Sunday, August 29, 2010


hey yall.
about to head out for a week long beach vacation with the boy for his birthday, so i'll be a little mia this week. BUT when i come back, get ready for some photos and the resuming of my 30 days about me posts.
also- for all you gals signed up for Sept/Oct. pen pals-- dont worry I haven't forgotten about you, there is just a slight delay and the lists will be sent out next weekend. I sent everyone that I know signed up for this round an email. So if you didnt get the email please let me know. you can reach me here:

thanks and love yall
see you in a week!!!


Friday, August 27, 2010

gia-bug turns 6

My baby niece turns 6 this weekend and to celebrate, we had pizza, cake, and some swimming.

me and the birthday girl :)
my nephew and i
my other beautiful niece and i

and my friends and roomie joined us too. i seriously have some of the best friends and family.
quote of the week (by the lovely little birthday girl):
me: (trying to tell Gia a fairy tale)
gia: stop. you're making my ears hurt
me: gia, be nice
gia: if i could be, i would
** i think i may start using this. haha. "if i could be nice, i would be, but i cant...."

Thursday, August 26, 2010

day 8 of 30 days of me

day 8- short term goals for this month and why

Goals for September:
-finish reading at least 1 book
-participate in the National Heart Walk
-catch up on journaling prompts
-catch up on writing pen pals
-take time for me
-finish decorating patio (and take photos to document and share it)
-fill out and complete application for internship for Spring


inspiration thursday (with Sarah from Contently Consistently Chaotic)

This week I get to share with yall my pal (and another pen pal) Sarah! She's one of the sweetest gals you'll ever meet with the biggest heart. I've loved getting to know her these past few months and I just know you'll love her too. So, don't forget to stop by her blog and give her some love!!! :)

Your name: sarah dawn. i often go by sarahd.

Where can we find you?
contently consistently chaotic.

Tell us a little bit about you:
i just turned twenty seven. which is all to close to thirty for me.
i am from a small cow town in california called tulare.
but i now live in the most amazing city,
in the most beautiful state.
portland, oregon.

i am new to blogging. but i LOVE it.
i am horrible with grammar and punctuation.
i am a major procrastinator.
i love all things pink.
i am a dreamer.
i am honest & loyal to a fault.
my family & friends are my rock.

Favorite craft or hobby?
ive just started painting and i love it!
ive started drawing and journaling more.
i love making skirts! i have fallen in love with scrapbooking!

What's next for you?
i REALLY want to learn to make plushies

Also, I want to learn how to use photoshop cs4 well.
i will make time for BOTH very very soon!

5 things that make you happy!



nephew and nieces

this picture

Where do you find inspiration?
id like to find some more! i find inspiration is MANY things! my problem is just putting that inspiration into use! i find inspiration in art. other folks blogs. weheartit. friends. my momma! i like to pay attention to the small things!

How do you get and stay motivated?
i seem to stay motivated by what i want. if i want something BAD enough, i can usually make it happen. i just keep remembering what i want in my mind. and not stopping until whatever project is done. my family & friends do a good job at keeping me motivated. i love them!

If stranded on an island and you can bring one person and one thing with you, what would it be??
first of all can i please go here.

I would take my friend kris

He frustrates me sometimes - okay, a lot, buuuut he is like family. He would be able to make me laugh, but wouldn’t bug me all the time. He can do all the ‘manly’ things like fires, fish, fix what breaks, carry heavy things, but wouldn’t be overly annoying. He is a person i am comfortable with, and that i can tune out if need be.

The 'Thing' i would bring is a laptop with a internet connection placed into it. the laptop would have a web cam for skype, tons of music and a never dying battery! lol.

Give us 1 random or funny or interesting fact/tidbit about YOU:
i don’t know my left from my right. i can figure it out once i think about it, but i have to remember what hand i write with to know which is my right hand. no- the fact that my left hand makes a ‘L’ doesn’t help. lol. i also cannot spell MOUNTAIN without thinking the acronym ‘My Old Uncle Nortan Took An Interesting Nap’. and working for a company that has MOUNTAIN in the name of it, i think of it ALL the time.


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Wednesday Wishes

my weekly wishlist:

1. that we still had nap time, even as adults (I personally think we need it/want it more than kids....)

2. to be a teacher already. then i wouldn't feel bad for wanting/buying cute things like this stamp:

3. to catch up on all the things i've been slacking on:
-pen pal letters
-organizing and decorating my place
-my application for internship
-preparing for sunday bible study and youth

As always, make sure to stop by Erin's, Courtney's, Katie's, and Karlie's blogs to check out their wishes for this week. should join in too!!! :)


day 7 of 30 days of me

day 7- a picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you


my relationship with Jesus is what defines me.
i know it sounds cliche, but this relatisonhip (not religion(for i see religion as more of a man made thing)) has changed my life and has made me who i am. not everyone has the same views, but these are mine.


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

day 6 of 30 days of me

day 6: favorite superhero and why:

he knows how to sweep a girl off her feet

he has an iconic style

he's always there to rescue you

hot jock?????
oh yea, and he can fly, see through things and has a real job...... just sayin'

"dark day"

9 years ago today I lost my dad and best friend.
It's strange, for so long I felt this tremendous pain that I never thought would go away, but over time it has. Now there's just this void- this place in my heart that seems somewhat empty because someone I loved so much is no longer around. Deep down, I know he's in a better place, but sometimes I'm still angry that he's gone. I never got to say goodbye. He will never get to see huge and important aspects of my life. I don't remember the last time I said "I love you".

But here's what I do remember and know..... he was the best dad I could have ever asked for. He was patient with me and forgiving. He made me feel like I mattered, because in his eyes I did. He could fix any and everything. He made me a beautiful 2-story doll house when I was little, with furniture (some of which he made as well) and parts of our home throughout it (like extra scraps of our actual kitchen floor used for the doll house's kitchen flooring). He by far was one of the best men I've ever known and I miss him more than I could ever express.

***I debated about writing this post- or at least making it public. I don't want my blog to become "emo" and turn people (including myself) away from it. So if it does turn you off or it comes off as too much, I'm sorry. Honestly though, I felt like I needed to write it....almost to make sure that I don't forget him.


Monday, August 23, 2010

5 loves on monday

A new monday = a new and fresh start. i love that feeling.
and speaking of new..... here's this weeks list of 5 loves, enjoy! :)

1. cotton candy. sure its only pure sugar- but its delish!

2. chanel

3. peacocks. and lately ive been dreaming of getting a peacock tattoo.....

4. a new class by janel, i heart fall. i cant wait for it to can buy a spot here

5. jersey shore. okay yes its a crazy, messed up show- but im totally addicted. and thank goodness for my wonderful boyfriend who records them for me (since i tend to miss them when they air)

what's on your love list right now????
looooooove, kel

day 3, 4, & 5 of 30 days of me

Okay, I've been kinda bad at updating this..... :(
This weekend has been pretty crazy though. Tons of friends visiting, the boyfriend and roomie back in town.... so excuse the 3 days in 1 post thing.

day 3- a picture of you and your friends
these girls are seriously the greatest! they are my lifeline here in jax i swear!

day 4- a habit that you wish you didn’t have

i gotta say, i have a bunch of annoying and bad habits that i wish i could make disappear. but since i can only pick one to wish away, i think it would have to do with my anger. i am totally passive agressive way too often and i hate that i'm not just more mellow. i take things to heart and i over react. i hate it. but at least i recognize it so that i can work on it.......

day 5- a picture of somewhere youve been to

the boy and i went to the first homes game for the jags this past weekend. soooo much fun (even if we did have to wait an extra 2 hours and sit in the rain for a long amount of time). totally worth every minute.



Friday, August 20, 2010

day 2 of 30 days of me

day 2- the meaning behind you blog name:
both my url: get the words out and my blog title: on the brink of something beautiful, are from Mae songs. which use to be one of my absolute favorite bands (and i still love them)!
I actually talked about this in a blog post a while back, which you can find here (along with song lyrics).
What's the story about your blog name/title??

Thursday, August 19, 2010

day 1 of 30 days of me

day 1- recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself

1. i use to love playing basketball (in elementary school i even created my own team- with all boys of course) but now i can't even stand to watch it

2. most of the time i'd rather watch a war movie than a love story

3. i loathe grocery store shopping. i'll put it off until i'm living on saltines and hafta go

4. i get crazy motion sickness. i use to be able to ride on roller coasters over and over again, but now even just being on a swing makes me feel like im gonna puke

5. when im home alone and doing chores, i play frank sinatra, but when im home alone and cooking i play fun dance music......a little mixed up i know

6. everytime i use sleeping bags i get really sick the next day

7. for the longest time i refused to drink water, because my dad joked that it rusted your insides (a medieval belief) and i actually believed him

8. for a long time i convinced myself that i didn't want to ever get married or have kids (mainly because i was scared it would just never happen) but in truth, i cant wait to one day be a wife and mom (one day)

9. my mom is one of my best friends. i tell her just about everything

10. i use to be anti- Jim Carey, Adam Sandler, Will Farrell, and Jack Black, but now I really like their movies. okay, more like love

11. in high school i took a woodshop/how to fix things around the house and your car course. i was the only girl in a class of 30 guys and i loved it. theyd help me with stuff i couldnt figure out or didnt want to do. it was like having a class with 30 brothers

12. one of my favorite things about visiting my family is all we do is sit around and talk, eat and nap. and we'll plan our days around when and what we're eating.

13. one of my favorite things about visiting my other side of the family is that one sunday mornings we sit around chatting and drinking bloody marys

14. everytime i go home to pensacola i try to get a bushwacker (it's a drink- even obama tried it)! lots of places have it, but the true and auh-mazing place that knows just how to make them is Sandshakers in pensacola, fl. its soooo good. (milkshake and alcohol mixed together? yes please)

15. i use to hate shopping with a passion. after an hour i'd feel like i was gonna go crazy if we didn't haul ass out. now, i'm totally addicted to shopping- i could shop all day and be a happy camper. :) and my favorite things to shop for: purses and dresses

Did you start your 30 days today? If so, share them!!! I can't wait to see and learn more about yall.
Post a link to your day 1 in the comment section so i can follow along!! :) please!!!!


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

30 days of me

I happened to stumble upon this awesome blog challenge today..... and I'm wondering who might want to join me?????

A while back I tried something similar, a 30 days of truth challenge, and i was a bit upset with myself for not finishing; however, for whatever reason my answers started drama, which I cannot stand, so in order to avoid that i stopped playing. this challenge is a little more light though and i really think it will be fun. so if youre interested, i think you should join me!!!! yes?

Here are the daily prompts for 30 days of me:
day 1- recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself
day 2- the meaning behind you blog name
day 3- a picture of you and your friends
day 4- a habit that you wish you didn’t have
day 5- a picture of somewhere youve been to
day 6- favorite super hero and why
day 7- a picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you
day 8- short term goals for this month and why
day 9- something youre proud of in the past few days
day 10- songs you listen to when you are happy, sad, bored, hyped, mad
day 11- another picture of you and your friends
day 12- how you found out about blogger and why you have one
day 13- a letter to someone who has hurt you recently
day 14- a picture of you and your family
day 15- put you ipod on shuffle: first 10 songs that play
day 16- another picture of yourself
day 17- someone you would want to switch lives with for one day and why
day 18- plans/dreams/goals you have
day 19- nicknames you have and why you have them
day 20- someone you see yourself marrying or being with in the future
day 21- a picture of something that makes you happy
day 22- what makes you different from everyone else
day 23- something you crave for a lot
day 24- a letter to your parents
day 25- what I would find in your bag
day 26- what do you think about your friends
day 27- why are you doing this 30 day challenge
day 28- a picture of you from last year and now, how have you changed since then?
day 29- in this past month, what have you learned
day 30- you favorite song

i'm planning on starting this fun challenge tomorrow, i hope yall will join in. :) and if you do, please let me know in the comment section and maybe even leave me a link so we can all follow each others together?


Wednesday Wishes

My wish list for the week:

1. more time with my bestie.
tomorrow she's leaving Jax and this weekend she'll be Chicago. in 3 weeks she'll move to England for mission work. i'm super excited for her- i think this is going to be an amazing experience for her, but the selfish side of me is really sad. i dont even want to think about her not being around- i honestly get too sad. she and i have been bffs since high school and roomed together throughout college- so leigh, if youre reading this, know i'm so proud of you for doing this- for taking a giant leap and trusting in God. i just know this is going to be an amazing time in your life- and i cant wait to hear all about it. and also, just so you know- im gonna miss you. a lot. times a million.

2. tons of pretty new clothes for a new school year

okay, I don't have school this fall semester, but that doesn't mean i'm not thinking about spring when i start my teaching internship. and these clothes from modcloth are just tooooo cute.

3. new music to inspire me and get me crafting
What's on your wishlist this week?????
Here are Erin's, Courtney's, Katie's, Karlie's, and Liz's :)