Thursday, February 16, 2012

Personal Challenge Countdown - Day 5

6 Places:

1. Europe - all over, but specifically the Mediterranean countries (I know, it's kinda cheating!)
2. Bali
3. South Africa
4. New York
5. New Orleans (will be there in only a few more weeks!!!!!)
6. Morocco

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Caffeinated Love


For the Anti-Valentiners

Valentine's Day is not always a happy day.  For those who are mourning a broken relationship or for those who have been single a while and are feeling the loneliness of this day, it can be a time one dreads instead of celebrates.

I've been in a relationship for a long time now, so to be honest, it is not a day that is particularly important to me anymore.  However, I do remember the early days of relationships when it has been exciting... and I also remember the times I've been broken-hearted and being without that person on Valentine's Day only intensified my loneliness.

So in recognition that Valentine's Day is not always a happy day for some... this is for you...

Everything happens for a reason...

Although you may feel it, you are not truly alone...

Make this day an excuse to get together with the girls to celebrate your friendship...

Or use this day as an excuse to take a "personal day" and curl up with comfort food while watching episode after episode of Sex and the City... these ladies always helped me realize things were as not bad as they seemed and that things WILL get better!  Not to mention, they help to remind you to appreciate your girlfriends :)

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And if all else fails, some good old fashioned male bashing might just make you feel better!

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Source: via Kristy on Pinterest


Happy Love Day!

I hope you all have a wonderful day celebrating the love you have for your sweethearts and those who are near and dear to you :)

Monday, February 13, 2012

Personal Challenge Countdown - Day 4

7 Wants:

1. Country dream home
2. Gorgeous city condo
3. Full time, contract teaching job
4. To win the lottery
5. Hunter boots
6. To travel to: all of Europe, Morocco, African Safari, Bali, New Orleans, Savannah, Charleston, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam
7. The time, ability, and space to adopt 3 dogs (to be named Talula, Gatsby, and Larry) and 2 more cats (to be named Fitzgerald and Zelda) and have them all get along with my current cat, Bud

Be My Valentine??? PLEASE!?

Hmmm... which one shall I ask to be my Valentine this year? Decisions, decisions...

Ryan Gosling maybe?

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Or how about Ryan Reynolds?

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Or maybe I should give Adam Brody a call...

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Source: via Kristy on Pinterest

Jensen Ackles is more than just a thought though too...

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Source: via Kristy on Pinterest

But I don't want to leave out Ian Somerhalder...

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Who do you think I should ask to be my Valentine?  Oh pity me, I just don't know which man to pick!!

I do know who I would've picked if I had lived in my grandmother's day though... the decision would've been easy!

Paul Newman! Such a handsome, darling man...

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Who could resist those lips?!

Happy Valentine's Day ladies!!!


Personal Challenge Countdown - Day 2

9 Loves:

1.  Elephants, cats, dogs, and furry animals in general
2. Tea
3. Nutella
4. Smell of fresh laundry, lilac, and jasmine
5. NYC
6. Scented candles
7. Thunderstorms
8. Quality time with my family and my girlfriends
9. My love, Jay
10. Laughing so hard I cry


Personal Challenge Countdown - Day 3

8 Fears:

1. Spiders
2. Sharks
3. Hair in the drain, tub, sink, food... ewww!
4. The Suburbs i.e. cookie cutter houses, big box stores, no trees, ... no life...

So the above half are my phobias.  However for the rest I will state them in positive mantra form because I believe if one dwells on the negative than there is more of a chance of it coming true... and therefore same for the positive!

5. I will always be financially secure and successful
6. I will always have my friends and family close by
7. I will always be healthy of mind, body, and spirit
8. Everyone that matters to me will always be loyal to me, and love, like and respect me


J'Adore Paris


From Marilyn for Valentine's Day

A few words of wisdom from the great Ms. Monroe on love and the right to be loved the way we deserve to be.

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