Thursday, October 31, 2013

5 Things I'd Rather Do Than Celebrate Halloween

These last few years, I have kind of lost interest in celebrating Halloween, because of what I have gone through.

When I saw a friend link-up with this woman's blog, I figured I'd get in on it as well. So, here goes. (Oh, I am linking up with Living in Yellow.)

  1. Read. I am an avid reader, so I would prefer to be cuddled up in a warm blanket with a good book.
  2. Drinking hot chocolate. Hot chocolate is my favorite cold-weather drink, so I would love to have one right about now.
  3. Watch a good movie. I don't really like to go out that much, so a good movie is the best thing to do when I don't feel like going out.
  4. Get inspiration on Pinterest. I am addicted to Pinterest, so I would rather be looking for inspiration than going door to door for candy.
  5. Bake something. I LOVE to bake, so I would rather spend the day/evening in the kitchen, than walking around the neighborhood on Halloween.
So, how would you rather be spending Halloween? If you are going out, have fun and be safe tonight!!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Time to Think About Spring Semester Classes

Well, registration for spring semester classes started today. I have already decided which classes I want to take. I just hope they won't be filled up when I register for them, and that they won't be cancelled before I can take them.
I am hoping to take a culinary mathematics class and an intro to baking/pastry class. Math is not my best subject, but I figured that since it's required, I might as well get it out of the way. Plus, I have brothers who are really good at math, so I can ask them to help me out when I need to.
Ever since I got to college, I have actually started to truly like and enjoy school, so I am looking forward to the spring semester. I hope the teachers are as nice as the ones I've had so far, especially for spring and Fall 2013.
So, bring it on, Spring 2014!!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Don't Judge Me by My Past


Sunday, October 27, 2013

Halloween Fun

Yesterday, I went over to a friend's house for their annual pumpkin carving day. I have gone for probably 13 or 14 years. I always have fun there, and I come away with a great pumpkin and awesome memories.

I haven't decided if I will be dressing up this year, but I will definitely be giving out candy. Although, it is supposed to rain, so I don't know how many kids will come by.

Here are a few pictures of the pumpkin carving from yesterday.

My pumpkin

A decoration at my friend's house (I have NO IDEA what it is, though)


My friend's pumpkin

My friend's mom's pumpkin (front)

The back of her pumpkin

My pumpkin isn't feeling too good :(

"Ruby Retina Blood Cooler"

The pumpkin of my friend's family friend
Getting paint on my hands
I hope everyone has a great Halloween, if you celebrate

Friday, October 25, 2013

Five Minute Friday: Together

I am linking up with Lisa-Jo Baker for today's Five Minute Friday.

Today's FMF: Together

We are all
Living on this Earth together
Why do we
Feel the need
To put others down
Hurt others continuously
We are meant
To be in this thing
Called life
We are meant to
Live together
Learn together
Laugh together
Cry together
Love together
Comfort each other
Not shy away
From the world
Being together
With people
Who truly care
About others
Is an amazing thing
If we just
Let them into our lives
Making memories together
Being alone
Is not the way to live
We need people
We are a social creature
No one deserves
To live a life
Of loneliness
Being together
With others
Makes life worth living

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Who You Are

A friend of mine posted this video, Who You Are, on her blog. I loved it so much, I thought I would share it as well.


Monday, October 21, 2013

The Beauty of a Woman


Friday, October 18, 2013

Five Minute Friday: Laundry

I am linking up with Lisa-Jo Baker for today's Five Minute Friday.

Today's FMF: Laundry

Laundry...something you can never get away from. Just when you think you're done, another pile of clothes pops up, that needs to be cleaned. It is a never-ending chore, that I'm sure a lot of people wish they don't have to do.

The more people living with you, the more laundry there is. But, it sure is nice to have clean clothes to wear on a daily basis.

Having clean clothes helps me feel good, and makes me feel better about myself, even just a little bit. Nobody would be judging me about having stained, smelly clothes on.

I used to not like doing laundry, because my mom would make me do it, which was not fun. Now, I don't mind so much, because I'm not forced to do it.

The good thing about laundry, is that once you put a load in to be washed, you can get other things done while you're waiting. And I like that.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

My Holiday Bucket List

I figured that since it's getting close to the holidays again, I'd share a bucket list of sorts, of things I want to do. Here's what I came up with so far:

  1. Try sweet potatoes. Never had them before, and have been wanting to try them for a while now.
  2. Make pumpkin pie from scratch.
  3. Make a scarecrow
  4. Bake cookies for Thanksgiving and Christmas
  5. Make a snowman
  6. Make snow angels
  7. Have a snowball fight
  8. Watch A Christmas Story
  9. Go ice skating
  10. Make and drink hot chocolate
  11. Go sledding
  12. Watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, and the local parades
  13. Make a gingerbread house
  14. Participate in "You've Been Jingled"
  15. Watch How The Grinch Stole Christmas
  16. Make a collage with leaves, flowers, etc.
  17. Take photos of nature as it changes
  18. Attend a fall festival
  19. Go on a horse-drawn carriage ride
  20. Roast pumpkin seeds
  21. Make a Thankful Tree craft
  22. Start making sweater for dad
  23. Make a nature journal
  24. Carve/paint a pumpkin
  25. Get home movies onto DVD format
  26. Participate in "You've Been Boo'ed"
  27. Roast marshmallows
  28. Have a photo shoot in a pile of leaves
  29. Try snowboarding
  30. Go to the annual cookie walk in town
  31. Get a picture with Santa
There will probably be more as it gets closer to the holidays, but this is pretty much it for now.

Monday, October 14, 2013

The Greatest Gift You Can Give



Sunday, October 13, 2013

International Day of the Girl

Well, apparently the other day was International Day of the Girl.

I think it's awesome that here is something like this, because girls really need to hear that they are beautiful exactly the way they are.

Girls do not need to be told that dieting, makeup, surgery, or anything else will make them better, or more beautiful. They are already beautiful.

They should not be made to feel less, like they are worthless. Like they are stupid, or ugly, or anything that makes them feel bad about themselves.

They deserve love, respect, encouragement, and a listening ear. They need to feel like they matter, that they are important.

It is so good to see that there are still people out there, who care enough to do something like this. I love it, and hope it continues!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

I'm At That Age...

Where I don't really care too much about having birthday parties for my birthday. Although, I wouldn't mind going out (or staying in) with a few friends, if I feel the need for a celebration. I don't drink (I will have the seldom drink, though), so there will not be alcohol, or very little.

I have been like this for a while now, which is fine with me. Although, I still have a couple party ideas in mind, that I want to try out. One is a masquerade party, and the other is a Harry Potter party.

I have been a big Harry Potter fan since pretty much the beginning. I love the story, the characters, everything. Yes, I know that I am an adult, but that doesn't mean I can't like the series anymore.

I think that the idea of a masquerade party is really cool. The masks, the clothes, the mystery, the food/drink, the music...all of it.

So, hopefully I will be able to pull off both themes at some point.

Well, that's all for now. More to come later.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Five Minute Friday: Ordinary

I am linking up with Lisa-Jo Baker for today's Five Minute Friday.

Today's FMF: Ordinary

Why be ordinary
When you were
Born to stand out?
That is a phrase
I have seen and heard
Many times
And I quite agree
Ordinary is boring
Be unique
Be you
Each person
Is special and unique
Being ordinary is ok
But standing out
Is great
You don't have to be perfect
You just have to be yourself
And that is EXTRAordinary
That is beautiful

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Fantasy Worlds I Wish Were Real

I saw an article/post on, where they listed which fantasy worlds they wished were real. So, I figured I'd list the ones I wish were real. They listed six in total in their list, so I will list six in mine as well.

Here they are:

  1. Hogwarts/Wizarding World  What's not to love about the wizarding world? Yeah, I know not everyone loves/likes the thought of witches and wizards, but it's fantasy stuff. But, if it was real, I would use magic to clean up my room (something I really do NOT like doing), do the dishes for me, and finish up my homework if I leave it to the last minute (which surprisingly seldom happens anymore).
  2. Middle Earth  Although there are some really scary, ugly creatures in this world, I wish it was real as well. They live awesome lives.
  3. Panem  Yes, it's awful, but it's a good series, too. They seem to have an interesting way of living, in each district. And, there are a lot of brave, inspiring people as well. Even though the Capitol tries to squash that.
  4. Twilight  Yes, I admit it, I'm a Twilight fan (although I'm a bigger fan of Harry Potter). If vampires were real, and they lived the way the Cullens did, I would be fine with living in a community with them. Plus, Alice Cullen is awesome!!
  5. Leven Thumps SeriesEven though it's only in book form, I still wish it was real. I want a sychophant, which are tiny, furry creatures that can turn invisible at will.
  6. Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryI LOVE chocolate, so this would be an amazing world to live in. Plus, who doesn't love chocolate (unless you aren't able to actually have it)?

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

The Beauty of Adoption

For quite a long time, I have been dreaming of adopting children, once I am married.

There are a few blogs I follow, that are written by couples who have adopted children. They have really inspired me in aspects of being a parent, and wanting children.

The blogs I follow are:

Our Journey of Faith

Nations Around Our Table

Our Place Called Home

Our Treasures From Afar

There's No Place Like Home

Are These Kids All Yours?

The Miracle of More

I am so thankful I found these blogs, and are able to read them as often as they are updated.

I love children, and seeing how positively adoption has affected these families makes me want to adopt even more.

Yes, they have setbacks, and "bad" days, but that's a part of life, and a part of adopting. And, I think all the positive things about adoption far outweigh the negative things.

Children deserve to have a loving, caring family to call their own. No child should have to live life all alone, feeling unloved, unwanted.

I plan on adopting (after I am married, of course!!) from wherever the greatest need is, but I will definitely adopt from any country I can. Also, I want to mainly adopt children with special needs, as much as I know they may need medical care.

I can't wait to start my own family someday!!

Monday, October 7, 2013

They Say There is a Reason


So true.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Five-Minute Friday: Write

I am linking up with Lisa-Jo Baker for today's Five Minute Friday.

Today's FMF: Write

The words that I write
Flow like water
From my mind
To my hands
Onto paper
Writing helps me
Express what
My voice cannot
It helps me
Put the pieces together
Of this puzzle called life
It helps me
Makes sense
Of my emotions
And thoughts
I write
To get away
From reality
For a while
And to remember
The joys of life
Writing is
One of the gifts
I was given
And one
That I give
To others in return
Writing helps me
To calm my mind
To help me
Get some peace of mind
Writing helps me
To be myself
In a world
Striving to be
Of what they are not
All this is worth writing for