Thursday, July 31, 2014

have a delightful weekend!


this weekend, I hope to:

laugh a lot.
take some amazing photographs of my favorite place.
visit here.
eat amazing donuts here.
sip amazing wine.
take fun bike rides early in the morning.
make some fabulous memories.
remember the good things in life.



what are you doing this weekend?



photo from madsen donuts.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

a thing called melanoma

you all know I had melanoma last year. it was the scariest three months of waiting, surgeries and consultations. it's a scary thought to think back on how I actually went through it. I am thankful it wasn't severe, and I am sorry for those who've had to go through it ten times harder. and any cancer.

I've had a chance to get to know Nicole at Healthy is Happy blog and it's been great to chat about things we have in common. I had a chance to do a guest post last week, and I hope you will all check it out as well as the rest of her blog!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

the a-z's of me.

A. Age: 23. almost 24.

B. Bed size: full

C. Chore you hate: dusting. there are so many crevices to get into, and it seems after a few days, the dust is back.

D. Dogs: my miniature Australian shepherd is awful sometimes, but i wouldn't trade him.
E. Essential start to your day: checking my messages on my phone while drinking a glass of orange juice. then a giant cup of coffee to follow.

F. Favorite Color: yellow. every shade.

G. Gold or Silver: rose gold.

H. Height: 5'10"

I. Instruments you play: piano.

J. Job Title: social media coordinator and account manager. i get to talk and interact with people all day. i love it!
K. Kids: none yet. can't wait for that chapter of my life, but enjoying the chapters i am in right now, thank you.

L. Live: in a little, tiny city in ohio.M. Mother's Name: linda. linda lou - momma lou :)N. Nicknames: al, alex, ally, ally-oops, zat {it's a long, probably embarrassing story i wont bore you with}O. Overnight hospital stays: birth, i guess. i have been lucky -- *knocks on wood*P. Pet peeves: eating with your mouth open, or making gross sounds while eating. no matter if you're a man or a woman...have a little class, please?Q. Quote from a movie: "it would be an honor, hazel grace, to have my heart broken by you."R. Right or left-handed: right.S. Siblings: just one.T. Time you wake up: 6:30. then 7:15, then 7:30 when i actually make myself get out of bed. yes, i have three alarms.U. Underwear: uhm...normal ones? isn't that a bit too personal?V. Vegetable you hate: green beans and peas. will not eat unless the green beans are in a casserole. peas...never.X. X-rays: mouth and foot... i think that's all...Y. Yummy food: pizza, mac and cheese, or ice cream.Z. Zoo animal: giraffes. they're adorable.


if you have had a chance to go through his little lady's blog from my post yesterday, you might have come across this.

Monday, July 7, 2014

a simple birthday wish list

my birthday is coming up {july 17th to be exact} and turning 24 is a lot less scary sounding than 23 for some reason. maybe i just like even numbers. maybe last year just wasn't the best.

an extra chocolate-y birthday cake with extra frosting that requires a big glass of milk to with it. with sprinkles. {this healthy living thing needs a pause button on my birthday}

seriously. if i just get that, i will be happy. okay, okay, there are a few  other  things.
these would make me happy, too.
and really, anything from anthropologie





so tell me when it kicks in.

a few weeks ago, i started to get really annoyed with my iTunes library. everything felt like it had been listened to a million times, and my favorites were starting to get on my nerves. i needed new music and i had no idea in which genre i was looking for.

as you all know, i am in love with everything the fault in our stars. the soundtrack is even more phenomenal. one of the most beautiful songs is "All of the Stars" which is written by ed sheeran. so i looked him up in iTunes and pre-ordered his latest cd. a couple of days went by and to be honest, i forgot i had downloaded it. i had my music on shuffle, and one of his new songs came on and my ears perked up. my obsession had started.

i listened to his new cd {"x"} a few times at work that day, and loved every song that came on. his voice is so unique, and it's not because he is british. his sound is so amazing, you can't help but want to tap your foot along, or bounce around in the car {which, let's be honest, is a daily occurrence}.

go download his new cd, and take a listen. in the meantime, if you need convincing, check out this song below. i swear, it will be my first dance song someday at my wedding.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

have you seen this video? i don't anything has given me such goosebumps.



so thankful that this beautiful baby is okay. i can't imagine what his mama went through as well as his dad. such a great reminder to be thankful for life and take everyday as it comes.