Tuesday, December 27, 2011

New Years Goals

NOTE: these are goals, not resolutions!

  • paint something for the Boyfriend

  • read more then 10 books

  • study more then 3 hours before a test

  • paddle across lake erie

  • meet new people and spend more time with the people I already know

  • take a journey

Monday, December 26, 2011

Comfort is a worn in paperback you've read ten times.


People have no idea how beautiful books are.

How they taste on your fingers.

How bright everything is when you light it with words.”

Rachel Kadish (Tolstoy Lied: A Love Story)

Monday, December 12, 2011

The Stone Roses

I just found out that the Stone Roses are touring in 2012 and you could say I'm pretty excited. They're an English band from the grunge era but I started listening to them sometime i few years ago. Honestly, I don't even remember how but I remember one lyric, "garbage flower." I was so mesmerized and bemused by these words. Would a beautiful idea? I got into their music which can be quite enchanting at times. This music describes what I imagine coming of age in England in the early 90's sounded like. If you want to know what I mean then here are a few of their songs I love:


Sunday, November 27, 2011

Wanting the world to know we miss him!

My boyfriend is visiting his dad in PA and we couldn't go this time so this is what we do instead.

Jerome, Arizona

Reasons I want to Visit Jerome, Arizona:
(Besides the difference in sunlight to where I am now)

  • Once know as "The wickedest town in The West"

  • It is a thiriving artist town of 450 (!)

  • Now the largest Ghost Town in America

  • Unique shops and galleries

  • The view from the city over looking Arizona

  • Quaint small town feel where you may not expect to look for it

(Pictures from http://www.azjerome.com/)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

all in a name.. or two.

I love the names Scarlet and Violet. They make me think of two really adorable daughters. They have long blonde hair and they love to play outside and put flowers in their braids. They explore nature and make up stories about fairies and animals. They work on the farm but they love to change into dresses. They hold their own and they love life. <3

Sunday, November 6, 2011


Always say hello to anyone you may know, even if you carely know them. You never know what a bad day someone may be having or how they feel on the inside. To be recognized by someone is a great feeling, like you left an impression. Trust me, this is good advice.

Friday, November 4, 2011

A Busy Month

great outdoor running weather in Ohio
more pumpkins
leftover Halloween candy
baking harvest treats
Harvest Moon-Neil Young
charcoal and taupe


Wednesday, November 2, 2011


You're never too old to celebrate Halloween and dress up and just have fun!


Lots of Candy =]

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sleep Number®

I recently visited a sleep number store to find my sleep number setting. I love getting free stuff so this trip was sponsored by Smiley360 (look them up and you can go on missions too to get absolutely free things too!). As my reward for exploring the sleep number options I received a free travel pillow from Smiley360. My experience was great and the employees were so nice even though I wasn't purchasing anything. My sleep number is 45 and they have a bed hooked up to a computer in order to show you exactly how the process works. Overall I had a great time and I love my pillow!


Monday, October 24, 2011

Pumpkin Apple Raisin Bread

So in my last post I mentioned baking some Apple Pumpkin bread and let me tell you.. it was incredible! I have to share the recipe.. I don't remember where I got the recipe but I've tweeked it so much. So without further adu...

Pumpkin Apple Raisin Bread
Servings: 1 loaf
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 1 1/2 hours
3/4 cup sugar

1 cup canned plain pumpkin (generous portion)

1/2 cup water

1/3 cup apple sauce

2 eggs

1 2/3 cups whole wheat flour

1 tsp baking soda

3/4 tsp salt

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

1/4 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp ground cloves

2 tart apples, cored, peeled and chopped

As many raisins as your heart desires!
-Preheat oven to 325F and spray a 9x5 inch loaf pan with floured baking spray.

-In a large mixing bowl, combine sugar, pumpkin, water, oil and eggs and mix well.

-Combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder and cloves. Make sure to fluff with your fork. Do not press down the flour, keep it light and airy.

-Add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture little by little and fold until just moistened.

-Fold in the apples and raisins.

-Pour batter into pan and bake for 1 hour - 1 1/2 hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

-Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes before removing from pan, then cool another 15 minutes before slicing.


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Quintessential Autumn Weekend.

I'll just make a list because that's what I do best:

  • Haunted hay ride with my boyfriend, bundled up

  • Cooking chili

  • Rakeing leaves

  • Late bon fire with all our friends

  • Football (Go Browns!)

  • Wearing warm boots

  • Apple Pumpkin bread

  • Early brisk jog in the cool breeze

Yepppp that was my weekend. You could call it cozy, warm, or cute. Any of that will do. It was the best fall weekend!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

The Start of Autumn

New found coziness
back to school style
a growing number of colors in the trees
more coffee
more carefree
long sleeve or short sleeves
football and face paint<3

Friday, July 22, 2011

smiley360.com—Be Heard. Be Happy.

smiley360.com—Be Heard. Be Happy.

I came across this website for trying and reviewing products. So far so good. I love finding websites like these where I can voice my opinion about what I like and what could make it better. I like knowing about new things. So if you're like me you may enjoy this website.. Check it out!

Monday, June 6, 2011

starting anew

Okay I am coming back to the blogging world (I refuse to say blogosphere). I want connections from other places and attention from people with similar interests who can inspire me as I can hopefully inspire them. Where do I begin?