I’m very, very excited about a new project I’m working on!
But, it’s not time to reveal anything to anyone just yet, so I’ll just leave to with a taste of what is to come:
Hope I didn’t give it away!
It’s so cold and rainy today!
Such is my 20th birthday! I’ve been so tired and sluggish today—after work this morning I went back to my apartment and fell back asleep until my 1:00 class–and then I was a few minutes late to class!
So, not much has happened today. I’m just being really cold and sluggish and a little sick. After my 6:00pm class I’ll be going out to eat with my mom and that will be the adventure of my day!
My Saturday was fun, however! It was mardi gras in Jefferson and Racheal and Case were down from Missouri so we headed over to mardi gras to visit with them. I guess Tay and I aren’t mardi gras people. We ate lunch at sister, Victoria’s job, Kitt’s Kornbread, listened to an older man’s stories from being stationed in Korea, watched an old guitarist play a guitar he built, stood amongst leather clad bikers who were watching a rock band, visited an old hotel, and went to a house with art all over the walls and hung out. Oh and Tay and I went to ETBU’s Opera, Hansel and Gretal. So I’m not sure we did much mardi gras related activities, but it was a very fun day!
Although I’ve had plenty of time to blog, I’ve spent that time looking at wedding ideas online.
However, I was looking through all the fun Christmas photos and, although most are blurry, they were too fun to not use.
Our fun little gingerbread house decorated by Jane and Julia!
What a week!
Tuesday was SUCH a busy day and it got even busier when Taylor proposed to me! It was so cheesy and romantic and sweet. 🙂 And, no I don’t have a picture of the ring yet 😦 I’ve been so busy!
Last week Taylor informed me that for an early Christmas present we were going to have our photos taken. He chose the photographer, time and place so all I had to do on Tuesday (Taylor’s birthday, by the way) was show up!
We spent a good hour on the square taking photos in the cold. The last photo was taken sitting by a fountain and Taylor said, “Hey, hold on I have an early Christmas present for Alyssa and I want you (the photographer) to take a picture of her opening it. He then produed a small, antique sewing kit. I opened it up and amongst thread and needles was a ring! Then he got on his knees and asked me to marry him. He put the ring on my finger and everything! The moment was so awkward and sweet! Just like us! Ha ha!
Anyways, Tay planned the whole photo shoot so that we would have a picture of him on his knees propsing to me. Crazy!
We have a lot to plan, but I’m very excited!
November 19 is such a great day that I decided to celebrate several random events all in one!
And (hopefully without being disrespectful) I quickly photo-shopped all of the events into one silly picture–see if you can guess which events we’re celebrating:
Alright, yes…that was a terrible attempt buuut, it sort of gets the point across. Today we are celebrating: Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address in 1863, the pencil was invented in 1895, pop-tarts were invented in 1963, and “Rocky and His Friends” or more commonly, “The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show” aired in 1959.
Thus, Abe is eating a poptart and watching “Rocky and Bullwinkle” while taking a break from writing the Gettysburg Address–which he is writing in pencil. Whew. A stretch of the imagination. =)
Because we are having a crazy stretch of fun, I’m going to be giving you some fun facts about these events!
The Gettysburg Address Paparazzi (November 19, 1863)
This is the only known picture of Abraham Lincoln on the day he delivered the address. Paparazzi shot!
Post originally had the idea for the pastry and announced early they were going to be called “Country Squares.” However, they announced the news too early because Kellogg snatched a version of the idea within six months, calling them “Pop Tarts”–named after one of the hottest things at the time—Pop Art, which Andy Warhol made popular.
The show was originally named “Rocky and His Friends” but was aired with several different names: “The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show”, “The Bullwinkle Show”, “The Rocky Show”, & “Rocky and Bullwinkle.” Nevertheless, here is a short clip of an opening to their show. Obviously I only saw reruns of this show, but as a child it was one of my favorites!
And here are my Goodwill boots! I’ve already gotten compliments on them! 🙂 The one thing I don’t particularly like is the heels make very loud noises when walking. Of course, knowing that everyone is about to hear me and look at me makes me more aware of how I’m carrying myself. I like these boots. They make me feel edgy and awesome. No fear in saying that, either since we all really just want to be confident. ❤
Alsoo…To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery. TWLOHA is having a facebook event and invited everyone to write ‘love’ on their arm. No sense in not joining in. ❤
I bought some cowboy boots. 🙂 I found these at Goodwill for $6.00 and they were almost perfectly what I’ve been looking for—they’re more of an ankle boot and they’re rugged. It was a very easy shoe to buy, needless to say.
I wasn’t planning on it, but today I was inspired to DIY these straps. There are two black, pleather straps from an old, old purse, and I had a black, studded belt that was too small for me so I cut it in half and, voila! Also, if I need a “plain” boot look I can just slide the straps off.
There are several inspirations for this look, but a very wonderful blogger from London–living in New York (Karen from WhereDidUGetThat) has definitely inspired me. Her shoe collection is massive yet very versatile! She can wear heels one day and studded Converse the next. This is one picture of a very small portion of her collection and you can see there are lots of shoes that I gathered the inspiration for the rugged look of my boots. =)
November 2: Cookie Monster’s Birthday!
Cookie Monster is a fictional Muppet character on the children’s television show Sesame Street. He is best known for his voracious appetitehowever, as his name suggests, his preferred food is cookies. Chocolate chip cookies are his favorite kind; oatmeal cookies are his second favorite. In a song in 2004, Cookie Monster revealed that, before he ate his first cookie, he believes his name was Sid. and his famous eating phrases: “Me want cookie!”, “Me eat cookie!”, and “Om Nom nom nom” (said through a mouth full of food). He often eats anything and everything, Showing awareness of healthy eating habits for children, since 2006 he has said that cookies are “a sometime snack” and that he also likes fruits and eggplant.
You should celebrate too! Every day is cause for celebration! (and post pics if you do) Celebrate with me tomorrow for Sandwich Day! Easy enough, eh? 😉 Happy November!
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I love this outfit. I didn’t wear it today but everytime I was home I put on this huge sweatshirt—it’s so comfortable! I’m wearing it now! haha If it’s still rainy tomorrow I may throw it on. I love it. Instead I wore this most of the day….
This outfit sort of happened by accident. I also bought this red cardigan the same day I bought the sweatshirt. I love it. 🙂
I woke up to rain, rain rain today. Class and work was cancelled because the campus hardly had any electricity and no internet. So I didn’t do all that much. Went to lunch with my mom and her coworker—-her office had to stay even though they couldn’t get work done.
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I have so much to talk about…to relay, in a journal-like fashion so that I can stumble across this very post and say, “Hey you know what? I did that on that day.” And really why else would I be blogging?
However. It is nearing 1 AM and I’m super tired so for now I’m going to do a quick recap of everything && hopefully go into further detail on another near-future day.
1. 11AM-1PM: Had a successful yet nerve-wrecking errands run. Got a lot accomplished just in time for class 🙂
2. 12:40PM: Around this time on my errands run I’m being held up by Wal-Mart security: long-story-short: an unopened flashdrive given to me by my boss sets off the door alarms && Wal-Mart thinks I was trying to steal. They chose not to believe me until they saw me NOT EVEN GO INTO THE electronics department before they let me go. Just doing their job, but a bit inconvienent.
3. 1:02: A bit late for class because of Wal-Mart scandal (hold onto your purses, ladies & look out for me!) My group’s website was due & we had no clue. I pulled an entire website out in about 30 minutes. Yay group. 🙂
4. 5-8:30PM: Head to my FIRST Marshall football game–for my little brother, Devin (8th grade). Good seeing some family, and snapped tons of photos. Luckily it was their homecoming so my step-brother, Johnathan (9th grade) was also playing in the band for a high school pep rally. Unfortunately I couldn’t get too many shots of him, but it was fun watching. (definitely a post about my first football game will be in order ;))
5. My lovely cousin, Katy is going to be a mime for halloween & I really wanted to make the mini top hat she had in mind, so she let me! Photos of that coming soon, as well. It’s cute. 🙂
6. I want to wear this outfit. Of course, it’s an Olsen. Yes, I just did a post about them. I just really want to wear this outfit. Today I bought a sweatshirt and leggings…I had a belt. If only the weather would cool down just a smidgen more. And because I don’t have my camera close by to show you any photos of my version of the outfit…I’ll show ya what I’ve been looking at.
What do you think about this 80/90’s trend? Idk…sweatshirt& leggings…i like it. 🙂
Good night, all. Cooler, more hip, happenin’ posts comin’ soon. 😉