First Snow

Posted in Personal

We had our first “official” decent snowfall today. November of this year marked 2 years since I moved from Florida to Ohio and the snow is still just as magical.

There’s something so calming and peaceful about the snow. Naturally it chose to snow on the day that I was off of work and I had to run errands so that meant a trip to Target, but the bright side of it is that I got to take some photos while I was out.

I never noticed these trees around the city, but they’re everywhere! And they look so pretty with the snow, I loved the contrast of the red and the white.

In our neighborhood we have several ponds, this is my favorite to take photos at. Those black spots are birds, apparently they did not get the memo that winter means they’re supposed to fly south. Not all of the water here is frozen, so they seemed to be enjoying the pond and were swimming around.

The snow makes me want to just bundle up near a fire and drink hot chocolate and read a book. I’ve always loved the snow, and I think I always will and I hope I am not the only one.

December 14, 2016

Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge

Posted in Random

“I live in two worlds.  One is a world of books.” – Rory Gilmore

Recently I heard about the Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge which apparently has been a thing for years and I’ve been living under a rock. Gilmore Girls is coming back to Netflix this month, and I thought a good way to pay respects to it would be to try to read every book Rory mentions in the show. I’ve also really been wanting to start getting into reading again, because it’s been far too long and I thought this challenge would be a good way to do it.

I have no real set end date for this challenge, I just want to read as many books on this list as I can. As I complete the book it’ll have a strike-through and a date, books I have already read before are already marked through (but I may reread some of them). If you want to participate in this challenge as well, please let me know.

1. 1984 by George Orwell
2. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
3. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
4. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
5. An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
6. Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt
7. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
8. Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
9. Archidamian War by Donald Kagan
10. The Art of Fiction by Henry James
11. The Art of War by Sun Tzu
12. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
13. Atonement by Ian McEwan
14. Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy
15. The Awakening by Kate Chopin
16. Babe by Dick King-Smith
17. Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women by Susan Faludi
18. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie
19. Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

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November 9, 2016

Dream Loot Crate: 90’s Kid

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I am a total 90’s kid. I was born in 86′, so I was at the perfect age to fully enjoy the 90’s! From amazing shows (Saved by the Bell, Boy Meets World, Power Rangers) to fun toys like skip-it and Tamagotchi. I just LOVED it all.So that’s why if I were to design my own Loot Crate, it’d be a total 90’s throw back. If you’re unfamiliar with Loot Crate, they’re a monthly box subscription service delivering geek and gaming collectibles directly to your door.


So the first item in my crate would HAVE to be something Power Rangers related, you know the original ones that were just so cheesy and awesome? I wanted to be a Power Ranger as a kid until I realized they were just actors … then I thought about becoming an actor so I could play on. I was really into them okay? I’ve seen these shirts (all designed after each Power Ranger) for years all over the internet, perfect for any 90’s kid … or anyone that wishes they were.

nintendo-game-boy-white-bi-a-fold-wallet_grandeI grew up on gaming, and Nintendo was my first experience with it. From playing games on the Gameboy to playing Mario and Zelda on the actual Nintendo console. I just loved gaming, and I still do today. So naturally a nintendo item would have to be included. Originally thought about a Gameboy phone case, but think a Gameboy wallet is something anyone can use!


Now Amazon brought back Surge drinks to make us all relive those glorious years of bouncing off the walls. I remember LOVING this drinks and parents not liking it as much. My mom didn’t buy them for me, but I of course drank them at a friend’s house sometimes 😛


Trolls. Need I say more? These things were everywhere. I would sometimes cut the hair of my trolls and then regret it, but I still loved them either way. Having them on your pencil at school always made for fun conversations with classmates.


Did anyone else love Pogs as much as I did? I has way more than I needed, but I LOVED them. No collection was complete without an awesome slammer and more pogs than you can carry in one hand (although they did have some neat containers for them). I even still have mine, somewhere.


Finally, I’d finish the dream crate off with 2 small items but that make me so happy. Lisa Frank stickers, seriously who didn’t have Lisa Frank folders and binders and everything else you can have for school. I know I did 😛

So that concludes my trip down memory lane. The nostalgia is real 🙂 What would you dream crate be?

September 16, 2016

July Favorites: Movie, Planner Spread, & More

Posted in Monthly Favorites

So something that I thought could be fun to do on my blog, would be monthly favorites. The favorites for each month could vary, but for the most part the categories will be as follows: Movie, TV Show, Planner Spread and Other. Other possible categories could be any of the following: Tech, App, Place, etc.

So let’s jump right into July favorites!



Hands down one of my favorite movies that I watched in July was Zootopia. Decided to rent the movie through iTunes and had no regrets. It’s another cute movie from Disney with a great message. The basic plot is that a small town bunny has big city dreams. Judy Hops dreams of working on the police force, even though no one else thinks she’s cut out for it. Overall she’s not treated well, but tries to prove herself anyways. Movie is perfect for old and young fans of Disney alike. The cast, the story, the animation … everything was amazing! It’s worth a watch for sure and a movie I plan to pick up on bluray so I can watch it again and again.

Planner Spread


My favorite planner spread for July is hands down the June mystery kit from Planning Roses. The colors in this kit alone are so bright and vibrant,  and I just love the overall theme of gems. Although this kit is no longer available, I highly recommend checking out her shop. She seriously has some of my favorite weekly kits!

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August 1, 2016