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my 30 days | day nine

Well, folks, today's post will probably be one of my favorites in this series of My 30 Days. I LOVE MUSIC. It's a nice thing to wake up and fall asleep to.

Since I wasn't given any specific moods for this, I just made up some. I may not have covered all the moods and emotions that are out there, but I made a few up!
So, be HAPPY!

These are just suggestions. I can think of multiple songs for each mood.
I would really like to know what songs you would choose for these moods.
What would YOU listen to if you were in a BREAKIN' DOWN mood?
In a state of HEARTBREAK?
What about a RAH RAH AH mood?
(I think there's only one song for that mood...)

I would LOVE to know!


my 30 days | day eight

GOAL ONE: Order a new power cord/battery charger for my video camera.
This is long overdue. I haven't made a new video since December. I really need to get at this.
GOAL TWO: Save money.
I spend too much, and I need $2600 for my room & board for this next semester.
GOAL THREE: Clean my room.
I really need to start a habit of keeping it clean.
GOAL FOUR: The Office season 6.
It comes out on September 7. YUSSS. I will be watching it all day that day, so don't expect any blogging from me!

Any short term goals for you?

Friday Favorites on Monday

The Dainty Squid does this post every friday. But, since it's Monday and I need a little boost, what more of a lovely boost than some of my favorite things?!

picture via the dainty squid

These sweet love letter cookies, and everything else on the site!

This idea for incorporating birds and bees in your wedding planning.

This 1942 book wreath.

Eco-Friendly Abstract Art, like these.

This fireplace.

What are some of YOUR favorites?

my 30 days | day seven

(I'm a day late, but it's okay.)

Plain and simple.


my 30 days | day six

What's in my bag/purse?

hmmm...where to start...

A rock, YouTube, a party, MBG Gyrojet (you never know when you're going to be underwater and in need of a gun), pepper shaker, a glass of milk, a purse, a mango, a remote, a glow stick, my rubber ducky, a cookie jar, a quilt, a lamp shade, a piece of sand paper, winter, a seatbelt, three and a half hangers, a stop sign, and Mary Poppins. 

Hope your Saturday is going GREAT!


my 30 days | day five

It's Day 5 of My 30 Days!

My favorite superhero would have to be
I love all the crazy, cooky characters he comes across. I also love Batman because he's the most believable out of all the superheros. He wasn't bit by some radioactive spider, nor can he fly. He is just a regular man with awesome fighting skills.

The Dark Knight really showcases Batman, although I loved the Joker better in that movie than Batman himself. I think most people did. My two favorite scenes are the opening scene, where they rob the bank and the scene where Batman and the Joker are in the interrogating room. I also love how throughout the whole movie they play a high-pitched sound when the Joker is about to appear. It's just an awesome movie all around!

Who is your favorite superhero?

fill in the blank friday | randomness!

Brought to you by Lauren. If you want to play along, click here.

1. The most adventurous thing I've ever done is I jumped off a cliff into the lake. That's the most adventurous thing I can think of at this moment!
2. If I were a pair of shoes I would be Toms. They're just so stylish and cute! Shoes for a good cause. :)
3. My preferred mode of digital communication is texting! It's so easy.
4. I feel happiest when I'm laughing with the people I love.
5. A little dream I have for my life is I want to learn how to play the drums at some point. It would be so fun!
6. The one modern convenience I could NOT do without it is the internet! And probably cell phones.
7. Music, movies, TV, or books: If I could only choose one to enjoy I would pick Oooh this is a tough one. I would say music, with TV being a close, CLOSE second.

I love Fill In The Blank Friday!


my 30 days | day four

Well, since I'm a rebel I am going to give you TWO pictures from my childhood today. Yeah, that's right. I'm breaking the rules.

Riding my pink bike.

Caleb rocks out, while I fall down.

I love both of these pictures, so I put them both up!

7 facts about my childhood:
UNO: I loved watching Barney. It was my favorite show.
DOS: I finally learned how to ride my bike at the age of 7. I loved to ride my bike around the neighborhood, and pretend I was a bus driver picking up students.
TRES: I had a Hanson poster on my wall.
CUATRO: I loved to make up dances to Britney Spears songs. Everytime I hear her song Sometimes, it brings back so many memories.
CINCO: My favorite book was the Giving Tree.
SEIS: I followed my brother around every where he went.
SIETE: I lied about having asthma so that I could get out of my PE class.

What are some fun facts about your childhood?


my 30 days | day three

It's day 3 of this challenge. If you want to join in, just click here!
Feel free to jump in at any time! :)

Today is going to be short and sweet. To the point. Just how I like it!
A habit?
Hmm...well, oh I donno, I sing in the shower. Sometimes I spend too much time volunteering. Occasionally I'll hit somebody with my car...
HA! Just kidding. :) [shameless office plug. forgive me.]

A habit that I wish I didn't have was throwing my clean clothes from my bed to my floor. Yes, folks. I am admitting that I have a messy room. If I could just find the patience to put my clothes away, life would be a whole lot easier!

the book of eli.

I watched this movie three times this past week. Yes, folks. THREE TIMES. It was that good. If you haven't seen it, I SO encourage you to rent it (or buy it). It has some great action. Usually I'm not into movies with a ton of action, but this movie has just the right amount. If you're into the Resident Evil movies, then you will love this one (and even if you're not).
The main characters are played by Denzel Washington (oooooooh yeah) and Mila Kunis. If you want a movie with a great twist, this would be the perfect one.
If you want to read up on it's summary, click here. Don't dig too deep into the plot synopsis, though! You don't want to spoil the movie!


my 30 days | day two

Well, considering the fact that I have already written this post once, and Blogger decided to randomly delete it, I'm not really in the mood to do this again! But, also considering the fact that I will have to write this post sometime today, I guess I'll just do it now...

So, after reading Becca's post on her favorite season, it made me want to change mine to FALL! Luckily I'm not persuaded easily...or am I?

...by far my favorite season.

warm nights in shorts and a sweatshirt. walking around barefoot. creating tan lines. sleeping in on weekdays. ordering from the ice cream truck. BBQs. road trips. the county fair. wearing sunglasses that are bigger than your face. sunscreen. sunburns. watermelon. america's got talent. smoothies. wearing flip flops with every outfit. swimsuits.

cliff diving. picking wildflowers. water balloon fights. bonfires. so you think you can dance. catching fireflies. popsicles. picnics. clear skies. fireworks in july. root beer floats. mornings at the lake. freshly mowed lawns. department store sales. eating outside. naps in the hammock. summer dresses. the bachelor/bachelorette. lemonade stands. hot weather. water parks. reruns. camp. running through sprinklers.
Too bad it's almost over. :(

WHOO! Now that was a little difficult remembering all of that!
That was easier than I thought it would be!

girl crush | m. kunis

Mila Kunis.

Seen in That 70's show, Date Night, and the Book of Eli.
So beautiful, and elegant, adorable style!