Thursday, February 27, 2014

Taking a Break

Hi readers!
Whoever you are, I really would like to say that you guys are awesome for reading my blog loyally! Between today through Sunday March 2, 2014, I'll be going on blogvacation. As much as I love my blog, life happens and that's always not a good thing.
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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Lunch With LC-TGBL

After a few weeks, I am so excited to be rejoining the TGBL (the Girl Between the Lines Linkup) with Haley at A Beautiful Exchange, and Lauren at The Albrects Blog). This week's prompt was so exciting for me, which was what celebratity, blogger, or public figure that you would like to have lunch with. And just like that, a lightbulb clicked off in my head-Lauren Conrad. Check out her website here.

LC or Lauren Conrad was best known for her appearance on the hit reality shows Laguna Beach, and the Hills. Since then, she's developed two fashion lines (one of which I own pretty much every piece of clothing in), written bestselling novels, (I've read the LA Candy ones, they are so good), and developed a successful website. She's now engaged to William Tell. I guess you can even consider her to be a blogger because she has a blog on her website.
Lauren Conrad is hands down my favorite celebratity. I consider her to be one of my role models, because she's a very classy person. Unlike her co-stars (ahem Spedi), she's not out to get money and fame. She's very laid back, and her style is very chic. I love how simple and classy she dresses, and I sometimes look to her when I'm having fashion brain freezes. I watched the Hills, and Laguna Beach, and she's always going to be my favorite. I especially respect her for leaving the drama of The Hills behind, because it takes guts to do that. 
I would love to have have lunch with Lauren because other than the fact that I really want to meet her, I think that I can learn a lot from her. She has the best advice, so I would listen to her wisdom developed from her experiences. I would also ask her for her autograph.. #sorrynotsorry.
What celebraties would you like to meet? Comment below!
Girl Between the Lines Link up

Monday, February 24, 2014

Music Monday; Celine Dion

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Have you ever had this singer that you've grown up loving? That no matter how far you go, you'll always listen to this music, and it would never get old to you. Celine Dion is always and forever going to be that for me. I've loved her music since I was about five, and used to sing it aloud with banging to a piano (ahhh, yes painful childhood memory). She's just so talented, and each and every song that she sings shows off her wonderful voice. She's actually considered to be one of pop's most influential voices, and I am proud to call myself a Celine Dion fan. Between my mother and I, we have every album that she's ever made.
Celine Dion is incredible. A child star whose first language is actually not English, but actually French. Before breaking into the US music scene, she's famous for being a french musician. To date, she has 14 French albums, in addition to her famous 11 English studio ones. After going under a makeover and learning English, she entered the music scene in 1990, and has left her mark.
What I like about her music, in addition to her voice, is that each song of hers is just different. You can have a catchy pop song, then you can have some rock and roll. Then you have her ballads, which is probably what she is most known for. I like that most about her, because I'm not in the mood for the same thing musically everyday.
Overall, Celine is actually what inspires me, not only musically but in love. I am a huge fan, and her music is something that I hope to share with my children.
Celine Dion Songs That I Love; 
Unison (1990);

  • (If There) Was Any Other Way
  • If Love Was Out The Question
  • Where Does My Heart Beat Now
  • Unison
  • I Feel Too Much
  • Have a Heart

Celine Dion(1992);

  • Love Can Move Mountains
  • If You Ask Me To
  • Beauty and the Beast 
  • With This Tear 
  • Nothings Broken But My Heart 

The Colour of My Love(1993);

  • The Power of Love
  • Misled
  • Everybody's Bringing My Baby Down
  • Next Plane 
  • Love Doesn't Ask Why
  • Refuse to Dance
  • When I Fall In Love
  • No Living Without Loving You

Falling Into You (1996);

  • It's All Coming Back to Me Now
  • Because You Loved Me
  • Falling Into You 
  • All By Myself 
  • Declaration of Love
  • Fly

Let's Talk About Love (1997);

  • The Reason
  • Immortality 
  • Treat Her Like a Lady
  • Tell Him (Duet W/ Barbara Stresand)
  • My Heart Will Go On
  • To Love You More
  • Let's Talk About Love

A New Day Has Come (2002);

  • I'm Alive 
  • A New Day Has Come 
  • Goodbye's the Saddest Word

One Heart (2003);

  • I Drove All Night
  • Love is All We Need 
  • One Heart

Taking Chances (2007);

  • Taking Chances 
  • Alone 
  • Eyes On Me

Loved Me Back To Life (2013);

  • Loved Me Back to Life
  • Somebody Loves Somebody 
  • Incredible
  • Water and a Flame
  • Breakaway
  • Unfinished Songs
Other Songs (On Soundtracks or Complition Albums); 
  • That's the Way It Is
  • The Power of the Dream

Sunday, February 23, 2014

I've Got Something to Say.

There's a point in every flirtationship, about to be relationships, and even some friendships where you realize that there's something that needs to be done about this, also known as getting up the lady balls and telling them how you feel. This is the point where you catch a case of the feelings, and wonder 'where the hell is this going to go?'
If you do nothing, than the answer is nowhere. But if you do something, then the answer is somewhere..possibly. The thing that each and every one of my friends have drilled into my head is that 'Natalie, you got to take some kind of risk.' AKA letting my feelings be known the person that you are talking about, not just your friends. 
I guess what comes with that is always and forever going to be the fear of rejection, of him looking at me like I am some kind of moron, or feeling at all. I guess the big thing here is worrying whether or not those feelings will actually be reciprocated, or will I be left just wondering, fiddling my thumbs waiting for him to tell me that he likes me. Which may or may not happen.
This is my cue to take the wheel. This is my cue to actually make some kind of move and get some kind of thing done. Sometimes, I wish that I was Lorelei Gilmore. I wish that I had the nerve to kiss someone just because I wanted to know what it was like. Not everyone has that insane amount of nerve. I wish that I did,
because then I wouldn't be writing this post. Instead I would be telling you about how I took that risk, how it went and all of that fun stuff.
I wonder how do we get from where we are now, to where I want to be. I realize that sometimes we have to roll the dice. My question is, how hard do we need to do so? My innate fears are you laughing in my face. I've always had problems with letting people know how I actually feel about them. Was this a result of some kind of fear that developed when I last put myself out there? Or was this something else?
I wish that I had Lorelei's sense of confidence. I wish that I could say 'Hey, let's date." I have the deepest respect for people that can do that at the snap of their fingers. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I wonder where my soulmate is. My question is what if when you meet the person, will I run away from them like a frightened little deer?

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Things I'm Doing to Be Healthier.

Happy Saturday to all of you out there. Recently, I've decided to get in better shape and eat better. Or at least try to anyways. Anyways, here are some things that I'm doing to get myself in a healthier and happy place;
  • Substitute coffee for tea. I've been having coffee in the morning ever since I've started college. Although I don't have a lot daily, I'm switching to tea, because in addition to it having less calories, there's herbs in your tea that are in fact very healthy for you. 
  • Eating more salads. I think that this is important because salads are VERY healthy for you. I'm not a huge fan of many salads, but I am trying to get myself to like them more. 
  • Drinking more water. Dehydration is something that's really bad. Drinking more water is good for you because it helps maintain the balance of bodily fluids, keep your skin looking good, and help keep your kidneys in shape?
  • Eating more yogurt. Yogurt is pretty healthy. And it's yummy, and has calcium. There you go.
  • Only eating white meat. I don't eat any kind of red meat such as beef, and pork. The only meat that I really eat in excess is grilled chicken (which is really healthy). 
So guys, those are some ways that I am trying to get a bit more healthier. I am trying to eat healthy, because it just feels really good. I think it's important, because then you are making a choice than can help you down the line. I also feel really good when I have more healthier foods in my diet. So tell me. How are you trying to be more healthy?

Friday, February 21, 2014

I'm the The Type of Girl

This post was inspired by one of my favorite bloggers, Sam from Life Is But A Stream Of Thoughts. Read her post here.

I'm the type of girl....

  • Who prefers to write in purple pen.
  • Whose music taste is so diverse that I constantly run out of space on my iPod.
  • Who can't go a day without coffee or tea.
  • Who thinks cookies are the answers to just about everything.
  • Who has a bit of a sweet tooth.
  • Who has an obsession with Snoopy. 
  • Who gets stressed out way to easily. 
  • Whose perfectly at home in a library. 
  • Who literally lives in leggings all day.
  • Who has an obsession with jewelry, but yet only wears a fraction of it. 
  • Who literally must make a joke out of everything. 
What kind of girl (or guy) are you? Comment below!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

How I Spend My Snow Days.

Welcome to New England where the snow is plenty. In case you didn't know, New England has received so much snow in the past week that we've become buried in it. But wanna know the cool thing about snow days? You can do a lot of awesome things that you can't during the other times of the year. Here's how I've been spending my snow days:
Online Shopping: One of the bad parts about the stores being closed is that the online stores are open...and have better deals that the stores do. My faves are Amazon, Etsy, and Kohls.
Drinking Hot Tea: Wanna know what the best part of snow days? The ability to drink hot tea, or hot cocoa. It's perfect because it's so cold, and you have an excuse to drink it because it's warmer.
Shoveling: One of the things that you can't avoid during the winters around our neck of the woods is shoveling. I think I've shoveled so many times this week that I don't feel so terrible about not getting much exercise. Did you know that shoveling burns 288 calories per hour?
Homework: One of the worst parts of going to college and missing classes is making it up doing homework. During all of my snow days, I think that I've done about 7-8 hours of homework. However, some of it was so when I came back I wouldn't be stressed out about it.
Blogging: Since I have so much free time, I've been getting my blogging together and writing tons of entries for future posts!
Beading: One of my favorite hobbies is to make jewelry. Whenever it snows or has a hurricane, I'm always making some awesome pieces. (Pictured below). It's something that I wish that I've had more time for. However, the best part of beading is that whenever I finally get back to school, I have some awesome pieces to wear. And to give to my friends.
                                Bracelets I Made During These Past Few Days! (Not All Are For Me)
What are you favorite snow day activities? Comment below!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Where Are You, Soulmate?

The following post is something that has been on my mind lately, and something that I've been thinking about.
How many of you have heard the term soulmate? You know the two perfect piece of the whole, that other half of your heart that exists somewhere in the world, and our life's destination, other than finding decent work and stuff, is to find it? And once you do, it's the best thing ever. You feel like jumping on the roof tops, and yelling 'I've found the one!'
But, where do you find the one? 
From what I've gathered about this soulmate business, is that when you find the one that you're meant to be with, it's like a lightbulb goes right off in your head. You know and there's no questions about it. It's like yup that's my soulmate. But, could you be wrong about the whole soulmate business? Like, could you think that someone's your soulmate, and then be like 'okay, they are not my soulmate, sorry guys.'
I sometimes think that my soulmate is located in the witness protection program. But then again, its probably cause I met a lot of frogs instead of princes. I also sometimes think that I've found the one who Elton John sings about, you know when 'all you ever need was the one/when freedom feels when wild horses run'. If love is like the songs, then it's supposed to be great, and once you found the one the story ends. 
I sometimes think its hard for me to like love someone unconditionally. I sometimes think that its hard for me to be loved unconditionally. I mean I have faults, and I am a moody little bitch. I have times when I doubt whether or not someone actually cares about me and then I doubt whether or not I'm right. I have trust issues, eat too much chocolate, and can't save a dime to save my life. I guess this whole soulmate business is when someone loves you despite the facts that you have these faults. Maybe this soulmate even loves your faults. 
I've been thinking a lot about this. Sometimes, I do wish that my soulmate would come out of thin air and be like 'hey I am your soulmate'. Yes, I am impatient. I just doubts, trust issues, and I worry too much. (mostly for no reason.)  However, I don't want the movies where you find the one, and it just ends. I want the after the movie things, where you don't get to see everything.  
Maybe I've watched way too much of He's Just Not That Into You, which is probably likely because I've watched it twice while being snowed in. I just sometimes wonder, and maybe even doubt whether or not this soulmate business is legit. I sometimes wonder if he could be reading my blog, or perhaps even right in front of me. 
So soulmate, whereever the hell that you are, can you promise me that you'll love me when I am no longer young and beautiful.

Hey guys! I'm also a part of the comment promise blog hop! Read more information here!

Comment Promise Blog Hop!

The Comment Promise Hop is back, and better than ever!  This month I have added three co-hosts to expand the hop and make it even bigger!  Here's what it's all about:
How many times have you posted your blog to a link up and just done the old "link and run"?  I know I am guilty of this and I'm sure some of you are, too!  And have you ever done that and then wondered why no one from that hop commented on your post either?  I know I have done this and gotten upset and then realized, oh wait, I didn't comment on anyone's post from this hop either!
Well that's what the Comment Promise is all about!  Link up a post that you wish you had more comments on, any post you want (no time limit)!  The only catch?  You must promise to comment on a least 5 other blogs from this hop!  The hop will be open for 5 days so be sure to check back after more people have linked up so you can fulfill your Comment Promise! The Comment Promise is hosted by:
Rachel of Can't Google Everything, Natalie of Finding My Voice, Jessica of Stumbling Along and AnnaBelle of The Anna Belle Blog.
Are you game?  Take the Comment Promise and link up below! It's not required, but we would love it if you would take a button and post it on your blog to help spread the word!
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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Dear Grandpa

In honor of my grandpa's 87th birthday tomorrow, I wanted to write him a letter. Yes, I know that he will never read it. But I wanted to do something to honor him, because I really miss talking to him about things, especially when it's important in my life. 

Dear Grandpa;
Happy 87th birthday! I wish there was some way for me to celebrate it with you being here in the flesh. You know a trip to Abate's, where you would get two bowls of pasta and Grandma would yell at you. You would flirt with the waitress, and she would bring you the Italian coffee. She loved you, and I remember up until the days after you died she asked about you.
Since the last time I saw you, so much has changed. I finally passed my driving test, and now hold a learner's permit. I got a job at the library. Yes, I get paid to read. I can remember you and Grandma taking me to the local town library, where we would get movies and picture books. When I go there now in the summers, I can still picture you in a chair with your ray-bans on. I have those glasses now, and they don't look quite the same on me as they do on you. The biggest news grandpa is that I've decided that I'm going to be a journalist. Those penny notebooks that you bought for me at ShopRite have paid off. I write for the school paper, and it literally is the best thing that I've ever decided to do. I can't wait until I write articles for money. Of course, it will never be work. It's something that I love. I wonder if you remember me writing my silly stories about my stuffed animals. I guess I've come a lot way from those ShopRite notebooks, and writing about the adventures of Wishbone.
I can still picture you the last time I saw you. You looked so small. I remember when you once looked so big, now you just looked like you were minimized. I remember how your once olive skin now had a gray tint to it. I hope that you are healthier in heaven. I hope that you're eating lots of cookies that you were allowed to eat.
I don't think that I've ever said this enough when you're alive, but I love you Grandpa. I miss you a lot, despite the fact that I know that you are no longer in pain. Everyone does. You were the glue to our family. You made Christmas jolly, and kept Grandma's crazy siblings at bay. You made us laugh, and you never once complained when you were in pain. I remember you when you turned 80, and you got a sweatshirt that said I'm 80 today. I remember the birthday when coffee was spilled all over Melissa, and I remember the time that Joe dropped the noki. They've become family stories told. Now, as we move on, I realize that something is missing every time we get together. That's you. I see it in everyone's face, especially Grandma's. I miss you eating your walnuts, and getting yelled at by Grandma for eating too much. I remember you drinking coffee at all hours, and I remember that soup is your favorite meal. I remember my second to last birthday with you. I turned 16, and it was the first time that I really knew that you were never quite the same. You yelled at me for the first time that day, and I will never forget it. Of course, I knew that you didn't know better.
I wish I can give you a gift, but I give you love. You've given it to me for all 19 years of my life. I can't understand why you had to deal with losing your sanity without control. You did everything right. However, you've given me a father. When I was little, I called you Daddy, because you were everything a father should be. I wish you were there for my prom, and when I graduated. I wish you will be able to walk me down the aisle when some dumb bastard decides to marry me. I wish that you'll be able to meet my kids, who will be named Sonny too.
Happy birthday Grandpa. I love you.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Music Monday; Mayday Parade

It's been a while since I've done a Music Monday about an artist or a band. I've been having trouble finding artists to make my Music Monday, because although I want to share some artists, I want to make sure I get the full discography of them, before I share them with you all. Finally, I've gotten the majority of an artist, and I'm really excited to introduce you to this band if you already haven't heard of them. So, ladies and gentlemen I would like to introduce you Mayday Parade. (Check out their website here)

I've been into this band since about middle school, however for a while I lost touch with liking them as I grew into more classic rock. However, with their latest album Monsters in the Closet, I began to get slowly back into them.
Mayday Parade has been together since 2006 and has formed in Tallahassee Florida. It's members include Brooks Betts, Alex Garcia, Jake Bundrick, Derek Sanders, and Jeremy Lenzo. To date, the band has three EPs, and four studio albums. Their sound is alternative rock, indie, and acoustic. Their albums include A Lesson in Romantics, Anywhere But Here, Mayday Parade, and Monsters in the Closet. Their sound is more guitar based, but the reason why I like the band is because of the awesome lyrics in addition to their sound. I like that the band has lyrics that truly touch people, and you can actually hear the emotion that is behind their songs.
I'm so glad that I've gotton into Mayday Parade again, and I look foreword to hearing more from them in the future. This band has a lot going for it, and I can't wait to hear what's next for them.
My favorites;

  • Kids in Love (Anywhere But Here) 
  • Anywhere But Here (Anywhere But Here) 
  • The Silence (Anywhere But Here)
  • Still Breathing (Anywhere But Here)
  • Center of Attention (Anywhere But Here)
  • Miserable at Best (A Lesson in Romantics)
  • The Anchor That Keeps My Feet On the Ground, I'll Be The Wings That Lift You to the Clouds (A Lesson in Romantics)
  • Take This To Heart (A Lesson in Romantics)
  • Stay (Mayday Parade)
  • Terrible Things (Mayday Parade)
  • Ghosts (Monsters in the Closet)
  • Girls (Monsters in the Closet)
  • Last Night for a Table Of Two (Monsters in the Closet)
  • Hold Onto Me (Monsters in the Closet) 
  • Angels (Monsters in the Closet)
  • When I Get Home You're So Dead (When I Get Home You're So Dead-Single)

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Why I Love My Blog; Belated Bloglatine's Day

Hey guys! So I'm linking up with I Have A Messy Bun, and Noor's Place, and doing a link-up called Blogatine's Day, which is in honor of our blogs. I've decided to take a moment to honor my blog, to make sure that it feels loved. I'm so excited to be linking up with them, and to show some bloggy love. Even though it's a day late. But hey, better late then never right? Am I right?

Why Do I Love My Blog?
I love my blog because I have a place where I can truly be myself. I love that I can write about anything I want, whenever I want, and have it still be awesome. Over the years, my writing abilities have expanded, as did my blog. I'm so proud to call myself a blogger.
I love my blog, because it's me. I love being able to write about things that I love. I like that sometimes, on Mondays I can write about the music that I love. I like that I can talk about subjects that I like to read, and write what's on my mind. I can't really explain it better than that. It's just great to have my own place to shine. The internet has that power to it, doesn't it?
What I like best about blogging is the sense of community. In the short time that I've been aware of it, I've been a huge fan. I think that it's so great that there's thousands of others who blog just like me. Even though I will never meet them, I know that these people are awesome. (Except Emma from The World According to Emma) I actually go to the same school has her. But blogs like Sunshine and SinatraLife is But a Stream of Thoughts, and countless others remind me that I'm not the only one here doing this blog thing. And that makes me feel awesome. I love doing linkups, because it's a great opportunity to meet new bloggers and see what they love to write about. I'm looking forward to having new favorite blogs to read in the future.
So, in essence, that's why I love my little blog. 

Saturday, February 15, 2014

It's a Cliche Thing...It May Exist

Sometimes, things can be so cliche and sweet that just looking at them can give you a cavity. You've seen it before, and you've probably encountered them each and every day of your life. Especially with yesterday being Valentine's Day. It was cliche central.
A cliche, for all of you non English majors out there, is something that is so common that it lacks original thought. And in love, we often find that there's several cliches that are often true. They are just extremely overused, and therefore the metaphor becomes dead.
However, what if you meet someone that makes you so weak in the knees, gives you butterflies in your stomach, and makes you feel like you're shiny and new (thank you Madonna)? What if there's someone out there that makes you feel like 'hey I don't mean to be that cliched couple that makes me want to gag and throw things at people'?
Huzzah, there's truth behind the cliche.
Therefore, there's some people that can take the most cynical of cynics and make them believe. The people who once mocked Valentine's Day, love, and relationships, are now on the rooftops singing some crazy love song. There's a lot of hidden truths behind the cliche, and despite the fact that they are overused, they are real in the flesh. There's people out there, for all of us, who make us feel wonderful for the time being, and makes us feel like yes there's some reason to be happy.
At the end of the day, we try to avoid the facts that there's someone out there that converts us into being a believer to all of those things. That in fact, Prince Charming exists. That there's a fairy tale ending planned for someone whose been pretty sure that only exists in the movies.
You just have to find that person to help you believe. 

Friday, February 14, 2014

Best Couples Ever.

Happy Valentine's Day to all of you out there, whether you are in love, single, or have your eye on someone who makes you smile. In honor of this overly rated holiday, I thought that I would get us in the spirit of love by sharing some of my favorite couples, whether in literature, movies, or television shows.

Jack and Rose (Titanic) Titanic is one of my favorite movies of all time. One of the reasons is because of the love story that goes on between Jack and Rose. I love them, because not only are they 'meant to be', but they truly are a more modern example of Romeo and Juliet. I just wish that there was more room on that raft, and James Cameron you could have done that to create a more happier ending. Sorry, not sorry.

Allie and Noah (The Notebook) Okay, so I jumped on the Notebook wagon a bit too late, but Noah and Allie are just perfect for each other. I think that like Titanic, this story exemplifies a good example of forbidden love, and is something that pulls on the heartstrings of readers.

Ronnie and Will (The Last Song); I remember when I first saw this movie, and I thought it was the best one ever. I think that it's such a great cute love story, because I found myself rooting for them, even when all she thought Will was was cocky. I loved the book more than the movie, but I thought that they were a great couple.

Rayna and Deacon (Nashville) Even though they never did end up together, I think that they should be.

Hazel Grace and Ausgustus Waters (The Fault in Our Stars) This book is one of the few to ever really make me cry. The ending surprised me, more than anything. Although it was a sad one, I couldn't help but rout for them. Therefore, they are one of my current favorite couples.

Baby and Johnny (Dirty Dancing) Dirty Dancing will always be my favorite movie, and Baby and Johnny are perfect. Plus, he's an amazing dancer. They really are an example of what a true relationship should be like.