Posts tagged “30 day blog challenge

30 day blog challenge_ day 30

it’s over today 😦 sad news.

the last topic for the 30 day blog challenge is a picture.

well i really can’t believe i’m using this picture but really it’s beautiful & sweet & this time was a big part of my life, so here we go.

this was day 2 of a 3 day hike we took in the carpathians. it was the most beautiful place i’ve ever seen. it was so perfect, so untouched, so peaceful, & so breathtaking.

this was a happy time in my life & i’m going to be this happy again, i’m determined.

i can’t believe the challenge is over 😦 it feels like we’ve just started!


30 day blog challenge_ day 29

today’s blog challenge topic is 3 wishes.

this post is harder than i expected.

one_ i wish to grow into the woman the God wants me to be.

two_ i wish to have a sweet & loving little family of my own.

three_ i wish i could find my dream job (i know there is no perfect job, but i just want one that i like to get up & go to everyday)

& this may be a little cheesy, but whatever, sometimes cheesy is good.

happy monday y’all 🙂

30 day blog challenge_ day 28

the 30 day blog challenge, hosted by katie’s journey is almost over!


today’s topic is something that stresses you out.

current life stresses…..

having all the classes i need in the next 3 quarters offered when i need them.

putting together my portfolio.

finishing school & having to find a job.

my blackberry battery going dead in the middle of the day (stupid i know).

making the wrong decision, which leads to a lot of indecision.


never getting married (everyone….. yes that’s an exaggeration but whatever….. is getting engaged/married).

it’s funny though, i went to church last night with some friends from my small group instead of this morning & although the main message was not about worry it was a key point. our pastor said, when you worry, you’re basically saying that you don’t trust God has the power to have everything under control.


30 day blog challenge_ day 27

today’s blog challenge topic is pets 🙂

growing up i never really had pets. i had hermit crabs, fish, a frog (gross, i know), & 2 peach faced lovebirds names georgia & savannah (i loved the name georgia when i got her & had become obsessed with savannah, georgia when i got her a little bit later so their names just happened to be cutesy, not intentional).

i always wanted a dog but my parents were not really pet people so it was always out of the question. i understood but always knew i would get one or two or five (kidding?) when i was a “grown up”. well i decided i was enough of a grown up at 21 so i started looking at the county shelters & on craigslist just to see what was out there. i knew i wanted a smaller dog but other than that i didn’t care.

in june of 2010 i was at the beach for my 3 week summer break & just happened to click on a craigslist post for a chinese crested. i don’t know why i did because i thought chinese cresteds were all hairless & not the cutest (even though they’re so not cute that they are cute). well as i read into the post this crested was a powderpuff, i quickly learned through some reserach that there were 2 types of chinese cresteds, hairless & powderpuff. the ad said she was 9 months old, 12 pounds, loving, & needed to be rehomed because her owners health was not good.

i didn’t even have the guts to call about her & made someone else do it to get some more info but we ended up driving the 2 hours to hampstead, nc to “see” her. (“see” was my parent’s terms of going with me to see her, just because we drove up there didn’t mean i needed to get her, little did they know, i had gone & gotten money to buy her if i so desired).

she was ADORABLE, small (only 8 pounds), quiet, shy, sweet, everything you could ask for. we stayed & talked to john (her previous owner) for about 2 hours & he told me all about her breed & lifestyle. my dad said, well we’ll have to talk about it & get the money when i interjected, i have it & i want her! he just looked at me crazy.

i held annie half of the way home & mom held her the other half which was a sight to see because my mom is NOT an animal person, i can’t believe she let a dog sit on her lap, but that was just the beginning.

annie is now a little princess. everyone loves her. my grandparents were also not so keen to start with (their last dog was hit by a car & it broke their hearts, so they said they would never care so much for an animal again), but a few weeks later my grandma said, “elizabeth, i need to talk to you. i’m not happy with you.” i wasn’t sure what i’d done. she continued, “i said i would never care so much for a dog again & i’ve become attached to little annie, so i’m mad at you.” she was obviously joking & even my grandpa loves her, he slips her food all the time.

annie has moved on from being the little shy, quiet girl. she’s got to warm up to new people but give her a treat & she’s all yours, she loves to play & run, and even barks regularly (chinese cresteds are not a breed that barks a lot), just at me though when she doesn’t get 150% of my attention.

[halloween 2010, little ladylovebug]

[falling asleep]

[this was at annie’s first birthday party, her cousins sparrow, sadie & lucy came]

[just a few weeks after i got her, pre any haircuts, she ran into the wall a lot so we got her bangs trimmed]

[annie realized she could get under my bed & i couldn’t get her out & she thought this game was a lot of fun]

annie really is the PERFECT first dog, she’s a doll & is the sweetest little ball of fluff in the world. she was sick this week & it just made me so sad, but she’s feeling much better now, she had a little bug, & is back to her usual playful, adorable self 🙂

have a great saturday 🙂

30 day blog challenge_ day 26

today’s challenge topic: a picture of your family.

i’m very close with my family, my mother (& aunt & grandma) & i are usually out shopping/running errands/etc. on weekends. i spend most fridays with my grandma & aunt because i don’t work or have class & my aunt also has the day off. my sister & i get along so well now that we’re both older. my dad is like a superhero, anything i need he’s there for. & my grandpa is hilarious, he always wants to go on day trips to the mountains & can be counted on for some of the most off the wall comments.

[my parents, sister & i at antler village at the biltmore house, please excuse my EXTREME paleness]

[my grandpa (papaw) & me at the grove park inn]

i don’t have any recent pictures of me & either of my grandma’s….. i need to work on that.

have a wonderful friday, i’m off to meet my aunt & grandma (mom even took the day off & sister is in town!).

30 day blog challenge_ day 25

today’s 30 day blog challenge topic, first 10 songs that come on your ipod.

i decided to add commentary to the songs.

one_ israel kamakawiwo’ole- somewhere over the rainbow (this song makes me think of the first time we went to hawaii when i was 7, my mom got his album & we’ve listened to it ever since, it’s beautiful)

two_ lee brice- four on the floor (my sisters friend abi worked with lee brice & sarah & i saw him at johnny&junes, it was the best show!).

three_ taylor swift- the story of us (ha, hilarious that this song came on, but i love it).

four_ keith urban- till summer comes around (i love song, it’s sweet & has a different meaning to me).

five_ toby keith- weed with willie (i remember the first time i heard this song, at the toby keith concert when i was like 16).

six_ keith anderson- everytime i hear your name (i listened to this song like 384809 times the summer before freshman year of college & another 3472847 times freshman year).

seven_ blue county- walk on water (truth, i couldn’t even recall what this song sounded like without listening to it again).

eight_ tim mcgraw- don’t take the girl (one of tim mcgraws bests 🙂 ).

nine_ carrie underwood- starts with goodbye (this song is sad but true & helps me remember although I may not want something to end, maybe it has to for something else to start).

ten_ boys like girls ft. tswift- two is better than one (this song is just plain adorable).

…..& i can’t help myself but this is the cutest animated movie in the world 🙂


30 day blog challenge_ day 24

i’m getting a little sad that the blog challenge is close to being over!

it’s day 24 & we’re talking about what we’ve learned…..

i’ve learned a lot. mostly through trial & error, which is sometimes a good thing & sometimes not so great, but that’s life 🙂

i’ve learned…..

to listen & not be so stubborn.

to make my own decisons.

to not plan everything out, life never follows my plans anyways (if it did i would be in a totally different place in life right now).

to not freak out over the small stuff, all that will do is give me stomach pains.

to believe that God has everything under control.

that my family is the most important thing to me.

being negative because something sucks will not help.

although junk food tastes good it will go straight to my thighs.

people will be mean, you don’t have to be mean back.

it doesn’t matter how bad something is, i am truly blessed.

i’ve learned a lot more, i know & i will continue to learn, each day.