Wednesday, April 23, 2014

My Dream Wedding: Proposal

Every little girl dreams of their wedding at some point in their lives, whether it's when they are 8 or 18. I know I have thought about it and have filled up pinterest boards with idea for my future big day. Since it's wedding season I thought I would do a weekly posts about what I wish my future wedding will be.

The first post will be about the proposal. Up until probably a month or two ago I never had a dream proposal. Then one of my friends showed my a proposal on twitter and I was in love! I really want my future boyfriend to propose.

I love monograms and find this to be the cutest thing ever! It's such a cute way to ask the question and at the same time have it with something I love. 

When my future boyfriend proposes I do have some rules for him. It will make the monogramed jacket ten times better ;). 

I want my parents to be asked. I like surprises so the proposal has to be a surprise. I don't want any clues that it is going to happen. None! Please use my who name! Lauren Ashley (Last Name) would be amazing. It's so romantic to me. Yes you need to get down on your knee. I like tradition. Pictures are my favorite thing and I like to have them as a memory. A proposal is a big thing so please catch it on camera. It does;t even have to be a professional photographer! I would love nice nails. People are going to want to see the ring and I don't want gross looking nails. Ask my friends to take me out. I doubt I would suspect anything.

One thing that is not on this list is for me to look nice. I want to have my hair and make up done and something cute on. If we are going on a date then you won't have to worry about it but if it's not a date I doubt I will look cute.


Monday, April 21, 2014

Loving Myself

Emma and Natalie are doing a link-up where you write a post about the things you love about yourself. Now I am not one to brag and until 6 months ago I hated just about everything about myself.

My eyes. They are dark brown and kind of big. I know everyone loves blue eyes but my brown eyes are the best. They have always been my favorite thing about myself. 

My long, dark hair. It's think and wavy but I love it. The way the light hits it is so nice and I get tons of compliments on it. 

My will to help anyone with anything. It doesn't matter the time of day, what I'm doing, or who you are I will help you. I love to help people. 

The creative side I have. I love to paint and always come up with creative things to do. 

All of the things that motivate me and how I stay motivated. Now I'm not always the most motivated person but it doesn't take much to motivate me. I usually have motivational speeches for people. 

My ability to see the good in anyone. I have a hard time seeing anything bad in anyone even after it is in plain sight. 

My love for the little things. I love seeing the little things. From the feeling of opening new contacts to seeing a rose.

I'm sure I have more things I love about myself but that's all I have for now. Normally I won't do 2 link-ups in one week but I loved this link-up so much that I had to do it! Great idea girls!


Sunday, April 20, 2014

Sunday Social

Happy Easter everyone! I'm headed to my uncle's house today to spend my Easter with my mom's side of the family. The last few years we have spent Easter with my grandmother down the shore.

Anyway this is the Sunday Social for this week.

1. 5 songs you'll listen to for the rest of your life
Little Lion Man by Mumford and Sons
Stacy's Mom by Fountains of Wayne
Home by Phillip Phillips
What Dreams Are Made Of by Hilary Duff
Can't Stand It by Never Shout Never

2. 5 things on your bucket list

3. 5 celebs you 'd love to hang out with for a day
Zac Efron
Jeff Schroeder and Jordan Lloyd (Big Brother)
Kailyn Lowry
Mumfrord and Sons
The Duggar Family 

4. 5 things you always carry in your purse
Dryer Sheet
Bobby Pins

5. 5 books on your reading list
Matched by Ally Condie
Kisses From Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption by Katie J. Davis
Flirting in Italian by Lauren Henderson 
Pride Over Pity by Kailyn Lowry
The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin 

6. Share the last 5 pictures on your phone
A random picture of my sister and I. I am in love with it!

My lunch at my grandma's funeral lunch in 

Everyone minus 2 of my little cousins on my mom's side (this is just my immediate family!)

This is what my grandmother start on a hook latch and I am finishing it for her. 

A random selfie. It was a snapchat to a friend and I kind of like it. 


Saturday, April 19, 2014

My Top 10 Disney Songs

I usually don't listen to disney songs unless they are in the movies. The other day I was in the library doing homework and listening to music. I usually alternate between the top hits radio, America Authors radio, and the Talk Dirty radio on pandora. I happened to be writing about some Disney songs so I thought I would listen to the Tangled radio. I was in heaven the whole time!

After listening to the radio I found I love so many different Disney songs. Here's my list of songs that I love and the movies they are from.

  1. Part of Your World (Little Mermaid)
  2. Do You Want To Build A Snowman? (Frozen)
  3. Under The Sea (Little Mermaid)
  4. You've Got A Friend In Me (Toy Story)
  5. Be Our Guest (Beauty and the Beast)
  6. If I Didn't Have You (Monsters Inc)
  7. In Summer (Frozen)
  8. I See The Light (Tangled)
  9. You'll Be In My Heart (Tarzan)
  10. When Will My Life Begin? (Tangled) 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Saying Goodbye

The reason I have not been posting on here is because my grandma passed away on Friday after a long 3 months in the hospital because of a brain aneurysm. I've had a hard time dealing with it but to my surprise it hasn't been as bad as I thought. Maybe it was because I was preparing myself or maybe its because it hasn't hit me all the way yet. It could also be because I have been extremely busy since it all happened.

Saturday we went to my grandma's house and cleaned it out. To get there, clean it out, and come back it took us 5 hours. We then had to get something for me to wear because I had nothing. BY the time that was all done it wad after 9pm and we had to clean our whole house from top to bottom for 30+ people to come over the next day. The next day we ran around to get things done for when people came. Then everyone was at my house until about 8:30 and I had to go back to school for the day. Monday I went to classes and then my uncle picked me up and we went back to my house. For the second night in a row my family came over for us to do the picture boards.

Tonight was her viewing and tomorrow is her viewing and funeral. I'm not sure how I will take it tomorrow. Besides it being her funeral it will be an extremely long day. We have to be at the funeral home at 8 and we won't get home until some time after the lunch in that will not be until after 3 or 4.

Maybe in the next few days I will write up a post that is directed at my grandma, almost like a letter. I don't have the time or energy to do it now. I did paint a picture for her coffin and wrote a letter with it.  I'm in love with how it came out.

Hopefully I will get back to posting regularly when everything calms down.


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Why I Love Spring

I know it's been spring for 2 weeks now but it just started to feel like spring where I live. The weather has been amazing and I spent some time outside with my friends just enjoying the sunshine. In lay of the nice weather I thought I would tell you all why I love spring.

...Fresh flowers
...Not having to wear two jackets
...Flip flops!
...Sunshine and fresh air
...My birthday
...Easter and the candy
...Bright colors
...More daylight

What do you love about spring?


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Learn to Ride the Waves

There are times in your life when you just have to go with the flow and take what life throws at you. I had a moment like that this past week.

For a few weeks now I have been struggling to keep my anatomy grade up and it finally got to the point where there was nothing I could do. I had to drop the class today. It was the last thing I wanted to do.

My grade was a 65 and we need a 70 to pass. After spending countless hours studying, multiple mental breakdowns, and being so stressed it is all over. I can breath again.

At the beginning I was really upset. I felt like a failure and even a little guilty. I felt like I failed at something I should have been able to do. My guilty was because now my parents have to pay for me to take the class over and I was leaving my lab partner on her own. I cried about it more than once.

I soon got over all of those feelings because its all for the better. I am less stressed. My grades in my other classes can improve now because before I was just focusing on anatomy. I have more time to myself. I sleep better at night and I wake up without stressing so much.

It makes it better that my professor only has a 60% passing rate and more than half of my class had already dropped. I am not alone in this. Everyone I have talked to about it has said it's all for the better and I haven't been judged because of it.

The reason I am telling you all this is because I hope someone will take my situation and learn from it. I'm not giving up on my dream to become a nurse because I had to drop anatomy. I am not discourage and I have even more motivation than I did before. Never give up on your dreams no matter what life throws at you. Work with the little waves life gives you. Yeah I couldn't finish the class but I am going to take it again in the summer at my community college where it is easier.

I hope my experience will help someone with something they are dealing with. Know that you are not alone and never to give up on your dreams.