Sunday, April 20, 2014

Liebster Award

A week or so ago (I'm officially the worst blogger ever...), Brooke over at Blissful Blonde sent me an e-mail nominating me for the Liebster Award! I recently met Brooke through blogging and could not me more thankful that she has been not only a reader of my blog, but a person to e-mail vent with when life's questions drive us a little crazy...


Here's how it works: Share 11 facts about yourself, answer the 11 questions from your nominator, ask 11 questions for your nominees, and then nominate you favs. 

11 Facts:
1. Dress up Character (Micky Mouse, Goofy, etc.) scare me and I hate masks.
2. When I like something (like a type of food or candy) I crave it and eat it non-stop for weeks and then will wake up one day and never want to see or eat it again.
3. I want to get a dog and name him/her Pancakes (and I'm hoping it will happen soon!)
4. I played soccer for 16 years. (Goalie mostly...)
5. I was adopted. Me and my middle sister were both adopted (at birth) from the same birth parents!
6. I could eat sushi every day for the rest of my life and never get bored of it.
7. I'm double jointed in my arms and thumbs....and sometimes it freaks people out.
8. I don't skip like a normal person... mine if more of a frolic (spelling?)
9. I fall asleep every night watching murder shows (Derek comes into bed way after I'm asleep and hates that its always on)
10. I hate black and brown together.
11. I have an obsession with scarfs (even though I live in LA and rarely wear a scarf!)

Brooke's Questions:



  • What made you start blogging and how long have you been at it?
     I started "blogging" on 10/12/12. I was bored one day with my girlfriend and having loved reading blogs I decided on that day to start my own.  I may not have a million followers or even a clear idea of what my blog is, but I'm OK with that.  I use this as a place to be me. I can vent about a bad day, talk about things I love, make myself wish-lists or list of things I'm interested in.  Its almost like my little diary, but public, and I love it.
  • Do you prefer popcorn or candy at the movies?
    Wait, people actually make this decision? One OR the other? Damn. I'd pick popcorn. Why? Because I usually don't like the candy at the movies and bring my own anyways....
  • Who's your favorite celebrity that has your same name?
    Allison? No one? Not that I know of anyways...
  • What do you have in your fridge door?
    Beers and condiments... the usual.
  • Could you ever be a medical guinea pig? 
    Nope. Not unless I (god forbid) had a fatal disease and no other options. In that case, if there is some random medical thingy they want to try to use and save me... sign me up!
  • What was the last thing you ate? 
    A bagel sandwich and it wasn't even good. Bummer. 
  • Who was your first kiss?
    David. At sleep away camp. Boom.
  • If you could breed two animals to defy the laws of nature, what animal would your create?
    Puppy and rabbit... so puppies would just bounce around!!! Too cute.
  • What's your favorite accent?
    I wish I had an English accent. So dreamy!
  • If you could learn any language fluently, what would it be?
    Spanish. Mostly because I would be able to actually use it. Also, I've heard that if you know Spanish fluently then there's a good chance you can learn a few other languages easily. (Note: Its never going to happen... I got 2 C's in college Spanish classes and gave up...)
  • Do you prefer straight or bendy straws?
    Straight if there is either a lid on the cup. Otherwise, I'm OK with bendy (but do NOT hand me a drink w/ a lid and a bendy straw.... its just awkward)

  • My questions for my Nominees:

    1.  If you had to choose one food to eat for the rest of your life, what would it be?
    2. What is your favorite part of blogging and why?
    3. What is the most embarrassing moment of your life thus far?
    4.  High heels or flats?
    5.  What is your favorite time of year and why?
    6. If you could go on a trip (for free!) anywhere in the world where would you go?
    7. What inspires your blog posts?
    8.  What is the meaning behind your blog name?
    9.  Favorite flavor of ice cream?
    10.  What is your idea of a perfect date night?
    11.  What is your favorite movie?

    Nominees - make sure to check your inbox because you have a special email waiting from yours truly <3


    Wednesday, April 2, 2014

    Wine Tasting in Ojai

    Last weekend Derek and I had a little stay-cation at his parents house in Oxnard.  There is nothing more relaxing than waking up with a view of the water. love.

    Saturday we went Wine Tasting at the Old Creek Ranch Road Winery in Ojai. Such a perfect day to sit outside with a glass of vino.  It's a small winery but so gorgeous and peaceful.  I obviously took the opportunity to add 2 bottles to my personal stash.

    Wine makes me happy. Time to go pop a bottle…. Yum. Happy Hump Day to me!













    Friday, March 28, 2014

    Colorburst

    I may have a new slight obsession with Revlon ColorBursts.
    I love them all. I can't get enough.  They have become a staple in my morning routine.  I started to realize that taking the time to do eye makeup in the morning just wasn't going to happen anymore.  Plus, by the time I got to work I'd forget about the time spent on my eye makeup and give my eyes a good "i'm still sleeping, leave me alone, where is the coffee" eye rub. damn.
    Solution? Lip color! Its so easy and adds a little sass to any outfit!


    google: via.

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

    Simply Balanced


    Nothing about life is simple or balanced.  Recently, I've learned to take a moment and relax with my simply balanced cup to tea and everything seems to be calm for a minute.

    Life doesn't come with a handbook (although these days I wish it did).

    Each day, take a moment to stop, breathe, and be grateful for all that you have... It's too easy to focus on the negatives and not enough on how great life truly is.

    A few things (of many) to be grateful for today:
    my mom and how amazing she is
    that its Thursday and almost the weekend
    the weather is perfect
    my family (related or not..)
    blogging; connecting with new people and hearing new stories
    overtime pay (because lets be honest, it was worth the extra few hours)
    and lastly, my simply balanced tea... because it is a little reminder to be calm and remember.