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I adore being happy. Who doesn’t? I love little things, and one small gesture or event will change my whole day and outlook on life. Some people think it’s silly for how deeply I care for the silliest of things, but when it brings you joy why wouldn’t you? Because of this, I’ve decided to do the “50 Things That Make Me Happy” tag that tons of people do.

I’d love it if any of my readers comment some of the things that they would list for themselves. Let’s see how different they are.🤔
Disclaimer: This list is not in any specific order.

  1. Coffee. No one is surprised, let’s be honest.
  2. Grey eyes. Hehe. 👌🏻
  3. Parks. I looooove going to the park and just sitting around. Go with friends, go and journal. Just. Go.
  4. 70’s and 80’s music.
  5. Petrichor: The pleasant earthy smell that frequently accompanies the earth after a cheeky rain.
  6. Laughing so hard you cry. It happens often with me…
  7. Writing letters. Cheeky spon to my new favorite website: moreloveletters.com
    What they do is amazing, and I love it. Go read up, friends.
  8. Musical theatre. Please. Give me.
  9. Good dreams.
  10. Lowman, Idaho, USA. Favorite place ever.
  11. Singing. Solo or in a choir. It’s all good.
  12. Backpacking. Forget that “glamping” stuff. I’m a “130lb backpack in the woods for a week/hiking 10 miles a day” kind of girl.
  13. Campfires. Also just fire. 🔥🔥🔥🔥
  14. Disney films.
  15. Smiling.
  16. Full moons. I’m no vamp, and I’m not a werewolf either okay? Quit asking.
  17. The Orion star constellation.
  18. TV shows. There’s too many to name.
  19. Forests.
  20. London Fog tea. Earl Grey tea, vanilla syrup, steamed milk. Mmmmmmm.
  21. Shiloh Bible Camp.
  22. Making other people laugh. 💜
  23. Smacking people in the face with a waffle.
  24. Shopping when you actually have money you can spend.
  25. Music in general?
  26. Caesar Salad.
  27. Thunderstorms.
  28. Reading a real book. None of that kindle stuff.
  29. Friends texting you out of nowhere to see how you’re doing.
  30. Hot Topic.
  31. Office Supplies. I’m sorry. I just…Love stationary, and pens, and staples, and, and, and…Stop me, please.
  32. Lens flares in photos or videos.
  33. Rapping.
  34. Massages.
  35. Having faith.
  36. Jimmy Fallon.
  37. Affecting people for good, and possibly changing their life in some small way.
  38. Surprises. People are going out of their way to do something for you. Enjoy it.
  39. Tumblr.
  40. Getting packages in the mail.
  41. Fresh air.
  42. Working out. Especially fight style on bags.
  43. Teachers. What a blessing.
  44. Not worrying about people’s opinions.
  45. Idaho in general. It’s the best. Maybe I’m biased.
  46. Humans. We also suck, but why focus on that when you can also see how beautiful we can be? #CreatedinHisimage
  47. Sunrises and sunsets.
  48. Middle. Earth.
  49. Martial arts.
  50. Jesus Christ…..

After all, only in God will you find true happiness. Amiright?

*insert cheeky peace sign* ✌🏻 Bless.

 

Fashion by the Unfashionable

I’m going to tell you how to fashion. In case you didn’t know…I don’t know how.

This is gonna be CRINGETASTIC.

 

Rules of Fashion

  1. Ladies? High heels are not needed.
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    Heels are also amazing though, so you do you. #PowerStrut
  2. If heels aren’t an option then it is a UNIVERSAL TRUTH that black Converse goes with everything always for any occasion.
  3. If you’re feeling cheeky, get yourself a pair of Keds like mine.
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    They’re ALSO good for any occasion. Except for maybe funerals. The sole is a little inconsiderate for that.
  4. Plaid is perfect. Anyone who says differently is selling something. It would be an amazing gift for a friend.
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  5. Coffee graphic tees are a must.
  6. Contrary to stupid people’s beliefs, glasses are a beauty to this world and people who wear glasses are even more beautiful. I mean…Circular pieces of glass on your face? Who could say no to that?
  7. I don’t care your gender. Suspenders are a must.

These are all such amazing suggestions honestly, and they’re perfect forever. I mean, throw them all together and it’d even look good.

Small Talks

You know how on the first day of school, the teachers made you tell the class five things about yourself? Everyone knew it was coming and they all dreaded it. But not me. I looooove random facts about people and using that opportunity to say five really goofy things to make people laugh…Or think I was insane. The latter was the consensus of most I’m quite certain.


Through my posts it’s pretty easy to figure out bits of my personality but since I really enjoy the random “Know You” questions, I’m gonna answer some things none of you have probably ever wondered about me. Let’s do this. 

Getting to Know Me

  • Named after anyone? Totally. Two family friends who are both badass forest service employees.
  • Name if you were a boy? They thought I was a boy until I was born and I was going to be Seth. Great name. I approve.
  • First thing you notice about people? Their hair. It’s also my first choice of an attractive feature. Always the hair. Followed by humor.  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  • What would you name your children? If I had a girl, everyone would call her Alle and when asked if it was short for Alexandria or something she’d have to tell them that it was short for Alejandro.
  • How many boyfriends have you had? The insanely large number of zero.
  • Okay, how about crushes (of people you’ve met, not celebs) Umm…None? I fell instantly in love once though. More on that later.
  • Favorite holiday? Tuesday the 17. It’s a Psych thing. Also National Coffee Day. 
  • Favorite Candle Scent? Currently,  I have an espresso scented candle going in my room. It’s fantabulous.
  • Pumpkin Spice? Get. Out. Completely and utterly disgusting. 
  • Twitter, Insta, or Tumblr? Considering my humor is Tumblr humor…I’m literally Tumblrin’ in another tab.
  • Sleep with closet open or closed? What kind of psycho freak sleeps with the closet doors open?!?!
  • Bedtime? An unusual question since I hardly sleep. I guess if I had to guess it would be around 11PM…To like 4:30AM.
  • Ever used a gun? I’m from Idaho, yes I’ve used a gun. I hate them though. I’ll take a fist fight over a gun any day.
  • Occupation you wanted when you were a kid? Initially a firefighter like my daddy. For most of my life though, I wanted to be a high esteemed chef. 
  • Have you ever cried because you were so happy? Probably almost as often as crying from frustration/pain so definitely. Most of my tears are from laughing though. The 😂 emoji sums up my life about as much as the ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.
  • Ever been in love? Oh now here’s a story. I went to an amusement park in Utah once and there was a live mini-musical playing twice throughout the day. I went to the first show and thought it was amazing but thought one of the men was even more amazing. I’m a pretty vocal person and I didn’t really hide my excitement of how great their singing and dancing was. In their line of work, the performers are encouraged to look at the audience. Needless to say, we made eye contact a few times and he definitely enjoyed my enthusiasm. Well a few hours later, they performed the show again. I loved it so much I went back. This time I showed, even more, enthusiasm, dancing in my seat when they did hip songs. Tears were shed during the ballads. He saw me in the audience again and started laughing while singing because I came back to watch the exact show twice. During the whole show, he kept looking and seeing how excited I was and would grin at me. Finally towards the end of the show during one of his big solos as a Jersey Boy and singing “Working My Way Back to You”, the beautiful man pointed into the audience at me and winked. #Dead. I met him after the show and chatted for a few minutes before he had to leave for his other job. Ahhhhhhhh, young love. 
  • DJ or Band at your wedding? Ummm, I will be the DJ at my wedding. Nobody’s music taste is as good as my own, dontchya know.

*Insert cheeky peace sign* ✌🏻 Bless.

Food: Marry or Kill?

I’m a foodie. I love food. I also don’t like a lot of food that many people do, so I’ve decided to make a list: Food I love so much, I’d marry it and food that most people like that I really don’t. I may not hate it necessarily, but I could definitely do without. The latter of the lists may cause anger in a few of you. Please know that if I die, I’ve already notified people to check out my readers first. Disclaimer: This post may cause hunger. Sorry?????

If you love food so much, why don’t you MARRY IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
-Sickest Burn as a Small Child

 

Food I Would Straight Up Marry

  • Caesar Salad. I like the jokes about how gross salad is as much as the next girl, but salad is actually amazing if you make it right. And Caesar? Is right.  Just look at it. I refuse to apologize.
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  • Guacamole. Make guac not war, people.
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  • Chicken Salad Sandwiches.
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    But a delicious sandwich?
  • Twice Baked Potatoes. They’re the cheesiest! 💪
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    Potatoes are just good. Boil ’em, mash ’em, stick ’em in a stew.
    And it’s not just because I’m from Idaho. Fight me.
  • Just Thai food. All of it.
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    Just look at that aesthetic. Plus it tastes amazing. 
  • Baby dill pickles. The baby part is important. Small and crunchy. It’s kinda a big dill.

 

Get that Food Out of My Face, or SO HELP ME

  • Spaghetti. Starting the anger off right away. Just jumping right in.
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    It’s literally a mess, there’s no way around it. What a terrible date food! Thanks Disney for setting yet another unrealistic expectation. #LadyandtheTramp
  • Mushrooms. It’s a fungus. FUNGUS.
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  • Bacon/Any Pork. Sorry, but it’s disgusting and really bad for you.
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    All of you right now, I’m sure.
  • Sunflower Seeds. I can’t. *shudder*
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  • Chocolate Chip Cookies. Hear me out. I do like them. Just…Not with a ton of chocolate chips in them. I do love chocolate, but I just really like the cookie part.

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  • ….Pizza.
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    Everyone settle down. I don’t mind pizza. I will eat pizza. It just…Will never be my first choice for a meal. Sorry not sorry.

 

You can post your angry comments now. Do your worst.
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*Insert cheeky peace sign* ✌🏻 Bless.

Wow. 40th Anniversary.

40 years ago today a Princess, a scoundrel, and a farm boy (who farmed…Complete trash from the looks of it) brought a fresh aspiration to the universe, a New Hope, you could say. Forty years ago today, ten little words sent us spinning chaotically into hyperdrive.

“A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.” started the adventure Solo-ng ago and even with forty years done, it hasn’t lost its popularity. Like many, I grew up watching the Star Wars films and can positively say that it is my second favorite film franchise ever in the whole universe. Anyone who disagrees is not to be trusted. Because of this momentous day, I have decided to share with you a few things that I feel about those conflicted star zones.

I have compiled a list of a few of the characters I relate to:
(I’m a little short for a stormtrooper so they won’t be on here)

  • Yoda. I mean I’m short, but I can still whoop your butt. And I can’t often say img_3124.pngthe words in the sentences sometimes.
  • Admiral Ackbar because I also enjoy shouting out obvious facts when I’m in peril.
  • Qui-Gon Jinn. It’s the hair really. He had some luscious locks in that film.
    And overall? What. A. Dude.
  • Stormtroopers. I lied. They are on here. Why? Because we got that loyalty, complete lack of fashion, and am either really unlucky or just talented at getting hurt a lot.
  • Darth Maul. I’m only half of the man I could be.
  • Jar Jar Binks. All of you haters can kindly shut your mouths. He’s awkward, obnoxious, clumsy. Means well but invariably annoys everyone around him.
    I mean, come on guys, who does that sound like?
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  • Leia for the obvious reason that I’m fierce as hell.
  • Jawas, again with that height factor….
  • Anakin Skywalker. The first bit is obvious: “Hold me, Annie. Like you did on giphy (2)Naboo.” Name twinsies. He’s haunted and tormented by an awful lot ranging from his mother’s death to a kiss with a girl to murdering a ton of people. He also had a tendency to be a bit on the dramatic side, assumes a lot, but overall was just a guy willing to die for his loved ones, especially his hot mama. Anakin is pretty filled with hate, which I don’t exactly relate to except on one particular thing. We both have a mutual hate for sand.
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    -Anakin, probably.

Happy 40th Anniversary everyone. May the force be with us always.

Roses are red
,
Violets are blue,
If you don’t like Star Wars,
There’s something wrong with you. 

*insert cheeky peace sign* ✌🏻 Bless.

 

The Life of Good Espresso

Originally this video was going to be a goofy and not well made How-To of making an iced latte, full of clumsy and overexaggerated steps. That would have been just fine.
Then it came alive and decided to go on a cheeky adventure. Too bad it was a windy day.

*insert cheeky peace sign* ✌🏻 Bless.

Eye Gotta Tell Ya…

Folks, it’s time to talk about something awesome. Grey eyes.

Eye gotta tell you guys, this is a biggie for me. You see what I did there? Hahahahahahaha, I’m so funny.

Why are we gonna talk about grey eyes, you ask? Why do you care, you ask?
Because we CAN, and if you don’t care…Well then tough luck, bub.  I personally think they’re the coolest thing ever, and I’m not trying to sound vain or anything, but I totally have them, and it’s awesome.

You see, grey eyes are weird. They change a ton. Because of their similarities with the amount of melanin in them, they’re really close to the blue eye fam. Due to their amount of melanin, they change from grey to green, or grey to blue almost daily depending on the person’s clothes, mood, lighting, makeup, etc. It’s weird and beautiful. Everyone always thinks my eyes are blue or dark green for this reason.

For instance:

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This was my eye yesterday. It was darker and had kinda a mix of colors, right?
Now take a look at my eyes today:

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Look at those grey babes.

Scientists also believe that some personality traits are linked to your eye color.
This is a list of what grey-eyed people’s traits are:

  • Passionate
  • Energetic
  • Fun-Seeking
  • Gentle
  • Has a strong guard against people. Emotional, not a physical guard. Although, that’s pretty accurate too….
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    Pretty generic sounding, right? Yeah, I’m not so sure about the whole personality traits thing even though they are accurate. Sounds kinda like the zodiac stuff…
    But you know what? It’s fun.

So here’s my question: What color of eyes is your favorite? You know mine now.
And after all, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Bu dum tssssss.
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*insert cheeky peace sign* ✌🏻 Bless.

 

 

Internet Scratch N’ Sniff

We all want it. It’s 2017 people, so why can’t we receive smells through electronics yet?

I have one powerful super sniffer, so I’ve made a list of things that I wish we could smell on cue and a list of things that some people may like that I want to be kept away from me forever.  Let’s do this.
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Mmmm, the GOOD STUFF:

  • Coffee. Obviously, this is number one. And yes, I do smell this like 89.67% of my day because I’m always drinking the nectar, but I’d still like to enjoy it while surfing Tumblr.
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  • Trees or forests in general. How can you not?
  • Icy Hot. Always the Icy Hot.
  • Rain. I mean who ISN’T a Pluviophile? If people say they hate the smell of rain or the ground after a good rain, they’re liars.
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  • Peppermint. BEST SMELL, oh my. Hook me up. In water? As perfume? Gimme.
  • Campfires (and the smoke it comes with). Need I elaborate?
  • Fresh paint, markers, gas, etc. I know all these fumes are bad for you. I know. But they smells soooooo good, I can’t help it.
  • Garlic. I’m no vamp.
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  • Vanilla. Really just any spice except sage or clove.
  • The tops of babies’ heads (don’t make it weird, okay).
  • Oldspice. Mmmm, what do you smell?
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  • New shoes. \_(ツ)_/

Non-Obvious smells to keep away from me:

  • Sage and clove. I mentioned this earlier. I’m allergic, so unless you want me to die, get it away. (Yes, I realize I just gave you all a way to kill me.)
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  • Chlorine…Some people like it? Freaks.
  • New Car Smell: Get. That. Out. Of. Here.
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  • Also related to cars: The car air conditioner. Who actually likes that?!?!
  • Laundry Detergent/Dryer Sheets. No thank you.
  • The inside of a Disney VHS case….Odd? Yeah, it freaking is. Throw it out. Not the actual VHS though, those are special and are too good for this world.
  • Fresh Cut Grass. I have hay fever, so please don’t.
  • Any animal ever. Sorry, not sorry.

Her Majesty the Queen…And Why She’s the Bomb

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Alright kids, sit down. You’re go’n learn today.

I know all of my readers are basically American. Heck, I’m American. But I probably love the longest-serving British monarch more than most Britains do. Don’t believe me? Let me hit you with some fun facts then.

  1. She’s 91 and still rides horses. Like what.
  2. For being in a leadership role, she doesn’t impose her own opinions on anyone. Literally. She doesn’t mingle all that crap in with her job, my friends.             Personal Life ≠ Government life
  3. She really loves her tiny doggos. She’s owned over 30 of them throughout her reign and once demoted a soldier because he gave her Corgi some whiskey.
  4. During Victory in Europe Day (celebration marking the acceptance of the Allies in WWII), a young Elizabeth reverse Cinderella’d and dressed like peasants to join the festivities outside the castle.
  5. She’s no slow poke in the car, and she has no fear of driving onto the grass beside the road to pass people. Road rage, at its best. We’ve all been there.
  6. Speaking of driving, she’s dang good at it. My girl E learned to drive and became a mechanic when she joined a women’s branch of the British army in WWII. This also makes her the only British monarch in history who knows how to change a spark plug.
  7. She legally owns all of the swans in the River Thames and has dominion over all the dolphins in British waters. Whoa.
  8. She sends telegrams to couples all over the UK for their 60th Wedding Anniversary and has sent over 150,000 of them in total. I mean, what a gal.
  9. She sent a microfilmed congratulatory message through a metal container to the Apollo 11 astronauts directly to the moon during the first landing. The lady knows her thank you letters.

I WANNA POINT OUT SOMETHING IMPORTANT. Everyone says that she has no power anymore and it’s all the PM, but that’s not true at all. So here’s another list of the power the Queen has (I only a listed a few because politics are boring):

  1. She still has to sign all the bills into law and therefore can disregard any law she pleases. She doesn’t do this, but she can. 
  2. Her Majesty can fire the Prime Minister in a second if she wanted too, and she appoints every single one. Ooooh, leadership transitions. #FeelthePowerYet?
  3. She holds the ability to fire the entire Australian government. ALL OF IT.
  4. The Sovereign can declare war on any nation. #BOOM

Basically, saying the Queen has no power is like saying the President has no power, so….Fight me?

I could go on, my friends. I think we should all just agree that she is and will forever be the greatest leader. Sounds good? Gooooood.

*insert cheeky peace sign* ✌🏻 Bless.

A Love Letter…

I’ve spent hours trying to come up with the words to say to you. Yet no combination of words could ever capture how I feel…I suppose I’ll have to try.

Unlike most love stories, it was definitely not love at first sight. I was young and ignorant to the things of the world. You were bitter and unsettling. In the beginning, our love was that of Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett. I didn’t see your appeal despite everyone’s declarations of your hotness. But then you changed…Or maybe I did. Because now I see you for what you truly are. Sweet, intense, and always there for me when I need you.

I think of you each morning with an ache in my stomach because you aren’t near me, and when you are with me, I feel completely and utterly alive. Going a single day without you is an agony beyond compare and I can’t imagine my life before you. I feel like I’ve always known you and to deny what I feel would be denying a part of my very heart. You keep me grounded, and yet when I’m with you, I’m floating. No matter the time of day, month or year, you’re always there. You’re there to keep me warm in the winter and cool in the summer, just as a true love should.

Every love has its faults, and you certainly have them. When you are treated rudely, you become bitter once again, but I am always able to bring you back to the right side of the tracks. You come with baggage, an expense that I can barely handle,  but I refuse to give up because life without you would be so empty.

Know that I am thankful for having you close to me and that I was given a love so pure as this.

I love you. With all my heart, always.

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#CoffeeShopLove ✌🏻