Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Liebster Award

I was nominated for the Liebster Award! The lovely Lindsay of The Lovely Things Are nominated me and I want to thank her for doing so. 

The rules are quite simple. 
First, you post 11 personal things about yourself. Second, you have to answer 11 questions posted by whoever nominated you. Third, you have to nominate 11 other bloggers under 200 followers. And last but not least, you have to post up 11 questions for them to answer. Oh, and one more thing, you're not allowed to tag the person who nominated you. Easy right?  It's going to be a long post, just thought I warned you!

So, here are 11 things about me.
  1. I'm an only child.
  2. I just turned 21 on July 2nd!
  3. I don't drink or smoke.
  4. My biggest FEAR  is death, but I have a strange obsession with Ghost Adventures, Long Island Medium, and visiting cemeteries (I do ancestry, so visiting my dead relatives helps my research and I'm also paying respect).
  5. I LOVE Spongebob! To this day I still watch it.
  6. My biggest PET PEEVE is when people stand in the middle of a walkway (mall, sidewalk, etc) to talk or they just stop there for no reason. Oh, and if they're walking slow (and then stop in the middle of the walkway), that irritates me as well. 
  7. I'm going into my last year of college and I graduate with a liberal arts degree next spring!
  8. I'm going into the music business or to another college for the music business.
  9. I LOVE ancestry and my heritage. I have 6 (and counting) nationalities: Italian, Polish, German (on both sides, my dad's side is German Jewish and my mom's side is German Catholic), Irish, Swedish, and English. 
  10. That's right! I have some Jewish in me, even though I'm 100% Catholic (long story). 
  11. I can't sleep without my A.C running in the summer. 
Now, I'm going answer Lindsay's 11 questions. 

1. What is your favorite blog that you read?
I have a lot of blogs that I like to read, but I would have to say Miss Indie is my favorite. 

2. Why did you decide to start blogging?
I'm not really sure of the reason why, but I guess I wanted a place to share my thoughts, opinions, etc. and I wanted to connect with others. 

3. If money and skill did not exist or matter, what career would you choose for yourself?
Hmmmm....I probably would be a lead singer of a rock band. 

4. Favorite animal? Why?

Elephants! I think they're wonderful animals. Plus, baby elephants are adorable! Oh, and an elephant never forgets and I never forget things as well. 

5. Books versus movies? Which would you pick if you could only have one?

Movies hands down! I love movies more than books. 

6. If you could change your name, what would you change it to?

Hmmm...Maybe Allison, since that was going to be name in the beginning. But it didn't go well with my last name, so my parents decided on Courtney. 

7. Do you drink alcohol? If so, what's your favorite drink? If not, what's your favorite non-alcoholic drink?

Nope! I hate alcohol. My favorite non-alcoholic drink would be lemonade or a strawberry daquari (non-alcholic of course). 

8. If you could only shop in one clothing store for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Either Urban Outfitters or Forever 21. 

9. What would your PERFECT day be like?

Going to a concert (or Warped Tour) and jut hanging out with my friends, having a good time, listening to great music. Or going on tour for a day (or a few) with a band, just hanging out with them, and experiencing the tour life.

10. If you could meet the celebrity of your dreams, who would it be and why?

Johnny Deep! He's my favorite actor! 

11. Do you have a quote or mantra you live by? If so, what is it? If not, why don't you?

"Your dreams must be bigger than your fears" - Christian Climer. I live by that quote and tell everyone. Remember it and never forget it!

And, last but not least, here are my 11 nominees and my questions for them!

  1. Mia of Mia Moore
  2. Jamie of xoxo, Jamie Brooke 
  3. Tyler of Rays of Purple
  4. Zie of Hello Darling Dear
  5. Shell of Kitty and Buck
  6. Celeste of Crazy Beautiful Unique
  7. Lauren of A Wild Tonic
  8. Stephanie of Bourbon and Glitter
  9. Katia of Kitty Snooks
  10. Sarah of Weary Shoes
  11. Jess of Swenson Love
  1. What made you decide to start blogging?
  2. What's your favorite color?
  3. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why? 
  4. What would your perfect day be? 
  5. Favorite season? Why?
  6. Favorite holiday? Why?
  7. If you could have a super power, what would you choose? Why?
  8. If you could be a cartoon character for a day, who would you pick? Why?
  9. What;s your favorite ice cream flavor?
  10. Do you have any pets? 
  11. What's your favorite blog?
Well, that's it! Have a lovely day!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

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Monday, July 23, 2012


So I've been back from Maine for a few weeks now and I think it's time I show some pictures from my vacation there. My parents and I stayed in Auburn, the twin city of Lewiston. Auburn and Lewiston are very industrial; factories are still standing and it's kind of run down, not a pretty town. I'm sure it was much better back when my great grandfather was born. They definitely need to spruce it up. Anyway, here are some photos of Camden, Casco Bay, the hot air balloon, and much more. Oh, and did I mention I took a hot air balloon ride on my birthday, July 2nd? 

Mt. Battie in Camden, ME looking over the harbor

Mt. Battie in Camden, ME

Camden, ME

Setting up the hot air balloon.

Inside the hot air balloon as they're blowing it up.

I'm actually in that hot air balloon. 

Casco Bay; A shipwreck occurred here in the 1800's.
The other side of Casco Bay. 

Portland Head Light

The view from my hotel window in Auburn, ME. Auburn and Lewiston are the twin cities and Lewiston is where my great grandfather was born and baptized. His brother was also baptized here.

I have to say Maine wasn't my favorite vacation or state. There wasn't a lot to do; we went to Portland twice and Freeport about three times, because there wasn't much to do, and as you know, we also went to Camden for a day. Maine was BORING! No offense to anyone who lives there. It's just not my cup of tea. I'm used to having something to do 24/7. I mean, after all, I do live in the city that never sleeps. Will I go back? Probably not. 

I'll be posting more pictures later this week.

Have a lovely evening!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

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Friday, July 20, 2012

Baby Shower: My Favorite Ideas

Tomorrow, July 21st, my cousin is having a baby shower for her first child! The gender is unknown, but I think it's going to be a boy. Unfortunately, I'm busy that day, so I won't be attending nor will I have any photos to share. Since I won't be going, I decided to share a few baby shower craft/decorating/present ideas with you.

Isn't this cake adorable? I love the polka dots! (Picture)

Cake Toppers (Picture)

Alphabet Baby Shower (Picture)

Flower Power Baby Shower (Picture)

Baby Bird Shower (Picture)

Spa Shower (Picture)

Daisy Baby Shower (Pitcure)

Safety Pin Name Cards (Picture)

Flower Wrapped Favors (Picture)

Aren't these adorable gifts? (Picture)

Potato Print Clothes (Picture)

Balloon Animals (Picture)

That's all! Hope you enjoyed it!

Have a lovely evening!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Tea Set Giveaway

Last month my mom received this tea pot and tea cup from a parent at the school she works at. Since she has no use for it, I decided to hold a giveaway. The giveaway will end August 5th and I will announce the winner that day. So if you'd like to enter, enter below for a chance to win.

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Thursday, July 12, 2012

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Let's Talk: Glasses

Most of us wear eyeglasses or know people who do. Both my parents wear them, my dad wears them for distance and my mom wears them 24/7, and I wear them as well. Luckily I got my dad's eyes, so I just need them for distance. I remember getting my first pair when I was 11 back in 2003, when I was in sixth grade. I was sitting on the floor, copying notes in class, for social studies. For a while I was able to see, everything was fine. Then one day, I got to class, started taking notes on the floor, and I noticed I was squinting and everything far away on the board was kind of blurry. So, my mom picked me up from school, I told her, and that's the year I got glasses. I remember that day very vividly.

 Me in my glasses. 

Luckily for me, my prescription hasn't changed much and it isn't bad, unlike my mom. I've been through at least 3 pairs of glasses. My mom on the other hand, has been wearing prescription glasses since she was about 7 years old. Her prescription has changed a lot and they cost her a ton of money. Because of her strong prescription, her lenses have to be made specially. They have to be made really thin because if they weren't they would be very thick. 

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GlassesUSA is also offering my readers a discount!

Get 30% off prescription eye glasses or sunglasses and FREE shipping with this code: Summer2012. And take 10% off any order of prescription glasses with this code: Blog10.

The views expressed in this article were my own. I would like to thank GlassesUSA for asking me to write this article and commissioning me for it.

Have a lovely day!
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