Friday, March 30, 2012

You'd think I was attacked by a shark!

I'm going to warn you NOW!

Do not go any further down this page if you get nauseous when you see blood
or scabs,
scabs is such a gross word btw!
{let me tell you this, I uploaded these pictures and I got really nauseous!... maybe I shouldn't have posted about this.... hmmm.}

So for our honeymoon in '08 the hubs and I went on a cruise
and we loved it!
One of our stops was in Cabo San Lucas.
Let me just say this, it is a great place!
I loved it, the water was so clear that I was scared to get in because I could see the little fishes!
SERIOUSLY!!

So, anyway, there is an island called
Lovers Island
that we boated over to.

Long story short husband decides to go on an adventure around the island and find the place where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean. Yes, right where they collide.
So that's where we go.

Just to the right of this beautiful area...
I'm walking along the sand that is slowly sinking, meaning the water is getting deeper, and big waves are coming....
(I think if my husband were telling this story he would tell it different meaning he would say I was a baby)
and so I freak out, and run over to the wall/barnacle infested wall because for some reason I feel safer over there.
But, no, a big wave comes and gets me and swallows me up.
Thankfully my husband was close because I seriously thought I was going to die!
And so did he!

Moral of the story,
don't run to the barnacle infested wall when you are in the ocean, you will loose the battle and your leg will soon look like this:

(keep in mind this is 2 weeks AFTER the accident! I wasn't brave enough to take pictures right after it happened.



A week later there is a story on the news about a lady who was swallowed up by a big wave but, her husband wasn't there to save her and she died. I know I was being watched over that day! Without a doubt!


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Friends Day Wednesday {My Beautiful Life}

I once had a weekly post called 
Friends Day Wednesday 
It was a great place for me to tell you about the new friends I met and like!
So, I'm proud to announce that Friends Day Wednesday is back! 
And to start us off  we have Kelsie from My Beautiful Life.

Here is Kelsie!
Hello everyone! I am Kelsie from My Beautiful Life. 
I am first year college student studying early childhood education at Eastern Michigan University with hopes of someday being a kindergarten teacher. 
I love fashion and home decorating {even though I don't have a house yet}, and 
I die for all things made with chocolate or pasta. 
When it comes to clothes; have an unhealthy obsession with polka dots, stripes, and giant hair flowers. 
In my spare time I love shopping for a good deal {I'm a coupon queen} and volunteering at a local elementary school.


I started my blog so I could have a creative outlet, and has turned into a place where I high-light all of the aspects of my beautiful life. 
I love to post about  my supportive family, my loving boyfriend, and life as a college student.
My blog gives readers a peak into my beautiful {and sometimes crazy} life."
 

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If you want to be featured on Friends Day Wednesday send me an email:
alyssadawsonblog[at]gmail.com

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

My First Afghan!

Sometimes I really feel like a grandma because I crochet and knit.
Right now I feel very silly posting about the afghan I finished.
But, this is who I am (:

So, I have always wanted to make an afghan but have never had time to do so.
And finally I finished my first one!
It is so great!
I can't wait till winter time comes back around and I can use it!
haha!

Anyways, do you do anything that makes you feel different, age wise?



Friday, March 23, 2012

My Week in pictures.... with my normal phone

I don't have a very fancy phone, in fact, I think I have had my phone for 3 years!
Yep, remember the EnV3?
That's what I have!
Those data packages are just too expensive for me.

So, I thought I would share with you some pictures
(from my normal phone)
haha!

Me, shamelessly smiling REAL big for my brother in the DR. Not a great picture I realize that AND you can see my phone in my glasses! NEAT!
(I sent him this pictures as I was headed to church!)
HELLO BREAKFAST!!! My mom makes the BEST m&m chocolate chip cookies!
This may be the reason why I am getting chubby!

This is my coupon mess! Do you coupon?! 
Glass of milk on the left corner, this might mean I had some whoopie pies that afternoon! (: 

Have an awesome week everyone! 
I PROMISE I will post more next week! I've got some stories!

Monday, March 19, 2012

What I Wore : {Great Weather Ahead!}



 Shirt/Cardi/Bracelet/Earrrings: Gifted, Belt: Thrifted, Jeans: Buckle, Pearl Necklace: Vintage (truly), Heels: TjMaxx, 

Another week gone by!
I feel like I start every Monday post with that sentence!
Maybe I do but, I'm just amazed at how time is flying!

So, we had some really great weather this week in AZ!
It rained, I was able to keep my windows open all day long!
Oh and it hailed as we were driving home from church!
This weather is great! I don't want it to start getting hot!

This week is Spring Break for many schools here in Arizona!
I have school off but, I feel like it's not really a break because
I have work, and still have a paper to write.
But, at least I don't have to worry about keeping up on readings and quizzes!
Yay!

Is it Spring Break in your neck of the woods?
Do you have special plans?
Sometimes it's nice to just relax and do nothing!
Remember those days, when you were young and you had no cares?!
Yeah, the good old days! (:

Well, I hope you all have great weeks!


Momma Go Round


Thursday, March 15, 2012

Fact & Fiction

(a bright day in Mexico!)

I'm not like other bloggers.

I can't afford to shop at J. Crew, Anthropology, or any other designer brand for that matter.
I shop at Ross, TjMaxx, Target, Kohls and I like to thrift shop!

I don't have kids and I don't know when I will.

I don't have this cookie cutter house with wood floors or beautiful banisters.
I live in an apartment with stinky neighbors.

I don't have the newest car.
I drive my 95 accord and have driven it since I was sixteen!
(thanks mom and dad!!)

But, I don't care that I don't have these things!
I don't want all that stuff!
(maybe some of it! haha)

I'm happy where I am and I am grateful for all the things that I do have!
My life is great no matter what anyone else says.
I know there are other people out there who have it worse than I.

Have a great weekend everyone!!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Fun Foods: Banana Boat Snack

I was on pinterest the other day...
WAIT
I'm not a pinterest-aholic but sometimes I wish I had the time to be!
so...
I was on pinterest the other day and I was hungry so I looked through the recipes section
And I found this cute little recipe.
It's called a Banana Boat snack

All you need is a banana, peanut butter and chocolate chips!

Hello easy treat that I really enjoy!


Don't judge me, this really is a Halloween plate!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

What I Wore


  Cardi: Target, Tank: Gifted, Jeans: Kohls, Shoes: Nine West, Sunnies: AE


Hello my friends!
I am currently on the phone with my Advising office getting ready to figure out my classed for next semester!
Can you believe that it is already MARCH?!
It's so great!
I love that the time is going by so fast!

Anyways, I'm getting ready for a little blog makeover...
Chrissy from Simply Created/Boerman Ramblings is oh so sweet and helping me update my blog!
Have you met Chrissy?! Well you'd love her! She is great!
So, I'm trying to figure out what  kind of colors to have and...
Well, obviously I need help with name decisions.
People, I'm not so sure I like the whole Moda Chic Boutique thing... especially for a blog.
So, let me rattle off a few names to you because I really enjoy your input!

for the blog name:
My Composition
Impractical Composition
A day in the life (is this one not already taken?)

for the etsy/shop:
Mandy Girl Boutique
Amanda Louise Designs (I feel like there already too many Amanda names though)

these are all the names I can think of right now but, all your creative ideas are more than welcome!
and thank you in advance for the help!

Have an awesome day!


Linking up:

Momma Go Round

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Who Needs Friends??



I've NEVER found it easy to make friends.

In fact I can count on one hand how many friends I have.

I'm not a social out cast
I'm not a stalker
I'm not someone who is so outgoing that no one else can get a word in edge wise.
I'm not a back stabber.
I don't fish in conversations to catch the weekly gossip bug.

Sometimes I'm shy, - if I don't know you.
I tell it like it is,
I'm caring,
I'm helpful,
I'm creative,
and most of all
I'm a good person.

Ever since I've been a little kid it has been so hard for me to make friends.
I don't know why,
I feel like I'm a pretty normal person.
But, my life has just been that way.

That's why I'm grateful for my close family.
My husband is great and always knows how to cheer me up.
I've always been so close with my brothers and they are great examples to me
I can always talk to my mom. She knows some of the things I'm going through and is always there to talk.
My dad is great because he is so "Frank" but he can always get me to laugh!

These are the only friends I need!

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Fact & Fiction: Happy Birthday Oreo's!


(not a great picture, I obviously need help learning how to smile for a camera!)

Fact:
Tuesday was Oreo's 100th Birthday! There is no better way to celebrate with them than to buy some Oreo's and dip them in a glass of cold milk! Oh so good!!

Fact:
So far this week is going by soooo fast!

Fact:
March is a birthday month for a lot of people in my family.... I need to start getting presents ready!

Fiction:
I feel accomplished this week. I have done everything I need to do. Especially my homework. (:

Fact:
This weekend will be great! I'm ready for some birthday celebrations and being with friends!

Happy Thursday everyone!

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

What I Wore - How do you define 'vintage'?


Top: Thrifted, Belt: Thrifted, Skinnies: Marshals, Shoes: Ross, Necklace: F21
(I wanted to wear different shoes but, I couldn't find the right ones so I had to substitute...)

There are a lot of bloggers who define their clothing as 'vintage'.
What does this mean?!
How do they know it's vintage?!
Is it vintage because they bought it at a thrift store?

I'll admit, I've called my pearl necklaces and bracelets vintage before.
But that's because my nana gave me my pearls - they were hers when she was little.
I've always wondered how everyone defines their vintage clothes.
So, I've found a definition of what vintage clothing means...

Definition: The term vintage is used to describe clothing between 20 and 100 years old which is clearly representive of the era in which it was produced. 

So there you have it.... your mom's clothes are vintage... that is if she still has her clothes from the 80's!

I also found another word that I think describes a lot of the clothing out there in the fashion world. 

Retrospective

Retrospective:  or "vintage style" usually refers to clothing that imitates the style of a previous era. Reproduction, or repro, clothing is a newly-made but faithful copy of an older garment

also
Now I'm not a fashion blog or anything of the sort but there you have it!
The Vintage definition and a new word
Retrospective!

Have an awesome week!

Linking up:

Momma Go Round

Monday, March 05, 2012

Trying to be a better person




Cardi: Down East, Shirt: F21, Jeans: Buckle, Flats: Nine West, Necklace/Earrings: Gifted

Can you believe it's March already?
This year has really flown by already! 
Crazy isn't it?

I've noticed lately that I haven't been making very nice comments towards people I don't know.
I noticed this the other day when I said something I shouldn't have. 
I stopped and thought to myself about how I would feel if someone said that about me. 

Now let me say that I do not cuss and I am not an outspoken person.
But what I said was rude. 

They didn't hear me, or at least I didn't think they did.
But, after that I thought, wow I'm a horrible person. 
I don't know what those people are going through and I have no right to judge them. 

So my friends if your wanting to stop calling people mean names too lets do it together!
It shouldn't be hard to keep a positive outlook and think positively about other people!

Anyways, just a little though from my weekend!

Have an awesome week everyone! 
Check back this week for my next outfit post. I'm talking about Vintage and Retrospective clothing! 

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