Thursday, October 6, 2011

What I Wore

I finally have a photographer (he's only going to be around sometimes, for now) so...I'm doing a "What I Wore" post.

I went on a dinner date with my guy tonight and made sure to wear something cute.

Top, Cardi and Shoes: Target
Jeans: Refuge - at Charlotte Russe
Bag: Candies (I've had it forever.)
Bracelet: Spoke-n For (Found on our first date.)

pleated poppy

I'm linking up to Lindsey over at The Pleated Poppy. Click the button to see what others wore.



Thursday, September 15, 2011

A Thought For Thursday - Busy But Happy


Obviously I have been slacking BIG TIME on posting here. Why? I've been SUPER busy.

I've picked up a part-time job at a place I love, where I work two mornings a week and any extra hours or parties that come up. Thanks to last week's extra hours and a wedding on Saturday, I was there for nine hours and my feet were throbbing. (For the record, I didn't need this job, I just love the place. Of course, extra cash doesn't hurt!)

I've been deciding where I want to take this little blog of mine. I'm still new to blogging, but I decided I need artwork that says, "Hey, this is my blog; it's fun, come read it!" I have lots of blog friends that make amazing graphic designs...but once I decided art needed done, I knew exactly whose work I wanted. (Big things are in the works: The artwork is AMAZING. The blog will be moving. - Wait, what?! Yep...stay tuned.)

Of course, I've been working my regular job on top of this...

...and I met an amazing guy.

Yes, I am busy...but I am happy.

Have a good day friends!



Monday, August 29, 2011


Thanks to everyone for entering my very first giveaway!

A HUGE thank you going out to Lindsay of the Aisle to Aloha Studio for being part of this giveaway, I love your art!

Obviously, it wouldn't be fair for me to choose the

JG, please email me at midgisms (at) gmail (dot) com and I'll get you connected with Lindsay.



Tuesday, August 23, 2011

28 things

Photo found here

Yesterday marked 28 years of my life. Today, I present to you, 28 things you may not know about me.

1 - This is the number of times I've gotten sick from drinking too much.

2 - The number of places I've flown over an ocean to get to. (England and Hawaii)

3 - I have three cameras. (Digital SLR, 35mm and digital point-and-shoot)

4 - I was four (and a half) when my sister was born.

5 - I am five feet tall.

6 - I have lived in six states.

7 - The number of pets I've had, not counting fish. (Daisy, Sadie, Lil-Bit, Rosie, Buddy, Moose and Max)

8 - The first flight I remember was an eight hour trip from Chicago to London.

9 - I played softball for the first time when I was nine.

10 - My parents let me get my ears pierced for my tenth birthday.

11 - I was 11 when we moved to what I call my hometown.

12 - I met my best friends when I was 12.

13 - Mama-San took the day off for my 13th. We had lunch, saw a movie and I got my first make-up.

14 - After lying to my parents I lost a trip to Disney at 14. I haven't lied since.

15 - This was the year I joined Common Ground (a vocal jazz group) and was in my first musical.

16 - My first car, at 16, was a 1990 Dodge Grand Caravan.

17 - I graduated high school when I was 17.

18 - My first flight by myself was a trip for my 18th birthday.

19 - I moved out (the first time) at 19.

20 - My real name is after my Grandpa, whose birthday was August 20th. We celebrated together.

21 - I spent a day shopping in Chicago to celebrate my 21st.

22 - This is my favorite number.

23 - I bought my car (a hybrid) on my 23rd birthday.

24 - The number of states I've been to. (Airports don't count)

25 - For my 25th birthday, I took a "Quarter-Life Crisis" trip. Georgia > Michigan > Minnesota and back.

26 - I had Lasik when I was 26. I'd do it again in a heartbeat!

27 - I took advantage of vacation time this year and went to Hawaii, Michigan and Colorado.

28 - This was the first year I didn't have anything to ask for on my birthday. What a good feeling!


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Monday, August 22, 2011

Oh Happy Day!

My parents met playing Uno by bug light at a party. After taking a walk in a nearby park, Dad postponed a camping trip with the guys to hang out with Mom the next day.

He asked her to marry him at a stop light on the way to my grandparents' house so they wouldn't have to keep it a secret that she'd moved in.

The wedding was thirty years ago today.

There was a move across the country, ketchup up a nose and a big blue igloo...and then there was me, born two years later, on their anniversary.

Fast forward to now. This is the family they've created:

Mama-San and Papi, Congratulations on hitting this milestone in your lives. You are an amazing couple. We couldn't have asked for a better example of how to "do it right" than what you have given us. Thank you for being there for us through thick and thin. Thank you for the laughs and the memories. Thank you for sharing your special day with me. I love you.


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