Thursday, April 16, 2015

Happy 200th Post!!

Wow! Look at me go 200 posts and 19,500 page views!!

I am so thankful for everybodies support with this blog and my Etsy Shop (that is now closed) and also my new project, my YoutTube Channel! I love and enjoy blogging and am determined to do it more and more often! So please stick with me people!! 

Today is an interesting post about these kid movies these days! I know it seems kind of odd to talk about, but I just need to get it off my mind! I was talking to my cousin the other day and we were talking about Big Hero 6 and how we both loved it!! But then we both were talking about how sad it was in some parts and how we both cried during the movie. My daghterAlyssa is going to be 5 in July (What!?!) Alyssa also loves that movie but some parts she didn't understand.

Again, Alyssa and I were watching Jack and the Cuckoo Clock Heart and that movie is interesting. It was released in 2013 but is set in Scotland (I believe) in the 19th Century so it adds a foreign kinda older theme and feel to the movie. Any Who, there is a part where Jack is singing to this girl about her glasses???
These are the lyrics...
Girl....."My vision's not quite right But glasses make me look a sight
Enough to give the world a fright Like a sprite...wearing specs"

1. What is a sprite?? Other than a carbonated soda!

Jack....."Ohh fiery little sprite Conflagration in the night
Don't play games with your sight If it leaves you in the dark"

2. Conflagration???? What?!?

I'm skipping her next verse

Here is Jack's reply...
"Ohh my pretty arsonist Let me clasp you close to me
or rip your clothes with my teeth And tag'em into confetti
To scatter as we kiss.....on you and me"

3. Arsonist!! Rip your clothes with my teeth??? 

I just want to say that as he sings to this girl who is pretty much blind I guess, this is the first time they have ever met!!! Who talks like that to a complete stranger?!?

So, thank you to for clearing some things up for me.....Sprite is defined as a fairy, elf  or goblin. So by wearing glasses I guess she thinks of herself as another creature. Great self esteem there!
Conflagration is defined as a destructive fire. Okay next.
Arson is again related to fire so pretty much calling her an arsonist is saying she started a fire. Probably in his heart HaHa!
But to continue and say rip your clothes with my teeth!!! I was so shocked, I dont think this is a Disney movie but a childrens movie and your talking about this, that is just crazy! Again, Jack you just met this girl how can you talk to her like that!! 

It seems like more and more this "childrens" movies are more for young adults. There were parts in both of these movies that my daughter didnt understand and she is almost 5. At what age can a child actually watch and comprehend some of these movies. It is becoming very frustrating! 

**Spoiler Alert**
If you have not seen either one of these movies do not read any further because the end of the movies are being revealed!

Also, since we are talking about it, in Big Hero 6 at the very end I thought Baymax died while saving the professors daughter but then when Hero was in his room and hurt himself Baymax appears from his toolbox again. How did that happen??

In Jack and the Cuckoo Clock Heart at the very end when he finally gets the girl and they kiss in the cold underneath the tree where his mother passed she is just left there frozen as he drifts off into the sky, what is that?? What happened did he really die? Was it true that his heart could not handle the emotion of love? I am still very confused about that ending, Alyssa turned to me and said what is happening and I honestly replied with I dont know hunny thats very confusing. HaHa! Why are these children movies so complex?!? Make a grown woman feel stupid HaHaHa!!

Get with it people there is no way my child understands these movies!!

Hello, Again

Hey there everybody long time no write! 
I have been going through these spells where I really just don't have anything to talk about and therefore I have not been blogging. But, this time I do have something very nice to share!

I moved out of my aunts house and got my own apartment! I LOVE it!! I moved about a month ago and  have been very busy unpacking and organizing everything. Unfortunately, I was not able to take any time off of work so I had to move after work and on the weekends which made it a little rushed but we pushed through it and got it done! Thankfully, my other aunt let me borrow her mini van so I made numerous trips with that and then a couple more trips with my boyfriends grandpas truck. After two days of moving it was complete! Yippee!! Hooray! Now the fun begins...unpacking and finding everything a home! Ugh! This is the part I hate the most! 

But, after a month I can proudly say that my appartment is finished and is looking pretty darn nice if I say so myself!! I am not sure if you guys follow me on Instagram (AndreaOnInsta) but if you don't you should start! Sometimes when I am not able to blog or upload videos to my YouTube Channel (Lets Taco Bout It) I will still be taking selfies on Instagram. It would be a good way to keep up with me without keeping up with my posts. 

I will also give you an update on my New Years Resolution.....I have been doing GREAT, better than great actually, WONDERFUL!! I feel so amazing just living my life and staying offline and really spending quality time with my friends and family! Now that I look back I can't believe how much time I actually wasted on Facebook!! That is so crazy!! Sometimes I wish that I still had it because I had friends on Facebook that I didn't have in real life and they dont have Instagram or may not follow my blog but when one door shuts another one opens, so Im sure it will be fine! I must say, the longer I go wthout Facebook the better I feel about my resolution! I dont think I will ever have a personal facebook page again! I may have a professional one sometime, but thats even up in the air! I really feel good about this one resolution and know 100% that I'm going to keep it!! Now if I can only workout more and eat less!!! HaHa!

How are you guys doing? Any updates on your New Years Resolutions?? 

Monday, January 26, 2015

My New Years Resolution

Hey Everybody! How are you all doing?

I know most of you were thinking where are you, are you ever going to blog again? 

Well the answer to that is YES!! I am going to blog again! I have been so busy, that sometimes life just takes me away from everything else in my ife. Honestly, I feel like I havent even spoken to my sister in forever, I am completely out of the loop!

Well today I am here to talk about my new years resolution.....and here it is

Simplify My Life

This is a huge one for me because I tend to be a social media junkie! I used to be on facebook more than anything. I sat down and really thought about my life and what I want it to be like and what it was, wasn't at all what I wanted it to do be. I don't want to sit on the couch playing on my phone or ipad while Alyssa is playing by herself, I want to put my electronics down and play with her. I have had it!!

I am not the parent that I want to be so I am changing it!!!!

I deleted my facebook account earlier this month, and I have to say that I feel great about it!!

I have been kinda sad in some situations where I wanted to talk to somebody and didnt have their number and wanted to jump on facebook and message them but I know that if I reactivate it for any reason that I will be hooked again, so I have been restraining. 

Other than those little incidents (which have only happened about 3 times) I feel so much better about everything. I am actually texting or talking on the phone again! I am actualy sitting down and having dinner or drinks with friends face to face! I have actual interaction with the people in my life not just electronically. Most importantly, I am spending quality time with Alyssa!! Wheather we are playing in her room or watching movies, our time together is how its suppose to be! Life just seems so much better!!!

So heres to moving forward to a better life!!!! Talk to ya soon!!!

Please tell me some of your new years resolutions and how are you doing with them.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Lets Taco 'bout It

I have been trying to come up with ways to improve my social media profile. I loved writing my book but unfortunately it hasn't really developed as much as I was hoping. Although I haven't really been promoting it as much or as well as I should. So in a way to make blogging more fun I had my sister redesign my blog. But unfortunately I still haven't been able to update as much as id like. So I was thinking how much fun I had doing the podcast with my sister. All of this thinking made me very curious about a you tube channel. So after numerous discussions with my sister I decided to go for it. I am now the proud owner of a you tube channel: Lets Taco 'bout It

Here is a link to my first video!! Check it out!

I am actually really excited this!!

So, tell me what you think and also if you have an topics you want me to talk about definitely let me know!

Friday, October 31, 2014

It's Fall!

I absolutely love the Fall!
Football...Bonfires....hoodies....leggings and boots! What more could you ask for!
I love driving around the city and seeing all the trees full of bright orange leaves falling all over the place! I am sure that people with these big beautiful trees in their yard don't love them to much when they are out there racking up the leaves! But thankfully I don't have to do that! I'm spoiled!!
I have a bit of an obsession with leaves! I have been going through pictures of Alyssa and I from the previous years and we have a couple different pictures that I had taken with leaves!
It's not my fault they are so gorgeous!!
Seriously look at these pictures.....
Adorable right?

I just love the colors!!
Even in the background leaves just look amazing!
Now I don't care too much for the cold weather but hey living in Ohio what do you expect! Even when I was living in Kentucky we got really cold temperatures just not as much snow which I was thankful for! I don't care too much for snow either!
Come on April hurry up and get here already ;)
What is your favorite season? Do you have a specific place or scenery that you like to take pictures of yourself and/or your family?

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Hello, Again Kentucky!

Moving is so rough! I think the hardest part other than the actual moving part is waiting to get paid! If you don't start at the right time you could possibly have to wait 3 weeks to get paid! Which is what I had to do! My last Kentucky paycheck was August 29 which wasn't that great because it was my last paychek but then I had to wait 3 weeks to get paid from Ohio! September 19 was the first time I got paid! So, of course I had to be a grown up and pay all my bills Boo!!!! 

But, I was able to squeeze in a small trip to Kentucky!!! This seems ridiculous but I missed Louisville! While I was there I hung out with my BFF Michelle! We went out to brunch at our favorite spot Wild Eggs! I actually wrote about Wild Eggs in my book! I love it!! I get the same thing everytime I go!! They make the best Lox and Bagel Bennie!

It is a mini bagel with poached egg and salmon. Pretty much eggs benedict. It is amazing!! I wanted to take a picture because it is soo delicious and beautiful but I started eating it lol hey! I was super hungry!! So this is when I realized I forgot to take a pic, but you get the picture!

I also got to visit with my sister and brother in law! I got to see all my nieces and nephews too! It was so nice to see everybdy again and I had such a blast!! 

Although I miss everybody dearly, I am still very happy that I made the move back home to Ohio!

Plus, Ohio is still really close to Kentucky its just a 3 hr drive! I can easily make it a once a month mini vaca spot! That way I can see all my friends and family down there!

It's funny because when I first moved to Louisville I missed all the little places here in Ohio but now that I moved back I miss all the little places in Louisville! I didn't realize that just 3hrs away there would be so much that is different! 

But, I will say that I absolutely love both places with all my heart!

Where is your favorite place to go for a mini vaca? 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Busy Busy All the Time

Hey Everybody!!

Sorry I haven't posted in a bit, I have been taking some time trying to get everything together in our new place. Moving is so hard! But finally we are all settled in, I have a new job that I love and Alyssa has started her 2nd year of Pre-school! It is nice to finally get back to a normal routine!

First Day Of Pre-School 2014

I have been wanting to blog for a couple weeks now, but I started having trouble with my IPad which made it very difficult to blog. But I must say that Apple customer service is pretty amazing! My IPad stopped rotating and I googled it to try and figure out how to fix it and it did show me some steps to take to fix it, but it still wasn't rotating. So the next day I Live Chatted with an Apple representative they were so patient with me and so prompt to answer all my questions unfortunately, even after 39min. of Live Chatting they couldn't even get it to work. So I ended up going to the Apple store here in Columbus. Even thought I had to wait 1hr for an appointment it was a pretty good experience. They had 2 separate kid tables with IPads at them to keep children entertained. When I finally met with the apple expert she could not figure it out either, so she looked up my warranty and replaced my iPad completely free of charge! Wow! I am very impressed! Also, very satisfied because now I can blog!! Yay!!!

So I plan on blogging on a regular basis and actually have been thinking a lot about getting my own YouTube Channel! That is just a thought as of right now but what do you all think would you watch me?

I am also super siked that my book has been published for almost 2 weeks! I was catching up with some people from church and one woman said look at you now a published author. HaHa! I never have really thought of myself as a published author but I do have to say it made me feel pretty good! 

Have any of you bought/read my book please feel free to tell me what you thought/think of it!!

Until next time ya'll have a good one! Man it feels good to blog again! :)