Thursday, November 22, 2012

What I'm Thankful For

  Today is the day that we here in the USA celebrate Thanksgiving. It is the day of the year everyone speaks of what they're thankful for. But I think we should be thankful everyday, you never know if you will make it to live to the next Thanksgiving.
    There are many  things I have to be thankful for, and many things that have happened this year that I would like to reflect on...
  • I've developed a relationship with my uncle who I used to never see.
  • I've developed an attachment and special bond to said uncle's  1 year old daughter.
  • I got to celebrate another year of being alive.
  • I got a clean bill of health after 4 years of worrying.
  • I've lost 52 pounds.
  • Everyone overseas risking their life to protect our freedoms.
  • My family, regardless of how much they may hate me, I still love them.
Well there's that. I know there are plenty of other things I have to be thankful for, but I don't want to waste your time trying to explain my life. But before I go there is a picture I saw on facebook, and I want to share it with you.
   Stay Creative my lovelies, I'll post again very soon.
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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Did You Ever Notice?

    Did you ever notice how creative people always seem to work in cafes? Hmm,  I had never really thought about it. But then I started thinking about ways to be more creative, and then I thought of cafes.
    Then I thought about how creative people seem to work in cafes a lot. Singers, songwriters,  actors, writers, etc., etc. Why?
   I think it has to do with the fact that there are so many different people who go in and out of cafes everyday that it gives inspiration to them. An idea, an overheard conversation, a certain look, the possibilities are endless.
    Then I came across a blog post about this very same topic, here's the link (Here).  And it gives 20 reasons that I can really relate to, and it just really describes the question why.
   I decided I wanted to post below my favorites from the list, so here we go... (I may add to it)
  1. Easy access to coffee 
  2. Muffins, cookies, cakes. (In my own opinion anything chocolate)
  3. It doesn't feel like work.
  4. No office. (You  can move around and not be stuck in the same place either a new cafe or just new seat).
  5. Old patterns are interrupted. New patterns emerge.
Well that's all for today, that was just my little observation, I hope you liked it.
                                                           Stay Creative,
                                                                                         Lori Ann

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

My 10 Guilty Pleasures

     So since I don't have a camera to take pictures so I can do beauty related reviews, for the next month I will be doing blog post that don't require pictures. Some of my posts will have pictures, but they'll be from the internet. Today I decided I would tell you my guilty pleasures.
  1. Chocolate. I can not live a day without chocolate. The only time I can go without chocolate is when I'm sick. Granted there have been days I have went without chocolate just because I don't want it. Example the past 2 weeks I've been recovering from being sick, so I haven't wanted chocolate.
  2. Pretty Little Liars. I had read all the books before the show ever came out, unfortunately I haven't got to read the four newest she's put out, due to them being only available in hardback and being $15.00.
  3. Vanilla. It doesn't matter if it's food, candles's, lotion, or soap. Anything that smells like vanilla I love. I own more candles, than shoes.
  4. Demi Lovato. Yep I'm a Lovatic, I've loved her since day one. I'm so very proud of her for everything she's done, I almost cried when she won her first VMA.
  5. Music. I can't live without getting on YouTube at least once a day.
  6. My Hair. I love my hair, I love playing with it looking at it, getting compliments about it. I just love it.
  7. Downton Abbey. I love Downton Abbey, I love that it's so original, and there's nothing like it on TV. I guess I just love the way people use to live, maybe that's why I'm into historical romance novels. Because people actually had manners, they actually lived that way. Life today is just so different, yes I love my freedoms as a woman, but I wish the world we live in wasn't so rude. 
  8. Johanna Lindsey Novels. I love historical romance novels, with Johanna Lindsey being my favorite author, I hope to someday own every book she's ever written.
  9. The Internet. I love the internet, I don't know anyone who doesn't. I usually have to do a 1 or 2 week detox a few times a year, so I can focus on the important things, and get refocused. My last detox was earlier this month so it'll probably be next year before I have to again.
  10. Reading and Writing. I love to read, it's my second most favorite thing to do, first being listening to music. Put the two together and my day is made. I love to write, songs, essays,blogs, anything really. It's what I love to do and plan on doing for a long time, I refuse to say forever because I don't know what will happen in the future.
     Wow, that was so much harder than I expected. When I first decided to write this I thought I was gonna be able to write it in 5 minutes, I was so wrong. You might not think some of these are actual guilty pleasures, but to me, they are. So I hope you liked my 10 Guilty Pleasures. Do we share any of the same? If not, what are some of yours?
                                                                                   Stay Creative,
                                                                                                  Lori Ann
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