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Haunted House Stories

Life, Local Flavor

As Halloween steadily approaches, I figure I'll share some spooky stories. I'll start with one of my favorite clown-related stories (since all this nonsense with clowns has been happening in real life, not in haunted houses) Back in my junior year (I think) of high school, I was drafted for a trip to Ohio to visit a haunted house, well, actually it was five haunted houses all on the same…

Problems with Wedding Dress Expectations (WW#5)

Life

Since the going is still slow on the wedding front (Although I did put down a deposit on a wedding photographer and signed the contract with them! YAY! ONE BIG THING DONE!!!) I figured that I'd push this back to being a once a month update, because I'm bad at talking about weddings and I'm not an expert in any sense of the word. As the day creeps ever closer,…

How to Create a Reading Nook

Life

One of the reasons we settled on this specific floor plan was because there was a study. For years I've wanted a room where I could have all my bookshelves and a cozy reading nook where I could curl up and read my books, and Alex wanted a place where he could have his desk and game. The study is both, and with doors to keep the cat out so…

Wedding Wednesday #4

Life

Obviously it's been a while since last wedding Wednesday, yet, unsurprisingly, I don't think much has actually happened since those last posts. (oops?) I did do the following though: Went to TWO dress appointments (still didn't find a dress though) Sketched out save the dates more intensely Pestered all involved parties about getting together respective guest lists Fretted over the fact that weddings are so much work and maybe I…

Engagement Photos Show We are Hipsters

Life

Against Alex's wishes, we are indeed, without a doubt, hipsters. There is nothing he can do to deny it any longer. No longer can he recoil and say "I'm not a hipster!" The evidence is damning. And, with that, I'd love to share some of our engagement photos taken by the AMAZING Ron Dillon! It was very easy to just be our incredibly awkward selves around him, and he really…

The Dreaded “Non-Planned Break”

Blogging, Life

I saw sitting at my work desk on a particularly slow day in the office, touching up my Books for Breakfast #100 post, sketching some ideas for graphics in my small notebook off to the side. "I'll do the little charts when I get home" I thought. "Then I'll schedule the post and work on more tomorrow." As an after-thought. Then I went back to work, then I went home,…

LLSIF Year long Journey

Life

Warning: Extra long IMAGE HEAVY post ahead! I started playing Love Live School Idol Festival (LL or LLSIF for short) exactly one year ago! If you don't know anything about it, you can read the game overview that Sarah posted on here a while back! (Reading that will help a lot in understanding what the heck I'm talking about!) But if you need a TL;DR, here it is: LLSIF is…

Things I love about Texas

Life, Local Flavor

If you missed the previous post (Things I Miss about Pittsburgh) give that a look see either before or after this one! I thought I'd look back fondly on what I miss about my past home and what I've come to love about Houston in this past year living here. It's looking like I'll be staying here for the long haul, so that's exciting! I do really enjoy it down…

Yearly Goal Update + Wedding Wednesday

Blogging, Life

I don't actually think I posted any goals earlier in the year...although I did make some! There have been a lot of things that I've meant to get better at/start doing/stop doing etc. You know, basically how all goals work. I don't really consider them to be "New Years Resolutions" or anything like that, I don't make those. These are just goals that I've jotted down, kept in my mind,…

A Mellow Life

Life

I was thinking recently, mainly because Alex and I were talking about it, but I am 100% satisfied with a, what some would consider, a boring life. I like the day-to-day similarities of the 9 to 5 work day (Although I work a flex schedule so I actually have varied hours, but it still follows a weekly pattern). I wouldn't mind doing the same thing every day with travel excursions…