I figured starting off the first round of blogs of the new beginning with a Coffee Break was appropriate. For those of you who don't know the Coffee Break series is where I do most of my chatty type blogs. Such as whats going on in my life, things I want to talk about, or just where I come to just get things off my chest. Kind of like an open journal just with out the really personal stuff.
Before I came back and started writing again I wanted to take some time and redo the website in a whole. Each page has a new banner attached to it aside from my 3 *yes there's 3* Paris In My Pocket pages. I also have a new layout as well as home page. Which most of you might not have even noticed, because lets face it how many people actually go to the home page of a website anymore? As for the blog part of the website I'm still working with ideas on what to put on the side. The small calendar might not stay and I know for a fact that the old pictures of me at the top will be replaced. I just need to find the right ones first.
Thursday's blog post will be the long awaited throw back Thursday to my Spring Break trip to New York. It will be chocked with details of what happened during the day as well as pictures. Some of you might think that it's been too long for me to remember everything that happened on that trip. Fortunately I'm the type of person who likes to take pictures of everything as well as keep small notes on my phone of things I want to remember to talk about in my blog. I also took videos that I'm not sure will make it on here anytime soon. So trust me when I say this is one blog you don't want to miss.
Speaking of pictures I have recently taken my photography more seriously and started my own photography I guess you would call it business. It is called TrickShot Photography. Because lets face it I have to get my nickname on everything right? I have an Instagram set up so far, I want to add some pictures on here as well as make a separate website all together for my photography. I will still be doing fun things like my photo challenges *new one coming soon* and Paris In My Pocket. I just wanted to branch out more and do portraits and other such things.
I have a couple of Connor and Morgan stories I also want to get on here soon. I have a bunch of different story ideas bouncing around in my head. But I don't want to put anything on here until its all officially finished. I don't want to do one of those "come back next week for part 2" stories because I wouldn't be able to promise when each part would be out. So for now the stories that I put on here will all be short stories. That I like and hopefully you all like as well.
Thank you for sticking it with me threw this not so planned break. I hope you guys plan on sticking around for what is next.
XO That One Girl
My packing is officially done. It took me a lot longer than it should have to be honest, but that's only because I left all of my laundry until the last minute. I also had to make an emergency run to the store and buy new headphones because I totally smashed mine tonight. In the end the list has been checked and triple checked.
Now is the chill time before I get onto the shuttle to the airport at 3 am. I'm currently sat here watching season 8 of Grey's Anatomy, for those of you keeping score at home that is 3 more seasons sense the last coffee talk. Yes I know I'm addicted. I have it playing in the background all day. Season 6 was my least fav so far and I will full on admit that I am not a fan of Teddy. I tried giving her a shot but she really just pisses me off.
I know I said I would probably watch Grey's on the plane but I ended up buying a book instead. I bought the first official Stranger Things novel. It's called Suspicious Minds by Gwenda Bond. The story takes place in the summer of 69 *Que the song.* Terry Ives is set out to uncover the mysteries of the new Government experiment MKULKTRA in Hawkins Indiana run by Martin Brenner. While she is fighting against Martin *aka PaPa* she meets 008. I am so excited to start reading this book. I snatched up the last copy and couldn't be happier about it.
If you would like to keep up with my goings on in New York keep an eye out on my Instagram I will be posting stories and pics all week. As well as vloging as much as I can for everyone to see.
XO That One Girl
Hey that one fam I know its been a few weeks sense my last post, this month has been both the longest and busiest I have had this year so far. My niece's wedding was a lot of fun she looked so beautiful. The whole wedding was really unique and a perfect reflection of her style. She really did have the greatest group of girls standing up for her that day. All though I might be a little bias.
School has been crazy this past week. Everyone is basically running around like chickens with their heads cut off trying to get ready for finals week. I spent a good part of my week finishing up a 250 point paper for my Cultural Anthropology class. I wasn't too sure about this class in the beginning but I've really learned to enjoy it. I have been thinking of taking anther Anthro class next year. I have one final next week and then its off to spring break.
When I haven't been studding for finals or getting ready for New York I have been strangely addicted to Grey's Anatomy. In fact it has taken me forever to get this blog post typed out because I keep getting distracted by season 5. I had been a fan of the show before but not an avid watcher. *If that makes sense.* A couple weeks ago I wanted to put something on as background noise while I was doing homework and decided on Grey's. I haven't been able to stop watching it sense. At this point I have a feeling that I will probably be watching it on the plane. I don't have much to complain about when it comes to this show. Except the fact that they should have done a little bit more research into Izzy's story line before they shot the episodes. I live in the town her character is from. I have lived here my whole life, there is no pregnant girl class at the high school pregnant girls go to class like everyone else. The trailer park she is from is technically not a trailer park its a camp ground. But other than that everything else seams to be spot on.
New York is officially 9 days away! I have already started packing. Not a whole lot just the accentuates and an outfit I plan on wearing when we go to see Chicago. I haven been trying to keep any eye on the weather app to see what it will be like when we go. The weather wont make up its damn mind first it was snowing then it was raining and now its going to be sunny. My plan is to just pack for every type of weather I just hope there is no snow.
XO That One Girl
It's official I'm going to New York! I payed for my plane ticket and hotel yesterday. I'm so excited *and to be honest a little nervous* for this trip. We leave on the 26th of March.
The first hurtle has been jumped. Now to go threw the next hoop. Paying for the food, sight seeing, and shopping. I've asked for more hours at work between now and the day my flight leaves. I am praying that I get more than just 10 hours a week. A friend of mine is letting me do a days work around her house for some money. But I still need some help I am keeping my go fund me open. I don't need the full 2000 that the page is asking for. Anything you can donate and I mean anything would help out SO much. I mean hey 10 bucks could get me a slice of pizza. I don't like begging but this would help out tremendously. Please click here and donate. Please don't just share the page I really could use the help.
This weekend my oldest niece *who is 26* is getting married. I can't wait to stand beside her as one of her bridesmaids and watch her marry the man of her dreams. I got to have one of those rare close relationships with my niece. We grew up together I got to see her become a kick ass women and mother and now I get to watch her become a wife. I'm very happy for her.
I'm currently revamping the website. I really like the new theme I have going. One of the things I plan to do is bring back the baking section. That has always been one of my favorite parts of the website. Keep a look out for new cookie, cupcake, and copycat recipes very soon.
When I go to New York I'm bringing my Eiffel Tower along with me to take some Paris In My Pocket pictures, as well as taking pictures everywhere we go on the trip of people places and things. I will be vloging the whole trip as well so keep an eye out for that as well. On that note I hope everyone has a great week.
XO That One Girl
I'm not one to ask for help with certain things, I normally like to do things on my own. Unfortunately this is something I haven't been able to do on my own.
For those of you who don't know I am the publicist for the Centralia College Theatre Club. This year the Theatre Club is sponsoring a Spring Break trip to New York. We will be seeing a Broadway play as well as going to places like Brooklyn, The MOMA, Greenwich Village among other things,
New York has been a dream of mine sense I was little. I've always wanted to see Time Square and find the Alice In Wonderland statue in Central park as well as see a Broadway play, The down payment for this trip is 900 dollars. My hours have been cut way down at work. I'm currently trying to get another job before the trip, but so far I haven't had any luck. We have to pay the 900 by February 25th. If I can't get the money in by then I will not be able to go on this trip.
I started a Go Fund Me page before Christmas to help raise money so I can go on this trip. So far I haven't been too successful with it. I'm writing this to ask if anyone in the That One Fam can help donate to my trip. You don't have to donate a huge amount what ever you could give I would be so grateful for.
When I am on the trip I plan to vlog the whole experiences and share it on YouTube as well as my blog so that it will be just like you were on the trip with me. I will take tons of pictures as well as Paris In My Pocket pictures. I have so many plans for that series. The Eiffel Tower at the Statue of Liberty,On the top of the Empire State Building, In Time Square, At the Theatre etc. Paris Takes New York. Would be so much fun to do,
This trip doesn't happen often. Most of my friends from the Theatre Club will be graduating this year and I would love to be able to have this experience with them.It would be the trip of a life time and a dream come true.There are only 20 people who can sign up for to go and the spots are filling up fast.
Please help me tick this off my bucket list. It would mean so much if you could donate and pass along my Go Fund Me page and help me encourage others to donate as well. Please click here to donate. Thank you.
XO That One Girl
I have been meaning to write this blog post for the last couple days. I just didn't know how to start. The thing is I'm really bad at asking people for help with anything, but this time I can't do this all on my own so here goes... Some of you might know that for the past year an a half I have been the publicist of the Centralia College Theatre Club. This school year for Spring Break the Theatre Club has a chance to go to New York and see a Broadway play. We would be there for 5 days and 4 nights. The catch is that I have to pay for everything out of pocket.
Going to New York is something I have wanted to do sense I was really little. It is one of my Bucket List places to go. The play I would be getting to see if I can go is Harry Potter and The Cursed Child. You guys all know how much I LOVE Harry Potter. I have been dying to see this play ever sense it first came out.
To help raise money I have started a Go Fund Me page. It would really mean a lot to me if you guys could please donate anything you can as well as share the page and this blog post. I plan on Vloging the whole trip so it will be like taking you all along with me.
If you would like to donate or just share the page click here like I said it would mean a lot. Thank you.
XO That One Girl
Hey guys, I hope everyone is having a fun and safe summer so far.I can't believe we're almost half way threw already. Although I actually like going to school and am looking forward to my fall classes I'm enjoying this break. So far most of my summer has been spent working. I'm currently trying to save up for a bridesmaids dress for my nieces wedding. I am so happy and excited for her. We're going dress shopping in August so keep an eye out for some updates.
This past 4th of July was a semi quite and small one at home with my family. Unfortunately while doing the afternoon dishes I hit the side of our porcelain sink with a coffee cup. The cup cracked in half my pinky slid down the broken part of the cup. Basically filleting the outer part of my pinky I ended up in the ER getting my finger glued back together.
On a happier note I have started writing again. I 'm working on a new book titled "The Voices From The Greenroom" I have been toying around with this idea for a few months now and recently got bit by the inspirational bug, The idea for the book came from hanging out with friends in the greenroom at the college this past year. I sent a message out to our group chat asking if it was ok with everyone if I could use them as inspiration for my characters.
Disclaimer: This story is inspired by actual events and people. But is not a biographical story. The names, locations, and events have been changed. It is purely just inspired by a group of friends,
I am not sure yet whether I will be posting any of the book on here. Maybe sometime down the line, but for now I'm keeping to myself and my friends of course. Who by the way have all signed off on the idea and are all actually really excited to see how it all unfolds.
XO That One Girl
Summer is finally here and new things are coming to the blog. It's taken me forever just to write this blog post. I didn't know how to start it. I'm not going to make any excuses on why I haven't been on here I will promise to keep it up to date more. I'm not so sure I want to keep the new Coffee Break banner. I kinda want to go back to the original one. One thing I know I will be keeping is the new home page. I don't normally like putting pictures of myself on here. I normally like being behind the camera rather than in front. Speaking of being behind the camera I recently did a small photoshoot with my mom as her Mother's Day gift I finally had time to edit them and post them. She looks really pretty.
If you want to see more from this shoot click here. I have a few Me Myself and I posts I want to put up and some recipes I've been holding onto for the baking section. I'm also planing on doing some new videos so keep an eye out. I know this blog isn't big and exciting but hey at least its something haha.
Xo That One Girl
I hope everyone has had a great start to the new year so far. I'm not sure how long this post is going to be. I just wanted to come on here and give you all a small update on what has been happening in my life. This month got off to a good start. I had my birthday and started the Winter quarter at the college. Classes are going great so far. I'm really excited about my intro to play writing class. We have to write a 10 minute play and then present it to the public.
Unfortunately this month hasn't been all that great. Shortly before Christmas my aunt was diagnosed with cancer. About a week ago she ended up in the hospital the cancer has turned fatal. I'm not going into anymore detail because this is part of my close personal life and I don't want to plaster it all over the internet. I just wanted to let everyone why I had taken a break from the page. I am not posting this to be some woe is me feel sorry for me person. I am simply giving an update. I don't want you all to think I just up and left the page. I really do want to do more on here this year. I plan to post my 10 minute play when I finish it. Although that won't be for a couple weeks from now. Until then I hope you all have a wonderful rest of this 3 day weekend.
XO That One Girl
Hey guys I hope everyone is having a great December and are enjoying Blogmas so far. Who's ready for Blogmas part 2? Starting tomorrow over in the baking section I'm kicking off the 12 days of Fudgemas. Each day from the 12th-24th I will be posting a new fudge recipe. because lets face it whats winter with out a little chocolate? Along with Fudgemas I will continue to post regular Blogmas posts on here as well.
I also have a few question for you guys. The new year is fast approaching along with that comes new things. Which brings be to the question (That I really would like for you to answer in the comments below.)
XO That One Girl