Friday, July 10, 2009


All I can smell today is my freshly washed bra, undies and tank top. I washed them last night with my on again- off again favorite detergent Kirkland Signature Brand. Having fresh smelling clothes is like a day trip to heaven. I swear I'm not lying when I say I LOVE doing laundry. It's a chore that I absolutely get pumped about, especially if I know that I have new detergents to play around with. If I'm not head over heels in love with the way my clothes smell, I have zero problem washing them again. This weekend I'm planning on washing up all of the clothes I have laying around + my bedding + my blankets so that my entire condo smells fresh and clean (so fresh and so clean clean :))

Now if I could only fall this head over heels in love with doing the dishes.....

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Life as a butterfly

If you know me, even in the slightest, you know my obsession with butterflies. I have a butterfly tattoo to represent the challenges and struggles I've endured to become the person I am today. I've associated my life with a butterflies life since I was in the 4th grade.
......It's something that is very important to me.

Well I'm passing my "butterfly" outlook onto my Sister who is about to embark on an adventure all her own. She's fleeing the nest and traveling miles upon miles away from home to experience something completely organic to her. Sure she'll be with her boyfriend for the first month, but after that she will be on her own traveling Greece and Italy. At first I was super bummed about her being so far away from me, but I'm beginning to realize she needs this experience to become her butterfly.

Not everyone experiences what they need to experience in order to become the person they are destined to be in their own backyard. Some travel, some go off to college, some move away and stay close, or move across the country. Regardless, you can't reach your final stage unless you are challenged.

Mikaella will be challenged, she'll have to work through language barriers and home sickness, but in the end I truly believe she will find her butterfly and be forever changed by it (in the best way possible).

"Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over... it became a butterfly."

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Red, White & Drunk

I have no idea what this weekend is going to entail, all I know is I'm going to be drunk, sunburnt and overdosing on red, white and blue decorations. Last year I missed out on my beloved holiday and was forced to celebrate in Italy (tough life, right?). This year I've hit up 3 party stores for the perfect amount of red, white and blue gear and I'm more pumped than humanly possible. I made the best of the best R.O.C.K in the U-S-A i pod mix last night. Hopefully this year I don't:

1. blow out the speakers at the cabin
2. get too drunk to the point of forgetting about my tunes
3. end up in the hospital
4. the barge blows up ruining our tunes and fireworks show

I've even perfected my jello shots just for the weekend. One would think that I would even go as far as making these color coordinated but I don't like the blue flavor that much! I cannot, CANNOT wait to decorate the cabin. My goal every year is to make it look like Uncle Sam puked all over it, so far each year the mission has been achieved. This year I'm taking it ONE step further and dressing myself up in as much red, white and blue shit as possible.