Apr 4, 2011

little things that made my week & will make my week to come!

Now that a new week has almost begun I want to reflect on my past week first!
I can't believe that later this week I will be flying to CA to see my love. 
Later my mom will be flying to CA for her birthday so I'll be able to
have some fun with her as well! There are so many fun things to look forward to!

Thank you for your kind wishes for my Grandpa. He is doing better and has stints now which are supposed to help. He's still in the hospital but is going to be released soon.

So here are the little things that made my week & then a preview of some things
that I know that will make my week to come!

1. I bought a few new CD's that I adore which I already mentioned: 
Britney Spears and Jennifer Hudson.
I also picked up Tangled and watched it with my friend Ashley, a
bloggy friend turned real life friend! I love ya Ash! :)
I never ever grow tired of seeing Tangled.

2. I got to meet Ashley's dog Charlie, aka The Charles.
Really?! I just loved how he jumped up on me, laid in my lap
while we watched Tangled, and looked at me with his puppy dog
eyes. I really do need a dog to brighten my life even more. 
Her dog was the sweetest and I was also able to meet her husband
and see her lovely home! I loved it all and can't wait to hang out with Ash
again soon! ;) Here are Ash and Charlie - aren't they the cutest?! 
And now Ashley has a little one on the way! I couldn't be happier for Ashley
and Josh and I can't wait to see Ashley's belly grow in the coming months...
Go check out her blog - she has her first pregnancy update for us!
Hope you don't mind that I stole a pic from your blog Ash! :)
Here is a recent picture of Ashley and I together:
3. I know some of you probably watched The Grey's Anatomy musical
and perhaps hated it, but what I am about to say is: I LOVED it.
I had no idea that Callie could sing like that and to hear a few of my favorite
songs sung by my favorite characters?! I was in bliss! I definitely would not want
every episode to be like this, but for one, it was very fun indeed.
When Callie sang "Grace" by Kate Havenivik I felt like crying - such an
emotionally driven song that I adore.
I thought this was a good article about Grey's and what the critics thought: here.
If you want a little preview of what you missed here is a video of Callie singing 
the beginning of the first song on "The Song Beneath the Song."

4. I'm almost done with The Hunger Games, the first book, and I'm hooked!
I love Katniss and Peeta and I can't wait to find out what happens next!
I found out from Gracie at Gracie Bella Butterfly
(thank you Gracie!) that an actress named Jennifer Lawrence
was recently cast as Katniss in the upcoming films! Can't. Wait.
Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth are in the running for the main male leads;
Josh for Peeta and Liam for Gayle. Hmm - who will it be? Below is a picture of Josh.

5. Did I mention that I get to go to California in less than a week?! Ha ha.
Yeah, I'm just a little bit excited. My bags will be packed soon and I've
my new outfits and I'm ready to see my man after two months too long
I even created some extra fun for us by getting tickets 
to see none other than Cirque du Soleil. Remember
when I saw Kooza? Well now we will be seeing QUIDAM!
I loooove Cirque du Soleil and I cannot
recommend it enough to those of you
who have never seen a show. It is so much fun and 
everyone who performs is just amazing and so talented!!

Would anyone like to guest blog for me while I am away?
I'm sure I'll be able to post, just not as frequently as normal.  
So if you are interested in doing
a guest post, comment below
or please e-mail me at:

Also - don't forget to enter into NuMe's Meet & Greet Giveaway on my blog;
they are giving away a flat iron and fantastic beauty products {$400 in value}
Plus -  be sure to snag the 70% discount code while you can for a limited time! 
It's on that blog post.

Enjoy the beginning of your week...


  1. I'm so sad I can't see the video of Callie singing. I'm sure you did it right, it's the internet law that prevents me from seeing (not available outside the US - the video thingy is gray, so I can't even click on it. :(((((((
    And I'm sad you are leaving for CA but ya know that. ;)

    Happy April 4 girl.
    Love the pics and yes, Tangled is awesome!

  2. I am reading the Hunger Games Trilogy too. I am halfway through the third book. I am HOOKED...brings back memories of the excitement reading Twilight...minus the sparkly vampires. I think they got Katniss cast well...and I like that guy for Peeta.

  3. Have SOOO much fun in CALI! Hope to see many photos!

    And I'm so happy to see your Gpa doing better :-)

    <3 Megan
    Come check out my Too Faced Giveaway!

  4. Oh yay! I hope you have the most fabulous, awesome, happy time in CA! I'm sure it will be soooo nice to see your love and enjoy the warm weather. :)

    I need to get the new Britney Spears CD! I love all the songs released so far!

    Oh, and I have been hearing a lot about the Hunger Games recently. I adore Jennifer Lawrence, so that is a movie I will definitely see when it comes out. Now I'm seriously thinking I need to read the book series!! Especially since you seem to really enjoy it. :)

    Of course, I would be interested in guest posting for you! Sounds fun! When would you need the post by?

  5. Have fun over there ocean dreamer!!I'll miss your posts for a while, but the fact that you will be happy in real life is worth it.

  6. I'm so happy for you that you get to head back to Cali (aka your happy place) so soon! And that's awesome that you got to meet Ashley! She's so sweet. Enjoy your week, love! xoxo

  7. So glad to hear you like the Hunger Games I was going to go buy it today :)

    Also, if you need help on the guest posts let me know and I will help you out with a post!

    Oh, and I think I will hide in your bags to go to Cali. I need sunshine in my life!

  8. aww thanks for the shout out :) I loved getting to hang out with you and I am glad the Charles didn't scare you away :) I hope you have a wonderful time in Cali and I can't wait to hang out when you get back!

  9. Hi Sierra, Sorry to hear of your grandpa, but glad to hear your grandpa is doing better! How exciting all the planned things and CA.trip right around the corner. Safe journey to you!! I hope the sun is shining when you get here. Theresa

  10. It sounds like there are a lot of wonderful things in the OceanDreams household these days! I am so happy for you!

  11. I'm listening to the Hunger Games right now on audiobook. So good, can't wait to read all 3 and then for the movie to come out! Also, I would love to do a guest post for you. Are there any perimeters to it?
    xo, Abby

  12. I LOVE tangled SO SOOO much

  13. i LOVE tangled!! how is the new Britney Spears cd?? I just bought the JHudson one..LOOOOOOVE@ and I also bought SnoopDoggs new one!ahahaha...

    hope you get a chance to swing by my blog! i have a rad bikini giveaway going on & it's super easy! ^.^ xo

  14. I haven't seen Tangled but I will have to watch it when it comes out on DVD.

    And you probably already know that Josh Hutcherson was cast as Peeta :( Well I'm not ecstatic about that news.

    And thanks joining my swap! x

  15. nice job on the real life blog friend, that's too cute, you guys are both adorable and totally look like Bloggers. Hard to describe why but of course it's a compliment! You own Tangled?!? I'm so jealous!! I NEED to buy it, we've discussed this before but so dang cute. And I'm SO excited for you to be going to Cali! I know how much you are obsessed with all that is CA so I'm really happy for you, I bet BK is super pumped too!

  16. Visiting from Leeann over at Join the Gossip! I need to read the Hunger Games. I have the book, and it's been staring at me for months!

  17. I really want to get the new Britney CD. A coworker brought it to work and we listen to it back in the pantry while we're working. As usual she's got great beats!

  18. Grey's Anatomy (OMG!!! They can all sing...Cried my eyes out and loved it!)
    Tangled (about to watch it for the fourth time...enough said)

  19. Thanks so much for you help and vote yesterday! I enjoyed the Grey's Anatomy musical too. Didn't think I would, but it was pretty good. :)



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  21. I think its great you donated your hair. And I love how it looks on you. Glad to know the new Brittany album is good. I am still not sure whether I loved or liked the Grey's episode... But I do think I might need to start watching Glee...?

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