Jan 31, 2012

Maltese pups make me melt

I made it to sunny Arizona where I am currently house sitting and
watching over this little guy for my aunt and uncle:
He makes me the happiest girl in the world and I love his
puppy ways. He can't let me out of his site and he always
has to be nestled up next to me when I work and when I sleep.
It is the most adorable thing ever.

Most of you know that I've wanted a Doxie for a really long time.
I still do and in fact I have pictures that I need to share with you
from my time spent with BK in Orange County.
We went to visit a sweet Doxie and he was just the cutest!

But anyway, this post is not about my obsession with Doxies.
This post is about my love for the sweet Maltese pups!
How can you not love that sweet face?!
Will you be my Valentine?!

Is that enough cuteness overload for ya?

Some things I love about Tikko...
(the adorable pup I'm dog sitting,)
He makes this little "Rrr" growl sound when he yawns.
To get my attention he crawls behind a couch and comes
out with cobwebs and dust all over his face.
He's obsessed with giving me doggy kisses, 
especially if I'm wearing lip gloss or anything
that smells good. 
He sleeps right next to me nestled up to my side
and keeps me warm all night long.
The word "WALK" makes him go nuts!!
He looks so adorable when I tell him to "sit Tikko"
before handing him his daily doggie treat.

I could go on and on but I'll save that for another post...

Do any of you have a Maltese?
Oh how I yearn to get a Doxie or a Maltese 
(or maybe both?!)
in the near future!!

Jan 25, 2012

discover new vacation hot spots - guest post by Christina

Hi Ocean Dreamers,

I hope you are having a wonderful week!
I made it back to Southern CA where it's nice and warm,
but now it's time to leave my love and head to AZ for a week!
{I know I'm traveling like crazy, but hey, I love it!}

Remember Tikko the pup?
I'll be dog sitting my relative's sweet puppy there.
Can't wait and I'll be catching you up on my CA
adventures when I'm there!

While I'm gearing up to head to Arizona please
enjoy a guest post by the lovely Christina!


Discover New Vacation Hot Spots

Article submitted by Christina Johnson

With Spring Break just around the corner, it is time to start thinking about where to take your family during the kid’s school break.  Whether your kids enjoy camping, amusement parks or spending time at the beach, you can find a family-friendly destination for the entire family to enjoy.

El Capitan Canyon, Santa Barbara, California

If you love to go camping, but hate all the packing and work involved, you may just love the concept and experience of El Capitan Canyon.  Located in the Los Padres National Forest just outside of Santa Barbara, you can enjoy camping without all the hassle that comes along with it.  For the kids, there is horseback riding, hiking, swimming in the pool or ocean and all the things we think of that go along with camping.  For the adults, enjoy an afternoon massage under a secluded sycamore tree or a delicious morning latte.  Safari tents are available.  Additionally, you can rent cabins with kitchens and full bathrooms.  Contact El Capitan Canyon at 866.352.2729 or www.elcapitancanyon.com.

One and Only Palmilla, Los Cabos, Mexico

For a family holiday south of the border, visit the one and only Palmilla in Los Cabos, Mexico.  This family-friendly resort, has loads of activities for the kids and lots of staff available for help.  As the kids enter the resort, they are given a gift bag that has a tee -shirt, Mexican toy and a hat.  In the room, there are furnishings for children, including a crib, toiletries for both children and adults and bedtime treats.  The children’s program is free and is for ages four to 12.  It includes fun activities such as learning Spanish, yoga, and making piƱatas.  Adults can enjoy the adults-only pool or spa.  Contact One and Only Palmilla at 866.552.0001.

Fort Lewis Plantation and Lodge, Virginia

Located in the Allegheny Mountains of Virginia, the Fort Lewis Plantation and Lodge is a 200 year old cattle farm with 3,200 acres.  Enjoy relaxing activities like floating on an inner tube down Cow Pasture River or tossing horseshoes and fishing.  At night, relax on the viewing platform and gaze at the starry sky.  Sleeping accommodations include log cabins, rooms in the farmhouse and silo.  Meals are served family style in the renovated grist mill and created with local farm and forest ingredients.  Contact Fort Lewis Plantation and Farm at 540.925.2314 or www.fortlewislodge.com.

Sistership Sailing School, Tortola

Sistership Sailing School is a wonderful way for your entire family to learn to sail.  Navigate the British Virgin Islands with trips that are tailored to your family’s level of experience, from novice to expert.  Enjoy jumping overboard into warm waters to snorkel or going to shore for an island excursion.  Children must be over the age of 12.  Contact Sistership Sailing School at 284.495.1002 or www.sailsistership.com.

No matter what kind of holiday your family enjoys, you can find family-friendly vacation spots around the world.  The best family holidays are ones that have activities for both the kids and adults and where you can create memories for a lifetime.

Christina Johnson who works remotely for Elliman Prudential in the NYC Apartments and Rentals market.  She is using her journalism major to combine what she loves most, writing and her career. Her specialties include home decor design and DIY home improvement projects.

Thanks Christina! 

Jan 22, 2012

top Ideas on how to plan a wedding party for your friend - guest post by Rosette

Hi Ocean Dreamers, 

I'm currently making my way back to Southern CA
after being in Northern CA for a week!
Though it's been nice for the most part
being on the road and enjoying the sites near Napa,
(we also rented out one of BK's homes,)
at the end of the week it was wet, rainy and cold!
Which made me want to be somewhere warm.

So I'm anxious to be heading back where it's warm...
Soon I'll be back to a regular schedule where I can post.
But until then enjoy another guest post!


Top Ideas on How to Plan a Wedding Party for Your Friend

Planning a wedding party for your friend can be challenging, particularly if you have never done it before. But with little more research, planning and budget management you can make it look like you have been doing it for years. Decide on the kind of wedding party you would like to throw – traditional, contemporary or a small and intimate gathering. An authentic and beautiful wedding party should never lose the soul in it – the idea is to celebrate the togetherness more than the flaunting off!

Wedding Party Plans: Things to keep in mind
  • First, get clear on what you want. Keep alternatives in mind
  • Select a venue/ location that you know is going to set the tone of your friend’s wedding
  • Make a list of the guests you want to be present at the party. If it’s a small party, you may not like to invite everyone
  • Set the budget and that will avoid you from getting into a messy wedding party arrangement. Follow the budget strictly.
Top Ideas for Wedding Party Gifts
Glowing smile on faces of the couple makes you feel that you could not have asked for more. A good choice for gifts can look like an icing on the cake. Wedding party gifts are a great way to show that it’s a significant day for you too. Go for silly gifts that will give a humorous picture of your playful relationship with the couple. 

You can also select something “practical” such as a nice appliance or a dining set that the couple can use more often than not. You can offer gifts that are symbolical of how much you appreciate being with the couple and wish them to make the best out of their marital life. 

Top Ideas for Wedding Party Music
Classic, contemporary, country songs, special duets, sweet cake-cutting songs, special wedding tunes, dance beats, romantic pop singles, no play list actually, churches and music, rocking, Celtic and there are many more choices to select from. 

You can also prepare a set of music that has been a favorite with the couple or is symbolical of their first meeting, first proposal or first dance together. Narrating those special moments with every music selection playing in the background should make a good idea. 

Top Ideas for Wedding Party Food
Wedding feasts have been enjoyed and celebrated as long as people have been getting married. Expense and convenience are two factors you should ponder on before planning the food. Professional caterers can ensure that your food will not only taste good but it will be also be preserved at the right temperature and will be prepared well enough for the expected number of guests arriving at the party. 

For smaller wedding parties, homemade wedding food will make the best option. Food can include fresh fruits, salads, egg dishes, rolls, meats, stuffed mushroom caps, peanut sauce, appetizers, crab cakes and drinks. Your choices may vary depending on the way your food is to be served. 

An inexpensive wedding arrangement can also lead to an exceptional event – all it requires is the art of working on a budget and implementing it with patience and sense. Keep the focus on the celebration of love and future and by the end of the day, guests will walk away with sweet memories. Wedding party arrangement should express your love for the couple in a bright party that consummates best relationships. 

About the Author:

The above article is composed and edited by Rosette Summers. She is associated with many fashion and holidays communities as their freelance writer and adviser. In her free time she writes articles related to stag weekends, party weekends abroad, fashion accessories, etc.

Jan 21, 2012

bling on a budget - guest post by Ash

Enjoy another fun & fashionable post from my friend Ash


Bling on a Budget

If you'd like to add a little flair to your wardrobe, but don't have much money to work with, don't worry -- you're not alone.

Buying jewelry can be expensive. You want something that looks great and lasts a long time, but you don't want to break the bank in the process. Is there any happy medium?

Happily, there is! Check out these few style tips for ideas on how to jazz up your everyday look without having to open a credit card.

·         Set Your Price: First things first, know how much you want to spend. Set a budget and stick to it. Know if you want to get one quality piece, or five or six more budget friendly pieces. Browsing online jewelry sites like Blue Nile gives you the option to set your price and look only within your range, meaning that you won't be tempted by something you can't afford!

·         Cocktail Rings: A huge statement piece is a great way to incorporate a lot of pizzazz into your style with one key item. A large cocktail ring is one of the best ways to jazz up a standard night-out-on-the-town outfit. Choose a good quality cocktail ring with neutral tones and plenty of shine to ensure that it will match all of your favorite dresses, heels and blazers. If you wear a cocktail ring, keep the rest of your jewelry minimal to allow the ring to stand out!

·         Long Necklaces: Necklaces are a great way to transform an outfit in a single stroke. Go for something longer and choose a necklace that's layered, has a vintage style pendant or a subdued color palette. Necklaces are a fairly affordable piece and are cheap enough that you can stock up several to mix and match with different outfits. 

·         Boyfriend Watch: Boyfriend watches are a quirky, trendy way to spice up even your most basic everyday outfit. These big slouchy watches look great with jeans and a cardigan, or even with a casual skirt, tights and blazer. You can easily dress these watches up or down depending on your mood, destination or outfit availability. Though they can be a little pricier, you only need one good watch in your wardrobe, and a boyfriend watch can go with just about everything!

      Glitter Nail Polish: If you're willing to think outside of the box a little, you might consider adding some sparkle to your wardrobe through glitter nail polish. Sure, you may have tried this at a sleepover when you were 12, but the new wave of glitter polish is totally different. Be sure to choose a sophisticated jewel tone, like gold or silver and test out the polish in store, if possible, to be sure you like it. 

All in all, adding more sparkle and shine to your wardrobe doesn't have to be difficult or expensive. Get creative, trade pieces with friends, save up for a piece you really want and use jewel-toned make-up to compliment the jewelry you already have. Use larger statement pieces to your advantage and be prepared to shine!

Thanks Ash!

Jan 19, 2012

hiking the blue moutains in Australia, flip flop style - guest post by Matt

Please enjoy this guest post by Matt and gosh I want 
to go hiking in Australia in flip flops!
Except I don't plan on wearing flip flops the entire way! ;)


Hiking the Blue Mountains in Australia, Flip Flop Style:

Okay, it’s probably best to establish first off that my hike (or stroll) of the Blue Mountains in Flip Flops lasted a grand total of about 4 minutes. Taking the Easy grading, and not being from an area remotely rural or descended from a notable hill tribe, I thought this would be a great morning’s stroll and an admirable booster to my jealousy-inducing travel photo album for everyone back home. However it didn’t even take the first descent to put a halt to proceedings, rather an impressively elongated muddy and puddle-strewn stretch of path to reveal my blatant flaw in footwear. So back at the camper-van puzzling over when in the 5 days I’d been in Australia had it rained, I quickly dug out my trainers.  Heading back with a renewed vigor I was now definitely much more determined and focused than originally, as a quick snap and peek had been the day’s original target.
Caption - The Blue Mountains, taken from near Wentworth Falls

Flip Flop Hiking

I have left Flip Flops in the title of the post to make clear just how easy and accessible the Blue Mountains are. The grading system isn’t anything revolutionary, it does the simple job of differentiating between Easy, Medium and Hard, but care should be taking between Easy and Medium paths. The difficulty really can shoot up, particularly in only mildly wet conditions, as many steps are roughly hewn out of the mountain rock. The phrase in the medium classification ‘for those who walk occasionally’ should not be interpreted as ‘I walk to the shops and am pre-retirement age so I’ll be fine,’ but rather that you’ve walked Australian bush walks in the past and know what to expect. Whichever difficulty you go for, it’s an excellent way to stretch to stretch your legs after the usual long and arduous Flights to Australia.

Medium is / isn’t Difficult

I don’t want to create the impression that Medium is difficult and not for the amateur on a spur of the moment trip to the Blue Mountains. The Blue Mountains are a destination that, like me, you can dip into for a couple of hours in your journey away from Sydney, spend the night there and then promptly move on in the morning. The thing to bear in mind with the Medium trails is that you really should be prepared for turning back and not completing the trail if it’s a long one, and that grabbing rocks, foliage and leaping over puddles is likely going to be needed. Aside from that, if you have no real physical difficulties then it is more than doable, especially around the ‘Three Sisters Location’ that I visited. 
 The Three Sisters, a popular and unique attraction
The Blue Mountains

Australia is known for offering more than people would expect. Red dirt, surfing and the Sydney Opera house are only a few of must see destinations that make Australia a country to come back to time and again. The Blue Mountains are one of these destinations living somewhat in the shadow of the normal tourist hotspots. The first fact you learn upon visiting them is that the name comes from the blue hue coming from the chemicals released by the eucalyptus trees. The sheer number of eucalyptus trees and the distances involved create this blue tinge, and some of the views are simply stunning. My visit took in the famous Three Sisters rock formation, with the view of Jamison valley. This is one of the most popular sites to visit, and is easily accessed by road as the town of Katoomba is virtually built on top of this.  Shuttle buses are cheap and there are trains that go up the mountain if you don’t want to walk back up. 

A short drive away is Wentworth falls, which has a brilliant lookout point but feels more isolated than Katoomba so creates a different experience. This is less touristy and aside from the picturesque waterfall there are several short, rocky paths that aren’t too challenging.
 Wentworth Falls offers a stunning scene as 
the water tumbles over the cliff edge

This ability to drive between various tourist spots coupled with the isolation created by immersing yourself under the forest canopy is what makes the Blue Mountains great. On a trip that was aimed at surfing up the Australian east coast all the way to Cairns, the Blue Mountains were a welcome and convenient addition!  The challenge is there for the determined, as is the isolation and rich beauty that the best national parks in the world can offer. For the rest of us, hiring a car can enable you to ping around the different locations, and the easy and medium tracks offer a quick and enjoyable immersion into the Mountains and Valleys.

Bio – Matthew has seen some amazing places on his RTW trip in 2011, with Australia being a highlight. He is now planning and looking forward to his Sardinia holidays in Italy. 

Thanks Matt! 

Jan 17, 2012

I really need some...new eyeglasses!

{This is a sponsored post for GlassesUSA.com. All opinions are mine.}

So I have a confession.
I really need new eyeglasses.
I've had the same pair for about 2 years
now and even though I can still see out of them
just fine it would be nice to have a new pair.
As soon as I've saved up enough money 
you bet I'm going to get a pair from GlassesUSA.com.

I have another confession.
I'm really bad about misplacing my glasses.
Ask BK. I'm always asking him where I put them
and they always end up being somewhere I wouldn't
even think of like under the bed, under the sheets, or
in a weird place in the bathroom. I'm really horrible
at misplacing them and then it's really hard for me to
search for them because I'm half blind. Well, except
if I have my contacts on, ha ha.
So I need to work on keeping them in a place
where I can actually find them as you can see.

So when I save up some money I'm going
to pick out the perfect pair and order glasses online. 

I also have a huge weakness for online eyeglasses that 
look stylish and trendy. The Calvin Klein pair above 
looks fabulous, don't you think?
This is another great designer pair!

P.S. GlassesUSA.com is having some great deals right now!

Take 20% off any pair of eyeglasses and get
FREE US shipping with the code: New2012
Take 10% off any order of prescription glasses.
Code: Blog10

So let me hear your glasses confessions...are you prone
to losing and misplacing your glasses like I am?

Jan 16, 2012

currently on a...Road Trip!

Hi Ocean Dreamers,

I hope you all are enjoying the 3 day holiday weekend. 
I've been MIA because I'm currently on a ROAD TRIP 
(yay!) and balancing work all at the same time.

BK and I are near the San Francisco area renting
out one of his properties and even though it's colder
than what I have been used to in the last few weeks
the sites are gorgeous!

I have a few guest posts lined up this week 
and I'll be back soon to update you
on my latest happenings!

Thanks so much for your
thoughtful comments on my recent posts!

Here are a few things that I LOVE about road trips...
What do you love about road trips??

Jan 13, 2012

Support Walgreens for Their Efforts to Assist Military Families & Learn About Their New Savings Club!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Walgreens for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Filling Prescriptions at Walgreens

Most of us all have prescriptions that we have to fill now and again. We either get sick or need medicine for other health reasons and have been going to Walgreens for several years to fill our prescriptions.

However, recently people with in-network pharmacy benefits had to go elsewhere due to a situation between Walgreens and Express Script, which was both unnecessary and effects America's military as well.

What Happened?

In 2011 Walgreens negotiated with Express Scripts for a new contract, but they did not renew the contract due to an irrational belief that Walgreens would not and could not match the costs that Express Scripts expected to make in 2012. However, this belief is entirely untrue and Walgreens did everything to negotiate, but unfortunately the contract expired on Dec 31st, 2011.

Read more on the press release.

How this Effects People and the Military Men and Women

The results today are that Walgreens can no longer fill prescriptions associated with Express Scripts, which effects many people. People are having to change to a new pharmacy or drive out of their way to get the medicine they need.

Not to mention Tricare, one of Express Scripts' clients, will no longer be filled at Walgreen's pharmacy. Tricare happens to be the health and prescription drug program for America's military service men and women! Walgreens tried everything to negotiate a separate contract for the benefit of the Tricare program and its beneficiaries, but Express Scripts continues to refuse negotiation.  

Walgreens has set up a Walgreens Prescription Savings Club 

To help ease the burden Walgreens has set up a prescription savings club. They are offering a special discount on annual membership for its Prescription Savings Club.

What does it entail? For $10 a year, a family membership covers everyone in an immediate family, including a spouse, dependents 22 and younger and also pets. Individuals may join for $5. If anyone joins they also can receive discount prices on their prescriptions as well as discounts on flue shops, pet prescriptions, and more.

Let's supports Walgreens efforts to help those of use who are effected by this current situation and spread the word about their new prescriptions savings club!

You also can connect with Walgreens on Twitter and also connect with Walgreens on Facebook! Let's stay updated on their updates as they continue to do their best to connect with their customers!

Visit Sponsor's Site

Jan 10, 2012

just some California adventures worth tucking away in my memory bank...

Thanks so much for the congrats on my
business name, I really appreciate
your sweet comments.

Before New Year's Day arrived I had 
the most fun I had had in a long time.

It feels so nice to get together with my girlfriends when I haven't seen them
in a long time and they just get me. Isn't it nice when you get one another?
I don't like to take that for granted because when you find that connection,
even in friendship, I hope it lasts for a long time, if not for forever.

Selma and I had a couple of adventures that I won't forget.
One occasion we got together and had some delcious sushi.
Don't worry, all of the sushi rolls that you see below we had
help eating...we had a few more friends that were there as well.

Then on New Year's Eve Selma's friend was in town and we
had a grand adventure in Los Angeles
We drove around, taking fun and spontaneous 
pictures and we spent the day exploring Griffith Observatory
and we also took a drive on Mulholland Drive
I had driven on Mulholland Drive
before, but not it in it's entirety and it was gorgeous.
I especially loved seeing the sunset there.

I never realized how much I have yet to explore and 
see in California. It's like a treasure trove full
of treasure. I can't wait to find more of this
treasure as time goes on.
For now, here is just a bit of the treasure
that I found and the memories
that I formed on these wonderful days
are safely tucked away in my memory bank!

Since I really liked the outfit I was wearing on New Year's Eve,
the day I went out with Selma and her friend as we explored
Los Angeles, I thought I would put together a board
for you all to see my outfit for this post as well.
I'm so thankful for my latest outings...
I've been having a blast!
I've also gotten together with a
few other lovely friends, including
Ali and a college friend.
More pictures are coming!!

Have you been able to go on some
adventures lately?

Jan 7, 2012

introducing my business Paige One!

Wow I don't know about all of you but it's been a crazy week! 
I meant to get to this post earlier but time got away from me.
Anyway, I hope you all are enjoying your weekend!

In follow up to my last post about announcing my business name,
I'd like to introduce to you Paige One!
I've essentially been a freelancer with my own business
for over a year now, but this just gives me a name
so I can "brand" my business so to speak.

Most of my services have to do with writing
(ie copy writing, article writing, and blogging)
for fashion, style, and beauty related companies,
so that is where "Paige" comes from.
 Also...Paige just so happens to be my middle name.

"Paige One" also came from the need and desire to help
my clients reach the top via social media marketing
and writing services. This also includes graphic 
design services too even though I may create
a separate entity for graphic design down the road.

So now that I've explained the meaning behind the name
Paige One, here is where you can connect with me!

Please "like" my Facebook page:

{Nothing huge, just a one page site about my services!}

I may start a blog down the road but for now
will stick with just a Facebook page and Twitter page.

If I can return the favor and connect with you on
Twitter & Facebook please comment or let 
me know what/where your pages are!

Thanks so much for all of your encouragement
for me to follow my dreams because my dreams
have and will continue to come true!
I know yours will as well...
If you ever need advice or have questions about what
I do & how I can help YOU please don't hesitate to ask!

P.S. One of my clients is looking for additional writers...
if you are interested in freelance blogging please leave your
contact info below, thanks so much!

Have a great weekend!

Jan 2, 2012

why I'll never forget 2011: the year in review

Happy New Year Ocean Dreamers!

I know I'm just a tad behind with blogging about 2011
because it's already 2012!

But, I still wanted to do a 2012 post in review of 2011
because the New Year has arrived
and so have new hopes and dreams,
many that have already come true!

By the way, 
I've been busy creating a new Facebook, Twitter,
Blog, and e-mail address for my new business name.

I'll be announcing the pages and my business name
to you during the next couple of posts
so stay tuned - I'm super excited about it!!

So here's a brief recap of 2011:

Overall 2011 was a year of new beginnings (became a entrepreneur), a year of loss (my Grandpa), a year of seeing family members that I hadn't seen in a while, spending lots of time with family (my mom, dad, and brother), meeting two fabulous blog friends (Selma and Ashley), and spending lots of time with my love. By mid-year I also was working away with my freelance business, which has turned into such a blessing. 
  • January - I met Selma, my bloggy friend, who turned into my real life bestie! I couldn't be more thankful for her! I also was in CA visiting BK and even though I was still recovering from my illness, I had fun with BK like seeing films like Singin in the Rain at an old theater in Sela Beach. BK and I also went to Disneyland with one another for the first time and enjoyed it immensely! I also was newly unemployed and started looking for work.
  • February - I continued looking for work in CA and in Utah and started picking up freelance work. I also went out to dinner with my love Ali and we also sang karaoke in front of BK and several other people at the restaurant - it was fun!! Later in the month I had a spa day with my UT childhood friend Britni - it was nice relaxing and celebrating her birthday. Besides these activities, Feb was a pretty low key month spending time at the beach with BK, enjoying Utah sunsets, and receiving some gorgeous Valentine's Day flowers from BK as well. 
  • March - I had fun with my family in Utah and focused on fun tasks like re-decorating my bedroom. We transformed the room into a elegant room with neutral tones and a vintage and travel like theme. I also met another bloggy friend, Ashley.
  • April - was a busy month. I went back to CA where I spent time with my cousin, aunt, and mom. Before I went to CA, on April 7th I cut my hair off and donated it to Locks of Love. After I spent time with my cousin, aunt, and mom, I went on a road trip with BK. We went to San Francisco and then did lots of ocean dreaming when we returned back to Southern CA.
  • May - was another extremely busy month. I went to Arizona to house sit my aunt and uncle's sweet pup Tikko. I already was in love with Tikko but fell for this dog even more. My cousin graduated from High School and we celebrated his graduation in Arizona as well. May was also when my Grandpa passed away. My family and I flew to CA to have a memorial service for him in San Diego. I also was able to spend another week with BK in CA after my Grandpa's funeral.
  • June - During June I went on vintage shopping sprees with my mom in different areas in Utah. I also spent a blissful weekend at the cabin with my mom and dad. There were also gorgeous sunsets and yummy cupcakes that were enjoyed during the month of June.
  • July - was vacation month with BK! We went to Las Vegas, San Francisco, Palo Alto, and more. I would say this is the most fun I had in 2011!
  • August - I was still in CA spending time with my love. I also got to spend more time with Selma - we went to Disneyland. I also had many ocean dreams adventures because it was nice and warm outside!
  • September - My Grandma moved during this month so during this time we had a family reunion in Montana. I was able to see my cousins, second cousins, and my aunts and uncles. It was also my birthday month. I turned 27 years old.
  • October - I went to the Pumpkin Factory with Selma, enjoyed watching the leaves change colors in Utah, got sick with a cold that wouldn't go away, and looked forward to Halloween and Thanksgiving.
  • November - I enjoyed Thanksgiving and went on a major shopping spree on Black Friday. I had a blast. I was also extremely busy with work this month and did a lot of writing. And by a lot I mean a lot of writing, lol.
  • December - You already know what I've been up to! I had an amazing Christmas and New Year's Day with BK! I also went on a few adventures with Selma...coming to a blog post near you! ;)
 How would you say your 2011 was Ocean Dreamers?

Thanks so much for being a part of my blog - 
I look forward to writing more and reading your blogs in 2012!