Sunday, January 9, 2011

2010 Memories

I think it's safe to say that 2010 was one of the greatest years of my life. If I had to use one word to sum up the year, that word would be "KINDNESS".

One of my favorite memories of 2010 was going to the Luminate show in NH with Britt. I will never ever ever forget this night. Luminate is one of my favorite bands and after the show, their lead singer, Sam, invited me and Britt to hang out with the band! It was amazing. Really. I thought I was dreaming the entier time. All the guys were SUCH sweethearts! Thank you for making that dream come true..

The summer of '10 was a fun one! My cousins from Georgia/South Carolina/Ohio all came to visit! I hadn't seen most of them in literally 12 years. Crazy! We had so much fun! I also spent a lot of time with my best friends who were all in Maine for the summer.. It was so nice having everyone in the same state for a few months. I spent a couple of weekends in Boston (my favorite place ever) --- That basically sums up my summer!

In September I took a roadtrip to New York with Alyssa and Jen to visit Brittany for her 21st birthday!
October was byyyy far the best month of 2010! First of all, it was wonderful because I got to spend a long weekend with my best friend, Alex, in Washington DC. I hadn't seen him in a few months so it was great to spend time with him! We did SO much in the few days that I was there... It was fun to be a tourist!

The day after I got home from DC was the day that KIND CAMPAIGN came to Maine!! I'm not joking when I say that those two short days that they were here were the best days of my life. I won't go into detail here (I'll save it for a seperate post!) but it was nothing short of amazing. Lauren & Molly did an assembly at my old high school and then I showed them the goodness of Maine! They got me to try lobster for the first time ever - something I never thought I'd do! I will remember this experience for the rest of my life :)

In November I turned 22! And of courseeee my cake said "BE KIND" on it ;)

I spent New Years Eve with some of my best friends :)

Monday, June 28, 2010

Random Facts about ME

RANDOM Facts about Amanda
  1. My favorite ice cream flavor is chocolate peanut butter. To die fooorrrr.
  2. I've had a twin sized bed my entire life. My feet fall off the end of it, but I love the size of it!
  3. I could spend ALL day watching Food Network and HGTV. (Paula Deen, Giada, and Barefoot Contessa are my faves on FN and House Hunters is my fave on HGTV.)
  4. I have really big dreams for my future, but I'm too scared to pursue them..
  5. My major is Exercise Science and I have no idea what I want to do with it. I should probably figure it out soon since I'm now a senior in college.
  6. I have an older brother named Jordan. He's almost 25 and he lives in Boston.
  7. I'm 50% French and I managed to fail french class in high school.
  8. I NEVER put my phone down. My blackberry is always in my hand.. I'm sure it annoys everyone around me, but I don't have case for it and I never want to miss out on an email, text, or call! I like to be easy to contact.
  9. Boston is my favorite place in the entire world and it's home to my favorite restaurant, Giacomos.
  10. I go shopping more than the average person. It's basically the only thing I do.
  11. My best friend, Alex, is also my first cousin. Our bedrooms are painted the same exact color - Dark blue/grayish.
  12. Crystal Light (fruit punch) is my favorite beverage.
  13. My car is silver.
  14. I wear pearl earrings almost everyday.
  15. I wear a lot of bracelets.. They're my favorite accessory.
  16. My favorite purse is my black Longchamp one. It goes with everything and I very rarely use anything else.
  17. I had a really messed up high school experience.. I switched back and forth from schools 3 times.
  18. The first thing I do when I wake up is put in my contacts.
  19. I was born on November 8, 1988 - The same day that George Bush was elected president.
  20. I become obsessed with things really easily. Especially with TV shows. If I like the show, I will go out and buy every season on DVD.
  21. I wear yoga pants 6-7 times a week.
  22. I just texted my friend Brittany and asked her what a random fact about me is. She said -- "You enjoy watching Unsolved Mysteries and shows about killers." hahaha It's true.
  23. All of my best friends live far away from me. Heather/Ashlee in Idaho, Jenny in Washington, Leigh in Arizona, Brittany in NY/PA, Alex in DC.
  24. I LOVE making bracelets and giving them away to people.
  25. My parents have owned a bagel shop called Mister Bagel for 14 years.
  26. I love going on roadtrips with Alex and singing at the top of my lungs the entire way.
  27. There are SO many places I need to travel to: California, Idaho, Washington, Georgia, Arizona, Texas.. etc.
  28. I like going to bed early and waking up early. Bed around 11, wake up around 7.
  29. My toe nails are painted a color called 'Commander in Chic'
  30. Making people smile is my goal in life.
  31. I think I might be a little bit of a hoarder...
  32. I was a Business major for 2 years.
  33. The first concert I ever went to was Janet Jackson.
  34. My favorite store is Target.
  35. I love blueberry iced coffee with skim milk and 2 splendas.
  36. I love wine. White Zin is my favorite.
  37. My cat's name is Molly. I call her Mollita or Molly Baby.
  38. A lot of things can make me cry.
  39. I love baking cakes and cookies.
  40. I NEVER update my blog.
  41. I look for the best in everyone.
  42. I have NO idea why I just made this list.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

25 Things That Make Me Happy

Oh hello there. I am SO bad at keeping a blog... I really want to try harder and write in this more often. I'm always putting it off and coming up with excuses on why I don't want to share my thoughts in here. I have a couple of friends who update their blogs religiously and it inspires me. Here I go on my blog journey. I'm going to start with a list of 25 things that make me happy. I could really make a list of 5838 things that make me happy, but I'll start with 25.

1. My Parents
2. My Brother Jordan
3. Molly, my kitty
4. The cousins that I see on a regular basis-Alex, Max, Sam, & Henry
5. Aunts and Uncles
6. Having a good shopping day
7. When class is cancelled
8. My friends (who i consider family because they are the greatest)
9. The show "Friends"
10. Watching decorating shoes on HGTV
11. Wearing/making bracelets
12. Making people smile
13. Old Audrey Hepburn movies
14. When the little red light on my blackberry flashes
15. Sleeping in on a rainy morning
16. Sunny afternoons
17. Going out for drinks in the Old Port
18. Listening to Frank and Derol
19. Cooking new recipes
20. Going for long walks on the beach
21. Reading a good book on the deck in the sun
22. Watching E! for hours at a time
23. Taking a drive with the windows down and my favorite music blasting
24. Getting pedicures
25. Getting fun things in the mail

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Four Fall Things

So I just ate homemade chicken soup... Nothing could be better. It's a reminder that fall is here! As much as I love the summer, I think fall has to be my favorite season (I bet I say this about every season when it arrives). I'm going to start this blog with my 4 favorite things about autumn.

1. Fall Cooking: I LOVE cooking in the fall --- all kinds of things made from apples, homemade soup, hot chocolate.

2. The Leaves: Maine is gorgeous in the fall... I love the colors of the changing leaves. The only good thing about my 4o minute commute to school everyday is the scenery.

3. MY BIRTHDAY: Fall = my birthday. I know it sounds childish, but my birthday is always my favorite day of the year. It's the one day that I feel 100% special. This year I'm turning 21... and I'm celebrating by going to a Miley Cyrus concert (YES!) I am so excited hahah

4. Fall Clothing: I love getting a new fall wardrobe every year. New jeans, sweaters, uggs. yum. Wearing layers is the best feeling. I can't wait to take out my North Face jackets. I really do like the warm weather in the summer, but everything is more comfortable in the fall. What kind of new uggs should I get this year?!

Hi! Just getting started with this... I will hopefully be all set up by tonight :)