The Blah List

Everyone has bad days.  I seem to be having a string of them.  It can be so hard to be positive when life isn’t going my way, but sometimes doing something silly or out of the ordinary is enough to get me through to better days.  Here are some things I recommend if you are […]

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Why Don’t You…?

Treat yourself to apple cider and donuts? Make a costume for Halloween?  Perhaps based on a literary character? Visit a pumpkin patch? Bake a brownie pecan pie? Buy yourself a cute, new sweater? Invite friends over to watch Clue and play the board game? Wear something pink in support of breast cancer? Send a postcard […]

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Fall Baking

@Akaleistar I’ve been in a creative crisis the last few days.  So, I do what I always do when I need to clear my mind.  I bake.  I wanted cookies that tasted like fall, so I used molasses, cinnamon, allspice, and ginger.  The recipe still needs some tweaking, but the cookies turned out so good […]

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In Search of the Mother Road

This week’s IFB Project asks bloggers to tell an inspirational story.  The hard part has been deciding what story to post.  The one where I work as a stand in and meet Hugh Jackman?  This week’s near miraculous discovery of Chanel sandals at the local Salvation Army? What exactly is an inspirational story? To me, […]

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The Love List

@akaleistar Reading Colin Meloy’s delightful novel, Wildwood, and being completely enchanted by it. Eating my mom’s delicious double chocolate pudding. Being featured in Inspired Design’s Smitten With Summer series! Listening to Jim Dale’s reading of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.  It’s like listening to the movie 🙂 Being treated to this gigantic strawberry sundae. […]

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Why Don’t You…?

@akaleistar Write your favorite quotes on a scarf? Watch the Olympics and pick a new sport to try? Order a stack of indie magazines? Buy some cute stick on nails and give adderall 30mg online yourself a quick manicure? Use a necklace to organize your earrings? Pick out a new hairstyle? Start collecting stickers? Be […]

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My Latest Obsessions

I know I’m late to the party, but I’m finally on Instagram (@akaleistar)!  While I don’t have many pictures yet, I am bookmarking ARFotografie’s post about all the things you can do with your photos. My computer is dying, so I am busily backing up my data in the hopes that I wont lose anything […]

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The Love List

Loving: Making yummy oatmeal cookies Watching this Soviet parody of the movie industry Hearting this lace peter pan dress Getting postcards through postcrossing Listening to The Because Show Reading:  Before Versailles: A Novel of Louis XIV by Karleen Koen Watching:  Once Upon A time, Daniel Deronda Listening:  Bruno Mars singing “Talking to the Moon”

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