Friday, December 1, 2017

My Top 10 Elvis Songs

If you know me or have been following me for a long time you'll understand and know my deep love of Elvis Presley. I've been to Graceland several times and can't wait to go back again. I also have an entire Christmas tree themed Elvis. Once when I was a kid, I had an entire Christmas where all of my gifts were related to Elvis, I'm talking Elvis 3D puzzles, movies, clothing etc.

I have Sirius Satellite Radio and literally the only reason why I have it is so I can listen to the Elvis channel day in/day out while I'm in the car. The other day I was sitting in my car, stuck in evening traffic, listening to Elvis and one of my favorite songs came on. It made me start thinking about if I had to pick my top ten Elvis songs which ones would they be? He has such an immense catalog. How could I only choose ten?

After some deep thinking and several more days of listening to the radio, I've compiled my favorite Elvis songs into this top ten list.

1. My Way.
2. Suspicious Minds.
3. Burning Love.
4. It's Now or Never.
5. If I Can Dream.
6. Blue Christmas.
7. Kentucky Rain.
8. Bossa Nova Baby.
9. Can't Help Falling In Love.
10. Unchained Melody.

I love all of these songs for different reasons. When I got married, we walked back down the isle to It's Now or Never so that one will always have a special place in my heart. The others all mean something to me as well. I think when a song means something to you, then you love it/hate it even more.

Do you have a favorite song or songs by Elvis? If so, share with me!

Friday, October 27, 2017

Guess Who's Back?


And here you probably thought I killed over! Fooled you! I'm alive and well. Well... as well as you can be when you're 23 weeks pregnant and still experiencing morning sickness.

That's right! That's where I've been. I've been relaxing and growing a baby. Exciting news! It's also probably the most terrified and frightened I've ever been at the same time of excitement.

Have no fear... this won't become a mommy blog. I'll still be back in no time blogging about fun vacations (speaking of which I've been on several since my last post), watching great movies and decorating for the holidays (which is about to happen next week)

In the meantime let me leave you with this fun announcement...

Friday, June 16, 2017

33 -Age Is Just A Number

Tomorrow I am 33 years old. Where has the last year gone? Scratch that. Where has the last few years gone? Time is flying and it's insane to think that I'm almost to my mid-thirties! I want time to slow down a little and let my brain catch up to this new number.

I thought it would be fun to do a little post where you get to know me better. I've done some posts in the past, but since then I've gathered a lot more people reading. I always love reading posts like these, and sitting here trying to figure out what to share was fun! In honor of my 33rd birthday, I'm sharing 33 things you may not know about me. Not going to lie... it started getting tricky around 18. It's hard to come up with things about yourself! So... let's get started shall we?

33 Things You May Not Know About Me
1. I use to twirl baton. As in competitive twirling. I also twirled in high school and college.

2. I majored in Criminal Justice and Foreign Language- German in college. That's also what I received my undergraduate degree in.

3. I studied overseas in college in London and Paris.

4. My first job out of college was for NASA's U.S. Space and Rocket Center.

5. My husband and I met at work (not my current job).

6. We had a winter wonderland/Christmas theme wedding.

7. I'm not a fan of sauce. Any kind of sauce actually. The only sauce I'll eat is a light spread of pizza sauce and fettuccini sauce.

8. My favorite movie of all time is Romancing the Stone. I've talked about my deep love for it several times here, here and here.

9. I was born in Huntington, West Virginia. #countryroads

10. Two years ago I collapsed and since then I'm obsessed with making sure I have enough electrolytes. I'm all about some Smart Water.

11. I put up a minimum of seven Christmas trees. This year I'm going for eight. Don't judge me! I love Christmas.

12. Speaking of which... Christmas is my favorite holiday!

13. I had a miscarriage and a nasty nail fungus all in the same year. I talked about them both here and here.

14. My favorite vacation spot in Pigeon Forge/ Gatlinburg, Tennessee. If you told me that we were buying a home there tomorrow and we were going to retire there, I'd say LET'S GO!

15. I have a gift for watching movies over and over and never getting tired of them.

16. This December is two years of marriage and four years of togetherness.

17. The older I've become the more I hate wearing open toed shoes/ sandals.

18. I'm excellent at cooking breakfast. The rest of the meals... not so much. But I can bake!

19. I love to read mystery novels. My favorite author is Stuart Woods.

20. When I was a kid I wanted to either be a dentist or a travel agent.

21. I love eating food off the grill. Give me a hot dog or a grilled steak and I am one happy camper! But without the camping.

22. Which brings me to... I have never been camping. No thank you! Which brings me to another point...

23. I am deathly petrified of snakes. Yuck, just thinking about them to type the name gives me the heebie jeebies.

24. I Skype with my mom almost every weekend.

25. I'm cold about 89.9 percent of the time and have a sweater or jacket with me at all times.

26. Gouda Cheese is my favorite but I wont snub my nose at other cheeses. Yum!

27. I cannot stand the Kardashians. Go AWAY!

28. The O.J. Simpson bronco chase happened on my 10th Birthday. I've talked about it here.

29. I've travelled quite a bit but I'd love to go to Italy, Greece and Australia still!

30. My favorite board game is Clue.

31. I have a collection of miniature alcohol bottles.

32. I love eating Spam!

33. I love freshly vacuumed carpet.