Blogtember Challenge- Best Day in Your Life, Part 1

Best Day in your life, Part One
I am only going to tell you about one although I have 5 I can think of off the top of my head. Ill tell about the rest later, that’s why it says part one.
 This is the first because its when my dream came true to have a little sister or brother. My mom had already miscarried once so she is truly a gift. She is the healthy one and I am the sick one, aka the one with all the doctors appointments and health history a mile long. Having a sister is like having a built in friend, its the best although there are lots of times I say I want to kill her. I really dont want to; I just know  she is just being a teenager, I know she loves me and she knows I love her. This is  a sister appreciation post. 
The first one is when my little sister was born, we are 11 years apart but we are so alike yet so different. It is also the best day because before that my mom miscarried and I have always wanted a sister. It’s just not fun to be an only child some times. Now I have a built in friend, most of the time, someone to share secrets and watch Disney movies with. She inspires me everyday and I try to be a good role model to her.

We have had lots of adventures and I bet we will have many more as we grow up. 
Oh and we both love Disney movies, and like Frozen A lot. She is Anna and I am Elsa. Scary thing is the match is prefect for our personalities and portrays just how we feel about each other some times. 

Blogtember Challenge- Guilty Pleasures or, #RepublicanGirlProblems

My guilty Pleasure is easily Lilly Pulitzer, even though I  only buy it on sale.  And by sale I mean at her twice yearly #afterpartysale. I love it because it is so nice cherry and bright. It just makes me happy when I wear it. And her clothes are so comfortable and fit me perfectly and I don’t have to hem them, which is a blessing because I am 4’11” so lots of stuff doesn’t fit off the rack

Told ya I have a Tusk In the Sun Obsession. I also have the 2015-2016 agenda. 

Another Guilty Pleasure of mine is watching Harry Potter movies because no one else will watch them with me. This is because i end up quoting the entire movie. Yeah, its bad when you have I believe 5 out of the 8 memorized. 
 And watching CSPAN , hey someone has to do it. And here are some memes about CSPAN and Rand Paul, because he is interesting and has done some cool stuff in the Senate. His whole view of the Federal Reserve and and how there needs to be less regulation is what i believe in. So yeah. I also have all three of his books. 

Blogtember Challenge- Obsessions of a Typical White Girl

I am about to go Typical White GIrl on ya’ll – Fair Warning 
My latest obsessions include: 
1. Anything Pumpkin Spice #noshame,


 I have already had a Pumpkin Spice Blizzard, Dunkin Donuts Munchins , and of course a Starbucks PSL.
 2. Lilly. I have a Lilly agenda , and just spend too much money there. #afterpartysale #TuskInTheSun is my favorite print. #patriotic #america 
3.  getting better while still trying to live my life #spoonie #spoonieProblems  #DBA #GiveBlood 





4. Game of Thrones: I am reading the books and trying to catch up on the HBO series. Its really good, its just complicated and hard to follow sometimes. 

Oooh Look 2 my latest obsessions in One Picture 


5. Any new fantasy book series I can get my hands on. – This should not be a surprise since the revelation that Harry Potter is one of the four books that has greatly influenced my Life. 


6. And also joining in Twitter chats like #fireworkpeople. 

7. Oh and Bookbub , it’s a website that shows you kindle books and other online books that are on sale. The most expensive I have seen is like $3.99, for the book lover in me it’s amazing


Blogtember Challenge- I’m All Booked

-Creature from Jekyll Island: This one has influenced my life because it tells of the creation of the Federal Reserve. The Federal Reserve is not as complicated of a topics as it seems. I just liked it because it shown who the major world changers are and how much power the banks have. If you like History and Politics it’s a great book. I know it’s not a book most people have even heard of and if you have you gain major brownie points with me.

Too Big To Fail: This made it on the list for the same reasons of above. It shows just how our economy is controlled by a select few and the consequences of that. It is also an HBO Movie which I have seen multiple times and love. It tells just how the US Federal Reserve and US Treasury are not clearly defined in their powers and whom they get their powers from. Because of this it allowed them to increase their power and take steps in order to keep the economy in tack, or so they say.

 This is also on the list because during that time my father was a builder and the housing industry was one of the first hit so I actually lived through it. I remember my dad actually yelling at the TV as the banks were falling. He only did that one other time on September 11th.

– Harry Potter Series: It is simple why this is on the list, I grew up with Harry Potter and the golden trio. I was the same age as the movies came out and also about the same age as the characters when the last couple of books came out. He allowed me to see magic in the world and I felt like I was always at home at Hogwarts. I continue to watch the movies, I even watched one last night.

– Make it happen by Lara Casey: I just recently got involved with Influence Network and this is the first book club book I participated in. I had already heard great things about the #powersheets from Bailey and I was excited to use them. I got one set last year but really didn’t use it, or tired and my heart just wasn’t in to it. So I started reading and journaling this book and really got thru to the stuff I had been avoiding. I am now on my first set of #powersheet and in the first month and am already more productive and actually making stuff happen. It really help me to understand not to chase perfect and that taking small actions on your goals really adds up. I plan on posting my October Goals and how I did on September goals. So there you have it. They arent the most convential books but they have left a lasting impression on me and have helped inspire my dreams and goals. S S

Blogtember Challenge- Currently

Currently 

Reading: Game of Thrones, Just Rise Up
  
Watching: #ULMvUGA
Listening to: Influencnet Classes, #fireworkpeople Your Inner Fire Course
Eating: All the chocolate, all the coffee , and all the pumpkin stuff
Writing: #blogtember posts ahead of time ……so that I can stay on top of it, and hopefully get a blog plan/schedule that works for me.
Dreaming: About Lots of Things; from this blog and it’s a future, to going to grad school , lots of big dreams I am not sure what or how they will work
Calling: All the doctors Offices. #spoonieprobs #DiamondBlackFannAnemia #chronicillnessporblems
Trying: To get on a normal sleep schedule , little by little to make my dreams happen. Starting with blogging more.
Texting: My #DBA friend. Sometimes all you need is someone who understands completely. When you have an orphan / rare disease that is hard to come by.
Thanking: My parents for helping me through this and understanding
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Pinning: pumpkin spice everything #noshame #fallishere #basic #whatever
Thinking: about so much  but mostly about how to keep on dreaming and trying to remember God is in control
Loving: All these storms we are getting. I love watching them and it makes falling asleep all that much easier.
Ordering:Nothing else because I am on  a #nospendspetmeber. Right now I’ve just ordered an agenda because I need on for the new year.  
Starting: my #powersheets for a second time and having much better time actually working on my goals……. Including Blogging more.
Considering: The limits that #DBA puts on me and how to still be a fully functioning adult without pushing those limits

Going: to a state park and enjoying nature.
Discovering: That it is so much easier than I thought to write and just get my thoughts on paper, it doesn’t even have to end up in a blog post. Being vulnerable to myself is worth it. Oh and I also like learning to Code. Who would’ve thought?
Feeling: blah, not like myself but better than I have in previous months
Hoping For: an answer to why I have been not feeling good. Its not good when you have stumped four doctors.
Tweeting: #fireworkpeople and trying to get involved with more twitter parties.
   
Drinking: Coffee, and more coffee.

Learning: how to code, blogging and about being more vulnerable to myself and others.
Taking Action on: the #blogtember challenge and learning how to code. And reading more
Cleaning: my closet and my room so that it can get painted and have a new floor put in. Well kinda doing this.
Praying: for all my DBA friends, that doctors figure out what is wrong with me and my family.

Blogtember Challenge- A Friday Night In

Oh how I love a Friday night in. A night in is actually what I enjoy more than a night on the town. If it is fall then it’s even better because that means football season. Although my dawgs don’t play till Saturday ill watch some college football, preferably a SEC game but if not ill live with whatever is on. I would then try to get some stuff done depending on what season I am in it could mean different things. While at college it might mean catching up on reading and writing essays. Right now it means catching up on reading and working on my blog. I would also try to catch up on a tv series or two on Netflix. If not I could always just put on any Harry Potter movie for background noise.
I would then make dinner. It would be something easy because I am all for easy and tastes good. Or I would just go out and get Moe’s or something else. I would also bake something because that is something that I always find relaxing. Sometime during the night my friends would call me to come hang out with them and tell how it’s bad to be by yourself all the time. I would eventually go but still have time to have my alone time.

While I am at it I will probably debate texting or calling one of my guy friends with whom I had something going on with. What exactly I am not sure, but it was definitely something. I would eventually settle on a movie and fall asleep to it. It’s not much but it’s what I would enjoy. 

Blogtember Challenge – 10 items off my Bucket List

  1.          To write a book: This is a recent addition to my list. Actually am I not even sure of why, I just have on my heart to write a book. Oh and I also have no idea what it is about either. I have some thoughts but I am not sure. Right now though I am trying to get into the habit of writing more; both for others and myself. 
  2.          Travel to Ireland: I am 25% Irish, enough said.
  3.          Learn how to drive: this one kind of obvious. I have to stop letting fear get in my way. That and making excuses for myself why I haven’t tried in a while. Excuses like I don’t feel good, I cant concentrate when I don’t feel good.
  4.           Get into Grad School: I want to be able to research for my job and for all the jobs ive looked at , a masters is greatly wanted. So in order to make what matters happen; using public policy to help other people in a positive way, it’s just something I need to do. If I want to help people be able to live more easily with the economy and give those that have rare or orphan diseases a voice in order to help get more research and the money to do so.
  5.           Live in DC: Another obvious one because if I want to work in public policy on the Hill its where you need to live. Sure I could work on the state of local level but congress is just so interesting to me; I enjoy watching CSPAN for fun.
  6.           Go to a conference either influencenet, CPAC or some other conference to help me live my dreams: I just recently joined Influencenet and am excited to catch up on my classes and it would be great to be able to meet people who have the same goals as me.
  7.          Plan a girls weekend
  8.           Do archery: I used to enjoy when I went to camp as a kid and I also had a knack for it. I have a bow and stuff I just need to get better and gain my strength back.
  9.           To start riding again and eventually get my own horse……. I know this is a long shot but I love horses and being around them, it makes me so happy. When I ride I feel like I am unstoppable.
  10.           To read 100 books in a year: I miss challenging myself to read so many books in a year like in school. I started this year a little late but there is always next year. I also have an ever growing to read list.  
  11.           Contentment Challenge 

Blogtember Challenge- Favorite Season

My favorite season is probably fall. I like it because it finally starts to cool down in Georgia. And after surviving a hot hot summer its a reward. I love fall because its so much easier to dress, and the wind in your hair is an amazing feeling. I love that boots and jeans are everywhere , and its not just me and my crazy sister still in boots. Sure I can pull off shorts and boots in the summer but its so much easier in the fall. I also love that fall is when you can start to pull out the sweaters and sweatshirts. There is just something about snuggling in a sweatshirt and reading.
The other reason i love fall is that its finally college football season. Which gives me a reason to yell at the tv again, because, depending on how my Dawgs play, it will either be happy or angry yelling. I think i also love fall because it is the beginning to back to school and i have always been that nerd who loves school supplies, and learning in general.

 
Fall is my season because it also brings pumpkin everything, and apple too. I have always loved fall because that means Thanksgiving. When i was younger we would always go and see my grndparents and my cousins. Its also when my family always go to a corn maze and gets lost. There is always laughter and always ends up being a wonderful experience to look back on.

Blog- Tember Challenge: Blog Name Inspiration

How I came up with blog name is really easy. I love Politicsand I love pearls. It was the perfect way to describe one of my passions and me at the same time. I wear pearls most of the time so it was a no brainer.
I have also thought of calling it “Daring Grace”. This is because I want to be daring and not play it safe, not live inside my comfort zone. I want to live the dreams it feels that God has given me, I want to help others but I cannot do that in my comfort zone.
I want to be more daring in my blogging and being honest and the same person I am online and off. I want to be vulnerable which at this moment seems like a dare to me. Dare to open and let people in, dare to let people see the real you, the crazy most of the time ADHD self.
Grace. Grace is a word that keeps poping up. I want to live in the Grace of God and give other people the grace when they needed. We all need grace because we are not perfect and trying to be perfect all the time is not going to cause us to be. Grace in my words in what I say, grace in what I do and what I don’t do, grace in opening up and then retreating, Grace in EVERYTHING.

So that’s how I came up with blog name and also something I just can’t get out of my head which I feel the need to share. 

Blog- Tember Challenge: My Style

My Style

My style
If I had to describe my style I would have to say country Prep. I’m all about those Classics; those things you can throw with a million outfits and still look put together. And by classics I mean: ballet flats, cowboy boots, polo’s, dresses, skirts and a good pair of jeans. 
A recent #OOTD 

My style is definitely classic with a little something thrown in, I am more likely to choose color than a big blingy jewelry piece.  
There’s a lot of styles that I don’t get: pre-tore jeans, crop tops and high- waisted jeans. I have nothing against those I’m just not that kind of girl.

SHOES: I would have to say cowboy boots, Sperry’s and flats are what I live in. Me and shoes do not get a long, once I find a pair that fits I go with it.
Of course when i look for a picture of my boot(s), i can not find one. 
Jewelry: Simpler the better. I am definitely a southern girl when it comes to pearls, I wear them the most often. I’m a big fan of bangles and charm bracelets. AND I LOVE BOWS. #NoShame

Dresses, Skirts, Jeans and Pants: I go through spurts where I’ll just where dresses and skirts every day and then I’ll go to the opposite end and wear pants all the time. Pants and Jeans I love to dress up or down and if I can wear something Lilly, you bet I am. The more color the better. 
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