Tuesday, June 26, 2012

I know, I know...

Listening to: "Good Time" by Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen
(I can't wait for his new album to come out in couple of months! His music never fails to make me happy. This song is no exception. Perfect summer song.)

I know. I've already managed to mess up my "20 Day Challenge," after only 2 days. In my defense, I've actually been too busy to blog over the past few days. Since living life is more fun than writing about it (well, usually)...real life won. There's also the minor detail of figuring out how the heck to answer the next question so 1) it actually makes sense and 2) I'm not writing a book. Ha! Anyway, I'm planning to get back on board with all that within the next day or so, because I am determined to answer all 20 questions!

In other news, I got to see Jenny & Tyler and The Vespers at a cool coffeehouse called The Camp House in downtown Chattanooga last Friday. So good. I like their recorded music a lot, but if you ever get the chance to see either of them live, do it. They are both so talented!

via my Instagram. Follow me if you like (@britmo)!

Anyway, that's all I have for right now. Check back soon for my answer to question #3!

Monday, June 18, 2012

20 Day Challenge

Listening to: "All That You Are" by the Goo Goo Dolls
I absolutely LOVE this song. By far, one of my favorites right now. So, so, so good. (I guess something good came out of Transformers 3...)
Currently thankful for: Coffee, chocolate syrup, & vanilla ice cream
My brother's roommate went to Ukraine and came back talking about this. I made my own version of it tonight and it was SO GOOD. You should go try it. Right now. I'll wait.

So. I've really been wanting to blog lately, but unfortunately, haven't been able to come up with anything to blog about. Cleveland's not the most exciting place in the summer. But! Lucky for me, I found a list of 20 things to blog about over the next 20 days! Naturally, I decided to go for it, so starting tomorrow, I'll be answering this list of questions:
  1. List 20 random things about yourself.
  2. Describe your favorite childhood memory.
  3. Talk about how you met your spouse/significant other.
  4. If you could have your dream job, what would it be?
  5. What is your greatest challenge right now?
  6. Five random things that make you happy.
  7. What do people misunderstand most about you?
  8. Describe your personality.
  9. Top 10 favorite photo memories and why.
  10. 3 favorite recipes (or recipes you'd like to try).
  11. What has been your biggest life lesson so far?
  12. Top 10 favorite songs.
  13. If your life had a theme, what would it be?
  14. A cause you're most passionate about.
  15. Where is your favorite place?
  16. Five things you love.
  17. Describe some ways you have changed over the past 5 years.
  18. One word that best describes you and why.
  19. List 10 of your favorite blogs.
  20. List 20 things you're thankful for.
Now, whether or not I'll actually keep up with this for 20 consecutive days is another story. I'm going to try my best, but knowing me...expect a few gaps. Ha. Either way, feel free to join me if you'd like!

Friday, June 1, 2012

So, I like a lot of things...

Apparently, I like a lot of things. I should just start a series of posts chronicling them all. Maybe this will become a once-a-week thing (except I need to come up with new stuff to say in between...). We'll see. For now:

Evernote. I love Evernote. I use it for absolutely everything. Seriously.
  • Class notes
  • Blog posts that I like (via ifttt--another handy online tool)
  • Recipes
  • Blog post ideas (everything you see here begins there)
  • Random ideas that come to mind
  • DIY stuff
  • Clips of interior design inspiration
  • Graphic design inspiration
  • Important information to remember
  • Random stupid stuff I have nowhere else to store
  • PDFs--that way, they take up zero space on my computer
It's awesome. I have a couple of folders that I share with people (very useful when you've already taken a class and a friend is missing some notes), and of course, being me, I have everything organized as much as humanly possibly, making it all super easy to find. Best part: it syncs everything between your computer, phone, and online. If you make a change on one, it changes it on all of them. Basically, you can access all of your information from literally anywhere. Love. It.*

Fireflies. One of my new favorite things to do: sit on my back patio in the evening and watch HUNDREDS of fireflies light up the yard. So, so amazing. One of the many reasons to love summertime.

Ridiculous real-life quotes. Guys. My life is so ridiculous sometimes. Oh, the things I hear and see… I finally started keeping a list (in Evernote, of course). I can't share all of them**, but here's a few anonymous mentionables (I promise all of these are real and said in all seriousness. The people weren't trying to be funny):
"If you come in my house and shoot me, I'm gonna be real mad. If you shoot me and kill me, though, I'm gonna be real, REAL mad."
* * *
In my Environmental Science class...  
Professor: "So what about the California ecosystem, around LA? What do think of?"
Student: "The Hollywood sign?"
* * * 
While watching a video in class of a guy free diving:
Student: "How do we see him if he's underwater? Does he have a camera?"
* * *

Overhearing a waitress at IHOP...
"I was out in New Mexico, working with that Mayan calendar. It was jumping around and I was trying to get it under control and before, I knew it, I'd eaten a whole bag of Doritos."
* * * 

Hence why I both love and hate people simultaneously. 

Iced coffee. Cannot get enough. I like hot coffee, too, but if ever given the choice (midwinter or not), I will almost always go for iced. So wonderful. I found some iced latte mix packets from International Delight that are pretty good--just mix it into your milk, add ice (if you want) and go. They're fairly cheap, too. I'm a fan.

Apartment Therapy. Best design blog ever. (Okay, I'd probably say that about a lot of blogs…but for real, this one is awesome.) Lots of advice and lots and lots of inspiration. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves.

via Apartment Therapy

via Apartment Therapy

via Apartment Therapy

via Apartment Therapy

via Apartment Therapy
Yes? Yes.

So, what things have you been liking lately? Please share--I need entertainment this summer!

*I am aware that I sound like an Evernote commercial. Unintentional. I really do just love it that much.
**This includes some of the best, unfortunately. If you're really interested, talk to me--I might be willing to share outside the public blogosphere ;)