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My Favorite [14] Moments of The Golden Globes

So ,[of course] ,I watched The Golden Globes.

It’s my Happy Place.

I’m pretty sure you already know my passion for film.

And you know , the whole Hi Guys.. I’m an Actor  !

So here is a rundown of my favorite 14 moments from watching The Golden Globes.

[And a link to the Oscar nominations via The Oscar Website. ]

  1. Jonah Hill starring as , The Bear, in The Revenant . Who knew how well the Bear could rock a suit?

2. Rachel Bloom “Crazy , Amazing Award Speech Winner”. Her speech makes me want to get my crap together. She created a hit show , that almost didn’t get picked up , and was noticed by a CD on YouTube. [Her YouTube is awesome guys] go watch it.

3. The lead girl from ” The Blindspot” [Jaime Alexander] had    TelePrompTer issues. Or the TelePrompTer was drunk on champagne. [Either way , their just like us!]


4. The moment when Jaime Fox pulled a Steve Harvey.

5. ” J-Law , Amy , and all the Hemsworth’s”


6. MadMen meets Chumbawamba. Can you even imagine?

7. For the win: Gosling & Pitt (as best comic duo)


8. Stallone’s Win.


9. Tom Hanks spot-on impersonation of Denzel Washington (and he had a cold)

10. Denzel’s [Humble / Down -To -Earth / Humorous “I don’t have my glasses” ] Cecil B. Demille Acceptance Speech


11. When the TelePrompTer said ” Please Wrap..” About 20 seconds after Taraji P Henson got to the podium. Her response “I waited 20 years for it, your gonna wait”. Priceless. Be prepared for people to pull this in the Monday meeting.

12. The Martian was nominated for best comedy/musical film. And won for best comedy/musical film. Well, to be fair, the genre is Sci-Fi, not drama?

13. LEO wins the Golden Globe for Best Actor in The Revenant. YES. Please give him the Oscar. I loved his acceptance speech , speaking of indigenous communities. PREACH


14. The Revenant wins best Picture. Featuring our beautiful world , in all its lush, spectacle , natural amazingness. Yay Earth!

So , there’s my thoughts / my favorite moments , of this years “Golden Globes”.  Thank you GIPHS via GIPHY .
And the Oscar Nominations are out! Woot. Woot!

Keep your eyes peeled for my thoughts /reviews of best Actor and Picture nominations

What movies and performances are you excited to see?
What did you like about The Golden Globes ?
Are some of your favorites nominated ?

Quirky and ready to go to the movies,


Last weekend …. I got to adventure around a cabin nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains….
[Yay! Cabin in the woods! Cue: horror music interlude]

I had family in town , that I hadn’t seen in a long time.

[It was a blast to run around and act all ” touristy” in a neighboring town of Chimney Rock, NC]

So , let’s see .

Where do we start?
We got lost trying to find the cabin.

I got several bouts of motion sickness. [blargh]

But , we had wonderful weather.

Great company.

And I had my trusty Pink Westie Sunglasses.

When you’re in a pinch, and feeling woozy from car sickness, it’s amazing how a good pair of sunglasses and a lot of ginger [can be your friend] 
I stumbled upon Ramsey Supply Co. [Ramsey Supply on Instagram]

What a wonderful organization !
They are a family run – business . [woop! ]

Each pair of sunglasses are hand-made, hand-crafted , and unique.

No two pairs of sunglasses are the same

[yes. That means no one will have your exact pair]

Each piece of wood is different, and they have a great selection.
They’re affordable , and come with a lifetime guarantee.
And here’s the best part about the company .

Their kind, compassionate, and a portion of each pair of Sunglasses …

Is donated to charity!

[I absolutely Love this]

Each customer, can suggest a charity to donate to.

This month’s Charitable Donation : One More Wave Surf Co 

[1mwave on Instagram]


One More Wave Surf Co. is a 301C Non-Profit organization the provides wounded and injured veterans with surfboards [customized for their needs]
Soooo [let’s sum this up]

You’re saying

*My sunglasses we’re hand-crafted and hand-made ?

*They are ethically made , family-run, and made in the USA ?

*The bamboo wood is renewable and sustainable?

*Ramsey gives back to those in need?

Just knowing that by getting a pair of sunglasses, you’re helping multiple people? …

That’s amazing.

I’m inspired.

They say , ” She saw the world full of rose-colored glasses”. I mean, they are pink. [Yes. Kind of like a baby/ rose pink]

And my weekend family vacation? 

My mom & stepdad came to visit.

My stepdad has suffered close to 9 strokes this year.

He has gone from complete paralysis , losing his speech, motor functions, and has gone thru months of physical therapy.

I hadn’t seen them for over 8 months…

I saw my stepdad walk for the first time.

He is up and walking around. He is talking. He is laughing.

And my “Pink Westie” sunglasses were with me.

Sometimes …something as small [as Sunglasses] ….can be so much more.


Thank you Ramsey Supply Co.

We need more good.

We need more good companies like you.


I’ll let the pictures do the talking.

How would you Frame Your World?

Quirky [sitting in the sun and Inspired] ,


It’s our day off.

What’s any good day off involve ?

Well , let’s see…

It might involve that whole ” Adulting ” thing.

[Ya know] Like paying bills , running errands, and grabbing groceries.

Closely followed by an amazing Enchilada lunch [I’ll blog later] and a good cup of coffee.

And puppies.

I almost forgot about the puppies.
…Somewhere in between that Enchilada Queso sauce and a Venti Vanilla Latte ..

We stopped for puppies.

[Not literally.]

We just happened to be driving past Brother Wolfe Animal Rescue.

[Brother Wolf Animal Rescue is a wonderful no-kill rescue facility located in Asheville, NC ]


Me: “Let’s stop by. We can visit the puppies . We can give them treats. And show them some Love”.

The husband [so smart]: “You’re going to get attached. You’re going to want to adopt all the dogs. And we can’t right now”.

Me: yea. No . I’m totally fine. I just want to say hi [he’s totally right]

[Have you ever had a vision of running in a field filled with Puppies? Doesn’t that sound like the best dream ever?!]

So. There we we’re at Brother Wolf.

Just walking thru. Visiting & handing out treats.

And then we saw her.

A little smiling face . Wagging tail.

The cutest little furball in the world.

She looked like some kind of mini- Aussie & Lab mix

Body and mannerisms of a mini-Aussie. Fur of a lab.

Beautiful smile.

She had this twinkle in her eye.

We’d continue looking around, and we’d look over, and there she was smiling at us.

My husband couldn’t stop smiling.

As we we’re leaving, we talked about how she would be a wonderful addition to our family.

We named her Lexi. “Little Gray”. And talked about picking up an adoption application.

I want to rescue all the puppies.

Sometimes , you have to know when to give up, throw in the towel, or get a new sweater.

Which brings us to sweaters.

Do you realize how many sweaters are out there?

Specifically dog sweaters.

[There are a lot of dog sweaters out there in the world]
In the wake of ,wanting to adopt all the dogs, and a Venti coffee bean…

We ended up at Petsmart. Surrounded by dog sweaters.

We sat and debated all the different sweaters for our dogs.

Salvatore needs a rain slicker. The border collie doesn’t like getting his fur wet. Spencer [our mini Aussie] loves wearing sweaters. Plus she gets cold. And the one she has now is a little worn. So she is due for an upgrade.
You know , you’re that ‘Dog Parent’ when you spend 30 minutes debating over dog sweaters. Literally.

Pink doesn’t fit her’. The Velcro could be uncomfortable. The argyle square print . The argyle square is perfect.

We leave with one sweater.But want five sweaters. Sound familiar?
***[Luckily till tomorrow, Petsmart , is having a 40% sale ,on coats & sweaters. plus an additional 15% for PetPerks Members YES. So we got a $20 sweater, for $10] ***
Some things are unresolved. Timing is everything. We’d love little Grey. But, right now ,we have two dog sweaters. We don’t want to overstuff the closet. But we’d love a bigger family. Maybe sometime soon. I’m grateful for the beautiful family I do have.

Quirky and in love with adorable dog sweaters,


It’s wonderful when you get a chance to collaborate with others. 


This past week , I had the opportunity , to feature my first boutique on my Instagram [and Blog] [YAY!] 

I fell in love with the jewelry of FableBay on etsy. 

One day it scrolled across my Insta newsfeed , and I was like ” Hey. ” 

And the pretty wire-wrapped gemstones necklace was like “hey”. 

It was like ..Love at first sight. 

I like the idea of supporting a hand-made product, supporting small business. Products are made in the USA and you are supporting business owners, artists & creatives. By supporting small business, these businesses are able to thrive and in turn , support their family. 

Amber who runs FableBay Jewelry was so sweet. She was open to collaboration, willing to make time ,for my little newbie blog. She personalized my stone , and got to work that day, and shipped the next day. Professional & Super efficient. The idea that two creatives could collaborate on a first name basis, across the country, is fun and inspiring. Girl Bosses unite. 
Go check out her jewelry. It’s beautiful work. Http://www.fablebay.etsy.com

 Photo-shoot : Downtown Asheville, NC  

[Plus no stone is the same. Wire-wrapped. Totally fit my bo-ho rocker style …Unique pieces , what up?!.. I got your number now] 
*[And if you follow  my Instagram Feed, you’ll see a present discount code , if you make a $50 purchase by the end of the day. ] *I’m just saying. 

Plus. You should be following my Instagram. 

I post too many cute dog photos. [oh , & there’s the photographer, my husband ♥️] 


Quirky , creative , and happy to collaborate , 


I’ll never forget it.

Back when we started dating [over 3 years ago] , we’d often go for long walks, In my neighborhood.

It was a unique . Dinner and then a ‘ little walking & talking ‘ .

[Very Romantic.]

We had been dating about a month or so. [Well. Maybe two.]

Lee would tell me about different fun vacations he’d be on.

He said he wanted to take me on a vacation [a few months away]

A fun weekend vacation with the coolest guy I’ve ever met?


So I started to plan our trip , flash forward a month [or two]
And the vacation is here .


We went with another couple and here was our fun little itinerary

We went to beautiful , historical , St.Augustine, Fl [3 Day – 2 Night]

San Sebastian Winery
[We took a tour and did a tasting] Yum.

-Haunted Pub Crawl | St Augustine Ghost Tours. [They give you an EMP device to test for ghosts. Repeat. For ghosts. Not to be tested on your beverages.] Ps. We had a blast.

St. Augustine Lighthouse Ghost Tour | Dark of the Moon Tour
[The tour was at Sunset , and was creepy. You can roam on your own in the dark, and I’m scared of the dark. So I just assumed we we’re surrounded by ghosts. The lighthouse was gorgeous up top. When we we’re walking back down, we stopped, looked over the rail . We heard whispers. Apparently it was just people coming down from above us, but gave us a scare.]

Favorite Historical /Tourist Place: Ponce De Lion’s Fountain of Youth
It’s the fountain of youth. We got little bottle of youth [as a memento]                       Castillo De San Marcos Fort :  it‘s a fort with cannons and cool stuff. 

Favorite Restaurant : GAS
[Made out of an old gas station. Fun. Eclectic. No reservation needed. Immediate Seating. Diverse menu. American Cuisine. Would recommend. Wish I got photos. ]

Favorite Shop: Pepper Palace
[A speciality shop focusing on local seasonings , spices , and sauces. They have a ‘hot sauce tester’ bar. It’s pretty amazing. I’d just started cooking for Lee, during this time period and we picked out some spices to cook with together.]
But to be fair , that hot sauce bar , is no joke. There are even chips to dip.

And so there you have it –
Just a couple of recommendations on a short fun weekend!
Any short trips you loved?
A favorite restaurant , shop, or event that took the cake?
What’s your favorite vacation ?

That vacation will always hold a very special place in my heart.
Our first vacation. Getaway. Our first of a million.
And somehow I knew that. Even in the beginning.
That man. I love him so much.




Quirky and wanting to travel with my sweetheart,

Whole Foods “You Complete Me” [And my Grocery Bill] #4

#4 The Peanut Butter Cookie

Sometimes while binging on a ,Grey’s Anatomy marathon, you have a sweet tooth.
Or you think you have a sweet tooth.
Maybe it’s all the drama of the show?

[No] I mean Yes. Yes. I most definitely have a sweet tooth.

My husband suggested ‘cookies. I was like ” umm. That’s awesome!

But we don’t have Ingredients. ”

And he was like ” Yes. We do. Simple. Peanut Butter, Egg , Sugar ”

Yes! He’s Right. totally right! Why is he so smart?

But since we don’t have sugar , I opted for a healthier version , Honey.
Healthy is a simple & healthy alternative to sugar.

[ don’t worry. pinterest has some awesome conversion guides.]

So here you go [the easiest most delicious cookies in the world]


*1 Egg
*1 Cup of Peanut Butter
*1/2 cup Organic Honey
*Dark Chocolate Bits * optional



*Preheat oven to 350

*[ I  might have given the collies a little peanut butter from the jar]

*Mix 1 egg , 1 cup of Peanut Butter , 1/2 cup of Honey in a bowl

*Spoon balls onto greased pan [as small or as big as you like. We opted for bigger cookies]

*I also opted for little dark chocolate pieces to place on top

*Bake for 10-12 minutes

*[We baked for 14 minutes. Crispy outside, gooey inside ]

*Smile . Enjoy. you have cookies .

Nom Nom Nom

Nom Nom Nom

[ all of our organic products we’re purchased at our friendly neighborhood Whole Foods Market Asheville]



I ate some Peanut Butter. And I liked it. [Salvatore The Border Collie]

I ate some Peanut Butter. And I liked it.
[Salvatore The Border Collie]

What’s your favorite sweet treat for holiday parties, family gatherings, and Netflix Marathons?

Quirky and loving Peanut Butter ,

I know I’ve been absent for a few weeks ….Life Finds A Way, but I’m back [Yay!]

So I thought I would put my pen to this breezy afternoon day –
I just want to be creative around creatives

I just want to cultivate humor and laughter

I just want to inspire and be inspired

I just want to show compassion in the face of darkness

I just want to help & give back to those less fortunate

I just want to show strength in moments of weakness

I just want to smile instead of cry

I just want to be better for those that need me

I just want to speak for those who can’t speak

I just want to care for the wounded , battered, and bruised

I just want to show empathy instead of anger

I just want to be bold instead of ordinary

I just want to be me

And this is just one reason why I Write

Look at This dose of Happiness.

Look at This dose of Happiness.

Why do you write? What do you strive for? What inspires you ?

What is your dose of happiness ?
Quirky & Craving Inspiration ,

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