Thursday, July 17, 2014

I started typing and this is what happened.


I have no idea where this post is going to end up, but here is a picture of some purple flowers. Sometimes I think of things that I could write about, and then I sit down in front of a blank post and my mind goes blank and I just keep typing about nothing. Like right now, for example.

Maybe I should just turn this into a post where I write some random facts about me. Except one of my high school math teachers (he taught Algebra II and Probability & Statistics) said that humans cannot do random.

Moving on.

I usually have no plans on Wednesdays, and sometimes I stay in my apartment all day and I don't do anything too productive. For example today (which is technically now yesterday, because I published this on Thursday - and now I'm writing in weird tenses and this is like being inside my head), I didn't do my hair or makeup (but I'm wearing real clothes!) and I just watched Celebrity Wife Swap and Cupcake Wars and read a book and did some journaling. I was going to go for a walk, but then I was like, "Nahhhh. I'll do some laundry and schedule some appointments instead."

I just did a search for MySpace surveys so that I can answer some questions or whatever instead of writing about nothing at all. I never actually had a MySpace...

Here goes...


1. I love... my jobs even though sometimes I don't show it. I love working with the kids and all of the amazing people that I have become connected with through the motel. (This prompt made me think of a quote from Children's Liturgy of the Word this week: "I love love. My daddy throws me up in the air and says, 'Woo hoo!' and then I fall in his lap."

2. Right now I want... to brush my teeth. I'll be right back.


3. I feel like... sometimes everything is my responsibility when it isn't. I also feel like sometimes I am more negative than necessary.


4. I hate it when... things aren't clean.
 

5. I fear... that life is too short, not just for me but for everyone.
 

6. I'm lonely without... music.
 

7. I need... a new catalytic converter for Luna and to schedule some appointments for birthday prep.
 

8. Today I... watched Cupcake Wars and they put seafood in cupcakes and it was gross.
 

9. Tomorrow I'm... going to work with the kids and at the motel. You really never know what's going to happen at either place.
 

10. I just... want a hug.
 

11. I want to meet... the Osbournes.
 

12. I'm hungry for... bbq pulled pork, which I have been craving since Kelsey and I went to Olive Garden for lunch last Monday and only ate carbs (and cheese).
 

13. I love it when... someone stops by the motel to say hi to me. 
14. I'm afraid of... raw meat and insects.
 

15. I'm listening to... James Hall and Liv Mueller. The song is called "One Last Drink of You."
 

16. I'm wearing... American Eagle jeans (as always), a v-neck tee, and a USC hoodie.
 

17. I wish I was in... I'm drawing a blank on this one because I don't really have an answer.
 

18. I'm craving... cupcakes. There's a box of cupcake mix in my kitchen, but I'm saving that for my birthday.
 

19. I want to get... more clothes. But nothing ever looks like something I would wear.
 

20. I can... fold a fitted sheet correctly.
 

21. I can't... do a cartwheel.
 

22. I have... spent too much money at Target in my life.
 

23. I haven't... been outside of North America.
 

24. I'm nervous to... move away from Door County.
 

25. My Mom thinks I'm...  I should move to a big city so she can come and visit me.
 

26. My Dad thinks I'm... I don't even know what to say to this one. I just really don't know.
 

28. I'm happy when...
 

29. I'm sad when... everyone sees rainbows and posts pictures on Facebook and Instagram, but I didn't get to see the rainbows. (It was actually a double rainbow, and it was pretty big.)
 

30. I like eating... ice cream, cupcakes, pizza, pasta, and cereal. But lest you think all I eat is junk food, I do like fresh fruit and yogurt and smoothies with spinach.
 

31. I hate eating... most vegetables. Like broccoli and squash and beans and such. Yuck.
 

32. I love watching... trashy tv, such as the Teen Mom/16 & Pregnant shows, the Hills, Celebrity Wife Swap...
 

33. I love listening to... music. All the time.
 

34. I like playing... When I was younger, I had a GameBoy Color with the Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets game, and I would play that a lot. Except the game was kind of broken and wouldn't save, so I never made it to the end.
 

35. I hate waking up to... people talking outside... Thanks, moving company on Tuesday.
 

36. I can see... clearly now, the rain is gone. Just kidding. (: I'm in the dining room and I can see a mess on the table (where I am sitting), into the pantry, and a photograph on the wall.
 

37. I'm glad that... things are going the way they are. Sometimes life throws you a curveball (is that the right saying?), but I believe that everything will work out in the end exactly how it was supposed to be, because it's not over until it's over.
 

38. I'm disappointed that... I turned down some opportunities that could have been beautiful, but there's always an opportunity for more beauty to come along.
 

39. I look like... myself?
 

40. I wish I looked like... Sometimes I wish I looked like Geri X. Okay, maybe not look like her (because that would be a little creepy), but I do sometimes wish that I could pull of colored hair or full sleeves tattoos.

xoxo.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

28/52 2014

this is later than usual because I totally forgot to have the pictures downloaded to my computer, let alone edited or in the post...


Wednesday 9 July // day one hundred ninety :: I feel as though this deserves a kind of lengthy explanation. Yes, this picture was taken exactly one month before my 21st birthday. I received this for my college graduation {in December} and the glasses were my great-grandfather's. I got sick of looking at that bottle in the fridge, so I figured that I would try it, but of course I would need to take pictures to document this. I really only had a tiny sip and I didn't like it, so I dumped it out. Growing up Catholic and taking Eucharist at Mass, I could already tell you that I don't like wine. I've spent plenty of time around alcohol in my life and I don't really understand why people like it {I'm sorry, but it smells gross} or what it does to them. I think we all know that I'll be having a sober birthday! (: To each his own, I guess.


Thursday 10 July // day one hundred ninety-one :: tiny red heels. they're actually a phone stand, and it was a gift from my manager (:


Friday 11 July // day one hundred ninety-two :: from the August 2014 issue of Glamour (an article entitled "12 Times New Clothes are the Answer") - I do have quite a bit of color in my closet, but there are many, many black items in there... (:


Saturday 12 July // day one hundred ninety-three :: this is my favorite lotion! (I get it at World Market)


Sunday 13 July // day one hundred ninety-four :: trying to finish a book by doing some reading before work so that I could return it to the library the next morning.


Monday 14 July // day one hundred ninety-five :: clouds. I really like clouds. this was one of those days where I took a few other pictures, but I liked this one the best for the day.


Tuesday 15 July // day one hundred ninety-six :: if I'm running late on taking a picture for the day and about to leave for work, I just take a picture of the view from my balcony...

xoxo.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

What's in My Purse? {with the Circle}

linking up with Kiki & Meg a day late for the Circle!


It's been about a year since I last did one of these posts, I think. I actually keep my purse pretty clean and organized, so there was only one thing that I took out and didn't put in the pictures. It was a gum wrapper. haha.


So here's everything! That green blob in the back is reusable shopping bag, and the black blob next to it is a pair of fingerless gloves that I wear once in a while at work when I'm doing a lot of work on the computer and my hands are cold. I have a lot of keys!


Here's a close up of some of the random little things: a lot of keys, a flashlight, my nametag for the Y, some lotion and chapstick...


This is all in the middle part of my purse, between the larger compartments. The scissors are for clipping coupons at the grocery store, and along with all of those writing utensils and lip stuff and hand sanitizer go in my Brush & Pencil {Paisley Meets Plaid}. My planner is from May Books, and then there's a little notebook too.


This little pouch in Island Blooms is from the Cosmetic Trio, and I use it to hold some hair ties, gum, a compact {from Forever 21}, and some bandaids. If you've read this post, you would know that they are Disney Princess! (:


And finally, my wallet with cash, another bandaid {Candy Land}, coupons, credit cards, and some coupons. Nothing too exciting! The Clip Zip ID in Java Blue in the picture with all of the contents holds some other loyalty cards.

The most used thing in my purse is definitely my Burt's Bees Pear Coconut lip balm. What's the most used item in your purse? What about the weirdest thing in there?

xoxo.


In Its Time

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

27/52 2014

Why does it feel like time is passing so quickly, even though I feel like I sit here in this space so much? This week's pictures are pretty lame, and I will have to work on that for this coming week.


Wednesday 2 July // day one hundred eighty-three :: this is the real life mess that is my dining room table. it has been mostly put away now.


Thursday 3 July // day one hundred eighty-four :: I made lasagna rollups for dinner and leftovers. {this was before they went in the oven}


Friday 4 July // day one hundred eighty-five :: on Thursday I also made apple cinnamon oatmeal muffins. unfortunately I didn't bake them for quite long enough.


Saturday 5 July // day one hundred eighty-six :: I can't decide if I like the rug better on the foot of my bed or in front of my bookshelf.


Sunday 6 July // day one hundred eighty-seven :: close up of one of my vintage postcards! at the local museum, I think they have this picture side-by-side with a picture from the late 90's or early 00's, and my dad's truck is in that picture.


Monday 7 July // day one hundred eighty-eight :: I went shopping out of town {because I had to get lotion from World Market} and I found this cupcake mix at a Target with a grocery store inside. I'm really excited to try them.


Tuesday 8 July // day one hundred eighty-nine :: I picked these up at TJ Maxx the day before, and I just thought that one of them was heart-shaped. when I don't know what to take a picture of, it usually ends up being food or the sky. haha.

xoxo.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Seeminly Lost History


I get a lot of hits to this blog post with some pictures from last summer of an abandoned resort near where I live. It seems as though there are some other people who are curious about the history of Chateau Hutter.


Even being a Door County native, the first time I ever even heard of this place was just shy of two years ago. I didn't know where it was, or even what it was, but as I was driving back south on County B last August, I saw the sign and turned around to check it out. I parked in the field, just off the road where the grass wasn't too tall, and I walked down near the water to the buildings. It was so scary walking around this property by myself in the middle of nowhere.


Now every time that I take that road, I at least slow down to look at the buildings and John A. Hutter Memorial Park, which is across the street. The reason I find these abandoned buildings so interesting is because I just wonder what is inside now, what was inside before, and what was it like when it was still being used? I wish I had answers to these questions, but I really don't.


I enjoy reading Door County Living magazine, which is a free publication that comes out multiple times per year here. It can be found at many local businesses, and I picked up the current {Late Summer 2014} issue on my way leaving work last week. I was reading through it the next day when I saw the article "Door County's Outstanding Resort That Never Was" by Myles Dannhausen, Jr. with a Matthew Smith photograph of Chateau Hutter. I flipped through the rest of the magazine and went back to read that article last.


The eight-page article includes some vintage black and white photographs of the resort and talks about the history of the resort and its owner, John A. Hutter. I would highly recommend this article for anyone who is looking to learn more about the history, but I would like to summarize a little bit of the knowledge that I got out of it.

Basically, Mr. Hutter (well-traveled and from Chicago) decided to start a resort in Door County to bring people the same experiences that he had while traveling the world, and the resort is modeled after Swiss chalets. The resort is also quite similar to a resort a few miles up the road - The Alpine, which is still successful today. Mr. Hutter was promising some things to his guests which were not exactly the things that he was providing, and in 1965, the Door County Chamber of Commerce would not let him pay his dues because they didn't want him to be a member anymore, because he was tarnishing Door County. That was one of the court cases, as he tried to claim that he went out of business because they expelled him. Another one of the cases associated with the property was from when Mr. Hutter was claiming that the property should be taxed as agricultural instead of a resort, and he went on to say things about the property that were the exact opposite of what he was telling people when he wanted to stay there (like that the water was terrible for bathing in).

The article itself goes into much more detail and is a lot more interesting than this, and I highly recommend reading it to learn more about the property and the history.

xoxo.

{all photos from previous posts, which can be found here}
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