From my home, to yours.

So I finally got in the holiday spirit and put up my Christmas Tree! Today was a cooler day in the Phoenix area and I couldn’t have been happier! So when I got home from work yesterday, I made a special pot of coffee and when out in our storage closet to get out the Christmas decorations! img_7746

Naturally I thought we needed some Candy Cane coffee to get some Holiday pep in our bodies! When it was brewing the aroma of peppermint filled our apartment and my heart leaped with joy! I just knew I wouldn’t be able to suffer fluffing my tree limb for limb without my Door County Coffee in my hand!

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I fluffed and I fluffed and my tree came out so beautiful!

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For the longest time, I had a tree with white lights and since my wonderful cat loved laying on the bottom layer branches the tree was ruined so my husband bought me a new tree. I told him I wanted one with the big colorful bulbs and honestly I love this tree so much more than my other one. I think white lights look timeless and look good with whatever decorations you put on them, but a colorful tree is just so much fun. What do like?

I will have to admit I am not really religious, I believe in a lot of things, but I love celebrating Christmas because it is the one time of year that we can take a break from our hectic lives and celebrate our love from our families and friends. It is the one time of year people are giving, I don’t mean by gifts, but just by showing kindness to others.

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My mom gave me this ornament when I moved out and it is my favorite. I consider my tree a Peace tree, a symbol for kindness, love and celebration of our lives.

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We do have stockings too, mainly to fill them with candy, actually to only fill them with candy.

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And I can’t forget about Elroy, the packer Elf on the Shelf that hangs from our lamp, he’s making sure that we earn our candy 🙂

What are your Holiday traditions? Throughout the season I bake 12 types cookies, different candies and an assortment of sweet treats to share with all my friends. They are my favorite gift to give because I make them with love ❤

I love seeing what everyone’s trees look like because they are all unique to their family’s, so post a picture of your tree on this Facebook link and share how you like to decorate it!

I hope you are all having a good start to the holiday season, however you celebrate it!

Cheerful Hippie, signing off.

Thoughts in my head, Lets catch up!

Hi my friends, I know I have been not posting as much because I am constantly studying or at work. It makes me feel good that people have been asking me why the lack of writing, because that means they are enjoying my stories.

I recently celebrated my 23rd birthday and it was a blast! My husband and best friend took me to pottery painting place and I painted a Fruit bowl for my kitchen and it turned out better than I thought!

Nothin’ else is really new with me except the new age! Although, I have been cooking a lot and many bottles of wine were sacrificed. 🙂 I can’t wait for my semester to be over so I can finally bake, I have found a lot of recipes I want to try.

There is one thing I guess I did want to talk about. I want to remind everyone what my blog is about. I think this is one of the most weird times in life for people in my age group. Half of the people are moved out of their parents house, or are moving back in, some people have gotten their degree and others are just starting school, people are having kids, and some are just losing their virginities, people are traveling the world and others are working their lives away just to pay rent. We are all still trying to figure out who we are, and honestly I think we are doing this for the rest of our lives, seeing what we like and don’t like. I guess where I am going with this, the reason why I always talk about my age, my life and what I do is because I want to show people who are around my age that we can do anything we set our minds too. I get all the time, “Oh you make such fancy food,” in reality all I do is follow a recipe. We have all been taught to read instructions since grade school and if I see something that looks yummy I make it and if the recipe looks a little difficult I modify it the way that is easiest for me to cook it. Now that I have made so many recipes I can whip up something in a flash with whatever I have in the fridge. I also get all the time “Well you are married, so you have to cook all the time,” and that is not the case at all. I cook because I want us to be healthy and we can’t afford to go out and eat every night of the week. I also like encouraging people to go out of their comfort zone, like this summer I tried yoga for the first time and I ended up loving it, I also didn’t wear makeup for 30 days. In the end, I like to think of myself as a realistic blogger. I am a normal 23 year old that works 35 hours a week, and goes to school. I don’t have a fancy camera to take amazing pictures the food I make, I also don’t have all white plates and all white countertops to make it look perfect, I don’t have this super flexible body to do all the different yoga poses, I do have pimples ( especially when I have an exam). I live in a 900 square foot apartment and most everything I have is hammy downs or used and I am OK with that. I am more than okay with it because that is what makes me different then everyone else. It makes me unique. I think to sum everything up, we are all still learning, so why can’t we do it together?

Always remember “Be you, be true.”

Oh hey, stay tuned! I do have something exciting to share with you! Hint: It may have to do with coffee 🙂

E. Little your normal girl living the 23 year old dream.

p.s. Have any of you ever tried Lush? My mom sent me some face masks for my birthday and I love them! I will have to go get some more of their products because I am officially in love!

Also, I do post on instagram, Facebook and Twitter quite frequently so find me, I’m the Golden Hair Hippie ❤

You are beautiful.

I just want to remind everyone how beautiful you all are! Inside and out. Sometimes I think we get so lost in living our lives, running errands, doing things for others that we forget we need to love ourselves too. I know I do. We need to remember to do the things that make us happy.

I know sometimes I find my happiness when I am folding laundry, listening to my 80’s music, catching myself shaking my butt in a mirror. I know what you are thinking, “wow she found happiness folding laundry,” because that not what I mean, I hate doing laundry, it’s that I found a peaceful moment in my hectic life to enjoy MYSELF jamming out to some awesome music that makes me happy. It’s the times when my husband and I make a 5 minute trip to the grocery store and end up playing with the lightsabers in the toy aisle and laughing so hard, we are going to pee our pants. I think that if we really don’t take the time to love the small moments we lose ourselves to the hard-working lives we live.

Do you ever just take a moment to look at yourself in the mirror? I did the other day after I was just shaking my butt around and I really looked at myself. My hair messy, makeup half worn off from the morning shift I worked, I thought, DAMN I look GOOD! We all do! I love my thin, naturally blonde, always in a knot hair. What do you love about yourself? Take pictures of your beauty, have fun, listen to your music loud because you are the model!

Just remember to be true to yourself, love your natural beauty and never lose who you really are in this crazy world.

Turn up the music, get lost in yourself and by golly shake your butt around! We only have our one life to live, so make it the best.

I love you all my Hippies,

“Be you, Be true.”

E. Little

HERE IS A SONG TO DANCE TO– my mom had a CD that had this song on it growing up, I still love it.

Yoga and the Full Moon.

Tonight, I went to my late night yoga class at the gym with my favorite instructor. When we all got out mats out and siting cross legs, she went on telling us that typically on nights when it is a full moon, yogies don’t normally practice. She never really went into detail, but she said it would be best for us to more stretching and flow yoga, keep it lighter. This teacher gets more into advanced poses so it made me curious on why she wanted to take it easy.

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We did do a lot of good stretching and did a flow of moon salutations which were really fun, I like knowing the routine and following the flow without having to look at the instructors to see if I am right. Then we ended with some twist stretching that really gave me relief in my lower back. We also did the goddess pose which was a new one for me!

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Finally, after I got home I had to look up this yoga and full moon thing, I read a lot of different articles and I found some pretty interesting information. Full moons cause gravitational pull on water, with the body being made of mostly water the full moon tends to have a pull on us as well. In yoga, there is a lot of balancing and when there is a full moon out people who practice tend to lose their balance, concentration as the water in our bodies moving and we generally have a lot more energy. A wise person once said the freaks come out on a full moon ( honestly its true, work in a restaurant on a full moon and you will then have seen everything.).

Its always a good night when I learn something new!

Anything weird happen to you on your full moon? Tell me a story! (it’s almost my bed time)

Until next time,

Namaste,

E. Little

 

a message for all.

Todays message.

I found this video a long time ago and when I thought of what todays song of the day should be, I thought this one would be perfect.

CLICK HERE— “DAYLIGHT” BY MAROON 5

So many people sent in their videos to have their voices heard and I don’t know about you, but I sure heard them. Did you find yourself answering the questions that they were asking?

  • Who do you love? My family, my friends, I love my life the good and the bad, because I wouldn’t be who I am without it.
  • What do you hate? Negativity. This world is full of so much hate and that is why we can’t find peace.
  • Do you love yourself? I love every bit of myself, and I love all of you.
  • What do you look forward to in your life? I look forward to building a family with my husband, I look forward to seeing all the different parts and cultures of the world, I look forward to finding the positivity in everything that the world offers me.

What are your dreams? What are you scared of? Do you feel?…

What stood out to me is when the girl said she hated not having options or freedom. So many people talk about how so much of the world has freedom, but forget about the countries that still don’t have freedom. Some people wish for big houses and fancy cars, but we all need remember that there are some people in the world that just want to live their own lives.

I feel so proud of the people who came out and spoke what hurts them, what they are scared to do, what they hate. I also love the honesty of what they are ashamed of, what they did or said about other people. I can say that there are some things I am not proud and I have taken a pledge myself, to be the bigger person and not let the small things get to me.

I don’t want people to bring up politics, I don’t want to overstep my boundaries or create arguments, I just want to remind people to be thankful for what they do have in their lives. And if you don’t like the life you are living or the people in it, you have the power to change it, you have the power to make your dreams come true.

Go find love, go find what you love in life, go live your life.

I love hearing about people’s dreams and passion. What are yours?

What did you take out of the video? I would love to know your thoughts.

As always, “Be you, be true.”

E. Little

 

 

Germs, Coffee, Music oh my.

Good Monday Morning,

The past couple of days I have felt under the weather. No severe symptoms besides a sore throat, sinus drainage and I can’t keep my eyes open to save my life. My immune system must know I have a busy school week and is fighting whatever germs I got ahold of. One of my mottos it “In order to feel good, you got to look good.” So I put my make up on and brushed my hair! I also put on my colored chapstick for a little pop.img_6526I am in for a long week, I have 2 test today, I close the restaurant tomorrow, have a full day at school Wednesday and work the rest of the week. I feel like I have so much to do in so little time! EKK! Thank goodness I caught up on all my laundry last night and cleaned up my apartment, by the end of the week it starts looking pretty rugged, can anyone else relate?

To start off my week, I am drinking my favorite Door County Coffee, UGH SO GOOD. I talked to my mom this weekend and she told me that is was super warm for them in northern Wisconsin. On Saturday, It was actually cooler here in Phoenix then it was there. WERID! But the coolness only lasted the weekend as we are in the high 90s for the week, what a bummer. So I am drinking some Autumn Spice to keep my fall cheer alive!img_6550 I got so excited when I read the description of the flavor! “The perfect coffee for cinnamon lovers! Cinnamon is the spice!” I’m a cinnamon lover! ME! Gosh it taste so good too! Did I ever tell you guys that when I open a new bag of coffee, I always have to smell it? Weird? TMI? Eh, well its true, I feel like my sinuses need the wake up call too! It has the perfect smell of cinnamon and coffee together! If you like cinnamon as much as I do check out their site! Get a bag, I recommend at least 2 bags because coffee seems to go by fast in my house!

DOOR COUNTY COFFEE WEBSITE LINK CLICK HERE NOW!

Well I hope you all survive your own Monday, I know I might need to pick up a bottle of wine after school!

I also want to share my links for my social media pages for everyone to follow!

FACEBOOK

INSTAGRAM

TWITTER

Oh and because I know you are starting to like this song of the day trend so here you go I hope you like ABBA! (Click ABBA to play)

Peace out my Hippies

Don’t forget, “Be you, be true.” ~ E.Little ©

 

 

 

 

 

Something fun.

Good day my fellow readers! I see a lot of “Get to know me” posts when I am scrolling through the people I follow, and I think they look like fun so I wanted to do one myself. My mind thought where should I get the questions from? Pretending like I don’t know any of you (well I actually don’t know a lot of my readers, but comment on my post and maybe we can get to know each other 🙂 ) what is the most common way people get to know each other? Then it clicked, FIRST DATES. I personally go on many dates, but not first ones, however I do see a lot of them at my work! So naturally I googled “First date Questions”, and eHarmony popped up, other blogging sites and then the site I choose to get my questions from, Cosmopolitan.

 

So lets pretend that we are on a date, or a social outing! Most likely getting a cup of coffee, because that is what I am drinking right now and let’s get to know each other!

  1. If you could travel anywhere, right now, where would you go? – Right now I would say, Ireland, to see all the castles! and the green, they have awesome accents too! If you asked me this in October, I would say Germany for Oktober Fest! For the love of Schnitzel!
  2. What’s something I wouldn’t guess about you? – My husband and I have a pet corn snake, Rusty, or so we thought, then Rusty started laying unfertilized eggs. So Rusty turned out to be a Rosie!img_6512
  3. Whats your dream job? – oooooo, I would love to do interior design, I love putting furniture together and color patterns. My apartment looks pretty nice for being 22 and not having a lot of money. It’s all about the savings and finding cool things here and there. img_5254
  4. If you didn’t have to work to support yourself, how would you spend your time? I would love to volunteer for the Humane Society, I love being with animals. I would read a lot too, spend lots of time outdoors and traveling. Oh and lots of yoga, I have never felt better since I started going to classes. 
  5. What appeals to you most about living here? – Honestly, If I wasn’t here for school, I probably wouldn’t be living here. I spent my whole life in this state, I am ready to learn something new. I would love to live somewhere cloudy and less hot, natural flowing water, GREEN with life all around. I hate that we go weeks without having a could in the sky, I am so sick of everything brown, and honestly the people aren’t very nice here. I am ready for something new. I am ready for an adventure. 
  6. What are your favorite TV shows?OH this will be fun, Greys Anatomy, Friends, That 70’s Show, Sherlock, GAME OF THRONES, Gossip Girl, Scandal, Daredevil, The Defenders (and all the other super hero shows that go along with it.) , Flash, Property Brothers, Gilmore Girls, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, I love Ellen, but never get to see her show because it’s on at a weird time of day. What do you like? I have a list of shows to watch when school is over again.
  7. What do you like to read? – I love to read anything that keeps my interest, fantasy, romantic novels, travel, mystery (crime solvers). If I finish it in one day you know its good! 
  8. Who has been the most influential person in your life? – Narrowing it down to one person would be very hard for me, I have love for everyone who has influenced me to become my own person. I have taken in all advise from all the people I have met in my life and used it, how I think is necessary. I love you all.
  9. Do you still keep in touch with childhood friends? – Hmm when you mean childhood, do you mean elementary school? I will assume yes, so then yes! Her name is Nicole and we have been friends since kindergarten, besides her I don’t talk to anyone, I went to a different school starting 7th grade so I lost touch. Ellies Wedding255
  10. What’s the most spontaneous thing you have ever done? Well my sister, mother and I made a spontaneous trip to Cali on weekend to go to this Cannon Camera workshop they have at the Carlsbad flower gardens. On the way there we were talking about how crazy it would be if we all came back with tattoos. Needless to say when we got to OB, we were walking through all their fun shops and passed by a tattoo shop and HECK we all got matching tattoos! (This is one of my favorite pictures of my sister and I)
  11. Can you tell me about your family? I have lots of family! Old, New and a ton that I am not even related to! I have like 3 sets of awesome parents, and LOTS of siblings, truly couldn’t be anymore thankful for who is in my life.
  12. Tell me about your friends? – “We carry sizes 1, 3, 5, you can try Sears.” ~Mean Girls. My closest friends and I quote mean girls all day long, have the best get togethers  and eat until we are blue in the face. I make friends everywhere I go, it drives my husband nuts sometimes because I have to talk to everyone. 
  13. What were you like as a child? – In my wee years, I was the only child, I lived a great life playing with the neighbors, I played sports, and I had my best friend by my side who was my sister by choice. We wore matching outfits and everything. Yes, its Nicole from the picture above. 
  14. Is there anything you are really passionate about? – I’m passionate about being true to myself, today people are so worried about impressing people, getting the most likes on social media, even if its them hurting themselves, or others. I think what we all need in this life is kindness and honesty, because we all lack so much of it. Be you, be true. 
  15. What is the worst pickup line you have ever heard or dished out? (I asked my husband’s help for this one.) – “How you doin’ “, We were watching Friends when I asked him and I said he couldn’t use that, but his response was cute, “Well I don’t pick up girls, but If I were to pick you up I would say, How you doin’, because I know what you like.” It was super cute in the moment. What can I say, I’m IN LOVE with my husband. joey

I glad we did this maybe we should do it again sometime!

Oh and I wanted to add that I actually learned to braid my own hair and it only took 22 years! It’s not perfect, I am still trying to figure out how to make the end tighter, but I will master it with practice!

I hope you guys all have such a great day!

“Be you, be true” E. Little

(Since I just made this up, I am copy writing. I can now be quoted.)

I love you all, Hippies.

img_6514(P.S. I finished writing this at night because I am so busy, and I asked Austin to bring me home dessert, and this is one of the reason why I married him because he knows how much I love red velvet! Ugh, such a good way to end my night!)