Travel Bucket List

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As I am gearing up to fly to Vegas tomorrow night and to China in just over a week I thought I would come up with my travel bucket list.

  1. Italy: Rome, Milan, Florence, Naples, and Venice
  2. Greece: Athens
  3. United Kingdom: Cambridge, London, Durham, Liverpool, and Manchester
  4. Germany: Berlin, Munich, and Hamburg
  5. Poland: Warsaw
  6. Thailand: Bangkok
  7. Brazil: Rio, Sao Paulo, and Salvador
  8. Japan: Tokyo, and Yokohama
  9. Australia: Sydney
  10. Canada: Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal
  11. China: Beijing, Xi’an, Shanghai, and Hong Kong

In the summer of 2014 I got the opportunity to travel to Spain, Portugal, France, Monaco, and Morocco and it was one of the best experiences I have ever had. I went with a great group of people and truly did have the time of my life.

I am very thankful and fortunate to have parents that share my love for travel. They are two of my favorite people to travel with and I can’t wait to see what adventures await us. My travel bucket list is incomplete but I can’t wait to mark things off and also add new places to the list.

I would love to know places you have traveled to or ideas on where my next adventure should be. Thanks for reading and comments, ideas, and suggestions are welcomed as always.

Kels

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Favorite Friends Episodes

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Anyone that knows me knows I am a HUGE Friends fan. I totally geeked out when I found Friends was going to be added to Netflix even though I own all 10 seasons on DVD. Picking my favorite episodes out of the 236 episodes was extremely difficult. I some how narrowed the list down to 14 episodes (some with 2 parts).

  1. The one with the prom video (S. 2, Ep. 14)
  2. The one where no one is ready (S. 3, Ep. 2)
  3. The one with the football (S. 3, Ep. 9)
  4. The one with the embryos (S. 4, Ep. 12)
  5. The one with Ross’s Wedding (S. 4, Eps. 23/24)
  6. The one where everyone finds out (S. 5, Ep. 14)
  7. The one with the cop (S. 5, Ep. 16)
  8. The one with the proposal (S. 6, Eps. 24/25)
  9. The one with all the cheesecake (S. 7, Ep. 11)
  10. The one with Monica and Chandler’s wedding (S. 7, Eps. 23/24)
  11. The one with the red sweater (S. 8, Ep. 2)
  12. The one where Ross is fine (S. 10, Ep. 2)
  13. The one with Phoebe’s wedding (S. 10, Ep. 12)
  14. The last one (S. 10, Ep. 18)

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My all time favorite two episodes are in red. Friends made number one on My top 10 TV shows and the theme song made it onto my Sound Track To My Life blog post. I am not sure when my love for Friends started but I am so glad it did.

Thanks for reading and I would love comments, ideas, and suggestions as always.

Kels

To be watched list

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If you’ve been reading my blog you know that I watch a lot of TV shows and movies on Netflix. I went through Netflix and I made a list of all the TV shows I would love to watch sometime.

  • Its Always Sunny In Philadelphia
  • The Office
  • New Girl
  • How To Get Away With Murder
  • 3% (Netflix original)
  • Sense 8 (Netflix Original)
  • The 4400
  • The Fosters
  • Blue Bloods
  • Scandal
  • Rules of Engagement
  • Freaks and Geeks
  • American Crime
  • The Killing (Netflix Original)
  • Parks and Recreation
  • The People vs. O.J. Simpson
  • Seinfied (only offered on DVD through Netflix)
  • The Ranch (Netflix Original)
  • That 70s Show
  • Glee
  • Merli
  • Friday Night Lights
  • Scream
  • Person of Interest
  • Ghost Whisperer
  •  CSI: NY
  • NCIS

This is a list I made of shows that are all on Netflix. I am sure there are a bunch of shows I missed that should be on here but here is a good list so far. It is going to take my a long while to complete this list but I am excited to tackle it.

I would love to hear about some of your favorite shows so I can add them to my list or tell me how much you loved a show that is already on my list. Thanks for reading and as always I would love to get comments, ideas, and suggestions from anyone willing to share.

Kels

Sound Track To My Life

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Music is a big part of my life and is something I listen to everyday. In this post I am going to name some of my all time favorite songs, their artist, and the year they were released.

  1. The Rembrants: I’ll be there for you (1995)
  2. Billy Joel: Piano Man (1973)
  3. Queen: Bohemian Rhapsody (9175)
  4. Train: Drops of Jupiter (2001)
  5. Celine Dion: Tale As Old As Time (1991)
  6. Bryan Adams: Summer of ’69 (1984)
  7. Lee Brice: Love Like Crazy (2010)
  8. Blink-182: I Miss You (2003)
  9. The Outfields: Your Love (1986)
  10. Dolly Parton: Jolene (1975)
  11. Simple Minds: Don’t You Forget About Me (1985)
  12. Elvis Presley: Can’t Help Fallin In Love (1961)
  13. Whitney Houston: I Will Always Love You (1992)
  14. The Beach Boys: Kokomo (1989)

Making this list was very fun because I love music and I got a chance to research and listen to different songs trying to figure out what songs I wanted to add to my favorites. Most of these songs expect 3 were all released before I was born. With that being said I truly believe that they don’t make music like they used to.

“The worlds most famous and popular language is music.” -Psy

I would love to know some of your favorite songs. Comments, ideas, and suggestions are always welcomed and encouraged. Thanks for reading.

Kels

Happiness is

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One of my favorite things to do is make a happiness is list. I make this list about every couple of months because it is a reminder to myself that there are a lot of things that make me happy.

Happiness is…..

  • target
  • Dr. Pepper
  • sleep
  • a good book
  • new tattoos
  • movies
  • Big Bang Theory
  • rain
  • coloring
  • freshly shaved legs
  • alone time
  • book stores
  • being with Justin
  • Christmas music
  • airports
  • a clean house

I made a shorten version of my normal list because I can fill up multiple pages with things that make me happy. This list can be as simple or as complex as you want to make it. I encourage all of you to make a list similar to this and truly see how little things can make you incredibly happy.

Thanks for reading as always. I would love comments, ideas, and suggestions.

Kels

Favorite Quotes

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Quotes are memorable and give us something to relate to. I narrowed my quote list down to 8 that are by far my favorites.

  1. “Adventure is worthwhile.” – Aesop
  2. “You must be the change you with to see in the world.” – Gandhi
  3. “Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.” – Robert H. Schuller
  4. “Traveling- it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta
  5. “Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.” – Carol Burnett
  6. “Let us remember: one book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the word.” – Malala Yousafzai
  7. “There is no friend as loyal as a book.” – Ernest Hemingway
  8. “The more you know yourself, the less judgmental you become.” – Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel

As I was making this list I realized you can tell a lot about a person by their favorite quotes. This week I encourage you to ask a person what their favorite quote is and see what you can infer from that. Remembering though not to pass judgement just making inferences.

Thanks for reading as always. I would love to know what some of your favorite quotes are please, feel free to share. Comments, ideas, and suggestions and welcomed as always.

Kels

Things I can’t live without

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The list was surprisingly hard to come up with. It took me longer then I thought to come up with the things. When I started I wanted to come up with 10 things but found that was very hard for me to do and had to settle with 8 things.

  1. Books: I absolutely love to read and a world without books is a world I do not want to be in.
  2. A journal: I need something to write on because I always have thoughts, feelings, or ideas I need to right down.
  3. Dr. Pepper: Hi my name is Kelsey and I am an addict. I have been told that Dr. Pepper runs through my veins.
  4. Netflix: I enjoy a good binge watching session.
  5. Cellphone: I hate to admit it but not having a cellphone would be veryyyy hard.
  6. Chap stick: No matter the time of year I always have like 20 tubes of chap-stick around my house because my lips are always chapped.
  7. Sticky Notes: I am probably the most forgetful person and I use a lot of sticky notes to remind myself to do just about everything.
  8. My parents: My parents are my best friends and we do just about everything together.

These are in no particular order because I love all 8 of these things so much.

Thanks for reading and I would love comments, suggestions, and any ideas to help me make my blog better.

Kels

Spring Cleaning

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Spring is officially among us my friends. With spring comes spring cleaning. I have been doing a lot of spring cleaning and trying to get rid of a lot of the clutter in my tiny home.

Here are my spring cleaning tips:

  • Bedrooms
    • Floors: sweep/vacuum and mop if necessary
    • Windows: wipe down
    • Bedding: strip down bed and wash and dry all sheets, blankets, and pillow cases
    • Furniture: dust/wipe down
    • Celiing fan: dust/wipe down
  • Bathroom
    • Floors: sweep and mop
    • Toilet: use toilet bowl cleaner for inside and a bleach/bathroom cleaner for outside
    • Sink/vanity: use bleach/bathroom cleaner for sink top, wipe down doors and drawers, go through contents, and clean mirror
    • Shower: use bleach/bathroom cleaner for shower and tub
    • Windows: wipe down
  • Kitchen
    • cabinets : wipe down and go through contents
    • Windows : wipe down
    • Floors: sweep/vacuum and mop
    • Trash can: clean inside and outside
    • appliances : wipe down outside and inside
    • Fridge: clean out fridge and freezer
  • Living room
    • Floors: sweep/vacuum and mop
    • Coffee table/end tables: dust tops and the legs
    • Furniture: vacuum under cushions and use furniture if necessary  
    • Windows: wipe down
    • Ceiling fan: dust/wipe down

Here is a link to a free printable spring cleaning checklist:  SpringCleaningChecklist

Thanks for reading and I would love any comments, suggestions, or ideas.

Kels

My top 20 Bible verses

  1. For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11
  2. For we live by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7
  3. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; you rod nd your staff, they comfort me. Psalm 23:4
  4. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:6
  5. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5
  6. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 6:34
  7. So do not fear, for I m with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10
  8. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 1 Corinthians 13:4
  9. I can do all this through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13
  10. God is our refuge and strength, an every-present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1
  11. For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self- discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7
  12. The Lord you God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing. Zephaniah 3:17
  13. Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God does with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:6
  14. Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. 1 Corinthians 16:13
  15. “Come to me, all you who are weary nd burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28
  16. The Lord has done it this very day; let us rejoice today and be glad. Psalm 118:24
  17. “So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, nd you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. Luke 11:9
  18. For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23
  19. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us form all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9
  20. for “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Romans 10:13

Thanks for reading and as always I would love comments, suggestions, and any ideas anyone has.

Kels

Beauty and the Beast

movie posterI recently went and saw the new Beauty and the Beast movie. There are not enough words to describe how good this movie is.

Title: Beauty and the Beast

Release Date: March 17, 2017

Rating: 10/10

Overview/plot: Belle takes her fathers place when he is taken prisoner by a beast that lives in a castle. Putting her fears to rest she befriends all the enchanted staff members in the castle and eventually looks beyond the fact the Beast is a beast.

My thoughts: Beauty and the Beast is by far my favorite Disney movie and I was a little skeptical at first when I found out about the remake of such a good animated movie. I have to say this is a very well done remake. It stayed true to the original movie but also had just enough new additions to make it different. They picked the perfect person to play Belle, but I do think they could have choose a better person to play the Beast. Overall Disney did a fantastic job.

Books:

  1. Beauty and the Beast By: Gabrielle- Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve (1740)
  2. Beauty and the Beast novelization By: Disney (2017)
  3. Beauty and the Beast: lost in a book By: Jennifer Donnelly (2017)

I have read the Disney novelization book and the Jennifer Donnelly book is currently on my book shelf waiting to be read. I would love to read the original book to see how well it follows the first Beauty and the Beast animated movie released in 1991.

This movie was really good and I will be buying it when it comes out on DVD. I am a huge Beauty and the Beast fan and have been long waiting to see this movie.

Thanks for reading and as always I would love comments, ideas, and suggestions. I have been throwing the idea around of doing an interview with someone and posting a blog about it but not sure exactly what I want to do so if anyone has any ideas I would love to hear them.

Kels