Sunday, October 31, 2010


{pumpkins and cupcakes}

Halloween is today! But i wont blog about it til tomorrow, because the best part of this day hasnt happened yet.

This is part of the mirror in my parents bathroom. Although i'm not as committed to post its as my mother, i feel like i need them to keep me sane constantly. With colleges and junk lately, i feel like im barely keeping up.

The prettiest cupcakes i've ever made. I absolutely love cupcakes, and my dear friend mary blakely does too. Sometime in the future, we're opening a cupcake shop. just you wait.

here's stuart and i with our pumpkins. The pig one i made on wednesday, but we made the other two yesterday. I made the nerd and he made the man with the mustache.

I'm choosing tonight to soak in halloween and enjoy absolutely everything about it. I think you should too. Why not enjoy every minute of life if you have to live it anyway?

Much love,


Friday, October 29, 2010

Seeing Stars

(mind the ones done with glitter glue)

When i was little, i remember being extremely frustrated that i couldn't draw stars. i remember crying and being so upset that i couldn't understand how they worked. It took me a little while til i could finally do them. And now, i can do them effortlessly.

Life is about learning technique, and mastering it. Without even knowing it, you will learn things that to you now, require no extra thought.

Life is amazing, and i am astounded daily at the capabilities that everyone possesses.

Much love,


one way is okay

(baby sitting owen this afternoon)

There are so many incidents in my life where i have always done something for someone, and it has never been returned. It may be frustrating, but it is better to do the act, whether you get it returned or not.
Although, in most situations, working equally is how it is supposed to be.

THE reason you do things for other people, should never be to expect something in return.
Selfless service is the best possible thing you could give anyone,
and in some way or another you'll receive it back.

The way to find yourself, is through serving others.

Much love,


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

futuristic thinking

While speaking today with one of my very good friends Colette, which i constantly have extremely deep conversations with, i created the perfect quote:
"If you aren't constantly thinking of your future, you won't have one"
If you aren't constantly thinking of how your daily actions will affect your future, you will not have the future you want. Although the smallest things might not seem to make a difference, they do add up.

I want you to have the best life possible, and i know you do too.

Much love,


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

beauty in sickness

Being sick feels like [insert bad word here]

In the most positive way possible, i love being sick, not including any of the symptoms. I love being sick, because it makes me realize each time after recovery, that i shouldn't take health for granted. Or anything for granted.
Last tuesday, my other gerbil died. I was completely okay (although i do hate the feeling of touching something that was once alive) I got another one that afternoon and named it Supra (after the shoes) but i just call him baby. I realized that although that gerbil wasn't my favorite, i could've appreciated it more during it's life.

My cliche life lesson of-the-day is:

Never take anything for granted, and appreciate everything in the moment.

Much love,


Tuesday, October 19, 2010


(a super old picture from a long time ago, don't stare too hard at my pants)
I realized tonight when i was driving home from kickboxing that i've gotten a lot stronger throughout my years. yes, it took me til just about an hour ago to figure this out. Not only am i much stronger physically, but most dramatically mentally. I am much mature in certain situations, and know more what to expect.
No wonder old people are wise. Life by itself, without you knowing it, will teach you everything you need to know.
I am thankful for everything life throws at me, and everything i have experienced to learn something from.
No matter what.
Life is a ride and there is never anything that's worth giving it up.
Much love,

my lil franchisers

(the mother of all curly fries)

Dear Arianna, Kambyl, Tori, Sam, Kendra, Torron & you.
Go out there and BLOG!
about anything & everything.
I'll be right along wth you.
much love,

Monday, October 18, 2010

trashy to the T

I spent my afternoon at the fair. First of all, im classy & the fair is frankly, very obviously
But, i chose to embrace it.

I chose to ignore the smell of fried anything, the garbage on the ground, the lumpily-stuffed screaming-of-polyester stuffed animals, the invisible but oh-so-there germs floating around, the yelling in country accents, and all that junk.

Positively, I found some things i loved. Surprised?

I had to. I had to. I might not ever wear it...but i couldn't let it stay in that horrible place forever. It needed a suitable home.

Now THIS is the stuff. I found this amazing candy place (shack/tent) and they had all of this candy i totally forgot existed but a long time ago loved. i thought most of these things were extinct, but some are still around and are most definitely loved by me.

Here's the entire list:

satellite wafers
necco wafers
circus peanuts
blow pops
blooper buttons
carnival flavored skittles
bazooka gum
various lollipops
candy necklaces
tex hot giant jelly beans (theyre hot)
violet flavored candy
pop rocks
sweet tarts
lemon heads
truly fruit jellys
giant krabby patties
dum dums
(i think thats about it)

jealous? go get some!

Now, for the prime moment of the evening.

First of all, *close your eyes* and imagine the most intense feeling of love youve ever felt. (like mother to child) now imagine that amplified times infinity.

envelope this moment.

i couldnt stop starring, i couldnt stop crying and i have never ever ever wanted to be cuddling with all those lil snorters than anything ever before in my life. The most obvious one was sooo soo addicting to stare at. I hope i feel towards my babies as i feel towards these piggies. im sure i'll love them way more than these babies, but i cant even comprehend it yet.

uh oh. baby hungry. (dont freak)

maybe i should just break in and spend the night in that pin. its worth the poop and slobber.

Remember this? well, here's the proof.

much-o love-o forever-o,


Saturday, October 16, 2010


It's about time i blogged about this scary re-occurring incident.
For about six entire months, i've had this freakish event where almost EVERY single time it's 12:34 a.m. OR p.m. i just happen to look at the clock.

I've been slightly paranoid about this, trying to figure out exactly what it means.

But hopefully, it's just coincidence.

Anything like this ever happen to you?

mucho love-o,


Friday, October 15, 2010

the present

Kendra: noun. the craziest person you will ever meet & jeanette's best friend.

right this second. i am crying. why?
I miss my best friend.

she makes me conquer the impossible.
and there is no one else like her.

she's been gone since wednesday and i feel like a gigantic chunk has been ripped out of me.

but hopefully,
i will see her tonight.

chunk unchunked.

much love,


Thursday, October 14, 2010

the best and worst day of my life

Once i woke up this morning, i had absolutely no idea what would happen today (as anyone, but you get the dramatic point)

I went to my doctors appointment, thinking nothing abnormal would happen. The doc said i had to be updated on three of my shots. This was the first time i had ever had a completely confident attitude towards shots. Soon my "okay, let's get this over with" attitude would die quickly. They gave me the first shot, completely fine. the second, ouch and the third, i fainted. I woke up from my faint (which always feels like youre napping for 10 hours and wake up in utter confusion) and felt like complete crap. crap is actually an understatement. I have never felt that miserable, icky, gross, dizzy, throw-uppy, disgusting, poopy in my entire almost eighteen years of life. That was the most horrible moment of my life. I laid there on that paper covered doctor bed for about an hour. I thought that feeling would never end. I felt ashamed. ashamed that my body was so weak and couldnt handle it. I always like to believe im strong, but moments like these make me feel completely deflated. BUT like everything in life, i got better. I eventually, gradually improved in how i felt. I finally felt better enough to go to school to be there for the birthday of my favorite boy...

Dear Chris,
you completely amplify my life.
I love how we have so much in common, but so much in different,
i don't think anyone else in the world gets along as well as us.
i absolutely loved today and i know that you did too.
thanks for helping me completely forget about my horrible morning, putting up with my crippled complaints, and letting me buy you stuff.
we will forever talk about our love for shoes, and for you, i'll say i can pull off supras. but we will just have to see.


(because saying jeanette makes it seem too formal)

oh hey, here's me and chris at bk.

& me with one of my booboo-ed arms.

there is always bad to more fully appreciate the good.

much love,


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

here comes halloweenie

Here is me on halloween last year. I love this picture for a number of reasons.

#1. im having a very intimate kiss with a velcro monkey
#2. i was tinkerbell
#3. it was halloweeeeeen
#4. i had my curly hair, which i kind of (not really) miss.
#5. my totally anti-buff-before-boxing arms.

Halloween is in 19 days.

Me and my mommy went to this local pumpkin patch today and got six of the cutest pumpkins in all of existence. I seriously kissed one of them. That's how seriously intense my relationship is with autumn/fall/halloween/cute pumpkins.

Go! Get a pumpkin (or two or fifty...)
no kissing mandatory, but highly suggested

Did i seriously tell you to kiss pumpkins?

this blog is going downhill.

But! life is amazing and there is always so much to look forward to.

beaucoup d'amour,


Monday, October 11, 2010

my sister got old

Dear duh duh,
today you are one year older and yet another year away from me at college. In just about two months you will be forever married to matty poo (hope you dont get mad at me for calling him that). On saturday i found this thermal mug that had 'glee' on the side. I knew it was for you until i realized it was cheap quality. I'm still searching for your perfect gift. You don't deserve anything poor in quality, so you definitely deserve matt. No matter how caught up you get into your upcoming new life, ill always be here for you, still catching up.

(almost always in step)

(on the beach in charleston, it was freezing)

(freshman year for me, she was so nice to actually pay attention to her little sister)

(dancing. even though we werent all that good, it didnt matter)

(still okay being seen with me and my bubbly chanel shades)


(eating at kneaders)

(christmas break 2009)

(showing her love while my visit to her apartment in march)

(right before she left me again)

(our personalities in two bags)

(its love)

I absolutely love you Jessica (duds). I cant wait to see you in november (for thankgiving and my birthday) and in december (for your wedding). I wish for you everything good in the world. Although we don't look alike, we still smile the same.

I smile for you.

Much love,


p.s. my friend chris says happy birthday. although you don't know him, you'll soon hear all about him.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

heart mail.

{getting mail, the old fashioned way is my favorite}
Trust The
-alexandra stoddard-
mail always makes my day
Much love,

Friday, October 8, 2010

Reinforced Respect

I am in the careful process of creating a group at school called Reinforced Respect. It is mainly focused on anti-bullying and amplifying youre attitude towards other people. The reason i have decided to create this group is because i find it incredibly important that everyone deserves respect. In this past month of school there has already been three suicides across the nation due to bullying. That is more than enough. I know, that if there were more thoughtful individuals in the world, and people who actually cared for others, this could be easily prevented.

What can you do?

-Approach every human-being with an open-minded attitude. Try to understand where theyre coming from to further understand them as a person and why they do what they do.

-Appreciate what makes someone different. Everyone has something about them that is different than you and others.

-Stop caring about what others think about you.

-Popularity is not as important as kindness.

Bullying pushes my BIG RED BUTTON.

Nothing frustrates me more than people being insensitive, hurtful or selfish to other people.

Kill them with kindness.

It is our choices that make us who we are.

I promise you, that i will always be a friend to you, and treat you with sincere respect.

Much love,


(to join my mini-movement, just let me know!)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

for my christina

{best snow day of my life}

This girl , makes me feel beautiful on my worst days.

Her constant compliments always keep me going.

She deserves every blog post to be dedicated to her, and maybe they are.

Christina, you deserve absolutely everything you want in life.

I love you immeasurably.

much love,



You will never be able to comprehend how much you mean to me.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

I believe

I believe everyone deserves what they honestly desire for.

I believe in love.

I believe that it's okay to not make my bed.

I believe in God.

I believe everyone deserves respect.

I believe in being healthy

I believe that people should be allowed to love what they love.

I believe everyone should be forgiven.

I believe blogging is extremely therapeutical

I believe in respect.

I believe in the importance of saving the environment

I believe in freedom of expression

I believe in you.

let's just say.....

considering how beautiful and yummy my lunch was today,
it must mean that
Life is good.
besides my sucky kidneys.

Saturday, October 2, 2010


(at the south carolina aquarium holding at urchin)

I seriously had the bummiest (that is a word) saturday in existence. Last night, i fell asleep at around 11:30 watching iron man 2, and woke up at four realizing i never got ready for bed. It wasn't until six that i finally fell back asleep (maybe desperate housewives on my ipod got in the way...)
All this morning i kept waking up off and on but finally, officially woke up at TWO in the afternoon! This is the first saturday that i've gotten to sleep in since school started and i'm also sick (third cold in a month). I find those completely acceptable excuses. Once i finally got up, i ate breakfast (a croissant w/ nutella and a banana). From then until now i have been sewing my dress together.

Although i wasted a majority of the day sleeping, i really really needed to catch up. Especially since i only get about six hours of sleep every school night.

I hope you get time to bum once in awhile.
It's strangely refreshing.

much love,