Ten Book Tag

2:30:00 PM

Though I rarely post on Facebook, I still log on every now and then. 
 Recently, a little red bubble popped up, signaling I had a notification. My friend had tagged me in a challenge. I felt like there would be no other choice for me, to write it up as a blog. 
 The Ten Book Tag rules are simple, create a list of 10 books that had the greatest impact on you, or choose ones that make you feel like you wouldn't be the person you are today having not read them. 

I haven't actually sat and read a novel since the middle of August, as with school and work finding times to pause and read is rather difficult. 

In no particular order, here they are;

1.The Fault in Our Stars-John Green

2. My Sister's Keeper-Jodi Picoult
3.Nineteen Minutes-Jodi Picoult
4. Misty of Chincoteague-Marguerite Henry
5.Mockingjay-Suzanne Collins
6.Sideways Stories from Wayside School
7, The Great Gatsby-F.Scott Fitzgerald
8. Magic Treehouse-Mary Pope Osborne
9.To Kill a Mockingbird- Harper Lee
10.Firefly Lane-Kristen Hannah

Mostly this list of books consists of ones that made me feel something or that I found really interesting! This was actually more difficult to do than you would think! 
Right now I'm going to nominate 3 people!

If you're not one of the three great individuals above do not worry! You can still write up a post about it! I think tags are fun, so I'm excited to see everyone's top 10! 
If you do it too, make sure you link yours in the comments below! 
I hope you're all having a great day so far! 
Thanks for reading!


Historic Walks

1:00:00 PM

You never know what your town has to offer. But do you ever wonder about the people that used to live there?
Way before you, years and years ago?

Recently, during my birthday weekend, after sleeping for ten hours because I was feeling poorly, my dad, his girlfriend and I went out on a little adventure.
When you're ill it's good to get out of the house, if you're feeling up for it.
The weather was so nice out and I felt bad having to stay inside because I wasn't feeling the best. So I decided to tag along.
We went to the Art Museum in my town, it sits on a steep hill and it's in a beautiful building.

In the front is a large garden, filled with sculptures and statues.  The only time I was ever at the museum was when I took trips for school, therefore we hadn't really had the chance to explore the gardens. 

This museum, is known for it's "Birds in Arts" Pieces done by artists from different places and different eras. It was really neat seeing the different pieces, as I'm not extremely artistic, and I'm really impressed with anyone who can draw on such a great level!

I mostly loved the Owl pieces, as they're my favorite birds. I could stare at them for hours! 
The paintings, drawings and sculptures were all great! 
After wandering around the museum for a bit, we had to make a decision, go home or go on a little drive. We decided on the drive and stopped at an island near the downtown portion of my town! 
It was so beautiful looking at the scenery in a part of town that I had never actually been to before. 
There's a historic walk, with signs that tell the story of what happened around that area many years ago. 

It was gorgeous scenery, and it was very interesting to learn about the logging that happened on the rivers. 
The adventure also had me thinking about what people would be like back in the olden days, what would it be like with wagons pulling up to a shop, or a train rolling through town. 

After the walk, being a bit poorly yet, I was tired and ready to head home in hopes of taking a quick nap or even a nice hot bath. 

I hope you all are having great Septembers so far! 
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A curly visitor

1:30:00 PM

 No I'm not talking about Harry Styles from One Direction coming to Wisconsin on the 28th of August to watch a Packers (his favorite football team) game. I still need to meet him. Yes I'm still slightly salted at the fact that those boys aren't doing a show at Lambeau for their Where We are Stadium Tour.

Moving on...

The other weekend, shortly after Harry had popped up another curly headed guest arrived at my dads house. His name is Jack. He has gray hair, beady eyes and walks on four legs. 

Jack, belongs to my grandmother and he was visiting while she had gone on a trip up north. 

Sadie was not too pleased by his presence in "her" household. 
Once Sadie sat herself in my lap, she would growl everytime poor Jack would walk by. 

My dad and I did take them both on a walk, as I would have felt bad only taking one dog and not the other. 
Jack is much more energetic than Sadie is, and she wasn't too sure what to think of him following her around as she tried to go about her business. 
They were both moving too quick for me to take a proper photo. 
Eventually they did get used to eachother and seperated themselves with no problems the rest of the night. 

I know this post was much shorter than I meant it to be but I haven't blogged about Sadie for awhile, and so I thought I would squeeze this one in! 
I hope you enjoyed it! 
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Goodbye Teenage Years

1:08:00 PM

 September 5th was my last day as a teenager. September 6th was my first day as a 20 year old. 
  That makes me seem old. I had to rise early in the morning, as I had to be at work at 7am. 
Though once everyone at work found out that it was my birthday, the main reaction was "wait you're seriously 20? you don't look 20." 
I guess I'll hold onto that for awhile. 
 The whole team sang to me, while I was taking a guest order at drive through. What a laugh. 
I do love working there though, it's so much fun. It's also my first job working with people who aren't under the age of seven. 

As an early birthday gift, my body decided it would be really cool if I came down with a nasty cold. Having worked 8 hour shifts almost every day for the last two and a half weeks, I was exhausted and went straight to bed for a two hour nap. 
With a little bit of drool, I woke up in time to get ready for dinner and eat with family and friends at the house. 
There was delicious lasagna, garlic bread(with a smiley face on it) and of course cake!

Something that has been a tradition every birthday my sister and I have is that our dad makes us a cake. He designs it himself, usually asking us ahead of time what kind of cake we like, and what design we want it to be. My sister this year had the Divergent flame and I had  a mountain cake. 
He's quite artistic and they always turn out really neat! 
After eating and catching up with family friends we headed off to the Irish Festival for a short while before heading over to my dads girlfriends house for cards and dice. 

I had a great birthday, even though I felt completely exhausted and poorly. 

I wore my jawbreaking "Not all who wander are lost" top (you can see that here) with just a pair of black skinny jeans. 

I hope you're all having a great September so far! 



A trip to the Frat house

1:00:00 PM

For many people, this time of year means a new school year. Chances are, if you're in University or College, you've already been moved in for a little while as you're reading this now or you're about to embark on that day very soon. 
A few weeks ago, one of my friends was moving into a Frat house. 
A Frat house, is a house that holds all of the brothers in the fraternity. A fraternity is a group of men formed with common goals and aspirations who make a commitment to each other for life. The members share a lot, as they're living in close quarters. 
For girls it's called a sorority. 

I was able to tag along for the trip, as I don't have any other siblings moving away and I was honestly curious as to what it was like! 

We packed a truck and a car full of his clothing and school essentials, and drove two hours south from where I live to the capital of Wisconsin, Madison. 
Madison University is a huge campus with 41,946 students. 

After moving him in, his mother said good by and my dad, myself and her all went out to eat near the capital building. 
I was starving by the time we finally had lunch so, I have no pictures of it, but it was delicious! 

I love looking at the buildings, there are some really neat old ones, and there is one street that is only open to cleaning vehicles, police, and buses. 

Here are some of the shots I took!

The big dome building is our Capital building!

After wandering the streets and popping in and out of shops, we decided to visit the inside of the Capital building!

The steps are made of marble, I just love the detail in the building. 

This is the badger, Wisconsin's state animal. 

How beautiful right? It was nice and sunny thankfully when I took these. 

And one last picture before we headed home, from the Capital building to the street we had previously been wandering about on. 

If you're moving into University, or are just going to school soon then good luck! I start September 2nd! Which is really soon, honestly I can't wait until the Semester is over but it doesn't do any good to just wish the time away! 
If your classes have already begun, good luck! I wish you the best! 

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