Friday, May 28, 2010

Happy Memorial Day!!!

Hi Everyone...
Just wanted to wish ya'll a happy long weekend :)  go have a great great time and i hope you have time to relax and have a great time so go and have a great time!

i will be at the beach this weekend, i even took off tuesday!! :) so i will not be blogging but everyone, hoping for good weather!!!



Thursday, May 27, 2010

Picture Picture :)

my favorite dog at the dog shelter :) :)



1.      Your Name, Blog website and/or etsy website and logo.
Hi! My name is Lauren, but in this blogosphere I go by Laurnie. It’s a nickname that’s been with me since I was probably 4, and close friends have used it for years. Its taken on many spellings – Nornie, Lornie, Naurnie…but I prefer Laurnie. No particular reason. I have 2 blogs – well 3, but the 3rd is one of those private, invitation only thingies. My first blog, my main squeeze, is Some Whine With Cheese ( My 2nd is more of a project blog – a traveling notebook/ I don’t have an etsy! Yet. Id like to think that Im as crazy talented and creative as all the etsy shop owners out there, but I have accepted that sadly, I am not. So I will just keep buying stuff to keep those people in business.

2.      What are your inspirations for starting your site?   
I first started my blog right before my 30th birthday this past October. I had made a 20 before 30 list, and figured I would update my progress and share it with my friends and family. Then I started finding other blogs, and became inspired to actually write about more than just those 20 things, and here I am. 7 months later, I have written about everything from the 100 books I want to finish in a year (yea, Ive slacked. I don’t want to talk about it) to the crazy stuff my bf does for me, as well as random thoughts that fill my head. Its become quite an addiction and Im so glad I did, because I think I have discovered my love for writing – just need a little more practice.

The Notebook Journey idea just kind of came about one morning. I thought it would be cool to have drawing, thoughts, recipes, pictures, etc from all the great blog friends I have discovered around the world. So I put together an artsy looking notebook, and sent it off. Initially I had 22 people when I started it, never thinking I would fill the book in the first round. Now I have 148 people, and I wont be getting it back for 3 years! I love the idea of this thing just traveling to different states and countries. And wonder where I will be in 3 years when I get it back

3. Tell us something about you & include ur favorite picture.
Hmm. About me. I had a hard enough time filling this out for my profile! Its always difficult filling something out where you just talk about yourself, I envy the people it comes easy to. Lets see…can I make it short and sweet? Ive learned more about myself in the past year than my entire 30 years of being alive. Im witty, confused, deliciously happy, in love, curious, lost, unselfish, excited. But I still wish I knew what I know now when I was 21. I guess that’s the fun part of growing up though.

This is my favorite picture – its of me and Wes, the Mister in my life. He is a big Johnny Cash fan, and we took this picture on our way out to dinner in Palm Springs, and it had such a Johnny Cash feel to it. I cant explain it. So its now an 8x10 picture hanging in our hallway. No, Im not naked.

3.      A photo with you and a coffee cup/mug/paper cup.. something along those lines!  * i had to add this :) *

THIS was fun. I have to have ONE cup of iced coffee a day – yet somehow a picture of me with my addiction didn’t exist. So I took it for you right now. Notice that sweet leopard print hoodie in the background? Don’t be jealous. And my addiction is so bad (and expensive) that I purchased my own plastic iced cup (pictured), an espresso maker, and my favorite syrup (Cinnamon Dolce Latte). Although nothing beats the ones freshly made at your local starbucks…

Thanks lady for featuring :) 


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Pretty Photos for a Rainy Day

and that's where i would like to be right now...
instead of in new york..where it's rainy and miserable.



My name is Sam Liu, I'm 15 and I come from Liverpool, United Kingdom. My blog is called Thoughts, writings, coffee... and can be found at

My blog's logo/button is:

Inspirations: I've always been a lover Art, creativity and writing. In my spare time, I love nothing more than to write: short stories, poetry, ideas, anything. One day, I decided that I wanted to share my writings with the world and so I started a blog. I didn't expect to get many readers, but after a while, I earned an audience, whose feedback and comments gave me all the motivation I needed to carry on blogging. As far as my writing is concerned, I am moved to write by the world. I watch people, I explore our behaviour and I take a step back and reflect on the lives we all lead. I suppose, in essence, my work is simply my take on Humanity and its condition.  

Something about me: My biggest dream in life is to become a published writer and I hope that my works will, one day, be it big or small, make some sort of a difference. I hope that my creations inspire other people to write and create wonderful pieces of Art. Another thing - I'm a coffee addict and a perfectionist. 

I've attached a photo of me with a warming cup of coffee. It's a recent picture, taken whilst I was on the computer, tending to my blog. I like it because I'm using my favourite coffee cup, with a Union Jack print on it. 

Lastly, thank you for providing your readers with this wonderful opportunity, it's really kind of you :) 

Thanks Sam for featuring today!


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Photos a Day

i need something new in my life. i think i am gooing to try to take a new picture every day somehow. whether it be with my phone or camera, but i am beginning to think i dont have enough pictures now that i am not really going anywhere. i know i won't be able to keep up with it that often but i need more pictures!

do you take enough photos from your life?

i feel like if i had an iphone i would be more apt to take pictures but my blackberry just doesnt cut it.


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Not enough time... too much to do

i am really very sorry i have been MIA in the blogging world. my life has been crazy lately. so many things going on in my life between keeping up with people, work being crazy stressful, coordinating my life with others, all this shit... trying to fit sleeping in that pattern somewhere.. its nice but at the same time it's almost too much stuff to do and too little time.

and as soon as summer comes, i can foresee it getting crazier! between graduations, the jersey shore, possibly jamaica again, birthdays, 4th of july, work, life, softball, beach..... ahhhhhhhhh apparently i just dont have time to fit the gym into my life ever!!! if only i didnt work so far away...and was able to blog during work... or do anything during work besides doing work!!! lol....

is everyone else in the same boat? i feel like a lot of my other blogger friends have become just as busy as me and havent written a lot lately...and it sucks that i havent been able to find time to write on here..and the truth is i cant write some things in my life on here now soooo that makes it harder.

i hope everyone is having a nice week and if you would like to be featured on my blog, i would love to have you :) and if anyone has any topics that they would like to see..send them at me!!!

and although i am frustrated! I am also very happy at the same time...


Monday, May 10, 2010


1. Your Name, Blog website and/or etsy website and logo.

My name is Ivy.  It isn't short for a longer name... just Ivy.

My blog is Inspirations by Ivy: and I also contribute to Bangin' Hot Book Boys: and a medical blog Skin Fitness:

I wish I was talented enough to have a service website featured on ETSY but sadly, no; --|  talent is missing in that department.... although I am always searching for it.


2. What are your inspirations for starting your site?   
"Inspire"... that is a great word and for that reason it is in my blog title.  My hubs (Mr. Ivy, a.k.a. Bubba) has always done our family blog.  Mostly just pic's of our growing family and funny tidbits that he feels should be published for our family and friends.... I always just shared my cool finds on facebook.  Yep, I said it, {whisper...facebook}.  It was junking up my friend's streams and I knew there had to be a better way to show all the things that inspire me while allowing people to read it when they wanted..... so I started "Inspirations by Ivy".  My third post was about coffee. It is a big part of my life {some of you may think that is sad but Jen here will think I am totes cool!}  Anyway--go check it out.  I started in September of 2009 so I guess that makes me new to blogging.  I admire each and every one of my fans, I visit their sites often and love learning about them and their inspirations.  It is an adorable group and you must be a part of it.

3. Tell us something about you & include ur favorite picture.
Something about me.... well, I have a lot "about me" stuff all over my blog.  Sometimes I think it is impossible to pin me down to one thing or one way cause I am all over and crazy and fun and lazy and just a plain old riot--but it all comes back to my true character.  I believe in love, happiness, harmony and laughter.  I know that some cynics will think that is generic or impossible.... but it's true.  Thumper was right, "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all."  and I also like to treat others as I would want to be treated.... no matter how stupid they are.... I will try! :)
This is a photo of my parents.  I don't know why I picked this out of the hundreds of photos I love but it is one of my favs. Maybe b/c we were talking about me.... and I came from them and they taught me how to be a good person.  We should all be so lucky to have someone in our life to thank for giving us a good start.  My parents have been married for 38 years.  They are a pure example of what love and kindness can give you: a fun and healthy life.

{Oh man.... getting mushy.... time to pull up and get my thoughts back on track--love me for being in touch with my emotions--K? good, let's proceed}

4. A photo with you and a coffee cup/mug/paper cup.. something along those lines!  * i had to add this :) *
So, my life has a lot of coffee in it.... but not many coffee pics!  This is a photo I took on my Mac with photo booth one night when MamaKatsLosinIt was on twitter.  She was in need of a drink, I was in need of a drink so we did it virtually.  Mine was Bailey's on ice in my favorite peace mug.  So, it wasn't coffee but it is a coffee mug and I do drink Bailey's with coffee on occasion so, it counts.  The photo quality is what it is and the mess in the background just proves I have too many offspring.

I hope to meet you all very soon.  I promise to keep my bloggy blog Inspiring!

**if you would like to be featured on my blog, please feel free to email me!! **


Sunday, May 9, 2010

Meet My Momma

meet my moms & little sister.

this was so long ago... from 06 when i graduated college.

and thats where i get my good looks from ;)

love u mommmmm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Happy Mother's Day!!!

i hope everyone had a lovely mother's day. it is always nice to spend time with the family and get to see everyone you don't normally see. i wish i had more time in my life to see everyone that i want to see. i am always so busy and can never make time for myself or any family people either because they live farther away.

i actually wish there were MORE holidays so that i had to spend more time with them.

i don't know if i will be a good mom. i dont think i could right now. there are so many things that you have to think of for yourself and then for another person and then if you're married, you have to think of it for them too!! that's a lot of people you have to think for! plus i need to find someone who i want to be with so they can help me out because i am not about to try to do it for myself. Granted i know my mom would do most of the taking care of but i am not at that point of my life yet to want to do anything along those lines!

the reason i go off on the tangent about kids is because my cousins who is closest to my age just got married last year and they are gonna start trying to have a family this year and it just got me thinking about mothers and how much your life revolves around your kids, etc.

so, to all of you mother's out there. congrats on being so wonderful and doing all that you do for your kids :)


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Dog Photos :)

Meet Abby from A Greek Tragedy with...


Meet Madeline from A Big To-Do with...


Check her out here... 

and here:

and her is her playing in the Atlantic Ocean in Delaware....

Meet the Bumpkin from Bumpkin on a Swing with...




Meet Ambar from Ambar's Thoughts with...


Send me your pictures if you want them to go up :) :



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