Endless Love

Love is a truly beautiful thing. There are so many types of love, it grows in so many different ways, hits you at the most random times, and swoops you off your feet in a matter of seconds. I’m excited for Valentines Day (Feb 14) this year for a certain something. Endless Love. The movie comes to theaters on Valentines Day and in some ways, I can relate to the film and know the feelings it portrays.


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The movie stars Alex Pettyfer and Gabriella Wilde in the story of a privileged girl and a charismatic boy whose instant desire sparks a love affair made only more reckless by parents trying to keep them apart. Now, I honestly can’t connect on the parent-keeping-apart factor because I’ve been so lucky to have parents who understand and rationally support one of my passions in life (love), but I can recall, what I believe is, a beautiful story of a time I encountered my first love while on a vacation with them. Let me tell you the story of my first love.
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The oceans mist brushed across my face as the wind picked up, blowing my hair wildly. My fingers wrapped around the bannister of the hotel balcony as I gazed out toward the ocean. I’m finally here. An escape from reality and time to just be me. No responsibilities, no worries. The sun was beginning to set due west, casting a gorgeous light across the sandy beaches and ocean beyond. Relaxation mode, engage.

In the distance, I could hear skateboards heading in my direction. I looked over to see two boys skating towards the park, a distance away to my left. One of them glanced up, catching my eye and slowed down as he came near the balcony. I was only up a tiny distance from the street, being on the first floor, so we had a clear view of one another. He smiled up at me as the second boy slowed down, following the firsts gaze up at me. They walked passed with their boards in hand toward the park and both smiled up to me. I blushed, smiling back, then looked back towards the ocean as they passed. A breeze picked up, giving me a chill and I returned inside my families hotel room. My parents were unpacking and getting ready for a night out with the rest of our family that were staying at the hotel with us. This was the one time throughout the year we all were able to get together, the one time of the year we were excited about, the one time of the year I would soon learn to be my personal favorite.

The following morning I woke up to the breeze of the ocean, a way I would love to wake every morning. I quickly got ready and took my position on the balcony, taking the new day in. I glanced over towards the park and could see a small group of people, around my age as far as I could tell, gathered around the jungle gym and swings. That’s odd, I’ve never saw that park so full last year, and most definitely not with people my age.

I heard one of the boys say something and waved in my direction. They were a distance away that I couldn’t see their faces, but close enough to know they all were suddenly looking towards me.

           

My First Yankee Candle Haul

While shopping around NorthLake Mall here in NC, I decided to stop into Yankee Candle as I recently received two wax warmers for Christmas. Excited, I rushed in and started going smelling crazy. The man in there was extremely helpful and helped me find quite a few different scents to try out. Here are some of the ones I ended up purchasing, though I know I’ll be going back to buy a few more or multiple of my favorites soon!

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(Not shown: Golden Sands, Sun and Sand, and Orange Dreamsicle)

For those of you who don’t know about these adorable little guys, they’re Yankee Candle wax tarts. You can burn these in electric or candle lit wax warmers (NOT candle warmers that warm up candles). They’re awesome to have an I’m so excited to have two now in my life. These little wax guys can burn for up to 8 hrs of fragrance.

I’m currently burning/melting – I’m not quite sure what the verb is, but I’m doing it – Golden Sands in my bedroom and Sun and Sand in my kitchen. I also purchased Orange Dreamsicle for my boyfriend but I’m not an orange kind of girl.

I’ll be honest, as of right now I’m not crazy about Golden Sands, but just from looking at my little collection, I know I’ll like a lot of these no matter what. I mostly got a lot of beachy-type scents. I absolutely love everything about the beach thus, want to be reminded of it while I’m so far away from it.

As I may update my little collection and purchase new tarts/waxes, you’ll most likely notice a theme. I like to keep scents very soft, clean, and natural/nature like in my house and in general. I’m excited to discover new scents that I love.

Oh, and I’ll probably end up buying larger candles of the scents I really love. I’m excited!

           

Jan 1, 2014

The first day to a new year which I was incredibly lucky to spend with some of my family. 2013 was a rough year for all of us and there are some rough battles to get through with some deep scars that may never heal…

In 2013, my family lost the greatest man we know; an amazing father, husband, friend, brother, and all around person. I feel like every time I mention my dad, people assume I’m pulling

           

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There’s been a lot going on in my life. More so that I’m dealing with mentally and emotionally on top of personal situations. I know there isn’t an excuse as to why I haven’t been posting videos – I’ll explain everything in a video eventually once I build up my confidence to do so.

I lost my dad back in July and since then I’ve been having a really hard time coming to terms with everything that’s currently going on in my life. He was the one person in my life that I truly looked up to and went to whenever I needed help or guidance. He understood me on a level not many can and ever will. So it’s been incredibly hard, especially in a time when I feel I need the most guidance about a lot of things that are going on within my life and mind. Thus, I’ve been regressing and curling into a shell that I’ve been forming over the last three years for other reasons and it’s just not good. I know most of this may not make sense and I’m just babbling at this point, but I hope that in some way you can understand. I don’t think I’d be in such a great place if it weren’t for some amazing people, you, who support me and remind me of who I am. So thank you.

For those of you who watch my personal videos, things are going to be changing along with me. I know I haven’t posted in a while, but it’ll hopefully be worth it once I am able to feel remotely put together to record a video. Thank you for supporting me through everything, putting up with my weird ways, and being so patient as I make my way through this path in my life. Thank you.

           

Doggy Birthday Cake Recipe

So my pit bull Mac celebrated his 3rd Birthday on December 3rd, 2013 and so I made him this yummy cake as a special little treat!

He absolutely loved it, though it was a bit crumby, he was one happy guy with some new toys and cake. I know I’ll be giving my pooch some to share with his new girlfriend too ;) Here’s the recipe that I used to make them. It’s great because you can make up to 6 (or more depending on how small you want to make them) cupcakes that your pooch can have or you can have a little doggy birthday party and share. It’s really simple, fun, and your dog will love it.

           

Call Of Duty: Ghosts Rorke Files (Intel) Locations [Guide]

Finding the intel in any Call of Duty game is fun, but sometimes it can be a bit difficult to find them as you’re rushing through each mission. Here’s a guide to help you find every “Rorke File” (intel) in the game! You can find them on any difficulty and with finding them, it helps you complete requirements and unlock awesome perks and weapons. Be sure to Hold X so you can upload them 100%! Hope this helps :)

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There’s also some fun Call of Duty Ghosts Achievements that you can get to raise your gamer-score.

MISSION 1: GHOST STORIES
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After the cut scene of you in space, you’ll push through the door with Hesh. Instead of jumping across onto the street with him, follow the

           

Call of Duty: Ghosts Achievements

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Achievements

Ghost Stories (5 points):
Escape. (Complete “Ghost Stories” on any difficulty.)

Spatial Awareness (10 points):
Kill your first enemy in the Call of Duty Ghosts campaign.

Brave New World (10 points):
Rendez-vous in Fort Santa Monica. (Complete “Brave New World” on any difficulty.)

Liberty Wall (10 points):
Take down both attack helicopters in Brave New World.

No Man’s Land (10 points):
Make it to San Diego. (Complete “No Man’s Land” on any difficulty.)

           

Cheat Codes – Grand Theft Auto V

Some of the following codes can be entered at anytime during normal gameplay but some cannot be spawned in specific areas. Please keep in mind that cheat codes cannot be saved (thus will have to be re-entered every time) and disable achievements/trophies for that session.

Both Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 Cheats are included in each guide. Have fun and enjoy the crazy that is GTA V!

Click here for Xbox 360 Achievement List for GTA V

Note: Cheat codes cannot be saved (thus will have to be re-entered every time) and disable achievements/trophies for that session.

           

Xbox 360 Achievements – Grand Theft Auto V

Here’s a list of the Xbox 360 Achievements for Grand Theft Auto V (GTA V)! Best of luck and kick some ass while you play!

360 Achievements:

Out of Your Depth - (5 points)
You’re gonna need a bigger boat…

Altruist Acolyte - (5 points)
Deliver an unsuspecting victim to the Altruist Cult.

Trading Pure Alpha - (10 points)
Make a profit over your total investments in the stock market.

Pimp My Sidearm - (10 points)
Fully mod a weapon.

Wanted: Alive Or Alive - (10 points)
Deliver a bail bond target alive

Los Santos Customs - (10 points)
Fully mod a vehicle.

All’s Fare in Love and War - (10 points)
Purchase Downtown Cab Co. and complete a private fare.

TP Industries Arms Race - (10 points)
Purchase McKenzie Field Hangar and win the arms race.

           

Snupped Spacesuits

I’m seem to always be on the move and always tend to need or always want to bring my laptop with me. I have a backpack that can hold my laptop, but sometimes I’d much rather hold just my laptop in a sleeve. Well, I recently discovered Snupped and I think I may have finally found a really great sleeve/case for my laptop :) And I absolutely love all of the designs that they have available on their site. It’s an online-based brand that provides you with customizable laptop sleeves, tablet cases, and phone (small devices) sleeves. It’s fantastic!

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You can design your own case with any of the amazing designs made by their designers or if you’d like, you can upload your own design or perhaps a picture. Every case is fully customizable and specifically hand tailored to you and your device’s requirements. They never mass produce their cases; once you make your order, the case is then made specifically just for you. I ordered my own SpaceSuit for my Macbook Pro 13″ (2010 model) and I absolutely love it. It’s great for when I’m on the go, I can just slide my laptop in, zip it up, and carry it with me. One great feature is you can decide whether or not you want