30 Rock, christopher, favorites, funny, halloween, memories, photos

happy halloween!

{me & christopher, goth ball, 2006.}

this is one of my very favorite pictures of my brother and me.
{he hosted a goth ball a few years ago, and although it was in july,
and related to halloween in no way, i think it is appropriate for today.}

& a halloween song for You.
it’s on repeat today at my house. ; )

fabulous woman, giveaways

{October giveaway!}

my sweets,
remember the promise i made about every month having a giveaway… well, i am so very excited to have been able to find a lovely artist whom is helping with this month’s treat…

Becky of RWestdesigns was so very kind & is going to giveaway these adorable earrings to one lucky reader!!

they are absolutely dashing & have the cutest name: “polka dots.”

here’s how to enter for a chance(s) to win:
simply leave a comment below with your name.
{so i can contact you, if your name is drawn.}
2. becoming a follower of Becky’s blog gets you an additional entry. {please state that you have done so in your comment.}
3. following Becky on twitter gets you an addition entry. {please state that you have done so in your comment.}
4. blogging about this giveaway gets you an additional entry. {please state that you have done so in your comment.}
5. becoming a fan of RWestDesigns Jewelry on facebook gets you an additional entry.
{please state that you have done so in your comment.}
6. following littleremindersoflove on facebook gets you an additional entry. {please state that you have done so in your comment.}

whew 6 chances!!
please only post once–stating all of the other steps you have done: ie: a tweet, a follow etc…

questions? email me at: aeallen@gmail.com

a winner will be picked at random saturday, november 7…

good luck!

ben folds, concert, Fall 2009, favorites, handsome, ku memories, memories, nostalgic, october 2009, saw it loved it, siblings

ben folds & my heart.

{Liberty Hall, oct. 26, 2009.}

growing up i always seemed to end up in the backseat when riding in the car with my siblings- of course, with no say in what we listened to. but my favorites included Cake, Queen, and Ben Folds Five. –i’m pretty sure i was the only third grader who knew all the words to “Army”.
riding around with my brother & sisters was the best. the windows down, the music blaring… i remember in third grade, my brother christopher and my sister katie got to go to a Cake concert which Ben Folds Five opened for. i was so jealous. i couldn’t wait to be a cool high school kid so i could go to those concerts…
how lucky am i to have had such awesome siblings?

isn’t he so handsome & cute?! i’ve always had a crush on him!

well tonight i was not jealous of my siblings getting to do “all the fun stuff”. i got to go to my first Ben Folds concert. (granted, i am not a cool high school kid, rather a nerdy college student…)
& as Ben Folds took the stage and began playing “Annie Waits” i had a moment of nostalgia rush over me …my mind went back to riding in the car with my brother, driving down 2-91, and singing “Annie Waits” at the top of my lungs… i smiled & sang along with the crowd while my heart was filled with wonderful memories.

{me & katherine, Ben Folds at Liberty Hall, 2009.}

i would have to say that if you have never seen Ben Folds in concert,
you should put it on your to-do list.

trust me.
it is absolutely amazing.

it was a better than i could have ever imagined it.
i went with my dear friend katherine & it was splendid.

for you, a taste of ben folds, himself:
this song is not only one of my favorites, but the video makes my heart melt.
when my sister got married, she & her husband used this song for their first dance.


quote of the week, tumblr

{Quote of the Week.}

week {dreiundvierzig};

{via: flickr.}

“Sometimes you just feel everything and nothing all at once. Sometimes you will find yourself smiling while missing something at the same time. At times you can absolutely love a person, while all the while wanting to hate them. Life comes without guarantees. Except that smiling will brighten your face, laughing will enhance your eyes, and falling in love will change your life.-unknown.