Sep 23, 2011

I loved Fridays before Rebecca Black

Aisle to AlohaIt's the second official week of | it's the little things | post hosted by From the Aisle to Aloha. I really look forward to these posts now! All week I think, "Hm. I should save this for 'it's the little things'." Haha. Kudos to Lindsay for creating such a wonderful idea.

So, here we go!

+ It's boot season!
Ah, the smell of Autumn means boots and warm colors and tights and falling leaves and and and and and scarves and jackets! Should I keep going? Especially with the horrible grammar? One of little but exciting things this week was being able to wear boots. Now I'm craving to buy some new ones...uh oh.

These two pair of boots are probably my staples. I'm willing to expand though ;) I was wearing some wedges with this outfit, but as you can probably notice outside, it was not weather appropriate. My sleeves look kind of awkward rolled up, but you get the picture ;)


+ 1st pair of boots: TJ Maxx
+ 2nd pair of boots: Rack Room Shoes
+ Shorts: American Eagle
+ Long sleeve shirt: Old Navy (sleepwear. hehe)

+ Grinding coffee

A little bit ago I received free coffee from Caribou Coffee (yay for connections!), but the coffee were still beans. I was brainstorming ways of creeping into various grocery stores to use their grinder until one of my good friends here in Boone let me use her coffee grinder! As mundane as a task it seems, I actually had a lot of fun!

Here's my little experience -

And viola! Fresh grounded coffee.

+ 7 Things & an "Tell me about yourself Award"
This week, I have been extremely honored with everything in the blog world. I seriously have met some very sweet and welcoming ladies. From receiving the "I dig your blog Award" from Gentri at her blog, Gentri Lee to joining The Small World Project from The Art of Being Cool blog.

Now I will be participating in the Package Pals 2011 created by Gentri and Katie from Chestnut Mocha awarded me with the "Tell me about yourself Award." What a sweetheart! Thank you so much. I'm a very happy blogger. All this on top of the wonderful new followers I have and lovely comments. So thank you to everyone who has been so sweet and kind!

Here are the rules for the newest award!

1. Say "thank you" with a linking post
2. Write 7 things about yourself
3. Give the award to 15 other blogs
4. Inform them about it!

My 7 things
1. I am Filipino and I absolutely love going to the Philippines.

2. I take my photos with a Nikon D60.
3. I have some knowledge with playing the guitar, ukulele and piano.
4. I can make some of the best made-from-scratch cream cheese frosting...ever.
5. My favorite color changes on the daily.
6. I think I might give up potatoes for lent? (Ahhhhh!)
7. I love to paint, but I haven't painted in months :( Sadly.

Here's are the 15 blogs and I would love to pass this award to!
I would love to learn more about you all!

1. Gentri from Gentri Lee
2. Chui Ying from elephantisl♥ve
3. Ashley from The Feisty Redhead
4. Bree from The Art of Being Cool
5. Autumn from Stay Gold, Autumn
6. Katia from Kitty Snooks
7. Chloe from me, myself, and jeff
8. Amber from The Owl's Den
9. Ashley from City Lights
10. Charming Eleplant
11. Sophie from cupcakes and notes
12. Kate from Kate's Irrevelant
13. Lauren from Logicandlemondrops
14. Renee from Ren Am
15. Mike from The Adventures of WonderboyAhoy

The last two are two of my really good friends, but I still want to get to know you both better :]
Make sure you let me know when you do your post! I would love to read it.

PS - The title of this blog was something I tweeted a month or so ago. Haha. I'm sure I'm not the only one who came up with this, but I thought it was a little clever.

EDIT 12:14 pm
I just wanted to thank Angela from Simply Simple Me for tagging me in the "Tell me about yourself Award." I am absolutely smitten! I have the best blogger friends. So thank you Angela for just being the absolute sweetest!


  1. I love those boots! I miss good ol' fall weather living down here in SoCal. It might be a chillier year this year than last though :D Congrats on the bloggie award as well :D

  2. Now that summer is officially you have all the rights to wear boots and be fabulous :). Where I live it's still doesn't feel like Fall at all.
    Melissa Thank you for giving me the awards stay on the look-out for the next posts :)

  3. Boots! I love boots!! Your pair looks fabulous!
    And congrats on the award. :)

  4. I'm guilty of having just purchased FOUR pair of boots in the last month. I found deals...but

  5. Thank you so much :) I really appreciate it!

    I live in Denver, it's about 2 hours from Boone near Lake Norman and Huntersville.


  6. I could barely wait to take my boots out of the closet and show them some love when the weather allowed! I have a pair that I wear all the time that look like yours! boot boot boots <3

    PS: I just wanted to tell you I gave your blog the "Tell me about yourself" award on my blog :) Feel free to check it out and repost, if you like! :)

  7. Freshly ground coffee may just be my favourite smell in the world. Also, I'm going boot-shopping this weekend, oh boy... :)

  8. ok, coffee AND boots! two of my most favorite things :)

  9. boot season! hooray! love the boots paired with the shorts and tights. i believe you've given me inspiration to try it out!

  10. thank you so much :) this looks like fun, i'll have to make time to do it!

  11. Mmm you should share your cream cheese frosting recipe. LOOOOVE that stuff.

  12. Oh thank you so much! You are too sweet. :) And thanks for helping spread the word about Package pals.

  13. Ooooh, I love those boots...and I know this is terrible, but I looooove the smell of leather/suede. I just have to try really hard not to think about where it came from. :(

    Congratulations on your blog award! I'm visiting you from Lindsay's fun weekly link up; I hope you have a beautiful weekend!


  14. Yay! I love boot season! Congrats on all your awards. What a fun little idea.

    Goodwill Huntingg

  15. I used to work at Caribou and they totally would have let you grind your beans at the store =-)

    P.S. I'm having a giveaway right now! Please feel free to come check it out!

  16. o o o how i need a new pair of boots! love this!
    wow and i love the photo session in the recent post, too.
    sooo cute and well done.
    glad to have found you via the little lady + landon.


  17. Love your blog!!
    What a fun way to get to know other bloggers better!


  18. Aww thank you! I've been a little out of it this week, but I will definitely do this when I get a chance!

    You're so sweet. :)

  19. oh my! Melissa, those boots are awesome!