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Friday, May 31, 2013

Friday Hit List :

Happy Friday Ladies and Gents !
Its time for Friday Hit-list 
This week has been horrible . If you read my post from thursday that was part of it . But its just been a lot of random crap . 
I have a lot of go to song that help me feel better . 

1. Wings - Little Mix


2. Skyscraper - Demi Lovato 


3. Titanium - David Guetta / Sia 


4. Part Of Me - Katy Perry 



5. Shut Up Christina Aguilera 


xoxo 
Brittany 

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Citrus Merlot Sangria

I've been in love with sangria's lately ! 
Ive been trying so many different recipes and I finally 
found one that I love !






Ingredients 



Merlot


Lime
Grapefruit
Oranges

Lemon


A Simple Syrup
- 1/4 cup of lemon juice
-1/4 cup of water
-1/2 cup of white sugar

* It taste better if you make it the night before an event.


This sangria is so yummy . I can't wait to make this for girls night in my new apartment ( when I find a new place )

xoxo 
Brittany 





Tuesday, May 28, 2013

50 Random Questions

*I saw this as a tag on YouTube but I decided to make this a blog post 

50 Random Questions 

Where were you 3 hours ago?
3 years ago I was still in college going to school to be a doctor ( pleasing other , long story another post)
Who are you in love with?
Myself!! I becoming this new women and I'm loving every minute of it .
Have you ever eaten a crayon?
Sadly as a kid I did . I love the PINK ones !!
Is there anything pink within 10 feet of you?
Yes . too much pink . Sitting at my desk , My folders , nail polish , and etc too  much to list
When is the last time you went to the mall?
Wow now that I think about it . Its been over 2 months ( saving for a new apartment is killing me )
Are you wearing socks right now?
Nope barefoot as always
Does your family have a car worth over $2,000?
Yes, I now my car isn't worth that much . Its  time for me to upgrade her . She keep breaking down on me ... ( maybe after i move )
When was the last time you drove out of town?
Well I drove to crete Il and that was a journey from my house lol but it wasnt that far .
Have you been to the movies in the last 5 days?
No !! But i want to see hangover 3
Are you hot?
Im freezing the air is on right now !
What was the last thing you had to drink?
I'm drinking a glass of wine as i type this . 
What are you wearing right now?
Twilight t shirt  and sweatpants 
Do you wash your car or let the car wash do it?
When I had my car I took her to the car wash 
Last food that you ate?
Ribs and a cheese burger ( hey its Memorial Day )
Where were you last week at this time?
Sitting in this same spot working on new blog post .
Have you bought any clothing items in the last week?
No :( saving movie sucks 
When is the last time you ran?
Yesterday . I was playing with the little kids at church
What's the last sporting event you watched?
The Pacer and Heat game .. GO HEAT !! 
What is your favorite animal?
I love dogs . but I have two cats . I think its time for a puppy ( when I move )
Your dream vacation?
2 weeks traveling to Rome , Greece , and  London I want to see it all
Last person's house you were in?
My friend Sol's house .
Worst injury you've ever had?
Popped my ankle out of socket , got it back in then walked downtown Chicago for 8 hours shopping ..    My ankle looked a mess when i got home 
Have you been in love?
I have been !
Do you miss anyone right now?
My mother ! I still can't believe its been a month since she passed .
Last play you saw?
WICKED , LOVE ITS !! 
What is your secret weapon to lure in the opposite sex?
If I told you it wouldn't be a secret . 
What are your plans for tonight?
Writing more blog post and drinking wine and a little face-time later. 
Who is the last person you sent a MySpace message or comment?
I have no idea its been years !!
Next trip you are going to take?
Hopefully California Then Vegas with some of my PB sisters ( Let's go girls !! )
Ever go to camp?
Yes but it was a fail . I wouldnt mind trying again ! 
Were you an honor roll student in school?
Yes I was !
What do you want to know about the future?
Nothing . I want to enjoy life the way it is now and grow into the future .
Are you wearing any perfume or cologne?
I am wearing Dot by Marc Jacobs 
Are you due sometime this year for a doctor's visit?
Yes its time for my check up with my gyno 
Where is your best friend?
probably in bed with her boo or in the couch watching tv
How is your best friend?
She fine . I haven't heard any SOS lately 
Do you have a tan?
NO
What are you listening to right now?
I'm listening to Kiss Fm Chicago on I Heart Radio 
Do you collect anything?
Yes Comso Magazines
Who is the biggest gossiper you know?
I will not say she reads my blog lol 
Last time you got stopped by a cop or pulled over?
3 months ago . 
Have you ever drank your soda from a straw?
Yes all the time 
What does your last text message say?
" I miss you 2 "
Do you like hot sauce?
Yes especially on my popcorn 

Last time you took a shower?
This morning ! 
Do you need to do laundry?
Yes I do . Like ASAP !! 
What is your heritage?
Jamaican , Native American , Italian and etc .......
Are you someone's best friend?
Yes I am !!
What were you doing at 12AM last night?
Watching Jurassic Park with my brother 

Til Next Time 
xoxo
 Brittany 

Monday, May 27, 2013

My Dream Apartment : My Kitchen

I wrote a post not too long about how I'm looking for my own place.
I have so many design ideas for my first apartment .
Pinterest has been feeding into my obsession for my apartment
Hopefully I find something soon so I can stop going crazy . ( lol )
So let me introduce my dream Bachelorette pad
Yup I said it !!
Bachelorette Pad

This week I will be sharing my dream apartment ideas with you . Room by Room !  
Lets start with the 
KITCHEN 

I'm torn between two colors for my future kitchen .
Light Blue or Yellow 

Blue Kitchen Ideas




Blue is such a peaceful color . 


My Yellow Kitchen Ideas 






A kitchen combo of both colors 




I know my kitchen won't be as big but the pictures are my inspirations ! 
Hopefully when the time comes I can make my decision . 


xoxo
Brittany 



Sunday, May 26, 2013

Sunday Social

Sunday Social
Best Summer memory as a kid?
My favorite childhood memory  is riding my bike  by the lake shore with my father. 
Favorite summer drink?

I love margaritas! All flavors 


  


 
Favorite Summer TV show?

I have a couple of shows that  I cant wait to see this summer 

1. The Bachelorette

2. Pretty Little Liars 

3. Arrested Development I'm still on season one . But I really like this show .
4 . Mistresses ( its a new show on  Abc , i cant wait to see it . )

5. The Real Housewives of New Jersey 



Best outdoor summer activity?

Laying out with a good book . I love water balloon fights with my family 

Chilling at the North Avenue Beach with my friends drinking , listening to music and playing in the water 
Summer vacation essentials?
A great book , cute and comfy flip flops , sun screen , a camera with an extra sd card and battery , a swimsuit  ( I'm going to write a whole blog post about this . Coming soon ) 


Til Next Sunday 
xoxo
Brittany 

Saturday, May 25, 2013

30 Before 30 Again !

On August 9th , 2012 I posted a list of 30 things I wanted to do before I was 30 . 
I'm re-posting it because I tweaked it a little .
I'm so disappointed in myself I only accomplished one of them ( Dying my hair. ) and seeing Fall Out Boy .
Life is too short to not live . 
So here is  my list again and I will finish it all ! 



1. Start my business 
2. Become a brand ambassador for one of my favorite companies.
3. Run a 5k
4. Read the whole BIBLE
5. Go on Road trip
6. Go to Lollapalooza
7. Get to my goal weight 
8. Go to Disney World and/or Land
9. Buy a House ( hopefully in california or the north side of chicago )
10. Adopt a puppy
11. Make a  difference in  at least one person's life
12. Take a pole dancing class
13. Make Sushi 
14. Fall in LOVE
15. See a play on Broadway
16. Go on a Cruise
17. Travel outside the country
18. Get Married
19. Become a Mom
20.Travel to ( New york , Miami , Las Vegas , Nashville, California ) 
21. Plant a garden
22. Start a organization / foundation for breast cancer patinets 
23. Move out of state
24. See my favorite bands in concert ( We the Kings , Paramore  , The Pistol Annies , Panic at the Disco, Fall Out Boy  (http://livingwithbrittany.blogspot.com/2013/05/fall-out-boy-concert-5162013.html,  ))
25. Make a scrapbook 
26. Write a book
27. Get A Tattoo
28. Make Partner on YOUTUBE 
29. Dye my hair
30. Go to an amusement park and ride every ride

xoxo
Brittany 

Friday, May 24, 2013

Friday Hit List

Happy Friday Ladies and Gent. 
I haven't done a Friday hit list in a while 
I'm finally back . 

1. Body Party- Ciara 

2. Young Volocano - Fall Out Boy 


3. Make You Feel My Love - Adele 


4. Pom Poms - Jonas Brothers 

5. Come and Get It - Selena Gomez 


6. Kisses Down Low - Kelly Rowland 



xoxo
Brittany 

Friday's Letters

Dear Mama, I can't believe its almost been a month since you left . I miss you every second of the day . I pray I'm making you proud . Everything still feels so surreal . . I'm so blessed to have you as my angel looking out for me . I love you so much .

Dear Thomas ( my brother ) , I don't know what I would do if I didn't have you to talk to . I know moving wasn't in our plan but I promise everything will be ok . I know apartment hunting is crazy but we will find something soon . 

Dear Family , I know all of our worlds have been terribly affected . And I know some days I just don't  want to be bothered . It's not you it's truly me . Being around you reminds me of my mother and I can't help but cry when I'm with you . 



Dear Readers , I know I've barely posted anything and only been doing link ups lately but that is going to change . I have a post for everyday next week ( starting Sunday ) I'm excited . As you know what I've been going through  a lot and I think I'm really ready to come back. My mother loved my blog and I want to keep writing because its a great outlet .

Til next time !!!!! 

Xoxo 
Brittany  





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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Sunday Social

Sunday Social
1. What is your favorite kind of surprise?
I love any kind of surprise . Random outings , flowers , notes ... etc . 

 2. Flowers or Chocolate?
Chocolate Duh !!! White Chocolate , milk chocolate , dark chocolate , chocolate covered strawberries  .. yummy !!! 


And who would love flowers . I love Tulips ! 





3. What is your favorite summertime activity?
I love going to the lake and just hang with friends and family . Get there there around 11am and don't leave til  sun down . Good food , music , drinks ,and fun! Im so excited ! . 


4. Do you have any vacations planned this Summer?
I'm still planning them .
1. Atlanta - to visit my grandparents and other family members
2. Nashville- I want to go to the country music fest .
3. Wisconsin Dells - Family Trip
4. California - Im going to spread my mother's ashes and while there going to Disney . 








5. Favorite Summer Holiday?
Fourth of July is my favorite . Every year we go to Wisconsin with with my family . Water Parks , BBQs ,  Water balloon fights . A good time with my family 

6. Dream Vacation?
I would love to go the Atlantis in Bahamas . It looks so beautiful . 

xoxo 
Brittany 



Saturday, May 18, 2013

Fall Out Boy Concert 5/16/2013

Thursday night was magical . 
Something I had on my bucket list . 
I got to see Fall Out Boy in concert.  
I cried , I laughed , I danced 


I went with my brother and cousin ! 



They had a amazing opening act . 
Hollywood Holt !



Fall Out Boy hit the stage at 8:30

video
For more footage it all will be up on my youtube channel ( youtube.com/themidwestbelle ) by Tuesday !

They sang so many songs . Old songs . New songs . It was unbelievable .
I was in the same building as Fall Out Boy ! 


















It felt so good to be at their hometown show . I cant wait til they come back in September for Riot Fest . An Yes I will be there .

xoxo 
Brittany