Monday, August 20, 2012

{9} Loves

It's Tuesday and time for the weekly You Challenge
it is Week 2
and (in no particular order) these are my 9 Loves:

1. Great writers, like Andrea Balt who blow my mind with pieces like:
that inspire me to write like this: Stand UP

& Tyler Knott who makes my heart beat a little faster when I read his words:

Source: via Lucy on Pinterest
2. My family 

{these are just the regulars ,^ that's my mom!^  this family goes on and on and on...}

3. Coconut.  Yes, the tropical fruit. 
Just a few months ago my aunt told me that I got it from my Grandpa Joe.  
He was from the Phillipines and he had a serious love of coconut flavored anything 
Apparently, it was in his blood and that's why it's in mine too. 

{this is my Grandpa: Joseph Prado Aquino}
4. Music - it floods my ears, my house, my car, my life
...oh let me count the ways I love, love, love music!
What's the quote?  "Music is love set on fire"
You get my drift. 

5. Travel - do I even have to explain this? <3

6. Summertime - sunshine on my skin, BBQs, kids out of school and free, July 4th, my birthday, tans, popsicles, beachy hair, lazy days, pedicures, sundresses, flip-flops, trips to the beach, concerts in the park, good times, good friends, great weather, oh Summer, may you always come around every year to remind us to be wild & free.

7. Tattoos - current count: {10}

{flower tattoo/Hawaii, compass rose tattoo/Austin, my back, my quarter sleeve front/back, my 31st b-day present}
{two foot tatts/2 ankle tatts, my sister and I have matching Celtic knot tattoos for sisterhood, my tatts on display}

8.  my friends

need I say more?  I didn't think so.

9. I love this house, this is my dream house.

 I don't even know where I got this picture, it's been downloaded on my computer for a number of years now, 
so if I'm infringing on anyone's copyrights, forgive me. 

I have dream - of a house like this, on a big piece of property where the weather gets a little sticky, the days are a little slower and easier, all of the neighbors are at least "down the road", and all of my loves, old and new come to stay, come to play, and come to make happy memories.

10 1/2 (oops) 9 1/2...thunderstorms...oh, I love thunderstorms.
They are like fireworks, I just stand and stare in awe. 
PS - it's also the day for the GFC Blog Hop with Melissa,
 don't forget to head over there and say hi!!


  1. Oh I had never heard of Tyler Knott, but that was a beautiful excerpt! That is a beautiful house! Thanks for linking up love!

  2. I am totally doing this but I am a week behind. I post my 10 tomorrow. COme see :)

  3. Oh my goodness I LOVE, L O V E thunderstorms! I live for them and can't understand for the life of me why people get so afraid. I think they are amazing and will stand on the balcony and watch all night. Also love your bird just breathe tattoo! Found you on the GFC blog hop, newest follower :)

  4. I LOVE thunderstorms too! That house is amazing! And...I've always wanted a tattoo, but I'm too chicken :)

    Thanks for coming by The Things We Find Inside. I am already following you on GFC.


  5. Oooh love your dream house! And I love thunderstorms too :) Thanks so much for linking up! Can't wait to read your fears next week.

  6. Nice post! I love coconuts too :). New follower from the blog hop. Stop by and say hi!

  7. thunderstorms are amazing, I love listening to them! I also have a huge love for tattoos, I don't care what they'll look like when I'm older either lol

  8. that house is so gorgeous!

    Have a wonderful week! Stop by and say hello! :)

  9. i love rain too. i so want a tattoo,yorus are awesome!!

  10. i love this post!!
    i love love love that house too - so gorgeous! :)

    xo - ashley

    ps. i am hosting a CHEVRON necklace giveaway if you're interested

    1. Chevron! speaking my language...I'll stop by :)

  11. Love Family, Music and Tattoos. Its hard to stick to just 9 huh. Have an awesome day.

  12. Love your list! I love coconut and tattoos, also! Do you happen to have a coconut tattoo?

  13. I love great writers and now love Tyler Knott. Those are beautiful words.

  14. What a great list! I LOVE thunderstorms too!

  15. Love the list! New GFC follower from the GFC blog hop. When you get a chance, please stop by for a visit at Thanks!!