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"mom, wife, writer, devourer of books, i crush on vintage because of the stories i try to dance gracefully through lifeusually i just stumble"

i hope to inspire you to believe in the magic of your dreams

Find Me At My New Blog

Posted by on Jul 13, 2012 in Blogs, Social Networking & Media, Personal | 0 comments

Hello there!

I’m now blogging at www.nicoleolea.com

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Magic In Your Hand #quotes

Posted by on Jul 12, 2012 in quotes | 0 comments

I know this to be true. Books = magic. No doubt about it!stephen king quotes

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I’ve Got A Book Hangover

Posted by on Jul 10, 2012 in Books | 0 comments

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July Photo A Day Challenge #photoadayjuly

Posted by on Jun 30, 2012 in Photographs | 1 comment

June has flown by. July is nearly here and the wonderful FatMumSlim has created yet another superb #photoaday challenge!

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Birthday, My “Cogs” Are Turning Again

Posted by on Jun 28, 2012 in Military Life, Personal | 4 comments

Today is my birthday.

I was awoken today by my husband on Skype. He was ready with a chocolate chip muffin, complete with a candle. He serenaded me with “Happy Birthday” then smiled mischievously  as he enjoyed the cake. A bit later my boys came in and sang me “Happy Birthday…Cha, cha, cha!” They were too cute!

This last year and a half having my husband away hasn’t all been easy on us, but now that I can see the end of this two year deployment, and now that we know where we’re going to be stationed next, I feel like I can begin to make plans again.

I feel very much like an old pocket watch that had been stuffed in an attic that was found, wound and is tick-tocking, away again. As the cogs of my life, get turning once more, I find myself feeling more, like me again. I’m making my way out of the rabbit hole I fell into. Feeling stuck is absolutely the worst feeling in the world. It has been a fight to keep myself motivated sometimes I won, other times the outcome was murky.

My writing is going so much better, I feel like I can focus on something for more than five minutes, and even though this move to Italy is going to be a ton of stress I’m looking forward to it. I’ve been trudging through knee high mud for the last 18 months and now that I’ve gotten my legs free I feel like I’m progressing.

Next year, God willing, my husband promised me a birthday celebration in Venice. I’m looking forward to sharing that experience with you.

love & birthdays,


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Happy Birthday Edward Cullen -New Breaking Dawn Part II Trailer

Posted by on Jun 20, 2012 in Film | 0 comments

To celebrate Edward Cullen’s 111th birthday we Twi-hard fans have received a little gift. The latest Breaking Dawn Part II trailer.

My favorite part about this final story is how Bella becomes a bad ass and saves everyone!

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We’re Moving to Italy!

Posted by on Jun 16, 2012 in Italy, Military Life, Personal | 4 comments

A few posts back I dropped a few hints

I can’t believe I was able to keep a lid on it for this long!

We’re moving to Italy!

Four years of high school Italian and 3 semesters in college -I hope I’ll do Mrs. Revilla proud!

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The Perfect Sentence

Posted by on Jun 14, 2012 in Writing | 0 comments

I wrote the perfect sentence this morning around six.

I should be elated right?

Somewhere in my half-sleep-half-wake state it floated away, like a helium balloon let loose by a sudden gust of wind.

All day I’ve heard bits of it…the faintest of whispers.


photo source: tumblr.com

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One Word…Renesmee

Posted by on Jun 13, 2012 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

Squeee. I’m getting so excited. The countdown to Breaking Dawn Part II has definitely begun!
Entertainment Weekly Edward, Bella, Renesmee, Cullen, Family

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