It Happened To Me, I Didn't Ask For It

I felt so ashamed when it happened to me. I'd rather people think I was "that kind of girl," a "slut," "easy," as long as they didn't find out that I was really just stupid and weak. I would rather just pretend nothing had happened at all, that everything was okay; I was just a normal girl, and somehow I convinced myself that what happened was normal, too. Boys were supposed to chase girls, girls were supposed to be caught, and sometimes love meant doing things you didn't want to. That's all this was, it was love, and love was what I was asking for.

I was 11. He was 14 and I thought it was love. He had been my boyfriend for almost a year, and all the other girls told me how lucky I was because he was "so cute".  I really just liked hanging out with him, watching TV, skateboarding, listening to music; it was just fun. I loved our time together and hated when we were apart. After a few months together, his friends started teasing him and asking us when we were going to "do it". Anytime they saw us together, they made sounds and hand gestures taunting him to "go all the way". We had made out before with some kissing, but that was it and I was happy with that, but with his friends teasing him he was soon pressuring me for more. When he wanted to go further, I would giggle and push him away, make a game of letting him chase me, anything to change the subject and keep the kisses as enough.

Music Monday, Easy to Read to Songs and Put on the Breaks...What. Is. That?

Everyone is talking about the Emmy's today, and normally I would be too, but sometimes you have to prioritize things, so watching an award show didn't make it on the top of my list last night. My top priority was doing my Anatomy and Physiology exam; believe me I wish I was watching an award show instead. The exam was more chemistry than anything, but it should get better from here, and the good thing is I had some good music on that helped me focus. Here's a few things I'm listening to when studying this week and one that I'm not sure that I even like but it is quite interesting...

Wordless Wednesday, Family of Raccoons

We came across this group of raccoons near a local store. It looks like Rocket is recruiting some friends.

Music Monday, Elle King is My Latest Obsession

I have been crazy busy lately, between work, blog, school, and enjoying life I feel like I'm doing something all the time! With holidays getting closer, there is no sign of it slowing down anytime soon. Soon there will be decorating, baking, shopping, and end of year work, and...exams! Eek! At least I've got plenty of good music to get through it all!

While I've been doing anatomy homework this weekend I've been obsessing on this new for me music find. Hubby knew I'd like her and boy is he right! Elle King has been getting me through this cell osmosis stuff. Thanks hubs, for this find. Here's a couple songs from Elle King for Music Monday.

This first song is Ex's and Oh's by Elle King. It has a little bit more of a pop sound than her other songs, but it still has that grit and soul.

So far this song is my favorite. This video is Elle King's live performance of Last Damn Night, a great song to remind us that our lives are short so we need to live them to the fullest!

Want to hear more from Elle King? The album, Love Stuff is free with Amazon Prime.

What music are you into right now?

The Visit by M Night Shyamalan, A Chiller Worth Seeing Even if You're Not a Horror Fan

The Visit is probably the most surprisingly good movie of the year. Unfortunately, most people will probably be too scared to ever go see it. But, if you can get past your initial fear of horror movies, and the super creepy trailers, you'll find it well worth the watch.

M. Night Shyamalan's The Visit is certainly creepy, and it has moments that will make you jump, but it's not your typical cheesy give you nightmares kind of scary movie. The Visit has depth, a compelling story, and one of those great twists that M. Night Shyamalan is known for.

Vampire Party Recipes, Supernatural Quiz, and Blu-ray Giveaway

Labor Day has past so Summer is officially over and Autumn is here. That means it's time to start thinking about Fall festivities including all the fun of spooky Halloween ghouls, monsters, goblins, and vampires. Speaking of vampires, I've got a fun giveaway for you and some fun recipes for a vampire party. How's Vampire Virgin Sangria sound?! Get the recipe card below.

Season 6 of Vampire Diaries and season 2 of The Originals are now available on Blu-ray. 1 winner will will win one of them. Take the "Could You Be a Supernatural?" quiz and find out how to enter to win below.

Snacking Healthier With Savings At Publix and a Cash Giveaway

I love to snack. A little bit here, a little bit there. I like to eat snacks throughout the day; crunchy, salty, sweet, I like it all! When I started to try to eat healthier, I thought I would have to give up my favorite snacks and give up my snacking style. I was so happy to find out that I didn't have to eat only 3 meals a day, and that eating something every few hours can actually help my metabolism and help me to manage my hunger.

The key to doing this right and being healthier is to make healthier choices, and watch my snack portions. The good thing for me is many of my favorite snacks actually are healthier options when I pay attention to the serving size on the label. If I watch how much I'm having, make sure to also eat fruits and vegetables, I don't have to give up any of my favorite snacks! And, I can find my favorite snacks with savings at Publix.
Make sure to get your coupon for the Snack Share Save event and enter to win $15 in my giveaway below.

Grateful Scarves Are Fun Fashion!

I may have a slight addiction to accessories. It started with shoes, then bags and hats, now I've added scarves. I love scarves that are unique and colorful. I especially like scarves with skulls, so when I was asked to review this awesome colorful scarf with skeletons on it, I said "absolutely yes!".

This dancing skeletons scarf is part of a collection of scarves featuring Jerry Garcia's artwork. This year is the 50th anniversary of Grateful Dead. The Grateful Dead scarves from Grateful Girls are great way to honor this iconic American band. Each scarf is beautifully made with lively designs that represent the band. They are good for both Dead Heads and non-fans that are looking for a fashionable touch of color.