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Wisconsin girl living in California... this blog is a written documentary of my adventures away from home!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day, Dad!

Today is Father's Day. I would like to make a special dedication to my dad today...

I love and miss you so much all the way from California... I am excited for you to come visit soon, and I just wanted to wish you a HAPPY FATHER'S DAY. Thanks for helping me grow into the proud young lady that I am, and always being there for me. It means a lot!

This is a little card that I made for him:

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Friday, May 13, 2011


Sooo. I originally came to Blogger from Tumblr. I absolutely LOVED tumblr. except for the fact that they didn't have a way to comment.
HOWEVER... in recent Natalie Studies... I have found a way to add comments on my tumblr account. and BONUS is you DON'T HAVE TO BE A MEMBER OF ANYTHING TO COMMENT!
So I guess my question is...
Where do you prefer reading my posts?

Here or
my tumblr blog... Infinatalie on Tumblr

I like how EASY it is to post on tumblr and Customize the layout... you don't need to have any special skills to get a nice looking blog on tumblr...

with that being said, Blogger is a lot more open as to what you can add to the blog... such as widgets and what not...

but in the end I guess I prefer the tumblr blog because I don't use the widgets on here anyway! haha...
I've figured out how to get google connect in the side bar of my tumblr blog... so you will only have to refollow once..

So anyway.. let me know on what you think.. which blog you like best, and all that jazz.

Thanks for reading, guys and gals! :D


Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to the most beautiful, smart, loving, caring, sweet, huggable Mom in the WORLD.
Thank you for always being there for me and raising me to be a confident young lady!
I miss you lots and I will visit Green Bay again soon!! :D

Mum and Me goofing around!

Isn't she pretty?

Mini Golfing! :)

HEHE I snuck in a silly face! :D

I wasn't ready apparently... :P

Ice Cream Sundae!

At Happy Joe's, one of my favorite places to eat!

Mom winning the Superbowl Plaque!

My pretty mum and I

Mum and I goofing around! :)

(P.S.- Check out the awesome coupon book I made for my Mum!)
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Saturday, May 7, 2011

TIDBITS: Blender. The “Self-Taught” Way

So I’ve recently been farting around with a few potential new hobbies…

One of them is Blender. Blender is a free to download and use 3D content creation ‘SUITE’ as they call it. It basically is a 3D animator! There are many things you can do with blender. Some of the more popular things being Modeling, Rigging, Animation, Realtime 3D/Game Creation, and Animated Movies.

Recently I began to look into this program, courtesy of Matt. He helped me navigate around the interface of the program and also found a few tutorials. I am going to teach myself this program, and maybe hopefully make a game or a movie using my newfound skills!

I’m really excited about it and if you would like to join in on the fun, go ahead and get the download, and try out some of the tutorials!

And now, I present to you, my very first animated character…
Gus the Gingerbread Man

Kinda neat, huh?

I will keep you updated on my Blender adventure!


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Video Re-Blog: My Dialects!

So a friend of mine, Stephanie, is a big blogger (here’s the link to her blog …) so naturally she has TONS of blogging friends that she made online. One of them is Leigh-Ann of The Freckled Nest! She is my source for this fun little Vlog!

P.S.- I have a small translation for those of you that can’t understand my mumbling, and would be happy to go further in depth if need be HAHA!

My Midwestern Dialect!

Say these words:
Aunt, Route, Wash, Oil, Theater, Iron, Salmon, Caramel, Fire, Water, Sure, Data, Ruin, Crayon, Toilet, New Orleans, Pecan, Both, Again, Probably, Spitting image, Alabama, Lawyer, Coupon, Mayonnaise, Syrup, Pajamas, Caught
Now answer these questions:
What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?
What is the bug that when you touch it, it curls into a ball?
What is the bubbly carbonated drink called?
What do you call gym shoes?
What do you say to address a group of people?
What do you call the kind of spider that has an oval-shaped body and extremely long legs?
What do you call your grandparents?
What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket?
What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining?
What is the thing you change the TV channel with?

In case you couldn’t understand my mumbley introduction…
I was just saying how I got this idea from Leigh-Ann (her blog here…) who is one of my friend’s best friend. Therefore she is my friend by default. :)
I also said that I like this idea because I am always teased here in California for my “silly Midwestern accent” which is in fact… VERY close to a Canadian Accent. Something tells me that Leigh-Ann and I will get along well when she comes to visit for Stephanie’s baby shower. :P I close out my introduction just saying that I think my family will enjoy this video because they know how matt teases my accent… and now it is in full video form to enjoy again and again… HA!

Thanks for watching this goofy video. :) If you want… you can leave a comment with a link to YOUR video!

Thanks for watching guys and gals!
And a THANKS to Leigh-Ann at The Freckled Nest for supplying me with such a fun little post!

Til next time…

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

I return... with LOTS of news! :)

No longer out of commission! :)
You may notice I changed up the look of my blog.

NO I'm not having problems haha... I just think it is a very beautiful picture. I wish I knew the artist's name!

So the past few weeks have been extremely eventful. That is why I haven't been able to post until NOW! :P

A few weeks ago our friends Justin and Felicia came to visit from SoCal and Washington.

Here is a slideshow of all our fun!

Then after the visit I got right down to turning in JOB APPLICATIONS...
I turned some in to little cafes and restaurants but alas... no luck there...
Then I turned one in to a little Veterinarian Clinic. Haven't heard back from them so I am guessing they don't need a receptionist. Then I turned one in to Panera Bread Company... and I found out that if I would have submitted it just a BIT sooner, I would have probably gotten a job there... The gal told me that they JUST hired someone... :(
HOWEVER!!!! The future is looking bright! I submitted an application online to Target and they were looking for help. I'll be calling them tomorrow to see if they've looked at my application and to get them to call me back for an interview! Hehe! Hopefully all works out, because I am going NUTS sitting in the apartment all day!

Then this past weekend was EASTER! We went to Matt's parents house to visit and stayed overnight. On Sunday we left early to attend the San Francisco Giants EASTER game! It was fabulous and I think I am in love with Brian Wilson! :P
Here are the pictures!

ANYWAY that is all I have to say for now. I'll keep you posted on the little tidbits of my recent happenings!


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Couch Assembly Time Lapse Video!

And now! The video you’ve all been waiting for (hopefully)!
The Couch Assembly Time Lapse Video!

Enjoy! I made this just for you guys! :)

Once I get the apartment cleaned up, I will give you guys the GRAND TOUR! Stay tuned! :D

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Update: Couches and Friends!

We officially have a gorgeous dining set and a futon from heaven!
I will have a little video I made of me assembling the couch (time-lapse, of course) up within 24 hours!
I will also do a video tour of my apartment when everything is in its place!
I am so excited to show you the little snippets of excitement in my life!

SPEAKING OF EXCITEMENT!!!!!Next Monday, two friends of mine (and Matt's) are coming to the area to visit us!

This is Justin and Felicia! We met them on an online game (don't hate). They are the coolest cats ever. What is even cooler is that they found EACH OTHER! States apart, and they are goin' strong. AAAHHHHHH young love. :)

I absolutely cannot WAIT to meet them!
I'll be sure to take tons of pictures!

Okie dokie! Stay tuned for updates!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Tidbits: How To Snake


This is by far the most clever and neat vlog I have seen in a LONG time.

Maybe I will make a goofy how-to series. :)

Sunday, March 20, 2011

BLOG NEWS: Short Story Series


I was SO excited about this I had to tell you NOW rather than wait til later...



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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Meditations of Natalie Rose: Friendship

This is the first post in my series
Meditations of Natalie Rose.
This series is just me writing about the things I think about, and the things I have opinions about. Think of it as a journal entry. :)


Friendships should never be a burden. They should never sit heavy on your shoulders and weigh you down. They should never make you worry or second guess yourself. Friendships should NEVER make you feel inadequate or not good enough. Friendships shouldn't be a job. Friendships shouldn't make you feel sad or paranoid.
Friendships are NOT a competition. Friendships are not to prove who the bigger and better person is. Friendships are accepting your friend for WHO THEY ARE and not critisizing them for WHAT THEY AREN'T. Being in a friendship doesn't mean fitting your friend into the perfect friend mold, nor fitting them into your "EX-FRIEND'S" mold.

Friendship is being honest. This means:
  1. Being direct and honest with your friend if they have a problem, but being supportive of them at the same time.
  2. Giving heart-felt advice, but ultimately respecting your friend's decision whether or not it is the advice you gave.
  4. Being direct and honest with your friend if you see a problem in the friendship, but being supportive of them.
  5. LISTEN to what your friend has to say, EVEN IF YOU DON'T AGREE, and take it to heart.
I have fears that I will never find a friend that I will keep for life, and it wears and tears on my sore little soul.
I want to be friends with someone who isn't self absorbed. Someone who isn't jealous. Someone who respects me. I want to be friends with someone who I can goof around with and just be myself with, when at the same time I can have a serious heart-to-heart talk with without feeling like I am being judged or criticized.

I have yet to find such a friend and I hope that someday she (or he :P) will walk into my life, or perhaps I can walk into theirs!

I want to have a best friend, one like my mom has!
They have been friends since high-school. They could be apart for a hundred years and when they get back together they pick up right where they left off. I would LOVE to have a friendship like that.
This is my mom and her best friend forever, Kim.

[My lovely mum, and her best friend Kim]

[My mom and Kim being goofy together.]

[My mom and Kim enjoying a nice glass of wine!]

Someday I hope to have a friend like this.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Sneak Peek!

Look what I did today...

Just a little peek at my day...
Apartment picture tour coming in a week or so!
Stay tuned, and thanks for all the patience!

Monday, March 14, 2011

NEW APARTMENT NEWS: Moving Day (Picture Heavy!)

A tour of the new apartment...

Stairs leading up to our door...

The stairs to the patio!

View when you walk in...

Living room...


Bedroom doorway...


Walk in closet



And now... the moment you've all been waiting for...
Moving Day Pictures

Good Morning...

We have to move ALL OF THIS?!

Luckily we have a truck...

Partially cleared out...

Getting clearer!

All the boxes in the living room are in the truck!

Bedroom all ready to move!

The first thing to move in... THE FOOF.

A freshly foofed Foof is a happy Foof.

I wouldn't trade the Foof for any other piece of furniture... this thing ROCKS.

Matt was tired... so he rested on the FOOF! Problem SOLVED!

Living room!

All the stuff moved into the dining area...

Bigger view of the newly messy dining area...

Messy kitchen!

I told him to make a cute face...

And of course... computer is the first thing to get set up...


Can't unpack. Everquest 2.


A bathroom with PERSONALITY!

Thanks for peeking at the pictures!
I'll have more up after we get the new couch and the new dining set!
Then you will get the REAL tour! :)
Stay tuned! Thanks for reading!