Monday, August 22


Man oh man...this waiting is killing me. Now granted it has only been one day but....waiting to get approved for Pintrest is KILLING ME.


I am wilting away

I am loving all these things I want to " pin" and I can't...

I can just look!

What is pintrest you ask?

Well a really neat site that you can get inspiration from pictures that people post
kind of like that other website that you made boards on...I am having a brain fart right now.
Well now with this you can "like" items and "pin" items. You can create your own little boards by labeling them..and that is all I know because I am not a member and am just creeping on it right now.

So if you are a member and happen to be reading this....comment me to see if 

a) Have I died yet?

b) or am I accepted yet..

if not..offer to give me an invite...

 so I can give you my email address and get an invite.

Me asking for it does not mean the offer isn't kind and  doesn't mean  that I won't be super SUPER grateful.




I AM IN NOW!! Wooohoooo

My name is AlaskanStyle

I tried to do so many names, could not find one I liked and ones I really did were too long. So this is it...

I am probably still pinning away as you read this.

Friday, August 12

Funky? Fun? Fantastic?

What I should write for Friday's? I was already thinking Monday's as the " manaic"...meaning that they can be whatever...just be out there.

But what to do for Friday? Should I just leave Friday alone...I mean "if" I stick to the titles I have now...
then I will be posting Mon-Thurs

but we both know THAT won't happen

also though...that I will TRY to have it happen


Just in case...

what could be a title for Friday's??

I mean not that my Friday is super funky....

I am reading blogs while listening to P.S I love you

My little sister has never seen it and


I could eat a whole chocolate cake right now.

Still a great love story.

Okay so this is a short post.

I will keep reading blogs and trying not to drown my keyboard in my tears..

Ooooh well it is the scene with Holly seeing the yummy Irish man come out of the shower..

so maybe try not to drool in my keyboard.




Thursday, August 11

Thankful Thursday's...Strength

I am thankful for strength this week

when you are going through rough patches and you don't have any yourself

i am thankful for those in my life that pick me up and remind me of the inner strength i have

To be able to see the things I have been through and the strength, faith and courage and determination to

Over come it all and be better from it is not something all can do

but there are times i just can not grasp that strength

things start to just crash over me. like one heavy wave after another and as much as i am trying to swim

through and get back to shore

i cant

so this week

I am so thankful for an amazing best friend, fincial advisor, cook, professional back tickler, shoulder to

lean on, professional speaker in the " nothing is wrong pull those big girl panties up", lover and my dear




So much more deserves to be said for him and to him. But this simple post of me being thankful will have 

to do.

Plus who doesn't love a kind word or two?

* Sorry that this seems kinda heavy but the next thankful thursday's will be light and fun and i am okay again. I can get through anything. So no more heavy posts.....well for the next while until life happens right??

What are you thankful for??

As always


Tuesday, August 9

100 in 365 Challenge # 2

Okay Y'all..
if I am at least one thing it is determined.
yes, I fell shy of my goal of hundred books in a twelve month period
you can look over my reading list by clicking here
or on the side bar
how many people can say they read even ten books in a year?
So my total books read of 54  is a good try I think.

Things I have learned

I read a lot of paranormal romance books
That is because the paranormal genre has always interested me
I like to believe that there is magic out there and sometimes with the good magic you got to the scary kind
I also love them because they all feature heroines that are
yet deep down they are romantics

These are things I am and things I long to be

I also noticed that I get a book from a series, sometimes not always the first one and then latch on
I go on to read any books I can order or get at the library
So that is why last year some of my series were read out of order.

because of this goal I joined a book club
this has helped me read books I never would have
then met some awesome ladies. I have a meeting tonight for July book.
I am excited

This will be really long for y'all to read in order to get to my list so I better cut this off.


Goals for August 2011- August 2012

1. READ 100 BOOKS( duh right?)
(this makes it to where the months I am not in school or have time off I can read more, to reach it I actually need to read 8-9 books a month, I know that won't happen always)
( in the last few months I got more of a variety in there but for the majority it was romance, paranormal or paranormal romance. I want substance, truth, thrillers etc)



1. Laura K. Hamilton, Hit List, Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Series, Book
2. Thirteenth Tale,(Book Club)


1. Jodi Picoult, House Rules ( Book Club)




Suzanne Collins, Hunger Games, Book One

* I got a KINDLE FIRE for Christmas* So this has increased the books I have been able to read a lot


1.Suzanne Collins, Catching Fire, Book Two
2. Suzanne Collins, Mocking Jay, Book Three
3.Yann Martel,  Life of Pi (Book Club)
4. Ruth Cardello, Maid for the Billionaire
5. Kimberly Liewellyn, Almost a Bride
6. Barbara Samuel, Lucien's Fall


1. Donna Grant, Highland Mist
2. Donna Grant, Highland Dawn
3. Donna Grant, Highland Nights
4. Brenda Novak, Noble Birth
5. Sharon Gillenwater, Jenna's Cowboy6. John Pearson, Learn Me Good
7. Lois Winston, Assault with a Deadly Glue Gun
8. Lois Winston, Death by a Killer Doll

MARCH 2012

1.Kimberly Lewis, When the Heart Falls

APRIL 2012

1. E.L James, Fifty Shades of Grey, Book One
2. E.L James, Fifty Shades Darker, Book Two
3. E.L James, Fifty Freed, Book Three
4. Markus Zusak, Book Thief (Book Club)

MAY 2012
1. Jennifer Estep, Touch of Frost, Book One
2. Jennifer Estep, Kiss of Frost, Book Two
3. Jennifer Estep, First Frost, Short Prelude to series(e-book)
4. Anne Nicholas, Bait, Book One,(e-book)
5. Charlene Harris, Deadlocked, Sookie Stackhouse Series, Book 12
6. Anne Nicholas, Catch, Book Two,(e-book)
7. Phillipa Gregory, The Other Queen ( Book Club)

Thursday, August 4

Thankful Thursday's...the First

I know I came up with the idea of doing a series during the week to try to give me more to write about
to write everyday even

Epic Fail right?

But this is my blog and this is life and by now I am very good at just picking up where I left off and continuing to try.
That is all we can do.

So here is one of the ideas I had...THANKFUL THURSDAY's

This is where I will write what I am thankful for, Maybe share a picture of that

This Thursday

I am so very. very thankful for.

1. My husband. My ahhh-mazing military man. He is my rock. He is the one that makes me laugh when I am trying to cry...he is military so he also is the one to tell me to suck it up and deal with it when I am being to wallow-y
(it is a word)

2. My body and health. I am a woman so I believe it comes with our genetic DNA or handbook
to just be miserable with something on our bodies at ALL times.
I am never happy with my weight. ever. I mean I am a chunker trying to get skinny. But I remember being young and skinny and still not being happy.

If I could back I would slap myself.

Anyways I am so thankful for the body I do have. Because with  all the medical stuff I have had happened, the physical therapy, surgries and hospital stays that I can walk, I can move my arms, breathe on my own, dance and can earn a living
I should be.
I am so very thankful for my good blood pressure, no serious diesases

It might seem silly to some to be thankful for your body.

But darn it
We should be. It is a wonderful and magical thing.
How it works and everything we can do because we are human
That should not be taken lightly and today I am thankful for it.

3. My loves. That is my teens at my work.siblings and pets.( not in order of importance)

 That line from Beyonces song fits

"they will be the proof that I lived"

My friends are my adopted and CHOSEN family. I love my family, at all times. Even when I hate them and can not talk to them or be around them. But my friends.....ahh..they are ahhhhh-mazing people. My husband is even my friend, but you know how it is
there is just something so dear to our hearts as
a girlfriend.
I have lucky to have some great ones.
If you are reading.
I heart you, love you and larva you =)

4. I am so grateful that I can work and was able to find work and I do work.
I know plenty that want to but can't find it
On top of being able to

For those in the dark

well turn on a light....


Okay it wasn't that funny

For those in the dark
I work at a teen center
I get to bond, inspire, help teach, talk with, play with teens.
I run youth leadership programs
that deal with saying no to sex, drugs, peer pressure, doing community service, how to interview, speech
etc etc etc
I also go to other places, amusement parks, kayaking, hiking, rock wall climbing, laser tag

So yes I have been confused lately
Extremly so
But with those things I am thankful for today.


How can I not realize I am enough and my life is enough ?

What are you thankful for today?


Wednesday, August 3

Wishful Wednesday's

Oh what am I NOT wishing for....

1. To have more hands and time to do all the things I want
2. To loose this weight with a snap of a finger
3. To be back on our cruise in the Greek Islands already
4.For the sun to stay out like it has this week every week so can keep our garden going strong.


I have the wishful material items too...

 Since joining my Book Club I have realized I need  a Kindle. I was leaning more towards the Nook since I am a Barnes and Noble memeber and have been for years. But Kindle has been out longer and Amazon is not having the money issues Barnes have researched and found as long as you disable the wireless Kindles can last up to a month for their battery power. Ssssswwweeeet!

Isn't this one nice and then this purple case is way cute and I would want to make sure it was protected so it is practical too..

Okay if you follow my other shoes and shoes are always something I want.

Like these from
(by journey's)


Oh and these
Promiscuous Brand
No really that is their name
From 6pm

They are on sale for only
$32 smackroos
So if you like them click on that link above and go get ya a pair
They also come with a beige or black. But I am diggin' the zebra print and gray pattern.

OH MY......these too for good measure.
Jimmy Choos
( I tried to copy the picture it won't let me)
(so click the link to see these simple black, flat flowered beauties)

I have always wanted atleast one pair each of brands like this.
The untainable for a shoe lover as I.
Maybe one day.
But even on sale for less than $500
I just can not do it. I did see a website called
That has a bunch of good deals for under $200
So that helps knowing that one day my goal could be reached.
If ebay would quit letting people sell just ONE shoe I could not get my hopes up and then crushed when stumbling upon an amazing deal on ebay....
and seeing it is for one shoe.
I love shoes
I am not a shoe store
I don't need  a darn display section of my closet with one shoe out.
Who knows for now though, the most I have ever paid for shoes remains those Betsy Johnson brown boots at $80 bucks
from almost $300

Okay so that is my Wishful Wednesdays, yes a very short yet materialistic one.
We all have this side

Tuesday, August 2

Others say things best...sometimes.

Whenever I feel I want to encourage or say things..but have no words.
of my own
I look to song lyrics.
To others words.
I feel I am at an internal struggle.

Un-happy with choices.
Am I working hard enough?
Am I having enough fun?
Am I enough?

These two songs are just sitting with me right now, I also happened to be able to take just two lines out of one of them and text them to a friend..and she said it made her feel better...which made me happy.
I love to make my family and friends happy.

So I figured I would post the links to these two songs and there post their lyrics.

Do you do that? Not just listen to the song, but read the lyrics and have them sit with you?
I know we all would say yes.


" I was here"
Album called 4

I wanna leave my footprints on the sands of time

Know there was something that

Meant something that I left behind

When I leave this world,

I'll leave no regrets

I'll leave something to remember,

So they won't forget

I was here...

I lived, I loved

I was here...

I did, I've done, everything that I wanted

And it was more than I thought it would be

I will leave my mark so everyone will know

I was here...

I want to say I lived each day,

Until I die

I know that I meant something in somebody's life

The hearts I have touched,

Will be the proof that I leave

That I made a difference

And this world will see

I was here...

I lived, I loved

I was here...

I did, I've done, everything that I wanted

And it was more than I thought it would be

I will leave my mark so everyone will know

I was here...

I was here...

I lived, I loved

I was here...

I did, I've done, everything that I wanted

And it was more than I thought it would be

I will leave my mark so everyone will know

I was here...

I just want them to know

That I gave my all,

Did my best

Brought someone some happiness

Left this world a little better just because...

I was here...

I was here...

I lived, I loved

I was here...

I did, I've done, everything that I wanted

And it was more than I thought it would be

I will leave my mark so everyone will know

I was here...

Then this one....

Shania Twain
" Today is Your Day"
Album called

You got what it takes you can win?

You got what it takes you can win,

Today is your day to begin.

Don't give up here, don't you quit.

The moment is now, this is it

Know that you can then you will

Get to the top of the hill

Part of the fun is the climb

You just gotta make up your mind

That today is your day

And nothing can stand in your way

Today is your day

Everything's goin' your way

Today (you can do it)

Today (c'mon c'mon)

Today (c'mon do it)


When somebody throws sticks and stones

All they can break are your bones

And life's gonna kick you around

Then kick you again when you're down

But today is your day

And nothing can stand in your way

Today is your day

Everything's goin' your way

Today (c'mon do it now)




mmmm life's gonna kick you, its gonna kick you around, its gonna kick you down

Brush yourself off no regrets

This is as good as it gets

Don't expect more or less

Just go out and give it your best (give it your best)

Today is your day

And nothing can stand in your way

Today is your day

Everything's goin' your way


Today ( I said today is your day)



I said today


Today is your day mmmmm

What songs are sitting with you? Encouraging you? Or just making you want to shake it or break something, sing along....just anything.

Have a great day!