Monday, November 29, 2010

This girl thinks that...

...this is the cutest little maybe real newspaper clip she's ever seen. Thanks Little Reminders of Love!

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...this could possible be the most quoted moment in my life as of late. 


...it's hysterical that she just walked into the living room to have her roommate tell her "hey, there are bagels rising on the dryer, just fyi.


...she might want to be proposed to this way. Take note future husband. 

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...she's slightly obsessed with a challenge posted on a blog, but she can't remember the blog, (if it was you tell me!) to post a song that fits a category every day (but let's be honest, it'll probably be every few days from me).

Day 1 - Your Favorite Song 

The First Single - The Format

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Dear Coffeehouse (a love note),

Home is lovely. 

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But let's all be honest with each other and just realize that I, despite how much I love people, still need you. I'm dependent on you and the sweet gifts you offer me.

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A safe haven: to think, and dream, and type quickly while not looking at the screen as a friend pointed out I do. All of those can be found in you coffeehouse.

You are one in many. You come in different flavors, styles, and languages. But every part of you has a little piece of my heart that you keep bundled up and tucked behind the mug warmer (so it won't get cold).

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And so I thank you coffeehouse. For loving me in only the way you can.

Love, love, a hundred times love,
Hannah Elizabeth

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

King of the Road

Reasons I am thankful for the Nobrega family:

1) Fantastic singing (even if it is about dead girls)
2) Ability to be loud in any situation
3) Refined sense of humor
4) Not so refined sense of humor
5) Traditions that define my childhood
6) A family that knows how important family is
7) Ability to welcome new people into the family too (I heart you Jason and Addie)
8) An open heart policy
9) Great taste in wine
10) Love that defines my life 

Sometimes I make lists of all the little things I'm thankful for. This year, I'm gunna focus on the one big thing that has defined my life since before I can remember. 

I love you family. You have the biggest part of my heart, forever and ever. 

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All the photos (except for the first one) are taken from Jason and Kayla's wedding

And yes, that is my Bugga Boo sining. Ah, what sweet music to my ears.


Monday, November 22, 2010

This girl thinks that...

...drives through Missouri don't always have to be flat and boring. You just have to know how to look.

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...when Missouri does get flat and boring, a good children's book on tape can be entirely too entertaining. 

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...her dog is silly. But she loves him anyway.

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...this song really describes her mood right now. Can't wait Koni!

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The Wander and the Runaway - Written and Performed by Hannah Elizabeth (aka me)

...bleaching shirts may be her new favorite pass time.

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...random photos taken for no reason when you are bored can sometimes be the cutest.

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...she should start a collection of necklaces with unique charms.

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..she has been told one too many times that the contents of her purse are hysterical. So for your enjoyment...my purse.

A) purse, says "Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves."
B) checkbook and billfold
C) toys and bubbles (cause you never know when you might need them)
D) spair change
E) stress ball fortune cookie
F) kick butt sunglasses
G) keys
H) headphones and bible promise book
I) cupon and business card for indie
J) lipgloss
K) earings taken off earlier this evening
L) gift brought back from Barain from my daddy
M) Empowermints (from my mom, to empower me when I'm feeling down)

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...you should take time to enjoy this wonderful new music video by jenny&tyler in honor of attending their show last week.



This is Just So Beautiful - jenny&tyler

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Faint Not


There is something about connecting on a deep heart level with people that can't be described in words. At least I can't

I will just say this...

...Jenny was wearing African paper beads from Uganda. Tyler was wearing TOMS. We had a conversation about one of my favorite songs "Desperate Faces" and how we all love it. They released a new song about caring about the poor and destitute and not becoming apathetic. 

I will say it again. 

jenny&tyler write songs about my life. 

And now they know they do too. 

"It's not that we don't know or we're not shown the proof of poverty. It's not that we don't have the tools to go to break this yolk of slavery. We quit because it's not an easy fix and then forget that they're even there. We forget to care."


Faint Not - jenny&tyler

Monday, November 15, 2010

This girl thinks that...

...this is the most hysterical, knee-slapping, amusing, jocular, witty movie I've seen in a very long time...dare I say ever.

Kim Pine: Scott, if your life had a face, I would punch it.

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...coffeehouses and pictures taken by the hippie make her look at one blog post 15 times in a day.

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...getting an @ reply on twitter by one of her favorite bands, as small as it is, makes her literally jump up and down in the middle of campus. 


...becoming obsessed with a band isn't a bad thing. Unless it leads to stalking. And even then it's not always bad.

I think...



...shamelessly promoting yourself is only bad when you are already popular.

So go here and see the new vlog! 


Saturday, November 13, 2010

I love you more than you will ever know

Part of the reason I went to Africa is to bring back stories. 

This is Bena II (I added the II)


Not to be confused with my sponsor child Bena.

We met her in a slum in Kampala. 

She asked me to be her sponsor. But because of the circumstances I couldn't. But I did get to see the place she lived and meet her mother and sister. Her father was killed by rebels in the north and her family moved to Kampala to escape. They were only supposed to be there for a few months.

They have lived in the slum for 15 years now. 

Sometimes I forget that the stories I hear about child soldiers, refuges, and violence have faces. And looking in Bena's eyes and seeing what she had see through her eyes is something I won't forget. It's true. You can see war in people's eyes. 



I Love You More Than You Will Ever Know - Never Shout Never 

Sunday, November 7, 2010

This girl thinks that...

...she's real excited about her book.

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..children's theater should be more mainstream.


...forts are awesomeepic, the best idea to ever hit this planet earth. 

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...a new tattoo might not be a bad idea. Please don't kill me mom. 


...this music video not only inspired my new idea for a tattoo but my whole outlook on life.


On the Brightside - Never Shout Never

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Half Smile

I work with boys who hit me and scratch me. 

It's not their fault. They are severely handicapped. But sometimes it gets to be a  little much getting beat up on every day and I hide in the bathroom for a few minutes. 

But tonight, I was tucking the little one in, and he was sleepy so he was sitting still (for once) and he looked me right in the eyes and smiled at me a cute, perfect, little-boy, half smile. He usually can't.

But tonight he could.

We sat on his bed with him smiling at me for five minutes. I kissed his nose, he kissed mine (it's how we say goodnight) and then I turned out the light and close the door. 

Nights like tonight make it worth the scars. 

And in honor of us blowing bubbles together every night...

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Happiness - You're A Good Man Charlie Brown

Monday, November 1, 2010

This girl thinks that...

...these earnings are a must have for my collection. 

HALLOWEEN SALE BUY 2 GET 1 FREE SHOP SALE- Vintage Pumpkin Post Earrings
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...Halloween was made by someone like me that feels they are never too old to be a kid. 

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...Honey&Molasses sure do go well together. 

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...friends weddings are such a fun time to celebrate. 

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...her new job is pretty much a dream come true so far.

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...this song makes her pretty darn happy, as well as the girl singing it.



...someone making a hand heart at me makes my day.

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Happy Monday. Please don't get to blue. It's a good day!