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Ally Jean: October 2011

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Gotta Get Back To Hogwarts

Yesterday I went on quite literally the best date of my life. And it was a day I don't think I'll ever forget.

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Friday, October 21, 2011

Fall Colors and Poetry

I can honestly say that the one thing I miss most from the great Hoosier state, is its trees during Autumn.

Bloomington has all these incredibly old trees, and the campus of Indiana University is literally covered with leaves.

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

40th Anniversary of WDW

2011 marks 40 years Walt Disney World has been opened here in Florida. I have made so many memories here with family and friends and I can't believe that I have been alive half as long as Walt Disney World has been!



Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Adorable Vintage Firehouse Birthday!

In an attempt at making my life significantly less stressful, I will be combining Ally Borrowed Blue with AllyJean as much as possible. I love finding unique parties online, and I love sharing them even more with my readers!

This vintage firehouse party by Jenny Cookies is absolutely stunning!

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Pottermore Post 2

Have we addressed the problem I have with Harry Potter?

And by problem, I mean that I am just a tiny bit obsessed. I had a boyfriend once ask me if I loved him more than Harry Potter and I had to think about it.

All weepy comments about how Harry Potter changed my life and has been, quite honestly, my first love and guiding light through all kinds of bumps in the road of my life aside: when Pottermore came to be--I lost my shizz.

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3 Fun Fall Cupcakes!

It's the season of flannel, blankets, football and bright colors. I am totally in love with autumn!

Living here in Florida has me feeling the fall blues, so I've been trying to fill my warm world with as many chilly fall ideas as possible.

Here are some of my favorite fall recipes for incredible cupcakes to warm your hearts, homes, and stomachs if you're in need of a little extra autumn!

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Sunday, October 16, 2011

4 Years Later

October is always a tricky month for me. While the world around me transforms into a world of monsters, ghosts, and ghouls, I am reminded of the real monsters this world has--monsters who walk among us.
4 years ago, I finally rid myself of a monster who had me in his grasp for a year prior to that. It is a period of my life that I don't like to talk about; I don't let it define me. It has morphed me into who I am today, and as much as I view it as a bump in my road, around this time of year it becomes more of a haunting reminder of where I could be if I hadn't gotten help.

I wrote a tell-all memoir about what happened to me, a memoir that's been picked up for a new Chicken Soup for the Soup book: Teens on Tough Times.

I am so thankful for the people in my life who got me through that incredibly tough time. My parents, my family, my friends. I have so much love for all of you, so much appreciation for getting me back to, well, ME.

Mom and Dad, I know I don't always seem to appreciate your tough love, but I do. Thank you. Not only did you give me the strength to move on, but you gave me the strength to Survive and Strive for change. You helped me reach out to others, and to reach in to myself and remember who I have always been.

If you would like to read a rough copy of the story being considered for Chicken Soup, click the link below!

Thanks for looking!

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A Little HOOSIER Love

The first weekend of October, I went to visit my most favorite place in the whole wide world, Indiana University.

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