Cherish @ My Cup of Tea
Dahianna, did you know that your name means "valley"?  NOW, where can I take this?  Valley girl?  Nah.  Peaks and vallies ((she has huge knockers!!))??  Oh well, on another note--I missed you!!
Okay folks, this is the story of Me & D!  I was 19.  I was working at Subway and living in a ghetto 1200 sq. ft. $400/mn. apartment in the shittiest part of town.  A girl came in while I was closing, so irritated with my lack of confidence in my own future; I was angry-face and throwing veggies around.  She told me that I could be an Optician for way more pay+commission.  And they TRAIN YOU!  How cool!  I was all over it.  This isn't the girl this story is about.  I applied.  I got the job.  I met my second-in-command manager, Dahianna.  Beautiful and sweet Mexican girl about my age.  We quickly became inseparable!
 Let's fast-forward 2 years.  I met this guy, we won't say who.  He tried to control me and honestly succeeded a bit.  I started taking out all my anger on all my closest friends and realized I'd lost them all.  Even Dahianna.  
Finally after I realized I deserved better and moved on, I tried making contact with all those old friends again.  So, first call?  DAHIANNA, naturally!  We made up!  And now, two years after breaking up with that douche, I can confidentally say that D is one of my best friends.  
She is ALWAYS there for me when I need a shoulder to cry on, an ear to listen, an opinion to ruin my day, anything.
Dahianna--I love you, girl.  You're one of the most beautiful people I know.  And who could make a cuter baby than this? 
And her husband, Sean.  Well, he's just a kook.  We love him, I couldn't think of a more beautiful couple!! I love you guys!!
**Check out her blogs: ((Where she talks about food and her life and crap))
&& ((Where's she talks about stuff that pisses her off))**
Cherish @ My Cup of Tea
So, as I promised here are the pictures from the camping trip we took this weekend out at Mt. Hood National Forest.
Just waiting in the car, while the boyfriend picks up supplies for the camping trip.
Best way to keep a kid quite on an hour and a half car ride?  Movies.
Look how patiently she is waiting to get there.
A bird petrified on a log, seriously.  Weird. 
This was the view from our tent.  I love falling asleep to the sound of water.
Some of our crew.
This is one of the tubs at Bagby Hot Springs, I took this picture from GOOGLE since it was too dark when we went to take pictures.  But this was the exact same tub that we were in.  
We really did have a great time.  We were down there Friday, Saturday and came back mid-Sunday since I had to work at 5pm.  The hot springs were a ten-minute drive and an hour hike from our camp site.  But MAN, was it worth it.  Hot tubs in nature???  LOVELY!
However, there were injuries, as there always are.  Including but not limited to two people with cut up feet (from walking barefoot), and my boyfriend fell down a hill, and was pushed down another.  A friend of ours fell down a cliff.  It was horrible, but there was alcohol to soothe all the ailments.  Nothing too serious.  
Oh, and our dog went into heat on the trip.  Not even 10 months old yet, and she's already a woman.  They grow up so fast, don't they?  Anyone got a male all-white Amstaff that they want to breed?
All-in-all it was a very fun trip.  I was glad to get to spend a whole weekend with my little family unit.  The best part was that cell phones didn't work up there, so not bothers.  Although I had 6 voicemails and 13 text messages once we got back into cell phone range.  I'm an on-call employee with my second job so I was very thankful that my phone didn't work all weekend.  
If you want a beautiful, cheap, relaxing weekend away and you live in the Pacific Northwest I would DEFINITELY recommend checking out Bagby Hot Springs.  It's right outside of Estacada.
Cherish @ My Cup of Tea
This is something that I haven't done in AGES.  I know, I know, "ages" for someone my age is 2-3 years.  But nonetheless, even then there weren't such cute creative patterns.  Here are just a few that I have found.  I just found a new blog that I am completely in love with, called Sprite Stitch.  She does all sorts of gaming patterns, the Home Sweet Home Castle pattern is hers.  I don't know which one to start on. 
**If one of these patterns belong to you, please let me know so that I can give credit where credit is due. 
Cherish @ My Cup of Tea
Sorry for the hiatus.  It will probably extend to tomorrow.  I pinky swear that I will be back with some good stuff for you guys, and some pictures from camping this weekend.  We are going to the hot springs Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  PICTURES TO COME.
Cherish @ My Cup of Tea
So, the issue with the comments is RESOLVED!  Thank you to Thur on Blogger Forum.  So, you can all comment on my awesomeness now!!!
Cherish @ My Cup of Tea
These are a must-have for any season, outfit, style.  YET, I still don't have a pair.  The cheapest I've been able to find these beauties ((until actually researching)) was $99.  Vicky's knows the Secret for $79!!  And LuLu's WINS!  $39.50!!!  I can't believe it, these babies are going on my Wish List.

Cherish @ My Cup of Tea
 So, this came out in late May.  People freaked.  6 states in Germany have banned Red Bull Cola, not Red Bull.  The bans started when a test found 0.4 micrograms per liter of coca leaf extracts in the drink.  Germany's Federal Institute for Risk Assessment said that the cocaine level was too low to pose any health risks.  Red Bull has come out and said that their drink is "harmless and marketable in both the U.S. and Europe."  They also said that similar coca leaf extracts are used worldwide as flavoring.  Marketable, yes.  But I will not touch a Red Bull Cola after hearing this.  According to authorities, the substance requires the beverage to be classified as a narcotic, requiring a license for sale. (Of course, even Coca-Cola didn't become entirely cocaine-free until 1929).
Cherish @ My Cup of Tea

I remember I learned how to hand-knit when I was 5 or 6 in day care, my Mom was going back to college. He was 6 or 7, older than me, I remember. Jerome. He had a backpack full of yarn and he pulled it out and showed me how to hand-knit. I've been thinking of ways to use this craft ever since. My favorite is and always will be rope scarves. ((Click on the words hand-knit for a tutorial)).

I usually wear one in the summer, and then start piling them on in the winter. You can braid them, tie them in knots, and layer them....No matter what they're cute.

If you are interested in purchasing one or a few, they're $5 each. Any color you want. Email me if you are interested.
Cherish @ My Cup of Tea
Did you know that in the UK it's called PMT ((Pre-Menstrual Tension)) whereas we here all call it PMS ((Pre-Mentstrual Syndrome))? Just a little fact-a-roo I just read and wanted to share.
Cherish @ My Cup of Tea
We all remember these, don't we? $30 for the camera and $30 for the 10-pack of film? Good days. Gotta pay for instant results. Well, these days everyone's got a digital camera. Polaroid got the best idea ever. A digital camera that prints Polaroids just as the old ones did. GENIUS! They're not too costly either. $199 at
This will be added to my Wish List, in case anyone wants to get me something awesome for Christmas!! Only 125 more days.
Cherish @ My Cup of Tea
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