Hi, I'm Ally. I'm 31 & I live here in Plainfield, Iowa...happily married for 7 years to my husband, Brandon. We have a acreage out in the country, soo peaceful. We have a cat named Vada and two pugs named Chippy & Yoshi. One of my hobbies is collecting local art for my walls of our home. I definitely love to support local art. I also collect plushies and love anything Japanese Kawaii. I also am really into the way the Japanese cook, I watch alot of videos on this and I use chopsticks almost solely in the kitchen. I love the way they have adopted this philosophy of no waste and they really try to feed their families healthy food. You do not find that here in the US. One of my favorite quotes is "Your words in my memory are like music to me." -William Fitzsimmons.
I love listening to NPR with my cup of cocoa in the AM. I sing, play piano & guitar, harmonica, & clarinet. I've played the clarinet for 20 years now, and when I lived in the city I taught lessons. I have a strange talent for memorizing music. I absolutely adore all things Mozart. He wrote all the best music for my instrument. In January for my birthday my husband & I are attending Mozart's The Magic Flute at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, can't wait! I really love listening to all types of music, dependent daily on my mood. I keep up with all the local radio stations and have my favorite djs. I can listen to christian rock to country to rock on any given day.
I'm not big into reading, honestly. I do absolutely love the world of Harry Potter and I refuse to believe it's over. Hogwarts for life. I still think Harry should have ended up with Luna Lovegood. I mean, Ginny? Really??? I am looking forward to the new movie based on one of the Hogwarts classes, Fantastic Beasts. I collect Golden Books & I adore all children's books, I think you can never have too many. Other than that I like reading magazines, the newspaper, and all the junk mail that shows up at my door.
The husband and I decided to get rid of cable tv. We never watch it! So, we have been totally relying on our streaming services: Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, and Hulu. I have found a true love with everyhing Youtube also. I'm obsessed with watching videos on makeup, cooking, and music. We just finished watching Stranger Things on Netflix, was creepy... good for this Halloween season. My go to shows are currently This is Us, Ink Master, Any show with Gordon Ramsay, and Shark Tank.
My all time favorite Christmas movie is Disney's A Christmas Carol, it is a fairly new movie but we saw it in 3d at the theatre and it was soo beautiful watching the snow fall and the beautiful music, I mean guys, it is just magical :) In other news, I have seen the movie Home Alone over 1000 times. For a film class in college, I even wrote 8 papers and gave a speech about it. I love this movie. I know every word to the movies Addams Family Values & Mel Brooks movie Dracula Dead and Loving It. 50 First Dates I've seen over 50 times, you know I thought that movie would be dumb and so I waited to see it, but I just love Adam Sandler & Drew Barrymore. And gotta love all of the Harry Potter movies : 1&2 are best. I am a proud Disney Movie Club member and I am obsessed with owning them ALL. I am looking forward to the new Disney movie Moana. Also, Hubby & I love all things Studio Ghibli. We own them all, and we love the works on Miyazaki. Beautiful. So many movies, so little time!
I love to knit & I also crochet. I like to crochet and knit dog coats for my dogs and I love crocheting doilies. I also love collages and mixed media stuff. You should check out DanitArt on Etsy, her mixed media paintings on wood blocks are sooo me, love them :) I also like to think I have some sort of a green thumb since moving out to the country. I am also excited that I recently figured out my cricut machine so I can make cards, die cuts, etc! It is really pretty easy and fun :)