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I'm an east coast girl making my way through life. I have a love for cooking, fitness, and really anything that can bring me happiness. Living my life for the next day and on a search for whatever my happily ever after may be. Life's too short to be unhappy right? If you navigated your way here, stay awhile! Have a nice day!
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Monday, December 3, 2012

Catching Up

If someone looked at this blog, they might notice that I have a tendency to only post on Monday mornings. Oops, guilty. I don't know what it is. Maybe Monday's are just so awful that I look for something else to do to take my mind off the dreadful start of the week? Who knows. I'm trying to get better at posting.

It's the end of the semester here which naturally is the busiest time of year. Time to deal with those teachers that don't grade things on time and leave you wondering how you're doing in the class until two weeks after the semester ends. You guys probably have teachers like that, and can agree that it's the absolute worst.

Being the internet troll I am, I found this blog that I think is absolutely hysterical. It's called "Least Helpful" and they find ridiculous reviews of products on the internet that are just awful and make no sense, but prove to be super funny. Here are three that should give you a good laugh, and if they don't then I probably need to re-evaluate my sense of humor.

Lastly, word to the wise, don't watch the State Fair special on the Travel channel when you're hungry. I'm watching people in Wisconsin deep fry peanut butter in chocolate then dip it in chocolate and I don't think this tummy of mine has ever growled so hard. Actually, everything they've shown is deep fried. They did take it a little too far with deep fried butter...but I'm sure it probably has a hint of deliciousness in it.

I promise that I'll start posting more relevant things on this old blog of mine.


Monday, November 12, 2012

Thanksgiving...Where Are You?!

So, I stayed in all weekend. Kyle was feeling under the weather, and it was just too cold to go out in a little skirt and pretend that I didn't feel like I was trapped in a glacier. I watched way too much Sex and the City, if that's possible. I've been wondering all weekend how Carrie can manage to have a fabulous apartment and the best closet known to woman while only doing a weekly column, especially since I know journalism doesn't pay too much (unless you're among the ranks of Katie Couric). Then I wondered, how can she manage to have all of those designer clothes and shoes, and a NYC apartment, and eat out and get cocktails 6 nights a week? And not gain any weight? Oh, Carrie. You are too perfect and us girls will be eternally jealous of your HBO life. 

I'm writing for The Campus Companion this fall. It's a good time, I've definitely become more grounded in internet writing I would say. It's still weird to me though when I write advice pieces, I mean, are people really listening to me? Bless em. Here's a link to one of my pieces, for all you Disney lovers out there. Funny though, they had me write a piece on internships and where to find them - I'm still looking for my own! I'm probably the only one who thinks that's funny. Now that I'm done semi self-promoting (we all need to pat our own backs sometimes)....

Thanksgiving could not come soon enough. I can't wait to be home. School hasn't been anything crazy, but I just would like a week off to find some time to just sit. Maybe give myself an at home spa day, go to a movie, just something different. I'm probably the biggest advocate for having a change of scenery, so that's going to be nice as well. I miss city traffic and cop cars, is that weird? I miss the little stores, the parks, and for some reason I just feel safer in a city. You'd think the opposite, but oh well. 

Before I go home for break, I really want to get rid of  attempt to bag up and donate some of my old clothes. I tried about a week ago, but let me tell you, it's harder than it seems. I've donated a good amount of clothes I've either outgrown in size/taste/maturity, but my closet is still packed. Plus, you can't get more until you have less? I think that's how it goes. Is it just me or does it seem like you hate all of your clothes, but then when you go to give them away you suddenly develop a sentimental relationship with them? I can't tell you how many shirts I looked at and thought "oh,  but I wore that one when I dressed up as a a panda in 4th grade!" Like, no. Things need to go. 

By the way, obsessed with this girls voice. Her name is  Michaela Rowe and she's my latest YouTube go-to. She wrote this song HERSELF when she was just 11!!!! You'll love it. 

Time to go trudge through the rest of the day in preparation for the rest of the week before break.... 


Wednesday, October 31, 2012

I'm Back

After a long five month hiatus, I figured it was time to return back to le blog. I guess I figured there wasn't really a purpose to me writing or even having a blog in general. No one really sees it (right?), so what was I doing it for?

I figured out it doesn't really matter if people are reading what's on here. Of course I'd love the traffic and to talk to new people and have people read what I have to say, but that isn't the purpose of a blog. So me and my audience-less self are back for round two. Trying this time to just write and have fun on here when I feel like it. Plus, I'm sure like ten years from now I can look back at this and laugh at myself and everything I've written on here. Hopefully one day I'll look back and become full with sweet memories of this little blog and see how far I've come! A little sarcastic, but I genuinely do think it would be interesting to look back at my life on this blog ten years from now.

Where do I even start now? I guess I'll bullet-point what I've been up to the past five months.

- Sophomore year ended
- I went home for the summer
- I interned at a divorce law firm
- I decided I like wearing ballerina flats and dresses to work
- I was in charge of everyone's lunch orders, became friends with Cosi and Potbelly workers
- Almost peed my pants first time doing a court run, by the end of the summer loved the court workers
- Realized how hard it is to carry bags of food, and learned how mad people get when their orders are messed up
- Went to Cape Cod with just the family this year, had a great time even though it rained a lot
- Went back to school, first time ever not having an early end to summer because of soccer
- Missed soccer
- Realized I had to move on and find something new besides soccer
- Cried because I didn't know what to do without soccer
- Pulled myself together and focused on school
- Got two internships for the fall semester, I write for The Campus Companion now
- Had a quarter life crisis, solved it by a weekend off from life and a trip to the hair salon
- I have darker hair now, still deciding if I love it or not
- Had an awesome Halloweekend
- Survived Hurricane Sandy, lucky/sad she didn't hit so hard in my area
- Been off from school for almost a week because of the hurricane

In a nutshell, I guess that's what I've been up to the past 5 months. Now that I look at it, it sounds pathetic, but I swear I've been busy and more exciting things have happened.

Here's a picture from Halloween - I'm running out of things to post about already! It's a picture of Kyle and our friend Hinkle. (Kyle was Scott Disick - priceless).

As for now, I'm trying to master different places to put your arms in pictures so you don't have to be stuck doing the stupid hand to hip sorority pose that we're all in a rut with. So far, little progress has been made.


Monday, May 14, 2012

Manic Monday

Hey there -

I seriously should not be on blogger right now, because I have two exams today. But hey, we all need a break sometimes. I can't wait to get home and get out of school - this year just needs to be done! I'm super envious of everybody who ended weeks ago (even days ago) who are home enjoying the first few pages of summer. Me on the other hand, I'm stuck here and there isn't even nice weather to make me feel better. This is how I feel right now.  

                                          {The artist must have had me in mind drawing this}

I actually don't have too much to say today, as I spent the majority of my weekend watching Shark Tank with Kyle and eating miscellaneous candy items from 7-11. My mom & dad came by though and took Kyle and I out to dinner...I had crabcakes and they were absolutely delicious. I swear, seafood is by far my favorite food. Anytime of day, any type of seafood - I will eat it with relish and joy. It was a fun time though - we all had a good sit down, mostly talking about the eager anticipation of summer and being home. 

I have a final exam today on the full lists of cabinet members in Iran...lucky me. I really just can't wait to get home and get on with life (hah!) which for me will consist of my real gym which is complete with numerous fun classes and cool equipment, and also beach time and baseball time (go Nats!). 

I'm still working at the law firm I talked about earlier this summer - I'm really not sure how big of a role I'll have there, but it's good experience for me and will also look good on the ever so important resume. Plus, maybe I'll have some epiphany of what I want to be when I'm older (love that I can still say this for the time being...). 

Also....Gossip Girl tonight! Not quite sure if it's the season finale....(GOD I HOPE NOT) but make sure to watch! I have a feeling it's going to be a good one. Last episode of Desperate Housewives EVER was on last night...cannot tell you what a depression I'm in that the ladies of Wisteria Lane are gone for good - but that is ANOTHER post for a whole new day (I could go on and on and on).


Now that I've realized how incredibly boring this post is...I figure I better get back to studying. T minus 40 minutes until I have to get into that stupid exam room....grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

So - happy Monday to everybody, happy summer to those of you who are done with school, and happy graduation to any newly post-grad kids out there...you did it!!

As for me -- Rosie the Riveter is my source of ummph to get me through the next week or so.... 


Wednesday, May 9, 2012


Hey there...

Today at 1:20 marks the first interview...of my life. Well - important interview at least. It's the first interview I'll ever be going to where I have to dress up, smile, and work the people skills. Eek! I'm sure everybody else has already had their first interview, but today is my first one and I'm nervous as all get out! I'm sure in like, ten years (maybe even 5) if this blog still exists I'll read this post and laugh about it, because by that point I probably will have survived many more interviews. But as of today...it's the first one and I'm still pretty nervous! 

It's not even an interview for a job which is the funny part - it's for an abroad trip to DC to work in January at a government agency or Congressional office. Still, it's important and I want to make sure to leave a good impression. I decided not to get too too dressed up - I figured I should play it calm and cool and act like I've done this before. Maybe I can fool them! I met with one of the interviewers (?) to hand in a resume before and they told me they gave "serious preference" to the older candidates, and I said "well good news for me I guess" (sarcastically) and she laughed, then told me I had a good sense of humor. Why oh why can't humor be the deal sealer instead of GPA and work experience?! The world would be so much more fun! 

I'm a little bit nervous because I finish class at 1:10 and then have to scoot alllllll the way across campus by 1:20 to be there on time. Is that a time crunch or what? I probably should have asked for a little later of a time, but I didn't want them to think I was a little brat that they had to accommodate. 

Hopefully I don't say "um" and "like" today, and hopefully I'm not a sweaty ugly mess from running across campus! Here's a little glimpse of my outfit - just a striped teal dress and some pink ballet flats. Figured I should keep it casually pulled together. Also I have a small gold headband on from J.Crew and I decided to keep my makeup pretty minimal (don't want to look like I'm trying too hard...and also don't want to look like a Barbie doll since this is after all a political internship...) by wearing mascara, blush, and pink lipgloss. 

Right about now I've decided I am WAY too nervous....but who wasn't nervous their first time doing anything important? These quotes are helping me a little bit, at least to ease the jitters. 

 I think I can, I think I can! Wish me luck! 


P.S. --> Like all good things in life, I hope to look back at this post one day and laugh.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Target Tuesday

Hey there -

I'm going to keep today short and sweet - but first I'm sad because all my favorite blogettes have not posted recently! Wah! Hope everything and everyone is okay! Anyways, I usually (aka all my life) have never been a Target shopper. Sports bras were the extent to my apparel purchases from the big red store. It's not that I never liked anything - I just never gave myself the opportunity to like anything. In other words, I always viewed Target as a drugstore and appliance store more than a clothing store. However, the more and more I walk through the Target here at school I see more and more clothes that look very appealing to me. So, Target goers, is it just me or has Target gone upscale and chic in their clothes?

Anyways - I'm loving that Target picked up a line called "The Webster." My best description would be  a very economical Lilly Pulitzer. They have cute dresses, shorts, and cardigans from the likes of it. I picked up a cardigan from The Webster a few weeks ago, and I have to say I love it. It's a very neat and sophisticated looking line. Very pulled together. The whole collection can be found in stores, and also online here where they have online prices...yippie for cheaper!!! Here are just a few pieces from the collection that I thought were cute and well-priced.  

Hopefully that gives you a little glimpse of the collection. It's cute! Not cheap fabric either, it's pretty well made. Definitely worth a try-on if not a purchase. Also...they had adorable robes for anyone who is looking for anything in that department! 

Happy Tuesday!


Friday, May 4, 2012


Who else could not be happier that it's Friday? I'm in the final stretch until summertime and I can't wait for school to be o-v-e-r. Another year under the belt, yippie! Also - it dawned on me yesterday that we spend roughly half of our lives in school....yawn. As important as education is, maybe in future future years from now they'll cut down on the years of schooling. There needs to be more time for life and fun!!! For the Friday post I'll just make it a "what's up and on my mind" sort of deal.

1. Tomorrow (Saturday) is Cinco de Mayo. Now - I have absolutely no Spanish/Latina/Mexican in me at all whatsoever, but this is an excuse to celebrate a holiday! Plus, my sister is Puerto Rican so maybe I do have a right to celebrate. Last year was pretty fun but I think this year will top it for sure - like everybody knows college always has the best t-shirts with the best (and dumbest) slogans...last year ours was "Cinco de Drinko." Cute, right? Sadly this year there were no t-shirts, but I guess that's good for my (I mean my dads) bank account. Guess I'll be recycling Cinco de Drinko for it's second annual appearance! I plan to spend tomorrow on the patio at a local  Mexican restaurant with Kyle and a group of our friends. Pitchers of margaritas and chips&salsa seem like the perfect recipe for Cinco de Mayo.
2. With only weeks left until Memorial Day, I've gotten into a jumpstart beach body mode. Since I didn't go away for spring break, I took that as the opportunity to keep my winter bundle of pounds on. Now that summer is around the corner I'm rearin' and ready to go! So far it has been 5 days of my eating/work out plan, and my best advice is to stick with it. Find what works for you and then just keep doing it. I've actually done pretty well and seen some results already! Also - I found a great website that's helping me a lot. It's called My Fitness Pal - I have never tried a food/exercise journal before because I always thought they seemed like too much work. Boy was I wrong - it's easy, quick, and it really makes you stop and think whether or not you need the food you're about to eat. Best part? It tells you how many weeks - it'll take depending on whatever food you logged in - to get to your ideal weight. For example, it told me that if I keep eating and exercising the way I have been recently, I could weigh 107 in 3 weeks. DEFINITELY motivation to keep going. Try it out!
3. With finals around the corner (for me at least!) I found this site which gave me a good laugh. It's actually not that funny, but for some reason I still laughed. It's just college kids who are absolutely drained from studying, so they fell asleep in the library in some pretty funny positions. Take it as an end of week giggle. http://www.buzzfeed.com/awesomer/25-college-students-defeated-by-finals-week

4. I ventured into Target - just to see what was there. I ended up falling in love with and buying a Jemma Kidd lip gloss (Air Kiss Shine Lip Gloss). It's the perfect bubbly pink and I can't wait to wear it with a tan. Oh Target, your possibilities are endless. Jemma Kidd has a great line - if I'm late to the party then oops, but still - check out her line! I bought "sassy." It stays on a long time too, which is always a plus.

Happy weekend, weekenders! 


Tuesday, May 1, 2012


Hey there! I have been on a super blogging hiatus, and I haven't liked it one bit. Between the papers and the finals it has been hard to find a minute of peace for myself, as I'm sure all of you can relate. Clearly I failed my thankfulness blogging challenge, but then again you don't need to write out what your thankful for as long as you are thankful every single day for all of your blessings. That being said, here is a small-ish recap of what has been going on recently with me.

1. I was asked to campaign for Newt Gingrich and was featured in his Last Conservative Standing video. 32,000 views - that's probably the most famous I will ever be! I got to meet Newt, help campaign, and really get a feel for what politics is like outside of the television. I had a great time. Sadly Newt is dropping out tomorrow, but he had a good run and I had a great experience. I figured out (again) that politics is a lot like sports in that it's all about competition and how to beat an opponent. Pretty cool how heated things can get. In a way, politics is just like a grown-mans middle school with gossip and rumors everywhere. I liked it though! Definitely not going to forget the experience, ever.
{Newt & I...yippie!}

2. Kyle and I went to a Rick Ross and Meek Mills concert last week. We had a pretty good time - I'm not huge followers of either artist but I do love "I think I'm big meeeech!" a lot. Usually concerts here at school are pretty crowded and full of actual UD kids, but this one seemed to have a lot more townies there. I guess Kyle and I were pretty outnumbered there...and we looked pretty dumb because EVERYONE knew the lyrics to every single song except for us. There was this super dorky kid next to us (alone, in the aisle) though dancing which provided way too much entertainment. 
{Kyle & I before the show}

3. Kyle and I saw a dead body laying in the street. He took me to go get hamburgers at the best place ever (holy milkshakes) and on the way back to my apartment we saw this thing about 150 feet ahead of us laying in the street. It was dark and we were unsure of what it was at first (obviously we weren't suspecting it to be a dead person!) but as we got closer and slowed down we saw a torso, arms spread out, eyes open, mouth open, and blood EVERYWHERE. Imagine your  stereotypical dead person. That's what we saw. It felt like an episode of Law and Order SVU. It was pretty creepy, but Kyle was more scared than I was! We circled around again and by that time the cops and ambulances and the whole shabang had arrived. Pretty creepy stuff...my mind is scarred forever. Turns out it was a hit and run (and whoever hit her stole her wallet....effed up!), but she was pronounced dead on the scene. So rest in peace to this woman, and I hope they find whatever a-hole did that to her. People are really cruel.

4. That's about it with me. I'm waiting to hear back on an abroad program which would be cool to get into, but would be the first time I've ever really been away away from Kyle :( . Luckily this "abroad" isn't too far and is just back in DC interning with a government agency, so we would not be far from each other at all. Listen to me complaining when there are military husbands+wives separated across the globe for months at a time! "Thankful I have my guy here!"

So that's about it for me today...I did find this below which I thought was cute and so true...love Monday.


P.S. --> I now LOVE the new blogger format, because I finally understand it!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Day 5

Here's my part two for the thankfulness journey...by the way happy Monday and hope everybody had a safe and fun weekend! I know I sure did.

I'm thankful for education. I'm thankful that I have gone through years of schooling, and am still currently in school. I'm thankful for the buildings I've learned in and the teachers who have taught me. Education really is so important. I'm a firm believer that you learn 50-50: half from textbook and the other half from real experience. I think they play so well off of each other, to read about something and then see it happen for your own eyes. It seems like that is the total learning experience. Think about all the people in the world who will never step foot in a classroom. Think about all the people in the world who will never learn to read, write, or even speak properly. As much as we sigh and whine about going to classes, it's a huge blessing that we even have the opportunity to be in those classes. Education can get you anywhere: I know that's such a cliche statement but really the more you know, the more places you will go (as Dr. Seuss told us). I'm thankful that I can learn, that I have learned, and that I have so much more to learn about. I'm thankful that can I write about whatever I want whenever I want, and that I can read other people's words. Words are the most powerful thing I think - because they can invoke feelings you never even knew you had. To be honest, what I love most about education is that you and me could read the exact same book,  but both take entirely different meanings and lessons from it. It's so subjective, and amazing that it just allows you to think what you want. Education allows you to interpret things for yourself and develop yourself accordingly. That's pretty amazing when you think about it. The next time you sigh about going to work or to class (we all do it...) just remind yourself what a blessing it is that you have that opportunity, and that you got that opportunity from hard work and a good education.

Day 4

....And I'm still chugging away with the thankfulness!!! Today is a two-day post since apparently this one got drafted instead of posted. 

I'm thankful for the ability to dream. This sounds weird, but hear me out. When we were little people always told us that we could go anywhere in life and be whoever we wanted to be. As times get older, people get smarter, and competitions arises, it seems as though your options to be who you wanted to be are limited. I think it's sad - people tell you your whole childhood to dream and set goals, but then once you're of a certain age people expect you to forget your dreams and join the real world and check into reality. For me, I'm still a dreamer. I have high expectations set for myself and my life and I won't stop until I'm utterly blissful and satisfied with my life. To dream is a wonderful thing. Think of all the little kids in third world countries who don't get the same opportunities to dream as we do, because they have to deal with survival before they even turn five. I think it's important to be thankful that we can dream and that our dreams can actually come true. We live in a place where basically if we want something bad enough and work hard enough for it, we can get it. To be able to achieve your goals and dreams is amazing. So many people will never get the chance to even come close to dreaming, and the fact that we can dream a new dream everyday is pretty great. We really are blessed with opportunities and I think we need to acknowledge that more. We can be anyone we choose to be, and I'm thankful for that. 

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Day 3

Day 3...look at me go! I honestly thought I would have taken the lazy way out of this by now but writing about something I'm thankful for each day is actually really refreshing. It puts things in a new perspective I'd say.

Something I'm thankful for is my health. I feel like when you're well and have no sickness or injury you completely take your health for granted. I know that I do. But when you think about it, there are so many people in the world that aren't healthy mentally or physically, and that is very limiting for them. For me, I have no sickness or disability that restricts me from anything. A lot of times I just ignore that I'm lucky for that - but imagine if you couldn't walk or couldn't see, or even if you couldn't really think all too well? It's scary, and it's unfortunate that no one really is thankful for their health until it's too late. For me I don't want to wait until it's too late. I don't want to take my health for granted and then one day be hit with a debilitating sickness. I'm so thankful that I was born healthy and have grown up healthy, only suffering a few injuries and quick sicknesses. I'm thankful that if I want to walk outside on a sunny day I can, and I'm thankful that I can see everything outside and really capture everything in it's natural greatness. I'm thankful that I can breathe on my own, that I can exercise healthily and happily, and that I don't have any problem with my health to worry about everyday. I really do salute people that have a health issue that causes them to miss out on things and that also restricts them from doing certain things. I think those people are so brave that they have become mentally tough enough to endure anything - maybe that's why they are the way they are...because God knew that they had the strength to handle it. Health is something so overlooked and I truly am thankful that I'm healthy and happy, and I hope all of you guys start to value your health more (first step is quitting the tanning beds!) Don't wait until it's too late to value your health - every little step counts along the way.  

{This is a picture of my friend Ali and I jousting at a carnival}
[I'm thankful I was able to participate and have fun, and that I could balance up there too!]

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Day 2

I made it to day 2 of what I'm thankful for, yippie! By the way, is anyone else's weather being totally bipolar right now? I swear, we had 70 degree weather yesterday and today its 55-ish and rainy. Do I hang all the sundresses up or only a few...make up your mind dumb sun.

I'm thankful for my boyfriend Kyle. We've been together about three years and I swear they've been the best years ever. He means more to me than anyone and I really consider him a part of my family. Kyle is the absolutely best. He's funny, caring, kind, competitive, laid-back, and just all around the best guy you could meet. Anyone he meets he brings a little sunshine into their lives. Pretty big quality to be able to be compared to sunshine big guy! He's been there for me through everything: through the good, the bad, the ugly, the funny, the ridiculous, the annoying, the dumb - anything. He's always been there for me and he's the first person in my life who isn't part of my family who has been there for me no matter what. I love him for that and appreciate it probably way more than he will ever know. He's a big sweetie, that's what he really is. He makes everything more fun, and makes everything bad better. He puts up with my shenanigans too, and for that this boy deserves a gold medal. He knows how to handle literally any situation. I swear you could put him in a hole with a grenade and he would somehow turn it into something good. Maybe it's because he's so relaxed, or maybe it's because he's so smart - but either way he is the most dependable person to have around when times get tough. A funny thing about him? He hates being called cute, even though that's exactly what he is. I guess he prefers to be "hot" and all "rugged manly man" but either way he's just a good guy at the end of the day. He knows how to talk to me and to make me happy, and he always knows when something is wrong. Very perceptive I must say. He can put a smile on my face and give me goosebumps with a hug, and if that's not love then I just don't know what is. We've made it through college so far together, despite what everyone says about high school romance going to the big leagues. I say we're in it to win it! High school relationships get such a bad rap, but sometimes they can be the perfect thing. After all, what's more romantic then two people who have been together since the high school days right! Kyle and I have a pretty cute story too, which makes me love him that much more. Things just fell right into place with us. I like to believe destiny had a hand in all this as well because I was at the same school from pre-K to 9th grade and then I just up and decided I wanted to transfer. Destiny right? I wasn't supposed to leave my school, but I did, and I ended up at Kyle's - which obviously then turned into me being with Kyle. Better than my boyfriend, he's my best friend in the entire world. He knows everything about me, even the bad things, and loves me anyways. He's my junk food and giggle buddy and roller coaster partner and he's my absolute best friend. Hopefully we have many many more years together. I don't usually through around the "p" word...but Kyle really is perfect. And I'm a very lucky gal to be dating him and to have him in my life. So that's something huge that I'm thankful for each and everyday. 

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Taking a Turn

Hey there -

I've been MIA and a half recently. Not so sure why, but I guess blogging has not exactly been on my mind. Maybe because I don't understand the new updated format of it? But but but - I have still been reading all of your blogs and still love to do that. You guys are an interesting bunch and always have something smart, funny, or interesting to say.

I decided I'm going to try something new with the blog. I'm going to stray away from fashion and makeup and yadda yadda for awhile because I found something that I really want to do. It's called "What I'm thankful for" and everyday for 30 days you write about something - anything - that you're thankful for. We live in such a busy world where people ignore some of the smallest and most beautiful things out there, so hopefully by doing this it will be a nice way to decompress and really make sure I'm enjoying and celebrating all of the great things in life.

Even if you guys don't choose to do a 30 day one, at least try to think of something everyday that you are thankful for. Think of it this way - if you woke up tomorrow with only the things you thanked God for today, what would you have?

So - here's hoping I can be loyal to these 30 days and really get everything in there. I'll try my hardest not to skip a day, but you know how things are :)

DAY 1: 
            I'm thankful for my family. For my wonderful parents and my sister who to me is a piece of perfection. We're just a small family of four but the way we all mesh together makes it just wonderful having them. They've seen me through the best of times and the worst of times, and even through my worst decisions and biggest mistakes they continue to see the best in me. It's a really special thing to have people who will be there for you no matter what. To have people who will always believe the best about you and will always believe that you can succeed no matter what you do. Usually these days it's all about people trying to get ahead of others and push others down, so to have a support system where you can turn into an ugly monster one day and have them still think the sun shines out of your ass - that's pretty perfect. So many times in life we forget to be thankful for our families. We assume that they are just a given, and that they'll always be there no matter what. There's no certainties in life though, as much as we're convinced there are. So many people aren't blessed with families that care and love them. So many people come from broken homes and tragic stories. For me, I have a pretty perfect family. I have three people who think that I'm just great - even though I don't believe that all the time about myself. I'm thankful that I have people like that in my life, who believe in me when I don't believe in myself. It's a really nice thing to have and a lot of us overlook that on a daily basis. Everyone needs to remember every single day to talk to their family. Whether it's face to face, over the phone, an email, or even a text - just let them know you love them. You only get one family in your life and you need to love them with all your might and make the best of your wonderful blessing. 


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Hump Day

Hey there,

I don't know about you but I absolutely cannot wait for this week to be over. I'm not quite sure why, but the days keep getting longer and more boring. Guess it's time to switch things up huh? Side note...I'm pretty pissed that it's April 11 and 50 degrees out. I bought more sundresses for a reason, but now I've found myself back in Ugg's! Come on, Al Gore...you said there was global warming. Liar.

I've started to work out more for the summertime and I've found a pretty good way to keep track of progress. Basically it's just taking a picture in a sports bra and shorts and labeling them by day, just so I can watch myself progress. It isn't vain either I swear, it's just the only motivation there is to keep going! I'm definitely 100% breaking every rule that's ever been published about loving your body and being comfortable, because I put these pictures in a file on my desktop called "EW YOU'RE FAT." I should probably switch that title I was just in a rush when I made it, but it makes me laugh when I see it. Also side note...everybody should love their body and feel good about themselves! And if you don't feel good - self-improvement!
{I know that picture is terrible, but it made me laugh!}

I was eating some strawberries in bed before class today watching "The Today Show." I don't know why but when they went to commercial break they were advertising for a show the following morning. They said "Tomorrow on Today" and I just lost it. It's probably not funny to anyone else, and I don't even know why it was funny. Maybe because they said it really fast? Or because it's an oxymoron?

Last but not least, I must say even though I only have 16 followers I love my 16! Quality not quantity, correct? And let me say, I have the top quality with you bunch. Something I added to my bucket-list also is to meet some blogger friends before I die. I realize the idea of meeting someone from the internet is a terrible and frowned upon thing, but some of you guys just seem to be carbon-copies and soul sisters of mine. Hopefully one day some of us can meet or bump into each other, I think it'd be cool! Until then...there's always Facebook to make us friends, so feel free to friend!
Now that you all probably think I'm either A) weird B) creepy or C) all of the above...woops.

Happy Hump-Day!


Monday, April 9, 2012

Monday...No Bueno

Hey there,

I'll skip the niceties about how much we all hate Monday's. Today is sucking more than usual for me. It started out with a nice fight with the boyfriend about some big-legged girl we disagree on. He sees a nice friend from home, but I see a girl who gives me dirty looks and chooses to ignore my existence. Guys are so naive to the meanness of girls. They have no idea how dirty girls can play when they put their minds to it. So I'll take the mature road and just hold a grudge against her and think mean things about her when I see her! Just kidding, or am I? I'm not one to advocate being mean but this girl deserves a boot up her butt. Oh well...invictus maneo right? (Totally had a geeked out Latin moment there...woops). It means "I remain unvanquished," an important saying to remind yourself of more often! Nothing can truly, truly conquer or ruin us in this life...so why let it? Agreed? Good!

Hope everyone had a great Easter weekend. Sadly I spent mine at school working, happens to the best of us right? Luckily though Kyle was here too so we kept each other company and had a really great Easter dinner at one of our favorite restaurants. I'd say nicer things about it, but I'm simply too grumpy right now. This was my favorite picture we took though, it just sums us up so perfectly. Weird how pictures have that power right?
Here's something that made me laugh today. It's just a collection of funny Easter bunny pictures. We've all seen the kid on the laps of the mall bunny who is crying hysterical and is absolutely terrified. This site captured the best moments, and they are all pretty priceless.

Hope your Monday fares better than mine.

XOXO, Rosie

Thursday, April 5, 2012

T.V. Shows

Hey there,

This is like the latest I've ever posted on a blog...oh well! This is just a summary of my favorite T.V. shows. Nighttime ones. See, I like to have one for every night of the week. Just so that there's always something to look forward too! I think that's ok right? To have something small to look forward to each day? We all deserve that. YOLO! Just kidding...I absolutely HATE HATE HATE the phrase YOLO, and I hate Drake right now for even making it popular. Anyways - here is my T.V. schedule. Obviously I'm super bored since I'm writing about this...oops!

Monday Nights
- Gossip Girl (CW, 8pm)
- Hart of Dixie (CW, 9pm)
- The Voice (NBC, 8pm)
- Pawn Stars (History, 10pm)
.....HATE HATE HATE the time overlap
Tuesday Nights
- New Girl (FOX, 9pm)
- The Voice (NBC, 9pm)
.....HATE HATE HATE the time overlap
Wednesday Nights
- Modern Family (ABC, 9pm)

Thursday Nights
- Jersey Shore (MTV, 10pm)
Friday Nights
- Say Yes to the Dress (TLC, all night?)
Saturday Nights
- Nothing
- Whatever ABCFamily movie is on

Sunday Nights
- Desperate Housewives (ABC, 9pm)
- GCB (ABC, 10pm)

So, here's where I need your guys help. I NEED A NEW THURSDAY NIGHT SHOW! Jersey Shore's season is over and now my Thursday nights are naked. I need a replacement for now. Please don't say American Idol either, the show stinks now in my opinion. Used to be way better!

Please give me a Thursday suggestion! Or let me know about any other good shows out there I'm missing!

XOXO, Rosie

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

I think I can, I think I can!

Hey hey!

The unfortunate thing about spring is getting back your bikini bod, especially after it's been hidden beneath leggings and sweatshirts all winter long. This can be a bit of a hassle, and I know it's something we all tackle this time of year. April and May are my two months to get bikini ready. I'm determined too, and now I just need to keep that motivation going.

{story of my life right now}

Here are a few of the things I'm relying on this spring to get me in shape. Whether it's goals, videos, inspiration - whatever...anything can help. These are just what's motivating me recently.

{I dream of having these abs...key word "Dream}

I'm also using this link:
The good thing about that link is it's all mapped out for you. Literally - all mapped out. All you need to do is get off your butt and follow the workouts they give you (it's a month of workouts) and you can be good to go. Definitely worth a shot.

Green Monster smoothies - recipes are ALL over Google but in case you're feeling lazy just toss your favorite fruit, a big handful of spinach, some water (and ice) and some protein powder in and wala. Well - not exactly wala....you still have to workout and blah blah you know the drill.

I'm also relying on this link to get my abs in tip-top shape: Tony Horton Abs

And last but not least, I'm relying on the Victoria's Secret Angels and the Pinterest Fitness board to make me feel like (for lack of a better word...) shit until I have the body I want.

Sadly, I'm going to have to try and give up sweets until I have the body I want for the summer. This will be hell for me because I'm an avid baker and I LOVE MY SWEETS! No possible way I'll be able to give up all sweets though, I'll still sneak a whole bunch.

What are you guys doing to get in shape? Let's keep each other going!!

XOXO, Rosie

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Prep Tuesday

Hey guys!

I don't know about you - I've said it once and I'll say it again - but I go absolutely nuts for sundress season. I love dresses in all cuts and colors, and this year my spring time dress award 100% goes to Lilly Pulitzer. Of course, they always make flawless and absolutely beautiful dresses but this year more than one has caught my eye. I wish they were a little more economical in terms of price, but I understand a wallet has to bleed for a beautiful outfit (sometimes). Here are my favorite Lilly picks, we all deserve a summer splurge! SO many of them remind me of Charlotte from Sex and the City also, which make them even more appealing. What dresses do you guys like this season?

Now let's just hope they get below $300...fingers crossed!!

XOXO, Rosie