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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, 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!