Against all odds, I survived college. I graduated this past May with a BA in psychology, a minor in creative writing, a box of trinkets, and a lot of memories. Freshmen year was the start of an incredible journey that led me to friends I never knew I needed in my life, some useful useless information I’d need in my life, and learning some things about myself that changed my life. Mushy and cliche as it sounds, as I watch my younger friends get ready to go back to school, part of me wishes I was too. A bigger part of me is happy that I don’t have to because I’m done with the mass of assignments and 8am classes. But there is a part, albeit small, that wishes I had one more year.
So here are some things I wish I knew my freshman year and some authentic picture and kinda grainy pictures of me as a baby—I mean, a freshman. Continue reading “What I Wish I Knew My First Year of College”
It’s no secret that I’m a fan of adventure. I love to travel and see new places, try new things, see new beaches, eat at new restaurants. With a couple days off from work in late June, my mom and I tried to decide where to go away to. We threw around different places like Cape May, New Jersey, Ocean City Maryland, Philidelphia, Pennsylvania, and many others. But I was pretty set on Charleston. In the spirit of adventure, we bought some snacks at Target, got on the road (a long but scenic fifteen hours), and booked a hotel on the way down. Continue reading “Chapter Fifteen Travels to: Charleston, South Carolina”
I went away this weekend (and found this pretty courtyard to take pictures in) but came home just in time for the Fourth. The Fourth of July is probably my favorite summer holiday. I when my family (read: my crazy cousins) come over and we cookout on our back deck and go and try to watch as many firework shows as we can. Last year, we saw three on just one drive! Last year I made these cheese stuffed burgers and trust me, you’re not going to want another kind. Ribs, hot dogs, and fruity drinks also cover the table as we laugh and joke together. What’s you favorite part of the holiday? Continue reading “Red and White, Stars and Stripes. Blue Too.”
I spent the week working on my soon-to-be office, which involved clearing out a bunch of old papers and furniture from a space that was a spare room in the house. We had an old computer that didn’t even work anymore and a bunch of old tests from when I was in elementary school (I had some serious problems with spelling). As a treat and kind of as a spur of the moment, I went to Charleston, South Carolina on Thursday (blog post to come on that). That’s my week, and he’s everything I wore.
Continue reading “Fresh and Green: Instagram Outfit Roundup”
The Fourth is just about a week away now and I’m a big fan of any holiday with sparklers and cute picture opportunities. And if you’re anything like me, you’re planning at the last minute. Procrastination can still turn out something great. This is what I’m loving for a Fourth of July party. Continue reading “Last Minute Planning: Fourth of July Party”
I first saw this dress way back in March while I was shopping for my spring formal dress. I walked my formal dress up to the checkout counter and the girl standing behind it was wearing this dress. I told her that I loved it and she told me it was BCBG and she bought one of the last ones in the store (that location was going out of business and everything was marked down). That night, I went home and looked up the dress. I almost cried because it was $228 and there was no way I could buy that. But I loved the dress so much that I bookmarked the page on my computer and watched it to see if it went on sale to a point where I could buy it. Three months later, when I was home from college, I looked at the dress and saw that it was marked down and they were running a sale on top of that. This was my moment and I couldn’t let it pass. So I bought it there on the spot. And guess what, about a month later, it’s still in stock and still marked down and still has a sale on top of that. And if the price can’t convince you, maybe the beautiful color or the bell sleeves will. Continue reading “Beauty and the BCBG”