Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Enter My Blonde Reality's FABULOUS Giveaway!!


In celebration of blogging over a year, Shasta over at
My Blonde Reality is giving away a Clarisonic Mia Skincare brush in white. You have to opportunity to get SEVEN entries!! I have heard such wonderful things about the Clarisonic and hope to win this myself! But I just couldn't keep it to myself! Good luck!!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

OOTD


Got to break out the wallabee's today! Yesterday was rainy and yucky and today we get the leftover overcast weather so I thought it was a perfect time to bring these babies back out! If you don't own a pair of wallabee's, they really are EXTREMELY comfortable! I know some people think they are so ugly but promise me when I tell you they are worth it (if thats your opinion, I happen to like them). Even my mom is coming around to liking them!

A couple people have commented wanting to know how I've lost weight. It's a pretty complicated plan so I want to make sure that I explain it clearly and so that it's easy to understand. I know the first time my mom mentioned it I was extremely confused! So be looking for a post about that sometime next week.

Next weekend is also Initiation for all our new girls in Kappa. Which means I get to spend next week painting a paddle for my little. If you were in a sorority, did you have to paint a paddle or do you have any cute ideas on how to paint it? I wanted to trace a Lilly pattern that is in our sorority's colors (light blue and dark blue), but I think the paddle is too small and with the wooden letters that go on it I don't think it would be shown very well. If any of yall have any pictures please send them my way! Hope every has had a good week so far!

Monday, October 5, 2009

RUN!!

In honor of her birthday, Kate over at Nautical by Nature is hosting a WEEK of giveaways!

Today is the first day of giveaways and she is giving away this adorable pink and brown houndstooth package from The Three Chickadees! So run over there and make sure to check her blog out everyday this week!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

OOTD


As you can see there wasn't much to today's outfit. I spent the weekend at home with my parents and caught up on some much needed sleep. Finally made it back to my apartment, where 4 loads of laundry were awaiting me!! And they all have to get washed, folded, and put away tonight because the man were going to be switching apartments with is coming to look at the place tomorrow! So it has to be spotless!

Im so excited for this week because Thursday and Friday is USC's Fall Break! And after working Monday, Tuesday, AND Wednesday nights, it will be a welcome break. My friend Erin and I are going down to the beach Thursday and Friday just to relax and do NOTHING! Then Saturday we'll be getting up REALLY early to get back to Columbia to see the GAMECOCKS take on the Kentucky Wildcats at 12:30! Our Gamecocks have been doing really awesome this year. We've only lost 1 game so far to Georgia and that game was AWESOME! (even though we did lose) So overall they have done really well and I couldn't be more proud! Then on Sunday is my 20th BIRTHDAY!!!! I have no idea what I am getting but I do know the family is going out to Outback Steakhouse! Outback is one of my most favorite places to eat because they have my most favorite salad...their wedge salad! Its sounds pretty basic, just a wedge of lettuce drizzled with bleu cheese crumbles and dressing, buffalo sauce, purple onion, and bacon, but it is SOO good! Trust me!

I hope everyone has a great week! Anyone else have anything fun planned?

Outfit of the Day (OOTD)



I'm going to TRY to make this a regular feature!!
Jeans: JCrew
Oxford: Ralph Lauren
Shoes: Rainbows
Purse: Coach (more of a garnet color)
Necklace: The Limited (again garnet)
Bracelet: David Yurman
Ring: Tiffany & Co
Earrings: personal diamond studs (David Yurmans pictured)

Gamecocks ended up winning!!! GO COCKS!!!! We take on Kentucky next week :)

Saturday, October 3, 2009

My Life in a Nutshell

What I've been doing instead of blogging...

  • put apartment on the market only to end up trading apartments with neighbor across the hall
  • somehow passing Organic Chemistry I and II in summer school
  • FINALLY finding a diet that works for me....25 pounds skinnier!
  • finding new clothes in my closet that now fit, and realizing that some of my favorite items are too big to even take in :(
  • adjusting from living with a roommate who had her boyfriend over 24/7 to living by myself (LOVE IT!!)
  • family vacation to Chicago
  • experiencing southern sorority recruitment for the first time (INTENSE!!!)
  • getting adjusted to 5 new classes for the fall semester
  • actually doing halfway decent on my first tests! Maybe I've finally figured out how to study ;)
  • experienced some AWESOME Carolina football!!!! GO COCKS!!!!
  • major shopping trip to Myrtle Beach to get new SMALLER clothes!!
  • got my little sister for Kappa! LOVE (pictures of us and gifts to come!)
In other words, I've been a little busy! No excuse I know, but I really want to get this blog started up if only to have a record of these crazy college days!! If I have any readers left, thanks for being the most patient people EVER!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Frustrated

Hey guys. I'm supposed to be studying for my anatomy exam tomorrow morning but I just have to vent.

My parents bought me an apartment a year ago to live in while I go to school. Its an awesome apartment, my only complaint is that me and my roommate live next door to the President of the homeowner's association. Now this guy feels like he has the right to complain about every single little thing me and my roommate do. Now I personally feel this is because we are 2 young girls who he feels are just renting and he can do what he wants. For example, today we were out by the pool and my roommate and her boyfriend got in the hot tub. Well not 10 minutes later this guy is out there asking us if we were in the hot tub last night. Seeing as how I was studying my brains out for my physics exam and my roommate was babysitting, we said no. He then continues to ask us if we were because the emergency button for the hot tub was pushed and he was going to give us the electric bill for whatever it cost to get the hot tub heated up. Now if he would have been nice about it and just asked if we were in it last night, there wouldn't be a problem. But no, he has to come over and automatically assume that we were the cause of the problem and blame us. Another thing. My roommate just got a new puppy that doesn't even stay the night here (her parents live about 15 minutes away and thats where it stays) and 2 days ago around 5pm she barked for like 30 seconds. Well, not 5 minutes later he marched his way over here and said he heard barking last night. And today I got a letter that there was a complaint of excessive barking and if it happens again we'll get fined $250!!! Ugh well I told my dad and he's all pissed off now and said he would take care of it. Isn't that what daddy's are for??

Sorry if this is rambling and doesn't make much sense, but I just had to vent! Has anyone else had HSA problems?? Any suggestions??

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Sorry I've been so MIA AGAIN but I have HUGE physics test this morning that basically determines if I fail or pass the class. Please pray and I PROMISE once school is over I will update this thing!!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Delay on the Shopping Post

I know I said I was going to post all about my shopping adventures over spring break, and I fully intended to. I took pictures and everything. But of course life gets in the way. Last night on the way home from the sorority house I got in a little fender bender. Everyone was just fine. If it hadn't been raining all day and the roads weren't wet I probably could've braked and not hit the guy at all. Thankfully, I wasn't issued a ticket or a citation or anything. My dad had originally decided not to file it with the insurance company so our rates wouldn't increase, but when we went to get my car estimated for damages the guy suggested filing with the insurance because they weren't sure how much damage was done to the frame when they get my front bumper off. AND once they have my car they said it could take up the 3 WEEKS to fix!!! And since the insurance company will pay for a rental car, we're going with the insurance! But everything is ok, it was my first accident so of course when I had to call my dad to tell him I bursted into tears! And when I talked to my mom the sobs came again! So ANYWAYS....the shopping post will *hopefully* be coming tomorrow!! Yall have to be the most patient readers ever!!!! And I love ya for it!! :)

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Spring Break 09!

Hello Ladies! Sorry  for the lack of posts this week. Since it was spring break I kinda took a break from blogging...along with school work, dieting, the gym, tanning....basically everything!! But hopefully I'll get all my unpacking done and have a long update for you later tonight :)

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

I want to go SO bad!!

Is anyone else out there in blog land wanting to go to this concert as badly as I do??? Ever since I heard Britney's new CD and heard she was doing a tour I was DYING to go. Unfortunately, as a college student, I can't justify to my parents $100 per ticket. But with the concert being TOMORROW I keep looking at ebay and craigslist hoping some el cheapo tickets will pop up and I can grab them and scramble down to atlanta! If anyone knows of ANYBODY selling their tickets or have some hot connections down in the ATL, please hook a girl up!!! I would FOREVER be in debt to you. :)

On a side note, what did everyone think of the Bachelor?? I for one was a huge fan of Melissa and even though Jason defends himself by saying he just had to do what was right for him, he still didn't have to call Melissa out on national television to publicly break up with her. But by the way Melissa acted, I think she had some inkling that Jason and Molly were happening. When she walked out she already seemed pissed. I don't know there are still rumors going around whether or not last nights after the rose was really the first time Jason and Molly saw each other, and I still don't know if I believe them or not, but I have lost all respect for Jason and how he treated these 2 women. What are your thoughts??? 

Hope everyone had a Terrific Tuesday! :)

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Let it Snow!


This is the picture from our local weather station calling for snow! A good many of the school districts have already cancelled school for the day. Now all USC has to do is cancel classes and we'll be set! With spring break next week, tons of exams and midterms are going on this week and they'll probably wait till 6am like they did last time :(  I'm pretty fortunate that I just have my anatomy exam Thursday afternoon. And I would be studying except my professor won't be telling us whats on the test until Tuesday! He's the kind of professor who the class day before will literally read off the test the exact information we need to know. So whats the point of studying things I might not need to know right? haha...

I was going to post pictures of my last Lilly and Express finds, but Blogger won't let me! I'll try later tonight and hopefully it will work!!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Case of the Mondays...


As if Monday's couldn't be any more exciting, this is what I will spend the next little bit of time doing. I finally caved and did 4 loads of laundry this afternoon. Now all thats left is the FOLDING! I know some people find it relaxing but I just can't stand it! Thank goodness there's Chelsea Lately and J&K+8 to keep my occupied!

I'm at the apartment by myself tonight because my roommate's boyfriend flew in from England today. He was supposed to arrive in Columbia at 8:30 but he ended up missing his connecting flight in Atlanta so he wasn't getting in till 10:30. So she went to the airport to pick him up. He's staying at her parent's house until he can get up on his feet so she was gonna take him there and spend the night/day with him tomorrow. I love my roommate to death, but sometimes nights alone here at the apartment are nice. My roommate goes to bed pretty early, while I'm a night owl, so it's nice that I can make as much noise as I want. But I'll still miss her :)


This arrived for me in the mail this afternoon!! Sorry that the picture isn't right side up, but thats how it uploaded from my camera and I couldn't figure out how to change it. I would try and find out but you saw all that laundry I have to fold! ;)

Hope everyone had a good start off to their week! Anyone have any exciting weekend plans??

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Weekly Recap

Hey yall! Hope you have had a good week. We actually got snow here in SC, well more like a dusting, but that didn't prevent my early morning class from getting cancelled! So with Monday off for Martin Luther King day it felt like a pretty short week. And the forecast for early next week is calling for snow again!!!

Photo courtesty of my friend B :)


I'm also 3 weeks into my Firm bootcamp and lemme tell ya its kicking my butt! It also came with a meal plan, but I realized early on that I was just to tired/impatient everynight to cook a meal at 8:30 at night that I decided to buy some lean cuisine meals and steamer veggie packs and try to eat some of the snacks that they have suggested. My favorite is a chocolate rice cake with a little bit of peanut butter on top YUM! :)

I also did a little bit of shopping!! Whats a week with a trip to the mall right? I ended up finding a super elegant black winter coat from Express. It was missing two buttons so it was DEEPLY discounted! It was originally $298 and with an extra 40% off clearance it ended up being $30!!!
So my mom and I are busy looking for some buttons that she can sew on and then I'll be set!

This week my sorority held its informal spring rush. I wasn't able to go either Tuesday or Wednesday because of my bootcamp classes, but we got 9 new girls and I can't wait to meet them :)

It doesn't look like it on here but I feel like I've been running around these past 2 weeks and I am exhausted!! I'm looking forward to tomorrow at 11am when my weekend starts! My cousin's engagement party is Saturday night and getting together with my family is always a good time!

I don't know if yall are tired of these giveaway posts but the stuff you can win is just too cute not to tell yall about! This one is from Misadventures of a Newlywed and she is giving away a set of Lilly Pulitzer's new stationary!! I actually *mistakenly* got a wholesale kit from their stationary company a couple weeks ago and all of the stuff on there is amazing!! My mom and I are thinking about selling some of it, depending on how much interest we get from our friends. So if yall are interested let me know!

Hope yall are doing well. I've seen a couple bloggers do this so I thought why not! I'm opening up the floor...yall can ask me any question that you want and I will answer them in a future post!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Yet ANOTHER Giveaway!!


I know this is the 3rd giveaway I've posted about this week but Whitney Caroline Designs contacted me about her giveaway I couldn't NOT post about this one! She is giving away one of these SCOUT Deano Tote bags. And not only can you enter once, you have the change to enter the drawing TEN times!! So run over to her blog and enter now! Hope everyone has had a great weekend!!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Another Fabulous Giveaway!!

It's time for another wonderful giveaway. Monogram Chick  is debuting her new aqua polka dots pattern for her travel mugs and to celebrate is giving one away! Let her know I sent you so if you're the lucky win, I'll get one too! Good luck :)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

My First Awards!!

I've been so blessed to have such a great response as I returning to the blogging world! Both of these awards were given to me by the my fellow Carolina Girl Adelaide over at Sweet, Sassy and Always Classy




Put the logo on your blog or post. Nominate at least 10 blogs which show GREAT ATTITUDE and/or GRATITUDE! Be sure to link  to your nominees within your post. Let them know what they have received this award by commenting on their blog. Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received  your award. 


"This blog invests and believes in proximity - nearness in space, time, and relationships. These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind of bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly written text into the body of their award. 

I was also given the Honest Scrap award by Sara Beth over at Montana Musings of a Southern Girl

The rules are as follows:
1) Choose a minimum of 7 blogs that you find brilliant in content or design.

2)Show the 7 winners names and links on your blog, and leave a comment informing them that they were prized with "Honest Scrap." Well, there's no prize, but they can keep the nifty icon.

3) List at least 10 honest things about yourself.

ONE: I am NOT a morning person! I hate getting up and getting ready...especially for class. But I love staying up till 3 or 4 am watching mindless television or surfing the net.

TWO: My school stuff MUST be organized, but my room always seems to be a mess! Yet I always know where everything is!

THREE: I didn't get my driver's license till I was 17. 

FOUR: My favorite family vacation is going to Disney World with  my family. I've been 5 times, yet every-time my family is talking about where to go for vacation, my first response is ALWAYS Disney World. I swear I was born there.

FIVE: I'm a reality TV junkie. Real Housewives of OC and ATL, Jon and Kate +8, Biggest Loser, The Hills, Top Chef. You name it I watch it.

SIX: I don't eat hamburgers or steak. I spit it out as a baby and have never eaten it since.

SEVEN: I can't cook. Slowly I've been trying some new things since I've been out on my own, but I have yet to cook something that didn't come out of a box mix. 

EIGHT: I have never dyed my hair. I will always and forever be a brunette :)

NINE: I obsessively check my facebook and school email about 50 times a day.

TEN: I will always and forever be a Carolina Gamecock fan till the day I die!!


I pass these awards onto:

English Tea Giveaway!

Hey Ladies! Gracie Beth over at Preppy Southern Princess is hosting a fabulous giveaway in honor of her 100th post. Make sure you check it out. 

Friday, January 16, 2009

Please Pray

Hey Ladies. Baby Harper at Kelly's Korner Blog was born earlier today and is very critical condition. If yall would please pray for both momma and Harper Brown Stamps I know they would so appreciate it!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

The Bachelor

Did anyone else watch the Bachelor last night? Jason was by far my favorite guy from last season and I was so sad when Deann didn't pick him in the end! Well at least thats what we thought! I couldn't BELIEVE that in the season preview they show Deann coming back and telling him she wants another chance! Supposedly, in November Deann told her then fiance Jesse that she "loved him but wasn't 'in love' with him"...pretty much the same thing she told Jason. I'm *hoping* she's only back for one episode because I don't wanna see Jason get his heart broken again! What were your thoughts? Would you want Jason and Deann back together?

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Happy New Year!

Happy 2009! I hope everyone had a good end to 2008. Mine was slightly stressful with school, sorority, living away from home, work, etc. I am excited though to see what 2009 has to offer!! One of my resolutions this year is to update the blog more often! I thought by giving it a little makeover I would be motivated to keep her looking fresh and new! Thought I would start off with a little Favorite Things tag. I've saw this one a while back on a couple blogs and thought it would be fun. Here it goes....

Clothes
I love Lilly for their bright colors, fun prints, and uniqueness. No matter what kinda of day I'm having, putting on some Lilly makes it better.

City
Atlanta is my absolute favorite city! Everytime I visit I like it even more and can possibly see myself living there after I graduate. Its the perfect combination because it's big city living but still in the good ole South!

Sweets
I could eat cheesecake 24/7. I also love all things peanut butter, so this reese's cheesecake seemed perfect!
Drink

My #1 Addiction! seriously if I don't have my Diet Coke in the morning I am not a happy girl. And chilled in the can is always best. I will gladly take DC over any kinda of coffee any day.
Music
I love so many different types of music I can't pick just one, so these 2 are some of my current faves. Britney's new cd is filled with awesome tracks to blast in the car with the windows down. And bless her heart I'm glad to see her finally get her act together. And Mamma Mia's soundtrack is fabulous! Who knew Meryl Streep could sing as well as she acts?!?
TV Show
Days of our Lives is my TV guilty obsession. If anyone else out there watches soap operas, you know how frustrating they can be, but no matter what you always sit down and watch them! Although I don't know how much longer that'll be the case since my absolute favorite couple is leaving!! :(
I discovered J&K+8 a lil over a year ago but quickly developed an obsession for this adorable family! Aedan is by far my favorite kid, but all of them are just too precious and adorable you can't help but love them all. And there's a rumor going around that the family may be moving to SC!
Film

I couldn't have picked 2 more different movies, but I can't imagine never seeing either one again. Even though I love all Disney movies, Little Mermaid is by far my fave. I can't explain it, but since I was 3 years old I was obsessed with this movie. My parents bought it for me on DVD last Christmas so I could watch it at my apartment since I don't have a VCR!
The Sex and the City movie is just a perfect movie to watch with the girlfriends. It makes me realize that even though me and the girls are all different and have unique interests, we just seem to fit perfectly together. The movie I feel also gave storylines to each character that really showed their strengths and weaknesses and was true to the ladies that we fell in love with on the show.
Workout

I'm lucky enough that we have a Firm gym here in town and therefore I'm forced to go! I joined back in July and it has been the only workout program I can stick to! Next week me and my dad are starting their 12 week bootcamp program to start the new year off right!
Pastry
I can do without all the glazy fruit filled pastries, but give me a bagel and some cream cheese and I'm a happy girl. USC has an einstein bagels in our student union and many mornings after 8am statistics my friend B and I would run down there and grab a bagel with a HUGE amount of cream cheese. I'm not gonna lie it sometimes was the only motivation to go to that class!
Coffee
If I do drink coffee, it has to be something sugary that doesn't really taste like coffee. Starbucks' nonfat caramel macchiato does the trick, especially on those class days when I have to wait an hour for my next class since my 1st one let out 45 minutes early!
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