Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Day 3 - Favorite Book

I was given this book as a present from my 6th grade teacher when all 12 of us "graduated" from elementary school and went on to our respective middle schools. While most all of my classmates went on to the local Catholic middle/high school, I was the only one who went to a different private Christian school in the area.

I love this book because I feel that whether you're graduating from elementary school, middle school, high school, or even college, the message is still the same and you can take something different away from it each time. One of my favorite quotes from the book is:

Wherever you fly, you'll be best of the best
Wherever you go, you will top all the rest

Except when you don't
Because, sometimes, you won't

I'm sorry to say so
but, sadly, it's true
that bang-ups
and hang-ups
can happen to you

This may not be the most uplifted quote from the book, but with the way my life is kind of hanging in the balance school wise, its comforting *to me* that other people are and will go through "bang ups" in their life.

For those of yall who haven't read the book, here's a video from when Mariska Hargitay read it at this years White House Easter Egg Roll:



I was pretty upset initially that I was going to have to work until 11 tonight and miss game 2 of the college world series finals. But luckily *haha* the game went into extra innings and I got home just in time to watch the start of the 10th inning! AND WE DID IT!!!! This is the first national championship title for USC in ANY SPORT!!! This just doesn't happen for us! I was pacing in my apartment I was so nervous and as soon as Merrifield hit his single and sent Wingo home, I was jumping up and down screaming I was so excited!!! I LOVE MY GAMECOCKS!!!!!!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Day 2 - Favorite Movie

My favorite FAVORITE movie by far is Grease. Every single time the movie is on tv I have to stop and at the very least watch part of it. This is favorite scene from the movie:

Some of my other favorite movies:
The Holiday
The Notebook *of course*
Legally Blonde
The Little Mermaid

Monday, June 28, 2010

Day 1 - Favorite Song

I honestly can't say that I have an absolute favorite song. I like so many different kinds of music that it depends on my mood whether I'm gonna like a rap song vs. some really emotional song. Having said that, my favorite song *of the moment* is....

Love Today by MIKA

This is one of those songs that I would always hear in bits and pieces but could never figure out what exact song it was. I was watching a montage on Youtube and this song was playing so I finally found it!! I just think its a really fun, catchy song that can immediately put a smile on my face. I'm actually thinking about making it my ringtone because it just makes me happy!

Of course there are certain artists in which I will pretty much like any song they sing, including:
Carrie Underwood
Lady Antebellum
Lady Gaga
Kenny Chesney

30 Day Blog Challenge

Hey guys. I saw the 30 day blog challenge on a couple other blogs and thought it looked so fun and would be an easy way to get some blog posts in if I lack some motivation in the next month. Feel free to play along!!!

Day 1 — A favorite song
Day 2 — A favorite movie
Day 3 — A favorite book
Day 4 — A favorite television program
Day 5 — A favorite quote
Day 6 — A moment you wish you could relive
Day 7 — 5 things you could not possibly live without
Day 8 — A thank you letter to someone who has changed your life
Day 9 — A photo you took
Day 10 — A photo of you taken over ten years ago
Day 11 — A photo of you taken recently
Day 12 — A song that you want played at your wedding (or was played)
Day 13 — A guilty pleasure
Day 14 — A vacation you would like to take
Day 15 — A person you admire
Day 16 — A song that makes you cry
Day 17 — An art piece
Day 18 — A time when you felt passionate and alive
Day 19 — A talent of yours
Day 20 — A hobby of yours
Day 21 — Something you know you do differently than most people
Day 22 — A website
Day 23 — A way in which you want to be remembered
Day 24 — A movie no one would expect you to love
Day 25 — A recipe
Day 26 — A childhood memory
Day 27 — A physical feature you love
Day 28 — A scar you have, and its story
Day 29 — Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 — A motto or philosophy

June Favorites!

Monday, June 21, 2010

My *mini* Summer Oasis

I bought two of these Bath and Body Works candles when they had them on sale 2 for $20. I absolutely LOVE the smell. The Island Margarita scent is just so clean and fresh smelling. Now its not exactly like a margarita, but its pretty similar. I've had one of the candles sitting on my kitchen bar and for the longest time wanted to burn it but I quickly came to realize I didn't have a lighter! So on one of the MANY trips to Target, I picked up and lighter and got to burn my candle for the first time...and it is AMAZING! It is triple wicked so it doesn't take long for the top layer to become liquid (they say that candles have a memory and the first time you burn them you want to make sure you burn the first layer clean. **does this make sense???**) ANYWAYS...since it is triple wicked it only took about an hour for the top layer to burn, which is perfect for me since I lit it later at night and didn't wanna stay up for hours waiting for the layer to burn.

So long story short...I love this candle, will probably be repurchasing another 1 or 2 before they retire this scent for the summer **sadness!** and highly recommend these candles. They give me just a little bit of a summer oasis!! Now all I need is a real margarita and I'll be all set!!!

*VLOG* 50 Random Questions

The questions are found in the video description if you wanna play along!!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Summer Saving

This summer since I am not taking any classes I've had to opportunity to pretty much work full time. During the school year I ask that they only schedule me 10-15 hours a week since my class load is pretty heavy, but the past couple weeks I have been averaging about 30 hours a week. Which means a LOT more money than I'm used to! I do of course have a couple monthly bills I take care of, but I am fortunate that my parents provide me with an apartment to stay in (which I WILL do a picture/video tour of eventually!) and frequently help me out in other areas. Recently I decided that since I am making more money than I'm used to, I wanted to save a good chunk of that money and put it towards an "investment" piece. Now I did get some money back from the government that my parents put away in my roth IRA, so I wanted to think of something that I knew I would use for years to come and would never go outta style. So naturally Louis Vuitton immediately came to mind. I have always loved the timelessness of the company and how these bags are passed on from generation to generation. I initially thought I would save up to purchase one of the Speedy models, but I really wanted a bag that I could use in college and beyond. So I decided that I needed a bag that would fit over the shoulder, causing me to decide on the Neverfull GM! I have seen this bag periodically talked about in my own little blogosphere and LOVED it! I am always a sucker for big purses, and although I haven't seen this one in person yet, the size seems perfect for an everyday bag that can also hold a notebook or binder or whatever I need for class or a future career.

At first I couldn't decided if I wanted to classic Monogram Canvas. Everyone has that pattern and is familiar with it, so I'm thinking about getting Damier Ebene Canvas (similar colors to the Monogram, but a checker print). But I'm still undecided.

Are any of yall planning on saving up for a big purchase in the near future? Have you purchased a "luxury/investment" piece that you absolutely LOVE? Please let me know and if you have any opinions on the Neverfull or you think there's a better bag out there I should be saving for!! Hope everyone has a good weekend!!!
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