Friday, July 30, 2010

Everybody's Doing IT!!

Haha.. doing it.

So this is a special post because I think that everyone should get in on this. One of my top favorite blogs, The College Prepster!, is having a fabulous giveaway and I think everyone should enter it. Take a little cyber stroll on and check it out, the stuff is really cute and its by the adorable Nico and LaLa . So there you go lovlies, don't say I didn't tell you.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Crafty Little Girl

As this summer has been spent doing what seems like a whole lot of nothing, except now I get paid to do nothing by a pool with an adorable six year old. But something I have been doing is crafting, and I wanted to share it with all. And you should expect many many more, because soon I will be making my little gifts. So without further ado, here are my creations:

Coozies!! For my best friends and myself!

My beautiful headband, which I am very proud of, but it was so worth the multiple burns from my handy dandy glue gun. I'm disappointed that in the picture it looks blue, when it is a glorious shade of Baltimore Ravens purple.

I'm looking for more craft ideas, especially ones for room decorations for my big move into PARADISE!!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Daily Grind

I haven't written in a while because there is really nothing to write about. My days and weeks have started to run together, the way that it always seems to happen about this time during the summer. I work every week day, and then spend the weekends in Philadelphia. If you were to ask me the date, I would probably laugh at you. I haven't known the date since July 4th, which is only because that was the day I got on a plane home from Hawaii.

But don't get me wrong, I adore my little girl who I nanny, and I do love my job. And my weekends with my sisters are incredible, but on Sunday, or Monday mornings sometimes, its becoming increasingly more difficult to return back to Baltimore. But now there are just 32 days, (maybe less), until I return for good to Philly to be with my sisters and best friends. And just 29 days until my baby sister goes off to college. So now all of my free time will be spent with her, teaching her my ways, and reliving the past 18 years.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Be my pretty baby

Often times when I get bored, which tends to happen a lot at school or while working, I do as most people do and think of things to keep my mind occupied. Today at work, which was great until my little girl who I nanny crashed after maybe just a little too much time at the playground. So while she slept on my lap, and I half-watched my millionth episode of The Wiggles, I let my mind wander. From lists of crafts supplies I need to get, to laundry that needs to be done, and then finally to my all time favorite boredom saver; baby names. Now let me say, at the ripe old age of 19 I have absolutely no immediate plans, i.e. the next 6 years, to become a mother. But like so many other girls, I have the lists all ready. Its quirky, and most people probably would never admit to doing this even once, let alone often when they are bored. But what can I say, I love to plan things, and a girl can always dream right?

So now I will leave you with this, if my odd little game hasn't entertained you enough already..

My List of 3's

3 Names I go by:

1. Katie
2. Katelyn
3. Partner in Crime/Roomie Rooms

3 Places I Have Been ( recently)

1. Baltimore, MD (duh)
2. Philadelphia, PA
3. Ko Olina, HI

3 Jobs I've Had

1. Nanny
2. Doctor's Office Assistant
3. Maryland State Assembly Page (it might have only been two weeks, but I got paid and it was one of the greatest experiences of my life)

3 Favorite Drinks

1. Diet Cherry Pepsi
2. Lemonade
3. Margaritas

3 TV Shows I watch

1. Glee
2. Gossip Girl
3. The Secret Life of the American Teenager (yes, I know..but its just so bad its good)

3 Places I Would Like To Visit

1. Paris
2. London
3. Germany

3 Retro TV shows I Watch

1. Boy Meets World (I LOVEDDDD THIS SHOW!!!)
2. The West Wing (I think that's where it all started)
3. The OC (does that count?)

3 Favorite Dishes

1. Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes (made by my vegan mother only once a year for my birthday)
2. Steamed Crabs
3. Anything with Asparagus really

3 Things I Am Looking Forward To

1. Moving into the sorority house in a short 38 days
2. Getting my little <3
3. Helping my baby sister get all ready to go off to college


Sunday, July 18, 2010

Summer Lovin' Had Me A Blast

These past few days have been great for me, especially considering my general dislike of being in Baltimore for the summer. But now that I'm getting into the swing of things with my job, and I have a recent Philly excursion under my belt and another one close on the way, I can really start to enjoy my time and feel like myself.

As a true city girl, I have been doing all sorts of Baltimore-fabulous things. I had my first snowball of the summer; and for those of you who don't know what a snowball is it is a delicious treat of shaved ice with basically any kind of flavored syrup on it, topped off with melty gooey marshmallow. My personal favorite is a lime and margarita combination. Delicious. I also went to one of the free outdoor movies that are offered throughout the city during the summer. My family and I caught "The Princess Bride" on Federal Hill, complete with picnic and all. Saturday I spent my night with my mom at her best friend/my second mother's house, complete with poolside hummus and beers. And today was the icing on the cake. We, being my family and I, went to Artscape, which is the largest free outdoors art festival on the east coast. While it was miserably hot, I had a great time, and even picked up a great birthday present for my partner in crime.

Now with this great weekend behind me I'm looking forward to a fantastic week in front of me, and another reunion with my posse! <3

Monday, July 12, 2010

Mr. Hemingway may have had it right....

when he said, Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.

Today was a boring day, which left much time for self-reflection. This weekend left me with so many things to things about and appreciate. Once again I have to say that this weekend was my saving grace, as I can only be away from my friends for so long before I start to feel a little crazy. But apart from my sorority sisters and Natalie, there are people in my life that are irreplaceable to me, but may not realize it. I really have met some of the most amazing people in school, and I really hope to continue these incredible friendships and everything else that comes along.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

In the City of SISTERLY Love

I have to start by saying how excited I am to find out people actually read my blog, and that with this new found knowledge I promise to update everyday. With that being said I have a fantastic weekend to update the world on.

For me, my friends are my everything, and as I get older I truly believe more and more in the idea that your friends become you family, or as a woman much wiser than I said, maybe our friends can be our soul mates, and men can be great to come into our lives and have fun with. So this weekend I spent my time with my soul mates. I was able to see Little Blonde in a Big City and spend some time talking about getting back into the swing of life in Philly. And then the rest of the weekend was spent with my sisters, who really have become just that.

If anyone were to have asked me this time two years ago if I would be spending almost every weekend possible in Philadelphia with my sorority sisters, I would have laughed in their faces. Then I wasn't even looking forward to college, and I loathed the idea of "paying for friends". But my how times have changed. I see what sorority and sisterhood really mean, and how they are helping me become a better person.

But I digress, this weekend was the celebration of one of my sisters birthdays and we did just that, celebrate. And I know that I had a fabulous time, and look forward to the many many more times we will have to share in all kinds of nonsense and shambles.

Monday, July 5, 2010

East Coast Girls are Hip

I have returned, tanned and refreshed, to the east coast from the lovely island of Oahu. And I had a fantastic time with my family celebrating my grandfather's 75 birthday! We did so much, much of it was touristy, which I usually dislike, but it was really a once in a lifetime opportunity, so why not spend some time with the masses, doing what the tourists do. But I will give you a few of the highlights from the trip.

The view from our resort.

Little Sister (L) and Me in Waikiki.

Girl Cousins

PINEAPPLES!!! They're my favorite.

Case in point.

One of my favorite parts of the trip was visiting Pearl Harbor. (This was taken from inside the USS Arizona Memorial)

Little Sister and Me after the dinner cruise around Waikiki.

Obligatory Luau...Sooooo much funnnnn!!!

So that was my time in Hawaii, I don't know if I would ever go back, but it is fabulous to say I've been there.