Monday, August 30, 2010

Words from the top bunk....

I hope this finds you all well and getting comfy at school.

Today was the first day of classes, and I must say I'm even more excited now for this year than I was before (if that's possible). Since I am now officially a college junior (where does the time go?!?!?!) most of my classes are either political science or religion, which are my two majors for those curious minds out there.

Also, I am in the final stages of getting situated in my new home in my sorority house. SO be on the lookout for pictures of my cute, little, cozy room :)

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Back to School Exclusive: Part 2!

I know you have all been on the edge of your seat waiting to find out exactly what I would get to make the trip back to the homeland. Well you have to wait no more because here it is....

First there is this beauty. I love being super organized and being on top of everything. And this year I will be super busy with school, sorority, my job (Did I mention I got a fabulousssss job as a nanny at school??), and my obviously popping social life. Queue the crickets. I got the Mini Agenda from Lilly, and I adore it, its the perfect size for both my school bag and purse, because you never know when you are going to need to jot things down.

Probably the most important purchase for school. Period. I don't know about everyone else, but it seems to rain more now that I'm in college and have to walk everywhere than it ever did when I got to drive to school. I had an adorable pair of Sperry's rain boots, but after just two years, my beautiful boots have had it. I love these new ones because they are plaid, with just a hint of color, which is incredibly similar to my first pair.

But since it is my third year at school (ahhh!! where does time go???) I didn't have to get anything really fun. I have all of my bedding and stuff, which is now well broken in and oh so comfy! But I did get cute clothes, lots of the basics which would bore everyone to put pictures of 6 different colored v-necks.

So now just 39 hours until its time to return to the City of Brotherly Lovee!!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Back to School Exclusive: Part 1

Does anyone else remember the Staples commercial where it was the dad with the shopping cart frolicing through Staples and "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" song was playing in the background, and the kids looked miserable because they were school shopping?

No? Only me? Hmm...well I digress

Its back to school season, which really is the most wonderful time of the year in my opinion. I've always been that weird kid that doesn't really like summer, and would spend all my free time reading and doing schoolish stuff. And now the time has come to pack up and move on back to school.

In this first edition of my epic journey of preparing for the start of a glorious new school year I will share my family traditions for this time of year.

First, we must begin with my sister's birthday, which was yesterday. We obviously always do something she wants because its her birthday. That seems self-explanitory. So now we go to this psychic/tarot card reader. I know people think its a scam or hoax, but at the same time its fun and you should always know to not take it 100% seriously. Sidenote--Garnet Rose (that's the psychic's name) said I was going to meet two men this year and one is named Jeff, and Jeff will be studying something in the medical field. So now I'm on the look out :)

Second, in my household we have our epic Target adventure to buy everything, and more, for school. Well this year, it truly was epic. Since I am starting my junior year at the lovely Temple University, I'm basically all set with room supplies and linens and all that fun stuff. But Baby Sister is going off to her first year of college (oh how they grow up so fast), and so our Target adventure involved a whole TWO CARTS. Which let me tell you, at Christmas time I always think those people with the two carts filled with toys look absolutely ridiculous. But now that I was one of those people I see it is obviously because everything sold at Target is either huge, too cute to pass up, or you need 4 of them to survive. So while I went into this Target trip only needing actual school supplies, I came out of it with a dress or two, cardigans, and v-neck galore.

Our third and final tradition is our last night dinner. This is a fairly new tradition as we started it the year I went off to school. All it is is that we have a homemade dinner together at home for our last night together as a family. This year will be especially important because it will be the last time that Baby Sister and I will be home together until Thanksgiving!! And my Mommy Dearest will be in her empty nest :( But she will be fine because she has Step Daddyo and her lovely lovely friends.

On our next edition I will share all my lovely things I've gotten for this upcoming year.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Thats why they call them crushes..

Molly Ringwald movies..oh how you know the pains of being a teenage girl.

I must begin this post by saying that I try my hardest to be a positive person. And I try to reflect that lifestyle choice in my blog. But sometimes it just gets hard...

At 19 years old, I find myself in a very difficult place. I was lucky enough when I was a little younger to find an incredible guy who I loved dearly. But we were young, and strong willed, and I wasn't willing to give up my dreams to be with him. Now about a year and a half after the demise of my two year relationship, I am so unlucky with love.

Since being at school I have had my fair share of boys, flings, crushes, etc, but nothing to show for it. And my most recent crush, well lets say finding out they have a girlfriend on facebook, after 4 long months of friendship and more, well that just hurts. But I do have to say, I have made some great friends, and I wouldn't trade them for anything. And sometimes you just have to learn for the broken hearts and missed connections.

I don't really know where I am going with this, but I do know that I'm over the way everything has been going. So when I return to school in a short 13 days, I will be my happy positive self, and always be on the look out for my next crush.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

My My My..

Dear Readers of My Blog,

I am so sorry about my lack of recent activity. I would say my life has been busy, which is somewhat true. But mostly, my final days of summer have been boring and monotonous, and I decided you fine people did not need to be bored with that nonsense. But there are some great things to share.

I was privileged to work at party hosted by The Matthews Foundation a few weekends ago. This foundation was started by two families whose sons, both named Matthew, met at the renowned Johns Hopkins Children's Center while undergoing chemo. The party which I helped cater was in celebration of one of the Matthews ending chemo and officially being in remission. The party was so fun, filled with kids and family celebrating life. The foundation also sells these adorable bracelets that have beads that not only represent leukemia, which is what the boys fought, but a number of other cancers.

One a different note, I am quickly coming to the end of my summer job, which means little time left to craft for pay (haha!). I was wondering if anyone out there had cute ideas for easy crafts to decorate my room in the lovely lovely sorority house? It would help me out so much because I have officially run out of ideas :(

Hopefully I will write sooner rather than later :)