Archive | December, 2011

Home for the Holidays… Sort Of

20 Dec

Only I would catch a terrible cold the minute I step into my house for winter break. I mean, seriously. I’m finally free from the stress of school, finals and thesis only to be sequestered to my bed for the next few days. I have been chugging water like a mad woman and popping decongestants to get better before I fly to New Hampshire for Christmas! I suppose this snapshot of my nightstand highlights the ridiculous amounts of fluids I’ve been consuming.

If you remember my post about summer lists–having a list of a million trillion things I want to do and completing only a couple of them–well, let me say winter break is no different… only condensed timing. In between my travel-filled break: New Hampshire for Christmas with the BF –> Florida –> New York (for new years!)–> Home for 5 days –> Back to School I made a list of all the things I wanted to do including:

  1. Reread all the Harry Potter Books (I’m in the middle of the 5th)
  2. Make at least two new high-waisted skirts (including one midi skirt made out of silk taffeta)
  3. Knit myself a new winter hat
  4. Catch up with old friends
  5. Try at least four new recipes

So far I only have the HP goal under control… the rest are slipping out of my hands already.

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Exam Week According to my iPhone

15 Dec

First semester senior year is finally over. Let me just say, that being a second semester senior in high school is FAR BETTER than being a second semester senior in college. This past exam week has been super eventful. The student activities office had Golden Retrievers come to our “study break” night of fun. I squealed the whole entire time. I used the BF’s iphone to capture the event and haven’t stolen those pictures yet. OOOOH but the puppies were so so so cute.

Snapshots: My mom who has a liiiittle too much time on her hands sent me beautiful Hanukkah cookies! I baked less attractive cookies for my thesis advisor as a thank-you. I finished my senior thesis! My choir instructor held a cheesecake party for us singers. I bought and wrapped presents for the BF and his lovely family for Christmas. AND I started eating meat again after four years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIY DormStyler

13 Dec

I just want to put it out there that I tried hiring my mom to be my guest blogger during exam week but she denied. Instead, she’s been spending hours upon hours on this cookie blog and sending me care packages of her treats. According to my spies (my little sisters) my mother has been churning out three batches of cookies PER WEEK. Crazy.

Anyways, last weekend I had my own little  do-it-yourself project in my dorm room. I’ve been pining for some cap toe shoes but I’m waiting for cheaper versions to come out. If you’re dying to buy me a pair, look here, here, and here  in a women’s size 6.  If I had no shopping conscience I swear I would have 100+ more pairs of shoes than I already do. And no I haven’t counted how many I do own… I’m too afraid to… Back on topic–So one of my fave blogs Because I’m Addicted posted this DIY Cap Toe Boot post and I just had to try it out. As luck would have it, the pair of shoes featured on the blog were on sale for $28 dollars + free shipping (since have gone back up in price). So obviously I was going to buy those. I should have taken a closer look, because it was only when they arrived that I realized the heel was 5 inches tall. I went through with the project and absolutely loved the outcome. It was so simple too, all you need is (1) white acrylic paint (2) paint brush–I used those weird sponge types from the craft store (3) clear gloss finish spray and VOILA you have cap toe boots that make you 5’7 and borderline break your ankles.

 

 

 

 

Although these boots are not exactly practical for everyday college life, they are pretty sweet.  But most importantly they made me realize how awesome it would be to actually be 5’7 and not 5’2 with five inch heels…

 

Procrastination: Etsy Finds

5 Dec

I can’t help but think about next year all. the. time. Although I would be perfectly content staying at college for the rest of my life, I am aware that I graduate in roughly six months. Because I will HAVE to face the real world sooner or later, I’ve decided that I will do so with a perfectly decorated apartment. And not to be a crazy person, but I can’t help but spend hours upon hours upon hours on Etsy finding different prints I want for my future apartment. Is that creepy? Considering I don’t even have an apartment, or a JOB for that matter…

Anyways, here are some of the prints that I have saved as my favorites, the first one I just purchased in the 11 x 14 size.

Christmas at KME

2 Dec

If you’ve read my blog, you’ve probably gathered a few things

1. I love Boston

2. I talk about the BF a lot

3. I’m a KME sorority sister for life

Since Thanksgiving, our suite has become a little christmas fairy tale or something. We have the cutest little tree with the cutest multi-colored lights. Oh, I just love it! My mom is coming this weekend for my choir concert (singing Handel’s Messiah!) and with her should be a bunch of Hanukkah decorations to even out this holiday playing field.