If I could actually dress up for Halloween.

Happy Halloween!!!!

As a kid, Halloween used to be my favorite holiday.  Besides the crazy amount of candy I’d get, there was just something about going trick-or-treating on Halloween night.  It felt so eerie, that anything could happen.  That maybe ghosts and vampires could actually exist! haha Anyways, since coming to college Halloween has become less fun over the years. I’ve either had classes that night or not enough time/money to make a costume.  Especially this year, I have a quiz and a test Halloween night and then a speech the next morning! What a buzz kill right?

So instead of dressing up this year I’ll be studying away and practicing a speech. Not my idea of Halloween fun, but I though it would be fun to share my costume ideas if I actually was going to dress up this year!

1) Sally- Nightmare Before Christmas

I am in LOVE with the Nightmare Before Christmas. I mean it’s Disney obviously. But I think the love story between Jack and Sally is so cute 🙂 I’m pretty tall too so Sally would be a perfect costume for me!


2) Mellie Grant- Scandal

I blame this one on all my roommates, especially you Maya! I recently became obsessed with this show and can. not. stop. watching. it. The main character of the show is Olivia Pope but surprisingly she’s not my favorite! I think the First Lady, Mellie Grant, is the absolute best.  She’s super sassy and always goes after what she wants.  Plus I think her wardrobe and hair/makeup are fabulous so it would be a blast dressing up as Mellie.


3)Poison Ivy- Batman

When I was younger I went through a phase where I was obsessed with Batman.  Not the new movies though, I think those stink.  I’m talking about the ones made in the 80s/90s!  My favorite is Batman & Robin. I mean come on it has George Clooney AND Chris O’Donnell in it, and they both wear leather suits…what more could a girl ask for?!? Anyways, when I was in this phase I went as Batgirl that year for Halloween and loved my costume.  I thought Alicia Silverstone was so badass as Batgirl so I loved going as her that year! However, now that I’m older, I think it would be SO much fun to go as Poison Ivy.  Uma Therman plays her in the movie and does a great job, plus her costumes in that movie are amazing.


4) Alice in Wonderland

I’ve pretty much been every blonde Disney character you can think of for Halloween except for Alice! I was Cinderella when I was 3 years old, I was Aurora in high school, and freshman year of college I was Tinkerbell.  Alice is the only one left and I just love her blue dress.  I especially like the parks version and how they make her skirt so full looking, I think it would be so much fun to prance around in! haha And Alice in Wonderland is one of my favorite Disney movies anyways so I definitely need to dress up as her at some point!

That’s all for now. Hope you have a fantastic (and safe!) Halloween! 🙂



Ode to Joe.

Joe who you ask? Why Trader Joe is who I’m talking about!

This is kind of a random post but I just felt like letting the world know I could literally not survive without Trader Joe’s here at school. It’s literally a healthy living college girl’s dream. I do about 90% of my grocery shopping at Trader Joe’s now because it’s such a gold mine.

Things I love about TJ’s:

-cheap prices: always the most important thing for broke college kids!

-healthy options: I LOVE that they have affordable organic, no preservative, vegetarian, and even vegan options. Because buying that kind of stuff at other stores is always crazy expensive.

-Fun new products: I also love that there’s always something new there every single time I go!

-Microwaveable meals: Since I really don’t know how to cook, nor do I have time in college, the microwave is my best friend. I love how they have TONS of healthy as well as really yummy meals that can be cooked in a microwave.

-Pumpkin everything: Literally, I’m surprised they don’t have pumpkin scented toilet paper yet or something…haha.

-Did I mention cheap?? My grocery haul for the week is usually between $25 to $35 which is great.

So know that you know why I love TJ’s so much, here are some of the great finds I’ve gotten over the past couple weeks!


Sweet potato chips. These. are. amazing.


I love putting this in greek yogurt, so good!


I used to think sunflower butter would taste really weird, but then I tried it…now I’m obsessed!


This hummus is amazingly good.


This salad is SOOO good! I get this every time I go now.


And here’s my freezer full of frozen meals and stuff. Those pumpkin waffles? To die for!

If you’ve ever been to Trader Joes, what are your favorite finds there??

Have a great week!


The race to Fall Break.

Hey there!

I haven’t posted since last week because I’ve been SWAMPED with work.  It’s midterms week and holy cow this is the worst one ever.  I had a test last week, 3 tests this week, and a 4-7 page paper due.  So needless to say I’ve been drowned in work :/ Gotta love college right?

Anyways, tomorrow I get to leave early to head home since my only class was cancelled! I’m excited to go home and see my dogs, because let’s be real I treat them like they’re my siblings, maybe even my kids (if I had kids haha)….Either way, it’s scary how obsessed I am with my dogs. #singlegirlprobs

So here are just some random things from the past week or so that I’ve been up to:

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My friend Em and I went to Dairy Queen to get our first Pumpkin Pie blizzards of the season!!! These are literally the best things to ever exist on the planet. They’re sooooooooo good!

20131017-113930.jpgI know it’s kinda hard to see, but I ran 2 miles on the treadmill this past weekend!! I was really proud of myself because after running a lot freshman year, I kinda scaled back a bit and got it in my head that I couldn’t run for more than 10 minutes.  I always felt so tired and pretty much convinced myself that running wasn’t for me, even though I’d ran a 5k, and then 4 miles in the past two years! Anyways, my awesome roommate Laney gave me good advice that it was all just in my head, that running is so simple and to just not think about it.  So that’s what I did! And it felt great.  I’m planning on running an 8k in December so my goal is to add a mile every week or so, that way I can be ready to run 5 miles!


I have a major problem….I like to buy really cute plates, bowls, utensils, etc. when I really don’t need them. But who could resist this adorable fox plate??!! I found it at Walmart and just couldn’t say no. Too stinking cute.

And then I made some pumpkin protein pancakes for breakfast which went great with my new plate so it all worked out 🙂


Alright that’s all I have for now! I’m off to study some more for my final test this week.  I’m hoping to go to our campus farmers market after my test too because the class I usually have during it is cancelled for today so I’m hoping to find some good stuff there!

Have a great weekend!


Varsity VoxBox

Hey there! So I was super excited a few weeks ago when I got an email from Influenster telling me I’d been chosen to receive their next VoxBox! I hadn’t been on the site in forever, but I’m guessing I was chosen since this was their “college” edition box.  I immediately responded and took the survey to qualify and got confirmation that I’d be receiving my box within a few weeks!

Fast forward to yesterday, I was having lunch with my amazing friend Emily when I got a text that I had a package to pick up.  I was pretty sure it was my VoxBox so we went to get it!

I was honestly expecting a much larger box so when I saw the box I thought…..really? that’s it? What on earth could they fit in there?!


Well I was pleasantly surprised when I opened it!. There was a lot of stuff in it!




The first thing I saw was the Kiss Nail Dress stickers.  I’ve tried other nail stickers before and have really liked them so I’m excited to try these out! Although usually when it comes to nail stickers, I find they last longer on my toes so that’s probably what I’ll do with these.


The next thing I saw was the Tide Pods sample pack.  I’ll definitely use this as I feel like I’m always doing laundry here at school.  I like the fact that you don’t have to mess with those caps full of liquid or large bottles.  I think if I like what it does to my clothes and if they’re a good deal I will probably purchase these.


Next was the NYC New York Color Big Bold Plumping & Shine Lip Gloss in the shade Pleasantly Plump Pink.  I tried this out when I got back to my room, and while I didn’t notice any plumping at all, it was still a really  nice gloss and even after it faded my lips felt very smooth, like I’d just put chapstick on or something.


I was shocked when I saw a full size bag of Airheads Xtremes Bites!  My friend Em and I immediately tore them open to try them! haha We both thought they tasted pretty good and liked how colorful they were.


Lastly, the only thing I was not happy with in the box was the Clearasil Daily Clear Refreshing Superfruit Wash.  I had actually purchased a full size bottle of this stuff about a month ago when it first came out.  Maybe it was just my specific reaction, but my breakouts got worse than they already were when I started using this stuff!!! I think I probably had 2 of the worst weeks of acne ever while I used it so I gave one of the samples to Em to see if it might work for her better. I’ll probably just throw the other two samples away because I am definitely not using this stuff ever again!


So overall my first VoxBox was pretty awesome! I mean it was mostly makeup and candy, what more could a girl ask for?!

Hope you’re having a great week!


Disclaimer: I received all of these products complimentary for testing purposes courtesy of Influenster.

A crazy week.

Hey there!

Sorry I haven’t had time to blog at all this past week.  My schedule was absolutely crazy this week.  Mostly Thursday and Friday, I had a project due in Interpersonal Comm., a quiz in Rhetoric, a test in Business Fundamentals, then on Friday I had a speech for my public speaking class! phew. I’m just glad it’s all over with.

I took some pictures of the posters I had to make for my project and my speech.  I spent a lot of time on them because I’m a perfectionist when it comes to crafting! haha

This was for my comm class. We had to make a "self portrait" of something that defines yourself. So obviously I had to do Disney everything <3

This was for my comm class. We had to make a “self portrait” of something that defines yourself. So obviously I had to do Disney everything ❤

And here are my posters for my speech. It was a process speech so I did how to build a rollercoaster since I'm obsessed :)

And here are my posters for my speech. It was a process speech so I did how to build a rollercoaster since I’m obsessed 🙂

So besides crafting, studying, and memorizing, life has been pretty good I guess! I am SOOOOO excited that the Little Mermaid is out on dvd now.  I may or may not have texted my mom this picture the other day saying if she wants to buy me a present then here’s a good idea…..

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Ugh man I want it so bad!!! It was cool though when I had to tell my other classmates about my Disney project in my comm class because everyone was so happy to see my Disney posters! Everyone that saw it was like “Oh cool! Disney! I love Disney!” haha And two people even said I looked like a Disney princess. Yeah that pretty much made my life haha.

And in keeping with the Little Mermaid theme, I officially have the sweetest roommates ever.  I was about to head out today to run some errands and I found this sitting on our kitchen table for me.

Aren't they the best?! The card said they knew how stressful of a week I'd had but that I'd made it :) They're the best!

Aren’t they the best?! The card said they knew how stressful of a week I’d had but that I’d made it 🙂 Don’t know what I’d do without them!

Has anyone else not updated to iOS7 yet? I really don’t like change sooo I’m still sticking with the old operating system till I absolutely have to update it.  I personally think the new update looks too much like a droid, which makes me wonder why on earth they did that??? I want my apple products to look different from droids/PCs!


And last but not least, I got to go to Howl o Scream again last weekend!  It was a lot of fun, and the scare actors got me good once again.  Especially one guy with a chainsaw that was hiding behind a corner that I walked by!!

I don't think I'll ever get tired of taking pictures of the coasters <3

I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of taking pictures of the coasters ❤

Hope you have a great weekend!


a few of my favorite things.

Anyone else start singing the song from Sound of Music in their heads? Just me??

Anyways here are just some of my favorite things from the past few weeks 🙂



My morning oatmeal and iced coffee. My day feels off without it!


My new refrigerator for my room!! My old one was too small and this one actually has its own separate freezer part!


Care packages from my dad. He’s the best 🙂 And that blanket is the softest thing ever.


Scoring this beautiful maxi skirt for $5 at DressBarn while shopping with my mom.


Trips to Whole Foods with my dad. Besides Disney World, this is probably my next favorite place on Earth. haha


Last but not least, beautiful sunset skies, especially over the water ❤

And here’s a funny video in case you haven’t seen it yet! My roommates and I were watching it last night and we were dying. Joseph Gordon Levitt is pretty much perfect 🙂


Have a great weekend!



Hey there!

Can you believe it’s fall already?! I can’t.  I’m so weird when it comes to seasons though, I’ll say my favorite season is whatever it is currently! haha So about a month ago I would have said summer all the way, now I’d say fall. I’m weird, I know.

Anyways, I went home this past weekend and thought I’d share some of the things I did!

My dad was actually down here near my school for work so Friday morning I followed him as we drove back home.  I was a little nervous to come home as my dad’s girlfriend now lives in my house (which I think I’ve mentioned here before but I’m not sure).  But once we got home it was okay, pretty awkward, especially because she has taken over and redecorated MY entire bathroom. Yeah, I wasn’t too happy about that.

But really once I got home and saw my little brother (okay he’s my dog but same thing!) all was great! I’m so attached to my dog, Copper, it’s scary.  Funny how I didn’t even want my dad to get him a few years ago and now I literally cannot imagine life without the little furball!



pretty sure he hated me after forcing him to take so many pics with me haha!


After cuddling with my little brother for awhile, we had dinner and then I went to bed! I was tired from the long drive.  The next morning my dad and I headed to the gym which was nice, especially since he hadn’t been since I left for school!! haha It’s hard to motivate him to go when I’m 200 miles away I guess.

After the gym I came home, showered, and ate some lunch.  Then I headed over to my mom’s place for a fun afternoon!  I was happy to see my other dog too, my little sister-Maisy!

She is such a spoiled pup :)

She is such a spoiled pup 🙂


My mom and I then headed out for an afternoon of shopping! It was a perfect day to shop too because it was cold, grey, and rainy. Yuck.  We went to the mall first and went to Victoria’s Secret.  I got a pair of the boyfriend sweatpants and holy cow they are SO comfy!!  We also went to Bath & Body Works where I bought a wallflower with the Mahogany Teakwood scent. OMG, have you ever smelled this? If not, please drive to your nearest B&BW just to smell this because it’s amazing.  It smells exactly like Abercrombie & Fitch, no lie.  So now my room smells like their store without me having to buy any of their overpriced boring clothes! 😉

On our way out of the mall we stopped by Nordstroms cafe to get vanilla ice storms.  They’re basically like frappuccinos, but about 100000000x better.



Then we went to DressBarn where I got an adorable maxi skirt for $5! All thanks to my mom letting me use her $10 birthday coupon! 🙂

Then we went to Kohls, haha we were on a shopping roll! I got some cute fall clothes and I also got a smoking deal on a really pretty dress.  It was marked down on clearance for $5.80 plus we had a 30% off coupon so it ended up being only about $3.50 or so!

After shopping our lives away we went to Moes for dinner which was amazingggg. I will always be team Moe’s. Sorry Maya, it’s just sooo much better than Chipotle!!! 😉 😉 😉

Sunday morning I woke up early and made some scones from a mix I got at World Market.  They would have been really good except that the instructions were really confusing, it said to drop the dough by about 12 tbs. onto a baking sheet and bake it for 10 minutes.  Then take it out and mush the dough together to form a circle and bake 18 more minutes.  Well….that’s what I did except after baking it for the first 10 minutes hardened the dough pretty quickly, so when I mushed it into a circle it looked like an elephant had stepped on it 😦 Oh well, they still tasted good at least!

After my semi fail of breakfast my dad and I went on a motorcycle ride to Starbucks which was really nice! I had fun just hanging with my dad and actually not being the one behind the counter at Sbux working!! haha




My dad’s awesome bike.

After that I packed up my stuff and headed out.  I stopped at Wegmans first though to have a quick lunch and pick up a few things with my mom which was also fun!

All in all it was a great weekend, but due to lots of family drama, which I won’t get into, I just kinda feel more stressed than ever right now.  I know I’ll get through it though and thank goodness for my amazing friends who let me vent and talk about all that’s going on in my life! Don’t know what I’d do without them 🙂

Have a great week!