Friday, March 23, 2012

Spring Break...I need another one

Ah this week has been one of my most exhausting weeks so far.  I came back from Spring Break and hit the ground running!  Meetings, projects, and school organizations have consumed my life.  Spring Break came and left wayyy too fast...It was such a relaxing week back home.  I wish I lived closer to school, it would be nice to study out here instead of a library.

I could sit out here all day long!  

My mornings consisted of blog reads and hazelnut lattes...Mmm Kurig hazelnut lattes, they have become my new favorite pick me up drink.  

Yes I am now a Hunger Games fan.  I only limited myself to the first book because I knew I'd get hooked anddd I have school to focus on for the moment.  I finished reading it in a day.  Obsessed. 

My boyfriend convinced me to pull out the kayaks.  It was so windy I literally felt like I was being pulled 
across the water. My little arms had a bit of a workout that day.

 My parents made sure I was well fed throughout my stay.  Haha it was wonderful not having to worry about what lunch or dinner would be.  The right photo is drum, a Greek salad and grilled asparagus from Black Sheep Bistro (very good).  And the left is a 6oz steak, loaded twice baked potato, and once again grilled asparagus from Scuttlebutt's lol funny name.

 I finally have some color.  Bringing out that flavor of mine ;P I got the a huge deal on this yellow Body Glove swimsuit...I wanted it last summer but the yellow was no longer available.  I made a trip to TJMaxx about a month ago and found it for $15 for both the top and bottom! Great Find :)) Definitely one of my new favorite summer pieces.


Sunday, March 18, 2012

The Windy City

Yes that would most definitely be Chicago. I have been meaning to post this but Spring Break and school had had me pretty busy. But Feb 22-26 I had the chance to explore this beautiful city with a group of friends from the business school. We stayed at the Hard Rock Hotel on Michigan Ave, and hit all of Chi-town's major must sees.

We visited Millennium Park, Wrigley Field, China Town, saw Blue Man Group, Second City Comedy Club, and toured the Art Institute of Chicago. It was the perfect vacation away from school.

  I absolutely loved the city! The bustling streets and bright lights were a nice change of pace from the small College Station, Texas...I felt right at home with all of the friendly local faces.  Everyone was extremely helpful and friendly, not to mention proud to be from the city of Chicago. Looks like it a little Southern Hospitality can be found just about anywhere :)

This was a breathtaking view...VERY COLD haha I am so used to my 75-80 degree weather!

China Town was definitely an interesting trip. We had fun purchasing our $2 "Surprise Boxes".  They were filled with what seemed to be left over Chinese New Year decorations.  I got a paper dragon, and a flower bobby pin in my box lol.

The field was not open, but there were a lot of great photo opps in this area.  It was fun to walk around and play in the bits of left over snow :)
The Art Institute of Chicago was one of my favorite visits.  It was HUGE! We were there for about 3 hours and were not even close to covering half of the exhibits.  We walked around and toured the major areas of Picasso, Van Gough, and Monet.  All of the different mediums and types of art displayed were very inspirational.  I wanted to whip out some sketches and perhaps add some color to my usual pencil/charcoal drawings.  I could honestly spend all day in the there.  Oh Anddd it so happens to be where wedding scene of The Vow was filmed, pretty cool. 


Monday, March 12, 2012

The Truth

Ok so I was being nerdy and saved a few quotes from my Advertising book...the passages were talking about strengths and what makes a good couple. I believe this came from one of the Strengths Quest books. I couldn't help but save these little gems :) Anyways I have been meaning to post these and I finally got around to it.

So true...In the end everyone just needs a best friend :) Someone to be silly with, tell secrets to, and back you up no matter what! It doesn't matter what anyone else thinks as long as you think that special someone is the coolest person in the world. That's all counts. If you don't have that, you don't have anything.


The Perfect Day

Consists of pure chilling, relaxation, crafting, and pinteresting haha

The Island house deck is the perfect place for this! Today did need some sunshine though...

Now that I have a week to myself, I decided jewelry making needed to are a few of my latest creations.

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