Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Just Some Thoughts..

The past four days for me have been really rough. I've been dealing with some personal things and have really struggled to get through lately. If you follow me on twitter, I may have tweeted an overload of sad thoughts this weekend which I apologize for. After a good evening spent with some close friends, I could feel my outlook changing. They shared some encouraging thoughts and positive words which I needed to hear. They also confirmed that I am not alone although I feel that I am. This is definitely what God has in plan for my life at this moment and although I may struggle to see where he is taking me, I know it will only lead to good things. Maybe this isn't the end of my world like I thought it was. I am trying to use this time to reflect on me and find happiness in other things. I'm also trying to stay super busy so I don't dwell on negative or sad thoughts. I happened upon a blog the other night and found this verse and wanted to share it with you. It really spoke to me as I read it and at the moment, it is helping me get through this hard time.

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Isaiah 41:10

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Fall Polish

While browsing through Target today I wandered over to the nail polish section to see if they had any new colors. What I found was Essie's awesome Fall line! All of the colors look amazing and I wanted to get them all but I decided to just buy two today

Essie Sew Psyched. After looking on their website it seems that this isn't part of their Fall collection but it is still the perfect color. It's a mix between green and grey and I'm actually painting my nails this color now.

Essie Very Structured. This color looks a lot more orange in this picture than it actually is. On your nail it is a deep burn sienna color that is perfect! I can't wait to use this when it cools down a little outside

Friday, August 26, 2011


This is going to be my motto for the weekend, because at the moment I'm needing some inspiration. I hope you all are awesome today and every day!

Thursday, August 25, 2011


Reasons why I am beyond ready for Fall:

1. Cooler weather
2. Sweaters and boots and jeans, my favorites
3. Football games
4. Drinking coffee to warm up
5. Hearty foods like chili & soups

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


Another Wednesday! Today is technically my Friday because I only have class Mondays and Wednesday, yay! A few things I am loving today:

- First, I am loving that my room in my new apartment is starting to come together. I've changed some things around and hung things on the walls and I can't wait until everything finally has a place.

- Second, I worked last night and we had a special guest come in and eat dinner... Britney Spears. She is in town for her concert which is tonight and I guess decided she was in the mood for some Outback! We weren't allowed to go near her or talk to her so she could enjoy a peaceful dinner but it was neat to see her in person in NC of all places!

- Third, I am loving that I am finally organized for my classes. I've had so much to print out this semester already and I've got all of my binders organized, color-coded and labeled. And that makes me a very happy girl.

- Fourth, I am loving that football season kicks off in 10 days! I can't wait to attend the first game of the year and wear a super cute outfit and cheer on my Wolfpack!

What are y'all loving on these wonderful Wednesday?

Friday, August 19, 2011

School Necessities

Over the years through trial and error I have learned exactly what I need for a successful start to a school year. There are certain items that I have to have to stay organized while in school. Here is my list of school essentials:

Sharpie Pens. I'm kind of a pen snob and there are only a few pens that I will use. I love these pens because they write thick and don't bleed through paper. They also look really neat when you are rereading notes.

I love these Five Star notebooks because they are technically spiral notebooks but they have this amazing canvas cover over the spiral wiring so it doesn't get snagged on anything while in your bag and unravel. Amazing.

I love planners and calendars and agenda books. Forreal, it's kind of weird. I usually have two agendas that I use at all times. I really like this Lilly Pulitzer agenda book because its pretty, and it also provides sufficient space to write down everything you need to do. It also comes with pretty stickers and a place to write down important dates and addresses.

I love carrying a tote bag to class but there are some days when I can't because I have to carry so many books. I bought this backpack two years ago and can't complain! It's comfy and it usually has enough room to hold everything I need although there has been an occasion where I ran out of space. Overall it's a good backpack though.

You know those teachers that pass out a million handouts and expect you to keep up with them and be able to find them at any given moment. Yeah, those teachers are awesome. I found these divider tabs last year and love them. They are sturdy and allow for maximum organization of the millions of papers handed out.

I love index cards and I use them for everything, bookmarks, to-do lists, grocery lists, study notes etc. I keep these on me at all times and I love color coordinating my notes on my index cards

What are some of your need to have items for school?

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Today is the first day of my fall semester!
I hope that this is my last fall semester not being in Nursing school because I will be applying in a few short months. I am so excited to keep this process moving and going forward towards my goal. I am taking Anatomy & Physiology II and Microbiology and I know they are going to be hard and require a lot of work and time but I am ready!
If this is your first day of a new semester, I hope it goes smoothly!

PS: the start of school also hopefully means a more routine schedule and more routine blog posts, woohoo!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Fall Essentials

I have been browsing so many websites this weekend looking at all of the new and exciting fall clothes! I really love Summer but with the 100+ degree heat we've been having, I'm ashamed to say that I am beyond ready for Fall! Here are some things I am loving this year:

J Brand Ankle Skinny jeans in Red
I am loving this trend of colored jeans and I can't wait to actually order a pair and wear them this Fall

Cole Haan 'Air Tali Lock Moc' Loafers
Although loafers sometimes remind me of old men, they look super comfy and would be perfect with skinny jeans and an over-sized sweater

JCrew Cashmere Shawl Cardigan
I love open cardigans and this one makes me want to wear it right now because it looks so comfy and warm

Longchamp 'Le Pliage Small' tote
Okay, I decided to not buy a new Longchamp this Spring and I opted for the JPK Paris bucket bag instead. Although I really love my JPK bag, I can't wait to get a new Longchamp and use it this Fall. I lose everything in my JPK and whenever I am looking for something I always have to empty it to find whatever it is I am searching for, not fun! So if you are debating between these two bags, I would say go for the Longchamp. You won't regret it!

What are some things on your Fall essentials list this year?

Monday, August 8, 2011

TCA Awards

Tonight the Teen Choice Awards were on FOX and I decided to watch them for a bit. Usually I really look forward to awards shows because of the fashion on the red carpet, but truthfully, I was kind of disappointed by the fashion choices here. I know it is the middle of summer and it's extremely hot outside. Here are some of my favorites:

Blake Lively
This was hands down my favorite look of the night

Selena Gomez

Demi Lovato

Taylor Swift

Ashley Greene

Kim Kardashian

What do you all think of these fashion choices?

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


Oh hey Wednesday! I'm so glad you arrived so quickly! Here are a few things I am loving today:

- First, I only have 3 more days left of my CNA class! WOOHOO ha I can't wait to have more free time on my hands. Not to mention that I'm not really liking the 4 am wake up call that clinicals requires.

- Second, I am loving that I get to go home in eight days! I can't wait to see my parents, sisters and family pets!

- Third, I am loving that this week is SHARK WEEK on Discovery Channel. It is amazing and I always forget how much I like it until it's on

- Fourth, I am loving that I am moving to a new apartment this weekend. Although I am sad to part with one of my roommates, the other crazy girl will not be missed. (If you follow me on Twitter you understand)

What are you all loving on this wonderful Wednesday?