Monday, March 29, 2010

I'm Still Here!

Hi all I can't believe that it's been about two weeks since I've last posted! I did not realize how CRAZY everything would be since I came back from spring break, the work has been non stop ever since. As stupid as this seems it has finally hit me that I'm graduating in a little over a month and that fact is absolutely TERRIFYING! Is anyone else who's graduating feels this way as well? So because my week is crazy yet again I'm going to have to end it here tonight. I have so much that I want to share with you all so hopefully I'll be able to get back to regular posting this week!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Giveaway Winner!!

Hi everyone! I can't believe that I'm back from vacation, and that spring break is officially over... this week went by so quickly. I'm going to do a full vacation recap tomorrow or Wednesday (when I'll hopefully be unpacked, and start caring about school work again haha) but I'm going to announce the giveaway winner tonight. Thank you to all who made my first giveaway fantastic! Ok so I decided to draw names the old fashioned way using my fun St. Patty's day hat:

And the winner is...

ACL from Adventures Abroad! Congrats girl, and shoot me your info so I can send your goodies out to you!

Friday, March 5, 2010


So you all have been patient all week and now it's finally time to announce my surprise! But first, I'll let you know where I'm going for Spring Break. Ok so one more time the three clues were:
  1. It's in the Southern US
  2. It's on the Atlantic Coast
  3. There are over 25 miles of Beaches
Most of you were really close, but no one quite got it... for this spring break my friends and I are going to Ft. Lauderdale! There's about 10 of us going and we are all SOOO excited. Our flight leaves at noon tomorrow and I literally cannot wait but I also have a TON to do to get ready. I am the worst when it comes to packing, and since I'm doing this last minute I hope that everything get's done in time!

Ok and now for my surprise. I've been meaning to do this for awhile, so in honor of my one year blogoversary coming up, as well as a HUGE thank you to all my amazing followers I am hosting... MY FIRST GIVEAWAY!

In honor of spring just around the corner, I decided to have kind of a "spring fling" giveaway so I'm giving away a tote/beach bag:

And spring is never complete without a little Lilly so I'm throwing in a CUTE picture frame as well:

I also have a couple other surprises that I'm going to include, and I might throw in a souvenir or two from my trip! Ok so now for the rules... I want to hear what everyone loves most about spring so:

1 entry for commenting and saying what you love most about spring
2 entries for following
3 enteries for blogging/posting the giveaway on your blog

The giveaway will be open until midnight on Sunday March 14th, and on Monday I'll announce the winner! So good luck everyone and I'll see you all in a week!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Happy Green Beer Day!

All schools have fun traditions and celebrations, and today my school is having one of my FAVORITE all time celebrations. Today is Green Beer Day, which is a long standing tradition that takes place the Thursday before spring break starts. It started because St. Patrick's Day used to fall during our spring break (it doesn't anymore) and is basically just a fun way to celebrate the start of spring break! Basically what happens is that you drink all day (not that I'm saying this is a good thing!) and all of the bars start serving at 5:30am. My friends and I have never been up that early to celebrate, so were planning on getting up at 4am to be there bright and early. I absolutely LOVE this tradition, and think that it's one of the best events during the school year. What are some traditions at your school that you love?

And here is my last spring break clue (You guys are REALLLY close!)

Clue 3: There are over 25 miles of beaches (thanks Google!)


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

New Years Resolutions: An Update

Even though I set a bunch of New Years Resolutions for myself this year, I realized this morning when I was at the rec, that I never did a blog post about them. So I thought for today (well I guess it's really tonight) that I would tell you a couple of my resolutions and give an update on how I'm doing with them.

  1. Eat Healthier and Lose Weight: This one I'm doing really well with! Since about mid January I've already lost about 8 pounds, and I can't wait to loose even more when I come back from spring break. I'm pretty good about eating healthy during the week, but on the weekends I totally let myself eat whatever I want...I think that I would go crazy if I didn't!
  2. Read More Books: This is another resolution that I'm doing well with. I find that the only time that I have to read during the day is when I work out, which works out really well. So far I've read three books since January, and am almost done with a fourth which is a total record for me! I've loved all of the books that I've read but I think that my favorites have been Shutter Island (which is FANTASTIC...seriously go buy this book NOW) and Paula Deen's Memoir It Ain't All About the Cookin.
  3. Blog More Often: Eh this is one that I've kinda struggled with. I always try to write a post a day or at least for most of the week, but more often than not I end up not making the time for it. I know many of you blog every day, and that's my goal for the coming months.
  4. Learn How to Cook: Ha this has been a complete FAIL. What I have learned to master is the art of making a delicious meal in the microwave, or heating up a frozen pizza in the oven. I think that the total extent of my cooking has making risotto from a box (but it was REALLY good!) This is another one that I need to work on.
  5. Watch Less TV: This has also been kind of a fail. Right before Christmas break, I started watching episodes of The West Wing when I was getting ready in the morning, and now that they're on the first season, I've been totally hooked to it, and find myself watching more TV and not less. I would say that I should work on this one, but I like TV wayyy too much, so I think that I'm going to give this one up.
How are you all doing with your resolutions? Oh, and before I end this, here's your second clue for the day:

Clue 2: It's on the Atlantic Coast.

A couple of you were really close yesterday...anyone think that they know it today?

Monday, March 1, 2010

A Fantastic Weekend!

Wow where has this week gone, and how is it already March? This past week has absolutely FLOWN by, and the fact that I had such an amazing weekend, made it go by that much quicker! This weekend I had both my sorority's Mom's Weekend, as well as a horse show, so it was completely jammed packed with activities. What made this weekend extra special too was that my Dad came just so he could see me ride on Sunday, so it was great that I got to see both of my parents who I haven't seen since Christmas! On Friday my parents took my housemates (minus our one crazy one) and I out to dinner at this delicious Italian place, and then we all went out to the bars for a little bit. Saturday, M's mom came, so we all went shopping to the outlets (I got some AMAZING things at Jcrew) and then had lunch at the Cheesecake Factory. Saturday night we had our mom's weekend dinner and silent auction, and then on Sunday my parents and I headed out bright and early to the horse show which was about two hours away.

It was definitely weird that this was my last show that I'll ever ride in for my college team but it was an amazing way to end the season. I had a great ride, and then my team as a whole won the show, and our major competitors got in third which made the day even better! It was definitely sad saying goodbye to my parents yesterday but I can't believe that I'm going to see them in about a month for Easter, and then shortly after that they're going to be back here for graduation...this semester is flying by WAY too fast for me!

So on a completely different note, and in honor of my spring break that I'm leaving for on Saturday I thought that I would play a game with you all. I'm going to reveal a clue each day as to where I'm going for break, and then on Friday I'll tell you all where I'm going as well as post a surprise! So without further ado here is the first clue:

Clue 1: It's in the Southern US

Hmmmmm...any guesses? Hope you all had a happy March 1st!