Tuesday, November 30, 2010

perfect timing

i logged onto my tumblr today to see this post in my feed couldnt have come at a better time. everyone should check out this tumblr because it makes me feel better everyday. it constantly reminds me i will make it through the day

Monday, November 29, 2010

the light at the end of the tunnel

these next few weeks dont look so hot. a final lab quiz, lab practical, research paper due, response papers, film papers, and then the lovely finals start. needless to say im not looking forward to all of this. and on top of everything im still locked out of my student account. thanksgiving break was such a tease! it showed me all of the lovely things i have to look forward to over winter break: no homework, lots of babysitting, sleepovers and cuddle sessions, hopefully more apples to apples and baking and cooking. i usually have the motivation to push through but at the moment its hard finding it when my to do pile looks something like this:

i cant wait to see the lovebugs for a month straight and do this:

with all that being said its still a little hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel any advice for getting through the last couple weeks of classes and finals?

Friday, November 26, 2010

mail call

getting mail makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside, and having pen pals is the best.
at the moment i have 2 pen pals, one of my high school friends and laura so if you feel the same way and are looking for a pen pal let me know send me an email and we can figure something out :) hope everyone has a lovely weekend

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


today im thankful for so many things:
- being home
- my roommate driving me home instead of having to take the train
- my loving family and friends
- having a roof over my head and food to eat always
- my education even if i complain about school daily
- bloggers friends
- pen pals and there sweet letters and gifts
- my dogs
- coffee
- glee, greys anatomy, parenthood
- country music
- bing crosby
- the mouse on the mayflower

im probably missing some important things but today thats what im thankful for. tonight im babysitting my lovebugs with my boyfriend and were baking and hopefully watching mouse on the mayflower , i'll instantly become your friend if you've seen it or heard of it before. tomorrow i might be going to the philadelphia thanksgiving day parade and then helping my family cook dinner and cant wait. thanksgivng is my absolute favorite holiday hands down! hope everyone has a lovely thanksgiving and break. what are some things you guys are thankful for?

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

blog loving

the lovely laura at a pretty plethora gave me this award :

this is how it works: thank the person who gave you the award. tell 7 facts about yourself. give the award to 7 bloggers you just love. leave the 7 bloggers a comment telling them they won.

1. I absolutely hate odd numbers and try in any way possible to avoid them, its not about bad luck or anything i just think even numbers work out better.

2. When i was little i used to play kitchen or id play in my playhouse and pretend i had my own cooking show. i thought i was pretty cool.

3. Im highly addicted to caffeine and coffee. talk to me on a day when i havent had any and it wont be pleasant. talk to a day of a week i havent had any and i might bite your head off. if i could id have a direct iv of coffee with me at all times.

4. i rarely rarely watch tv especially at school, however my favorite tv shows are greys anatomy (the one good thing that came out of my roommate situation last year), glee and parenthood.

5. speaking of glee, i wish i lived in that show, or that i could break out into song and dance at the drop of a hat, or that i could sing or that i had jayma mays wardrobe and hair.

6. im a vegetarian, not for the animal rights thing, but because of the disgusting things that occur at factory farms and the awful things the farms do to our environment. if it were possible and cheap to eat free-range and grass fed meats i could but being a college student its not so easy. also i try to eat as locally as possible. i buy from a farm near my home and love the people that work there.

7. cooking and baking relieve my stress and help me solve any problems im having. if im upset they make me feel better.

im passing this award onto:

1. kendra sue : the business of creating shes seriously the sweetest person ever. whenever i post about one of my rants of hating life she makes me feel so much better with the sweet words of wisdom she leaves.
2. jessica: ciao bella shes also super sweet, has some killer fashion pictures on her blog and has the best stories in relation to my posts and her blog is just really pretty.
3. april : april maybe she's in europe right now being all awesome and having lovely travels.
4. kaleena: just add kaleena shes so cute and posts some pretty funny things
5. http://sweatshirtdressshirt.blogspot.com/ her outfit posts make me want to dress cuter for classes.
6. laken : farmhouse hands down the cutest blog ever, makes me want to live in the south even more and cook and bake all day long
7. celeste: wanderlust her pictures are gorgeous, the food she posts i want to eat all the time and i love when she does the things i love about my city posts

congrats ladies!

Monday, November 22, 2010

this weekend

in short this weekend was awful, i was locked out of all of my school accounts, email, class websites, computer services, the library and i have 7 pages of my research paper due tomorrow and all of my literature reviews due as well. also my roommates both left for the weekend and the apartment gets super creepy on weekends alone. finally it felt soooooo long because tomorrow i get to go home for thanksgiving break and i couldnt take all the waiting.

to get through it i watched lots and lots of this:

(possibly too much of it)

and now once again im hooked and cant get enough of it. i also cooked alot and alot. i think it was my body preparing for thanksgiving this week. i've made enough flashcards to wallpaper and cover the wall that is on my side of the room. i think im going stir crazy from staying inside saturday and sunday and not having a whole lot of human contact. on top of the fact that today a monday i have wednesday classes which has messed with my head all weekend.i've made a bing crosby holiday station on pandora and its been my best friend all weekend when the glee and disney ones have failed me. and yes im going crazy waiting to go home and see everyone tomorrow. i might start counting down the hours. hope you all had a lovely and more eventful weekend and your monday is lovely. :)

Friday, November 19, 2010

fill in the blank friday

1. My Thanksgiving plans this year will include going to the philadelphia thanksgiving day parade, helping cook dinner and eating massive amounts of food at my house with my family.

2. My favorite Thanksgiving was last year because we were all able to eat dinner in our pajamas, and it was the first time we went to the parade.

3. My signature Thanksgiving dish is mashed potatoes, its the only time of the year they are made from scratch and my dad and i make them together.

4. My favorite Thanksgiving food is mashed potatoes or succotash.

5. Thanksgiving free association! turkey, stuffing, succotash, mashed potatoes from scratch, football

6. Thansgiving is my most favorite holiday. a holiday surrounded around food and sharing everything im thankful for.

7. I am thankful for my family, friends, boyfriend, extended fake family, the semester almost being over, good food, good music, being able to get a college education, my keurig coffee maker, potatoes and my blog friends :)

Monday, November 15, 2010

a collection of lists

if only my lists looked that pretty

things to do this week: (this list could also be called the things im stressing over)
- literature reviews for research paper
- register for classes tonight
- power point presentation on my research paper
- micro exam
- bake chocolate pumpkin muffins

things i loved about being home this weekend: (also titled reasons i wished i was still home)
- food shopping with papa bear
- going to reading terminal market and random german restaurant on south street with papa bear who NEVER goes into philadelphia
- my brother's friend greg came home from iraq and this equates to a much much happier brother
- quality time and family dinners/bonfires with my pseudo family
- drinking bottles of wine

yummy things:
- pumpkin spice coffee for my keurig coffeemaker
- homemade honey roasted peanut butter from reading terminal market
- beck's cajun cafe and their red beans and rice and corn bread that tasted like cake
- homemade jambalaya courtesy of papa bear

- johnny cash and june carter
- ina garten and giada de laurentiis
- david nail
- this song
- this lyric from that song: "dancing with my baby feels more like a hug"
- mandarin orange spice tea

Friday, November 12, 2010


the avett brothers have done it again, stolen my heart with their beautiful lyrics.
Babe I'm lost
Cause I don't know what to say
Hmmm I love you
Want to make you my wife someday

Don’t wanna steal you
Of a young woman’s light
To me it's perfect
Just wanna do you right

And I've known others
And I've loved others too
But I loved them cause they were stepping stones
On a staircase to you

Sometimes I act foolish
I don't know what to do
Please babe try not to judge me
For my offering is true

And I dream of children
We can call our own
Watch 'em run around in the front yard
From the front porch of our home

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

i guess this is growing up

yesterday I had an epiphany of sorts. I was eating my dinner in the dining hall alone and a girl I lived in the dorm with last year saw me and asked if i wanted to eat with them. As I sat down I realized I was not the person I was last year, and I no longer really had any connection to these people. Last year was awful in short. I did alot of things that maybe I shouldnt have done and Im certainly not proud of. I was friends with people who really didnt know the real me and pretended to be whoever it was I needed to be so I could fit in with them. for awhile during the beginning of this year I was alittle hurt that I had lost connection with some of my "friends" from last year and that they were all getting together and partying together. Now I realized that I would never want to be a part of that group ever again. they aren't people I see myself being friends with 15 years down the line or even next year.

one thing that really hurt me yesterday however was that Im beginning to grow farther and farther apart from my one best friend from high school. over the summer we got really really close again but now we go days without talking about anything or even talking at all. we write letters but sometimes I feel like there isnt anything I have to say. as i see her interact with her other friends I realize maybe its time for us to move on. sometimes it seems like we have nothing in common and usually that is what makes our friendship so great we challenge each other to do things the other one wouldnt really do. the moment i realized we might be growing apart when she wrote this to me, we had plans to make a slushie run when im home this weekend and she goes "okay plus we could always cut our talking to a minimum and just do a slushie run which only takes approximately 20mins" ouch that really hurt that she didnt really want to make the time to hang out and that we would only be spending about 20 minutes together on a weekend im home thursday through sunday. plus we've had to cancel plans for her to visit me at school twice and i've seen her once this month.

am i overthinking and overreacting about this whole thing??

sorry this is a long winded post with alot of words but it helps me work through what is going on by writing it out.

"I wanna have friends that I can trust,that love me for the man I’ve become not the man I was. I wanna have friends that will let me be all alone when being alone is all that I need."

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

random non related things

last night i was feeling ambitious and i made some homemade mashed potatoes, usually those are reserved for thanksgiving but i just couldnt wait and while i was doing that i figured why not make these not many were saved for today because for everyone i put in the bag to eat later i ate 2 right that second off the pan. they are sooo delicious i wish i could have had more control and saved some.

im starting to get a cold and i took medicine for it last night and it totally wiped me out im surprised i didnt fall asleep in the shower i felt so tired. after having mono last year any tiny cold exhausts me so im trying to load up on lots of fruits and veggies.

i absolutely love this blogpost and how positive she is no matter what happens to her!

finally i cant wait for it to be thursday because im going home early this week to attend a dinner with my boyfriend and my mother and the little girl i babysit have lots of plans that include: christmas shopping, baking and sleepovers!

Monday, November 8, 2010

i wanna love like johnny and june

whyy did it take me this long to watch walk the line? i watched friday and i must say it was soooo much better then i expected. plus one of my girl crushes: reese witherspoon is in it! also i loved the beginnging of the movie when johnny was a little kid, i love that his real name was JR and am not adding it to my list of boy names for future children (yes i have a list of possible boy and girl children names)

also i did some searching and look at how amazing johnny cash's house is!!

the movie overall was really good, besides reese witherspoon, tyler hilton played elvis presley who i have a soft spot for because i always listened to elvis growing up due to the fact that my dad has a hugeee man crush on him!

alrighty i need to edit some research papers, do lab homework, pick up my package, update to do lists/calendars and create a johnny cash pandora station! have a lovely monday loves!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

quote of the week

"Sometimes the things that may or may not be true are the things a man needs to believe in the most. That people are basically good; that honor, courage, and virtue mean everything; that power and money, money and power mean nothing; that good always triumphs over evil; and I want you to remember this, that love... true love never dies. You remember that, boy. You remember that. Doesn't matter if it's true or not. You see, a man should believe in those things, because those are the things worth believing in. " -- Hub from Secondhand Lions

Friday, November 5, 2010

not normal

few things about this post that are not normal, its the first week of november and im already thinking about my christmas list and thanksgiving isnt even here yet, secondly im a college student and here are the types of things im asking for:

vera bradley recipe box

matching vera bradley apron

a book from anthro to write down recipes

and recipe markers for my cook books

im not entirely sure that your average normal college student would ask for any of these.

have a wonderful weekend loves :)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

recipe for a perfect day

coffee related crafts

collecting leaves while walking to class


cute lines from movies

ANDDD possibly the greatest part to a day:

the little one i babysit visiting me at school with my mother! :)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

everyone else is doing it

i saw this idea on kaleena's page and then jessica's and decided to do one myself! :) also i just really enjoy making lists and being organized (im weird and i've accepted it)

by the end of november i will:
- have finally switched my major, transferred summer credits and created my spring semester schedule
- bake my butt off and make cranberry bread, banana bread,chocolate chip pumpkin muffins (no recipes just from the box because im a poor lazy college student)
- reread animal vegetable miracle
- make the animal vegetable miracle chocolate chip zucchini cookies again!
- try new recipes and cook new things
- take more pictures
- get everyone's christmas gifts figured out
- make something yummy for thanksgiving
- make everyone's christmas cards all by myself
- reorganize my life
- chop off my hair
- get another pen pal?? any takers?
- read the new york times atleast once a week

and by the end of november hopefully my 12 page research paper will be completed and i can stop having a panic attack nearly every other day of my life.

just because i love louisa may alcott:
"The power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely."

p.s. i have a really cute post in my head for tomorrow!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

wedding song

this might have possibly taken place of me and you by kenny chesney as my number one possibility for my future weddings song so so so good!

Monday, November 1, 2010

things im loving

today im loving:
- dunkin donuts wheat bagels toasted with cream cheese
- raspberries
- the time i spent with my boyfriend this weekend
- my friends teacup chihuahua and the fact that she brings it everywhere with her, im planning on stealing it in the future
- dear john, sparks fly, last kiss, long live and fearless by taylor swift
- strangers on a train by david nail
- finally having gone grocery shopping
- this website and the most delicious sounding recipes i cant wait to try
my pink steve madden scarf i wore today