4.29.2011

A Royal Affair...

This morning was THE day we all had been waiting for, for months!  For years we have wondered if this day would ever come...and it finally did!  The coverage leading up to this marvelous event was absolutely wonderful.  I don't know about y'all, but my eyes have been glued to the TV for the past week watching countless shows about the wedding and the Royal couple!  My favorite was, by far, TLC with their Royal Wedding Countdown Week! I loved every second of it!

I woke up at 4:45am this morning to watch this glorious event take place!  It was like Christmas morning...I woke up with the sound of my first alarm. And that NEVER happens! I'm sure I tweeted with most of you this morning ;)

I absolutely loved seeing everyone showing up to the wedding in vintage cars, Aston Martins, Rolls Royces and Bentleys...OH MY! {if only....}

- The hats and head pieces were absolutely stunning. Everyone got so original with them!

(saw this on Tumblr this morning...thought the bottom part was funny!) 


- The Queen looked spectacular in her yellow attire. She is simply adorable- I could just hug her! Although, it wouldn't hurt her to smile a little more once in a while :-)

- The guests looked ravishing! 
(Beckham should wear a top hot more often! He looked verrrry good)

-William was so very handsome in his uniform! I would be running down the aisle if I had that waiting for me!

-The Middleton family looked very nice as well! Mrs. Middleton looked beautiful!
(his poor tie was messed up the entire time...I wanted to fix it!)
Pippa looked stunning! People kept saying she was trying to steal the show??? 1) No one could possibly steal the show from Kate on HER day.  2) I think she did a fab job with her duties and she did them with class and elegance. LOVED HER DRESS!!!

-Dutchess Catherine of Cambridge....AH. Absolutely breathtaking.  She looked amazing. There are no words to describe the way she looked.  I cried. True story. I had guessed that Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen had designed her dress and I was right!!!! I follow the Royal Reporter on Twitter and he said he saw her sneaking into Kate's hotel last night! 

Everything about her gown was fabulous and just right.  Not too much, but just enough.  Sarah Burton did a fabulous job.




I have loved every second of this Royal Wedding (and I'm going to continue to do so!) I wish I could go into more detail right now, but I must study! The rest of my babbling will just have to wait :)

Five Question Friday

1. If you could buy any car, money not an option, what would it be?
Hm...well right now, I am loving the new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee.  But, I also like the Land Rover LR4.  Who knows what I would actually end up getting if I went and looked/researched!

2. What was your worst first date ever?
I have honestly only been on 2 "real" first dates.  One with my ex-boyfriend and one with my current boyfriend.  I've never really been the go-on-lots-of-dates type.

3. How old were you when you fell in love for the first time?
Well, I fell in love when I was 17ish...
4. When was the last time you reconciled your checkbook?
Never.. oops. I have online banking.

5. If you were going to fashion a "Wanted" Ad for a best friend, how would you word it?
Wanted: a twenty something in need of a best friend.  Someone who will be by my side no matter what, will engage in ridiculous events with me...and even like it, will be there when I laugh, and cry about the good and the bad, someone who is willing to drink and embarrass themselves alongside with me, and everything else that comes with being a best friend!






4.28.2011

So much to do, so little time

I haven't been my normal "posting" self... and for that I apologize!  I've had to put blogging in the backseat and put school in the passengers seat. {and I don't like it one bit}

Yesterday was LDOC!!!! I couldn't be happier.  This semester has been roller coaster-esque.  Too many ups, downs, and curves.  I'm not used to the way this semester has turned out.  I have never been so stressed out or unsure of grades.  Geology seriously hit me hard. I have never done so badly in a class in my life.  It is so upsetting.  I swear y'all no matter what I did I couldn't improve!  BUT, I saw the light yesterday in class.... We received our test 3 and I had made an 84!!!! My best test grade yet in that class.  It was such a weight off my shoulders.  Today I am studying for the geology final........which is 54% of our grade. NO PRESSURE RIGHT????? wrong.

I have SO much to do for the next 10 days:

-Study for Geology....take Geology final (tomorrow at 9am) ... The plus to this is I will be awake at 5am to study, meaning I can watch the ROYAL WEDDDIIIINNNGGGG!!!!!!!!!

-Study for Criminology..take Criminology final (on a Saturday)

-Relax a little & have fun at PIKE Blue Hawaiian!!!!

-Study for PR Principles.... take exam (Tuesday at 9am)

-Make 3 magazine Layouts, Print off every project & make portfolio... turn it in on Wednesday

-Celebrate H's birthday!!!!!!

-Celebrate Cinco de Mayo!!!

-H's graduation

-pack up my life...go home...celebrate Mother's day... start internship

WHEW!

4.25.2011

Weekend Recap...MIA

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend!  I know I sure did! I was so sad to see it end so soon.  I got to spend some much needed time with my family...so weird that I will be done with school & back home in two weeks! How crazy that time flies.  I am going to be a senior in college.  It still blows my mind!!!

Here are some photos from my weekend!
I came home on Thursday and had a nice relaxing time at dinner with my family.  Afterwards, we just went back to our house and caught up on each others lives.

On Friday, it was a little rainy, so we decided to go paint pottery! It was so fun, I always forget how fun it is!  I painted three small pot type things.  it will be perfect to put jewelry, keys, etc in.  My sister painted a cupcake and she did a really great job! My step sister painted a soccer ball. She's 7. It was quite...interesting to see her final project! My mom painted a coffee mug and it looked so pretty!




After pottery we went back home for a bit until we went to dinner at a local restaurant we love! After dinner, I drove the short trip to H's house for the night! I am so thankful that even on school breaks we are so close to each other- it makes it so easy!  We had a good time just hanging out and seeing some mutual friends!  {I didn't have my camera with me that night, so I didn't get any photos of us.} :(
Meet H's dog, Coco. She is the sweetest thing & just loves me!!!




On Saturday, we had our annual Easter dinner at my great step grandmothers house.  It was ok.  But there are always so many extended family members and 'friends' there we always feel weird, so I think this may be the last year we partake in that HA. My mom just likes to do a nice dinner out or us all cook and enjoy spending time together...without having to constantly introduce ourselves to new people or wonder who will be at our family event this time... #isaidit

My mom and I


 On Easter Sunday we got up, all made breakfast and spent the morning together.  We then had family friends join us for an afternoon full of fun!  It was SUCH nice weather...It is truly summertime {almost!}
family

again

Stepsister, Greysen, and I!

Isn't she so cute! She adores me :)

Sorry it has been quite a while since posting {and this one was short/not detailed!} My apologies loves! 


4.22.2011

Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day, everyone! 

Also, don't forget to go to Starbucks with a re-usable mug & you get free coffee of tea!
xoxo


4.16.2011

I FINALLY finished it!


After having 'Water For Elephants" for over ONE month, I have finally finished it!  between traveling and school work, among other things, I applaud myself for finishing it last night!  I finally got time to sit down and let myself fall right into the book! I was so tired but I powered through and loved every second of it!!!

For those who have read it, what did you think???

I know people have had mixed views about it, but I actually really liked it.  It was a love story like one I had never read before.  I loved the details.  I loved how it wasn't focused just on the 'love' story, but so much more than that.  I loved the 1930s era it was set in.  I think Sara Gruen did a fabulous job of mixing the flashbacks and the current Jacob very well to where it wasn't confusing.  I also really liked the fact that I could go for days or more without reading it, come back to it, and still remember every detail of what happened beforehand...which, lets be honest, doesn't always happen with me!

Now for the movie...
I think Reese Witherspoon is going to make a wonderful Marlena.  She is just the cutest and I can't wait to see what she does to this role!  On the other hand, Robert Pattinson as Jacob Jankowski could go either way.  I've only seen him in the Twilight series, and I was less than thrilled when I found out he was going to be the lead.  I guess we will see.  

I hope they don't mess this movie up!!! I always make it a point to read the book before the movie. Inevitably, the movie always differs from the book- most times not in a good way.  The Last Song, for example.  a 500 something page book I finished in two days and LOVED. Then, I watch the movie. Awful. Miley Cyrus as that part. Really? And Nicholas Sparks wrote the book with her in mind? What?  

Here are some pictures I found on the set of the movie! I can't wait to see it.  And yes, I will be dragging H along to see it with me :)


I'm a Stylish Blogger x2!

I recently received the Stylish Blogger Award from Jaime @ Life in the Fast Lane! Thank you very much :) I find it so comforting that people find my blog stylish and read/comment everyday! Thank you to all of my followers :)

*Thank the person who gave it to you {done!}
*List 7 facts!
*Pass it on to 5 others!

I have shared quite a lot over the time on this blog journey, but I think I can scrounge up 7 more facts! 

1) I love to sleep.  Most people by the saying "I'll sleep when I'm dead"...not this girl!  I could sleep all of my days away and be perfectly happy with it!  Just ask my family, they joke about it all the time! It's a good thing H likes to sleep as much as I do!!

2) I am freakishly good with computers.  People wouldn't typically associate me with computer technology, but I have a way with them!  I can figure out most applications (i.e: Adobe) out in the matter of a few minutes....and bam! I make some sort of something!  Not to toot my own horn, but even my Media Publishing professor says I could make some serious $$$ working with templates, magazines and textiles! wooo

3) I have quite the personality.  I can be the happiest of the happy, and the next second something can set me off and you do NOT want to be in my track! It is a curse and a blessing, really.  However, most of the time I bounce back pretty quick.  I guess I just know how I feel/what I want and if things mess it up I'm not happy!  {that just made me sound bi-polar HAHA....I'm not, I swear!}

4) I constantly think about the future.  When will I get married? Who will I get married to?  How many kids will I have? What will I name them? {although I have an idea!} What job/career will I have?  It is so mind consuming- but I love it

5) I am a 'worry wart.'  I worry about the most absurd things.  (i.e  Nothing to Wear)  I really do wish I could not worry as much...especially when I think in bad terms! bad Emily

6) I am ready for college to be over.  {there I said it} Weird, coming from someone who is in college right? I don't know what it is, but part of me can not wait to be out of college.  I have partied, I have missed/skipped class, I have gone to date functions, formals, and the likes, I have been to the bars, and I have dealt with the obnoxious freshmen.  I am kind of just over it.  I am ready for what is to be.  I'm sure I will look back and miss it and want it back, but for now I have had my time!

7) I get easily annoyed...I am the kind of person where I either like you or I don't.  There isn't really an in between.  And there are the people I like that I can only take in doses.  Is that bad? 

I now pass this on to:
* Melissa @ Champagne Wishes
Just another Preppy Shopaholic
* Miss Lindsay @ Vineyard Loveknots

4.15.2011

Fashion Friday: TV Style

I am linking up with Kori from Blonde Episodes for Fashion Friday!
I thought I would dedicate this Friday to TV/Movie fashion!  I am constantly seeing looks on TV shows and movies that I love!!

Gossip Girl
I am obsessed with this show. Everything about it is so great...especially the fashion!  It is something that I myself could never pull off, but wow, Blair & Serena definitely can! I love it!



Pretty Little Liars
I looked forward to this show every single week!  The fashions in this show are so great, especially since the girls are around my age!  They each have such different looks, but pull them off so well! Every episode there are pieces that I want in my closet!
One Tree Hill
I have watched this show since the first season & I always look forward to seeing what the girls will be wearing!  'Brooke,' the fashionista always has the best style!


4.14.2011

New Kate Spade Bag!!!

I forgot to add in my last post that since I am home I finallllllly received my new Kate Spade bag.  So, I think Nordstrom messed up and sent me the wrong 'Cobble Hill' style, but I honestly LOVE this one that they ended up sending!

I got this:


I was supposed to get (or so I thought!) the Cobble Hill Small Cynthia:

But now I am so glad I have the one I got.  At first I was (confession) a little disappointed, but after taking it out, seeing the shape, the inside, and seeing how much it could hold I decided to just keep it!  That, and mayyyybe I didn't want to have to send it back and deal with all of that! (I'll save the Cynthia for another time!)

What do y'all think? Does anyone have this bag??


Recap of the past few days!

I have been a bad little blogger the past few days! (Bad Emily!) I am here to catch you up on why!  Of course, the last few weeks of the school year/semester are always so rough.  I am stressed, overwhelmed and exhausted!  I had my geology lab final (and if you've kept up with me you know how bad I hate this class/lab).  I started studying Monday night and made an outline.  Then Tuesday I read nearly the entire lab manual and made sure I was familiar with everything.  Wednesday morning I woke up around 8 and studied until the Lab Final @ 12.  Y'all it was like my brain didn't walk into the exam with me...It was THE hardest exam.  Yes, I went to the bathroom and cried during it. My mind went blank.  Everything mashed together.  And it wasn't just me.  It seemed like everyone was struggling. (Thank goodness!!)

After that disaster was over I headed home to see my dad, stepmom, brother and puppy!  I was so relieved to just be home and away from school.  H had a family wedding in Florida this weekend- so it was perfect timing for us to both be gone! Last night I went to a fitness class with my stepmom at our gym.  Our friend, Sue teaches it- and she's just the cutest thing! It was a mix of zumba/dance/and aerobics.... and boy did it kick my butt.  An hour and a half of non-stop intense workout!  I'm sure I will feel it more tomorrow...48 hours is usually the killer! Today, it was super nice so I layed out by our pool....(Oh, I might add I got burnt to a crisp!)  I love laying by the pool, and even the first burn of the year! I can't wait for Summer!

my pup basking in the sun with me! How sweeeet

Awwww! You can see that I'm bribing him with food to get a picture...he hates his picture taken!

I hope everyone has had a great week so far! I can't wait to read & catch up with everyone's lives!

4.10.2011

The BEST birthday weekend...RECAP

Oh, what a weekend it was!!! I had the time of my life!  I got spend it with (almost) all of the people I love...friends, family, and my boyfriend!

Thursday
Thursday night was the kick-off to Birthday weekend!! A group of girls and I got ready together and headed to SigEp house to meet up with people!  It was someone else's 21st that night and it really made me get MORE excited for mine!! For those of you who don't know me outside of the blogging world- I am very clumsy...which leads to a story, of course!! So, I was sitting on a table with my feet propped up on a chair just socializing with friends.  It was pretty crowded and I tried to stand on the chair to get around everyone and what happens?? Oh you know, just the entire chair collapsed and broke into pieces!  I was so embarrassed...but I will say, I played it off well! I just stood up (laughing my butt off) and picked up the pieces and said "It's my birthday weekend, woooo" and everyone clapped! HA.
My friend, S! She turned 22!



FRIDAY
Friday night was so great! I was excited because I had 24 hours until I started to celebrate!! We all got started early and had a blast! We went to a bar I had never been to (since I was the baby of the group)...and it was SO SO FUN! I loved the atmosphere and everything about it!  I even got some birthday drinks from people- definite perk!




SATURDAY
IT WAS AWESOME!!!!!!!! I was honestly a little under the weather most of the afternoon so I just relaxed and prepared for what the night held!   We had semi formal that night, so we all went for a while and had a BLAST! We then bar hopped for the rest of the time before calling it a (fun) night!!






I got iced...Iced: hiding a smirnoff ice for someone to accidentally find.  Upon finding it you must drop to one knee and chug. It is a mean game & it happens to me far too often!



First drink at the bar: A bitch fight!


SUNDAY
woooo I am 21!!!! I woke up not feeling too bad after my night, surprisingly!  I got up and got ready for my parents to arrive! I was at the point where I was feeling a little homesick- so I was so glad that they came!! I got a Macbook Pro!! (yes, I'm typing on it now...obsessed!) We went to lunch at one of my favorite restaurants here!  We then did a little shopping and hung out at my condo for a bit before they had to leave!



I had the best birthday!!! Thank you to all who wished me a happy birthday, blogged me, tweeted me, or wrote on my facebook wall :) 

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