Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Day Has Been Decided.

So I've gotten past my worries, so far, forthe LSAT. I have decided I am going to take it on Feb. 12th. I'm going to put my deposit down for my Test Masters Prep Course soon because I heard
its the best. I'm excited, but nervous because everything is coming so fast.

I have some things coming to look forward to though...
I'M GOING TO ARIZONA THIS THURSDAY!!! I am beyond excited because I have missed the boy so much. Long distance relationships are no fun, but when you finally see each other it makes it that much sweeter. We make it work and enjoy every minute with each other.

I'm checking in tomorrow morning for my bright and early flight on Thursday!

Then once I land, we will be off to Disneyland for a couple of days! I know its busy, but his family loves to go and I can't wait for it either!

How could you say no to mickey and minny?

Sunday, July 25, 2010

so much for relaxing...thank you LSAT

I'm in such a crunch. I don't know what to do and I'm in need of some desperate advice. So I'm looking at the Testmasters website, a prep-course for the LSAT, to see when I should take my course. Obviously, I'm taking the course during my spring semester, but I'm not sure if I should pick the Feb. 12th or the June 6th LSAT. I have my pros and cons for both, I'm just still indecisive. I have more time to study for the June 6th, but I do better when it is basically all shoved into my head. Except I know the LSAT doesn't work that way. The Feb. 12th is in the winter where I can be shut inside, but the session isn't spread out. I need help. Has anyone taken this prep-course before? I don't know what to do.

An Ice, Cold Glass of Sweet Tea Would be Nice.

Whew, its another hot hot summer day today. I can't really complain though I love summer and the heat. The winter and cold just doesn't suit me. And even though summer is almost ending, I have to go back to school in a matter of weeks for Work Week, I thought I would post about my summer essentials. They vary from person to person, but my summer wouldn't work with
out them.

1.) My Vera Bradley Raspberry Fizz Backpack. Its so easy to carry a few things when I'm
going to lifeguard or go teach swim lessons. It fits just about everything I need.
2.) My skin gets super dry from the chlorine and this is really the only thing that helps. This after-sun smells fresh and leaves my skin pretty moisturized. I'm not into heavy lotion and this is a great light way to quench my skin!
3.) Oh the comfort of these babies! I love these shorts. I have about 5 different pairs and this is one of them. I love the colors they come in especially since I can just pop them over my bathing suit. Nike Tempo Track shorts are a must have for me!
4.) Where would I be without JCrew. These V-necks are a life-saver. They have come out thepast 3 seasons and I don't know where I would be without them. I have them is all of the colors and they are a great light weight tee. They go with everything and I can dress them up and down. I have this one in neon rose and it is a super bright color that makes my complexion pop.

5.) OPI you make great polish. All of their nail polishes stay on my toes for a long time. With the amount of time I spend in the water, cheap nail polish just chips. But with this stuff it hardly ever does. This is Rumple's Wiggin. I love the lavender color!
I of course have other essentials, but I don't think they would all fit.
AND here are some more great Lilly Giveaways:

First Living in Lilly has hit 100 followers! Congrats! She is giving away a stunning Lilly Necklace!

Next A Southern Girl in a Legal World is having a giveaway as well. A great set of Lilly Tumblers and Stationary. I'm completely dying for those tumblers!!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

I'm back!

So this post was long overdue but I think I have a good excuse. I was in Rodanthe, NC for the

past week with no wireless internet! I felt completely disconnected with the world especially since my phone was roaming too. Nevertheless, I still had a great, relaxing vacation with my family. And this week I only work a few days and then I'm off to Arizona to see the boy! Oh I can't wait!

Recent Happenings include:

New Blog Design! Don't you just love it? I'm obsessed! Thanks to Sweet Simplicity's amazing talent in blog designing, I now have a great excuse to post every single day!

I also just purchased a new agenda. Specifically, a new Lilly Pulitzer 17 month Agenda in White Zin. I love love love it and here it is in all of its glory...

I can't wait to start using it!

And speaking of Lilly, there are other great Lilly giveaways going on right now!

First Trish from Pink Preppy Lilly Lover is giving away a fabulous prize:
I just love that bracelet.
And Sweet Carolina Girl is also giving away great Lilly things too...

I have been eyeing those tumblers for quite sometime now.

I'm so excited for both of those giveaways. I don't mean to be selfish, but I'm crossing my fingers to win one of these giveaways!

Friday, July 9, 2010

A healthier me

So I've finally made some progress into a healthier summer. I've been so busy lately that taking the steps to do and eat healthier things has become kind of difficult. This week has been a change in pace though. I've been making healthier selections in what I drink and eat...(except today sour gummy worms and a coke;it was a rough day at the DMV, I needed a little pick me up)

I drink a glass of green tea everyday

I snack on these instead of something sweet when I crave it
And I start my first P90x lean today. Let me just tell you that it was a work out and a hard one at that. I'm not looking to get ripped or anything. I just want to be more toned.

There are my steps so far. I know it isn't much, but its a big step for my lazy behind.

The awards that I have received will get posted soon and tagged. I appreciate them so much and I'm sorry if it seems like I don't, I'm just SO busy! TGIF! I hope everyone has a great start to their weekend!

Thursday, July 8, 2010


I would like to tell you all that a fabulous giveaway is happening at The Company She Keeps. It is this gorgeous Lilly bag! Its a great giveaway so enter away!!

Here's the stunning bag!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

How could you possibly resist?

I love love love the Real Housewives of New York and Bethenny Getting Married? and pretty much any Bravo Tv Show.

Bethenny Getting Married? is my favorite right now. It is hilarious and Bethenny has me in tears. I love how sarcastic and brash she is. I can really relate to her. From her dog Cookie to her hubby Jason the show had me hooked.


I received some awards recently so I will update tomorrow!

Monday, July 5, 2010

I'm "crossing over" from the challenge

I wanted to post something different from the challenge. I have been looking for things for my trip to Arizona that will be occurring in a few weeks! The boy, his family and I may be going somewhere in California, so I wanted to take a bag with me that was small and convenient. I usually carry my Vera Bradley backpack, but I though it was time to change things up a bit. I love these small cross body bags. They look so cute on.

This one?
Or this one?
The first one is from Juicy Couture and the second is Kate Spade. They both are from Nordstrom. I don't know which one to choose. I love the colors in both and of course I love the style. What do you think?

Ahhh...I'm already failing miserably

So while I was up at my grandparents for July 4th...their wireless internet was down. I tried to get on their computer but let me just tell you that was a shot in the dark.

I'm just going to continue where I left off.

Favorite book:

I love books, but the first book that truly got me into reading was:

To Kill a Mockingbird

Its a book that I read over and over again.

Friday, July 2, 2010

30 day blog challenge: Favorite Movie

I can watch this movie over and over again...

The Devil Wears Prada

I laugh every time and die over the clothes Anne Hathaway wears (after her makeover of course.)

Did I mention that I own this lovely bag from the movie designed by Patricia Field?

Thursday, July 1, 2010

30 day blog challenge: Favorite Song(s)

Alright so the first post in the 30 day blog challenge!

I love music. I always have something playing and just overall makes me happy. I have many favorite songs but there are at least 4 songs that I can listen to over and over again.

1st is Bob Marley "Could You be Loved"

2nd is Coldplay "Strawberry Swing"

3rd Third Eye Blind "Semi-Charmed Life"

4th Miley Cyrus "Party in the U.S.A." (I know probably an overplayed song and Miley Cyrus is a little ehh. But I really LOVE it.)

While I'm in the posting mood let's keep this motivation up!

I found this on this on another blog and I thought I should try it. I want to start blogging more so I think this should help!

Day 1 — A favorite song
Day 2 — A favorite movie
Day 3 — A favorite book
Day 4 — A favorite television program
Day 5 — A favorite quote
Day 6 — A moment you wish you could relive
Day 7 — 5 things you could not possibly live without
Day 8 — A thank you letter to someone who has changed your life
Day 9 — A photo you took
Day 10 — A photo of you taken over ten years ago
Day 11 — A photo of you taken recently
Day 12 — A song that you want played at your wedding (or was played)
Day 13 — A guilty pleasure
Day 14 — A vacation you would like to take
Day 15 — A person you admire
Day 16 — A song that makes you cry
Day 17 — An art piece
Day 18 — A time when you felt passionate and alive
Day 19 — A talent of yours
Day 20 — A hobby of yours
Day 21 — Something you know you do differently than most people
Day 22 — A website
Day 23 — A way in which you want to be remembered
Day 24 — A movie no one would expect you to love
Day 25 — A recipe
Day 26 — A childhood memory
Day 27 — A physical feature you love
Day 28 — A scar you have, and its story
Day 29 — Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 — A motto or philosophy


I love blogging, but I have absolutely no time to post things...or I just do not make time. Work has been crazy and I think I teach about 4 swim lessons everyday. I also have developed this cough and I have been wheezing for over a week now. I'm on an inhaler so hopefully I won't have to go in to get even more lung tests. I'm exhausted. So my much needed break will come soon. I absolutely can't wait until I go to Rodanthe. Only 16 more days!

But there is more exciting news! Sweet Simplicity is redesigning my blog for me. I can't wait to see how everything turns out and I hope you guys like it. Her designs are absolutely gorgeous so you should definitely go check them out!

I saw this on another blog a while ago and I thought I would post it on mine. Just some ABC's about me:

A - Age: 20

B - Bed size: a twin xl at school, but I love the space on my queen at home!

C - Chore you hate: Putting away dishes

D - Dog's name: Toby

E - Essential start your day item: A big glass of water

F - Favorite color: Mainly hot pink but I love lavender, yellow and turquoise

G - Gold or Silver or Platinum: Platinum

H - Height: 5'4"

I - Instruments you play: I took piano lessons for 5 years, violin for 2, chorus for 2.

J - Juice: Simply Apple

K - Kid(s): 0 unless you start counting the kids I babysit and teach how to swim. That number is about 50.

L - Living arrangements: I live with my crazy, wonderful family at the beach and I go to school in Northern VA.

M - Mom's name: J

N- Nicknames: Shippy or formally Shipwreck. When I first learned how to surf I crashed into the beach just like a "shipwreck."

O - Overnight hospital stay other than birth: I had horrible stomach poisoning 2 years ago.

P - Pet Peeve: People who use "good" when they are supposed to use "well" or when people use "ain't." It sounds so trashy. Also when other students dress horribly to class. Do not even get me started.

Q - Quote:

"The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before."-Albert Einstein

R - Right handed or left handed: Right

S - Siblings: 1 step sister, 1 baby half sister and 2 step brothers.

T - Time you wake up: At least around 8:30 every morning because of swim lessons.

U- Underwear: Um, yes?

V - Vegetable you dislike: Eggplant, other than that though I am a vegetable fiend.

W - Ways you run late: Forgetting everything.

X - X-rays you've had: Just on my teeth

Y - Yummy food you make: Recently, I have started cooking more. I can say that I make a fabulous key lime pie.

Z - Zoo favorite: Pandas :)

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