Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Loads of travel tips here -
Go ahead, call me a geek: I'm in Latin Club. 
I'm just beginning my third year of taking Latin as a class and I'm enthralled with Roman culture. After freshman year, I began to really, really, REALLY want to go to Italy. Rome, Florence, Venice, Pompeii, the Amalfi coast, unbelievable food, impeccably crafted clothes, and a generally more relaxed atmosphere. The Latin program at my school takes a trip every few years to Italy over spring break. I personally can't go, but just hearing my teacher talk about it reminds me of how much I want to.







This has to be my favorite view: My parents visited Positano when my mom was expecting me and brought back a colorful tile we incorporated into our backsplash. Ever since, I've wanted to see the place the tile was based off of.

Ciao for now

Monday, October 27, 2014

Perception vs. Reality

I always see those funny posts where bloggers take their instagram pictures and say what it really took to get the perfect shot. We tend to only portray our lives as we want to on social media when, in reality, they may be totally different. 
Even though we don't have a ton of pictures or followers, I'll still put way too much effort into getting the perfect 'gram

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What it looks like: What a cute and preppy inspiration board! 
What actually happened: I dug out all of my favorite brand stuff out from under my numerous flyers and calendars and movie tickets and sporting event tickets all of which were laying in a mountain on the table below.

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What it looks like: I drink only name brand lemon juice because I'm just THAT fancy
What actually happened: I was babysitting and the little girl was obsessed with this stuff and made me try one. I ended up opening it up after both kids were in bed and I was watching Frozen alone #noshame

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What it looks like: I just love fall with my preppy riding boots! What a cute and clever caption. 
What actually happened: I looked like an idiot standing outside in my yard after church bent over to the side, almost upside down, trying to keep my legs still so I could get the perfect shot.

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What it looks like: How fabulous am I? My cute paper straw matches my cute paper nails which matches my yummy lemonade. Yay summer!
What actually happened: I painted my nails pink and they looked pretty good so I tried to think of a creative way to instagram them. I ended up fixing myself a glass of lemonade and putting in a leftover paper straw from my birthday party (which I didn't even use to drink out of). 

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What it looks like: I just naturally have awesome hair all the time even when I'm not trying. I also tend to wear cute turtlenecks in my spare time
What actually happened: I was trying to figure out what fit me and what didn't from last year's winter clothes. I happened to be in this turtleneck when I thought "hey I haven't posted to instagram in a while" and literally took 100 selfies before I decided this one was decent #theselfiestruggle

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Monday, October 20, 2014

The Cure-All

I must first sincerely apologize for my radio silence. I know I should probably give a heads up or something but I've been a bit overwhelmed between school work, my attempt at a social life, marching band, latin club, learning to drive, maybe blogging, trying to help get a newspaper published, and occasionally getting dressed presentably. I've violated my "no-leggings-as-pants" rule more times than I can remember and I haven't bought anything new since I purchased my homecoming dress. The truth is I'm falling out of my habit of looking presentable because I can't handle it. I'm drowning in junior year. All I have to do is make it to June, so until then expect sparse posting. I still will post to instagram-I seem to be more able to take pictures for that-so if you want to follow along, that's where I suggest you go. 
Sorry for the depressing overload there but it has to be said. I want to be honest with whoever is loyal enough to still be reading now and again. 
Back to the blog.
Way back in September (where did that entire month go?!), Anastasia and I took posed for some pictures before marching band and, obviously, we got only 3 or 4 decent ones. The rest, of course, were total derps. If you're looking for a laugh, here you go:

Kudos to Anastasia for being the most attractive human being I'm aware of 

Ummm...Apparently I didn't know the picture was being taken

My brother was coming at me with an unknown sharp object...

...I guess we weren't paying attention?

The assistant drum major, Lisa, happened to come out while we taking pictures and then this happened 

Episode II: The return of Lisa

 ...because laughter is the best medicine
See the non-goofy pictures here
Until next time, readers!