Friday, April 25, 2014

Bring on Spring!

Finally, finally, it's that time of year again when everything warms up. The trees are greener, there are flowers, and, uh, pollen... (Pollen=ew.) I'm so happy that I can finally bring out my spring clothes. I'll take bright colors (Lilly!!) over sweaters any day!


Monday, April 21, 2014

Weekend Re-Cap!

This weekend was crazy and filled with nothing but absolute fun!

Even though it wasn't on the weekend, my birthday was on Thursday! Along with some good books, CLOTHES, and of course, a Starbucks gift card here and there, I got a Lilly Pulitzer gift card! I can already hear the bright patterns calling my name...

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Saturday was prom! This was my first prom, as I'm a junior. It was so much fun! I got my hair done at dry-bar (highly recommend it) and then it was off to the nail salon! We had a picture party with a wonderful potluck and then went to the dance itself! Prom was in the atrium of a museum so we danced with the dinosaurs!

Then Sunday rolled around... Homework day!

Hope you all had a marvelous weekend!!


Tuesday, April 15, 2014


It's getting to that super stressful part in the semester where there's a test/AP exam/SAT test/final exam around every corner. Everyone's shoulders are full of tension and sleep is hard to come by. For me, during this time, it's hard to find time to just sit back and relax, even if it's just for 30 minutes or so.

Rope Light Sign DIY

Relaxing and taking breaks is super important, if not vital, to doing well on tests just so much as studying is! I generally tend to let that slip away from my thoughts... With all this being said, I put together a few of my favorite ways to take a break.


Paint your nails! It doesn't take too long and there's something about the process that is just so nice and calming. Plus, you'll have a cute look for exam week! (Also, grab a coffee! I always need caffeine during these times...)

A pretty bathroom in seafoam green and whites. Per

Take a bath! I love using the Lush bath bombs; they're great and smell delicious! (Or: add tea bags to your bath; it supposedly is very relaxing.)

"This is my practice...right here! To experience myself and the world around me in the purest form of existence. To let go of any false interpretations of other's being responsible for my experience, to engage in the highest form of compassion while allowing the LIGHT to pour through me - the infinite part of me revealed...pure light, pure energy, seeking to inspire....."

Do some yoga! You don't have to do anything crazy; just a few stretches would help. I also find that after a super stressful day, stretching my arms and legs before bed really helps me get to sleep quickly.

Mason Pearson Brush - expensive but worth it for beautiful hair.  Hairbrush of the celebs!!!

Brush your hair! This may be the quickest one on the list, but it's definitely effective. (I also find that washing my hands is a quick way to get energized.)

Hope these help!


Sunday, April 13, 2014

...and we're back!

I've taken a good break from blogging, but for good reason, pinky promise! This entire past week I was away on Spring Break, spending most of my days with my toes in the sand and a book by my side. The week before was swamped with projects and tests piling higher than the large mountain of laundry I have yet to do from my beach trip...

Either way, here we are again! I'm in a bit of a time crunch to get ready to go back to school tomorrow, so enjoy some pictures from my trip!