July 29, 2011

Summer 2011 Obsessions

1. Instagram
If you haven't tried the Instagram app, you should. 
It has 16 different settings to make your photos look vintage. So fun!

2. iwastesomuchtime.com
A lifesaver when you're in class, bored, or wish to avoid responsibilities. 
(Warning: After clicking the images below, you will NOT be able to unglue your eyes from the screen for at least 2+ hours.)
I laughed so hard I cried when I found this... the real fun starts at 4:02.

3. Caramel Swirled Marshmallows
Hard to believe, but smore's just became a bigilloin times better. 
They also have chocolate, cinnamon, toasted coconut, strawberry and mint!

4. Big Band
I am addicted to the sounds of swing. And I feel like I was born in the wrong time period. I listen to it in the car, while cleaning, while working, while sleeping... Try out the Swing station on Pandora and tell me you agree. My favorites are Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey (my great-uncle Dale played the trumpet in his band!) and Frank Sinatra of course. 

5. Bali Mango
I've probably spent half my life savings at Bath and Body Works, but it is all totally worth it! Bali Mango is my current favorite, and to make matters even more amazing, it's half off online right now! It's a sister fragrance to the Fiji Passionfruit flavor that I blogged about back in February. They smell AMAZING mixed! So if you would like to take an "exotic getaway of juicy mango, sugar cane, pink passionflower and luscious nectarine", give Bali Mango a try!

July 28, 2011

Life Lesson #30

July 18, 2011

Less than a year!

As some of you may know, I'm going to Europe next summer with my bff! Only 335 more days till I'm on a plane bound for London! I made my first payment for my trip back in February thinking that time would drag on way longer than it actually has. I can't even believe that a year from today I'll be on my way home from the biggest adventure of my life. Words can't even describe how excited and grateful I am for this opportunity to see a place I have always dreamed of seeing.

But while I play the waiting game, it's been really fun piecing together things for my trip. 
- I got my first passport! Yay!
- A new camera complete with 4 extra memory cards and an extra battery.
- A pack of compression bags so I can take extra cute clothes.
-  And a bunch of other odds and ends I've been collecting along the way.

I still have a lot more work to do before my trip, but it has been fun taking the steps to eventually get to where I want to be in 11 months. 

July 17, 2011

hot candle wax

I stopped writing poetry when I realized every poem I wrote, whether intentional or not, 
was about you.
I didn't think you deserved anything more than "goodbye".
What happened between you and me was a long time ago, after all.
So I stopped writing you down on paper.
A ghost outlined in ink and pencil lead.
And you faded away into a blurry silhouette that reappeared only when I wanted you to.
When I was comfortable with your chalky presence.
I eventually forgot what color your eyes were, the sound of your voice.
Memories we created fell from my mind like hot candle wax.
I forgot you.

Then one day, everything about you, everything I suppressed and erased came rushing back,
almost as if you were standing right in front of me again.
You found a way to fill the transparency with solid lines and shadows.
And now I'm once again filling in the rest with ink and pencil lead.

Never gunna grow up...

Theme song for this summer? I think yes. 
Jake Owen is SO hot! Who agrees?

July 14, 2011

life opens up when you do

The reason I've been a bit off the radar lately is because I've really been trying to make this summer amazing. And so far so good! I've spent the past couple of months doing all things summery and I've loved every second of it. Hence the reason I've spent more time outside than on my computer.

I guess sometimes when things are going really well you have time to stop and take a good long look at life. So far I've learned that:
A. I have no idea what I want to do with major I'm currently majoring in. No idea.
B. Hence the reason why I'll only be taking Spanish and math the next couple of semesters until I figure it out.
C. And also because I need to save up for my month long excursion to Europe that I'll be taking next summer. Win, win.
D. After going to Europe I plan on re-applying for the Disney College Program and moving my butt to sunny California. I guess the one thing I really know I want to be someday is a Disney Imagineer. 
E. After the DCP (that is, if I get in), I'll hopefully know exactly which direction I want to go in at Disney, so I can go back to school confident in my decision.

So now when people ask me what I want to do with my life, although lengthy, I'll finally have an answer. 

Change is good, right?

July 12, 2011

Life Lesson #29

July 9, 2011

Life Lesson #28