Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Hey, It's OK...

One of my favorite columns in any magazine is the Hey, it's OK... column in Glamour. Today I thought I'd write my own to share with you.


Hey, it's OK...

...to go to the gym early only to reward yourself with McDonald's breakfast

...to throw your hair up in a messy bun and call it ballerina chic

...to turn your read receipts off but get annoyed with anyone else who does it

...to have the names picked out of all your future children while you're seriously single

...to include FroYo as part of your diet because it's covered in fruit

...to still be just a little bit obsessed with Call Me Maybe

...to think a Disney Princess movie is better than any Academy Award winning film


Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Tell 'em that it's my Birthday

Happy Birthday to me!!!

Today I am 22, which I've decided makes me a real adult. I don't really know what I'll be doing today, I'm just going to make plans as I go.

But I do know I'll be rocking out to this birthday playlist I created for the day!


Birthday by HG on Grooveshark


What songs would you include on your birthday playlist? Did I miss any I should have included?

Monday, July 29, 2013

Weekend Update

This weekend was filled with lots of rain, but that's okay because it meant perfect television watching weather.

It was Harry Potter weekend on abc Family! Nerd confession, I love Harry Potter. When I first tried to read the books (well actually listen to them on tape) I hated them and stopped after the first chapter of the first book. The last thing I wanted to do was read a story about an orphan wizard. But for some reason I gave them a second chance and was hooked. My favorite is still the second, but unfortunately it wasn't on this weekend.

Buzzfeed posted this hilarious article recently, 23 Signs you are Hermione Granger. Number 19 is my favorite.



I also started watching Scandal online. Y'all I'm obsessed! As in I watched the whole first season in one sitting. I'm currently trying to pace myself with the second season since the third season doesn't start until October. I actually can't believe I haven't watched Scandal before now because it is exactly the type of show that I love. If you don't watch you should go and start now so you'll be on track by the new season.


What'd you do this weekend? Head on over to link up with Sami to share your weekend shenanigans.


Friday, July 26, 2013

Five on Friday/ Back that Azzz up

It's time for my five on Friday. Link up and play along!





1. I finally renewed my drivers' license and moved up to a horizontal one! In Mississippi you have a vertical license until you're over 21, but because mine didn't expire until this year I kept my vertical one longer. This always confused waiters/bartenders/bouncers when checking my ID; hopefully now I won't get as many double takes and people thinking I have a fake. Bonus I was in and out of the DMV in about 45 minutes and my picture is semi decent.

2.  I was right about the first name for the Royal baby! Although I didn't get any of the other names right, I was the only one in my family to correctly guess George for the first name. I have to admit I was pretty surprised by the other two names they decided upon (and why they didn't pick 4 names), but I really like the ones they decided to go with.

3. Wednesday afternoon I had a three hour lunch with one of my high school friends. Yes, you read that right, three hours. It was so nice to just sit and catch up on life; we hadn't hung out in probably a year. She's done a much better job than me of keeping up with everyone from high school, so she had the details on most of our senior class's lives. She moved back home after graduation too, but unlike me she has a job.

4. Speaking of not having a job, I may have hit a low point in my job search. I put a public plea for help on Facebook asking everyone to forward my online portfolio to anyone they may know who could be a helpful contact. I have had a few people share my status and some tell me they would keep an eye open for any opportunities, so hopefully my desperation turns out something.

5.  This song came on while I was at the gym the other day and I was so excited when I could do the whole rap part still. This was my jam freshman year at Ole Miss. It was perfect for pumping me up to finish the end of my workout and it's perfect to share for the #backthatazzzup link up

  Down by Jay Sean on Grooveshark



Thursday, July 25, 2013

Sippin' on Sweet Tea

Today should be a national holiday. Why you ask? Well it's not July 4th, Thanksgiving, or even Memorial Day.

Today is the 5th annual free tea day at McAlister's Deli!




McAlister's is one of my favorite places to eat. This casual deli was started in my college town of Oxford, where the original still serves today. They've since spread across the country with many locations across the Southeast and Midwest. I'm trying to pick a favorite meal to recommend, but honestly I love it all I can't pick just one. The one thing I always order when I go is the sweet tea. It truly is the best sweet tea in the world! 

So run on out to your local McAlister's and grab a cup of this delicious sweet tea (or unsweet if you're into that kind of thing) for free today! 

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Long live the King

In case you've been living on Mars and missed it, Kate (finally) gave birth Monday to the future king of England.


Let's just take a moment to swoon over the perfection that is this sweet new family

Seriously, they're royal and they're perfect. Some people get all the luck.


The whole world is anxiously awaiting the name of this adorable little nugget (is it wrong to call a future king a nugget?) to be decided and released. Hopefully we won't have to wait too terribly long until the official announcement is made; it took a month before the world knew the name of Prince Charles! Everyone and their cousin is guessing, so I've decided to share my guess with you. 

George Philip Arthur Francis


George: The last king of England (Elizabeth II's father) was George VI. He led England through WWII. This is such a perfect name for a future king. It also is one of the front runners according to London bookies.  

Philip: Queen Elizabeth's husband is Philip. He and William are very close, plus his health has been declining recently. I think this is a shoe in for being included somewhere in the name.  

Arthur: As in King Arthur, probably the most famous King ever. Arthur is also included in William and Charles's names. 

Francis: Francis was Diana's middle name as well as Kate's father's middle name. This is a great way to pay honor to both their families. 

What's your royal baby name guess?

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Rain Rain Go Away

We have had so much rain here lately. I'm basically like a princess because every time I walk in and out my house I have to walk through a small moat. I love rain when I get to sit inside all day and just listen to it on the roof, but the moment I have to go outside it's a whole different story. I hate having to go out in the rain. There is nothing more miserable than being perfectly warm and dry only to get soaked the minute you step outside.

This happened to me yesterday when I was going to the library, and it was awful. To make matters worse I was not dressed appropriately at all! I sure wish I had had on this adorable pair of hunter rain boots. These are just like their original pair except that they're shorter, a much welcome addition for us short girls. I still would have been wet, but at least my feet would have been dry.

 When I was on the Hunter website I came across these adorable rain flats. How cute are these!? They are rubber so they won't get ruined in the rain, but are easier to wear and more professional looking than traditional boots.





What's your favorite rainy day accessory? 

Monday, July 22, 2013

Weekend Update

I had such a fabulous weekend!

My sorority Big Sis came down to visit her brother and took some time to visit with me! I hadn't seen her since the Fall so it was so nice to get to talk to her in person. We hit up the outlet mall and then got lunch at one of my favorite places, The Schooner.

There were so many fabulous deals at the Outlets! I only bought one thing though because I'm trying to not buy too much before my birthday/ I'm really working to lose 10 pounds and hopefully go down a size. It was really difficult to pass up $10 shorts at Gap though. The one thing I bought was this necklace from J.Crew. You can find it online here, but I got this for a steal at less than $9 including tax! Now I just have to find an occasion to wear it.



My birthday isn't until next week, but I already got my first present! One of my sweet sorority sisters who I lived across the hall from last year sent me the best birthday care package.


We spent many Friday and Saturday nights lounging around the Theta house watching movies and reading magazines, since I won't be able to do that anymore she sent me all my favorites to do it on my own. This was such a thoughtful and fun gift, I was so touched that she sent me something so personal. I painted my nails with the purple polish Saturday night while I watched Burlesque. 

I spent all Sunday afternoon curled up in my favorite chair listening to the rain, drinking sweet tea, and finishing my book. It was truly a perfect day. 

How was your weekend? Head on over to link up and share your adventures.


Friday, July 19, 2013

Back that Azzz Up

Where did this week go? I feel like it was just Monday. I have nothing exciting to blog about today, because my week was so boring I can't even think of 5 new things to share with you. I should have a good post on Monday though because I'm anticipating a fun weekend!

So instead of participating in my usual 5 on Friday linkup I'm linking up for #backthatazzup

This link up was inspired by the Pandora station and the rules are super simple, just link up with a song to start your weekend off right! This is one of my very favorite songs and the definition of a #backthatazzup song
(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty by KC and The Sunshine Band on Grooveshark


Happy Weekend!!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

You can call me Martha Stewart

Y'all I don't like to brag, but I make a dang good potato salad.  Not only is this potato salad a delicious addition to any BBQ, but it's super simple to make.



Boil about 2 pounds of potatoes on the stove in unsalted water until tender. They cook faster if you cut them in half before cooking, but if you forget it's no big deal. Remove them from the water and slice them to your desired size. I did mine in bite size, but I know some people prefer larger round pieces.
While the potatoes cool mix together 1 cup sour cream and 1/2 cup mayonnaise. Add your potatoes, about 3/4 cup bacon crumbled (yes, I did cheat and use buy it already cooked/crumbled), 1 cup shredded cheese (I used a mixture of Cheddar and Monterey Jack), and salt and pepper to taste.


See, isn't that such a simple recipe? And I guarantee it is 100 times better than anything you'll buy in the grocery store. This is such a great summer recipe because you don't use the oven so your kitchen doesn't get super hot.

What's your favorite simple summer recipe?

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Whipped into Shape

Last week I mentioned that I'm doing a 30 day squat challenge in an effort to be healthier. After a couple of days of not really feeling anything I decided I should probably make sure I was doing a squat correctly.

I was doing it mostly right, but after watching this video my form certainly has improved.



Pop Sugar has a bunch of great fitness videos available on YouTube. They short ones like this and longer ones with a whole workout. They do a good job of making the moves easy to follow and really explaining what muscles you're working. Plus the instructors are peppy without being annoying.

Do you have a favorite workout vidoe?

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Birthday Wishlist

I turn 22 two weeks from today!

Cue a little T Swift....

22 by Taylor Swift on Grooveshark


Obviously the number one item on my birthday wish list is a job! I would say there is a pretty darn good chance that will be what I wish for when I blow out my candles. But, seeing as how that's not exactly something that my parents can go out to buy and wrap up with a bow on top I have to ask for something else.

I think I'm going to ask for a Longchamp. 




I've wanted one for a few years, but have never be able to decide which I want. I've narrowed it down to either navy or red, but I also kinda like the grey.  I don't know if I want the large or medium size, but I know I want the longer straps. Also is it worth it to pay the extra to get it personalized with my monogram embossed?

Do you have a longchamp? What size/color is yours?

Monday, July 15, 2013

Weekend Update

Y'all my weekend was seriously so boring I'm almost embarrassed to write about it.

1. I drove home from Oxford on Saturday morning. Not only did I devour some chicken minis, I also ate an entire bag of candy. Okay, so maybe it was a small bag, but still I don't even want to know how many calories I racked up with those chocolate covered gummy bears, espresso beans, pecans, and potato chips.

2. I stayed up late to finish reading my book on Saturday night. I seriously regretted this decision on Sunday when I realized that the library wasn't open so I would have to wait to go get a new book.

3. I worked on my online portfolio Sunday afternoon. Has anyone else successfully done one? I don't know if I'm supposed to put all my writing samples, or just pick a few of the best? Someone please help because this is stressing me out!


What did you do this weekend? Head on over to link up with Sami and share your adventures!

Sami's Shenanigans

Friday, July 12, 2013

Five on Friday

Happy Friday! We made it to the weekend (finally!) Here's my Five on Friday


1. I went to see The Heat on Tuesday with my sister, and it was hilarious! This was seriously the funniest movie I've seen all year. The only bad thing about it was the language, hence the R rating, but I promise it is 100% worth going to see.




2. I'm loving the book I'm currently reading, it's kinda like The Vow, but humorous. Bonus: it was free because I borrowed it from the library! I've decided I'm not buying any more books this summer, and am instead relying on the library for my reading. 



3. I baked cookies twice this week! You can just go ahead and call me Betty Crocker




4. It's okay that I've been baking because I'm also doing this 30 Day Squat Challenge. Incase you were wondering, yes, doing 105 squats hurt



5. Did y'all watch Pretty Wicked Moms this week? You better have because they came to Mississippi!! They visited Emily's family in Philadelphia. I think she's my new favorite on the show (yes, I may be just a tad bit bias, but we Mississippi girls stick together) 




Head on over to link up your Five on Friday



Thursday, July 11, 2013

Lovely Thursday

Since I wrote two super long posts this week I thought I'd take it easy on you and give you a short and simple one today.


I'm loving this version of How to Love. Cimorelli, is a group made up of sisters from California, and they are awesome! If you've never heard of them go check out their youtube channel. I promise you'll be hooked too.





Hope you have a lovely Thursday!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Lean In

Last week I posted about how obsessed I am with Levo League. Today I'm going to share with you some of their content to help you see why as a member of Gen Y you should be obsessed with them too.

I'm sure you've heard of Sheryl Sandberg and the book she wrote, Lean In. If you haven't, what are you doing with your life? Well she joined Levo League a few weeks back for Office Hours (a video segment where professionals talk about their experiences and take questions from those following along) to talk about this idea of "leaning in". Even if you think you know what she said (because you read the book, follow her on twitter, saw one of the million news articles about her) go watch the video!

Confession time, before I watched that video I kinda hated the whole "lean in" thing. Yeah, that's right I hated it. I thought (wrongly) that it was some feminist propaganda that was judging me and the choices that I wanted in my life. Well I was wrong, and I'm so glad I've seen the error of my assumptions. Sheryl's book is now on my "to read" list.

"Leaning in" isn't about having to want to become the CEO of your company. "Leaning In" is about making every option a viable option when deciding your career path. It's about realizing that "because I'm a woman" isn't a legitimate reason for not wanting it. It's about realizing that wanting to run for public office is NOT something to be embarrassed about or make excuses for. One of my most vivid memories from elementary school was when asked in 5th grade what I wanted to be when I grow up and 10-year-old me wanted to be President of the United States. The shame and embarrassment I felt when all my classmates started laughing is not something I'll soon forget. I quickly changed my career goal to US Ambassador to the Vatican, a job that only passed the test by my peers because no other 10-year-olds had a clue what that meant. Since then I've changed my career goals many times (senior year of high school after reading Poisonwood Bible and Heart of Darkness I wanted to be a teacher in Africa, clearly I missed the point of those books), but that moment has forever stayed with me. Was this memory part of the reason I was so reluctant to become president of my sorority chapter? Today I don't want to run for public office, but it's not because I don't think I'm qualified enough (I firmly believe once you lead a sorority chapter you can do anything), it's because I have other passions. Passions that I am going to lean into so I can rise to the top of my chosen career path.

One of my favorite things Sheryl talks about in her Office Hours chat is how people still try to guilt her about being a working mom, but no one would dare say those things to a working dad. This is something that I had never thought about, but it is so true. No one ever sees a working dad and thinks to themselves "that man should really quit his job and be at home raising his child." My mom is now a stay at home mom, but it wasn't always that way. My mom worked to support our family (before I was born) while my dad was in Med School. That takes a strong person. Although I never experienced having a working mother, I have always experienced having a strong mother. A mother who has always believed in me and (whether I realized it or not) has always encouraged me to lean in.

Another thing that I love that Sheryl talked about it how from a young age girls are labeled as bossy, but you hardly ever hear a boy referred to in that way. Something in society has decided that this behavior in boys is normal, but in girls it is not. She talked about how her brother and sister joke that they were not her first friends, but her first employees. She jokes that the next time someone calls a girl bossy, correct them to say that that girl has executive leadership skills.
I LOVE THIS! 
True story, I've done this before. My family always has a huge debate when trying to decide on a where to go eat, a huge debate that usually involves everyone claiming they "don't care" where we decide. I've often been known to end the debate and singularly decide on the restaurant. This decision is usually met with someone angrily calling me bossy, to which I respond "no, I'm just being a leader." Thank you Sheryl for backing me up on this one.  

Sheryl finished her speech with a challenge for us all to think about: What would you do if you weren't afraid? This is such a great question, and one that I'm really challenging myself to think about and (more importantly) act upon.


So have I converted you to become a Levo Leaguer? I hope so. Tomorrow they are hosting Soledad O'Brien for Office Hours. I hope you'll join in on the conversation and hear what she has to say.


Tuesday, July 9, 2013

A Magnolia State of Mind


M I crooked letter crooked letter I crooked letter crooked letter I humpback humpback I. Today I want to talk to you about one of my favorite things: Mississippi.

When I think of Mississippi I think of summer’s spent on the water fishing with my dad. I think of Friday night football games in high school and Saturday mornings in the Grove. I think of Southern Hospitality, magnolias, and sweet tea. When I think of Mississippi I think of home. Mississippi really is like your family, not without fault, but still loveable.


Kathryn Stockett the author of The Help said it best, “Mississippi is like my mother.  I am allowed to complain about her all I want, but God help the person that raises an ill word about her around me, unless she is their mother too.”
It is no secret that the world has a negative view of Mississippi. Some would even argue that this is justified. According to an article on Statemaster.com Mississippi ranks last in median family income, oral health, and percent of residents who have completed high school. But according to this same website we also rank among the lowest in binge drinkers, arson deaths, and average gas prices. It seems the world has decided to push aside all our state’s accomplishments in favor of publicizing our weaknesses. I don't know when it happened, but at some point the national media decided to start hating on Mississippi. We've become the butt of a national joke, and to tell you the truth I'm really sick of it.

On my last trip out of the state I encountered what I like to call a “Mississippi Hater.” These people know nothing of the real Mississippi; only of the sensationalized Hollywood version. If you ask them if they’ve ever been to our state they’ve usually only driven through on their way to the beach for Spring Break or to New Orleans for Mardi Grass.

This Mississippi Hater was from Alabama, and he made “well at least I’m not from Mississippi” jokes all night. The irony of this was not lost on me because really is Alabama any better than Mississippi? I've lived in both and I don't think so.

If you’re from Mississippi I’m sure you probably have a similar story about an encounter with a Mississippi Hater. You completely understand what a major issue this is for us. You know that not all Mississippians fit into this negative stereotype society has fed to the rest of the world.


William Faulkner, a fellow Mississippian once said “to understand the world, you must first understand a place like Mississippi.”

Part of Mississippi’s problem is that the world does not understand us, they do not understand that we can be both imperfect and still posses many positives. How do we fix this problem? The solution is really very simple; Mississippians should be vocal about our state’s accomplishments. As a state we are in need of an intensive public relations campaign, and we are the perfect ones to help carry it out.

Why aren’t Mississippian’s already doing this? Unfortunately many of us have bought into the picture pop culture America is selling us, and we’ve forgotten many of the accomplishments of our state. Mississippi is the state that brought you Pin-Sol, the Teddy Bear, Memorial Day, and 4-H clubs. We're the home state of Tennessee Williams, Elvis Presley, Oprah Winfrey, and Kermit the Frog.

Luckily I am not the only one who loves Mississippi and wants the rest of the world to take notice of our state’s achievements. After one too many encounters with “Mississippi Haters” a Jackson based PR firm decided to create the Mississippi, Believe It campaign in 2005.


According to their website, Mississippibelieveit.com the Mississippi, Believe It!™, campaign was designed “to inform and educate the world about the accomplishments, wonderful people, aspects and facts associated with the state of Mississippi. The campaign takes common Mississippi stereotypes and twists them to reveal the truth about the state.”

Today’s technology makes it the perfect time to show the world that Mississippi should not be the butt of our national jokes. You can go to mississippibelieveit.com to easily share one of their 17 different posters each honoring a different Mississippi triumph.  My favorite Mississippi Believe It poster is "Yes, we can read, A few of us can even Write" which features 14 famous Mississippi authors.

I hope you'll join me in my crusade for Mississippi. Together let's tell the world that Mississippi is more than what they see in movies or read in books; Mississippi is a great state with much to offer. Just think of how nice it would be if the rest of the world knew what I know, that Mississippi truly is a great place. I know I would love nothing more than to one day raise a family here in Mississippi and have them proud to call this state home. I dream of a day when I can tell someone I’m from Mississippi and they not question my intelligence. I pray for the day that Ole Miss is no longer associated with intolerant past, but instead revered for our outstanding academics, and maybe if I’m really lucky a national championship football team.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Weekend Update

This weekend was filled with a lot of rain. Lots and lots of rain. The forecast is predicting a very wet week ahead too.

It did stop raining long enough Saturday evening for the fam to make a trip over to Bay St. Louis to attend the annual Crab Fest.



This event played such a big part in my childhood because it is hosted by the church we attended before Katrina. I have many memories of the whole family working together in the drink booth. It's held every 4th of July weekend on the church grounds, and is one of the most fun things to do on the coast. It specialized in food, fun, and family; three things Mississippians know all about.

I didn't get the signature crab stuffed twice baked potato because the line was too long and I'm now regretting it. But my shrimp po'boy was delicious! It was stuffed full of slightly spicy shrimp and plenty of shredded lettuce. I accompanied it with a nice cold Blue Moon.




This was a perfect summer Mississippi weekend.


Head on over to link up and share your weekend shenanigans. 

Friday, July 5, 2013

Five on Friday

Linking up again this week to share my five on friday!






1. I tried fresh peaches for the first time. I discovered I haven't been missing anything. This is maybe the one fruit that tastes better from a can. But on the plus side it does photograph very well. 



2. This is the only photo I took while in Oxford (#awkward). This is my favorite drink that I've ever tried. Ever. A frozen watermelon margarita from Volta. If you're in Oxford during the month of July go by and grab one while they're half price! I also highly suggest the lemon chicken wrap with a side of sweet potato fries. 



3. I'm clearly eating carbs again. Wednesday night after getting home I had breakfast for dinner (at 10pm). These pancakes may not be pretty, but boy oh boy were they yummy! You can't tell from the picture but they were filled with Reese's Pieces (totally not on my diet either). 



4. Thursday night I went to the yacht club to watch the fireworks. They were fabulous, and we had a great view. Does anyone else think it's slightly odd that we celebrate our nation's birthday by blowing things up?


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5. Levo League is a newish website designed for young professional women. Y'all I am obsessed with it! It has so much advice and inspiration that makes me feel like I can take on the world. I first discovered it through one of my favorite bloggers and I'm so thankful I finally took the time to check it out. I just joined this week and I'm already feeling more hopeful about my job hunt. I highly suggest everyone go join. 




Thursday, July 4, 2013

Proud to be an American

When I started out to write this blog post I intended to write a list of all the reasons I'm proud/love to be an American, but upon quick review I realized this list was much too long to compile. However, I did find one common theme to everything: freedom.

I think we often forget how lucky we are to have the freedoms that we do in this country because for most of us we've never experienced anything else. This is what July 4th is really about. This core belief that our country is founded upon is so often lost amongst the sea of red, white, and blue ridiculousness of the day.



I spent July 4, 2011 in DC and saw the fireworks on the National Mall in person, but of course I can't find one of my pictures so I had to borrow this one


So today I challenge everyone to truly be thankful for the freedom to go out on the lake, BBQ in your back yard, drink too much beer, watch fireworks, or whatever your 4th of July tradition is, because there are so many countries around the world where you aren't allowed to do any of that. Also say a prayer that all those who risk their lives to protect our freedoms stay safe.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Road Trippin'

As you're reading this I'm heading home from the happiest place in the world. If you guessed Disney World, you're wrong.

I'm headed back from a quick trip up to Oxford to visit my brother. The trip to Oxford is loooong, something I hated my freshmen year but came to really love by senior year. The almost 6 hour drive gave me lots of time to think.

Road trips are one of my favorite things. I love stopping and getting snacks (fountain drink, cereal, and pretzels) at the gas station before hitting the road. But I really love the opportunity to jam out to some great music. Here are some of my favorite road trip songs, all chosen for their easy singability.


1. Wagon Wheel
2. Party in the USA
3. Summer Girl
4. Sweet Caroline
5. Cowboy Casanova
6. I wanna Dance with Somebody
7. We found Love
8. Gold on the Ceiling
9. You're so Vain
10. Wannabe
11. Boogie Shoes
12. Baby
13. Heart like Mine
14. Build me up Buttercup
15. Pocketful of Sunshine

I tried to post this play list via groove shark and it wouldn't work. Anyone have any tips on how to make that work?

What are your favorite road trip songs?

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

25!

This is my 25th post!!! 


Y'all this is seriously a BIG BIG BIG deal!!!  


Can you tell I'm excited? (PS Sorry for the no-makeup selfie)


To celebrate this most happy occasion I've decided to share 25 random facts about myself with you. 

  1. My favorite color is pink
  2. I loved the song Wagon Wheel before it was cool
  3. My favorite/lucky number is 3
  4. If I could have any pet it would be a polar bear. I would name him Oscar (as in de la Renta)
  5. I'm 5 foot 1 and wouldn't want to be any other height
  6. Quitting ballet when I was 10 is the biggest regret of my life
  7. I am allergic to passion flower, passion fruit, and coral 
  8. Mexican is my very favorite food. I could seriously eat it every day
  9. Brownies are my guilty pleasure. I like them best with pecans and no icing 
  10. The texture of melon freaks me out
  11. I am deathly afraid of bugs and snakes
  12. Snow White is the best Disney Princess 
  13. I dream of the day when I own designer heels
  14. I went to 4 different high schools (3 in one year) because of Hurricane Katrina 
  15. My family was featured on a CNN documentary about our town after the storm
  16. Roman Holiday is my all time favorite movie 
  17. Audrey Hepburn is my ultimate women crush
  18. I admire Scarlett O'Hara's determination 
  19. I have never been out of the country
  20. I've always secretly wanted to be an astronaut 
  21. My favorite class I took in college was a sign language course
  22. I only like hot coffee at night
  23. College football is 100 times better than the NFL 
  24. In 8th grade I won a national essay contest sponsored by Scholastic 
  25. I've always liked my middle name way more than my first

Monday, July 1, 2013

Weekend Update

Wow, where did this weekend go!? 

I didn't do anything terribly exciting this weekend other than go grocery shopping with my mom (we saved about $70! thanks to checking the sales ads). Sunday I was supposed to go fishing with my dad, but after waking up super early (4:30am) to get to the dock by day break we had some minor boat trouble and didn't get to go. 

I did get to watch the sun rise though, so it was kinda worth it. If you know me you know how much I HATE waking up, so you fully realize how beautiful this must have been. Lucky for you, I took a few pictures to share!




But seriously, how pretty is my Yacht Club?

I am so blessed to call such a beautiful place my hometown. I don't appreciate this beautiful scenery God has provided me enough.

What did you do this weekend? Head on over to link up with Sami and share your weekend shenanigans!