Monday, February 28, 2011

5 Things I Can't Live Without!

I can't live without...
Sweet Kerri @A Sweet Georgia Peach tagged me in this! 
Thanks Kerri!

1. My Laptop- blogging, tweeting, & of course, facebook stalking ;) 

2. My Cell Phone

3. Sweet Tea- I'm a Southern girl! ;)

4. Biscuits -
 Southern Living has the BEST buttermilk biscuit recipe!

5. My Friends & Family

Now I tag...

and anyone else who wants to play along!

Hope y'all have all had a much better Monday than me, I had 2 exams today: Organic Chemistry II & British Literature. Mondays are bad enough without an exam thrown in the mix. So basically, my brain is now mush. BUT, that doesn't mean I can't make time for the Bachelor! Can't wait for the tweeting to begin at 8pm EST!

Much Love,

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Cake Balls

I tried my hand at cake balls Thursday,
and it didn't go as smoothly as I had hoped.

I've seen all you fabulous bloggers make these GORGEOUS cake balls, and I wanted to give them a shot. Well, mine looked TERRIBLE. I don't know what I was doing wrong but they didn't dip into the chocolate and come out looking bakery perfect. They didn't dip easily at all, and I was over it at 5:15 when I trashed my first batch of chocolate and left to study chemistry. 

About 10:30 when I finished studying I had Ally go with me BACK to Walmart to get more chocolate for the dreaded cake balls that were waiting for me in the freezer. I'm talking a cookie sheet, and 2 round pans of like 60 cake balls! I was up until 1:00am finishing those darn things! A Big thanks to my sweet roommates, Ally & Emily, for helping me out, otherwise I would have lost my sanity.

So here's the results:
I did a chocolate fudge cake box recipe with fudge frosting, dipped them in white chocolate, and sprinkled the tops with Pink Williams-Sonoma Sanding Sugar from my amazing Pink Swap Partner Melissa!

These are the ones that didn't make the cut:

I made them for all of my friends from my dorm hall last year and I wrapped them up in a cute Valentines Bucket I got at Walmart on clearance for 25 cents!!  
I love a great deal! ;)

I used Paula Deen's cake ball recipe I found via google. 
Is there a better one out there?
or do y'all have any tips for the whole dipping process?
Because I really want to master these things!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Today I'm linking up with Jamie for WILW!
1. I'm loving this gorgeous weather we've been having in Georgia! 

2. I'm loving my current nail color: OPI Katy Perry Collection; Teenage Dream
I seriously had trouble concentrating in class today because my nails are so glittery, especially walking outside.. the sun makes them even sparklier! Ahh! Fabulous!

3. I am loving this delicious trail mix I found at Trader Joes! It's called Nuts About Raspberries and Chocolate.. and it is my new favorite thing! It satisfies your sweet, salty, and tangy cravings! LOVE!

4. I am loving my new Lilly Pulitzer Agenda I won in Jenna's giveaway at This is Love. I just got it in the mail last week so I've loved filling in all of my important dates!
if you don't follow her already you better head over and do it!

5. I am loving that I am done with exams for the week! Knocked out my lab practical an hour ago and that means I don't have to look at these pictures anymore:

anyone else hear the hallelujah chorus playing in my head? ;)

6. I am loving all of my new followers! You guys are the best!

Now go link up with Jamie and share what you're loving on this beautiful day!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

My Handwriting.

I've seen a lot of bloggers out there do these handwriting posts...
So I thought I'd play along! I always love seeing other people's cute handwriting, and since we only ever read typed posts of each other, this will give you a chance to see my handwriting!

Basically, there are eight questions and instead of just typing your answers, you hand-write them so everyone can see what you're handwriting looks like!

1. What's your name / blogger name?
2. What's your blog's URL?
3. Write "The quick fox jumps over the lazy dog."
4. Favorite quote?
5. Your favorite song?
6. Your favorite band / singers?
7. Anything else you want to say?
8. Tag 3 - 5 other people.

[I couldn't make the picture bigger because it runs off the margin of my blog.. so you can click on it and see it larger! :) ]

So that's it! I always feel like it looks a lot messier when you have pressure! haha
Feel free to play along! And I hope you all had a splendid weekend!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Anyone Remember Myspace?

Ohhh the days of Myspace.
I was reminiscing through old myspace pictures today.. basically a summary of my high school years. There were the awkward kissy faces to mask the ugliness of braces, and the blonde highlighted hair. I tried reading the wall posts and they make ZERO sense because they're so full of inside jokes. 

Here's a few pictures from the myspace years, don't laugh too hard. ;)

kissy face + psychadelic photo effect= tons of myspace picture comments! 

You might recognize this next girl, Meredith from Love, Life, & Dessert
side swept bangs + kissy faces = cutest chicks on myspace ;)
These last two are from the "later" myspace years.. so they aren't really funny. I just can't believe how much I've changed since this pictures!

My hair was not colored in this picture.. and I can't get over how blonde it got that summer!! 
PROM junior year

The funniest thing about signing back on myspace is seeing that people STILL get on and update stuff... uhh.. myspace is old news folks. I thought had made the change to facebook! haha

I also used to have a Xanga.. and I updated that blog everyday with boring high school drama and icons on the reg. I just HATE that I deleted it, it would be so much entertainment now! 

Did any of y'all have Xanga's or remember the Myspace days?

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


I'm super late linking up with Jamie today! 
My Wednesday's are crazy!! But I am still LOVING...

1. I'm loving the amazing weather we've been having! 
It's so nice to walk to class without:
A. Blowing away in the wind
B. Freezing to death during the WALK to class.. then sweating it up upon entering the buildings

2. That my sweet roommate Ally cooked us a delicious dinner tonight! It was a meal she grew up on, pepper steak, and I don't know about y'all.. but I love eating other people's family favorites! They always are so yummy!

3. That last night me and my friends: Sarah & Patrick took a night away from our O-Chem studies and had a celebratory MOVIE NIGHT!! We decided we needed to do something to celebrate our hard earned exam grades!

We saw Just Go With It.. and it was really cute! I just LOVE Jennifer Aniston.. and I desperately want her rocking body. (even though I just ate a bowl of cookies and ice cream...) haha

4. I'm sore from my jog yesterday.. I love being sore! I feel so accomplished! Even though I thought I was dying during my run.. I'm sadly out of shape :(

5. My current nail color: Plum Seduction by Revlon

6. That I'm about to catch up on GLEE Bieber Fever episode I missed and then hit the sack!

Hope y'all had a wonderful Wednesday!
I would say link up.. but I'm pretty sure everyone, but me, already has! 

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Weekend & Bachelor Recap

Quick Weekend Recap
I would've done this post yesterday, but seeing how it was Valentine's Day.. I just thought the post needed sappy pink hearts and a sweet lovey dovey message ;)
So here's my weekend recap:

Saturday night: Daddy has the flu, so I got to be mama's date to the Chamber of Commerce dinner. I know it sounds boring, but I was all over it! I'm game for any chance to dress up in cocktail attire ;) AND it was at Chateau Elan.. creme de la creme of fancy shmancy places in our neck of the woods!

me & mama before we left!

I didn't snap any photos inside the banquet.. because I didn't want to look like a total nerd.. especially since we sat at at table with fancy people I didn't know! haha But the table decorations were amazing! And the food was delicious!

Sunday: Ally & I went to church in Athens.. and then on the way home whizzed into Krispy Kreme. We've been craving it for 3 weeks now.. and unfortunately, the hot doughnut light was off! But they did have cake doughnut holes that were hot and they were delicious! Needless to say, my craving will NOT be satisfied until we get a hot glazed doughnut!

Festive Heart Shaped doughnuts.. and sprinkles!
The goods!
And Bachelor recap:
uhm.. Crazy Michelle is FINALLY gone!! But, she wasn't even crazy last night! Chantal O., I totally think will be the winner. Her and Brad have so much chemistry, but she really needs to chill out with all these tears she sheds each night. It's getting annoying

I'm really looking forward to next week though.. I love when they go home to meet the families! And I cannot WAIT to see Emily's precious little girl. I'm just not sure how much longer Emily will stay, she's the sweetest girl in the world.. but their conversations are always so awkward! She doesn't give answers to his questions that keep conversation going.. but we'll see what happens next week! 

What are y'alls thoughts?

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!
I wish each and every one of you a wonderful day filled with love

And to all my fellow single ladies out there.. go buy yourself some chocolate, treat yourself to a delicious dinner, paint your nails, and watch the Bachelor! ;)
(that's what I'll be doing! haha)

Much Love,

Friday, February 11, 2011

Pink Swap!

Let me start by saying...
I love getting packages in the mail.
Having a box addressed to you full of surprises.. life doesn't get much better my friends.

Well I signed up to participate in Hopsy's Pink Swap
(check out her adorable preppy blog if you haven't already)
and I got paired with THE sweetest partner EVER. And we've gotten to be good friends through emails already!
Unfortunately, she doesn't have a blog, but you can find her on twitter

And today when I got home...
I had this lovely package from her!

Everything she picked out was absolutely perfect for me! It's crazy that we just met, and she knew what to buy for me to the TEE. Thanks so much Melissa!! You are THE bomb!!

And don't be surprised..
I already ripped into the fingernail polish! 

Essie- Peep Show
pardon the reminders scribbled on my hand! ;)

Next, I'll have to bake something with my new oven mitt, sprinkles.. and baking notes sheets!
My goodness, I'm just too excited! haha

Anyone else participate in the Pink Swap?

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Springtime... hurry up!

I Don't Know about you...
but I'm awfully ready for Spring to be here!

1. I would love to sit on an adorable porch swing like this and read a good book!

2. I'm ready to wear my beloved rainbow flip flops!
the swimsuit and beach towel would be wonderful too! ;)
3. I'm ready for sundresses with cowboy boots!

4. Spring means things are colorful and pretty again! 
I'm OVER the dead look of Winter!

Can you tell I'm ready for Spring Break?
Roughly 4 more weeks.. and I NEED it!

Hope y'all are having a great Thursday!
We've almost made it to the weekend!!!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Link up with Jamie for WILW!

Today I'm loving...

1. Last night's episode of GLEE!
Making Tuesdays 10x better.. GLEE is back! And last night's Valentine's episode was so good. I loved all the music.. so I've already been listening to the songs on youtube like CRAZY!

2. All of the great giveaways out there!
Check out some of these:
This awesome giveaway from Heather!
She's giving away a copy of Gretchen Rubin's book "The Happiness Project." and a Starbuck's Gift Card!
Click here to enter!

TOMS giveaway from Elizabeth!
I have the burlap pair and just LOVE them to pieces! 
I would absolutely love to get these red canvas TOMS if I won ;)

Click HERE to enter!

Kate Spade bangle giveaway from Ashley Lauren!
Click HERE to enter!

3. That it's getting even closer to the WEEKEND!
I live for the weekends!

Hope y'all are having a wonderful wednesday! Don't forget to go link up with Jamie!