Thursday, September 29, 2011

21st Birthday Bash.

Saturday night we had the birthday bash!
Everyone came over to my apartment for cake and to mingle.. before heading to downtown Athens to dance the night away.
 It took forever to get those candles lit. I think next time we'll just do numbers. haha!
And of course.. you have to love an awkward self-timer group pic! ;)
  After downtown a lot of us headed over to Caleb's to hang out for a while since he lives down the street from me! 
and more self-timer pictures were taken... as in probably a good 100. Definitely some good laughs!
It was a successful night. If I do say so myself. :)
Great way to wrap up the birthday week!
I would really love to know how many calories we burned dancing ;) 
Peace and Blessins sweet friends!
and booooogy on!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


I'm linking up today with Jamie for WILW!

Today I'm loving...
That all of these sweet people helped me celebrate my birthday this past weekend! Tomorrow I'll have a post dedicated to our festivities! We had so much fun :)
Last night I purchased tickets to another Concert next week!!! :) I'm going to see Green River Ordinance, (LOVE their music), and Boyce Avenue. I can't wait! I'm really into concerting lately.. it's my new hobby I believe. All my spare change is going to these concerts.. I may be living off ramen soon.

I'm actually doing decent in Calc II. It's a miracle friends. I aced my quiz this week.. and I've been rocking the homework. #holla

My new RED cowboy boots that I got for my biiiiirthday. And I'm not lying when I say I'm loving them; I've been wearing them around my apartment with my nike shorts and t-shirts. I can't wait to rock them at a GA game soon!! :)
pardon my messy bathroom in the background

What are YOU loving today?! Go link up and share it with us!!!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

We're on a First Name Basis..

That's right friends.
We met Ben Rector at the concert the other night... AND we got our picture with him AND a signed tour poster AND we were two people from touching the stage AND he may just replace my love for John Mayer. 

I had to work until 7 the night of the concert.. so we weren't able to head to Atlanta until later.. and we were a little late getting there. HOWEVER, Benny had not stepped out on stage yet, and I was determined to push our way to the front. Friends, we made it. Check this beauty out: 

He stole my heart. Too bad he had a wedding band on his left hand. :(
He was absolutely incredible.. and the venue was amazing. It was so intimate.. I definitely want to go to some more concerts there soon!

I just wish our picture with him could've turned out a LITTLE better.. but we had sweated through a concert at this point in the night.. rubbing elbows with folks we didn't know.. so I'll take it.

and we got a picture with the band. holllaaaaaa.

We got a little lost on our way there.. and on our way back. but all in all.. it was a blast! I just love concerts!!

Friday, September 23, 2011


One thing I've been looking forward to about turning 21 has been getting rid of this Driver's License Picture:
 yikes! That's scary.  
I can't believe I'm even posting it. 
I never upgraded my license when I turned 18, because I'm too cheap. So I just held off until 21.. 20 bucks later, I have this beauty:

Can I just say, I HATE taking pictures for ID cards. I hate that you only get one shot.. and you don't even get to make sure it's halfway decent before they send you away with the new card. 
BUT this is definitely an improvement over my 16 yr old one. Wooo!

My UGA ID card is another story.. so embarrassing. I want to lose it and get it replaced, but I'm too cheap to pay for a new one. 

I think part of my problem is that my parents are photographers, so I'm used to being able to pick my picture. AND I know what a bad picture of me looks like. And friends, the UGA ID card is a BAAAAAD Picture. If I get the guts I'll post it so you can laugh.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

21st Birthday

Thank you all SO much for my sweet birthday wishes!
I had a wonderful birthday :)
On my actual birthday my parents came and took me to lunch at the Last Resort in Athens.. it's one of my favorite places to go. (If you are ever in the area make sure you eat there!)

I had pan seared ravioli with an artichoke spinach sauce and feta cheese. Heaven!
When we got back from lunch I had a surprise on the back porch from Caleb and the boys down the road.. they left me a 12 pack of budlight. haha! My first alcoholic gift. ;)

Monday nights I have small group, so before it started a few of us went to dinner for my birthday. :)

we had fun ;)

and after small group Jasmine and I celebrated with some birthday cake and one of the budlights that Caleb had left. 

Now I can't wait until Saturday when all of my friends get to come celebrate with me! :) 

Monday, September 19, 2011

Time Just Flies By!

Today is my 21st birthday.
I mean really.. where has the time gone?!
It's a bittersweet birthday, because of course it's exciting to be of legal drinking age, but at the same time it's the last exciting birthday there is!
I mean.. the rest are the dreaded "hitting 30" or "over the hill." (not to be a debbie downer...)
But I'm incredibly excited to be the big 2-1. (It's Nicole's birthday too.. so make sure you wish her a Happy Birthday!!) It stinks to have this particular birthday on a Monday.. because I'll have to be in my professor's office deciphering Calculus II this afternoon. (what a DRAAAG! I think I deserve an A for that.) BUT, My sweet Mama and Daddy are coming to take me out for lunch today after my classes. :)
Wow. boring birthday post.
I had every intention of posting my one-year old self smashing chocolate cake in my face... but those pictures are at home.
Sad day.
So here's an embarrassing baby picture instead... 

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Allow Me to Introduce Myself...

It's been awhile since I've done an about me post,
and I've gained some new followers, so I think it's about time for an updated about me post!
so here we go:
Obviously my name is Leslie.
I'm a Georgia Peach.
I'll be 21 in just a handful of days. (eeep!)
I'm a junior at UGA. (GO DAWGS!)
Major: Chemistry/Pre-Pharmacy
I'll be applying to Pharmacy school this year, so prayers are appreciated.
I recently got a job in a small town Pharmacy and absolutely love it!
 I am obsessed with John Mayer. (he will be mine, oh yes. he will be mine.)<-- If you've seen Wayne's World you totally get this quote.
I started my blog in Summer 2010 on a whim, and have fallen in love with the world of blogging.
I can't afford a Lilly Pulitzer dress. (raise your hand if you're with me!)... but one day I do dream of owning one. 
I'm obsessed with shoes, I definitely own way too many pairs. 
I have one, younger sister who is one of the sweetest and most humble people I know.
I have the best family one could ask for, including the cutest puppy on earth. 
Oh, and I think I'm addicted to food. It seriously consumes my thoughts. Anything sweet is my weakness.

Thank you so much for sharing in my life's ramblings, hopefully they're somewhat entertaining on occasion. ;)


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Sushi & A Birthday!

The other day I mentioned that Saturday night we celebrated Emily's 21st.. 
but I didn't share with you all the deets of the night. 
Friends, it was A. NIGHT.

Kris, Jess, Ally, Me, BIRTHDAY GIRL, & Greg
  This was our group of friends (minus Sam). 
See.. the four of us on the left were at the restaurant waiting at 8 to surprise Emily. Well.. they didn't show up for over an hour. and When they finally did.. a bunch of random people filed in behind them! We had rented out a room in this Japanese Sushi place.. and it has a stage for you to do Karaoke. 

Well all these rand-o people turned HER party into THEIR party. And we sat with smiles plastered on our faces trying to figure out what to do. Y'all, it was a TRIP!

[our reaction to the awkwardness...]

I sipped my little coca-cola.. ordered me some sushi.. and laughed my tail off at the predicament we were in.

I mean.. even a Bachelorette Party came by. It was wild!
But we had a good time.. and Emily definitely won't forget that birthday! ;)

Me and Ally before we headed out:
 Now, the countdown is ON until my birthday!! 
5 Days!!! ;)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Wish I Would Have Known...

I recently came across this textbook site..
and I really wish I would have known about it BEFORE the semester started!
It's Campus Book Rentals [dot] com.
Textbooks can get SO expensive, so renting is always such a great alternative.. WHEN you can find your book in a store that offers the "rent" option on textbooks.

One of my concerns about getting books online is that I'll end up getting the wrong book before my class starts and be stuck.. but with Campus Book Rentals you have 30 days to return your book if you need to!

The great thing about this company is that they not only have great prices for their Rented Textbooks.. but they also support Operation Smile. 
Operation smile is an organization that provides lip cleft surgeries for children whose families are unable to afford it. So far they've changed 1,000 children's lives.. and for every textbook you rent, a donation is made to this project. 

So next semester, and even this semester, when you need to purchase a textbook.. Definitely keep this company in mind! It's always a wonderful thing to help someone... so why not use a textbook purchase to do it too! 

Monday, September 12, 2011

Between the Hedges

I made it to the game Saturday, and it was HOT.
despite our dawgs losing... we had a really good time!
I got to see a lot of friends I hadn't seen in ages.
AND we celebrated Emily's 21st after the game with karaoke and sushi. :)

By the time I got to the game.. most of the tailgating was over. But we did manage to get a few good pictures!

We met up with Jessica at the game and sweated our little fannies off. My word. I think I sweat at least a gallon. It was sick.

We had so much fun! And then, we celebrated Emily's birthday at a Japanese sushi place.. it was a trip. That deserves a post all to itself... so you'll have to wait to read about it ;)

Hope you had a wonderful weekend!!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Football Friday!

Sweet Nicole has started a wonderful link-up for this football season called Football Friday! 
So of course I'm linking up with her.. and you should too!!
Tomorrow is the first home game of the season. 
and luckily, I got a ticket!

I just transferred to UGA.. and since football tickets are given out based on hours taken at UGA in a lottery type system.. I got shafted. I only got tickets to 3 home games.. all of which are on Saturdays that I work until 1:00. (Lame.)

However, this is a 4:30 game so I'll definitely make it in time! It's just a matter of figuring out how to get TO the game. I'm new to all of this! ;)

I'm so excited to wear my red and black, meet up with friends, eat some great tailgating food, and cheer on the DAWGS!! ;) I'll definitely be sharing pictures next week! 

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Apartment Tour: My Bathroom

I've shown you pictures of my room..
but I haven't shared with you my completed bathroom!
If you haven't already noticed.. I love color! So my bathroom is very colorful, like my room. :)

I got the shower curtain from Target, and had it monogrammed to match my wall decor. 

My favorite thing about my bathroom is definitely this piece of artwork! It's so colorful and cheery. I got it at a neat art shop down in Grayton Beach, FL. 

My sink is just a sink... so I didn't take pictures of that ;) 
Hope you all are having a great Thursday!!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


I'm linking up with Jamie today for WILW!
I'm loving my hot new kicks I ordered... the store was out of my size, BUT these babies are on their way to me via UPS as we speak ;)
I'm loving that I have a ticket to the GA game this weekend! and it's supposed to be a GOOD one!! GO DAWGS!! ;)
That my 21st birthday is in less than 2 weeks now. I can't believe it! and check it: me and Nicole have the same birthday... how cool is that?!
Catching up with my sweet friend from NG, Sarah, via facebook chat. I miss her so much now that we're at different schools.. and she never fails to make me laugh!
Sweet Jessica! If you don't follow her blog, you NEED to. I was having a terribly stressful night, and she sent me a verse that was exactly what I needed to hear. She's been such a blessing to me this semester, and I'm so glad I've gotten to know her!

My new blog design!! SPECIAL Thanks to Tricia for making it look so wonderful! If you're wanting a new look for your blog, be sure to check her out! She was so great to work with, and I am in love with my finished product! PLUS, I have a new button now :) So you should TOTALLY add it to your page!
(you can get the HTML for it at the top of my page above my about me!)

All of you wonderful bloggers! I wish I had the time to read all of your posts.. and hopefully soon I will. But thank you for continuing to read my ramblings. :)

Now go link up with Jamie and share with us what YOU'RE loving today!   

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Labor Day at the Lake!

We had a wonderful Labor Day Weekend,
full of good food, good company, and good tubing on the lake. 

Sadly, my pictures from the weekend are all on my parent's camera.. so as soon as I get them I will have to do a bigger recap post. But Sarah, and her family, joined us for our weekend. We had some spectacular tube wipeouts. [best of the summer, if I do say so myself. ;) ] 

me and mama
The only thing that somewhat stunk.. was that Monday it rained all day, so we didn't get to enjoy our last lake day of the summer to it's full extent. BUT, sometimes it's nice to just lay around in pj's and sleep. 

Did y'all all have a wonderful long weekend?!
Now I'm really hating that we have to return to reality. 
Oh Calc 2, how I hate you.