Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Shopping Spree!

Yesterday we went to Atlanta to browse the fancy shmancy stores ;)
We hit up Lenox Mall, then Phipps Plaza.. and man. The price tags on the things we saw just blew my mind. And even more than that, the fact that people PAY those prices... blows. my. mind. 
It was so much fun to go through the fancy stores though. I loved being able to see the things I drool over on the internet in real life. (Tory Burch revas, I will ONE day own you.) 

Bloomingdale's is basically my new favorite department store. I could blow some serious money in their dress department... and shoe department... and every department for that matter.

Guess I should start playing the lottery, huh?

BUT, while looking at the amount of money people spend on these designer things it makes me really sit back and think about those less fortunate than us. Around the holiday season it's so easy to get wrapped up in buying gifts and making our "want" lists. (and believe me, I'm VERY guilty. My nickname is "I-wanna") The amount of money we spend on gifts, and the high dollar price tag of some of my "want" items could go towards helping someone who can't even afford a warm winter coat. It makes me feel guilty.

I didn't really care for last week's Glee episode, but the message overall was a great one and really applies to this post. We so easily get caught up in our busy, hectic lives (particularly during the Holiday season) and we need to take the time to slow down and give back to our communities. Even if it's as small as baking a plate of cookies to take to a homeless shelter or nursing home, sharing a little bit of Christmas with those who need it most is one of the best gifts we can possibly give. 

So as we approach Christmas on Sunday, and you rush to the stores to finish up your last minute shopping.. take a minute to think about something small you could possibly do for someone who may need a little pick-me-up this Christmas season. I guarantee it will brighten your holiday season just as much as it does theirs. :)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Let the Fun Begin!

I am FINALLY finished with my semester!
not looking forward to getting the grades back...
BUT no more Physics, EVER.
That is a reason to celebrate if I've ever heard one ;)

and I'm so happy I actually should have time to blog now. I have really been crunched with time and let it go... so sad. 

But a quick recap on my lovely weekend. :) 

My dear friend Sam turned 21 this weekend and we dinner and a party for her at my apartment over the weekend. 

us before dinner:
Emily's sis Amanda, Sam, Elise, Me, and Emily
and more friends joined us at dinner and my apartment afterwards for a few adult bevs ;)
we love our birthday girl!
sadly I had to cut out early and go to campus to study... (trying to be responsible)
but it was so much fun to hang out with all of the girls from High School! We never see each other with our crazy schedules and going to different schools. 

hope you all have been doing just wonderful! can't wait to catch up on your blogs over my CHRISTMAS break!!! (woohooo!)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


It's been a while since I've linked up with Jamie for WILW! And I have so much that I'm loving this week!

What I'm loving...
Our Christmas Decorations.
I went a liiiiittle crazy this week buying decor. I just love Christmas time, it's my absolute weakness when I go shopping. So I came out of Target the other day with a bag full of goodies. I'm not totally done with my apartment yet... but here is a sneak peek of our tree. :)

still in the process of finding a tree skirt for it... 

The Michael Buble Christmas CD.
Like I said, Christmas time is my weakness.. and I had to buy it at Target today.. 
Holy smokes, what a great CD!
It made me emotional when I first put it in.... it's THAT good. His voice is so sexy.

I love Spotify. 
If you aren't on there.. check it out. It's like a free itunes, you just can't OWN the music. It's like pandora.. but you get to choose the songs. #obsessed
you can check out my latest playlist here.

I'm going to a Tacky Christmas Party this Friday, and I love putting together outfits for tacky parties.
Thank you Goodwill for your incredible blazers, and Target for your multicolored tights. Here's a sneak-peek: 
    pardon the background... I need to hang some pictures ;)

AND now I'm hitting the books for my final tomorrow.
In ONE week I will be DONE!!! :)

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

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

And with Finals...

Comes the stress.
Wooo! Who loves finals week?!
NOT this girl.

The promise of Christmas break is so close I can taste it! And it's so hard to stay focused and study my life away.. but I'm trying! With multiple study breaks in the form of pinterest (sorry for my maniac pin sessions) and eating (can't help that I love food).  

May I also add, every other college is already out for Christmas. THANK you UGA for making us be the last ones out... although, UGA is better in all other aspects ;) 

It just stinks to see all the status updates on facebook about being done and out for Christmas. #sojealous

BUT, wish me luck on my finals! Say a special prayer for me, I definitely have some tough ones coming my way.

And I wish you EACH the best on your finals! 

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Holy Smokes!

Holy Smokes!!! 
December ALREADY?!
Does it not feel like we just had Christmas?
Time just flies by, and it's really starting to scare me. ;)
I got home today and our family Christmas tree is up. #happiness

Over the next two weeks I have a busy, busy schedule between finishing up school, tacky Christmas parties (my favorite), Christmas shopping, Family Christmas parties, work, and THIS Saturday cheering my DAWGS on in the SEC Championship. 

What all do you have in store for the holidays?! 
I just loooooove Christmas.