Wednesday, June 27, 2012


I'm linking up with Jamie for What I'm Loving Wednesday!

Today I'm loving...

[one.] Denim Cutoffs.
Seriously, I'm in love with this look.. and I'm stalking Goodwill from now on to find me some good Levi's. Yesterday I found some Calvin Klein jeans.. and Jasmine helped me cut them up, so more to come on that later ;)

Source: via Leslie on Pinterest

[two.] I knocked out my first Biochem exam on Monday, so I've had two nice days to just relax and actually do Summery things; like sit by the pool.

[three.]- Ben is coming to Athens this weekend. :) I haven't seen him in 3 weeks, so I'm beyond excited to spend some time with him.

[four.] My new iPhone case I just got. 
Y'all, society6 has a buttload of cute ones.
I'm obsessed.

What are you loving today?
go link up and share!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Can I redo MY Senior Year.... Please?

So yesterday I got to see my sister's Senior Portraits that she had taken over the weekend... (which I blogged about here.) and holy smokes.

She looks so old!!! It's crazy, crazy, CRAZY. I can't get over how gorgeous they are... and I really want to redo my Senior Year of High School so I can have my senior portraits done again.. and just experience the fun festivities all over again. ;) 

SO now prepare yourself for Picture overload.. because I'm obsessed and have to show off my gorgeous little sister.

-This one is hands down my favorite-

and I'm done showing off her pictures... I can't help that I'm proud :) 

-happy friday-
TGIF this week for sure.
I thought the week would never end.
peace and love.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

2 Years of Blogging.

Today marks 2 years that I've been apart of the blogging community.
Boy, that is hard to believe.

I still remember sitting in my room reading blogs every night before I actually decided to join blogger, and I'm so thankful that I decided to take the plunge one night in my little shoebox room at Summer school.

I remember sitting down to write my first post, snapping pictures every time I went out to do things, and planning my blog posts during each of these outings. I remember when I got my FIRST follower. There is nothing like seeing that first little follower show up on your blog, and it just pushed me to pour my little heart out even more.

I can't believe how much my humble little blog has grown over these past two years, and I can't even begin to tell you how much each of you mean to me. I have been so lucky to have met so many of you wonderful ladies through this amazing blog land. :) And I feel privileged to be apart of something so unique and special because of ALL of you.

Thanks for being apart of my blogging journey, I can't wait to see what the next year holds.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Sig Figs

Calling all of my fellow Science Nerds...
Over the course of my college career I've been fortunate enough to take NUMEROUS science classes. (too many to count) and in each of these we've used the beloved Significant Figures.

Every professor has always taught it the same way. UNTIL now.

Apparently my professor this summer invented his own form of sig figs, because on our homework assignment this week the entire class missed the question. (Meaning, 200 people) and he still refuses to change it.

Just have a look-see and see what you think:

Two significant figures to ME means that you would express the pH as 4.7 not 4.70... 4.70 is 3 significant figures from what I've been taught.

He claims that we could have always asked him about it if we were confused. WELL, I wasn't confused dude. There's nothing confusing about sig figs... until you decide your definition is different from every textbook and considered 2 to the RIGHT of the decimal point. Now I'm worried about what else I might think I know, that he has a different definition for, since our test is Monday.

I know it seems ridiculous to be so mad about it, but I would've had a 100 on this homework assignment (which I desperately need) and I deserve it because I did it RIGHT according to what significant figures are defined as.

I think he just doesn't want to admit that he's wrong.

Rant over.

If you haven't signed up for our Summer Flip Flop swap be sure to do so!!! Click HERE to join in the fun! :)

Monday, June 18, 2012

Flip Flop Swap

I'm hosting a Summer Flip Flop Swap with Liv and Sarah, and we hope you'll join in the fun!
Because who doesn't love a fun summer package?
and meeting a new friend in the blogging world?

So how do you join?
and what are the details?

Spending Limit is $15-20 
(a minimum of 15)
Your package MUST include a pair of flip flops, and feel free to add some fun summer items into the mix as well.

Sign up is Today through this Friday, June 22. 
Partners will be paired up and emailed out over the weekend.

If you're interested in joining just leave a comment below answering these 5 questions:

 1. Name
2. Email
3. Shoe Size
4. Favorite Color
5. Favorite Thing About Summer

and then grab the button so your blogging friends can join in too!

Be sure to check out Liv and Sarah's blogs too... they're some of my favorite girls around!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Father's Day.

Happy Father's Day to all of the dads out there!
and especially the man I'm lucky enough to have as MY Daddy.

Thank you for all of the love and support you've given me over the years, and for providing me with such a fine example of what a daddy and husband should be. I'm proud to have you as my Daddy, and thank you for everything you do for me!

I love you!!!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Senior Year.

My little sister is going to be a senior in high school this coming school year. 
Which is a little hard to digest.. I still remember the day she was born when I finally grasped the concept of what being a "big sister" meant. I remember going to the hospital and getting to see her tiny little self for the first time... and I remember treating her like she was my real life baby doll. I loved helping take care of her. I was ALL about the big sister role.

Over the past few years I've realized how much of an influence an older sibling really has on their younger sibling's life. Mal asks me for advice on so many things, and since I've been away in college the past few years it's been hard missing out on a lot of her big events.

One of which is her senior pictures this weekend. 

My parents are photographers, as most of you know, and so when it comes to Senior Portraits... these are a big deal in our home. As in, we prepared for these for months now. Finding all of her outfits, getting all of her accessories FOR the outfits, and planning it all out.

We believe having Senior Portraits taken is one of the highlights of Senior year. And since my dad does it for a profession... we have never really experienced the whole excitement of going somewhere to have OUR portraits taken, since we can just do it ourselves in the studio. :)

So for senior year, Mama and Daddy let us choose a photographer whose work we loved. I chose Kirk Voclain my senior year, an outstanding photographer in Houma, LA and we made a family trip out of it. It was so fun to actually be able to experience having my portrait taken by someone other than my Daddy... and having new stuff done on backgrounds other than the one's I've always been photographed on. I know it sounds weird, but Senior year is all about experiences.. and Senior Portraits are one of those things I wanted to experience like everyone else gets to... so that's why we went somewhere else. And it was SO much fun.

Well this weekend Mallory is up in Tennessee having her Senior Portrait Experience, and I'm absolutely devastated that I don't get to be a part of such a momentous occasion. She's been the little sister that has been there for EVERYTHING for me. And I don't get to be there for her, with classes and work it just wasn't feasible this time. (Responsibility stinks.) So I'm stalking instagram to see the pictures they post from the big trip this weekend... and anxiously await seeing her portraits when they're finished, I know they'll look AMAZING.

But above all else, I'm looking forward to this exciting time in her life. Senior year of high school was one of my favorite years. Touring and applying to colleges, ruling the school, Homecoming Court, Senior nights, Senior Festivities, and living it up on the weekends with friends... what's not to love? I was so carefree as opposed to now. And I'm looking forward to Mallory making all of these great memories at my Alma Mater too.

Boom. There's my sappy post.
Hope you're having a great weekend!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Here's a Good Laugh for You

I don't know how I missed this youtube sensation from a year ago.. but somehow I did. 

And this may be old news for you... but Ben and I found this Sunday afternoon and are STILL laughing over it. Too funny for words.

Hopefully that provided a good laugh for your Wednesday.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Blogstar: Hi, I'm Leslie.

Blogstar: Hi, I'm Leslie.

and welcome to my lovely little corner of the internet, Life in its Ordinary Form.

A 21-year old,
pre-pharmacy student at UGA.
I started my blog after reading blogs for a while, and as a way to document life's happenings as I go through my 20's (and whatever comes next in life).

I love spending time with friends, cooking, instagram, going to concerts, spending time at the lake, shopping, reading good books, and being a complete dork.

You'll read a lot about those things on here.

I like to think I'm a positive person, and I believe in the power of a good Thank You note. I love nights out on the town, but enjoy lounging in my PJ's watching a good movie JUST as much.

You can check out some of my popular posts below:
Be You.
An embarrassing post.
Sugar Babies.
Make Your Own Mantel Headboard.

 I absolutely love finding new blogs! If you're new, I hope you'll stick around and follow my lovely nonsense life.. and comment so I can follow you back!

and go link up with Mrs. Monologues to join the fun link-up and meet new folks ;)

Monday, June 11, 2012


Weekends are never long enough for my liking.
This one really flew by, and now I'm in the midst of some hardcore studying and note-taking since my class has started.

But the weekend was wonderful while it lasted! I got to go visit Sarah, and meet the other bridesmaids in her wedding for our dress fitting. We all went to lunch together, and it was so nice to get to see her for a little while!

and then Saturday night Ben was in town, and we celebrated his friend's 21st with dinner at Agua Linda before hitting up downtown.

It was my first time meeting all of his friends, and being thrown into a loud setting on a 21st birthday with close friends is kind of tough... I'm not the best at conversation and situations like that. (Hello, I am an introvert.) But I would deem it a success.

 Man, weekends need to last longer. :)

Hope you all had a great weekend!!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

It's OK Thursday

I'm linking up with Neely and Amber today for "It's OK" Thursdaaaaay.

Its Ok Thursdays

It's OK...

to go for a run, and then celebrate it with a DQ blizzard. (oops!) 

to wonder why John Mayer is so upset over T-Swifty's "Dear John" song.. get over it John, you're 34.

 to feel semi-depressed because my Summer ends tomorrow at 9AM with the beginning of BIOCHEMISTRY. ugh.

to want to enter the amazing My Twenties Blog giveaways so bad I can't hardly stand it!


to stress about money. (why is saving so hard?!)

to wear my pajamas around the house with my cute Target wedges, because I have no where to wear them right now. (so stylish)

to wonder why some people can't get a hint.

to spend way too much money on shoes. (you can never have too many)

to be WAY behind on Google Reader... I WILL catch up.

the end.

go link up with Neely and Amber!!!
Happy Thursday friends!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

What I'm Loving!

I'm linking up with sweet Jamie today for What I'm Loving Wednesday!! 

Today I'm loving...

[one.]- That I finally broke down and ordered some Chacos, and they're arriving today. (I may or may not have been stalking the "track my shipment" button...) The zappos app on the iphone is AMAZING. Get it.

[two.]- Friday I'll be heading down to see Sarah!! :) We have our Bridesmaids Dress Fitting Saturday morning and I'm so stinking excited.

us when we were little... just for kicks and giggles.

[three.]- My Twenties Blog is BACK and in full swing, with a fabulous week of giveaways. If you haven't checked it out yet... what are you waiting for?! Get over there and enter.


and now I'm off to digest this news that Miley Cyrus is engaged to Liam Hemsworth. 

This really bothers me for some reason...
share your thoughts.

AND what you're loving of course ;)

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


The Carnival came to our hometown this past week, so Friday my little sister and I went to enjoy being scrambled around in those crazy rides.

The lights of Carnival Rides at night is such a spectacular sight.
It's so magical.

The whirring of the rides, the scent of funnel cakes and popcorn, and the loud music accompanied by screams from the Scrambler and Tilt-a-Whirl.

But those Carnival workers are a class of their own, are they not?
I never knew they were nicknamed Carnies until our family had a discussion about it.
I know you shouldn't judge people, but you know when you go to a fair you feel a little uneasy with some of these characters. Just the term "Carnies" sounds gross to me. None of the particular workers at the fair in our town had teeth, or hygiene from the looks of it. Serious BO my friends.

So my friend Ben sent me this video after we joked about it, and I laughed so hard.

Gosh, y'all are probably thinking I'm so mean after this post.

But be honest, do you know what I'm talking about?! ;)

Monday, June 4, 2012

My Twenties Blog.

Today My Twenties Blog is back up and running, with a week full of giveaways!
Be sure to head over today and check out the monogrammed baseball cap I'm giving away to celebrate the blog being back up and running! 

We are all so excited to be back, and you won't want to miss the great giveaways we'll be hosting all week long!


Happy Monday Friends!