Monday, December 27, 2010

I love my girls

When at school, I don't get to see my girlfriends as much as I would like. Actually, it's pretty close to never, which really really makes me sad. Therefore, being home has been absolutely awesome. I've been able to do all the girly things I don't normally get to do, such as shopping, going out to lunch {like the adults that we are}, and just catching up with each others lives.

Last Tuesday, we went out to Olive Garden {and of course I got my favorite dessert, tiramisu}, rented Easy A for some girl chick-flick bonding time, and ended the day with shopping at our favorite stores around town.

We got together again on Thursday and had our own little game night. We played Uno, Mad Gab, and Slam Scrabble, all of which are highly addictive {and quite fun}. Most of the night was just spent laughing and chatting it up again, which is just what we all needed. I also played chef and whipped up some delish grilled cheeses. Yup, I'm well on way to Iron Chef, you just wait.

Lindz and I during our game night.

Aren't these shoes amazing? Nik and I were so close to getting them! 
Now I wish we would have...

I also wish I would have gotten these babies.

But, I did get these! I feel so tall in them!

Nik and I in front of Lindz's Christmas tree!

My girls! Lindz, Nik, and I. 
Love them like crazy.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

I'm so happy to be home!

I've been having so much fun being home that I've neglecting my little blog. 
Hopefully this makes up for it, because I want it to like me still!

Majority of my week has been overloaded with last minute Christmas shopping.
Every single day I seem to be in Target, shopping for one thing or another for friends and family.
I love Christmas (boy, do I), but I am so ready to be done with the crowded stores 
and the hard-to-find parking spots!

I've discovered that I really like Starbucks' Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate!
(it tastes extra yummy with vanilla almond biscotti, just an fyi)
Thomas was sooo tired after shopping all day, but he still let me snap a photo of him.
Each night, after hours of shopping, this little guy came and cuddled up with me
(in fact, here he's laying in my bed, taking up allll the room!)
And just for fun, I've been playing with a new app on my phone.
(still trying to perfect the timing, though haha)
Hope you're having a great week!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

i'm backkkk!

Hi! It's been such a long time since I've graced my presence on my little blog, but here I am now!
Hmm, let's see, so finals are over (thank goodness), I'm home for Christmas, 
and I'm going to Texas on Christmas Day! 
Yayyyy! I'm so excited.

I'll update later on what's been going on. This was just a teaser!
p.s. don't you love that picture of Thomas? Too funny!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

freedom is just around the corner

 ...but until then, I'll be gone, busy with studying for my finals. 
I'll miss this little 'ol blog, but it's for the best. I neeeeeeeed to study. 
So, good-bye. For now. I'll be back. Promise.

{via Google}

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

i've done the impossible

A little over a month ago, Thomas and I decided to test ourselves and go without fast food for a month. At first, I found it rather difficult because McDonald's fries are my weakness.
But towards the middle of the month, I found myself not craving anything fried in grease.
Trust me, it was quite surprising to me, too.

As for now, past our designated "no fast food" month, I'm happy to report that we 
(Thomas and I) still haven't had any fast food, and I really don't feel the need to go out and get some.
It's been so refreshing eating home-cooked meals every night, 
along with healthy snacks during the day.
I can definitely make this into a permanent thing. Of course, I'm sure there will be
times when fast food is the only option, but until then, 
I'm abstaining from all that is fast and fried.

{via Google}

Monday, December 6, 2010

i don't really have much to say

 {Isn't he precious? Yeah, I thought so, too.}

All day I've been meeting with professors and looking at potential apartments for next year, so I really haven't time to think of anything exciting to write about. So, this will have to suffice. 
Good news, though: Wednesday will mark exactly one week left of this semester. 
No more papers, no more exams, and no more finals. 
...but until then, I will be in hibernation/study mode in my room. Joy.
Hope you all had a wonderful Monday!

{via weheartit}

Sunday, December 5, 2010

cookies in a tin

When these delicious shortbread cookies are found around my house, it means that it's Christmas time.
These cookies are probably one of my favorite traditions that my family has, 
and I'm so happy it's that time of year to indulge myself with them, and not feel guilty about it.
I've also picked up a bag of Hershey Peppermint Kisses, which are also a family fav.

Do you have any family holiday traditions?

Friday, December 3, 2010

a few of my favorite things

 There are many things in life that always seem to make me happy. 
Here are a few of those things:
1.  New books, with crisp pages
2. Freshly baked goods, all warm from the oven
3. Wearing new clothes for the first time
4. The feeling of accomplishment I get after a work-out
5. Being able to sing all the lyrics to a new song
6. Seeing my breath in cold weather
7. Finding a movie I don't mind watching more than once
8. Buying gifts for people
9. Seeing cats walking around on campus
10. Trying new food {and loving it}

What are some things that make you happy?
{image via weheartit}

Thursday, December 2, 2010

and this is how I ventured out in the cold today

all nice and toasty! except, my hands get cold so easily, so I should probably wear my mittens, but I'm afraid I'll get laughed at because it's Florida...and who wears mittens in Florida?!
I know it's only 32 degrees today, which I'm sure isn't that cold for those who live in the northern regions of the country, but as a Florida girl, I'm freezing. and I love it.
Enjoy the cold!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

it's that time of year

when this hat is acceptable again!

c'mon Florida winter, stay awhile, for you've been quite missed.


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