i have a lot of feelings about the fact that i just celebrated my last halloween at georgetown. the weekend itself was great, the weather was amazing, but there were moments when i realized that this is it. i remember my freshman year halloween like it was yesterday, and now i’m here in my final year and i have so many fixed feelings about it. in the past three years i’ve grown so much, learned so much about myself, and dealt with so much, and i feel more “me” than i think i ever have before. as i get closer to graduation i definitely will have more introspective posts on here, but for now i’m going to keep it light. back to halloween… i went through three costumes last weekend and i loved all of them. the first was a “the lost boys” inspired punk vampire, so imagine lots of fake blood and very realistic fangs and spikes. the other night i went as a sons of anarchy character and for trick-or-treating on embassy row i rocked my space jam costume. i tried to go out with a bang (and managed to scare a few people), and every halloween serves to remind me how much i love the holiday. although i don’t want to rush ahead, it’s time to prep for thanksgiving, so recipe research here i come.
i never was one of those little girls who planned out my fairytale wedding. i know, i know, i seem like the type. even i think i’m the type, but i didn’t, but i figure there’s nothing better than making up for lost time. now i’m not saying that i am about to start planning my future wedding anytime soon, but martha stewart’s coverage of weddings on her websites has my d.i.y. side freaking out. i recently discovered the real weddings/diy wedding section and it has me obsessed. god knows i love planning out tiny little details, and it makes me feel a little better about this fact knowing other people do too. one of the most recent weddings was held at a horse stable and the little details were amazing, like the decor, the goody bags and even the reception’s location, within a barn filled with sparkling lights. if you want to see more details go over to the martha stewart website to check it out!
saying i like to make things is an understatement. since the time i could start crafting and cooking, i was in the kitchen or at the kitchen table making cookies or working on my latest masterpiece a.k.a. coloring in my disney colprbook. as i got older though i was able to try out new things, like scrapbooking. when i tell you i was obsessed with scrapbooking i’m not exaggerating, at all. me and michael’s crafts store were (and still remain to be) t for tight. i collected jolee’s stickers as if i had a hoarding problem, but it’s cool, i accept my eccentricities. now that i love fashion and clothes i decided to get crafty with them too. in no way am i fashion designer, but i like to do some diy projects now and again. i was on another blog, honestly wtf, and i saw their take on a sequined sweater, so i decided to try it out. let me tell you, that sweater took a hell of a long time to make, but it was so worth it. i also played around with a jean shirt and an old gingham shirt and patched it up, gave it a little heart (cheesy joke, once again.) basically, at this point in my life, i’m practically valentino.
so february is winding to a close, and i’m entering that state of mind where i begin to freak out a tad bit. yes midterms are over, but when you’re in a business school, double majoring in marketing and finance and minoring in a completely different field of study a.k.a classical studies, this time is more than a bit stressful. trying to transition between these two completely different fields while studying is not fun, but hopefully it’ll be rewarding in the end. otherwise i’ll just buy myself some ben and jerry’s greek fro yo, and eat the whole carton.. it’s fro yo, i won’t feel too badly. actually, i won’t feel bad at all. anyhow, february is ending and spring is getting closer and i want everything to slow down a little bit. or maybe i need to slow down, and try to process everything at a slower rate, but that’s easier said then done, isn’t it?
last month i made the jump to instagram. yes, instagram. this may seem like it isn’t a big deal, but it has very much taken over a small (or significant) part of my life. i promise i won’t allow myself to enter the mindset where i can’t do something without instagraming it first, but it goes without saying that somehow instagram makes everything look better. that outfit you take a photo of suddenly becomes THAT OUTFIT, even if it isn’t that special… nothing wrong with a little deceiving though!
this past summer, i introduced you all to bucky. since his creation he has been an important presence in my life. yes, he may be a cardboard deer with glitter antlers, but he’s become a room mascot/watchdog (watchdeer?). excuse the stupid jokes, but they’re going to keep coming. this past break i decided the family needed to grow, and i made mama buck, so even though the cycle should have been reversed and mama should have come first, there’s no changing it now! currently mama buck is residing in the good ol’ state of new york, but next school year she’ll be making a trip down to dc. unless my roommates let me bring a moose with some necklaces into the mix…and his name shall be bullwinkle.
buying birthday presents isn’t always an easy task. sometimes the celebrant is hard to buy gifts for, the present isn’t just right, or you don’t want to spend a lot of money. in my opinion, it’s nice to give someone something special that you can do for them. for me that something special is cooking, and i figured gifting my friend with a “meal ticket” would be perfect.
one thing i really can’t stand is when i’m seriously disorganized, so you can imagine how stressful college move-in day (or days in my case) is. the roomie and i are still decorating our rooms and after moving in over a week ago, finally managed to raise her bed. i’ve given up on mine… the one thing i do have some control over right now is my desk, and it’s officially becoming a crafting station, no joke.
i absolutely love making things from scrapbooks to cards, but room decor is probably my favorite. inspiration boards, murals cut out of silver poster board, you name it, i probably love or would love to make it. i had seen these confetti canvases all over the internet and figured they’d be easy to make. easy is an understatement! you only need a few supplies, along with ten minutes, and you’re good to go. when the holidays come around i plan on making some for me and my roommate to hang up on our dorm room door (how cute would a halloween one be?!). you can definitely personalize these through color, quotes, initials, etc., which i definitely think i’ll do in the future!
simply put i am obsessed with the olympics. since i’ve been able to watch them and understand what i was viewing i couldn’t get enough. my top three events to watch are swimming, gymnastics and beach volleyball (basketball is another favorite)! quick side note, i have a special place in my heart for michael phelps… i saw him for the first time at sydney but was so young and then when he emerged again at athens, i bought a fake engagement ring at claires and have saved it ever since. the delusional mindset of a fifth grader has faded, but my superstitious beliefs haven’t let me get rid of the ring. i still wear it whenever he swims (it reemerged during beijing), but don’t worry it isn’t on my ring finger (it’s moved over to the middle…)!
i had to put together a small olympics party with some themed food, tea sandwiches and mini hotdogs and then apple pie cheesecake for dessert, which is one of my new favorites. the decorations were easy to make, and i think i’ll have to save them!
do we look ready for the olympics? because i think we do…