January 23, 2012


The car ride back to Boone always requires a pit stop!

Snowy roads on the way up the mountain

Pretty sunrise on the first day of classes!

New coffee maker, new adorable coffee mug and new Starbucks blonde roast!

Putting together the pull-up bar I got for Christmas...almost as hard as doing one.

Red Velvet Yoplait, yummy snack.

Retrying on my Santa clothes! Love this lace inspired top! 

The mug my grandparents gave me! Coffee is my happy place.

New pink sweater and purple nail polish! Feeling like polly pocket.

Made a visit with Kelly to the NEW BOONE STARBUCKS!! 

My comfy cute "get work done" outfit.

Went back this past weekend to do some HC stuff! Gotta love my motivating NYC background! 

Found this gem at Walmart. Limited Edition! I had to have it.

Saturday mornings call for lounging in pajamas with coffee and the Today Show.

I love almost any ice cream topped with bananas :)

My motivation every time I open my curtains!


January 19, 2012

10 Random Facts about Me

1. I'm kind of ambidextrous. 

As far as writing goes, I'm left handed. When it comes to most other things though, I use my right hand. I shoot basketball with my right hand, bat with my right hand, throw with my right hand. It's weird! It's kind of cool though, when I play ping-pong I can switch in between the two!

2. I injured my teacher in 4th grade.

When I was in 4th grade, one of my peers brought in a pinata for their birthday. Each student was given a chance to hit the pinata with a big wooden rod type thing. I'm not sure what it was. Anyway, they spun me around and WHAM! I slammed it right into my teachers hand and broke it. Yep, I broke her hand. I'm pretty much a beast.... but I didn't realize it at the time. I'm pretty sure I ran crying to my mom's classroom. Let's just say, my teacher wasn't there the next day.

3. I used to be known for my bubble letter skills.

In middle school my friends used to ask me to write stuff for them in bubble letters. I have to say, they were pretty awesome, kind of curly and geometric. I still write like that sometimes when I'm just doodling! I guess that's the designer in me.

4. I've never been on a date. 

I've probably mentioned this before, but the older I get, the crazier it sounds! I've never gotten coffee, pizza, lunch, breakfast, dinner, anything with a guy! Since I've waited this long,  my first date better be amazing. And with someone I'm really interested in!

5. I had multiple classes with Lindy!

Most twins aren't in the same classes, but Lindy and I had a lot of classes together! We had 3rd, 5th, some of 7th, and 12th grade classes together. It's fun to be in a class with your twin! We used to get in trouble for having laughing fits just by looking at each other. We would even split up our homework and then copy each other's answers. Genius, I know!

6. I can't whistle, do a cartwheel, or jump hurdles. 

I know right, did I even have a childhood?!? Apparently not. I've tried to whistle SO many times, I just can't do it! Hurdles in elementary school seriously came up to like my belly button. That's like jumping over a countertop! As far as the cartwheel goes, I think it's a fear thing. I don't know why but I guess it's cause I don't like heights and I feel really small. Everything seemed so big and daunting when I was little!

7. I've sung the national anthem at a Red Sox and White Sox game.

Not just me, haha I'm not that good at singing! But I did sing with my youth choir at church. It was so cool to walk onto the field where all the players stood! It was nerve wracking, everyone is standing and watching you! But we had a backtrack with our voices incase we weren't loud enough or messed up. It's something I'll never forget!

8. I've been to over 25 states and over 5 countries!

My family LOVES to travel. I am so blessed to have parents who save their money and takes us on trips that really broaden our horizons and expose us to culture all over the world and United States. These trips have been unforgettable and so much fun. Some of the most cherished memories I have with my family have been on vacation!

9. I play the guitar!

I tried to play piano in middle school and failed miserably, but I've been playing guitar for a while! I'm not awesome at it, but I just do it for myself and for fun. I don't like to play in front of other people, but hopefully one day I will! I normally just find a song I like online and try to learn it. I even tried to write a few songs in middle school. They were cheesy and immature or really emo! I'm sure I'd be a lot better at it now!

10. I have a ridiculous fear of insects.

It's so dumb and irrational but for some reason when I go to bed, I always think bugs are near me, on me, or in my covers!  I think it's because I woke up to a big bug next to my head one morning and from then on it creeped me out. It's almost only when I'm home though because at school I'm on the second floor and my windows don't open. Every night at home I flex my feet under my covers and make sure nothing is there. Silly, I know!

January 10, 2012