Monday, April 26, 2010

Spring Frocks

Tonight was my last sorority chapter ever and my roommate reminded me this weekend just how close graduation really is. I will be a college grad in just 18 days. Meaning 18 days until I'm officially done with this amazing place I have been lucky enough to call home for the last 4 years and only 17 days until I need two dresses for the actual SLU-wide graduation and my college's pre-commencement ceremony. Yikes! Back in high school, I remember being so freaked out about finding the perfect graduation dress, which I never did and consequently ended up buying one the night before the ceremony. It's a really awesome feeling though this time around that I am not so concerned about it. First because this means that I realized that I'll be wearing a gown for the majority of it and secondly, because I am not focusing nearly as much on the image/materialistic things in life, but instead on the people around me - friends, family, people I have never met, but are sharing in this special day of a loved one.

However, this didn't stop me from eyeing some lovely spring dresses like these which are each adorable in their own unique way:

{J.Crew's Ginny dress, $148}

{Anthro's Silken Pathways dress, $168}

{Mod Cloth's Cute as a Clover dress, $49.99}

Listening to: "Graduation" Kanye West
Thought of the day: "This is your world. Shape it or someone else will." -Gary Lew

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Weekend Snapshots

This weekend's springtime adventures in St. Louis...

{trip to the MO Botanical Garden with my family}

{When we were little, we always took daffodils and tulips to our teachers}

{Trivia Night}

{2! Cards Games - I'm so ready for summer}

Thought of the Day: "If you are going to doubt something, doubt your limits." -Don Ward
Listening to: "Break Your Heart" Taio Cruz

{Busch Stadium image via:}

Friday, April 16, 2010

Happy Friday!

This sounds like the perfect day right now... as long as there is sunshine streaming in my window and a tall glass of iced tea next to me.
This kind of day won't be coming for a bit though. I have 2 big finals due on Monday and my final student teaching observation as well. Two more weeks of student teaching and then I'm done! I am so excited!
Have a wonderful and relaxing Friday.

Listening to: "Today Was a Fairytale" Taylor Swift
Thought of the Day: "Slow down, calm down, don't worry, don't hurry, trust the process." -Alexandra Stoddard

{Image via LeLove}

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Do you ever feel like you made an ass out of yourself and want to tell the other person how you feel, but can't because you can find the words or don't have time? I wish I had one of these slips on me every time so I could quickly check the boxes and apologize right then and there.

{Images via: Images I <3> }

Thought of the Day: "Our true identity is to love without fear and insecurity. Our highest potential finds us when we set our course in that direction. The power of love and compassion transforms insecurity." - Doc Childre
Listening to: "Solo" Iyaz

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

April Adventures

{being a dork enjoying the weather in Forest Park - I don't act my age}

I cannot believe it is April already. This means that I graduate from college in a little over a month. Holy cow. I seriously don't feel old enough to be done with college or to be in the real world or to have that many responsibilities. Good thing I'm not quite there yet and because I'm going to be doing a volunteer program next year (almost 100% sure of this) I will sort of delay reality for a bit longer. But in the mean time, here's what April means for me:

- my last sorority events as a collegiate (including formal!)
- turning in all of my final class work (like my Professional Portfolio)
- finishing up student teaching (only 24 days left!... not that I'm counting... and only 14 more days of actual teaching of all the classes)
- Praxis teaching certification test
- "Senior Experience" events through SLU
- applying for summer positions (possibly at summer camps!)

Some other things I want to add in there include: some Cards games, nights out with my friends, frolicking in Forest Park and bbq-ing, try a soul food restaurant in St. Louis, stressing less, living every moment to its fullest and without regrets...

Reality still hasn't hit that May 3rd is my last day of school ever as an undergrad. Wow. Time flies when you're having fun!
{Bid Day 2006 - little did I know these girls would become my some of my best friends}

{Senior Pub Crawl 2010 with my sisters - 4 years later}

Listening to: "Champion" Kanye West
Thought of the Day: "Do not go where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, April 5, 2010

Little Paper Hearts

I love looking through Esty at the variety of smile-inducing pieces of creativity to hang on your wall. My latest finds are these beautiful and delicate heart collages. Sad thing is though that they're all sold out. Major bummer... but hopefully Sarah and Bendrix come back soon!

Listening to: "When I Look to the Sky" Train
Thought of the Day: "The pursuit of happiness is a ridiculous phrase. If you pursue happiness, you'll never find it." -C.P. Snow

{Images via Sarah and Bendrix}