Friday, January 7, 2011

New Blog

Hey y'all!

I have moved to here. I will not be updating this page anymore, all posts will be on the new blog.


Saturday, January 1, 2011


Jen at Slumber Designs is hosting a fabulous giveaway of Marc Jacobs Daisy, one of my favorites. Go check it out! If you haven't checked out her blog before, I definitely recommend checking it out - I think many of the pictures she posts are beautiful and the topics she writes about are interesting to me, so maybe they will be to y'all as well.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

book worm

The BBC believes most people will have read only six of the 100 books listed here.
Instructions: Copy this into your NOTES. Bold those books you’ve read in their entirety, italicize the ones you started but did not finish or read an excerpt.

The List:
1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa May Alcott

12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveler’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger

20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald

24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll

30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34 Emma -Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe - CS Lewis
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini

38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh - A.A. Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown

43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding

50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley

59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck

62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas

66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett

74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses - James Joyce
76 The Inferno - Dante
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession - AS Byatt
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte’s Web - E.B. White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

I may have miscounted, but I believe I have read 57 of the listed 100 books and intend to finish the list prior to my 24th birthday. I turn twenty-two in February, so that gives me just over two years to read 43 books.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

The Widest Influence for Good

Hello lovelies!

This week for me has been very big on working for the widest influence for good, one of the trifold goals of my sorority. This past Tuesday was our founder's - Bettie Locke - birthday. Each chapter of our organization was asked by headquarters to host a service event to honor Bettie Locke - our chapter made Halloween and Autumn cards for the kids of CASA and families staying at St. Patrick's House and the Ronald McDonald House in town. It was a fun night of sisterhood, laughs, and creativity!

Saturday, my sorority sister Kate and I volunteered at an event called Fall Family Fest, hosted by our city's parks and recreation department. It was a fun fall carnival with hay rides, arts and crafts, rock walls, s'mores, an apple press and games!

Today, Sunday, I am volunteering for a few hours at the Ronald McDonald House, just running the front desk and assisting guests with any concerns.

I truly value the ability to give freely of yourself, your time and your talents and am blessed that I have had the ability to spend this much time this week giving back to the community where I go to school. I challenge y'all to do something for your community this week - it not only brings a smile to others, but makes you feel incredible too! What are you favorite ways to demonstrate the widest influence for good?

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Hey y'all! Remember me? I'm sorry I've been so absent lately, I will try to be much better! What have I been up to these past few months? Being a Rho Gamma (or recruitment counselor), taking over as director of public relations for my sorority, taking care of a hospital bound boyfriend for a month (he's now back home in Texas and will hopefully be back at school for spring semester), beginning a nanny job and trying to squeeze school in there too! I feel so neglectful of both my blog and of my body, as I have not gone to the gym in ages! Both of these activities will resume this week!

I have also just started a blog for my sorority! Check it out here.

I will post a picture update soon!

XOXO lovlies!

Friday, August 13, 2010

long time coming

Hey y'all! I'm back from a VERY extended blog vacation! I had the busiest, most amazing summer of my life and I can't believe I only have a week left until I'll be in Montana again!

I spent all of June and July in our nation's capitol and cannot wait to return to my beloved city on the Potomac. Washington is a city full of diversity, drive, discipline, history and culture. I love it there!

image from here

I came back to Colorado for the month of August to spend time with my family, do a mini internship at the Chamber of Commerce and see my sister off to college at Colorado State!

image from here

Speaking of family, my brother starts high school on Monday - yikes! I feel like I just started high school in Prattville, Alabama yesterday, yet here I am entering my senior year of college in Missoula, Montana! What a crazy, amazing journey it's been!

I am very excited to be back to blogging and promise to make it a more regular habit, especially as this final year of college comes quicker than I'm ready to believe!

What have y'all been up to this summer? Anyone else completely ready for football season to begin? RTR ♥

image from here


Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Tara, at That's Why Her Hair is so Big, is doing a fun giveaway if you enter by July 12. The giveaway includes:

1. long necklace from express.
2. "friends" pictures frame.
3. the best book ever: "how to be happy, dammit"
4. Victoria's Secret PINK body lotion.
5. pink wristlet from express.

Go here and enter for yourself!

Still LOVING living in Washington. Tonight I'm going to a happy hour event called Pitchers and Politics with fellow college Republicans from around the country.