Friday, April 30, 2010


So today's escapades included lots more shopping than studying, but I think it was rather appropriate and productive considering it is my really close friend Jenn's birthday tomorrow! So I talked her into a few cute dress buys and bought her a little something she really wanted.

Item 1: Blondie, slit back, tank top [F21]

Item 2: Two-Tone Bodycon Dress [F21]

Item 3: Tube Dress [F21]

Saturday, April 24, 2010


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One of my favorite places in New York City. The Fashion Institute of Technology on Fashion Ave. Upon emerging from the Subway and first setting eyes on this architectural beauty, I knew I was home. This is where I want to go and continue my schooling. Not only does it shove me right into the world of Fashion, but it's one subway ride away from some of my favorite shops, restaurants, people, and parks.

Creeping on the Subway.
Waiting for the FIT admissions presentation to begin
Shelby looking sullen on our early morning
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I thought this was absolutely stunning.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Next To Normal

This is the amazing show my best friend decided to take us to see on our short visit to NYC.

The summary of the play (via
wiki): "Next to Normal is a rock musical. Its story concerns a mother who struggles with worsening bipolar disorder and the effect that her illness has on her family. The musical also addresses such issues as grieving a loss, suicide, drug abuse, ethics in modern psychiatry, and suburban life." I have to say I was a little disappointed at first because I had really wanted to see The Lion King or something of the like, but by the end of the first few songs I was absolutely enamored.

Kyle Dean Massey who played the role of Gabe, the son.

Adam Chanler-Berat who plays Henry, the boyfriend.

Jessica Phillips who played Diana, the mother. Alice Ripley had been sick, so Jessica was playing the lead. She was absolutely
amazing tho.

We went to the side stage after the door and got our playbills signed and pictures [duh] We missed out on getting pictures with Jennifer Damiano (Natalie, the daughter), Louis Hobson (Dr. Fine/Madden, the doctors), and Dan Berry (who played the father that night instead of J. Robert Spencer). The whole cast was phenomenal and so nice. I was in a fit of tears by the end, along with Victor and Shelby. I could not have asked for a better first Broadway experience (minus the coughing interruption I had several times).

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Pocky & An Up-Do

So for the longest time, Pocky has been an all-time obsession of mine. I just consumed a whole box [my bad :-x] but there's still another one thanks to my momma!
Butttt on to the main reason for this post. This lovely up-do! Accomplished courtesy of CupcakesandCashmere and her wonderful tutorial. 10+ bobby pins and some After Party, voila! I actually had a pretty good time trying this out and got some nice compliments in class. It's definitely something I'll be doing more often. It's clean and easy to manage, no hair in the face. Just how I like it.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Well, I am happy to say I am the proud mother of two of the cutest little kittens in the world. This is Sophia [we haz big eyezz] and Christine [we like to sleep].
Sophia is kind of a spaz. She's really jumpy and runs everywhereee. She tries so hard to eat my hand/arm, and has left me more scratches in the past few days than I've had in the past few years. She's more my mothers' cat.
Christine is mine :) I decided I wanted her after we had Sophia for a night, and by Monday, I had my mother sold. She's so precious. She can't really meow so it's this raspy half-meow and she sleeps so well [better than Sophia] She's all around quieter and less aggressive.
They are both rambunctious little tykes, but I'm totally smitten.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Late Easter Post

Okay, so I'm making a late easter post because, well I'm lazy sometimes.

I woke up to the smell of burning plastic because my mother accidently baked the lid to one of our Tupperware containers.

After a crushing battle of confetti eggs, I had confetti in my hair for days.

Wild things with their stuffed Wild things.

My Nephews on the hunt for the Easter eggs we hid [in matching outfits, which I just ... don't understand, haha.]

Tree climbing, before I fell out of the tree.

Ashley had better luck.

And at the end of the day, after BBQ, Easter egg hunting, Cascarone battle, tree climbing, and watching How To Train Your Dragon ... we all felt like this.


It was a beautiful today to be shoeless. We were blessed with a little bit of a chill and the cement was the perfect temperature. We were more fortunate than the millions of children around the world who have to travel about barefoot everyday.

Jenn barefoot in Art History.

Our feet, just feeting around and absorbing knowledge thru the carpeting.

We even convinced a few of our classmates to join us :)

I tend to have running spurts when I'm shoeless. We took a few opportunities to dash around the art building before class.

My feet in my Government class.

So today was beautiful, it wasn't too chilly and got warmer thru the day. It was truly a blessed day. And I claim success in the name of One Day Without Shoes. It started off as just me and Jenn. Then we convinced a few of our classmates to join us, and the ones who didn't join in were at least informed of the cause behind our bare feet. My mother and grandmother were also willing participants and my mother even convinced a few co-workers to join her. Today was full of good spirits and just so much love.


Thursday, April 8, 2010

TOMS One Day Without Shoes

Today is the day ladies and gentleman! TOMS One Day Without Shoes. It got a bit cold outside [what the cuss is up TX?!] but my little piggies are ready to brave this cold new world. I hope everyone is taking part in today’s event!

Bless xx

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Sweet and Sticky

(via Rasiel)

I have had the hugest craving for fruit lately. Tonight's sweet and sticky indulgence, peaches.

Good Eats

So for the four days we were in New York City, we tried to make the best of it and visit as many places as we could, not to mention eating at as many new places as we could. And of all the places we ate, I have to say my favorite was simply 2 Bros Pizza. I mean, come on, a dollar for arguably some amazing pizza? Not much can beat that. Pair that with an apple Snapple, and you have my winning combination. We probably ate at 2bros for 3 of the four nights we were there. Not healthy, but so good. Oh, and we also grabbed Baklava and Falafel at Mamoun's up the street. St. Marks Street was our go to place after most of our nighttime activities. I picked up a really sweet Bowie t-shirt and we visited our first sex shop on that street. Ah, memories.


Taken in the Museum of Modern Art in NYC. After making a quick stop at the dorms to change, we hopped the Subway and walked another couple of hundred blocks [exaggeration of course] we arrived for a quick run thru of the museum before we ran off to catch Next To Normal. There was one spot in particular that had this amazing red lighting, so before we left, we made a picture stop.

Monday, April 5, 2010

I have been neglecting this much more than I had planned to. So expect a slew of post from my trip to New York City. But for now ... here's the bowl of fruit I just beasted.
There is possibly nothing more amazing than a bowl of sliced bananas, strawberries, and blackberries. It's super sweet and amazingly delicious.