Friday’s Five

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Happy Friday! I’m SO EXCITED for this weekend, because my bestie is coming to visit! I haven’t seen her  since before school started, so I can’t wait to catch up with her. This week has still been busy, but not as much as the past few, so it’s been nice to have a chance to rest and not be running around in a panic for a few days. Here’s what I’m loving this week:

1.

donut pumpkins

 

It’s fall, y’all! How adorable are these little donut pumpkins from Smart Schoolhouse? Pink sprinkle donuts are my all-time fave, so I would love to make a few of these to set out in the kitchen!

2.With my super busy schedule, I feel like I’ve been going nonstop for the past few weeks. While I’ve pretty much accepted the fact that if I want to have a fun and successful senior year there won’t be much down time, it’s something I really miss. This week, I was blessed with some extra free time to rest and do things I wanted to do, like cook dinner and go to the gym on the same night, and do things I needed to do like catch up on homework. Sometimes it’s the little things like a canceled class or a meeting cut short that remind me that God knows exactly what I need, and if I’m using my time and talents to glorify Him, He will provide me with the time to fit it all in.

3.

kate and samantha

My cousin shared this goldmine of an article with me a week or so ago that shows us Kate Middleton’s true celebrity lookalike- Samantha Parkington. I don’t know who came up with this, but they’re a genius. Just scroll through and tell me Kate doesn’t look like she’s been dressed (impeccably) by Grandmary. YOU CAN’T.

4.

quinoa patties

I made these delicious sweet potato quinoa patties for dinner Wednesday night, and they were quite yummy! I had a baked sweet potato in my fridge because I’d cooked it on 250 (rookie mistake) and by the time it was done, I was finished with the rest of my dinner and not hungry. I’d planned to heat it up for my dinner, but then I remembered this recipe! So delicious, and it makes quite a few- I took the leftovers in my lunch on Thursday, and they were still great!

5.

btho ole miss

Last but certainly not least, there’s a HUGE game in Aggieland tomorrow! It’s expected to be the largest crowd ever at Kyle Field, and I’m pumped. WHOOP!

That’s all for meow!

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Friday’s Five

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Happy Friday! I’m so excited that I finally have time to blog this week. It’s been busy, but I think I’m adjusting to my new schedule. I also had a shift in my work schedule so I got to sleep in until 9:15 yesterday, which was simply magical. Here’s what I’ve been loving this week:

1. Another Royal baby is on the way! 

Kate-Middleton-and-Prince-William-at-Wimbledon

 

AN HEIR AND A SPARE! Kensington has announced that Kate is indeed pregnant with the second royal baby. As we know, I love Kate, and I’m always happy to have a legitimate reason to be obsessed.

2. 15 Signs You’re the Taylor Swift of your Friend Group

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As happens once per week, I found a Buzzfeed article that perfectly describes my life. Except the one about always dating a boy. But even when I don’t date them, they still turn out to be jerks. But the rest of them are spot on, so I guess I’m the T-Swift of my friends. I mean, I never miss a beat & I’m lightning on my feet, so it’s casual.

3. Aggie Football

kyle-fieldAggie football is back in action, and I’m so excited! Last week’s game was a little frustrating, because there was a 2-hour weather delay (it never rained), and so I ended up leaving with my sister and brother-in-law at half time…sars. But this week the Aggies play Rice, which is extra special because my dad played football there! He’s SO excited, because we rarely play each other, and it’s fun to have a little rivalry going!

4. Coffee sugar cookies

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I came across this recipe for Coffee Sugar Cookies on Pinterest, and I’m dying to give them a try. It’s two of my favorite things in one!

5. Sassy School Supplies

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This sassy ban.do pencil pouch and motivating Kate Spade agenda (I chose the Large in Green Painterly Cheetah) are sometimes the only reason I do my homework. I also like to flash them around when I’m in class so everyone around me knows that they’re in the presence of the Queen of Sass.

That’s all for meow!

I’m linking up with Amy & Karli today for Oh Hey Friday!

 

Have a great weekend! That’s all for meow!

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Wednesday Pins-Day

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Happy Wednesday! Today’s my first real day at work, and I’m so excited! Yesterday I had training, and it was a long day of videos and quizzes, and I walked out to a parking ticket on my car. Wonderful. But today will be better I’m sure! I’m excited to finally get started on my actual internship and see what I’ll be doing for the summer and the school year!

I skipped Wednesday Pins-Day last week, because I hadn’t really been pinning a lot, but this week I have some great things to share!

srirachagrilledcheese

First is this recipe for the ultimate sandwich, a toad-in-a-hole sriracha grilled cheese. Yes, you read that correctly. I almost died of happiness when I came across this pin, because it’s a combination of three of my favorite foods- eggs, sriracha, and cheese. I made this for lunch last week and it was one of the best decisions of my life. I used regular sandwich bread instead of sourdough out of convenience, but it was still more than I could have hoped for. Make this- it’s a glimpse of what I imagine heaven to be like.

austin

Next is this travel guide to Austin from my friends at kate spade new york. I have this new obsession with Austin- despite the fact that “that other school” is located there, it’s a very unique city I’d like to explore more. Hopefully that will be a weekend trip this summer! Also, I’m thinking about attending ACL this year, so this would definitely come in handy!

monogram stamp

This monogrammed stamp from Neiman Marcus would be the perfect southern touch to your stationery collection. I would love to have one for myself, and it would also make a great gift for a bride-to-be, or anyone! You can never go wrong with a monogram.

bag

This Gold Lock Crossbody Bag in Hyper Pink from Kate Spade Saturday is the perfect summer purse. It’s bright color adds a pop to any outfit, and it’s a crossbody, so you won’t have to fuss with it too much!

georgie

Per usual, a baby royal for the road. I’m still loving these sassy photos of Georgie doing his thing as heir to England.

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Wednesday Pins-Day

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Happy Wednesday! I’m so excited for today, because this is the last day of finals, which means my roommates will be done with tests, and I won’t be by myself all day. It’s been nice to relax and not have any responsibilities for the past couple of days, but I’m ready to do fun summer activities with my friends! Since I’ve had all this free time, I’ve been doing plenty of pinning, and I’ve come across a few things I’d like to share with you all!

mirrored pots

First are these cute mirrored plant-holders. (Is that what they should be called? Help.) I love the modern look the mirrors give the plants, and it would work well in a variety of home decor styles. The website isn’t in English, but the photo itself is fairly self-explanatory. Just 5 square mirrors and some hot glue and you’ve got yourself a nice little craft. If I had a green thumb I would be more eager to go for this project, but I typically kill all things green within two weeks, so I might have to adapt this to work with something other than plants.

keyhole earrings

Next are these Keyhole Earrings from sonya renee. My roommate has a similar pair, and I’m mildly obsessed with them. They’re a perfect dainty touch to any outfit, and the classic shape ensures that they will be a staple in your jewelry collection for years to come. These are definitely on my purchase list for this summer!

brussel sprouts

Next is this delicious recipe for roasted brussels sprouts from Cakes Cottage. Brussels sprouts are my new favorite vegetable, and I make them multiple times a week, not a joke. I’ve sauteed them before and enjoyed them, but I think roasting is my favorite. I love how they get really crispy- SO GOOD. Instead of the garlic aioli sauce in this recipe, I typically dip them in a little Greek yogurt mixed with a splash of lime juice and a sprinkle of dill, and it’s everything. If you’re looking for a new side dish, give this one a try- you’ll love it!

george

Finally, I have this adorably hilarious meme of Prince George sassing it up on the Australian tour. I’m so sad that’s over, because between Kate’s ensembles and George’s shenanigans I was incredibly entertained.

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Wednesday Pins-Day!

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Here are a few of my favorite pins from this week! Be sure to follow me on Pinterest to see more!

heel chart

First is this “Know Your Heels!” sketch from Ever & Wright. Not only would it make a great addition to my fictional luxury closet as a piece of art, it’s quite informative! It’s always good to know the proper name of what you’re looking for.

party picks

Next is this great party idea, “Festive Food Sticks” from Mrs. Lilien blog. This is such an easy way to add a little sparkle to your shin-dig, which is always necessary. These make me want to have a party!

kate middleton

And last but certainly not least, Kate Middleton. Love the dress, the hair, and everything else. The woman is flawless, and she is truly my role model/style icon.

That’s all for Meow!

13 Things to Look Forward to in 2013

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First of all, Happy New Year! I hope you had a great time celebrating with your friends and family! I didn’t do a lot, I just got dressed up and went to  dinner with a friend, and then we ended up back at my house watching the Kardashians in our yoga pants and eating queso. And it was really fine with me. As for New Year’s Resolutions, I don’t really do those. I like the concept of having “goals” better than “resolutions” because I feel like it’s more motivating. My goal for 2013 is to make a 4.0 at least one semester, or maybe both. So we’ll see how that works out. Anyways, as of right now 2013 has the potential to be a fantastic year. Lots of exciting things are on my calendar, and I can’t wait! Here are some of the things I’m already looking forward to:

1. Texas A&M in the Cotton Bowl– This happens in three short days! I have been missing Aggie football, and I’m glad we have one more game before the fall. BTHO ou.

2. Spring semester starts in less than two weeks- Which means I get to go back to my friends in College Station in a little over a week! I’ve loved being home, but I’m ready to be back in my regular routine and use my planner and drink coffee every morning.

3. The Bachelor premieres January 7th- And I am dying. Sean was my absolute fave on the Bachelorette, because he loves Jesus and is a Texas boy, and I mean, have you SEEN him? omg. I think that if Emily had picked him she wouldn’t be single right now, but whatever. I cannot wait to watch it instead of doing my homework every week.

4. Pretty Little Liars comes back January 8th- And we all know how I feel about that. Obsessed.

5. Emerald Green as Color of the Year. This is just so great. I love jewel tones, and I love green. I will be on a year-long mission for all things this hue, just so you’re aware.

6. Kate Middleton is having the Royal Baby this year. I just love the Royal Family, especially Wills & Kate. Well, mostly just Kate. I mean, she is perfect and she earned the ultimate MRS degree, which is to be admired. I cannot wait for the next heir to the throne to come into the world, because I’m sure it will also be perfect.

7. The Great Gatsby premieres May 10th. I am literally beside myself about this one. It’s one of my favorite books of all time, and I am obsessed. The story of fabulous city life in the 20’s- perfect.  Also, Leonardo DiCaprio is absolutely perfect for the role of Jay Gatsby, especially since he’s put on a little weight since his Titanic days (but still, I’ll never let go, Jack!) Sometimes when I get bored I watch the trailer and freak out about this upcoming cinematic masterpiece. Going. To. Die.

8. I will be halfway done with college in May. Eeeeee! I don’t know how I feel about that, I kind of want to stay forever.

9. My cousin is getting married in July! She is the cousin I have been closest to my entire life, and was my first best friend. I am so excited for her! Also, it’s the first wedding I’m actually in, so I’m excited to be a bridesmaid!

10. I’m turning 21 in August! The last exciting birthday. After that, you’re just old.

11. Catching Fire premieres November 22. Katniss Everdeen is my hero and makes me want to learn to do outdoorsy things. I read the entire Hunger Games series this summer, and I loved it, and I’ve been dying for the next movie. Dying.

12. Britney is finally giving us new music. Okay, so this isn’t exactly confirmed (it’s not even rumored), but I can dream, right? I mean, 2012 was a great year for the Princess of Pop. I absolutely loved watching her be sassy on X-Factor, and I think we’re all more than ready for more Britney.

13. Another great year of life. While I’m excited about all of these things, I might be even more excited for the unexpected things that will come throughout the year. That’s what makes life interesting and wonderful, and I cannot wait to see what God has in store for me in 2013!

Meow until next time!

#finals2012

Hey Cats!

So, it’s finals week.

Gross.

Actually, I have a love-hate relationship with finals. Hate for the obvious reasons of “I’ve been in the library since dawn and I have NO RECALL OF THIS INFORMATION WHATSOEVER”, and love because it means classes are almost over and I can go home and eat real food and blog and craft for days. And they mean I will soon find out my GPA for the semester, which makes me really excited. As long as it’s good. Which brings me to my next point.

I have BIG NEWS EVERYONE. I think I have decided what I’m going to do with my life. Finally.

I have decided to go to law school! Well not like, now, obviously, since I’m only in my second year of college, but I have decided to head in that direction. I’ve been thinking about being a lawyer for a long time, but I finally decided to commit and make it my actual, concrete goal. AND I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT IT. Last week I went to pre-professional advising and had a nice, encouraging chat with Karen. It was so great, she was such a gem. Hopefully this is actually what I want to do and I haven’t just been watching Legally Blonde too much.

So there’s that.

Also, I’ve been thinking about what I plan to do with my time over Christmas break. First, I will sleep. For as long as I want. And it will be blissful. You see, I somehow got 8 a.m. classes four days a week this semester, and I seem to have something to do early every Saturday, so I can’t remember the last time I slept in. Next, I will frantically run around and buy everyone Christmas gifts. I have an idea of what I’m getting my Princess SisterCat, but I can’t say because she will read this. I have NO IDEA what I’m getting my parents. Maybe I’ll just limit my whiny phone calls to once a week, they will LOVE THAT. After I have all my shopping done, I will catch up with my high school friends. They’re so great, and I love them. Most of us are scattered all over the place, so we only see each other during Thanksgiving/Christmas/Summer breaks. We’re already planning a potluck dinner, since we’re all so excited that we’re basically gourmet chefs now that we don’t live in the dorms.We’ll also probably FREAK OUT about the fact that WILLIAM AND KATE ARE HAVING A BABY OMG. Out senior year was the Royal Wedding, and we stayed up all night and had a party and woke up at 4 to watch it live and wore dresses to school. So we’ll obviously be having a baby shower for them.  Also, I’ll be hanging out with my Princess SisterCat. We’re besties, and we’re going to have a great time being together for an entire month. Especially when we have our Christmas Eve sleepover! I can’t wait. I’ll also eat way too much, but luckily big bulky sweaters are in. Just kidding. Kind of. And then I’ll do whatever I want, but that’s not any different from any other day of my life.

As I mentioned earlier, it’s finals week. So I leave you with this. I hope you can control yourselves better than this girl. (sometimes I feel like doing this to the annoying freshman couple that makes out on the couch in the libs, but I don’t. Thank God.)

Until next time!