Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas!

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I'm in PA with family, but I took this picture about a week ago at Faneuil Hall in my lovely city of Boston!

Friday, December 22, 2017

Hair

Wow, you guys. I've been through so much with this hair. Basically, I got a balayage style done this Summer, which I loved. It started to grow out a lot though, so I decided to cut it and try doing it myself, but I wanted it all to be blonde rather than just the end.

Long story short, I bleached the whole thing, tried bleaching it again because I didn't like it, didn't like that so I dyed the roots red so they wouldn't turn green, went over the red with brown hair dye, and then toned the end. A few weeks later I toned the whole thing again to make it blend a little better. It basically looks exactly like what I already had, but more blonde. I love it now, but holy cow. It was such a process! Even though it was stressful and bad for my hair, I definitely want to keep doing it myself.










The picture above is my hair currently and the pictures above that are the process and colors I went through. Right now my hair is a little more blonde and less grey than it looks there. I think it's so fun, though. Don't worry - I'm deep conditioning as much as I can! And if you have any questions about box coloring, I feel confident that I can answer them.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Photo room tour

I finally got around to taking some photos of my room! I always like taking pictures of simple things like this - I always recommend people to take pictures of things around them. Later when we're older, we're going to wonder what our senior year closet looked like, not other things. You know? Sorry it's so messy - I'm currently watching Elf and packing for my flight tomorrow morning.

I broke out my freshman year comforter and I think it looks so cute! I usually like to stay with a grey comforter, but I switched it up this year.

This is the cleanest my desk has looked in about 3 months... whoops.

Some photos of Roma, a cool skull I got at Michaels around Halloween, vodka and Red Bull. Also apple cider vinegar that I need to throw out because that stuff is n-a-s-t-y!

Some books for both learning and leisure. Amy Schumer's book was so good in my opinion... then again reading about comedians is pretty much my favorite thing. Also, how cute is that little cat hanging off the pot! I had to throw out the plant because it was super dead, I'm excited to get another though.

Photos of Europe hanging in the back, maps of Italy and the world, and some pretty lights and other simplistic wall hangings.

I love my Roma scarf - it looks perfect right there and, while I do have photos of Italy everywhere, it's a piece of the country in my room. Also, that side table is from Amazon and is probably the best $10 I've ever spent. So simple and so helpful! Along with those curtains. I think I got those at Ikea for $5? They really make the room.

Probably my favorite corner. I stacked some boxes and painted them black to make the mirror taller, but they also came in handy as a little table for my make up. It's a perfect little space. I'll be so sad to take down my tiny tree!

This room is definitely the coziest I've had so far. I think through research, I've discovered that curtains, rugs, and lamps make the room cozy. I've done all 3 of those this year and I can confirm it works! I get so sad when I have to leave this room. I think it's so 'me.'

Happy holidays! Hope you're enjoying this great time of year!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

TBT

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I found this photo on Julie & Kathryn's Flickr... throwback, huh?

What have you all been up to?
Happy Tuesday! I'm soooo sleepy today.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Macy's Parade

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Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! This year's Thanksgiving was probably my favorite so far. Also, how cool is this picture? I'm not sure of the original source, but I found it on Little Shopper Girl's Tumblr. If you know, please share!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Currently


Loving: Baths. This isn't really new, I just really love running a bath, using my Lush supplies, putting on a face mask, and catching up on shows. That's what's been keeping me happy lately.

Watching: I'm not really watching anything new, but mostly catching up on all the shows on right now. I don't have time to watch shows when they come on TV, so I usually set aside time on the weekend get watch them. Right now I'm loving I Love you, America with Sarah Silverman, which is actually on Hulu, Modern Family, Survivor, and This is Us (OMG who else watches? Each episode makes me both laugh and cry so hard.) I've also been watching a lot of comedy specials - those are my favorite.

Reading: The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer. I love her! Earlier this year I read Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari and I loved that too. Books by comedians are my forte.

Listening:
Coffee & Cigarettes by Vic Mensa
Die Trying by Michl
We Do Not Belong by Psychic Friend
Empty by Kevin Abstract
See You Again by Tyler, The Creator
Still Beating by Mac Demarco

Thinking about: A lot... I have days where I'm super happy and excited, and others where I get really down. I'm trying to think about my future and what my goals are rather than thinking about all that's happening right now in my life.

Looking forward to: Going back to school probably. After Thanksgiving I go back to Boston for about 4 weeks before coming back to PA. I really like my room and life at school and get kinda bummed when I'm home. I'm excited to get back there.

What are you currently up to?
I got this post idea from Dani over at Sometimes Sweet and the picture is from my Tumblr.

Happy Thanksgiving Eve :)

Sunday, November 05, 2017

Paris

I've been feeling so nostalgic towards Paris lately. I've been scrolling through all my photos and watching shows that have episodes in the beautiful city. Paris has always been the #1 place on my bucket list, so to think I got to go there still blows my mind. It feels like I dreamt it.
I thought I'd write out some quotes, not necessarily about Paris, but I like the quotes and the pictures are pretty... so might as well throw them together in this post, right?



"Negative emotions like loneliness, envy, and guilt have an important role to play in a happy life; they're big, flashing signs that something needs to change."
-Gretchen Rubin



"Being alone and actually sitting with our own thoughts can lead to such growth and realizations that are rare in our everyday busy lives."
-Kourtney Kardashian



"Is being single hard? It depends where your mind is. If you are focused, being single is an enjoyable experience, but if you hate being alone, you'll hate being single. I think it depends on the individual are where they are in life."
-Lauren London



Hope you're all doing well! I'm trying to get through these next few busy, stressful weeks before Thanksgiving and Winter break...