Saturday, November 15, 2014


Te Amo | via Tumblr
(From We Heart It)
Loving: SO many Etsy shops! I kind of talked about this a little bit already, but since I can't get off campus, I've been shopping online a lot and I've found some awesome Christmas gifts on Etsy lately! Here are just a few I've been loving: SuHua Silver, Printer Studio, Treat Dreams, and Under10USD
Reading: Looking for Alaska! I might be a little behind on the times, but it's a great book! I brought it with me when I was on the train and now I'm just reading bits and pieces whenever I get a chance.
Watching: Literally EVERYTHING. I have a lot of time on my hands and watching shows online seems to be the best way to procrastinate as well. I could list all the shows I've been watching, but I feel like it could get a bit embarrassing since I've watched so many haha! The biggest one is probably Gilmore Girls, though, because they added it on Netflix in October -- so awesome!

Anticipating: Obviously Thanksgiving break! I can't wait to go home for a while and chill and bake Christmas cookies and see my family and all that jazz. Oddly enough, I'm anticipating Christmas break more though! Mostly because it's a longer break and I also got people REALLY awesome gifts this year and I'm so excited to give them out!

Listening to: 1989! SO great! I also went to a conference not too long ago and saw a bunch of different artists sing, which was super fun. If you can, you should check out Caroline Cotter! Her voice and music is pure gold.
Working on: STUDYING. I don't know if that really fits into this category, but it's true! I've never studied so much in my  life and I'm so sick of it. But it's obviously something I need to do, so here I am! I'm getting into a rhythm and everything, but like I said, procrastination takes over (as it does for most people). For example, I'm currently in the library trying to study psych, but the blog needed an update! ;)
Wishing: To go home! I wanted to think of something more clever to put here, but honestly that's all
I'm thinking about right now. I can't wait.

What are you currently up to? Link back to me!

P.S. Anyone have any tips on flying? I'm flying home next week and it's basically the first time I've flown and I'm doing it all by myself. Tips on carry on vs checking baggage? What to wear? I'll take anything!

Friday, November 07, 2014

Travel: phone photos

These pictures are from about a month ago that I had in my drafts and must have forgotten to share! I went home to surprise my mom back in the middle of October and it was so awesome. It went really fast, but it was so awesome getting to see my family and my dog. Not to mention the comfy bed and private bathrooms ;)
Normally I would fly, but since it was last minute I took a train. It was about 9 hours of travel with layovers and everything.

It's pretty cool because I'm pretty much a pro with trains now because it took so many to get there and back!

On the Friday that I went home, I had a 1.5 hour layover in Manhattan. That was SO awesome. You all know how much I love New York, so getting to walk around all alone and just kind of take everything in was beyond great.

Yeah, that was it! The next time I'll be going home will be in a few weeks at the end of November for Thanksgiving -- yay! For that I will be flying though, so phew. It's definitely going quickly. I'm happy with all the opportunities I'm taking advantage of and there really isn't anything I would change about the year so far. In a couple of weeks I'm going to Boston and then a week after that I'm going back to New York again. I'm so happy with all of these experiences and so glad I'm not just sitting in my room during such an exciting time in my life.
Have an awesome day! :)

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Welcome, November!

It's a little late, but I needed a post to welcome the second to last month of the year! I'm especially excited for Christmas this year, I'm not really sure why. Probably because I can't wait to go home, but also because I've been searching for really awesome gifts to get people. I've been shopping online a lot because it's hard to get off campus, but it's great looking online because there's so much more to see. I can't find anything for my mom, though! If you have any links to gift guides, I would love to see them -- send them my way!

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Busy weekends

Hello all! I've been so busy lately and it's so awesome! Go me! Last week I was in New York, so I thought I'd just share a few pictures:
{The Met, enjoy today, in the cutest coffee shop called Mariebelle on Broome St, the streets of SoHo}
It was so awesome -- and then this past weekend I was in Connecticut for 4 days and it was such an great experience. I hope you're all doing well! :)
Pictures from my Instagram: katiescherpf