Saturday, October 31, 2015


Last year I wasn't on campus because I was at a conference in CT, thankfully. And now this year I'm back on campus and am pretty worried about it. I don't know what to do! I'm trying really hard to get a train ticket somewhere for the day so I can leave but it's not working out so well. I really just want to have normal Halloween again - handing out candy, dressing up in funny costumes, carving pumpkins. It's just tough in college! Now it looks like I'll be dealing with a bunch of drunks and slutty costumes. Ah well, maybe next year.

I hope you all have a very spooky day! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays! 

Friday, October 30, 2015

Happy Friday

Instead of trying to make your life perfect, give yourself the freedom to make it an adventure, and go ever upward.
-Drew Houston

I wish to make this true! I'm trying so hard to get off campus this weekend, even if it's just to the mall. So far I'm coming up empty, but I'm still working! I really don't want to be here for Halloween. I'm busy for the next few weekends and then I go home. I can do this! I actually can't wait for Monday.. what?!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Has anyone seen this movie?! Fantastic. I'm not sure why I'm so late in the game to watch it. I definitely want to watch it again - it was just done perfectly.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Thanks, Dakota

I like to post a Dakota Wint video every now and then because he's so awesome. I always have is Stay Happy video linked in the bar above and here's a post I did about a year ago about him.
I just love his state of mind. I think everything he brings up is so valid and we all need to follow him. Here's a quote in another one of his videos: "Everyone hates their life and pretends like it's normal. You really are gonna die. Everything you care about is temporary." It sounds really depressing, but it's really not. It's just saying DO SOMETHING. Don't sit around making all things negative. If you aren't happy with your life, change it. We have that power.
I've been watching his videos today and I really needed it. I've been feeling so down and I'm not sure why. I've just felt like a mess and sad all the time. I have so much on my mind and I feel like this is a really low point in my life. Watching his videos helped me so much today and I really do feel better. I feel like I can power through these next 4 weeks and everything is going to work out for the better. I need to see the positives in every situation rather than the negatives. We're only on this Earth for a short time and need to make the MOST out of EVERYTHING.
I love you all. Take time today to think about this post and I really encourage you to watch his videos because they really are so amazing. 

Sunday, October 25, 2015


Have you heard Adele is releasing her new album on November 20th?! YAY FINALLY! I pre-ordered it. I'm so excited - her music is always top notch.

AND have you heard Hello? Amazing. Check it out:
Happy Sunday! I hope it's both relaxing and productive.

Saturday, October 24, 2015


Another wordy post...
Canyonlands National Park. IG: @milesandlove | by @milesandlove
(Before I start, how amazing is this picture by milesandlove?! The whole photostream is breathtaking, really) 
I just don't get something. Why do I go to a school where the only things to do on a weekend are partying or laying in bed staring at the wall?! Why isn't there a happy medium?! I hate drinking and partying and don't understand why there isn't a single person on this campus that wants to spend a Friday night just watching a movie or playing Cards Against Humanity. Or literally anything else!
This morning I got up, got breakfast, wrote a paper, started my laundry, and rented some movies from the library ALL before my roommate even woke up. I'm all for sleeping in, but how is that fun? Now it's 2 pm and she's still laying in bed. I'm just tired of being around drunk slobs all the time.
I feel like that was a bit of a pointless rant, but bottom line is, I'm so excited to transfer. I say that in every single post I write, but this seals the deal.
I feel like such a mess right now. There's so much going on in my head and I just feel like this school is the last place I want to be right now. Come on December!
Sorry for such a negative post, but I feel like my blog and journal are the only places I can say 100% what's on my mind!

Friday, October 23, 2015

New... adventures?

Today I found out that we sold our house.
(Picture by me, taken Winter 2013, with a Nikon D3100)
A house that we've lived in for 11 years, I made all of my best friends in, saw it being built, had pets as well as lost pets, and a house that I will never forget. A house that's been on the market for 10 months that we were going to take off at the end of October.. SO close. I have so many emotions going through my head right now I don't really know what to think.
I didn't know that Christmas 2014 was the last Christmas I'll ever be spending in that house. Now, come Christmas 2015, we still don't know where we'll be. I have a feeling that Massachusetts has become my new home now. I'm unsure of what's going to happen from here, but I do know that I feel helpless, as I'm 7 hours away from all of it.
Please send me positive mojo because with midterms, applying to transfer schools, and now this, I feel like I'm going to lose my head! Everything happens for a reason, right?

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Social Media II

I've had my say about this before - I have such a love/hate relationship with social media and smartphones in general. While I'm at school I notice myself on my phone even more. I can't really go anywhere to get off campus so when I come back to my room or go sit in the union, I'm usually on my phone. I need to chill! I'm annoyed at myself for being like that. I would like to live in the now more.

Portrait Of A Quiet Girl 8/14 | by Chrissie White

I'm also a hypocrite because I'm constantly telling people how much I hate social media, but I'm on my phone all day long. We only live this life once and while I'm a firm believer in doing what makes you happy, I also think we need to step away from our phones and enjoy this life we have. There's so much out there - read books, travel, study, shop, get away from the tiny device in our hands!

Does anyone else feel the same? I want to challenge myself to not use my phone for an entire day but I just don't think I could do it. Maybe I can deactivate my social media accounts again like I did in June...

Anyway, think more about this and stop living your life through a screen! (Unless you are totally happy, then keep on keeping on!)


Tuesday, October 20, 2015

High Fashion

I love these shots of Kendall Jenner's February 2015 Vogue shoot. She's so poise! And I think she looks stunning with bangs.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

New Jams

Here are some songs I've been loving lately. There's quite the variety! What have you been listening to?

Downtown by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

Freedom by Pharrell Williams

Hotline Bling by Drake

Same Old Love by Selena Gomez

Also, before bed I've been listening to my Cole Porter Pandora radio! Expand your horizons, people. It's great music! Example:

Sous Le Ciel De Paris by Toots Thielemans

Have a happy Sunday!

P.s. I've just been around a lot of negative situations lately and I want to say, be happy. Make the most of everyday, because life is short. Don't take too much time to focus on the bad and make it about the good. There's not enough time to wallow on what could have been.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Coffee + Read

two of my favorite things | by *autumnlove
I found this picture by *autumnlove on Flickr, and I felt the need to share because I feel like this is pretty much what my life looks like right now. Well, at night when I'm not doing homework or watching Netflix.. :) Except right now I'm reading The Notebook. Fun Fact: I've never seen The Notebook! And that's why I'm reading it right now. I want to read it first and then watch the movie ASAP. I'm getting through it really fast thanks to my many flights and boring night-ins. I'm almost done - no spoilers!
What is your life looking like right now?

Friday, October 16, 2015

Happy (belated) I Love Lucy Day!

Yesterday, I forgot to post about the day of all days! The amazing show I Love Lucy aired for the first time yesterday 64 years ago. I've been watching this show since I was a little, tiny kid. I watch it with my nana, my mom, and it comforts me while I'm away at school. This show will never get old to me and they need to have another marathon on Hallmark Channel or TV Land! I hope you all love this show, as well as the hilarious and beautiful Lucille Ball, as much as me.


Thursday, October 15, 2015

"The trouble with life is that there are so many beautiful women and so little time."
-John Barrymore
Untitled | by alex [in wonderland]
Untitled | by alex [in wonderland]
"Women are women and hurray for that."
-John Galliano
Untitled | by alex [in wonderland]
Untitled | by alex [in wonderland]
"I think today women are very scared to celebrate themselves, because then they just get labeled."
-Charlize Theron

Shout out to all the women of the world! You're beautiful!
So in love with these pictures by alex [in wonderland], on Flickr.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Ready to go

Happy Tuesday! I feel really refreshed after the long weekend. I skipped class on Friday and flew home to spend 4 days with my family. It was awesome because I got to see my best friends, my dog, my family, my car... ahh it was much need. Did you all have a great weekend?

I'm ready to go home again already but I know that I basically have about 6 weeks left at this school before finals start and until I go home for Thanksgiving. These next 6 weeks will be a little tough but I'm ready to make them mine. I don't just want to sit around and wait to go home again - I need to finish out the year strong in hopes that next semester I go school in Boston. I feel good about it! I just need to plan things on the weekends, get my work done, and surround myself with positive people.

I have a cold right now so I can't do much, but I hope you're doing well! Here's to the next 6 weeks - cheers!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

The simplicity in Cary Fagan's photos is just so nice...

Thursday, October 08, 2015


I feel like recently I haven't been too positive. A lot of people say I have a nice presence, but lately my friends have been telling me that I've been talking too negatively. Which is a bummer because I love positivity! I thought I'd put together a post with some positive quotes with some pretty pictures (taken by Eleonore Bridge - so talented! Check her out.) to brighten your day.

Keep your head up and remember that everything will be ok! (That wasn't a quote.. just came straight from my head. What a genius, I am.)

"Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results."
-Willie Nelson
Chateau de L'Epinay | by Eleonore Bridge
"You're going to go through rough times - that's life. But I say, 'Nothing happens to you, it happens for you.' See the positive in negative events."
-Joel Osteen
Tofino BC | by Eleonore Bridge
"In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision."
-Dalai Lama (I was going to hear the Dalai Lama speak this month but the tour was cancelled because of the sickness. Sad!)
Tofino Reporter | by Eleonore Bridge
"I believe in karma, and I believe if you put out the positive vibes to everybody, that's all you're going to get back."
Vancouver - Kitsilano | by Eleonore Bridge
"A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success."
-Joyce Brothers
Dinard | by Eleonore Bridge

So, have a super awesome day! Smile :)

P.S. Give someone a compliment today!

Wednesday, October 07, 2015


This post is kind of cheesy, but I really wanted to talk about how grateful I am! I'm so glad that I have such a close-knit group of friends. I'm realizing that it really takes a lot to be "best friends" with someone and I'm so glad I have that in my life. I'm happy that I can go to school in Massachusetts and my best friend can go to school in Pennsylvania, and when we see each other it's like we were never apart.
Along with that, I'm really happy I have friends everywhere. I have friends all over the US (even blogger friends :) and even friends in other countries. It's so cool! I'm realizing how cool it is because my roommate only really has friends here at school. I'm so lucky to know so many people! Once I transfer to a bigger city, I hope to meet even more.
Aren't you grateful for that? It's not something we think about everyday, but I think it's important to know how many people are out there. Get to know others and remember that you're never alone! 

Monday, October 05, 2015


/ / | by {BlackBird}
F a d e A w a y | by {BlackBird}
City of Shadows | by {BlackBird}
Untitled | by {BlackBird}
I'm swooning over these pictures taken by [BlackBird], on Flickr! Her whole photostream is swoon-worthy, but I really love these particular ones. They're so soft and calm!
Hope your weekend was perfect! 4 days until I go home - CAN'T WAIT!

Sunday, October 04, 2015


BRONICA FUJI ACROS 010314 003 | by jacobbland1978
Pretty photo by Jacob  Cook
What are you all doing on this lazy, Fall Sunday? I love Sundays - I miss being home for them. On a typical Autumn Sunday back home in PA I would be out antiquing, drinking caramel apple spices, and coming home to watch a football game.
Take today to wind down and do something that makes you happy! 5 days until I go home! :)

Friday, October 02, 2015

Flowers, polaroids, coffee

"She turned to the sunlight     And shook her yellow head, And whispered to her neighbor:     "Winter is dead." — A.A. Milne | by Kristybee
Ranunculus and Polaroids | by Kristybee
:) | by Kristybee
Tweet ♥ | by Kristybee
A Table That Tilts.... | by Kristybee
I love this really pretty photos taken by Kristybee!
TGIF! Have a good one :)
P.S. I think polaroids are coming back... aren't they?! Pretty cool!

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Link Love

My favorite time of the year is finally here!

39 reasons why Scott will be missed on KUWTK - I love Scott!

Movie adaptions that were better than the book - I have to say that I tend to like most movies better than the book, sorry!

Has anyone else watched Prison Break? I'm obsessed! Dominic Purcell is an amazing actor, as is the rest of the cast.

The best feeling.

I'm swooning over this bag from Primark. I need it!

Cambridge, MA - a city that has recently been added to my "favorite places" list. It's so cute! Take a trip there if you've never been.

100 years of wedding dress fashion in 3 minutes.

It's October!