Thursday, October 16, 2014

Autumn is great, BUT...

Don't get me wrong. I looove the fall. The weather, the outfits, the food, the changing foliage... However, there is something that is inherently sad about fall to me. Each time I find myself truly loving the fall, I get a little bit sad. Because at least in Ohio, it is the most short lived season. The distinctively brisk air only lasts for a few weeks! The beautiful leaves will shortly turn brown and fall to the ground, leaving the trees naked and sad. And "sweater weather," is on the rapid path to "Antarctica chic." Regardless, I am doing my best to live in the moment and love what is going on around me. Below is a pic that I snapped on campus. It seemed to encompass that "autumn feeling" well - both the happiness and the tiny bit of sadness.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Red hot crush - flirting with fire!

This weekend, my sorority hosted a "date party" in downtown Columbus at Viva. The theme was "Red Hot Crush - Flirting with Fire" so all of the ladies and our dates had to incorporate red into our outfits! I wore a red dress that I bought at Von Maur towards the end of September for this event, but other women were creative with red lipstick, red accessories, and even some sassy red pumps. Unfortunately, I didn't get a picture that captures my dress very well, but it had cap sleeves and a flirty lace peekaboo under the bust. Since it drizzled on and off all day, I chose to wear my hair natural so that it could withstand the elements. I love both of these pictures (despite closed eyes in one and only showing a profile in the other) because I think they capture the genuine joy of the evening. 

Date parties are some of my favorite Greek events. It is kind of like you get to experience high school homecoming dances all over again! Getting dressed up with your sisters, dancing without a care, and spending time with someone special - what could be better? This date party was especially nice because it allowed Chris and I to celebrate our one year and four month anniversary. We don't generally celebrate "monthaversaries," but it was nice that this event fell on that day. 

Of course, the weekend has to come to an end and the week will roll in slowly with the chaos that it brings. Thank goodness weekends exist to remind us that life is about having fun with the people you love. 

Friday, October 3, 2014

The very beginning...

I really love reading lifestyle blogs. The pleasure I got from viewing these blogs got me to thinking... Why don't I take time in my own life to appreciate the beauty of day to day living? Beautiful brunch tables, shopping trips at the mall, a walk around the block, making a small breakfast, and even winding down for the day are all such beautiful activities.

This blog is intended to help me take advantage of the beautiful world around me by capturing those moments. While providing a way for me to reminisce on the little (and the big) things, I hope that others will also enjoy the content by this blog as well.

I intend to write about any notable activities, events, and moments in my life. Additionally, I am passionate about current events and social justice issues. This will give me a place to record my thoughts and share my perspective with others.

So if you wish, follow me on the journey through my twenties. It will be a time of change, a time of growth, and a time of discovery.

Lovingly yours,


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