Friday, January 29, 2010

Growing Up...

With my birthday fast approaching I've come to the realization that it's time to start adding more classic/preppy items into my wardrobe. No, I'm not going to pitch my leggings, motorcycle inspired jacket, and distressed jean. I'm just not going to actively buy anything else like that. I don't want to be one of those 30 year olds who everyone laughs at cause she's still holding on to the "good ol'days" by dressing like a trendy 20 year old.

So, starting tonight (I'm on Lilly and Vinyard Vines as I blog -lol-) I'm added cute and key pieces that every lady should have in her wardrobe no matter her age. You know things that look good if you 5 or 95. Things that were popular in the 50's-forever.

I've also decided to blog about my purchases and help any other princess out there getting ready to make this transition (from college to the "real world"). I want to make sure that you all know I'm not like 180ing my whole wardrobe, no the 'fun' and trendy pieces will always be apart of my wardrobe just not as big of a part as they have been.

If you want some great inspiration to start with your own forever wardrobe check out this article its awesome! 50 Things Every Brit Girl Should Own

This is what I've purchased so far.
Vineyard Vines

Lilly Pulitzer

♥ B

Ladies, Buy This Book Now...

Trapped in the Magic Mirror

It is sooo amazing!!! You seriously won't regret it! I just started and I can't put it down.

♥ B

Thursday, January 28, 2010

That's It...

"Oh, and, personally, I find something very warm,intriguing and deeply romantic, in the true sense of that word, in the idea of wearing a piece of jewelry someone over 100 years ago, and many in between, wore.

I would love to think of those people and their lives; their hopes and dreams, their trials and tribulations, their secrets, all embedded in that ring. Oh, the history that ring could tell if only it could talk....."

That quote was said by veniceparrish on a Steampunk forum .

It sums up perfectly why I loooooooooooooove vintage jewelry especially in the from of E-Rings. When I read that I literally said "YES!!! that's it that's exactly it!"

Thoughts ladies??

♥ B

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Tonight the BF surprised me with roses. I know I normally hate surprises but really I only hate the non-random kind, you know the ones where someone says "Oh, I can't wait for your birthday its going to be awesome!!!" Those I hate cause they make me feel out of the loop and I can think of nothing else but way to figure out what's going on!!! But random surprises are always nice.

Here's hoping all of you get some fun random surprises this week. And if you don't have a DH or BF to buy you them (or even if you do) then buy yourself a little random surprise!!!

♥ B

Monday, January 25, 2010

"For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and a sound mind." 2 Timothy 1:7 (ESV)

So, recently I've been getting back on track with God and growing closer to him and stronger in him.

This path hasn't been so easy. The main thing God is leading me to charge is one of my fav past times...gossip! Ladies this is a BIG one for me! How I'm working on it is everything time I think something negetive about another person I pause and force myself to say one positive thing about that person. Sometimes thats WAAAAY easier said then done. But I'm doing it.

As, part of my spiritual growth I decided that I would dedicate part of my drive to spending time with him. For me this means that any time I'm driving to a place (school, home, the mall, no matter how far or close it is) I listen to either one of my Reliant K CDs or I put on my local Christian station. Since I'm all about balance on the way back I listen to whatever I feel like it. I've been doing this for a little over a month now and I have to say it has really made a difference. I'm not going to lie there have been days where I def didn't want to do it but in the end I always glad I gave God some of my day.

Today was a perfect example of this, I heard this song and I felt God saying "listen these are the words I want to say to you." After that I left really strongly that he wanted me to share it with my readers too. I really encorage all of you to take part of you day and give it up to God. If you don't believe in him then give up part of your day to meditate and just be still.

God really does have some awesome things planned for all of us. And I for one want to make sure I stay on his path so I get the best! I want more then 2nd best which is where only listening to our plans gets us.

I'm trying to live everyday being the happy, fun, kind, and godly woman God wants me to be. To me Kristin Chenoweth embodies all those things so whenever I'm feeling a little lost I just think how would Kristin respond. Now, I'm not saying God wants us all to be the same but personally, those characteristics are what feels right for me.

Sooo pretty and such an amazing woman!

I pray that all of you figure out and become the great woman God wants you to be!
♥ B

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Week 1 of Grad School Down...

LOVE her!

♥ B

Monday, January 11, 2010

How Embrassing...

I got inspired by this video and thought it'd be fun if all of us write down our most embarrassing moment from High School (God knows we all have them -lol-). I think it's a good reminder that even when we think the world is going to end, that it in fact doesn't; life goes on. We live, learn and after it's all over we can look back and have a good laugh about it all!

First day of high school, I'm looking uber cute. I have on heels, a skirt, and a cute top. I was looking good! I mean had to impress those hott older boys (hehe). I had a tennis match after school that day so not only did I have to carry my purse which was overflowing with my pretty, new school supplies but also I had to carry my big ol' tennis bag. Well, as I was strutting through the doors for the very first time my clumsiness struck! That's right those cute heels got stuck on the strap of my big ol' tennis bag and down I tumbled! I fell flat on my face and all of this happened right in front of a groups of Senior girls... Hey! what can I say I know how to make an entrance!

I now hate tennis and am pretty sure that was the last day I ever play -lol- But I didn't sit there and cry, or run the opposite way and hide. No, I just got up, held my head high, and continued to strut into school = ) Once, I was safely at lunch though I did a lot of freaking out to my friends -lol-

Ladies now it's your turn!!! Either comment your embarrassing story or blog about it! If you choose to blog about it make sure you leave a comment and link back to me so I know and can read it =)

Oh, and Emma you're sooo participating!!! If you don't write you're own story I'll write one for you =p

♥ B

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Dear G1 aka Tril...

I'm sorry I forsook (is that a word -lol-) you for Shaniqua (my Sidekick). I miss your cute little Andoirdy ways. I miss Shazzam. I miss your free apps. I miss your superiorityness. Please forgive me, for my momentary laps in judgment. Tril, come back into my life!!!

If anyone has a G1 and would like a brand new Orchid Sidekick LX 2009 let me know I'll gladly switch =)

♥ B

Song of the Princesses

I love Andrew McMahon. It's so sad he's sick now :-(
This song reminds me of freshmen year at AU. Meeting Matthew on the benches, in the moonlight, as he played this song. Aw! Def. a memorable, "Dashboard" moment.
♥ E

Monday, January 4, 2010

Being grown-up isn't half as fun as growing up

...Never were truer words spoken. Being "grown-up" is lame. I go to work, clean the house, make dinner, do the dishes, watch TV, shower, and sleep. My life story matches that of a 70 year-old-woman. How exciting. I'm 24 years old, and I have no excitement in my life.
B's "Ode to me" made me realize just how mundane my life has become. (and for future references I'm not sure I should be referred to as "P".) Though humorous, it lacks a certain sense of character and charisma that i (still) demonstrate although my life would suggest otherwise. So, henceforth, I have decided to be called "Emma" or "E". Yes, for those who recognize the name, it is from a Jane Austen novel. I have chosen this name because it demonstrates the point of life I feel I am in. A beautiful, well-off daughter whose parent spoil her (I am lucky enough to have both of my parents though), who is utterly convinced she doesn't need a companion because she has her friends and family, but love finds her anyway...and she discovers it isn't half bad.
Ahh Love the Jane Austen. I feel this new identity will serve me well because sadly the days of Paris are well behind me. While they were fun, and they shall be remembered fondly, (and perhaps occasionally re-lived), they are a mere glimpse of part of my "growing up" days.
I know that I am not totally "grown up" yet. I cannot say I have secured myself financially yet. But I'm close. With my parents only paying my car and life insurance... no longer sending me any money, but helping out in tough spots (like when the Blue Lighting gets busted up lol) I'd say I'm 80% there. And to me, that is quite good. I think it's a good accomplishment for a 24 year-old who went to college. Now, if I'd had all this time to work full-time, or went to a trade school, I'd be "financially secure" right now. But, in the long run, I probably wouldn't have as nice as a life. Nice meaning comfortable, buy basically what I want life. I'd make enough to get by, but I wouldn't have a good income or an amazing retirement fund.
Along with being grown-up, comes the responsibility of acting grown-up. I had to demonstrate sheer patience this Christmas Season. Actually, it was on the 27th. I went to my boyfriend's parents house to exchange gifts...and I got a scarf and two pot holders. For real. Tossed into a bag like I am some second-class citizen. Now, I know that it is the gift that counts. But honestly, way to make me feel like I'm not wanted. Then, my boyfriend opens 4 or 5 gifts and an envelope with a $1,000 check inside. Yeah, that's right. Those 3 zeros are correct. It was absolute bullshit. Especially considering my parents bought my boyfriend over $100 worth of stuff. It really hurt my feelings. I mean they (bf's parents) hardly ever bother with us. My parents live 2 hours away and they have been at our apartment as much as my bf's parents have. Yet...they go to his sister's house every day to walk her dog, or take her out to eat, and they make sure her house is in tip-top shape. They (to my knowledge) have never asked us once if we needed anything or could use anything, but they decorate her whole house! Everything in there but a couch and TV belonged to her parents practically. They didn't give us one lousy spoon. It makes me so mad. But, then when something is wrong, the first person they call is my bf. His sister wants him to fix her furnace. I would say "fuck you" right to her face. Why doesn't she get her dad to do it? Ugh. Users. I don't understand why my bf would even want to be around them. They don't treat him like their child at all. He is a friend that helps them out. I've never seen them do anything for him they weren't asked to help with. I don't understand their relationship at all. I don't even feel like a part of their family. And I don't know how I would because their son isn't even a real part of it. It's just stupid. I don't know what their problem is. Maybe they don't like it because they think I play too big of a part in my bf's life. But, isn't that part of growing up? Newsflash: Your children move on. They move away, and they create a family of their own. Get over it. That doesn't mean you treat the child and his/her significant other like crap.
I don't what to do. I promised myself I would never marry into a family that I didn't like my in-laws. I just want us to be a big extended family. I want us all to get along. I do my part. I send cards on holidays (and don't get one back), buy gifts (and get shitty ones back), act nice (to be basically ignored), treat my bf good: cook for him, help clean (only to be down-graded because I don't have a full-time job. EXCUSE ME FOR GOING TO COLLEGE).
It's just stupid. These people have no right to judge me. I would never dream of letting my parents say anything or do anything close to that to my boyfriend. I would tell them to their faces to shut up. The same courtesy isn't extended to me. Even when his sister mouths off no one says anything because it would "create a rift" and then "no one would like me (me meaning myself not my bf)"....basically what my bf told me why he couldn't tell his sister back for me. So, some little snot-nosed brat (I'll disregard what I really want to say) gets to say whatever she likes because everyone will hate me if i make my bf say something to her. What a screwed up concept. That girl needs slapped across the face like 20,000 times. Ugh. short, I need help. I need advice. I need MY BESTEST!!! S.O.S

♥ E

My Ode to P...

My Ode To P (re-post from old blog)

Without P there would have been no one to play Barbies with during recess

Without P there would be no one to go on "missions" with

Without P there would be no trips to Ashland every other weekend

Without P I would have no one to keep me from being TO inappropriate

Without P I wouldn't have anyone to teach my evil ways to

Without P there would be no "Delivery Boy"

Without P there wouldn't be anymore fun times at the TKE house

Without P there wouldn't be anyone to get the blame for my bad behavior

Without P there wouldn't be anyone to laugh at stupid and random things with

Without P there wouldn't be anyone to dance with

Without P there would be no reminder why I don't have/want a boyfriend -hehe-

Without P there would be no one to go get piercings with

Without P there would be no "I don't have my boyfriend with me !!!" hahaha

Without P there would be no mini vacas to canton or alliance

Without P there would be no road trips to west virginia

Without P there would be no one to make fun of people with

Without P there would no more inside jokes about Captain Cupid and Miniature Pony


Without P life would just be BORING !!!!

I ♥ you Beeyatch

♥ B