Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Back to School!


Today is my first day at Wayne State University! Despite the fact that I'm going in as a junior I attended new student convocation yesterday. It was mostly geared at freshmen but I don't care. I've never had this kind of college experience. When I graduated high school I went out of state to culinary school. It was a great experience and I don't regret it, but it wasn't like this. There wasn't speeches and fan fair and student associations. I got a little taste of that today though!
I'm really excited to be heading back to school right in the heart of downtown Detroit. Over the past few months I've heard a lot of mixed things about the school, but the fact is there isn't a school I've looked at where people don't have bad things to say. School is a stressful time and people tend to focus on the bad. It's something I'm guilty of especially, this year I'm going to try and not get so angry and to learn to handle things more calmly. Focus on the positive! Like that building above, I get to take classes inside of it. I'm so lucky to even have an opportunity to go to the school of my choice! I can't wait. 

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

New Hair / New Chapter



Sometimes when bad things that will change my everyday life happen, I throw myself into making a bunch of positive changes too. It's like I can cancel out that bad thing by making good things happen on top if it. I recently suffered a pretty significant loss. It's left me searching around for something to do to fill the void. First I engaged in emotional eating (like you do) and then threw myself into crazy cleaning. Now that I'm starting to settle into a new routine, I feel like I need more positive changes. Especially since tomorrow I start at my new school and on Thursday I turn 30 (eep!).



First change was to get a new hair color. I wasn't really thinking I'd go this dark when I went in. But now that I've done it, I kind of really dig it. Once upon a time I had black hair that I loved. Allergies wont let me go that dark anymore, but this is cool. Up close it actually kind of looks like the color of grape Kool-aid. It's really nice to have kind of a fresh slate hair wise. I was getting kind of stuck in a rut. It also helps me feel more inspired for revitalizing my wardrobe this fall! I want to bring back fatshion friday and share more of the amazing fashion I see around campus. Can't wait!

I'm glad to be adding blogging back into my routine as well. Sometimes it's hard to know what to say after you lose something, but I'm starting to find my voice again. Thanks for sticking with me babes.

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Weekly Round Up!


Look at this amazing whale bone! Can you even imagine how big that whale was?

THIS KID!


Birds Rights Activist is my favorite twitter

via Katie So

Danrad is the best human ever. Case closed!

WHAT DID I SAY?

via annavonsyfert
SELFIE SUNDAY

GOT A NEW HAIR COLOR! (more tomorrow)
  • School starts in three days. I'm freaking out a little.
  • I turn 30 in four days, freaking out marginally less about that if we're honest.
  • Nothing new but I've been watching a lot of beauty/crafting videos. Some of my favs are Bridget Bardot Face / Hair Donut How-To for Long Hair / Let's Cut Up Some Stuff with Ashli
  • I'm dying over this free pattern to make your own BABY GROOT.
  • Maybe I should make vlogs? What do you think. Might be fun!
  • Last weekend was one of the worst/emotionally draining of my life. I'm ready for something new.

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

August so far



Hello beautiful babes. I'm sorry about the radio silence. So many things have happened over the past couple weeks. Most of them have been wonderful! There were a couple beach trips, a zoo trip and so much food. Some of them were less than great ... my area experienced horrible flooding this week and our basement was not spared. Through all of this I kept thinking 'I should make a blog post about this' and then I didn't. Mainly because I haven't liked almost any picture of me taken since July. How silly is that? I love taking pictures of myself.


This month I've been lucky to visit not one, but TWO of the great lakes. We had been planning to go to Eerie as well, but with the algae problem we may have to skip it. I love the lakes so much. Swimming in huron (where the above picture was taken) was so so cold. I know that all the lakes are cold pretty much all year, but I was just no prepared! The beach we visited was very small, but clean and well kept. We laid out on a blanket under an umbrella and just enjoyed the day. 



The second beach involved a three hour car ride, but was so worth it. If you've never been to lake Michigan I sincerely and whole heartedly encourage you to go. We stayed in St.Joseph which is on the Indiana border. The beach above is Silver Beach. The whole town has the beach resort town feel to it, that was so fun for a little trip. We stayed two days, first going outlet mall shopping (SO MUCH CLOTHING) then spending the second day exploring around town and hitting up the beach. 



I feel so fortunate and grateful to have had so many amazing opportunities this summer. I don't know what I did to get so lucky! I've been able to travel all over, meet so many amazing and interesting people, and see so much of the midwest! I can't believe that it's almost over! I don't have any more big trips planned this year (though, I do have a crazy thought of driving to renegade in Chicago and back home in a day, WE'LL SEE!). 



One other little highlight! The Sims 4 Create A Sim demo was wide released this week. If you know me, then you know I'm BANANAS for the sims! I've been so on the fence about this game, even though I plan to get it (I might review it?). The demo has gone a long way to put some of my fears to rest. I am completely in love and enamored with the art style. I can't wait to have the full game to explore!

 

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Fatshion Friday: The Detroit Fatshion Exchange



It finally happened! After years of chatting and months of planning the Detroit Fatshion Exchange happened last Saturday. THere were a few bumps but over all I think it was a resounding success! So many amazing ladies and gents came out and we had a ton of clothes to swap! Thanks to Ethan Cronkite from the trumbulplex we even had a DJ!

We learned so much, sometimes the only way you can figure out what's going to work and what isn't is just by doing it. Next year I think it will be bigger and better than ever! We've started spreading the word and people are excited. I can not wait to do it again.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Wish I Wore: Girls Night

Girls Night



I think there might be nothing I enjoy more then spending a night with the girls. For us that usually means dinner (buffett?) and shopping! I need an outfit that is going to be super comfortable when I inevitably eat too much delicious food. I actually already own those jeans and love them, I wear em to work all the time. The tunic is one of a series that modcloth has, they all look so airy and comfy, I'm dying to get one!

What do you guys do for your night out with friends? Is it dinner or shopping or do you hit the club?


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Monday, July 21, 2014

Ladies Night! The Green Brain Girl Party

This weekend was full to bursting with fun things! Saturday night was the now annual Green Brain Comics girl party! This wonderful event is made to help encourage women to get to the store and check out new books. There was a selection of lady fronted comics to check out, as well as a raffle, snacks and button making! I love this event, I wish it could be monthly!



If you live in the Metro Detroit area and you're a lady then Green Brain is a store you need to check out. There are so many times I've been in there and girls out number men. The staff is so incredibly nice and helpful and if you don't know where the start with comics they have some great insights. When I started going in there two years ago I only knew that I wanted to read Hawkeye. Now my pull box is always full of something, and none of it is Hawkeye. Comics have been such a wonderful part of my life now, and I owe a lot of that to these people. Thank you Green Brain! See you Wednesday!

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