Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Home for the Holidays

Dress and Cardigan - Modcloth // Tights and Watch- Walmart // Shoes - DSW // Belt - Body Central // Ring - Forever21

So, I had a weird finals week, but it's all over now and I am enjoying my break! I'm only waiting for one grade, but so far I've got all As!

I was playing around with lighting a bit and hopefully these look better than the last ones. Like the cat butt in the last photo? Haha, I'm not surprised she's in the photo, but I am surprised she's not blurry 'cause she was running all over the place like a maniac while I was trying to take these pictures! Also, I have no idea what I'm doing with my left hand in the first two photos. Whatever.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Finals Week

Dress - Doe and Rae (Modcloth) // Shoes - Resricted // Belt - Nine & Co. // Tights - Walmart // Cardigan - Thrifted

So, it's finals week. I'm exhausted. I've pulled a ton of all-nighters. But I'm almost done... Also, I'm definitely posting my illustration projects after this crazy week is over!

I decided that even though I don't really have the chance to get outside and get super nice pictures, I still like to have pictures of what I've worn. So, I set up my tripod and took a few pictures by my tiny tree! And the ISO's super high 'cause I didn't want to use flash.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Thanksgiving 2014

Dress and Belt - Modcloth // Tights - Walmart // Cardigan - Thrifted // Boots (not shown) - Delias

So, I completely forgot that Thanksgiving was yesterday and I had another completely unrelated post written. Haha. But at least I have a back up post written now!

Oh, first off, I passed the review that I'd been writing about! Right, back to Thanksgiving. Although I am definitely thankful for passing that review.

So this year Thanksgiving was at my aunt's house and I didn't know what to expect 'cause it's usually at my parents' house. But, I think the day went really well and the food was delicious! We played charades, watched Life with Father, and had some really amazing desserts. My sister made theses amazing buttery/chocolatey cupcakes. (I may get up and go get one...)

I hope your Thanksgiving went well! I'll leave you with this hilarious picture of my brother. I don't know how I got this picture, I was just snapping pictures and this happened. He just looks so serious! Like he just closed a business deal or something.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

So, I straightened my hair...

Skirt - Modcloth // Shirt - Thrifted // Shoes - Restricted // Belt - Body Central

Guess what I finished this morning? I dropped off my portfolio and it's being reviewed... so, hopefully, the rest of the semester should be a lot less crazy! I had to drop my portfolio off really early, so I've been up since 6. It's horrible. Why do people get up that early? Granted, I've done a ton of stuff. But now that it's all done, I'm ready to go back to sleep! (And it's not even 11am yet). Anywho, I'm just so excited that's done. I won't know if I passed until next week, but at least I don't have any more work to do!

In case you didn't guess, these pictures are from the summer. August, actually. (Doesn't that sounds like it could be a movie title? Or maybe I'm just really sleep deprived right now...) Anyways, I posted these for two reasons. First, it's snowing outside (nooooo!!!!!!) and I want to remember the lovely warm weather. Second, since I'm super behind in posting, I still have a lot of pictures from the summer left to post :) Well, enjoy the snow. Ha! Just kidding. Snow is horrible. ....Enjoy your weekend regardless of how snow-filled it might unfortunately be.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014


My sister stayed with me for a couple weeks and we worked on these costumes in our spare time! Laura worked on this Astrid costume and I made my Winter Soldier arm! What did you guys dress up as for Halloween?

Friday, October 24, 2014

10 points to Slytherin

Just a quick update. I've been working on getting all my work ready for a review at school. If I don't pass it's... well, not good. Anyways, my sister came to stay with me last week for a few days and we decided to carve pumpkins! We watched the first few Harry Potter movies and decided to do our house crests for our pumpkin designs (mine being Slytherin and Laura's Gryffindor). Anyways, just thought I'd post these 'cause we had fun doing them.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Fall Festivities

It's no secret I hate coming up with post titles. Don't ya love this one? So original... Anyways, It's great not having classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and not just 'cause I don't have to be on campus. Since the summer was so busy, my family occasionally plans fun things to do on Thursday afternoons! So a few weeks ago I met my family at the Cleveland Zoo and spent a few hours there before ending the day's festivities at Patterson Fruit Farm.

Guys, if you live anywhere near Patterson... GO. It's amazing. I'm not sorry at all to say that I bought two dozen donuts. Just for me. To freeze, of course, and eat throughout the fall. It's worth it though. They actually have a maple-bacon donut. And yes, it's as amazing as it sounds.

As much as I miss summer weather, I'm really enjoying fall! What fun things have you done this fall?

Monday, September 29, 2014

Wasted Time

Dress - Modcloth // Shoes & Belt - Body Central // Watch - Flea Market

I mentioned a few posts ago that my router broke so I was without internet the first few weeks of school. The first few days this was horrible. What was I going to do without internet? The answer: a lot. 

Generally, I keep track of what I do with my time. And, while I never wasted that much time on the internet, of course I occasionally wasted some time. Not having internet was definitely inconvenient for getting school done and getting in contact with people (or you know, when I needed to Google Disney song lyrics). But, I found that I had plenty to do even without internet. I started reading more, got a several projects done that I had been putting off, and my house has never been cleaner! All things I had been trying to find the time to do, and it turns out I already had the time!

It's awesome having internet again, but part of me wishes I had never fixed the router. (Just kidding. I, unfortunately, do need the internet.) Now I'm even more intentional about what I do with my time--especially when it comes to the internet. The one question I ask myself before clicking on a link or searching for something: Do I really care? If the answer is no, and it is more often than you'd think, I go and find something else to do. It's awesome! I've organized my craft-room/office, I'm almost done cleaning the basement, and I've read 4 or 5 books since the beginning of the semester. Yeah, life is kind of amazing without the burden/awesomeness that is the internet.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Dreaming of Florida

Shirt - Old Navy // Skirt - GAP (Thrifted) // Necklace - Forever21 // Shoes - Hot Cakes

I like to keep little icons on my laptop of what the weather is in Akron and Geneva since I tend to spend a lot of time in both cities. This summer I added a weather icon for Ocala, FL while I was down there. It just makes me sad to see that it's like 80-something in Florida...and it's generally really cold here. (Oddly enough, right now they all say 70 degrees, although the window is open right now and I'm pretty sure it is not 70 outside). As much as I love cardigans, it was so nice to not have to worry about bringing a cardigan with me everywhere in Florida! Anyways, I just thought of that 'cause these are pictures from Florida.

On a completely different note, I've really been enjoying my illustration class and I may post some of my work at some point. I'm really excited this semester 'cause I don't have any classes I absolutely hate. There are, obviously, some I like better than others. But for the most part, I'm enjoying the semester!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

And Now I'm Back . . .

Well, I hope I'm back. It's been an eventful past few weeks, but until a few days ago my router was broken! I could still get internet if absolutely necessary, but it required going down to the basement and using the ethernet cable. Not too bad I guess, but there was nowhere to really set my computer down and it's just not really a place I like to spend my time. Part of me was dreading getting the router fixed 'cause the few times I checked on things I kept seeing more and more emails and Facebook messages...and I needed to reply to them at some point.

Like I said, it's been eventful, very eventful, these past few weeks. I can't believe it's already the 3rd week of school though! That means only 13 weeks until Christmas break!!!! So, first week of school I had to have my car jumped twice. You know, 'cause I'm a moron and I leave my lights on. (My car doesn't make a noise when the lights are left on. And I usually go to school early in the morning when it's foggy so I use my lights.... ) The best part is that the second time I had to have my car jumped the only person left in the parking lot was one of my professors that I'd only met a few days earlier! Thankfully he didn't mind helping (I hope), and my car battery's been fine since then. Note I didn't say I remembered to turn the lights off... I just said the battery was fine. Several times I've had to go back out to my car and turn the lights off. This morning, however, I actually remembered to turn the lights off in the morning!

So yeah, very eventful. Aside from my car related shenanigans, I also managed to get in a day at the fair, a trip to Put-in-Bay, some production, voice over, and film work, and a trip to the Carnegie Science Center. Good thing I remembered that last part 'cause I actually have pictures from that! And of course I had to wear my galaxy print dress to a science center with a planetarium! Well, hopefully my router will hold up for a while longer this time and I'll be able to get back to posting slightly more regularly.

Dress - Modcloth // Jacket - Gift // Shoes - Hotcakes // Watch - Flea Market