Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Acca-scuse me?

Yep you guessed it. I'm watching Pitch Perfect. I actually can't keep track of how many times I've watched this movie, I just love it so much!  I first watched the movie in January, and I've been hooked since. From the story line to the songs, what's not to love!?  If you listen to the whole soundtrack it's almost 30 minutes if a Capella goodness. I would be lying if I didn't tell you I listened to the soundtrack on repeat on my drive home for spring break. It's just THAT good!  Also, how could you not love Skylar Astin!? His role as Jesse is adorable and his voice is amazing.

I've been wanting to watch the movie again since I've been home for summer but haven't gotten the chance to.  It's raining today and super gloomy out so I decided today would be perfect. Here's my favorite scene of the movie:

Now I'm off to finish the movie.  Deuces aca-bitches.

Brown Eyed Girl

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Three C's: Cicadas, Crafts, & Celebrations

Good morning!

I'm surprised I am in such a chipper mood, as my yard has been inundated with CICADAS.  These bugs come out every 17 years, and let me tell you, my mother has been dreading them for 17 years.  My lovely backyard is full of many trees, very nice in the summer, but not so nice when the cicadas live under them for years, and emerge and cling to them.  They are very big bugs and after a week or so they will start to fly in order to find their mates.  We have been doing a lot of research, and scientists really cannot find any solutions for these bugs.  My sister is a senior in high school, so with proms and graduation coming up, our lives are getting a little bit more difficult.

But more about the reason for my post!  Today is my best friend Christina's 21st birthday!  Christina and I have been friends since we met in pre-school, and we have been celebrating our birthdays together ever since.  We have gone to the same pre-school, elementary school, high school, and we even attend the same college.  Christina will actually be doing research this summer so she won't be home.  It's the first summer we'll be apart!  I wanted to celebrate her big birthday and I am also very crafty, so I decided to make a special basket for her!

I used styrofoam as the base in a large clear bucket and used rods with small alcohol nips to stick into the styrofoam.  I included a large shot glass, and mini bottle of champagne.  I also made a book with pictures from every since birthday we've celebrated together (all 18!).  I did recruit her mom for a little help when I couldn't find some pictures from certain years.  She absolutely loved the book and basket as a whole!  I also included a special 21 birthday crown, because who doesn't want to be a princess on their birthday!?  Since I'm not 21 yet I could not celebrate with her last night when she turned 21, but we will be celebrating another night this week.

Now today I get to see my little sister all dressed up for her boyfriend's prom!  I can't believe my little baby is so grown up and going to a senior prom already!  It feels like yesterday we drove to school on my first day of senior year and her first day of freshman year.  Time does fly by!  I know she will look absolutely GORGEOUS tonight :)

Brown Eyed Girl

Monday, May 20, 2013

Hello Summer Vacation!

Hello Bloggers!

I'm back and ready to take this summer by storm.  I took my last final on May 6th, and came back home by May 7th to celebrate my dad's 60th birthday!  We went out to a nice dinner to celebrate the big day. I have received my final grades & I'm happy to say I've made the Dean's List!  Junior year was a hard year, personally and with my school work, so I'm happy to see that all my hard work has paid off.  Now I can enjoy my summer break that I deserve.

Since I've been home, I've unpacked and repacked all my belongings from school and cleaned my room.  Next year I am living in an off-campus house, so I want to have all my things packed just in case I want to take a day trip down, on my own, to start moving myself in.  I've also helped my mom clean some things around the house that we've been meaning to attack (such as our big box of old hair accessories).

Some highlights since I have been home have been going up to my sister's future college for a fashion show, celebrating Mother's Day with my family, and going to see my sister perform in her Singer's Concert.

I was getting a little bit antsy at this point and looking for something exciting, so this past weekend's trip to Atlantic City was just what I needed!  Two of my best friends are twins, and they invited me and my other 3 best friends to Atlantic City with them along with their family to celebrate their 21st birthday.  We drove down to Atlantic City Friday afternoon and stayed until Sunday afternoon at Harrah's Resort and Casino.  This was my second time going down to AC with the twins and staying at Harrah's.  I was very excited to go away for the weekend and have an excuse to get dressed up, but its definitely a little hard to be in AC when you're not 21.  However, we enjoyed great dinners on Friday and Saturday nights and awesome breakfasts on Saturday and Sunday morning, and even got to do a little shopping at the outlets Saturday afternoon.  

Here's a picture from Saturday night's dinner at Bill's Burger.

It was definitely a great start to the summer, which I'm hoping will be filled with many great memories! Can't wait to share with you all what the rest of the summer holds! :)

Brown Eyed Girl