It is already Wednesday! Can you believe it? I feel like I'm still catching up from my crazy weekend. This weekend will be another fun one, because it's Homecoming Weekend! My Big will be coming to visit and so will lots of other friends who graduated. I'm so excited!!
Today's chilly weather calls for my vest, sweater, and brown boots!
I promised I'd fill you in on my exciting weekend, so here it is!
My weekend stories start on Wednesday night, when I went to go pick up my sister from college for her mini fall break! I hadn't seen her since I moved her in, in August, so this was the longest we had ever been apart!! We spent a lot of time catching up on Wednesday night and Thursday.
And now for the big weekend...
Friday morning my alarm was set for 6:45 am. I was heading to the city to shadow at the Google offices! I was participating in an alumni shadow program through my school, and my host was an Account Manager at Google! As soon as I found out I started Googling everything I needed to know about Google. Needless to say I was getting very excited. When I got to the offices I was not disappointed. They were as cool as I thought they would be. My host was incredibly nice. Not only did she tell me so much about Google and its history, but she also talked to me about the job search process, which I was grateful for. A day at Google would not be complete without eating in one of their many cafeterias! Lunch was so yummy. I even had to splurge on some dessert. My day was at Google was incredible, and gets me excited for the possibilities of where I could possibly work one day!
Next stop in my day? Heading downtown to meet one of my besties Nicole. I hailed my own cab for the first time! Its exhilarating. Nicole interns at Kelly and Michael, so she was also going to meet me downtown. (Isn't that so cool!?) We met at Nicole's dad's house and he drove us down to ATLANTIC CITY!! We were going down for one of our best friend's 21st birthdays. She was the last of the group to turn 21 and it was the first time most of us were going to AC when we were finally legal!
We were staying at Revel, so as soon as we got there we went and checked in and went to our room while we waited for the rest of our group. Once we were all there we got ready for dinner and headed to Lugo, a nice italian restaurant. Of course we had to order champagne at dinner! After dinner we played some machines and then went back to the room to get ready in our little black dresses for the rest of the night. We were going out to HQ night club, so we had to dress to impress. It was a full night of dancing and having fun with my best girl friends. It was a late night, but so worth it!
The next day we slept in and then strolled downstairs for breakfast at the SkyCafe. I had a nice Belgium waffle (yum!). After we played a few more machines (I won $45!!) and then went and grabbed our bags and headed out. It was such a fun trip!!
When I came home it was time for more catching up with my sister. She was leaving Sunday morning so I wanted to spend as much time with her as I could. I drove up with my parents on Sunday to drive her back to school which was also nice. We ate at a diner and I got a GREAT wrap. It was so yummy.
It was a crazy weekend but so much fun! I traveled so much but it is always nice to plug my iPod in and relax. Now I'm back at school and ready for a few crazy weeks I have ahead of me! All filled with exciting things.
How was your weekend? Anything exciting coming up?
Brown Eyed Girl
Side note: I updated to iOS7. Thoughts? I'm kinda liking it so far!
There is nothing worse than waking up in your home knowing you're heading back to school. I just love being home and spending time with my family. However, I have a great couple of weeks ahead of me so I'm excited to get back! This weekend was a whirlwind but SO much fun! I will be posting later to update you on my fun weekend!
Ever just have those days that you're in love with the season? We'll today I woke up loving fall. I had a cute outfit in mind for the busy day I'd be having. Mom, grandma, and I took a trip to visit family and jersey and then went to pick up Little J from college for a long weekend she has. It's been almost two months since I moved her in and it was the longest we had been apart! It will be so nice to spend some time together.
So since the spaghetti squash was so successful last night, I decided to try another Undressed Skeleton dish! This morning I made banana egg pancakes! You mash up one banana and mix it with one egg. I also added in a little vanilla. The consistency was hard to work with when flipping the pancakes but I think it'll just take some practice! I topped the pancakes with a little cinnamon. I also had my favorite chai tea with a little milk. Today my tea was sweetened with Truvia instead of Splenda. I'm not sure how I feel about the change yet but I will definitely keep on trying!
I've been dying to make spaghetti squash since I started reading about it over the summer on the blogs I follow. Since I am home for the week I figured why not try now! I bought a spaghetti squash when i went food shopping last night. It came out SO GOOD!!! I'm hooked. I followed Taralynn's recipe on Undressed Skeleton. I'm absolutely obsessed with her blog, and all of her amazing recipes.
I cut up the spaghetti squash in half and scooped the seeds out. I then placed the halves seed-side down on a baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray. I cooked it in the oven for about 50 minutes. I then took out the halves, held them with pot holders and scraped at it with a fork. I took a bite and was so excited!! Not only did I successfully make the spaghetti squash, but I actually liked it!! I topped it with my dad's tomato sauce and a meatball. I also had some salad and mixed veggies.
I will definitely be adding this onto my list of regular dinners when I get back to school.
Have you tried any new foods lately? Share with me!
It always feels so great to be home. I am off for 10 days for fall break. It was so nice waking up in my room this morning.
Today I got to sleep in. I slept for 10 hours! It hasn't happened in so long. I had my breakfast and relaxed before I went for a run. It is so nice seeing all the trees in the neighborhood change and see some friendly faces.
I came back and made myself a nice omelette then took a trip to the mall with my mom and grandma. I picked up some new makeup and some fall soap and candles. We came home to my dad making barbecue chicken (yum yum yum). After dinner I went to the grocery store to pick up some fruit.
Now momma and I are gonna watch Dancing with the Stars! I absolutely love being home :)
What's your favorite part of fall (or fall at home if you live away)?
I'm writing this blog with the biggest smile on my face. Why you ask? I'm just in one of those happy moods.
This morning had a great start. Last night I decided that I was going to sleep in today and not work out and just have a relaxing morning. I set my alarm for 9, but ended up waking up around 8:30 and I was surprisingly not too tired. I took a shower, put together some Greek yogurt and fruit, and sat down to watch Kelly and Michael. As you probably remember, I watched Kelly and Michael every day over the summer, and even got to see them live! Since being back at school, I haven't really been able to watch, but was happy to see that Hayden Panettiere was one of the guests. (I'm a huge Nashville fan). After Kelly and Michael, I blew out my hair, got dressed, did my makeup, and packed up my meals for the day. I still had time to paint my nails with the new Essie polish I picked up yesterday (Bahama Mama) and catch up on the latest episode of Once Upon a Time. Oh, I even made my favorite Chai tea in my new Tervis mug that I got yesterday from Bed Bath and Beyond!
Around 11:20 I left for my internship. My great day doesn't stop there!!
One of the guys that works at the store told me I looked nice today! (Not a big deal, but always nice to hear it once in a while). I also got up a new blog post for the company I intern with. It came out great! I think the best part about it was my moms reaction to it. She seriously is my #1 fan and biggest supporter. I don't know what I would do without her.
Its moments like this that make me realize that I really love the field that I'm going into!
What are some special moments that make your days great?
I am so excited to share the breakfast I made this morning! I've read so much about overnight oats that I was dying to try it. I prepared them last night before I went to bed. I used 1/2 cup oatmeal, 1/2 cup milk, a little bit of water, 3/4 banana, and a handful of raisins. It was SO GOOD! I will definitely be making this a staple in my breakfasts.