Thursday, August 10, 2017

Recent T-Shirt Creations

I've been wanting to do a post for awhile now to show some of the t-shirts I have made recently for friends, family, coworkers, and even myself! I love coming up with fun designs to translate onto a wearable shirt! If you have anything in mind you'd like for me to make for you, don't hesitate to ask(: 

So here below are a handful of some of my favorite shirts I have done recently!

NC State Howling Wolf with a Red Glitter Monogram

Hibiscus and Monogram in a Fun Glitter Orange and Pink


Wizard of Oz with Ruby Slippers and  Monogram on the front, and Quote and Characters on the back

Pre-Wedding Workout Tank Tops
Back to School Shirt for the First Day of School

Co-Leader T-Shirts for My Co-Leader and I to wear with our Brownie Troop

Fun "Color-Me-In" Shirt where kids can color in the shirt with fabric markers (permanent) or washable crayola markers (can color wash and repeat) to customize their shirt!

Saturday, April 29, 2017

The Little White Dress

They say a LBD (little black dress) is a wardrobe essential, but I just love how classic and timeless a white dress is! They are great for graduations or if you are getting married, but they are also perfect for a summer date night or Sunday morning church service. I will be graduating in a few weeks (hard to believe!) and wish I could wear more than one. People are wearing other colors for graduation more these days, but I personally love the traditional white for graduation. And best of all, white dresses make you look tan even before you perfect your summer glow!

I have included a few of my favorites below, including the one I will be wearing for graduation! Also, I am aware white dresses are made with accents other than gold, but I just love how elegant gold looks with white.

One - Two - Three

Bonus: Lilly Pulitzer has free gifts with purchase this weekend, so now is the perfect time to pick out your favorite (or two;)

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Popover for Some Fun

In case you don't know me personally, or live under a rock, I have a slight obsession with Lilly Pulitzer. Now some people love their coffee, other people love their cat or dog, well I love Lilly! It has a lot to do with the fact that I love the vibrant and fun prints and it's just an outward expression of my personality. 

One of my favorite styles from Lilly, especially as I trudge through my last few months of grad school, is their popover! Instead of grabbing a dull and ill-fitting sweatshirt, I choose a popover instead! I get the same comfort and coziness as a sweatshirt, but with the bright and fun that Lilly brings. I like to think it makes me brighter in the classroom ;) It also goes with the saying, "if you love an item, buy one in every color". Well in my case, I buy one in every print (that's an exaggeration because they make many many more prints that I do not own). But regardless, I recommend that everyone should own a popover, even if they are not on the same Lilly level as I am.

On a different topic, I'm thinking about getting a tattoo. Granted I've "thought about" getting a tattoo many times before, and here I am without ever actually going through with it. I struggle with the whole idea of permanently inking myself for life, my fear of needles, and my desire to actually get one. But below is the quote I had in mind, and I love the umbrella but in reality I'm not sure i'd want the umbrella included. If you don't know what it means or where it's from, befriend google(: 


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Grad School: 1 Me: 0

If there was an award for worst blogger, I think I would win hands down. I truly enjoy blogging, but school has been a bear (or should I say wolf?) recently. While graduation is only two months away at this point, it feels as though it is much further! 

While I wouldn't say I'm the best at coping with stress, I will say I have done my best to stay positive while continuing to push through the rest of this school year. I have so many amazing things to look forward to after graduation, including my job at PwC that I will start in September, that I am always striving to see the light at the end of this grad school tunnel. Buying far too much Lilly and eating my weight in sour patch kids has been part of my strategy to persevering, but in all reality it has been the encouraging words of my friends and family that have gotten me through this crazy year of grad school. I know everyone faces their own "tunnels" at times, so I have included some of my favorite quotes and bible verses to help someone possibly to see the light at the end of their tunnel.

While I can't make any promises, as my schedule is a moving dart board, I do intend to make a better effort to blog more often as it is something I truly enjoy. Also, please acknowledge that I am an accountant and therefore do not have the best grammar and writing skills in the league.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Back to School Favorites

It is hard to believe that I will be starting my Masters of Accounting program this week! Today we have orientation all day then we begin classes tomorrow. Although going back to school after the summer is not always fun, I do enjoy purchasing new school supplies and getting everything organized. I did a favorite school supplies post last year (read here) but some things have changed for this year while others are repeats. 

For an item to become my favorite it typically has to be bright and colorful, with the exception of my backpack so that it matches everything I wear. Also I enjoy compact items that can easily fit in my pencil pouch or take up minimal space in my book bag.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Life is Short. Smile While You Still Have Teeth

Whether you are having a bad and want to have a good day or are having a good day and want to have a great day, having simple ways to boost your mood will ensure that you get back on track in no time!  

Spend Time With Friends
For me one of the best parts about having roommates is that my best friends are always right down the hall. They're my best friends for a reason, so they will always known how to pick me up when I'm down

Watch A Favorite Movie
I love watching movies when I know there is an amazing feel good ending, and even more when they're funny movies. Some of my favorite feel good movies are The Blonde Side, She's the Man, Grease, and Breakfast at Tiffany's

Take A Nap
No matter how old you are, taking a nap in the middle of the day is always welcome, that is if your schedule allows it of course. It allows for a quick reset in the middle of the day so you can wake up like it's a new day.

Working up a sweat with my headphones turned way up is one of my favorite ways to blow off steam when I've had an off day, and it's just a bonus that my body benefits health-wise.

Buy A New Outfit
Nothing gives me a better confidence boost then purchasing a new outfit that I know I look and feel great in. Maybe it's something you've had your eye on, or possibly a new outfit for an upcoming event.

Go For A Drive
It's hard to beat getting in the car, putting on one of your favorite songs or artists, letting the windows down, and just blasting the music as you sing along.

Tidy Up
Some people may disagree with this one, but after cleaning up my room or my car I feel a million times better being in a tidy place and become instantly more productive also.

Visit Your Parents
Generally speaking your parents are your biggest life supporters, so by paying them a visit you are not only making their day but they will also remind you how great of a person you truly are.

So whether its the unpleasant reminder that classes start in a week or it's pouring rain outside and you're feeling a little blue, keep these mood boosters in mind to turn that frown upside-down(:

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Happy 240th Birthday America

I hope that y'all enjoyed your Fourth of July weekend as I most certainly did. Each year my family and I go to our lake house to celebrate the holiday and this year was no different. While Christmas and Thanksgiving are traditionally holidays meant to spend time with family, I think that the Fourth of July is the perfect time to spend time with family. I mean you can't beat warm weather, good food, and fireworks! I must add that fireworks are hands down one of my absolute favorite things in the world to watch, and watching them over the lake or ocean with the reflection is even better! So here's a peek into what I did this weekend!

Most of my time this weekend was spent on the lake with my family. We like to just ride around then stop and swim in the cove for awhile, it's super relaxing! I also enjoy wakeboarding, which I made sure to make time for on the lake this weekend. Additionally, there is a lakeside restaurant that we enjoy driving to and having drinks and appetizers while overlooking the lake.

One night we went to a local vineyard where they had a live band and delicious wine tastings. There is just something so gorgeous about rolling hills covered in grape vines. 

While we had seen some fireworks another night out on the lake, we also enjoyed fireworks at the vineyard. There is no such thing as too many opportunities to see fireworks! 

Lastly, and most importantly, I am so blessed to live in a country that gives me so many freedoms, although we often take them for granted. Sadly many places in the world are not as fortunate as us. So I want to say thank you to the brave men and women that protect this country each day and thank you to those that have previously fought to gain us the freedoms we have today. 

God Bless America