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2015: Year in Review

December 31, 2015

holiday / life


The end of the year is always a time to pause and reflect. It’s crazy to think that I’ve lived in this apartment on my own for over a year. I really love it, and feel proud of all that I’ve accomplished in 2015. I went back to school, which has been a scary/fun/rewarding/exciting thing. I took a few small trips and enjoyed time with loved ones. In an effort to highlight the highs of 2015, I thought I’d share my favorite posts…


A day trip to Thomasville, Georgia with my mom


Making my apartment my own

Sharing my tricks for the perfect eyelashes


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December 14, 2015



Hey, how’s it goin’? I know I haven’t been around much, but it’s kind of a good thing. I’ve started a more demanding design course that has taken a good chunk of my time. I’m learning Illustrator and my assignments have been my creative outlet for the past few weeks, so, yay! That, coupled with the holidays and the fact that it gets dark and like, 3:30 p.m. now (okay, more like 5), the days are flying. I DO have a few fun post ideas floatin’ about in my brain, and will do my very best to share soon. In the meantime, here’s a quick recap of life lately…

After Thanksgiving, I realized I have mere weeks to fit into a dress I’ve had for over a year and never worn but designated it my ‘party dress’ for the office Christmas party on the 23rd. I immediately give up caffeine (WHY?!) and initiate my go-to cleanse. Day 2, my body is literally revolting against me and I leave work early with a nauseatingly intense withdrawl headache. Day 3, I feel like I can lift a car. Idk, but I’m drinking coffee as I write this; tea is for the birds. I’m drinking more water and trying to work out more than twice a week… pray for me.

I’m going to L.A.!!!!!!!!! A few weeks ago I somewhat impulsively purchased two plane tickets to L.A. I’ve never been west of Texas, so I’m super excited to see the west coast! While I had high hopes for traveling abroad this year, being in school just doesn’t make it realistic. I thought I’d take the opportunity to see the country while keeping up with the work too. Basically, I already have everything planned including this, this, and THIS and so much more. I’d also like to drive out to Venice for fish tacos, Palm Springs to see a desert in irl, and walk the Santa Monica Pier because I’m a tourist. Any recommendations? Let me know!

In other news, work has been going really well. I work with a revolving door of part-time employees, usually college students, and while I could tell you some horror stories, the people I’m working with right now are absolutely wonderful. You don’t realize it until you don’t have it anymore, but when everything runs smoothly and you can trust them to run the office without cracking a whip, it’s basically amazing. That, and they are wonderful human beings that will totally indulge in some gal chat with me.

And let’s just talk about the really small (but still amazing) stuff right now: SERIAL is back with a new season and I’m thrilled, this game was the highlight of my Thanksgiving (SO many laughs!), I’m catching up on Homeland rn, and I’m all like, “Please don’t die, Quinn!”, next week I’m indulging in my only (single-person) holiday tradition: Love Actually and Christmas baking… I bought a life-changing eyeliner that I think you show know about, I want these shoes like whoa and they’re sold out EVERYWHERE. I stumbled upon this show, and have a new TV crush. And, I’m addicted to Snapchat. Again. (@AmyWiebe).

More soon!