Little Lace Dress

Happy Monday! It’s September which is crazy to think that August is over and summer is coming to an end:( However on the horizon is Pumpkin Spice Lattes and cozy sweaters with jeans so maybe I’m ok with fall? I’m still in denial about fall because then it will be winter and snow and I don’t like all that. Anyway back to fall. For this look, I paired a coral lace dress with a denim jacket to help transition into fall. Since it isn’t totally fall temperatures yet, I stuck with bronze sandals and rolled up the sleeves of the jacket. I kept the accessories to a minimum by adding a bronze cross-body purse and belt to show off my waist and keep the dress at the right length because it isn’t my size (hand-me-ups from my younger sister will do that sometimes!) 

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little lace dress


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101 in 1001 Update #2

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Wow August is coming to an end! Let’s recap some of the goals that I have checked off my 101 in 1001 list!

1. make 10 recipes off of Pinterest. I have now made 2, beef tip kabobs and brown sugar pork chops.

garlic brown sugar pork chops

2. Blog everyday for a month. Well I did it, everyday of August!

3. Go on a trip with my sister. 5 weeks in Georgia with her totally counts.

4. Write a guest post. I wrote for Jessica of Bedknobs and Baubles while she was on vacation about travel necessities to London.

5. Visit 10 new states. I checked North Dakota off my list!

6.Go on a road trip. We went to Minnesota and North Dakota as a family for a long weekend.

7. Start a new series. Baking with Breanna is a go here, here and here!

8. Photo an hour. I completed 12 on the 12th.

9. Finish a smashbook. Freshman and Sophomore year of college is in the books.

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Jewelry Box: Dainty

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I don’t wear jewelry often and when I do, I prefer smaller pieces that add a little extra to an outfit. That way the jewelry doesn’t take away from anything and is small so that I don’t feel odd wearing it! Here are the pieces that I would wear everyday found from my favorite Etsy shops. Do you like to wear jewelry? Do you prefer small pieces or stand out works of art? 

Weekend to dos

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It’s Friday! I survived the first week of classes! However, I have a lot to do this holiday weekend and I need to get busy and stay on track. Here is what I’ll be up to this weekend.

1::: read a few chapter 1s. I just made my syllabus sheet and I have to read chapter 1 of pretty much all of my textbooks. Starting the class off strong…

2::: go home. I have never gone home the weekend after classes start but this year is a little different. I realized that I forgot a few things (like a raincoat and my hair dryer) that are hard to mail so I will be making a quick trip home for a night to grab everything I forgot. Oh and say hi to my family:)

3::: relax. I love that I have a 3 day weekend and I plan on hanging out and relaxing before everything eats up my free time.

4::: paint my nails. This kind of goes along with relaxing but I really need to sit still long enough for my nails to dry and look pretty.

5::: laundry. Back in the swing of things indeed!

6::: praying + listening. I somehow forgot my bible at home so I will bring that back and dive (back) into the Romans bible study I was following this summer. I cannot wait to get caught up and in general spend some time in the word.

What are you up to this weekend? Any fun plans?

Free fonts!

I have an obsession with fonts and typography. There, I said it. I love the way that words look in different fonts and it makes taking notes more interesting if they are not in Times New Romans (no offense Times but you are over-used to the point that it makes me cringe to change the font to you on papers). I even have a Pinterest board dedicated to all things type related. It’s an obsession alright. Anyway, I have been collecting different fonts and here are some of my most recent downloads. I prefer downloading types are are legible so that I can read what I am typing, but some are so pretty I just have to download! Don’t they just make staring at the computer a slight more interesting? Nope, just me?

free fonts

Bright & Beautiful, Awesome, Simple, Little, Curly, Hipster/Quirky,

Quick, Tall, Stylish, Faint & Soft, Modern, Large, Gatsby, Silly, Lovely, Boho


Organization Tips for Using the Syllabus

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Here it is, the third day of classes. I have already been handed 5 syllabuses and tonight I get the 6th. I have a love hate relationship with them. I mean, I love how nicely the semester is laid out and I can add the exam dates and such into my planner. However, looking at all of them kinda gets me confused, as in what am I doing for this class or does anything overlap? It is easy to look at 1 class at a time but the more classes, the harder and more confusing it is. So this semester I have designed myself a system. While I usually use my planner for homework assignments, I don’t like to get ahead of myself in case things change from the syllabus so I don’t write out every assignment for every class at the beginning (plus that would make my hand hurt). So I am using using technology and typing out my syllabuses (aka copying and pasting) into one giant syllabus for the whole semester worth of stuff. This way I only need to look at 1 document!

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To begin, I typed out all of the dates for the semester, using copy + paste for the days of the week. Then under each date, I put what was assigned that day working through each class schedule to input the information. This might take a little time, especially if your professor doesn’t put the syllabus online.

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Once all of that is done, I printed it out and stuck it in a binder so that I can refer back to it as the semester continues. Each class has a different color highlighter, while asterisks * are for special events such as tests/projects/paper due dates. My paper ends up looking like a rainbow but it keeps me organized!

California Zucchini Bake

It’s time for another recipe! This one is from my grandma and it one of my favorite casseroles ever! I had to have it before I went back to cafeteria food. It is simple to make but is a little intensive due to all of the cutting involved. I hope you enjoy!

zucchini bake


1 lb ground beef

3 medium Zucchini, thinly sliced

1/4 cup sliced gren onion w/tops (we used about 3 bunches, so less than 1/4 cup)

2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

2 teaspoons chili powder

1 (7-ounce) can green chilies, chopped

3 cups cooked rice

1 cup sour cream

2 cups shredded cheese (or more…)

1 large tomato, sliced




1:::Saute beef, zucchini, onion, salt, pepper, garlic and chile powders in a lightly greased pot or skillet until meat is no longer pink and vegetables are tender crisp. Stir frequently.

2:::Add green chilies, rice, sour cream, add 1 cup of cheese.

3:::Turn into a greased shallow 2-quart casserole dish. Arrange tomato slices on top and season with salt and pepper. I only used a couple slices on half because I prefer it without tomatoes. Top with remaining cheese.

4:::Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

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