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Life Lately

What I’m Clicking On Lately

My obsession with Gilmore Girls continues.
Beautiful advertising campaign from Pedigree.
The “make me cry” moment of the week: “Boy Hears for the First Time”
Geaux Louisiana!
Geaux El Salvador! (my adopted familia!)

What I’m Loving Lately

1. Grande 1/2 Caf Sugar Free Vanilla Iced Lattes (via Starbucks)
2. Chocolate chip cookies
3. Jason’s pregnancy pep talks (WE CAN DO THIS!)
4. Beach time with family
5. Bingo (see confessional post about this problem)

What I’m Listening To Lately

1. Ed Sheeran Pandora Station
2. Fleetwood Mac “Songbird”
3. County Crows Pandora Station
4. The rain (summer afternoon showers on a metal office roof)
5. Zedd “Clarity”

What I’m Cooking Lately

1. Pulled Pork Sandwiches
2. Watermelon Salad (recipe to come!)
3. Chicken Parmesan


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A New Year

beautiful-sunrise-wallpaper-660x330Well hello, friends! If you follow a lot of blogs, you’ve probably seen a plethora of New Year posts about new beginnings, renewed dedications and resolutions. Well, I won’t bore you with my own resolutions (more chocolate milk!), but I am going to be better at posting now that my Winter break is over and I’ll be back on a better schedule.

My hope for this year is that this blog will grow more and more and that the posts will be interesting for you to read. I will be making some design changes (again) to the blog, so you may see it working a bit funky for a while, but I hope you’ll stick with me and like all the new post ideas to come!


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Still here

I’m still here. Well…maybe not all here, because it’s that time of year again where I crawl into my finals-end-of-semester hole. But I thought I’d share what our lives have been looking like:

study cornerLots of early Saturday and Sunday mornings in this chair with delicious oatmeal and coffee.

neglected sadieLots of neglected Sadie puppy dog looks. I imagine this is what being a mother with several young children is like. Doing one thing and using any part of your body to entertain them while you work. In this case, my feet are her chew toy.

LSU gameWe have had SOME fun cheering on our beloved LSU Tigers.

pizza faceMaybe a little too much fun…

We even found time for a little photo shoot with the MUCHO TALENTED From the Lab Bench Photography (Paige Brown)


We’ve been keeping up with The Walking Dead (gross but amazing)

walking dead

And in between all of these fun things, I’ve been doing, you know, all the school stuff like a thesis, and research projects and design projects. But those don’t have pretty pictures to share. So you’ll just have to imagine what female empowerment, sexualization and construction logos might look like. 🙂





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What I Did This Summer

If you couldn’t tell already from all the Facebook posts exclaiming “I CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S ALREADY AUGUST, AHHH!!” Summer is drawing to a close, and my daily life is changing again. So, in true “back to school” fashion, here is my “What I Did This Summer” essay…in blog form.

It’s a timely post, being that it will probably be the last summer of its kind, on break from school, part-time work and more time on my hands that I know what to do with. I tried to make it as productive as possible, so let’s review, shall we?

What I Did:

Spent time with some of the best people I know.






Hung out with my two favorite guys.



Did a few cool things along the way…

macy gray


And even though I didn’t get through full stack of books to read this summer, I read…ALOT. And that was great.

summer reading

What I Learned:

1. I’m worth every penny (and probably more) someone will pay me to work in marketing, pr, advertising, etc. (ahem…so hire me in a year!)

2. I’m a great cab/taxi driver. I can take someone to the airport like a pro.

3. Even five, small homegrown tomatoes are better than 50 store bought tomatoes.


4. I’m better at being busy.

5. Memories are like my drug. I can’t break my nostalgic tendencies…so I make arts and crafts out of them!

t-shirt quilt

I’m looking forward to a new Fall, a new semester, a start of a new year. But I sure have enjoyed this quiet, soothing Summer.