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90’s Kid

1 Dec

90% of my young childhood was spent in the 90’s. I entered it at two years of age and left it at twelve. Many of my best memories are from this time and I love to reminise. I stubbled across this article yesterday and couldn’t help but laugh (the entire website is actually hilar) and here are my favorite highlights:

1. “Topanga was at some point in human history considered not only a legitimate first name for a human being, but the kind of name that would inspire in malleable teenage boys a life-long infatuation.”

 

2. “A neighborhood boy who completely disregards your family and puts a ladder directly under the teenage girl’s window to climb up at his discretion is not only acceptable, it’s charming.”

 

3. “Lisa Frank is not the name of a woman, it is the name of a movement, a culture, a way of living. It is a theory, a concept, a belief in something greater than yourself. It is the belief that all girls are entitled to dolphins covered with rainbows, jewel-encrusted frogs, and unicorns in acid-trip colors hugging each other.”

 You must check out the rest of the article here. I promise it will trigger some awesome memories!

P.S. How is it already DECEMBER?!?!

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Things that make me happy today:

1. Helping a random student do their homework over the phone at work. Hey, they didn’t understand the rate card and I was bored.

2. Christmas Cheer

3. Skinny Vanilla Latte

Bedroom Talk

17 Jun

In Boston most apartment leases start September 1st. With this being the case, right now is the ample time to begin apartment hunting for the fall. I am still not sure whether or not I am going to be leaving my apartment or staying put but I can’t help but think about a new bedroom. Ever since the first episode of Trading Spaces (holy, throwback) I have been in love with interior decorating. If I had stronger math skills and the ability to draw more than a stick figure, I may have even majored in it. Oh well. I have been lusting over many bedroom images lately and they have made me sure of one thing, I need to incorporate more monograms. I have one monogrammed pillow right now but have been toying with the idea to DIY a monogrammed headboard. We will see how that goes..

I love how light and bright this room is. I could nap all day.

 

I love how the clothes create a headboard feel and are able to pop by being the only colors in the room.

 

Exposed brick? My dream. I love the shabby chic feel to this bedroom

 

Once again, exposed brick and bright white. Plus monograms? Sign me up!

 

If I was seven years old again, I would have promised Rumpelstiltskin my first-born to have this room.

 

(All images via)

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Things that make me happy today:

1. Starbucks caramel light frappachino

2. The Bruins winning the Stanley Cup, STILL excited.

3. Sparkles

 

This Trend Has Me Hooked

24 May

One of my favorite websites is style.com. They have fabulous coverage of fashion week, are always ahead of trends, and are the place to go for fashion focused news. This morning while browsing the site I discovered an article of an emerging trend, crochet. When reading about new trends, I often surprise myself by realizing I have already embraced it. (This happened here). Recently I purchased this vest and an open stitch sweater from express (no longer online), both crochet. I have recently found myself flocking towards pieces with crochet detailing. It can work for most any outfit. The detail can be whimsical and add a hippie feel or very defined and dress up an outfit. Here are some pieces I am currently lusting over:

 Isabel Marant, $237

 

 Chanel, $2,450

 

 Club Monaco, $169

 

 Alexander Wang, $850

 

 Forever 21, $29.80

 

Enzo Angiolini, $99

 

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Things that make me happy today:

1. Chai Tea Latte

2. Making time to read before bed

3. Stir-Fry

Superbowl Sunday

7 Feb

I figured Superbowl Sunday was a perfect day to begin my blog since for the past four years it has a been a prominent day in my life and thus, is forcing me to reflect on my life. Besides the basics, I do not know much about football. I could name ten players, maybe. I have never really cared who was playing unless it was Patriots, my local team. Superbowl Sunday has been important to me for different reasons. I majored in Communications and I watched the Superbowl for the commercials. Always being focused on one day working in an Advertising Agency, analyzing the commercials was always a favorite assignment of mine.

This is my first Superbowl since graduating. Had you asked me one year ago what I would be doing with my life one year from that moment, I wouldn’t have guessed this reality that I am currently in. I thought I would be living in a converted brownstone, working at one of the top 3 Advertising Agencies, and have an exploding social calendar. I worked hard in school, had a bunch of internships, and networked according. While my life isn’t exactly as I had pictured it, it isn’t bad. I love where I live, I have a great first job, and my social calendar keeps my busy. There are just a few things I wish I had known. Looking back on the steps I took after graduation, there are many things I wish I had done differently. I wish there was a resource I could have gone to for information. A survival guide. While I do not have all the answers, I do have experience, stories, and advice.

This day makes me think about my chosen career path. Advertising is something I have always been passionate about, oddly, since a very young age. I never once questioned the drive I had towards achieving my goal of working for a big agency. I never once asked myself is this really want you want to do? Can you see your self doing this for the next million years. I loved all my advertising classes, why wouldn’t I love it as a job? While I still do enjoy advertising, and am currently enjoying these Superbowl ads, I have begun to rethink what I want with my life. What I truly enjoy. What I can see myself doing everyday for who knows how long. My conclusion: it is not advertising. I haven’t fully figured out what I want to do with my life, but I do feel I am getting closer to figuring it all out.

I never thought life post-grad would be this hard. I have never been more emotional, or broke. I have always made it a point to not wish time away, yet now, I find every Monday that I wish I could skip the week and get right to Friday. No one prepares you for this, at least I never got any advice about it.

Right now, I am not exactly sure what the point of this blog is, but I do know one thing, it is an outlet to keep me happy. It will be my domain to discuss and share everything and anything that makes me smile and helps me get myself through this weird emotional stage in my life. I hope it helps.

Things that make me happy today:

  1. Celtics games with the family
  2. Trader Joe’s Gnocchi
  3. My gold card from Starbucks (today I used my free drink!)
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