Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Top 5 Tuesday!

Happy Tuesday Readers!

Just Peachy

I'm linking up with Rachel from Just Peachy again for Top 5 Tuesday! This weeks theme is Top 5 Favorite things for January! This has been an interesting month transitioning back to a regular schedule and interning downtown instead of just spending the majority of my week on campus. So these are my top 5 favorite things that have gotten me through this month! 

1. Starbucks! 

Learn It. Live It. Love It...because I sure do.

2. Lilly Pulitzer Planner 
The only way I've been able to keep track of my busy schedule and all of my assignments! Literally this contains my LIFE!

3. L.L. Bean Riding Jacket 
Some of you might know that I had debated purchasing this jacket in the beginning of the month because I had missed the sale- butt I was lucky enough to stumble on a 20% off coupon and made the jump and purchases the jacket! Such a good decision! I love it- and it's perfect for the odd in-between days, when it feels like spring in the afternoon but then feels like the dead of winter circa 5pm! 

4. AEPhi's Alpha Xi New Member Class 

All of my chapter's effort paid off when we received 51 AMAZING new members at this month's Bid Day! They're so amazing, cute, fun -AH just so obsessed with them all and I can't wait to get to know them all better! 

5. Pretty Little Liars 

Judge me, it's fine- I probably deserve it but this has been by far my favorite show of the month! I literally cannot wait for a new episode every week and I love that ABC Family rarely shows re-runs. I used to get sooo frustrated that we will probably never learn of A's true identity- but then I got over it because between all the suspense and love stories- this show has got me hooked! 

What are your Top 5 Favorites of January?!


Monday, January 30, 2012

New Spring Lilly Favorites!

Happy Monday Readers! 

Some very exciting news...the new Lilly Spring line has finally arrived!! I SO wish I could be back at work in NYC to take advantage of all the new clothes because I think this spring line is one of the best I've seen! I love all the pastel, floral prints and the cuts of the dresses seem so cute and flirty! Also the names of the prints?! The cutest! I figured I would share a few of my favorites that I would love to add to my closet! 

Want, Want, Want...NEED THEM ALL! 
What are your favorite's from Lilly's Spring?


Sunday, January 29, 2012

Sunday Inspiration!

Happy Sunday Readers! 

Here is my weekly inspiration! 

Here's to a better week and getting back into a routine again! I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend and I can't wait to read all about them tomorrow! 


Saturday, January 28, 2012

Playing Catch-up!

Happy Saturday Readers! 

First of all, I want to apologize for being such a bad blogger this week :( For some reason I'm having a really hard time settling into the semester and finding a routine! I'm not sure what it is but my days feel so off and I always feel all over the place. I also keep making To Do lists but rarely have the energy to get anything done! Senioritis maybe? Or just overall laziness? I'm not sure since I'm really not a lazy person overall but I think since this is the first semester that I'm interning downtown and have a different schedule- it's been throwing me off a bit! But anyways, I'm LOVING my internship! The office is small but set in Beacon Hill which is in downtown Boston. Walking to work through the Boston Commons is the best! Every time I commute to my internship I realize that I could totally see myself doing this everyday and realize that I do really love Boston and want to stay here after graduation! 

I also just got a job at a tanning salon across the street from my apartment (random, I know) but with my internship I had to give up my on-campus job so I needed something part-time and somewhere that was open on the weekends! So that was good news since I desperately need extra cash haha but also it will make my schedule a bit busier! 

Anyways, I stayed in last night in the attempts to wake up early to spend the entire day catching up with homework and life and then tonight I'm heading out downtown for a friends birthday! 

I promise that I'm going to be a better blogger this week! I just need to find my groove again! Is anyone else having a hard time adjusting to the new semester or even new year? Any advice?! 

For now, here are some inspirational pins to help me get ready for the week! 


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Top 5 Tuesday!

Happy Tuesday Readers! 

Just Peachy

I hope everyone's week is off to a great start! It's 52 degrees in Boston but I swear it feels like 75! I was sweating walking to class! I wish this meant it was officially the beginning of Spring but for some reason I think I'll be back in my North Face and Uggs next week in the middle of a snowstorm. The weather has just gotten so unpredictable! 

Yesterday was the first day at my internship and I can already tell that I'm really going to like it! It was a little overwhelming and I know I have a lot to learn about the systems the company uses and more about the industry in general, but overall I'm really excited about the whole experience! 

Anyways, I'm linking up with Rachel for Top 5 Tuesday! This is definitely my favorite link up of the week and especially this week because it's top 5 favorite recipes! 

1. Brie En Croute

SO delicious! And easier to make than you think! Also you can buy the jam and pecans in bulk so you use them in the future and they won't spoil! 

I don't make this exact recipe at home but something very similar! I would probably substitute the feta cheese for blue cheese! 

So I actually made this recipe last night for dinner because my roommate and I had our "pearl sisters" (new members who get paired with older sisters every week and you're supposed to take them to dinner or coffee to make them feel more welcomed in our chapter). It was SO DELICIOUS! I added a bit more cheese and used a little less broccoli (haha it definitely wasn't a healthy dish). It was easier than we thought it was going to be and definitely a crowd pleaser! 

I haven't had the chance to make these but don't they look delicious! Reminds me of funfetti cookies! 

The BEST sangria! And so easy to make! 

What are your Top 5 Recipes?!


Monday, January 23, 2012

I've been tagged!

Happy Monday Readers!

I'm currently sitting in the communications student lounge killing time until I have to take the train downtown to the first afternoon at my internship! I'm so excited/nervous but I'm confident that it's going to be a great experience. I just had my first Event Planning and Management class this morning with one of my favorite BU professors. I can already tell this is going to be my all-time favorite class, especially since it solely focuses on the field that I want to go into! The projects sounds challenging and a bit stressful but I know I'll be able to learn a ton and it will force me to be more creative.

So some of my lovely blogger friends have tagged me in the fun blog game last week but I didn't have a chance to answer because of the craziness of Recruitment- so here I am finally getting back in the swing of things! I'll try to follow the rules as best as I can- but I'm not going to tag any other bloggers because it seems like everyone has already participated!

Rules of the Game
1. You must post the rules.
2. Post eleven fun facts about yourself.
3. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and then create eleven new questions to ask the people you've tagged.

Fun Facts: 

1. I was born and raised in Queens, NY (one of the five boroughs of NYC) but am a converted Bostonian!
2. I have two half-sisters and one niece and one nephew who I absolutely adore! 
3. One of my sisters lives in German with her family! I miss them so much but it gives my family a great excuse to travel to Europe! 
4. The only pet I've ever had was a fish :( that's what you get for growing up in apartment buildings in a city! Once I get settled in my own apartment with my own job- one of the first things I plan on doing is get a puppy! I can't wait! 
5. I don't drive- as in I don't have a license! Laugh at me, judge me, I don't blame you- this is so embarrassing! I just have never had a reason to get a license since I could walk or take public transportation everywhere growing up and at college! 
6. I just finished my one year term as President of Alpha Epsilon Phi at BU! 
7. I would rather eat chips and dip than cake any day- I'm a religious snacker! 
8. I really can't dance to save my life but I love Zumba! One of my friends at school is an instructor and I love sneaking into her classes. 
9. I love Lilly Pulitzer! I worked at the NYC store this past summer and now my closet is full of great Lilly pieces. And my school bag is full of Lilly stationary and I live by their planners. 
10. I want to stay in Boston after I graduate! Crossing my fingers I get a job here! 
11. My parents are considering moving up to Massachusetts once I get settled here! They're over Queens and would love a change of scenery- plus my parents and I are really close (my mom is one of my best friends) so I would absolutely love having them close by!  

Questions from Whitney
1. What are you currently reading?
How to be a Hepburn in a Hilton World by Jordan Christy! 
2. Who is your favorite designer?
Lilly Pulitzer (duh) 
3. What did you study in college?
4. Do you wear perfume daily? If so, what kind?
YES! During the week, I wear Burberry Sport but for a night out I wear Chloe! 
5. What do you typically eat for breakfast?
I love breakfast foods! On the weekend I try to make eggs but during the week I'll have cottage cheese with fruit, oatmeal, or an english muffin and peanut butter. I ALWAYS have a cup of coffee in the morning (or two...) 
6. If you had a free weekend, where would you go and why?
Hmmm this is a hard one buttt in an ideal world I would visit my sister and her kids in Germany! I only get to see them about twice a year so I would love to visit them any chance I get! 
7. What is your guilty pleasure?
TV (I have a list of about 8 TV shows I try to watch every week).
8. What is your all-time favorite movie? Why?
I think I've mentioned this but I'm not really a big movie person but I love any Audrey Hepburn movie!
9. Do you prefer to shop online or in store?
In store! I never know how sizes will fit on me so I usually don't buy anything online unless it's accessories, shoes or jackets. 
10. Do you have a work out routine? If so, what is it?
Well, I try to work out at least 4 times a week and always do 30-45 minutes of cardio plus abs and either arms or legs. It's not the strictest of routines but I'm trying to get better at it! 
11. Why did you start blogging?
I started blogging for my new media and pr class last semester actually! But I immediately fell in love with the blogging world and its' community that I decided to keep at Pink Zin! 

Questions from Lindsey
1. What is your dream career?
To be a top level executive at or own a corporate event planning company!
2. What accessory can you not live without?
My pearl earrings- it's a rare, rare day when I switch them out for a different pair! 
3. What qualities do you look for in a significant other?
Confidence, Ambition, and Compassion.
4. What is one thing that really gets on your nerves?
When people aren't considerate! I would like to think I try my best to go out of my way to help others or do nice things for my friends and it really upsets me and disappoints me when they don't do the same for me. 
5. (This is a copy cat question, but I thought it was a wonderful one!)
Why did you start blogging?
I started blogging for my new media and pr class last semester actually! But I immediately fell in love with the blogging world and its' community that I decided to keep at Pink Zin! 

6. What is your favorite way to spend a Saturday night?
Either a night out with a bunch of my girl friends orr a nice wine night in with a good movie! 
7. Do you tend to plan ahead or do you just go with the flow?
I am a big planner! I'm trying to get better with "going with the flow" so I don't seem like such a OCD/planner type haha but I really just prefer things to be organized and planned in advance- I think I have more fun that way! 
8. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you choose?
(copied from above)
Hmmm this is a hard one buttt in an ideal world I would visit my sister and her kids in Germany! I only get to see them about twice a year so I would love to visit them any chance I get! 
9. Do you color or highlight your hair?
Very, very subtle blonde highlights twice a year!
10. What is one movie you could watch again and again?
You've Got Mail! Such an oldie but goodie! 
11. What is your go-to outfit?
Riding boots, leggings, and a big comfy sweater paired with a cute scarf! 

Questions from Kels
1. What is your greatest fear?
This is really deep haha but I guess my greatest fear is dying alone :( but on a lighter note- I am seriously  afraid of insects! 
2. What is one item in your life you couldn't live without?
Probably my lap top and my phone- judge me but I really do rely on technology. 
3. Best moment of your life?
No possible way to determine this yet- I don't think I've had the opportunity to experience that many yet! 
4. If you could travel to any country where would it be and why?
Greece! Ever since I saw the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants- I've been dyingg to go there! (yes, it's been that long!) 
5. Favorite rap song? {Come on you know you have one!}
I actually don't haha like seriously I have no idea! 
6. First famous person crush?
Channing Tatum. The Vow. CANNOT WAIT. 
7. Most embarrassing moment?
Maybe today when I was leaving my classroom and tripped right out of my shoe and it flew down the hallway. Yep, that happened. 
8. Favorite TV show?
All-time favorite: Gilmore Girls. 
Current Fave: Hart of Dixie. 
9. What is your favorite part about blogging?
Meeting all different types of fabulous ladies that I would have otherwise never had the opportunity to meet! And it also opens my eyes to new movies, books, shopping, crafts, etc- things I would have otherwise might not have known about! 
10. Do you prefer city or country?
Well, I've been a city girl all my life so I don't know anything different! 
11. Best thing about blogging?
I think I answered this in number 9! 

Okay well there you have it! YAY for more regular (ish) blogging! Hope everyone had a good Monday! 


Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sunday Inspiration

Happy Sunday Readers! 

Can't wait to get back to a normal routine (and blogging schedule) this week! 
My first day at my internship is tomorrow! Wish me luck :) 

Saturday, January 21, 2012

I'm Back...!

Happy Saturday Readers! 

First of all, I apologize for going MIA the last week! I've missed blogging and keep up with all of you so much! But after a crazy, sleepless week I'm finally back in action! Recruitment is finally over and we have 51 new alpha xis! All the stress, sleepless nights and cheering was most definitely worth it! I love all our new babies already and I can't wait to get to know them better. Here are some photos recapping the last week: 

Day 1 of Recruitment: Go AEPhi! 

Day 2: Philanthropy Night 

Day 3: Alphas in Wonderland 

Day 4: Pref Night 

This was by far the most emotional night of the entire weekend. Going through my last preference night and having the opportunity to deliver a senior speech was so so special. I can't believe it was my last pref and really made me dread graduation! 


Bid Night! One of my favorite nights of the year- when we get to welcome our new members into the chapter! It's such a great and fulfilling way to end a great weekend! 

And then last night we had our first social of the semester. It was high school stereotypes so all the seniors decided to be a marching band! We looked ridiculous (and maybe more like magicians) but it was so so fun!

Starting this week, I'll be able to get back to a regular schedules and I start my internship on Monday! I can't wait to see what it has in store for me! I look forward to catching up with all your lovely blogs also! 


Saturday, January 14, 2012

Rise and Shine...It's Recruitment Time!

Hello my lovely blogger friends! 

I will have to take a break from the blogging world for a few days because it's officially FORMAL RECRUITMENT TIME! This is the day my chapter has worked all year to prepare for and at the end of this weekend (a long, tiring, and sometimes stressful weekend) we will have 60 new members!! The best time of the year! 

I'll update you all next week but until then...wish me good luck! 

ps thank you so much to those bloggers who tagged me in posts! I can't wait to participate next week.  


Thursday, January 12, 2012

It's OK Thursdays!

Happy Thursday Readers! 

I hope everyone is having a good week! Today is dreadful in Boston- super cold and sooo much rain! Walking outside is like taking a shower!! Today I'm linking up with Neely and Amber for It's OK Thursdays! 

It's OK...that I'm all settled into my apartment! My mom took me back on Tuesday afternoon and I spent all of yesterday grocery shopping, unpacking and organizing. It feels so good to be settled again! I hate when everything is scattered and not unpacked! 

It's OK...that I ordered that L.L. Bean coat that I've had my eye on! Problem is- by the time I got around to ordering, the sale was over. I was SO disapointed! Lesson learned- don't let a good sale pass you by! But then this afternoon I got a 20% coupon- so I ended up getting the coat in black for the same price! YAY! (inset happy dance!) 

It's (really) OK...how excited I am for the monogram swap hosted by Ashley and Crystal! I've become obsessed with anything monogrammed so this is the perfect swap! And since chances are I won't be celebrating valentines day haha this will be the perfect thing to cheer me up! 

It's OK...that BU Formal Recruitment starts on Saturday! Even though recruitment is really tiring and can be very stressful, I'm still excited for it, especially since it's my last one! Just need to put the finishing touches on my senior speech and I'll be all set! 

It's (really) OK...that I've gotten my butt back to the gym the last two days! Running and home- workouts were alright at home but I'm happy to be back at the gym and back to a routine. 

What are you OK with today?!


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

We Have a Winner! And Top 5 Tuesday!

Happy Tuesday Readers!

First off, we have a winner for Pink Zin's first ever giveaway! (drum roll please...)

Congratulations to Sarah from Simply Sarah! Please email me so I can get this giveaway to you!

Now moving on to one of my favorite link ups- Top 5 Tuesday with Rachel from Just Peachy! This week's theme is Top 5 School Supplies! I absolutely love buying and collecting school supplies since I was a little girl. I like to buy everything to color coordinate and match (call me OCD- that's fine!). Since I've worked at Lilly Pulitzer all of my stationary now comes from the store- i just can't help it! All of the pens and notebooks are just so cute! Since this is my last semester of classes, probably ever since I don't think I'll be attending grad school, it means it's probably the last time it's socially acceptable to carry around a pencil case full of pens and highlighters with matching note books and folders :( (insert depression here...)

Just Peachy

1. Lilly Pulitzer Pencil Case! 
I need a pencil case to carry around my highlighters, pens and such! I used to use a Vera Bradley case but after working at Lilly this past summer, I switched to this! 

(It holds everything perfectly!)

2. Pens! Pens! Pens! 
My favorite are the blue Bic Ultra Round Stic- I use those to take notes in, my aephi pen, and I just purchased the personalized pin from Etsy! 

3. My lifesaver- Bic, 4 Color Pen! This is my lifesaver! I used to carry around different colored pens but this was just such a space saver! I need to color-code my planner or else my anxiety is up the wall (a tad crazy- I know) so this pen is necessary!

4. Lilly Pulitzer Planner in Luscious! 
My LIFE is in this planner! Everything I do, need is written in here! I've used a Lilly planner for the past two years but I think after graduation, I'm going to switch to something new! 

5. Notebooks and post-it notes!
NECESSARY to keep my organized-I have many different types and sizes but my favorite are the ones from Lilly of course!! 

Sorry for the delay of this post- but errands this morning and the drive back to Boston left me no time on the computer! 

Congrats again to Sarah and please email me so I can get your giveaway to you!