Dec 10, 2010

Hello, Goodbye

Between gearing for for final exams, finding out I have to move dorms next semester, and saying goodbye to friends for the holiday it's been a crazy week! How have y'all been doing? Also, I've reached 50 followers! Thank you so much! I'll be hosting a giveaway in the next week! Thank you for all your sweet comments on my last post; I'll try to respond to y'all as soon as possible!


Pistachio - Cocoa Nib Macarons With Bourbon Buttercream and Drunken Pumpkin Bourbon Tart With Mascarpone Cream  ? Yes, please!


Totally loving the idea of making my own snowglobes, and these snowy balloon ornaments are too cute!

Santa, Anthropologie’s Into Midnight Ring just made my wish list! 

Saturday night a group of friends got together to eat tasty food from Top Spice (the tofu curry was divine!) and say goodbye to the seniors who are graduating early. It was a ton of fun, but bittersweet! 

Sunday I spent doing some finals work and watching Mission Impossible with a friend. I’ve never seen it, and I’m not sure what I think, but Tom Cruise was certainly entertaining! That night I went out with some of my sorority family to celebrate my Great-Grand Big’s birthday at Maggiano’s, which is a nice Italian restaurant. I got the most amazing eggplant parmesan, and they gave me an order of ricotta gnocchi in a tomato vodka sauce to take home with me; yum!

Monday was the last day of classes, which was such a relief. Now I just have four finals and a 6,000 word essay all due before next Tuesday. Eeep! 


Tuesday night my whole sorority family went to Copeland’s Cheesecake Factory. I got French onion soup, which was tiny, but pretty good! I’m not sure I’d recommend the restaurant, though. Afterward my big. grand-big, and I went to CafĂ© Intermezzo, a European Coffeehouse, where we all got big mugs of hot chocolate. It was amazing! I got a “deluxe” hot cocoa, my big got Nutella hot chocolate, and my grand-big got Mexican hot chocolate. They were all phenomenal, and the place was adorable inside—dark, and full of candles, mirrors, and small tables. Afterward  I gave my big and grand-big Christmas presents and then my grand-big had my big and I try on some of her old clothes that don’t fit anymore (I scored some pretty sweet things!). It was a crazy, awesome night.


On Wednesday my college hosted a Harry Potter Midnight Breakfast, and it was so much fun! The whole dining hall was decorated, and they played Harry Potter music. There was an “HP” ice sculpture, and one of the words was dressed as Hagrid—including stilts and a pink umbrella! There were loads of yummy breakfast foods, and even butterbeer. It was a great way to round out a night of studying!

( shirt: Old Navy, Black Jeans: J.Crew, Boots: Bass Outlet )

There’s going to be a big change to my life (and outfit pictures!) next semester . I signed a housing contract with the sorority, and I got “pulled” out of a lottery to live in the sorority lodge, which means I have to leave my roommate, whom I adore. I was devastated! I tried to fight it, but didn’t feel right putting someone else in the same position. I’m trying to look on the bright side and see this as a huge opportunity. Hopefully it all works out and I love it!

Listening to:
first single - the format