Monday, November 14, 2011

Manic Monday!

On the list for today:
Reference Page for my Research Paper
Descriptive Linguistics Online Exercises
Descriptive Linguistics Online Quiz
Math Homework
2 3pg. Author Analysis Papers
Then work from 4-7.

So far I have finished items 1,2 and 3.. I will begin item 4 shortly.

My brain hurts already.
But I must tread on!

Tell me something.. is everyone this busy specifically today, or are manic Mondays the usual for everyone?

I am having to do all this work today in order to pace myself for the wonderful weekend my girl cousins and I are having!
Thursday we will be watching the Midnight Premiere of the twilight saga movie #Breaking Dawn. (eeeeek!) I am excited to say the least.

Friday morning we are going to be traveling up to San Antonio to see Jake Owen and Brantly Gilbert in concert.

While we are there I have every intention to shop around, eat well, and not worry about coming home to a truck load of homework.

Happy very manic monday everyone,
Lauren

Thursday, November 3, 2011

trendy thursday!

Some days it's just better to pretend.
If I had my way, I would've worn this.


this eye catching akong necklace


this topshop tee

these a&f's
these little cuties, mexicana black studs boots

SOOO much better than my dorky work uniform.

Happy Thursday,
Lauren




















Tuesday, November 1, 2011

if you like it then you should have put a pin on it!

Alright, people of the virtual world I have wonderful news for you.
There is a fabulous new site that everyone should know about. Okay so myspace was cool, facebook is cool and twitter is fun right?

If you are usin' any of the hip online social networking sites here is the next one to look out for.
I feel like a pretty good amount of the friends in my circle know about Pinterest.
However for those of you that don't stay tuned in to what I am about to tell you.

This site offers tons of "pins" for you to put on your "pinboard".
It is basically a slew of images related to: clothing, recipes, home decor, DIY projects, event ideas, technology etc. etc.
You make a profile and save the images by pinning them to your profile.

On the site I found..

my dream bed room

these wonderful miumiu heels

the recipe for these parmesan knots

and party decor inspiration for my bff's upcoming bridal shower

The knowledge to be the cutest, and craftiest lady on the block is at your fingertips!

Men, don't think that you need not apply. There is even a pin tab for Men's apparel.

So go now and request an invite to join. You can start searching pins right away while you wait for your invite. It is seriously fun and a little addicting. We all know we need one more distraction right?

happy pinning,
Lauren 


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

well hello there!

It's been quite sometime since my last blog.

I had a little spare time and I thought I would catch everyone up (I say everyone like tons of people read this) on what I have been up to.

Since my last blog I have..

Left for the summer to work in the small town of Lagarto, Texas at the best camp ever, Camp Zephyr.


I had a wonderful time working in the middle of God's beautiful nature with awesome people that I had/now consider my family.
Don't get me wrong, I wasn't always very happy to wake up at 7:00, serve mash potatoes to loud teenagers or work under the scorching sun. Although, I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to bring glory to God through serving there.
It was a tiring, beautiful, amazing, summer and I am so fortunate!


I am also very fortunate to still be dating this wonderful man. He is honestly a physical embodiment of the Lord's blessings in my life. I have only met a few people, apart from my family, that treat me with honesty, love, and respect all the time. He is one of the reasons I try to be better. Is that cliche? Yeah sure. Call me corny, but I really would go to the moon and back for this guy. :)


I turned 21! Totally monumental age, I bet you are thinking I did something awesome? It was definitely my kinda awesome. I had a birthday celebration underneath our lovely pergola with my family, a shopping day with my honey, and a movie/munchie night with my best friend. Lots of fun with the people I love <3
BTW, I received my first pair of real cowgirl boots for my birthday from Nathan. Told you he is great.


I have also been blessed to find a job working at a local yogurt joint that just opened up near my university.. Cherry Blossom Yogurt the yogurt there is awesome ya'll and I am not just saying that! Stop by and visit me sometime :)

I also returned to UTPA to continue my English degree. I can almost see graduation in the distance. I am scheduled to graduate December 2012. However, I have been having some apprehension about the minor I complete. I have even been thinking about double majoring. If I make changes that could delay my graduation. So say a prayer if you can that I be given guidance from the Lord on how to decide on my degree.

I will do my best to write as often as I can!

Love from little Edinburg,
Lauren

 

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

oh shoes!

Today I got out of work at 2, it was a miracle that they scheduled me at that time.
Then on top of that I decided to clean/clear out my closet?!
That's one of my least favorite things to do.. It is sooo time consuming!

Anyhow, I was looking at all my wonderful shoes and decided that it might be time to pass them along. 
I don't wear a lot of them very often and they might make someone else happy. I really don't need a heel surplus.

Here are some of the keepers--my faithful ladies.

 pink ladies:
worthington flower print, leopard wedge (they say drop dead on the heel!) and my candies rose glitter
business ladies:
gianni bini suede and stud, vintage shoes-black satin, fabulaire grey snake
funky ladies:
boutique multicolor kittens, hot topic studded wedge
chic ladies:
guess stud ruffle kittens, red buckle slingbacks
my go to ladies:
target rhinestone wedge


what can I say? I love shoes ;)

xo,
Lauren

Monday, April 18, 2011

high apple pie in the sky hopes..

That's right.

Here are pictures of how I would of spent my day in my "dream home".

waking up in this bed
eating breakfast in this kitchen
sitting out on this porch
being cozy in this living room 
getting squeaky clean in this bathroom
eat dinner and finish my day out here

Thank you Libby Grantham for the cute blog idea.

xo, 
Lauren


Sunday, April 17, 2011

It's on my "to see" list.

I really want to see Water For Elephants.
I believe the movie is set in between the 1920's and 1930's which is great. I love everything about the fashion during that time.

Fashion tangent anybody?

Menswear for women with girly accessories was a big deal. I can't argue with that, I want to be just as comfy as the boys and still look sweet!

This is how I would do that fashion for right now.

beaded and embellished blouses
slouchy trouser
cute sneeks or flats
and if you are feeling daring enough.. throw a cute turban or scarf up top.


The fashion tangent has now been concluded.



I love when movies are just like this one here. The costumes, characters and story all seem like something I can be involved with for a few hours.

Lastly, (excuse my twi-geekyness) but I kind of adore Edward Cullen. Tease me if you want. 

xo,
Lauren

Thursday, April 14, 2011

can't stand the heat?

Get some shorts on!
The weather is heating up and its time to stuff your jeans back in the dresser. I, for one, am all about the shorts. I wear them up until the latest part of the year, right before winter. Now that the "winter" weather is behind and spring is here it's time for shorts. I am choosing to forgo the standard denim this season.. shorts with a cute detail (prints, bows or gathering are all great) can be paired with basically any top, so dress them up or down.

Here are some of my favorite finds:)


anthropologie silk crepe

kain label striped drawstring
cynthia rowley sequined evening

mara hoffman electric garden
rachel antonoff wear your heart


These are just a few of the beautiful shorts I saw.. I am sure there will be more!


xo,
lauren







Sunday, April 10, 2011

lauren presents: the best place ever--camp zephyr

This weekend I had the chance to make my way up to Zephyr for a work weekend, and boy was it work! I had it in my mind to barrage the multitudes with beautiful photos of lovely Camp Zephyr, but I quickly got caught up in the amount of work the staff needed to do.

I did, however, manage to take a few photos! enjoy :)

                                                                  one way to zephyr!
don't forget the music..
a few cds later and we are seeing signs for lagarto.. hooray:)
FM 3162 stuck behind a bus--but the sky is looking big, blue, and beautiful.
in about 20 minutes time, the gates, at last!
*sigh*
more camp beauty 
**double sigh**


There is more to Camp Zephyr than green grass and full, beautiful trees. It's a place for lots of fun, making friends, and hanging with fellow Christians. Myself, and plenty of others, have the Lord to thank for the blessing of Zephyr.

If you have not been and would be interested in it here is a link to the website.
Take a look around the site and see what the camp has to offer you.

Also, be sure to become a fan of Camp Zephyr on Facebook! 
By becoming a fan you will be able to see updates from camp (i.e. groups that visit, renovations, and of course the gorgeous campus.)

Thursday, April 7, 2011

little miss newbie

I have been on the fence about starting a blog for a long time. I always see so many blog posts that are ahh-mazing and I always ending up thinking to myself.. "Gosh, I don't think I am that cool."
But I am going to take a shot at it..

As of late, I have been extremely consumed with my mom's 49th birthday party that we will be hosting next Saturday at our house. It's exciting, because we (I mean my brothers and I) are now old enough to create a party for her, just the way she does for us. So we (and this time I mean mostly me) have been working tirelessly on decorations for her party! We aren't planning on making it a huge affair, mostly family will attend. However, I was in the mood to amp up the party in a special way for a very special lady!

For her birthday festivities, my mom was longing for animal prints.
Here is a sneak peek of the jungle fabulosity, brewing in the January household.

metallic tissue paper pom poms, decorative ribbon chandeliers, animal print invites and envelope seals are all an order for my momma's birthday bash!


My brothers, father and I are all planning on making this party an event she won't forget :)

and maybe we can even get her into a pair of these
maybe not..


xo,
Lauren