31 May 2012

Foodie Pen Pals

About a month ago I posted about my April Foodie Pen Pals package, and today is the reveal for May! I was lucky at got another really great "pen pal." I told her that I liked chocolate and almonds, and she did awesome.  Check out below for some pictures

Included in my box was:
Coffee and cream covered almonds
Yogurt covered almonds
Milk Chocolate crisps (kind of like chocolate potato chips, minus the chip)
Chocolate almond spread
And a pepper grinder, except instead of peppercorns there are coffee beans, sugar crystals, and chocolate shavings!

So delicious with graham crackers!

This is my third time doing the foodie pen pals program, if you'd like to sign up, head over to Lindsey's blog and check it out!

22 May 2012

So far

Yesterday I started my internship, and although I wish I had taken a few outfit pictures, it was rainy and I've sadly gotten out of the habit.  My first day I wore a cream and black printed dress with a skinny gold belt and black pumps, and then today I went classic and wore a black pencil skirt with a black and white ruffle blouse (that the Chief Operating Officer complimented me on!) 

So far my internship is going really well; the company is letting me do so much!  It's also just really awesome to get to work with a non-profit that I'm personally passionate about.  

Something not so awesome though- I was curling my hair Sunday afternoon and the iron slipped out of my hand... And onto my face.  Thanks to that, I now have a scarface looking burn from the corner of my mouth down to my chin.  Awesome, right?  To top it off, because I did it Sunday, I have no idea how to explain it to my new wo-workers, who haven't yet seen the "normal" me.  For now, I just haven't mentioned it- and neither have they... I'll let you know how that one goes.  

How has everyone's first few weeks of summer gone?  Any embarrassing moments like mine?

19 May 2012


I had been reading about Birchbox, and similar deals for a few weeks and decided to give it a try.  Basically, it's a $10 monthly subscription (also available one-at-a-time) for a mystery package containing samples of really nice beauty products.  To make sure you will be satisfied with your monthly package, you take a quiz on your beauty routine and preferences.  

This month the box was Gossip Girl themed, and contained expensive yet classic products.  Included were:
Dior Mascara (fill-size, $28.50)
Dior Perfume (full-size, $62-$102)
Miracle Skin Transformer Body SPF 20 (full-size, $34)
Shu Uemura Cleansing Shampoo (full-size, $55)
not pictured- xoxo notecard (set of 12, $10)

I'm really excited to try the products from this month- especially the moisturizer.  Although I had never thought about paying for samples before, I like the idea of getting to try some expensive products I'd likely never buy.  Plus, it's just fun to have a cute little package to unwrap once a month :)

If you end up trying Birchbox or something similar, I'd love to hear your take on it!

13 May 2012

Sweet Summertime

With finals wrapping up this past week, it's been quite hectic out here.  Thankfully, they weren't too bad, and after finishing my tests I got to spend a wonderful night out for the birthday of one of my best friends before packing up and heading home. 

I'm currently home in Knoxville to celebrate my little sister's high school graduation tomorrow (yay!!) but will be moving for the summer to... Washington, DC!

As I mentioned a few posts back, I was really stressed out about finding a great internship for this summer- going into the application process I figured it would be pretty simple, as I already have two internships and 5 years work experience under my belt... false.  I applied to countless positions, was fortunate enough to interview for several... but then reached mostly dead ends.  Although I would love to get into travel and tourism marketing, I had really been thinking about going into the non-profit sector.  After praying about it, I happened to see a job notice on twitter; of course I jumped on it.  Less than a week later, I found out that I was being offered the incredible internship- Intern for Marketing and Brand Development at the National 4-H Center.

I'm soooo excited to get started (a week from tomorrow!) and to spend the summer in our nation's capitol. One of my most fashionable friends from Spain lives there, and we already have some lovely weekend plans in the works :)  Another little exciting thing- some of the American girls I met while studying abroad will be having a reunion over the 4th of July in Washington, DC.  Since we're normally scattered all over the country, it's something we're all looking forward to.  

I did some DIY projects today and can't wait to share them as soon as they're finished- so yay for new blog content!  

I hope everyone is enjoying Mother's Day and your summers are off to just as wonderful a start as mine!!