Sunday, February 28, 2010

Oh, hello Spring-wear

Spring is officially on the way and I could not be more ready as I pour over the latest J. Crew catalogue. Hopefully sooner, rather than later, I'll be sporting these fresh looks amid cherry blossoms and sunny days. Waking up to weather in the mid-40's this morning, I can just feel the brink of springtime approaching.

Confession, picked this cute tee up over the weekend.

I'm also loving the interview profiles on J. Crew's Web site, featuring the masterminds behind the spring collection. What an awesome way to make your brand even more personable.

It's been a while, but I'm back!

Oh goodness, folks, I feel like it's been forever since I last updated everyone. Life's been very busy lately, also the fact that I didn't have Internet at home for nearly 2 weeks put a damper on my blogging habits.

But, alas, I have fun new life updates! One, I finally have my very own big girl job! This past week marked my first few days at my new work home and I couldn't be happier to being work with a very passionate, hard-working team. As you know, I so frequently dreamed about the day when I'd be able to declare that I've officially started my career and now here I am, at last. Expect a full update very soon! Two, I've been asked to be the guest, alumna blogger for my sorority! So, for the next few months you can also find me here.

Lastly, I'd like to ask all of you to head on over to STA Travel to vote for my beautiful little to win this awesome travel internship. Below you'll find her application video, where she puts her broadcast journalism skills to good use.

Hope everyone has a wonderfully relaxing Sunday. I'm spending the last few moments of the weekend catching up on the USA/Canada hockey game... team USA!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Baking for Good

If you've been to my apartment at all, you've probably notice that my cooking abilities are limited to any of the following: spaghetti, macaroni and cheese, and take-out. Cooking is quite honestly, not my forte. I'm terrible at deciding when the chicken is fully cooked and it's exhausting trying to make an entire meal, just for yourself. But baking, on the other hand, is something I'll fully get behind. For Christmas, my step-dad bought me Southern Living's Best Loved Cookies cookbook and amid this blizzard, it's getting some use!

I also recently stumbled upon the awesome online bake sale site Baking for Good. Not only do the founders (and bakers) at this site serve up some delicious looking baked goods, they're devoted to donating 15 percent of every purchase on the site to the cause of your choice. Currently, the site's featured nonprofit is the Lincoln Center Theater's Open Stages Education Program, encouraging economically disadvantaged students in the NYC area to develop deeper interests in the arts.

So in case you're still looking for some Valentine's Day ideas, these mouth-watering treats will not only satisfy your sweet tooth, but also allow you to do some good.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Valentine Round-up

With Valentine's Day just a few days away, I thought I'd share a round-up of my favorite valentines found on Etsy. I think with the additional 20 inches of snow on the way, the spring-like feeling evoked in some of these cute designs has me dreaming of the warm and sunny weather I love.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Snow days

This weekend, D.C. again experienced snowmaggedon (part deux). With more than two feet of snow predicted, the roomie and I headed over to her bf's house to snow ourselves in for the weekend. Between Friday and Saturday, the D.C. metro area received about 32 inches worth of snow!

As last year I was in Tampa during the SuperBowl, watching the game take place in my home state again I realized how surreal it is to be in a completely different area a year later. While my best friends texted me from their waterfront, warm homes, I watched nearly three feet of snow surround my new home. It's really amazing how much changes in a year.

But, as usual, we made the most of the snow, building igloos, snow forts and drinking lots of hot chocolate.

Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend!