April 15, 2011

Pearls are a (Southern) Girl's Best Friend!

Every Southern girl owns at least 1 pair of pearls.  I have 5-ish pairs, not to mention the non-studs!  Pearls are a great way to add a little class and polished look to your outfit.  Here are a few ways to incorporate pearls into any outfit.


I think I wore that first outfit sometime this week... I love that pearls can be worn with almost anything! I wish I had the pearl embellished sweater and how adorable is the men's watch with the outfit? And I have the earrings in outfit #2.  Those earrings always get compliments!  I always wear my pearl bracelet; I feel naked without it and my F.R.O.G. bracelet!  Try this: go a week wearing pearls with every outfit, and you'll never want to not wear pearls!

Shine this week. :)

April 14, 2011

Inspiring Taylor Swift Lyrics Part I

Listening to Taylor Swift (sometimes) just makes my day 10 times better.  You know how you use some songs for specific moments in your life.  Every T.S. song can be your theme song at some point.  (Some of them I don't listen to anymore!)  Here are some lyrics that will hopefully make your day just a little bit better.

Taylor Swift    

When you feel the world is crashing
All around your feet
Come running headlong into my arms

I'll never judge you
I can only love you
Come now running headlong into my arms

'Cause these things will change, can you feel it now?
These walls that they put up to hold us back will fall down
It's a revolution, the time will come for us to finally win

And I don't know how it gets better than this
You take my hand and drag me headfirst, fearless
And I don't know why but with you I dance
In a storm in my best dress, fearless

'Cause when you're fifteen and somebody tells you they love you
You're gonna believe them
And when you're fifteen, don't forget to look before you fall
I've found time can heal most anything
And you just might find who you're supposed to be
I didn't know who I was supposed to be at fifteen

Your very first day
Take a deep breath girl
Take a deep breath as you walk through the doors

I didn't realize how many T.S. songs there were... So this concludes Inspiring Taylor Swift Lyrics Part I.
Shine this week. :)

April 12, 2011

Lab Goggle Headaches

If you're in any sort of science lab like I am, you probably own a pair of lab goggles.

These things are terrible.
Not only are they ugly as all get out, but they leave those horrid marks on your forehead and cheeks. 
It seemed that every Tuesday around 2, I got strange looks from people walking around campus. 

Goggle lines.

Over my 4 semesters of chemistry labs, I have finally found a way to mostly get rid of those lines.
Most students have their goggles suctioned to their face.  Not me.  Mine are so loose that if my ponytail wasn't there to support the strap, they would fall right off my face.  Ok, maybe not that loose, but they are loose enough to where I don't feel much pressure on my cheeks.  Even if I do have lines on my face right after I take my goggles off, they are usually gone by the time I get my things together and walk out of the building.
Students also complain about their goggles getting foggy during lab, but I think its because their skin doesn't have any breathing room with goggles so tight on their face.  My goggles haven't fogged up once since I loosened them.
So just a little tip, loosen up your goggles.  You'll have less deep goggle lines, less fog, and less headaches.

Shine this week. :)

April 11, 2011

Elementary School and College

Elementary school is without a doubt one of the best periods of a student's life.  I mean, who didn't love naptime, show and tell, and the teachers who were there to help whenever we needed them?

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In a way, college is similar.
Here's how elementary school flashbacks can help you survive college.

Every now and then, classes can become overwhelming and it seems that college is more than you bargained for.  Sometimes, we just need a break.  Whether its taking a nap once in a while, releasing endorphins at the gym, or getting a mani-pedi, we all need to take a load off for just a little while when things become too stressful.  I'm not saying just push aside everything you need to get done, but prioritize and take some breaks.  

We were all taught in elementary school to share our crayons, cookies, and toys.  In college, share your ideas to your professors and classmates, time to help others, and advice to those who might just need it.  Sharing will help you build relationships which will be invaluable to you throughout your college and professional years.  Once you build those relationships, you'll begin networking which will boost your ability to do better and get farther.

That awesome teacher you looked up to.
Everyone remembers how helpful and cool their elementary school teachers were (well, most of them).  In the same way, college professors are extremely helpful, and once you get to know them, can be pretty cool.  Professors are there to help you learn, think, and graduate, not to destroy your life.  So be nice to them; they are more than willing to help you if you need it and (probably) won't laugh at you if you ask a dumb question.

Shine this week. :)

April 10, 2011

New Blog. New Bible Study. Psalms 1 & 2.

Psalms is one of my favorite books of the bible! Almost every emotion and situation can be found within this passage of God's Word. 

So how about 2 chapters a day? Sounds good to me.

v. 6 "For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked shall perish."
Isn't it amazing that out of all of God's creation He takes care of, He chooses to watch over us? As if He wasn't busy enough to help us on our paths of righteousness! 

v. 11 "Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling."
Not going to lie, this verse scares me. Rejoicing and trembling at the same time? Fear God? I've always struggled understanding the full meaning of fearing God. His Word relates "fear" to reverence, love, and responsibility. To fear God is that in order to have a relationship with Him, it is our responsibility to love and revere Him, just as we should love others whom we have relationships with. I pray this week that I will better understand what it means to fear the Lord. 

Shine this week. :)

April 9, 2011

Style Saturday

When you're out shopping this weekend, or going through your closet, look for clean lines and classy pieces to mix in a simplistic way.  Pearls enhance any outfit so invest in a pair, or two, or three, if you don't already have any. 
Style Saturday
I have pieces like these in my wardrobe; jean capris are perfect for spring when your transitioning between warm weather outside and class inside.  And who doesn't have a ruffly white blouse?  Khaki wedges will give you that extra height and style while keeping it low key.  A floral clutch will add that extra pop of color that will complete your simple and classy look.  Shine this week. :)