Monday, September 24, 2012


A few nights ago, Rachel, Austin, Chris, Chris's roommate and I went out for pizza and sangria at the cutest little restaurant near our apartment. 
It's called Gina's and is adorable.
See, isn't it adorable?
The decor is all deep pink and white.  This place is literally what I would want my restaurant to look like if I owned one.
Unfortunately I was too hungry and forgot to take photos of my food and sangria, but they were both SO good.
As is typical in NYC, half of their seating is outdoors on the sidewalk, and it was so nice to sit outside, people watch, and enjoy conversation with friends.
Isn't Gina's just perfect? I love it. 

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Weekly Gratitude

I'm thankful that I am fortunate enough to have a good paying job.  There are so many people that live in NYC that are just scraping by, and I feel so lucky to have a good-paying, challenging job.
 I'm thankful to have the opportunity to be in Texas this week! It's going to be so much fun!
I'm thankful for the great NYC weather. Im used to it still being 90 outside, so the 75 degree temps are welcome.
I'm thankful that so many stores are having sales.  I needed some serious sweaters for work, and I was able to get a few without spending too much. 
I'm thankful to have gizmo with me.  It always brightens my day when I get home and see him.  He is such a big baby, and I love him so much. 
I'm thankful to have so many opportunities in my life.  I know I complain a lot, but I truly am thankful to have been raised by great parents and be able to embark on my own adventures.
What are you thankful for today?

Saturday, September 22, 2012

I'm a Terrible Blogger

You guys.  I've really been neglecting my blog, and I feel bad about it.
I just started my new job this week, and I was so tired after work everyday that I just didn't feel like blogging.  But I am making a promise that from now on I'm going to be a better blogger.
I'm leaving for Texas tomorrow for my national training, so I am going to be writing like crazy today and tomorrow to be ready for the week!
Happy Saturday, everyone. And GO VOLS!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Home Sweet Home

Since I've been in my new apartment for 2 weeks now, I thought I'd take you on a little tour of my bedroom!

My bed--excuse the clothes laying on it

Desk area--almost through the first round of studying for Financial!!

Gizmo's area/my makeshift getting ready area.

So far I'm not crazy about my room.  I'm not sold on the rug, and I'm not crazy about the spot I have to get ready in.  But our bathroom is teeny tiny so this will do for now.  I'm also in SERIOUS need of wall hangings. Hopefully that will be taken care of soon, along with my parents mailing me my tv from home.

Later this week, I'll take you through the rest of the house, because right now I seriously need to get to studying. 

I can't believe tomorrow is my first day of work!!! Say a little prayer for me--I'm nervous!!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Back in the New York Groove

I'm home!!

I've been in my new apartment for almost 2 weeks...I can't believe its been so long since I've written!!

We've been so busy unpacking, building furniture, and getting our rooms finished that it seems like we've only been here for a few days.  We finally got internet and cable today, and have just a few more touches to put on the apartment until we're completely finished "moving in."

It feels so crazy that this is my apartment.  For a whole year.

New York is so perfect. I LOVE it here.

And don't worry, I'll give you guys a tour as soon as we're finished with the inside of the apt.  Does anyone have any good recommendations of places in NYC to buy wall decor? I'm at a loss, and I can't find anything I like online.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Dress U

I had such a great time with my dad at last night's Tennessee game!! It was such a fun time, and I am SO happy they won! And for those of you who may have noticed--yes, I graduated from Carolina, but I was raised a Tennessee fan. My allegiances will ALWAYS be with the Orange and White!

While we were at the pregame fan fest, I noticed a cute little shop selling game day dresses.  The company is called Dress U, and they set up tents at tons of games around the country.  I took a peek at their website, and here were a few of my favorite pieces (all at great price points):

The Paige Gameday Dress {orange/navy} 
The Paige Gameday Dress

This dress is my favorite on the site--I love the bow!! And this is PERFECT for an Auburn fan!

The Darlene Gameday Dress {gold} 
The Darlene Gameday Dress 

The Hallie Gameday Dress {garnet/black} 
The Hallie Gameday Dress

The Gameday Queen {orange/white} 
The Gameday Queen

I've seen this last one floating around tons of boutiques in Columbia, so I'm sure its a popular choice for fall.  

Be sure to check out Dress U! Happy opening weekend!