Jun 29, 2011

Just a reminder...

Because I don't have time to do an actual post,
here's a little friendly reminder.

Jun 26, 2011

Vega-Dale Wedding

On June 18, 2011, my Aunt Tess married Michael Dale and we welcomed him to our family with open arms. The wedding was absolutely beautiful, from the perfect weather to the love felt all around. The ceremony and reception were held at the Litchfield Country Club, located at Pawley's Island, S.C., near Myrtle Beach. It was great being reunited with most of my family members and witnessing the celebration of commitment shown between two people. After the ceremony, we danced the night away (literally). My family definitely knows how to break it down :]

This wedding was even more special because my Aunt gave me a chance to be even more a part of it by making me "Assistant Wedding Coordinator." Sure, it came with stress, but it definitely gave me an inside look on the planning and implementing of weddings and event planning. I was running around with my head cut off until about 20 minutes before the ceremony without realizing I actually needed my hair done and make-up, but all went well in the end and I even got to practice some photography skills :)

Here are just a few snapshots of the wedding.
I have about 300 more photos, but even those pictures just don't give the wedding justice!

I will explain more about my "southern" adventures in more detail later on.
It's been crazy, busy, fun and expensive (yikes!) but priceless.

Jun 14, 2011


Ah, my favorite scents!

Did you know?
  • Our sense of smell is the first to develop of all our sense? Even before we are born, our sense of smell is fully developed & functioning.
  • Tests show a 40% improvement in our mood when exposed to a pleasant fragrance?
  • A woman's sense of smell is keener than a man's.
  • Scent is the closest sense linked to memory.
 Above I have made a compilation of most of my favorite scents! There are a few that I'm missing, but other than that, these are my absolute favorite. I do believe that scents can alter my mood. I love smelling good, I love when things smell good and I love when other people smell good. Here are the names of the scents I enjoy:

1. Moschino's I love love (my "signature" scent)
2. Herbal Essence body envy (passionflower sunrise & pearl)
3. Bath & Body Works Aromatherapy Collection: Eucalyptus Mint
(I literally have the shampoo, condition, body wash, hand soap, candle, room spray and pillow mist.)
4. Dove Go Fresh Energizing Body Mist (grapefruit & lemongrass)
5. Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue (love it!)
6. Gap's Dream
7. Bath & Body Work's Midnight Pomegranate (a good winter scent)
8. The Body Shop's Satsuma!

Smell ya later!

Jun 10, 2011


Tom's shoes have expanded into eyewear, with of course, the One for One Movement in mind.
Now a new pair of shades can give sight. Literally.
For less than a pair of designer shades.

Check it out at: http://www.toms.com/eyewear/

If i wasn't trying to visit every crevass in the world right now, I would buy a pair.
It is definitely on the list.
If you have some money saved up and you were thinking about those RayBans...
forget about it! Buy Toms!

As for my personal update: My internships are really well. I can't stress how blessed I feel for these opportunities. The past few days have been nothing short of wonderful. Got to see one of my favorite bands (Mumford & Sons) with a handful of my favorite people. I will definitely update and expand on that later when I don't have 46,754 things to do on my to-do list. Oops. That's what happens when I disappear from the work place for two days.

Things are good.
And they just keep getting better.

Jun 1, 2011

With bangs and a bow

bows, bows, bows.
What can I say? I'm obsessed!
I've recently bought this lavender bow from Benny Peacock on Etsy. Considering I've recently decided to quit my part-time job to focus on my internships, I need to step away from the paypal account linked to etsy...seriously. I had good intentions for this bow though. Hopefully (if it goes well with my outfit), I will wear it for my Aunt's wedding coming up in a couple of weeks!

Aside from bows, things have been going really well!
My internships have been such a great experience thus far. Just on the first day I was able to write two press releases for the Summer Dance Series and Appalachian's Actors Series. (I've linked the stories!) They are short, simple press releases but I can't believe they've been published on the web! Other than that, I've been able to work with everyone in the department shadowing photo shoots, editing/proofing, writing and doing what public relations people do. I'm excited for the weeks to come! I recently went home for a couple days and nothing can explain the feeling of being home. There is just so much love.

Since I won't be waiting tables anymore (at least this summer) I need to find some creative ways of saving money in order for all these plans for the upcoming year can happen! Any ideas? I'll just eat ramen...but that still doesn't leave enough money for my plans! I'm not too worried. What's the point of making money when you can't even spend it?

I have much to look forward to this summer, and hopefully I can do it all within a budget!

7 days til Mumford and Sons (and Asheville)
17 days til my Aunt's wedding
20 days til my roadtrip to FL with my cousin (this includes Harry Potter world and adventures!)
37 days til MusicFest 'N Sugar Grove music festival
43 days til Harry Potter!
69 days til the Philippines
93 days til my 21st birthday

Hopefully in between those days I can get my life back to being organized and leave time for the things that I love doing - friends, family, travel, art and some r&r.

I vow to not take this long for another blog post.

Oh, did I mention I cut my bangs?