Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Formal & Other Fun Things

I'm still trying to get caught up! I guess that's what happens when you go several weeks without publishing anything.

April has been a crazy busy month, but it's been a lot of fun. I've had to work hard on a lot of projects for school, but I've also just been doing a lot of fun things with friends and family too.

First off, just because she's so adorable (I may be a bit biased though......), I have to start off this post with a picture of my sweet pup.

The weather around here has been pretty gorgeous these last few weeks, so one weekend my family went downtown to the Banks for dinner. I absolutely love going down there since it's a new development right along the river. We went to a restaurant called the Yard House. It was my first time going there, and I really enjoyed it.

I absolutely love this city.

Every time I look at this picture I crack up, since it was my dad's idea to take a selfie ;)

My family always has a bet for the NCAA brackets - the loser has to buy everyone else Graeter's. Unfortunately I lost this year......

A couple Wednesdays ago, I had a test in one of my classes and then my class that I usually have after that was cancelled, so I decided last minute to go with a few friends to Taste of Belgium for waffles. Delicious!

On the 12th, my sorority had our formal. I loved high school dances, but I think college formals might be even more fun since you pretty much know all of the girls there. I re-wore my prom dress since I love it still so much.

Some of my sweet friends from my pledge class! I had so much fun dancing with these girls all night ;)

I really love college - I'm a little sad my first year is already almost over. I've made so many new friends already, and I can't wait to see where the rest of college takes me!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Finals....EEEK!

This week is finals week. As in, after my exam on Thursday, I will be completely done with my freshman year of college. What?! How did that happen?

The rest of this week is going to be a little crazy, and I realize I've been doing a terrible job of blogging anyway, but it may be another week or two until I get back in my normal rhythm of blogging. I've missed posting, so I am looking forward to getting completely caught up since there are some things still from March that I haven't posted about but that I would like to. I think that once summer really starts, I'll be back to my normal posts!

As for now though, I thought I would work on getting a little caught up on some of the fun things that have happened since I last posted.....

This semester, I didn't have Friday class (although it seemed like I was still up at UC for something just about every Friday). One Friday at the end of March I had to go in for class (my Monday only class met on Friday - I'm still trying to figure that one out too). Anyway, my mom and I went and had breakfast at First Watch, one of my absolute favorite breakfast places just for fun!

We also got BonBonerie cookies since we were out that way. My favorite!

That Friday night my sorority had our annual fundraising event for Prevent Child Abuse America. We all had to work it, and it ended up being super fun. I'm already looking forward to next year's!

The event was "Taste of Clifton" where we sold small food samples from local restaurants. I thought it was a great idea, and we were able to raise a lot of money from it.

We also celebrated Red's Opening Day a few weeks ago, which is basically a regional holiday around Cincinnati. The last few years on Opening Day we've got together with my aunt and cousins, so we decided to continue the tradition and celebrate with some Mexican food and sopapillas!

Why is she so cute even when she's just been caught chewing up tissues? Ha!

For one of my classes, I had to do a project on the Cincinnati Zoo. It ended up being a really fun project since I love the Zoo so much. One of my friends and I were able to meet with a few people from the Zoo (including the president of the Zoo which was so fun!), and we ended up visiting the Zoo two Fridays in a row. I learned a lot about the Zoo and as a result of the project, we were able to get the Zoo a $700 donation for their sustainability efforts. I love that I live in a city with such a great zoo!


The giraffes are my favorite.

They even have a baby camel at the Zoo - so cute!

I've also been spending a lot of afternoons/evenings on the couch doing homework with Coco cuddled up next to me :)



I hope you all had a great Easter. I've still got a bunch of things to catch up on, but I'll do that another day. Have a fabulous week!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Project 365: March 2014

March was another fun month. One of my favorite things about Project 365 is being able to look back at the end of each month at all of the good things that happened!

March 1 - Kappa Delta Mother's Weekend!

March 2 - Winter storm rolling in....escaped for a little while to get Rock Bottom but had to skip Evita to get back home.

March 3 - Had a tough time getting out of the subdivision this morning since I had school on this snow day!

March 4 - Mardi Gras treats at work today!

March 5 - Is it pathetic when dinner turns out to be one of the highlights of the day?

March 6 - Taking over my bed....

March 7 - Someone is enjoying this warmer weather!

March 8 - Celebrated doing well on our OV exam with a trip to Graeter's!

March 9 - YESSSS!!

March 10 - Such a silly girl!

March 11 - Felt like summer today and it was absolutely amazing.

March 12 - Pretty sky on my drive home tonight!

March 13 - Someone is crying because she doesn't want to be with me but wants mom instead..... :(

March 14 - Wearing my wedges for the first time this year as I head out to Yagoot, Rookwood, and Target on my first day of spring break!

March 15 - Had a great day of relaxing, painting my nails, going to dinner, and having a bonfire at our family friend's!

March 16 - The fact that she just decided to lay on my pillow makes her such a diva dog!

March 17 - Made cookies just  for fun tonight!

March 18 - Went to Incline House for dinner with Danielle tonight!

March 19 - Started my new book today which is totally me!

March 20 - Successful Kenwood shopping day with Danielle!

March 21 - Such a fabulous day! Met Dad downtown for lunch at First Watch and Yagoot, got a cupcake from Abby Girl Sweets to go, worked on cake pops, walked at the park since it was sunny & 65, read my book outside, and watched a movie.

March 22 - Chilling with Coco between a Kenwood trip and babysitting.

March 23 - Made a batch of just for fun summer themed cake pops for the first day back from spring break tomorrow!

March 24 - Had chocolate all the way from Belgium today!

March 25 - Got my new purse in the mail today!

March 26 - One of the best things to come to after a busy day: good ice cream :)

March 27 - Getting a sneak peek of Shamrock pinwheels!

March 28 - Had so much fun at Shamrock tonight!

March 29 - Yes, that would by my dog sleeping with her head propped up on a pillow.

March 30 - Spending the evening with Coco after a day of Greek Games and a KBS meeting!

March 31 - Opening Day dinner at Cancun's!

I hope you all had a great March. I'm still in disbelief that it's April already!