Friday, March 30, 2012

Pin It Friday!

Every week I'm more and more glad that I started doing Pin It Friday! While I do tend to have a hard time choosing ONLY 5 pins to share, and trying not to use one from the same boards as the week before, it's quite fun!

It's also funny to see HOW MANY pins I add just within 1 week, haha.

I hope you enjoy this week's selection of pins!

Have a great weekend!! :)

from my food & drink board:

 from my quotes board:

from my smile board:

from my Places I Want to Go board:

from my before I die board:

Thursday, March 29, 2012

BCM Ball!

One of the [many] things I've been involved when while at Longwood is BCM: Baptist Collegiate Ministries.  I started going the very first week of classes Freshman year, and I've been almost every week since!  Each Thursday, BCM meets for Connections: a local church makes us a homecooked meal (YUM), we do some type of game or activity, have worship, and then a speaker! It's quite fun, and it's another great time to hang out with friends!  My freshman suitemate/sophomore roommate/great friend for 4 years and I started going together that first week and we've sat together every. single. week!  I'm so thankful for her and the friends we share at BCM :)

This past Saturday was BCM Ball!!  I was pretty excited to get all dressed up and such :)

Before Ball, I met with my friend/staff member Kelsey and some of her residents/adopted residents :o) (who are such fun and sweet girls!) to take some pictures :

Kelsey =)

And when Matt arrived, I was able to get in the pics too ;)

<3 <3 <3 <3

This is "our spot" now ;)

And I just wanted to share a picture of my hair that I was excited about. Yes, that is a messy bun. I love my messy bun [although I'm starting to have too much hair for a good messy bun.. :( ]

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Lip Sync!!!

*You may have to wait a minute or two for these 2 videos to fully load!!*

Last week was an eventful week:
a) I didn't have nearly as much work/tests/quizzes as I usually do
b) I had something FUN to do each night (including weekend duty)
c) Every event reminded me of the fact that I'm graduating soon and these are all the things I'm going to miss about Longwood!

Last Wednesday was Lip Sync: where members of all of the social Greek sororities and fraternities put together a dance/singing routine and perform! 
I hadn't been since sophomore year, but this year I definitely had to go: Abby & Matt were both in it, along with many friends, residents, staff members, etc.  I went with 2 of my closest friends from Longwood, Emily & Kelsey, and we really enjoyed it (you can hear Kelsey talking in the beginning of the 2nd video :)

All of the Greek organizations did a wonderful job, but I have to say my favorites were ΣΣΣ (Sigma Sigma Sigma) & ΦΜΔ (Phi Mu Delta), and I'm probably biased by my decision.  Okay, so I'm really biased, but oh well! :)

You've got to check out these videos from Lip Sync to see what you missed!!!



Monday, March 26, 2012

Grapes Snack!

Right before Spring Break, on my Pin It Friday post, one of my pins was a grapes snack that looked so good and I wanted to try it over Spring Break.  Right before break, I saw that one of our family friends made these grapes and said they turned out great and were so good, so I definitely needed to try them too!  Here's how to make them...if you like grapes, you need to try this---soo delicious!

Jello Mix - Melon Infusion flavor

Buy some grapes
We got the Princess grapes--they taste better, right?

Rinse the grapes and leave them in a bowl still fairly wet.
Pour the jello mix onto a plate--don't pour it all out at once.  depending on how many grapes you have, you'll be able to use the same jello packet several times!
Take the grapes and individually roll them around in the jello mix.  They don't need to be completely covered, but you can cover them however much you want.

After rolling the grapes, put them in a bowl and keep them in the refrigerator for at least an hour before eating.


I actually ended up making these grapes several times over break, because I didn't realize how long the jello mix would last! You only use a little bit each time, so just save it and make more later!

If I remember correctly, the website this recipe came from called them 'sour grapes,' but I didn't find them sour at all--just extra sweet!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Pin It Friday!

5 more pins to share with you!!

from my movies & tv board:

 from my puppies board:

 from my cakes, cupcakes & desserts board:

 from my old school board:

 and finally, since the movie came out today.......

happy weekend time!!!! :)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Spring Break!

I wrote yesterday that I didn't do ANY school work or anything over break.  It was WONDERFUL not having something I had to do each day. I loved it!

So then what was I doing each day over break?  Well, let's take a look!

I already said that Monday I went to Belle Isle with my cousin, Gabby (you saw those pics yesterday!). But here are a few more..

Tuesday, Matt made his YUMMY barbeque at my house and we invited Papa over for dinner too.  He and Mom loved his barbeque! :) (We also had a pasta side dish that both Matt and I both love and I'm pretty sure we'd honestly fight over the last bite..haha!)

On Wednesday, Mom, Abby and I all spent the day together--mostly out in the west end.  We had several appointments and errands to run, but we also went to the movies and saw The Lorax!

On Thursday, I was back out at Short Pump, but this time with Matt.  We started out by having lunch at Ledo's Pizza.  Neither of us had been there before, but I had a giftcard from winning the Lost Lyric Contest on K95 back in November, so we've been meaning to go!

My pizza... (sorry it's sideways)

 and Matt's pizza!

After an afternoon of shopping with a horrible headache, Matt bought Starbucks! Yummmmmmm!

on Friday, Abby and I went bowling with Dad, and realized that real bowling is NOT just like Wii bowling!

finally, Friday night, Matt and I went to The Shake Shop!! Yes, The Shake Shop. (It will always be The Shake Shop to me, no matter what the sign out front says.)

Monday, March 19, 2012

Belle Isle!

I didn't post at ALL last week! At. All.  I didn't have any intention of not blogging, but I was on Spring Break.  This was the first time since Winter Break sophomore year that I haven't had any work or school work to do, so it was nice to actually be ON a break for a week! That being said, I decided to take a break from everything I normally do during the weekdays, including blogging.

Last Monday, my cousin Gabby and I went on an adventure down at Belle Isle in Richmond.  She's been many times before, but I had never been! We've literally been trying to plan for about a year and a half to get together and take some pictures, and when we both had Spring Break at the same time, we were so glad we could finally meet up!  We had a lot of fun, even though jumping across a couple of the rocks made me nervous ;) haha!

Enjoy some of these pictures from our adventure :)

 I know these are the same picture, but I couldn't choose with effect I liked best!

Thanks for showing me Richmond's playground, Gabby!! :)

Friday, March 9, 2012

Pin It Friday!

It's the time of the week again!!! Yep, I'm sharing 5 more of my favorite Pins from Pinterest!

I'm so glad I started going this, because these posts are so fun to do...but I always have the hardest time choosing which boards and which of the many pins to share!!

Hope you enjoy!

From my food & drink  board:
These are sour grapes--I'm planning on making some over Spring Break!

Just LOOK AT THIS FACE!!!!  From my puppies board:

From my Places I Want to Go board:
This is on a bridge in Paris.  You hang locks on it with the name of you & a friend/spouse/special someone then throw the key into the river.  So even though the friend/relationship may end, you can't remove the lock.  It stays there forever, as relevance to someone once a part of your life.

 From my Disney board:

From my movies/TV board:
I know Jordan will appreciate this one!! :)