Monday, May 9, 2011

T-Minus 3 Hours

Well, that was fun.

Never thought this day would creep up so fast. 4 years under my belt.  The best 4 years of my life (or so they say.)

In 3 hours, I will be done with college life as I know it.

No more papers about philosophical perception and scantron tests (Those things always made me nervous.)

No more PowerPoint presentations or lugging around a 20 pound back pack across campus in 115 degree weather.

No more group projects or outlines to prepare for.

No more referring to myself as a "poor college student on a budget."

No more sleeping through class and procrastinating any possible homework assignment until the night before (Or morning of.)

Here comes life. Someone please hire me.

I gotta go. I have a marketing final to study for.  Anyone know what a modified-rebuy is?

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Luck O' The Irish

I found these little guys in my front yard this afternoon, and knew I had to share! They aren't 4 leaf clovers, but, hey, 3 is still a lucky number! Have a safe St. Patty's Day and have fun out there :)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Tuesday Tip For Success: Learn How to Effectively Use Social Media

We all know how update our status and send a tweet mindlessly. But do you know the right times of day to tweet or how to gain more followers? Companies are looking for fresh, young talent, and social media is HUGE. Your future employer wants you to know how to use social media and be able to do it in such a way that gains positive feedback for their company. We are in the prime age to grasp social media and learn as technology grows. So take a few minutes every day to learn something new related to social media. Whether it be learning how to re-tweet, how to use or learning the meaning of #FF, it’ll be 5 minutes well spent. and are great resources to use as well!!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Shameless Money Saving Trick!

Cheaper rings that aren't sterling silver or similar material are sometimes made out of copper or nickel.  When you sweat or wear the ring often, it can leave a green ring around your finger. Not cute! 
I learned this trick years ago so you can keep your favorite ring and lose the green finger.

Break out all the rings you want to "preserve."  I got this cute one at a little boutique in St. Louis.

Take any clear nail polish. I happen to have  an OPI top coat. Any one will work.  Paint the inside of the ring with 2 coats of the nail polish.  Let the coats dry in between. 

Viola! You can now wear your favorite rings in confidence! No one will ever know you paid 10 bucks for them, and you don't have to worry about them rubbing off on your finger.

Happy Monday!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Romper Mania!

All photos from

I love love love rompers.  
I started out with one a few years back, and now I own about 8 or 9.
 I love how they are super simple, yet chic. They're so easy to wear, and a perfect solution when you're running late for class.  It's definitely becoming romper weather her in Phoenix (It was like 88 yesterday!) I can't wait to break out the romps and were them with pride.

What do you think about them?

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Have You Seen The Gas Prices???

{Gas prices: Cringe}

{Remember when gas was this cheap? Me neither.}

{Could this be the price soon?}

In lieu of the raising gas prices, I think we should walk around barefoot, hold hands, and wear flowers in our hair.  We will work from home and have daily picnics and absorb the sunshine.  Ok, reality check. Not gonna happen. But if you drive a car, you have probably cringed every time you go to the pump to fill up. Each time I get gas, I end up paying almost 3 dollars more per tank.  The dollar of a barrel of oil is sky rocketing.  The tension in Libya is not cooling down anytime soon.

It is important to stay up to date with what is happening around the world. I know we are all very busy in our everyday lives, but things happening around the world are affecting us, and gas prices are a prime example. Here is a video that will get you up to date on gas prices and the conflict between Libya and the US.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Tuesday's Tip: Be Careful What You Post

In today's day and age, people are posting everything on Twitter and Facebook.  You know where your bestie bought her new handbag the second she walks out the door and where your brother got on his math exam. We live in a time period where we must always know who is where, doing what, and with whom (hence, Foursquare was born.)  You want your fellow classmates to see that you are having a great college experience, so you post pictures from last weekend's rager, but that keg stand pic may cost you your future career.  There is a fine line that many people cross when it comes to what to post, and what not to post. I have cam up with a few guidelines to live by when thinking "Should I, or shouldn't I?"

--> When in doubt, DON'T POST IT.  If you are ever uncertain about if a picture is to risque to post or if a comment is too vulger, it probably is. A staggering percentage of future employers will search for you before hiring, and if they see pictures that scream immaturity and irresponsible, they will go with the other candidate. This goes for statuses and tweets as well.  Don't post "Going to get wasted after this week is over."  You can still let your friends and followers know what you are doing, but do it in a more professional way... "Happy hour on Friday is a must after this hectic week!"

-->DO NOT post any potential career opportunities/landed gigs. I read a story once about someone who just landed a job with a fabulous company, and she posted it on Facebook without thinking.  The company saw this, and saw it as automatically immature and unappealing.  She was immediately fired for her judgement (or lack thereof.)

--> You ever know who you could be offending.  An innocent post to you may be insulting to a co-worker or boss. Think, think, think!!

Just remember, when you post any picture or status, it is lost in the world of cyberspace forever.  Although you may delete it, it can still be searched and found, and you never know who may have seen it.