Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Favorite Blogs

The more that I began blogging the more aware I became of other blogs out and there and began to love reading them. From cooking to fashion, there are so many amazing blogs written by (what I think are) really cool people. I thought it would be fun to share a few of my favorite blogs:

The Pioneer Woman- She posts some amazing recipes (a few of which I have used to make me look like quite the chef and baker) and she's got a great personality, that makes reading her blog a lot of fun. Be warned that this woman LOVES butter and is not afraid to cook with it. 

Stellina*Stellina- Cynthia is friend of mine, who I went to grad school with. I'm so proud that she is following her dream of pursuing a career in the wedding industry.  She loves all things weddings!

We are Not Martha- This was the first blog I began reading and really pushed me to become a better cook.  Their recipes and easy are delicious and you can tell these women really love food.  So from one food lover to another I love spending time at the end of my day reading new posts and printing recipes they've shared that I want to try. 

Cupcakes and Cashmere - I recently found this blog and I love it because I find myself a bit of a fashion enthusiast.  I wish that my wardrobe included so many of her pieces, but I do find inspiration to put together outfits from trends that I already own or are looking to purchase, from many of her recommendations. 

Derby Girl Blog - Lauren is one of my besties from grad school, and her blog is my way of keeping in touch with her.  She's quirky, funny, and has an unhealthy love for Coca-Cola.  She is now going to be a published author as she just signed with a new company called Paper Lantern Literature.  I am very thrilled for her!

These are a few of the blogs that I love and there are tons more that I am follow out there, so get out there and keep reading blogs!

Monday, March 8, 2010

My dream

Is to have this mixer! Oh the delicious treats I would make with this thing. It's $300 bucks and too much of a splurge right now. One day....

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


When I was younger I aspired to be a lawyer. Everyone who knew me knew that that was the path I had set out for myself and what I was going to do with my life. By high school I had settled on Entertainment Law as my specialty. I went to college and majored in Politics which I thought was expected and hated every minute of the major. I hated (most) of the students that were in my classes, I hated the reading we had to do, I simply did not enjoy any of it. What I did enjoy was being involved with the clubs and organizations that I participated in. From that I scrapped the idea of law school and went to graduate school and pursued a master's degree in Higher Education so I could work with college students.

Having been in the field for almost two years now I love what I do and the people that I work with, but there is a bit of emptiness which I attribute to not having pursued the thing that I loved and wanted for so long: the Law. Looking back I think I psyched myself out somewhere along the journey and started believing that I wouldn't be able to get into a good school and that I would not be ready for the law school rigor. Being older and I think a lot wiser, I know I wasn't ready because I was burned out and not passionate about law anymore, I needed to take some time and explore a new area to know whether going back to law school and being a lawyer was really something that I wanted.

So I've decided that it is and while I am frightened about studying for the LSAT's and doing law school applications, I also feel confident in who I am and the experiences I've had in grad school and the working world. I now know I am not doing this because I am scared to enter the real world as so many people do, but because it's been a dream of mine since I was little and something that I will be passionate about jumping into with everything that I've got. I'll begin doing intense studying for the LSAT, I am going to get a tutor (which is the most expensive thing ever) and I am going to look to study as much as I can and then based on my scores figure out where I will apply, wish me luck on this new adventure.