Favorite Blogs

Welcome back! At least that’s what I am hoping…that some of you came back for seconds to check out my update for today. Seeing as I am still new to this whole blog thing and I am still fascinated by it, I am going to try to post daily for a little bit. But being that I do have a life, and a semi-busy one at that, I hope to post regularly, but maybe not daily.

Now, remember in my last post when I said writing this blog is a great way procrastinate? Well I finished my paper I mentioned yesterday, but now I have a test to study for. It’s on Thursday. However, it’s a pretty simple class and the tests are relatively easy. In case you were wondering, I am taking International Travel and Culture, it is a neat class and the tests are basic memorization. See, easy peasy.

This is where I express my annoyance with this blog. I typed out a pretty lengthy one earlier this afternoon (while procrastinating), hit the publish button, and nothing happened. I went to my blog to check out what it looked like…nothing. I checked my posts button, nothing. So here I am trying to re-type up everything that I worked on this afternoon. It was basically a post about my favorite blogs. So here we start anew.

There are four blogs that I follow.It’s not a constant thing, but I always make a conscious effort to check out what is new in their worlds on days that I decide I need something else to look at other than Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

  • Little Miss Momma
  • Sweet Verbena
  • Love Maegan
  • Undressed Skeleton

The first three blogs I have known about for some time now. Usually over summer and other school vacations I find myself checking out blogs a lot. I like ones with sewing, crafting, tips, ect… Summer Crafts 016

The first blog on my list, Little Miss Momma, is about her life with her 2 young sons. She does a lot of crafting and I have made a few necklaces that she had tutorials about on her site. They are very pretty and I always get compliments when I wear them. Here is a picture of my favorite one that I usually wear with any scoop neck shirt.

Blog number two, Sweet Verbena, is a favorite of mine because it is run by a girl just about a year or so older than me, so everything she has is something I very much like. She has a lot of amazing sewing tutorials, some of which I have duplicated myself. She always has super cute things that I find myself looking up her blog to see if she has anything new that I can do. There is a very cute dress she has on there that I plan on sewing at some point. Maybe over Spring Break? We’ll see…

Love Maegan is the other blog that I have followed for a while. This blog is amazing, it is run by this woman who is super trendy and hip. She posts so many outfits of the day and every one of them is something to be desired. Each outfit is super cute and makes me wish I had her wardrobe. One of my favorite posts Love Maegan does are her hair tutorials. Did I mention she also has perfect hair? Therefore, I feel the need to try all of her hair tutorials and follow the videos to learn for myself.

The fourth blog on my list is a recent blog just started following last week.I found Undressed Skeleton on Pinterest. She has such an inspiring blog. As a child she struggled with weight issues and was often made fun of. However, she one day found a routine that helped her lose the weight in a healthy and safe way. Now she is super fit and posts great healthy and delicious recipes, almost daily. They all look great although I haven’t tried any for myself yet. I will definitely be sure to let you all know when I do and how it comes out.

I hope you all check out these blogs and can see why I liked them. They are great. Are there any blogs that you all follow? Please share them with me and tell me why they are so great :) I always love finding new great blogs and bloggers to follow.

Until my next post, I want to leave you all with this: “Be yourself, everyone else is already taken,” Oscar Wilde.

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A Little About Me & My Musings on Becoming A Better Writer

For the past year or so I have wanted to start my own blog. It’s a great way to express yourself, become a better writer, learn about yourself, tell stories, share ideas, etc…. The only problem is that I don’t know where to start. I have read a lot about good blogs being centered around a theme, i.e. mommy blogs, fashion blogs, how-to blogs, anything focused. But my issue is that I don’t know what I want to center this blog around. I know that I want to become a better writer, for sure. This is because I really want to go into the realm  of Public Relations and to be in PR it is imperative that you know how to write. And I have also read that good writers write, a lot, about anything. So to become a better writer I will start to write. Therefore, I guess I am just going to start out this way. Writing about what comes to mind. My thoughts about my day, my surroundings or my views on certain topics.

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Also, writing this blog is a great way to procrastinate what I really need to be doing. For example, I currently need to be writing a paper that is due tomorrow morning. I promise I will get on that shortly. I just really wanted to write and post this first blog post. I have been mulling it over for a little bit now and wanted to get my pen to paper, so to speak.

I think I will start by giving a little background about myself: Let’s see how many sentences I can start with the word, letter actually, “I”. I am a 21 year old, college senior graduating this May from THE Florida State University, home of the Florida State Seminoles (GO ‘NOLES!). I am a proud sister of a Panhellenic Sorority on campus, although I think I would like that to remain a secret as to which one for a little while. You all may comment and guess which one if that is what you fancy. My boyfriend and I have been dating for a little oveImager two and a half years, we just celebrated our third Valentine’s day together last week. My family dynamic is a little crazy to describe, but it isn’t really that crazy when you think about it. I will explain: My older sister (she is 27) and I have the same parents (both mom and dad), then we have a younger half sister (age 16) from our dad and his late ex-girlfriend, then we have another, even younger, half sister (age 13) from our mom and step-dad. See, a little confusing. I usually just stick to tell people that I am one of four girls, because I really am. However, we haven’t all lived in the same house together ever, so I always feel the need to explain. But whose asking? Moving on now. I am a big fan of sewing and crafting. I have sewn several outfits that I love to wear and I try to get better as I continue. I need to get better at choosing the right fabrics for certain garments, however, I just love the prints of cotton so much that I always want to sew with cotton but then nothing is ever stretchy, so sometimes I have to scrap something I make because it will never fit right. Reading is always a pastime I enjoy, although since being in college I will admit that it is something I don’t do too often anymore. I have two unopened books sitting next to me on my desk currently that I am just waiting to crack open. Once my paper and test are out of the way I will get right on that! As I mentioned previously, I really want to go into PR once I graduate and start my career with that. I currently have a PR internship here in Tallahassee and just recently interviewed for another one. I am still waiting to hear back but fingers crossed that when I do, it will be good news. I also work in a pizza restaurant called Your Pie. I don’t do much pizza making, mostly just checking out customers, but on occasionally, when needed I will step up to the plate. I am not bad at it, but the other people I work with are much better than I am at making perfectly circular dough.

I’m sure I could go on and on about myself, which is weird because when I am asked to tell people about myself I can never come up with anything to say, odd. For now I will leave you with this…”Do in your heart what you feel to be right — for you’ll be criticized anyway” – Elanor Roosevelt.