September 29, 2014

Revenge {Season 4 Premiere}

Revenge has definitely had its ups and downs these past few seasons but this premiere was probably one of its bests!  I often questioned how the writers could make the plot line extend for more than a few seasons because eventually there won't be anyone left for her to get revenge on.  Sure enough that happened in the last season and I was left wondering where the show was going to go?  However, the show took a very unexpected turn and I loved it!  **SPOILERS AHEAD**

At the end of last season (season 3) Emily committed Victoria to an institution because she had apparently "gone crazy" and believed that Emily was actually Amanda Clark.  Conrad Grayson escapes prison with the help of a security guard.  We also find out that apparently David Clark never died and he appears when Conrad is escaping and ends up stabbing him in the middle of the street.  Jack Porter is arrested for the kidnapping of Charlotte Grayson even though we know he was against the idea the entire time.

This season starts about 6 months after the last one ended.  Victoria is planning her escape from the mental institution and Emily is the new "queen" of the Hamptons.  Emily even moved in to Grayson Manor.  With no revenge plans Emily is living the Hamton High Life and is on the road to becoming the new Victoria.  Emily doesn't really know what to do with all her spare time so she tries to enact revenge for people who were never actually seeking revenge in the first place.  As soon as Victoria does escape, she ends up being drugged by David Clark!  I guess he still has some plans of revenge.

Moving onto the story line behind Daniel Grayson.  He was blackmailed out of the magazine and is now just living in misery and self loathing.  He is almost broke (selling off old fancy cars for quick cash) and can't tell his sister about it.  Speaking of his sister, good ol' Charlotte Grayson has officially lost it.  She is torturing Jack with the fact that he "kidnapped her" (I mean does she really think Jack kidnapped her?) and is now doing some serious drugs while dating the man who blackmailed your brother.  Oh and the blackmail was the fact that a girl OD'ed while in bed with Daniel #notgood.

Jack Porter is now a cop.  I kind of saw this coming awhile a go when he went all "I want to save everyone" on us.  I don't quite see the transition from suspected kidnapper to cop but its TV and a lot can happen in 6 months right?!  I feel like Jack being on the inside is really going to come in handy.  Also, Brian Hallisay plays the role of Jack's supervisor so that just adds for some extra eye candy (like the show doesn't already have enough).  Also, there is some serious tension between Jack and Charlotte and Margaux.

Rumor has it that this is Revenge's final season.  I am both relieved and upset by this.  One on hand I really think the plot of the show needs to end because its been dragged on a bit too long.  On the other hand, I just love these characters so much I don't want to part with them quite yet.  However, if it is the series final season then I hope they do some amazing jobs at tying up all the little lose ends.  hopefully the plot line of David Clark brings some new life into the boring war that has become of Emily and Victoria.  And here's to hoping that every character has a (relatively) happy ending!

What did you think of the season premiere?  Do you have any new shows I should watch?


September 26, 2014

Chicago Fire {Season 3 Premiere}

There were tears, actual tears.  This is going to be a quick post because I feel like I just need to say something about the episode.  Please be wary as I am about to SPOIL the entire episode.  While what I am about to say is revealed within the first 5 minutes it still needs to be said.

Leslie Shay died.  OMG!  I about had a mental breakdown.  I kept it together pretty well actually right up until the end when Severide started crying and Dawson was feeling guilty and everyone was just falling apart.  I was definitely not expecting this at all.  I mean I figured someone but me hurt or in the hospital but not dead.  And definitely not Shay.  

You can't just kill of a main character at the start of the season.  How is this going to effect everyone?  I can't stand this!!  So here is my post to Shay.  She was one of the more relatable characters and even though she had her ups and downs she was always there for her friends.  I can't even hold back the tears while writing this post (they aren't real people Annie!).  I am looking forward to see how this effects all the characters even the show will most definitely not be the same without her!  I also don't know how I feel about the new girl looking almost exactly like Shay...  

What did you all think of the episode?


PS.  I just want to warn everyone that there might be quite a few TV show reviews coming up as its time for all the fall premiers and all of my favorite shows are coming back (OMG SCANDAL!).  Let me know if there is a specific show you want me to watch!

September 25, 2014


This week literally flew by!  Honestly, the fact that today is Friday is actually crazy.  I swear time does not exist in college.  We live in this bubble where the real world isn't happening.  Even though I have been crazy busy this past week I thought I would share a few things that have most definitely been on my eye.  This is going to be a video centered week but hey, I like YouTube!

One || Beyonce and Jay-Z
I am sure you have all probably seen this video already but OMG Queen B did it again.  At the end of their tour the Carters showed a touching home video while singing an awesome mix of songs.  Can you get any more perfect than these two love birds?  Also, the clips of baby Blue are beyond precious.

Two || Emma Watson "He for She" Speech
 Another video I am sure has probably been all over your timelines.  This is a wonderful speech that Emma gave at a UN conference about how the term feminism is changing.  She argues that everyone should care about equal gender rights, both men and women.  She is very compelling and an amazing presenter.  I guess that explains why she is a wonderful actress and went to Brown #inspiration

Three || Hilary Duff - All About You
She is most definitely back!  All of her new music releases are making me so freaking happy.  It is really throwing me back to my childhood and I just wish they were making a Lizzie McGuire remake.  Also, can you believe that Hilary Duff had a baby?  You cannot even tell!

Four || Nick Jonas - Jealous
I know another music video.  But seriously, NICK JONAS is back and worse than ever.  I hate to break it to you Nick but this music video kind of sucks.  The green screen action may have been a little obvious.  I had to include it though because I mean, its Nick Jonas!  And I guess the lyrics and tune are kind of addicting... #noshame Also, he just turned 22 which makes me feel incredible old.

Five || Travis Wall
The other night I got sucked into the vortex that is YouTube and caught my self watching contemporary dance routines.  Why?  I have no idea.  It just kind of happened.  Pretty soon it was two hours later and I realized I should probably go to bed because I had class the next morning.  Any who, my favorite choreographer is most definitely Travis Wall.  He is also a dancer so everything about him is perfection.  This obsession might relate back to my love for Center Stage but I swear these videos will suck you in.  Picking just one to show you guys was very difficult so please go watch them all for yourself!

I hope you all have had an amazing week!  What have you spotted?


September 24, 2014

Dorm Decor!

It is finally done!  It only took me like 4 weeks to finally put all the finishing touches on my room together but I am head over heels in love with it.  Honestly, going back to my dorm makes me so unbelievably happy.  And I think that is exactly how it should be!  You want to go back to a space that feels like your sanctuary and your safe space.  At the end of the day, it should be the place that makes you relaxed after a long stressful day.  My color scheme is blue, grey, and gold...kind of of.  There is definitely some white in there too.  I don't know but it definitely does all flow nicely.

My bedding is from PB Teen however the comforter is no longer available but the sham is only $10!  The sheets are the simple grey twin XL ones with a white monogram (honestly this might be my favorite part!).  I really never want to let go of my bedding and it makes me want a twin XL forever (kidding).  And yes, that is my stuffed animal Norman.

My blue and gold tassel garland I made myself.  I also painted the gold ampersand myself as well.  The ceramic letter "A" was made for me by a friend.  All the photos on the wall are places I've been too, a quote I love, and a collage of all my friends and I from high school.  This was my attempt at a gallery wall in my dorm room!  Hey, I tried.  All I need is a gold deer head and I'm all set.

To the right of my bed is my dresser with wonderful clothes in it!  On top of my dresser I have a vanity mirror and all my makeup products.  This is where I do my makeup every morning!  Then on the wall above it I have a foam finger and a Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup champions banner!

Under my bed is very messy and you can't quite tell so thank god!  I have a three-drawer plastic bin thing.  In it I have all my hair care tools, extra products, and random odds and ends.  I also have my laundry basket, trash and recycling bins, extra paper bags because you never know, and more storage in the back for all my heavy winter clothes.

I know you can't see in these images (I plan to show you soon) but my closet is to the left of my bed, behind the wall with the single photo on it.  And then my desk is underneath the window further to the right of my bed!

I would love to know what is in all of your dorm rooms!


September 16, 2014


I honestly cannot believe that today is my 20th birthday!  It feels so old.  Like how am I already two decades old?  Time sure flies.  I remember when I was a kid and my sister turned 20 and to think that is now me.  Sometimes the world just feels like one big dream that we aren't really living.  Its crazy to think of all that has happened within the last 20 years.  The person I am today is totally different than the person I was last year even.  How much of ourselves has evolved and all the life experiences we have endured.  Turning 20 may fly under the radar but its a very important year.  You are officially no longer a teenager and its the start of what what some people say is the best 10 years of your life.  I mean your 20's are supposed to be prime time.  I have made a list of 20 things I wish to do during my 20's!

1. Take a road trip
2. Travel
3. Get out my comfort zone
4. Take risks
5. Go skinny dipping
6. Be more forgiving
7. Learn who I am
8. Love who I am
9. Say "I love you"
10. Discover what I want to do
11. Take a photography class
12. Learn how to cook
13. Make mistakes
14. Get a tattoo
15. Move around the US
16. Have no fear
17. Have no shame
18. Dream big
19. Go for it
20. Have fun!

September 14, 2014


I don't think I have ever had a more stressful first two weeks back at school.  Before I even started classes I was stressed out.  To be honest though I wouldn't have it any other way.  I was so ready to get back to the routine of school and being busy.  I don't really like have nothing to do because I get super antsy then.  

I am the Vice President of a club on campus this year so that has been a major stress in and of itself.  It is a completely new adventure for me that I am not used to doing.  I have been in many clubs before but never ran them.  All of the logistics that go behind the clubs is way more than I ever imagined.  And at the start of the year your main focus is recruiting new freshmen.  Then you have to schedule all of your meetings, start planning your events, and make sure you don't go over budget.  No big deal though!  ha.  I think though that once we get over the hump of the transition we will get more into the swing of things.

I am also a design editor for my schools magazine.  This means that I do the layout.  I absolutely love this but the one week a month we do layout is chaotic.  And because we want to get a magazine out this month we had to do layout the second week of school.  This added more meetings and places I had to be.  

Oh syllabus week.  I think at most schools the first week of class you don't do to much.  You basically go over the syllabi for each class and introduce yourselves and then the second week you get into the nitty gritty of class.  Yeah not so much.  This is a lie that doesn't actually exist.  I had a 70 page reading assignment the first day of class!  They really believe in jumping into the deep end.

I hope you all are having an amazing first couple of weeks back to school!  My biggest tip is try to stay on top of your game during this time because it will most definitely pay off in the long run.  If you start poor study habits and fall behind on reading, it will only follow you throughout the semester.  Good luck!  On a side note, I promise to have a few pictures of my room once I get one more item I've been waiting for!  I am in love with everything about it this year and can't wait to show you all.  


September 1, 2014

Back to the grind

Its crazy to think that today is September 2nd and today is my first day of classes as a sophomore.  I cannot believe that a year ago I was a nervous baby freshmen who was terrified she wouldn't know a single person in any of her classes or would walk into the wrong class or would be late because she got lost.  I've been on campus for a weekend and it already feels like home again.   I knew exactly how to get everywhere and how the dining system worked.  It kind of feels as though summer never happened and I am back to the routine again.  I guarantee that once classes start it will feel like nothing has changed.  

College literally waits for no one.  Like I said, I moved in on Friday and today is Tuesday.  This weekend I have already had two meetings for clubs I am involved in.  This upcoming week I have 4 meetings planned.  Yeah, FOUR!  A week ago I was lying by the lake tanning and reading summer beach reads.  Now I have meetings and classes and textbook readings.  Its back to the grind already.  I'm sorry if my postings become a little less regular these next few weeks!  I will try to schedule some ahead of time but I know it is going to get crazy.

While the amount of stuff on my to-do list is already stressing me out, I cannot wait to jump back in.  I like having a schedule with a routine and being in the college swing.  I am not looking forward to the midterms and papers but there is something about going to class and having a system that I love.  I know I might regret saying that in a few months when I am way behind on my readings and I have three exams in one week but as of right I am excited to go back.

I hope you all have an amazing first day of class if you haven't started already!  If you have, keep up the amazing work and have a wonderful Tuesday.


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