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Weekly Wishes and Weekend Recap #2

Happy Labor Day! Time for Week 2 of Weekly Wishes & Weekend Recap!


Let’s start on reviewing my Weekly Wishes from last week…


Work on time management skills
Well I am almost done with everything that I need to have finished next week (go me!), but I feel like I still need to work on getting organized and how to manage my time. I feel like this will be a goal of mine again this week, but may be hard to do since I have a trip planned for Wednesday.


New Weekly Wish-
This week I am just excited for my trip up to Chicago to see my little brother! I want to make sure and enjoy the time with him, since he will be off to more training for who knows how long!
On top of that I would like to make sure and not get behind while I am on this trip. I know the week I come back I have a test, but other then that I just need to do work and have a vacation!


Weekend Recap!
I was such a slacker with photos for this one! But here’s how the weekend went down…


Friday- The BF wanted to go back to the casino ( I promise we aren’t gambling addicts). I played Craps again and won!!! This time I started with $60 and finished with $150…


Saturday- Farmers Market trip where I got some gifts for the BF’s family. We are making a pit stop in Ohio before heading to Chicago! Also had a crazing for breakfast, so dinner was French Toast!


Sunday – WordPress crazzines. I am pretty sure I had over 20 tabs open trying to figure stuff out. Its still a work in process…


Weekend Reads 2


I am loving the idea of a three-day weekend and then only having two days of school till I off on a road trip to visit my little brother! He is finally finished with Navy Basic Training and is graduating!!! It will be the first time I have seen him since May, so even though he is a pain at times, I miss him! So now that everyone has a three-day weekend to relax and enjoy, let me do a shout out to some of my favorite reads over the week!

CallMeSassfras Has an amazing ‘Love your Brain’ series of post and this week was filled with ways to sharpen your brain. I have been doing Lumosity for a few weeks and have really enjoyed it!  So check out her post on all the ways to get your brain in tip-top condition!

Football season is getting into the swing of things now and what a better way to enjoy the games then with Red Pepper & Bacon Sweet Potato skins courtesy of Taralynn over at the Undressed Skeleton 

The Style Dunce had some amazing DIY Wine Charms that she is making. Lets just say I love the idea of making wine glasses prettier and also the charm will tell me which glass is mine!

 Southern Cafe had a post about some great Back to School bag ideas! I am loving the Black Tote ( but I think that would just encourage me to carry more crap stuff around!)

 Skinny Student had an amazing Guest Post that answered all my running need to knows, since I am a newbie in the running world!

Kayli Wanders had a DIY that anyone could do and also something that I can’t wait to do myself. DIY Bulletin Board that is stylish, easy, and cheap! I’m in love !!!

Things I ♥ – Nautical Edition

For this Friday the Things I ♥ is a full blown Nautical Edition. My love for anything and everything water could stem from living on a lake my whole life or growing up spending summers down at Edisto Island.  The love for water even has me dreaming of living on a houseboat, a very old one that needs lots of love and restoration work to make it a place I can call home. The houseboat dream is even something that the BF listens to and looks at old boats with me on a weekly basis.  I am now also a big sister to a Sailor, my lil bro finished up basic training for the Navy this week and this time next week I’ll be up in Chicago seeing him graduate! I am so proud of him :). So now onto all the things I love with a Nautical theme!!!



nailsNautical Nails ( I wish I could do this)




I want this scarf


And I adore this Sailboat Scarf


NMV1MRW_mxI have a slight bag addiction and would love to add this one to my collection


il_570xN.380918699_ju5iThis sweater would be cute & would support my lil bro!


il_570xN.466254712_eax8For my future houseboat!  An amazing print!



Week 2 Grad School: Time to Reorganize

Week 2 back to school and I still haven’t gotten in the swing of things.  I am starting to feel stressed out, which is miserable, even though I know I shouldn’t be already. I am doing great in my classes so far (week 2 how could I being doing bad). I have already had 7 quizzes in 2 classes and Aced all of them. I have made my first book in my book arts class. Plus I am finally ahead of some things in research.  So what could I be struggling with, check out the list below!

What I am still trying to figure out:
  1. The best way to keep all my stuff organized
  2. Packing for lunch and dinner plus snacks
  3. How to fit in working out while I am at school
  4. How to handle being at school most days from 8am-6pm (9pm on Mondays and Tuesdays).
  5. On top of this I have a goal to submit some internship applications for the spring , turn in abstracts for conferences, and get my graduate school applications done asap.

So in order to get back into school mode, I will be working on each one of these and posting my ideas to fix each problem and then I’ll share how they actually worked out.

For Post 1 on how I need to get back into school mode, lets tackle problem 1. I need to get organized!!!!

How I am going to get organized:
Made a To Do list that stays the screen. Plus keep my planner up-to-date

Keep a ‘Rough’ Version of things that I have to get done on a Legal Pad (Inspiration and Image from The College Prepster)
To-Do Lists Legal Pads

Sort through the and downsize the 6 notebooks/folders I currently have

Downsize the amount of extra stuff I carry with me everyday

Finally, I am in the process of looking for a new bookbag to buy. One that is large enough for me to cut out carrying a purse and one that will be useful for holding everything for my long days at school. If you have any recommendations, please leave me a comment!

Zucchini Pizza

So as I have mentioned before , I go to the local Farmer’s Market every Saturday and load up on veggies and some fruit for the week. I had some leftover zucchini (2) that I needed to use last night and the BF was craving pizza! So introducing zucchini Pizza’s !!!!

They were super easy, healthy, and a 10 out of 10 on how good they were!

What you need—

  • 1 Zucchini per person, cut lengthwise down the middle( also cut of the ends)
  • 1/2 lb ground turkey meat
  • Tomato Sauce ( I used a Tomato Basil one)
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Extras (If you want them)
    • Veggies that you would like on your pizza
    • Seasoning for the Turkey meat
    • Panko Bread crumbs to put on the Zucchini for a little Crunch
    • Jalapeños for the pizza if you like hot stuff

How to make it—

  1. Cook ground turkey meat until done. I seasoned mine with garlic powder and onion powder
  2. Drizzle zucchini with some olive oil, then add salt and pepper ( a pinch) . With broil on cook zucchini for about 5 minutes on each side
  3. After zucchini have cooked on both sides take them out of the oven. With the inside facing up add your toppings. I did mine like so, from bottom to top, sprinkle of Panko bread crumbs, pasta sauce, turkey meat, veggies, cheese, and Jalapeños.
  4. Put back in the oven , on broil, and cook until cheese is melted (about 3 minutes)

Now all you have to do is enjoy!!!! I served ours with a piece of corn on the cob that I added Lemon-Pepper Seasoning too!


Go Big or Go Home, Right? Internship Dreamin’

One of the things that commonly scrolls across the post here is Art Conservation(AC) and Historic Preservation(HP)  programs & Internships. Why (because I know that no one is like yes please more grad programs)?  Well simple, I want to go on to another program after I finish up my masters here at WCU. Now that still leaves a problem, I post about AC and HP like the programs go together and they defiently don’t. Lucky me though because material identification is the “same” in the fields. It is just a difference of what you are analyzing, an old house or a piece of art!

Now on to Internship Dreamin’ !!! I am shooting as high as you can go and applying for an amazing internship through The Getty!

I have talked about this place before ,  Graduate Internships at the Getty Conservation Institute . I just never thought I’d get the courage to go for it!!!!

So wish me luck and in case you wanted to know I am planning on applying for an internship in the Science Department with a focus in New Analytical Technologies and Protocols

Weekly Wishes 1 & Weekend Recap

Good Afternoon everyone (or atleast that is when I am finally getting to write this!)!!!

All around the blogs that I follow there is a Monday tradition called ‘Weekly Wishes’ which I believe was started over at The Nectar Collective.It is a weekly goal/challenge that I will  hopefully  achieve during the week.  To add to starting off the week on such a positive note I am also going to add some details about my weekend!

Weekly Wish
I would like to work on my time management skills and making sure to keep a To-Do list daily and actually get things accomplished. It seems that already in week 2 of school, I am having a hard time with everything. I am not sure why because I am feeling ok about my classes, but I really just need to kick up my organization before I get behind.

Weekend Recap
farmermarketSaturday morning trip to the local Farmers Market with the BF. Came back with a peppermint plant, bell peppers, jalapeños, tomatoes, and lemon cucumbers.

Saturday Night (Date Night): Sushi date and rented two movies (from an actual movie store). Watched : The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Olympus has Fallen.

Sunday headed up to the casino that is 20 minutes from WCU. Played some craps and WON!!!!

Hope everyone had an amazing weekend! And hope everyone’s Monday has been fabulous!

Weekend Reads.


Excited for this weekend, I know I am considering week 1 of year 2 in grad school is done! Saturday is my relax/do work/enjoy life day , so I’ve decided to throw together some amazing reads to checkout (if you haven’t already) while your enjoying your weekend.

Amazing advice for life in college , here.

How to shop smart for beauty products, here.

Heading to college & freaking out, read this .

Blackberry Bourbon Lemonade (yes please) , here.

The Best Prosciutto Bagels Ever ( On my shopping list) , here.

How to make your blog prettier in 5 minutes , here.

Non-blogging tips you learn from blogs , here.

Things I ♥ – “Lab” Shoes Edition

Something that I am still in the process of figuring out is how to dress lab appropriate and still look cute (/one day look professional), just in case you guys don’t know I am currently working on my Master’s in Chemistry! Dressing for lab requires two main things : long pants(or maxi type skirt) and closed-toed shoes! I can handle throwing on a pair of skinny jeans and a cute top but then my mind automatically goes to adding a pair of sandals to the outfit (since it is still summer!). Now since sandals are not appropriate footwear I generally throw on some Keds and call it a day! That is until this list, I put together some of my favorite options for lab appropriate footwear! Enjoy!!!


ASOS MATCH Leather Brogues $75.94 ( I happen to be wearing a pair today 🙂 )

Lastly, something with some snazziness !!! Although I don’t know if I could pull these off shoe7KG Lucca Glitter Lace Up Sneakers $143.45