Monday, October 31, 2011

Weekend Recap

Happy Halloween Friends. Just for you, I'll take one for the team, and celebrate today by indulging in even more candy corn, chocolate, and candy than're welcome :)

Did you all have a good weekend?  I did. Aside from it being too short and spending too much time on school, mine was quite fabulous!

Friday Afternoon, Mom and I went to Starbucks to Split our Decaf, ExtraShot, Venti, Coffee Light, Surplus On Top Frappicino.

Friday Evening I holed up to work on my Evidence Outline and Trusts and Estates Outline. Awesome. On the bright side, Panera has free refills on their coffee ANNNND I earned 2 rewards on my MyPanera Card!

And I may have streamed Game 7 of the World Series on my Laptop while studying. Don't Judge.

Saturday I spent 8 hours on campus reviewing for the MPRE (which is this coming Saturday).  I wouldn't want to bore you with details...or the fact that my ethics and scruples are fantastically flexible, so the subject matter isn't quite resonating the way it should be.

Saturday Night, one of our professors had some of us over for a potluck. This could very well be one of my favorite law school memories as of yet, especially as I got to share it with some of my favorite law school friends!!!
LJ, EG, EHA, and EN

GE (one of my first law school friends), EHA, and RS (the boys wore their Halloween Costumes to dinner--they were the guys from Pulp Fiction!!!)

LJ, Professor S, and EHA

Sunday was spent reading and outlining for my Law of Armed Conflict class, doing practice questions for the MPRE (5 days from today), and then writing a paper and outlining for my Trusts and Estates Class.

And a small, but very delish, study break with LJ and RW...

It was a wonderful, whirlwind of a weekend :) I can't wait to take the MPRE this Saturday, so then all I have to bemoan to all of you is outlining and finals!

How was your weekend?!
And, as always, Thank You for Reading :)

Friday, October 28, 2011


It's Halloween Weekend. I'm getting crazy I mean sitting in an 8 hour MPRE review session all day Saturday followed that night by dinner at a professor's home... And outlining, don't forget outlining. But I suppose that can be the "scary" or "frightening" part of my weekend.

I heard this song on the radio this morning, and it made me happy. Partially because I love the Zach Brown Band, and partially because it's a good song.

Other Things Making Me Smile Today:

Did Anyone Else Watch Game 6 Of The World Series?
It Was sooooooo Good (Obvi). My Older Brother, DGA, Went To College In St. Louis; And I've Been A Pujos Fan For Years...Annnd That Freese Is Pretty Cute ;) Therefore: Go Cards!

Walking Into Evidence (that starts at 7.55am) At 8am And My Professor Going "Oh, Good...Now We Can Start." I'm going to pretend his comment was based on my invaluable Evidentary insight. HA!

I called Living Social Customer Service Last Night Because I Couldn't Find A Voucher That I Purchased. The girl who helped me, also named Emily, was the nicest person ever (coincidence...I think not), and because I was nice to her she put some money on my living social account!!!

I'm cutting up my credit card after I pay it off for this month today. I don't have any debt, and I feel like this Credit Card could change that. Scary. Plus I need to save my pennies for a post bar exam trip (yes in a year and a half) with LJ.

Sorry for the random stream of consciousness...but that's exactly what is going on this morning :) I hope you all have a wonderful Friday and an even better weekend!!! oxo

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Mixed Up Max

Text From Tuesday Night 6:54pm

Me: I forgot my shoes for the gym--I guess I'll do the elliptical in my ballet flats
Mom: Oh No!!!

Text From Wednesday Morning: 7:10am (post 5:45am spinning)

Me:Guess what I forgot today?
Mom: ???
Me: My Bra
Mom: Much Worse

If this isn't proof that Moot Court/Law School is turning my brain to mush... I don't know what is

Monday, October 24, 2011

Weekend Recap

Moot Court Starts Today, I think I'm Getting Sick, and it's Monday. Awesome.
Irregardless, I had a pretty awesome weekend so my whining is unwarranted.
Small Warning--This Post Might Be Slightly Overkill on Pictures :)

Dinner at M's Pub in the Old Market... With EG and LJ

Mom and Dad Stopped by to see the girls and bring some yummy ice cream cake!!!

This is definitely when I was getting serenaded by my friends...
I'm bummed that I cut some of my friends out of this picture!!!

Our Little Group Right When We Got To Capitol for Dancing, Drinking and More Celebrating :)

CAM --Yay for Cousins!


With one of my most favorite law school friends KGE

Coordinated with Brank!

What else did I do this weekend!? Oh, hang out with LJ and work on our oral arguments for moot court... Celebrate with my family last night which was so much fun... and tried to enjoy the 77 degree temps yesterday!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend as well. oxo

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday

I found a fabulous Birthday Dress thanks to CP (silver, of course, for the big 2-5) for my Birthday Party this coming Saturday... But it's a surprise--so you'll have to wait until Monday to see it :)

Speaking of said Birthday Party...this very craft-challenged lady is making these boxes for the tables. If you're interested in a tutorial--let me know!

Pumpkin Spice Coffee this morning while LBJ and I work on our oral arguments for the upcoming Moot Court Competition :O)

A delicious dinner at Bonefish with TG...I'm obsessed with their Saucy Shrimp, and a fabulous Oregon Pinot Noir we discovered last night!

Robert Randolph Concert with Dad tonight!!!

This Blast From the Past Picture from my 22nd Birthday Party--our expressions are priceless...I can only guess what we're discussing at this point of the night.

Popcorn Indiana "Cinnamon Sugar" Kettle Snack EVERRRR

Fill Me In Friends...What are you loving today!?

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

When I Grow Up

At 5 Years Old I Was Particularly Ambitious.
I was also extremely lucky, because from a young age, even today--both of my parents instilled in me the belief that "I can do anything, I can be anything I want to, All I need to do is dream it...then I'll do it."

What did I want to be at 5...
A lawyer/model/mommy/princess/president
No really. I have this in kindergarten writing.

10 years old in Mrs. Furrow's 4th Grade we had to take a survey telling us what our strengths/interests corresponded with in regards to a job.
I was mostly purples and greens--Judge, Lawyer, Politician, Salesman, CEO.
The Lawyer, Politican and CEO stuck with me--especially with images of Power Suits and Huge Cell Phones just dancing through my head.

Freshman Year Of High School...15 years old.
I had a plan. Get through high school, get into the college of my choice, which would allow me to do the same for law school.
Again, I still wanted to be a Lawyer, Politician, but I took a particularly inspiring drama class that put in my mind maybe I would be a fabulous (read Oscar Winning) actress...retrospectively isn't that what both of my job choices require?

20 years old. Sophomore Year of College.
Consumed with Tennis, Sorority, Boys, and my ever changing major. 
I settled on and fell in love with Elementary Education...but knew that I still wanted to be a Lawyer.

(Almost) 25 Years Old.
Second Year Of Law School.
I wish I would have realized at 5 , I would need to specialize as an attorney--maybe I'd know what I wanted to do with my life.
I still want to be an attorney, a politician, maybe a lobbyist...and most definitely a mom, and some might say that I've already met my goal of being a princess.

What did you, or do you want to be when you grow up!?

Monday, October 17, 2011

In 1986...

1986 was a great year

Prince's "Kiss" was one of the top songs...

1986 Top Grossing Movie At The Box Office...

"Top Gun" oh Maverick and Goose, even 25 years later...le sigh

Ferdinand won the Kentucky Derby
Argentina Won the World Cup...and Ray Floyd was at the top of the PGA

The Challenger Exploded...
...Leaving a Nation Stunned.

The first American Girl Doll was invented...although it wasn't until '98 when Mattel bought the rights to said dolls.

Run DMC and Aerosmith shocked the world with their hip-hop/rock collaboration "Walk This Way"...

Oh, and on October 22nd, 1986...I was born.
Happy Birthday Week to me...I'll be celebrating on my Blog (and in real life) All week!!! Cheers. oxo

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Thursday Inspiration (Lady Antebellum Style)

I found this last night while working on my Appellate Brief (don't worry...I'm almost done mentioning that assignment).  It reminded me of an Irish Blessing, and it was something I needed to hear last night, and something I'm listening to again prior to posting it, and something that I'll need to listen to again and again... This is what I hope and pray for each and every one of you today.

Be Blessed. oxo

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday

**Manis and Vino with KGE tonight**
**I'm almost done with Legal Writing in last class for the semester tomorrow...and our Appellate Brief (our grade for the semester) is due tomorrow**

**Fall Break Begins On FRIDAY (well after my 7.55am class) and I'm celebrating with EH or (honeybadger2, I'm HB1) at one of our fave breakfast places**

**Lunch with LBJ Today**

**Party Favors**

**Next Week is "Birthday Week" for me...since I've been itty bitty, my mom has always ensured I have at least a week of fun things and little treats building up to the culmination of my Birfday**

**I'm having some majah boy drama (hello blog fodder) and I had one of those 'aha' moments last was a doozy**

**I'm touring a the last choice for my venue for my Birthday this afternoon and I'm so excited**

**I'm loving this music video right now--Rascall Flatts and Natasha Bedingfield...le sigh**

I hope each and every one of you has a Wednesday just as lovely as you are.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Foundation Review x3

I've been looking for a foundation to supplement my normal MAC tinted moisturizer.  Something that can hide my ohmygosh law school is kicking my butt occasional breakouts, and something that makes my skin look like it's airbrushed to perfection...naturally of course ;)

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Chanel Vitalumiere Foundation (Beige 40): This used to be one of my favorite foundations--especially during the summer and winter months.  It boasts a moisture rich finish, which my skin definitely needed...along with a healthy glow after applying.  However, after using this for a bit, I noticed my skin would need to be blotted on a 3-4 times a day regular basis, especially in my t-zone, and by the time I would get home, my skin would still have the coverage--but the glow I had after immediately applying it was gone--and I would break out a little more often while regularly using this. For $55.00, this is not one of the most expensive foundations out there, but definitely not worth that amount of money to me.

MAC Matchmaster Foundation (Shade 3.0)  Thanks to the beautiful and fabulous Miss CAM, my main MAC lady, one of my bests, and cousin too...She hooked me up with the not yet released (at the time) Matchmaster Medium Coverage Foundation a few weeks ago, and I'm in love.  It goes on so smooth, matches to my skin tone in 30 seconds...and the best part--it lasts all day without blotting, running, or randomly coming off. And there is an added bonus of SPF 15 (yahhh).  This would be in the medium price range at $32.50, which for a foundation, I find extremely reasonable.

Neutrogena Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup (Nude): I've always been a Neutrogena fan, whether it's of their acne wash, lip gloss, and now their foundation.  I had a couple of weeks where I didn't have a foundation, I needed one, and I truthfully didn't want to spend a lot of money on one.  Enter the $12.49 price tag...and a lightweight, spf 20, foundation that lasts all day.  Sure, I don't get the glow, or the airbrushed look...but I get a nice, lightweight, natural, all-day coverage. :) Plus, Neutrogena is always on sale which makes this even more of a winner in my book.

Final Verdict: MAC
Best Price: Neutrogena
Best SPF: Neutrogena
Longest Lasting: MAC
Airbrushed Skin Look: MAC

Fill me in Friends...what is your favorite foundation!?

Monday, October 10, 2011

Weekend Recap

Happy Monday Friends :)  I have no idea why this weekend went so quickly, but it seemed like I went to bed on Friday night and woke up to it being Monday morning. #5daystilfallbreak.
On Friday... I dyed my hair.  I put the before and after pictures side by side so you can see the difference.  I keep looking in the mirror not recognizing myself--which is kinda weird.

Friday Night I organized the First Annual "Le Tour De Omaha" which involved biking to a few bars, and doubled as a networking event between graduate programs at my university and young professionals in the Community.  Conidering it was the First Annual, there were wind warnings, and hills...oh, the hills...we had a great turn out :)  (I didn't get as many pictures as I wanted but I was stressed almost to the point of tears--and SC took a bunch, so hopefully I'll be able to share more with you).
We didn't get everyone in this picture--our group kept growing as the night went on :) (and this picture reminds me why helmets are NOT a good look for me). 

About 1/3 of the bikes at our First Stop

Waviers and Wristbands with LJ

EM, JS, and EA at our Second Stop (this is post Big Buck Hunter Action with JS)

Even though CAM had to work, she came out to our last stop...where I could finally enjoy myself, and enjoy one of Bud Light's New Day Fresh Beer (delish if you were wondering).

Saturday I slept in, which is pretty rare so it was a fun treat.  I woke up and worked on my Appellate Brief for Moot Court (it involves 1st Amendment Rights, 4th Amendment Rights, Facebook, and a Firefighter...and then worked for a few hours at my retail (super part-time/amazing discount/super nice people) job!  Following that, I vaccumed my car--went on a long walk, and went to bed around 8.30.

Sunday, was literally the exact same as Saturday minus the long walk...and adding in more time working on that Moot Court Appellate Brief (due on Thursday, and not to mention my entire grade for the class...)

Oh...and this song has been on repeat for me this weekend...le sigh ;)

Fill me in was your weekend!?

Friday, October 7, 2011

Weekend Tunes :)

Nothing like some Lady A to get ready to and sing out on a Friday or Saturday Night...

Although after this week... I think I'm more mood to get a lil Rowdy :)

And just to get pumped up for the Huskers to beat Ohio State Tomorrow :)

And of course...a Sunday Morning Worship Song

I'll post pictures from my hair appointment...and from the weekend on Monday!!!

Enjoy your weekend. oxo

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Dying My Hair...HELP :)

I'm dying my hair on Friday, which hasn't been touched since my senior year in high school... not changing the cut... just the color.
I may have mentioned my indecisiveness regularly once or twice on my blog.
That being said...I need your advice/help/input :)

So what do you think? Am I more of a Princess Kate, Anne, Leighton or Sandra? 

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Oven S'mores

Friday Night was spent with one of my favorite boys in the world :) We went on a bike ride, watched some of his favorite youtube videos, played Minecraft, watched the movie Rio...and made Oven S'mores.

Why Oven S'mores you ask?  Because I was not starting a campfire, fire in the fire pit...and I have absolutely NO idea how to light a grill (other than my George Foreman).

Start with your typical s'more ingredients...but this time you don't need sticks to put the marshmellows on...just a cookie sheet (and an oven preheated to 350).

 Break the Graham Crackers in half, and put as much or as little of Hersheys on top of the graham crackers. (We stuck with 3 Hersheys per Graham Crackers).  Having a super cute sous chef is a definite MUST as well!!!

Balance a Marshmellow on top of the Hershey (if you're type-a like me--you'll want to perfectly center the marshmellow--don't judge)...and put in the oven for about 8 or so minutes, or until the Marshmellow is melted to your satisfaction.

Let them cool for just a hot second...and then enjoy while still warm :)

Happy Tuesday. oxo

Monday, October 3, 2011

Shampoo Review x3

You know those girls with that enviably lustrous hair?  Yeah, I'm not one of them either :) But that hasn't stopped me from trying to get there.  Thus, for "research purposes" (you're welcome) I've tried three different brands, at three different price points, of shampoo and conditioner.

I bought the Ojon damage reverse set at Sephora.  You can view it right here.  Instead of paying $30 for the Shampoo, $30 for the Conditioner (8 oz each), and $20 for the restorative hair treatment (1.5 oz) I bought the set for $40. 

After a couple weeks of regular use, I like it...but I don't love it.  If I use cold water to rinse out my conditioner--there is a definite residue left in my hair.  The smell of the product is very distinct, not bad, just distinct, and I've gone through the product very quickly.

I've been a fan of Pureology for years --I love that their products are vegan, that Pureology is an environmentally friendly company, and that I barely have to use any of whatever my product of choice is to get results.

I thought this was more of a medium price range as the 33.5 oz "super smooth" shampoo is 59 dollars and the 33.5 oz "super smooth" conditioner is 61 dollars.  If you look at the price per ounce, this is definitely an incredible deal.  I know a lot of salons sell this product, but I usually buy mine at ulta, or beauty brands where I can use my rewards and save a little extra money :)

Paul Mitchell
When I was a little girl I thought Paul Mitchell Products were oh so glamorous.  I'm still not quite sure why, but hey, it was last year years ago.  For my lowest price point shampoo and conditioner I went with the Tea Tree Special Shampoo and Conditioner.  I didn't have any reason to choose this other than the fact that they both smell Ah-Maz-Ing. 

I probably wouldn't buy this product again.  It didn't wow me (other than smelling good), I didn't notice any changes in my hair, and after using it I consistently had to use more than normal of my styling products.

Final Verdict: Pureology

Best Scent: Paul Mitchell

Best Bang For My Buck: Pureology

Most Noticeable Change In My Hair: Pureology

**I have to say the Ojon Restorative Masque was pretty phenomenal, it made my hair so soft--but that only lasted a day or two and I had to leave it on for a super long time (like longer than it takes to shave my legs super slow) :(**

I have a couple more of these planned out...but please let me know if there is any certain type of product you'd like me to review :)