Friday, November 26, 2010

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Six ways to make people like you

  1. Become genuinely interested in other people.
  2. Smile.
  3. Remember that a person's name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language.
  4. Be a good listener. Encourage others to talk about themselves.
  5. Talk in terms of the other person's interests.
  6. Make the other person feel important - and do it sincerely.

Ten Rules of Being Human
1.You will receive a body. You may like it or hate it, but it's yours to keep for the entire period.
2.You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called, "life."
3.There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of trial, error, and experimentation. The "failed" experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiments that ultimately "work."
4.Lessons are repeated until they are learned. A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it. When you have learned it, you can go on to the next lesson.
5.Learning lessons does not end. There's no part of life that doesn't contain its lessons. If you're alive, that means there are still lessons to be learned.
6."There" is no better a place than "here." When your "there" has become a "here", you will simply obtain another "there" that will again look better than "here."
7.Other people are merely mirrors of you. You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects to you something you love or hate about yourself.
8.What you make of your life is up to you. You have all the tools and resources you need. What you do with them is up to you. The choice is yours.
9.Your answers lie within you. The answers to life's questions lie within you. All you need to do is look, listen, and trust.
10.You will forget all this.

Friday, November 5, 2010

This whole collection of videos is fantastic. I love the settings, and Alison Sudol is gorgeous.

Apple Orchard

Fall break was so wonderful, and so full of love. We all need affection, and I definitely got my fair share. This was my first over night babysitting job, and I thought it would be a good distraction to start out at the Apple Orchard. I'm sure by now you've realized that I adore fall, and I was so happy that this adventure could be worked into my short time at home. We played in the hay maze, the wooden train, picked apples, and played hide and go seek in the corn maze! Everyone was exhausted and went right to bed! Mission accomplished :)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

My favorite part of fall fashion are sweaters, especially cardigans! Not only do they go with everything, but they make everything better. Jeans, skirts, leggings, name it. Neutrals are a bit hit this year, and I've seen a lot of people wearing different shades of the same color (purple, gray, blue, brown). Pair it with a simple necklace, and you're good to go!
(Images taken from the Saltwater Fall Collection)

Monday, November 1, 2010

Today is the first day of initiation week, and it's also Red day! We have to wear pin attire all week long, with a different sorority color each time.
In a perfect world, my hair would look exactly like Kiera Knightley and I would be sashaying around wearing this gorgeous red Chanel dress with Clive Owen waiting for me to return from piano class (yes, I recently watched Duplicity). However, I must settle for my red sun dress with brown boots and scarf.
Happy Monday!