“To love and be loved is the greatest gift of all.”

Hope you’re enjoying the holidays! Thanks to my lovely lovely parents, I am now the proud owner of a new camera! Here are some pictures I’ve taken over the past couple of days 🙂

*Quote is from Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout (my current book and obsession)


10 Things I’ve Learned This Semester

As the first semester of my sophomore year at BU comes to an end, I decided to take a look back at the lessons I have learned throughout the past 4 months.

1.) It IS possible to develop an immunity to caffeine.

2.) All-nighters are much more fun with your roomie.

Sunrise over Nickerson field

3.) Surprise visits (especially to Vermont) are the best!

Becca's Birthday Surprise at UVM!

4.) Sundays at school=nostalgia. I really don’t know why. Just happens.

5.) Cutting your own bangs is a bad idea, but I will continue to do it out of laziness/lack of money.

6.) My wall needs a lot of work, but it’s getting there.

7.) I can wake up 15 minutes before my class starts and make it on time.

8.) I could peruse blogs/bloglovin.com for hours. Reading about Chinese revolutions? Not so much.

9.) Arnold Palmers are vital to my existence.

10.) Having teachers that actually want you to learn things, not just memorize them, makes the class much more rewarding. (Thank you, Humanities professor!)

What have YOU learned this semester?

PS- HAPPY WINTER BREAK! I hope it is relaxing as ever and all your dreams come true!

Singin’ Hey Na Na Na Na Na Na

This is obviously long overdue, but I’ve recently fell head over heels in love with Coconut Records’ “Davy” album. You have it, right? IT’S OUT OF THIS WORLD! So easy to listen to/fun to sing along to. Also, Jason Schwartzman is dreamy and oh-so talented. Here are my top 3 favorite songs!

1.) Saint Jerome

2.) Any Fun (video includes a Chloe Sevigny cameo!)

3.) Microphone (another awesomely cute video)

Holine for the Holidays

Methinks I need to chill out with the alliteration, but you mustttt check out Kiersten Holine and Jeff Pianki’s version of “The Christmas Song” (a Raveonettes cover). I love how their voices sound together.

Newfound Appreciations


Definitely one of the best movies I’ve seen all year. Brilliant performances from newcomer Gabourey Sidibe, Mo’Nique and Mariah Carey (trust me, a far cry from her Glitter fiasco).

Iona from Pretty In Pink
She’s eccentric, hilarious, and sassy…oh yeah and dresses like a crazy person. LOVE HER!

Shoulder pads

Jane Aldridge’s shoes
Not her biggest fan, but these shoes are TIGHT.

My red hair/freckles
Yeah, I stick out like a sore thumb in a sea of blondes. I’m cool with it.

I tend to be an extremely disorganized, scatterbrained kinda gal, so these little buggers really help a sister out

Obsessed. That is all.

(Images via Ache, Drops of Jupiter, Fuck Yeah Glee, Sea of Shoes)