Another year, and nothing's changed

Yeah, well.
That's going to take some time.

I am one of those people who keeps
extremely busy so that I can do
everything I possibly can to 
prepare me for later in life.

More class than I can handle,
so much student media,
and finding another job on top of it all.

Homework and sleep are afterthoughts.
Still, I manage to find the time somewhere.
(Well, for homework at least. 
Who even knows the meaning of the word anymore.)

I feel bad for not seeing my roommates and friends
outside of these organizations.
But I do my best to keep up.
And that's all I can do.

As for the organization part...
any suggestions?

[Or maybe just a cure for procrastination? ;)]


Sorry for the short hiatus

I moved into my apartment this past week.
(and boy was it an adventure)

Tomorrow marks the beginning of my junior year at Ball State.
(hello, syllabus week)

So hopefully I can get back to blogging here soon.
(with my moving disaster story, final summer adventures, DIY updates and apartment photos)

Stay tuned!


Friday Favorites

I move into my apartment on Monday...eek!

And that means I'll be cooking a lot more.
In true Friday Favorites fashion, here's the five recipes I can't wait to try!

1. Honey and Pecan-glazed Salmon

I absolutely love salmon.
It is by far my favorite fish.
And it's especially good with different glazes.
Not so sure I'll be able to get my roommates to try this, though ;)

2. Pepperoni Pizza Bites

These just look so tasty!
And they be perfect for party snacks.

3. Buffalo Chicken Rolls

If anyone loves buffalo chicken, it's me.
I live for spicy.
I bet these are delicious!

4. Slow Cooker Sausage Breakfast Casserole

While breakfast is a rare occasion during the week,
I love a good hearty breakfast on the weekends.
And if it cooks overnight, less work for tired me in the mornings!

5. Lime-infused Honey-crusted Chicken Breast

My favorite thing about chicken
is that you can do just about anything with it,
and it'll be good.
This recipes sound pretty darn delicious!


So What Wednesday

So What Wednesday

Link up with Life After I "Dew" if you wanna dish too!

So what if I am always a little nervous at job interviews. I think I made a pretty good impression today.

So what if cleaning out my closet left me with way too many clothes still. I just have some strange attachment to most of my old t-shirts. And hoodies. It's a slight problem.

So what if I spent a good amount of yesterday working on DIY projects. They turned out GREAT and I can't wait to share!

So what if I'm starting to freak out about how little time I have before I move. (I still have so much to do!) But I know everything will come together in the end...usually with very little sleep ;)


All cars go to heaven

Well, the Contour has been on it's last leg for a while now, 
but this time...we think it's really almost there.

So we decided we needed to trade it in before it was too late.

Say hello to my new car:

2003 Toyota Camry

It has some bumps and bruises,
but overall, it's in better shape than my old car.

Bring on the monthly payments!


DIY fever

Getting ready to move into a new apartment
means planning out cute decorating ideas
to make our space as homey as possible.

So of course, I've been cultivating
crazy amounts of ideas in my head all summer.

And thanks to Pinterest and fellow bloggers,
I have my work cut out for me in the next week...

I've had my eye on this pin for the past couple weeks...

...and have decided to make my own for the apartment.

I've sanded down this baby, and now just need to get some chalkboard paint:

It is much smaller, I know, but it'll do for us.

I've also been basically drooling over this clock:

However, it cost some $60
(or something like that.)

I figured I'll just pick up some cork
and a cheap clock to tear apart,
break out a black sharpie
and make my own.
I mean, this clock is basically the story of my life. ;)

I'm also working on covering my desk chair
and my ottoman to match my bedroom.
I've got this cute fabric in mind...

I've also got a few other wall art ideas in mind.
Planning on making some individual bulletin boards for schedules and stuff.
I've painted most of my furniture white,
and my friend is coming over Tuesday to mosaic the top of my nightstand for me!

All in all, I'm a little too excited for all of this.
(I like to geek out!)

I'll have results posted within the week.
(A.K.A. — probably when I move in!)


Hot outside, but I have a head cold

Forgive me for the lack of posts this week.
I came down with something,
so all my free time falls to sleeping.

But I have plenty to share once I'm better :)