Unexpected rewards

Can you pinpoint when the best week of your life was? I’m not sure if I can choose just one-but I know weeks spent at Rockbridge and Timberwolf Young Life camps in high school were definitely up there. Young Life is an organization where leaders reach out to high school students and the website phrases it perfectly: “YL leaders show they care by going where kids are, meeting them as they are, believing in who they can be.”   My beautiful sister (and queen-in-training) Katie spent the entire month of July working and volunteering at a Young Life camp in Saranac Lake, New York. High […]

Meal Routines

Some people, like my sister Hope, crave steak for dinner, followed by ice cream and brownies for dessert. Some people enjoy salads as a “pre-meal” or only eat salad on “fat days” when they feel forced to eat healthy. I am quite the opposite. Salads are a staple in my “diet” and I am constantly excited try new ones, enjoy constant favorites (like the fourth one pictured from Atrias in Pittsburgh) and make them on my own. As much as I love them, it sometimes can get boring and bland, so I have to mix-it-up and experiment! Part of my summer routine includes making a […]

FWD: Couldn’t Do Without

Rereading my blog from last summer and really enjoyed this post. Thought I’d share it again because it was a quick refresher on why I need to appreciate my life everyday. I love how so many things that I “couldn’t do without” last summer are still constant this summer. The post is below: June 14, 2009 : I’m feeling grateful lately, so I wanted to list things and people that I couldn’t live without, that make my life happier and sweeter! My mom, her unconditional love for me, radiant energy, chaotic “organizational skills” and her ability to make the little messed up things fixable. Headbands, […]

Happy Birthday Mom!

Today is my mom’s birthday and she is the ULTIMATE queen. I am so blessed and thankful to not only have her as a parent, but as a friend. She accepts me right where I am at in life and challenges me everyday to be the best person I can be. I decided to post pics of memorable days with her. Happy Birthday Mom!

Internship Reflections

Last night when I was catching up on some blogs, I came across Jennifer’s PeaceLovePR blog post from May titled “Taking Advantage of Interns”. Jennifer discusses how important it is to mentor interns, provide feedback  and mold student interns into the best professional they can be in the future. I loved the post and was reminded how thankful I am for three awesome internships I completed; specifically because of the way I, as the intern, was treated and what valuable tools and lessons I learned personally and professionally. The three internships I want to reflect on were with MDA, SBC Advertising and Intern Queen, Inc. […]

A Refreshing Crown Polish

Hi! So I’ve had a couple of eventful and unexpected days lately that switched up my weekend plans, but overall-I can’t complain about my life lately! On Wednesday night, I ended up being stung by a bee on my face, which led to a trip to the ER where I found out I was “deathly allergic”…Great. Within minutes of getting stung, my face began to swell up majorly and just continued to get larger. I decided to post pics for your amusement— According to my LOVING family members & friends, my face supposedly looked like some and/or all of the following: sad puppy, Asian man, […]