Saturday, March 30, 2013

Pinterest Finds, Vol. 1

It's not an understatement when I say that I've been neglecting my blog recently. In order to remedy that situation, I'm going starting this feature where I share things that I've pinned on Pinterest. Like I mentioned in this post, I enjoy exercising my creativity visually. I'm not an artist by any means, nor does my imagination spark a lot of original work. Pinterest has helped me express my creative side by allowing me to collect images I find beautiful, funny, or interesting. My pins range from fashion to hair and beauty to quotes, pictures of famous people, and random things I find funny. Each week, I'm going to share three of my pins from the week, with the website they originally came from. I'll link to my Pinterest page at the bottom of each post. If you like what you see, feel free to pin from my blog or follow one or all of my boards on Pinterest. If you would like to join me and create your own Pinterest post, link up in the comments! I love seeing what other people pin and what speaks to them. Now, on to my pins!

1. I love the idea of coordinating, but not matching bridesmaid dresses for a wedding. Every girl is made differently, and should be able to wear something that flatters their figure and shows off their personality. If I ever get married, I will be doing this for my maids.

2. So I'm guessing most of you are familiar with the grumpy cat meme? This picture I pinned the other day combines three of my favorite things: cats, Disney and sarcasm. 

3. I love up-do's, and my inability to do anything with my hair but straighten it or put it in a pony tail makes me love them any more. This style is so sweet and simple and would be pretty if used for a wedding hair-style. 
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So there you have it, my top three pins from the week. Hopefully having a weekly feature will motivate me to not only stay caught up with blogging week to week, but inspire me to blog more often about other things as well. Love you all!

My Pinterest page/username: mtolsma

Friday, March 1, 2013

Little Update

(Some instagram pictures I've posted recently. The one on the left is my sad attempt to do a winged eyeliner, and the one on the right is a picture of me at work. I'm a floor manager at Popejoy Hall, the theater on campus that has wonderful plays and musical events.)

Hi all! It's been a little while since I've updated my poor, little, neglected blog, and I really don't want to start my homework right now, so I'm here instead! Not much is new in my life at the moment. School and work take up most of my time, which is a little crazy. My classes are all going well though, so I really can't complain...well...I shouldn't be able to complain, but somehow I still do. Thankfully, there is only one week between me and Spring Break! Next Friday, I get to go home and relax for a week. I will have homework to do, but the time with my family will be nice. I will also be getting my passport over the break, or starting the process at least, because I am going to IRELAND in July! I was accepted for a summer study abroad program based in Cork, Ireland, and I am so excited. I cannot wait to go. It's still far enough away that I haven't started stressing or panicking about traveling overseas by myself, but as it gets closer, I will be freaking out. I've never been outside the country before, so this should be interesting. Other than that though, not much is new in my life. This post started as a 'Currently' post, but I had nothing to write about! So, rambling, free range posting it is. Have a good weekend!