Saturday, April 27, 2013

Pinterest Finds, Vol. 5

A productive week on Pinterest almost always means a very non-productive school week. Last week was definitely one of those weeks, but I pinned so many cute things, so naturally I consider it time well spent.

1. This outfit is absolutely adorable, and I might just have to go out and get me a nice maxi skirt and jean jacket to wear this summer. This looks just so fresh and easy and is probably super comfortable.

2. I know. Another Disney-related pin. I'm sorry. I just couldn't help myself. Beauty and the Beast is only one of my most favorite Disney movies EVER.

3. Okay, this pin is actually super practical and brilliant. These are 15 ways to get the most out of your tiny bathroom, and some of these are just genius. I will definitely be using this in my apartment next semester.

My Pinterest page/username: mtolsma

Thursday, April 25, 2013

My Hair, as promised

please excuse the iPhone picture...

So, I mentioned in my last post that I got a hair cut that's a little different from how I usually get it cut. I've been trying to grow my hair out for a while now, and I was needing a trim, so I went with my roommate to the Aveda Institute here in town, since I'm a broke college student and can't afford to go to an actual salon where stylists give you the haircut you ask for. Now, I did ask for a slightly shorter cut and told the stylist that I wanted to take two inches off, since my ends were terrible. I even used my hand to visually show the girl where I wanted to be length-wise. And then she took her scissors and chopped like five inches of hair off my head. "I don't want to cut it too short," she said. "So I'm just going to cut and you can tell me if you want it shorter." And then she cut. "How's that?" "Good. No shorter. That length is good." She finished my hair and I left. I know I'm kind of being a baby about this, but it was shocking at the time. It will grow back eventually, and my hair feels so healthy now, so that's a bonus. I was just a little bitter at first. The short hair is growing on me, pun intended, haha. Anyway, I have short hair now, just so you all know. Love ya!

Monday, April 22, 2013


Hey! I knew making a weekly feature would lead to more blogging eventually. I'm actually just avoiding doing my homework, but blogging is productive too, right? I was also going to include a picture of my new haircut in this post, but I'm too picky about any pictures that I take right now, so that will come later, I promise, as well as the story that goes with it. Oh, yes, my hair cut has its own story. Anyway, here's what's going on in my life currently.

Loving/Making me happy: Free time. I don't have a lot of it right now, and with finals coming up, I really should be using every spare moment to study or be productive, but I forgot how great free time is. I just can't make myself work more than I have to right now, which is a really lazy attitude to have, but my brain needs a break, I think, or, at least, that's how I'm justifying the bits of time I choose to waste rest.
Watching: I am working my way through every episode of Friends ever made. I'm in the middle of season 8 right now, and I can't believe that I haven't ever watched this show before! I love it, and it also explains so much about my dad. He used to watch this show all the time, and so he'll quote it randomly and I never got the reference before now.
Also, side note for any of you who watch Survivor. Wasn't last week's tribal council one of the greatest things you've ever watched? I danced and jumped around the basement by myself in an explosion of glee. Anyone else? No? Just me? Sweet.
Looking forward to: Ireland! I made a countdown on my phone and I have 9 weeks, 4 days, 14 hours and 40 minutes until I leave for the Emerald Isle. I bought my ticket last week, my passport came, I've registered for one of the two classes I'll be taking and I'm getting really excited to go.
Listening to: At this very moment, Demi Lovato's new single "Heart Attack" is playing. I really like this song and Demi's just great. I've had the Demi Lovato station on Pandora playing constantly this last week. No shame here.
Eating: I just finished a super tasty Oreo McFlurry. Oreos+soft serve vanilla ice cream=heaven
Reading: Well, I'm reading this book called Ready Player One by Ernest Cline for my book club right now. It's interesting, but it's got a lot of references to obscure '80's video games, and I'm not a big gamer myself, so I feel like I'm missing a lot. I'm about a third of the way through right now, and I still don't really know how I feel about the book. We'll see. I did promise myself that after finals are over, I can buy myself a copy of Les Misérables to read over the summer. I CAN'T wait for that.

Thanks for reading my rambling, scattered Currently post, and thanks to Danielle at Sometimes Sweet for the inspiration for this post. If you do your own Currently post, link back in my comments so I can read yours too!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Pinterest Finds, Vol. 4

It was a slow week for me on Pinterest. Finals are quickly approaching, and so if I'm not working or studying, I'm eating or sleeping, ha. So, just two pins for this week's post, but they're pretty good pins, if I do say so myself.

1. So, I'm almost positive that you've seen this video by now, but if not, I highly suggest taking a few minutes and having a good laugh.

2. On one of my previous Pinterest posts, I mentioned that I loved Disney. I have another Disney themed pin to share from this week, and this probably won't be the last one. But seriously, how cute are these tanks? I need one (or five)  for this summer.

My Pinterest page/username: mtolsma

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Pinterest Finds, Vol. 3

So I'm a couple days late on this, but I had a crazy week and even crazier beginning to my weekend, so please excuse my tardiness. I did somehow find time to pin things despite the craziness, so here it is.

1. I loved the movie Les Misérables. LOVED IT. When I saw this pin, I just couldn't help myself. Mulan + the barricade boys= magic.

2. This dress is absolutely adorable. I wish it were possible to just download clothes from the internet into my closet.

3. I mentioned last week that I'm not much of a cook, but I pin a lot of food anyway. I found another food pin that I'm dying to try. It just looks so delicious, and it's healthy too!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, everyone! 

My Pinterest page/username: mtolsma

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Pinterest Finds, Vol. 2

Hello again, everyone! I'm back again for round two of things I've pinned in the last week. I must say that this feature has added a whole new dimension to my pinning sprees. I'm more excited, if that's even possible, to pin things because I know that later in the week I might be sharing that very pin with all of you! It's really lots of fun, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

1. I love roses. They are, without a doubt, my favorite flower. Roses I can wear, now that's impossible to resist. These rose bud studs are to die for.

2. I also really love cats. And I love tattoos. And then I saw this pin, and was like, "Why not?" Maybe someday, ha.
*broken link*

3. I'm not much of a cook, but that doesn't stop me from pinning delicious looking food, and these wraps look like they are to die for. Maybe I'll have to train myself to be a better cook...

I hope you all have a wonderful rest of your weekend! Love ya!

My Pinterest page/username: mtolsma