Mid-Week Inspo // Red White & Blue

It’s almost the fourth of July so naturally I’ve been all over the internet searching for pretty, fun, and festive inspo for this weekend. Enjoy!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Perspective.

Well as you may or may not know, it’s spring break!! Some friends and I flew to Florida a few days ago and while on the flight (lucky me, I got the window seat) I looked out over the clouds and the changing landscapes and perspective came to mind. It’s often not every day we get to see how amazing and beautiful the clouds and the earth are from above. So I decided to take this approach this week for the challenge and have photos from above and below the clouds.

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“Decide what to be and go be it.”

Happy Monday Everyone!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend and are feeling refreshed and ready to dive into another busy week. This weekend was definitely needed. Kicked it off a little early on Thursday with a watch party for the season premier of Scandal. Do any of you watch? This season is about to be crazy. One of my roommates and best friends turned the lovely 22 this weekend… naturally we celebrated with karaoke night and sang T.Swift. Took a day trip to Pittsburgh to catch up with some great friends at The Cheesecake Factory (first time dining there for this gal and I’ll admit it lived up to the hype). Finished the weekend with an absolutely amazing show performed by Old Crow Medicine Show and The Avett Brothers. (eeeeeep!) I’m still dreaming of the sheer talent that every single one of them possesses. They demand your attention with pure energy and entertainment. And I’ve never seen anyone completely rock out with banjos, cellos, harmonicas, and violins like they did. My kind of people. Any big Avett and OCMS fans out there?

Hello DC!

It’s been so long! Again. I feel like I’m always falling behind with my blogging these days. Anyway, last week I took a much needed mini trip to DC with my family and I thought I’d share some of the fun we had.

We were in the city for a volleyball tournament my sister was playing in but we were fortunate to get some touristy time in too (although I tried to blend in). I’ve only been to DC a handful of times but there’s something about it I just love and can’t get enough of. We visited the White House (and witnessed a kid climb the front gate and almost get tackled by a security officer) and walked through the Natural History Museum (the crystals were gorgeous). We also went to the Old Post Office, which is such a cool old building with a killer view at the top. One night we went out to eat at this little Irish pub that had so much charm and character, plus the food was delicious. Of course we watched a lot of volleyball and got lost a time or two. It was a perfect mini trip but now has me wanting to travel anywhere and everywhere.

Do you visit or live in the DC area? What are some of your favorite parts about the city?

Have a happy Monday everyone!

Fun in the Snow

Like many others, Morgantown was hit with a little snowstorm yesterday. I guess if I kept up with the weather I would’ve known to expect this but because I usually just refer to my window/balcony to determine what to wear, you can imagine my surprise waking up to a solid five inches on the ground! The snow continued to fall and by the end of the day we had around nine inches!

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This is more snow than Morgantown has had in a long while. The university honestly doesn’t close for weather too often so I still had to trek to my morning class but lucky for me, after lunch I got two class cancellation emails and my school day turned into a snow day! Cue the perfect snow day! I made a beeline for my PIC. I knew she’d be down for adventurous fun.

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We crossed off two things on our WVU bucket list… 1. Go sledding through the hills and streets of Morgantown (so what if it was on a cookie sheet? College is all about the imagination and improvising, right?) and 2. Make snow angels in front of Woodburn Hall (probably the most famous and picturesque building on campus)

Definitely one of the best snow days ever. Did you get hit with the snow? What is one of your most memorable snow days?

Mountaineer Week

Last week marked the 66th annual Mountaineer Week (AKA my dad’s favorite week of the year). What on earth does that mean? Basically, it’s a unique week-long celebration of Appalachian culture. The intent is to educate the WVU students and surrounding communities about the traditions that make West Virginia what it is today.

Events lasted all week long including:

The Mountaineer Week Craft Fair (so many talented vendors, but my favorites were definitely the hand-crafted jewelers!)

Mountain Music Concert featuring “the instruments and sounds of Appalachia”

the infamous PRT Cram (yes, I did cram myself into that PRT)

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The Festival of Ideas Speaker Event Series

Beard Shaving Contest (hosted by none other than the Mountaineer himself, Jon Kimble)

Mountaineer Idol

Mountaineer Week Football Game

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This list goes on. So, I’ll stop and just give you the link to go see what else Mountaineer Week has in store! It’s truly a unique experience and an amazing feeling to be part of something like this.

Oh yeah, and how could I forget to mention a whole week of this parked in the center of campus…

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Kettle corn, deep-fried Oreos, funnel cake, and fresh-squeezed lemonade. Try walking past that every day and not give in… it’s nearly impossible.