Friday, November 25, 2011

the sillies. . .

So Erin and I have the sillies. They are quite contagious. It seems that when there are only 12 days left of your undergrad college life it is extremely hard to focus, especially on the few assignments that have yet to be completed. And instead of acting like the adult you are on your way to becoming you revert to your childhood days where everything is worth stopping and falling to the ground because you are laughing so hard (hasn't happened yet but I am quite certain it will soon). Some days are filled with irks of sadness as we realize that we are going to start experiencing lasts; today was the last day we would eat brunch in the school cafeteria. But it is also very fun as we find things that we have to do before we both leave CLU; like watch the sun set together or eat at our favorite place for breakfast. The years have gone by quickly but I hope that the next 12 days go by slowly because although I couldn't be more ready to graduate I will greatly miss this place that I have called home for the last 3 and a half years and the people who have become an active part of my everyday life.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

a pair of shoes fit for an Anna. . .

Things have been quite crazy here at school. I have less than a month left till I am done with college and I can't believe it. Before that date comes I have a million homework assignments and tests left (not an exaggeration at all). There is also that big presentation that I have to give this weekend (yay!). After a minor freak out I have managed to realize that as you get each thing done the list gets shorter and shorter. Amazing how after all these years I still forget that it is all doable.

Now back to shoes. These little beauties are just magnificent. I would wear them continuously, mainly I imagine myself doing laundry with these on and visiting the grocery store. These are my ruby slippers. Sadly they are a little bit to pricey. One day I will find a way to make sure that I have a pair of shoes with one to many bows.

The beautiful shoes are designed be Jeffrey Campbell and can be found here.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

pumpkin cream cheese muffins. . .

So I haven't really got the consistency of blogging down. My mom asked me how frequently I would post and if there was a schedule. Well you see I had planned for this to be a daily thing. . . And as you can tell so far that hasn't worked so well. So I am now aiming for three times a week and lets hope I can exceed my expectations this time around.

This week will be filled with lots of homework! yay! There are many things I get nostalgic about when I think of graduation but homework never makes the list. This past weekend I did some homework but also made quite a bit of time for fun. On Friday I went to Community Group with Erin (for those of you who don't know Erin is my roommate and dear friend; I might have already mentioned that). Community Group is a group of people in the community from the church we attend - Anthem. It's a nice little church with a good group of people. And then on Saturday Erin and I decided to venture to LA with the hopes of finding some really cool things and places to take pictures of. Well it was definitely an adventure. Erin had looked up a store from this magical place called DesignSponge; where they have city guides that list nifty places you should see in most of the large cities. We kind of misestimated how far away it was from where we decided to park, which allowed us a lovely (though seemingly never ending) walk through Beverly Hills. It was one of those situations where when you really realize how much farther away it is you don't want to turn back because you have already walked so far. Although the store wasn't very exciting we found a wonderful bakery called Magnolia Bakery and we had this delicious cold peanut pie thing that was just spectacular. And then we walked back to our car and drove home with photos of pie.

Last Monday I found a recipe from TaseSpotting for Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins. So yummy; they kind of taste like the ones from Starbucks but better cause they are made with Anna love. We have been stock piling on pumpkin because apparently there is going to be another shortage. I have a feeling when we end up moving out in December we will still have pumpkin left. But that's okay pumpkin is just magical it makes it fall. Here is the recipe and a few pictures of how yummy they turned out to be.

The recipe is from the nonpareil baker and you can find it here. One bit of advice is to make sure you read the directions first because you do have to freeze the filling for two hours ahead of time. And I normally start baking projects at 8:30 in the evening and that would have made for a late night of baking.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

hair fit for a Princess!

On Sunday evening Erin and I decided to go out with a few of our friends. We went to this place called PJs and is bar in the parking lot where Trader Joes and Rite Aid. It's a whole in the wall type of place. Not the kind where you get there and you are so happy you found it and you contemplate whether or not you should tell your friends about it; because really you just want it to be your little secret. PJs is definitely not that. It is a slightly sketchy bar in a grocery store parking lot; that attracts the middle aged Thousand Oaks (TO) drunks; classy right. But on Sunday nights they have karaoke and you would be amazed how well those middle aged TO drunks sing. We didn't stay more than hour because when you are not drinking and everyone else is it really isn't all that much fun; mainly because everything is way more funny to the people drinking then to you. But the walk back to our dorm was lovely and involved a long chat about our last few months at CLU and what the future looks like. A future that is less than eight weeks away. Yikes!

But the real story is that I did Erin's hair before we went out.

I think because of the fact that I can't curl my own hair I always feel the need to curl everyone else's. It's just so pretty! In the last mont I have colored her hair, cut bangs for her, and now styled it. I bet she didn't know she was moving in with her own personal hair dresser. Best part is my fee can be paid of in chocolate chip cookies.

Although we may not be going back to PJs; I think we will be having more styling sessions-cause it is just good clean fun! ! !

Sunday, October 16, 2011

a little blog of my own. . .

So I have started a blog. Why, you might ask. Well here's why. . .

- The next few months and years are going to be filled with great changes in my life and quite frankly I have no clue what is next but I want to be able to share all my little adventures and triumphs and scraped knees with the people who matter in my life and whoever stops by to visit along the way.

- I am currently obsessed with reading a few blogs (don't worry they will get their own special post) and sometimes I get a little upset when they don't update it; so this will give me something else to read and work on.

- My dear friend and roommate Erin suggested it. And I wouldn't want a wonderful suggestion like that to just pass by. Plus that means I have at least one guaranteed reader!

- And because I like pretty things and I want to share them with you!

My little bitty blog is named all things loved. . . Would you like an explanation?

There are a lot of things that I hold near and dear to me. And I want to share them with you. I will be sharing all things i love. And since I love a lot this leaves the question of what type of blog this is up for debate. I guess it's an Anna blog; which means it is a little bit of everything mixed in together.

I have no idea where this little adventure will take me and how much about life I will share; I am figuring it all out as I go.

It's not perfect yet; but I figured if I waited till it was just right looking it may never happen. So please bare with me as the layout and coloring goes through little transformation as I figure things out.

oh yay I am excited! I hope you are too!