Yes… This is a Valentines Post but It’s a Good One (3 min. read)

So I had planned to write a Valentine’s post about my love life and it would be all sappy and what not but last night in Starbucks here in Statesboro, GA I found a different inspiration.

Last night was my friend Sarah’s birthday and we all went to Olive Garden with our sorority sisters and some of her friends. We had a great time but when I walked in at around 7:30 p.m. I saw a man sitting on a bench outside with flowers. I didn’t really think mush of it until I came back out to go to Starbucks with two of my sisters. We saw him and mentioned that was kind of sad and hoped he wasn’t stood up. We then drove across the street to the Starbucks.

We walked in and ordered with that man still in the back of our minds.We sat down by the window and started to talk. The was a girl, a little older than us sitting at the table behind us. We all noticed her because she was reading alone and was dressed really cute. Finally, after about 10 minutes a man whom, we realized after a minute was a pastor at a local church, began to talk to her about the book she was reading. It was called ‘The Meaning of Marriage” by Timothy Keller. She mentioned she was engaged so of course, we started to look for the ring like most girls do. After a few minutes, the pastor left and one of my sisters asked to see her ring because we heard her say she was engaged. (Not Creepy at all lol).

Then this perfect stranger takes off her clearly expensive, beautifully giant, diamond engagement ring and hands it to us to look at in a Starbucks. As if this doesn’t make her the coolest person ever she goes on to tell us that she got engaged in August at the Parking and Transportation Office here at Georgia Southern because that’s where she first met her fiance on the first day of her freshman year. She later found out he was also her CL in the dorm and her student FYE instructor. She said obviously that God wanted them to be together.

They got engaged on the same day in August in the same place they met and then when they went to book their wedding day accidentally chose the same day in August of 2017. If that is not meant to be I literally don’t know what is! We talked for a bit more about her wedding and what sorority she was in and all. Then we left to go back and get my car from the Olive Garden parking lot.

We pull in and having forgotten about that poor guy are surprised to see him still sitting there on that bench (4 hours later). My sisters went up to talk to him and ask if he was like okay and if his date was coming. He said that she was and that she had told him that he would show up sometime between 6 p.m. and closing (11 p.m.). This in my personal opinion is super odd but at this point, we are invested so we went over to my car and waited to see if this girl would actually show up. Sadly 11 p.m. came around and he left clearly really upset.

I don’t tell the story to make people feel bad so close to Valentines Day but just to say that obviously there is hope of you don’t have someone and don’t put your life on hold for someone who doesn’t do the same for you. My boyfriend and I have been together for 4 years now and it has been the best time of my life and I am so blessed to have him as my best friend. One day I hope to look back and tell our story and it is as heart-warming was the girl’s from Starbucks and never to take it for granted like the date that never showed at Olive Garden.

** Shout out to the Olive Garden guy you can totally do better than whoever was supposed to meet you!

I am about to start the book that she was reading because hearing her talk about it made it sound like it could be a really heartwarming and good read! I’ll let ya’ll know how it is. 🙂

And Straight on ‘Till Morning Part 2

So sorry for the delay in posts but I got really busy with school.

**Just a heads up since I wrote part one I read up on the meal plans and they have now changed it to where you must purchase a magic your way package to get a meal plan which means staying on property is a must but that is essentially what my family has been doing for years we use to put it together ourselves**

Who doesn’t love food, right? Especially on vacation and especially at Disney World ( I mean really Mickey shaped everything!) but it’s so expensive! Not to worry have a way that will totally save you money!

Okay, so when you go on to look at these meal plans don’t panic! They are expensive but there are different levels as far as what each one offers but the initial sticker shock is a bit much but let’s do the math really quick. So my family consists of 4 people none of which are considered children anymore, so for us to get a burger, fries and a drink each (quick service which I will talk about in a minute) costs about $50 and if your doing that roughly 3 meals a day for, say, a 4 days that ends up being $600 for literally just fast food that you can get from McDonald’s at home. And on top of that, you miss out on the amazing cuisine that Disney World offers. And that doesn’t even include snacks or extra bottles of water or anything else that you might want to buy on your vacation.

I highly recommend researching the meal plans. There are different levels as I mentioned earlier. So the first is the quick service meal plan. That basically offers fast food type dining experiences. However, don’t be fooled by the term fast food because many of the fast food or quick service restaurants serve so much more than your usual burger and fries. For example the Be Our Guest Restaurant is a quick service place at lunch time. This is one of the most sought after places to get a reservation because it is so beautiful on the inside. It is a must do! (Make reservations to eat here when you make your vacation reservations.)

The second is the Disney dining plan which offers one quick service meal a day, one sit down meal (nicer restaurant) and a snack. This one is a bit more expensive but if you were to eat like this every day for again like 4 days you would spend well over $1000. This one is the one my family normally gets and it is the best deal in personal opinion.

The last meal plan is called the Deluxe Dining Plan this pretty mush offers the most high-end restaurants on Disney Property. Their restaurants are the ones you have to dress up to go into. If your family likes that kind of thing then this would be perfect but when I am on vacation I don’t really want to dress up and all from being in the park all day. None the less there are some amazing restaurants that you have access to with this dining plan.

It is very important to research which one would be most beneficial for your family. I do 100% recommend it if you’re going to be there for a longer vacation.

*** Also just a heads up: Disney now has Starbucks in every park and even some the resorts and everything in there is considered a snack on the Disney Dining Plan. And if your want a cake pop make sure you ask for the snack because you actually get three because of the price! Your welcome! 😉

That being said there are so many ways to enjoy Disney World so I am going to give you a few of my personal MUST DO attractions.

Food: Be Our Guest Restaurant (lunch or dinner), Trails End Restaurant, Boma- Flavors of Africa, The Garden Grill (Character Dining), Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen, The Roaring Fork, SiFi Dine-in Theater, Sprinkles (Has Gluten Free cupcakes), Sunshine Seasons, The Coral Reef Restaurant, and Teppan Edo (* Disney offers gluten free and other dietary restricted items in almost every restaurant on property)

Attractions: Hoop Dee Doo Review, Ohana, Movie nights at the Resorts, Wishes, Main Street Electrical Parade, Magic and the Memories ( they animate the castle very, very cool.), Illuminations, The new night time show on the tree of life similar to Magic and the Memories.

Ride: Sorin’, Test Track, Splash Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain Rail Road, Dinosaur( I have never actually seen this whole ride my eye close about half way through, but I am kind of a wimp), Rockin’ Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith, Expedition Everest ( literally my favorite ride here), The Jungle Cruise, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train (really long line, really short ride but fun), Star Tours, Toy Story Mania, and Space Mountain just to name a few.

My Favorite Parks: Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney Spring, and Typhoon Lagoon.

If you have long kids or just wanna be kids again this is the place to go and have fun. It’s like a real life Neverland. You don’t have to be grown up here and that to me is the best vacation. It’s the second highway exit to the right instead of the second star to the right… but basically the same. 😉

** Last thing: To me it makes it more fun to know the history behind Disney World and Walt Disney so if your interested in that try reading the book “Walt Disney: An American Original” ( they Disney Family hired Bob Thomas a personal friend of Walt’s to write his biography) and if you want a little extra magic at the parks check out the Latest Version of the book ” Hidden Mickey: A Field Guide to Walt Disney World’s Best Kept Secrets” by Steven Barrett. And take advantage of meeting Characters too! its fun no matter what age!

If y’all have an questions or other topics you want to know more about leave a comment and I’ll answer it!

And Straight On ’till Morning (Part One)

So lately I have been missing my favorite place on earth which also happens to be the happiest place on earth too. Yes, I’m talking about Disney World.

We go almost every year to Disney World on vacation so I decided I could share some of my knowledge in case any of you are planning on taking a trip there anytime soon!

Where to Stay

So my family has a camper which means we always stay at Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground. For one its cheap (like $85 a night at times). Prices change depending on the time of the year but over all its pretty cheap year round. And the second reason  we stay here is that it literally has so much to do there especially if you have young kids. It also is good because it’s more of a get away than any of the there resorts. You are actually in the woods and your site is sort of secluded.

If you don’t have a camper though not to worry! There are 2 things you can do to remedy that. One is that you can rent a camper and the company will come and set it up and then take it down for you. I also believe they allow tent camping as well. But more importantly they have cabins here too. they are super cute and aren’t much more expensive than the campsites.

There is a bus system that runs throughout the whole campground so you never have to move your vehicle once you get there ( This is the same all over Disney property, the bus system is how you get from park to park and back to your resort). There are two general stores, two swimming pools, a restaurant, a dinner show, a campfire and outdoor movie a beach area, and so much more. The beach area is NOT for swimming! I repeat NOT for swimming. There are signs posted everywhere but last year some people let their child go in and he was grabbed by an alligator (Florida is the gator capital of like the United States). Anyway the beach area however does serve a purpose. Actually two purposes.

The beach offers a great viewing of the nightly firework show at the Magic Kingdom called “Wishes” and the music from the park is even piped in. Fort Wilderness is located on what is called the “Seven Seas Lagoon” which is a man-made lake. So to get to the other resorts around this “lagoon” you take a ferry and Magic Kingdom is also located here so there is another (bigger ferry) to take guests to the park.

There are tons of other resorts that are totally worth researching before you go. Even if you don’t stay at one you can still go and eat at those restaurants and sight see there. ( The best one to sight see at is the Animal Kingdom Lodge).

Which brings me to what my next post will be about: The Meal Plans! (Come back tomorrow for more on that.) 😉

Gym Motivation

So recently I decided to start working out. I have gone to the gym sporadically since my freshman year in college and I did sports through out high school but I recently decided to try to go routinely. Plus it gives me a good excuse to but cute workout clothes! So this was my outfit for my workout yesterday. I started a program with one of my sorority sisters called Kayla Itsines BBG (Bikini Body Guide). Its supposed to cost about $50 on her website but I worked a little magic on google and found the PDF of it for FREE!! (lol) I mean if you got the money by all means buy it form here because I am sure she has worked very hard on her program but ya girl is broke at the moment and I am trying to look in a swimsuit or you know just in general. It is a 12 week program and if we stick to it, we will have 9 whole weeks in before spring break so hopefully I will be bikini ready. 😉

I did learn, however, that I am insanely out of shape and had to waddle through campus today like a duck because my legs and butt were so sore . So that is at the very least proof that this excursive routine will work! My sister (sorority sister, I am an only child fun fact) and I have also decided to get up on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s at 7 a.m. and run around her neighborhood (it happens to be exactly a mile). We will see how that works out because I am not really a morning person and generally need coffee to function that early.  I am also trying to drink more water and I stopped drinking soda almost two years ago. I will occasionally have a sprite here and there but not everyday! I have always been really skinny so my weight has never really been an issue but I still don’t like the I look as far as wanting to look more toned. I’ll keep y’all updated on how all that is going and I really hope that it will motivate y’all if your looking to start a work out routine.

I know I got a lot of my motivation to start living healthier in general from Khloe Kardashian’s book “Strong Looks Better Naked.” ( I have a slight obsession with Khloe Kardashian, just add that to my list) I didn’t start following her diet to a “T” just because I don’t live the life of the rich and famous and have enough time or money to throw into eating like that all the time. However, it did make me pay more attention to what I put in my body. Overall, it wad definitely a great read and I would highly suggest it!

In other news I have signed up for the intramural soccer team for my sorority and were are usually really good at sports so that should be fun this semester. As far as classes go, I am doing really well in the class I was slightly worried about. So overall I am really motivated right now to do well in everything. Hopefully I can keep that up this semester. Generally, for me, if one thing falls apart everything does but hopefully I can keep that from happening. I am planning on being way more involved with AOII because it could be such a wonderful experience and I feel like I am not getting the full effect of it sometimes, which is probably my own fault. I tend to get a little anxiety about trying new things so that’s why I was so proud about signing up for the soccer team. When I signed up last night I didn’t immediately feel like I wanted to vomit (haha) so I feel like thats progress. I hope everyone is having a good week so far and my next post is gone give you guys a glimpse into my high school life, which trust mean is going to be a good read! (lol)

Y’all should comment how y’all eat healthier, go to snacks, good work out idea and all that jazz because I would love to here it! 🙂 ❤

Welcome To My Blog

I’ll begin by explaining my title incase some of you don’t really understand it right away. It’s the name of the lipstick Lorelai Gilmore uses. Yes, that sounds crazy I know but I thought it was clever and anyway the name might not even stick. 😉 I have a slight obsession with Gilmore Girls (currently) as well as all things Disney (always). Actually I have quite a few obsessions, okay obsession is not a great word but maybe a great fondness would be a better way to put it.Ill give y’all some brief rambling facts about myself to give y’all some idea of who I am. I love books. I love Netflix (who doesn’t?). Through College I have discovered coffee is a good friend that will never let me down. I am living proof that shopping can be very therapeutic when done right. I believe in love at first sight and that if things are meant to be they will happen. I have had an amazing boyfriend for 4 years and counting. He and I have a dog named Chapman, he’s a mutt but looks like what in the south is known as an expensive bird dog. He’s really sweet and very goofy but smarter than he looks. He is one year old and quite possibly my best friend. Also yes, I am a crazy dog mom and he does have his very own Instagram (@chapman_brown) incase  y’all want to follow him. He likes to take pictures (see below) so it was only natural he should be on social media.img_2924

I decided to start this blog mainly because I have always wanted to but was never really sure what to write about. I don’t live a lavishly glamorous life or anything like that. However, at times, I do think my life is interesting and at least one person might get a chuckle out of something I have to say. In general I am socially awkward; not so much that I cant function but enough to where I can make situations uncomfortable (LOL). Its fine though I have learned to roll with it and sometimes it makes for a good story. I sat down one day getting my nails done with a friend and we had a conversation about the stories from our hometown (it has one red light in the whole town, just to give some perspective). Those alone would be enough to write a fairly unbelievable novel, could be a hit like Lucas’novel in One Tree Hill ( yes, another Netflix Obsession). So I decided at least if I run out of cute clothes and outfits to post I will at least have a good story sans real names of course. Honestly, if I sit and think about it long enough my whole life has just been one unbelievably complicated story, but then again, isn’t everyone’s?

I have had an interesting past even though I am pretty young. Middle School was a horrible time. Even more than what is normal for most kids. I was bullied and it has caused problems even now in my adult life but I am working to change that. Its one of the things that I dint like about myself that I have the power to control. The girl that caused the majority of this pain now goes to UGA I think. She lives her life and I live mine and our paths have not crossed again. However, I have forgiven her, not for her benefit but for mine. Now I can move on from it and tell my story so that maybe some one out there going through something similar might read this and realize it will be okay even when it doesn’t feel like it. Becoming a member of Alpha Omicron Pi has greatly boosted my confidence and I have become more open and willing to venture out of my comfort zone. I know that some people view Sororities as something negative and only a way to buy friends. Maybe for some girls its also just a party outlet but its not to me. It means mush more and it also means that I am held to higher standard because I am associated with those letters for life, and that makes me proud. As a result of my life so far I understand now that people will always let you down because they are human but those that really matter will stick around or at the very least come back into your life. I’ll share my whole story at some point but its sad and serious and I’m not feelin’ it right now. I am thankful now for the things that hurt me because it has made me stronger and I am thankful for the people in my life that know what I have been through and still love me. I want to be relatable to my readers not just in the way I dress or how I do my make up but in how I live my life. This whole blog thing is very new to me so bare with me until I get the swing of it. I don’t have a schedule of when I will post but it will be frequent but sporadic and hopefully entertaining.

I hope you enjoy and please comment, share your opinions and stories! This is going to be fun! Happy New Year!