Friday, November 23, 2012

Finals Made Me Fat

Hello world, I am alive and kickin' after an insane week{s} of finals. Honestly, with the amount of work that I had to do, you would think that I'm double majoring in pre-med and law, but I promise I'm still a PR major.

{Thrilled to be studying, naturally}

I mean, I can guarantee that I gained 500 pounds over the past two weeks and that my body hates me now, but school is over for seven weeks, so it's whatever, right?

But then it was Thanksgiving, where I evened out those 500 pounds that I previously gained and added on another 500 more.....

So that's where I leave you all. My brain is now physically incapable of holding anymore information in it {at least for a little while} and starting today I'm only eating green vegetables, chewing gum or drinking water {I joke, I joke}.

I have some fun things and posts coming up for the Christmas season, but in the meantime, I'm back and still just as sarcastically sassy. 

xo Ellyse
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Friday, November 9, 2012

Handwriting

One of my favorite blogger/designers, Katelyn, participated in this handwriting link-up a couple of days ago. 

I immediately went over to Joelle's blog, looked at the posts from everyone else who participated and knew that I wanted to join in!


So it's not gorgeously beautiful, like Katelyn's or Joelle's and I've realized that I seriously struggle with writing in straight lines, but hey, what can you do?

Write it Down

Write out your name, signature, location & a favorite quote and link up! Leave me a comment with your with the link to your post down below too, so I can creep on your penmanship!

xo Ellyse
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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

November Goals

So somehow it's November now, even though I swear 2012 just started yesterday. This month is going to be brutal for the next two weeks, but then only bring fun things once I wrap up finals and head to the suburbs for seven, glorious weeks of winter break. 



This November I vow to:

- Not procrastinate on school work, finals, papers and studying. Starting early will make my life a lot easier.

- Confront my roommate about issues instead of being passive aggressive {one of my worst traits}

- Go to the gym at least four times a week {so far, so good!}

- Budget my money more carefully

- Apply for internships next quarter

- Start something new

xo Ellyse
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Thursday, November 1, 2012

What's in My Bag: School Edition

I love seeing what other people carry around in their bags. It reminds me of when I was little and I would go over to a friend's house and be mesmerized by everything they had in their room. I could have looked around for hours. I'm sure that's super nosey of me, but oh well!

For a school tote, I carry a large Longchamp in pink. I feel as if it's kind of like a Mary Poppin's bag...I just keep putting more and more stuff in it and there's always room.


1. Vera Bradley Pencil Pouch in Mocha Rouge - This thing is packed. I keep every color highlighter and pen, backups of my favorites (see #3), my flash drive and an eraser in here.

2. Makeup Bag - I believe this was a freebie from the La Prairie counter at NM, but it works. I keep all the essentials in here: Advil, hair brush, compact, make-up blotters, and OF COURSE, hand sanitizer

3. This is pretty much everything that I keep in the little side pouch of my bag. Headphones are necessary for trips to Starbucks or the gym, and I always have at least one (usually more) chappystick on me. This one happens to be Burts Bees Pink Grapefruit, which is amazing. As I mentioned earlier, I keep my favorite pens tucked in the small pocket of my Longchamp in case I need to reach for them quickly. (You can find them here, here and here). And last but not least, a pack of gum. If I have the choice, I prefer mints, but I've been having a hard time finding my favorites, so this works as a substitute.

4. Lilly planner and small notebook. I honestly don't think it's possible for me to go anywhere without my planner, and it's nice to have a journal to jot down thoughts, ideas and lists whenever they come to me.

5. Macbook

6. Burberry Wallet (From their Christmas collection a few years ago)

7. iPhone with Tory Burch hardshell case (The exact case is no longer available, but there are so many to choose from here!)

8. School ID, Apartment Key and CTA pass


xo Ellyse
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