Love. Something so many girls and guys want to experience in life just once, and if we are lucky enough we will find a person to experience this with for the rest of our lives. I too am guilty of this want.

All through high school I was socially awkward and lacked confidence making group projects difficult for me. Did I want a boyfriend, absolutely. All of my friends were starting to get them and I was always the third wheel. Has anything changed in college, not really but I have very different feeling now. Before I thought I was doing something drastically wrong or that I wasn’t pretty enough, or that I didn’t have an interesting personality. Now though, I realize that I am not doing anything drastically wrong, but rather I am doing things just right. Since going to college I have become more confident and I have made some wonderful friends who still love me even if I don’t match or do the weirdest things. With that being said, I have had my fair share of interactions with guys who have shown interest in me, but for one thing or another it didn’t work out. Was I upset and sad at first?…absolutely, but with my friends and faith I realize that it will work out eventually. I think that because I haven’t been in a serious relationship I have been able to learn so many more things about myself, which will only make a relationship stronger when one does occur.

So many people talk about this and I am also someone who preaches this, but it is much harder to keep following. One must trust that God has a plan for us. Not just one plan, but rather one for every aspect of our lives and we must be patient because if the thing we want is not in our lives at the moment then we are supposed to learn something or experience something that will make ourselves or maybe the other person ready to be in that relationship.

Another thing thing that I used to find myself doing is being jealous or resentful towards people who are in relationships, but now when I see a young or old couple together it gives me hope and trust in God that one day I will have someone who will compliment my life and I can compliment theirs.

To end, I just want to say that patience is a hard thing to have, but while you’re waiting do cool things, spend time with great people and soon enough the  moment will be here.




WOW, and Just Like That Junior Year Was Over

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I know this seems to be a reoccurring theme, but I apologize for not posting frequently but life sure gets crazy when you are busy procrastinating final and papers, working to try and pay for the IV of coffee you will need to cram for those finals you spent procrastinating. With that though, I have finished my junior year of college and while I was watching this years seniors walk across the stage I couldn’t help wanting to cry, not because they were leaving, but because in exactly one year that would be me. In one year I will be leaving behind the place that in the past three years has become my home where I get to eat lunch with my best friends every day, who I only have to walk about 10 feet down the hall to see the people that matter most, and the place that I can’t actually get work done in the PLC. I know the relationships I have formed in the past couple years won’t fade, but we won’t be as close physically every day so that is what I will miss, but that does mean Sunday Brunches with mimosas and Saturday night stories.

Going into this semester people said it would be the hardest semester yet so I definitely buckled down and prepared for the storm, but honestly it was not as terrible as I thought. I did have to work for my grades, but I still managed to pull off a very solid 4.0 earning my spot back on the Dean’s List. With a successful semester I also got offered to be an RA {Resident’s Assistant} next year in the building where I first lived. In addition to that, I have just started working at a hospital as a clinical associate. I will have a lot on my plate semester with 20 hours and those two commitments, but next year is bound to be a blast regardless.

With this semester over and some fun memories in the book I look forward to having some more adventures this summer with my Little and her boyfriend when I am not at summer school, my marketing internship, or work…summer may not be what it was when I was little {pool days, naps, and too much tv}, but after a long day I am sure down to enjoy a glass a wine now that I am 21.

I pray and hope that I will post more frequently because I am planning to have some good nights.





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It is Monday again, which definitely sucks and the only way I plan on surviving this week is that next week is Spring Break (and my 21st birthdayyyyeee)!! This past weekend I made the choice to get off campus and take a mini road trip.

Last week was CRAZY from homework to interviews for internships so I definitely needed a break. I took off Friday afternoon with COMO in my sights. My sister is a freshman at Mizzou so I thought I would stop and spend the night with her before heading to St. Louis.

I go to a super small private college in my home town so when I go to Mizzou it is exciting and I want to just go everywhere. There happened to be a film festival so there were a ton of people downtown. I love downtown Columbia because there are so many cute shops and I was on he hunt for a birthday dress. Unfortunately I did not find it until we went to the mall later that night…but I did find one. After shopping we went to dinner at the Campus Bar & Grill. It was about 7:30 and it was already packed. It was quite and experience and I think it would be fun to go back in a couple weeks;). After dinner though we didn’t do much, and just headed back to the dorm to watch Fuller House and order cookies from Insomnia.

Saturday morning I was up bright and early to start the drive to St. Louis. The car was about a mile away so I decided to make it my morning jog. I made it to St. Louis by 8:15 so I had about 45 minutes to kill before my sister’s color guard performance so of course I got coffee. I watched her kill her solo and then I headed off. I went to the outlets in hopes to find a tote that I could bring to clinical and in that adventure I managed to get stuck in traffic and nearly run out of gas. After that crisis was barely avoided I set out back for KC.

Most people hate driving, but for me it is a game and I enjoy the thrill of catching cars and following other cars that take the lead.

This weekend I did spend quite a bit of time in the car, but the weather was gorgeous, I got to see the people I love and I got to get away a little bit.

One Must Care

Hey, it is Wednesday, which means we are half way through the week so it is only downhill from here and we will all make it to Friday!

I don’t know if i have talked about this before, but I am a nursing and business major at a small liberal arts college in Missouri. Monday-Wednesday this semester is definitely a marathon. My mornings start at 5:3o and I hope to be in bed by midnight, but Tuesday mornings are probably my longest…well most strenuous day because I have clinical that day. I am in a hospital putting what I am learning in class to practice on people.

Yesterday was a pretty typical day, but one of my patients I had a very different connection with. This patient was an elderly women who was in the end stages of MS who was mostly non-verbal. She could speak, but it appeared to be a lot of work so instead she preferred to nod or shake her head no. I think because she chose not to be non-verbal treated her as if she did not understand what was going on or that she did not understand. In school they teach us to assume that the person is able to understand and to talk directly to them and to explain what you are doing. I found this to be very frustrating, so I decided to take it upon myself to spend extra time with this patient because she did not have any relative listed and came from a nursing home.

I just sat in the room with her and watched tv with her, I assessed her surroundings and asked several different questions which lead me to close her shade half way because the sun would change positions and get in her face. I also ended up giving her a bath and coming her hair. I have never seen someone so happy to get a bed bath and to have their hair combed.

After getting her all cleaned up and changed, lunch was there and then she napped. I made sure to tell her goodbye when I was leaving. I also told her that I wish her the best and that she is able to go home soon. As I was about to walk away she told me that, “I am a special person and that she was grateful for me”. That moment was something that is hard to describe and I couldn’t have been happier to choose her over getting my clinical documentation done.

Do I know if I want to practice as a nurse or if I want to be someone who works in business, but regardless of whatever I do I want to make sure that I have a positive impact on individuals.

5 February Favorites

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This past couple weeks have had me in such a good mood because the weather has been absolutely phenomenal. I have been able to wear shorts and have my windows open…in the middle of winter in the midwest. However, I think the change in weather is what is responsible for me getting a cold this past week. Now I am just left with a pesky cough and a stuffy nose. Regardless though, I will take that for some good weather and a chance to get my Vitamin D.

It is nearly the end of February (which is absolutely crazy!) so I thought I would just share a few favorites from this month.

  1. Bite Matte Creme Lip Crayon- color Cafe

      I have been absolutely obsessed with Bite lip crayons since Christmas when my little sister spoiled me and got me the gift set of 4. I can apply the color early in the morning drink coffee/tea all morning and it will still be in place and radiant well into the afternoon. Cafe has definitely my most used this month because it is an everyday shade and it really adds to normal make-up. I highly suggest heading to Sephora to play around with all of the colors.

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2. Yogi Cinnamon Vanilla Tea

I love love love tea and coffee just like many other college students who are trying to survive. I am usually just a green tea and lemon kind of gal, but when I had to cut caffeine out I was looking for something to satisfy my sweet tooth in place of my usual caramel macchiato. I also am a huge fan of Yogi because each of the tea bags have a cute, motivational message at the end.

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3. Essie- For the Twill of Things

Okay, so I bought this color last year as part of the winter collection I believe and I absolutely love it. It is not just one color, but rather is more of a color that has multiple colors. As much as I love dark colors I am ready for summer so I can wear my white nail polish again.Screen Shot 2016-02-29 at 7.55.21 AM.png

4. Favorite Song At The Moment- Talk by Tori Kelly and Pillowtalk by Zayn

Go give them a listen. They are very different, but I like ’em.


5. Favorite Quote of The Moment- “You can do anything, but not everything”

I am definitely one who has a hard time saying no and I want to help out as many people as possible, but I have a pretty rough schedule. The month was the first time I actually had to quit something because I was just too overwhelmed and I was not getting anything out of it. I felt absolutely terrible and I felt like I was letting them down, but everyone understood and I am must happier now.

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Let’s all have a kick butt week and start March off right!

XO Aud

Morning Routine: Coffee and Lemon Lavender Scones

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I hope all of you have had a good week! For me this week has been extremely crazy, stressful, and busy. I am now in my second semester of nursing school and I have quite a full course load as I have mentioned before. I had two tests this week and clinical so I was running on minimal amounts of sleep, but it paid off when I nearly aced both of them.

I have talked about how I am one for routine before and that I enjoy taking a break in the evening to do something for myself and that usually involves a short nap or a bit of exercise just to relax and refocus. Well, this semester getting up early and starting my day off with time to myself has been working out well.

I generally wake up at 5:15 or 5:30, roll out of bed and head to the gym once I put my contacts in. Once in the gym I generally put in 30-45 minutes of cardio/yoga and then hop in the shower. After I get ready for the day I wander up to the hill (campus) where I find my spot in the coffee shop’s corner. It’s usually 7:15 when I get up there so I have about an hour and forty-five minutes before my first class. I use this time to scroll through twitter, get ahead on an assignment or just scroll through Pinterest. I always get an iced coffee or hot tea, but rarely anything else. Well, I was feeling bold and got a lemon lavender scone and oh. my. gosh. it was absolutely fantastic!! They only had it for that day, but I hope they bring it back soon so I can get another one.

Moral of the story though, while routine can be a bad thing if you are not willing to ever break it, it can also be a good thing because when there is a lot of chaos and craziness going on in life a simple routine can be what keeps you from going absolutely insane.

Sucker For a Good Romance

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This past Friday the newest Nicholas Sparks movie, ‘The Choice’, was released and me being my hopeless romantic self of course I went to go see it. I was afraid that I was going to end up going alone, but my Little came in at the last second and saved me. Before the movie of course we went to Hyvee and got a ton of candy (mostly chocolate) because college budget haha.

Anyways, we went to an early showing so there was no one in the theater and we were able to stretch out; oh, and we were the youngest ones in the theater who was surprising. The movie is about 2 hours long, but it never really drags. The romance is fantastic and the main male character Travis’ southern charm is absolutely heart warming. Yes, of course there is a semi typical story line and you can see some of the same features from other Sparks movies, which I think is neat. There is definitely a bit of a twist that is heart wrenching and caused tears to flow from both my eyes and my Little’s eyes. I won’t go into much more detail about that, but if you are looking for a movie to drag your significant other to this Valentine’s weekend I highly recommend it!

Family Friday

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I hope all of you have had a wonderful weekend and had a chance to take time to yourself and recharge from the week. I know I certainly did and I will now be spending my entire day in my school’s library getting all of my assignments and reading done, but I have no regrets because I feel ready to go for this up coming week.

After class on Friday I went and got a smoothie from Smoothie King because $5 Friday, duh. Anyways, after spending time at home I decided that I should just get some coffee and start on homework because all of my roommates had went home for the weekend. I sat down and was about to start homework when my sorority little and her boyfriend came into my room. I absolutely love spending time with both of them because our conversations are always interesting. So after about two hours of conversing about our past conquests they decided to head out for the night. From our conversation I learned that they had just as many adventures their freshman year as I did and we definitely had another bonding moment. So yes, while I should have been doing homework, I am extremely glad that I had time to live life and learn more about people. I am also really excited to see who we get to add to our litte sorority family at the end of this month.

So, after they left instead of working on homework, I went to train legs at the gym at until nearly 11 at night. This was very relaxing and I am glad that I took the night to my self.

So moral of this story is that despite my professors advice of not taking an entire evening to myself, I did and I feel more refreshed and ready to tackle this hectic week. In addition, there are worse ways I could have spent my night (like ways that resulted me waking up dehydrated and hung over). To conclude this rambling session of appreciation, my advice to all of you who have a very busy week is to take time to yourself and spend it with people who will help you grow as a person and learn more about life.

e.l.f. in the Spirit of Christmas

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I hope you are having a wonderful day and are channeling your inner child in honor of the Christmas season!

I, like any other girl, can rarely walk into Target and leave with only the things she originally planned on getting. I can wander around Target for hours and find things that I think I absolutely “need”. Anyways, I purchase most of my make-up from drug stores or target because until recently I have not been one to wear make-up faithfully enough to warrant dropping lots of money. As I was wondering up and down the make-up aisles I noticed e.l.f. had lots of different products and brushes. I decided to grab their light blush palate and their blush brush to try out. There are four different shades of blush in this particular palate.
IMG_6935One, is a more brown or tan for initial definition there are three more varying pink shades.
IMG_6937I have not really found myself using the top left shade (the lightest pink) yet, but that could change when it is spring time again. For my my make up routine I start with the tan, then I layer the bottom left, followed by the bottom right and then I blend it out. Doing this I have found it gives me the best color and the definition I am looking for.

The coverage lasts for a long time and I am one who tends to touch my face a lot and I have not had to reapply it through out the day! For 6 bucks I   suggest that you definitely try this product out or it would make a perfect stocking stuffer for someone!