Friday, October 23, 2009

Happy Weekend!

Tonight I am having a pumpkin carving contest with some friends and making delicious pumpkin chocolate chip bread. I love autumn!

What are you doing this weekend?

(image via flickr)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Shall we dance?

This is my favorite scene from the delightful film "Shall We Dance," starring Richard Gere and Jennifer Lopez.

After seeing this movie (before all the "Dancing with the Stars" craze, mind you) I knew I had to learn how to ballroom dance. Lucky for me the university I attend has a world-renowned ballroom dance team, and thus offers many dance classes.

Last year I took my first class and learned the waltz, quickstep, and tango (my personal favorite). I've been dancing ever since! Next semester I'm taking Latin ballroom (cha cha, rumba, and paso doble) and I can't wait!

Is there something you've always wanted to do but are afraid to try? I say go for it--what have you got to lose?! We are never too old to start learning...

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Love Drought

Confession: I have never had a boyfriend. Ever (...unless you count Lucas Reynolds back in third grade, but even that only lasted about a week). And I'm almost 20 years old.

Is that weird?

Honestly, it's never really bothered me. But lately I've been longing for love. Every chick flick I see, novel I read, or cute couple I notice, makes me want to let out a sigh... And my daydreaming these days is out-of-control.

My mom is convinced it's because I suck at flirting. Which is completely false. I can flirt! Really, I can! I'm just a subtle flirter... Except I guess maybe a little too subtle... (90% of the time no one even knows I'm flirting!) Ohhh why can't a coy glance and a smile get me half as far with American boys as it could with the notorious Italian ones???

I'm trying to change, truly, but it's hard for me! I've had my eye on a bel ragazzo (beautiful boy) in one of my classes, but how do I let him know I want to be more than friends without making a fool of myself if he's not interested? All my efforts in flirting have been futile. I'm stumped!

So--do you have any flirting tips for a girl like me? And I'm curious: where did you meet your significant other?

(photo via Le Love)

Monday, October 19, 2009

Eliott et Cerise

These are some of my favorite photos from a very sweet blog, Eliott et Cerise.

I hope my children will be as beautiful as these two!
I love they way their mother dresses them!

Friday, October 09, 2009


After a tough week at school (three midterms, two papers, and one presentation!), I'm so ready to relax for a few days before it starts all over again...

Have a beautiful weekend, everyone!

(photo via bella maison)

Thursday, October 08, 2009


I want a love like the one Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth share...

P.S. - I love, love, love the movie...

Wednesday, October 07, 2009


I will be living here next April through July and...

I Can't Wait!

(photos are mine)

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

So I know summer is over, but...

I couldn't resist a deal like this! At, I bought this adorable swimsuit--originally $88--on sale for only $20! They have many more different styles and colors for super cheap.
Just thought I would share with you all... Jump before they're all gone!