2/25/16

Interview with Adrienne from Adrienne Christine

So when scouting through instagram in search for new blogs to read, I came across Adrienne's account and I fell in love with her feed. Lot's of Lilly and Starbucks, if I must add! So I checked out her blog and loved it, and of course I decided to interview her. Adrienne's blog is very just her! Her blog reflects her and she's very open and just herself and I think that's what I love the most about her blog. So for you to learn more about her beyond the blog, I have provided y'all with an interview!
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How would you describe yourself and personality?
I would describe myself as organized, hardworking, and super quiet! I would much rather listen to other people talk than talk myself. I’m also quite the perfectionist. I will literally rewrite my notes from a lecture if they’re not up to par!

When did you start blogging and why?
I started blogging last spring/early summer, right after I graduated high school. I had been following many bloggers up until that point on my personal insta, and once I finally purchased my first Macbook for college, I decided it would be a fun way just to share about my life and my favorite things!

How has blogging impacted you as a person?
I’ve definitely become more grateful for all the little things. I tend to see more beauty in everyday life, even if I’m just going to class or doing homework. Also, I’m sure all us bloggers do this, but I’m always looking for the perfect photo op. Before I started blogging I hardly had any photos on my phone, but now it’s filled with pics ranging from flowers to outfits to food—you never know when you’ll need them for the blog or insta!

How do you maintain a successful blog?
Honestly I’m still figuring this one out. Everyone tends to say that posting consistently is an important step in maintaining a successful blog, but I can’t exactly say I’ve stuck with that one! However, I do think that it is important to create content that truly reflects who you are.

What are your go to resources for blogging?
My go to resources for blogging would simply be Pinterest and other blogs. I love gaining inspiration and creating posts with my own spin. I find that reading other blogs motivates me to create content I love!

What blog do you highly recommend for others?
Lately I’ve been loving Caitlin’s blog, southerncurlsandpearls.com, as well as Julia’s blog, galmeetsglam.com. They both have such adorable styles, and their Instagrams inspire me so much! I also really enjoy reading blogs of girls that are around my age, who have also recently started blogging. It’s so fun to be able to meet other people with the same interests as you, as well as encourage them through their journey of blogging!

What is your inspiration in life?
I find that I tend to get a lot of inspiration from just daily life. It could simply be an Instagram post of an outfit I adore, someone talking about their passion for their career, or just the act of someone holding the door open for someone. There are so many daily interactions that really do inspire me to be genuine while working hard to reach my goals.

What's your aspiration in life?
I am an elementary education major, so of course I’ve always aspired to be a teacher. However, one of the things I’m most looking forward to in life is being a mom! I can already see it now, cute little bows and monogrammed baby bottles… Just thinking about it makes me so excited!

What would you consider your style?
I’d probably consider my style to be “preppy.” I wouldn’t say I’m 100% preppy, but I do love dressing modest, cute, and classic. I also love dressing up, and if it was socially acceptable to wear a dress to an 8am lecture I seriously would, they’re just so much easier than putting a whole outfit together!

What are your top five favorite items in your closet?
You can never go wrong with Tory Burch Miller sandals, a comfy swing dress, a J.Crew vest, a striped tee, and a blanket scarf!
What can you not leave the house without?
My phone!! Especially with blogging, as I mentioned earlier, you never know when you’ll come across a good photo op! Also my purse and wallet of course, for those impromptu Starbucks runs. :)

What’s one thing you want to do before you leave this world and be remembered for?Hmmm, this one is so tough! I’ve always been pretty realistic when it comes to what I want to accomplish, so I would probably say that I want to be a successful teacher. I absolutely adore children, and I think there’s something so special about being able to influence them to go on to chase their dreams. I’ve wanted to be a teacher as long as I can remember, and being able to work towards that goal now is so exciting!
Impromptu Starbucks, blanket scarfs, monogrammed bottles... Are you sure we aren't related?
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xoxo,
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2/24/16

J. Crew and Vineyard Vines Spring 2016 Collection Favorites







I recently just received a catalog today from both J. Crew and both Vineyard Vines today and so I just HAD to share my favorites with you guys. There was so much color it made me so excited for actual color after a season of solid colors! The catalogs had me super excited for spring break, chino's, and the beach. Vineyard Vines catalog was very tropical and interesting, and the tropical inspired line is amazing. It's something about J. Crew's catalog I can't quite put my finger on but whatever it is I'm in love with. I love J. Crew because it mixes work with play and it really just give off this classy, hard-working, New York or northeast look... I don't know but I love J. Crew for it. Below of course I have provided you with my favorite, you should check them out and be sure to share your favorites with me as well!


xoxo,

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2/14/16

A Letter to My 13 year-old Self




So when I was around 12 going on 13, just going into 8th grade, I had experienced a lot and went through a lot. I was reading old journal entries and looking at old Facebook messages and pictures and I decided to write myself a letter and share with you guys!
Dear Enfiniti,
 Where do I start. You just turned 13, your family is going through some issues, your friends are stabbing you in your back, you feel like no one understands, but I do. You feel like your little sister, Brighe, is a burden, you feel as if you helped raised the kid, even though that isn't the case, it's how you feel. You feel like your 13 birthday was a complete disaster, but do yourself a favor, don't hold against your mom, she's trying her best at the moment and doing all she can. Enjoy the day spent with your mom, younger siblings, with homemade cake and watching movies on the couch instead of wishing you were with friends who could care less about you. Enjoy this day, it hasn't been days truly like this in at least 2 years, you've been waiting for this, enjoy it.
   
    Your so called "friends". First let start with your peers from elementary school. It's been over 7-8 years, they've changed, they've moved on, they don't hold on to the days at the lake, waiting to be friends again. Heck half of them are currently doing things you would dare think twice about doing. This "friendship" you guys are trying to recreate, yeah it's not going to work. It's going to do nothing but cause you tears and hurt, hating that you yet again let someone in and lies you've believed. But here's a tip you are going to listen to a thousand more lies, please save the tears it's not worth it, you are currently in this bubble, and once you hit 9th grade, you'll realize just really how sheltered you've really been. 

  At school, excuse my french, but it is just pure HELL. Don't lie to yourself it is. These same kids have been picking on you since like the 6th grade for being the preppy good church girl. You've gotten used to being called "Oreo", " White Girl", "Stuck Up", "Know-It-All", and "Too-Good". But you haven't quite gotten used to the whole church girl and innocent one, do us both a favor and embrace it. Love it, adore it, please because if not, in two years you are going to regret it. Oh and proudly blast your Luke Bryan, Taylor Swift, and HAIM. If people really want to be your friends, they will accept you for you. Back to "friends", stop allowing the same people back in just to hurt you or tear you down for the things you like. Be a your own person, sit by yourself at lunch and read your book if you have to, the characters in the book are way better then your so called "friends" anyway if you ask me.

  A few more things. That weight problem you have brush it off, you are 118 lbs. You are fine, your so called stomach, let it go, do a few abdominal exercises and keep it moving. That thought of not eating or purging, please don't take it any further than a thought. Trying to do it just makes you miserable, hungry, guilt-filled, teary eyed, and... empty. I know the things going on at home make you want to binge then purge,  but trust me it's not worth, at all. Also don't be afraid to cry well at least behind closed doors. Let it all out at night, write it down, unfortunately right now is not a good time to go cry to mom, she doesn't really need the extra problems, be strong for her, and as for others never let people see you cry, don't make a scene, suck it up and put a smile on your face, even if it's those tight straight line smile your grandma does, do it.Because trust me if not those people will use every moment you've cried in front of them against you, literally every.

 As for everything else, congrats with the launch of your new blog. It's has been a total success and you will become more and more proud about your work and get well noticed. You meet other supportive bloggers and have a great little online community, so don't stop keep going, there's so much to look forward to. You will finish 8th grade with a bang and finally be part of National Junior Honor Society, which you have been striving for since 6th grade, which you should've joined in 6th grade instead of being intimidated by upperclassmen and the teachers, but you're a pro at this by now. You are on all the teachers good sides, have wonderful feedback, great relationships with them, know the school like it's the back of your hand, know the best hangout spots, can analyze each and every clique, know what teacher to go to for food, vending machine, or just to do nothing, so yeah you go Glen Coco. Enjoy this last year with some of the most amazing people who haven't hurt you. Who helped you expand your horizons, learn more about culture, made you laughed, cried with you, made the some of the best memories with, I mean trust me high school will be so much better. But again enjoy this last year, enjoy the movies and pizza, and the field trips. Enjoy the dance offs at the most random moments and standing on the tables. Enjoy running down Duke sidewalks screaming at the top of your lungs in the freezing cold, and having lunch with the college kids. Enjoy being literally the youngest in your class. Enjoy the guy friends, who literally give you NO DRAMA AT ALL, and will also teach you that boys are not, not to be trusted. Enjoy all of this because this year will flash before your eyes and the next thing you know it's the end of the year, you're all dressed up, laughing, crying, sharing memories, and crying. Then you'll all be going your separate ways, losing contact, talking here and there, wishing you were all together again, heads on each others shoulders because you guys were y'all different and nobody can change that. Do yourself a favor and hold on to them. Hold on to the ones who loved you for you, who invited you to the party, who looked out for you, who was your partner and crime. Then let go of the ones who hurt you, which I will go ahead and spill you will let go of all but one, and you find out why in the next letter. Enjoy 8th grade girly, enjoy middle school because high school is literally going to punch you in the face and you will, I quote, you WILL become addicted to coffee, music, group texts, SparkNotes, oh and you'll become best friends with your English and Math teacher ( Math... shocker I know right! I was like whoa!)

Till next time!
xoxo,
Enfiniti

P.S. Don't cut all your hair off into a Afro to go natural. The older you will hate you for this and will act like a baby and whine, and sob every chance she gets about how she misses her shoulder length hair, and I mean EVERY CHANCE! 


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2/10/16

GalPalLinkup: Valentine's Day Traditions

So Happy early Valentine's Day to all of you, I hope it's wonderful and filled with love.
So today I will be sharing with you guys my Valentine's Fay traditions my family does every year and a few new things I want to try or add on to the tradition.
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So Valentine's Day in my family is usually a day my family just gets together, it's like a day spent with family, and since V-Day is my grandmothers birthday, we always spend this day with her. We usually take her to different restaurant or to a movie, and last year we took family portraits. 
We also give Valentine's to our peers or other family members, and then we might have Valentine's dinner at my great aunts house and spend the rest of the day exchanging Valentine's, eating candy, and enjoying each other's company. Pretty simple, relax, and fun.
But here's a few new things I wanted to try this year, just because:
- Making heart shaped cookies
- Creating Valentine's or Candy Grams and send them to homeless shelter and/or nursing home
- Make other V-Day theme baked goods
- Get a V-Day themed drink from Starbucks on Valentine's Day
- Write a love letter to myself
- EAT LESS CANDY AND CHOCOLATE (just a thought, probably not even going to happen.)
So that's my tradition and a few things I want to do, pretty simple I know, but I'm pretty much a basic person.
Be sure to check out my Valentine's Day gift guide for gift ideas!
Hugs & Kisses,
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2/5/16

Friday Fives: Bible Edition


So this week I decided to combine faith with my Friday fives. Today I'm going to share with you guys my favorite scriptures and apps that help me with my religion and faith.

1// She Reads Truth: this app is a devotional and bible app that helps with you walk in Christ. It provides a bible reading plan, devotional  wallpapers, music, news and much more. It's by far my favorite app. It's easy to access and it organizes all your notes and bookmarks with any hassles and it just works extremely good.
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2// DVO: this is another app I use daily, it provides you with daily devotionals to help with any situation. It also allows you to download wallpapers for your everyday use, it gives you the first 31 days free and then you have to pay, so that's the only down about that.
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Ok so now I'm going to share 3 of my all time favorite scriptures with you guys:

• Return to the Lord, your God; for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. Joel 2:13

• Don't be obsessed with getting more material things. Be relaxed with what you have. Hebrews 13:5; This verse helps me a lot especially because it always I want this and that and sometimes I'm not content with what I have. The bible also says be in the world, but not of the world, so it constantly reminds me that the materialistic things are nice to have, but don't find my joy and happiness in it.

•  The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction. Proverbs 1:7 
And a few songs you guys should listen to:

-  All Is Lost- The Rock Worship
-  Amen- I Am They
-  The Anthem- Plantshakers
- Lead Me To The Cross- Hillsong United

Have a great day!
Be sure to check out the Valentines Day Gift Guide!

xoxo,
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