Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Goodbye 2014, Hello 2015

Well we have made it, it is the end of the year 2014. So much has happened this year. I finished my senior year of marching band, I started this blog, I celebrated my 3rd anniversary with the boyfriend, and I made some fantastic new friends and strengthened relationships with old friends. I feel like it was just the end of 2013 and I was looking forward to 2014, and now, in less than 18 hours it will be done.

But like everyone, I want to make some goals for the year 2015. Instead of doing goals or resolutions for the whole year, I'm just doing it one month at a time. So throughout the year, I will update my goals for the month. (I have never been very good at sticking to goals for the whole year, a month will be a sort of stretch too, but more reasonable). The plan is to have a goal or two for each category of my life, things like Health/Fitness, School, Social and Blog. So here goes nothing, my goals for the month of January.

Health and Fitness
  • Drink more water. I am participating in the #wellwithwater that Sarah is hosting on Sarah Celebrates. The point is to encourage simply drinking more water throughout the month of January. This is the kind of goal I can accomplish. On average I drink maybe one bottle of water on a good day,if that, so my goal for January is to drink two bottles of water everyday. 
  • Drink less soda. Over Christmas break, I have gotten use to having as much soda as I want at the house because my parents love me and keep all of my favorites in stock. This is great and all, but I drank wayyyyy too much. So while I am drinking more water, I am also drinking less soda.
  •  Don't get behind. This may seem like something that everyone says at the beginning of a semester, but with this being my last real semester of school (not ready to talk about that yet) I can't afford to slack off. I want to graduate with top honors. 204 days till I graduate!!!
  • Spend time with friends, and do stuff other than watch TV. Living in a small town, it can get difficult to find things to do. (The mall in Troy is Wal-Mart) But several of my friends have birthdays this month so it is expected for us to actually go do stuff. 
  • Post at least 2 times a week. I want to post more than that, but I know January is a very busy month for me. But a busy month equals a lot of things to post about! 
Happy New Year everyone, I hope 2015 is a great and prosperous year for each and everyone of you. Thank you for helping my blog grow over the past few months.
 What are your goals for January or 2015?

Friday, December 26, 2014

Merry Christmas! (Plus a Cake Recipe)

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope that each and every one of you had a fabulous Christmas day. I know I did. I got to spend time with my family, eat lots of yummy food, and open great presents (like a new camera!!!!! Yay for better pictures on the blog now).  But as I promised on A Taste of the College Life's Facebook Page two days ago, I have a cake recipe for you that makes a great addition to any holiday gathering. I call it a Christmas cake, but you could make it for any holiday you could possibly want.

I will warn you now, this is not a complicated recipe so much as a tedious/time consuming recipe. But if you like chocolate cake, it is so worth it. Budget yourself at least 2 days to work on this, since at one point you have to freeze the cake overnight.

This recipe is in three parts; cake, cream filling, and glaze.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flou
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda 
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons of cocoa
  • 1/3 cup boiling water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar, divided
  • 3 eggs, sperated
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners sugar
Cream Filling
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • Confectioners sugar

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. For cake, grease a 10 1/2 x 15 1/2 inch jellyroll pan (or a cookie sheet with raised edges). Line bottom of pan with waxed paper and grease wax paper.

In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. In another small bowl, combine cocoa, water, and vanilla, whisk until smooth.

In a large bowl, cream butter. Gradually beat in 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar. Beat in egg yolks, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat until mixture is light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Alternately beat flour mixture and buttermilk into creamed mixture. Beat in cocoa mixture until well blended.

In a medium bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar until stiff. Fold egg white mixture into chocolate mixture. Pour batter into prepared pan.

Bake 12-15 minutes or until cake is slightly puffed and just begins to pull away from sides of pan. Get a towel, lay it out, and sift confectioners sugar onto the towel. Loosen the sides of the cake and invert it onto the towel. Beginning with 1 long edge, roll cake IN the towel. Cool 45 miuntes or until room temperature.

For filling, beat whipping cream, sugar, and vanilla. Unroll cake and remove towel. Spread filling over cake to within 1 inch of edges. Depending on how thick you want to make your cake you have a choice here, you can either roll it up starting with a long side or a short side. I recommend rolling it with a long side because then you can cut it in half later and make 2 cakes at one time! But that is completely up to you.

Once you roll it up, wrap it up tightly in aluminum foil and freeze overnight.

Next day, remove cake from freezer, unwrap from foil, cut in half if necessary, and place it on a serving plate of some sort or on a wire rack to ice.

For glaze, melt chocolate chips in a double boiler or in a microwave safe bowl. Let cool slightly beat in butter (I melt mine to make this easier) and add the whipping cream until slightly thickened and smooth. Spread glaze evenly over top and sides of cake. (If you put it on a wire rack to ice, now put it on a plate) Gently pull a fork through the glaze to create the "bark" lines. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Right before serving, sift confectioners sugar over cake to create a snowy look.

Fun fact, this recipe came from an old cook book and has been passed down through generations on my dads side of the family. The little holy that is on top of my cake, is actually a small part of the big piece from great-grandmother.

Do you have any family recipes that you make for a certain time of year?


Monday, December 22, 2014

Frozen is Still Awesome

One thing that people learn about me fairly quickly, I am a HUGE Disney freak. Like it might even be to an unhealthy, obsessive level at some points. When Frozen came out last year, I think I saw it about 4 times in theaters...yeah, pathetic, I know...but I let it go! ;) Anyway, while my favorite Disney movies are Tangled and the Princess and the Frog, I love Frozen, a lot. Here are my Top 5 Reasons Frozen is Awesome.

 Top 5 Reasons Frozen is Awesome
5. The music. The music in this movie is the bomb-diggity. I'm sorry for that reference from my past but it is the best way to describe it. As a band kid my whole life music has been super important to me and the soundtrack to this movie is fantastic. Not only is the score amazing but who doesn't want to build a snowman?

4. "Who marries a guy she just met?" This movie is the first Disney movie that shows that a girl shouldn't marry the first guy who shows an interest in her. It teaches girls to be strong and independent. That being with a man can be nice and everyone should want to find love, but that shouldn't be all you are after in life. 

3.  Anna and Elsa. So these two are obviously very important to the movie, I mean they are the main characters. But I think that the way that the characters were developed and the relationship they go through during the movie shows a pretty accurate description of sibling relationships. You will want to spend all your time with them on some days and then others you don't want to see them at all. Some days you see eye to eye on everything and others you are polar opposites. But all of those things are what make you the way you are. 

  • Oh and this fun little tid bit! Tangled is my other favorite Disney movie so this just makes both of these so much better. 

2. Kristoff. So as the prince in this movie who wasn't really a prince to begin with, he is the perfect gentleman. While he does have a bit of a sarcastic side, he also super sweet. I mean he gave up on Anna because he thought it would save her. He also has an adorable pet reindeer, who doesn't love a guy with a pet reindeer? 
And Kristoff asked to kiss Anna and did not trust her because she wanted to marry a guy she just met. More pluses for him.

1. Olaf! Who can't love this adorable little guy! He is the best thing Disney has come up with yet in my opinion. My Pintereset has exploded with Olaf. Here are a few of them.

This is Alex's favorite song in the whole movie. He laughed for a good five minutes in the theater after this part.

And the number one reason that Olaf is the number one reason Frozen is awesome is because of this...

He realizes that people who love someone, who really love someone, will do anything for them. 

What is your favorite part of the movie?

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Bucket List: Hoda

Well for those of you who have seen my Graduation Bucket List one of the things on there is to read 5 books that are just for fun.  And I finished my first one yesterday. I read the book that Hoda Kotb wrote.

This book was so much fun to read. As a journalism major, this really opened my eyes to what it takes to get where she is in her career. And it makes it even better that she is one of my favorite people in television. I first started watching the Today show about a year ago during the winter Olympics on NBC because I had time in the mornings before class to watch and Hoda and Kathy Lee are the fourth hour from 10-11. I fell in love with this show so quickly. They really are a hoot. One of the first memories of Hoda and Kathie Lee is during the Olympics, they had a checkered board with shot glasses on it to represent all of the medals the USA had won so far, the only ones that actually had vodka in them were random ones representing the Gold medals. I laughed so hard because I never expected to see people with shots of vodka on national morning television. Ever since then, I watch the show as much as possible (having a class start at 10 is not conducive to watching a show that starts at 10).

Hoda and Kathie Lee during the Olympics. (Photo Today)

Anyway, about the book, Hoda wrote it in such a great way that it feels like I'm just listening to her talk, and she is so personable. She talks about growing up Egyptian and traveling around the world as a small girl, the hardship of loosing her dad, and her battle with cancer, a bad marriage, and Kathie Lee. I read the book in two days. Now, by no stretch of the imagination is this book a difficult read or something that should take a really long time to read, but it is really fun to read. And that is the point of my bucket list item.

Fun fact, I have added on my life long bucket list, to go to New York, be on the Plaza during the Today show, and meet some of the anchors, especially Hoda!

I highly encourage anyone who is majoring in journalism, thinking about journalism, or likes live television news to read this book. She is so honest about the things that happen as a journalist; like what happens when the network sends you to the middle of a war zone to get a story, or when you cover Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Television really isn't just the glitz and glam you see on your TV in the morning. It takes a lot to get there. But Hoda really has given a first hand account of what it takes and what you must be willing to sacrifice.

Well I have marked one of the five books to read off the list, but I still have a few more books to read to finish my bucket list item, what are some books you suggest? Who is your favorite television news personality? 

Also, go like A Taste of the College Life on Facebook by clicking HERE! Help get to 100 likes on the page before the end of the year!!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Guys Gift Guide | DIY

Well Christmas is less than 2 weeks away, and I don't know about you but that is kind of a crazy idea. Wasn't it just Christmas of 2013? But the biggest thing is that, I don't have all my Christmas presents ready yet, especially the presents for the guys in my life. Maybe it is just my guys, but I find it so hard to find gifts for them that are different but useful, especially gifts that I can make myself.

So today, I am going to show you some of the best DIY projects from Pinterest and projects that I have made before that make great presents for any guy in your life, but you can also adjust some of these and make them work for anyone on your gift list.

Picture with Scrabble Tiles
This is something I made for my boyfriend a couple years ago. It is really simple, the key to it is getting the frame to have a big enough mat that the tiles fit on the side. You can also use words like "Daddy/ Daughter" or "Love/Life" if your names don't work like ours did.

The tiles in this picture are just printed off, you can get the picture to print with the tiles here.

Fun Ornaments
A big thing this year has been ornaments. And there are lots of easy ones out there to make. These are two that I have made in the past. I have some friends that love bacon and this little guy was super easy. Cut two rectangles in red felt, sew on some white to make the bacon fat, and then sew on his little face.

The iron man was fun, glitter ornaments are really fun to make and very simple, anyone can do it. There are lots of good tutorials for glitter ornaments, but this is one that I really like.

                                                                                    52 Reasons I Love You
This is a very heartfelt gift because you have to come up with 52 different reasons why you love someone. You can be serious or more fun with it, or a little of both, it is all up to you.

All you need is a deck of cards, some paper, a hole punch, and a key ring.

What are some other fun gifts that you have made for a guy in your life? 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

I'll Be Home For Christmas

Well my semester is officially done. I now only have one semester left of real classes of school (+ an internship) and then I graduate!!

But I am really just excited because it is Christmas time and Christmas is my favorite. I love everything about Christmas, well except the traffic that comes with all the shopping, but it really is my favorite. I am basically like Buddy the Elf.

This semester has been so hectic and I haven't been able to go home at all. My parents have come visit a few times, but I am glad to be able to go back to Georgia for most of the break, and the best part, The Boyfriend is getting to come with me. We have been together for 3 years and this is the first year that we get to spend the holidays together. Being from the south, my family definitely has some crazy holiday traditions, but what family doesn't? 

Strange Holiday Traditions in My Family

1. We left Santa Coke instead of milk.
When I was little, we didn't leave Santa milk to eat with his cookies. Nope! We left him some good ol' Coca-Cola. My parents said it was because Santa needed some caffine for the trip since he had to be up so long and travel so far. As I grew up, I learned that it really was because my parents just prefer Coke instead of milk. But I just always thought we were just different. 

2. We read a Dean Koontz book on Christmas Eve.
One day driving back from a family vacation we stopped at a book store and my dad bought this book. He hid it away until Christmas Eve. I mean what says "Merry Christmas" better than a book with this cover. 
Its a precious little story about two little girls who have to save Christmas from Santa's misunderstood twin brother, Bob. The book is also sorta long so when my brother and I were really little, my dad would skip a page here and there to make it not take as long. That stopped working when we were old enough to read along with him.

3. Christmas Eve is also spent wrapping presents.
Before and after we read that precious children's book, we spend most of the night wrapping presents. Not just the presents that we might have left over, but about 99% of them. Yeah, we're that kind of family. Go in our own rooms and wrap everyone's presents. 

I tried to get my parents to let us use this as the Christmas card one year...they didn't go for it.

4. Christmas Day is a lot of traveling, food and family. 
Okay, this one might not be a "strange" tradition, but it can be for some people. On Christmas morning, we get up and open our presents, then we pack up with all the food we've made (which is normally a lot) and head to family. My dad's family is lunch, then my mom's family is dinner. So while it is a lot of fun to see everyone, it is a lot of traveling in one day.

Does your family have any "strange" traditions for the holiday season?  

Only 15 days till Christmas!!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Graduation Picture Ideas

This week is graduation week for one of my best friends and sisters, Katie. She came up and visited for the weekend and I got to take her senior pictures. It was a lot of fun and I wanted to share a few of the pictures that we took. Since it is almost graduation for the winter and then the Spring graduation will be here before we know it, here are a few graduation picture ideas that we took.

Classic cap throwing picture

"I'm Done!!"

With our buddy Hector, the Trojan on the fountain

Standard cap and gown picture

The floor of the new Long Hall

In front of the Sound of the South mural in the band room

"Upon the mighty walls of Troy..."

These are just a few of my favorites that we took around campus. I am so excited for Katie as she graduates this week and moves on to bigger and better things, but don't forget about us still in Troy!!

Do you have any fun graduation picture ideas?

Happy Finals

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

25 Hour Days??

I am a firm believer that we need more hours in the day, and more days in the week. There are so many things that I want to get done but being in school, I have to prioritize, which much to my dismay, Pinterest and blogging isn't always at the top of that list.

Obviously this whole blogging everyday during the end of the semester with finals, the end of marching band, holidays and seeing friends, doesn't work. I should have known that this was a bad time to try and blog everyday, but oh well. You live and learn. But I am going to try and do better. As I move into the next year, I am setting goals for my blog and what I plan to do for it. So be on the look out for some new things on here. But until then, I will be blogging and getting through the rest of the semester.

So I apologize for setting my goals too high for right now. I apparently over estimate the amount of hours in the day to get everything done, but please don't go away.

I am excited to finish off this semester and get home for Christmas, but first I have to get though finals, symphony band auditions, and a concert. So wish me luck and I'll be back soon, I promise. (Like 2 days, if I can get through Friday afternoon, I'll have a little more time)

Oh and I can't wait to share with you all the Christmas goodies that I have made for friends!

Good luck to everyone else on your finals and may the odds be ever in your favor!

Friday, November 28, 2014

Blogger Challenge Catch Up

Well, I was doing really well, but Thanksgiving happened, and I didn't get anything posted yesterday, so today is a catch up day.

Day 7: 5 Favorite Songs

Well I have a bunch of different favorite songs, it just depends on my mood, but here are my top favorite songs right now.

Taylor Swifts- Shake It Off
I have liked T-Swift since she first started country, but I feel like the new pop version of her, is so much more her. And this song is just so catchy. I mean even the Boyfriend enjoys it! (Don't tell him I said that)

Martina McBride and Train- Marry Me
I just love this song. And this song is a great rendition of it, especially being a duet.

Cast of Wicked- Defying Gravity
Wicked is AH-MAZING! This has been one of my favorite musicals since I first heard the soundtrack in high school. When I saw this on stage, I cried. This song is just so powerful.

Straight No Chaser- 12 Days of Christmas

Christmas music is my favorite because it is so happy. Even when it is sad songs, it is happy. And now it is socially acceptable to listen to Christmas music all the time, I will. Straight No Chaser's takes such a classic song and puts a fun twist on it.

Frozen- In Summer
Olaf is such a funny Disney character, and he makes me happy (if you haven't caught on, I like happy things). So just listen to it and smile. I'm sure you have heard it before, I mean who hasn't seen, heard, or been bombarded with Frozen in the last year??

My 5 Current Goals- Well, I already have this typed out, but you can see them all in my Graduation Bucket List. I have about 7 months to finish all of this stuff. So wish me luck!

Stay Hungry my Friends and Merry Christmas!!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thanksgiving Recipe | 30 DBC: Day 6

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I know technically it is tomorrow, but its okay. I am so excited that I am getting to spend the week with my boyfriend and his family in Florida. It is strange not being home because I have never been away from everyone for a holiday but it is great to be able to be with him and his family.

To make it feel a little more like home, I made a good, Southern dish, that is also one of his favorites, Corn Casserole.
I don't really know where this recipe came from it is just something that I have had for years and it is good because it is an easy recipe for any gathering. You can also make it the day before and then just put it in the oven for a few minutes right before you want to eat it and it is still good.

1 can whole kernel corn
1 can cream corn
1 stick of butter, melted
8 oz of sour cream
2 eggs
1 box jiffy cornbread mix
Cheese for toppings

Preheat the oven to 350
Mix all the ingredients (other than the cheese) together in a bowl.
Put the mixed ingredients in a greased casserole dish.
Cook for 20 minutes in the oven.
After 20 minutes, take it out, and sprinkle cheese on top of it. It will still be soupy at this point.
Put the casserole back in the oven for another 20 minutes.
Let cool and serve.

And for today's #30DBC it is the thing that I am afraid of.

  • Penauts
  • Crunchy cockroaches
  • Snakes
  • Not being successful
  • Running out of craft supplies when I want to craft
  • Loosing people I care about

These are all the things I can think of right now. But I don't like thinking about the things that scare me. I much prefer to look at the things that make me happy!

What is your favorite Thanksgiving recipe?

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

30 DBC Day 5 | Proudest Moment

Hello there, when I was thinking of this post, it took some thought. I don't really know what my proudest moment would be.

Thinking about things that I have been through in my life, I guess one of my proudest moments would be my senior year of high school. It was a very exciting year, I got a full scholarship to Troy, got the John Phillips Sousa Award for band, and graduated college. I know that is not just one moment, but I don't really think I can narrow it down.

Again, sorry this is short, but I'm having a lot of fun with Alex at his parents house. But hey, I'm keeping up with it all!

Happy Thanksgiving

Monday, November 24, 2014

30 DBC | Day 4- Dream Job

Well, first off, I am pretty proud of my self for making it 4 days in a row blogging. But today's post is a bit difficult for me. Growing up I went through girl phases of wanting to be a princess, an artist, a teacher, a band teacher, things like that. Once I started really thinking about what I wanted to do with my life, I decided something in broadcast journalism. For the past few years, I have said I wanted to do television and be a news anchor or something like that, but the more I have been thinking, the more I am leaning towards doing radio.

There are more radio jobs out there because there are more radio stations than there are T.V. stations. Also, I like the idea of getting to interact with people on a daily basis and not necessarily covering hard news and tragedy all the time.

So I guess to answer the question today, it is to be a radio D.J. I have to intern during the summer before graduation, so maybe after that I will have a better idea of what I want to do. Who knows.

Oh and if all else fails, I'll just be a house wife. I could do that right? I think that would honestly be fantastic especially if I have small kids at the time.

But that is enough for that. I will post more later.
Stay Hungry my Friends,

Sunday, November 23, 2014

30DBC | Day 3: Favorite Quote

Day 3: Favorite Quote

Well I don't really have one favorite quote so you get a bunch of my favorites! (I have a board on Pinterest with over 400 quotes, but don't worry I won't post too many)

What is your favorite quotes?

Stay hungry my friends

Saturday, November 22, 2014

30DBC | Day 2: Facts About Me

Day 2: 20 Facts About You

Well this is always a hard thing for me because I have a hard time thinking of facts about me that I think are interesting. So some of these facts might be slightly boring, but here goes nothing.

  1. I am allergic to any form of nuts. I had my first reaction when I was nine months old and have had several reactions that have sent me to the hospital in my life. Unfortunately for me, it gets worse as I get older.  You can read more about it in an earlier blog post HERE.
  2. I was born with three kidneys. Yep, as a small child I had a lot of infections and the doctor decided there was something wrong with me...yeah I know, there is probably a lot wrong with me...but he did a test and discovered there was an abnormality. When I was 5 I had the extra one removed. No I did not sell it on the black market, no I didn't get to donate it. It was already dead and was killing off the good one. But it is a fun fact about me.
  3. As of right now, I have no idea what I want to do with my life. This is going to make day 4 of the blog challenge difficult but I honestly don't know. For the longest time I knew exactly what I wanted to do, but now I'm not so sure. But more on that later. 
  4. I play 5 instruments fairly well. I can play the piano, flute, piccolo, oboe and english horn. When I was 5 I started playing piano (apparently that was a big year for me), flute when I was in third grade, and oboe in high school. The english horn is my favorite and I get to play that and the oboe in symphony band at Troy. 
  5. Troy was the only school I applied to. My junior year of high school, I thought I was going to major in music education and broadcast journalism and I was talking to my band director and he suggested looking at his Alma Mater, Troy. So I started looking into, talked to some people who knew stuff about it and came for a campus visit. As soon as I came to campus I fell in love with it. I applied the summer before my senior year of high school, got accepted and got a full tuition scholarship my first day of my senior year. 
  6. I am a very "basic white girl". If you ask any of my friends, they will tell you. I am one of the most basic basic girls ever. I love peppermint mochas (pumpkin spice is okay too), I wear skinny jeans, boots and a vest quite regularly and I can't even. 
  7. I love Sigma Alpha Iota. SAI is a Greek music organization. We promote music in the community and also do social things, like formals and craft a lot. This past week we had our fall musicale which our president actually had filmed and put the whole thing on YouTube.

  8. I am uber excited to *hopefully* get a little in SAI next semester. We will start the training process for new Members In Training in the spring semester and I am up to get a little. I can not wait!
  9. I took 4 years of German. When I was in high school, my school offered Spanish, French, Latin and German and one of my best friends that was a year older than me suggested taking German like she did. Actually Hali threatened me if I took the "easy way" with Spanish she would disown me, so I took German. And I absolutely love it. Now that it has been several years, if you ask me to say anything or read anything German, I don't know how well it would go, but I would still love to go to Germany one day. 
  10. One day, I would love to be able to travel. I have been in the South, most of my life. The furthest I have traveled is to Colorado for a church trip and to Chicago for a family vacation one year. I would love to go to Europe one day and see all of the history that is there. I also want to travel to D.C. eventually. 
  11. Pinterest is my weakness. I really, really, really love Pinterest. I have 50 boards and almost 6,500 pins. It is my thing. Recipes and crafts are my weakness and that is what Pinterest is filled with. Oh, and wedding things. 
  12. I am not engaged yet, and I have a wedding board. Okay, so I technically have two wedding boards on Pinterest. Judge me if you want. But one is just cool ideas that I have seen and then one is things taht I actually want in my wedding one day. 
  13. Being on T.V. is fun. In the past almost four years, I have been on T.V. close to at least once a week. I have done everything on TrojanVision from producing the show to being the on-air anchor or weather person. 
  14. I love crafting. This is definitely something I get from my momma. Growing up she made me clothes and matching dresses for my dolls and art has always been my favorite class. Now I have a Silhouette Cameo, a giant bucket of paint, and a box full of canvases. If only I had enough time in the day to actually craft like I want, yeah that would be great. 
  15. Disney is amazing. I have no shame in admitting that I have a problem with Disney. If there was a Disney Anonymous, I would be there. But so would my friends. Because that is how we are. Hi everyone, I'm Felecia and I am a Disneyaholic. 
  16. Living in Alabama is actually very similar and very different from living in Georgia. Leaving one Southern state to go to another, has a lot of similarities and differences. 
  17. If I could monogram everything, I more than likely would. This goes back to number 6, being a basic white girl. But this is my mom's fault. She has an embroidery machine, so she is the enabler.
  18. This year I actually get to spend the holidays with Alex. In the last three years, we have had to spend Thanksgiving and Christmas separate, but this year we are going to each others houses. And I am sooooo excited!  
  19. I love Thanksgiving and Christmas because I get to cook and spend time with those that I love. Especially being off at school, I don't get to see my family much, so as I have gotten older, I have learned to appreciate the time I do get to spend with them. 
  20. Pink is my favorite color. I really am the stereotype of girly girl. Pink and sparkles. They just speak to me.

What are some strange facts about you?

Stay hungry my friends

Friday, November 21, 2014

30 Day Blog Challenge | Day 1

Well, my class that this blog was started for is officially over, but you can't get rid of me that easily. I have been trying to think of things to blog about, and I really want to try to blog everyday for a month straight. I found a 30 Day Blogging Challenge on Pinterest. So here goes nothing.

Day 1: Your Blog's Name

In case you missed it, the name of the blog is "A Taste of the College Life." I decided on this name because I didn't really know what I was going to be blogging about but thought I would do food and college life. I enjoy cooking and I'm a senior in college, so I know a few things about college. I also just thought it was really catchy :) The night I had to come up with the name for the blog, I literally sat around thought for about two hours trying to come up with a cool name.

What was the inspiration for your blog's name? I would love to hear from you!
Stay Hungry my Friends

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Thankful November Part 1

I am so glad that it is finally the weekend. This week has been completely insane, I can tell it is getting close to the end of the semester because everything is due at the same time. This past week I had two presentations and three essays due, but I got it all done and now I only have one other presentation to do this coming week and then, it is Thanksgiving break. We are halfway though November and I see people do on Facebook and things, the things they are thankful for everyday, well I am awful and never remember to do it at the beginning or to do it everyday. But I love this season, and I think it is important to take a break and think about the things we are thankful for. I am doing it now and then I want to do it again at the end of the month, but today I am doing my first 15 things I am thankful for.

1. God and my salvation
2. My family
3. Alex
4. My friends
5. Sigma Alpha Iota
6. TrojanVision
7. Warm Clothes
8. Coffee
9. Band

10. Music in general
11. My Dog

12. Troy University
13. My Silhouette
14. Relaxation
15. Food

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I hope everyone has had a great start to the month of November and stay hungry my friends