A Much Needed Break

I’m so glad the week has come and I have the opportunity to hang out with my family and relax! I know that as soon as I get back to school I will be super busy with final projects, papers, and exams, but for the time being it is nice to not have to worry about any of that for a week. These past two days I have been able to hang out exclusively with my family, and I am excited to be able to get together with my friends in the next coming days before thanksgiving.

Also, I am very excited to be able to spend time with my dog, Rocky! Here are some pictures:)

Here’s to the week to come!

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Wood Shop Wonder

Okay so it’s not perfect but this is the project I have been working on for the last few days for my design 101 class in the wood shop. I’m pretty proud of how it came out. I have never worked with wood before this class so this whole experience was very new to me. I thought it was kind of exciting getting to step out of my comfort zone for a little bit and do something that I have never done before. I used the table saw, the band saw and all of the sanders in the shop to create this stand to hold my partner’s plastic object and I have to say that it worked out pretty well. Though the professors had some comments during the critique, I think he thought my stand was crafted pretty well. I am definitely ready to take a break for a little though. This week has been a little nuts in the design world, and I think everyone needs some time to recharge before we get launched into the final weeks of the semester. Only 2 days until I am home!

Here is a picture of the wooden stand I constructed:

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Thanksgiving Plans

ONE WEEK. One week left until I go home for thanksgiving! I can’t wait to see my family and friends and have a chance to relax without having to worry about school. So, because I am so excited I figured I would make a list of all the things I am looking forward to doing over my week long break.

  1. See my dog! (If you could’t already tell from my blog post about my dog, Rocky, I miss him very much)
  2. Go out to lunch with my mom and get to talk to her face to face as opposed to on the phone
  3. Play video games with my dad, something that we did a lot over the summer, trying to see who could finish a game faster
  4. Hang out with my sister since I feel like I didn’t have much time to hang out with her for the two days I saw her over parent’s weekend
  5. Meet up with my group of friends, called the Breakfast Bunch, and have a fun time going out to eat, and in addition to this my friend group, called C4
  6. See one of my best friends who goes to Temple University
  7. See all my friends for that matter
  8. See the marching band’s show on thanksgiving and see guard friends and staff members that I have missed dearly
  9. Get ready to host thanksgiving at our house, even though my mom is going to be super stressed out about it
  10. Get a haircut (I really need one:))
  11. Sleeping in my own bed in my own room with no roommates!
  12. TAKING A SHOWER IN A NON-COMMUNAL BATHROOM
  13. Blasting music/listening to music without earbuds/getting to sing out loud
  14. Setting up for Christmas the day after thanksgiving
  15. Not having to worry about homework/school work for a short amount of time
  16. Getting to drive again/getting to go to different places
  17. Seeing my extended family over thanksgiving and getting to tell them about how I am liking college so far (also show them pictures of the dresses I have made along with the skirt and jeans-which I am currently working on- I made for class)

Needless to say I am looking forward to a lot of things over thanksgiving break, and I am glad I only have to wait one more week before I can do them all! 🙂

Fashion major perks

One of the perks of being a fashion design major is the field trips.

Yesterday I got a chance to visit New York City with the students of the fashion design program at Syracuse University. We got to visit two exhibits, one at the FIT and one uptown at 105th and Madison. Despite the fact that I had to wake up at the ungodly hour of 5am to walk to the bus across campus, I had so much fun getting to explore the city with my friends and have a change of scenery.

Since I live in central New Jersey, I have been to New York many many times before. Getting to go yesterday felt like a little taste of home and a nice break from the busy college life. Only 12 more days until thanksgiving!:)

Parents Weekend Fun

This weekend went so fast.

This past weekend was parent’s weekend up at Syracuse, and so for the first time since August I was able to see all of them (all the people at least) in the same place at the same time! They came up late Friday night and so I got to say hi to everyone before they had to go check in.

Saturday was where all the fun happened. FINALLY, I got to show off the brutally hard work I have been slaving away on for the last month and a half: my three dresses for the fashion show! I had my sister and two of my friends model for me and got to style them, do their hair and makeup and take lots of pictures. After the show we had a late lunch at Varsity’s and then we hung out on campus until we went out to dinner that night.

Sunday was more laid back and I took them to an awesome breakfast spot, Funk’n’Waffles, on campus and we went to the mall in the afternoon. As we said good by I could tell that they were sad to have to let me go all over again, but it’s really not for that long. As of today there are 18 days until my dad drives up on a Friday night to bring me home for Thanksgiving! And then I get to help my mom set up our house and decorate since we are hosting her side of the family this year. I have a feeling that these next two and a half weeks will go by fast. 🙂

 

Little Puppy

With parents weekend coming up I wanted to talk about something for a little bit. I am super excited to see my parents and my sister (especially since they are going to come to the fashion show that I have talked about in previous posts), but it makes me sad that I won’t be able to see the fourth member of my family: my dog, Rocky. Since I get to talk on the phone and text with my parents and sister it’s not that huge of a separation since we are still talking and keeping in touch. I can’t do that with my dog.

Rocky is a toy poodle, and even though he is ten years old I still call him a little puppy. Whenever I would go to sleep I would go to brush my teeth and as soon as he heard the water turn on he would wait at the door of the bathroom for me to be done and then follow me into my room. This is only one of several adorable things he does like chasing after squirrels in the backyard, sticking his nose up peoples pant legs to beg for food, and burying himself in the blinds to get our attention while we are eating.

I can’t wait to see my little puppy over thanksgiving. Only one more month, Rocky!:)

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