I Just Remembered… (MIMM + WIR)

I just remembered that I have about one bazillion plus one pictures that I haven’t shared on here from my summer and back-to-school antics. Among these are the rest of my weekend trip in Michigan with my family, some pictures from a recent shopping excursion with my mom and her friend, as well as just some random these-don’t-belong-anywhere-else photos that I have no where else to put.

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Notice that none of these lay mention to my dorm room. That time will come eventually. I just need to clear out my computers from my internship and that will give me a ton of extra space.

Right, about that… It turns out that my school requires a username/password to access their internet, and the phone that I run through the internet is not setup to require a password. Ergo, I can’t do the internship any longer.

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I have two main thoughts on this:

  1. Oh my gosh. Money!! I really needed that money. Like A LOT.**
  2. This will free up a lot of time for studying and just doing whatever I please. Already in the two weeks since school starts without taking any calls (what I did for my internship for those that don’t know) I haven’t once felt like I had too much time on my hands. I also never feel rushed. So maybe it really is for the better.

** So that’s just me being melodramatic. I have enough money to cover my school bills in my bank account as of right now, and it won’t kill me to take out a loan. I know that there are people out there with actual money concerns and mine are not even near as dramatic as theirs.

Overall I think I am also a lot less stressed without the addition of work, but that’s both good and bad. Yes, I don’t want to be OVER-stressed; however it was good practice for the real world outside of college and having that constant commitment kept me on my toes.

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I’m going to be taking back my computer and phone equipment in the next few weeks and hopefully get to chat and say goodbye to my intern coordinator. She was such a nice lady and always responded to all of my questions (which were quite numerous as you can imagine). This trip will also lend itself to a trip to Whole Foods and/or Trader Joes so if that happens there will definitely be more Pictorial Deposits in the near future πŸ˜‰

That’s all in the future though. Let’s wrap up the past and get crack a’ lackin!

Week-In-Review-Button-FinalI’m linking up today with Katie at Healthy Diva Eats for MIMM and Meghan at Clean Eats Fast Feets for Week in Review.

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I took a lot of self portraits at work.

Obviously.

But instead of being obnoxious and posting one every day… I decided to bombard you with them all at once.

It’s proof that I did not wear a t-shirt/jeans/shorts every single day. My parents will be so proud (if they read my blog πŸ˜‰ ).

It seems that I have an affinity for long sleeves, stripes and plaid. Hmm. Go figure- I actually have a “style.”

Before I get too retrospective and lose everyone’s respect let’s move on. After all, this blog is not about fashion!

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Now here is Part 2 of my weekend with my family up in Michigan this past summer (sorry in advance for the inordinate amount of photos).

After going to Greenfield Village at the beginning of the day, we took a short break recouping during lunch and messing around on our respective technological devices. Then my dad got it in his head that it would be fun to walk around a nearby college campus. You can just imagine my brother’s groans in protest and my mother’s dubious looks (I probably complained too but must have just blocked that part out… πŸ˜‰ ). Upon explaining that the campus was well-known for looking like the grounds of HOGWARTS though we were all on board!

Instead of driving I pulled the directions up on Map Quest and suggested that we walk since it was only about a mile away.

Once we got closer I became increasingly more excited because it really DID look like Hogwarts.

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The weather was absolutely perfect!

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I felt like I was a student at Hogwarts… Just waiting for Harry Potter to walk around the corner.

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Way far in the distance you may be able to spot a person in a light-colored shirt. There were actually two kids getting there senior pictures taken that day on the campus grounds. I bet they turned out amazing!

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My mom.

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Thing #1

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Thing #2 (I’m guessing they were supposed to be monks?)

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Me in front of a “passageway.”

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Whomping Willow anyone?!

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There was a lot of construction going on while we were there, which I tried to avoid in all of my pictures because it just kind of ruined the mood.

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Madison Street!

I’d highly recommend for all of you Harry Potter fans out there to visit the campus whenever you’re in town. It didn’t take very long to walk around but I would love to go back there some time and have a picnic, take some more pictures, and if classes were in session maybe even take a look inside!

Alright…. Now let’s skip forward a few weeks to first of the September when I went shopping with my mom and her friend.

As I’ve mentioned before, coming from a small town we don’t have many specialty stores around to shop at. That limits the variety of things that we can buy as far as clothes, food, etc. More importantly, for my mom at least, it really puts a damper on the school supplies that she can buy for her classroom. We used to have a really great teacher store around us but that closed over five years ago so now we have to trek over an hour away to get to the nearest one.

Some may have found it boring, but growing up a teacher’s daughter I’ve gotten accustomed to teacher stores, quick trips into town for last-minute supplies, and helping with back-to-school crafts (<< one of my favorite parts aside from helping her grade tests!).

I know that there a few teachers that also blog out there, so this is for you all. I guess if you really like shopping/books/stickers you’ll like all of the pictures too… πŸ˜‰

You Know You are in a Teacher Store When…

There are bulletin boards in the bathroom.

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There are aisles upon aisles of books.

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And stickers…

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I guess I should also specify that these stickers are AWESOME!

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Look closer… That’s right! Scratch and sniff. Stickers scented with the best foods known to man: Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Pizza, Grape, Popcorn, Strawberry, Cola, Lemonade, Apple, Taco, Bubblegum and there was even MORE on the other side. Heaven.

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I even came across these. I think it’s safe to say though that our homemade versions were just as good and much cheaper πŸ™‚

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Now to wrap up this post a little something to remember from a scientific genius who we have all learned from over the years:

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Well said Einstein. Well said.

I think I will take his advice and catch up on my fairy tales with Once Upon a Time this week to prepare for the new season. Who’s with me?

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Questions for you:

Have you ever gone anywhere that has reminded you of the set of a movie?

What scent would you want your scratch and sniff stickers to be? Cookie dough or cupcake. Duh.

What shows are you excited for this Fall? Or sad to see leave from the Summer?Β Excited for Once Upon a Time (but I’m WAY behind on my episodes…) and sad to see Rookie Blue end.

39 thoughts on “I Just Remembered… (MIMM + WIR)

  1. Oh my god, it does look like Hogwarts! How gorgeous! Haha, whenever I get an internship I take photos and send them to my parents to prove I don’t just wear shorts and shirts all the time. Great minds think alike, haha. I LOVE the shirt in the second picture of your selfies – it’s gorgeous. Also, and this may seem like a weird compliment, but your eyebrows are pretty much perfect. Just saying. Have a good time catching up on Once Upon A Time (it’s back soon!!!! SO EXCITED). Have a lovely week x

    • I was seriously surprised because I thought that the place was just hyped up for publicity and stuff but it was so cool!

      When my parents came up to visit during the week once I walked out in a dress to leave for work and my dad asked, “What are you wearing?” UM… A dress? Haha. He’d only seen me in a dress willingly a few times in my life.

      Thanks. I really like that shirt too. Sale!!

      I wish my eyebrows were perfect. They are naturally just so gosh darn thick. But not thick and beautiful like Lily Collins… man would I kill for mine to look like THAT when I woke up in the morning πŸ˜›

      Now when I’m bored and on the computer instead of just wasting my time on buzzfeed (by the way, even though I haven’t commented on it yet, I did read that buzzfeed article on PLL. Another show I fell behind on… 😦 But that article was SO true! Thanks πŸ™‚ ).

  2. Ahhh super jealous of your psuedo hogwarts trip!! That looks awesome πŸ™‚ the senior pics there must be killer! I always loved studying in the cathedral of learning on pitt’s campus for a similar reason…it looks just like Hogwarts πŸ˜‰

  3. Omigosh! I’ve never even read any of the HP books, but I adore that campus and would have loved to go to a school like that. Beautiful pics πŸ™‚ And I’m like a kid in a candy store in any kind of stores that sell stickers, stationary, pencils, notebooks, etc. I was in one today and probably got a little more excited than I should have πŸ˜†

  4. Those scented flavoured stickers reminds me so much of Charlie and the chocolate factory- thats so cool! I would definitely get the cookie dough one too! I’ve unfortunately never been anywhere which reminds me of a movie set (not including Universal studios etc) but that place looks awesome, especially if it reminds you of Harry Potter. I’d go there with a wand and jump out at people πŸ˜‰

    • Stickers on homework assignments at school were always welcome, but to win me over teachers had to take it to the next level with scratch-and-sniff πŸ™‚

      I bet you would be fun to Trick or Treat with. Haha.

  5. Funnily enough when I was at uni we actually went to Gloucester Cathedral one weekend to see actual buildings that they used filming Harry Potter. We had so much fun pretending we werre wizards. Ahh we all have an inner 10 year old in us haha.
    Hehe you do wear a lot of stripes. But they suit you! You look lovely in all the photos. I quite like doing outfit photos because then when I’m like “hmm what shall I wear today?” it’s like I’ve got a photo album of all my outfits! Like Clueless…… πŸ˜‰

    • What?! Do you have any pictures? That sounds awesome πŸ™‚ (I guess I could google some but just knowing that I actually sort of “know” the person who took them just makes it so much better!).

      I really enjoy seeing your outfit photos. You’re such a good dresser πŸ™‚ I have a lot of clothes but I only wear about 1/4 of them… most of which are in those pictures above. It would get pretty boring to see the same outifts day in and day out but I’m trying.

      I love every Clueless reference.

  6. I looooved those scented stickers when I was little!!! I only remember fruit ones then, but I bet all the chocolate and peanut butter stickers smell wonderful!
    That DOES look like Hogwarts!! When I was in England, we went to one of the castles where they actually filmed parts of the movies, and it was amazing. You could almost literally see Harry, Ron, and Hermoine walking up to the entrance or going to classes. I so want to go back! (And maybe you could come πŸ˜‰ )
    I love your clothing style! I don’t think I have one… unless running shorts+t-shirts/random counts πŸ˜‰

    • The sticker-making companies have upped their game it seems because I only remember the fruit ones too.

      I would go to England JUST to see the castles from the set of Harry Potter. Yes, if you go back I will definitely join you πŸ˜‰

      Haha. T-shirts basically define my clothing style. I am simple πŸ™‚

  7. I love love love U of M’s campus. It’s soooo pretty, and you’re right, it totally does look like Hogwarts!
    Also, I love all of your outfits! But I’m sorry you can’t do the internship anymore…unless I shouldn’t be sorry…? πŸ˜‰
    Also also, that Johnny Depp picture made me laugh.

    • I bet you’ve been there a few times being from Michigan πŸ™‚

      Haha. You know me too well Olivia πŸ˜‰

      I think you are the only one who commented on the Johnny Depp picture but when I saw it I just knew that I had to include it in a post!

  8. What a beautiful place; it really does look like Hogwarts!
    Cute outfits. You dress WAY better thsn I did in college; I rocked t-shirts & gym shorts…sometimrs even pajama pants!
    I actually work in what was once a film set. I work at a former WWII airforce base in the very hangar that housed some scenes of “Close Encounters of the Third Kind.” Fun tidbit of the day. πŸ™‚
    Have a good week!

  9. Okay, first off, you are ADORABLE! That little collage of you in all your different outfits is probably the cutest picture I’ve seen! My dad pulls the whole ‘Let’s visit this local college campus’ in every college town we ever drive through. I admit I usually start off complaining, but I usually end up loving the campus! That campus is gorgeous! Seriously I feel like I’m looking at Hogwarts. I’m totally on board with the whole Harry Potter love, so I can dig it πŸ™‚

  10. It pleases me to no end you said crack a lackin. Seriously, I’m tickled pink, and the selfies are fabulous. Girl, you look good in stripes! I’m sorry the continuing internship didn’t work out, but it’s probably for the best. Juggling that with school and blogging might be too much, especially when midterms start.
    That was a beautiful school, and I absolutely saw the whomping willow! Have a great rest of the week and thanks for linking up.

    • Don’t be creeped out that I’m replying right after you commented… I was just re-editing some of my photos and loading them into wordpress!

      I think you’re right and I’m already finding that it’s easier to juggle everything without the internship.

      I was hoping that relating the tree to the whomping willow wasn’t too much of a stretch but I saw it right away!

      Happy to be linking up with Week in Review again πŸ™‚

  11. I want to go to Hogwarts!! Seriously that looks amazing (I may have to drag the BF on a road trip some weekend!) I love the selfies, and all the stripes (yo look really good in stripes!!)

    Sorry to hear about the internship, but I’m glad you’re enjoying all of the time you have πŸ™‚

  12. Ha-ha, the quote you shared at the beginning totally reminds me of my sister. She can be such a “fast thinker” some days. πŸ˜‰ She would also be super jealous of your visit to Hogwarts.

    Your outfits are super cute btw! ❀

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