Reflection: 10 Facts About Me

by Lavender Elizabeth, July 19, 2012
I've had this idea saved on my computer for more than a month, and I'm finally going to start it! A few months ago I did the 30 day photo challenge and totally enjoyed myself, so when I found this on Pretty Random Things, I knew I had to try it!

So what is it you ask? 60 Days of Reflection! It's 60 days full of questions and photos to share with your readers. I, myself, love this kind of thing!

And so it begins...

Day 1: Photo of yourself with 10 facts!

1. I am completely obsessed with earrings! Anytime I go into Forever 21, I can't help but head straight to the jewelry section to scope out the best earrings. I just recently bought this earring holder that holds 96 pairs and it rotates so you can see them all - I'm in love!

2. I keep a prayer journal. I love having a way to keep track of my prayers and the things that are happening in my life that feel important enough to share with the Lord on paper. It's so nice to look back and see how my faith in the Lord has progressed and how He's blessed me over the years.

3. I speak to my dogs like they're people. I have two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels (named Kinchie and Whinnie) and I love them more than life itself. They are the sweetest, funniest, cutest dogs on the planet, and I can't help but talk to them like they're real people, not dogs who just stare at me.

4. One of my biggest fears is that I won't have my proposal photographed. I document every moment of my life, so missing this huge moment (and honestly, all the cute looks we'll give each other) would make me SO sad!

5. I live on bagels and english muffins. When your stomach is upset, there's not much you want to eat, but I can always get on board to eat one of those!

6. I absolutely love to plan things! I plan simple get-togethers, New Years parties, Christmas parties, pool parties - anything you can think of to get my friends together. (:

7. My sister is my best friend. Up until about grade 9, I didn't like her very much (I was actually quite mean). However, when we moved to San Jose and I was super sick, she became the only person I could hang out with, and that's when I realized how freaking awesome she is!

8. I have no thyroid. When I was 17, I had it removed due to a very rare form of thyroidism. I now have a very small scar (you can barely see it!) on my neck and take thyroid meds during the week.

9. One of my biggest pet peeves is when people wear sunglasses inside. You're inside, why must you wear SUNglasses?

10. I am Canadian! I lived there until I was 8, then moved to Southern California, then back to Canada when I was 11, and to Northern California when I was 14. We used to go back every year for Christmas, but now we go back in the summer for longer. It will always be my home. (:

How to Throw a Bachelorette Party...When you're Under 21

by Lavender Elizabeth, July 12, 2012
This past Saturday I attended my friend Kellen's bachelorette party and had a blast! I'm not going to lie, though, before I went I thought, "what can we possibly do for a bachelorette party when we're not 21?" but was pleasantly surprised.

Our Day:

Beach Time:
Our beautiful bachelorette, Kellen:

My way of adding a bit of "dirty" into her day - Penis Jigglers:

Playing in the Waves:

The maid of honour, Kyla, made us all "Team Bride" shirts that we wore to see Magic Mike (our way of giving Kellen strippers without actually giving her strippers):

Off to Dinner where we gave Kellen some sexy things, including penis rings:

And that, my friends, is how you throw a bachelorette party when you can't get into bars!

Goals: July 2012

by Lavender Elizabeth, July 08, 2012
It may be a week late, but I've officially made my July goals!

Go to Bible Study every week.

Work out every other day.

Start blogging regularly.

Host a tea party.

Finish my online classes (the 2 that end in July) strong.

Play with chalk with my friends.

Focus on my relationship with the Lord.

Follow the study schedule I set up for myself.

Finish organizing my scrapbooking supplies.

Buy a pair of high-waisted jean shorts!

Goals: June 2012 Update

by Lavender Elizabeth, July 05, 2012

Get at least a 2.5 GPA for Spring quarter.
Calculus kicked my butt; I failed it. This led to getting below a 2.5, which is so sad! But it led to my decision that I'm in the wrong major, so something sure came of it!

Is That Normal? Week 5

by Lavender Elizabeth, July 04, 2012
You may be wondering where my week 4 post is...well, I missed it. Summer school has officially taken over my life! Taking 3 online classes in 6 weeks equals A LOT of reading! However, I couldn't miss Is That Normal? for a second week in a row, so study break? YES!

Is That Normal? Week 3

by Lavender Elizabeth, June 20, 2012
This post is coming very late this Tuesday evening. It has been an extremely stressful day for me, but this is how I relaxed before going to bed, so it was worth the wait!

Is that normal?

Is it normal to drive 5 mph over the speed limit? 10 mph?
Totally normal! I'm one of those people that get angry at the car ahead of me for going the speed limit. I realize they're doing exactly what they're supposed to be doing, but it's just so annoying! Now, 10 mph over, unless on the freeway (let's be real, no one really drives just 70), not normal. That's just asking for a ticket!

Is That Normal? Week 2

by Lavender Elizabeth, June 12, 2012
This week is finals week here in Davis, so needless to say, it's been a stressful week...and it's only Tuesday! I took my first final yesterday at 8am (sadly, I haven't been up this early in months, so I was exhausted yesterday! I never thought my amazing sleep schedule would get a "sadly..."). Just 3 more separate me from a beautifully, relaxing summer!

On another note: I HAVE A FOLLOWER! It might sound totally lame, but she's my first one (and wasn't even a friend I tried to coerce into following me!). You should go check out her blog over at Buttercups & Blue Scrubs to share the love! She has an adorable blog!

Is That Normal?

by Lavender Elizabeth, June 07, 2012
I've decided to start looking for some fun link-ups and will randomly complete them (or if I love them, do them weekly)! I found this new one from Chalk in the Rain and it sounded so fun, that I just had to join in! Enjoy!

1.  Is it normal to Google yourself? I think so! I've definitely done this, along with googling my friends. Sometimes it's fun to see if google knows who I am!

Goals: June 2012

by Lavender Elizabeth, June 05, 2012
Get at least a 2.5 GPA for Spring quarter.

Go on a road-trip with Daphne and Kristina to Oregon.

Catch up on my Daily Reflection devotionals.

Go paintballing with friends.

Send 5 postcards via

Start reading again.

Bake something new.

Take my sister out for a congratulatory afternoon.

Host a high school reunion with my friends.

Clean out my closet/room and donate all unused items.

Goals: May 2012 Update

by Lavender Elizabeth, June 02, 2012
Participate in Derby Days (Sigma Chi's philanthropy).
Sadly, I didn't participate as much as I'd hoped. It turned out to be a very busy week for me with all my doctors appointments. I did, however, buy the shirt!

A May Goal: Blog Traditions

by Lavender Elizabeth, May 30, 2012
One of my goals this month was to come up with some weekly traditions to help me grow my blog. Throughout the month, I've been looking to see if I'd like to link-up with some other blogs (I found 2!), along with coming up with some ideas of my own. So...drum roll are my ideas!

She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not

by Lavender Elizabeth, May 30, 2012

This week, I'm going to start off with some new blog traditions, the first of which will be a link-up with the beautiful Michaela @Michaela Noelle Designs. This super talented girl graduated from my high school the year before I did, however, we have never officially met. When I stumbled upon her blog and saw that she does this each week, I decided I wanted to join (especially because I had come up with something to do each day except Wednesday - it was fate!), so enjoy:

She Loves Me:

(1) ICED WHITE CHOCOLATE MOCHA - No whip! This past month I feel like I've been living on these! As the last couple weeks of school wrap up, the workload is piling up, making for some very late nights. Personally, I'm not a coffee drinker (definitely a tea person), but I've realized caffeine (when sweetened) is a wonderful thing when you're going on 4 hours of sleep!

(2) MY BED Despite all the Starbucks I've been drinking, I am still so unbelievably excited to crawl into bed! There's something so nice about letting your body relax, while getting all snuggly. It's an added bonus when my bed looks as adorable as it does right now!

(3) "I WON'T GIVE UP" by Jason Mraz I heard this song on the radio the other day and decided to actually listen to the words - boy do I love this song! Sometimes you hear a song that is the embodiment  of how you're feeling at that point in time, and this happens to be that song!

(4) COLOURED HEELS This year for the Preference Night of our fall recruitment, we're going to be wearing coloured heels! Despite my new found love for shoes, I don't own any of these, so I've been looking on the internet to see what styles I like. Hopefully this weekend I'll be able to hit up Ross or TJ Maxx to find some affordable, but adorable heels! (If only my college-student budget would allow me to get these beautiful Jessica Simpson shoes!)

She Loves Me Not:

(1) CALCULUS Today, alone, I studied and caught up on notes for 7 hours! My brain no longer wants to look at numbers, especially trig integrals. My plan this week is to work my butt off so that I can do extremely well on Friday's midterm (yes, I'm still in midterms while other colleges are on their summer break). All I want is a C- in this class - it's so hard!

(2) CLEANING Since being at home this weekend for my sister's graduation, I have had to unpack. For some reason, unpacking tends to lead to a disaster on my side of the room! Clara spent time cleaning her side up yesterday, but I have yet to do so because cleaning is awful! (Despite how fun this cartoon makes it look...)

(3) DAVIS'S HEAT This week, as we finish out the month of May, Davis has decided that it would like to get extremely hot. Although the beginning of fall quarter can be much hotter, this sucks. My ideal place to live would be somewhere that consistently had 60-70 degree weather. If only California would accommodate this request, it would be the perfect place to live!

That's is for this week! This was so much fun - thank you Michaela for introducing it to me! Cannot wait to continue in next week's link-up.

Happy Wednesday, everyone!

Goals: May 2012

by Lavender Elizabeth, May 01, 2012
Participate in Derby Days (Sigma Chi's philanthropy).

Bake and/or cook for Mothers' Day.

Continue to buy flowers every two weeks.

Start some blogging traditions.

Make paddle key-chains for some of my sisters.

See Jamie for a weekend (hopefully in Davis!).

Try the Pinterest clothing experiment (my name for it).

Go to calculus tutoring twice a week.

Watch my sister graduate high school.

Complete my fundraising goal for Walk for Wishes.

Goals: April 2012 Update

by Lavender Elizabeth, May 01, 2012
complete remaining March goals
- cook 2 new things
- bake 2 new things (1: key lime pie)
- soldier: Spring care package
- 30 letters - April
- finish the Hunger Games

buy flowers every 2 weeks during Spring quarter

go to pilates each week with Emma

write my relationship list

write in my journal every day this month

take an art class at Davis

do the Amazing Race: Davis

participate in as many Greek activities as possible

finish hanging everything up in our apartment

April Goals Update:

March Goals:
I have decided that doing most of these goals when you're starting a new quarter is extremely difficult, so decided to abandon ship! Although, I did make a Pizza Biscuit Bake (yum!) and Banana Muffins, so I completed part of my goals. I also finished the Hunger Games - so good! I cannot wait to read the second and third books!

It was so nice to have flowers in our apartment! Made it seem a lot more like Spring! I am halfway done Spring Quarter now, so will continue to buy flowers every 2 weeks!

The class was cancelled; Emma and I were very sad! However, I signed up to do Intramural Volleyball with some Chi Omega sisters which is taking pilates' place.

Relationship List:
Find it here!

I loved journaling my prayers this month! It's so nice to keep track of them and see how the Lord has blessed me and answered my prayers.

Art Class:
When I went to register, I realized most of the classes started earlier than I thought, so missed out on taking one. I'm hoping to take one over the summer or during Fall Quarter!

Amazing Race:
I thought last year that it was in April, but I haven't heard anything about it yet, so I think I'm misinformed.

I went to some Greek Week events which was so much fun! Can't for for Derby Days in a couple weeks!

Hanging Things Up:
Accomplishing this goal next weekend when my parents come and visit - we aren't very tool savvy.

101 List: My Ideal Relationship

by Lavender Elizabeth, April 25, 2012
Who: Myself...and a future boy
What: A list of what is important to me in a relationship

A man of God. Someone who challenges my faith in the most incredible way, helping me to become a better Christian myself.


Someone who can be silly and make me laugh, but also can have a meaningful conversation with.

Best Friend.

Someone who understands my illness and the role it plays in my day-to-day life.


Someone who helps me be the best version of myself.

Easter Sunday

by Lavender Elizabeth, April 16, 2012
Who: My family + Clara
What: Easter Sunday
Where: My House and Caper's Restaurant
When: April 8, 2012

"For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin - because anyone who has died has been set free from sin." Romans 6:6-7

Spring Bid Day: The Official Day Clara Became a XΩ

by Lavender Elizabeth, April 16, 2012
Who: Chi Omega: Omicron Kappa Chapter
What: Spring Bid Day
Where: Woodstock's Pizza
When: April 14, 2012

Recruitment Week:
Day #2: Shannon (Emma's Big), Emma, me, and Natalie (my Adoptive Big)
Day #3: Pref Night with Kate
me, Lauren, Shannon, Hemmi, and Meg 
I love my Emma!
Had an incredible time during Spring Recruitment! The surprise of the night was Clara showing up for Pref! The three of us (Emma, Marie, and myself) were so excited! She had a great time and got her bid that night. <3

She wore the perfect dress for Pref Night!

Bid Day at Woodstock's Pizza:
Marie, me, and Clara
My Little, Michelle
My Twin's Little, Jacqueline
My hair twin, Jacqueline
Emma, me, Marie, Meghan, Kelsey, Danielle, Bridget, and Jessica 
My favourite picture of the day! 
Our beautiful new hooties! 
The Five of Us! <3 
The Adorable Kelsey
Bid Day was definitely a success! I had such a great day with all of our new hooties, eating pizza, taking pictures, and talking like crazy! I have beautiful, amazing sisters! <3

101 List: Take a Girls' Trip

in , by Lavender Elizabeth, April 05, 2012

Who: Marie, Clara, Emma, Izzy, and I
What: Take a Trip with the Girls
Where: Laguna Beach
When: March 28-31, 2012
From: 101 List #1

Day #1: Drive down (with Emma, Marie, and Izzy - I drove) and the Beach at Sunset

101 List: Buy Gourmet Cupcakes

by Lavender Elizabeth, April 04, 2012

Who: Izzy, Emma, Clara, Marie, and I
What: Buying Gourmet Cupcakes for my friends
Where: Sprinkles Cupcakes
When: 03-29-12
From: 101 List #1

For the after-party from my sister's Winter Ball this January, she bought her friends gourmet cupcakes (and thankfully saved me one!). Ever since then, I've really wanted to get my friends some. During our Spring Break vacation to Laguna Beach, I finally got my chance!

For Izzy: Vegan Red Velvet
For Emma: Milk Chocolate with Sprinkles
For Clara: Brown Sugar Praline
For Marie: Carrot Cake 
For me: Milk Chocolate
I'm seriously addicted to icing, so this was heaven on earth!

Goals: April 2012

by Lavender Elizabeth, April 02, 2012
complete remaining March goals
- cook 2 new things
- bake 2 new things (1: key lime pie)
- soldier: Spring care package
- 30 letters - April
- finish the Hunger Games

buy flowers every 2 weeks during Spring quarter

go to pilates each week with Emma

write my relationship list

write in my journal every day this month

take an art class at Davis

do the Amazing Race: Davis

participate in as many Greek activities as possible

finish hanging everything up in our apartment

Goals: March 2012 Update

by Lavender Elizabeth, April 02, 2012
Cook 3 New Things - completed: 1

Bake 3 New Desserts (including Key Lime Pie) - completed: 1

Complete the 31 Day Photo Challenge

Write to my Soldier at Least Once a Week (and Send a Care Package for Easter) - completed: 3 weeks

Write One Letter a Day (31 Total) - completed: 10

Read a New Book (first, finish White Girl Problems) - started: Hunger Games

Pass all of my Classes with a B or Higher - PASSED ALL but with a couple C+'s

Write One Letter for Girls Love Mail

Send 2 Postcards via

Visit San Luis Obispo

March Goals Update: This was a lot harder to complete than I had originally thought.

School and stress got in the way. I was expecting to have more free time, but sadly, did not.

31 Day Photo Challenge:
FUN! I might do the Instagram challenge, but without instagram (since I don't have an iphone)

I wrote to my soldier three times, but have sadly not heard back from him. I will be sending him a Spring care package instead as part of my April goals, since Easter will have passed by the time he receives it.

Finding the time to write a letter a day is extremely difficult. However, I would like to try this again for April, but set times aside to do this.

I finished White Girl Problems part way through March, and then decided to wait to start the Hunger Games until Spring Break. I did this, but then didn't have time to finish it. :(

My health got in my way this quarter a lot more than I thought it would. However, I did pass all of my classes while being in bed for most of the quarter, so I'm proud of that accomplishment!

Girls Love Mail/Postcards:
These will be part of my letter/day this month.

San Luis Obispo:
SUCH an incredible trip!

Spring Break: San Luis Obispo

by Lavender Elizabeth, March 28, 2012
Who: Kiley, Kristina, and I visiting Katherine and Daphne
What: Spring Break
Where: Cal Poly: San Luis Obispo
When: March 25-26

101 List - Add a Piece of Gum to Bubblegum Alley

Such a strange, gross, and cool place! I have never seen so much gum in one place! Turns out on Sunday night almost everything is closed in downtown San Luis Obispo. We had just finished going to dinner at Firefox (YUM) and decided to fulfill my first request of the trip: Bubble gum Alley. Finally added a piece of gum to the wall!

Left to Right: me, Daphne, Kristina, Kiley, Katherine
That night, we stayed at Daphne's apartment, talking until 3 AM. Late night best friend talks are great!

Avila Beach

We had an absolute blast here! We had wonderful weather - super sunny! Avila beach has a swingset right on the beach, so we enjoyed swinging - forgot how fun that was! We then enjoyed taking hilarious pictures together and having a random lady capture some lovely moments for us (she offered to take a photo for us and ended up taking many). Such a fun day at the beach!

Once we got back from the beach, Katherine went to her first class of Spring Quarter and we went to meet Daphne after hers. We hung out until it was time to leave.

On the way back to San Jose, we first stopped and completed my second request: Stopping at the Cal Poly Chi Omega house.

A wonderful start to my Spring Break!