Happy Friday!! I know, I know it has been a hot minute since I have written a blog post! Don’t worry I haven’t forgotten about b.e. good, sometimes life just happens to us all! But here I am and I am SO excited to finally share a few fun things I have done the past few months! You may be wondering, what does New York vs. Los Angeles mean? Today, I will share with you the incredible trip I took to New York and most recently, Los Angeles! There is so much to tell, but I’ll try to make it short and sweet! Aaaand yes I definitely have a favorite city, but I won’t tell you until the end ;-)
This past May, my mom and I took the trip of my dream since I’ve been a little girl!
Each day we experienced some of the best New York moments. In order to keep this short and sweet I’ll just give you a gist of the amazing time we had.
To put it simply my mom and I did just about everything we could!! Together we wandered around Central Park, visited the Statue of Liberty and 9/11 Memorial, experienced the Good Morning America audience with Michael Strahan and Robin Roberts (OMG!!! This was so cool), and sipped tea at The Plaza, to have seen Wicked on Broadway, visited the Top of the Rock, and just breathed in Times Square every second we could.
Whew are you out of breath because I am! To see some of our amazing experiences, click through the photo gallery! :-)
Most recently, I flew to Los Angeles as a surprise birthday trip to see The Ellen Show!!!! My sophomore year in high school, my mom and I went during Spring Break. The minute we were back in Hollywood it seemed as if no time had passed at all. Everything looked and smelled the same, the stores were exactly as they had been before. We even were checked in by the same kind lady from our trip before! Sunday was a day to re-explore the fun city of Los Angeles! Of course, we visited Rodeo Drive and ate at an amazing Italian restaurant, II Piccolo Verde. Monday we enjoyed touring the Warner Bros. Studio! My favorite part was visiting “Stars Hollow” and seeing Miss Pattie’s dance studio and Luke’s Diner!! If you know my mom and I, you know how much we LOVE Gilmore Girls #LorelaiandRory. Also, the Friends set and memorabilia was SO awesome to see in real life! After our tour, it was time for Ellen!!!! As I’m typing I still feel my excitement from this show! Because my mom and I were “energetic audience members” we got to sit in the front row!! Ellen’s DJ, Twitch hyped the audience members up with fun songs and dance moves, then BAM Ellen comes out!!! She begins the show and talks with Simon Cowell, Olivia Wilde, and the sweetest little boy from Taiwan. Just as she is on television, Ellen is such a positive, kind and HILARIOUS woman. I am dying to go back to another one of her shows already!
Although I REALLY enjoyed both trips, it’s safe to say my absolute favorite is New York City. I would go back in a second. I loved everything about that city from just the way I felt when I was there to all of the opportunities that can come from just one city!
My mom and I always have the best times on our trips, and I can’t wait for more to come!!
As the snow is flurrying outside, I am finally getting a chance to sit down and share how I spend my Home for the Holidays! I have finished another amazing semester at Iowa State and I am finally getting a chance to relax from college finals, work, and a chance to visit a few of my favorite destinations I love most in my hometown. So grab a cup of coffee, a cookie, or your favorite holiday treat and join me in my
Home for the Holidays.......
Coming home for the holidays comes with the warmest feelings and also everything I own (sorry, mom)!! Winter break is a college students favorite time because... 1) Mom does your laundry for you. 2) You get to sleep in your own bed! 3) Home-cooked meals all break long!!
When I'm not at home, I am usually at my grandparent's house drinking coffee, being waited on by my Grandma, and eating all of my favorite meals! They definitely spoil me and I do not know what I would do without them! Their home is one of my top places I am happiest to just BE.
I love going out and about in small-town Boone, Iowa! My absolute number one stop is the Dutch Oven Bakery! I could eat there everyday of my life (a chicken salad on a croissant or a sloppy joe basket are my favorites)!! A dutch letter or chocolate sprinkled donut are a must, too!
Another one of my favorite places to have a cup of coffee or lunch is The Livery Deli. If you're a coffee lover try their 1699 Pour Over with any one of their desserts, pure heaven & HOLY ENERGY!!
As I only have one week left of break, I have loved being able to unwind with my family, friends, and my town. I would love to hear your favorite Home for the Holidays moments/memories in the comments below! Thank you to my followers for a wonderful start to my b.e. good Blog! I can't wait to share my adventures in 2018 with you! Wishing you all a 2018 that brings adventure, joy, and many opportunities to just BE YOU! Happy 2018!!
P.S. Stay tuned my next blog post will be coming VERY soon........
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It's finally the weekend which marks one week to being back at college!
Being back at college gives me such an amazing feeling. I love being surrounded by friends, studying a major I am passionate about, and watching myself grow as a young woman.
This week has been non-stop with moving into my sorority at Iowa State and beginning spirit week for recruitment.
For this blog post I just wanted to share my top ten moments from my first year at college!
1. Move-in day at Eaton Hall
2. Primary Recruitment
3. Joining Chi Omega
4. Iowa State Football Games
5. Experiencing Fall at Iowa State
6. Experiencing Chi Omega
7. Friends that will last forever <3
8. Being Involved in the Greek Community
9. The Fashion Show
10. Saying Goodbye
I had such an incredible freshman year at Iowa State, I cannot wait to see what sophomore year has in store!
Stay tuned!! ;-)