Graduation 2018

I did it. The thing I've been waiting to do since my first day of elementary school when they told us we were the Class of 2018. I graduated college. SO CRAZY! This always seemed like something everyone always talks about, but never actually happens, then all of a sudden it did. Classes ended, finals finsihed, and then I was walking across a stage shaking the hand of my department head, hugging my dean and holding back tears that I was about to leave the comfort of my University. 

This past weekend I graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a Bachelors in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing (That's a fancy way of saying I got my bachelors in marketing, but either way, it's still insane.) And next week I start my dream job outside of Boston!

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Every Gen Ed I've taken and killed myself over, all my group marketing projects and upper level business electives, my beloved Women of Isenberg Conference, have all brought me to this point. 

I couldn't be more grateful for the hours spent with my friends in our massive 26 floor library, the #1 dining I've been so blessed to get to eat everyday, my beautiful (inside and out) sorority sisters, amazing roommates, and fantastic faculty and staff at the Isenberg School. Everyone I met throughout these four years has shaped my life and who I am for the better; and every experience has made me who I am today. 

Congratulations to everyone who graduated this year! You worked so hard and you're going to do amazing things. And congratulations to every rising senior, you're about to have the best, most reflective years of your life. 

xoxo

AME

2018 Mid Year Day Designer Launch

2018 Mid Year Day Designer Launch

Every year since I've been in college I have been using the Flagship Academic Day Designers, and my junior year I even incorporated a second Day Designer using one of their Blue Sky options as my second planner. But this year since I'm graduating (omg someone bring me a box of tissues right now) I've decided that I'm going to trade in my traditional sized Day Designer for the mini! 

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Why I Stopped Blogging {+ What I've Been Doing}

Why I Stopped Blogging {+ What I've Been Doing}

I have been on a blog hiatus since early August, and a social media blackout since late December. I got to a point with my blog that I was creating the same content over and over: I felt uninspired and unmotivated... I had no idea how beneficial this time away from thinking about content would be for my creativity and my general well-being.

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5 Best Backpacks for College (Under $100)

5 Best Backpacks for College (Under $100)

I've said it before and I'll say it again: every college student needs a backpack. I swear by my tote bags. I own more black tote bags than most people, but even I have realized the necessity of backpacks in college. If you're heading to school soon and you're still looking for that perfect backpack, here are 5 great options!*

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What I Eat in a Day to Lose Weight

What I Eat in a Day to Lose Weight

Last August I decided to try weight watchers for one month to learn more about the food I was putting in to my body. But it wasn't until March that my diet really started to change. I slowly cut out all dairy, started incorporating more veggies and over time the amount of processed extra sugar I was eating was gone and replaced with…

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2017 Back to College Packing List

2017 Back to College Packing List

This list is specifically for moving into a dorm, but the basics apply for an apartment or house as well. And keep in mind going through this list that these are the basics you will need in a dorm, and a few things I've found helpful; there will be other things you may decide you need or want. Use the note pages on the PDF print-out to your advantage! Write down anything extra you think you'll need, make a list of clothing you think you'll need to pack, or even anything you already have! 

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Lunch with the Little - Cafeteria, Boston

I posted a little while ago on Twitter that I was getting uninspired by what I had been drafting to post on here and I was nervous about some of the stuff I wanted to post. So today' post is the start of a new era. If you aren't following me on Twitter (which you should be), you may know that I follow a ton of bloggers, but I also follow a lot of vloggers and youtubers. I love the content youtubers make and I always feel so inspired by it! I would love to actually produce YouTube content, but I don't have the equipment for good quality videos yet, so I'm sticking to blogging. 

ANYWAY, I love the content of daily and weekly vlogs, I'm uninspired by my usual posts and general blog post topics, so I've decided to make my site a lot more personal and high quality. In the past I've felt like I spent so much time making sure my posts were drafted and edited but I didn't spend a lot of time on photos or even taking time to make sure I liked what I was writing. That's about to change. I take pictures constantly of what I'm doing, who I'm with and things that happen in my daily life and I want to start documenting them. That means a lot more restaurant and cafe reviews, life updates, and even a few fashion posts if I can find local photographer *wink wink my MA friends*. Looking forward, there will be more photos, and more of me in every post! 


Last week I had to go into Boston for an event for school and going into Boston means getting to see my little! She's interning there for the summer so making frequent trips will be a necessity. The event I had to go to was by Copley Square so we decided to stay close to that area by walking around Newbury and Boyalston Street. 

If you're not familiar with Boston this is a pretty touristy area since a lot of major hotels circle this block, but it's also some pretty decent shopping. Being completely broke on Newbury street is no bueno, so my little and I decided that the first cute [see instagrammable] restaurant we saw to avoid spending money in the stores. Luckily we turned the corner and the first place we saw was Cafeteria. 

I've probably walked up and down this street hundereds of times and not once have I ever noticed this place, but aparently it's super popular! And so aesthetically pleasing it hurt. 

Clearly I couldn't stop taking pictures. The entire atmosphere was so calming for the location being so hectic, I honestly didn't want to leave. 

I've probably walked up and down this street hundereds of times and not once have I ever noticed this place, but aparently it's super popular! And so aesthetically pleasing it hurt. Clearly I couldn't stop taking pictures. The entire atmosphere was so calming for the location being so hectic, I honestly didn't want to leave. 

Cue my little looking all cute! She started taking photos of me taking photos because that's what you do when your big's a blogger, right?

Our meal was DELICIOUS. I am one of those people who has a hard time going to a new place and enjoying the food there (I like what I know). But I was obsessed! 

We ordered cheeseburger spring rolls to start, definitely not healthy, but fantastic. Then we both ordered burgers. Little was good and ordered a side salad, but I had to get the fries because they looked too good. I don't know how but even though I'm going to be a senior, and she's going to be a junior, my little is 21 and I'm not, so she ordered one of heir specialty drinks called the Class Clown which had Smirnoff Vanilla, Kahlua, Baileys, Nocello and fresh Espresso. She described it as basically an alchoholic iced coffee. So if your of age and love iced coffee, check it out!


I can't wait to start sharing with you the things that truly inspire me, and I hope you guys are excited too! 

xoxo 

AME

Workout Wardrobe Wishlist

If you haven't read my May Health & Fitness Update, I've been using the Sweat App since mid March and have lost about 20 lbs. Thankfully most of my clothes still fit (they just fit a little better) but I've been eyeing some new workout apparel to splurge on to celebrate hitting the end of my first 12 week cycle. 

Who is your fitness fashion inspiration? Is there anything you've been eyeing lately? The high waisted white leggings from alo are the highest on my list! 

xoxo

AME