Thursday, September 30, 2010



I left the most favorite part of my room out of yesterday's post on purpose....


Epic, right?

This is such a good reminder for me. School makes me crazy. Crazier than normal. I get so freaking stressed out. I don't even know why. For the most part, I have everything under control, but I get overwhelmed by it. The schedules, tests, classes, quizzes, problem sets, EVERYTHING. I honestly feel bad for the people who have to deal with me when I'm in one of my stressed out moods (read: California Funk, Little V, pretty much everyone on my team).

And blogging is, in some weird totally unconventional way, a release, a therapy? Maybe.


Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Alright little followers, no need to email/tweet/tumble/gchat me about posting pictures of my room.... Here you go :-)

My rooming situation is a little different this year. I'm living in a house. Hard to explain.

The desk- Please note the Lilly cups. Re-Lilly of course! One is used for pencils/pens/sharpies. And the other holds two paint brushes for my watercolors.

White board and bulletin board

And here is the shelving unit. Scout (by Bungalow Co) makes the most amazing things for storage. I'll be posting separately about them later!


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

And the winner is....

LUCKY! (Just kidding... remember that old song?)

Jeannie from Que Sera Sera has won the Anne's Artcards giveaway!!!


Jeannie, please email me and I will put you in contact with Anne right away :)

Monday, September 27, 2010

What not to wear...

Sooo... Remember when I showed y'all how leopard print could be preppy? Well I found a picture that exemplifies how NOT to wear animal print.

Obviously Sporty Sister and I LOVED Gap Kids.

There are so many things wrong with this picture. But can we talk about how my legs look like they might snap any minute??? Oh lord.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Like Thin Mints???

Do you like Girl Scout Thin Mints???

Okay dumb question, who doesn't.

Sooooo..... these are amazing. I mean, they're definitely not Thin Mints, but they're a really good healthy alternative.

Find out about them here.


Yum. Thank me later ;-)

Saturday, September 25, 2010


Normally, I don't follow through with these award things. I love receiving them, but I completely forget when I go to write blog posts.

Anyways, Olive My Life tagged me for an award. And it had a fun little rule thingamajig so I thought I'd play along. And CP confession.... I really am obsessed with her wall art for Belle of the Wall. She's incredibly talented. Check it out HERE.

Okay, so I have to say seven things about myself. Who doesn't want to know more about me (haha, just kidding... don't answer that. hehe)???

1. I'm crazy. Like, legit crazy. Don't bring ketchup around me, don't bring dirt around me, don't bring me around loud noises. Or else you'll see the real crazies come out. Although, I have been trying to be better about it. California Funk and Little V can attest to that.I knew CF wasn't getting both of us in the picture. Hence, my exasperated face. Please note the "Snarly" name tag. Apparently, that's my new nickname.

2. I do not sleep with a pillow. No sir, no way.My dorm freshman year... oh how I miss you.

3. Not wearing my glasses leads to horrible migraines. UGH.
4. I'm a coxswain. And I love it.Henley four :)

5. Currently, nail polish, coffee, and watches are my obsessions.Excuse the frizzies!

6. Even though I may seem more left brained, I think I may be more right brained.Randomly painted this for California Funk.... kind of obsessed with the colors. I'm going to do a super high res scan of it.

7. DREAM JOB: WORK FOR KATE SPADE. Are you listening KS????? Hello???? HIRE ME!

Kate Spade for the Polyvore contest.. I'm still bitter I didn't win. Boo. Yes, Sore loser, right here.


Thanks for the tag!

PS don't forget to enter my giveaway!

Friday, September 24, 2010


My Kate Spade Twirl necklace arrived!!! It was part of my birthday present and it just showed up on the doorstep!

How cute is the little box? And a BOW? Hell-o!

offwego! she announced, jumping into the fountain feet first, her opal eyes shining in the rain.

Awkward (and backward) photobooth pick of it on. I LOVE IT!

Thanks Momma :)


Don't forget to twirl on over to my GIVEAWAY!

Thursday, September 23, 2010


Happy Birthday :)


coolest dad? yes.


PS Don't forget about the giveaway!!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Daily Reads

Things I check online multiple times a day (this actually has a point, don't worry!)

Facebook (even though I had a brief deactivation last week. I just needed a break.)
Email (Both gmail accounts, school account, and regular)

And, of course, Vox Populi.

The Voice is a weekly newspaper (they call it a newsmagazine?) at Georgetown. And Vox Populi is the blog. I prefer The Voice over The Hoya (CP Confession: I've only read The Hoya maybe twice since attending Georgetown.)

I really like it. Seriously, I like it a lot. I check it four or five times a day. They update frequently throughout the day. Funny stuff, informative stuff, and ridiculously stupid stuff.

For the Georgetown students who read my blog– I know you're out there.... I can see it on Google Analytics– you should also check out Vox if you're not already!

Does your university have a student newspaper with an online blog?


Don't forget to enter my latest giveaway.... it's a GREAT one!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


Okay, so I've done a TON of great giveaways, but I think this one is my favorite so far!!!

Anne Hazen is a mom who I've known since elementary school. Her kids are insanely talented and smart- like seriously, ridiculous.

Anne herself is a fantastic artist. And she always has so many fabulous ideas!

After a few "meetings" in Starbucks, I asked if she'd like to do a giveaway for my blog and she graciously agreed!

Here's the Giveaway details....

The winner will receive a set of PERSONALIZED notecards (10 cards). Like, anything you want. Ideas: You in your favorite Lilly shift with a monogram, your kids, your house, your pets, ANYTHING.

Here's an example of her work:(This was her daughter's Graduation Party card...)

See what I mean!?! AMAZING!

She even did Sporty Sister's graduation announcement too- please excuse my terribly poor quality blackberry picture.Another sample

She is so fun to work with... I can't wait to see what the winner decides to do!

Giveaway ends Monday September 27 at 11:59 pm. Winners announced Tuesday the 28th.

Okay, so you want to enter???

Please only comment once and include the entries you followed and a total entry count! Thanks :)

1 Entry- (UPDATED) Comment on the post saying you are a fan Anne's Artcards on FB
1 Entry- Following my blog!
3 Entries- BLOG about this giveaway!!!

MAX entries= FIVE.



Monday, September 20, 2010

Winners of TIPSY SKIPPER Giveaway

So you guys LOVE Tipsy Skipper right?

I am loving everything!

(Make sure you check out the FB page to see the Fall prints that you guys helped pick out!)

Without further ado.... The winners!!!

First Place- Quarterdeck Floorcloth


2nd Place- Captain Morgan Clutch


3rd Place- Key Fobs

Woman to Blame


Okay, a note to all the winners: Please contact me via email collegeprepster [at] gmail [dot] com!

Andddddddd, another giveaway starts MANANA! holla!


Sunday, September 19, 2010

One eyed... one horned..

Flying purple people eater.

And Barney.

Why are all weird childhood beasts purple???

I'm REALLY loving purple right now!

What started it all.... Lucky Lucky Lavender by OPI. Soccer Mom finally tracked down another one (Sporty Sister took hers back to college leaving my nails without!!!) and sent it. I am HAPPY!

Of course Kate Spade is all over it! The shoes are TDF! And the gloves??? Yummy!

At first, I was not thrilled with the color of my sneakers. I buy the same style every time I need a new pair... and this season it was this purple. Well, it's grown on me, and I'm officially obsessed!

Weird picture, but I'm wearing lavender Nike tempo track shorts. This is from the day we went to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier with the rowing team. Hence the helmet, backpack, tank top, and disheveled french braid!

Are you loving purple as much as I am???


Saturday, September 18, 2010

Now Hiring!

Well sort of.

Here's the deal:

I've developed a business idea. And it's pretty legit. And I think it can be the next big thing. However, I'm 21. And only halfway done with undergraduate business school. And I'm only half-way decent at web techy things.

I'm (seriously) looking for someone who is VERY tech savvy and knows a thing or two (well more like 102) about business.

PLEASE email me!!!! CollegePrepster [at] gmail [dot] com.

PS Males are strongly encouraged to apply. I will definitely be needing at least a male consultant so I can get a boy's perspective.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Maggie Taylor

I'm taking this class for Digital Art. And we're working on a project using Photoshop. There were a bunch of links with examples, and I clicked on the last one. WHOA.


All images by Maggie Taylor

I love her interpretation of Alice in Wonderland. I read the book this summer while in London. [CP Side note: Speaking of wonderland, have you seen Phoebe in Wonderland yet?]

She is so talented. The prints are kinda weird, but I think that's why I like them. What do you think?

Thursday, September 16, 2010

True Prep

I caved.

Yep. That's right. This college prepster was spotted at Vineyard Vines yesterday. Why? For a True Prep book signing by Lisa Birnbach.

I went by myself... a big step for me all crazies considered.

Lisa was so hilarious. I loved it!!! She was candid, and funny, and nice, and cordial, and preppy, obviously.
Vineyard Vines was the absolute most perfect locale. The people, the food, the drinks, the music, everything!

True Prep bag!

Love it!

Wait for it.... Wait for it.... WAIT FOR IT!

Nico! He was the brain child behind the blog. No joke. Freshman Year. Harbin Hall. Third Floor common room. The College Prepster was born.


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