I don’t ever try new clothing trends… or at least I don’t ever try them while they’re fresh. I always feel compelled to buy the same clothes that I see on models or fashionable friends at school, because everyone seems to always be looking snazzy around me. I then naturally get inspired to also make the same fashion choices as them. However, at the end of the day, I don’t really like looking like everyone else around me. Although, something that I have seriously been eyeing lately is the trend involving converse and business pants, or trousers, as some may call them. I am absolutely in love with this trend. I believe that it’s been around for a while, especially in the 90s, but it’s just now starting to take over my university campus and my social media timelines. I’ve actually decided to break my trend rule in 2018 and stick to anything involving converse and cute trousers.
One of the most amazing things I did in college so far was go to AZ Hot Springs with the Hiking Club and my best friends back in Spring 2017. This is obviously an overdue blog post, considering it happened back in 2017, but I still felt the need to talk about the AZ Hot Springs this year. If you ever visit AZ or need a new AZ trail to hike through, you absolutely have to go to the AZ Hot Springs.
I finally visited Creamistry with my little brother over winter break, and I discovered what all the hype of liquid nitrogen ice-cream was all about. I’ve seen this place on Instagram so many times, and I was so confused on what was going on with this ice-cream. I really wanted to try it out myself, since I was in town for break and the concept of making ice cream right in front of you with liquid nitrogen sounded rad. In a nutshell, I loved it and I think it’s over-priced, but everyone should try liquid nitrogen ice-cream from Creamistry if they get a chance.
We finally had a snow day this past Saturday, and I couldn’t be more excited about it! I truthfully hate the cold, but I LOVE the snow. It absolutely looks like a winter wonderland at my university, and it makes me not want to go to class or run any errands because I’d rather just bask in the snow’s glory. It’s an endless dilemma, especially since I have hypothyroidism and I’m cold 24/7, but I love the beauty of a snow-filled campus in AZ.
For those of you who may be completely confused about what a “Big” or a “Little” is in simple English, please let me give you the synopsis. Greek life pairs an older member (starting their sophomore year if they choose to have a little) with a new member of that sorority or fraternity. This person is then considered your big sister or little sister. We usually shorten that into your “big” or “little” in order to make it easier. I am actually writing about my Big in this blog post of the “Diverse Friends” section because she’s a pretty rad human-being, and she’s shown me a lot about life. She is one of the most motivated people I have ever met, and I’m not sure how she can always be so positive even when most people would give up in certain situations that she’s been through. She’s someone that I would not have met without the help of Chi Omega, and it’s really hard to imagine not having her as a friend and support system in life.
So it’s the start of the new semester, and all around the United States you can hear college kids crying in the background. Okay maybe it’s not that dramatic, but there is one thing that all college kids have in common in the U.S. We all absolutely dread buying our expensive textbooks.
Today was my last day in the Phoenix area before I have to go back to Flagstaff, and I had a whole plan of taking photos of Tanner, being creative, and all these other fun things, and we honestly just ended up feasting at Sprinkles and enjoying the Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall. Is this really a bad thing? Probably not. I had a totally awesome day and the best cupcake ever.
I recently visited New Orleans for a trip with my business organization, Future Business Leaders of America, and I absolutely fell in love with it. The only information I had on New Orleans mainly came from textbooks in elementary school or one of my faves, the TV show “The Originals”. I ended up enjoying it so much more than I thought I would.
This Christmas was pretty special. I had my very first baking session for the holidays alongside Tanner’s sister, Payton, and mother, Tara. Even though I was supposed to spend this holiday season in the U.K. with my dad and it totally and depressingly fell through, it was still SUPER nice to enjoy the festivities alongside Tanner’s family. I finally got to take some amazing Christmas photos as well, and you guys know how excited I get about vintage or country-style anything…so you can imagine how these photos make me feel inside. Feel free to take a look at what the Massahos household looked like this Christmas season 🙂