Thursday, December 27, 2012

New Years "Resolutions"...

I can't make a New Years Resolution to Save My Life... well make one stick anyway... But I make them each year, and this year won't be any different. The difference this year is that I'm more determined than ever to keep my resolutions, and to do this I think I'm going to need a lot of encouragement, and more importantly a few good friends to keep me accountable...
So Here goes, i'm gonna keep it simple for now (my big list of 52 things to do in 2013 will be posted soon and those goals will be in addition to my new years resolutions so I'm not going to try to stress myself out with a ton of resolutions).. I have ONE new years resolution... and That is...
I Herby Resolve in 2013, to live my life 100%... that is my one and only resolution this year, and I feel like it is more than enough because that is all any of us can ever hope to accomplish, to live our life, and live it well.
So What about each of you??? Any New Years Resolutions you would like to share??
Peace Love and Passion {Resolving to Change Things!}
Love Always Tesla
P.S I know this is probably a long ways off, but I will be hosting an amazing give away once I reach 50 followers... I would love to be able to do it soon so bring some friends and until next time... Find Your Peace, Do What You Love, and Live your passion!!!

It's Ok Thursday...

Hey everybody! It's Thursday again, and even though I haven't done this lately I think it's time to link up with Neely and Amber for a little...
Its Ok Thursdays

I hope everyone had a veery Merry Christmas! and got to enjoy lots of wonderful time with family...
It's OK...
To be a little overly excited about your Christmas Presents.
To have no idea what I'm going to do after graduation in April.
To not want to go on to Law School or Grad school anymore.
To want to start living my life, instead of just going to school for another four years.
To wear colored skinny jeans all the time! I love them and i dont' really care if you think i'm to big to wear them
To want to loose almost 40lbs... and do it before I graduate college
To miss my boyfriend after a few hours apart because I'm used to him being here
TO be a terrible blogger sometimes... It doesn't mean I don't love you all.
Peace Love and Passion... because It's all OK
Love Always Tesla

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Just a Little Christmas Rewind...

Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year,coming out only slightly ahead of Back To School, and $10.00 Sushi Buffet Saturdays! No I'm serious here, those are my three favorite times of the year and Christmas only wins by a narrow margin; I jest on that, the margin is actually pretty big... and here's why...
FAMILY!!! I love my family and Christmas is the only time of the year that we really get to spend together. I like presents, and food, but my favorite part of it all will always be days spent with my family and friends... Since Christmas for me is mostly over (I've still got one more Christmas dinner on Saturday with R's Family but other than that I'm dunzo!)I figured I would give you guys a rundown of the Craziness that Is Christmas in my family!
Last Wednesday I had Christmas with my Roommate! It was fabulous. She got me the most amazing Hello Kitty Presents! I can't begin to tell you ladies how much I adore them. Especially my Phone Case and the amazing Mason Jar cup she got me. I got her a monogrammed Frocket and some Lilly items that I really hoped she would love! We had Christmas super early but both of us have crazy schedules during this time of year...
Friday and Saturday nights we had Christmas dinners with my Mom's family (My Nana on Friday and my Papa on Saturday) It was great to sit around and hang out as a family and enjoy each others company. It was awesome to sit at my parents house and listen to my Grandparents talk about when they were younger. I just love them so much. They are just too precious!
Monday (Christmas Eve) was dinner with my daddy, my little sister (i say little but she's 14 this year and acts like such a grown woman some times) and dad's girlfriend. It was nice and quiet, my sister opened her present from me and we had great food. After lunch at dad's I drove to Laurens to see his parents and spend a little time with them before dinner at the only restaurant that was still open (House of Pizza one of my Faves) with my boyfriend and his family. My Christmas eve night was a bit different than normal, instead of staying with my mom or my dad like I have every Christmas before this one I stayed with my boyfriend and his family. It was a little weird but it was also really nice. I got to help his mom bake all sorts of goodies for Christmas morning and had my first experience playing Santa for R's Little brother. It was amazing! I had so much fun and I can't wait to be Santa for my own little ones one day. We went to bed around one in the morning and woke up around 5:30 on Christmas morning.
Christmas day, began with "Santa" at R's house with his family, in my Pj's as soon as I'd woken up... Needless to say I wasn't in the picture taking mood since i'm not much of a morning person these days. His parents surprised me with a stocking full of goodies just for me! I wasn't expecting that and It made me feel so loved and included. After Santa we went down to R's grandparents for Christmas Breakfast and more presents with his family. After opening all our presents, including our presents to each other R and I got together food to take to his Fire Department for the guys working Christmas Day and then went and had lunch in the country with his extended family, and still more presents... It was almost 3pm when I finally made it to my parents house and got to see my favorite people for Christmas, and that's where I'll be for the next few days, enjoying time with my mom before I go back to school.
It's been one more crazy week and It isn't over yet, but I wouldn't trade a single moment from any of it!
Hoping you all had a christmas as wonderful as mine, and will have a very happy new year!
Peace Love and Passion,
Love Always Tesla

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas Loves...

I just wanted to take a brief moment to wish all of you a Merry Christmas! I will be spending my day with family and friends, and I hope that each and every single one of you will have an equally amazing and blessed day.
However as we celebrate this time with family, It is important that we remember that we are beyond fortunate to have the people we love by our sides this Holiday Season, In light of recent events I think everyone should just remember how lucky they really are, and take a moment on this Christmas Day to Pray for all those who aren't as lucky as we are, all those hurting and suffering, and those who have lost loved ones because for them, this Christmas won't be a time of happy celebration, It will be darker and less joyus and we should just all remember that. Merry Christmas Loves! See you again soon.
Peace Love and Passion,
Love Always Tesla

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Holiday Vox Box...

Ya'll I am In LOVE! i don't know how many of you know what Influenster is, but it's this great site that lets you share your opinions on products and services with other people, you earn points towards badges and if you are a lucky duck (like I was) you will get the opportunity to receive one of their amazing Vox Boxes!
A Vox Box is a Box full of goodies, that Influenster will deliver to your doorstep if you are selected, and I was lucky enough to be the recipient of the Holiday Vox Box 2012!!! I am super excited to share with all you guys the wonderful products I received... SO here goes... 2012 Holiday Vox Box Review :)
This is picture of my box and everything that came in it... needless to say I was Beyond Thrilled because MY BOX ROCKS!!! Here's the skinny on what I got...
Quaker Real Medleys Oatmeal- retail value is roughly $2.00 per cup, I received the summer berry oatmeal +, and I am really looking forward to having it for Breakfast in the morning! I LOVE oatmeal and am always excited to try new kinds.
NYC New York Color Liquid Lipshine - I usually don't use NYC makeup products, but I was really excited to receive this Nude gloss in my box. I don't use lip color on a daily basis, only Chapstick, but for special occasions i Love a good Nude Gloss. The color I received was Nude York City, and It was perfect! It's not sticky at all and the color is so pretty and understated that I may never just wear Chapstick again :) The price is the best part, this is one thing i can for sure afford to use as a staple in my makeup routine... It's less than $3.00 and That I adore!The only downside to the gloss is it's smell, it is very sweet smelling and really made me want cake (some people might not think thats major... so take my complaint with a grain of salt)
Kiss Nail Dress - these stick on nail polish strips are AMAZING!!!!! I put them on as soon as i opened my box and I was so happy. They look great! The box says they will last up to 10 days! We will see because if thats the case I will 100% for sure be buying these strips again despite their $7.00 price tag.

Goody QuikStyle Brush - This brush is so weird! I've never seen anything like it in my life! And that Is not necessarily a bad thing in my book! I was sent the paddle style brush, and it is soo cool! The microfiber bristles between the normal bristles made my hair super smooth when I brushed it earlier and I can't wait until tomorrow so i can see if it really helps with detangling and drying my wet hair! The description said it's like a towel and brush in one :)
Sole Society - I am going to enjoy using this $25.00 off coupon for Sole Society!!! I love shoes and my Vox Box had an amazing coupon inside it!!! SO PSYCHED
Eboost - This was the last item in my box, and the one I am most hesitant about using... I don't drink energy drinks so I am a little concerned about using an energy boosting drink... however they sent me pink lemonade, which I love the flavor of and it is very tempting to tear open the packet, mix it with some high quality H2O and drink it down... maybe later this week when Christmas gets me down I will have to give it a try... Maybe?
Well there goes... my review of my super wonderful Holiday Vox Box... if you aren't already on Influenster you should really consider giving it a try!
Peace Love and Passion, (For Freebies... DUR) Love Always Tesla

Monday, December 17, 2012

Senior Year Update!

Sweet sweet readers, todays post is bitter sweet... my next to last semester of college is officially over and that means that only one semester, four short months stands between me and crossing that stage in April with a Diploma in my hand...
And Oh buddy am I FREAKING OUT!!!!
I never imagined that it would all go by this fast, had you asked me three and a half years ago where I would be today I would have never been able to imagine I would be here, a semester from Graduation with absolutely no idea what my future holds, not clue what I am going to do with my life, and no idea what I WANT to do with it, which is slightly worse an a bit more frustrating.
Three years ago I was a naive freshman, starting college at a good "Christian" school that I would soon learn was full of some not so good "Christian" people, I was majoring in Education, something that i'm pretty sure i never really wanted to do in the first place
And now things are so different, I'm not at a Christian school anymore, and i've never been closer to God, I'm in a Christian Sorority, filled with kind, good Christian girls who help me to grow daily, and I'm at a college where I'm happy and accepted. I'll be graduating with a Bachelors Degree in History,and even though I don't know what I want to do with my life I do know that It isn't in the realm of Education (point blank I don't handle kids or stress or rules well... teaching isn't for me)
So Now that you know where i've been, and where I am... Here's a recap of this past semester
- I applied to Law school, and Have been accepted into several. However Like I said I'm unsure of what my future holds
- I served as Service Project Coordinator for my Sorority and loved every minute of it
- I met, bonded with, and now have the most amazing and wonderful Little I could have ever hoped for. My little Sigma Family is complete... I can't wait until next year when my Little becomes a real big and gives me a beautiful grandlittle; even though I won't be at Lander to see it :(
- I worked my butt off to get four B's and Two A's this semester, not what I aim for but It's better than i was expecting
- I registered for my last ever college semester, and my last five college courses
- I learned that I do make a difference
- and I managed to not let my blog completely self destruct :) I think i get points for that :p
This semester has been crazy, long, stressful, and sometimes painful but I'm looking forward to my last semester more than you could possibly imagine.
Peace Love and Passion,
Love Always Tesla

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

On Wednesday We Wear ... No Denim for a week :)

As a general rule I like to play it safe when it comes to my clothes, I tend to wear blue jeans and tee shirts. I love daring fashion choices, but on other people, not on me... As for me I play it safe and stick with clothes that I know look good on me and I'm comfortable in. However I have a whole closet FULL and I do mean full of cute clothes that I never ever wear and I think it's time I started changing that...
So this week ladies I present to you... On Wednesday's We {don't} Wear Denim... Five Outfits without jeans... Not Sure if I can actually manage this one but Here Goes Nothing ... My apologies for all the mirror pics... I don't have anyone to consistently take pics for me so selfies in the school bathroom it is :(
(Blue Striped Dress, black leggings, blue ballet flats and a silver Scarf)
(Yellow Skinny Jeans, navy top with birds, brown leather boots, and a white bubble necklace)
(Khaki Pants, lilly top and blue jean jacket)
(yellow dress, brown tights, brown boots, and green cardi :))
(Brown High Waisted Skirt, Navy V neck Tee from the Gap and blue flats)
Needless to say on Saturday I wore blue jeans and a tee shirt... because I love my blue jeans and have missed them this past week... but i made it! All In all this week wasn't so bad.
Peace, Love and Passion Love Always Tesla

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Final Exam Weak...

I mean week... or do I???
For many of you this week may have already come and gone, or maybe if you're not in school you don't have this week of life to stress you out anymore... But there is always something that stresses us out, so today's post is a few tips to deal with what I like to call "Final Exam Weak", that terrible exhausted feeling you get after a long week of finals that doesn't seem to want to end, well here are a couple tips i've come up with over seven semesters of College finals that help me beat the week and not come out of the other end feeling so exhausted that I'm a zombie until two days before Christmas... Here goes nothing...
#1. Just go ahead now and accept the fact that you will get what you get. I AM NOT SAYING DO NOT STUDY... please don't even think I mean that. You should study, and often, especially during finals week. What I mean here is stop freaking out, because freaking about getting a certain grade on your final exam is going to stress you out even more and your studying will be less effective if you are freaking out. SO take a deep breath and repeat after me "I will get what I get, and that grade will be the grade I earned." take another deep breath, pick up that Political Science text book and your seventy pages of notes since midterm and study (ehh maybe this is just me... pick up what ever text book and notes you need to be studying and study :)) but be calm while you study.
#2. If the teacher gives you a study guide, for the love of all things USE THE DERN THING!!!! I can not tell you how many times I've been in a class where the professor tells people exactly what is on the test and they still don't study it. If your professor is going to take the time to narrow down for you what you are going to have on your final exam what sense does it make not to use it. And to the girl in my class who told me that the professor gave us a study guide to trick/confuse us, Umm NO MA'AM, Professors are busy and if they take the time to make you a study guide it is not going to be designed to trick you. USE THE GUIDES... However If the teacher doesn't give you a study guide (for example my history professors obviously don't believe in them) Make use of the professor as a resource, do not be afraid to call, email, or even stop by your professors office before exam week to talk with him/her about the final exam. They will not think you are stupid, quite the opposite they will be very impressed that you cared enough about your grade to seek them out *** disclaimer here, unless they are a complete jerk, but in that case you probably know that ahead of time*** Professors can be your biggest allies in a course, use them It's what they get paid for. But don't waste their time!
#3.It is inevitable, that while studying you will do one or both of these two things...
#3.1 - You will study too much for a class that you don't need to.
#3.2 - you will fail to study enough for an exam that you really did need to.
whichever of these you do, you will be fine. I PROMISE! Because what you will learn is that there really is no such thing as too prepared, and that one C or forbid it, even a D on a final exam is not going to kill you. Calm down and take your final. I'll honestly admit I do both of these things on a regular basis, at least once a term, sometimes more than once and You will probably do fine, because even though you are over/under prepared, you are at least somewhat prepared and that will pay off even if it's not the grade you were hoping for :)
#4. Avoid getting sick (something I didn't manage to do this year, feeling pretty crappy this week so this advice is coming from recent/current experience) It SUCKS to be sick and have to do hard core studying! Nothing is worse than being sick and wanting to sleep when you really need to stay up and study for that {insert class name here} exam. I know it isn't always possible not to get sick, but avoid extra risks, like intentionally hanging out with sick friends/boyfriends/spouses/etc. Wash your hands on the regular, and carry some hand sanitizer with you. Oh and Airborne is your friend. If you do manage to catch an exam week cold/flu/sickness drink lots of water, and get yourself better (DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL IF YOU ARE CONTAGIOUS not even your teacher wants you to take an exam if you are ralphing all over the place they will generally let you make that up) If you're not throwing up/contagious/running a fever than you should be good to take your finals, but bring your own cough drops because NO ONE WANTS TO HEAR YOU HACK UP A LUNG FOR TWO HOURS (again speaking from experience)
#5. Break often... Take breaks when you are studying (for example I'm writing this post while taking a break from studying for that Political Science class I was talking about in tip #1)You know how long you can focus on something, especially when it isn't that exciting to begin with. SO don't torture yourselves, when you start feeling drained take a break, get a snack, breathe!
#6. My last tip :) has to do with taking the test itself. Take your time, and don't freak out if you don't know all the answers, if college has taught me anything about test taking it is that some credit is better than no credit, and it is always preferable to answer every question at least half right. If you don't try you get a zero every single time, if you just try you never know where you might get! OH and if everyone is finishing before you... DON'T freak about that either, you get two hours for a reason and smart students will use most of that time on most exams, because there is no shame in double or triple checking your answers even on the simplest of exams. Take your time, check your work and I promise you the results will be worth the trouble.
Good luck loves! Hope you found my pointers semi helpful and if not at least enjoy the images :) i picked them out especially for you ;)
Peace Love Passion {and study hard for those finals loves!}
Love Always Tesla
Oh and one more just because I couldn't possibly not include this meme :)

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Another New Addition to the family....

Well actually that kinda is a lie... because while I'm not talking about an actual baby, Last Friday night we did add, not one, not two, but three new babies to my family!!! (We're talking my sorority here BTW)
Last Friday night we had induction, and I won't talk about that on here... but There are officially three new members to my sweet family and I can't say I'm not super excited... So here are some pics...
Peace, love, and Passion, Love Always Tesla

Monday, November 12, 2012

A New Addition to the Family....

Friday afternoon, before heading off to induction with my sisters (see separate post to come later) I was blessed to add a new member to my family... She's only two years old, beautiful, feisty, and I sure hope she will be a part of my family for a long time... oh and did I mention her name is Lizzie!!! Oh and I should probably also mention that Lizzie is in fact a 2010 Toyota Carolla that I bought on friday to replace my Sweet Francis the Focus, who's motor threw a rod last Saturday and is with us no more :(.
Lizzie is my third car, and the second one i've bought for myself, and my first ever car with payments that have to be made so this is kind of exciting... My first car was a 1995 Pontiac Grand Am, that saw me through some good times, and some bad ones got me through two years of high school work and football games, and one year of college before a devastating radiator injury put her out of the game for good.
Summer after freshman year I was without a car after the Grand Am died, so i looked on Craigslist and found a 2002 Ford Focus for only $3000 dollars, i came up with the money, paid for her and Francis the focus was mine (Named after Francis Perkins the first Woman in the Cabinet appointed under FDR) I drove her and she was loyal for almost three years until last weekend when she went home to the car heavens in the sky and I was faced once again with carlessness. Now I have my beautiful Lizzie (named after Elizabeth Short AKA the Black Dahlia, yes I know it's morbid but please don't judge me, or google her if you don't know who she is... the pics are pretty bad)... I love her and I can't wait to drive her for a long long time to come!
So Everyone meet Lizzie!!!! I can't wait to drive her for many years to come! Everyone says that a Toyota will last me forever if I maintain it! I sure hope y'all are all right!
Peace, Love, and Passion (for new additions) Tesla Kanning :)

Friday, October 26, 2012

On Wednesdays We Wear...

Get ready for it y'all! This weeks post i'm finally getting back to my outfit posts! I've got three lovely outfits for you {and before you say anything yes i know i wear the green skinny jeans alot but the two outfits with them this week are actually from the same day I couldn't wear the first shirt to work :(}
and as usual i know this post it a little late (it's friday) But this is the first time i've gotten to sit down for long enouigh to crank out a blog post. Love you all!
Peace Love and Passion Love always Tesla!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Two Truths and a Lie Tuesday...

Happy Tuesday Boy and girls... trying out a brand new link up today... Called Two Truths and a Lie Tuesday... get excited sweeties! I'll be linking up with Asha for this and It should be interesting...
Asha's aspects
1. I was born in Virginia, but When I was six years old my mom and I moved to South Carolina and we've never left.
2. I'm majoring in history and going to grad school after I graduate to get my masters in history, maybe one day my doctorate.
3. I've worked since I was fifteen and a half, I've had six jobs four of which were in the last two years. But the best job I have ever had was working at Pizza Hut when I was in High School.
So Ladies???? Which Ones the Lie... You'll find out at the end of the post :)
Love trying new links ups! This week has been absolutely crazy, actually the past few weeks have been, and It's starting to feel like i've bitten off more than I can chew. SOOO glad that It's almost time for Induction and big/little reveal and I may finally get regular sleep again after that!!!!
Last week my sorority did it's service project for the semester helping at a local children's home to set up for a fall festival they were having! It was amazing! and wonderful to see all the kids so happy, and all my sisters helping out. I don't think i've ever felt so rewarded for doing something. It was great to watch the kids playing and having fun and to know that as a group we had a lot to do with it!
Lastly I had an amazing date night with my boyfriend on friday! So much fun we went to and art festival in a nearby town and then to dinner at a local restaurant to support this competition called Restaurant Wars that a class at our school does. My roommate did it last year and this year one of her friends was in the same class and had the same restaurant so we showed up to try and help them win! {not sure who actually did}... Welll i guess i've kept you waiting long enough

If you Thought the lie was number three... well you're wrong, I really did LOVE Pizza Hut it's the best job i've ever had.

The real lie was number two, No way am I getting my masters in History, I love it, and I'm interested in it, but I'm planning on Law School next year instead of a masters program...
Sorry my truths and lie weren't that interesting... see you again soon
Peace Love and Passion {and honestly i'm a terrible liar} Love Always Tesla

Friday, October 19, 2012

Trying something new...

In my last post I mentioned how I sometimes wear hats to school... well that got me feeling a little disappointed in myself when i realized I never try anything new with my hair if i don't feel like washing it that morning, i just pop on a hat and go. Well Today I decided to do something different and so far i'm liking it a lot...
First off I slept with my hair in a pony tail last night on accident so when woke up not only was my hair flat on one side but i had a huge pony tail hump :( No Bueno. I don't own a straightener so something involving a pony tail it is! I took my dry shampoo (I use Tresemme or Suave depending on what they have at my local Walmart when i need it, both are great but i'll give you more of a review on that later ;)) After using the dry shampoo to get the oil out I assaulted my hair with hair spray so it would stay how i put it, brushed it back put in an elastic headband that I made, teased the crown just a little for some volume and pulled the remainder of my hair up into a small pony tail (my hair is incredibly fine so it takes a little bit of work to make it look like it's not) I bobby pinned the hairband in place and gave it one last spray of hair spray to hold it and accessorized with my lovely glasses and my favorite Gamecock earrings. These are the end results... and I must say I'm pleased :)

P.S.. Sorry for the headless horseman shot, I was trying to show my outfit... I love this dress and the best part is it was on sale 70% off when a local boutique here had a moving sale!!!!
Peace Love and Passion Love Always Tesla

Thursday, October 18, 2012

On Wednesdays We Wear... {Late Edition because I'm a Slacker}

Hi Beautiful Bloggy readers! It has been a while hasn't it... well that is all about to change... Welcome back to another edition of On Wednesday's we Wear... and before you say "Hey wait it's not Wednesday.." Yes I know, but I had a lot to do yesterday and wrote this post but forgot to publish so I'm going back and doing it now... Love you. promise!
This weeks outfit is one of my faves! I wore it a few weeks ago as the first of my 40 X 40 outfits {which i've been wearing and keeping up with, i just haven't been taking pics... shame on me... so i'll be starting over as of right now... with this one}

super love this outfit! Statement necklaces like this one make me sooo happy!!!... Oh and Here's a bonus outfit for your trouble {forgive my mirror pic}
Peace Love and Passion {for clothes, pink, and well life} Love Always Tesla

It's Ok Thursday...

Back again after another little hiatus... it's been crazy here with school work and rush stuff but i'm finally towards the downward slope of the semester which means blogging should finally be able to pick back up! I'm back today for my fave link up! It's ok Thursday with Neely, and I couldn't be more excited... because after all it's Thursday and It's all OK!
Its Ok Thursdays

That Fall break is over and we're back in the grind of school until Thanksgiving. The two day break was nice and much needed...
That I'm not wearing real clothes to class today, It's a crazy week and I'm exhausted...
That I got about four hours of sleep last night...
That I had two midterms yesterday back to back, and will have two more today and one tomorrow, It's stressful but hey I can't do anything about is so It has to be OK!...
To drink half a pot of coffee just to wake up in the morning...
That people get on my nerves sometimes for things they probably can't help, I'm working on it but some days are harder than others...
That I can't figure out how to upload a video to my blog so my dreams of doing a Vlog post are slowly dying :(...
That I toured a Law School over my fall break that I really wanted to get in to and didn't fall in love like i thought I would...
That my personal statement is coming so slowly it might as well not be coming at all...
To be a broke college student because my work study only pays me twice a month and It's not that much money ...
And last but not least It Is OKAY That I am different from other people... It doesn't make me any less valuable as a person (now i just have to believe that for reals)
Hope everyone has a great week!
Peace Love and Passion {Because God Is Soo Good and It's All OK} Love Always Tesla

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

On Wednesdays we wear...

So Excited to be back blogging on the regular after my little bloggy hiatus {AKA months of being a bad blogger} And to get this little bloggy madness started off right with a new segment called "On Wednesday's we wear..." a weekly fashion post whose cute little name is inspired by one of my favorite movies {Mean Girls Dur},

I love love love fashion, but I'm a bit of a baby when It comes to fashion, I wear my jeans and tees on a pretty regular basis but I'm working on that... and this post is a way to help me with my "denim problem" as one of my sweet friends likes to call it :) I really hope you will all come back each week for a little bit of my fashion attempts... and a lot of my fashion fails :) Love you all to the moon and back :)
Peace, Love, and Passion {and on Wednesdays We Wear Pink...} Love Always Tesla ;)

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Fireproof and Waiting...

"But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners christ died for us" - Romans 5:8

So I know the title of this post probably seems pretty random to y'all, but I promise you I will get to the point really quickly. Lately I've been feeling pulled in a lot of different directions, life has been stressful, and difficult, and I've been having a terrible time keeping myself in His word. Which is a shame because when you are struggling is when it is most important to make sure you are in God's word daily. However on Sunday afternoon I realized that even if I'm not in His word like I should be, God is still present in my life, still in control, still powerful, and he still knows exactly what I need.
Flash Back to Sunday around lunch time, I'm sitting in my room, cleaning, talking to the guy and procrastinating big time on doing anything productive (like homework) when I just had to hear this song. And when I say had to I mean NEEDED to hear, it was a get on youtube NOW and find this song or you're going to loose it kind of need... So I did just that, I took my happy little behind to youtube and typed in "While I'm Waiting by John Waller" {an amazing song, and if you haven't already heard it you should go and find it now and listen before you read any further} I found the song, clicked on the first video I saw and listened. THe first video however just so happened to be a clip form the movie Fireproof, that just happened to have the song in it.

{Here's the video BTW}
At this point Boyfriend is like "Tesla what are you doing?" So i explain to him about the movie and much to my surprise he wants to watch it {I know my guy wanting to watch a movie with me that isn't about a Car or War amazed me too, but please read on} and the strangest thing happened, he actually enjoyed the movie. I say all this to make a point I promise I think we both realized that at times our relationship needs a Love Dare, and there are a lot of similarities between our relationship and Caleb and Katherines in the movie {aside from the obvious he's firefighter one} and that is a scary realization, but I also know that seeing it is a good thing because then we can work on it, and we can work on it together, as a couple.

Back to the point I really wanted to make, and that was about love! I think sometimes we get so wrapped up in whether or not this person or that person loves us? Are we good enough? Do we matter? Are we special? {I struggle with ALL of these daily so it's ok if you do too, we can be struggle buddies :)} But what I love about the verse at the top of this post {Romans 5:8} is how reassuring it is... God loves us, and how do we know? we know God loves us because he sent his son to die for us, a Son that he loved very much, and he was willing to give up his child so that the rest of us could know him one day. I'd say that's love in a big way. THE ULTIMATE LOVE , and if we have that then what else really matters?
Peace, Love, and Passion
Love Always Tesla

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Weekly Wrap Up...

Ya'll, This has been one more amazing week. Stressful, hectic, and at times painful but wonderful none the less. I've had not one but two sleepless nights because of school work, a few catastrophes, two quizzes, one amazing night, and my first ever trip to Hooters... That's enough of the words... lets get to the pictures :)

Thursday, September 20, 2012

How is this even possible...

Ladies, and Ladies... cause lets face it no Gentlemen follow my baby blog :)
I just wanted to let you all know... That it is 7:00 am and I am completely ready for school! And I'm Actually cute, wearing makeup with dry hair and don't even have class until 9:45... oh the wonders of all nighters!
Heres a pic for your enjoyment :)
- Please ignore the mess in the background... It's recruitment week and my room is feeling the strain of it all...
Peace Love and Passion... Love Always Tesla

Monday, September 10, 2012

The Day I {Almost} Gave Up on Sororities...

Allow me to preface this post with a Statement, I am not bitter, I don't hate Greeks {in fact I LOVE the girls i know in Greek Sororities, they are amazing} But this post is not necessarily 100% Pro Greek, It's my experience and mine alone. Just sharing and I in no way want this to influence anyones decision not to Rush a sorority. In many ways the times i went through recruitment were so rewarding, I learned a lot and I've grown a LOT! I owe that to my experiences. However...
For those of you that regularly read my blog, you know that I am a member of a great Non-Greek Sorority on my College's campus, and that I love said sorority and my sisters more than anything. That said, today is the one year anniversary of the day that very nearly caused me to give up on the idea of sororities all together. Today my friends is Bid Day at my school, the culmination of three tough days of Recruitment through which dozens of girls find their home each year. Needless to say I was not one of these Girls... Last year was my Junior year of college, my first full year at my current school and despite having been rejected by a sorority that i loved the previous spring I decided it was time to try again. I signed my happy little behind up for Formal Rush in the fall, bought the perfect outfits, perfected my smile, laugh, and conversation, learned how to put on makeup and look people in the eyes when i talked to them {I have always been painfully shy when i meet new people so this was a huge step for me} and i arrived on Campus ready for a new year, and more than ready to take on Recruitment just knowing that this year i would find my home. I was secretly hoping that the sorority that had rejected me the year previous would decide they wanted me this time, but i went into the first day with an open mind, i would give all three a chance and who ever wanted me I would be more than happy to call that Sorority home, to call those girls my sisters.
This was me on the first day of formal recruitment, i know i looked terrible, my new hair cut was not doing what I wanted, my makeup wasn't cooperating, and it was literally 100 degrees outside so I was melting but I made my way through the day, fell in love with Two of the Sororities and went home that night feeling confident, our Rho Chi's had done everything they could to make us feel comfortable and make this as pleasant for us as possible, mine happened to be a friend i had made the previous semester when I had rushed. I left that night feeling good, however the next day did not bring the excitement I had been hoping for. When I arrived for day two i was given the sheet with the houses that had asked me back for round two, much to my surprise {mainly because we had been told that they were only cutting people who didn't meet the GPA requirement first round, and I had a 4.0 GPA} I had only been invited back to one house. I held back my tears and went through with the day anyway. After all this was the sorority i had wanted to join all along, the one I had loved since I rushed the previous year, the one I had my heart set on, and they hadn't cut me so that must mean they wanted me too. I was hopeful, the day went well, I had made it to Pref Night the year before and I was optimistic, but like everything else in life Recruitment threw me for a curve. In stead of spending the next night getting to know the sisters better at the Preference Ceremony I was lying in my bed crying my eyes out into a tissue, eating ice cream and watching a sad movie on TV. {Typical girl behavior.} That morning my Rho Chi had called to let me know that they weren't offering me a invitation to preference night, my rush experience was done, i hadn't even made it as far the second time as I did the first. I was heart broken. I spent that night like a hermit in my room. Dreading the next day, the day that all girls look forward to at the end of their recruitment period, BID DAY. The day where you get your letters, the day you find your home. But for me it was just the day that I almost gave up. I was crushed, I had convinced myself that I would never fit in, that I would never find those sisters I had wanted for so long. I swore of Sororities and had told the girls I knew who were in the Sorority i wanted in, including my friend the Rho Chi that I was never going to rush again. It hurt too much, the rejection, feeling like you weren't wanted, like you weren't good enough. I said I was done. But then a Funny thing Happened...
I saw a flyer on the way to chemistry class, for a Christian Sorority... And I was skeptical, heck I was downright afraid. But I decided to go to the interest night anyway. And I loved it, I loved everything about it. I decided that first night that I had found my home, and I haven't looked back since. I guess maybe all along God was telling me that he had other plans for me. I LOVE being in a Sorority, I love my friends in other Sororities, and yes bid day still gives me little pangs of pain in my heart because It does hurt. But I am so grateful for all I learned from trying. But in the end I believe that All the pain was worth it... I found my home, I found my sisters... So just for the sake of wrapping this up... Here's a picture of my Sisters, my family, my friends, my home.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Where to even begin...

I guess at the beginning is the best place :)
It's so hard to believe that three weeks from tomorrow I will officially be a college senior {OMG how is that possible} When did I become an adult? When did I grow up and become the person who's graduating from college next April.
Well despite not knowing when all this happened{like seriously what happened to my first three years of college! I totally just started yesterday} In typical Tesla Fashion, i have a long list of goals that I want to accomplish before I graduate... So here they are
Goals By Graduation
1. Loose the rest of my weight {160 by graduation}
2. Make the President's List both my last semesters
3. Get Into Law School
4. Purchase my first Lilly Dress, to wear at my college graduation :)
5. Get my GPA back as close to a 4.0 as humanly possible
6. Be happy {thats my number one goal just to be happy}
So there goes, six goals to reach by graduation...
Peace Love and Passion,
Love Always Tesla

Monday, July 30, 2012

Birthday Recap...

So I know that this post is a teensy bit tardy... i've been 21 for a whole week now but last week was killer crazy and I barely had time to keep up with my favorite blogs, much less bust out a few of my own :( I'm hoping to do better this week since school is almost over for the summer!!!
My 21st Birthday Was July 22nd, and It was an awesome day!!! I can't honestly say i've ever had a birthday i've enjoyed more!

My day with my guy... breakfast, presents, and cake!!! Yup he loves me! and I love him

These are from dinner with my parents...
So Until Next time...
Peace, Love, and Passion Love Always Tesla