Skin care, pancakes, birthdays & American Idol!

Now I bet you're wondering what skin care, pancakes, birthdays, and American Idol all have in common. Those were my highs and lows of yesterday's events. 

Over the weekend, after struggling from recovering from my second round of strep throat in a month I started noticing dry patches of red irritated skin on my face and then later on my whole body. I just blew it off thinking to myself that it was my normal dry skin that the winter brings on me. 

[my face covered by psoriasis]

My doctor went on to tell me that it wouldn't go away for about a month & she couldn't promise that it would go away completely. GREAT! This is just another thing on my list of health related issues!

In an effort to give my grandma a great birthday the family and I traveled to Chevy Chase to introduced my grandparents and Emma to Josie's! If you've never had it, you're missing out! Everything I've gotten there is good! And good looking too! I ordered their Sweet & Meat. This consists of 3 pancakes anyway you like with a choice of meat for a side.

[pancakes smothered in whipped cream& strawberries]

Doesn't that just look delicious?

All the females have been introduced to the new charm bracelet company called Pandora. I'm guessing you've heard of it and probably even own one. The purpose of pandora is to collect meaningful charms that signify who you are. So grandma had received one for Christmas, now the appropriate thing to do would be fill with charms. You can buy one here!

[we got her the wildflower charm]

Isn't it adorable?!

If you're not aware American Idol has yet another panel of new judges. They now have Veteran Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, and my favorite.....Keith Urban! Eric this ones for you buddy!!!!!

Mainly what I wanted to talk about with this because on last night's episode of auditions there was a lot of talent present! One guy especially stood out, not because of looks, but because of his amazing voice. I was, along with the rest of my fam was SHOCKED to say the least. Make sure to check it out!!

[Adam Saunders, American Idol Audition]
It wasn't the craziest day I have had in a while but there was a lot going on. Today I'm going to my lovely YL leader, Jen's house (she has a great blog check it out!) to finish up reading John 1&2! Hopefully her little bean, Emmie, will be awake and ready to show off her jumperoo skills! Shes about to start crawling. Its crazy to think that shes already 6 mo. old! It seems like yesterday Jen was 8 mo. pregnant at camp. Emmie loves to take selfies so I have included my favorite one of hers below.
[Notice the duck face]

Then Kendrick is taking me out to dinner! What a lovely treat! Then hopefully we will travel to see Lafayette take on Catholic. Praying that the Generals will come away with the win! And of course, I have to finish my night of with the new episode of The Vampire Diaries. (Totally TeamStelena)
Anyways.. what are you doing tonight?
Xoxo, God Bless


My first blog post!

After a few months of debating over the topic of getting into the blog world and some days spent reading some of my favorites I have decided that I should start my own. I mean, why not? Today's day and age is all about opinions and social media.

I guess I should start with an introduction. My name is Alex and I am currently a student. I am obsessed with all things preppy and monogrammed. I like Reese Witherspoon not only for her outstanding performance in my all time favorite movie, Legally Blonde, but because of her semi-famous quote, "My sheets are monogrammed, so is my silverware and pretty much everything else I own. My rule is, if it's not moving, monogram it." I believe this to be true. Also, my identifier to a lot of people is the known fact that I have a passionate and undeniable love for almost all cats.

[see my sweet girls pictured above]

I'm a follower of Jesus and I love my YoungLife group more than they will ever know! Last summer we traveled to Asheville, North Carolina to YoungLife's Windy Gap! I learned more about Gods love for me and myself than I ever had. I'm beyond blessed for the amazing leaders and fellow classmates that pour into me! I cannot wait for this summer and the fact we get to travel to Rockbridge! I may or may not have started counting down the days.

[me and my best friends;
L-R Bailey, Taylor, Bailey, and then myself]

Another part of my life is my awesome familia! We may drive each other nuts but I don't know what I would do without them! I know I know before you even look at the picture and think it. I look just like my mom. I act just like her, too!

[la familia;
{Elizabeth, Mom: Chris, Father &
Emma, sissy} at my cousins
wedding last year]

I also have an amazing boyfriend, Kendrick, of over 3 months! He asked me out on my birthday! Isn't that the cutest thing ever? We go to separate schools and somehow he and my friends planned it so that his mom would take him out of school early and then he would sneak in at dismissal and surprise me with roses!!!! I was shocked! I'm so lucky for such a sweet guy to be in my life!

[us on New Year's Eve at my friend Maddie's party! Not the best picture of me because I was sick with strep throat at the time]

He probably will kill me for writing about him on here but oh well! It's nothing negative!

Anyways, now that I have introduced myself in my next post I'll start telling all the interesting things I run across in my daily life! Hope you enjoyed.

Xoxo, God Bless