a brief note & insta roundup

my bohemians!  i’m sorry i have been so absent on the blog and instagram.  a brief explanation…i’m back in summer school after only 3 days off, i moved out of my apartment and am living with my sister, brother-in-law, and their dog baby, my long distance lover is back in town, and i can’t find a good set up for taking pictures.  alllllll of that being said, i will be back in action asap and better than ever (let’s hope)!

big love to you all & happy sunday!  and in the mean time, here are some recent instagram snaps if you need a little catch-up. bb insta1.pngbb insta2.pngbb insta3.pngbb insta6.pngbb insta5.pngbb insta4.pngbb insta7.pngbb insta8.pngbb insta9.png. . .

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rms beloved: a progress report

IMG_5806.JPGday one // woke up still looking perfect.  i had some minor wear on the tips of my nails throughout the day, but i think that can be blamed on all the boxes i was opening and unloading at work.  still fresh and shiny and looking like it did when i first painted!

day two // still shiny and glossy!  successfully withstood a full day at the beach – remained fresh through the salt, sand, and sunscreen.

day three // woke up with 2 baby chips on my left hand middle finger.  they are right at the top though, so they are barely noticeable.  this is the day when i usually start to see a lot of chips and peeling, so fingers crossed!  a little less shiny today and more lived in looking, but still very fresh which is interesting.

end of day three // more significant chips on my middle finger, but the rest look perfect.  i took it off, but mainly because i’m working on something very important at work and can’t afford to get those nail polish scratches on anything!  also i completely forgot to take a picture of my nails before removing so…oops.

the review // i am extremely impressed with this nail polish.  it lasted a regular amount on me, and i’m sure it would last longer on someone who doesn’t work as actively with their hands or wash their hands quite as much as i do.  my nails feel very strong and healthy even after removing the polish and i’m definitely going to reapply soon/check out the other shades.

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thoughts on: reflection

sitting on the den floor, drinking gatorade, and keeping track of three dogs appears to be my new year’s eve plan.  yep, i’m sick.  i tearfully and reluctantly watched my family leave me a little bit earlier – truth be told i thought they were being mean to me, hence the tears.  except for that trusted oldest sister, who’s always on my side (also the only one who reads my blog!).  but i quickly settled in for a sex and the city marathon and the aforementioned gatorade and now here we are.

if i’m honest, i’m not huge into new year’s – it never ends up being very fun or different than any other night – but i do find it’s kind of impossible not to reflect on the previous year as it comes to a close.  so really, what happened to me this year?

// i continued working on handling my anxiety, and i think i’ve made great strides

// i went through all of my belongings and got rid of most of the crap i was holding on to and that was holding me back (part of the above process)

// i graduated college

// i spent the summer with my favorite people in my favorite place, working hard, making new friends and getting closer to old ones, and truly having the time of my life

// i got a big girl job!

// i strove to worry less and enjoy myself more

// i feel like i became one year closer to “finding myself” and i know myself a little bit better than i did last year

// i kept working on this blog and have become really proud of it.  it’s a really relaxing and enjoyable project for me and i’m so happy that you all seem to enjoy the fruits of my labor

well, that’s pretty much it.  of course, there have been some downers this year as well as all these pretty cool accomplishments, but that’s life and i will gladly take the lows if i can get some highs along with them.  i hope you all have a fun, safe, and not-so-typical new year’s eve and are feeling better than i am!  catch ya in the new year.

day five

in case you’re curious, i’m back with a little update on my newly imposed health plan.  i’ve been doing really well with the exercising portion, but no so well with the healthy eating.  i’m trying to cut back on portions which is going fine, but i cannot cut back on the sugar!  trying so hard but it seems like everywhere i turn this summer there is ice cream and candy and cookies and brownies.  does anyone have any tips for resisting these irresistibles?  at least i’ve been running in an attempt to undo what i’ve done sugar-wise.

for now, i’m doing my best, and watching blue crush, wishing i was in surf-shape.  there’s nothing that motivates me more than that movie.

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hello lovely peoples!  so as you may have noticed, my blog is no longer called “college casual.”  in the weeks since i attended my last college class, i have been considering changing my blog name to reflect this change in my life.  a while ago, i had a tumblr account called “baby bohemian,” and this morning it hit me that this is a great representation of who i am, and who i am becoming.  a little bit of a lot of different things, and definitely a little bit bohemian.  my new tagline is “staying grounded, flying free, and hunting for happiness.”  i feel this represents where i am in my life – working on staying grounded but also trying to find myself and exploring my new freedom – and who i am as a person.  so…here is the new information:

blog name: baby bohemian

url: https://www.babybohemian.wordpress.com

pinterest: https://pinterest.com/babybohemian/

and that’s it, everything else is the same.  thank you for going on this journey with me —

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