Quote of the Day: Don’t Miss It

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I’m sure you’ve all heard the songs like You’re Gonna Miss This and 100 Years; lyrics like ‘You’re gonna wish these days hadn’t gone by so fast’.  This is something I struggle with… A lot- it’s hard for me to live in the present.  I live planning what my week is going to look like and planning for my future.  I live wishing that I would be finished with my finance class and wishing to be through with college. So often I find myself wondering ‘Where has the time gone?’  I feel like it was just last week that I was getting ready for my Senior Prom, and just yesterday that I started looking for a way to get to my first New York Fashion Week…. And now I’m a Senior.  Life is crazy. Life is a roller-coaster. Life is beautiful. Don’t be so busy that you miss it.

Love Always,

Amy Elizabeth

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Never Forget

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Over the last two years I’ve spent about the equivalent of 6 months in NYC; it holds a very special place in my heart. I still remember 9/11 like it was yesterday, I was in the third grade and had just visited New York that previous summer. While we had been there, my dad had gone into TKTS in the World Trade Center and for an hour or so and while we were waiting, my mom, my sister and I all laid on benches outside the WTC and just looked up, gazing at the towers. I’m so thankful that I got to see the towers before 9/11. I honestly cannot begin to imagine what New Yorkers went through that day.  As I get older I’m always surprised when I meet kids who were born after 9/11, who only know about it through their textbooks, and not through experience… Never Forget. I got the opportunity to go to the 9/11 Memorial Museum this summer and HIGHLY recommend it if you are going to be in the city.

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IMG_0450“No day shall erase you from the memory of time” – Virgil

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Love Always,

Amy Elizabeth 

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Spring 2015 Colors as seen at NYFW

I always look forward to Pantone’s Color Report every September and February; this season’s was not a disappointment! Their top four colors (Aquamarine, Scuba Blue, Lucite Green, and Classic Blue) just happen to be some of my favorite colors!  Here are some looks from New York Fashion Week so far that showcase the top ten colors of Spring 2015.

1. Aquamarine

Monique Lhuillier

2. Scuba Blue

Herve Leger

3. Lucite Green

DKNY

4. Classic Blue

Christian Siriano

5. Toasted Almond

Zimmermann 

6. Strawberry Ice

BCBG Max Azria

7. Tangerine

Trina Turk

8. Custard

Lacoste 

9. Marsala

Thakoon

10. Glacier Gray

ZAC Zac Posen

Love Always,

Amy Elizabeth 

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Quote of the Day: If Then

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Love Always,

Amy Elizabeth

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Twas the Night Before Fashion Week

This will be my first time in four seasons that I won’t be working Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in NYC.  While it kills me not to be there, I am thankful that they lifestream it and that all of my classrooms have internet (sorry professors). Happy night before Fashion Week! TwastheNight

Love Always,

Amy Elizabeth 

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Peanut Butter Breakfast Cookies

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Since the school year has barely started, I had some time to bake the other day!  I found a recipe on Pinterest for PB2 Breakfast Cookies and decided to try it.  Here is the original recipe (from Watching What I Eat), but I tweaked it a little.  Word of warning: they do kind of have a banana flavor, so if you don’t like bananas, don’t try these!

Ingredients: 

  • 1/3 Cup PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter 
  • 1/3 Cup Water
  • 2 Bananas (mashed until creamy)
  • 2/3 Cup Unsweetened Applesauce
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Tbsp Dark Cocoa Powder
  • Cinnamon (A few shakes) 
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut
  • 2 Cups Quick Oats (Uncooked)
  • 2 Tbsp Dark Chocolate Chips 

Directions: 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Mix PB2 powdered peanut butter (I used half regular and half chocolate) and water. Set aside
  • Combine mashed bananas, applesauce, vanilla, cinnamon and cocoa powder.  Stir throughouly and add the PB2 mixture.  Stir in the remaining ingredients (Oats, Coconut, Dark Chocolate Chips) 
  • Drop cookies onto greased tray (I greased mine with Coconut Oil) and flatten into round cookies (My recipe made 15 cookies)
  • Bake 15-20 minutes
  • Let cool and keep in covered container 

Love Always,

Amy Elizabeth 

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Quote of the Day: Senior Year

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Today I start my first day of my senior year of college… I honestly never thought this day would get here.  For the last three years I’ve made myself three somewhat separate, yet completely intertwined lives.  Over the last year I have split my time (almost equally) between Dallas, College Station and NYC; these three cities encompassed completely different stages of life for me.  Even though I’m beyond ready to be through with my “college” stage of life, I’m trying to treasure the last few months I have in this place with these precious people. All of that got me thinking… Once I graduate and move away, how will I be remembered? When you leave your job or graduate from school, how will you be remembered?  You are the only one responsible for creating the legacy that you will leave behind…. Make it a good one.

Love Always,

Amy Elizabeth 

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Dream * Wish * Believe Canvases

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This last week I had the task of furnishing/decorating my whole living room from scratch; while it was fun, it was also daunting.  I decided on the color scheme first: gray and pink; and of course a New York theme.  Since I’m only going to be in my apartment nine more months I didn’t want to spend a ton of money on it and wanted to keep it pretty simple. I wanted some type of DIY project in the room and settled on three ‘word’ canvases- super easy to make and fairly cost effective.  To fit in with the color scheme I made my three pictures (that I took in NYC over the summer) black and white.  Using the program ‘Collage Creator Lite’, I imposed the words on them and reformatted them to 16 x 20.  I ordered the prints from Walgreens and got three 16in by 20in canvases from Hobby Lobby along with light pink paint.  I painted the edges of the canvases and once the paint was dry put a layer of matte modge podge on the canvases, then carefully placed the photo on top.  I’ve seen it done both ways online, but I didn’t put a layer of modge podge over the picture.  I was really excited with how they turned out!

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Love Always,

Amy Elizabeth 

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Emmys Best Dressed

Here are my top five picks for the best dressed at the 2014 Emmys!

1. Lizzy Caplan in Donna Karan Atelier

2. Heidi Klum in Zac Posen

3. Taylor Schilling in Zuhair Murad

4.  Julia Roberts in Elie Saab Couture

5. Sarah Hyland in Christian Siriano

Love Always,

Amy Elizabeth 

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Quote of the Day: Be Happy

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I found this quote on MinnieandEmma’s Instagram last night and loved it, so I decided to put my own spin on it.  Whether you’re starting the school year today or not, remember that even during your worst days, there are always so many beautiful reasons to be happy.

Love Always,

Amy Elizabeth 

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