Hi everyone! This is going to be a pretty quick post, but I wanted to say hi & let yall know a little update on my adventures!
I know that I've been really inconsistent over the last few months, and I'm really sorry about that! But I have exciting news! On April 2, I turned in my full thesis draft to my committee. Then, on Monday the 17th I had my defense, where the members of the committee asked me questions about my research, my methodology, and any parts of the manuscript that they had suggestions for, and I passed!!! I was so excited. It was a pretty stressful afternoon, and I'm so glad to be on the other side of it! Now, all that is left is to make a few edits and revisions, and then submit it to the grad school!
I'm not quite sure what my next step is, i'm currently weighing a few options.
Even though the thesis is close to done, I still have two weeks of classes left! One of the seminars I'm taking has focused on researching an old home in a small town near Tuscaloosa, and we are presenting our research to the class next week as we prepare for a grand, open house event in a few weeks! Each of us will be "stationed" in a different spot in the house, and we will guide visitors through as we talk about the topics of our research! I wrote on the Greek Revival aspects of the home, and am excited to tell people all about it! Maybe I will do a blog post on it soon....
What have you been up to lately?
Going on a Summer Road-trip? Not sure what to pack? Here's what you need to know.
I broke this post into two sections, "luggage essentials" & "packing list/tips"... so if you want to read the packing tips, just scroll past this first part!
a few weeks ago I finally found a 10 minute “fat-burning” treadmill workout. Now, its really hard (even for me) to say you don’t have 10 minutes. So I started running everyday, for just those ten minutes. I started off with that “fat burning treadmill workout” and then modified it a little bit to fit with the incline/speed preset buttons on my treadmill, click "Read More" to see the plans!
Hi everyone! This week I wanted to share my favorite tips to balance a healthy lifestyle with being super short on time! Its really hard for me to always eat well when I feel like I only have time to eat on the go, or eat a bag of popcorn for dinner, but i've been trying really hard to do better recently! Here are a few of my favorite tips.
I am so excited to have teamed up with JORD Wood Watches for this post! This watch(link in post) is so beautiful and has made staying-on-task so much easier for the last few weeks!
Read through to see my favorite tips for staying productive this spring AND be sure to enter the contest at the bottom for a chance to win $100 off of a beautiful & unique watch of your own!
This week I wanted to talk about the importance of finding that group of people that want to help you be your best. When I started Little Bleu Studio last year, I really had no idea what I was doing(which was evidenced in my crazy color & font choices! Woah.) I knew what I wanted to write about, and I knew kind of what I wanted the blog to be, but I didn’t know how I’d get people to read it. That was when my mom, fan of the blog since day #1, encouraged me to share this space with a few people at first. That group of people has been AWESOME. I can’t thank y'all enough....
Hi guys! Since Valentines Day is almost just around the corner, I wanted to do a post on some easy, non-crazy Valentines ideas for anyone – whether you're single or if you're in a relationship or if you're in a relationship but your Significant Other is away! I wanted to come up with some simple things you and your boyfriend/husband/best friend/girlfriend/wife could do to celebrate!
I've never been super crazy about all the hype of Valentines Day, I think its important to show people you love that you love them more often than one day a year. BUT I think Valentines Day can be a good time to do something extra special, either for your partner, your best friend, or yourself!
Hi everyone! Since Alabama is scheduled to get snow/winter weather tomorrow – which i'm acting like a kid on Christmas about – I wanted to post a round up of ways to deal with snow(& winter generally) when you're living in the South! Personally, I love snow days, but I know a lot of people who don't look at it quite so favorably. If you're having trouble embracing a Southern Snow Day, check out my tips!
Being the daughter of the “preacher’s son and the farmers daughter,” I grew up knowing a few guidelines for when i'm a guest or a host. So with holiday season coming up, I wanted to do a quick guide to Southern Hospitality & Host Gifts!
Now that classes are in session, I wanted to share a few ideas on planning ahead and things you can do to really start off the week on a good note!