Life Lately, What I've Been Busy With...
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?
Get to know me (Lauren)! The blogger behind Little Bleu Studio! I want to hear from you! What is your favorite food? Do you know your Myers-Briggs type? Should forks and spoons face up or down in the dish washer?
Some of you know, but the last few months have been really stressful and hard sometimes, and I feel like I've grown a lot when it comes to dealing with the bad days, and I wanted to share a few of the things that work for me in hoping that they could be helpful to you!
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!
Since I posted the first of the series last time, I decided it would be a good idea to back track a little and explain what exactly my vision for this series is!
When I look back on some of my most favorite memories from my childhood, or think of things that are quintessentially "Southern" sitting around on the porch is....
The first in the From The Front Porch Series; in which Lauren highlights people and places that exemplify the Southern grace and charm from the state of Alabama. This week: we visited Trussville Antiques and Interiors...
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!