It has been a little busy here in the real world of my life. Blog land has been neglected once again, and I am very sorry for my loyal readers out there. School has been in full swing. A term ended and B term started. I just love group projects in online classes! Work has been keeping me busy, and I am really enjoying it, minus dealing with some very unruly children. Winter arrived today. I am not a huge fan of the cold, mostly because it makes my arthritis hurt even worse. Speaking of that, I had my second infusion treatment done yesterday. I am no longer in remission and the lovely disease is back with a vengeance. Since this is not much of a entertaining post, I have done some shopping and acquired things from the parents, so I will share that with you.

Screen Shot 2013-11-12 at 10.24.33 PMJ.Crew Tippi Sweater (UK Blue)

Screen Shot 2013-11-12 at 10.27.31 PMJ.Crew Elbow Patch Sweater

Screen Shot 2013-11-12 at 10.32.51 PMI am loving this J.Crew Factory Fair Isle sweater

Screen Shot 2013-11-12 at 10.34.56 PMJ.Crew Factory Color Block Elbow Patch (notice the trend)

Screen Shot 2013-11-12 at 10.37.57 PMJ.Crew Men’s Flannel

Screen Shot 2013-11-12 at 10.41.25 PMBarbour Bedale Jacket (Finally!)

Look out for the Christmas wish list soon!


Oh, Mexico

My last week in San Diego started today. Nothing too exciting happened, except for the protests around San Diego about Syria. I also woke up to two homeless people fighting around 4am. Fun night. I finished chapter one for my educational law class. Let me tell you, real exciting stuff there.

After spending some time in he dog park, and no dogs running because there is a heat wave, I ventured down to the outlet mall. It happens to be 2 miles, if even that, from the border of Mexico. Adventure. I picked up a couple things from J.Crew.


Charley sweater


Lace front sweater



I also got a few more things that I could not find on the website. The outlet mall was really interesting. Lot’s of Mexicans. There was also a huge fence behind it, and border patrol roaming around. I also took pictures. No, I did not cross into the boarder because one, I did not have my passport and Dad somehow thought I was in Mexico at a mall. Oh, Dad.

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That is as close as I will get to Mexico.

Adding Volunteer to the Traditions

I will be the first to admit, I am a sucker for t-shirts. To be even more specific, long sleeve ones. I live in them even when it is 90 something outside. I do not have to worry about that here in San Diego at all. There are plenty of great companies, and even more so The Southern blank. I want to talk about one of my favorites, and I realized this when I moved to Savannah a little over a year ago.

Volunteer Traditions. One might think that it is directly related to the University of Tennessee, but it is not. (Thankfully). I still bleed blue. The company started back in 2006 when they wanted something to represent the great state of Tennessee, the Volunteer State, hence the name Volunteer Traditions.

Here are some of my favorites from the Tennessee line.

Screen Shot 2013-08-15 at 9.36.06 PMThe TriStar hats. Absolute perfection. I own the Old South Grey with the blue TriStar.

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For the gentleman in your life…

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The tanks are new for the summer. I love them. Perfect for a day on the lake or at the beach!

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The half zips came out last winter, and it just might actually be my favorite. Rumor has it there might be some more for this coming winter! My dog, Abbie also likes it as well.


There are other states featured and they fall under the Heritage Line, such as Texas, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, and Mississippi to mention a few. Another favorite shirt of mine is the Fall Means Football in the South shirt. It is true because west coasters do not understand that phrase, or even state of mind.

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Volunteer Traditions is a great company, and extremely friendly. Mason, who I have finally met is probably one of the nicest people I have met. The company recently moved their store to a bigger location, and it is awesome. Be sure to check this amazing company out the next time you need a great t shirt or  state flag dog collar. They live by their moto, “Where state pride meets quality.” If you stop in the store, be sure to tell them I said hello!

Nothing New

Tonight not much has happened besides my dive master class getting underway. While I was thinking about something to blog about, I saw Surrounded by Imbeciles post about the categories that are listed on the side of the blog page. Since the creative juices are not flowing tonight, I am going to follow this and see what the first thing I can come up with might happen to be.

101 in 1001 – I really need to update this more often.

Adventure – I am flying back to Nashville on Thursday. Airports are always interesting.

Adventure Across America – Part II will begin at the end of October.

Beach – I have not been in two weeks. Pathetic.

Books – Currently reading some more Hemingway

Concerts – Old Crow Medicine Show on Saturday!

Dogs – Abbie is snoring

Dreams – Had another dream about clowns last night

Family – Seeing them at the end of this week!

Fashion – Pretty pumped about my new shoes, Blu Kicks.

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Fiji – Soon close!

Fishing – Hemingway’s books also talks about fly fishing

Food – Can’t wait until sushi

History – Talked about maritime history in dive master class tonight

Kayaking – Need to go

Movies –  Haven’t been since Top Gun 3D

Museums – Tattoo exhibit possibility

Music – Daft Punk

Nashville – Thursday

Pictures – Sent the shark one to my grandpa

Quotes –  The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.

San Diego – Amazing

Savannah – Not so much

SCAD – No more school

Scuba – Master Diver!

Sea Life – Shark Week is soon

Shopping – This will be happening in Nashville

Spiritual – I am

Sports – Fall means football in the South

Technology – I am loving my new computer

The South – I miss it

Travel – Everyone should do it

Uncategorized – This post


My Addiction to Purses

I do not have a ton of purses, but I love them. I also seem to have expensive taste as well. I have to bags that I always switch around.

I guess since I cannot wear heels due to a bum knee, I stare and always look at purses. There is no telling how much money I have spent on them! Oops…

For starters, my navy blue Longchamp.

I love this thing. I have had it for almost two years. I also have a brown one, but it has been through a lot. My navy one has as well, but I just cannot get a new one.

It holds everything.

1. Kate Spade coin purse – the one I have is just pink.
2. Vineyard Vines wristlet
3. Lilly notebook.
4. Nikon Camera plus wide lens (not pictured)
5. Lilly koozie
6. Tory Burch Wallet

The next purse I use a lot is my Kate Spade Cobble Hill Small Leslie

It was a little pricey, but it is great for going out. You can wear it like a cross body, or just as a shoulder. Both are just fine.

I can also fit everything in it too! The color of mine is not the black, it is the oyster.

For class I use the large Longchamp.

My laptop, notebooks and books all fit. I am not sure how I am going to organize for the fall quarter, but when I figure it out there will be a post!

It is also great for traveling, as it makes a great carry on!

Well I must get to packing as I am heading home tomorrow! I will try to post when I can!