Turn It Up Tuesday: You can take the girl out of the city….

I don’t  like to dwell on tragic events in the past. But I do know the importance of remembering. And that is what I plan to do.

With that said…

..it feels perfectly acceptable to have this song on repeat today. (and everyday really. I mean come this song is great) Along with spending the day listening to RadioBDC.






Style me Savvy: It’s not easy being green

I love St. Patrick’s Day! And not just because it give me an excuse to spend all day drinking whiskey (okay.. that may be PART of the reason I love it. ). But it also brings back the awesome memories of going with my aunt and uncle to Southie (aka the most Irish place in the states*.. ) for the annual parade. I may not be anywhere close to Southie anymore but that is not going to stop me from putting on some green and enjoying a Jameson and Ginger while watching the Huntsville version of a St. Paddy’s day parade. (because a Jameson and ginger at 11 am is perfectly acceptable )
In honor of St Patrick’s Day weekend I have complied some super cute (and cheap!) ways to help you celebrate the day right!
St Patrick's Day 2014
* That may not be an accurate statistic but I’m bias so.. I don’t care. It is now accurate 🙂
XoXo- Cassi

Turn it Up Tuesday: High school Flashback

Yesterday was pretty much the perfect  lazy day I have had in a long time. The weather was beautiful (62 in January YES PLEASE), I have a good book currently being read and of course a great soundtrack to as background noise while soaking in the day.

Unfortunately thanks to the (bi)polar vortex, the weather here in Alabama is back into the 30’s and I have been teased with a taste of spring.

In order to keep myself from slipping into an “I want spring now” rage, I have the soundtrack to my summer days playing while sitting in my windowless office.

During the warm weather days in high school, my favorite thing to do was drive around with a friend with the windows down and BLARE Jon Fredrick Band (or DJI… . pretty much which ever band he was in at the moment! )

Of course now any time I hear any of those songs it brings me back to those warm spring days when I could just kick back, be lazy, and my biggest worry in life was if I was going to pass Algebra or not.

::Sigh:: That voice can still make me swoon like a little high school girl.


Dream Big..

I apologize  for the lack of posting, and also that this one is going to be pretty short.

After a crazy month of packing, planning, heart-filled see you laters (goodbyes are to permanent sounding) , and one of the most beautiful weddings I have ever seen… The day has arrived. Today I pack up the last of my things and head to the airport for Atlanta for my Pre- Service Orientation and by Thursday night I will be in Alabama.  Part of me still cannot believe this day is actually here. Or that moving to Alabama is something I am really doing. But I guess we all do some crazy unexpected things in our 20’s. I’m looking forward to meeting new people, experiencing new things and over using technology to keep those important to me close. So Beantown.. I’ll see you at Christmas.


xox- Cassi

No Reason to Stay is Usually a Good Reason to Go….

A little over a year ago I started blogging with the hopes  that I would start to get a better understanding of my life. So many things have changed in the past year, that it amazes me. Grad school has ended and so has my relationship with a certain boy, and I came face to face with the idea of adulthood.. Sadly all of these things (and more) sent me into a spiral of depression and confusion. Everything that I spent my life working towards was finally ready to start and I had no idea what to do with this knowledge. I found comfort in watching hours and hours of Hart of Dixie in hopes that Rachel Bilson would make me feel better. And one day while sitting alone in my room I wondered allowed “what would Zoe Hart do? “

 Now before I get any backlash… Yes I am aware it is a TV show and she is not a real person. But the circumstance that lead her to uproot her whole life and work to better herself and her career fit well with how I have been feeling. So I decided to take a leap of faith and applied to serve as an Americorps VISTA team member. On July 17, I got a call  from the Northern Alabama Medical Reserve Corp that they would love to have me as part of their team. And with the mindset of WWZHD, I accepted.

So for the next year, I will be trading in the headbands and stilettos for short shorts and flats and heading to Huntsville, Alabama. I’ll be working closely with the United Way helping to create health initiative curriculum for high school students. As well as a variety of other projects. The pay isn’t great, but you know what.. I don’t really care. I scared out of my mind but at the same time I don’t think I have been this excited for something in a very long time.

So keep an eye out here because this blog is about to head to  the south 🙂


PS: I lied… The headbands are coming with me.:)