Rewind: An October recap




Photo Credit: Mallory Johnston

Photo Credit: Mallory Johnston


A beautiful fall wedding:





this pretty much sum up how AMAZING  October was.

I am so sad to see it come to an end.

But I am excited for a nice little break before the craziness of the Holiday season starts coming.

Even if I may be a LITTLE excited to start all those post again. ūüôā

Hope everyone has been having a fabulous fall



…And I’m back..

As you might have noticed I have been a little silent in the blogosphere the last few months

Mostly because July and August were a crazy time of :

“omg my vista year is ending and now I have to figure out what I am going to do with myself?!?!?”

Which to be honest wasn’t as hard of a question as I thought it was going to be.

For those who don’t know. I have decided to stay in Huntsville at least for the next year. (because I only have the ability to look at things one year at a time.)

I have work, It may not be exactly what I thought I would be doing at 26- but it pays the bills and I actually enjoy going to work. – and that is always a plus.

This past year was way crazier than I thought it was going to be. Living the life of an Americorps VISTA is a lot harder than I thought it was going to be. But in all honesty, I wouldn’t change the experience for anything.

Yeah I spent the last year broke, stressed and constantly worried if I was going to have to choose between paying my bills or eating dinner that night-

But also in that same year. I did some great work with the United Way, Autism Resource Foundation and NAMRC, I got to get out of¬†the little bubble that was my safe place of New England,¬†I learned the wonders of Ke$hmas, I became addicted to the world that is southern food (even if it has made me a little fat), and I have made friends with some amazing people that I never would have met if I didn’t take this job.

I am very excited to see where the next year leads.!


Birthweekend 2014: Complete!

This past weekend was crazy- and really makes being back a work just some place I do not want to be.

Mostly because it was my birthday and birthdays are my all time favorite thing. ¬†(even when they aren’t mine)

It its the only time of year that you get to have a day that is all about you. And that is how I see my birthday, the one day (or weekend whatever.) a year that I get to be the center of attention (end narcissism here).

It also helps that my birthday falls on Fourth of July weekend. Which means I am able to have an extra long celebration.

This year was no exception.

A huge shout you to my awesome Alabama friends for making turning 26 not so bad.

Minus the Fireball hang over (seriously who invented that stuff? Satan? had to be Satan.) This was a great birthday for both me and ‘Merica!

Back To Reality

I love holiday weekends.

Especially ones that make you feel like you have done so much in a three and a half day time frame.

This Memorial Day weekend involved some of my all time favorite things, such as:

  • Spending Friday night at the Fair, while being a huge nerd on a carousel and eating red velvet funnel cake20140527_100326[1]


  • Getting to spend a Saturday morning lounging by the pool with a good book and your awesome roommate, and then dancing the night away one last time with your friends before they leave to start their next adventure.


  • Taking crazy photos with friends, while watching hot air balloons and fireworks.


  • And of course, no Memorial Day weekend would be complete without a cookout!


Seriously… do I have to be back in the office now?!

Turn It up Tuesday: CD’s are totally still cool

Remember when CD’s were cool? ( for anyone under 21 I SWEAR they were cool at one point).

I used to wait for months for my favorite band to come out with a new CD and then run to Strawberries or Newbury Comics to buy it as soon as possible. When Ipods became a thing and buying music online was all the range… I moved on from buying CD’s to making mixes for literally every occasion. And since I am sentimental (aka.. a memory hoarder) I have yet to get rid of any of my CD’s from high school.

Flash forward to 2014- where my car has a CD player but not adapter for an Ipod to connect to.

Due to this my car has become one giant flashback all day every day. For the last month my music rotation has looked a little like this:

Take off Your Pants and Jacket – Blink 182

LimpBizkits Greatest Hits

Autobiography- Ashlee Simpson

Best Damn Thing- Avril Lavine

Graduation Mix made by the Fab 5 (yeah we were really cool in high school don’t judge)

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.


2014 means: “you do you”

2013 has come and gone, and I would be lying if I said that I’m not fully excited to fully close that chapter of my life and start this next one.¬†But what those dark days ¬†did teach me, is how unimportant it is to give any fucks about what people think about you, what you do, how you dress, where you work and who you date.¬†

In the words of my amazing friend CJ- “You do You Boo Boo”….and that is exactly what I plan to do and it has become my official mantra of 2014!

As for New years¬†resolutions: Every year we all make resolutions of things we are¬†going to change or how we are going to fix the things that are wrong with us… I say Eff that.¬†

My resolution for 2014:

Because clearly Kid President knows whats up!

Because clearly Kid President knows whats up!

X0X0- Cassi