Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Last Blog.

Hey everyone!
Throughout the last year Ive grown more than I have ever imagined. Looking through my blogs I see how I have matured and became so independent and strong :)
Being on Mackinac Island there is just not enough internet to share, haha.
Since Im taking this fall off (1st summer in 3 years!!) I will no longer be blogging for MSU.

"Each of us has our own unique flaw. But it's the cracks and flaws we each have that make our lives together so very interesting and rewarding."

Thanks to all of my friends and family for making every blog interesting and unique!
Best of luck to everyone!!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


What Im doing right now.
I wish I could upload a photo to show you what I am doing.
The only internet I can get on the island is my friend, Jessica's internet from her phone.

What I am looking at as I type: A green lawn, with several green painted wood lunch tables, kites attached to poles flying above me, the clear blue lake with a few white caps, Shelper and StarLine boats taking off into the shore, a white and red light house that stand in the distance.
I am blogging on a shore line. On an island. With my friends close by reading books.
I couldnt ask for more.

Yes the lack of internet is annoying as all get out...but to be able to say that I am living the most amazing life is a wonderful thing to say.

Last night some friends and I were hanging out. One person brought up how they wouldnt change anything in their past because they were so happy that it made them who they are today. Agreed.
Everything that I have done has lead me to this wonderful life I am living now. I have the most amazing friends and family. A beautiful home, and two amazing jobs.

To remember my time here on Mackinac I have started a scrap book. It has a toooon of stuff in it! I seriously cannot wait to share it with all of you!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

You know you're a poor college student when......

~The laundry detergent acts as a door stop
~Your Ramen bowl and root beer cup is one in the same
~Your "cup" for your Rootbeer is actually a large Tupperware
~Flowers are occupying the ONLY cup in your room
~Your Ramen is cooked in the microwave
~The fan acts as a filter for the fish bowl
~The carpet along with a few pillows act as the couch
~Your laptop is the big screen TV
~You have ravioli spots on the ceiling...how did they get there..and they're in the next room too???
~You dont leave your soap in the bathroom (community bath)
~You wait until the dishes have mold in them before washing them. Other things can pass as bowls and cups till you get around to it.
~Your closet resembles a locker
~When you call the jank bookcase "nice furniture" in the room
~When you have to call the Taxi Office to unlock your room
~You have wall stickers
~You Febreze your clothes to save on laundry money and time
~"headed home" is walking 5 steps to the next room

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Lilac Festival

So the last 2 weeks (June 10-19), the Lilac Festival on Mackinac Island. Different events happen each day, such as wine tasting and "walk and talk with lilacs"
The lilacs bloom about one week before the festival, and are in the process of dying currently. The smell amazing and make the whole island smell super good!

Some events that go on during the festival are:
Grand Afternoon Tea- tea time at the Grand Hotel, $25, and dress code necessary
Architectural Walking Tour- learn the who, what, where, when, and why of many downtown buildings, $10
Mackinac island Dog and Pony Show- Presented by the Mackinac Island Dog and Pony Club
Movies at the Mission- New movies shown at Mission Point Resort

The events seem so fun! But its hard to go to ANY of them when youre an employee on the island (especially when you work 2 jobs like me!) My roommates and I had a ton planned out though. When I came home from work one evening there was line dancing outside of my dorm! I made it to the last song!

So today was the parade! The theme was "Game Boards", but it was Games in general.
Wings of Mackinac did "Barrel of Butterflies"...like Barrel of Monkeys!
We walked down dressed as butterflies and barrels. Of course I had to rock the whole barrel look...
We won "Most Creative" in the Parade! Im super proud of my Wings Ladies!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Funny Butterfly Q's and A's

As Ive said earlier, doing laundry is a serious chore. We sit around in an empty bar waiting for it to be done. Me and my friends made a super silly video of some of the questions people ask us....
Feel free to laugh...

I say 3....I mean 2


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Best view.....

The East Bluff was voted one of the top 10 views by National Geographic. 
Brought to you by me  :)

Friday, June 10, 2011

All Feathered Out

So there this new hair style going around. I saw it more in grand rapids and Lansing then I do on the Island. Its this feathered look in the hair using extensions with crazy bright colors. Im not sure if im a huge fan of it..but if you are, I found a great site from stumbleupon that will help you make your own!