college, ku beauty, ku memories, Senior Year, spring 2012

campus in bloom.

[march 26, 2012]
[I snapped the photo above on my way to class on Monday. This is may be a measly 10 percent of tulips currently blooming on campus. These are the days I’ll miss most when I graduate in May. Because, we’re awfully lucky to rock at basketball & have one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation. (Walt Whitman even wrote a poem about it!)]
What I would really like to share with you is this quote I found that seems to sum up my college experience — thus far — quite well. It’s brilliant, really:

You won’t do it at the right time. You’ll be late. You’ll be early. You’ll get re-routed. You’ll get delayed. You’ll change your mind. You’ll change your heart. It’s not going to turn out the way you thought it would. It will be better.Kate Moller

college, college friends, jayhawk, ku history, ku memories, march 2012, my life

On how much I love being a Jayhawk…

Note: This post may be a bit out of place, but I was born and raised a Jayhawk and in less than two months I will graduate a Jayhawk. It’s such a big part of my life and I love sharing it with you. 

My beloved Jayhawks (see photo above: me & my mom circa 1991. I loved the Jayhawks even way back when) are headed to the NCAA Final Four for the 14th year.  I love the game of basketball, I love the history, I love the tradition. But most of all, I love being apart of the Jayhawk Family.

I’d love to share some links that may explain what it means to be a Jayhawk a little be more:

My friends Sarah wrote this great post on “How it feels to be a Jayhawk.”
My friend Jayson wrote a brilliant essay/article on the “The Rules of the Game: Bill Self, Kansas, and basketball history
An “ode” I wrote to our 2008 National Championship back in 2009
Our Alma Mater & Rock Chalk Chant The rock chalk chant has a rich history which you can read more about here.
Former KU, UNC, UCLA, and NBA coach and Hall of Famer Larry Brown about our arena, Allen Fieldhouse:

“I tell everybody there’s not a place around—I know Chapel Hill, Pauley Pavilion, Cameron, you name it. They are pretty special, but there’s nothing like this. All the guys who scout, I always tell them, ‘You’ll never have an experience like Allen Fieldhouse.’ This is how a college fieldhouse is supposed to be.”

Rock Chalk, friends.
bloggers, fashion, favorites

why hello there, spring.

Spring, you’re here in all your glory… balmy, crisp mornings. perfect-for-sleeping thundestorms. and temperatures warm enough for us to pack up our coats and rock our so-flowy-you-have-to-twirl skirts. i’d like to welcome you with open arms, dear spring. and dream (of looking even half as lovely as the lady pictured above) while i drift off to sleep with my windows open, thunder echoing in the distance.


fabulous woman, little reminders of life, vulnerability, wise words, zooey deschanel

"…your perfectly vulnerable beating heart."

“Being tender and open is beautiful. As a woman, I feel continually shhh’ed. Too sensitive. Too mushy. Too wishy washy. Blah blah. Don’t let someone steal your tenderness. Don’t allow the coldness and fear of others to tarnish your perfectly vulnerable beating heart. Nothing is more powerful than allowing yourself to truly be affected by things. Whether it’s a song, a stranger, a mountain, a rain drop, a tea kettle, an article, a sentence, a footstep, feel it all – look around you. All of this is for you. Take it and have gratitude. Give it and feel love.” –Zooey Deschanel

fashion, polyvore, spring 2012, spring break

Spring break daydreaming…

I’m currently enjoying what will most likely be my last spring break. This whole growing-up business is tricky. So many perks, yet so many things I’ll miss about university life. 

Le sigh.
But I’m not going to worry about that quite yet. Instead, I’ll compile collages galore & polish my resume/portfolio while sipping dr. pepper from my bed this break… ahhh… so delightful.
*happy monday to you.