Monday, August 25, 2014

18 Before 18

Hey guys!
With senior year starting, I'm also beginning to realize that I will be 18 yes, EIGHTEEN, in just four months. I cannot believe it! I thought I'd make a sort of bucket list of things to do before I turn 18 (January 10th in case anyone wants to shower me with gifts. ha)

Here goes nothing!

+Pull off a surprise for one of my friends
+Send 5 letters via snail mail
+Cook 5 recipes from Pinterest (3/5)
+Go one week without social media
+Go to a concert
+Go to a Major League Sporting Event (White Sox Game 9-13-14)
+Finish paying out my savings account (long story)
+Reach 50 followers on my blog
+Go on a road trip (Lexington KY 11-10/11-14)
+Finish all of my college applications
+Be accepted into at least one college (Bellarmine University 11-7-14)
(Miami University of Ohio, Carthage College, & North Central College)
+Bring a meal over to a friend
+Send Flowers to Someone (brought flowers to someones house? 01-03-14))
+Paint my room
+Finish Watching Gossip Girl on Netflix
+Read 5 books not for school (1/5)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - finished 9-23-14
+Get an A on a paper for school
+Re-do my blog layout (01-04-14)


Friday, August 22, 2014

Friday 5

I don't even remember how long it's been since I've done one of these!


It's hard to believe that I start school in 4 days. My SENIOR YEAR. The year everyone always says is the best year of high school. I'm so excited, but I'm also nervous because of all that I still have to get done before I send in my college applications. I know it's going to be a great year, but I can also see it turning out to be very stressful.

My Lilly Sale items have still not shipped, and I'm extremely upset about that. I really want to wear one of the dresses on my first day of school Wednesday, but I'm not sure that's going to happen at this point. 

I was thinking of doing an Agenda organization post.... I did a post similar to this last year (including: crappy pictures, and little to no real information) which is my most viewed post on my site! I'd be happy to do a more updated version with my brand new agenda! :) once my classes start!

Steph from and Beau had their baby Paisley yesterday and they're both looking great!
(from her instagram)
I mean come on... How cute are they?!
Congratulations to the family!
It's been really cool to read her blog every week with her updates, and now little Paisley is here!

My dog whiskers is literally the cutest. Just thought I'd let any of you who forgot, know. 

Have a great weekend everybody!!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Life Lately

Hey guys! It's back to school time for me, and we all know what that means: finishing summer reading, shopping, and last minute adventures!

Here's what I've been up to lately:
P.S. I did a post like this last year! It's crazy to see how much life changes in a year!

A Trip to Six Flags with my cousin Meghan

Indy Car Race in Milwaukee Wisconsin!

New Gym Shoes!
I tried them out yesterday and I love them! They're like clouds, I kid you not.
They're the Brooks PureCadence2
You can get them for a great price at DSW

Summer Reading!
Would you guys like me to do a Buttercup's Bookshelf post about these? I'm open to it!

School Supply Shopping
So exciting!

 Obviously the most important:
I got my hair cut!

What have y'all been up to?

Monday, August 18, 2014

Lilly After Party Sale + My Purchases

Hey y'all! Today's the Big Day! I've already shopped the Lilly Sale and I'm extremely pleased with my purchases!

One thing that I wanted; the Delia Dress in Pink Lemonade, was already sold out because I didn't wake up until a half hour into the sale (darn you snooze button!)

Here's what I picked up:

Lindy Beaded Shift in A Delicacy

Shianne V-Neck in Resort White Sea Soiree
I'm so excited for this! I really want to wear it on the first day of school!

Inara Cut-In Shift Dress in REsort White Stinger Large Glitter.
 I got this in a size 14, so i hope it fits! If not, i'll probably end up selling it on ebay!

I also finally ordered my Lilly Agenda from Country Club Prep:
17 Month Agenda in "Lilly Lovers"

What did you purchase from the sale?

Thursday, August 14, 2014

These are a few of my Favorite things: Episode 1

Hey Guys! I was thinking the other day, and I decided that I wanted to do a series like this where each "episode" (post) I'll share one of my all-time favorite things!

This time, I'll be sharing (one of) my favorite episodes of the office. It's called "Stress Relief-part 1" (season 5 episode 15) and It is quite possibly the funniest thing in the entire world. Watching this episode never fails to make me laugh. Seriously, I'm close to tears at multiple points during the show.

You can watch my favorite part (and one of the most famous scenes) right here!

Some of my other all-time favorite T.V. shows are:
+Bones (we all saw that coming)
+House M.D.
+The Vampire Diaries
+Fast N' Loud
& Elementary

Those shows make my heart happy :) Seriously. Every time there's a new episode of one of these shows on, I'm probs watching it.

So: Moral of the story, you need to watch this episode ASAP as possible. It's on Netflix. Just please, go watch it.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Back to School 2014: Hidden Agenda

Hey guys. It't that time of the year again. The most wonderful time of the year! No, not christmas, Back to school!

Although I don't particularly love the actual school part, I do love shopping for new clothes and school supplies. I LIVE for back to school shopping.

My mom, on the other hand, gets hives from just walking by the school supply isle at target. I like to participate in the traditional "first day of school Staples run" that the majority of our school participates in. I think it's really hard to shop for school supplies before I even know what each of my classes will be formatted like. However, I usually end up defaulting to my favorite system: folders and notebooks. I'll probs talk more about that once school starts.

I've had Lilly Pulitzer agendas the last two years and I love them! You can read more about how I use them and a size comparison on this post! This year though, I'm having a serious issue with picking out an agenda. I would love to stay true to my Lilly roots, but the striped black Kate Spade agenda seems to be calling out my name this year! Pictured above are three of my favorites from both of the collections. I also love the "Lilly Lovers" pattern. I know I want the large size because let's be real, I've got a lot going on in my life (lol jk. but really) and I need the large monthly view. I have very limited tie left to pick one out, so I better hop to it!
If you're interested in purchasing a planner from I have a code you can use! E-mail me at JordanDarcyA{at}gmail{dot}com or message me on tumblr!

What kind of agenda are you getting this year?

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Day 3: Miami University

Well, these are from the last day of our vacation. I ended up loving this school sooooo much more than I anticipated. The campus was gorgeous, and it's a GREAT school academically. I really hope things work out for me there!

top- Old Navy
shorts- J.Crew
purse- JC penny
shoes- Jack Rogers
Traditional Arch on Campus

Apparently, 3 days of vacation is enough for the Arrigo's.

Dorms quad. So gorgeous!

so slouchyyy

I love the grass and trees! More than both of the other campuses!

Shawn and Dad very impressed by the hockey area. 

Admiring the Alumna NHL jerseys

My mom was rather impressed by the lazy river through the windows on the left.

Let's play a game called guess if this photo is edited

The Delta Zeta Sun Dial 

At dinner in "Uptown"

My parents are so cute!