A College Thanksgiving!

I’ve been so busy lately and I’ve had this post in queue for a week now! So I figured I’d just share it as is. ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy! Let’s rewind to about 1 week ago, shall we!

I can’t believe it’s already Thanksgiving again! Although Thanksgiving isn’t my very favorite holiday, it’s still really special to me because it’s what really kicks off the holiday season in my family. ย Thanksgiving in my family means KOST 103.5’s Month Long of Christmas Songs, ham, duck, rice, and other foods us Asians like to eat for festive holidays. But it also usually means lots and lots of time to bond with the family, play boardgames, and to enjoy each others’ company.

Thanksgiving

This year, however, my parents spent Thanksgiving in Hong Kong where my dad’s side of the family all live at. I was so bummed at first that I couldn’t go with my parents there because I couldn’t miss school, but I was still able to spend my Thanksgiving with family…my college one! My closest college friends (which are friends I went to high school with + my amazing roommate) planned a big Thanksgiving potluck with 15 of our closest friends. We all brought our favorite Thanksgiving dish and the turn out was pretty great! (We had sooo many leftovers.) And even though the turkey came out half cooked (cooked by the guys…) and everything ran behind schedule, we still all had a very fun time just enjoying each others’ company.

Smore Cupcakes

My roommate made these amazing S’more Cupcakes. Toasted marshmallows, graham cracker crusts, just simply delicious!

Thanksgiving StuffingWhat’s Thanksgiving without stuffing?

Thanksgiving Mashed PotatoesAnd an overload of mashed potatoes…

Thanksgiving Gravy

Thanksgiving HamAnd the guys’ Hawaiian ham….

Thanksgiving Golden RetrieverAnd…the cutest dog ever of course!!

ThanksgivingAnd then we started taking pictures on the staircase…we don’t know why but we liked how they came out!

ThanksgivingAnd then Arya joined us…tehehe!

I hope all of you enjoyed your Thanksgivings! I sure did. ๐Ÿ™‚ Don’t forget to follow me on twitter & pinterest for more updates from my posts! ๐Ÿ™‚ How did you guys spend your Thanksgiving!

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First of all, the biggest thank you to the Veterans of our country for your service and devotion to our country~

This weekend’s been such a great one! I was able to spend quality with with my best friend, (and boyfriend!) David! And to top everything off, there’s still 1 more day to this great 3-day weekend.ย We worked on some assignments due for our classes this week, ate a yummy gourmet Taiwanese burger, and watched Wreck it Ralph! Oh my goooodnesss, Wreck it Ralph was suuuuch a great movie! I’d definitely take a nice break during the week to catch the film if you haven’t already done so!

WreckitRalphSugarRush

Mehehe, I love this little girl! She’s definitely my favorite!
(http://www.strangekidsclub.com/2012/11/04/the-rubes-review-wreck-it-ralph-disney-2012/)

We also took a night time stroll back to our empty high school where we admired all the changes made since our graduation dates. So nostalgic<3 And lastly, since I don’t really anything else to share about, here’s a picture of Dinner Du Jour~

Dinner

Mixed Greens with Avocado in a Balsamic Vinaigrette dressing topped with Crumbled Bleu Cheese and a cup of my favorite Naked Juice — Green Machine!

Yum!

Other news!!

Some of you can tell, I’m not the most advanced blogger out here. I’m constantly browsing other people’s blogs during my free time to get some blogging inspiration for ways to improve my own! So after following many many other bloggers via Bloglovin, I’ve finally claimed my blog so I can be followed back! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve been feeling much more connected to some of the few blogs I’m constantly drawing encouragement and inspiration from since I won one of the Prize Packs fromย Yours Truly’s humongous giveaway!

First off, shout out to the beautiful Dalayna from dalaynadillon.blogspot.com! I love going to her blog when I’m in need of a mid-week-pick-me-up. ย She’s also hosting a big Sponsor Showcase & Giveaway so be sure to check that out!

I’m also a November sponsor for Melissa’s blog, Dreams and Colour! She’s perhaps one of my favorite Canadian bloggers, so be sure to show her some love and take a look at her blog!

I’m also a November sponsor for Amanda’s blog Ninth Street Notionsย and Emerald’s atย Sweet Tart Beautyย where you’ll find lots of DIY Crafts ideas and beauty, fashion, and photography inspiration!

So here’s to another improvement to my blog! Cheers~ and follow me on Bloglovin!

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xo<3
Felicia C.

Current Obsession: Everlane’s Snap Backpack

Hello everyone!

So lately I’ve been pretty obsessed with backpacks! As we welcome in the Fall season..(or try to…California, can you not be 90ยฐ in November?) I was looking for the perfect fashionable, yet simple and high quality, yet sturdy backpack. I was sure everything I wanted would be so hard to find in a single backpack, but after lots and lots of searching through many many stores, I finally remembered and dug up an email from about a year ago to find the perfect canvas backpack from Everlane! It’s seriously everything I wanted in a backpack, and best of all, it was everything it promised! High quality, trendy–just perfect!

Everlane Backpack

Perfect backpack for wearing on campus for the Fall Quarter!

Everlane is basically a new online retailer dedicated to providing designer quality clothing and accessory pieces straight to the customer, eliminating the crazy mark-up middlemen usually apply to all the designer goods you love to purchase from them at designer retail stores.

Everlane Backpack

The eco-friendly packaging it came in

Everlane Backpack

Inside of the brown envelope! I love how the backpack came wrapped!

Everlane Backpack

This little thank you note made me feel like I was somehow a part of the Everlane community. ๐Ÿ™‚

Everlane Backpack

Unwrapped and revealed. Ahhhh I love that little added touch of the ribbon!

Everlane Backpack

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you–the beautiful Everlane Snap Backpack in Grey!

This was definitely $65 well spent. ๐Ÿ™‚ In mid-October, they added two new colors for these backpacks. They have a Burgundy, and a Military Green now! They’ve also recently added so many more things, including their Cashmere Collection, Silk Collection, and Scarf Collection!! I’m currently saving up for one of their gorgeous scarves that are absolutely perfect for the Fall and Winter seasons. You can help me get closer to being able to afford one of their scarves if you sign up using my referral link:ย https://www.everlane.com/n/w9vv67 ! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks so much in advance!

To those of you currently looking for the perfect canvas backpack, I hope you found this post helpful! ๐Ÿ™‚ Hopin’ you’ll all have a wonderful rest of the week! ๐Ÿ™‚

xo<3
Felicia C.

October Birchbox Goop Box!

This post has been long delayed, but earlier in October, I received my personal favorite of all Birchboxes I’ve received! This was my 3rd subscription month and I was so pleasantly surprised when I cheated and looked at the website early to see what my October Goop Box contained!

Birchbox Goop Box

This month, Birchbox teamed up with Goop.com to bring a collaboration box full of Goop beauty picks! In their monthly “Sneak Peek” video, they rumored that they would be having an Essie polish from their Fall Collection in some boxes. I was so lucky to have received one of the few boxes that had one from the beautiful collection in my box!

Birchbox Goop Box

Birchbox Goop Box

Birchbox Goop Box

Birchbox Goop Box

Birchbox Goop Box

(meeeeep!) So super excited to use this new shade for the Fall!

Birchbox Goop Box

Super fragrant and moisturizing, love this Kiehl’s body wash!

Birchbox Goop Box

Beautiful Coral-Colored Lip Gloss!

Birchbox Goop Box

Birchbox Goop Box

Lastly, the lifestyle item for the month — a Luna Fiber Bar, a delicious White Chocolate Raspberry flavored! (People were really disappointed in this, but luckily, I’m a big Luna Bar fan!)

Overall, this was a pretty exciting box! It was definitely a Hit! in my Birchbox Hit or Miss decidernator. ๐Ÿ™‚ I loved every single item in my box and have already been using all of them! Hopefully next month won’t be a disappointment. ๐Ÿ˜ I just gotta wait!

If you’re excited about Birchbox, feel free to sign up for a luxurious box of curated samples. ๐Ÿ™‚ If you sign up using my referral link I’ll be rewarded with points! Thanks in advance ๐Ÿ™‚

And for all those who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy, you’ll be in my prayers. May you and your family have a speedy recovery! God bless.

xo<3
Felicia C.