My Week in Review: June 3 – June 9


Monday:  Every day when Tardis disappears I know I can find him in one of Alex’s small bins. He’s always in there sleeping.

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Tuesday: Another day at work, another outfit. It’s always a fun game to try and fight the desire to dress plain. I always feel good when I pull an outfit together!


Tuesday: After work I went to Alex’s fraternity house and helped them plant a huge garden!


Thursday: Today after work to of my friends and I ran yet another 5K race. Aimee (right) had messed up her foot during a marathon recently so she and I just walked. It brought me back to the days where I only walked races. It was amazing to see just how fast I used to be as I couldn’t get anywhere near my best walking time.


Friday: Today was my day off, so Alex and I bought some art supplies and spent the day outside.

Friday: I’ve been really working on my new fashion/beauty website I recently posted my everyday makeup routine!


Saturday: Today my friend Sam and I made a fashion video about florals together! It was such a blast to hang out with her and make something just for the fun of it!


Sunday: Today I wasn’t feeling all that happy. I just was in a very melancholy mood. Alex surprised me with Panera and chocolate! The fastest way to improve my day!

My Week in Review: May 27 – June 2


Monday: Over the weekend I went with Alex to his parents’ house about two hours away from where we live. His parents were sweet enough to get me this 21 charm for my Pandora bracelet in honor of my impending birthday. They’ve given me all my charms so far and I’m really looking forward to them slowly filling up my bracelet over the years.


Tuesday: I had gone back home from Alex’s parents’ house on Monday night just to drive back the next day. Alex gave a speech at his old high school and he completely forgot about it until the day of. I decided to drive back to see him speak as well as to hang out with Natalie their foreign exchange student from the Ukraine. She went home this past Wednesday and I’m definitely going to miss her. To watch a video from today click here.

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Wednesday: I’ve really been having a fantastic time creating new outfits and exploring my own closet. It’s easy for things to get lost or swept to the side, so it’s fun to go on an adventure and see what kind of out fit I can put together.


Thursday: Alex and I with two other friends entered a case study competition a few months ago. After a lot of work on Alex and my part to get the projects done and to make the videos, we ended up winning! Each one of us got our own iPad and they FINALLY came today!


Thursday: Needless to say I went right out and bought myself a wonderful iPad case that I completely love. Alex and I spent the evening playing with our iPads and making them perfect.OOTD___ (1)

Friday: I usually don’t work on Fridays, but this week I had to make up for not working Memorial Day. Silly me forgot that Friday is casual dress day. Oh well! I really enjoyed this outfit!


Sunday: Today I hosted my first ever Mary Kay party and had a complete blast. I purchased a few items that I’m incredibly excited to have arrive! To watch a video of today click here.

June Goals

If you saw my last goals post, you’ll know that I’ve been trying to start making myself accountable for the goals I set for myself. By posting them on my blog, I’m able to come back at the end of the month and discuss whether or not I accomplished them. So let’s jump right in to my goals for June!

YouTube Channel

1. Get up to 225 subscribers on my channel by creating more content that my target audience will want to see. I should also try to increase people’s awareness of my channel through posting things on Twitter as well as getting involved in beauty forums. I just discovered so hopefully I can do something with that.

2. Film videos while in Traverse City with Alex and my sister.

3. Post a video at least every two days.

4. Update my channel design to the new YouTube layout (which I hate and am not looking forward to being forced to switch to).

5. Post more fashion and outfit videos

Personal Life

1. Write in my journal every day. I have yet to accomplish this and will really have to focus and remind myself.

2. Start the process of getting an apartment with Alex. So hunt for places, pick one, and get the paper work going before he leaves for Germany in July.

3. Spend the last hour or so every night away from technology. So write in my journal, read, take a bath, play with Tardis, etc.

4. Not stress to much about birthday plans and just enjoy the day.

5. Spend as much time with Alex as possible and try not to think about him leaving for two months.

Academic Life

1. Finish my two spring courses strong! Finals are at the end of June.

Work Life

1. Focus on updating the content for the website’s I’m in charge of. Try to get faculty and staff involved in deciding what our target audience is and what we’re trying to communicate to them.

2. Start planning a fall “orientation” event I came up with to get new students to the department interacting with faculty, current students, and alumni. I also want to use the event to get people more engaged in our social media.

What a busy month June will be.

My Week in Review: May 20 – May 26


Monday: I attended a day and a half conference for social media and content strategy in higher education. The name tags were these huge bulky things that felt incredibly awkward to wear. It was fun getting to meet other people who do what I do and learn that no one knows what the hell their doing with social media. After the conference I started getting pretty emotional, and made a video that you can watch here.


Tuesday: Alex loves Don Pablo’s and on Tuesdays they offer all you can eat tacos. So we stopped by his fraternity house on the way to the restaurant to see if anyone wanted to join us. We ended up gathering quite the party!


Thursday: The outfit I wore the day Alex and I suddenly realized it was a good weekend to move him out of where he was currently living. He leaves for Germany in a month and moving on now will save him $350. If you want to see a video about our moving adventure you can watch it here.


Saturday: Alex and I spent the weekend at his parents’ house. We went out to dinner with family friends and took a photo together. I love this man so much. He’s my best friend and my biggest supporter in everything I do.

My Week in Review: May 13 – May 19


Monday: I’ve really been enjoying dressing up for work lately. I’m sure I’ll get tired of it eventually, but right now I”ve been having fun figuring out different outfits I can put together with the wardrobe I already own.


Tuesday: As you’ve seen I’ve been going nail polish crazy. However this nail polish, China Glaze’s “Lemon Fizz” is the last one I plan to purchase for a while.


Friday: I got my first ipsy bag in the mail! I quickly filmed an open bag video just so I could see what was inside of it. Watch the video here.


Friday: I occasionally let my parents’ dogs out if they’re too busy during the day to get home. I really like getting to see these two guys every once in a while. If you want to watch a vlog about my day watch it here.


Saturday: Alex and I went to garage sales today and then to an antique store in Flint. It was such an amazing place and I ended up finding a postcard from 1930. I just love old postcards with writing on them. It’s fun to imagine the person who wrote it and what life was like back then.


Saturday: My sorority sister Candice got married today! Alex and I had a blast dancing at the reception. You can watch the vlog from today here.


Sunday: Alex and I spent the morning and early afternoon at the beach today. It was wonderful just to lay out and relax. I love when we find time in our busy schedules to just spend some time together.


Sunday: Tardis never sleeps in his carrier but today he wouldn’t get out of it! It was really hot here so he must have liked the feeling of the cold plastic.

Spring/Summer Polish Picks

As I’ve said in posts past, I’ve become increasingly more obsessed with  nail polishes. That being said, my collection has grown quite a lot over the past couple of months. With spring underway and summer close behind it, I picked six of my favorite spring and summer nail polishes and filmed a video to share with you! Click the image below to watch!
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My Week in Review: May 6 – May 12

I’ve decided that, in the absence of the 365 photo project, I want to start these “My Week in Review” posts to keep you up to date on my weekly activities. I’m an Instagram junkie (find me @steggycornelius), so it’s the best place to go to find images of my week. So I’ve selected a few of the photos from last week to tell you about what happened.

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Monday: Today was an average day of school and work. Most week days I find myself in business attire, which can get boring so I try and spice it up with planning cute outfits in advance.


Tuesday: After a boring day of work inside I decided to get Panera and go to a local park for dinner. It was such a beautiful evening and I even got to write a bit in my journal.


Tuesday: Not long after I finished my dinner Alex called me asking if I wanted to go play disc golf. Although we didn’t get to play much disc golf, we did get to see this beautiful site on the lake.


Thursday: I’ve become a nail polish addict! Today I wore China Glaze’s Re-Fresh Mint.


Friday: This was the outfit I wore to the reception for the student showcase. I took a lot of time and effort planning out what I wanted to wear because I was very proud and excited to have one of my photographs on display!


Friday: Alex and I at the art gallery standing next to my photo. I love my “man in the bowtie” (which is also the name of the photo!). I vlogged on Friday which you can watch here.


Saturday: I participated in my first Color Run! I love this photo with my best friend Lauren because the Before and After is just crazy! I vlogged on Saturday which you can watch here.


Saturday: After a long nap and a couple of showers I went to Walmart to pick up a few things. This new nail polish found its way into my cart. I’ve never heard of the brand “Flower” before. This is in the color “May Flowers.”


Sunday: I received an email from a bride who ordered ten of these bracelets from Alex and my etsy shop for her wedding. I thought I would never hear back from her, but she sent me a series of wedding photos with my bracelets in them! It was such an amazing thing to see something I made on a stranger during such an important event in a woman’s life.

Check back next week Monday for another “My Week in Review” post to see what I’ve been up to!

Adventure: Color Run 2013

On Saturday I woke up bright and early to take an hour or so drive south to Ypsilanti with a few friends. Once we got to Ypsilanti and found a parking spot (which was a nightmare), we met up with my sister and her boyfriend. Thus began our first Color Run experience.

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The entire event was so fun and amazing and I loved spending time with my best friend Lauren and my sister. Everyone else in our group ran the 5K, but we just enjoyed ourselves walking it and getting completely covered in color! The only possible way that the Color Run could have been any better (besides being a tad bit warmer) was if Alex could have been there with us. He had signed up for the event, but last minute remembered a long-ago committed to wedding he had to photograph. Luckily there will sure to be other color runs in our future!

Want to watch the vlog I filmed during the Color Run? Click here!

Organization Inspiration

I love organization, but sometimes I just need a little inspiration to start on a new project. I’ve really been loving the site deliciouslyorganized for inspiration and ideas of future projects. This photo of bag storage has really sparked some ideas. I’ve never been able to figure out a good way to store my bags and I just love this idea!

Organizing Handbagsfrom deliciouslyorganized

Adventure: Student Art Showcase!

On Friday my friends, family, and I went to a local art gallery for this year’s student art showcase. I was fortunate enough to have one of my photographs be selected to be put on display! It was such an amazing night seeing my work up on a wall in an art gallery and being with my friends and family. Thank you to everyone who came out to the show to see “The Man in the Bowtie” and a special thank you to the man in the bowtie himself. Alex has been a gem this whole past semester when it came to my photography and art classes. He happily posed for everything I asked him to and was an incredible help when I got confused about something. Thank you sweetheart!

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Want to see the vlog I filmed at the art gallery?? Click the image below!