I am proud to announce that I have moved forward with my blog and am now the owner of a DOMAIN NAME! Please check out the new blog: http://www.themodernausten.com!!! I want to take the time to thank each and every one of you for sticking by me throughout this journey the past few months. I … Continue reading
How great is the movie Enchanted? I just love it. It doesn’t hurt that both Patrick Dempsey AND James Marsden are in it, either! 😉 Anyway, again, while not typically considered a Disney princess, Giselle is still a “fashion icon” in the Disney realm. The outfit I’ve put together is more prom-oriented, but still fun. Giselle … Continue reading
Some big things are going to happen to The Modern Austen! Please be patient while I work on these changes 🙂 My blog may be down for a bit! Thanks for your understanding, everyone.
Alas, we finally meet, August. The month of preparations and changes. The month that seemed so far away, and yet, here you are. You already started with a bang, celebrating my last day of my summer job with “A Night at Hogwarts.” Well played, August. You seem to know me well already. (Might this be … Continue reading
Then Came You by Jennifer Weiner My rating: 4 of 5 stars I had high expectations going into this novel, having heard great things about Jennifer Weiner, and these expectations were certainly met and exceeded. I truly enjoyed “Then Came You” and would highly recommend it. I didn’t know how I would fit into this … Continue reading
I’ve hit that point. That point when you question whether or not you want to continue what it is that you’re doing. You question whether or not you have the time or energy or resources to do it. And you know that if you stop it now, you won’t pick it up again (at … Continue reading
Esmeralda is one of the most beautiful Disney Princesses (thought she does not have that official title) with her dark hair and beautiful features (I feel awkward saying this about an animated character…). While it is difficult to emulate her risque gypsy outfits, I did find one that fits the color scheme without showing too … Continue reading
My week at a glance, via Insta-Friday at Life Rearranged. On Tuesday, I headed to Aaron’s where he showed me his new bow. I attempted to pull it back, but wasn’t strong enough 😦 Womp womp. Oh well. It was pretty cute to watch regardless 😉 Meet Luna. This is Aaron’s family puppy. She’s a … Continue reading
Today is my 22nd birthday!
I am a mix of emotions today, but mostly exhausted, to be completely honest.
People often say they don’t feel any different when they celebrate their birthday. Waking up that morning feels like any other morning. And I do feel that way. I don’t feel like I’m different than I was only 24 hours ago. But to me, there’s something about claiming my age, twenty-two years old, that does feel different. It feels like trying on a pair of shoes for the first time. Stiff, uncertain about how it will fit, snug, exciting, shiny and new.
I guess it feels different because this will be the most crucial year of my entire life up to this point. Everything will change. It’s not the kind of change that happened last year when I turned 21 and could–gasp–legally drink. Yes, that was an exciting time and I DID experience a lot of change over the past year, but this is big girl stuff I’m about to face. I don’t know what’s in store, but I hope that my 22nd year of life is filled with joys and challenges that will shape me into the woman I’m supposed to be.
In celebration of this day, I thought it would only be appropriate if I shared twenty-two things that I am grateful for and that have given me such joy over my lifetime thus far.
I am grateful for… Continue reading