Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Lately!

Hey girls!

WOW! It has been forever since I posted! I feel like a slacker, but please dont quit following! I promise, a lot of hilarious (to you, normal to me) things have taken place and I am DYING to share my rediculous stories with everyone!


Y'all know my life makes any Soap Opera look like a re-run of (insert least favorite show HERE) Although, I have found that my life does resemble that of "Patsy" in the hit show "Absolutely Fabulous!"


Lately, I have been working a lot, and I MEAN a lot! Absolutely loving my job(s)!

Check out my IMDB page, soon to be updated, thank God! http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4626694/

Lets take you back...

So, in June, I was cast as CD/Carrie Matheson's Stand-In/Double for Season 1 in the new Showtime Series, "Homeland". I will be doing Season 2 as well!


Do y'all watch the show?


You totally should! It is absolutely amazing, such a nail-biter! I very much enjoyed being a part of the crew, and getting to know the cast & crew! LOVE working on "Homeland!"

Also, I am the new Traffic Girl at a News Station! LOVING it, and am so happy that those internships, and persistence have finally paid off! Not gonna lie, I despised every second I ever spent in a classroom...because I always knew I was meant to talk for a living, and every classroom I was in, that was totally not acceptable...RUDE!


17 (yes a victory lap in college) years of school taught me this in a nutshell:

When you make a career out of something you would easily do for free, thats a career! For me, its talking and acting! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!


I am truly so blessed, and so lucky to have this job. Literally have to pinch myself somedays to believe I get to do what I ACTUALLY want to do for a living! Its a beautiful thing! I get nervous every day, which is good I think! I love everyone that I work with, they are all so talented, and incredibly nice!

Thats my life as of lately!

What have you been up to?! How was Thanksgiving?!

Venus In Fur


Hey girls!
SO freaking excited for this upcoming weekend!
As I mentioned in an earlier post, I was Carrie Matheson/CD's stand in/double this past season on "Homeland"
Occassionally, I would have the privilege of talking to CD about many different things, but I remember one day having a conversation about NYC. It was always very neat to talk with her, and everyone in the cast and crew! Such fabulous people, being around that every day, and being a part of it was an incredible experience! I am so ready for Season 2!
CD told me that her husband, HD, is doing a Broadway Play in the City called Venus In Fur!
Of course, I have to see it! Thats my Christmas gift from "Santa" this year, haha! A trip to NYC and tickets to this play! SO excited! Last year, I saw "Mamma Mia", "9 To 5", and "Mary Poppins"! This year, Venus In Fur! Very much looking forward to it, Broadway is amazing.
I am going up this weekend to see the CHRISTMAS TREE, and visit my NYC '09 crew, and of course to see the play! I am so thrilled! It will be such a great play, my friend U is going with me!
2 reviews that stood out to me;
"VENUS IN FUR has TASTE, STYLE and A FLAWLESS CAST. NINA ARIANDA lives up to her growing and richly deserved legend, and HUGH DANCY is HILARIOUS."

- New York Magazine
"A SMART, SEXY, HILARIOUS COMEDY by DAVID IVES, meticulously directed by WALTER BOBBIE. NINA ARIANDA delivers A STAR-MAKING PERFORMANCE that people will be talking about for years to come. HUGH DANCY is SMASHING."

- Vogue
I am so so excited to see this play, and be back home in the City! NYC is my favorite place, I have so missed living there! It will be so good to be back there, and I LOVE seeing Broadway plays!
I'll post after I see it!
Its also my friend D's 21st Bday this weekend, I am thrilled to be up there to celebrate with everyone! Can it be Friday NOW?!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Happy Happy Labor Day!

Hey girls!

I hope everyone has a happy Labor Day!

I'll post this weekend!

Work has been keeping me so busy, and this is such a busy time for everyone!

Xoxo, have a fabulous Friday and a safe Labor Day Weekend!

Monday, August 1, 2011

All You Have To Do Is Let Your Feet Hit The Ground, & Worship God

Hey girls!
Yesterday was such a special day at our church, especially for those who just returned from the annual yearly mission trip with T.W.A.M.
T.W.A.M. stands for "Teens With A Mission" and at my church, the youth spends the year in T.W.A.M. doing servce projects, and fundraising to raise money to go on a mission trip each summer. I went twice to Reynosa, Mexico. Now, they go to Costa Rica!
I have always LOVED the fact that my mother was a leader for T.W.A.M. and shes been 7 times, shes gone with my siblings and I on every trip!
My mother and sister just got back from Costa Rica last weekend, and this past Sunday was T.W.A.M. Sunday at church. We watched a slideshow of all of their amazing pictures from the trip, and heard all about what they did.
Mother was asked to speak about the trip, and what it meant to her. Her speech left a lot of people smiling, and tearing up because she did such a beautiful job!
She thinks shes a bad public speaker, but she spoke better than our preacher (and im not partial because we're related!) She got up in front of the church and talked about so many things! She then began to tear up, which of course made me tear up as she said one thing that will forever stay on my heart!
She said that each day, all she had to do was wake up, and serve God. That was her only responsibility for that day. If everyday we could all put aside the worries, and chaos life throws at us, and remember that we are put on this earth to simply "wake up and serve God" life would be much easier!
This changed my whole perspective on life, because its so true. This life isnt about me, or material things, or how much I WANT. It is simply about getting to Heaven knowing that I have served God by helping others, treating others the way I want to be treated, andputting others first!
Mother and I were having porch time last night, and she asked me to tell her what she said, she was so nervous she didnt remember everything. That right there shows me that God used her to say what we all needed to hear.
The funniest part of her speech was when she told everyone how they had accidently knocked over the family's outhouse, so they had to rebuild their bathroom. She said "really that was an act of God, because the outhouse was horrible!"
hahaha!
I so miss going on those trips, and cannot wait to go again one day!
Have a fabulous Monday!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

My 5 Favorites This Week!

Hey girls!
As you all know, I post my 5 favorite things whenever I get the chance! I would love to do my top 5 every week, but sometimes they just dont change, or I get so busy!
This week is my week though, im finally caught up!

1. My Volvo S40!
I've had this car for almost 10 months now, and love it! Its made a lot different than the S80 and its easier to park! I named my new little beauty queen "Vivi"!
Long story short, my Volvo S80 decided to keel over and die on the side of I-40 during a cold winter night on the way to the beach!
Ironically, we were going to celebrate Thanksgiving!

Nevertheless, she will be missed dearly, as will the monogram sticker she took down with her! She was a big gal, but so fun to drive!
I ended up looking at a few S60's and S40's, because the S80 is so big! Maybe ill switch back when im a mom! For now, the S40 is the perfect little fit!

OMG so as I said it was a cold, cold November night when my sister, her friend A, and I were so thrilled about getting to the beach for Thanksgiving!
As we were driving, my mother was behind us with all the luggage! She passed us while we were "stranded", and shortly after she saw us, being 11pm at night, she found the nearest...truck stop! Its all that was out there, the beach takes us through the COUNTRY on I-40...not cool!
She called for a tow truck, and...Oh, we got a tow truck!
30 minutes later, while the girls and I were praying, and eating morsols of crackers and water in the middle of BFE, the tow truck FINALLY got there, and umm...it was sketch!
Let me just say that I stayed pretty calm...until I met "Earl".
Earl was the tow truck driver, ugly as sin, and had the mouth of a sailor! He looked EXACTLY like the man from "The Lovely Bones" I was fearin' for my life.
He told us to climb in the truck and wait while he hooked up my precious pearl to the truck. When we got into the truck, which took wayy to much effort, we didnt like what we saw! Getting in, there was one step which I had to climb a freakin' mountain to get onto, and then get in the truck! The seats were fold out seats which nobody realized...thanks Earl! We fell out a few times, and poor A had to ride in the front!
Earl was blasting heavy metal all the way to the dealership, where we dropped my car off, and then climbed in with madre, and made it to the beach!


2. Shirley Q Liquor

Actual Website!

3. Tortoise Shell Eyeglasses!


4. Lilly Pulitzer Golfcart!



This is the golfcart I want at my wedding! I love love love it! Maybe i'll ride it down the isle!

5. Preppy Men!








Have a fabulous Saturday!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

My Favorite Post!

Hey girls!
I got an email from another blogger asking me what my favorite post is! It has to be the one about my trip home from NYC! If you haven't read it, here it is!


So here is my last update from NYC...my trip home!
It was freakin' hilarious! It takes all kinds to make this beautiful world go round, but I didnt know it took "this" kind! I've never in my freakin' life seen anybody quite like this! If you have asthma, have your puffer handy...you wont be able to breathe after you read this story. What you're about to embark on happened on my plane ride home from the city.

So at the start of the day, I found myself running rapidly down 5th avenue to get to this Kenneth Cole event that my friend, H's company was attending! It was the Kenneth Cole premier party in his 5th avenue store for the debut of the new Metal Heeled shoe! oh HAY! We were all excited! At the door, upon entering, we all got gorgeous silver envelopes with prizes inside which were reveled when we got into the store. I got $9.50 off of any purchase, and a girl with me got $92.50! GO GIRL!
All of the girls that went worked with H at her internship, so I was really lucky that I got the chance to go! We got great pictures, and the girls got to meet the man himself, Kenneth Cole at the signing of the shoes! He would sign the shoebox of anyone that bought a pair! It was so cool! I had to catch my flight, so unfortunately I couldn't stay to meet him, but the event was fabulous!

So anyways, I get all of my bags into a cab and head to the airport...blah blah blah, none of that is really all that important, so onto the actual plane ride!

I got to my assigned seat, 32 C when...I looked down and saw a small child in my seat! Suddenly, the flight attendent appeared as if she knew I was coming and said with an ear to ear grin,
"Hello, my favorite passenger, EVER!"
(please...how many "favorite passengers ever" do you have that get reassigned seats a day?)
"How would you feel about moving to 72 B? If you do, ill bring you your favorite drink, and I dont mean a diet coke!"
HELLO my favorite flight attendent ever, I would definitly move!
Either way, I think its always important for families to sit together on planes, so obviously it was not even an issue!
I got to my new seat, 72 B, and suddenly realized I wanted that drink! When I looked at who my plane partners were, I was ready to A. take a nap, or B. strike up a meaningless conversation, because thats always fun!
Plane parnter on the right had his stunna shades on, and was listening to music. Plane partner to my left was a small lady who didnt speak english. That wasnt good, because HELLO, I needed to know...if they got airsick! Oh well, I guessed I would risk it, but NO it gets even better!

As im seated, looking left and right at my plane partners that wouldnt say a word, much less look at me, I notice this woman walking on board in a full denim jumpsuit with a big picture of "Pooh" in the middle. She was quickly, and loudly coming down the isle! She was with her grandfather, who looked JUST LIKE Sherman Klump, and kept asking him,
"Where da hell my seat be at? I ain't never flown on no plane!"
Well, a flight attendent was coming down the other way when denim jumpsuit flagged her down and said,
"excuse me bitch, oops, I mean ma'am, where my seat be at?!"
WOW, rude!
The flight attendent, which I assume only because shes paid and has to be nice, helped her get seated, and I was already getting a cramp from laughing so hard! I had to laugh silently though, and luckily the guy across the isle was laughing with me...but nobody else was...AWKWARD!

Well okay moving on, we go to take off and all of the sudden I hear this rediculous "AHHHHHH, SHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIT!"

At first, before SHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIT came out, I thought the plane was malfunctioning because it sounded like nails on a chalkboard...anyways I quickly realized that denim jumpsuit was havin a breakdown!

I looked back, quickly!
Her grandfather, aka, Sherman Klump was sitting beside her with his hands folded in his lap laughin at her!

HELLO, for the sake of everyone, could he please put a muzzle on that!

All of the sudden, still in take off mode, she yells
"Bitch, I cant do dis,
then louder...
I CANT DO DIS,
GET ME THA HELL OFF THIS BITCH,
AHHHHH, SHIIIIT,
AHHHH, IM DYIN,
IM DYIN!

...I felt really bad for her at first, but there were kids on the plane, and she was cussin like a sailor!

All of the sudden the words started to die down, the IM DYiInNNnnn..got quieter and quieter, I looked back and flight attendent number 2 was putting an oxygen mask on her, she hyperventeliated and passed out!
AHH oh my gosh! I seriously was like shocked! if that wasnt bad enough once we got in the air, the plane dropped 10 feet, and she quickly woke up, and yelled "JESUS PLEASE, AHH LET ME OUT!"
The flight attendent informed her that unless she had a parachute, which obviously heights werent her thing, we were 1500 feet up and her crazy ass was stayin put! She screamed for another 10 minutes, and then passed out again!

Im sorry, but YES I was laughing, mainly because everyone on the plane was in mild shock...I had to laugh silently, but oh my gosh!

When we landed, she started screaming again, but they told her we were on the ground. As soon as we landed, fasten seatbelt sign still on and all, she gets up, got on her knees, and screamed "I MADE IT, I DID DIS! WHAT NOW!
The flight attendent had to restrain her back to her seat, grandpa still laughin!
I have never in my life been so freaked out, amused, and all around confused hahahaha!

What a trip!

Welcome home!

Have a great Thursday!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Teen Spirit

Hey girls!

If y'all wanna play a fun little game called "Where's Katie?!" tune into ABC Family on August 7th @ 8pm/7c to watch the premier of the movie, "Teen Spirit".

Teen Spirit stars "Pretty Little Liars" star, Lindsay Shaw and "Make It Or Break It" star Cassie Scerbo.

Teen Spirit was so much fun to film, and I was cast as a member of "the Posse"! Again, I haven't heard "posse" since referring to the Mexican Gangs at my crazy high school, so I refer to our "group" as "the click!"

LOVED IT! That was my first "movie" which led to "Pirhana 3DD! :)

Check out more at this link; http://abcfamily.go.com/movies/teen-spirit

Have a fabulous Wednesday!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

the big C





Hey girls!

So, recently, with my crazy schedule with this new job, I have had a good bit of down time!

I was reading People Magazine the other day when a show on Showtime called "the big C" was mentioned! I have never really seen the show, but it has one of my very favorite actress', Laura Linney! Also, my favorite Simon Birch actor, Oliver Platt!

It portrays how Cathy (played by Laura Linney) battles her stage 4 melanoma with humor, and living her life to the fullest!
Of course, I had to watch it!

Also, the show stars Gabbie Sidibe, better known as "Precious" in a hilarious role as one of Linney's students with a bad ass attitude!


Here is a really good article about how the show also helps support the American Cancer Society!

Its a wonderful show with a great message in every episode!

Y'all should watch it, if you haven't yet!

My Life Lately!

Hey girls!


Life has been so busy lately, as everyone's is! I just started a new job out of Charlotte, NC for the next few months! I am so excited about it! I cant say much, but its my dream job at this point, im in Heaven!


I just wrapped filming 2 movies in Wilmington; 1 I was really just an extra (hey whatever my agent wants, she gets!) , and the other I am a lifeguard...ahem who strangles herself to death trying to save a life in the film! HAHA! Lifeguard of the freakin' year!

That was my most exciting role because I had my first line!!

For the next few months, I will be living in Charlotte and working as much as possible. This new job is my dream job, and I freaking love it!

My career in acting has been slow, but I love every second of it! Everyday I work, i'm so happy! I would do a job like this for free!

There are so many things I have to update you all with, it is so hard to know where to start. I've had "writers block" for a while now, and cant seem to blog! I hope y'all still keep up though, because I am trying to get back in the habit of posting once a week! :)

Have a great Thursday!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Hey girls!

I'm still waiting on an e-mail from the people at Lilly, I am so excited to hear what they have for us!

For now, I will share that for the summer, I am in the process of interviewing for a Freelance reporter position with a local newspaper. Today, while applying, I got to go dig up all of the old articles that I wrote for Lumina Newspaper while I interned for them last summer! Oh, how I miss it!

I am putting them on here so that I will always have them! I have the hard copies as well! Loved that job!

I will post more soon, feel more guilty all the time about not keeping up with blogging right now, its just that (as I am sure you all know) life is so busy! I have much to post, and even a giveaway coming up! Love to you all!

Have a fabulous Thursday!

Pineapple pride


Have a ball at Camp Landfall!

Camp Landfall bakes kooky cupcakes

Padgett to be honored during July Fourth tradition

Food for love

Junior league Derby Day soiree

Skip the sauce, savor the spice

A bluberry by any other name is a Newberry

Duffy, Kathleen's up-and-coming label

Young entrepreneurs vend baked goods at farmers' market

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Lilly Warehouse Sale!

Hey girls!
I know, its been months! Forgive me! I have so much to share, but for now I am in King of Prussia at the Lilly Warehouse Sale! I gave the handsome fella in charge my business card, so they will be in touch soon for info to share with you!

I got 4 dresses, and a gold charm bracelet! I also got mother a gorgeous dress! I hope she loves it!

Please dont give up on this Preppy Pearl Girl! Love to you all! I will post more tonight. For now, the girls and I will trek back down to Georgetown University (where my angel friend goes to grad school!)

Have a fabulous Saturday!

Were/are any of you at the Lilly Sale?!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

WBTV Wrote A Story On Yours Truly!

Hey girls!

I am so sorry to be so spiratic with posts lately! It has been so crazy with filming Pirannah 3DD, a Kroger Commercial, and with other auditions!

I have some HUGE news, but must wait a few days before I can post about it, I am so ready to share!

I hope you're all doing great! I promise to catch you all up so soon!

Your blogs make me laugh so hard, and smile too! Loving all of your cute posts, and I promise to update soon!

Please find and "like" my facebook page under "Katherine Elizabeth Garner"
Also, please view my website at Katherinegarner.webs.com

A wonderful reporter that I interned with at WBTV wrote a story on me recently, which took me completely by surprise! I was so excited, and wanted to share it on here!

Thank you so much to WBTV for all of your support! It was my favorite (and my 1st) internship! I cant believe they wrote a story, but am so thankful!

Thank you to all of my followers and readers here in blogworld too, thank you so much for all of your sweet emails, comments, and support!

Here is a link to the story!

"Lights, Camera, Katie!"

Thanks again WBTV, I love y'all!

Have a fabulous Wednesday!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter!

Hey girls!

How was everyone's Easter?
Mine was, as always, hilarious!

I kept thinking Saturday was Easter, because Mother's family was coming so of course I just got wayyy mixed up!

I was a little worried when I woke up a 6am, you know, just because, and thought the Easter Bunny had forgotten my Citizens Jeans!
...oh no!

Saturday, Mother's family all came to our house, which was so much fun! They are more reserved then Fathers family, so its always nice on holidays because its the best of both worlds!

Everyone brought something for lunch, and it was so good!

*I have this theory that it doesn't matter what I eat during the months of December to May, because HELLO, if anyone (including the doctor) asks...
"I'm carrying a little holiday weight."

After lunch, thankfully we took a fun walk through the park by our house and talked about my sisters upcoming prom! For prom they take pictures in the same park, its such an exciting event! Anyways, while we were walking, we saw some people setting up for a wedding! How wonderful!

Until...as we walked by, they approached us (my 80 year old grandmother was with us) and asked us if we would mind "grabbing a couple of chairs"

My sister beat me to it when she claimed that "it would be so rude not to sit with Grandmother" bahaha!

Leisurely walk > crushing my big toe with a whale of a chair.
No bueno

After the walk, we all ate dessert!
I practically ate a whole pie, sorry i'm not sorry! It was fabulous!

It was so good to see everyone, I feel like I dont see my entire family enough! Easter was so nice this year, absolutely loved it!

Easter Sunday is my favorite Sunday of the year! Everyone looks so fabulous in their Easter attire! Props to all of the handsome Southern Gentleman wearing their bow ties, I fell in love 4 times while I was sitting in the balcony on Sunday!
(If Mother asks, one of those times was with the Sermon, but really I saw 4 gorgeous boys in their Easter themed bows!)

So, we went to Church, LOVED it! I loved the Sermon, and the Easter Lilly's looks absolutely beautiful.

Also, I got to see so many of my close friends from High School who I only get the chance to see on holidays, so its always special! My mother and sister stayed and chatted until 12:15, which normally is when most people wrap it up and get to Sunday lunch!

OOPS! I stayed and talked until 12:45!
(maybe I need that gold Michael Kors watch so i'll be able to see the time! ;)

After church, we headed to the lake house to spend Easter with the family, and OMG it was absolutely beautiful outside!

I love hiding, and hunting for eggs...you're never too old.

I have a 2 year old cousin, L, and then two more little ones who are children of cousins that I LOVE seeing! They are all growing up so fast!



After lunch, all of the girls were doing dishes, and I was asked not to help, because I may have broken a plate...or 5. They thought the better job for me would be to hide the eggs.

I'm not gonna pretend I wasnt hurt, I mean really?!

Anyways, so I was hiding the eggs when I looked behind me to find my cousin T, and my sister S rehiding all of them!

S'CUSE ME!?

That's right, they thought I was making it too easy.
Umm, i'm sorry, I didn't realize we were hiding eggs for baby prodigies!
...RUDE!

Lawd, I just made myself a drink and took a boat ride, cant go wrong with that! :)

All 3 of the kids who really can barely walk and talk all lined up on the front steps to hunt for eggs, and of course the 1 GOLDEN EGG with the hard cash.

There used to be a $20 in that egg, but
Its like my Nana said (as she pulled up in her new car)
"the recession really affected the Easter Egg hunt this year"

BAHAHA!

Of all things, its affected the Easter Egg Hunt! God forbid!

My Nana might be the funniest lady EVER!
I freaking LOVE being with her! She says the funniest things!

After the egg hunt, we had family game time!

This year we played Scattergories. Normally, its Rummikub, but we needed a change!

I get a little competitive
...meaning I never lose I don't care what it takes!
Sorry im not sorry for the insults, and emotional (sometimes physical) scarring happening to my opponents...
Everyone's given fair warning before we start...
My team name is always "The Cougars"!

After family game time, which haha, didn't last long, we all took a boat ride around the lake and it was absolutely beautiful! It makes me want Summer to begin, because seriously there is nothing like being around family! They love you no matter what, so its always fun!

I hope all of you had a great Easter, too!

Have a great Monday!

Handmade Jewerly!

Hey girls!

I have got to share this fabulous website with you! I'm obsessed, this handmade jewelry is so fabulous, and made right in the heart of New York City!

Katie Bartels Handmade Jewelry consists of all handmade jewelry, which i'll be adding to my collection VERY soon!
All of the pieces are so pretty, and will go with anything!



Founder, Katie Bartels love for jewelry began when she was just 18 months old in Connecticut At that time, she started wearing a plastic pearl necklace everywhere!

Bartels graduated from Cornell University, which is also where she began a very successful career! In the summer of 2007, while browsing through Barneys, Katie was approached by another stylish customer and asked about her colorful chalcedony, cubic zirconia, and rock crystal quartz necklace. After learning that Bartels' designed and constructed the necklace, the customer asked where she could purchase her designs. At the time, Katie only designed jewelry for herself, but a light bulb went off in Katie’s head and she decided to start selling her designs.

Yellow Socks LLC was incorporated in the fall of 2007. Katie named her Company after her late grandfather’s signature sock color. Her designs began selling in three Fairfield County, CT, boutiques. Two years later, Katie left her job at a New York City law firm to pursue her passion for jewelry design full-time. In the summer of 2010, Katie received a Graduate Gemology degree from the Gemological Institute of America. She now creates her one-of-a-kind pieces in her Manhattan studio.

What a story, and such a successful person!

Read her interview with RetailDJ

On the website, there are four gorgeous collections featured!

The 4 collections are as follows;
Gemstone, Pearls & Sparkle, Multi-Color Jade & Quartz, and Wood Pieces.

Here are a few of my very favorite pieces from each individual collection!

Gemstone


;
Pearls & Sparkle




Multi- Color Jade & Quartz





Wood Pieces




Please visit Katie Bartel's website!
Also, she has a blog too! I am following it, and so should YOU!
Go add this fabulous fellow blogger & entrepreneur to your blogroll!


To contact Katie Bartels:
Please e-mail her at katie@katiebartels.com
*You can also contact her directly from her website!

Here are all of the links, so that you can order these fabulous pieces, TODAY!
Blog: Passports & Pearls
Website:
Katie Bartels
Facebook

Twitter

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Happy Happy Easter!



Hey girls!


That ravin' beauty in the picture is a rabbit in celebration of Easter & THE NEW PET MY FRIEND IS GETTING! Oh, HAY its so ugly its cute! I want one too, i'm asking for it for Easter because mother told me the shih-tzu was out...no bueno!

What are y'all doing for Easter?

I am so excited to be heading home today! My mother is hosting Easter with her family at our house this year. It will be so nice to have her side of the family over for the day! On Sunday, we are of course heading to church and then down to the lake to see Father's side of the family! I just love holidays!


I'm gonna eat SO much food, people wont recognize me when I get back! I freaking love when my mother, grandmother, & nana cook for holidays! Its never ending, and im always first in line (much to my familys dismay : ) )


Last weekend, I headed home because, I hadnt been home in over a month! I called my Grandmother to see if I could come to Charlotte and go to Church with her. I hadn't been to her Church in forever, but I LOVE it! The sermons are always short and sweet, and they have really good grape juice for communion!


Well, I got there Sunday morning, and walked in to be greeted by the usher! I walked halfway down the isle, and realized...I was in the wrong Church!


AHHHHH!

Bahaha, I walked out, and can only assume that the poor usher thought I just wasn't having it!


I walked across the street, and into the Presbyterian Church to find my sweet Grandmother waiting. I told her what happened, and now the whole church knows...why? why.


This weekend, im going to First Pres at home, and cannot wait to see everyone!


I hope you all have such a happy Easter!


Here are my latest adventures in a nutshell!


I just sent my final submission for the QVC Host position in yesterday! Fingers crossed : )


I have 2 commercials on hold, and an audition tomorrow in Charlotte!


LA in September is underway, so so excited!


Life is so freakin busy, as everyones is, so dont stop reading! I will post soon : )


SO many updates on "Teen Spirit" and everything else after this weekend, I promise!


Have a fabulous Easter!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Stumbleupon

Hey girls!


I found this AMAZING app on my phone for a site called StumbleUpon! It is so addicting, and so much fun! I have found the cutest sites to buy shoes, or good quotes, or even wine recipies! Y'all should check it out if you haven't already!


I will be doing a huge post about Teen Spirit very soon, it was amazing, I have met some of the sweetest friends on set, and just loved every minute of it!


School is keeping me way too busy right now, but I did want to drop in and post this great list of "100 Ways To Uncomplicate Your Life!" I found it on...StumbleUpon!


I hope you are all doing well, and I read your blogs often! Updates soon ladies!


Have a wonderful Monday!


Thursday, March 31, 2011

ABC Family Film: Teen Spirit


Hey girls!


I am so sorry i've been slack lately! I have been in Wilmington filming with the ABC Family Film, "Teen Spirit"! This weekend I get to go to the "Prom" for 4 days, and I am just loving every minute of this!


My teachers are fabulous people who are working with me to make this happen, I have had the best time! I filmed all last weekend, and will be filming all this weekend as a member of "The Posse"


I havent heard the name "The Posse" since 6th grade, or in High School when referring to the Hispanic Gangs...real cute!


I prefer "The Click!"


I want to post and tell you all about this unbelievable experience, and I will just as soon as we wrap! I'll upload all the pictures!


Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Proust Questioniare

Hey y'all!


While I was in New York City filming and visiting some friends over Spring Break, a few of us went inside the beautiful New York Public Library!


It was so gorgeous, and historic! We spent probably close to 2 hours just wandering around, looking at everything! Think about how many movies have been filmed there, I HAD to watch Sex and the City afterward! (Wasn't her wedding there)?!


Anyways, we spent a lot of time in the bookstore, and they had everything! I almost bought "Jane Austen's Guide to Good Manners"! That would make 58 etiquette books, but instead I bought this book I have been wanting FOREVER!


Vanity Fair's Proust Questionnaire.


It has all of these fabulous people's surveys, and it was really fun to read their answers. Annette Bening is my FAVORITE actress, alongside Claire Danes, and duh Kelly Ripa! Her survey was really fun, shes a trip!


Also, Julie Andrews, Ray Charles, Tony Bennett, and so many others made my wait in the airport worth it!


I was so shocked to see that many of the celebrities, including Julie Andrews thought that Chastity, Piousness, and Virginity were the most overrated virtues. LAWD I did not see that coming, oops! I hate to be the last virgin on earth, but you know, that's just how it goes!

Here are a few of my favorite (that I could find) Proust Surveys!

Julie Andrews!
My FAVORITE supastar, Bette Midler!
My favorite News Guru, Katie Couric! Shes practically my hero!
My favorite tennis player, Rafael Nadal!
ELLEN!
My favorite "Golden Girl"Betty White!
He won 10 World Series Rings!
My favorite song is "You're So Vein"!
LOVE me some Dustin Hoffman!
Martha Stewart, think SNL Christmas Special! Bahaha!

I'm gonna tag anyone who wants to do this! Fill it out, and y'all can pass it on!


What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Heaven. New York is a close 2nd.

What is your greatest fear?

The death of a loved one, the dark, & Hilary Clinton's wardrobe...bitch needs a stylist!

The quality you most admire in a man?

I love a good side part! Also, a sense of humor, kindness, style, and confidence!

The quality you most admire in a woman?

Wit & Humor

What is your greatest extravagance?

Lilly Pulitzer shift dresses, trips to New York City, & etiquette books

What do you dislike most about your appearance?

I have the neck of a giraffe. Maybe it could shrink, and my legs could grow a few inches?!

Which living person do you most admire?

W.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

I am an incurable workaholic, and don't have the slightest clue how to relax!

What is the trait you most deplore in others?

Having no sense of humor & arrogance, I despise people like this!

What is your greatest regret?

That I wasn't alive to invest in stock when Ralph Ketner founded Food Lion in my hometown!

On what occasion do you lie?

1. My parents don't need to know everything
2.Deb Season scared me enough to know that lying to avoid hurting someone you care about, or when I need to get out of an event I really don't want to go to...is just ok!
3. Ive been known to exaggerate my stories a little bit, but they are so much funnier, sorry im not sorry!

What is your favorite journey?

My life journey, every day. I love being alive! Currently, my journey OUT of Meredith College, and back to NYC is high on the list. Also, any journey I take on a plane, I love flying

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

Silence-it's boring, and for those like me who have a touch of a.d.d, it's impossible.

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

1. I spend 10 hours out of my day laughing, but I don't think laughter ever gets old.

2. "Honest to God..."

3. "Y'all"

4. I love putting "Bitch" at the end of most of my sentences.

5. I say "Love it" way to much!

What or who is the greatest love of your life?

I won't say who, but I will always regret never saying anything! Also, my family & friends. I love love love writing & sending out resumes/cover letters. I probably send out close to 15 a day! Is that an addiction?!

When and where were you happiest?

The Summer of 2009 in New York City, I met some of my best friends! Also, working at the HIR, and living with family and friends on Wrightsville Beach, NC! Everyone I got to know is so incredibly sweet and I just LOVED it!

Which talent would you most like to have?

to sing with the voice of Whitney Houston! Too much?!

What is your current state of mind?

Enthusiastic & Curious.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

I haven't achieved it yet.

If I had to choose, it would be having 2 successful resumes. 1 consisting of 9 internships, 3 jobs, and tons of extracurriculars, and the other consisting of my talent credits.

What is your most treasured possession?

My family & friends, my Volvo, my therapist, my etiquette books, my doctor who prescribes my pharmaceuticals and B12 injections to keep the metabolism in check ;), & my diamond bracelet & ring that I got for my 16th and 21st birthday from mother.

Where would you like to live?

Wrightsville Beach. I would live right beside the loop, and on the sound. Real talk, I wanna live in Seapath Estates! I already have my favorite house/dock picked out! That way, I could work at HIR, film for work, walk the loop, and live in one of my favorite places all day ery day!

New York City, because its so fast paced! It feels like home there! I would love to live there with everyone from 09', work, & network. I would absolutely love it!

You know what? Maybe i'll start my life in the City, & move back to the beach with my future family! What a plan!
...Im such a dreamer!

Realistically, I would love to live wherever I can work as a professional actress, so I guess i'll be investing in, & living out of a festive RV for my cross country trips to audition!

What is your favorite occupation?

Headhunter, and of course professional actress.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

Obesity, that must suck!

What is your most marked characteristic?

I'm sure it differs depending on who you ask BUT, my wit & humor are my personal favs.

What do you most value in your friends?

My friends are Angels, we bring out the best in each other! Love them!

How would you like to die?

I wouldn't like it.

However, when I do I hope to die remembered; Preferably with my name on a Hollywood Star!

If you could choose a person or thing to come back as, what would it be?

Duh!! Kelly Ripa! I would already be a millionaire by now. She took a risk, dropped out of college, got cast in a Soap Opera, and of course married her hot husband, Mark Consuelos!

Also, I would love to be the Tory Burch Flat's that a celebrity is wearing daily! I would look great, and get to walk around so many fabulous places!

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I want to feel less guilty, and I would love to laugh more!

What is your motto?

“Nobody puts Baby in a corner.”

Monday, February 28, 2011

The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.

Hey girls!




The quote in the heading says it all...my imagination just isn't enough anymore, I know what I want to do, and the path that God has for me, and I am ready to get with it! Im ready to move to NYC or LA, and become a professional actress!





A lot has been going on lately! I wont bore you with school talk, because I dont even wanna bore myself talking about it, but I will share with you whats been going on with acting lately!




I have been getting more involved with professional acting, and am getting very serious about turning it into a career. I have been praying a lot about it over the last few months, and all of the peices are truly falling together perfectly! The only thing (for lack of a better way of saying this) that is still holding me back is school...oh skewl! Yes I am still finishing up with my little bit of sanity, and absolutely no patience! I have been so blessed with so many great opportunities lately, and I am just ready to get out (not that it doesn't have its moments, its not THAT bad)& start living the life that I want to live!






To start out:




A few weeks ago, I was so excited when I got the call that I was going to be in the Wedding episode of One Tree Hill! We all filmed for 3 days and I had the best time! I met some of the most wonderful people, and had a great time on the set! You can watch the episode on the link listed at the bottom of the blogpost!




Next I filmed the pilot episode of "Playing With Guns" starring Danny Masterson! He was so much fun to meet, I stood beside him in one scene which took around 2 hours to film, and that just made me smile! I met the director, and he spoke to me, and said he would keep my name and to get in touch when I moved to LA (YES, I am moving to LA!) He is a really nice person and I was so excited to be a part of the show!






Next up!

I just got the call last night that I will be filming with...




BLUE BLOODS in New York City!

I am so excited! I am filming on the 9th, and cannot wait to see what possibilities this could bring!



It is all just one step at a time, but I am loving every single minute of it!

If I could, I swear I would quit school, drive to LA or NYC tomorrow, and live in my car just to do auditions every day!
*When I told my mother that I would live in my car, she almost fell out of her chair (bahaha!), and it wasnt the wine she was only 1 glass in! I guess i'll be getting an apartment after all, sorry Hilary Swank, we won't get famous with the same story!



I love acting so much, the whole experience is what I am meant to do! I pray all the time, and at this point I just want to go and chase my goals!



I listed my talent website at the bottom of the blog too, so you can look if you want to!



I am also...


Get ready...


MOVING TO LOS ANGELES OR NYC!!!!!


LA would mean that I would have the 2 cutest roommates, Southern Belles just like me that are moving to act as well! One of them I met through my agency, and we did a commercial together, and then ended up filming 'Playing With Guns" together! We are the perfect pair for parts! She is fabulous, and very driven which help keep me motivated! Her friend is a wonderful photographer, and so the 3 of us are moving to LOS ANGELES to do our very best to make our wildest dreams come true! I am so blessed, and so lucky to have met these girls and be able to have great roommates and friends in Los Angeles! I cannot wait to see what the future holds for all 3 of us!

Here are some of my favorite quotes said by my homegirl, Oprah! Not only do I have some of these written on my mirror to constantly remind me that life is a gift, and I can live however I choose, but I also believe in each one of these quotes!
They continually keep me motivated and faithful that I am meant to follow my dreams!

"Before you agree to do anything that might add even the smallest amount of stress to your life, ask yourself: What is my truest intention?"


"My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life, but doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment."
"I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become."
"The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you're willing to work."
"The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams."
"Understand that the right to choose your own path is a sacred privilege. Use it. Dwell in possiblity."
"Every time you state what you want or believe, you're the first to hear it. It's a message to both you and others about what you think is possible. Don't put a ceiling on yourself."
"This is your moment. Own it."
"I always knew I was destined for greatness."
"Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you."
(NOT Charlie Sheen style!)
"What God intended for you goes far beyond anything you can imagine."
"What I know is, is that if you do work that you love, and the work fulfills you, the rest will come."
"You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job, and not be paid for it."
Here are some pictures from One Tree Hill!

One Tree Hill: Season 8 Episode 13; The Other Half Of Me

My Talent Website

Lillyopoly!


Hey girls!


Forget college, ill learn alllll about investing with my new educational learning tool; Lillyopoly!


Okay, so I doubt anybody will wanna play with me on family game night, but frankly I dont care! I'll play by myself!


Lillyopoly is perfect for a Lilly Fan or the perfectly preppie person who has always dreamed of a pink & green version of the classic board game Monolopy!


Lillyopoly has the cutest look! It comes with pink and green "boutiques" (hotels) and "juice stands" (houses). The playing peices are mini versions of the "shift dress", palm trees, monkeys, ect!
AND my favorite part, is that the police are "FASHION POLICE"!
AHH!
SO EXCITED about this!
Have a fabulous Tuesday!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

I Ordered My...

Derby Hat!


I monogrammed it

"kGe"

The colors are the same as in the picture!

I am so thrilled to have this ordered and shipped so I know it will arrive before the Cup!
Have a great Tuesday!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Carolina Cup 2011



Hey girls

Well, its officially time to start planning my outfit for Carolina Cup 2011!

Who else is going? Are you going with a big group, fraternity, ect?!

I am so excited, I love going to the Cup every year and seeing all of the fun outfits...and the occasional horse!

I am trying to decide on a dress, and have found some cute ones at Brooks Brothers, and of course LILLY!

Who knows?!
Will keep you updated!

Have a great Tuesday!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Anchored Style!



Hey girls!

Anchored Style

The newest "surfer-prep" brand ready to set sail, and drop its anchor into your closet!

This brand is up and coming, and ready to provide your wardrobe with a touch of class for the upcoming Spring season!

In the words of Mark Twain, take a moment to "throw of the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor, and catch the trade wind in your sails."

For the past 9 months, creator, Lauren Siktberg has been living Twain's famous words and setting out to "dream, discover, explore, and to be frank, work her tail off!"

Her days are spent searching, and throwing herself into researching, planning, and designing Anchored Style!

Anchored Style wasn't just created by one set of eyes, ears, and one opinion. Oh no, Anchored Style was created by all of the eyes, ears, and opinions of local sailors, surfers, kite boarders, sun bathers, and fishermen to encompass what people truly want in their clothing!

Anchored Style was created by pouring an immense amount of time, and effort into the "Surfer-Prep" style that it has become!

As Anchored Style sets sail, we hope it will drop the anchor into your wardrobe for this Spring season!

We know you're convinced, but just in case...

Here are a few of my personal favorite pieces from this seasons fabulous collection!

The Salt Wash Nautical Red Signature Hat
$26.00

Shade your eyes from the afternoon glare!

*As you all know, I am very passionate about Skin Cancer Awareness. Therefore, I have this hat in every color, protecting myself from Skin Cancer in style!

The hats are made from,

· 100% Cotton-twill

· 6-panel, unconstructed

· Antique brass snap w/tuck in closure

· Signature embroidered logo

Colors: Salt Wash Nautical Red, Salt Wash Sunset Orange, Salt Wash Khaki, Salt Wash Navy, Salt Wash Channel Marker Green

Size: One Size



The KOOZIE!
The Whiskey Flag Neoprene Koozie
$5.00

Keep your favorite beverage cool while you lay out on the beach, or set sail on the boat.

* Laminated Open Cell Foam
* Folds flat for pocket or purse for storage
* Ideal for cans or bottles

Color: Navy

Size: One Size



Visit Anchored Style to see the latest tee shirts, sweat shirts, croakies, and hoodies! You may just get a free sticker!

Happy Shopping!

To Contact Anchored Style:

Headquarters:

ANCHORED STYLE
500 Belcher Road S, Suite 174
Largo, FL 33771
27° 54' N

-82° 44' W



727.470.9294 (Phone)
727.362.1988 (Fax)

lauren@anchoredstyle.com

*If you're contacting us regarding an order please be sure to enter the order number in the subject field for a quicker response.

Anchored Style on Twitter!
Anchored Style on Facebook!
Anchored Style Blog!
Anchored Style Website!

Friday, January 21, 2011

50 Years Ago

"Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country."
JFK, 50 years ago yesterday.

Words that still ring true.

John F Kennedy Library Online!

Here are some of my favorite pictures of the Kennedy Family.

Jackie O is in a Lilly Pulitzer Dress, timeless!
















Have a great Friday!

Slim Aarons Photography

Hey y'all!

I greatly admire Slim Aarons photography. Something about each photo genuinely stands out, and captures my attention.

Slim Aarons was an American photographer noted for photographing socialites, jet-setters and celebrities.

His most noteworthy photograph was shot in California during 1957.
Kings of Hollywood, a 1957 New's Year's Eve photograph that depicted Clark Gable, Van Heflin, Gary Cooper and James Stewart relaxing at a bar in full formal wear.
(does it get any better?!)

Aaron's work appeared in Life, Town & Country and Holiday magazines.

One aspect of his work that most impresses me, is that Aarons never used a stylist, or a makeup artist.

Aarons claims that his career was simply made on "photographing attractive people doing attractive things in attractive places."

What a perfect way to make a living!

Aarons has 4 photobooks that I am aware of, called

* A Wonderful Time: An Intimate Portrait of the Good Life (1974)
* Slim Aarons: Once Upon a Time (2003)
* Slim Aarons: A Place In the Sun (2005)
* Poolside with Slim Aarons (2007)

Poolside with Slim Aarons is my personal favorite, the pictures are absolutely beautiful

Here are some of my favorite pictures!


The cover of his first book A Wonderful Time: An Intimate Portrait of the Good Life (1974).

















This is a personal favorite of mine!

Slim Aarons’s iconic photograph of the Pendletons entertaining guests beside the pool of their Beverly Hills home, circa 1960. By Slim Aarons/Getty Images.

Brooks Brothers Spring 2011

Hey y'all!
Brooks Brothers has been my store of choice for a long time, they are timeless, classic, and will always be a preppy's top pick!

As Spring approaches, new outfits (and debutantes!) are making their debut into this preppy society, so here are some of my favorite pieces from this Spring 2011 Lookbook!

Some of the pieces I was not as fond of, which is highly unusual for Brooks Brothers, but a few of the mens pants, and shorts featured CARGOS!

No bueno.

However, there are 2 pieces that immediately struck my attention!

When you spot the man in the bright pants with the fabulous embroidery, and the colorful dress on the female, those are my two top picks for this upcoming season!

















Have a great Friday!




Also, I want to point out that Social Primer has teamed up with Brooks Brothers, and together they have collaborated a bowtie collection that is to die for!

Priced at just $59.50, every preppy should own (more than) one!