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Friday, February 28, 2014

Trusting the System

If you know me at all, you know that I am a serious worrier. It's quite a problem. I get very anxious and nervous about anything and everything important coming up, be it a quiz in Calculus or applying for a new job.

My first instinct is not to go with the flow. I don't automatically believe that everything is going to be fine, and I often make myself sick over something that's going to happen. For example, the week before I was supposed to hear from Rhodes, my parents went out of the country, leaving me in charge of my brother, our house, and our three dogs, one of which has an illness, for an entire week.

I was in panic mode. In addition to everything I had to do regularly (homework, swim practice, etc.), I was now responsible for 4 other lives and a house. I'll admit, I was so relieved when they came home. I felt like a huge burden had been lifted off of my shoulders, because that same day I received my acceptance letter, and I was no longer responsible for running my household.

However, I learned so much from that week. What I should've done, was to be confident and calm throughout the duration of my parents' absence. They clearly trusted me to take care of everything, and it all turned out just fine.

I am a big believer in the idea that if someone or something didn't think you could handle it, they wouldn't have asked you to do it.

So, I'm coming up with a new mantra for myself - "Trust the system." This means trusting that a teacher's review packet is enough, or that my parents know what they're doing when they ground me for a week. It's essentially letting go of things I cannot control.















My reasoning for this is that when I get stressed about something, I just need to remind myself that everything will be alright. All I need to do is trust the system.

xx, Victoria

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Undo It

Channeling my inner Carrie Underwood here... just kidding!

The older I get, the more I realize how many mistakes I make/have made. It can be really disheartening to see what all I did wrong, and it's even worse when a mistake I've made affects my relationship with someone.

So, what you have to do it "undo" whatever you've done. I'm not talking hitting ctrl+z here (if only it were that easy), but more like accepting, apologizing, and amending whatever it is you did wrong.

Accepting
I often find myself in denial that I was even wrong in the first place. When I get in fights with my mom, I hesitate to openly admit that I was wrong, no matter what it was (something I need to work on for sure). I can't say I have any tips to get over this, but what has helped me in the past was thinking about my relationship with the person. Is it really worth losing an entire relationship over a squabble? I almost always answer no, and this helps me accept that I made a mistake.





















Yeah...definitely not worth losing my relationship with this one over!

Apologizing
This is my least favorite part. I have to swallow my pride and just apologize to the person. This is the "ripping the bandaid" part off. It's hardest if you don't really think you were wrong, but if you're apologizing before you accept your mistake, are you genuinely apologizing? I think the worst mistake you can make, besides whatever it is that you did, is to falsely apologize. It's easy to do this though, especially if the person you're apologizing to has something you want or need. I would definitely encourage y'all to take some more time to accept your mistake if this is the case. Only apologize when you can genuinely mean it!

Making Amends
The final step to getting past a mistake is making amends through action. If you spilled coffee over your sister's dress, either get the stain out or buy her a replacement. If you yelled at your mom, offer to do the next load of laundry or to go pick up your brother from soccer practice. This shows the person that you've wronged that you actually meant what you said, and it helps you all move past it.

I hope this has helped y'all! Mistakes are so tough for me, and figuring this all out has helped me so much over the years.

xx, Victoria

PS - did you see The College Prepster's post this morning? She keeps a notebook next to her bed too! Great minds think alike? ;)

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

End of an Era

If you've been on here lately, you know that State was last weekend.

I didn't swim the way I wanted to.

My team was amazing. I mean they were truly amazing. However, I couldn't help being jealous. I know that it's horrible to say, but if I'm being truly honest, I was jealous. My heart was aching from jealousy as I saw them accept medals on the podiums or as they walked out of the ready room to thousands of people cheering in the stands.

My freshman & sophomore years, that was me. I was on top of the world. I had amazing grades, great friends, and I was fast. At the end of my sophomore year, I got hurt. I've been handling a shoulder injury for almost two years, and normally I can handle it. State broke my heart.

I was hoping to go fast enough that I could make the A relay and swim at night (the fastest 16 relays swim again in finals), but I didn't make it. I was crying for about 3 hours, and I felt the hugs and hugs of my teammates around me as they showed their love and support. They knew how badly I wanted to swim in finals again. And they knew how much it broke my heart to not be able to do it.















When I got home, naturally I was watching One Tree Hill. I was honestly just trying to distract myself from how sad I felt. Nathan, one of the main characters, said "Numbers are funny. They can measure you, time you, and analyze you all they want....Well, the truth is they can't measure any of it: heart, want need....You can't measure a dream."

I know it sounds cliche, but after hearing this, I felt so much better. My times, my medals, my ribbons, all of it was just a bunch of numbers. A place, a record, a time. All of these things were numerical representations of all of the work I had done, of all of the hours and hours I spent practicing and competing, but not one of them showed how badly I wanted to succeed. None of those numbers showed my work ethic, none of them showed how much I loved my team, and none of them showed how heartbroken I was after State.

High school swimming is over.

It's time for a new beginning, in which my dream can grow even more.

xx,

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Video: School Supply Organization

I feel like I am on a video kick lately...and I like it. Something about being able to actually show you all what I'm talking about when I describe how I do my everyday makeup or how I organize my school things feels better to me, and they are so fun to shoot (even alone in my room!).

So, here's my school supply video!

Posts mentioned:
1. APUSH Note-Taking
2. Senior Chapel Talk
3. Planner Organization

Headband (similar) | Nail Polish | Pencil Pouches | Binder | Le Pen Pens | Planner

Please let me know if you have any other video suggestions, or something else about my school supplies that you want to know. As always, thank you for watching/reading!

xx, Victoria

PS - have you checked out that followers tab over there (-->)? Please join!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Work It Out

Perhaps one of my favorite things to look at is desks.

I will even search "desks" on Pinterest and enjoy the time vortex that comes after. Some people just nail down the perfect combination of style & function, and I draw inspiration for my own desk. The following are some photos that some of my daily reads have posted on their blogs:

"Southern Curls & Pearls"





















"Gal Meets Glam"
















"With Love from Kat"





















"The College Prepster"















"Design Darling"





















"Sequins & Stripes"





















I think I need a huge Mac monitor and some adorable prints on my wall. At least, that's what my dream desk will have anyways.

At the end of March, I will be participating in a "workspace linkup" (similar to the Blogger Breakfast in Bed) and will reveal my desk then! Stay tuned!

xx, Victoria

Saturday, February 22, 2014

A Lion

If you know my friend Emily at all, you know that she has major ambition. She is: a coxswain, an award-winning model UN delegate, former class president, talented violin player, brilliant mathematician, and that's only a handful of the things she does.

She's pretty much superwoman (did I mention her ridiculously high GPA?).

Earlier this month, she gave her chapel talk (see mine & an explanation of what that is here). Her focus was on not being afraid to go after what you want, regardless of what others may say or think. She talked about having ambition for yourself and for your friends.

I think she had some great points. She talked about how in general, girls are afraid to be ambitious for fear of coming off too strong, or for looking like...well, you know what the word is.

I stumbled upon this quote on Tumblr, and was instantly inspired to do something with in in Graphic Design class.





















After making this graphic, I realized that this definitely ties in with Emily's chapel talk. Her talk was about not being afraid to get what you want, and not letting others bring you down. This quote hit home for me. Often, I will change my opinion just to be more likable. How sad is that?! I shouldn't ever have to do that, and neither should you.

Today, take a tip from my friend Emily. Be bold, be fearless, and go get what you want.

And remember, "A lion does not lose sleep over the opinions of sheep."

xx, Victoria

Friday, February 21, 2014

Pretty Fit

Working out is not my favorite thing. Unless it's swim practice, I don't normally enjoy myself. I hate to run, I hate to sweat, and it's just...ew.

However, there is something that motivates me to go workout...cute clothes. Sad, but true, there are some adorable workout clothes out there that make me want to go run a few miles.

Nike "Luxe Running Tights"

















Lululemon "Core Kicker Tank"





















Lululemon "Fly Away Tamer Headband"





















Athleta "Chaturanga Capri"





















Balega Outdoor "Hidden Comfort Socks"





















Nike "Tempo Track Short"





















If you see any more cute workout clothes/stores please let me know!

xx, Victoria

PS check out my guest post on Abigail's blog! Hers will be on here next week!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

What I'm Listening To

With State being this past weekend, I was in dire need of some new jams. And by jams, I mean serious pump-up music.

Every year, the seniors on the swim team make a "State CD" - a compilation of songs that are supposed to inspire/rally every swimmer who listens to them.

1. Pumping Blood (Chainsmoker Remix)// Nono No

2. Do My Thang // Miley Cyrus

3. Talk Dirty (feat. 2 Chainz) // Jason Derulo

4. Love Me Again // John Newman

5. Let It Be (feat. Veela) // Blackmill

6. Dark Horse (feat. Juicy J) // Katy Perry

7. And We Danced (feat. Ziggy Stardust) // Macklemore

8. FU (feat. French Montana) // Miley Cyrus

9. I Don't Wanna Care Right Now (feat. MDMA) // Lupe Fiasco

10. Call Your Girlfriend // Robyn

11. Give It 2 U (feat. Kendrick Lamar) // Robin Thicke

12. Untouched // The Veronicas

13. Levels // Avicii

14. Bruce Willis Was Dead the Whole Time // Super Mash Bros

15.  Cinderella Man // Eminem

16. Strange Clouds (feat. Lil Wayne) // B.o.B.

17. We On // Ace Hood

18. Heads Will Roll (A-Trak Remix) // Yeah Yeah Yeahs

19. We Will Rock You VonLichten// Queen + VonLichten

The underlined ones were my personal picks for this CD. This was so fun to put together, but be warned - very few of these songs have clean lyrics.

Do you have any pump-up songs? Do tell!

xx, Victoria

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Video: Everyday Waves Tutorial

Hair for me is such a struggle. My hair can be unruly one day and wonderful the next. No matter what it's doing, if I have the time, my everyday waves style always works. I made a video to show you all how to get the look! Please excuse how funny my voice sounds, I'm getting sick! Also I apologize for the awkward...but hey that's how I am. Enjoy!
This is my first hair video, so let me know what you guys think!

Products used:
1. Not Your Mother's Heat Protectant Spray
2. Herbal Essences Volumizing Hair Spray
3. Pantene BB Cream

Have a great day!

xx, Victoria

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

On My Shelf

When I was little, I was quite the bookworm. I think it started when my parents read to me every single night, without fault. Regardless, reading was a very important part of my life.

Over the years, I've found that I have less and less time to read. When I climb into bed every night, I'm just exhausted. I don't have the energy to plow through a couple pages of even the best books. But, today I wanted to share a few books that I go back to when I have the time.

Beloved by Toni Morrison
I read this as a part of my AP Language class last year. I hated it at first. It was creepy, it was complicated, and it was downright weird. But, when I finished it, I realized that I actually loved it. It was haunting and brilliant, and once I understood it, I loved it.





















A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
If you love French History (aka me!) you will love this book. It's set between London & Paris during the French Revolution. It is one part action, one part love story, one part historical novel. It's everything I could every want.





















The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Please excuse me as I jump on the bandwagon here, but hey, it's a great book. Something about Charlie's voice resounds within every high schooler's head, and I think that's why the book was so successful.  I also like the format the book is in - letters. It makes it more personal and raw, like it isn't a perfect fairytale, but rather a story.





















Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
This book is also kinda weird, but it's just...wow. Billy's story gets in your head and makes you wonder if you live in a reality, or if your dreams can be reality. The book is a conflict between different streams of consciousness, and it can be hard to follow at times. But, it's worth it; so it goes.
Something about each of these stories draws me in and keeps me coming back for more. I hold each of these stories dear to my heart. What stories do you always go back to?

xx, Victoria

Monday, February 17, 2014

Video: Frequently Asked Questions

A few weeks ago, I realized that a lot of the e-mails I was receiving were common questions. I was starting to get bogged down by replying to similar questions each time, so I realized the best thing to do would be to answer all of the questions in a video! One of the questions is more of a specific question than general, but I had a few other questions that were similar, so I felt that it qualified.
I hope that this answers all of your questions! If I didn't get to your question or I didn't answer it in enough detail, please send me an e-mail and I would love to make sure you have the answers you need!

xx, Victoria

Friday, February 14, 2014

What to Wear {First Date}

I think we can all agree that first dates are terrifying.

You're nervous about the guy coming to pick you up, you're scared that you'll have lettuce in your teeth or that your breath will smell bad if he goes in for that first kiss. I mean...there are so many things that could go wrong, yes?

But, another thing we can all agree on is that when you have a great outfit, you just feel better.

Now, clearly what you choose to wear will depend on what you're doing, so here are some options!

The Dance
If you're in high school or college, it's actually fairly likely that your first date with this guy will be for an event, usually a semi-formal dance. One of the most important things you can do is to figure out how tall this guy is. You don't want to be taller than your guy, especially on the first date!

















Unfortunately you can't see my heels here, but they were nude pumps - always a good option! They go with everything and they will make your legs look miles long. As you can see in the group photo above, everyone is dressed in cocktail dresses with heels. When in doubt, always go with an LBD! They'll never go out of style!

Dinner & Movie
The most classic date of all time - dinner and a movie. I personally don't like movies on first dates; there's pressure to do the whole put-the-arm-around thing and you can't talk or get to know them! But I know that on my first date with my boyfriend I was scared to death because of all places, he picked a burger place. I mean, come on. First date and I was going to go eat perhaps the most unattractive and non-graceful entreé known to man. Fortunately he ended up switching the plan (can I get a hallelujah?), but I still went with my original outfit plan, jeans & a top.





















Although this is a picture from when I went out with some girlfriends, the idea is the same!

Concert
This isn't exactly the most common first date, but hey it counts. Since I live in the south most concerts that I go to are country, which of course calls for a dress and boots!























If only I could go on a date with Luke Bryan. Happy Valentines day to you all!


xx, Victoria

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Video: State 2014

Today, I am leaving to compete in the Tennessee High School State Championship Swim Meet.

I cannot believe that this will my last state meet; I love state more than anything. State has always been good to me - my freshman year, I was 11th in the state in the 500 free, and my sophomore year I had the privilege of representing my team on a finalist relay team. Just to be clear, there are on average 1,500 swimmers at this meet represented by over 400 teams. Every single kid who qualifies for this meet is there.

A few months ago, I knew that I wanted to do something special for my team, and something that would also promote school spirit surrounding the swim team. I had seen other schools put up videos before major competitions, so I thought that perhaps this would be something good to do for my team.

Now, I am no video expert. I had never even opened iMovie before starting this project. I had absolutely no idea how to do this, but I taught myself and figured it all out as I went along. Overall, I am really pleased with how the video turned out, and I'm also glad I learned how to use iMovie - I used it to make my last makeup tutorial and plan to use it to edit all future videos!

Check out the State video and let me know what you think!
Have a great day, and GO BRUISERS!

xx, Victoria

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Bedtime Routine

Sleep does not come easily for me. When I finally settle my body down, my mind starts whirling around with things I need to do and such.

Over time, I've figured out a few tips & tricks to help myself fall asleep.

Write it down.
I keep a small notebook by my bed to write down all of those rambling to-do lists that are in my head. This calms me down so much once I have a concrete list of things that I can check off in the morning.





















Clean up.
I like to take my showers right before bed. I feel like I'm washing the day away, and climbing into bed all warm and clean is one of the best feelings. Lavender soap is by far my favorite.





















Read something.
I'm still reading Looking for Alaska, (I'm a very leisurely reader) but it's been a great way to wind down at the end of the day. Another thing I like to do is watch some Netflix (see my favorite shows here!).

I usually take Melatonin to fall asleep as well.

Do you have any tips for falling asleep? Sleep tight tonight!

xx, Victoria

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Four Eyes

About 2 years ago, I got my first pair of glasses. I had had perfect vision my entire life, but suddenly I found myself struggling to be able to see the board clearly in class, or to read street signs that were more than a few yards away.

I was the only person in my family who didn't have to have glasses, and I was more than hesitant to get a pair. I didn't feel that glasses would look good on me, and I just really didn't want them.

Enter Kate Spade.

I tried on several pairs of glasses, and these were absolutely perfect (no longer available online).
























After I got used to wearing them, my confidence increased. I actually like wearing glasses now! I feel a little smarter and a little sassier. Plus, they're like accessories for your face (you can even skip other accessories after you pop them on!).

Do you wear glasses?

xx, Victoria

PS one of my favorite glasses gals, Abigail, will be guest posting on here sometime soon so check back to see what she has to say!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Netflix Dramas

If you know me at all, you know that I am a huge Netflix junkie. My friends and family think that I have a major addiction, and well, yeah, they're right.

I can go through multiple seasons in a matter of weeks. Since I go through so many shows, I thought today I would share my favorite series with you all.

The O.C.
Oh, the love I have for Seth Cohen. The O.C. is witty, heartwarming, and it just gives me California-fever like no other. There are unfortunately only 4 seasons of this show, but the 4th one is honestly just awful. After you watch the season 3 finale you'll see why. All in all, this is definitely worth watching





















Desperate Housewives
If you have tons and tons of free time on your hands, watch Desperate Housewives. This is such a time-vortex but oh my goodness is it good. There is so much drama and fascinating scenarios at all times, there is honestly never a dull moment. There are 8 seasons, and every single one of them are non-stop drama.












One Tree Hill
I'm currently watching this right now, and I am seriously in love. Nathan Scott...#swoon. But really, if you want a relatable, heartwarming, heartbreaking, drama, definitely check out One Tree Hill. I've only watched 4 seasons of it, but I can't wait to go through the other 5 (there are 9 total). Also, if you love some classic early 2000s style, or if you like making fun of it, this is all definitely worth a watch.


















Grey's Anatomy
The love I have for McDreamy. Oh, my. If you want a somewhat gory medical drama definitely check out Grey's. There are 8 seasons on Netflix (the 9th is on TV right now) and it's just wonderful. You will fall in love with some of the characters and despise others. There's also a spinoff series called "Private Practice" that is definitely worth checking out!














Do you guys have any amazing shows on Netflix? I'm going to blow through OTH soon and need a new one! Let me know!

xx, Victoria

Friday, February 7, 2014

Power Snacks

As a student-athlete I have a crazy crazy schedule. I often have practice before and after school, and then I come home to tackle my heaps of homework. It takes a lot of energy for me just to survive the day, much less conquer it. One of the things I've learned the hard way over the years is to have the proper fuel. I honestly will not make it to lunch without a midmorning snack, and when I get home from afternoon practice I'm starving.

My ideal snack is a combination of protein and carbohydrates. This mix will keep you full and energized, so here are three of my favorite combos:

1. Greek Yogurt and Pretzels
I'm head over heels in love with Chobani's Apple Cinnamon Nonfat Yogurt. It tastes like applesauce except it is filling, and it has a great texture. I pair it with pretzels to add some carbs, and this makes for a sweet & salty snack.

















2. Turkey & Cheese Roll-Ups
These are great on the go. All you have to do is take a slice of turkey, a slice of cheese, and roll them together and you're done. I have found these to be great post-workout snacks because of their high protein content, and they're even better if you can pop them in the microwave. You can also make these with sticks of string cheese.
















3. Grapes & Almonds
This snack is great if you're craving something sweet. Just grab a handful of grapes, a handful of almonds (Blue Diamond Almonds are my favorite) and you have yourself a healthy snack! The salted almonds are my personal favorite, but you could get away with chocolate covered ones if you really have a sweet tooth.






















To see more snack ideas check out my "Food" board and my "Fit" board on Pinterest!
Please shoot me an email or comment if you have any other snack suggestions! I always love trying new ones!

xx, Victoria

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Behind the Blog

Today, I want to give credit where it is most definitely due.

I would like to introduce you all to my dear friend, Ellen.
























{On Victoria} Skirt: Anthropologie | Shirt: Gap | Clutch: Marley Lilly | Bracelets: Lily & Laura
{On Ellen} Dress: Lilly Pulitzer (no longer available online) | Sandals: Jack Rodgers

We've been friends for almost 10 years, and I honestly couldn't run this blog without her.

She is the sounding board for every single idea I have, and she also helps me by coming up with great suggestions and ideas of her own. Plus, did I mention she has great style? She's been a "voice of reason" in helping me not go too crazy on here.

Check her out on Pinterest to get a better glimpse of her style!

You have to love great friends. I hope you all have someone in your life like Ellen.

xx, Victoria

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

The Saving Student

At the beginning of December, I realized that I was basically...well, broke. I had worked 12 hour days all summer long and had somehow blown through all of my money in one semester. I was baffled at this - how had I gone through all of that money so quickly?

As I went back through my bank statements, I found what got me - small, insignificant purchases. I was going to Starbucks at least once a day ($120.00 per month), going to Whole Foods 2-3 times a week ($80-120 per month), and buying ridiculous amounts of unnecessary items from places like Target and iTunes ($60 per month).
















































It's pretty easy to see where all of my money went.

After I endured that embarrassing shock of "Well, shoot, I'm broke," I set out on a plan to get a better grip on my money. I also realized that since I'm going to college next year, I'm going to have to do a better job of budgeting.

The first thing I did to get my finances back on track was meet with my banker. I called my bank and set up an appointment, and it was really helpful. They helped me understand where my money had gone and how to prevent a situation like this in the future.

The next thing I did was get to work. My parents generously offered to pay me to do things they didn't want to do, like ironing all of my brother's school clothes (his uniform is a button down, tie, and khakis), or organizing my mom's office. I also started babysitting a lot more, and I asked my swim coach for a job teaching swim lessons.

Now that I have a somewhat stable balance in my bank account, I plan on maintaining it. I have stopped going to Starbucks daily (although I still go about once a week as a treat), and I learned how to make the drinks I wanted at home. I also figured out a way to get most of the foods I was craving from Whole Foods in my kitchen - enter Pinterest and my awesome mom. By coming up with other Boredom Busters, I no longer go to Target or other places just because I'm bored.

My plan to be more money-minded will continue on into the summer. As I begin working again, I know that I will have to save that money to get me through my first year of college, and I will also need to have a cushion in the event of unforeseen expenses (aka my car wreck this past fall).

Do you have any tips for better managing your money? Please let me know! Shoot me an e-mail or comment below!

xx, Victoria

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Notice Anything?

See that sidebar over there? -->

Yeah, that wasn't there a few days ago. I spent a ridiculous amount of time over the weekend doing some formatting changes on here!

I also figured out how to get Pinterest to link up with all of my photos - if you hover over any photo on here, a little red "P" will show up in the corner waiting for you to click on it and Pin the photo! How cool is that?!

I am technologically challenged and had a really tough time getting all of the widgets and badges to install properly and come out aesthetically pleasing. However, I think I finally got it all down!

You can always use my other social media pages to keep up with me!

See for my favorites in all style and beauty categories, and as I digitally design my future dorm room.
























All of my personal photos with friends, family, teammates, etc.

See for blog-related posts, events, updates, etc.
























In case you just can't get enough of my witty comments ;)

A less-organized but broader version of my Pinterest account.
























Have a great day!
xx, Victoria

Monday, February 3, 2014

Senior Night

My oh my, how the time has passed. Friday night was senior night as my team took on our final duel meet of the season against our rival team. I am thrilled to report that for the first time in 10 years (!!!) we won out over a team that is consistently nationally ranked!

Before the meet, we took a few minutes to recognize each of the graduating seniors.

My bio read something like, "Victoria Norris is a four year varsity swimmer and this year's captain. She is a member of FCA, the National Honor Society, National Beta Club, and is a volunteer at Erlanger Hospital. She will be attending Rhodes College in the fall."

It was so bittersweet to be up there though. I loved getting recognized as a senior, don't get me wrong, but man is it sad that the time has already come and gone.



























On Saturday night, I went to my first (and last) high school basketball game. I really am no basketball fan at all, but it was fun to spend time with my friends.


















For all of my younger high school readers - time flies. I know it sounds cliché, but really, it goes by faster than you'll ever imagine.

xx, Victoria

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Blogger Breakfast in Bed!

Good morning!

I know that it's early, but today I have a treat for you all. 

Early last month, Dorothy from Prep in Your Step posted that she would be hosting a humongous blogger collaboration. After seeing how awesome this was going to be, I knew that I wanted to participate. 
























And without further adieu here are her questions (and my own answers!).


What is the first thing you do on a lazy Saturday morning?
I almost always have swim practice, so once my feet hit the floor, I'm off to get ready to swim! On a lazy Saturday, I usually gravitate towards Pinterest or Netflix before I have to be anywhere. 
Gotta love the post-swimming selfie!





















What would your ideal breakfast be, don't forget the coffee?!
I'm not a big breakfast person, so two scrambled eggs & a Starbucks Skinny Café Mocha would be perfect for me!

If you could have woken up this morning and been anywhere, where would it be?
I would be in Memphis at my future school, Rhodes!

{And just for fun }What is your favorite instagram filter?
Hmm... XX Pro II. 


Just for fun, here are the pajamas that I would seriously love to dream in...

























Be sure to stop by Prep in Your Step and take a look at all of the other blogs that are involved! Have a wonderful day.

xx, Victoria

PS - Check out my new Instagram page that I made just for my blog account!