Enjoying Spring

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After what seems like an endless winter, spring finally seems to be in the air. The surest sign for me? I don’t have to wear a jacket anymore! I am beyond happy to start breaking out the shorts and sandals. The flowers are starting to come up and yesterday (much to my delight) was the first day I was able to sit out on the quad with my homework. Getting some sun felt SO good.

Yesterday, my boyfriend reluctantly agreed to be featured in an outfit of the day post. He just looked so casually springy that I had to share. So, here’s what we were wearing:

On Matt: shirt, Lands’ End Canvas; shorts, American Eagle; boat shoes, Dockers.

On me: sunglasses, Maui Jim; shirt, J.Crew Factory; shorts, Old Navy; boat shoes, Sperry.

How have you been enjoying the weather?

xoxo, Karoline

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Relay for Life

According to RelayforLife.org, “In May 1985, Dr. Gordy Klatt walked and ran for 24 hours around a track in Tacoma, Washington, ultimately raising $27,000 to help the American Cancer Society fight the nation’s biggest health concern – cancer. A year later, 340 supporters joined the overnight event. Since those first steps, the Relay For Life movement has grown into a worldwide phenomenon, raising more than $4 billion to fight cancer” (RelayforLife.org).

Relay for Life is an over night, community fundraising walk, taking taking place on a track. Fundraising teams are made, and they camp out around the track, with members on the team taking turns walking throughout the night. Activities, entertainment, and games make Relay for Life events fun and exciting!

It’s that ‘Relay’ time of year again! Are you part of a community that puts on a Relay for Life event? If so, what are you waiting for? Get a team together and start fundraising! All money raised goes  to benefit the American Cancer Society and supports the fight against Cancer.

I am very excited to participate in a Relay for Life event this Friday at Bridgewater State University. As a college community, (as of today) BSU has raised over $43,000 to support the American Cancer Society via a Relay for Life event!!! (Go Bears!)

Relay for Life ‘s theme color is purple; the purple ribbon is the universal sign designated to represent all Cancers. Add a couple purple accents and accessories to your wardrobe to help “paint your community purple”, and spread awareness about Relay for Life!

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I ‘Relay’ for SarahBoczanowski and Cathy Brossi, two very important people to me, whose lives have been effected by Cancer. With individuals coming together, small communities will be able to make a huge impact on those suffering from Cancer, by spreading hope, awareness, and support to loved ones who need it, and honor to all survivors.

Why do you ‘Relay’?

XO, Christine

DONATE to Relay for Life TODAY!!! 🙂

Click HERE to learn more about Relay for Life!

Outfit of the Day 12/18/2012

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This is an outfit I wore to one of my Phi Sigma Sigma sorority chapter meetings this past semester! I love the way the navy in the shirt and the sea foam green from the cardigan compliment each other.

Clothing 

Button Down Shirt– J.Crew

Cardigan– H&M

Skirt/Belt– H&M

Shoes– Forever 21

Accessories

Fresh Water Pearl Earrings and Necklace– Target

Cape Cod Bracelet – Gift from my Mother

Watch– Guess

XO, Christine

Theater Appreciation!

One thing I love to do (especially during the holiday season) is get out to the theater. Ever since taking an American Musical Theater class at my school, I’ve been hooked on the art! Getting dressed up to go a show, ballet, or musical is so exciting and fun, there is so much talent out there just waiting to be seen. Plus, going to a play makes for a great date night!

After I discovered my new found appreciation and love for theater, I’ve made an effort to see quite a few shows this past season—

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Pippin. I saw Diane Paulus’ musical production of Pippin at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.)  in Cambridge a couple days ago. Some major stars like Andrea Martin, Patina Miller, Terrence Mann, and other acrobats from all over the world came together to perform in such a fantastic specical. This show was absolutely incredible and I highly recommend it. Plus, the A.R.T. has student tickets that are really cheap!

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A Christmas Carol & Winterdance. While its not possible for me to always get out to Boston to see a show, right at my own school I’ve been able to see two procutions very recently—Charles Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol, and Winterdance, a dance production put on by Bridgewater State University’s Dance Company. Check out what performances your University’s theater department is working on, grab some friends and take advantage of them–tickets are probably really cheap or even free for students!

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The Nutcracker. Whats up next for me is hopefully The Nutcracker! I absolutely love this ballet around Christmas time and the Boston Ballet does a fantastic job performing it every year. I have seen The Nutcracker before– every other year or so one of my best friends from home, Samantha, and I go and see it as a Christmas tradition, it never gets old!

Have you been to any theater performances recently? Leave it in the comments!

XO, Christine

Collins Tuohy

This past week, I had the pleasure of meeting Collins Tuohy.  You might know Collins as a member of the Tuohy family, the ones that the movie The Blind Side was based on.  I loved that movie and the story of how the Tuohy’s took Michael Oher in.  So, I was really excited when I found out that Collins was coming to Bridgewater to speak!

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I’m the President of my class and a member of the SGA, and we’re the ones that put on the campus speaker series.  Because of that, we all got to hang out with Collins and ask her questions before and after her speech. Collins said that it’s really strange having someone play your family in a movie.  She had to watch the movie 8 or nine times before she could get past analyzing all the little details of her and her family’s life on the screen.  One thing that I thought was funny was that she and Lily Collins, the actress that portrayed her, would fight about who would get the clothes from the movie!  I thought that was pretty cool.  Also, Lily actually wore a lot of Collins’ real clothes in the film.  I also thought it was cool how she referred to Sandra Bullock as “Sandy”–like it was nothing to meet an Oscar-winning actress!  Collins also confirmed that, yes, Tim McGraw is just as good-looking in person.

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One thing that she said really stuck with me, though.  At one point in her speech, she brought up the magic and the giving spirit of the Christmas season.  She said “everyone from Jesus to Hallmark” is telling you to give to others.  Collins encouraged us to “make everyday Christmas” by helping others and trying to do at least one small thing for a complete stranger.  I don’t know about you, but it’s advice I’m certainly going to try to follow!

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