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Siena for the Weekend

Journal Entry #72 Saturday we jumped on a bus and headed for Siena. Arriving in Siena reminded me very much of being home. The winding roads and hills of trees made me a little homesick. I do have to say, Siena is a beautiful city that I’m so happy to of had the chance to Read More

Leather and Duomo

Journal Entry #71 We started off the day as usual with our Italian language class. Afterwards we headed off to the Scuola del Cuolo. This is a school and leather factory.  It is a family owned company, that makes many different leather products. Clients of the factory range from customers like me to Presidents of Read More

Markets in Firenze

Journal Entry #69 Italians shop for groceries everyday, they do this to get fresh food. Unlike in America we shop for weeks at a time, here they have markets to get the freshest food possible. Since on this trip I have now been to two different markets. Wednesday our professors took us to a small Read More

Visiting San Miniato Church

Journal Entry #68 Ciao! Today we went to the San Miniato Church and discussed the meaning of family with Fra. Bernardo. Church is a huge part of Florence as a city. The San Miniato Church overlooks the whole city. The two circular patterns on the face of the church represent God’s eyes, which watch and Read More

Epiphany

Journal Entry #67 Epiphany is a held on January 6th, this is the last day of the 12 days of Christmas. The main focus is the manifestation of Christ. In Florence there is a parade that starts at the Palazzo Pitti and ends in front of the Duomo. It includes the arrival of the three Read More

Preparing for Florence

Journal Entry #64 On January 2nd I will be leaving for Florence, Italy. I’ve known about this study abroad opportunity for over a year now. My sister (follow her: theblondejournals) mentioned it to me when students went last year! We are very happy to have the opportunity to go together and experience the beautiful city Read More

June Favorites

Journal Entry #63 We are half way done with 2016!!  It’s crazy how fast time fly’s, it feels like I have not completed a year of college!  July has started and so has classes.  I have decided to take a summer course to speed up the process of school.  Before we dive into July, I Read More

Summer Essentials

Journal Entry #62 Today I want to talk about my go to summer essentials.  Pretty much items that I use on a daily basis and would not be able to live without. First would be the Makeup Forever Setting Spray.  I have gone through one and a half bottles now and it is the best Read More

Monday Motivation

Journal Entry #61 Long time, no post.  So much has happened the past few months of my life and I have not found a balance.  This happens all the time to everyone.  Finding a balance in life is hard, hopefully this summer will guide me in the right direction.  Finding a routine and plan to Read More

Morphe Brushes: Brand Review

Journal Entry #60 Hello everyone!  Morphe Brushes is a California based brand with amazing makeup and brushes with crazy low prices.  This brand has been talked about by all of my favorite youtubers and bloggers.  I wanted to share the products that I have bought from them, this is not sponsored, I just love Morphe Read More

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