Thursday, April 11, 2013

My Little Bundle of JOY - Sorority Style

I will be the first to tell you that I never thought that I would become a part of a sorority! 
I attend a very small school, and we do not have nationally known sororities, but we do have our own, social and community service based sororities and they are pretty awesome!

I am apart of a sorority called, Delta Zeta Nu, we were founded in 2008!  We are small, but that's why it is awesome!  Our sister bond is so close! 

But, what I mainly wanted to talk about is my FAVORITE part of being in a sorority no matter where you are, nationally known or not.

{ I have the BEST Little in the world }

This is Joanna.

She is my little, my best friend, a bridesmaid, and literally a blessing in my life.
She (obviously) is gorgeous, but she is also a 4.0 student, a dancer, in  SGA with me, and will be attending UNCG in the FALL!!! 

You can call me a proud Big, but to truly understand I will tell you a little about us!  I will not, however, list all of them, so I will only list ten!

Random things that we like to do:
1) When we are mad (at people, situations, or having a bad day) for example, we took eggs that have gone bad, and some clementines that went bad, and we threw them at trees and pretended they were that one, two, three things...
2) When we get bored, or we just feel like doing something, we will stop what we are doing and just go on road trips...
 { This was us on the way to Tusclum College, for a boys soccer game! }

3) We like to act like we are truly twins.
4) She likes to babysit my puppy, Linix, even though I am in the other room!
5) She gives me shit back...not many people do this.  Well, you always have those annoying haters, that call out random shit and truly are hateful people, but then you have people who do it out of love :)
6) She is lactose intolerant, and I like to take her out for Sweet Frog, because it is her favorite please to go...EVER...
7) If she is having a bad day, I like to take her to school/grocery store/whatever floats your boat, and I like to blare, "Wannabe" by Spice Girls and just jam and bounce around in my car!
8) Honestly, she is all around, one of the most amazing people I know.  She has truly made a difference in my life, and having a little like her, I just dont think could ever compare.
9) The first day I met her was on her 20th birthday, and I had no idea who she was, but I found out some interesting news, cussed someone out on the phone for making her cry on her birthday, and hung up.  Then the night consisted of her laughing, inviting me to dinner and us clicking from that point on.
10) Randomness at its finest: We like cashews, only I can call her some of the things I do, she is the only one that can call me a b$*%h without me punching her :), we strive for the same goals, our friendship/sisterhood/relationship will never end, I know we will communicate every day when we part when I graduate in May and she moves on to her dream school.

She is one of those people that you can be sitting across the table, someone can say something stupid, irrelevant, rude and we will look at eachother at the exact same time and just make the "Stank Face," "Bitch please Face," "Roll your eyes Whatever Face," or we just bust out laughing. 
She might be my sister via sorority, but she's more than that.  I swear, God separated us at birth in the womb, because no one could handle us as blood sisters...

All in all, the point is to say, go for you want, because you never know what will come of it!  My little is one of my best friends (I only have 4) and I cannot imagine my life without her...

So if you are thinking about joining a sorority, I say go for it!  It's awesome, fun, filled with love and makes your life a little more amazing!


PS - After this post, I am about to take her out in the thunderstorm we are having right now, to dance in the rain!

Monday, April 8, 2013

The Down's, Up's and Puppy Ice Cream Cups

Awe, puppies are so cute!
They are just so full of joy, and happiness, and cuteness, and fun, and adorable, and and and...

{Linix "I chew on everything" Herre}
{Age: 1 year and 3 months}
{Rescue Puppy}

{Fun Fact: this picture is the first day we met Linix, and took her home!}
{There's a photo of Adam and Linix at the end :)}

This cute little thing, adopted in June of 2012,  decided it would be great to eat anything and everything in sight.  Yes, I know she was a puppy, she was only 4 months old when we got her, but I thought that after time she would, you know, STOP eating everything.

Within about two weeks, she ate 8 pairs of my shoes, not just one, but both shoes within the pair.  But, just recently she ate her dog bed, and when I say ate, I mean ATE, I wish I had a picture for you!  So, due to her lovely eating habits, Adam and I went out and bought another bed, and since she likes the memory foam of our bed, we decided to get her that type of doggie bed, thinking she wouldn't chew at it if we got her something she really enjoyed; nope, she ate it, but not bad, we took it away before it got worse!

But, all in all, you can't stay upset with her, because, well, just look at that face.  So, the point of this post is to help you other Mummy and Daddy's to their puppies out there, be able to [hopefully] distract them from plowing their path with their chompers.

 Cassie's List of Puppy Yummy's:

  1. Nylabone! - they come in all shapes and sizes, but recently I found this site, and they sell them for cheap and they even have a Dinosaur Nylabone.
  2. KONG - I think buying this, was the smartest decision I made for Linix, she does not stop playing with it!  And, it doesn't break apart!  Splurging on the KONG is something I highly recommend; they have them for all ages of doggies.  I put peanut butter, treats, or greek yogurt inside!
  3. Ice Cream! - This might sound crazy, but making doggie ice cream is cheap and healthy.  I found this recipe on Pinterest, but I couldn't find it to give you the link, but I memorized the recipe:
    • 1 banana
    • 1 cup peanut butter (up to your discretion)
    • 2 cups natural yogurt or greek yogurt
    • 2 tbls honey
  • Smash the banana, stir with yogurt.
  •  Warm the peanut butter (this makes it easy to stir in)
  • Mix err'thing together!
  • Put into an ice cube tray, or some people use an empty egg carton.
  • Freeze over night!
Alright, y'all that is all I have for tonight!  I hope this helped in some way!


Friday, April 5, 2013

A Day in the Life of a Mess(er)

Hello :)

       I just thought I would tell you a little bit about myself and my hectic life!
My name is Cassie Messer, I am a twenty-one year old, graphic design enthusiast, devil pup, phenomenal baker, crafty individual, who enjoys learning and absorbing new things on a daily basis.

       I am currently a student at a beautiful college, in the mountainous region of North Carolina.  I am taking 26 credit hours, yes, twenty-six, eight more hours then the limit.  Whew, but with this I am graduating a year early, May 2013.  I am born and bred in Maryland, I am half kiwi (New Zealand-my mum's side) and I recently visited this beautiful country in December with my fiance!  I met my other half, in college, so I guess you can call us "College Sweethearts" and we are getting married in the beautiful town of Elkin, North Carolina in September.

 The purpose of this blog is for anything and everything!  Things you can expect are:

  • Inspiration
  • Wedding Planning - the sweet and the sour
  • Traveling
  • Tutorials
  • Tips and Tricks
  • Baking
  • Randoms
      Some things to know about me and my blogging process; I am new to this, so please be easy on me, until I get the swing of things. I refuse to be fake, I am going to tell you like it is, tell you how it worked for me, and I will always be truthful. And one last thing that you can rely on, is that I am here not only for myself, but for you as well, I will always try and make you smile!

Well, that is basically it!  This is me, my life, my mess!