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Presenting Delta Gamma’s Newest Alumnae

This was the most bittersweet shoot yet. I had the honor of taking the graduation photos for the girls I have considered my role models in DG since day one. Each and every one of them has made an impact on my life in ways they can’t even imagine and I wouldn’t be the person I am today if it wasn’t for their guidance. Our Delta Gamma Chapter will be losing 33 seniors this weekend to the real world. Frankly, it doesn’t seem quite real yet. These are the women who have made our chapter the strong, loving, and sought after sisterhood you see on our campus. They are the leaders in our community, the straight-A students, the ones Doing Good at a community service event on a Saturday morning, and the last ones to leave the dance floor. Their influence goes far beyond our chapter room so hey world, get ready. It will forever be an honor that I can call them my role models, friends, and most importantly sisters.

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Brittany’s Graduation Shoot

Brittany, another one of my beautiful and sassy Delta Gamma sisters will officially be a USF alumna a week from today. I had the honor of taking her downright gorgeous pictures this past week and adored every moment of our little photo shoot. It was an adventure to say the least… we played with some flowers, explored new parts of campus, and made friends with quite a few of the famous USF squirrels.

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The Tampa Food Truck Rally

Food trucks have become overwhelmingly popular over the past few years, so much that there seems to be a different one for each subculture food group. No matter what kind of obscure or bizarre food you could be in the mood for, there is probably a truck ready to serve it. And who would have thought that Tampa is one of the largest food truck hubs in the US? Not this girl, that’s for sure. Tampa is actually home to the World’s Largest Food Truck Rally, which occurs every March. Along with the food truck cafeteria downtown almost every afternoon, there is an assortment of food trucks parked right on USF campus every Monday thru Friday near USF Health.

Last night Kelsey, Kasey, and I were adventurous enough to head over to the rally right across the street at MOSI, which they have one Friday each month. The trucks ranged from classics like cupcakes and wings to strictly lobster and German sausage trucks and everything in between. After meandering around checking out all of our options Kelsey and Kasey decided on some sort of traditional yet funky Hawaiian truck, while I went with the ever so popular Renny’s Asian-fusion truck. Everything. was. awesome. We practically licked our paper plates and styrofoam containers clean. I had the Soba, Kelsey had a healthy wrap, and Kasey and fancy chili, but there are so many other tasty foods I have left to try.

So if you are up for a culinary adventure and are in Tampa, FL make sure to check out the local food truck schedule, maybe I’ll see you there!

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Jake’s Senior Photo Shoot

Just thinking about the fact that my LITTLE brother will be graduating high school in June and is headed to the University of Florida in the fall terrifies me. Actually, it makes me want to cry. He is my best friend and we have so much effing fun together. Jake, I can’t express how proud I am of you. You are so incredibly smart, a born comedian, and most importantly a gentleman.  You inspire me to be better every single day and I love you so much nink-a-dink.ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

 

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Omelette-In-A-Bag Bar

 

 

 

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If there is one thing I’m an expert on, it’s omelettes. They are literally the best form of egg. The only problem is when trying to eat them at family gatherings and brunches no one is able to enjoy them at the same time since they take so gosh darn long. However, this Easter my grandma came up with the answer to all of our problems with one fool-proof plan and a couple of ziplock bags.

 

We simply had an “Omelette-In-A-Bag Bar”.

 

All you need is:

 

  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Different bowls of cheeses, veggies, and meats (it’s all up to you)
  • Pot of boiling water
  • 1 Ziplock bag per person
  • a Sharpie

 

First get a pot of water to a boil on the stove. As the water heats up you have time to get started on your omelette. Each person grabs a plastic baggie and writes their name on it (just so you know the difference when you take them all out of the pot). Then everyone cracks 2 eggs each and puts a splash of milk into their very own bag. After that it’s a free-for-all with what you want to mix in to your bag. The more cheese, veggies, and meat, the better. When you are finished adding all of your ingredients to your own bag, you close it up, and mush it around in your hands, making sure everything is completely mixed together. Once everyone is all done mixing their little concoctions in their plastic bags, place all the bags into the pot of boiling water for 13 minutes. At 13 minutes they should be all cooked and ready to take out of the pot. Simply return each bag o’ omelette to it’s rightful owner and they are free to open the bag and plop the beautiful, almost picturesque omelette onto their plates.

 

 

 

It’s as easy as that! They taste fluffy, look as though they were flipped to perfection, and the best part is that everyone can enjoy them together!

 

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My delicious creation’s before and after pictures.

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Kaitlyn’s Graduation Shoot

The day has almost arrived where our beloved seniors will soon hear their names called and get to walk down that long isle. At the end they will see Judy or some USF official’s glowing face ready to hand each and every one of them that little piece of paper they spent 4 (or 5) grueling years working for. Kaitlyn however, is not leaving her collegiate years far behind, because in the fall, along with only four other students, will be attending the prestigious speech pathology graduate program right here at USF! Congratulations! You are such a beautiful, well rounded, and inspirational role model. And thanks for running around campus all day and having a mini photo shoot on what must have been one of the busiest afternoons in club lib.

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Here’s A List Of Things I Like.

  • my eyebrows
  • robes
  • rhyming unintentionally
  • songs from the Shrek soundtrack
  • Tina Belcher
  • cheese
  • the 4H bunny competition at the fair
  • heating pads
  • bragging about my little brother
  • hats (of every persuasion)
  • canoeing
  • speaking in a british accent
  • the idea of gardening
  • graffiti
  • lava lamps
  • overalls
  • brushing my teeth
  • pinball
  • pointing at things when I don’t know how to pronounce them when ordering off a menu
  • making prank phone calls
  • classical piano
  • wallpaper
  • marzipan
  • old people
  • kitchens with subway tile backsplash
  • looking up mugshots of people that I know
  • Wes Anderson films
  • rugs with geometric patterns
  • thai food
  • my handwriting
  • stretching on the floor
  • chai tea
  • false eyelashes
  • tweeting
  • Pee-Wee’s Playhouse
  • lace-y underwear
  • falling asleep with the tv on
  • vintage suitcases
  • looking at Craigslist personal ads
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