Why, hello! I'm quite excited today because I have a few things to share. And what better way to do that than...*drum roll* through a video blog??? Yep! My second vlog! It's only 3 minutes instead of 25, so you can exhale now haha. So, give it a watch if you want!
Vlog 2 from Maggie Mattinson on Vimeo.
So some of you asked me what my to-do list on Sunday was, so I thought I'd share really fast! Sunday To-Do list: -eat breakfast -shower -hike the "M" -take blog pictures for the swap -complete 3 hours of chemistry homework -read 60 pages of biology and write flash cards -write lab report
I always have to include things like "eat breakfast" and "shower". I complete my lists in chronological order, so doing simple things like eating makes me feel accomplished when I can cross them off and move to the next one. Haha :)
Alright, so I'm still trying to pump out the summer shoots, so bear with me if the next couple aren't completely fall-esque. I took these pictures the day after I got my wisdom teeth out, so they are definitely still in the summer category. I really wish I could say Niklaas had taken these, but he didn't even though I wish he had been the one to take them. Haha! I just always want him to be the photographer. But, my best friend Jenni took these. She was getting her senior pictures done and looking for location ideas when I told her about Niklaas and my favorite house! And voila! She ended up getting them done here! Here, I was showing her the house and had her take pictures (because why waste an opportunity if you're on a gorgeous location, wearing something shoot appropriate, and it's a gorgeous day??)
I don't know if I've ever told you guys this...but I'm kind of a Class A matchmaker. Ironically, however, my biggest success story yet fizzled out last week, but it was a year and a half plus relationship so I don't consider that a failure on my part! My other hookups have gone pretty smoothly too- and besides, there's only so much you can do once the couple are together, you know?:P But! Anyways. Being the college girl with a boyfriend at home, I'm obviously not in the ballpark and with lots of single friends...I've used my outgoing wit wisely as of late. Tehe! There's this gorgeous boy that my roommate has a crush on after running into him in the dining hall and at the football game several times and last night going to the Anti-partying Lecture for the freshmen, I saw him with a chemistry acquaintance of mine! So what did I do?? As he started talking to me, I turned up the outgoing notch and before we knew it, they were asking to sit by us and introducing themselves before we even had the chance! Yippeee! I even switched seats so Jenni would sit by Gorgeous Boy. Tehe! In class today, I"m going to ask my friend if he and his friends want to hang out this weekend. Excitinggg!
Speaking of chemistry...I am seriously freaking out about my big test next week. This class is serious business. No messing around. It's a three hour long test scheduled at night and made really hard. Ahhhh!! Wish me luck..I'm sure I'll be talking about it next week :)
This dress is my pride and joy. Along with my boots. I wear them more often than I probably should being that it's still summer...but oh well! As you know, Niklaas got them for me for graduation. The best thing ever (or on the top of the "best thing ever" list) is having a guy who knows clothes. Hehe. I'm on the hunt of black lace-ups next! I got this dress thrifting for a good two dollars. Yipppeee! I almost thought it would be too grandma-y...but I went for it anyways. And to add a touch of me, wore my sequin bow. Yay!
I don't really have a whole lot to say. Today is my mom's birthday. And my cousin's birthday. It's not something we really "celebrate" because coincidentally, my little cousin passed away on this day. 3 years today. He would be 11. It's just so crazy how these sorts of things happen, you know? What are the odds, given a rare unknown lifelong heart condition, it would stop on his sister's birthday? Weird. For sure. I don't really like talking about it too much nor doing a whole spiel on the story because it's such a personal matter, but I still feel compelled to acknowledge him and pay my respect. We miss him. Love you, kid.
I just thought of something! The day before I left for college, Niklaas and I delievered the couple who own this house a card thanking them for basically not kicking us off their property and allowing us to take pictures there all summer long. I wonder if they ever got it?? Hmmm.. I can't wait to go back next summer :) I swear I'm going to buy it someday and make it beautiful again.