Spring Break Recap

12:00 AM

As y'all know, I had a raging spring break in Normal. When bloggers rage, we take photos and we edit the hell out of them. Hence this wonderful collage, thanks to VSCOcam, Afterlight, and PicMonkey. As you can see, my spring break can be summed up best by three simple topics: places, food, and stuff. Pretty broad, right?

PLACES // Normal, Illinois; Chicago, Illinois
If you don't live in Illinois or this area, you might not know that it actually snowed a couple days ago. Because apparently the Midwest doesn't do spring. This also happened to be the day I had to go to the dentist. I prayed all night long that the snow would interfere with my dentist appointment. Negative.
I went to Chicago to visit the University of Chicago, a gorgeous private university on the outskirts of the city. The School of Social Service Administration is ranked third in the nation, and I love that you can create your own program to address a particular population or concern.

FOOD // Fiesta Ranchero, Taco Bell, Panera Bread, Chili's, Swinger's Grille
Fiesta Ranchero was a delicious Mexican restaurant. I can always appreciate a good taco. Or a bad one, actually. Chili's in Normal is, according to my dad, purgatory. Or hell. He couldn't decide which was worse. Swinger's Grille was so wonderful. I ordered fish and chips, and the fish was amazing. The breading was flaky without being too heavy, and the fish was moist and flavorful. Plus, they had great fries.

STUFF // Clothing, crafts, accessories
Basically, my mom and dad are wonderful parents who spoil me when I come home. I got a couple of new summer outfits, a new swimsuit, and a gorgeous dress. I can't wait for y'all to see them. Maybe I'll find the courage to do an OOTD post. Michael's tempted me with their dollar bins, and mom humored my strange obsession with notepads and notecards. I finally got new glasses, and I am in love with them. If y'all didn't know, I am a four-eyes. I also got a new phone case that accurately describes my personality. Mom and I crafted necklaces, which was actually really simple and fun. I was so excited to add cute charms to the chain, and I loved the stickers for the photo frame charm.

As always, it was so nice to see my family. Every time I visit them, I realize just how lucky I am. Even though we're a 15 hour drive apart, my family is there for me in any way they can be. I've enjoyed talking grad school and joking around with my dad, shopping and discussing love with my mom, helping Ali research colleges, testing Kara's knowledge of The Hunger Games, and walking Em home from school. I am so glad I chose to come to Normal for spring break, and I can't wait to come back in the summer.

 photo bowblogsignature.png

You Might Also Like


  1. Awesome collage, it looks SO COOL! My Mom's best friend's son currently goes to the University of Chicago for his undergrad and loves it! Definitely a great place for academics!