Music Spotlight: The Sounds

I’ve always been a top 40s music kind of girl. I never paid too much attention or bothered to seek out indie bands or any group that wasn’t shoved in my face for that matter.

Then The Boy introduced me to The Sounds. I liked their music and thought they were pretty awesome.

BUT THEN.. I went to their concert Tuesday night. I’m officially sold and completely in love with them. Their CD doesn’t even come close to expressing how amazing they were live. The energy was contagious. Lead singer, Maja, was the ultimate bad ass and my fantasy alter ego. She sounded flawless live.

Check them out.

A big aspect of living a healthy life is maintaining a healthy, happy mentality. This means surrounding yourself with good vibes. It can be a daily inspirational quote or a good cup of tea in the morning. Whatever it is that makes you happy, do it.
Today’s bit of happiness is my mason jar of beautiful, dried flowers. These are remnants of all the flowers The Boy has ever given me. I took his flowers and hung them upside down until they were all dried up. Now I can keep them in a jar on my desk forever.
They’re beautiful, aren’t they? They make me smile & give me serenity.

A big aspect of living a healthy life is maintaining a healthy, happy mentality. This means surrounding yourself with good vibes. It can be a daily inspirational quote or a good cup of tea in the morning. Whatever it is that makes you happy, do it.

Today’s bit of happiness is my mason jar of beautiful, dried flowers. These are remnants of all the flowers The Boy has ever given me. I took his flowers and hung them upside down until they were all dried up. Now I can keep them in a jar on my desk forever.

They’re beautiful, aren’t they? They make me smile & give me serenity.

One snack I’m loving right now is popcorn. It’s packed with fiber and if done right, under 100 calories. Therefore, it fills you up but doesn’t fill you out. Plus, it’s yummy! I want to try homemade popcorn next. That’s supposed to be even healthier for you. 

One snack I’m loving right now is popcorn. It’s packed with fiber and if done right, under 100 calories. Therefore, it fills you up but doesn’t fill you out. Plus, it’s yummy! I want to try homemade popcorn next. That’s supposed to be even healthier for you. 

Face Of The Day.  I layered on some mascara today. Then I lined my lips with a color that matched my natural color. Lastly, I blended that sucker in with lots of lip balm. Most importantly, I felt beautiful. So I was.
This is my current go-to daily look. Keeping it pretty natural. 😊

Face Of The Day.
I layered on some mascara today. Then I lined my lips with a color that matched my natural color. Lastly, I blended that sucker in with lots of lip balm. Most importantly, I felt beautiful. So I was.

This is my current go-to daily look. Keeping it pretty natural. 😊

How I Study For Organic Chemistry

Today I’m going to talk about the death of all pre-med subjects: Organic Chemistry. Everyone seems to dread it and many seem to struggle with it. I got an A in Organic Chemistry I and I currently have an A in Organic Chemistry II so I thought I’d share some of my study tips.

1. Read/skim the chapters prior to hearing them in lecture. I’m not very good at this one myself, but I admit it does help.

2. Consolidate all of your notes into one little notebook. Re-writing all the reactions and mechanisms help you to remember them. It also helps not to have to flip back and forth in your textbook while you’re studying. Everything you need to know for the exam will all be in your little notebook. Here’s a picture of one page in my notebook.image

3. Practice, practice, practice. Do as many problems in the textbook as you can. If you don’t get it right the first time, that’s ok. Learn how to do it, mark it and keep moving on. Then GO BACK later and try it again. If you still don’t get it, try it again later. I think a mistake a lot of students make is when they don’t get the problem right, they read the solution manual and it makes sense to them so they move on. Understanding the solution manual is not the same as knowing how to solve the problem.

4. Lastly, it’s generally much much much more helpful to understand the mechanisms and reagents rather than to just memorize them. Don’t get me wrong. If it’s the day before the exam and you are still completely lost, by all means, memorize the crap out of those reactions. Trust me though. It’s much more helpful to understand the material. It will get overwhelming.

My school has a lot of free supplemental help offered outside of class and I take advantage of those when I can. It NEVER hurts and helps a lot to hear other people’s rational on how they solve problems.