Thursday, March 29, 2012

Spring Break Re-Cap

Hey Guys! I hope your spring break was awesome- mine was! Firstly I'd like to announce that I GOT INTO ROWAN UNIVERSITY! WAHOO! haha. I'm super excited and I feel like a weight was lifted off my shoulder. I honestly, hated community college. The professors were awesome, but the atmosphere was all-wrong. Nobody there wanted to be at school, the students generally had a bad attitude and didn't want to talk to anyone. I'll be living on campus in the fall ( I have no idea if I’ll be in a dorm or on campus apartment, I’m hoping for an apartment but transfers get last pick.) The fantastic part is, all of my credits transfer! I don't have to retake any classes ( as I would've had to if I got into Stockton College, no bueno!)

I also saw the Hunger Games, which I LOVED! I read the book literally a week before the movie came out ( I swear I had plans to read it way before that, i've just been super busy with school) Right now i'm on the second book in the series " Catching Fire" and i'm enjoying it so far! Have any of ya'll seen/read the hunger games? I adored Peeta <3

I also met up with a bunch of friends and went out to this amazing restaurant a few towns over in Collingswood called " The Pop Shop" If you're ever in the South Jersey/ Philadelphia area, I wholeheartedly recommend it!! It has amazing "All-American" type of food. With soo many milkshake options, desserts and my favorite, grilled cheese!! There’s literally probably about 100 different ways you can get your grilled cheese. My personal favorite was on a philly soft pretzel with a side of tomato soup. The best part? The Pop Shop is very reasonable and inexpensive. It has an amazing atmosphere.
The same night my friends and I, while walking around Collingswood ran into this taxidermy shop. ( Mind you, none of us ever have touched taxidermy before, nor have we ever seen a taxidermy type shop. I honestly have no idea why we were so excited to see it!) Thankfully the owner of the shop was really kind and let us take pictures with the animals. Here is one of MANY we took that night, we had way too much fun with it.
And to end this blog post, a picture my friend Callie and I took in an alleyway while in Collingswood, cute, isn't it?

Sunday, March 11, 2012

I'm Back!!

Hey everyone!! So clearly I've been slacking on the whole blogging ordeal. And I apologize!! It's been way over a month and I have no other excuse besides school and how much work I have- but now I'm on Spring Break and FINALLY have time to get back into the swing of things.
I have noticed that I have some new followers- welcome =) please let me know you're reading so I can check out your blog!!

So during my month hiatus, I turned 20, and celebrated at my absolute favorite mass chain- The Cheesecake Factory, unfortunately I didn't get a picture of the cheesecake I chose before I devoured it, but it was nonetheless delicious!

Valentines day was also a sucess! I've never had the greatest luck with guys, therefor I've never had a Valentine. Well, my super awesome best friend Zach decided that he wanted to take me out for Valentines day where we went to Red Stone Grill. It was fantastic, and I think we both looked snazzy.
Then a few weekends ago a big group of friends and I decided to go to this event in Philly called "Barcraft." I'll try to explain it the best I can. Starcraft is this game that alot of people play, I personally don't play it because I think it's "World Of Warcraft" type of game and I just don't have the time to even explore that. Anyway, the "best of the best" have this tournament, sort've live football and play against eachother across the country, and they host the event in bars so that anyone who wants to see it can just come in and see the games happen ( hense the name Barcraft.) Although It wasn't my cup of tea ( I had NO idea what was going on, I was there to enjoy the company of my friends) I had a blast. This is a picture of me with a wine glass waiting for the Subway in Philly- looking classy as ever. ( clearly, right?! just kidding :) )
Annnd just to throw in a wildcard here- a picture of me when I was little. The bandaged was from me grabbing a hot curling iron and then proceding to drop it on my leg. My dad told me this was my first time on drugs, which is why I look oh- so happy. ( I assume I was put on pain killers.)
Also- I've been applying to colleges, because lets face it, anyone whose ever been to community college hated it. I applied to Richard Stockton College and Rowan University (both in South Jersey, of course!) Hopefully, I'll get into Stockton ( my first choice) I haven't heard anything back yet, but I should hear from Stockton soon since I applied in mid- February. Please keep my college admissions process in your prayers/thoughts!!

Hopefully I'll check in again during my spring break ( and if I don't It means I didn't do anything- sad reality of my life sometimes. haha)

Have a fantastic week everyone !

xoxo Domenique

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

New Semester, New Plans

Hey Guys!! So when I wrote my last post, I only had 7 subscribers, now i'm up to 14! Thankyou so much!! You ladies have no idea how happy seeing that more people want to read what I have to say!! You are all awesome! Thanks so much! I hope my blog entertains you !

So I just started the spring semester on friday, and I'm pretty excited for it. The classes i'm taking are: Renaissance&Reformation, United States Politics, U.S History 102 and English 102. ( I would've taken the US History 102 and English 102 last year, but I changed my major last Spring and never took these.) I only go to class on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays until 12:30, so i'm super pumped. ( I love to go to the gym early, it seems all the meat-head type of guys come in after so i try to go before they get there.)

All of the new school suplies I bought for the new semester. ( I swear a little monster eats all of my pens and highlighters during the semester! ) I really need to up my GPA this semester since last semester was my worst by far. ( Due to a death in my family during mid-terms and finals that I didn't particularly study too well for.)

Also- since making this blog i've lost 5lbs! I'm pretty proud of myself, although I don't see any physical change yet. As much as I love seeing the numbers go down, the physical downsize is whats much more important to me. I've been going to the gym 5 days a week, Monday through Friday ( the weekends are much too busy) so hopefully I can look a lot better on the boardwalk down the shore this summer! Although I'm getting really tired of my workout. It consists of doing 2 miles on the elliptical, then about a half our of weight training, and then another mile either on the treadmill or the elliptical before I leave.

That's all I have for now!! The state of the Union is about to come on, and I have to watch it!

Have a great day guys!!

<3 Domenique

Saturday, January 21, 2012

I've Been Tagged!!

* just to let you guys know, I will make a new post very very very soon. Sorry I've been so MIA, but with the start of the new semester I've been focusing on that instead of this. I will post a nice long-ish post over the weekend! I have a lot to say! haha. Oh and Hello to my new followers!! It's so nice to have you guys =) *

I was tagged by a fellow Jersey girl blogger Pre-Med Princess you should check her out!! I love her blog. Thanks so much for tagging me Taylor!!

The Rules
1. You must post the rules.
2. Post eleven fun facts about yourself on the blog post.
3. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and then create eleven new questions to ask the people you've been tagged.
4. Tag eleven people and link them in your post.
5. Let them know you've tagged them!!

My Eleven Fun Facts
1. I was a Girl Scout of the South Jersey Pines my entire life, yes, until I graduated high school. I think they've changed the way they map out the area of the Girl Scouts, but i'm proud to be a Piney Girl Scout =)
2. I was SUCH a bad student in high school. I honestly have no idea how I made it to college haha. But now that I'm in college I have a high GPA and doing really well. I think it atributes to the fact i'm studying the subject I actually care about. (History)
3. Speaking of college, since I started college ( Fall 2010) I've changed my major 3 times!! (i'm very indecisive) At first I was an Art major ( but lets be honest, I don't want to be living in the poor house after college, so I dumped that) Then I was a Sociology major ( didn't have a clue what I wanted to do with that) and then I chose the best major, the one that makes me so happy, History. I could honestly talk about history all day. Give me a country to talk about and I'll give you their war, economic and social history from 1300 to now.
4. I'm mixed. On my moms side i'm : Blackfoot Native American, British, Dutch. dads side: African American, English, Aboriginal Australian. People always ask me where I get my tan, and i'm like " uhhh, my parents?!" haha. But yes, i'm mixed, and I love having so many cultures to associate with.
5. My signature drink is a sex on the beach. I can't STAND it when people make it wrong.
6. Speaking of tanning, I tan like nobodies business in the summer. I can go from a yellow pale girl to a thanksgiving turkey-brown in a few hours. Just bring me to the shore, i'll show you =)
7. Since May 2011 I've lost 40lbs, i'm really proud of myself =)
8. I was raised a strict vegetarian my whole life. My mother was a vegetarian since the 70s, and never ate pork due to religious reasons ( old testament, even though we're Christians and not Jewish.) I just started eating Chicken, Turkey and seafood last summer. I don't think I can ever eat red meat or pork. It just skeeves me out.
9. I speak semi fluent Deutsch =)
10. I'm a HUGE baseball fan. Phillies only though. If they aren't in the world series, don't talk to me until the series is over. I will be in a terrible mood! haha
11. As much as I love Jersey, I want to move to the Carolina's when I get married and settle down, it's so lovely there.

Taylor's Questions!
1. When you were in elementary school, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Oh gosh. I wanted to be a number of things. I wanted to be a Pop star singer, lawyer and oceanographer (because I love dolphins). The oceanographer phase actually lasted from elementary school to early high school.
2. Now that you're grown up/almost grown up, what is your dream career that you are pursuing or wanting to pursue?
I want to be curator at a history museum. I always told myself that I would marry the guy who took me all the way down to D.C for a date at the Smithsonian's for a day. I could spend forever in a museum, and I think it would be fun to be the head of the museum and teach people how much fun history ( of any kind) is fun to learn.
3. What are five qualities that you require your future/hypothetical/present husband to have?
Kindness, compassion, religious, loving, and a Phillies fan =) ha.
4. If you could live anywhere in the United States, where would it be?
North or South Carolina seem so lovely. I'd also love to live in Southern California, Washington/Oregon or Maine.
5. What is one thing that you wish someone would have forewarned you about in life?
Choose your friends wisely. Just because you have a bunch of friends doesn't mean they're a bunch of good friends. Be more concerned with the quality than quantity.
6. If someone were writing a book about you, what do you think the best chapter would be about?
As of right now, my senior year of high school. I honestly had the best high school experience and went to a great high school where there really was no bullying. ( i'm serious when I say this, it was really rare. I never saw a person get bullied with my own eyes. My class were all around very accepting, good people.)
7. So you're sitting at a bar when this extremely handsome guy approaches you. He's very charming and you get along great, so you exchange numbers. As you're driving home, you are thinking about how excited you are to see him again when you suddenly see his face on a most wanted sign. What do you do?
CALL THE COPS. He could be the next Ted Bundy. If you're wanted so bad that you're on a most wanted sign, I'm assuming your the 2012 version of Ted Bundy.
8. If you could change one thing about society, what would it be?
Our expectation of beauty. It's so messed up and sad. You're never skinny enough, never pretty enough. Everyone forgets how photoshopped and airbrushed our favorite celebrities and models are on the covers of magazines.
9. List your three favorite books.
1.) Are you there Vodka? It's me, Chelsea.
2.) Crank
3.) The Perks of being a Wallflower
10. What is your favorite color highlighter?
Pink! Duh. =)
11. If you were given a loan to open a shop/boutique, what would you name it?
Oh goodness, I'm not sure, I'm not the best when it comes to witty names.
how about Rideaux en Boeuf?! ( it means high class in French)

Now, I'm tagging....
1. Jeannie from Que Sera Sera
2. Reese from Randomly Reese
3. Emmalee from Everyday Emalee
4. Snowy Mountains & Starry Skies
5. Sonya Kith
6. Jasmine from ! * LA BELLA VITA * !
7. Kalyn from Preppy In Pittsburgh
8. Classy from North to South
9. Kiss and Blush Makeup
10. Lacey from Southern in the City
11. Lyndsay from Lyndsay & Co.

So, girls, here are the questions! :)
1. Have you ever had a dream come true? If so, what was the dream and when did it come true? If not, tell me a dream that you want to come true one day.
2. If you had to live in any other country besides the one you currently live in, where would you live?
3. If you could only wear one item of makeup for the rest of your life, what would it be?!
4. What is your dream car and color you would want to have it in?
5. Who was your first celebrity crush? Who is it now?!
6. There is a moving being made about your life. What celebrity would you want to play you? Your parents? Your crush/boyfriend/husband? Your best friend? (
7. List your three favorite t.v shows
8. If you could be a horder of one thing, what would it be?
9. Describe your perfect date.
10. What is your pet peeve?!
11. What is your favorite quote?

Have fun!! If I didn't tag you and you want to do this, please do!! Let me know and I'll read it. Have fun darlings!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Hey! So I haven't posted in a few days. So lets hope my bloggin skills are good in this post. In my last post I just HAD to share that my favorite New Jersey housewife is now following me on twitter!! Once she followed me, I honestly had the best workout at the gym. ( motivation rocks.) I ran three miles! ( two at the beginning of the workout, then i went to toning, then another mile before I left the gym)
ps- if you want to follow me on twitter, i'm @domeniquenoelle =)
Since it was such a lovely day ( 60 degrees in jersey in january is almost never heard of, it felt amazing!! i wore flipflops for the first time since september.) I walked around a shopping center with my best friend Kassia, and I stumbled upon this gem. I must get it soon, to keep my drinks "fresh" haha. ( i'm really bad at puns if you can tell )

And then i FINALLY perfected the fishtail braid (on my friend mentioned above, kassia) I am seriously so proud of myself. Now I can actually braid my friend's hair ( mine is too short to do a fishtail.) Okay, short post and totally not good at all, but hey i'm new at this, give me a chance =)

Friday, January 6, 2012

Random mid day blog

I will post a full blog tonight but I wanted to share that Teresa from the Real Housewives of NJ is now following me on twitter!!!! Totally made my day :)
if you wanna follow me on twitter I'm @domeniquenoelle