Happy International Women’s Day! I am actually very excited for this day, because I spent it among so many amazing women. I am actually in a sorority at my university, but I normally do not tell people about it. Please understand that under no circumstances am I ashamed of my sorority in any way. I actually think that it is an amazing organization and I am so proud of my sorority!
The reason I do not tell people about my involvement in a sorority is because of how judgmental other people are. Being in a sorority, people automatically assume three things about you: You are dumb. You are slutty. And you are just in college to marry a rich guy.
And when you are actually a young, educated, motivated, well-rounded individual who is working her ass off to get a degree, it really sucks when somebody just assumes that you are none of those things. When I tell people that I am in a sorority, people are normally super surprised. Based on how I look, the activities I am in to, the music I listen to, and all of my interests, etc. etc. people have no idea that I would ever be in a sorority. However, I would love to change the stereotype and help prove that we really are a smart, diverse group of young women!
My favorite part of my sorority is that our main goal is scholarship, and we do a ton of community service.
And tonight, my sorority, along with all of the other sororities and fraternities at our university, had a banquet where we were awarded on things such as scholarship, community service, and philanthropy.
In the end, we won the most awards (including Best Overall Chapter). It was amazing to know that all of the hard work we put in to our sorority paid off, and I am so proud to have these women in my life! I think we’re pretty amazing.
So, yeah. Happy International Women’s Day to my mom, grandmas, aunts, cousins, friends, inspirations, and of course, my sorority sisters!
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The hand painted wine glasses are my most popular post on my website. The other day, I was at Ross and I saw these margarita glasses for $5. I automatically wanted to paint them! Margarita glasses are already so fun, and I thought they’d look super cool with rainbow colors dotted all over them.
I was right.
Also, I thought it would be fun to add some updated instructions/show off how cool these look.
(Really, I just wanted to celebrate Cinco de Mayo early).
(There’s worse things in life).
Materials You’ll Need:
Glass paint (I recommend Martha Steward glass paint)
Lollipop sticks/Q-tips/something to paint dots with
1. Find a surface to work on. I prefer right in front of my TV where I can watch Disney movies and eat French fries.
2. Wipe down the glasses with rubbing alcohol. This just ensures that there is absolutely no dirt or gunk on them.
3. Get your paint ready. I have all of the primary colors + white, and I just mix the colors that I want. Using your lollipop stick/Q-tip/painting stick, paint little dots all over the foot, stem, and the bottom of the cup. You can paint wherever you like, but leave about a 1-inch space below the rim. I paint 1 color at a time so the paint does not dry out. Do all 4 glasses.
4. Place glasses on a baking sheet.
READ THIS NOWWWWWW: Place the baking sheet in a COLD oven.
Turn on the oven to 350* F. When the oven is heated, set the timer for 30 minutes.
When 30 minutes is up, turn off the oven and leave the glasses in there until the oven is COLD again.
Otherwise they could explode and it would be messy and sad )-:
Take the glasses out, wash with warm, soapy water, and then they’re ready to enjoy!
Yay for cute glasses + limes + salt.
(Literally a cool margarita glass with OJ in it).
Go make them for Cinco de Mayo now!
Because nothing is more fun than cool margarita glasses and Mexican food and dancing in your kitchen with your friends on May 5.
Song of the Day: Oxford Comma–Vampire Weekend