Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Wonderful :)

Life lately has been busy but wonderful. I am roughly two weeks away from finishing my master's degree, which blows my mind. I have gotten an amazing internship at the Library of Congress and found out that I will be living smack in the middle of Capitol Hill. I have amazing friends, a great family, and best of all, a super wonderful and supportive boyfriend who made my birthday so special and will take adorable pictures with me like this one:

I haven't crafted anything in awhile, as I've been busy with homework and getting ready to move (again!), but soon I'll be able to post pics of the Shedd Aquarium adventure I had with le boyfriend a few weeks ago! :)

Oh, fun fact, I HAVE been cooking a lot :) I made the Pioneer Woman's recipe for fettuccine alfredo, as well as some homemade bruschetta WITHOUT a recipe, and both turned out really well!! I can't wait to try more new recipes! I'll also post pics of my birthday cake decorating fail.....I wanted to make a cake that looked like it was covered in buttercream hydrangeas, and ended up with something a LITTLE

Thursday, April 7, 2011

An Announcement

Hello, dear readers! I am very excited to announce the news that I received today. I'll give you a hint: columns.

Not enough? How about another: massively awesome reading room.

Still not sure? Okay, I'll tell you. This summer I will be interning in Washington, D.C. at the Library of Congress!!!!!! :)

I am SUPER DUPER excited about this, more than I can put into words! I will be a part of their 2011 Junior Fellows Summer Intern program, likely working on something called the Ptolemy Project helping the LOC researchers in the preservation and rare books departments examine a hand-colored "Geographia" atlas from the year 1513. I cannot believe that this incredible opportunity has come my way! I hope and think that I will learn so much from the LOC staff about preservation, conservation, the study of rare materials, etc.

So, that is my news! :) I will certainly miss being in the Chicago area for the summer, but I think it will definitely be worth it!!