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Happy #MurphyMonday! I get to see this trotting pup in 3 days, 7 hours, 45 minutes and 7 seconds from now! (:

Snow trotting Murphy

Snow trotting Murphy

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So Obsessed Saturday: Pancakes

Here in Olean, New York, there isn’t always much to do. However, like in any little city there are little gems throughout the town, and today I got to experience one of the best: Sprague’s Maple Farm. This place is just any breakfast lovers dream, because their breakfast is off the chain (and I don’t use that phrase loosely, so you know this is the real deal!)

What makes this even greater is that I love pancakes,as in the path to my heart is paved with pancakes.

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Any time you order pancakes you automatically get an unlimited amount with your meal, which is quite sly on their part because it sounds so great – but you never have room in your belly fore more! So today I made a deal with myself that I would beat the house at their own game, and get an extra order of pancakes.

And that is what I did – because I am not a quitter. MY first order was three pancakes the size of my head, 2 homemade sausage patties (omg so yum), a plate of hash browns (also my favorite), and 2 scrambled eggs. the first set of pancakes I got where buttermilk and then on my second round I got 2 apple cinnamon pancake. And ladies and gentlemen that brings my grand total up to 5 head sized pancakes. So to say that right now I have a food baby would be an understatement, because it is more like twins.

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I don’t regret my over indulgent decision because it is nice to treat yourself, and being a college kid a great ‘home made’ meal is something that can’t be compared to. Thats why I love pancakes os much because to me they are a little piece of home. Over the summer I went through a huge pancake phase, where I would come home from work and my mom would be supermom and make me pancakes at 9 at night. Therefore they are my go to comfort food. The best is when the center gets a little soggy from the butter because it is melted, and there is maple syrup dribbled on top ( I used to strictly be a chocolate chip girl, but now I’m ‘mature’ …hardly)

Also being away from home, it is always nice to go out with your closest friends and enjoy a good hearty meal. That, to me, is one of the simplest perks of life, a meal. To really enjoy not only the food but the company that you keep. Although it is not the same as being at home, comfort food anywhere brings you just that: comfort, and the people around you who care can bring you that too!

So there you have it, a little obsession and a little heart and soul on this saturday! Let me know what your comfort food is below!

Lessons From Glitter Queen Kesha

As I sit here in my dorm room and it’s raining all that I can thinking about is “throw some glitter, make it rain.” An infamous line by none of then the Glitter goddess KE$haha herself. Now whether you love her or you hate her you have to admit she has some pretty catchy tunes and her glitter obsession is on par with mine so how could I not be obsessed?!

Although some of her lyrics are controversial, I think her underlying message of loving yourself and being confident exactly as you are is so important that i put together a list of my faves!

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 whether you are getting ready for a night out with girls or you need to dance away the stress from your day, plug in your iPod and dance your pants off!

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5.die young-now i will admit that the concept is somewhat morbid however, the idea behind it (that we should reall yjust leave each moment to teh fullest) is so true, and often lost in the day to day. Even on a day that I am stuck inside because of rain I should find some way to make it great.

4.your love is my drug-this song is DEFINITELY in my top most played  songs on my ipod as i can listen to it on repeat and not get tired of it. also i have never meet anyone who can say that they never had someone they can’t off their off their mind, ESPECIALLY when everyone is telling you its not a good idea. But hey its your life and if you never try tou never know!

3. blah blah blah-although the lyrics are somewhat risque i think it definitely has something to say about not selling yourself short with the people around you! have poeple around you who are worth your beauty, confidence, and education, not poeple who look to undermine you and what you have to offer!

2.we r who we r-the day you fall in love with yourself, strengths, quirks, and shortcomings included will teh greatest day of your life. You should never feel as if you dont deserve to fully embrace who you are.

1. Tik-tok- Not only did this song put kesha on the map but it’s just so catchy you can never resist singing along.and as an underlying theme kesha has total CONFIDENCE with exactly where she is in her life and doing what she is doing. all that matters is that you are happy and confident!

Alright so this may have turned into deep life lessons taken from Ke$haha songs. Although I think that people underestimate the artistry behind such music, which probably does sound crazy. But I don’t think the important life lessons that can be taken from such alternative music should be diminished simply because of the genre and way they are presented. You can find your inspiration anywhere!

Throw Some Glitter and Have a Great Day!

The Liebster Award!

Thank you! Thank You! Thank you! I have been honored to be nominated by The Break-Up Boss and Puddlesofinkk for this lovely honor (Make sure you check them out! I love their blogs!). I apologize that this taken me a bit of time to get to posting it, but better let than never!

Now if you are wondering what the Liebster Award is, don’t worry you are not alone I was a little unsure at first too! However after some browsing I found my answer. It is an awesome movement to help promote and recognize the hard work of bloggers with 200 followers or less, given out by other bloggers!

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Now the rules for passing it along include nominating 7 (or 11) other bloggers with less than 200 followers and ask them to answer 7 (or 11) questions you provide or write 11 interesting facts about themselves, and also thank those who nominated you.

SO here are my 7 nominations! Please post this on your blog along with 11 interesting facts about yourself and pass it on!

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  • IF YOU WERE STRANDED IN THE DESERT, WHAT ANIMAL WOULD YOU WANT TO RIDE TO SAFETY?

    An elephant because not only is that AWESOME but I think there is an obvious safety feature already included in this choice!

  • WHAT TAYLOR SWIFT SONG DESCRIBES YOUR LIFE RIGHT NOW?

    I Wish You Would. It’s crazy how she can write how you feel!

  • IF YOU COULD GET ONE ACTOR/ACTRESS TO PLAY YOU IN A MOVIE ABOUT YOUR LIFE, WHO WOULD YOU PICK?

Lisa Kudrow from Friends. As you must know I love the series Friends, but I think     Phoebe would be my spirit animal. I’m random and quirky and I think it would be a perfect fit!

4) WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE RAINY DAY ACTIVITY?

Netflix. I have almost signed up for Netflix’s Anonymous.

5) STRIPES OR POLKA DOTS?

Are sparkles an option?

6) IF YOU WERE A SUPERHERO, WHAT WOULD YOUR POWER BE?

MY super power would be to be able to speak and understand any language.

7) WOULD YOU RATHER HAVE AN UNLIMITED SUPPLY OF YOUR FAVORITE FOOD OR NOT BE ALLOWED TO EAT THAT FOOD EVER AGAIN, BUT IN RETURN HAVE $4,000?

Definitely have baked potatoes for the rest of my life. Then I can make the $4,000 dollars back by winning a baked potato-eating contest. A girl can dream.

11 Random Princess Emily Facts

1.My best friend is my dog, check out #MurphyMonday because then you might just fall in love with him too.

2.My second favorite food (to baked potatoes) is a tie between black olives and watermelon. Obviously not together…I’m not that crazy

3.My favorite quote of all time is: “Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate, but rather that we are powerful beyond measure”

4. Shrek (all 4) are my all time favorite movies, and I quote it on almost a weekly basis and I am obsessed with the soundtrack.

5. I talk in my sleep, to the dismay of my roommate

6.I am a life long Girl Scout

7.I don’t understand the concept of an inside voice

8.I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason

9.I can make my bed while I’m still in my bed

10. I hate soda.

11.I’m a nature/hiking junkie.

Leave a comment below of a fun fact about you! Hope your day is full of glitter!

So Obsessed Saturday: Kayla Itsines

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The great thing about social media is how many people you can stumble upon that you probably would not have come across otherwise! I have often expressed the struggle I come into when trying to find a workout plan over the offseason, as searching anything on the internet yields a million different, and often contradicting, bits of information.

However, a little while ago I stumbled upon an Australian work out champ, whom I think is great for anyone from a beginner to a pro to take a look at! Kayla Itsines, began personal training a few years ago, and the great thing is that she is so very real, as is the community that she has created. I don’t want this to come off as simply a promotional post because I want all that I write about to be truly honest; which is exactly how this is! She uses the real examples of people who have had success, and shows their transformations and the fact is that they are real people. It’s easy for some celebrity to endorse a workout regime when they have personally trainers galore. However, when real people have success I think that says so much more!

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I feel comfortable enough with the workouts that I choose to do, because I think they really work of me, but sometimes I get a little lost when it comes to nutrition. However once I stumbled upon Kayla I have been gathering different tips and tricks that really help me. For example what to eat pre and post workout and what foods are good at disguising themselves as healthy, but in reality aren’t that great at all!

Her workout plan is called the Bikini Body Training Guide, that is a 12 week plan of workouts that you can purchase.There is also the HELP guide, which focuses solely on nutrition. However I didn’t feel that I was at a place that I needed to purchase either guides, so I just signed up for her free weekly e-mail updates and got a free week of wrokouts which is awesome because its enough that I can use a workout when I want to switch things up!

For example, if you remember my post from a while ago, https://princesswithoutthetutu.wordpress.com/2015/02/28/so-obsessed-saturday-this-workout/ (Incline walking), I will often complete that and then do her ab circuit from her free week of workouts! They are supposed to work that you do as many rounds of the circuit as you can in 7 minutes, rest a minute and then do it again. Then you do the same with the next column, so the workout only last 28 minutes. However, I am usually exhausted post incline workout so I often just try to go straight through the circuit once, or even twice if I feel up for it! (https://www.pinterest.com/pin/502784745873184556/  )

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It is also very helpful because since all the information comes from the same source all the information fits together and you don’t get conflicting ideas, which can often be so frustrating! Anyone who feels a little lost in the workout and fitness department should definitely check her out! You can find her on Instagram (https://instagram.com/kayla_itsines/ ) and sign up for free tips and blog posts each week on her website (https://www.kaylaitsines.com.au)!

Working out and healthy can often be daunting especially with all the different messages women receive about how they should be. I think Kayla sends a great message that everyones ideal is going to be different. She also stresses how it isn’t about being super skinny, but being strong and happy!

I hope this has helped give anyone who seems a little overwhelmed a little guidance. I find the most frustrating part to be that I feel like I am being pulled in so many different directions with so many sources, that it is refreshing to have one place I can go to that I for sure trust!I am obsessed with not only the workouts she provides but also trust the environment, because sometimes we all need a little motivation!

Do you already have somewhere you go for workout and fitness ideas/advice? Let me know below! Let’s all help each other out on our fitness journeys!

Strong is the new sexy

3 Easy Ways to Have a Fancy Friday

This morning my mother texted me saying have a fancy friday. Now I go to school in a valley and it currently snowing (On the first day of spring, what a treat!). But I figured hey! any top notch princess can make herself fancy even in the snow! So here’s a few ways to make your Friday a littler fancier (:

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1.) Add a little glamour to your outfit with a statement necklace! Even with leggings, boots and a t-shirt adding a statement necklace can take your outfit from a slight lounge look to super fab!

Some of these are bit more glamour than others, but that is the great thing about accessorizing you can go as dressy or casual dress as you like whether it's to class or work!

Some of these are bit more glamour than others, but that is the great thing about accessorizing you can go as dressy or casual dress as you like whether it’s to class or work!

2.) Patterns are a great way to give your outfit a little extra something. They make some noise for the amount of effort you put into your outfit, and they can be so easy to wear! For example, try a patterned shift dress or even patterned leggings with high boots.This can be tastefully done in the cold and still give you some look good confidence to take on your day!

These leggings alone make a big statement, but the other playful colors bring down the statement but still make a well put together outfit!

These leggings alone make a big statement, but the other playful colors bring down the statement but still make a well put together outfit!

3.) Look good – Feel Good – Do Good! Confidence is key! The best way to have a fancy feel good day is to wake up, look in the mirror, and tell yourself that you are ready to rock the world even if it’s in a little way such as rocking a test or even thinking up a great new idea!

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Hope you have a killer Friday princess!