December 8, 2009

I'm in a bit of a pickle..

So, a few posts down I wrote about my embarrassing situation with my blue pageant dress. Well, in my 5 minute rampage before I turned the dress inside out, I was frantically searching on eBay for a dress for the pageant, confident I would get a refund for the original one. So I bid more than I would normally pay on a dress, and after realizing the mistake I made about the first one, I watched and waited for 4 days hoping someone would outbid me.
They didn't.

Tony Bowls Paris Gown
MSRP: $378
Won for: $120
Beautiful, except I DON'T HAVE $120! I am actually very, very screwed. I can always turn around and put this dress up for reauction, but I am very afraid that I'll fall in love with it and won't be able to.

On a much happier note, I recently won the elected position of internal philanthropy for my sorority! It's actually a very big job, I have to plan a mini philanthropy, 4 service projects, and our huge philanthropy in the fall (this year we made $25,000!)

So for the mini philanthropy in the spring semester, I started thinking.. What do I love? What do my sisters love? What do ALL sorority girls love?
Thankfully, one of my sisters is the college rep for Lilly stationary and accessories and we're going to hold a Lilly trunk show in our library! They're going to give back 5-10%, depending on how much we make. I am super excited about this, as it is my first philanthropy and I'm going to get a chance to give back through Lilly! All proceeds will be donated to the Starkey Hearing Foundation and will be used to buy hearing aids for children!

On that note, if you are thinking of buying any Lilly stationary or accessories (Monopoly, mugs, etc.), PLEASE contact me and do it through my sister who is the campus rep! You'll be giving back to children who desperately need hearing aids! Just leave a comment, that would be great!
I'm sure I'm going to be posting a lot about this leading up to the event!

Here's a quick and easy way to support our troops that I found while procrastinating last night! Visit!
It takes 10 seconds. You pick out a template, write a little note, and Xerox will print it and send it over seas to our amazing troops! I don't know about you, but it breaks my heart when American disrespect our troops and how much they do for us.
A quick simple way to tell someone who is fighting for you that you love them and care about them. :)

Keep wishing me luck on my papers and exams!



  1. Congratulations on the election results! I remeber those days like yesterday. I think that will be an amazing Philanthrophy!

    Can't wait to keep following along with your blog!

    Good luck with finals!

  2. both dresses are absoultely stunning! I'm kinda jealous! What pageant are you in?