My Monday Musts

Happy Monday,  “Sparkle and Shine” readers!

So this week has been one full of some pretty high highs and a few low lows. However, this is life. What was able to get me through this crazy week was my best friends. So I just wanted to give an incredible shout out to them and remind you readers that your friends can help you get through anything. Pick people to be friends with who will only lift you higher.

So if you are having one of those roller coaster weeks, remember this is a new week. Thanks to Pinterest, I have a new motivational quote to help me get through the week, thanks to the ultra-fabulous Lilly Pulitzer.


And on that happy note, here are this week’s Monday Musts:

1. “Pretty Wild”

So I’ve previously shared with you readers about how I read the biography on “The Bling Ring” and watched the movie, so now I am continuing on my slight obsession with the Burglary Bunch by watching E!’s one season show “Pretty Wild” starring Tess and Alexis, who were members of “The Bling Ring.” The show has a Kardashian like spin on young Hollywood. Except…not exactly. I watch the show on my phone thanks to the Netflix app when I’m at the gym, so it gives me something to do while I’m on the elliptical (since I save “The Carrie Diaries” for when I’m all snuggled up in my bed). The show isn’t on air anymore, but if you are interested in more on “The Bling Ring,” like myself, you must check out “Pretty Wild” on Netflix!

pretty wild

2. Call me “Weather Girl Sami”

 I have more exciting news to share with you, readers! Last week, I told you about how I was appointed Director of Social Enrichment for my sorority. This week, I received more great news! I was selected to be one of the three weather girl’s for my school’s TV station, Q30! This is just the first step in my dreams of being a broadcaster coming true! I am so excited to continue to be taking on the Quinnipiac campus by storm (get it, storm, weather….) And look out, readers, because I will be sharing my weather reports with you in My Monday Musts.

weather girl

3. A New “Sparkle and Shine” Tradition!

Some of us didn’t get to partake in some Sunday Funday for Superbowl Sunday and were stuck doing work in the library. I took a little break from all my legal research and business law homework (#lawminorproblems) to write a post yesterday! One of my my blogging goals of this year is to let you, my fabulous “Sparkle and Shine” readers, get to know me a little bit more. What better way then through social media?! At the start of each month, I will be posting my top 3 Instagram pictures of each month! Those will be determined based on the number of likes they receive. In case you got caught up in a little something called the Superbowl, here are my Top 3 Instagrams of January 2014! Look for this new monthly tradition at the start of each month. If you can’t wait each month to see my Instagram posts, you can follow me!


If you want to read more of my work, check out this week’s Quinnipiac University’s Her Campus Celebrity interview with the newest President of Quinnipiac’s Panhellenic Council! All you sorority girls can check it out here.

Remember that Lilly quote, readers, and have a great week! Keep sparkling!


My Monday Musts

Happy Monday, readers!

I can’t believe that this is my last Monday being home for winter break. I made sure to do all my last minute errands today – like the essential last eye brow wax – before I head back to school on Saturday! I’ve been packing… and over packing…. all my new clothes (sorry mom!) for my second semester of sophomore year. I just can’t wait to be back with my friends and sisters. However, I am very much going to miss my family.

But before school even comes, I am excited for my big to come home from Trinidad tomorrow, so she has wifi again so we can text non-stop!  Because as you may not know, we do….Image

Another reason I’m excited for this week, “Duck Dynasty” comes back this week for a new season!!! I love how so many people are relating the show to me – I received a snapchat today of a Walmart’s “Duck Dynasty” section from my friend Bailey saying how it madde me think of her and a sister of mine Tweeted “Duck Dynasty” tee shirts she found to me because it made her think of me. Quack, quack!

But here we go, readers, this week’s Monday Musts!

1. “The Millers” on CBS

CBS has a new show this season called just “The Millers.” I watched it one night after “The Big Bang Theory” and became obsessed. I binge watched every single episode On Demand in the matter of 48 hours because I became so obsessed. The hilarious show follows the Miller family after the parents, Tom and Carol, separate after 43 years. After their son, Nathan, tells his parents of his divorce, Tom promptly leaves Carol. Carol them moves in with Nathan, who is 43 years old. Tom moves in with daughter Debbie, and her husband and son. The show has me laughing every single time for the full 30 minutes! I haven’t binge watched a show like this in forever because I’m just so hooked! Catch it Thursdays at 8:30 p.m.


2. “The Bling Ring” Novel by Nancy Jo Sales

In an old My Monday Musts, I talked about how I watched “The Bling Ring” movie and became obsessed. I decided to read “Vanity Fair” writer Nancy Jo Sale’s biography on the crime spree. It was such an interesting read because Sales was in contact with the lawyers of the defendants, the defendants themselves, such as Nick Prugo, and offered an interesting insider facts and statistics. For anyone else who is as interested in the Burglar Bunch and their celebrity stealing spree, I absolutely recommend this book. Just be forewarned – it is written very much like a magazine article.


3. I got my third hole pierced in each ear!

Yay! I got another piercing, readers! I got my third hole in each ear pierced this past week when Julia and I went on a (much-needed) shopping spree at the mall! Ever since I got my cartilage pierced, I had wanted to get my third hole pierced – and I finally did! Seven piercings in total in both ears and now I’m official done! Yay!


Yay! Now time to go watch the season premiere of “The Fosters” and Juan Pablo on “The Bachelor.”

Happy Monday, readers! Keep sparkling!