Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Tea Time (Happy Hump-Day)

So I have to admit, I am a tea addict (as well as a jar addict  but I'll come to that another day).  When I got to MIT I promised myself that I would not become a coffee guzzling, caffeine junkie zombie student.  Three years in and still no coffee!  I have substituted it with green tea though.  There are so many choices out there and I almost enjoy tea shopping as much as clothes shopping (GASP!).

For those looking to make the switch, here are some of my favorites and why I like them:

I Love Lemon Bigelow tea has 100% of your daily Vit C.  This is great and I highly recommend this to other students because it helps you keep from getting a cold and get over most illnesses quicker.  I like it more than taking that Emergen-C stuff because the warm tea also soothes a sore throat.  I drink this once a day usually during my first class.

I ADORE this tea!  It's a great pick-me-up after class.  The green tea has a little bit of caffeine to get you ready for homework.  The açaí berries in the tea give it an amazing flavor and are full of antioxidants.  My favorite thing about this brand of tea is that they're no nonsense.  The ingredients are just green tea, hibiscus, and açaí berries.

This tea is really nice for late night homeworking.  It's loaded with turmeric which is a vasodilator (expands blood vessels) to relieve headaches and lower blood pressure.  It's instantly calming and smells fantastic.  Again, this tea is no nonsense, only including turmeric, green tea, ginger, cinnamon, and honey.

Click the pictures if you're interested in these teas.

What are you drinking? Let me know :)

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Lilly on Rue? YES PLEASE

If you haven't heard of Rue La La you should definitely check it out!  It's a great site that puts a lot of my favorite brands on sale.

This Thursday at 11am they're putting Lilly Pulitzer clothing on sale!

I'm hoping to snag something fun like this Pemberton Dress 

What are you hoping to get?
Let me know :-)

Work work work....

I got a job! Hooray. so that puts me ahead of a lot of people in terms of using my degree.  Funny thing is though, I'm not using my degree.  I am doing absolutely no chemical engineering, but I do love my job running military experiments!  I have learned a lot though from my time here working for the Department of Defence.
1) Be on time. Always. In fact, maybe be early.  You'd be surprised how many good things come your way in the office when you're the first one in and last one out.  You'll always be up to speed and maybe even ahead on your work.

2) Technology is not your enemy.  Even if you don't know anything about computers, taking 20min to try to fix your own issues using Google before you ask for help can actually teach you a lot!

3) Be patient.  Be it with your boss (I know it's difficult!), coworkers, or even people from other teams or departments, being known as the nice person in the office can buy you a lot of favors and people will respect you more.  However, don't be a pushover. Then no one will listen when you need something done.

Here are some of my favorite office organizers to top it off.

Jonathan Adler List Pad: LifeguardPress $8 Buy Here
Bambo Dry-Erase Panel: See Jane Work $49 Buy Here
Lilly Pulitzer Catchall with Pen: Lifeguard Press $14 Buy Here