Where in the world did Caroline go?

Hi! It’s me…Caroline! Do you even remember who I am? It’s okay if you don’t…it has been way too long. But, I am back now! So, let’s catch up where we left off…The past few weeks at school have been pretty crazy, which is a complete understatement. You see, moving in to an apartment brings on a lot of grown up responsibilities that were pretty stressful (what do you mean the gas is turned off?!). Also, there is this thing called Rush that completely takes over your life. That is not a complete understatement…I actually didn’t have control of my life for about a week and I’m currently in the process of taking back control. I won’t go into every detail of my schedule that week, but just know that going to school and going through recruitment of our new sorority members at the same time often results in only sleeping about two hours a night, pumping caffeine into your veins, taking notes with your eyes closed, etc. But, it’s over now and in the end, I realized just how rewarding that sleep depriving, exhausting week of Rush is. We have the cutest new members, of that I am absolutely sure of. And as a sorority, we grew closer together through the process of finding our new Kappas!

kappas1^^Oh those tired eyes. This was the day after the two hour night sleep!

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^^See what I mean…they are just the cutest! Welcome to Kappa, girlies xo

Rush ended on Monday. And on Monday afternoon, something happened to a friend of mine that left me feeling completely helpless, shaking with fear, and with nowhere to turn except to God. Fortunately, everything ended in the best possible scenario given the circumstances. Thank God. It’s not something that I want to share on our blog because I want to respect my friend’s privacy. But, the reason I do bring it up is because I want to remind everyone to be kind and show compassion to everyone around you. You really have no idea what the person standing next to you is going through. Remember to extend a helping hand and to be a source of comfort and positivity in the lives around you. And, also, remember that you can always ask for help, that no problem is unsolvable, that everything will be okay in the end, and if it isn’t, then it isn’t the end. Remember to never give up and always look for the beauty, magic, and love in the world around you. I promise you that it is there.

I’m going to leave you with a few quotes of inspiration for this new week…






I’m excited to be back in the blogging world and I will see you guys on Wednesday…for you know what! xoxo


(Quotes are from a Love Quotes Book, available at Milly & Grace)

Kappa Kappa Gamma Formal

This past weekend, my sorority held another formal and I took the cutest dates (that’s right…the word dates is plural) in town: Natalie and Hannah!

Our evening started at the Malibu Pier, where we all gathered together to take pictures. Then, we went our separate ways in little groups to dinner. Natalie, Hannah, and I went to this delicious Italian restaurant called Tra di Noi. And finally, we met back at the buses that transported us to a restaurant in downtown Hollywood where we all danced the night away!

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^^Some of my pledge class girls!

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^^My little Kappa Family (Twin and Big)

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 ^^My big Kappa Family (My big’s sister, her little, my twin, my big)

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^^Photobooth pictures!

This was our final formal of the year and that means that it was the seniors’ last formal ever. I’m sure going to miss them lots and lots at the rest of our formals, especially my big and her sister! But, we had the best time making the most of their last formal.

Kappa Klassic

Kappa Kappa Gamma has a philanthropy that every Kappa chapter across the country supports. But, what I love about Pepperdine’s chapter is we also vote on another philanthropy to support that is near and dear to one of our sister’s hearts.

This year, we fell in love with Wishing Well, which is an organization started by Pepperdine students and their mission to transform the world we live in by providing clean water to those in need.

The minute I was told these couple facts I knew this organization had my vote:

  • “According to the World Health Organization there are still 884 million people who lack access to clean water. Unclean water is responsible for 80% of all disease and over 3 million deaths every year.”
  • “One dollar can give someone in a developing country clean water for year.”

It seemed to me like this is where our chapter could make the most impact, if all it takes is one dollar to give one person in a developing country clean water for a year.

So, once the votes were counted and Wishing Well was announced the winner, our fabulous philanthropy chair, Maggie, got to planning the event that would help us raise money for Wishing Well.

Our event was called Kappa Klassic! We brought in mini golf, ping pong tables, and Arnold Palmers to campus, dressed up in preppy Kountry Klub attire, and took on the role Kappa Kaddies for each team in our tournament!

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(^^We may or may not have been inspired by Caddyshack!)

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^^We loved everyone’s Kountry Klub outfits!

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Through this event, T-shirt sales, and a silent auction, we raised enough money to build a well in Africa that will bring an entire community clean water!!

I am so proud of our philanthropy chair, Maggie, who put her heart and soul into this and so thankful for everyone else who supported Kappa and Wishing Well along the way.

My heart is happy.


P.S. If you find time to watch Wishing Well’s 26 minute documentary, I highly recommend it. Life changing and eye opening.