OPhiA Bid Day 2013!

Hi everyone! Today was Bid Day for OPhiA, so I'm going to share my experience as a pledge! 

We arrived at the campus green and waited for everyone else to show up. Once everyone was there, Christine, the pledge mom, took role to see if everyone that could be there was there. Then, we split into carpool cars and headed out to Acworth Beach! 

Once we arrived, we walked to a pavilion where a bunch of the actives were singing and welcoming us. It was so fun and exciting! Once everyone arrived, we got some food and sat down and ate. Once we finished eating, the pledges circled up. We went around the circle and said our name, age, major, and a fun fact, just as a way to get to know everyone. While we did that, the actives went around a taped a picture of another girl in the circle to our backs. Once we finished, Christine explained that it was a new tradition they were starting. Whoever's picture was on your back and yours on theirs, was your 'rosebud.' Your rosebud is just another friend you have in the sorority and is basically a way to make a new best friend. My rosebud happened to be Sarah, who I'd met the first night of recruitment! After this, we played some little games while some of the actives took the pledges by groups to get their bids. Soon, it was my groups turn! 

We walked to a little curtain they had set up by the lake. We took pictures as rosebud groups and then a group picture. When Tiffany, who took the picture, was showing us the group picture to see if we liked it, some of the actives jumped out from behind the curtain yelling 'Surprise!' and handed us our bids! They are SO cute! 

My bid for the Iota pledge class!
Once we got our bids, we went back to wait for everyone else to get their bids. Once everyone had their bids, we went to a little patch of grass by the water and took pictures! After that, we got together and headed back to the school to go home! 

I had an AMAZING time at Bid Day and I am SO thankful to be a part of this amazing group of girls! I can't wait to be involved and have my life be changed for the better by joining and being a part of Omega Phi Alpha!

If anyone else has Bid Day today, or has already had Bid Day, good luck and enjoy this new chapter of your life's journey! 

Good luck and lots of love, 
tyleralesia ♥♥ 


Fall 2013 Sorority Recruitment!

Hey everyone! I'm going to share with you my recruitment experience! 

I've wanted to join a sorority for a while. I knew that the regular Panhellenic recruitment cost money to register and I didn't have the money for that, and that made me a little sad. Then, one day during the first week of college, they had a little event on the green with a bunch of booths set up. There was one for a sorority and I instantly noticed it. My friends and I walked around a little bit first, and while we were waiting in line to spin a prize wheel at a booth, a girl came up to us from the sorority booth and started talking to us about her sorority. The sorority was Omega Phi Alpha, and it is a national service sorority. That means, while doing normal sorority things, one of their main things is doing service to the community and the world. She handed us a card for recruitment and left. I knew this was something I wanted to do. 

Recruitment was 3 nights, and it started on September 3rd. The first night we got a number, filled out a questionnaire, and got a name tag. We went into the room and sat down at tables. The theme for their recruitment was Disney so there was pink, purple, princesses, and crowns. It was so cute. They dismissed us by tables to go get food, which was veggies, fruit, cucumber sandwiches, cake pops and other little snacks, and drinks. We sat down and ate and some of the actives would come around and talk to us. Soon, it was time to go over the general information about the sorority. After that, the actives would rotate tables and talk to us. Soon, it was time to go. 

The second night started off the same way. Girls who weren't there the first night did what they needed, we got name tags, and went inside. Tonight, I had 3 friends with me that couldn't make it the first night. That night, they had an ice cream bar set up for us! It was so yummy and amazing! Then, they went over the information some of the girls missed from the first night, and explained why we had paper, stickers, markers, and crayons on our tables. They first showed us a video about Bert's Big Adventure. Bert's Big Adventure is something Q100 radio station in Atlanta does where they take terminally ill children and their families to Disney World for 5 days. It was so heartwarming to see all these children smile and have fun. They then told us we were going to make buttons for the children and write them letters. It was so much fun and it was nice to make something that was going to make these children smile. After we did that, we played a game where one person started and said their name and something they liked or that they may have in common with someone else. Then, the first person that has that in common and gets to that person first, links arms with them and says their name and something else they may have in common with others and it continues on until everyone has linked arms. It was fun and silly and a great way to learn a bit from everyone. After that, it was time to go. I couldn't wait for the last night.

Last night of recruitment came and I was so excited. My friends and I got there, got name tags, a little piece of paper with a number on it and went inside the room. They had cake and pizza for us and we sat down and ate. After we were done, they talked about what the numbers we got were for. The girls with the odd numbers were going to play games first with some of the actives and the girls with the even numbers stayed in the room. One of my friends and I had odd numbers while our other two friends had even numbers. We went out into the big hallway in the student center and started a game that involved us getting into a circle and passing around a red ball with questions. When you caught the ball, you answered the question your right thumb was over. It was fun to hear all the different questions and people's answers. Once that game was over, we played a big game of Never Have I Ever, but with a twist. One person was in the middle and said their Never Have I Ever. Once they did, if you HAVE done the thing they haven't, you had to find a new spot in the circle. It was like the circle version of musical chairs where one person always didn't have a spot. It was super fun! Then, it was time to switch places with the even numbered girls. We went back into the room and sat down in chairs across from some of the actives and alumnae. We had 5 minutes with one and they asked us questions. Once the 5 minutes was up, you moved to the left to a new girl who had different questions. Since I'm a little shy, that was a little difficult for me; but once I talked to a couple girls, I was a little more confident. We got through maybe 6 girls and then it was time to go. They told us they would email us Friday morning (today) to know if we had a bid. 

Today, I woke up for class and anxiously awaited an email, along with my other friends. After waiting until about 12:30, I didn't think I got a bid. Then, while on my phone and making my lunch, I happened to see the banner notification for my email at the top of my phone. I opened the email and was so happy, I GOT A BID! I am so happy! 

Bid Day is tomorrow (Sept. 7th) and the formal pinning ceremony is this Sunday. Sadly, one of my 3 friends didn't get a bid. But hopefully, she'll rush next year and one of us can be her big! I am so excited for this opportunity and for this new chapter in my life. (Haha, chapter. Sororities have chapters. I made a joke!) 

If anyone is thinking of rushing, I also didn't rush Panhellenic because the ones at my college, the girls are stuck up and rich. I'm sorry, that shouldn't matter in a sorority. They're for meeting new friends that aren't like you, not just a popularity contest. Also, I heard it was really overwhelming cause there are SO many people! But, if that's your thing, I'm not judging. I personally like this sorority because I don't feel like I can't be myself with these girls and they don't care where you live or how much money you have or anything like that. 

Omega Phi Alpha is my new home and I seriously could not be happier! I cannot wait for Bid Day, the pinning ceremony, and I definitely can't wait to get my Big! I know I'm going to be so thankful for her and I cannot wait! 

Well, that's my sorority recruitment experience! I hope you guys read this and are inspired to join a sorority or look up info on this one and maybe join our OPhiA family! I'll add posts about Bid Day and the pinning ceremony probably Sunday afternoon/night! 

Have a lovely day! 
tyleralesia ♥♥


Changed my URL!


This is just a short little update! I just changed my URL as I felt my old one didn't really fit me anymore. So, my new URL is theshortgirlcollegediaries! 

♥ tyler alesia


Back To School Haul- College Edition!

Hi everyone! This is my back to school haul, college edition! I haven't bought a lot of stuff cause I'm living at home for college since it's about 10 minutes away from my house. So, this is just some clothes, my supplies, and my backpack! Some prices are shown only because I remembered them off the top of my head! 

**If I showed you everything I bought over the summer and said I bought it for 'back to school', we'd be here forever. So, this is just what I've bought this past weekend!**

Skull, Cross, and rhinestone quarter length pullover, $3.99 on sale at Charlotte Russe

Bic Pencils, Ticonderoga erasers, and Papermate gel pens- Office Max

Sharpie highlighters and Avery glue sticks- Office Max

Tissue packs, $1 each- Office Max

Office Max 1 1/2 inch binder and Avery dividers- Office Max

Mustache folder and 5 subject Five Star notebook- Office Max

Victoria's Secret Pink backpack, $44.50

Merona hoodie on sale at target for $5.98

Dinner plate and cereal bowl- Target (I thought they were cute!)
So, I just remembered, I also bought Disney Princess band-aids, but they are not pictured! That's my back to school haul! I hope you enjoyed and I hope, if you're starting 6th grade, 9th grade, Senior year, or college like me, I hope you have a wonderful first day of school and an AWESOME school year! 

♥ tyler alesia


I'm so lazy.

As, we all know. BUT, hopefully this week I will have up a back to school haul post! I am going to get a few more things tonight so I'll add those and hopefully get it posted this week! Also, I may be doing a couple book reviews if anyone would like to read those! I've recently read some really good books so I'll tell you all about them! 

I go for college orientation this Friday and classes start next Friday! (I may be starting Friday if I get any Friday classes. If not, I'll start the following Monday!) 

I seriously can't believe I'm going to college, but I'm excited and can't wait to hangout on campus! 

I'll do a post every day on my first week of college so be on the lookout for that too! 

♥ tyler alesia


Haul, Reviews and more coming soon!

Hey everyone! 

This week, I'm off work because the family I babysit for is going on vacation! I've been shopping and ordering things online in the past few weeks and I will be posting a haul of my stuff later this week! As the things I've ordered come in the mail, I will add them to the haul! 

Also, I recently bought an e.l.f palette, two e.l.f eye shadow brushes, and a Revlon Lip Butter. I will be posting reviews and swatches of those this week as well! 

I'm also thinking of doing a makeup collection video! I surprisingly have a lot of makeup for someone who doesn't really wear makeup! So, that may also be happening this week. 

Hope you all enjoy your week and have a lovely day! 

♥ tyler alesia


It's my 18th birthday! ...Almost!

Well, it's the 23rd and my birthday is the 24th, but it's close enough! It's really weird to think that soon I'll be 18. (well, I'll officially be 18 at 2:01 pm :) 

My birthday plans include going to work, a.k.a babysitting my sister's friend's kids, going to lunch with my sister, her friend and the kids, going back to babysitting, going home, changing, my best friend is coming over, then me, my mom, my dad, my sister and her are all going to dinner!

It's weird to finally be 18. Now I can buy lottery tickets and win some money! Haha! I'll probably do an outfit of the day post tomorrow night or Tuesday with the outfits I wore on my birthday! 

I hope you guys have a wonderful day/night/afternoon, whatever time of day it is where you live! I'll be here waiting for the clock to strike midnight and the facebook notifications to begin! 

tyler alesia ♥



So, our chorus and orchestra teachers put together a trip to Washington DC and we leave Wednesday, April 17th! I am so super excited to be going to DC! I have wanted to go for so long and I finally have the chance! 

We'll be going to the museums, seeing the landmarks, memorials, and statues and will also be visiting Arlington National Cemetery. We'll also be taking a tour of the Archives, a 4 hour city bus tour, and seeing a Pops concert and a performance of Hello Dolly! AND we get to take pictures outside the White House! I'm SOOOOOOO excited! I will probably post a blog about it when I get back and I am going to be recreating my red, white and blue mani for the trip! 

You guys remember that one! 

I cannot wait to go! And I'm going to see how many complements I get on my nails! :D 

I'll see you guys soon! 

-tyler alesia ♥


Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure

So, I will soon be the owner of a bottle of the very hard to find Sally Hansen polish, Hidden Treasure! I have the other polish of the same name that is the pearl pink opalescent polish, but I found the original on ebay and ordered it! 

Here's the two polishes to show you the difference: 

This is the one I have

This is the one I ordered off of ebay

You can clearly see the difference between the two polishes, and I cannot wait to receive the second one! 

-tyleralesia ♥



YAYYY!!! After having these stupid things on for almost 7 years, they are finally off! They literally came off in like 5 minutes! The nurse told me to go brush my teeth and I thought she had only taken the wires out! It was quick and easy (well, minus all the brushing and rinsing and getting the cement off my teeth!) I absolutely love not having them anymore! 

Here's me before I got them off: 

And here's after! 

I am so happy to have them off! 


Update! :)

Hey guys! Life is CRAZY nowadays! I'm in my school's production of the musical, Anything Goes, and we've had rehearsal just about every day since January! The musical is March 7-9th and I am so excited! Also, I am getting my braces off (FINALLY) in a little over a week, March 1st! Lastly, which doesn't really take up too much of my time, but Prom (my last one!) is on March 23rd! 

So, I've been really busy! My nail polish collection has DEFINITELY increased since my last post, and it will continually increase! My mom is getting me new polishes when she gets paid, so I'll put a post up about those when I get them! 

I may also have a post about my experience in the musical, so look out for that as well! 

Love you guys! 

-tyler alesia ♥