Tuesday, November 26, 2013

A Much Needed Break

If you asked me to describe my life right now only using one word I would have to say hectic. There has been so much going on in the last few months that I sometimes wish the world around me would just stop for at least 2 minutes so I could just relax.
I am so thankful that Thanksgiving break has finally arrived. The world isn't exactly stopping but I will get to relax for a little bit over the break. Most of that relaxing will occur during my 6 hour car ride to Oklahoma. I will make the most of those 6 hours though by doing things that I haven't been able to really do in the past few months. 

Read a good short story. Reading definitely helps me to relax. It takes me to a place where I don't have to worry about my life and the things happening around me.

Listen to music. The only time I get to listen to any music is when I'm in my car and I'm hardly ever in my car. So I guess while I'm in my car for 6 hours I will finally get to listen to music. 

Reach level 50 on Candy Crush. Yes I'm only on level 39... Sad I know... But Candy Crush has kinda been at the bottom of my to-do list so I haven't really played it since this summer.

How will you relax over Thanksgiving break?

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Monday, August 12, 2013

Don't Worry. Be Happy.

I'm not really a "go with the flow" kind of person. I constantly worry about things, the main thing being my classes.
This summer I took a couple of online classes. I've taken online classes before and did a pretty good job managing my time to allow study time for those classes.This summer though I feel like I was always in a tizzy trying to manage my time between work, school, and simply having fun. I honestly worried 24/7.
Now that I'm finished with the classes, I look back and wonder why I even worried. I finished everything on time and ended up making good grades. There was honeslty no reason for me to have worried so much.

From now on my goal in life is to not worry so much and to be happy.

What causes you to worry?
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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Color Me Purple

I know I say the word love a lot , but I honestly can't help it! I just love so many things. One of those things is the color purple. It's my favorite color and I just.... love it! :)  

Dress  //  iPhone Case  //  Headband
TOMS  //  Earrings

We could all use a little purple in our lives.

What is your favorite color?
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Friday, August 2, 2013

Back to College: Decorations

I really enjoy decorating my dorm room. By hanging a few pictures and poster, I can make my room feel more like home. Here are some of the many decorative items that I found on Etsy.

State Art Silhouette:  This piece of art is just a reminder of where you're from. You can create your own masterpiece by choosing the state, the colors, and the heart placement.
Orange Bookends: If you want to add a little pop of color to your room, these bookends are just for you!
Ceramic Owl Piggy Bank: Isn't this owl darling?? I love ceramic figurines!
Fabric Banner: Banners aren't just for parties. Take a look and see how banners can be used to brighten up your room.
Today Is The Day: Hanging quotes on your walls will give you daily inspiration.

How do you decorate your dorm room?
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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Back to College: Organization and Storage

The Container Store is the go-to place when you need to organize your office or store items in a closet. It has everthing from coat hangers to drawer organizers to baskets.
So where do I go to get organizers and storage units for my dorm? The Container Store of course!

Dairy Crates: I use these for storing all my books, notebooks, and binders.
Makeup Organizer: I usually have my makeup spread out across my dresser (no organization whatsoever). I plan to be more oraganized this year so a makeup organizer is somthing I will need to buy!
Drawers: There is hardly any storage space in dorm rooms where I live. I always end up storing all my hair products, medicine, lotion, etc. in my desk drawers. I would really like to buy at least one set of these drawers to better store those items.
Nail Polish Riser: Nail polish is another item that gets stored in a desk drawer. If I buy the makeup organizer, I would actually have enough roon on my dresser to place this riser!
Desk Organizer:  You probably already have a picture in your head of what my desk normally looks like: A MESS! This desk organizer would be a great investment for me I think. Don't you?
Style Station: Again, my hairdryer and flat iron gets placed in my desk. If I buy this item too, there will be so much room in my desk for items that actually belong there!
Laundry Bag Stand and Mesh Laundry Bag: This laundry bag stand could easily be stored in a closet or in a corner of your room. Plus, the mesh laundry bag comes in many different colors!
Canvas Hanging Sweater Bag: If you don't have enough drawer space for all of your clothes, this hanging bag would be great to put in your closet.
Closet/Drawer Organizers: I bought a few cheap dresser drawer organizers last semester from the dollar store, but they fell apart... I think these organizers look way better and most likely won't break.
Canvas Hanging Shoe Bag: I don't like having to search through piles of shoes on my closet floor. So in my room at home and in my room at college I have a hanging shoe bag in both closets.

Do you have/want any of these items?
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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Back to College: Bedding

Going shopping for bedding is so much fun! But before you go looking, there are a few things you need to know.

If this is your first time to live in a dorm room, before you go shopping for your bedding, call your University's housing office and ask what size the beds are. If they are Twin XL, you will need Twin XL sheet, but you can use a twin size comforter.
Your bed at college will be more than a bed. It will be a couch, a table, a desk, and so much more. So not only do you want your bed to look cute, but you also want it to be comfortable and durable.
Also, Buy a matress topping!! It will make your bed way more comfortable.

Now, let's go shopping!!

Vera Bradley's reversible comforter set in jazzy bloom is so colorful and cute!

I love this mixed petal comforter set from Kate Spade.

Tina Turk's santorini white coverlet collection might be plain, but it's sophisticated. Plus, you can easly mix and match this comforter with so many colors. If you are afraid white will become too dirty, this collection also comes in bluecoral, and citron

PB Teen has Greek monogramed pillows and sheets.

Where are you going to buy your bedding?

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Back to College: Backpacks and Totes

I've used the same backpack for the past two years and let me tell you... it has a few battle scars. Thankfully my mother bought me a new JanSport backpack this year.
Personally I'm not usually a big fan of totes. I used one in high school one year and I really didn't like it. It was too small and I couldn't put a lot in it. Now that I've looked at all these totes though, I'm thinking about getting one of these bigger totes. I think it would be great for when I go to the library to study!

Do you prefer a backpack or a tote?
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