I lived in a dorm last year as a freshman, and I quickly realized I had bought things I would never use. Because this is a common problem for freshmen, I've created a list of my absolute essentials to help you all out!
I'd like to thank Crane & Canopy for collaborating with me on this post. Connect with them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to see more of this blog series!
In the weeks leading up to a beach vacation, my excitement is through the roof. I count down the days while picturing myself tanning on the beach with my feet in the sand. It's like a dream, until I realize I have to pack. I don't know about you, but I hate packing. Between the fear of forgetting something and the stress that comes with deciding what I'll wear, my excitement lessens and lessens.
But I've found a way to make packing a breeze. I created a packing list (displayed below) that includes everything I could ever possibly need. My parents take care of the groceries, so I didn't include that. I also didn't include linens because our condo includes them. You'll have to customize your list depending on where you stay, but the one pictured is a good guide!
In addition to this packing list, I'm going to show you all my beach vacation beauty essentials: what moisturizer I've been loving, which products I use to style my hair, and more. Scroll down to check out my favorites!
Welcome to The Ultimate Guide to Freshman Year! Today's post is going to be all about living with a roommate. This can be a scary thing for those of us who have only lived at home. We've heard the horror stories! A roommate can be your best friend or your worst enemy.
I wrote this post to give you all 10 Tips on how to make living with a roommate easier. I had quite a time adjusting to living with someone I hardly knew, and I know a lot of people struggle with that. I'm hoping these tips will prepare you for what's to come. :) The experience really is what you make of it!
A few months ago I decided to do monthly goals and inspirations here on my blog. I wrote one for March and one for April but somehow completely forgot May, so I decided to do one post for the entire summer. Hope you all enjoy!
In the summer before my freshman year of college, I was outrageously excited. I'm talking spent-the-entire-summer-counting-down-the-days excited. I planned out every single detail: everything from what clubs I would join to how I would organize my desk. My friends often came to me for advice and planning tips because I looked like I knew it all.
As great as it sounds, I think this excitement was part of the reason I was so let down during the first semester. In my mind, freshman year was going to be perfect. I would be on my own, living by my own rules. I'd be able to escape petty high school drama and make new friends. It sounded so good in theory, but I didn't realize that it takes time to adjust.