In case you haven’t heard, there is a new ‘award’ going around call One Lovely Blog. I was nominated for this by Morgan at Mostly Morgan, thank you so much! I love her blog a lot, she’s one of the reasons why I began blogging.. so I highly recommend you check her out!
(Add in, October 14th) I’ve also been nominated a second time by Hayley at A Stitch To Scratch! She shares her fun adventures in sewing and life, go check her out!
Now, onto the award.
One of the first organizing blogs I fell in love with, Kirsten at Organized Charm! I love her advice on organizing for school and for life! I’ve taken a bunch of her ideas and used them for this school year so far and they are incredibly helpful! Check her out!
Currently I am sitting here, 2 weeks into the school year. I’ve already been through and done a lot more than I expected to in these 2 weeks. I’m up to 19 credits of classes, still working a full time job, and now I’m working one of my school’s fall theatre productions. It’s a lot to swallow.
Luckily, one of the main things that is keeping me sane right now is consistently reminding myself that there are only 14 weeks left in this semester of school.
Then I’ll be able to take less classes, which will overall help everything fall into place better.
But, I don’t want my life to become consumed by all this work. I want to be able to keep a somewhat active life around more than just school and my jobs. So I’ve decided to make a list of goals (both school related and not) for this semester. Ready? Here they are:
Bonus goal: Survive Tech Week.
Sometimes writing out your goals is all that you need to ensure that you keep them. Sometimes you need a little more motivation.
I’ve always been pretty good about keeping myself accountable for things, so I hope this will workout. As I complete these goals throughout the semester I will cross them off the list.
Do you keep goals? Do they help you keep on track or motivated? Tell me about it in the comments below!
Having a roommate who’s alarm goes off at a different time than yours is one thing about college that I’m still getting used to. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday my roommate‘s alarm wakes her up by blasting “Shake it Off” by Taylor Swift at 7am. Meanwhile, I shake it off (pun intended) and do my best to fall back asleep until my alarm wakes me up a couple of hours later.
She’s really nice about being as quiet as possible in our room.
Unfortunately, the most difficult part about this comes when she opens our door. The hinges squeak. Loudly. The last two weeks we were able to handle it, but on Friday it startled me so much that I nearly fell out of my bed.
We didn’t have any WD-40 or anything else like that on hand, so I went looking for a better solution.
Now, I work as a media manager for a company that makes coconut oil, and I happened to have some of their coconut oil on hand. Lately I’d discovered that coconut oil can do practically everything. So I thought, before we go out and buy something to fix this, lets try with what we already have!
So I took a small amount of coconut oil in my hand…
And I put it on the front and back of the door hinge. Then proceeded to open and close the door a couple of times (made my roommate wipe off the excess coconut oil) and alas it worked!
So far it’s been a couple of days and the door has stayed squeaky-free! I did some research online afterwards (which I probably should have done beforehand..) and found testimonials from a lot of people saying that this method can rid doors of squeaks for months onto years.
I know this is a little silly, but since it’s a simple low cost life hack that I didn’t know about until trying it, I figured I should let you know that it works!
What are some of your favorite low cost hacks? Tell me below!
We call this the “Sunrise” style. Want to see a different style? View our version of the “grid” style here!
While gathering ideas for dorm room decorations my roommates and I came across a lot of ideas about designs that you can make using paint samples. Since our University does not allow us to paint the walls in our rooms (most schools don’t let you) we decided that this was a cute, simple, way to give temporary color and personality to our space.
Cool, right? We sure thought so. We planned to do something similar to this before we met in person, so one of my roommates and I went to Home Depot and grabbed tons of paint swatches. We didn’t have chance to coordinate as much as it would require to do so for those fancy designs, so we just did the best with what we had.
We put 4 small rolled up pieces of scotch tape on the back of each paint swatch, one on each corner of the swatch, to make sure it would stick to the wall. We started with red in the corner and tried our best to fade it out in a rainbow pattern, ending with light pink/purple at the top.
It took a lot of teamwork, coordination, and loud music… but here was our result!
We hope to collect more paint samples soon and begin the same pattern in the top left corner of the wall, so they meet and combine in the center creating a full rainbow going up and back.
How have you added some color and personality to your dorm room? Tell me below!
I feel like first posts are always the most awkward. Do I introduce myself? Do I just jump right in? Do I tell my whole life story?
I guess I should start with an introduction, but don’t worry, I’ll spare you most all of the boring details.
I’m Dani, I’m a Freshman at a college in California and I’ve decided to keep a blog. I’ve been wanting to do this for quite a while but just haven’t found the time to start, and I figured that now is better than never! So here I am. Welcome!
On this blog I will be posted everything from college, to life, to organization, to cute creative things, to my experiences in theatre to.. well.. practically everything.
If you want more information about me and what makes me tick, check out my about me page.
Now time to jump right in!
While the majority of dorm rooms are one room bedrooms shared between 2 or 3 people with a bathroom down the hall that the whole floor shares, I am lucky enough to be a part of the rare colleges to provide suite style dorms for their Freshman! My dorm consists of 4 girls, sharing 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, and 1 living room. It’s a pretty good deal if you ask me.
Luckily my roommates are just as into decorating and organizing as I am, so we were all on the same page when it came to move in day.
The images below are mainly panoramic pictures that I took with my phone, so excuse the bad quality. If you click on the image it will open up larger for you to view better.
(View from the door)
(my bed is on the right)
And there you have it! Though I’m sure we’ll change it throughout the year, I have to say I’m pretty satisfied with how it looks right now 🙂