Trader Joes Haul on a College Budget

Trader Joes is one of my favorite places to food shop. I love the food they sell, from he freshness of their produce to the quality of their frozen food and the samples that leave me speechless. I think that learning how to shop for healthy food that you enjoy on a budget is really important.

So, I have broken down some of my favorite things from Trader Joes that you can afford on a college budget. Below they are broken down into categories, but I will include what I use them for next to each item! After the list, I’ll explain the way I shop! Read More »

5 Ways To Get Your Life Together Before A New Semester

The Spring semester is upon us, even though it’s 16 degrees out and feels nothing like Spring anywhere here in New England. I have made a goal to getting my life together this semester and devoting more time to me. (You can see a full list of my goals for 2018 and the shift I will be making here) With that being said, I plan on getting my goals set in place and full plans to achieve them ready to go!

Set Your Goals // Get a list of around ten goals set for the new year. You can break them down further into smaller goals to help you achieve them. I have the Passion Planner right now and it has been nothing but helpful in planning and achieving my goals.Read More »

What To Do When the “Doing Too Much” Hits You… Hard

So yesterday, the “what am I doing with my life”, “I don’t have time to do anything” and the “I need to get out” feeling hit me and when I say it hit me, it hit me hard. As my professor listed off all the things due in “one month” as he said and gave us a date that is less than one month away, I started to have a panic attack of, I can barely do what I have right now.Read More »

Fall Meets Back-To-School

This week here at the University of New Haven is back-to-school week, with Monday being our first day {Tuesday is more my first day}! I have a schedule packed with 6 classes, work, my sorority, clubs and somehow still a social life. A huge part about classes, is dressing for anything the world throws at you. Dressing for class is comfort with style. The outfit I wore the first day can be dressed up or down. I added a shall for warmth {it’s not summer anymore} and stuck with some fall colors. Ripped mom jeans are always a great way to bring comfort to any outfit, especially when you switch them out for your typical skinny jeans! {Check out this article for more on mom jeans}.

This is my outfit for my first day back to classes, even though I didn’t have class until 6pm!

 

 

 

How was your first day of classes? Let me know in the comments!

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Why Working 3 Jobs Was One of The Best Decisions I Made {For Now}

So as of right now, I am working three jobs and occasionally helping my aunt with catering. I work 24 hours a week at my internship, Monday through Wednesday, 9 to 5. This is both rewarding and annoying. I then have my job at American Eagle that I have had since December. I love the people I work with and no where else can I get in over eight hours of work because I decided I didn’t need sleep that night. Overnights are the main reason I can work there. And now, Starbucks. My new job at Starbucks has so far been nothing but an exciting experience.

Let’s start with my internship.

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7 Essential Strategies to Simplify Your Semester

We are all in the midst of our semester and I know, personally, that its a struggle. I like to think everything is as smooth as it could be and everything is grand, but let’s be honest, college is hard and by mid-semester you start to burn out and need some motivation. I have started to compile this list of some strategies to help you simplify your semester to help ease that burn-out (or make it not happen).

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Put your phone on Do Not Disturb/ Airplane mode during class and while studying!

This strategy is implemented to help you pay attention. You don’t need that group message or all those social media notifications blowing up your phone and distracting you. And let’s be honest, we’re only popular when we should be doing something else. I know when I put my phone on Do Not Disturb during class, I actually learn something and whenever I don’t, I end up dealing with some problem that takes away from my class where I need to be paying attention.Read More »

Five Blogs Every College Woman Should Read

After all the social media issues coming from the election, I thought I would share what gets me through my day as a college woman. I may not be the typical college woman, but I think you can still relate. Here are five blogs that I don’t think I could get through college without.

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1) The College Life Stylist aka Alex Marie

I love her and her blog. I have been following her since I was a Freshman in college and I am currently a Junior. I follow her social media and we’ve even emailed a few times. She is one of my inspirations when it comes to blogging and I hope you can see why. She is relatable, her blog is easy to read and access and her pictures are on point.

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2) Navy Striped Peonies aka Paulina

I think that Paulina has a done a great job on her blog. I have been following along for sometime and find a lot of her posts very interesting and useful. I think that she has a great personality in her writing and that she really does relate, well at least to us New-Englanders. I also love how you can tell how much effort she puts into each post, you can tell she truly cares.

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3) Mostly Morgan aka Morgan

Morgan has a way with her words. She is relatable and her advice is genuine. When reading her blog, she looks like she has her shit together and I personally, want to do some of the things that she gets to do and share with us as readers. We have gone to some of the same conferences and have even been to some of the same places and events at the same time. After going through her blog, I would love to be able to meet her and share experiences. I also think that when I read her blog, I relate to her posts and that is what keeps me following along.

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4) The Young Hopeful by a lot of real woman

This blog is run by a bunch of different, real, college woman. These woman share our same daily struggle that is the college life. Here you can find tips from anxiety to classes to finances. Whether you are an incoming freshman or a second-semester senior, I would suggest this blog for some tips on getting through.

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5) The Blonde Chiffon aka Holly

I think Holly has a passion for blogging and you can really tell in her writing. She is more about lifestyle and beauty, but she has a lot of tips that can get you through college. I have noticed that she writes a lot about skin and health, which I think is super important when it comes to life for a college woman.

I truly hope you enjoy these blogs as much I do. I love how personal they can get too because I even feel like we are actual friends sometimes, as if I knew them in real life. I think that is what helps me to relate to them so much.

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7 Adventures to take this Fall

For the people on my campus, fall break is approaching fast! I know some of your breaks has passed, but that doesn’t mean your shouldn’t go on fall adventures. I came up with a little list of some fun things you could do this fall break, even if you have the whole weekend or just an afternoon.

7 Things to do this Fall (break)

Go to a Vineyard | This is a fun outing for you and your friends. Explore and enjoy yourselves!

Go Apple and Pumpkin Picking | This is a given, it is a fall must! I just went with a few sisters this weekend apple picking, but plan on going pumpkin picking soon with my roommates. Got some yummy apple cider donut holes. Read More »