Apartment Must-Haves!

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Even though I just moved out of my freshman dorm, I am already looking at all the different things I need to purchase in order to have the best apartment I can have! I am living in a one bedroom loft style apartment next year which is a version of on-campus apartment housing my college offers. With that being said they are not luxury apartments, the exact opposite of that quite honestly so in order to make them feel like home I want to decorate and have all the necessities that I think will make life easier! Here are a few must-haves I will be purchasing!

  • Bed Set

This for obvious reasons is a must-have and I want to go for a navy blue and grey theme for the whole apartment. I have found a few comforter sets that I have fell in love with and will for sure be considering when it comes down to buying one of them.

Madison Park Essentials Merritt Reversible Comforter Set

This Madison Park Essentials Comforter Set  from Bed Bath and Beyond is one I have been looking at for months and I think it would add the perfect pop of navy blue to my bedroom while not being too much as far as the pattern goes. I also love comforters that are reversible because I can easily change up the room if I get sick of it which is always a plus!

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The second comforter set I am looking at is from Target and it is the Blue Nissa Comforter and Sheet Set which I absolutely love! I love the muted patterns on both the comforter and the sheets and while it is not just navy blue I still love the shades of blue they do use and I think along with the throw pillows it looks so cute!

Which bed set do you guys like better?

  • Kitchen Essentials 

Farberware® High Performance Nonstick Aluminum 17-Piece Cookware SetObviously a major essential for the kitchen is a pots and pans set! I plan on cooking a lot (hopefully) and want a durable set of cookware that is going to be easy to work with and more importantly versatile!

Another must-have for the kitchen is a blender! I am a smoothie lover and my favorite part of eating breakfast in the caf at school was the smoothies! So I think the ninja blender would be perfect for that and it is the perfect size for me!

  • Decor Essentials 

If you follow me on Pinterest  you will know how much I love pinning all different kinds of home decor items!

One of my favorite ways to decorate a space is using tapestries! I have already gotten a few of them and plan on hanging them on bland brick walls as well as maybe using one of them as a couch cover to cover the not so cute couch provided by the university! Tapestries are a good way to add a pop of color and pattern to an otherwise dull and boring room! This tapestry can be found here.

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The next decor item I want to get is different kinds of plants! I love the use of plants to add a sense of life to a room and I think the thought that I need to take care of them will get me out of bed in the morning and again add a sense of life to my apartment wherever I put them! This one can be found here.

Crosby Schoolhouse Floor Lamp White - Threshold™ - image 1 of 4There is a huge lack of overhead lighting in the apartments so with that being said I am going to have to invest in a few lamps! Whether that be table lamps or floor lamps I still want to make sure they are a good addition and add to the decor and homey feeling! This one can be found here.

Another important aspect of decor is floor rugs! Not only does this add color and pattern but it also is used for different things like wiping your feet off in front of the door, catching water when you get out of the shower and protecting the floors from spills! I plan on buying a few different types of rugs and I think they will pull the room together that much more! This one can be found here.

  • Bathroom Essentials!

One important thing I plan on buying is a shower caddy which goes over the shower head! Instead of taking things in and out of the shower and I go I want to keep everything in the shower but still keep it organized! This caddy can be found here.

Another storage item I want to put in the bathroom is an over the toilet storage rack. This would be to keep things like toilet paper, all my skin care items as well as extra body wash and other shower items. This storage rack can be found here.

Becker Geometric Printed Shower Curtain - image 1 of 1Of course a must-have for the bathroom is a shower curtain! While the university does supply one I find them to be ugly as they are a bland beige color and I really would just overall feel more comfortable bringing my own patterned shower curtain! I think this one is absolutely adorable and would fit my navy blue theme perfectly!

So there are some things I plan on buying for my apartment and I could not be more excited to be able to decorate it and make it my own! I will for sure be updating you guys on any purchases I make and anything else I think of in the process of buying things!

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Mid-Semester Blues

It is the dreaded part of the semester where most students motivations hits a low and we want nothing more than to sleep all day and avoid our responsibilities. This week, being the first back from spring break, has already been jam packed, stressful and very draining both emotionally and physically.

Over spring break I pretty much ate, slept and visited friends and family, which to me is just as good as going somewhere warm and peaceful. The week flew by and before I knew it I was in the car making the hour and a half journey back up to college.

As this week begun I found it hard to get back into the routine of working and going to class, instead of waking up at noon I had to get up at 8 or 9 which that in itself was a huge struggle. Another big struggle was going to the gym and working out after taking a week long break from my normal routine of going 6 times a week. I could tell I had not done heavy cardio in a while and soon found workouts that were previously easy came challenging to me as I struggled to complete them.

Another thing that was weird about coming back was the lasting eeriness about the events that took place the week prior. If you did not already know I attend Central Michigan University, and if that doesn’t ring a bell then google the school and see read about the tragic event that took place just before spring break began.

It is chilling to watch such tragedies, like school shootings, on TV, and I never imagined that something like this would hit so close to home and would be talked about all across the country. If you want to hear more about how this impacted me personally I can write a separate post talking about that subject.

Though something so tragic happened we are more united than ever as a campus and encouraging posters saying ‘We are CMU’ are located all around campus. Being such a sensitive subject my professors were sure to direct us to the counseling center if we were having issues coping with what happened and needed further help as to how to cope healthily with it all.

On a lighter note I have a upcoming Spectrum Health visit this Friday in which we are going to visit the hospital, get a tour and speak to representatives and health administrators involved with the hospital. I am very excited for this opportunity and for sure will be writing a post about my experience and what it involved!

This is another reason why I cannot stress how important it is to get involved with different clubs, whether they are academic like mine is or simply just for fun, they provide you with opportunities and networking opportunities you would not have otherwise.

As of right now I only have 7 weeks left in the semester which is absolutely crazy to think about, i’m almost done with my first semester of college! I came into the process to intimidated but now that I am almost done I can say it is not as hard as I thought it would be but it was for sure a big adjustment, now to kick these mid-semester blues to the side and build up enough motivation to make it through these next 7 weeks!

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Shop My Wishlist: March 2018

I always tend to leave a lot of items in my cart when it comes to online shopping, so I thought I would share those items with you guys and give you some spring and summer inspiration! So here are some items on my wishlist from various sites:

Victoria Secret

 The Player Sports Bra

This sports bra is so cute and now that I am working to get in shape I love looking at different sports bras because I think when you are at the gym you should feel comfortable in what you wear and if it is cute and can be shown off that is a plus!

These leggings are so cute and I mainly wear leggings when working out. I have never had a pair of Victoria Secret leggings before just because of how expensive they are but I think they would be a great investment! I usually go for high-wasted leggings when working out just because they are more comfortable and stay up a lot better but I think these leggings would be great for working out!

I think this shirt is so cute and would be perfect to wear around campus in the spring time and even in the summer! I think the white looks beautiful and crisp and the ladder sleeves make it that much more unique and cute!

Dormify 

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I absolutely love dormify when it comes to decorating my dorm or in my case preparing to live in an apartment next year! They provide great inspiration and their site it pretty mucha one stop shop due to their wide variety of decor, bedding and other great products! This bed set is perfect for me because I want to have a grey, white and navy blue theme in my apartment next year!

Romwe

I have been wanting to order from Romwe for a while just because of how affordable the clothes are! But because of the low prices I have been a bit skeptical and hesitant to try them out mainly because I do not want to get ripped off and be given cheap clothing

  • Halter Dress

I think this dress is perfect for the spring time and would look great on me! I love to dress up occasionally to go to class because it makes me feel a lot better about myself and gives me that boost of confidence and motivation I may be lacking for the day!

I have a couple of bathing suits but some of them are worn out from chlorine and honestly I just need to invest in some new sets. Typically bikinis are on the pricey side but to see this set for only $11 is such a steal! I think this bathing suit is perfect for the summer and would look great on any skin tone!

I find it really hard to find a good pair of skinny jeans that fit perfect and will last a long time! I currently don’t own any black jeans so for the price I would be willing to try these out and they seem to be super cute!

Ulta

I have been wanting to try these for a while because I see everyone rave over how amazing they are! I would want to try out a deeper shade like sunlight or candlelight because I think it would give my skin a perfect glow under foundation. However because they are $42, they will remain in my cart until I gain the courage to spoil myself and buy them. 

MOBR0967F_1_L.jpgThe main reason I haven’t bought this is because I am not the best at makeup and I never wear eyeshadow. However I think this palette would be a good starter palette because of the color scheme and for the price you get amazing quality eyeshadows!

I have seen beauty influencers rant and rave over this product saying it is an amazing go-to everyday lip gloss. I will for sure be investing in this sometime soon mainly because I want to start getting more into makeup and explore different brands to see what works best for me!

So there are some various items I have in my carts that I am dying to buy! I hope you guys enjoyed this post and I am thinking about making this a monthly thing, what do you guys think?

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Fitness Goals 2018!

Going into college I had heard about the freshman 15 but didn’t think it would happen to me. Man was I wrong, 23 pounds later I weigh the most I have ever weighed and it does make me insecure. You can tell a difference in my face and in my body and that is why I decided to start working out to get this weight off and get back to the body I used to have.

Right now I weigh about 140 which may not seem like a lot but all through high school I was a steady 115 and was kept in shape by sports. Now that I am at college I don’t have sports to keep me in shape and I am for sure not eating how I should be and that is the main reason I have gained so much weight.

The past couple weeks I have been going to the gym 3-4 times a week and while I haven’t notices a huge difference I do feel a lot better and healthier. I struggle however to maintain a good diet and somehow always end up eating bad which defeats the whole purpose of working out. So since I have started working out I journaled a couple goals I want to maintain and I thought what better way to stay on track with those then to share them with you guys.

  1. Work out at least 3 times a week

As I mentioned before I do workout 3-4 times a week but sometimes I really don’t feel like going to the gym because I am too tired or have too much to do. Even if I workout for 30 minutes it will still make a difference and that is what I have to keep in mind if I want to achieve the body I want to have

     2. Get under 125

My current weight goal loss is 15 pounds, although that is a lot I believe if I stick to a strict schedule and stay conscious of what I am eating it will be something I can achieve before the end of the semester in May.

3. Get Abs back 

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This is a huge goal for me because I used to have a good toned mid section that I was proud of and didn’t leave me feeling self conscious, I want to get back to that so I can freely wear a bikini and feel good in it because right now I don’t see myself wearing a bikini with the body I have

4. Stay Motivated!

This is something I always struggle with when it comes to getting in shape, especially in college. Balancing work and all my classes I often have little motivation to even do my homework let alone work out. However I feel amazing and accomplished after a good workout and that is something I tell myself to stay motivated. Another thing of course is wanting to feel confident again, get back to my old self.

5. Figure out a routine that works best!

Right now I have been experimenting with my workout routines. I start off on the elliptical and do a mix 3 workout which targets legs, glutes and arms. I usually do this for a mile then move onto abs which I do russian twists with a medicine ball, crunches, sit ups with a medicine ball and then end by doing squats or another butt workout. This has been working great for me but id like to do more arm workouts to build up my upper body strength a little bit! (Check out my Pinterest to see my fitness board!)

Those are some of the main goals I have for my fitness routine, I am hoping to achieve them all and will be updating weekly with my progress and anything that has changed!

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January Favorites!

This is something I want to do every month just to show you guys my favorites of the month! Don’t forget to follow me on all my social media listed below!

Beauty

I absolutely love this product! After I wash my face I will spray this all over and rub it in and it leaves my skin feeling soft and refreshed! I also use it to set my makeup and will spray it throughout the day to freshen up my makeup and just make my face look hydrated and radiant! Rose water is super good for your skin and this product is easy and convenient to apply making it that much better!

I use this to take off my makeup at night and I absolutely love it! I also use it when I wake up in the morning just to get the excess dirt out of my pores and it leaves my face clean and matte. I tend to have very oily skin so when I saw they had a mattifying formula I knew I had to try it! I bought it at the beginning of the month and have barely used any of it so this bottle goes a long way!

I had heard great things about this product so when I saw it at my local walmart I knew I had to try it out. I grabbed the honey beige color and I love it, it is light enough to provide highlight to where I apply it while not making me look washed out. It keeps my face set and matte all day and is a cheap alternative to some expensive face powders!

Hair Care

I always tend to have a dry scalp when it comes to winter time so when my grandma bought me this product I was excited to try it out to see if it worked. I have been using it twice a week for the past 3 weeks and I can really see an improvement in my scalp, it is not as dry as it was before and it leaves my hair feeling healthy and smelling amazing. If you have dry scalp I would for sure recommend this product!

  • OGX Renewing Moroccan Argon Oil Hair Mask

I use this product once a week and leave it in my hair for about ten minutes, I feel it leaves my hair feeling healthy, strengthened and less frizzy. It is only about $6.00 which to me is a good price compared to some hair masks that don’t work nearly as well as this one does. If you struggle with dry, frizzy hair I recommend adding this to your weekly hair care routine!

Music- Follow my Apple Music 

  • Revival- Eminem

This album is one of my favorites at the moment, I love the songs Walk On Water and River. This album is very different from what Eminem usually puts out and I like the overall message he conveys through this well thought out album.

  • Divide- Ed Sheeran

I know this album is a little old but I still love it, it’s the perfect album to relax to or listen to while studying. I have always loved all of Ed’s music and this is no exception to that, this album is simply amazing and so down to earth. My favorite songs at the moment are Dive, Perfect Duet and Supermarket Flowers.

Apps 

  • Google Calendar

As I stated before in my post “How I Stay Organized In College” I use Google Calendar to keep up with assignments and life in general. The app itself is easy to navigate and provides a simple and clean look to it. I love the customization options of being able to categorize my different events and make them different colors. I like this app a lot better than the Apple Calendar just because it provides a lot more customization.

  • Sweat Coin

This app literally pays you for the amount of outdoor steps you take a day, being in college I do a lot of walking so why not get paid to do it right? Sweat Coin offers a in app currency where you can use it to buy different offers like amazon giftcards and paypal money. Here is the link if you want to check it out here.

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Travel Bucket List

After doing my recent bucket list for 2018 I realized how many places I wanted to travel, so what better than to make a travel bucket list! These are some places I really want to travel in the future and will hopefully be able to cross them all off this list eventually! Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram!

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  • The Great Barrier Reef

Ever since I went snorkeling when I was in the Galapagos Islands, I have wanted to go snorkeling in a huge coral reef. The Great Barrier Reef is absolutely beautiful and would be amazing to explore and be able to experience in person. I think Australia in general is gorgeous and would be an amazing place to travel and see the culture and see all the wildlife that lives there!

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  • Kauai, Hawaii 

I have always wanted to travel to Hawaii and experience all it has to offer. Who wouldn’t want to travel and explore the islands of Hawaii and all they have to offer. The crystal clear beaches are something I have been drawn to, I absolutely love going to the beach on trips and just relaxing. Not only that but being able to see all the different wildlife and the culture they have would be an amazing experience I would never forget!

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  • Kenya, Africa

The main reason I want to travel to Africa is to go on a safari! I think it would be amazing to see wild animals in their natural habitat because the only time you ever see those types of animals is when they are behind an enclosure at a zoo and even then they are not happy. So seeing elephants, lions, giraffes and zebras in the wild acting as they would normally would be such a memorable and rewarding experience!

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  • Rome, Italy 

I was actually supposed to travel to Italy and Greece a couple years ago but we ended up completely switching gears and going to Ecuador which I am not complaining about at all! However Italy has always been somewhere I have dreamed of going, it is a country that holds so much history and I would truly never get bored there. Being able to see all the old historic sites and experiencing the culture and food would be an absolutely amazing experience!

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  • Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas 

If you couldn’t tell I love tropical getaways, they are simply where I see myself traveling the most. I would see this as being more of a family trip as it is a resort, but either way it would be an absolutely amazing trip and there would be so much to experience. Not to mention the resort is beautiful and there would be so many different activities to do so it would be a vacation jam-packed with fun!

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  • Ireland 

I am fascinated with the beauty of Ireland and would love to study abroad there for sure! The culture and the scenery itself would enrapture me and make me never want to leave. I would for sure want to take a hiking trip along the coast to really experience the beauty of the country itself! I would also love to go to an authentic Irish pub and taste the food and beer to see what it is all about!

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  • Alaska 

I have always wanted to go on a whale watching tour in Alaska! I love wildlife and being able to see them in their natural habitat where they are the happiest would be so rewarding. I would also love to kayak and see all the glaciers and of course do some hiking! Alaska is known to have beautiful mountains that are perfect for hiking and clubbing that I would for sure take advantage of!

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  • The Cotswolds, England 

This area is known for its quant villages that are historic and full of culture! They also have amazing rolling hills that would be perfect for exploring and just taking a relaxing stroll. I would also love to visit London and see the historic ‘Big Ben’ as well as see the palaces and castles!

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  • Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

After traveling to Ecuador I fell in love with the South American culture, although it is not all the same I want to experience more of it! Rio De Janeiro is an absolutely stunning city that would be perfect to explore. I want to experience the spring Carnival Festivals because I feel as though that is a huge part of their culture and would be a great memory to hold for the rest of my life!

So those are some of many places I would love to travel! Of course being in college traveling is a little hard because of the money restriction but when I’m older I see myself traveling all around the world and experiencing the best places the world has to offer!

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Mini Bath & Body Works Haul!

So recently I made the mistake of going to my local bath and body works while they were having a huge 50-75% off sale! I grabbed a bunch of things but ended up putting the majority back mainly because I am a broke college student and the things I did want were candles which unfortunately we cannot burn in our dorm. So here are the things I did end up getting and I do not regret purchasing! Don’t forget to follow my Instagram before you leave!

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  • Cabana Breeze Shower Gel: Of course the most important thing when it comes to shopping at Bath & Body Works is the scents of things. This shower gel has a sort of coconut scent and when I used it in the shower it left my skin smelling amazing the rest of the day! It also is infused with Shea and Vitamin E which left my skin hydrated and soft!
  • Bright Autumn Blooms Shower Gel: This gel has more of a soft perfume scent which I tend to only wash with if I am going out or have something important to do because it adds a the soft smell of perfume that will last all night. This gel is infused with honey which is also amazing for the skin and will leave it feeling soft and hydrated!
  • Amazing Body Cream in Champagne Toast: I had the full size of this scent a while back and had just recently ran out of it. I love the body creams because they seem to really sink into my skin and leave it hydrated better than a normal lotion would. This is also the perfect size to go in my backpack when I am in class and in need of some skin hydration!

5 for $6 PocketBac Hand Sanitizers

  • Stress Relief Eucalyptus + Spearmint: I love the whole aromatherapy line at Bath & Body Works, it just is a nice natural scent that leaves you feeling clean and relaxed. I have the full size lotion in this scent and had to get the Pocketbac! What I like about these hand sanitizers is they don’t dry out your hands like most do, they leave them hydrated and completely clean!
  • Stress Relief Eucalyptus Tea: Again I absolutely love this scent, anything with eucalyptus in it I fall in love with. I just love how natural the scent is and they infused the hand sanitizer with essential oils which is amazing for the skin! With it being winter time my hands need all the moisture they can get!
  • Beautiful Day: I had the wallflower in this scent and it just left my room smelling amazing and fresh. If I had the describe this scent I would say it is for sure more of a musky cologne scent, however it is not too overpowering. I love the more manly scents because they tend to be less strong and more subtle!
  • Peach Bellini: I have the perfume in this scent and am sadly almost out of it. While it is not yet summer this is the absolute perfect scent for the summer time and smells peachy and delightful. The peach scent is not at all overpowering and just adds a pleasant fruit smell which is as I said before perfect to wear in the summer time. Wearing this in winter will for sure motivate me to push through to the summer time!
  • Watermelon Lemonade: This has to be hands down one of my absolute favorite scents Bath & Body Works has to offer! I had the candle to this previously and could not stop burning it! It just smells amazing and is the perfect mixture between watermelon and a light lemon smell. The scent can tend to be a bit strong but I love it so I do not mind one bit!

Overall I am very happy with this haul and ended up spending $14 when it would have originally been $30! I’m not sure how long the sale is going on but I would for sure drop into your local Bath & Body Works to check it out! Anything from the store makes amazing gifts and they now have added a mens collection which makes it a one stop shop!

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My Bucket List For 2018!

Every year I make a bucket list in attempts to encourage myself to be more adventurous and not lose sight of what I want to do. However, I come up short every year and accomplish maybe 1/3 of the list. This year I want that to be different, I want to be able to make this year memorable!

  • Go to Harry Potter World!

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This is for sure my #1 bucket list goal and not only that but my dream! I absolutely love everything to do with Harry Potter and have wanted to visit the Harry Potter world in Florida since it has opened!

  • Go zip lining!

I am absolutely terrified of heights, and I want to be able to conquer that fear so I have no reason to let it hold me back in the future! I have zip lined in the past and had a panic attack almost every time which takes away the potential fun and adventure.

  • Go to Mackinac Island

Living in Michigan I am absolutely appalled that I have not visited Mackinac Island yet and that is for sure somewhere id like to travel this year! Hopefully with family or a group of friends, either way I want to go and get some of the amazing fudge they are known for!

  • Visit Pictured Rocks

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Again another travel goal, but pictured rocks looks absolutely beautiful! To add onto that I have never been to the UP so I think this road trip up to see the beauty Pictured Rocks holds would be an amazing experience and memory in itself!

  • Travel out of the state

This is something I really want to accomplish mainly because I don’t get out of Michigan very often. I would love to go to Chicago or Myrtle Beach for sure but honestly anywhere would do!

  • Go to a concert

With all the artists I have fell in love with I would absolutely love to go and see a concert! The last concert I went to was to see Justin Bieber and that was a couple years ago. I would like to see Khalid, Lorde, Adele or Sam Smith for sure just because of how obsessed I have become with their music lately!

  • Go to a Detroit Tigers game

I have not been to a Tigers game in so long and with my love of baseball I would love to go see them with family or friends!

  • Go white water rafting!

Going white water rafting is something I have always wanted to do! Although it seems a little dangerous it is still an adventure id love to have and a memory I would keep forever!

  • Have a picnic with friends

I know this may sound cheesy but I love doing old fashion things and spending time with my friends because I am so happy and care free around them!

  • Go tubing down a river

I absolutely love tubing and the thought of just chilling with friends while floating down a river sounds like a blast!

Those are my top bucket list goals that I want to accomplish in 2018! I will post and update as I cross them off the list!

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My Goals For 2018!

Being that the new year is just a few days a way I though I would compile a list of some goals I want to achieve in 2018! I make one of these every year and usually fall short with some of them but I really want to try and accomplish almost everything I have in mind!

  • Reach 1,500 followers on this blog

I am at almost 700 followers as of right now but in the new year I really want to grow my blog and make it into something big that can be seen and read by thousands of people!

Instagram is by far one of my favorite social media platforms and posting more content as well as gaining followers is something I would really like to have happen!

  • Do well in college

My first semester went very smooth and I hope this semester will be the same! I want to tweak my study habits a little bit and ultimately do better as a student!

  • Learn how to do makeup better

This is a big one for me personally because I love wearing makeup but I have no clue how to do it the way some people do. I am good at the basic foundation, concealer, mascara and highlighter, but I would love to become better at eyeshadow and things of that nature

  • Find a summer job

I have been working at a local restaurant as a waitress and hostess for about two years and love it. However it just doesn’t bring in the money I need to pay my tuition so with that being said I would like to find a better job that can let me afford my college tuition and then some.

  • Begin looking into internships

Even though I am a freshman I really want to start looking into internships and possibly securing a spot for one because the sooner I can get one and start earning experience the better, I would also like to network and build connections in the healthcare field.

  • Lose weight and work out regularly

Although this is a basic goal I do really want to lose all the weight I have gained while at college and get into good shape again. Now that I have gyms around campus I will have no excuse for not working out

  • Put myself out there more

Typically I am a more introverted person and while that isn’t a bad thing it is something I want to work on and put myself out there more to make new friends and just do things that are a little outside my comfort zone.

  • Be a better and more understanding person

I want to try and be a better and more understanding person when it comes to friendships and letting go of grudges. Anything that happened in 2017 I’m going to let go and just start fresh!

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What I Got For Christmas 2017

This Christmas was absolutely amazing, getting to see all of my family and hangout for a couple weeks before going back to college is such a good relaxing feeling. Even though Christmas is in no way just about what we get I thought I would show you guys some of my favorite gifts I received this Christmas! Although this isn’t everything I received for Christmas I am still more than thankful for everything I got!

JBL Flip 3 Speaker(Blue): I was super excited when I opened this, currently I am listening to music on it right now and the sound quality is amazing and it plays music very loud. This was the number one thing on my list and I am super happy I got it!

Rose Gold Sea Turtle NecklaceI have been wanting a simple necklace I can wear all the time and this was absolutely perfect, the design is super simple yet beautiful and not to mention I love rose gold so this was a great present to receive! If you are interested in purchasing this necklace or any other of their products you can use my coupon code to save 25% KarlaSm25

Newdora Hammock: I was so excited when I opened this because I have been wanting a hammock for so long. I can’t wait until the spring to use this around campus and in the summer time to relax or study!

Fuji Film Instax Mini 9 Polaroid Camera: This was of course also something I had wanted and I am super excited to be able to use it and hang up the pictures. I am really happy I also got the blue color and I can’t wait to see how the pictures turn out!

College Apparel: You can never go wrong with college apparel and it is something I can never have too much of. I got a sweatshirt and a matching pair of sweatpants which I can’t wait to wear around campus! They are perfect for the cold weather and are super comfy!

All Natural Bath Bombs: What girl doesn’t love bath bombs!? I can’t wait to use these, they smell absolutely amazing and are made of all natural ingredients. I love the different categories and will definitely have to try them all out! I was also excited to receive Panera and Starbucks gift cards because those are two of my favorite places to eat!

Ramen Noodles & A Cookbook: This was a really unique and creative gift that I can’t wait to use. Being in college Ramen Noodles are a go to when I’m too lazy to go to the dining hall and getting a cookbook full of different ways to make them and recipes definitely has changed the game. This will especially be useful next year in my apartment when I have to cook for myself all the time!

Again this is just a few things I received, I am so thankful for everything I got and am so thankful to have an amazing family who knows me so well. In addition to the presents, being with family and eating a home cooked meal is a huge part of why I love Christmas so much and now that I am in college I treasure those moments that much more.

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What is your favorite gift that you received?

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