Hey guys! Today I have a long awaited post.. my dorm room tour! I am definitely not living in the most ideal environment but I am making it work and am really happy with how everything turned out! I will have a Dorm Tour video on Wednesday, so stay tuned for that!!
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Is this not the cutest little mud room area?! Love how they brought in the navy statement wallpaper with the pops of coral. And that light... love.
Okay, I know I put pictures up from this remodel all the time but I seriously can't get over it. Everything is so perfect!!
I have to say, I've never really got on board with the decorative tile phase. However, I think if I was to put it anywhere it would be in a laundry room and this laundry room looks so good!! Check out the rest of her house too, I love it.
I'm sure its not a surprise that I hhaaaddd to include something Studio Mcgee in here. I am just so obsessed with them haha like literally want to work there or own a business like them. They have a new Webisode series that I basically check everyday to see if they have a new one up. This picture is from one of there recent videos on How to Style a Kitchen.
Video Wednesday is bringing you my room/office tour! I only filmed part of the room because the other side was m-e-s-s-y :/. This video is also suppperrr informal but I wanted to get it up before I headed to college! I've been posting on youtube a lot so make sure to check out my other videos!
The link where you can find Gallery Wall Prints is HERE!
The link where you can find Gallery Wall Prints is HERE!
Hey guys!! I just got back from visiting Ben at his college and the weather felt so much like fall that it put me in the mood to get grab a PSL and sit by a campfire (can we say total white girl, or what?). This is a p-e-r-f-e-c-t fall outfit (in my opinion;). I know a lot of peoples favorite season is fall but I am just not a fan. Can we talk about those shoes though? Actually the perfect shoes for fall. Hope you are all having a great start to your week!
*CLICKING THE DIFFERENT TYPE OF CLOTHING (EX. JEANS) WILL TAKE YOU TO THE SITE THAT YOU CAN BUY THE CLOTHES FROM*
Last weekend I headed home for a day and went out to one of my favorite sushi restaurants. It was my moms birthday a few days ago so it was her little celebration. Since I have literally looked ugly every day at college (not even a joke) I was so ready to dress up and just feel pretty hahaha am I the only one that ever feels like that? Hope you guys are having a great week!
Now, let me start off by saying that I knew going into college that I would have a hard time adapting. I hate change and this last week has been one change after another. So, well this post might seem a little negative towards college I want to be real about what I have thought of this week but also know that its my first week, which will probably be the roughest week of the year. I am sure other people are feeling what I am feeling so I want them to know they're not alone;)
My dad and I drove up a day before I moved in (which btw, I am so glad we did) and we went out to dinner and just got me more accustomed with La Crosse. I have only been to La Crosse twice, both extremely brief visits so I knew where I was going but also had no idea where I was going at the same time haha I hope that made sense. Moving in went really well but it took me so much longer to unpack than other people! Also, for all you high school seniors freaking out about not being able to bring your clothes (that was totally me) you'll be happy to know that I brought a lot of stuff from home and I have enough room in my dorm where I could have brought MORE. I know, a true miracle. My dad stayed one more night and then headed back home the next morning. It was rough saying goodbye. I am not good at goodbyes at all but when he left I knew I was really on my own. I feel like I am so different than other people my age because it seems that everyone was so excited for their parents to leave and I wanted my dad to stay as long as possible! Once he left I got my room all cleaned up and then had some hall activities.
Now, onto the party scene. Im in college so I am sure its not a shock to anyone that partying is a big thing that happens here. I have never really been a big partier- sure I'll go but it's honestly not my favorite thing to do. Since my boyfriend, Ben, goes to a different college it makes it even harder because a lot of time parties mixed with drunk people end in a hook up. So, well I am definitely not trying to hook up with anyone a lot of my friends are. At home, whenever it got to that phase or I was tired and wanted to go back (I know, I'm a mom ugh) Ben and I would just leave. Since he's not here I don't have anyone to leave with. Thank goodness I have my roommate though, I'll get to that in a second. Another thing I am having trouble with is how people party Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Like, ugh can you please pass some of that energy over here?! haha After one night of going out, I am so ready for a night in! I feel so lame though if I don't go out... This is just where I have to remind myself that its only the first week and I'll get used to everything.
Moving onto the roommates and friends situation. I have one roommate and she's seriously the best. I don't think I would last here if she wasn't here. I also have a really good group of friends (including one of my best friends who I am also supper thankful she's here) from my high school that go here that I love to be with. I am having a hard time making friends with other people though hahah I thought going into college that I would automatically have this great group of friends but let me tell you I have had a hard time with that!! I honestly feel like I have made no friends haha. It does make me feel better though that I have heard from a few other people that there high school is just hanging out together right now too so I am sure in no time I will have a solid group of friends.
Now, onto if I have missed home. Honestly, yes so much. Like I said before, I knew the transition would be super hard for me but now that I am in it I am actually experiencing what I thought I would feel. I miss my family but I reallllyyy miss Ben. Ben and I have never been apart like this and before we would see each other everyday so its just different. I wish he could go here so much haha I actually went home for a night last weekend and I was so glad to be back.
I almost forgot to talk about the actual school work!! So, let me start by saying that I am currently planning on transferring to Madison next year for interior design..I'll get into that more in another post. This year I am trying to get all my pre reqs done so they easily transfer. I am really enjoying my classes though. I am in classes that I actually enjoy and I feel like I need to be very attentive since it's my money that is paying for the classes whereas high school I didn't really care. The homework load has been a lot- but it hasn't been unmanageable.
Okay, so I know that sounds like I am complaining and that I HATE it here but I really don't!! Theres so many good things too. Even though I hate being away, I LOVE the freedom and being able to do what I went, when I want. I also like how I am surrounded by my friends all the time and its just a quick walk to their dorm. Although the food sucks, I am sure thats how it is at all campuses, I have a lot more options to pick from at home. And lastly, I have been able to work out so much more because it's so close and I don't have to drive anywhere!! This post is getting really long so I am going to wrap it up but I want anyone that is also feeling the way I am feeling to know that you're not alone and I have heard from SO many people it gets better!!
Last weekend, I had the privalege of helping throw a bridal shower for Ben's future sister-in-law (and also one of my close friends!). It has been months in the planning from choosing where to have it, food, and then in the coming weeks before the party, all the decorations! Planning a party is one of my favorite things in the world to do and Ben's mom let me do whatever I wanted (talk about me being a lucky girl!). I actually have to give her credit because if you think about having tie-dyed napkins and plates dipped in nailpolish at a bridal shower, it doesn't sound exactly beautiful! I am so happy with how it came out and am already planning my next party! I did a Youtube video of how to do almost all these DIY's and you can find that right HERE (click on the word here). I hope you guys enjoy!
love this pic because it shows that the table still looked beautiful even during the party!
- ▼ September (6)
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