How To Prepare For Moving Out
Hey friend! So, I usually don’t do life updates but since I am going to college in just a few short weeks, I asked a lot of yall if y’all wanted me to talk about my college experience and y’all said yes. So, with this big change about to happen for me and I’m sure some of y’all as well, I thought I would share my thoughts on the subject. This summer has been full of so many different emotions. At the beginning of summer, I was still on my graduation high. I was so excited to be out of high school and to have a fresh start in the fall. After orientation the nerves hit me. My classes ended up being ten minutes apart and across campus and getting schedule was very stressful and all of a sudden it hit me that I am in charge of myself now. After all these mixed emotions I have finally calmed my nerves and now I am a mix of excited/ nervous.
However, I have done some things this summer that have helped me to cope with moving out and going to college and if you have been feeling a range of emotions this summer, then try using some of these steps because they have really helped me!
1. Look at a map and find where your classes will be
This really helped to ease my stress after orientation. I also used a new map for each day so I could look at where I would have to go each day. I also ended up going back to Lubbock and got to walk my class schedule and the buildings were closer than I thought! If you have the opportunity to walk your schedule before the first day of classes, I definitely suggest it!
2. Buy what you will need for your dorm
Buying dorm decor and necessities has helped with the college jitters I’ve been feeling! I find that I feel more comfortable in here situtations when I feel like myself so my dorm really reflects my personality which I think will help me to adjust easier! If you’re having trouble figuring out what you will want to bring, click here to access my post all about my dorm decor!
3. Get to know your roommate and others at orientation
I am so lucky that I got assigned to an amazing roommate! We talk almost every day and I can already tell that we’re going to get along great! Being able to talk to her has really helped to ease some of the nerves. We’re both going to be transitioning and it’s nice that I will have her there from day one to help! I will also be going to Texas Tech with my boyfriend Scott so being able to talk to him has been really nice as well!
4. Spend time with friends and family
This summer I have spent a lot of time with my family and it’s been really nice being able to talk to my parents about what I am expereincing! Remember, you’re parents have been in your shoes before so don’t hesitate to tell them how you’re feeling!
Workout Wednesday (week 2)
Today’s workout was one of my quick workout options when I don’t have enough time to go to the gym. I do a quick run and it’s hard but still a really good workout! I usually do a little bit over a mile run but, I’m still trying to work up to 2 miles but I’m still super out of shape hahaha! If you are in need of a quick workout, a quick run is always good!
DIY Wall Art
So I’ve been getting a lot of requests about how I am making my wall art for my dorm and let me start out by saying this is soooo easy! I decided to make my own because it is so inexpensive and so easy to do! So get your crafty brain on and let’s get started!
1. But a simple frame
I get my frames from Walmart for 7$ and I really like them! The best part is that you can hang them which is what I plan on doing. However, if you don’t want to hang your frames, I don’t suggest getting these frames unless you’re going to lean the frame up against something. This is what I get:
2. Download the app Canva
Canva is one of my favorite apps as a blogger and it was one of the first apps I used for my blog. It is also how I made my logo for my blog and there are just so many options of things to do in the app. One of the things being able to make wall art!
3. Pick you’re photo
Okay, here’s the fun part! There are so many ways I have created my wall art that I will explain. The first way is by looking stuff up on google.
I love frenchies and I really wanted a cute fashionable looking Frenchie so I looked up cute frenchies on google and found this cutie and uploaded it to Canva.
The second way I made my wall art is with text. I loved this little saying when I saw it on Pinterest so, I picked a cute font and typed it in and printed it. It’s that easy!
The final way is by picking a photo that I already have and uploading it into Canva.
4. Okay, now for the “technical” part
This is how I put it all together!
First I open up Canva and I select the poster icon that is at the top. Then I select the blank canvas.
then I select the photo I want or I type the text I want and I adjust it to the size I want it.
Lastly I press print and then I put it in the frame! And there you have it!
This is so easy and it honestly looks so cute! All you need is frames, Canva, google, a printer and some creativity and you’re good to go! Enjoy and happy creating!
Dorm Room Decor
Hey y’all! So I’m really excited about this blog post because I have been so excited about getting everything ready for my dorm room! I am sharing this post with y’all because I know how stressful it can be coming up with color schemes for your room or just what you will want! I will warn y’all though, I love organization and I love when stuff matches! My color scheme for my dorm is grey, rose gold, gold, and blush pink! It looks so so cute and I linked everything below that I bought and more! Enjoy!
Wednesday Workout Update
Top// Bottoms// & Shoes are linked below
Hey ladies, so I decided to start posting more frequently on my blog and I decided to start something called workout Wednesday on my blog. This is a great way to keep myself accountable to workout and a way for y’all to join me every Wednesday or any day to workout!
Yesterday’s workout was pretty tough but really good! If you are out of shape, this is a good workout to getting you back into shape! For my warm-up I biked to the YMCA where I workout. If you live close to where you workout, I definitely suggest this over driving. This really helps burn those extra calories!
Cardio and Glutes Workout
• Elliptical for 25mins (do whatever speed you want. I was finding myself pretty slow yesterday, so I took it slow.)
• 20 bicycle crunches, 3 sets
• 20 flutter kicks, 3 sets
• 15 alternating lunges with weights, 3 sets (I used 12.5 weights and that was a good weight for me.)
• 15 deadlifts with weights, 3 sets
• 8 squats on squat machine, 2 sets
• thigh machine, (working both the inner and outer thigh), 3 sets (I did the weight 30 lbs and it was a good weight for me, this machine is sooooo good for your thighs. It’s my favorite!
Let me know if you use this workout and how you alter’d it!