Sunday, August 17, 2014

Make It Cute!

I'm preparing to move in to my new apartment dorm at Kennesaw and I was just thinking about the first time I went away and how bland my room looked. Throughout the years, I have gotten ideas from friends and magazines to create a pretty room that is entirely your own. So if you are a procrastinator and haven't quite gotten everything that you want or need for move in day, I have 5 items that you will want to buy to spruce up your dorm. 

First is a lamp. A lamp will not only add dimension to your room, but will help you when your overhead fluorescent dorm lights don't provide the lighting you desire. You can choose between a table lamp and a floor lamp. If you choose to get a lamp, pick one with a slim base like the ones shown above. 

When it comes to chairs, you will definitely want one. The chairs you will find in your dorm are very uncomfortable and dull looking. (Not to mention, they've been used by other people...yuk!) Getting a chair for your room will again decorate your room and give you a comfy place to sit when you don't wanna sit in bed. 

The item on the list are tables. Little bedside tables are perfect for extra storage for personal items. Tables are perfect for an alarm clock, a place to put your book if you read in bed and for your phone if you like to surf the web before bed. Make sure your table is small enough to fit on your side of the room if you have a roommate. 

Everyone loves rugs! They are soft (hopefully!), fuzzy, warm and colorful. Getting a rug will definitely change your room from (excuse the lame cliché) drab to fab. You can get bigger square or rectangle ones and put them in the entry way into your room for a fab entrance or you can get a circle shaped one and put it in the middle of the room or under your desk chair or even your lamp! Rugs are perfect because they can go almost anywhere. 

Finally, a trash can/waste basket. Now I think that most are probably like why is trash can on the list? Well in my experience, trash cans have always been needed and always seem to clash with whatever decor myself or my friends have  for the room. Also, trash cans are inexpensive. This is an inexpensive way to make your room look a little prettier. If you are strapped for cash, this is the perfect thing to buy. It's a conversation starter, because who else is gonna have a mint green glittery zig zag waste basket? No one. You could start the trend. 

So, let me know in the comments or send me an email ( and let me know what you think! I'm always open to questions, conserns, comments and critiques! 💋

Monday, August 4, 2014

Plan Your Day


I just went shopping for a new planner and was so overwhelmed by the many choices I had. There are 12 month planners, 18 month planners, planners with weekly views, monthly views and different designs. It was very hard to pick one out. I have put together some of my favorite planners and some information about them. 

1. Paper Source Academic Date Book ($30) This planner lasts for 18 months and has weekly page views and comes in many different colors including green, brown, black and red (shown). It is perfect for someone that values simplicity and a classic design. You can get one at

2. Poketo Agenda Planner ($26)
This 24 month planner is leather and includes yearly, monthly and weekly page views. They also come in various colors such as black, pink, purple, and baby blue (shown). This is perfect for someone who also values simplicity and needs something sturdy. You can get one at

3. Kate Spade Medium Agenda ($36)
This is a 17 month planner that is made to fit into most handbags and includes monthly as well as weekly views. This is perfect for someone who loves a simple and stylish design with functionality. Check out to buy one. 

4. Lilly Jumbo Planner ($34)
The classic Lilly Pulitzer planner goes for
18 months and since this is the jumbo size, it is the perfect size for school use. This is perfect for the ultimate Lilly or Vera Bradley lover and even if you love pretty and funky designs. They come in many different prints. Go to to check out the different prints they sell. 

5. I Am Very Busy Planner ($20) 
This slim 13 month planner has a hardcover and includes a ribbon bookmark. This is perfect for someone who loves witty sayings and a sleek and slim design. You can find them at

6. Marrisa Thompson Life Planner ($65)
This planner is different from the others because it is a full size (8x10) planner. It has a foil design on the front and goes from January to December of the same year. Perfect for someone who has lots of activities to remember, prefers something larger and loves the glamorous and stylish look of foil designs.