Goals for my Sophomore Year! Like many students, I don’t think of years as being from January to January, rather I feel a year is from August to August. The new year begins when the new school year begins. I decided that I wanted to publish my top goals for this year to potentially inspire you, but also to keep myself accountable. I’m not just telling one or two people, I’m telling several thousand, so I guess I have to do it! I have a huge list of all of my goals here, but I decided that I wanted a separate list of goals I will focus on during the 2014-2015 school year and the following summer. Now, I didn’t want to bore you all with school related goals, but of course I will be focusing on doing well in my classes, as well! These are just my more interesting goals that some of you may be able to relate to! Buy a DSLR and learn to use it. This is something I’ve been struggling with for a while. I want one. Like really really want one. But I also want to keep my money. I mean, what if theres an emergency?! But… View Post

Keeping up with my back to school posts, I thought I would share two super easy DIY’s that you can use in your dorm room (or anywhere else, for that matter!) I am super into decorating my dorm, because let’s be honest – the dorms are an awfully depressing place to be. Between the greyish carpet, off white walls, and dim lighting – those rooms can make the cheeriest person frown. Luckily, that’s where these crafts come in! A bit of spray paint, a hot glue gun, and a spare hour or two and you’ll brighten up the confines of your dorm room at least a little. When I move in next week (eek! Where did the summer go?!?!) I will post pictures of my rooms and super easy DIY’s that you can all do to help brighten your dorm up. The main project is a super cool flowered mirror (much inspired by this pin.) My lovely mama bought me a plain black mirror at Target and I bought a small can of gold spray paint and fake flowers at Hobby Lobby and by the end of the day I created a really pretty mirror to hang on my door. With left over supplies… View Post

*When I decided to write a post on starting a blog I had no clue it would be so long. This post took me hours on hours to write and edit, and it’s over 3000 words – it is very detailed and it talks about what to do after starting a blog, too. So don’t let the length scare you, it is very thorough and walks you through nearly everything you would need to know about starting a blog! It’s no secret that I’ve fallen in love with blogging – otherwise why would I be here right now? Starting a blog has given me a plethora of new skills, a wonderful and supportive circle of friends, and a hobby that is super fun and also profitable! The two questions I always get when I tell people about Mostly Morgan are “why, and how?”  I have already answered the why here, but now I want to tell all of you how you can make a self hosted wordpress blog just like I have! Isn’t starting a blog hard? Nope, not at all! You don’t even need to know how to code, all you need to know is how to work a computer!… View Post

In light of back to school, I decided to continue my college tips series for the next few weeks. I have been getting an overwhelmingly amazing response on them the past few days, inspiring me to add more great content for my lovely readers 🙂 I have a list of posts I thought I could write regarding college, and study tips are at the top of the list. You may have been an academic hotshot in high school, but in college everything changes. The professors expect more from you, you aren’t reminded of important dates, and you are the only one who really cares about your own success. In my high school experience my hand was held the entire time. Teachers offering conferences to read over essays, extra credit opportunities around every corner, and teachers offering class time and daily reminders for upcoming due dates. Needless to say, college was a culture shock. After my first few weeks I realized my old system of studying wasn’t working for me. While I coasted through high school fairly easily, (except for math, math killed me) it hit me that my old system of skimming my notes for a few minutes and still acing my tests simply… View Post

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Yesterday I made a cheap, easy painted change jar. In total the supplies cost me ten dollars, making the change jar kept me occupied for an afternoon, and I am in love with the final product. If you’re familiar with my blog, you may know that I have a lot of things I want to do before I die, and a lot of places I would like to travel to. So, ambitiously perhaps, I’m hoping by filling up my change jar with loose coins, I can hopefully begin to fund travels and exciting adventures. I thought the change jar was a really fun project, so I wanted to show you all how I did it! You won’t need much: A jar, Paint (I used acrylic!), an assortment of paintbrushes, mod podge, and optionally you can use painters tape for clean lines (I didn’t, I cleaned mine up with a rag before I mod podged.) Once you have gathered all of your supplies, you may begin! I started by painting a thick white stripe all around so that the pattern I ended up painting on would show up more clearly. This is where painter’s tape may… View Post