In the fall and winter my wardrobe is pretty much down to a science: sweater, jeggings, boots. In other words, it can get to be a little monotonous. But no fear! Accessories like scarves, head bands and boot cuffs! The latter being my latest obsession. About a month ago I was looking on Etsy so I could buy a pair, but all the ones I liked were upwards of $20! And that’s just not in the college girl’s budget. Being the crafter I sometimes pretend to be, I took matters into my own hands. I pulled out some old wool yarn and… View Post

Making this blog has been one of the most rewarding decisions of my life and among one of the things that I am most proud of. Watching it grow and joining the amazing community of bloggers I have found has changed my perspective on everything. I can’t describe the feeling of setting goals and blowing them out of the water. If you haven’t thought about it already, I highly recommend starting a blog, whether it be a free blogspot, or a very official self-hosted wordpress. The Indie Chicks (a super cool site that you should totally check out!) is challenging bloggers to… View Post

Today marks the first day of snow here at UIUC, which means that the hats, scarves, and gloves have come out.  So chances are a lot of you are digging out last winter’s supplies, making emergency trips to the store, or if you are particularly crafty, perhaps you’ve been crocheting or knitting your own. Regardless, adding pom-poms to spruce up your usual winter gear is cheap, easy, and quick. They are beyond simple to make, and each one only takes a minute or two, so you can whip out a whole bunch in no time at all. If you note in… View Post

If you’ve been here for a while, you know how I feel about organization: planners, calendars, you name it. Which is why I was thrilled to be introduced to a new app called Band, that allows you to organize large groups with features like chat, a calendar, and group polls. I think it would be fair to say that out of all my friends, I am always the most on top of plans. With that said, the past month of using this app has helped tremendously with that, the calendar function in particular has been a lifesaver to keep my friends… View Post

I spent the better part of last night facebook stalking other bloggers’ thirty by thirty lists. If you are unfamiliar with the idea, you just make a list of thirty things that you would like to do before you turn thirty. For me, thirty still seems so far away, I’m just a teenager after all! I thought instead I could put the pressure on and make a twenty by twenty list. I have a huge bucket list here, but I decided to narrow it down and come up with the ones I am going to give top priority to! I have about 7 months left before… View Post