Packing 101

It’s finally August, meaning, it’s finally time to go back to school. Freshmen are over packing and seniors are taking the bare minimum. I’m currently going into my junior year of college and here are a few tricks I have learned over the past two years of packing for school.

Don’t Wait Till Last Minute

It seems a bit obvious but you’d be surprised how many people are still going to wait a few days before they have to go to school to actually pack.

I waited until two nights before I went to school my freshman year and still ended up packing the morning I was supposed to be leaving. It will leave you more stressed and make you not want to go even more. I know I waited because I couldn’t get myself to believe I was going to college, but it’s happening people. It’s time to start packing.

Start packing, at least, a week in advance. You’d also be amazed how many things you forgot because you waited until last minute.

Make a List

When packing, try to be as organized as possible. This will make this process less stressful and you feel accomplished afterward.

Start with school supplies, then your bedroom, then the kitchen, then the bathroom. Take it one room at a time. Don’t go from one room then to another and back to the first room. This will make it more confusing.

Talk to Your Roommate

Your roommate just might have that one item you don’t have for the kitchen. Also, make sure your roommate is okay with sharing. Most people are okay with it but some people like their things to themselves. Make sure you’re at an understanding.

Talk to them about your class schedule, when you shower, when you go to the dining halls, if you’re in any other activities, if you’re thinking about joining any activities, what your major is, if you already have friends, if you’re single or not, when it’s okay to bring people into your dorm, if they play loud music, when they go to sleep/when quiet time should be, where you like to study, the list could go on but honestly ask them these things to make sure you two don’t get at each other’s throats.

Marking Boxes

My mom is the best person when it comes to packing. We use reusable totes we bought at Walmart and organized each box with the room/items are inside of it. I have a box for cleaning supplies, kitchen, desk/school supplies, bedroom, winter clothing, and holiday decoration. I do have some random boxes that I put things like clothing, makeup, books, food, and anything else I need for school.

Be Prepared to Forget Something

It will never fail that I will forget something in my bedroom back home. I will double and then triple check my list and think I have everything packed.

Don’t feel like an idiot that you forgot to buy command strips or a curtain rod for your room. Hundreds of people will be at Walmart with you buying these things nodding their head as they see what you are buying.

Also, look and see if your college town has anything other than Walmart because it’s going to be crazy. I usually go to Dollar General, Big Lots, or the Dollar Tree first to see if they have what I forgot. When worse comes to worst, I do take a trip to Walmart.

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Dog Sitting

Most everyone enjoys the company of good old dogs. But, have you ever thought of making a living out of babysitting them?

In the summer, my family friends go on vacation for weeks or even longer and ask myself if I would watch over their dogs at their home. This summer I agreed to watch two households full of dogs.

At these homes, the families ask if I would care for their dog(s); including; feeding, letting them outside, walking, cleaning any messes they make, etc. These families are very kind and also include food for me for the week. In return, I clean their house before they come back from vacation.

I don’t set a charge for the families and accept anything they want to pay me. I’m a poor college kid who enjoys getting new things so money is money to me.

Watching the dogs is not hard either because most dogs warm up to me very easily. I enjoy spoiling them and making sure they are loved at all times.

I believe this job is very ideal for someone with a part-time job or even someone in-between jobs.

I also work at my part-time job while I’m watching these dogs so I’m gaining even more money.

It’s so much easier than babysitting and a lot more relaxed. If you’re an animal lover, I highly recommend asking on your local selling Facebook page if anyone is in search of a dog sitter. You can also ask your friends or coworkers if they are in need of someone. My best connection is my mom since she knows most everyone in town from her work.

I recommend meeting the dogs and previewing the house before agreeing to dog sitting. Sometimes the dogs may not like you and it could turn into a disaster.

Best of luck if you consider taking on this job.

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10 Shows to Watch This Summer On Netflix

1. Supergirl

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I myself am a huge superheroes fan. I enjoy watching superhero movies and the TV shows. It, of course, is originally on the CW. This network is just amazing at picking up brilliant shows. All of my favorite shows originally aired on the CW.

Supergirl is about Superman’s cousin, who is technically older than him and was sent to guide him. Her ship was thrown off and she reached Earth a lot longer than her cousin. She also didn’t reveal she was an alien until she was much older. She fights other aliens and makes it look so badass. Superman is also featured, which makes me happy because he’s my favorite. There are only two seasons but I highly recommend the binge.

2. Sherlock

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Yes, the episodes are more like movies but man is it worth it. Every second of the episodes will blow your mind. It’s so brilliantly done. The acting, the camera work, the editing, everything about this series is amazing. The current season literally blew my mind. If you love twists and action, just watch. You will not be disappointed.

Sherlock is literally just a modern take on the famous Sherlock Holmes novels. I adore the modern take and it makes it so much more entertaining.

3. The Office

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I don’t care that you’ve already watched every episode before. You must rewatch it. This is my go to show if I have no idea what to watch. It’s hilarious and Jim and Pam only get better every time I rewatch.

The Office is about a document of a paper company. It takes you through the lives of a small paper company in Scranton, Pennsylvania. The fact that it’s based in Pennsylvania makes it ten times funnier because it shows how boring life is here. The characters are so thought out and the acting is just perfect. Everyone in this show is so funny and you will find one character that you just love the most. Mine, of course, has to be Jim. Watch the show to put yourself in a good mood.

4. Riverdale

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I really didn’t want to like this show but, again, CW never disappoints. There is murder, a love triangle, and Cole Sprouse, what more do you need. This show is completely crazy. I binged the whole show the day it came to Netflix and not for one second did I want to stop watching. If this show gets canceled, I will blow up. It’s so good.

The show is based on comics, Archie. The show is based around a murder of the richest family’s son. They believed he just drowned in the river but it turns out he was shot and all the kids in town need to know why and how he was killed. While they are doing that there is drama with a new girl in town, a love triangle, Archie’s music career, and so much more.

5. One Tree Hill

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Are you even surprised that I’m suggesting another CW show? I really really didn’t want to like this show but I was sucked in. The first few episodes made me want to die. Two half brothers fighting over a spot on the basketball team… such high school. But then Brooke was featured and she made the whole show for me.

The show is originally just about the Scott brother’s fighting over how Lucas got on the basketball team. There is a love triangle at first but Nathan falls for someone he never thought he would fall for. Brooke is just a slut in the first few seasons but she knows she’s worth more and shows the world that. Lucas fights for the girl. Peyton stays her badass self. I just can’t explain what the show is about. If you’re into drama, just watch.

6. Supernatural

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This show has been running for years and there is a reason for that. The show just keeps blowing my mind. The love between Sam and Dean makes my heart melt. Castel is the most beautiful angel ever. Oh, of course, it’s on the CW.

Supernatural is so hard to explain. Sam and Dean hunt monsters, demons, the supernatural. But, then you throw in Heaven and Hell, the apocalypse, love triangles, sex, angels and demons, family, people dying, people being brought back to life. There is so much going on that you can’t stop watching.

7. Parks and Recreation

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This show has to be one of my favorite shows of all time. It’s funny, relatable, and has a strong female lead. You wouldn’t think a show about the smallest part of government would be so successful but it’s amazing. It’s similar to The Office but I actually like Parks and Rec a little better. Andy and April are litereally Colton and me.

Parks and Recreation is about Pawnee’s Parks and Recreation department. You get to know all the personal lives of all the characters and grow to love them.

8. Jessica Jones 

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Surprisingly, this is the only Marvel TV show I enjoy watching. I recommend all of the Marvel movies but the shows that Netflix brings to life are just missing something. Jessica Jones is so good. I’m personally a huge fan of David Tennant and he did not disappoint as Kilgrave.

Jessica was controlled by Kilgrave to be in love with him. Even when she gets away, he finds her again. She then gets her revenge.

9. Girlboss

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It’s a really funny show with such a strong female lead.

Sophia is in her 20s and can’t keep a job. She then buys a jacket at a thrift store and sells it on eBay for more than three times the amount she paid for it. She then realizes that it was her calling and she starts to sell vintage clothing online for a living.

10. Call The Midwife

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This show is adorable and almost educational. You follow these few midwives around the poor side of the city and watch them deliver babies and help the families during pregnancy. I’ve just recently started watching it but I really like it so far.

11. The Royals

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This is not exactly on Netflix but it’s still an amazing show. You can find it on Amazon Prime, but it only includes the first two seasons.

It’s a drama about love, murder, revenge, and the royals of England. Every single episode blew my mind. It’s well written and the acting is just perfect. I highly recommend this show.

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Boys to Men

Boys are such a broad topic and I honestly could rant about them for hours. You have the immature boys who think that having a thick bitch and no job is the best thing they can do, the cheaters who can’t keep a girl for more than a week at a time, the Tinder boys who only downloaded the app to sleep with girls or to see how badly they can hurt a girl, and then the ten men who exist in the world that are in a committed relationship.

You can call a boy a man when he turns a certain age if you would like. I just personally think the title of man should be earned. Most every boy in their 20s is a piece of trash who doesn’t realize that love is a real thing.

Those boys who are in a long term relationship but take it for granted make me so angry. I’ve had many friends tell me they can’t stand their boyfriend because he’s lazy or doesn’t care for her anymore. I don’t understand why she stays with him. I know there is the whole, “But I’ve been with him for three years.” sort of thing. You are only here on this planet for a short period of time. Why are you wasting it with someone that doesn’t make you happy?

I’m one of the luckier people who has a boyfriend and didn’t have to go through Tinder or dating apps to get a boyfriend. I met mine in high school and we actually went on dates before becoming official. I would rather go through the old fashion way of getting to know someone than just texting or messaging someone through a cell phone. I think the one reason girls can’t find a good boy is that the good boys are not on Tinder. Those boys are there to take advantage of girls. Again, I never swiped right on someone to tell you if they are good or not.

If you are still with someone that cheated on you, I have no words to express how I feel. Basically, you may have been their first choose but if there was a second, you’re not that important to them.

Yes, some girls will waste boys’ time. I don’t really understand the point in wasting someone’s time. Dating is literally to find your soulmate who you want to spend the rest of your life with. If you don’t want that, don’t date and waste someone’s time. If you aren’t fully committed to someone, be upfront about it. Just don’t string someone along.

Those very few men that exist are in a committed relationship because they earned that title of MAN through being grown up about relationships. If you want to be a slut, be a slut but don’t string someone along just because you know they will have sex with you. Feelings are a real thing.

Also, can these little boys stop trying to dress like they are Kanye West and Justin Bieber? You look like idiots. Whatever happened to class?

You can comment all you want how bias I am. I dang well know I am. It’s my personal feelings on the matter. I’m not going to comment on your opinion and say it’s wrong. It’s an OPINION, not a fact. Go back to grade school if you don’t know the difference between the two.

End Rant. Thanks.

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5 Summer Outfits 2017

Summer is just around the corner and it’s my favorite season for fashion reasons. I’ve created a few outfits that I believe will make you look on point and in with the summer trends this year.

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1. Pineapple Paradise

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I adore yellow for the summer time so I had to include at least one outfit with the color. Off the shoulder pieces have been trending for almost a year now and I find them very flattering. Pineapples are everywhere this season so to make a plain outfit fun, pair it was a cute unique purse.

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2. Retro Rachel

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This outfit was inspired by Rachel Green from Friends. I love 90s fashion and I love incorporating this generation of trends in with it as well. I believe if you were to crop the sweatshirt, it would look more modern and highlight the shorts as well. The sunglasses give it a more retro vibe as well.

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3. Red Hot

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Red is such a bold color. If you’re daring enough, try spicing up your outfit with red accent pieces. Even pairing a black and white outfit with red lipstick makes you look for fashionable.

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4. Ballerina Blush

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This outfit is more for the girly, wanting to dress up kind of girl. Blush pink is defiantly this years color for the summer. Anything and everything is in blush.

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5. Casual Crook 

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I designed this for more of an everyday look. If you want to throw on something easy, this is it. You’ll look like you tried but you also didn’t at the same time. The embrodered pants give the look a more trendy appeal.

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