Saturday, June 8, 2013

In Italy!!!!

So since I've been MIA from this blog for the past few months I feel like you deserve to know where I've been. I graduated from college (undergrad) the third weekend in May and ever since its been a whirlwind of packing, shopping, working, and traveling! I'm in Milan right now until July! It's an amazing experience and I could not be more thankful that I have the chance to study abroad here! We've seen some incredible things.

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Sunday, April 7, 2013

Pinterest Challenge #4: Drawer Organizers

I'm running a bit behind on my Pinterest Challenge posts... the goal was to pick 6 pins and actually complete them in 6 weeks.  I'm on Pin number 4 and I'm pretty sure it's been about 8 weeks but at least I'm still working on it?!

This pin was drawer organizers made out of reused cardboard boxes which I found here.  They were actually harder than I thought. but they turned out pretty cute!

I would recommend using wrapping paper rather than scrapbook paper for anyone who wants to try this though.  The scrapbook paper didn't bend as easily as I would have liked it to and was super difficult to line up properly ( I'm a bit of a perfectionist.) BUT they still turned out extra cute!

Now I just need to make a few more because apparently I underestimated the amount of "stuff" in my desk drawer!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Reuse: Beer Bottles

So, if theres one thing college students have no shortage of it's leftover beer bottles.  Rather than throwing them away, I decided to reuse them.

We all know I have an obsession with glitter so... Glitter + beer bottles = adorable vases

I used painters tape to tape off where I didn't want the glitter.  Then I used mod podge and sprinkled glitter on top of it.  I reused the exces glitter by rolling the bottles in it to get any of the spots I missed.  ( The first two on the left were a wine-fueled experiment... ignore the uneven-ness.)

What have you reused recently?

Thursday, April 4, 2013

The "Story of Stuff"

My Ethics professor is constantly challenging the way we think about things and presenting us with  controversial and affective information.  The other day, in referance to corporations and consumption, he showed us this video.

This video made me question every choice I've made up to this point including my major, my spending habits, and my future career.  I definitely encourage you to watch the whole thing.  It drastically impacted my view on life and how how I'll be making decisions from this point forward.

Did the video have as much of an impact on your way of thinking as it did on mine?

What's In Your Purse?

I'm linking up with Carly from Lipgloss and Crayons for a "What's in your Purse?" post.  I change purses so a lot of times things get left out or forgotten but there's a few things that I absolutely can't live without.

1. Stella & Dot Wristlet 2. Mini hair brush 3. Lilly Pulitzer Agenda
4. Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing sheets 5. Sunglasses
6. Listerine Mints 7. mark. Anti-Acne Concealer 8. Sephora Eyeliner in Black
9. Burt's Bee's Chapstick

What's in your purse?  

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Pinterest Challenge #3: Frugal

So as some people know I'm going to Milan this summer for a Study Abroad trip for school. I've been trying to save money since I found out but nothing really worked for me. Until I found the $5 challenge on Pinterest. Every time you get a $5 bill you put it in the jar and eventually it starts to add up. Good in theory right? For someone who rarely ever carries cash it's not as good as it sounds. In the past month that I've been doing it I've saved $10 and some change (I don't spend the change so I've been throwing it in the mason jar too.)

I've got about 2 months until Study Abroad so it'll be interesting to see if I can keep up with the savings plan. I'll be content if I can at least save a little bit if spending money for while I'm there!

Do you have any money-saving tips for college students who are already broke?

Fashion Forecasting (aka arts & crafts time)

So as a fashion merchandising major we're required to take a fashion forecasting course.  Basically, the point of the course is to predict future trends and figure out how to implement them for a specific target market.

In other words, we spent a whole lot of time cutting pictures out of magazines and gluing them to poster board.  I'm super proud of these boards so I decided to put them on here.

The first one is a consumer style board.  The goal was to put together a board based on a consumer which we interviewed outside of class.  We included lifestyle pictures, textiles, colors, fashion, home decor, and celebrity inspiration.  This information was then translated to our style board ( below).

The style board also served as an organizational tool for color schemes as well.

We pulled the textiles from the style board to create a textile board ( also organized based on color scheme).

Finally, we pulled the colors from these textiles to create a color board with Pantone colors and numbers.
All of the boards were centered around Spring 2013 trends.  See any that actually came true?