Monday, May 25, 2015

My college packing list :)

So throughout this semester I have received many complements about what I decided to bring to college with me. When I was preparing to start college I did a lot of research about what I was expected to bring. I had been to boarding school for my 10th grade year so I knew a little of what I wanted to bring. The only problem was I couldn't find a good list of what I needed, so I decided to build my own based on what I knew I needed and what seemed to be everywhere online. Here is my list of what I decided to bring.

 Bath Items
  • Bath towels (I chose the larger sheets)
  • Tooth Brush
  • Tooth paste
  • Allergy meds
  • Band-aids
  • Sunscreen
  • Shampoo
  • Body Wash
  • Brush
  • Deodorant
  • Hairspray
  • Pain meds (Pamprin for girls)
  • Heating pad (again great for girls)
  • First aid kit (make sure it has all the basics) 
  • hair straightener/ curler/ dryer
  • lotion
  • Pads or tampons
  • Makeup
  • Razors
  • Aloe vera
  • Mouth wash
  • q-tips
  • Hair bands
  • Perfume
  • nail polish and remover (I recommend not bringing a lot)
  • tums
  • Hand soap
  • air freshener (most dorms don't allow Scentsy)
  • Floss
  • Tweezers
  • Toilet paper 
  • Hand towels (2 or more)
  • Neosporin
  • Tissues
  • Cough drops
  • Eye glasses or contacts
  • Thermometer
  • face wash
  • makeup remover
  • hydrogen peroxide
  • Vicks vapor rub
  • shaving cream
Although you don't technically have to buy any of these thing I recommend making sure that you have a first aid kit and any medicines that could be needed. So that if you become sick you don't have to go and get meds when your sick.

Laundry and cleaning
  • laundry soap ( I used pods, you don't have to carry a whole bottle.)
  • color catchers
  • dryer sheets
  • hangers
  • bra bag ( I used it so I wouldn't lose my socks)
  • Iron and Ironing board ( I wouldn't bring unless you plan on ironing a lot)
  •  Ikea big bag instead of laundry hamper ( easier to carry up stairs)
  • scrubbers ( cleaning and dishes)
  • dish soap
  • Vacuums ( I had a rug)
  • Kitchen towels
  • Trash bags
  • plunger
  • bathroom trash cans
  • toilet brush and cleaner
  • bath caddy for over shower or shower caddy if communal bathroom
Food and dishes
  • I will leave food up to you but snacks are great 
  • Water bottle ( I use a Brita filtered one)
  • ziploc bags
  • Paper plates, forks, spoons, straws (if you don't want to do dishes)
  • Coffee mug
  • Isolated cup
  • Sheets 2 or more
  • Mattress pad ( They turn yellow so I recommend not spending a lot on one)
  • Comforter 
  • I wanted a body pillow
  • Throw blanket
  • bed rest pillow ( I think that is what its called)
  • Pillows
School stuff
  • backpack
  • pens
  • Pencils ( you will need these for test)
  • USB
  • Post its
  • index cards 
  • Highlighters
  •  tape
  • sissors 
  • Sharpie
  • Whiteout
  • Notebooks and folders (I used one for each class)
Decorations and organize
  • Pictures
  • shoe rack
  • Trunk
  • plastic organizers
  • I have a 6 cube metal books shelf that I love in my room
  • A few Dvds
  • Charger to phone
  • laptop and charger
  • serge protector
  • portable speaker
  • I brought my ipad and charger
  • I wanted a speaker and alarm clock so I have a bluetooth speaker for my room
  • Dvd player
  • TV ( my school had them already)
Misc items
  • Lamps floor and desk ( I was told lighting was bad)
  • Mirror
  • fan
  • stool ( because I wanted to raise my bed)
  • tools
  • umbrella
  • Rug
  • Mini fridge
Clothes depends on what you want but here is my list
  • Shoes Flats, heels, workout shoes, flip flops
  • Bathing suit
  • Nice clothes for interviews, meetings and nice events
  • socks, bras, and under clothes
  • Shorts
  • Tshirts
  • shirts
  • Jeans
  • light jacket
  • sleep wear
  • hoodies
  • active wear
I thought I would dress up every day however I soon learned that everyone wears shorts and tshirts every day to classes so I stopped dressing up. So I recommend bringing mostly tshirts and shorts jeans for classes.

If you have anything you think should be added just comment below. You are welcome to use my list just please don't copy it to your own blog without permission. Thanks Deanna

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Serengetee: Wear the World!

This semester I have been lucky to be a campus representative for Serengetee! They are an amazing company started by two college students in their dorm room. I love Serengetee so much because they give back to causes in need all over the world. There are 32 causes right now that they are supporting.
I fell in love with Serengetee a little over a year ago when I saw their American Flag shirt and decided to give them a try. They now have many more products to choose from now, including backpacks, shorts, and headphones!
Whats the best part you ask? That the fabrics come from all over the world, so its like owning a piece of that country you don't even have to visit. So take a chance, check them out (link above) and tell me what you think.

Wear the world. Change the world. Serengetee!

Me wearing my favorite shirt  Rio baseball tee and my Galaxy earings

Saturday, December 6, 2014

College life.

Seeing as I am majorly late on this post. I figured that since I have finally have a break from school I will post it for everyone who needs help like I did. I am a planner, I like to know what I am going to do long before I do so. I started looking for information on what to bring to college in May. I want to know long before what was expected that I brought and what others advise one to being to college. The only problem was that there wasn't really that much information out there, and what was I didn't find very useful. I myself had gone to boarding school some 5 years before so I knew somewhat of what I needed so starting from there I pulled any information I could find helpful. After almost 4 long months I had an attack plan for move in. Needless to say I have almost everything I could need for the school year. I have a full detailed list of everything I brought but this is how I packed everything.

This is my bathroom stuff. Everything from first aid and meds to hairspray and shampoo I placed into one of the sturdy tubs to make stuff easier to carry. I wanted less bags as possible. I found this idea from a link I found on Pintrest with ideas for packing.
This basket here had the few DVD's that I wanted to bring along with my picture frames I wanted and some string lights.
I left as much in the smaller packaging as possible. I heard that lighting was really bad so I wanted to make sure I had a lamp. Pillows of coarse are important. Vacuum- we don't have one in our dorms to use. The stool is because I knew that I was going to raise my bed. My topper is heaven, everyone comes into my room sits on my bed and falls in love with it.  I was told that the rooms would be hot so I brought a fan but if you get cold easy I would recommend bringing extra blankets.
The printer and table I did end up returning to the store. My pillows I love in my room they make the bed much more comfty to sit on, and the small lap desk for my laptop when I am in bed.
Plastic storage for under my bed. The reason why I have the stool.
I wanted extra storage in my room and extra places for someone to sit if needed. I love these, bought them on clearance the year before.
I put all the small school stuff in here to make it easier to carry.
Desk lamp with extra plugs is a must, also don't forget trashcans.
The tool bag. That's the one thing on every list I found on the internet. I have an Ethernet cord in there also and a lock for my trunk, don't forget the duck-tape.
My 31 bags the black and white one had makeup. The other I placed all socks and underclothes in.

My picture board and laptop bag.
I placed shoes into the bottom of the large utility 31 bag.
Placed hangers, laundry soap and anything else I could fit on top of it.
This is a 6 cube wire shelf that I brought from home. I saw a few places that said to bring a bookshelf and my school didn't have one in the room. I figured that it didn't take up enough room not to try and bring it. It fits in my room and I love it. I use it for all my folders and school books. 
I placed any binders, folders, and notebooks into my backpack I could to make them easier to carry.
This is the xl utility tote I believe. I filled the bottom with whatever I could.
And placed the sheets I needed right away on top so they would be easy access.
The car all packed. It didn't take us very long to remove everything.
Work in progress.
I love my room.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

My life

I'm excited to start blogging again. I can't believe it's been what almost three years since I have last posted something. I have grown up, done a lot of living and I think I am better for it. I moved back to the US 3 years ago and moved up to Tennessee. Started working and live up there for a little over a year. In July of 2013 I moved back to Texas and was working and trying to get myself into college for the 3rd time with no luck along with changing what I wanted to do every time I was applying to school. Until this May when I finally succeeded in getting into school. On August 21st I moved into my dorm room :) yah my blog will now be my story through my college years. Hopefully. Through the thick and thin. Through the good the bad and the ugly. 

Friday, March 16, 2012

It's time for a new change in my life.

Over the past almost year I have been working hard on getting back in track just like they should have been for me before, having not jumped of my path for a while. In August I started a IB school and have been a IBDP student up until now when I will have to stop because I am moving back to they US. Yes you heard me right I am moving back home and I am nervous and excited both at the same time. I am planing on leaving soon as within the next month or so and will be moved up to where I am going to live by June. Before June though I will be working hard on getting my GED and job/ jobs. So that I can get my own place and pay for college :) Yes I will be going off to college very soon and I am very excited for that. At the same time though I will be missing my school and friends over here. Even though the past 8 months have been hard and exhausting, I have been very grateful for the chance to have been it this awesome program at this school. Having met the most wonderful people from also multi-culture families/ backgrounds. Looking back on this journey I wouldn't have changed it for the world, ok well maybe just have tried to find a school like this sooner :)

P.S. I am going to culinary school :) and I think its time the name of my blog changes I am not so lost any more :)

Saturday, June 18, 2011

the last 6 or so months

Alot has happened. Since last time I posted.

 I moved out in December.
 Moved back in in Febuary
Moved with my family in March
Dropped out of school.
Was forced back into school.
Changed schools.
Applied for a new school
Changed my whole life plan
Was excepeted into the new school of which I start in August
In October I applyed to stay in Denmark and still haven't heard back from anyone.
I am in a very deep depression.
and well everything seems to be going wrong in my life,

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Things have been changing

I have been writing many blog post, but none of them ever end up being posted so I just wanted to say that things have been changing and I will post each and every one of those post as soon as I can get to them and get them done. :)