Tuesday, September 23, 2014


Hello everyone! The winner of my giveaway has been selected!

And the winner is...

Saturday, September 20, 2014

5 Things I Learned My First Semester Of Community College // TIPS + ADVICE

School is now in session! As our backpacks and tote bags start to feel the ever present weight of textbooks and binders I thought now would be the perfect time to share some recent revelations from situations that affected me my first semester. Read on for my tips and advice!

1. Don't believe the hype.
When I first started community college I was really disappointed because going to community college didn't fit in with the (somewhat ambiguous) expectations I had from high school. As an Honors student in high school everyone goes on about how crappy community college is, how it is for slackers, etc. I thought when I graduated I would go to some fabulous school out of state, be an art major, live in a dorm and have a grand old time.

When that didn't happen my first semester grades shrunk and so did my self esteem. I let other people's ideas of what my future should be influence my attitude about my current situation. I wasn't making the best of what I had at the moment. What I learned was that you can't let other people's opinions give you preconceived notions about your situation. Which goes into my next point...

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The Liebster Award Tag! // GENERAL

This is my first time being tagged so thank you Laiah for the Liebster Award!


It's essentially a tag for bloggers to get to know one another better and share a little blog love, similar to tags on YouTube. When I googled what the Liebster Awards were I found several descriptions from various blogs. The word "liebster" means 'dearest', 'sweetheart' or 'beloved' in German. It was started by a German blogger in 2010. There are multiple versions of the rules too but I think the general gist of it is getting to know other bloggers better and sharing some information about yourself.

I took the liberty of leaving out extraneous parts from the tag since it's been revised multiple times over the years. I know school is starting and we are all busy people so I can understand if the people I tagged don't really have time to do it. I think the best part of this is just recognizing new bloggers you like and showing them that you care. I think I had fun with it and I hope you do too! :]