Fall Fashion

"Bittersweet October. The mellow, messy, leaf-kicking, perfect pause between the opposing miseries of summer and winter." -Carol Bishop HippsFall Fashion


DIY Makeup Brush Holders

College is a funny place. Even though you have such a tiny little dorm with limited space, you still end up needing to buy a whole lot and spend way more money than you thought possible. In order to minimize this, I decided I needed to get crafty and work on some DIY projects to personalize my area while not spending an absolute fortune like I gladly could have. In the end, these makeup brush holders that I made are probably my favorite DIY that I did. They're now sitting happily on my desk at school, taking up so much room that my desk resembles a vanity rather than a proper working space. It appears I've got my priorities straight!


Summer 2013 Reflection

Wow - the end of summer. I can't believe it's actually here! Instead of doing an August Favorites post, I decided to do a more personal post as this year this September means a big change for me: moving out of my house and heading to university. I feel like it's something that I've been waiting for my whole life, but something I've also been dreading. I enjoyed high school; yes, it was stressful and there were so many times I just wanted college to get here already, but I had amazing friends and enjoyed every second of it. Now that I'm moved out and on my own living with a stranger in a dorm in college, it's all too surreal for me still. I feel like this is just a test run or something and I'm heading back home in a few days - it hasn't quite sunk in that I'm not.

I have had such an amazing year so far, including this summer. I was able to go to Florida, travel to London, go to a concert, visit Martha's Vineyard, and so much more. I'm so grateful for all of that and still in shock that it's over. I think it's best described by the ultimate cliche: "It was over in a blink of an eye". That being said, I'm also excited at the possibility of what is to come in this chapter of my life. I know I'm going to meet some amazing (and not so amazing) people, go to different classes and learn new things, develop more interests and passions, and so much more.