Fashion Student Picks my Outifts for a Week

For the blog this week I thought it would be fun to do a challenge. Way back in my sophomore year of High School this same friend wanted to dress me for a week. (I swear it was the week I got a compliment on my outfit every single day. Since I was wearing something other than a tee, flannel, or sweatshirt with my jeans.) Fast forward about 6 years and she is now a fashion student. So I thought it would be fun to have her try and dress me for a week again!

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The Princess Bride Book Review + a list of what I’m reading next

First off, Hello October, where did you come from??? Anyone else feel this way because I am sure confused about how it has been nine full months of 2020. 

Secondly, this is my 100TH Blog Post!

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Thank you to everyone who has followed along with me on this journey of blogging. Now ONTO THE POST!

Today I am fiiiiinally getting around to reviewing The Princess Bride after I said I wanted to read it… during 2019. Better late than never though! I bought the book right before coming back to school this semester and finished it a few weeks ago.

If you didn’t know The Princess Bride movie was in fact a book first by the same man who wrote the screenplay William Goldman. 

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Visiting the Holden Arboretum

Autumn is here. It is cooling down. The sun is sticking around less and less and the last days of nice weather are passing us by. So it is imperative to take as much time as you can to do things outdoors before winter comes!

(For more Autumn themed posts check out Remembering October and 19 Halloween Movies To Watch)

Don’t get out your winter coats just yet, all you need is a sweater and you can spend the whole day outside exploring nature. Which is just what I did with my roommate this weekend.

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I DIY a Utensil Pouch! and you can too

The story begins with a girl wanting to try her hand at learning a useful skill. As a typical movie plotline goes, it includes the fun beginning moments and excitement, and then goes headfirst into the downhill spiral that is the confrontation.

You know, the moments in the middle where hope seems lost and you aren’t quite sure how it will all turn out in the end.

In this case, the confrontation begins and ends with an evil antagonist known as the sewing machine, bent on the demise of our main character’s hopes, dreams, and patience.  

I am that girl. That was my sewing machine. And this is that story.

(Instructions on how I made the Utensil Pouch are at the bottom of this post!)

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Back on Campus in a Pandemic

Happy September??? Not sure when we got here. In case you have been living a life of solitude in the mountains and don’t know what’s been going on the past few months due to the pandemic things have been closed and many schools have resorted to online classes for the semester.

I am lucky and my school has decided to open its doors to both some in-person classes and on-campus living. I am so thankful that my school is not doing all online classes. I found out last semester that I am not an online learner, I can’t do it, it was bad. Plus it didn’t help to be in a different time zone than my teachers. (5 am classes 10/10 do NOT recommend)

So when my school announced they were opening their doors for my LAST semester of college I was ecstatic. A week ago I flew across the country to move into my dorm and start the semester. (If you want to see my dorm room tour go check out my saved highlight on my Instagram @thoughtsanddaisies)

So you are back on campus during a pandemic

While moving in and setting up a dorm felt normal the week started and everything I was used to had to be adapted. My college has put in place a ton of safety protocols to keep us all safe, like wearing masks indoors, but it does make life on campus very different from the past few years. For one they have taken away a ton of seating to encourage social distancing and switched up dining completely. Which wouldn’t be so bad if their way to do that did not include your meal now being served in the brown paper trays you normally use for things like fries. It is one of my biggest complaints. I am sorry but a paper boat of pasta is in NO WAY a full meal. If I am still hungry after that I can’t imagine how the boys are feeling. Continue reading