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

I tried Thredup, Here is what you need to know!

5 Reasons you NEED to Check Out Thredup! + a Haul

Is Thredup worthHello Hello! I have been so excited to get this post up! I enjoy shopping for those perfect additions to my wardrobe as much as the next person but I have really been trying to only get things that I know I will use for the long haul AND trying to limit my fast fashion consumption. This is where Thredup comes in.

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post I really do just love what I got from there and recommend the site, but… if Thredup wants to sponsor me I would be okay with that.

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July Book Wrapup

July Reading Roundup |Thoughts&DaisiesWelcome back to Bookworm Corner and another book wrapup! July was such a good month for reading, I read 8 books, that I am going to split reviews into different posts. Be sure to stay tuned for reviews of the others at a later time.

You can check out my latest book reviews by clicking below

12 Books that will Change your Life – Collab with TheCarolife

Today we are going to talk about the four fiction novels I read.

First up!

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

A convict with a thirst for revenge

A sharpshooter who can’t walk away from a wager

A runaway with a privileged past

A spy known as the Wraith

A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums

A thief with a gift for unlikely escape”

Six of Crows is about a group of outcasts against the task of an impossible heist. Kaz Brekker has taken an offer to break a man out of the Ice Court, the most highly secured place in the world, and it is up to him to create the perfect team to pull this off. If they can do it they will be rich beyond their wildest dreams and free to do what they please, if they fail they may die and just doom the whole world with them. Continue reading