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!)
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)
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
For those of us who are not morning people 8ams SUCK. Good for you if you are one of those weird cheerful people who love to get up before everyone and start their day but most of us, especially college students, are not big fans of taking classes at 8am. I have found for myself that I can do 9am with little grumpiness but 8ams are where I fall.
From my own personal experience, you don’t notice how much you snack until you go away to college and no longer have your home kitchen to grab food. I find I am most hungry for something to snack on between classes and once I get home from late-night rehearsals, and because of this, I like to make sure my dorm is stocked. If you are like me and enjoy snacking here is my take on important food items to keep in your dorm. Continue reading
Would it even actually be Fall if you don’t go on a Fall themed adventure? Of course not, and this year I actually got with the program and went on one. My roommate and I decided to spend one of the rare sunny Ohio days out and about. So we left campus and drove 40 minutes to an apple farms kids fall fest. Did we then pay 8 dollars to get into said fun fest? Yes. Was it totally worth it? Yes, yes it was. Continue reading