19 Things I Did In 2019

Three words: So. Many. Memories. 2019 was an amazing year. Here's to falling in love, graduating a year and a half early, stepping out of my comfort zone, and moving 1,000+ miles south. How could I not share this with you?

1. My boyfriend and I went to Walt Disney World with my family.

We had an absolute blast! We went to Hollywood Studios, Disney Springs, and Epcot. It was our first of many Disney trips. I learned what romantic love is supposed to feel like.

2. We danced the night away at our university's semi-formal.

There is no doubt in my mind that we were the best dressed couple there. Andres may have two left feet, but he has the biggest heart. He would do anything for anyone.

3. For a research project, we attended the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology.

We saw a lot of cool artifacts.

4. I presented research at the Southeastern Pennsylvania Consortium for Higher Education (SEPCHE) Conference. 

I presented a paper titled "The Impact of Immigration on Mental Health." The feedback I received was unbelievable. Since then, I've written a collection of pieces:

  • The Struggle For Immigrants To Reach Self-Actualization Under Current Immigration System
  • The Impact of Immigration on Subjective Well-being
  • The Impact of Immigration Trauma on Brain Functioning

I'm hoping to put these works together to create an in-depth literature review. 2020, perhaps?

5. I took my sister's senior pics. 

I think I can officially add photographer to my resume. If you're interested in those pics, click here.

6. Andres and I traveled hours to watch him play frisbee.

He did a great job! That was actually our first road trip together.

7. We sold our house. 

The one I grew up in. It sold too fast. I wasn't ready to let go of the memories. I made so many memories there. Getting ready for dances with my friends in my bedroom, sleepovers with 10+ girls in the basement, my first kiss... all took place in that house my parents built.

8. We did the apartment life.

I'm not going to lie, I actually enjoyed it. I enjoyed having neighbors and practicing my Spanish speaking skills.

9. Andres and I attended Boyertown's annual fun days.

Not only did he win me a llama, but we also watched pig races.

10. I witnessed Natalie graduate.

Congratulations, Natalie! Again, she looked absolutely stunning. She now attends a college in Florida. Read her college announcement here.

11. We house hunted.

And, we found a beautiful home in central Florida. My dad painted my room a few weekends ago, and yes, there will be an updated room tour.

12. Andres and I created a blog, Everything We Ever Wanted.

We put so much time and effort into our blog. We're in the midst of Blogmas-- kind of. We got super busy with finals. But, we're still doing the best we can.

13. On the 4th of July, we traveled up north and dove into a waterfall.

It was freezing. But, I enjoyed every second of it. Read about it here.

14. I helped assist in an ESL after school and summer program.

Engaging in this volunteer work helped me come to the conclusion that I enjoy working with immigrants. I'm hoping to be a school counselor or an immigration psychologist.

15. I saw Ama Luna by Cirque Du Soleil.

It was a really cool show! Highly recommend.

16. We moved Natalie into her dorm at Florida Southern College.

Her room is super cute! Check out her dorm room tour here. Andres and I also put together a blog post on moving her in, click here.

17. Andres and I went to NYC with his family.

I had so much fun! His dad some pictures of us too. Check them out here.

18. I finished my last full semester at Cabrini University.

To this moment, I still can't believe I survived Spanish. I actually ended the class with an "A-". For being the only non-native in the class, I'll take it. It was the hardest class I've ever taken.

19. I moved to Lakeland, Florida.

And, so far, it is absolutely amazing. Stay tuned for more.

2019 was an incredible year. I couldn't be more thrilled with the events and experiences I encountered. I am beyond blessed to have such a wonderful family. One that stands by me-- no matter what. This year was really difficult with the transition from Pennsylvania to Florida, but we figured it out. We figured it out like we always do.


A New Chapter Is Beginning





Crisp palm leaves and the warm, everlasting sunshine-- what more do you need to fall in love with paradise?

For as long as I can remember, my family wanted to move to Florida. 10 years ago, my parents decided to stay in Pennsylvania for the educational institutions. 4 years ago, my parents decided to stay in Pennsylvania because they wanted my sister and me to graduate with our friends. Now, the timing is right. My sister is in college in Florida and I'm finishing up my bachelor's degree (a year and a half early). 

With that being said, the transition has not been easy. Our house sold in a week. So, we moved into an apartment a few towns over. Apartment living was not what I expected to say the least. However, I am enjoying the experience. (My upstairs neighbor talk to me in Spanish. I get a lot of extra practice in!)

Academically, my advisor and the fellow professors in the psychology department have made my transition very easy. One of the professors allowed me to take senior seminar a semester early as a directed study. (Not going to lie: it's kicking my butt, but I'm holding my own.) 

We made settlement on our house a couple of weeks ago-- without even seeing it. That's the thing in Florida, you have to make moves fast. Regardless, we couldn't be happier with our home! I can't wait to decorate my room!

The countdown is officially on: in 35 days I'll be on the road.


Life Update: I Started Taking Claravis, I'm 21, and More

Welcome back to my blog, everyone!

In today's blog post, I am doing a life update. I've been so busy blogging, doing school work, and preparing for an exciting event-- more details to come soon! I wanted to take this time to sit down and chat with y'all. Let's get personal:


I started isotretinoin. 

Let's cut to the chase: we all have our own insecurities. Mine just happens to be my skin. In middle school, I suffered with acne during puberty. But, so did everyone else, so who cares? In high school, my skin started to even out. My breakouts only came once a month. Now, I'm 21 years old and it's as if my puberty acne is back 10x harder. I decided to see a dermatologist. I felt like it was controlling my life. My dermatologist told me there were a variety of options, but I desperately wanted a long-term solution.

I am about to complete my second month of isotretinoin. Within the first week, I experienced symptoms. As the weeks progressed, the symptoms intensified:

  • Dry lips
  • Dry scalp
  • Dry hair
  • Mood swings 
The symptoms were (and are) definitely a pain to deal with. However, I've noticed when I moisturize repeatedly and drink several bottles of water, it's tolerable. (I am just about done my second month!) Read more about the drug here.

The countdown is on: 7 Weeks!

My last semester is a little over halfway done. I couldn't be more excited. I'll be honest: I am most excited for my Spanish class to be over. I am just about the only non-native in the class. With that being said, it is very, very difficult. I struggle to keep up with the lectures. I have to record them and have my boyfriend work through them with me. (I really appreciate that, Andres!)

However, I think I would rather stay in Spanish forever than finish up my schooling. I am so sad my time at Cabrini University is coming to an end.

Andres and I celebrated our one year anniversary.

Last month, my boyfriend and I celebrated our one year anniversary. Check out our One Year Anniversary video here.

I still have no idea what career I want to pursue.

Though I am majoring in psychology and minoring in English and Spanish, I don't know what I want to do exactly. I think I would like to first work in a school and eventually work my way up to being an immigration psychologist.

I turned 21!

Last Friday, I turned 21! I had such a wonderful day spent with family and friends. My morning started off with my boyfriend bringing me pink roses and thoughtful gifts. We wrapped up my birthday celebration at Maggiano's, where I had a Lorenzo's Long Island. Then, my mom let me play a few games at the casino. I had a blast!


Apple watch.

I got an apple watch-- and am loving it! Being a girl on the go, this device comes in handy all the time. I love that I can check my email, make phone calls, etc. It's super convenient!


Thanks for reading!

Bedroom Wish List

Welcome back to my blog, everyone! I know I recently shared a birthday wish list on my blog, but I couldn't resist posting this one. I am planning on redoing my bedroom in the near future. Way back when, I teamed up with another blogger to share my room tour with y'all. I am due for an upgrade!


Gray Bedding

I've tried a variety of different comforters before: plain and patterned. This time, I want to combine a neutral color with a textured fabric.

Blush Pink Throw Blanket

The perfect accent! It will brighten up the gray space I've created.

White Throw Pillow

Again, because I am creating a darker space, I want some lighter accents to balance it out.

Candle

A new candle is the perfect way to freshen up any space. I love my fall/winter scented candles. 

Night Stand

I love the look of this night stand; it's so modern! I also like the woven design on the one side of the shelf.

Woven Basket

I see these everywhere on Pinterest. I've been dying to get my hands on one to throw my blankets and spare pillows in.

Floor Lamp

I don't think I've ever had a floor lamp before. This one will definitely make the room more cozy.

Mirror

I'd like to throw a floor length mirror in the corner of my room to make it look bigger.

Plant

Greenery is key into making a space look more welcoming and lively. 

Bed Frame

I'm also planning on getting a new bed frame. I really like this gray one from IKEA. However, I also like it in white. So, we'll see!

Thanks for reading! I'm looking forward to redoing my room with y'all. I'll definitely do a post on my new room tour once it's complete.


21 Things I Learned Before I Turned 21

This month I turn 21! (October 25th at 10:35 P.M. to be exact.) I am so excited. I decided to share 21 things I learned before I turn 21 with y'all: 



1. Your voice is a powerful tool-- use it.

Use it to make a difference.

2.Traveling with your S.O. is a different, yet wonderful experience.

Andres and I went to Walt Disney World with my family last winter. We had so much fun, but more than that, I learned so much about him. It was truly a memorable experience.
3. If a guy hates dancing, but does so anyway for you, then he’s a keeper.

Andres kiddingly jokes that he has two left feet-- and he just might-- but he dances through it. I love him for that.

4. Public speaking isn’t the worst thing ever.

Last spring, I decided to share my essay, The Impact of Immigration on Mental Health, with fellow students in various honors programs around the area. It actually went really well. Read more about it here.

5. Good things come to those who wait.

And more good things are to come. (I can't wait to share them with you.)

6. Always, always, always apply sunscreen evenly.

I don’t even want to think about the time my stomach looked like a red and white zebra.

7. Jumping into a freezing waterfall is the truest act of love there is.

If that’s not the definition of commitment, I don’t know what is. We actually posted some pictures on our blog, Everything We Ever Wanted.

8. Finding Lilly Pulitzer items on the clearance wrack at TJ Maxx is a rare sight; pick up everything.

#OneOfTheHappiestDaysOfMyLfe

9. My dad’s cooking is actually pretty good.

Who knew... my dad can actually cook! He makes a mean steak.

10. I still can’t eat a s’more mess-free.

My mom bought me one of those $6 s’mores from Walt Disney World. Long story short: I think I only ate about 60% of it. The other 40% ended up on my face and hands.

11. A planner is a girl’s best friend.

No one else is going to keep track of all of my #SeniorYear assignments. Click here to see how I organize my planner.

My sister is the coolest person in the world-- and for more than just buying me a Kate Spade purse.

That may have something to do with it… but seriously! She is the coolest and smartest person I know. 

13. Wear whatever the hell you want to wear.

It's never your fault. #MeToo

14. Taylor Swift’s song, “The Man,” is an accurate representation of society's double standards.

I could pick out at least 10 lines in the song that apply to different aspects and events in my everyday life.

15. Mom and Dad are still always right.

I’ve been saying this since I was 18. It’s still true.

16. Being 1,000+ miles away from your best friend is the hardest thing you’ll ever go through.

Seriously.

17. Love is when you have feelings for someone that so intense, you’re afraid to lose that person.

It's so intense.

18. My grandmother is one of the strongest women in the world: suck it to cancer.

It was a long 5 months, but she kicked cancer's butt. I couldn't be more proud of her.

19. When girls exclude you from events, send you extremely hurtful text messages, and whisper about you behind your back, there is only one explanation: they’re jealous.

People put others down to make themselves feel better.

20. Uno is the most addicting app; if you don’t want to procrasinate your homework, don’t download it.

My mom and I play every night.

21. Change is hard, but it’s worth everything.

Change is challenging. But, it's exciting, too!



My 21st Birthday Wish List

In just a few days, I'll be celebrating my 21st birthday; I'm so excited! I'm not sure what I have planned, but either way I know I'm going to have a blast.

Below is my 21st birthday wish list. I do one just about every year, so I couldn't end the trend here:



Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrub

I am a huge, huge, huge fan of scrubs. I absolutely adore the Bath & Body Works scrubs. However, I recently discovered Tree Hut's lip scrubs and fell in love. I would love to try out their body scrubs.

Taylor Swift Wonderstruck Enchanted Perfume

This perfume will forever be my favorite. It's the perfect fall/winter scent, too!

Cucumber De-Tox Foaming Cleanser by Peter Thomas Roth

I've gone through about a dozen bottles of this stuff. It works wonders!

Lululemon Athletica Baller Hat Run


I love all things Lululemon. I've been on the hunt for a white baseball cap for awhile. This one will go with all of my workout gear.

Kate Spade Taylor Medium Cosmetic Case

My sister, Natalie, is the sweetest person in the whole wide world. As a going away present, she got me a black Kate Spade tote bag. I use it everyday. I would love to get a matching cosmetic bag for when I travel.

Tommy Hilfiger Imina Riding Boots

Riding boots are my go to shoe during the fall and winter season. I would love to invest in a good quality pair of riding boots like these.

Lululemon Athletica On My Level Tote

I love tote bags. (My mom jokingly calls me Mary Poppins because I have anything and everything in my tote bag at all times.) This one would be perfect for my gym clothes, yoga mat, etc.

Tuff Athletics Yoga Pants

I'm a huge fan of Lululemon leggings. However, I love these ones so much more. Unfortunately, my dad did wash one day and ruined them. I really need a replacement pair. These leggings were my everything!

AirPods with Charging Case

Since I've been going to the gym a lot more-- and getting into the heavy weight lifting stuff, I thought these would be helpful. Also, they're totally trendy!

Kate Spade Spencer Zip-Around Continental Wallet

Like I mentioned earlier, my sister was so kind and got me a Kate Spade tote bag. This wallet would match perfectly. Not to mention, it can fit all of my cards!





My Previous Birthday Wish Lists:
1617 | 18 | 19

What It's Like Commuting vs. Living On Campus

For my first two years of college, I lived on campus. And, now that I only have one semester left, I'm commuting. (Super excited about that, by the way!) I actually commuted to my university over the summer to take a chemistry course and now I'm back at it. I thought it would be fun to share with you what it's like commuting versus living on campus. Maybe this blog post can help you out if you're deciding on whether to commute or live on campus!



COMMUTING PROS

Food. Food. Food.

Commuting to campus allows you to have a variety of food options beyond the dining hall. The dining hall offers the same meals every week. I was that girl that had a grilled cheese three days in a row. #BadIdea 

Freedom.

Your car is your ride to freedom (literally!). With my car, I’m able to venture out and intern where I want to intern-- not where my college limits me to.

Luxury baths.

I know I’m not the only one that missed taking baths when I moved into my dorm. Commuting to campus means I can take a bath whenever I want. Bring on the bubbles!

Your bank account is happier.

Like $10,000+ happier. 

Familia.

You get to see your family everyday. This is definitely my favorite thing about commuting. #HiMom

COMMUTING CONS

When you forget something…

You can’t run back to your dorm. As Scar would say, “be prepared.” Check out my backpack and car essentials for the commuter here.

Driving in traffic sucks.

Actually, if you’re anything like me, driving anywhere sucks. I have about a 30 minute commute to campus. Sometimes, it can be over an hour with traffic.

LIVING ON CAMPUS PROS

Sleep!

You can sleep as long as you like. You can roll out of bed 10 minutes before class starts if you want.

You make friends fast.

Like, really fast. 

I’m an independent woman.

You make your own bed, do your own laundry, manage your own time-- you’re practically an adult! My mom still makes my doctor appointments though. #MakingProgress

Office hours.

Need to see your psychology professor about a research paper? You can go whenever you want!

LIVING ON CAMPUS CONS

Peer pressure is a bit harder to avoid.

One of my old friends and I went to a party. She must have told me 6 times that she needed a drink and that I had to get one with her. I refused to drink at that party-- it was kinda sketchy. She got mad that I didn’t want to drink. Crazy, right?

Long distance relationship? You put it to the test.

During my freshman year of college, I dated the same boy I dated in high school. Over time, we built an incredibly toxic relationship. Our relationship lacked the factors needed for a strong foundation, such as communication and trust. We agreed to end the relationship. Balancing college and the relationship was too challenging. #ThingsHappenForAReason

Roommates.

Roommates can be good and bad; don’t get me wrong. However, sometimes, roommates can violate the Roommate Contract and do things they shouldn’t. I'd rather stay away from that drama all together.


There are definitely pros and cons to both situations. However, I've found that I am much happier commuting to campus. During the day, I didn't spend much time in my dorm anyway. I preferred to study in the library or cafeteria. It's pretty much the same thing!

First Impressions: Senior Classes

My last semester of college is in full swing. For the first time, I feel like I bit off more than I can chew; I'm taking a combination of 300 and 400 level classes. For whatever reason, I thought this would be a breeze like it was in previous years. I was wrong:


Research Methods I

At first, I was nervous about this class. (There's about 30 students in the class.) However, as the weeks go by, I'm becoming more comfortable with the content. Throughout the year, I have to complete a research project. I'm really looking forward to sharing that experience with y'all!

Senior Seminar


I'm taking senior seminar as a directed study. This means I'm taking it a semester early and the professor is working with me 1:2 to help me finish my degree early. We're meeting 5 times throughout the semester for lectures. I'm definitely a little nervous! I'll keep y'all posted!

Latin American Story


This is definitely going to be my hardest class. The class is entirely in Spanish. No. English. At. All.

I don't know every word, so it's easy for me to fall behind. Luckily, I have an incredible boyfriend who speaks Spanish and he's been helping me and practicing with me. I'm so thankful for him!

Brain and Behavior

By far my favorite class so far! At first, I was a little intimidated by the course description, but I'm excited to learn about the different brain pathways. Who knows, maybe I'll go into neuroscience!

Learning Lab


So far, so good! It's definitely not what I expected... but that's okay. Any knowledge is great knowledge. 

Honors English: Poet Priests


I've had this professor before, so I'm prepared for her assignments. However, it is a lot of reading!! Hard reading, too. However, I love love. So, I'm enjoying the romantic poetry she's assigning. 

What classes are you looking forward to this semester?


My Sister's Dorm Room Tour | Florida Southern College

My sister started her freshman year of college-- I can't believe it. Time is flying by! (Feel free to checkout our Lakeland, Florida photo diary!) Way back in the day, I showed y'all what my dorm room looked like. I thought I would do the same with hers; it's so cute!




Her bed.

My sister is super artsy. She actually made her two throw pillows: the red one and the Disney one. She's so talented! Her husband pillow and blanket are by UGG. Soo soft! I'm actually super jealous I didn't make this splurge for my dorm.


Her desk.

This is her clean and organized space where she'll be doing all of her homework. Above her desk, she had a wooden picture frame holder that she got from Kohl's. I love it!




Her wardrobe.

Her wardrobe is super spacious! She has all of her essentials on the door. (Oh, and all of the freebies she's accumulated so far, too!) 



That's all for Natalie's dorm room tour. I'm absolutely in love with her Disney-themed dorm-- it's super cozy. She merged her love of Disney with wooden pieces to remind her of home. Can't wait to see what other decor she accumulates throughout the semester.


Checkout my dorm room tour here!

A Week In My Life | Last First Week of College (Syllabus Week)

My last first week of college has come to an end.  I have had the best two years of my life at Cabrini University, studying psychology, Spanish, and English. I couldn't not document my last first week.


Let's get into it:




On Sunday, I spent the day hanging out with my mom (a.k.a. my best friend). We spent the morning drinking Starbucks while getting pedicures. Then, we spent the afternoon shopping. Later that evening, I started my glow-up routine






7:00 A.M. - Wake-up

8:00 A.M. - Shower

8:30 A.M. - Leave For Class 

My class doesn't start until 1:55 P.M. However, Andres was kind enough to pick me up since I hate driving. He picked me up and we listened to Taylor Swift's latest album, Lover.

9:30 A.M. - Library

While Andres was in class, I took this time to hangout in the library. In the library, I dove into my university's portal and looked over the syllabi that my professors posted. (I try to be proactive about this because 7 syllabi thrown at you in a week can be intimidating!)

11:00 A.M. - Lunch

We actually made a quick Wawa run. We brought our lunch to the library and ate in an empty classroom. It was nice to catch up and talk about our classes. 

1:00 P.M. - Go Over Planner

After lunch, we went our separate ways. Andres had biochemistry. So, while he was in class, I spent some time on my laptop: blogging, looking over my syllabi, etc.

1:45 P.M. - PSY-341 (Research Methods I)

3:00 P.M. - Fro Yo

On our way home, Andres and I stopped at Kiwi for some frozen yogurt. We also did a little bit of shopping in the town center. One of my favorite accessory stores was closing so everything was 99% off. I got 10 different shirts, 4 scarfs, 2 cups, and a necklace for less than $3. I know, right! 

5:00 P.M. - Dinner

6:00 P.M. - Homework

I haven't even had my Spanish class yet and I had homework. Andres was super kind and helped me through it. (God bless him!)

7:00 P.M. - Bubble Bath

8:00 P.M. -Go Over Syllabus + Put Dates In Planner

8:30 P.M. - Get Ready For Bed






7:00 A.M. - Wake-Up

7:30 A.M. - Workout

8:00 A.M. - Get Ready for Class

9:00  A.M. - Leave For Class

10:00 A.M. Organize My Life

11:00 A.M. - HENG-306 (Honors English: Poet Priests)

12:30 P.M. - Lunch

1:45 P.M.- SPA-321 (Latin American Short Story)

3:00 P.M. - Go Home

5:00 P.M. - Dinner

6:00 P.M.- Walk

8:30 P.M. - Get Ready For Bed







7:00 A.M. - Wake-up

7:15 A.M. - Get Ready For Class

8:00 A.M. - Leave For Class

10:00 A.M. - Senior Seminar Meeting

12:00 P.M. -Lunch + Hangout with Andres

1:45 P.M. - PSY-341 (Research Methods I)

3:00 P.M. - Go Home

5:00 P.M. - Dinner

6:00 P.M.- Walk

7:00 P.M. - Homework

So. Much. Homework. 

8:30 P.M. - Get Ready For Bed






8:00 A.M. - Wake-up

8:30 A.M. - Shower

9:00 A.M. - Leave For Class

10:00 A.M. -Library

I had to complete a few quick print jobs. There goes 40 of my prints.

11:00 A.M. - HENG-306 (Honors English: Poet Priests)

12:30 P.M. - Lunch

1:45 P.M.- SPA-321 (Latin American Short Story)

It's getting better! 

3:00 P.M. - Hangout

By hangout, I mean do Spanish homework. 

4:30 P.M.- PSY-402 (Lab Experiences in Learning)

Unfortunately, this class wasn't what I was expecting it to be. However, I'm still optimistic! 

7:00 P.M. - Go Home

8:00 P.M. - Bubble Bath

8:30 P.M. - Get Ready For Bed






7:00 A.M. - Wake-up

7:15 A.M. - Get Ready For Class

8:00 A.M. - Leave For Class

Again, Andres picked me up for class-- thank you, Andres!

9:30 A.M.- PSY-304 (Brain and Behavior)

I'm actually looking forward most to this class! (I was actually super intimidated by the course description!) 

11:00 A.M. - Go Home

12:00 P.M. - Lunch

We ate lunch at the mall-- Chik-fil-a. It never fails to disappoint! Then, we got cookies from my favorite cookie shop: Mrs. Fields.

2:00 P.M. - Grocery Shopping



4:30 P.M. - Dinner

6:00 P.M. - Games and Chill

We spent the night playing games and hanging out. Perfect way to end the week!



On Saturday, I spent the morning lounging around. I needed a break after a long week. Then, my mom and I did a little bit of shopping. We went to our local outlets, where I purchased a Kate Spade top (super cute!) and a raincoat for my boyfriend. That evening, I hung out with my laptop. I worked on my blog and completed some homework. 

Let me know what you guys thought of this post! I'm planning on doing similar posts throughout the semester.

Back To College Haul | Senior Year

The academic year is in full swing! It's already going by so quick. So far, so good-- I've been enjoying all of my classes. I wanted to share some of my recent purchases I made just in time for the new academic year: from my new planner to my new shower gel.



If you follow me on Instagram, you probably know that I'm obsessed with my planner. Click here to see how I color code my planner.



Papyrus was having a huge sale. So, I was able to grab these folders for a super cheap price. If you're looking for some cute pocket folders check out the clearance section of your favorite stationary stores. (I know Staples has a wide selection.)

I love these folders because they're not only sturdy, but they have inspirational sayings on them. Perfect for when you're in a mid-semester slug. I'm using one for my syllabi and the other for assignments I need to turn in.






I don't know about you, but I'm loving these pastel notebooks. I only picked up 3, even though I have 6 classes. I'm planning to use the notebooks for the following classes. I'm going to take notes on my laptop for the other classes.
  • Research Methods I
  • Latin American Studies
  • Brain and Behavior



Again, I found this notebook for $1 something in the clearance section of Papyrus. This notebook is super cute and it's small enough to throw in my backpack for those blog ideas that just come to me in the middle of class.




I used to swear by Sharpie pens. Now, I'm obsessed with these highlighters/pens by Crayola. I've been using them for my planner, but they're definitely going to come in handy when I start taking notes.




This. Scent. Smells. Soooo. Good. With fall right around the corner, I had to pick this duo up! (I also just went on the website to add a link and saw they added the exfoliator. I need this!)






Hand sanitizers are extremely necessary in college everywhere. These are the 3 I picked up:






I was in need of a new ID lanyard/wallet. My mom was super sweet and treated me to this one from Kate Spade. I'm absolutely obsessed with it! I've been using it ever since she got it for me. 




That's just about everything I got for the school year. Luckily, I still have a ton of supplies left over from my last year.

Wishing you all the best of luck this academic year!