Jul 302016

Thank you to At Home stores for partnering with me to share dorm room storage ideas.

Bubbles starts kindergarten in less than a couple of weeks.  Getting her ready for school has had me thinking back to all my first days of school, from kindergarten to high school and even to college.

Dorm Room Storage Ideas - Increase your living space by maximizing the use of your closet and a few wheeled carts

We have a few years before we need to think about college planning again, but I have friends who are sending their kids for the first time.  I wanted to share some of the easy dorm room storage ideas that were most beneficial to me as a college student.  Some of them are so obvious, you may not have even thought of them! Continue reading »

Aug 282015

This list of college essentials is a partnered post.

In the last couple of weeks I’ve run into a lot of college students and parents of soon-to-be college students running around different stores trying to gather up everything they need for school.  Though it’s been (ahem) a few years since I was in the shoes of a college student, it hasn’t been that long since we were getting Ashley ready for college.

College essentials every college student needs! If you're heading off to college for the first time or if you are parents of a soon-to-be college student, check out this list of must-haves!

If you’re heading off to college for the first time, or if you’re trying to figure out what your kids need, here are a few college essentials I think most every student will need. Continue reading »

Apr 272013

This post is brought to you by Campus Bellhops.  All opinions are my own.

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Picture this: it’s the middle of August in Florida.  The mercury is bubbling as temperatures climb past the 105°F mark.  My parents, brothers, and I are about to move me into the dorms for my freshman year of college.  The building, being a national historic landmark located in the oldest city in America, has no air conditioning (yes, you read that right – I was about to live in a building, in Florida, with no A.C.).  My dorm room is on the first floor, which is technically the second floor.

We drove down as a family from Maine with a car full of my stuff.  But five people doesn’t leave much room for “stuff” so I had also shipped a number of boxes that were waiting for us.  Waiting for us to carry down a street, up two long flights of stairs, and down to the far end of a long hall.  In 105°F heat (in case you missed that part).  While trying to keep track of my two very active young brothers.

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