3.18.2016

my home away from home. part two.


As promised, I did a second overview of my room at school. If you didn't see my first post, check it out here. As mentioned before, I've loved making this space my own. For this post, I focused on my desk area. So between the two posts, you basically get a whole sense of what my room is like. As the post goes on, I've added links to all of the pieces or have found similar ones for you as well. 



Everyone has "a chair". You know...the one that spends more time collecting clothes than you spend sitting in it? LOL. I do love this chair, but it is so true! While I want to come off as neat as possible, we all have our secrets ;) 


My bulletin board is a DIY. I simply took a plain bulletin board, wrapped it in fabric, stapled it, and added hooks for hanging.

I also just realized after looking at this picture I need to change my calendar to March. Oops!  


Lalalalalove this hook from MarGorgeous Boutique. 


I've loved this little white desk. It has been perfect for my space!


These baskets have been great for accommodating my growing movie collection. They're so versatile and I know they'll be used for years to come! 


If you saw my instagram the other day, I joked this tray (similar here) makes eating in bed seem a little more classy. I eat in my room a lot, so it's been perfect for that. 

Annddd if you know me, I do love a good candle! I have three on rotation a the moment. 


My sweet friend Micayla painted this for me. I love its beautiful reminder.


Lastly, I debated on what to do with these pom-poms hanging for a while. Finally, I settled on this placement. It's fun addition for being a $3 find at Target. Speaking of, I've noticed (almost) everything linked in this post is from Target. And no, Target did not sponsor this post - I wish!

Hope you enjoyed my room tour! 
xoxo 
Kate



3.07.2016

before spring comes.





Dress: Old Navy (similar dress for spring) | Boots: Steve Madden

Before spring comes, I wanted to share one of my favorite dresses from this winter. The long sleeves and length made it perfect for colder temps. It's also SO comfortable. Throwing on some boots with it, has made it such an easy go-to piece. 
I have to admit though, I'm ready for spring (who am I kidding? I'm always ready for warm temps). I went to Old Navy this weekend and got even more excited for spring browsing their new pieces. 
I've linked some similar dresses to mine below as well as some adorable picks for spring! 

xoxo 
Kate 

3.01.2016

get organized - the second edition.


When I was a sophomore in college (I'm a senior now), I did a post on how I stay organized in college (which you can check out here). However, since then I feel like some things have changed. I use a lot of the same methods such as to-do lists and full calendar overviews, but I do them in different ways. I'm always trying to figure out what works best for me and I currently love what I have going on. So I wanted to share! 


Let's start digitally. 
This is the first year I've really abided by using my iCalendar on my Mac and iPhone. 
I love it because I can easily plug in repeating events and add more along the way. I love seeing a day/week overview of what I have going on. Plus it's always with me. 



I wish I could take credit for this glorious Google Doc, but I can't. I found the template here and it has been amazing. I wish I would've found this tool before my last semester of college, because it would've come in handy in previous semesters. Again, it gives a nice overview while incorporating a "check off" list to it. 
I give it two thumbs up!


And just when you think it stops there, it doesn't. I think everyone needs a good planner (mine is from Bando). I've never been great about keeping up with writing in my planners in the past but I think that's partly due to the fact I didn't have the right one. 
I also highly suggest using different colored pens for color coding. Love these Staedtler ones! 


Again, more to-do lists.


Annnd another monthly overview. I know I'm on the extreme end of covering all of the bases when it comes to school, but it allows me to be fully prepared. Knowing what's going on allows me to be a lot less stressed as well. 

Of course you don't have to apply all of these methods. If anything, I highly recommend just using iCalendar or a planner. 

I'm sure my ways of organizing will change in the future as I transition out of school, but for now this works!

Let me know if you try any of these methods.
xoxo 
Kate