Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Beauty Favorites as of June 2015

So I know I haven't posted in quite some time an I am very sorry! I was extremely busy at school (*cough*just finished my freshman year of college with a 3.55 cumulative GPA *cough* ) and then came home and went on vacation with my boyfriend to Florida for a week. But I am very excited to be home and have more free time to create posts. So here is my first post since January! :

I am not a huge beauty and make up junkie and would rather spend $8 on a mascara rather than $30 on one from Sephora. I put together a few of my favorite beauty items from drug stores!


Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Goals for 2015

Goals of 2015
I love the new year because it is like a fresh start. You can forget everything that has happened in the past year and start new with a positive attitude. So after some time and thinking about the past year, I have come up with a list of goals that I want to accomplish throughout the year.

Make Deans list again this semester- I would love to make deans list both semesters of my first year of college and I know its going to be tough, especially with my schedule for the spring semester. Im an elementary education major with a focus in elementary mathamatics therefore im taking three math courses including Calculous, Intro to Statistics, and Structure of number sequence. On top of that I am taking a required writing course where I have to write a 15 to 20 page research paper and a sociology class that is once a week and three hours long. I am willing to work my butt off if in the end itll all be worth it.
Use the library more often- This past semester I usually did my work in my room either on my bed (big mistake because it just makes me want to fall asleep) or my desk (worked for the most part except when my roommate was in the room as well.) I realized during finals week that the library was my friend especially when I was using a cubical study area. With my course load for the spring semester, I think it would be the smartest if I did most if not all of my work in the library.

Take more risks- I never really take risks and I want to do more exciting things this year and make amazing memories. If I feel that I will fail, I won’t do it and I want to change that about of myself because that is no way to go through life.
Save more money- I am not good at saving my money at all and I would like to change that about myself. My boyfriend and I are going to Florida for a vacation and I need to save money for my half. I want to learn how to budget and save my money for the future.
Start going to the gym 5 days a week- I want to get in the habit of going to the gym because it’s included in my tuition and I want to get in shape. I also want to start eating less junk and healthier. This will be one of my hardest goals to stick to I think.
Run a 5k at some point- My step dad has ran so many marathons I couldn’t count. He has inspired me to start running. I would love to one day be able to run a marathon like him but for now a 5k will be my goal.
Blog at least once a week- I am just starting to blog and I think it will be really fun to look back at the end of the year or years later. I think that once a week won’t be a hassle so I think I can easily accomplish it.
Document the good, the bad, and everything in between- I want to have something that holds all of my memories from college since it’s supposed to be the best years of my life.

Friday, January 2, 2015

2014 in Review

This year has been absolutely crazy. SO many big events have happened in a just 365 days. From almost getting kicked off the cheering team for being caught at a party by the police to finishing my first semester of college. This year has been filled with lots of exciting events such as cheering for my last season, going to Europe for an amazing 10 days, graduating high school, spending my fourth year with tanner, and finishing my first semester of college with a 3.6 GPA.

Along the way I have made some amazing friends and have found out who my true friends are. My first couple months of college were a little rough. Some friends I made during the first week of orientation had completely ignored me because they had found better friends. I had my supper nice roommate but we are very different. She is a great person to live with don’t get me wrong but I can’t see myself living with her again next year. I didn't feel like I had found my place yet and I was struggling to feel myself. Then I met Moranda and Bethany. They are so much fun and have personalities just like mine. Moranda has been there for me for some stuff and I have been there for her. It’s so great that I met her because she lives only 30 minutes away! During thanksgiving break we hung out together and we have rode home together going home and going back to school.

Now for my friends from high school, I have realized who they really are. Some have stuck by my side and have seen me every time I come home while others have said they have missed me and what to see me but when the time comes they don’t follow through. Katie and Jordan have been there for me for so many issues that have occurred in my life and I am so grateful for them. They have stuck by my side and I love them both for that.

These past four years that I have spent with Tanner has been amazing. We have had many up’s and many more down’s but I am forever grateful to have in my life. God knows I don’t deserve him but somehow I am lucky enough to be a part of his life. We have broken up and gotten back together so many times I didn't know if it would be worth it. This year when I moved to college, when tanner and I were on a break, I realized that Tanner is the one for me. He has stuck by for so long and has put up with everything that I have thrown at him and yet he still wants to be with me. I can honestly say tanner is the guy that I can picture myself marrying and starting a family with him. He is the love of my life and I cannot wait to spend so many more years with him.

Over all this year has been very eventful and I can’t wait to see what 2015 has to offer!

Cheering for my High School

Park Guell, Barcelona,Spain
Mediterranean Sea, Barcelona, Spain

Vatican City, Italy


Graduation with my best friend Katie

On of the many night out at Keene 
Our fourth Christmas together

Monday, December 22, 2014

Must Watch Christmas Movies

Christmas is only 3 days away and I have been scrambling to get all my presents bought and wrapped. Its been a crazy weekend but I am finally all done! Now I have free time to do my favorite holiday activities such as baking Christmas cookies, hanging out with my family, and my favorite watching Christmas movies. These are my must watch movies every year!!

The Polar Express- Every year in Christmas Eve, I go to my dads house for dinner and to open presents (perks of having divorced parents, DOUBLE the presents) and every year we watch this movie. 
The Santa Clause (1,2,&3)- I love Tim Allen and these movies are so funny and gets me right into the spirit. When I was younger I would watch these over and over again in hopes that one day my dad would become Santa!
Jingle All The Way- As a kid this was by far my favorite movie, not entirely sure why but I had it on VHS and would watch it every night before bed.
Holiday in Handcuffs- This is an ABC Family original and its on the newer side but I love watching it. I think its so cute and it shows how crazy love can be plus is during my favorite time of the year!
Fred Claus- I love Vince Vaughn and this movie puts a twist on Santa Claus. What would you do if your brother was Santa? 
A Christmas Story- This is my dads favorite movie and he always had it on when I was a little kid. Plus it plays for 24 hours strait on Christmas day on TNT so you can always just put it on when you have some down time on Christmas.
And now my all time favorites!
Elf- Every week starting in mid November, my best friend  and I would watch this after school and I can almost quote the whole thing. This should be on everyone's top list because it is just hysterical!
How The Grinch Stole Christmas- This movie is just a classic. I love Jim Carey. He is the funniest man alive. I watch this multiple times every year because how can you not. Its by far my favorite Christmas movie.

What's your favorite Christmas movies?


Thursday, December 18, 2014

Hello blog world!

Hey everyone! My name is Stephanie, I am 19 years old, and currently a freshman at Keene State College in Keene, NH. I am (as of now) majoring in Elementary Education with a focus in Elementary Mathematics. I have recently just finished my first semester of college and I wanted to start this blog to document "the best years of my life" being a college student. I hope that I can help college students, incoming or already attending along the way. 

Some more info about me...I'm addicted to Pinterest, pink, bows, anything and everything sparkly, and I can occasionally be crafty sometimes (DIY crafts maybe). This blog will be a mixture of all things that interest me so bear with me till i find what works best.