Five Things

Summer is almost over. I've been go, go, go all week and it's definitely not going to stop next week. Between dentist, orthodontist, hair, nails and massage appointments, I'm definitely going to be busy. Not to mention family and friends are all trying to see me before I leave. I've barely started packing and I need to make sure a few weeks of blog posts are set up so I can focus on school for a couple of weeks when I get there.

Back to school is a stressful and emotional time, especially when you're moving back and forth, and getting ready to live with a random roommate. I'm extremely nervous, anxious, scared, sad and just overall emotional about leaving my house, family and of course my cats. Even though I've done it before (and many times during the year) I still don't think it's going to be easy. 

1 - How to Make Your Commute Awesome// It's that time again! You're likely to be walking (me), driving or riding the bus to classes. Erica from Coming Up Roses wrote an awesome guide on how to make your commute awesome!

2 - Support// On Wednesday I shared a post about my disappointment in not getting the RA position. I received SO many comments saying readers were here for me, and not to give up. I just want to say thank you so much. It seriously means so much to me that people are out there supporting me and cheering me on! Thanks again, so much!

3 - Brighten Your Mailbox// I'm LOVING the La La website. They have so many great resources and articles for smart young women. This is a great way to brighten up your mailbox with 10 fun and insightful newsletters! Bonus points if you subscribe to my Sunday Motivation Newsletter! 

4 - Buffer// I found a new social media scheduling post app called Buffer and I love it! I don't have time to be posting all day, but I know it's good for my blog (social media will seriously be the death of me). So I've been using Buffer to help me out a little bit! Just go to the iTunes app store!

5 - Goodnight Mommy// I saw this on College Prep's post this morning and as a scary movie fanatic, I cannot wait to see this! It looks so good and it's a lot different than other scary movies I've seen!

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What are your five things for this week?


  1. Love all of these! Particularly Goodnight Mommy, it looks super great! Have you seen the Sinister series? I'm going to see the second one when it comes out next weekend, and it looks so terrifying!

    Courtney// As We Stumble Along

  2. Ahhh, this movie looks way too scary for me :(! I'm a baby when it comes to scary movies!

    Xo, Michelle


  3. I saw that trailer on Carly's blog this morning too! Looks so scary! I need to to sign up for some bright newsletters!

    Mikayla | A Seersucker State of Mind.

  4. I loved Erica's post on making commutes more fun and I'm really sorry about the RA position - one door closed means another one opens!
    xx, Mikkaela
    The Southwestern Prepster

  5. I've heard great things about Buffer! I like to use Hootsuite!

  6. Oh my gosh, that movie trailer was so strange but gave me the chills.
    I am a huge scary movie buff so I NEED to see this!

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  7. I totally understand your feelings about leaving- it hasn't really gotten easier for me even though I've been leaving my family for over 7 years now! Good luck with transitioning back to school!


  8. I'm so happy you got such great support. You really are amazing and I'm sure there are so many great opportunities ahead!

    The Fashionista's Diary

  9. I hope that you're enjoying your last weeks at home and that the start of your school year will be wonderful!! :-) This was such a fun post.

    xoxo A

  10. Enjoy your time at home! I had a random roommate, and everything turned out just fine! I always remember to think about my reactions, because my first one isn't always the most mature ;). This was a great post! I just started using buffer too, it's great!
    You're gonna have an awesome year, think positive thoughts!

  11. Thank you so much for including my commuting post, Ally...SO sweet of you, and I'm so so so glad you loved it!
    And keep holding your chin up re: the RA gig...brighter things ahead for you!!
    And I'm SO not a scary movie gal, because that stuff literally scares the living daylight outta me, but sending major props to you for being able to handle it!!

    Coming Up Roses

  12. Awesome roundup of links! I also really enjoyed Erica's post about commuting as well! And I totally should have gotten a massage before school started, so jealous!

    xo, Alicia | Alicia Tenise

  13. I loved Erica's post about commuting.

  14. Loving all of this, except for Goodbye Mommy... I'm terrified of scary movies! Hope you had a great weekend :)

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

  15. The commute post was a great one! It is important to have a stress-free commute!

    Nicole // Chronicles of Home

  16. I loved Erica's post on tips for commuting! It's basically my life these days!

  17. I really need to start using Buffer! I've heard such good things about it!


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