30/30 App Review: The Clock Ticks For You!

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At my college I am a Peer Advisor, a mentor to the incoming First Year college students. I went through several training sessions before the arrival of the new students so I could be equipped with the best knowledge to be a mentor.  One topic we taught about was time management and on the power point presentation the app, 30/30 was considered the best time management apps to use in college. I quickly scribbled the name down and downloaded it once I got back to my dorm.

Once I downloaded it, I instantly thought this would be an awesome app to review. I partnered up with Merisa’s over at Monogrammed Magnolias. Over on her blog she reviewed Eisenhower. So make sure to go check her review out!

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Birthday Present Care Package

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Today is my best friends birthday BUT I do not get to be with her to celebrate it since we go to different colleges. I still wanted to celebrate and send her love so I decided to send her a Birthday Present Care Package.

Melanie will be turning 19. To make this gift as fun as possible, I bought and individually wrapped 19 gifts for each birthday she has had. I thought this was going to be difficult to accomplish but thanks to Target, it was as easy as can be. Melanie and I both share a love for Target, so I figured it would be the best place to go.

Steps for the perfect birthday care package

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Crafty at Camp: Paper Plate Apple Core

Recently I announced a new blog series called Crafty at Camp.  If you are interested in knowing why I chose to start this, visit my first  Crafty at Camp here.


Today's Craft is called Paper Plate Apple Core. I found this 
craft to be super simple for young children, especially when
teaching them about healthy eating.

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Here are the supplies you will need:

  • Paper Plates
  • Red Paint
  • Green Paint
  • Brown Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Scissors
  • Stapler

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Crafty at Camp: Paper Plate Fish Bowl

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Recently I announced a new blog series called Crafty at Camp.  If you are interested in knowing why I chose to start this, visit my first  Crafty at Camp here.


Today's Craft is called the Paper Plate Fish Bowl. I found 
this craft to be super fun, especially during our Under the 
Sea themed week.

Here are the supplies you will need:

  • Paper Plates
  • Blue Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Any colored foam
  • Green Tissue Paper
  •  Uncooked Beans, Rice, Pea’s
  • Googly Eyes
  • Scissors
  • Glue

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Crafty at Camp: Taco Noise Maker

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Recently I announced a new blog series called Crafty at Camp.  If you are interested in knowing why I chose to start this, visit my first  Crafty at Camp here.


Today's Craft is called the Taco Noise Maker. I found this craft to be super fun, especially during our Chef week.

Here are the supplies you will need:

  • Paper Plates
  • Yellow & Brown or Tan Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Stapler
  • Green, Yellow, Orange, Red Tissue Paper
  •  Uncooked Beans, Rice, Pea’s
  • Glue

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10 Ways to Use Washi Tape to Add Color to Your Room

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If you would have asked me a year ago what Washi Tape was I would have no idea, but fast forward to present time and I would say that it is the greatest invention ever. I strongly believe that if something has a flat surface, then Washi Tape belongs on it. With that being said, when I moved into my dorm this year, I felt my room was missing a few things. I got out my washi tape, then all my problems were solved.

Here are ten ways to use washi tape to add a splash of color/ personality to your room:

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Crafty at Camp: Coffee Filter Butterflies

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Over the summer, I was the Activities director at a Girl Scout camp. I was in charge of several things, like planning the daily schedule, snack, the volunteers, social media, and badge work.  But overall, the thing that I enjoyed doing the most, was planning the craft. In the beginning, I got a lot of my ideas from Pinterest, but by the end of the summer, I had developed some more creative juice and came up with some of my own successful craft ideas.

At the end of the summer, I took a look at my “Craft Archive” box (which was full of overflowing crafts) and I asked my self what I was going to do with it. I figured since I looked to Pinterest for new ideas, that I should help out others who could be in a situation like me. With that being said, I am introducing my new blog series: Crafty at Camp.


The first craft I will be talking about is: Coffee Filter 
Butterflies!

Here are the supplies you will need:

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15 Goals for 15 Weeks

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I’m back from a busy but very successful summer. I hope you all had a great break and enjoyed the summer sun! I move into my dorm tomorrow and before life gets busy, I wanted to set some goals for my self before my semester starts. Since there are 15 weeks in a semester, I wrote 15 goals I wish to achieve. At the end of the semester, I will do a recap and let you know if I accomplish these goals.

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Emily Ley Planner: Review and Tips

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For those who don’t know me, one of my favorite things is my planner. Not only does my planner keep me happy, but it’s the reason why I am able to manage such a tight schedule. I remember in High School my teachers would ask to see my planner because they were surprised at how neat, organized and colorful it was. Looking back on it, I would say my planner is the reason why I did so well and was able to stay so active and involved.

One of the first things my freshman year roommate and I bonded over was a planner. We actually showed up to school with the same one. We both used it in different ways but loved it just the same. When the end of the year was coming, we knew we had to start picking a new one. If you want to see the process we went through check out The Complete Guide to Choosing a Planner that Dani wrote. In the end, Dani picked the Get to Work Book and I picked the Emily Ley Simplified Planner. In this post, I am going to talk about the supplies I use, how I use it and overall review it.

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Camp Counselor Confession

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In the midst of my hectic summer camp session, I received a care package.

I opened it up, and it was a small thank you gift from my school.  My school found out that I was planning to spend my summer working at a camp through one of the programs I attend during the school year.  To congratulate me for my service to youth they generously sent me a small gift.

In the picture above is everything from the package, while I love everything I received my favorite part would be the letters. I am going to be honest, I am beyond stressed. My job duties include preparing crafts, badge work, cooking in the kitchen and mentoring the volunteer’s for nine straight weeks. It is not easy, but totally worth it.  But in the thick of the camp craziness, I lost sight of what truly matters at camp: taking my passion and sharing it with my campers.

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