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.
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:
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
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.
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.
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.
If not, you are missing out. At my college freshman orientation, they showed us this video. I highly suggest watching it. He is adorable isn’t he? Any ways, one of the quotes that Kid President has said is, “Be somebody who makes everybody feel like a somebody.” Now I am sure there are many ways that one could use this in their life. For, me my summer camp sessions are just around the corner and I think this quote perfect to keep in mind.
Every day I will be surrounded my dozens of children who all want attention, a friend, someone to talk to. It is my goal to get to know their names, actually talk to them and hear their stories. Ask them about what is going on in their life. I want to inspire the campers. I would love to make an impact on as many children’s lives as possible.
I want all the campers to feel special, to feel important. Now I know this is going to be very hard to do, but this is what I want to accomplish this summer. I want to be able to go back next summer and have the campers run up and share about their life and what had happened while we were apart.
How can you use this quote in your life this summer? I would love to know!