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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Spreading some joy through color

Hey everyone.

Christmas is literally right around the corner and I am having a blast wrapping up my grad school apps and seeing some old friends. It's always a great feeling to grab some coffee (tea in my case) or lunch with a friend and just talk about anything. :)

I don't have much of an update for you guys but a while back, I sponsored/contributed to a beautiful Lisa Frank inspired wedding shoot. The professional photos are in and I wanted to share them. You may have already seen them on my facebook but there is something about scrolling through pictures that is extra fun.

Enjoy the beautiful colors!!
My origami stars were a highlight to the table. What do you think?














So cute right?
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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Chopping off all of my hair?

Hey guys!!!


Happy Winter Break for everyone in school. I can't believe it but I'm actually done with my prerequisites now so I just need to apply for grad schools and play the waiting game. It's quite intimidating but being able to finally apply really means I've made it through the toughest part. For anyone in this sort of situation, stay strong and you can do it!

December Playlist:

1. Completed applications
2. Send out new transcripts
3. See some friends.
4. Breathe.
5. Be thankful
6. You got this!!!!!!!!

In order to celebrate the end of my semester (not really), I finally got a haircut.

I grew out my hair for 2 years so now it's back to a bob.

Look how fast it grew: 9/21/2014


12/10/2014




Can you believe it was this long? Wow.

That last bit of this video amazes me. So much hair!
So... off to applying to programs and balancing my social life along the way. I am so bad at seeing friends throughout my semester. I get so invested in school but it's important to remember that without play, you can't work and vice versa. So if you'r a workaholic like me sometimes, give yourself a fun break. :) You deserve it.
A new giveaway and review will be up soon. Sorry about the lack of updates.
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Until next time, take care!
Cheers,
Dana

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Christmas Gift Idea: Vegan Cuts

Hey everyone!

Recently, I was fortunate to win a cool prize box from a monthly subscription site called Vegan Cuts.
This isn't a sponsored post but I love the concept of their boxes and the natural/vegan side to their products/packaging so I thought I'd share. If you know anyone who would be interested in a box of skincare or vegan snack goodies, this is a great holiday gift idea!

Here's what my box looked like! I received the beauty box but there is also a snack box.





Everything was packaged beautifully and you get a fun sampler of different products from great brands. Some are travel sized and some a larger deluxe sample sizes.





Shout out to this amazing Coffee Bean scrub... I loved it!!


A note came with this package including all the info about the products I received and their value. This was neat and informative for people who decide to look into a specific brand that Vegan Cuts promoted.

I honestly love the feeling and idea of getting monthly goodies in the mail (if only a poor student like me could afford this) so if you are interested, check them out!

Happy Holidays you guys!
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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Finals Stress


Hey guys!

I am wrapping up my final exams so for everyone enduring them with me, here's a great take away message. Take care of yourself, pace, and be confident in what you know!!
My personal test anxiety tips:

1. Avoid comparing and talking to others about exam grades or questions before the exam. Stay in the hall, in your car, or out somewhere until it's a few minutes before test time. Then go into class and just take the test. It helps me avoid stressful stimuli.

2. Don't listen to other students who already took the test. What they think is hard isn't necessarily hard for you. Don't worry about that and focus on just studying and getting a good night's rest before test day.

3. Believe that you know more than you think. It's always hard to gauge how much knowledge you have over something with testing jitters but I always know more than I think! Believe that!!

4. Don't just read notes or your textbook but actually quiz yourself via flashcards or with someone's help. That's the best way to actually see what you have memorized versus what you can only recall on a multiple choice.

5. Take breaks! Nothing can be accomplished without fuel so eat well, sleep well, and stretch! If you had a long day of studying, do something for yourself like a short hangout with friends or an episode of your favorite tv show. You deserve it! 

I will be back shortly with plenty of new reviews and giveaways for you all. <3

Good Luck!



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