My End of Summer, Navy Blue Tablescape

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I finally unpacked the last of my moving boxes a few weekends ago and I have been so excited to put my life together. I purchased a new dinnerware set months ago to replace my $20 Ikea set that I had been using and there is nothing more beautiful than a gorgeous plate set on my new dining room table! I decided to go with the 5-Piece Fiesta Dinnerware Set in Cobalt which turned out to be this beautiful navy blue – and we all know, I can’t resist anything navy. Here’s how my navy blue tablescape turned out!

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Weekend Recap – September 18

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I am happy to say that I survived a Harry Potter bar crawl over the weekend! It’s so important to me that no matter how crazy my life gets, I make time for the occasional afternoon to get out and enjoy life for a bit. Not that I don’t enjoy doing school work all day…but I couldn’t pass up $5 Butterbeer and Golden Snitch specials! But I definitely regret not studying the whole weekend, just a little bit.

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Weekend Recap – September 11

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Saturdays are for…studying financial management! I’ll have to admit, these weekend recaps aren’t going to be as fun anymore…because my weekends sadly aren’t all that fun anymore. They’re filled with laundry, flash cards and, let’s be real, wine. It’s definitely been a tough adjustment period to what is basically a whole new life, but I just keep telling myself that change is inevitable and to be afraid of change is to be obsolete in life. It is ourselves after all that propels life forward, and goodness knows I’ve done just about enough of that lately! Here’s what all I was up to this weekend, grad school not included.

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I Moved! Here’s How I Decorated a New Home

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I can’t even begin to tell you how stressful August was overall – moving is no small feat, that’s for sure! It was time to find a new crash pad and I ended up moving two cities over to a one bedroom apartment. It’s not the first time I lived on my own but it is the first time I had a little money to make the place feel at home. I have (and this is not a joke) been preparing and shopping for at least six months before I moved and it is so incredible to finally see all my planning in reality! I think the biggest victory of the whole move was the fact that I built my whole couch by myself – and it was one of those were the directions specified two people had to put it together! Here’s how I decorated a new home and links to where I purchased everything.

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Weekend Recap – August 21

I swear, every time I move I swear I’m never doing it again for a long time – and then a year later I end up moving again! I’m in the process of packing up my life and moving 10 minutes away to a new apartment and boy, it is a process. I’m exhausted from packing and taping…and packing and taping. Right now I’m about 50% moved and next weekend is going to be the kitchen, my closet and all the furniture. If you’re moving soon my top tip is start packing earlier than you think you need to – I’m going to be living out of boxes for a few days this week but it’s worth it to just pick up and go when I need to. So the next weekend recap will hopefully be more positive and less stressed! Here’s what else I was up to this weekend…

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