First Weekend in the New Home!

Happy Monday Lovelies!

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend filled with lots of  love & relaxation, and are ready to start the week off strong! This weekend has been super productive for me! I finally moved most of my things  into my new townhouse in Grand Rapids with my two best friends! It’s not fully moved into or unpacked yet, so it’s still a work in progress, but it is coming along & I can’t wait to share the pictures with you when it is finally done! It was definitely a jam-packed weekend, filled with fun, laughs & lots of unpacking! I have one more week of working on the east side, then I will be moving up officially this Saturday! I thought I would take today to share some of the activities we did over this past weekend!

We all arrived to the new place on Friday! Because there was so much damage from the last owners, a lot of parts of the townhouse were changed & updated!

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As you can see, there is still a lot of progress that needs to be done with my room! But don’t worry, I’ll be sharing more photos of the apartment once it is all finished! I have the basement level room, which is totally fine with me! I have a whole floor to myself, with a bathroom & a super spacious room!

The rest of Friday night was pretty relaxed. We made spaghetti, drank wine & watched Grease! It was the perfect girls night, and the perfect way to kick off the first night in the new apartment!

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Saturday Morning, we decided to go out to GR’s Downtown Market! It’s a gorgeous indoor area that is home to many market vendors, full service restaurants, rooftop greenhouses and so much more! it’s the perfect place to take artsy pictures and relax!  I have only been there a handful of times & every time I have been there, it has been amazing! This time, I ordered Tai food, because who doesn’t love a good fried rice! It was DELICIOUS!

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After some great conversations & some quality food, it was time to enjoy walking around the market & around downtown GR!

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We stopped for Fro-Yo while walking from shop to shop! YUM!

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Overall, the entire girls weekend was a success! There were so many laughs and good times that were made in one weekend, which only makes me more excited to see what this upcoming year has in store for the three of us!

I hope you all had as wonderful of a weekend as I did! I’m wishing you all a week filled with love & happiness! I’ll talk to you all soon!

Sending Good Vibes 

Hannah

 

 

Back to School ~ Must Haves!

Hey there lovelies!

TGIF! It’s time for another beautiful weekend after a long week of work and no play. With summer almost over and heading back to school in the distance, I’ve been thinking a lot about packing, back to school shopping & all the must-haves I need before driving 3 hours back to Grand Valley! I go back to Grand Valley next Saturday, so I am officially down to the wire with everything I need to do & buy before going back! I thought since I am going into my 3rd year of college, I have basically perfected my back to school “must haves!”

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Above are some of the”essentials” that you should always have when going back to school!

Backpack ~ I mean, how else are you going to carry around everything you need for class? Make sure it’s a sturdy one as well, the last thing you need, on top of stressing about classes, is a backpack that hurts your back, and isn’t well supported!

Wallet ~ I never go anywhere without my wallet. It’s crucial if I ever need to show ID or use my cash to pay for my extra large coffee in the mornings!

Cell Phone ~ This has to be a no brainer for most people. No matter where I go or what I do, I ALWAYS need my cell phone on me. You never know who might try to call you!

Comfy pair of shoes ~ One things for sure, you will be doing a TON of walking around campus! I suggest you get a pair of tennis shoes or Sperry’s boat shoe. Both are perfect options for the amount of steps that you will get in each day.

Jeans ~ At least every girl needs one pair of comfortable jeans that you can wear around campus. Jeans & a T-shirt is a timeless look for when you want the perfect mix of comfortable and casual.

Casual T-shirt ~ Like I said above, you can never go wrong with a comfortable T-shirt and  Jeans/ Leggings. It’s something easy to throw on & can easily be dressed up or down!

Laptop ~ Now, I don’t really have a MacBook, but I do have an HP Pavillion. Either way, entering college you NEED a good laptop! It’s probably the most important thing that will be on your college list.

Baseball Hat ~ For those days that your hair just won’t agree with you, or you honestly don’t want to do anything with it, just throw on a cute baseball cap! My go to is a Detroit Tigers hat, because I have to rep my city of course!

Sunglasses ~ Especially for those sunny end of summer/ fall days, you need a pair of sunglasses. I never leave home without my sunglasses!

Body Spray ~ I absolutely love body spray! It’s perfect for that little bit of fruity smell that you want, without being overwhelmingly strong as perfume.

Hand Lotion ~ I never leave my place without using a little hand lotion on my hands. It smells great, and who doesn’t love soft & smooth hands?!

Notebook/ Planner ~ Both notebooks and a planner are super important! I almost always prefer to write my notes down on paper, because I believe it helps me visualize better (that is unless, the class I am in requires me to take notes down on my laptop). Either way,  having both a notebook and planner are crucial to keep track of everything going on in your classes & personal agenda!

Water Bottle ~ Drinking water is very important. I’ve always been a huge water drinker, so I never leave my water bottle at home! I love my insulated stainless steel water bottle. It keeps my water ice cold for hours!

Headphones ( not listed) ~ When walking to class, I love listening to my music, so headphones is a must for me no matter where I am going!

Coffee Mug / Travel Mug ~ Whether at home or on the go, mugs are always needed! Anyone who knows me, knows how much I love to collect mugs! No matter where you are going, you should never leave without a fresh pot of coffee and a good travel mug!

Gum ~ I am a huge advocate for fresh breath, so I almost always have a pack of gum with me! I never leave home without it!

Quarter-Zip Sweatshirt ~ I love sweatshirts! It’s perfect for those in between cold and hot days to just cozy up and relax!

Blanket (Special Item) ~ Everyone needs a cozy blanket when they go back to school. I personally love my mermaid blanket! It’s not super big, it’s the perfect size to cozy up on my couch with a good book.

What are some of your back to school essentials? Please let me know! Have a fun and safe weekend everyone!

Sending Good Vibes 

Hannah

 

 

 

 

 

Weekend Away!

Hey there lovelies!

I hope you all had an amazing weekend & are ready to kick off the week with a bang! I thought today I would share with you my adventures in Kalamazoo and South Haven this weekend with my handsome boyfriend! It was our last weekend of summer vacation  together until we are going to be back at school & we went all out! Friday was a pretty relaxed night. We both hand super long days at work on Friday, so we cuddled up on his couch, rented a movie and ate pizza. It might be super simple but with the right person it ends up being the best time ever!

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Saturday, we decided to spend the whole day relaxing by water and sand in South Haven! We had gone most of the summer without having a relaxed beach picnic, so we thought this weekend was the perfect opportunity to do so! Water was too cold to swim but we laughed, ate snacks & baked in the sun!  (Target: Top & Bottom)

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Shirt: H&M ; Skirt: AEO ; Bralette: PINK ; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

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After a sunny & sandy day at the beach, we then moved on to ice ream at Captain Nemos! They are famous for their Cake Batter ice cream but I HAD to try their Salted Caramel, because who doesn’t love a good caramel ice cream! YUM!

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Afterwards, we continued strolling through the rest of the gorgeous streets, stopping into a bunch of small, adorable stores, we decided to head back to Kalamazoo. When we made it back we rented movie from Family Video, cuddled up on the couch and watched until we fell asleep.

The next morning we went out for a causal brunch at Crows Nest! It’s this hidden gem that not many people know about. It’s interior was so welcoming and cozy that we just had to stop in and grab a warm coffee and some brunch!

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The food was DELICIOUS! 10 out of 10 would most definitely recommend!

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Purse: ( I bought it from a boutique in Traverse City) ; Shoes: Tommy Hilfiger (Marshalls)

After we were stuffed from brunch, we continued our journey together and kept exploring as much as we could of Kalamazoo!

Overall it was an amazing weekend that we were able to spend together! I am so lucky to have someone as caring as Nick & I’m so happy and blessed we were able to do all the wonderful things we were able to do together!

PS: He was gracious enough to be my photographer for this blog post!

 Enjoy the blue skies and sunshine this week!

Sending Good Vibes 

Hannah

Weekend Packing Essentials

Hey there lovelies!

The long week is over, thank god it’s Friday & time for a fabulous weekend! I am heading to Kalamazoo this weekend to see my boyfriend for one last weekend apart before we will be back to school together, and boy do we have some fun stuff planned! We are heading to South Haven (Soha) this weekend and spending every waking moment in the sun, on the boat & in the water! I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to share with you my list of packing essentials for the 3 day weekend away.

Anyone who knows me, knows that I pack to the fullest extent. My motto is that I would always rather be over prepared than underprepared so I am ready for anything that may come my way. I have everything under the sun and then some. For starters I start with my 3 bags that I will be carrying my cargo in. I have my Scout Weekender Duffle, makeup bag, and purse. Since we are also going to the beach I added my beach tote for extra space for the beach. I listed everything else that I am packing below:


Clothing: 

  • Romper ( TjMaxx)
  • Light Sweater
  • Nice T’shirt (x2) (H&M)
  • Jean Skirt (AEO)
  • Shorts + Jeans (AEO)
  • Sandals (Marhalls)
  • Tommy Hilfingers (Marshalls)
  • Underwear (PINK)
  • Swim Suit (Target: BottomsTop)

Toiletries: 

  • Cleanser + Moisturizer (Mary Kay)
  • Sunscreen
  • Lotion
  • Perfume & Deodorant 
  • Brush
  • Shampoo & Conditioner 
  • Makeup products

Misc: 

  • Phone charger  
  • Wallet  (Kate Spade
  • Keys
  • Laptop (optional) 

It may seem like a lot of stuff to bring for just 3 days, but like I said before, it’s always better to be over- prepared than under-prepared. I’ll be sure to share all the details & pictures I take from our adventures over this weekend! I’m wishing everyone a happy, safe & fun weekend!

Sending Good Vibes 

Hannah 

Sale Shopping!

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Hey There Everyone!

Sorry it’s been a little while since I last posted, I hope you all are having a good week! I thought I would take today to update you on my recent purchases! So the other day,  I had a full day of shopping for school! Even though going back to school is kinda depressing and classes starting sucks, there is one thing to ALWAYS look forward to, back to school SHOPPING! I especially love sales when it comes to shopping for clothing for school, because let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a good sale. I hit up a few of my all time favorite stores for the pieces that are shown below!

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I always hate when jean skirts are too tight and short and don’t really work for my body type most times but, I finally found one that is gorgeous and fits perfectly! I usually only shop at American Eagle for Jeans but I came across this gem and just had to have it. It’s their AEO Light Denim Vintage High-Rise Skirt!

Super soft, lightweight, and so cozy. I stumbled across this gem in a sale bin at H&M. Such a great find!

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I love makeup but the products that I had recently been using were overpriced & weren’t doing great things for my complexion. So I decided to change some of the products I have been using & boy am I glad I did! I especially love my new Almay makeup wipes! They are fresh and hydrating and get everything off in a few wipes. Most definitely a product I can’t live without. Everything else that I got you can see below, but comment if you have any other questions on the pieces I bought!

I hope you all have a fabulous Wednesday & I’ll have another post coming to you really soon!

Sending Good Vibes

Hannah

Summer Sundress Season

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Hey There!

Happy Thursday everyone! I know that the weeks are long and tough, but just keep in mind that tomorrow is Friday & the beautiful weekend begins!

Summer is the absolute BEST time of year! Sun’s out, schools out, and sundresses are out!! Sundresses are the “go to” for all special occasions during the summer time. They are easily to dress up or down for either a casual outing or a fancy dinner. On Tuesday, I was able to go to the Detroit movie premiere in the Downtown Detroit area. I was not able to get pictures of the inside (sadly), so I will have to just stick with the before pictures of my outfit. The dress code was business casual, so nothing super fancy. The dress I am styling is a Woman’s Cold Shoulder Gauze Dress (Cream) from Target (sale)! It’s super comfortable, the fabric is light & soft which is totally perfect for the warm summer air. I also love cream color on my skin tone in the summer because my skin tone darkens, so it’s perfect! I think my favorite part are the shoes, because lets be honest who doesn’t love shoes! The wedges are TOMS Natural Yarn Dye Women’s Sienna Wedges, which are currently on sale (score!) I love these shoes, they are super light weight, comfortable, and stylish! If the event was a little more casual, I would add my Levi’s Original Denim Trucker Jacket. Overall, I think this look can easily go from day to night with just a few simple changes and not to mention it’s super easy to throw on and wear, no fuss!

Have a great Thursday!

Sending Good Vibes!

Hannah

Why I Started Blogging

Hey there!

I thought I would kick off my blogging journey talking about why I started blogging in the first place. To be honest, I’m not 100% sure why all of a sudden I wanted to. I have always been into Facebook and Instagram and posting about my experiences and photos on those platforms, but it never seemed like I could capture the full effect of everything I was writing about. Not too long a go I was talking to a few of my friends up at school who have blogs and they seemed to really enjoy doing it! They said it was relaxing and fun to go around and take pictures and experience new places, whether it be near or far. I’ve never been huge into writing, not that I’m a bad writer or anything, I just never had the time. Now that my schedule is more open and I have some free time on my hands I thought, “why not?” Part of my goal for this upcoming year is to not say “no” to new experiences and that is what I intend to do through this blog.

I also want to make my blog different than other lifestyle/fashion blogs. I mean, I’m a college student. I can’t afford super expensive clothes, or go jetting off to these extravagant locations and then blog about it.. My goal with this blog is to relate to people my own age, relate to college girls who are going through similar experiences that I am in college & keep my blog as real as possible. I hope you all are as excited about this blog as I am!

Sending Good Vibes!

Hannah

 

Hello!

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Hey there everyone!

I’m Hannah! I was born and raised on the East side of Michigan and am currently residing on the West side of the state! I am a junior at Grand Valley State University (Go Lakers!) & an Advertising and Marketing student. I am a photographer, shopping nut, and avid coffee enthusiast! I want to live life to the fullest and never take a single day of my life for granted. I am new to the blogging world, but I am excited to see where this journey leads me & I am excited to share it with you! So please grab a seat and join me as I dive into this new experience!

 

Happy Reading!