Ultimate College Packing List

The Ultimate College Packing List from Her Track.com

Today I’m sharing my ultimate college packing list as I go into my sophomore year of college! There are so many posts about how much you desperately need to bring all these crazy things. Because college living spaces are notoriously undersized, over-packing can be a big issue. When it comes to actually packing what you need, the below items should definitely get stuffed into your parents’ van. Continue reading “The Ultimate College Packing List from Her Track.com”

Horacio Printing Planner

Planner Organization: Horacio Printing Planner

Disclaimer: I was sent this planner for free, but all thoughts are my own, honest, opinion. I do not benefit if you decide to purchase this planner.

Woo hoo! Are you ready for the first planner organization post of the season?! Well, here goes.

First off, one of the best things about this planner company is that some of their proceeds go to A21. A21 is a campaign against human trafficking.

Horacio Printing Planner

 

Horacio Printing Planner

First Impressions

Please excuse my not so great video quality and awkwardness.

 

Further Review of the Horacio Printing Planner

Quality

The Horacio Printing Planner is good quality overall. The paper is thick so your pen doesn’t bleed through. I’d say it is about a cardstock thickness. The cover is beautiful, however, the gold foil is easily scratched, and the black stays smudgey. This isn’t a huge turn off for me, but for those of you who like to keep a really clean and beautiful planner, it might bug you some. My thought is that you could probably put clear contact paper over the cover to protect it. Let’s talk about the coil…this is not the kind of coil that Plum Paper and Erin Condren. It’s one of those ones that has a piece the pages can’t go past. I hope they are able to change this to the coils on the EC and Plum Paper. But again, the quality overall is pretty good.

Usability

The coil does make the usability of the planner a little difficult. However, the simplicity of the pages allows a lot of flexibility in the way you can plan, which makes it more user friendly.

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Little Touches

I love the attention to detail put into this planner. The bible verses in the corner. Area for weekly intentions… and several pages that encourage spiritual growth. This is the perfect planner for a new Christian college student that is going off on their own for the first time.

 

How I Used the Horacio Printing Planner

As you can see in the image above (and below), this planner is more for the minimalist planner. I included my work schedule and a to do list when I needed to. I loved the weekly intentions area for general tasks, things that didn’t need to be done on a specific day. The simplicity of the planner allows the use of various kinds of washi tape, sticky notes, and stickers if you want to!

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I hope you enjoyed this post. There are two more planner posts coming. Let me know if you have any requests! Also, I am looking for guest writers and featured artists currently!

Thanks again Horacio Printing for sending me your planner!

Best Friend Behind the Blogger

Best Friend Behind the Blogger

Next up in this series, my high school best friend, Jeni Margos. She is my other half (besides my wonderful boyfriend).

Best Friend Behind the Blogger

Describe me in three words!

Creative, Faithful, Organized

In what ways do you think I’m like you? And not like you?

We are both creative people, but in different ways and we are both kind of OCD about most things.

Is there anything that you wish had been different between us―or that you would still like to change?

I wish we talked more. I miss our laundry room conversations and time to sit and relax and talk.

What three things do you think of the most each day?

My boyfriend, The current show I’m working on, how I’m going to spend my free time.

Who would play us in a movie or TV show about your lives?

You: Drew Barrymore Me: Kirsten Dunst

What song best sums you up?

Born on Fire by: Ike Reilly

What is a funny habit that you have?

I twirl the cross I wear when I get nervous

Has Starbucks ever spelled your name wrong on a cup? If yes, what’s the craziest way that someone has spelled it?

Yes, Genny

What is your favorite breed of dog?  If you don’t have a favorite breed, describe the characteristics of your ideal dog (or cat)!

Husky

What is your most embarrassing memory?

When I had to dance to an awful rap song for the spring dance show and so a body roll and butt thing. I have not butt and had no idea what I was doing

 

What is your favorite family tradition?

Making baklava for Thanksgiving with my mom

 

What is your favorite holiday and why?

Thanksgiving because I get to spend time with my family and eat good food and listen to stories about my grandparents.

 

What’s the best vacation you’ve ever been on?

Colorado with my boyfriend. We went over spring break and snowboarded. It was my first time in the mountains and it was beautiful

 

What would you like to eat for your last meal?

My mom’s Fettuccine Alfredo

What is your proudest accomplishment?

Costuming Singin’ in the Rain. That is still the largest show I have ever costumed and I am very proud of the fact we were able to do a show of that scale.

What is your favorite memory of me?

My favorite memory of you is probably at GAHSMTA. Even though we didn’t win I am still happy we got to go. I really enjoyed spending that evening with you and it was one of the last nights we spent together before we graduated. I also enjoyed being able to dress up and celebrate our accomplishments with Singin’ in the Rain.

What is your greatest regret?

Not cherishing the time I had with my friends in high school when they were all here. I truly miss all of them, especially Sara.

What were your hopes and dreams as a child?

As a child I wanted to be a vet and save the animals. But in middle school I decided I wanted to write which was much more of a career that fits me.

What would you like to see change in the world over the next 10 years?

I would like to see more appreciation for the arts in younger generations.

What was the most rebellious thing you did?

I honestly have no idea, sorry. 😛

What can you remember about your first kiss?

I was in a hot tub with my boyfriend and he just leaned over and kissed me.

Describe our relationship in 3 words.

Trusting, Caring, Accepting.

Who are your top three lady heroes?

Coco Chanel, Marilyn Monroe, J.K Rowling

What are you inspired by?

I am inspired by stories most of all. I truly love to tell stories and show people’s stories in their clothes.

How do I inspire you?

Sara inspires me because she is very motivated and works hard for what she wants. She pushes past the adversity in her life to achieve her goals.

 

Jeni and I have a very special bond. We are practically the same person. We always know what the other is thinking. I don’t believe I will ever find a friendship as special as this one. I love you and miss you tons Jeni!!

Sara

Dorm Room Sick Day Essentials

Okay, so getting sick at college, SUCKS. Here is your list of essentials to survive a sick day at school.

Dorm Room Sick Day EssentialsKleenex!

This one is self explanatory. I went through 2 boxes of tissues in 3 days.

Halls Cough Drops or Throat Drops

These will make your sore throat and cough so much better! Personally I like the ‘Halls Breezers’ throat comfort ones the best.

Lots of water

LOTS OF WATER. You want to get better, don’t you? Stay hydrated!

Tea

Drink all the tea. So nice on a sore throat. I really like Sleepytime Tea: Sinus Soother. Or any of the sleepytime teas. Green tea with honey is a great option as well. Green tea has lots of antioxidants and good things that will help heal your body; honey soothes your throat and sweetens.

Mucinex

Mucinex is magic if you are  congested. The commercials may be silly, but this stuff reallyknocks the mucus right out of your system.

Soup

Eat lots of hot soup! This is usually all I want to eat when I’m sick. Try to stay away from creamy soups ;dairy makes for more mucus. I like roasted chicken and veggies. Minestrone  is also really good.

Comfy pajamas or clothes

Duh. Comfy clothes are a must for sick days

Humidifier

I was dying for a humidifier when my allergies kicked in severely! My throat was so dry and raw. I heated water in the coffee maker to get it really hot and put it right next to my bed like a make-shift steam treatment. It worked okay, but a humidifier would work even better.

Cozy blankets

To wrap up in and snuggle your way to wellness!

A best friend or boyfriend

You have got to have a bestfriend or boyfriend or someone to bring you all of your supplies if you don’t have them already!

Computer

You’re probably going to binge on Netflix, A LOT.

Phone

Keep it near you. I’m sure you’ll want to text some since you can’t go into the outside world.
Dorm Room Sick Day Essentials Checklist

 

What are your sick day essentials?

Sara