Pin-spiration

College is over, and I am actively searching for a job.  However, there is a lot of free time in between job apps.

What do I do when I need a break from typing in the same info all day long? I turn to Pinterest, of course!

Unfortunately that means I’m overloaded with decorating and DIY craft ideas for the apartment I don’t have yet.

So, while I daydream of trendy lofts and cutsie studios I thought I’d share some of my favorite ideas and get some input from you (my awesome readers) about projects you’ve done to spruce up your digs on a budget.

Don’t forget to follow me on Pinterest!

Here are four different projects for four different rooms:

for the bathroom…

Ikea spice racks as hair/make-up holders — what a genius way to make up for a lack of counter space (something all apartments tend to struggle with)

for any room…

Painted vases make for great pops of color in a room. Buy cheap vases and give them a fresh re-do with a coat of paint — SOO easy, can’t wait to do this!

for the bedroom….

another super easy project. create an entirely new pillow with just a little bit of fabric with the awesome knot they show on this blog. fantastic way to change the feel of your bed or couch with minimal effort!

for the living room….

striped drapes are a great way to make up for plain apartment walls. this project doesn’t seem too hard — only a few items and a little imagination will turn plain drapes into designer-inspired ones

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Senioritis

Apologies blogging world, I have had a bad case of senioritis.

My life has been all kinds of crazy these last few weeks and unfortunately my blog has suffered.

Graduation is 8 days away and there will definitely have to be some big changes to my blog with this new transition in my life because my tagline of “college student. coffee addict. hopeless romantic. girly girl. blogger.” won’t be accurate, as I will no longer be a college student. SO CRAZY!!

Anyway, stay tuned for the future of my blog and please keep the comments and resharing up, it means a lot to me!

Despite my hectic life, I have gotten in a few moments of relaxation in, so here’s a picture that will hopefully bring some sunshine and positive thoughts to your world

Stanford: Home of Champions

Just had to make a quick post about how proud I am to be a Stanford Cardinal fan tonight. Tonight was their 16th win in a row and they beat (in triple over time) USC!! Woohoo!! A big thanks to this guy:

Andrew Luck

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Nothing Comes Close to the Golden Coast…

Well Blogging World, it is official, only 9 more days until I head to California to start work at Tiny Prints again.  Well, lucky for me (and I am being serious) I get to make the 9 hour drive all by myself.  Now, this may seem crazy to any sane person, but let me tell you: I LOVE ROAD TRIPS! Of course, it is a lot of fun to go with other people, but after a stressful quarter of classes and the challenge of choosing a different college for next year, I could use 9 hours to just sit and zone (while watching my speedometer of course).  The only reason that this long drive is bearable, and in my mind, enjoyable, is that thanks to the joys of technology, I can make playlists (instead of mix cds or tapes) on my ipod.  Yes bloggers, I will admit, I am that crazy girl driving down the freeway screaming at the top of her lungs in her car (p.s. I suck at singing, so it is best when nobody else is in the car).  I am okay with this, its a great tension reliever!  So, despite the fact that I really should be studying for my last final of sophomore year (I have 13 hours left before the test), I am instead creating playlists of the best road trip songs. So far one song that must be on the playlist–and is the reason for the title of this post–is, “California Gurls” by Katy Perry because it is so incredibly appropriate—I am a California girl through and through, and I absolutely love this song because it reminds me of being home in the sunshine.  I also plan on including some songs by Journey, Taio Cruz, OneRepublic, Carrie Underwood, B.o.B., Glee, and Brad Paisley. My gauge of a successful road trip is how hoarse my voice is when I get to my destination.  As always, I would love to get feedback in the comments. What are your favorite ‘car songs’? Is there any one band/song/genre that you have to (or for that matter cannot) listen to when you are driving? Let me know :)

-Meggers

Here are some of my top picks for the drive (quite a few of them are oldies but goodies!):

Secrets by OneRepublic

Dynamite by Taio Cruz

Undo It by Carrie Underwood

Faithfully by Journey

United State of Pop 2009 (Blame it on the Pop) by DJ Earworm

Inconsolable by Backstreet Boys

It’s Amazing by Jem

Speeding Cars by Imogen Heap

Halo/Walking on Sunshine by Glee

Last Train Home by Ryan Star

California Gurls by Katy Perry

Waka Waka by Shakira

O…Saya by A. R. Rahman & M.I.A (from Slumdog Millionaire)

Cowboy Casanova by Carrie Underwood

Callin’ on Baton Rouge by Garth Brooks

Bye Bye Beavers

Megan & Dad at OSU Football Game with Benny the Beaver

Today is the last day of classes here at Oregon State for the Spring term (although there are still finals next week). This is so exciting, today is my very last time attending class on this campus, but I am still trying to figure out where I will be in the Fall. It is insane that I have already completed my first two years of college! Graduation from high school seems like yesterday, and yet here I am, about to embark on yet another journey: moving to back California and switching to an entirely new college! I wish today was pretty and warm so I could treasure my last day, but alas (as per typical Oregon) it is wet, cold, and windy–honestly, its June, what the heck?!

Well bloggers, I will be very busy the next two weeks, so I may not get to post much, but please keep the comments rolling, I love to hear what people thing of my blog (p.s. there is a poll in the link bar–it’s only 1 question, it won’t take you long).

“Hail to Old OSU”

OSU, our hats are off to you
Beavers, Beavers, fighters through and through
We’ll root for every man, we’ll cheer for every stand
That’s made for old OSU.
Watch our team go tearing down the field
Men of iron, their strength will never yield.
Hail, hail, hail, hail
Hail to old OSU.

OSU BEAVERS; Logo from: http://oregonstate.edu/

Sisterly Love

Photo by: Focus Pocus; Left to Right: Stephanie, Megan, Angelique, Danielle

This blog post is about siblings as a whole, but has to do with my sisters in particular.  I started writing, and just couldn’t stop.  If you would like to read the full text, click on this link or you can go to the writing page, and find it there, the piece is called, “Sisterly Love.” I don’t really know what you would call it, because it is not an essay, nor a blog post–basically it’s an extended thought process.  If you have siblings, I suggest you read this piece.  If you don’t have siblings, I REALLY suggest you read “Sisterly Love.”

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