Friday Faves- Week 1

Here are my top 5 finds from around the Internet this week!

1. DIY Storage Jars: I’ve been loving chalkboard labels for a while now, it’s so handy that Martha Stewart has some pre made ones! I have a few jars laying arond, I’ll definitely be making these.

2. Summer Outfit: I love how easygoing this outfit is. I can easily see the top transitioning into fall too! I’ve been dying to get a bubble necklace so I think this is the perfect chance to get one, although I don’t want to pay the J.Crew price. I read on another blog that they can be purchased on Amazon here. 

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Healthy Dorm Snack Ideas – No Fridge Required

You know,

I really don’t know how I’m going to survive in my dorm without a toaster.

Can’t toast bagels in the microwave you know. I mean, I’m sure the cafeteria has bagels and a toaster but still.

Not the same.

 

While I was mourning the sad reality of my toaster-less cubicle of a dorm in the fall, I decided to put my mind towards something more important.

Like snacks. Healthy snacks! Well mostly healthy. You’ll notice that I didn’t include things like bananas, apples, oranges, and etc. in the list (aka the healthiest options) and that is because I figure those are already pretty obvious snack choices. The goal here is to give you a few ideas to spice up your snackin’ life. And while they may not be as healthy as a piece of fruit, I did make a point to choose the healthiest prepackaged snacks I could find because they’re convenient and don’t take up any of that precious mini fridge. When choosing a prepackaged snack, make sure to pay attention to the ingredients list, sugar content, and additives.

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Save Green on Green.

In my efforts to stay in my skinny jeans, I try to keep my fruit and veggie consumption a wee bit higher than my cookie consumption.

There are only 2 problems here:

1. cookies are essential to my being

2. produce is expensive

But the key to life is balance right? Thankfully, I’ve found quite a few successful ways to have a good supply of fruits and veggies on hand without completely emptying my wallet.

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Skip or Steal?

UPDATE: I have a new blog! I blog about small batch desserts over at YestoYum.com! 

 

For something that gets washed off every night, make-up can get pretttttty expensive.

Most of you have probably heard of e.l.f. products, as they recently became available at Target. The products are dirt cheap (starting at $1!) and boast pretty high claims for the price they are. I love e.l.f. products, especially when I want to try something new. However, I’ve learned that some of their products aren’t as good as their more expensive counterparts and others that work great. So without further ado:

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Dorm Decor: Ikea Edition

You know, I find it sort of funny that I started a blog about saving money as a college student when

technicallllllly,

I’m not in college yet.

But I will be in the fall! That counts right? Okay good.

Anyways, on to my post. Who loves Ikea?!

Ikea is a great source for finding budget friendly furniture and home products that are surprisingly tasteful and well made. I combed through their products to find my top ten picks for living in a dorm room that will definitely be making my shopping list. I mean, tv stand for only $20?!

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Would you believe me if I told you that you could get

Every.

Single.

Item.

in the picture for not $300 not $200 or even $150, but $104. That’s right. Add it up if you don’t believe me. Well it’s technically $103.21, but still.
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