Tatum Hardin

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Best Products on Amazon for an Organized Dorm

Now let's get started! While trying to sort through countless online stores and simitanousely scour through Pinterest, I was on the hunt for the best dorm room design. However,  I had to come to the conclusion that the perfect dorm room does not exist. To my dismay, there is no amount of wall decor or arrangement of storage bins that will be perfect for everyone, and allow you to bring everything you own to college. With that being said, through this hunt I was able to find a few products on Amazon that could help maximize the limited space available, and keep what you bring organized. 

White Roller Cart

This is by far the best thing I have found! These are white roller carts that are seem pretty deep, and has a decent surface area. I actually am super excited to roll it out from under my bed (sounds kinda weird)! Anyway, I am planning on using this as storage for snacks, t-shirts, or shoes. Of course, not all together! Ha!

Tan Storage Bins

I think these are super cool, and are amazing storage! These would be extra amazing if you decide to loft your bed. I didn't decide to purchase these because my bed isn't lofted and I wasn't sure how much space I would have, but these would definitely be amazing for under-the-bed storage or even in a closet.

Anyone remember these from one of those informercials that was always on tv? Well turns out these are actually super useful. Personally, my dorm room closet is very small, and my wardrobe is very large. Having something like this will definitely maximize my limited closet space.

Shoe Organizer

Now this is amazing for whether you are going to college or not. This allows you to neatly organize all your shoes, and be able to bring more than you probably should. 

It is better safe than sorry, and I am not going to take any chances when it comes to bedbugs. The mattresses that come in the dorm are not always clean and you do not know where its been. So when I go in the fall I am going to put on this nice, clean cover that will protect me from any potential creepy bugs that might want to show up.

Even more under the bed storage! These are also perfect for storing things for under the bed! Super slim, these could be put side by side or on stacked. 

Now these are just simple mesh laundry hampers. However, I particularly like these because of all of the side pockets that can hold laundry detergent and all that jazz!

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Dorm Decor Ideas

1  Good Things are Coming - Urban Outfitters

2  Image/poster display- Target

3 Tan rug- Target

4 Pink detailed comforter- Target

5 Ooh la la- Urban Outfitters

6  Shelving- Target

These are a few items I have found while looking around at dorm decorations. All of these items are moderately priced, and could add a lot of personality to the room!


Sunday, July 15, 2018

Summer OOTD

Here is an outfit that I have been loving for the REALLY hot summer days. The dress is from Zara and has a great lightweight material that is also very durable.

My headband is actually a scarf that I grabbed from Madewell in the fall, so I am not sure if it is still there. I tried linking some very similar (or better) ones!

My bag in this photo is from Rebecca Minkoff, and I have had it for years.


Thursday, July 5, 2018

Why I Started My Blog

"As my first blog post I decided to do something simple. This is just a cotton plant that grew outside my house. Yes, I understand it is a weed, but I always try to find the beauty in something that seems discouraging. I believe more people today need to realize this and appreciate it. Whatever is happening to you is important because that one experience can only happen to you. I mean other people can go through the same thing, but not with your view point and knowledge. So often I find people saying that they have just gone through a negative experience that's when I tend to question them. Was it really a negative experience? In everything you do comes something great whether that be a new opportunity or a chance to make an impact in something or someone. Now, with that being said something like anxiety and if you have experienced it before you know that it is very hard to get through, but whether you believe it or not there is some good in anxiety. Anxiety gives you knowledge and experience. After going through so many panic attacks I now know how to help someone else when going through it. I would not have been able to otherwise and I find that great. To sum it up you can use everything to your advantage. I challenge you to take one negative experience and find something great about it.I assume you now realize that this is a chance to get my feelings out. That can range from bullying and depression to fashion and beauty. This is just something that can help me vent and hopefully help someone else. I would also like to say thank you for reading this, and it really means a lot.                                                                                                                    Yours Truly"

What you just read is a blog post I had written in the fall of 2013. I was just 13 years old and blogging seemed so interesting and cool, but I lacked the resources to pursue it further. And when I say I lacked the resources, I actually mean I lacked the confidence and ambition. However, as I grew older and gained new confidence, I found myself being drawn to elements of blogging all of the time. Whether it was a secret instagram, crazily taking pictures of outfits, or even writing what seemed like blog posts in my journal. Blogging has been part of my life for forever, I've grown with it and watched it evolve.

So, with that being said I understand a lot of people turn up their noses at blogging, thinking it is a waste of time. I understand how it seems silly, and useless. BUT it is so much more to me than that. It's a way to express what I am feeling, loving, or even just my outfit. Now this is really going to seem silly when I say, God has called to blogging. There is a reason why I came back year after year, and looking back it seems as though God has been politely nudging metime after time to do something he has partly created me to do. I think blogging holds more power than people think, a strength that can move mountains or clothes.

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