Graduation is a time for celebration, friends, and family. It is one of the major milestones for any graduate and symbolizes the beginning of a new life journey.
It is also a time where you’ll want to spoil your new graduate with a gift he or she will love and appreciate. If your graduate enjoys being outside consider one of these popular gifts for outdoor enthusiasts.Continue reading
Many college graduates celebrate by taking a trip to some far off land for a little exploring and lots of fun.
If you’re grad is one of these people I’ve put together the following list of excellent gift ideas to get them started on their journey.Continue reading
Books are one of my favorite gifts. Of course, I also love receiving them. 🙂
A friend of mine recently asked if I had any good recommendations for a graduation gift and well, a couldn’t help but suggest a book.
I decided to put together a list of some of my favorite books for graduating college students. All of these books provide useful information about what you need to know after you graduate from college. These books are full of common sense and advice that you will benefit them throughout their lives.Continue reading
Pizza was a weekly ritual while I was in college. Most of the time I made it myself though when my budget would allow I’d pick up some delicious Papa Johns.
I picked up this recipe from a buddy in school. I have no idea where he got it but I’ve since found variations of it published all over the internet.Continue reading
The sun and I have a love hate relationship. I love a good sunrise and thoroughly enjoy laying out on the beach feeling the warm rays on my skin. And the sun loves to burn me. Having blonde hair and fair skin, I’ve experienced my fair share of sunburns. Some far worse then others. Over […]Continue reading
When our daughter was born we lived in a 700 square foot, one bedroom apartment. We were trying to save as much as we could and so we opted not to move into a two bedroom before she arrived. It took significant planning and lots of rearranging to finally figure out how we could fit […]Continue reading
My senior year of high school I faced a serious crisis.
All my life I dreamed of working as an architect. I took drafting classes in high school. Scouted out numerous architectural colleges across the country. And read books written by famous architects.
Then in the fall of my senior year, right before college applications were due, I went and shadowed an architect to learn more about what exactly they do all day.Continue reading
English has always been a love hate relationship for me.
I love to read. And I love to learn how language can be used to move people to tears or move them to action.
But I’m an atrocious speller and can’t seem to ever use except and accept correctly.Continue reading
Once you’ve been accepted to a school you face the next big question. Should I live in the dorms or somewhere off campus?
For me this decision was made for me. All freshmen were required to live in the dorms except under certain situations such as living at home/with a family member while going to school.Continue reading
Getting control of your finances is a daunting task. It’s something I struggled with for a long time.
But then I started exploring financial apps on my phone and wow, there are so many helpful ones out there.
If you’re not quite ready to dive straight into creating a full fledged budget the three apps below may be a good place to start.Continue reading