Coffee Chit + Chat | No.6

It’s been a hot minute since I have written one of these, honestly, it’s been a hot minute since I have written a real blog post. Life has been crazy and I have been running around since February, it’s nice to finally be able to sit down with an iced coffee and breath. You can read my last update here. I’m not going to go and say I’m ready to dive right back into blogging, but I do plan to try too.
Life has been pretty crazy since the last time I  sat down to write one, I have finished undergrad, graduated college and moved back home. I also have my post-college plans almost finalized but not really to say just yet.

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Graduation Dresses

It’s crazy that graduation is three weeks away, after four years of college I will be graduating college. Time truly has passed by so fast, and with graduation comes picking out a fun graduation dress. If you are anything like me and super last minute I shared a few adorable dresses from Lulu.

My roommate and I have both ordered our graduation dresses from Lulu’s and I can’t wait to show them off and all my graduation photos soon. I have also included both our dresses below. Also if you are a college student with a college email you can get an additional 15% off your purchase. They also offer free shipping and free returns, and I had no issues with that either.

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Shift Dress | Halter Dress | Long Sleeve Dress | Nude Lace Mini Dress

Yellow Crochet Mini Dress | Wrap Dress | Coral Lace Dress | Lace Skater Dress

Front Button Up Dress | Navy Lace Bodycon Dress | Taupe Shift Dress | Ruffle Lace Up Dress  

Who else is graduating this year? If so have you bought your graduation dress and if so from where? Have a wonderful week and a good end to the semester.


Spring 2019 Wishlist

Long time to chat, I know it’s been a while since I have blogged. Senior year of college has really consumed majority of my time as I figure out what I want to do post graduation. I have been doing a lot of spring cleaning and getting rid of selling a ton of clothes in my closet that I don’t wear anymore. My style has changed quite a fit the fast few years, and now as I get ready to graduate it’s time for a serious closet update. Adding a few basics and neutral colored items to my closet. Would love to add some checkered vans, Levi jeans shorts, and some striped tees.

I also have been looking for a new mascara and have asked for recommendations and have a few I want to try out. I really want to try out the Tarte Lifted Sweatproof mascara, I am specifically tempted to try it for the fact that it’s cruelty-free and vegan.

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College Spring Cleaning

Can it officially start being spring yet, even though the temperature outside does not quite feel like spring in the air, this weekend the clocks sprung forward with daylight savings and the first day of Spring is next Wednesday already! As a college senior that will be moving out of their college apartment for the last time this May, Spring calls for some serious Spring cleaning before graduation. The clock is ticking down and I am starting to realize the cumulation of items I have collected over the past four years, and most of it I haven’t touched. For starters, I have a never-ending a pile of free t-shirts that have consumed the bottom of drawer of my dresser are spilling out. And more than half I will never wear again once I get off campus. These shirt need to find themselves in the nearest donation bin on campus.

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Post College Bedroom Inspiration

Love time no talk, and I honestly have no excuse for not blogging besides the fact that I honestly have been a little uninspired, to be honest with all of you. I have been blogging for three years, and feel that my style and motivation has changed throughout the three years.

I know this is kind of early, but I love to plan everything and way too far in advance. I have been gathering inspiration on Pinterest and collecting what I want to do. In May I will be graduating from college and moving from my college apartment to a new home. I am super excited to start redecorating and coming up with a new theme and sanctuary. My current college room still holds a lot of my freshman year loves and in the last four years I have transformed a lot and my personality and style have changed.

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Coffee + Chit Chat | No. 5

It’s been a long time since I have been on here, and that might partially due to getting back into the swing of college, and it is my last semester of undergrad. I also have my nose stuck in a book lately. I have already finished five books this year, and halfway through my sixth (you can catch up with me on GoodReads, and I would love to follow you too).
I have found my passion for reading again and it only took 3-½ years to realize that my university’s library has fiction paperback books you can check out, so I am currently in book heaven right now.

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Mood Board for 2019

It’s four weeks into the new year and I am finally sitting down to see what I really want to accomplish this year. I want this year to be great, and I want it to mean something. Not that in years pasts I haven’t accomplish my goals and do what needs to be done but I want a little motivation to skyrocket my goals to accomplish them today instead of in a month or two or once I graduate.

I keep finding myself saying well as soon as I graduate college I can do this … or I will do this or that. Nothing is stopping me from accomplishing those right now and today. I want to stop putting off what I can do today for tomorrow or a month from now.

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The Grand Riviera Princess, Riviera Maya Mexico

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One of the most relaxing weeks ever spent in paradise let me tell you, talking about white sandy beaches, frozen drinks, lots of sun and little worries.

Celebrating the new year in style the Mexico way by staying at an All-Inclusive resort on the coast of Playa Del Carmen, just 45 minutes from the Cancun airport. Spending 7 nights and 8 days in the warm weather. Is the total definition of paradise, besides the worry of having my backpack stolen from the coati. The Grand Riviera Princess was the way to go and totally recommend it to anyone. I have traveled to Mexico once before and you can check out that travel recap heretravel recap here.

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Review of my 2018 Goals & My 2019 Goals

As 2018 came to an end, it’s exciting to think about what is ahead of me but how much I have accomplished over the year. With traveling over the holiday I am finally able to sit down and reflect over the entire year.

My number one thing this year was to travel, and I can honestly say while I did do a little exploring this year it was not near how much traveling I have done in the past. I feel like traveling will always be a goal along with learning because I never want to stop learning or exploring.

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I also have completed quit of few of my goals this year when it came to my list of 101, and I currently have 14 done and have some that will soon be completed. I did a recap of one year deep of some of my accomplishments.

I feel in love with readings in 2017 and was really hoping that would fall into 2018, reading and blogging hit the back burner this year and it wasn’t my best, but as I said before with traveling I still have that passion for traveling, reading and blogging it just wasn’t my year for sitting down to accomplish what I wanted.

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What I did do better this year though was stepping up my journaling game, and have really taken to heart and action writing things down and journaling in my bullet journal. It’s so relaxing and makes me feel so accomplished to mark off things I have achieved over the course of a day, week or month even year.

I have so much to look forward too in 2019 with endless bucket list items I plan to accomplish there is still a ton of my 101 in 1001 that I am more than thrilled to tackle.

In 2019 I am excited too …
Graduate from College
Purchase my First Car
Travel out of the Country
Start my First Big Kid Job
Tackle my First Half – Marathon
Do Lots More Traveling
Take Lots More Photographs
New Branding for the Blog
Drink lots of Iced Coffee
Make Mistakes

Thanks for always sticking around, here is to another great year of adventure and learning.


Blogger Secret Santa 2018

Merry Christmas everyone, I hope everyone is enjoying a relaxing Christmas with their family or loved ones. I know I have seriously been enjoying the long weekend with my family and currently am sipping a peppermint mocha out of my new mug set with my sissy and just taking in all the Christmas joy.


I am so lucky to be a part of such an amazing blogger community, and I was able to take part in the annual blogger Secret Santa for the second year. You can check out what I got last year here. Along with everyone else who participated this year! Thanks so much Abigail from Living the Gray Life for putting this on again.

This year my Secret Santa was Kat, from Yours Truly, Katrina. She is seriously adorable, and picked me out the perfect stay at home package! That included two face masks perfect for the dry winter weather here in Michigan. Along with these gorgeous mug set, snowflake marshmallows, the best smelling holiday candle, and this adorable hot chocolate topper I enjoyed this morning.

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Thanks so much, Kat I truly appreciate everything, and was such a surprise! Seriously made my Christmas morning a little tastier and relaxing!
You can check out Kat on Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Pinterest | YouTube

Merry Christmas