• Creating a Bookstagram

    Hello Everyone! Happy Sunday! It has been about a month since I created the Graced with Books Bookstagram! In this month, I have met some wonderful, talented, people, and followed some stunning accounts.   Why did I become a bookstagrammer? I love writing on my blog and reviewing books but for a while now I have wanted to begin adding a photography element to my repertoire. Bookstagramming gives me that outlet and has allowed me to expand my blog! Within the First Month: Speaking statistics wise, within the first month I have: 92 Followers (Thanks you guys <3) 1002 Likes 29 Posts How I Chose my Theme: Before beginning my…

  • College Nighttime Routine

    Think midterms are the enemy? Think again, its acne.  College breakouts are no joke, and with your new busy schedule, it seems like you never have a moment to go through a nightly facial routine. I found that by sticking to the essentials, you can create a nightly face routine that will keep that stress-induced breakout under the skin.  Daily 1. Cleanser:  Why it’s essential: By using a cleanser every night, you are getting rid of all the dirt and oil that has built up on your face throughout the day.  What I like to use: Clean & Clear® Night Relaxing Oil-Free Deep Cleaning Face Wash. Personally, my skin is both dry and oily (depending…

  • My Dormifam Experience

    Hey everyone! Today I want to talk to you about a fantastic program that I take part in called Dormifam. Before I even got into college, I was planning my freshman dorm. I had a Pinterest page filled with hundreds of images designing my idealistic living space. I was constantly searching on Amazon and Target for cute decor. In March of 2018, after I had been accepted and enrolled into my dream school, I got an email from Dormify.com. I already loved their site and their products so I was excited when they asked if I would join a new program they were starting called Dormifam. I immediately accepted, joined…

  • Bullet Journaling in College

    Bullet Journaling is a tool to keep track and organize your life. It requires you actually to sit down and think through your life and record it. While it is a tool for productivity, it can also be used to create mindfulness in a hectic and anxiety filled life. I began Bullet Journaling in February of 2018. Since I had just graduated High School, I had a lot of time to journal. I had seen beautiful Bullet Journals on Pinterest and Instagram and wanted to create an aesthetically pleasing journal. After purchasing my first Bullet Journal from www.BulletJournal.com I quickly learned that this seemingly effortless artform was going to be much harder…

  • Three Studying Hacks for College

    Studying Hacks in College Despite what the title of this blog post is, I want to make it clear that these aren’t “hacks” in the traditional sense. There are no shortcuts when it comes to studying but there are some methods and tricks I use to make sure I get the most out of studying for an exam. I am aware that many people have different ways of learning and studying and to be confined to one way will not help you in the long. run. That is why I would l like to make it clear that these methods work for me, but maybe not for everyone. I am…

  • Halloweekend Reflection

    Hello Internet! This week marks my very first college Halloweekend! It lasted a whole week, but Halloweekend sounds better than Halloweek. Today I want to talk about my reflections for surviving this big college holiday.   Costumes In the past, I had only needed one costume to wear the night of Halloween. I didn’t realize that Halloweekend meant a new outfit every night! Some of my friends had been planning their costumes since August, but I didn’t have mine finalized until the week before the events! I decided to pick three costumes: Vampire, Angel, and Alien. The Vampire and Alien costume were with a group of people, and my roommate…

  • Getting to your 8 AM: Tips and Tricks

    Ah, the dreaded 8 AM class. It is the bane of every college freshman’s existence. You’re in luck though because I have compiled a list of my tips and tricks to make getting to that early bird class as easy and painless as possible. 5 Tricks for your 8:00 AM Class Tip #1 Lay out your clothes – Personally, I like to look semi-put together for school,  so the night before my 8 AM, I pick out my outfit and shoes and lay them on my desk so that as soon as I wake up, I can grab them and go.  *Bonus Tip: Check the weather app the night before so you…