November Favorites

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The Hot Sox Co cookie socks

adorable cookie socks from The Hot Sox Co. in my favorite color!  

What a whirlwind of a month it's been, y'all. School, school, and more school. It's consumed my life this month, and boy, I sure am glad November has passed. Since I'm studying engineering in school, I think it's only right that I present a few numbers to you: I missed two days of class this month for a 24 hour trip to Chicago, I struggled through six exams, I submitted six assignments just in the last week, and I slept about four to five hours on average each night. (Remember that post where I mentioned how long engineering majors sleep per night on average? Yeah...)

Let's Stop Hunger Together With KHCF X Stop Hunger Now

Hi, friends! First and foremost, happy Thanksgiving! I hope you're having an absolutely wonderful day surrounded by friends and family, lots of delicious food, and hearty laughter. Thanksgiving is hands-down my favorite holiday. In light of the season, I think it's finally time to share something very near and dear to my heart. Remember that trip to Chicago I mentioned a few weeks ago? Well, I'm so excited to finally reveal all my whereabouts: a super special project with the Kraft Heinz Company Foundation!

Chicago Aon Building

As you may know, Kraft Heinz is one of the largest food companies in the world. They are behind some of our biggest food brands in the supermarkets, and I can almost guarantee that you have something from them in your pantry or fridge. As one of the largest food companies, the Kraft Heinz Company Foundation (KHCF) has teamed up with a leading global nonprofit organization, Stop Hunger Now, with a mission to combat not just world hunger, but also malnutrition.

7 Best Fall 2016 Beauty Products to Buy Now for the Holidays

Is anyone else getting super excited about the holiday season? I sure know I am! With the holidays come lots of new beauty purchases for gifting, glamming up for festive events, and taking extra care of cold weather skin. Today, I'm super excited to spill about the seven best beauty products for the upcoming holiday season from hair to skincare. I hope you beauty-loving friends find some new products to try, gift to another beauty-loving friend, and love as much as I do!


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24 Hours in Chicago

millenium park in the fall

The Cubs, crisp air, and city views. These few words basically sum up the whirlwind of a day I spent last week in The Windy City! Though I was able to visit Chicago in the spring, this trip was an entirely new experience. Chicago is such a special place, and I'm so glad I had the opportunity to visit this fall for a super special upcoming project. It goes to show how even just a day away from campus can be entirely refreshing from the normal routine. I'll be giving you an entire play-by-play of everything I did in my 24 hours in Chicago, so keep scrolling for lots of pictures!

What To Pack in an Overnight Bag

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Let’s be honest here: I’ve never been one to pack lightly. I made a goal this year to pack as little as possible, starting with my overnight bag. As a college student, I’m a big proponent of having an already packed overnight bag: a small bag you can stow away in your car/closet that you can reach for straight away in case you can’t go home for the night.


“Okay, Sarah. Why do I need to keep an already packed bag?” Y’all, I can’t even tell you how many times it has saved me in the past. For all those times you have to pull an all-nighter away from home, wind up staying over at a friend’s apartment overnight, because it felt too late to go home, or maybe even end up in emergency care (let’s hope that doesn’t happen, but it’s happened before), you’ll thank yourself for having a bag packed and ready to go! This bag also works perfectly for a quick weekend trip. Here are some thing I recommend keeping in your overnight bag: