July Mood Board – All American Summer

    This series is still new on my blog, and I’ve done it about two different ways. Breaking down my intentions and color meanings and listing the bucket list that inspired the photos and today we’re doing it another new way: breaking down each photo specifically and what it means for the upcoming month. Let me know which one you prefer so I know what you would rather read!!

    This has to be one of the most cliche things I’ve ever done, but I made my July mood board’s color scheme red, white and blue. #Merica

    I had thought about going with green, but my reasoning for that was because I planned on making a lot of money in July. So not the best reason. Instead, I (thankfully) decided to go for a more festive color scheme that coincided with the month of July. Fourth of July anyone?

    I’m honestly not the biggest fan of Fourth of July (don’t enjoy fireworks), but I’m always accidentally wearing red, white and blue all the time. Don’t believe me? Check out my outfit post from Copenhagen. Ultimate American poster child right there.

    But I digress!! Let’s get into the meanings behind the photos!

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    Advice on Staying Afloat Financially in College

    Have you ever heard the old saying, “College was the best time of my life?” This may be the case for many college students. But sadly, college often comes with a suitcase full of surprises that may seem determined to ruin your life.

    These issues can come in many forms – scheduling classes, the amount of studying expected or even handling new relationships. But one of the more common problems college students tend to face are financial issues.

    Advice on Staying Financially Afloat in College | College with Caitlyn guest post by Lexi Carr

    When I started college, I was ready to take the world by storm. I had a full academic scholarship and was living at home. I had no idea about the struggles I was soon to face, first hand and up close.

    For others, especially students without scholarships, college can become a financial nightmare. If you fall into this category, it’s important to remember that you’re not alone. Everyone struggles in college, but here’s some advice on how to stay on top of it all.

    Where will you live?

    Despite a recent increase in the number of college students living at home, many students experience living on their own for the first time during their college years. This could mean moving closer to campus, moving states, or even moving countries.

    Living on your own can be expensive. And for students who are only working part-time, or not at all, paying rent can become a major concern.  

    When I returned home from a summer vacation, I discovered that living at home was no longer an option. At 19, I had never lived on my own before and was overwhelmed with the idea of taking on my own financial responsibilities.

    Before moving out, do your research. Is it cheaper to live on campus or off? Staying in on-campus housing may cut down your overall cost of living on a month to month basis, especially if the rent for the semester can be paid with tuition. Read more…

    My Favorite Photos from Abroad (Scotland, Copenhagen, Madrid, London, Ireland)

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    For someone who is so happy to be home, I sure haven’t stopped talking about being abroad have I? While I may not miss being in Europe, I do still want to remember the moments. And by following me anywhere online (or by knowing me in person) you know how obsessed with taking photos I am.

    I did share a lot of my photos in travel diaries and study abroad updates, but nowhere near the number of photos I took. Honestly, I have hundreds of photos I still haven’t edited, but I did comb through to make sure I had all my favorites out and ready to be posted and printed! Because yes, I am making a study abroad photo album!

    More on that later though, for now here are all my favorite photos from Europe ordered by country and city.








    university of Glasgow in the snow

    Main gates of University of Glasgow in the snow

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    University of Glasgow bell tower

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