Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Dorm Bedding Bargain Shopping!

Happy Tuesday Everyone!
I hope your Monday wasn't too unbearable...but then again, starting over the work week being trapped all day from the summer sun can get even the happiest person down. Enough negativity though--I want to share with you all of the new bedding I'm considering for my dorm this year, and hear from you what your favorite bedding brands are! I would love to hear your opinion on the sets I've picked out. Yes, I still have my bedding from college last year, but I got it to match my roommate who ended up being not-so-nice, and I'd rather not keep it and have it remind me of my rooming experience with her everyday. Yes--it was that bad. But, that's another story for another time! To all readers who have yet to go to college...do NOT choose your roommate. Please, go random all the way. Choosing rarely ends well from what I've seen. Slightly got off track there, but here we go:

Okay, so first of all, I am OBSESSED with anything floral. It's to the point where everytime I go shopping I have to make an effort to not buy everything in a floral print. So of course I really want floral bedding (is there a floral obsessed anonymous group? Because I need to join). But I'm open to other prints too. So if anyone out there has a bedding brand they love, please share!

I want to start by showing you my boring bedding from last year...please make me feel better about buying new bedding...after using it only one year. It is kind of blah, right?

My roommate wanted us to both have black and white bedding so this is what I ended up getting. It's not horrible, but I definitely want to pull more color into my room. I just don't love it...and I think it's important really love and feel comfortable living in your room at school.

So I was searching online for new bedding, and thought I'd search IKEA to see if they had any fun patterns. Well, let me tell you...If you're looking for cheap, new bedding then IKEA is definitely the place to go! All of these sets come with the duvet cover, and the matching pillowcases...let's take a look!

This is the Emelina Ros Duvet cover, and is $49.99. It definitely is a little busy, but I think with some white throw pillows it could be really nice.

This one is the Renate Flora Duvet cover, and it's only $19.99! It's definitely busy too, but with so many different colors the decorating possibilities are endless. You could have throw pillows of any color, as well as decorations around the room.
I know...not floral! This is the Nyponros Duvet cover and is $29.99. I think it's classic and simple. What do you think?

This one is the Alvine Ljuv Duvet cover and is $29.99 . This picture doesn't really show the print in detail, but it's a beautiful floral print. And I love the stripes on the reverse side. They also have an adorable throw pillow that matches the set ($19.99):
Last but not least is the Kajsa Blad Duvet cover, and it only costs $9.99!! I know I said I wanted more color in my room, so I probably won't get this one. But I just had to show you the kinds of deals IKEA has.

The best part is the price of their down comforter inserts. IKEA has several options, based on how warm you would like your comforter to be. This one is called the Mysa Gras Comforter with a warmth rate of 1, and is only $9.99. What a great price!

Which one of these do you like best? Are there any places you love for bedding? Share with me! I'm planning on taking a trip to IKEA within the next week or so...so help me decide which to get before then! That is unless one of you show me some bedding I want even more! Well, that's it for now my beautiful followers! (All four of you...) Hoping to get more readers soon!  Have a wonderful rest of your day.


Monday, July 25, 2011

To All You Blogging Queens Out There...

Hello Everyone!
Planning on posting pictures from my fun weekend with friends, as well as writing a longer post later on tonight. But I was wondering if all of you would be able to give me some tips on how to really get my blog going. How did you get more followers? Is commenting on other people's blogs the best way? Or are there other things that you did? Basically, I'm just looking for some pointers on how to navigate the blogging world. Any bit of advice you would like to share? Thank you for your help!


Saturday, July 23, 2011

My First Post!

Hi everyone! I started following blogs a few months ago, and figured it was time I start my own! They seem like a lot of fun, and I look forward to connecting with all of you. I'm not totally sure how to navigate this whole blogging world, so forgive me if I'm a little slow...I promise I'll learn! I I figured in my first post I would just tell you a little bit about myself:
-I am 18 years old
-I am a sophomore at Boston University, majoring in health science
-I want to become a nurse practitioner and since BU lacks a nursing program, I am currently looking into transferring.
-I'm from a small town in Connecticut
-My parents have been divorced since I was 4
-I have two older sisters, 26 & 28
-I have been dating my wonderful boyfriend, Alex since May 2010
-I LOVE my precious white boxer, Patch
-I am obsessed with anything floral
-Jewelry is something I love, especially earrings. My favorite piece of jewelry is a "sisters" ring my mom had made for all three of us that has all of our birthstones. I wear it everyday.
-I love to read, when I find the time! Some of my favorite authors are Emily Giffin, Jodi Piccoult, and Nicolas Sparks
-I couldn't live without music. I must admit that I tend to listen to whatever is most popular at the moment (which isn't the greatest out there, I know), but I also listen to different genres too.
-My favorite foods in the whole world are sushi and frozen yogurt...just found out that a PinkBerry is finally coming to CT near(ish) my house! Definitely put a smile on my face.

Well, I think that's enough to give you a general impression of who I am! Here is what I have been up to the last few weeks:

Other than spending time with friends and enjoying the beautiful summer sun, I've been working at my internship at a company called Ovation Benefits. They are a health benefits brokerage company that specialize in health improvement among companies. Although it doesn't have to do with nursing, it has given me a full understanding of the public health world, which definitely links to any type of medical profession. I have learned so much there this summer, and am so grateful I was given the opportunity to work there.

Two weekends ago, I went to visit one of my good friends from BU who also lives in CT. It was so great seeing her, and made me feel sad to even think about having to transfer schools. But if I'm serious about nursing, it makes no sense to stay at a school that doesn't offer my program...or so I try to convince myself.

This past weekend I puppy sat for my friend Patrick's family. His dog is about four months and very cute, but very energetic. It was tiring, but I was happy I could do them a favor. Here is picture of Franklin:

I also saw the movie Bad Teacher, but for the most part felt like the funniest parts of the movie were all shown in the preview. It did have a funny story line though, and it was fun seeing Cameron Diez play a different type of character than she regularly does. What did you think of the movie?

Well, that's all for my first post! I'm so excited to be a part of the blogging world. Bear with me while I learn my way around! Have a good night.