Adult-ing comes with its own quirks and randomness like every other stage of life. In the spirit of an introduction to the future posts I'll be doing, I've compiled a list of 25 tips I've found useful. Happy Memorial Day and enjoy reading!
The last few days I've been looking for inexpensive and light (aka I don't want to trek a bunch of heavy canvasses anywhere) ways to decorate my new apartment. Making a giant paper heart on my wall was a way to inexpensively brighten up my wall and fill a lot of wall space (overall its about 4ft x 4 ft). Keep reading below for step by step directions, as well as a few other decorating ideas I've used. (Also for an update on the my last craft and where I've put it in my apartment).
In an attempt to eat a more balanced diet (good-bye mac and cheese and eating ice cream out of containers; I’ll leave you at the dorm thank-you-very-much), I’ve been packing my lunch to bring with me to work. Though I often eat leftovers when I’m at home, I like to bring dishes that are more convenient to eat and heat up than traditional dinners.
I also tend to cook in bulk and freeze multiple servings so I can still vary my servings but significantly cut down on my cooking time (more to come in a future post about what foods you can and cannot freeze. Hint in advance, do NOT freeze Fettuccine Alfredo).
I made two different types of wraps this week: greek chicken and feta spinach. Both are delicious, freeze well, and nutritious. Keep reading below for the recipes to both to make your lunch a little bit easier!
First off, have a wonderful Monday. Yes, I know it’s back to work and all but you never know what the day may bring :) It’s been non-stop rain here for a few days, so I’m hoping my Monday will usher in some sunshine, as well as the new job I’m about to start. What are you hoping for this Monday (you can share in the comments below).
So assuming you’ve already found an apartment, it’s up to you to make sure you’re not just huddling inside four walls in the cold, dark wasteland which is no utilities. The last thing you want is to walk into your new apartment and discover that the water’s not working, or your stove has no gas, etc. Most utilities can be transferred to your name or turned on remotely, and the landlord can generally even be present if you can't (that is if you have a good landlord, something you should be looking at when you are shopping for an apartment). So here are several tips for making sure your move-in is a smooth, warm, clean transition.
Friday is fun day so welcome to decorating 101! In my spare time, I love making decorations for my dorm/apartment to make it feel more home-like. From hanging mobiles to christmas trees to a series of wall paintings, DIY projects give your space a touch of you and whimsy. For this project, not only does it bring beauty but it also organizes. I always have lots of little knick-knacks hanging around my dresser and desk that have no where to go. I've tried multiple in-drawer organizers, since they disappear the clutter, but they're often ugly and expensive. In the end, I've decided that though I dislike the clutter and need a solution for it, but I want something pretty to brighten up my desk as well. A simple, inexpensive solution is decoupaging glass or plastic bottles and dishes. Not only useful, they’re also a nice arrangement that can be coordinated and decorate the space without being cluttering.
I am a senior in college studying Bioengineering who loves to cook, bake, decorate, and do all sorts of things. Whether I'm in or out of class my imagination and creativity lets me explore new things! Read more