Cupcakes and Sunshine: College Moving Tips and a little help from Tiny Prints!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

College Moving Tips and a little help from Tiny Prints!


BIG news! I'm moving! I absolutely love, love change. And I feel one of the main reasons I have loved college so much is because each and everyday is different. I kicked off freshman year living in Creswell dorm at the University of Georgia. Although I really don't have to relive dorm life again (umm, no thank you to sharing a bathroom with 70+ girls) it was a great first-year experience.

My roommate and I freshman year in our dorm.


My freshman dorm room.

 This past year, I moved into my first apartment. I was most excited about having a kitchen and the ability to bake whatever I wanted whenever I wanted. Such freedom!!! And having my own bathroom was a plus as well. A big plus.



And now, I am MOVING to Jelarsymarny!! Or shall I say, HAjelarsymarny. Jelarsymarny is the
name of 6 of my best friends all smashed together. Jenny, Carly, Sydney, Mary Cate, Kelsie, and Joni. And they have added the "Ha" at the beginning of the name since I am moving in! HAjelarsymarny. (Pronounced HEY-Jell-Ars-Eee-Marny. it takes a little practice to say.) There will be 7 of us girls living together. To say I am excited would be an understatement. These girls are so encouraging, fun, and can brighten your day in a heartbeat! It is such a blessing to be able to wake up each day in such a cozy, loving home.

formerly Jelarsymarny, now HaJelarsymarny Living Room.
I can not wait to officially move in! I've moved a couple of times since college began, and I have a few tips to keep the big move-in day fun and easy.

1. Organize, organize, organize! I have already started going through papers I don't need, clothes I don't wear, and getting rid of the clutter. Donating clothes and extra kitchen goodies that I thought I needed at the time but ended up not wearing or using feels so good. Plus your unwanted items can help someone in need. This makes move-in day a breeze.

2. Make delicious snacks the day before for move-in fun and fuel. Have you tried my Salted Chocolate Saltine Toffee Bark? This is one heck of a delicious treat. Plus it has sprinkles. And anyday with sprinkles is a happy day. It's easy, chocolatey, and portable. It makes for the perfect move-in snack.


3. And finally, WRITE THANK YOU NOTES! I am so thankful for the friends and family who have helped me move over the past couple of years. My Aunt Susu and Uncle Rog are always there for me on move-in days, and the girls at Jelarsymarny have already volunteered to help me move into their cozy house this year. I love showing others how much they have helped me with a sweet card. I could not say no to showcasing these  ADORABLE thank you notes and matching address labels I got courtesy of Tiny Prints. As you know, I'm a HUGE HUGE fan of snail mail and adorable stationary.



And Tiny Prints is now my go-to for all of my stationary needs. They have a wide array of personalized cards, stationary, invitations, announcements, and gifts. I had such a hard time picking out my favorites. They even have graduation cards and invites since it is getting close to graduation time!


Of course, I HAD to get new address labels for my new address. Can't wait to send these out and show off these labels!






Question of the day: What are some of your favorite moving tips? What were your college moving experiences like?

3 comments:

  1. Oh man, switching from the dorms to an apartment is the BEST thing ever. For me, not having a kitchen for a full year was death hahah. Love the new stationary and all the adorable personal touches it has! I've actually made that toffee bark before under a different recipe name and I can attest to how delicious and addicting it is :)

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  2. you are seriously the cutest!! reading through your blog is taking me right back to my college days!! :) can't wait to continue reading along and trying out some of your delicious looking recipes!! much love girl!! xoxo

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  3. I lived in a dorm my first year and then an apartment every year after that. I definitely think of everyone should live in a dorm at least once especially there first year because its a great way to get to know people, but I really loved my apartment. I dont think I could have made it four years without a kitchen as well as my own bedroom and bathroom.

    Hope you have fun living with your friends! & cute thank you cards!!

    -Dani
    The Postcard Journals

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