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?


  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 :)

  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

  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!!

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