FALLing in Love with my Campus






It's finally starting to feel like fall here at Missouri State. The leaves have all changed colors. I was actually lucky enough to have taken these pictures before we had a day and night of intense wind and most of the leaves fell. On my way to class, I get to hear the leaves crunch under my feet. I didn't know it was possible, but the campus is even more gorgeous in the fall. 

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and I only have two weeks of classes, including finals, after break. My first semester of college is almost over and I'm kind of in disbelief. I only have three and a half more years before I have to actually be an adult. If there are any college-related blog posts you guys want to see, let me know by leaving a comment!


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Chambray






In June, I showed you all this shirt in a summery outfit with crochet shorts I mentioned that one of my favorite things about the shirt was that I could wear it in any season. So, here is the fall version. I paired it with black jeans because they feel a little more dressed up than leggings and, of course, my fergalicious riding boots. I'm so excited that its' time to actually wear boots and jeans. We had a few colder days in October, but the weather is finally consistently feeling like fall. 


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Getting Crafty








On bid day, my crescent sister (who is like a temporary mentor that helps you through the new member process) told me that when you join a sorority the crafting Gods open up the clouds and say "let this girl have crafting abilities." I laughed, but she was right. Honestly, in the last couple months I have spent more time and money on canvases and paint than I have in the rest of my life. I've spent so much time looking through Pinterest for ideas. I always liked doing pinterest-y things but I never had the motivation to finish anything and stuff would just sit in my room half-finished until it found its way to my closet. Now, I can make stuff for other people and I really want to.

So these are a few canvases I've painted recently. I gave the first one to my big right after reveal. I made the "It's Fall Y'all" and the striped one for my dorm. Then, I painted the blue one for my grandbig and gave it to her for initiation. The rest I made for my big and gave them to her for initiation. Side note - I promise I finished the cheetah print, I didn't realize the two spots in the middle weren't finished when I took the photo!

I started tracing the words for my quotes because I'm just not coordinated enough and I could never get words centered. I find fonts on dafont.com and type it out on powerpoint. Then I print it out and stand at my window coloring in the letters on the back of the paper. I tape the paper to the canvas and then shade over the words and it pushes the pencil through so the words are there lightly. I just paint over that after. Nothing is perfect but it works a lot better for me than free handing. I also use modge podge to coat the canvas when I'm done. This just stops the paint from chipping and gives it a smooth finish. It's totally not necessary but it makes me feel better.

If you are looking for more crafting inspiration, I have a whole board on Pinterest, so be sure to follow that!


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