Don’t Buy College Apartment Furniture…RENT IT!

As you all know, I am a student again (and about to be a PHOTOGRAPHY student yay!) but I am in my late thirties with a family so I don’t do dorms, but I have a high school senior that is considering Dorms. I should say I am considering it for him because I want him to escape the tiny town we live in! But as we are very very tightly budgeted, outfitting a dorm can be pricey! Enter {Read More}

Project Yellow Light College Scholarship Competition Winners Announced #StopTheTexts

Project Yellow Light is a scholarship competition designed to bring about change. Last weekend, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Mazda Motorsports, National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS), U-Haul and the Ad Council announced the high school and college winners of their fourth annual Project Yellow Light college scholarship competition at the Mazda Speedway. Project Yellow Light is a national contest and scholarship program that calls on students to create short videos educating their peers {Read More}

Oops I Did It Again..I’m back in College!

And just like before, I am already hitting that need to organize my time better even with just one class. I am going for my Bachelors in Marketing with a concentration in Social Media Marketing. I decided that there is a huge problem between bloggers like myself and marketing reps and advertisers over deciding that we shouldn’t get paid for advertising their content. I’ve been at this game long enough to know that the time it takes me to write {Read More}

The End is Near

Dramatic title, eh? As I type this, I am one final exam away from being a college graduate. By Monday afternoon I will have fulfilled over 66 credits to earn my Associates in Business for Hospitality/Food Service Management with specialization in Culinary Artistry. What does this really mean? Funny you should ask, as my math prof asked me the same question today. I majored in this field because I have the desire to become a chef. What I never had {Read More}

College Students: Why Buy Textbooks When You Can Rent?

I feel like a seasoned career student, for as long as I have been in college. But I know I do have a tendency to rush and buy all my books before classes start. Well that changed this semester because I got tired of being burned in my wallet due to buying a book when I didn’t need to. Case in point; I bought an anatomy book that was over $200 only to find out I didn’t need to buy {Read More}

Making My Jobs Easier with Microsoft Office 2010

As a college student entering her senior year of a business degree program, I can tell you that there is no other program I use more than Microsoft Office. (Unless you count my photo editing software of course!) I even had to take a course in college as part of my degree and at the time we had to learn and use Office 2007. Not a problem, since at that time I was already using the same version at home. {Read More}

Back To School – Eddie Bauer Backpacks and Messenger Bag

As I get ready to enter my last year of college, it has become time to start Back To School for my kids too. The first thing we usually concentrate on is the bags. I knew I needed a bag this year since I didn’t have a proper laptop bag (and my laptop is heavy!) and the kids got new bags as well. Eddie Bauer, trusted name in fashion and accessories for many years, asked me to try some bags! {Read More}

Works of Art with Sharpie {Giveaway}

I am a closet Sharpie collector. I have many, and they come in handy with both my college projects, home projects, and school projects for my kids. Recently, we were asked to review the new Brush Tip and Metallic Fine Point Sharpie markers. With Back to School in full swing the timer was perfect. We also just happened to be working on another feature using a laminating machine so it was perfect. The first thing I thought about was book {Read More}