Apartment Tour: Bathroom
It's time for part three of my apartment tour series.  Although, this room isn't anything special, it's still apart of my apartment nonetheless.  Coming from a one shower home with at one point six people living it, having a nice spacious bathroom was defintely important to me.  I also needed to make sure that it had enough storage and counter space because I was going to be living with a boy.... ewwwww.


I have to say, I actually really like the way that the bathroom situation is set up in our apartment complex.  It's at the very end of the hall and right next to the bedroom so the location is perfect.  It's pretty long complete with a counter with a lot of counter space, a bathtub/shower, a closet, and the laundry room.  I never knew how much I loved the laundry rooom being right in the bathroom.  We hardly use the dirty clothes bin because we just throw all of our dirty clothes right in the wash before we shower and start a load when it gets full.  It's super convienent!

There isn't much to say about the bathroom really.  I can try to remember where I got everything and list it down below, but to be honest it's a ton neccesities gathered from a ton of random places.  The front of the door had a towel hanger, but isn't that a bit weird to have it on the front?  We just hang Oliver's towel from it since it hardly gets used.  On the back of the bathroom door, my mom got us this towel hanger from Walmart.  We even hang some of our more delicate clothes to air dry on the back of it so it gets a lot of use.  The linen closet is right next to the main door and inside we keep towels (obviously), travel cases, hair products, extras (shampoos, soaps, toothpaste, etc), and on the bottom we keep toliet paper.  On the counter I have this mirror tray that I believe is from Marshall's.  I actually used to have this on my vanity back at home, but when I moved I decided to put it in the bathroom.  It holds all of mine and Omar's (okay mostly mine) everday items.  We have perfumes and colognes, lotions, deodrants, face wash, acne medicine, and a couple hair products.  My favorite thing about this tray is the hedgehog Q-tip holder that I got in San Francisco (shout out Javier for finding this for me).  Next to the mirror tray I have this white ceramic pineapple toothbrush holder that Rocio got me for Christmas.  Yes, we have four toothbrushes- one for Omar, one for me, one for Jackson, and one for Oliver.  On the other side of the sink I have a clear plastic jar where I just keep all of my nail polishes.  I saw this little DIY on Pinterest and loved it right away!  Behind that is my Clarisonic face washer that I got for Christmas from my grandma.  I like to keep this on the counter so I remember to use it everyday.  I also left it in the shower one time and it never properly dried.  It ended up smelling really bad so ever since then I leave it out so it can dry and I keep the charging chord right next to it so it never goes dead!  The plug is right next to the counter too so it's perfect for when I do my hair.  As you can see this mirror is gigantic and I love the glamorous light bulbs above it!  Underneath our sink we keep all of the bathroom cleaning supplies, more toliet paper (easier to get to when needed), Oliver's shampoo & brush, and a few other random things.

The toliet is right in between the sink and the shower.  Above the toliet I have two hand towels (thanks mom and dad!) hanging and then I have a mini candle my mom got me, a fancy bath oil from my grandma, and a glade air freshner.  Next to the toliet I have a wastebasket and on the other side is a tall glass vase from At Home that I keep filled with different bath salts and bath bombs.  I love this easy DIY because the it keeps the bath stuff with in reach, but also makes for a decorative bath piece.  The bathtub/shower combo is typical.  Nothing special about it, but my shower curtain is from At Home too I believe.  I really liked the idea of white/grey/blue for the bathroom because they go together really nicely and aren't too feminine or masculine.  We used to have a grey memory foam bath mat, but it got burned (another story for another time).  Next to the shower is the foldable door that leads to the laundry room.  Like I said, I love having the laundry room in here, it's just super handy!  Our apartment came with a washer and dryer which was really nice and saved us money in the long run.  Above the washer and dryer we have a long white shelf great for storage.  We just keep extra laundry detergant, bleach, ironing board, laundry bag, plumbing and unclogging stuff my mom got us, Omar's cammies, and old shirts & blankets that I used to use for Lumpy.  There are two hooks that came on the wall so I just hung my robes up there and then there's our laundry basket that rarely gets used!

Apartment Tour: Bathroom
Apartment Tour: Bathroom
Apartment Tour: Bathroom
Apartment Tour: Bathroom
Apartment Tour: Bathroom
Apartment Tour: Bathroom
Apartment Tour: Bathroom
Apartment Tour: Bathroom
Apartment Tour: Bathroom
Apartment Tour: Bathroom
Apartment Tour: Bathroom
Apartment Tour: Bathroom
Apartment Tour: Bathroom
Apartment Tour: Bathroom
Apartment Tour: Bathroom
Apartment Tour: Bathroom
Apartment Tour: Bathroom
Apartment Tour: Bathroom
Apartment Tour: Bathroom
Apartment Tour: Bathroom
Apartment Tour: Bathroom
Apartment Tour: Bathroom
Apartment Tour: Bathroom
Apartment Tour: Bathroom

There you have it.  The least interesting room in the apartment!  Like I said, my bathroom is pretty basic, but it's still apart of my humble abode.  Stay tuned for the next part of my apartment tour!

xoxo, Michele




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10 Things I Learned In College
Even though I graduted college over a month ago, I decided to share some major things that I have learned along the way.  Some of these I have experienced myself, while others I have seen my friends battle with.  All in all, my experiences are what shaped me into the person I am today.  Now it's time to share my wisdom with all of you.


One.  Don't change your major 100 times //  I have seen a ton of my friends who have changed their major around so many times and it has put them back so much.  It's because when you change your major that means you're starting all over.  Some of the classes that you take won't count towards your new major.  It's okay to not know what you want to do with your life, but try to narrow it down before jumping ship.

Two.  Save your money //  I can't believe how much money I wasted at Chipotle and Starbucks instead of using my meal swipes.  I wonder how much of my money Taco Bell has because I was too lazy to cook.  Save your money because you will need it for more important things down the road.

Three.  Build up your resume //  It's great if you're in college and working at some retail job to get by.  However, internships and volunteer opportunities is what's really going to make your resume stand out.  Take advantage of your summers and apply to as many internships as possible!

Four.  Get involved //  This sort of goes hand in hand with number three, but get involved with college activities.  Greek life, clubs, organizations, all of those are great things to be apart of during your four years of college.  If I'm being honest with myself, this is the one thing I wish I had done.  Get involved, make new friends, and beef up that resume.

Five.  Talk to your advisor //  I never cared to get help from my advisor until I transferred to ODU.  I wish I had done it a lot sooner, because I would have been a lot more proactive when it came to registering for classes and preparing to graduate.  Your advisor is there to guide you through all of the confusing college questions you may have.  Take the time to meet with them.

Six.  Ratemyprofessors.com  //  This website has saved me more than once.  Whenever you are planning out your new semester, take the time to research what other students are saying about the professors around campus.  If math is your hardest subject you probably don't want an intense professor.  This website has helped me to ensure that I get a teacher that I can handle and who can handle me.

Seven.  Time organizatoin and procrastination //  It's important to give yourself time to study and do your homework.  I defintely am a procrastinator but as time went on I learned that if I have an essay due on Sunday that I should start it as soon as possible.  That way, I'm not waiting until the last minute to do all of my assignments.  Time organization is key to getting by in college.

Eight.  Slugbooks.com  //  DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON TEXTBOOKS (*insert clapping hands emoji*)!  There are so many websites like Slugbooks or Booktornado that compare prices on multiple websites for the textbook you need.  Seriously guys, I don't understand how people spent close to a thousand dollars on textbooks.  It just blew my mind.  Also, see if your professor is even going to use the textbooks.  Obviously for math and science you'll need it, but if you wait a couple classes and your professor hasn't mentioned the textbook once, you probably don't need it.  Just use your best judegement.

Nine.  Just do your damn homework  //  I will never know why I didn't do that one homework assignment that one time.  It's crazy how homework assignments can bring you down a whole letter grade.  I don't care if you have to stay up until two am (that's where time organization comes to play), but just do your damn homework.

Ten.  It's okay to not know what you want from your degree //  I might be super negative here, but a degree is just a piece of paper.  Unless you're going to be a doctor or IT person, very rarely do people get a job in their field.  It's okay to not know what you want from life, college, or even your degree.  It's impossible to know where you want to be four years from now.  Just focus on getting good grades, enjoy your time at college, and try out new experiences.  Take your time in defining who you are and what you want in life.

I hope this helped all of you new or current college students.  I didn't have the best college experience, but that doesn't mean that you won't have a better experience than me.  College can be a really great place to learn who you are as a person and what you want to be in the future.  Take pride in knowing that you're accomplishing something that will make you stand out from the rest.  Good luck to everyone still in school and let me know what you've learned during your time at school!

xoxo, Michele