Links I LoveI can't believe the time has finally come! Omar and I are packing up and heading back north.  It's been an incredible experience living together in our own little home.  I'm actually sad to be leaving.  In the mean time, I've come across some fun reads that gotten me excited for new traveling plans, fall recipes, and of course some fun gossip reads.


One.  Bughead // Just like millions of other people in this country, I have hopelessly fallen in love with Riverdale and it's cast.  KJ Apa's accent is to die for and Camilia Mendes is the definition of #goals.  What I love most about tv shows like this is when the characters that are dating on the show start to date in real life too!  I have been following the Lili and Cole train since day and and I must say- I'm shipping it.  It's possible to be jealous of Lili Reinhart right?  Cole is a total babe.

Two.  The Best Bestman //  Yes, I am completely biased because these are huskies, but I LOVE the idea of having pups as a part of a wedding party.  Just imagine how dapper Oliver would look in a tux.

Three.  Hot Cheetos Gourmet //  Booking my ticket now because a restaurant where the main ingredient is Hot Cheetos.  Tacos?  Pizza?  Pasta?  What wouldn't taste good with a pinch of Hot Cheetos?

Four.  Colur Pop Comes To Sephora //  This might be the best collaboration since JC Penny's and Olsenboye.  I love Colour Pop, but sometimes I forget they exist because it's an exclusively online store.  Not anymore though!  Say goodbye to your paycheck, because now you can buy your favorite brand at the mall.

Five.  Prosecco Pong //  This seems like the type of party game that Blair Waldorf would be playing and I am all for it!  It's such a simple idea, but seriously it's perfection.

Six.  Lush Subscription Boxes //  This is a dream come true.  Lush is one of my all time favorite stores, but the closest one is in Tyson's Corner (my NOVA people, you understand the struggle).  I am living for this subscription box service though.  New bath bombs every month?  Yes, please!

Seven.  The Shameless Cast //  Another cast that I absolutely adore is the Shameless cast.  I FINALLY caught up on the entire show on Netflix and now like the rest of fans, I am anxiously waiting for season eight.  Stuff like this though makes the wait so much harder!

Eight.  New Movie Releases //  I haven't been this excited for a movie in a very long time.  A live action Winnie The Pooh movie is coming to theaters and I get goosebumps everytime I watch the trailer.  Also, stop everything because there will be a Nightmare Before Christmas sequel and I can feel the happiness through my bones.  All hail The Pumpkin King!

Nine.  Harry Potter World //  Everytime I see a post about the Wizarding World of Harry Potter I immeditely want to start planning a trip back to Florida.  This new ride sounds spectacular, spooky, and very dark arts-y.

Ten.  Stevie + Lana //  I didn't think a song could sound more beautiful, but these two goddesses sang together and the world melted.  On repeat!

Eleven.  Vegan Fast Food //  I am all for this idea.  A fast food restaurant dedicated to vegan food.  Of course, something like this would most likely open up in LA or New York before it ever hits Northern Virginia.  Here's hoping I can go through a drive thru without feeling guilty in the near future!

Twelve.  Willy // This guy's college education is CLEARLY working because he learned how to smuggle his dog back to college with him.  This guy deserves a scholarship or free Chipotle or something.

Thirteen.  Fall Desserts //  I absolutely love fall time.  I'm sure I sound very basic saying that, but it's always been true.  One of my favorite things about it is all of the creative sweets that come out each year.  Disney is defintely is releasing pumpkin Mickey waffles and M&M's have candy corn and now cookies & cream flavors!

Fourteen.  Couple of Thrones  //  I don't care what anyone says but Jon Snow + Khalessi  will end up together!!!  If you don't believe it.. see this post for yourself.

Fifteen.  Chuck Bass Lives //  There has been so much talk about this new show on Netflix that is basically the British version of Chuck Bass.  Let me tell you, they aint wrong.  White Gold is hilarious and the very first opening scene is Ed Westwick dancing in his undies.

xoxo, Michele



At last!  The final part of the apartment tour, the bedroom.  As I've said before, Oamr and I got a one bedroom apartment in this amazing apartment complex in the heart of Jacksonville, North Carolina.  We had no idea how much we would fall in love with our little home an we're sad to be leaving it soon.

As promised, I will link as many things as possible at the end of this blog post an if you have any questions just leave a comment down below!


When you first walk towards the bedroom there is this little nook which came in handy for storage space.  We keep all of our bills and personal paperwork in the drawers and above there are extra cabinets that we keep our movies, video games, and extra candles at.  On both sides of the cabinets we just had pictures an a little spare change jar.  Straight ahead is the bathroom an to the left is the door to our bedroom.

When you first walk in you get a pretty good glance of the entire room.  Starting to the right is where is where I have my vanity set up.  My vanity is from Ikea an it's my most favorite furniture piece even after all of these years.  Below the vanity we have a white storage cube which holds extra sheets an then a little white trashcan.  In the corner is where we keep our dirty hamper (when it's not being used to get clean clothes out of the dryer) and Omar's Nerf Gun (because why not).  We also have a window which gives off a lot of natural light in our room and overlooks a little bit of the road and a little bit of the garden.  Next to the window is this white three-drawer platic container that my mom got me.  Omar and I couldn't decide on a dresser (size, color, or price) and before we knew it, we were seven months into our lease with no dresser.  We ultimately decided that we didn't need one since our closet was so big.  My mom got this for me and it's perfect.  I'm able to keep the television on top of it and throw some workout clothes in the drawers.  Above the television I put together a mini gallery wall, but instead of it going horizontally I made it go vertically.  These pictures and picture frames are a random collection between pictures my mom got me, I created, or pictures that Omar had in his barracks room.  I love the simple touch that we were able to add to the room to make it more us.

To the left of that is our closet!  I have never had a walk-in closet before so I was pretty stoked about it.  Right now it's pretty empty because as  I said before, Omar and I are moving soon so we have starte to get rid of a ton of stuff.  You can get the idea though of how it's organized and as you can see, it's mostly my clothes.  Across from the television is our bed.  We originally had it on the complete opposite side of the room when we first moved in, but when my mom came to visit me we switche things around and it looks so much better this way!  Our bed is nothing unique, it's the same bed I've had my whole life.  It's a full sized bed and yes- we all fit on it, including the dog.  On both sides we have two different types of nightstands.  The white one is from Ikea and the brown one is from my room back home.  I know they don't match each other, but we orginally only had the white one, but we both needed our own.  We had found this white cover that went on top of the brown nightstand  and it helped blend it all together.  Sadly, one of my candles spilled one night and I got candle wax all over it.  It was nice while it lasted though!  On the right sie we have my side of the bed and on top of the nightstand I have a lamp from Target, a picture of me and my grandpa, an my glass figurine of Anastasia that I've had since I was a kid.  In the top drawer I keep necessities like chapstick, my iPad, and sleeping medicine.  In the bottom drawer is where we keep more sheets and pillow cases.  On the left side is Omar's nightstand and on top of it we have a BB-8 droid that we got at Disney last year.  This thing is awesome and it lights up and rolls around making all kinds of droid noises- and Oliver hates it!  It's quite entertaining.  We also have a picture of us from our New York trip a couple years ago and undearneath it we have a picture of Oliver when he was a puppy in the cutest from my cousin got me for Christmas last year.  Next to that are Omar's sunglasses, and another picture of my grandpa and I.  In the pull out drawer in the bottom there is a bunch of random stuff of Omar's like his Nerf Gun bullets, his gun, his knife he got in Japan and a ton of other cool things.  Behind the main door we have two coat hooks that are currently holding two of my grandpa's jackets that I love to wear in the winter time and the coat hooks are from Wal-Mart!

Apartment Tour: Bedroom
Apartment Tour: Bedroom
Apartment Tour: Bedroom
Apartment Tour: Bedroom
Apartment Tour: Bedroom
Apartment Tour: Bedroom
Apartment Tour: Bedroom
Apartment Tour: Bedroom
Apartment Tour: Bedroom
Apartment Tour: Bedroom
Apartment Tour: Bedroom
Apartment Tour: Bedroom
Apartment Tour: Bedroom
Apartment Tour: Bedroom
Apartment Tour: Bedroom
Apartment Tour: Bedroom
Apartment Tour: Bedroom
Apartment Tour: Bedroom
Apartment Tour: Bedroom
Apartment Tour: Bedroom
Apartment Tour: Bedroom
Apartment Tour: Bedroom


Vanity
Picture Frames 
Audrey Hepburn Picture
Television
Plastic Drawer
Dirty Hamper
BB-8 Robot
Anastasia Musical Figurine
White Sheets
Redskins Pillow Pet
Eagles Pillow Pet
Coat Hooks
White Storage Cube
Body Pillow
White Nightstand


There you have it!  The last stop on this apartment tour.  I hope you guys have enjoyed this and stay tuned for the next one!

xoxo, Michele




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