December 02, 2016

Friday Favorites

What a week. This has probably been the most eventful week of my life, I turned eighteen, got into college, and am now gearing up for the Christmas season! I don't know about everyone else but I am in complete disbelief that it is already December and the holidays will be here before we know it. Tonight I am hosting a cookie swap with a bunch of my friends and then am celebrating Julianna and my friend Kate's birthdays on Saturday night!

One: College
On Thursday night I was accepted to Elon University in North Carolina! I did not really discuss the details of my college application process on the blog as I wanted to keep it private before I knew where I would be attending school in the fall of 2017. I was extremely picky throughout the process, in fact I only applied to four schools, all of which were in the South. Going to school somewhere other than New England has been my plan pretty much since starting high school and I am so excited for a change of scenery (and weather). I fell in love with Elon the first time I visited it and decided to apply early decision, which I could not recommend more if you really know what you want. The suburban setting, medium size, strong tradition, and amazing study abroad programs all made it a perfect fit and I am beyond excited to start a new adventure there in the fall! 

Two: My Birthday 
This past Sunday was my 18th birthday and I had so much fun celebrating with my friends and family! On Saturday night my closest friends and I all went out to dinner and then came back to my house to indulge in some coffee oreo ice cream cake. On my actual birthday I went out to dinner with my parents and sister at one of my all time favorite restraunts which was a great way to end the Thanksgiving break. 

Three: Shopping
I did a little bit of shopping on my birthday and then on Cyber Monday as the deals were so good all weekend. Now that it is officially December it is time for me to start my Christmas shopping for my family! Look out for more gift guides next week. 


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  1. Congratulations on your acceptance to Elon! I know you will absolutely love it here :) If you have any questions or anything I would be happy to answer them.

    Renee // Gimme Glamour

  2. congrats on elon! choosing your dream college is so exciting!
    xo, hannah