The College Journey (TCJ)

The College Journey: Intro

Applying to college really is a journey.

You fight your demons, lasso your hardships, stand in the penetrating sunlight of your victories and stoop to your knees in your lowest trenches, but yet you fight no one. You only conquer.

(And yes, I am most certainly the woman in that tacky Shutterstock photo above)

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Fashion, Trends, Tech

7 Rompers For Summer

I was browsing Shop Priceless the other day and came across these adorable rompers for any style for the summer! I’m not endorsed by them in any way, but I found them while crawling Pinterest and just thought they had the cutest things for really great prices! Plus, if you spend over $50 on US orders, you don’t pay shipping (that the policy at the time that I’m writing this), so I might give a few of these a shot!

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Adventures to Take This Summer

With finals nearing and the days growing longer, high school and college students everywhere are looking for opportunities to go off the beaten path and take an adventure. Traveling, especially in early June, is both difficult and pricey for the individual, but with a throw blanket, a camera, and a good friend, there is a ton to do as you warm up to the summer sun.

On the Lake

If you’re fortunate enough to live close to a body of water, you’re in luck! Being an Austinite, there’s a million things to do on the water from kayaking to paddle-boarding (my favorite), but a Google search will reveal tons of options. Most public lakes will have some kind of rental area nearby with lessons, so if you’ve never tried a water sport before, it’s never too late to try!

In the Home

Have that renovation project or Pinterest idea that you’ve just been itching to try? If there’s something that you have wanted to try for ages but never had the time or resources to get it done. Taking on a DIY project with a friend is a fun and productive way to pass time, and if you’re looking for any, checking out my Pinterest Picks board at

However, if you’re not up to anything like that, you can also have a BBQ with friends, go for a walk around your neighborhood (I do this often and it’s so relaxing), or plant something new in your garden! There’s tons of fun stuff to do even when you don’t have the time to go out and explore.

In the City

Most people live relatively close to a metro area, so if you can take a day or two, have some fun and walk around downtown! Most cities have tons of boutiques, shops, restaurants, and museums, so if you stop by a visitor’s center you can find some great places to check out. If you’re watching your wallet, ask if there are any free museums or simply stroll around! Most shops are fun to even browse around, and if you go with a friend it can become a contest for who can find the weirdest things. Trust me, I’ve done it before!

Also, most cities are bustling with festivals throughout the summer, so you can see artisans selling merchandise and possibly spruce up the house with some new finds! Either way, it’s a great way to see something different and if you’re an Insta-nerd (or whatever you call ’em), there are so many photo-ops!

If you’ve never been to a drive-in movie, it’s definitely worth the experience! I’ve been to several and they were a blast! Again, a simple Google search should pull up the nearest location, but be warned: they are a little sparse, so do your research before you head out.

In the Country

If you live in Texas, you’re probably aware of the small towns scattered throughout the state. Fredericksburg, Wimberley, and Denton are some of the first ones off the top of my head, but taking a drive out to a historic town can be a fun and educational way to pass time. There are tons of family-owned restaurants with some amazing food, so by skipping those small towns you’re missing out on a lot of the action!

No matter what you choose to do this summer, I hope that you lovelies get the inspiration to push through the end of the school year strong so that you can have a fun, relaxed, and long break until next fall!

In the meantime, keep an eye out for my upcoming mega-vlog from Nashville that will be up in the next few days if my computer cooperates!

See you guys soon,



Personal Life · Travel

Nashville: Picture Addict Edition

So of course, the exhaustion of AP testing week has already led my brain into vacation-mode (all too dangerously, I must admit), but needless to say I came up with an idea of how to creatively share my adventures from Nashville (well, that is before I share my day-by-day trip itinerary). Why not bring you all along by taking you through my phone pictures from the trip! On to Nashville it is, then!

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Reminder: If it’s too fast, feel free to pause in between slides. Don’t want you to miss anything!

Either way, even though Jordan and I didn’t make it to the finalist round in SBEF, we still had an unforgettable experience and got our gold re-certification which we can’t wait to add to our plaque. Nashville has been on my list of cities I’ve wanted to visit for a while, and be sure to look out for my day-by-day posts (hopefully soon) for more fun stories such as the Mayfield Flea Market. That was an adventure in itself!

Lots of love, darlings!

-TGI ❤

Personal Life

A Day of Disappointment

There are few things in the world that make me as excited as I am when the postman arrives.

I was sitting in my living room with my brother and grandmother, wearing a bushy blanket atop a gigantic hoodie and leggings that were so battered I could sell them at Urban Outfitters with the label “heirloom” when the doorbell rang. As expected, a gargantuan box encasing my mirror rested along the outside wall with a disproportionately smaller one which held my dad’s new phone case. I was definitely nervous about hauling the larger of the two into the house, but I managed nonetheless.

Now, this post is going to be a bit of a rant on two different things, but both fall into the glass of consumerism. Lines at AT&T and mirror manufacturers. Continue reading “A Day of Disappointment”

Personal Life · School+Learning

Midterms Survival Guide

Hello, darlings!

So it’s been a bit since I’ve posted (I forgot about my Tumblr and this was originally published on my Tumblr page), but I just wanted to talk to you guys since it feels as if though it’s been ages!

P.S.—> my Tumblr is

I finished midterms (thankfully) just before the winter break, although I know such is sadly not the case for many. Trying to remember everything you learned before a good two or three-week break (even four weeks if you’re a college student) is almost as aggravating as having it crunched into the most hell-ridden week of your year! However, I’ve got some tips since I was pretty satisfied with my midterm grades this year, and I felt well-prepared for them which is a feeling I rarely have due to my times of anxiety.

Fashion, Trends, Tech

My Phone: Part 1

Now that school is out (SUMMER!), I’ve had several friends ask me about what apps I use on my phone, and the bluntest answer I can give would be “not that many”. But I mean, who would want an answer like that?
So, because of that exact reason, I decided that I’ll be making a video soon to accompany this series of posts (or single post, we’ll see as I’m writing it). Continue reading “My Phone: Part 1”