36 Every College Girl Has Right Before, After And During Thanksgiving

36 Every College Girl Has Right Before, After And During Thanksgiving

It's turkey time!

Getting up the morning of is fairly normal, but we all have our traditions when it comes time to prepare food and get everything ready for the festivities.

Here's a rundown of how some of my Thanksgivings have gone in the past, because I currently am looking forward to the one in the near future!

1. Today is the day!

2. I can't wait to see (most of) the family!

3. How long until we eat?

4. Who's saying grace?

5. Are my eyes bigger than my stomach?

6. Nope! Time for seconds!

7. Okay, this time they were a little too big.

8. How am I supposed to finish this?

9. Wow, I'm so full.

10. Actually can't move…

11. Did someone say pie?

12. Of course I saved room for pie!

13. Well I don’t know if my stomach will ever be empty again now.

14. Yes, I will be snacking on those, so you just leave them right there on the counter.

15. Dishes are never ending.

16. Why did we have to use the china again?

17. At least it's all done.

18. We'll have leftovers for days. Maybe months.

19. I'm so tired now.

20. This couch looks comfy.

21. Cousin had the same idea, great minds think alike.

22. Where am I?

23. Oh right, Grandma's house.

24. I wonder if there are any more _____ left.

25. I'm not hungry but I could eat.

26. That was a bad idea. I really shouldn’t have done that.

27. But it was good so, it's worth it.

28. Time for everyone to leave already?

29. Nice to see everyone!

30. Do you want to take any food with you?

31. Glad I'm not driving home, I feel nap number two coming on.

32. The house is so dark compared to the light festivities earlier.

33. Perfect for sleeping though. “Nap” three, here I come.

34. Wait.

35. I forgot.

36. Here comes Black Friday…

Spending time with family and getting to see people who only get to make it together once a year can lift your spirits. I wouldn’t want to miss having the time to spend with them, and I hope everyone gets a chance to spend the holiday with those who matter most. Enjoy the company and the food, and be thankful that you get to do so year after year!

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19 Things To Do On Your 19th Birthday

You only turn 19 years old once, so spend the day doing these awesome things!

Nineteen isn't a fantastic birthday. It is not your 18th birthday where you can start saying, "I'm legal," it's not your 16th birthday when you can have a Sweet 16 birthday party and it is not your 21st birthday where you can finally drink legally.

So here are 19 things that you can do to celebrate your 19th birthday and make the most of it.

1. Sleep in.

Unless you need to wake up early for something, don't set your alarm. Catch up on your sleep and relax for the morning. Enjoy waking up and not having a place to be.

2. Make yourself a nice breakfast.

You only turn 19 once, so make sure it is a good breakfast to start your day off right. Make yourself some eggs, toast, bacon and a nice cup of coffee.

3. Go get a manicure.

It is your birthday; make sure you treat yourself right! You deserve to be pampered on your birthday!

4. Go to the beach.

There is nothing better than getting some sun on your birthday! Enjoy the warm weather and the heat. Swim in the water and soak up some sun.

5. Go to an amusement park.

For those of you who like the thrill of roller coasters, an amusement park is the way to go. Ride roller coasters and eat some fried dough with your friends.

6. Have a party.

This is the most common way to celebrate your birthday. Invite friends to come over and make food. Spend your birthday surrounded by friends and family.

7. Have a bonfire.

This is what I love to do on my birthday. Surround yourself with your best friends, enjoy some s'mores and sit around the fire.

8. Go on a hike.

For the nature lovers, this is the ideal way to spend your birthday. Grab a friend and go to the Adirondack mountains and spend the day hiking.

9. Buy yourself something nice.

That pair of boots you've been staring at for the last two months or that Michael Kors wallet you've been dreaming of? It's your birthday! Go buy it. You deserve it.

10. Have a movie night.

Invite a couple friends over, make some popcorn and have movie theater candy on hand. Watch a couple movies and eat some snacks with your best friends.

11. Call up an old friend.

I'm sure that old friend has been thinking of you too, so why not give them a call? See if they want to go out and get lunch with you.

12. Buy some lottery tickets.

Who knows? Your birthday could end up being your lucky day. Maybe you'll lose all of your money, but maybe you could win some back too.

13. Go to a concert.

What is better than music on your birthday? Hopefully there will be some good music groups in town during your birthday.

14. Bake a cake.

If you love to bake, then make a birthday cake! Decorate it all specially and put your favorite colors and flavors of frosting on it.

15. Do something on your bucket list.

At one point or another, all of us have made a bucket list. Take it out and find something on your bucket list that you can cross off and complete!

16. Spend your day with family.

Enjoy your day surrounded by your family. They will know exactly what to do for the day and how to make sure your birthday is a good one.

17. Visit your favorite place.

Whether you love going to the zoo and seeing the animals, or there is a nearby city that you love going to, spend the day there.

18. Get a haircut.

It is a new year and a new you! Get a haircut!

19. Do something you love doing.

Whether you love reading or love to run, spend the day doing whatever it is you love. It is your birthday and you should spend the day doing what you love.

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Why Spring Time Is The Best Time Of The Year

With the first day of spring right around the corner, here are some reasons why spring is the best time of year!


If you are like me, you know that seasonal depression is real. I'm happiest when the weather is nice and I can explore what nature has to offer. I look to spring every year, because I know there is more to do and the extra hours of daylight makes for additional time to do my favorite things. I love to run outside, travel to nearby parks and outdoor attractions, and just enjoy the beauty and nostalgia of the outdoors.

Spring is a great time to get back in shape. There are a variety of fresh fruits and veggies that you can get at any local farmers market or grocery store to spice up your diet in the spring. Also, the gym can be monotonous after a long winter, so the start of spring brings a breath of fresh air for many outdoor fitness activities. Go for a walk or run done local trails or paths, do yoga outside, or even go go biking, hiking, or kayaking. The spring offers so many cool opportunities to become healthier.

Spring always reminds me of Easter time and Easter always makes me think of quality time spent with friends and family. Plus, I always think of baby animals and flowers blooming, two things that bring everyone joy. If you get a chance you have to visit the cherry blossom trees in Washington D.C., it is such a beautiful site. Furthermore, one of my favorite things is that first really sunny, warm day in the spring when you can open all the windows in your house and savor the start of spring.

The springtime also means that summer break is closer. After a long 8 or 9 months of school, the thought of a nice 3 month break is refreshing. Start planning your summer job, internship, or whatever you want to get into this summer, to give you some motivation to finish the semester strong.

Spring has so much to offer so prepare for the rainy days of April and the sunny days, full of flowers in May, and everything in between!

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