Best Buys of 2017

A big part of this blog is sharing the purchases that make my life better. From beauty to fashion to lifestyle, I am always trying something new to find the best out there. And today I’m sharing the best things I bought in 2017.

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My Amazon Wish List {good deals & fun finds}

One of my favourite things to do is to add things to my Amazon wish list. There are so many amazing items available, and finding the best ones is incredibly satisfying.

my amazon wish list

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The Enthusiast’s Gift Guide

With only a little over a week until the jolliest day of the year is upon us, it’s time to put away the hot chocolate, lace up our L.L. Bean duck boots, and get shopping. There are too many people on your gift list to put it off any longer. Yes, I am looking at you, procrastinator-student-workaholic relative.

And once you get shopping it is hard to know exactly what to get everyone on the list. People are different and buying gifts for them is more than just raiding the $3 section of Target. That’s why gift guides are a beautiful thing that just about no one takes advantage of. Don’t know what to get your sister? There’s about 40 million gift guides that cater exactly to your sister’s needs.

The Enthusiast’s gift guide is for everyone on your list. Mom, Dad, brother, sister, best friend, significant other, that neighbour who gives you pocket money for cleaning dog poo out of their yard, etc. They are gifts that work for any kind of person and your shopping will now take less than an hour. And you don’t even have to pull on your duck boots.

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Whatever Wednesday: Your Back-to-School Shopping List

Whatever Wednesday

It’s Whatever Wednesday! And the whatever we’re talking about this Wednesday is back to school shopping!

Back to school shopping is my favourite kind of shopping. School supplies are the absolute best. And after being in school for over a decade, I know a thing or two about a school notebook or two. That’s why I’m going to give you my guide to the best things to have with you this semester so you’re on top of your school game, whether you’re in middle school, high school, or a university goof like me.

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My Dorm Packing List (I Buy Everything From Costco)

Okay, here it is guys, my dorm packing list. You’ve been asking me since earlier this summer and I’m finally ready to release it. Only, it isn’t in the form you all expected. No, it’s a video.

I wanted to be able to show you the things that I purchased, so (by several requests I received earlier this year) I made a video of me showing off all of my new university items. It’s about 20 minutes long, but includes all of the items I purchased and some of my university tips. For those about to attend school, or to attend in the future, I hope this video helped you out some.

Note: All items in this video are listed below with the name of store and price. Also, excuse the weird lighting as when I was filming it started out really sunny and then started to storm really hard. I cannot control the weather.

I felt like I was Skyping friends. I really don’t understand how people can do this for a living. God bless them.

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Morgan’s Insane Week

I know this is a day late, but once you hear my very valid excuse I’m sure you’ll forgive me.

Or so I hope.

This week started out very normal. You never would have suspected that I would end up having a week filled with events that made being around my laptop nonexistent.

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Big City Life

For Spring Break I’m in the big city. Being a small town girl, being in the city is my favorite thing ever! People who live in the city don’t appreciate it like I do, as a wonderful, magical place full of great shops and homeless people. I love the city. The reasons are abundant.

1. The Shops. Living in small towns, the only good shopping is at least an hour away. Here in the city, I walk two blocks and there’s Anthropologie, West Elm, and Sur la Table. City people take it for advantage, but it’s honestly the best shopping experience I can dream of.

2. The Food. In a small town, you have your burger joint, bad Chinese, and maybe a few Mexican restaurants. In the city I can have just about anything my brain can come up with. So far on my trip? I had sushi for dinner last night, croissants and fresh fruit for breakfast, fish burrito for lunch, and Thai for dinner. The city makes all your food needs reachable.

3. The People. People in the city are much more diverse than the personalities of small town folk. You see people actually dressing up in heels for work. Blows your mind, right? The diversity of the people is pretty amazing. Walking down the street you see people wearing jeans, people wearing $200 skirts, even people wearing saris. It’s such a great group of people.

4. The Fashion. Almost everyone dresses the same in small towns. In the city, you don’t see the same outfit ever. People have a real fashion sense that is all their own. It’s the best place for fashion inspiration!

I’m really enjoying my time in the city. I don’t want to leave in a few days, so I’m making the absolute best of my time here. Wish me luck on my city adventure!

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"This Store Gets Me"

Today I went into the city! Yes, that comes from a girl who grew up in small towns.

Well, on with my story, I went into the city today for a few hours of shopping. We started off our day with lots of those home decor/craft store places. Being a teenage girl who could care less about scrapbook stickers and lamps, it wasn’t exactly the place I wanted to be. So, you can see my absolute bewilderment when I came across the store that ‘gets’ me.

*In a very dramatic voice*

We walked into T.J. Maxx. My mother takes me to the decor section of T.J. Maxx. Yes, it was not my first visit, but I tend to stay in the ‘Clothing’ section. Back on track, we walk by all of the furniture and decor and other stuff that makes all kids think, “What happened to the toy section?!”

As we search through all of the plenty of gorgeous yet completely unnecessary items, we come across the many beautiful mugs. They had those cutesy ones with stripes that everyone has, the really exotic mugs, the popular culture mugs, and of course, the humongous ones that hold thrice your daily amount of coffee.

While on my search of all these mugs, I came across this mug.

 As an Anglophile, I love this mug! So, of course, I had to spend $3.99 and buy this mug not only to drink coffee in, but as a pen holder right now since it matches my England theme in my room.

Well, after finding this incredible mug, suddenly this store was much better. I came across a million things that I needed/wanted. Little spoons to play tea party with, a strainer for my pasta, very adorable sandals. It was so incredible that I stopped fora  second and said, in a hushed tone, “This store gets me.”

So, this is my story of today. I found a very amazing mug and found out that T.J. Maxx understands me. I hope you all had a fantastic Saturday too.

-Morgan