It's safe to say that Pinterest is the #1 procrastination tool for me. Luckily, it has come to my rescue this week as I have needed a few study breaks. I've become slighty obsessed with these desk set ups and have decided to share my favorite ones with y'all! Be sure to follow me on Pinterest!
What are your favorite desk spaces?
I'm a huge fan of baking and trying new recipes! This apple pie is one of my absolute favorite recipes. It's quick, easy, and absolutely delicious. Click here for a printer friendly version. I hope y'all enjoy!
What's your favorite type of pie?
Notes. You didn't spend all that time in class writing/typing for nothing! Look through your old notes, rewrite them and highlight the important key terms. Make your new notes bright and fun so that you will want to look at them. Plus, writing things out helps you memorize them.
Study guides. I make study guides for almost every test that I have during each semester. These really help me compile a mega study guide that I can use to prepare for exams! If you are not given a semester study guide, ask your teacher if they could make one. Or, if teachers have power points, websites, etc. search these for key terms that you can use to create your own study guide.
Flash cards. I can't tell y'all how much flash cards have helped me throughout the years. It's really nice to have all the information you need to study in one pile. Although a pile can be intimidating at first, it's so rewarding to see your "know" pile grow bigger than your "don't know" pile.
Previous tests. Teachers at my school do not typically give tests back after they are graded. However, we are encouraged to go in and see the problems we have missed or even try taking the test again. I have always gone in and looked over old tests. It helps me get familiar with what types of questions I will be asked on the exams and the types of things I need to focus my studying on.
Study with friends. After I have done a lot of independent studying and feel pretty confident with the material, I will have study groups with my friends. These allow everyone to ask questions and get clarification as well as study while having a little more fun than sitting alone at a desk.
What are your favorite study methods?
Okay y'all, I am going to try this new weekly post (hopefully on Fridays) to sum up my week and share fun things I've done. I hope y'all enjoy!
NC HOLIDAY FLOTILLA
One of my favorite things about winter on the Carolina Coast is the NC Holiday Flotilla. People decorate their boats with all sorts of lights in hopes of winning the grand prize. Just above, my brother and his friends participated with a Peter Pan themed boat (it's Captain Hook's ship)! All of my friends and I were able to get together and watch the boats go by. Thankfully, we had hot chocolate and big coats to warm us up.
RIVALRIES ARE OH SO SWEET (WHEN YOU WIN)
We played our local rivals in basksetball this week...and we WON! Both the girls and guys games were extremely close, but thankfully we took home a win. It's always so fun going to games and dressing up. Although I'm not a big hunter, it's so much fun rocking camo and having a big crowd for the games.
With Christmas just around the corner I have been baking all sorts of goodies, be sure to check out my famous apple pie recipe next week.
I'm currently watching Hart of Dixie and it's safe to say many of the characters have stolen my...heart. Once exams are over I can't wait to watch more. Speaking of exams, I'll have some study tips out Monday morning!
This Vineyard Vines flannel is on the top of my Christmas list (hey, Santa). However, it is sold out, so if anyone sees where I can get this please let me know!
I just watched this Drunk Driving video on Facebook and it was extremely powerful. I encourage you to share this with friends and family so we can stop these tragedies from occurring so often.
But on a more positive note, I am in love with these hair clips from J.Crew! They actually hold hair out of my face- what a surprise!
Have a great weekend! Only 20 days until Christmas. What's on your list?
I have fallen in love with each of these pieces of jewelry. They would all make a fabulous gift to moms, grandmas, friends, or even yourself! Personally, I love the David Yurman ring, I will be getting it in replace of a class ring as a graduation present. Although it's quite pricey, us gals can always have a luxiorous item or two on our Christmas list!
1. Stacy Brown Designs: hand painted beaded tassel necklace
2. Moon and Lola: cheshire monogram necklace
3. David Yurman: cable pearl ring with diamonds
4-5. Kendra Scott: danielle statement earrings and rayne necklace in rose quartz
What are your favorite jewelry pieces?
Boy oh boy has this been a Thanksgiving break for the books! I've had such a wonderful week filled with lots of laughter, joy, family...and food. I hope everyone has enjoyed their time off as much as I have! Here is a recap of my week in Virginia!
My lovely brothers and I share a few laughs at my Aunts house after our Thanksgiving meal. It was so nice to have both of my brothers back from school; however, I didn't miss constantly being picked on!
What was the best part of your Thanksgiving break?
A lover of the Carolina Coast with hopes of sharing her southern heart and charm with the rest of the world.