Saturday, July 30, 2016

July Recap & Favorites

I wan't to do this post a bit differently than what I normally do. I will have a quick recap of highs and lows from this month, then I will list different categories. Whether it be favorite links, shoes, or music for the month. Let me know what y'all think!

So this past month has been crazy busy with me working at my summer job trying to save up, and prepping before I head off to college! I'm leaving this Friday, August 5th and there is still so much to do! I have also been doing some DIYing, which I've been sharing on my Snapchat (@anchoreditsouth) trust me I'm not much of a artsy person, but it's been going okay so far! Speaking of dorm rooms, I will have my dorm room haul up next week so be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel!

Also be on the lookout for a few changes to the blog. Nothing dramatic, I'm just going to be updating my tabs & sidebar within the next week!

My Favorite Links

My Favorite Songs:

Heart of Dixie by Danielle Bradbury

Song for Another Time by Old Dominion

Lonely Girl by Charles Kelley

From the Ground Up by Dan + Shay

July's Blog Posts:

Thursday, July 28, 2016

The ULTIMATE College Packing List

the ultimate college packing list

With August just around the corner, that means back to school time. I'm excited to be a freshmen at Mississippi State University this fall & I've been prepping this last month getting everything I need.

Since I've had two older siblings and several friends already head off to college, I already had an idea of what I'd need to bring. But I wanted to compile a list of everything to help all you incoming freshmen. Just a quick disclaimer that all of these items are more necessary than others. Also be sure to read up on what your school allows for you to bring, and what items they supply for the dorm room.

The printable version will be available to download soon!



  • Towels - face/bath/hand
  • Hair towel
  • Shower caddy (Amazon)
  • Flip flops (Amazon)
  • Toothbrush case
  • Shower curtain
  • Bath rug
  • Bathrobe
  • Shower organizer (JCPenney)
  • Towel wrap (Amazon)



  • Additional seating (Macys)
  • Area rug
  • Door stop
  • Fan (Amazon)
  • Picture frames
  • Full length mirror (Amazon)
  • String lights (ModCloth & Amazon)
  • Wall art
  • Window curtains
  • Headboard
  • Drawer liners


  • Hangers (
  • Bed risers (Amazon)
  • Bedside shelf
  • Underbed storage
  • Stacking drawers
  • Storage trunk
  • Shoe rack
  • Jewelry organizer (Amazon)
  • Over the door units
  • Space bags (Amazon)
  • Step ladder
  • Duffle bag/suitcase
  • Scarf hanger (Amazon)


  • Loofah
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Floss
  • Razor
  • Shaving cream
  • Soap
  • Body wash
  • Razor
  • Shaving cream
  • Face wash
  • Comb
  • Hair brush (Amazon)
  • Face wash
  • Deodorant
  • Lotion
  • Q-tips
  • Cotton balls
  • Feminine products
  • Hair accessories (bobby pins, hair ties, headbands)
  • Hair product (hairspray, dry shampoo, heat protecting spray)
  • Hair styling tools (curling iron, straightener, blow dryer)
  • Makeup
  • Makeup remover
  • Makeup mirror (Amazon)
  • Perfume
  • Body spray
  • Nail polish
  • Nail polish remover
  • Nail kit
  • Tweezers
  • Contact lens products
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm
  • Hand sanitizer





  • Allergy medicine
  • Aloe
  • Bandages
  • Cold medicine
  • First aid kit
  • Humidifier (Amazon)
  • Bug spray
  • Thermometer
  • Cough drops
  • Vaseline
  • Vitamins
  • Band-aids


  • Cash
  • Checks
  • Copy of birth certificate
  • Copy of SS card
  • Debit/credit card
  • Student ID
  • Driver’s license
  • Emergency contact list