YouTube!

Hello everyone! I have some exciting new to share with all of you. I have started a YouTube channel. My first video is on the Summer 2017 FabFitFun box. I did an unboxing on that. So go over and check it out!

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I know I haven’t been on this site in a while. But I have some new bog posts/ and video ideas coming up. I will be leaving for a trip this weekend and before that will be doing some packing tips and what I am brining videos and posts. So stay tuned for those.

Pease subscribe to my channel and come back for more blog updates!

From Nebraska to You,

♥ Janette

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Fab Fit Fun Winter 2016 Box Review

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Read on more to find out what was in the box!

Hello all!

I hope that your year is off to a great start! I am already feeling the stress of the semester. (raise your hand if you are the same) Anyway, I wanted to take a break from homework and share with you this amazing brand. As a side note, the company did not reach out for me to review their box, I did purchase this with my own money.

If some of you don’t know, FabFitFun is a season subscription box. Now that means that the box only comes to your 4 times out of the year. This brand is a lifestyle company, their products are centered around beauty, fitness, and everyday life. What I loved was that you got full sized items for half the price. Thats right; full size. That really spoke to me.

Each box cost $49.99 but the items in it are worth over $200!! So you are definitely getting your money’s worth. The box that I am doing this review on, was my first box.

I got the winter 2016 box. My box came with:

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  • A D.L. & Co. candle (I got the scent Blackberry Nectar)
  •  the Starlight Children’s Foundation pin to wear and post photos spread awarness
  • A gold Gorjana necklace and a $20 giftcard to their website.

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    This is what the Gorjana necklace looks like

  • Butter London’s Iconoclast mega volume mascara
  • Marie Mae Thank You notes
  • Anderson Lilley Lotion in the scent Winter in Manhattan Beach (by the way guys I love this lotion!!)
  • a planner
  • O.R.G. Skincare Mineral Peel Face Mask (I love to put this on to clean my face before I do my makeup. It really helps prevent the whole caky look)

 

In all, I am very happy with this box. I will be purchasing their spring box. I cannot wait to see what they include. Here is the link to the company’s website if you want more info: FabFitFun and here is a coupon code to get $10 off your first box: $10.

From Nebraska to You,

♥ Janette

2017!!

Hello Everyone!

I could give you all a million reasons why I have not been blogging but the truth is….I have been really busy.

So in light of it being a New Year and all, I have came up with some goals.

  • blog every other week (hopefully I can keep this up)
  • workout at least 2-3 per week (this will be harder than blogging)

 

Thats really all I have. So sorry for the laziness.

From Nebraska to You,

♥ Janette

September Favorites!!

Hey y’all! I am so sorry that I haven’t posted in a while, I have been supper busy!

With October here, I thought I would share some of my September favorites with all of you!

So without further do; here they are:

  1. Jack Rogers: Ok so I know what you all are thinking…Jacks? But its fall. Well this past month September was really warm so I was able to wear my Jack Rogers Nantucket sandal. I love these!! I got them at the beginning of the summer but have worn them so much! I love to wear them with a dress or even short and a t-shirt. They are so versatile.
  2. Hazelnut Cream Candle: This candle is one I got at Walmart and I love it! I need to get a new one cuz I used it all up! It smells just like fall with a little bit of a coffee shop smell.
  3. Kat Von Dee eyeliner in black: This eyeliner is the only kind I use. It is so easy to apply, and it dries in no time. Also it stays on forever! I discovered this eyeliner about a year or so ago and have never used another brand since.
  4. Fitbit: My Fitbit. I got mine at the beginning of September/end of August and I love it! I love how I can set an alarm to help me get up. I also love the reminders every hour for me to move. This thing is awesome! I plan on doing a full review soon.
  5. Light Blue nail polish: The beginning of September I was wearing this light blue nail polish from the brand  Essie color Find Me an Oasis.

Those are my favorites from September. Stay tuned for more this month!

From Nebraska To You,

♥ Janette

Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale!!

Hello Friends!!

So as you might have heard, August 22 and 23 was the Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale! I thought that I would share my experience with all of you.

Now I had heard of this sale at the beginning of the summer was waiting all summer for it to happen. I had made my account and everything. However, I had no idea when the sale would actually happen. It wasn’t until that Monday morning as I was scrolling through Instagram, that I saw the post of the sale. I went straight to the website and got in the virtual line to see the items that where up for grabs.

I had came into this with an idea of what I wanted, to prevent me from going shopping crazy. I wanted a white shift dress; that was goal one. After looking at the white dresses that were on sale I finally picked one. I picked the Sofia Lace Shift Dress. This item was originally over $200 but I scored it for only $59!!!  Added bonus NO SHIPPING COST! So I saved over $141!! Unbelievable!

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I bought this dress in a size 4 and it fits great! It is a tad big but not too big, I have a small waist. However the style of the dress is a shift dress so they are supposed to look loose

The next day (so this is the 23) I went back online to see what else was there. I knew I needed a new pattern skirt so I looked at those first. After looking around I picked this Levy Fit & Flare Skater Skirt in the color Kir Royal Pink Ooh La La. This skirt was originally $88 but I scored it for only $29!! That is a difference of $59!

The last thing I got was this super cute Amelia Island Tunic in the color Poolside Beach Walk. I love how this top is so bright, it will look perfect with white or dark wash jeans. The top was originally $88, I got it for $34! That is a difference of $54!

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I got this top in a size Small. It is a little bit loose on me (just like it looks loose on the model) but I think with skinny jeans it will look great!

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I got this skirt in a size 4. It fits me well, sits right above my hip bones

 

I knew that after placing my order my items wouldn’t come for another three weeks. However the next week (which was last week August 28-3) all three items where shipped and delivered! Thank you Lilly for such a quick delivery process!

All together my experience with the After Party Sale was amazing! I spent a total of $122 and saved over $376! If you missed the sale this time around don’t worry, it will come back this winter!

From Nebraska to You,

♥ Janette

Back To School Essentials

Its that time of year again! I feel like everyone and their dog is doing some sort of Back To School Essentials list or video. I know it might seem like this post is a tad late in the season, but at my university we don’t start school till tomorrow!

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  1. I love to use binders to store all of my notes, papers and other documents for each class. This year I found this great blog post on how to make your binders supper cute! I plan on using it!
  2. A water bottle. As humans we are supposed to drink 64oz of water a day. So to help you achieve that goal, everyone needs a water bottle. I love this one from Lilly Pulitzer. Speaking of Lilly, did any of you attend the After Party Sale this past week? Comment below what you where able to get! I got a dress, skirt and top coming; I’ll do a post on that sale later.
  3. A planner!! Every person on this planet needs one of these! I use mine to keep track of my school work, work schedule, sorority life, To Do’s, and any events that may come up. I love this planner from Erin Condren. I even did a post on how I use it to plan out my week, it was during the summer but I can do one again on how I use if for the school year if you guys want.
  4. A bag! So this style of bag is known as a Longchamp. It is supper cute. I have kind of like it, to be honest its a knock off. I got it off an Etsy shop and was able to get my monogram put on it! I love this bag. I used it this past summer for the summer classes. I plan on using it this fall for the days when I don’t have a ton of classes or need to go to the library or even any sorority stuff.
  5. Ridding boots!! These boots are perfect for fall. You can pair them with jeans, or leggings. Sweaters and spirit jersey’s look perfect with these. They are great for when the weather is cold but it’s not snowing yet.
  6. Last thing is this vest. Or any vest for that matter. Many people go for the ones from JCrew, but you can find vests at Target or any department store. I love the color navy because it is almost like a neutral but it adds some color. Buying a navy vest is defiantly on my fall shopping list this year.  There are so many cute vest-outfits on Pinterest. These things work with everything in your closet!

Well there you go! Those are a few of my Back To School Must Haves. Again I want to say that I am sorry for last week’s post being so negative (things have gotten better). I hope everyone has a great school year!!

From Nebraska To You,

♥ Janette

 

Apartment Living….the 1st week

Hello again!

This post is about how my 1st week in my very 1st apartment has gone. Lots of first over here. I moved in on a Monday while my roommate moved in on Saturday. I am just going to say it right now…living on your own is lonely. So lonely. I miss my parents so much. Being in an apartment without a roommate SUCKS! The walls are so bare! I didn’t want to put anything up on the walls in the living room and kitchen until my roommate shows up.

My bedroom is covered in boxes. I am sorting through stuff while listening to music or watching Netflix. Speaking of Netflix there is no wifi in my apartment yet. So I am watching Grey’s Anatomy on my phone…its a small screen. When I get bored with Greys I watch Sex and the City, I own all the seasons on DVD so I don’t need wifi for that. To write this blog post I went to my universities library.

Cooking. Cooking for one is weird. Plus nothing makes you feel even more lonely than sitting there eating by your self staring at a wall. I know that makes me sound like a loser but school here doesn’t start until the end of August so there is no one in town. Now you may ask yourself “Why are you at school if school doesn’t start till the end of August?” Well, I am working down here. I work for the university and I started work this past week.

Going to bed with no one is scary. I live on the first floor in my building and I have a patio…so the safety thing is kind of creepy. But laying in bed hearing no voices, no goodnights…that is no fun. I’m not going to lie people, I have cried myself to sleep a couple of times.

This post sounds really negative. Living in an apartment can be fun when your with people. I promise I will write a more positive apartment post in the near future. I’ll even post some pictures of my apartment, maybe even a video giving a tour then. But right now this is how I feel…lonely.

From Nebraska to You,

♥ Janette

 

Lake McConaughy

Hello everyone!!

Last week was my last week in Nebraska..I know very sad! So to end the summer on a happy note my family took a weekend trip to Lake McConaughy. For those of you who don’t know, Lake McConaughy is out in west Nebraska.

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The lake is huge! Our room had a beautiful view of the lake. While there my family went paddle boarding for the first time. I was scared to stand up on the board at first because I am terrified of heights but after a while I was able to get up on the board and paddle around the lake. Latter that day we rented a tritoon boat. That was so much fun! My brother and I both went tubbing on it. I am proud to say that at the end of the weekend, I did not fall into the water!

Lake McConaughy is truly a beauty to be seen. The lake is 22 miles long and 4 miles wide with 100 miles of shoreline. The sand is so soft!! At different parts of the lake you can even find white sand. This lake is not like other lakes in Nebraska. Most lakes in the Husker state have a rocky-sand beach and the floor of the lake is covered in rocks making it painful to walk on. Not this lake. The beaches here are covered in a soft white sand, with the bottom of Big Mac (that’s another name for Lake McConaughy) just plain sand…no rocks!

Take a look at these pictures that I took, isn’t the view breathtaking?  I so badly wish I could be back there today.

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This picture belongs on a postcard 🙂

I hope your summer ends on a good note!

From Nebraska to You,

♥ Janette

10 Things No One Knows About Me

I feel like I haven’t been open with all of you. I have decided to share 10 things that no one knows about me with all of you, which sounds kind of scary. But I think that I can trust all of you. So with out further to do…

10 Things No One Knows About Me:

  1. I am related to Shirley Temple
  2. I would love to live in Tennessee after college and teach high school history there
  3. I do not like Star Wars or Star Trek…(please don’t hate me lol that is one of my darkest secrets people freak out when I tell them that)
  4. I have really short pinkies, like my pinkie finger is really short compared to my other fingers. Its the same on both hands. The fingers stop at the knuckle that is closest to my palm on my ring finger. (If that makes sense..I’ll post a pic of it). The first pic, yes my pinkie sticks out when I make a fist and yes it looks like I have a knuckle missing (I don’t it’s just further back then the rest)

  5.    I love to sing and am always singing when I have the house to myself, I think I have a good voice but I have stage freight so that part sucks.
  6. I am not organized at all. Like I love to have a clean room and my planner filled out but let’s be real: my room is a mess. My planned did not get filled in for the past two/three weeks (ouch). From the outside it looks like I have this all figured out but really I have no clue how to do anything
  7. People say that I am intimidating and a perfectionist but in reality I just like to look nice for school and events. Half the time I don’t care what I do or who I am with. But people will put me in this box based on how I dress and its not at all who I am.
  8. I don’t think Im pretty. Like in order for me to see that I am pretty, I need a full face of makeup on and my hair done. Without all of that I don’t see a pretty girl.
  9. In middle school I always thought that no guy would ever talk to me, because I thought I was that ugly. But now at the age of 20 guys talk to me a lot, and its a crazy feeling to think back to that 12 year old girl who thought no guy would ever say hello to her. And now today that isn’t the case. Just yesterday I was out to eat and the waiter was stumbling over his words and had a hard time looking at me in the eye.
  10. With everyone around me either dating someone or engaged or having babies it makes me feel bad that I am not on that same level. Like I don’t have a boyfriend right now. I feel behind everyone else. And I know that it is okay not to find the one right now (thanks to all the romantic movies that show single 29/30 somethings girls finding true love at last) but I feel out of place. Like where is my guy? Where is my Prince Charming?IMG_3428

Wow! I feel like towards the end there we got really deep! Anyway I am glad it is all out there. If any of you feel the same way leave a comment!

From Nebraska to You,

♥ Janette

 

Recruitment, the Whats? Ifs? and Hows?

Hello friends!

As the school year is starting to approach (I know right?). The stores have put the college stuff in front and all the other stuff in the back…thanks Target. Some of you might be heading back to college or starting college and with that comes the age old question…Are you going to rush?

Now, here are some few things you need to know. First, some schools don’t call it rushing they call it recruitment. And second not every sorority out there has a supper serious recruitment. There are sororities out there are not affiliated with Panhellenic Council (Pan–panehll what? Hang on).

But if the traditional sorority route is the way you want to go, then keep reading!

The Language: 

  • Panhellenic Council= is like the European Union for sororities. It includes 26 different sororities. Its kind of a governing body over the sororities.
  • Recruitment= days where girls can get to know the different houses that are on their campus. As the week or weekend continues the girls and houses pick which ones they want to keep and which ones they want to let go
  • Potential New Member= anyone who is not in a sorority, including those who are not going through recruitment
  • Philanthropy= an organization or charity that the sorority supports either by donating money or participating in events.
  • Active= anyone who is in a sorority
  • Gamma Chi= the group and leader that you are going through recruitment with.

To help you in your experience, I thought I would share my own. I am a member of Alpha Delta Pi- Theta Alpha Chapter at Northwest Missouri State University. I did not start at Northwest wanting to go Greek. Literally like two days before, something inside me told me to go to the sorority showcase where each house would share a video introducing themselves. Though that I was placed in a Gamma Chi group. I had no idea what I was doing. I didn’t know what I signed up for. I went straight back to my dorm and was like “Janette! What did you do?!?!” But I went along with it, because what was the worse that could happen, I didn’t get in. Okay great! I didn’t care!

I am so happy I went with it! It was a weird experience but I love my sisters. I also learned some Do’s and Don’t’s

DO 

  • Make eye contact
  • Smile
  • Sit up straight
  • Talk about any type of leadership you did in high school. Even if it was small like church group or band section leader
  • Talk about your goals
  • Who inspires you
  • Your family
  • If you worked during the summer

DON’T 

  • Talk about boys
  • Talk about parties
  • Talk about religion
  • Wear combat boots and a trench coat and sit with your legs spread out (yes a girl really did come like this)
  • Don’t be a fake…they can tell

When it comes to clothes, where something that makes you feel girly and comfortable. This may not be the time to wear those 6″ high heels…stick to a 3″ or 4″ heel. Dresses are awesome! Some school’s have different themes for each day. For example, on the first day we wore shirts that Panhellenic gave us. On the second day we wore something that showed who you are (I wore a Cinderella shirt cuz she is my home girl). On the third day you wore a dress that you would go to a wedding in. Your Gamma Chi leaders will also be able to help you.

Hair and makeup should be clean and to a 10. Hair should be washed and dried and styled. Makeup should look natural and bring out your best features. But remember to be you! Because if you are you then there is a house out there that will love your for it, and will give you a bid.

Thank you so much for reading, sorry this is so long! And I hope that if you do decide to do recruitment, that it leads you to your home away for home!

From Nebraska To You,

♥ Janette