DIY Dorm Decorations

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I’ll be starting my first year at Centre College in the fall and am getting so excited!!! I am especially excited about decorating my dorm room but don’t want to spend too much money.  Instead I have decided to do a lot of DIY!  Here is what I did…

Framed Bags//

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Some stored just give out cute bags and I’ve seen framed bags on Pinterest so I decided to give it a shot!  I just went to Michael’s and picked up some cheap frames, cut the bags to fit inside, and voila!

Monogram//

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At Michael’s they sell a pack of diy monogram stencils.  I used multi-surface paint and repurposed a sign I already owned.  I also repainted a “C” that I had lying around.  The gold paint pen I used to line everything I would not recommend.  It was not the best for what I was trying to use it for.

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After I move in I’ll give a tour of my dorm room.  I can’t wait for everything to come together and to be back on campus!

xo Carolyn

 

 

Lasts

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I have had a busy week.  After sending my deposit into Centre College, it hit me that I was actually going to college.  I know I’m ready to move on, but every time something happens for the last time, a wave of sadness washes over me.

A month ago, I attended my last speech tournament.  Speech has been one of the biggest parts of my life for the past four years and it’s so sad to see it end.  I have been on two different speech teams and have made my mark on both the Kentucky High School Speech League as well as the Ohio High School Speech League.  While I won’t be continuing speech in college, I know that I am a more confident person because of speech.

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Seeing speech end was sad, but what really prompted me to write about “lasts” was because last night I performed for the last time on the Bay High School stage with my amazing friends.  I’ve only lived here two years and have only been a part of the theater department for two years but it feels like I’ve been with these people my whole life.  I have never seen a group of people quite as amazing as them and I know I will never experience anything quite like it.  Yes, I plan on pursuing theatre in college, however I know it won’t be the same.  I am so thankful for these people and the opportunity to have performed with them for two years.

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Being a senior in high school is amazing.  But it does come with some hard, ending moments.  However, with ever last moment, I know there will be an amazing new first experience in college.  These bittersweet moments are going to continue all through the rest of the school year and summer and that’s okay.  All it means is I will have so many exciting moments in the years to come.

xo Carolyn