April Rewind

april rewind

The month of April was a good one, friends!

To start off, my birthday was on April 2nd and I had so much fun. On Friday night (the eve of my birthday), I was invited to go to West Chester by some of my friends who live there. Kelly came with me even though she wasn’t 21 and I’m SO glad she did because she helped document the night! The pictures and videos from that night are definitely something I’ll cherish forever haha.

21st Birthday Barnabys

21st Birthday cupcake

After my birthday, my family adopted a dog! Her name is Grace and I wrote a whole post on her adoption story, so be sure to check it out! It’s an amazing story and she has been such a perfect fit to our family ever since.

Meet Grace

The next weekend, I drove up to New York where I’ll be staying this summer and interviewed at a day camp to be a counselor. I ended up getting the job, so that was super exciting and I can’t wait to spend this summer being a camp counselor and working with little preschoolers!

April also happens to be the month that one of my favorite PSP events takes place in! Alpha Beta is the chapter of Phi Sigma Pi at the University of Maryland and my school’s chapter gets to go every year. It’s an ICR event which means that chapters from all over the country come and hang out. The weekend is full of dancing, fun, and volleyball!

alpha beta

Then, to close out the month, classes ended and I got through a week of finals! I took my last one yesterday and I’m finally FREE and home for the summer! It feels so good to be done with my junior year, I’ve had a busy and challenging two semesters.

Now, if you’ve been reading these monthly rewind posts for a while, you know that I normally discuss my current reads/reviews in them! I hope to be reading much more this summer so I will go back to writing book review posts when I finish a few books. Hopefully you’re excited to see what I plan on reading this summer and what I think of the books!


Using Snapchat to Promote Your Blog + Tricks to Try (Seashells + Sparkles) — LOVED this post from Rachel this month on Snapchat! I love using Snapchat to get some behind the scenes peeks into bloggers’ lives and learn more about them.

Stop the Glorification of Busy (Cristina Was Here) — Cristina shares some AMAZING tips here in this post. One of her recommendations was to turn of social media notifications on your phone and it’s such a freeing and amazing thing to do! I check my apps less and it allows me to relax and spend less time checking my phone.

What to Carry in a College Backpack (Dani Dearest) — I loved the recommendations Dani shared in this post! I carry most of the same things in my backpack and they’re all super necessary.

How to Use Instagram Like a Pro (The Classic Brunette) — Sami’s tips are amazing and totally helpful if you’re looking to grow your Instagram following organically and without much added stress!

8 Ways to Make Your Mornings Easier (Molly on the Move) — I absolutely love Molly’s simple (but effective) tips!

Published Posts in April

Guys Behind the Blog: March Edition — Ryan and I answer some questions for the March installment of Guys Behind the Blog! Look out for April’s Guys Behind the Blog post coming tomorrow!

March Rewind

Meet Grace — The super cute, super sweet story behind how/why we adopted our dog!

How to Graduate from College on Time — Sharing some of my best tips to ensure you graduate on time! AND I included my course/credit planner and tracker for FREE! All ya gotta do is leave your email so I can send it out to ya!

How to Survive a Library Study Session — What I bring with me when I study in the library!

A Day in Old City — Ry and I had a great time exploring Old City two weekends ago and I shared some cute pics on the blog!

Ways to Help Pay for College — This is a sponsored post I did with College Ave Student Loans on some ways you can help reduce that post-grad debt!

  • Grace is so so cute! Happy belated birthday!
    Mikayla | A Seersucker State of Mind.

  • THANKS SO MUCH FOR INCLUDING ME. Love all these photos and links!

    Rachel | http://www.seashellsandsparkles.com

    • Of course! Thanks for writing such great posts!

  • Your bday looked so fun and Grace was adorable!


  • I love this series idea!

  • Happy belated birthday! Always great to have someone there to help document it all.

  • Amelie

    It seems like you had a lot of fun! I can’t wait to see what you’re planning on reading!

    Amelie | http://awanderersadventures.wordpress.com

    • I can’t wait to get started on all of the books I’ve accumulated this semester haha.

  • It seems like April was an amazing month for you. Happy belated birthday and congratulations on the summer job and the new dog <3

  • Kayleigh

    Looks like you had such a great month!

  • Molly O’Connor

    Happy belated birthday!! Looks like you had a wonderful month, I hope May is just as great! Thanks for sharing my post, I’m so glad you enjoyed it 😀

  • adriana nudo

    Your pup is SO cute! Congrats on finishing the semester, I just finished mine too and am graduating next weekend!! Feels so good!

  • April looks like a fun month and I hope you had such lovely birthday!

    Nicole // Chronicling Home

  • Savannah Ward

    This looks like a big month for you!! I love seeing your puppy snapchats, so sweet.

  • Happy Belated Birthday! I really loved the blog post on “Ways To Help Pay For College.”