Chit Chat + Life Updates | No. 8

chit chat and life updates 8

It’s Friday yet again and I’m back with another life update post! I planned on doing these every other week but I actually have some fun stuff to share so we’re gonna chat today. Last week I asked Ryan to write what he’s been up to because I miss #Rydays. If you’re new here, my boyfriend Ryan used to come on the blog on Fridays and write some posts! You can check out past Rydays here. Anyway, I asked him to answer some questions last week but he got too busy during the day and couldn’t fill them out by the time I wanted to publish my post. Soooo I’m sharing his answers this week!

Watching: Game Of Thrones, Master Of None, Better Call Saul, Harry Potter (every time Kayla finishes a book we watch the movie!)
Listening to: Post Malone and awaiting his new album Beer Bongs & Bentleys
Dreaming of: Nashville
Eating: Peanut Butter & Jalapeno Jelly sandwiches. I can only seem to find the Jalapeno Jelly at Target in the summer time!
Learning: That Kayla doesn’t like waking up at 5 am
Wishing: For time off to hang out in West Chester at our new place
Loving: The new brunch spots we are trying out in WC!
Planning: To watch a lot of football very soon! Also vacations!

Here’s what’s going on with me:

  • I finally got my schedule for grad school (see below). I’m SO excited for all the classes I’ll be taking and my schedule is super commuter-friendly. If you didn’t know, I’ll be commuting to Newark from our new apartment in West Chester. It’s about a 40 minute drive. If you’ve commuted to school before, hit me with ALL your tips/tricks/advice!

delaware schedule

  • I’ve gotten myself into a rut with HP. I haven’t read much at all over the past week and I need to get back into it! I’m not even halfway through Order of the Phoenix.
  • My planner post OFFICIALLY went live! I worked super hard on it and I always love scrolling through the finished product. Let me know what you think!
  • Recent purchases: my grad school textbooks (literally shelled out $250 for ONE semester… yikes) and this super cute library card tee from Bookshelf Tees (use the code CLEAROUT for 35% off)
  • This week was my last full week living in Honesdale! I can’t wait to move out and start getting ready for grad school. I have lots of fun back to school posts coming up so I hope you’re getting #excited.

What are you up to? Here are my questions for y’all this week:

  • What’s something fun you did this summer? When do you start school? The best book you read this summer?
  • The 5th book was the hardest for me to read! I read them all when I was younger, and I vividly remember that it took me like three or four tries to finish it. I kept getting a few chapters in and giving up.Hopefully you don’t quit and start all over like I did!

    • I’m trying to keep pushing through but it’s starting off very slow!

  • So cute that Ryan pops on here sometimes! I don’t think I could ever get my husband too haha. Right now we are currently in the middle of renovating our kitchen!

    • That sounds fun! He was reluctant at first but I think he likes doing it now haha

  • Love reading your chit-chats! I commute to school and I find podcasts and audiobooks are great to make the commute easier. You can also make some playlists for your drive.

    • Definitely going to download some audiobooks for sure! Signed up for my library’s OverDrive service so I can listen to some for free!

  • I LOVE jalapeno jelly and can’t ever find it…! Whaaaat!?! Is it in the jelly aisle?
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  • Yay for the new semester starting- good luck!


  • How is better call saul?!? Are you watching it with him?

    • That’s one show I don’t watch much with him. I didn’t really get into Breaking Bad until the final season so I don’t know much about it in general but Ryan seems to like it! It’s one show my dad actually watches too so I feel like it must be pretty good!

  • I really want to start watching Master of None! And I’m a huge fan of Game of Thrones too :)

    • I was a little iffy about the show when I watched the first half of season one but I’ve been catching episodes of season 2 here and there when Ryan watches them and I’m starting to like it more. I might give it a second chance! And yes… Ryan loves his GoT!

  • Our fun thing was going to SD! School starts the 28th :/ and the best book I read was probably The Perfect Girl by Gilly Macmillan!

    • My first day of actual classes is the 29th! Enjoy your last few weeks of freedom haha

  • Amanda Faber

    I had no idea they made jalapeño jelly- what?!? That sound so delicious. And good luck with grad school

    • Thanks Amanda! Yeah.. he can only ever find it during the summer but he loves it!

  • Danielle Randall

    Good luck with Grad School! My summer as been amazing settling in my new city/country! Italy!


    • Thanks Dani! I’m so jealous, I hope to get to Italy soon!

  • Something fun I did this summer was going to the Kendrick Lamar concert in DC! It was amazing! I also start school in about two weeks. I commute to school and it takes me around the same amount of time as you to get to school. Setting up a routine makes it way easier to manage your time.


    • I love Kendrick Lamar! Definitely working on a good routine. It should be easy since most of my classes start at the same time every day anyway!

  • Kaitlyn Fickle Killebrew

    I spent the summer with my family! Since I moved out and got married we haven’t spent as much time together so it was a nice change!

  • One of the fun things I did this summer was go to Bonnaroo in Manchester, TN. Good Luck with graduate school this year!

  • Kristine Circenis

    Happy back-to-school season to you! Plz come visit me in Nashville.