One Year of Blogging + Giveaway!

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Today is a very special day for me, it's The Arizona Prepster's first birthday!!! Yes, The Arizona Prepster has been online for one year! It's incredible to me that this blog is already one year old and I cannot believe that I am writing this post! 



So one year ago today I decided to hit "publish" on my very first post and I have never looked back. I have met so many fabulous bloggers, even one who goes to ASU and another who lives in the greater Phoenix area, in the past year and they really are some great people!

Lifestyle

July Resolutions Update

9:00 AM

I know this post is coming two days earlier than normal but that's because something special is coming on Friday so stay tuned! {I'm super excited about it!!}


One | Spring 2015 Dean's List: Achieved!

Beauty

BOXYCHARM Unboxing | July 2015

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Here is my unboxing of my July Boxycharm box! Enjoy! I'm so excited to try out this month's products {and plan more videos for you!}

Blogging

Create Your Blog Graphics with Canva

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Making collages and graphics is a huge part of blogging and many bloggers just starting out are not comfortable spending money on Adobe Photoshop. Many are just looking for something simple to get their feet wet. Well, one {free} option I have found is Canva

College

Getting Your Roommate

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It's about the time of year where schools are starting to send out roommate assignments {if you didn't already choose your roommate}. Moving in to a new place with a complete stranger can be very scary {it was for me}. This is also the time to determine who is bringing what to the dorm. You don't want to have two of everything, or worse, none of anything.


When you get that email, the only thing your school may give you is their school email address, so you're first going to have to email them.

Travel

Friday Favorites: Lake Tahoe

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First off, I want to say that I'm all signed off on my training and am officially a gate agent! I'm so excited {and so done with training}. Okay, now to this week's favorites! This past weekend, I went to Lake Tahoe with Matt and {although there was a lot of some stress involved} I still enjoyed the area. So this list of favorites is going to be anything and everything of what I enjoy about Lake Tahoe.

Lifestyle

8 Photos of Happiness

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Thank you Hannah of The Swirl for tagging my in your 8 photos of happiness post! I'm so excited to pick these pictures and share them with you! First, I want to share the rules of this post with you!
  • Thank your nominator and link them in the post!
  • Link to the creator (Ariel’s Little Corner of the Internet)
  • Post your 8 photos of happiness (the photos can be anything that represents a moment, object, place, or feeling that makes you happy)
  • Either choose to write a description of the photos + why they make you happy, or you can let the photos do the talking!
  • Spread the happiness by tagging up to 10 other bloggers!
So here are my eight pictures!!

Jingles is one of the best things that has ever come into my life. She is so sweet and so adorable. She makes me so happy and I'm so glad that she chose us to trust and take care of her!
Prom was so much fun and I'm so glad that I got to spend it with Matthew. I felt so beautiful and like a princess. It was such a fun night! 

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Rose Parade 2014!!
Getting to be in the Dodgers dugout was amazing!
I'm so glad I got to see Pentatonix {one of Matt's favorite a capella groups} live in concert!
My cousin's wedding was such an amazing and love filled day. She looked so beautiful and happy!
I love Christmas time and seeing the tree up at my house makes me so happy! I love getting to spend the holidays with my family!
There are so many more pictures that make me happy, it was so hard to just pick these eight.

I tag:

Mikkaela of The Southwestern Prepster
Alex and Jen of Skyscrapers and Palm Trees
Zoe of The Peculiar Prep
Seersucker Sass
Lauryn of Adoration Studios
Kelsey Kurtz of College & Kindness
Rachel of Seashells + Sparkles
Emma of Seeking the South
Sydney of Sincerely Syd
Alexandria of The College Stylist

I can't wait to see your pictures!

-XOXO
Check out The Arizona Prepster on Social Media below!!

College

Get Yourself Read for Freshman Orientation

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Summer is here and that means that it's time for fun in the sun freshman orientation! Orientation can be very nervewracking, you are thrown a bunch of information about move-in, clubs, academics, and anything they can throw at you but then you also have to pick out your schedule then and there! It's okay, it's not the end of the world!


First off, you'll have your parent {guardian, aunt, etc} with you {up until scheduling} so you won't be completely alone. Second, they know you're nervous and are expecting you to ask questions, so ask! So here are some of my tips to help you conquer your orientation! First I'm going to go into what to bring, then I'm going to get into the tips!

Lifestyle

Netflix Binge: Grace and Frankie

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I've been searching Netflix in my {lack of} free time trying to find some awesome series' on Netflix {trying to stay with Netflix  produced series' as well}. Well, this past week I saw Mikkaela of The Southwestern Prepster tweet about a show called Grace and Frankie and I just had to check it out!


In summary, Grace and Frankie is about two women who's husbands have left them, for each other! Yes,  you read that right, the husbands are now together. Jane Fonda plays Grace, Lily Tomlin is Frankie, Sam Waterson is Sol {pronounced Saul}, and Martin Sheen portrays Robert. It is a very funny show with quick one-liners.

I definitely suggest checking it out, however there is only one season because it debuted in May {It has been renewed for a second season though! I watched the first two episodes before I considered myself "hooked", that's just what I do. My thinking is, of course they're going to try and make the pilot awesome, I have to watch past that to determine if I truly like the show.

I can't wait for next season! What are some of your favorite shows to watch on Netflix, I'd love your recommendations!

-XOXO
Check out The Arizona Prepster on Social Media below!!

Lifestyle

June 2015 Favorites

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June is over and I feel like it's been the longest thirty days of my life. I had spent three of those weeks sitting in a classroom and it just dragged on. Anyway, now that June is over, it is time for my June favorites!

There was supposed to be a video for this month but due to technical difficulties, I could not film it, I apologize!

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Renpure Argon Oil Conditioner

I loved this conditioner since I bought it a couple of months ago. I do not use the shampoo {pictured above} because I use a different one but the conditioner alone does a great job! It definitely does what it says it's going to do and I'm very thankful

Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Dry Shampoo

This is my very first dry shampoo and I love it! It does a great job at sucking up the oils from my hair and making it easier to style! It doesn't leave a white cast on the top of my head and blends through my hair very easily!

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer

I love Maybelline and this product has not let me down! This concealer does not cake up under my eyes and does a wonderful job at covering up my dark circles! It's also not heavy around my eyes and also does a pretty good job at covering up acne on other parts of my face!

ncLA Nudes Nail Lacquer

I've loved this nail polish since it came in my Boxycharm box! It goes on smooth and dries very quickly!It may be $16 but it is very much worth it!

What are your favorites from the month of June?! Let me know!

-XOXO
Check out The Arizona Prepster on Social Media below!!

Lifestyle

Motivational Monday #7

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Happy Monday! It's the first Monday of the month and that means it's time for another Motivational Monday! 


This month I'm going to talk about reaching for those summer dreams. Many people use summer for the things they usually can't do during the other seasons, so I'm going to {hopefully} give you the motivation to do those things!

Lifestyle

Happy Fourth!

12:00 PM


Happy Fourth of July everyone! This post will be short and sweet since I'm sure you're all spending time with family and friends enjoying today {hopefully!}. I don't have anything exciting planned, just staying at home relaxing with Jingles because Matt is working today. Even though I'm not really doing anything I'm still going to wear something patriotic because why not?! So here is what I'm wearing today!

Lifestyle

Friday Favorites: Fourth of July Outfits

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Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all had a fabulous week! I started my on the job training and it's been crazy; I can't wait to tell you about it! Fourth of July is tomorrow and that means that Bloggers from around the blogosphere {including myself} have been blogging about what to wear to those BBQ's and fireworks shows!

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