The moment you’ve been waiting for is here… finally moving out of your shoebox dorm room. Finally getting out of those… let’s say interesting communal showers. You survived freshman year and you’re moving into your sorority house aka what you’ve been looking forward to since you got your bid card. It will probably be the best year of your life and come May, you’ll be begging to stay another year. To help make your year in the house awesome, we at Epting Events have compiled our favorite tips for decorating your new home away from home!
I am constantly looking for new DIY ideas that are affordable and can make my college home-away-from-home feel festive for the spring season! Mason jars are perfect for decorating—they are a Southern staple. I began searching for decorating tips that used these easy accents and was delighted to find ombré mason jars!
After the holidays I always find myself with random bits and pieces of leftover ingredients. Like the one and a half cinnamon sticks sadly sitting by themselves in the pantry after a serious apple cider binge. Or the dismantled pomegranate strewn about the fridge due to a frantic decision to add some flair to the cranberry sauce this year. And since we are currently a week and a half into January, and New Years is the last holiday I can technically claim, some these ingredients are getting to be a little wilted to say the least. [Read more…]
In my backyard at home in Tifton, Georgia there are several giant Christmas trees. Okay, they’re actually fir trees or spruce trees or something, but I’m no forestry expert so I’m going with Christmas trees. Each year these holiday giants put out little seedlings that grow into mini Christmas trees. While the baby trees are ever so cute, they clutter the landscaping and have the potential to eventually choke the parent trees’ roots.
One of my favorite holiday memories as a child is making little Christmas crafts. I would get out the neon felt, pom poms, and glitter, lots and lots of glitter, and go to town making gaudy Christmas trees, snow men, Santas, whatever my little heart desired. My mom would dutifully display these treasures around the house for our guests to ooh and awe over. Now when my family unpacks the holiday decorations, we still find glitter remnants from these crafts covering the ornaments. It’s a nice reminder of Christmases past plus an excellent reason to break out the vacuum.
I have a brother that is impossible to buy a good Christmas gift for. The newest, coolest techno gadget? He got it three months ago. Tickets to the awesome concert that’s happening in his neighborhood? Saw that band before they were even cool. Twice. [Read more…]