Friday, July 27, 2012

College Necessities

Goodbye Wichita...Hello Lawrence!

Last night my parents told me that my Grandpa wanted to go to dinner with me and my parents at Pacific Coast Pizza ... Little to MY surprise, my entire family was throwing me a Going Away Party! I had NO idea! I was speechless (which never happens)! Anyways, we had such a good night eating pizza, chit chatting, and playing KU trivia games! My mom had emailed everyone my color scheme of my dorm room and what I still need to get, and everyone pitched in to make it happen!

I decided to put together a College Dorm Room blog for anyone who is in the same boat about leaving for college. I have separated everything into certain categories. We can exchange ideas!

~Lets get started~


First off, I had to show off my bedding... Just imagine this on a twin size bed! My (Twin XL) comforter is from The Company Store and my warm colored sheets are from Pottery Barn. As for my pillows and throw....I have my wonderful Aunt Sheryl to thank for those! Also, I can't forget my adorable Jayhawk Pillow Pet that I just adore! 

{Shower Supplies}

Next, we have all my shower supplies. these are just a few towels I have received. Just to make sure you have everything I have provided a list!

  • Shower Caddy (one that water can seep though and everything can dry easily)
  • Towels (4)
  • Wash Cloths 
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Body Soap
  • Loofah (If wanted)
  • SHOWER SHOES (especially for shared bathrooms in dorms!)
Laundry cnd be pretty generic stuff. Whatever gets the job done. I wish you could see my laundry detergent bottle, haha my grandpa decided to tape a million quarters onto it!
Here is what I am bringing....
  • Hamper (one that folds away for easy storage)
  • Hangers
  • Door hangers (for towels, robes, etc...)
  • Detergent
  • Dryer Sheets
  • Laundry basket 
  • Tissues
  • Air Freshener 
  • Trash Can
{KU Decor}

I love all my KU decor that I received. Everyone should have a little school spirit in their living space, right??
  • Once again, my Jayhawk Pillow Pet!
  • Camelbak 
  • Tumbler
  • Umbrella (you're definitely going to wish you had one of these on the first day it rains when you're walking to class!)

{Wall Decor}

Just a few random wall decorations that can come in pretty handy at times!

  • Dry Erase Board
    • One that has either a weekly or monthly schedule on it
    • One plain one for outside the dorm room so people can leave messages when you're away
  • Wall Clock
  • Body Mirror
    • One that can hang over the door 
Of course I had to have some hanging paper lanterns! I wanted more light in my dorm, but in a cute way! These are from Pottery Barn, they come in all sizes and colors. I have a bigger teal one that is coming in the mail this week. I can thank Sister {Life of Meg} for these :)

My mom and I also found these big, pink circular wall stickers. The cool part is that you can use dry erase on them too! We found these at Bed Bath & Beyond. They can be found at Office Max as well.

One thing that I did not have pictured would be a First Aid Kit.

Anyways, I hope this helped you figure out how you want to decorate your room, and figure out what you should bring. If you are not part of the college crowd, then I'm glad I could share my thoughts and ideas with you all :)

Have a Fabulous Friday!


  1. I love your cute college dorm stuff!! You're going to have the cutest little dorm room of the whole hall!

    1. All thanks to your super sweet hanging lanterns!

  2. that was THE best part about getting ready for college--getting cuuuute dorm stuff! love it!

    1. I completely agree! Getting all this stuff and envisioning what my room looks like is very exciting!

  3. Hi! First time reader from Meg's :) Looks like we're in the same boat, I head off to college in 4 weeks. Cannot wait to decorate my dorm! You have some cute cute stuff :) :) :)
    Nice to meet you! Follow back? <3

    1. Thanks so much for visiting!! It's soo much fun and makes me even more excited! I cant wait to see what you get!

  4. what a cute dorm room you will have!!

    decorating my room was always one of my favorite parts :)

    another handy thing two of my older brothers got for me was a tool kit,you never know when you will need it!

    sounds like a fun weekend and going away party!

    1. Thank you :) Oh I would have never though of that! Thanks such a smart idea! I'll look into one of those, Thanks Victoria!

  5. Makes me miss college!!!! following you now girly :)

  6. This post makes me miss my college dorm room so hard. You might grab a couple under the bed boxes - dorm rooms are notoriously crappy for storage and keepng them handy can be great for a quick "pick up" of clutter when unexpected company drops by or when you just can't take the chaos!