Volant, PA Potter Fest 2017

Volant, PA Potter Fest

This past weekend I headed out to the Volant Potter Fest with my family. The Festival was a really neat idea. All of the shops along Main Street in Volant took on some sort of Harry Potter-themed area. Think Hogwarts Express, Honeydukes, Eeylops Owl Emporium, and more. There was a crazy amount of people – more than the hosts expected, I think. Read More

Your Dorm Room: Fun Decorations

8 Things to Decorate Your Dorm Room With
Photo by Kari Shea

As I’ve told you guys before, I love Society6. Every purchase supports an independent artist, and they have some great stuff. You can view some of my favorites here, and below are some that would be perfect for your dorm room and college adventures.

(Get $10 off your first order with Society6 using this link. Offer expires at the end of August 2017.)

Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That Wall Clock” by Sara Eshak

For when you’re studying for finals and you really don’t have time for . . . well, anything.

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What I’ve Learned about Friendships

Some Key Points of Friendships
Photo by Clarisse Meyer

“Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.” (1 Peter 4:8 ESV)

You need to actively care.

Actively caring comes in all shapes and sizes. It can range from the act of comforting to spending time with each other to plainly using your words to encourage. A couple key points are:

Consolation. When you have a friend who’s hurting or in a bad mood, it can be first nature to give him/her some space or to let them work things out on her own. But think: what would you like in that situation? I know that sometimes I’d like someone to help me work through my emotions. It can be hard to gauge, but the more you know your friend, the easier it will be.

Making the effort. Be the one to initiate conversation or to set up a coffee date (I’m personally awful with this one). Be intentional with what you ask, and pay attention to the answers. Find out your friend’s love language, and then find ways to use it to show him/her you care.

People are meant to be in community with others—so be involved in yours. Read More

Creation Fest NE 2017

Creation Fest Wristbands
My Creation Fest wristband, along with my backstage pass for the Fringe stage for Friday.

A couple weeks ago, I ended up going to Creation Fest NE, and it was a blast. I went with my boyfriend’s band, StillWaiting, and they played in the tournament.

The Music

We hung around the Fringe stage for the most part, watching the other tournament bands in the mornings, and the heavier bands throughout the evenings. Read More