The Tiny Collection of Things I Bought at Tempe Marketplace

Most people would just call this a “Tempe Marketplace Haul,” but I don’t think I bought enough to call it a haul. Plus, it didn’t take me a lot of effort or force to get it, and it wasn’t stolen or possessed illegally (I’m referencing Google definitions of the word haul). So while the title might be long, I think it is more accurate.

While everyone is out shopping for Black Friday Deals today, I am soaking in time with my family, but I’m definitely going to talk about shopping. During my time in Phoenix, someone I met recommended that I visit Tempe Marketplace while I was in town because it was a quickly developing shopping center. And I decided to go, after I forgot to pack a moisturizer and saw that there was an Ulta in the place. After spending a couple of hours at Tempe Market, just what did I buy?

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Unpacking My Backpack Essentials

This is the last week I have before school starts, and I know because I have been getting emails from professors about assignments they want done by the time we arrive to our first class. It makes me laugh a little, because a week ago my sister and my boyfriend were picking on me when I brought up having summer homework in high school. Now here I am, doing more summer work. Anyway, while every teacher personalizes their own supply list for class, there are some essentials that every student needs to have handy. I thought I would open up my backpack and share mine for today’s blog post before they get packed away.

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My Sorority Recruitment Survival Pack

When I was in undergrad, I would normally be preparing for sorority recruitment at this point in time. While recruitment isn’t something I miss (those were some long days, with some early mornings and some longer nights), I am grateful for the sorority experience that I had. Before I got to college, I never thought that Greek life was something that I would fit into. Despite that, it ended up being great in building my character and expanding my network. Based on my experience, I would definitely say that everyone should give it a try to see if it is something that would fit into their college experience.

Since I’m handing out that advice, I figured I might as well share some necessities that got me through the recruitment process in one piece. Whether you’re already in a sorority or looking to give the process a try, keep reading to find out what you need to keep in your backpack.

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