Down to a Science: Moving

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

I'm in the process of moving (again...I know) and I thought I would share some of my favourite products and tips with you! 

TIP: Pack items according to the room in which they will end up. This cuts back on digging through boxes to get everything to it's rightful place. If everything meant for the bathroom - ends up in the bathroom during the move, you've already won half the battle. 

Ultra Latch 70-qt. Storage Boxes
Favourite Item: Clear Totes - Target

TIP: Get rid of things you don't need. After living in one place for a while, people tend to accumulate a lot of 'stuff'. Whether it be free pens or impulse buys, we can all afford to toss some 'stuff' before moving. 

Sharpie Ultra Fine Tip Permanent Markers - 25ct
Favourite Item - Colourful Sharpies

TIP: Label, label, label! It's so important to label everything when you're moving! I also like to keep a list of what I have already packed so that I don't leave anything behind. Refer to tip one on appropriate labels. I swear by the "where it's going" method rather than the "what's inside" method.

Favourite Item: Labels - Martha Stewart for Avery

TIP: Pack a separate bag with a few outfits and necessities. Chances are you aren't going to get to unpack and organize everything in one day. So pack an overnight bag with some clothes and toiletries so that you are not flustered trying to find your favourite pair of Tory Burch flats the next morning!

Favourite Item: Overnight Bag - Vera Bradley 

What are some moving tips you swear by?


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Preppy Scientist Playlist (Number 13)

Monday, April 29, 2013

I've been listening to a lot more music than usual (mainly to keep me distracted) and have found some really great stuff that I am excited to share with you!

Constant Conversations - Passion Pit

Ain't it Fun - Paramore 

Clarity - Zedd

Beat This Summer - Brad Paisley 

I Need Your Love - Calvin Harris ft. Ellie Goulding


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Midweek Motivation

Wednesday, April 24, 2013


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(Sun)shades of the Season

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

I desperately want these sunglasses. 
They are g o r g e o u s. 

but they also carry a $600 price tag.

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Crew Cuts

Monday, April 22, 2013

I have to admit that I have an unhealthy obession with Crew Cuts. I mean - I don't have children to dress nor can I wear those clothes, but I still swoon over how perfect they are.

Classic yet fun, Crew Cuts gets it right every time: 

Isn't everything just perfect? 

Hopefully someday (in the far future) I can dress my children in everything Crew Cuts!


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Wednesday Words

Wednesday, April 17, 2013


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Ted Talks

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

I've recently come across Ted Talks (one cannot study for exams 24 hours straight) and I've fallen in love! 

The first one I ever watched was "If I Should Have A Daughter" which deeply inspired me! Not only are the two poems incredibly moving, but the following story about loving what you do and making it your own, is something that really struck me. 

It's so important to be passionate about what you do and share that passion with others, because there is always something that another person can learn from you!


edit: this post was queued prior to the events in Boston. I offer my sympathy and prayers to all those affected. 

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Nancy Drew

Monday, April 15, 2013

I've been inspired by everything Nancy Drew lately. I grew up reading the books and I always wanted to be just like her. It's one of the reasons I chose to go into Forensic Science at school! Aside from being really good at catching the bad guy - Nancy Drew was great at everything! I fell in love with the film in 2007, and I especially loved the way they styled Emma Roberts as Nancy! Every outfit is something that I would love to wear!

Some pieces that remind me of Nancy Drew:


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Wednesday Words

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

One of my all time favourite quotes!


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Preppy Scientist Playlist

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

It's finally starting to warm up which is really exciting! So many 'summer songs' are being released, and my playlist is ever growing!

Heart Attack - Demi Lovato

Still Into You - Paramore

Somebody's Heartbreak - Hunter Hayes

22 - Taylor Swift


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Wednesday Wisdom

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

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Pantone Spring 2013

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

I'm always intrigued by the colours that Pantone forecasts for different seasons. 

I'm not an overly trendy person, but I still think it's a lot of fun to see how designers work these colours into their spring collections, as there is always a lot of variety in the ways that these colours are used!

This years collection

How perfect for Spring?

Look at how beautifully Kate Spade incorporated these Spring colours into a beautiful dress!


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April Showers

Monday, April 1, 2013

It feels like March just flew by! 

I'm grateful for April however, because it means that summer is right around the corner! 

I'm all about the little things in life, including shopping for April umbrellas. It's pretty hard to look cute when you have to dress for rainy weather - but I think these adorable umbrellas are a perfect accessory for the dull days ahead! 
Lilly Pulitzer Umbrella - Chiquita Bonita


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