It’s GRADUATION time!!

Over the past couple of weeks, I have been helping my friends and family members celebrate milestone accomplishments of graduating from high school or college. It has been a joyous time watching my friends, old classmates, and colleagues celebrate their accomplishment. But I think the proudest moment will come tonight as I watch my baby cousin watch across the stage to receive her high school diploma.  Not only is she graduating but she is graduating with honor’s, ranked number 14 in her class. Can you say #blackexcellence?

I am extremely proud of her and as she prepares for college I want to make sure I can help in every way. Seeing as undergraduate was only a few moons past for me, I can help prepare her with the things most people wouldn’t even think of. So as a gift I put together a little something something.

IMG_0136I put together a dorm room storage gift of the little things she’ll need to start her new live in a traditional style dorm. The three drawer storage container will be great for her dorm room to provide her extra space for the personals. I packed the bottom drawer with personals that comes in handy to every college student. Its filled with

  • Pads and tampons
  • Shower gel
  • Facial cleansing wipes
  • Toothpaste and mouthwash
  • Kleenex
  • First Aid Kit
  • And a few others


The middle drawer is filled with cleaning supplies. As a college student living in a traditional style dorm, I found myself always wiping stuff down and spraying everything. This drawer is packed with

  • Wet Nap wipes
  • Dawn dish soap
  • Lysol wipes
  • Scrubbing pads
  • Windex wipes
  • Hand towels
  • Comic spray
  • Hand sanitizer

IMG_0137And then there is the top drawer. Unlike grade school, colleges don’t send out school supply list.  I remember buying so many school supplies for college and never used any of them. I mean I bought a trapper keeper. Like what grade did I think I was going to. Here is mainly all you need for college

  • Spiral notebooks
  • Composition book
  • Calendar/ agenda
  • Index cards
  • Blue and black ball point pens
  • Pencils
  • Highlights
  • Post it Notes
  • Tabs
  • Staplers
  • Paper clips

Now to complete my Dorm Room delight, I made a no-sew flannel blanket, using her high school colors and mascot. And added a graduate photo album to help her cherish the brightest moments of high school.