Fall Bedroom Decor: make your bedroom #SpookySeason ready

    *Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. If you click on a product link or use one of my codes, I may receive a small compensation at no additional cost to you. I only recommend products I love or use myself!

    Happy official start of Spooky Season! I personally declared it fall a couple of weeks ago, but now it’s official according to the autumnal equinox. To celebrate, and since I’ve been ready for weeks, I’m sharing my fall bedroom decor.

    I usually wait until October and just throw up some pumpkins and a witchy sign and call it good. But I did that the past four years and I felt like I didn’t get enough ~fall.~ So this year, we’re going all out.

    I got most of my fall decor from Target and Michael’s so it’s all super affordable, I promise! Especially if you have self-control and don’t buy three times what you need, like me. Oops.

    My Room before Halloween Decor

    If you saw my bedroom tour last year then you know the gist of what my bedroom looked like before now. It was all basically the same, except just a little bit different of a setup.

    Whether you saw it or not, I have a few photos just to show you the before so you can see the full transformation!

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    Comparing Four Popular Gym Chains: which gym is right for you?

    As much as I loved using my college’s gym for four years, there’s no way you’ll catch me working out there now that I graduated. I don’t want to be that girl who just can’t move on, you know? So while I was in search of a new job, I was also in search of a new gym. Right away I started comparing gyms for me to join.

    Originally, I was just trying out one gym that I thought I’d love and then switch to immediately. But then I realized basically every gym gives 1-5 day passes and I could go to the gym free for almost three weeks. Fine by me!

    After trying out the second new gym though, I realized I could write a post comparing all the chain gyms I was trying out. I’ve never seen anyone do anything like this, and I love putting out content that I know can help you guys. So, today I’m going to be comparing four popular gyms that operate around the US: Planet Fitness, Crunch Fitness, LA Fitness, and Anytime Fitness. (People really need to get more creative with their gym names it seems)

    Related: How to Get Motivated to Hit the Gym

    Planet Fitness

    Planet Fitness is the one gym on here I’ve used the most. My mom, my sister, and my boyfriend all have (or had) black memberships here so I used to tag along with them as their free guest. I’ve been to at least three different locations as well.

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    Taking Advantage of Back to School Sales as a College Graduate

    *This post is sponsored by Kohl’s. Also, if you click on a link I may receive a small commission at no extra charge to you. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own and I would never share something I didn’t love myself. Thank you for supporting brands that support Life with Caitlyn.

    I may never have to show up to a classroom at the end of summer ever again (hopefully) but you bet I’m always going to be shopping those back to school sales. We are a bargain hunter in this house and will always accept a discount. Gotta take whatever we can get now that we can’t get a student discount anymore, right?

    I’m super excited about today’s post because it’s sponsored by Kohl’s and y’all I used to shop at Kohl’s all the time for BTS clothes. I’d go with my mom and we’d use all her Kohl’s Cash and it was a good time.

    Speaking of back to school and saving money, right now (from 8/2-8/18) Kohl’s is running a back to school offer where you can get $10 off your $50 purchase and can be used on all Mudd apparel! Whether you’re actually buying clothes for going back to high school or college, or just wanting to take advantage of the sales as a broke college graduate, Kohl’s has you covered with cute pieces that won’t deplete your hard-earned summer cash.

    I teamed up with them to showcase some of their pieces from their juniors Mudd line. Which spoiler alert, you may have to size up since it’s juniors, but it’s usually cheaper than shopping in the women’s section. What a fun life hack am I right?

    Now let’s get on to these back to school outfits!

    Loose Button Down and Jean Skirt

    wearing mudd button down and jean skirt
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    Job Search Resources for Post-Grads

    Job searching is rough. I’ve been looking for a full-time post-grad job since about April now. I was having such a hard time even getting emails or phone calls back until I started ramping up my search and using all the job search resources available to me.

    It’s easy to fall into the mindset that because you’re graduated someone will just want to hire you. While this might be true, and something might just fall in your lap or you may get offered the first job you apply for, it also may not happen. And it’s good to prepare and learn now that not everything goes as planned and to recognize that you may have to work harder than you did in school to get what you want. Real life is brutal my friends.

    yellow t-shirt blue and white striped palazzo pants with tan mules

    *Some of the links and codes in this post are affiliate links. If you click on a product link or use one of my codes, I may receive a small compensation at no additional cost to you. I only recommend products I love or use myself!

    So today I wanted to share all of the job search resources I’ve been using and hopefully make landing your first post-grad job, or maybe just another new job, easier for you!

    LinkedIn

    First up, we have the forever reigning LinkedIn. You’ve probably heard about using LinkedIn as an online resume since high school by now. It’s got to be the most known job search resource but how popular it is. I remember making one was a class assignment in one of my freshman seminar classes. But the thing is, no one ever really taught me how to use it?

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