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About Me

Hey everyone, my name is Erin and welcome to Living Erin :)

Just a little background on me…I am from Ohio (Go Bucks!) and I am currently a 5th year undergrad at Ohio University (Go Bobcats!) and I will graduate this spring with a degree in Event Planning and a certificate in Entrepreneurship (Quick update, I did it! I graduated!!). Now, this isn’t my exact degree title but it is kind of complicated so this is a simplified version. And before you ask, no - I have no idea what I am doing after school…that’s a whole post on its own. I am currently 23 and that is just crazy to think about…wow. I am also an intern for my university Athletic Marketing and Sales Department (Yay sports!) I love animals, wine, sports, antiques, the color pink, exploring, events, and other random things here and there. I’m all over the place, it’s fine.
This is me and my buddy, Toby
So, why a blog? I have wanted to start one for a while because I love to write but I have always been scared to put myself out there.…
Recent posts

Life and Blog Update

Hey, hello, hi...I’m back! I am going to get real with you for just a sec. And then I’ll jump into the life update and future goals/plans for this blog.

So, I fell off from blogging for a little while because it started to feel like a chore and I didn’t like that. I started blogging because I love to write but that even went away for a little bit. I had so many ideas for blog posts but I just couldn’t bring myself to actually write them, which made me sad honestly. I’ve been blaming my lack of posts on the fact that I moved and got a new job and blah blah blah, but I just didn’t have that motivation or love anymore. But good news, I think it is starting to come back. I miss writing a lot and moving to a new state has been seriously inspiring. I want to stop making excuses for myself and just start doing what I love, you know? So, here's to moving forward!

So, here is an update on my life - because a lot has changed. I recently graduated from Ohio University this past May and moved …

Planning My First Event: Finding Sponsorships

For this event, we started out with a $0.00 budget. Because of that, one of the aspects of this project was to find sponsors/donors. For those of you who don’t know, a sponsorship is when a company gives you money/items and you return the favor by promoting their company either on your social media and/or at your event. A donor is basically an in-kind donation, they don’t expect anything in return. We found sponsors, mainly donors, in a few different ways.

Jackie O’s is a local brewery here in Athens, Ohio and they are extremely immersed in the community and highly respected. With that being said, it would be awesome to have them as a sponsor. Luckily, one of the TAs in my class is an employee there so she suggested that they come to our class and pick an event to sponsor (there were 5 different events in our class). For this, each event group needed to present to Jackie O’s why their event would be a good fit, what they are asking from them in terms of sponsorship, and how they presu…

Do It Yourself: Graduation Cap

Well, I did it….I GRADUATED! It was a long five years but I finally made it. And of course I had to decorate my grad cap! I didn’t want to do anything too elaborate but I still wanted it to be cute and personal. Special shout out to my good friend Rachel for giving me the idea:):)

If you haven’t read my about me then you may not know, but I just graduated from Ohio University. One of our logos is a green paw print and it is my favorite logo honestly. It is just so cute and simple, I love it. Which, I love it and this university so much, I got it tattooed on me! (cue another shameless plug to a past post). With all that being said, when Rachel suggested it I immediately knew it was perfect. I got super excited to decorate so I ran to Joann Fabrics and got all my supplies. I wanted to keep things simple, but still very extra - of course. I decided to go with a white sparkly background to fill the cap and then do a green sparkly paw print on top - I used scrapbook paper for this. As the a…

My Favorite Beauty YouTubers

Cable TV is quite expensive… and as a jobless college student, I decided that Netflix and YouTube is the way to go! With that being said, I watch a lot of YouTube - so I definitely have my favorites! I’ve been into makeup a lot lately so I typically watch beauty YouTubers. Now, this isn’t to say that I dislike anyone that I don’t mention, these are just the people I watch the most, for whatever reason!

Nazanin Kavari Naz was actually the first beauty YouTuber that I started watching. I have no idea how I found her but she is from my home city so I probably saw her on social media somewhere. Anyways, I really love her main channel videos (beauty and fashion) and her vlog channel that she shares with her sister. I just think she is super genuine and bubbly, which is fun to watch. I also really like the tutorials that she does, they are usually pretty natural - which is how I do my makeup! I have bought one product that she recommended, Too Faced Hangover Primer, and I love it! I would bu…

Planning My First Event: Securing The Venue

In my first post in this mini series all about planning my first ever event I talked about my initial thoughts, figuring out the type of event, and the importance of getting to know my group mates. Right after all of that, we needed to find the venue for this event. This was probably one of the most stressful parts of planning, and we will definitely get into that!

After we decided to have a wine and paint event on Moms Weekend, we needed to find a venue as soon as possible. My university is in a pretty small town, so all the venues are on campus, with the exception of maybe 1 or 2 in town - so we were definitely needing to have this event on campus. With this event being on a special weekend, you had to submit a request to reserve event space and then they would go through the submissions and pick which events would get the space…(instead of just simply reserving a venue if it was available). The deadline to submit this request was very shortly after we were given the project so ther…