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Hi, my name is Bethany!

I am 22 years old, and just graduated from Appalachian State University!  I majored in Middle Grades Education with a concentration in English and Social Studies.  I am currently working in an Afterschool Care program, as well as tutoring and substituting until I find a full time teaching position.  I have one younger brother who is in middle school, and I am a very family oriented person.  I am also currently in a relationship with a wonderful man who attended Appalachian as well!  Some of my passions include baking cupcakes, packing, essential oils, and blogging, and I am absolutely crazy about Disney!

I created this blog in 2012 and at the time, I was a high school sophomore ecstatic about going to the beach and in need of an outlet for projecting that excitement.  Since its creation, the goals of this blog have slightly changed and matured as I have.  Most of my posts are now focused around my life, including travel, as well as special events and my daily activities. I also enjoy posting about baking, drinks, and other recipes, as well as makeup, subscription boxes, essential oils, packing, and planning. If you can't tell, it's a pretty eclectic mix, but writing about each of these things truly sparks joy in my life!

Let's Connect!
Personal Instagram - www.instagram.com/bethanyallen15
Influenster - This is a site where you sync up all of your social media accounts and they will send you products to review based on your interests: www.influenster.com/refferal.  You can also follow me and we can boost each other's chance of receiving boxes!  You can find me here: https://www.influenster.com/summertimesweety15
MyPetalClub - This is a period subscription box which sends a combination of products of your choice to your door perfectly in time for "that time of the month"!  Use the code SUMMER and get your first box for only $3.50!
Swagbucks - This is a site where you earn points to get rewards, and it really works! If you want an invite you can e-mail me (allenfamilyvacationplans@gmail.com ) or paste this referral link (swagbucks.com/refer/beachbabe15 ) in the box when you sign up!
Groupon - A shopping website where everything is super cheap! www.groupon.com/visitor_referral


Also, if you need to get in contact with me for a sponsorship or endorsed content you are welcome to email me at: allenfamilyvacationplans@gmail.com

Or send letters/packages to: 
Bethany Allen
ASU Box 09665
Boone, NC 28608

My friends and I on our senior trip to Myrtle Beach after graduation!  You can see all of our crazy antics here: What I Did This Month: Summer 2015 Part 1

My trip to Hilton Head in South Carolina a few years ago!  You can see the highlights of it here: What I Did This Month: Summer 2015 Part 2



My trip to Disney in August 2016!  It was the most fun, and you can find details on each day of our trip here: Disney 2016


One of my favorite high school senior pictures... I plan to use it as my business card one day when I open my Cupcake Bakery!
My super cute dorm room which totally looked this polished and clean all the time... If you want a full dorm tour you can check it out here: College Countdown: Dorm Tour





My sweet roommate and I at a pumpkin patch!
My second year apartment!  You can get the full tour here: Apartment Tour + Fall Decor!
My favorite person <3


And then Graduation from Appalachian State University!  You can get the full graduation recap (as well as everything else I did during my year off) here: 2018 Recap Part One (January-July) and 2018 Recap Part Two (August-December)


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