This post all about ocean theme dorm room ideas for college.
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Update: Project “Get Bella’s Ass To Hawai’i” was a success but a bit stressful!!
Before I share the resources for the Ocean Theme Dorm Room Ideas let me tell you about yesterday.
It was stressful because when I called Sunday morning for an update on the COVID test results from Friday we found out that it was sent to the wrong lab.
Apparently there are 2-3 day labs (stat) and 7-10 day labs (standard).
We needed the results 72hrs from departure so the test should have gone to the stat lab.
The nurse Edith at the urgent care was super helpful and saw I was freaking out (just a little) which I nicely expressed to her.
Bella had to go back in and retake the test.
The second time the cotton cue tip did not have to go as far up as the original test which was still approved by HPU.
So when Bella took off at 7:20 am we did not have the results yet.
To my surprise and amazement, I got a call at 8:30 am with the negative results.
I picked up the copy and had it uploaded for Hawai’i Pacific University’s modified quarantine by 9 am.
This was possible because I also called Sunriselabs Sunday and spoke to Kemisha.
After she saw I was freaking out she said she also had a kid in college, understood, and said she would babysit the specimen to help get it processed!
I was so grateful for her help I called to leave a message to thank her and was told they would also be letting her supervisor know as well.
Here are some pictures taken at Alaska Airlines at JFK airport.
It was so empty which is why the girls took a picture with the nice ticket agent lol.
Below is what the luggage situation was.
We were at exactly 50lb thanks to the scale I told you about.
For the past few months, my child was preoccupied so I did a ton of research but not a lot of purchasing.
You can download a copy of what was packed in the bags below.
Bella quickly realized (last night) she needed more stuff to make her dorm room pretty.
So this morning we ordered what you see here and plus more.
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One of the first items we had purchased months ago was the ocean theme tapestry from Amazon.
That was what the room was designed around.
We kept the color scheme neutral with white, gray and navy for that ocean vibe.
Despite what my daughter wanted I packed a tape measure that she DID use today to give me measurements.
Before she measured she said ohhh a 7×10 rug should be good.
Yeah ok Bella… More like 4×6!
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Here is the Ocean Theme Dorm Room items we ordered:
- Rug 4’x6′
- Mirror (over the door)
- Night Stand (3 draws)
- Metal Rolling Cart
- Vanity Mirror
- Storage Ottoman Cube (2)
- Trash Can
- Duvet Insert
- Mattress Topper
- Mesh Hamper (her request)
- Fur Body Pillow + Fill (should be 2″ bigger than cover size)
- Navy Fringe Pillows + Fill (2)
- Sleep Lumbar Pillow + Fill
- Stripe Lumbar Pillow + Fill
- Photo Lights
Yup we have way too many pillows but next year she’ll be off-campus and hopefully, the bed will be at least a full size.
From Urban Outfitters
When all was said and done this grouping was $722.95.
I would say in total we probably spent about $1000 between dorm essentials and decor.
This was definitely a different experience from when we loaded up the car to bring our son to college.
While traveling far for college is exciting it definitely requires creativity in getting everything to the dorm.
In the end, I think we did great because I had done so much research that no matter where Bella said she was going to shop from I had it covered.
Stay tuned for the dorm room photos which may be in a few weeks because a few items from Urban Outfitters were on backorder.
Also for the record we are WAY over the 5 box minimum per student.
Hopefully, this series will help anyone thinking of going to college in Hawai’i because we are literally figuring this out as we go!
Have an awesome night full of Unicorns + Rainbows!