Freshmen Advice

Brand Ambassador, Madelaine, Offers Freshman Advice.

DSD Brand Amabassador, Madelaine, checks in from Willamette University

with some great tips for move in day. Check out her custom bedding and advice.

Confident, Competent,and Chill

Even students who arent rushing can't help but notice the excitement and frenzy surrounding Rush Week. There are parties and dresses and luncheons galore. This can be an intense time and you'll have to guard your time and choices to keep from being overwhelmed.

We have a few sugestions to keep you feeling confident, competent, and chill.


It's All You, Girl! Dorm life will be awesome!


Look forward to meeting your new dorm mate! You usually get their contact info ahead of time. Send a quick note to connect. (Maybe ask for a few of their favorite things so that you can bring a welcome treat on move-in day.) Remember, when dealing with ANYONE, seek to hear and understand FIRST; seek to be heard and understood second.

Monogram Fonts

We at DSD have found a way to simplify the customization of our products with a monogram option. See below for all available fonts.

College Orientation Essentials

You've graduated high school. College is right around the corner. But before college starts, you've got to gear up for ORIENTATION! College orientation is so useful, in more ways than you'd think. Of course, you'll tour the campus (maybe for the second time), get your student ID, choose classes, and fill out tons of paperwork, BUT you'll also make college career-long friends, sign up for classes (great time to ask for advice), and learn which caf foods are fab and which ones to avoid. DSD scoured college orientation pages for the essentials.

DSD's Exam Survival Guide

With exams just around the corner, it's time to focus and de-stress so that you can finish strong! Here are DSD's favorite tips and tricks to ensure a successful college exam week (check out our Pinterest board for more!):

PIN OF THE WEEK: Dorm Emergency Kit

Browsing on Pinterest is great for DIY project ideas, quotes, and inspirational anything. Our favorite Pin for this week reminded me of when I moved into college. My grandmother packed an emergency kit for me in a plastic tub and left it for me to find. Of course, I did find it exactly when I needed it most.

7+ Ways to Live it Up: The College Survival Guide [Book Review]

It's starting! DSD has started receiving larger orders, marking the beginning of what we affectionately call "Dorm Season." We know incoming freshman have tons of questions. There is a lot to expect from college and dorm life, while we know you're going to have a blast, the adjustment can be daunting. 


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