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•simple gifts to give anyone•

Hello everyone!!

Yay!! It’s finally December!! I’m so excited, it’s my favorite month and the best time of year! Along with spending time with family and eating amazing food, there’s also giving presents!(and getting them too, but I like giving better). While giving gifts is so much fun, it can also be kinda stressful. We all know that person that you can never think of a good gift for. Don’t worry! I’m here to help!

I’ve thought of three presents that you can customize to fit pretty much anyone! They’re all pretty inexpensive and you can totally run out to the store to grab everything on Christmas Eve ;). Without further ado, let’s get on with the post!

Cookies and money:

So, for the first one, you will need to make (or buy!) some cookies. This is the part I love, where you can choose any cookie to fit the person you’re buying for. I chose gingerbread, because they are one of my favorites and my friends favorite.

I just cut out some Christmas trees and little men. I left them blank because i was kinda running out of time, oops. They turned out amazing though!

Then I put them into an adorable Christmas box and added a note. I suggest putting in money or a gift card but I was giving this with some other presents:). And you’re done! This is really simple and anyone would totally love this gift.( my aunt gave this gift to everyone in my family last year and we all LOVED it. So I speak from experience). Like, who doesn’t want food and money?

Gifts from a mug:

This one is reallyyyy simple. I just got this mug, which was pretty inexpensive. Then I added a hot chocolate packet, some candy canes and fuzzy socks! Again, this is totally customizable, you can add the person’s favorite candy or coffee if they’re more of a coffee person. Or if they’re a tea person. I could go on for literal hours!

Movie night:

I love this one so much! All you need for this is just a Christmas (or just any) movie, I added some popcorn, candy and a blanket from Walmart that was like $5. Any holiday movies work, my favorite are:

Charlie Brown Christmas

Elf

White Christmas

How The Grinch Stole Christmas( the animated version though, the other one creeps me out)

You can find some pretty inexpensive holiday movies at Walmart or other stores.

I really hope you enjoyed this post! Stay tuned for more Christmas posts! I hope you are all having a very merry week so far and I’ll see you next Monday:)

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•how I decorated my room for christmas•

Hi everyone!!

I’m genuinely very sorry for being gone for a month and just leaving you hanging. I feel terrible that I post for a couple weeks then disappear for a month. I do love blogging but I put too much pressure on myself. I decided that from now on every post is going to be something I’m proud of, and excited for you guys to read! Anyway, on to the post!

I recently decorated my bedroom, last weekend and I really wanted to show you all and hopefully give you some ideas! I personally LOVE Christmas! It’s my favorite time of year and I have tons of fun Christmas blog posts planned! (Sooo stay tuned for those ;).

Im obsessed! So for my bed, I have a reindeer pillow and a little stuffed Santa. I also added a sweater blanket that I got from Target and a fuzzy red blanket, which I’m OBSESSED with curling up with! I also have lights around my bed which just adds to the magic, I think.

On top of my bookshelf I have a little nativity with some Christmas tree branches. I grabbed a couple branches when we went and picked out our Christmas tree! I just cut off small pieces and stuck them together till I was happy with them. I also put a couple pine cones scattered around in the branches.

On my dresser, I have my advent calendar which is a penguin. ( her name is Peggy, because I know you are all dying to know) and a stuffed reindeer. On the mirror I have a gingerbread man gift tag and a Polaroid of my cat. I also put the leftover branches behind my mirror so it almost looks like my mirror is sprouting which I think looks super cute!

And lastly I put an elf hat on my tumblr quote, picture, thingy. I don’t know what it’s called. Anyway, I thought it added a cute touch and I do wear this hat a lot throughout December, so this isn’t permanent!

And that’s all folks! I hope you enjoyed and it’s awesome to blog again. I missed you guys!! I hope you are all having an amazing week so far! Have you started decorating for the holidays? What do you celebrate?

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5 more facts about me

Hello everyone!

My very first blog posts was 5 facts about me, and I had so much fun doing it! So, I decided to tell y’all 5 more facts about me!

1. I’m the youngest

I’m the youngest kid in my family, I have 3 older siblings, 2 brothers and 1 sister. 

2. I’m really shy

I have a reallyyy hard time making new friends, because I’m so shy! Once you get to know me I’m really talkative though! 

3. My ears are pierced

I got my ears pierced about 2 weeks ago. At first, I really didn’t like them, but now I love them! They’re my first piercings. 

4. YouTube is my fav app

If I could only have on app for the rest of my life, it would definitely have to be YouTube! I can’t imagine my life without it!

5. Half blood prince is my fav Harry Potter book

I told y’all how I love Harry Potter and half blood prince is probably my fav book! The movie really bugs me, it’s nothing like the book!! I still love it though!
I really hope y’all enjoyed!! I love doing these posts because, you get to learn more about me and it makes me think about myself in a different way!

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Day In The Life: my homeschool routine

Hello everyone! 

Personally, I love routines, they’re probably my favorite type of post to read. So, I decided to combine my morning, night, and school routine! This is a pretty general day. Not every single day goes exactly like this. Anyway, lets get started…

6:30-8:00 am: get ready

It only takses me an hour to get ready, but I really love having an extra 30 minutes to chill and go on social media or WordPress.

8:00-8:30: plan(and caffeinate) 

This is the time where I get my coffee and my planner, and I plan out my day. I genuinely look forward to this part of my day. It’s really relaxing and this is also the time where I’ll do my devotions.

8:30-9:00: history 

Yay, school time!! I always start out with history. It can take me anywhere from 10 minutes to 30. What I do for history changes everyday. I’m either reading or doing review or doing worksheets

9:00-9:15: science 

Science is currently my fav. I pretty much just read and answer questions so, it doesn’t take me very long.

9:15-9:45: health

I hate health. Ok, hate is a strong word, I strongly dislike health. I either read or do worksheets. Im just waiting for them to start teaching interesting topics.

9:45-12:00: homework 

I haven’t gotten any homework yet, but when I do I’ll do it now. I start classes Tuesday, so I’ll be getting allllll kinds of homework!!

12:00-12:30: lunch

Yum, Yum, Yum!! What I have for lunch completely changes everyday. Also, I’ll sometimes take a short walk when I’m done eating.

12:30-1:30: YouTube/Netflix 

This is the time where I will watch any new YouTube videos or I will watch my fav Netflix shows (which is Glee btw, it’s so good!!).

1:30-2:00: read

Now I’ll pretty much force my self to read. I try to read everyday because, I actually love to read but, if I don’t force myself to read I’ll go weeks without reading. 

2:00-4:30: get things done

This is the part where I will finish everything on my to do list and do any chores, I’ll do laundry, clean my room. I’ll respond to emails, or comments.

4:30-6:15: get ready for dance

I don’t have dance every night but, I do have something going on everynight so, it still applies.

6:30-7:30 dance 

Not much to explain here.

7:45-8:00 shower

After dance I’m all gross and sweaty so, I wash my body. I only wash my hair once or twice a week(it sounds gross but it saves me sooo much time!!) but, I do shower every night. 

8:00-8:30: dinner

I know some people think that eating at this hour is super late but, I’ve always had dinner pretty late so, I’m used to it.

8:30-9:00: wash dishes

Washing the dishes every night is one of my chores so, I get paid for it. Sometimes it takes me 10 minutes and sometimes it take me 30 minutes.

9:00-9:30: get ready for bed

I feel like this one is pretttyyy basic, I wash my face, brush my teeth, put on my pjs. I try to be completely ready at 9:30 every night but, sometimes YouTube drags me in.

9:30-10:00: read

I don’t really do this every night but I do really enjoy it. It’s something better than going on my phone for a hour. 

10:00: lights out

Now it’s finally time for me to go to sleep, good night everyone! 
I really hope you all enjoyed! Not everyday is this productive and sometimes I’ll go to the library to do my school, it really just depends!

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our coffee date

hello everyone 


Today we are having a coffee date! (Not a literal one obviously) I loooove these types of blog posts so here we go!! Ps. thank you all so much for 40 followers!! I love y’all!!

our coffee date,

We would go to a local coffee shop, because they always beat Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts in my opinion, I would order a hazelnut latte and we would sit at the table by the window.

I would thank you for coming and tell you how much I love this coffee shop. I would ask about your day, and tell you about mine.


I’d talk about school and how classes start on Tuesday for me, and I would tell you how I’m absolutely terrified. I’d tell you how I’m loving the school I am doing currently. Science is my favorite, which is a huge shock because I hate science. Im learning about animal science and who could hate that? 


*takes a sip* 

I would tell you how I’m so excited for my blog. How I have so many exciting posts planned and I would show you my planner and tell you all my ideas because I’m so excited I can’t hold it in.

I would talk about how happy I am because, my dance, drama and church has started back so I get to see all my favorite people!! 


I would tell you how I’ve been very good at keeping my goals and I’m very proud of myself for accomplishing so much. I would encourage you to make goals for yourself, however big or small.

I would tell you how excited I am for fall, and I would talk on and on about all the things I love about fall. I would tell you my plans for the fall time.

*takes a sip* 

I would take a deep breathe and tell you how thankful I am for you, that you’re here. Tell you how much you are loved, because you can never hear it too much. 

I would recommend a book or two to you, I would tell you how I’m trying to read more. I would tell you all the books on my reading list and you would talk about your favorite books or why you love reading or why you don’t like it at all.

We would watch together all the people in the coffee shop. We would listen to the people taking orders and having their own coffee dates, and we would smile together at all the happiness in the shop. 

We stand up to leave, I tell you once again how thankful I am for you and how much I enjoyed this. I would tell you, how we should do this more often. 

We say goodbye and head off on our different paths. 

My Desk Tour+ School Essentials

My Desk Tour+ School Essentials

Hello everyone! 

School has started for me!(although classes don’t start for another week hallelujah). I’m homeschooled and the most important thing for me is my desk. It has to be minimal, organized and cute. So, I thought it would be fun to share with you all how I decorate/organize my desk and my school essentials! 


I bought my desk from Target. I honestly wouldn’t recommend Target’s furniture (no hate to Target, it’s still my fav store). I’ve had this desk for maybe, two years and it fell apart when I tried to move it. I managed to get it back together though. Anyway, on the top of my desk, I try to keep very clear so that I have space for my books and whatnot. 


I usually just have my plant (which as a Hufflepuff, is super important), a candle or essential oil diffuser, because, it’s always nice to burn nice smelling things while your working. The candle I have is Leaves from Bath And Body Works. It smells like Fall in a jar. Seriously you have to go to B&BW and give it a sniff! Anyway, I also ALWAYS have my planner on my desk (but we’ll talk more about that later) 


I only have one shelf for my things(I also have cubbies, which is where I keep my school books). I have a magazine holder, which is from Office Max, that holds my notebooks. All my supplies are from Staples. I also have my pencil case and sticky notes, because they’re both necessities for me. This desk originally had two shelves but when the desk fell apart, I couldn’t get the other one to fit back in, which is perfectly fine since now I can fit my magazine holder! 


Next to my desk I have a cork board, which is where I have my school schedule and a couple of inspirational quotes like this one.


I also have lights around my desk, they really don’t do much, but I thought they looked pretty sooo, they’re staying.

MY ESSENTIALS

my planner


Like I said before, I always have my planner on my desk. I write to do lists daily and I also have everything going on for that month. And of course, it’s all color coded! 

notebooks


I feel like this is a pretty obvious one.. I always have notebooks in my desk and I HAD to show you all this notebook I got at Staples. I’m obsessed!

waterbottle


Its super important to stay hydrated while you work. I can get into a crazy working mode where I don’t get up from my desk for hours, so having a waterbottle on my desk is 100% necessary.

coffee


Did anyone actually think I was going to leave out coffee? Um, this is probably the most important thing on my desk. (And yes, since I’m homeschooled I do my work in fuzzy socks and leggings hehe) 
That’s all folks! I reallyyyyy hoped you all enjoyed this post! Thank you for reading! 

august favorites 2017

august favorites 2017

Hello everyone! 

Since August is officially over, I decided to share with you what I have been loving this month!
I am so excited for Autumn! It’s my favorite season by far. So, get excited for all the fall posts coming up! Anyway, let’s get started…


This Dove body wash is AMAZING! It’s a creamy formula with small beads to exfoliate your skin and I fell in love with this as soon as I tried it! It doesn’t have a intense small, it just smells clean (does that make any sense?). It’s really affordable and I highly recommend it! 


During August I really didn’t wear any makeup, but whenever I did I always wore this mascara. It’s super inexpensive, but it’s one of my fave drugstore mascaras (I haven’t tried many). It’s a pretty wet formula, so it can get quite clumpy, but when applied correctly it’s BEAUTIFUL! 


I’m usually not a tea-person, but I was in the grocery store looking for a warm drink for the fall-time and I found this and I am in love! It smells exactly like fall, it’s literally fall in a cup. It’s cinnamon-y with hints of orange and I can already tell I’m going to be even more obsessed with this as the days get colder! 


This month I bought myself this gum and I’ve had it for about two weeks and it’s basically gone. It’s now my absoulete favorite gum and I have to repurchase it before my classes start! 
Every time Fall rolls around I’m always searching for something to put me in that cozy mood, and without fail, watching Zoella’s videos always does that. She’s so positive and her videos are so autumnal that I’m usually binge watching them all one cold nights.

And that’s all my favorite for August! I was super busy this month so I didn’t get the chance to try out a lot of products, but hopefully in September I’ll have some more things to share with you!