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BuJo #1: August 2018

Hey guys, so I started bullet journaling this month. I’ve always loved planners and using them and everything! Along with pens, it was kinda an obsession. But anyway, who cares? It’s sooo fun! Then I found out about bullet journaling. And I started, cause why not? I got a lot of inspiration online and then meshed it with my own imagination. These are the results. I will post a monthly bujo post. I have definitely gotten better since I started, so my August one I would consider my worst (other than the first page). And you’ll have to wait till next month to see better! (It does get a lot better!) 😛 I am trying to get all my spreads done through December so that I have my first semester planned out for college. I have figured out a few pages I like and then my monthly/weekly spreads. So stay tuned for the upcoming monthly bujo’s! I am so happy to share them with you! Let me know if you do bujo, we should be friends!

Here is August! Enjoy! ❤ Read more…

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New Follower Q&A: Ask me anything! + Wisdom Teeth :/

Hello everyone! I’ve gotten a lot of new followers lately, which is so awesome, thanks so much! ❤ I figured that you might have questions to ask me or would like to get to know me better, so I want to do a Q&A!

Leave a comment asking me anything! The more the merrier! Also, I would love post ideas that I can plan for, because school starts in a couple weeks and then I need them planned! 🙂

I can’t wait to read your comments–I will be answering them as soon as possible between now and Wednesday. I have my wisdom teeth surgery on Wednesday so I will be out of commission for a bit! (Wish me luck, I am a little nervous. Also if you’ve had the surgery, any tips?)

Ask away! ❤

College 2018 School Supply Haul

Hey guys! I don’t know if you all would be interested in this, but I wanted to do a “haul” of my school supplies and things I bring to school and use on a regular basis, minus the textbooks. 🙂 So…here it is! Let me know what you guys use down below, and don’t forget to subscribe to get new weekly posts! ❤

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The backpack I use is the North Face Women’s Jester. Here’s why I love it!

a. It’s super comfy and doesn’t hurt my back when I am carrying a lot of books.

b. It fits a ton of stuff and has good organization pockets in the front.

c. It’s sporty, still cute and very practical.

d. It’s durable and cleans easily.

 

My first semester I bought an ASUS laptop because I needed something very fast for the design programs, because I was studying Interior Design. When I switched to business I wanted a laptop that was smaller, handier, simple, but still fast. So I sold my other one and bought a MacBook Air 13″. Three words suffice. I Love It!

So awesome. I don’t have an Apple phone so this was my first Apple product. It took a while for me to figure out the operating system and the interface, but overall it’s very user friendly and super handy for school. It has a long battery life and I love how thin and easy to carry around it is! Read more…

5 Things I Wish I Knew Freshman Year

Here are 10 Things I Wish I Knew Freshman Year. I feel like most people write/talk about this in the hopes of helping freshmen out, but I think every freshman still wishes they knew this after the year’s out. I don’t know. What do you guys think?

These are all from my experience–add your own down below!

  1. Making a friend (or two, or three) in class is really, really helpful! To me, friendship is something to work hard for. I want great friendships, and those that aren’t great aren’t worth it to me. That’s probably why I don’t have that many friends. BUT the ones I do have are great friends! So, if you’re like me and you don’t just make friends out of the blue, getting out there and making contacts is really important. I promise it will help so much! You can study together, complain about class together, do homework together, share textbooks, or get notes if you miss class. And the friendship doesn’t have to be a long-term best buddies one either. While it’s good to be genuine, nice and kind with everyone, you don’t have to stay in touch once the semester is over….but I do advise keeping their contact info just in case…. 😛 I have so many contacts in my phone of people I probably won’t talk to ever again, but who’ve helped me, and I’ve helped them, through exams, notes and stupid homework assignments. So get out there, be nice, SMILE, and make some friends! Don’t be shy. There are nice people out there too. And who knows, you may meet your best buddy yet!
  2. Taking notes is more important than you may think. I have always really liked taking notes, and learned to do it fairly well in high school. But I didn’t know just how important notes would be in college. I expected the importance, just didn’t realize it. I advise you to take notes that aren’t literal transpositions of the professors words/textbook onto your paper. Put stuff into your own words, and that is the value of your notes. To you as well as to any classmate that may ask for them! Even for classes that to you are boring, easy, downright unbearable or you just don’t think you need to take notes for, take them anyway. It helps because a) you’ll stay awake and thinking b) when tests come around you won’t panic and c) you can make great study guides out of your own notes! (Let me know if you guys want a post on that–I made some great ones last semester AND it can be great fun!) So, take NOTES!
  3. Budget your “anti-stress, self-care” coffee expenditures. I think this applies to any year student, but mainly freshmen. I can’t say I’ve done well with this….I spent WAY too much precious “it’s only 3 dollars” last year on Chai Latte’s and the occasional breakfast. Why? First, because I don’t drink coffee, and second because when we’re stressed or tired, or both, a warm drink helps. Especially for your 8 AMs, especially at abhorred class’s exam time, especially when it’s a substitute prof. Basically any and all situations in college call for a coffee. 🙂 And I don’t want to take that away from you. Or from me! We’re just gonna have to budget. I will, I promise. Will you? Give yourself an allotted amount of money for the semester for coffee and make the rest at home. At my university, your student ID card also acts as a debit card on campus. I have never used it as such, but this semester I will for this very budget. And I’ll let you guys know how it goes….I’m up for the challenge! Are you? Let me know down below!
  4. Pack your backpack the night before. When you live in the dorms, or even if you have only afternoon classes, I guess this doesn’t really apply. But for me, because I have morning classes and have to commute, it really helps me to pack my bag the night before (just like I write everything down) because I won’t forget anything and it’s less time getting out the door in the morning. I highly recommend that and also keeping a very organized bag-helps a ton!
  5. Last but not least, find your best study place and study routine. What works best for you? Do you study best between classes, at night, in the morning? In your dorm or at the library? With others or by yourself? Do you like music when you study, or not? These little details are things that we take time to learn and they are really important. Making it easier to get your homework and studying done as efficiently and on as little caffeine as possible is our main goal. So find your niche quickly, it’ll save you time later!

P.S. One more thing: get those “buy ten get one coffee free” cards they offer you at the coffee shop. I never got them and one day realized that for the amount of times I refused I could have already had a few free lattes! It’s just another way to save money, and who doesn’t want to do that! 🙂

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Don’t Forget to SMILE!

Even if you feel silly smiling at a screen do it. Now. SMILE!

It’s scientifically proven that smiling makes your brain feel happy. Next time you’re mad at someone or frustrated at something, just SMILE. But a real, teeth showing SMILE. 😀 😀 😀

I’ve noticed when I go around shopping, school, work, just wherever, that not that many people SMILE. You don’t have to be mr. SMILE at everyone and everything all the time, but smiling at people (especially if they smile first) is a courteous thing to do. And it makes everyone feel good. Why? Because we’re transferring our joy to another person. It’s like a tiny pinch of love that we’re sending to them, whether we know them or not.

Nowadays we are so focused on what we’re doing and where we are going, mostly with our eyes on the screen in our hands, that we don’t focus on people anymore. In line at the coffee shop, getting milk like the person next to you, walking in the park and passing someone by. There’s no harm in a nice little SMILE that can brighten someone’s day AND make you feel happy!

We don’t know what people are going through, what their struggles are. Maybe their having a bad day, maybe they just had something happen to them. Maybe their life just sucks right then. Your SMILE could help them keep going.

Just like a kind word we say, a SMILE is something that makes that person feel so much better. They may even SMILE at someone else. We can touch so many people, cheer them up, make them know they are loved, if we only SMILE. It’s a chain reaction. I SMILE at you. You SMILE at someone else, and so on. Try it! You may even save a life! A precious God given life! You can let someone know they are loved and cared for, that they are worth it! I think the genuine, joyful SMILE is worth it!

So I encourage you to go out and SMILE. At your family, your dog, your friends, the cashier, the UPS guy, that random person who happens to make eye contact with you. We can change the world by smiling. We just have to try!

❤ I love you guys and am sending a big, big SMILE to you right now! 😀

 

Pottery Painting!!! 🖌️

Hey guys! The other day I went to paint some pottery with my family! I had done it once before when I was younger and painted a bird. This time I think I did much better, and I had much more fun! I highly recommend trying it if you have a pottery place near you!

So here are some pics. I painted a flower bowl that I use for my jewelry and I made the little flowers into earrings! So fun! There’s also a couple extra pics from things my siblings painted!

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Before: Earrings
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Before: Flower bowl and earrings
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After: My flower bowl

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