HAPPY OCTOBER!!!

Am I the only one who is shocked that there are only two more months of 2018?? Crazyyy. This year has gone so fast, but I am so excited about the upcoming holidays! Fall is my absolute favorite time of the year and I have already indulged is so many pumpkin spice treats  (Yikes, I need to slow it down).

I am most excited for October because I watch the 31 days of Halloween, which is movies like Hocus Pocus, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and The Corpse Bride (My favs!). I actually already started watching the Halloween movies because I just couldn’t wait, I am Fall READY.  My favorite parts of October is he weather beginning to change, seasonal movies, and all of the delicious pumpkin spice!

I hope you all have a wonderful October and enjoy all of the goodies this time of year has to offer!

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10 Reasons Fall Is My Favorite

It’s finally fall!!! This is my favorite season of all and I am so excited for it!

10 Reasons Fall is My Favorite

  1.  Fall means all of the Holidays are coming up! Halloween, Thanksgiving (for Americans), Christmas and New Years!
  2. Pumpkin Spice! The yummiest flavor for Oreos, cinnamon buns, donuts, etc!
  3. The weather is changing
  4. Seasonal movies! I just love watching Halloween and Christmas movies.
  5. Pumpkin PIE- The best
  6. Haunted houses with friends
  7. Decorating- so fun and cute
  8. Pumpkin Patches and Hay rides
  9. All of the cute outfits- Fall is the best because it’s not too hot and not too cold
  10. Bonfires!

What’s your favorite season??

Self declared insomniac?

All of my life I have had some issue with falling asleep. I remember as a small child my bed time was very early because it would literally take me HOURS to fall as sleep. Not much has changed!

I don’t know what it is, but I do know my mother has a similar issue. Since I have such a hard time with falling asleep I thought I would share some tips for how I get to sleep.

Background noise- for me, if I lay in silence, my mind will race and I’ll never be able to relax. Sometimes I use peaceful music, other times I put on reruns of one of my favorite shows. I make sure they are reruns so that I dont get caught up trying to pay too much attention (something that will keep me awake).

Melatonin- now, I’m not trying to push any kind of pill taking or anything like that. This is just a tip you may or may not take it if you chose to. Melatonin is something your your body naturally makes, and these tablets help you relax. They dont force you to sleep, but simply relax you enough to get to sleep.

Chamomile Tea- The ingredients in chamomile tea have calming agents to help you get relaxed and fall asleep.

These are three of my main tips for getting to sleep the natural way, I hope this helps those of you who have trouble sleeping and if you have a different tip be sure to leave it in the comments! I’m always looking for new ones.

Are you a self declared insomniac?

19 Things I have learned Since Becoming An Adult

Lately I have seen so many posts on some number of things a person has learned since becoming an adult and they got me inspired to do my own! Basically I turned 19 in May, I have been an adult for over a year now! Now, lets get to reflecting…

19 Things I Have Learned Since Becoming An Adult

  1. Having money saved is SO important and needs to be started ASAP. I have always been aware of this fact, but the older you get the more it becomes an essential. Just a few months ago the air in my car broke AND I LIVE IN ONE OF THE HOTTEST, MUGGIEST PLACES IN THE U.S ( AKA Florida)! Having money saved for situations like that saves SO much stress
  2. Friends really do come and go. As a college student, I have about 16 weeks in a class before I am in a new one, filled with different people. This means I may meet people I enjoy, study with them, and never see them again after we takes our exams.
  3. No one is a super human. I am very much a perfectionist (hate to admit that) and I really push myself in all aspects of my life. Usually pushing myself is great, but it puts me in a state of disarray, anger and sadness when I fail or cannot handle as much as I’d like to.
  4. Grad school is a great idea. I have always pondered the thought of grad school, but never really made the decision as it seemed so far away. Now I am heavily considering attending.
  5. Everything happens for a reason. Another fact I have always been aware of, but now that I am more of an adult and experiencing MUCH more, being put into situations where this fact applies- it is much harder to accept.
  6. I am SO lucky for all of the opportunities I have had and continue to have!
  7. Communication AND space are the two most important things you can have in a relationship.
  8. Pizza hates me and I love it– Seriously if I eat too much pizza, I will have the worst stomach trouble of my life!
  9. “Variety is the spice of life” A quote from my Grandmother
  10. Getting out and having fun is not bad or wrong! For so long, I associated going out places with trouble, but having a night out with your friends is good and healthy for you!
  11. 5 classes at a time is not always the best idea.
  12. Health is NOT a joke and should not be taken for granted.
  13. Rude people are actually unhappy with themselves. As a young girl, I always thought this was only partially true, but as I get older and work with the public, this is clearly the truth.
  14. Buying a home is SO stressful…and expensive
  15. Gas (for my car) is something that I REALLY do not like to spend money on (actually the worst).
  16. Owning up to mistakes is something so many people WON”T do ?!
  17. I have spent my whole life building my confidence I, if someone doesn’t respect me , they have to go. This was something I read on Twitter and I realized that it was actually the truth!!
  18. Having my priorities right and staying organised is what it takes to be successful.
  19. This was really hard to write

What’s something you have you learned since becoming an adult?

How Do You Define Success?

 

It seems as though we are always under some kind of pressure, almost trying to prove ourselves and that what we are doing is right. Where should we be at this age? Who defines where we need to be? Are we making enough MONEY? Being a young adult can be quite confusing as we are all just trying to figure out who we are.

I am a college student, meaning I am constantly interacting with new people and engage in conversations about what we want out of life. College is the perfect place for those conversations, might I add. We are all there to work on our individual futures. These conversations are always so interesting to me and get me thinking about how many different ways a people can define success. Even though we’re all relatively close in age, so many of us are on completely different pages. Some people are married with children, some are partying and being free, others are taking time to travel the world. It’s quite interesting to see how different people define success and how they accomplish so much.

I was talking with Juan-Andres about 5 things that make me feel the successful (so far) in my young life and why they make me feel so successful. I thought it would be good to share them with you all and that is what I will be doing here.

Loving who you are and what you have This is the most important! If you are not happy with yourself, your life, and what you already have, then wherever you go, there you are. Be grateful.

Living for yourself So many of us live to please others, but the truth is.. you don’t live for them- You live for YOU. Do what you love, what makes you happy (within reason of course) and don’t feel bad about it.

Healthy relationships I believe that surrounding yourself with loving, uplifting people is a big factor to measuring success. Personally, nothing makes me happier than having the love and support from the people that I love and support myself.

Being happy with what you do To me one of the most prominent definitions of success would be to love your work. Work is what you do every day for most of your life, being happy in that work will only make you a happier being!

FINANCIALS I made this last because while financial freedom is a BIG way I measure success, it is not the only way. Nor is it the most important way. In my opinion, one of the greatest feelings is not having to rely on others for financial support. I may still be in college and my family supports me quite a bit, I do support myself the most I can- and it feels great.

So, how do you define success?

7 Things To Do When You’re Feeling Burnt Out

 

Sometimes we get overwhelmed for one reason or another, it could be when we do the same thing day after day, we have a heavy work load, we are stressed out, etc. . I try to blog as often as possible and most of the time it is a truly great, comforting experience. I check my emails, post to Instagram, write. Occasionally though, I do have moments of burn out because I also work and I am a full time college student. At those times it can be incredibly difficult for me to be inspired and create new content. When this happens, I like to give myself a little pep talk and take a much needed break.

  1. Take a break AND don’t feel guilty about it!
  2. Look for inspiration- Pinterest is a great place for that!
  3. Remember why you started
  4. Take a moment to be grateful for all that you have. This will bring a new found positivity to you’re mind!
  5. Create a plan on how to get back of track.
  6. Do not stress. Give yourself the time you need to come back stronger.
  7. Change up your routine! Add some spunk into your life. Curl your hair instead of straightening it, have different meals, take a walk instead of watching and extra episode of whatever it may be, just change it up!

How do you handle feeling burnt out?

21 Things To Do This Summer

Summer is my favorite time of the year and now that it is finally here again, it’s time to enjoy all of festivities the warmer months bring. Technically, it’s pretty much always summer here in Florida, but us natives can tell the difference! Having it be officially summer is so much more fun! Summer is my absolutely fav because it’s when I feel most free. Growing up, summer vacation means SCHOOL’S OUT! Even now in college, my class schedule is much lighter during summer, which makes this time of year so special. This is the best season of all! I’ve got a whole bucket list of activities I’m definitely going to accomplish before this season is through.

21 THINGS To Do This Summer

  1. Go to a drive in movie
  2. Buy some fresh flowers and liven up your space!
  3. Visit a local farmers market, the peaches and watermelon are my summer favorites
  4. Hit up the theme parks!
  5. Try summer nail art
  6. Create an oldies playlist and jam out
  7. Take a road trip with your favorite people
  8. Try out a music festival!
  9. Work on a summer reading list- Find some hidden jems in your library
  10. Have a picnic
  11. Go camping
  12. Have a barbecue with your loved ones
  13. Have a movie night with popcorn and yummy treats
  14. Be a tourist in your own city
  15. Have a pamper day
  16. Go canoeing
  17. Stay up late and stargaze
  18. Go bike riding around the city
  19. Make some homemade ice cream- I really wanna try peach flavored!
  20. Try yoga
  21. Grow some herbs or veggies for your kitchen

My boyfriend on what makeup is

I was browsing around, looking for some blog post ideas and came across this one from Barely there beauty, so credit goes to her and you can find her post here.

I am a big ol’ makeup lover, I wear makeup pretty much everyday and I thought this blog post was very fitting. I honestly don’t know what I was expecting or how much I figured he knew about makeup, buuuut you guys will love it!

PRIMER

“The thing you put on your face before you put on anything else.” Yes! Good job hun, we’re off to a good start!

FOUNDATION

“See that’s where it gets confusing for me. Foundation to me, is what you put on before anything else, but that’s primer… So, is that what you put on your face after primer?” UHH, yes..

CONCEALER

“The shit you put on your face to conceal shit.” I mean, you’re not wrong…

POWDER

“Powder is like the stuff that ummm…. is powderrr?… I don’t know what it’s used for.” LOL this one is okay because I use powder all over my face, for many different reasons. I’LL LET THIS ONE SLIDE!!

BRONZER

“The stuff that makes you shine.” uhhh noo bb. Actually, where did you get that from!

CONTOUR

“Contour is the shadow thing.” I always tell him that the point of contouring is to create shadows on the face soo, he’s good!

HIGHLIGHT

“That’s actually the shit that makes you shine!” LOLOL YES.

BLUSH

“Makes you have rosy cheeks.” AWWW!! YES.

BROW POWDER

“Powder you put on your eyebrows, I don’t know wtf it’s for though!” bb you have a potty mouth!

EYESHADOW

“I know what it looks like, but I don’t know how to put that into words..wait maybe i’m confusing it with mascara?” *me explaining eyeshadow is the colorful stuff I put on my eyelids* “OHH I was getting it confused with the black line shit, but THAT’S mascara” ME: WAIT WHAT??? That’s not mascara!

MASCARA

“The black lines? You know.. I don’t know what to tell you because honestly, I thought this was the black lines!! What is mascara!?” That’s the black stuff I put on my eyelashes!

EYELINER

*mumbles* “The black lines that go on your eyes.” LOL GOOD JOB

LIP LINER

“The stuff that you put around your lips to put your gloss on. It’s like the setup?” Yes.

LIPSTICK

“That’s the stuff you put on your lips after the lip liner YESS! You my dear, are correct.

SETTING SPRAY

Oh! Is that the spray that you put on your makeup to make sure it stays on?LOL YEUSS

This has to have been one of the most fun blog posts to write so far as it made me laugh so much. I recommend you to try this with your boo, a boy best friend, or anyone who doesn’t do makeup often and try not laughing!

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19 things I am grateful for

Today, May 19th, is my birthday (Yay!) and I will be writing about 19 things that I am grateful for, as I turn 19 years old today!

1) My life

I am grateful for my wonderful life. I have been through a lot in my 19 years, but I am happy and love my life!

2) My dad

My dad has done so much for me in My life. My father has shown me what a good father is, he’s always supported me, he’s pushed me to do better, he has always been there for me and he’s amazing! He’s the best in the world!!

3) My mom

I love my mother, she brought me into this world. We have such a great time when we are together and she has always given me the best she could give! I love her so much!

4) The Soldiers

I am extremely grateful for the United States veterans who give up and sacrifice so much so that I can be free! I have freedom of speech, religion, and so much more. I truly value this. If you are a United States veteran, thank you. We wouldn’t have this freedom without you.

5) My boo, Juan-Andres

We are long distance and yes, this is so hard, but I am so thankful to have you as my best friend. We fight for what we have, we laugh, we are in love. I thank you for loving me everyday and always being there for me.

6) My education

I am so so grateful for my education because it gives me the stepping stone I need to get a great job in the future.

7) My grandpa

I love my grandpa so much! He was a U.S. marine, so that makes him even better! I’m only kidding!.. kind of. haha anyways, I love listening to his stories and I love how much he cares for all of his children and grand children. My grandpa rocks!

8) Clean water

This is something so many of us take for granted!! I have lived in a situation where sand came up through the pipes and the sulfur was so bad that it turned stuff orange. No joke, was horrible and I am so happy to have the luxury of clean water.

9) My family relationship

I have only recently realized how lucky I am to have the faimiy I do! We love each other and we are so close! We never have a dull moment and their is never judgement!

10) My brother

My brother is 6 years younger than I am! I love my little brother so much and I only want the best for him!

11) My grandmother

My grandmother is one of the only people I know to only ever have something nice to say. She is always smiling, and never EVER talks down on others. She cares, she loves and she is the sweetest in the world. Even to those who don’t deserve her kindness.

12) My bunnies

I have had my three bunnies for 2 months now and they honestly give me so much joy. They think I am the mama, they give me little bunny kisses, and they love to eat! They are just the cutest little things ever.

13) My office area

I have never had a set space to do my work like I do now. I am so so happy to have this. I can not express how much easier it is to do my school work when I have a set are to do it! Also, it is a great space to get most of my blogging in!

14) My plants

I love my plants. They bloom such pretty flowers and I love them all so much. Call me crazy, but I think the love helps them grow so beautifully.

Music

15) My car

I haven’t always had a car and I had to really save up to get one, but I am so grateful for my little car! It has no problems and $20 will fill her up (amazing)!

16) Our new house!

My family have been going through a lot this past 3 months and part of that was us finding and purchasing a home! We actually move tomorrow and I’m so excited and grateful for our new space!

17) Being a Floridian

I love Florida and I LOVE being from Florida. Within the past few years way too many people have moved here and traffic is nothing short of ridiculous, but I love this state and I love that this is where I am from! My home is beautiful and I love the heat!

18) Sunglasses

Say what you want, I know this is kind of silly, but I have extremely sensitive eyes. When If I were to even try to drive, walk or do anything on a normal sunny day, my eyes would literally hurt like bruises and water profusely. Sunglasses are a gift from God for people like me.

19) Love

Love is the most powerful feeling we can feel and it makes life worth living! Without Love or passion, what is there? God’s love, family’s love, friend’s love, romantic love! I love it all ❤

Taking breaks

 

I am so sorry that I have been gone for so long (feels like forever)! I have been in the process of moving, finals at my college, volunteering and so much more! It’s been stressful but now I am ready to get back into blogging; I have missed it so much! I thought this would be the perfect post to make as I have taken a break here recently.

1 Don’t put too much pressure on yourself

I know that this step is easier said than done, but it is so important to not put unrealistic expectations upon yourself. Learn to pace your work, take breaks and don’t be cruel to yourself.

2 Understand that taking breaks is good for you

I know letting yourself take a break can be very hard, but it could be exactly what you need to make yourself feel renewed.

3 Breaks help us reevaluate ourselves

Everyone needs to reevaluate sometimes. This helps us see where we are, where we want to be and what we need to do to get there.

Productivity will increase

If we overwork ourselves, our productivity will only keep decreasing the more tired we become. However, if we take a break every now and then, we will come back replenished and more productive.