Saturday, February 18, 2017

Links I Love: Winter Edition

Links I Love: Winter Edition

I think it is safe to say that spring is coming, well maybe! It's been in the 40s and 50s for the past two weeks which is crazy for this time of year; usually we would have at least a foot of snow and the temperature would below freezing. Even though the temperatures have been constantly high, I wouldn't be surprised if we had another snow storm with this crazy weather.  My hopes are high though that the weather will only get warmer! With this mindset I decided to make a round-up of all my favorite links from this winter as a final (hopefully) goodbye to winter.

1. I love this post about HYGGE: it's all about the Danish tradition of enjoying winter! This tradition is a great opportunity to boost your spirits on cold winter days.  

2. What's better than hot chocolate in the winter? Um maybe UNICORN hot chocolate!!!

3. Let's not also forget that the most wonderful time of the year is in winter! Baking cookies is by far one of my favorite traditions at Christmas. 

4.  This winter I was and still am obsessed with duck boots! For Christmas I got these cute duck boots from Kohls.

5. New year, New you, and New resolutions: here are some ideas to help keep your resolutions!

6. This Hooded Parka from Macy's is my favorite!

7. I love snowboarding in the winter, even if I fall about every second! With this warm weather and crazy amounts of homework I haven't gone as much as I have in the past, but hopefully I will have more time next year. 

Thanks for reading! What are some of your favorite things about winter?

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Valentine's Day Chocolate Popcorn

valentine's day chocolate popcorn

Happy Sunday everyone! As you probably know Valentine's day is in two days. To celebrate this holiday I decided to make this easy, delicious chocolate popcorn. I'm not going to lie, I love this recipe. I make it all the time because it's so easy and a crowd favorite!

For this recipe all you need is plain popcorn, chocolate, and M&M's. For the popcorn you can buy a bag of it or make your own popcorn with 1/2 cup of kernels. You can use any type of melting chocolate, but my personal favorite is Wilton's Chocolate Melts. You could also use any color, but since Valentine's Day is coming I used light pink. Any toppings with the chocolate covered popcorn will work, but I used peanut Valentine's M&M's to make it look more festive. 

Once you melt the chocolate according to the package, pour it over your popcorn(that is in a bowl) and mix. Once all the popcorn is covered with chocolate, pour your chocolate covered popcorn out on a cookie pan. Before the chocolate hardens quickly put your toppings on the popcorn, in my case the M&M's. And that is it, so easy! Hope you enjoy!

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Fall Essentials: Boots

I love boots, especially at fall time. Right now I'm loving booties, I just got a pair, but I want another one! I also want a pair of duck boots and riding boots. You can never have too many boots, right?!?  This collection of boots are all my favorites and perfect for fall!

What are your favorite boots to wear for fall?

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Links I Love: Fall Edition

1. Happy Fall everyone! It still feels like summer where I live, the past week was all 80 degree weather!

2. One of my favorite things about fall has to be the food. These apple cider doughnuts look so good!

3. These Hunter Boots are perfect for fall.

4. School has been so crazy lately with all of the tests, here are 5 ways to ace your next test.

5. Cross country is in full swing right now, and I'm currently reading Mind Gym by Gary Mack to help strengthen my mind for running.

6. I'm definitely going to try these pumpkin recipes this fall!

7. This is the ultimate fall bucket list!

Thanks for reading! What are most looking forward to this fall?

Sunday, September 11, 2016

5 Ways To Ace Your Next Test

5 ways to ace your next test

Tests! Tests! Tests! Oh how I hate tests! I swear I've never had a week without a test. In my first week of school this year, I already had a test! I'm not the type of person who doesn't have to study or do anything to ace a test! I have to do a list of things each time before I take a test, so here are my 5 Ways To Ace Your Next Test.

1. Take Notes
Taking notes in class is crucial for me,to pass a test! I'm not a visual learner, so taking notes help me learn and memorize everything we learn in class (if you are a visual learner, watch videos on YouTube about the information you are learning in class.) I usually write all my notes in bullet points, but I recommend writing it however it will help you remember what you are learning.

2. Study
Studying probably one of the most obvious ways to ace your next text. To study I usually go over the textbook (if I have one) and my notes I wrote in class. As I reread my notes I like to underline and circle in my notes with a colored pen. I will usually underline vocab words and circle the main ideas. Doing all of this with a colored pen helps me memorize the material and point out the main ideas I have to know.

3. Don't Procrastinate
You can't procrastinate studying for a test! If you know on Monday that you have a test on Friday, start studying Monday. It's is better to study small amounts over the week then cramming it all in on Thursday.

4. Sleep
For me 8 hours of sleep is needed before a day of the test. If I don't get enough sleep I will be so tired for the test, and will not be able to perform to my true ability. Usually I study till I feel tired the day before a test. If I study while I'm tired, I usually don't remember what I studied the next day. Your best bet is to study early then go to bed early. 

5. Breakfast
Breakfast is so crucial the day of your test. It will give you all the energy you need during. On the day of the test, I usually eat eggs with toast or cereal with yogurt. Either of these meals will give you the energy you need to pass your test.

Thanks for reading! What do you do to ace your test?

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Summer Favorites

 I can't believe summer is coming to an end! It seemed so short, but I'm ready for fall. I've decided to start a new series where I will share my favorites with you after each season. So here are some of my favorites from this summer:

 Favorite Book: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Favorite Movie: The 5th Wave (yea I know, I saw this movie really late)

Favorite Shoes: Adidas Superstars

Favorite Songs: "Heathens" by Twenty One Pilots, "I'm Not Famous" by AJR,
"Capsize" by Frenship, "White Flag" by Joseph (and much much more!)

Favorite Dinner: Greek Chicken Gyros

Favorite Dessert: Buckeye Brownies

Favorite Pool Essential: Pineapple Pool Float

Favorite Summer Drink: Blueberry Lemonade

Favorite Keychain: Lilly Inspired Keychain

What are your summer favorites?

Monday, September 5, 2016

Happy Labor Day

Happy Labor Day everyone!!! I can't believe summer is almost done. I start my first day of school tomorrow! I'm excited to go back, but at the same time I don't want summer to end! This summer was so much fun: I started my blog with this first blog post, I turned 16 and got my license, and I got to travel all around Michigan! I hope you have had as fun of a summer as me! Happy Labor Day, again!