Thursday, November 19, 2015

Fall Fashion


Hey Everybody,

I can’t believe it I am actually writing one on time!! I am trying to get into the habbit of this so I have to say I am off to a pretty good start. Fall is hitting hard in Oregon and I am loving it. Fall is here from late September and lasts until spring. We don’t get real winters unless you count some sleet if you’re lucky.

I have pulled together some comfy and great outfits that all revolve around my fall favorites. I have no idea what I would do without these pieces!! I love my Hunter boots so much and I have the navy ones. They are the best rain boots, I live in Oregon and wear them almost everyday.  My Patagonia is the coziest. It is pretty much a blanket that was sewn into a sweatshirt and go perfect with vests! Speaking of vests, my Jcrew vest is so cute and adds such fun to a casual outfit. Leggings are essential for the days when jeans are just not right. Lululemons are the best and are so soft and warm! Finally my favorite thing of all is scarfs. This scarf I have in about 3 different colors and they go with everything. They always make me feel so cozy!!

I hope all of you have a super fun fall and I wish you all the best Thanksgiving. If you don’t celebrate Thanksgiving I hope you have a great day!!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Staying Organized

I am a quarter of the way done with the school year! YAY! So far I have gotten great at organizing. I can do it for the week, for class, for notes, and everything possible. I have a few organizing tips for school that I think we all could use because this is the time where we start to get a bit lazy.

  1. Get a planner. I have a Lilly Pulitzer planner that I absolutely love it. I can do a whole post on that if anyone wants. Keep everything that is due, test dates, and homework in that. It is nice to know that all of the information I need about my life is in one place.
  2. Color code. Color coding is so helpful. I also think it is fun and super pretty when you have a color coded anything. My notes, planner, and study guides are all color coded. Also all my classes are color coded.
  3. Separate. For your school notes and assignments keep everything separate and keep all things of the same class in one place. I keep all my classes color coded and by schedule, odd periods and even periods. Odds are pinks and reds, while the evens are blues. I think this really helps because without it I would be digging around my bag all day to find the right notebook or binder.
  4. Divide. My binders and notes are divided and subdivided. I have spanish into notes, warm ups, and assignments. English is divided into reading, writing, notes, and assignments. Knowing where everything is and that is in a specific location helps me stay sane when I am overloaded with papers.
  5. Sticky notes. Sticky notes are a lifesaver. I jot down notes and lists. They are so easy to carry around and I bring them everywhere. They are all over my planner and my notes. I make one in the morning and at night, the goal is to always get everything done on it.

I hope this helped any of you getting a bit messy into the school year. I hope you all have a fantastic week and a lovely day!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Hey, I am back.

Hey, I am back.

So it has been a month in a half since I have done anything on here and I could give you a long list of excuses, but I am not going to do that. The truth is, life is busy and hard and I forgot about this. But, I am back so that is something to look forward to.

I have had such a busy school year so far. Pre-Calc is kicking my butt and chemistry has decided to join the fun. English has become such a fun class and that is one of the reasons why I have gotten back into this. Although school is tough and life is busy I decided why not get back into blogging. I enjoy it and want to make this a fun outlet.

I am going to TRY to post once a week. I know a post could take like 10 minutes write and stuff, but I want to make these good quality posts that are thoughtful.
So because of all the chaos I am going to start the next post that I have had to use a lot. How I keep myself organized.

Hope you all have a fantastic week!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Fall Favorites

Its officially my favorite season, its fall! Fall is chilly with a crisp and has the best food of the year. Since its been a few weeks into September I can say that I have all of my go to fall items.

  1. Big Sweaters. I love big sweaters and I am always wearing one. I have a few favorites but I don't believe they sell them anymore because I got them last year. Any place has them. I usually look at Nordstrom, Urban Outfitters, and American Eagle always has cute ones. 
  2. Boots! I love all boots; tall boots, booties, bean boots, and rain boots. Boots go with everything and other shoes don't stand a chance next to boots. 
  3. Warm Drinks. I love Starbucks and I have no shame of it. My favorite drinks for the fall are the Pumpkin Spice Latte and a drink that I don't know the specific name of but I think its called the Carmel Apple Spice. 
  4. Football Games. Football games are so fun and I love them. We only have 4 home games this year for my high school but I will try to get to everyone of them as well as some away games. If you don't go to you school football games you really should. 
  5. Celebrations. Throughout fall we have Halloween and Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays because I love cooking. Fun fact, I was in charge of all the cooking last year at my moms and it was one of the best turkeys I had ever tasted. In fall you can throw a party and say because it is fall and have a valid reason for a party. 
I hope all of you have a fantastic fall and share what your favorite parts of fall are! Also, the picture above I found on tumblr and there was no link to where it is from. If you know please let me know!!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

How To Beat Being Sick

I have been super sick lately and that is one of the reasons why I haven't been on here for about a month. Also there is this super weird thing called school that I have been super busy with for the last month as well.

  1. Drink lots of water. I am more of a tea kind of person but it does the same thing. Staying hydrated is key to keeping your insides as healthy as it could be. 
  2. Get some sleep. Your body needs to rest and it will heal faster if you're asleep. Also if you are asleep the time will go by faster aka being better faster.
  3. Stay in. Nothing is worse then going somewhere and the person next to you is sick. Stay at home because you will get better faster there and you don't want to go and get your friends sick.
  4. Go to the doctor. If you have a fever around 101 go to the doctor. If you have been sick for more than 2 days and you aren't getting any better you should go to the doctor.
  5. Get stuff done. If you are at home and missing school email your teachers and see what you can do from home. You don't want to finally get back and realize you are behind on work.
Well I hope this helped all of you and that if any of you are sick you feel better!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Packing For Camping: Toiletries

I am so sorry for my absence. I have been camping, on vacations, and then of course my computer has decided it hates me. So if any of you know how to solve a computer that likes to freeze and stay like that for a few minutes I would be very grateful.

I start school next week, the 31st and I am so excited. School is my “thing”. I love being organized and having a complete schedule. So I am ready for my camping trips to be done and get back to school.

So my post at the moment is about camping. I have gone a few times just this month. As a disclaimer I do have to say I go trailer camping and many don’t count that as camping, but I do. Don’t get me wrong I actually tent camp as well as backpacking. Therefor I am so grateful that my dad finally bought a trailer. I like to enjoy my slumber and not smell like campfire.

I am a very clean person. I shower twice a day, but shampoo every other to every few. While camping I enjoy having the best outfits and hygiene out of everyone. That saying I have a 13 year old sister that likes to embrace nature while camping and doesn’t want to shower. A 10 year old stepbrother that doesn’t care about anything but video games. Then there is my 15 year old stepbrother who likes to be clean but doesn’t get to my level.

While camping people tend to pack light. I totally agree! Norts and tee shirts. Although on hygiene and toiletries and do the complete opposite of packing lite. Camping you get dusty and dirty and that is not a way you want to go to sleep.

I bring: a toothbrush and toothpaste, travel sized shampoo and conditioner, floss, full body wash, face wash, face wipes, moisturizer- face and body, a loofa, hair bands, hair brush, a foot scrubber, a razor, and shaving cream.

I hope all of you going camping have a fantastic time and get some good personal time.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Week of July 27th Goals

My late july/august goals have been to set a weekly goal and then continue it for the week if it is a reasonable goal. For example, one week I tried going dairy free and it was a great choice. I have never felt better.

For this week my main focus is on five different tasks. At the end of the week I keep myself on track by reflecting on how well I achieved the goals.

  1. Getting a plan for a steady post schedule. I am sorry to the confusion of my posts being at the weirdest times and dates. I have been in and out of town for the past few weeks and continue for the next few. I am trying to get one post written a day and edit one a day. Then hopefully post every other day… Is that a crazy plan?
  2. Clean out my desk. My desk is a disorganized mess that I haven’t touched since school. I need to go through it and see what all has accumulated in the drawers in the past 2 months.
  3. I want to drink at least two cups of tea a day. I think I go days where I drink a cup of water and it is a terrible day for me and the people around me. If I drink one cup of tea in the morning I will at least know I am starting my day well. Drinking a cup before bed is always so calming and if I can get those two in I know I just have to drink 6 more during the day. That can’t be that hard right/
  4. Plan my new bedroom. I am moving in September to a townhouse in the same town just different location. I get my own floor; it is a three floor house, and my own bathroom. I plan on going with a navy and pink theme but I haven’t decided. Anyone have any ideas?
  5. Go gluten free. I eat maybe two bagels a day and I have finally decided I should go gluten free. My cousin has celiac and it runs in my family, but I was blessed to not have it. I have heard so many people talk about how good they feel after cutting out gluten and I need to try it out for myself.

I wonder if any of you have any weekly goals and if you do tell me them and I may try them. I love trying new things and I am up to any ideas!

Here are some cute pictures I found on Tumblr that I thought were super cute and I hope they brighten your day!!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Summer Favorites and Occurrences

  1. Grey’s Anatomy. I have watched Grey’s Anatomy since I was little and faked sleeping on the couch with my mom while she was watching. I am on current season as well as watched it all the way through on Netflix five times. I am on my sixth time now!
  2. Good Books. I have been reading so many books lately. I am currently reading Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee. I have a post all about the books I have been reading this summer.
  3. Baking. I have been baking cupcakes and cookies at least once a week! I have found so many fun recipes and so many creative ways to turn a simple recipe into a great one.
  4. Pinterest. Okay so all I have done this whole summer is go on pinterest? I am okay with that.
  5. Sundresses. Putting on shorts and a shirt is so complicated. Why not just wear a sundress that is super simple and easy? People think you tried super hard, but reality of it is you wanted something loose and comfy.
  6. Golf. I have just started golfing and I love it. The outfits are also super cute and it is a great social activity.
  7. Iced Tea. In the summer my appreciation for iced tea goes through the roof and I never seem to get enough.
  8. Teeth Whitening. I have been obsessed with getting my teeth as white as possible. I have been using a baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, and a bit of toothpaste mixture.
  9. Attempting to tan. I have the skin of a piece of printer paper and I wish a was a bronze beauty but it tends to not work out! I still try to tan though!
  10. Taylor Swift. I am going to her 1989 concert in August and I am so excited! I absolutely love her and her music.
  11. Bike Riding. I have been riding my bike around town a lot this summer. I have a purple cruiser bike with a basket and I absolutely love it.
  12. Cleaning. Yes you heard me right. I enjoy cleaning and organizing. It is pretty sad that I am 15 and like cleaning, but I don’t care, I enjoy it.
  13. Lululemon. I love there clothes and whenever I walk by the store I come out with something. I love their running shorts and have to say they are better than norts...
  14. Lilly Pulitzer backgrounds. I have a Lilly Pulitzer background on all of my technology and currently it is Red Right Return.
  15. Kate Spade. I love all Kate Spade and there are so many things that I love from them. All their necklaces and dresses have me falling in love but my wallet crying.
  16. Quilting. I have been trying to quilt lately and it is a rough process. My seams don’t really line up but I am still happy with it so far.
  17. Getting Ready for School. It is July and I don’t start school until September but I will continue to lust over the school supplies.
  18. Puppies. I can spend hours on the internet just looking at pictures of puppies. I love labs and so many others.
  19. Jack Rogers. I have been wearing mine so much that one of them broke and I had to go exchange them, but Nordstrom was great and let me exchange them for free.
  20. Lilly Pulitzer Planners. I have my Lilly Planner and I love it so much. It is perfect for me.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Back To School

So school is coming up for many people so I decided to go ahead and make a post about back to school. You start out the school year with a thriller, school supply shopping. The best thing about going back to school is the amount of energy I put into getting school supplies. Am I the only one that comes up with a color scheme and makes a list of all the exact items to get?

Obviously you have to get a Backpack and the one that I have here is a North Face backpack. I used one last year and I absolutely love it. Its a black backpack and I probably carried 10 pounds worth of books in it and it definitely spread out the weight.

I investment is a nice Calculator that will work all through highschool and college. I took Algebra 2 last year, as a freshman and I had a simpler version of this calculator and it was not up to parr and I wished I had bought it. This one has all the bells and whistles and it is worth it. I will be taking Pre Calc this year and without a doubt I am getting this.

To stay organized throughout the year invest in a Planner or agenda. They are the same thing but have two different names. I have used a planner every year and I have no idea what I would do without it. This one is from Lilly Pulitzer, but Kate Spade also has some super cute ones!

A necessity are a Notebook and or a Binder system. I usually use the binder system but I always keep a notebook for note taking. I take the notes in the notebook, redo them at home then put them in my binder. I like using binders because they are lighter and I can use one binder for multiple classes.

For your writing utensils I use a mixture of Pens, Highlighters, and Pencils. I use pens for almost everything and use pencils if I have to do something that must be erased. AKA, writing in my music during choir. Then of course you need a cute Pencil Case to store it all in. This one is from Lilly Pulitzer and has a ton of cute little stuff in it you can also use in your planner!

I hope this helped everybody!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Tips For Divorced Parent Packing


My parents have been divorced for 3 years and I hate it but for anyone that is going through a divorce, it gets better. Over the years you get used to it and find out it’s usually for the better. It was the hardest thing I went through. I am so sorry for any of you going through it.

Well packing for weeks at one house then weeks at another you usually have to pack. I have had it in many different ways. All of my clothes at one house and bring outfits to the other and splitting your clothes half and half. There is no easy way to do it but I have a lot of tips that can make a difference.

Plan Outfits: If you plan your outfits you will not be a few days into it and realize you only brought two to three shirts and seven pants with four days left. When you plan out your outfits you know exactly how many tops you need and which ones. It’s the same for pants and the rest of the clothing items.

Bring Versatile Items: If your bring a white t-shirt or tank top and jeans you can do so many outfits with it. You can add a statement necklace,  a colored cardigan, or a monogramed rain jacket. Anything you can do to spice it up and use these items as much as you can.

Look At The Weather: If it is going to be cloudy and possible rain bring rain boots and a rain jacket. If it is going to be hot bring shorts and t-shirts. If it is going to have an overcast bring jeans and cardigans. You don’t want to get there and realize all you have it sweatshirts and jeans in 90 degree weather.

Overpack On Certain Items: If you know you are going to loose socks bring extra. If you know it is going to be cold and you are  going to want lots of layers bring extra sweatshirts. Know what you need more of and what you need to over pack on. The best things that you should over pack on are undergarments. You never want to be short on those.

Plan Out Your Activities: If your plans consist of hiking make sure you write that down somewhere and bring hiking clothes and shoes. I always write down the plans in my planner so I can reference that while packing and don’t end up hiking in flip flops.

Toiletries: Toiletries are such a hard place because I never know what I already have so I always over pack on those. I am assuming you don’t need to bring toilet paper or conditioner but I would always check to make sure. I usually bring the least amount of makeup possible just concealer and powder and maybe mascara. I would always say over pack and realize you have some there!

I hope these tips help you all and that your parents divorce isn’t affecting you. Comment if you have any questions or if you have any tips I didn’t talk about!

Thursday, July 9, 2015

June Favorites

Hey everybody,

Last month was such a busy month despite me sitting in bed and watching Netflix as much as I could.  I fell in love with a few things. The first one, country music. Okay, so thats not really a thing but, in summer you can’t go boating without boat music. Am I the only one that knows exactly what boat music is? Kenny Chesney and The Eagles. Its basically really calm country music. Well besides constantly listening to that; I have done a lot of things revolving around my skin. Cleansers, moisturizers, and tools. I have a love hate relationship with summer and the no makeup because it is fantastic that my skin can breathe but it’s simply annoying when you get a few pimples.

I have been using the Burt’s Bees Brightening daily facial cleanser with daisy extract. I bought it at target and it leaves my skin so soft and clean. I have been using that with my Clarisonic Mia. Together my skin is as clean as it has ever been and the Clarisonic is a bit of a splurge but it pays off when you see and feel your skin after using it.

Could you tell I have a bit of an obsession with Kate Spade? Well her new perfume came out I believe 2 months ago. I bought it about a month ago and I have never gotten as many compliments about a perfume. I have walked into Starbucks multiple times with people asking me what perfume I was wearing. In the Kate Spade jewelry bag was my Kate Spade One in a Million pendant necklace. They no longer have it on the Kate Spade website but it is on the Nordstrom website. I have the silver one with a A on it. I wear it with everything. It’s always on me and I also got it from one of my friends, making it even more special.

Finally my favorite lip color has been the Nars Satin Lip Pencil in Rikugien. Its the perfect color. Just a bit of color and it stays on all day without a smudge. All my friends got it after I bought it and I have 2 of the travel sizes. This lip pencil is amazing.

I hope everyone is having a great summer and is doing great!

Monday, July 6, 2015

Summer Reads

So far this summer I have been indoors a lot because I was cursed with pasty skin and don’t want to get skin cancer. I have been watching Netflix… A lot of Netflix. I think this is my 6th time watching Greys Anatomy through so thats fun. I have also been reading a ton this summer and have made a list of books I want to have read by the end of the summer. These are classics and super new books.
Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee comes out on July 14th and ever since reading To Kill A Mockingbird I have been dying to read this.
Paper Towns by John Green, has a movie that is out I think or is going to be out soon and I need to go make sure I read the book before seeing the movie.
The Help by Kathryn Stockett, I have seen the movie and I really want to read the book to see if there are many differences compared to the movie.
Finally, The Heir by Kiera Cass. I have read the first 3 books in this series and i loved them. They were super similar to the bachelor, but better. The first 3 books are; The Selection, The Elite, and The One.  

I may do a review on any of these books if anyone is interested! I also purchased all of these books off amazon!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Summer Sandals

So summer is now in full swing and what is a big part of it. Your shoes. Your sandals that everyone gives you compliments on and are extremely comfortable. These have been my favorite shoes of the season lately. I hope you all like them as well!

Saturday, June 27, 2015


As weird as it sounds this summer has been extremely stressful. Oregon is going through a huge heat wave at the moment and its extremely muggy. I am in a little resort town called Kah-Nee-Dah, a resort on an indian reserve. Its 105 degrees and we are staying in a teepee for the weekend. Its quite insane how hot it gets inside this thing. Well whenever its extremely hot I get super stressed out and anxious. Well I have developed a bit of a system to get through all of this.

  1. Take a shower. Something about taking a shower and feeling clean is one of the greatest feelings in the world to me.
  2. Reading in a cool place. I have so many books to read this summer for my own amusement and learning and sitting in the shade with a book and some iced tea is such a great feeling. 
  3. Reading blogs.  The books I read tend to be educational in some ways and scrolling through blogs is a great feeling and is so relieving to just catch up on something rather than myself. 
  4. Drinking water. If I am stressed I am usually so cranky and a bit dehydrated. If I chug a bottle of water (which I can do in a matter of seconds) I feel so refreshed and its a life saver. 
  5. Eating some healthy snacks. I get hangry. If you don't know what that means its being hungry  makes you angry. I suffer from being hangry at times and its even worse than me being cranky. If your hangry eat a healthy snack because apples and peanut butter has so many pro's compared to eating a chocolate bar. 
Hope this helped if y'all are feeling stressed this summer. 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Things On My Mind

Hello my darlings,

I have had so much on my mind lately and I was thinking why not post them? Life has been so busy and my head has been even busier.

  1. I have been on the hunt for the cutest swim suits. So if any of you know where these are from that would be fantastic.
These are all on my pinterest by the way if you want to check that out: Pinterest

2) My second thing has just been summer clothes in general. Tank tops and shorts and everything else. I have had a cart full of items on the J Crew website. So thats been super fun. Does anyone else have a secret love for J Crew or are you just as in love with is as I am?

3) This has also been on my mind. I don’t know what this is or what it has become. What do I want this to become and what should it become.

4) My mind has been set on fall even though summer has just begun. Fall is all maroon and bean boots and leaves. Pumpkin candles and scarves. What else can be better than scarves and football?

5) FInally how much I want to have my license. I have my permit and its great and all but I can’t wait for the moment that I can drive whenever I want and where I want.

Well I hope you all have a great summer and please tell me how your summer is so I can try to be more proactive this week. Or tell me what I should do with my freetime.

Thanks to you all.

Monday, June 22, 2015

My Skincare

So hello my darlings,
Sorry about how I haven’t been very constant lately. I have been so busy with some summer classes I’m taking and as well as babysitting a lot recently. I have been debating about what days to post, Monday and Thursday or Sunday and Thursday. I have done so much during summer so far, just kidding I have just taken a lot of naps.
Back to the original idea about my skincare. I have developed a system since I have been getting a lot of time lately. My skin isn’t covered in acne but it's definitely not perfectly clear. I have a bad spot in between my eyebrows and around the top of them. I got an allergic reaction to getting my eyebrows waxed along time ago and it never went away. It definitely got better but it never fully went away so it is a very problematic area for me.

I am on no acne medication and i sure wish i was so this wouldn’t be a hassle, but it's alright. I use The Body Shop Tea Tree Foaming Cleanser with my Clarisonic and I love it. It says it helps acne and i can really tell it makes a difference. I use a micellular water after that, about 10 minutes later so my face is completely dry and just put that on a cotton round and wipe it all over my face. After that I just use some face moisturizer and usually its whatever i have on hand, but if i’m doing it all right i use the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion. Thats usually it but if my face doesn’t want to like me I may use a face mask. Usually I just go and find one off pinterest.

That is all and please tell me if you have any acne tricks because that would be wonderful! Thank you my lovelies!