Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Fitness Gift Guide Under $100

Fitness Gift Guide Under $100
I'm back with another gift guide! Today, I decided to share some items that will be helpful for staying fit all year long. I know that some people start on their New Year's resolution of exercising early, so I thought this would be the perfect gift guide to share. I know that lots of people are motivated to workout when they have new workout clothes, so I decided to share my picks for the perfect gifts. Almost everything is under $100, so it should be relatively affordable with some items under $15.

Holographic Shorts - These shorts would add the perfect flair to your workout outfit. They'd definitely motivate me to go workout.

Floral Gym Bag - This gym bag is the perfect size to fit all your essentials in. I love how it comes in so many patterns that are all adorable.

 Rose Hat - If you ever have a bad hair day after your gym time, this is the hat to throw on. The small rose embroidery is so cute.

Fitbit Charge 2 - I personally own this exercise tracker. It looks so sleek and does a great job of tracking my activity.

Blue Granite S'well Bottle - Everyone who owns a S'well bottle is obsessed with it. This marblesque pattern is so beautiful with all the different shades of blue.

Ponytail Holders - These ponytail holders are perfect for exercising and when you're on the go since they won't leave marks.

Alo Yoga Mat - This brand makes great quality leggings, so they're yoga mat is sure to be of superior quality.

Nike Flyknit Sneakers - I've always wanted to try Nike's flyknit sneaker style. This pair has a seriously sleek design.

Rose Gold Beats Headphones - I've heard nothing but good reviewss about Beats' headphones. This style comes in so many gorgeous color options.

Aveda Active Composition - Aveda makes the most amazing products, so I'd love to try out this oil after an intense workout.

Lululemon Define Jacket - This slim-fitting jacket is sure to keep you warm all winter long when you walk from the gym to your car.

Lululemon Cross Back Short Sleeve - This shirt has the cutest criss-cross in the back that adds the perfect spice to any outfit.

Lululemon Speed Up Shorts - Everyone I know owns these shorts. They have the perfect slits to keep you cool while you work out.

Lululemon Polka Dot Tights - These tights are so cute with their polka dot dot bottoms. I'd love to rock these all winter long.

Lululemon Crops - The leggings have the perfect pockets for your phone and keys while you workout.

If you're in need of more gift guides be sure to check out my holiday wish list or my sister's holiday wish listMy Lust List guides have excellent ideas for gifts with many of the items under $50. Most of the items are still being sold. Here's JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayAugustSeptember, October, and December's lust listsMy graduation gift ideas would also make amazing gifts for students graduating in December/January or in the spring.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Step Into My Week: Finals, Theater, & Surgery

This week was such a great week! Even though I have finals, I managed to make time for myself and to hang out with my friends. I'm so happy that my friends are just absolutely amazing. Let's get into this week's Step Into My Week.

I had finals this week. Luckily, my finals schedule wasn't too bad. I ended up having finals in world history, math, and English only. I'm a little nervous about my world history grade, but I feel confident in my math exam. I'm pretty sure I find out my grades in January.

My school's theater program put on a show on Monday. It was definitely a little stressful having finals this week, but the show turned out wonderful. I was part of run crew instead of costume crew this time. I had a great time in this new role. It was a little weird for me to go put props and set pieces on stage in the middle of the show since I hadn't done it before.

I got mouth surgery to remove my wisdom teeth. I was totally expecting to say something funny, but the laughing gas must've worn off by the time the surgery was over. Anyways, I'll be recovering this week. Hopefully, it'll give me extra time to put together blog posts.

I hope everyone has a great next week. We're almost to 2018, so make the rest of 2017 count. I'm excited for 2018, but 2017 was also a great year for me.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Step Into My Week: Snow Day, Finals & Theatre

It's been a crazy past few weeks! Currently, I'm gearing up for finals over the coming days. I luckily don't have finals in every class, but most of my finals are on Wednesday and Thursday this week. I'll definitely be studying a lot this week leading up to them.

The snow on Friday was just a dream. I came to school with doubts of getting inches of snow but left school with snow on the ground. I had lots of fun playing in the snow. I got to go sledding with my sister. We both forgot how cold sledding can get. We were freezing by the end of it. I hope the snow in December means we'll be getting snow in January or February.

My school's theater performances have been going on. I've had a lovely time on run crew instead of the usual costume crew. I love the fast action part of having to maneuver set pieces on and off stage quickly.

I wanted to feature a new blogger I recently discovered. Elle's posts are always so thoughtful and beautifully written. She writes amazing inspiration and beauty posts. I absolutely adore this post on great hairstyles for Fall and Winter. I'm excited to test out a few of these styles over winter break.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Teen Holiday Wish List Under $100

Teen Holiday Wish List Under $100

I'm stepping into high gear with this year's editions of gift guides. I've already shared my holiday wish list. Today, I'm featuring my sister's holiday wish list. She picked out lots of products teen will be vying for this holiday season. I know I'd love to receive a few of the products she picked out.

Cloud Print Onesie - This cloud onesie is so cute! It has such a playful print, and it looks super cozy.

Magic 8 Ball - These magic 8 balls can provide hours worth of entertainment. I'd love to spend an afternoon asking random questions and get funny answers back.

What Do You Meme? -  I've been seeing this game all over the internet. I'd love to get this game to play with friends.

Milk and Vine - This book is a hilarious spin-off of Milk & Honey. I love how it's all made up of Vines.

Glossier Invisible Shield Sunscreen - Everything Glossier makes is fabulous. I'd love to try out their version of sunscreen.

Glossier Super Pack Serums - I'd love to try out Glossier's serums. The packaging is absolutely gorgeous.

Glossier Lip Gloss - I know a few people who tried this and love it. I love how this lip gloss has the perfect glossy look.

Herbivore Pink Clay Mask - This is one of those brands I've had my eye on for years. I'd love to try out this face mask.

Herbivore Blue Tansy Mask - I've seen this face mask all over the internet. I'm sure the color would look so pretty on.

Shimmer Bomb Kit - A lot of the high schools in Atlanta go all out for football games. Everyone covers themselves in glitter. This looks like an easier way to avoid making a complete mess.

Pretty Bird Perfume - This perfume bottle is absolutely gorgeous. I'd love to smell the earthy fragrance.

Crazy Aaron's Super Scarab - The DIY slime craze definitely took the internet by storm this year, but this store bought version is so pretty. I love this galactic take on the trend.

Crazy Aaron's Liquid Gas - This clear slime is a clear favorite (no pun intended) at toy stores across the country.

My Lust List guides have excellent ideas for gifts with many of the items under $50. Most of the items are still being sold. Here's January, February, March, April, May, August, September, October, and December's lust lists. My graduation gift ideas would also make amazing gifts for students graduating in December/January or in the spring.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Winter Bucket List

Winter Bucket List
I've seen tons of bloggers make bucket lists for each season. I decided to make my own version after following a lot of my favorite bloggers' bucket lists. December is definitely one of those months where I feel like I'm constantly trying to tackle my to-do list. I made this list so I hopefully can do things besides study for finals. I'm definitely going to curl up by a fire while I study this weekend. Hopefully, this makes studying all weekend a little more bearable.

Monday, December 4, 2017

December Lust List

Striped Peplum Shirt // Female Symbol Necklace // Tie Front Shirt // Fujifilm Instax Camera // Paint by Sticker // Ruffle Hem Top // Avarcas Sandals // Criss Cross Sandals // Striped Shirt // Motorcycle Leggings // Block Leggings // Pullover // Hooded Top

This upcoming month is going to be a crazy one. I have 2 weeks of finals before I'm on winter break. These next 2 weeks are going to be chock full of theater performances, finals, and other school projects. I'm pushing through the massive to do list these next few weeks. I'll definitely be resting a lot over winter break.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Perfect Pajama Sets for Winter

Winter Pajama Sets

I've been seeing pajama sets everywhere. They always make everything look so put together. I'd definitely love to get a pair soon for the holidays. My sister actually has a few pairs of printed pajama sets from ASOS. They're adorable, but I prefer more of the classic look. This set is the classic pair I've been picturing in my mind. I also love this twist on the classic pair in blue. This striped set is perfect if you're house is especially cold one night. This thinner striped set is also adorable. I love this gingham print pajama set for a fun play on the the classic pajama set.

I'd love an upgrade from my typical pajamas of Nike shorts and a t-shirt. These pajamas would make the perfect gifts for the holidays. I know I'll have a pair on my holiday list.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

My Holiday Wish List

Holiday Wish List Under $100

I always struggle with what to ask for the holidays and my birthday. I've been keeping a list on my phone for the past few months to give me ideas of what to ask for. I rounded up things I'd love to receive for the holidays. These gifts would be perfect for a teenage girl too.

Old Atlanta Tee - I'm obsessed with my city. Atlanta has so much to do. I'm always discovering new things that make Atlanta amazing. Atlanta is known is made up of transplants, so I'm proud to be from the old Atlanta.

Capri Candle - Anthropologie is the best smelling store in the mall. They always have this signature candle burning. I'd love to add this amazing smelling candle to my collection.

 Fitibt Alta - I had a Fitbit for a long time, but it snapped in half a while ago. I'd love to have it again. Whenever I wore it, I was always determined to get to 10,000 steps. This black and gold version is so chic.

Hair Tie Bracelet - I always have a hair tie with me in case I need to pull my hair back during a science lab or during another class. I'd love this stylish bracelet to help prevent getting awful hair tie marks on my arms. This piece of jewelry is so stylish and practical.

Black Purse - I've loved the look of the Longchamp purses, but I'd prefer to purchase something vegan. This bag is an almost exact vegan version of the signature bag.

Pastel Highlighters - This is one of those things where I wonder why didn't I think of that. I'm always wishing I had a less in your face highlighter to mark completed tasks in my planner with. This set is adorable with the wide variety of colors.

Wifi enabled SD card - I'm always wishing I could have the pictures I take with my DSLR automatically on my phone. This will come in handy in a few weeks when a surprise is being announced. Be on the lookout for something exciting coming to the blog in January. Also, I discovered this through Sweetly Sally.

Atlasaurus Tee - This t-shirt is hilarious. I love buying products that benefit Atlanta. This Atlanta based business always has hilarious designs.

Waffle Robe - I keep on thinking I need to get a new robe, but I haven't found one I've liked. I've always been set on the idea of a fluffy robe, but this robe looks so soft and luxurious.

Waffle Towels - After I discovered the robe, I came across these blankets. My bathroom would look amazing with matching towels and robe.

The 5 Love Languages - My English started talking about this book one day. One girl couldn't stop talking about how you had to read it. I'd love to read it after hearing lots of hype.

Geometric Leggings - I featured these leggings in a lust list a while ago. I haven't been able to stop thinking about how cool they look. I'd love to have these to wear when working out or when it's cold out.

Lucky Tee - My sister has been loving t-shirts with phrases on them. I was looking online for gifts for her when I found this. I love this shirt with the crooked writing and the different colors.

Crossbody Bag - After seeing this purse on someone a year or two ago, I've been looking for something like it. This purse is adorable and would fit all of my essentials.

Vegan Holiday Cookbook - I've only missed challah while being vegan. This book has an amazing recipe for challah and latkes.

Circle Friendship Necklace - This necklace has such a beautiful meaning while remaining gorgeous. I'd love to have matching necklaces with my sister.

Veja Sneakers - I've absolutely loved the lifestyle sneaker trend, but haven't found a beautiful vegan pair until now. I'd love to rock this vegan version of the trend.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Step Into My Week: Sweethut, Ponce City Market & Craft Market

I'm so excited for this week because I have school off. My teachers got into crunch time this week. I only have 3 weeks of school (2 of which are finals weeks) after Thanksgiving before I get another break! Needless to say, I have a decent amount of work coming up.

On Friday, I went with a group from theater to Sweethut. I'm so incredibly thankful for my amazing theater community. I couldn't have gotten any luckier with the amazing crew I'm part of. We spent 3 hours laughing. I'm so sad for when the Seniors graduate. All of them are so amazing.

My mom and sister were out of town this weekend. My dad and I spent the weekend doing fun things. At the recommendation of my mom, we went to the ICE craft market. I ended up seeing a lovely vendor who was at the vegan festival 2 weekends ago. I purchased some amazing smelling hot chocolate from her that I'm ecstatic to try out. I want to try it with the flax milk I loved at the vegan festival.

We ended up going to Ponce City Market afterwards. I got my usual order of mushroom bao buns. They might be my favorite food in all of Atlanta. I have yet to find other vegan bao buns. We stumbled on a new gallery at Ponce. It's the Atlanta Gallery Collective where galleries bring example of what they have at their galleries to a location they all share. It's a really neat idea to get people to come visit galleries they haven't heard of. The gallery was closing when we got there, so we didn't get to check it out. They had a beautiful window installation.
Atlanta Gallery Collective Window

Monday, November 20, 2017

Hamsa Necklace DIY

DIY Hamsa Necklace
This necklace has been a recurring piece in my daily wardrobe after making it. I ended up making this necklace right before the school year started, but I'm just now getting to share it. Once you make it for yourself, you'll want to grab supplies to make this hamsa necklace. I had no idea how simple jewelry making can be until my sister showed me. This necklace took less than 5 minutes to put together.
DIY Hamsa Necklace Supplies
Jewelry pliers
Hook for bead
Hamsa bead
Beaded wire

DIY Hamsa Necklace Clasp
Step 1: Attach the clasp by looping it into a hole in the beaded wire using the jewelry pliers. This will help show you where the middle is. You’re going to put your hamsa bead in the middle.
DIY Hamsa Necklace
Step 2: Attach the hook to the hamsa bead in a secure fashion using the jewelry pliers. After, attach the hook onto the beaded wire in the middle.

Congrats! You’ve made a necklace. This necklace looks good with anything. Plus, depending on what supplies you have, your necklace can cost less than $10. What a deal!