Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Just a List Wednesday: Put it on Paper

I love technology; the internet is kind of my life. I love my phone, twitter, tumblr, feedly, blogging, and animal crossing and I have no clue what my life would be without technology. Even though I love using my phone and laptop for almost everything, I just can't use them for dates and lists. I have to write down what I'm doing in the upcoming days and weeks in a planner and I have to use, so I'm going to be recommending my favorite planners/ notepads/ writing utensils for all of your planning and list making needs!

agenda // legal pad // legal pad // pens
1. Lilly Pulitzer Agenda: I have been using Lilly Pulitzer's large agendas for two years now and I love them. The have the perfect amount of space for writing in homework for all seven of my classes, plus more space for writing in extracurricular activities or other events before or after school. There are weekly and monthly sections so you can see the whole month ahead of time or just the week in advance. Lilly agendas are by far the best agendas I have ever used. $28; Lifegaurd Press
2. Poppin Legal Pad: I may have a slight obsession with legal pads. Poppin's legal pads have an adorable cover and I love how they have actual sections for the title, date, and number of the page. I might like them so much because these headers remind me of the lab notebooks we use in Biotech. (Can you tell I'm a science nerd yet?) $16 for 10; Poppin
3. Ampad Legal Pad: Even though this legal pad isn't as ascetically pleasing as the Poppin one, I like using this one more. It pretty much has the same headings as the other legal pad, but all of the lines are numbered on both sides (!) of the page, so I like using these more. $2.99; Amazon
4. Paper Mate Pens: My friend has these pens and I love them so much. I tried the Ink Joy 300 pens and they were too thin for me and ran out of ink way too quickly. I like writing with thicker pens, so I love these. They write smoothly and come in a variety of colors, which is good for taking notes. $16.49; Staples

That's all for my favorite papery products! If you have any products you just love to use when writing, leave them below!

Are you a paper or phone person when it comes to planning?

Monday, January 6, 2014

Monday Quote: Glasses

I am a glasses wearing girl and I have no problem with that! I love wearing my glasses and they add some personality to my look without having to put any effort into wearing them. So this week, I have a quote for all of my bespectacled girls out there!

Do you wear glasses or do you prefer wearing contacts?

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy 2014!

Happy 2014 to all of my lovely blog readers! 
I hope you ended 2013 and began 2014 on a high note.

I'm here being the stereotypical human being to make some new years resolutions.

1. I want to blog weekly on both of my blogs. Blogging is such a positive thing I do and I definitely want to continue to contribute my thoughts to the internet to share them with the amazing blogging community!
2. I am going to attempt to start a youtube channel where I post stuff about k-pop, animal crossing, being diabetic, and just about my life in general.
3. I will be more focused on school. I get distracted easily (Mostly by the internet. Oops,) so I definitely want to be able to come home, take a 15 minute break, then get straight into homework and studying so I can stress less. 
4. I WILL WASH MY FACE EVERY DAY. I am so flaky when it comes to washing my face and it definitely shows, so I will be washing my face twice daily.
5. I will get dressed every day this year. I am so much more productive when I am not laying around in my pajamas, so this will be done.
6. I want to successfully participate in photo a day challenges this year. I always start them, but always seem to forget to finish them.
7. I will read two books for fun every month. Reading is so relaxing and I can barely do it because of school, so two books per month is a reasonable goal. (I promise that I would just love to read many more books, but my schedule with school and extra-curricular activities just doesn't warrant lots of down time for books.) Any suggestions for books would be very helpful. No John Green, paranormal teen romance, or just romance in general, unless they are absolutely amazing reads, please. Here's my list of books I've already read.

Do you make New Year's resolutions? If so, what are they?

Monday, October 21, 2013

Monday Quote- Rain

I love rainy weather more than any other type of weather, so this quote is perfect for me. Rain is just so calming and the weather is almost always cool during the rain. Rainy days are so uncommon, so they are a treat and an excuse to wear sweaters inside and read for a while. (Who wouldn't want to do that?)


What is your favorite type of weather?

Friday, October 18, 2013

What I've Been Pinning- Umbrellas and Italy

Pinterest is what I do in my free time- it's really a problem now. I usually go on it before bed or when there is nothing else to do during school for a few minutes. Here are my favorite pins from this week.

pretty plants // via

This flower shop in Paris looks so quaint and beautiful; I would love to buy a few flowers from this shop.

let's go places // via // original
I love the rain and I love fun umbrellas, so this picture is kind of perfect.

let's go places // via

Bri from Design Love Fest posted a lovely post on her blog about her trip to Venice, Italy. I always love seeing old buildings on the rivers in Italy. They have a charming feel to them and I would just love to stay in one of these houses one day.

home is where the heart is // via

I am kind of obsessed with the post about Lindsay Souza's house on the Glitter Guide. This entryway is kind of my favorite part of her amazing house. I'm loving the navy striped wallpaper, the adorable yellow zebra umbrellas, and the Hunter boots. My mom and I have been talking about getting me some rain boots, and I've been wanting some Hunters for a while now. (I'm hoping for the best.)

You can keep up with everything I'm pinning here.

What are you loving on pinterest this week?

Also, I promise there will be a sciencey post next week. We ran our gels on Tuesday and the gel dryer messed up yesterday and I don't have school until Monday, so that's when I will have pictures for a post.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Monday Quote- I Really Need a Day Between Saturday and Sunday

This quote really reminded me of this weekend. I literally had to schedule yesterday as a relaxation day because Pokemon was coming out (Judge me, I'm a total nerd.) and I really wanted a day where I could play it and just relax without worrying about homework. To do that, I had to start planning on Tuesday; that is how much stuff I have to do during my weekends. It was totally worth it though because yesterday was my first stress free day in months. It was fantastic.


This rings so true for me; I barely have time to finish homework and almost no time to relax.

I would use an extra day to catch up on sleep, play games, and just relax because I need it.

What would you do if you had an extra day on the weekend?

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Wishlist Wednesday- Backpacks

I am in desperate need of a new backpack because mine cannot hold all of the textbooks and binders I need to take home. Because of this conundrum, I have made this week's wishlist backpack themed!

campus // little america // heritage

1. Campus Backpack: This looks like it would actually be comfortable on my back while I am lugging around thousands of pounds worth of books and binders. I'm also loving the pops of orange and hounds tooth on this backpack. $109; Vera Bradley

2. Little America Backpack: I love the color combination of bright salmon (Is that what that color is called? Please inform me if there is an 'official' name for it because I'm making stuff up right now.) and khaki on this backpack, but I'm not sure about its height. It looks like it would be really tall and would be awkward for me to carry around, considering I'm extremely short. $99.99; Herschel Supply Co.

3. Heritage Backpack: I love the classic look of this backpack, but I don't know if it will be any bigger than my current backpack since my current one has a similar shape. I'm loving the yellow and brown color combination. $54.99; Herschel Supply Co.

Which backpack do you think I should get or do you have any backpack suggestions?