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Starting Your Semester Strong

It is officially that time of year again! Second semester is starting for everyone and especially after a nice long break from school it can be so hard to get back into the swing of things! I have had a lot of readers contact me and ask me what my tips and tricks were for staying motivated during the second half of the school year so that is exactly what I am going to share today!

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I reached out to all of you back in December asking you for questions for an upcoming Q&A post and I got a few questions about studying so I decided to put this post together to help you out and answer some of your questions! I hope you find these tips and tricks helpful but every student is different so do what ever works for you!

  • How do you stay motivated/inspired to study?
    • One way I stay motivated is to work a little each night but also give myself a break. I find that when I have something to look forward to when I am finished I get a lot more done than I normally would! Somethings that I like to do is let myself watch a couple YouTube videos or go through my social media. Another thing to keep yourself motivated is to plan something each week. For me I always look forward to watching Dancing with the Stars every Monday night, this is seriously so simple but I make sure to get all my work done before hand that way when 8 o’clock rolls around I can just relax while I watch the show. Obviously these are all really small things but they can help to keep yourself motivated.
  • Best study tips?
    • Some of my best study tips are to plan out your week on Sunday each week. This is something that doesn’t take much time out of your day but can be so helpful to prepare you for the week! I recommend going through all of you Syllabi and fill out assignments, papers, tests, anything that is going on in your week in your planner! This is so helpful for me because there are no surprises! It is much better to find out you have a test a couple days in advance rather than the night before!
    • Another piece of advice that I have for you is to work on your assignments a little each night. I always like to plan out my week so that my assignments are not just done on time but early just in case something where to happen. For example, if you have an essay due on Friday, write a paragraph each night leading up to the due date. Writing one paragraph doesn’t take very long to write either so you won’t have to worry about rushing. Plus if something comes up and you are unable to work on it one night you will not get behind!
    • My last piece of advice is to put your phone away while you are studying and working on homework! Your phone is the biggest distraction and when you just put it in your backpack and ignore it and you will be a lot more productive!
  • Finding time to study:
    • Sometimes it can be hard to balance everything you are doing and finding time to sit down and study can be rare but it is very necessary! I have found that when I schedule chunks of my day to just study I am so much more productive! I put my phone on silent and just get to work! My favorite times to study are during my lunch break (yes I know this can be hard if you want to socialize with friends but I have found it so helpful!) When I get my work done during the day I am much more motivated and I have a lot less to do in the evening! I try to finish all my other work directly after my last class before going home (I am currently taking classes at a local college instead of my high school) because there are a lot less distractions! If you are easily distracted when you work from home it is always helpful to go to your school’s campus, a coffee shop, or even the Library!

Thank you so much for reading today! I hope these tips help you! As always if you have any post requests please let me know!

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School

2018 Planner Organization

Hello Everyone!

I can not believe that it is already 2018! 2017 went by so quickly! It is that time of year when everyone is getting a new planner and I always think it is fun setting up a new planner each year! This year I decided to try something a little bit different. Instead of using a Lilly Pulitzer planner again, which I still love and would consider using again in the future, I picked a Recollections planner from Micheal’s. These planers are super cute and very similar to Erin Condren but much cheaper! I love how you can really use stickers in this planner where as with a Lilly planner it was a little harder just with the set up.

I asked you all on Instagram a couple months ago if you would like to see a over view of the Recollections planner and many of you said yes so that is exactly what I am going to share today! I have included lots of photos of the inside of the planner and I hope this helps you make your decision as to what type of planner you want to use this year!

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I chose the vertical weekly layout because I think it is the easiest way for me to plan out my day. I also really like how the planner has a bunch of different stickers included in the book! This planner also has a double sided pocket in the back and a clear zippered pocket. This planner is a 18 month calendar but I went ahead and took out the pages from 2017 because I didn’t need them. Unfortunately, I do not believe you can get a 12 month planner from this brand.

Thank you so much for reading today! I hope you enjoyed this post! If you would like to see any other planner related posts let me know! As always if you have any post requests please let me know!

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Holidays

What I Got For Christmas 2017

Happy New Year!

I cannot believe it is already 2018! One of my most requested blog posts lately has been a post on what I got for Christmas. I included some of my favorite gifts in this post but honestly my favorite part of the holidays are just spending time with family and friends! I am in no way trying to brag! I was very hesitant to post this but SO many of you have been sending me messages asking for this post so I thought I should post it!

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KJP Pearl Knot Bracelet|Simply Pearlfect Necklace|Simone Biles Book|Aly Raisman Book|Monogram Riding Boots|Camp Socks|Lace up Tunic|Cowl Neck Sweater|Skirt|Vineyard Vines socks

Thank you for reading this post! I hope you enjoyed it! As always if you have any post requests please let me know!

What did you receive for Christmas this year?

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Holidays · Lifestyle

New Year, New Goals

Happy New Years Eve! I can not believe that 2017 is coming to a close! This year has gone by so fast and I have had such a great year! I am however looking forward to the new year! I am very excited to see what is in store! At the start of every year I think that everyone creates goals for themselves that they don’t actually follow through with. I personally have never been one to set new goals for myself at the beginning of each year. But there are some things I have been working towards these past few months and am carrying them over to this new year.

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One thing I want to continue to work on is to really enjoy all the little things. I am graduating high school in May and although I am very ready to graduate I know that I need to enjoy high school while it lasts.

Another thing I am wanting to work harder on this year on my blog content and Instagram photos. I have had so much fun creating content this past year and want to continue to increase the quality of my content and photos this year!

Throughout the summer I have so much extra time to read and I really enjoy it but during the school year,  reading seems to take the back seat. One thing I really want to do this year is just pick up a book and read more! If you guys have any good book recommendations let me know!

Thank you so much for reading today! I hope you enjoyed this post! I hope you all have a wonderful 2018! As always if you have any post requests for this new year please let me know! I love hearing from you! I am excited to see what this year has in store! Thank you for all your support this past year!

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Fashion · Winter

New Years Outfit Inspiration!

Happy New Years! I can’t believe there are only a few days left of 2017 and the new year is quickly approaching! I have received many requests for a New Years Eve outfit inspiration blog post so that is what I am sharing with you today!

In this post I am wearing a simple black t-shirt from Old Navy, a Grey J.Crew skirt, black tights, and a Maroon J.Crew vest. For shoes I have on my favorite monogram flats from Marley Lilly. I also wore my KJP Simply Pearlfect necklace and Pearl Knot bracelet.

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Thank you so much for reading this post! As always if you have any post requets please let me know!

I hope you all have a very happy New Year!

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Fashion · Holidays · Lifestyle · Travel · Winter

Happy Holidays from Newport!

Merry Christmas!

Today I am super excited to share photos of my day trip to Newport Rhode Island a couple days ago! I went up to visit the Kiel James Patrick store and it did not disappoint! The entire town of Newport was decorated so cute as well! The town looked like one straight out of a Hallmark movie!

I purchased an adorable gold ring while I was in the store and I cannot wait to continue to wear it!

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Thank you so much for reading today! I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season and a very merry Christmas!

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