I have heard from so many people that buying for a boy in their is there hardest gift. They say they don't know what boys like or what to buy them hope y'all enjoy and hope your man does too. xoxo
1. Adidas Windbreaker- $80
I love these windbreaker jackets. They are so light weight and can be dressed up or down!!! I love the ones that nike and adidas make but y'all know I'm an adidas girl ;)!
3. Crew Neck Sweatshirt- $40, $80
Okay so I know I say I love a lot of things but there is a special place in my heart for crewnecks. I love that you can layer a jean jacket over them and they still look so good. My bf loves these so much and wears his crewnecks almost daily! This a good buy for someone that does not dress up often because of the versatility.
4. Chelsea Boots- $49, $89
These boots are perfect if your man loves to dress up but not get too dressy. They go perfect with his favorite pair of jeans and these t-shirts ^^^^. My man just got the H&M pair and is wearing them as I am typing them! They're the perfect winter boot!
Let me know what y'all ended up getting!!!! Hope you and your mans have a wonderful Merry Christmas!
I have compiled the ultimate gift guide for the special lady in your life!!!! I have tried to include higher and lower end products for each item. I have each link of where you can buy each gift attached to the picture. Just click the picture and it will take you to the page!! I'm so excited to have this prepared for you! Don't forget to enter the giveaway for the 12 Days of Christmas!!!
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5. FENTY- $18, $54
- OKAY NOW LADIES (and boys)!!!!! I am OBSESSED with Rihanna's makeup brand. I mean who isn't right? I love the lipsticks, the contours, the whole entire brand. I have been dying for these contour sticks. I can not tell you how long I have been looking for a contour cooler that was on the cooler side and almost a grey brown. The color I attached is PURRFECT for that! I also love the universal lip gloss. I think that this lip is perfect for anyone and Rihanna knows that gloss is back in hunies!
1. Jean Jacket $42, $79
This jacket is an oversized distressed jacket from Dressup. Saying I'm obsessed with mine would be an understatement!!!! I wear this with leggings a sweatshirt, I wear it over dresses have a jacket, I ever wear this downtown with all black. "Denim is in"
4. ADIDAS- $60, $34
Okay so, anyone who knows me knows that my brand is Adidas. I have been loving their new revamp ever since the brand has made a comeback. Being matchy matchy with brands is something that brings me a little too much joy. Currently as I set writing this I am wearing adidas from head to toe!! The adidas sets are a perfect gift because they are so versatile. You can dress them up with sock booties ^^^^ or dress them down with your favorite kicks! I have included some soccer pants (wearing them as we speak) and a crew neck sweatshirt (already wrapped under my tree)!!! P.S. If anyone could please let me know where I can one of the sets like INDY wears I would love you forever!!!
1. Pandora Ring $50-$100
I'm not picking out specific rings because I think that this should be a thing that reflects the person. These rings are the perfect gift because they are considered nice jewelry without breaking the bank.
2. Lush- $5-$30
Every year at Christmas time, Lush comes out with a pink scent called snow fairy. This scent is my favorite body wash scent EVER. I have to buy the biggest bottle to last me through the following year. The item Lush is most known for is their bath bombs! I have spent so much money on these little fizzies I should be sponsored by now! I have yet to meet a girl that doesn't love baths. They might have though they didn't like baths until they received one of these bombs and tried it out. Another thing, I have yet (crossing my fingers it never happens) to receive a bath bomb I didn't like.
So before you completely die at the price of this purse (like my mom did), let me just tell you you have never seen anything like this collection. It is AMAZING, JAW DROPPING, NOT EVEN A NEED A WANT!!!!!!! Can you tell I love it? I promise one day a handbag from this collection will be mine. Even if I find it at a goodwill 20 years down the road and it's considered vintáge!!! The collection is called 1941 and is farely
Merry Christmas!!! Let me know if the comments what you end up buying!!! Don’t forget to enter the giveaway!!!
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The day I got back from Disney, I came home to an empty house. I walk in the door that night and expect a huge welcome home from my family considering I had been gone for a little less than two weeks. I call both my mom and dad and no one seems to want to pick up the phone. I end up going up to my room and get in bed and all three of them make their way through the door. Going on and on about this new family they had met tonight and how Luke had went on his first date. I ended up hearing this drawn-out story and I honestly did not think that much about it. Fast forward to where we are today and this family/girl Luke went on a date with has taught me so many sweet lessons.
These two love birds met on a blind date set up by one of their mutual friends earlier this summer. They both spent the whole week before convincing their not so ‘onboard’ parents to let them meet a random stranger at chick fila and then WALK DOWN to the movie theater. May I say that these love birds were fourteen at the time. Walking in the two were both super nervous and did not know what to talk about for the first few minutes. This date ended up introducing Luke and Sadie both met their best friend. The entire summer they would end up hanging out every moment (besides football, volleyball, and basketball practices) (Oh and the many beach trips). These two are the sweetest, most loving, and just an all-around fun couple. Besides Luke being my only brother, he is also my best friend. I can say this that there is NO other couple I would third wheel than the amount I do for these two. I wanted to share in honor of Miss Sadie’s birthday, the relationship advice I have learned by just watching these two little babies.
What’s your favorite thing about him/her?
Happy Birthday Sadie,
As the idea of the post has been bouncing around the past few posts, I've been trying to decide how I wanted to present this very touchy subject. I thought about writing a letter, or even telling the story through a friends point of view. I am just going to try and pour my whole heart out and be completely transparent. As school is just around the corner, this has already been worrying me. Most people don't know this but I have anxiety and depression. I have struggled with these mental illnesses for a very long time. It hasn't been until recently that I have been officially diagnosed. School is one of my biggest triggers and it's something I have had to start learning to deal with lately.
This last spring semester was the worse this monster has ever been. I got to the point of just sleeping and not doing my school work and ended up affecting my so valued GPA. My depression affects me doing my school work and then my anxiety makes me worry about it which turns into a constant cycle. I do have other things that affect my mental health but nothing has severe as school. This last semester I was in a really bad place and hardcore contemplated suicide. I had it all planned. The only way I can explain this feeling is one side of your brain is telling you that this is the only solution. This side is super irrational and emotional. The other half of your brain is being rational and letting you know that this too shall pass. It is honestly the weirdest/most mind-blowing thing that I have ever experienced. There's a couple of reasons why I did not go through with it. The first reason was that I did not want my brother to be the one to find me. I never wanted my mental illness to affect his mental health. I couldn't bare the thought of doing this to him and the thought left many teary nights. Another reason, was that the night I had planned to go through with this I received multiple texts saying that for some reason God had put me on their mind. They said that they felt like they couldn't go to sleep without me knowing they loved me and were thinking about me. At this moment, the rational part of my brain knew that this was not what God had planned for me. I eventually told my counselor and we've since then been working on this.
I'm writing this to not get sympathy or pity but to inform others how sensitive of a subject this is. I've heard many people saying that they just need to get over it or don't worry about it. Mental illness is completely crippling. I used to not be able to physically breathe if I stayed at home by myself. The first time I can ever remembering this happening is when I was in sixth grade. We were learning about the holocaust and it gave me so much anxiety I could sleep or eat. At this time, I didn't know that this was mental illness and neither did my parents. It would be years before either of us ever discovered what these things were.
I want everyone to be able to understand the signs of anxiety. I never want my friends or anyone around me to suffer and not know what's happening. If me and my parents would have had knowledge about this subject I would not have went through this as long as I did. I would also be far longer on the road of healing. Some of the major signs are sleeping a lot, grades falling, not eating/eating a lot, disinterested in hobbies, emotional, anger, etc.
For people struggling; you are not your mental illness. It will get better. My biggest tip is go to someone and talk to them. I have a counselor and she has helped me out with a lot. It's hard to talk to people close to you about this kind of stuff but you need to tell someone the things you're feeling. The worst thing you can do is try to heal yourself and go through this very rough road alone.
Everyone has been through a tough break up. It’s not a pleasant time for either person. I’m going to give you some of my best tips for getting over ‘that boy’.
1. The number ONE rule for breaking up is DELETING THEM. I’m not saying be petty and block your boo after ya’ll get into a fight, or are taking a break. When you know that you and that person are over for good you need to delete him off snap and any other social media. This also means taking all the pictures off your wall.
2 .Stop communicating with the person you broke up with. I hear of so many people who keep interacting with their ex and to be honest it’s just toxic for the both of you. You broke up for a reason and either you two want to be together or you are just wasting each other’s time. Stop texting, calling or seeing each other asap
3. Speak only kind words about that person. I know that the relationship might have not turned out the way you wanted it to, but it does not mean you need to verbally destroy your ‘ex’ significant other. I promise you, during a break up is when all the drama comes out. No matter who you talk to (unless it’s your mom) the conversation will get back to the other person.
4. Do your best to avoid places you two used to go. Rather you had a favorite restaurant or you both loved getting ice cream, make sure to steer clear of these places during post break up season. You will get sad and nostalgic. The last thing you need is a cry sesh while you’re trying to eat your fav meal.
5. “The best way to get over someone is to get under someone else” is NOT a true statement. I promise you that trying to find a band aid in someone else will not make your pain go away. If anything, you will be hiding your emotions. I say you need a max of 3 weeks of you and girl time before you can think of talking to someone else.
6. Have plenty of Girl Time. Your friends are the people that will always be there all the time, your friends are the people that make you feel better. Make sure to dress up and go to dinner, or go see a movie.
7. Do NOT look back at old pictures. I do not care if it has been a couple of weeks or a couple of months. Do not let your mind trick you into start bringing out the old couple pics. Not only is it going to make you sad, it’s going to make you forget why you two broke up in the first place. There’s always a reason why you two called it quits so no matter how much you miss him, remember that reason.
8.Listen to your mom. During many relationships, my mother has told me things about a boy that I really did not want to hear. She ended up always knowing what she was talking about. Listen to her because she probably has more experience.
9. If he acts like he doesn’t care, believe him. This is a tip that goes for that weird period where you are still together but kind of at the breaking up stage. If your boyfriend is acting like he doesn’t care/ want to hang out believe him. You cannot force someone to do something they don’t want to do.
10. Do not look on his social media accounts. This means don’t go look on his twitter or his ig trying to find something out. I promise that this will make you feel even worse than when you started the search. Also, whatever you do, DO NOT GO LOOK AT HIS NEW GIRL.
Until Next Time,
Anyone who knows me, knows I talk to almost everyone I meet. I can sit down and find out someone’s life story in a five-minute conversation. I’m very nosey and am not afraid to ask questions if I’m interested in something. For example, I was at an Eric Church concert earlier this year and I was sitting next to this lady who was alone. She was singing along to every song hardcore and super excited to see Eric. I was observing her and was convinced that she knew Eric personally. We had an intermission and I told my mom that she was probably going to meet up with him right now. She, of course, laughed and said she would be behind stage if that was true. When the lady came back, I asked her straight up “do you know Eric Church?” She laughed and told me no and wanted to know why I asked. I responded with you’re so excited for him. She told me that she follows him around to his tours. She’s been to many shows and usually ends up by herself because none of her friends like country music. I told her how strong and independent that was and I aspire to be like that. We talked about boys and I learned her story of how she ended up on a trip in Europe by herself again! I started asking her questions about her job, her schooling, and of course what the future held. This woman was so interesting and I was so into her life story. She was a photo editor for a major magazine. She had even interned for Oprah after college like whaaa??? Before we ended the conversation, I told her that if she ever needed a Europe partner I would happily go with her (hey, if you’re reading this that offer still stands).
As I’ve been in Disney, I’ve been talking to many strangers. I have been waiting in hour-long lines so I can’t just sit in silence. The ladies I’m with have an ongoing joke that my ‘pick-up’ line is “Are you from here?” That’s how I get the conversation rolling normally.
The first person I met was a woman (didn’t get the name) and her service dog Samantha. This woman and her husband were in Disney for a marriage conference. Her service dog was so cool and collected and I had been eyeing her most of the line. I overheard a conversation with her and another person and decided to jump in. She’s had Samantha for almost six months. The lady has a heart condition where her pup can sense the smell her body gives off before the condition happens. She also told me that there are six or seven different conditions that dogs can smell, one of them being migraines. We finished the conversation with me telling her about how I wanted to raise a service puppy. Later in the line, she let us pet Samantha and we received some pretty intense face kisses. I ended up seeing her around the park a couple more times throughout the day, and each time I smile came to my face.
A few days later, I was in animal kingdom waiting in the gruesomely long line for the new Avatar ride. While I was waiting, I started talking to this cute little family. It was a mom and her two daughters. I found out that they were from Toronto. The mother explained to me about how multicultural the city is. She told me that just on a drive you can see authentic neighborhoods of all types of cultures. The little girls told me that they got to skip school to come to Disney for a week!! I told them that their mom was the coolest mom. I learned about what Toronto was like. The girls explained to me about their schooling and how they are fully emerged in French (yes, I made her speak it to me). When they graduate from high school, the two girls will be bilingual. This program helps them to be able to work for the government. The mother was also a very interesting person. She told me how she travels a lot. I went on to learn about how she lived in the UK, Thailand, and Honduras. She told me how she was adopted and her adoptive dad traveled around. He worked on helping third world countries get water by building water pumps. She told us how maybe one day she would take her kids to live in the UK because that was her favorite place. She gave us all the advice to travel as much as you can, to get the most education possible, and to do whatever makes you happy. The mom kept reiterating that we needed to travel, if our rent and bills were paid we could go wherever we wanted. I loved learning about this lady’s life and she was a magical part of that night.
Still in animal kingdom, I met a young man that worked there. I was a single rider and so was he. He jumped on the Mount Everest ride with me and automatically introduced himself. He was so bubbly and made me smile the whole ride. Even though the ride was less than two minutes, we talked the whole time and he was such a fun person. He made me throw my ONLY hair tie on to this hill. He said 'everyone did it and it would bring me good luck'. We decided to make the yeti pose when the picture was taken and this is how it turned out.
I’m in love with talking to people and asking questions. One man I met at the beach asked me if I was a detective (hi Rick). I want to learn to listen to others. I want to start educating and growing myself through what others have to say. As Frank Tyger says, “be a good listener, your ears will never get you in trouble.
Hope you have a magical day,
P.S. I would love to read any comments of a time when you’ve randomly met someone
The first that I want you to know is that you are stronger than you once thought you were. I want you to learn to love yourself early in your life. I want you to be friends with everyone and talk to each person you meet. I want you to find your worth in other things besides your grades. I want you to be kind. I want you to love your mother. I want you to not put your care in boys or your relationships you have with them. I want you to be intentional with everything and everyone you encounter.
Yes, baby girl, school is hard and you love your good grades. Nothing has changed in these ten years I can assure you. These grades and GPA averages should not define. As you will soon learn, you can go to college without straight A’s. Guess what? You can even have two years of college before you graduate high school. My wish is that you learn to not obsess over school. I want you to always value your education, but I wish you would have learned earlier to not stress yourself out.
As you will soon learn, friends are so important to have. Good friends are there for you and will hold you up. These people are going to be your everything. I want you to make more friends early on. In the same way, I want you to be friendlier to people. I wish for your kindness. I want you to learn how to get outside of your box and meet new people. I want you to be known as someone who can be a friend to everyone.
Honeys, boys will disappoint you. I’m going to repeat this so maybe you’ll remember, boys will disappoint you. I wish for you to not put so much effort into the relationships you have with each boy you will meet in the coming years. Focus on your friends. If the choice comes between your boyfriend and your friend, pick your friend. Your girlfriends are your backbone, your biggest supporters, the loves of your life. Remember this.
The last thing I hope for you to know is that you’re strong and everything is going to be okay. If you need help ask someone. Listen to other people’s stories that’s a way you will grow. Go to every concert, ballgame, party, friend night, and trip you can. Don’t grow up so fast baby girl because you are going to miss all of this.
With so much Love,
P.S. These years will fly by