Thursday, November 27, 2014

10 Things that Made Me Happy: November

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Hi there! I started a new series in September called "10 Things that Made Me Happy" which is pretty self-explanatory. Basically, I just listed 10 things that brightened up my day and brought me some joy in a certain month... but I only did it for September, so I thought I'd bring it back again today. Keep reading if you want to know what's been, well, making me happy!

Holiday Gift Guide: Secret Santa Edition (Under $18)

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Hi there! While giving is lovely during the holiday season, it can also be very pricey and can take a toll on your wallet. There are always those people that you want to get a gift for, but don't have much money to spend on them. That's why I thought it'd be helpful to share some of my ideas for cute little gifts that you can get your friends that won't break the bank. These gifts will also be a bit more gender-friendly compared to my previous one that was just for her. Of course, there will be some gits that only girls will probably enjoy, but there are also a few bits for him as well.


Monday, November 24, 2014

Quick Tips for Black Friday Shopping

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Hi there! It's a tradition for me every year since fifth or sixth grade, I believe, to go to the States and do some Black Friday shopping. Since we're crazy Canadians, we usually leave our place at around 8 pm, give or take a bit, and head over there in time for midnight or so and shop for a, uh, few hours.

Since Black Friday is nearly here and I have quite a few years of experience, I thought I'd share with you some tips to help make your shopping experience just a bit better.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sunday Funday: November 23/14

Hi there! This week has been insane. I feel like I've used that word or variations of that word to describe my week nearly every freaking week, but if I had to pick one week that has been the absolute craziest, it would be this past one.

Keep reading to find out what I've been up to!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Style Diary: New Obsession

Hi there! The snow's quite a big difference from when you last saw me, eh? Winter came a bit earlier this year where I live, but the snow everywhere is just so pretty that I don't quite mind.

I somehow managed to drag my brother out of the house in the cold (even if it was just for a mere two minutes) to take some photos of me for this Style Diary. It was pretty darn cold but I'm really happy with how these turned out. Plus, I'm pretty sure this is your first glimpse of me in full-on snow ever which is pretty exciting.

How to: Pick Yourself Up From a Failure

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Hi there! Failure is something that we all face at one point or another, whether it's a big let-down or a milder one. Failure can really mess you up if you can't get yourself into the right mentality to get out of that situation. 

Everyone has faced failure before and I know how hard it can be, which is why I decided to put together this post all about how to get yourself out of the rut. Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Gifts for Her

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Hi there! It's that time of year again. Yep, you guessed it - holiday season! Every year, I get really pumped about how it's all super festive and how I can buy people really nice gifts and make them happy. Late-November/December has been the major highlight of my year ever since I started making some money, and this year is no different.

Since I'm so stoked about the holidays, like last year, I'll be doing my very best to inject some inspiration into your brain for when you're out shopping for gifts for your loved ones.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Sunday Funday: 8 Things I Learned While on Hiatus

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Hi there! It feels like it's been so long since I last opened up Blogger and sat down to write something. Probably because it has. I won't even go back to see when my last post was because then I'll feel all kinds of guilty and I'm just not in the mood for that.

I'm sorry that I've been away for a bit, but I'm going to keep the excuses to a minimum here. Of course, I've been away because I've been so busy and today is going to be my busiest day yet (and I have NO IDEA how I'm going to handle it). However, after this whole little wave, I should be good for another, err, week before Christmas cardmaking starts and I die in a whole sea of cardstock.

Today, I thought I'd do a little spin on my usual Sunday Funday and share with you what I've learned over these few weeks.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Where Have I Been? (+ a little surprise discount!)

Rain came pouring down…

I had to screen shot this for Instagram but I love how the original is in motion.
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Hi there! Gosh, even those two words feel so foreign to type out. It's been a week now that I haven't posted? Shame on me. That's seven days too long. If it wasn't already clear, I've been kind of busy to say the least. This past week has been complete insanity and it's a miracle that I've somehow pulled through and am somewhat together.

I figured that since I was away for what has felt like ages, I should probably fill you guys in on what exactly has been going on with me. It's going to basically be a recap of my week, so if you're not interested in that but are interested in the surprise little discount at the end, go ahead and scroll down. I don't mind. :)