My “Me” Time Activities

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Making “me” time is something that I believe is essential to living a stress-free and happy life. If you don’t make time for yourself, how are you supposed to be well enough to make time for others? That being said, there are some things that I truly enjoy doing in order to get in a little “me” time. Whether I get to do these things every day, once a week, or once a month, I always try to make time for myself and I recommend that you all do as well.

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#1 Take a hot bath.

This is probably one of my favorite me time activities. I love to put some essential oils in my bathtub or make it all bubbly and just run the hottest water I can stand and soak. I’ll put on some relaxing tunes, light a few candles, and de-stress the day.

#2 Work on my blog!

Most people may not think of this as me time but I sure do. Blogging is something I love doing and I have such a passion for so when I get time to just sit down, work on my blog, and disconnect from everything else, I am a happy camper.

#3 Play video games.

Not that this is something “relaxing” necessarily but it is fun and makes me happy! Lately, I’ve been addicted to playing The Sims 2 again because they finally got it all debugged for Mac and I was able to score the Super Collection online for pretty cheap.

#4 Play with makeup.

When I want to cheer myself up, I’ll normally play with my makeup. Whether that’s work on swatching new products and taking photos or just doing a full face glam on myself for no reason, it makes me happy and that is the whole point.

#5 Play with my animals.

I have two cats and a puppy and they make the happiest animal mama around. They all are so adorable and loving. My puppy, Blaze, loves to play and give kisses and my biggest kitty, Chase, loves head scratches and cuddles. The little girl of the family, Lily, isn’t much for cuddles but she will allow the occasionally petting every now and then.

These are just some of the things that I enjoy doing to escape from the outside world of drama and despair. (I know, I’m dramatic.) What are some of your favorite things to do when you are trying to have some “me” time? Let me know in the comments below.

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103 Blog Post Ideas

103 blog post ideas

Being a blogger, writer’s block can be one of the most difficult things to overcome. You want to put out awesome content but you can’t think of what to write. I am coming to you with 103 ideas to help kickstart those mind muscles. As a beauty, lifestyle, and college blogger, I think it is only fitting that I suggest these types of posts to you.

103 blog post ideas

Beauty

  1. monthly favorites
  2. makeup of the day
  3. current skincare routine
  4. favorite makeup brand
  5. favorite face masks
  6. high end vs. luxury brand
  7. makeup dupes
  8. top 5 under $5
  9. top 10 under $10
  10. favorite drugstore products
  11. Sephora/Ulta haul
  12. favorite beauty bloggers
  13. favorite beauty vloggers/YouTubers
  14. testing full face of full coverage makeup
  15. testing a new product
  16. step-by-step makeup tutorial
  17. share your makeup collection
  18. show how you store your makeup
  19. products for your skin type
  20. products to help fight skin problems (acne, redness, etc.)
  21. “The Power of Makeup” before/after look
  22. what makeup means to you
  23. recent purchases haul
  24. all-time favorites
  25. how you did your makeup in ___ (middle school, high school, etc.)
  26. yearly favorites
  27. do your friend’s makeup
  28. let your significant other do your makeup
  29. review of new products
  30. series of themed eye looks (Disney, Harry Potter, etc.)
  31. brand first impressions
  32. do your significant other’s makeup

Lifestyle

  1. why you started a blog
  2. how to get followers via email
  3. daily routine
  4. house/apartment tour
  5. weekend recap/vlog
  6. have someone guest post on your blog
  7. your planning essentials
  8. “Plan With Me” post
  9. create a freebie
  10. things to do on a mental health day
  11. ways to kick depression
  12. fun at-home exercises (with and/or without equipment)
  13. places to visit in your city
  14. DIY furniture creation
  15. your current wishlist
  16. your morning routine
  17. ideas for date nights
  18. review a book you just read
  19. top 10 favorite movies
  20. current music playlist
  21. current favorite vloggers/YouTubers
  22. how to get followers on Instagram
  23. how you edit your Instagram photos
  24. your favorite Twitter chats
  25. your favorite bloggers
  26. talk about something you love to do and why
  27. seasonal bucket list (fall, winter, spring, summer)
  28. monthly/yearly goals
  29. 10 five-minute healthy meals
  30. your workout playlist
  31. ask your reader’s something and give your answer
  32. your must-haves for a good day
  33. 5 ways to brighten someone’s day
  34. things that make you happy
  35. things that grind your gears
  36. how you stay creative
  37. respond to someone else’s blog post
  38. top 10 favorite TV shows
  39. your night routine
  40. monthly favorites

College

  1. must-have school supplies
  2. favorite planners/agendas
  3. deals for back-to-school
  4. favorite backpacks
  5. best laptop for college students
  6. how to get straight A’s
  7. how to read your syllabus
  8. why you should be a “Teacher’s Pet”
  9. being in a fraternal organization
  10. why you should get involved on campus
  11. why you should live on campus
  12. dorm move-in recap
  13. dorm shopping haul
  14. how to solve rando-roommate conflict
  15. how to combat homesickness
  16. places for students to hang out in your city
  17. favorite dorm-safe meals
  18. what’s in your backpack
  19. favorite apps for college students
  20. how you take notes
  21. how to study for exams
  22. what questions to ask at the beginning of the semester
  23. your favorite writing utensils
  24. back-to-school clothes haul
  25. how to meet new friends
  26. how to choose your major
  27. share how you chose your major
  28. share what you want to do with your degree
  29. semester goals
  30. dos and don’ts of college parties
  31. how to stay safe on campus

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Why I unfollowed a Christian’s blog

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Yes, I’m aware that the title may cause a little uprising and this post overall might lose me some followers, but honestly… I’m okay with that. I do have a reason that I unfollowed a Christian’s blog.

Now, my views on religion are a moot point in this post, although this particular person is using their religion as a crutch for their backward beliefs, religion has nothing to do with this issue. I still, for the life of me, cannot understand what the issue is with people living their lives the way they want to. It does not affect you, it does not hurt you. In the end, if you believe in God, then you know that he judges all in the end. It is not your place to judge someone’s decision to be transgendered, gay, bisexual, asexual, or whatever one chooses to be. It is not your place to judge someone for wanting a separate bathroom because they are uncomfortable with both the female and male options. Why do people think it is okay to judge someone else’s lifestyle?

If you don’t want to be transgendered, don’t be. If you don’t want to go to a certain store because that store is accepting of all individuals, then don’t… but don’t blame your inability to see the ignorance of how you are acting on your religion. God does not tell you to judge others. He does not tell you to treat a business or a person differently because of their beliefs. What if your best friend turned out to be transgendered? What is your mother decided to make the transformation? Would you tell them they are wrong and “boycott” them? I would hope not.

Our society today seems to have this crazy idea in their head that what other people do somehow affects them, their marriages, and their beliefs. If you are so easily affected, then I would do some questioning of your own religion because that should be a red flag. I do not think that I am better than anyone else, I do not think that my beliefs are better than anyone else’s, and I do not think that what others do will affect my life.

This reason is why I unfollowed a Christian’s blog. Although she posted fabulous content, most of the time, and seemed to be a great gal, I cannot support nor justify views that are negative towards another with no rhyme or reason. Please do not take this as “Well, their reason is that they don’t believe that,” because that was the whole point of this post. They may not believe in it, but it does not give them the right to judge another for not believing what they believe in. My biggest wish for the future is that we will live in a world that does not judge others. I know this is truly wishful thinking and, sadly, never going to happen, but a girl can dream, right?

Rant over.

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Blogmas Day 12 | Favorite YouTubers of All Time

YouTube is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time but never had the guts to go through with (I’m planning for this to change soon 😉). I seriously admire those who can get in front of a camera and just be themselves. I love watching videos of so many different kinds, from my favorite lifestyle and beauty gurus to gameplay for League of Legends and voice impressions. That being said, I’m going to share with you (as of now) my favorite YouTubers of all time!

#1 Laura Lee

This girl has slowly become my ride-or-die YouTuber. She’s hilarious, quirky, sweet, and GORGEOUS. I love all the different things she offers, from weird beauty hacks to makeup tutorials that slay my existence. She is one of the most down-to-Earth YouTubers I’ve ever come across. She even has shared how she went from being “fake” on camera to learning to finally be herself to her subscribers. And I think that this is what makes her so amazing.

#2 Jaclyn Hill

Everyone loves this girl. She’s easily one of the most well-known beauty gurus of all time. She’s been on YouTube for ages and has become a hit among young teens. She’s done several collaborations with brands–best known for her Becca collaboration in creating the highlighter, Champagne Pop–and she has done exceptionally well from herself. Being able to share her personal life, her backstory, and so much more with her subscribers is something that hits home with me. I always love when I can connect with the people I watch on YouTube. She makes that sooo easy.

#3 Shaaanxo

Another well-known beauty guru, Shan, is definitely in my top favs for the YouTube world. She is such a light-hearted and happy woman. I love the amount of creativity she puts into her channel. Although I love a good smokey eye, she brings life back into makeup. Everything from special effects to get ready with me videos, she’s got you covered. She rocks a bold lip and makes me feel like nothing is too unique for me.

#4 Brizzy Voices

Although she does some beauty videos, one that breaks away from my normal watching needs on YouTube is Brizzy! She is an amazing YouTubers that is well known for her voice and singing impressions. She can do so many different things that it honestly amazes me. I even used one of her impressions as my text tone one time (yes, I’m a dork). On a real note though, she’s so happy and lively all the time and makes YouTube fun again. Plus, we share a HUGE love for Harry Potter.

#5 Madison Miller

Although I did not discover Madison until around a year ago, I’ve quickly fallen in love with her. I remember finding out that she used to be a teacher (which is my career path) and I was so excited. She’s seriously so gorgeous and amazing with her makeup skills. I love that she is so generous to her subscribers, constantly doing giveaways, and always gives us the down low on new products with her famous “Dope or Nope” videos. I can always turn to her for an honest review!

#6 ThatGirlShaeXo

This girl has been a ride or die for me for awhile now. From everything to her weight loss journey to her battles with acne-prone skin, I relate to so many REAL things that she talks about on her channel. Although she is known for being a beauty guru, she adheres to what I consider a large audience with her various types of videos. I adore her beauty videos just as much, though! I love when she does live swatching and I KNOW that Mama needs a little forehead bronzer to make her looks complete!

#7 Laura Leth

Although best known for her “Instagram-esque” videos–where she just showing you everything without voicing it, I love her to death. She does AMAZING makeup looks and uses such a great variety of drugstore and high-end products, in my opinion. Her looks are what drew me in because her makeup always looks flawless. She even has her own eyelash line, if I’m not mistaken, and she says that she wears lashes daily so what would be more appropriate?!

And that’s it for my favorite YouTubers! Although I have many that I watch and adore, these are the ones that keep me coming back again and again (even if I stray away for a little while). I love them all dearly and could only dream of getting to meet each of them some day. And if by some miracle they are reading this, I might pass out. 😅

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August Goals

I can’t believe August is here already! It feels like yesterday that July started and I was getting everything ready for my boyfriend officially move in. Now he’s moved in, I’m loving my job, I signed up for sorority recruitment, and school starts in less than two weeks! I’m so happy that this time is finally back. I love summer but I feel like it’s far too long sometimes. I love school (yes, I’m one of those) and being out for THREE MONTHS drives me up the wall with boredom.

Now, with a new month comes new goals! Not only will I be setting goals for the month of August but I’ll also be setting goals for the upcoming fall semester (Stay tuned for that post!). However, this is only for my monthly goals so let’s get into it…

Personal Goals

#1 Focus of loving myself a little more. | I’ve worked so hard towards this goal in the last year or so and I’ve really improved. However, with work and being busy, I’ve neglected it. I don’t try as hard and I don’t feel as good about myself because of it. I love doing my hair and makeup in the mornings because it makes me feel good. I love wearing edgy yet cute outfits because I feel amazing in them.

#2 Finish my current book of choice. | I am currently reading a novel called “A Version of The Truth” by Jennifer Kaufman and Karen Mack. I’m in love with it so far. I’ll definitely have to do a book review on the blog once I finish it but I can already tell it’s going to be a good’n.

#3 Throw myself into the semester/school activities. | School is one of my favorite parts of life… which explains why I want to be a teacher and get three degrees at minimum. I’m so excited for classes to start back and I’ll be a SENIOR this year. That’s crazy! I am finally going out for sorority recruitment so I’m beyond excited. I’m also an officer in a few organizations so I really want to plunge into that at full speed.

#4 Pick up the apartment daily. | I’m really bad at this. I get so busy with work here lately that I always let it get a mess before I clean it… mostly because I’m so exhausted and just wait until my day off. My goal is to continually pick up around here every day so I don’t have a HUGE mess to clean once my days off come around.

#5 Lose 5 more pounds. | I started counting calories and working on my weight loss journey once again almost three weeks ago. I have now lost 10 pounds since then and I could not be more excited. I’m so proud of myself and I can’t wait to continue to lose more. As a guide, I want to lose at least 5 more pounds in the month of August. I lost so much recently that this shouldn’t be too hard if I keep eating healthy.

Blogging Goals

#1 Reach 50 email followers. | I had over 1,000 email followers on my previous blog before my unfortunate incident happened. This is honestly what hurt me the most because I lost all of them. Most of my social media was easy to transfer or pick back up but I haven’t had as much luck with this. I’m going to seriously try to up my email follower game this month. (You should totally go to the sidebar and sign-up if you haven’t already. 😘)

#2 Reach 50 Bloglovin’ followers. | The same goes for this as does my email followers. I had to remake my Bloglovin’ when I got a new blog (naturally). I don’t have barely any followers here either but I’m planning the same course of action. Hopefully, my Facebook blogging groups and Twitter will help me build up my followers. (If you want to be a doll, you can also follow me on Bloglovin’ here.)

#3 Continue to schedule posts ahead of time. | I think this is going to be what keeps me from getting behind once classes start back up so I have GOT to do it. I plan to get about two weeks worth out before the first day of classes (if I can manage it) so I don’t have too much to worry about until I’m at least a week into classes so I can focus on getting a feel for the semester.

#4 Stay on my blogging schedule. | I currently have new posts go live on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. This puts me at posting three times a week, which seems to be good for me and an easier schedule to live up to. I even did a poll and everyone agreed that this was best. I want to stick to this throughout school coming back (this is REALLY hard for me).

#5 Keep up with my new Facebook group, Blogwarts. | Blogwarts is a new group that I created that is going AMAZINGLY. It’s based on Hogwarts from the Harry Potter series, only for bloggers! I have so many amazing admins and members that have made my 19 members grow to almost 100 now in only a few days. This is so mind-blowing. I couldn’t be more grateful. I want to keep up with this and help it grow as much as possible. (Click here if you want to join in and be sorted into your very own house. ⚡️)

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When life hands you sour lemons…

“When life hands you lemons, you make lemonade.”

But, what if those lemons are sour…?

Many of you know me but don’t know this blog. Let’s start from the beginning,  shall we?

Hello, my name is Kimberly. This is my blog. You may remember a blog called Blogs for Days. That was my blog, too. See… life decided to hit me in the head and knock me out. Those sour lemons I mentioned? Yeah, they were fatal. Long story short… I lost my blog – over 100 posts, tons of comments, and many followers are gone. I was able to edit all of my social media so I could maintain the followers on those accounts but I am no longer using Blogs for Days. This is now my primary and permanent blog.

There is no chance of me getting the information from my previous blog back as it is partly my fault for what happened – even though I didn’t know it would delete all traces of BFD when I did what I did. However, I can’t change the past and I can’t fix what happened. I have talked with tech support for hours today and I think this new start is the best way to go.

On the bright side – yes, there’s a bright side – I am now 100%, completely, and totally self-hosted through Bluehost*. I own my blog! I cannot tell you how happy it makes me to be able to say that. I have a pretty, new theme which I am working on completely customizing and I plan to get a header from Jemma at Dorkface to enhance it even more! I am extremely excited for this process and I cannot wait to get everything in order, the way my OCD likes it to be. :’)

If you haven’t already, feel free to check out my social media links in the sidebar or below! I hope you all follow me on this journey. Feel free to subscribe via email to my new and improved blog – as I hope you all will do.

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