My Fall Morning Routine // Blogtober Day #9

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It’s kind of strange that I am posting a morning routine on here since all my posts go up at 9pm eastern time but why not? I thought I would share with you guys my morning routine for fall time. I usually go to school every morning during the week except Friday. On Friday’s I do all my blog stuff. I leave one day to write posts, make my social media content, record videos. Everything I have to do to make sure this blog is a well-functioning machine. I thought it would be cool to share with you guys my morning routine on my “work days” rather than on a school day. Two reasons for this, it’s more interesting and I really don’t do anything on school mornings, I throw myself together and look like garbage every day at school.

Let’s jump right into it. I always start my morning with waking up way latter than I should. I get up around 10-11. It really depends on the day and I don’t super force myself to stay on a schedule. I let myself have that one day to sleep in. I have to be up early during the week for school and early for work on the weekends. So, I slowly get up and check my phone. I usually have some notifications, so I check out what’s happening for a few minutes. Once I’m awake a drink a glass of cold water. I find this wakes me up more than any coffee would.

As I’m drinking my water I go over everything that I want to get done today. I have mental list most times, but I take this time to write it down, so I can visually see what needs to happen. After the list is done I get on it. I start with breakfast/early lunch. Sometimes I eat breakfast food, sometimes I don’t. It depends on what is in the fridge and how much effort I want to put into making it. I also make myself a tea. I don’t drink tea for the caffeine but more because I like how warm it is and since it’s getting cold out I need something to warm me up in the morning.

As I’m eating I double check my to-do list and the weather. If there’s things I’m planning on doing outside I look to see if the weather will permit it. Sometimes I film outside or need to take pictures. If it’s pouring rain I have to move those things to next week or hope that the weather will clear up for enough time for me to get it done.

After eating I put on some YouTube to catch up on my fellow YouTubers and open up my computer. Again, I go back and forth between my desk and my bed. I find I’m more productive if I sit at my desk. If I’m on my bed I get distracted a lot with computer games or social media. I guess when I sit at my desk in work mode.

I spend the day writing blog posts, making social media content and editing videos. I also set up and film videos or take pictures for blog posts. I typically do this for the rest of the day.

This is my morning routine. I hope you guys enjoy it. I’m a slow morning person and I don’t wake up at the crack of dawn like most bloggers or YouTubers. I also don’t get ready, like put on makeup unless I have to film or take pictures. I also shower at night. I do brush my teeth though and go to the bathroom, but I didn’t think that would be all that interesting.

What do you guys do in the morning? Do you guys prefer to be up early or late? I would love to know what your morning routines look like so let me know.

I will see you guys tomorrow.

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My Fall Reading List // Blogtober Day #5

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Does anyone else feel like wrapping themselves in a warm blanket, lighting a candle, dimming the lights and just reading? I feel like October brings on that mood for me. Maybe it’s because of the rainy days or the colder weather but I just need a book to warm up my soul haha.

I thought I would share with you guys my fall reading list. I know you guys love my posts about my reading lists so why not do one for fall? I don’t have a big list because I have a lot of books I have to read for school so have to keep my expectations low for this fall. Hopefully, I will be able to read more books, but I don’t think I will be able to. I have four books to share with you guys that I will be reading for the next 2 months.

Cordially Invited by Zoe Sugg

Fellow blogger Zoe Sugg has just came out with a housewarming book. I think that’s what it’s called. It’s all about the seasons and how to throw the best party and decorate your home and other little bits and bobs. I love these kinds of books. I will be honest and say I have a few of them. I was so excited when she announced that she was coming out with this book. I made the error of pre-ordering the book. I pre-ordered it thinking I would get it for the day of the release. Nope. I still haven’t gotten it yet. The book came out the 3rd and yup I’m still waiting for it. According to my tracking information, it hasn’t even been shipped yet. Trust me, I have ordered a lot of things through Amazon and I am not impressed not one bit. Usually, they have better service than this. Regardless I will be devouring this book when I get it.

You Can Get It HERE!

Harry Potter by J.K Rowling

I’ve been really wanting to re-read these books for a long time. For whatever reason when I think of fall and books the first thing that pops into my head is Harry Potter. I have a feeling because the beginning of each book kind of starts with fall. I also find Harry Potter to be such a comforting book. There is just something so magical when you read the Harry Potter series that is hard to explain. I just love being in the world that is Harry Potter. I also own all of them. I got them for my birthday a few years back. My boyfriend also owns all of them and just so happened to have the same set as I did. So, we technically have two copies of the books. Now that is hoarding at its best. I can’t get rid of books, by the way, it’s an actual problem. Maybe I should film a bookshelf tour soon? Would that be something you guys would want to see? Anyways back on topic. If you haven’t read any of the Harry Potter books get on that…like now!

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The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a Fuck + Get Your Shit Together by Sarah Knight

I put this in the same paragraph because it’s not a series but a series by this author. I bought these books I believe last year because the titles stood out to me. I read one of them when I bought them and never got around to reading the second on. I am also currently feeling like I need to get my life back together and start focusing on what makes me happy and from what I remember of this book it talks about that. I have been feeling a bit unhappy with some stuff in my life and decided it was time to focus on myself and be a bit selfish and make sure that I am happy

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You Can Get The Life Changing Magic HERE! You Can Get Get Your Shit Together HERE!

That was my reading list for this fall. What are you guys reading? Would you guys like it if I filmed a bookshelf tour? If you have read or like any of these books I would love to know! If you want to read along with me for any of these books I would love to know. I think that would be a lot of fun. We can even make a hashtag or something cheesy like that haha.

I will see you guys tomorrow.

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My Monthly Loves / September 2018 // Blogtober Day #2

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It’s already the beginning of October. I can’t believe it. It feels like the month flew by. Since it’s the end of the month, everyone knows what time it is. The flood of monthly favourites are coming out. I have to admit I don’t have many favourites this month. I have been sick a lot and not really doing anything it seems like. Does anyone else get that way? If you’re not feeling well you kind of just don’t really do anything with your life? You just watch Netflix or YouTube all day? Just me?

I don’t have a lot of physical things this month I realized as I was prepping this post. I also only have 4 things to share with you guys. Sorry 😦

1.Bob’s Burgers

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I’m pretty sure last month I talked about Archer. This month I am coming back with another adult cartoon. I have had a thing lately with adult cartoons. Bob’s Burgers is just easy to put on while I’m doing something else or just trying to fall asleep. I don’t know what I like so much about it but it just keeps me entertained. I’ve already watched 3 seasons. I find the characters relatable and funny. There’s something about it that reminds me of exaggerated versions of people I know. I recommend it if you’re into adult cartoon humour.

2. Fall Candles

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I bought these so early in September. I got them from Winners for 3,99$ each. They got me so excited for fall. I’ve been burning them so much not only for how good they smell but also the atmosphere they give off. Both my boyfriend and I like the lighting candles give during the evening in our room. Also, our place traps smells so badly and I hate Febreze. I feel like it’s too strong and I have a hard time breathing when it’s sprayed. So candles help a lot. Winners is a fantastic place to get seasonal candles. I will be picking up more soon.

3. Tati Westbrook

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So I started watching Tati on YouTube this month. I think I just binge watch people for a month straight. I’ve done it with so many channels. For someone who is horrendous at makeup, I love to watch beauty gurus. I was also looking for new people to watch because I was over the drama that surrounds the beauty community. I found Tati and loved how drama free she is. I also love that she’s not about promo codes. She uses a lot of affordable makeup. Honestly, she is a breath of fresh air.

4. Tumblr

I am back on Tumblr! I have a Tumblr dedicated to fitness. Since my post about feeling a bit insecure about my physical appearance, you can read that post here, I decided to try and create more healthy changes in my life. I use my Tumblr to motivate myself.  I get food and workout ideas. I also love the community. You just have to be careful with the eating disorder triggering things on Tumblr. There is an awesome healthy community though if you’re just looking for that push. You can follow me at the-nerd-girl-health.tumblr.com.

So that is what I’ve been loving. What have you guys been loving? Have you guys ever liked anything I’ve mentioned in this post? I would love to know!

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Happy Birthday To Me! // Blogtober Day #1

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On September 30th, 1998, in Paris France, little old me was born. I decided to give myself the day to just celebrated and waited till today to post about my birthday. I am finally 20 years old. The big 2-0!

I spent the day sick! I had the worst cold and felt like dying. I also was alone at my place. My boyfriend was coming back from his parent’s place later in the day. I spent the morning sleeping and just watching TV. I also did go out to buy some meds at the drugstore up the street.

My boyfriend bought me a lovely gift that he gave me once he got back. It was so thoughtful. He got me two bracelets with lava stones that you can put essential oils in to help with my anxiety. I thought that was the best idea and I’ve been wearing it since.

We had dinner with my parents. Nothing too fancy. I just wasn’t in the mood for a big party or crazy anything. As I get older I realize that I don’t need all those fancy parties and going to the club. It really isn’t for me.

I also left the house another time to go pick up the Ariana Grande perfume with some birthday money. I will be blogging about that later this month!

All and all, I had a very relaxing and quiet birthday plagued by sickness.

I also wanted to mention in this post that I am doing Blogtober this year! Super exciting! This will be my third full month that I blog every day this year. Clearly, I am crazy and like to stress myself out haha. I am hoping you guys like it. I have a bunch of content that I am preparing and I can’t wait for you guys to see!

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My Own Insecurities Caused My Try On Haul to Fail!

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I know I haven’t been as active on my blog and YouTube this week like usual. It’s because I have a problem. A body confidence problem. I filmed a whole video and just couldn’t find myself to edit it. I just didn’t like how my body looked in the try on haul I was filming.

I’ve always been a confident person but when it comes to my weight I have more of a problem. I’m not fat by any means. I don’t hate my body either but I know when I need to lose weight. When I’ve been eating a lot of junk I can see and feel a difference in my body. I just don’t feel as good about myself as I would when I feel healthy and have been eating good.

So, I have a whole try on haul that I won’t be posting on my channel. I thought about posting it just because it could all be in my head. I decided not to because I just don’t want to put that on my channel and blog. I want to share with you guys someone who is healthy and I am not healthy right now.

I will still make a blog post about my haul but I will be taking new photos and it will go up next week. I just wanted to talk to talk to you guys about confidence and weight loss and talking about our bodies.

I have insecurities. I know that it’s probably more in my head than anything else but it eats me alive. I just can’t find the confidence to say “this is me” and “deal with it”. I know I don’t look healthy. Not to say anything against plus size woman and men or anyone with any body type. This is more about me and my mental state. I find that I am harsher on my body when I know I haven’t eaten well or been working out.

As a blogger especially a lifestyle blogger who talks about clothes and life and makeup and whatever it is, I have to show myself. I have a hard time showing myself when I don’t feel beautiful. It’s something I struggle with. I can’t image people who have immense followings who always have to show up do it. Are these people confident in their bodies and how they look or do they just get over it and move on?

I am hoping one day to figure it out and be able to see myself in a better light when I do gain weight. I don’t believe that we should always be obsessed with our weight. I don’t want my life to revolve around how I look and the number on the scale.

Do any other bloggers feel down about themselves sometimes and not want to post online? In a world that is so preoccupied with followers and likes it really is hard to put yourself out there to be scrutinized.

What do you guys think? How do you guys feel about insecurity and the online world?

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How To Nail Syllabus Week // Back To School 2018

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I start school in one weeks time and I am already mentally preparing myself for school. Don’t get me wrong I am very excited to go back to school but there is so much to do. Some people think that syllabus week is super easy and others think it’s very stressful. I fall under the in-between category. I know I have a lot to do but at least I’m not doing homework or projects yet. I thought I would share my best tips to do syllabus week the right way.

1. Read your syllabus before class

If your teacher posts their syllabus before the start of class I suggest reading it before class. Most of my teachers in the past have expected that the class read the syllabus and I’ve looked very stupid in the past for not reading it. If you take the 5 minutes to read your syllabus the class will make a lot more sense when the teacher is explaining things.

2. Buy your books beforehand

This may not be easy for everyone but I suggest buying your books for school before your classes start. I always try and go before my first class. Some teachers like to jump right into class, those are the teachers I like to call crazy. Still, it’s better to be prepared rather than not have your materials. I also find this eliviates the stress of waiting in long lines when the school book store openes. Beating the lines is the best way to go about it.

3. Create a schedule

I would honestly practice before school starts but create a sleep and wake up schedule. It will be a lot easier in the morning if you are waking up and going to bed at the same time everyday. I decided that I will be waking up at 7 am from now on. It’s one of the best ways to feel rested. You’ll be less tired if you are giving your body some consistancy. I find that syllubus week is the best way to decided what works best for you. It’s almost like a trial run of your school week. You’ll be able to see when it’s the best time to wake up everyday.

4. Know your schedule

This may seem like a given but I see people every year that are completly lost. At least have an idea of what your classes are. If you can look up the buildings your classes are in so you know where you have to be and when. I am lucky this year I am mostly in the same two buildings which will make it easier to get to my next class.

5. Ask questions

I am the worst at doing this myself but on syllubus week it’s the best time to ask questions. Don’t understand something on the syllubus? Aren’t sure if you’ll need the exact copy of your textbook or novel? Ask. It’s really that simple. It’s way better than getting a couple weeks into class and have no idea what’s going.

So here are my top 5 tip for syllabus week. Is anyone else excited to go back to school?

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Why I Don’t Use a Backpack! // Back To School 2018

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It’s back to school season! Who else is super excited to go back to school, cause I know I am? I thought I would make a back to school series for the next few weeks leading up to school starting. I will be going back to college this year for my second semester and I am really in love with what I’m studying. I really wanted to share my tips and tricks and maybe even some inspo for you guys for back to school.

So I know the title may be surprising to everyone. No backpack? Then what do you use? Now, let’s start at the beginning before we get ahead of ourselves. I have always used a backpack since my first day of pre-school all the way up to last year. I have had them all, the ones with my favourite animated characters, the suitcase backpack, the fashionable backpack, you name it I had it. Last year I ended up using a very ugly but sturdy backpack. I was just lugging around so much stuff that I needed something that could hold all my stuff.

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This year I decided I was tired of it. I was tired of carrying around all this shit that I didn’t need. I was tired of my bag being so heavy for no reason. So I decided this year that I was done with it. I was not living that hell again. I bought myself a large purse and said everything is going to fit in here whether I like it or not.

You can actually grab my exact bag here. I love Aldo! Their bags are always amazing! Honestly, if you’re looking for a good quality bag they are the place to go.

Now it was time to get rid of all those extra things. I started off first with my notebook. I had the amazing idea of using a 5 subject notebook last year for all my classes. I think it was just super easy to know that I had all my notes for all my classes at all times. The only problem is that the notebook was heavy. So I was super excited when I saw that they sold 5 subject notebooks but smaller.

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Then it was to take out the 2 or 3 pencil cases I had. I only very used like three things, a pencil, an eraser and a pen. I didn’t need all the colourful pens and the sharpies and all the extra little things I had in my pencil cases. I downsized to one pencil case that really has the bare minimum. The only thing I added to the three things listed above was white out and highlighters and one sharpie. Now it’s light and I only have to worry about one pencil case.

Next, I decided to get rid of the three agendas. Yes, I had three agendas. One for school and one for personal/ school stuff. I decided to condense everything into one agenda. It’s actually a teacher’s planner. I bought it for like 1$ at Target when I went to visit my friend Lauren. I realized a teacher planner was perfect to see when my homework and exams were. I also noticed I never really used my personal agenda. I just didn’t think to use it. Everything is already on my phone so I didn’t need it. That again frees up a lot of space.

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School books. They are a pain in my ass. Now that I’m in college I have a lot more textbooks. Last year I left all my textbooks at home and brought them to school when I needed them. I had a locker, everyone! Yet I chose to have all my books at home. This year I am determined to do a 360 and bring home the books I need rather than have to lug them to school every day.

I was bringing a water bottle and a travel cup to school every day. I would have my tea in one and my water in the other. Liquids get heavy! Plus I would just have an empty travel cup to carry when I was done my tea. I don’t believe I need to drink a tea to be awake in the morning. I prefer just drinking water. I feel like a nice cup of cold water in the morning wakes me up better than any caffeine does. So I am dropping the caffeine in the morning from now on.

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Two books usually ended up in my bag. In case I got bored with the one book I was ready I would bring another one. So yeah, I will be sticking to one book at a time. I don’t think I need to make it clear that books get heavy. I will be working on not bring a ridiculous amount of books too school.

I have never once used a personal hygiene bag every in my life. I have never used a toothbrush or deodorant or floss or band-aids or any of those little things. They were just taking us space in my bag. The only things I do use is Tylenol/Advil and a tampon. So I will leave a small container of pain relievers in my bag and tampons when I need them. I will probably have a separate bag for the days I have gym class with deodorant and perfume because I have a class after. That I will leave at home and just throw it in my bag on the days that I will need it. Other than that it’s really a waste of space to have all those things on a daily bases. If it works for you that’s awesome but for me, it’s just clutter.

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So these are all the reasons why I will not be using a backpack every again. I want to have a more minimalist school year. I wrote this post not to make anyone think that my way is the only way but more to not make the same mistakes as me. You can put all the things I’m bringing to school into a backpack. I just simply chose a bag because to me it’s more fashionable.

I want to know, do you guys bring backpacks to school? Are any of you stuck in the same runt as me bringing too much stuff to school? Leave me to comment I would love to know.

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