Gift ideas under $25 dollars

I like getting gifts and so does everyone else. So I decided to compose a list of rad gifts for under $25. I have included mugs, makeup, books, socks, jewelry, and other things I think would make great gifts. My favorite things to receive are clothes, books, music, mugs,makeup, anything hockey and soccer related.

Mugs:

  • Cat mug (x)
  • Narwhals(x)
  • Tea(x)
  • For the hockey fans( there are others besides the Jamie Benn one)(x)
  • Plaid(x)
  • Captain America (x)

Socks:

  • Pandas(x)
  • Wool(x)
  • Star Wars (x)
  • Batman(x)
  • ‘MERICA (x)
  • Floral(x)

Jewelry:

  • Layered (x)
  • Pearls(x)
  • Leaf bracelet(x)
  • Bangle set(x)
  • Necklace and Earrings set (x)
  • Earring set (x)

Beanies:

  • Festive(x)
  • Basic(x)
  • Knit(x)

Makeup:

  • Eyeshadow Pallete(x)
  • Sponge(x)
  • Nude Pallete(x)
  • Lip gloss set (x)
  • Eyeshadows(x)
  • EOS(x)

Books:

  • Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell (x)
  • Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (x)
  • The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater(x)
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ranson Riggs (x)
  • An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir (x)
  • Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard (x)

Gift Cards:

  • Amazon
  • Barnes and Nobles
  • H&M
  • Forever 21
  • Target
  • itunes

 

 

 

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Winter Clothes

Where I live we don’t get much of a winter but I still stock on up on cute clothes for when there is actual winter weather.

Here are some of my favorite winter shirts:

  • Button up jean shirt(x)
  • The classic flannel(x)
  • tunics(x)

Sweater Galore:

I love sweaters so this post will have a lot of them

  • Red sweaters are perfect for the holiday season(x)
  • Oh look another red sweater(comes in other colours)(x)
  • This creme colored sweater would look great with anything(x)
  • Look a printed one(x)

Pants:

I usually were different types of pants but leggings are also good.

Scarves, Hats, Accessories:

I love scarves and have a habbit of buying one too many beanies especially ones with my hockey and soccer teams on them. I really want to get some more beanies.

  • Printed scarves(x)
  • Chunky knit scarves(x)
  • I had to add hockey(Montreal Canadiens winter classic hat) (x)
  • Oh look another hockey beanie(Dallas Stars) (x)
  • cute socks(x)
  • more cute socks(x)

Coats and vests:

  • Field jacket(x)
  • Pea coat ( I have one and they are amazing) (x)
  • Plaid(x)
  • another vest(x)

These are just some of the things I like for winter. Other good pieces for winter are striped long sleeve shirts, henleys, sweat pants, and lots of warm outer wear if you live somewhere cold unlike me.

Book Recomendations

I love to read and I have read a lot of good books this year. I read books from every genre but I mostly read non fiction, young adult, and fantasy. I thought I would share a few that I really fell in love with with you guys. Maybe you will find your next great read on this list. I have put in a link to each book on amazon.

  • Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard (x)
  • The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey (x)
  • The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown (x)
  • The Boys of Winter: The Untold Story of a Coach, a Dream, and the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team by  Wayne coffey (x)
  • The Diviners and Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray (x) (x)
  • The Winner’s Curse and The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski (x) (x)
  • Snow Like Ashes by Sarah Raasch (x)
  • An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir (x)
  • Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (x)
  • Band of Brothers by Stephen E. Ambrose (x)
  • The sword of summer by Rick Riordan (x)

Flower, what is in your backpack?

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I am a full time college student at a local college. I go for most of the day so I bring a lot to college. I occasionally have to bring my lunch which is not pictured. On certain days I am required to bring technology which in my case is my iPad air. In my backpack is my books and notebooks for each class. I also have my purse, glasses,and a book. Other school related things is my binder, pencil bag, planner and bullet journal.

  • My backpack is from Roxy. I would recommend this backpack since it has a lot of room and is easy to carry
  • My binder is a fivestar binder. I love these things they keep all my papers in one place.
  • My notebooks are plain old ones that work great.
  • I use an old make up bag for my pencil holder. I have sticky notes, highlighters, pens and pencils.
  • My planner is a medium Lily Pulitzer planner.
  • I am currently reading Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson.
  • I bring my books for each class that requires one.

Helpful life tips

I started college a month ago and I have been thinking about some helpful tips I have learned. Some of them took me a while to put into words. All of these come from my experiences. Life is a mess and very stressful at times. Stress reducing is key.

  • Lay out your clothes the night before. This will save you the hassle the next morning
  • When stressed read a book or watch your favorite tv show
  • Prioritize all the things you need to do during the week. This helps me get the most important tasks done and not to stress so much.
  •  Treat yourself. This is one of the most important things I have ever learned. Self love  makes you more confident about yourself.
  • Listening to music helps me to de stress and relax
  • Travel more. Seeing the world or discovering a new place where you live is amazing. It makes life so much more interesting and less mundane.
  • Clean where you live every week or two. A clean house mean less stress and sickness.
  • Enjoy the little things in life. The good book, the sports game, and the cup of tea.
  • Do not let what other people think of you affect you. You are you. You are an amazing and unique human being.
  • Spend time with friends and family.

School Supplies and Apps

  • Pens,Pencils, and highlighters:                                                                                 Papermate Inkjoy pens with caps                                                                           Papermate Flare pens                                                                                                 Ticonderoga pencils                                                                                                     Pentel Mechanical Pencils                                                                                           Sharpie Highlighters
  • Planners:                                                                                                                       Lily Pulitzer Medium Planner                                                                                    Ban.do Floral Planner                                                                                              Academic Planner
  • Notebooks                                                                                                                      Mead Journal                                                                                                                 Five Star Notebook                                                                                                     Pocket Notebooks
  • Binders                                                                                                                          1″ inch binder                                                                                                               Cute Binder                                                                                                              Floral Binder
  • Apps                                                                                                                     Quizlet                                                                                                                      Dropbox                                                                                                                    Google Drive                                                                                                             Wunderlist                                                                                                               Refme
  • Other supplies I usually get are notecards, post it notes,folders, loose leaf paper, and white out. These are important to help retain information, write notes, and correct mistakes. The apps I have listed are very good and I used them a lot. Quizlet helped me make good grades on tests and quizzes. Dropbox and google drive are for storing your essays, papers and powepoints for school. These made my life easier. The planner is another important thing to have. It keeps you organized. I put my schedule, due dates, test dates, and holidays in my my planner. I have the Lily Pulitzer Planner and I highly recommend it

Self Esteem

I have been struggling with having good self esteem. Every time I try to find something positive about myself I always find something else that I do not like. I talked to a lot of other people and I found most of them had the same thoughts. I think the problem is we see what other people look like and how they dress. Then we compare ourselves to them. We see what we are not. I have to remember to not compare myself to others because I am a unique and special person. Saying this helps me to have good self esteem. Having a good opinion of oneself is hard but it makes us feel so much better about ourselves.