January Memories

Hey, everybody! How was your January? It was a great start to a new year with new goals and a new mindset. For me, January went by all too fast.

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I started off January with my friends. We had an amazing time ringing in the New Year and laughing together. On the fourth, I worked on my scrapbooks! I’m so close to being finished with the last one. Then on the seventh, it snowed. It was so much fun even though the snow didn’t stay long.

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Picture Creds: Sis

On the ninth, I received my business cards from Vistaprint. I was so excited and so pleased with how they turned out! And two days later, I received my Vistaprint Promobox. I totally forgot about it so it was an amazing surprise to receive in the mail. :)

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Then my friends and I started a Bible study type thing for us all to memorize Bible verses together. So far we have memorized Matthew 10:28 and Philippians 4:4-8. To help me memorize my Bible verses, I started a journal. On the left page, I write the Bible verse and my initial thoughts. On the right page, I write a “React and Respond” section where I write my thoughts at the end of the week and things that I want to remember about the verses that I studied.

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On the thirteenth, my friend (shout out to A) taught me the basics of video making. Then on the seventeenth, I uploaded my very first Youtube video! (3 Things You Should Know About Me) I am super excited about my Youtube channel. Ya’ll can expect some great things coming soon! Also, I’m hosting a GIVEAWAY! (More about that here.)

My school had to move the piano into the common area for an event and they decided to keep it there for a couple of days. It was wonderful hearing so many people playing songs and everyone connecting over the music.

This month I also participated in a Photo-a-day challenge. It was a lot of fun! Here are some of my favorite pictures from this month.

Other Things I Loved

  • 52 Lists Project book
  • 52 Lists To Happiness book
  • Pinterest “tried it” button
  • VSCO
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes
  • Sherlock Season 4

That’s all! How was your January? What are you looking forward to this February?

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January Favorites

Hey, everyone! How was your January? Mine was really fun! So many wonderful things happened to make my January a great month. Here are some of my favorite things. :)

1. Beautiful Sunsets

Earlier in the month, I was at the beach and was able to take pictures of the beautiful sunsets I saw. You can view another picture here.FullSizeRender-252. Fresh Sparkling Snow Lotion from Bath and Body Works

I received this lotion for Christmas and love it! The smell is simple and fresh and calming. It’s perfect for a cool winters day.

3. Enchanted Forest Pajamas from The Company Store

My amazing aunt bought my sisters and me these pajamas and I love them! They are super warm and soft! Also, the design reminds me of my aunt and her house where we went to go visit a couple of months ago. :)

4. EOS Cucumber Hand Lotion

My wonderful sister got me this hand lotion and it’s amazing. I use it all the time since the cold weather makes my hands dry. And it smells fantastic

5. The Grace Mysteries by Grace Cavendish

I had already started reading this book a while ago and forgot about until recently. (oops :P ) I loved the book and the writing was well done. I definitely recommend this book for those who like fairy tales as well as mysteries.

6. Pink Fashion Notebook from Greenroom

I am using this notebook for my blogging journal where I plan out the posts I want to write. I love writing in it and the design on the cover is super cute. :)IMG_09107. Red sweater from Old Navy

Old Navy is one of my favorite clothing stores and this top is really soft. I like to dress up the sweater with a short, pearl necklace.

8. Favorite Record by Fall Out Boy

Fall Out Boy is one of my favorite bands and this song is one of my favorite songs. I love the beat and instruments in the background. You can listen to it here. 

9. Reading By The Fireplace

As you may know, my state got snow! (If you didn’t know, you can see a picture here.) And I loved being outside but my favorite part of having snow days was coming back inside and reading by the nice, warm fire.

10. Psalm 100:3

“Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.”

How was your January? Was there something that really made your month fantastic? Let me know in the comments below!

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January Favorites

January has flown by so fast. Out of all the months, January would probably be my favorite because it gives us all a chance to change for the better. Between exam week, school, and busy schedules, it’s great to take a break and reflect on what happened the past month. So, without further ado, here are my top ten January favorites. :)

1. Piano Guys’ Simplified Favorites: Vol. 1

I got this piano book for Christmas and have been in love with it ever since. I am learning Arwin’s Vigil and I hope to start Moonlight very soon. And since my sister started taking cello lessons, there might just be a concert pretty soon.

2. The Gallagher Girl Book Series by Ally Carter

I absolutely love this book series. I read the first book and it was so well written and so well thought out that it inspired me to write a book of my own. This is a must read.

3. Little Women

This book (and movies) is one of my favorites. We just finished reading it for school and so Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth needed a shout out. I always seem to learn more each time I reread it.

4. Plant Nanny (app)

Plant Nanny is an app that encourages you to drink water. You pick a plant, and every time you drink water, you give the amount of water you drank to the plant and it grows. If you don’t water the plant, it will die, so don’t forget!

5. EOS Pomegranate Raspberry Lip Balm

I love the taste of this lip balm and it works! That is if I don’t lick it all off first. :P

6. Anais Anais Perfume by Cacharel

This perfume is really nice. I got it for Christmas and have fallen in love with it.

7. The Christy Miller Book Series by Robin Jones Gunn

These books are amazing. You can really connect with Christy as you read through her life’s adventures. I definitely recommend them!

8. Wild Berry Zinger Herbal Tea

This is one of my favorite teas. It’s fruity and sweet so no sugar is needed.

9. Music Tutor

This app has been especially helpful to me with low and high music notes. It took some getting used to in the beginning but I got the hang of it.

10. Peppermint Bark

My parents recently went on a trip and they brought back with them Peppermint Bark from Williams-Sonoma. It was eaten within a week; it was so good!

How was your January? I’d love to hear from you!

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