Blogmas Day 20: What I’m listening to Wednesday — My top songs of 2017

Have you heard about the Spotify wrapped feature that lets you see your top songs of 2017? If not, you definitely need to check it out! Today for #HBJblogmas Day 20 I’m sharing my top songs of 2017 according to Spotify. Keep reading to find out what songs I’ve been loving and go to 2017wrapped.com to figure out what yours are! Leave me a comment down below sharing some of your top songs. Past “What I’m listening to Wednesday” iterations: Songs for a rainy day + Christmas playlist.     I’m kind of weirdly obsessed with social media analytics (although I guess…

Blogmas Day 19: Blogs I love to read

It’s basically impossible to be a blogger without reading a ton of other blogs. There are so many amazing people producing so much awesome content out there and there are some blogs I go back to over and over and over again. Blogging and reading blogs is such an important part of my life that today I wanted to share with you some of the blogs I most love to read. Keep scrolling for an alphabetical list of some of my favs!       A Beautiful Mess A Beautiful Mess is the very first blog I ever started following.…

Blogmas Day 18: Monday Motivation — Videos to inspire you

It’s already the third installment of the #HBJblogmas Monday Motivation series! If you want a motivational desktop wallpaper to remind you to keep gratitude at the center of your holiday season, check that out here. If you want to take part in the Honeybee Joyous Kindness Challenge, you can check that out here. Today, your Monday Motivation is coming in the form of me sharing some of my favorite YouTube videos. Keep reading to take a look at some of my favorite inspiring videos!     I’ve already talked about some of my favorite YouTube channels (and added an extra…

Blogmas Day 17: What’s in my makeup bag?

I’ve always been more of a minimal makeup person, but lately I’ve been getting more into doing my makeup on a regular basis. I love watching videos and reading about what people keep in their makeup bag or what their go-to products are, so I figured I’d make a #HBJblogmas post all about my favorite makeup products! These are all affordable drugstore products and I’m no expert at all, so I’m hoping this post might help my pals who are also just getting into this kind of stuff. Be sure to leave a comment at the bottom of the post…

Blogmas Day 16: How to beat the winter break blues

It’s the beginning of finals week for me, but based on stuff I’ve seen on Instagram, it seems like some schools are already on winter break! I’m really excited for when I go on break (of course), but I also know that winter break can definitely sometimes start to feel way too long. Once the holiday celebrations are over and your friends from home start to head back to their respective colleges, it can feel like you’re stuck at home far from your friends with nothing to do. Because I know that feeling, I’m here to offer you some tips for how…

Blogmas Day 15: Friday Favs No. 2

It’s #HBJblogmas Day 15 and it’s a Friday, which means it’s time for part two of my Friday Favs series. Today I’m sharing a new favorite hair product, YouTube channel, and some life events from this week. If you want to read the first installment and learn more about my favorite moisturizer, long sleeved t-shirt, and Twitter account, you can read Friday Favs No. 1 here!     Hair I have been using the same Herbal Essences Body Envy Volumizing Shampoo since I was in like fourth grade. (Yes I know you’re supposed to vary your shampoo every so often…

Blogmas Day 14: My Christmas wishlist

I wasn’t originally going to do a Christmas wishlist post, but I just been loving reading other bloggers’ wishlists, so I decided to make a post of my own. Even though I’m usually not shopping for a gift for that particular blogger, I always find myself getting inspired by reading their wish list. If you’re looking for other posts to inspire your gift-giving efforts, check out my suggestions for white elephant gift exchanges, my ideas for what to get your parents, some tips for gift-giving on a budget, and my post on how to organize a Secret Santa. To find out what I’m…

Blogmas Day 13: What I’m listening to Wednesday — Christmas playlist

Once again, it’s time for “What I’m listening to Wednesday!” Last Wednesday, I shared my “Songs for a rainy day” Spotify playlist. This Wednesday, I’m getting into the holiday spirit and sharing my Christmas playlist! Keep reading to check it out, and be sure to leave a comment below with any suggestions of songs I should add.     As I’ve mentioned here before, I love making Spotify playlists for every mood and occasion. This week, I’m sharing music for one of my favorite occasions: Christmastime! My Christmas playlist includes some old school classics (like “White Christmas” by Bing Crosby, which reminds me…

Blogmas Day 12: How I stay on top of my emails

If you know me personally, you probably know that I essentially live and die by my email. My eternal, elusive goal is Inbox Zero, but man is it hard to get there and stay there. In my post about how to be productive if you have a spare hour, I mentioned that I often use that time to answer emails. A reader reached out to me and said she’d be interested to hear how I keep my emails organized and stay on top of everything, so I figured #HBJblogmas was the perfect time to write a post about it!  …

Blogmas Day 11: Monday Motivation — Kindness Challenge

No matter what your thoughts are on the things going on in the world right now, I think we can all agree everybody could use a little more kindness in their lives. Ever since I was little, I remember my mom always telling me and my sisters, “Be kind,” and I’ve really done my best to always try to live by that simple advice. I hope I can help you take my mom’s advice to heart too with this installment of my Monday Motivation series. Keep reading for a fun little challenge from me to help bring more kindness into…