It's inevitable that somehow someone on your list will have slipped through the cracks. This post is all about ideas for where to find that last minute gift for your forgotten friend. | BLOGMAS DAY 28: PLACES TO SHOP FOR LAST MINUTE GIFTS | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

Blogmas Day 28: Places to shop for last minute gifts

Try as we might, it’s inevitable that every year, someone on our list falls through the cracks and we have to go out and buy a last minute Christmas gift. Maybe you ordered a great gift on Etsy but it’s shipping from Turkey and won’t be here in time. Maybe you just found out you could make it to a holiday party you thought you couldn’t attend and now you need a hostess gift. Whatever your struggle, keep reading for some ideas about where to shop for those last minute presents.     Amazon Prime If you live on planet…

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For this installment of "What I'm listening to Wednesday" I'm sharing my "songs to play on repeat" playlist, which contains all of my most favorite songs. | BLOGMAS DAY 27: WHAT I'M LISTENING TO WEDNESDAY — SONGS TO PLAY ON REPEAT | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

Blogmas Day 27: What I’m listening to Wednesday — My “songs to play on repeat” playlist

I really love doing this “What I’m listening to Wednesday” series because I love sharing my Spotify playlists with y’all and I love hearing what y’all are listening to. This week, I’m sharing my playlist called “Songs to play on repeat.” This is my playlist of all my favorite songs that I could listen to endlessly without getting tired of them. If you want to listen to my top songs of 2017 (a lot of them are on this list too) you can do that here, you can hear my “songs for a rainy day” playlist here, and my Christmas…

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The holidays can be a stressful time and that means self care is more important than ever! Check out my tips for prioritizing self care during the holiday season. | BLOGMAS DAY 26: HOW TO PRACTICE SELF CARE OVER THE HOLIDAYS | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

Blogmas Day 26: How to practice self care over the holidays

The holidays can definitely be a stressful time. Whether it’s last minute shopping for your Secret Santa, conversations about what you’re going to do with your life at the dinner table, or just the winter blues, it’s easy to stress yourself out. All that’s to say there’s no better time to prioritize self care. I’ve got an older post about 10 ways to practice self care every day, but I wanted to write a new post specifically for the holiday season. Keep reading for my tips on how to do some great self care while you enjoy the holidays and…

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Today's Monday Motivation features one of my favorite things — goal setting! Check out some of my favorite links with tips for setting awesome goals. | BLOGMAS DAY 25: MONDAY MOTIVATION — GOAL SETTING LINK ROUNDUP | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

Blogmas Day 25: Monday Motivation — Goal setting link roundup

If you’re a longtime Honeybee Joyous reader, you probably know about how much I love to set, work toward, and achieve goals. Since the new year is coming up, I figured I’d share some of my favorite posts and links about setting and attaining your goals. Some of these links are mine and others are to great posts on other blogs. You can also find even more goal setting links on my goal setting Pinterest board.     How to set awesome goals in 5 simple steps This was my very first goal setting post and it’s one of my…

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The holiday season is always full of cheer, but this #HBJblogmas post brings you tips for bringing that mindset into the new year and keeping it up long-term! | BLOGMAS DAY 24: TIPS FOR SHIFTING YOURSELF INTO A MORE POSITIVE MINDSET | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

Blogmas Day 24: Tips for shifting yourself into a more positive mindset

The holiday season is often full of cheer and happiness, but what happens once the Christmas tree comes down and the snow turns to dirty slush? It’s easy to get down during the winter, but there are some steps you can take now to help shift yourself into a more positive mindset that can last all year! I’m going to be writing a post about my goals for 2018, but I’ll give you a sneak preview: one of them is going to be about keeping my mindset in check and focusing more on positivity in the new year.    …

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The holidays mean seeing family ... and sometimes defending your degree. Here's how to respond to the "What are you going to do with that?" question. | BLOGMAS DAY 23: HOW TO RESPOND WHEN PEOPLE ASK, "WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WITH THAT?" | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

Blogmas Day 23: How to respond when people ask, “What are you going to do with that?”

The holiday season usually means spending time with family, and sometimes spending time with family means defending what you’ve chosen to study. Well meaning relatives often ask, “What are you going to do with that?” when you tell them what you’re going to be getting a degree in. In this post, I’m going to give you some tips for how to respond to that kind of question without causing a fight at Christmas dinner.     I want to start by saying that my family has always been wonderfully supportive and I’ve never experienced anything but love and confidence from…

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For this week's Friday Favs, I'm sharing my favorite new movie, one of my favorite bands, and my favorite YouTube video of the week! | BLOGMAS DAY 22: FRIDAY FAVS NO. 3 | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

Blogmas Day 22: Friday Favs No. 3

It’s time for yet another installment of Friday Favs! (You can read No. 1 here and No. 2 here.) I’m actually writing this post on Saturday instead of Friday, but that’s because I wanted to share some stuff that happened on Friday as part of Friday Favs. Keep reading to find out more about my fav new movie, one of my favorite bands, and my fav YouTube video of the week!     Movie If you know me, my favorite new movie is probably obvious. The Last Jedi was so freaking amazing! Don’t worry, I’m not going to share any spoilers but…

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If you're a parent wondering what you should get your college student for Christmas, check out the fygböx — an elevated care package. | BLOGMAS DAY 21: GIFT GUIDE — FROM PARENTS TO STUDENTS (FEAT. fygböx) | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

Blogmas Day 21: Gift guide — From parents to students (feat. fygböx)

On Honeybee Joyous, you can find all kinds of gift guides, including ideas for what to get your parents. Today, I’m bringing you the companion to that post — a gift guide full of suggestions for what parents can get for their college students. Whether it’s a gift card to the store that’s right across the street from their dorm or a fygböx in the mail, college students will be sure to love all of these gift ideas!       Gift card to a nearby store Chances are, there’s a store on or near campus that your college student is…

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Have you looked at your top songs of 2017 on Spotify wrapped yet? I'm sharing mine for #HBJblogmas Day 20 as part of "What I'm listening to Wednesday." | BLOGMAS DAY 20: WHAT I'M LISTENING TO WEDNESDAY — MY TOP SONGS OF 2017 | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

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 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…

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I started my blog in December 2015, but I couldn't have done it and wouldn't have kept going without all the other amazing blogs that inspire me every day! | BLOGMAS DAY 19: BLOGS I LOVE TO READ | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

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.…

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