For your Monday Motivation on Honeybee Joyous this week, I'm sharing some of my favorite inspiring YouTube videos. | BLOGMAS DAY 18: MONDAY MOTIVATION — VIDEOS TO INSPIRE YOU | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

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…

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Ever wonder what's in my makeup bag? Check out this #HBJblogmas post for those makeup articles I can't do without — they're all drugstore! | BLOGMAS DAY 17: WHAT'S IN MY MAKEUP BAG? | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

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…

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Winter break is always much needed, but it can be hard to be away from college friends in the dead of winter. Here's my tips for beating those blues! | BLOGMAS DAY 16: HOW TO BEAT THE WINTER BREAK BLUES | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

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…

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These are a few of my favorite things! Today for Friday Favs I'm sharing a hair product, YouTube channel, and some life events I've been loving. | BLOGMAS DAY 15: FRIDAY FAVS NO. 2 | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

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! *Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, which allow me to earn a small commission off your purchases at no cost to you. Thank you for supporting Honeybee Joyous!*   Hair I have been using…

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I love knowing what other people want for Christmas, so I figured I'd share my Christmas wishlist as part of #HBJblogmas this year! | BLOGMAS DAY 14: MY CHRISTMAS WISHLIST | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

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…

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December means it's almost Christmas and that means it's time for Christmas music. Check out this #HBJblogmas post for my Christmas playlist! | BLOGMAS DAY 13: WHAT I'M LISTENING TO WEDNESDAY — CHRISTMAS PLAYLIST | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

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…

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Email can be one of the biggest sources of digital clutter. It's a challenge, but today I'm sharing how I stay on top of all 4 of my email accounts. | BLOGMAS DAY 12: HOW I STAY ON TOP OF MY EMAILS | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

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!  …

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The world could definitely benefit from more kindness right about now. Today's post features a challenge to do something kind for someone else this week. | BLOGMAS DAY 11: MONDAY MOTIVATION — KINDNESS CHALLENGE | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

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…

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YouTube is an awesome website for fashion advice, makeup tutorials, and more. Today I've got some of my favorite channels for you to check out! | BLOGMAS DAY 10: MY FAVORITE YOUTUBE CHANNELS | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

Blogmas Day 10: My favorite YouTube channels

Who doesn’t love watching YouTube videos? Whether you’re trying to learn how to contour your face, put an outfit together, or just peek into someone else’s life, there’s tons of channels and millions of videos out there to look at. Today, I figured I’d run through some of my favorite channels for y’all, in case you’re looking for somebody new to check out!     Fashion   Clothesencounters Jenn is a bubbly personality and has such a unique sense of style and positive viewpoint on her channel. Her lookbooks always give me inspiration and her videos are fun to watch…

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Finals week can be one of the most stressful times of the year, but luckily there are lots of great things you can do with your friends to destress. | BLOGMAS DAY 9: FINALS WEEK — 5 WAYS TO DESTRESS WITH YOUR FRIENDS | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

Blogmas Day 9: Finals Week — 5 ways to destress with your friends

For many people, finals week is one of the most stressful times of the year. However, you’re not going to be doing your best on your exams if you’re super stressed and unfocused. I think it’s important to schedule in time to destress. Most people will tell you to make time to sleep and eat, which are obviously important things to do, but I think it’s important to make time to do something fun too. Finals week doesn’t have to mean studying non-stop, it can also be some of the best time to do fun things with your friends to…

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