For #HBJblogmas Day 34's installment of "What I'm listening to Wednesday" I'm sharing my Girl Power playlist, full of jams by awesome female musicians that will get you pumped. | BLOGMAS DAY 34: WHAT I'M LISTENING TO WEDNESDAY — GIRL POWER PLAYLIST | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

Blogmas Day 34: What I’m listening to Wednesday — Girl Power playlist

I’ve loved doing the “What I’m listening to Wednesday” series for #HBJblogmas. This will be my last installment of the series and today I’m sharing my “Girl Power” Spotify playlist with y’all! If you want to catch up on the other posts in the series, I’ll link them below. Leave me a comment on this post and tell me which playlist was your favorite to listen to! Songs for a rainy day Christmas playlist Top songs of 2017 Songs to play on repeat     I shared my Girl Power playlist with my residents last year and they loved it,…

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The time is coming to make New Year's resolutions! In this post, I'm running down 3 things I think it's important to think about before making your 2018 resolutions. | BLOGMAS DAY 33: 3 THINGS TO THINK ABOUT BEFORE MAKING NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

Blogmas Day 33: 3 things to think about before making New Year’s resolutions

If you were celebrating, I hope your Christmas was absolutely magical! Now Christmas Day has come and gone but that doesn’t mean #HBJblogmas is over. I’m keeping this project going until the 12th day of Christmas on January 6th! In today’s post, I’m starting my 2018 preparations by sharing with you three things I think are important to think through before making your New Year’s resolutions. I’ll be doing a post in a few days with my resolutions and goals all laid out in detail, but if you can’t wait until then, I’ve got some resolutions-related resources I’ll link below…

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I participated in the Blogger Secret Santa this year and it was amazing! See who my Secret Santa was and what I got in this blog post. | BLOGMAS DAY 32: BLOGGER SECRET SANTA REVEAL | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

Blogmas Day 32: Blogger Secret Santa Reveal!

A while ago, I wrote a post for #HBJblogmas about how to organize a Secret Santa. In that post, I said I was part of five Secret Santas this year, including two with fellow bloggers. Yesterday, I revealed my Bookish Secret Santa along with some tips on how to start reading for fun, but today I’m revealing my Blogger Secret Santa and what I got in that exchange! The Blogger Secret Santa gift exchange was hosted by Abigail from Living the Gray Life and Cathleen from Classy Cathleen and it was an absolute blast! Be sure to check out Abigail’s…

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One of my 2018 New Year's Resolutions is to start making the time for reading for fun. In this post I share some tips for how to do that, book recommendations, and my Bookish Secret Santa reveal! | BLOGMAS DAY 31: HOW TO START READING FOR FUN + BOOKISH SECRET SANTA REVEAL | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

Blogmas Day 31: How to start reading for fun

I’m going to do a full post on my 2018 New Year’s Resolutions, but one of the goals I really want to focus on is making more time for reading for fun. When I was in elementary and middle school reading for fun was my absolute favorite pastime. I used to keep a book in at school, a book in my house, and a book in the car and read wherever I was. Once school started becoming more challenging — and especially now that I’m an English major in college, reading tons of novels for class — reading for fun started to…

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Christmas is so soon and I've been listening to Christmas music like crazy! In this post I run through my definitive ranking of all my favorite Christmas songs. | BLOGMAS DAY 30: THE DEFINITIVE RANKING OF MY FAVORITE CHRISTMAS SONGS | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

Blogmas Day 30: The definitive ranking of my favorite Christmas songs

I can’t believe Christmas is so soon! I’ve been listening to Christmas music and watching Christmas movies basically nonstop for the past month. A few weeks ago, I shared my Spotify Christmas playlist on the blog, but today I’m sharing my definitive ranking of my top 10 favorite Christmas songs. Disclaimer: I’m calling it my definitive ranking somewhat jokingly because my ranking changes all the time! Be sure to leave a comment down below with some of your favorite Christmas songs.     10. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) – Michael Bublé   9. Silent Night – any live performance…

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For Friday Favs No. 4, I'm sharing my favorite Christmas tradition, favorite book, and my favorite way to get the news. Get to know me a little better and share your favs with me in the comments! | BLOGMAS DAY 29: FRIDAY FAVS NO. 4 | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

Blogmas Day 29: Friday Favs No. 4

It’s that time of the week again! Time for Friday Favs No. 4. This week I’m sharing my favorite Christmas tradition, my favorite book, and my favorite way to get the news. Read Friday Favs No. 1, No. 2, and No. 3 if you want even more!   *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!*     Christmas tradition My absolute favorite Christmas tradition is Christmas ornaments. My family takes our ornaments super seriously. We’ve got two full sized artificial trees…

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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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