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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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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