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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This is the first installment of my Friday Favs series, where I will share a list of some of the things I've been loving lately with y'all every Friday! | BLOGMAS DAY 8: FRIDAY FAVS NO. 1 | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

Blogmas Day 8: Friday Favs No. 1

It’s Day 8 of #HBJblogmas and I figured it was time to introduce a brand new series: Friday Favs! This is a series I’ll be doing every Friday in Blogmas (and maybe even beyond if y’all enjoy it) where I’ll share some of the things I’ve been loving that week with you. It might be a funny video, a makeup product, or a moment from my life, but whatever it is you’ll get to learn more about me and get a recommendation out of it too! A lot of bloggers do similar posts to this and I’ve always thought about…

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My favorite way to get gifts for my friends is through a Secret Santa. If you're looking to organize one with your friend group, I've got some suggestions! | BLOGMAS DAY 7: HOW TO ORGANIZE A SECRET SANTA | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

Blogmas Day 7: How to organize a Secret Santa

So I’ve given you tips for white elephant gift exchanges, ideas for what to get your parents, and some budget gift ideas, but I haven’t talked about my favorite gift giving method around the holiday season: the Secret Santa. If you’re not familiar with it, in a Secret Santa gift exchange, everyone in the group is randomly assigned to another person, who they get a gift for. Who your “Santa” is (who bought the gift for you) is only revealed when you actually get the gift! The reason I love this gift exchange format so much is that it means…

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You know when you feel like curling up with a blanket and a cup of tea? I've got the perfect playlist of songs that will make you feel cozy and chill. | BLOGMAS DAY 6: WHAT I'M LISTENING TO WEDNESDAY | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

Blogmas Day 6: What I’m listening to Wednesday — songs for a rainy day

Something you might not know about me is that I love making playlists on Spotify! I’ve posted before about the best music for studying, but in the spirit of Blogmas, I’ve decided to start a series called “What I’m listening to Wednesday,” where I can share the songs I’m loving this week with y’all. Keep reading to find out what I’m listening to now.     So my music taste is pretty eclectic. I’m not picky and I love music from all sorts of genres. I like to make new Spotify playlists based on a mood or feeling and try…

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Sometimes you only have an hour to spare, but tons to do. Today's post is all about how to be productive and make the most of that spare hour! | BLOGMAS DAY 5: HOW TO BE PRODUCTIVE IN A SPARE HOUR | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

Blogmas Day 5: How to be productive when you have a spare hour

Sometimes you only have an hour to spare, but tons to do. It’s Blogmas Day 5 and today I’m going to try to solve that time management problem for you. How do you make the most of a spare hour? When you only have an hour between classes, how can you be productive? Check out my tips below!     Answer emails Y’all, if you know anything about me, you probably know I live and die by my email. Inbox zero is my perpetual life goal and I use my unread email list as a to do list (if you…

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