My spring break was an adventure but not your typical one! I went to Charleston to watch our men's basketball team compete in the CAA basketball tournament and had an absolute blast on press row! | MY CHARLESTON TRAVEL DIARY: SPRING BREAK AT THE CAA BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

My Charleston travel diary: Spring break at the CAA basketball tournament

I’ve never taken a college spring break trip before, so I figured my senior year was the perfect time to make that happen! My spring break ended up being an adventure, but not in the typical style. I took a trip to Charleston, South Carolina with my boyfriend Brendan and one of our BFFs Kevin to see our school’s men’s basketball conference championships. We spent three days in Charleston, watched seven basketball games, and managed to squeeze in some sightseeing too. This post is the first of its kind on Honeybee Joyous and I’m going to share my spring break…

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I've recently started using the Rule of Five to keep my to do list under control and it's been making such a difference in my time management! Check out this post to see how you can implement this rule. | HOW TO MAKE YOUR TO DO LIST MANAGEABLE USING THE RULE OF FIVE | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

How to make your to do list manageable with the Rule of Five

If you know anything about me, you probably know I’d be absolutely lost without my to do list. I’m a chronic overcommitter and I’ve always got a million things going on at once. The only way I can make sure I don’t miss a meeting or forget about an exam is by living by my planner and my to-do list religiously. Recently, I’ve been introduced to something called “the Rule of Five” that has completely changed the way I handle my day-to-day tasks and assignments. What’s your favorite way to manage your to-do list? Tell me in the comments below…

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I love trying new planning tools and sometimes you try something and it just CLICKS! My new planner from PurpleTrail has changed the way I plan for the better. | MY NEW FAVORITE PLANNING TOOL (FEATURING PURPLETRAIL) | HONEYBEEJOYOUS

My new favorite planning tool (featuring PurpleTrail)

If you know me at all, you probably know I’m obsessed with planners and productivity tools. I’ve been using a paper planner since elementary school when they made us buy a $3 agenda to have our parents sign off on our homework assignments. Through the years, I’ve experimented with all kinds of planners, bullet journaling, and even tried to go electronic (long story short, works for my blog, but not for my life). I’ll probably never be done trying new planners, but I think I’ve found planner peace for now! In this post, I’m sharing a walkthrough of my new…

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A year ago I knew absolutely nothing about sports. These days I'm one of the most die hard hockey fans you'll ever meet. In this post I'll explain how I began loving sports and how you can too. | HOW TO GET INTO SPORTS (EVEN IF YOU CAN'T TELL A FACE-OFF FROM A FREE THROW!) | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

How to get into sports (even if you can’t tell a face-off from a free throw!)

A year ago, I was about the farthest thing you could find from a sports fan. I grew up watching the Super Bowl, the Daytona 500, the Olympics … and that was about it. I danced, did color guard, and swam, but never felt like I had anything to gain from watching most popular sports. However, over the course of 2017 I discovered a love for watching sports. Whether it was March Madness over appetizers, gymnastics meets during spring break, or NHL playoffs from a dorm room, I learned to love watching and talking about all kinds of sports.  …

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#HBJblogmas was 44 days of SO. MUCH. FUN! Recap it with me in this reflections post, the last day of my 44-day posting extravaganza! | BLOGMAS DAY 44: REFLECTIONS ON 44 DAYS OF #HBJBLOGMAS | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

Blogmas Day 44: Reflections on 44 days of #HBJblogmas

It’s January 6th! The Epiphany! Three Kings Day! The day the magi came to visit the baby Jesus! The 12th day of Christmas! And that means it’s the 44th (and last) day of #HBJblogmas. This was a project unlike any other I’ve ever taken on and I’m so happy to report that I was successful! I hope you’ll enjoy this recap and tell me in the comments below what your favorite #HBJblogmas post was.     When I re-launched Honeybee Joyous back in July, I knew I wanted to really commit to blogging now that I was back from hiatus.…

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In this installment of Friday Favs, I'm sharing my favorite song of the moment, my all time holy grail mascara, and one of my favorite ways to pamper myself! | BLOGMAS DAY 43: FRIDAY FAVS NO. 6 | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

Blogmas Day 43: Friday Favs No. 6

I can’t believe tomorrow is the very last day of #HBJblogmas! This 44-day posting extravaganza has been one crazy ride and one of the best parts has been injecting more personal posts into the blog. I’m so excited that I’ve been able to recommend some of the things I’ve been loving with this Friday Favs series and I may continue it if y’all are interested (let me know if I should in the comments!). In this installment of the series, I’m sharing my favorite song of the moment, my holy grail mascara, and my favorite way to pamper myself lately.…

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Winter break is almost over and that means it's time to start thinking about new classes and how to keep up your new year's resolutions in the new semester. | BLOGMAS DAY 42: 3 THINGS TO DO TO PREPARE FOR A NEW SEMESTER | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

Blogmas Day 42: 3 things to do to prepare for a new semester

Winter break is almost over and that means it’s almost time for spring semester to start! I’m so pumped to start the new semester because it’s my last semester of my undergraduate education, which is exciting but a little scary to think about. Last semester I worked really hard and ended up with the best grades I’ve ever gotten so far in college (including A’s in both of my education classes!) and this semester I want to do just as well, if not better. In order to do that, I’ve got to go into the new semester with a plan…

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Normally, you'd have to pry my paper planners from my cold, dead hands, but when it comes to my blog, I'm all about digital planning tools and my absolute fav is Trello. | BLOGMAS DAY 41: WHY TRELLO IS THE ONLY PROGRAM I USE TO PLAN MY BLOGGING CALENDAR | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

Blogmas Day 41: Why Trello is the only program I use to plan my blogging calendar

Normally, you’d have to pry my paper planners from my cold, dead hands, but when it comes to my blog, I’m all about digital planning tools and my absolute favorite digital planning tool is one called Trello. My college newspaper tried to start using the program one year for assigning stories but none of us could really figure it out and we already had a system that worked well, so it didn’t stick and I pretty much forgot about it. But then, I read this post from my friend Samantha over at As Life Grows and I totally changed my…

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I'm so excited about my goals for 2018, but they involve instilling some brand new habits. What better way to do that than with a habit tracker? This post shows you how + includes a free printable template! | BLOGMAS DAY 40: HOW TO CREATE A HABIT TRACKER TO HELP YOU ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

Blogmas Day 40: How to create a habit tracker to help you achieve your goals + free template!

I’m so excited about working toward my goals for 2018 and centering my word of the year in all my practices, but part of achieving your goals is developing systems that motivate you and hold you accountable. A lot of my goals for this year rely on instilling new, healthy habits into my life. It can be really hard to start new habits, but I’m excited about the system I’ve developed to work on my 2018 healthy habits! Check out my habit tracker method in this post and keep reading through the end for a free download of your own…

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Happy New Year! It's the first day of 2018 and you know what that means — goal setting time! For #HBJblogmas Day 39, I'm running down my goals for 2018. | BLOGMAS DAY 39: MY GOALS FOR 2018 | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

Blogmas Day 39: My goals for 2018

Happy New Year! I hope you have big plans for 2018 because I know I do! A couple days ago I posted my 2017 year in review, yesterday I shared my 2018 vision board and why my word of the year is REACH, and today I’m sharing my goals for the new year! Keep reading to find out what my goals are for 2018 and be sure to leave me a comment with some of your goals for the new year.     Y’all I LOVE setting goals. I’ve got my method narrowed down pretty well, so if you’re interested in…

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