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 2017wrapped.com 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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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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