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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For 2018, I'm setting a word of the year and sharing my vision board for #HBJblogmas. I'm so excited for what the new year will bring! | BLOGMAS DAY 38: MY WORD OF THE YEAR AND DIGITAL VISION BOARD FOR 2018 | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

Blogmas Day 38: My word of the year and digital vision board for 2018

It’s New Year’s Eve! Yesterday on the blog I said goodbye to 2017 with my year in review post, but today I’m ready to say hello to 2018! This year I’m trying two new things to really focus myself for 2018. This year I’m setting a word of the year to guide myself and my decisions as well as creating a vision board and putting it everywhere to help me focus on my 2018 goals, which I’ll be sharing on the blog tomorrow. {If you have a word of the year or have made a vision board, be sure to leave…

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2017 was a year of immense personal growth for me. Relive my year with my for #HBJblogmas Day 37 and tell me what you did this year. | BLOGMAS DAY 37: 2017 — MY YEAR IN REVIEW | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

Blogmas Day 37: 2017 — My year in review

This post has been so much fun to pull together. The week between Christmas and New Year’s is always one of my favorite times of year because it’s a time filled with reflection on the past and planning for the future. I loved going through all the pictures on my camera roll and my Snapchat memories to decide what I wanted to write about for my year in review because this was such a special year for me. I’ll be going into a lot more detail below, but to summarize, my theme for this year ended up being growth. I learned so much…

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