Sunday, December 31, 2017

End Of 2017 Survey

Hey guys,

I decided to end this year with a fun survey about the year 2017. Hope you enjoy.


1. What did you do in 2017 that you'd never done before?
Rode on a motorcycle and it was the most scariest thing ever!! Never riding one again. I thought I was going fall back and get really injured or worse.

2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I honestly don't remember what my New Years' Resolutions were.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
No, but a few friends announced pregnancies and some had their baby. My boyfriend's cousin had her baby.

4. What countries did you visit?
None.

5. What would you like to have in 2018 that you lacked in 2017?
I would like to have more confidence in myself.

6. What date from 2017 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
November 3rd is when I met my boyfriend in person and November 6th is when we became boyfriend and girlfriend.

7. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Graduating with my bachelor's degree with a 3.96 GPA.

8. What was your biggest failure?
Giving certain people my time. But you live and you learn.

9. Did you suffer illness or injury?
I'm pretty sure I had food poisoning.

10. What was the best thing you bought?
Hmm.. I don't remember everything I bought this year. I would say the Christmas gifts for my boyfriend and his family because I know they will smile and be happy, and I like making people smile and happy.

11. Whose behavior merited celebration?
I had my graduation dinner with a few friends.

12. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
Ex boyfriend, and two other friends.

13. Where did most of your money go?
Probably honestly Five Below, or food.

14. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Meeting my now boyfriend. <3

16. What song will always remind you of 2017?
I don't have any particular song that will remind me of 2017.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder? Happier because this time last year I was recently ditched and being cheated on.
ii. thinner or fatter? Hmm.. I'm not sure honestly.
iii. richer or poorer? Poorer

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
Blogging!!

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
Wasting time on certain people.

20. How will you be spending Christmas?
Honestly, alone. And then two days later with my boyfriend and his family for a few days.

21. Did you fall in love in 2017?
Fell in love, was broken up with, fell in love again with such an amazing guy <3

22. How many one-night stands?
0

23. What was your favorite TV program?
We just have Netflix and Hulu. The two shows I watched were "The Mick" and "The Good Place".

24. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
I mean I don't hate anyone because hate is a strong word, but I do strongly dislike a few individuals.

25. What was the best book you read?
Did I even read any books this year??? !!  Oops, I should change that for next year.

26. What was your greatest musical discovery?
I would say new country singers because country is my favorite genre of music.

27. What did you want and get?
My bachelor degree.

28. What did you want and not get?
Driver permit, have too much anxiety  :( Also, a job  :(

29. What was your favorite film of this year?
"Wonder Woman" was good in theater, "Beauty and The Beast" and "Coffee Shop" were good on Netflix.

30. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
Right now, I'm pre-typing this because I'll be out of town from the 27th- 1st. My birthday is the 28th and all I know of is that I'm hanging out with my boyfriend and his family. I'll be turning 27.

31. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Getting a job finally!|

32. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2017?
Leggings and Jeggings!

33. What kept you sane?
Being able to come on here and publish my posts.

34. What political issue stirred you the most?
I don't really pay attention the politics. Pretty much all of them lie in one way or another to win.

35. Who did you miss?
Right now I'm missing my boyfriend and his family but I'll get to see them again in a few days!!!   :) :) :)

36. Who was the best new person you met?
My boyfriend  <3

37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2017:
Believe in yourself!

38. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
" 'Cause I know where I'm going, yes I do
And I know where I've been, yeah" (Queen Latifah - I Know Where I've Been /Hairspray).


<3 Amanda 

Saturday, December 30, 2017

My Top 7 Blog Posts Of 2017

Hey guys,

I was looking at which of my posts had the most views from you guys and here is what blogger tells me. I decided on doing my top 7 blog posts instead of a number like 5 or 10 because 7 is my favorite number. I'm going to be away from my laptop for a few days and will only be able to post on Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter and Instagram from my phone so these top 7 posts are as of in the morning of December 27th as I'll be leaving later today.
  1. The Act Of Giving Back (Operation Wa 
  2. National Sibling Day 
  3. April Fools Day Is No Joking Matter 
  4. Spring Break Staycation Ideas 
  5. Epilepsy Awareness Day - Purple Day 
  6. "Open When" Letters Topic Ideas 
  7. World's Autism Awareness Day 

Thank you to everyone who has read any of my blog posts this year. I really appreciate it. My goal for the end of the year was at least 15,000 page views and I'm happy 
to announce as of 12/27/2017 @ 12:37 AM I have a total of 16,236 page views! 

<3 Amanda 

Friday, December 29, 2017

Boyfriend Tag

**ex-boyfriend now**

Hey guys,

Since I'll be away from my laptop for a few days, I thought I would type this post out and have it scheduled to publish while I'm away since I won't have my laptop with me.  I hope you enjoy this boyfriend tag!   :)


1.What was your first impression of one another?

Amanda- He was quiet and nervous and I was too. I thought he was sweet because he got me a vase with a dozen pink roses, which is my favorite kind of flower and color.

Jesse- My first impression of Amanda was "Hey, She looks cute. I love her hair and smile, and oh she's got glasses like me. I'm gonna say hi"  :) (He based his first impression of me off seeing my profile for the first time).

2.Who said I love you first? He did.

3. What's your favorite thing about them?

Amanda- How happy he makes me, and that 99% he can make me happy when I'm feeling sad.

Jesse- We have quite a few things in common and text a lot, and chat on FB messenger a lot. ( We do talk a lot- Amanda)

4.When/where did we meet? We technically "met" on October 17th  on Plenty of Fish. We talked for a few weeks and then we actually met in person on November 3rd.

5. When did you meet the others' family?

Amanda- I met his sister, step dad, one of his aunts, his grandma and a cousin and her family the weekend I met him.

Jesse- I haven't yet

6. How long have we been together? We just had our 1 month on the 6th.

7. Who's older? He is (29 and as of yesterday 27)


<3 Amanda

Thursday, December 28, 2017

What I Learned In My 26 Years

Hey guys,




Today is my 27th birthday (Happy Birthday To Me!).  There are so many things that I have learned in my past 26 years of life. Not only school related but also things along the lines of me.  I've learned to accept myself for who I am and learned to express my flaws because that's what makes me me. I also learned that I'm better than how some people have treated me in the past especially ex-boyfriends. I have learned that I will have my bad days where I just want to break down and cry and that's perfectly fine to have because that's what makes me human. I have also learned that I have many friends (some that I consider family) and family who are always there for me. This year started out tough as I was still dealing with being ditched by an ex-boyfriend but I know that the end of this year will be a great one as I'll be spending time with my boyfriend and his family  <3


<3 Amanda 




Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Netflix 2017

Hey guys,

As I'm getting everything ready to go out of town for a few days, I decided to post this short post about what I watched on Netflix this year and how I liked the shows/movies. Please keep in mind that we didn't have Netflix for the entire year, so this post will be  on the short side. I'll rate the shows and movie out of 5 stars.


  • Fuller House-  I was one of those 90's kids who watched Full House growing up. Since I grew up with the original show, I definitely had to watch the new show. My favorite actress/actor on the show is Candace Cameron Bure . *****
  • Coffee Shop- This was a really good movie. I definitely recommend it to all. *****
  • The Fosters- This is a show that I definitely recommend as well. It shows how a family should be towards one another. Everyone is for each other. *****
  • Girl Boss- This show is one that I was in at the beginning but then I started not watching anymore. It was just ok to me. **
There has been a show that I recently just restarted watching from the very beginning and that's Pretty Little Liars. Now, I didn't start watching it from the beginning so it's interesting to see what I missed. If you need a new series to watch, you should definitely watch PLL.


What Netflix recommendations do you have for others?

<3 Amanda 

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

What I Got For Christmas From My Family Including Neighbor

Hey guys,




I hope you all had a good Christmas.  I have seen Blog posts and YouTube videos showing what they received for Christmas and I needed a blog post for today so I decided to show you what I received for Christmas. We unfortunately couldn't spend time with my oldest brother and his partner due to the weather so I'm unable to show you what they got me. Disclaimer- My favorite part about Christmas is giving and making others happy. I am grateful for everything that I received

Brother and his fiance:. 

Dear John** One of my favorite movies
Mona Lisa Smile
The Notebook
Must Love Dogs
The Lake House
Nights in Rodanthe 
Mom:


Popcorn tin 
A neighbor:

Mini Kit-Kats
Andes Mints
Chocolate Bar
Some glittery Socks
BBQ Pringles
Sour cream and onion Lays
Some snack mix


What was your favorite thing you received this Christmas? 

<3 Amanda 

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Tag

Hey guys,

I thought I would do a Christmas Tag today as Christmas is tomorrow. After searching on Google, I found a Christmas Tag that I liked.  The blog that I located this tag on was Rachel Weiland and the link to her blog is here. You should go check out her blog. She posts about recipes, DIY projects and more. The tag questions are followed:

1. Do you like to stay in your PJ’s, or dress up for Christmas?  The past few years we haven't gone anywhere so I just stay in my pajamas (leggings, yoga pants).

2. If you could only buy one person a present this year, who would it be? My boyfriend because even though we have only been together for a short time, he has made me really happy.

3. Do you open your presents Christmas Eve or Christmas morning? It depends on when my brother and his partner comes over because they have like 4 different places to go on the holidays. This year, I'll open them on Christmas day.

4. Have you ever built a Gingerbread house? Yes, and they never turn out for me.They either look terrible or the walls/roof fall apart as I'm putting it together.

5. What do you like to do on your Christmas break? Well, I don't have Christmas break anymore because I'm out of school but I used to sleep in .

6. What’s your favorite Christmas meal or treat? Hmm.. probably those little peanut butter chocolate things. I forgot what they are called.

7. What’s your favorite holiday movie? Either "The Family Holiday" or "Christmas Shoes".

8. Candy Canes or Gingerbread Men? I'm not a fan of either. I guess I'd go with candy canes but a good flavor unlike Peppermint.

9. Have you ever made a snowman? Yes, who haven't?

10. Which do you like better, Christmas Eve or Christmas Day? Hmm.. if I had to choose, I'd say Christmas Day, although it's just not the same anymore honestly (I'm not going to get into why but it's because of some personal family things).

11. White lights, or colored lights? I like colored lights better.


Again, you should go check out Rachel's blog. She also has a Youtube Channel, Facebook Page, Twitter,and Pinterest .


<3 Amanda 

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Outfits For Vacation

Hey guys,

I know it's technically not "vacation" but next week I am going to be spending a few days with my boyfriend and his family so I was like "Why not make a blog post and show you all my outfits that I have planned out to take with me?" So, that's what I'm gonna do! I'm gonna be there from the 27th-1st. I'm gonna add some more shirts just in case I want to wear another shirt that I have with me or just for a more variety of outfits. I'm gonna try my best and tell you where I purchased the clothing items and boots. If I can't find the exact clothing item, I'll try to link to something similar. These are not in any particular order to what I want to wear each day.



White 3/4th Length Shirt:Target, Similar
Blue Jeggings: Wal-mart, Similar 
Gray Jacket: Five Below
Scarf: A gift
Brown Boots: A gift


White tank top: A gift, Target?
Green Top: Goodwill but Old Navy Brand
Black Leggings: Wal-mart, Similar 
Brown Boots: A gift 

Sliver/Glittery Wrap: A gift, Forever 21
Purple Shirt: A gift; Aeropostale
Jeans: Unknown
Black Uggs: Unknown

"Be An Icon" Shirt: Five Below
Coralish Jeggings: Wal-mart, Similar 
Gray Jacket: Five Below
Brown Boots: A gift

Black top: A gift,Worthington Brand
White Tank Top: A gift, Target
Black Leggings: Wal-mart, Similar Item
Scarf: A gift
Black Uggs: Unknown




Other packing necessities:
  • Phone Charger
  • Undergarments and socks
  • Hair brush
  • Hair detangler
  • Shampoo
  • Conditiner
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Body Mist
  • Since it's Christmas time, I'll need to bring all of the gifts for him and his family

What are the key items that you bring on vacation/out of town trips? 

<3 Amanda 

Friday, December 22, 2017

Christmas Songs Playlist

Hey guys,

Here are songs that I listen to during the month of December:

  1. "Where Are You Christmas" : Faith Hill
  2. "Baby, It's Cold Outside" : Lady Antebellum
  3. "All I Want for Christmas Is You" : Mariah Carey
  4. " Santa Looked A Lot Like Daddy" : Brad Paisley
  5. "Do You Hear What I Hear" : Carrie Underwood
  6. " O'Holy Night" : Martina McBride
  7. "Put A Little Holiday In Your Heart" : LeAnn Rimes
  8. "I  want a Hippopotamus For Christmas" : Gayla Peevey 
  9. "I'm Getting Nuttin' For Christmas" : Relient K 
  10. "Sending You A Little Christmas" : Jim Brickmen ft. Kristy Starling
  11. "My Grown Up Christmas List" : Kelly Clarkson
  12. " Bring Him Home Santa" : The Song Trust
  13. " Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas": Martina McBride 
  14. "Reason For The Season" Lonestar
  15. " This Christmas Time" : Lonestar
  16. "The Angel On The Top Of My Tree" : Kenny Chesney
  17. " Paper Angels" : Jimmy Wayne
  18. "Christmas Shoes" NewSong
  19. " When Christmas Comes To Town" : Polar Express (Meagan Moore, Matthew Hall)
  20.  "Warm And Fuzzy" :Billy Gilman

    What songs do you have on your Christmas playlist?

      <3 Amanda 

      Thursday, December 21, 2017

      Favorite Instagrammers Pt. 2

      Hey guys,

      Last week I did my part one of this post and said I was going to do a part 2. Well, here it is! Here are the rest of my favorites:


      Uptownwithellybrown(Account):  Elly is a mom to 3 cute sons. I think she is a great mom to her boys. She also has a blog where she posts gift guides, reviews and more. On her blog, she has a section where she posts pictures of her outfits and gives you links to where you can purchase the clothing items.  You can find her on other social medias as well; Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Pinterest.



      Purejoyhome(Account): Liz is also a mother and she has 2 cute children. She is also a great mom to her children. Her blog is located here.  She posts about a variety of things. She has a section where she posts pictures of her and her children's' outfits with pictures of the individuals items with links for you to go to the particular website to purchase the clothing. You can find her on her Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.



      Emilyduplooy(Account): Emily is a mom to a son and daughter who by the way are cute. You can find her blog here.  She shares lifestyle blog posts and about the products that she loves. Her husband and her also have a wedding photography business which if you are getting married or know anyone who's getting married, check them out here. They are based in North Georgia though, so keep that in mind.  You can also find her on Pinterest.



      Kailee_wright(Account): Kailee is a mother to 5 cute kids. On her blog, you will find posts about fashion, beauty, lifestyle, baby essentials and more. She also has a section where she posts pictures of her and her children's' outfits with pictures of the individuals items with links for you to go to the particular website to purchase the clothing. You can also find her on her other social media sites; Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.





      They are all great moms and Instagrammers and I recommend them all to you.


      <3 Amanda 







      Wednesday, December 20, 2017

      MunchPak Subscription Box Review (Coupon Code)

      Hey guys,

      I unfortunately had to cancel my account with MunchPak  due to financials, but I wanted to review my recent box for you and tell you all about the subscription box. You can receive 5+,10+, or 20+ snacks either weekly, monthly or every 2 weeks. The prices vary from how many snacks you want to get, how often you want to get a box in the mail and how long you want to receive this subscription box.  I'll give you an example:

      10+ snack/monthly
      Pay every 6 months $20.95
      $125.70 total

      You can also customize the box but each choice you choose is an additional $1, so keep that in mind. You can also add beverages but they cost an additional $5 each.

      I like how it tells you who prepared your box for you. Thanks Roxanne!  :)


      Below are the items I received in my recent box. I used the Munchpak Website and also the Munchpak app on my phone to find out more information about the different items.

      Cadbury Dairy Milk-Top Deck
      Creamy, rich Cadbury chocolate layered with white chocolate
      South Africa
      Serving Size: 1
      Calories: 240
      4/5, Not a fan of white chocolate

      Paskesz Taffy Crush 
      Sour filled candies 
      Brazil
      Serving Size: 3 pieces
      Calories: 57
      3/5, Hard to chew/have to suck on it until it gets soft enough to bite into


      Meiji Yan Yan-Strawberry Creme
      Japan
      Serving Size: 1 container
      Calories: 310
      0/5, Chocolate one is better

      Parle Kreams - Gold Elaichi Flavored Sandwich Biscuits
      Crunchy,well baked cookies held together with vanilla cream
      India
      Serving Size: 8 pieces
      Calories: 310
      0/5

      Barbecue Prawn Flavor Stick Biscuits
      The right amount of both barbecue and shrimp flavor
      Malaysia
      Serving Size: n/a
      Calories:  n/a

      Cosmos Zhang Snacks
      Sweet honey flavor
      South Korea
      Serving Size: 1 bag
      Calories: 280
      They smelled like something familiar but I couldn't think of what
      0/5, Didn't taste like honey

      Matilde Vicenzi
      Crunchy perfectly glazed pastry is filled with sweet bakery-quality cream
      Italy
      Serving Size: n/a
      Calories: n/a
      0/5, Too crumbly when bitten/hard


      Lotte Choco Pie
      Smooth ,dark, rich chocolate with marshmallow 
      South Korea
      Serving Size: 1 pk.
      Calories: 120
      1/5, Not a fan of marshmallow

      Tyrrell's Hand Cooked Potato Chips
      Made with Snowden potatoes, this bag of salt and vinegar chips is more mellow and sweet than your average vinegar chip, and crunchy like the finest of kettle chips!
      United States
      Serving size: 1 bag
      Calories: 190
      3/5, Not a big chip person
      Baltyk Candy Coated Peanuts
      Sweet, crunchy and salty peanuts
      Poland
      Serving Size: 10
      Calories: 48
      0/5, Hard 
      Chiki Snack Balls
      Indonesia
      Serving Size: 1 bag
      Calories: 50
      Didn't smell the greatest
      Reminded me of the cheese balls we have in the U.S
      4/5

      I think this box would be a good Christmas gift for someone who loves all different kinds of foods. You can use the code SNACKIN for $2 off your first MunchPak.



      <3 Amanda 






      Tuesday, December 19, 2017

      The Act Of Giving Back (Operation Warmth)

      Hey guys,




      My father taught my brothers and I the act of helping others and paying it forward at an early age. When he got laid off in the winter months of 2004, he decided to start a charity that helped the homeless stay warm during the winter months. As he was driving home, he passed people living on the streets and knew he had to do something about that; he had to make a difference. When he got home, he asked my second older brother if he wanted to help him with making a change and making a difference, and he quickly said "Yes". My dad then asked me and my other two brothers and we also quickly said "Yes". My dad and (second) older brother came up with the name ; "Operation Warmth". 

      Our first year was December 2005, the Saturday morning before Christmas. We collect winter clothing and items throughout the year. We go downtown with all of the donations and set up all of the banana boxes full of clothing on the sidewalk and other items, and the homeless come and get what they need. You might think they would be pushing each other and grabbing everything that they could hold, but no they are really polite and pretty much stand in a line.





      How do we get all of these donations?  We let our friends and family know on Facebook where to drop off their donations, we post about the charity on online garage sales groups, we make boxes and place them around the community (at schools,businesses, churches,etc.). We also go to garage sales throughout the summer and purchase items that way as well.  




      One year we made Christmas cards for the homeless. We went to a local elementary school and talked to the art teacher, and she had the students make Christmas cards for the homeless. Another year we made little (Christmas trees, Stars, and more) ornaments out of construction paper and etc.  Each year we try to also pass out candy canes to the homeless. Even though we already have winter clothing and necessities for them, we still want to make them feel remembered more. 

      I still have memories from when I actually went down there that morning. I still help by donating, spreading the word on social media and etc. One memory that I still have to this day is one year a homeless man gave me a stocking filled with a variety of items. There was gum, a toothbrush, toothpaste,socks and more. He could have kept it for himself to have his feet stay warm but he consisted that I take and keep the stocking. Another year, a homeless man gave my younger brother a backpack. He could have kept it for himself to store things but again, he wanted my bother to have it. Some homeless people are really nice and even though they are in a tough situation, they still put others before themselves like the two men that I have just talked about.


      Garage filled with banana boxes of clothing and etc.

      Living room filled with more banana boxes filled with clothes and etc.



      December of 2015 was supposed to be our last year doing this charity as my dad, the founder,moved out of state earlier in 2015 but he didn't want that to be the end of "Operation Warmth". This year he once again came back a few months before this year's date (the 23rd of December) because he doesn't want to stop helping the homeless stay warm through the winter months.


      Vans and trailers used to transfer banana boxes downtown


      You could ask "Why don't we do this earlier into the winter months"?  We always do it the Saturday before Christmas because we want them to feel like they are not forgotten and loved. It also like they are receiving Christmas presents for us if they sadly don't receive any.  We want them to know that they are being thought about especially during the cold and snowy months. We also want them to know that it doesn't matter what your story is and the reason why they are homeless, we just want them to stay warm and know whatever their story is, that they are worth it.

      <3 Amanda 

      Monday, December 18, 2017

      YouTube Channel Shout Out: The Bos Life

      Hey guys,

      Are you looking for new YouTube channels to watch? Well, I have a channel for you that I'm sure you'll love. I just found this channel not very long ago, maybe like 2 weeks and I have watched a lot of their videos. This channel is called "The Bos Life", which you can start watching here. Their family consists of dad (Bryon), mom (Darci), Mady (Albert), Audra (Will), Jack and Ann. Their family was actually on the TV show "The F(food) Word" with Gordon Ramsay in Season 1.

      They post videos like recipes, Q and A's, Challenges, Food Testing and more. Audra is pregnant with her first daughter, so there are pregnancy videos as well. Congratulations to her and Will. They will be good parents, and also Happy belated birthday to her. I also have a December birthday so happy birthday month to us.

      In one of their recent videos, they had a mini house tour and I still remember something that Bryon said, and that was something along the lines of "Even though we might not have a lot, we still like to give back". In my opinion, Bryon and Darci are great parents and great role models to not only to their children but to everyone who knows them, and also to everyone who is subscribed to their channel.

      I definitely recommend their channel to you. You can also check out their other social medias:

      Facebook:
      Instagram:
      <3 Amanda 

      Sunday, December 17, 2017

      Father Takes Toddler Daughter Out On Dates Is NOT Creepy

      Hey guys,

      I was just on Facebook one day and while I was strolling down my news feed I noticed an article that read "Young Dad Takes 4-Year-Old Daughter On Monthly Dates Even Though Critics Say It’s ‘Creepy' ". I clicked on it because I thought that it was cute that the dad takes the daughter out on monthly dates.  Here's a little background to the family:

      Caitlin and Noah found out that she was expecting when she was 18. Most young expected fathers gets scared and leave but not Noah. They now have 2 cute children(a daughter and a son) and are married.  Every month, he takes his daughter out on their monthly dates. She gets all dressed up, receives flowers from her dad and then go have dessert at a restaurant.

      When I read that some people say that it's creepy to go on monthly dates with your daughter, I fully disagreed with that.  I think it's a great idea because her dad is showing her how she should be treated by future boyfriends and then a husband.  In the article, it said that Caitlin plans on having the same kinds of date with her son when he gets older. I think that's another great idea because boys should also know how they should be treated later in life when they have girlfriends and then a wife.

      I don't know Noah and Caitlin but from this article, I can tell that they are great parents to their children, and they shouldn't stop doing monthly dates because that's an amazing idea and bonding time.


      Smith, L. (2017). Young Dad Takes 4-Year-Old Daughter On Monthly Dates Even Though Critics Say It's ‘Creepy’. Retrieved December 16, 2017, from https://www.littlethings.com/daddy-daughter-dates-noah/


      What is your opinion of this story? Do you think the monthly dates are creepy or sweet?

      <3 Amanda


      Saturday, December 16, 2017

      Candy Club Review (Coupon Code)

      Hey guys,

      Earlier this year, I decided to try out 4 different subscription boxes and Candy Club was one of them. If you love candy and like different kinds of candy, then I'd recommend this subscription box to you. I like candy but I'm not a huge candy fan. I recently canceled my account due to financials and I still have 6 containers of candy from them.  Here is some information about Candy Club:


      • Monthly Plan: $29.99/month (Plus shipping)
      • 6 Months Plan: $24.99/month (Plus shipping)
      • 12 Months Plan: $21.99/month (Plus shipping)
      • There are many choices to select from.
      This was my last box that I received:



      Normally I would have 3 containers but I'll get into that down below. When you open the box, there will be some paper over the top of the candy.  This time I had some Easter grass looking papers. I'm not complaining because my favorite color is pink and I'm sure I can think of something to do with the paper. 


      In each box you receive, there will be a random candy spread over the top of the box. I have had Smarties, Atomic Bombs, Jaw Breakers and this time I had some Peppermint Salt Water Taffy.




      I pre-ordered the 6 months plan with 3 different kinds of candy. This time, I chose Albanese® Gummi Christmas Trees And Snowmen, Reese's® Peanut Butter Dipped Pretzels and Hershey Kisses® Red Foil. The Gummi Trees and Snowmen were okay. I'm not a fan of cherry/strawberry flavored candies so I just gave those ones to my dad. The Reeses Pretzels were really good. I definitely recommend choosing those if they are available to you. I also chose Hershey Kisses which I used for my boyfriend's sister's Christmas present. 


      When you purchase a plan, choose which candies you want, Add candies, Share candies (Twitter, Facebook) and rate the candies that you chose, you earn points and since I was planning on canceling my account, I used my points. I had enough points to add another candy to my box which I decided to add Le Grand® 4 Piece Truffles With Pink Ribbon Petite which I decided on adding to my boyfriend's aunt's Christmas present. 


      In each box, there should be some nutritional cards about your candy that you picked. So, if you like candy but trying to eat healthier, they are nice to have, 

      If you have a candy lover in your life, this is a good idea for a Christmas gift. You can choose the different candies each month or somehow make the candies available for them to choose. If you want to order Candy Club for a Christmas gift or for yourself, click here.  Here's a coupon code they sent me:

       Use coupon take15 to give you $15 off your first box


      What is your favorite kind of candy; chocolate, sweet or sour? Let me know down below!


      <3 Amanda 







      Friday, December 15, 2017

      Blog Posts Ideas For 2018

      Hey guys,

      I'm starting to make a list of blog posts for 2018 and I wanted to ask you what types of blog posts would you like to see from me. I need more ideas and I thought why not ask my readers what they would like to see. Please leave me ideas down below and I'll do my best to post them next year.

      Thanks in advance!


      <3 Amanda



      Gift Ideas For College Students- Online Or On Campus

      Hey guys,

      I am here once again with a gift idea post and this one is focused on some ideas on what to get a college student for Christmas whether they attend an on campus college or an online college. I just completed my bachelor year from an online college so some of these items I didn't use that often since I wasn't going back and fourth to college or leaving in a dorm room.

      A planner:


      I used my planner to not only to list my seminar days and college assignments, but I also write any plans I have so I would have it all in one place.  I think any type of planner is a great item to have with you to keep you on track with homework and especially things like projects and finals.

      Binders:

      This is an item that I didn't use as much being an online college student but I know that college students have a lot of papers for each course.

      Notebooks:
      Any college student needs notebooks to take notes, write drafts, and work on homework. For example, I think I went through at least one 5- subject notebook for my college algebra course.

      Index Cards:
      Index cards are a great tool to use starting in middle school to study for quizzes, tests and exams. In college you go through your share of index cards.

      Pens,Pencils and Highlighters:









      Highlighters are another useful tool like index cards. If you need to remember specific things for an assignment or test, highlighters are your friends. Having different color pens makes note taking more fun and better to look at while studying, like the BIC brand. If you want to make your notes pop out more and be more bright, then I recommend the Paper Mate Flair Pens. The pencils that I recommend are the Paper Mate Clearpoint Mechanical Pencils (0.7mm lead)

      White Out And Mini Stapler (And Staples):


      These are two items that can easily fit into a pencil pounch for those emergencies. If you are writing out a paper and you notice a spelling error, you can quickly white out it. And also, if you go to print out an essay in the library but a stapler is no where to be found, no worries, you have one in your backpack. 

      Sticky Notes/ Page Flags:



      Sticky notes are my favorite. If I don't know exactly when something is happening, I write it on a sticky note and it easy to move from date to date in my planner. Also, if you have big textbooks and you need to remember different sections to read, just use a page flag to mark the sections. 

      Headphones:

      I don't have a picture of my headphones as they have recently broken in the past 2 months and I haven't gotten time to purchase another pair.   Headphones are a great item to use whether you're at a Starbucks, a library, in your dorm room or just at home working on homework.  There are so many different kinds and brands of headphones. If you don't know that much about technology, check out this website and learn about which brands have the best Noise-Canceling Headphones. They tested 13 highly respected noise-canceling headphones which range from  in-ear and over-ear options. 

      Other Items College Students Would Love:
      • Starbucks Gift Card/ Biggby's Gift Card 
      • Velveeta Mac and Cheese Cups and Ramen Noodles for easy and quick lunches or dinners
      • Gas Gift Card
      • Folders
      • Small snacks/candy to bring on the go


      Are/were you a college student? What are/were your key items that you kept with you at all times?


      <3 Amanda