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DIY Sticker Phone Case + Template

I haven’t done a DIY post in what seems like forever, and I’m very excited to get into this one today! Funny story actually, so grab some tea, sis. When I first got my new phone, I was super paranoid that I would scratch it or break it, something! So we stopped by Claire’s of all places to grab one real quick. They didn’t have many cute ones (unless you like rainbows, sparkles, and unicorns…), but I got a decent one to get me by. I kept putting off buying a nice one for almost 3 months. Then, ON THE SAME DAY, my phone got a pretty bad scratch and the phone case snapped on the side. So I thought it was about time I upgrade, haha. I’ve seen the sticker phone case trend and thought it was super fun. So I ordered a clear phone case and a stinking screen protector (click the links to Amazon for the ones I got and am very happy with)! No more scratches, please! Then I DIY-ed the case and loved how it all turned out! Now that you know the events leading up to this DIY, I’m sure you’re ready to just begin already, haha. Let’s go>>

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What you’ll need:

  • Stickers (or print out your images)
  • Tape or mod podge (optional but recommended)
  • scissors
  • Clear phone case

Step #1: Grab your stickers 

First things first, gather your “stickers”. I went on Pinterest, downloaded the sticker images I liked and printed them off. I made a printable/template for you guys with the stickers I used. Just save and print the image!

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Step #2: Cut and arrange

Cut out the images and arrange them how you would like on the back of your phone.

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Step #3: Put it together

Tape the stickers on the back of your phone or mod podge them to the case. Whatever you prefer. You could also skip this step and put the case right on top of the images. I did this at first and decided to tape them on because everything started moving around. Whatever you decide, then put your case on. You can move things around if you want to, and you are finished!

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Save it on Pinterest!

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What do you guys think about the sticker case trend? If you try it out let me know or share a few favorite stickers! I love seeing other’s and getting some more ideas and inspiration. I’ll probably be changing it up with new stickers/themes in the future. Thanks for stopping by today and don’t forget to like and/or comment if you enjoyed this DIY!

Until next time,

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Summer 2019 Bucket List

I am back from a very long blogging break! This May was pretty busy for me. Finishing up the school year, I was in a play (Anne of Green Gables), Memorial Day, soccer, you get the idea. 😉 Now that summer is upon us, I will have a lot more free time and mental sanity with school over! I’m very excited to see where summer 2019 takes us! In summer: hair gets lighter, skin gets darker, water is warmer, drinks are colder, music is louder, nights get longer, life gets better. And boy, I am ready to soak it all up! So to start off today I’m sharing my summer bucket list. I made this list with some friends to complete together, so a lot of these things are group activities. I also made this list into an image you can print, pin, save, etc. Now we can all have a fun summer 2019! Grab some friends and let’s go⇒

 

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Okay, the first item on the list “Sleepover in the pool” may be confusing, haha. What we’re going to do is get blow-up pools and fill them with pillows and blankets. Then put the blow-up pools in our actual pool! Like this:

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I loved this idea and couldn’t wait to put it on the bucket list! Have any of you done this?

That would wrap it up for this post… What would you add to the list or are planning to do over summer break? Drop a comment below! I love hearing from you guys and getting more ideas! I hope you all have a blast this summer; make the most of it! Spend time with friends and family and make memories!

Until next time,

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April 2019 Wrap up

I cannot believe April is over! Life doesn’t slow down…if anything it keeps getting faster! So today I’m reflecting on this last month and seeing how I did on my goals. April was a good month. Even though it went by quickly, looking back, a lot happened actually!

Goal Review

  • Read at least two books. I read one. So I guess I was half way there, haha. I read Animal Farm by George Orwell. It was pretty good; I had to do some research on it because the story represents the Russian Revolution and there were some deeper meanings to it than just the story. But it was interesting.
  • Write 3 blog posts. I wrote two. Again, half way there! To be honest, I was having writer’s block, but I have some ideas for May so I should be back on track!
  • Workout twice a week. Yeah, I didn’t workout twice a week…I did workout here and there and I had volleyball tryouts (look at me making all these excuses) so I wasn’t a complete potato this month, haha.
  • Read Bible everyday. Check√ Reading my Bible everyday is very important to me!
  • Pass driver’s test. Check!! I passed the test, and got my license this month! A huge milestone indeed! Thank you guys also for the good luck wishes!
  • Try a new skincare or makeup product/brand. Check√ I tried a new face wash called Cetaphil. With most face washes, my face is always super dry and I feel the need for moisturizer right away, but this face wash was not like that at all. My face feels very moisturized and clean after using. I really like it! I would definitely recommend!
  • Have “power hours”. I did not have any power hours this month, but I am for sure putting back on my goals list for May!
  • Follow and morning/night routine. Check√ Although I did not follow them everyday, it really helped me. Sometimes I don’t know where to start each morning and night, so writing out a routine and following it was very helpful!
  • Less screen time. I don’t think I unplugged as much as I could have. Definitely something I need to improve this May.
  • Don’t stress too much. It’s pretty hard to not stress when taking a driver’s test or getting your license, but I really did try to just breathe and not not stress too too much;)

Looking back…

April had a lot of fun memories! My class and I threw a surprise baby shower for our teacher; I had a very special birthday; my youth group and I went to a football game (that we hair sprayed our hair green for) and went bowling; I had my first massage/spa day; some good friends from out of town visited; and we had a lot of our family over for Easter. There were fun times and good laughs, but also those days that were boring or not the greatest. I’m thankful for all the days though! I know I say it a lot, but I really cannot believe how fast 2019 is going by! I really need to just enjoy each moment and make the most of the time I’m given. It’s precious!

That will wrap up this little monthly review and reflection. I am very excited for May 2019 and hope to see you guys around! Thanks for stopping by today:) Keep calm and remember that summer is near!

Until next time,

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My Morning Routine

As a lot of you know, one of my goals this month was to follow a morning/night routine, and today I’ll be sharing one! Following a morning routine helps me so much! I like having a schedule so I know I won’t miss anything. It also helps me manage my time better and get more accomplished. This morning routine is for the weekdays/ school mornings. I don’t have a routine for the weekend because almost everyday and weekend is different, but the weekdays are quite predictable. A little confession: I haven’t followed my morning routine everyday. Because, let’s face it, there are those mornings you wake up late or aren’t feeling motivated. But for the most part, I go by the routine, haha. A few things and times I’ll switch around normally because every morning is a little different.

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Save it on Pinterest  HERE!

Toward the end of next month I’ll probably have a different morning routine because school will finally be out! I cannot wait for summer! Let me know if you would like to see a summer edition morning or night routine. Thanks for reading, and make sure to like this post so I know you stopped by today! I hope you’re having a great spring!

Until next time,

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April Goals

It’s a new month with some new goals. Spring is in the air and I am feeling productive! I thought I’d share some of my goals for this month because 1) writing it all down and sharing them helps motivate me to get things done and 2) maybe this will inspire you to add on a few goals for this month too. Let’s get organized, planned, and ready for April!

  • Read at least 2 books. This is part of my New Years resolution (which is to read 20 books in 2019) and I got to stay up on it!
  • Write 3 blog posts. I’ve been trying to stay consistent, but life gets busy!
  • Workout twice a week. 
  • Read Bible everyday. 
  • Pass driver’s test! I can’t believe it’s almost here! I don’t know if I’m ready but here goes nothing.
  • Try a new skin care or makeup product/brand. I’ve been wanting to branch out and try new things lately. Maybe I’ll end up finding a new favorite!
  • Have “power hours”. I read a blog post recently by Love, Geeky Girl on power hours. Choose one thing (maybe something on the good old “to do” list) and take one hour to focus on it. Sometimes I feel all over the place or not productive, so I really want to try power hours and see if it helps me get things done more efficiently.
  • Follow a morning/night routine. Also something I’ve really wanted to get into a habit of following. Comment if you would like to see a post on my spring morning/night routine!
  • Less screen time. Unplugging is so important, so this month I will keep “less screen time” in mind.
  • Don’t stress too much. Even with a lot to do, I need to not stress too much, and just trust God in the things I can’t control (and the things I can).

That will wrap this month’s goals up! I’m sure new ones will pop up later on, but this is where I’m starting off. What are some of your goals for April? What is your favorite spring activity?

Until next time,

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Q&A Time

Hello everyone! About a week ago I asked you guys on the blog’s Instagram and Facebook if you had questions for a Q&A post. Well today is the day all your questions are answered, haha. I really want to involve you guys more, and hear back from you. We have all sorts of topics and I’m very excited to jump into my first Q&A! But before we do, I’m going to give a little plugin for the blog’s Instagram and Facebook. If you want to stay in the loop with all the happenings on Short & Sweet, see when new posts go up, or get extra info and content, go join the fam! I appreciate all your support. It has really made blogging a great experience!

#1

Q: How would you describe yourself in three adjectives?

A: Outgoing, competitive, happy.  I talk a lot and am a little loud, haha. I like to be with people and friends, and do a lot of different things. I’m an athlete. I like to play hard, play my best, have fun, and win, lol. I also like to laugh and make others laugh and just have fun! I’m kind of all over the place if you haven’t noticed already, haha.

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Q: What do you not like about others?   

A: I don’t like it when people aren’t themselves around everybody. Two-faced. And I don’t like unkind people. Just be yourself and kind to everyone:)

#3

Q: What is your greatest fear?

A: Probably drowning or torture. I’m not afraid of dying because I know I’ll be with the Lord in glory after death, it’s just the way I die that scares me. I can swim though, so I don’t think drowning is a huge possibility, but you never know, haha.

#4

Q: Where would your ideal vacation be?

A: I would love to go to Spain! I love Spanish culture, food, people, and the country is beautiful. There are so many places I want to visit in this world though.

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Q: Where is your favorite place to go?

A: This is a tough one. There are so many places that have made my “favorite places” list, haha. I love Florida, Southern California ( In-n-Out is life lol), the beach, and anywhere with good friends and people is a great place to be.

#6

Q: Would you consider doing a YouTube channel?

A: Honestly, I would. But just not right now. I want to really focus on blogging and grow my blog before moving on to a channel. There is still so much to learn! But what do you guys think about a YouTube channel?

#7

Q: What are you hoping to do career wise when you’re older?

A: I don’t know exactly. Whatever God has planned for me. I do have interest in doing something with graphic design. I love Spanish, so maybe translating. Any job can use bilingual people though. I also want to be a teacher. My future could go anywhere. I’m all over the place, haha.

#8

Q: Where do you think you will/want to live when you are older?

A: Hopefully somewhere warm! Or somewhere I haven’t spent much time, but want to see more. Again, wherever God leads me.

#9

Q: Could you do another monthly favorites post?

A: Of course! I would love to. I’m thinking about doing one this spring or summer.

#10

Q: Lemon cupcakes!

A: Not a question, but I can do a post with the recipe, haha. I love lemon! It’s one of my top favorite flavors. And I love cupcakes, so sounds like a great combination to me!

And that will wrap it up. Thank you guys for the questions, it was fun answering them! Hopefully you got to know me a little bit more. If you like these kinds of posts or want to see more let me know! Thanks for stopping by today, and have a great start to your spring!

Until next time,

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Bohemian Fishtail Hairstyle

It’s already March y’all! It’s hard to believe we’re this far into 2019. I’ve been very busy lately with traveling and school (which has made time go by even faster!), and haven’t had time to do a post; but I am back today with a spring hairstyle for you guys! It’s very simple to do, and is definitely giving me some bohemian vibes. You can wear it dressy, casual or anywhere in between. This might even become your new “go to” hairstyle. I won’t stall anymore so let’s jump right into it! ⇒

Bohemian Fishtail Hairstyle

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Step #1

I am doing this style on curled hair but straightened would look cute as well! Take a section of hair from the front of the head on both sides of the part. Then twist them to the back of the head and tie together with an elastic.

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Step #2

Repeat step one. Take a section of hair from the front of the head right below the first section on both sides of the part. Twist them back and secure with an elastic.

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Step #3

Grab a section of hair from behind the twists. Divide the section into two pieces and fishtail braid it. After you are done braiding, tie it off and pancake (pull/fluff out) the braid or any other part of the style you want to adjust.

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And that’s it! Hairspray, bobby pin, and tug where ever you prefer to wrap it up.

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I hope you guys love this spring hairstyle and try it out! Don’t forget to drop a comment below and say hello so I know you stopped by today. I love to hear from you all! You really make this blogging experience fun and I appreciate your support so much! I hope you have a great start to your spring this month!

Until next time,

February Cover Pages | Bullet Journal 2019

This year is my first time ever doing a bullet journal. I love it! It has helped me so much having all my lists and thoughts (I have a lot of them!) in one place. I can use whatever system works for me to stay organized and be creative and artsy at the same time. I love making lists, having planners and being organized! It’s probably one of my many quirks. So the bullet journal is perfect for me! I might do one every year for the yest of my life.

So I decided to share my February cover page (monthly spread) today, and hopefully spark some ideas and inspiration for you guys. I’m also going to make this a series (Bullet Journal 2019)! So stay tuned for more posts about all things BUJO. And yes, I know it’s still January, but usually I make my monthly and weekly spreads a couple of days ahead of time, so this should give y’all a good head-start. Okay, now on to the cover pages!

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Ta-da!! The letter and envelope are my favorite parts. So on the left page I usually do my cover and on the right page I do kind of an overview for the month. For January, I filled the whole right page with overview boxes, but this month I decided to only have three and add a Bible verse.

 

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I love this verse so much ❤ It goes great with the theme of February too.

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I like having at least these three overview boxes. These are just the things I usually need to focus on. Other ideas for this page could be: Memories, grocery list, music favorites, reminders, sleep tracker…etc. Whatever you need to keep track of for the month!

And that’s it for my February cover pages/monthly spread! I hope you liked it and got some ideas for your BUJO. If you have any post suggestions for this series or anything bullet journal, please drop a comment below! What are some of you goals for February?

Until next time,

 

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5 Winter Outfit Ideas

Winter has some of my favorite fashion and trends, so I decided to share a few winter outfit ideas I’ve put together. This is the very first “outfit ideas” post I’ve ever done, and I’m very excited to do so! These are some of my go-to outfits in the winter and colder months. You will definitely notice I have a few staples I wear in a couple of outfits (they go with everything), and a lot of items are from Old Navy, haha. I’ll share where I got everything so you guys can find what you like! Let’s hop right into this>>

Outfit #1

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Chambray shirt- Target

Black jeans- JCPenney

Black slip-ons- Nordstrom Rack

Yellow checkered Vans- Vans (who would have guessed?!)

Outfit #2

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These black jeans go with everything! This is very similar to outfit #1 with just a few differences.

Gray sweater- Old Navy

Necklace- Amazon

Scrunchie- Nordstrom Rack

Outfit #3

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This is one of my favorites! Dressy casual is perfect to wear really anywhere, and the pom-pom shoes are fun with any outfit!

Striped long sleeve- Amazon

Cardigan- Old Navy

Pom-pom shoes- Meijer

Sunglasses- Old Navy

Outfit #4

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Mom jeans and crop sweater. So simple, but cozy and cute! Also, if you haven’t already noticed, I have a thing for scrunchies.

Sweater and jeans- JCPenney

Scrunchie- American Eagle

Outfit #5

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Another cozy, dressy-casual outfit ❤ It’s very easy to make any summer outfit into something warm for winter just by adding a cardigan. I would also wear this with my white Converse to go more casual.

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Necklace- Lulus

Well that will wrap it up! I hope you enjoyed and got some fun ideas for outfits this winter! What is your favorite trend this winter/year? Share any comments, ideas, or questions below! And shoutout to my sista for being my photographer today;)

Until next time,

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Macro Photography: Ideas and Inspiration

I have always had an interest in photography and love to play around with it. Recently I bought a set of camera lenses for my phone. I thought (and still think) that these were the greatest thing ever. What an insanely cool idea to make special camera lenses for your phone to up your “photography game” on the go! It makes me happy, lol. The set I bought is nothing professional, but I definitely will be considering getting some nice ones. It came with a macro, fish eye, and wide zoom lens. I’m not the hugest fan of the fish eye and wide zoom, but I LOVE the macro lens. It’s a lot of fun! So I decided to do a post on some of the photos I have taken in macro and hopefully give you guys some photo ideas and inspiration too! >>

Leaves, plants, etc, are great for macro pictures, especially with snow or water.

Eyes! Eyes are one of the most fascinating subjects for macro photography. Every eye is different, making every photo different. Above, I have the original photo and an edit of it.

Coins are another cool subject because there are so many shapes, colors, and possibilities! They have a lot of character to them.

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These next few photos are of a typewriter. I think they are my favorite! In this one^ I accidentally had the flash on, but I kind of like how it turned out.  7ed2050e-f3c6-484d-b387-8a604965a5d3

Try abstract photos too. b6f46695-ef8b-44ab-9adc-7bdaa2163141img_1805b0022dd8-2f7f-4466-8471-168046ab64e3

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These next few are just some fun, random ones.

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Grab glass objects with fun patterns and try different lighting and locations.

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Colorful objects like beads, crayons, pencils, and candy are fun to play with too. These are literally my little sisters beads they were playing and crafting with today, haha.

And that would conclude this post! I have enjoyed experimenting with the macro lens and have also learned a few things too. It’s such a cool type of photography! Which photo(s) was your favorite? What type of photography do you like the most? Drop any comments, ideas, or questions, below. I love hearing from you all!

Until next time,

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