It’s a Beautiful Day #124

Here is a lovely book-ish quote I came across today that I wanted to share with y’all brought to you by Frederick Douglass. I also wanted to take the time to remind you guys of my new, and newly improved book blog where all my book related posts are now posted that you should DEFINITELY go check out by clicking here. AND don’t forget to like a little bit of life on facebook here.

  

August Favourites 2015

Hello Everybody!!! It’s Friday, which is awesome and I hope your weeks have been good! There are only like 4 days left in August and and I realized I still hadn’t done a monthly favourites post for this month (or last month. Sorry) So today I thought I would talk about some of my favourites from the past month and maybe a bit from July. I can’t even believe it’s almost September and school’s starting soon (depending on where you are) so let’s celebrate this summer with a reflection on some of my favourites! I also did a music favourites post yesterday which you can click here to check out if you want. Let’s get started!

Favourite Book: Every Last Breath by Jennifer L. Armentrout (The Dark Elements #3)

  

This book is just so great. I read it in late July and it just gives me all the feels all the time. I am Team Roth forever and Team Jennifer L. Armentrout forever as well. All her books are just so fun and easy to read and I love them so you need to jump on that bus and check’em out! I have an The Aftermath book review for this book posted on my new book blog My Book Life which you can find here. I also have reviews for the second and third books where I explain what it’s all about and you can check those out by clicking here for the first one, and here for the second.

Favourite Electronic Device: My Canon PowerShot A1400 Hd Camera

 

I have been using this camera close to all summer long to take pictures and it is fabulous. It takes great photos and it’s really easy to transport and carry around with me. I used it take all my pictures from my Kingston Trip post you can go see here

My Favourite Scent: Japanese Cherry Blossom Hand Sanitizer

 

I got this little hand sanitizer from one of my favourite places Bath and Body Works and It smells divine!! The scent is very sweet and refreshing and I have been loving it alot during these hot summer months. It’s perfect for the summer!! 

Favourite Back 2 School Item: Jeans

  

As I mentioned in my back to school haul which you can see here,  I got these jeans while I was in Kingston for a super duper good price, which I was really happy about. I really wanted to get a good quality pair of jeans for school and that’s exactly what I got here but for a low price! I have actually wearing them around the house lately and they’re super comfy and nice which is why they’re my favourite!

Favourite Bible Verse: Deuteronomy 31:6

“So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the Lord your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.” 

I read this verse a couple of weeks ago during a fast I did with a couple of friends and he jus really stood out to me. I really like it because it’s God telling Joshua to be strong and courageous and not fear and panic in the faces of the problems ahead of him because God has already gone ahead and destroyed all things that might try to hurt him or come against him. He’s telling him that no matter what, he’ll never fail or abandom him he’ll be right by  Joshua’s side the whole way. This is a verse that really applied to my life and my situation and that’s why it’s my favouriteverse from this month that I thought I’d share with you.

Thanks for reading folks!! Lemme know in the comments below what some if your favourite things/items are from this past month, because I love hearing from you guys and things that you like! Thanks again and have a great weekend!

Hope you enjoyed this little bit of life.


It’s a Beautiful Day #123

Here is a very commonly known life quote that holds a lot of true meaning brought to you by an Unknown source,

“Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.”

My Summer Tunes!

Hey Everybody! I hope your weeks have been awesome so far and your summer breaks even better! As I have been on summer break for the past almost 2 months I have been listening to alot of music and loving alot of music. Spotify, one of my favourite things, has allowed me to enjoy music even more and discover songs that I had never heard before! ( I highly recommend you get it. It’s free by the way. Itunes isn’t. Just saying.) So I am excited to share with you some of my favourite summer tunes I have been loving this summer and you should definitely check them out in the links below! Let’s get started!

#1: Omi/ Pentatonix – “Cheerleader”

I know you’ve heard of this song because it’s awesome and very popular now. It just makes you wanna get up and dance and sing. But also worth mentioning is the AMAZING cover Pentatonix, a very popular a capella group that won sing off! (Check out their Youtube Channel here), did of Cheerleader recently and it’s just so good. It has been stuck in my head for days.

Omi’s Version: http://youtu.be/jGflUbPQfW8

Pentatonix’s Version: http://youtu.be/P95_pCbCPZw

#2: Bronze Radio Return – “Further On” http://youtu.be/i4lynO5FNkI

This song, this band, are just great and this song is just so summery and catchy. You should definitely listen to it because it will draw you in from the start with it’s upbeat rythm.  

#3: R.City ft. Adam Levine – “Locked Away” http://youtu.be/6GUm5g8SG4o

When we went away to Kingston this is a song that played on the radio several times over and it made me fall in love with it a little bit more each time. The combo of adam levine and the rapping is so great and fun for the summer. 

#4: Major Lazer ft. MØ & DJ Snake – “Lean On” http://youtu.be/rn9AQoI7mYU

This song again is very popular right now but that is because the beat and electronic poppy sound is so great to hear! Also because I’ve heard it so many times it constantly gets stuck in my head so how can I not love it?

#5: Fall Out Boy – “Uma Thurman”  http://youtu.be/CBswx7GEARc

This song again is just so awesome and fun to listen to! The rock and pop sound is just so contagious and you can get into this song and jam into it so easily. Although it weirdly makes me wonder who Uma Thurman and why her dancing is so special….

#6: Circa Waves – “T-Shirt Weather” http://youtu.be/S9z_cyIgE9s

This song is one I discovered through Spotify and I just love it! It is just so perfect for summer and just makes me wanna get up and dance and run outside or something. I love this rocky tune and you should definitely go listen to it!

Thanks for reading! Lemme know what one of your favourite summer tunes is this summer because I love music, I love spotify and would love to hear your favourites! Thanks again!

Hope you enjoyed this little bit of life.  

Going Back 2 School Supplies Haul & Tips

Hey Everbody! I hope your weekends have been fabulous, sunny and warm wherever you are! So I don’t know about you, but I am going back to school in exactly 2 weeks from now. Which means all the preparation, shopping for school supplies and clothes has begun. I recently went Back 2 School Shopping and did a post about that last week which you can see by clicking here. But the other day I went school supply shopping at Staples for some stuff and thought I would share what I bought with you with a few little tips and tricks here and there to help those of you entering high school, or continuing in high school this year. Let’s get started!

#1: Paper

 

So the first thing I got was 2 packs of 400 sheets of refill paper, to use in my binders to tak notes, write things down, do work etc. (800 sheets total) Which leads to my first tip….

Tip 1:  You can never have enough paper.

I cannot stress this enough. You should always buy as MUCH paper as you can for back to school because you will fly through it and use it so quickly and then you will find yourself at the end of your binder needing paper to write something but you won’t have any left and then you’ll be using scrap paper to scribble things down. Trust me this has happening to me so many times. Just buy LOTS of paper, it’s worth it.

#2: Black Pens

  

The next thing I got was a pack of black Bic easy glide pens, 12 in total, because pens are just an essential, nice thing to always have in your pencil case. Which brings us to tip 2…

Tip 2: Always have a Pen

You should always have a pen with you because you never know when a teacher might tell you you have to use it for something or for corrections. Where blue and red pens are almost always widely used and acceptable to most teachers (I always keep 1 red [for corrections], blue [for informal things, won’t be handed in] and black, [for formal things, will be handed in] in my pencil case) Black is probably the most admired and best of them all so you should always have it in case!

#3: Pencil Case

  

Here I got a small square, 2 pouch, black mesh, blue five star pencil case from staples for this year. I really love this pencil case. I think it is perfect for everything I need especially when it comes to it’s shape ans size, which leads us to our next tip…

Tip 3: The Size of Your Pencil Case Matters, So Go Small.

I am telling you right now, you do not need, and do not want, a large, bulky pencil case. Think for a second, you are going to have to carry this pencil case from class to class, up and down stairs, along with all your binders, textbooks and other stuff that adds up and gets heavy. So do you really need a large pencil case with a bunch of stuff in it? The answer is no. By having a small pencil case such as this one, you can fit all your essential stuff in it that you will need for each class and more easily carry it with all of your stuff.

#4: Mechanical Pencils

  

Here we have 2 5 packs of Bic #2 mechanical pencils. I love how these are colourful and ready for me to use this year! Also Bic’s a good brand so you know they are quality pencils. This brings us to our next tip…

Tip 4: Get Mechanical over Regular Pencils

Always get mechanical over regular. Are they sometimes more expensive yes. But you absolutely find them on sale and they are so worthwhile buying! The lead is already full in them so instead of sharpening you just push the bottom and bam! more lead. And when it empties you either recycle it and grab another one or buy more lead to fill it again! It just makes your life, sooooooooooooooo much easier than regular pencils.

#5: Erasers

  

Here I have some square staple erasers that were on sale. I also have these long skinny STAEDTLER erasers for this thing I have where you put those long erasers in it and using this little button you can push it up or down to bring the eraser up or down! It’s quite neat actually. I dont really have a tip for this… Erasers are important back to school items though. The eraser at the end of your pencil will get used up quickly so you should always have a few good back up erasers.

#6: Binders

 

Here I have 2 Staple Binders both 1.5 inches one in blue and one in black. The blue has a view window as you can see in the picture and the black does not. I use 1.5 inch binders just because I find they are just the right size for all my subjects but it’s really personal prefernce what size you get. I actually really like these binders because comoared to ones I’ve had in the past, they’re really nice, good quality.

Tip 5: Always get binders with Pockets on the inside.

You never know when a teacher might give you something without holes in it, like a test or something so it can be frustrating because if you don’t have pockets you have nowhere to put it. With pockets you can jeep everything for each subject together in one binder and keep your stuff organized. You will them if you don’t, so always get pockets.

#7 School Bag (BackPack)

  

Finally, I got myself a Reebok Backpack. It was actually 20% off at Bentley’s in the mall at Kingston and I really love it. I apologize for the crappy picture but basically it’s white with blue, purple and pink patterning all over it.  It has one big compartment, then a medium sized one, than a small one. I find it is the perfect size for what I need because you don’t want to get something to small of too big to fit all your stuff and this was just right. Plus it’s Reebok so you kniw it’s of good quality.

That’s all folks! Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed this haul with my few tips here and there! Lemme know when you go back to school in the comments below as well as some of your favourite tips for school. I would love to hear em’! Thanks again!

Hope you enjoyed this little bit of life.