Monday, January 29, 2018

17 Instagram Accounts I'm Loving Right Now

Helllllooo everyone! So as you might not know I got instagram in october and I absolutely love it! If you want to keep updated on what's happening to me and the blog and just my day to day life make sure to follow me on there! Ok now that that #shamlessselfpromo is out of the way onto the actual post! Today I thought in celebration of this awesome thing that is instagram I would share with you guys 17 accounts that I have been loving! All of these I would recommend following if you need some more people to follow and also are awesome inspiring for anything photo/instagram related. :) This post was originally going to be 10 but that was too hard so instead here are 17 instagram accounts I'm loving right now (in no specific order)!

This is a collab with the lovely Charlie from CharlieStarBlogs! She posts about beauty and relationships and also just general lifestyle! You can also follow her on instagram.  She is posting on wednesday so make sure to go follow her blog so you don't miss that post! She is also having a super cool giveaway right now you can check out!

Kristian is one of my wonderful friends I've met on instagram! She is just the sweetest and has a beautiful makeup themed feed. She also has a blog which I would recommend you check out as well. :)

Jessie is a youtuber and I love her so much! She has blue hair and is pretty much a mermaid emo princess so it's good. 

I had to include at least one bookstagram account and I thought this would be the perfect one! Her feed is awesome and is pretty much just pastel book goodness. 

All of you guys probably know Abbie but I you don't her you should and you have to check out her blog! She's wonderful and funny and just so nice. Plus she shares awesome advice and resources on just everything on her blog and has a super cool feed!

I just recently followed her on both instagram and youtube and she's super cool! Both her instagram and youtube are kind of simpleish and she also has such a fun personality. I really like her lookbooks and also her latest GRWM

If you don't follow Elly and her blog 
like??? I absolutely love her blog as she is just so talented! She recently revamped it and is now writing a lot more about politics and poetry and honestly I'm like so excited. :) :)

Lexie was one of the first ever kid/teen bloggers I ever found when I started blogging! She is so lovely and I absolutely love her theme right now!

I met Taiya on instagram and she's awesome! She's one of those people that you look at and your just like WHAT AM I DOING WITH MY LIFE? Anyway she's super cool and has a super cool feed. :)

If you don't know dodie WHAT ARE YOU DOING???? She's a super cool youtuber and musician
and her new ep is just AHHHHHH. And contrary to her instagram bio her theme is absolutely great. :)

I love her theme and her style and just pictures in general. :)

I found her through dodie and one of my other friends actually but seriously SHE'S SO CUTE. I love reading her captions and her photos just make me smile and I'm almost certain she lives at disneyland.  

I don't know how she gets her photos to look so good like tell me your secrets????? She's so pretty and I love her style so much!

Besides just olivia's beatiful feed AS YOU CAN CLEARLY SEE she also runs a fashion and lifestyle blogs and all of her fashion pics are just perfection. :)

I am one hundred percent just shouting out an account that I'm a part of but ITS OK BECAUSE IT IS AWESOME. I'm part of this lovely account with Taiya and Kristina (or buttercup) and it's basically a free feature account where we feature lovely teen influencers. We also have a website where I will be posting monthly WHICH YOU SHOULD CHECK OUT AS WELL. 

She's inspiring and adorable and it's just good. Her stories lately have seriously been making me want to eat healthy! And as it seems like most of the people I follow do she also has a fabulous blog. :)

That username alone y'all. I am not at all jealous of her red hair or how in the world she keeps up her orange and yellow theme???? Like tell me your secrets immediately??? Annnndd she has an awesome blog!

Andd last but not least @twirlingpages!

I've been following her blog for a while and I got excited when I saw she had an instagram! It's a super fun bookish account featuring a bunch of cute photos. :)

You know that post that should have been super easy but wasn't? THAT WAS THIS POST. If you haven't already make sure to follow me on instagram and also check out Charlie's post! If you want to do a collab with me I would absolutely love to!! Just head over to my contact page or send me an email at!

Do you have instagram? Comment down below your account! What accounts would you recommend I follow? What kind of posts would you like to see from me?

Monday, January 22, 2018

31 Winter Blog Post Ideas

It is winter and I thought to help any bloggers out there who need some blog post ideas I would make a fun list! I know personally after the holidays I get a kind of blogging blues where there is just nothing to celebrate and look forward to. And sooo it's hard to think of blog post ideas! This is a collab with the lovely agirlandherhoodie. You can find her blog here and follow her on Instagram here. 

-Winter fashion ideas
-Favorite winter activities 
-Winter traditions

-Recipes perfect a cold night
-Favorite wintery pinterest boards
-Favorite holiday memory
-A winter or holidays themed diy
-Recipe of your favorite holiday treat/beverage

-Winter Lookbook
-Share your favorite winter blog posts
-Tips of hacks for surviving winter
-Winter reads
-Winter skin care tips
-Do you get snow where you live and if so what's your favorite thing to do in it

-Winter hair care tips
-What's in my bag winter edition 
-Cute winter hairstyles
-Wintery Instagram accounts you love
-A winter themed tag
-Movies/tv shows for rainy days

Let's count how many times I said winter in this post. Like seriously I want to know. Again make sure to check out a girl and her hoodie's blog and Instagram and follow her because she is super cool and I love her style! And while your at it feel free to follow me on Instagram as well (shameless self promo always).  

What's your favorite thing about winter? Are you a blogger? What kind of posts do you want to see from me? What are your favorite winter blog post ideas? 

Monday, January 15, 2018

The Literary Dinner Party Tag!

I GOT 100 FOLLOWERS Y'ALL THANK YOU. I'm excited so yeah. :) :) :) ALSO HAPPY MLK DAYS. And now to the actual post. I was tagged to do this post a while ago by the wonderful Sunny! I just recently discovered her blog I'm pretty sure on Instagram. It's very cool and everyone should go check her out! So the Literary Dinner Party Tag is a book themed tag kind of like this one that I did a little bit ago. In this tag you are supposed to to invite ten book character from ten categories to a dinner party.


1. One character who can cook/likes to cook
2. One character who has money to fund the party 
3. One character who might cause a scene
4. One character who is funny/amusing 
5. One character who is super social/popular
6. One villain 
7. One couple - doesn't have to be romantic 
8. One hero/heroine 
9. One underappreciated character 
10. One character of your own choosing 

1. One character who can cook/likes to cook

Mrs. Weasley! She is one of those characters I love just because she is so sweet and I feel like she would see me burning the oven or something and then she would come and swoop in and make a big feast while I just sat to the side talking about all of my problems. Why that sounds appealing to me I'm not quite sure.

2. One character who has money to fund the party 

A rich character. Hmmm.... I just recently read the whole selection series (it is one of those series that is so cheesy but I also love it) so I think I would choose Princess Eadlyn. She is a princess and super rich but she is also this super strong and smart and awesome figure who I would love to be able to talk to and just be friends with. Also being in the presence of royalty is always pretty awesome.

3. One character who might cause a scene

Leo from Percy Jackson and The Heroes of Olympus. Leo is such a cool character but he's also not the most athletic and kind of clumsy and when you combine that with a dragon and fire powers things can get pretty hectic. I feel like maybe one of his inventions would go crazy or his power would just be randomly put on or something like that.

4. One character who is funny/amusing

Luna Lovegood from Harry Potter! She is such a fun and crazy and just I'm going to be myself character that it is super awesome. I love how quirky she is and I feel like she would be super fun at a dinner party. Plus if anything was getting too serious she would do something crazy or funny or just awesome and make everyone laugh and smile again. 

5. One character who is super social/popular

She isn't necessarily the most popular person ever BUT NO ONE MAKES BOOKS ABOUT POPULAR PEOPLE SO GET OVER IT. I would choose Lina from Love And Gelato. I just recently read the book and at first I thought it was to cheesy and then I realized that I actually loved cheesy things and that it's a fabulous book everyone should go read. In the book Lina moves to Italy where she knows no one and it's all about love and stuff but throughout the book she makes friends and it's fun. 

6. One villain

President Snow from The Hunger Games! I love the hunger games of course and it's so fun to watch how snow manipulates everyone and how katniss reacts. Does that sound bad? I don't know. I feel like he's very intellectual and smart and it would be interesting to get inside his mind and just figure out how he thinks. Does that make any sense whatsoever?

7. One couple - doesn't have to be romantic 

Cinder and Kai from cinder! There relationship is so interesting in the books and it's so cool to see how they slowly fall for each other. Ok so I have to admit that I have actually only read the first book but I really want to read the rest of the series and since the wonderful Kate sent me a copy of the second book I am one hundred percent going to read it soon. By the way kate is like one of the coolest human beings and everyone should go get her book (which she also sent me and you might have noticed it in the pictures) because IT IS FABULOUS.

8. One hero/heroine 

Hermione! I love her character so much and I just think it would be the coolest thing to get to talk and hang out with her. In the harry potter series if she wasn't there then Ron and Harry would already be dead and we all know it. I'm just saying.

9. One underappreciated character 

Melody from Out Of My Mind! She's not underappreciated as a character but in the book she certainly is. If you haven't read the book melody was born cerebral palsy which makes her unable to talk or walk or generally move that much and she has to use a wheelchair. As you would guess this makes a lot of people treat her differently and no one realizes just how crazy smart she is.

10. One character of your own choosing

Maddie from When which is by the way an awesome book. I could not think of anyone for this and then I remembered this book and I was like WHY NOT. In the book maddie can see when people die from a little number on top of there head. Yes I know that sounds super morbid and and weird and it is. No I don't want to know when I will die but I think it would be cool to just watch her and see how she reacts with others. Is that too creepy? Yeah? OK. 

I Tag:

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-All of the peeps from twirling pages 
-Anna from annaish
-Cait from paperfury
-Noor from bookmarked 
-Isabel from little miss wizzy
-Abbie from Abbiee

That took me like way to long to write you guys. Like that was not good. I'm really bad at tags like this mostly because I HAVE THE WORST MEMORY IN EXISTENCE and I can basically never think of anything. It was super fun though as I always love a good tag. :) Also I recently started the account @girlbossteentribexo with Kristina and Taiya! We feature teen bloggers, youtubers and entrepreneurs so if you have instagram make sure to follow us! We also have a website! Our first post comes up today! I am going to be posting there once a month with tip and tricks for bloggers and youtubers! Make sure to check it out and given it a follow as it means a lot to me!

 Who would you invite to a dinner party? Do you agree/disagree with any of my choices? Do you like when I do tags on my blog? Should I keep doing tags? What is your advice for taking better book photos? Have you followed Girl Boss Teen Tribe yet????? What do you want to see more of on my blog?

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Everyone Has A Story

I sit with my friend
I've known her for a while but this is the first time we've ever really hung out
She tells me about her family
How she lives with her mom
How her dad died when she was 1
She seems almost at peace with the fact

I'm talking to a blogger friend online
She's complaining about her parents
Yeah parents are annoying I reply
Then she mentions how the house smells like weed
And how her mom is probably smoking again
A year later
Her dads in jail
And her mom is no where to be found 

I sit and stare off into the distance
I'm bored
And looking at old pictures
I find one of me and my old friend
I was mostly friends with her because our dads were friends
But we saw each other quite a bit
So we were close
I remember how suddenly they just moved away
Turns out the parents had gotten divorced
And the dad had lost custody

I'm a pretty lucky human being in the grand schemes of things
I have all of my parents and siblings
Grandparents to
Not rich but middle class
In a nice neighborhood
With friends pretty much the same
Stories like that to me are almost just for movies and songs
But there real

Everyone has a story
Remember that

So that was a lot. I don't even know if this post had a point but its okay because I had fun writing it. If you like my occasional Thursday writy posts then comment down below! I'm not sure if you like them or not. :) Make sure that you are following both my Instagram and Bloglovin' as well!

Monday, January 8, 2018

14 Easy Ways To Make Money As A Teen

Hellllllllooooo. It is Nabila here back with another post. :) So I know all kids/teens have this problem. We need money to do/get things like:

-restaurant with friends
-decor things
-cute stationary
-presents for other people

Pretty much just in general life it's quite nice to have money. The problem though is that until you hit 16 (I think that's the rule in most places not really sure) you can't apply for an actual job which is the main way people earn money. Buuuuttt do not despair in today's post I'm going to list some fun and easy ways (14 to be precise) to make money! This is mainly geared towards ages 8 to around 15 but will definitely also work for older peeps. Let's. Get. Started!

1. Chores

I know that personally my parents don't pay me to do chores but lots of parents do. If you don't currently have chores first of all I'm totally jealous but second any parent I'm pretty sure would be happy to give there kids chores around the house for a reasonable fee. 

2. Clean someone elses house

If your well respected in your neighborhood and have some people you know then cleaning is a good way to make money. Cleaning services can cost quite a lot but almost everyone cares about cleanliness and having a helper for a low price is pretty appealing for lots of people.

3. Help an adult with technology things

You know how teens and kids usually know more stuff about technology then adults? Yeah you can easily use that to your advantage. Maybe just give a class or something for your family members or maybe if someone you know has a business or company offer to be a social media manager (I do this for my mom). 

4. Babysit

Yes yes yes this is cliche but it's a good way to make money. If you have family members or friends/acquaintances with young children than babysitting is perfect. You can babysit on nights and weekends and in the summer. I would recommend this to anyone who likes little kids (aka me if any of you guys know me on real life and live in Houston and need someone to babysit feel free to contact me). 

5. House sit/water plants

If your neighbors/friends ever goes out of town and need someone to watch there house this is perfect. Watering plants isn't hard and doesn't take that much time.

6. Pet sit

If you love animals then pet sitting is perfect. If you know someone who's going out of town or even just going to be gone for a day offer to petsit. Depending on the pet though it might be a bit hard as lost of pets need constant care. 

7. Dog walker

Pretty much an easier version of pet sitting. Lots of people who have dogs but maybe don't have time to walk there dogs would love someone to do it for them and this could become a multiple times a week job that can definitely pile up over time. 

8. Social media

Teens are at the center of everything new and cool and awesome and most of that happens on social media. Like the time I spend on Instagram a day is probably not healthy. Haha. Why don't we try to put all of that time to good use? There are lots of ways to make a profit on social media from brand sponsorship to just plain ads to everything else. Reach out to a company and don't be afraid to talk to people. It helps. :)

9. Blogging 

Ok so I don't personally make money from blogging but I definitely want to. It's kind of taboo and some people thing making money off of things like blogging and social media is bad but I personally find that stupid. Yeah blogging should be for fun but making some money off of it definitely doesn't make it not fun. Like some peoples whole jobs is just to be a blogger. I find that incredibly cool.  Soooo if your already a blogger then look up how to make money as a blogger. There are so many ways from affiliate to brand things to so much more. If your not already a blogger you should totally start one! I am always open to helping people start blogs so definitely reach out to me!

10. Car wash
Most adults (or other teens for that matter) want there car clean so you can make some actual money from this. Pllllluuuusss it can be fun with friends. If you have someone you know offer to wash there car or maybe set up a thing near your house.

11. Lemonade stand

This is also super cliche but it one hundred percent works and can also be fun with friends. If you want to be all fancy you can use actual lemons but you can easily just get the powder stuff and make a whole container of it. Then you really just need a table and a chair and your pretty much set.

12. Online shop

I know so many bloggers who have things like etsy shops or just shops on there blogs. They sell things like bookmarks, blog designs, shirts, and everything else. If your crafty then an etsy shop is perfect as you can make cool stuff and make money on it and just feel generally awesome BECAUSE YOU HAVE A SHOP WHICH IS COOL. 

13. Fiverr

So I found this site a little while ago and actually it's pretty cool. Pretty much it's a site where you can sign up and offer a service for $5+. You can do anything from graphic design, drawing, or writing. I haven't used it but I've looked into it and it overall seems like a good way to use your hobbies to get money. :)

14. Tutoring

If your good at a certain subject at school and have some extra time on your hands then tutoring is perfect. There are lots of parents who would love someone to tutor there kids and this is even better if your known to be smart. Some schools have tutoring program things you can sign up for but there are also lots of websites online and probably neighbors in your area. 

Oh and I'm totally willing to do any of these things and I'm broke so if you like know me in real life feel free to come talk to me or message me or any of those things. I need money OK. DO NOT JUDGE ME. Haha. Annnnnnyyyywwwwayyyyy make sure to follow me on bloglovin' and Instagram if you haven't already! Also I recently actually started using my goodreads so I would love to see you guys on there as well. :)
How did you guys like this post? How do you usually make money? What would you add to this list? What posts would you like to see from me in the future?

Thursday, January 4, 2018

What I Got For Christmas 2017

I should have posted this earlier but I was planning on making a video as well but then I was like "Well no ones gonna want to watch a what you got for Christmas like a month after Christmas" which is probably when I would have gotten around to filming it so you know.  I had a fabulous Christmas at my grandparents house with some family. I know I personally love posts like this because I'm super nosy so I thought some of you would like it as well. :)

*Disclaimer I'm not trying to brag or anything so don't take it that way. :)
** also the photos aren't that great but it's ok don't judge

First up is this beautiful color set! The two days before new years eve we stayed with some of my parents friends and one of them got this for me. It also comes with some colored pencils and it's animal themed and it's just so cute!

These were all from my grandmother. I love the slippers because they're soft and have little sheep on them. :) :)

These were all from my little sister Naomi! She got me the chokers because she knew I needed some and then she made me the cute hair clips. 

Don't mind my weird fingers but isn't this just so I don't travely feeling? It's actually a photo book and it has these cute quotes all over it. I think I'm going to use it as a little scrapbook for the year. 

The butterfly necklace and earrings were from my grandmother and the necklace was from my aunt. They're all super pretty and I'm definitely going to be wearing them more in the future.   

Stocking stuffers! A Clemson headband, some nail polish, chap stick, and that weird ball game thing. It's almost like a rubix cube and you have to move the little balls so that they coordinate with the correct color. I am so bad at it *laughs*

Last but not least I got this tripod for my phone! It also comes with a remote that connects to my phone through Bluetooth so it's a lot easier to get pictures of myself for my blog and stuff like that. All of the photos from Monday's post (which I would love for you to check out by the way) were taken with it. I've been wanting a tripod for a long time both for videos and photos so I have to say it's my favorite gift. :) 

You can find lasts years Christmas haul here. I hoped you liked that! I'm also thinking of doing a bit of a life update post talking about moving and how my house got torn down recently and all of that stuff. Would love your thoughts! Also because as mentioned above I'm super nosy and I would love to know what you got for Christmas and if you don't celebrate your favorite thing about the holidays. :) Comment down below!

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