What Being A Teen Taught Me

I can’t believe I have one month left of being a teenager.

30 Days, 744 Hours, 44,640 Minutes, 2,678,400 Seconds. 

Where the hell did the time go?

13 years old to 19 years old. So much has happened in those years to say the least. I found my best friend of 6 years who I’ve talked to every single day since then. She’s gone through it all with me. I’m still in the same friend group that I’ve been in since I was 16. Nothing has changed there. I’ve ditched some crappy friends and made some amazing new ones. I even got a cat. Here’s what being a teen taught me.

  1. It’s okay not to have it all figured out. I still don’t have my life figured out. I don’t think I ever will.
  2. The friends you think you’ll have forever, you won’t. I was best friends with a guy for two years, the most toxic relationship I’ve ever been in. We went our separate ways.
  3. Having acne is okay. It’s not the end of the world. Just drink some more water.
  4. Coffee will become your number 1 priority at times.
  5. College is not the most important thing in the world when you graduate.
  6. Just because you’re 19 and look 14 doesn’t make you different.
  7. Don’t take life so seriously. Nobody makes it out alive.
  8. Exercise is important.
  9. Sleep is also important.
  10. Country and city kids can get along peacefully. We choose not to though.
  11. Guys and girls can be friends without it being anything more.
  12. People will talk about you behind your back. Their lives are so boring and pathetic that they just can’t keep your name out of their mouths. It’s kinda like being famous.   Famous words of Tana: “Your tweet just gave me clout”. 
  13. Age is just a number.
  14. It’s okay to take naps.
  15. Appreciate everything you have. You never know when it’ll all be gone. Don’t take anything for granted.
  16. Appearance isn’t everything. Sometimes it’s what’s inside that counts.
  17. Don’t be in a hurry to grow up.
  18. Never give up on something just because you’re having a bad day.
  19. Learn how to cook and bake. You’ll hate your life if you eat noodles all the time.
  20. Moisturize your face every night.

There’s 20 things I learned before 20. Hopefully my 20’s bring as much happiness and great memories that my teenage years did. I hope you all liked reading! How old are you?

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Favorite Christmas Songs

I’ve seen so many people do this already so I guess it’s my turn haha.

If you want to see some more Christmas song posts, go check two of my wonderful friend’s blogs.

Sophia

Veronica M.

Now, time for me to tell you everything I love to listen to. I don’t really listen to the classics as much as I do covers of songs and new artists.

Justin Bieber: Mistletoe

Taylor Swift: Last Christmas

Megan & Liz: It’s Christmas Time

Justin Bieber Ft. Busta Rhymes: Drummer Boy

Frosty the Snowman

Rocking around the Christmas Tree

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Where Are You Christmas

I don’t really listen to a lot of music if you can tell. I’m more into trap. But during the holidays I make a little tiny exception.

Here’s a little update since this post was very short.

I’m allergic to Christmas. Literally. I’m allergic to Christmas trees so when Andrew’s family was decorating their tree, I stayed on the other side of the room and admired from a distance. Although, I had to take a picture with it and pray I didn’t accidentally touch it and break out into hives.

I didn’t get hives so I think I’m doing good!

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Bath & Body Works Favorites

If you know me, then you know that I’m a little obsessed with Bath & Body Works.

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Yeah I know… I have a problem and I need to be stopped. By the way, what are your favorite scents from this picture? Let me know in the comments!

Anyway, I drag Andrew into there at least once a week and I make him smell everything with me. Then I take forever trying to pick something out because everything smells so good and I just want it all. So for today, since I’m having a brain fart and running out of ideas, I’ll tell you about some of my favorite things at Bath & Body Works.

The first thing I love absolutely to death is the Christmas scent Vanilla Bean Noel. I have the candle, perfume, hand soap, body wash, hand sanitizer and lotion. I’d eat it if they made it into an edible food. So during the winter, that’s all you smell from my room. I’ll never get sick of it.

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Another thing I’ve been loving is the Jingle All the Way and the Merry Berry Christmas scents. I got these two years ago and I’ve been loving them ever since.

Decorations: B&BW Perfume

The last thing I’ve been obsessed with is the Fresh Sparkling Snow scent. I have the shower gel and the lotion. I got them for Christmas last year and I just love how the scent reminds me of snow and I get super happy inside.

Fresh Sparkling Snow

Well, there’s the root of my addiction explained. I hope you all liked reading!

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Why Are You Allowed to Talk Ep. 2

*This is a series of dumb/funny things my friends and I say*

Andrew: *Talking to a friend* You look like Amelia Earhart with that jacket on.

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Me: *Sees a helicopter* is that Life Alert?

Carly: Life Alert?! Do you mean Life Flight?!

Me: Oops, yeah…

Carly: Help I’ve fallen and I can’t get up! Okay we’re sending a helicopter.

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Sam: *Sitting in his Range Rover* I wonder what happens if I put it in drive.?

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Andrew: *Talking to my nephew Jordan, who’s from the city* It was rather flame my guy.

Jordan: *Dies laughing* What….?

Andrew: Is that not what they say in the city? I was trying to sound like one of you city kids.

Jordan: No.

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Me: *Talking to a drunk friend* it might snow…

Friend: What?! No it’s 44 outside! It has to be 32% degrees outside to snow!

Me: Thirty two… percent degrees… yep. You need to sleep now.

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Keigan: Watch me put 20 cough drops in my mouth and see what happens.

*Puts 20 cough drops in mouth*

*10 minutes later*

Keigan: Guys… I can’t feel my face.

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Me: *Singing*

Andrew: I don’t know if it’s because you have a nasally voice but you sound like a 12 year old boy.

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*Andrew, Carly and I going through the drive through at Starbucks*

Andrew: *Starts playing camel sounds through the radio*

Starbucks Lady: *Opens the window* *Starts laughing*

* We all lost our shit*

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Keigan: Stop being racist…. I’m a giraffe!!

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Please enjoy this as a final segment:

 

I hope you guys liked that haha. This is one of my favorite things to write about because it really shows you my true self and how I love to have fun and do stupid things.

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Beginning – End of the Year

So I saw this thing on Twitter yesterday… (I’m addicted to Twitter everybody follow me @Abby_Marie2194 I’m kinda funny sometimes). I got tagged in a challenge to post a picture of you from the beginning of the year and one from the end of the year. I thought this was pretty interesting. I went through my camera roll to find a picture of me from the beginning of the year and holy hell was my hair brown. I kinda forgot what my actual hair color is since I’m so used to being a blonde.

End of the Year Challenge

Here’s one of the first pictures I found:

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March 11 2017

I was really rocking the lion mane then. I didn’t realize how chocolatey brown my natural hair color is. I kinda like it, but I love having blonde hair even more.

Here’s a picture from the middle of the year when I had just gotten my hair bleached.

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July 2017

Big difference. For one I turned into a dog. Didn’t think that was possible did ya? Haha… I’m really not funny.

Anyway, now here’s a picture from last month.

Winter hair

My natural color is starting to come back in and my hair has gotten a lot longer. I’ve also turned into a flower goddess if you couldn’t tell. I think it’s safe to say the only thing that really changed was my hair. I’m still the same idiot I promise.

I know this wasn’t a Christmas/Winter post, but it’s hard to think of 25 days of Christmas. I promise there will be more seasonally themed posts in the future! 💙

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Winter Haircare

Most of you who know me wonder how the hell do I keep my hair looking healthy since I treat it like crap by bleaching it all the time. Well, other than the fact that I’m balding from all the anxiety I’m doing pretty good at keeping my hair looking socially acceptable.

In the winter, I only wash my hair twice a week. No more, no less. It gets really cold here and when it gets cold, my hair gets really dry, so maintaining some level of natural oils in my hair is really important. Plus, I’m not sweating in the winter to get my hair greasy. It stays pretty clean between washings.

If I do happen to do something that involves sweating, I use dry shampoo. It makes my hair less greasy looking without drying it out to make it fall out. Just spray it on, style it and comb it out. Everything works out just fine.

Next, I NEVER use a brush. I have pretty thin hair, but it’s really long so it takes forever to comb out. I noticed when I brushed my hair, it would fall out more and I’d have twice as many split ends. When I use a comb, my hair hardly falls out and there’s barely any split ends.

Using heat is also a big no no for me. I let my hair air dry after I wash it. Maybe once a month I’ll blow dry just the roots if I have to go somewhere in a hurry and it’s cold outside. If I want my hair wavy, I’ll put it in braids. If I want my hair curled, I won’t do anything because I don’t like my hair with curls. If I want straight hair I leave my hair as it is because it’s already naturally straight.

Coconut oil is my hairs best friend. In the winter, my hair gets really dry and itchy. Then the dandruff comes. That’s a big NO for me. I don’t need to walk around looking like Mt. Everest. Once a week I try to use a coconut oil hair mask before I wash my hair. It moisturizes my scalp and makes my hair feel so soft after I wash it.

I know I’ve mentioned this in previous posts, but I also use Hair, Skin & Nails vitamins every day so that helps a lot. I never bleach or dye my hair in the winter either. I let the brown grow out and let my roots become healthy again. Then in the spring I start bleaching again until the fall.

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November 2017

There you have it! What do you do to keep your hair under control?

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My Christmas Decorations

Christmas is by far one of my favorite times of the year. I love everything about it. From decorating and baking to seeing family and watching Holiday Baking Championship on the Food Channel. Everything about it is great.

Each year after Thanksgiving (the day after to be exact), I decorate my room. Decorating my room takes about 7 hours to do. I have to dust everything, move a bunch of things down to the basement, bring everything up, get distracted by my phone 2,000 times, take 3 breaks and eat, start decorating, stub my toe and get mad, take a nap, then finally finish.

So here’s my Christmas decorations this year.

This first decoration is from Target. They’re snowflakes that light up.

Decorations: Light up Snowflakes

They were $5 so if you’re looking for a cheap but cute as hell decoration, Target is the way to go.

Decorations: Snowflakes

Here’s my other set of snowflakes. They don’t light up but they sure are cute. I stole these from my mom two years ago.

Decorations: Green Tree

Next is my traditional Christmas tree. This tree is very special to me because it’s my grandma’s. When she moved out of her house she gave it to me. I would decorate it with her every year when I was little so it seemed fitting for me to get it. The presents under it are fake. My mom gave me those for decoration a few years ago. I think it’s so cute.

Decorations: Coffee Table

Here is my coffee table. On the top is my favorite B&BW candle “Vanilla Bean Noel”. There’s a little Christmas tree in the center (It was also my grandma’s). I have a mailbox decoration that I stole from my mom a few years ago. Glad she doesn’t read these haha. I have a Starbucks cup that has little candy canes in it. The present on the left is from Menard’s that I got two years ago and on the opposite side is a candy tray full of my favorite candy: Reese’s. Lastly, behind the candy tray is a white and blue rose that Andrew got me a few days ago. I was sad so he wanted to cheer me up. Ain’t he just the best?

Then I have some Christmas cards and stuffies on the bottom.

Decorations: Top Coffee Table

Decorations: White Tree

Yes, I have two Christmas trees in my room. 1. I love Christmas. 2. My room is white and blue themed, so when I saw this tree I had to go for it. The ornaments I got at Walmart and the blue ones have glitter on them… there’s glitter all over my carpet over there but that’s alright! It’s pretty.

Decorations: B&BW Perfume

These are my top 3 favorite Christmas perfumes. Just had to throw this in there.

Decorations: Window Tinsel

On both of my windows I have silver tinsel up because why not?

Decorations: BedLast but not least is my bed. I love my bed. On it I have my pillow pet, two blue pillows, and an Illinois pillow because well, that’s where I live. Christmas wise, I have three really fuzzy blankets. The first one is a blue snowflake one (I have a thing for snowflakes), a red reindeer one and a Christmas quote blanket. I have a reindeer stuffy up against the wall too (Her name is Rudy). 

That’s my room! Hope you all enjoyed! Now I have to go send out some Christmas cards.

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