Tuesday, June 30, 2015

What to Pack While Babysitting!

Hey Everyone!

Since I am now vlogging more frequently, you guys know that I babysit a lot and since I do, I know that there are a lot of things that I find are essentials when it comes to going to babysit.

Depending on how long I am going to babysit for, is how many things I bring with me. This post will include my essentials for a long babysitting job, so lets say 6+ hours. All of these things that I mention, are things that I find are necessities, but you can pick and choose as you please :)

#1 - A phone charger

This is pretty obvious no matter how long you are babysitting. I cannot tell you how many times I have forgotten my phone charger at home and have been bored out of my mind when the kids go to bed. So, all in all bring a phone charger, it will save you a lot of trouble.

#2 - A bottle of water

I am kind of a germ freak, so when it comes to drinking out of other peoples glasses, it kind of grosses me out, especially if the house doesn't look that clean. Since everyone knows the feeling of being insanely thirsty, this will save you from that feeling and you know it is a clean thing to drink out of, since it's your own.

#3 - A snack

I know that you probably think its weird to bring your own snack, but you'll thank me later when you do. So many times when I get to a house, the kids have already eaten or they order food, but I don't want to eat off of it since its for the kids… you feel me? I recommend bringing a snack, like a granola bar, chips, an easy mac, something that is easy and that doesn't require a lot of thought. This snack will save your life when you get hungry, especially on those long babysitting jobs.

#4 - Something to Do

Even though I said bring your phone charger so you can play on your phone, theres only so many people you can stalk on instagram or so many things to watch on YouTube before you get bored. So I recommend bringing another form of entertainment, like a book or your computer. A lot of the times, I will download a new video that I have filmed and edit it while I babysit after the kids go to bed.

These are the things that I find essential while babysitting. I know that some of the things may have seemed obvious, but you may forget them as you run out the door to go babysit.

I hope that you guys enjoyed - Happy Babysitting :)


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Books to Read: Paper Towns

Hello Everyone!

As  many of you know, I love John Green. One of my favorite books of all time is "The Fault in Our Stars". I did an entire review already on that book, which you can read here

When I heard a new John Green movie was coming out, I had to get my hands on the book. That particular book is "Paper Towns".

Image Source: John Green's Website :)

If you don't know what this book is about, here is the plot summary via Barnes & Noble:

When Margo Roth Spiegelman beckons Quentin Jacobsen in the middle of the night - dressed like a ninja and plotting an ingenious campaign of revenge - he follows her. Margo's always planned extravagantly, and, until now, she's always planned solo. After a lifetime of loving Margo from afar, things are finally looking up for Q… until day breaks and she has vanished. Always an enigma, Margo has now become a mystery. But there are clues. And they're for Q. 

It sounds like a great plot, doesn't it? I really wanted to read it because 1) I love John Green books 2) I wanted to read the book before the movie came out, but mostly 3) I have an unhealthy obsession with Cara Delevingne, who plays Margo, in the movie. 

So about a year ago, I picked it up at Target for 20% off (always check their book section, most of the time you can find great books on sale) and read the first chapter. The first chapter was good, but it didn't "hook" me. For me to instantly get into a book, the first chapter has got to completely grab my attention, but this one didn't. I didn't touch until, my freshman college orientation, 2 weeks ago. I would be on a total of 4 flights in 5 days, so I knew that I needed a good book to bring with me to pass the time. I chose to bring "Paper Towns" and give it another shot.

I really enjoyed it and got half way through the book during those 4 flights. When I got home, I just didn't pick it up again because I always find it hard to read when I get home… is that just me?

Anyways, last week a spur of the moment trip to Telluride came up, so I once again packed the book and headed off. Last night on my fight home, I finished it and let me just tell you… I HATED THE ENDING.


To anyone else that has read this book, were you left completely frustrated when it came down to the ending? Q and his friends had traveled all that way to find Margo, then when they find her, she is first so rude and then she doesn't even leave with them, but most importantly she just leaves Q!!! I was so angry. When I read that last sentence, I did not know it was the last since there were still quite a few pages left in the book, but when I turned the page for more and then there was NOTHING, I was so irritated. I even gasped on the plane if I'm being honest. 


All in all, I did really like the book. I felt that it was written well and that it had a great plot, but I just wasn't crazy about the ending. I'll be very curious to see how it is played out in the movie, which comes out TODAY!! (June 24th) 

I really do recommend that you read this if you love John Green because it is a great book, the ending could have just used a little work, but who knows, maybe there will be a sequel. *fingers crossed* 

I hope that you guys liked this "Books to Read" post and if you end up reading "Paper Towns" because of this post, please let me know via Twitter @FashionandM321



Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Long Time No Blogging…

Hello Everyone!

Oh how I have missed writing that out….it's been a little over two months since my last post and I am so sorry for that!

In these last two months I have gone to senior prom, taken finals, graduated high school and gone to college orientation, so I thought that I would catch you up on my last two months through pictures..how does that sound?!

Lets start back in April and go from there :))

I got asked by one of my good friends Jared by him acting like he killed my friend Isabella to go to prom with me -- silly boy :))

Here is Jared and I at prom:)) My dress is from ASOS for those wondering!

Went to the Ed Sheeran concert with Anamarie and it was perfect, definitely class "A Team"

Celebrated mama's day with the best mother I know!

I found a dog online that I know was been created to be mine, I shall name her Phoebe.

Saw "Pitch Perfect 2" with Ashlynn, Brooke & Isa…def not as good as the first one but it was still funny!!

Carried the senior powder puff team on my back since ya know, I was QB1…JK I was pretty much 6th string linebacker…#blessed

Hung out at my friend Kyle's house while VLOGGING!!! I started vlogging in the month of May, so you guys should go check out my videos on my channel!

Got my license renewed with Drew :)

Saw Kenny Chesney, Chase Rice & Jake Owen in concert and they were AMAZING!!

Bails and I brought our dogs to school for the senior prank !!

Attended the baccalaureate ceremony and took pictures with my favs :)) Shout out to my fellow class of 2015-ers!!

Took some underwater pics with Syd's GoPro - Brooke and Isa are in the back :))

Celebrated my graduation at Perry's Steakhouse with my mama and her bae Jeff !!

Watched the sunrise the morning of my graduation with my best friends -- it was my first sunrise too :)

Then I actually graduated high school and there were fireworks at my graduation!! How cute?!

That was all up until June 4th, when I graduated High School! Let me know if you guys liked this "my monthly round up" in photos kind of thing! I see other bloggers do it, so I thought it would be a good way to catch you guys up on my month! 

I will get back to my weekly blogging schedule for sure, because I have definitely missed it!! 



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