Tuesday, July 29, 2014

ENO Review!

Hello Everyone!

If you watched my "Prank Call Challenge" or my "June Favorites" videos, you would have heard me talk about my ENO. ENO stands for Eagle Nest Outfitters and it is a portable hammock.

Now, if you are like me, then you aren't a very "outdoors-y" person. So when a lot of my friends started getting ENOs I thought to myself "I'll never get one of those, because I don't really want to spend a lot of time outdoors." Well, that was before I sat in one.

You guys, it is the most comfortable thing ever! You are floating above the ground, in this cozy material that is very breathable so you don't get hot and it is also very soft.

The ENO takes about 5 minutes to set up and all you need is two trees, the ENO and the ENO straps. All you do is you find two trees that are a good distance apart and then you wrap one of the straps around one tree and the other strap around the other and then you hook the ENO onto the straps and thats it!

I have sat in my eno for 3 hours before just reading, watching netflix (since I do still get WiFi from where I "hang") and just sleeping.

I personally have the double nest, which can hold two people and it retails for $69.95. The single nest retails for $59.95 and for only $10 more, I would recommend the double because you fit another person in it and its just overall more comfortable.

You have to buy the straps separately which kind of sucks, but they are $29.95. So you're looking at about $100 in total, but it is so worth it.

This is the color that I have:

I searched high and low for this color because I wanted to make sure that it was still girly even though it was a hammock. If you are interested in my color, it is the khaki and teal ENO! 

You can find these amazing hammocks at any outdoors store. I ordered mine off of mountainhighoutfitters.com because they were the only place that had the color that I wanted. I bought my straps at an outdoors store in my town! 

Overall, I think that the ENO is an amazing purchase. I know that I will be using mine for years to come. It's also really fun to do with friends because you can hang your ENOs on top of each other and just talk. 

I hope that you guys found this post helpful and that you all decide to purchase an ENO because it is so worth it! :) 



Thursday, July 17, 2014

My Shopping Tips!

Hello Everyone!

I hope that this post will give you some tips on how you can make your shopping experience a little bit more organized and beneficial!

Before I jump into my tips, I just wanted to say that these are the tips I use whenever I know that I am going to be shopping big time. If I am just going to the mall to get a couple of things then I don't do this, but if I am going back to school shopping or something like that, then I will use these tips!

Tip #1 - Clean out your closet
When I go on a big shopping trip, I always clean out my closet to make sure that everything that I have inside are things that I wear regularly and that I truly like. It also helps if you giveaway things that are too small or too big for you because this lets you know what you might want to re-purchase.

Tip #2 - Make a mental note of things that you would like to buy
Sometimes if you walk into a big store like Nordstrom or Forever 21, it can get overwhelming. So have some things in mind that you want to purchase. Like a pair of denim shorts or gladiator sandals. This will keep you focused when shopping.

Tip #3 - Set a budget for yourself
The only thing that I hate about shopping is spending money. So before I go shopping I put a certain amount of cash in my wallet so I don't spend more than I want to. Also by putting cash in your wallet, you can see it disappear, which always helps me. By budgeting you also spend your money on things that you truly want.
With all of that being said, I do make sure that I have money on my debit card so I can still spend a little bit more if I just find something that I can't leave behind!

I hope that these little tips have helped you. I hope that they have also brought you a feeling of excitement for your next shopping trip!



Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Why You Should Surround Yourself With Quotes!

Hello Everyone!

I feel like I haven't blogged in foreverrrr, but I thought that my first post back from my "vacation" should be about something that I feel very passionate about. And that is, surrounding yourself with quotes.

Surrounding yourself with quotes, for me at least, goes along with the saying "surround yourself with people that lift you higher." Well readers, I think the same thing goes for quotes; you should surround yourself with quotes that make you feel positive and overall lift your spirits.

I feel like putting quotes in places that I come across everyday really helps me. It not only gives me motivation and strength, but it also makes me feel good about myself, because I make sure that the quotes that I surround myself with truly have a meaning.

During the school year, I make sure that the quotes I have at my desk kind of relate back to school. I still have the quotes that I had up during the last few months of school, so here they are:

The first one reads "Do unto others as you want them to do unto you." 
The second one reads "the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world are the ones that actually do." 
The third on reads "For with God, nothing will be impossible Luke 1:37" 
And the last one reads "This too shall pass" 

I think all of these quotes real helped me keep focused towards the end of the school year. The most important thing is to pick quotes that you truly believe in because those are the ones that will help you the most. 

Now, on my bathroom mirror I keep my favorite quote of all time. I chose this quote to put on my mirror because I look in that every single day. Sometimes I am not at my desk, so I wanted to put that quote in a place that I knew that I would see it every day. 

The quote is "go confidently in the direction of your dreams. live the life you've imagined." I cannot put into words the amount of love I have for this quote. I feel like its pretty self explanatory why I chose this to be the one that I see every day without fail. 

I hope that this post has helped you in realizing why quotes are so important and why you should surround yourself with them! 


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