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Some Simple Things to Make you Happier

Hello everyone! I’m back, for now. It’s been so long! I’m gonna have to give you guys some updates. 

Today I’m gonna talk about some simple ways to be a little happier. I’m a generally pretty happy person. Even when I am feeling sad, I can still laugh and smile through it. Here are a couple of things I do:

1. Acknowledge your reflection

If you look away from your reflection every time you walk past a mirror, you will begin to hate the way you look when you do look in the mirror. Looking at yourself in the mirror will make you more comfortable with how you look. And if you smile in the mirror too, every time you pass one even, you will end up smiling more often.

2. Treat yourself now and then

Get a bathbomb. Go get your nails done. Make a diy face mask. These small things are simple but so comforting.

3. Laugh more often

Even if the joke is stupid, laugh anyway. Then you are smiling, and laughing is good for you. One of my favorite quotes is “A day without laughter is a day wasted.”

4. Experiment with your look

This doesn’t have to be permanent. Wear a new color of lipstick or eyeliner. Wear your hair natural. Get the shoes you’ve been dying to get.

5. Pay attention to other people

Wallowing in self pity never gets you anywhere. And when you’re a happy person, your problems don’t seem quite as bad. You’ll stop focusing on your problems as much. And you’ll notice things about other people you didn’t notice before. People need people.
Go forth and be happy today! 

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Fall/Winter Fashion pts 2+3+4

Hi guys! I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas! Today I’m showing you how more winter outfits. A few weeks ago, Chiana showed you part one.
Today I’m showing you three outfits, because we wanted to do one per week but I missed two weeks. Onto the outfits!

My first outfit is a little more “fancy.” I’m wearing a jean jacket from Old Navy with a striped shirt from Gap, black ankle jeans from Forever21, and black ankle boots from Kohls. You can wear any type of jewelry with this outfit, which i love because it it versatile. You can also wear a different shirt, or color pants. There are many ways to switch up an outfit like this.

This second outfit is comfortable but also cute. It’s also a little more blingy. I’m wearing a red long-sleeved shirt, which can be from anywhere, a grey sweater from The Limited, dark skinny jeans from Gap, and a pair of loafers from Stuart Weitzman. The gold necklace matches the buckles on the shoes and the pants.

The third outfit is my favorite. I saw someone wearing a jean jacket with the sleeves cuffed over the jacket and I though it was super cute! So I tried it and loved it. I’ve been super into cuffing things lately, like plaid shirts with sweaters and stuff, and I think even printed leggings might look cool with cuffed pants. I don’t know, I’ll have to try. Anyway, the outfit. I’m wearing the same jean jacket as before and the same black ankle jeans as before. I’m wearing a green long sleeved shirt, which you can get anywhere, cuffed over the jean jacket, and a pair of suede boots from Old Navy.
That’s all I have for you guys today! Make sure to like and subscribe! Thanks for reading!

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Movie Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Hi again! Sorry it’s been so long since the movie came out before I posted this. I meant to post a while ago, but while I was working on this, it got deleted. I was really annoyed and didn’t feel like working on a post for while. But now I’m back! And it won’t disappear this time!

 

Back when the movie first came out, I went with my friend Rachel to see Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. I really liked it. I thought it was really good. The acting was great, the soundtrack was great, and the story was great. The only complaint I have was how it differed from the book. But today, I’m talking about the movie as a movie.

 

A plot summary from IMDb:

When Jacob discovers clues to a mystery that stretches across time, he finds Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. But the danger deepens after he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers.

So, the movie begins with a teenaged boy named Jacob who lives in South Florida. He has grown up with his grandpa telling him stories of monsters and the war. But, he eventually learned that these stories weren’t true. Or so he thought.

After a tragic accident, Jacob’s therapist urges him to visit the island his grandpa told him about as a child. When he gets to the island, it seems that his grandfather’s stories had been just that: stories. But then he is met by an invisible boy, a girl with flaming hands, and twins with strange masks on – just like grandpa had told him about.

Jacob is soon immersed in a world of peculiarities, time loops, and yes, monsters. Jacob needs to fight these monsters to save peculiars everywhere, including himself.

 

Like I said before, I really enjoyed this movie. I’ll go over some of the highlights.

 

  1. The Cast

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The crew did a great job casting this movie. Asa Butterfield is one of my favorite actors; I always love his movies. This one was no exception. And Eva Green was PERFECT as Miss Peregrine. The rest of the cast was exceptional as well. I couldn’t have picked anyone better.

2. The Costumes

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The costumes in this movie were AMAZING. They fit perfectly with the time period. They matched the characters’ personalities. The twins’ were straight. out. of. the. book. I especially loved the costume of Miss Peregrine. They incorporated the elements of the bird into her outfit, and it looked awesome at the same time.

3. The Set

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The set of this movie was beautiful. The house, outside and in, the grounds, and everything else, were masterfully put together. They would be very fun to visit.

4. The Music

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The music, like everything else I’ve mentioned so far, was superb. I loved the score, and the end credits song has become one of my favorite songs.

5. The Plot Elements

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A.K.A. the story. Oh my gosh you guys, the story is SO good. The peculiarities were really cool. Each and every one. Especially Miss Peregrine. The way she could turn into a bird and turn back time was awesome. Speaking of turning back time, the element of the time loops was really great. The way they worked and everything. Oh my goodness. I could go on all day.

 

Things to keep in mind:

  • This is a Tim Burton movie, so there are scenes and images that could be considered disturbing or scary. It’s not good for younger children. It is also violent, but not terribly gory:

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  • There is also a fair amount of language. Jake lies to his father often.
  • In short, it lives up to its PG13 rating.
  • I would also recommend to read the PluggedIn review.
  • Go see the movie!

 

That’s all I have for you guys today! I hope you liked it. If you’ve seen the movie, let me know what you thought of it! Also, big clap for me for finally using gifs!tumblr_lme7z9imgt1qii6tmo1_500

Thanks for reading!

 

 

 

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Palm Trees

Hello everyone! I meant to post this on Friday. Anyway,

As many of you know, there is currently a hurricane hitting the southeast U.S. Seeing the effects of the storm on television made me think of something. 

Have you seen the palm trees bending in the wind? They grow in a warm, wet climate, but the places they grow in tend to get pretty bad storms sometimes. But, they never break. They bend over, almost in half it seems, but they don’t break. Dont you love how God designed them that way? He made palm trees flexible so they could survive storms in the places where they live.

If we can trust God with palm trees, we should trust him with everything else too.

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Just a Moment of your Time, S’il vous plaît!

‘Sup?
I have just a couple things I want to go over before the weekend. K?
1. This year’s flag tee. Last year I just made a tie-dye shirt. This year I went with my dad and brother to the store and we bought matching tees for the whole family. 

2016 Flag Tee

The shirts are from Walmart and are sold in men’s, women’s, girl’s, and boy’s sizes. Don’t worry, the ones for the guys don’t have sparkles.
2. My first day of “camp.” 

As of right now, I have 9,449 words, because I had already re-writing a few chapters beforehand. It tells me that if I rote 696 words a day, I’ll finish on time. That’s not so bad. But I have a feeling I’ll write more while we’re driving to Kentucky.

This is what I use to write with. And yes, I blurred the screen so no one could snoop.
That’s all for today folks! Like I said, just a moment of your time. Merci d’avior lu!

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What Should I Do With The Site Decorations?

All right. I have a quick question for y’all. In the past, I’ve changed my header image and background per the season. But I really like how it looks right now, so I don’t know if I want to keep changing it or leave it the way it is.

Thanks for voting! It’s means a lot!

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A Fangirl Friday

Hi!

So on today, April 1st, all fangirls who want to participate or have seen the picture are painting their nails white and their thumb blue. Here are mine:

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My thumb isn’t dark blue, but it was all I had. Girls, go paint your nails and see if you meet another fangirl today! I’ll be on the lookout.

I’m in a lot of fandoms. I like Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Hunger Games, Percy Jackson, and Narnia, just to name a few. What fandoms are you in? Leave a comment and let me know!

I hope you all have a great Friday! I know this post was short, but at least I showed up! See y’all later!

~Megan497

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I Lost my Earring

I got my ears pierced for the second time about two months ago. And last weekend, I was finally able to switch out my earrings. So yesterday, I took out the titanium studs I got my ears pierced with (I shower and sleep in those so that I don’t get infected or anything) and I put them on my dresser. Then I put in different earrings. But when I got home, only one of my titanium earrings was on my dresser and the other was gone. I looked all over the floor and under furniture and I can’t find it. What should I do?

~Megan497

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10 Goals a Magnificent Leader Should Have

Hello lovely readers! I am here today with a guest post from Through the Eyes of a Dragon. Her blog is great and you REALLY need to check it out!! Here’s the post:

First of all, I would just like to thank Megan for allowing me to do a guest post! Thanks! 😀

My parents say that I’m a good leader. When I stopped to ask myself what that really meant, I came up with some quality traits that a magnificent leader should have and why I think they should have them. Coming from a very business-like family where my dad is the CEO,  this might seem like I’m telling you what the perfect CEO will look like. Well, in a way I am. A CEO is a leader, too. So, what are the traits that a magnificent leader should have?

 

1. A magnificent leader should be honest and transparent. 
There are so many big corporation bosses out there who will lie and say that everything is going completely and totally fine when in reality everything is blowing up in the CEO’s face. A leader needs to be transparent and honest in whatever he or she does. That means they need to own up to their mistakes. Now, this doesn’t mean that they should be on a speakerphone walking around the office and projecting all of the bad things that they’ve done. They should be ready to admit that they were wrong. This will build trust within the corporation – knowing that the leader is fallible and ready to admit their mistakes. It will also make the leader much more likeable. Honesty plays into this because they have to be honest about their mistakes, what’s going on in the corporation, and other items.

2. A magnificent leader should have listening capabilities. 
It’s incredibly important to have a leader who will listen to you. That leader won’t pretend to listen, no they’ll actually listen to you. They’ll take in your ideas, maybe not always use them, and let you know later. They’ll also hear your complaints and try and fix the problem.

3. A magnificent leader should be inspirational. 
By inspirational, I don’t mean quotes will be put on edits and aesthetics (but that would be nice), I mean the leader should inspire others to do something. The leader should make people want to get up and do things that they aren’t usually used to doing, want to do, or have even thought about doing! A leader will inspire the people they’re leading to do things they normally don’t.

4. A magnificent leader should be respectful. 
By respectful, I mean that, yes, the leader should be respected, but the leader should also respect those that he’s leading. As I’ve said before, a leader should be someone liked, and if liked, respected. Most of the time, if you want someone to do something to you, you have to do the same to them. If a leader desires respect, they’ll be respectful.

5. A magnificent leader should be a servant. 
In order to become a fantastic leader, you first must know how to become a servant. A leader shouldn’t become a leader for his or her own gain, but to serve the people. When a leader is a servant to the people, the people will most likely listen to them more and learn from what they say.

6. A magnificent leader should be humble. 
It’s important when anyone is in a high position not to get too proud. When someone gets too proud, they start messing up. Easy things become hard, people start to doubt the abilities of the leader, and pretty soon, the leader will fail at his or her job. Now this doesn’t happen all of the time, just most of the time from what I’ve observed.

7. A magnificent leader should be merciful. 
Being merciful doesn’t only mean giving many chances. It can mean knowing when someone is not doing a good job at one place, and asking them if there was another option that would work better for them.

8. A magnificent leader should have compassion. 
To have compassion is to be sympathetic with people who have hard or troubling times – it’s a lot like empathy (the ability to understand and share the feelings of another). This is important because when someone feels like a leader knows what they’re going through, what they feel like, and possibly how to help them, they’ll possibly feel safer and probably more secure.  

9. A magnificent leader should know when to listen and take advice. 
Everyone needs help and advice from people. Most of the time, people think that their idea is the best idea there is and will disregard the flaws in the design. Leaders need other people to look at their ideas and help them sort it out. Sometimes these people are called Betas. Authors use these people to read the book and point out flaws in the storyline (betas are also recognized by their other name: editors).

10.  A magnificent leader will lead by being a good example.
One time I had an Awana teacher tell my group a story about a special club of toothbrushes. Everyone in that club had to have a blue toothbrush – it was in the rules. The man who started the club, though, had a green toothbrush. When there’s someone as a figurehead, people will probably follow that person by example. This is why it’s very important to lead by example. Chances are that people will follow your example.

So yeah, this was my list of 10 goals that I think a great and magnificent leader should have. Thanks again, Megan, for the opportunity to guest post!

~Megan497

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We Dream What we Wish to Become

Today is Fortuitous Friday. I thought I’d share this lovely little picture with you.

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Isn’t reading so powerful? Every book we read leaves a mark on our lives, good or bad. Choose good books to read, have good role models, and great aspirations.

~Megan497

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