5 things that will keep you organized in the new year

Hey, y’all! It’s been a while. Sorry about that. Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year too! I’m writing this on New Year’s Eve, but I doubt this post will go out tonight.

So, today I’ll be sharing some things + ideas that will keep us all organized this year.


  1. a morning routine

If you don’t have a morning routine, I don’t know what you’re doing. Morning routines, morning rituals, morning plans, whatever you want to call them, are essential to keeping a clear mind, and they also keep you organized. You can have a simple morning routine, or it can be pretty complex. I normally stay on the simpler side, but you should do whatever works best for you. The most important part about morning routines is that they change. You should be flexible with them.

I don’t do my morning routine every morning. I do it most mornings, but sometimes I need that extra sleep. You shouldn’t expect yourself to do your morning routine every morning, because that’s pretty unrealistic, in my opinion. But if it’s not for you, go for it! Right now, my morning routine consists of

  • waking up (obviously)
  • drinking some water
  • brushing my teeth
  • doing my skincare
  • making my bed
  • making a to do list
  • stretching
  • getting dressed, doing my hair, and over all just getting ready
  • making my breakfast and eating

I’m on winter break right now, so after breakfast, I do a workout, then shower, but when I get back in school, I won’t be able to do that.


2. using a planner or bullet journal

This is essential. I’ll probably say that with all of these lol, but this just keeps me so much more organized. Whether you go the digital route or go with a traditional handheld planner doesn’t matter. I got a new planner from my friend for Christmas, and it’s really nice.

If you want to go the digital route, I’d reccomend Notion. I recently started using Notion, and I think the best part is how customizable it is. There’s plenty of amazing templates on the website, but if you look templates up on Google, lots of people make them, and you can probably find some more aesthetic templates.


3. keeping your devices organized

We live in 2021 (2022 now). Devices are a big part of our life. There are many wonderful things about electronics, but they can get cluttered. So keep your device clean. On the first of every month, I clean out my devices, delete photos I don’t need, and organize everything.


4. waking up earlier + going to bed earlier

Sleep is one of the best parts of life. (Does anyone feel the same way, or is it just me???) But I’m a morning person. On the weekdays I’m up by 6:00 am and the weekends by 7:00 am. That’s why I go to bed earlier so I can have the energy to wake up. Sleep is really important for our mental and physical health. So sleep enough y’all. ;)))


5. taking a break when you need one

Resting is very important. Probably more important then being productive. Definetly more important. If you’re productive all the time, you’ll just get burnt out! And that’s never good. Taking rest days and self care days are about the best thing you can do for yourself!

Thank you so much for reading and I hope you have an amazing day! See y’all soon!

wrapping up

today’s shoutouts go to

nobody, because I don’t know who to shoutout.

what to ask for this holiday season + my wishlist! (tween + teen girl gift guide)

The holiday season is upon us! *insert Angel choir* This list is mainly for two reasons, and it’s either for you trying to make your list, or you’re a parent, friend, or family member who needs a little help buying gifts. I’ve got you covered!

This list has 25 of ideas, so I’m sure you can find something for every girl. When you find these goodies under the tree on Christmas morning, you’re sure to make all of your friends jealous. (That’s not the point, but it’s true).

(For family members – I think all of these things are so cool, but I’ll mark the things that I’m not really interested in or already have. It’s not a ‘list’ because I don’t want to be specific, and of course, I am not expecting everything that I don’t mark. Love y’all)

This post was inspired by Emmie @ Diary of a Daydreamer. Also, some of the content was inspired by seventeen.com gift guide.

Nike Women’s Air Force 1

These are literally one of the cutest shoes. They’re white, so they go with practically everything, and they’re also Nike, so they’ll definitely last for a while.

The North Face Black Puffer Jacket

This jacket is adorable! It’s on the pricier side, but if you have a few extra dollars to spend this season, I know any girl would be so excited to unbox this super cute jacket.

This is just an idea – not part of my wishlist.

Mushroom Virgo Tote Bag

This tote bag is incredible. Any Virgo would love this. (I’m a Virgo, I know.) And, even if you aren’t a Virgo, Society6 has other similar prints with other Astrological Signs.

Taylor Swift’s folklore

If the person you’re gifting for has a Record Player, why not give them some vinyls. I love folklore, but if they’re not a swiftie, some other ideas are Olivia Rodrigo’s SOUR, Harry Styles, or Ariana Grande.

This is just an idea, not part of my wishlist.

Fairy Lights

Fairy lights are so cute. I think they add such a coziness to a room. What do you like better – the fairy lights or the LED strip lights?

Golden Yellow Fuzzy Blanket

This blanket is adorable and affordable! It looks so soft and warm, and the tassels are a great addition. Plus, if the yellow isn’t your vibe, Target also sells light pink, a mint green, cream, coral, and navy blue!

Black and White Fuzzy Flower Tote Bag

This tote bag is so fluffy! I don’t know if it beats the Virgo one, but still, you have to admit, this tote is pretty adorable.

This is just an idea, not part of my wishlist.

Princess Polly Bucket Hat

How adorable is this bucket hat?? *chef’s kiss* This would be an incredible stocking stuffer for any girl. And if she’s not into bucket hats, there’s always berets and baseball caps!

This is just an idea, not part of my wishlist.

Earring Pack

These earrings are so cute! Plus, you get a really good deal, so if you’re shopping for more than one girl, you can split the earrings around. Again, a great stocking stuffer!

3 Pack of Boho Wall Decor

These wall hangings are so cute and give off such a cute boho vibe! They’re super affordable too, and give off such ✨cozy vibes✨.

Facial Roller Set

Some people have the puffiest faces in the morning (me included), and these facial rollers are supposed to help reduce puffiness, plus they’re adorable.

Sage Green Camera

How cute is the sage green color? Amazing. Polaroid Cameras are amazing but the sage green takes it to a whole other level. Plus – if the green isn’t really your thing, there’s also a super cute rust color too!

This is just an idea, not part of my wishlist.

Claw Clips

I’ve looked at a lot of claw clips and these have the best colors. My favorites are the light pink, the rust, the sage, and the black. Adorable.

Diffuser

I’ve never owned a diffuser, but I’ve heard a lot of great things about them. This one is sleek but cute, and if you’re feeling extra generous, you can add a few essential oils.

This is just an idea, not part of my wishlist.

Skincare Fridge

I think that these are so cool and genius. If you keep your lotion, or your facial rollers in a fridge, it’ll feel cold and amazing on your face! So cool.

This is just an idea, not part of my wishlist.

Lululemon Align Pant 28’

Lululemon leggings. They’re definitely pricier than most leggings, but they’re soft, and supposed to be amazing. If you have a few extra dollars to spend this year, this is a great gift.

Kanken Bookbag

These are amazing, y’all! They are so cute, and they hold so much stuff. They look small, but no, they are not!

This is just an idea, not part of my wishlist.

Champion Hoodie

This hoodie is so cute! Imagine it with the Lululemon light blue leggings and Air Force 1’s. Perfection in an outfit. The white will go with everything, and we love wardrobe staples here!

Pura Vida Flat Bead Choker

This necklace is really cute. I love the flat bead look and the different colors. This would be a great stocking stuffer for only $14! (It’s half off right now y’all, it’s normally $28, so if you think it’s a great gift [it is], you should grab it) #notsponsored lol

Carhartt Beanie

How. Cute. Is. This. Beanie?? Adorable. It’s also super affordable, and looks way more expensive than $17. Again (lol), great stocking stuffer.

This is just an idea, not part of my wishlist.

Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser

I have heard a ton of great things about Glossier. This and the Balm Dotcom would be a great duo gift. This would be so cool to use with a facial roller, too.

Balm Dotcom link- https://www.glossier.com/products/balm-dotcom

Bubble Candle

I think these candles are so cool. A bubble candle. So cool. They’re so pretty, and I mean, what’s not to like?

Hydro Flask 32 oz. Wide Mouth

If you or whoever you’re shopping for doesn’t have a Hydro Flask, just get them one.

This is just an idea, not part of my wishlist.

Ring Light

It’s 2021. A ring light is never a bad idea, especially if is receiving the ring light loves to film videos.

This is just an idea, not part of my wishlist.

thank y’all

Hey! I hoped you enjoyed my last post about planning and journaling! Today isn’t a real post I guess, because I’m just here to say thanks.

I started blogging about a year ago, but not this blog. There’s no blogiversary. Mine is in May, so we still have some time left. I just wanted to say thanks for 100 followers – this is so old lol, I got 100 like a month ago.

But thanks, for supporting me, commenting and liking. I love reading y’alls comments. So, just thanks.

Thank you for reading, and I’ll see you nest week- with a real post then lol.

-W I L L O W

the best lyrics of songs

Hey y’all! I’ve missed you, and I’m going to try to be consistent with posting!

“I used to like to go out before I met you
Now I just go out to forget you”

“Dirty AF1s” By Alexander23

Saadd… maybe try a therapist?

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“Middle finger to my thumb and then I snap it
Just like magic”

“just like magic” By Ariana Grande

Poof. ✨ Like that?

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“But she wears short skirts
I wear T-shirts
She’s Cheer Captain, and I’m on the bleachers”

You Belong With Me By Taylor Swift

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“I am more than what I am to you”

Rose Song By Olivia Rodrigo

Truer words have never been spoken.

“I’m sitting here, crying in my prom dress
I’d be the prom queen if crying was a contest”

prom dress by mxmtoon

Why are all the lyrics I’m picking so sad??

Well, that’s all for today! Don’t forget to comment so we can catch up! If I get this post to 10 likes, I’ll make a part 2, so make sure to like it!

the things i love about fall

Hey! I’ve been super inactive lately. I’m trying to get back to my normal Monday schedule, so let’s see how it goes. Today I’ll be sharing my favorite things about fall. I hope you enjoy it!

  • when you put on a sweater in a cold place and it feels like a hug
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Does anybody else feel this? Or is it just me? It’s probably just me lol.

  • long walks in the leaves
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I’m normally not a huge fan of walks tbh, but in fall, well, it’s a completely different story. I love the crunch of leaves, and the cool, crisp air.

  • leggings!

Yay! It’s leggings season y’all!

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  • pies!

I used to hate pies. Like, I would never eat one. Ever. But now I love them. (and how about some quiche too!)

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  • fall playlists

I love fall. I made a playlist on Spotify – you can find it here.

  • aaaand finally – fall blog posts!

Here are some of my favroites.

Evin’s September Aesthetics and Playlist

Elizabeth’s Fall Bucket List

Thank you so much for reading! And hopefully I’ll see you next week!

hey, i’m back + recent favorites

Hey there! How you doing?? I missed y’all! Welcome back.

In my last post, I said I was in a blogging slump. Now… I guess I’m not? 🙂 I’ve been trying to get more sleep, and boy, has it been helping! Recently, I’ve been starting to write some short songs, and it’s been super fun. I love blogging, as a whole, and all that jazz! So, yea, I’m back, and hopefully to stay for a while.

So, today I’ll be sharing what I’ve been loving recently. I’m going to divide it off into categories, and share some different stuff for each.

Music

☼ Of course, I’ve been loving Olivia Rodrigo’s SOUR.

☼ I’m still loving Allison Deitz’s Pretty Lies!

☼ I recently discovered Tate McRae and she’s pretty awesome.

Ruth B. is amazing. I’ve heard of her because of her song Lost Boy, but now my favorite song of hers is Dandelions.

☼ A little while ago, I made a playlist ‘chill vibes’ and I find myself listening to it all the time! It has some of all the artists I mentioned above, plus some others!

Stuff

☼ I got a white 32 oz. Hydroflask recently, and it’s super amazing!

☼ I’m super hyped about this one!! I got an Apple Watch SE!! It’s super amazing, and I’ve been trying to close my rings everyday.

☼ I got this planner for school, it’s by the happy planner, it’s this adorable pastel orange color, and it says “Happiness Blooms from within! The Happy Planner is great because you can write down all your homework, but there is an individual space for other things, like how you showed kindness, or what was exciting that day. I really recommend one.

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☼ My best friend has these PaperMate Inkjoy Pens, and I’ve been missing out!!! They literally make your handwriting so cute. Next year, I will definitely get some for school, but I got a 24 pack of the regular ones, and I’m not saying those are bad! 🙂

Other

☼ Recently I’ve been trying to get more organized, and I now am doing so much better for leaving for the bus, and going to bed!

☼ I’ve started journaling every night before bed, and it’s really great and helps me get out my thoughts.

on my podcast, i’m probably going to post like once a month or something.

wrapping up

In conclusion, I’m really glad I wrote this post.

today’s shoutouts go to

nobody, because I don’t know who to shoutout.

make sure to comment if I haven’t checked out your blog and/or you would like to be featured in my shoutouts!

have you listened to my podcast yet? find it here on spotify! it’s also available on anchor here.

a real life update

Hi. I’m not going to take the time to type out an intro, I just want to get straight to the point.

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To say it simply, I’m in a blogging slump. Maggie wrote a great post about it here. I have some post ideas, but I’m not motivated enough to write about them. It’s not just blogging I’ve been ‘slumping’ about. I haven’t been as enthusiastic lately.

white cluster petaled flower in close up photography

My school starts next wednesday. Wait, no, this wednesday, because I’m writing this on friday the 6th. I’m sad that summer’s over, but I’m glad to see my friends in person back at school. I’ve been getting back in the habit of waking up early, and I’ve been very drowsy. 6:30 mornings aren’t the greatest.

brown wicker hand fan

Last year at school, I was stuck in some friend drama, and I’m nervous that it will happen all over again. At the end of the year, I kind of sorted it out, and figured out a few things about friendship that I didn’t know before. I’m scared that the drama will happen again. But, now I know more, so I’m hoping I can avoid it. I’m the kind of person that is very dramatic ;P, but I stop when I know it will hurt someone. This was not the same. This was worrying about what will happen the next day every night.

green cactus plant in room

Once the school year starts, I’ll be overloaded with homework, miscommunications, and questions. I really need to get into a better schedule so I can manage blogging, my podcast, and school work. I might go down on podcast episodes, but right now, honestly, I’m not sure.

white bike near glass wall

I’ve been recently trying to catch up with friends before they go back to school. This summer, I’ve really only seen my best friend. I guess I’ve FaceTimed some people, but only once or twice. This summer, I haven’t been super social, I guess you could say.

woman wears black hat

This summer, I’ve been trying to get organized in itself, but there is something that’s always in disarray. Now, I’m trying to learn that everything isn’t going to be perfect and come perfect. But really, I’m realizing that not everything is perfect, but there is a lot of joy in my life, and that’s all I need. To be happy, healthy, and loved.

potter plant near concrete house

Recently, I’ve been listening to a lot of allison dietz. Her voice is beautiful and all of her songs just put a smile on my face. Make sure to check her out on Spotify. Also, my recent saying is really just a word, but eunoia has been my recent motivation. It means beautiful thinking.

wrapping up

In conclusion, I’m really glad I wrote this post.

today’s shoutouts go to

nobody, because I don’t know who to shoutout.

make sure to comment if I haven’t checked out your blog and/or you would like to be featured in my shoutouts!

have you listened to my podcast yet? find it here on spotify! it’s also available on anchor here.

I am also recording podcast episodes of my posts that will also come out on monday, so podcast comes on mondays.

my favorite albums by my favorite artists

Hi there! Welcome back to Beautiful Days. I hope you’re having a great day today. Today I’ll be doing a music related post, so bear with me, I haven’t done this before. I will be sharing my favorite albums by my favorite music artists. I’ll also be sharing what I like to listen to in certain situations.

1. Taylor Swift – evermore/Reputation

“Life was a willow and it bent right to your wind

“I’m sorry, but the old Taylor can’t come to the phone right now. Why? Oh, ’cause she’s dead”

I couldn’t choose between the two albums. They are so different, but Taylor Swift has really nailed it for me on these to albums. Reputation is definitely a lot more upbeat, but evermore is such a beautiful album.

My favorite song off evermore is willow. It does get a little repetitive, but it was the song on evermore that really stood out for me.

My favorite off Reputation is Look What You Made Me Do. It is so catchy.

2. ariana grande – thank u, next

Wearing a ring, but ain’t gon’ be no “Mrs.”

thank u, next is just so good! My favorite song off thank u, next is 7 rings. It gets stuck in my head everytime I listen to it, and I don’t really have a good reason why I love it, though.

3. dua lipa – Future Nostalgia

“You got me in love again

This is by far Dua Lipa’s best album. I had a really tough time deciding what my favorite song was, but I’m going to have to go with Love Again. I think it’s pretty new, and I keep playing it. I love how it features some of  “Your Woman” in it. It’s so unique, but so catchy!

4. olivia rodrigo – SOUR

“it’s brutal out here”

Yes, I know, she only has one album. (Should I do a SOUR album review??) But it’s so good I just can’t. And my favorite song… well… brutal, good 4 u, deja vu, drivers license, 1 step forward, 3 steps back, jealousy, jealousy. I couldn’t choose one, because it just keeps changing, but right now, I would have to say brutal. (I can’t believe I actually chose one)

5. vance joy – Dream Your Life Away

“Lady, running down to the riptide”

Vance Joy is just *chef’s kiss*. My favorite song from Dream Your Life Away is Riptide. That’s because it was the fist Vance Joy song I ever heard.

6. alice merton – Mint

I like digging holes and hiding things inside them.”

I love alice merton so much! I have been loving her new(ish) song Vertigo, but Mint is great! My favorite song off Mint is No Roots, it has such a good beat, and it was my favorite song for a while.

7. lizzo – Cuz I Love You

“I put the sing in single

Cuz I Love You is so good! My favorite song off Lizzo’s album is Truth Hurts.

best song to sing when I’m happy – Paper Rings

“I like shiny things, but I’d marry you with paper rings

Paper Rings. Just yes. That’s all I have to say.

best song to sing when I’m sad/upset – idontwannabeyouanymore

“If teardrops could be bottled, there’d be swimming pools filled by models

This song is amazing! I’m not a huge fan of Billie’s anymore, but this song will always have a place in my heart.

best super new song – Don’t Go Yet

“Don’t go yet.”

This song is super new. I think it came out last week or so?

my favorite singles right now – All I Want, and Vintage

All I Want is such an amazing song. Yes, it is by Olivia Rodrigo, but it’s not on SOUR. It’s from the show she acts on, High School Musical The Musical The Series. I haven’t watched it before, so I can’t rate that for you.

Vintage. It’s such a catchy, upbeat song. I first heard this song on Alt Nation, but now I listen to it on Spotify all the time.

wrapping up

Wow, this was fun!

today’s shoutouts go to

Isabella @ Mizz Iz Blogs

make sure to comment if I haven’t checked out your blog and/or you would like to be featured in my shoutouts!

have you listened to my podcast yet? find it here on spotify! it’s also available on anchor here.

I am also recording podcast episodes of my posts that will also come out on monday, so podcast comes on mondays, starting with next week’s post.

productive morning routine

hey hey hey! welcome back!!! I have shared a morning routine a while ago, but today I’ll be sharing my new and updated one. Obviously, I haven’t used this morning routine at all this summer, but I hope to use it the 2021-2022 school year.

I also made a podcast episode here.

wake up

open those curtains, make bed!

hydrate, hydrate, hydrate

workout! (i have 3 different ones.)

  • 25 squats 
  • 25 crunches 
  • 25 jumping jax 
  • 25 shoulder taps 
  • 25 burpees 
  • 25 russian twists 
  • 25 high-knees 

x2 (above) 

  • 15 squat – jumps
  • 15 butt kicks 
  • 2 x 1 min wall sit 
  • 15 russian twists 
  • 20 fire hydrants 
  • 20 kick-backs 
  • 20 push-ups 
  • 15 sit ups 
  • 15 leg raises 

  • 15 squats 
  • 20 sit ups 
  • 10 lunges 
  • 1x minute plank

Repeat above workout x 3- 4:) 

get dressed / do hair & skincare 

meditate (1 min) / journal / read / tidy up room 

wrapping up

Well, today was a short post. Haha, I said that in the last post too.

today’s shoutouts go to

haha I don’t know any blogs to shoutout…

make sure to comment if I haven’t checked out your blog and/or you would like to be featured in my shoutouts! ❤

(last weeks shoutouts below)

Mabel @ Blooming Thoughts

Hannah @ The Striped Plaid

have you listened to my podcast yet? find it here on spotify! it’s also available on anchor here.

i got two great podcast suggestions, and i am working on them right now!!!