4 DIY Notebooks For Back to School โœจ.

I hope you guys enjoyed the video! Below I will leave all the paint color names and where I got them while leaving some tips and other notes as well!

Comment any questions you may have about making these below! I’ll try to answer all of them ๐Ÿ™‚

DISCLAIMERS

– Even if your notebook doesn’t come out the way you wanted it to (I remade mine the first time because I didn’t like how they came out,) keep trying and improvise on what you think would look good. Use your creativity and have fun with it no matter what!

– Be patient. Make sure you let each layer dry after painting it because it could smudge if you don’t wait long enough. Be aware that it may take multiple layers to cover up everything behind it (the sunflowers took me about 4 layers each)

– Make sure to properly cover your notebooks by putting tape on the side and putting a plastic bag over everything put the cover of your notebook. The first time I tried this, I got paint all over the insides of the notebooks and so I was forced to buy new ones.

Spongebob Notebook Items Needed

*note- you can also just tape, cover, and spray paint the notebook instead of painting it by hand, or just find a notebook with the color background you need*

– a notebook

– One Large paint brush

– Shades of Blue (I used Cornflower and Robin’s Egg from Target; for a third color I mixed them together in the middle)

– Bright Colors for the sky flowers (I used Purple and Fuchsia mixed together, Light Yellow, Leaf Green, Cornflower *on the lighter part of the background,* Goldenrod, and Purple)

– Something to trace out the flower designs that will not show up with paint over (I used a wax chalk pen thing) *optional*

– Q-Tips (or a small paint brush)

One thing to be aware of with this is that on the flowers when using Q-tips to dot around your outlines, they may show up a little bit smudged, so make sure to add multiple layers and even go around the inside and out with the background color (the color behind the painted flower) to make the lines look clean and even.

Sunflower Notebook Items Needed

*tip- use your brush to blend the shades of yellow, orange and white together*

– A solid background color paint (I used a forest green but you could also do blac, pink, or really any other color that looks good with a sunflower)

– A darker Yellow paint (I used the shade of Goldenrod found at Target)

– Orange paint (for shading)

– White Paint (for highlights)

– Permanent marker of some type to write your initial(s) or a quote! You can basically write whatever fits (or nothing at all!) *OPTIONAL*

Chalkboard Paint Notebook

*Tip- after spray painting and letting it dry, take white chalk and rub it all over the surface and blend it in so you can’t see everything you write faded still after erasing*

– Chalkboard Spray Paint (or chalkboard paint if you want to paint it by hand)

– a notebook

– Chalk (It can be chalk pens, regular chalk, or chalk makers too *I used chalk makers*)

(You can letter, draw or write whatever you want on it after the paint dries!)

Avengers Comic Strip Notebook

– a notebook

– A comic book page of your choice (you can print one offline or you can also do this with magazine cut outs and make a collage as well)

– Packing tape (to seal off the paper once placed on the notebook)

– Washi Tape (I didn’t end up using this but could add a nice touch to your notebook) *OPTIONAL*

May โ€œThe Inky Box Miniโ€ Review ๐ŸŒฟโœจ

Hey guys, it’s Morgan! Welcome back (๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ) and for this week’s post, I decided I would review a new art subscription box I ordered! So, without further ado, let’s dive into it ๐Ÿ™‚

What’s Inside?

American Crafts White Chalk Pen

This is an extremely cute and useful chalk pen! It has a very unique texture and is much different from any other ones I’ve had before. Definitely a favorite! ๐Ÿ™‚

American Crafts Chalk Banner

Not only do you get an amazing chalk pen, you also get this ADORABLE chalk banner! It is reusable and I plan to use it for future craft fairs I attend ๐Ÿ™‚

Faber-Castell Pitt Brush Pen

If you know me well enough, you know that I just love to letter! I got this marker in yellow and I absolutely adore the color !! ๐Ÿ˜†

Sakura Silver Shadow Gelly Roll Pen

Ok, this pen is GORGEOUS! I’ve been dying to get my hands on a Gelly Roll and they are definitely worth the hype. I mean, look at that color, and it’s glittery too! ๐Ÿ˜

While coming with all those amazing art supplies, it also has links to free printables and a video on ways to use the pens!

Overall Thoughts

This is a one-of-a-kind subscription box that I am beyond grateful to have got my hands on. I am extremely excited for next month’s box and I will let you know what’s inside! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for reading and if you have any ideas for other blog posts I should do, please leave me a comment down below! Thanks again guys, bye! ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿผ

Signed,

Morgan โœจโœจ

How to Make Pizza Cupcakes ๐Ÿ•

Hey guys, it’s Morgan! Welcome back to a new post, and for this week, I decided I would show you guys how to make pizza cupcakes! I know what you’re thinking, “Pizza cupcakes? Those sound disgusting!” Trust me on this one, it’s not actually what it sounds like. Basically, it’s pizza, but shaped into a cupcake form! So, without further ado, let’s get started ๐Ÿ™‚

Ingredients โค

– 1 package of pizza dough (or you can make it homemade!)

– Tomato Sauce

– Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

My Suggested toppings (you can essentially put on whatever you would like!)

– Goat Cheese

– Basil ๐ŸŒฟ

– Oregano

Directions

1. Pre-heat oven to 450ยฐ F

2. Sprinkle down flour on your surface and place your pizza dough on top.

3. Using a rolling pin, roll out your pizza dough until it’s about 1/2 an inch thick

4. Take a knife and cut the pizza dough into approx. 3 inch strips

5. Use a spoon and spread tomato sauce onto your dough, then sprinkle on some mozzarella cheese

6. Add the rest of your toppings (optional)

7. Using your hands, roll the strip up (you may need to cut them in half if they are really long after rolling)

8. Place them into a greased muffin-tin

9. Put into the oven in a for about 15 mins, but it usually varies oven to oven so keep an eye on them!

10. After taking them out of the oven, let them cool fo about 5-10 mins

Thanks for reading and if you have any ideas for blog posts I should do, please leave a comment below! Also, leave a like if you enjoyed reading ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks again guys, bye ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿผ

Signed,

Morgan โœจ๐Ÿ•

Mini Quiz- What Flavor of Ice Cream are you? โœจ๐Ÿฆ

Hey guys, it’s Morgan! Today, you are going to ferret out what kind of ice cream flavor you are! So without further ado, let’s get started โค

1. What’s your favorite outfit?

a. A basic t-shirt and jeans! You’re all about simple, but cute!

b. Your favorite sweatshirt and pants! Your clothes are always something you would want to be wearing and are very comforting.

c. Tons of layers, knee socks, really anything crazy! You love to look and be different ๐Ÿ™‚

2. What is your opinion on chocolate?

a. LIVE FOR IT!

b. It’s pretty good!

c. Eh/ Dislike it.

3. Favorite Pastime?

a. Anything crafty! You love to make and design things ๐Ÿ™‚

b. You do anything that makes you happy! Whether it’s drama, school activities, sports, whatever, you always have a smile on your face.

c. Everything super active! The more running, the better!

4. Which description best matches your haircut?

a. Super basic and simple, but you love it!

b. Your hair matches your personality and makes you grin ๐Ÿ™‚

c. Your haircut is out there, and different from anyone else’s, and that’s why you love it!

5. Favorite shoes?

a. Some super basic converse! They match with everything and look great!

b. Some cozy moccasins! They are super comfy and are for every mood you’re in ๐Ÿ™‚

c. Some super cool rainbow running sneakers! They are super flashy, and great for anything active!

Answer Key ๐Ÿ”‘โœจโœจ

Mostly a’s

Vanilla Ice Cream ๐Ÿจ

You are super basic, and love anything and everything simple, whether it comes to clothes, or after school activities!

Mostly b’s

Chocolate Ice Cream ๐Ÿซโœจ

You adore anything that may bring you comfort, especially your clothes! Stay Warm ๐Ÿ™‚

Mostly c’s

Jelly Donut Ice Cream ๐Ÿฉโœจโœจ

You keep up with anything out there and exotic! You love being different and pave your own path for others to follow โค

Thanks for reading, and if you have any ideas for any other blog posts I should do, please leave a comment down below! Thanks again guys, Bye ๐Ÿ‘‹

Signed,

Morgan โœจโœจโœจ

Want to gain Instagram Followers? Hereโ€™s how, according to @dreamlightslimes โœจโœจ

Hey guys, it’s Morgan! I interviewed 6 people who have amassed large amounts of followers about how they did so, and over the next couple weeks I will be sharing them with you. ๐Ÿ™‚ Today, I will be showing you @dreamlightslimes’s (aka. Lexi) marvelous answers! So without further ado, let’s get started ๐Ÿ™‚

INTERVIEW

Q: What was a your main motivation for starting your account?

Lexi’s Answer: My main motive for starting my account was because I found slime and the slime community to generally be interesting! It always seemed to show up on my explore page and I thought it would be cool to make my own account and see where it would go!

Q: What did you do that helped you gain followers?

Lexi’s Answer: For me, I gained followers pretty quickly. I’m not sure exactly why or how, but I think it had to do with my interesting and intriguing videos. I made sure to think outside of the box and make other videos besides your generic “8oz slime container film”. Some examples of these are “How to make a slime cake!” And “Balloon popping slime videos!” I believe that made a big difference to what people thought of my account. I also remembered to have a consistent posting schedule, and to never miss a day in between! Be aware, gaining followers can take time, so always keep a positive attitude!

Q: What advice would you give to the reader about starting a successful page?

Lexi’s Answer: Advice I would give to start a successful page would really be to interact with your followers. It may seems silly, but it makes people’s days when they see a sweet message sent through DM to them, or even something so small as to liking or commenting on their recent post! Another strategy I would try would be to create unique content that overall makes you feel great. Don’t just copy what other people’s posts look like just to “fit in.” Most people would rather follow someone who has super cool and different content rather than someone’s who is the same as everyone else’s!

Q: What is your favorite part about having your own community on Instagram?

Lexi’s Answer: My favorite part about having my own community on Instagram is that every time I get on to my account, I see all these incredibly successful pages and it fills me with joy to know that we are all one big happy family, and we work together to create such a positive community!

Thank you for reading, and first of all, a big thank you to @dreamlightslimes for these amazingly written answers! Remember to go give her a follow and wish her a happy, late birthday because it was yesterday ๐Ÿ™‚

Bye ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿผ

Signed,

Morgan โœจโœจ

DIY Fruit Smoothie Recipes. โœจ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ

Hey guys, it’s Morgan! Welcome back, and for this week’s post, I decided I would show you how to make some delicious fruit smoothies. So without further ado, let’s get started ๐Ÿ™‚

**make these recipes dairy-free using soy or almond dairy-alternative products.

Mixed-Berry Smoothie ๐Ÿ™‚

– 1 cup of assorted frozen berries

– 1 1/2 cups of milk

-1 cup of whole-milk yogurt

-1/4 of strawberry yogurt

Strawberry Banana Smoothie ๐Ÿ™‚

-1 cup of frozen strawberries ๐Ÿ“

-1 1/2 cups of milk

-1 cup of whole-milk yogurt

-1/4 cup of banana yogurt

-1/4 cup of strawberry yogurt

-half of a banana ๐Ÿ™‚

Wild-berry Smoothie

-1 cup of frozen assorted berries

-1 full banana

-1 cup of cran-grape juice

-1 cup of whole-milk yogurt

-1/4 cup of strawberry yogurt

Raspberry Smoothie ๐Ÿ™‚

-1 cup of frozen raspberries

-1/4 cup of strawberry yogurt

-1/2 cup of milk

-a squeeze of lemon ๐Ÿ‹

*NOTE- It’s a good idea to put the liquid at the bottom so the blender doesn’t clog!*

Thanks for reading and if you have any ideas for blog posts I should do in the the future, please leave a comment below! Thanks again guys, bye ๐Ÿ™‚

Signed,

Morgan โœจโœจโœจ

My Favorite Trader Joeโ€™s Snacks for watching the Super Bowl! โœจ๐Ÿˆ

Hey guys, it’s Morgan! Welcome back to a new post, and for this week, I’ll be showing you some of my favorite Trader Joe’s snacks for curling up on the couch Sunday! So without further ado, let’s get started ๐Ÿ™‚

Mini Chicken Tacos ๐ŸŒฎ

These are literally the cutest tacos I’ve ever eaten, I mean they are hamster-size (and also perfect for snacking on!) ๐Ÿ™‚

Cinnamon School House Cookies

These aren’t your average cookies! They are super tasty and addicting (be aware) and they are definitely a favorite ๐Ÿ˜›

Yogurt-Covered Pretzels

Oh my these are the bomb.com! If you like things that are sweet and salty, I would try these, but they do fill you up quite fast.

Pita Crackers and Brie Bites

Combining these two iconic snacks makes the best duo! The pita crackers are super light and can taste good with basically anything you pair, and the brie is just mouth-watering ๐Ÿคค

Corn Puffs

These are super tasty and airy, and the cheese flavor tastes more natural than artificial ๐Ÿ™‚

Mini Mint Ice Cream Sandwiches ๐Ÿฅช

Talk about mouth-watering! These are super delicious; they are basically Oreos stuffed with mint ice cream ๐Ÿฆ

Dark-Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

You may have had normal chocolate peanut butter cups, but these are off the charts good ๐Ÿ˜ซ

Peanut-Butter-Filled Pretzel Bites

If you like peanut butter, you’ll love these. The inside is creamy and soft, while the outside salty and crunchy ๐Ÿ˜‹

Thanks for reading and if you have any ideas for other blog posts I should do, please leave a comment below. Thanks again guys, bye!

GO PATS โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’™

Signed, Morgan โœจ๐Ÿฆ

The Art of Studying + School-Work Tips and Tricks! โœจโœจ๐ŸŒฟ

Hey guys, it’s Morgan! Welcome back, and for this week’s marvelous post I decided I would share some helpful study life hacks, tips, etc. Now, without further ado, let’s get started!

1. GET ORGANIZED!

This is key to studying because it helps keep a clear mind set and makes you feel in control and not stressed. What I mean by this is keeping track of all the tests and quizzes you have to study for by making lists. Make it fun as well! Draw some doodles, write it in hand lettering, basically whatever floats your boat. Remember to also work in a clean space that is sure to not to distract you. Preferably somewhere calm, maybe even outside.

2. R e s o u r c e s.

Here are some of my favorite apps, websites, etc. to help bolster your test knowledge ๐Ÿ™‚

Tinycards

This is a website + app made by the one and only Duolingo! On it you can make your own flash cards and study ones other people have made! You can take practice quizzes on them and there are individual lessons that help you learn the cards! There is a variety of settings where you can just study the front or back of the cards and not do the typing part. If you have any questions feel free to comment them below!

Quizlet

Quizlet is a super helpful site where, similar to tinycards, you can make flash cards to study, but there are many cool features and different games you can play to learn the information which makes it fun ๐Ÿ™‚

Google

I know a lot of schools use google to help with class work but the different options you have can be super helpful, for example using google forms to make practice quizzes! Google docs is also great for making to-do lists!

Paper and a Pencil

Sometimes the best way to learn is one of the simplest! You can make yourself study spread sheets and other fun projects to almost connect exhilarating art projects to your homework to make it more interesting ๐Ÿ™‚ Also, remember to use the internet as a resource and gather knowledge to avail yourself of a fresh study guide! Doing the research can also help you learn more about the topic than you had already known before!

3. Procrastination

Here is the main helping point on helping how to get past “I’ll do it later.”

Put away distractions (!!)

Making sure any devices other than the ones you are using to help study are put away, and like I said before, find a space where there is nothing to pull you away from your work. Make sure to make the work first priority and get everything done early so you don’t have to worry about it later.

4. Stressed?

Work can be hard, and you have to make sure you don’t bite off more than you can swallow, so here is some ways to relieve some stress.

Take breaks.

By this I mean before you start any work, take some deep breaths, go for a jog around the house, have a quick snack, or take a mental break. If you are tense while starting work you are more likely to feel pressured. Something I like to do is use the Calm.com app. They have a selection of de-stressing activities; the ones I like to use are the college ones because one of them is a 3 minute study break which I find very relaxing.

Time Management

When you become good at managing your time it helps take a burden off your shoulders because it makes sure that you aren’t doing all your work at one time. I would suggest making schedules and lists of when each thing should get done, and make sure to keep an eye on future work coming up so you don’t not have something done.

5. Note-Taking Techniques ๐Ÿ™‚

STICKY NOTES.

Over the years, these have been my saviors for taking some sudden class notes :,) I love using these to take notes, and place them on my binders and notebooks! Also, if you are more of an online note taker there is a sticky-note app from Post It where you can make your sticky notes and put them into boards and other cool stuff!

NOTEBOOKS!

I would suggest keeping around one extra notebook for putting sticky notes in, writing down homework, and writing class notes! Make it something you can just pull out in case of need so you can write down quickly and get back to class! Sometimes the day before a test, I will make myself a mini study sheet in class while taking notes. Also, remember these are just suggestions so you don’t have to stress if something isn’t really up your alley.

Thanks for reading and if you have any ideas for any other blog posts, please leave me a comment below! You can also leave any questions for me that you may want to ask. Thanks again guys ๐Ÿ™‚

Bye! ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿผ

Signed, Morgan โœจ

Snow-Day Movie Night! โœจโœจโ˜ƒ๏ธ

Hey guys, it’s Morgan! Welcome back to a new, fresh, and funky post! Today I will be showing you some lively snow-day activities. Without further ado, let’s get started!

1. A c t i o n.

Movies are always a good way to spend snow days, warm and cozy. Here are some of my favorites that I would highly suggest trying out!

The Princess Bride

This movie is an oldie but a goodie! If you like action and adventure, this movie is for you! Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die!

Hidden Figures

If you like more Non-Fiction based movies, then I would definitely watch this one. Usually movies based off of the books aren’t any good, but trust me, you won’t regret watching this one!

Groundhog Day

Definitely one of my favorite movies that Bill Murray plays in. Prepare to laugh!

Zootopia

100% one of my favorite Disney movies of all time, I mean really, who doesn’t love watching these!

Indiana Jones- Raiders of the Lost Ark

If you haven’t seen any Indiana Jones movies I would really try watching at least one! This is my favorite out of the series but the rest are equally exciting!

Star Wars- The Empire Strikes Back

Again, this is my favorite of the series but Return of the Jedi is a close second!

The Karate Kid

I don’t know many people who haven’t seen this, but if you are one of those people, this is a must-watch!

Gremlins

This is one of my favorites on the list! The gremlins are actually so cute though >:D

2. P o p c o r n.

Here’s how to make a DIY popcorn mix!

First get yourself some popcorn! It can be buttered, salted, basically anything that floats your boat!

Then get some savory add-ins! Here are some suggestions-

  • Pretzel Sticks
  • Sun Chips
  • Doritos
  • Cheetos
  • Chex Mix

Finally, get some sweet add-ins! Get something along the lines of-

  • M&M’s
  • Peanut Butter Cups
  • Andes mint candies

Basically, anything chocolate!

You can also drizzle caramel and/or melted chocolate over your popcorn master piece!

3. BAKERS GONNA BAKE!

Yum :p Even if you are not a popcorn person, you can still enjoy some delicious baked goods! Here are some tasty treats that will make your mouth water while snuggled up on the couch!

Chocolate-Covered Cookie Dough

Giant Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup

Mint Chip Cookies

S’mores Dip

DIY Rolled Ice Cream

4. BOARD GAMES!

If you are as competitive as I am, you would know how much fun board games are! Here are some of my favorites because no movie night is complete without board games!

Scrabble

  • If you are a book-lover like me I would try this game!

Uno

  • One of my favorite card games! This is a super-fun family game ๐Ÿ™‚

Monopoly

  • A classic, but definitely a favorite!

Pit

  • A super-fun trading card game! Very fun for playing with the family ๐Ÿ™‚

Life

  • I love this game very much and is soooo fun to play.

Thanks for reading and if you have any ideas for any other blog postsI should do, please leave a comment down below! Thanks again guys ๐Ÿ™‚

bYe gUyS!

Signed, Morgan โœจโœจ๐Ÿฅ‚