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My 10 New Year’s Resolutions

Hello 2018. You are welcomed with open arms and motivated spirits.

We are now a little over a week into 2018 and I am feeling great about this new year. I’ve already accomplished quite a bit during this first week. Even though 2018 is off to a good start-doesn’t mean it will stay that way.

Hence, creating my new year’s resolutions.

I’m not typically the type of person to create new resolutions each year. I thought this year I will give it a go and see what happens.

This year I am going to be in the same place for the whole year. The last couple years I was moving, transferring schools, doing this or that. This is my year to stay put and work on my goals. Goals that I can obtain if I work hard enough.

10 New Year Resolutions

1. Develop my Faith

This year I really want to take the time to attend church, attend bible studies, and work with my faith on my own as well. I have already started on this goal by reserving Sundays just for the Lord. I will not be working on Sundays, I have rearranged my work schedule so I am able to go to church. I wanted to give myself every opportunity I had to attend church and develop my faith.

2. Drink more water

This goal doesn’t just apply to drinking more water, but to put effort into bettering my health. Being vegan doesn’t always been being super healthy. I am going to take this year to really develop my knowledge on eating a plant based diet-the healthy way.

I now also have no excuses because my apartment just opened up the gym that is actually closer than my mailbox!

3. Work Harder

By the time December of 2017 rolled around I was getting lazy. Not just with my schoolwork, but with my life as well. I was tired from the year and just wanted a solid break. I spent this past year moving across the country and preparing to move.

This year I want that new year motivation to stick with me throughout the whole year. I want to work harder at making my blog/Youtube/Etsy etc better. I want to really put the work in so I can see the results I want.

4. Be Consistent

Something I am really excited to do is regularly upload to all my social media. I often find myself making lists and thinking of ideas that I want to do-but not doing them. (See #3). I want to spend this year putting out something every single week. Ideally it would be one blog post, one video and one instagram post every week. My smaller goal is to do at least one of those a week.

5. Focus on school 

Like I had said before, I will be in Maine for all of this year. School can become tough when you are planning to move, or in the process of moving.

I am grateful to be in one spot this year. I would like to see my gpa higher and take the time to really learn the material. Especially if I’m paying out of state fees to go, I better learn something!

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I used to volunteer a lot when I was in high school. I want to be able to give my time to those in need. I’m not quite sure about what I’d like to do yet, but volunteering is one this I will be doing this year.

7. Start working on my big career goal

If you didn’t know, my big career goal is to become a dentist. There are a lot of steps in doing so and lots of hard work to put into it. This goal also plays along with #3 and #5. I wanted a specific goal for this one.

I want to spend the time studying for the dental exam for dental school. Really looking into what dental schools require and where I would want to go.

8. Work on my book

When I was 18, my senior project was to create a product. I had just celebrated my one year vegan anniversary so I wanted to do something that involved being vegan. I created a 175 page book all about having a happy and healthy vegan lifestyle. Unfortunately I chose a company that charged a lot per page, so they book ended up being $65. This year I would love to use a different program so I am able to sell the book at a more reasonable price.

9. Expand my knowledge

I’ve mentioned having a Youtube account and an Etsy shop. I own a Canon rebel camera that I barely understand how to use. I want to learn how to manually use my camera-not just on auto feature.  I want to learn more about Etsy and how I can market myself. Learning more about what I enjoy doing will make it easier for me to do it. I just recently learned how to put an overlay in my YouTube video and I was pumped to see that it had worked.

10. Be Happy

As cliche as this sounds, I want to make a conscious effort into becoming a more happy person. I usually lean on the side of positivity, but sometimes I can just be real negative. I think that goals 1-9 will also help me achieve this one.

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Ok, so those are my resolutions for 2018. I’ll keep you guys updated along the way on how I do. I hope everyone is having a great start to this new year.

Let me know what some of your resolutions are!

-Camille Grey-

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Welcome to Fall

Fall is upon us. I am writing this on November 2nd of 2017 and this morning it was 32 degrees out. Cold awakening to Fall. Here in Maine, the weather has been very slowly going down. I’ve officially broken out my winter clothing and started layering my clothing up!

I have also started to get some fall decor. Now that I have my apartment and I will be here to stay for quite some time, I thought it would be a good idea to “invest” in some fall decor that will last me throughout upcoming years and even through the rest the year as permanent decor.

I bought most of these pieces in early October, so I’ve had some time to enjoy all my decor. I decided that I didn’t want to go all Halloween’d out this year. I stuck will a more Autumnal theme that will last until Thanksgiving. Almost everything I got is from Target. I will link as many things as I can, or similar ones!

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I got these flowers from Trader Joe’s about two weeks ago! They are still alive and just now starting to die. The adorable vase is from Target. It comes in three sizes and I have the medium one. This will be something that will be out all year. The Fall plaque is from Target as well and was in their dollar section for $3.00! I love the smell of cinnamon and Trader Joe’s has mini broomsticks-I thought they only have the large ones (which I own two of as well).

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Can I just say that I love Target? This adorable leaf placemat was only $2.00! The pumpkin container is where we keep all of our tiny coffee table trinkets-usually ends up being storage for headphones! It’s a cute way to store little bits and bobs. The smaller pumpkin is from Trader Joe’s and the candle is from Home Goods. It smells amazing.

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I love pumpkins if you haven’t noticed. Target sells a bunch of yarn-wrapped ones for about 6-9 dollars. They are super cute and a fun way to mix up the typical orange pumpkin color.

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This is our little candy bowl for this Halloween. I love love love the Justin’s dark chocolate peanut butter cups. I’ve refilled this bowl a couple of times already! They are a great little treat to grab out the door as well.

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This is another knitted pumpkin from Target and some gords from Trader Joe’s. I love how they are uniquely shaped and help add some texture to our living room bookshelves. Check out my elephant! I love elephants and I had to get this the second I saw it.

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I thought a small white pumpkin was a simple touch to this bookshelf with all of the darker colors. I arrange our books by color and the white helps break up all of the darkness.

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This is probably my favorite pumpkin. I got it from Home Goods and it’s such a fun color. In real life it’s not as bright but a bit more muted tone of yellow.

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I’ve had these pillows from Target for about a year now. Because they are from last year, they are online only. Get the fox one, plaid one, or the chevron one here. They had matched my room decor in my previous apartment and they work amazing or this Fall season. The yellow blanket is so soft and a great pop of color.

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Okay, I know this isn’t fall decor, but OMG I love this scent from Mrs. Meyer’s. I am a huge fan of this brand and the second I heard they released this limited edition scent of Apple Cider I drove to target and picked up everything in it. My favorite is probably the surface cleaner. I love cleaning the counter tops now that I have this. The scent isn’t too strong, but strong enough where you can still smell it after it’s used. Get the surface cleaner, dish soap, hand soap  or the candle here. UPDATE*** All of these are sold out online and in stores. I kept the links in case you want to stay updated!

That’s all for my fall decor. I’m sure I’ll continue to get more as the season passes, but I’m very happy with how my apartment looks (and smells)! I love Fall and can’t wait to start decorating for the holiday season!

That’s all for now,

Camille

*Some of the above links are affiliate links and are at no additional cost to you. I have only included links to products that I have used myself and would recommend to others.*

 

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5 Ways to Stay Organized for School

The time is upon us once again.

School is beginning for some of us in the next couple of weeks. For me, I start in two days! Tomorrow is my last day of summer 😦 With that said, I am very excited to be starting a new school.

Continue reading “5 Ways to Stay Organized for School”

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10 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Me

I thought for my 10th blog post I would share 10 facts that you (probably) don’t know about me. Let me know 10 things about you!

  1. I have moved about 13 times. I went to three different high schools (one was twice!) in three different states.
  2. I hate hot coffee. I will only drink it if there is a ton of coffee and milk in it. Same with iced coffee as well, but I will drink that everyday. My order is a grande vanilla latte with almond milk and I add cinnamon and vanilla powder.
  3. I was born in California. I haven’t lived there for much of my life, so I consider Maryland to be my home base.
  4. My guilty pleasure is the Kite Hill Cream Cheese in the Chive flavor. I literally put it on anything I can. It’s the best (vegan) cream cheese I’ve ever tried. I highly highly recommend it!
  5. My favorite treat is the San Diego Little Italy Farmer’s Market coconut pancakes. I only get them maybe once/twice a year but I have never tasted anything more amazing in my life.
  6. I have three tattoos. An elephant, a cross  (both on my ankles) and a bible verse (inner arm) in my mom’s handwriting. 
  7. My favorite non-domesticated animal is the elephant. I just love them so much. I love everything about them and is the reason why I have one as a tattoo!
  8. My ultimate travel destination is Australia/New Zealand. I love their accents and would want to do a road trip seeing all the awesome places there.
  9. I am obsessed with Utah. I have never been there and don’t really know anything about the state but for some reason I want to go. Every time I see a cool picture or a store, it is always in Utah. I would love to go someday in the next couple years. I even have a Utah Pinterest board!
  10. I wrote a book about how to become a healthy vegan and have a vegan lifestyle for a capstone senior year project in high school. It’s my most prized possession and I am extremely proud of it. Eventually I’d love to put a revised edition into an ebook/book that I can sell! 

Want to learn even more about me? Check out my YouTube Video:

 

–Camille–

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My First Blog Post

Today is the day where I begin my first blog post. I will be taking you through my life, my style and things that pop up in my mind. I started my YouTube Channel about 3/4 months ago and wanted another outlet in expressing myself and having the ability to further explain my thoughts. I am so excited to start journaling and telling you guys more about my life (:

Heres some things to look forward to:

  1. Moving. I am currently moving across the country, CA -> ME and will be sharing how I did that.
  2. Vegan recipes. I’ve been a vegan for 3 years now and have even written a book on it! I love to cook, especially desserts!
  3. Fashion. I might (cough cough) be a shopping addict and am constantly on the hunt for fun new pieces to add to my wardrobe.

That’s all for now,

Camille