Currently December

December: one of my favourite months of the year. I absolutely love the holiday season. I'm so excited to get out of the city, take some time off, and see my family. Plus, I'm really excited to see everyone open their presents this year. I bought almost all of my gifts in November and I'm just dying to see them opened! Watching people open presents is one of my favourite parts of the holidays... But while we count down the days until Christmas, here's a recap of my December so far. 


Gift Guide for the Beauty Addict - Under $30!

Lately I've been thinking that my whole Christmas list could be easily made up of nothing but books and beauty products. Christmas is a great time to treat the beauty addict in your life to some lovely new products so I've put together a list of products any girl would love to see under the tree. And the best part is that everything on this list is under $30!

December Reading List

I'll be totally honest, I didn't read much in November. It's not that I didn't have time, it's more that I spent my time watching Netflix and napping instead of reading. I'm going to try and change that this month though so I've got a new reading list for the holiday season. 

Book Club: In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote was published in 1966 and is often referenced as one of the first books of creative nonfiction. On a mid-November night in 1959, a family of four was murdered in their rural Kansas home by two men attempting robbery. In Cold Blood is the story of that tragic crime and its aftermath. 

November Favourites

Hello December! I am so excited to be officially in the Christmas season and I am also proud to say that I'm almost done my Christmas shopping. I've never been this organized before but I really wanted to avoid the December crowds and have a relaxing month off from school. But before we can really start talking about the holidays, we have to say goodbye to November with a monthly favourites post.

How I Got My First Sponsored Post

A few months ago I accomplished a goal I'd had for a long time: I got my first sponsored blog post, which also doubled as my first paid writing gig. Sure I'd had some articles published online and I made enough money from ticket sales when I produced my play to not go into debt, but this was the first time I saw a profit in my bank account from my writing. 

Gift Guide for the #Girlboss

I am so excited to start my Christmas shopping this year that I made it my reward for finishing all my schoolwork. I am happy to say that, as of one hour ago, I am now DONE this semester. I'm feeling pretty proud of myself for meeting all my deadlines early and tomorrow I will officially start my holiday shopping. In that spirit, I've put together a Christmas gift guide to help you shop for the #Girlboss in your life.