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|9/21/18| It’s TV Show Season and New on Instagram

September 21, 2018

I don’t know about you all, but it’s about to be TV show season. Usually, around June to mid-August, my usual TV shows aren’t on. At least the ones that I still keep up with on TV aren’t on. The shows I binge watch on Netflix don’t really count(THE OFFICE). The only shows that have been on for the past few weeks for me are Jersey Shore: Family Vacation and Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making The Team. Now both of those shows are great and all, but they are more of my backup shows.

Jersey Shore

Jersey Shore back in the day was great, and even the first season of the new show was good. This current season is not that interesting to me. They wasted the first handful episodes all on the drama with Ron and his baby momma, but that literally was just the same thing each episode. They were just dragging it out. Now Angelina is back on and causes drama almost as soon as she was in the house. Honestly, I feel like they are trying to run that idea into the ground.

OH AND I MISS DEENA! She is currently pregnant with her first child, and is not on the show this season that much. She’s my favorite, but I know she’s excited for her baby. She’s happy and that’s all that matters.

My TV Show List for this Fall Season

  • Magnum P.I (New show that I want to try out)
  • NCIS
  • NCIS New Orleans
  • Grey’s Anatomy
  • How To Get Away With Murder
  • Dancing With The Stars
  • NCIS Los Angeles
  • Station 19
  • DWTS Juniors (Not sure if I’m going to like this, but I wanted to give a shot since I watch DWTS)
  • Walking Dead
  • Splitting Up Together
  • Legacies (Spin-off the The Originals, that was a spin-off of The Vampire Diaries)

That’s A LOT of TV

As you can see, I have a lot of TV shows to look forward to. From Magnum P.I down to NCIS Los Angeles those are coming on next week. Then everything else comes on mostly at the beginning of October, and a couple are going to be later on in the month. I’m going to have a lot to watch, but I’m looking forward to it. Basically, I’ve been re-watching old TV shows for the past few months. The Office, Smallville, and recently Medium. I need something new.

Trying Out A New Instagram Theme

Back in July, I tried out a new Instagram theme, and it was great. I really liked how my photos turned out. However, it is about to be Fall, and I wanted to try to get a head start on an Instagram theme that worked well with Fall. I am going to share more specifics on how I’m editing my photos in a blog post in the next couple of weeks, but these are the photos I’ve posted so far.

Photos from my Instagram @annamaxwell018

I really like how the look is so far, and after I post a few more photos I am going to make a decision on if I want to keep this cooler theme up. The edit process I am using seems to be working well with the type of photos I usually take. However, I want to try out different types of photos (like indoors and more outdoors) to see if they match up with the theme.

I also talk about that striped top in my recent blog post, and I discuss my shopping experience at Pink Lily Boutique. I also share with you my haul of clothes I got from them. Long story short: the clothes are amazing.

Overall, I am pretty excited for the next couple weeks. I have been waiting for these TV shows to come back on for what seems like forever. Station 19 is probably the one I am most excited for, as the season finale left us on a major intense cliffhanger. I am also pretty excited for this Instagram theme. If you have any tips on what I can do to improve my Instagram theme, let me know in the comments below.

Anna

Pink Lily Boutique Haul – Fall 2018

Journal: New Projects and Fall Fever 9/16/18

Planner Sticker Haul August 2018

What Nobody Tells You About Your Last Semester of College

Thank you all for reading. Be sure to link your own blog, Twitter, Instagram down below for me to get to know you.

@annamaxwell018 on snapchat, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter /// Blog twitter: @annaissblog /// Blog Insta: @littlebitpatchco

All images were created or taken by me, unless stated otherwise.

Fashion

Pink Lily Boutique Haul – Fall 2018

September 18, 2018

This post is NOT sponsored by Pink Lily. This is my own opinion about my personal online shopping experience here. 

I know it’s not quite Fall yet, but I couldn’t help myself. I came across the Pink Lily Boutique in August, and I immediately fell in love with their clothes. It was hard to control myself and not buy every article of clothing they sell, but I managed to keep it to a handful of items.

I typically don’t like to spend too much when I buy things from a shop online for the first time. You never know how the material is going to feel, or how their sizes work. I kept that in mind when I bought my first few items from them, and I anxiously awaited my package to arrive for the next week. When they finally did arrive, I was certainly pleased with the clothes.

Pink Lily Boutique – 6 Items (3 shirts, 1 pair of shorts, 2 dresses)

Run To The Ocean Striped Blouse (Size Small)

Only Thing I Know Striped Blouse (Small Size)

Charming As Can Be Plaid Sweater (Size Small)

Just Keep Dreaming Floral Shorts (Small Size)

Casual For Fall Dress (Size Small)

Glowing Fondness Striped Dress (Size Small)

Can I just say how incredibly pleased I was when I tried these on for the first time? Each article of clothing I bought was made from the most comfortable material. They were soft and seemingly well made. The only thing I wish I did was buy more from them.

My Total Was $146 for these items. Here’s why it was worth it:

Five out of the 6 items I bought were new collection items, and only one item was on sale. I am not one to normally buy anything if it is over $20. However, I decided to put a little bit more into my budget for this, as I wanted to really try out some of their newest clothes and see what I thought of them. Because of how soft and comfortable the material is, how much I like the look of the clothes, and how the shipping & delivery process went are the main reasons why I would buy from the shop again without any doubt in my mind.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

After my successful online shopping experience, I started following their Instagram page and their VIP Instagram page(which gives insight on upcoming products and sometimes extra sales). They regularly have sales that are 10% over $50. It is very easy to spend over $50 here, but I’ve found that there are usually better sale opportunities that pop up. It can be a holiday or just a random day, but there are usually higher percentages off on those special sale opportunities.

I recommend that if you are concerned with spending too much money to wait for a holiday sale or follow them on Instagram, text notifications, or email notifications. You will get alerted when there are sales, and they sometimes have sales that are 25% off or more depending on how big of a holiday/sale weekend it is.

Anna

My New Instagram Theme for July

Did I Complete My June Photo Challenge?

Go-To Beauty Products

My Summer 2018 Playlist

Pinterest Traffic Report: May 2018

30 Day Photo Challenge – June

Thank you all for reading. Be sure to link your own blog, Twitter, Instagram down below for me to get to know you.

@annamaxwell018 on snapchat, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter /// Blog twitter: @annaissblog /// Blog Insta: @littlebitpatchco

All images were created or taken by me, unless stated otherwise.

Journal

|9/16/18| New Projects and Fall Fever

September 16, 2018

Sunday | September 16th, 2018

I honestly have had the most creative and inspirational month of my life. It’s been a little over a month since I did my first ever journal blog post, and I certainly didn’t plan on taking this long of a break before doing another one. I have also kind of slacked off on regular blog posts, as I have just been so incredibly focused on other projects. One of which is something I can’t wait for, but I am not quite ready to put it out on the Internet yet. I feel like I need to perfect somethings before I can share it.

One of my new Fall candles

My Adventures in Photoshop and Illustrator

The new project I am working on requires me to actively use Photoshop and Illustrator. Before this project, I assumed I was relatively knowledgeable about Photoshop. I didn’t know that much about Illustrator, but I figured it would be similar to Photoshop so I would be fine. I was so incredibly wrong.

I apparently didn’t know really anything about Photoshop, and spent several long hours teaching myself how to do what seems like very simple things. Then when I finally got around to needing to use Illustrator, it was like starting the entire learning process over again, as Illustrator is pretty different from Photoshop. Yes, there are obvious similarities, as they are both Adobe apps, but they have a lot of differences. I’m hoping to keep improving on these two over the next couple weeks, and maybe it’ll make this new project a lot easier.

My Fall Fever

Over the past couple of weeks, I have had some major Fall fever. No, I don’t mean that I have been walking around craving pumpkin spice lattes. I actually don’t like Pumpkin flavored drinks at all. I’m talking about how Summer has been an absolute mess, and I need a season change ASAP. It’s been so incredibly hot and humid where I live, and I am completely over it. Summer usually is my favorite season, but this year has been brutal. I want to be able to go outside and enjoy myself, and that’s usually what Fall is all about. That and being able to start wearing leggings every day.

Bath & Bodyworks and Pinterest

I have already gone to Bath & Bodyworks and stocked up on most of their Fall scents, and if Fall doesn’t start soon I am going to end up broke as I’m spending way too much on Fall scented candles. Another thing is that if you follow me on Pinterest, you know that I am already well into pinning for Fall and Halloween. I love the aesthetic of Fall photos, and there is so much beauty in capturing the change of seasons.

I don’t really have an excuse for my excessive pinning of Halloween pins. Most of it is Halloween themed food or drinks that I think is cute and that I want to try, Let’s be honest, probably won’t ever get around to making any of them, but it’s nice to dream.

My cat Littlebit, and I used one of the new Fall edits I’m trying out

These past couple of weeks have been incredible(despite the hot and humid temperatures.) I got to work on a lot of creative projects, and I feel so fulfilled and happy with myself. This past week, in particular, has been incredibly productive for me, and I forgot how good it feels to not procrastinate all my work until last minute. Next week I will be focusing on school, and I’m house sitting for one of my aunts. I’ll have a lot of free time on my hands, and I’m planning on spending a lot of it continuing to work on my creative projects. Hopefully, I’ll have a final product to share with you all soon.

Anna

My Planner Sticker Haul – August 2018

Journal: What Nobody Tells You About Your Last Semester of College

Thank you all for reading. Be sure to link your own blog, Twitter, Instagram down below for me to get to know you.

@annamaxwell018 on snapchat, InstagramPinterest, and Twitter /// Blog twitter: @annaissblog /// Blog Insta: @littlebitpatchco

All images were created or taken by me, unless stated otherwise.

Lifestyle

New Instagram Theme for July

July 13, 2018
Changing My Instagram Theme

If you have been following me for a while(here or on Instagram), you know that I love working with my Instagram. I love making changes and see the new flow of a new theme change. I am also pretty passionate about photography, mine, and other peoples. With that in mind I decided that for the month of July, I will be trying out a new Instagram theme. Who knows, I might not like it and decide to change it again in August, or it could become a more permanent thing. I also want to note that this change is primarily going on my personal Instagram account, the blog Instagram account will be staying mostly the same. Although, I do plan on trying to make changes on that one once I build it up some more.

My New Instagram Theme

My new theme will be fairly simple, and hopefully easy to keep up with. I don’t know about you all, but one thing that I really don’t like is when it feels more like a struggle to post photos. I like to feel like I’m adding to a piece of art every day, and I want to “want” to post.

Over the past week, I did a trial run for my new theme to give you all an example of what my plan is. So far I am liking the changes, and I’m incorporating a lot of the landscape and nature photos from other sources(such as pexels.com), but I would love to incorporate photos from other photographers on Instagram.

I am playing off of using a diagonal type theme. One thread involves me, either selfies or full-length photos. Then I have two threads of landscape type photos that are on both sides of my selfie thread. Then the fourth thread is more random. The reason why I have the random thread is that I feel like sometimes I want to post something that isn’t just the same as the rest of the photos. I do however plan on sticking to a color theme that is green, white, black, and pink. However, I occasionally will post a pop of color here and there, as long as one of those colors is in the photo as well.

Want your photos to be featured on my Insta?

If you’d like for me to use one of your photos on my Instagram, let me know in the comments below or email me at annaissbusiness@gmail.com. I need the image you’d like me to use, and your Instagram handle. Mine, for example, would be @annamaxwell018 and I would attach the photo, and anything particular you’d like for me to say about your photo in the caption.

Anna

Did I Complete My June Photo Challenge?

Go-To Beauty Products

My Summer 2018 Playlist

Pinterest Traffic Report: May 2018

30 Day Photo Challenge – June

Thank you all for reading. Be sure to link your own blog, Twitter, Instagram down below for me to get to know you.

@annamaxwell018 on snapchat, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter /// Blog twitter: @annaissblog /// Blog Insta: @littlebitpatchco

All images were created or taken by me, unless stated otherwise.

 

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Lifestyle

My Summer Goals / Bucket List for 2018

June 12, 2018

I love making lists and plans, and with Summer fast approaching, a summer goals list is just what I need. I love having activities and adventures to look forward to, and having a somewhat Summer bucket list will be very helpful in keeping me busy. When coming up with the list, I decided to do a combo of summer goals and bucket list items. What’s the difference? I consider a goal to be something like “I want to write more”, and a bucket list item is “I want to travel _____”.  

photo from pixabay.com

My Summer Goals / Bucket List

  1. Go to the beach
  2. Go to the movies (Incredibles 2 and Jurassic World 2)
  3. Start running
  4. Hiking
  5. Build my Pinterest to 1.1 million monthly views (it’s at 1 MILLION now!)
  6. Get some sun (I haven’t had a good Summer tan in a while)
  7. Paint my nails fun colors
  8. Complete another photo challenge(I’m currently doing one now on my Insta stories)
  9. Make popsicles
  10. Try New Recipes
  11. Make a scrapbook
  12. Make smores
  13. Enjoy some fireworks
  14. Do some glitter crafts
  15. Try going one day without technology
  16. Do a movie marathon
  17. Binge a TV show on Netflix (I need TV Show suggestions for this one!)
  18. Go out in the rain
  19. Write in my journal every day
  20. Bake something (cupcakes, brownies, cookies, whatever I feel like)

That’s it for my Summer goals and I hope you are inspired to create your own list of Summer goals or a bucket list. I will be sharing some of my accomplished Summer goals on my Instagram, so be sure to go check that out, and if you like my content, be sure to hit the follow button!

Anna

Pinterest Traffic Report: May 2018

30 Day Photo Challenge – June

Instagram Roundup: 3 Boss Lady Bloggers

My Georgia Travel Bucket List

St. Patrick’s Day 2018

Thank you all for reading. Be sure to link your own blog, Twitter, Instagram down below for me to get to know you.

@annamaxwell018 on snapchat, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter /// Blog twitter: @annaissblog

All images were created or taken by me, unless stated otherwise.

Blog photo with palm trees was created from a photo from unsplash.com

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Lifestyle

30-Day Photo Challenge – Littlebit and Patch

May 31, 2018

Hello everyone!

Another 30-day photo challenge, really? Yes, really. I love photo challenges! Whenever I feel like I need something new to look forward to, a photo challenge(or a writing one) always helps me gather new inspiration from my surroundings. Because I am in the process of creating a theme on my Instagram, I plan on completing this challenge on my Instagram story. I feel like that would be the best way for me to keep track of each day, and not interrupt my attempt to establish a theme on my Instagram feed. Which is currently a mixture of black and white and color(it’s a work in progress, okay?). Below I have a 30-day challenge, and I am using it for June, but you can apply it to other 30-day months if you want.

from pexels.com, CC0 License

from pexels.com, CC0 License

30-Day Photo Challenge

  1. Selfie
  2. Breakfast
  3. Skyview
  4. Color – Pink
  5. Outdoors
  6. OOTD
  7. Animal
  8. Dessert
  9. Color – Blue
  10. Drink
  11. Profile Selfie (side view)
  12. Words of Wisdom
  13. Green
  14. Bath
  15. Sunglasses
  16. Dinner
  17. Sunset
  18. Glass
  19. Favorite Hairstyle
  20. Color – Yellow
  21. #2 Animal
  22. Shoes
  23. Faceless Selfie
  24. Favorite Meal
  25. Books
  26. Color – Black & White
  27. Eyes
  28. Throwback – include the date on the photo
  29. Sunrise
  30. Selfie

I will be starting the challenge on the 1st of June, and I hope you will join me. If you do decide to participate in the challenge, be sure to let me know on Instagram, Twitter, or my Pinterest. I will give you a shoutout, on Instagram and Twitter for participating in the challenge, and I might just mention you on a special blog post if you complete all 30-days. If you decide to use this challenge for another month, still tag me on my social media or comment below, as I will still give shoutouts on social media. I hope everyone is ready for 30 days of new photos.

Anna

Instagram Roundup: 3 Boss Lady Bloggers

My Georgia Travel Bucket List

St. Patrick’s Day 2018

Say Hello To Littlebit and Patch

Thank you all for reading. Be sure to link your own blog, Twitter, Instagram down below for me to get to know you.

@annamaxwell018 on snapchat, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter /// Blog twitter: @annaissblog

All images were created or taken by me, unless stated otherwise.

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