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New Year Resolutions – 2019

January 1, 2019

It’s finally 2019! I say that like it took centuries to get through 2018, but actually, the year went by pretty quickly. I remember that January and February of 2019 did seem to take a long time, then March through December went by fast. I am pretty excited for what’s to come in 2019, and I hope that everyone has a great year as well.

My New Year Resolutions

  1. Take better care of my skin
  2. Write more
  3. Procrastinate less
  4. Eat healthier
  5. Try to stay more organized

I decided this year to try to stay minimal with my new year resolutions, because I didn’t want to overwhelm myself. Instead, I am going to give myself smaller goals on a more weekly or monthly basis throughout the year. I find that I get more disappointed if I have a huge list of resolutions or goals, and mess up on them.

These top five resolutions are my main goals for the year, and what I need inspiration on the most. I already started off on my list today, and spent most of my morning deep cleaning my bedroom. Over the holiday’s it tends to get messy and crowded, and I took a few hours to try to throw away things that I have been holding onto for too long. I also re-organized a lot as well, and I already feel so much better.

Above is my new 2019 planner, and I am so thrilled to use it. Nothing feels better than having a new planner to start the year off with.

What are you looking forward to this year? Got any resolutions you want to share? Let me know in the comments below.

Other than my blog, I regularly post on Instagram. Be sure to give me a follow @annamaxwell018 or @LittlebitPatchCo for updates on my daily life.

Anna

Journal

|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.

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My Summer 2018 Playlist

June 25, 2018

Now that it is officially Summer, I think it is time to share my Summer playlist for this year. One thing that I enjoy more than anything is listening to music. No matter what mood I am in, there is always some song out there that fits what I’m feeling. I guess that’s the beauty of living in a world where we have access to so many different types of music.

photo from pixabay.com

How I Created My Summer Playlist

We have music streaming sources such as Spotify, Apple Music, and Pandora that allows us to listen to whatever we want, and it’s crazy to think that just 10 years ago you were limited to what you bought CD’s of. I personally use Spotify(not sponsored or affiliate, that’s just genuinely what I use), and I find new music from multiple genres just by listening to their New Music Friday playlist every week. I feel like my appreciation for music grew over the past few years, as I was finally branching out and experience different genres of music.

Music also is a major way to help inspire me when I’m feeling lacking in the creativity department. I haven’t talked about this much on my blog yet, but I love to write. By “write” I mean writing stories. My dream since I was a little girl was to become an author. To this day, I am still in the work in progress stages, but it’s still a goal for me. I find when I have trouble writing a scene, I skim through some playlists of mine that I think might fit the mood, and all it takes is that one magical song to get rid of my writer’s block.

My thought process when creating this playlist is happy and uplifting songs. I hope you all find happiness through this music and enjoy the playlist!

When I think of Summer, I think of good times and adventures. I put in a mixture of songs that are more current, and a few of my favorites from the past few years. I hope you all enjoy the playlist, and let me know how you feel about in the comments below. Also, if you have any songs that you think are a must add to the playlist, let me know.

Anna

My Summer Goals / Bucket list 2018

Pinterest Traffic Report: May 2018

30 Day Photo Challenge – June

Instagram Roundup: 3 Boss Lady Bloggers

My Georgia Travel Bucket List

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.

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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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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Instagram Roundup: 3 Boss Lady Bloggers

May 21, 2018

Hello everyone!

I have been scrolling through Instagram a lot lately, and I have come to realize that I follow a lot of hella awesome boss lady bloggers. These three people show up more often than the other people I follow, and with good reason. If you’re new to being a blogger on Instagram, these influencers are perfect inspiration and guidance as you start your journey as a blogger on Instagram. Each of the bloggers I show below fall under lifestyle, travel, fashion, food, or beauty influencers. Even if you aren’t new to the Instagram scene, I would recommend checking these lovely ladies out below, as their photos are incredible.

Craft and Baking Blogger – @sprinklemepinkblog

When I came across this Instagram, I almost couldn’t hit the follow button fast enough! Her photos are so bright and colorful, and all of her baking shots make me want all of the desserts ever in the world. If you are into colorful crafts and desserts, this is the blogger to follow!

follow @sprinklemepinkblog on Instagram

follow @sprinklemepinkblog on Instagram

Beauty, Travel, Lifestyle and Fashion Blogger – @travelbeautyblogg

What I like about this particular Instagram page is the variety of photos I see, but they all fit the theme. There might be the occasional photo that stands out, but most all the photos flow very nicely together. This is a must follow Instagram!

follow @travelbeautyblogg on Instagram

follow @travelbeautyblogg on Instagram

Beauty and Fashion Blogger – @alicia_a_la_mode

I am absolutely in love with this Instagram page! Everything is so pretty and there is a lot of pink! I think my favorite thing from this Instagram is the large number of beauty products we see. It’s perfect inspiration on how to layout beauty products for photos. Oh and there’s Louie the pug too! A must follow!

follow @alicia_a_la_mode on Instagram

follow @alicia_a_la_mode on Instagram

My absolute favorite thing is to find new Instagram’s with beautiful photos to follow and be inspired by. If you have any that you’d like to share, or your own Instagram, put it down in the comments below! If you want to see me do another Instagram roundup of more of my favorite Boss Lady Instagram accounts, let me know! Be sure to follow my Instagram for regular photos of my daily activities.

Anna

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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