fruit toppings

simple study snacks
  • a steaming mug of coffee ☕ (i drink mine with a spoonful of honey instead of sugar and almond milk instead of regular milk)
  • green tea!!! (i currently have a box of traders joe’s morrocan mint green tea in my pantry; it’s great with lemon and honey)
  • apples with peanut butter
  • a banana
  • easy-peel oranges
  • oatmeal (i make mine with raisins, a handful of mixed nuts, cinnamon, honey, and almond milk)
  • banana milkshake (almond milk and banana blended together for me)
  • a bowl of nature’s path cereal (with almond milk ofc, plus some raisins and nuts, and some fruit slices on top)
  • chips (black bean for me) and guac/salsa
  • a bowl of blueberries (they’re great antioxidants too)
  • healthy pancakes (almond milk, honey, sugar, cinnammon, baking powder, salt, vegetable oil, flour + i drizzle some honey on top in place of maple syrup)
  • ready-made samosas (for u fellow brown ppl lmao)
  • burritos (avocados, rice, black beans)
  • avocado toast (with some seasoning on top)
  • popcorn
  • chocolate milk (with nutella or hershey’s chocolate syrup)
  • grapes

If you’re not a morning person, you know the struggle. It’s not just about waking up, it’s about actually getting yourself to do stuff in the morning. While I usually recommend you adapt to your body’s own schedule, as you’ll work much better, school, work or other activities may not allow you to do so. Therefore, here’s a guide on how to get shit done in the morning.

The night before

  • Prepare whatever study materials you’re going to use that day. Open your notes and make sure you know where you should start (i personally lay a pen on the exact paragraph).
  • Put a bottle of water and some tea (with caffeine) or coffee on your desk so that you don’t have to go get it next morning. 
  • If you’re usually cold in the mornings, get yourself a blanket. I promise you mine has made me more productive than all the coffee I’ve ever had.
  • Write a to-do list for next day. Then distribute those tasks in a schedule (you can either use a printable or just scribble it on some piece of paper). Take into account you’ll need time for breakfast and personal hygiene. 
  • Other than that, don’t leave anything else on your desk, as it may be distracting.
  • Make an effort to go to bed at least an hour earlier. It makes a huge difference when you wake up 

Actually waking up

if you struggle to wake up, try the following:

  • Ask someone to wake you up (a parent, a roommate).
  • Put your phone accross the room and inside a glass to amplify the sound.
  • If your phone has an option for voice alarm, use it. Make it something really motivating or, even better, really annoying.
  • Combine all of the above for foolproof results.

Tips to get stuff done

  1. Chug your liquids! - The very first thing you should do after your feet touch the floor is drink some water and drink something caffeinated (yes, in that order) (caffeine because it will kick in by the time you’re done with breakfast and water because caffeine can be dehydrating + water will also jumpstart your body).
  2. Put on some fluffy socks - okay maybe this is just a personal thing but I’m personally much less likely to go back to bed once i have some socks on.
  3. Smol workout - do something that will send blood to your brain. It can literally be ten jumping jacks.
  4. Breakfast? Not yet - you’ve gotten up, you want food, understandable. BUT remember that book/notebook you put on your table last night? Well, get to work on it for 15-30 minutes. You may be sleepy and not able to comprehend much of what you’re doing, but the important thing is that once you come back from having breakfast, you will already have started, which is the most difficult part.
  5. Avoid anything with a shit-ton of sugar - it will give you a sugar crash in about an hour and all you’ll want to do is go back to bed. (Personal rec is overnight oats with some fruit on top - delicious, fast af and super filling and energizing).
  6. A big breakfast can make you sleepy. Instead, make it a little bit smaller and have some healthy snacks (like hummus) throughout the morning. Look at them as your reward for studying.
  7. Stay off the internet. During breakfast, I find that social media (especially youtube) tend to put me off working afterwards, as they give me something more insteresting to do. Therefore I reccommend you either find something else to do (write your to do list, read a book) or limit your Internet time to 5-10 minutes.
  8. Remember that you control your mindset. If after doing all of this you still don’t feel like studying, it’s perfectly okay to stare at your desk for five minutes and have an argument with yourself about how much you do want to study. Seems stupid but trust me, it works most of the time.

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Ask me my top threes:
  • 1: Top 3 ice cream flavors
  • 2: Top 3 Disney Movies
  • 3: Top 3 vacation destinations
  • 4: Top 3 places to shop
  • 5: Top 3 subjects of study/classes to take
  • 6: Top 3 make up products
  • 7: Top 3 music artists
  • 8: Top 3 spices/herbs
  • 9: Top 3 drinks
  • 10: Top 3 apps to use
  • 11: Top 3 months of the year
  • 12: Top 3 clothing items
  • 13: Top 3 binge perfect tv shows
  • 14: Top 3 romantic dates
  • 15: Top 3 kinds of flower
  • 16: Top 3 christmas movies
  • 17: Top 3 OTPs
  • 18: Top 3 quotes to describe your life
  • 19: Top 3 characteristics you love about yourself
  • 20: Top 3 kinds of candy
  • 21: Top 3 ways to exercise/ be active
  • 22: Top 3 spirit animals
  • 23: Top 3 petnames
  • 24: Top 3 books read outside of school
  • 25: Top 3 most used websites
  • 26: Top 3 people you last texted
  • 27: Top 3 hashtags you use
  • 28: Top 3 instagram accounts you follow
  • 29: Top 3 guilty pleasures
  • 30: Top 3 summer activities
  • 31: Top 3 things to draw/doodle
  • 32: Top 3 aesthetics
  • 33: Top 3 things you'd buy if you gained three million dollars
  • 34: Top 3 ways to treat yourself
  • 35: Top 3 celebrity crushes
  • 36: Top 3 books from your childhood
  • 37: Top 3 accents to hear
  • 38: Top 3 scents
  • 39: Top 3 "Friends" quotes
  • 40: Top 3 cupcake flavors
  • 41: Top 3 fruits
  • 42: Top 3 places you've had amazing pizza from
  • 43: Top 3 sports teams to watch
  • 44: Top 3 crayola colors
  • 45: Top 3 things you hope to accomplish in college
  • 46: Top 3 fanfictions you've read
  • 47: Top 3 people you miss right now
  • 48: Top 3 fears
  • 49: Top 3 favorite literary devices
  • 50: Top 3 pet peeves
  • 51: Top 3 physical things you find attractive
  • 52: Top 3 bad habits
  • 53: Top 3 pets you've had/wish to have
  • 54: Top 3 types of foreign food
  • 55: Top 3 things you want to say to someone in your lifetime
  • 56: Top 3 dog breeds
  • 57: Top 3 cheesy romance movies
  • 58: Top 3 languages you speak/wish to speak
  • 59: Top 3 series (book, movie, television)
  • 60: Top 3 pizza toppings
  • 61: Top 3 youtubers you're subscribed to
  • 62: Top 3 tattoo / piercing ideas
  • 63: Top 3 awards you want to win
  • 64: Top 3 emojis
  • 65: Top 3 cars you dream of owning
  • 66: Top 3 authors
  • 67: Top 3 historical figures
  • 68: Top 3 baby names
  • 69: Top 3 DIYs
  • 70: Top 3 smoothie combos/flavors
  • 71: Top 3 songs of this month
  • 72: Top 3 questions of this post you want to be asked
  • 73: Top 3 villains
  • 74: Top 3 Cities you want to see
  • 75: Top 3 recipes you want to try
  • 76: Top 3 dream jobs
  • 77: Top 3 lucky items
  • 78: Top 3 traditions you have
  • 79: Top 3 things you miss about being a kid
  • 80: Top 3 harry potter characters
  • 81: Top 3 lies you were told
  • 82: Top 3 pictures in your camera roll right now
  • 83: Top 3 turn ons
  • 84: Top 3 turn offs
  • 85: Top 3 magazines/news papers/ journals to read
  • 86: Top 3 things you wish you had known earlier
  • 87: Top 3 spongebob episodes
  • 88: Top 3 places to be in the world
  • 89: Top 3 things you'd do differently
  • 90: Top 3 TV shows from your childhood
  • 91: Top 3 meals you love
  • 92: Top 3 kinds of tea
  • 93: Top 3 embarrassing moments
  • 94: Top 3 holidays to celebrate
  • 95: Top 3 things to do in the rain
  • 96: Top 3 things to do in the snow
  • 97: Top 3 items you can't leave the house w/o
  • 98: Top 3 movies you'd like to see
  • 99: Top 3 art mediums
  • 100: Top 3 museums you've been to
  • 101: Top 3 school memories
  • 102: Top 3 things you don't/Won't miss
  • 103: Top 3 pick up lines
  • 104: Top 3 sports to watch
  • 105: Top 3 taylor swift songs
How to get into pet space when you’re single / in a LDR

I know it can be difficult to get into pet space when you don’t have an owner to aid in the transition but here are some things you can do at home by yourself:

Canine:

  • Eat things that require you to tear at your food and use your molars (EX. roast, beef jerky, etc.)
  • Go to the store and browse the collar / toy aisle
  • Buy yourself a collar or toy, even if you are unowned (you deserve it)
  • Eat food and drink water from a bowl
  • Toss your toy on the floor and pounce on it
  • Roll around on your back to scratch your back
  • Get on the floor and play with your dog or cuddle against him while he’s sleeping
  • Explore your room while crawling around on your hands and knees, move things around with your nose and paw at things
  • Wear your hair down and messy (especially if you’re a wolf)
  • Shake your head and burrow into your hands like they are paws
  • Go nuts when you’re in the bath

Feline:

  • Lick your hands like a cat licks it’s paws
  • Eat food and drink water from a bowl
  • Spoil yourself with a feathery toy or a collar
  • Crouch down and pounce on your toy
  • Let yourself get carried away with some string
  • Curl up in a ball while you watch TV or go on your phone
  • Practice sitting with good posture
  • Spoil yourself again with some high end food from a fancy plate
  • Avoid the bath (but secretly love them)
  • Meow and make small noises at your cat

Bunnies:

  • Go outside and crawl around in the grass (maybe even throw in a few hops)
  • Nom on some sweet veggies or fruits
  • Actually, chew on anything
  • Wriggle the nose
  • Like cats, if if fits, you sits or hides
  • Lay in the flowers
  • Play with balls or small toys
  • Pick things up with your mouth then throw them, run and pick them up again

Pony:

  • Go walking/trotting/running through the woods
  • Wear your hair down or in twisted tail bun 
  • Brush your hair or let it go wild
  • See if you can find a small lead-rope or make one
  • Put a baggie/bowl of oatmeal/oats (plus water or milk) in the microwave, so it’s cooked and treat yourself to a healthy snack. (can be topped with fruit as well)
  • Chew on some sugar cubes, not too many, don’t make yourself sick
Swear Jar

It’s been way too long since i’ve written fanfiction and SuperCorp just had to drag my whipped ass down that hole again

Based on a prompt i saw on tumblr a long time ago about Kara actually having a swear jar for Lena and after a night together Lena just shoves her credit card inside… If anyone knows the post please tell me so I can amrk it here! 

It’s also on AO3 :http://archiveofourown.org/works/9567863


The first sign Lena Luthor had become a constant in their lives comes on a Saturday morning.

It’s subtle, it really is, and it takes Alex longer than she likes to admit to see. She doesn’t notice at first, when she uses her key to open Kara’s apartment door and heads straight to the kitchen after her sister’s greeting.

Kara’s not even surprised, it’s Saturday, which means breakfast together. And it’s the third Saturday, which means blueberry pancakes. And by the stack of fruit currently sitting on top of the counter, she hasn’t forgotten what day it is.

(She never does, it’s food after all.

Alex should really stop hoping her sister ever would.

Because it usually leads to an expletive from her and there are only a certain amount of one dollar bills Alex carries around.)

“I heard that!” Kara exclaims, pointing a finger at her sister and giggles when Alex retrieves her wallet from her pocket to fish for a note

‘Get exchange’, she adds on her mental list right after ‘buy Maggie’s vegan ice cream’ and ‘convince Maggie to watch The L Word with me’.

(“Danvers, I adore you, but I can only go through that once.”)

It’s when she notices. She would really like to say she reacted in a better way; she would really like to say she just smirked knowingly and continued the day. But no, of course it didn’t happen that way. She gasped and chuckled, then proceeded to cough for a whole minute trying to cover it.

Because right in between the ‘Cooler Danvers’ and ‘Mags Swags’ jars rested another one. Belonging to no one other than Lena Luthor.

Lee :)

And Alex should have seen it coming, because there’s only a reasonable amount of fake interviews Kara could come up with before just admitting she just wanted to hang out with the woman. Fucking Maggie.

“I heard that too!”

She puts two dollars into her jar before adding ‘pay five bucks to Maggie’ in her mental list. She should’ve have seen it coming.

She tries not to think about the jars that had already taken place besides hers. Tech Nerd; Better Lane; Jimmy Bravo; Mon-El. She thinks about how hers it’s the only one around. She really hopes those two others stay this time.

**

The first time she actually sees it happening is during game night the following week.

Lena sits on the other side of the counter, directly in front of Alex, her expression nothing like the one she saw when the woman arrived. Any resemblance of a smile gone from her face and she stares back at Alex.

Winn and Maggie are already out of this hand and the Luthor waits for Alex to decide if she’ll cover it.

“I’ll cover it.”

And it’s when James and Kara come to join them, Kara handing a glass of wine for Lena, hand resting at the small of her back. Alex sees the look Maggie gives her and the raise in her eyebrows. She chooses to ignore both.

Lena downs her hand, smug smile already on her lips, and okay, Alex has to admit she’s growing fond of the woman in front of her. Especially when Kara is looking at her like that.

But when Alex copies her, she’s sure no one but herself and Kara heard the fainted “shit” coming out of her mouth and an audible gasp from her sister. Lena doesn’t budge, but lets out a sigh and leans in, stretching her arm towards her jar. She tucks in a ten dollar bill before looking back at Kara, raised eyebrow in a silent question. A frown appears in her face but she nods nevertheless.

“Saving for the rest of the night.” Lena explains before looking at Alex once more. “I’ve finally found a rival on poker.”

By the end of the night, Lena adds two extra dollars in her jar and Alex slips her own five in hers.

**

“How long until those two bang?” Maggie asks her later, when James and Winn had already left for good twenty minutes, after dragging Alex out of the apartment and the poker tournament her girlfriend indulged with Lena.

“What?”

“Your sister and Lena.”

“What!”

“Don’t tell me you didn’t see.”

“You know what; I’m not talking about it.”

“I give them two months.”

**

The second time it happens is three weeks later, when Maggie finally had some time off of work and it was one of those nights the DEO didn’t need Alex or Supergirl.

Maggie curls against her side, hand automatically wrapping around her shoulders and a lingering kiss against her temple.

This time, when the two arrived for movie night, a sheepish Kara opening the door to let them in, Alex reaction was smoother.

Way smoother.

But the sight one the one and only Lena Luthor sitting in her sister’s couch, flannel pajama pants (which she was rather sure it was her sister’s) and loose t-shirt, was definitely not one she was expecting to see.

(She ignores the huge grin on her girlfriend’s face and drags her to the loveseat after grabbing two bottles of beer.)

“No horror movies!” Kara shouts from the kitchen.

“No romances either!” Alex shouts back. “Do you know what we should watch?” The urge to grin is too strong and she ends up with a huge smile towards her glaring girlfriend.

“Alex, no.”

“We should watch The L Word.”

“No!” The exclamation comes from both Lena and Maggie at the same time and they share a knowing look.

Kara comes back from the kitchen, ice cream for herself and glass of wine for Lena, to find her sister laughing at the exasperation in the other two faces.

The one who recovers first is Lena, sitting up straighter and sighing before looking at Alex.

“Look, it’s a classic and basically every non-straight girl has watched it, but once was enough watching that shit.”

“Lena.”

“I’ll put a dollar on it next time I get up, don’t worry.”

They settle down with Orphan Black, after all, and if Alex notices her sister’s hand on Lena’s thigh, she doesn’t mention. Neither does she mention the way they lean into each other after thirty minutes. Or how, by the end of the second episode, Kara’s head is dropped in Lena’s shoulder, the latter letting her hands run through the other’s hair.

She also ignores the ‘they’re definitely banging’ Maggie whispers against her ear before she gets up to get herself another beer.

**

Third time happens after a very distressed Kara arrived at the DEO pacing and rambling about how Lena freaking Luthor knew.

(Of course she did; Alex thinks everyone does.

Kara does a very poor job at hiding it.)

But her sister is going crazy in front of her because she thinks Alex is going to hate her for letting her secret slip like that.

Instead, Alex shrugs, it was bound to happen sooner or later, and she would kill someone before telling them she rather liked Lena.

(She was really good at poker and could handle her alcohol. That was enough.

The fact that she made Kara smile like that was nothing but a bonus.)

When Alex put a stop to her pacing, hand on her shoulder, she was met by a pout and puppy eyes. How could she be mad after that?

And when she just smiled and told Kara to pick Lena Luthor up and bring her in to sign the NDA, Kara hugged her, a tad too tightly, not that she would mention it to her excited sister, and flied off.

(They came back an hour later, Lena blurting out a different expletive every time Alex showed her another room. Every time to be met with a scold from Supergirl.)

**

Maybe Alex should consider giving Kara’s apartment key back.

Because on a Saturday, four weeks after the last incident, she lets herself in, bags of groceries swinging as she uses her ankle to close the door behind her.

(It’s scrambled eggs and bacon day and two years ago she learned Kara could eat at least a dozen eggs.

And grocery shopping isn’t her best skill.)

The first sign this Saturday isn’t like the others is the lack of cheerful greeting from a very excited Kara Danvers as soon as she opened the door. The opposite, to be honest, it is way too quiet for her sister to even be home. When she starts questioning that maybe there was a Supergirl emergency she hears a loud thud coming from Kara’s bedroom.

It leads her to the second sign. A black purse lying down at the counter, coat haphazardly thrown by the side. Both not her sister’s.

And Kara comes running from the hallway, blushed cheeks and disheveled hair, just pulling down an oversized shirt over. Third sign. And she wanted to scream in frustration because Maggie has been winning most of the bets so far.

“Alex! What are you doing here?”

“It’s Saturday.”

“Is it?”

She puts the grocery bag down on the counter and looks at her sister. Kara fidgets under her gaze. She should go. And leave the key behind.

But then, tentative footsteps come from the hall and when she looks over, Lena Fucking Luthor stands there, unbuttoned shirt barely reaching the middle of her thighs. When she catches the stare, the change is unbelievable. Gone is the woman who was just caught off guard and standing there was the CEO, raised chin and long confident steps until she reaches for the coat.

“Lena?” Kara asks but she just smiles and takes her credit card off the pocket.

She’s not doing it, she’s not going to, oh, she did it. No! No, this is more than I needed to know.

“Before I forget.” She puts it inside her jar and, at least, blushes a little when she sees the look Alex is giving her, before she goes back to the bedroom.

Kara looks like a mess, pretty much a broken mess gasping for air and blushing up to the tip of her ears.

Because, fifth sign, next to ‘Lee :)’ is a fourth jar. Puppy Danvers. Alex counts maybe half a dozen bills shoved inside before tearing her eyes away.

“I’ll call next time.” Kara blushes harder, and she thinks this morning broke her sister. Kara squeaks a hurries goodbye and once she’s outside, she hears the door being locked from the inside. Not very helpful now.

Finish Hank’s report; pick up clothes at the laundry; clean my eyes with bleach; give Maggie ten doll-twenty, give Maggie twenty dollars. Maggie was right, Lena Luthor was definitely a black lace kind of woman.

Buy two bottles of bleach.