the highlight of the highlight of my week

14.01.17 // *yay my blog reached 1000 followers*

Swatches of Zebra Mildliners and Original Stabilo Boss pastel higlighters ♡ - i didnt edit this picture so that you can see the original colour
PS// Its been nearly three weeks since ive had my studyblr and its already on 1000 followers!!!
I cant thank you guys enough omg! \(^o^)/

my makeup looks kinda good today i guess?


Saturday, 10 December 2016

Inspired theme(s):
theme-bonding occasion

it’s reassuring to have as an ally, but terrifying as an opponent

Thought I’d share my studying technique since it seems to be doing well for me:

- I always revise my lecture notes at the end of 
the week and then I add relevant notes from 
the text 
- I print them out and go over/ highlight key 
points for the exam (about a week in advance)
- Then to study, I’ll write out those 
highlighted key points a few days before the 
- Lastly, I just review those handwritten notes 
until I feel comfortable with the material

I’ve found that by breaking the material up and reviewing bit by bit helps avoid cram sessions - which reduces stress/test anxiety. And the repetition definitely plays a major role in memorizing/understanding concepts efficiently! I admit it’s hard to find the motivation to do this for each class and each week… but honestly if you have bad test anxiety/ stress a lot before exams this helps a TON. It definitely helped me!

What tips do you guys have?

[2/100 days of productivity]
16th october 2016 / finished off some homework for german and wrote a second review sheet for my electric charge exam next week. i also started a new t-shirt embroidery for my friend’s birthday ! ft. my fave pens and highlighter — uni pin fineliner 0.5mm, muji gel ink pen 0.5mm and pilot frixion light highlighter in soft green ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ x


So I know that I said I’d post an update about where I’d disappeared to, only to disappear again, but a lot has happened, some of which you guys probably don’t want to know about since it’s kinda depressing, so all I’m gonna say for now is: 1. thank you so much to everyone that’s sent me a message in the time that I’ve been gone, you honestly don’t know how much your messages have helped me in the last few days, 2. I’m sorry for disappearing and I’ll try to be more active and at least answer a few MTLs in the coming days, so feel free to send some in, and 3. MY WINGS ALBUMS CAME IN!!!

So here’s where the point of this announcement comes in: I was sort of hoping for a Hoseok, Yoongi, and/or Namjoon photo card. SO, if any of you got one of those photo cards, and would like to trade for one of the photo cards that I got, please message me ^-^ Also, I got 4 posters (all of them are the same) so if you’re wanting to trade photo cards and also want a poster, just let me know~ You’ll have to tell me your address, so if you’re under 18 then please ask your parents first!

I know I say this a lot and probably don’t show it enough, but I truly do love you guys, and I don’t know what I would do without you all~ I might make a later update about what’s been going on, but for now, I want you all to be as happy as you can be. If there’s anything I can do to make you happier, please let me know <3

Mini insta giveaway (makes more sense if you’ve just watched my latest video). To enter this mini insta giveaway for these two Topshop Highlighters, simply - follow this account, screen grab this image and post ‘I just entered @louisepentland’s Topshop Beauty Giveaway! Check it out!’. Tag me in your picture so I can see it! ❤️. That’s all. I’ll insta DM the winner on Weds next week. Open globally. ❤️. To be super clear, it’s just the highlighters. If you’d like to win the lipsticks, check out my big ol’ video, linked in my bio! ❤️ Good luck!

Highlights of my week

Here are the highlights of my week:

*Hearing from my son’s teacher that he has made significant progress in reading. He still has to work on it, and his hand writing, but he is improving.

*Seeing the look on Nelson’s face when we met the members of August Burns Red. Nelson got the vinyl he wanted and it was a fantastic show. We also saw ‘68 play and they were phenomenal. The other bands really sucked, but the one guy kept dancing and doing hilarious things, so at least I got to laugh. I have never laughed at anyone performing music, I felt kinda bad, but I couldn’t help myself. He was beyond ridiculous.

*Spending the night in a nice hotel and not having to rush home after the show. There’s something about being in a hotel room that thrills me. I think it’s the lack of responsibility. Of course, I clean up after myself, but I don’t have to dust or anything.

*Getting the best Valentine’s Day gift I’ve ever gotten. I’ve never liked the holiday, but this one was good. I’ve wanted a wall filled with photos of various sizes, different types of pictures, and different frames for years. I finally have one. Thank you again, Nelson. The photos are beautiful and the frames are too. I can’t wait to add to what I’ve hung up already.

*Having a nice day in Richmond, watching Nelson take pictures, and watching him get two new tattoos.

*Playing Overcooked.

*Buying Madden 15 so we can play the football. I also scored a sweet Gears of War 4 lanyard for 4 bucks. Heck yeah!

*Binge watching Breaking Bad. It makes me sad to watch it sometimes but it’s still so great.

*A photo shoot that made me feel beautiful. You’ll see the results shortly.

*Starting a new painting.

*Having a conversation that put things into perspective. Sometimes hope is a hard thing to have. Depression can sink its teeth in so deep that you don’t think it will ever let go, but you have to fight it. I’m going to fight and find hope again.

*Knowing that the pain I’ve had in my foot will be better this coming Tuesday.

Those were the highlights of my week. What were yours?

Highlights of my week

Here are the highlights of my week:

*Having a nice Valentine’s Day. I’ve always hated it because I had never had a good experience on that day. I think you should show love and do special things all year round, but at the same time I secretly wanted that day to be special for me too. We had already exchanged gifts prior to Valentine’s Day, so I was so surprised to find flowers, choclate, and sprinkles (for the ice cream) waiting for me when I got home. Thank you Nelson. I adore you.


*My service for jury duty being cancelled. I hope I don’t get called again. I’m going to get out of it if I do, dang right.

*Looking at the beautiful pictures Nelson has taken. He has also started on my blackouts so I can get my book done.

*Seeing the Lego Batman movie. It was amazing. The reference to shark repellant was genius and made me so happy. It also made me think a bit. I’ll admit I cried.

*Talking about why Batman is so much better than Superman, and how Superman is overrated with my kiddo. He had been explaining all of this to Miss Carrie at his after school program, so we continued the conversation on the way home. I like talking to him about that stuff. It’s fun and he is pretty smart for an eight year old.

*Writing. The picture poems have been fun, and I’ve enjoyed writing prose this past week.

*Getting messages about the photo shoot I did. I was nervous to do that, but I’m glad I did. I, like everyone, have body image issues. To get such kind messages was uplifting and made me feel good.

Those were the highlights of my week. What were yours?

Author Recs!

I decided back in September that every few weeks, I was going to post a note about an author or two that I truly love and think needs all the kudos for their amazing work.  I will normally highlight an old favorite and a new favorite.  I apologize that I have really let this go for so long and not kept up with my “every few weeks” promise.  But, since I have a LOOOOONG list, I can rectify that by highlighting several old favorites and several (relatively) new favorites! 

As an aside, all story links will either be to their latest chapter of the story mentioned or a series masterlist.  Authors below the cut!  Please go out and give these folks some much-deserved love - follow them, read them, like and reblog them, and don’t forget to leave comments!  It truly makes an author’s day to receive comments!

Originally posted by itsokaysammy

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