10.16.2017

Baked Cinnamon Vanilla Donuts

It has been way too long since I shared a good recipe on the blog, so I am back today to share this delicious baked donut recipe! 


On my new 101 in 1001 list, one of my goals was to bake my own donuts. I love donuts and I wanted to attempt to make some myself. Then a few weeks ago I found a recipe that looked great on Pinterest, so I decided to make them on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Except I didn't own a donut pan. Luckily, I found a way to make your own donut "mold" out of foil, and it included another yummy donut recipe that I decided to try. 

I got the recipe and the DIY donut pan idea from Top With Cinnamon, but I did one thing differently. Instead of rolling the foil into a donut shape, I just used a bagel I had and wrapped foil around it to create donut molds. I ended up just make 4 larger molds, so I got 4 giant donuts, but if you make smaller molds then you will get more donuts! 

Baked Cinnamon Vanilla Donuts:
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1/4 cup (2 oz / 55g) granulated sugar
2 tbsp + 1 tsp brown sugar
1 large egg
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp baking soda
1/2 – 3/4 tsp ground nutmeg, to taste
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/3 cups (6 oz / 170g) all purpose flour
1/2 cup (125 ml) milk
Topping:

3 tbsp butter
1/4 cup – 1/2 cup (2-4 oz / 55-110g) sugar
1- 2 tbsp cinnamon
2 tbsp vanilla sugar (optional)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Spray your (diy) donut pan(s) using non stick spray or brush with oil using a pastry brush. If you’re using the diy donut pans, place them on a cookie sheet.
In a bowl, cream together the butter, vegetable oil, and sugars till smooth.
Add the eggs, beating to combine.
Stir in the baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, salt, and vanilla.
Stir the flour into the butter mixture alternately with the milk, beginning and ending with the flour and making sure everything is thoroughly combined.
Spoon the batter into a disposable plastic sandwich bag. Cut off the tip of one corner and pipe batter into the prepared pans, filling each cavity 2/3 full.Bake the donuts for 10-18 minutes, or until they’re a pale golden brown and a cake tester inserted into the middle of one of the center muffins comes out clean.
Remove them from the oven, and let them cool for a couple of minutes, or until you can handle them. While they’re cooling, melt the butter for the topping (this is easily done in the microwave), and mix cinnamon and sugar(s) in a shallow, wide bowl.
Remove the donuts from the foil/donut pan. Use a pastry brush to brush the each donut with the melted butter, then roll in cinnamon and sugar.
Serve warm, or cool on a rack and wrap airtight. Store for a day or so at room temperature.
Not too shabby for my first try at making donuts. I will probably buy a donut pan sometime soon since I would love to try more recipes now that I liked these. I just didn't want to splurge on a pan that I would only use once or twice! 
Have you ever made your own donuts? Share in the comments below! 
xo, Scarlett

10.12.2017

My Current Favorite Hair Products


I know I don't typically do hair/beauty posts on the blog, but I have been loving a few of the products I have been using recently, and I wanted to share those with you!

1. Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Hairspray-
I definitely do not use hairspray every day, but when I need to keep some baby hairs down or keep some curls in, I reach for this spray. It doesn't leave my hair feeling crunchy afterwards, which is always a plus. And it actually works really well at keeping my hair curly, which is saying a lot since my hair is naturally very straight and curls usually fall out within a few hours. I also like the smell of this spray, and I don't find it overpowering like the scent of some hair sprays.

2. Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Refreshing Dry Shampoo-
I didn't start using dry shampoo until college, and I have no idea why it took me that long because it is a life-saver. I usually wash my hair every third day, and this stuff keeps it looking good on day 3 before I wash it. If you find yourself washing you hair every day because it looks greasy, I definitely recommend trying some dry shampoo!

3. Pantene Expert Intense Hydration Conditioner-
I was sent this conditioner and it's matching shampoo in an Influenster box a few months ago, but I didn't start using it until I moved into school this year. The shampoo is fine and I will use it, but the conditioner is really good! I love the subtle scent of it, and my hair always feels very soft after I use it. Obviously most conditioners do that, but I swear this completely smooths my hair.

4. Maple Holistics Tea Tree Shampoo-
Maple Holistics reached out to me about a month ago and asked if I would like to try their tea tree shampoo. I was excited to try it since tea tree is known for clearing dead skin cells from hair follicles and combating dandruff. I have dry skin in general, but it gets even worse during the colder months. I am happy to report that this shampoo has been keeping my hair flake-free and it smells amazing! Tee tree, rosemary, and lavender are three of the main ingredients, so it smells like you are having a relaxing spa day every time you shower. It is also sulfate free, and is all natural, so if you are trying to find great natural beauty products, this is one you have to try!

What are your favorite hair care products? Share in the comments below!
xo, Scarlett

10.09.2017

A Day In My Life - Fall 2017



This semester has been one of my favorites so far, so I decided I wanted to do another day in the life post so you guys could get a glimpse into what one of my days is like! This semester I don't have any classes on Fridays and only 1 on Mondays, so most of my classes are crammed into Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. Today I am going to give you a glimpse into what a typical Tuesday/Thursday looks like for me this semester, but I might share my Wednesday before the semester is over!

7:40: wake up, eat breakfast, and get ready for class

8:25: Leave for class

8:35: Religion class

9:50- study between classes in a lobby on campus

10:30- Audiology

11:45- Go back to my apartment and eat lunch. During this time I usually do devotions too, and clean up the kitchen or my room if it needs it. If I have extra time, I will work ahead on homework or watch a show.

1:00- Go study before class with one of my speech path friends.

1:30- Child Language Development- this class is probably my favorite this semester. It is so interesting, and we get to watch a lot of videos of children talking lol.

2:45- go back to my apartment and eat a snack.

3:00- go to the gym with K- this is something we try to do every Tuesday/Thursday since we have the class before together, but if something comes up it isn't a huge deal if we skip a day. I began getting allergy shots in September, and sometimes I end up getting shots during that time instead.

4:15- shower (if I worked out) or do homework.

5:00- start prepping dinner/ eat dinner. Sometimes I make something simple like pasta or chicken, but often I have leftovers on weeknights so it doesn't take too long to get together!

5:45- work on homework or the blog. The rest of the evening I usually spend in just working on stuff. Sometimes I have a meeting or event to go to for an hour or two, but for the most part it is pretty chill. If I need a change of scenery, occasionally I will go to one of my favorite study spots on campus or off campus to a coffee shop with a friend.

11:00- Get ready for bed. This almost always includes writing my to-do list for the next day and reading for at least a few minutes before I fall asleep!

If you want to learn more about speech pathology as a major, read this post I wrote last spring!

What does a typical day look like to you? Share in the comments!
xo, Scarlett

10.05.2017

Recently Reading: September 2017


original image via Design Love Fest


This month, I technically read 3 books, but I am including 2 that I finished at the very end of August that didn't make it into my last Recently Reading post! I am happy to say that I have been reading almost every day so far this semester, even if it is just for 5 minutes before bed. I have been trying to spend less time on social media and pick up my book during that time instead, and so far I have been loving it! 

The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen-
I feel like every time I read a Sarah Dessen book I don't have much to say since all of her books have a similar feel. Again, this one did not disappoint and was a fairly quick summer read. I definitely don't want to spoil the ending, but I liked the choice that Emaline ended up making, which made this book a pretty satisfying read. I also do really like how she makes references in her books to other books she has written, such as in this book I noticed one of the characters was cousins with two characters from one of her other books.

The Breakdown by B. A. Paris- 
Let me start out by saying so many thrillers get compared to Gone Girl. But let's be honest, most are not similar at all and are not on that level. But this book is one that I would compare to Gone Girl. You are only getting one perspective in this book, so you question what is actually going on and whether you can trust that character's point of view. And I swore by page 35 I knew who did it, and it totally looked like I was right until the very end. Turns out I was not completely right, and I definitely didn't predict what happened! Since I have loved both of the books I read by B.A. Paris this summer, I cannot wait for her next book to come out next summer. Definitely going to be picking it up as soon as it comes out!


Never Let You Go by Chevy Stevens-
I had never even heard of Chevy Stevens until a few months ago, but this book was very good! I will definitely be picking up more thrillers by Chevy Stevens in the future. I loved this book because while you knew that things were happening like the home invasion and her daughter being shadowed, you didn't know who was actually doing it and it messes with your mind. I also didn't guess the twist that would happen, and I was completely shocked by it! Highly recommend this thriller!


Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer-
This book is about 3 high school best friends as they try to be at the top of their class and get everything they want. It totally sounds like a fluffy book that middle school Scarlett would've loved, but it ended up being better than I expected! I really liked the main character, Gigi, and I definitely wanted the best for her throughout the book which made me enjoy it more. This is also a pretty quick read, so it would be great to read during the school year if you don't have much time on your hands. Overall I recommend it, especially if you like Sarah Dessen type books.


True Believer by Nicholas Sparks-
I was drawn towards this Nicholas Sparks book because it had a small mystery too, so it wasn't just completely focused on being a romance novel. An investigative journalist from NYC travels to a small town in North Carolina to try to find the truth behind mysterious lights that show up in a cemetery there. And in true Nicholas Sparks form, he finds a girl while he is there. But of course, you will have to read the book for yourself to see if they actually end up together and see what is causing the mysterious lights. I would recommend this one, but I will warn you that it took me about a week to actually get into. The beginning was pretty slow for me, but once I got about halfway through I got more invested.

Have you read any good books recently? Leave your recommendations in the comments!
xo, Scarlett

10.02.2017

101 in 1001 vol. 2


To see what I accomplished on my first 101 in 1001 list, click here

Start date: September 29, 2017
End date: June 26, 2020

School/ Learning:
1. Get my bachelors
2. Read 45 new books
3. Read 5 non-fiction books
4. Take a cooking class
5. Read a Jane Austen book
6. Watch 10 Ted Talks
7. Make the Deans List again
8. Get an externship I love
9. Read all of the books that Sarah Dessen has written

Travel:
10. Go to 2 new states
11. Go to one new country
12. Visit a new zoo
13. Visit a friend during Summer 2018
14. Visit a cat cafe
15. Step foot in the Pacific Ocean
16. Go to Chicago again
17. Go on a trip with friends (at least one night overnight)
18. Go to 2 hot air balloon shows
19. See a light house in person
20. Go to a drive through wildlife preserve 

Michigan:
21. Visit a rooftop restaurant
22. Go to a farmer's market in Grand Rapids
23. See the sunset at Lake Michigan
24. Go up north
25. Go to Tulip Time
26. Go to a museum in Grand Rapids
27. Try 5 new restaurants in Grand Rapids

Entertainment:
28. Do a "fondue night" with friends
29. Go apple picking
30. Carve a pumpkin
31. Try 5 new coffee shops
32. Go to 3 concerts
33. Begin and finish a TV series
34. Go to an escape room
35. Go skiing
36. Go iceskating
37. Go kayaking or canoeing
38. Go to a drive-in movie
39. Go rock climbing
40. Drive around to look at Christmas lights
41. Have friends from my floor freshman year over
42. Take pictures in a photo booth
43. Go to a football game
44. Go mini golfing

Health:
45. Do 1 week without social media
46. Have a no-tech weekend
47. Go to a spin class
48. Do a 30 Day Challenge
49. Do a 5K
50. Journal for 30 days straight
51. Finish my red journal
52. Workout 20x in 30 days
53. Go to bed by 10pm for a week
54. Don't wear any makeup for a full week
55. Read the entire Bible
56. Complete a whole devotional book
57. try hot yoga

For others:
58. Donate to a cause I believe in
59. Send flowers to someone for no reason
60. Register to be an organ donor


Creativity:
61. Knit something
62. Take a picture a day for 1 month
63. Make pottery
64. Invest in a new lens
65. Try a new Pinterest craft
66. Complete the alphabet photo challenge
67. photograph one spot in all 4 seasons
68. Make a Jamaica photo book
69. Make an undergrad scrapbook

Blog:
70. Make $(amount private) on The Trendy Chick
71. Blog every day for 1 month
72. Make 3 new Youtube videos
73. Collab with 5 people or brands
74. Reach 4,000 followers on Pinterest
75. Reach 900 followers on Twitter
76. Reach 1,100 followers on Bloglovin'
77. Move to self-hosted
78. Start a new blog series

Miscellaneous:
79. Make lava cakes
80. Make donuts
81. Make a homemade pie
82. Make an acai bowl
83. Get a massage
84. Watch the sunrise
85. Go night swimming
86. Learn how to do my makeup better
87. Buy a new everyday purse
88. Send birthday cards to my grandparents each birthday (0/6)
89. Send 15 cards (0/15)
90. Renew my license
91. Be vegan for a day (lol this will be a challenge)
92. Make my bed every day for a month straight
93. Clean out & purge my lip products drawer
94. Hide a note in a library book
95. Make a new 101 list by the time this list ends
96. Get a plant friend for Carol
97. Back up all of my pictures
98. Get my nails done
99. Have 50 recipes in my recipe box
100. Make a Spotify playlist for every season
101. Write a letter to myself to open at the end

When my first list began, I was going into my last semester of high school. During that time I picked a college, moved to a new state, and chose my major! I am so excited to begin my second list, and I can't wait to see all that I accomplish during these next few years too. During this list I am going to get my bachelor's and be just a month short of getting my master's by the time it ends. Due to being is school (and grad school) during this whole list, I didn't include anything too crazy. I did include a few "reach" items to challenge me, but for the most part it is things I can do while being a busy student!

Wish me luck!
xo, Scarlett

9.28.2017

101 in 1001 Final Recap!

When I first made my list, I was a senior in high school and still didn't know where I would be going to college. Now I am in my junior year, and I am proud to say that I accomplished a lot of what I had on my list! Here is the final list to show you what I officially accomplished and what I didn't finish.



Begin: January 1, 2015
End:  September 28, 2017

Completed: (81/101)

School/ Reading/ Learning new skills (12/13)
1. Graduate HS
2. Pick my college
3. Buy a new laptop 
4. Read 5 classic books (1984, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, Huckleberry Finn, As I Lay Dying, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close ) 
5. Read 20 new books total (124/20 - 1984, The Beginning of Everything, PLL #16, Let It Snow, The Book Thief, Divergent, The Orphan Train, Cinder, The Girl on the Train, All the Bright Places, What Alice Forgot, I Was Here, The One & Only, First Love, Insurgent, The Tipping Point, Vanishing Girls, The Devil In The White City, Defending Jacob, Allegiant, Crossing the Line, Luckiest Girl Alive, Just One Year, Just One Day, Just One Night, Saint Anything, A Hundred Summers, Fangirl, Let's Get Lost, What I Thought Was True, All The Light We Cannot See, Save Yourself, Library of Souls, Brain on Fire, Everything Leads To You, The Art Of Lainey, Hattie Ever After, The Here and Now, Allegra, 6 Months Later, The Luxe, Talking Pictures, Along The Infinite Sea, The Secret Life of Violet Grant, What She Knew, The Nightingale, To All The Boys I've Loved Before, Go Set A Watchman, P.S. I Still Love You, My Life After Now, The Summer I Turned Pretty, The Language of Flowers, The Opposite of Loneliness, The Devil You Know, Pieces of My Mother: A Memoir, Big Little Lies, The After Party, The Boys in the Boat, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, Hold Still, Vivian Apple at the End of the World, The Good Girl, Cartwheel, Better Off Friends, Who I Kissed, Visitation Street: A Novel, Hattie Big Sky, A Walk to Remember, We Were Liars, Damage Done, How I Lost You, Extraordinary Means, Guyaholic, These Girls: A Novel, All We Have Is Now, Rethink Missions, Skipping a Beat: A Novel, What Happened To Goodbye, Things You Won't Say, A Bend in the Road, A Summer Affair, Dreamland, Present Over Perfect, Along For The Ride, Utopia, Candide, The Choice, Huckleberry Finn, My Antonia, The Hypnotist's Love Story, This Lullaby, As I Lay Dying, The Woman In Cabin 10, The Last Anniversary, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, The Perfect Neighbors, The Girl You Left Behind, Modern Lovers, 4:50 from Paddington, The Circle, Until I Say Goodbye: My Year of Living With Joy, Three Wishes, The Boy Most Likely To, Wonder, Replacement Child, Pretty Girls, The Magnolia Story, The Widow, Behind Closed Doors, Emmy & Oliver, 13 Little Blue Envelopes, Where They Found her, The Last Little Blue Envelope, The Running Dream, Into the Water: A Novel, In a Dark, Dark Wood, The Moon and More, The Breakdown, Never Let You Go, Smart Girls Get What They Want, True Believer, Dear John, Choosing to SEE). 
6. Read 5 biographies/ nonfiction (5/5- Brain on Fire, Pieces of My Mother, The Boys In The Boat, The Replacement Child, My Year of Living With Joy,)
7. Read at least 30 minutes every day for 2 weeks(2/13/15-2/26/15)
8. Take a random online class 
9. Learn basic sign language (Januaury 2017)
10. Learn calligraphy
11. Learn to write better with my right hand (I'm left handed!) 
12. Learn a new skill (I learned how to use a darkroom for a photography class- 1/13/16)
13. Learn to play a song on an instrument- definitely attempted to play a song on the guitar, but apparently my small hands just aren't cut out for playing the guitar haha.

For Others (4/5)
14. Leave a 100% tip (June 25, 2015)
15. Pay for someone in line behind me
16. Buy a strangers meal
17. Give 5 "just because" gifts (brownies to K, 5 scrapbooks for friends)
18. Volunteer somewhere (1/22/16)

DIY (4/5)
19. Create a gallery wall
20. Buy something from a thrift store and DIY it 
21. Make a senior year scrapbook (I did not make one for myself, but I made 5 different ones for 
      friends so that counts!

22. Paint something (a painting, something random, etc)
23. Complete and blog about 3 Pinterest Projects (Twig DIY Decor, DIY Blanket Scarf, DIY Globe ) 


Travel (13/15)
24. Visit 3 new states (DC- yes not really a state but it kinda counts?, Minnesota, Iowa, Virginia)
25. Go to 3 concerts (4/04/15, 8/10/15, 10/07/15, 10/12/15, 10/2016, 3/2017)
26. Go to an amusement park 
27. Try something at 5 cafes (5/5)
28. Go to a baseball game (June 18, 2015)
29. Try a Laudree macaron- 
30. Go to the Mall of America
31. See a famous landmark I haven't seen I saw so many in DC! 
32. Go to a beach
33. Go on a missions trip
34. Go to a festival (Local fair with friends on 7/31/15)
35. Visit a new city (San Juan-March 2015)
36. Day trip to Chicago with friends
37. Go on a boat (big or small!)  
38. Visit 2 HS friends at college (2/2)



Health/Fitness (5/7)
39. Go 2 weeks without sweets/candy (In Jamaica I barely had any, and that is the closest I am going to get!)
40. Do a 5K 
41. Go to bed by 10pm every day for 2 weeks straight (January 2017)
42. Hold a plank for 2 minutes
43. another 30 Day Challenge  
44. Be able to do and hold a handstand (June 2015)
44. Go hiking somewhere (Hiked up a waterfall in Jamaica!)

Spiritual/ Personal (7/9)
45. Read the entire Bible (55/66)
46. Find a church I like at college
47. Complete the Romans Challenge (Read Romans 1-8 for 50 days)
48. Write in a journal every day for 1 month (July 2015)
49. Write a letter to be opened at the end of the 1001 days 
50. Make my bed for a week straight (June 2015) 
51. Unplug for 24 hours (1/29/16)
52. Change my hair   (2/19/15- I cut about half of it off!)  
53. Take a bath (I can't remember the last time I did... I always just shower) (July 2015)

Blog (8/10)
54. Meet a blogger in real life
55. Blog every day for a month (July 2015) 
56. Buy a nice camera
57. Learn to use nice camera
58. Get to 10,000 Pinterest followers
59. Get to 5,000 Instagram followers
60. Reach (and maintain!) Inbox Zero 
61. Double my daily page views (June 2015!) 
62. Host another blog link-up (What I Wish My Non-Blogging Friends Knew)
63. Do another video (Thrift Store Challenge: Dresses)

Entertainment (10/15)
64. Host a brunch for friends
65. Go on a picnic
66. Send 10 cards/ letters to HS friends while in college (10/10)
67. Surprise someone
68. Go to a drive-in movie
69. Host another board game night (July 14, 2015)
70. Have a Pinterest/crafting party 
71. Have a cookie exchange party
72. Go iceskating  (1/09/15) 
73. Go sledding
74. Do a leaf pile photo shoot (11.22.2016)
75. See a play or musical
76. Take pictures in a photo booth (4/07/15)
77. Have a snowball fight 
78. Go to a corn maze (10.17.15)

Miscellaneous (18/23)
79. Get a real job (July 2015)
80. Set off a floating lantern( 9.5.15)
81. Watch a sunrise (November 2016)
82. Get my nails done (I always just do them myself!) 
83. Go one month without shopping (10.07.15-11.07.15) 
84. Try 5 new foods ( 5/5- shark, calamari, quesito, fronut, naan)
85. Meet someone who inspires me 
86. Vote in an election
87. See a shooting star (8/12/15)
88. Buy a monogrammed baseball hat
89. Buy a Diptyque candle  
90. Buy fresh flowers for myself just because
91. Invest in a high end piece (makeup or fashion)
92. Collect 2 coffee table books
93. Find a go to lip color
94. Find my signature scent 

95. Organize my bathroom cabinet
96. Use up most of my BBW products (too many lotions and sprays over here...) 
97.Get rid of 10 things without replacing them 
98.Get rid of old magazines
99. Come up with 101 things ( this was very challenging!)
100. Finish this list
101.  Make a new list for the next 1001 days! 

Goals I didn't complete & comments:

  • learn to play a song on a new instrument- attempted to learn a song on a guitar but my small hands aren't cut out for it apparently lol 
  • buy a strangers meal- I didn't do this and I am bummed that I never thought of it when I was out! 
  • buy something from a thrift store and DIY it- I bought something, but I haven't completed the DIY yet... fail! 
  • go to an amusement park- honestly I am not really that into amusement parks so I am not sure why I put this to begin with? 
  • try a Laudree macaron- considering how I didn't travel anywhere with one, I couldn't. But I did find Le Bon macarons in Grand Rapids, and they sell the best macarons I have tried! So halfway successful?
  • do a 5K- no excuse for this one... but I am adding it to my new list in hopes that I will do one soon! 
  • hold a plank for 2 minutes- 2 minutes doesn't sound like a long time... but yikes. 
  • read the entire Bible- so close! Honestly I am so proud of myself for reading as much as I did. This summer I especially read a lot, so I am hoping to start over and read the entire Bible within the next year or two. 
  • complete the Romans challenge- Honestly I was saving this for when I read the whole Bible, so I just never got around to it. 
  • get to 10,000 Pinterest followers- My Pinterest wasn't growing much for a year or two, but I am happy to say we are finally growing again! This goal was still too far out there, but I am readjusting it for my next list. 
  • get to 5,000 Instagram followers- yikes. Instagram. Honestly I don't think I have grown at all since I began this list because of all the follow/unfollow and the algorithm stuff. I also didn't post much during my freshman... or sophomore year. So that is also partially on me! 
  • host a brunch with friends- never did this, but now that I am in my own apartment I hope to do it soon! 
  • go to a drive-in movie- bummed this never worked out during this previous summer, but fingers crossed it happens next summer! 
  • have a cookie exchange party- this was a goal I kind of lost interest in, so I didn't complete it. 
  • go sledding- I mean what can I say except that the best snow occurred right before finals last winter... and I was in Jamaica during snowy January so...have a snowball fight- see above
  • get my nails done- honestly not too bummed that I didn't do this one. I am sure someday I will get them done, but I enjoy painting them myself and have plenty of colors to choose from! Plus it saves me so much money to do them myself. 
  • vote in an election- since I go to school in Michigan but am from Illinois, it got more complicated and honestly slipped my mind until it was too late. Next time! 
  • buy a diptyque candle- this is another one that I just lost interest in. I am sure they are great, but I just don't really care enough to order one. 
  • collect 2 coffee table books- not sure what I was thinking when I put this one on here considering how I was going to be living in a dorm and wouldn't have a coffee table or any place to put pretty books? 
  • finish this list- I didn't finish obviously, but I did 81 things! To me, that makes this a success, because I might not have done any of those 81 things if it weren't for this list! 

Goal I am most proud of:

  • reading 124 books when I thought even 20 would be a stretch! I am so glad that I have started reading more in the past few years, and I can't wait to continue that in the future. 

Goals I am transferring to my new list:

  • go to a drive in movie
  • read the entire Bible
  • do a 5K
  • get my nails done 
Goals that challenged me the most
  • Blogging every day for a month
  • reading the whole Bible
  • Learn basic sign language
Here are some pictures of things that I did! I didn't capture everything, but here are a few that I could find! 
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#25- Colony House concert

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#32

Overall, I am so glad that I chose to make this 101 in 1001 list during my senior year! It got me out of my comfort zone many times, and I did do 81 things! (Just saying, if this was a test in school, I would have gotten a B, so that's not too shabby lol.)

Check back next Monday to see my new 101 in 1001 list! Also, if you want to make your own 101 in 1001 list, click here for some tips I shared right after I made my first one. If you have any questions or comments related to 101 in 1001 lists, leave them in the comments!
xo, Scarlett

9.25.2017

October Bullet Journal Spread

Another month ending, another monthly bullet journal spread to share! October is one of my favorite months because it is right in the middle of my favorite season. It was so fun creating this fall-themed spread for October, and I can't wait to come up with a fun theme for next month too! 


For the cover, I took inspiration from a similar design I saw on Pinterest. I added a few flairs of my own too, of course. The mini pumpkin patch is just perfect for October, and I like that it is a bit whimsical. I tried shading in the letters for October to create an ombre effect, and I think that it turned out pretty cute!


For my gratitude page, I went for a simple design since my writing takes up almost a whole page by the end of a month. I also added in an orange cat to keep with the orange/fall theme. I had a stencil, so it was super easy and I love the way it turned out! I decided to add lines inside the outline of the cat to make it a plaid cat, which is perfect for fall too.


My third page is where I have my goals and habits. I had these on the same page last month too, and I loved how it worked. My habits are the same from last month, but I am hoping to be able to fill in every box this month! I also tried to make the header for habits look like a pumpkin... not really sure if I succeeded or not, but I think it still goes along with the theme.

Then for my goals, I chose to keep it pretty simple and just add a pumpkin in for the "O". I love how it turned out, and I chose to add another quote to this page. Having a fun quote by my goals each month helps motivate me to work towards them. This month I chose the quote "A goal without a plan is just a wish." This will be a great reminder throughout the month to make plans for all my goals, whether they are short-term or long-term.


Lastly, I have my expenses page. It is so helpful to track my spending here, but I also wanted to make it aesthetically pleasing too. I chose to add in candy corns, since they fit in perfectly with my theme! I love how simple they are to draw, but they definitely make the page cuter. 

What are your goals for October? Leave them in the comments below!
xo, Scarlett