B.L.O.O.M : March/April 2018!

It’s been a few months since I’ve done a favorites post and I’m back to share my March and April essentials. It’s been a crazy with college ending, but I’ve accumulated quite a few faves!

I also have an exciting announcement! I re-launched my Instagram page for the blog! Some people already follow my personal account, but I wanted to make one for the blog so I can share more direct content to everyone. Feel free to follow my new one!! –> Beyond This Fence 💛

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B.L.O.O.M : February 2018!

Happy March everyone! February flew by so fast, but I did collect quite a few favorites.❤️ Just as a refresher for everyone new to the blog – first, welcome to Beyond This Fence! This blog features posts about lifestyle, thrifting, makeup, and everything in-between, all from the perspective of a 22-year-old college student. Secondly, “B.L.O.O.M” is an acronym for my monthly favorites of Beauty, Literature, Obsessions, Outfits, and Music! Let’s hop into it.

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B.L.O.O.M : January 2018!

Happy Thursday! Today’s post is all about my January favorites.

I posted two other blogs this week, so you haven’t checked them out, I’ll link them here -> A Friday For The Soul & My Valentine’s Day Coffee. Enjoy ❤️

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Thanksgiving Day Gratitude

Since my posting day falls on Thanksgiving, I decided to share the ten things I’m thankful for most this year!

  1. My education. I wouldn’t have realized my passion for the environment if it wasn’t for some professors I’ve had throughout college!
  2. My loving and supportive family. They have helped me through a lot over the year and I wouldn’t be where I am without them.
  3. The friends that feel more like family. No matter where we are or what we’re doing, we are always there for one another. I couldn’t have wished for better people to surround myself with.
  4. My boyfriend. Even-though he has only been in my life for a short time, he has brought an abundant amount of light into my life and I’m extremely grateful for him.
  5. My health, the clothing on my back, and the roof that’s over my head.
  6. The music that gets me through the bad times while also enhancing the good ones.
  7. Learning from my mistakes. This has made me a stronger and more confident person.
  8. The sunrise and the sunset. It seems silly, but I’m so lucky that I get to experience that every morning and night. It feels like a new chance every morning when I wake up.
  9. Nature. The greatest gift of all. The purest form of happiness. My biggest motivator.
  10. Coffee and wine 🙂

Of course this list could go on and on. I’ve felt really passionate about how my life has been going recently and I wanted to give some credit where it’s due 🙂

What are a few of the things you’re thankful for this year?

Thanks for reading!

Stay rad,

Caroline Abigail

7 Days of Self Care : The Follow-Up

Happy Thursday!

About a month ago, I shared my challenge of taking time out of your day, for 7 days, to focus on your physical and mental health. My roommate Liv and I followed through with each day and journaled how we felt about the challenges we set for ourselves. Here are our results!

Day 1 : De-Clutter

On this day, we cleaned our living room and kitchen. Based on what Liv and I wrote in our journals, we agree that we just have to do these things to get them out-of-the-way. In Liv’s journal, she wrote, “we found that cleaning up took less effort than we originally thought, especially when done with friends and some good tunes,” which is true! Time passes so much quicker when you’re enjoying yourself. 

Day 2 : Talk About Happiness

My friend and I stayed up really late and talked about some great old memories from high school and childhood. It was one of the best nights I’ve had in a while. We both could tell that we were pleasantly lost in the topic and before we knew it, it was 3am.

Day 3 : Meditate/Take Time to Think

Liv and I are both very familiar with meditation. This week we both set the goal to try to challenge ourselves to extend our meditation sessions. I had a very successful meditation session this day. Liv provided a link to the meditation she did and it made her feel more confident and energized for the day! Here’s the link –> Guided Morning Meditation

Day 4 : Water

This was a challenging one for me! I usually use my reusable container for coffee, and if I’m just slowly sipping on my coffee, I won’t refill my container with water until later in the day. For Liv, this was an easy one. She has a habit of drinking 2L a day, but challenged herself to sip it periodically throughout the day, instead of chugging it down. Water is really important and this challenge taught me how to be better at getting in my necessary amounts!

Day 5 : Music

Liv listed three albums she has been loving;

“CTRL– SZA ; Something about this album JUST gets to me. It documents well her transition into her twenty-something years. This album puts into words this evolution of self, in a relatable way.

Friday Night Lights– J. Cole ; I made a mix-tape of this album in high school, and would play it driving to and from school just about everyday. I love that feeling of putting on a song you haven’t listened to in years and still remembering all the words.

Hozier– Hozier; This is another one I rediscovered my love for. Every song off of the album takes me to a specific time, memory, and feeling.  I love this one for walking around campus to some happy jams.”

I wrote down the 10 songs that always hit me right in the feels;

  1. The Girl // City and Colour
  2. Fallingforyou // The 1975
  3. Hallelujah // Paramore
  4. Daydreaming // Paramore
  5. Stay // Sugarland
  6. Move Together // James Bay
  7. Real Estate // Wild Child
  8. Airplanes // Local Natives
  9. Dave’s Song // Whitney
  10. Perfect Places // Lorde

Day 6 : Pamper Yourself

Liv and I have an obsession with face-masks so there’s no doubt that that’s how we pampered ourselves this day. Coming home after a long day of being on campus, hopping in the shower, putting on a face mask, watching some Netflix, is the way to treat yourself!

Day 7 : Bucket List

First one is Liv’s, second on is mine!

 

Overall, Liv and I had a really great experience with setting daily challenges. It made us think more about what we need to do for ourselves. We all have some time in our day to sit and take care of our health!

Thanks for reading.

Stay rad,

Caroline Abigail