Friday, October 31, 2014

#BlogTober14 -- Day 31 -- Happy Halloween!

Well I have officialy made it to day 31/last day of Blogtober!  I'm pretty good that I made it through it!  I have some exciting posts that I need to post now that Blogtober is over!

Today's prompt is reveal your halloween costume, but since i'm not dressing up I wanted to drop in and say.....

Hope everyone has a safe and fun Halloween!  I will be spending my evening helping out with an event on campus called Tigerween!

Happy Halloween again!
Come back for regular blog posts on Monday :)

Helene in Between Blogtober

Thursday, October 30, 2014

#BlogTober14 -- Day 30 -- Facts About Myself

Happy Thursday evening everyone!  Today's prompt is fact about you, and since it's the 30th day I'm going to try to come up with 30 facts to share!  Some hopefully you won't know about me :)

  1. For those that don't know this, I have 19 years 2 months and 7 days old! (or young).  And i'm young for my grade.
  2. I'm a sophomore at a Liberal Arts college that is about an hour away from home.
  3. I'm studying Elementary Education with an endorsement in Early Childhood.
  4. When I was young I fell and hit my forehead on a coffee table.  This left a mark/indent that to this day you can see if you look closely, not sure if anyone ever has noticed it but that's unique about me. (Look closely and you can see a line where the indent is in the picture)
  5. My parents divorced when I was 10 or 11 which caused me to have to grow up/mature earlier then most people.  Though I think that was in my personality too!
  6. I wear a watch and earrings almost every day.
  7. I love taking pictures and hanging them up in my room(s)!
  8. I love Dr. Pepper....and chocolate :P
  9. I have worked at daycares for the past 2 1/2 years.  And by far my favorite room I have worked in is the room i'm in currently, the baby room <3.
  10. I have always loved holding babies, when I had baby cousins I would hold them the entire time I was around them!
  11. I love country music!
  12. And decorating for Holidays.  Especially putting up window holiday gels decorations.
  13. I didn't go to the beach for the first time til the summer between graduation and starting college.  My second time was this past summer
  14. One of the hardest things I've ever faced is losing by Grandpa this past March.
  15. I like sticky notes
  16. I'm VERY time oriented!  Back in Elementary school I would tell the teachers/remind them that it was time to go if they went pass time.
  17. I'm a daddy's girl.  
  18. My childhood best friend is Kayleen and my college best friend is Jenn.
  19. I love scarfs
  20. I watch/follow WAY too many daily vloggers on Youtube!
  21. I'm so not artistic or creative :P
  22. I've always loved children and wanted to be a teacher!
  23. I'm addicted to Pinterest and pin WAYY to many quotes!
  24. A year and half ago I had an allergic reaction and that was one of the most scary events of my life.  A couple months later I learned that I'm allergic to almost anything green outside!
  25. Family means the world to me
  26. I love the state I live in, Nebraska!
  27. And my Husker football <3
  28. Yellow use to be my favorite color, but now it's purple.
  29. I love Target and spend wayyy too much money there!
  30. And lastly, I love blogging!
Tell me something about yourself!
Thanks for stopping by my blog :)
Helene in Between Blogtober

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

#BlogTober14 -- Day 29 -- Most Embarrassing Moment

Hello Friends! :)  I'm on day 29 of Blogtober, only 2 to go!  I'm so glad I decided to do Blogtober and I have some exciting posts to come once Blogtober is over :)

Today's topic is most embarrassing moment and though this may not be the  most embarrassing it was the first thing that came to my mind so i'm going to share it anyways!!

I was with my youth group hanging up posters for an upcoming event we were putting on and we go into Pizza hut and hang the flyer up.  There was a boy who I thought was cute and as I was leaving I used my back to push open a door that was locked and so I looked like a fool and felt embarrassed after that :P.  Though it's funny now!

What's your story?!  Thanks for stopping by :)
Tomorrow is facts about you so come back tomorrow to learn about me!

Helene in Between Blogtober

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

#BlogTober14 -- Day 28 -- Superstitions

Today's prompt is Superstitions.
Mine are...
  1. Making a wish at 11:11
  2. Keeping your wish to yourself
  3. This one is more recent but when eating a fortune cookie, crack it on your head, then eat it and then read your fortune.  This way it can come true.
  4. Blowing all your candles out on your birthday for your wish to come true

What are yours?  Those 4 were all I could think of though i'm sure there are more :)
Helene in Between Blogtober

Monday, October 27, 2014

#BlogTober14 -- Day 27 -- Letter To Younger Self

Happy Monday everyone!  Only 4 more days of Blogtober!  Today's prompt is letter to your younger self!  So here's mine :)

Dear Younger (We will say 13 year old) Jamie,

Over the next couple years you will learn a lot and grow so much as a person.  You will go through a lot to get to this point, and you are still growing so much.  But never forget that you are beautiful NO MATTER WHAT.  Society's view of being pretty/beautiful being you have to be skinny, tall, lean, ect. is not the true definition of beauty and this is something you will learn over time.  Just remember that you are beautiful and perfect just the way you are!  God made you and he made you just how you are meant to be.  Just embrace yourself and give yourself a little break by just loving yourself!!

Remember to put God first in your life.  Go to church as often as possible and be active in Youth Group.  You did a decent job of being involved in the church, but keep it up.  You won't be as active as you should for awhile and you will regret that later on.  Embrace God!

Boys are boys and as your family always said are 'stupid boys'.  Don't make your life be consumed by them.  Live your life and love yourself and know guys will come into your life when you are suppose to.  Though you had to learn this the hard way and after trying over and over, forget about that first crush.  He was exactly that, a first crush, and that doesn't mean as much as you think it may.  Guys come into people's life unexpectedly, which later in life you will see this lesson over and over again.  You will learn a lot about guys and love and other things later, so for now just love yourself and focus on YOU!

And lastly, not everything has to be planned.  Over time you will learn that the best things that happened aern't planned, they just happen.  And unexpectedly.  SO just learn to go with the flow, it will benefit you later in life!

I want to end this with saying that you are a strong, hard-working, loving, kind, beautiful and amazing girl that has so much life to live still.  Even 19 year old Jamie has no clue what is ahead of her.  But that's the beauty of life.  Just remember not to be too hard on yourself, live your life to the fullest and enjoy the ride :)

19 Year Old Jamie :)  
Helene in Between Blogtober

Sunday, October 26, 2014

#BlogTober14 -- Day 26 -- Character In Movie

Happy Sunday everyone!  It's another Sunday Funday of homework for me, college life I tell ya!

Today's Blogtober prompt is who'd you play in a movie.
I really don't know what character i'd fit so I'll just say that if I could choose to play any character/role in a movie what comes to mind is who Hilary Duff plays in Cinderella story, because it's my favorite movie and I love the romance in that movie.  So that's my answer! :)

Who would you play? 
Tomorrow's prompt is letter to younger you so come back tomorrow to check that out, it should be a good one! :)

Helene in Between Blogtober

Saturday, October 25, 2014

#BlogTober14 -- Day 25 -- Favorite Book

Happy Saturday!  I hope everyone's had a great start to their weekend, I know I have!

Today's prompt is your favorite book and this is a hard question for me as I don't really have a favorite book, but my favorite gender is romance novels!  Any romance book that hooks me and makes me keep reading is good in my book!

What about you?!

Helene in Between Blogtober

Friday, October 24, 2014

#BlogTober14 -- Day 24 -- Beauty Product I Can't Live Without

Today is day 24 of Blogtober, almost done!
Today's prompt is One Beauty Product you can't live without.  I don't wear make up besides foundation and that's the one product I couldn't live without!

I use Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation and I love it!

Though I haven't tried anything else.  What's your favorite foundation?  Maybe i'll try it out!
Helene in Between Blogtober

Thursday, October 23, 2014

#BlogTober14 -- Day 23 -- Photo Editing

Today's prompt is favorite Instagram/Blog photo editing software!

For my blog I use and on my phone I use PicLab or whitagram.

What photo editing apps do you use?  I would love to check some of them out!!

Helene in Between Blogtober

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

#BlogTober14 -- Day 22 -- Pet Peeves

Hello again!  Happy Wednesday!
Another day in October means another day of Blogtober!  Today's topic is Pet Peeves!

  • Slow Walkers!  I just can't do slow walking and so when people are walking slow it drives me nuts!  Especially when I can't get around them either!!
  • People who are in the biggest hurry to get somewhere and have to pass everyone!  Or when cars sit on your rear!  Like just pass me because i'm not going to go any faster!!
  • When people are late!!

What's your biggest pet peeve?

Helene in Between Blogtober

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

#BlogTober14 -- Day 21 -- Dream Vacation

Happy Tuesday!  We are already to Day 21 of Blogtober and October, that is just crazy!

Today's theme is your dream vacation...

I really had to think of my dream vacation, but I think it would be going to Hawaii with my future significant other/husband.  I've always wanted to go to Hawaii and I think it would be so much more fun with someone that I loved!

What's your dream vacation?!
 Helene in Between Blogtober

Monday, October 20, 2014

#BlogTober14 -- Day 20 -- Biggest Fear

Today's topic is biggest fear.

The first thing that came to mine as my biggest fear is never getting married/having kids.  Having kids and being happily married is my biggest dream, so if I didn't have things, I don't know what I would do.  Thus is being my biggest fear.  I love kids so much and can't wait for the time to be in that season of life.  Having babies & raising a family.  But no time soon!!!

And I want to be happily married.  So I fear that for some reason that won't happen to me.  

But I know when the right time comes, hopefully it will happen :)

I want to know your fears!  Leave a comment!!

The Daily Tay Blogtober14

Sunday, October 19, 2014

#BlogTober14 -- Day 19 -- What Makes You Happy

Today's prompt is what makes you happy and there are many things but here is just a list of some of those things!

  1. Some good country music
  2. Good times with good friends
  3. Time with family
  4. Chocolate
  5. Dr. Pepper
  6. Good Food
  7. Shopping
  8. A clean room
  9. Going to church
  10. A room/house decorated for a Holiday
  11. A productive afternoon
  12. A lazy evening watching my shows or Youtube videos 
  13. Movie nights
  14. Spontaneous events
  15. Taking pictures
  16. Being organized
  17. Scarfs
  18. Flip flops
  19. Target & Targets dollar section
  20. A good romance book
  21. New things
  22. Being around kids (whether being working or practicum)
And many more things, but there are some of them!
What makes you happy?!  I'd love to know :)

Helene in Between Blogtober

Saturday, October 18, 2014

#BlogTober14 -- Day 18 -- A Secret About Me

Today's Blogtober prompt is share a secret about yourself!

These prompts this month really have made me think, especially today!!

A secret about me is.......
that I blog!  Obviously everyone reading this knows I blog, but only a handful of people in my real life know that I blog.

So there's today's secret! :)
Leave me a fact about you below that I wouldn't know!!

The Daily Tay Blogtober14

Friday, October 17, 2014

#BlogTober14 -- Day 17 -- I'm An Expert At

Today's theme is i'm an expert at....

And frankly I have no clue what i'm an expert at!

Leave what you think your an expert at below! :)

The Daily Tay Blogtober14

Thursday, October 16, 2014

#BlogTober -- Day 16 -- Fall Fashion

Today's prompt is fall fashion.  My style for fall is just sweathsirts and t-shirts or scarfs and sweaters so nothing too exciting.  So today I will share with you Pinterest fall outfits that I like!  Let me know what you think of the outfits!

Fall Fashion. Last year my main color was brown, but this year I think I'm gonna go with cream. So flattering for my new body! Can't wait!

Adorable cardigan, scarf, white blouse, jeans and handbag combination for fall
cutecreated by orysa on Polyvore

The Daily Tay Blogtober14

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

#BlogTober14 -- Day 15 -- Favorite Quote

Happy Wednesday everyone!  Today feels like a Monday for me as I was on fall break til today.  Back to reality and the swing of classes, practicum, work & homework!

Today's prompt is Favorite quote and I love quotes so this is just up my alley!

My all time favorite quote is...
Ok. This is a little too much on the bright side for me, but kind of cute.

And here are some other favorite quotes of mine because I love quotes just that much!!  And these are all off pinterest which is where I find 99% of my quotes!
Wake up smiling. Seize every moment. Try new things. Be legendary. Bold. Fearless. Amaze yourself. Take chances. Embrace change. Be optimistic. NOW is YOUR time!
Stressed to Blessed - Much needed <3 @Megan Ward Ward Ward Ward Grabow

The Daily Tay Blogtober14

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

#BlogTober14 -- Day 14 -- Funniest Childhood Memory

Happy Happy Tuesday!

Today's Blogtober prompt is Funniest Childhood memory.

This was really hard for me to think of one but I thought of one from when I was a baby (maybe not even a year).  I would get into the pop cans and take them out of the box and play with the cans and make a mess.  Pretty funny.  I have always loved my pop!  LOL!

I would also get into the dog water!

I'm about half way through Blogtober!  I'm pretty proud to be keeping up with these :)  Come back for Day 15 tomorrow!!!

The Daily Tay Blogtober14

Monday, October 13, 2014

#BlogTober14 -- Day 13 -- Favorite Fall Recipe

Happy Monday everyone!  I'm late getting this up but atleast it's getting up!

So today is favorite fall recipe but since I don't really have one I will share something that is easy to make, even more a college student like me!

No Bake Cookies!  From

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Original recipe makes 3 dozenChange Servings
  • PREP
    10 mins
    45 mins


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, milk, butter, and cocoa. Bring to a boil, and cook for 1 1/2 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in peanut butter, oats, and vanilla. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto wax paper. Let cool until hardened.

The Daily Tay Blogtober14

Sunday, October 12, 2014

#BlogTober14 -- Day 12 -- Best Advice You've Received

Happy Sunday!! :)
Hope everyone has had a great weekend, I know I have!!! :D

Today's Blogtober prompt is best advice you've been given.  I really had to think about this because I love quotes and those are full of advice!

I think the best advice i've been given is a couple things...
Love yourself first
You are beautiful the way you are
If you never try, how will you know what will happen?

And a great Pinterest quote advice that I was sent just today but is so perfect...
Happy Sunday!!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

#BlogTober14 -- Day 11 -- If You Were President

Happy Saturday and Day 11 of Blogtober!

Today's topic is If You Were President.  

If I were President
--I would make education better for everyone
--I would try to lower certain taxes
--I would make sure everyone had equal rights!

The Daily Tay Blogtober14

Friday, October 10, 2014

#BlogTober14 -- Day 10 -- I Never Thought Blogging Would...

Happy Friday everyone!  I don't know about you but I'm SO ready for the week espically because it's fall break for me!  So I get the weekend off plus Monday & Tuesday!  I'm pretty excited about that and just being home!!  But I have a lot planned over the break so I'll be busy!

Moving on....
Today's topic for Blogtober is I Never Thought Blogging Would....

Some thoughts came to my mind...

I Never Thought Blogging Would.....
  • be something that I would still be doing some 3 years later!  Going into it I didn't know if I would enjoy it or love it as much as I have.  But i'm so glad I decided to start blogging :)
  • build such a community.  There are so many bloggers I follow on social media and enjoy reading their blogs often.  It builds such a great group of people :)
  • be so much fun!  I've had so much fun writing posts, sharing/remembering memories, getting it designed, ect.
  • be something that so many people would do!  Never knew just how many people blogged!
If you would what did you never think blogging would do?
Leave it below!

Hope everyone has a great weekend!  I'll be back tomorrow for day 11!  And wohoo for me keeping up and blogging daily for October!!! 

Thursday, October 9, 2014

#BlogTober14 -- Day 9 -- Best/Worst Halloween Memory

Happy Thursday!! (:

Today's theme is best/worst Halloween memory!  I had to really  think about this one since i've never been a big fan of Halloween.  I just think my favorite part as a child was just going door to door and getting candy.  When I stopped doing this/now I just like to see all the kids cute Halloween costumes!

Here are some old Halloween pictures!
Last year we all dressed up to hand Halloween candy out to the kids!

Picture from 2010!


The Daily Tay Blogtober14

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

#BlogTober14 -- Day 8 -- Letter To Myself In 10 Years

Happy day 8 of BlogTober!

Today's topic is Letter To Yourself in 10 years so here we go.

Dear 29 year old Jamie, (in 2024)

         Well by now you have graduated college so congrats on that!  What a great accomplish that the current 19 year old Jamie feels is so far away.  Your life at this time is so different from your college life.  At 19 you are living the college single life.  Your time is spent in classes, in classroom practicum experience, work, and time with family and friends.  When you read this you will be graduated from college probably for 7 years, you probably will be teaching at an Elementary school, living on your own, a boyfriend maybe even a husband by now and who knows maybe you will fulfill your life long dream of being a mom.  There is an endless amount of things that could be your life right now.  That is something that the 19 year old Jamie finds so exciting to think about.

          Whatever you are doing and have going on in your life there is a couple things I hope you remember.  I want you to remember that you are loved, you are beautiful just the way you are, you can do anything you put your mind to and you are perfect just the way you are!  Remember that you are an amazing person no matter what and that you have so many friends and family members that love you.  You can do anything you put your mind to and you will go so far in this life.

         I mean just look at how far you have gone in these 10 years!  The current Jamie has NO clue where you are at 29.  So remember how far you have come.  Go tell the ones you love that you love them and live your life!! :)

The 19 year old Jamie 

The Daily Tay Blogtober14

#BlogTober14 -- Day 7 -- Best Vacation

A little late at getting this up but gonna catch up!

Day 7 of Blogtober is your best/worst vacation.
As soon as I heard this prompt I knew what I wanted to write about, my best recent Florida vacation with my best friend!!

This trip was such a fun vacation and I loved it so much and miss it!
If you want to read all about it click on the following links:

And here's some pictures from it!

I was so blessed to get to go on a vacation with my best friend and it was such a fun and memorable time!

The Daily Tay

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