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Showing posts from August, 2017

My First Experience with Bullying

Hey y'all! This week has been my first week of school, and boy lots of things have happened! I already have met new people, done my first tennis tournament, and experienced bullying. Today I am sharing my personal story about what happened and how I faced it. Normally I say "Enjoy!" right now but this time I say; I hope you learn something from this post.

As you guys know from my recent blog posts, I quit my life guarding job. I had been wanting to quit for months but never had the courage to. Many of you don't know this, but I have really bad knee problems so when I started life guarding, my knees got irritated from standing on the concrete. So last week, I worked an 8 hour shift and the next morning I couldn't put weight on my right knee. My parents figured that life guarding was the reason why they hurt so bad after I worked so they made me quit, hallelujah! So after I quit, I posted a picture of me on my personal Instagram from my Colorado trip when I was hiki…

A Healthy Lunch for School

Hey y'all! School is here and that means packing a lunch! Lots of kids just pack a sandwich, chips, fruit snacks, and a candy bar. Sadly this isn't good for us. Today I am sharing an example of a healthy nutritious lunch! Enjoy!

Chopped salad is amazing! It's yummy, comes in a bag, healthy, and available anywhere! 
A lot of people don't realize that dressing has lots of fats in it. This dressing is very healthy and low on fat!

Parmesan cheese goes perfectly with the salad!

Celery is one of my favorite vegetables, and is really good with... PEANUT BUTTER!
This Nature Valley protein bar is perfect for an after school snack!
Forgot to take a separate photo for my apples, but I like the honey crisp kind. I also put lemon juice in my bag to stop the browning of the apples!
Ready for school! :)
Click here to view my lunch box.
Thanks for reading! Love, Gabby

Why I'm Excited for School

Hey y'all! School is literally a few days away and honestly I can't wait! Towards the end of the summer, things aren't busy at all, so I get bored haha! But when school starts I will be busy as a bee! Here are the reasons why I am excited for school to start, enjoy!

1. I get to see my friends! Since I had a job this summer, I didn't get to hang out with my friends that much. But when school starts, I will be able to catch up!
2. Tennis season is here! When school starts, that means tennis tournaments start up too!
3. Christmas will be here in 5 months!!
4. I get to take AP Seminar! It's a new class that my high school offers where you do presentations with your classmates! It's gonna be so fun!
5. I get to go school shopping! That means new clothes, supplies, and shoes!
6. I can't wait to go to Friday night football!
7. My brother is going to be a freshman so I get to drive him to school everyday!
8. I am going to be a junior, so I can go to prom!
9. I am excited to…

10 Tips About Your First Summer Job

Hey y'all! Today I am talking about things I have learned this summer about jobs. This summer I was a lifeguard. Hopefully this is helpful and hopefully you will be successful! Enjoy!

1. If you realize that you don't like the job, QUIT. Don't waste time there being miserable.
2. Don't talk about your boss or co-workers with your co-workers, especially if there are not that many people working at that place. If  you are miserable or want to complain about someone at work, keep it to yourself.
3. Pack a lunch, don't go to McDonalds or Taco Bell. It's much more healthy to pack a salad or hummus. 
4. Always offer to do extra chores or cleaning, be helpful.
5. Be welcoming and nice to guests or customers, people will notice! 
6. Get to know your co-workers, you will be doing 6-8 hour shifts with them by the way!
7. If you are busy like I am, find a VERY flexible job. Working as a lifeguard has made me realize that I can't do that next summer. Decide if you should do a …

My Summer Reflections

Hey y'all! Summer is nearly gone and school is approaching, and this summer I have learned and done so much! Today I am sharing my reflections of Summer 2017, enjoy!

1. Lifeguarding isn't for everyone. This summer I got my first job as a lifeguard at my local water park. I have realized that it isn't for me however it introduced me to something I am very passionate about.
2. Creating a business. When I lifeguarded, I would be in a group of 4 lifeguards and teach little kids how to swim. When my mom's friends found out that I was a lifeguard, they asked if I could do private lessons for their kids. And while I was doing lessons with the other lifeguards, I realized that this is what I love to do! This summer, I did 9 lessons a week Monday-Friday then go to work. It was challenging, but next year is going to be promising! I am going to just do lessons next summer and hopefully get a lot more lessons in.
3. Scary movies. I have a tennis family, and one day when we showed up …

How to Get Better at Tennis

Hey y'all! I am a Varsity tennis player at my high school! Today I am sharing my tips on how to become a better tennis player, what to bring when you play, and more! Enjoy!

1. Don't get mad if you lose your match. Instead of getting mad at yourself, admit what you did wrong, learn from your mistakes, and get better.
2. Be aggressive when playing, but don't go out and kill the ball! All of my friends call me a power house because I hit the ball so hard, but you must maintain control of the ball. What I mean about killing the ball is, don't hit it as hard as you can, most likely it will go out.
3. Bring a towel to your match if you sweat a lot.
4. Be positive. If you are playing doubles, it's a good idea to high five your partner after each point to keep each other motivated. 
5. Your partner comes before picking up a ball. If you are playing doubles and you won the point, don't just turn around, pick up the ball, then go high five your partner. High five your partner…

Mississippi Miracle Clay Skin Care

Hey y'all! Mississippi Miracle Clay is now one of my favorite skin care product companies, everything is organic and made with the finest ingredients! Today I am collaborating with Mississippi Miracle Clay by reviewing more of their products! Enjoy!
//Mineral Castile Soap//Watermelon Seed Facial Serum//Charcoal Mint Facial Mask//Muscadine Honey Facial Mask//

After putting on this clay, you feel radiant!! It smells fresh and when you wash it off you feel like a totally new person! I put this clay at night for about 15 minutes before I go to bed then wash it off, absolutely love it!

I put this clay on as much as possible! It smells minty and feels so good when you have it on! It seriously feels like the charcoal is giving your face a total makeover! I wear the mask for 10-15 minutes and it's easy to wash off! 

This serum is so refreshing! I put it on in the morning when I feel worn out or my face feels clammy or sweaty from waking up. It wakes me up and works great! This mineral cast…