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Wednesday

2015 Resolutions

Hello everyone! Happy New Year! Well, almost. But since it is my last post of 2014, I'm gonna say it anyway. Today I am telling you about my resolutions for 2015 and I am doing a roundup of my best posts of 2015. First, the resolutions.



Put effort into my soccer and instruments. Soccer and music are big parts of my life and I really want to get good at them. I really need to practice more and put all my effort and do my best. 

Put time into blog and posting. My blog means a lot to me and I care about my blog so I want to put time and effort into all of my posts

Do more things. I feel like I am too bored all the time and that I just sit around and do nothing so I would like to try to do more things. 

Stay optimistic. Right now, I have been very negative and that makes me upset and depressed. In 2015, I want to be optimistic and try to make the best out of bad things. 

Keep up the good grades. My main goal is to get into Harvard and I can't do that if I don't get good grades in school.

Stay Healthy. I am really skinny and I don't eat very much so I want to try to exercise and eat more foods.

Now for the post roundup, by month.

February: Fun Day By The River
March: Saturday Boy Book Review
April: Crazy Cooking Tag: My Post
May: Sunday Showcase
June: 5 Blogging Tips
July: Strawberry and Grape Smoothie
August: DIY Locker D├ęcor
September: 6th Grade Adventure
October: The Average Tween
November: My Room
December: Gift Guide and Giveaway

That's 2014 everyone! There is still time to enter the giveaway so click on the last post to enter! Thanks for an amazing 2014, you guys are great!


Thanks for reading,
Noor
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Monday

12 Days of Holiday Fun: (Day 7) 2014 Favorites

Hello everyone! Today I am doing my 2014 Favorites post!!!! I have been planning this for weeks and I am sooo excited! Let's get into it!

Beauty:

Burt's Bees Watermelon Lip Shimmer
This stuff is great! It is so cheap and great for young girls! (Buy here for $5)

Bath And Body Works Twisted Peppermint Fragrance Mist
I love this fragrance so much! It smells really great and I got it on sale! (Buy here for $7)

Food:

Celestial Tea Cinnamon Apple Tea
This tea is amazing. I've been drinking it for the past 2 months. (Buy here for $4)

Pepperidge Farm Milano Cookies
MILANO COOKIES ARE AMAZINGGGGG. enough said

Fashion:

Sweaters
#SWEATER WEATHER. I've been loving the sweaters from Forever 21.

Uggs
I am probably the last person to get Uggs but I don't care, they're so comfy.

Books:

Fault In Our Stars
AHHH AMAZING!!! I loved this book so much. SOOOO MUCH. BEST BOOK OF 2014

NOW ONTO THE BLOGS!!!!!

5.Perfect Imperfections

4.Vanilla Craft Blog

3.Clover and Dot

2.What Lexie Loves

ANNNDDDDD THE WINNERRRR ISSSSSS:

1. A Curious Pieces YAYYY!!!!

I hope you all enjoyed today's post and be ready for Wednesday's New Years Resolutions!

Thanks for reading,
Noor
 

Saturday

App Review: Evernote

Hello everyone! Today I am going to do a break from the holidays. On Monday, I am going to start doing New Years DIY's and fun stuff. But today I am going to be reviewing an app called Evernote which is a great app and I love it!


The Basics
Evernote is a place where you can keep track of a bunch of different stuff: like lists, ideas, links, and much much more!

I Use It For....
I use Evernote for keeping track of my shopping lists, or things I might need for an upcoming craft. Sometimes I will also keep my blog post ideas in one note. One of the main things I use it for linking to posts and stuff I like. If I see a cool pic on Pinterest, I might add the link to a note so I can check it out later.

My Personal Opinion
If you are a person who is disorganized, get this. If you are a blogger, get this. If you are a person who has a bajillion pieces of paper filled with ideas and stuff you like, get this. Evernote is probably one of my most favorite apps/websites ever. GET IT. NOW.

The only problem is, it takes up a lot of space on your device. On my phone, Evernote takes up 1.3 GB.

How You Can Get This
It is available on the App Store for iPad, iPhone, and iPad. It is also a website which you can find here.

OFFICIAL RATING: 4 999.9/1000

Thanks for reading,
Noor

 

Thursday

12 Days of Holiday Fun: (Day 6) Christmas Post Roundup

Hello everyone! Merry Christmas! I don't celebrate Christmas but that doesn't mean I can't help you have a jolly Christmas! Today I am doing a roundup of my favorite Christmas posts so far.

Amy's Christmas Brooch

 

 
MJ's Felt Christmas Garland


 
 
 
 
(NO PICTURE SORRY)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
That's all for today! Have a safe holidays and Merry Christmas to all the Christians!
 
Thanks for reading,
Noor

Tuesday

12 Days of Holiday Fun: (Day 5) How To Have Fun During Break

Hello everyone! I am so sorry about yesterday, I lost track of time and totally forgot to post. But today I have some tips and stuff for you to do over the holiday break!


QUICK TIPS:
-Try to find things that won't make a mess
-Be creative
-Always ask a parent before you do something extreme
-Don't procrastinate, if you have work to do, do that first.

1) Clean out your room/closet

I know this may sound even more boring, but it can be helpful. Thursday I'll be taking a break from holiday stuff and writing a post to help you with cleaning out your room.

2) Make something

Walk around your house and pick up something that is old that you can DIY. You can even make up your own recipe! (A good tip page is here.)

3) Make some gifts

Tis' the season for giving! Make some gifts for your friends, family, and teachers. Here are some of my posts where you can make something: 1 2 3

4) Invite your friends over

Have a ball with your friends! Dance, play games, and talk! Comment "super cool post" if you want to see a post on what to do when your friends come over.

I hope you all enjoyed today's post and PLEASE ENTER THE GIVEAWAY!!!!! LINK IS HERE 


Thanks for reading,
Noor

 

Saturday

12 Days of Holiday Fun: (Day 4) DIY Gift Crafts

Hello everyone! Today, I am FINALLLYYYY doing that craft post. I have two crafts for you. Let's get into the post! IT IS LONG. JUST A WARNING.

DIY "Reasons Why I __You" Heart Chain

YOU WILL NEED:
Paper
Markers
String or pipecleaner
Tape

STEP 1:

 
 
Take one piece of paper and fold in half. On the crease, cut out a half-heart. Do this a couple of times (depending on how many hearts you want.
 
 
 
It should look like this. (I chose to do 4 of them)
 
STEP 2:
 
 
 
Now, think about what you like about the person you are giving the gift to. On each heart, write one reason.
 
STEP 3:
 
 
 
I was lazy and I taped each heart onto a pipecleaner but you can cut holes in the top of the heart and string them onto a piece of twine or yarn.
 
 
 
You can put them in a cute little bag like this and then you're done!
 
 
 
Little Book Of Quotes
 
YOU WILL NEED:
Paper
Quotes
Pen
 
STEP 1:
 
 
 
Make a book like thing (we all know how to do this)
 
STEP 2:
 


 
Start writing little quotes. My favorite is: "Life is a journey, not a destination"
 
 
 
Now you're done! VOOOOOIIILLLAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! VOILA
 
 
I hoped you enjoyed these crafts as much as I did!
 
Thanks for reading,
Noor 
 
 





 

Thursday

12 Days of Holiday Fun: (Day 3) Winter Wishlist

Hello everyone! I know, I know, I promised a craft but I have been so busy lately that I have not gotten the chance. Today I am doing my wishlist for the holidays. Let's get right into the post!



New Phone Case

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I've been wanting a new case for a long time. I want one with a quote or pretty picture, something cool.

MOREEE FABRICCC

I am a fabric stasher. I get new fabric whenever I can. (I think it is an addiction)

Books

Explanation needed? No. You can NEVER have too many books.

Little plants

Don't judge but I've always wanted a little plant. They're sooooo cute and just ahh.

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Bath and Body Work stuff

They smell. Like heaven. No joke. I NEEEDDDDD ITTTTTT


I hope you guys enjoyed! Be sure to enter my giveaway!


Thanks for reading,
Noor

 

Tuesday

The Awesome Tag (quick break from holidays)

Hello everyone! Today I am doing a tag. Thursday, I will have a fun sewing craft but today I am taking a break and doing something easy.

About a week ago, Emily, tagged me for the awesome tag so I am going to do that now.

The Rules
1) List some things that you can't wait till 2015
2) Answer the person who you were tagged by's questions
3) Set some of your own questions
4) Tag 4-5 people and link their blogs


EMILY'S QUESTIONS:

What is your favorite month?
March
What is your favorite day of the week?

Saturday
How old will you be at the end of 2015?

11 3/4

MY QUESTIONS

Favorite thing about 2014?
One goal you had in 2014?
Goals for 2015?
How old will you be at the end of 2015?
Favorite blog posts of 2014?

THINGS I AM EXCITED FOR:

-My birthday
-7th grade
-Summer-time
-All the holidays
-New sewing skills
-More blogs and blog posts

I TAG:
Anyone who comments "cookies are fabulous"

Thanks for reading,
Noor



Sunday

12 Days Of Holiday Fun: Day 2 (Gift Guide PART 1) AND GIVEAWAY!!

Hello everyone! Welcome to Day 2 of the 12 Days Of Holiday Fun! Today's post is Part 1 of the Holiday Gift Guide. I am going to be doing 3 of these throughout the 12 days! Today's version is teachers/bosses. LOOK DOWN BELOW FOR GIVEAWAY INFORMATION




Candles
Candles are great gifts because most people love them and they are very cheap! Also, they make your house smell real good.

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Soaps/Lotions
Like the candle, anyone can use soaps and lotions. Plus you can never have enough. You can get these for male teachers and female teachers.


DIY Mug
I don't know about you, but my teachers loveeee their mugs. You could buy a plain mug and decorate it with Sharpie, and personalize it for your teacher!

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Books
Teachers love books! My reccomendation is that you think about what kind of teacher you are buying for before you buy the book.



Sorry for such a short post, I have a hugeeeee announcement! I am hosting a giveaway for 10,000 followers! Information below:



The Prize: A Holiday Gift Basket filled with:
-A secret book, fuzzy socks, a secret item, a lip balm, and a handmade card.
TO ENTER:
Give me your name/nickname, ask parents permission and boom! If you do any of the optional ones, link your blog/Pinterest.


Tell me your favorite part of the holidays (MANDITORY)

Talk about giveaway on your blog (+5)

Pin about this giveaway on Pinterest (+3)

Follow my blog (+4)

Comment what you want to see on the blog. (+2)

I only ship to US, Canada, and UK

PLEASE be willing to give me your address, just in case you win. I will never tell anyone where you live, it is your private information.

Giveaway ends January 10, 2015
Goodluck everyone! Winner announced as soon as Jan 10. I hope you enjoyed today's post and enter down below! I'll link this post at the end of all my posts so you can enter. Pics will be uploaded on Tuesday! ENTER IF YOU CAN!!

Thanks for reading,

Noor

Friday

12 Days Of Holiday Fun: DIY Sugar Scrub (Day 1)

Hello everyone! Today I am starting a new series called "12 Day of Holiday Fun" where I will be doing 12 posts filled with holiday crafts, bucketlists, photoshoots, and much more! Today I am showing you guys how to make a very simple gift: the sugar scrub!



YOU WILL NEED:

1 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of olive or coconut oil
Essential oils (optional)
A plastic or glass container

Step 1:

First, mix your sugar and oil together. Make sure you mix it good!

 
It should look like this when you are done:
 


Step 2:

Add a few drops of essential oil and mix well.

 
I used peppermint for a more holiday feel.

TO USE:

Rub in circles on the place where you want to get smooth. (English would be nice Noor) And wash off gently.

A FEW TIPS:

-Coconut oil makes your skin very soft and smooth.
-If you want to add some peppermint, ginger, or pine essential oils, you can make it holiday themed.
-If you are going to use in the shower, don't put a tag or anything, it will ruin the container.

I hope you guys enjoyed the very first day of the 12 Days of Holiday Fun and stay tuned for Day 2! This makes my skin so soft and smell good!

Thanks for reading,
Noor

Wednesday

A Little Bit More About Me

Hello everyone! You asked for lots and lots of lifestyle posts so that's what I'm going to be doing until Friday (my next post). I decided to do a mini Facts About Me post, again, for you guys, sharing some information about myself that you might have not known.

 

1) I am 10 years old. (Well, duh)

2) I am a Muslim, and love my one and only God, Allah. I can't believe I've never said this before because religion is a big part of my life and always will be.


3) Doctor Who is love, Doctor Who is life.

4) My celebrity crush is Matt Smith.


5) I'm in 6th grade.

6) Mia Hamm is my role model.


7) I DIY everything. Like everything.

8) I play soccer, a lot.


9) It is veryyyyyy cold where I live.

10) Turtles are my favorite animals.


Now for an FAQ

What program do you use for editing?
I actually normally don't edit my pictures but when I do, I use PicMonkey because it is free and very easy to use.

How do you make your blog so interesting?
Trust me, I get this one a lot. I usually try to be myself. I make cheesy jokes and act crazy at school, so I put that into my blog and then people find it funny and interesting.

Why do you blog?
I blog because it is fun. It makes me happy and gives me something to do. Also, I want to try to make other people happy and so they have something to do.

I hope you enjoyed today's post and I still need 8 more votes for the contest in order to do it!

Thanks for reading,
Noor

 

Monday

Lexie's Entry

Hello everyone! Today I am featuring Lexie's entry for my writing contest! Let's get right to it!

Lexie's Blog

Lexie blogs at What Lexie Loves and she posts mainly book reviews. She also has a bunch of series' such as It's Finally Friday! I love her blog and she is one of my great blogging friends. Check out her blog at the link above.

Lexie's Entry

Honestly, Lexie's entry made me laugh and I really loved it.

Dear Noor,

I am writing to tell you why I should be the winner of your writing contest
I love writing and am really passionate about it, it's my favourite lesson and I especially love writing letters.
 
If you haven't seen this on my blog, I have written to HM The Queen and HRH The Duchess of Cambridge and received two positive letters from their lady-in-waitings. 
One even sent me a photo of Kate, William and George in reply to 'the lovely letter'.
This must mean I am amazing at writing letters and those are the reasons why I should win your competiton.
With all best wishes (and hope),
Lexie, What Lexie Loves
 
Thank you Lexie for sending in this amazing entry. You can grab this winner's picture for your blog if you would like:
 
 
 
Just to recap, Lexie wins: A free pass for a guest post, this feature, and her blog linked at the end of my posts!
 
Remember, tell me if you would like a contest for the 10,000 pageviews!
 
Thanks for reading,
Noor
 
 

Saturday

A Peek At My Life and Some Info

Hello everyone! You asked for lifestyle, so here ya go. I'm giving you a quick look into my life right now, just showing you my schedule for the average Saturday.

10:00 AM- Wake up, check my notifications. (Probably drop my phone on my face)
11:00 AM- Eat a big breakfast, listen to music and scroll through Tumblr.
12:00 PM- Write a blog post, or try to take a good selfie and fail.
1:00 PM- More internet. Probably included getting scarred for life.
2:00 PM- Food time! Yay, this is my favorite time of the day.
3:00 PM- Internet.
4:00 PM- Something somewhat productive.
5:00 PM- Eat, internet
6:00 PM- Try to write my story.
7:00 PM- Read and eat. (Yes I read while I eat)
8:00 PM- Even more internet.
9:00 PM- Guess what? More internet.
10:00 PM- Sleep or read in bed.

Do you see a pattern? There's my average Saturday for you! Before you leave, STAY RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE, let's talk about a few things.

1) Would you guys participate if I held a contest? I want to do something to celebrate 10,000 pageviews. Comment down below!

2) The winner of my last writing contest is.......LEXIE!!! Lexie, you win a free pass for a guest post, a feature on my blog on Monday, and...... your blog linked at the end of all my posts. Lexie's blog

I hope you all enjoyed today's post!!

Thanks for reading,
Noor
 

Tuesday

December Goals

Hello everyone! I can't believe it's finally December! Also, I just reached 10,000 pageviews! Would you guys like me to do something exciting? Vote in the poll!

First let's recap from the November Goals!

 Keep getting good grades. I would say I am getting good grades. My average is a 97 which is really good!

Score a goal in a soccer game. I didn't make a good but I made an assist.

Make a new friend. Check!

Do well in Mathalon. I've been doing pretty well, our competition is Saturday and I am super nervous. 

Stay happy. I am a happy person so this wasn't too hard.

Post more interesting things. You guys have been enjoying the posts so that is good.

Write a story. I am working on one called Dan and Jessie.

Earn more followers on my fandom IG account. I currently have 745 followers, I think that's good.

 Make better edits.  I have gotten better and I am still working hard!

DECEMBER GOALS

Take better photos
Keep working on my story
Get into the city youth symphony
Win a trophy in the Mathalon competition
Put more time into blogging
Practice my instruments more
Read 5 books
Keep getting good grades in school
Discover 5 new blogs
Win a soccer game
 I hope you enjoyed today's post everyone!!!! Don't forget to vote in the poll!
 
Thanks for reading,
Noor