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April Book Review 2019: Fangirl

Reasons For Reading This Book After reading Eleanor and Park last month, I wanted to read another book by Rainbow Rowell. Ever since my mom read Fangirl she has been telling me how much it parallels my twin sister and I's lives. In the past I have read books with twins and absolutely loved them, as I can relate to their feelings of being a twin. Unlike Cath and Wren from Fangirl, my twin and I are fraternal twins and barely look like sisters let alone twins. The fact that this book is so similar to my life made me have to read it just to see if what everyone has been telling me was true. Let me tell you, this book is freaky similar to my current life. Content of This Book Cath and Wren are identical twins who just started their freshman year of college at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Even through they are identical the two have contrasting personalities and interests. Not only does Cath the narrator of this book struggle to adjust to life in college, but she also st

Favorite Eco-Friendly and Zero Waste Kitchen Products

If you follow my blog at all then you will know that I am an environmental studies student who is very passionate about lessening the amount of waste I produce and providing education to those who want to do the same. In this blog post I will share some of my favorite zero waste and eco-friendly kitchen products. Bamboo Kitchen Utensil Set The first product that I recommend for making your kitchen zero waste or more eco-friendly is to purchase a bamboo kitchen utensil set. When I say this I don't mean that you have to go out and buy it now, but when the utensils you have break or no longer work then you can purchase bamboo utensils instead of plastic. I purchased mine from Nordstrom Rack and it was wrapped in plastic. The only thing I would make sure before you purchase a set is to ask or read to find out if the product is wrapped in plastic for shipping purposes and try to avoid that as much as possible. Bamboo Cutting Board Similar to the bamboo utensils buying a bam

How To Use GoodNotes to Study

Its that time of the semester again, finals!! As an environmental studies major, I personally find it really important to reduce the amount of paper that I use. I not only due this as a student, but also in my daily life. Check out this blog post Tips For Slowly Going Paperless . In this blog post I will share some of my favorite ways to study and use GoodNotes for school. I will also include picture examples of how you can do the same. I hope you find this blog post helpful when it comes to being a paperless student. Happy studying!! Study Plan The most beneficial student related spread that I recommend is a study plan. I not only find this spread to be extremely helpful, but I have proved it to myself that keeping up with this spread improves my test scores. I actually have a whole blog post dedicated to creating a personalized study plan, so click here to see that blog post.  Essay and Research Paper Outlines Whenever I am given an research

At Home HIIT/Circuit Training Workout

I have documented some of my weight loss journey on the blog, ( What I Learned From Year 1 of My Weight Loss Journey ) but have never really shared any specific workouts. After months and months of not weighing myself I finally did and found that I did not like the number on the scale or the look of my body. I hold a majority of my weight in my stomach and have been having pain and discomfort when wearing current pants. After talking with my bother, a great resource when it comes to all things health, nutrition and fitness, he thought that switching my workouts from weight training to HIIT or circuit training would be the best solution for me to lose some fat. His advice was to start going to workout classes at my university's recreation center. Since it is getting towards the end of the semester it is not worth it for me to purchase a fitness class membership, so instead I went to one free class and got ideas for workouts that I can do on my own until this summer. For this summe