• My 2015 New Year’s Resolutions

    The days leading up to New Year's Eve were spent at the lake with my boyfriend and my family. I love the lake more than anything, while we were there we all took a walk down our driveway (which is really just a long gravel road) and my sister took this picture... I instagramed it with the caption "Ready for 2015 with him by my side" and my dad looked at it and said "Oh I get it! The road behind…
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    January 1, 2015 By laurenlindmark
  • The Thought Process of Final Exams (as told by Mean Girls)

    We all have that one final (or multiple if we're super lucky) that everyone knows they are just going to flunk. It might be the teacher, the class, or your lack of motivation during the semester. But the time has finally arrived-finals. It always goes something like this... You're in class and your teacher starts discussing your final exam. You immediately start planning your funeral. Your bestie starts reassuring you "you'll be fine, you're smart, you'll get an A, blah blah blah"…
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    December 18, 2014 By laurenlindmark
  • Winter Date Ideas (or things to do with friends!)

    Ahh, it's the most wonderful time of the year!!! I know I say this at the beginning of every season, but I love winter! Nothin' quite like being cozy and with the people you love around the holidays, here are some ideas for dates or things to do with friends around this time! 1. Window shopping at a Plaza (or shopping center)  I live in Kansas so I love going to the Kansas City Plaza and walking around! 2. Ice Skating I…
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    December 16, 2014 By laurenlindmark
  • Must Haves for a New Puppy! (+links and good deals)

    I got my first puppy of my own last January and let me tell ya, it was tough! I spent hours online trying to prepare myself and research everything I would need. Now it's been (almost) a year since I got Beau and I am here to help you through your first year! Here's what you'll need... Pet Head Paw Wipes So it's no secret: puppies have accidents, and puppies like to walk all over their accidents (gross)! Instead of…
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    December 11, 2014 By laurenlindmark
  • Wrapping Presents for Dummies (or the uncoordinated like me)

    So I have been alive for 17 years, which means I have had 17 christmases, over 85 family member's birthdays combined (given, I was too young to wrap presents for a lot of those anyways...) and countless other celebrations that have involved giving gifts. Now I LOVE picking out gifts for other people and seeing their face when they open it! Buuut what I don't love is the step inbetween those two, yup - wrapping. I recently got asked to…
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    December 11, 2014 By laurenlindmark
  • Daily [Dose of Charm] Blog: Meet my pup 12/09/14

    Today has definitely been one of those days where I have had 0 motivation to get anything done, blahh. I woke up with a headache and decided-since it is my senior year after all-I would sleep through my first and second hour (Ecology and English). So maybe not the best decision, but I woke up happy and refreshed! Even my pomeranian, Beau, had a lazy morning in his pin. He didn’t bark or complain once that his mom laid in…
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    December 10, 2014 By laurenlindmark
  • How to deal with Anxiety, Depression, and Stress of Senior year (or any other stressful time) ft. someecards

    We've all been there. We've all hit a low in our life at some point that makes it feel like things will never get better. Stress will get to us, we'll start feeling sad, and suddenly it's like every part of our life is going downhill. You may not actually have stress or anxiety, but everyone goes thorough spells of it in their life. It is important to remember it's only temporary, here are some ways to deal with it! 1.…
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    December 6, 2014 By laurenlindmark