Lifestyle

My 2015 Favorites

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Happy New Year's Eve!!! I cannot believe that it is already the end of 2015, this year just flew by! Hopefully, I can slow down next year and really take time to enjoy all of the little things of 2016! With the end of the year, comes my favorites from 2015!! If you'd like, you can check out my 2014 favorites here!


One | Free Flying: Being able to fly free {space available} is really awesome! Although sometimes you really have to plan ahead, and definitely be flexible, it's great not having to pay so much to go somewhere!

Lifestyle

2015 Top 10 Highlights

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Happy hump day! The last day of 2015 is tomorrow so I figured that it would be fitting to go through my top 10 highlights of 2015! 2015 was a pretty exciting year, so here are my top 10 from this year!


One | Dallas: For my birthday, Matt took my to Dallas so we could eat Freebirds. That was the only reason we went to Dallas. We took a repo {reposition} flight, meaning it wasn't an actual flight with passengers. It was just two pilots and us on a CRJ-900. It felt really weird being the only two people on a plane but it was so cool! Even though we were only in Texas for an afternoon, it was great to see a different state.

Blogging

2016 Blog Goals

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Happy Tuesday!

After revisiting my 2015 blog goals that I set last year and seeing how much I accomplished, I realized that I need to think about what I want to accomplish with The Arizona Prepster in 2016! {If you're curious about how I did with my 2015 goals, check out this post}


Platform Switch | Hopefully sometime next year I can {and will} make the switch from Blogger to self-hosted Wordpress. It's not that I don't like Blogger, there are just so many more possibilities with plugins and whatnot with a self-hosted blog!

Blogging

2015 Blog Goals Revisited

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It's the most wonderful time of the year, or is it? It's the time to revisit the blog goals that I set for myself and the blog last December!


At the end of last year, I made goals for The Arizona Prepster for 2015! {you can read up on those here} I was very excited to see what 2015 had in store and I came up with five goals that I wanted to achieve with this blog!

Blogging

The Arizona Prepster Reader Survey 2015

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I can't believe that 2015 is almost over and so is my first full year of blogging! This year has been so exciting for my blog and I cannot wait to see what 2016 has in store for The Arizona Prepster as I'm sure you are as well! I want you to have some say about what happens next year! Yes, I want to hear what you think and what you want to see!


I've created a survey to gather your valuable feedback and comments! Your readership means so much to me and I want to continue to curate the information that you want to see next year! There is no sign-up form necessary for this survey, just click this link and answer as many questions as you want! {there are two required questions, everything else is optional}

Lifestyle

Where Are You Christmas {Spirit}?

9:00 AM

Happy Tuesday!

I don't know about you, but to me it seems 2015 is the year of minimal Christmas spirit. I mean Christmas is in three days and I'm not feeling like it, at all. 


Around the country, this is what I've been seeing. I mean, the temperature is late fall temperatures at best, it has barely snowed in many usually snow-filled places. It's almost like "is this a joke? Are we really twenty-two days into December?" Yes, yes we are.

Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers

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Happy Friday! There is one week left until Christmas! {and it really doesn't feel like it, at all} That being said, this is going to be my last gift guide post for the holiday season! I've enjoyed doing these posts for you and I hope you have enjoyed reading them! {and have found a great gift for someone special}



If you need a last minute gift, think about getting a stocking stuffer! Stocking stuffers make quick gifts and you can find them at Target {who doesn't love Target?!} Home Goods or other shops. I personally enjoy stocking stuffers, they are small and can be so cute! I feel that many times, the stocking can be overlooked and basically forgotten about.

Fashion

Holiday Party Outfits

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Happy hump day!

School is wrapping up for most and that means that holiday parties and celebrations will be kicking into high gear! That means figuring out what to wear and that can be difficult when there are so many options!


I wanted to share some holiday party outfits ranging from dressy casual to full-on glam status. There are so many different dress codes for holiday parties, depending on who is hosting, so I wanted to be able to share a range of options, depending on the party that you are going to this holiday season! Who knows, you may be going to enough parties to use all of these suggestions!

Blogging

Blog Redesign Sneak Peek

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Happy Tuesday! Can you believe there are only ten days until Christmas!! Oh my goodness! I hope you have all of your Christmas shopping done because I'm sure the stores now are going to be insane! Anyway, there is something much more important that I want to share with you!


If you read my post from November 13, then you know that the blog is going to be going through a revamp! It includes a color palette change, a logo change, and little tweaks on the sidebar! I'm very excited! This change will probably be happening in the coming weeks, either around Christmas or after New Years {we shall see}. I'm so excited about the redesign that I wanted to give y'all a sneak peek! So today I'm going to let y'all peep the color palette!

Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide: Beauty - Save

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Happy Monday! Eleven days until Christmas! If you're still looking for gifts for women, here are some beauty picks that you can find at Target, or other drugstores, today!

Lifestyle

Friday Favorites: Gift Guides

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Happy Friday!

I haven't done a Friday Favorites post in awhile! However, recently I have been seeing slews of gift guides, my own included, and figured I would share them with you if you are last minute gift shopping next week!

Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide: For Him

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It seems like men are the hardest people to shop and buy gifts for, maybe it's because they don't really care what they want? Who knows, I don't think we'll ever get an answer!



Until the day we actually get a helpful answer, we can just use this gift guide as a helpful resource to get the man in your life something special.

College

How to Ace Your Finals

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I can't believe that it is finals week {for me} already! I feel like it has been forever since I've done a College Tips post, but here it is!


If you're anything like me, you're probably freaking out already over finals {and have been for awhile now} but that is completely okay! Finals are stressful, and there is nothing wrong with admitting it, but I want to make it easier for you!

Lifestyle

Motivational Monday #12

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Happy Monday! It is the twelfth, and last, Motivational Monday of 2015! 


I cannot believe that it is the end of 2015! Here is this month's motivational Monday posts to help you stay motivated and happy through the holidays!

Lifestyle

Starting New Traditions

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It's the time where holiday traditions make their way out of the woodwork and into our homes! But, what if you're not home this year and need to make your own traditions? Starting traditions on your own can be pretty difficult, especially when you try to please every single voice.


Starting a new tradition means coordinating schedules with your family or friends, and finding a time so it can happen annually. Starting a tradition also means having to do something that all members will agree with {and we all know how difficult it can be to get family to agree}. It also means communication and a lot of it. Traditions are something that should make you and your family happy, meaning it's important to make sure everyone's needs are met.

Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide: Beauty - High End

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It's December, and that means it is time to buy some gifts! Are you ready, because I sure am! I wanted to share some gift ideas for a makeup lover in your life! Although these are higher end products, I will be sharing some lower end products soon!

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