Monday, July 31, 2017

Movie Theater Etiquette

So as we all know, I LOVE MOVIES! Sometimes, however, there are a few people who don't know how to conduct themselves in the movie theater. Here are some tips so you AREN'T one of those people because that person is n ever liked and no one wants that.

TURN OFF YOUR CELL PHONES They all have a silencing function. There is absolutely no excuse for your phone going off in the middle of a movie.


DON'T POINT AT THE SCREEN AND SAY WHAT YOU THINK WILL HAPPEN. For those of you thinking this is the same as the previous, it is and isn't because this is much worse.





DON'T SIT IN FRONT OF SOMEONE IF YOU CAN. So they can put their feet up and you can do the same.

So for most people, this is common sense. For some, they didn't know them at all. It is considerate to try and follow these rules so bear them in mind when you go to the movies. Let me know what you think in the comments below. I hope you enjoyed and I hope you have a wonderful day.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Finding Dory Birthday Party

Recently, my nephew turned 1. This little boy loves finding Dory so we threw him a Finding Dory pool party. Here are some tips that we did for you to throw your own Finding Dory birthday party.

Make it a Pool Party.

Have some Outside Games.

Get a Dory Beach Ball or two.

Decorate with Dory. (we also found this adorable age chart for pictures for each month)

Get Balloons.

Have Fishy themed Sandwiches. (Sea cucumber, peanut butter and jellyfish, and tuna fish)

Have a Fish Bar. (gold fish, gold fish pretzels, gold fish brownie bites, finding Nemo cookies, and fish gummies)

Cut a Watermelon into a Shark.

Have a Kid Drink and an Adult Drink. (Marlin's super sweet lemonade and Dory's forgetful juice ;) 

Put your Cupcakes in the shape of a Fish.

Make a Fishy Smash Cake.

Finished Products

Monday, July 17, 2017

5 Unspoken Rules of a Sorority Girl

Joining a sorority is something that can change your life. In my case, it changed for the better as I was introduced to these girls. I was also introduced to some unspoken rules that sorority girls seem to share no matter the sorority.

1. Greetings: When you see a sorority sister you say, with a genuine smile, something along the lines of:
"Hey sweet girl.", "Hey girl.", "Hello gorgeous." 

2. Wardrobe: When you get a t-shirt at chapter, you wear it the next day.

3. Shopping: When you have a themed social, you go to the thrift store.

4. Get-Togethers: When you get together with your sisters, there better be cookie dough.

5. Gameday: Dress your best for football games.

BONUS: Wear your letters with PRIDE!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

How to Soothe Sun Burn

Here are some easy ways to soothe your sunburn so that you can prevent peeling and just feel better. First, let's talk about what sunburn does. Sunburn causes your skin to be hot, dry, and peel. Here's what I do to make it feel better.

1. Stay Hydrated

2. Ice the Areas

3. Moisturize the Areas

4. Apply Aloe

These little tricks just make me feel better immediately and this time around I put moisturizer on the areas, iced them the next morning, put more moisturizer and the sunburn was gone by the second day.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Binge Worthy Shows

Like any college student I am a proactive binge watcher. I love Netflix and everything about it's creation and I have so many lists I need to catch up on. Yes, I do have several types of list. The binge watching just never takes a break and I am going to share with you what I have watched and what I want to watch.

British Shows
What I have watched

  • Doctor Who
  • Call the Midwife
  • The Paradise
  • Downton Abbey
  • Game of Thrones
  • Sherlock
  • Reign
  • The Royals
  • Victoria
What I want to watch
  • Merlin
  • The Fall
  • Land Girls
  • The Bletchley Circle
  • Partners in Crime
  • North and South

Super Hero Shows
What I have Watched

  • Smallville
  • Arrow
  • Supergirl
What I want to Watch
  • Flash
  • Gotham
  • Dare Devil

Netflix Shows
What I have watched

  • House of Cards
  • Glow
  • The Crown
What I want to watch
  • Making a Murderer
  • Gypsy

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

4th of July Wreath

Happy Fourth of July Everyone! So to celebrate this Fourth of July I made a wreath to display on our front door. This was really fun to make and pretty easy. Here's what I did. Here are your Supplies! You will also need a hot glue gun!

To Start: Take the wreath circle, pipe cleaners, and whatever you are using as your base.

Wreath Base: Tie the end to the circle with a pipe cleaner, take a foot of the red, pinch it, and tie it about two inches from each pipe cleaner. Repeat until the whole circle is covered and do another layer if needed.

Blue Ribbon: Layer the blue ribbon twice around the wreath. Glue on every other pipe cleaner.

White Ribbon: Layer the white once around in the same way you did the blue.

The Bow: To make the bow, fold diagonally and glue each layer in the middle. I did four on each side but you can do as many as you need. Then glue a star in the middle and glue it on your wreath wherever you like.

U.S.A: Paint your U.S.A letters white and then glue them and the stars where ever you like. I made them work together but you could also separate the stars around the wreath.
Finished Product

Friday, June 23, 2017

Why We Love Wonder Woman

I have had a really interesting year that some would say wasn't the best. I have experienced a lot and learned a lot and I'm still not a hundred percent. The new Wonder Woman movie really made me happy. There is just so much I took away from it and here's what I did.

She is a Beacon of HOPE

She STRONG and Strong Willed

She STANDS UP for What she Believes in


She Feels LOVE will Save the World

This is a movie I really needed to see and a message I really needed to hear. I don't know about you but I definitely want to be more like Wonder Woman and I will certainly try.

Monday, June 19, 2017

A Word with Liu Miao

So this week I made a new friend on the blogging circuit. Her name is Liu Miao and she is the owner of the blog A Word with Liu Miao.

I learned a lot about Liu Miao through a virtual interview we shared with each other. Take a look at what inspires her to blog and more:

Moonie-Mag Malan: Why did you start blogging?
A Word with Liu Miao: I wanted a creative outlet when I started college.  I also love helping people by giving advice.

MM: What inspires your posts?
LM: College inspires a lot of my posts. Being a spoonie and adoption are other topics that I love to write about.

MM: What are some of your goals for the future? (This can be for your blog or just in life or both)
LM: I want to be a child life specialist. they help children cope with being in the hospital. I would love to be published in an academic journal or have a book published

MM: What advice would you give a blogger whose starting out?
LM: Write about something you are passionate about. If you don't like something, you won't be motivated to write about it.

MM: What are some of your favorite things to do for fun?
LM: I love to hangout with friends, write, hand lettering, eat, and watch YouTube/Netflix.

MM: What places would you like to visit?
LM: New Zealand, China, and Australia are some places that I want to visit.

MM: Who do you look up to?
LM: My parents are people that I look up to.

MM: What is your biggest accomplishment?
LM: Making Dean’s list ¾ semesters of college.

Liu Miao's blog is very insightful to things that everyone should know. Down below I have linked a few of my favorite posts of hers:

A Time for Everything - Inspiring

Things Not do When you Meet and Adoptee - Informative

5 Quick Hairstyles for Busy Mornings - Beautiful

Go take a look at A Word with Liu Miao! She's a great blogger and it was so fun getting to know her! Thanks for reading!