Auburn Pride: September 2015

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

What Makes Fall Wonderful!

Let's talk about fall y'all:
Oh my goodness its my favorite time of year, FALL!! Fall is so wonderful for many reasons, and I'll give you my favorite reasons... The smells:  Pumpkin spice, cinnamon, etc.
The colors:  Burnt orange, dark red and green, and even browns.
The weather:  Not too hot, not too cold.
The clothes:  Over sized sweaters, and boots lots and lots of boots.
The accessories:  Hats, gloves, and... SCARVES!!!

Let's talk scarves:
Scarves are that final magical touch to an outfit.  Scarves have healing powers, they can warm you, they can cover you as a blanket, and they are a constant snuggle.  This scarf I am wearing is one of my favorites, It is perfect for Auburn Football games.  Especially those super cold football games, this scarf keeps me nice and warm. 

Let's talk about where to get it:
I got this fabulous scarf from ARObsessions, you can find them on Instagram as @arobsessions.  They have such amazing and cute items. I absolutely love their company and their fast shipping. 


Sunday, September 27, 2015

How to Gain 2000 Followers on Instagram

I know that being a blogger is so important to so many of us, and rightfully so.  For a lot of us its our business, our income, and our passion.  One thing that is essential for us to be successful with our online business's is our followings.  We can't be successful unless we have our fellow viewers on different social media sites.
So today I am going to tell you how I gained over 2000 followers on instagram in only two months...

Step 1. Find a another blogger on instagram who doesn't have over 8k followers.
Step 2.  Go to their followers. (Not who they are following) Reasoning for this is that you are looking for people who will follow you back.
Step 3.  Start following bloggers, until you hit your hourly limit.
Step 4.  Do step 3 twice a day, or three times a day.
Step 5.  Anyone who follows you, follow them back.

Notes: You will be gaining over fifty new followers a day, so you need to download an app to keep up with everyone who follows you or unfollows you.  The app that I use is called "Followers +" Unfollow anyone who does not follow you back.  However give people at least three days to follow you back before you unfollow them.  Make sure you don't do this every day, spread it out evenly throughout the month, otherwise Instagram police may delete your account if they think you're a robot.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

My Morning With Nature Valley!

My Morning With Nature Valley!
College...ugh college... Early 8 a.m.'s, long walks to campus, sitting through endless lectures of information that even your professor can't hide his hatred for.  How do I hold my eyes open? How do I manage to do it every morning, five days a week?  Its not easy!

Here's my little secret:

Nature Valley's new Bistro Cups Oatmeal is perfect for those slow to go mornings.  Bistro Cups are exactly what I need in the mornings to get me going.  They are easy to find at a Publix near you, and with all their many different flavors there is a perfect one for each morning.

My morning:

My alarm yells at me at 6:30a.m. every morning.  I hit snooze once or three times. I slump out of bed and head to the kitchen for my magical potion. After I have my Nature Valley's Bistro Cups Oatmeal I’m ready to face my day!

Here's how it works:

All you have to do is pop one of the Bistro Cups in your brewing machine.  Once the brown sugar is heated up and mixed with the water you just add the oatmeal mix. Stir really well and you have yourself a delicious breakfast!

Even my furry friends can't get enough of nature valley!

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Monday, September 21, 2015

One of My Greatest Blessings

One of My Greatest Blessings!

Today I want to share with you all one of my greatest blessings.  Her name is Logan, she is the proud owner of a blog called LoganCan. She has such a unique taste for life, fashion, food, books, etc.  

One thing that I admire so much about her is her dedication.  She never turns down a challenge and she works hard for what she wants.  She doesn't take handouts, but she is the first to hand out.  When things get tough, well you would never know because she doesn't let it show.  

The second thing I admire about her is her creativeness.  She sees things in such a different perspective from the world, and creates masterpieces through what she sees.  She always has the cutest ideas for blog posts and doesn't mind helping a friend come up with some as well. 

The third thing I admire about her is her relativeness.  She makes her posts so relatable as if she were talking directly to you.  She has a power with her words to build you up and make you feel good about yourself.  And no matter what kind of day you're having she can put a smile on your face.

Logan has a heart of gold that the world is lucky enough to get to experience.  She is the most hard working woman you will ever meet.  She worked hard for her blog and is EXTREMELY successful with it.  She doesn't mind giving tips to help out her friends or family with their blogs.  She became successful because she is a success!

Every time I see this girl she is rocking a new style and making it look good.  She is daring, and thrilling, and you can't help but want to be her.  She makes every style look classy and that is because of her inner beauty just as well as her outer.

Do you like books? Probably not as much as Logan.  She can tell you the best reads for every week of every month.  She loves to read books and share with you her thoughts on them.  Not to mention she looks adorable while doing so. (As seen above)

Logan is a traveler, she has been many places thanks to her amazing hubby. And she loves sharing her stories with you.  She can tell you the greatest places to go, eat, and sleep.  She has such an exciting life that she loves sharing with us.

Number 20-something of things I admire about her.  Logan is a mother of two precious children you can see on her blog.  She is one of the greatest mothers I know and have ever seen.  She loves her children and they certainly love her.  She makes mothering look easy, and she's amazing at it.  She is the second best mother I know (compared to mine) and she is, because we share THE most amazing mom together. 

Logan is my big sister who taught me and so many others the ropes of blogging and although none of us will ever be as great as she is, she is one amazing teacher.  She was born to blog and if there is one thing I have learned as a blogger is that, some people are born to blog and others just blog to blog.  Logan was definitely born for it, and does it quite well.

Thank you Logan for all that you do not only for me, but for everyone you encounter. You truly are one of my greatest blessings.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Top 5 Movies to Watch!

Top 5 Movies to watch:

If you need a good, funny, sad, romantic, movie to watch the "Holiday" is for you!

If you're one for oldies "Meet me in St. Louis" is amazing! You can't help but fall in love.

"Cinderella" is perfection! Need I say more?

Watch these two fall in love with the famous "Pride & Prejudice" 

Frozen is such a fun and exciting movie to watch when you just want to smile and have a good time!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Tie the Dye!

First off have plenty of snacks! This was so much fun to do, my roommate and I went and tie-dyed some shirts the other day.  It was my first time to do this and I loved it!  Enjoy looking at the photos of my day. 

Have a good day!:)

Monday, September 14, 2015

Tips to Great Blog Photos!


Hey guys, so today I want to tell you about this amazing app I use for my blog photos! I always struggle finding a good photo editor for my pictures, and lets be real... pictures are very important when blogging. 

This app can help you develop your dreams into reality.  Photofy has many filters, along with brightening, contrast, straightening, etc. personalized text, more stickers than you can imagine, amazing quotes for any occasion, and tons of other amazing edit options. Go  check out Photofy and watch your dreams come true! 

Photofy reached out to me and it was love at first sight.  It's so simple to work and makes editing so much fun.  My photos look so good now and are easy 
to create. 

You can find Photofy on any smart phone or on instagram as @photofyapp 

Sunday, September 6, 2015

I Am Not Afraid of My Religion!

My name is Alex, and I am a Christian!

Todays post is a little different from what I usually do. I am writing this because it is something that was laid on my heart lately and I want to share it with you!  I ask that you be open minded while reading it, and please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

People are okay with your religion as long as you don't believe that your God is THE God.  We live in a society that was created by/through God yet today we argue rather or not prayer should be done in schools.  It is more important to people that we all accept one another beliefs and leave it at that.  No one wants to be told that their wrong or that what/who they worship is wrong. 

We are so busy trying not to offend others that instead were offending our God and what we believe in.  We try not to shove our religion down others throats, yet is that not our purpose? Is this not why we believe? 

In this story you see three men of true faith, and a king full of hatred. The three men,  Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, never backed down from their faith in God.  They were willing to face whatever the king did to them for their belief.  They were even willing to die, for their God.  Now let's jump back to today... we are arguing over the right for students to pray in school...  I hope that you all are seeing how silly this is looking.

The people who try to get rid of our God, do not know our God.  Nebuchadnezzar (the king) did not know God.  In fact he hated him, he tried to mock him, but look at the end of the story...

28 Nebuchadnezzar spoke, saying, “Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, who sent His Angel[b] and delivered His servants who trusted in Him, and they have frustrated the king’s word, and yielded their bodies, that they should not serve nor worship any god except their own God! 29 Therefore I make a decree that any people, nation, or language which speaks anything amiss against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego shall be cut in pieces, and their houses shall be made an ash heap; because there is no other God who can deliver like this.”

After witnessing these three men and their faith, the king could not help but worship the Lord.

What God do you believe in, that you would walk into a fiery furnace for?  Jesus was willing (a sinless man) to be separated from God and go to hell (a fiery furnace) for us. Do you have a God like this one? Do you know what this God is like?

Peoples favorite question to ask is "How can you love a God who allows suffering?"  Well here is your answer- When loved ones are lost, we ask "why?".. We do not have an answer to "why?".. However we do have an answer to "where?".  And that is that God is there with you, in the fiery furnace He is standing beside you.

One way to help you understand this is this.. You're only as happy a parent as your saddesy child.  You would rather take their place, just as God did/does/do for us.  He is in the furnace for us today.  You will suffer, but you won't suffer alone, and that is the point.

If you look back in the verses you will see that one thing did burn in the furnace.  Did you see what it was? The only thing that burned in the furnace was the rope that bound them.  Jesus took that rope to hell with him when He died for us.  There is nothing holding us back from worshiping our Lord.

13 but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ’s sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy. 14 If you are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed are you, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you.[d] On their part He is blasphemed, but on your part He is glorified. 15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer, a thief, an evildoer, or as a busybody in other people’s matters. 16 Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in this matter.[e]  

What motivates us to stand up when everyone else stands down?
No other god saves like this!!
He is The way, The truth, and The life.

If you believe in this God then you believe he is there with you in the furnace. What do we have to fear when we have a God like this?

Faith, true faith, is when you can say "God I know You can do this, I know that if it is according to Your will, You will do it. But even if You don't, I believe in You!" 

You can ask "why is Christianity so different? Well its because it is so different! Even the king Nebuchadnezzar, said so.  

So again look at today, do you worship a God as great as this? If so here is my point for today...
I dare you - To stand up with such faith.

If you don't worship a God as great as this, it's never too late to get to know Him, and a great place to start is with His Word.  

I Dare YOU!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Snack Time!

Snack Time:
Ohhh I love snack time, it's my favorite time of the day! Isn't it yours? General Mills is what makes it my favorite time of day! Today I want to share with you why this time is so important to me.  Being in college, sometimes your class schedule doesn't line up with your meal schedule.  I know I don't have to get into all the detail about how important it is to eat, but it is.  So at times when I am fast on the go, and don't have time to sit down and eat, I grab one of my favorite snacks from Publix. 

Gushers are known for being a burst of flavor in your mouth.  They tend to take me back to my childhood, and with their ooey gooeyness their fun and easy to eat. 

Quaker Chewy Bars:
I love that Quaker Chewy Bars are only 90 calories, yet I feel like I am eating dessert. There are so many different flavors to pick from, and they also are so easy to grab and go. 

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Family Dinner with a Twist!

Family Dinner:
Time spent around the dinner table is a very precious time for anyone.  This time is set aside each day for families to join together and spend time with one another.  Mezzetta makes this time possible.

Me a College Student:
Today I want to share with you what my time looks like when I take my seat at the table.  Things are slightly different when it comes to dinner time with me.  Being a college student, I don't really get to see my family very often.  When you're in college the friends you make here become your family.  My friends are my family in Auburn, and at times we come together and spend that time around the dinner table thanks to Mezzetta.

Family Dinner with a Twist:
So here is my family dinner with a twist....

 The ingredients!

 We help each other out.

 Our set table.

 Our finished product.

A lot of happy faces thanks to Mezzetta!
Happy Thursday!