My List.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

So it's already March.
How the heck is it already March??
It seems like just yesterday I was counting down from ten and wearing a dollar-store hat that read "2016".
These past two months have flown by, every day blending into the next, filled with lots of studying, work, tears, and school. I feel as if I haven't even had time to acknowledge my goals that I had set for this new year, and now that I do, I'm seeing that I have not even scratched the surface of them.
Now that it's March, we are crawling out of the darkness that comes with the winter, into a new setting of light and life. As the flowers pop up from their hidden homes in the ground, and the air gets a bit warmer each day, my motivation grows alongside the spring time.
And I am here to create a list.
Not a grocery list.
Not a list of tonight's homework.
Not a list of things I have to do today.
A list of life-time goals.
I will track and follow these goals as long as it takes, until they are done, or I am dead. (Okay, that was a bit dramatic.)
This list will contain every goal I have, relating to every aspect of my life. They will track my progress of evolution as a person, a YouTuber, a friend, a role-model, a student, and everything in between.
I encourage you to make your own list and share it to the world, that way we can all support and motivate each other to reach our maximum awesomeness.
So enough babble. I present to you, my List.


Receive my 100,000 subscriber plaque
Be noticed in public
Be published in an article or magazine
Reach 250,000 subscribers
Reach 300,000 subscribers
Reach 400,000 subscribers
Reach 500,000 subscribers
Reach 1 million subscribers
Receive my 1 million subscriber plaque
Have a meetup
Go on tour
Create and sell my own product/service
Meet other YouTubers
Make YouTuber friends
Open a P.O box


Earn principal's list for first semester (junior year)
Earn principal's list for second semester (junior year)
Earn principal's list for first semester (senior year)
Earn principal's list for second semester (senior year)
Take the new SATs
Earn above a 1200 on the new SATs
Earn above a 1400 on the new SATs
Move rank to below #60
Apply to college
Get accepted into college


Go to Junior Prom
Go to Senior Prom
Be asked to prom?
Win a superlative
Make new friends
Feel comfortable with a friend group
Go to a real party
Have a boyfriend (sooner or later)


Go to California
Move away from home
Get my first place
Be promoted
Get my license
Turn 18
Turn 21
Get a tattoo
Dye my hair
Cut my hair short
Get a really good massage
Go on a date
Donate to a good cause
Donate to Locks of Love
Give money/food to the homeless
Do something extremely selfless


Visit a different country
Visit a different continent
Scuba dive
Go on a road trip
Go on a cross-country road trip
Learn to surf
Show up at the airport with only a bag and passport and take the next available flight
Go to Hawaii
Visit Europe
Visit Greece

This list will be constantly updated with new goals, or the goals that have been crossed off and completed. I am excited to share this with you, and I hope you join the fun.
Lots of love,

10 Reasons Why I'm Excited for Summer

Friday, February 12, 2016

So as you can tell, I recently re-did my blog (and it looks pretty darn cute). For the past few days, I've been trying to brew up some blog post ideas because why have an adorable blog if you don't use it? I have the tendency to talk to myself as I wander around my house - it's actually really weird how often I do it - but I usually end up speaking through possible YouTube video scripts. Today, I was going over some things I'm looking forward to in the summer, and a little spark went off - let's blog it! So basically that's what I will be discussing today...

Reasons Why I'm Excited for Summer:

1. My Birthday: My birthday is on June 20 (I'm a Gemini for all you zodiac lovers), and I absolutely love when in falls. It's an equal distance from Christmas, meaning I get presents for a completely different season, and I can start off the summer on a good note. Not to mention that it will be my 17th birthday and I will officially be a senior in high school. All good for this gal!

2. Getting My License: Ohhh my gosh this has to be one of the most exciting things to look forward to because I'm a very independent person, and getting a license is like a ticket to freedom. All of my friends are currently getting their L's, and to be honest, I am so jealous. Being able to drive will allow me to do so many things, such as: go to work, buy more fruits and veggies when I run out, hang out with friends whenever I want, go to the beach almost everyday, drive to cool locations to film, and so much more!!

3. CALIFORNIA BABY: AHHHH! If you didn't already know, I am going to Vidcon 2016 which means that I get to visit the magical land of C A L I F O R N I A! California is my dream destination for so many reasons, and now I can actually experience it myself (not through the countless number of California vlogs I watch). I'm going with one of my really good friends named Karli, and it's going to be amazing. She also likes photography and videography, so I will be taking some banging pics from my trip. I'm also super duper excited to meet with my internet loves, Emmy, Melissa, and Monica.

4. Buying My First Car: I was going to make this number 3 after mentioning my license, but I was too excited to get to talking about California. Anyways, along with getting my L, I will be purchasing my first car all by myself. I have been saving up money for months now, and by the time June comes around I'm expecting to have about $10,000 to buy a car. Not many people can say that they bought their first car, so I'm excited to experience this milestone in my life. (I'm also so ready to go car shopping because how fun does that sound??)

5. The Beach: The beach is my favorite place in the entire world, and with my license and some friends, it'll definitely be the highlight of my summer. Last year I didn't get to go to the beach as much as I wanted to because my parents had to work a lot, but now I will be able to go whenever I please. Okay this is super weird, but I'm also so excited to pack my car with my beach day essentials like: a chair, sunscreen, some towels, my lunch (of lots of fruit), extra clothes... doesn't that sound so cool?!?

6. Healthy Lifestyle: It is sooo much easier to live a healthy lifestyle in the summer because you have more time to make good meals and work out. I cannot wait to go on jogs in the morning, sit outside and eat some refreshing fruit, and overall feel good 24/7. Currently in the winter months, it has been so difficult for me to make time to work out with all of my studying and projects. I'm looking forward the breath of relief that comes with the care-free life of summertime.

7. Summer Fashion: There is nothing I love more than throwing on a pair of jean shorts and a cute tank top - an outfit that you can literally wear every single day in the summer. I love simplicity when it comes to my outfits, and I can just imagine all of the high-waisted, ripped jean shorts, and flowy tank tops with lacey bralettes that I will have. Something about summer clothes makes me feel bad-ass and confident, so I'm ready for those warm, sunshine days right about now.

8. YouTube Videos All Da Time: More free time = more videos. More sunshine = better lighting for videos. Longer days = more time to film videos. Everyone on summer break = more people have time to watch videos. It's a win-win all around.

9. Summer F O O D: Popsicles, pizza, veggie burgers, fries, watermelon, fruit... all taste better in the summer. I'm obviously a vegan, but there are still so many options for me to enjoy in the summer. Plus with all the extra time I'll have, I'll be able to try out a ton of amazing vegan recipes!

10. Freedom. With summer comes a sense of immense freedom. No school or responsibilities allows you to be able to hang out with friends and actually enjoy your life. I want to do lots of fun activities, and with a license I will taking lots a day-trips to cool places. Ahh I'm so pumped!! What about you?

Here's a little inspiration board for what I want this year's summer to be like, but otherwise, thanks for reading! Lots of love, Reese.

February Inspiration

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

     Ahhh would you look at my beautiful, new & improved blog. I'm so happy I finally had the time and motivation to restart this baby because I truly do want to making blogging a frequent thing.
      Chapter 2 of 12 is already upon us and I cannot believe how fast the time is going already. I've created a little inspiration board for the month of February, just to reflect how I want my month to feel like. I've been very into lavender and pastel pink hues recently, paired with (my obvious love of) black and white. I hope you get some good vibes off this post, but otherwise, I have nothing else to say besides - let's get blogging!        xo, Reese
(all pictures are from Tumblr - follow me @happyd4nce)

Back to Blogging!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Hey guys!! Okay so it's been a while since I've blogged but I've hit some inspiration recently. I found this 'October Blogging Prompts' that looks super cool, and actually gives me something to write about! I'm going to do as much of it as I can, and I'm also looking into getting a real, website-y blog. Stay tuned!

Here's the challenge:

How I Use My Planner + Supplies!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Goood morning/afternoon/evening to all of you lovely people. Tons of you have been requesting that I show you inside of my planner sooo, here ya go :-)

The planner that I use is the Day Designer brand, in a aqua blue moleskin cover. It is absolutely beautiful, due to its majestic color, smooth and clean feeling, and eye-catching gold detailing. (Can you tell I'm in love with this planner?)

I purchased this baby at Target for about $12 (maybe $15).

It is currently summer, so I do not have anything school-related written in this planner yet. I would normally write down my homework and assignments due, so I'll do an updated blogpost once the school year rolls around.

I love the monthly view on this planner because it makes me look like I have a very interesting life. I write down any events, appointments, or things that I need to do, with their times.

I use these little sticky flags to mark videos that I need to film and upload, and I put them on the days I will do so. I absolutely love this little trick because I can move around the videos if my plans change, or I can't film that specific video.

The one thing I do not like about this planner is that it does not change colors or themes in any way. It stays a consistent blue color throughout the whole year, and I honestly almost didn't buy it because of that. But, of course that's where washi tape comes in to save the day.
I use coordinating styles of washi tape to decorate the top of each page for a new month or week. I also like to use stickers to re-write the month name (because the goal here is cuteness, am I right?).

As for the weekly spreads, I like to once again use washi tape to decorate, but otherwise I basically use the boxes as a long, daily to-do list.
I used to have to-do lists scattered everywhere on my desk, but using a planner has completely eliminated them.

Currently I have a basic list of things I need to get done for each day, including: summer school work, going to the gym, errands, and meals. Of course if there are other things I need to do that day, I'll write em' down.

I recently have been pre-planning/decorating upcoming weeks, kinda with a theme in mind. For example, I had a candy/sweets theme for this week (which is pretty freaking adorable if I may add).

And of course you gotta have some supplies to do this all, so here are my weapons of choice:

Highlighter (for the important stuff)
BIC 4-in-one colored pen
BIC Atlantis medium point pen (black)
Sticky Flags
Sticky Notes
Sharpie Pens
Washi Tape

My washi tape stash (all were purchased from Target)

(first were from Target, middle 3 from IKEA, last from Target)

And stickers (all from

That's all I have for today! I hope I inspired you to organize your life with a planner because doesn't it look fun?! Have a wonderful day! xoxo reese regan

My Favorite Healthy Snacks!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

We all love snacking. It's an uncontrollable force that can sometimes lead us to overdo it. Believe me, I've been there. But, since starting my little health/fitness journey I've compiled a list of my favorite healthy snacks, that will satisfy your cravings, but not tip the scale.

△ mixed nuts
△ celery and peanut butter
△ air-popped kettle corn
△ hummus
△ sunflower seeds
△ guacamole
△ corn tortilla chips (for dipping)
△ turkey and cheese roll-ups
△ hard-boiled eggs
△ veggie straws (if I'm craving chips)
△ tomato + mozzarella + balsamic = yum
△ whole grain toast and peanut butter

Sweet and Savory:
△ cheese cubes and grapes
△ trail mix with unsalted nuts and berries (none of that chocolate and m&m stuff!)
△ banana or apples with peanut butter
△ banana sliced in half, spread with peanut butter, and topped with nuts

△ almost every fruit you can think of
△ (but my favs are) apples, bananas, cuties, red grapes, nectarines, blueberries, watermelon, etc.
△ dark chocolate
△ "nice-cream" (blended up frozen bananas)
△ yogurt
baked apple pie cookies (yum!!!!)
△ lactose-free ice cream

I hope you guys got some ideas from my list, because there are tons to choose from. If you're starting a fitness journey as well, just know that it's okay to snack! Sometimes we need to help ourselves between meals, and that's totally fine. I wish you all the best of luck and a wonderful day! xoxo Reese

A Look At My Books

Monday, July 13, 2015

I'm a stationary hoarder. No doubt about it. Whenever I go into stores (especially Target), I just can't help myself but to want to buy all of the notebooks and journals there. They're all so pretty with different colors, fonts, pages, quotes, and covers. I constantly have a little pile of notebooks that just float around my room and follow me around, and I'm going to show you them.
 Here's my current desk setup and if you want to see it in more detail, click here.
 On the far left of my desk you can see my little stack of books, also pictured nicely above. I have my (DIY) planner, my youtube video ideas notebook, a small moleskin journal, and a tiny book of sticky notes.
Starting with my planner, I'm currently just using a small drawing notebook from ACMoore. My other planner ended at June, and I needed something to hold me over before I purchase the InkWell Press Planner in September.
I set up my monthly view just by using a gold metallic marker and drawing a grid. The weeks start with Monday instead of Sunday, because I like to keep the weekend days together on the far right. I decorated the top with some floral washi tape, and a cute arrow-shaped sticker to mark the month.
I fill it in by using mulit-colored Sharpie pens that all serve a different purpose (school = blue, youtube = pink, etc.). I also like to use some little sticky note flags to mark what videos I want to film and when, plus I can move the flags around if I change my mind. Overall, I'm pretty simple when it comes to planning.
I like to set goals for each month and you can read some of mine for July. July has kinda been my "reset" month, because for the last half of June I basically had no sense of direction for my life.
As for day-to-day planning, I like to have a huge block of space for each day. On the right side I like to make tiny boxes for all of my meals, what workout I did for the day, and tracking my water. For planning my day out, I either sit the night before or the morning of that day and just write a giant to-do list. I also right little reminders of mental things I need to do.
My next friend I've got is my YouTube video planning/ideas notebook. I was actually successful in making use of this notebook, and I always keep in nearby. On the front I just used another little flag sticker to make it look complete.
(origami heart page tab can be made here)

Inside, I obviously have a list of overall video concepts, but I also dedicate whole pages to a singular video. This book makes sure my videos come out exactly how I picture them in my head, and it contains all of my crazy ideas.
The final two books I have are my thoughts journal, and that sticky note pad I mentioned before. My thoughts journal does exactly as it says, holds my thoughts. It's just filled with ideas and concepts and arguments and all of the things I wish to say aloud, but I have no one to talk to about. I have a buzzing mind and a big imagination, so I need something to filter everything into.
That tiny book of stickies is so useful when it comes to planning, and just making little notes to myself. It was free from some seminar so that's also pretty great.

And of course when it comes to writing or planning or drawing or creating, you need some supplies. Here are my absolute favorites:
△ Fine-Tip Sharpie Pens
△ BIC Mark-it Fine Point Metallic Markers
△ BIC 4-in-one Colored Pen
△ Washi Tape
△ Sticky Notes

I hope you guys enjoyed a little look into my life :-)
As always, xoxo Reese.
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