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My new bed

1)My New Bed
Guys can I just talk about how much I love my new bed, and best part of all I got it for free but then I had to buy bedding stuff. So the story behind this bed is that my grandparents are moving out of thier house, and they didn't want some of their furniture anymore, so they asked my family if we wanted it, and we said yes. So now I got a queen bed! I feel like I just upped my bed game, and I feel more adultish because before I had a twin bed. I have so much space now, and it's so cozy! I just love it.

Selfie with me and Nicole

2)The Cross Country Team
You guys may or may not know that I'm on the cross country team for my high school. It is honestly so great, and I've made lots of new friends through cross country. The season is just now kicking off, and we are competing in lots of great meets. I am the 4th or 5th fastest girl on the team, and it's my first year. So making varsity my first year is a pretty big deal because all the other newbie girls are way behind me. I ran 3 miles in 22 minutes, and 37 seconds in my last race, just so you guys can get an idea of what fitness level I'm at. Running just makes me feel so good, and I should really talk about it more on my blog, but my audience is mostly other fashion, and lifestyle bloggers so I try to stay on topic with what my audience wants. But let me know if you would like to see running related things on my blog because I would love to post about it. 

DIY planter

3)DIY projects
This month I've really been getting inspired to do more DIY projects primarily for my room. Since I launched my new home series "At Home With Sugarcoatedbears", I've been looking at ideas that I can include in the series. And watch out because my first post in the series will be out in the next couple of weeks or less. I'm like seriously loving DIY's through, like you can make something that is super cute, for barely any money. That's what I like about DIY projects!!

Me stretching

4)Stretching, and Rolling Out Every Night
For these past couple of months I've gotten into the routine of stretching, and rolling my legs every night. For runners you really need to stretch a lot, and roll your legs that way you can prevent injuries. And I just love stretching! It's gotten to the point where I don't feel productive If  I don't stretch. I really notice a difference from stretching. My body feels more loose, I get a better night of sleep, and best of all-it relaxes me. It just really is a winner, and I'm really all about it. Also if you've never heard of rolling out before, it's pretty much using a foam roller or other roller kind of thing and rolling your legs with it. 

My Instagram

5)Instagram
Guys I am obsessed with Instagram!!! Ever since I started to focus on my blog more, I've been more present on social media. And over summer break I am proud to say that I spent a least two hours on Instagram everyday. It's just a thing that bloggers gotta do to promote their stuff. And not to mention how certain techniques bring tons of more traffic, and opportunities for you if you're a blogger or "influencer". I get so inspired scrolling through my feed, and seeing everyone's cute outfits, random food items, and home inspiration. I just love it!! But with school in session now, I won't have tons of time to be on Instagram because my focus is on school. Also you guys can follow me on Instagram @sugarcoatedbears

Anyways thanks for checking out this post. And I'll see you guys on Friday with another blog post. 
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Fall Inspiration from Rose Gal

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 Happy Friday guys! So the clothing brand Rose Gal emailed me, and wanted to collaborate, and of course I couldn't turn it down because their stuff is just too cute. Can I just talk about how cute their maxi dresses are, you can check out their casual maxi dresses here. Anyways I'm doing a different kind of post today. Today I'm going to be sharing two fall outfits that can inspire you for your fall wardrobe. So just a little disclaimer real quick. This post is sponsored but all opinions are my own, and I really like their products otherwise I wouldn't be sharing it. So let's get into it!

Outfit one
Outfit 1
This outfit is so cute, and casual. Fall is seriously the best time to get out those darker colors, I love the casual tee with denim look for the fall. 

Outfit 2
Outfit 2
This is an outfit that you could easily throw on, and be out the door real quick and still look cute. Sweater dresses are seriously so cozy through!!
Sweater dress
Boots

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Thanks for checking out this post. This post was a little sponsored, but hopefully you don't mind, and I hope you guys got inspired for what to wear for fall. But anyways I'll see you guys on Wednesday with another post.
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This is My 100th Blog Post

Outfit

Oh my gosh guys I can't believe I've hit 100 blog posts, that's just crazy! This summer I've been posting two times a week, and it's really made the posts add up a lot faster than I thought. And for my 100th blog post I would like to announce a few things.

Outfit

1)I'm going to be starting a home series on my blog called "At Home with Sugarcoatedbears". I seriously am a sucker for anything having to do with home stuff. And since I love it so much and not a lot of people know about my little home obsession, I thought to start the series. The series was kind of a last minute "I should do this" kind of thing. But It was such a good idea that I had, and now I'm going along with it. So get ready for some home improvement posts!!!

Outfit

2)I'm now going to start creating my own e-magazine from now on. I've been thinking about doing this for about a month or so, and I came to the decision to launch it right now for my 100th blog post. I'm estimating that there will be around 6 new issues a year or so. It will be a seasonal kind of thing like how any other magazine is. And best part of all-it's free!! I'm so excited for it! Also guys there is guest writing/guest content opportunities in my magazine. I would love to have guest bloggers in my magazine. That would make my magazine really fun, and community based. So shoot me an email if you're interested. You can email me at courtneyhardy1144@gmail.com. 
Now guys I'm actually releasing my first issue of my e-magazine in this post. Just follow the link down below, and click on the little play button near the bottom to put it into presentation mode. 

Outfit

Those are my little announcements, get ready for some exciting stuff coming soon.

Outfit

Outfit details:My shirt is from La Donna รจ Nobile, which means The woman is noble. I think it has a really awesome meaning and it's perfect for #girlbosses. Sherazandra sent me one of her shirt designs, and it's so cute. You guys should go check out her shop, she has the cutest designs! Here is the link to her shop. https://teespring.com/stores/la-donna-nobile-shop. Also check out her Instagram! Here is the link to that too. https://www.instagram.com/ladonnaenobile/


Thanks for tuning into this post. I hope you guys liked my magazine if you checked it out. I'll see you guys on Friday with another post!

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What's In My Bag for Back To School

Flatlay of my back to school stuff

Hello guys I'm back with another post, and today I thought I would share with you guys what is in my bag for back to school, because yes I'm a highschooler. I can't believe it's almost time to go back to school, summer break just went by too fast. But enough sobbing, let's get into the post. 

My bag

So this is what bag I'm planning to use for school, but that might change depending on how much stuff I'll need to carry. My mom got this cute little tote bag for me when she visited London on a business trip. This bag is from Cath Kidston's London collection. I just love the pattern, it's so adorable. 

Matching pencils!

My mom also got me a matching vintage pencil box from Cath Kidston's too. I think the pencils are really cute.

My binder

I usually have a binder in my bag for back to school because at least one of my classes always requires a binder. I got my binder last year from Walmart, but then I made my own cover sheet thing. So to make the cover sheet all you're going to need is a piece of white paper, 2 photos, and tape. Then you just tape the photos on however you like, and then slip that badboy into the binder and you're done.

Cute notebooks

Then I usually carry a notebook or two in my bag. The bright ideas notebook is from Cath Kidston, and the Windsor notebook is from Clare Phillips. And I promise you guys this post is not sponsored by Cath Kidston, my mom just got me tons of back to school stuff from them when she went to London for that business trip. 

My folders

Guys can I just talk about how much I love using folders for school. They are lightweight, and so convenient. I just like how they don't weigh my bag down too much. I got these two from Walmart last year when I was going school supply shopping for my sophomore year of high school.  

So that's what is going to be in my bag for back to school. But things might change depending on what classes I have, but this is pretty much the general idea of what's going to be in my bag for back to school. So thanks for tuning in, I'll see you guys on Wednesday with another post.
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The Basket

Closeup look

Hello guys today I'm back with another look. I'm really soaking up these summer looks before fall comes. This look is just so cute, and summery. I love it. But guys get ready for fall posts. I'm not going to start fall on my blog too early, but once it hits near the end of August, and the beginning of September, get ready for the fall posts!!! So anyways lets get into this look. 

Outfit

I just think this is the cutest look for the summer. I've been noticing that polka dots, and basket bags have been really trendy for the summer in the blogging community. I'm not one to follow the trends, but I will say that basket bags and polka dots are just adorable. Especially the basket bags!!! I feel like it has a picnic chic kind of vibe, which is cute. 

Outfit

Outfit details: The top is from H & M, the shorts are from White House Black Market, I don't know where the basket is from, and my glasses are from coach.

Side view

Also guys I curled my hair for this look, and I just love the way my hair looks when it's curled. It kinda has a vintage vibe about it. 

Looking to the side

And here is me looking to the side because that's just apart of the multiple poses that I make.

Closeup of basket

Thanks for tuning in for this post, I'll see you guys on Friday with another post.
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What I eat in a day

Hello guys. I thought I would share what I eat in a day because I always find other people's posts about this so interesting, so I thought I would share what I eat in a day. So let's get into it!

Smoothie Bowl

So today I had a brunch kind of deal going on. In the morning I like to eat something light, so today I'm going in for a smoothie bowl. The ingredients are listed down below. So to make this all you have to do is mix up all the ingredients in a blender, and then you're set to go! I added the second banana on top of the bowl for decoration because I'm just that kind of girl.

Ingredients

Dark chocolate flavored almonds

As a snack between brunch, and dinner I had some dark chocolate flavored almonds. These are so good, and still a little healthy. I just had a small bowl of these because I got hungry.

Pasta Bowl

Now onto dinner, my biggest meal of the day. So for dinner I decided to do a bowl of pasta. I've been eating a lot of pasta lately since my cross country season started, and pasta is always a good thing for runners since it gives you energy. So all you have to do to make this pasta is boil the pasta, then add all the ingredients to it. 

Ingredients

That's all that I ate today! Thanks for checking out this post. I'll see you guys next Wednesday with another post.

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