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Mornings With Katie!

It is still summer which means waking up doesn't necessarily mean getting out of bed and powering through a busy day. Don't get it twisted, I do spend a lot of time running around during the summer and spending time with others, but I am also extremely guilty of waking up half way through the day and spending the rest of the daylight hours in my comfy clothes. I honestly think that those comfy days are just me living my best life. 
Today the goal is to guide you through some of my morning essentials. Things that make my mornings happy and enjoyable.

Music is an absolute must have in my mornings. My mood really deciedes what playlist I listen too. For example most of the summer I have been listening to a playlist full of happy upbeat music in the morning to really get me going. Whereas if I wake up in a bad mood I will usually just play the G Eazy When its Dark Out album on repeat because it kinda makes me feel like a bad ass. Spotify is a lifesaver for discovering new music a…

The Great Outdoors!

It has recently come to my attention that I apparently come off as quite an outdoorsy person. Don't get me wrong I was told this by a semi intoxicated boy at a party but either way it got me thinking. In all honesty I understood where he was coming from. If you take a look at my current Instagram the last group of photos (other than birthday and dance posts) are typically all me outside or a picture of a nice view. Needless to say I guess I do spend a decent amount of time in what we call the great outdoors, if I'm being real with you right now I am sitting on my deck as I write this post up. The real question swirling around my little pea sized head was "how did Katie Harding the blog writing beauty become such an outdoorsy person?"
So I may not have the answer to that question and I am trying my best to not let it pick at my brain. But I have accumulated an album of photos that I have taken or that people have taken of me that I would love to share with you…


Summer is the time to get stuck in your head and spend some real time thinking. Whether I'm lying on the beach or sitting on the sofa, I find myself doing a lot of deep thinking. And sometimes whats in your head can be scary as hell! In the next year my life is going to change drastically, in September I will be heading into my last year or high school. An if all goes as planned I will be graduating in January. Now before I post this I know there are going to be an abundance of comments asking me what I plan to do after high school and the truth is I really don't have any plans. I have had many ideas pop up in my head but I honestly don't feel comfortable trying to pick one thing that I want to focus on for my future. And I have totally come to terms with that. In high school there is so much pressure on kids to have their futures completely planned out, which I think is completely ridiculous! I don't understand how an adult can ask a 17 year old teen to plan ou…

Come to the Beach With Me!

Hey guys! I know it has been a while since I posted but I promise I am back!I had such a good response on my Come Hiking With Me post that I thought I would do another one but beach addition. Summer is finally upon us in British Columbia and I could not be more excited for it. A couple exams in school and I will officially be on summer break. Usually I spend summer relaxing on the beach in the sun and I have accumulated what I think is a really good assortment beach bag necessities. Keep reading to find out what I keep in my beach bag!

Most of the items in my bag that are always there are beauty related items. I didn't want to go into too much depth because other products and items are constantly changing, like my towel and bathing suit. The bag I usually take to the beach is backpack with gold details. Unfortunately this bag doesn't have a label or tag on it anywhere so I have no idea what brand it is. I also tried to find a similar one so I could link it for you but …

My April Favourites!

April has come and gone much faster than expected. I always find that this time of the year goes by so quickly compared to other months. With the buzz of y bust schedule I have found myself loving a small group of items. I have reached for these products and items continuously throughout the busy month and I thought I would share them with you.

1) My Planner
The business of months can quickly knock you off your feet, and not in a good way. Having a daily planner with all my events and commitments laid out for me in an organized manner helped me stay focused and on task all month. I would highly suggest picking yourself up a planner if you are ever feeling stressed out about work overload or a crazy busy schedule.
2) Makeup Bag
Not only was April busy as can be I also spent a lot of time travelling. When it comes to travelling I don't want to spend anytime worrying about if my makeup is shattered or falling apart. I have found myself always reaching for this Zoella Beauty b…

My Movie Night Picks!

Movie nights are hands down one of my favourite ways to sit back and have a good time. The movie of choice can either make or break the night. I would say I am fairly well versed in movies. So in hopes to share my knowledge with you I have created a well rounded list of movies that i personally love. From independent movies to high speed action your sure to find a movie you love.

Title 1: Ashby
I discovered Ashby one late night on Netflix. The story line is intriguing but not to confusing. I enjoyed this movie because it was an emotional roller coaster. I found myself laughing, crying, and overly frustrated. Since that night I have watched that movie over again multiple times and everytime I watch it I love it even more.
Ashby Trailer!

Title 2: The Submarine Kid
The submarine kid is an independent movie that will keep you engaged from start to finish. I balled my eyes out multiple times during this film, and rightfully so. The plot is full of ups and downs and I found myself re…

Easter Excitement!

Easter, a fun-filled couple of days full of pastel colours and smiling children. Easter is sometimes a holiday that is thrown away. I find that in my life Easter seems to be right around the time of the year that is ridiculously busy. My family often doesn't come together for a crazy egg hunt nor do we get the chance to sit down every year for a turkey dinner. But you don't need all those things to have a good Easter.

       You're probably wondering what exactly I like about Easter if I don't tend to participate in the traditional Easter shenanigans, but there is a reason. I love Easter because of the flowers and the colours and the general happy bright vibe that everyone tends to have during the long weekend. I am a complete sucker for a pretty flower and a sunny day. And no unfortunately Easter does not always land on a gorgeous sunny day, but who cares. I think that the most important part of Easter is being able to relax and spent as much time as possible …

Come Hiking With Me!

Now before we get started I want to make this very clear. I am in no way shape or form an expert hiker. I don't own hiking boots and I have never gone on an extreme hike that spanned more than one day. This post is going to be mostly for the people who like to go for hikes around their city or near where they live. The easy hikes that everyone goes on and takes pictures of. Don't get me wrong, I love exercising and going for a good hike, but did you really go on the hike if you didn't take a photo?
       In this post I am going to show you what I would typically bring with me during a small hike. I know when I fist started to go for short little hikes I had no idea what to bring. So I am hoping that this post will be helpful to people who are just getting into going for hikes or have already started but don't know what to bring.

Clothing is very important while hiking. You want to feel comfortable but also not be too hot or too cold. (especially in Can…

24 Facts About Me!

I thought it would now finally be a good time for me to tell you a little more about myself. I have been getting an amazing amount of support regularly on my posts and I can't thank you enough for that. So now I feel like I want you to get to know me more personally hopefully do we can connect and relate to each other even more. So here and 24 facts about me that you probably don't know yet.
1) My name is Katherine Harding, Katie for short. 2) I'm 16 years old. 3) I live in British Columbia Canada. 4) I am a competitive dancer. 5) My favourite colour is blue.   6) My favourite childhood TV show was Scooby Doo. 7) I have an older brother and older sister. 8) I have a puppy named Jasper who is almost 6 months old. 

9) My favourite blogger/Youtuber is Zoe Sugg. 10) My favourite sport to watch is hockey. Yes I am a Leafs fan.  11) My favourite food is Poutine. (Can you see the Canadian in me now) 12) I do half of my schooling online. 13) I am a huge dreamer and I really…

Top 10 Travel Destinations!

I've always been a girl with aspirations to travel. I find that travelling makes e a happier person. I also think that travelling is good for the soul. I have compiled a list of places that I some day hope to travel to. Some places will have hotels or resorts linked to them but overall these destinations are gorgeous and refreshing.

*Quick disclaimer non of the photos on this post are mine, I have gotten them all from google images. All rights to original owners!*

1) Coolangatta Australia
Australia has always been somewhere I've wanted to go. The ocean and the laid back personality of the local makes it a popular destination. I've always wanted to learn to surf and and I think Australia is clearly the best place to learn!

2) Brighton England
I discovered Brighton through Zoe Sugg/ Zoella. From the piers to the lanes, Brighton has something to offer to everyone. I have seen so many images of the cute cafes and independent stores around Brighton. It is definitely goin…

The Ultimate Spring Break Staycation!

Spring break: The two weeks off from school that you build up to be the days of your life. Until you realize that your parents are still at work and you're not travelling to a beach destination. But don't fear Katie is here to lead you on the path of the ultimate staycation! I already wrote a blogpost about my ultimate feel good music that definitely will light up your spring break so make sure u check that out aswell!
My Spring Break Guide to fun!
- Have a Bonfire/ Campfire!  gather around the fire with your close friends and family. Make sure to bring snacks and drinks. I would suggest wearing layers because it definitely still cools down at night during spring!

-Have a Movie Night! Whether you're by yourself or with friends cozying up on the couch with some popcorn and a good movie is always a good time. Two movies that I would recommend are Sing! and Ashby. They are too completely different movies but I l…

10 Things to do Everyday!

There are little things that can easily make you a healthier and happier person. Below I have listed things that you should try and do everyday to lighten your mood and cleanse your mind and body. 
1) Drink More Water! I know I definitely DO NOT drink enough water. This year I made it my goal to drink more water everyday. No body wants to be dehydrated! It is recommend that you drink up to 8 glasses of water everyday! 8 glasses is a lot of water and you and me both know I definitely don't drink that much water everyday but we can try!
2) Make your Bed! I myself have been making my bed every morning for almost a year. Personally it makes me feel productive and like I'm starting the day off right. It also makes you look so much more organized and makes your room look clean!

3) Moisturize! Ain't nobody wants to have peeling dry skin when summer rolls around. Just like the water I don't moisturize as much as I should but I have been trying to every time I get out of…