Back-To-School According to Crystal


Hello, lovlies! It’s your favorite doll here to give you some amazing back-to-school advice. Whether you’re going into high school, middle school, or you’re still in elementary, read on to learn everything you need to know for tackling the upcoming school year. Why do I sound like a YouTube video?!?!


Tip #1: Approach school with a good attitude. Having a bad attitude, or being in a negative mindset, will definitely NOT help you. Imagine the best – all the new friends you’ll make, the new stuff you’ll learn, etc., instead.


Tip #2: Smile. Smile at everyone. The nice kids, the mean kids, the good teachers, the cranky teachers. Even smiling when nothing’s funny will dramatically improve your attitude! Try it. You’d be surprised.


Tip #3: Challenge yourself. Try a new club, take an advanced/Honors class (if you qualify, of course). Do a team sport, like tennis, XC running, or skiing. Or just challenge yourself to get A’s on your tests or meet a new person every day.


Tip #4: Power through your homework. Sometimes, you’ll feel really bogged down with homework – especially if you get something to do from EVERY. SINGLE. TEACHER. When you get home, eat a nourishing snack and take a 15-minute walk before tackling your homework. Every thirty minutes, take a five-minute break and do something productive – switch the laundry, speed-clean the coffee table, or make your bed. Then get right back to work.


Tip #5: Breathe. This tip is great when you’re taking a big test. Don’t freak out. Visualize yourself in your happy place, and take a few deep breaths. You’ve got this!

I hope my tips help you this year!

Are you excited for school? What is your favorite class? When do you start (if you haven’t already)?




Back To School Tag!

Hello, everybody! I am thrilled to announce I have been tagged for the first time by Kaylyn from Kaylyn’s World Blog! The tag is back-to-school themed. Here are the rules:

1. Thank the person who tagged you.

2. Answer all of the questions.

3. Post new questions (or rewrite the old ones.)

Here are the questions Kaylyn is asking:

1. When did you start school?

A: I started on the 11th.

2. What is the subject that you are the worst at?

A: Definitely, without a doubt, math.

3. Do you love or hate school?

A: It depends on the day. Sometimes I love school, and sometimes I hate it. So far it’s great.

4. What is your favorite part of school?

A: The part when I finish all my work for the day.

5. What is your favorite subject?

A: I like French a lot.

6. What do you usually have for lunch at school?

A: Whatever my mom makes or I find in the kitchen.

7. Are you homeschooled?

A: Yes.

8. Do you do any sports in school?

A: Not currently, but I may do swimming.

9. When was your worst day in school?

A: I’m thinking my first day of third grade. I was super nervous because we had just moved states and I was starting at a brand-new school.

10. What are you studying in history this year?

A: U.S. History.

These are my questions for the nominees:

  1. For you, is school more about friends or learning?
  2. Are you a popular kid, sporty kid, a smart kid, etc., in school?
  3. Do you have a certain teacher you really like or dislike?
  4. What time do you wake up for school?
  5. Do you wake up by an alarm clock or by a parent?
  6. Are you homeschooled?
  7. If you aren’t in high school yet, are you nervous or excited? If you are in high school, do you like it?
  8. How long do you spend doing homework? Or, if you’re homeschooled, how long does it take you to do your work?
  9. What has been your favorite grade so far?
  10. Do you have any siblings who go to the same school as you?

I am nominating:

Loren from Happy House of AG

Samantha from Redhead With a Book

Rutvi from Capturing & Creating

Thanks for nominating me, Kaylyn! This has been fun! Have a great week, everybody! 🙂