May Thankful Thursday

May Thankful Thursday

Copy of THROWBACK THURSDAY.pngHello and happy Thursday. Welcome to the special edition of Throwback Thursday in which we look through my notebook of things that make me happy and randomly select five to share with you. Let’s get started, shall we?


May 3rd, 2017

#648: Hanging out by the pool

I mean, do we really need a context for this one? Trips make me happy. Pools make me happy, even if I don’t get in them. If you don’t like to hang out by a pool, tell me why, please. I’m curious.

May 7th, 2017

#668: Updating my teaching folders

Here I think I was referring to the Google Drive folders I have, which are full of resources I have acquired and made through the years. I have always loved organizing things, and by this, I don’t mean just physical stuff. I love having my digital files and folders neatly organized.

May 13th, 2017 

#700: The soundtrack for a great musical

I want to say I was referring to Dear Evan Hansen, but I can’t be sure because I don’t know since when that show has been around. I personally don’t enjoy musicals as much as other people, but I love listening (and singing) to their music. I haven’t watched Dear Evan Hansen, but I came across its soundtrack and I loved it.

May 17th, 2017

#723: Watching Puss in Boots

For those of you who are new here, hello, my name is Camila and I absolutely love children’s movies. One of the topics I worked on with my former kinder boys was related to fairy tales and nursery rhymes, so as a closure, we watched Puss in Boots, and I enjoyed that movie more than all my students put together.

May 23rd, 2017

#750: Getting through with my Portuguese homework

I don’t usually struggle when it comes to learning a new language, and I found Portuguese particularly easy. This homework, though, must’ve been long and hard because finishing it made me happy.

Now it’s your turn to tell me something that has made you happy. Spread the happy thoughts in the comments below.

Happy Thursday!

Love, Miss Camila

Kindle Haul #7

Kindle Haul #7

Alibris: Books, Music, & Movies

100th (2).pngHello and happy Wednesday. Apparently, I gave myself a break in November of 2018 because I didn’t buy any ebooks then. I did get seven new titles for my collection in December, and I want to tell you all about how little I spent. Let’s get started, shall we?

Black Beauty by Anna Sewell 

Good news about this book! It’s still $1.99, so if you’ve been thinking about getting it, do it now.

Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson

This book was $1.99 when I got it, and it is now $9.64.

Wrecked by Maria Padan 

This title is now $5.69, which is obviously more than $1.99, but it’s not a terrible price.

The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks 

This book is now $11.99, so I would wait for a sale. (I got it for $1.99.) If I’m not mistaken, this is a Great on Kindle book because it belongs to the self-improvement genre. This means that if you get it, you’ll get credit so that you can keep buying Great on Kindle books.

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert 

Again, wait until this is on sale, unless you want to pay $12.99 for it, which let’s be honest, you don’t. You’d rather pay $1.99 like I did, right?

The Home for Unwanted Girls by Joanna Goodman

This book is currently $9.99, if you’re interested in buying it. (Interested on?) Anyway, I bought it for $1.99.

The 12 Dares of Christa by Marissa Burt

This beauty was $1.99 when I got it, and it is now $7.99. Not a terrible price, but would you pay it?

That’s it for today’s haul. I would like to know about the cheapest book you’ve ever gotten. Share some nice stories with me in the comments!

Happy reading!

Love, Miss Camila

“I’m Late for Class” Makeup Look

“I’m Late for Class” Makeup Look

Kevyn Aucoin Beauty

Hello and happy Monday. Today I bring you a very basic routine for those days when you either have about thirty seconds to do your makeup or you don’t want to do much but you also want to look like you’re alive. This really simple look was inspired by a Tanya Burr video, so you know it’s going to be quick, easy and not at all over the top. Now, the cool thing about this look is that you can build it up and add more steps if you feel like it, and trust me, you’ll look awesome. Here are the steps I followed to achieve it:

  1. Primer
  2. Foundation
  3. Concealer
  4. Eyebrows
  5. Mascara
  6. Brown eyeliner (waterline)
  7. Bronzer
  8. Blush
  9. Lipstick

How would you build up this look? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy Monday!

Love, Miss Camila

L’Occitane Mini Haul

L’Occitane Mini Haul


Hello and happy Sunday. You know how my heart feels about L’Occitane, and if you don’t then you’re probably new here, in which case, hi and welcome. The fact that L’Occitane has an online shop has made my life easier but it’s also made me poorer. Take this haul, for example. I was just going to buy a shower oil for my grandma and ended up with two kits for myself.

One of those kits is the one you see in the left. It is the Reine Blanche routine. This literally means “white queen” and it is a series of products that will clarify your skin and help with discoloration. I got this kit for $10.37, and it currently isn’t sold anymore. It came with the makeup bag as well, which I think is super convenient for traveling.

Now I got another set that came with another bag. This one cost $15.87 and came with a mini aqua toner, and then some Verveine products like shower gel, shampoo, body lotion, perfume and hand lotion.

Additionally, I got some free samples, which I think I gave to my mom. I got another hand lotion, two different serums and a sample for the Terre de Lumiére perfume, which is absolutely delicious.

What’s your favorite L’Occitane product and why? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy Sunday!

Love, Miss Camila

My Happy/Sad Faces Activity

My Happy/Sad Faces Activity

Hello and happy Saturday. I’m in that weird mood in which I basically want to share all about my new job, and I swear there’s a post coming up specifically about how I got it and how I’ve felt about it.

Today I want to talk to you about an activity I did on my first day, which wasn’t the first day of class. My students had had a different teacher for almost the entire school year, but she quit and I came along to replace her. I feel that this is a very difficult position to be in, especially when teaching high school, which is what I came to teach because students will compare you to the person who was before you, they will want things done a certain way, but they will also take the opportunity to try and change the things they don’t.

Because I was literally thrown into class without having done any planning, I decided we should do, for that first class, a sort of introductory activity. I needed to learn my students’ names, of course, but I also wanted to know how things had worked before. I specifically wanted to know the things they did and liked, or the things they wished we could do in class, as well as those things they didn’t like.

I gave each student a piece of paper and told them two draw a happy face and a sad face, and told them what I just explained about what I wanted to know. Now, and I think this is something important that all teachers need to know: I didn’t make any promises I didn’t know I could keep. I couldn’t tell them we would be done using the reading platform because that was something that belonged to the curriculum and I couldn’t just remove it.

What the activity gave them, however, was a possibility to let me know about their learning styles, about the objectives and expectations they had regarding English class, as well as the things they didn’t really like about it. That activity helped me shape my classes in a way that was more comfortable for my students, and that could explore that variety of styles.

In the comments below tell me one thing you liked and one thing you didn’t from one of your classes in high school.

Happy teaching!

Love, Miss Camila

Kindle Haul #6

Kindle Haul #6

Alibris: Books, Music, & Movies

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Hello and happy Wednesday. Yes, this is another post about me getting super cheap ebooks on Kindle, and yes, I am amazed too at the amount of books I acquired. Today I have seven titles, which I all got for $1.99. Let’s get started, shall we?

Freefall by Mindi Scott

I got this book in October, 2018. It is now $8.54, if you wish to purchase it.

The Good Liar by Catherine McKenzie 

Although you can no longer get this book for $1.99, you can either borrow it if you have Kindle Unlimited, which means you’ll be getting it for free, or you can buy it for $5.99.

A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess 

I got this book in October, 2018. You can buy it now for $9.99.

The Child by Fiona Barton 

This book is currently $12.99, so I would suggest that you turn on notifications on it for you to know when it’s going to be discounted.

Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig 

Same as the previous book, I’d wait until it’s on sale to buy it because it is now $11.99.

The Iceberg: A Memoir by Marioun Coutts 

If you’d like to buy this book, it is $9.99. There was a time when I’d pay that for a book, not anymore.

The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory

This cutie is $9.99 as well, so go get it if you’re really desperate to read it. If you’re not, follow my previous advice and turn on notifications so you know when it’s super cheap. Then you can get it.

I want to know about the books you’ve recently bought. Where did you get them from? Were they super cheap or did you splurge on them? Tell me all about them in the comments below.

Happy reading!
Love, Miss Camila

The Most Extra Makeup Look

The Most Extra Makeup Look

Kevyn Aucoin Beauty

Hello and happy Monday. Today I bring you a look with all the colors, a look that some people might not think appropriate for any social scene and that I wore to go to the movies last Sunday. It is no doubt one of the most extra looks I’ve done, and I hope you enjoy it. These are the steps I followed to achieve it:

  1. Primer
  2. Stick contour
  3. Concealer
  4. Foundation
  5. Powder
  6. Eyebrows
  7. Matte orange (crease)
  8. Pink (eyelid)
  9. Magenta (outer corner)
  10. Yellow (inner corner)
  11. Black eyeliner (tightline)
  12. Yellow (inner half of the lower lash line)
  13. Green (outer half of the lower lash line)
  14. Magenta (reverse smokey eye)
  15. Mascara
  16. Contour
  17. Pink blush
  18. Pink highlighter
  19. Fuchsia lipstick
  20. Fuchsia lipgloss
  21. Dewy finish setting spray

Where would you wear this look to? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy Monday!

Love, Miss Camila