420 Party Decorations & Fun Ideas for the Stoner Holiday

In this blog post, I am going to show you some awesome 420 stoney party decorations and a bunch of fun ideas of things to do at your 4/20 party with your buds.

How to Throw the Perfect 420 Party: Stoner Decorations, Food and Fun Ideas

HOME DECORATIONS

First off, a party isn't a party without some decorations so grab these weed themed decorations (all of them on available on Amazon)

Other Decorations

FOOD

Let's face it.. you're going to need munchies.. lots and lots of munchies.

Why not have a "Potluck" with friends and have each person bring a snack or appetizer to share with everyone else.

Some munchie ideas:

If you need recipes then head over to Pinterest, it is a treasure trove of food ideas for parties

Decorations for Edibles

If you're going to have edibles available at your 4/20 party then you're going to want to make sure that they stand out from the regular food.. You don't want anyone binging on edibles and thinking they are "normal" food.

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PARTY IDEAS

Alright, the house is now looking stoney, food is taken care of so its time for some dope party ideas.

Rolling/Dab/Bong Station

Set up a little smoke station, a place where your buds can roll up, dab, or hit the bong.

Some things to include:

  • Rolling tray
  • Papers and/or Blunts
  • Grinder
  • Bong(s)
  • Dab Rig(s) 
  • E Nail or Nector Collector 
  • Dabbing Tools
  • Silicone Mat
  • Ashtray
  • Pokey Tools
  • Lots of Lighters

PINIATA

A party also isn't a party with out a Pinata!

    Grab a cannabis themed one and fill it with:

    Just be careful where you set the pinata up and make sure no one is in the way when you're trying to break it open

    PHOTO BOOTH

    Take some group shots or selfies in a "photo booth". It'll be fun to do and afterward, you'll have a bunch of great pictures to remember 4/20 & they will make a perfect Instagram posts

    Here's what you'll need

    A Background

    Photo Props

    Here are some some props to use in the photos

    A Selife Stick or Tripod 

    I know selfie sticks are lame but they will make it a lot easier to take photos

    Tripod and Selfie Stick $21.99

    Also make sure there is some good lighting, you can set the photo booth up near a window or grab a couple lamps from around your house to help light it up.

    GROUP ACTIVITIES 

    Games

    There are suprisingly a lot of weed themed card and board games out there, here are a few that would be a lot of fun to play on 4/20

    You Can Find More Stoney Games on Amazon

    Art or Crafts

    If you and your friends are the creative types then consider doing some arts and crafts!

    Decorate stash jars or customize lighters. If you need some inspiration (and directions) then check out my Youtube channel or my blog posts

    If you want to do something arty then grab my stoner coloring book! You can download a digital copy of my coloring book (Color Me Cannabis) in my Etsy store and then you and your buds will have 40 fun pages to color and draw on together. You can use pencil crayons, markers, crayons or gels pens to color the pages.

    You could also grab some canvases, paints, and brushes to create your own master pieces 

    Canvas Art Set $12.96

    Contests

    Are you and your friends a bit competitive? Then consider having some fun stoney contests

    Here are some contest ideas:

    • Blindfolded Joint Rolling
    • Who Can Roll the Fastest
    • Biggest Dab
    • Best DIY Pipe 
    • Weed Roulette 

    Food Pipes

    I think fruit and vegetable food pipes are SO much fun to make and smoke out of

    You can make food pipes out of:

    • Apples
    • Carrots
    • Bananas
    • Watermelons
    • Peppers
    • Oranges
    • Cucumber
    • And more just take a trip down the grocery store aisle and use your imagination
    420 Party for Stoners Idea Food Pipes

    All the "tools" you need to make a food pipe can be found in your kitchen

    Stoner Movie Night

    How to Throw the Perfect 420 Party

    Want something a little less active and a bit more chill? Then just watch a classic stoner movie (or two) with your buds. 

    Some classic stoner movies include:

    • Cheech and Chong
    • Pineapple Express
    • Half Baked
    • How High
    • Super Troopers
    • Harold and Kumar

    and there are MANY, MANY, MANY more - just Google "Stoner Movies" and you'll find a ton more to watch

    Okay I think that covers it.. well of course don't forget to go to a dispensary and pick up enough bud, concentrates, edibles or whatever your little stoney heart desires.

    I hope I've helped you plan the perfect 4/20 Party for you and your stoner circle.

    Have yourself a highly enjoyable 4/20

    All Chronic Crafter content is intended for legal cannabis users

    Chocolate Easter Bunny Pipe: Stoner Food Pipe

    I love a good festive food pipe, check out the video below to see how I turned a hollow chocolate Easter bunny into a real working pipe!

    Thanks for dropping by

    If you want to see more of my stoney creations then you should join me on Instagram or any of the other places below.

    The Cutest Cannabis Accessories for Stoner Girls

    If you're a female cannabis user then you know there is a lack of girly cannabis accessories on the market. Luckily this is slowly changing, I've searched the internet to find the best cannabis accessories for stoner girls.

    In this blog post you are going to find feminine smoking pieces, tools, fashion, and more! Alright let's get into it

    Crystal Pipe

    Want to smoke out of something magical? Then grab one these beautiful crystal pipes

    $18.99 on Amazon

    Santa Cruz Shredder

    Cheap silver grinders are so boring! Get a high quality grinder in your fave color, like purple or pink. 

    My Bud Vase

    My Bud Vase repurposes vases into smoking pieces. I just love how elegant and incognito they are! Truly a perfect piece for any lady cannabis user. 

    Herbal Vape by Pax

    A lot of herbal vaporizers are masculine looking and lack atheistic but not the Pax, it looks good and vapes even better!

    Pax 2 Herbal Vape $199.99

    Graphic Rolling Tray

    Roll up your joints or blunts on one of these cute trays

    Nail Crown by Cruz Culture

    The Nail Crown is cute and useful! There's a dab edition that includes: 6 unique titanium tools with silicone handles, a container for storing your herbal concentrate, a stand for holding the titanium tools while using and so much more!

    The flower edition includes: a silicone encased grinder, lighter holder, paper holder, containers, packing tools and more

    Dab Edition $39.95 to $49.95 on Cruz Culture and Flower Edition $90 on Cruz Culture

    Stash Jars

    Don't leave your cannabis hanging out in a baggie or whatever you picked it up from the dispensary in, get yourself a storage jar for your stash that speaks to your personality. 

    Both $18 from SmokiesTokeCouture on Etsy

    Cannabis Jewelry on Etsy

    Show your support of the cannabis movement and wear some weed! There are a lot of fashionable pieces out there created by artisans, go over to Etsy and support handmade

    Cannabis Leaf Necklace by Smokies Toke Couture $28.95

    Vape Pen by CloudV

    Concentrate vape pens have come a long way in terms of design and CloudV makes some of the prettiest pens (that also work awesome), I love all the colors and designs they come in so you can pick one that matches your style.

    $64.99 on CloudV Website

    Cannabis Print Leggings

    Leggings are the perfect apparel for chill stoney girls who want to be comfy, well why not wear some leggings with some 420 style? 

    Glitter Pipe

    These glitter pipe are dual purpose, first you can smoke from it then you can play with it. The glitter moves around freely in the liquid inside the pipe which is very captivating to look at (especially when you're lit) You can also put the pipe in the freezer for cool tokes. I kinda want one in every color.. 

    $56.88 on Etsy

    Smell Proof Purses from Annabis

    If you're into being high and high fashion then these stylish, odour proof purses and bags from Annabis were made for you!

    Smell Proof Clutch from Annabis $125

    Ash tray

    Don't ash in a plain glass ashtray, grab one that is stylish and matches your home decor. 

    $13.59 on Amazon

    If you're more into function then grab a silicone ashtray which is perfect for any lady cannabis user who prefers glass. The silicone makes it easy and safe to tap out bong bowls or pipe bowls plus there is handy little storage slots for your papers, tools, & bowls.

    $16.99 on Amazon

    Lipstick Lighter

    Looking for a unique lighter? The lighter shaped like a lighter will be perfect for your stoner kit.

    Dab Torch

    Ladies dab too! Heat up your nail with a torch that's as pretty as the rig you dab on.

    Newport Torch on Amazon $35.53

    Glass Pad

    Not only do these pads protect your glass from hard surfaces when you're placing it down but they look cool too. 

    Silicone Containers

    Silicone containers are the best for storing your concentrates but they don't have to be plain.

    There you have it, some of my fave stoner accessories for the ladies, I hope you found something for yourself. 

     

     

    Stoney Stocking Stuffers Christmas Gift Ideas

    Stoner Stocking Stuffer Ideas

    Need some ideas for stoner stocking stuffers?

    Well then you're in the right place. 

    But first you need the right stocking for stoney Christmas

    Weed Leaf Covered Stocking $13.50

    Okay, now here's some stuff to put in it

    Hands Free Joint Holder 4 pack for $11.95

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    Zippo with Cannabis Leaf $16.00

    Humboldt Hempwick 50 Feet for $6.44

    Dope Soap on a Rope $10.99

    I hope this gave you some ideas of what to put in your stoner's stocking this year.

    Merry Kushmas ⛄️

    25 Fun Things to High this Holidaze

    'Tis the season to have good times!

    So here's a list of 25 fun things to do high this Holidaze!

    1. GET BAKED AND DECORATE A GINGERBREAD HOUSE

    Then you get to munch on it afterwards!

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    2. ROLL WITH FESTIVE ROLLING PAPERS

    Grab some festive rolling papers from Juicy Jay's . Like candy cane, marshmallow, cookies, mint or chocolate!

    3. HOTBOX A BLANKET FORT

    A throwback to simpler times, get cozy in a blanket fort with some cannabis. Spark it up and just chill out, the holidays can be a stressful time.

    4. MAKE AND ICE PIPE OR BONG

    With these mold you can make your own cool pipe or bong!

    5. UGLY SWEATER SMOKE SESH

    Dress up in your ugliest Christmas sweater and have a smoke sesh with your friends!

    6. GET HIGH AND WATCH A CHRISTMAS MOVIE

    Here are a few of my fave Christmas movies

    7. MAKE SOME EDBILES

    'Tis the season for baking, so why don't you make something special

    8. CREATE KUSHMAS ORNAMENTS

    Make some cannabis ornaments for your Christmas tree. I have a template here to help you out.

    9. GET LIT AND LOOK AT CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

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    I don't know what it is but looking at Christmas lights are 10x better when you're high.

    10. GO ICE SKATING

    Get out and get some exercise! Skating is a fun winter activity.

    11. MAKE SOMEONE A GIFT

    Handmade gifts are the best if you need some inspiration or instructions then go to Pinterest. If the gift is for someone stoney then check out my 11 DIY stoner Christmas gift ideas

    12. HAVE A HOT CHOCOLATE

    Hot chocolate is yummy and will be even better in a mug that's also a pipe.

    13. COOKIE EXCHANGE

    Get a few friends who want to participate, you will all bake a few dozen cookies then get together and eat some and exchange some. Best part is you will have munchies for the entire Holidaze... well maybe at least a few days.

    14. STONED PHOTOS WITH SANTA

    Grab your partner, your bestie, your cat or your dog and go get your photo take with the man himself

    15. SNOWBALL FIGHT

    Not everyone has snow but there are also fake snowballs you can buy to throw at your friends or family members. 

    16. MAKE A SNOWMAN

    Once again you might not have snow outside but you could also get polymer clay or air dry clay and sculpt your own small snowman decoration.

    17. HAVE A BUBBLE BATH

    After a long, cold day run yourself a bath with some bubbles or grab a bath bomb, smoke a joint in the tub and just relax.

    18. BOARD GAMES NIGHT WITH BUDS

    Holidays really are about getting together with people you love and care about. So get a hold of your best friends and invite them over for a board games night. Its a good chance to put down the phone and actually be with each other. Just don't play Monopoly.. that never ends well.

    19. MAKE YOURSELF A BEANIE

    It's beanie season or as we call them up in Canada "toques". You might be saying but I don't know how to knit or crochet and that is not a problem with a Knifty Knitter loom. They make it stupid easy to make a beanie, anyone can do it.

    20. DO A RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS

    Doing something nice for someone doesn't only make them feel good but you will feel good too. And it doesn't need to a be huge, grand gesture even just holding the door open for someone or smiling at people when you pass them on the street. Just help brighten someones day in whatever way you can.

    21. HOLIDAY PLAY LIST

    Some holiday music is terrible!! So why not make a play list that you actually enjoy?

    22. WRITE A LIST OF THINGS YOU'RE GRATEFUL FOR

    There is always something to be grateful for. Being grateful helps improve your mood and quality of life. Make a list of the things you're grateful for and feel the difference. 

    23. HAVE A FT SESH WITH A FRIEND FAR AWAY

    Life can get so busy! It's easy to go weeks or months without talking to a friend who lives far away. Get ahold of that friend on Face time and some smoke weed together.

    24. PUT SNOW IN YOUR BONGS ICE CATCHER

    If you have a bong with an ice catcher put some snow in it for nice cool tokes, if there's no snow then you can always use ice cubes.

    25. GO SEE A CONCERT OR PLAY

    There is always lots of stuff going on around Christmas time, Google concerts or plays in your area and grab a couple tickets for you and your partner, best friend, or family member. 

    I hope this blog post gave you some ideas of what to do this Holidaze season to bring some fun and joy into your life.

    If you want more ways to make this Kushmas the best or need some stoner gift ideas then check out some of my other blog posts.

    25 Fun Things to Do High this Holidaze Kushmas

    Unique Stoner Gift Idea- Weed Stuff in a Stash Jar

    Need a unique stoner gift idea?

    Well, I have a good one for you!

    Stuff a stash jar with cannabis accessories and tools!

    Read this blog post to get a bunch of ideas to what to put inside a jar. 

    But first, you need a Mason Jar or any type of stash container, like any of the ones below.

    420 Science makes some awesome looking glass stash jars that feature different images on the front. 

    You could also grab a metal stash container from C vault or a plastic container from Tight Vac. I own all three and love them all.

    Unique Stoner Christmas Gift Idea: Weed Stuff in a Stash Jar

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    The bigger the jar the more stuff you'll be able to fit inside, so keep that in mind. 

    Now that you have your container picked out here's a bunch of ideas of what you can put inside!

    Rolling Papers

    Glass or Paper Rolling Tips

    Glass Screens for Bowls

    Hempwick

    Multi Purpose Lighter Sleeve

    Cotton Mouth Candies or Their Fave Munchies

    Blunts Wraps

    Humidity Packs

    Bong Bowl

    Silicone Dab Container

    Doob Tube

    Dab Tool

    Lighter(s) 

    Roach Clip or Joint Holder

    Pokey Tool

     

    Glass One Hitter

    Stickers

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    Patches 

    Toys

    Lanyard

    Grinder Card

    Stoner Gadgets

    Other Ideas:

    • Carb Cap

    • Banger Hanger

    • Glass Pendy

    • Roling Machine

    • Lip Balm

    • Gift Certificate

    • Pre Rolled Joints

    • Variety Pack of Nugs

    • Dabs

    Don't want to take the time picking out individual items to put in the stash jar?

    Here are some kits on Amazon pre-assembled

    I hope this blog post helped inspire you to give a stuffed stash jar for your fave stoner as a gift

    If you're going to put something in your gift jar that I didn't mention then leave a comment below.

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    Amazing Cannabis Related Gifts Any Stoner Will Love Available on Amazon

    Looking for a gift for your faveorite pot head?

    If you aren't sure what to get them then check out these amazing cannabis related gifts guide that features stuff any stoner will love

    Click any of the PICTURES to go to Amazon's website and purchase

    Do they enjoy a morning wake and bake? Then get them the perfect mug!

    The 2017 Stoner Christmas Gift Guide

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    All potheads enjoy something different so grab them a pack of unique rolling papers

    Are they a creative type of stoner? How about a coloring book, DIY bong book or some hemp twine

    Do they like edibles? The Magical Butter Machine makes edibles easy

    Magical Butter Maker $132.01

    Here are some other cool cannabis themed baking supplies

    No stoner can resist a handy stoner gadget

    Rolling trays are a perfect gift for joint and blunt rollers

    What about a new ash tray

    Grab them a stash box or bag that matches thier style

    Clean glass is happy glass, if they often have a dirty bong or pipe then glass cleaning supplies are a perfect stoner gift.

    Do they love to dab? Get them a dab pad, new torch or some silicone containers

    These pillows are awesome and make for some perfect stoney home decor

    If they REALLY love cannabis then they will love some weedy wall art.

    Is your cannabis consumer well read? Then grab them a book about their fave plant.

    Or you can get a toy for their fubaby check out these stoney dog toys

    It's amazing all the stoner stuff there is on Amazon. Hope your stoner loves whatever you get them for this Kushmas!

    Stoner Home Decor on Amazon

    Looking for some cannabis covered stoner home decor? 

    Then you're in the right place. In this blog post I'm showing you some marijuana decorations for your livingroom, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom that you can buy on Amazon. 

    LIVING ROOM

    BEDROOM

    KITCHEN

    BATHROOM

    Home is where the weed is

    How to Keep the Smell of Weed Down

    I think that weed smells wonderful and I'm sure you agree but not to everyone does.

    And even if you LOVE the smell maybe you don't want it to be smelt in your room, house, apartment or dorm room. 

    In this blog post I'm going to tell you how to keep the smell of cannabis down, including using smell proof storage, how to keep the smell down during consumption and how to get rid of the smell when you're done smoking. 

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    In this blog post I'm going to tell you how to keep the smell of cannabis down, including using smell proof storage, how to keep the smell down during consumption and how to get rid of the smell when you're done smoking. 

    **FYI I am an Amazon Partner, meaning if you purchase an item through a link I receive a very small percentage at no cost to you. Thanks for helping support my blog 💕 Learn more here**

    Smell Proof Storage

    If you're worried about the smell of your cannabis nugs then smell proof containers are your friend.

    They are air tight to keep the smell inside to help keep your dank buds on the down low. There are a lot of companies making smell proof containers and they come in a variety of sizes and styles. 

    Bags

    Check out these stylish bags from Stashlogix and Skunk Bags or you can grab what is esstentialy a heavy duty smell proof ziplock bag from Smelly Proof

    Containers

    I have all three of these air tight containers (TightVac, CVault and Medtainer). They are all awesome and do their job perfectly.

    Glass Jars

    If you have small amounts of cannabis in your home or just want to show off your pretty buds then there are always glass jars.

    Just be careful not all glass jars are created equal, make sure it has an air tight gasket. 

    Besides keeping the smell down, air tight containers also help keep your herbs fresh. 

    During Smoking

    Combusting cannabis is the most "stinky"! Here are a couple ways to keep the smell to a minimum

    "Sploofs"

    This used to be only a DIY solution, take a toilet paper roll tube and stuff it with those sweet smelling drier sheets. Blow your smoke through the tube and it will be disguise the weed smell with a laundry smell.. kinda 

    But the DIY method is a little sketchy so luckily there's a company that made a sploof that works and looks better - Meet the Smoke Buddy

    Blow your smoke through the Smoke Buddy and clean air comes out the other side. It's good for up to 300 uses and costs around $20.00

     

    Air Purifier

    If you want something that eliminates the smell in an entire room then conisder getting an air purifier. 

    Vape Instead

    Vapes don't produce smoke the way that consuming cannabis does in a bong, pipe or joint so it really does help cut down on the smell and it doesn't seem to linger in a room the way that smoke does. 

    After the Sesh

    Air Fresheners, Candles or Incense 

    If you REALLY need to get rid of the smell of smoked cannabis then use an air freshener that actually removes the smell from the air and not just mask it.

    If you just want to disguise the smell a bit then you can always use the incesnse or a scented candle 

    CLEAN YOURSELF

    Smoke doesn't just hangout in your room or house it also hangs out on you. The smell will fade over time or you can:

    • Wash your hands
    • Have a mint or brush your teeth
    • Change clothes
    • Perfume or colange 

    Other Tricks of the Trade

    • Put a towel in the crack of your door to keep the smell in a room
    • Keep your bongs and pipes clean
    • Don't hold onto roaches
    • Open a window while smoking and have a fan pointed out the window so its suck out all the smoke
    • Have edibles instead of smoking
    • Put scented dryer sheets in your air vent
    • Sit near a window and blow the smoke outside
    • Smoke outside

    I hope this article will help you keep the smell of your cannabis on the down low 

    Confessions of a Lazy Stoner and How I Turned it Around

    High, my name is Sara and I'm a recovering lazy stoner.

    In this blog post I'm going to talk about how being lazy affected my life and the tips, tricks and systems I put in place to combat my laziness.

    First here's a bit of my background -I started using cannabis regularly when I was 19 years old, I had been on anti-depressants for almost a year prior and they weren't making me feel any better so I kicked the pills and replaced them with pot. 

    Replacing pills with cannabis was definitely the best thing for me. But there was one side effect (other than happiness) - laziness. Now I am going to say I was kinda naturally lazy before this anyways so I can't blame it entirely on the cannabis but using cannabis exacerbated my situation

     

    My Confession: I was a lazy, stoner sloth

    Here's how my laziness affected my life:

    • Days spent on couch mindlessly surfing the internet
    • Undone house work (piles of laundry, dishes, general clutter)
    • Eating out ALOT because I hadn't gone grocery shopping and take out food sounded SO much better
    • Weight gain from eating too much take out food, not enough exercise, and MAD late night munchies
    • Less time spent with friends and family because I was too lazy to leave my comfy couch. 

    Can you relate to any of these things? 

    For more years than I care to admit this was my reality, just my way of life. Some weeks and months were better than others but overall I wasn't living up to my potential.

    Turning 25 was a kick in the butt it's one of those "milestones". I was half way through my 20's and 30 was just around the corner. I knew I had to start making some changes. 

    I took a long, hard look at myself and my life and assessed the situation. Obviously, this was hard af because just like everyone else I didn't want to look at my faults. But I needed to get real with myself. 

    I was consuming a lot of cannabis and doing nothing. I didn't want to stop using cannabis because it did have its benefits for me, so I thought I should work with my plant medicine to improve my life in all aspects. So here are a few thing I did to turn it all around: 

    *Disclaimer: Everyone is different and you might not have the same problems that I was having or even agree and that's totally fine but this is my own experience

    I needed to set myself up for success,

    it Wasn't going to just magically happen.. 

    1. Drawing the line between medication and recreation

     I use cannabis medically and I am still medicating no matter what time of day it is if I NEED it.

    So I looked at the times of day that I was getting stoned recreationally and it was impeding with my productivity. For me it was wake and bakes and bong tokes before bed (I don't need cannabis to help me sleep).

    I decided wake and bakes are for weekends and I can't sit on the couch afterwards, I gotta get up and start moving. I also completely stopped having bong tokes within an hour of bedtime.

    2. I should have a plan then get high

    It was SO easy for me to get high and do nothing because I didn't know what to do or where to start.

    In middle school, high school and college I LOVED using a day planner but when I finished school I stopped using one. Getting back into the habit of using a day planner and to do list has helped me immensely with productivity.

    i've gone through a few styles of planners but right now i am using the panda planner. I love it- check it out

    3. I adjusted how much I consumed and how I consumed it

    My method of consuming cannabis was also impacting my productivity. I would get hella lazy off a few bong hits of some heavy hitting Indica.

    During the day I don't consume much and when I do I use a vaporizer (flower or concentrates) or small amounts of Sativas. At night I still have my Indica bong tokes (but I reduced the size of my bowls), also edibles and dabs on my rig are saved for night time. 

     If you're having issues with productivity and cannabis use hopefully these few changes I've made can help you too.

    Cannabis is an amazing plant that has SO many benefits and it doesn't turn everyone into a lazy lump (despite what some people say)

    If you're one of those people who can blaze hard from sun up to sun down and get all your shit done then fuck yeah *high five*. I know some very high functioning "stoners" and I know some true lazy ass stoners who would probably still be lazy without the pot. 

    Lazy + Sober = Lazy

    Lazy + Stoner = Still Lazy

    Thanks for reading this blog post, I would love to hear some feedback or your opinion so please leave a comment below.

     

     

     

    29 Things I've Learned by my 29th Birthday

    It has been 29 years to the day that I was born, here I am fresh out my Mom's womb.

    Laying there probably thinking wth am I? What am I doing here? Where is here? What's going on?

     Or maybe I'm just wondering what's that squishy thing in my diaper. 

    Either way, don't worry Sara, you'll figure that out all in good time.

    Birthdays are always a time of reflection. This year I am 29 years old. 10 years ago I was 19 years old which I consider the age that I really started "life". 

    So if 29 year old Sara could hit up 19 year old Sara in a email here are 29 things I would tell myself.

    1. You feel like shit because you're treating yourself like shit. 
    2. Happiness is not something you magically find, it's something you create. I know it sounds cliche and lame but it's true.
    3. Self-awareness is EVERYTHING, don't ignore who you are
    4. Be who you really are, embrace it fully 
    5. There's no such thing as being an "adult" and having it all figured out.
    6. You're going to feel better at 29 than at 19- if you take care of yourself age really is just a number
    7. Start making goals and working on self improvement asap
    8. Love yourself
    9. 30 is not "old" 40 is not "old" 50 is not "old". You're not really "old" until you see yourself as old. 
    10. Travel more in your 20's. Save the money, plan it and just fucking do it.
    11. Invest in Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Bit Coin
    12. Stop being such a picky freaking eater
    13. The sooner you stop smoking cigarettes, drinking and partying the better
    14.  Just because you always have good intentions doesn't mean other people do too
    15. Don't take yourself too seriously
    16. Do what is going to make you happy, not your parents
    17. Spend more time with your loved ones
    18. It's safe to let people in and love them
    19. Yeah your 19 but you still don't know shit and will NEVER know all
    20. Be patient, life is a marathon.. not a sprint
    21. It is okay to fail, its okay to not be perfect, its okay 
    22. Just because you have the best intentions doesn't mean they do too. 
    23. Once you stop looking for a boyfriend, learn to love yourself and be okay with being alone he's going to come along.
    24. Shitty shit has happened to you in the past and it's going to happen to you in the future. The only thing you can control is how you react to it and what you learn from it. 
    25. Get rid of your limiting beliefs, you really can create your own reality. 
    26. People are mean and nasty because of problems they have with themselves. Hurt people hurt people. Loved people love people. 
    27. Just because they love you doesn't mean they won't drag you down.
    28. Don't be a lazy stoner
    29. One day you'll look back and it will all make sense.

    I would tell you more but that would ruin the fun, so we will just leave it at that

    xoxox

    I love you, you've got this

    -29 year old Sara


    Thanks for joining me in this period of reflection. I hope there was a golden nugget or two in there that helped you. I love you too, and you've got this

    - Sara