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February 2020. *thumbs up*

Hey guys. How’s life? How are you? I’m good 🙂 Happy march! February FLEW by, and it feels like it also went so slowly. Time is confusing xD. How was your February? The time has come for my monthly wrap-up post so here is chapter 2 of 12 😊

Things that happened this month:

  • Went clam digging and stayed at a hotel. Y’all, I promise staying at a hotel isn’t a monthly thing we do, it’s just happened this year xD. We went clam digging with my cousins and my family so there was 13 people digging and we got 390 clams over 2 days. Thats a lot. I don’t even like eating clams but I enjoy the digging part usually so I just let my family eat them xD. The first day of clamming it was nasty weather-it was raining and gusting wind, it was horrible. I was soaked through 3 layers, including a winter coat and it was gross. The second day was nicer weather, I stayed in the car for the first 45 minutes until mostly everyone else had got their limit and then I went out and dug mine. It only took me 15 minutes to dig my limit, which is 15 clams so it was a awesome tide! I really enjoyed staying with my cousins and family at the hotel, we drank hot cocoa in wine glasses (simply to feel fAnCy), had a sleepover, and watched HGTV. It was awesome!
  • Turned a year older, a.k.a. had my birthday! My birthday was February 21st and I turned a year older! I guess thats usually what you do on your birthday though 😉 I’m not allowed to say how old I am but I still have a couple years of being a teenager xD On my birthday I went to town with my dad and we got free birthdays coffees, which is our yearly tradition 🙂 We got 12 coffees, well, technically one was a lemonade but yeah xD. It was a good day. I don’t feel any older though xD
  • Reached 100 followers. GUYS THANK YOU SO MUCH! I reached 100 followers the day before my birthday and I was so surprised, you guys are amazingggg ❤️ Tysm for all the support, y’all are lovely 🙂
  • found out I have to be gluten free for THREE MONTHS. somebody help. I may die. So I have a weird rash in my armpits. And I’ve had it since like June so we went to the dr. to get it checked out. The rash can be a sign of cancer, diabetes and all that fun stuff so the dr. decided to do a blood draw to make sure all my levels were good. The good news is I dont have cancer or diabetes but I have a low phosphorus level which is a sign of Malnourishment but if you knew me in real life, you can tell I’m obviously not malnourished so somethings blocking my body from being fully nourished which is sometimes a sign of a gluten allergy or something. So bottom line, I have to go gluten free for three months and then go get my blood drawn again and see if the levels are better 🙂 So cross your fingers, because I don’t know if I c an survive being gf forever.
  • my family got sick and we’ve had the sickness (which my Mom figures is the influenza) for about a week and a half. It’s not a puking sickness, it’s just a fever, bad headache, aching, and a cough but it’s still super annoying. I got sick on Monday and I’m still a little sick today (Thursday) but I’m on the mend! We had to cancel my birthday party and sleepover so I’m hoping I get better soon so those things can happen!
  • Went dress shopping with some friends from my co-op and went out for dinner. then we had a sleepover. IT WAS SO FUN! So I go to a co-op and they do this thing called protocol, where (Idek how to explain it) basically the boys learn how to be gentlemen and the girls learn how to be ladies. Like the boys open doors, pull out seats, etc. It’s kind of awkward but I feel like it’s really a good thing to experience? Anyways, we have a protocol event in March. We’re going to go out for dinner, dressed up in fancy dresses (the dress code is formal) and we’re going to a murder mystery show/puzzle type thing? I don’t know but I’m super excited! So we went out shopping after school one day and it was really fun! I found TWO dresses in the time span of 30 minutes which is really impressive because usually I can’t find modest dresses but I found two! They’re both basically the same, they’re both black lace, but one has sleeves, and the other is a sleeveless and yeah. That’s the only difference 😂 I like the second one because the fabric is more soft and it’s more me, so I think that’s the one I’m going with! After buying my dress we went out to eat and we talked for a good hour and a half and ahhh it was really fun!
  • Went Krispy Kreme 3 times. My sister and I went to a weekly softball clinic with some of our best friends and after our clinic each week, we would stop by a Krispy Kreme. I’d only had Krispy Kreme once before but DUDE ITS GOOD. You walk into the shop and its so sweet smelling and you can see all the donuts being made and when the donuts get glazed, it looks so cool! Also, how do YOU spell donut? Doughnut or donut? I feel like doughnut is the correct spelling but I always spell it d-o-n-u-t. Let me know 🙂
  • Went to a Valentines day girls group. So I go to a girls group with girls from our church and this month, since it was Valentines, our topic was relationships. We met in this girls cabin, Her and her husband are newly married but they live in a tiny cabin that is the most adorable, cutest, coziest thing ever. It was so small and just cozy ahhhh it was like an air-b&b. We hung out, ate valentines day candy and snacks, had heart shaped pizza, played games, giggled a TON, and talked about our topic. It was definitely one of my favorite memories of this month, it was such a blessed time ❤️
  • Someone my dad knows landed a plane in a field near our house. It was a little plane but IT WAS SO COOL. The guy had a taildragger plane and he came in right as the sun was setting and landed and ahhh IT WAS AWESOME! My Dad and Mom had just left to go out for dinner and they were like 2 minutes away and my dad seen the plane fly over so he turned around, and raced back to our house. At first we thought the guy might not land because he flew by and was gone for like 10 minutes but then he came back in, going really slow and he floated down into the field. Let me repeat myself once more: IT WAS SO COOL!
  • Posted pretty consistently on my blog and for that I’m quite proud of myself. I posted 5+ times in February which is my goal so hopefully I can keep it up!
  • Had a Practice dinner for protocol (a co-op thing) which was super fun. We had a practice night for the protocol event and we went to Walmart and our group of 8 teens was split up and we went shopping and got stuff to make soft tacos. After, we went to one of my friend’s house and we made the food together, set the table, and just hung out. It was awkward having my seat pulled out and pushed in but The boy I was paired with joked around so it wasn’t as awkward and it was really fun. After eating, we all cleaned up together and then since my birthday was the next day, we had ice cream sundaes, they were so good. Then everyone sang Hbd to me and it was embarrassing but I survived xD. It was so much fun though!
  • Spring cleaned my room and moved all the furniture around. I decided to spring clean my room. I dont know why but I wanted too. So one night, I moved all my furniture out into the hall, and I started vacuuming. The next day I did touch up paint and wiped down the doors, trim, windows, and mirrors. Halfway through that day, I got sick with the sickness I was telling y’all about above and so my furniture sat in the Hall for 4 days instead of the one day it was supposed to. Sorry Mom and Dad ;). Also when I got sick, the only furniture left in my room was my bed because I couldn’t fit it out the door xD. Finally I’m getting better so I’m currently in the process of moving everything back in!
  • Received some stuff from a company that I’m gonna review and do a post on soon! I wrote to a company a couple months ago and I asked if they would be interested in collaborating with my blog. They sent me a package with a couple products to review so hopefully, I will get the post up soon!
  • Got tagged for a couple tags and didn’t do them so now I have concluded because all the real bloggers I know (and love :))) ❤️) say they’re late with all their tags. If you have tagged me and I haven’t done it yet, please forgive me, I’m going to try and do them in march!
  • Updated my sites look so it isn’t so basic? Check it on the site, its just the main page that I redid but I made a header and so i’m proud 🙂 Thoughts on the new design? I’m not much of a website designer as i’m new to this whole blogging thing so its definitely not the best but I like it!

Overall, February was a pretty good month, minus the sickness! I hung out with friends, did productive things and just had fun. I also cried, didn’t feel great, and ya know, all that great stuff but I try to look at the positive things so I had a good month!

OK! Now onto pictures!

Some of our clan, digging clams while the sun sets. I really really like silhouette pictures, especially when the sun shines through! Clamming was so fun and the weather was great the second day!

My sister helping my brother count his limit <<<3333

First clam caught! But alas, it was to little so we dropped it back in its hole and it got to go back out to sea or whatever clams do down there 😉 I really like the colors of this picture, how the water is all swirly and you can see the lights hitting it and making rainbows ❤

Leaving the beach and heading towards home maybe? or the hotel, I don’t remember xD I like the cozy vibes of this picture, mom and dad in the front, tired kids in the back, day old bag of cookies from a bakery on the dash, music playing softly…

YUM.

We drove to town and about 5 miles away from the gas station my Mom says “Pray we make it, we’re on empty.” xD. Luckily, we made it and got gas but you better believe I was praying hard 😂

As you can see, I also ate a lot of good food this month. My computer was having issues uploading photos so I just put them all in a college so I can upload one photo vs. uploading 0 photos 🙂 Going from the top left to right I will explain them: tea, I’m still drinking quite a bit BUT COFFEE IS JUST BETTER TASTING. We got pizza when we went down to the ocean and oh my word it was so good. Papa Murphy’s is where it’s at people. Next is a Strawberry Lime lemonade thing from dutch bros, it was one of my birthday drinks and it was definitely one of my favorites! And it got bonus points bc they put a little tiny tootsie pop in the straw ❤ Middle row we have peppermint ice cream which = life ( I mean, have you had it?!? It’s the creamiest thing ever just YESSSSS) then we have chocolate chip pancakes which bring back memories of my childhood and are really yummy and then finally we have Chicken tenders and French fries, two of the best things in the world if you ask me. On the last row, we have a HUGE donut that my uncle and dad found in a little bakery, it took like 5 kids to devour that but it went fast 😉 Then we have a chocolate covered strawberry that was absolutely delicious. Man, they’re good! And last but not least, my fAnCy cousin and I drinking our cocoa out of wine glasses. It felt elegant 😉

Another college because it’s more time efficient. Starting again top left-to-right: The first picture is from when we were shopping for food for our protocol practice dinner, we were getting candy and ice cream and soda and avocados and cheese xD We got the off brand stuff because one of the boys kept arguing that it was WAY cheaper, which I’ll give to him, it was :D. And I’m fine with saving some money. Next, I HIT 500 LIKES! tysm guys, y’all are awesome <3! Top right is us at girls group, huddling. I don’t know why but we were tired and we decided to do a football huddle and yeah, it was fun xD. Moving onto the middle row, First: A cookie I decorated on V-day, Second: A coffee from my birthday and her handwriting is so pretty! Third: Me and Lynae eating popcorn at girls group. I think I ate almost half the bowl it was so good. I had raspberry chocolate drizzled on it and yummm it was so good! Last row, we have me reading Shakespeare in class! Last week I missed class but I think we were gonna read the last chapter so now we have to read the actual Shakespeare-y stuff so yikes. Next photo is just a photo of our road, heading up into the woods. And last but not least is a shaky blurry photo of trees and the power line, it looked semi-aesthetic 🙂

Same routine, you know it 😉 First we have a recent addition to my bujo: a vine page xD I was bored and I wanted to draw an avocado so ta-da, this page was born (okay that sounds weird) Next is a picture of my little sister looking at the plane in the field, it was so SO SO cool! Next is SCHOOL. WOO. Science is not my best subject, I’m not really enjoying it this year sadly. Moving right along, on the middle row first we have the table for our practice protocol dinner, it looked soooo nice! Following is a picture of Finn, my puppy who I love. He is so cuteee ❤ then comes a pic of me cleaning my room, I patched some little holes in my wall and repainted the wall, and it looks quite nice. Last row, we have first, another example of me taking too long on my science and making it look pretty xD. Then we have a picture of my journaling Bible, I seriously recommend getting one! They’re so fun and its really nice to be able to add your notes and thoughts of the passages! Last, we have a picture of Lynae shooting some hoops, ya know we play b-ball sometimes. Just kidding. It was like my third time playing and I’m definitely not going to start playing it as a sport. xD it was fun tho!

And thats all for today! Talk to me in the comments, How was your month? What are some of your favorite memories from this month? Have you ever went clamming? Do you love food? Let me know, I love comments 😉

Thank you so much for reading, and Happy March!!!

xx, Jasmin

27 thoughts on “February 2020. *thumbs up*

  1. Aaaah there is so much in this post, it just is overflowing with happy things. 😁
    I love the idea of going out with a friend to shop for protocol dresses. I already have some options tho cause of things my older sisters have passed down over the years.
    Isn’t it a weird feeling to have all the guys pull out your chairs and stand when you enter the room?? It’s kinda weird but flattering. 😆
    I will be praying for your health. ❤️
    (Oh I always spell it doughnut though I guess spelling it donut takes the “ugh” out haha.)

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    1. Awww thank youuuu ❤️
      It was really fun, I enjoyed it and was really happy that I found a dress! Ooohhhh I see. That’s nice! But also probably sometimes annoying or are you fine with it? Ik my younger sister gets annoyed sometimes with my pass-me-downs 🙂 YESSSS exactly, weird but flattering 😂 The boy who’s escorting me is one that I do not know well at all so I’m nervous it’ll be awkward but hopefully not!
      Thank you ❤️
      Haha I guess spelling it donut does take the ugh out 😂 I’ve never even though of that xD
      Thank you so much for reading and commenting, it makes my day! 💕

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  2. Great pictures!! I loved reading your monthly recap. My month went pretty well; the moving business was and is tough on everybody in our family, and I still can’t believe that we’re moving in exactly a week from today!!!! XD Hope you’re able to go on gluten again soon! 😉

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  3. I can’t believe I missed this post when it went up yesterday! It didn’t show in my reader at the time but does now when I scroll back. Anywho, I got Krispy Kreme in February too! 🤤 I reckon the way to spell it is “donut” as when you type that out the emoji comes up in my keyboard 🍩😂 I’ve never been clamming before but it looks like so much fun! In fact, your month in general looks so damn fun 😂 The plane must have been so magical! ✨🛩️ Hope your March is just as amazing if not more! Great post 💕

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    1. Ahaha it’s totally fine! “KK” is super good! Haha good, because I like that spelling better bc it’s shorter xD
      Clamming is AMAZING, def go if your ever in the area where there’s clams! My month WAS really fun, minus the sickness part 😦 Ahhh yes it was amazing! Thank you, me too! Same wish to you ❤️
      Tysm for reading+commenting! 💕

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  4. Hey! I haven’t talked to you for awhile and I’m so glad to see that you are doing well! I would love to see you write about your journey of becoming gluten-free.

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  5. Your new design looks really nice! Although I also liked the sunset picture that you used to have on your front page ;). Will you do another room tour now that you have redone it? That would be cool because I really liked your last room tour! Also I would LOOVE to have krispy creme donuts once but where I live there aren’t any krispy creme stores:(. There are dunkin donuts though! I’m so excited for your post about the packages from the company!

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    1. Thank you!! I’m glad you like it! Ahh I liked that one too, I may change it back sometime! Hmm… probably not bc I didn’t get anything new, I just re-arranged all of my furniture. I’ll try and put a picture of it re-arranged in my March wrap up! Krispy Kreme is REALLY good. I definitely know how it feels to not be able to get something bc they’re not in your area, I don’t have chick-fil-a where I live! I don’t have dunkin either, I guess it’s kind of a trade 😉 Awww I’m glad your excited, I am too! Thank you so much for reading+commenting! ❤️❤️❤️

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  6. Love the new theme! Wow that protocol thing sounds so fun! And omg everyone I know (digital and not) have all been sick with some sort of version of that flu. Me included in December. Ooh do you write physical letters to companies?

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    1. Awww thank you! I’m glad 😊 I’m really excited for it, just hope it isn’t super awkward xD
      YESSSSS literally EVERYONE is sick rn, it sucks!
      Yep, I love pen-paling and so I had wrote to one of my favorite companies and they sent me a bunch of stuff so I decided to try it with more companies and while researching it, I found out a couple ppl have done experiments with writing to companies and they got free stuff so then… I started doing it! It’s been really fun and quite a few companies have written back! Thank you so much for reading and commenting xx ❤️❤️❤️

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  7. Great post and ah I love your new blog theme! February was pretty good and productive for me and I managed to spend more time baking and sewing which I liked. I’ve never been clamming but it looks cool! I think the spelling is doughnut for UK and donut for US? I hope you feel better soon and good luck for going gluten free! I was tested for gluten intolerance last year and luckily it came back ok, but whilst I was waiting for the results I checked out gluten free food and there seems to be a lot of options available in supermarkets now 💛

    Emily M x

    http://www.princessemilym.wordpress.com

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    1. Thank you!! Ahhh I’m glad, most people in real life preferred my old design but I found it boring 😁 Awww I’m glad you had a good month! I really want to try to bake some gf foods, it would be fun to make gf food that tastes good! Clamming is super fun, def recommend going if your ever in a place where it happens! Hmmmm that makes sense about the donuts, although I’m from America and Krispy Kreme spells it the “UK” way? Thank you, I’m hoping it’s easy-ish, there is a lot on the market now a days! Thank you so much for reading! 💕

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      1. Ah thank you 😊 There’s a bunch of gluten free recipes online, I think mostly it’s just switching the flour to gluten-free. I live in the UK and we mainly use “doughnut” but whenever it’s printed on a notebook or a t-shirt it’s always spelt “donut”, I had a look on google and it said both are correct but “doughnut” was the original spelling so seen as the proper way to spell it, and “donut” was a spelling variation popularised by Dunkin’ Donuts 🍩💛

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