The Awesome blogger award x2 *Cheers*

Hey hey lovelies. How are you on this lovely day? I’m doing quite good! I am back with another award and I AM SO EXCITED!! I was nominated by the wonderful Erin over at her blog, KittyJade and I was also nominated by the amazing Jirah, over at her blog, Jirah Merizz. So thank you so much Erin and Jirah for nominating me, you guys are the sweetest 🙂 Tags are super fun and they’re lovely for when I have no ideas of what to post! Anyways, I was thrilled to be nominated, it means so much! ❤️

The Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Credit the creator (Maggie @ Dreaming of Guatemala)
  • Answer the questions you were asked.
  • Nominate at least five bloggers and inform them of their nomination.
  • Give them ten new questions to answer

Erin’s Q’s:

What are some of your favorite songs to listen to at the moment?

Right now, I’ve been loving listening to old hymns from church.. some of my favorites have been Come thou Fount of Every Blessing, Jesus paid it all, and Yet Not I But Through Christ In Me. They’re just so beautiful and I’ve really been loving them recently!

If you could shift into an animal, what animal would you want to turn into?

I’m going to say the same thing as Erin, a bird! Birds are so graceful (usually anyways ;)) and I love watching them just drifting through the sky and floating around. It would be such a powerful and breathtaking experience to be able to fly like a bird, dipping and swooping!

What is one thing you are currently obsessed with?

Writing letters, journaling, and texting my friends. During quarantine, the thing I miss most has got to be my friends, theyre pretty awesome 🙂 ❤️I’ve been writing quite a lot of letters to my pen-pals and I got some new pen-pals recently from Finland so it’s been really fun to get to know them and start learning more about them! I’ve also been really enjoying journaling, a friend sent me these stickers (on the pic below) and I loved how this page turned out! And I’ve been texting my friends a ton, trying to keep in touch!

If an unstoppable force collides with an immovable force, what happens?

Well. um. I-. I don’t know. But since I read Erin’s post and comments, I learned that the forces would work against each other and eventually come to a stop? I think anyways, let me know if any of you are physics geniuses!

What is your favorite book that you read in 2020 so far?

Hmmm. *tries to think of what I’ve read this year* *fails*

I read The Fault in Our Stars, and loved it as usual but I think I need to recall a book that I read for the FIRST time this year. Okayyy… I recently read The Lovely War and really enjoyed it! Ooohhh I also loved Wait for me, I definitely reccomend both of those!

What is the best piece of advice that you’ve received?

I don’t really get advice from people.. That sounds bad but I can’t really recall when anyone really gives me advice. The most repeated piece of advice that I HAVE heard has gotta be “Trust God’s plan.” I also believe that the advice “Live in the moment”, is one of the most important pieces of advice you could receive! Give me some advice in the comments, I could always use advice 😉

What is the best gift you’ve ever received?

My life? Idk? I’m pretty happy that I happened to be born on this world and the life that God has given me is pretty amazing and I’m so thankful for it. Another one of my favorite gifts has got to be Birkenstocks and takis xD Also getting anything in the mail is such an amazing gift, I love it! Me and my friends have been sending quarantine mail to each other and its so fun!

If you could spend a day with anyone (fictional, alive, or dead), who would you choose and what would you do together?

When I was little I always dreamed about Laura Ingalls Wilder coming alive again and me showing her our modern world. I always thought it would be so cool because she would be super amazed and probably horrified at how far our world has come, I mean we have cars that drive by them selves now and she would be horrified at how scandalous some clothing is 😂 I think it would be really fun to hang out with her though, I love showing people around and yeah, it sounds fun? ( heyyyy maybe I should be like a tour guide or something?? Theres an idea xD)

What is your dream reading space?

Wellllll…. I really love reading in my bed with a fuzzy blanket but I mean a nice little cozy chair like this and some plants would be pretty cool 😉

Picture from Pinterest 🙂

What are your goals (reading or otherwise) for 2020?

Just live a good life. say yes. meet some new people. be kind and try to be the sunshine. grow closer with Jesus. Fill up some journals. Be more active. start driving. get out of my comfort zone. grow my blog. stay friends and maintain relationships. grow relationships. spread the word. be a light. the list goes on and on……

And NOW, onto Jirah’s questions!

If there’s no quarantine, what are you doing right now?

There is a quarantine right now, sadly. I’m getting quite sick of it but I’m enjoying the down time and the excuse to slow down 🙂 IF there was no quarantine, I would be at softball practice, which sounds pretty fun. Although typing this blog post is also quite fun 😉 I honestly would enjoy either but I might pick softball practice over blogging (sorry!!!!!) because I was really looking forward to this season. 😦 Oh well though.

What are some of your favorite Netflix series?

I love AWAE, it’s really the only Netflix I watch bc my mom doesn’t like Netflix but I loved it 🙂 Anne and Gilbert are goals ❤️

How long have you been blogging already?

Let’s see… I’ve been blogging since November so: 5 months now! That’s not that long but it also is quite a while! Thank you guys so much for following along!

What are some of your favorite posts that you’ve written?

Hmmm I really love all my bullet journal posts, and I was quite proud of my latest one which you can read here !

What inspires you to blog?

okay tough one. All my blogger friends inspire me and I was going to link to them all but I realized that I couldn’t possibly link them ALL so yeah, all of you guys inspire me though! ❤️❤️❤️

Would you still write if WordPress never existed?

I think I still would, I would probably just use blogger *hides face* It’s not that bad, ofc I love WordPress because thats where I started but I kind of knew of blogger/blogspot before I knew of WordPress. So yeah, I would hope I still would write!

Describe one goal you’d like to achieve before the year ends.

Grow closer with God. Recently during Quarantine I’ve been really reading the Bible more and I recently started using YouVersion which is awesome! I highly recommend it, you can do all kinds of reading plans, either by yourself or with friends and it’s been really nice 🙂 I’m doing a plan right now called Habits Of Happiness and its really quite amazing!

Would you rather have a cat or a dog?

Dog. I don’t have anything against cats, I just like dogs better?

What is your favorite book?

The Fault in Our Stars. bet u didn’t know that huh? *raises eyebrows* 😂

If you had to change your name, what would it be?

Maybe Madeline, I really like that name. But I also really like my name, so I don’t know if I had the choice to change my name if I would want to!? Would you change your name if you could and what would you change it to?

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I nominate:

Okay I nominated 8-9ish people, thats enough right? As always, no pressure if you don’t want to or can’t do this, that’s fine! If you do end up doing it, let me know, drop the link in the comments so I can check it out!

My Questions:

  1. Favorite meal?
  2. What’s the first thing you notice about someone?
  3. What was your favorite game as a child?
  4. What is a trend that you hate/hated?
  5. What makes you feel accomplished?
  6. How is quarantine going? or how did it go if we ever get out of it?
  7. What is the highlight or most anticipated thing during your year?
  8. What is the outfit your wearing right now and on a scale of 1-10 how do you rate it?
  9. How many unread emails do you have right now?
  10. If animals could talk, what animal would be the most annoying?

And there’s that! Do you have any amazing advice for me? What makes you feel accomplished? Would you change your name if you could? Did you enjoy this post? I hope you did! Have a great day!

xx, Jasmin

Monster cookie recipe: Quarantine crafts with Jasmin-part two *yummmm*

Hey y’all! How are you guys? I’m good 🙂 Looking at the comments on my last post, it seemed like you guys might enjoy another “Quarantine crafts with Jasmin”! Don’t worry, the watercolor one will be next ;)) So anyways, these cookies are a favorite in our house, and they’re SUPER easy to make! And a big plus, they’re gluten free! So I can eat them! Yay! So, here is the recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon corn syrup (we skip this because my mom figures it is unhealthy and they turn out great still!)
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 4 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1/2 lb. chocolate chips
  • 1 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 stick margarine
  • 1 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 lb. M&Ms

Instructions: Mix all ingredients together. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes on a un-greased cookie sheet. Enjoy!

Bake for ten-twelve minutes
enjoy!

And that is all! I hope you enjoyed and I definitely recommend making these, they’re super good! Have a wonderful Monday and I will try and post soon! Stay safe 💕

xx, Jasmin

DIY painted hightop sneakers: Quarantine crafts with Jasmin *Woo Hoo*

Hey hey! How are you, lovelies? I’m relatively good, I’m going crazy with the quarantine. I’ve been writing quite a bit of letters, riding dirt bikes, and doing crafty things. The other day while scrolling through Pinterest (something I’ve been doing quite a lot) I seen some embroidered converse high tops and they looked super cute. I have two of the exact same pics of off brand converse like high tops so I figured, why not try to design/personalize my older pair thats falling apart? That way, if I mess up, it’s not a huge deal! After surfing Pinterest for a while more, I decided that embroidering shoes sounded kinda hard, and I would probably massacre my fingers with the needle, so I decided to try painting my shoes! I looked up painted shoes and I decided that I wanted either sunflowers or butterflies and I decided….. can u guys guess?!? (Well if you looked at the picture you can tell ;)) I decided butterflies! YaYaY! So I decided I would do a diy crafty type post, and maybe even start a series “Quarantine crafts with Jasmin” 😂 What do you think? Let me know in the comments 😉 Anywho: Onto the post!

Okay! Step one, I sketched a butterfly onto the side of my shoe with a piece of chalk. They kind of turned out ugly but I figured that I could kind of even the wing size out while painting them 🙂 Step two, I painted the whole chalk outline white. I figured that was a good base color. Then I used a sharpie and drew the design for my butterfly, I chose a monarch butterfly 🙂 Step three: I painted the butterfly in with orange, painted the border black and added some white spots, dots, and lines. Step four: Then I went over the orange again to make the color more vibrant and then, I was finished! Four easy steps! I really liked how they turned out, and so I dragged my sister outside and made her take some pictures of me wearing them 😉 I think that they will be a really cute addition to an outfit, adding a pop of color and such! Here are some more pictures!

They kind of wrinkle but oh welp…
Cute stuff am I right?

And thats all for today! Have you ever personalized shoes before? Would you want to see more “Quarantine crafts with Jasmin”? Let me know in the comments, talk to me, I like LONGGGGGG comments :) I hope you enjoyed this post and Stay safe lovelies!

ALSO: One of my best friends/pen-pals started a blog!!! Her name is Allison and her blog is Apocketfullofsunshine04.wordpress.com! Make sure to check it out, She’s so sweet and I can NOT wait to see where God brings her and her blog!

Thank you a million for reading!

xx, Jasmin

March 2020. *sighs*

Hey hey. How are u guys? I’m good 🙂 Well, relatively good. I’m not bad but I’m kind of done with this whole corona-quarantine-social-distancing thing. I get why we’re doing it, I would hate for more people to get corona and all the families with sick people are in my prayers. With that being said though, I believe that the media has over-exaggerated this and I don’t know if it’s as bad as they say. In all honesty, I don’t know. I don’t know how this is gonna end. I don’t know how it started. I don’t know what to think of the ordeal. I don’t know. But the good thing is that God knows. And He is holding us all in his hands. So I’m trusting in Him and hoping and praying and crossing my fingers that this pandemic ends soon. What are your thoughts on the COVID-19 ordeal?

Well anyways, another month passed by, and I’m just standing here. with my mouth wide open. Like “How?!?” March went so slowly yet so quickly! So many changes. So many new things!

  • I started my 3-month journey of being gluten free. As I explained in my last monthly update, (read it here) I have to go gluten free for three months. I started in march and so far, it’s not horrible. If you know me, ya know that I LOVE gluten. bread is one of the best inventions ever in my opinion. I love the stuff. But I found a decent brand of gluten free bread, and I’ve got good gf flour and Chick-fil-a has gluten free buns so we’re good 😉 The main time when I’m remorseful about being gluten free is when everyone else is eating gluten and I can’t. And then it gets depressing. But luckily it doesn’t happen all the time. So yeah, That’s the update. I’ve made some good gluten free cookies so maybe I’ll have to do a recipe post soon 🙂
yummy chick-fil-a 🙂
  • We went to our first (and maybe last) garage/yard sale of the season. I’m big on thrifting so goodwill and garage sales are amazing. I love the deals you can find and it makes you feel so (ummmm idk the word) good? It makes me happy. The garage sale we went to was really good and I found some stuff I love!
garage sales are the BEST
  • I went to my friends for a weekend sleepover and it was SO FUN. We watched Jumanji 1+2, ate ice cream, stayed up late, talked for hours, ate food, went shopping, drank coffee, and tried on crazy and cute clothes. It was an amazing weekend and I’m so happy to have met these new friends 🙂 Smiles at u guys if ur reading this :)))
we got coffee, and yes, it was amazing.
  • My protocol event for school happened. It was fun! We had a jewel heist dinner thing and it was a lot of fun. All of us girls got together and got ready and then we went and took picture (which sadly I cant share bc FACES and PRIVACY) and then we went to the dinner. It was super fun and I cant wait to do it again next year if we do CC!
My hair for the protocol event, I loved it!
  • Basically everything in my life was canceled and we are on quarantine. The thing I was most disappointed about it being canceled was my softball season. As of right now, it’s not canceled but they’re doing a evaluation on the 6th and we’re social distancing until the 30th at least so there’s like a .1 % chance of us actually getting to play the season :(( Another thing that I was disappointed about the cancelation was our co-op. We’re doing zoom meetings online but its a lot less fun and doesn’t really motivate me as much as in-person classes. But my next debate is next week so please pray for me 🙂 It’s against the electoral college and I am STRESSED.
Our weather was lovely for a while there and our plum tree had blossoms on it. I love the contrast in this photo!
  • My sister and I had a painting day, and we made a bunch of little inspirational watercolor card things to stick in letters and such. I loved how they turned out! We painted for about 3-4 hours and I ended up with about 40 cards (not counting my sisters) I think they’re quite adorable though, and I’ve now hung them on my wall 🙂
Which one is your favorite?
  • drank coffee, read books, and made collages. With quarantine and everything, I’ve had some spare time on my hands so I’ve been reading, drinking coffee, and making collages. Highly recommend all three of the above activities.
all my books ❤
One of my latest collages 🙂 I’m quite happy with how it turned out!
I tried whipped coffee. It wasn’t as good as i hoped but I want to try making it again with some changes.
  • And to finish off this post, a meme and a quote:
This kills me. I love it 😂
good stuff, am I right?

And thats all for this post! Sorry it was kind of short, March was a pretty messed up month for me, but wasn’t it for us all? Hope you enjoyed and happy April! 2020 is officially 1/4 of the way done-thats terrifying and exciting? How was your march? How are u doing with COVID-19? I hope your all well, stay safe ❤️

Xx, Jasmin