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April 2020. and yes, this is three days late, I’m sorry. *twirls*

Hello Beautiful people. How are you? I’m doing good! I am not the wisest so for the whole month of April, I thought the month had 31 days. So I was waiting to do my monthly wrap up and then before I knew it, it was May ๐Ÿ˜‚ So here’s my monthly wrap-up. 3 days late. But it’s fine. I’m going to try a new approach to my monthly update, and I’m going to do my top 10 favorites of the month! Let me know how you like it! Our stay-at-home-order got extended until MAY 31ST. I’m not happy but praying that God helps me accept staying home for another month and that the corona situation dies down. Anyways, onto my top ten favorites of April! They’re not listed in any certain way, I like them all the same. Well mainly anyways ๐Ÿ˜‰

  1. The tulip fields:

We went to some local tulip fields and it was so fun! We went to Safeway and got ice cream, and then we went the tulip fields and walked around, picked flowers, and took a ton of cute photos. After the fields we went to the dollar store and bought ice-cream and chips and then we went and sat at the local lake and watched the water while we ate our snacks. It was a highlight of my month, we also went way over the top and got dressed up in pretty summer dresses and sandals and it was amazing. 10/10 recommend.

SO PRETTY.

2. Journaling:

Since lockdown, I’ve had quite a bit of extra time so what better to work on than journaling?! I have a big announcement: I FINISHED MY FIRST BUJO!! I’ve been doing little daily spreads and journaling daily and it’s so nice. And I filled up my whole first bujo! Which makes me feel so accomplished, finishing a bullet journal takes me forever usually ๐Ÿ˜‚ So I’ve now started my second bullet journal, so would you guys like an updated bullet journal tour? I would love to do one ๐Ÿ˜‰

I like it ๐Ÿ™‚

3. Writing letters:

I’ve been loving writing letters to all my friends and pen-pals. Getting stuff in the mail has been even more special now because I can’t see my friends and getting letters from them all make me so happy. I’ve also been enjoying making cute letters, adding cute little extras and such into them ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s been a lot of fun though.

enjoying the sun ๐Ÿ™‚

4. Apples with peanut butter and chocolate chips:

This has been my go to snack, IT IS SO GOOD. I absolutely love it. My sister was eating it one day and I decided to try it and I love it. It’s relatively healthy, as long as you go easy on the chocolate chips ๐Ÿ˜‰ I just said I love it like 4 times, take my word, it’s delicious.

YUMMMMM.

5. Our happy place:

My sister and I have been bored and we’ve also been wanting to make a cute, cozy letter writing area. So we were asking our parents where we could create our space and our final decision was the attic! We found an old sheet in the attic, hung it up, added some fairy lights for aesthetic-ness and shoved a truck over there for our “desk”. We also found a little mirror and hung up some cute signs we had and overall I think it turned out adorable! Anyways, we’ve been going up there and eating candy and writing letters, it’s quite cozy and fun ๐Ÿ™‚

Cute amiright?!

6. I signed up for drivers ed!!

I wanted to go to an actual class drivers ed but because of the whole corona situation, in person classes are canceled and instead, there’s zoom classes. My parents really wanted me to sign up for the zoom classes because we live far out and they didn’t want to drive me/with me into town 3 times a week and I finally consented because I want to learn how to drive. I’m partially terrified but I’m also super excited to get my permit and get on the roads. I’ll be safe, I promise ๐Ÿ™‚

7. Phase ten is pretty awesome and fun or so I decided.

Being at home all the time has gave my siblings and I plenty of time to play some card games and I’m thoroughly enjoying it. Phase ten is one of my favorites and also Liar is pretty fun. What’s you favorite card game?

I’m pretty sure I won this game ;))

8. NOT A HIGHLIGHT but we sold my pony, ginger.

I’ve had Ginger for a while but high school began taking up more of my time and I made the decision that I wanted to focus more on softball so last fall we decided to sell Ginger. My wonderful neighbor who taught me to ride helped find a good home for her and I think she’ll be happy and healthy there.

She’s so cute right?

9. Wonderful weather:

During quarantine, we’ve had an amazing blessing: The weather has been so lovely. We’ve still had our rainy days but most of the weather has been sunshine-y and perfect and I LOVE IT.

Life is made of the moments like this: Sun, the wind and music blaring โค

10. Whipped coffee

ahhhhh a classic for quarantine. I’ve now made whipped coffee four times and when I tweak the recipe a bit, it comes out perfect. For some reason it hasn’t wanted to whip so I’m a bit mystified by that but its still good. This coffee in the picture was meant to be whipped but didn’t exactly come out like that :/ It was so good tho โค๏ธ

YUM YUM

And there you have it!

My top ten highlights of April! All in all it was a pretty good month. Sure, quarantine bummed me out but I feel that I made the most of it and I’ve been enjoying it. How are you? Do you like this new “format”? How was April for you? Talk to me in the comments, it makes me happy ๐Ÿ™‚ <3333

xx, Jasmin ๐Ÿ’•

72 thoughts on “April 2020. and yes, this is three days late, I’m sorry. *twirls*

  1. Hello Jasmin! I hope that your having a lovely day! But I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Food Award! You can check out my latest blog post to learn more, you totally don’t have to make your own post, but if you choose to make one I can’t wait to see it! – Hailey xD

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  2. what a lovely wrap up. april seems to be full of memorable happenings! love the photos. they’re taken so beautifully and capture the moments so well. what a beautiful horse ( i have a soft spot for them and have always wanted to learn horse riding). your bujo as always is GOALS and i am in loveeee with it and admire it to bits!! also, wow your happy place sounds so homely!

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  3. Such an awesome post!! I will have to try the apple slices with chocolate chips and peanut butter. I love all of those foods separately so it should work out, right? Ginger is so pretty… I’m sorry you don’t have her anymore. I’ve never actually learned to ride but I really enjoy going on trail rides. I guess one time I somehow convinced my step-grandparents to let me herd cattle while riding a horse. Don’t know how I did that, but it was irrigating season and the mosquito were horrendous. Haha, anyways, I really like reading this post!

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  4. Ah whipped (decaf ๐Ÿ˜‚) coffee is like the best thing EVER! ๐Ÿ’– Itโ€™s so good and has been my quarantine go-to! Also that apple, peanut butter and choc chip combo undos interesting, Iโ€™m curious as to try it ๐Ÿ’– Good luck on your driving lessons, you totally got this! Board games are great aswell, itโ€™s suddenly got really sunny today and I love it โ˜€๏ธ So glad to hear you had an amazing April, donโ€™t worry about being three days late, thereโ€™s no pressure! I love this new layout for the monthly reflections ๐Ÿ’• Great post again! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. YESSSS I AGREE! Although sometimes I’m to lazy to make it, it takes a while to whip for me ๐Ÿ˜‚
      YES please try it, it’s like the best thing ever. LIKE EVER. I am obsessed. Thank you, I hope they go well! Awww I’m glad your getting some sun, it’s the best โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ’•
      Aww your comment made my day, thank you so much! โค๏ธ

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      1. FOR SURE! I totally agree itโ€™ a lot of effort but so worth it ๐Ÿ˜‚
        Haha I will! It sounds really good ๐Ÿ˜‹ Aw thank you so much! It definitely is, today is the last day of sun so Iโ€™m savouring it ๐Ÿ˜‚
        Of course Jasmin, no need to thank me, your post was so fun to read and made my day! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  5. So fun!! The tulips, the snacks, the card games, and well all in all it sounds like you had a good April! Sry you had to sell Ginger!! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
    Congrats. on finishing your bullet journal! I love the flower design you did on the cover of it!
    *hugs
    -kaelyn ๐Ÿ˜›

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  6. Aw, I love all the photography! So prettyyyy!! ๐Ÿ˜

    The tulip fields tho. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿคฉโค๏ธ I just love spring!! *sighs with happiness*

    Just looking at that picture of all the snail mail makes me so happy! ๐Ÿ˜ It’s so wonderful sending and receiving mail and I’m really glad that post office workers are still on the job despite COVID-19!

    Aww, Ginger is so cute!! ๐Ÿ˜Š I’m glad you were able to find a good home for her!

    I’m glad you had a good month, Jasmin, and thanks for the wonderful post!

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    1. Thank youuu โค๏ธ
      Ikr, they’re so gorgeous! Have you ever visited a tulip farm?
      Aww me too! Snail mail is awesome! Yessss, me too! We actually gave our postmaster a thank you card and coffee gift card to say thanks for working still-as I’m appreciating mail even more now!!
      Yesss I agree, she is the cutest, fluffiest thing ever โค๏ธ I’m happy about her new home, I think she’ll like it.
      Thank you! How was your month? ๐Ÿ’•

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      1. No, unfortunately, I haven’t. ๐Ÿ˜ข But I want to!
        Aww, that was so sweet of you guys!! ๐Ÿ˜€ It probably made their day! That’s a really good idea…I should do that. โค๏ธ
        It was pretty good, actually. We are having absolutely amazing weather where I live and I’m enjoying it so much! I can’t wait for summer!!! ๐Ÿ˜

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  7. Very interesting post Jasmin! Glad to see your month was mostly good! Drivers ed sounds fun. I should be taking driving lessons at the moment too but with Corona that plan was chucked out the window. Frustrating, but we’ll all get there.

    That flower field looks absolutely gorgeous! I’ve been wondering lately if there’s one in Sydney so i can take similar photos. Just so dreamy. Love your bullet journal also. Congratulations on finishing off one!

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    1. Thank you so much!
      It should be, I’m hoping all goes smoothly so I can get my license next year! Ahh that’s frustrating! Hopefully you can take them soon!
      YES I AGREE! I thought they were so gorgeous and dreamy! Ooo I hope you can find one! Thank you, I’m quite happy about that!
      Tysm for your sweet comment ๐Ÿ’•

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  8. i loved this post!!!! all the photos were lovely, seems like you had an amazing month! that sucks your stay-at-home order has been extended…
    i live in california, so there’s different rumors around how long our order is going to be extended. but i’m pretty sure we’ll be at home till mid-tune, which is really going to suck.
    dude the whipped coffee looks sooo good!! did it take a super long time to whip up? I heard it takes forever. anyways i would loveee to see your bujo!! i’m sure it looks so cute!
    anyways i don’t want to make this comment too long haha. I hope you’re having a great start to May, lovely xx ๐Ÿคโœจ

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    1. Awww I’m glad!! It was a pretty good month! Ahh I see. I live semi-close to u (can’t say where exactly) but our state is kinda following with CA so that’s fun ๐Ÿ˜ซ I don’t want to be in quarantine until June!!
      IT ISSS GIRL TRY IT โค๏ธ It didn’t take that long for me to whip, maybe two minutes at the most? I did use an electric mixer though.
      Awww Okie! I think I will do an updated bujo post!
      Haha thanks for the comment, it makes me so happy to get new comments, especially if their long ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ’•

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  9. stay at home order got extended until may 10th for now, but i wonโ€™t be surprised if we have to stay home until june. brazil has been CHAOTIC lately. iโ€™ve seen so many people not respecting lockdown orders and iโ€™m so annoyed. but considering not even our president is respecting quarantine, i donโ€™t know what to expect. (he also answered: โ€œso what?โ€ when questioned about the over 5,000 deaths of the past month. itโ€™s *that* bad. i am sorry for going on this unnecessary rant, but iโ€™ve been stressed, lol).

    the tulip field looks beautiful! i wish where i live we had more of those outdoor places i could go to during this time. but sadly, there arenโ€™t many options, apart from parks, that have been closed. iโ€™d never wished i lived close to nature, but during this time, it must have been amazing.

    mail has not been working the best here (not that it worked before, lol) since lockdown started, but iโ€™m glad youโ€™ve been keeping up with your friends through letters! i love sending letters. itโ€™s so special and thoughtful! iโ€™m sure theyโ€™re loving getting them too.

    itโ€™s so cool youโ€™re still having zoom classes for drivers ed, though! i was planning to sing up before everything went down, but unfortunately, they do not offer online classes, so the plans have been on pause. itโ€™s great because when lockdown ends, youโ€™ll be ahead and ready to drive soon. thatโ€™s pretty exciting!

    i love how positive and up-beat this post was! iโ€™ve been struggling with seeing the positive in my days lately, but this inspired me. thank you so much for sharing, jasmin!

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    1. I’m so sorry!! Yes, same. At this point, I wouldn’t be surprised if we’re until lockdown until the end of summer. It’s so annoying and I partially am annoyed at the government, because personally I don’t think if we all stay home the virus is just gonna disappear of the earth. It’s a tough situation. Man, I’m sorry about your president! Ahh the whole world is chaotic rn, it’s a mess but I’m hanging in. No need to apologize, you can rant in my comments whenever you need it ๐Ÿ™‚
      They were lovely, I was so excited to go because I needed out of the house! I wish we could still go parks, all ours are shut down. Nature is amazing right now! One thing quarantine is teaching me is that it really is the small things โค๏ธ
      Ah that sucks! Yes, me too! Without my friends and letters from them I would be feeling quite down right now.
      IT IS!! I’m excited! Although I wish I could get my learners permit, unfortunately you can’t right now. So who knows when that will happen but oh welp ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll pray that the situation slows down over there!
      Awww thank you, that means a lot! I’ve been down in the dumps too but trying to look on the bright side ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thank you so much for your comment, I loved it. truly. โค๏ธ

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      1. No, I haven’t!! I really want to, though. ๐Ÿ™‚ Neither of my parents drink coffee, so I don’t get it that much. I love it, though!

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      2. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Right!! Yes, it is amazing. I wish I could get more of it, but oh well. At least I have grandparents who drink it! ๐Ÿ˜‰ โค

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  10. Hi, Jasmin!! (I commented earlier, but WordPress has been acting up some on me lately and so I don’t think it got through.) I’m glad you had a great April!! I had a good one as well. The lockdown here is gradually being lifted; I’m so sorry it’s not the same case where you are but I am praying that SOON everywhere the lockdown will be lifted.

    That’s super exciting that you finished your bullet journal! Yes, I would LOVE it if you posted an updated bullet journal tour! โค โค Those posts are always so much fun!

    That's so epic that you're learning how to drive!! Of course, I'm a couple years away from that stage, but I know that I would be partially scared too. Scared and excited! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I'll be praying for you as you're learning! โค

    I've never heard of Phase Ten or Liar, but I will definitely have to check those out! ๐Ÿ™‚ Some of my favorite card games are Uno and Set.

    Have an awesome day!! โค โค

    ~Esther

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    1. Hey!
      Aww man, I hate when WordPress acts up! I did get both your comments but I decided to reply to this one ๐Ÿ˜‰ Aww I’m glad your april went good!
      YAY!! That’s awesome that your lockdown is being lifted, I’m so happy for you! Thank you for the prayers, I’ve been praying too.
      Thank you!! And yes, I’m so proud of myself! Oooo okay! I’ll try and get that post up soon!
      YESSSS I’m terrified but also super excited! Thanks fort he prayers, I’ll need them ;)))
      Phase ten is super fun and liar is just a game you can play with a regular deck of cards! Hmm I’ve never heard of Set, I’ll have to look it up! Uno is a classic, so fun!
      Thanks, you too!!
      โค โค โค

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  11. that tulip field looks so beautiful! My april has been really good, it was my birthday a couple of weeks ago and I started my business on instagram!! Great blog post girlie! ๐Ÿค๐Ÿค

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  12. That whipped coffee tho ๐Ÿ˜ I wonder… would you consider doing a post about different types of coffee drinks? You seem to experiment with that and they all look so good. ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹
    Awwwweee a tulip field?? That is a glorious field trip idea. โ˜บ๏ธโ˜บ๏ธ
    Also your happy corner looks so lovely. I love the old chest, itโ€™s so rich with personality.
    Love this post! You have such a way with writing happy charming inspiring things. ๐Ÿ™ƒ

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    1. I know rightttt??? Hmm that would be super cool!! Like a series or a post with a bunch of my favorite coffee types?
      It is a glorious day, the tulips were lovely and I quite enjoyed myself!
      Awww thank you, it’s so cozy and relaxing! YES old chests are my favs!
      Awww thank you so much *melts* your comments always are so sweet and personal and they make my day ๐Ÿ’•

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      1. Idk something like that! ๐Ÿ˜…
        Thatโ€™s awesome. Days like that are the best. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š
        Haha just speaking the truth. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Your blog is one of my favorites to follow. โค๏ธโค๏ธ

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  13. It sounds like you had a wonderful month!! And don’t worry; I don’t mind a bit about it being late. ๐Ÿ˜‰ It’s happened to me too! Yes, I would LOVE LOVE LOVE an updated bullet journal tour! โค That's super exciting that you're learning how to drive!!! That would be really scary but fun at the same time for me. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Have an awesome day!!! โค โค โค

    ~Esther

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  14. Loved this! โœจ Sounds like you had a great month, the tulip field looks gorgeous (I don’t know if there is one where I live but when this is all over I’m hoping to go to a lavender farm nearby ๐Ÿ’œ). Congrats on finishing your first bujo! That must be fun to flick through ๐Ÿ’ซ I wish I could write letters to my friends/penpal but I can’t get out to post it ๐Ÿ˜‚ Okay now I want to try apples with peanut butter and chocolate chips, sounds like quite the combination ๐Ÿ™Œ Your letter writing space looks so cute and cozy! Sorry to hear about Ginger, we had to re-home my dog Alex 2 years ago and it was so tough but she has a better life for it. The weather has been up and down here in Ireland, with a lot of sun but this time round I’ve been enjoying the rain when it has its turn for some reason (although I get annoyed about how it stops me from going for walks ๐Ÿ˜‚). Hope your May is amazing! Great post ๐Ÿ’•

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    1. Awww I’m so glad! It was a pretty good month! Oooo lavender farms are probably gorgeous! We have one next to the tulip farms that I’ve never been too, maybe I will have to go this summer! Thank you! YESS it is!! Awww man that sucks! Writing letters to friends is basically what’s helping me survive quarantine!
      Awww thanks, I love our cozy spot!
      Aw I’m sorry about your dog, but that’s good that She had a better life because of it, I’m hoping for that for Ginger. Haha yeah, rain can be so annoying when it cancels your plans!
      Thank you so much for your comment, I hope your May goes amazing also!! ๐Ÿ’•

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  15. I LOVED LOVED THIS SO MUCH!!! The chocolate chips on the apple looks brilliant! I’ve never thought of such a combination before. And yayy Tulip fields are always the best!

    Also hey!! Writing letters sounds like tremendous fun. I wonder why I never even had even the ghost of a thought about it before. How do you know your pen pals? :))
    *still eyeing the whipped coffee๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿคค๐Ÿคค๐Ÿคค*

    XXโค

    https://citygirlsdance.wordpress.com

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    1. AWWW I’M GLAD!! Yesss you should try it, it’s so good! AHHH I LOVED THE TULIPS, so pretty!!
      Yesss, it’s really fun! I’ve been pen-paling for a while now and its a great way to meet new people! I’ve got my pen-pals through church and friends who know out of state family! I also know you could reach out to a lot of bloggers and they would love to pen-pal, I’m not allowed to for privacy reasons but it seems like it would be really fun!
      YES TRY THE COFFEE โค๏ธโค๏ธ

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  16. Lovely post ๐Ÿ’• I love apples with peanut butter but, I have to try it with chocolate chips! I mean what doesnโ€™t go well with chocolate ๐Ÿ™‚
    Iโ€™m freaking at on your behalf about drivers ed but donโ€™t worry or stress about it, youโ€™ll get the hang of it!!Iโ€™m scared of driving but my parents are trying to convince me by saying itโ€™s a good skill to have๐Ÿ˜œAhhh , yess Iโ€™m obsessed with you space that you made. Itโ€™s so cute and such a neat idea๐Ÿ˜‚ Love this post and hereโ€™s to a good and successful May โค๏ธ

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    1. Thank youuuu ๐Ÿ’• Haha true, chocolate makes everything better ๐Ÿ˜
      Yesss I’m sure it’ll be fine, it’s a little stressful but I’m sure I’ll get the hang of it!
      Thank youuuu, I might do a quarantine crafts with Jasmin post about making the space! Thank you, I hope your May goes amazing too! ๐Ÿ’•

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  17. Nice post! I liked the parts about whipped coffee and Phase Ten. Too bad about Ginger though. I hope she likes her new home! And yes Iโ€™d like to see an updated bullet journal tour!!!

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