Funky socks review || ToBeNamed studio collab!

Hey lovelies!! It’s me, Jasmin, and I’m back with another fun collab! These kind of posts are my favs because it gets my name out on other platforms and I get to help another small creators/shops grow! With the Holiday season coming up, these collaborations with Etsy shop owners are wonderful and I hope this post or one of my ones in the near future helps you find the perfect gift to give a loved one in your life!

Ok, to the point of this post after my little ramble! Amber, one of the sweetest ladies out there, agreed to send me some of her lovely socks off her Etsy shop and I can not even begin to explain how thrilled I was! When someone agrees to collaborate with me it always makes my day and this time was no different! Amber’s shop, the ToBeNamedStudio has some of the cutest funky socks out there. Recently I became obsessed with odd socks. I mean, what’s not to like? Socks are a fun thing to be creative with because if you’re a little shy like me, you can cover them up with your jeans or wear ’em loud and proud out in the open, how I prefer to 😁 I love wearing crazy socks with my birks, hey dudes and honestly any shoes haha! Amber’s shop also has some of the cutest earrings that I may just have to order in the near future! Her customer service was excellent and she was so so kind and thoughtful in how she went about this collaboration! I’ll link the two pairs of socks she sent me at the end of this post but first lets look at some pictures!!

**All photos taken by yours truly, edited on Lightroom and the socks are modeled by my dear friend “S”. You know who u are and thank you for being such a willing foot model! You’re da best <33 Also ty other “S” for hand modeling, it could be a lovely career option for you :))

First off, we have this lovely pair! These socks are so cute and they remind me of peaches and the moon, idk man haha πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ They look so so cute worn with birks and they’re such good quality! They keep your toes nice and warm πŸ₯°


The effort these photos took is insane. We were supporting, shaking, holding strong, pushing up and sliding off. But they turned out so cool!

beautiful aren’t they??

Next pair:

love this!!

THESE ARE MY FAVS πŸ₯° I love them so much, the color is so fun, the design is the cutest and I love how the toes are green and the heel is orange. Also quality 100/100 πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

SO CUTEEE πŸ₯°

And that’s all I’ve got??!! What’d you think of the photography? I hope you liked it haha, I wasn’t so confident in my foot photographing skills but I’m super happy with how these turned out!

Links to the socks in this post:

FRENCH FLORAL COLLAGE

I sadly can’t find the other pair on Amber’s shop but she has so many other cute ones, be sure to check out her shop!!

ALSO: Amber gave me a coupon code for y’all! Use code LUCKYFALL for 15% of your order from her shop! Let me know if you order something πŸ’—

anyways, that’s all for this post!

Do you like funky socks? Weirdest pair you own? I have some money ones I love πŸ˜‚πŸ’ How was your Wednesday? Did you check out Amber’s shop?? Pls do! Any fall posts you would like to see? Fav fall outfits or sum?

have a grand day xx, Jasmin

Seventeen Syllables poetry book review. pt. 1 *falls back onto bed in pure happiness*

Hello friends! How are you? I’m doing wonderfully today, especially since I’m writing this post and you. guys. I’m so over-the-top excited for this review! I’ve done quite a few reviews but this is definitely going to the top of my list as one of my favorites.

Let me give you a bit of back story. Lori Hetteen, one of the loveliest people on Etsy, kindly agreed to send me her own two poetry books from her Etsy shop, lorihetteen. She has two books of poetry that she has for sale on her shop, both of which are absolutely, positively amazing in very way and I’m so very happy with them!

Now, with these poetry books I don’t want to spoil too much of the insides of them for you, especially if you are to buy them! But a struggle I came across was while trying to pick my favorite pieces of poetry to share with you, I couldn’t decide. So I decided to split this review up into two posts, and in this post I’ll review the Seventeen Syllables book! Now to show you some of my favorites pieces from the book, and to share some lovely pictures! Let’s go!

*All photos edited with Lightroom preset πŸ™‚

The cutest intro page in my opinion πŸ₯°

loveeee <3333

This page is quite explanatory if you read it, but ill sum it up for you once more. Lori often adds little notes, thoughts or explanations about the main piece of poetry. When she does this, she adds it to the bottom of the right hand page and it’s honestly one of my favorite things. It just helps expound more and really gets you thinking!

I love this!! I feel like a lot of the poems and pieces are about this but honestly this is one of the best reminders for me. There’s goodness in every stage, as long as we look for it. This relates back to last year, 2020, where a large majority of the year sucked but there was good. Quite a bit of good if you ask me. And i’m not saying 2020 was a “good” year, in fact it was quite pitiful but i’m choosing not to dwell on that, and instead to think of the more happier, positive things πŸ™‚

I really love this one. I love the little definition/explanation or expanding on the haiku. I find it fascinating how its mentioned in the poem, we keep picking us. It’s so true and to look back at my life and realize how I chose my friends or how they chose me is mind boggling, it’s really something to think about.

A lovely piece of encouragement and such a good reminder. God’s got this, Even the ravens and the Lillies know that.

People like sunshine. They’re truly the best ❀

My mindset and hopeful mentality. It’s sometimes hard to keep a positive outlook on life but it makes all the difference.

The strugglessss. Especially of an awkward, socially incompatible teen like me. But we can do it. And I love the reminder of the right picture, “give up the act..” Yessss!! Exactly. Let’s all just be the real us and I think we shall get along fine.

Amen sister, amen.

I’m obsessed with this one. *realizes I’ve said this about almost everyone so far* πŸ€¦πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ But it’s true! The journey is what matters most in my opinion. It’s hard though to not want to rush to the end, to get to “the good part” but trust me, the journey. is. worth. it.


And that wraps up the pictures! I hope that wasn’t too many and I hope you weren’t bored, I certainly enjoyed reading through the book!

For a final review of Lori Hetteens poetry book, Seventeen Syllables, I’d like to give it a glowing review. Lori was so sweet and responsive and kind, truly wonderful to work with and everything about Seventeen Syllables completely amazed me. The pieces of poetry were relatable and just, so perfect and really good reminders of good life lessons, be thankful for the journey, treasure every moment, be kind and reach out. Continue to pick “us” and never look back.

Please please check out Lori’s shop, here’s a link to it! and a link to Seventeen Syllables πŸ™‚ And as always, if you end up ordering this book, reach out to me! I have a contact page on my website and I would absolutely adore to rant and rave about this poetry or almost anything under the sun. Keep an eye out for the second post of this review, where I’ll be looking at The Moon says Hello, and have a wonderful day!

Which piece of poetry from this post was your favorite? How was your day today? How’s 2021 going for you? Did you check out Lori’s shop?

thanks for reading lovely,

xx, Jasmin

DIY Pen-pal pocket envelope *hurries to make more*

Hello! How are you today? Welcome or welcome back to my blog!

Today I’m back with a super fun post, that includes pen-paling so it’s gotta be awesome! I’ve been having a ton of fun sending out (and receiving) Christmas themed mail and although this isn’t Christmas themed, you can definitely make it more festive! Anyways, I got the idea for this from a collaboration I did this summer with the lovely Karen from her Etsy shop, HanjiKraft. The Inso for this project came from her happy mail kit she sent me and I absolutely loved hers so I decided I wanted to try it myself! Here’s a link to my post I did about her product, just in case you missed it πŸ™‚ Anyways, I figured this would be a fun post and I hope you enjoy it! Let’s begin!

Supplies!

  • 2 envelopes, that are the same size and shape
  • washi tape
  • some fun patterned paper and ephemera
  • scissors
  • glue

So, first step. Take two of the same envelopes, make sure they’re the same size!

Now, cut off the flaps on both envelopes. I know, I know. If you’re any bit like me and treasure each and every envelope, this part can be a bit sad. But I promise the end result is worth it!

Now, tape the envelopes together with the pockets showing face up, so it can fold like a card! I taped both sides, the inside and out and I just taped it with a cute washi tape!

Next, grab that cute paper and ephemera I mentioned in the supplies list and flip over and fold your envelope pocket. Tape or glue the paper like a college on the fun part, sticking whatever you want, wherever you want! This is the real fun part, be creative!

Ta-da!!! Here’s how mine turned out, I really really like it 🀩 I also used a white gel pen to create the dots on the back of the envelope, just to add a special unique touch. And that’s all! What’d you think? I love how this turned out and it’s so so cute and easy, literally only took me like 15-20 minutes to make and now I have a cute little envelope pocket thing to stick in a letter! It’s also super fun to fill up the pockets on both sides with your letter and extra goodies and etc. All around just a fun little diy!


And that’s all for today! I hope you enjoyed, and let me know in the comments what you thought of this post! I had a lot of fun creating this, DIY penpal stuff is always so fun to craft and create ❀

Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for reading, it means the most πŸ’›

x, Jasmin

Diy fall themed stickers! *Throws them in the air*

Hello lovelies! Today I’m back with another fun DIY post, this time with diy stickers! Stickers are my favorites, I love how they’re so versatile. You can use them in endless ways, journaling, pen-paling, sticking on stuff (duh) , and so much more! But, sometimes you don’t feel like buying more stickers, so here’s the solution. You can make your own! Making your own stickers is super easy and they turn out quite well! Anyways, let’s get onto the post so you guys can see how easy and quick they are and I’m sure you’ll become addicted to DIY-ing them haha!

The materials:

  • Printed off pictures of whatever you want to make into stickers
  • Packing tape
  • Parchment paper
  • scissors
**all photos edited with Lightroom

First, go online and find some stickers. I found these by searching fall stickers to print off and I think they’re so adorable! Print them off in your desired size.

Next step is to cut out your pictures (or whatever you decided to use :))

Gather all your supplies because here is will you will use the majority of them!

Place a piece of tape onto your parchment paper. Such a complicated step, I know πŸ˜‰

Next, cut a piece of tape that is the same length as the other piece of tape and put it face down on the counter, with the sticky side up. So this is where I do it differently than others, instead of sticking the cut outs on the tape and then sticking another player of tape over, instead, I stick the cut outs facing down onto the sticky side of the tape. Idk, it’s easier for me πŸ˜‰

Now, take the sticker-tape and stick it onto the tape on the parchment paper. Now, your final step is below the next picture but I’m sure you can guess it haha

Cut them out!!! And boom, you’ve got some super duper cute DIY stickers 🀩 Make sure you leave a small border around your sticker/cutout so that it can stick πŸ™‚

They peel super well and stick just as good!

SO CUTE 🀩

I love love LOVE these and I love how easy they are and how good they work for a DIY!

I hope you enjoyed this! How’s life going? Have you ever made DIY stickers? What kind of posts would you like to see from me? What’s your favorite song atm? Your opinion on pineapple on pizza? I hope you’re doing good! Chat with me in the comments, I’d love to hear from you!

see you soon, Jasmin