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 πŸ˜‚ 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 πŸ˜‰

  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 πŸ˜‚ 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 πŸ˜‰

I like it πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚ It’s been a lot of fun though.

enjoying the sun πŸ™‚

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 πŸ˜‰ 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 πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚

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 ❀

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 ❀️

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 πŸ™‚ <3333

xx, Jasmin πŸ’•

2020 Birthday haul *throws confetti on all of us*


Hey hey πŸ™‚ How are you? I’m good πŸ™‚ Just hanging out at home while this corona virus stuff hopefully blows over 🀞🏼🀞🏼🀞🏼 I figured I would take advantage of all the spare time I now have and hopefully I can go a lot of content up! Anyways, let’s get onto the haul!

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*disclaimer: I am in no way, shape, or form trying to brag about what I got, I personally really enjoy reading these kinds of posts so when my birthday happened in February, I figured I could do a gift haul! I hope you enjoy!

First up: My parents got me Birkenstocks!! Ahhh I love them so much haha! Fun story, I used to think birks were ugly and they looked like grandma shoes but then the “vsco girl trend thing ordeal” happened and even though I’m not a vsco girl, I now like Birkenstocks. So I’ve begged my mom since last summer and I finally convinced her to get them for me for my Birthday! I absolutely love them, but I have had to get a few callouses and I have like a corn thing or something on the side of my foot and it hurts? My mom said I need to take a break from wearing them but we’ll see πŸ˜‰

Yes, I got the basic ones πŸ™„ They’re so cute though!

Next, some takes my bro’s got me. I LOVE takis. They kill me everytime (bc I’m a wimp and can’t handle hot stuff) but I will continue eating them because I want to. and because they’re addicting and delicious. What are ur thoughts on takis? I feel like they’re low-key controversial πŸ˜‚

YUMMMMM.

From my grandparents, I got a brush, some chocolate, paint (not pictured, idk why) and a $25 Visa card (which I’m very excited to use bc I’ve never had one before xD) Luckily, the chocolates were gluten free so I could eat them! I’ve been gluten free for almost a whole month now y’all! But I really enjoyed eating the chocolate, bc duh. It’s chocolate?!?

Cool beans πŸ‘πŸ»

Next, my aunt and uncle gave me a carton of orange juice. because they know I love it. So I drank out of the carton immediately, so that my siblings wouldn’t steal any (they’re scared of my gErMsss) and I thoroughly enjoyed the WHOLE carton! My aunt and uncle also gave me two ten dollar gift-cards to amazon, and I’m super excited about that bc amazon is awesome and you can always find stuff to buy on there πŸ™‚

my love ❀️ Also the ‘Jas’ was me making sure my siblings knew it was mine πŸ˜‰ I’m very protective of my juice.

I also got 15 dollars from some friends so thats cool bc money is cool πŸ™‚

And that’s that! I really loved all the gifts I got! I hope you enjoyed reading, and check back soon for my April bullet journal setup!

Do you like takis? What’s your take on Birkenstocks? Are you a fan of orange juice?

Let me know in the comments, lonnngggggg comments make my days! πŸ’•

xx, Jasmin

P.s. we finally found toilet paper so all is calm in our house. Just kidding, we weren’t that worried about it but it’s kind of nice to know you have toilet paper, right?!

100 followers Q&A: Part 1 *awkward peace sign*

Hey hey. Long time no see. Just kidding, it hasn’t been that long, ( edit: yes, Jasmin, it’s actually been a very long time, up ur game girl!!!) I just wanted to say that xD. How are you? I’m doing pretty good. I had a couple days of not feeling so great but I finally kicked the sickness and I’m starting to feel like myself πŸ˜€

Also, new rant topic: Corona Virus/ COVID-19: K so where I live in the US, literally EVERYTHING is getting shut down and yeah, I know its for a good reason and we don’t want to spread COVID-19 but seriously- I’m watching my whole social life go down. the. drain. And I value my social life. I like people and I like being around people. My softball season got postponed until April, public school has been canceled for 6 weeks (which doesn’t affect me because, I’m HOMESCHOOLED), all restaurants and bars have been limited to to-go ordering only, and stores are limited to 50 people.The stores where I live have absolutely NO toilet paper and the food supply is going downhill, s hopefully people ease up on their stocking up ;). Gatherings over 50 people are banned as are shaking hands and giving hugs. A Family from my church recently lost a mother and daughter in a head on car accident and people were expecting a large funeral-1,200 people even, but a gathering that large is against the law. So the family is having to have an invite-only funeral, picking only 50 people out of the all the people who knew and loved the Mother and daughter. NO ONE can give HUGS or SHAKE HANDS. It is so sad and heartbreaking. I imagine that prayers for the family would be appreciated. So yeah, thats my rant. Talk to me in the comments about it if you want πŸ™‚

Let’s head on to the Q&A now! There were quite a few questions so I decided to split it up into separate posts, more content πŸ˜‰ Thank you so much to anyone who asked me questions, I appreciate it SO MUCH!!!

okay, let’s go!

Christina’s questions:

1.starbucks order (or just fav drink)? hmmm tough one πŸ˜‚ ( I’m gonna say this to every question though). My go-to order at Starbucks is a caramel white mocha blended, which is a really sweet drink, but I love sweet drinks πŸ™‚ I also really like strawberry lime lemonades from dutch bros. It’s always super good and it’s a good no-coffee alternative for those days when u don’t want coffee πŸ™‚
2. favorite book? I really really love The Fault in Our Stars, it’s so sad but it’s written so well imo! Also I love so many Historical fiction books about WWII so if you have any recommendations, let me know!
3. favorite movie? Another tough one πŸ˜‰ I’m like the most indecisive person ever so welp. I really like all the Narnia movies, and I love the old Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, and I also just watched the Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and I really liked it πŸ™‚
4. your favorite thing in your wardrobe? okay. I have had an obsession with green coats, like cargo/utility jackets? I got one at a yard sale when I was like 10 and ever since then they’ve been a staple in my wardrobe! The one I currently wear a lot looks something like this:

5. summer or winter? Probably summer, although I like winter some too. I live in an area where it rains A LOT and I don’t like the rain at all so yeah. Summer vibes are the best!
6. beach or mountains? It all depends on my mood. I LOVE the beach but I also LOVE the mountains. I have to say probably the beach, I love walking around the little tourist-y shops and playing in the sand and all the sun and waves and again: SUMMER VIBES ❀️
7. favorite meme? Ahhhh I have to choose?!? I look at memes way too much, but they’re great xD. I can’t pick a favorite so, here is one I like:

Very relatable ^^^^^

8. chocolate or candy? Oof, hard. It depends on my mood but overall I probably gotta say candy bc I love fruity candy like Mike&Ikes and skittles. But chocolate is bomb. So I can’t really pick πŸ˜‚

CoffeeAndCream‘s question:

if you could visit any country, where would it be? hmmm… I had to think long and hard about this question. I feel like I would choose either Italy, Spain, or Greece? (I just realized these are very similar but oh welp πŸ˜‚) I love the architecture of these countries and all the pictures I’ve seen are gorgeous. So yeah. Or France seems really fun and romantic and stuff πŸ˜‚. I can’t even choose, I want to travel a TON when I’m older!

Elsie’s questions:

why did you start a blog? Good question! Originally I wanted to start a blog bc one of my friends, (Liberty) had one, and it seemed cool so ya know, I wanted to hop on the bandwagon or whatever πŸ˜‚ But it took a couple years to convince my parents to let me get one and then randomly last year my mom was like ” so you want to get a blog?” and was like “sure, why not?!” So I started blogging with the idea in my mind that I could maybe eventually use my blog to earn some money (but if thats going to happen It will be far in the future) and also as a way to partner with companies and reviewing things! Lats month I got my first product to review so hopefully that post will be up soon!

what was the last book you read & movie you watched? Last book I read was Lovely War, (which was quite good) and the last movie I watched was The Help, which was also quite good!

where do you see yourself in 5 years time? Hmmm… I would love to have a good job, be in a relationship, being happy, enjoying being with people I love, and honestly just living a life for Jesus. Obviously, that might not be where God takes me but we’ll see!

Raegan‘s questions:

1. Do you like dogs? I LOVE dogs! I’m definitely more of a dog person than a cat person and I love how dogs are so personal, they honestly are man’s best friend!
2. Do you play any instruments?
No, sadly. Not yet anyways. I have a guitar but I am yet to learn how to play it yet. I hope to learn soon though!
3. Do you like coffee with cream or black?
Oh definitely with cream! I like lots of cream, little bit of coffee and some creamer/sweetener. I don’t know how people drink their coffee black?
4. Spring or Fall? I have to say spring. I love when it starts to be sunny again and all the flowers blooming are so pretty! Where I live, we get a pretty decent amount of rain in the fall, and as I mentioned above, rain is not a favorite of mine.
5. Easter or valentines? I’m gonna say Easter? I love going to church and singing all the Easter hymns, they give me chills! Valentine’s Day is a lot of fun though!

Mary’s Questions:

-What is your favorite thing about blogging? Ooooooo great question! I gotta say the people and blogosphere, everyone is so kind and welcoming and ahhh I just love y’all!!!
-Out of all of your posts, which one has been your favorite and why? Hmmmm… I really like my bullet journal posts and you guys also seem to enjoy them so that’s good! Some posts like my monthly recap, can be stressful and feel really time consuming to write, but since bullet journaling is something I do, its pretty easy to take pictures of the pages and upload them! I love bullet journaling and reading about how others bullet journal too!
-And what do you hope to accomplish with your blog? I would love to one day get some sort of income of my blog but thats a bug dream so I don’t know. Mainly I just hope I leave a positive impact on people, brighten their day, and spread the love and light of Jesus!

Okay, we’re gonna end this post here and I’ll pick up where I left off next time! Hope you enjoyed, let me know YOUR answers to these questions in the comments! Hope your day goes amazing, and I’ll be back with more posts soon! Thank you so much for all your AMAZING Questions!

xx, Jasmin