Moments and memories: 1/12 *cue the good times*

Hello Lovelies! I think I need an award for latest monthly wrap up but oh well, at least I’m getting to it.

I apologize for not posting more, I have so many ideas but evrytime I sit down at my computer to write, boom. All the ideas flurry away and I’m left with a blank and un-motivated mind. This blog isn’t something I want to force myself to do though, so I’m trying not to pressure myself into writing/posting when I’m not feeling up to it mentally. So I hope to soon be posting more routinely, but for now I’m trying my best to just get what I can out and posted and I hope you will stick around! Thank you so much for reading my little rant, now let me actually continue on with this post, a little wrap up of January 2021!

I’m going to change up my monthly wrap up a little, making it a bit simpler. I’m going to state some of my favorite memories and then add 15-20 pictures to my post as hopefully a way to help me look back in upcoming years and help me remember the good of the years! Anyways let’s get onto it!

Memories of January:

  • Hung out with my neighbors, aka some of my best friends, a TONNN. I seen them everyday of the week for a point this month and it was a complete blast. I think we’re unhealthily weird and random but that’s part of the fun xD Some of my favorite memories with them are wearing drippy hats, making coffees, and screaming ‘Train Wreck’ and ‘Story of My Life’ at the top of our lungs.
  • Got our nails done and drove around to get free coffees for my friends bday, it was so fun!
  • I successfully got all my hours of driving with my permit accounted for, finishing up with a 2 and a half hour drive in the dark. and in the rain. On the freeway. Let’s just say I had a stress headache when we got home but I survived and we didn’t crash and now I’ve reached all my requirements for my license!
  • I signed up to play slow pitch softball at our local high school which is exciting but also terrrifyinggggg. I’ve been homeschooled my whole life and have never stepped foot onto the high school grounds so i’m really lost but I’m slowly adjusting! We also have to wear masks 24/7 while at the school which is something I’m willing to do to play softball but I will say, running in a mask is not a vibe. Not a vibe.
  • Got up at 5:00 a.m. to watch the sunrise with my neighbors and had a bit of difficulties but still ended up having a grand time!
  • Drank lots of coffee as per usual.
  • My mom cut me curtain bangs because lately I’ve been realizing that this life is temporary, half the decisions you make won’t change a lot of your overall story and just go for it. I’ve been embracing being spontaneous and just living a good life and its pretty nice ngl.
  • My neighbors and I started the year off on our right foot, literally. So we’ll see if that helps this year go better than ahem. our um. other year. *Cough…2020…cough*
  • My sister and I also worked for my dad for a couple Saturdays installing flooring which was nice! I didn’t love the work but I liked the money so I kept at it πŸ˜‰
  • We got a tiny tiny bit of snow but sledding it it was amazingly fun xD
  • we fed cows for my grandpa, day and night because he had shoulder surgery and can’t use his arm for a while. The cows started having calfs and they’re the cutest!

okay that wraps up memories, now enjoy some pictures!

this picture is so blurry but for some reason I love it?
burning our Christmas tree, so sad but I also rlly love this picture like I feel like it has a deeper meaning but I don’t have a deeper meaning man. I just like the contrast but also its rlly sad bc duh, tree is burning ://

and I’ll end this post here. Hope you enjoyed ❀

Have a lovely day! How was ur January? Best part of today? Favorite meal of the day? I like lunch the most because I’m never hungry in the morning but breakfast food is amazing!

xx, Jasmin

January 2020. *claps excitedly*

Hey guys! How have u been? I can NOT believe January (aka the first month of 2020) is almost over?! Like how?! It seems like it flew by but also like time passed sooooooo slowly xD. 2020 is now 1/12 of the way over *wipes away tears* Just kidding, but it’s sad how quickly the years go by as you get older and I’m not even THAT old yet πŸ˜€ January was a good month for me, getting back in the groove of school ( ughhhh, more on that later), Trying to keep up in my goals and resolutions and just living life has kept me busy!

Things that happened in January:

βˆ™Went to a Hotel with some good friends for their birthdays and it was a BLAST. I had so so much fun ahhhhh it was amazing :))

βˆ™Drank lots of tea, like I mean LOTS. My mom got me 60 packs of pomegranate pizzaz tea for Christmas and so far I’ve only made a small dent in the pile of tea bags but I’ve drank a good 20 cups xD

βˆ™ Found out what my Mom is having! Little backstory, we found out my Mom was pregnant in November and she’s due at the end of May! This is the last kid she wants to have (6 is a lot xD) and it’ll make us a family of 8, including our parents and the new baby!! So any who, we found out what she’s having!! Can u guess? Ok, enough suspense… My mom is having a:

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BOY!!!!!!!!! Yay! I’m excited but I didn’t realize how much I wanted a girl until she told us πŸ˜‚ Don’t get me wrong, I’m still super excited but baby girls wear dresses and bows in their hair annnddddd their just sooo cute but I’M EXCITED! My little sister REALLY wanted a girl and when she found out it was a boy she cried for a good 10 minutes πŸ˜‚ Now she’s warmed up to the idea and she can’t wait to hold her baby brother!

βˆ™ We got our first real snow of the winter and the first snow of the year! We ended up getting about 3 inches over about 4 days, but we were excited and extremely thankful for the snow we got bc none of our friends in town got much snow 😦 We went sledding and snowmobiling (until the snow mobile broke:(() and enjoyed the cold weather. Now we’re back to 47 degrees with rain and cloudy skies 😦

βˆ™ Found a lot of good memes xD. I’m in a group chat with like 15 ppl from my co-op and basically all we do it send memes πŸ˜‚ So every once in a while I have to go on Pinterest and stock up haha, its fun tho xD

βˆ™Started school again. I’m now in second semester and the work load is pretty light as I’m just starting a couple new subjects! My two new subjects are economy and Drama, and I’m enjoying both of them so far! For Drama we’re reading The Taming of The Shrew which is by Shakespeare. At first I wasn’t really excited but I’m so far really enjoying it, My teacher is reading us the play and its in English and not all Shakespeare-y and then later in the year we’re gonna tackle the actual play, wish me luck lol πŸ˜‚ For economics, we’re playing a game in market watch and investing in stock with fake money ( it’s a simulation) but yeah, I’m in first place out of my class so that’s exciting! Later this semester we’re doing an experiment where we find jobs we might like to do and places we would like to rent and basically we calculate how much it would cost for us to live when we’re 23 years old! I’m excited for that project, it sounds fun!

βˆ™ Had a mental break down in the mall. Whew that was fun. But life ain’t all sunshine’s and rainbows kids xD I’ll spare u the deets but basically I’m self conscious about how I look and it’s hard shopping in stores where everything/a lot of things are made to fit a certain body type and that’s not ur body type. Love urself guys, it’s important.

βˆ™ I signed up for a softball team! Now just crossing my fingers there’s enough girls to make a team for my age bracket. One of the perks of playing on this team is my sister gets to play with me and so do two of my awesome friends so we’re all super excited!

βˆ™ got in a fight with a friend, didn’t talk for a while and then I called and apologized. I feel like I put 80% of the effort in that friendship tho so it’s tough. I don’t want to be petty but friendship is a two way road. I still love u if ur reading this πŸ˜‚β€οΈ

βˆ™ ate a TON of good food. Food is actually life. Like without it we would die. And it’s a huge plus when that food is delicious.

βˆ™ Did quite a bit of baking. I made mini chocolate chip scones, egg muffins and fried cheese sticks. Yum :)) Would u guys like to see a recipe post? I need to get into baking more, it’s so cool to be able to make something that makes ppl happy πŸ˜‚πŸ‘Œ

βˆ™ read quite a few books, my goal for the year is 50 and I’m already 1/5 of the way there but it’s fineeee. I’ve been enjoying my books πŸ™‚

βˆ™ blogged pretty consistently. I mean, I kinda slacked in the middle of January but I think I got my five posts up! So pat myself on the back for not failing. Woo. That was unenthusiastic 😦 WOO WOO!!!!! That’s better πŸ˜€

Ok that’s the basics of what I did in January. Now enjoy some pictures with maybe a little context πŸ˜€

For New Years eve, My mom and aunt made this ^^ It’s called danish puff and its like this insanely flaky pastry type thing and you put coffee flavored frosting and its pretty good πŸ™‚ Usually we make donuts on New Years Eve but since my Mom’s pregnant, she didn’t feel like standing up for 4 hours and frying them all πŸ˜‚
The view from the hotel we stayed at with our friends! It was so pretty and peaceful πŸ™‚
Another picture of the view + Sydney’s hand. We took a ton of pictures in those two days lol :))
Subway = YUMMMMMM. I feel like subway is underrated bc its just a basic sandwich shop but basic sandwiches are actually bomb. Idc what u say, subway is good and my food was delicious.
Our cute wittlle feet awwwww πŸ˜‚ yes I’m weird but its fine xD Does anyone else take pictures of their feet?I do it all the time, but I also take pictures of everythingggggg.
Ahhhhh I love this picture! The colors compliment each other and it just looks really nice idk? This food was really good! It was at the Hotel and you got little vouchers for a free breakfast so you went to a restaurant and ordered ur breakfast instead of a all u can eat buffet thing. I kinda prefer the all u can eat thing bc duhhh u can eat all you want and not be limited to one thing but this was a fun experience!
The hotel we went to had a heated outdoor pool and it was AMAZING. It looked super cool in pictures too bc all the steam was rising off of it!
We got some super cool pictures in the pool with the steam and morning sun. I LOVE this picture.
As I said, I drank a LOT of tea. I had quite the amount of mugs in my room, our mug cupboard downstairs was empty πŸ˜‚
*MASSIVE HEART EYES* Snowwwww its so pretty ahhhh
seen this at this cute little shop, if I had my own house to decorate, I might have even bought it xD
Spent WAY to much time making my science notes look pretty πŸ˜€ But it was fun!
Went to town with a friend and learned how to pump gas! Its not that hard, except we couldn’t figure out how to pay with the card xD We’re smart in real life usually, I promise πŸ˜‚
Chinese food is SO good. I love orange chicken and sweet and sour pork? Also: crab puffs are AMAZING <33333
Sent a late Bday/Christmas present to my wonderful pen-pal! I think she’ll be getting a blog soon so keep ur eyes out for that!
In return, she sent me a package too!!! I absolutely LOVED everything she got me, the Oreos were great, I’m super excited to watch Wonder again, and I love the beanie, the pom pom thing is so cute!
this is actually me ^^^^ I’m so socially awkward πŸ˜‚
haha, my gramma did this with me a couple times, back in the day when I still could pass for a kid πŸ˜‚
Ahhhh don’t you just love having siblings??? Thank you Aubrey for the toilet paper xD
Made myself am acia bowl for breakfast, It was pretty good :))
Got a new record for likes in a day! Thank you guys so much for joining this journey and following along, I’m so thankful for you all!
haha, this is awesome! But hey, they still got 40 bucks!
Caramel White Mocha frap <33333 It’s so good! It’s sweet but I like sweet πŸ˜€
This cat is weird. she just stares at me.
I lovveeeee this picture! The colors are so niceeeee
some more of our snow. It wasn’t much but it was AWESOME!
Did some journaling πŸ™‚
One last foot picture πŸ˜‚

And that is all for this month in review!

Hope you enjoyed! How was your January? Did you do anything amazing? Anything awesome happening in February? My Birthdays in the end of February so I’m excited for that! Talk to me in the comments, I love hearing from you!

Thank you so much for reading!!!!

xx, Jasmin

Mystery Blogger Award * eeekkkk my second award!!!*

Hey guys! I was nominated by the wonderful Abi Lyn for this award, go check her blog out!! I have been super busy with school so I haven’t had time to do a blog post but I’ve typed up a couple posts so expect to see them before the end of January! Okay, onto the post!

The Rules:
1. Put the award logo/image on your blog.
2. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
3. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well. (This award was created byΒ Okoto Enigmas.)
4. Answer the 5 questions you were asked.
5. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
6. You have to nominate 10-20 people.
7. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blogs.
8. Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question.
9. Share a link to your best post(s).

The Questions:
1. What is your favorite meal for dinner?Β 

Hmmmmmm, this one is a hard one πŸ˜‚ I like food. Like a LOT. But u need it to live so its good to at least enjoy it πŸ˜‚ I really like having “breakfast for supper” ,………. WAIT A MINUTE. Side note: Do you call it supper or Dinner? Idk why I call it supper but yeah, I do πŸ˜‚ A lot of my friends call it dinner and I like to tease them about it but its funny how some ppl call stuff different names! Anywhoooo, I really like breakfast food so some of my favorites suppers are like French toast and sausage, but I also REALLY like pizza and burgers so I love when we have that! Whats UR favorite thing to eat for supper?

2. What is your favorite kind of fruit juice?

Orange Juice. Hands down. IT IS SO GOOD. I always beg my Mom to buy it for me, and then usually all my siblings get to it before me πŸ€¦πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜‚

3. What is your favorite type of music?

Ahhhhh I’m so scrambled up with my genres πŸ˜‚ I like christian, pop and country. Also Christmas music is bomb but only from October-January, otherwise I get sick of it πŸ€ͺ My friend says I like depressing music but I like to listen to sad songs, idk why but they’re nice? Does anyone else do that!??!? ok guess its just me haha πŸ˜‚

4. What is your favorite room in your house? Why?

My bedroom. I get in trouble for being in my room a lot but I like having my own space and peace and quiet. Its nice to just be able to chill and read a book without ppl running around all around you. So yeah, I like the vibes in my room a lot, I have lights strung around my walls and it makes it look super cozy and nice :))

If you could become fluent in one language, what would it be?

Hmmmm, probably something basic like French or Spanish. Or maybe ASL? I took a ASL class for like 2 years but I basically only know the alphabet, numbers up to 20 and a couple random signs πŸ˜‚ Right now I’m learning Latin but it’s sad how you can’t speak Latin necessarily, It’s more for writing books etc.

Three Facts about me:

  • I’ve never watched any Marvel movies but I want to binge watch them all this year πŸ˜‚ I’ve been told how good they are by a lot of ppl and now I’m convinced.
  • I don’t like steak, Ribs or hard tacos. Ik, shocker πŸ˜‚
  • I play softball! I just signed up to be on a team with my sister and Im super excited for the season to start!

My Nominees:

Note: Im going to be lame and only tag 5 ppl bc Literally everyone has been tagged for this post already, My whole reader is full of these posts πŸ˜‚

And if you want to do this tag, feel welcome too!

My questions:

  • How would you spend $500 dollars?
  • How long does it take to get ready?
  • What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
  • What is your favorite kind of cereal?
  • What’s a weird food combination u love?

My Favorite post of mine:

My 2020 Bujo setup *flops on table tiredly*

And that is all for today!! I hope u enjoyed! I’m going to be posting a bujo post soon ( I think later this week) so look out for that!

xx, Jasmin

My 2020 bujo setup *flops on table tiredly*

Hey guys! welcome or welcome back to my blog! I’ve got a new post for u ( be happy please bc this is quite a rare occasion ;)) Ok, but in all seriousness, I need to post more. Thats my goal for 2020 -be consistent with blogging. So expect to see more posts in February because I’m going to type up some drafts so when I don’t have time to type a post, my drafts will be ready to SHINE xD Anyways, I’m going to try, so cross your fingers πŸ˜‰ But ya girl is busy, school is drowning me over hereeeeeeeeee

Anywhooooo…. onto the actual post!

I think this is the last 2020 bujo setup post that anyone will post in 2020 aka I am the LATEST but ahem…. we’ll say its okay πŸ˜‚ also, this has my January setup bc it was very short and sweet so I figured why not throw it in? NOW: Onto the post!!!

Here is my Bujo!! I really like it although it wasn’t exactly what I thought was getting! I bookmarked this page on amazon and told my mom this was what I wanted and she bought them for me so thank you mom, if ur reading this ;)) When I picked them out I didn’t realize that they are grid lined and not dotted pages but I actually still really like them! I got the clear cover one so my first page is the front page and its spiral bound so u can rip out ur mess-ups, as I mess up quite a bit and my previous journals have all been “threadbound”? idk the work but they’ve been bound like books so I really like the spiral bound! For the actual page I went very simple and minimalistic and I really like it!

Ahhhhhh the famous RESOLUTIONs page πŸ˜‰ So for 2020, I decided I was going to have goals, resolutions, and a bucket list. Aren’t those all the same?? u might be wondering. Well, they might be to you but to me this is what the mean:

Resolutions: wide goals ie. get into better habits, grow my blog etc.

Goals: precise goals ie. reach 150 followers on my blog, make a high school softball team etc.

Bucket list: fun goals and things I want to do this year ie. go iceskating, carve a pumpkin etc.

so yeah, this is my resolution page and I tried to keep it simple and I really like how it turned out! Also, I really like the quote bc i’m big on stuff like living ur life, not just existing, and trying to make something out of ur life!

My word of 2020 is achieve. I really want to achieve and accomplish stuff this year so I thought it would be the perfect word and I love it! at the bottom of this page I just put some stuff I’m excited for this year like maybe meeting my pen pal, my mom having a new baby and our church campout!

Here are my goals! The mountain name is crossed of bc of privacy reasons but its a mountain I live by and it takes about 2-3 hours to hike up. Its only 3 miles but its uphill and I really enjoy hiking it bc its very refreshing and pretty πŸ™‚ I recently hiked it with one of my best friends and we got some really cool pictures and had a TON of fun! And the grade is also crossed off for privacy reasons πŸ™‚ back on topic tho, the rest of my goals are pretty straight forward, I want to get a job and start saving money so I can travel when I’m 30, become more responsible in school and just life in general, make a high school softball team and do good things with my blog! What are some of your goals for this year?

Heres my bucket list!! I haven’t filled it all in yet but I’m going to fill it up thru out the year and yeah, I like it! I really like how its divided into seasons, it helps not just having a mash of things I want to do all year round! I really want to go snowboarding or skiing this year, they both sound so fun but I feel like I would fail epically πŸ˜‚ we’ll see if it happens!

Next is my book reading page! Last year I made my reading goal 150 books and it was hard but fun! self promo here πŸ˜‰ -> link to the post about my reading in 2019! So far I’ve read 2 books this year, but I took this picture before I read them πŸ™‚ 50 books is definitely do-able so im excited to be more relaxed with reading this year!

This page is actually by the page in the very top picture but oh welp. Idc and i’m to lazy to move it up there πŸ˜‚ I’ve got the rest of my year at a glance and some important dates where I can put special things that are happening!

Onto January’s layout:

Here is my layout for January! its definitely not my favorite and im not proud of it really but it needed to be done so this is what we got! I still kinda like it and I thought the colors and quote were cute!

Here I have my mood tracker, habit tracker, and sleep tracker squished onto one page! I kept it SUPER simple but I still like it and I think the mood tracker is pretty cute + Ive already had a couple AWESOME days in 2020 so thats super cool! ALSO: my sleep schedule is horrible and im working on it, promise! I can never fall asleep so last night when I couldn’t fall asleep at like 11, I got up and did wall handstands for a while haha, it was entertaining πŸ˜‚

And that is all for this post! hope u enjoyed! Until next post,

xx, Jasmin