Utah roadtrip 2021 | Photo journal

Hey lovelies! How are y’all?? I’m grand 🙂 Um so I haven’t posted in foreverrrr but I have exciting news, I went on a road trip to Utah! I’ve always thought Utah looked like a really cool place and so while looking for a destination for a family road trip, I suggested Utah and my parents agreed! I also knocked a couple other states of my list of states I wanted to visit so that was thrilling 🙂

We went to Idaho, Utah, Nevada and even Arizona! AZ was wonderful, I was there for about 2 whole minutes while I took a picture with the state sign and then we turned around and drove over the state line haha! But I got to cross it off my list and now I can say I’ve been there 🤩 Anyways, I might add a little bit of commentary along with these pictures but I’ve got two batches of clothes to fold so I just wanted to hop on and do a little photo journal of my trip!

**All photos taken on my iPhone 11 and edited with free vsco filters or Lightroom presets 🙂

ALSO: saddest thing ever for my little photographer heart. I dropped my phone in Utah right as we were getting into Idaho and my phone camera broke 😭 Now all my photos in direct sunlight with the back camera have a huge glare. Quite sad. Hopefully I can get it fixed soon and its not too expensive 🤞🏼

The arches! This was such a cool park to see 🤩

all these pictures above were taken in Idaho except for the cartwheel one, that one was from the bonneville salt flats 🙂 Btw, highly recommend the salt flats if you like taking pictures, it was SO pretty!

of course I had to get coffee in Utah haha 😉 Not a ton of coffee shops though which was quite sad but I tried swig which was pretty good!

Anyways, that’s all for this post! I’ve got a super fun collab coming up, ft. some really cool socks I’m excited to show you guys 🤭 Also, i’m now addicted to funky socks, they’re the best haha!

what was your favorite picture? What is your favorite state? How many states have you been to? Ever went on a road trip? Comment down below, id love to chat! 💓🌸

xx, Jasmin

Moments: parts 2 and 3 *sips iced coffee*

Hey hey lovelies! How are you? I’m back! First off, I’m sorry I kinda just dropped off the face of the earth for a bit there, I got my license and a lot more which I’ll go into more detail on in this post but my life got real busy and I just didn’t have time to type a post. Blogging is something I really love but I didn’t want to force myself to write so just kinda was waiting for a little break so I could get a post up on my own time ya know?

So this is my life update from February and March! My life has been great, I’m living the dream and enjoying it a lot 🤩 Still have had my ups and downs but that’s life. Some big things that happened:

  • I got my license!!!! and turned a year older ahhh good job meee 😂
  • I bought a car! I have car payments which is INSANELY stressful and I don’t recommend but I’ve payed off 60% of my dear ‘Brenda’ so thats thrilling. Would y’all like an introduction post where I show u my car and give you a little tour of her? And yes, I’m one of those weirdos who named her car and refers to it as a person basically. It’s fine though, im cool. promise. 😉
  • I played a season of slow pitch softball for our local high school! It was crazy and many new experiences but I did enjoy it. I did so many big girl things like drove myself to my first few games, got on the bus which i’ve never done before because i’m homeschooled, and just overall stepped out of my comfort zone.
  • I’ve stepped out of my comfort zone a lot these past few months so proud of myself for that. Kinda like the last highlight but I’ve went to dr. appointments by myself, made appointments, and one day I even drove into the sketchy city to go get my oil changed. Oh my, that was an experience. Since we bought my car at a dealership I had free servicing there and I needed my oil changed so I made an appointment there for 7:50 in the morning. Got up, dragged my sister with me because I didn’t wanna go alone and drove an hour to get there. Then I’m a dumb little teenager and didn’t know what to do when I got to the car dealership so I felt a little stupid but I fumbled my way through it with my sweet sister by my side and eventually left the dealership around 10 after getting my oil changed and acquiring some new license plates. Ah I’m so grown *pats myself on the back*
  • Lovely lovely news, I fell on my butt and fractured my tailbone. This wasn’t my first rodeo, I’m so clumsy and I’ve fallen and hurt my tailbone before but this time I actually got an x-ray and yeah, fractured tailbone it is. It doesn’t hurt much except when I sit at hard benches for long amounts of time.
  • Did some jobs for friends and family and got some money to pay off Brenda! I construction cleaned 12 4-plexes with some friends and oof, that took a while. It was enjoyable kind of though and I made money 🤪
  • I bought a phone! I got an iPhone 11 so please be amazed with the quality, I sure am. I love it very much and yeah, it’s pretty awesome.
  • School’s crusin on. We start summer break on May 6th and I couldn’t be more excited! Last week we had a protocol event which is basically like a dance and we did a semi formal barn dance type event and it was so fun! I’m so bad at dancing but luckily everyone else was in the same boat as me so we all learned how to English line/folk dance and I enjoyed it! I also had a Lincoln Douglas debate for the first time ever which I struggled through and didn’t quite enjoy but its now over!!
  • Hung out with my neighbors a lot still, their pretty cool 👌🏼 The other day my brother accidentally cut his leg with a hatchet while hiking up in the woods so my parents brought him into the ER to get it stitched and my neighbors came over and we had a midnight photo shoot with pit viper sunglasses, balloons, little ceaser pizza boxes and dart guns. The photos are beautiful as u can probably imagine 😂

I think that probably wraps up most of my big things I did, so now enjoy some pictures! With that crisp new iPhone vibe 🤩

these pictures all make me so happy 🤩

Anyways, that’s all for this post! I hope you enjoyed and how are you?! I’ve missed you all, update me on how you’ve been pleaseeee!!

How was your February? and march and April ;)) Favorite song atm? What kind of phone do you have? iPhone or android? Biggest thing you’re looking forward to this year?

xx, Jasmin

To Make Him Known Co. review *curls up in my fuzzy sweater*

Hello friends! How are you doing today? I hope you’re doing wonderfully 🙂

Today I’m back with a really exciting post, a review of ToMakeHimKnownCo.!!

Here on my blog, typically I tend to lean more towards pen-pal or journaling as that’s more my niche (as you can probably tell from the name of my blog) but I really love fashion so I’ve been wanting to dabble in more posts about it! I reached out to the lovely team at ToMakeHimKnownCo and they kindly agreed to send me a product to try and review! They sent me the ‘Make Heaven Crowded‘ crewneck which is one of my FAVORITE things in their shop, #1 because I love the quote, like it’s one of my favorites ever. And #2, because crewnecks are super comfortable which I’m all about and it’s brown which is also really cool because brown is definitely not as popular of a color for clothes I feel like. A good 50% of my hoodies and crewnecks are gray which seems to wash me out and make me look paler *or so my mother says*. Idk 🤷🏼‍♀️

Anyways let’s look at some pictures and then I’ll tell you some thoughts on it!

*Shout out to my sister for being willing to “model” the crewneck for me , isn’t she just the sweetest? Also all photos were edited with Lightroom and taken by me!

I think cuffing or rolling the sleeves looks super cute!

Adding a cute pair of jeans, some boots and chunky socks is one of my favorite looks!

Do you know how hard it is to get the crewneck position just right so the wording looks good?!

I’m quite proud of my pictures for this post 🙈

Especially this one, I love this picture!

And this one! We took pictures back at the pond behind our house and I really like how they turned out 🙂


Overall, I give this lovely sweater a 10/10. I found no cons with it! Typically with sweaters that have words or designs on them when you wash them it can peel or crack the words but even after washing this sweater I didn’t see anything that would leave me to believe that would happen! It’s such a warm, fuzzy crewneck and I absolutely love the design. Check it out right now, here! The price is also really affordable and good for a crewneck, I definitely would buy this again without a second thought! It’s a great addition to my closet 🥰

A huge thanks to the team at ToMakeHimKnownCo. for collaborating with me, I really enjoyed working with y’all!

What picture from this post was your favorite? How’s your day going? What’s you favorite color right now?

Thank you so much for reading, and have a lovely day!

x, Jasmin

What I got for Christmas! *hugs my friends*

Hello friends! How are you? I hope you’re doing wonderful!

Today I’m back with the last of my seasonal posts for the 2020 Christmas season because we just had our last gift exchange last week! It was with two of my good friends, who for privacy reasons, we’re gonna call the S+S. My sister and I met S+S while playing softball a couple years ago and have been really good friends ever since! For our Christmas gift exchange, we decided to switch it up and do a white elephant type gift exchange, which I really enjoyed. I figured I’d hop on and do a haul today because I always love reading others hauls! Just as a disclaimer, I am in no way, shape, or form trying to brag about what I got, I just enjoy reading these kinds of posts and thought it would be fun to post! Now, let’s get onto it 🙂

Photos edited with Lightroom, as usual 🙂

Ahh I love everything in this picture!!

We each bought 3 gifts, staying in or around a $15-$20 price range, so we each got 3 gifts. We also got a pair of dice of and took turns rolling them. Whoever rolled highest got to pick a gift first, and we did 3 rounds of that! I thought it worked really well!

For this gift, I received this superrr cute yellow mug! Yellow is such a happy color in my opinion and just generally reminds me of light and sunshine so this will be a really nice cup to drink my coffee put of in the morning when I’m feeling a bit moody. Hopefully it will cheer me up 😉 I also got a pack of gum and a thing of tic tacs which was great because duh, who doesn’t want tic tacs and gum?? Also has anyone ever noticed how cute the inside flap of the gum wrapper is? This one says something about 18 sticks of gum=18 opportunities to make new friends or something and I think its so adorable.

yummmm

Next, I got this cute little spiky room decor thing! I don’t know quite how to describe it but I think it’s really cute and it’s now sitting on my shelf in my room! I also got a bag of this chocolate which is some of the best chocolate in the world imo, especially when it has caramel in it! Safe to say I really really enjoyed this gift 🙂

For my final gift, I got some markers, which are always handy and these super cute stickers! I really love the camper stickers, and the colors are the cutest. I adore the little yellow jeep 🥰 And I got some Washi tape!!! I love Washi tape, its so fun and easy to just overall amazing for pen paling or bullet journaling (which, btw I want to start bujo-ing more, I’m hoping to get a February setup done sometime 🤞🏼) But anyways, I love the Washi tape, or actually I love the whole gift!


And that wraps up this gift exchange! Ooo that would almost be a good pun, get it? Like “wrap” like gift wrap? Ooo ahhh. yeahhh. Points at brain bc “big brain time.” (about that last few sentences. I can’t wait to look back at it in a couple….minutes and realize how cringe it sounds. I apologize. But hey, you only live once so go ahead and point out the bad puns.

Okay now that I just rambled for 3 minutes in that last paragraph, I wanted to say a big thank you to the lovely person you are for reading this post, I appreciate it so much!

Do you like secret Santa or white elephant gift exchanges better? What did you get for Christmas? What present would’ve you chose given the choice?

xx, Jasmin