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 🤞🏼
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! 💓🌸
Hello my lovelies! Today I’m back with another review, and believe me, this is a good one! If you’re anything like me and have a huge obsession with anything pen-pal-y, snail mail-ish or stationary things, then you’ll love this. The sweetest girl, Karen Kim, over at her Etsy shop: HanjiKraft, sent me some of her beautiful products and I could talk about them forever. and ever and ever. First of all, let’s get this straight: I have only good things to say.
Karen was the sweetest to work with, super fast with shipping and replying, very good at communicating and really generous and kind. I recommend her shop so much, and all the products are wonderful quality.
Now, instead of listening to me rant about how much I love the stuff, I’ll show you it.
Warning: It’s pretty awesome and you’re going to want to go buy it so be ready with your money 😉
First off: WOULD YOU LOOK AT THAT PACKAGING?! *Heart eyes for years* It’s so gorgeous and perfect and I wish I could package stuff this perfectly!
Karen sent me this adorable little keychain that so reminds me of myself and it says “hahahahahahahhahahahanope.” It’s absolutely adorable and so super handy for clipping onto your purse or backpack!
When you open the larger package, this is what you pull out. *Internal happy squeals* It’s so so so so beautiful; it just makes my inner pen-pal-er so happy 🤩
And guys. Get this: the whole time I was opening this I was just like “wow okay. ahhhh it is so pretty!!!!! AHHH!!! SO PRETTY! Like howwww… awwwww! I can’t even”
So in the above picture shows an adorable notebook and the hello friend thing is actually like this envelope and it unfolds and inside it has MORE STUFF 🥰
When you unfold the envelope thing, inside it had some lovely plant stickers and an adorable little envelope full of what is labeled as “bits and pieces” and girllll it’s almost the best part of the package!
Inside the “bit’s and pieces” envelope, there’s lots of stickers, cut-outs, mini envelopes, and stamps <333 Lot’s and lots of little epic things 🙂 I was grinning so big while opening this ❤
Last but not least, we have some paper ephemera!! I received some old book pages, some cute tissue paper, and more 🤩
And that’s it for this review! Please please go check out Karen’sshop, it’s so adorable and the prices are so good for all that you get! If you struggle sometimes with decorating envelopes or making your snail mail cute, then this is definitely a shop to check out!
Thank you once again to Karen for sending me something from her shop, she’s an angel!
I hope you enjoyed! What is your favorite part of this post? Do you snail mail/pen pal? How’s your day going? I hope it is going great 🙂 And talk to me in the comments, I’d love to chat!
Hello beautiful people! How are you? I’m doing good 🙂 My weather went downhill since my last post but life still isn’t bad.
This is random but I just want to put it out there: I really REALLY want to buy a leopard print bucket hat. And I’m struggling because I know I probably will never wear it but I want to buy it and be brave enough to wear it and I’m strugglinggggg. Also I haven’t went the store for a while so I need to do that if I want to buy it. Ok, I’m done my mini rant now! 😂
As you can probably tell from that handy photo thing above that I just whipped up, I’m doing the second part of answering questions from back when I got 100 followers! It’s been a while and I’m extremely honored to say that I hit 200 followers last month! My dudes, ladies, pretty people, whatever you wish to be called, thank you all so much!!! I’m honestly so amazed at the support you guys have given me, y’all are the BEST. Sorry about the mushy stuff but I wanted to say it. so thank you. from the bottom of my heart. 💕
Dogs. They’re so fluffy and like woman best friends and cats (ummm idkk) they just give me some vibes and I don’t like them. I feel like they would take over the world if they could? Anyone get that vibe from them?Please say I’m not the only one xD.
3. What’s your favorite pet name?
Hmm I’m not sure. Our cats are having kittens right now though and I’m trying to convince my sister to give them all old English posh names but she doesn’t like the idea. Imagine a cute fluffy little kitty named Edward?! It would be the cutest thing imo 😉
4. Favorite color?
Blue. all shades and kinds of blue. Yellow is a close runner up though
5. Favorite song?
Can’t choose xD Recently I’ve been missing church and I’ve been listening to hymns and realizing how much I love them. One of my favorites is “How deep the Father’s love for us”, it’s a good one ❤️
6. Least favorite movie?
HOLD ON. I KNOW ONE. LET ME FIND IT. Okay it’s “Two Bits and Pepper”. I don’t know why but when I watched this movie a couple years ago I just hated it. It seemed plot-less and scary and yeah: I didn’t like it.
7. Favorite movie?
All of the Narnia movies. But my favorite is the one with Prince Caspian. And it’s not just because he’s cute. I like the movie xD
8. Favorite boy/girl names?
I really like the boy name Micah, and the girl names Emma and Madeline. In my opinion it’s so much harder to come up with boy names, am I right?!
9. Favorite scent?
Wet clean clothes. How the clothes smell when you’re switching them from the washer to the dryer-it’s the absolute best thing ever.
10. Favorite flavor?
Idkkk. It depends on the thing, I really like barbecue chips but I don’t like barbecue sauce. I don’t know.
11. Who’s your favorite celebrity?
I really like Sadie Robertson. I feel like she’s a good role model and I really like some of her speeches etc. that she’s given.
12. If you had to lose one of your five senses: touch, sight, hearing, smell,and taste, which one would you lose?
Maybe touch. I DON’T KNOW. Probably not touch. But maybe touch? I can’t choose. this is such a hard question!
13. If you had to turn into an animal, which one would it be?
A bird, I love how they can swoop and fly so gracefully. There’s also those clumsy birds that fly into windows. that would be yours truly. I would be a clumsy bird xD
YUM chocolate ❤ I like milk chocolate because dark is too bitter but i also enjoy white 🙂 I’m just a fan of chocolate 😉
–Who are three of your favorite YouTubers?
Okay so I don’t watch youtube much but when I do I enjoy watching Elina Osborne’s videos on her hiking the PCT, Emma Marie, and Haley Pham ( did you hear she got engaged?!!?!!? SO CUTE)
What was the first blog you discovered? Well originally my friend Liberty had a blog so probably hers first, and then my first wordpress one I remember was Bayance. I remember being in awe of these two because their blogs were Ah. Mazing.
Music you’re currently listening to?
A lot of hymns, some country, some pop, some alternative, some Christian, you know-all the good stuff 😉
And that’s all for today! I’m hoping to do one more of these to finish up the rest if the questions, you guys asked a lot (THANK YOU!!!!) and I hope you enjoyed! I’m thinking for my 300 follower milestone I may do a giveaway? What to you think? Let me know? Also happy Memorial Day!
What’s your favorite kind of chocolate? Do you have a movie that you hate? What color shirt are you wearing right now? I hope you enjoyed, thank you so much for reading! Talk to me in the comments, I love to chat! ❤
Hey guys! Last week I did a post about some of my favorite books I read in 2019 and there were so many I had to do a second post 😉 Here is a link to the first post! So, with further ado, lets get onto the post!
My reading matured over the year and I found our library’s YA (young-adult) section so I started reading books from there! I’ve got a lot of great ( and not so great) books from that section so I’m vv happy I found it 🙂
This book is about a girl who finds out her s-curve in her back has gotten worse and she now has to wear a back brace for her Scoliosis, RIGHT as a new school year starts. ughhhh that would be horrible 😦 My friend has scoliosis but its not bad at all, her back is just a little curved. Do you know of anyone who has scoliosis?
Y’all. I really liked this book. It was a WWII fiction book, which if u couldn’t tell by now are my favoritist xD. Its about a Jewish/French boy named Gustave who’s family moves from Paris to the countryside to avoid the nazis. Paris is eventually overcome and occupied but the small town where Gustave and his family moved is in the un-occupied zone still, although their still not 100% safe in the country. Gustave meets Nicole, a young girl who is helping with the French resistance and along with her, Gustave connives a plan to smuggle his cousin and cousins family through occupied France and into America, where they can live without fear of being caught. Its a good book and keeps u on the edge of ur seat!
Dinah Harris Mysteries:
My mom randomly bought me this series and I am very grateful, bc I ended up LOVING this series! The books are a little graphic but their really good books and the main character becomes a christian and struggles with addiction but with God’s help she overcomes the addiction! I’d highly recommend but they’re a bit graphic so be cautious about that 🙂
The Last Time We Say Goodbye:
This.is.a.sad.book. ugh. This books follows Lex and she try to return to normal after her brother Tyler commits suicide but Lex is haunted by remembering one text that Tyler sent that could have changed everything. Suicide is a terrible things and it happens way tooooo much 😦 Here’s the National Suicide presentation Hotline, if you or anyone else is thinking of harming themselves: 1-800-273-8255. Remember, people love you so so much and suicide is never the answer.
What the Night Sings:
This book is yet ANOTHER fiction book about WWII and its ANOTHER good one! It tells the story of Gerta, a musician who lives thru the horrors of WWII and tells the story of how she came to the concentration camp and how she leaves, it inspiring and good :)]
Queen of Hearts:Coming of Age in a Hospital Bed
this was a super good book about a girl who has tuberculosis during ( can u guess?!?!?!) WWII! surprise! xD its a good book tho, highly reccomend!
The Chaos of Standing Still:
This book is about a girl who gets stuck in an airport terminal due to snow on New Years eve. She is almost OCD, with how crazy organized her phone is but she has one unopened text. And that text is from almost a year ago. When Ryn bumps into a boy and they both drop their phones, the story starts. Accidentky they both pick up each others phones bc they have the same phone case and then they separate on their own paths in the busy airport. When Ryn opens her phone and realizes the unopened text is gone, the phone is unorganized and no longer how she had it she is confused but a phone call from the mystery book clears things up when he explains they switched phones on accident. Annnnddddd I’ll let u read the book to hear the rest of the story xD
The War Outside:
Two unlikely girls meet in unlikely circumstances. and then more unlikely things happen. its sad. its good. its also based post-WWII so duhhhhh obvi I liked it 😝
Rose Under Fire:
This is by the same person who wrote Code Name Verity so I was excited to read it! and it didn’t disappoint 🙂
This book is about a girl named Wren who was getting in trouble a lot so her parents sent her to the desert where she went to this camp where she learned to live off the land. I really liked this book and it was really cool bc the camp she was sent to is an actual thing, so I thought that was cool. I’d recommend tho 🙂
Waiting for Fitz:
This book is about a girl who has OCD and a boy who has Schizophrenia and they meet in the hospital.It was interesting to read and learn more about OCD and schizophrenia.
Not if I Save You First:
This book is interesting. Its about a presidents son and a secret service mans daughter. interesting. u should read it xD
If u haven’t noticed my reviews are getting shorter and shorter bc I’m getting tired haha
The Hate U Give:
This book pulled me in from the very first page but it does have a LOT of violence and language. But its a super good book about an important thing and its really eye opening. I throughly enjoyed it!
AND THAT IS ALL FOR TODAY!!!! I hope u enjoyed, have u read any of these books? what was ur reading goal for 2019? Whats ur goal for 2020? Mines 50 books, and I’m pretty sure I’ll hit it bc its only a hill compared to last years mountain XD