My favorite things tag! ft. lots of happy things *smiles*

Hello wonderful human! I hope your day is going as amazing and you are. Please remember you’re loved and valued.

Today, Liberty from over at her blog: The Elegant Cowgirl tagged me for the “My Favorite Things” tag!! I’m so glad she tagged me so thank you so much, Liberty!

The rules:

•Thank and link back to the person’s blog who tagged you! Liberty, thank you so much for tagging me! I had seen this tag floating around and it looked fun so I was hoping I’d get tagged somewhere along the line 😉 So thanks! •Thank and link back to the person’s blog who started the tag! (aka Beth at Beth in Boots if I did my research correctly haha! Thank you for creating this tag, it’s super fun <3) •Write about eight of your favorite things in your post! •Add at least 2 pictures or gifs in your post that is related to your favorite things. •Tag eight people at least! (If you don’t know eight blogs to tag just tag as many as you can) •Put the eight rules in your blog post! •Include the picture above for the beginning of your post! •Have fun!!!

Okay, onto the post! Here are eight of my favorite things, and just for fun, since its summer right now, I’m going to do 8 of my favorites from this summer/recently! Now, let’s go!

  1. Coffee

Coffee. Enough said 😉 But I’ll expand, just for you and because I want to. This summer I became WAY to addicted to coffee, I’ve started drinking coffee once and sometimes even twice a day 😳 This summer we’ve been making cold brew and it’s so good *yummm* What kind of coffee do you like?

2. Sunflowers

Sunflowers. are. so. cool. 🤩 This summer some person that lives by us decided to host a sunflower festival and it was so cool! I ended up going twice with my friends and it was loads of fun! I even got some really cute sunflower socks to wear with my birks and I love them 🙂 What’s your favorite kind of flower?

3. Confirmation

I went through confirmation this summer to be confirmed to my church and it was all around a great experience. I learned a ton, met some new people and had a great time ❤ I had classes for two weeks, get togethers/parties and it was so fun. Definitely one of my favorites!

4. Spontaneous things

This summer, since COVID happened, I figured we wouldn’t be able to do much. But my friend Danielle has her license and we ended up having a great summer. Even though some stuff couldn’t happen. We did spontaneous hikes up a mountain, spontaneous drives, spontaneous buyings of whole tubs of ice cream, and even spontaneous Christmas sleepovers in August! Shameless plug 😝 But anyways, throw the word “spontaneous” in front of any adventure and I’m up for it :)))

5. Snail mail

please excuse my messy editing xD

Snail mail is featured on my blog quite often as it’s a large part of my life. I have 10+ pen-pals and I try my best to write to them consistently. It can be hard but some of the best times are when you go the PO Box and you have a couple letters waiting for you 🤩 It’s the literal best!

6. Going to the lake

My family goes to our local lakes and rivers quite often during the summer and it’s always a blast. Paddle boarding around, tanning in the sun, hanging out with friends, eating “lake” food, and swimming is always so fun ❤ Do you have any fun lakes or rivers by where u live?

7. Ice cream!

Ice-cream is always a good idea. I hope you agree with me xD Unless you’re dairy free, then I understand your reluctance to agree with me 🤪 But I’ve ate a lot of ice cream this summer and I don’t regret it. Also one thing we’ve got a bit this year is lasso bars, and they are SOO GOOD. Go buy some pleaaseeeee 😘

8. The setting sky that lasts almost forever

Where I live, the sun doesn’t set in the summertime until 9 or ten on especially lucky days. I love it usually, because I love being outside playing volleyball or softball at like 8:30 and the sun is just setting, it’s amazing ❤ and the sunsets are always so pretty!


And now, that is all! It’s definitely not all of my favorites, two of the bigger ones I didn’t add are my friends and family, and I’m so so thankful for them ❤ I hope you enjoyed, this was a fun tag 🙂

Now for my nominees!

Amber! She’s so sweet, and her comments are the literal best things ever. She’s super connected with her followers and her blogging friends and her blog posts are also super cool 💛 And she starts her posts with “hey popcorns” which is so cute and makes me happy so go check it out!

-Emma! She’s also the sweetest, every time she leaves a comment on my blog I just start smiling so big because her comments are so cute and happy and GO CHECK OUT HER BLOG because she posts wonderful words that’ll instantly make you happy and her younger sister Eve creates the cutest art ❤

Catherine! You guys have probably heard me rant about Catherine (or Erin) before but honestly the ranting is well deserved. This girl is so sweet and supportive and professional and her blog is amazing! She posts about a wide variety of things and I love to read her posts and the many conversations we’ve had in the comments are the absolute best 💕

-Maryam! Guys, this lovely girl’s blog is the dreamiest thing ever 🤩 She’s so amazing and crazy supportive and she’s an actual model, she’s so pretty! Her blog is AH MAZING. She’s going places and i’m so grateful to have been able to get to “know” her!

Eden! The sweetest bean ❤ Her blog is amazing and so is her support. Her comments also make me smile so big and I feel like “wow somebody actually read my blog aww they’re the best” I don’t know how to explain it fully but she’s so sweet 💛

-Esther! Ok guys, Esther here is the real original ❤ She’s been with me almost since I first started my blog and her support is one of the things thats keep me going! She’s so sweet and I love chatting with her in the comments and catching up on each others lives!

-last but not least, YOU!!!!! I want you to do this tag, pretty pretty please <333333 Make sure to tag me if you do it so I can make sure to read it, I would be overjoyed!

anywaysss, gotta get some chores done since it is Saturday 😉

I hope you enjoyed! I really loved doing this tag, it was so fun! Chat with me in the comments, I’d love to talk!

xx, Jasmin

How to have a Christmas sleepover in August. Because why not? *shrugs*

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

Today I’m back with a random post that I hope you’ll love. Last week, my friend and I were cleaning our house and singing karaoke and talking about holidays. Our favorite holiday (Christmas!!!!) came up (obviously ;)) and we were all like “It’s so sad that Christmas isn’t for another like 6 months! Yeah, I wish it was Christmas right now. Wait. What if we had a Christmas sleepover tonight?!? But.. it’s like the middle of summer? Who cares?!” and that was how it went down y’all. And the idea was born. We could go shopping, get supplies, watch a Christmas movie, listen to some Christmas songs, build a “gingerbread” house, and of course, string Christmas lights around the room.

So with all that being said, here are the SIX easy steps to having your very own Christmas sleepover in the middle of August!!

Step one:

Dress festive. Our first idea was to dress like it was winter but we decided that might make us look a bit too weird. So we opted for the more simple, refined look. Christmas themed fuzzy socks. Because fuzzy socks are the best and them being christmassy is just a bonus 😉

Step two:

Get snacks. Preferably Christmas themed ones but alas, since it is August, your local store might not be supplying Christmas snacks unless they are super awesome. We did actually find peppermint sticks so that was cool 🙂 If you’re planning on building a gingerbread house you will need to find some candy and supplies to decorate that! Warm foods and drinks that remind you of winter are also really swell!

Step three:

Create the atmosphere. String some lights up, bring in the fuzzy blankets and pillows. Get comfortable. If you want to be really extra you could even get all the Christmas decor. It’d be great ❤ Our area was pretty cute anyways 🙂

Step 4:

Get yo self some tunes. Preferably Christmas ones so they go with the theme 🙂

Step five:

Pick a holiday themed movie. In this instance we chose to watch Mandie and The Forgotten Christmas and it was pretty good. I fell asleep during it though because I was extremely tired so I need to rewatch it sometime 😉

Step 6:

Build your self a beautiful gingerbread mansion home. And then eat it for breakfast the next morning xD Also if you have some struggles with them architecture and building, believe me, we’ve all been there. It’s rough 🙂 But our “gingerbread house” turned out pretty good and it sure tasted good, until we made ourselves sick anyways 😉


And there you have it! 6 easy steps to having your very own Christmas sleepover in the middle of August.

I hope you enjoyed! Would you have a spontaneous Christmas sleepover in august? What is your favorite thing to do with your friends? What is your favorite holiday? Chat with me in the comments, I’d love to talk!

xx, Jasmin