2020 room tour. *dances into my room*

Hey y’all. How’s life? I’m doing good 🙂

Today I cleaned my room so I figured I could do a room tour! We moved into our current house about 2 years ago I think and I got my own room for the first time! I really like having my own space and I really like the cozy vibes of my room. I spend a lot of time in my room, but I like the space. I’m thinking about redoing my room next year but my parents said I have to pay for it so I need to get a job and start saving xD

any who, let’s get onto the actual post!

*please forgive me for the not-so-great lighting, these winter days are quite dreary and gray so I don’t have a lot of natural light, but SPRING IS ALMOST HERE!!! Ok, fine, not exactly but its decently close!

Okay, we’ll start with my favorite part of my room: MY BED <<333333 I spend a lot of time in bed, I like to do school in bed, and read in bed, and journal on my bed, and yeah I like my bed 😀 I got the throw blanket on the end for Christmas from my mom and dad and I LOVE it. It’s so soft and I love the geometric design on it! I also really like the goodnight gorgeous pillow, it says good morning gorgeous on one side and the other side says good night gorgeous so thats cool!

This is my chair. I don’t know how to elaborate on that 😂 To the left of my chair is the door where you enter my room, I forgot to take a picture from that view so WHOOPS. Under my chair is a horse blanket that I’ve had since I was like 8 and until Christmas of 2019, I still slept with it. Then my parents got me the new blanket shown in the picture above and so I folded the horse one up and stuck it there. I don’t quite know what I’m going to do with it yet, I’m not ready to get rid of it xD

I also have my guitar (which I still need to learn to play) and then a little storage container thing where I keep my purse!

My aunt is an amazing painter and when we moved into our new house she sent this AMAZING picture to my sister and I! My aunt ( you can view her Etsy shop here.) paints abstract paintings ( I used to call them nonsense paintings bc they didn’t make sense xD) so painting horses was harder for her but I think it’s great!! I really love the colors and the horses were made to look like our horses so thats cool!

To the right of my chair I have my nightstand which is actually just an old crate tipped upside down xD On it I have my lamp, a house phone, a ring holder and some little bird figurines. I also have my Bible, a book where I write my favorite quotes, and my bullet journal.

Another picture of my nightstand, from above this time 😉

My bed <333333 again bc why not xD. I have a down comforter ( I’m pretty sure anyways ;)) and it is sooo nice.

Above my bed, I have a dream catcher my mom and I made! I think the dream catcher is so cute and it was actually really easy to make! It was kind of speedy tho, The ribbons and lace that hang from it were not cheap. Next to the dreamcatcher, I have a shelf with an air plant, fairy lights, a dish thats shaped like a leaf and then a quote book and a Bible. Continiueing on, next to my shelf, I have a light up sign that says Hello. And that is all for those two sides of my room! Next to my bed I have a window but I did not get a picture of that so welp.

Across the room from my bed I have a woven basket type thing were I keep extra pillows and blankets. I also have my stuffed animals sat on top of it and then there is a full length mirror behind it. The full length mirror is definitely one of my favorite things in my room, it’s the best for seeing an outfit, and looking at my pimples, and all the normal things u use mirrors for xD

Next, there is a door into my walk in closet, probably the favorite thing in my room! My dad made me some built in bookshelves and so I have all my books stored there, as you can probably tell, I like reading 😉

Continuing on into my closet: I have my clothes, some are hung up and some are in drawers and then I have other things tucked away mostly in boxes and such!

On the right side of my closet I have a rod to hang clothes and a while ago I tried to color coordinate my hanging clothes but as you can see, that idea has gone mainly down the drain. I’m doing good if I even hang the clothes up now ;))))

On the left side of my closet, I recently painted the wall with chalk board paint and now I can write on it with chalk! It’s really cool but it also sucks because the chalk leaves a lot of dust and then my closet needs vacuumed like 24/7 🤦🏼‍♀️

But I just wrote ” you look great” bc I need to work on self confidence more 🙂

And, on the last wall of my room, I have a desk. I keep all my journaling and letter writing supplies in the drawers and I also have a candle drawer, makeup drawer, and tea drawer. Cool stuff tho. On top of the desk I have a bunch of succulents that I got from the company mountain crest garden, go check them out, they’re awesome! On one side of my mirror I have a bunch of polaroids and on the other side is a dry erase board that I write quotes on!

A better picture of the succulents and also, MY NEWEST POETRY BOOK!!!! Its called ” all along you were blooming” and its a collection of poetry by Morgan Harper Nichols and the whole book is so so SO gorgeous. I might do a blog post about it once I get around to reading some of the poetry xD

Ft. my closet door and the majority of the wall!! I have Christmas lights hung around my room and I absolutely love them! My actual light bulb has a yellow thing around it so the light is yellow and I don’t like the yellow light so I usually just use the natural light and my Christmas lights 😀

And last but not least, I have my earring and necklace holders! I’m getting quite the collection of necklaces and earrings and I’m quite happy about that 😊

And that is all for today! Hope you enjoyed! How is ur week going? Do you have ur own bedroom or do u share? What’s ur favorite color?

Thank you tons for reading this post and I hope you have a wonderful week 💕

xx, Jasmin

The real reason for Christmas

Hey dudes! CHRISTMAS IS IN LESS THAN TWO DAYS. I can not believe it!!!

Today my post is about the REAL REASON for CHRISTmas. Everyone (including myself) gets really caught up in the holiday bustle and cheer and giving and recieving gifts and many people don’t really remember why we celebrate Christmas.

We celebrate Christmas because God sent His one and only son, Jesus, to be our savior. God sent Jesus to save us from our sins because He loves us. Imagine giving up your so for everyone in the world. Jesus didn’t want to be hung on the cross but he did just for us. So we could be saved. Anyways 😉 I’m getting a little of topic.

God sent His one and only son Jesus to be our savior. Joseph and Mary were ‘espoused’ when they found out the virgin Mary was great with child.

Luke 1:30-35:

30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.
31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.
32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:
33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.
34 Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?
35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.

Meanwhile, A decree from Caesar Augustus went out that the whole world should be taxed. So since Joseph came from the house and lineage of David, Him and Mary went to the city of David. It was a journey to David and they had to go slower because Mary was pregnant and so with time it became time for Mary to give birth.

Luke 2:1-6

1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.
2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)
5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.

Mary and Joseph were in Bethlehem and they stopped for the night, as Mary was about to have Jesus and They went from inn to inn looking for room. But alas, all the inns were full and there was no where to stay. So Joseph and Mary went into a stable and there Mary birthed the Savior. They named him Jesus.

Luke 2:7:

7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

And God sent angels to the Shepards that were out in the fields tending their sheep to tell of the saviors birth and he put a star in the sky to lead the wise men to Jesus.

Luke 2:8-20

8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
15 And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.16 And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.
17 And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.
18 And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.
19 But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.
20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them
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And the wonderful story continues in the Bible but that’s all for my post today :)) Hope u enjoyed and have a wonderful Christmas! Don’t forget why we celebrate it though 🙂

Xx, Jasmin

Making a gingerbread house *yummmmmm*

Hey dudes/dudettes! Last night my friends came over and we did our secret Santa gift exchange and we made gingerbread houses! Instead of gingerbread we used graham crackers because then we didn’t have to bake them and it’s just overall easier 😁 So my sister and I had two friends over and we decided to have a gingerbread house contest! We split up into teams of one friend/one sister, made some rules (you can’t use the internet to come up with ideas, no leaving the kitchen, no peeking at the other team etc.) and we gave ourselves around 3 hours. Yᴇs ᴛʜᴀᴛ ɪs ᴀɴ VERY ʟᴏɴɢ ᴛɪᴍe ʙᴜᴛ ᴡᴇ ɴᴇᴇᴅᴇᴅ ᴀ ʟᴏᴛ ᴏғ ᴛɪᴍᴇ ᴛᴏ ᴄʀᴇᴀᴛᴇ ᴏᴜʀ ᴍᴀsᴛᴇʀᴘɪᴇᴄᴇs sᴏ ɪᴛ’s ᴏᴋᴀʏ. Anywhoooo we set up our counter and whipped up some icing/edible glue to create our buildings with!

We had lots of candy and a good amount of it got used up! We kinda ate just as much as we put on our houses but it’s okay 😂

We used a random recipe for the glue/icing and it was cream of tarter, egg whites and powdered sugar. It was really nice glue and it really stuck/ is sticking everything together!

We went for the slanted roof look and it was an actual struggle but we did it by stuffing paper towels into the building to support the roof! Also we cut the graham crackers with some knives and that was hard but we managed 😀

This was my sister/friend’s teams creation! It’s actually really cool and super creative! My favorite things about it are the little tower thing on top, that’s supported by Charleston chews (idk what it’s called 😂) and I like the little Christmas tree they made in front! It’s cute and cozy and Christmas-y!

Here is mine and my friends!! Taaaa daaaa! I’m quite proud of ourselves, I feel like a proud parent 😂 my favorite part about it is probably the ocean with the little dudes surfing in their tubes (otherwise known as peach rings) and I also really like the roof and the door! We could have added more candy but we ran out of icing/glue and our feet were tired (ik, ik, we’re getting old welp) but overall I really like it!

We also decorated the back but we didn’t spend much time on it! I LOVE the m&ms on the roofline, they give a Christmas light look and it’s great!! Also both the houses tasted amazing 😂

So that is all for this post! Hope u enjoyed! I can not believe 2020 is in like 10 days and Christmas is in 4!!! I’m so excited!

Comment which building is ur favourite! Have you ever made a gingerbread/ graham cracker house? What’s ur favourite candy?

Xx, Jasmin 💕

Random Christmas tag *sips hot chocolate*

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Hey dudes! So recently I was tagged by the lovely Lilly ( go check out her blog, its pretty cool :)) to do this tag! Side note: I have been struggling with knowing what to post so when I seen Lilly had tagged me for this I was super excited! Okay, so on with the tag:

The Rules:

– Post the picture above at the beginning of your post or post some other random Christmas picture.
– Copy and paste the rules.
– Answer all the five questions.
– Tag at least five people.
– Thank the person who tagged you.
– Have fun and have a very Merry Christmas!

OKAYYYYYY: Onto the questions!

Question 1. What is your favorite B&W Christmas movie?

Ummm hmmm ok this is slightly embarrassing for me *covers face* ɪ’ᴠᴇ ɴᴇᴠᴇʀ ᴀᴄᴛᴜᴀʟʟʏ ᴡᴀᴛᴄʜᴇᴅ ᴀ ʙ&ᴡ ᴄʜʀɪsᴛᴍᴀs ᴍᴏᴠɪᴇ, ᴅᴏɴ’ᴛ ʜᴀᴛᴇ ᴍᴇ. Pʟᴇᴀsᴇ. I don’t watch a lot of movies like maybe one or two a month? And usually their color movies? To make up for my super lame answer my favorite “colored” Christmas movie is ‘how the grinch stole Christmas’ and elf is a close second!

Question 2. What is your favorite Hallmark Christmas movie?

Hmmmmmm…. probably ‘Christmas under wraps’.I remember watching it with my gramma and it’s pretty good. I love hallmark Christmas movies (except for the part that they’re literally the most predictable movies EVER) but they’re interesting, clean and Christmas-y!

Question 3. What is your favorite hot drink during Christmas time?

Definitely hot chocolate. I LOVE (and I mean LOVE) hot drinks! Hot cocoa, hot cider, coffee, they’re all so good! Hot cocoa/ chocolate is just so festive and delicious and yeah, I really like it ;)) I’ve been trying to drink more tea but I’m just not a big fan 😦 Any recommendations for teas to try?

Question 4. What is your favorite Christmas song?

It changes every year but as of right now it is probably ‘it’s Christmas time again’ by the Backstreet Boys! I found it this winter and I really like it! But I also really like God rest Ye merry gentlemen, what child is this, and carol of the bells!

Question 5. What is your favorite Christmas tradition?

All our Christmas Day traditions. We don’t get cereal in our house often and if we get it it’s the healthy kind that’s not that good so for Christmas morning we get to pick any type of cereal to get and usually it’s fruit loops xD it’s so good! After breakfast, we open presents and Then we go to church and when we get home we have a Christmas wi Th my moms family and we get pizza usually. It’s so fun! Ahhhh I just love Christmas so so SO much!

I tag:

Maggie

Bethany

Cassidy

Beth

Lizzy

-and anyone else who wants to do this tag!

What is the best black and white Christmas movie? Maybe I’ll watch it!! I can NOT believe Christmas is in 8 days?!? and 2019 is almost over? It’s so crazy!! that is all for today! hope u enjoyed and I’ll try and post soon!

xx, Jasmin

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