One Year Blogiversary

Hey darlings, today is my one year blogiversary! Wow, just….wow! 

I can’t believe that on this day in 2016, 16-year-old me decided to dive into the world of bloggers. *sighs* Such a small fish in a big ocean. 🙂

Thank you SO much to all of you lovely people who follow my blog (even though I have been very sporadic with my posts)! I will now send you all a virtual hug:

Since I don’t really know what else to put on this post, I will just give you all a “Currently” list so you can see what I’ve been up to.

Currently I’m:

Feeling: Happy (cause of my blogiversary)  and tired (cause of work)! Also I’ve been HIGHLY annoyed lately with 90% of the people on social media talking about their marches and finding the smallest things to complain about. They say “No hate” but are constantly being a bunch of bigots by hating on Trump. *rolls eyes* Like, go up to Canada and please rid us of your stupidity! Thank you! 

Every time on look on the news or Instagram I just:

(Sorry not sorry for the mini rant….) 

Watching: The Office, A Series of Unfortunate Events (which is really hard for me to get into right now), Victoria, and The Man in the High Castle. 

Reading: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain.

Writing: In my Bullet Journal! I got one a few weeks ago and I love it! I think I have system down, but I might be tweaking it a bit. 😉

Listening To: The Crown soundtrack.

Wondering: What I’m gonna do after I graduate in June… -_-

Buying: Stuff from redbubble.com. A lot of my friends’ birthdays are coming up in the next couple of weeks and I’m trying to save money to spend on their gifts, but like, the Too Faced Semi Sweet Palette is calling, so I just look at it on my Ulta app like….

(If you’re a makeup addict, you can see my dilemma)

 Well, that’s it for today’s post! (I hope you liked all the gifs) Again, a HUGE THANK YOU to all my followers! I couldn’t have gotten this far without y’all. 

Have an amazing day! ❤

Happy New Year

Yeah, I know we’re more than a week into 2017, but this is my first post of the new year so… :/ Anyway I still can’t believe 2017 is already here! 😀 I remember the first time I found out I was going to graduate in 2017 I was in second grade and I thought to myself,“Man, who’s even going to be alive then?” Apparently me! XD Man, how time flies.

I’m really nervous but very excited to see what this year brings. It’s funny how everyone complains about how 2016 was the worst year, when in reality it was actually a really good year!

Some highlights of 2016 were:

– Grace Vanderwaal 

– The Olympics

– More Marvel movies

– The Fever Code (by James Dashner)

– Stranger Things and much more!

And also it was personally a good year for me! Although there was a LOT of change:

– I started this blog

– I got my first job

– I got my driver’s permit 

– We stopped going to our homeschool tutorial that we went to for the past 3 years

– I turned 17 :):

– I finally read all the LOTR books

– I got a Ukulele (which I still have yet to name…) 

– I became a senior in high school

Woah. What a year. 

And since I can’t remember what my stats were before 2016 ended, here are my stats now: 

I think these stats are pretty great for this past year! I can’t thank y’all enough! ❤

Also, my one year Blogiversary is coming up on the 30th (at least I think it’s on the 30th anyway :P). I’m not sure if I’ll do anything special for it, but I’ll be brainstorming! 🙂 

So how was your 2016? What are some things you are looking toward to this year? I hope y’all have a great 2017! ❤

Work Christmas Party

This past Monday, my job decided to close the restaurant early (around 6pm) for our first Christmas party! We got to eat pizza and snacks/desserts. We played this game called “Big Wind Blows” and it was super fun, but kinda scary cause when everyone would get up it was hard not to get trampled on! XD Here’s a couple pictures of me and some of my co-workers/friends:

We had Secret Santa and I ended up getting a $25 gift card to Barnes and Noble. Afterwards we did the Mannequin Challenge which kinda failed but was pretty funny (might take down soon)!

The party ended at 9pm (which it had actually started at 7) but they had an afterparty which ended at 11pm. The people that stayed for the afterparty played video games and just chatted. I left around 10:30pm. Overall I had a blast hanging out with my friends! Miss it already! ❤

My Senior Year Bucketlist

As you know I’m a senior in high school. With that being said, how could I not take the opportunity to write up a ‘Senior Year Bucketlist’?! I hope I will be able to check off everything by the time I graduate. Some of the things on my list (ending in question marks) I’m not sure if I’ll be able to do them, but if I do get a chance, then great! (And ‘w/f’ means ‘with friends’.) Throughout the school year I’ll be coming back to check off the things that I did, so be sure to check back every once in a while! (Also I may add some as more come to mind…)

S.Y. BUCKETLIST:

  1. Go to the mall w/f 
  2. Visit the Natchez Trace Bridge w/f
  3. Watch ‘The Little Prince’ w/f
  4. Host another book exchange?
  5. Road trip?
  6. LOTR marathon w/f?
  7. Have lunch or coffee w/f 
  8. Roller skating?
  9. Visit Dollywood/Creation Museum (Ark Encounter)?
  10. Make new friends 
  11. Get a job
  12. Go bowling w/f?
  13. Get a camera 
  14. Have a park day w/f
  15. Sleepover? 
  16. Reach my Goodreads Reading Goal 
  17. Write a song?
  18. Make a scrapbook/photo album
  19. Get my Driver’s License 
  20. Have a photoshoot w/f? 
  21. Get my senior pictures taken 
  22. Go to the movies w/f 

DIY Stickers

Things You Will Need:

– A Pencil

– Paper/Cardstock

– Scissors/Craft Scissors

– Markers/Crayons/Colored Pencils

– Double-sided Tape

Directions:

First, sketch out your sticker design on the piece of paper. If you want the sticker to be thick, then use a piece of Cardstock or sketchbook paper. I drew a marshmallow.

Next, color in your design.

(If you want your sticker to have a ‘laminated’ look, lay a strip of packing tape over the design.) Once you’ve done that, flip over the picture and start laying down the double-sided tape to cover the design.

Using scissors or craft scissors (depending on your preference), cut out the sticker and you’re done!

I put mine on my sketchbook along with a couple other stickers I created. (I didn’t create the penguin sticker in the middle. I bought it online from Redbubble.)

I hope you enjoyed this DIY! Later darlings! ❤

What I Got for My Birthday

Hey darlings! In my Life Update post, I mentioned that I got some birthday money from family, friends, and working at a curriculum booth. Here are the things that I spent my money on!

1. A ukulele

I got my very first ukulele! It’s a Kala Makala Dolphin Ukulele (notice the dolphin where the strings are held together on the bottom). I love it so much and it sounds so beautiful! Just look at that color! XD

2. My sister’s birthday gift

For my sister’s birthday, I got her some books (Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry, Dreamtreaders and The Door Within by Wayne Thomas Batson from thriftbooks.com) and some cute magnetic bookmarks from CraftedVan on Etsy!

3. Tombow Dual Brush Pens & Purple Headphones

I use the pens for calligraphy and handlettering, and I got some new earbuds cause my other ones finally died. :(:

4. A camera

I got a Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 in Blue with a Galaxy case! I also got another box of accessories to go along with it. I got it all from Amazon.

5. A Bag/Backpack

I’ve always wanted a bag like this style and I finally got one! I love the color scheme!

6. Lipcolor

I got this pretty lipcolor by Revlon in number 655-Kisses. It’s really pretty! (The color has more mauve though…)

Well, that’s pretty much everything I got! I hope y’all enjoyed this post. Later! ❤

Life Update

So for those of you who actually read my blog, sorry for disappearing! I need to find a way to manage my time better… Since I haven’t really posted anything about me since around June, I guess I will just give y’all some highlights of my life that have taken place this summer!

1. Family Visits

In June, some family members from my mom’s side came over to visit for a little over a week. We went to a theme park and all sorts of fun places! Here’s a picture of this awesome Doctor Who mug I got at this little shop we went to:

2. I turned 17!

As some of you may know, I turned 17 on July 11th! My birthday was really fun and I got to make/decorate my own cake (pic below)!

3. My Birthday Party

Okay, so even though I’ve never had a birthday party before (I mean I always talked about having one, but then life happens so…) it was the best party ever! To celebrate, we hosted a Hobbit Trilogy movie marathon at our house and I invited 3 of my friends! It started at 10 a.m. and we didn’t finish till 7 p.m.. We had lunch, snacks, pizza, and all sorts of fun! If you don’t already know, I’m a HUGE Lord of the Rings/Hobbit fan so having a marathon of some of the movies was a dream come true and a memory I will cherish forever!

4. My Birthday Gifts

So my friends gave me some birthday gifts and I got a new sketchbook, some chocolate scented mascara (which is literally the best thing ever!), a box filled with “open when” letters (if you don’t know what those are look it up on Google or Pinterest), some more artsy stuff, and I got a lot of money from some family members and working a booth at a curriculum fair. (I’ll do a separate post of the stuff I bought with the money I got.)

5. More family visits

My Grandma and great Aunt (dad’s side) came to visit last week and we had a great time!

6. The Little Prince (Netflix)

Guys, The Little Prince movie finally came out on Netflix (on the 5th)!!!!!!! XD I have waited since last year to watch this movie and it finally came out. No joke, this is literally in my Top 3 favorite movies now (and that’s next to LOTR and The Hobbit, so it’s a BIG DEAL)! And the music was done by Hans Zimmer; like can this movie get any better?! If you have Netflix and haven’t watched it yet, what are doing reading this?! GO WATCH IT!!!! (I will be doing a review of it soon in another post.)

(Side Note: I couldn’t even watch the trailers without getting watery eyes, so…)

7. I’m a Senior!

I can now say that I am a senior in high school! Time sure has flown!

8. Driving?

I can’t remember if I ever told y’all but I got my Driver’s Permit back in May. My dad and I went driving shortly after I got it and long-story-short, I ended up hitting the curb really bad and I was totally scarred (mentally)! But anyways, my dad and I finally made time to practice again this past weekend and I think I did pretty good. I was super nervous to get back behind the wheel (which can be very intimidating; especially since we drive a huge van) but I’m glad I did! I definitely feel more confident. 🙂

9. A job?!

Today I had my very first interview for a job! And guess how it went….. :/ Well, I’ll tell you right now that it went a lot better than I expected! My stomach was hurting before I went cause I was so nervous! But then it ended up hurting for nothing because…. I GOT THE JOB!!! *happy dances* I can now say I work at Culver’s (check them out at: culvers.com)! I can’t believe I actually have a job! I’m so nervous but really excited at the same time! Wish me luck as I embark on this new stage of my life of managing schoolwork and a part-time job! 😀

So that’s pretty much what’s been up in my life right now! Hope you learned something new about me! Later darlings! ❤