Saturday, July 9, 2016

Hey, everyone! Wow, this past week has been crazy- I was out of town for the Fourth, and then it seems to just have been one thing after another! I really didn't get enough photos on the Fourth, it's kind of sad. Sorry about that. I'll have to dig around and see if I have anything, but that's for another post. ;)

Speaking of other posts, I have a guest post up today! Olivia from The Cwtch so graciously invited me to her blog to chat about summer boredom busters, and I shared an AMAZINGGG recipe for peanut butter pudding cups. So, obviously, you should go check it out here ASAP!

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Here's a peek into my life lately...

Reading- tons of blog posts that I missed while I was away, and I'm also reading a Hannah Swenson mystery- there are some Hallmark movies based off of them called the Murder, She Baked movies. I love them!

Watching- Finding Dory! I went to see it on Thursday with my aunt and my sisters- it was great! I honestly wasn't sure what to expect- sequels usually aren't as good as the original, and Pixar movies always seem to be SO SAD. Up scarred me. But I really loved Finding Dory! It was super cute, and really sweet. I definitely recommend it!
I'm also in the midst of a Hallmark movie as I'm typing this up. It's super cute!

Trying- to finish up my room, and to write more. I seriously have SO MUCH writing to do between blogging, my novel, and some other projects that I'm involved with. It's slightly overwhelming, haha.

Cooking- not much, to be honest. I haven't made anything in ages. I should do some baking soon.... Pinterest, here I come!!

Eating- Pizza, bagels, and TONS of fruit!

Drinking- lots of water! I want to have some lemonade, too- it's the epitome of summer!

Calling- one. For a while I was actually talking on the phone more often, but I haven't called anyone in forever. Except for my grandma. Hi, Grandma!

Texting- two of my best friends. Honestly, I haven't been texting a ton lately, though. It's been kind of nice.

Tweeting- about the most random of things. I'm sorry that my Twitter is boring, guys.

Pinning- not as much as usual, to be honest. I haven't been using Pinterest half as often as I typically do, which I'm pretty proud of. But when I have been using Pinterest, I've been pinning baking ideas, ballet exercises, and hand-lettering tips. I've also been surfing Pinterest for party ideas- I'm horrible at party planning, and I'm trying to talk myself into doing a sweet sixteen. Wish me luck.

Crafting- various items for my bedroom! I need to make some handlettered signs, and I'm also going to redo my bulletin board!

Doing- my best to fit as much into the summer as possible!! I know that I can't do everything, but might as well see how much fun we can have while it lasts!

Going- on a bagel date with a friend:)

Loving- having phone storage again (THANK YOU DAD!), catching up with friends, how late the sun stays out, the amount of crazy awesome blog posts I've read lately, and and the latest episode of Girl Meets World. If you liked Boy Meets World, then you at least need to watch this episode. I was so happy, oh my goodness.

Hating- how quickly that the summer is going by, having to figure out college classes, humidity, and the amount of violence that's gone on lately. It seems like every time I go online, I hear about something awful that's happened. This world is such a sick place.

Discovering- that I'm actually in better shape than I thought I was? We've been going on walks in the evening to get in shape for a trip coming up in a few months, and I haven't died yet, so that's good. I guess that ballet is paying off!

Enjoying- finally being finished with geometry, and all of the fun adventures that summer holds.

Thinking- about tons of different book ideas, and wishing that I could get further into my current novel so that I could start a new one. I'm just so fascinated by people, and all of the connections in the world. The fact that every single human being is so unique and complex and has tons of connections with other equally complex people is just fascinating to me, and I want to share their stories. Such beautifully complex beings need to have their stories told.

Feeling- Overwhelmed by how much I want to do. I'm at this point where I'm excited to do lots and lots of things, so I want to do them all, but I just can't. So I'm trying to keep in mind that I can only do so much, and to not beat myself up over it. I have so many projects and things I want to do, it's not even funny. XD Also, slightly freaked out by the fact that I feel really old? I'm picking out college classes and professors, I got my own house key today...I just feel old, guys.

Hoping- for some inspiration to get back to my novel!

Listening- to lots of Hamilton in mourning of the three leads leaving today, and Unsteady by X Ambassadors. *insert ALL the heart eye emojis*

Celebrating- the Fourth, of course, and the fact that my room has stayed super clean for like, a week and a half. That's celebratory for me XD

Smelling- popcorn! We made some to go with the movie:)

Thanking- heavens that I don't have any major plans this week. I'm excited to just chill out at home!

Considering- whether or not I should work on my photo project tomorrow. I think yes;)

Starting- to get back into my novel, and to do more journaling.

Finishing- up my room, and this post!!

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Hopefully you weren't absolutely bored to death by this! Don't forget to check out my new post at The Cwtch, and to leave me a comment below! I love to chat with y'all!

What have YOU been up to lately?


  1. Loved your guest post!!
    Sounds like you are making the most out of summer which is totally awesome!! I followed you on Twitter and you are so VERY un-boring my dear xpppp

    1. Thank you so much!
      Ahh, I followed you, too! I didn't know that was you, or I would have followed much sooner haha. Well, thank you! XD

  2. Awesome post. It's always nice to know what all the bloggers are up to.
    While you're busy enjoying summer, I'm freezing on the other side of the world in winter ;) Haha, actually, I don't mind it much. But I am looking forward to summer.

    -T. x

    1. Thank you so much, Tane! Oh my goodness, I always forget that the other side of the world is in another season! Well, I hope that you're enjoying your winter;)

  3. You have a lovely blog, just stumbled onto it now. Keep it up!

  4. YOU ARE BUSY *gasps*

    YOU SAW FINDING DORY. I'm going this week!! I WANNA SEE IT SO BAD (yes I realize I'm 16. xD)


      YAY!! Hahaha well I'm almost sixteen and I was completely freaking out, so I get you;) You'll have to lmk what you think!!

  5. The not texting to many people is something I am doing this summer! It's just nice to get away from my phone. Seems like summer has been fun, wishing you the best of luck on your novel!

    1. It really is so nice, isn't it? Thank you so much, Vanessa!

  6. I honestly thought that Pixar made a mistake in making Finding Dory just because Finding Nemo was so good and it came out so long ago it's basically a Pixar classic. I don't know. I liked the movie but Finding Nemo was a lot better.

    I'm stressed out too because ugh drivers ed is awful and I had to cancel going on a trip because of it. They're super stringent on missing days. Plus, the majority of my class annoys me to death, so spending two hours there every other day isn't fun. Summer is pretty overwhelming.

    But on the bright side, I'm almost done with Jada #4! I don't think it's as good as the last ones but it's something.

    1. True, I love Finding Nemo so much!!!

      Oh my gosh, that's awful!! I need to do drivers ed...absolutely dreading it. >.<

      I loved it!

  7. I love this post and your blog so much! I still haven't seen Finding Dory because there are so many mixed reviews, but I almost feel obligated to, if that makes any sense. Keep up the great work.

    1. Thank you so much, Sanjana!! Haha, I totally get that, honestly that's why I ended up going. Thanks for stopping by! :)

  8. Oh oh I like X Ambassadors! AND OMG being overwhelmed by all the things you want to do?! ?<--- accurate summary of my life too.😂 It'S SO ANNOyiNG THOUGH. Like I just want to do everything and suddenly the day is over and wut did I even achieve. *sobs* I am also drowning in book ideas and they're just so exciting and gah, I need to write more.
    And of course this post isn't boring. ;) Pfft. Your posts are CONTINUALLY GLORIOUS.

    1. ISN'T IT JUST THE MOST ANNOYING THING EVER?! I want to do ALLLL the things but I end up doing like .3% of them. My life. XD
      asdfghjkl THANK YOU SO MUCH CAIT! <3


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