what to ask for christmas/teen girl gift guide

Hey daydreamers! Guys, Red (Taylor’s Version) came out yesterday and this Swiftie is a mess. 😭 I’ll have to do a post reacting to each song like I did for evermore last year!

It’s only November (and, in my opinion, not technically Christmas yet because Thanksgiving hasn’t happened…) but everyone’s doing all their Christmas shopping early. Relatives are already asking for ideas, and if you’re like me, you’re stuck on what to ask for! I put together a huge list of some fun ideas to put on your Christmas wishlist (you can also check out last year’s post for even more ideas!). Plus, this can also serve as a gift guide for any teenage girl you’re shopping for!

This post also isn’t sponsored by any of the brands or products mentioned 😉 Let’s get right into the ideas!

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october recap/photo dump

Hey daydreamers! I don’t normally do these monthly recap things, but I’m in the mood for a chatty post with lots of fun pictures, plus I wanted to update you guys on all the things that have been going on for the past month! Once again, haven’t blogged in a few weeks – it’s been pretty tricky to find time for it, plus I’m also a little stuck on ideas. Let me know any post ideas in the comments!

Let’s just dive right into the recap!

  • I turned 14! I had an AMAZING birthday this year that I’m super grateful for! I spent the day before with my dance bestie – we grabbed boba and had a blast trying on outfits at Target after rehearsal. The next day, I went to church and lunch. My friends and I went to dinner at the Cheesecake Factory, which was so fun to get to spend time with them and eat some yummy food together on my birthday!
  • I did a super fun dance photoshoot on my birthday with my dad, and the photos turned out so cool! I wore some old pointe shoes and a practice tutu, and we went to a park nearby to take the pictures. It was super windy, but the photos ended up really cool!
  • I took the PSAT for the first time, which was an interesting experience. I tried to prepare for it using the book in the picture, but I ran out of time to do the math section. On the math part of the test, I was basically randomly selecting answers (“this one really feels like a C kinda question”) since it was mostly algebra stuff I didn’t know. I felt pretty confident about the english parts though. It was a good experience to have, but a little stressful.
  • To celebrate my birthday, my grandma and I went to a dance store, and I got some super cute new leos! I’ll have to do a haul to show you guys what I got. We also grabbed Starbucks on the way back and went to dinner together. Going to the dance store is always a special trip since it’s a half hour away, so it was really special and fun to go together!
  • Speaking of dance, it’s been extremely busy (but fun) preparing for the Nutcracker! I don’t think I ever announced this on the blog, but I’m playing Clara this year, which is really exciting! I’ve been wanting to play Clara ever since the first time I saw the Nutcracker, when I was four years old. It’s always been the ultimate goal to do this role, and it’s really cool that I’ve reached that goal! We got to do a photoshoot with the costumes, which was super fun (also surprisingly exhausting).
  • Besides playing Clara, I’m doing 5 other parts this year, which is INSANE. Our company is pretty small this season, so a lot of us are playing several parts. I’m in Spanish corps, Arabian corps, Waltz of the Flowers, and one of the two Chinese dancers. I also have to be a party boy on the nights I’m not Clara because there aren’t enough guys 😂 Obviously I’m not doing every role in every show, but on different nights I’ll still be doing multiple parts.
  • I’m basically living at the dance studio, but I love it! It’s been fun to hang out with my dance friends. Lately I’ve been at the studio 7 days a week (which is why I haven’t been blogging that much 😂)
  • I’ve been taking a ton of sky pictures…these are my favorites! October sunsets are the best sunsets, in my opinion.
  • This is maybe the most basic photo I’ve ever taken in my entire life 😂 I’ve even got the leggings, fuzzy socks, and coffee mug…(I was drinking tea though, not a pumpkin spice latte 😝) I’ve been getting back into the Harry Potter books and movies lately. I first read the books in elementary school, but I read them again in quarantine, and have been obsessed ever since.
  • My friend and I did a nighttime photoshoot with hoodies, a self timer, and flash on, and it was so funny. Some photos actually turned out really good and others not so much… 😝
  • I saw the Jonas Brothers in concert, and oh my goodness, it was SO FUN! Kelsea Ballerini opened, and she did such a good job. When the Jonas Brothers came out, everyone was screaming, and they played a ton of their old songs! We were super far back in the lawn, so it was mostly watching the jumbotron haha. It was an AMAZING experience and so fun to jump around to the songs, knowing every word, and it felt amazing to see live music since I hadn’t in forever.
  • We wrapped up football season, which was amazing! I was a little skeptical of having such a huge team this year, but we ended up getting to do some amazing stunts, which were so fun. I loved all of our halftimes, and I feel like I improved so much from last year technique-wise. I also understand football a lot better (lol) so that helped make the games more interesting. 😝
  • And of course, Halloween! I don’t really have any great pictures, but I was a lifeguard with some friends for actual Halloween, and we also got to dress up throughout the week at dance. We did a decades group costume (each person dressed like a different decade) and the different fairies from the Tinkerbell movies 😛

I hope you guys liked this different kind of post, it was super fun to reflect back on the month and make a list of some of its highlights! Overall, October was a super fun-filled and busy month with lots of super fun experiences. And of course regular days, but I didn’t write about the boring parts lol. It’s crazy that it’s already November! Thanks so much for reading through this, and I hope you guys enjoyed!

THIS WEEK’S SHOUTOUT GOES TO STYLED BY EVELIINA!

Anything fun to share from this month? What were you for Halloween? Have you ever been to a concert? Which Jonas Brother is the best? (*cough* Nick *cough*)

Fall Outfit Inspiration!

Hey daydreamers! How has everyone’s week been?

I’m so excited for today’s post! I love the kind of weather where you can wear long pants and short sleeves or shorts and long sleeves together. Now that the weather’s finally getting a little cooler, it’s finally time to wear jeans and sweaters! I also got some fun jewelry for my birthday, so I had lots of fun putting these outfits together! Hopefully they give you some inspiration for some fall looks this month. Let’s get right into it!

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October Playlist + Aesthetics (ft. free wallpapers!)

Hey daydreamers! I’m alive! Sorry that I disappeared for a few weeks! I have been EXTREMELY busy for the past month or so. Between school, cheer, friends, and ballet (especially with Nutcracker coming up, I’m at the studio 7 days a week), I’ve had almost no time to blog. I might not be able to be as consistent with blogging as I was in the summer, since free time = nonexistent right now. 😛

For today’s post, I thought it would be fun to share my playlist of the month for October – it’s full of cozy vibes and some current favorite songs, so I’m super happy with it! – as well as some fun fall aesthetics and a mini life update to catch up with you guys. Let’s get into it! All of these photos are from Pinterest.

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giveaway WINNER!

Hey daydreamers! How has everyone’s week been? I’m just popping in to announce the winner of the custom portrait giveway with Graphics by Josie! Let’s find out! I chose the winner completely randomly using a random name picker website. The winner is…

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Lindsey L!

Congratulations! Thanks so much to everyone who entered, and also a huge thank-you to Josephine for sponsoring this giveaway by providing the prize!

Have an amazing weekend, everyone!

PS. If you’d like to host a giveaway or do a sponsored post or collaboration with me, head over to the Collaborate With Me page for more details!

outfits inspired by SOUR!

Hey daydreamers! Today’s post is super fun, and I’m really excited for it! I’ve been wanting to do a review of SOUR ever since it came out back in May, but I guess I never got around to it. I love all the songs on it, and I’ve listened to it all summer. XD

Recently I saw a video with outfits inspired by each song on the album, and I thought that was a super fun idea for a blog post! I’ll try to list where I got each item from. Let’s get right into it!

brutal

top: h&m

jean jacket: gap

leggings: target

shoes: nike air max

earrings: kendra scott

necklace: crazy 8

traitor

top: target

shorts: altar’d state

shoes: rack room shoes

jewelry: kendra scott

driver’s license

dress: altar’d state

shoes: converse

jean jacket: gap

clips: dollar tree

jewelry: kendra scott

1 step forward, 3 steps back

sweater: stitch fix

skirt: old navy

shoes: nike air max

deja vu

top: art class

jeans: h&m

sunglasses: francesca’s

good 4 u

top: from a dance costume lol

jeans: h&m

shoes: nike air max

enough for you

sweatshirt: target

leggings: target

socks: no idea lol

happier

skirt: altar’d state

purse: francescas

shoes: nike air max

jealousy, jealousy

top: crazy8

skort: h&m

shoes: nike air max

necklace: amazon

favorite crime

dress: stitch fix

shoes: converse

necklace: amazon

hope ur ok

top: altar’d state

jeans: stitch fix

necklace: amazon

shoes: rack room shoes

I really hope that you guys enjoyed this post! It was super time-consuming, haha, but it was really fun to get creative with the outfits! My favorite that I would actually wear is probably the one for hope ur ok, and the ones I think match the song the best are deja vu and good 4 u.

Reminder: don’t forget to enter the giveaway! I’ve partnered up with Graphics by Josie to giveaway a free custom digital portrait, and it closes September 10!

THIS WEEK’S SHOUTOUT GOES TO Maya FROM pretty little scribbles!

What’s your favorite song from SOUR? Favorite outfit? Which one do you think best matches the song?

custom faceless portrait review & giveaway ft. graphicsbyjosie! {CLOSED}

Sorry, this giveaway is now closed! The results will be up soon!

Hey daydreamers! How was your week? I feel like mine went by so slowly, but it’s finally the weekend! Yay! Today’s post is a super exciting one, because I’m going to be doing a review of a customized, digital faceless portrait!

First off, thanks so much to Josephine from Graphics by Josie for sponsoring this post! Her shop is focused on graphic design and has amazing products like digital prints, custom portraits, templates, book covers, and more! I received a free portrait in exchange for a review, but all opinions are my own. 😉

Today I’m going to be reviewing one of Josie’s products, and we’ve also put together a super fun giveaway to go along with it! Let’s get right into it.

the review

I chose the custom faceless portrait, because I’ve been wanting to have a profile picture like this! I also love this trend and the ones I’ve seen have looked so cool.

Here’s the photo I sent in to be turned into the portrait.

And this is how it turned out! Ahhh, I could not be happier with it!

Josephine did such a great job! She was super easy to work with, and she had it ready super quickly. She had me choose a background color, outline or not, and any other customizations I wanted. After she had finished it, she was able to change anything I wanted!

Here’s a cool little comparison of the photo and the finished portrait! I’m super excited to use this for profile pictures, and I’m really happy with how it turned out. Thanks so much, Josephine!

the giveaway

We’re giving away a free, custom digital faceless portrait from Graphics by Josie!

rules:

  • since the giveaway is digital, you won’t need to share your address or anything!
  • this giveaway is open internationally!
  • all you’ll need is an email address
  • the giveaway is open until September 10, and the winner will be announced on September 15!

how to enter

Just fill out the form below to enter! You can also complete tasks such as sharing this post, following this blog or buying something from Graphics by Josie for extra entries to increase your chances of winning!

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I’m super excited about this giveaway! Again, it will close on September 10, and the winner will be announced around the 15th!

Thanks again to Josephine for sponsoring this post! I hope you guys enjoyed reading this review and are excited about the giveaway! See y’all soon!

Heidi Talks Bullet Journaling, Holidays, and More! | The Emmie Show Ep. 5

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Hey daydreamers! Welcome back to another episode of the Emmie Show! In case you’re new here (if so, hey!), on the Emmie Show I interview different bloggers all about their blogging journey, advice, and other fun questions.

Today’s interview is with Heidi from the blog Heidi Lane, and I’m super excited for you guys to read it! My questions will be in bold, and hers will be in regular font. All the photos are from Heidi’s blog. Let’s get right into the post.

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How I Did On My Summer ’21 Bucket List! (Summer Recap)

Hey daydreamers! Monday was my first day of school and I can’t believe that summer’s over! It literally went by so fast. It was such a great summer full of amazing memories, and it’s weird to be back at school!

It feels like it’s been so long since I’ve last posted on here! I’ve been super busy with a dance intensive, cheer, and also all the back-to-school events/things that needed to be done, so I haven’t had much time to blog. But I’m back today with a post that I’ve been excited to write: how I did on my summer bucket list! Let’s get right into it.

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