Hey daydreamers, & welcome to the first official post of 2022! I have a bunch of fun things coming around the blog in the new year, starting with a new design! I liked the old one but I was kind of getting tired of it, so make sure to head over to the website if you’re in the WordPress reader!
I thought it would be fun to show y’all the vision board I put together for 2022 (if you want to make your own, I did a whole tutorial here!) It was a super great way to spend new year’s day putting this together! I’ll also be sharing some of my resolutions for the new year (so maybe I’ll actually stay accountable since I’ve put them on here lol.)
After five years of blogging under a pen name, that felt pretty weird to type! I’m not sure if any of y’all thought Emmie was my actual name, but if you didn’t know, Emmie has been my blogging name for a super long time. It’s actually short for the username I created when I was nine – “EmeraldPhoenix,” which I thought was an amazing choice at the time. 😂 (The “Emmie” comes from “Emerald”.)
Part of why I’ve been in a bit of a blogging slump lately, I think, is that it was starting to feel weird to use a different name. It’ll probably take all of us some getting used to, but I feel like I can be a lot more open with you guys now! As this year comes to a close, I feel like this “name reveal” is going to be the start of an amazing new chapter of Diary of a Daydreamer in 2022.
Which leads me to today’s post… I thought it would be really cool to make a sort of 2021 time capsule to look back on in the future! I haven’t done a yearly recap in a while, but I always like reading other people’s and wanted to make my own. Let’s get right to the post!
Hey daydreamers! Christmas went by so quickly this year. It didn’t feel like Christmas at all until the actual day, and it was over just like that. I didn’t ask for many specific things, plus I completely forgot what I asked for, so I was super surprised what I got! This Christmas was amazing, and I’m super grateful for everything!!
I love reading these types of posts, so I hope you enjoy this one too!
Hey daydreamers! Wow, it has been a while since I’ve typed that… I feel like such a bad blogger–I haven’t posted in over a month. Partly from extreme busyness (from school/rehearsal, straight to finals, right into Nutcracker weekend, a vacation, and now Christmas) and partly from lack of motivation/ideas. But I’m back, and hopefully, I can post more consistently now that I’m on break!
And yet somehow after barely posting this school year?? We’re almost at 500 followers?? How is that possible?? Guys, there are so many other blogs much better than mine to spend your time on, and yet y’all actually like reading what I have to say. That literally blows my mind. I genuinely can’t believe this! *giant virtual group hug* 🤗🥰😭
Also, peaking of surprising milestones…I’ve officially been blogging for 5 years! This particular blog has only been around since 2019, but I started my very first blog (if you want, check it out here and read some of the old posts… it’s quite entertaining to look back on!) on December 21, 2016! I’ve definitely come a long way since then! In all of my fourteen years of existence, I’m so glad that blogging has been a creative outlet for five years of it.
Gosh, that was an emotional rollercoaster of an intro, and I haven’t even explained what this post is about yet. 😂 Today I’ll be sharing five super cute outfit ideas for Christmas Eve! These are perfect for all of your plans – whether it’s Christmas Eve service or gathering with family, or just staying in, I had a ton of fun putting these outfits together! Let’s (finally) get to the post.
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!
Hey daydreamers! Today I had to pack and make a whole blog post, so I figured why not kill two birds with one stone and do both at the same time? 😛
I’m going to visit family for 4th of July, and we’ll be staying there for a few days. I figured it would be fun to show you guys what I’m packing, and I haven’t done one of these posts since camp last summer! When I first started this blog, one of the main categories I set up was travel. But that category hasn’t gotten very much use (especially since covid and everything!) Also, disclaimer, I’m totally an overpacker. I probably won’t need a lot of these things, but I like to bring it all just in case. 😉
Hey daydreamers! Today’s post is a guest post from Prajna @ Prajna’s Pages! Hope y’all enjoy!
Hey daydreamers! This is Prajna here, from the blog Prajna’s Pages. I post about bullet journaling, lifestyle, art, and my dog – Mickey. First of all, a huge thanks to Emmie for allowing me to post here! It was really fun to think of new ideas for this post. Thanks, Emmie!
As you guys may know, June 20th is fathers day. Due to quarantine, most shops are closed in my town, so I wanted to do something special for my dad to make up for it. That’s why I thought it would be great to make a DIY gift idea list for Father’s Day. These gifts are super easy and quick to make.
Hey daydreamers! I decided to take the weekend off posting this week, because we went on a camping trip on Good Friday and today’s Easter! I hope that everyone has an amazing day with family and friends celebrating the resurrection of Jesus and the incredible sacrifice He made for us on the cross. Love you guys so much and have a GREAT Easter!
Hey daydreamers! Y’all really seem to like my fashion posts, and I really enjoy making them! I thought since Valentine’s day is tomorrow, it would be super fun to share some outfit inspo for Valentine’s day. I love how these outfits are super versatile for what you’re doing on that day – comfy for staying home and watching rom-coms (haha me), cute for a Galentine’s party, or put-together for church. And, of course, they’re all pink and red for the holiday spirit! 😉
I’ll try to say where I got the items, but I don’t always remember, sorry. Without further introduction, let’s get into the outfit ideas!
Hey daydreamers! This is the first official post of 2021, which is kinda crazy?! I feel like 2020 was both a super long and short year at the same time? After last year, I’m going into 2021 with fairly low expectations, but I’m definitely ready for a fresh start!
This week’s post is a collab with Arabella from Sparks of Ara! She reached out to me about a New Year’s-themed collab, and we decided we would both do a post sharing our resolutions for 2021 as well as some tips on how you can keep yours! Don’t forget to check out Arabella’s post here.