Reacting to Your Assumptions About Me: Part 2!

Hey daydreamers! First off, I want to give a HUGE thank you to everyone who subscribed to the email list and entered the giveaway! It’s so amazing to do this giveaway to kick off the launch of our email list and work with SP Scrunchies! If you haven’t entered yet, make sure to enter the giveaway for a chance to win two scrunchies from The Striped Plaid Co! 💛 I’ll be announcing the winner either next week or the week after so stay tuned for the results and make sure to enter before then!

Second, I’m so happy that you guys liked Part 1 of me reacting to your assumptions, and thank you so much for all of your amazing submissions! I originally planned for this to be a single post, but you guys ended up giving me a ton more assumptions than I had planned (thank you!) so I decided to make a part 2 so I could react to all of them! This time I used images from Pinterest to go along with the post, and let’s get into the assumptions!

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Reacting to Your Assumptions About Me! (Part 1)

Hey daydreamers! I’m so excited about this post, ahh! So, last Monday, I asked you guys what some of your assumptions about me were. I got so many great responses, and thank you so much to everyone who submitted them! Also, a cozy-themed photoshoot ended up winning the poll, but I decided to incorporate some pens and books and I love how it turned out! So without further adieu, let’s get straight into the assumptions!

You like the beach more than the mountains

Ooh, that’s a hard one – I think I would have to say this is wrong because I went to Colorado last summer and I absolutely loved the mountains. Colorado is my favorite place in the whole wide world (so far haha) and it’s amazing there!

Christmas is your favorite holiday

Yes! Christmas is my favorite holiday. I love Christmas music and I kinda wish I could listen to it all year long!

Your favorite types of books are long lengthy ones

This one is probably incorrect, but it really depends. I used to be in a slump where I just read Middle-Grade contemporaries, and I would re-read the same books over and over again, but now I prefer more YA, fantasy, and self-help. It’s funny, I read a lot of shorter books, but all of my absolute favorites are really long! (The Book Theif, Harry Potter, The Martian, The Hunger Games) So I guess I would have to say this is sort of right?

You like to read Harry Potter. Mainly bc a lot of ppl do.

Yes!! I’m obsessed with Harry Potter right now (I’m a proud Hufflepuff!), and I’m rereading all the books and watching the movies while I’m in quarantine! Tbh, I read the books in third grade, absolutely loved them, and then I kind of forgot about them. At the beginning of quarantine, I decided to start reading them again, and I just started rereading book 5! When I’m bored I look at Harry Potter memes, haha. I think it’s safe to say this assumption is correct. 😉

U are a really nice sister and u and ur sister don’t fight a lot bc u seem to be really good at expressing ur self and solving/fixing problems.

I’m really flattered that you think that!! 😊 When it comes to drama or problems with friends, my first reaction is often “HEY GUYS LOOK OVER THERE ISN’T THAT AN INTERESTING WALL?? And ooh let’s take a moment to think about rainbows and puppies and sunshine shall we?? REMEMBER THAT TIME WHEN WE WERE ALL GETTING ALONG HAHAHAHA SO FUN hey let’s reenact that!!”* I hate drama and just want people to get along, haha! Usually, I’ll talk to my mom about what to say and then I take a step back, think about it, and once I’ve found the perfect words try to say something that would best help solve the problem. But the thing is, with my sister…well, we sometimes argue, but of course we do – we’re sisters! We get on each other’s nerves a lot but we secretly would do anything for each other. We used to fight a ton, but now we’re getting a bit better about it!

*This proves that I am 100000% a Hufflepuff, no questions asked.

you do really well in school

Yes, I’d say I do pretty well in school! I have A’s in all of my classes, but of course, there’s the occasional quiz that I don’t do well on or a forgotten assignment. My best subject is probably English, and the one I have to study the hardest for is Math because I’m definitely more right- than left-brained! (Not to be braggy or anything, I hope I don’t come across that way!)

you’re super tall

Nope, not at all! I’m actually pretty average, but I’m on the shorter side. I’m only about 5 feet tall, and most of my friends are around 5’2″ or 5’3″. I looked it up and I think the average height for a 12-year-old female is 5 feet. I just feel really short because all my friends are tall, haha!

you’re very girly

Yes! This is so true! I love soft, feminine colors, I don’t play a ton of sports besides ballet and volleyball, I love hair and makeup, and I enjoy fashion and a lot of other things that would be considered girly! So yes, definitely!

you’re quite a positive person 

Yes!! This is actually very true about me. I’m always trying to look on the bright side, find the good thing in the situation, etc. Sometimes it’s hard to be positive, but I’m always trying to work on being able to find joy during tough situations (e.g. right now!!). I’m usually a pretty smiley and bubbly person, except when I’m tired or mad/sad, haha.

you love baking

I love baking, and I wish I could do it more often! I recently made this edible cookie dough recipe and my family liked it, and I was obsessed with it. I’d say I’m at least decent at baking but I’m not very experienced, however, I do enjoy it!

you’re one of the oldest in your year group

This one is from Sophie, who lives in the UK, so I think year group means grade in America? (correct me if I’m wrong!) I’m in 6th grade, which I think is equivalent to Year 7 in the UK. I don’t think I’m one of the oldest in my grade (there are a few people who are 13) but I’m not the youngest either. So I think I might be sort of in the middle, since I turned 12 in October?

you prefer creative subjects in school

100%! I love writing and essays, and I also really enjoy project- and group project-type things.

you like reading

Yes! I love, love, love to read. Before I go to bed every night, I read whatever book I’m currently working on for about an hour. It’s one of my favorite parts of the day and it’s the only way I can calm myself down to go to sleep!

you have a big friend group but not a best friend

I actually have both! I have a really big friend group (we have to pull up a million chairs to the lunch table to fit everybody, lol!), and then I also have a best friend within my main group of friends (she was in a few of my older posts, like this one!) I also have a bunch of friends outside of my friend group at school, (Hi Janel, I know you’re reading this!! *hug*), and then a bunch of friends from dance and also online friends. Whew, that was complicated, but hopefully you get what I mean, haha. So this one is half-correct, half-wrong.

your favorite emoji is 😂

😂 is probably my most-used emoji (I type it constantly!), but my favorites are 🩰, 🦙, and 😊! I also like this 🤠 random cowboy one, because he’s (its?) very underrated. *nodnod*

you’re a morning person

I actually have no idea. Am I? I wake up earlier than most of my friends (I’m horrible at sleeping in, which is a really funny thing to be bad at – I can never sleep past 9:00, or else my body will wake me up exactly then! It’s really funny), but it usually takes me a second to get going in the morning or even just to get out of bed. I’d definitely say I’m way more of a night owl because it takes me forever to fall asleep, but I guess you could say I’m a morning person.

Wow, I only got through about half of these! I’ll definitely do a part 2, because this post is getting long but you guys submitted so many awesome assumptions that I definitely want to react to. If you didn’t get a chance to comment your assumptions, that’s okay! You can just comment yours down below and they will be included in part 2! Stay tuned for an extra-special post coming up next week, and thank you so much for reading!

Are any of these assumptions true – or false – about you?

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Book Review: 100 Days of Sunlight By Abbie Emmons

Hey daydreamers! Happy Easter, everyone! As I’m writing this, it’s currently still Easter Sunday and I have no idea if I’ll get this post up by the end of the evening, but oh well. It’s definitely been a different Easter than normal for all of us, and even though we’re camping in our backyard instead of the beautiful state park and we’re watching church from our couch instead of at the service it still doesn’t change the fact that Jesus has Risen. 🙃

My mom always makes these cute and fun Easter baskets to give to us every year (thanks Mom!) and this year, one of the things I got was the book 100 Days of Sunlight by the insanely talented Abbie Emmons! Since I didn’t get a post up yesterday on Saturday like I was supposed to, I decided to post a review of this wonderful and amazing book that I devoured in one sitting. Let’s get straight into the review! ⤵⤵⤵

When 16-year-old poetry blogger Tessa Dickinson is involved in a car accident and loses her eyesight for 100 days, she feels like her whole world has been turned upside-down.

Terrified that her vision might never return, Tessa feels like she has nothing left to be happy about. But when her grandparents place an ad in the local newspaper looking for a typist to help Tessa continue writing and blogging, an unlikely answer knocks at their door: Weston Ludovico, a boy her age with bright eyes, an optimistic smile…and no legs.

Knowing how angry and afraid Tessa is feeling, Weston thinks he can help her. But he has one condition: no one can tell Tessa about his disability. And because she can’t see him, she treats him with contempt — screaming at him to get out of her house and never come back. But for Weston, it’s the most amazing feeling: to be treated like a normal person, not just a sob story. So he comes back. Again and again and again.

Tessa spurns Weston’s “obnoxious optimism”, convinced that he has no idea what she’s going through. But Weston knows exactly how she feels and reaches into her darkness to show her that there is more than one way to experience the world. As Tessa grows closer to Weston, she finds it harder and harder to imagine life without him — and Weston can’t imagine life without her. But he still hasn’t told her the truth, and when Tessa’s sight returns he’ll have to make the hardest decision of his life: vanish from Tessa’s world…or overcome his fear of being seen.

100 Days of Sunlight is a poignant and heartfelt novel by debut author Abbie Emmons. If you like sweet contemporary romance and strong family themes then you’ll love this touching story of hope, healing, and getting back up when life knocks you down. AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE

Source: https://www.100daysofsunlight.com/about-the-book

💛 my thoughts 💛

I read this book in practically one sitting. Most of it I read outside, feeling the sunshine on my face, the warmth of the beautiful Easter spring day enveloping me…ahh, it was the best feeling. 😌 And add on an absolutely amazing, fluffy contemporary book filled with cute characters, ukeleles, blogging, waffles, and the color yellow? YES PLEASE! 💛

From the first page, I was captivated by the story. It goes on to follow Tessa, who’s lost her sight for 100 days, and Weston, who’s determined to show her that there’s beauty in other things besides sight. But then they start falling for each other, and Weston’s afraid she’ll stop treating him like a normal person if she figures out his secret.

First off: I loved (most of) the characters! Weston was my absolute favorite. He’s such an amazing big brother and he makes amazing waffles and is “obnoxiously optimistic” and plays the ukelele. And for some reason, I kept picturing his character as Joshua Basset (except with no legs) the whole time. 😂

I didn’t like Tessa that much at first, and I definitely preferred reading Weston’s chapters a lot more. Especially because sometimes she would write like this:

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d r o w n i n g.

It was slightly annoying at first, but then I grew to love her character more and more as the story progressed. It was so cool to “see”, or rather hear, touch, smell, and taste the story and the world through Tessa’s eyes, even though she was blind. And she was so relatable: she’s a writer, has a blog and a super amazing and supportive group of blogging besties, and she writes poetry!

I didn’t care for the character Rudy that much, but I adored Weston’s little brothers and Tessa’s grandparents! And her grandpa’s church and her grandma’s concern for her and Weston’s brothers who literally think he’s a superhero. I loved them all! 💛

Second, the story was amazing! I don’t read very many YA contemporaries (I normally read MG contemporaries or YA fantasy/dystopian), so I was a little worried about the plot going nowhere. It turned out to be a super solid and thoughtful plot, showing the relationship between Tessa and Weston go from hate-to-love with amazing flashbacks to Weston’s past sprinkled in at the perfect moments, and ahh, it was such a cute story! I especially love how it was separated into sections of smell, sound, taste, touch, and sight.

And that cover – I know you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover and everything, but seriously, I can’t stop admiring the cover and all of its gorgeousness. And every little adorable artwork has something significant to do with the story, and you appreciate it so much more after reading the book! At first, I thought the cover was beautiful, but after reading it I was like, “And those are the waffles, and there’s her laptop, and that’s the polaroid camera, and ASFDKASLKDFJ; THAT’S THE YELLOW UKELELE!” The yellowness and aesthetic of it is so gorgeous, and I love the cover so much I ended up taking a ton of aesthetic-looking pictures in the backyard with it. XD

Content: I was very surprised when the characters would swear out of nowhere. One of my main complaints about the book was that sometimes they would say curse words (it wasn’t terribly frequent, thankfully, and I guess it was technically a YA book, so 🤷‍♀️) Also, there were one or two scenes where Weston and Rudy would fight, but it was always a sort of game and it wasn’t described in horribly violent detail or anything. There was also a very brief scene where a creepy dude harasses the main character, Tessa, by grabbing her wrist.

Overall: This book was so incredible! It was a cute, romantic, and poignant read that left me thinking about beauty and made me appreciate the sights I see around me in a whole new way. 10/10 recommend this book and I 11/10 recommend reading it on the porch with a refreshing drink and lots of sunshine. 😉

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Whatdduya know, I finished this by tonight! I hope you guys check out the book because I loved it and think you will, too. Have a happy Easter everyone! Christ has Risen!

Have you ever read this book? Isn’t Abbie Emmons amazing? Do you love waffles? Opinion on the color yellow? Did you like the photos I took? What did your family do for Easter today? (We did online church, Easter baskets, an egg hunt, and me and my sister are going to go camping in our backyard tonight!)

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Double Review: Francesca’s Scrunchies + $25 Curling Iron!

Hey guys! First off, I’m so happy that you guys liked my March Lookbook post! I’m hoping to make more fashion posts like that and start posting more of that kind of format/style. 🙂 Today I’m going to be reviewing some scrunchies from Francesca’s that I got last weekend (two weekends ago by the time you’re reading this!) and I’m OBSESSED with them, lol! The other product I will be reviewing is $25 curling iron that my mom got for me (I believe she got it from Amazon).

Oh, and before we get started I want to say a HUGE thank you because WE REACHED 100 FOLLOWERS!!! *confetti flies everywhere* Eeeeeep, I’m so happy and excited, thank you so much! It means the world to me that so many of you guys would take the time to actually read my posts and then decide to follow along. THANK YOU! Hopefully, there will be a very exciting surprise coming late April to celebrate, so stay tuned! 😉

**Quick disclaimer: This post is not sponsored!** Let’s get right to it, starting with the scrunchies!

SCRUNCHIES

They come on a cute little paperboard cutout that can be used for storing them, which is great! When I first saw these, I fell in LOVE with the colors (blush pink is my thing, lol!) and they’re so, so soft.

The elastic is super strong yet just stretchy enough! Ahh, I’m still dying over those gorgeous colors. These scrunchies are just amazing quality – when you buy them off of Amazon, usually the elastic is super loose and flimsy, the fabric is weak, and there’s not a scrunch to it. It’s worth it to pay those few extra dollars and the quality be 100x better!

They hold super well in your hair – unless you’re going to be working out or doing something crazy active, they’ll stay in without using a hair tie under it. My hair is super thin, fine, and slippery, so I have to wrap it around three times for it to stay, but if you have super thick hair you could *maybe* get away with two!

There are 5 scrunchies in white, beige, bubblegum, rose pink, and maroon for $14.99! I definitely think it’s worth the price (in-store, they even had a buy-1-get-1-free deal so I got one for my friend’s birthday!), and I would 10/10 recommend these awesome quality scrunchies! You can get them here (once again, not sponsored lol).

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hoson curling iron

First off, it comes with a handy-dandy instruction manual, and of course the curling iron itself! It also has a nice cord (more on that in bit). It comes in four sizes: 1/2 in, 3/4 in, 1 in, and 1 1/2 in. I’m pretty sure I have the 1/2 inch – as I mentioned above, my hair is pretty long but reeeeally fine and thin, so I needed a smaller one. It has a convenient little rubber tip and a wire stand to prop it up when setting it down or heating, and the handle part is plastic (I think?).

It has some nice on/off buttons with buttons that allow you to adjust the temperature and even a little screen to view how hot it is, which is super nice and a lot more than you’d expect from a $25 curling iron! It can heat anywhere from 175 to 400 degrees (Fahrenheit).

It also comes with this unnecessary glove that’s way too big and makes my thumb look a thousand miles long, lol!

The cord is super thick and long, and it rotates 360 degrees on the iron so the cord never gets in the way!

Here’s a peek into the instruction manual (which is incredibly detailed for a curling iron, by the way). It gives you some technical info plus a sort of anatomy, and also some examples of “results” (which I’m pretty sure weren’t done with this iron and actually by professional hairstylists, but, oh well.) 😂

Alright, let’s try this out! I heated it to 275 degrees, but I recommend at least 300.

Lol ignore the fact that I’m wearing 3 scrunchies at once 😂

It’s really easy to use, and this is my first curling iron ever, so after a little bit of my mom helping me, I think I got the hang of it!

And that’s the final result! It creates some nice waves. Tight curls usually don’t stay, but that might just be my fine hair and my lack of using hair spray. The result is cute and easy, I totally recommend this inexpensive curling iron for easy results!

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Thank you so much for reading this post! I had fun making it, and I hope you had fun reading it, too. Stay safe, healthy, and happy, and expect more posts soon since I’m stuck at home and have nothing better to do! 😂😂😂

Do you like scrunchies? Do you ever shop at Francesca’s? Which color is our favorite? What curling iron do you use, and would you ever use this one? What have you been doing during the quarantine?

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