my twelfth birthday // scrunchies, sugar, and shopping!

The night before, I was so excited, I couldn’t even sleep. I kept waking up in the middle of the night, so excited for the day ahead that my mind wouldn’t turn off and just go to bed! But finally, morning came – and I woke up to the sound of my family singing the Happy Birthday Song.

Chewy also helped wake me up – haha! He’s so cute. I was so tired, but I couldn’t stop smiling!

My mom made this adorable set up with all of my presents and huge, golden “12” balloons!

Sorry this picture is a little blurry! Me, Unicorn, and Chewy checked out the presents before I started opening them.

Guess what? I GOT AIRPODS!!! I’m actually listening to them as I write this! I was sooooo excited and suprised to get these, and apparently so was Unicorn, since she decided to photobomb…

Chewy hung out in the piles of presents and wrapping paper, lol. I’ll definitely do a huge birthday haul post soon! I’m so thankful for all the awesome stuff I got.

But before I knew it, it was time to head to school! I’m the one in the back with my eyes closed, and Taylor is the other blonde one behind Barkleysblog123, the girl in the light grey hoodie, and the one with lime green shoes is my friend Sarabi (Code names). Since my school is really small – like reallllyyyyy small, only 40-something kids in my entire grade, on your birthday you can pass out little treats at lunch! I decided to do a fun gift bag with skittles and scrunchies – it was so funny, the moment I opened the bag all the girls swarmed around me and grabbed their favorite colors!

Messenger Kids filter, haha

Finally, school ended! Since I was going to the mall with my friend Taylor (from this video and this video on AGW!), we waited in the church right next to my school while Taylor had a Spanish class. I set up my airpods, listened to music, and read a little while we waited.

I also had this really weird JoJo Siwa snack thing. ๐Ÿ˜‚ It had nothing to do with JoJo Siwa at all – for some reason they just slapped her face on the plastic seal and called it “Lunch Kitz”? Not a fan of JoJo, but at least the graham crackers were really good.

Pretty soon, Taylor finished her Spanish class! We changed out of our uniforms and headed off to the mall.

Taylor gave me this really cute card with LLAMAS on it! Funny story: When the card is folded up, it just says “You’re weird.” So I was like, gee, thanks, but then I opened it up and read, “Just as as me.” ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ I’m so smart. *sarcasm* It was hilarious!

After walking through Dillard’s, we headed to Franchesca’s and looked at all the cute jewlry and accessories they had! I also got these adorable rose gold sunglasses from there! (And yes, we’re wearing shorts and shirts in October. This is Texas, people.)

After Franchesca’s, we shopped at Justice (and had a competition to see who could make the weirdest outfit!), Vera Bradley, the Children’s Place, Claire’s, and Bath and Body Works! I took a picture of this weird dinosaur hand sanitizer holder there. We loved smelling all of the weird hand soap scents! I had an alarm set on my phone for 5:56 PM, the exact moment I was born twelve years ago, and just after it went off, Taylor found this birthday cake hand sanitizer! I thought it was destiny…and then I thought it smelled horrible. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Taylor took a picture of the reflection in my sunglasses, and I edited it and added bokeh! I think this photo looks REALLY cool. It reminds me of California or summer.

The food at the Cheesecake factory was really good! I ordered the mini cheeseburger sliders and french fries. Since it was getting late, we also got a cheesecake to go that I actually still haven’t eaten yet!

Haha, this picture looks really weird! Why are my hands blurry – and what’s with the light dot on my eye? ๐Ÿ˜‚ Since it was my birthday, they gave me a free dessert – a layer of brownie, with vanilla ice cream and tons of whipped cream piled on top! The whole staff sang Happy Birthday, and it was awesome!

I actually had a lot of sugar that day – I got three candies in science class, two cake pops at lunch, half a cookie in study hall, a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup for a snack, and the dessert and the Cheesecake Factory! YOLO, haha.

After that, we headed home and added stickers to my new Hydro Flask. Taylor and I watched a penguin movie and stayed up until 12:30 talking! I had a ton of fun on my birthday – it was one of the most magical days ever, and I’m glad I could share it with you! I’ll definitely be doing a birthday haul, and NEXT WEEKEND I’M GETTING MY POINTE SHOES, AHHH!

What do you like to do on your birthday? Did you read the llama card like I did? Isn’t Chewy adorable? Your opinion on JoJo Siwa? What’s your favorite store at the mall?

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Birthday Shopping Haul! (Ft. A CRAZY EXCITING Announcement!)

Hey daydreamers! Ahh, I can’t believe that I’m going to be 12 in 12 days! (Well, actually 11, because I’m posting this late but OH WELL.) That’s crazy! To celebrate, my Grandma took me on a shopping trip for my birthday, so today I’m going to be showing you what I got! Thanks, Grandma!

About that CRAZY EXCITING announcement mentioned in the title…well, you’re going to have to wait until the end of the post – BUT IT MAY OR MAY NOT BE BALLET RELATED. *is freaking out*

*BORING DISCLAIMER STUFF* I’m not trying to brag about what I got, no hate please, I’m just showing you, blah blah blah. Let’s get started!

First, my grandma took me to get my nails done, and I’m obsessed with this copper color! Thanks, Grandma! I mean, this obviously isn’t a shopping item, but…

First off, I got this cute sparkly notebook from Claire’s! It has the words “Pretty little thoughts” on the front, and comes with a little golden pen. I’m so excited to write in this once I finish my current diary!

Claire’s had this buy 3 get 3 free deal, so I got five different nail polishes! I got a dark pink, light blue, matte pastel purple, white, and a clear coat. I’m definitely excited to paint my nails more, and this was a big item on my wishlist!

Of course, I had to get some scrunchies from Justice! I’m addicted. I have way too many scrunchies, but I love these gold and mint teal ones! I’m super excited to wear these.

I also got these cute jeans from Justice! These are super comfortable skinny jeans, and they’re light wash – my favorite! I love the little embroidery and the faded look. These are so cute! I wore them today and GUYS THESE ARE SO COMFY! Plus they go great with my scrunchies.

Next, I got these adorable light pink leg warmers from Target that I love! They’re so comfy and cute. I’m super excited to wear these, especially when – oh wait, you’re going to have to wait until the end of the post. ๐Ÿ˜‰ MWAHAHA

Also from the More Than Magic line, I got this cucumber melon sheet mask! I looove sheet masks, and I’m really excited to try this one out.

I also got this sun kissed summer-scented body lotion! It feels really good on my hands. I’m not 100% a fan of how it smells, (but I do think the scent is growing on me!) but it’s really soothing to wear!

From Target, I also got this 5-pack of lip balm. I really needed these, since I’m running low on all of my lip balm and my lips are allllwaaays chapped. They all smell pretty good, and I love the different scents and flavors!

I also got this cute athletic grey tank top from Target. It’s super comfortable, and it’ll go perfectly with those jeans! As a dancer, it’s pretty important for me to be able to move in what I’m wearing, since I’m constantly stretching and practicing. Plus, the top is cute!

I also got these adorable purple/pink/blue marble leggings from Target! I love the gorgeous pattern on these leggings and all the cute little details, like the crisscrossing at the ankles and stitching on the sides. They also feel super comfortable and I can totally breathe and move around in them! I’m wearing them right now with a matching tank top that I have.

Okay, last but not least, we have the item I’m most excited about…a Quip toothbrush! I’m so excited to open this! Also, I love how the copper matches my nails PERFECTLY, lol.

When you open it up, you’ll find a code to order refill batteries and brush heads, the brush itself in a plastic tube, and a pamphlet thingy that has brushing tips, toothpaste that you can get, how to get started, why Quip, and more!

And here’s the brush! I literally brushed my teeth in the middle of this post because I wanted to try it out so badly, and IT IS AMAZING. It’s like the best of both worlds, regular and electric, all wrapped up in one (aesthetically pleasing, lol) toothbrush!

I hope you guys liked this post! Once again, huge thanks to my Grandma for taking me shopping, I had so much fun! I’ll probably do a separate birthday haul post with the things I’ll get for my actual birthday, and of course I’ll show you guys what I did!

Hmm, anything else? Nope? Alright then, thanks for reading, see you next Saturday! *waves*

Kidding…I’ve kept you in suspense long enough! (I mean, you probably figured it out, but…) IT’S TIME FOR THE SUPER IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT…I’m getting my pointe shoes!

*Squeals* If you skipped the post and scrolled down to the announcement, GO BACK AND READ THE POST. Okay? Done? Good! I’m going to my first fitting on October 19, and I’m so excited! I found out Wednesday, and I’ve spent the past few days hungrily devouring as much knowledge as I can: I’ve watched a ton of YouTube videos, the making of pointe shoe films, read articles, and I’m even reading this book called The Pointe Book! It’s really good, and I’ll definitely do a review soon!

Are you as excited as I am that I’m finally getting pointe shoes? Which item is your favorite? Do you like the new More Than Magic brand from Target? Opinion on electric toothbrushes? Light or dark wash?

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