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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Amber Talks Dance, Favorite Bible Verses, and More | The Emmie Show Ep. 4

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

Today I’m going to be interviewing Amber from Dancing For The Holy One! I loved how this post turned out, and I’m excited for you to read it. We chatted all about dance, pointe, blogging, and more. My questions are in bold font and her answers are in regular. All of the photos in this post are from Amber’s photo gallery. Okay, let’s get to the post!

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Diamond Talks Bullet Journaling, Marvel, Photography Tips & More! | The Emmie Show Ep. 2

UPDATE: I accidentally deleted the version of this post that had the images in it, but they’re back now! Yay!

Episode 1: Hannah @ Tween Peek

Hey daydreamers! Welcome back to another episode of the Emmie Show/another Bonus Wednesday Post! If you’re new, in this series, I talk with different bloggers all about their blogging journey, advice, and fun questions about them. (If you missed the first episode, you can check it out using the link above!)

In today’s interview, Diamond and I chatted all about blogging, as well as bullet journaling, the MCU, photostory and photography tips, Taylor Swift, and more! Let’s get right into it. My questions will be in bold font, and Diamond’s answers will be in regular.

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ROOM TOUR 2020! // birthday bedroom makeover

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Hey daydreamers! I’ve missed y’all! I ended up taking a much-needed break from blogging last week because…it was my 13th birthday! I had the best birthday ever, starting with a beautiful balloon arch made by my parents, iced coffee and chicken minis from Chick-Fil-A (YUM), followed by an amazing birthday party with a few of my close friends! We stunted, did spa stuff and makeovers, and watched a really sad movie lol. It was such a great day and I’m so grateful for my parents and amazing friends!! 🤗 What have you been up to this week?

As you could tell from the title, it’s finally time for the long-awaited ROOM TOUR!! I’m so excited for this and I love reading these types of posts, so I hope you guys will too! Since my birthday is over and my room is pretty finished, I decided to finally show you guys the “after” of my room makeover. I know that not everyone gets to do this and I feel really lucky and grateful for this room! (Also, isn’t it cool that my dream room post from awhile back is kinda my room now??)

Okay, without further ado, let’s get into the room tour! (Also, any white blobs are covering up personal information, just FYI.)

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what’s in my cheerleading bag!

Hey daydreamers! As some of you may or may not know, I’ve been at cheer camp this week and it was super fun (and insanely exhausting)! Since we aren’t allowed to do stunts and stuff like that because of coronavirus, they basically shoved four halftime dances, the fight song, a million chants, a bunch of cheers, technique, and a bunch more into our brains, plus a ton of conditioning and stretching within five days. It was a lot, but also super fun and I got to see my friends who are also on the team!

At my school, it’s K-12, so there’s one cheer team for junior high (the team I’m on) and one team for varsity/high school. Our JH team is super small this year, so we’ll only have one stunt group, and my best friend and I are going to switch out as flyers and I’m so excited!

I’ve done a What’s In My Backpack and a few other dance bag/volleyball bag posts, and all of them have done super well and I had fun making them, so I decided to do a post showing you guys my cheer bag for camp! Without further introduction, let’s get started!

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summer goodies giveaway (ft. asha batchelor’s summa collection!) {CLOSED}

The giveaway is now closed! The winner will be announced on Wednesday.

Hey daydreamers! I don’t normally post today, but I’m going to start doing “Wednesday Bonus Posts” every so often whenever I have something quick to share or to tide you over until the next post!

As you could tell from the title, I’m hosting another giveaway! I’m super excited about this one and I think you guys will love all the items in it! We’ll be getting to the rules, bonus entries, what’s included, and all that fun stuff in just a bit!

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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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Changes to the Blog! + SURVEY!

Hey daydreamers! So you might have noticed that lately I’ve been really inconsistent and disorganized with this blog. My posts haven’t been going up on Saturdays like they’re supposed to, and everything just feels slightly off.

So I thought some changes definitely needed to happen around here! Don’t worry – nothing too drastic is happening. I’m not quitting blogging or anything. I just thought a few changes might need to be made to get things working smoothly around here!

design

Don’t worry, the ballerina theme is going anywhere (I paid like $20 for those graphics, sooo….😂)! I’m thinking about switching my theme over so it feels new and fresh, and also switching up the fonts. The ballerina featured image is getting kind of old, too, so I thought of a cool Polaroid idea to accent the ballerinas! What do you guys think? Is there anything about the design you think I should change?

schedule

Lately, I’ve been having trouble getting posts up by Saturdays, because Saturday afternoon I’m like “shoot, I need to make a blog post” and then I start one but I run out of time and energy to finish it. If I don’t finish by Sunday, then it usually never goes up…

So I’m thinking of doing more of a scheduled approach that spreads the workload throughout the week:

  • Monday: Finalize what the post will be
  • Tuesday: Make a list of stuff that needs to get done in order to make the post
  • Wednesday: Write/photograph most of the post
  • Friday: Finish post and schedule
  • Saturday: Before it goes up, add finishing touches and images!

Hopefully this will keep me on track a little better!

community

I don’t know why, but lately I’ve been slacking on reading and replying to emails and comments. I’m so sorry if your email has been waiting in my inbox and I haven’t replied yet! I’m going to try to be a lot better about replying to comments and emails right away.

Also, I’m going to start leaving a comment on every post I read, because I know how happy I get when someone leaves a comment on my blog and I want to spread that to other people! 😄 I haven’t been reading a ton of posts lately and I feel like I’ve been missing out on all of y’alls incredible content in the blogging community, and I’m so sorry about that!

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I’m going to start posting more specific content related to the categories on my blog. Right now, my categories are beauty, blogging, books, dance, fashion, journaling and art, lifestyle, music, travel, uncategorized, and writing.

I’m thinking about starting a new series about how young people can start blogs called Blogging Elementary! I started out when I was just nine, and blogging has helped me in so many ways. Most bloggers right now are teenagers (even at twelve I’m pretty young for a lifestyle blogger!), but I think we could encourage young bloggers to start creating and we can expand the blogging community, especially with doll blogging! What do you guys think?

I’m thinking about starting some other series, too – what do you guys think?

survey

Finally…I decided to make a survey to see what YOU guys think! It would mean absolutely a TON to me if you took the time to fill out the survey – it only takes a few minutes. 😀 And make sure to share this post so more people can take the survey and DD can be better than ever!

Take the survey here!

see ya next week!

Thanks for scrolling through this post and checking out the new changes! Please make sure to take the survey and shoot me a comment below on what you think! 😀

And remember, if you share this post by reblogging, pinning on Pinterest, sharing on social media, emailing a friend, or any way you’d like, leave a comment letting me know how you shared it and you’ll get 3 FREE desktop wallpapers delivered straight to your inbox! This month’s theme is yellow and I’m super happy with how it turned out!

My Nighttime Routine! // VLOG

Hey daydreamers! Today I have a fun video for you guys. I had a ton of fun making my Winter Break Morning Routine post, so the other night I decided to vlog my nighttime routine!

Thanks for watching! ❤️ BLOG: https://diaryofadaydreamer.home.blog ❤️ Intro: Taylor Layman ❤️ Endcard: EditingByMatthieu ❤️ Music: Audio library

I know I sound like a typical YouTuber when I say this, but I genuinely hope you enjoyed this video and thank you so much for watching! You can head on over to my YouTube channel (and maybe subscribe) if you want to see more videos like this, plus I post some American Girl World content there too!

What does your nighttime routine look like? Don’t you hate it when you get shampoo in your eye (lol)?! Any other moon-phase-recorders-with-frustrations like me? XD

P.S. – If you share this post by reblogging, pinning on Pinterest, sharing on social media, or sending the link to a friend, you’ll get three FREE desktop wallpapers sent straight to your inbox! Just leave a comment telling me how you shared this post!

it’s here. — Emmie Awards 2019 NOMINATING! | CLOSED

NOMINATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU!

Hey daydreamers! It’s that time of year – the snow is falling (well, everywhere except Texas, where it’s 62 degrees as I write this), Christmas lights twinkle from the branches of the tree, and stockings are hung on the mantel as children daydream of Santa’s gifts on Christmas eve…

Sorry, I went into Christmas carol mode there. 😂 What I’m trying to say is, it’s December, and that means…the Emmie Awards are BACK, and better than ever!

If you’re new to any of my blogs, you probably don’t know what the Emmie Awards are. (Get it? Emmie? Emmy? Yes I’m a genius I know) Ever since 2017, on American Girl World I’ve hosted the annual Emmie Awards, which are awards given to the best bloggers of the year and YOU get to vote for and nominate them.

Here’s how it works: Basically, there’s 10 different categories that a blogger can win. (Like Best Photos, Best Collab, Blog of the Year, etc.) In the comments, you’ll nominate your favorite bloggers for each category!

Then, nominations will close on the 14th, and on the 15th of December I’ll post a survey where you can vote for the winners of each award! When voting closes on Christmas Day, the winners will be notified by email on the 26th and they’ll have the chance to write an acceptance speech for their award.

Finally, the winners will be announced on both American Girl World and Diary of a Daydreamer. Then we’ll have a giant blog party in the comments to celebrate the winners! Got it?

You’ll learn just HOW to nominate your favorite blogs for the Emmie Awards at the end of this post! First, let’s check out this year’s categories!

This award is for the collab series or post between two or more bloggers that you really enjoyed, connected with, or felt inspired by. This award goes to the most creative and stunning collab of the year – so nominate your favorite in the comments!

Who do you think of when someone says “lifestyle blogger”? Nominate them for this award! A lifestyle blog is a blog that covers topics like the blogger’s interests, events in their life, fashion, photography, and more.

Do you have an old favorite doll blogger or a brand new one you just discovered? Any blog featuring dolls, toys, or stuffed animals can be nominated for this category! This award is for a doll/toy blog featuring exciting and creative photostories, great quality photos, and well thought-out characters.

You can nominate any blog for this category that focuses on books, characters, reviews, and most importantly, is written by a bookworm! Blogs like these make you want to read all the books they review to investigate them for yourself, include amazing photos, and show incredible effort in their content.

Note: if the blog you nominate was designed by someone other than the blogger, the credit goes to the designer! A stunning blog design can make or break your blog’s success. And some blogs accomplish that perfectly, creating an aesthetic and beautiful environment on their blog that makes you feel like you could scroll through their feed forever!

Is there a certain video, vlog, or stopmotion that you can’t stop rewatching? This award goes to a blog who posts amazing video content on their site OR has a YouTube channel associated with their blog. You can nominate a specific video, or just a blog in general who always posts quality movies!

Some blogs have gorgeous, aesthetic photos with perfect lighting and setups. Behind those amazing photos are hours of shooting and editing, so reward your favorite photographer for all their hard work by nominating them for this award!

This award is for a tutorial post that’s super easy to follow along to. A tutorial can be a craft tutorial, recipe, follow-along routine, or anything that’s meant for you to try out and follow along to! Videos count for this category, too!

This award is for the best new blog that started in 2019 OR has been public for year or less! So a blog started in December 2018 counts and so does a blog started in March 2019, but a blog that started in May 2018 doesn’t count. Got it?

And lastly, the most prestigious and highly coveted award in the entire Emmies… the honorable title of Blog of the Year! This award is given to the blog that really shined this year. Their posts were on point and they connected with their audience, and showed incredible creativity. This award is a huge honor, so nominate your most favorite blog of all time for this one!

HOW TO NOMINATE

All you have to do is comment down below! Some rules:

  • You cannot nominate yourself for an award
  • You can technically nominate me for an award, but that would be kinda strange lol
  • You are allowed to campaign on your blog to get nominations (like making a post asking people to nominate you for whatever category)

Here’s a template for what you can say.

  • Blog of the Year: Blogger Name @ Blog URL
  • Best Lifestyle Blog: Blogger Name @ Blog URL
  • Best New Blog: Blogger Name @ Blog URL
  • Best Blog Design: Blogger Name @ Blog URL
  • Best Videos: Blogger Name @ Blog URL OR Video Name @ Video URL
  • Best Photography: Blogger Name @ Blog URL
  • Best Collab: Blogger(s) Name(s) @ Blog URL(s) OR Collab Name @ URLS of posts in collab
  • Best Book Blog: Blogger Name @ Blog URL
  • Best Doll Blog: Blogger Name @ Blog URL
  • Best Tutorial: Tutorial Post Name from Blog Name @ Post URL

what are you waiting for? let’s get nominating!

NOMINATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU!

P.S. – If you share this post by reblogging, pinning on Pinterest, sharing on social media, or sending the link to a friend, you’ll get three FREE desktop wallpapers sent straight to your inbox! Just leave a comment telling me how you shared this post!

NOMINATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU!