what i’m wearing to summer camp! (packing for camp pt. 1)

Hey daydreamers! By this time next week, I’ll be at summer camp! I’m super excited and totally freaking out because it feels sooo soon and super far away at the same time. I was super scared that I wasn’t going to get to go, but then it was going to still happen like normal! Unfortunately, they went and changed a lot of things to make it safer, like we’re mainly going to stay with our cabin group and no specialties/theme nights (except Alpha vs. Omega & Mission Impossible)/or large groups, which is sad! I’m still grateful I get to go though and I’m super excited.

Today’s post is going to be the first half of a 2-part series, packing for camp! In this part, I’m going to be showing you all of the outfits that I’m planning to wear at camp. This’ll probably change by the time I actually go, but it gives a pretty good idea of what I’ll be wearing!

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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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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:


a m

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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What’s On My iPhone (ft. How I Organize My Apps!)

Hey daydreamers! It’s Emmie here! Whew, has it been a crazy week…my school just started online work, and I went from being 100% bored to being 100% busy. (I don’t think I even have to explain why my school is online right now – I’m going to take a wild guess that you’ve heard about all the crazy stuff going on!) I was originally planning to do a “Things to Do When You’re Bored” post for today, but I didn’t like it and decided it wasn’t super original anymore, since that’s the only thing on YouTube right now. 😂

During some downtime the other day, though, I was watching Sadie Aldis (she’s one of my favorite YouTubers ever now, and she has Type 1 just like me, plus her videos are amazing! Thanks to Sophie for recommending her!) and she had an awesome video on how to organize your phone! I was inspired to try it out, and I’m so glad I did, because my phone looks way cleaner & more organized now. 😊 So I decided I should do a What’s On My Phone post! I’ve seen this all the time on YouTube but I don’t know if anyone’s ever done a blog post on this (if you’ve seen one, make sure to leave the link in the comments! I love to discover new blogs!), so I’m excited to try it out and hopefully y’all will enjoy reading this!

Okay, enough intro-ing…let’s get started! ⤵⤵⤵

I have an iPhone 8 in gold with a clear case. I used to have my grandma’s old iPhone 6, but all the sudden my Dexcom (continuous glucose monitor for type 1 diabetes) stopped working on there as Apple decided to be mean to all the older phones and mess up Bluetooth! Grrr! It worked out, though, because I was able to get an 8 since that’s the oldest it could work on!

I bought my PopSocket from Target with my own money a few months ago, and I really love it! It’s got this cool texture and the color matches everything perfectly!

This is my wallpaper! I recently changed it and I love how calming and aesthetic it is. I got it from Sadie Aldis’s Pinterest board. The color scheme is really cute!

On the “Widgets” side thingy when you scroll to the left, I have my current blood sugar, shortcuts (no clue why that’s on there), reminders, verse of the day from the Bible app, site stats for American Girl World (trying to figure out how to change it to this one, no such luck lol), and also my activity rings from my watch.

And if you swipe to the right, I just have my camera roll, which is taking a picture of my (wrinkly) backdrop, haha.

This is the first page thingy on my homescreen. I just organized my apps using the “shelf” method Sadie talks about in her video – basically, you sort all of your apps into folders. Then you take out your 3 most used apps from each category & put them next to it, creating a “shelf” with labels and storage! Isn’t that cool? It’s a super productive way to organize things and makes the stuff you use the most easy to access!

At the bottom, I have the 4 apps that I usually need to access most quickly: my Dexcom app (which tells me what my blood sugar is), iMessages (to keep in touch during social distancing!), Safari, and camera.

*fake gasp* Whadduya know! Safari just so happens to be open to this very blog! Oh, look, and that just so happens to be my most recent post! *EVEN FAKER GASP* I HAVE AN IDEA! You should just so happen check out that very post RIGHT HERE!

Did I just make a joke about shamelessly plugging my blog while actually doing so? Yes. Yes I did. (MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA)

I named the very top folder “technical”, and it’s basically to stash the apps that come with your phone and you can’t delete and may use every 6 years or so (except Alexa, that one I use every so often to fix or change stuff for my Echo dot).

Next to that folder, I have Settings, the App Store (which for some reason is telling me how to make a grilled cheese sandwhich, thanks Apple) and the Clocks app, which I think are all pretty self-explainatory.

Below that, I have a folder called “social”. Since I can’t have social media yet (I’m not quite thirteen, 6 months to go!), I just have the phone call app and contacts in there.

Oh, and I also have Bitmoji! This is mine – cute, right? It’s really fun to change up the outfits on my Bitmoji, even though I don’t send it to people a whole lot. Which reminds me, I need to put some shorts on my Bitmoji…😂

Next to that, I have my Pinterest app! I begged my mom to let me get it, and I finally got it a few months ago, yay! You can follow me at GirlOnPointe, I have a bunch of boards with outfits, ballet, drawing, room ideas, funny, etc. Beside that, I have an app called Messenger Kids, which I use to text and video chat my friends who don’t have phones/phone numbers, and the FaceTime app.

Below that is my “productivity” folder. In it, I just have the Pages app (which I don’t use but have it just in case), files (also unused), voice memos (use this sometimes), and iBooks (literally have never used this lol).

I also have my notes app, which I divided into a bunch of categories – as you can see, “songs” and “writing” have the most notes in them, because I always have my phone with me and whenever inspiration strikes I can jot something down, and then when I’m trying to write a song I can go back and look at the random lyric ideas and start from there.

After that, I have Reminders! I like this app a lot because I can use it for packing lists and also daily schedules (sort of like a bullet journal for me). I really like the new update where you can add colors and icons, and they have PINK! And GOLD! YAYYYY!

And I also have my handy-dandy WordPress app for blogging on the go. Shout out to Kaylyn and Christina, y’all were in my reader when I took this! The WordPress app is super helpful for uploading images, since I have an Apple phone but not an Apple laptop so I can’t AirDrop my photos. Instead, I just upload them to my WordPress account, open it on the computer, and voila! Images in media! I also use this for checking notifications, the occasional comment reply, and catching up on the posts in my reader.

The I have a folder marked school and church, which I have all my apps that are used for faith & academic purposes. I have Google Docs, just in case I need it, this awesome library app called Overdrive which lets you download eBooks but I forgot how to log in to, my youth group app, this cool thingy called measure, and an app called Numbers that I never use but always convince myself I need it.

Then I have my Google Classroom app! This is what my school is using to do online learning, aka school from home. It’s actually a really good program and i haven’t had too much of a problem adjusting to it. Typically, I do all my work on my laptop, and then I use my phone to turn assignments in (because it’s easier to just snap a picture and upload it from the app).

Oh, and then I just have my calculator app. Random life hack: Did you know that if you type in something wrong and want to delete a number, just swipe backwards at the top and it will delete for you? 🤯 MIND BLOWN.

And then I just have my Bible app! I don’t use this every day because I prefer my paper Bible, but I use this to find verses and occasionally do plans on. Isn’t this verse awesome?

Next I have all my apps related to health and fitness, such as sugarmate (a blood sugar tracking app), VeryFitPro (I need to delete this since this went to my old watch), the OralB app (also need to delete this) the Health app that comes with your phone, a nutrition info app called CalorieKing, and the DexCom clarity app which enables me to share my blood sugar patterns with my doctors.

Next to that, I have my Watch app and Exercise app, which basically gives you a report on your steps, calories, and exercise during that day or week.

Whoaaaah, we’re halfway there, whoaaaah, livin’ on a prayer! (I felt the need to say that.)

Then I have the entertainment folder, where Podcasts is all lonely. XD I know it kind of defeats the purpose to have a folder with one app in it, but I still wanted to have that lable for the “shelf”, so…🤷

Next to that, I have my Apple Music app! Some of my favorite artists right now are the Jonas Brothers, Kelsea Ballerini, Taylor Swift, Nick Jonas, and Riley Clemmons. I’m also currently obsessed with the album Fine Line by Harry Styles (so good!) and Happiness Begins by the Jonas Brothers is a go-to album for me. I’m also really into the songs Find You (RAMI Remix) by Nick Jonas, Rather Be Us by Tyler Rich, and also any of OneRepublic’s newer songs.

Next to that, I have the Netflix and Disney+ apps! My favorite Netflix shows are Alexa & Katie (BEST SHOW IN THE HISTORY OF EVER NO MATTER HOW OLD YOU ARE YOU SHOULD WATCH IT IT’S SO GOOOOD!), CHEER (everyone should watch this incredible documentary!!), and The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia (I binged this show during spring break and it’s awesome!). On Disney+, I don’t watch a lot of stuff on my own, but we watch a ton of movies on there as a family.

Next I have my photography folder. These are two editing apps that are super helpful for touching up photos and making creative designs, but unfortunately I forgot my login! I have these on here in case I finally remember how.

On the photography “shelf”, I have the Photos app. Wow, I have a lot of pictures on here! I have an excessive amount of screenshots, what’s up with that? 🤔😂

Then I just have iMovie, which I use to make fun and silly videos with my friends, not anything serious or for my YouTube channel, lol. When I make stuff for my YouTube channel, I usually do that on my computer.

Then I have a games folder – I used to play these games a ton, but now I don’t really use them that much. I keep them on my phone just in case I’m ever bored.

Then, I have my favorite games that I actually play: Slither.io (you have your own snake/worm and have to get rid of the others and eat as many dots as you can to grow big, it sounds weird but it’s really fun!), Design Home (you can design rooms for different clients and earn your own houses, it’s so fun and totally free, which is the best part!), and Wordscapes (this game is so relaxing but really hard!)

Finally, I have a category called “world” with compass, maps, Find My Phone, and the weather app next to it.

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WHEW! That was the longest post EVER. *checks* 2,000 WORDS?! If you made it through all of that, you win best reader ever! 👏👏👏Hopefully you read all of that, and if so, I hope you enjoyed! It was so fun to take the pictures for this post.And while you’re bored at home, if you want, you can read through some of my old posts if you’d like. Thanks for reading, and stay safe guys!

How do you organize your phone? What’s your favorite app that you have? What kind of phone do you have (if you have one)? What does your wallpaper look like?

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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!


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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I’ll never forget the day I found out I was getting my first pair of pointe shoes. It had been a long, crazy, horrible day, and I was feeling so stressed and frazzled when I walked into the studio, I couldn’t remember where to put my bag. I was pretty suspicious, though – there was supposed to be a parent meeting that day. And that could only mean one thing!!

My mom and I walked into the studio to find my class huddled in a circle around my teacher. She handed us each a packet that read-

Dear Emmie*,

The image of dancing on pointe as effortless is a mere illusion. Much energy and skill is required to assimilate hundreds of muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones to rise up and dance on pointe. Many dancers have impatiently waited for their first pair of pointe shoes only to be shocked at how difficult dancing on their toes can be. the results of such misunderstanding can lead to frustration, disappointment, and in some cases, injury.

As you begin your pointe study, please be aware that it is a privilege that is accompanied by significant responsibility.

1. Your attendance to each class is imperative.

2. You will be required to dance in the summer to maintain your sill and strength. If you don’t dance at least 4 weeks in the summer, you will not be able to return to pointe study at the beginning of the next fall term.

3. Don’t work at home in your pointe shoes on your own, as you may develop improper habits. Be patient and endure!

*Not what the letter actually said, obviously, it said my real name lol.

As soon as I saw the packet, I knew – it was real. It was actually happening. I was going to get my pointe shoes! And after 3 weeks of waiting, the day of my first pointe shoe fitting had finally come.

Hey guys! Today I’m doing something a little different – I decided to make a vlog about my first ever pointe shoe fitting! I filmed the entire day, from waking up, heading there, the actual fitting (sort of), and when I got back! I’m so excited about how this video turned out and I really hope you guys will like it!


CREDITS – Intro: Taylor Layman https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpEI…

Intro Music: Wanderlust by Nomyn https://soundcloud.com/nomyn Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/wanderlust-nomyn Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/Q66WFX4eeVw

Background Music: Audio Library

I really hope you guys enjoyed! I’m so sorry this video is SUPER late, but that’s because this took so long to edit and upload, plus I’ve been busy with dance and school so I haven’t had time to actually type this post up.

Do you have pointe shoes? Opinion on microwave mac-and-cheese? Have you ever danced before? How far can you go on your splits? Who’s your favorite YouTuber?

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