Words Of The Week✨

Unabashed- Not embarrassed or ashamed. Unapologetic.

Concatenate- (Kahn-kat-uh-nayt) to link things together in a chain or series.

Extemporaneous- Spoken or done without preparation. Unrehearsed.

Anecdotal- Not necessarily true or reliable. Based on personal accounts or observations rather than facts or research.

Sanguine- Optimistic or positive, especially in a difficult situation.

Feckless- Irresponsible, careless. Lacking initiative or strength of character.

Assiduous- Showing great care and perseverance.

My Choices:

*Brazen- Bold and without shame.

*Euphoria- A feeling or state of intense excitement and happiness.

*Supernova- The explosion of a star. A star that suddenly increases greatly in brightness because of a catastrophic explosion that ejects most of its mass.

Those are our 10 words for the week, let me know in the comments if you’ve used any of them before. Let me know if any of them are new to you. Write a sentence if you want for extra cool points:)

Check out previous words here

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Today’s To Do✨

How was everyone’s weekend? How is everyone’s Monday going? Mine is just getting started. I’ve been up since about 8 AM but my boyfriend is home for the holiday.It feels kind of weird, like he’s at work with me for the day lol. I don’t know but with him here I just want to relax and watch movies. Maybe he can help me with some of my tasks.

Here is today’s list:

✔️Light work out

✔️Feed/clean after pets

✔️Laundry/fold clothes *finished yesterday 

✔️Dishes *finished yesterday 

✔️Vacuum *finished yesterday

✔️Watch The Real

✔️Words of the week

🌸Read/Comment/Respond *getting as much as I can before I fall asleep

✔️Read a few chapters

🌸Plan for the week *Nope. Try again 

✔️Relax on balcony

✔️Check daily post/daily word *choosing not to write about today’s word “Detonate”

✔️Create some Story prompts *Still working on some

✔️Check email

✔️Post to Instagram 

✔️Stay in a positive mood despite the unfortunate things going on (I’m trying🌻*so far good)

What do you like to do when it feels like the world is crashing down on your shoulders? Basically, what do you do when you’re stressed tf out and feel like you’re only 1 more problem away from crazy? Comment below✨


I’ll be changing the featured image for Today’s To Do in June.

We Can Be The Change

Please take the time to read this. Please take the time to take responsibility and take action in making a positive change in this world. We can do SOMETHING.✨

Dreaming of Guatemala

There have been a lot of very negative things going on in the world recently … but I’ve realized what the best step for all of us to take is. There is something we can all be doing to make this world a better place, even if that difference is significantly small. By taking on one small random act of kindness at a time, we can do so much in the ways of being the change we wish to see in the world.❤ Please keep reading to learn more.

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When times of terror greatly affect us and cause us to fear forour protection, anxiety begins to take root within us. It’s the natural reaction; it is frightening to know what people are capable of, and how we might one day be personallyaffected by this hatred and evil. The thought of our own safety, as well as those that…

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Short Story Saturday!

Today’s short story is a game play conversation between four teenage friends at a sleepover. But how well do they really know each other? How close and caring can they really be? I’ve listed some basic information about each of the characters. Maybe you can play along as you read?

2 Truths, 1 Lie

Bonnie- 17 years old, Aries, loves all sports, hates the color pink, very outgoing, outspoken, also thinks she’s the “leader”

Alina- 16 years old, Cancer sign, loves pastel and neon colors, kind of outgoing, likes to read and write, rarely listens to music surprisingly, usually very positive and cheerful, is a cheer leader, kind of into fashion

Sarah- 17 years old, Sagittarius, popular, confident, most people find her attractive, loves pink, outspoken, probably the “leader” of the group, very strong personality

Hope- 16 years old, Pisces, doesn’t have a favorite color, shy/reserved, quiet, usually the one to go unnoticed, observant/good listener, sweet, really pretty (if only she knew)

Sarah: Are you girls up for a game?

Hope: What kind of game? It’s 1 AM. Is it scary?

Sarah and Alina snicker a little

Hope: It’s not funny!

Sarah: It kind of is Hope. What are you scared for? I just want to play 2 truths 1 lie.

Alina: OOOH let’s play! That sounds fun!

Hope: Yeah, that does sound kind of fun I guess.

Sarah: Bonnie are you in?

Bonnie: You know I don’t really care.

Sarah: Of course. Anyway, you all know how the game goes right? We’ll each tell 2 truths and 1 lie about ourselves and we’ll have to guess which 1 is the lie. Who wants to go first?

Bonnie: You should.

Sarah: Alright fine I’ll go first no problem… I have a wealthy aunt and uncle who sends me $300 every week,  I hate the color orange, I want to be a teacher. Which two are the truth, and which one is the lie?

Alina: OOH! I wanna answer first I think I know this. I think the lie is that you hate orange. I’ve never seen you in orange, not that I can remember.

Bonnie: Nahh, I think the lie is she wants to be a teacher. She probably wants to be a fashion designer or something. But I never heard about a wealthy aunt or uncle. She definitely doesn’t want to be a teacher.

Sarah: Hope, what’s your answer?

Hope: Well I actually remember you telling me you wanted to be a teacher one day. Unless that’s changed? You asked me if I thought you’d be a good one. I still think you would. I think the lie is that you hate orange.

Alina: Did I get it right???

Sarah: You and Hope both got it…Right. I’m sorry Bon, but you was wrong. As shocking as it may seem, I definitely do want to be a teacher. And my aunt is pretty wealthy, she’s a lawyer and her husband is a doctor. They don’t have any kids. I don’t know how they make it work.

Bonnie: Wow, that’s probably how. That is shocking though. But i’ll go next. I was in ballet for 3 years, my least favorite sport is football, I sometimes drink my parents beer when they’re at work. Which one is the lie?

Sarah: You’re so bad ass! You drink, that’s got to be true, The lie is you took ballet! I bet you cringe at that thought.

Alina: I agree, I can’t see you ever being in ballet. That’s the lie.

Hope: I think you’re bad ass, but I don’t think you would drink that’s the lie. But you aren’t afraid to get rough and dirty so I don’t know… uhhh… I’m sticking with what I said. The drinking is a lie.

Sarah: The lie is ballet! Girls that play in dirt just don’t do ballet!

Bonnie: Well…This girl has. I hated it. I was in ballet when I was 6 until I was 9. My mom made me do it and she finally saw how it was ripping me a part and let me quit. I started hanging out more with my dad after that. I think she’s still a little upset about it to this day. Hope was the only one right. I don’t drink.

Alina: That’s so funny! I just imagined you looking so uncomfortable in your little tights and pink tutu.

Bonnie: Yeah enjoy it because that’s the only time you’ll see me in a pink tutu, in your imagination. Who’s next?

Alina: Me next! I write songs and sing the lyrics to myself, I was the captain of the cheer leading team in 4th and 5th grade, I like the color black. Which one is my lie???

Bonnie: You like the color black is a lie. You’re more into girly colors as far as I know.

Sarah: Hmmm… You was probably a cheer leader since you are now, but maybe not the captain. I’ll say that’s the lie.

Hope: Well I know you write, a lot. I know you’re into cheer leading soo, maybe liking black is the lie.

Alina: Wow! You’re all wrong. I mean Hope you’re not entirely wrong. You all know I love writing! But I prefer to write stories and articles, not song lyrics. That was my lie. Pastels are my favorite colors but I like that black can go with so much. It’s your turn Hope.

Hope: Okay… I want to be a news reporter, I was once going to be a child model, I haven’t had my first kiss yet. Which-

Sarah cuts Hope off

Sarah: You’re too shy to model! I know you’ve been shy your whole life, I wish you’d grow out of it but some people never do. But those quiet ones are the sneaky ones so you probably have had your first kiss and just haven’t told us. I’m saying the lie is that. You’ve had your first kiss. Probably way before any of us.

Bonnie: Oh leave her alone, there’s no telling how many kisses you’ve had hot ass.

Sarah: Whatever. I’ve only kissed 2 guys thank you very much. What’s your answer?

Bonnie: I say you don’t want to be a news reporter so that’s the lie.

Alina: I agree. News reporters have to do all that talking, in front of a camera on live TV for everyone to see. Yeah, that’s the lie Hope. I can see you working from home or something. People that work from home can make a lot of money! Trust me, I watch a lot of YouTubers and read a lot of cool blogs. You can find out anything with the internet. There’s ways. Maybe you should look into that.

Sarah: Okay don’t be extra Lina. Who was right Hope?

Hope: None of you actually.

Sarah: What!

Alina: You were gonna be a model??

Bonnie: You really wanna be a news reporter?

Hope: Being a news reporter is one of my top 3 options and my mom was gonna put me in pageant shows and modeling when I was 7, I use to get invitations but I begged her not to make me.

Sarah: You should have. It could have broken you out of that shyness, maybe you could have won. I would have.

Bonnie: You would have went or you would have won?

Sarah: Both.

Bonnie: Wow. Suuure you would. Conceited much?

Alina: Never mind that, we seriously need to start talking and listening to each other more. This game just showed us a lot about our friendship!

Sarah: Shall we play another?

“NO!” They all say in unison.

Alina: Yeah, no more games tonight Sar, i’m tired. Maybe later. Let’s get some beauty sleep.

Hope: Goodnight.

Bonnie: Night.

Sarah: Fineee. Goodnight.

Sarah turns the light out and they each fall asleep. Best friends fornever 💕

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Better Sleep Better Me; Better Snooze Better You!😴✨

Do you ever struggle with sleeping at night? Are you what they call a night owl?
I knew I wasn’t the only one! I get it. Sometimes you’re just not tired, sometimes there’s way too much on your mind to be able to rest. Sometimes you’re busy trying to finish things before the next day. Sometimes you just can’t get comfortable. I have the same issues. Well, until I started researching and learning more about the subject, and using a few tips.

Do you know what happens during a nap or full night of sleep? Do you know why it’s important to be getting enough hours of sleep each night?

May is better sleep month to encourage people to establish better sleeping patterns and learn more about what really goes on while we sleep.
Here’s a graphic of the sleep cycle for more information, along with some of my tips for a better nights sleep.

leesa_sleep_cycle_x2_v03Learn anything interesting? You’re probably eager to know those tips I have so without further ado, let’s get ready for bed;)

1 sheep, 2 sheep, 3 sheep, 4-

Are you falling asleep yet? Does counting sheep help you fall asleep? Me either! My tips below will work a lot better. Trust me.

12 Ways I Ensure I Get A Good Nights Sleep:

1. Try to be busy throughout the day. I find that I get my best nights of sleep when I’ve had a work day or I’ve been out of the house for a few hours. Workout, go out with friends/family, whatever gets you active for a while.

2. Limit your naps. I know naps can be good, but too much of anything is bad right?Sometimes you think you’ll only take a little cat nap, next thing you know you’re waking up hours later thinking it’s the next morning and you’re left wide awake for the rest of the night.

3. Try not to sleep in. Simple enough. There were times I would sleep until 2 PM. I would end up falling asleep around 2 AM.s

4. Have a full meal. I try to have a filling meal a couple of hours before bed or have a snack right before. Who can fall asleep on an empty, growling stomach?

5. Limit light and electronic devices. This should be a no-brainer. I can’t fall asleep if the TV is on, I’m blogging, or liking pictures on Instagram.

6. Read a book right before bed. I find that if I read during bedtime my eyes will get tired quickly and I’ll be able to fall asleep.

7. Try to go to sleep and wake up around the same time. Develop a sleeping pattern. Once I started doing this it was like my body knew exactly what time it was, what time to go to bed and when it’s time to wake up.

8. A hot shower or bubble bath will definitely relax you for a good nights sleep.

9. Temperature. I don’t know about you but I can’t sleep if it’s too hot or too cold. The temperature has to be just right. I like the temperature to be steady also, or have plenty cover ready. Sometimes I have the air on and after a few hours I find myself waking up trying to wrap up in more cover.

10. Wherever I’m sleeping has to be neat and clean. Can you agree? If you can’t work properly in a mess without discomfort, i’m sure you can’t sleep there either.

11. Don’t fight it! I can’t count how many times I’ve tried to fight my sleep just because I was trying to get something done. You’re just going to be missing out on time that you could be resting, you might even win that battle and wake yourself back up! It’s happened to me before.

12. Have a great mattress of course! If you want, you can check out Sweet Home’s review on the Leesa, an online luxury mattress that you can try for 100 nights risk free!

Not getting enough sleep not only affects your mind and body, but also your appearance. They don’t call it beauty sleep for nothing! Sleep better this May, and every other month from now on:)

I hope you’ve found this post and my tips useful. What tips can you add? Leave a comment below.

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Today’s To Do: I WILL Complete!✨

✔️Feed/Clean after pets

✔️Watch The Real

✔️Post to Instagram

✔️Light exercise (push-ups, stretching, etc)

🌸Read/Comment/Respond (Doing some now and some tonight)

✔️Record for pets YouTube channel *recorded and uploaded

✔️Post Fun Friday

✔️See about working out car issues *Gonna be without for a while. It’s always something. Blah.*

✔️Read a few chapters

✔️Check my Email

✔️Delete more pictures from phone

✔️A sleep related post (later tonight)

✔️Plan Short Story Saturday

✔️Work on some new images (will do new image for my to do list, and maybe my Fun Friday header image also) *Will start using them during June*

That’s all for now. I’ve been a lot more productive today than the rest of the week so that’s good. I was going to add laundry to the list but decided to hold that for tomorrow. Today has already been full of tasks and stress. I’m about to go eat a little lunch before coming back to read a few blogs, I waited too long to eat a 2nd meal and now I’m feeling weak.

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Fun Friday #9☺️ Edit With Me

A lot of images included. I wouldn’t recommend viewing on mobile app.

Edit With Me: Video Edition 

Happy Friday everyone! If you read yesterday’s To Do list you know that I didn’t plan today’s post at all. I listed a few ideas in my notebook and that was it, i’m not even going with any of the options I listed. Today’s Fun Friday post I will be showing you all how I edit my YouTube videos for my pets channel, but this can be used for any type of videos.
Let’s jump right into it!

I use an app called PocketVideo, it is on Apple and Android devices.

This is what it looks like when you first open the app.

Obviously i’m going to be using YouTube Vlog, later i’ll be using the Instagram option. This is what it looks like, you can add a title image, an image from your camera roll, or just start by uploading your video. I’m going to add my own Title image that I created with another app. If you’d like to know more about that app let me know in the comments.

I’ve also added the video i’ll be using.

Next i’m going to go in and add some text to my title image, I want it to say what this video will be about. There are so many text options to choose from but I’ll go in the Dynamic section.

Now i’m going to change the font and color

The “cue” option is very useful. I don’t like having the text show throughout the whole video, so with this option I can set when I want it to pop up and when I want it to fade.
The only big problem I have with this app is it only allows 10 minutes of recording, that’s usually enough time for my videos but today I needed a bit more space so I had to make 2 separate videos, so that’s something to keep in mind. Here i’ll just save this video so I can upload it and start the 2nd part.

It will ask if you want to add music. For this particular video I didn’t but if you want to just hit yes and you’ll get this screen:

Add your music if you want, keeping copyright in mind of course, and hit finish. Let it render and compose.

My 10 minute video took about 7-8 minutes to upload.
I uploaded the first video, deleted it from my phone to clear storage and went on to make the 2nd video. I won’t repeat the first steps again, but here i’ll show you that you can also add GIFs and stickers to your video. I’m going to be adding some hearts so that’s what I searched.

I also added a speech bubble towards the end and a transition pushing out. In PocketVideo you can also split/trim your videos, resize, draw a sketch, add filters, and do voice overs. Save to your camera roll when finished or add directly to YouTube. This one was a lot quicker to upload since it was only about 2 minutes long.

I mentioned that I would show the Instagram feature later, it is now later lol:

I chose square. It’s very similar to using the YouTube Vlog feature, but this time i’m going to be using a template, I chose something simple:

I then changed the text to what I wanted, changed the color, and resized.

Save it just the same as earlier, and upload to your account:)

I hope you enjoyed this weeks Fun Friday post. If you want to watch the videos I uploaded, visit our channel here:) & the Instagram page here.💕

Do you have a YouTube channel?  What apps or programs do you edit videos with? Leave a link to your channel and a little about what type of videos you post in the comment section✨

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