First “Fun Friday” Post🤗


I wanted to start a “Fun Friday” series on my blog but couldn’t decide what to start with. I was reading through my first few posts about naming things, and having baby fever which gave me an idea for my first Fun Friday post! 

Names I love, but wouldn’t choose for a baby👶🏽🤔 

This has also been a trend on YouTube. You can search “baby names I love but won’t be using” or “10 names I love but won’t be using” a ton will come up! I’m into names that are cute and unique, not too common but also not too different. I also have a thing for “A” names.

Here is my list- I’ll start with girl names💖

  • Ava- I really love this name because it’s short and sweet. It has a really nice sound when you say it but it’s so popular! That is why I wouldn’t choose this name. Maybe a variation could be Eva or Avalyn?
  • Aria- Another short, sweet sounding name. I first found a love for this name when Pretty Little Liars TV series came out. This name has also become popular, but not as much as Ava.
  • Arabella- Beautiful baby girl name! Sounds like she’d be a princess. I wouldn’t use this name because “Bella” is again, too common and also because there is already a baby girl close in the family with that name.
  • Alana- This is just a name I’ve always liked since I was a kid. I couldn’t see one of my daughters with the name though.
  • Maraiah/Mireya- Another name I’ve liked since I was a kid but it’s too close to Mariah, which is still a pretty name but eh. Mireya also means Miracle.
  • Amira- I love this name but probably wouldn’t choose it. Not sure. It has a pretty sound and is a name for Princess.
  • Aniyah- This is one of the first names I said I would name my daughter if I have one. Now, probably not lol only because I like other names better.
  • Anastasia- Don’t we all love this name? Any of us that are into princesses. I wouldn’t choose this name because it’s just too long for me and also… it’s my ex’s ex girlfriends name. Which would be a little weird to me lol.
  • Ariella- I like this name instead of Ariel. But again it has that popular “Ella” end. I sound very picky😂 
  • Halona- I like this name for the meaning, of happy fortune. It sounds okay too.
  • Hayden- I like this name but it’s too close to Jayden. I would possibly use it for a middle name.
  • Hope- Another name I like but would probably only use for a middle name.
  • Julia- Pretty sounding name but I couldn’t see myself using it.
  • Haleina- This name is a name I found from a YouTuber I watch.
  • Nova- I think it would make a nice name for a baby girl, it means new; young. But she won’t always be young. I also think of supernova but that has to do with stars lol.
  • Sofia- I love this name but I’d rather use it for a pet lol. Or a middle name.
  • Paisley and Haisley- I think this would be cute for twin girls.
  • Aerilyn- I have no clue where I got this name from lol it sounds peaceful, like fresh air or something, idk..
  • Traeh- Pronounced (Tré-ya) I’ve only seen this name used once and it’s another YouTubers name that I watch. It is heart spelled backwards. Remember when Nevaeh (heaven backwards) became a bit popular?

That’s all for the girls💖

Here is my list for boy names💙

  • Andre/Aundre- Since I love A names this would be a perfect name… if it wasn’t too common.
  • Rowan- I like it, not too common not too different. I just couldn’t see it for my son.
  • Landon- Becoming very popular. 
  • Carter- Another popular one, but I would probably use this as a middle name.
  • Nathan- Simple but nice. Unfortunately a guy I was involved with has that name.
  • Elijah/Alijah- I like it with the A.
  • Isaiah- I like this more for a middle name.
  • Jayden- This name can be used for boy or girl but is way too common. I have a baby cousin (girl) with the name but spelled “Jaedyn” which is really cute.
  • August- If he is born in August maybe.
  • Caden- Kind of common.
  • Azavier- I saw someone mention this name instead of Xavier, I think it’s pretty cool but just not for me.
  • Marcellus- I like how this one sounds but I’m not a fan of M names for boys.
  • Andriel- Instead of Adrian or Andre, how about Andriel?
  • Aiden- We all know this is a common name lol
  • Alaric- I couldn’t see myself ever naming my son this but I really like it. I first heard it on The Vampire Diaries.
  • Aris- Love this name! A friend of mine chose this one already though.
  • Arlo- Cute sound, short, A. But I think I like it best for a pet.
  • Ezra- This is another name I got from Pretty Little Liars.
  • Idris- I couldn’t name my baby after a celebrity but If you don’t know who the famous Idris is (Idris Elba)… look him up 🍫
  • Reese/Reece- Really nice name just not my favorite

That’s all for both my lists💖💙 

Some of the names will not be on the list because they are names I might choose if I do have children one day☺️

If you see your name or your child’s name like and comment below. Which names from my list are your favorites? If you enjoyed reading this, create your own list✨

Until next time, love Lee.

Dancing in the Rain💧(A poem by Lee)


One lonely night the sky starts to cry and the wind sings loudly

The grass and the trees dance swaying from side to side 

Some leaves shimmy down 

Onto the wet ground

As the skies tear drops play a tune in the night

Drip drop, drip drop 

Until the night calms

Drop drop, drip drop

Until the cry stops.

✨Whenever there is rain or stormy weather in general in your life, take a moment to find joy in that moment- go ahead and “dance” or smile! Do whatever you need to do to feel better and get through it because that storm will pass, the sun will shine again, and the rain from the night before won’t even matter anymore.✨

Love Lee

International Day of Happiness😊

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(Photo from Live Happy Magazine)

While every day should be a day to celebrate happiness, March 20th for many is the official International Day of Happiness. The celebration was introduced in 2012 and celebrated for the first time in 2013 as a way to recognize the importance of happiness in the lives of people around the world, and a reminder that it does not have to come from materialistic things. Happiness can come in the form of friendship, family, health, and emotional well being.

Don’t worry, be happy! No matter where you are in life and what your situation may be.

So today I have a challenge. How many of you can come up with a list of 20 things that make you happy? That’s right- 20! The list can not include money, or getting new/nice things (materialistic) If you accept this challenge repost this or create your own post with your list. Here is mine:

20 Things That Make Me Happy:

  1. Smiling/Seeing smiling faces
  2. Giving or receiving compliments
  3. Reaching goals
  4. Music
  5. Books
  6. Writing/Blogging
  7. Food
  8. A night sky full of stars
  9. Alone time when I need it
  10. Being with true friends/family
  11. A newborn baby
  12. Animals
  13. Feeling full of energy
  14. Knowing I’ve helped or inspired someone
  15. Learning
  16. Visiting new places
  17. Waking up every morning because one day you won’t be able to.
  18. Coming together on the holidays
  19. Knowing that I can be comfortable in my skin and feel beautiful and worthy
  20. Uplifting and seeing people uplift others instead of putting each other down

I did it! Can you? If you don’t think you can come up with 20 things that make you happy, how about a list of 20 positive quotes?

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Until next time, love Lee!😄❤

The Versatile Blogger Award

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Here is my 2nd award for the day, nominated by the lovely Cheila. She’s SO sweet, you can check her blog out at Pink For Days. Thank you so much!❤️

The Rules:

  • Display the award on your blog.
  • Thank the blogger that nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Share 7 facts about yourself.
  • Nominate 10 bloggers for the award and provide links to their blog.

Seven Facts about me:

  1. I love being a Pisces lol. Many people don’t care much about zodiacs but most things I read about it fits me well. The only part I don’t like so much is being so sensitive.
  2. My favorite subjects in school were English and Psychology.
  3. So far, my longest relationship lasted 4 1/2 years.
  4. I just turned 23 years old this month.
  5. My biggest celebrity crushes were Trey Songz, and Nick Jonas.
  6. When I own a house I’d like to have 4 guinea pigs, and a kitten and puppy that get along well:) That would be so adorable!
  7. I am not a fan of rice. I just don’t like it, never have. I’ll only eat it with Chinese food if I cant taste it lol.

My nominees:

  1. Feel My Hustle
  2. Chaosxdblog
  3. TwentySomethingtenactity
  4. Don’t Give A Jam
  5. Chloe Lu Ye
  6. Victoria Affleck
  7. PensivePalindrome
  8. WanderlustCalls
  9. Be-you-tiful
  10. AvaniTheNerd

Are my nominees ready to share their 7 facts? Looking forward to reading:)

Until next time, love Lee.

Sunshine Blogger Award🌞

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Good morning lovely readers! It’s Monday again, and today I’ve got 3 posts coming your way:)

As you know, I’ve been really busy getting ready for my first apartment. During this time I received the Sunshine Blogger Award from Kirti, at The Ink Star City and The Versatile Blogger award from Cheila at Pink For Days which I will be doing in the next post. Thank you both for nominating me!❤️

The Rules:

  • Thank the person(s) who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog
  • Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you
  • Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post and/or on your blog

My Nominees:

My Questions to the Nominees:

  1. If you could change your birth name, would you? What would you change it to?
  2. What is your favorite thing to do on a rainy day?
  3. What is your favorite thing to do on a hot Summer day?
  4. Have you ever searched for a four leaf clover hoping for good luck? Did you find one?
  5. Can you name 5 things that are green?
  6. If you could move to any state or country/continent right now, where would you move to and why?
  7. What is your least favorite color?
  8. Which would be harder for you to do- telling someone you love them for the first time, or telling someone that you do not love them back?
  9. Name one thing other than (food, water, shelter, cell phone, or person) that you could not live without?
  10. Would you rather live in a world without electricity/technology, a world without deadly natural disasters, or a world without poor/rich everyone is middle class?
  11. What is the first Dr. Seuss book that comes to your mind?

My Answers to Kirti’s Questions:

  1. Tell us 3 things you that love to do, other than blogging? 3 things I love to do other than blogging are, listening to music/writing lyrics, DIY crafts, and seeing new places.
  2. If you are given the magical powers of being invisible for one whole day, what would you do? If I could be invisible for one whole day I would probably just go out and enjoy nature without a care in the world. I’d be free to do whatever I pleased because no one would be able to see me. I could get closer to animals just to observe, I could scare away a bad guy if I came across one lol.
  3. Have you ever played the game ‘Truth or Dare’? If yes, then what is the most daring thing you have done on this game? I’ve played truth or dare a few times back in middle school. The only one I could remember was at a friends sleepover, my dare was to kiss her dog lol. I’m an animal lover and she was such a cute little puppy. I’d say I had one of the finer dares, as one of my friends was dared to choose between drinking toilet water or hot sauce- she didn’t choose the hot sauce like many of us probably would have lol.
  4. Would you like to have a different ending for any movie that you have watched? If so, tell us about the ending you would have preferred and why? I can’t think of any movies on the spot that I would change, but I LOVE the Twilight Saga and if it were up to me, the last movie wouldn’t have been the last:)
  5. If you get the chance to go out for shopping with any celebrity, whom wound you choose? I would probably have to pick Jhene Aiko. Not because of her exact style but because she’s my favorite singer so I think we’d have a great time we share many interests, possibly write a song on the way, and we’re both Pisces.
  6. What will be your perfect holiday destination be like? I haven’t traveled much yet so I’d love a holiday almost anywhere lol! If it’s a holiday, most likely just somewhere the whole family can be together, even if it’s just at a house. If I had to choose a vacation destination, it would probably be Jamaica, or California, Florida, somewhere warm with a beach and a lot to explore!
  7. What is the craziest thing you have done along with your bestfriend? I’m at that point in life where I don’t really use the term “bestfriend” but my boyfriend, I could consider to be that. We haven’t done anything too crazy yet, but we have purchased 3 guinea pigs and that’s something a few people think is a little crazy, or weird lol.
  8. Share an old memory that keeps on surfacing on your mind quiet often. I can’t think of just one that keeps surfacing as I have quite a few with old friends and my mother, all of which are very bittersweet memories.
  9. Name your favorite television series and tell us why you love watching it. I can’t say that I have an actual favorite at the moment. Television just isn’t the same as it once was. I love the show Pretty Little Liars but sadly it’s last season will be premiering this April. The show had a long run so I am glad it lasted as long as it did. I love watching it because it keeps you at the edge of your seat, it keeps you wondering and guessing things, trying to put clues together and its not predictable. Once you think you know something, like who a killer may be- you might be shocked to find out how wrong you were. I also love The Voice, it’s a vocal talent show much like American Idol but contestants get blind auditions, and get to choose a coach/judge to work with if 1 or more judges turn their chair. This season the judges are Adam Levine, Gwen Stefani, Alicia Keys, and Blake Shelton!
  10. If you ever get a chance to act as yourself in front of the camera, which movie will you choose? Hmm, this may be hard to choose lol but If I could be in Twilight and play as myself that would be wonderful! Or even play as Bella because her character reminds me of myself a lot.
  11. Name a book which has changed your way of looking at life and motivated you in a positive way. I can’t name one specific, almost every book I’ve read has motivated me in a positive way, they always make me think of the future I could have with writing books, they always provoke my imagination into coming up with great stories of my own.

I loved answering these questions and I cant wait to read your answers to mine:)

Until next time, love Lee.

My Apartment MUST Haves

Getting your very first apartment/home is an accomplishment to be proud of and it’s also exciting. You finally get to be out on your own in your own space, even if it’s just a small apartment. Even if it’s not the fanciest or most expensive apartment, it’s still yours to call home. Yours to decorate and have your own set of rules. So, what to do with all of this new space? Aside from all of the obvious things needed (food, utensils, bed, etc) Here are MY apartment must haves:

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MUST HAVES:

  • COMFY couch and fleece throw. The couch for the living room MUST be comfortable to sit and sleep on lol. And I just have to have a fleece throw on or near by in case I want to Netflix & Chill, or take a nice afternoon nap.
  • Decorative pillows!
  • Recliner or accent chair
  • Coffee table
  • Storage cubby organizer or shelf unit
  • Tv in living and bed room
  • Candles
  • Lamps
  • Beautiful, inspirational wall art
  • Gold decor
  • A pets allowed apartment!
  • Space for my guinea pigs, and cat soon 🙂
  • Book shelf (if enough space available)
  • Vacuum
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Fan/Heater
  • DIY bulletin board/Dry erase board (some type of to do list/planner)
  • Calendar
  • Wine and wine glasses! Yes, very specific lol. I want to always have a bottle of wine available and wine glasses to drink from for my own personal time.
  • Desk area
  • Vanity
  • Full length mirror
  • Blender
  • Microwave
  • Water filter/purifier
  • Extension cord
  • Nice/matching comforter set
  • LARGE clothes hampers (I need at least 2) lol
  • Dresser
  • An ottoman. I’d love to have this for sitting and extra storage.
  • Balcony table & chairs (Our apartment comes with a small balcony)

If it was a house (dream house) MUST haves:

  • In ground swimming pool
  • Entertainment room (Gaming, Movies, etc)
  • Sectional couch
  • Office
  • Furnished basement
  • Washer/Dryer hook up
  • WALK IN closets
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Big yard/Patio
  • Everything in the apartment must haves 🙂

What a list! I’m not even sure if that’s everything- yikes! lol. I may have forgot a few things or it’s just about right. I know I won’t be getting all of these things at once, but eventually I do plan to have most, if not all once fully settled in. Let me know in the comments your must haves. Is there anything on my list that wouldn’t be on yours?

Until next time, love Lee.

and happy living!

What have I been doing? +Updates

Hello lovely readers! It feels like it’s been SO long since I’ve made a post or read any but I’ve got time today and I’m very excited😊 I can’t wait to start my binge reading right after this.

So, what have I been up to? 

I’ve mainly been focused on ways of earning and saving money towards the new apartment, and other bills of course. This consists of working, cutting down on certain splurges and entertainment, and even pawning things for a little extra cash. I wish money did grow on trees.

My boyfriend and I have also been doing a lot of shopping, looking around to get some ideas of how we’d like to decorate and just seeing what different furniture/home decor stores have to offer. I actually plan to DIY a few decor items and have a short blog series on everything I make for each room- we’ll see how that goes lol. Stay tuned👀

While at hobby lobby I found a few lamps that I absolutely LOVE! I know I’m going to have a hard time choosing between them but either one will look very nice in the living room or bedroom. I’ll include pictures and prices below:


(My picture) I really love this Antique gold geometric lamp. Most of the lamps were $60+ but now are on sale! I’m glad we didn’t actually buy any yet😃


My pictures don’t really show these beautiful lamps any justice lol. All of them look as good as they do on the website photos. This one is a pineapple shaped lamp 🍍 how cool is that?! Who doesn’t love pineapples???



I must say that these last two lamps are my favorites. This one I love that the base is round, with that nice texture and that gold of course!



I actually couldn’t find this one on the website so I don’t know the exact price but look how beautiful they look! White roses?! Very elegant. I don’t see how you could go wrong here unless you get EVERYTHING white dirty. I think this would even be a nice wedding gift lol maybe. It reminds me of a wedding. What do you all think?

I also went to Michaels which is another hobby/craft store like Hobby Lobby. There I only picked up two items, which really could count as one but I can’t wait to use them!

When you get a new apartment or house, you have to get a key right? So why not have a nice keychain to put it on?


(Both keychains together⬆️)



This is something else the camera doesn’t do any justice for. The gold, and the rhinestones are so beautiful in person especially in sunlight I’m sure you could imagine. It doesn’t look cheap despite them both being nomore than $6. And look at the glasses on the little fur ball- OMG! 😍🤓

It’s going to be so fun adding my 🔑  and using it for the first time. Can April come any faster?

UPDATES:

-My birthday has passed but I will be celebrating this weekend 🎉 

-New post on Thursday!

-Stay tuned for a few series that will be starting (April,May)

Thank you ALL for reading and sticking around. Let me know in the comments which lamp is your favorite, and if you did anything exciting this past weekend.

Until next time, love Lee.❤️