Blogmas Day 5: Winter Likes & Dislikes💙❄️

It’s December, people are in the holiday spirit, it’s cold outside and I know many people especially in my family that love cold weather. I actually am not one of them. Winter is honestly my least favorite season (mainly because of the weather) but there are still many things that I do love about it! I think it’s like that with every season right? Things you’ll like and dislike about it. Today’s Blogmas post is going to be what I like and dislike about winter.

What I Like About Winter❄️

  • Having hot chocolate, with marshmallows on top of course!
  • Movies
  • Wearing sweaters, cardigans, & boots!
  • The snow
  • Scenery- A beautiful blanket of snow, before there’s any footprints or slush. The trees coated in snow, all the decorations
  • Decorating the Christmas tree and yard
  • The holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year)
  • Shopping/great sales!
  • Soup. Yes, a warm bowl of soup or stew during the winter is amazing😋
  • Fuzzy long socks
  • Candy canes/peppermint. Gingerbread houses & Christmas cookies
  • Cuddling
  • Heaters/fireplace
  • Relaxing with a good book
  • Less bugs
  • Pajamas/onesies
  • Longer nights

What I Dislike About Winter❄️

  • Cold weather
  • Getting in & out of the shower while it’s cold
  • Not much to do outside like it is in the Summer especially for someone who doesn’t like being out in the cold much
  • Dirty snow, slush. Doesn’t look too appealing and it’s pretty messy.
  • Ice, slipping. Ugh! The worst!
  • Waiting for cars to warm up
  • Getting sick
  • Seeing the flowers die, bare trees, and dead grass
  • Getting out of bed in the morning. When it’s cold I just want to lay underneath the covers all day.
  • Having to bundle up to leave the house if it’s too cold out. I hate having to bundle up because it’s kind of uncomfortable.
  • Bulky coats. Bulky coats are definitely uncomfortable. Or maybe I’m the only one that thinks so?
  • Scraping car window of snow and ice. I don’t drive, but I’ve had to help people scrape their car windows before and it’s not meant to be a fun time.
  • Dry skin, but bloggers and vloggers can make great winter skin care content so that’s a plus.
  • Slow driving. It is so annoying when the roads are so bad but you have to be out and you have to drive or ride around very slow. I actually love car rides but I would prefer the normal speed.

Those are my Winter likes and dislikes. I’d love to know what you like or dislike about winter. Leave a comment letting me know. Leave a comment if you can relate to any of mine.💙❄️

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Blogmas Day 4: A Life Update💚✨

As many of you know, back in October I went through a rough time dealing with a break up and losing our apartment with other problems following. Some of those problems included more arguments, making sure our pets would still have a home because I definitely couldn’t just give my babies away, making sure I’d have a place to stay and sleep at night.

For a while I had all of my belongings with my family at the house I grew up in which turned out being a bad idea since many of my belongs were taken or misplaced. A lot of my little cousins stay there and would get into my things but also the adults smh.

Some of my craft materials were thrown away, old back up phones taken (got them back fortunately) but the thing that really upset me was several of my brand new notebooks being taken from me. One in particular I wanted I already have a feeling who took it because they asked for it before it came up missing, I said no because it was one of my newest and favorites but I GAVE them another one instead. This is an adult I’m speaking of. My family knows how I am about my writing so for them to do that really hurt. I will never take anything there again. I’ve dealt with this since middle school so I guess I should have known better. Or maybe people just shouldn’t touch what doesn’t belong to them? 🤷🏽‍♀️

Things have gotten a little better since October but I’m still working to get through this whole mess and on my feet. I’m currently still living with my cousin, her sister has twin boys 5 months old which I’ve been babysitting a lot more lately. They’re adorable and their laughter and smiles will warm your heart but of course babies require a lot of time and attention, especially when there’s two. It can get frustrating at times but I’d say I’m getting plenty of practice for my own some day.

The pets are doing just fine and Izabelle is a lot more comfortable now but I miss them more and more each day. When I go to visit, Izabelle and Zoey both come next to me to lay down, be held, or rubbed. Sometimes I want to cry because they really are like my babies. Not just them, the guinea pigs also. I hate that they don’t have as much floor space anymore but we’re hoping to fix that for them or we’ll have to find them a new home. This is probably what’s the most stressful out of the whole situation. I’m gonna move on from this part of the update before I breakdown lol…

For Thanksgiving I spent time at a few different homes with family, I ate at two of them. I always look forward to my family’s Thanksgiving cooking, it always tastes amazing. Dessert too! I had lemon cake for dessert. Thanksgiving this year also fell on my nieces birthday, we threw her a surprise party the next day. More great food, and entertainment! All of the kids (my nieces and cousins) did dance performances and I’m thinking they need to give me some lessons ASAP😆

No I’m serious. Those kids can really dance, I was proud lol. I hope they stick with it and get even better. Maybe even get into gymnastics or cheer. I’m a little upset at myself for not recording an actual video, I had it on SnapChat instead without saving.

Speaking of SnapChat, I’ve been thinking about having mine for blog updates and a way for you all to get to see a bit of my life, or by using instagram story. I’ve never used Instagram story but I think it’s pretty much the same.

I have not checked any emails lately. Mainly because I got a new phone an have not downloaded gmail, I don’t have my laptop right now so I’ve been blogging by phone, and because I desperately need to clean my inbox. I’ll have to make sure I get to that soon.

As far as my relationship goes at the moment, we’re still working on it but things still aren’t feeling the same between us. I just want to officially end on a positive note if it comes to that. No hard feelings, no arguing or any of that. A new year is coming and I definitely don’t want to start the new year on a bad note.

I’d love to update you all on everything that has been going on because there is a lot more to this story and some things I have to let play out before I can speak on them. But I’ll leave it here for now. What’s going on in your life lately? How are the holidays treating you so far? Let me know in the comments.💖

Blogmas Day 3! What Am I Watching??💚✨

It’s day 3 of Blogmas and as I’m typing this I’m thinking about ending the night cozying up next to the heat and watching a good movie. It’s one of my favorite things about the holidays and tonight I’m going to share some of my favorite movies to watch during the winter. What movie will you be watching?

❄️My Favorite Christmas/Winter Movies❄️

1.Elf Elf is definitely one of my favorite comedy Christmas movies😂. I had to include it first, but this is in no particular order.

2.Holiday In Handcuffs I’m not sure if any of you have seen Holiday In Handcuffs before, I first saw it on ABC Family several years ago and loved it ever since. A waitress tries to fool her parents by kidnapping one of her customers, a handsome guy, bringing him to her parents and forcing him to pretend to be her partner for Christmas. A comedy with romance. If you haven’t seen it already, you might like it.🙂

3.Dr.Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas Okay, we all know how The Grinch stole Christmas right? Classic.

4.The Polar Express I’d say this is another classic. I think I’ve watched The Polar Express at some point during the holidays each year.

5.The Nightmare Before Christmas 6.Snow Day

7.The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion The Witch & The Wardrobe

8.The Ultimate Christmas Present This has to be one of my favorite Disney Channel Christmas movies.

9.Snowglobe Snowglobe is about a woman who is given a snow globe which turns out to be magical and transports her into a Christmas wonderland where everyday is December 25th.

10.Snow Dogs

11.Mr. Popper’s Penguins 12.Jack Frost

Those are just 12 of my favorites but of course there are so many others that are just as wonderful to watch. What are some of your favorite holiday movies? Do we share any favorites? Which movie from my list would you watch if you could after reading this? Let me know in the comments.💚

The 2nd Day of Blogmas!💚✨

It’s the 2nd day of Blogmas!

Blogmas wouldn’t be complete without a wishlist of course, so for day 2 I’ll be sharing my personal holiday wishlist. I don’t count on getting much this year and Christmas isn’t about gifts especially when you’re older, but I thought it would still be fun to look around and create a list of what I would like if Santa or any loved ones came to visit this year😊

I want:

Cute notebook/planner

New iPad

Cute phone cases

Jewelry

Question: Is it weird to ask for notebooks as a gift? I’ve actually never done that and now I’m wondering why🤷🏽‍♀️

I need:

Lotion

Blanket

I’ll wear:

Underwear

Pajamas/slippers

Cute scarf

Sweaters/sweatshirts

I’ll read:

Milk And Honey by Rupi Kaur

The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur

Girl Boss by Sophia Amoruso

One Of Us Is Lying by Karen M.Mcmanus

Into The Water by Paula Hawkins

But something I would really love:

Something personalized with my name on it (other than a t-shirt or mug) or with a personalized message from the one gifting me. I think that would be really thoughtful and sweet.

That wasn’t much to ask for and not long if a list at all right?😊

What are some things on your Christmas wishlist this year? Let me know in the comments.💖✨

Merry Blogmas! I’m participating💚✨

Merry Blogmas dear blog friends! It’s actually quite weird for me to say because this is my first time participating in Blogmas as this is my first year as a blogger. But also because I haven’t been posting as frequently, especially not everyday I haven’t done that in months. So much is still going on and I’ve been a bit busy, I plan to do a life update next week to fill you all in.

This month I will be posting everyday, early or late so just stop by when you get the chance to see if I’ve posted. I understand that some people do not celebrate Christmas or the holidays so for that reason there will be Christmas, winter, and other fun related posts.

As for Blogmas Day 1 I will be doing a simple post to get things started.

How many words can you make out of “Merry Blogmas?”

My list is down below. Comment what other words you came up with that I may have missed (3 or more letters.)

To make it more fun and challenging, time yourself and see how many different words you come up with in say…5-10 minutes?

❄️MERRY BLOGMAS❄️

Games

Male

Smear

Base

Bears

Beg

Bag

Roam

Rome

Rose

Globe

Rosary

Roar

Brag

Robe

Mole

Labs

Legs

Oral

Orgasm…(Okay, at this moment I realize I’ve placed oral and orgasm together… I could have switched words around or taken one out but what fun is that? We’re all mature here right🙂)

Gamble

Gamblers

Memo

Loser

Maybe

Mobs

Army

Sober

Real

Berry

Goals

Glare

Rare

Able

Bore

Sore

Soar

Lame

Germs

Meal

Solar

Some

Years

Mayor

Gear

Rear

Rags

Lag

More

Same

Blogs

Slob

Blame

Ears

Mom

Mars

Sorry

Marry

That’s what I have on my list but I’m sure there are so many others! I’d love if anyone comments any big words they find also. See you all tomorrow for day 2 of Blogmas! A Golden Blogmas💖

Happy Fun Friday!✨

7 Day B&W Photo Challenge: Day 7!🖤

Hey everyone! Day 7 has arrived for me in the 7 day black and white photo challenge that I was tagged in by David. Thanks again David for sending me this opportunity.✨

The rules are simple and blog challenges are always interesting and fun so I’m glad to participate.🖤

The Rules are:

• Seven days.

• Seven black and white photos of your life.

• No people.

• No explanation.

• Challenge someone new each day.

For the last day, I’d like to challenge Mia who blogs at Beautiful Inspiring Creative Life. She’s really good at photo editing and has a great eye for inspiring images and content in general so I think she’d be great for this, but of course if any of you reading would like to participate I challenge you as well! ☺️

7 Day B&W Photo Challenge: Day 6🖤

I was tagged to join in on this 7 day black and white photo challenge, anyone can participate. I’ve made it to day 6 so there’s only one picture left after today☺️

The rules are simple and blog challenges are always interesting and fun so I’m glad to participate.🖤

The Rules are:

• Seven days.

• Seven black and white photos of your life.

• No people.

• No explanation.

• Challenge someone new each day.

Today I’m going to challenge Shannon who I know loves taking pictures, and they’re always great shots! Check her blog and Instagram out to see for yourself☺️💖