Inspiration of the day✨

Ahh, life like a fairytale. Wouldn’t it be nice? It’s easy to get lost in our own minds, wanting to escape the harsh realities in life. But too much of anything can be harmful and sometimes we need to snap out of this fantasy we’ve created. Having your head stuck in fairytales and Lala land can become dangerous in the real world where things work a little differently. Identify what you’re trying to avoid or escape from, and figure out why you’re trying to avoid it in the first place. If you’re not Cinderella, you definitely should not be out wandering at midnight losing shoes lol, chances are you aren’t leaving your true love to get back home before your evil step mother and sisters. Something else is going on there. Instead of relying on drugs/alcohol, or trapping yourself in your own mind, find ways to escape within reality such as sports, blogging, photography, designing, or music.✨


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Short Story Saturday!



Listen To The Story Here

Names for this story: (twin sisters)

Marcella/Ella

Serafina/Sera

Some of the quotes I came up with for this story:

“If the inside is repulsive, the outside is fruitless/useless.”

“True beauty comes from within. Smile, it’s more attractive that a frown and will make you feel so much better on the inside and out. Love others but also love yourself. Be confident. Not conceited. Be selfless, not selfish. And you will always hold that beauty.”

I messed up a few parts in the audio and also lost my place towards the end, I had to do a little improv lol. Sorry about the mess up, the story is a bit longer than the others. I will add the written draft shortly. For now, please listen to the audio and let me know in the comments what you think of this Saturday’s story, or the quotes I came up with.✨

Written draft added below:

It was April 29th, which marked another celebration, another birthday for the Blaire sisters. Twin sisters to be exact. Their birthday was April 30th and they were turning 18 years old so it was very special this year. Although they were twins, they were still very different. Marcella, the first born older by 5 minutes was always the outgoing sister. She was very confident some would even say conceited actually, obsessed with her looks and herself in general. The younger sister, Serafina was more shy and reserved. She wasn’t as confident as Marcella and often felt like she was living in her shadow. It was a bit strange to others that they were twins but completely opposite in many ways. Marcella was into makeup and fashion whereas makeup and designer clothing usually made Serafina feel uncomfortable, or even that she was trying too hard to be like her sister. On junior prom, their parents and other students even “complimented” her several times about how she was starting to be ‘more like Ella’

Their parents ask them to sleep in the basement because they had a very special surprise for them that they wanted to be kept secret, and have ready in the morning.

Marcella: The basement? Do we really have to? I don’t get much signal down there and it gets way too cold.

Ella asks in a whiny tone.

“Do you want your gift in the morning or not? I know you’ll really love it.” Their mother responds.

Marcella: Fineee. I hope you’re right and it’s worth it.

She said back sounding spoiled and ungrateful.

“Sera, you’re okay with this right?” Their father asks.

Serafina: Yeah I don’t mind, it’s just one night.

Marcella: She doesn’t care about anything of course she would say that.

Marcella says jokingly.

Later that night…

Marcella: I hope it’s a car, or like a really expensive bag, or jewelry. But I really think it’s a car.

Serafina: What makes you think it’s a car? They didn’t get us one for our 16th birthday and you thought so then too.

Marcella: Well we’ll be graduating soon going off to college, they know we need one. And the fact that they’re making us sleep in the basement so we can’t see the garage and driveway area. Oh and just because I’ve been dropping hints.

Serafina: You’ve been dropping hints about a lot of things.”

Marcella: Oh whatever Debby. Let’s just get some sleep so we can get this night over with and see what it is. I miss my bed already but if I’m driving myself to school tomorrow it’s all worth it.

Serafina: Goodnight.

Marcella: Night Debby. I love you.

Serafina: Love you too.

The next morning the girls wake at the sound of the basement door opening and their fathers heavy footsteps, followed by their mothers heels clicking on the kitchen floor before coming down the basement stairs.

“Morning girls! Happy birthday! Get up it’s time to get ready for school aren’t you excited”

Marcella: No. We still have 30 minutes before the alarm shuts off.

Says Marcella, with that same whining tone.

“Well I’m sure you’ll appreciate the extra 30 mins to get ready this morning, come on. Get up like your father said.”

Marcella: Fineee.

Serafina: Morning mom. Morning dad.

Dad: Morning Sera, happy birthday hunny.

Serafina: Thank you.

When they get upstairs their mother tells them to go into their bedrooms to see their surprise. They did as they were told.

Marcella was of course thinking maybe they put the car keys in the bedrooms so they wouldn’t easily suspect it. Serafina didn’t really have any ideas, she didn’t really care actually. She would be okay with whatever they got but a car? Definitely not a car.

Marcella: You got us vanity mirrors? How cute! Not a car but still, cute. Thanks!

Serafina: I told you it wasn’t a car!

Sera teased.

“But thanks! I love it, really.”

She actually didn’t love it that much.

Marcella was already looking at herself in hers…

Marcella: Woah. Okay I gotta go take a shower and get ready. I look a mess.

“What are you talking about hunny you look fine. A few eye boogers in the morning doesn’t take away your beauty.”

Marcella: Yeah, its more than eye boogers dad. I’m taking a shower now. Thanks again!

Their parents hug them both and head off to work.

*

After their showers they each go into their bedrooms, pick out their best outfits, they get dressed, and sit down at their mirror.

As we know, Serafina isn’t really all that into makeup and fashion, she doesn’t want to be compared to her sister but she does sometimes wish she was the “prettier twin” whatever that is.

She looks into the mirror, staring hard at her imperfections as she fixes her hair.

Serafina: If only I were the prettier twin…Maybe I’ll wear a little makeup today.

She says to herself.

She reaches for her small makeup bag and grabs some mascara and a light pink lip gloss. It always gave the right amount of color without looking over the top, just how she liked it. Or was comfortable with at least.

When she looks back into the mirror she notices each of her imperfections or what she thought to be imperfections, her eyes, her nose, and forehead seem to be much larger than before, and she appears to be very distressed and afraid.

The girl she is looking at is banging on the mirror from the inside and shouting-

Let me out!

Why have you trapped me?

Why do you keep doing this to me?

Set us free or we both perish in misery, I am you and you are I Sera!

Set us free!

Serafina: How!? How did I trap you what is this??

Sera shouts back.

Serafina: I must be losing my mind. I, I must have waken up too early, i’m still tired or I’m still dreaming.

She squeezes her eyes shut tight for a moment and then opens them again

The distressed girl is still in the mirror staring at her, crying.

She says to Sera,

“You don’t see the Beauty, that’s the problem. You’re focused on the wrong things and have become so blind. I thought maybe you could see the beauty in me since i can’t myself. But I am you and you are I.”

Serafina: That doesn’t make any sense. That’s not a proper sentence, I don’t understand.

“You’re only looking at yourself Sera…Is this really what you think of me?”

Sera puts her hands up in front of the mirror to see if the reflection follows her movements, and it did. She then feels her face, she starts with her forehead, then her eyes, she goes down to her nose, and notices the reflection isn’t following, and everything feels small. Nothing like what she saw in the mirror…

The reflection starts to fade away, and Sera’s true image reappears…

*

Meanwhile, Marcella couldn’t wait to sit down at her vanity and apply her makeup.

She was ready to look her best and the best on her day. She had already brought all of her makeup over and spread it out in the little table. Her phone vibrates and she quickly checks the message, from a guy on the track team at their school.

The text reads:

Damn Happy birthday sexy! I know you gon’ be lookin good today”

She replies, with asking “when am I not? And thank you”

When she sits her phone down and looks back into the mirror she notices she still looks the same as she did before taking a shower. A mess as she had said.

She had bags under her eyes, wrinkles all over her face, and few pimples that she definitely didn’t notice before, but she appeared to be very angry and wicked like..

She quickly started to apply her makeup trying to fix whatever she was looking at. She had never seen herself this way before. She thought to herself,

It must be because I didn’t get that extra 30 mins of sleep. Didn’t even get a car. Now look what happened. The bags under my eyes are carrying all of that rest I needed.

But then, red letters are written on the mirror appearing to be in lipstick… Only Marcella isn’t writing it and no one else is in the room with her.

“If the inside is repulsive, the outside is fruitless.” The words read.

She became very frightful of this.

Marcella: Wth! Why is my mirror talking about fruit? I don’t understand.

“Useless”, it now reads.

She tries very hard to erase the words off of the mirror but it wouldn’t come off, the lipstick wouldn’t even smear. So then she thought maybe its electronic

She looks behind it to see if there’s a spot for batteries or a cord-

Nothing.

She looks back into the mirror and sees that all of the makeup she applied only made her look like a clown, or even a witch. An evil clown witch, still smiling wickedly at her.

She then says, “All the makeup in the world couldn’t enhance all of that ugliness inside. We’re so conceited, selfish, and wicked aren’t we Marcella? Don’t we look- Sexy?”

Marcella runs out of her room. Sera must have ran out at the same time because they run into each other in the hall and Marcella says,

“Those vanity mirrors are crazy!”

Serafina: A girl was in yours too?

Marcella: Not just a girl, more like some ugly evil looking creature! I don’t know what the hell it is but it wasn’t me!

Serafina: I think the mirrors are trying to show us that what we think of ourselves can have a very negative impact on what we really see in life. And how others may see us.

Marcella: I don’t see myself as a conceited witch thank you very much. What kind of mirror has the ability to do that, do you even hear yourself?

Serafina: Like I said, how others may see us. And I guess a vanity mirror can…

They each decide not to go back to their vanity until after school. To see if anything changes. Marcella wipes off all the makeup and wears just her natural beauty. They decide to focus less on their appearance and more on each other and making their lives better to see if that makes a true difference. And it did.

When they return back home after school and hanging with a few friends they look into their mirror and for the first time ever they both feel beautiful, happy, and selfless..

Both of their reflections in the mirror say to them,

“True beauty comes from within. Smile, it’s more attractive that a frown and will make you feel so much better on the inside and out. Love others but also love yourself. Be confident. Not conceited. Be selfless, not selfish. And you will always hold that beauty.”

Marcella and Sera both smile and think to themselves,

“Please just get us a car next year.”

From then on out, Sera accepts all of her natural beauty for what it is and doesn’t compare it to her sister or others. She realizes she can’t be so isolated and afraid to try new things all the time so she learns to step out of her comfort zone more.

Marcella realizes she has put too much focus on her appearance and trying to always be better than everyone else that she neglected the inside. Her heart, soul, and personality. She has learned to be kinder, more grateful and less focused on just being at the top of pretty.


Inspiration of the day✨

Okay ladies, let’s all laughs at today’s quote. I think it’s pretty funny, probably not the most inspiring though. You ready for it?


😂

You have to admit it’s actually kind of true, we sure can be angels and sometimes witches. Actually after thinking about it again, maybe I can apply some inspiration lol…

When someone breaks our “wings” or spirit, our heart 💔 or just whatever to put us down, we still have the ability to keep flying✨ 

Don’t make us have to get on that broomstick though, because things can get scary real quick!

LOL

How about that?

I hope you all enjoyed this funny little quote today☺️

Today’s To Do✨

✔️ Fun Friday Post

✔️ Watch “The Real” talk show (this is a Monday-Friday thing lol. These ladies are fun to watch and always have interesting topics)

✔️ Read/Comment on blogs

✔️ Inspiration of the day post

🌸 Read book

🌸 Introduce a tag I’ve created (still working on, so may be introduced next week instead.)

🌸 The Blue Sky Tag, & Sunshine Blogger Award (If I have time today. If not, will be doing them next week.)

✔️ Work on Short Story Saturday

✔️ Clean kitchen

✔️ Clean bathroom

✔️ Wash clothes, towels, and guinea pigs cuddle cups

✔️ Film guinea pigs for YouTube video

✔️ Pet shop to buy more hay for guinea pigs and shop for items to build c&c cage

🌸 Walmart and Family Dollar for stuff for apartment

🌸 Finish baby shower corsage

I think that’s all I have for today, I’m sure something else will come up as usual. Can’t catch a break lol. Hopefully I get everything accomplished, I usually have more energy on Friday but right now I’m in the middle so we’ll see! Let me know in the comments what your plans are✨

Fun Friday #5

This post will have a lot of screenshot images.

Good morning all☀️

We’ve made it to Friday again which is my favorite blog day of the week- Happy Fun Friday!

This Friday I decided to show you all my favorite games to play on my phone when I’m bored. I have an iPhone but some of these I’ve also played on android. I’ve played many games from the app store and these are the ones that I’ve kept the longest:


Let’s get started with Emoji Blitz



Emoji Blitz is another matching game but what I like about this one, that sets it aside from others is that you play with Disney and Pixar characters as emojis. You can also play missions and challenges.


Every emoji is not available for you to play with, you have to earn them or buy with coins. Every time you play a game you earn coins, including missions and challenges. You can also win coins by spinning the wheel every day.

Here are some of the characters you can play with:




The characters are up to date!👍🏽💕 

Let’s see some game play:



Our next game is UNOFriends. We all know what uno is right? Lol. Well the game has a lot more to offer than the regular card game.



You can play quick play mode, tournaments or UNO Journey. Companions (pets) help you in game, each companion has a different ability. So far my favorite is the white tiger. When you have the white tiger selected, when ever you play a draw two, all other opponents draw a card.

Let’s take a look at UNO Journey:





So many levels! Let’s go in game:


One of the boosts you can have is a new hand boost, so if you get dealt a hand that sucks, get a new one!👍🏽


If you play a draw four card, this is what the other player will see. You can choose to draw 4 or take a chance and challenge the other player. If you choose yes and they do have a card matching the previous color, they will draw instead. If they do not have a card matching the previous color, you will have to draw 6. So many things keep this one interesting🙂

Our last game in the Arcade is Paradise Bay. A friend of mine actually introduced this game to me and I haven’t stopped playing since. I usually hate town and farm building games because everything takes too long to build and grow but in Paradise Bay it’s worth the wait.


You get your own island to build and grow as you wish and you can also visit friends islands. 


Each holiday and season you can play for special prizes and pets. For the month of April you can play for baby chicks and an Easter basket with a cute bunny!


🐰

Unlock and discover other lands and trade goods.


Shop the world market where you can also earn coins by selling goods.


There’s so many ways to earn coins in this game unlike others👍🏽

There is even a pet sanctuary! You can collect pet stickers by completed certain trades to earn these pets:





Looks like I have enough stickers to adopt the striped tapir! Let’s add it to our island💙



Pets are also active when you tap them. Feed your pets for coins and goods like axes to chop down dead plants. 



Other games I enjoy:



I removed these games only because I needed more storage space on my phone. Fun Run is a cute racing game where you can race people from around the world or with your own friends, there are different boards to play and you can customize your character👍🏽 

I love Lep’s World because it reminds me so much of Mario! I like all the versions of this game but 3 is my favorite. Lep’s world also has a ton of worlds to play in!👍🏽

I hope you all enjoyed this week’s Fun Friday post.

Have you played any of these games before? Would you try any? What are your favorite games? Comments below✨


Inspiration of the day✨

If you haven’t read my last inspiration post, these next few days to kind of switch things up I’m going to post funnier quotes. Today’s quote is:


I thought this was super cute and funny, I would have never thought to come up with this quote using that wordplay. I even think going out getting a bit of sunshine is an outstanding idea! Summer is approaching, the weather is getting nice. Go out and enjoy life🤗☀️

If there’s a problem going on inside, step outside and be outstanding✨

Lol okay, getting too deep for this one?

Do you like this quote? Leave your comments.

Dawn Dagger Challenge

Good morning everyone! I’ve got a lot to do today but I’m going to start with this tag. I was tagged by the lovely Elsie to do this challenge so a special thanks to her:) Check out her blog, I’m sure you’ll want to follow.💖

Rules: 

  • Answer the questions given.
  • Give 10 questions for your nominees.
  • Tag 1-10 people!

 

Elsie’s Questions:

1. Did you have a favourite childhood toy? What was it and do you still have it?

I actually can’t remember having a favorite childhood toy, so I definitely don’t still have it. I did enjoy those Bratz doll heads, and I had this Littlest Pet Shop Digital Pet key chain toy. It was like a game on a key chain. I loved it.

2. Do you sometimes prefer animals to humans?

If the human seems pretty cringe and evil, probably lol.

3. What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up this morning?

The first thing I thought of when I woke up was what I would eat for breakfast. I was pretty hungry. I think I’ll have some waffles or oatmeal after this.

4. What is the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?

Honestly, I couldn’t say. I don’t think I would eat a lot of things considered to be “weird”

5. What three words first come into your mind when you think of your blog?

Pink, Inspiring, Creative

6. If you could meet anyone in the world that you haven’t met before who would it be?

I think I’ve answered this question before and so far it’s still the same. Jhene Aiko. That’s my girl lol. I can imagine the vibes now. She once tweeted back to me, and has liked a few of my tweets to her, it made my day so I know that actually meeting her would be epic.

7. Can you say “red lorry, yellow lorry” repeatedly without saying it wrong and do you know any other tongue twisters?

This was so fun to try lol. Yeah, try. Because I messed up the second time. The tongue twister I thought of is, “Sally sells seashells by the seashore.”

8. Has a song ever been playing over and over in your mind? What was it?

I can’t think of just one. Any song that I really love will be stuck in my head for a while, until I get over the feeling/situation, or until I find a new song.

9. If you were given the opportunity to go to Mars would you go?

I’ve always been interested in space, especially the stars and planets. I think I would be a bit nervous and scared but I would definitely consider going.

10. If you could travel anywhere right now, where would you go?

I really want to go to Hawaii. I haven’t traveled much, which I plan and hope do at some point in life. But I think I would *start* with Florida since it seems I’m one of the few who hasn’t been there yet.

*Questions to my nominees:

  1. What is your favorite part of day- Morning, Noon, or Night?
  2. What movie or tv show have you recently watched that you would recommend to others?
  3. Waffles or pancakes?
  4. Oatmeal or grits?
  5. What is the first flower name that comes to your mind?
  6. What was the last blog reward/tag you’ve received? before this one.
  7. Do you watch any talk shows? Would you guest host on one?
  8. What did you do on your 21st Birthday? If you aren’t 21 yet, what do you want to do?
  9. What is one thing you hope to accomplish before tomorrow morning?
  10. How long have you been blogging?

I nominate (you don’t have to do this if you don’t want to): 

Hello It’s Jo

Lauzies Lifestyle

Of Lashes And Leith

A Farm Girls Life

The Beyoutiful Gal

Looking forward to reading your answers✨

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