Fun Friday #12☺️ Cute/Girly Phone Customization (iPhone Version)

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Hey everyone and happy fun Friday! I’m excited to be back:)

Since I postponed the Q&A until Sunday, I decided today I would show you all some cute phone customization. This is going to be the iPhone (non jail broken) version because that’s what I have at the moment. I was a proud android girl up until last year lol. I still have some of my androids so if you’d like to see how I did customization on there let me know. Androids give you a lot more freedom and options so almost EVERYTHING was cute and had color, (menus, app icons, contacts, keyboard, font, dial pad etc) mainly pinks and purple☺️💕 I had the cutest phone cases for them too! I’m still slacking with my iPhone. I didn’t want to get too many cases because I plan to upgrade soon. I thought I would have sooner actually but things happen.


My iPhone definitely isn’t as cute and customized but it still looks really cute!

Phone case

I plan to do a case collection eventually but this is what I’m currently using. Adorable right?!


Lockscreen 

Since I’m doing this today for Fun Friday, I decided to choose a new look from the previous one I had:

(This is the home screen but the lockscreen was the same)


I’m currently using this pretty unicorn wallpaper I found on Pinterest. I actually changed the hue to my liking and saved a few other colors also. I may change it, this is just the last one I checked out before posting.


Here are some other really cute options I tried:



I even tried to make some of my own:


The wallpaper I didn’t make, I added the text. “WAYS” is one of the many songs by Jhene Aiko that helps me get through difficult times.

These next few lockscreens I made playing around on Canva. I’m going to keep playing around with it and see what else I could do.



A lot of pink I know.

I usually find my lockscreens and home screens from Tumblr and Pinterest, or by searching Google

Ex: “Cute pink wallpaper” “Cute iPhone lockscreens”

Sometimes I get many from apps too. I’ll show you in a second!

Home screen

I couldn’t decide between a teal matching the lockscreen or a purple matching the unicorns ears. I went with the purple for now.


Other cute options I tried:


Apps you can use for cute wallpapers:

Cocoppa is really good because it has wallpapers, icons and so much more! You can create and submit your own icons and wallpapers for yourself and others to use. I’ve used cocoppa since 2013 I believe. This was the main app I used for my android. You WON’T run out of options, it will take you forever just to look through every single thing. I searched for Pink of course💕



Another one of my favorite wallpaper apps. There are similar apps to this one but to me this is the better choice.


So many cute collections to choose from with plenty options!


I also got a cute calculator app lol. I’m telling you, when I mean everything on the androids was customized I do mean everything. I had to try to find the most I could for my iPhone. I don’t even use the calculator much but oh well. 😂

I had this app a while ago and recently downloaded it again for this post. I don’t think everything was completely free, it may have been $1 I can’t remember. I never pay for anything in the App Store more than that lol. I saw quite few themes but definitely don’t remember seeing over 100.



That’s all the cuteness I have for the moment lol. Let me know if you’d like to see an android version. The poor thing is so slow now but I think I can show enough still. Which lockscreen is your favorite that I showed? Do you customize anything on your phone? Are you obsessed with cute cases like I am? Let me know in the comments💕

Today’s To Do🌻

Well well well. What do we have here? I think it’s been a week or a little longer since my last TTD post. I did mention that you can expect them between Monday-Friday with the exception of days that I don’t have much to do. I haven’t been doing many chores (besides today of course) because I’ve been sick and dealing with a lot of other things. I talked a bit about it in my diary entry last night so if you want you can go read that if you haven’t already. I also haven’t done any vacuuming lately because our vacuum unfortunately is broken now. Hopefully we’ll be getting a new one this weekend because Izabelle is getting messy with her litter and eating area. Sweeping litter off of carpet is no fun. I thought about putting paper or something down but she’ll probably tear that up. The guinea pigs sure do, I think they have newspaper ripping parties.

Anyways, here is my list for the day…

✔️Feed/Clean after pets

✔️Wash dishes

✔️Work on project

✔️Watch The Real

✔️Updates 

✔️Words of the week

✔️Brainstorming for next week 

🌻Work on some video edits for the pets channel 

✔️Ideas for my summer hit

🌻Grocery shopping (finishing this weekend)

✔️Buy new comforter (the air gets the apartment freezing especially at night, we only have a few blankets at the moment)

✔️Get pets food

✔️Work on Fun Friday (Remember that my Q&A has been moved to Sunday)

🌻Work on SSS

🌻Read/Comment/Respond

✔️Post to social media

✔️Watch the sunset (way too cloudy to see much tonight)

I don’t know how much more I’ll be able to complete tonight as it’s already 7:30 but I’m going to try to knock out as much as I can without overwhelming myself. I’ll talk to you all very soon!💖☺️

Words Of The Week✨

Garner- Gather or collect (something, especially information or approval). A storehouse/storage.

Haywire- Having gone wrong or being out of control.

Loquacious- Tending to be very talkative. 

Precarious- Dangerously lacking in security or stability.

Guile- Skillful deceit, cunning intelligence.

Acrimonious- (typically of speech or a debate) angry and bitter.

Intrepid- Courageous and fearless.

My Choices:

Benevolent- Kind, good-natured. (Of an organization) performing good or charitable acts not seeking to make profit.

Demure- Reserved, modest, shy.

Metanoia-  A change of heart, mind, or self; especially : a spiritual conversion.

That’s it for this week, and many of these words go perfectly with some of the things going on in my life at the moment. Actually all of them besides guile and acrimonious. Usually my choice words will relate to my life of be some of my favorite words.
What are some of your favorite words? Let me know in the comments if you’ve used any of this weeks words before. Write a sentence if you want for extra cool points:)

Check out previous words here

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Blog Updates & Catching Up!✨

Goooooood Morning!☺️

Gosh this still feels a little weird. I need to get back on track and get my blogging groove back. The week I took off was well needed but now I’m way behind on everything!

So here are my updates for you all so that everyone knows what’s going on and what’s going to be happening…

  • I have to catch up on everyone’s blog, a weeks worth and my comments so please please bare with me during this time. I haven’t forgot about any of you I’ve just been away. I will be uploading the words of the week shortly, which you all know is usually up on Monday or Tuesday. This past weekend was the first time I missed Fun Friday and Short Story Saturday so I will be trying to make up for that, especially Fun Friday because that’s my favorite blog day.
  • This Friday I won’t be answering the questions for my 500 follower Q&A since I haven’t spent time working on it and feel I could get a few more questions. So if you’re reading this please feel free to ask a few questions in the comments. Also, that 500 is now 563!! Wow, that’s amazing considering the fact that I fell off for a bit right after reaching the goal. Thank you all soo much. I will instead be answering them on Sunday. I’ll still be doing it in a cool, fun way:)
  • Which brings me to the next update, I will no longer be blogging on Saturday. I won’t even log in at all on Saturdays. This is for personal reasons that I don’t wish to discuss. SSS will continue I will just have to have it ready Friday and scheduled to post the next day. I still won’t be posting on Sunday, I am still keeping that as my full catch up and plan day. The only exception will be the Q&A this week.
  • I understand that I have been nominated for a few awards that I still need to get to. I know for fact I won’t be doing any this week and I can’t promise when I will get to them. I’ll try my best to find them all and do them as soon as I can. If you know you’ve nominated me for something you can also let me know in the comments or link me to it.
  • Still not much luck on the Summer Party Playlist. I’m blaming this more on the fact that I’ve been away an not able to promote it but then again I don’t know. I’m still keeping it open  for now so don’t forget that you can submit your entries anytime and I gave a whole list of ideas here. This week I’ll start to work on my summer hit lyrics that I’ll share wit you all on July 4th.
  • Today’s To Do will be back today:) posting later.
  • Hair related posts starting next week as a short series leading up to my 1 yr natural anniversary. I’m so excited!
  • I need to work on some YouTube videos but who knows when I’ll get to that. I will be back on Instagram and Twitter today, and I’ve also been thinking about creating a Facebook for my blog. Just a consideration at the moment. Are there any other social media sites that are good for bloggers?

Please let me know.

Got any new posts I missed out on that you just know I would love? Leave me a link in the comments so I can see yours first💗

Any advice for a blogger struggling to balance blogging and everyday life? Scheduling tips?

Golden Pink Diary: Entry #3 “I needed healing.”

So sad and drained from the past but so happy to be back. I’ve missed blogging so much and it feels like it’s been much longer than a week since my last post. There’s always so much going on and this time I just needed to step back for a moment. Take a breather. It led me to the break before I became broken. That’s what I’m calling my week long break.

I’m that one friend/family member that everyone come to for advice on personal problems, I’m the one that people come to when they just need someone to listen to their problems, someone who won’t immediately judge or be too hard on them. I’m the one that people are just usually most comfortable coming to.

I love this I really do, it let’s me know that I’m here for a greater purpose. It let’s me know that what I believe my purpose to be is true. I love inspiring, and being there for others to vent to, that’s exactly what I’ve been doing! It makes me feel good to know that people can trust me that much. 

At the same time it can be very overwhelming, draining, and stressful. Sometimes I need to take a step back because as much as I’m trying to be there for everyone else 

I’m neglecting myself. 

I think a few people have even gotten too comfortable and selfish without realizing it. I can be there for you only as much as I’m physically and emotionally able to, but understand that I have my problems too… Yet I’ve constantly put them aside for everyone else.

At some point I have to recharge. 

At some point I have to give myself a chance to heal.

People have said I should consider being a counselor or psychologist but that’s the exact reason I’m not interested, it would be way too draining and stressful for me. I think I need one myself actually, and I’d be so focused on my patients, a counselor should be focused on their patient but there has to be a balance. Lately I’ve been out of balance neglecting my own wellbeing. I also did end up getting sick last week so there’s that. But no, it’s never ending. Unfortunately my friend went through something very traumatic and I needed to be there for her regardless of the things I’ve been going through. She really had no one else and I know exactly how that feels. If you remember from my To Do Lists last week, we had already made plans to hang out and catch up, we just didn’t know it would happen in the way that it did. It’s not my place to share her personal business so that’s not what I’m here to do, but I will be hoping and praying that things get better soon for everyone involved.

Everyone seems to be having a hard time. But not too many people seem to be understanding of the others situation or position.

Sometimes life just makes you question what you’ve done to deserve certain things, or what the lessen you’re supposed to learn is because it usually doesn’t make much sense at first. As much as you’re tired of hearing it, I’m tired of saying it but it’s true- life is short. It’s also unpredictable.

You never know what’s going to happen, when, or to who. That’s why we shouldn’t be taking life for granted, having petty arguments, or holding grudges but of course, we’re human. We’re not perfect and we have feelings, we have tainted thoughts. We’re trying.

At least I am. 

Father’s Day was Sunday. I knew I probably wouldn’t see my dad, I mentioned that. He works a lot, sometimes in different states. Sometimes it’s hard to reach him at all. But I mentioned that I knew we would still talk if only a moment. We did. He told me that my sisters took him out to eat and that he wished I was there. It kind of hurt a little for different reasons but mainly because I wondered why my sisters didn’t reach out to me. They know I don’t drive so I wouldn’t have been able to on my own and it wasn’t just some party I didn’t want to attend. Then I realized that I couldn’t remember celebrating any Fathers Day either. I grew up in foster care and with other family members, everyone but my parents. It wasn’t his fault. He had to be away and work so much because of my mom. My sisters were older and had their own mom. I guess what happens in the past kind of sets the tone for the future. I don’t know, my family has always been odd. Myself included yes of course, but I love my father and sisters with every part of me. Regardless of how odd our relationship is and I know they feel the same.

While all of this was going on I was still working on a project, a group project actually. I could have said I wouldn’t be participating because I wasn’t feeling well but that would leave my other group members a partner short, it also seemed like it would be fun so I stayed in. Working in groups isn’t everyone’s strong point I know. People clash, not everyone will agree on ideas, some people may want to be in charge of everything, things can get out of hand quick. This group project proved that immensely. I didn’t think we would even be able to work together but guess what? Things can also quickly turn around. We had a very rough start but we were able to put the differences aside and let teamwork and maturity take place. We put some great ideas together and came up with something nice I think! That’s all that matters, that something negative could still be turned into a positive. That’s the mindset I’m trying to keep in my life. It hasn’t been easy but I never expected it to be. I just have to keep going even when obstacles slow me down a while.

I have a few updates coming in the morning.💗

What’s Up Wednesday?!✨

What’s Up Wednesday?!

Good morning everyone! It’s 7:58 AM as I’m typing this, so far I’m feeling a litter better today. I know I said I would try to do this about twice a month since things don’t usually change much in a week, but there are some new things going on so here I am 🙂

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What we’re eating this week:

I’ve been eating sausage, eggs, and waffles for breakfast but if you read my last post you know that yesterday I got sick after eating. Today I had soup for breakfast. We’re still eating chips and other junk but we did get fruit to make more smoothies. Forgot to get more spinach or kale. We’ll have to go back soon.

What I’m reminiscing about:

Not much at the moment actually. Every now and then I think about old friendships and the good times we shared but then realize that being stuck in that time is doing no good. The way things ended makes it feel like unfinished business, everything about it just felt wrong but everything happens for a reason and I still have love for them. If we cross paths again and can be friends again that would be beautiful but until then I need to focus on other things. Like my blog 🙂

What I’m loving:

I’m loving new music! I’m loving myself and my growth, I’m loving all the lovely comments I receive, I’m loving my mind when it’s in a good place and being magical of course.

What we’ve been up to:

Trying to plan better financially. Looking for a new car that we don’t have to pay so much on every 2 weeks! Saving up for the guinea pigs new cage. Still don’t have a couch for the living room so we’ll be working on getting that too… and then a TV. But more bills before that. Blah. Money, money, money. Working together around the apartment more. Much of this will be the same for a little while.

What I’m dreading:

Nothing really that I can think of right now. That’s a good thing.

What I’m working on:

Projects, planning, ideas, still need to work on some awards/tags

What I’m excited about:

This month, this summer I have a lot of things I want to share with you all! 1 year with my natural hair in a couple of weeks, a few years ago I NEVER would have thought I would be saying this. I can’t wait to share this journey of many ups and downs. I’m excited to answer your questions next week for my 500 follower Q&A 🙂 you can still ask them!

What I’m watching/reading:

Right now I’m not watching anything but I’ve been watching The Real still, and Pretty Little Liars. I keep saying I’m going to go on Netflix and catch up on some shows but haven’t found the time or been in the mood yet to binge. Does anyone use Hulu? We have that too. Any shows on there to check out?

What I’m listening to:

Some of my newest favorite songs,

Jhene Aiko – While We’re Young (If you really know me you know I LOVEEE Jhene Aiko! Go on my twitter and see lol. She’s my favorite singer/songwriter and also a Pisces so that’s a bonus aha. Watch this music video, it’s 50 First Dates inspired and such a beautiful song.)

SZA – Prom

SZA – Pretty Little Bird

SZA – 20 Something

SZA – Normal Girl

What I’m wearing:

Pajamas! Still early in the morning and I’m the PJ Queen! 🙂

What I’m doing this weekend:

Haven’t made plans for the weekend yet besides the normal blogging, SSS, and catching up on Sunday. I’m sure something else will come up. Father’s Day is Sunday but I don’t know if my dad is in town or what he’ll be up to and we have a strange complicated relationship. I love him so much regardless. If I don’t see him we’ll talk.

What I’m looking forward to the next month:

Summer Shopping. Blog posts I have planned towards the middle and end of the month. See how much growth/improvement between now and then.

What else is new:

I think that’s it actually?? I’ll be a bit more active on Twitter today. Definitely going to make sure to post to Instagram, still working on my Summer hit. I’d still like your help by commenting the things that make you think of summer, what you like to do during summer etc.

Are you participating in What’s Up Wednesday? Comment below.💖

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Lazy Sick Day + 500 Follower Q&A!✨

Hello all who reads. I’m not sure what time it is that you’re reading this but I’m typing this out at 10 PM. The day is basically over and I almost didn’t post at all. Why?

This morning I woke up feeling a little off and extremely sleepy. My boyfriend has been sick so last night he was tossing and turning, getting up because of sweating and coldness. This also caused me to wake up every time he did. Last week he went to the doctor and was told he had strep throat. They gave him a shot and said it would pass quicker that way, he also had to take 2 days off using up the last of his sick days. He seems to be better now. We’ll see how tonight goes. As for me, I really hope I’m not getting sick too. I’m usually the first so I’m surprised that it was him this time. However, I did get sick after eating my breakfast this morning…Yeah, came right up (no I am not pregnant) and I felt terrible. Im assuming it was just the sausage but I could be coming down with something as I’ve been sniffing and sneezing a lot lately. I’m sniffing now as I type. 

Since I wasn’t feeling well today I haven’t really been active or productive until about an hour ago. Today I was supposed to finish up my tasks from yesterday and have time with my friend. Well, we’re trying yet again tomorrow- maybe.

I just got done cleaning up after the guinea pigs and some dishes because no way I was doing it earlier. No worries everyone got fed! despite not wanting to do anything else.

I have a video for their channel still needing to be edited and uploaded. YouTubing is hard work I tell you, especially just starting out and doing other things too. Making a channel for my pets was basically a test/trial to see if I would actually like doing it and get some experience, then I would create a personal or blog YouTube account. 

So far, I’m definitely not ready for that but it’s still a consideration. I’m still interested. Do any of you have YouTube channels or plan on starting one?

Besides that, I was able to make time to watch the sunset. It didn’t require too much effort as everything else did. 

Here are a couple of tonight’s shots…

I can’t wait to have a car again so we can go somewhere to get better views. I could take a walk but even standing on my balcony taking the pictures is uncomfortable sometimes. Okay a lot of the time. I don’t know, I just don’t like people watching me take pictures or taking pictures of me lol. It makes me uncomfortable. Am I the only one? 

Usually I can get nice shots without stepping out, and sometimes I take them from the bedroom window. I’ll start to share them here more since some of you don’t have Instagram, where I post majority of them.

Anyway, I hope and let’s all hope that I do not get strep throat😩🙁

Or sick period. Let’s wake up feeling better!As you all know, or you may just be finding out- I recently hit the 500 follower mark, which was one of my goals for June. I said I would let you all know what I wanted to do to celebrate and decided I had to do something involving the number 5 lol (500 would probably be a little wild) so yesterday I posted 5 times! I think that’s my record so I was proud of that.

I also want to do a Q&A, I always love reading those and asking questions so I thought you all would love to ask some questions. I’d love to answer!

So go ahead, ask me questions in the comment section💕 

Think of the most basic questions or the most interesting, I only ask that you don’t ask where I am from or my first name✨

I will be answering them next Friday, the 23rd and of course I’ll have to deliver it in a FUN way😉

Let’s make it happen! I’ve got some nice ideas for this. Ask as many as you like✨