{LIFE IN JUNE} || 56 quarts of strawberries + NANO PANIC + a pizza pinata??

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

J U N E -
- went on an ATV ride with my grandpa XD

- I started plowing at that 35+ books I had to read cuz I just felt like it plus library will want them back soon. whoooppss

- picked up listening to Adventures in Odyssey again while painting (anyone else know these?? xD)

- painted. a lot. and worked a bunch. and read loads. and got new couches and painted more. and went to the library a bunch and did photoshoots and painted more and picked 56 quarts of strawberries x2 with my sisters + 19102310823108 other things that I can't even remember anymore. GO AHEAD AND QUESTION MY SANITY PEOPLE like if i showed you what 56 quarts or strawberries looked like I think all you could do is laugh
- went to another nerf battle

- rearranged my desk for nano IT'S SO SOON *tries not to freak*

W R I T I N G - 
sooo nano is coming.
so i plotted. and brainstormed, and procrastinated and plotted some more. or tried. let's not forget my freaking out about not having a legit ending for my novel. #whoops. but I like my plot well enough, and I'm hoping it goes well XD

NANO IS SO SOON GUYS. I feel like I'm always saying that, or "GUYS NANO IS ALMOST OVER." but okay, I seriously have the best camp nano group EVER.

Honest, tho, I'm just going to be so busy and I might end up doing nano with the lowest goal than I've ever done. Kind of disappointing, but then again, it's busy so I'll be happy with whatever I get. (and if we ever finish painting my house, maybe I'll readjust my goal XD)

R A N D O M   M O M E N T S - 

- jsyk hot water and dish soap will get red ink out of your bedding like magic #totallynotspeakingfromexperience

- using a ruler as a bookmark 

"I used invisible tape!" aka clear tape - little bro 
- fathers day = pizza pinata #helaughedsohard

- when you've lost something so you run yourself through your day two days ago, and actually find it (ends up I put it somewhere safe where i wouldn't lose it ha)
- when you are in a parking garage and one of the license plates is "Ham" 

- when you are reading and you look over and your 11 yr old bro is reading about air conditioning and inventing and you are just like waht

- passing by a car and you are just like "that thing is legit being held together by bungee cords omw"
- looking over in the store and finding this

*pulls up to the furniture store* "is this called the pillow store?" - little sis

julia and I: *are painting*
ju: *gets off ladder and steps into my tray of paint*
me: *typing*
mom: geesh girl - slow down! *laughing* you've got smoke coming from your fingers 
^^ I think I type like over 80wpm lol
- ^^finding another adorable whale notebook. it's aadddoorraabblleee. 

- having an extreme sour warhead candy for the first time and almost dying 

julia: *reaches to put chip in mouth* *drops chip on floor*
me: woooww. skills 
^^ so this was on the floor in walmart?? idk but I don't think this can be logically explained XD

sibling - *sneezes* I think I'm allergic to toothpaste 

julia: I lost the bag to keep my hammock in! ... oh wait. it's attached to it. 

- flinging your earbud out when you are painting cuz someone is talking to you. then you look down and see that the earbud is submerged in your tray of paint IT STILL WORKS

F A V   P O S T S -
a dream by olivia - this was such an innocent + deep + beautiful feel in this post. if that makes any sense, idk - but I liked it xD
comfort zones + fuzzy lights by hannah - this is an amazing post about something that a lot of people struggle with. a must read <33
summer maybes by grace anne - *sighs* grace went and put growing up + summer into words. reeadd ittt
eyes by clara - legit. these words give me such a powerful thrill + this post rly shows how people look at life differently in a super inspiring way
when you feel like you're getting worse + #rebelliouswriting {afraid to turn the page} by audrey - I totally related to her post about YA these days. audreys power with words is AH-azing <33
still life by caroline - this was just a post I reeaaalllyy needed and loved, and something we all need to do every once in a while

J U N E   G O A L S   A C C O M P L I S H E D - 
- do the room tour - DID THIS. I finally got to it, guys XD if you missed the post, you can still view it here

- plot part two of my novel and prepare for July nano - so I think I'm pretty prepared. help

- enter and participate in summer reading - yep and it's going great!! i'm at 36 hours so far XD

- enjoy summer - yes summer is going so good and amazing XD

J U L Y   G O A L S -
- complete nano. enjoy writing, don't stress - lower my goal if necessary xP

- look into a journaling bible - I have always thought these were so cool XD

- listen to the online sermons my mom told me about

- read a bunch XD

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jsyk, I will be blogging less next month...I've just found that blogging less in nano months is a lot easier + I feel like my posts are better quality - even though you do get less of them. xP Don't worry, you'll still get my posts - just posted farther apart than my normal schedule. then I'll be back full force to bug you in August. xD but june was a great month. busy, but a good busy. honestly, idk how imma fit nano in with it all haha. *braces self for july*

me looking at next month rn:

what have you been stressing about recently. is it really worth it?
have you found a coke with your name on it before??

living in the moment || painting + 17130128310 books to read. send help XD

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

sometimes plans don't mix too well with reality. I'm sure a lot of us have made plans or goals at the beginning of this year - or even this summer. and honestly, how have those goals or "bucket lists" been going?

tbh, I've never been one for making resolutions. I normally will make a couple goals tho. But even with that...I kinda decided to go with the flow this year.

and I realized I'm enjoying it. with joining summer reading, working at a local CSA, going to events at the library (another nerf battle xD), painting for 1720871237812 hours, going to parks, doing lots of swimming, reading, and trying to plot lol. so yes, it's been busy. and I have been forcing myself not to let the stress get the better of me. (like the day this week I slept half an hour past my alarm and jumped out of bed .5 seconds after having been sound asleep. and it was a work day #whoops) I was basically like this all day:
when I was working the other morning, it was just kinda quiet and I was realizing how much I was just enjoying life. (okay the painting is taking a while BUT WE ARE GETTING THERE. if you didn't know, we are painting our whole main floor of our house xD) but this has something I've been praying for God to help me to learn to do - praying that He would help me to slow down and take in the moments He has gifted me with.

I am freaking out a bit about nano coming soon, but you know what, it's only nano. It's not the end of the world if I don't finish my novel next month - even though I do want to. sometimes goals and resolutions can be good - but other times they can actually hold us back.

so live a little and just enjoy the moments God has given you! they are gifts, and not promised to us

oh, and, if you ever want a room painted, PLZ DON'T ASK ME. basically I'm my families perfectionist and if I don't cut in on trim and walls, it isn't done right. I'm not a control freak or anything on most things but omw, I have to wonder how people can do trim and just live with the mess like that *shakes head*
^^ me when julia does trim

p.s. I have over 35 books right now on my shelves to be read (well, on my shelves, and desk, and bed - everywhere lol). and they have to be read before the library steals them back. send help. xP xD

have you been working on your summer goals, or just going with the flow? 
how many books do you have waiting to be read right now??


Friday, June 16, 2017

// 1. you have 173084278038242 things to do rn and aren't doing them just cuz

// 2. you mentally give yourselves these excuses -
"I'll have time LAATTTTEERRR"
"gee, it's FOREVER away until that deadline"
"I'll do that. In a minute."

// 3. you are reading this post
now, what kind of procrastinator are you cuz im pretty sure you are one like c'mon lets be honest people
// a list maker procrastinator - you make a list to feel accomplished, look at the list and go -
// a super power procrastinator - you have the skills to procrastinate until the day-before-the-deadline and still complete it YOU HAVE SKILLS

^^ or you don't even complete what you are procrastinating - or better yet YOU FORGET COMPLETELY ABOUT DOING IT and then someone comes to you more than likely a sibling or friend *cough* and asks if you forgot it and you are like -
// a total-opposite-of-a-procrastinator-person - basically, you don't procrastinate how and get things done super quick and leave your guilty conscience behind you

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honestly, I don't procrastinate things often. although, it does depend on the thing.
like how it's halfway through the month and I've only done a bit of plotting and how i kinda procrastinated this post and that's how this all started I ADMIT IT OKAY. sometimes I fool myself with the "wow it's forever until that deadline I don't even have to worry about it" and then i question my sanity later xP well, I'm off to go accomplish some stuffs.

so tell me - what kind of procrastinator are you??
or are you not even one?? share your secrets xD

sparklers + cake + Julia's grad pics || basically my crazy life in a post

Sunday, June 11, 2017

so basically july nano is coming sooner than I had thought AND OMW I AM SO NOT PREPARED *flails and tries not to freak out* I have the bestest cabin tho, and I can't wait for it to begin (I just need to get into full force preparation which is hard when you are working, painting your whole floor level, doing summer reading, eating way too much ice cream for my own good, and then strawberry picking is coming soon, spontaneously going to get new couches an hour away, running 17082347082 errands, making food + shopping, watching emperors new groove again while painting -
basically I'm laughing bc WHO EVER SAID SUMMER HAD FREE TIME?? - I actually feel like it's more busy - even tho I don't have school going. #crazy

so this year my library created an online website to record your time read IT'S SO COOL GUYS - you can like see who is the top reader in the whole system *smirks* I'm ready for this people (but I need more time in the day, instead of staying up to 2 am reading xP XD)

we finally got around to taking Julia's grad pics. these actually aren't the pics she used, but I wanted to add a couple here. I think she'll be posting her pics soon tho?? I love how they turned out so much XD

basically, life is crazy busy and I can't even stuff a fraction of what I've been up to (*cough* more like I CAN'T REMEMBER IT ALL whoops). basically it's insane but I love looking outside and sighing happily bc summer is legit here. IT'S SO LOVELY. also monday is getting into the 90's LIKE OMW GUYS HOT (and legit i'll be working in a garden probably melting) okay maybe I'm exaggerating
p.s. i was curious if you guys had any suggestions as to fav writing/plotting music?? i'd love to see what you guys like! (I often listen to the jane eyre soundtrack, piano guys, and also a soundtrack that adam young does (I think it's called Shackleton or something??) and nope, I can't listen to stuff with lyrics bc lol #distracting) thanks beforehand you guys!

what's a childhood movie you really want to watch again??
have any music suggestions for writing for me?

ROOM TOUR || diy wall art + unplanned painting + popsicle stick shelves??

Monday, June 5, 2017

don't buy the "oops" paint at the hardware store, k?

basically I bought it, tested it on my floor (IT DRIED CUTE OKAY) - slapped it on my walls and THEEENNN it went and turned this horrible blue purple grey color on me
*squints* so I ended up buying some white paint off my sis that she was gonna use and yep - I have white walls now that I actually rly like??.. xD

I finished my room and had a whole blank wall that was actually kinda creepily empty (lol it was weird, okay?) so I looked through the stuff I had around and started my DIY-ing.

W H A T S   O N   M Y   W A L L  -  # D I Y -

bulletin boards - I've had these for a year or so now and I seriously love them. I bought a bunch of square prints (credit to pinterest images) and pinned 'em up there. then I went on pinterest again and found some doodles i liked, so I then sketched out my version. xD

clip board - this was a cheap dollar store thing that I had lying around. I painted it black with acrylic paint and then used clear chalk board spray paint (gonna use it for doodles and quotes I think xD) I think it turned out super cute!

space aesthetic canvases - so I had these blank canvases lying around, kinda afraid to use them, actually. I had some black acrylic paint so I covered the whole thing and used some white watercolor and paint splattered. (messy, let me tell you. use newspaper or something XD) I showed it to my dad and he said it looked like stars so #success

song lyrics wall art - so I have this song that I love. it's called Bury the Workman by Unspoken. so I used a fav quote from the song: "you can silence the voices, but you can't stop the song" and yes we'll try to ignore that major smudge that happened there yep k and it's actually super easy + cool to transfer text to a canvas?? heres the tutorial I used I just used canva to find the font I liked, saved the image and tossed it over to google docs where I sized the image to fit the page (the bigger one was two images that I pieced together)

popsicle stick shelves - AREN'T THESE THINGS AMAZING?? (actually stole the cactus from my sis ahem) but okay, you guys have to make these. they add great dimension plus they are so easy to make + so cool. here's the link *whispers* they are also very calming to make ahem

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so yeah, this is the place where I read, hang out, do school, concoct characters to torture and listen to loads of music muahahahaa
also, if you believe my room is always this clean you are totally crazy and must have been brainwashed or something. okay srsly i'm not inhuman. I mean, I try to keep it clean bc I'm a pretty organized person. most of the time *cough* - but i can pretty much assure you that my desk never normally looks this clean lol xD

**I don't support or agree with everything on these websites these are just some cool tutorials I've found xD

what is your fav thing in my room / on my wall?? what's a diy you'd like to try?
feel free to use some of my DIY's as inspiration, I'd love to hear if you try any!
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