PSA

a reminder that you have to appreciate your family.

i know you might laugh at your parents because they take 20 minutes to send one short text. maybe they don’t know how to change the brightness on their phones. maybe they say things that embarrass you in front of your friends. but love them anyways. they are the ones who have raised you through all your weird phases, encouraged you to go to school, and loved you. sometimes you may think that they are overprotective and boring, but they were once young and reckless like you. 10,15, 20 years down the road you will see the sparkle in their eyes start to fade, and their skin will no longer be as fresh. love them anyways. do little things for them without them asking you to – laundry, cleaning, cooking (as long as you don’t burn down the house). surprise them with gifts, and tell them you love them. tomorrow is not a given.

siblings. they are the worst but the best at the same time – lemons and sugar wrapped up in one package to make lemonade. do not forget that they are human beings just like you – treat them well, especially in front of your friends. do not exclude them from any parties or social gatherings, because when your friends leave you, they’re all you have left. years later, you will realize the cold, formal distance between the ones who should be tied to you with chords of love.

some of you may not have siblings or parents – but you have people who have been your family through thick and thin. treasure them.

we only have this life, and we should make the most of it so that we are a light and a blessing to all who come into our circle.

 

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feeling inspired. stay tuned for more posts.

Born with it. (Part 1)

I was born with it. Simple.

I was born with the gift. The gift – the kind that the universe grants to one only once in many lifetimes.

everyone in society is taught and educated about how they have a soulmate – one who is the cause of their laughter, the antidote for their sadness, the love of their life. but that theory has never been completely proven.

until now.

if you could gaze through my eyes, you would see that I can perceive tiny, delicate threads connecting two people together. no one else can see those lines. just me.

I call them “strands of fate.” they can never be broken – they are made of a substance that this world has not discovered yet.

these strands are different colors depending on the two people – sometimes they are the color of the sea in a fierce storm, or the color of the honey colored light that filters through my window at precisely 4:12 pm on a Wednesday evening.

I still do not know the reason why they are different colors, but I hope to know someday from Them. For now, I live quietly with my gift – I have been instructed not to tell anyone, not even my own family. I know that They mean well, so I will follow Their command.

So I do not tell my best friend that the soft eyed, brown haired boy she is in love with is bound by those strands to another girl.

I do not tell the barista at the coffee shop that there is a soft blue thread tying her to the shy, awkward boy that comes in every so often just to see her smile.

I do not tell my parents that they are connected to each other by a silver thread that can never be broken – a clear sign that the plans of the universe had worked out. I love seeing their thread sparkle in the light – it gives me hope that maybe someday, I will find the person at the other end of my thread.

Every night, before I fall asleep, I hold my glistening strand carefully in the palm of my hands. It is of a color that I have never seen before – there are no words to describe it. if you care, it is like the passion of two lovers, the beauty of a rose, the calmness of a lilac sunset all combined together.

and every night I whisper:

“someday…I will find you.”

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GUYSS I’M SO EXCITED FOR THIS SERIES!! I hope you enjoyed reading the first part, and please leave a comment telling me what you think! your feedback means the world to me :) have a wonderful day!

 

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Day 26: Surprise DIY!

I told you I’d be back! Today I’m here with a lovely DIY fall decor.

 

DIY – Cinnamon Stick Candles (sheknows.com)

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For this DIY, you’ll need the following supplies:

  • 1 or 2 Vanilla candles
  • Cinnamon sticks (or regular twigs if you like)
  • Thick elastic bands
  • Twine
  • Ribbon (optional)

Instructions:

  1. First, slide the elastic band onto the candle so that it is right in the middle. cinnamon-vanilla-candles-st_otjat9
  2. Put the cinnamon sticks under the elastic band all the way around the candle. step-3_vzabaw.jpg
  3. Take the twine and wrap it around the cinnamon sticks to cover the elastic band :D Tie the twine when you’re finished and tuck the ends underneath the other twine strands.step5_n0ydqa.jpg
  4. If you like, add a pretty ribbon and tie it around the candle ^-^ step6_otao3u.jpg

Now light your candles and don’t burn your fingers like I did u_u

 

 

(www.sheknows.com)

Day 23: How to be a Basic Girl in Fall

oh hey. the title is basically me. here’s your step by step guide to becoming a basic autumn girl. you’re welcome.

Step One:

Get a chunky sweater. Charlotte Russe has some pretty cute ones, and so does Urban Outfitters :3

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You better fake your feelings (and taste buds) and drink that Pumpkin Spice Latte. I don’t care how gross it is, you gotta drink it u.u

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Step Three:

Pumpkin/Cider/Fall flavored/scented everything. That includes candles, soaps, shampoo… hand sanitizer…pumpkin spice for food…canned pumpkin for the vegan pumpkin bread…

Step Four:

Buy a cute mug for those future aesthetic pictures for Instagram. Actually wait no, buy three.

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Step Five: Long fuzzy socks <3 okay, I will admit it I cannot wait for Christmas (hence the Christmas-themed socks)

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Step Six: If you don’t have fall foliage, buy it. (hint: Michaels) No one will ever know ;D

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ahah, you guys, don’t take any of this seriously. please. if I left anything out, feel free to add on in the comments below :D I love reading your feedback!

Day 20: Another Recipe?

that’s right. another mug recipe for all you lazy potatoes *aka me*

Ingredients: 1 very ripe banana, 1 large egg, 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, PAM.
1. Grease the inside of a coffee mug with PAM or another cooking spray.
2. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and pour into the mug.
3. Microwave on high for 1 - 2 minutes.
Recipe by Stephanie Schoenster for Spoon University.

ignore the fact that it’s not vegan ;D it’ll be just between you and me…

*drumroll*

3 Ingredient Chocolate Mug Cake

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • cooking spray

Instructions:

  • Grease the inside of the mug with cooking spray
  • Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and pour into the mug
  • Microwave on high for 1-2 minutes, more or less if you need to do so.

That’s it! Now go take all the mugs in your house and make these cakes u.u Go on.

~ inspiration from Seventeen

btw guys, question. do you like the type of posts where I write a story based on a prompt? do you like recipes? hacks? please please let me know in the comments! <3

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Day 17: 7 Things To Do When You’re Feeling Nostalgic

  1. Take a walk in nature.
  2. Watch the sunset – there’s something captivating about watching a fiery golden ball throw purple, pink, and orange hues across the indigo skies.
  3. Look at old photographs – this is one of my absolute favorites and always transports me back in time.Image result for tumblr pic of polaroids
  4.  Read an old entry in a journal or a diary.Image result for tumblr pic of old journals
  5.  Go on a long drive with that nostalgic playlist going.
  6. Read a book in a quiet, little cozy corner of your house that’s preferably naturally lit. Image result for tumblr pic of little cozy corner
  7. Take a warm shower.

I hope you’ll find these tips useful :D

 

inspired by Free People’s blog

Day 14: My Fears

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  1. Being late for class
  2. Falling and tripping in front of everyone
  3. Passing out on an escalator going up and causing everyone behind me to tumble down the escalator >.<
  4. Batman (Collin told me to put this here)
  5. Bugs
  6. When the refrigerator is empty
  7. Big rooms

 

 

Day 12: 3 Healthy Habits

  1. Drink water. Lots of water. Start your day with a big cup of water and continue drinking H20 throughout the day. It has helped to clear my skin soo much and helps me study better! it’s that simple guys. don’t be lazy. Image result for tumblr pic of cup of water*hint – don’t actually drink the flowers…it’s just for aestheticity u_u
  2. Spend time outdoors as much as you can – fresh air can help clear your mind and refresh you!Image result for tumblr pic of outdoors
  3. Smile.

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AN AWARD :D

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thank you so much to my Sunshine for nominating me for the Liebster Award! coincidentally, she awarded me on the 2 year anniversary of Thee Adventurette ;)

Rules:

~ thank the blogger that nominated you.
~write 11 random facts about yourself.
~answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger that nominated you.
~nominate 5 to 11 other bloggers and let them know they’ve been nominated.
~come up with 11 questions for the bloggers you’re nominating.

11 random facts :P

  1. I am obsessed with pineapples and potatoes. “potato” is my favorite word.
  2. I’m way more of a night-owl than a morning person
  3. sweets are not my thing (cupcakes, cookies, donuts); I prefer savory foods :3
  4. I have been keeping a journal ever since I was 9 (quite a few years ago haha)
  5. I love surfing but I’m terrible at it xD
  6. umm…my hair has grown to my waist. I really need to cut it.
  7. my hair has never been dyed, but it is a natural ombre x)
  8. I will literally eat pasta for days and not get tired of it – i.e. macaroni, that curly pasta, the straight pasta, the bowtie pasta, all the pasta u.u
  9. one of my biggest pet peeves is when the windows are closed – they must be open, otherwise I will frantically run around like a crazy person until they are all open ._.
  10. I love God <3

Questions I’m answering:

  1. What is your favorite color? definitely blue ;)
  2. Do you play an instrument? If so, what? I play piano, violin, and guitar, and they are bae <3
  3. What is your first memory as a child/little kid?
    one of them would probably be catching ladybugs with my mom when I was around 7 at a local park :3
  4. What is the last thing you ate? ice cream. vanilla ice cream. yes, be jealous.
  5. Why did you start blogging? 2 years ago, today :D
  6. What is your favorite fashion decade? uh…the 20th century? *cough* alot of fashion today is very immodest though, especially for the female species .-.
  7. If you could meet any historical figure, who would it be? George Washington..I’d tell him all about modern day politics haha
  8. What’s the most you’ve written in one day? probably at least 6 pages in my journal…
  9. What do you see yourself doing ten years from now?
    working in the medical field as a nurse…who knows, maybe I’ll even be a medical missionary :o
  10. Do you prefer pie or cake? sweets aren’t my favorite, but I’d probably choose pie because pumpkin pie and apple pie are <33
  11. Would you rather read a good book, or write? I’d read a good book. sometimes I’m too lazy to write haha

Questions I’m asking:

  1. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
  2. What’s one of your most favorite memories this year?
  3. What’s your comfort food?
  4. What’s your favorite season and why?
  5. Biggest pet peeve?
  6. Why did you start blogging?
  7. If you could tell anyone that you love them, who would it be?
  8. Beach or the mountains?
  9. Introvert or extrovert?
  10. What’s your favorite song?

Bloggers I nominate:

  1. theamigirl
  2. imaginealpha
  3. dextheindex
  4. Mr. Launch it off
  5. Sarah Sykora
  6. The Little Tree Hollow
  7. Doodlemum
  8. Storyshucker
  9. Katsuaki

Thanks for reading :) much love to all you bloggers out there! you guys are amazing. keep doing what you do. <3

Day 11: 5 Favorite Songs

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  1. “Little Do You Know” by Alex and Sierra
  2. “Three Empty Words” by Shawn Mendes
  3. “Closer” ft. Halsey
  4. “Too Young” by Sabrina Carpenter
  5. “I Love You Anyway” by Matt and Josie Minikus

comment below your favorite songs :D

Day 10: My Worst Habit(s)

  • Procrastinating – why is it so easy to put off an important geometry test or English presentation? gah. this is definitely one of my biggest problems xD

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  • Becoming easily stressed and defrayed in situations with pressure – it can be a performance, a long list of “to-do” things, etc. a lot of times, I let the pressure get to me until I melt into a stressed blob ._.

 

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  • Over analyzing situations to the point where I am freaking out over why this person sent “k” and not “kk” in a text message lol.

 

  • And lastly, thinking that I can do it “by myself.” none of us can do life by ourselves, dears. only He can help us <3
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Day 10: My Favorite Quote(s)

 

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“you can make or break the chains that hold you.”

“Bless this mess.”

“be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.”

“and though she be but little, she is fierce.” – Shakespeare

“think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy” – Anne Frank

“The more you care, the more you have to lose.” – HP

“and I think I’m gonna love you for a long long time” – my heart

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought.”

Day 9: 10 Favorite Foods

  1.   Ramen – my favorite comfort food.tumblr.ramen
  2. Mac n’ Cheese – as unhealthy as it is, I love it :P cheesy
  3. Lasagna =3
  4. Burritos gahh #chipotle because yes I’m that basic xD
  5. Mangoesss – my comfort fruit. also basically all tropical fruit, like pineapples.pineapples.tumblr
  6. Pasta – pappardelle, gnocchi, ravioli – you name it, I’ll eat it.
  7. Kimbap :D (Korean sushi) kimbap
  8. Popsicles on a hot summer day <3 popsicles.
  9. Watermelon
  10. Pizza, duh u.u  you knew that was comingpizza

 

Day 7: My Biggest Regret(s). Real Talk.

I’ve waited too long to make some decisions. Been too scared to take the risks and jump. Underestimated His power.


Maybe I’ve been too stressed about school, you know? Sometimes I look back and regret not placing my trust in Him.

Maybe…maybe I’ve waited too long to forgive people. There are the ones who deserve it the least, but at the same time deserve all of it because He has forgiven me first.

It’s quite possible that I’ve let other people influence me in negative ways: forcing me to mask my personality, change my interests, even mold the way I act into someone that’s not me.

And perhaps I’ve been too afraid to try new things and step out of my comfort zone. I wonder, how many amazing adventures have I missed out on simply because I’ve been too scared of what risks may be involved?

The most important thing is that everyone makes mistakes. We all have flaws; we all are human. Even if you or I make mistakes….

We can make or break the chains that hold us.

Bottom line: Do everything, regret nothing.

💕

Day 6: 6 Current Goals

  1. That others would see Him in me.
  2. Start journaling more
  3. Be a blessing to those around me.
  4. Run at least 3 times every week and enter a 10k. Who knows, maybe I’ll run a marathon someday?
  5. Study harder and graduate.
  6. Reach out to you guys more :)