Entertainer blogger award

Good afternoon everyone, just taking a break from homework to do this award! Cassie nominated me for the Entertainer Blogger Award and I’m super excited to do it! Also, go check out Cassie’s blog because she’s super sweet!!! So, thank you Cassie for nominating me and let’s get started with the award!


  • Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Add these rules to your post.
  • Answer all the questions below.
  • Display the award picture in your post.
  • Nominate 12 other bloggers who are funny, inspiring and most important of all ENTERTAINING!


  • Why did you start a blog in the first place? I love writing and since I’m not majoring in anything writing/ reading related in college, I don’t get to write in school, so I figured I would write outside of school
  • What is your favourite book? I don’t think I have a favorite book but one I read recently and really enjoyed is Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
  • What do you dislike the most? When people put others down for doing something they want to do
  • What is your favourite food at the mall? Starbucks? Not too much mall food is vegan..
  • What is your favourite pasttime? Probably writing, listening to music, or doing like organizational things


Alanna         Shannon         Jasmine         Laura         Tabi         Alana

Alyssa       Lu         Michelle         Monique          Kim         Jess

That’s it. Hope you enjoyed and if you complete the award be sure to tag me because I would love to read your answers!!


Hello August

Happy August everyone. At the beginning of every month, I always see people making goal posts. I always make goals (small and large) at the beginning of each week, month, etc. so I figured I would jump on the bandwagon and post them here.

  • Finish dorm/school supply shopping
  • Read 2-3 books
  • Develop a workout plan for school
  • Do not spend any money unless absolutely necessary
  • Drink 64 oz of water minimum daily
  • Blog 10 times
  • Pack!
  • Spend time with friends before we go back to school.
  • Deep clean my room (my dog sheds so much everywhere so I needs to clean every square inch of my room)
  • Move into my dorm
  • Have a great first week of classes
  • Join at least 2 clubs

What are your goals for August?

Liebster Award

Hi everyone, look at me posting two days in a row. I’m working on planning out some more posts for July (life and some Peru since I suck) and then some back to school posts in August. Once I start school, I’m not going to guarantee too  many posts (especially in September) with getting acclimated to a new place and homework and I’m not going to clack off like I somewhat did in San Diego, but I am going to try.

Okay, enough for an intro, let’s get into this award.

A few weeks back Jewish Thoughts nominated me for this Liebster Award. Thank you so much for the nomination! I love doing these 🙂


  1. Acknowledge the blog who nominated you and display the award.
  2. Answer the 11 questions the blogger gives you.
  3. Give 11 random facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate 11 blogs.
  5. Notify those blogs of the nomination.
  6. Give them 11 questions to answer.

11 Answers

  1. When did you start blogging?

June 2012 I think

  1. Why do you write?

It’s my way of getting what I’m thinking out of my brain so I can process it

  1. What is your favourite holiday or festival?


  1. What is your greatest ambition?

Graduate college

  1. If you could have any one thing what would it be?

A stable decently paying job

  1. What was the best day of your life?

The day I was able to see Machu Picchu

  1. What is your favourite season?


  1. Do you enjoy reading?


  1. What is your job?


  1. What is your favourite recipe?

Cinnamon roll pancakes (100% vegan of course)

  1. What makes you want to wake up each morning?

Work ($$)

11 Facts

  1. I miss Peru with every ounce of my being
  2. I cannot wait to go to Ohio
  3. I love back to school shopping
  4. I don’t want kids but I think I would have them just to take them back to school shopping
  5. I want to learn French, Italian, Japanese/ Swedish
  6. I dyed my hair again
  7. My dog is laying next to me and being adorable right now
  8. I don’t leave for Ohio for 4 weeks but I’ve already started packing
  9. Febreze and car heaters give me headaches
  10. I have always wanted a chameleon
  11. My only motivation for getting a job is so that I can travel and go to concerts

11 Blogs

Rosie Culture               Enette’s World             Experiences De Javu         Ciarra Lorren    Pirate Patty                  Simple Serenity            The Book Raven              Live Life Lightly                              Out N’ About                      BeaFree                 Our Little DIY Corner

11 Questions

  1. What is your favorite time of day?
  2. What show are you currently watching?
  3. Why did you start your blog?
  4. When are you the happiest?
  5. What one item can you not live without?
  6. Do you love what you do? Why/Why not?
  7. What is your favorite article of clothing?
  8. Do you have any pet peeves? What are they?
  9. What is your favorite scent?
  10. Do you have a favorite household chore? What is it?
  11. What is your least favorite movie?

That’s all, hope you enjoy this and that those nominated choose to do it!



This has been a word that has taken up a big part of my vocabulary recently, and for more reasons than one, some which I’d rather not admit.

The reason I’ve chosen this word out of any other is because in all of many babysitting gigs that I have, the one thing that I’ve learned it’s that children get angry and throw tantrums because they are frustrated.

They are frustrated because they think they aren’t being listened to or aren’t being understood or for a variety of other reasons.

This summer I have found myself relating to a 3 year old more than I’d like to. What Ella can get accomplished in kicking and screaming, I cannot. That in itself is frustrating

When I was in Peru, I was happy, generally happy, and that is something I haven’t felt in a while. Since returning from Peru, I haven’t felt happy whatsoever. That is frustrating.

My family adopted a dog (more on that later) and I’m virtually the only one who cares for her. I feed her every day, take her out every other hour, play with her, make sure she takes her pills, everything. My mom pays for it yeah, but that’s the easy part. My dad usually takes her out before he goes to bed and my sister only takes her out if no one else is home. I love my dog but she isn’t ‘my dog’ and when I call her mine everyone gets pissed off but when I say  that I’m the only one who takes care of her, everyone still gets pissed off. That is frustrating.

My dog has heartworm. If she gets too excited or excited at all really, she could die, and no one seems to care. That is frustrating.

I had secured a job paying $18 an hour (I would have made $4000 by the time I went back to school)  for the next 6 weeks and then it was taken right out from under my feet. That is frustrating.

My sister has some mental stuff going on and is getting treated for it (I’m not saying that’s bad at all, yay for getting help) but my parents seem to only care about her and not me whatsoever. No matter what I do or say nothing matters except my sister. They get mad at me for speaking my mind or for things I didn’t do. That is frustrating.

After writing all of these things down on virtual paper, they seem so miniscule, but as I sit here with damp cheeks it’s so freeing to get everything out.

Well, I have to go make my bed on the kitchen floor (also more about that later) so here’s to blotchy cheeks and bad backs.



A year ago, I posted something about how turning 19 was irrelevant. That the 19th revolution around the sun was a pointless one separating the enticing year of becoming an adult  and getting out of your teenage years.

If a year ago I told you that 19 would have been the best year of my life so far, I would have laughed in your face. But here I am, a whole year later, reflecting on my 19th year on this earth.

A year ago I thought I would be attending Arizona State University, majoring in chemical engineering, and living with my aunt.

But here I am, after taking a gap year, getting ready to start school at Ohio University, going to school for secondary education.

This year I did a lot of things, but if there’s one thing I did that I’m most proud of, it’s making my own decisions. I had always been a go with the flow kind of girl, always trying to please. In July, however, I made a tremendous decision to not return to school in the fall, something that  recieved a bit of backlash for, people saying I would never return to college after my break. After I chose to take a break, I was able to leave a toxic job that I wasn’t comfortable with. Normally I would’ve continued with both of these things because that’s what was expected of me, but I did what was right for me and that alone made my entire year.

After convincing my entire family, I was able to volunteer in Peru for over a month, working in an orphanage with some of the cutest babies I had ever seen, and travelling and marvelling at the country as a whole.

This year for me has been the best so far, and I hope it only goes up from here. Now, as I continue to get ready for a new school and a new year, I hope you all continue to live life as I am, pulchritudinously.



Also Happy Birthday to me !

Blogger Recognition Award

Hi everyone. The other day, Kate, nominated me for the Blogger Recognition Award. Thank you so much to Kate for this nomination. I would definitely recommend everyone goes and checks out her blog. Let’s get started with the award.


* Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.

* Give a brief story of how your blog started.

* Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.

* Select 10 other bloggers you want to give this award to.

* Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.

How I started blogging

I have been blogging since I was 14. I stumbled upon someone’s summer bucket list blog and I decided that I wanted to make one as well. So, that summer and the summer after, my friend Molly and I made a summer bucket list blog. We are no longer friends, however, I wanted to continue blogging so I have made a few blogs over my lifetime to continue blogging, mainly just random writings and a bit of food tracking. However, last October, I decided that I wanted to document my time in college so that’s how I started this blog 🙂


  1. Write about what you want- This one may seem pretty self-explanatory, however, it may not be. With so many lifestyle blogs about fashion and the latest hair hack, you may seem pressured to post about these. Yes, it may get you some traffic but if you don’t necessarily like what you’re posting… why blog? I will post a review here and there because I want to and I think other people might want to see it. I post things for me, because I like them, not to get a certain amount of views in a day and I recommend you all do the same.
  2. Don’t stress- I’m all about trying to be consistent, it’s what readers like and it gets views. However, if I’m sick or had a long day or was out with friends, I’m not going to worry about my blog. Blogging can wait, your life can’t. I blog during downtime, on plane rides, in bed, etc. I make sure I love my life how I want to and make sure that blogging comes second. Make sure you do that as well.

I nominate

I have done this award quite a bit and I don’t want to nominate the same 10 people over and over. So, if you want to do this award, by all means, go for it. 🙂


P.S. One more sleep until PERU

A-Z Tag

Hi everyone. Happy Spring! A little bit ago I saw Tabi do the A-Z Tag and I thought it seemed fun, so I have decided to give it a go. Basically, you just put whatever pops into your head for each letter of the alphabet (pertaining to you)

A– Aesthetic

B– Bees are dying at an alarming rate

C– Chicago

D– Dogs

E– Energetic

F– Feminism

G– Goats

H– Hats

I– Indecisive

J– Jeans hater

K– Kid at heart

L– Lipstick

M– Memes

N– Naps

O– Outdoors

P– Pancakes

Q– a Queen

R– Reading

S– Sunrises/Sunsets

T– Tidy

U– Um

V– Vegan

W– Wanderlust

X– Xenodochial

Y– Yellow

Z– Zealous

Since Tabi tagged everyone, I’m also tagging everyone! I would love to see what you guys choose!


Liebster Award

Hi everyone and happy Sunday. I was nominated for the Liebster award again by the lovely Jannin at the Book Nerd Dragon. Thank you so so much for the nomination. Definitely go check out her blog, especially if you love reading!! Let’s get started with the award.


  1. Thank the person who nominated you and answer the 11 questions they’ve written for you.
  2. Nominate 11 people and give them 11 different questions to answer.

My answers

  1. Who is your favorite booktuber? I can honestly say that I didn’t know booktubers were a thing so I don’t have a favorite.
  2. What are you currently reading? How are you liking it so far? I just started Smilla’s Sense of Snow. I don’t really know how to feel about it yet but we’ll see.
  3. Have you read a book that is not your usual genre and ended up liking it? What book was it?  I don’t really have like a set genre I like. I’ll read anything so I’ve liked almost every book I’ve read from most genres.
  4. Where are you from? What country, nationality and stuff?  I’m from The United States. And I’m German, Irish, Scottish, and English,
  5. How old are you? 19
  6. Underrated books and authors you want everyone to know or discover? Emma Cline. I read her book The Girls this past summer and I loved her!
  7. A character you want to have as a boyfriend but not a lead character in their book. SaGoodede from I Am Number Four.
  8. Most hated lead character.  All of the mean kids in Lord of the Flies. I felt so bad for Piggy after they killed him. I cried.
  9. Hardest subject for you? Social Studies
  10. A personality you do not like from a person. When people are pretentious
  11. One character you wanna be friends with forever. Idgie Threadgoode from Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe.

My Questions

  1. What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
  2. What was the last book you read? Would you recommend it to me?
  3. Do you have any tattoos/piercings?
  4. What is your favorite season?
  5. What is your favorite sport?
  6. What do you look for in a boyfriend/girlfriend?
  7. What is your favorite blog post you’ve written?
  8. What is your favorite color?
  9. Coffee or tea?
  10. Cats or Dogs?
  11. Favorite show as a kid?

I nominate:

Esther      Aspen     Debbie     Alanna     Jenny     Patty     Tabi     Becky     Bea     Jess     Alex

I really enjoyed doing this and I hope everyone nominated enjoys it as well!


Blogger Recognition Award

Hi everyone, the other day, I was nominated once again for the Blogger Recognition Award by Bea from BeaFree. Thank you so much for the award and definitely go check out her blog because not only does she have some amazing things to say, she is super consistent in posting (something I need to learn about). Anywho, let’s get started.


* Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.

* Write a post to show your award.

* Give a brief story of how your blog started.

* Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.

* Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.

* Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.

How I started blogging

I have been blogging since I was 14. I stumbled upon someone’s summer bucket list blog and I decided that I wanted to make one as well. So, that summer and the summer after, my friend Molly and I made a summer bucket list blog. We are no longer friends, however, I wanted to continue blogging so I have made a few blogs over my lifetime to continue blogging, mainly just random writings and a bit of food tracking. However, last October, I decided that I wanted to document my time in college so that’s how I started this blog.


The biggest piece of advice I have is to be social. Follow people, like people’s posts, comment on posts, etc. With all of my other blogs I never did that, however, with this blog, I like, comment, and follow so many people’s blogs and have met so many awesome people because of it.

Another thing is to be consistent. If you’re going to post like once a month people really won’t follow you or keep up with you. I’m not saying you have to post daily, but make a schedule and try to stick with it. Yes, there will be times that you won’t be able to maintain it, say during finals or vacations, but definitely try your hardest to stick to a schedule that is pretty frequent.

I nominate

Lauren           Jessica            Marcella               Katie            Ciarra

Alrighty, that’s all for this award, obviously if you ladies don’t want to make a post about this award, you don’t have to, it’s just something I think is very fun.


Who Am I Tag

Hi everyone, so I’ve seen a ton of people do this tag, and I’ve decided to do it as well, because who doesn’t want to know more about me? All jokes aside, this is actually a really cool tag because the questions aren’t “What’s your favorite color?” or “What’s your mom’s name?” but really intriguing questions. Let’s get started.

What is the meaning of my name?

There are a few different meanings of my name, but since I am predominantly German, I’m going to use the German meaning, which is sweet. I can be sweet sometimes, key word is sometimes.

What is my Myer-Briggs personality type?

My personality type is INTJ, also known as the architect. My %s are Introverted – 67%, Intuitive – 69%, Thinking – 86%, Judging – 60%, Turbulent – 94%. Almost no one believes that my introverted % should be that high (or be on the introverted scale at all) because when I’m around people I know and am comfortable with I’m super outgoing and I can talk A LOT, but I’m really awkward and anxious in new social situations so… I don’t know.

What is my Zodiac Sign?

I’m a Gemini (June 12th and don’t forget it… kidding) Everyone gives Geminis so much shit and I still have no idea why. I mean everyone thinks all Geminis have that double personality thing going or whatever (but who doesn’t have a double personality). Like I can really hit it off with someone and then I’ll be like “yeah I’m a Gemini” and all of a sudden they’re out the door. Obviously, this isn’t always but it has happened at least once, which it shouldn’t.

What is my Hogwarts House?

I took the quiz and I got a tie between Gryffindor and Slytherin… That makes 0 sense. I’m basically Draco and Hermione’s love child. I dig that

What are my learning styles? 

I got a multimodal learning preference which basically means I can learn from any of the VARK methods. I did get the most for kinesthetic, but only by 1.

Am I right or left brain dominant?

I got equal. 44% left and 56% right, so I’m a little bit more right brained but not too much.

What is my Blood Type?

O positive. The Red Cross sends me emails like 5 times a day asking me to donate.

What career am I meant to have?


Which Divergent Faction do I belong in?

Okay, I never read/watched any of the Divergent books/movies. Well I watched about 10 minutes of one and it reminded me too much of the Hunger Games (which I also didn’t like) so I have no idea what this means, but I got the Divergent faction.

What does my birth order say about me?

I’m the firstborn in my family and it basically says that I am a natural leader, ambitious, and responsible. I can be a leader when I have to, I am usually ambitious, and I’m pretty responsible (unless I have to make my own doctor appointments… no thanks)

Okay that was really fun, I learned a lot about myself through this and I hope you guys all learned something about me too. I am not going to tag people because I feel like everyone should do this, If you end up completing this tag, tag me in it or something because I want to know how similar/different we are!