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Quarterly Non-Bookish Faves (April, May and June 2020)

Hello friends and fellow book lovers! I quit doing my Non-Bookish favorites monthly and instead moved them to a quarterly thing. It’s mostly because I didn’t have enough content to talk about from month-to-month. By doing them every three months, I have a lot of stuff built up to talk about. Anyways, I have a lot of stuff I’d like to talk about so let’s get into them.

Movies

Onward

I actually watched this movie pretty directly after I wrote my last post. Onward was one I watched due to my ~interest~ and I really liked it. It was unlike any of the other Pixar films but it was great. I feel like this movie is super underrated and it’s such a lovely story about brothers. Easily one of my new favorite Pixar movies!

Happiness Continues

Once again, I’m sure no one is surprised by this. The Jonas Brothers released their tour documentary and I was hyped about it. It truly felt like being at their concert again and it made me happy. It also made me super emotional which isn’t surprising. I loved this and I think about it constantly. Plus the vocals in this were out-of-this-world which is just normal Jonas Brothers.

TV

What We Do In The Shadows

One show I kept up with amidst quarantine was What We Do in The Shadows. I feel like this is such a unique show. It’s a comedy about vampires and it’s basically the shenanigans they get into. As much as I enjoyed Season 1, I thought that Season 2 was even better. I’m excited to see what happens in Season 3 of this series.

Never Have I Ever

Another show I watched during quarantine was Never Have I Ever. This is a show produced by Mindy Kaling and it’s about a girl who is dealing with the grief of losing her father while trying to do teenage things. I really loved this show and I especially loved the addition of John McEnroe as the narrator.

Solar Opposites

The next show I binged was Solar Opposites on Hulu. This was created by Justin Roiland who created Rick and Morty. It reminds me a lot of Rick and Morty but I thought it was a lot of fun. It was a super quick watch and had a stellar voice cast. I’m excited to see what Season 2 of the show tackles.

The Last Dance

I feel like I’m a broken record since a lot of people I know were watching this show and talking about it. I finally decided to buckle down and watch it. I absolutely loved it as it gave me an inside look into Michael Jordan’s life while he was a part of the Chicago Bulls. It was also interesting to learn more about the others on the team especially Steve Kerr. Even if you’re not a sports fan, I highly recommend this if you like documentaries.

Don’t Trust The B in Apartment 23

The show I most recently finished binging was Don’t Trust The B in Apartment 23. This show aired in 2012 and was cancelled after the second season wrapped. While some of the jokes wouldn’t air now, I absolutely loved this show. The main character Chloe gave absolutely no fucks and she was pretty unlikable. However, I loved watching her growth and the addition of James Van Der Beek as himself was great. This show is such a delight and I wish it wouldn’t have ended so soon.

Music

Morgan Wallen

One of my newest favorite musicians is Morgan Wallen. I’ve heard about Morgan Wallen but haven’t listened to him until recently. After hearing a few of his songs, I’m absolutely obsessed. There’s just something about this voice that I love and I cannot stop listening to him. My favorite song of his has to be his cover of Cover Me Up if you’re looking for a place to start.

Big Time Rush

My next musical fave has to be Big Time Rush. Since people have been talking about them reuniting, I’ve been listening to them non-stop. I used to absolutely love them back in the college and I still really love their music. Every time their music comes on, it makes me so happy.

Jonas Brothers

No list of my musical faves would ever be complete with the Jonas Brothers. They actually released two songs during quarantine. Between the two, I enjoyed Five More Minutes more than X. I feel like that’s an unpopular opinion, but I really love both of those songs. No surprise here, though 😛

Let’s get into some songs I enjoyed during these past few months. 😀

  • “Rain On Me” by Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande
  • “Stuck With U” by Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber
  • “I’m Ready” by Sam Smith & Demi Lovato
  • “Watermelon Sugar” by Harry Styles
  • “Wildflower” by 5SOS

Misc Faves

But Better

One of my recent favorite quarantine watches has been “But Better” which is a series hosted by Joshua Weissman. He basically takes a beloved fast-food item and recreates it, making his own “better” version. I really enjoy these videos and how much times he puts into creating a better version. Even though I haven’t tried to make any of them, I really do love these videos.

Home Workouts

The guy I’m talking to suggested us going on a diet together and I immediately shut that idea down. Instead, I told him that I’d get into a workout routine and so far, it’s been really great.While I’m not sure if I’ve lost any weight or gained any muscle, I really do enjoy having a routine. I usually work out 6 times a week and the video above is the one I’ve been doing for the past few days. I really need to a video that works for me and will end up showing some results. Either way, it’s been a lot of fun getting into a workout routine.

Chloe Ting Results Videos

If you watch any kind of fitness Youtube, then you’ll know who Chloe Ting is. She does a lot of fitness videos and her workouts are incredibly popular. I did try her workouts but they’re pretty intense. However, I like watching others try it out and see their results at the end of the two weeks. Susie J Todd has easily become my new favorite when it comes to these fitness result videos, too. They usually make me laugh but also make me feel motivated lol.

I’m an aunt!

I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this before on my blog. Either way, I’m an aunt now as my brother and his gf had a baby boy. When I’m typing this up, it’s actually the day he was born so I have yet to meet him. All I know is that the baby has red hair which is exactly what my brother had as a baby. It’s just so weird to think that I’m someone’s aunt but I am. Lol

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Those are all my non-bookish faves for the past three months. I’m sure I probably forgot some things but I’ll catch them next time. Hopefully you guys enjoy this post as I’ve really been enjoying writing this up. Anyways, that’s all I really have to say. 🙂

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Quarterly Non-Bookish Faves (January, February & March 2020)

Hello friends and fellow non-book lovers! I feel like it’s been forever since I’ve done a non-bookish favorites post. Maybe it’s because I haven’t had many monthly favorites so I ended up falling off the wagon. To try and remedy that, I decided to make this a quarterly installment. Every three months, I’ll be making a post about my non-bookish favorites so I have more time and will hopefully have a fuller post.

Movies

Jumani: The Next Level

I’ve only been to one movie this year and this was it. I really loved Jumanji when I  watched it so I knew I had to see the sequel. Personally, I thought the sequel was good albeit not as good as the first installment. I thought it was funny and made some excellent points about family, friendships and dealing with life after high school. Plus Nick Jonas is in it so of course, I’ll throw my money at anything he’s a part of.

The Good Dinosaur

If there’s one movie you watch from this post, it has to be The Good Dinosaur. I know this movie didn’t perform as well at the box office but I loved it. The guy I’m talking to has Disney+ and he let me use it so I decided to watch it. Honestly, I thought it was so cute while still being heartfelt and featuring some life lessons. I’m not sure why this movie gets such as bad rap but I really enjoyed it.

Us

Next up is another movie I watched as part of my week-long challenge. Of all the movies I watched, Us was easily the best of the bunch. Despite being super scary, I thought it was such a wonderful film. The cast was incredible and the “twist” towards the end made a lot of sense. If you haven’t watched this yet, I highly recommend it if you think you can handle it. I don’t recommend watching it at night which is what I did lmao.

Wonder Woman 1984

While this one isn’t out yet, I’m super excited about it. Wonder Woman was my favorite movie of 2017 and I guarantee this one is going to be my fave of 2020. Originally, this was supposed to be released on June 2nd and now it’s being released on August 14th. If you didn’t know, my birthday is on August 15th so I’m going to make a full day of going to see the movie, going out to eat and just having a girl’s day which is going to be SO much fun.

TV

New Girl

Since the beginning of the year, I’ve been making my way through New Girl and I’m pretty sure in February, I finished it. Honestly, I stopped at season 3 before the year started and I decided to pick it back up. Personally, I thought the series was incredible and I’d highly recommend. As someone who is firmly a Jess, I have to say she’s my favorite and this show is just so charming. While I know it’s not for everyone, I really loved watching it and even cried during the finale lol.

Shrill

I really enjoyed Season 1 of Shrill so I knew I had to watch season 2 and I thought it was as good as the first season. I really love seeing Annie’s character development throughout the series and watching the ups and downs of her career, her love life and her life in general. I think this show does a great job of keeping Annie in the spotlight but also giving the side character their time, too. Personally, I really liked the ending of this and hope Annie has finally come to her senses in this one regard.

Schitt’s Creek

This is actually a show I haven’t finished yet but I wanted to mention it. One of my best friends recommended Schitt’s Creek and it’s been great so far. I think I’m on season 3 and Netflix currently has 5 seasons so I’m about halfway through. I think this show is really funny and the casting is absolutely spot-on. While I like to root for the Rose family, I do enjoy seeing how they deal with the setbacks that keep happening to them. Lol

Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez

If you can’t tell, I’ve basically been watching Netflix and doing nothing else. My best friend from high school and I have been watching shows together as a way to entertain each other at work. One of the shows we both watched was Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez which talks about Hernandez’s childhood into his adult life including college, his stint in the NFL and eventually, him going to prison for murder.

It’s such an interesting look at the case and honestly, it was both informative and entertaining. Personally, I didn’t know much about the case but I think the doc did a great job of giving an overview of the case. If you’re into true crime, then I’d highly recommend this.

Love Is Blind

If you haven’t noticed, I’ve really been using Netflix like crazy and this was even before quarantine lmao. Speaking of my best friend from high school, this is another show Laura and I decided to watch together. I saw all the memes and we eventually decided to watch. Honestly, this show was SO wild but super entertaining and had me feeling so many things before it was over. Thankfully, my favorite couple got married in the end so it was great and this show was exactly what I wanted.

You

Another show I binged on Netflix with Laura was You. If you haven’t noticed, Laura and I make our decisions based on memes. We saw the memes about this show and decided to watch it. What a wild ride this show was especially Season 1. While I liked both seasons, I thought Season 1 was much better than the second. You is, of course, about Joe Goldberg who is the epitome of a charming psychopath who stalks and “fixes” the women he falls in love with. This show was just so addicting and I think we finished the entire series in less than a week.

Tiger King

The last show I watched before April was Tiger King which was another one Laura and I watched because of memes. I don’t want to give too much away about this show because I think it’s better to go in blind. As someone who watched it because of the memes, I have to say it was even better than I hoped for. Easily one of my new favorite guilty pleasure shows and I think it did a great job of shedding light on issues most people don’t even think about.

Music

Niall Horan

Ever since Niall Horan announced his new album, I’ve been hyped. When it was finally released in March, I was excited and rightfully so. I bought Niall’s first solo and I think this one was a massive improvement. In Heartbreak Weather, his music feels a lot more mature and more to his style than Flicker. I also liked that he set the tracklist up to tell a story that was clever. As for my top 3 favorite songs, it has to be 1. “San Fransisco,” 2. “Bend The Rules” and 3. “Heartbreak Weather.” Easily one of my favorite albums of the year so far!

Selena Gomez

Another album I’ve been really loving this year is “Rare” by Selena Gomez. I feel like Selena’s album has been super underrated. For me though, I’ve loved almost all of the songs on it especially her singles. Similar to Niall, I think this album is more mature and it’s nice to see her singing about more mature topics and embracing her age. As for my top 3 songs, it’s 1. “Cut You Off,” 2. “Lose You To Love Me” and 3. “Look at Her Now.” This is another album I’d consider a fave of the year.

Five Seconds of Summer

Aside from the Jonas Brothers, Five Seconds of Summer has easily become one of my new favorite bands. Before their latest album came out, I decided to check out some of their older stuff including their previous album and loved it. 5sos is so incredibly talented and with every album, they’re not afraid to make changes. While I haven’t listened to CALM as much as Youngblood, there’s no way I’m going to be disappointed. I can’t believe I slept on them for so long lmao.

Julia Michaels

If there’s one artist I’ve absolutely fallen in love with, it’s Julia Michaels. I didn’t really check out any of her stuff until I stumbled upon it one day. I downloaded both of her EPs and she’s just so GREAT. I don’t even know how but it feels like she’s in my brain and her songs just speak to me. Not to mention, she has such a beautiful voice and is an incredible songwriter. Even if she only has a few lines in a collab, they’re almost always as good as the rest of the song. If you haven’t checked her out, please do because she’s one of my absolute faves.

Here are a few other songs I discovered and loved so far this year!

  • “What A Man Gotta Do” by Jonas Brothers
  • “One Night Standards” by Ashley McBryde
  • “You Should Be Sad” By Halsey
  • “Gaslighter” by Dixie Chicks
  • “I Love Me” by Demi Lovato
  • “One Man Band” by Old Dominion
  • “Hard to Forget” by Sam Hunt

Misc Faves

Adult Coloring Books

One of my recent favorite things is adult coloring books. I tried to get into them a few years ago but didn’t want to focus. However, I decided to pick one up while I was listening to an audiobook and it’s been a game-changer. Since then, I’ve been turning more to adult coloring books when I needed some time to myself or just wanted to get immersed in something at home.

Jonas Brothers artwork

Another thing I’ve been buying recently is Jonas Brothers related artwork. I don’t think I’ve mentioned this on my blog before but I have plans to make a Jonas Brothers wall in my house. I have pictures, art prints and a framed photo with me with them as part of it but I don’t have it fully complete yet. Buying artwork from the small shops though has been a nice way to support the boys and a small business.


Those are all the non-bookish faves I have for the first three months. I know this post was super long so if you read it, I condemn you lol. Hopefully next time, it won’t be as long but who knows? 😛

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My Top 5 #HappinessBegins Tour Fan Requests

Hello friends and fellow Jonas Brothers lovers. If you didn’t know, my Jonas Brothers concert is tomorrow and I AM HYPED. Even though I’m writing this post early, I’m still in that mindset. When I started writing up my schedule for this month, I knew that I had to put up a post before the concert. Thankfully, I had a lot of ideas and things I wanted to talk about.

However, for my post before the concert, I wanted to do something unique. If you’re not a Jonas Brothers fan, you might not understand the title. I am here to be your guide if you’re unfamiliar. In the middle of every show, the brothers do a “fan request” which I believe is where fans yell out a song and they decide to sing it. That’s the basic gist but I’ve heard conflicting stories.

Either way, it’s basically where they sing a song that’s not on the setlist. It’s basically their chance to give the fans what they want and make the show more interactive. For my post, I decided to feature the top 5 songs I’d like for them to sing as a fan request. I’d like to give a small disclaimer and say that I’m writing this post early so if they sing them, it’s my bad. Lol but let’s go!


5. Games

Unsurprisingly, I already sent this list to a friend so I already had it planned out. Coming in at #5 is Games, a song from the Jonas Brothers self-titled album. As far as songs go on the album, this one is severely underrated. I know that a lot of fans say that it’s nostalgia glasses, but I really do think that this album is one of their best.

I think Games does a great job of showcasing Joe and Nick’s voices along with doing some different things with the beats and pitches. Hopefully, I know what I’m talking about. Lmao, either way, I’d like to see a 2019 take on this song.

4. 6 Minutes

When I’m posting this, the boys have only sung one song from It’s About Time, their debut album. This album is incredibly rare and is one that fans will hunt for because they want their very own copy. Thankfully, you can now buy the entire album on iTunes so everyone can own it in a way.

One of my favorite songs from the album is 6 Minutes and this is a case of it not being an actual song written by the Jonas Brothers. This song was originally recorded by LFO but I love the Jonas Brothers take on it. It’s a Joe-heavy song as most of the songs on my list are and I’d like to see how the boys would sound, singing this as they haven’t in many years.

3. Much Better

As you can tell, I’m trying to pick a song from each of their albums besides their new one as they’ll be singing a ton of those songs. I’d go as far to say that this entire album is underrated as the Jonas Brothers were coming off 2 majorly successful years. Lines, Vines and Trying Times was their first real “experimental” album and one that I know isn’t everyone’s favorite.

Thankfully, the album has a lot of bops and one that I particularly enjoy is Much Better. If you followed the drama, then you know this song is based on Joe’s relationship with Taylor Swift. By today’s standards, he would be throwing some major shade but I think this is a pretty polite breakup song and one that doesn’t get enough love. I especially love the vocals in this and the lyrics are just everything.

2. BB Good

I distinctly remember listening to this song a lot when the album came out. If I’m remembering right, A Little Bit Longer started out with this song. However, it never seemed to get as much love as it deserved. Rather, the album was known for hits like Burning Up and Lovebug which is great songs.

There was just something about BB Good that felt different. It felt like a more mature song but would be considered tame now. Regardless this song was just unlike anything I’ve heard from them before and I LOVED it. As per the other songs, I’m pretty sure that Joe was the only one who sang on this one and I absolutely die for that. Lmao

1. Hollywood

If I had to pick one song that I’d DIE to hear as a fan request, it’s Hollywood. If you’re sensing a theme, then you’re right. This song is severely underrated and I think it’s one that they haven’t played since their 2007 tour. Honestly, I wish that this song was getting as much hype as their others because it’s just glorious.

I’d love to see if they change the lyrics or keep them the same. A 2019 version could be completely different and I’d like to see that. Since they’re only doing one fan request, I’d love it if they decided to do this song!


Those are my top 5 #HappinessBegins Tour fan requests. Hopefully, by the time my show happens, they haven’t sung these. If they have, then it’s on me. Lol

Would anyone like to see a post about my concert? I’d be happy to do one if you’re planning on going to see them or if you’re looking for tips about the Hershey Park stadium. Either way, I’m just so EXCITED that a post is pretty much inevitable at this point. 😀

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What I got for my birthday 2019

Hello friends and fellow book lovers! If you didn’t know, yesterday was my birthday and I’m now officially over halfway to being 30. Saying that just makes me want to throw up but let’s forget about it. I already plan on having a Golden Girls party for when I turn 30, though 😉

Since my birthday was yesterday, I figured I’d do a birthday haul. When I’m typing this up, it’s a few days before my birthday. However, I did get a gift that I didn’t want to forget to include in this post. Before I get started, I want to say a quick thank you to those who wished me a happy birthday or even just, thought of me. Of course, I’d also like to thank every one of my family and friends who got me gifts (who likely won’t be reading this lmao) 😛


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1. The Afterlife of Holly Chase Fence Vol. 1

The first gifts I received were from Ellyn. I was honestly so surprised when these came to my door even though she told me about them. She got me The Afterlife of Holly Chase and Fence Vol. 1, neither of which I’ve read but I know that they’re both favorites of Ellyn’s. I’m so happy that she thought of me and decided to gift me two books that I know she loves dearly. Thank you so much, Ellyn, I love you ❤

2. Spending money for my concert

Most of my family gave me cards for my birthday and all of them had money in them so I decided to save that for my concert. I don’t really have much more to say about this lol but I’m happy to save it all up and make sure that I don’t have to use much money for the concert. I’m still going to take money out because I know that it’ll end up having no self-control lmao.

3. A cat blanket, a cat face mask, B&N gift card, and a cake

For my birthday, my parents got me a few things and I was SO happy. I got a cat blanket, a face mask that looks like a cat, a gift card to Barnes & Noble plus they got me 2 cakes for my birthday. I think there was something else, but I really can’t remember…is that bad? Lol, either way, I appreciated it all. 🙂

4. A Beauty and the Beast sweatshirt

The day after my birthday, we had a little get-together at my house and my aunt decided to drop off my gift. Since she knows I love Beauty and the Beast, she got me a Beauty and the Beast cropped sweatshirt. It’s really soft and I can’t wait to wear it when it starts getting colder.

5. A gift from Lysette

For my birthday, Lysette got me a gift but it got lost in the mail and I’m waiting for the replacement. I don’t know what it is yet but I’m sure that I’ll love it. That’s part of the reason why I decided to use that gif lmao. I’m sure that I’ll include it in a future post so eventually, we’ll all know. 😛


As for the second part of my post, I decided to talk about a few things that I bought myself for my birthday. First, I’d like to mention that I bought myself, Jonas Brothers tickets and a meet&greet so that’s basically the biggest birthday gift that I could get myself.

Additionally, I also bought myself a fanny pack, a Bob’s Burgers keychain and a train ticket!

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What I want for my birthday 2019

Hello friends and fellow book lovers! I don’t think that I’ve mentioned it in any of my posts before now but my birthday is on August 15th. Unfortunately, I’m not going to be an exciting age so that’s nothing really thrilling. I’m going to be 26 which isn’t anything to really write home about lmao.

Since there’s no Top 5 Tuesday post this week, I decided to do something a little bit different. I’m going to talk about some of the things I want for my birthday this year and then I might do a birthday haul. To be completely honest, I haven’t really thought about what I want nor have I given my parents any indication so we’ll see.

Before getting into what I want, I’d like to talk a little about what I do for my birthday. I usually get up pretty early and go out to lunch with my parents and my cousin, Veronica. It’s nothing fancy but it’s something that I really enjoy doing plus I can always sneak by Barnes & Noble or the mall to pick something up for myself.

1. An Amazon gift card

One thing I really would enjoy getting is an Amazon gift card. I used to have an Amazon wishlist but I don’t use it unless it’s around Christmas. Instead, I’d enjoy an Amazon gift card so I can buy some Kindle books. Recently, I’ve been scouring the romance category and have found some books I’d really be interested in. Additionally, I want to buy DNCE’s second CD but I could also buy that on iTunes so we’ll see.

2. Spending money for my concert

Usually, for my birthday, my family gives me a card with money in it and I really appreciate it. This year, I’m going to save up all of it for use at my concert. I’ve been thinking about this concert for the past 3 months and I know I’m probably going to have no self-control once I get in there. That being said, I already have a plan of how much I think I’m going to need for the concert so I’m feeling pretty confident.

3. Jeans from American Eagle

In the mail, I got a coupon for American Eagle jeans and even though it’s been years since I shopped there, a lot of the Youtubers I watch rave about their jeans. Since then, I’ve been really excited to get a pair of my own. They have a new brand of jeans that are specifically made for a “curvy” figure so I want to give those a try. Considering that my coupon’s for 25% off, then there’s no harm in trying!


Honestly, I’ll probably end up treating myself and buy the jeans for myself lmao. I’m also going to have to buy my train ticket for the concert so that’s going to be a little bit of money. Overall, I’ve really been saving up for this concert so I’m trying to keep my spending to a minimum for August. Lmao

Hopefully, I didn’t come off like a huge brat or anything for making this list. More than likely, I probably won’t end up getting anything off this list and I’ll just be content since I have my concert to look forward to. Plus I have some BIG plans for fall which I’ll talk about in a post soon so look out for that 😛

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Tag: What’s On Your Heart

Hello friends and fellow book lovers! I’m finally getting to all the tags that I’ve been neglecting because of my hiatus. I wasn’t even sure if I wanted to do this one but I like Sara and this could be a lot of fun. Since I’m recently single, I know that my answer will be way different than they may have been 6 months ago so let’s go. Lmao

RULES:

  • Thank the person who nominated you to participate.
  • Link back to the original post (Purple Rose’s & Dollfaced Writer’s)
  • Attach an image that inspires you regarding the month’s theme (or use the original).
  • Talk about what this month’s theme means to you.
  • Answer the questions.
  • Nominate 3 people to participate.
  • Enjoy the rest of your month

 *actual photo of what’s on my heart lmao


What’s On Your Heart

As weird as it might sound, basically every celebrity crush I love. My heart is also super full because of my friends, my family, my pets and ofc the Jonas Brothers. I thought I would be depressed af but I’m surprisingly doing way better.

Questions

1. Do you believe in love at first sight?

This is an odd question because I do to a certain degree. Do I think you can see someone and know you’re going to marry them and be with them forever? No, but do I think you can fall in love with someone’s looks? Yes, so I’m basically in the middle lol. Personally, I’ve never experienced it so I don’t know.

2. Do you believe in soulmates?

Yes. I do and I’ll show you mine.

But in all seriousness, I do believe in soulmates. I think that everyone has a soulmate whether it is romantic or not.

3. What’s the first thing you notice about a person?

I’m going to go with Sara’s answer and say smile. When I went on a date recently, that’s the first thing I noticed besides how tall he was. Considering that I’m 5’2″, I’m always sizing up people’s heights. Lol

4. What’s your ideal date?

I’m going to say that I really like the classic dinner and movie. It’s so fun and is pretty low maintenance. My favorite date was hands-down when my ex took me to Disneyland but that’s a pretty high scale for an ideal date. As long as I’m with someone I like, then I don’t mind what we’re doing.

5. What traits do you look for in a friend/significant other?

As weird as it might seem, my traits for a significant other is intelligence. I don’t date someone who is dumb. I’ve tried it before and it just doesn’t work. I have to be with someone who I can talk about things with and won’t be afraid to share their opinion or get in a little disagreement with me. It might be odd but it’s a MUST for me if we’re going to be a couple lmao.

6. What are your thoughts on being friends with an ex?

7. If you’re a believer, when did you give your heart to the Lord? If not, what in life keeps a bounce in your step?

I’m going to steal Sara’s answer here and say that everything happens for a reason. I just do what I think is right and if it’s not, then it’s not. Either way, I’ll learn from it and that’s what really matters.


I don’t think I’m going to tag anyone, but this was a fun break from what I normally do. 🙂

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Spring Non-Bookish Faves

Hello friends and fellow book lovers! I feel like it’s been forever since I’ve done one of these posts and I’ve basically done everything but reading. April has been a huge step back for me as far as reading goes and honestly, everything in my life. Finally, it feels like the tides are changing and in the words of Ariana Grande: “thank u, next.” So let’s get into it!

Movies

Christopher Robin

I’m not sure why I waited so long to watch this movie, but I loved it! Christopher Robin is basically the story of Christopher Robin as he’s grown up and needs to learn what his priorities are again. It’s such a delightful yet relatable story and I especially loved getting to see all of my favorite characters from when I was younger.

Booksmart

I don’t usually talk about how much I loved The To-Do List but it was easily one of my favorite movies in college. This movie reminds me of a lot of it because it’s about this kind of nerdy girls who want to have fun before going to college. Maybe it’s just a premise that I like but this movie looks amazing. Hopefully, my Jonas gals will want to go see it.

TV

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

After I break up, I decided to make it my mission to watch the entirety of Brooklyn Nine-Nine and guess what? I did it and it was amazing. It’s easily one of my new favorite TV shows. I didn’t even get upset at the cute Jake and Amy parts because I just love them so much??? This show really made me feel so much better and it will always have a special place in my heart. ❤ ❤

Superstore

This show was recommended to me by my boss. He said that the show is all about people who work in retail and since I work in retail, I was down. Even though I’m only on season 1, this show is super relatable and I LOVE it so much. It does a great job of showing what a lot of retail employees think/do/act like on a regular basis. I can already tell that I’m going to love the rest of this show.

Broad City

Sadly in April, one of my favorite shows ever ended and that was Broad City. I don’t exactly remember when I started watching it but I love it. The ending was everything I wanted and more. It made me so happy and sad but I wouldn’t have changed a thing. I think the show took some risks that both paid off and didn’t work. It was just an incredible season to cap off an amazing series.

What We Do In The Shadows

This is another show I watched amidst my breakup and it surprised me. What We Do In the Shadows is a mockumentary style show about a group of vampires who live in Staten Island. It’s equal parts funny and super weird but I enjoy it. So far it only has 5 episodes out so I’m excited to see where the series goes.

Shrill

Basically, all my faves have been TV related and I’m just a binge-watching queen. Lmao anyways I was really excited for Hulu’s Shrill and it was everything I wanted. Even though it was only 6 episodes, it featured a lot of difficult topics and made a lot of interesting commentaries. At least I have another season to look forward to!

Music

Jonas Brothers

In April, so much happened with the Jonas Brothers. They released another single and also announced that their album was coming June 7th. I already took the day off work to buy it and plan on having a girls day with my Jonas squad. It might be pathetic to say but their reunion is what makes me MOST happy in this world. I don’t know if I would’ve gotten through this breakup if I didn’t have their music.

Brooks & Dunn’s Reboot

I know that’s not Brooks & Dunn, but they released a new album called Reboot. It’s basically covers of their older songs by new artists. Most of the time, they also sing on the song, too. I think it’s a really cool concept and breathes new life into songs that people might have forgotten about. Two of my favorites have to be Kacey Musgraves singing Neon Moon and Cody Johnson singing Red Dirt Road.

Lemonade by Beyoncé

Recently, Beyoncé finally released Lemonade on all streaming platforms. I’ve basically been listening to it non-stop on Spotify. It’s such an amazing album and I might end up buying it on iTunes eventually. For now, I really like listening to those songs again and it’s just perfect.

Here are a few other songs I really like!

  • “Make Me Want To” by Jimmie Allen (babe ❤ <3)
  • “NASA” by Ariana Grande
  • “National Anthem” by Lana Del Rey
  • “Juke Jam” by Chance the Rapper ft Justin Bieber

Misc Faves

Small Shops & New Glasses

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This pic is actually a two-for-one. ALSO, LET’S IGNORE MY BREAKOUTS, ok everyone be cool lmao. I had to include it because one of my non-bookish faves is my new glasses. They took some getting used to but I really love them. I wanted a change and that’s exactly what they were.

Second, I’m wearing a sweatshirt made from a small shop. Lately, I’ve been getting really into buying stuff from independent stories or shops from Etsy. It’s basically all Jonas Brothers merchandise but that’s beside the point. Lmao

Baja Mountain Dew

One of my favorite spring/summer drinks has to be Baja Mountain Dew. It originally started at Taco Bell but they decided to put it out in stores. Thankfully, one of the vendors at work told me they were stopping it soon. Basically, I’ve been stocking up on it and drinking it ALL THE TIME. I’m basically hyper 24/7 but I don’t mind lmao.

Dating

This might be a weird one, but I’ve been getting myself back into the dating world. I’ve been doing a little flirting with someone irl. I don’t think it’s going to go anywhere but there is always a possibility. I also downloaded Bumble and I’ve met a few prospects so it’s slow going but not as bad as I thought. Maybe if something gets more serious, I’ll talk about it but for now, I’m just getting it low-key and having fun. 🙂


I’m pretty sure those are all my non-bookish faves. I’ve been waiting to do this post so I’m happy to finally have it posted. Hopefully, it wasn’t too long and you guys didn’t get bored. If you read this entire thing, then you’re the real MVP.

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The Alphabet Post Challenge

  • Hello friends and fellow book lovers! I honestly wasn’t sure if I wanted to do this post because I wasn’t in the mood to talk about things I love. Then I remembered that there is a lot more to be happy about than sad. I still have a job, family, dogs and a million things to be grateful for that don’t include a man. I guess it’s hard to see that sometimes.

    All of that being said, I’d like to thank Jenna. She is the one who tagged me in this and she’s one of my favorite people. She’s always so kind and sweet. I always look forward to her posts and you should, too 😉 Check her out! ❤

    Rules

    1. The post was created by Stuart of Something to Stu Over.
    2. Acknowledge the blogger that challenged you.
    3. Display the challenge photo or create your own.
    4. Link back to this post so I can read yours.
    5. Create one post or multiple posts, using a word that starts with each letter of the alphabet and share your thoughts on the word you chose and how it can be applied to our lives.
    6. Be creative and have fun!
    7. Nominate 5 -7 bloggers to participate.


    A is for Autumn

    The first word I came up with was autumn. While autumn isn’t my favorite season, it’s such a great season. Maybe it’s because I love wearing kind of dreary colors or wearing sweaters but I really do enjoy autumn. Plus there’s something about everything changing that I like.

    B is for Books

    Obviously, I’d be remiss to feature books for the letter b. I am a book blog after all so it’s only customary 😉

    C is for Chicken Tenders

    I’m gonna be honest here: I’m a super picky eater. One of my favorite things to eat is chicken tenders. If I go to a place and they don’t have any food I like, that’s what I’m ordering. I have had some unfortunate results when eating them but I just can’t stop. I love them. Lol

    D is for Dachshund

    Once again, I’m not sure if my newer followers know this but I have a dog and he’s a dachshund mix. His name’s Chopper and he also started my obsession with dachshunds.

    E is for Etsy

    Recently, I’ve been obsessed with looking on Etsy and ordering things on there. It’s just such a unique place, full of tons of stuff. Whether I’m looking for a shirt, keychain or a gift, I know I can find something on there. It might be a little bit more expensive but it feels good to know that I’m getting something homemade.

    F is for Family and Friends

    I’m going to steal Jenna’s answer here and go with family and friends. I’m happy to have a pretty good support system around me. I don’t want to post any pictures because I posted pics with my ex and now I regret it. Either way, I’m really thankful for the people I have in my life who support me.

    G is for Goofy Movie

    One of my favorite movies, when I was younger, was A Goofy Movie. I think it came out when I was 2 and I loved it so much. I remember rewatching it all the time and as an adult, I like it even more. I just can’t believe that it’s not more popular and that more people don’t like it. Lol

    H is for High-Waisted Jeans

    In a previous post, I talked about how much I love to wear sweatpants and leggings. I do love to wear them but if I have to wear jeans, I always wear them high-waisted. I have a weird body shape so they flatter me. I might consider a pair of mid-rise jeans but I WILL NEVER BE IN LOW-RISE JEANS. I will wear high-waisted jeans forever!

    I is for Internet

    At first, I couldn’t think of a word for this. Then it finally came to me. Of course, why wouldn’t the word be internet? I love the internet. We didn’t get a computer until I had started high school but honestly I’ve never looked back. I love being on the internet and seeing everything it has to offer.

    J is for Jonas Brothers

    No one is shocked by this. I love the Jonas Brothers. Thank you for coming to my Ted Talk.

    K is for Kill the Boy Band

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    One of my favorite books I’ve read this year is Kill The Boy Band by Goldy Moldavsky. I think I read it in the middle of February and it was such a great book. I think the book did a great job of embracing fandom while also pointing out what’s wrong with it. I think I’m getting into a reading slump so I might try to reread it. 🙂

    L is for Leggings

    Recently, I just got two incredible pairs of leggings. Honestly, I can’t even describe how much I love them. They fit me so well and they work perfectly as pants. I only got them like a week ago but I’ve already worn them 3 times.

    M is for Music

    Music is easily one of my favorite things. I’ve been listening to music the entire time I’ve been writing this post. In case you’re curious, I started with Jonas Brothers, moved to Meek Mill, back to Jonas Brothers and now Ariana Grande. Basically, my music tastes are all over the place but I just love listening to music.

    N is for NFL

    That gif is everything to me. Also for N, I’m going with the NFL. While I don’t love the NFL or what it stands for, I do love to talk about it, write about it and watch it. Either way, it’s a huge part of my life so I had to include it.

    O is for Olives

    I know those aren’t actually olives, but it’s so annoying to try and find a gif of olives. I’m a super picky eater but one thing that I love is olives. Personally, I really enjoy black olives over the green ones, but I’m not picky with them. Easily one of my favorite things to snack on. 🙂

    P is for Pink

    Pink is my favorite color. It does seem a little obvious when you look at my blog but I really love pink. I think it’s such a fun color.

    Q is for Quiet

    If there’s one thing I love, it’s quiet. Personally, I love for it to be quiet when I’m reading or writing. I can handle a little bit of white noise but I’d prefer no noise. Sometimes I do listen to music but most of the time, I prefer quiet.

    R is for Rose Gold

    Another one of my favorite colors is rose gold. I feel like I jumped on the rose gold trend when it was first getting popular. Most people can’t tell because my phone has a case but it’s rose gold. I think rose gold is such a pretty color and I wish more things came in rose gold. Lol

    S is for Sleeping

    One of my favorite things to do is sleep. I’m sure everyone else feels that way but I love getting ready for bed. Usually, I like to read or watch Youtube so it makes for a relaxing night. Plus sleeping is pretty great!

    T is for Taco Bell

    Once again, I’m not sure how much I mention this on here. However, I really love Taco Bell. It’s probably my favorite restaurant and I’ve basically eaten almost everything they have. I mean I’m not going to eat Mexican pizza but I love Taco Bell regardless of how much they keep getting rid of the rolled chicken tacos.

    U is for U.N.I.

    Looking at another post, I saw someone mention their favorite song so I decided to mention one of my favorites. Even though I didn’t mention it in this post, I really love Ed Sheeran. While I do like his newer music, my favorite song by him is U.N.I. As per usual, the lyrics are insightful and in college, I used to fall asleep listening to it. Lol

    V is for Vine

    Last year, I got really obsessed with Vine compilations. Even though Vine is shut down, it lives on. When I’m having a bad day or need something to pass the time, I’ll watch Vine compilations haha.

    W is for Writing

    This might be another obvious one, but I love to write. I consider writing my passion and I’ve been doing it since basically forever. I remember in high school, I used to write fiction stories and eventually, fanfiction on paper. Once I got my own computer, I started to type up my writing and basically haven’t stopped since. Writing just feels therapeutic to me.

    X is for X-Men

    When I was younger, I liked the X-Men movies. I haven’t watched the new ones, but I really want to. I don’t remember much about them but I also couldn’t really think of an answer to this. Lol

    Y is for Youtube

    As I mentioned earlier, I love the internet and my favorite thing on the Internet has to Youtube. If I’m on my phone, I’m more than likely watching Youtube. I watch a ton of different videos…whether it be booktube, music, cartoon analysis or fashion videos. I can always find something to watch on there.

    Z is for Zootopia

    One of my favorite Disney movies is Zootopia. When I was working on my Top Disney movies, I knew I had to include this one and I think it made the top 5. If you haven’t watched it before, I highly recommend it. With Disney+ coming out soon, we’ll be able to watch anything 😉


    This post was fun but a lot of work! It’s weird how you can’t think of certain things when you’re putting on the spot. I did have some trouble but thankfully, I came up with a word for each of them!

    However, I do want to see what some of my friends love so here’s who I’m tagging.

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I’m going on a 2-week hiatus!

Hello friends. I’m going to make this post short because I’m already getting emotional, posting it. Let’s just get into it: I’m going on a 2-week hiatus from this blog and it’s much-needed. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, my boyfriend and I were supposed to be together and doing things.

However, I haven’t heard from him in a week (when I’m writing this) so I don’t know what’s going on with him. I just wish I had some kind of answer so I wouldn’t be stuck, feeling so terrible. I’m just feeling so confused and mostly, hurt. I put so much time and money into this trip so it just sucks to not even be able to enjoy my vacation.

Honestly, it’s just incredibly hard to just sit down and write a post. I have no motivation or energy to do anything. I’ll start having a decent morning but by the afternoon, I feel like I’m falling apart. I feel so stupid since we’ve been dating for 3 years so I was completely blind-sided by this and still am.

Right now, I don’t have any idea what’s going on. All I know is that I deserve some kind of explanation and I haven’t gotten that yet. All of that being said, I have to take a break and focus on myself. Mentally and emotionally, this is taking a huge toll on me and my anxiety is through the roof. Overall, I just feel like I need to take a step back from everything and regroup.

I will have a few posts going up including my April TBR and March Wrap-up. I originally planned on doing Top 5 Tuesday but I don’t think I can write a post about romantic reads. Soon but not right now. I also won’t be replying to comments, reading posts or basically doing anything with this blog.

Update: Because Jeff is a coward, he broke up with me at 2am so I didn’t have any time to question it or process the decision. I’m upset, heartbroken and honestly furious. 

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Winter Non-Bookish Faves

Hello friends and fellow book lovers! I’ve been so excited to finally do this post as there have been so many non-bookish faves for me. Surprisingly, winter has been a great season for me as far as non-bookish things go. I did read a decent amount of books, too but now is not the time so let’s get into it 😛

Movies

Creed II

Are you guys sick of me talking about this movie?? Lol well, I’m not because I just loved this movie so much. I was a fan of the first movie and I was so excited for the sequel. I ended up enjoying it just a little more than the first one.

It added entirely new lore to the Creed and Rocky franchise. Watching Adonis’ character growth, how impacted his relationship and the fight scenes were amazing. This movie was so fantastic and it’s easily one of my favorite movies of 2018, if not all time.

Dumplin’ 

Another movie I loved this winter was Dumplin’. Personally, I’ve been watching a lot of Netflix lately and I was a little apprehensive of this one. I didn’t like the book but I’m happy to say that I loved the movie. I loved the cast, the changes they made and especially all the nods to Dolly Parton. I can’t wait to see what Netflix does next. 🙂

Us

My last favorite is actually a trailer. On Christmas, Jordan Peele released the trailer for his new horror movie, Us. I really loved Get Out so I’m excited to see what Peele does next. The premise is incredibly unique and I know Peele will set it up one way and then rip the rug out from under us. Plus the cast is just perfect so yes I can’t wait!

TV

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power

Keeping with my Netflix theme, I marathoned She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. I didn’t watch the original series, but this reboot was everything. It was action-packed but didn’t give up any of that for character development. I especially loved its focus on friendship and it really inspired me when it came to writing. I can’t wait to see what happens in season 2. 🙂

Big Mouth

Going to the entire opposite side of the spectrum, I watched Big Mouth. It took me a week or so but I finished both seasons. If you don’t know, this show follows a group of friends who are going through puberty. It deals with a lot of relatable topics but makes them funny. It’s super funny but also timely as it focused on issues like slut-shaming, sexual education, and depression.

Golden Girls

I took a little break from watching Golden Girls but now I’m back into it. I just started season 5 so I have the rest of it and two more seasons. I’m excited to see what the show tackles next but also nervous. At times, it’s really dated and I hope it improves with that instead of getting worse.

Bob’s Burgers holiday episodes

Because of the holidays, I decided to start a new tradition. I watched the holiday episodes of Bob’s Burgers and it actually put me in the holiday spirit. I watched a handful of the Thanksgiving and Christmas episodes. I consider those some of their best episodes so I’d highly recommend it for next year if you need some holiday spirit. 😉

Music

Ariana Grande

I can’t even begin to express how much I love Ariana Grande. I’ve been listening to her sweetener album since I bought it and since then, I’ve downloaded the rest of them. I’ve also really been loving thank u next and imagine. I honestly can’t describe how happy her music makes me. I’m also planning on going to her concert in June so I’m crossing my fingers for that. 🙂

Kacey Musgraves

Another artist I really loved this winter was Kacey Musgraves. I borrowed Golden Hour on hoopla and eventually, bought it on iTunes. Golden Hour is filled with so many goods songs and I’m sad that I slept on it for so long. Even if you don’t like country music, you need to give Kacey Musgraves a chance. She has such crossover appeal that you won’t even notice it’s country 😉

Jimmie Allen

Keeping with the country theme, I really loved Jimmie Allen this winter. It’s so rare to find POC in country music and a Black man at that. Allen adds something entirely new to the genre and doesn’t just stick to the same “bro-country” template. His debut album, Mercury Lane has a lot of great songs but two of my faves are “To Be Single” and “Best Shot.”

Here a few other songs I really loved!

  • “Beautiful Crazy” and “I Know She’s Ain’t Ready” by Luke Combs
  • “Dumb Blonde” by Dolly Parton ft Miranda Lambert
  • “Got My Name Changed Back” by Pistol Annies
  • “Dance Like We’re Making Love” by Ciara

Misc Faves

New robe and slippers

For Christmas, I did a gift exchange with my cousins. For one of my ideas, I put down slippers and my secret Santa actually got me two pairs. Now, I have a pair that I wear in my room and another I wear around the house. A week or so after Christmas, I also found a new robe as mine’s old and pretty worn so I’ve been loving using them both.

New planner and calendar

Right before the year began, I got a new planner from Barnes & Noble. It’s not nearly as high maintenance as the one I bought last year. Hopefully, that will cause me to use it more plus I found little to-do checklists and weekly agendas so I’ll be able to have better time management.

In keeping with the same theme, I got a new calendar for 2019. Usually, I get one for Christmas but Santa forgot 😛 Luckily, my dad and I went to the mall and found me a Bob’s Burgers one. I also found a small one with dachshund puppies on it. 🙂

Fantasy football surprise

 

For Christmas, a friend in my fantasy football league told me she got me a gift. I had no clue what to expect. However, when I opened it, it was a signed jersey of Michael Thomas. I was so shocked and happy, I still can’t believe she did that. It means a lot to me especially since I’ve been covering the team for almost 2 years. I’m just so excited to display and I’m so thankful ❤

New dresser

 

For Christmas, the big gift I asked for was a dresser. Thankfully, Santa brought it to me and I can’t tell you how much I love it. It’s so much easier than having all those stupid plastic dressers. Everything is so much more organized and I feel like I have a lot more room. 🙂


Those are my non-bookish favorites for winter. Winter was a pretty good season for me if you couldn’t tell. I loved a lot of things and I might even be missing some. Either way, I had a great Thanksgiving and Christmas. I had to work both New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day which isn’t fun but oh well. Money is money 😛

What about you? What were some of your non-bookish favorites during this winter?

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