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🎃 Happy October! 🍂 if only it weren’t 90 degrees outside...⠀ ⠀ Regardless of the weather, I hope you’ve had a lovely fall so far. Last month, I started a new job as a youth librarian assistant, and working with children & books all day has been absolutely magical! ✨ Helping a child pick out a new favorite read is SO rewarding. 📚⠀ ⠀ Ironically, I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump lately! 🙈 I’m hoping to get over that soon, because I’m reading Graceling by Kristin Cashore with my best friend Jake this month! ⠀ ⠀ How do you get over a slump & reignite your passion for reading? I wrote a few ways I try to overcome them on the blog—check it out under “most recent posts” on the linktree in my bio! 📖 (ps I know the book is backward...I tried flipping the image but I didn’t like it as much 🙈😂 )
When do you know it’s time to step back from social media? 📱 ⠀ ⠀ Last week, my thumb paused en-route to the Instagram app. For some reason, I couldn’t bring myself to open it—the idea made me sick to my stomach. Which is very strange, considering I’m a blogger & I typically enjoy connecting with others through Insta and Twitter.⠀ ⠀ After some contemplation, I figured that I was burnt out and needed to take better care of myself. We just weren’t meant to know what everyone else is up to 24/7! When we’re so focused on our peers and our online image, we lose track of reality & it inevitably brings us down.⠀ ⠀ I’m sorry for being pretty much absent from the online world last week & I’m catching up with everyone! However, I’m not sorry for taking a break (and you shouldn’t be either! ). I’m not going to stop posting, but I am going to start limiting the time I spend scrolling each day! Starting a new job will probably help with that. 😆⠀ ⠀ I wrote about 5 MAJOR signs (that I initially ignored ) that I was letting social media control me. It’s on the blog & the link is in my bio if you want to check it out! 💕
If you could take a train trip anywhere in the world, where would you go? 🚂💕⠀ ⠀ In Field Notes On Love, Mae and Hugo are complete strangers who end up taking a cross-country train tip together. This story was short, but it was also packed full of charm & sweet observations about love and taking risks. 💖 My full review is up on the blog!⠀ ⠀ This story made me want to pack my bag and hop on the nearest train! There’s so many places in the world I want to see. 🌎
What’s your favorite book you’ve read this year? 📖💕 I’m currently reading The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken. It’s reminding me of my Hunger Games/Divergent/Maximum Ride days & I’m here for it! 🖤⠀ ⠀ I have a new book review AND a list of my 5 favorite books I’ve read this year up on my blog if you want some recommendations! 📚
What’s something happy that’s happened to you recently? ☺️✨⠀ ⠀ I’m feeling rather optimistic lately. I’ve been making progress on a creative writing project and solidifying plans for my future! After a time of doubt and fear, I finally feel like it’s time to step forward into a future I’m excited about & embrace new opportunities & dreams. 💕⠀ ⠀ A new post is up on the blog: How To Live a Disney Princess Lifestyle! Go check it out & comment below who your favorite princess is! Mine is Belle, as most of you know, but I also relate to Rapunzel and Anna. 👑 it honestly depends on the day!⠀ ⠀ [📷: @amgitshannah ]
Is it too late to put in my application to join the Mickey Mouse Club? ❤️🖤 ⠀⠀ No matter how old I get, I will always run on Disney Magic! Working on Main Street USA was one of the most incredible experiences of my life, and I miss my Disney friends every single day! 💖 ⠀⠀ Naturally, I wanted to write about Disney today—specifically, all those live action remakes coming out! I just watched The Lion King & was pleasantly surprised. 🦁 But is Disney going overboard with their reboots? ⠀⠀ Well, I went a little overboard myself & wrote an analysis essay on these live action remakes & whether they’re worth watching and supporting. It’s live on the blog! 💻 ⠀⠀ What’s your favorite Disney film of all time? ✨
I woke up early this morning, looked outside & saw these pretty blooms. Naturally, I had to run outside & take a book pic! 🌸📖 You can’t tell, but I was still wearing my pjs.⠀ ⠀ In the world of “A Study in Charlotte,” Sherlock Holmes & John Watson weren’t fictional characters. They were real people with real family trees. Their teenage descendants, Charlotte Homes & Jamie Watson, were destined to be mystery solving friends. 💎🔦⏳⠀ ⠀ This book was entertaining, but I feel the BBC’s version of Sherlock set my expectations too high. Read more of my thoughts on the blog! 💻 ⠀ ⠀ What’s your favorite Sherlock interpretation or re-imagining?
Don’t be fooled: my evenings of anime-watching don’t look this aesthetically pleasing in reality. 😅⠀ ⠀ Regardless, I do love myself an evening of tea & anime to decompress! Since it’s the middle of 2019, I thought it would be fun to write some mini-reviews of all the anime I’ve watched so far this year. 🍵🌙✨ link in bio! ⠀ Have you watched any fun new anime this year? Feel free to drop your recommendation below! If I were to recommend any new anime, it would be The Promised Neverland. It’s not at all about Peter Pan, but WOW is it amazing 😍 (albeit a bit creepy!! ).
“Never say no when you really want to say yes.” ✨ -“Always and Forever, Lara Jean”⠀ ⠀ Well, an important era of my life is over. I finally finished the entire “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before” series by Jenny Han. I have so many emotions that I want to discuss with you all, but I’ll start by saying that my heart is full. ⠀ ⠀ Have you read this series? If so, which of the three books was your favorite? I offered my official rating and review on my blog—link in bio! 📖💖💌 ⠀ ⠀ (Btw, who else is super inspired by all of Lara Jean’s adorable vintage outfits?! Reading this series made me want to go to a thrift store! ) 👗
Me + just 6 of the reasons I’m thankful for another summer. ☀️⠀ ⠀ To officially conclude my blog hiatus, I thought I’d compose a list of 50 little reasons I’m thankful for another summer here on Earth. 🌍 ⠀ ⠀ It’s incredible how joyful I feel after really reflecting on even the smallest things that make me smile. As it turns out, those “small” things are actually pretty big. ❤️ ⠀ I challenge you to make a list of what you’re thankful for this summer. If you do, tag me in your post so I can share! ☺️ Visit the link in my bio and click on “Most Recent Blog Post” for ideas. 💖
How do I get my blogging & reading done? Time-turner, of course! ⏳⠀ ⠀ Ok, let’s be real. If I actually had a working time-turner, I’d probably use it to nap or extend my weekends. I guess that’s where Hermione and I differ. 🤦♀️😅⠀ ⠀ If you had a time-turner, what would you use it for? 🕰✨
I have an announcement to make: this is my best friend and she is the most beautiful poetic land mermaid I have ever known. 🧜🏻♀️ (thank you, Leslie Knope, for teaching me the art of compliments ).⠀ ⠀ Hannah is the one who introduced me to much of the geeky stuff I obsess over today (including Harry Potter & anime! ). Thanks to her, my childhood interests weren’t limited to cats and Spongebob. 😸⠀ ⠀ We walked around town yesterday to play Wizards Unite but ended up having a photo shoot 📸. Keep an eye on my story today for some meme-worthy outtakes. 👀😂
“If I want your opinion I’ll ask for it!” -Misty 💛🧡❤️⠀ ⠀ @amgitshannah and I just settled on our next cosplay. Can you guess what show we’ll be cosplaying from? I’m SUPER excited for it 👀 it’ll be a bit quirky, but I can’t wait to post a blog about cosplaying one of my (fictional ) heroes! ⠀ ⠀ Kudos to anyone who can guess correctly! 😂⠀ ⠀ I also wanted to mention that I’ve decided to take a little hiatus from blogging for the next 2 weeks. This is always the busiest part of the year for me because extended family always comes to visit. I’m also going camping with friends for my birthday (aka July 4! ). 🇺🇸🎂 ⠀ ⠀ I’ll continue to be present on social media when possible, however! I also have a lot of new posts up on the blog now, if you haven’t checked them out yet. 💕
“What’s life without a few dragons?” ✨🐉 —Ron Weasley, HP and the Goblet of Fire⠀ ⠀ Wow, do I miss this magical view! The dragon’s fire-breathing always frightened me a little because it’s so loud and I hate loud noises, but the resulting pictures are always so neat! 🔥⠀ ⠀ Have you been able to ride Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure at Universal yet? I sure can’t wait to visit and ride it for the first time! 💙⠀ ⠀ @ourinspiredhearts and I were discussing what other additions Universal should add to the Wizarding World in the future, and I think our ideas are pretty solid! 👀 Come check them out at the link in my bio!!⠀ ⠀ If you were hired to design a new attraction for the Wizarding World, what would it be? ⚡️
“I had absolutely no interest in being somebody else’s muse. I am not a muse. I am the somebody.” 🎼 ⠀ ⠀ I never expected to enjoy a book about a 1970s rock n’ roll band as much as I did. Although I never went through even a fraction of what Daisy endured, her desire to be viewed as more than a “muse” spoke to me & I adore her. 🎸 ⠀ ⠀ This is a very powerful read with feminist undertones that I appreciated. I hope that if you haven’t read it, you give it a try. I’m excited to read more of Taylor Jenkins Reids’ work, including the Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo!⠀ ⠀ What’s a book you think EVERYONE should read at least once? 📚 Any I should add to my growing #TBR?⠀ ⠀ Full review is up on the blog. 🖤 #daisyjonesandthesix
“Once upon a time, there was a human girl stolen away by faeries, and because of that, she swore to destroy them.” 👸🏻 ⠀ ⠀ Have you ever read a book you thought you might not enjoy that much and then found that you really love it? 📖⠀ ⠀ That’s how I felt about #TheWickedKing. When I first read #TheCruelPrince, I was kinda unsure if I enjoyed it or not. Then I saw the sequel in my local library and thought, why not? 🤷♀️ ⠀ ⠀ I ended up liking this one a lot more than the first. Jude as a strong female protagonist has really started to grow on me! You can find out more about why I liked this book in my full review on my blog! 💻
✨ Have you ever been told that you don’t belong in your Hogwarts House because you don’t fit its stereotype? I’m a Gryffindor, but people often think I’m a Hufflepuff or a Ravenclaw because I’m not athletic or super extroverted! I much prefer reading. 😅📖⠀ ⠀ I’ve written a blog post on how to 🛡defend🛡 your Hogwarts House when others try to promote negative stereotypes. For instance, not all Slytherins are bad guys, and Hufflepuffs are heroes, too! My post will explain why. 💙💚💛❤️ link in bio!⠀ ⠀ Speaking of Houses, let’s do a thing just for fun! Comment with your favorite Wizarding World treat 🍬 and I’ll try to guess what House you are, based on the pics in your feed alone & which positive House traits I think they embody! ⠀ ⠀ If I already know your House, I’ll pretend that I don’t & “sort” your feed anyway 😆 Feel free to let me know if I’m right or terribly wrong!
Hey, hey, happy End of May! 🌸⠀ ⠀ What’re you looking forward to this summer? 🌼 June is a whole new beginning!⠀ ⠀ I’ve got lots on my to-do list, including camping, conventions, & lots & lots of reading and writing! 😅⛺️☀️ I’m so very excited about it all, though!!⠀ ⠀ I love taking some time at the end of each month to think about what I enjoyed most about the past 30-ish days. I’ve listed a few geeky favorites on my blog, so go check them out! Link in bio! 💻 ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #inspirationquote #mayfavorites ⠀ #thatsdarling #summerstyling #discoverme #blogspot #livethelittlethings #pursuepretty #nerdy #geeky #fangirlmode #petitejoys #booksaremagic #girlygirly #girly_portraits #happiness💕 #journaladdict #nerdingout #stylelife
If you were to write a love letter to yourself, what kinds of things would you include in it? 💌⠀ ⠀ I think I would write about my love for fairytales & enchanted things like leather journals & cherry blossoms! 🌸 ⠀ ⠀ I know I already posted about To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, but I just finished P.S. I Still Love You & wanted to discuss this series all over again! You can check out both reviews on the blog 💕(I took a photo for P.S. I Still Love You but didn’t like it as much as this one...and then I had to return it to the library...#bookwormstruggles ) ⠀ Spoiler alert: I think I love John Ambrose McClaren. 😍⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #toalltheboys #larajean #psistillloveyou #peterk #jennyhan #bookblogging #bookstagrammers #amreadingya #booksofinstagram #bookfeature #summerreads #booksaremylife #prettybooks #iheartbooks #booknook #bookstagramfeature #allthebooks
Can I just say. . . I love the MCU 3000. ✨❤️💙⠀ ⠀ Having seen Endgame twice and cried many a bucket of tears, I still can’t stop thinking about this franchise. I’ve unsurprisingly engaged in a lot of discussions about the Infinity Saga’s finale. 🌟 ⠀ It seems that the opinions of my friends are split: some preferred Infinity War over Endgame, others, vice versa. As a storyteller, it got me thinking about the stark differences between the two films (yes, pun definitely intended ). 🍿 ⠀ ⠀ I conducted a poll on my blog/creative writing Twitter asking which film my followers preferred, and compiled the most popular arguments for both sides into a blog post! 👩💻⠀ ⠀ If you’re an #Avengers fan, you’ll probably find it marvelously interesting. Come read, comment, and debate at the link in my bio! _____________________________⠀ #endgame #infinitywar #iloveyou3000 #captainamerica #geekyfashion #ironman #mcu #superherostyle #thor #avengersendgame #endgamereview #infinitysaga #thanos #marvelmovies #marvelous #marvelentertainment #peterparker #thehappynow #photosinbetween #geekblogger
“Every locked door has a key. Every problem has a solution.” 🔑🚪 ⠀ ⠀ Question: What’s the last book you picked off the shelf because of its intriguing cover art? 📖 ⠀ ⠀ I know you’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover and all that, but I absolutely adore the colors on this one! The story inside is just as fun. 💕 (it was so hard to photograph though, because the cover was so reflective! See my sweater reflected in the cover? 😂 )⠀ ⠀ I reviewed #Warcross and another Marie Lu novel, #TheYoungElites, on my blog! Check it out, link in bio! 👩💻⠀ ⠀ I hope you have a wonderful bookish Wednesday! 💖⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #mybookfeatures #emikachen #wildcard #rainbow #booktography #bookishfeatures #yareads #bookstagramfeature #bookishglee #readerforlife #colorfulaesthetic #marielu #bookishlove #booksofinsta #booksofig #bookaddiction #bookishlife #flowerstagram #pinkvibes
“Yeah, size is no guarantee of power,” said George. “Look at Ginny.”⠀ “What d’you mean?” said Harry.⠀ “You’ve never been on the receiving end of one of her bat-bogey hexes, have you?” 🦇✨⚡️⠀ ⠀ The more I reflect on Harry Potter, the more I love and appreciate Ginny Weasley. Fun fact: I even named my car after her! (It’s red, of course 🚗 ).⠀ ⠀ I think Ginny is often misunderstood due to how the movies portrayed her. She demonstrated fantastic character development, growing out of her shy phase into a strong, confident, and outspoken woman (and a kick-butt Quidditch player, too! )! 💪🏻 ❤️💛⠀ ⠀ I listed even more reasons to love the youngest Weasley sibling in today’s blog post. Go check it out at the link in my bio! 💖👩💻⠀ ⠀ What’s your favorite Ginny Weasley moment? 👩🏻🦰 OR, who’s your favorite Weasley sibling?⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #potterheadalways #ginnyweasley #harrypotteraesthetic #gryffindorpride #chamberofsecrets #potterhead #hogwarts #potterheadforever #potterheadsunite #bookaholic #booksinnature #hogwartsismyhome #harryxginny #weasleytwins #georgeweasley #ginnyweasleyaesthetic #aestheticpost #bookbloggteam
How do you guys feel about self-help books? 📖 ⠀ ⠀ I’ve been hesitant to post my review of “Girl, Wash Your Face” because it’s so popular and my thoughts weren’t so...positive. 😬😅 ⠀ ⠀ I think this book was written with good intentions & that Rachel Hollis is likely a wonderful person who has impacted many lives. That being said, this book included some messages that didn’t sit well with me & that I could see as potentially harmful. I outlined three reasons why I didn’t really click with this book in my new blog post, which you can read at the link in my bio. 💻 ⠀ ⠀ I don’t like posting negative blogs, but I also strive for honesty & constructive criticism! As a reviewer, I think that’s really important! 💖⠀ ⠀ Help make me feel better: What’s a hyped book that you didn’t really enjoy? 🙈⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #bookreviewblog #selfhelpbooks #honestreview #bookworms #booknerdigan #bookster #yellowvibes #bookphoto #alwaysreading #unpopularopinion #christianbooks #dnf #popbooks #christianbook #christianadvice #negativereview #bookblog
Happy May! 💓☔️🌷⠀ ⠀ What was your favorite part about last month? We got a new T-Swift song AND Avengers: #Endgame...I’d say that’s two reasons to celebrate April! 😆⠀ ⠀ I wrote about my #spoilerfree thoughts about Endgame & other geeky things I’ve been enjoying this past month on my blog—link in bio! 💻 ⠀ ⠀ Although I thoroughly enjoyed April, I’m so looking forward to catching up with some wonderful friends in May! What are you most looking forward to this month? 🗓💖⠀ ⠀ (P.S. this photo was taken right as it started to rain & this is actually a face of slight distress 😂 )⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #monthlyfavorites #blogstyle #bloggerinspo #bloggersgetsocial #nerdstagram #geekblogsunite #lifestyleinspo #blogwithme #lifeunscripted #aprilfavorites #endgamereview #floralinspiration #floral_shots
I woke up this morning to discover that the spring blooms have transformed my yard into a magical secret garden! 🌸🌷⠀ ⠀ I’m a little grumpy that I have to wait a few days to see Endgame, so I’ve been distracting myself with some rejuvenating time outdoors & cosplay planning! ✨ I can’t wait to attend @indypopcon and @indianacomiccon this year (and hopefully others! )💖⠀ ⠀ My newest blog post is an ultimate guide for those planning to attend their first con! Link in bio! 💻 ⠀ ⠀ Have you been to a con before? What do you wish you would’ve known before your first one? 🤔 ⠀ ⠀ #indianacomicon #comicconvention #indianapolis #discoverunder1k #geekblogger #geekblogsunite #smallblogger #comiccon #convention #cosplayersofig #marvelendgame #blogwithme #curateyourownfeed #blogandbeyond #nerdblock #bloggervibes #everysquareastory
I hope you all had a lovely Easter and are enjoying a bright & colorful spring! 🌹🐰💗 I’m so happy flowers are blooming again so I can fill my feed & blog with florals 🌸😍⠀ ⠀ The sweet story of “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before” by Jenny Han fits my sunshine-y mood perfectly, so what better time to post my review? 💕 ⠀ ⠀ This book made me want to start handwriting letters again! There’s something special about receiving a written letter that a text just can’t imitate. 📝⠀ ⠀ Have you seen the movie or read the series? Do Lara Jean and Peter K. have your heart, too? Let me know! Link in bio! 💖⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #toalltheboysivelovedbefore #toalltheboys #peterkavinsky #larajean #florals #springvibes #bookstagramfeature #readingtime #jennyhan #bookblogger #yalovin #books📚 #bookishlife #totalbooknerd #netflix #idratherbereading #tulips #featuremybooks
Here’s my face, just because 🤷♀️✨⠀ ⠀ I recently read a @morganharpernichols quote: “Even in these stagnant waters, she is changing day by day; though it takes a while to see, she is growing while she waits.” 🌸 ⠀ ⠀ Even when we seem to be stuck in a daily rut, we are growing. We are working hard daily to create a happy future, even if it’s currently a mysterious future...⠀ ⠀ All this to say, although I’ve felt unmoving and unchanging lately, I’m growing with every little step toward the life I hope for. Every new little freelance job, every new blog share, every new word on my novel draft creates little ripples that will turn into big waves. 🌊⠀ ⠀ Anyway, thank you to all your support on every shameless self-promotion post on Instagram & every click on my website. It means a heck of a lot & I look forward to sharing more of my everyday, geeky joy this week. 🤓 ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #amwriting #novelwriter #blogtribe #lifestyleinspiration #bookreviewer #noelneverlanding #harrypotternerd #animenerd #creativeliving #livethelittlethings #sohappy #joyfullife #freelancewriter #freelanceblogger #pursuewhatislovely #portraits_ig #inspiremyinstagram #morganharpernichols #quotestoliveby⠀
It’s really no secret that I’ve always liked reading...but not everyone knows that I also like to watch anime! 🌸⠀ ⠀ For some reason, watching anime seemed like a hobby I should hide when I was in high school. In college & beyond, however, I’ve bonded with a lot of awesome people over it! 💕 From a writer’s standpoint, #anime tends to have incredibly complex characters & plots that other shows don’t often touch upon. So many genres exist in anime that I truly believe there’s something out there for everyone...maybe even, every Hogwarts House? 🤔⠀ ⠀ Yup, that’s right, of course this was leading into shameless self-promotion for another blog post: “The Perfect Anime For Every Hogwarts House”! With tremendous help from @amgitshannah (anime expert ), I’ve listed anime recommendations for every House! Link in Bio! 👀 ⠀ ⠀ Do you watch anime? If so, which is your favorite? Do you think it has anything to do with your Hogwarts House? ❤️💛💙💚 ⠀ ⠀ (Thanks to @life_of_boston for the Hogwarts House recommendation idea! Next up: books for every Hogwarts House! )⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #animerecommendations #manga #swordartonline #deathnote #naruto #geek #hogwartshouses #potter #wizardingworld #harrypotterandanime #gryffindorpride #slytherinpride #ravenclawpride #hufflepuffpride #theflowerwesawthatday #assasinationclassroom #librarywars #kawaii #otaku #bokonuheroacademia #animeworld #animeblog #readingaesthetic #bookhaul #ireadya #booknookstagram
“Things we lose have a way of coming back to us, if not always in the way we expect.” 🌙👟 ⠀ ⠀ I took a tiny little break from blogging (okay, about 2 weeks of a break ) to refocus & to reconnect with God and my personal goals. I think, for a while there, I lost track of my own identity while focusing so much on social media & comparison. I began to feel discouraged. ⠀ ⠀ I’m happy to report that I’m now looking at my future more like Luna Lovegood would: with optimism and love for myself. 💛 From now on, I’m going to post about what I love, work on what I love, and craft a life I love & care a little bit less about success at age 23 (or whatever age! ). I encourage you to do the same!⠀ ⠀ Fittingly, my new blog post is all about how to lead a Luna Lovegood lifestyle! It would mean a lot if you could check it out & let me know your favorite Luna moment. And be sure to tell me what strong female characters you’d like to see next! 💗⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #harrypotter #halfbloodprince #lunalovegood #ravenclaw #strongfemalecharacter #springaesthetic #greenaesthetic #aprilvibes #lifestyleblogging #iamblogging #inspiremyinstagram #thepursuitofjoy #inmytwenties #hogwartshouses #inspirationoftheday #everydaymoments #bookstagrammer #bookstagramblog #happyfriday #barefeet #ontheblog #bloggerslife #epicreads #igbooks #potterhead #magic #nerdy #geekygirl
Day 8: Mystical Creatures 🥀🦁⠀ ⠀ Happy #InternationalWomensDay! I’ve been so excited and empowered by all the posts celebrating women of all backgrounds today. What a perfect day to post about a fictional heroine who has always inspired me!⠀ ⠀ I always loved that #Belle demonstrated a gentle kind of strength. Her true beauty emanated from her refusal to be anyone but herself. She loved books, so she read. She wanted to pursue adventure, so she did. She taught us that we don’t have to tolerate poor treatment & that nothing can stop us from achieving more than society expects of us. I could write an essay on how many ways #beautyandthebeast has inspired me, but I’ll spare you all from that & simply emphasize (again ) how important strong female representation is in the stories we read & media we consume. 📖💪🏻🌹 ⠀ ⠀ Here’s to ALL the strong female characters in our lives & across the world! ⠀ ⠀ Who’s a strong female character (fictional or not! ) who inspires you? Let me know! ⬇️⠀ ⠀ (Thanks to @micromidwest for the lovely book—he knows me too well! Go follow his page for amazing nature photography! )⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #joyfulwarriors #empowerwomen #belleaesthetic #iwd2019 #girlssupportgirls #fairytalelove #disneylove #favoritedisneyprincess #disneyboundbelle #thefutureisfemale #redrose #feminine #bookstababesmarch19 #bloggershare #bloggerlove
Day 7: Extraordinary Humans 🎪🌟♥️⠀ ⠀ How do you guys feel about insta-love romances? As in, love-at-first-sight stories? I didn’t go into writing my review for #caraval with the intent to rant about that YA trend. But I totally did. 🙈 You can read it at the link in my bio! ⠀ ⠀ However, I loved the nighttime circus atmosphere and whimsical premise of this novel (I swear whimsical is my favorite word ). It was an all-around fun read, despite my specific gripes about certain #yatropes. It gave me serious #greatestshowman vibes. 🎩 ⠀ ⠀ Let me know what your favorite/least-favorite book trope is! ⬇️⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #bookstababesmarch19 #legend #circusvibes #myreadingnook #cozyreadingspot #whiteblanket #bookcovercrush #myreadingblog #romancenovels #yareadinggripes #blogrant #blogoftheday #bookbloggersofinstagram #stars #imabookstagrammer #basicbookstagram #readerreviewer #aspiringauthor ⠀
Day 6: Lurking Beneath The Sea 🧜🏻♀️🌊 ⠀ ⠀ It may have ✨technically✨ been a lake Hermione and Ron were rescued from during the second trial in #gobletoffire...but I’m counting this as an excuse to talk about #harrypotter again, anyway.⠀ ⠀ Goblet of Fire is probably my second favorite HP film, right after Chamber of Secrets. I feel that might be an unpopular opinion, but it was one of the first Potter movies I watched, thanks to my bestie @amgitshannah bringing it over to show me. ⚡️ Barty Crouch Jr. as portrayed by David Tennant always made us laugh with his over-the-top acting. ⠀ ⠀ However, it’s not my favorite of the books just because, for me, it marks the end of the #magical innocence that characterized the first few books. It’s just so sad. Ugh. I don’t wanna think about it. Most of the book, though, has that classic Harry Potter feel that makes me all nostalgic for reading it for the first time. ✨⠀ ⠀ Which Harry Potter book/film is your favorite? Let me know! 💕💫⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #bookstababesmarch19⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #hermionegrangeraesthetic #timeturner #gryffindorgirl #harrypotterbooks #amreadingharrypotter #hogwarts #whimsical #comfy #dreamyfeed #girlyblogger #hpfanatic #daydreaming #lovegryffindor #blogharrypotter
Day 3: The Good Old Days 🎼 ⠀ ⠀ Growing up, my dad kept a collection of really old books like this “Introductory Music” one on a little shelf right outside my room. I could lose hours flipping through them—I especially loved finding an annotation scrawled by someone who owned and loved the book long, long ago.⠀ ⠀ In #passenger, Etta time travels...and plays the violin. I never did either of those things (lol ), but I did play the piano throughout my childhood, and still own the sheet music I learned from. Pulling this music out of a dusty piano bench for this photo really brought me back to my personal Good Old Days. 🎹 ⠀ ⠀ What book reminds you of being a kid? 📖 ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #bookstababesmarch19 #bookstagramchallenge #sheetmusic #blueaesthetic #oldfashioned #bookcovers #bookstagramnewbies #bookishgirl #prettybooks #bookishstuff #amreadingfantasy #readingday #readingblog
Day 2: Nowadays ☀️ ⠀ ⠀ When I first read that word, I wasn’t certain what to make of it. What book really shouts “nowadays” to me? My personal “nowadays” involves Indiana skies and just figuring life out...then, I realized: Indiana. Coming-of-age...John Green.⠀ ⠀ I read “Turtles All The Way Down” quite a while ago, but I remember it pretty clearly. Admittedly, I don’t often read (let alone buy ) #contemporary novels, but I feel there was a lot to learn from this book pertaining to mental health & relationships, especially. It’s the kind of book you can pick up over and over again. 🐢 ⠀ ⠀ What’s your favorite #johngreen book? ⠀ ⠀ P.S. Kudos to anyone who can guess what song I’m listening to in this photo (my most recent #blog post might have a clue 😉 )⠀ ⠀ #bookstababesmarch19 #turtlesallthewaydown #yabooks #fairylights #yellowaesthetic #booksofinstagram
🎶 These are a few of my favorite things...🎵⠀ ⠀ ⠀ I have a thousand goals for my future in writing, but find myself getting so hung up on who I ⭐️want⭐️ to be that I forget to care for who I am right now. Who I am right here, in this messy moment between “recent college graduate missing her DCP” and “independent, competent adult” (whatever *that* looks like ) is just as important and valued as who I’ll be at any other point in my life. I need to stop focusing on comparisons and more on continuing forward, little steps at a time, and loving every imperfect part of the journey!⠀ ⠀ ⠀ Despite all my moments of doubt, writing my blog has consistently been a source of joy, and I hope it brings you joy as well! Check out my new post, a book review over a spooky thriller (I know, NOT a fantasy this time! ) where I may have ranted a bit 👀😂 Link in bio, of course.⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #bookblogger #bibliophile #noelneverlanding #thewifebetweenus #bossbabe #motivation #pastellife #jesuscalling #writersofinstagram #flatlay #writingcommunity #behindthescenes #collectivelycreate #bloggerproblems #dreams
Happy Valentine’s Day, friends! 🥰 I hope you’ve gotten to spend it doing something you love, with loved ones, and feeling loved (because you most certainly are )! Can you tell the something I love is reading Harry Potter? • • • Haven’t received a love letter today? Well, you deserve one—and I have one waiting for you (and your Hogwarts House ) on my blog! “Love Letters to Hogwarts Houses” is up at the link in my bio 💚💛❤️💙
I miss the Batgirl to my Hermione (the greatest crossover event in history, in case ya hadn’t heard ). 💪🏻🌟💖 • • • My new blog post is a bit more personal, but means a heck of a lot to me—I opened up about cosplay & what it means to me! Link in—you guessed it—bio ✌🏻If you could cosplay any character, regardless of expertise or budget, who would you be? 👀 (I would be Black Widow ).
“It was impossible, of course. But when did that ever stop any dreamer from dreaming?”✨🌙 ☁️ • • • • What’s a book quote that inspires you to dream? I may or may not be keeping a running list. New book review (“Strange the Dreamer” by Laini Taylor ) is up on the blog.
Oh, how I would love for some hot butterbeer right about now. 😍 • • • I’ve been busy reading all kinds of books for the #inspired50 challenge, but I gotta admit that Harry Potter is always on my brain. What better way to kick off my newly designed blog than by writing about it? 10 Magical Secrets About the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is at the link in my bio! ✨ • • • What’s your favorite Harry Potter quote? 💫
Now that I’m back into reading, I already feel more like myself. The snowy conditions outside might be keeping me cooped up inside, but it’s really amazing where a book can take you! ✨💖 📖 What’s the first book you read this year? . . . I’m also happy to report that I’ve finished reading the first book of the year & the first of my #inspired50 challenge: “The Young Elites” by Marie Lu! It was admittedly a pretty dark book....but I still couldn’t help but take a pastel photo. 😅 Book review in my bio!
“...The Disney College Program is a trade-off–and it’s not a fair one. Because when you finally drag your luggage into your house after hours of weary travel, you’ll realize that things aren’t quite how you left them months prior. That’s when you’ll realize that Disney didn’t just take months of your life and your valuable hours of sleep–they also stole a piece of your heart that they never intend on returning.” . . . You can read the rest of my “Dear Disney College Program Applicant” post at the link in my bio. 💜
When I was little, I had a Disney Sing-A-Long Songs video on VHS & one of my favorite songs on there was “I’m Walking Right Down The Middle of Main Street USA”. I watched it so many times, I still know the song by heart. Little did 3 year-old me know that 20 years later, I’d be WORKING right in the middle of Main Street USA (and, I guess, laying on it long after close on New Years Eve ). With one shift left to go on my program, I’m struggling to put the experience into words, so I’ll try that later. All I can say for now is that I’m amazed at the places God has led me in this life so far, and am looking forward to the next magical adventure. 🏰✨
If you can read this, thank the Phoenicians 🌐 . . [📷: @micromidwest ]