Monday, December 25, 2017

23 Things I Love About Christmas + Snowing In Texas



CHRISTMAS IS TODAY YOU GUYS. I am like not an OK human being right now. Christmas means so much to me and everyone else and just the world. It is pretty much the most anticipated day of the year except for New Years Eve which is saying a lot OK. Like oh my gosh. I'm at my grandmothers house right now and I'll be doing a haul either on Thursday or in two weeks. So I thought in honor of this awesome holiday I would do a fun little list of all of the things THAT I LOVE ABOUT CHRISTMAS.

Ok but first you might have heard that it snowed in Texas recently it actually snowed. LIKE IT ACTUALLY SNOWED HERE. I just realized I haven't posted about it yet so yeah here is my little snow story.


For some of you snow might not be that amazing. You might live in a place like Canada or New York or some place cold like that where it snows every year. It might even be annoying to you. Well you see in Houston it hasn’t snowed for eight years and even then it was really ice. But it actually snowed today and I kind of freaked out because I’ve never really seen snow (like the powdery beautiful version, I've seen snow but it was really just ice) so this was my first actual real life snow. My parents woke me up at 11 at night because they had seen snow falling. I was half asleep at this point but I still freaked out. When I woke up (like in the morning) I went outside and looked out the window and I saw that all of the cars and the floor and everything was covered in snow and I screamed at this point and everyone came running. Even my mom freaked out because even though she had seen the snow she didn’t think it would stick. I immediately went outside after getting my shoes on and just played in the snow and it was like my childhood dreams of waking up to snow coming true and it was the best thing. It was also kind of freezing though so I had to go back inside and put on my jacket. Annoyingly the school district decided that they didn’t want to cancel school. I personally think that this was a stupid decision because this was the first snow in eight years which means that some people here have never even seen snow like even the ice form but of course they’re like "no we’re still going to have school because we’re annoying idiots and we like to make kids not be able to play in the snow" so that was annoying. ANYWAY we drove to school and I played with my friends. I had a freaking amazing day.

Sorry I had to include that. Now on to the actual post. :)


1. Everything. I mean Christmas is pretty awesome. 
2. Brownies that my grandmother bakes. They are pretty much the best things on the planet. Like not kidding. Especially when they are warm. 
3. Time with family. Just hanging out and seeing everyone. I have a lot of family that lives near me but there like 3rd cousins and all of my aunts and uncles and grandparent live pretty far away so it's really nice to see everyone. Fun fact this has nothing to do with anything but when my aunt got engaged she and her fiance came to Houston to see my mom and my grandparents. They were here on my birthday and the fiance actually got me a present and like no one else did and I decided I liked him that day. Turns out he's actually really cool and nice. If your reading this your awesome uncle Anthony!
4. Time off from school. Vacations are the best. Winter break is really needed at least for me. At school right before the holidays are super stressful because we have tests and report cards and it's just bleh.

 

5. Child like excitement when I'm opening a present or doing something else along those lines. It's just beautiful. I'm one of those people that when you give me something I will maybe be overly excited just because it makes me so happy. On Christmas it's my regular weird self plus the whole Christmas spirit thing. 
6. Getting to see family I usually don't see. :) :)
7. The cold weather that comes along with the season. I do secretly like the cold even though I'll always complain about it. 


8. Everyone is just nicer. The Christmas season at least to me is all about giving and being joyful and kind and nice and just an awesome human being. It's really cool to see people donate and do stuff like that. Plus people just seem happier. 
9. Christmas music and singing along to it all month long. Christmas music, all though many people will complain, is actually really good!
10. Sweaters. Ugly sweaters, cute sweaters, any sweaters. Just sweaters in general. When it's cold just snuggling up in a sweater is so nice! 
11. Christmas trees. The Christmas tree is one of the symbols of Christmas. Like once you put up the tree it is officially Christmas season. It's so fun to decorate the tree. 


12. The chance of snow. We never get snow (except for this year of course) but it's just that excitement and thought that maybe snow might come that just makes me so happy!
13. Just all of the lights especially in town near the shops and stuff. Also just like in the neighborhood. When you see other people decorating there house it's a sense of community and it reminds you of Christmas. It's just overall fun. 
14. Hot chocolate and pretty much any of other warm drink. On a cold night just snuggling with a cover on and a warm mug in your hand is the best feeling!


15. Christmas parties! These past two years I've gone to my youth groups white elephant parties and there really fun! I got these fuzzy socks that I have been wearing every day for the past week or so. Like not kidding. Haha. 
16. Desserts meaning cake, brownies, and actual Christmas themed desserts I can't really think of right now. 
17. Stockings and waking up in the morning and just opening my stocking and getting small cute things. My grandmother (she is so cool) made me and my sisters and my parents each these super cute stockings and there really festive and have our names on them. Be jealous!


18. Ice skating. I think ice skating for me is a very romantic idea in my mind and then when I first start it's fun but then my feet start hurting and then it's just annoying... But for those first few minutes I love it. :) Also I've watched some videos of people dancing on skates and it's so pretty! 
19. Randomly singing Christmas songs in class.  Don't ask I'm weird. :) I actually did do this though the other day. It was the day that it snowed and I was just feeling very in the mood so I started singing "Let It Snow" and my friend joined in. It was during group work time and everyone was being super loud so no one really noticed but it was cool. 


20. Gingerbread everything. Ok so fun fact I've actually never made a gingerbread man or a ginger bread house that I can remember. But it's like ice skating as it is like this romantic idea about Christmas to make one of those gingerbread man cookies and decorate it. 
21. Food in general. Food is just good you guys. I mean it is. From Christmas dinner to just the general excess of sweets everyone has, it's an overall good food season. 
22. Christmas pictures. Instagram has ruined me. :) But seriously just Christmas and winter photos in general are just so pretty. With Christmas trees and lights and snow it's beautiful!


23. Going to see movies. I don't get to see movies (like in theaters) often but when I do it's usually around Christmas. This is for two reasons. Number one I'm always with my extended family for Christmas and family means people who will take me to the movies and buy me tickets. Number two a lot of movies come out during Christmas time probably because of reason one. I remember when the second hunger games movie came out (best one of the series) I went with a bunch of my aunts and uncle and I was the only kid and it just made me feel so happy. Both because I was the only kid and I felt mature and also because the movies awesome! 


CHRISTMAS IS THE BEST! I want to hear all of the things you love about Christmas and what your doing for Christmas and what you got/gave and just everything! ALL OF THE CHRISTMAS THINGS! Comment down below!  






Thursday, December 21, 2017

People Watching


Lots of times I find myself watching people
Watching
Waiting
Figuring out
Why are you here
What are you doing
What is your relationship with the person you are with
People are such interesting beings
Everyone has a story
A reason of being places
And sometimes it's fun to just figure it out
Sometimes I try to figure out what you're talking about
From far away
Using body language
And how you look
What your wearing
Lots of steryotypes
But it interests me
Is that creepy
Maybe

Oh also side not we just moved and don't really have internet so yeah its annoying. Comment down below what your doing for Christmas! 


Monday, December 18, 2017

111 Things I Want For Christmas | Teen Wishlist


IT IS OFFICIALLY CHRISTMAS IN ONE WEEK THIS IS NOT A DRILL. Soooo yeah as you oh so clearly tell I'm totally not at all freaking out and one hundred percent sane right now. Maybe. Or maybe that's just what I'm telling myself. Haha. OH ALSO IT SNOWED IN TEXAS AND HOUSTON AND WHAT. LIKE IT HASN'T SNOWED HERE IN 8 YEARS. I'M GONNA INCLUDE PICTURES AND STUFF IN THE NEXT POST but if you want to see all of the pics now check out my InstagramSo since I thought since Christmas is in a week WHICH IS FREAKING CRAZY I would grace you all with what I want for this marvelous holiday. So just up front I'm mostly doing this post so that everyone who hasn't already bought me a present doesn't have the excuse of "I didn't know what to get you". You know that excuse. It's quite annoying. But allllllsssssooo this could be inspo for you for your wishlist or if you are getting a present for someone in my age range (13 year old girl) this could also be like inspo for what to get. SEE I'M A VERY HELPFUL HUMAN.

*photo cred to pinterest which everyone should by the way follow me on just by the way

1. Money 
2. Everything purple
3.Camera
4. Phone Tripod
5. Regular Tripod
6. Chokers

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7. Any ya or middle grade books
8. Turtles all the way down to be more specific
9. Wonder movie ticket
10. Gift cards in general
11. itunes gift card
12. Target gift csrd
13. Purple hair dye 
14. Cute shirts

Happy 7th Birthday, Her Universe! I can’t believe it’s already been 7 years! To think that when I first started this blog 5 years ago, I only had a handful of women’s geeky shirts…

15. Geeky shirts (and jackets)
16. Most t-shirts 
17. Any of the shirts with the holes in the sleeves which by the way is now a trend but I was doing it in 3rd grade
18. Feather earrings 
19. Owl earrings 
20. Hoop earrings 
21. Other earrings 

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22. Pins
23. Pins
24. Grace Vanderwall merch/any cool persons merch 
25. Cute headphones

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26. Jackets 
27. One of those long sweaters 
28. Ear cuffs
29. Cute sweaters 

Cozy Cable Knit Cardigan Sweater

30. New computer 
31. Tablet 
32. Iphone
33. Ipad
34. Kindle fire
35. Really any electronic 
36. Wolf phone case
37. Cute phone case

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38. Pop socket 
39. Tennis shoes
40. Boots
41. Converses
42. Flats 
43. Gladiator sandals 

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44. An experience 
45. A trip somewhere 
46. A cool class/workshop
47. Like photography 
48. Or theater 
49. Cat ears 

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50. Cool and cute backpack 
51. One of those fluffy things that are like key chains things 
52. Most fluffy things actually 
53. Cute pillows that would look good on the beds 
54. Another ear piercing 
55. One of those cute mini backpacks 

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56. Microphone that can connect to computer 
57. General recording equipment 
58. A good video editor software 
59. Money for blogging things 
60. Stickers 
61. Temporary tattoos 
62. Unlimited poke (one of the best foods ever just by the way)
63. Unlimited food in general 
64. Room decor

*Teen rooms*

65. Candle 
66. Bookmarks 
67. Pens 
68. All of the fall things 
69. Healthy food things 
70. Costume 
71. Candy 
72. Caramel 
73. Brownies 
74. Milky ways 
75. Fandom necklaces 
76. Pretty necklaces 
77. Bracelets

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78. Bracelets 
79. And more bracelets 
80. Concert tickets 
81. Tickets to see any cool human beings 
82. Like youtubers 
83. Like jessie peage 
84. Or dodie 
85. Or Grace Vanderwall (or wait I forgot I ALREADY HAVE THAT BE JEALOUS OF ME)
86. Books 


78. Books 
88. And more books
89. Romper
90. Jumper

Adorable navy romper with a cinched waistline and a keyhole on the back!

91. Bathing suit
92. Flower crown 
93. Infinity scarf  

Simple crocheted infinity scarf eight layers high, using a half-double crochet stitch. LOVE this scarf!

94. Movie tickets (mostly wonder which I really want to go see!!) 
95. Nail stickers 
96. Dark lipstick 
97. Fluffy socks 
98. Quote wall art 
99. Mini succulents

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100. Tassel wall 
101. The cool mini camera things that you put on the phone 
102. Finger less gloves 
103. Polaroid 
104. Over the shoulder bags 
105. Portable phone charger 
106. Hoodie 
107. Planner 
108. Pajamas 

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109. Hair ties with cool designs 
110. Really anything from target
111. Life and happiness and friendship and family 

So that was a long list. Was it a bad thing that I didn't take me that long?? I'm like a greedy human being. Haha. Annnnnyyywaaayy hope this list helps! I like looking at lists like this when I'm trying to figure out what to get people. I'm like the worst at gifts because I can never remember anything (pretty sure I'm related to dory). 

What do you want for Christmas? What is something on your general wishlist? What are you doing for the holidays? Any fun plans? 



Thursday, December 14, 2017

"Do Your Best"



Everyone says to "do your best" and that "that's what really matters" 
But what if my best isn't good enough?
You say that if I try then I'll be fine
For some people yeah that might be true
But guess what
Some people just aren't that great at school or reading or writing
So they ask you for help
And you give them a pep talk and tell them to 

                                                         "do there best"

This might make the person smile as many things do 
Hey sometimes it even helps
Key word sometimes
But then again us humans are quite fragile creatures
We almost never believe that we can do what we want so we don't
For me though

                                                          Not so much

I know what I want to do but I know I can't
Because I'm me
That's all I am
I'm not even entirely sure what that means
Except that I'm incapable of doing what I want to do
And fulfilling my dreams
Some people can write a paragrapgh
Or a whole essay even
On who they are, and what they do, and what they like
But me

                                                       I don't think I'll ever be able to


-A voice inside my head

Don't freak out no that was not me and no I don't think most of those things it was more like a character in my head. Does that make any sense at all whatsoever? First of all if your confused why I'm posting on a Thursday then please refer back to this post where I basically explain that I will be doing more posts like this and that sometimes I will post on Thursday. With that out of the way back to explaining this super depressing post! So I was thinking this person maybe has a physical or mental illness that prevents them from doing what they want. Do you get it? Maybe? Also updates. First I'm moving again which is very bleh. We found a house closer to school that were going to stay in before our new house is finished. So that's cool. Second I'm officially at 200 followers on Instagram which makes me really happy. :) :) Would love for all of you guys to follow me!

Do you like posts like this? Should I do more posts like this? What did you first think when you read this? What do you think this person backstory if/reason for thinking this way?



Monday, December 11, 2017

Elements + A Little Change To My Blog!




Water is something interesting. Sometimes it can literally save your life. We do need it to live. Other times though you seem to drown in it and it suffocates you until you don't need it anymore. Sometimes there is just too much. Some people say rain is god crying. I very much disagree. That's just sad and rain should not be sad. But then again it's not good either. It's just somewhere in between. I would say rain is god both cleansing and feeding the earth. Everyone has a water in there lives that they can't live without but can also kill them in the process.




Earth is what makes us whole. It is what we are and what we do and who we are. It is our home. It is everything. It gives us life. Sometimes though it gets angry at us and moves a bit. Because like all beings. It has feelings. It can't help but get mad. Just as we can't help but feel. But feelings are natural Just like earth.


To breathe we need air. It's Oxygen. Breathe in. Breathe out. Calming. Invisible. But essential to everything. A gift from the trees. Without air we would be corpses without a heartbeat because it is what makes us go and move and survive. But air can also come in it's full force and seem to just knock the air out of us. It can push you and make you stumble. It both gives and takes away.




Fire. Usually a destructive force. It can some suddenly. Just a flash of those autumn colors we love and then everything is gone. It can almost bulldozer everything and leave nothing but ashes behind. But then again. Isn't fire supposed to be what made us humans as in actual humans and not cave men? It lights our homes with just a flip. It cooks our food and warms us on cold winter nights. It's beautiful.


There are so many different elements to this world. Things that makes us who we are. It is what we are, how we think, what we like, and what we do. They are all elements of us. There is a good and bad to pretty much everything in this world. You just have to look on the good side and you will be a million times happier.



I think one reason people are sometimes so down is because they have this mindset that some things are good and some things are bad. Sometimes yeah this is true. One area where this isn't true? People. People are so complex and everyone has a good and bad side.



So that was different. Lol. So I was thinking about my blog lately and I realized I hadn't done one of my more.... I don't really now what to call them. Like all of the posts on my blog that aren't lifestyle for example this one or this one  or this one.  There like writing posts and I've called them poems in the past but something like this post wouldn't be considered poetry and I put them in the same category in my head. I think for now I'm going to call it my writing. So anyway I was thinking how much I love doing posts like this and how I haven't done one for a while mostly because I feel like there not long or good enough I guess. Starting now there will be more posts like this sometimes on my regular posting day which is Monday but also I will be doing a little extra post for you guys on Thursdays sometimes! 

I HAVE NO IDEA WHERE THAT CAME FROM BUT I LOVE IT. 

What do you think this means? Do you like these types of posts from me? What something awesome you did this week? Are you excited to see more of this stuff from me? What kind of post would you call this? 







Monday, December 4, 2017

Interview With Jaiya Victoria A 10 Year Old Model, Actress, and Dancer


Hello you guys! Today I'm pretty excited for this post because I have an interview with Jaiya who I met on Instagram recently! Soooo she's basically famous. Like she has a IMDB page which in my book makes you famous. She's also a dancer and model and skater and drummer and everything else. Did I mention she's 10??? Like this is not fair. So I decided she was like the coolest person so I messaged her and asked her if I could interview her for my blog and she kindly agreed. Let's get started!

In your bio you say you are a dancer, model, and actress but what does that actually mean?
Well it takes a lot of practice and patience and being confident. I take 15+ hours of dance classes per week, plus trying to make time for auditions, and homework of course! 

Ok wow. 15+ hours is super impressive! Who would you say inspires you the most? 
Someone who inspires me is Beyonce’ because she is so brave and confident.

Beyonce is super awesome! If you could have coffee with anyone (dead or alive) who would it be?
Prince because he was so unique and confident.  From the first time I heard Prince, when I was 2 years old, I used to hold onto the Prince CD cover and ask my mom to play the CD over and over and I even brought it to preschool for show and tell I love Prince so much!!  Also King Bach because he is really cool and funny and he does all these try not to laugh videos mostly by himself.

That's so sweet! How would you describe yourself in 5 words? 
Kind, confident, beautiful, amazing, successful.

Love it. What's something that you've done that you are most proud of? 
Shooting Chronicles Of Jessica Wu and it came out on YouTube on November 19, 2017, and I am proud of shooting it because its about a girl that grows up with autism and discovers her own power and grows up to become a crime-fighting hero. You can watch and subscribe at the following link, I hope you do!!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnCJfhc19YM

Everyone should go check that out by the way! I've only seen the trailer so far but even that looks super cool! What advice would you give kids your age who also want to do things like act and dance? 
Just believe in yourself and be confident and brave and respectful and trust yourself.

Totally awesome advice! What would your dream day look like?
My dream day would look like a bunch of unicorns and candy and so much fun and happiness and it would never end and you wouldn’t get bored or tired!

OK same. Unicorns are freaking awesome. What is your favorite thing to do? 
My favorite thing to do is dance, watch tv, spend time with my friends, and be myself.

Nice! What is something that you always try to remember? 
I try to remember that I’m perfect the way I am and everyone else should remember that, to stand up for what you believe, and be yourself.

Everyone should totally remember that! 


Make sure to follow her on Instagram (and while you're at it feel free to follow me as well) and check out the series she's in Chronicles of Jessica Wu!  I absolutely love doing interviews like this or general collabs with other people so if you're a blogger or someone with an online presence make sure to check out my collab page as I would love to work with you!

Do you like when I do interviews? Should I do more interviews like this? How could I improve my interviews? What type of post would you like to see more of on my blog? What would your dream day look like?




Monday, November 27, 2017

7 Things I Have Learned About Instagram So Far



So I got an instagram account recently when I turned 13 and I have been really enjoying it so far! I was super excited because my parents said I couldn't get an account until I turned 13. Also no this whole post is not just me trying to get you to follow me. That is what most of this post is about but not like the whole thing. I'm like so funny. So anyway I thought I would do a fun little post where I shared 7 things I have learned about instagram. :) Some of these are tips for other newbies and some are just general life things. Let's get started!

1. Hashtags Are Super Important

Before I started Instagram I realized hashtags were of course a thing but I don't think I realized how much. I know some people who use like 30 hashtags per post which is super impressive first of all because hashtags are actually harder to think of then some people think. For people who have like an amazing feed that is basically all the same you can use the same hashtags but for most people there pictures are different.

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2. Looks Are Everything 

Instagram is how things look. That is the basis of what the platform is about. It is looks and perfection and pretty colors and how things fit together. On instagram I've realized that it's how pretty and how pleasing to the eye the picture is that makes them popular not really how cool they are.

3. It's Harder Than You Think

Like seriously. Before I got an account I'm pretty sure I had it in my head that I would post like ten times a day or something. I love photography and am always taking pictures but I've realized that most of the time those pictures aren't that great. Even posting everyday is pretty hard.

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4. Captions Should be Interesting 

Although as I said above Instagram is all about looks but the captions should also be good. I think one of the best example would have to be paperfury who is an amazing book blogger. Her feed of course looks amazing and like a magical rainbow unicorn library (I'm not kidding) but her captions are also super funny and snarky and interesting. Also I've noticed that shorter captions just about blogging things to better then longer captions about life things. Like are you guys not interested in my wonderful life???? Am I not cool enough for you???? I'm kidding but still that interested me.

 reaction adventure time interesting tell me more GIF

5. Filters Are Addicting

I've never had snapchat or anything and Instagram is pretty much my first social media and seriously the filters are so addicting. A couple weeks ago one of my little baby cousins came over (she's one of the cutest beings on the entire earth) and I was just playing with all of the filters and we got a couple adorable pictures. When I'm bored I literally find myself just taking random pictures of me with maybe the dog filter. I have an actual problem.


A wild bored Nabila. 

6. You Have To Actually Interact With People

Sadly like most of the rest of social media internet things you have to actually interact with people to get interaction. This means liking posts, commenting, and a bunch more stuff like that. I knew this from my blog but I'm realizing it more now is that I'm actually bad at commenting on people's things which sounds weird but let me explain. A lot of times I want to say something nice but genuine and cool and funny but then I think too much about it and just end up putting something like "awesome picture" for instagram or "awesome post" for blogs. This is an actual problem of mine. We all know those people who are genuinely funny and amazing and always make people smile online because that's their personality and I guess that's just not me? I'm not sure. Anyway... We've gotten off topic.

 hello hi bear wave waving GIF

7. Themes Aren't Essential

I've been debating over this a lot lately and I have to admit I can't really decide but I would say in general this is true. Before I got an instagram I heard a lot about themes and being consistent and all of that general stuff. I've realized that first of all themes are freaking hard to keep up with. It's hard to even find good photos to post and it's even harder to make them actually look good together. Second it's not necessarily essential to have a theme. 

And that's it for today! Make sure to go check out my account  and comment down below your own! I'm not like a stalker but all of you guys are awesome so I want to get to know you! 

Do you have an instagram account? If so what were your first impressions of the app? Have you followed me yet (this answer should of course me yes)? What are some of your tips for instagram? What is your favorite social media app? 




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