recent favorites: decor, books, music + more

Hey you guys! I’m super excited for this post. Today I’ll be sharing some recent favorites of mine! I hope y’all enjoy!

Make sure to open this post online so you can see the photos! Thank you!


honey, oat milk, and almond candle

This candle smells so good! It’s also really cute. I love lighting it during my evening routine. I think the wood detail on the candle lid is really cool, too.

target – $5.00

succulent in terrarium

I made this succulent with my friends, so I don’t have a link. I think it’s really cute and the gold detail on the terrarium is adorable!

framed 2022 vision board

I think having my vision board printed out is a really great idea! I love having a daily visual reminder of my goals and also, the frame is pretty spot on!


over sized button up

I think over sized flannels are so cute! I love pairing this one with a simple white tee or tank top. It dresses up any outfit, and the colors on this one are so so so nice!

target – $20.00

black + white zara mini dress

This dress is not something I would wear normally, but I tried it on and I loved the way it fits, and it’s so so comfortable.I think the pattern is really cool, and it’s a really nice statement piece. (couldn’t find a link on the zara website)

nike air force 1

These shoes go with literally everything! You can wear them with dresses, leggings, or even a blazer if you want to dress them up. 10/10 reccomend, these are amazing. – $100

zara chunky black ankle boots

Ohhh, y’all! These boots. They’re so comfortable, and so cute! And the small platform is really really awesome! (also couldn’t find these on the zara website)

fuzzy cross slippers

These slippers are the cutest + most comfortable slippers ever! I wear them every morning for my morning routine. My bestie got them from Target for me, but I can’t find a link on the website.

crochet bag

My bestie (who got me the slippers) made this bag. It’s literally so cute, am I right? It looks like a daisy and is so spacious too! Comment down below that she needs to make an Etsy shop!

blue + gold necklace

This necklace is so comfortable, and it’s really nice. It matches with everything. I got it at a festival a while ago.

matte claw clips

I love claw clips so much! And these are longer, so they stay in wayyy longer! These are amazing, y’all! – $9.99


eo lavender body lotion

This smells really really good. I don’t really have that much to say about it.

(couldn’t find a link at target or amazon)

burts bee’s toothpaste

This the the. best. toothpaste. ever! It’s amazing, and it’s minty, but not spicy! 11/10 reccomend.

target – $4.99

burts bee’s chapstick

This is pretty much the best chapstick ever. It’s really nice! – $9.59

Alright, thank you so much for reading!

my 2022 vision board + why you should make yours

Hey y’all! I hope you’ve had a great week! I’ve been trying to keep up with posting, and I think I’ve done a pretty good job. Today I’ll be showing you my 2022 vision board, how I made it, and why you should make one too.

This is my 2022 vision board (the little spots are covering up a personal photo)

  1. I first chose a color scheme to make my vision board cohesive. I chose a light beige, green, and white.

These are some colors close to my vision board.

2. Figure out what you want to be in 2022

This is basically making goals.

  • I added pictures of journaling because I want to do more of that in 2022.
  • I added pictures of Paris because I’ve been there once and it’s my favorite place I’ve ever been to.
  • I added some smoothie / acai bowls, and oatmeal bowls because I think they taste super good.
  • I added pictures of flexibility / working out because those are things I want to focus on in 2022.
  • Then I filled the rest of the collage with inspo quotes, these really cute nails, and some cute outfits.

3. Find photos that have your goals and color scheme

This step is pretty explanatory lol.

4. Open up Canva or a Google Slide

If you don’t want use Canva, you can also use a Google Slide. I’d recommend using Canva because there are filters, but I’ll get back into that later.

5. Use a filter

I’d like to thank Diary Of A Daydreamer for mentioning that Canva has filters, because I wouldn’t have known if she hadn’t said that lol. I linked her post where she described her vision board. I used the filter called Fresco.

This makes everything match, just like she said.

why should i make one?

  • You can have a visual reminder of your goals whenever you open your computer
  • They’re super fun to make
  • You can get inspo from other people’s vision boards

And a soo many more!

I hope you enjoyed this post, and I’ll see you next week!

what to ask for this holiday season + my wishlist! (tween + teen girl gift guide)

The holiday season is upon us! *insert Angel choir* This list is mainly for two reasons, and it’s either for you trying to make your list, or you’re a parent, friend, or family member who needs a little help buying gifts. I’ve got you covered!

This list has 25 of ideas, so I’m sure you can find something for every girl. When you find these goodies under the tree on Christmas morning, you’re sure to make all of your friends jealous. (That’s not the point, but it’s true).

(For family members – I think all of these things are so cool, but I’ll mark the things that I’m not really interested in or already have. It’s not a ‘list’ because I don’t want to be specific, and of course, I am not expecting everything that I don’t mark. Love y’all)

This post was inspired by Emmie @ Diary of a Daydreamer. Also, some of the content was inspired by gift guide.

Nike Women’s Air Force 1

These are literally one of the cutest shoes. They’re white, so they go with practically everything, and they’re also Nike, so they’ll definitely last for a while.

The North Face Black Puffer Jacket

This jacket is adorable! It’s on the pricier side, but if you have a few extra dollars to spend this season, I know any girl would be so excited to unbox this super cute jacket.

This is just an idea – not part of my wishlist.

Mushroom Virgo Tote Bag

This tote bag is incredible. Any Virgo would love this. (I’m a Virgo, I know.) And, even if you aren’t a Virgo, Society6 has other similar prints with other Astrological Signs.

Taylor Swift’s folklore

If the person you’re gifting for has a Record Player, why not give them some vinyls. I love folklore, but if they’re not a swiftie, some other ideas are Olivia Rodrigo’s SOUR, Harry Styles, or Ariana Grande.

This is just an idea, not part of my wishlist.

Fairy Lights

Fairy lights are so cute. I think they add such a coziness to a room. What do you like better – the fairy lights or the LED strip lights?

Golden Yellow Fuzzy Blanket

This blanket is adorable and affordable! It looks so soft and warm, and the tassels are a great addition. Plus, if the yellow isn’t your vibe, Target also sells light pink, a mint green, cream, coral, and navy blue!

Black and White Fuzzy Flower Tote Bag

This tote bag is so fluffy! I don’t know if it beats the Virgo one, but still, you have to admit, this tote is pretty adorable.

This is just an idea, not part of my wishlist.

Princess Polly Bucket Hat

How adorable is this bucket hat?? *chef’s kiss* This would be an incredible stocking stuffer for any girl. And if she’s not into bucket hats, there’s always berets and baseball caps!

This is just an idea, not part of my wishlist.

Earring Pack

These earrings are so cute! Plus, you get a really good deal, so if you’re shopping for more than one girl, you can split the earrings around. Again, a great stocking stuffer!

3 Pack of Boho Wall Decor

These wall hangings are so cute and give off such a cute boho vibe! They’re super affordable too, and give off such ✨cozy vibes✨.

Facial Roller Set

Some people have the puffiest faces in the morning (me included), and these facial rollers are supposed to help reduce puffiness, plus they’re adorable.

Sage Green Camera

How cute is the sage green color? Amazing. Polaroid Cameras are amazing but the sage green takes it to a whole other level. Plus – if the green isn’t really your thing, there’s also a super cute rust color too!

This is just an idea, not part of my wishlist.

Claw Clips

I’ve looked at a lot of claw clips and these have the best colors. My favorites are the light pink, the rust, the sage, and the black. Adorable.


I’ve never owned a diffuser, but I’ve heard a lot of great things about them. This one is sleek but cute, and if you’re feeling extra generous, you can add a few essential oils.

This is just an idea, not part of my wishlist.

Skincare Fridge

I think that these are so cool and genius. If you keep your lotion, or your facial rollers in a fridge, it’ll feel cold and amazing on your face! So cool.

This is just an idea, not part of my wishlist.

Lululemon Align Pant 28’

Lululemon leggings. They’re definitely pricier than most leggings, but they’re soft, and supposed to be amazing. If you have a few extra dollars to spend this year, this is a great gift.

Kanken Bookbag

These are amazing, y’all! They are so cute, and they hold so much stuff. They look small, but no, they are not!

This is just an idea, not part of my wishlist.

Champion Hoodie

This hoodie is so cute! Imagine it with the Lululemon light blue leggings and Air Force 1’s. Perfection in an outfit. The white will go with everything, and we love wardrobe staples here!

Pura Vida Flat Bead Choker

This necklace is really cute. I love the flat bead look and the different colors. This would be a great stocking stuffer for only $14! (It’s half off right now y’all, it’s normally $28, so if you think it’s a great gift [it is], you should grab it) #notsponsored lol

Carhartt Beanie

How. Cute. Is. This. Beanie?? Adorable. It’s also super affordable, and looks way more expensive than $17. Again (lol), great stocking stuffer.

This is just an idea, not part of my wishlist.

Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser

I have heard a ton of great things about Glossier. This and the Balm Dotcom would be a great duo gift. This would be so cool to use with a facial roller, too.

Balm Dotcom link-

Bubble Candle

I think these candles are so cool. A bubble candle. So cool. They’re so pretty, and I mean, what’s not to like?

Hydro Flask 32 oz. Wide Mouth

If you or whoever you’re shopping for doesn’t have a Hydro Flask, just get them one.

This is just an idea, not part of my wishlist.

Ring Light

It’s 2021. A ring light is never a bad idea, especially if is receiving the ring light loves to film videos.

This is just an idea, not part of my wishlist.

the things i love about fall

Hey! I’ve been super inactive lately. I’m trying to get back to my normal Monday schedule, so let’s see how it goes. Today I’ll be sharing my favorite things about fall. I hope you enjoy it!

  • when you put on a sweater in a cold place and it feels like a hug
Vince Women's Rib Wool Blend Crewneck Sweater | Oversized sweater outfit,  Fashion, Sweater outfits

Does anybody else feel this? Or is it just me? It’s probably just me lol.

  • long walks in the leaves
Fall photography, walking along a fall path, autumn leaves, autumn | Fall  photoshoot, Autumn photography, Autumn instagram

I’m normally not a huge fan of walks tbh, but in fall, well, it’s a completely different story. I love the crunch of leaves, and the cool, crisp air.

  • leggings!

Yay! It’s leggings season y’all!

lululemon Align™ High-Rise Pant 28" | Women's Leggings | lululemon
  • pies!

I used to hate pies. Like, I would never eat one. Ever. But now I love them. (and how about some quiche too!)

4 Decorative Pie Crusts for Gluten Free Pie Dough - Columbia Gorge Gluten  Free
  • fall playlists

I love fall. I made a playlist on Spotify – you can find it here.

  • aaaand finally – fall blog posts!

Here are some of my favroites.

Evin’s September Aesthetics and Playlist

Elizabeth’s Fall Bucket List

Thank you so much for reading! And hopefully I’ll see you next week!

hey, i’m back + recent favorites

Hey there! How you doing?? I missed y’all! Welcome back.

In my last post, I said I was in a blogging slump. Now… I guess I’m not? 🙂 I’ve been trying to get more sleep, and boy, has it been helping! Recently, I’ve been starting to write some short songs, and it’s been super fun. I love blogging, as a whole, and all that jazz! So, yea, I’m back, and hopefully to stay for a while.

So, today I’ll be sharing what I’ve been loving recently. I’m going to divide it off into categories, and share some different stuff for each.


☼ Of course, I’ve been loving Olivia Rodrigo’s SOUR.

☼ I’m still loving Allison Deitz’s Pretty Lies!

☼ I recently discovered Tate McRae and she’s pretty awesome.

Ruth B. is amazing. I’ve heard of her because of her song Lost Boy, but now my favorite song of hers is Dandelions.

☼ A little while ago, I made a playlist ‘chill vibes’ and I find myself listening to it all the time! It has some of all the artists I mentioned above, plus some others!


☼ I got a white 32 oz. Hydroflask recently, and it’s super amazing!

☼ I’m super hyped about this one!! I got an Apple Watch SE!! It’s super amazing, and I’ve been trying to close my rings everyday.

☼ I got this planner for school, it’s by the happy planner, it’s this adorable pastel orange color, and it says “Happiness Blooms from within! The Happy Planner is great because you can write down all your homework, but there is an individual space for other things, like how you showed kindness, or what was exciting that day. I really recommend one.

The Happy Planner Happiness Blooms Pressed Floral Classic Guided Journal |  Best Price and Reviews | Zulily

☼ My best friend has these PaperMate Inkjoy Pens, and I’ve been missing out!!! They literally make your handwriting so cute. Next year, I will definitely get some for school, but I got a 24 pack of the regular ones, and I’m not saying those are bad! 🙂


☼ Recently I’ve been trying to get more organized, and I now am doing so much better for leaving for the bus, and going to bed!

☼ I’ve started journaling every night before bed, and it’s really great and helps me get out my thoughts.

on my podcast, i’m probably going to post like once a month or something.

wrapping up

In conclusion, I’m really glad I wrote this post.

today’s shoutouts go to

nobody, because I don’t know who to shoutout.

make sure to comment if I haven’t checked out your blog and/or you would like to be featured in my shoutouts!

have you listened to my podcast yet? find it here on spotify! it’s also available on anchor here.