July Wrappers

Hey girl hey. And boy.

The first month of summer has passed us and it has been an eventful one. I was being productive while also getting that summer rest. I can’t believe we have a month until school again but this has been great refuel so far so I hope we get the same from August! Let’s get right into this post because I’m working backwards and we’re reaching 2.5k words. And I oop- If you haven’t seen my last wrapper, click here, skim through to what interests you and let’s get starteddd.


Life

The main highlight of July was definitely that business trip I told you guys about but I’m going to prepare a whole other post for that. This will cut down this section especially that we’re reaching 1400 words now (yes, I’m writing this blog post backwards ๐Ÿ˜‚) so here are some other stuff I did.

I caught up with two family friends this month. The first one I was a little awkward around at first but we ended up getting into deep heartbreak talk and it gave me so much insight. My mom also made really good cheese pies that day and bruh the amount I ate has me worried. The second one I’ve been friends with since I was 7 and y’all we were like arch enemies as kids. ๐Ÿ˜‚ Now we’re really chill but it’s not close close you know? We caught up a bit and went to the mall another day and she helped me pick out really cool pieces for the business trip. We got a little more comfortable talking because it’s been a year and she’s really nice now so we good!

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Also your sis started running this month. It was pretty consistent and I ran like 3 times a week for the weeks before the trip. I can only do 1km straight but I developed a routine to help me get both 1 km running and 1km walking by going

run, run, walk, walk, run + walk, walk, run, run, walk

This is at a centre where there’s a track of 200m so yeah. It’s been great and inshallah I can improve my stamina because I can’t play sports if I can’t move like a normal human, you know? ๐Ÿ˜‚

 

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how i feel after 2 m of running

 

There were so many thunderstorms this month and at one point there was a tornado alert. I was home alone and my neighbors comforted me because I was screaming after my dad and siblings who just left for friday prayer. They said there wasn’t anything to worry about but y’all know I had to overthink it and bring all my belongings to the basement. I was literally convinced that I was about to die but alhamdulillah. Call me dramatic but I feel like this helped me better understand that death is unexpected and there won’t always be a phone alert to get me prepared for my last moments. On a lighter note, I went to buy running shoes and my family and I ate at Popeyes. ๐Ÿ˜‚

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Movies

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Bridge to Terebithia – I put this on for my siblings to watch while we ate our fries mainly because it was one of the only family friendly free ones to watch on Youtube. But it actually ended up being pretty good…and sad….and Jess was looking familiar because he turns out to be PEETA. I still ship Katniss and Gale but you know. ๐Ÿ˜‚

Five Feet Apart – I watched this on the plane and bawleddd. Y’all it was so sad omg. It made me so grateful for the air I breathe and the things I can do and this movie was just so brutally honest but beautiful at the same time. The ice rink scene happened while the plane had a little bit of turbulence so I was really enjoying that panic. ๐Ÿ˜‚

Books

What Light – What Light was a really well-written book but I do have some critism for it. From the very beginning of the book, we know that Caleb runs after his sister with a knife and he’s been paying for it ever since. And then the story just keeps plateuing with that plot. I feel like the climax should have been something more. Like obviously not killed her sister but I don’t know – it was too underwhelming? Maybe I’m just dramatic? I liked it but I feel like the main character can be really jerky sometimes. Like she’s always standing up for Caleb and it’s kind of cringe at times and I feel like there’s no character developement with her because she’s just always activist mode if that makes sense. Let me know how you guys felt about this book.

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Beautiful Bodies – So this doesn’t fully count because I only finished 30 pages or so but I felt I had to return this to the library because non fiction was just not doing it for me. It was a really good start and the author is amazing and I learned a bit just from the introducting pages but something about the number of diets and the history behind things was just not keeping me engaged. Maybe because I don’t struggle too much with body image anymore and maybe this might’ve been something I would have really liked a few years ago or maybe a few years down the road. I loved it tho – I just didn’t have the willpower to finish it!

 

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the cover of this book was a bit weird to carry around but ah well

 

Everything We’ve Been – I’m not telling you anything about this book. Read it. Don’t expect anything. Don’t read any reviews or read the background or anything. Just dive in and it will be a really cool read. It was a really well-written book and although I was expecting things to be more morbid, I really liked the different aspects and stories that went on simultaneously. Read it. ๐Ÿ‘

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Dreams

1. This woman was apparently my mom’s friend and I lashed out on her for some reason. Pickle’s (pickle was a silly crush from elementary) family was coming over like wth why is he in my dreams all of a sudden? (I had two more dreams about him but I don’t remember enough details) Oh and I also had exams again like whattt I thought the horror was done but alhamdulillah I’m glad it’s done for real. ๐Ÿ˜‚

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2. I ate lots of cookies and I slacked on exams – we learned this concept in English that was on the whole exam and I didn’t study it or pay attention. ๐Ÿ˜‚ I thought English exams were over but there was a part two and everyone finished except me. My teacher was so dissapointed and I almost got a heart attack in that dream man.

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3. I had a dream about the business trip I was going to (but didn’t go to at the time of the dream) and basically I had to go to to another city and then the city it was in. So there were cars hired to drive us there and I went with my brother. But then I realized I forgot my suitcase and by the time I got back, we couldn’t find any cars to drive us to the plane so we went in the airport and there was a big party for Chloe and Zoe’s birthday. I never knew if I got to that business trip or not. ๐Ÿ˜‚

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4. NOTE: What’s weird is that I wrote this down but don’t remember it now AT ALL. Enjoy.

We went to a theme park and for some reason I was in a convertible by myself and it was open and my hair was out, and my bra. It was so awkward wthhh. ๐Ÿ˜‚ I actually felt myself driving and I was literally hitting everything. I think a police car even noticed me at some point. A lot of stuff happened that I don’t remember. And then I wanted to return half a cookie and refund it for another cookie like what and suddenly I was the cashier and my old friends came and they looked like their grade 3 selves but when I turned they were my age again. What even. ๐Ÿ˜‚

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In conclusion, the exam trauma was real.


Blogging

Blogging has been SO great this month!! I posted 10 times for the first time this year, July has the most views ALL TIME and I feel like I’ve been creating content I really enjoyed writing. It’s been really great and I hope we keep it up! โค

Blog Post Of The Month

Answering Your Questions About Islam (All 52 Of Them)

What is Islam- a q & a about fundamentals food restrictions marriage abortion women quran struggles christianity death

You bet it’s the religion postsss. Okay but seriously this post means a lot to me because it took a really long time to write, it’s my longest blog post and I feel like if I ever got hacked again or if my blog shut down, at least I’ve done this one thing to clear conceptions. I wrote it through thunderstorms, tornado warnings and sunshine so you can say it’s definitely been a ride. And even if no one takes it to heart, I tried my best and that’s what matters. Woah the corniness of this paragraph right now – let’s move on.

Most Popular Post

Y’ALL MY FIRST IMPRESSION POST DECIDED TO BLOW UP FOR NO REASON AT ALL THIS MONTH! It’s reaching over 1600 views and 900 came from this month out of nowhere. And real talk about stats, my posts get around 50-70 views each (few for 960 followers but that’s the reality of blogging sometimes) so this was just wack. Apparently this post is doing really good in Google and if you search up first impression answers, it’s the first one. So maybe that’s why but this post is like the most random to get views and I made it for fun?? Anyways, back to July.

Friends Answer: What Was Your First Impression Of Me?

friends answer

There’s actually two this month – one for most likes and comments and the second for views and they areee:

Introducingโ€ฆ My Guest Writes

10 Ways To Enter My Giveaway (celebrating 2 years on wordpress!)

Psst…enter my giveaway if you haven’t already!

 

Blogger Of The Month

Isha

Isha from Searching & Sipping is literally the most underrated blogger on wordpress ever! Seriously man, although she started out last December her posts are so well written and I laughed and cried and went speechless on that binge. Check. her. out.

 

Most Active Follower

Aditi from One in a Million is literally such a supportive and very kind blogger! She’s been so active on my blog this month and I love her blog too so y’all should definitely check her out. She’s so active on the blogosphere so you probably have seen her around and I’m so happy she stumbled across my blog in the mix. Thank you Aditi!

 

And I know you guys hear this every time but I swear I appreciate and love every one of you! Thank you for always supporting me, your comments really brighten up my heart. THE CORNINESS AGAIN – DEAL WIZ ITTT. Wow I came back from a business trip and this is how I act. I’m so mature, I promise.


 

July Favourites

Favourite Song: Is it bad that I have a lot this month? Probably. Blame it on the business trip and the bus songs. Here are a couple that could not leave my head in the last 5 days of this month: Happier (yo this is so catchy and the music video gave me icarly nostalgiaaa ๐Ÿ˜‚), Something Just Like This, Old Town Road (I don’t like this one I’m blaming it on music worms) and Knocking Boots (this is SUCH a catchy song don’t listen to it if you want your mind to stay still).

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Favourite Movie: 5 Feet Apart

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I watched this in the airplane and CRIED MY HEART OUT BRO. This was so sad and made me feel so grateful for my health. Dang man, all the stuff we take for granted.

Favourite Book: Everyone We’ve Been (so well writtennnn)

Favourite Youtuber: Anna Akana

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Bruh the amount of videos I watched from her this month. She has the coolest skits and some of the best advice and I love that all her videos are fairly short. She’s brutally honest, has such a great personality and her smile reminds me of my old friendndfhjgd. ๐Ÿ˜‚ My favourite video though has got to be this one. So powerful and parts of it are still replaying in my head.

Cravings: Anything potatoooo – but especially popcorn hashbrowns! And popcorn twists from Dollar Tree – so addictive!

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Hobby: Video-making and knitting!

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Fav Outfit: YO I actually have something for this category.

At home: A large t-shirt, leggings and a high lazy bun. My sister showed me a technique to making an easy but very smooth bun and Y’ALL I’m obsessed. ๐Ÿ˜‚ The only problem is that it’s pretty loose and falls every 30 minutes but it works so well with short hair and works really well after showers for me because usually my hair would be so tangled and rough. All you do is get a scrunchie or hair tie and place it on both your left and right wrist, then flip your hair upside down and from the back of your head with your hands tied, pull the hair roots into the scrunchie until you reach the ends and let go. You’re basically making one fold with your hair. I have no idea if that explains it but it’s really cool! ๐Ÿ˜‚

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Outside: CAPS and my orange trench coat.

Fav Day of the Week: Sunday & Thursday

Fav Quote: “If you’re in a bad situation, think of 3 things that can make the situation worse” – Katee Sackhoff


 

August Goals

But fiiiiirst let’s see how we did in July.

  1. Read a non-fiction book โœ”๏ธ
  2. Run twice a week (0.5)
  3. Get to know two new people โœ”๏ธ
  4. Revise 5 chapters โœ”๏ธ
  5. Write a breakdown of 5 chapters โœ”๏ธ
  6. Finish level 6 on Duolingo (0.5)
  7. Discover 10 new bloggers (0.7)
  8. Have fun on that business trip! โœ”๏ธ

Yes, I’m giving myself a 0.7. No, I can’t accept an x. Yes, it’s a 6.7/8. ๐Ÿ˜‚

And now for August!

  1. Get to the final level on Duolingo (sis is getting far behind)
  2. Finish Blogilate’s 100 Glutes Challenge (LET’S DO THIS)
  3. Get to know two new people
  4. Finish 10 Episodes of Seerah
  5. Get that business vlog done
  6. Finish TEN books (the ones I got are fairly small so I think I can do it)
  7. Fast 4 days
  8. Have a great Eid!!

They’re hard but it’s summer and we can get ’em doneee. Let’s do this guys!

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Anddd that’s all for today.

Howโ€™s summer?

Howโ€™s life?

July dreams?

Howโ€™s blogging?

July favs?

August goals?

Iโ€™ll see you in my next post.

Bayyy. ๐Ÿ’•

35 thoughts on “July Wrappers

  1. McKayla says:

    Summer is great. Since I’m homeschooled I don’t get summer off from school but we have less school so it’s basically an hour and a half of school a day. I was kinda productive this month—-although I’ll do better next month—-. XD.
    I read a lot and I saw three movies this month: Captain Marvel, Black Panther and Descendants 3 (I blame Disney for making the songs so catchy). Also, I love your favorite quote. Have you seen any movies with Katee Sackhoff in them? I’ve seen two TV shows with her in them: Longmire and Battlestar Galactica. She’s a talented actress.

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    • Bayance says:

      Omg that is so cool!! I didn’t know thaaat! Is it harder that way? Do you guys have tests? Ooooh cool movies!! I didn’t watch any of them – ik I’m so untrendy. Ahhh! I didn’t know she acted haha! That’s so cool I might check her out!! โค๏ธ Tysm for reading!!

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      • McKayla says:

        It’s not necessarily harder since we do less hours each day and the schedule is more flexible but we do school year-round and just take breaks every once in awhile. Yes, we have tests. I don’t know if it’s more or less than what people do in public school.
        Yes, you absolutely should, and the shows she’s been in are great (one’s a sci-fi/action/drama and the other’s a Western drama—-she usually plays sarcastic, sassy characters who act tough but are really very sweet and sensitive). I haven’t seen any movies with her yet. I really should. Thanks for liking my comment.

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      • Bayance says:

        That sounds so interesting!! Do you like it? Have you ever been to public school? Why did your parents chose homeschool? Haha do you have a post on this? I’d read it!
        And oooh that’s so interesting! I should watch her too haha. Ah girl np thank YOU for being so supportive this month (I sniff a ‘most active blogger’ shoutout for august)

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    • McKayla says:

      Actually, I was always homeschooled. I did a homeschool co-op once a week for a couple years. And I don’t have a post yet but I probably will soon if you’d like to see it. My blogs are on Blogger so I think you have to have a Blogger profile to comment but if I make a post like that I’ll send you the link.
      YES, she’s amazing. As is Tricia Helfer (another actress). Also, apparently I look like her.
      You have awesome posts, Bay. It’s super fun to comment on them.

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  2. Jade rainbow says:

    OOoh you watched 5 Feet apart? ISnโ€™tโ€™ that a book too? i might be confusing it with something else but… iSnโ€™t it about the kids who have some medical condition and then they fall in love with each other??? Also i have a guest post idea!!!! So message me if you wanna. Lvoe from Jade.

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  3. Cordelia. says:

    Great job with the running! I hope you keep it up and make good progress! Oh my those thunderstorms must have been so terrifying, that is a scary thought to have but also enlightening. Everything We’ve Been sounds like sucha sad book, I’M SCARED! Kudos on hitting your blogging goals too! Looking forward to August Wrappers! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  4. Natalie Therese says:

    HOW IS IT FUDGING AUGUSSSSSSST
    Lololol, that ‘I’m Going To Die’ gif is me every time I try something new at dance. Just quietly standing there like, ‘yep, mm-hm, panic’
    Tornadoes? Woooooaaaaah, I actually get those a lot where I live and have learned to ignore them. Although we did have one thunderstorm where we got totally flooded in so that was interesting (and was also why my brother and I ate pizza in our pajamas at 5pm)
    The highlight of my July was having a two night sleepover with my best friend Joy, which was AMAZING because basically we spent 72 hours being insane together. She got me hooked on the Marvel universe, and now we have all these new weird inside jokes. Oh, and at one point we went to her pool and we were playing the categories game (everyone lines up at the diving board and someone calls out a category and you have to say something in that category before you hit the water) and it was fun until she said ‘fictional crushes’ and then we had to set ground rules about what you can and cannot make someone yell to the entire pool XD Because as much as I love Artemis Fowl, I am not screaming his name while flipping off a diving board.
    Oh, and tomorrow Disney Princess camp at my ballet school starts. I’m a helper so basically I help four year olds with arts and crafts and at the end of the week I get to dress up as Rapunzel and do the Rose Fairy Variation…which I’m sort of panicked about since I really don’t know it very well so wish me luuuuuuuck!
    I know I say this EVERY time but these are legit my favorite posts!
    Great posyyyyyy!
    ~Natalie

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    • Bayance says:

      I. LOVE. YOUR. COMMENTS.
      Like hands down, your months sound super interesting and I love it. HAHAH I would die if I did dance honestly. And omg girl flooods – I hope y’all were safe. Also, I heard about Joy before and me and her might have to do a thumb war to see who’s better friends with Natalie. Ah 72 hour sleepover that sounds really epic! Omgggg that diving thing sounds so stressful like I always had a fear of jumping in water so you’re telling me I have to deal with that AND think at the same time. No wayyyy. But good for you girl – that mental strength tho. And omg nooo we love Artemis Fowl and own ittt. xD Aaaah that camp sounds so cute!! And yessss Rapunzelllll you;re going to rock that dance don’t worry!! Good luckkk!
      I know I say this every time but your comments legit make my day.
      Neat commyyyy!

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      • Natalie Therese says:

        *struggles to find words to describe how awesome you are*
        Lol, I missed a dance class due to floods but I wasn’t too torn up about it anyway.
        Hahahaha, I honestly have no idea who would win, you probably have really strong thumbs ’cause blogging/typing, but Nina plays flute and knits so she probably has really strong hands too. So idk. I love you both to figurative death ๐Ÿ™‚
        I used to be super afraid of falling into the water but one time my brother shoved me in and after that I was so mad at him I wasn’t scared anymore, lol. I started to scream it and then realized I was about to sound like a nutjob so I shut up XD. I probably should’ve just owned it anyway tho.
        Yessss all the little girls are fudging adorable and all the teeny tiny tutus and tap shoes and glitter is just aaaaaah.
        Your comments make my LIFE, girl!
        Cool responsy!!
        ~Natalie

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      • Bayance says:

        *hiking up mountain Everest struggling to top Natalie’s comments with a reply*

        Oof must’ve been rough!

        The thumb war is ONNNN! And omg girl you too! โค๏ธโค๏ธ

        AAAH one time I was in 3rd grade and I asked my brother to catch me at the end of the water slide and he DIDN’T! I was so mad but ah well. ๐Ÿ˜‚ That’s good that you owned it tho !

        Aaaaah so cute!!!

        GURL YOUR COMMENTS MAKE MY AFTERLIFE..okay maybe that’s too much but I really appreciate them ๐Ÿ˜‚

        Neat commy!!

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  5. El says:

    Oml I remember Bridge to Terebithia from my CHILDHOOD! Yooo ๐Ÿ˜‚ & Iโ€™m glad you liked 5 feet apart – I saw it too & it was so cute, if you liked it & havenโ€™t read the book then it tells you a lot more about Poe so I definitely recommend ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      • El says:

        Ahh Iโ€™m warning you, itโ€™s sad – Poeโ€™s parents came with him to the USA but then they got deported ๐Ÿ˜ฆ he stayed though because of the medical care he needed. His parents are pretty poor so they canโ€™t come & see him do he hasnโ€™t seen them in ages. I really wish the movie included all that because it makes it even more touching when Poe dies before going back home to see his parents because heโ€™ll never see them again ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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  6. Jo says:

    i just scrolled by natalie’s comment and i’m so swearing with her swears now
    also IT’S AUGUST
    also keep at it girl, being productive and all *highfives* you’re great. and your posts are great. and duolingo O_O

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  7. autumngirl says:

    This post is literally everything, I feel like you just summed up the whole of July in this post haha, I would write a long paragraph haha but Natalie has summed it all up in her comment! Early Eid Mubarak xx

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  8. hiddenzzzzz says:

    Ohh!! โ€˜Bridge to therabithiaโ€™ is my favorite childhood movis foreverrrrr, it’s so emotional towards the end and ugh I cry all the time!!
    I’ve really disliked old town road when it came out cause everyone was so hella obsessed with it. But last month, my brother kept playing it on and on till I got obsessed!!! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚โค๏ธ

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    • Bayance says:

      Awww I know right!! I didn’t cry because I couldn’t get over the fact that if was Peetah but ah it was so sad. IKR! It was stuck in my head and now I’m like what was I listening to?? ๐Ÿ˜‚ Hahahaha the repetition is an illusionnn. ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  9. The Life of Alex says:

    okay going on a midnight binge of your blog because for some reason I was blocked for like a month!!???
    ANYWAY – Girllll u BETTER run!! Get that fitness life and be a healthy queennnn (I tried running a bit a while back but literally couldn’t get up the road so ur doing better than me๐Ÿ˜‚)

    You’ve been having thunderstorms?? Over here, I’ve been BOILING. There was one day in the middle of July where I SWEAR I lost 100lbs all in SWEAT๐Ÿ˜‚

    five feet apart yesssss- -I feel like everyone in the world has watched it apart from me!! IDK why I’m so late to the trend but I am just too lazy to go to the cinema – but my boo Cole spouse is in it so I GOTTA watch it soon๐Ÿ˜‚

    Old town road๐Ÿ˜‚ NOOOO NOT YOU TOOOOO. The amount of times I’ve heard this song is INSANE, it’s actually driving me CRAZYYY.
    Happier is a BOP, my friend introduced it to me and I haven’t stopped listening to it!!

    And yesss I love a good trench coat – girlll you need to tell me where you shop because either u hella rich and can buy anything or you know where the REALLY good bargains are๐Ÿ˜‚

    LOVED THIS POST AS USUALLLLLL
    (You’ll probably see me again in like 10 mins commenting on another post heheheheee)

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    • Bayance says:

      Ayeee thank you! And whattt why’d you get blocked? WordPress is about to get cancelled if they cancel you again ๐Ÿ˜ค

      I legit can’t walk uphill let alone run but I’m trying to work a stamina even tho it’s non existent. Tyyyy tho!

      Aaah the weather here is QUITE nice (sorry I just watched a video on mastering the British accent or shall I say the Bri’ish accent? Xx) so aah rip for all the hotness because that’s a word.

      Ayeee. I watched it because it was one of the options on the plane. Otherwise I would’ve seen a lot of people watch it and said overrated and turned around. ๐Ÿ˜‚ But yeah Cole Sprouse did really well!

      UGHHHH I HATE IT NOW!! Aw happier is really nice I was shook when I saw Miranda in the music video like yes Carly!

      Ahahhaha nooo I took it from my mom and I have no idea where she got it!! But yeah they are probably QUITE pricey and she didn’t even get them from Canada so je ne sais passss.

      TYSMMM I LOVE THIS COMMENT AND AAH TYYY!

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  10. Amber says:

    Hey Bayy โค๏ธโค๏ธ
    Aww so much good content in this post!! So happy that blogging went so well for you, like your views are everything WOWW but you so deserve that for all the effort and time you put into your blog ๐Ÿ™‚
    OMG DON’t START THE OLD TOWN ROAD OBSESSION. *unfollows blog*
    Haha just kidding. But what is with that song? IT IS BAD. I’m sorry XD
    But Happier is such a good song, but the music video is just I can’t talk about it, I was crying so hard ๐Ÿ˜ฆ (It was an emotional day ;o)
    I love this whole recap ๐Ÿ™‚
    Amber xx

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