Thankful Thursdays #16

Hey everyone! I cannot believe that I have been writing Thankful Thursdays for the past four months, now. It is crazy for how fast time is flying by.

Every week I spend time reflecting on what I am thankful for. Feel free to partake in the comments, if you like.

  1. Since it was our Thanksgiving weekend, my boyfriend was off on Monday, so we had an extra day to relax together. That is always fun!
  2. My boyfriend also bought me a new mop, it works a lot better than our other mop.
  3. Yesterday my boyfriend and I tried a new ice cream flavour we haven’t tried before. We tied a peach flavoured ice cream. It was so good.
  4. Having a midnight snack with my boyfriend this morning. That was a lot of fun.
  5. Using my local library to put books from To Be Read List on hold. I’m super excited to start going through all of those books.

The Outstanding Blogger Award Nomination

This award was created by Colton Beckwith. Here is the original award post.

I am extremely thrilled and proud of myself. Thank you so much Pot Belly for thinking of me and nominating me for this amazing award. Everyone should check out Esdi Dylan’s blog at https://potbellybump.wordpress.com/ Esdi Dylan’s writes about her love for Harry Potter, literature, television and so much more. I have read a lot of really cool blog posts from her.

Rules
1. Provide link to the creator’s original award post, (very important: see why in last step)
2. Answer the questions provided
3. Create 7 unique questions
4. Nominate 10 bloggers. Ensure that they are aware of their nomination. Neither the award’s creator, nor the blogger that nominated you can be nominated.
5. At the end of 2020, every blog that ping-backs the creator’s original post will be entered to win the 2020 Outstanding Blogger Award!

My Answers

  1. Can you spend a whole day without your mobile phone?
    I would like to be able to cut back on my screen, but I don’t think I can go the entire day without my mobile phone. I say that because I like to practice French on my phone, and do a Sudoku puzzle every day.
  2. What are the things you miss after the pandemic ends?
    I think I would miss people being genuinely concerned about germs. It seemed to be me like there were a lot of people who didn’t care about germs. I will miss the free time.
  3. Name a country you want to visit.
    I have a lot of different places I would love to visit to. But one of them that I am really interested is Bali. I have always wanted to go there since I read Eat Pray Love, and my cousin and I were talking about it. Even though Elizabeth went to Indonesia, my cousin did recommend that I go to Bali, since it is a bit safer.
  4. When can we expect a positive change in humanity?
    Hm… this one is a challenging question. I honestly don’t know about this one, but I hope it’s soon rather than later. I would love to see the world become a better place, but it is a fairly damaged environment right now, with all of the hate, and homelessness. But I think that we are starting to take a movement on these topics, so I hope that is enough to embrace these changes.
  5. Have you ever regretted writing a blog on a controversial topic?
    I tend to not write about any controversial topics, instead I focus on my experiences and what I have gone through throughout my life. I tend to always make my posts about my life and what advice I can provide to others. I would rather spread love and positive vibes than hate and negative vibes. There’s already enough hate in the world.
  6. What was your favourite subject in school?
    I really liked math and science. I liked these subjects because there wasn’t any grey areas to these subjects, you are either right or wrong. I just always had a fascination for numbers and theories.
  7. What is your advice for absolute newbies on WordPress?
    I feel like you should spend your time exploring the tools that is available to you. Learn to get familiar with all of these various tools. I like to add tags to my posts, and organize my posts in categories as well. Like most things in life, it will get easier with time and practice.

My Nominees

I apologize if advance if I nominate someone who is no longer accepting awards, so if you are, please let me know.

  1. https://myrandomspecificthoughts.wordpress.com/
  2. https://crispyconfessions.com/
  3. https://zoewiezoe.com/
  4. https://biancaworld.wordpress.com/
  5. https://thebookishchick.com/
  6. https://chasingthemaximumlife.wordpress.com/
  7. https://rujutakestheworld.wordpress.com/
  8. https://chickadeelovermaggie.wordpress.com/
  9. https://middleme.net/
  10. https://themomshiediaries.wordpress.com/

My Questions

  1. What event in your life has shaped you the most as a person, and how did it do so?
  2. How did you choose your current profession? If you haven’t decided already, how do you plan on deciding your career?
  3. How do you get to know someone deeply?
  4. What’s your favourite ice cream flavour?
  5. What do you like to spend time doing when you have free time?
  6. What’s one thing that you wish people understood about you?
  7. What is your biggest dream in your life that you wish you can make come true?

With Love,
Three Yellow Daisies xo ❤

WWW Wednesdays – October 14th, 2020

This is a post where I talk about what I am reading, by answering the following questions…

  1. What have I finished reading?
  2. What am I currently reading?
  3. What will I be reading next?

I only read one book, since I just spent the long weekend with my boyfriend relaxing, and watching football.

  1. What have I finished reading?
This was super spooky, but I enjoyed it nonetheless.

2. What am I currently reading?

And

And

3. What will I be reading next?

I placed an order at my local library, I’m just waiting to pick it up. This book is part of Oprah’s Book Club.

Even if it doesn’t become available to me soon, I still have time to finish off these books.

Top Ten Tuesdays #7

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

The rules are simple: Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a new topic. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want.Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to The Artsy Reader Girl in your own Top Ten Tuesday post.

This week’s topic is super long book titles.

10. How to Win Friends and Influence People

9. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

8. The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck

7. You Are a Badass How to Stop Doubting Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life

6. How to Have a Great Career, Find Your Passion, Achieve Your Goals, Love Your Goals

5. You Are a Badass at Making Money Master the Mindset of Wealth

4. The Happiness Project Or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean my Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun

3. You Are a Badass Every Day How to Keep Your Motivation Strong, Your Vibe High, and Your Quest For Transformation Unstoppable

2. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

  1. A Monk’s Guide to a Clean House and Mind

Favourite Friday #1

Graphic Designer: The Midnight Book Blog

I was really inspired and wanted to partake in this post, although I got so busy with it being my Thanksgiving Weekend. Now, I’m just catching up with all of my posts.

I first saw this on https://midnightbookblog.wordpress.com/ ‘s blog, and I loved the idea of this post.

https://midnightbookblog.wordpress.com/ says anyone can participate in this post, although she does asks that you can tag her, so she can read your responses, as well.

Every Friday talks about a different topic. The past Friday’s topic was talking about our favourite time and places to read.

My favourite time to read is in the late morning and early afternoon, because I can set aside a few hours to read and have a mini readathon.

My favourite place to read is in my bed since I have a cozy blanket and many pillows. I enjoy reading in my room since it’s always quiet and I can enjoy the book better with silence. When it gets nice out, I like to read outside on my front steps. I love reading at the beach because I love the feeling of the sun beaming down on me. I enjoy reading with a cup of tea or a latte, with a few snacks near by.

I wish that I had this bay window benches looking outside. It would be amazing especially on those rainy days and you can see the rain and hear it tap on the window. It’s such a surreal feeling. Sometimes I do like to go on YouTube and listen to those outside noises like the rain, or the waves at a beach, or even just a Chinese bamboo flute, that is really relaxing.

I can’t wait to partake in next week’s post. 🙂

Thankful Thursdays #15

I’m posting this a day late, but that’s okay.

This is where I gather up and talk about what I am thankful for throughout the week.

  1. I am grateful that I have lots of time to read. I find it really relaxing and fun.
  2. I am thankful that my decluttering mission has inspired me to write a story. I am extremely happy for myself.
  3. I tried a new recipe, and it was amazing! I will definitely be making it again. I made French Onion Pork Chops. Recipe to follow.
  4. I’m thankful that my boyfriend and I got to celebrate Mad Hatter Day by watching Alice in Wonderland (1951) movie. To be honest, I have only seen the Tim Burton’s remake. I really enjoyed watching that film
  5. My boyfriend and I had a midnight take out, which is always fun. We don’t get to do that a lot, so it was a nice splurge.

The Folklore Book Tag

I am super grateful to be nominated for this cool tag. Thank you so much https://chickadeelovermaggie.wordpress.com/ for nominating me. I enjoy reading all of her posts because her blog is amazing. You should totally check out her blog.

For those that may not know, I love reading and I am such a big book worm, so I cannot wait to get started with this tag. This post has also inspired me to listen to Taylor Swift’s new album, I haven’t listened to it yet. I just put her album when I started writing this post.

Rules:

  • Link to the original creator: Ilsa @ A Whisper of Ink 
  • Tag at least three people
  • Declare the rules and list of prompts in your post 
  • Thank whoever tagged you and link to their post

The One: A book with an ending that left you speechless
The Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks. I don’t want to say anything to spoil it, but just whoa! I loved the movie, too.

Cardigan: A book that makes you feel happy and sad all at once
Pretty much anything Nicholas Sparks. I love his books and movies. I remember being very obsessed with his work in high school. The first movie I had seen of his was A Walk to Remember, and the first book I read of his was The Longest Ride.

The Last Great American Dynasty: A book with a fascinating and extremely well-told story
The Harry Potter series. I loved it, it was extremely well thought out, and magical.

Exile: A book you wish you hadn’t read
Hm… I’m drawing a blank with this one, because I can’t think of a book I didn’t wish I had read. Maybe a school text book of a subject I didn’t have an interest for.

My Tears Ricochet: A book that made you cry uncontrollably
When I was in middle school, the book that made me cry uncontrollably was, and still does is Charlotte’s Web. And now when I was older, I would say Go Ask Alice. It was written anonymously as journal entries about a girl goes to a party and how she got addicted to LSD. It’s really sad, but I read it because it was my friend’s favourite book.

Mirror Ball: A book that feels like it was written just for you
I feel like the book, Year of Yes was written for me. I’m a huge Grey’s Anatomy fan. And the book is about encouraging us to be more confident with yourself. It seemed like the perfect book for me to remind me to be more confident with myself.

Seven: A childhood book that makes you feel nostalgic
Matilda and the Little House on the Prairies series. When my sister and I were young, our Dad took us to the video store, and we always picked out Matilda and we watched it over and over again. I finally read that book a few years ago, and it was absolutely amazing. My mom and I used to read to Little House on the Prairies when I was in grade school. That was a lot of fun. Although her and I never finished it, because life happened and we got too busy to keep on reading them. So I’m going to read them on my own. My mom used to read these books when she was growing up, too.

August: A book that reminds you of summer
Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants. I saw this movie for the first time with my sister and her two closest friends at the time. It was a great film. It wasn’t until years later that I read the books. I adored the books so much. It’s about four best friends who are best friends throughout their whole lives, and have never spent an entire summer apart until they were in high school. They went shopping at this thrift shop, and came across these pair of jeans. Despite their different body types, Bridget being taller than her friends, the pair of pants magically fits all of the girls. They decide to wear the pair of jeans throughout the summer, and mail them to each other, documenting the special moments that had happened to them.

This is me Trying: A book that deals with loneliness and sadness
The first book that came to came to mind was In Search of April Raintree. It’s about two sisters whose parents are alcoholics and they end up getting put into foster care. Although the sisters get separated and one gets put in a better foster care and the other sister doesn’t have much of a better life than when she was when she was with her parents. It always makes me sad.

Invisible String: A book that came into your life at the exact right time
You are a Badass by Jen Sincero. I absolutely loved reading this book. At the time I was having a challenging time with myself. I kept on doubting myself and selling myself short on things. But after reading it I appreciated and loved myself more.

Mad Woman: A book with a female character you adore
Scout from To Kill a Mockingbird. I admire everything about her. She is an extremely strong willed kind of girl.

Epiphany: A book that is haunting
The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware, read this book really fast since it was so good. It started off a bit slow, but near the middle, it gave me goose pimples. It was a really good book. I would recommend this book who is looking for a good scare.

Betty: A book that fills you with yearning
Ron and Hermione. I absolutely love them! I loved Ron’s lack of passion for school and studying and how it is oversets Hermione’s passion for school. To me, they have a lot of opposites, and I guess that is something I used to look for in a guy, too.

Peace: A book character you’d die for because you love them so much!
Carmen from The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants. I love her character and how much growth she goes through throughout the series. I can relate to her because she was the writer of her group of friends, and her parents get divorced. And I was able to relate to what she goes through.

Hoax: A book that you thought you were going to love but didn’t
I can’t seem to think of a book that I haven’t liked. I guess I have a knack of picking out good books.

Nominees
https://midnightbookblog.wordpress.com/
https://ivyslibrarycard.com/
https://cadburypom.wordpress.com/

Real Neat Blog Award

Thank you so much https://jasleenmanifests.com/, for nominating me for this amazing award. She has an amazing blog about manifestation and the power of believing in oneself. She is a firm believer that whatever you send out to the universe, will come back to you. It truly is a wonderful and insightful blog, I highly recommend reading it.

Rules

  1. Include the award logo in your post.
  2. Answer the following seven questions, asked by the person who nominated you.
  3. Thank you the person/people who nominated you.
  4. Nominate any number of bloggers you like by linking to their blogs.
  5. Notify them that you have nominated them.

My Answers

  1. What are you most grateful for in your life?
    I am grateful for a lot of things, but the first thing that came to my mind was the car accident. Last year, I have been in a car accident, so I am grateful to only have bruises from the incident. I understand and realized that it could have changed my life forever.
  2. If you could re-model the world how would you promote love despite borders?
    I would have created a school credit that enforces the students to love themselves. They would learn a lot of how to deal with negative criticism that they may tell themselves. If people are no longer in school, they will be able to undone the damage that they may brought on themselves growing up. Perhaps at 12:30 EST, which works out in every time zone, we can have a live meditation that temporary shuts down the world for 20-30 minutes a day. During the meditation pause it will promote self love, and clarity as well as other positive skills. This ceremony will be allow us to be in unity with one another.
  3. What is that one fear you would like to vanquish?
    I am sort of scared of heights, but a way that will help me overcome the fear by swinging over the edge of the world in Ecuador.
  4. Describe what is a perfect day for you?
    It would be me getting up early practicing some yoga, followed by mediation. Perhaps go for a run with my boyfriend. It will always be a nice day out. Then come home, tidy up a bit, then shower. Have a delicious and nutritious breakfast. Then I would journal and blog while sipping a latte. After that I would have lunch, followed a readathon. My boyfriend and I would make dinner. We could watch our show together. Then we would read our book together and go to bed afterwards.
  5. What is one goal you would like to achieve in life?
    I want to be happy. I want to write a book.
  6. Which is your favourite book that you’ve read?
    This one is challenging because I have read so many books. I have enjoyed all of the Harry Potter books. I enjoy the Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants series, too. In conclusion I love that are about friendships and how the friends grow and evolve together.
  7. How do you decide who is your true friend?
    I have to be able to trust this person with my secrets. They have to be kind, and caring.

My Nominees

  1. https://myrandomspecificthoughts.wordpress.com/
  2. https://winterbetancourt.com/
  3. https://sarafowall.wordpress.com/
  4. https://themomshiediaries.wordpress.com/
  5. https://chrstnorecul.wordpress.com/
  6. https://kamalsbloggingcafe.wordpress.com/
  7. https://cookingincowboyboots.wpcomstaging.com/

My Questions

  1. What has been a special moment for you thus far in 2020?
  2. If you have the power to correct one problem in the world. What will you fix and why?
  3. When and where was the longest vacation you have ever taken? If you haven’t been on vacation, talk about the perfect vacation.
  4. If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one quality or ability, what would it be?
  5. Do you think you can have happiness without sadness? Why or why not?
  6. What is one piece of advice would you give to a child?
  7. Would you rather make your own decisions or allow someone to make them for you?

Congratulations to all of the nominees, I hope everyone is doing well.

WWW Wednesdays – October 7th, 2020

Hey everyone! It’s another addition of WWW Wednesday! It’s where I answer the following questions;

  1. What have I finished reading?
  2. What am I currently reading?
  3. What will I read next?
  1. What have I finished reading?

This was such a good book. I first started reading when I was on the bus picking up a few groceries and when I was shopping, all I could think was what was going to happen next. It was so good.

2. What am I currently reading?

And

And

My boyfriend and I reading about a half a chapter before bed each night.

And

3. What will I read next?

I just placed this book on hold at my local library. My sister was reading it, but I don’t think she ever finished it. We did watch the movie with our mom several of years ago. I thought the movie was well done. Oprah had this book in one of her book clubs.

Top Ten Tuesdays #6

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

The rules are simple:Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a new topic. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want.Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to The Artsy Reader Girl in your own Top Ten Tuesday post.

This week’s topic is Book Covers with Autumn vibes and or colours.

My boyfriend contributed by letting me borrow his books for the photo op (Dracula, Terror and Adulthood is a Myth). And he also took these photos, as well.

10. 108 Pearls To Awaken Your Healing Potential

I have started reading this book, and it has been really insightful. I would highly recommend this book. My boyfriend had even bought me a Mala (a bracelet that consists of 108 pearls).

9. Many Waters

I haven’t read this book yet, my boyfriend and I have only started reading the second book, not too long ago.

8. 101 Simple Truths For a Better Life

This is one of my favourite books. I loved how simple and profound this book is. It really inspired me to make better choices in my life. It’s about the lessons he has learned from his hardships.

7. Harry Potter And the Cursed Child

This is an amazing book. I really enjoyed it. Although I am sad because my boyfriend and I were supposed to see the play, but it got postponed to an undetermined date, because of the whole covid-19 pandemic. I was going to wait to see the play first, then read it, but I couldn’t wait that long.

6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

I thoroughly enjoyed this book so much. I love all of the Harry Potter books.

5. Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix

This book was so amazing, but incredibly sad, I still cry about it to this day.

4. The Tales of Beedle the Bard

In Hogwarts this book is like the equivalent of our Fairy Tale fables and stories. It was an interesting read of five short stories. My favourite short story is the The Tale of Three Brothers.

3. Dracula

I have read this story back in high school. My boyfriend thoroughly enjoys watching these movies.

2. Adulthood is a Myth

This story contains funny sketches about Sarah’s life. My boyfriend and I really enjoy these comics. She started out on a Facebook page called Sarah’s Scribbles. And then she has published books about her comics.

  1. Terror

I haven’t heard of this book until my boyfriend bought it, it looks interesting and spooky. Perfect for spooky season.