Happy Sunday, everyone! I know I haven’t been the most active in the blogosphere these days, but I’m trying to post at least once a week so I can balance school and blogging. 🙈 Today, I’m doing the 7 Favorite Things tag—thank you to Olivia from Purely Olivia for tagging me! Go give her all the love because she’s such an amazing person. 💝
- Link back to and thank the person that tagged you.
- Link back to and thank the blogger who began the tag. (Thank you, Beth!)
- List and picture at least seven of your favorite things.
- Tag at least seven people. (I’ll do this at the end of my post!)
- List the seven rules.
I am missing some?!
1. The Smell of Coffee
I’m actually more of a tea drinker than a coffee drinker, but I love the smell of freshly brewed coffee. It’s just so warming and home-y! Sometimes, I wish I were a coffee drinker so I could have an excuse to have my home smell like it, but coffee has such a weird effect on my body. ☕When I drink warm coffee, I get very sleepy, and if I drink cold brew, my heart gets too jittery to finish any work. In the meantime, I’ll just stick to my cups of tea and the occasional latte.
2. Baking Pastries
I have such a major sweet tooth, so I love eating all the desserts—ice cream, brownies, cookies, donuts, etc. 🤤 One of my not-so-secret passions is baking! It might be me trying to channel my inner Lara Jean, but I love spontaneously baking treats to feed my friends. The smell of warm cinnamon rolls or brownies filling a kitchen is one of the best, and it’s honestly a very therapeutic activity for me. I usually play a movie on my laptop and just take my time mixing ingredients as a way to relax.
3. Christmas Time
Even though I’m obsessed with autumn and everything pumpkin spice, I love snowy days and the holiday season. ❄ This is the time of year where everything is holly and jolly. There are fairy lights on houses and everyone just seems friendlier (except for those crazy last-minute holiday shoppers). Plus, it reminds me of many heartwarming memories with family and friends. There’s no school so I can invest more time in reading and blogging, too. Catch me listening to Christmas music the second Halloween is over! 🎄
This one is definitely more random and less aesthetic than the other favorites I’ve listed, but I can’t help it…I love potatoes. Fries, mashed potatoes, roasted potatoes, chips…maybe it’s because I’m writing this post during lunchtime? 😂 Potatoes are arguably one of the best foods in the world because it’s so versatile and delicious. I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who doesn’t like potatoes.
5. Cute Fluffy Animals
I am absolutely in love with cute small animals but also just cute fluffy animals in general. 😍 I remember I once saw a picture of a washed and blow-dried cow and was over-the-moon happy for the next week. Even though most people in the book community are cat lovers, I consider myself more of a dog person. 🐶 When I grow up (as if I’m not already a legal adult), I’m going to get a small fluffy white puppy and name him Bub. I will hug him, squish him, and play with him all the time. This video on Facebook is an accurate representation of how I would play with Bub.
6. Being Emotionally Wrecked By a Really Good Book
worst best feeling for a reader. 😭 We all know that agonizing feeling where a fantastic book just *crushes* your soul. The only way to recover is with time, but as you’re wallowing in your emotions, the only way to cope is to share your pain with other readers, browse memes on the book’s Tumblr tag, and drown your sorrows in chocolate cake. Even though it’s a bittersweet feeling, we book lovers are addicted to it and love finding books that can make us feel this way.
7. My Favorite Bible Verse
I’m going to copy Olivia and end this tag with a bible verse. 💕 This is the time in the academic semester where exams are getting heavier, and I have a lot of more responsibilities to manage. This verse just helps me remember that I am strong enough to conquer anything. Despite any setbacks we may face, God is watching over us and lifting us up—we are loved and we are never truly alone.
Nominating my lovely friends 💖 :
- Lily from Sprinkles of Dreams
- Clo from Book Dragons
- ERK from The Confuzzled Reader
- Sissi from The Book World
- Erin from Pages of Milk and Honey
- Melanie from Mel To The Any
- Marie from Drizzle and Hurricane Books
What are some of your favorite things? Do we have any in common? LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS! 💕