look! look! the blog looks different eeeppp // ALSO SENIOR YEAR BUCKET LIST + ITS A BAKE OFF DAY


Okay, so long story short, I've had this spring cleaning desire for my blog and last night Sarah helped me change my same blog design up a bit! Now, if you need to find previous posts, my instagram feed, follower button, etc, it'll be at the way bottom of the blog. We were able to get rid of the entire sidebar, centering my post area and EEP I just really love how it feels!! We also widened everything which means I get to talk a lot more in each post *smirks*

Not so long ago, Sophia from THE TEENTREPRENEUR messaged a group of us senior gals prompting us to remember something mega important. That being a senior doesn't have to overtake your life. The same goes for any level of high school, or even college -- it doesn't have to be everything. 


The fact is, these are the early years of our lives. You can't go back, so you've got to learn how to balance the things you NEED to do with the things you WANT to do and then of course, there are some things you just HAVE to do. (i.e clean that room, wash those dishes, put those clothes away)

So you guys, this is my Senior Bucket list. I'm going to list them here and sometime after I graduate, hopefully I can come back with a huge grin and some check marks. *crosses fingers* 


  • get my poetry book available for purchase
  • at least 3 big DIY projects 
  • finish my next novel (am dying but guys i really wanna do this) 
  • trryyyyy to play one new piano song (like the UP married song *starts to sob*)
  • get my garden started 
  • buy a bike
  • go on a graduation trip (adding this so i know for sure i will get at least one check hahaa)
  • spend major time outside with my siblings + friends 
  • sew a dress

You see, these are things that I would really like to do, added on top of my graduating - which is like really scary. But the thing is, if I limit myself, that will be admitting defeat...like why even try if that's the case? Sometimes the harder the goal to reach, the harder I'll push for it. 

also also also - you guys have probably heard of the bake offs that I usually do with a group of friends? Well, Micaiah and I often do them. Like, for awhile there we were doing one every weekend. Then, we both got super busy. *laughs cuz we were just talking about that* 

Today, at like 1:00 p.m EST we decided to make these gorgeous things.  I'm actually a bit nervous bc I legit have never been able to make a soft pretzel in my life. They're always uhm..dough balls or doughy rocks. *nervously laughs* BUT I'm gonna try bc she persuaded me and also Sarah say's that a true bake off is only a true bake off if we both have never made the thing before

which I guess she is right............ but she always is 

actual footage of how i feel sometimes (jk...ish)

sooo if any of you join us that would be like really fun. Just comment below if you want to join! You can even do a blogpost with photos if you like. Baking can be a blast and hey, like I was saying above, let's live life in the moment! As Ms. Frizzle would say "take chances, make mistakes, and get messy!" 

*nods* yes, I still watch magic school bus. #lovethatshow btw did you hear that they are going to possibly be making more episodes with a lot of the same voices actors? yup, there's your random thing for the day

also guys. try to not get salt into your laptop keyboard like uhhhgg.


WILL YOU JOIN THE BAKE OFF?
THOUGHTS ON THE BLOG DESIGN UPDATE??
WHATS ONE GOAL YOU'VE SET FOR YOURSELF?



30 comments

  1. AHH gorgeous photos!!! <3 The colors are absolutely perfect.
    Love the new design!! It's super duper cute.

    Sophy
    lavender & blue

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    1. AHH thank you!! I loved how they turned out too *squeals*
      aww you're the sweetest *hugs and ice cream for you*

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  2. Ooooh I love how unique the new design is!

    Baking... ha, ha, um...I don't do it enough? I'm helping make my dad's b-day cake this year, but one of my goals is actually to bake more xD
    I really admire how you're not making school your life, even in your last year of high school. Sometimes, I think we all forget that there is more to being a teenager/young adult than grades. It's like a launching pad to our dreams <3
    (and you're going to sew a dress!?!? That's awesome)

    audrey caylin

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    1. aww thanks Audrey!! I really love how clean it feels.

      Oh cakes are legit one of the things I least like to bake - I made one today for my little bro! I think I really just prefer breads and such when baking. xP
      yesss! I totally agree that it is like a launching pad. It's really a cool perspective to have.
      (and yesss I am going to try! I'm really nervous lol)

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  3. Yeesh senior year. I will be going into my senior year this fall. So that's scary.
    My mom bakes pretty regularly so I help. ;)

    I love the new design!

    Good luck with your senior year and bucket list

    -Lia
    catholicgirlstuff.blogspot.com

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    1. I remember that feeling - it's like exciting but scary bc it's a huge change!
      ohh that's fun. I love baking with my mom.

      thanks, Lia!!

      hahaa I'll need it ;)

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  4. Oooh! I love the new look! These pictures are awesome!
    I love the stuffed animal! *wants to hug it*
    haha! I was just watching The Magic School Bus today!! ;P

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    1. EEP thanks Daminika!!
      and IKR I love my little stuffed wolf. His name is Wesley ;)
      no way!! which episode?? My little bro was like "Julia, is magic school bus your favorite show? You always put it on." which is true cuz I can't stand a lot of the new kids tv shows o.o *dies bc what's with the new veggietales in the house show*

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    2. Aww! Wesley's so cute! I have a stuffed donkey that my grandma gave to me on my first birthday. She'd gone now, and when I hug him it's like she's giving me a hug. I know, I'm weird. ;P
      idk! Wanda's frog jumped out the window. ;P
      I know! The new kids shows are so dumb!

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    3. awwwww girl. That's the sweetest. <333
      ohhh right! "Belllaaaaa" *dies cuz that's like the one episode I don't like*

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  5. Such gorgeous photos, Julia! And I LOVE the new design. <3

    A goal I've set for myself is to spend less time doing blogging-related stuff (HARD), and spend more time writing. And reading. And possibly all the other important things like practicing piano and homework but pfft who cares about that.

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    1. aww thanks! I really am happy with how the design and the photos turn out. I'm hoping to have more of a creative blogging style now.

      oh wow, those are all great goals for yourself! I tend to read a lot no matter what - like I can't help it! I read every night for almost an hour, even if I'm totally exhausted. o.O Maybe this is a bad thing? lol!

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  6. first things first i love your blog design eeeeep
    i love your senior checklist...low key might copy you x)

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    1. first things first *hugs you for like forever or something*
      and do it! I would love to see your bucket list xD

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  7. fKAJFSKNINKFJSK OK YEAH I REALLY LIKE THIS POST WOW LOVE IT OKAY

    SO FIRST OFF *gasps* Your pictures are kind of sort of like the most aesthetic and it makes my heart really happy to see them. IT'S SO PRETTY.

    AND OMW MS. FRIZZLE. MAGIC SCHOOL BUS. MY CHILDHOOD. wahhh. The other day i was randomly thinking about all those hours I spent (definitely not wasted lol nope) watching it, and I realized that it was pretty educational actually. Like I did learn a lot of facts, and it was the most entertaining thing ever when I was little. WOW. DUDE. SERIOUSLY. Those new episodes sound fantastic. (great now the theme song is running through my head.)

    and bro wait waHt. BAKE OFF. AHHH. BLISS. (I'm also in a little bit of a weird mood right now xD) That sounds so awesome! I'd love to do that sometime.

    AND GO GET THOSE GOALS, GIRL. You got it.

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    1. JKLGKFGKLSDLKFAJSK OK YEAH THANK YOU LIKE A LOT LIKE WOW

      gahhhhhhhhhhhhhh bro. please. don't make me cry like in public or whatever this is.

      AND UHM OF COURSE THEY WERE NOT WASTED HOURS, Magic school bus is VERY educational. A lot like Cyberchase. *grins cuz i hope you remember that show too*

      hehee yup and they tasted really good (and that's okay i love weird moods) You should!!

      ACK THANKS IM GONNA TRY

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  8. Ooh yes I do like the new design!!! *bounces* Great job with that!

    *wishes you a pile of luck with your goals* You can do this, Julia. :D

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    1. *bounces with you* I'm so glad!! Sarah is a wonderful gal

      *dies* thanks Jane - I'm really hoping I can!

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  9. OMW YOUR BLOG DESIGN IS SO CUTE! Like, wow, and your bucket list thingy! Thats the most brilliant thing ever! Ohhh and also... ugh why do you still have those weird knobs on your dresser???????? XD

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    1. OMW THANK YOU!!!!! haha ikr I've got a lot to do *dies* and EXCUSE ME THEY ARE NOT UGLY GOSH

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  10. Oh, I love baking! Brownies are my fave... Probably because they're my of my faves to eat. xD And sewing a dress?! I can barely sew a button onto anything. Good luck! =)

    Micaiah
    www.notebooksandnovels.com

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    1. Brownies are yummy for sure! Welllllllll I really can't sew - I just wanna try so my older sister is going to help lol!!

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  11. The new design's so pretty! *flails*

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  12. Love love LUV the new design! Extremely aesthetic :)

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  13. Hehe totally thought I was on the wrong blog for a minute there bc of the new design (but then, that's bc the doofus didn't read the title of the blogpst that she clicked on lollol)

    Your senior bucket list looks awesome! (lowkey restricting myself until I'm a legit senior bc otherwise I'm going to add like 1389043980 things to it XD)

    The pretzels looks great! I might have to try them someday :D (also lowkey accidentally clicked it and lost my comment oops XD)

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    1. omw really?!?!?!? LOL!!!!!! I really like it, do you???

      thanks! I'm excited for it. (probably a good idea there hahahaa)

      mmmmm do! They were fantastic. (OH GOSH THATS LIKE TERRIBLE BE MORE CAREFUL BRO)

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