First Book Haul of the Year?!


Random Quote of the Day: “Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.” – Anne Frank 

Hello sunshines! 🔆 Can you believe that this is my FIRST Book Haul of 2017?! I’ve accumulated a few books here and there but I finally have enough to post an ACTUAL Haul! I am so excited to share what books I’ve received/purchased thus far, so let’s get started!


  • GOODBYE DAYS by Jeff Zetner
  • MIRROR ME by Tara St. Pierre

SENT VIA UPPERCASE (and then some)


  • DEFY THE STARS by Claudia Gray
  • SONG OF THE CURRENT by Sarah Tolcser

* of course I got other Uppercase Box books but these are the more recent ones

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Nature Box | Food For Your Tummy!


Random Quote of the Day: “Of course there is no formula for success except perhaps an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings.” – Arthur Rubinstein 

Hello sunshines! 🔆 I am back with an awesome FOOD subscription box unboxing + review! If you don’t remember, I’ve actually unboxed NATURE BOX before earlier when my blog was just a fetus. Since then I’ve ventured back into NATURE BOX for their free box — you just pay for $4.65 shipping! Anyways, let’s get into all the deets:

Image result for naturebox logoNATURE BOX is a subscription plan that delivers a world of carefully sourced and nutritionist-approved foods right to your door. Each snack contains wholesome ingredients – with no artificial sweeteners, flavors or colors.

I’m going to be honest — their site is a little hard to follow when it comes to subscribing or becoming a member, but from what I understand you only pay $5 a month? Also, you can purchase individual items without being subscribed which is pretty cool.

As I’ve mentioned I got this box just by paying for shipping ($4.95)! The only down side to this is that I didn’t get to choose which snacks I wanted in my box. Let’s see what was inside:

  • Salt & Vinegar Veggie Chips
  • Kung Pao Pretzels
  • Double Chocolate Brownie Cookies
  • Crunchy BBQ Twists

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3 Months Until 2018?! | August Wrap-Up


Random Quote of the Day: “Laughter is by definition healthy.” – Doris Lessing

Hello sunshines! 🔆 I know, I am a few days late for my August Wrap-Up, but better late than never!!


No books have been completed this month, but I have started I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS by Maya Angelou for school! Surprisingly, I am really enjoying this novel so there will definitely be an update on this! (:


Again, no actual art has been made this month, but I am taking Visual Arts SL for my IB course this year, so I might start posting pics of my sketches/practices…? (:


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As you can tell my Blogiversary post was very famous in August and I am super grateful for that! My Blogiversary GIVEAWAY has ENDED, so THANK YOU to everyone that entered — a winner will be chosen soon! 🎉💗

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Friday Finds [Aug. 25th]


Random Quote of the Day: “Never despair; but if you do, work on in despair.” – Edmund Burke 

Hello sunshines! 🔆

HAPPY FRIDAY!! It has been a long week and I am excited that it is now the weekend!

Friday Finds is a meme hosted by @adailyrhythm. It is a chance for you to showcase the books you’ve ‘found’ and added to your TBR list! They do not have to be books you purchased and they could’ve been found anywhere — bookstores, online, library, etc. I don’t know how many Finds I’ll actually be sharing today just because this week has been pretty crazy and hence, I haven’t had much time to venture through GR to discover new Finds. But anyways, here’s what I HAVE found since my last Friday Finds (:

32682118The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars, One of Us Is Lying is the story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive. Everyone is a suspect, and everyone has something to hide. Pay close attention and you might solve this. On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention. Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule. Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess. Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing. Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher. And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High’s notorious gossip app…

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In this gorgeous companion to the acclaimed Over and Under the Snow and Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt, Kate Messner and Christopher Silas Neal bring to life a secret underwater world. In this book, readers will discover the plants and animals that make up the rich, interconnected ecosystem of a mountain pond. Over the pond, the water is a mirror, reflecting the sky. But under the pond is a hidden world of minnows darting, beavers diving, tadpoles growing…

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Captivating Covers [#32]


Random Quote of the Day: “Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” – Sir Richard Steele

Hello sunshines! 🔆

I am back, back, back again with another Captivating Covers post!



Author: Benjamin Alire Saenz

Genre: Young Adult, Realistic Fiction

Published: February 21st, 2012

Okay, if you haven’t seen this cover or even heard of this novel yet then you are living under a rock. Not only is the cover drop dead gorgeous, but it’s also a DIVERSE READ so many people have talked about it all over the media. I, myself, haven’t read this beauty but it is on my TBR! I love the font of the title and just the overall artistic feel of the cover. This novel has elements of LGBTQIA+ and Coming of Age so if you interested in those topics, feel free to read the synopsis down below!

⬇️Want to read the synopsis? Check it out below!⬇️

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The Book Titles Tag!


Random Quote of the Day: “People always call it luck when you’ve acted more sensibly than they have.” – Anne Tyler

Hello sunshines! 🔆

The month is more than half way over so I did want to remind you all that I am currently hosting a GIVEAWAY for a $10 USD Amazon Gift Card! A second winner will be chosen if I gain 600 WP Followers AND 950 Twitter Followers! Make sure to check out my BLOGIVERSARY POST for more details and be sure to ENTER THE GIVEAWAY!!

For today’s post I will be attempting to complete THE BOOK TITLES Tag! I saw this post originally on @ Lost In A Story and it looked really fun! To complete this tag, you simply answer each question/statement with a title of a book! Let’s get started, shall we? ⬇️


Image result for falling into place amy zhangI really liked Lia’s response with THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER by Stephen Chbosky, but I didn’t want to put the same thing xD Instead, I think I’m going to go with FALLING INTO PLACE by Amy Zhang — I’d like to think that eventually things will figure themselves out and my life with fall into place!


THE REALM OF POSSIBILITY by David Levithan — an endless weekend with tons of options and possibilities to get away!

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School Has Officially Started | August BWWU


Random Quote of the Day: “Set all things in their own peculiar place, and know that order is the greatest grace.” – John Dryden 

Hello sunshines! 🔆

This month has passed by so fast and I am ready yet not ready for the rest of this year to proceed. Let’s see what I’ve done so far this month…

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  • MY ETSY SHOP HAS LAUNCHED!! If you haven’t seen my spam on Twitter or Instagram lately, A SKETCH OF JESS is now LIVE and ready for you! I’ve gotten several forms of support from family and friends already and it is JUST the beginning! Check out my shop HERE and possibly give it a LIKE? 🎉
  • I started a Bullet Journal!! Here are some small photos of it but if you’d like to see a flip through so far let me know in the comments!

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