real life saturday (episode 05)

WELL BOOM, THERE WE HAVE IT – another two weeks. It flew out the window. And Christmas is suddenly like, 13 DAYS FROM NOW? How did that happen. I demand to see the queen! And MY NECK HURTS. (Okay I’m going to stop quoting Frozen even though it’s kind of cosmically aligning with my life right now.) I still don’t have some gifts for people, so the biting of fingernails ensues here. But my BEAUTIFUL AUDIO INTERFACE can’t come soon enough for me, so… (yep. I can hear you slow clapping.)

  • A MESS OF MY WEBSITE. Totally didn’t see that coming, did you? Nawwww. In short, I had NO IDEA what I was doing with code and stuff… (yep, anybody who uses the word “stuff” while talking about the inner organs of a website is obviously not code-inclined. Heh.) But don’t worry, it’s still going to happen. With the help of someone who actually knows what they’re doing.
  • Blondies for my library’s Christmas party. AND I WANTED TO EAT THEM ALL THE END.
  • Progress on a birthday gift. And yup I can’t talk about it because the receiver might just happen to see it. ;)

That I had one of those giant mansions (like Mr. Darcy in Pride & Prejudice or the Mansfields in Belle – either one would work, really, I’m not picky) so that I could play my baby grand piano all the time all day without disturbing anyone because the rest of the family would be in another wing and they wouldn’t even be able to hear me. Oh and I’d have a bunch of cute footmen to wait on me. Yep. 

  • Reading. Because I recently discovered that I’m actually NOT a slow reader. (WHO KNEW, RIGHT.) I’d probably classify myself as a moderate reader, but I just don’t have time to read. Thus schedules have been created which means after five o’clock (unless the universe is pulling on my body and BEGGING ME to do something more important) I am food for the books. Yep. For the books. Some people eat books. Books eat ME. Nom nom nom.
  • Learning French. I’ve been such a SLACKER with this language it’s not even funny. But I guess that’s the problem with self-motivation. If you don’t have it, then…you don’t have it. Ha.
  • Being more tentative. As in, not beating myself up if something doesn’t happen exactly as I’d planned. THINGS RARELY HAPPEN EXACTLY AS I’D PLANNED. I HAVE TO GET OVER IT. I have to just take a deep breath, say that I did my best and it just didn’t work out. That’s all we can do, right? Our best. 

  • NO SNOW. Literally I’m FREAKING OUT with how warm it is this December. It’s almost like winter read my survival guide and decided to pity me. Or she read this and is planning something HORRIBLE for January. (Yep, winter is my antagonist.) It’s okay. I’ll just be curled up in the corner over here, watching Downton Abbey with a giant cup of tea.
  • When Braiden Sunshine sang Amazing Grace. I think I melted.
  • Aforementioned blondies. I totally snuck some for myself. #sorrynotsorry

  • ACTUALLY LITERALLY FILMING THE MUSIC VIDEO. So things kind of always go wayyy too slow for my liking. THEREFORE – I’M FILMING IT MYSELF. And I am a confident human being and it’s going to be awesome. And there’s an end to it.
  • A lovely little playlist of Christmas music. EEEEK! Expect some QUALITY, folks. Only the best make it to my playlists. ;)
  • A sneak preview of something really awesome. OKAY, I’ll give a hint – the song that goes with the music video. THAT’S RIGHT, I’ll be announcing the release date on the 18th. SO KEEP YO EYES PEELED. And stick around for the preview. Because I’m going to be squealing pretty loud and you won’t wanna miss it. 

Are you freaked out by how fast Christmas is approaching? Does YOUR neck hurt? What did YOU make this week? What do YOU want to do more of? What do you sometimes wish for? Don’t worry, it can be totally unrealistic. What made YOU happy this week? And what’s next week looking like? ARE YOU AS EXCITED FOR THE SNEAK PREVIEW AS I AM???



  1. I love how you do these on Saturday's. Wasn't the voice SO good this past week? Jordan killed it <3 I personally think Madi or Zach should've moved on, not Jeffery, but that's just because his voice isn't my personal favorite. (I think Madi has more talent in the writing songs area as well)
    I need to be more tentative as well...

    1. EEEP YES OMG. Jordan was amazing. It still makes me so happy how many views his performances are getting on YouTube. gAH. he's so cool. And yess, I totally agree. I thought Madi had the most unique voice out of the three, but sigh. oh well. I hope she goes on to do cool stuff anyway. :) Thank you for reading, Lauren! ♥


    I am beyond excited for your song preview because I feel like I've been waiting MY WHOLE LIFE. Sososososo excited AHHHHHHHH *screams*

    also yes cries christmas is like tomorrow but it isn't but iT FEELS LIKE IT OKAY

    *snaps out of the scene*

    1. EEEEEEEE IT'S HARD AND HECTIC AND GREAT FUN. (my life xD) UFBKSNDAKJ I CAN'T WAIT TO POST THE SONG PREVIEW OMW. ♥ gah. thank you for reading, Cally dear! :D

    like that's so insanely exciting. like literally :)) EXCITING YEAHHH!!
    okay that made 0 sense. i'm not sure what mood i'm in right's like a really weird one.
    yeah, this winter is going so weird. today it got so warm (for december, i mean)...honestly, i really don't think i'm going to have a white christmas...sadly. but you're probably right...january and february are probably gonna be like...yeah. not fun.

    1. DUDE WEIRD MOODS ARE THE BESSSSST. ♥ and it makes me even more excited to see how excited everyone else is. eep! ^.^ OH MAN, YES -- WARM. LET ME EAT IT ALL UP NOM NOM. I'm just wallowing in it so much omg. Thank you for reading, Autumn!!

  4. I need the secret to motivation too actually. GaHHHHH HALP. XD I've been trying to do some drawing for Christmas gifts but...that requires motivation. -_- Pls ask Christmas to slow down HOW IS IT NEARLY HERE ALREADY?!?!? I'M NOT READY *flaps about the house trying to put up decorations*

    Also your photos are so beautiful. So beautiful. I love the ones with the bokah effects. Is that how you spell it? Is that even the word for it? Idek. I LIKE IT. XD

    I'm glad winter is taking pity on you. ;) But it's been unseasonably cold here in Australia for the last 2 days as well!! Like I was wearing a jacket this morning, when I should technically be melted in a puddle of nope. THE WORLD IS ENDING. *reads all the books while still can* XDDX

    Did I mention your photos are so so entirely marvellously lovely!??!?

    1. AW ACK CAIT YOU THE BEST. ♥ The motivation struggle is real. Dx I'll ask Christmas to slow down, but I'm not sure it'll listen..haha. I KNOW LIKE WE JUST PUT UP OUR TREE LAST NIGHT. And it's like...waaat why is Christmas so soon this year no fair. EEEP YES THANK YOUUU. Bokeh. I think. I ACTUALLY DON'T KNOW WHAT EVEN. but I know what you're talking about. heh. x) OH DUDE YOU MUST BE GETTING OUR COLD WEATHER MUAAHAHA. You can keep it. XD NO I'M KIDDING I WOULDN'T DO THAT TO YOU. accck, thank you so much Cait!! You make my day. ^.^

  5. this wuz fab
    and i feel like i definitely might be more excited than you about the sneak preview than you ;) (i actually just typed that and i'm not gonna go back and change it because that's my life) also christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! what!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 12 days!!!!!!!! and i'm ridiculously pumped about a christmas playlist. i love christmas music so much and i feel like your taste in it will be impeccable. this week i made christmas cards for friends, brownies, and sentences (as in I wrote some). and no, my neck does not actually hurt. i hope yours feels better ^-^ LOOKING FORWARD TO YOUR NEXT POSTS XXXXXXX

    1. "...and i'm not gonna go back and change it because that's my life." LITERALLY DUDE I CAN RELATE SO MUCH. xD truth truth. SNDKNAJKCNXJ GAH I HOPE IT IS IMPECCABLE I THINK SO. x) #modesty BROWNIES YUM. eeeep thank you so much for reading dear you are the bomb.

  6. Favorite of your types of blog posts evahhhh. Keep 'em up.

    Are you freaked out by how fast Christmas is approaching? No. Yes. No? Yes.
    Does YOUR neck hurt? YES THANKS FOR ASKING.
    What did YOU make this week? Tuna salad with Adelaide. We survived with few injuries. A gingerbread house. Sort of. XD It was more like a gingerbread mess.
    What do YOU want to do more of? BASKING IN THE ARIZONA SUN. Be jelly.
    What do you sometimes wish for? Spicy food. MOAR MOAR MOAR. Also everything being free. And the snapping trick to be real. Also all of my favorite characters to be real.
    What made YOU happy this week? Adelaide and Dally furevahhh. <3
    And what’s next week looking like? ARIZONA. :-D EEEHEEEHEE

    1. eeeeeeee. ^.^ "We survived with few injuries." < DUDE I LOVE YOU SO MUCH. xD And I wish I could've been a part of/at least observed the making of the tuna salad because that sounds like it was amazing. OOH A GINGERBREAD MESS? Sounds yummy though. Katie wanted to make a gingerbread house this year but I'm just like, "how is that even done.." ha. xD OMW YES I AM JELLY THANK YOU VERY MUCH. Enjoy the sunshine though, girl. ♥ you deserve it. ;) YES MAN I WISH THE SNAPPING TRICK WAS REAL TOO. gah. AND IF MY CHARACTERS WERE REAL THAT WOULD ALSO BE THE BEST THING EVER. But...then maybe not. Because I would be falling in love with multiple guys... xD aha oh my gosh. ANYWAAYYYY. HAVE FUN IN AZ AND DRINK UP DAT VITAMIN D. yo. ♥

  7. The post is so great! Have a nice day:)


    Even in Canada we have none! I am pouting like a four year old whose lollipop fell into the dirt. Christmas is only a few days away and I am still biking home from work in shorts and a spring jacket! THIS IS CANADA SOMETHING IS WRONG.

    My neck does hurt, but only a little. Thanks for reminding me. *pouts harder*

    Just kidding, I'm actually not feeling grinchy today. :p and although my comment is pitifully late, I love these posts!

    1. "I am pouting like a four year old whose lollipop fell into the dirt." AHAHHAA OH MY GOSH. Sorryyy! I hope you guys get some snow! My dad just told me that it's supposed to be 60 degrees on Christmas Eve. *dances around* AHAHHA I hope your neck feels better dude. Thank you for reading! ♥

  9. I can't believe that I've never stumbled upon your blog until now! Oh my, I just love you and your blog already!

    I feel you on loving books but not having time. That's a goal for me this holiday season as well. And the stress to get everything done according to plan has hindered a lot of things in my life. But baking! Frozen quotes! Christmas songs!

    The only thing I completely disagree with is our view on winter. See, I'm a Southern girl. It's been in the 70s all week. That's not cool. (See what I did there).

    I'm super duper glad to meet you and expect more of me in your blog's future,

    Princess Hannah from Grace In Everything


kind words are like raindrops on the desert. they make me bloom with happiness, as absolutely cliche and cheesy as that sounds. even if it's just a simple alt+3 i will heart you for it. so, go ahead! MAKE MY DAY. literally.