Real Life Saturday (Episode 08)




Happy Saturday, guys!! Today is super exciting (like every day is, but y’know…) because by some form of CRAZYSAUCE MAGIC, 70 of you lovely watermelons are following my blog! That Google friend connect widget is looking darn pretty o’er there, it really is. You all deserve so much ice cream. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU. Now let’s get on with the week recap thing. #eloquence

  • A remix mashup thing, Radioactive Breakthrough. Booom. So yeah, I technically didn’t make it this week, but I released it this week. And yeah, the drums are kind of messy and there’s so much distortion but I kind of like it?? Yeah. Red out dem levels all like BOSSSSS.
  • A freaking music video (screenshots pictured above!!) EEEEEEEP okay so it’s not technically finished. There is still a boatload of editing to be done, but don’t worry y’all – I’ll make it happen. And then? We shall party. (And of course there will be waffles involved.) 


  • The theme song of my life. No seriously guys, it is. It is the THEME SONG OF MY LIFE.
  • That time I totally killed Radioactive in the shower. Yeah, did I ever mention that I totally congratulate myself and be all like, “OWNNNNNED” when I sing a song REALLY well? I do. Maybe it’s weird. I don’t really care. HA. And maybe – just maybe! – if you guys bribe me with snickerdoodles I’ll do a cover for it. (Yikes!) That is, once I learn how to use Pro Tools. (Haha…haha…ha. That’s another topic we ought not start.)
  • These vegetarian Swedish meatballs. I mean, WUT.
  • The glory that is this post about coffee making. Photography like this makes me want to cliMB INSIDE AND NEVER COME OUT. 


Feeling like every single day is a repeat of the day before it. LITERALLY WHY DOES THIS HAPPEN TO ME? I’m not going to school so I don’t have a viable excuse for feeling like my life is a broken record…but I just kind of…do?? I DON’T KNOW, GUYS. I feel like I kind of get “stuck in my ways” (#perfectionistprobs) and that just annoys me after a while. Of course, I have TONS of things to look forward to (like the next episode of Downton Abbey. HAHA JUST KIDDING I already read the spoilers so I know everything that happens.) But for some reason, I just don’t feel like I’m going anywhere URGH AND IT MAKES ME UPSET. So I need to do something about that. Advice, anyone? <weeping emoji>

  • That there were an extra 5 hours in every day. COME ON, PEOPLE. What happened to all my supporters and that hashtag, #WEWANT29HRS?? Hmm? No waffle for you.
  • That I could snap my fingers and be a pilot. Like I know that it’s going to be awesome and lots of fun to actually learn how to be a pilot but pssh, why not just fast-forward through that part? (NO, you cannot have my cosmic remote control. Only I can touch it.) Anyway I want to fly planes. I wish I could fly planes. Right now. 

  • THE LIEBSTER BLOG AWARD. Hahaha yep. I’m actually doing it. I was so preciously tagged for the awards by Abby and I just WANT TO DO IT THIS TIME OKAY? Okay. It should be interesting because I’ve never done a tag like this before and I also HATE INVENTING QUESTIONS so the ones I ask are probably going to be really weird and lame and basically just hope you don’t get tagged. But you probably will.
  • Finishing this music video for all of my little watermelons to munch on. BECAUSE I LOVE YOU GUYS. And I appreciate your support. Like, more than you know.
  • The final episode of PART ONE of my series, How to be a Better Blogger. Not the FINAL episode ever (heh don’t you love how confusing I am? You do.) but the final episode of part one. Mind there are actually FOUR PARTS (yayyyy!) and this series will probably extend into April. Because I’m a little banana slug.
  • Hopefully making this baked oatmeal. Because.
  • Getting back into working out. For real. I’ve been a master slacker these past few weeks because busy and feeling yucky, but I’m finally back to feeling good (woo!) and I’m also trying to take more time to live (yep) and breath (yep) because I forget to do these things (often.) 

What did you make this week? And – squeak! – what did you think of my remix? Do you congratulate yourself when you sing really well? Do you ever feeling like you’re living the same day over and over again? Literally waking up to “I’ve got you babe” not kidding. Planes? < legit question. What is next week going to be like? And most importantly: do you follow Abby’s blog? (Hint: YOU SHOULD.)

love,
abbiee

32 comments

  1. CONGRATS ON 70 FOLLOWERS!!!!!

    I CANNOT WAIT TO SEE YOUR MUSIC VIDEO AHHHHH! And yessss I totally want a Radioactive cover!!!

    GIRL I GET YOU. I'M LIKE NO HELP BECAUSE I FEEL THE EXACT SAME WAY BUT AHHH YOU'RE SO RIGHT. UGH. LMK IF YOU FIGURE IT OUT BC I CAN'T.

    #WEWANT29HRS because I seriously need more time. Plus I'd like a waffle, please and thank you.

    I can't wait to see your liebster!!!!

    YES ABBY'S BLOG IS WONDERFUL

    I love your posts <3

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    1. EEEEEEEE GRACE ANNE YOU DARLING. ♥ thank you!! And GAH I'm excited and I really want to do a Radioactive cover so we shall see... ;) I can't wait to see what you think of the music video! And *waffle* and eep and eep some more. xD Thank you for reading!!

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  2. succulents are life, man.

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    1. UM YUS THEY ARE. ^.^ eep.

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  3. HEY GUESS WHAT??? I LOVE REAL LIFE SATURDAYS SO MUCH
    Also just wanted to let you know that I think you're beautiful mkay?
    Congrats on 70 followers too!!!!!!!! Following your blog has made my life at least 17% better. I LOVED THE REMIX! And, you are not alone. I totally, unashamedly congratulate myself on singing a song well. AND, not alone in the whole living the same day over and over type thing. I feel like I can't give you many tips because I struggle with the same thing. But if I was preaching to myself I'd probably say to try to insert meaning into each day (psh I make it sound easy), possibly by journaling/doing devotions/praying at the beginning of each day to change your perspective and have your purpose set before you to remember why Christ has you here. Just an idea! I'm actually more talking to myself- I feel like that would be good for me. xD Immediately reviving the hashtag #wewant29hours because yes. I need it. I await my waffles, ice cream, and your reply. MUCH LOVE xx

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    1. HEY GUESS WHAT?? I LOVE YOU SO MUCH. xD girl you da bombbb. UGH AND I THINK YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL BACK SOOO... thanks Olivia. ^.^ Your comments always make me SO DARN HAPPY, YOU KNOW THAT? aw oh my gosh really? it gives me great joy to know that my humble little blog has made your life better. ♥ literally I will cherish that comment. SO MUCH.

      Thaaaat. Is actually really useful and beautiful advice. LIKE THANK YOU. I've been wanting to journal about spiritual things (like specifically Jesus and such) for a while, so that might be awesome to do. And you're so right -- adding MEANING to your day is so important!! Vital to life and just happiness I think. :)

      HOW ABOUT ICE CREAM ON WAFFLES BECAUSE THAT'S THE BEST THING EVER AND IF YOU'VE NEVER TRIED IT YOU NEED TO IMMEDIATELY. HERE. thanks so much for the thoughtful comment and just making my day basically. YOU AWESOME PERSON YOU. ♥

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  4. Yeah for 70 followers! *throws confetti and dark chocolate*

    Can't wait to see the music video, and cyber snickerdoodles headed your way for a cover *grin*

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    1. Thank you so much, Jana! *eats up the dark chocolate* eeee yay and SNICKERDOODLES. Just what I wanted, you dear thing. ;)

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  5. Dude, why did you send me over to look at that gorgeous coffee photography?! NOW I HAVE COFFEE PHOTOGRAPHY ENVY BECAUSE THAT IS GORGEOUS AND OMG WHY CAN'T I PHOTOGRAPHY LIKE THAT. *hyperventilates quietly in the corner* also your photos are, as always, disgustingly gorgeous. <3 omg. YOU CLEVER THING.

    And wooooot for 70 followers!! Although I'm of the quiet opinion that you probably 70 MILLION FOLLOWERS. YOUR BLOG IS JUST THAT GOOD.

    Also yay for taking time to live and breath....I need to do that. >_>

    I can't WAIT for this music video.

    And I must pause here and confess I'm A GREEDY FISH and I want 30 hours. I mean 29 is nice??? But 30 is a much more satisfactory number and we can use that extra 1 hour for midday naps in the warm sunshine *nods* There is really no downside to this plan. MAKE IT HAPPEN, ABBIE.

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    1. EEEE I HAVE SUCH PHOTOGRAPHY ENVY FOR LOCAL MILK TOO. IT'S NOT HEALTHY. (but not unhealthy? BOTH.) ugh. And eeee the fact that you can still say my photos are gorgeous after looking at that coffee post just makes my day. ♥ haha. YUS 70 MILLION IS IN NEED CHOP CHOP PEOPLE. Who says I can't smile and hug 70 million people? I can do it. I WILL. I WILL STRAP ON MY NIKES AND...Y'KNOW... xD

      UM YES OKI I'M WITH YOU. Hashtag alteration, folks! #WEWANT30HRS. boom. "...and we can use that extra 1 hour for midday naps in the warm sunshine. < Um SOLD. sold forever. I'LL WORK ON IT, MY FRIEND. ♥ haha. thank you for your incredible comments. ^.^

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  6. it's saturday yay. i love this post.

    congrats for 70 followers! {i'm over here like 20 followers, yessss}

    I NEED TO SEE THAT MUSIC VIDEO.

    also your really pretty. <3

    i would totally go for 29 hours.


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    1. HEY HEY SOMETHING EXCITING IS HAPPENING SOON AND YOU'RE GOING TO BE A PART OF IT. (sshhhh coming soon no names no pack drill. heh.) Thank you so much dear for everything in your sweet sweet comment. ♥ eeeep. :)

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  7. aww i love these posts so much. your saturdays are way more productive than mine anyways :) i'm still working on that one. anyway, CONGRATULATIONS ON 70!! *brings out healthy cake* haha, yeah. BUT THAT IS SO AWESOME DUDE. your blog is sooo awesome. it blows my mind. you're just such a happy little human and your blog is like this crazy good reflection of who you are.

    that made no sense, did it.

    also, those coffee pictures are soooo good. *cries* seriously, OHH. the photography and the coffee. muy bueno. sorry i have a spanish semester exam coming up. UGH. haha, i totally know the feeling of killing a song in the shower. i'm just like, "woaaahhhh i just nailed it. too bad the world will never hear it." >_<

    can't wait for your music video!

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    1. HEALTHY cake?? yayyy! this I can eat without feeling guilty and that means you are like ridiculously thoughtful and sweet. ;) "you're just such a happy little human and your blog is like this crazy good reflection of who you are." < UM SO THIS LITERALLY MADE MY NIGHT. ♥ UGH CAN I JUST HUG YOU?? You're so sweet omg. thank youu!! ^.^ that means like, so much to me. eep. (and yes it did make sense. xD)

      IKR THE COFFEE PHOTOS ARE JUST LIFE TO MY BONES CAN'T HANDLE. eeeee. And girl the world wants to hear it. I WANT TO HEAR ITTTTT AND I'M THE WORLD SUDDENLY (FOREVER! MUA!) WHICH MEANS THE WORLD WANTS TO HEAR IT. oki i'm shouting but it's okay bc my blog pfft. xD THANK YOU LOVE YOU ♥

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  8. I'M SO BAD AT COMMENTING ON POSTS LIKE THESE BECAUSE I'M SO LAZY

    but i really wanted to say

    wow i totally thought you hated "inventing" questions. like literal questions about inventing. and i was like, "wow, okay. people have their thing." but then i reread it and got it XD i'm really tired.

    but love dis and love you. <3

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    1. I'M SO BAD AT COMMENTING ON POSTS LIKE ALWAYS BECAUSE I'M LAZY SO IT'S OKAY AND WE'RE EVEN. xD *hugs you tight* FNFLDNLDKSA UM SO DUDE THAT HAD ME CrACkinG uP.. xD inventing questions. YUP THOSE TOO. Because I have no idea what an inventing question is so therefore it wOULD CAUSE ME MUCH GRIEF TO...ER...COME UP WITH ONE! muah. xD

      love u back.

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  9. HAVE I EVER TOLD YOU HOW MUCH I LOVE THESE POSTS???? I think I have but there you go again.

    -What I made this week: So I had this craving for Molasses Cookies. Or maybe they're not actually even molasses cookies. My mom used to make these DELICIOUS cookies that had molasses in them and basically tasted like molasses and they were thin and crispy on the edges but the middles were soft and chewy and aaaahhhhhh they were basically the best. So I was like, I'm hostessing a Bridal Shower, I can totally finally make these cookies! And so I googled Molasses Cookies, grabbed a recipe that looked good, and made them. First of all: They weren't thin, they were thick. I'm like okay these don't look anything like those other ones but maybe they will taste good. They smelled really good. Anyway, I let them cool, and then I tried one because it's important to always try things before you serve them to guests. They were Rock. Hard. Basically, now I have a bin full of molasses croutons I don't know what to do with. -_-

    -Your remix was fun. I've never actually heard any of those before....like, completely new territory for me to listen to, I guess. XD

    -I don't really know if I do that.... I think maybe internally I congratulate myself, but it's veeeeeery infrequently because most of the time I think I sing really bad.... :-P

    -YES SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE I'M LIVING THE SAME DAY OVER AND OVER.... buuuuuut, not lately, because lately it feels like it's been off the wall with all of the weird and different things that I've been doing and experiencing lately.

    -Planes, nah. Not a big fan. They mean I have to go through an airport, for one, which means tons of people who are trying to get somewhere in a hurry, security, which is terrifying, and just navigating through a big place with aforementioned people. Also, planes make my ears hurt and my head hurt and basically this was a really long answer for your legit question.

    -Next week looks like.... Bible Study is currently the only thing on the calendar, which is good for me. But I think I'll be meeting with some friends too. So that'll be fun. And prepping for school. So yeah. That stuff.

    -I FOLLOW ABBY'S BLOG! <3 <3 <3 And adore it by the way. If you couldn't tell from my hearts. HER ART IS SO AMAZING.

    Okay. Enjoy these ridiculously long comments late at night while they last. I have a feeling my comments will be far fewer while I'm at school (not because I won't WANT to comment, because I will, but you know...time....basically, here's my name for the 29 hour day petition).

    OKAY BAI NOW

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    1. EEEEEEEEE YOU LEAVE THE LONGEST COMMENTS AND IT MAKES ME SO HAPPY. ♥ just thought you should know, my dearest watermelon. OH NO, COOKING/BAKING FAILS ARE SO NASTY. but your mom's cookies sound like amazingohmygoshies. gaaaah need dem in my loyfe. EEEEEP I'm super glad you liked the remix, bro. :D they are super fun and I wish I was better at making them...xD OH WELL PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT, RIGHT?? eeep yes I think experiencing different things is key when it comes to shaking up the droll of everyday life. *nods* hahaAHHAA DUDE. that is so funny because me and my mom were talking about planes/flying earlier today and she was like, "I really dislike everything about flying -- the airports, the people, security, taking off and maneuvering and landing..." and I was like, "OMG I LOVE ALL OF IT." xD everyone thinks I'm a little crazy for liking it all so much but idk I JUST FIND IT REALLY EXCITING AND FUN. xD

      Eeeee have fun next week!! sounds like good times to come. ;) aaaand I'm like eternally grateful to you for introducing me to Abby's blog!! because yus, her art is amazing and she's just super cool. Oh I totally understand, girl. Don't sweat it! I've been super busy with projects too and thus have neglected my inbox like a stray dog. O_O BUT I'LL BE ON TOP OF THINGS ONE DAY. On top of everything that is...PERFECTIONIST GOALS. (not like GOALS goals but like literal goals.) yeah now I'm not making too much sense. heh.

      LOVE YAH. ♥

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  10. Nice photos. :) I think I need some baby plants for my room... Did you make that terrarium?

    I like how you put recipes on your to-do list... I should copy you, because I never follow recipes, and while it's fun to invent your own, new ideas and flavors are always good... Are you vegetarian?

    And I'm looking forward to that music video, of course. :) The suspense just keeps building!

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    1. EEE BABY PLANTS ARE LIFE. And no, my mom made the terrarium because she's like way more talented with aesthetic stuff. xD Yeah, recipes usually go on my to-do list because otherwise I'll just forget to make them. HAH. And yep, I am a vegetarian/mostly vegan (with the exception of eggs and sometimes fish.) And that blog (Minimalist Baker) is like the best place on earth for veg recipes just fyi in case you're interested. ;) SO MUCH YUMMY FOOD IT'S RIDICULOUS. eeee I'm so excited that you're excited for the video. THANK YOU FOR READING, DEAR. ♥

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  11. Ohmygoodness ohmygoodness ohmygoodness THIS IS SO AMAZING I JUST FOUND YOUR BLOG AND IN LOVE. Like, the design and the pictures and I just can't with all the fabulousness. *follows aggressively*

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    1. BFJKSNDSNCKNSLK YOU ARE THE MOST AMAZING EVER. ♥ gah. thank you for that. ^.^

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  12. WHY IS YOUR VOICE NOT SOMEWHERE IN THIS POST

    LIKE YOU HAVE PICTURES OF YOUR VOICE AND SCREENSHOTS OF MUSIC VIDEOS BUT NOTHING FOR ME TO HEAR??? :( I am sad.

    This week I made... friends. Not completely new friends, but better friends out of awesome people that I started to get to know before Christmas. :) This week I made music with those not-new friends and as a result made my soul feel light.

    #yays

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    1. AW I AM SORRY MY DEAR YOU WILL BE BLASTED WITH MY VOICE SOON. VERY SOON. I PROMISE. ♥ aw, that's fantastic!! so glad to hear that you've made some new friends. Awesome folk is just necessary in life. ;) AND YAY FOR MAKING MUSIC. eeep! that, of course, sounds like so much fun. Thank you for reading and commenting, Olivia!!

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  13. Succulents are my fave. ♥ ♥ ♥ Your pictures are beautiful. And I'm listening to that remix right now. Loving it!

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    1. EEE thank you so much, Rebekah Joan! :)

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  14. YOUUUU ARE THE BEAUTY

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    1. YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU ARE THE LIIIIGHT.
      (or is it life? omg can't remember)

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  15. Wow love this post. I mean really I FEEL THE SAME WAY THAT DAYS ARE THE REPEAT OF THE ONE BEFORE IT. WHYYYYYYYY. That's why I'm trying to do one thing a day that scares me. (yes I stole that idea from pinterest #hatersgonnahate) Love you and your blog!!
    xo
    Sophia
    theteentreprenuer.com

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    1. OOOOH no that's actually a really good idea. Scary things are memorable, so...yeah. xD That sounds super epic. And eeep I'm so glad you like this post! Thank you for reading and commenting, Sophia. ♥

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  16. Dude, I totally get what you're saying about feeling like life is stuck on repeat. I do morning chores at the barn 3 days a week, but when I go to the barn on my day off, I usually end up doing chores anyway because NOBODY DOES THEM LIKE I DO AND I CAN'T STAND IT. So. Yeah. I feed, I water, I throw some hay, I muck some stalls, I ride Amadeus, which is fun, but he's too out of shape to do a bunch of crazy, challenging stuff. I want to feel like I'm doing something worthy. I'M RESTLESS.

    I DO CONGRATULATE MYSELF, YES. How can you not? Who else is going to, unless someone is just stalking your shower time while you sing?

    GIRL THESE POSTS ARE MY FAVORITE.

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    1. "NOBODY DOES THEM LIKE I DO AND I CAN'T STAND IT." < THIS IS THE FREAKING STORY OF MY LIFE DID YOU KNOW THAT?!?! omg. I feel ya sooo much. I am restless too, girl. BUT WE'RE DOING AMAZING THINGS, YOU AND I. And I think we just need to maybe calm down?? idek i can't even take my own advice so don't even listen to me xD but yes. the struggle is definitely real. ;)

      THANK YOU MY DEAR. ♥

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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.