GUIDE TO FAUX CALLIGRAPHY // Tips & Tricks (Updated)

Hello, ya’ll! Happy Wednesday – how are you all? Ever since I started bullet journaling, I’ve been hooked onto faux calligraphy and the aesthetics. I did a post similar to this one a while ago, but I’ve found a few more tips to improvise it even more! You guys seemed to enjoy that post, so why not update it with another post? Today I’m sharing all of my tips and tricks for faux calligraphy so we can all get that “Tumblr/Insta” aesthetic without emptying our bank accounts 😂

Grab your pens, markers, and paper – let’s get lettering!!

note: this post is no affiliated in any way

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REVIEW: Three Dark Crowns // murderous sibling rivalry + a new ship (??) // announcement

Hello loves! *waves into the void known as the blogosphere* How are you all? June has been a pretty good reading month for me – with school starting to dwindle out and summer approaching, I have more time to actually be a bookworm for once 😂

I don’t know why, but book reviews are honestly one of my favourite types of posts to do. I’m always in dire need to add more books to my never ending TBR list, and connecting with fellow book lovers is always an amazing thing. Today, I’ll be talking about my thoughts on Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake. I have a feeling that this post is going to be really interesting…

I know that I missed my Saturday post – I’ll be talking about that near the end of the post.

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Several Writing Snippets // recent poems + short stories

Hello loves!

As you probably already know, I adore literature, or basically anything that has to do with words. Although, you may not know, but I also enjoy writing! I usually write short poems, but occasionally I have some short stories in mind, but I never really took the time to jot them down. So, I’m doing something I’ve never really done before here: may I present some of my writing snippets! I hope that you’ll enjoy them as much as I did writing them 🙂

Let’s dive right in, shall we? *hup*

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How to Survive Finals // balancing life, school, and everything in between

Hello friends! Happy Wednesday – how are you all? I don’t know about you, but right now I’m heading head first – unwillingly – into my finals. The school year is almost near the end, and I’m sure it’s the same for some of you too! Whether if you’ve done your finals, are already on summer break, or school is starting soon for you, I hope that these tips can help you in this finals season, or the next 🙂

Let’s dive right in, shall we? *hup*

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10 (Very) Random Facts You May Not Know About Me

Surprise, surprise, humans are very interesting creatures.

Out of the 8 (?) billion people in our world, not one of them is the same. We all have our own unique attributes, personalities, bodies, and everything else in between. Sadly though, sometimes it’s the most “unknown” facts about us that scares/embarrasses us the most.

Usually I’m a very secretive person, and because I feel nice for once, I’m going to do something that I haven’t done here in awhile. Today, I’m going to be sharing 10 facts you may not know about me!! This has been sitting in my drafts for awhile, so why not put some use to it? Let’s dive right in, shall we? *hup*

Smol note: #sorrynotsorry for my unannounced 1 week (ish) haitus ~ just finished and somehow survived my fashion show (I’ll talk about that in another post soon *wink wink*)

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Plan With Me: May 2018 Bujo Set-up // exploring constellations

Surprisingly, the phrase “April showers bring May flowers” is happening. For real.

The weather is gorgeous, the sakura is in full bloom… what can anyone ask for after a dreadful winter? Of course, the arrival of the new month also leads me back to my bullet journal – today, I’ll be showing you my May bullet journal set-up!! I love doing these types of posts – somehow out of nowhere it gives me more inspiration on what I should do for the following month.

Let’s dive right in, shall we? *hup*

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Farewell April // sakura season + bookish frustrations // hope in humanity

Upon reflection, April has been quite productive.

Sometimes I feel like I have done absolutely nothing at all and then to later realize that I actually completed quite a bit?? I know – me and my thoughts… So many things happened this past month in both blogging and life, so I’m quite excited to sum everything up and squeeze it into a blog post.

Honestly, these are one of my favourite posts to do – we’re a third into 2018 I mean wow. There’s a lot of things I want to reflect and see what I have accomplished so far this year. The past few months I’ve been complaining talking about how fast time is going, and yes, I still feel that way!! But it’s kind of refreshing to bring myself back to “reality” 🙂

if that makes any sense

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Unrealistic Beauty Standards // social media, peer pressure, and perception of beauty // #torontostrong

In a world of social media, it’s quite hard to not unconsciously chisel away another part of our self esteem.

Nowadays, almost everything people my age talk about, is undoubtedly, social media – and oh don’t forget the filters, hon. When we talk about “beautiful-ness” (aka another word I made up), we often link it to celebrities, actors, Instagram-ers, SnapChat-ers… basically all of those people who always seems to be in front of the pack.

I’m not saying they’re bad – we all lead our own lives, and we should all respect that. The purpose of this post though, is instead of criticizing, I’d like to discuss with how us, the modern generation, are often pressured by these things. Social media is taking the world by storm, but it may be doing more harm than good.

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Just by Being Brave

Did you know that…

being brave is realizing that it’s totally okay to be afraid

being brave is acknowledging your fears

being brave is reaching out for help 

being brave is doing that presentation even though you fear public speaking

being brave is learning how to say “no”

being brave is accepting your mistakes

being brave is trying 

being brave is not shutting yourself out from everyone else 

being brave is not bottling your emotions up

being brave is appreciating yourself 

being brave is accepting all emotions 

being brave is not letting your past dictate your future 

being brave is telling a loved one that you love them 

being brave is taking time off your daily schedule to practice self care

being brave is confronting your fears 

being brave is allowing yourself to cry instead of pretending everything’s okay  

being brave is giving a helping hand 

being brave is allowing yourself to enjoy life

being brave is being there to support someone 

being brave is trying to lessen your inner critic for yourself

being brave is taking a well needed break 

being brave is reminding yourself to breathe 

being brave is not giving up on yourself 

being brave is being you

and so much more…


Bravery comes in so many forms. The knight in shining armour, riding a dragon, and fighting this evil witch – we’d always think that the “fighting” part is what courage is. Yes, that’s true – it takes guts. But what do I really think? I think that the part when the knight decides to hop onto his dragon and taking off is the bravest part of all.

let's take flight, shall we

haven’t done these types of posts in awhile *brushes off dust* what is your definition of being brave? thoughts on my randomly weird perspective? do you agree/disagree with any of my blurbs above? tell me everything! comment away lovelies – remember to take care of yourselves ❀

forever yours, kimberly