Questionable Insomnia, 2014, and the Avalanche in My Backyard

Hiiii,

Happy 2014!  I thought I’d just write for this post…to be honest, I haven’t done that in a while!

So, as I type, it is approximately 9AM on a Monday morning.  School is out due to the Arctic like conditions outside, and I am awake.  Yes.  Awake on a Monday morning when I could be sleeping in.  And the funny thing is, I haven’t even slept yet.  I have tossed and turned, played music, and laid in silence, went on my computer…and now I’ve concluded that I have insomnia, and a blog post and video editing is the solution.  Delirious Olivia at her finest…

Anyways, here are a few pictures that I’ve taken over the past while of my backyard.  Loving this new camera!

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And a NOTD...because I know you guys like them!  This is Essie Bahama Mama--2 coats.

And a NOTD…because I know you guys like them! This is Essie Bahama Mama–2 coats.

Also, my video is up!  I talk about my new year’s resolutions, highlights from 2013, and favourites from last year.  I hope you enjoy.

 

Talk soon.

-Liv

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A Pre-Fall Stroll

Hiya!  I (once again) apologize for my absence, as school has been NUTS the past week.  However, you should know that I am getting it together with my brand new YouTube channel and will be opening it up by the end of the month!

Anyways, today was a beautiful, abnormally warm fall day, so my family and I decided to drive around town to check out the new change in landscape.  With my brand spankin’ new camera, the experience was rather….glorious, if I do say so myself.  The quality is impeccable and I cannot wait until Mother Nature decides to finally allow real fall to begin!  For now, the leaves are still mostly green and the weather has exceeded 20 degrees.

 

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Dress: H&M, Leggings: Garage, Oxfords: MJUS

Dress: H&M, Leggings: Garage, Oxfords: MJUS

 

I hope you all are having a lovely October & I will talk to you soon!

-Liv

 

 

 

Channelling My Inner Serena Van Der Woodsen

Hello!  I hope you are all having a lovely day, or night, whenever you may be reading this!  So I thought I would do something a little different today.  I am going to talk a little bit about what’s been going on in my life for the past few months.

 

So I’ve already told you about high school, and losing friends.  Because my friends and I drifted, it’s been hard to make new friends.  The last few months of 2012 were really difficult for me.  I was so sick and tired of everyone and how nobody would ever pay attention to me.  Unfortunately, it’s the way society works, at least for fourteen year olds.  If you are not interesting or funny, I promise, hardly anyone will like you.  It blows.  I have always been very shy and awkward around strangers, and people that I’ve first met.  Because of this, nobody ever really wanted to befriend me because it seemed like there was nothing special about me.  The one friend that I kept during high school was the only one that actually saw me open up.  It was REALLY hard losing all of those friends, and I expected high school to be better with new people.  I thought I was going to have at least two or three really good friends, but that’s not the way high school works.  If you want someone’s attention, you have to get it.  You socially cannot live high school without being outgoing.  Along with being shy, I am very awkward and quirky.  Whenever I was talking to someone, all I could think about was how uncomfortable I was, and how awkward I was talking, until I would just give up, and only talk to that person if they talked to me.

The new semester has been a real change.  I have learned to be more comfortable around people, and be really friendly.  You have to get completely out of your comfort zone, which I was not willing to do before.  Ask people questions.  Talk to them first. This is going to sound way too cheesy, and I apologize in advance, but I think watching Gossip Girl did this to me.  Serena Van Der Woodsen has inspired me to be more comfortable and less awkward.  She was always a very charming, approachable character, and I wanted to be her so badly.  I am completely aware she is just a character in a drama TV show, and she’s fake and perfect, but her qualities were real.  She always smiles when she talks to someone, and acts like she’s known them for years.

Before I go, I just wanted to say that I am sorry for being gone for this long again….ugh.  But, I am working on an exciting DIY tomorrow, and that will be posted sometime over the weekend.  Thank you guys so much for reading!  Have a good Easter weekend!

Talk soon.

-L

Pictures from here, here, and here.

My “Little Things” Jar

Hello to all, and happy Saturday!  So about a month and a half ago I made a ‘little things 2013’ jar.  I saw a picture of the idea ages ago, and I love little things like this.  Writing in a journal, blogging, quote jars, memory jars, memory boxes, stuff like that.  I just adore the feeling you get when you look at something from years ago that you completely forgot about.  The idea of this is to write little things that happen throughout your day onto a slip of paper (with the date), and put them into this jar.  Once the year is over, you’re aloud to look at them again.  ‘Little things’ don’t include the big events in your life, like getting a new car, or prom, they are just the little things that made your day.  If nothing really special happened that day or that week, you don’t have to write anything.  A couple examples of mine are ‘movie marathon weekend; watched LOL, The Last Song, Friends With Benefits, Monte Carlo’, or ‘exploring the library with my english class, joking & telling stories about the books’, or ‘making it through every light without stopping on way home from school’ (yes that was a big deal because you have no idea how long it takes me to get home.  I’m so cool.).  I love the idea of this because chances are, you will forget all of the small positive things by the end of the year, so they sort of just make you smile while thinking back to your memories.

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I hope you all have an amazing weekend!  Leave a comment below telling me if you have one of these, or if you’re going to try it!  I’d love to hear some of your thoughts!

Talk soon.

-Liv

Liv’s Life: Current Favourites, What I’m Up To, And My Thoughts

I am so, so, so, so, sorry it’s been this long!  So ridiculous!  But, I’ve started a new semester, and it’s been so full force all February.  In all of my classes I’ve had multiple tests/quizes/assignments, and I have been reading To Kill A Mockingbird for class, which I have just finally finished.  I know, I know, no excuses….but sometimes school life just tends to take over!  On top of all of this I have headaches a few times a week, so that kills everything, and I have other things I have to do as a part of a daily routine.

Another thing to apologize for…a lack of ‘me’ posts.  I’m not sure how much you guys like my update posts (just about me), but I think it’s important to do them once in a while, and it is where my blog started.  I have been writing in a journal almost everyday since October, and I have just been expressing lots of deeper thoughts into it, and then posting more DIY & Fashion posts on here.  I don’t always feel like writing about me on my blog and then repeating everything but in a more personal manner in my ‘diary’.  But that’s not the point of this post….

I just wanted to share some things that I’ve been doing, and some favourites!

So I have probably mentioned a few times in my posts that I have not been very good emotionally & mentally the past few months.  High school has hit me hard.  It’s not just the school work, (I can deal with that), it’s the people.  Going into high school, I lost the majority of my friends purely because we didn’t have any classes together.  We drifted.  And since just recently I always was waiting for people to talk to me.  Well, apparently that’s not how life works, and if you want something you have to get it.  At least for fourteen year olds.  So, I’ve branched out.  Olivia’s OUTGOING!?  What!?  Not exactly ‘outgoing’, but not so quiet.  I have never been outgoing because I never want to disrupt the teacher during class, but it’s just the little things….partaking into a conversation with people you don’t know can really pay off.  YOU broke the ice, and they will remember YOU for it.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m still a very awkward person, and I’m trying to deal with that.  It’s just now that I’ve really realized that I have to change myself a little (in a good way) to get some people to like me (the real me).  So, yeah, that’s what I’ve been dealing with daily.

Apart from ‘the deep end’, I’ve been still watching lots of british youtubers and stuff like that. They are hilarious, and I, admittingly, am a ‘Zalfie’ lover.  Zoe and Alfie are my favourites, and I feel like they are in the early stages of when I watched Luke & Ingrid’s daily vlogs.  Hehe.  I also have been tumbling a bit, which you can see here!  I love tumblr!  It’s really inspirational and I have gotten many ideas from there.  I also just love to go an look on my page sometimes and see what I’ve reblogged.  It’s sort of like my life in pictures, but not my pictures….if that makes sense…

Another thing that has been taking up a bit of my life is my room!  I changed my room up a month ago, and since then have not stopped doing things to it and searching for future projects to do.  I am going to do my macaron painting, which I have already started drawing, get a bulletin board, move some things around, get two new pieces of furniture, and a quote board!  I will absolutely be doing an updated room tour because A LOT has changed surprisingly for only about two months since my last one.

I have been listening to soooooo much music lately, you would not believe it!  I guess I just haven’t updated you with my favourite songs for a while now, so I am going to start with my music favourites of the moment.  Long Live by Taylor Swift has definitely made it’s way on the list.   It makes me a little more positive about going to high school everyday.  I read that it is a song about her band full of average people becoming ‘the populars’ once they’re on stage, but I think it’s more of a graduation song to be honest!  I hope I still like it 3.5 years from now in my senior year!  Haha, I didn’t buy it for like a week because I was convincing myself that I had to wait until I was graduating, but that is just ridiculous.  Yep.

I’ve started reading “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”, and was searching up advertisements for the movie, and noticed there was a song I really liked, so I bought it.  Haha, not really how to explain how I purchase my music sounding exciting.  I went to iTunes, searched the title, and bought it.  So exciting!  It’s “It’s Time” by Imagine Dragons.  It’s just one of those songs that you’ve probably heard before, just never thought twice about it.

The last song I have to talk about it ‘Sympathy’ by The Goo Goo Dolls.  When I was little, I was a MASSIVE Hilary Duff fan, and of course I have watched A Cinderella Story probably thirty times in my lifetime, and I always thought the soundtrack was AMAZING!  Good job, song-pickers!  This song is one I have always admired in the movie, never forgot about it, just never thought to buy it.  But I did and I like it!  I also have been thinking about getting “I’ll Be” and “Hear You Me” both from that movie, but I’m not too sure.

So, I just wanted to say thank you for reading and sticking with me…with March Break (and summer!) on it’s way, I will be posting more frequently I’m sure.  Plus, with the spring & summer weather comes spring & summer themed posts!  Thank you, thank you, thank you!  Talk soon!

Pictures from here, here, here, and here!

Liv’s Life: Christmas Funzies 2012

Happy New Year everyone!  Here are some pictures that I (or my Mom) have taken over the holidays!  I also included some things that I got because I always love when people show what they got for xmas in videos and in posts.  I had a nice little break, and I hope you did too!

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Silly kitty!

Silly kitty!

Before the disaster

Before the disaster

Christmas morning!

Christmas morning!

Such a good boy...

Such a good boy…

Don't you love my pajamas!?  ;)

Don’t you love my pajamas!? ;)

The feast!

The feast!

Coat from Old Navy (MINT!!!) and Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC in MINTTTT!!  Olivia is very content.

Coat from Old Navy (MINT!!!) and Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC in MINTTTT!! Olivia is very content.

Tour d'Eiffel

Tour d’Eiffel

Finally!

Finally!

Essie Midnight Cami, Blanc, Trophy Wife

Essie Midnight Cami, Blanc, Trophy Wife

Revlon Kissable Balm Stains in Rendezvous (L), Crush (R)

Revlon Kissable Balm Stains in Rendezvous (L), Crush (R)

Covergirl lipsticks in Hot Passion (L), Fairytale (R)

Covergirl lipsticks in Hot Passion (L), Fairytale (R)

Revlon Crush, Rendezvous, Covergirl Hot Passion, Fairytale

Revlon Crush, Rendezvous, Covergirl Hot Passion, Fairytale

My new scarf!

My new scarf!

UGG Sparkle boots...yep...haha I love them!

UGG Sparkle boots…yep…haha I love them!

Danier bag...look familiar!?  Mulberry Alexa....?

Danier bag…look familiar!? Mulberry Alexa….?

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That’s it!  Thanks for reading!  I had a lot of fun this Christmas.

 

Happy New Year!  I hope you’re enjoying it so far!