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!


My Room (& Festive Things Around My House)

Twas the night before Christmas….and I’ve got a room tour!  Tomorrow is the big day, and I wanted to share I guess a little room tour!  I know that on YouTube people always go crazy for room tours, so I thought as a little present, it might be kind of special to show you around mine!  I’m not going to go too into detail, but I still think that it would be cool to show you!  I have been holding off on this post for a long time because my room still isn’t 100% how I want it to be.  There are a few things like a nail polish rack, a proper chair, and some things on the walls that I still want to do, so keep in mind it’s not perfect yet!  But I have no idea when I am going to get all of that stuff done, so I thought as a little ‘treat’ I’d give you guys a tour!  I also wanted to show you a few things around my house because they are festive, and I promised I’d show you.  Here we go!

So, I’m going to start out with my house…


All of my necklaces.  In the bowls are bracelets and rings.

All of my necklaces. In the bowls are bracelets and rings.

Look at my clay cat!  Haha I made him recently, and that's his new home.

Look at my clay cat! Haha I made him recently, and that’s his new home.



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So in love with the clothesline and then that specific picture! I took it in Europe!

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The first thing you see in my room.  The bedding is from Home Sense, by Cynthia Rowley

The first thing you see in my room. The bedding is from Home Sense, by Cynthia Rowley

My mini makeup collection....the rest is in my desk drawer.  This is one of the things that I really need to get an organizer for.

My mini makeup collection….the rest is in my desk drawer. This is one of the things that I really need to get an organizer for.

Our pretty tree in our living room upstairs

Our pretty tree in our living room upstairs

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Kinda dark...but here's my closet!  Nothing special anyways!

Kinda dark…but here’s my closet! Nothing special anyways!

A little collection of a bunch of packaging haha

A little collection of a bunch of packaging haha

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My little Christmas tree in my room (:

My little Christmas tree in my room (:

Here's my collage I made about a year ago...I love it so much!  I think I'm going to do a DIY post on it...are you interested?

Here’s my collage I made about a year ago…I love it so much! I think I’m going to do a DIY post on it…are you interested?


Sorry the order is kind of crazy, I hope that’s all right!  I had some difficulties….

haha, well Merry Christmas to all who celebrate, and Happy Holidays if not!  Thank you so much for reading!  Talk to you soon!


Have an awesome Christmas!

Countdown To Christmas: Holly Jolly Holiday TAG (1&2)

Hello, hello!  Merry Christmas!  So today I have a post going up, and tomorrow I’ve got a post coming up for you guys, as a little thanks to you and Christmas present I guess!  Right now, because it’s late, I’ve just got a tag (well, actually two tags in one!).  Here we go!


1. Favorite Christmas Movie? Well I’ve got quite a few, but I am just going to say all three Santa Clauss, and Home Alone 1 &2.
2. Are you on the Naughty list or the Nice list? I hope the nice list!
3. Show us an embarrassing Christmas Card photo! (WE KNOW YOU HAVE ONE OK) I have actually never taken a Christmas card picture!  Is that weird?!  In Christmas cards, my mom always just puts my school pictures/recent pictures of me in them.  This year I think we have a picture of us in Europe.
4. Have you ever had a White Christmas? Of course!  I don’t think we will this year though.  I think this will be my first green Christmas.  We are supposed to have a white boxing day though :(
5. Where do you usually spend your holiday? Well, we either have Christmas at one of my two Aunts’ houses, or here.  This year I am going to one of my Aunt’s houses!
6. Play or Sing your favorite Christmas Song! Well I can’t really play it…but I think my two favourites are All I Want For Christmas is You, and Wonderful Christmas Time.
7. Do you open any presents on Christmas Eve? I usually open one, but this year I don’t have too many presents (I went for quality over quantity), so I’ve decided I don’t want to open any.
8. Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer?  Yes!  Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen!  And Rudolph, I guess.
9. What holiday tradition are you looking forward to most this year?  Well, it’s the 23rd, so the Christmas season is almost over, but I really just like wrapping presents!
10. Is your Christmas tree real or fake? Fake
11. Hands down, what’s your all-time favorite holiday food and holiday sweet treat? Well it’s sort of a tradition that every year we get Turtles chocolates a few days before Christmas, so probably them!
12. Be Honest: do you like giving gifts or receiving gifts better? I of course love receiving them, but I LOVE shopping for other peoples’ gifts and giving them out!
13. Show us your tackiest Christmas attire (ex: Ugly Sweater) I honestly don’t have one.  This year I planned on making one, but never got around to doing it.  I’m sure I will next year!
14. What would be your dream place to visit for the holiday season? I can’t imagine being somewhere else than home!  I would love to go to New York the week before Christmas, but never on Christmas.
15. Does your family have a special holiday recipe you like to help make? Nope, unfortunately!
16. Are you a pro-present wrapper, or do you fail miserably? Haha, well this year I finally found out a little trick on how to wrap them, so I guess this year I’m pretty good at it!  I don’t go overboard though, it’s just to get all ripped off anyways!
17. Most memorable Holiday moment? All I can really think of is like Christmas mornings.  I don’t have a very good memory, so I don’t remember every Christmas moment, but I remember last year’s…I think!  Sorry this is kind of a boring answer, but I don’t really remember!  I do remember one year that my parents hid a Hilary Duff pink lamp behind the couch and then pointed it out after presents…haha does that count?  I don’t have any brothers or sisters, so it’s not too exciting.
18. Do you make New Years Resolutions? Do you stick to them? I never have because it’s not really big where I live, but I’m going to this year!  I am going to make like a Bucket List/Resolutions in one.  Would you like to see it when I’m done!?
19. What makes the Holidays special for you? Being with my family!  This year my Grandma isn’t coming for Christmas eve so it’s just my parents and I, but on Christmas afternoon I get to see all my family and it’s great!

OK, now onto the second edition:1. Do you start your Christmas shopping on Black Friday or wait until the last minute? We don’t have black friday in Canada (really), but I am not a late shopper usually.

2. If you could be in any Christmas movie what would it be? Haha, I’m not too sure!  Maybe I’d want to be Ashley Benson in Christmas Cupid because I loved her character, and I love her.
3. Which do you like better: Christmas Eve or Christmas Day? Both!  I can’t pick one!  Usually Christmas Eve though!
4. When does your family put up your Christmas tree and who decorates it? We put them up usually mid November or early December.
5. White lights or colored lights? I used to love coloured lights, but now to be honest I just prefer white!  They go with everything and they are classy looking.  But, I like the old fashioned coloured lights.  Now the modern ones are ugly!  They are dark blue, orange, red and green, and I like the pink, orange, medium blue, and green.  You’ll see what I’m talking about in tomorrow’s post!
6. Are you guilty of peeking at your presents or do you like the surprise?  I don’t think I’ve ever peeked!  I totally regret it if I ever have!
7. Would you rather live in a gingerbread house or in Santa’s Workshop? Santa’s workshop, hands down.
8. Tell us your Christmas Eve traditions! Well, to be honest, we just will watch like a Christmas movie, and I usually open a present.  Nothing special!
9. What tops your tree? Usually a star!
10. Can you name the 12 days of Christmas? I have seen so many different versions of how numbers 8-12 are, but I know there’s a partridge in a pear tree, two turtle doves, three french hens, four calling birds, five golden rings, six geese-a-laying, seven swans a swimming, eight maids a milking, nine ladies dancing, ten lourds a leaping, eleven pipers piping, and I totally forgot twelve.  Let me check!  Oh, lourds a leaping!
11. Have you ever gone Christmas caroling? Nope
12. Do you countdown to Christmas? If so, how many days are left? Yes!  Haha ONE DAY!
13. What are some foods and treats you can count on having every holiday season? CHOCOLATE!!
14. How has Christmas kept its magic for you as you’ve grown older? Well I’m not like old or anything, but I guess I just really try to do everything that you do in the holiday season, like wrapping presents, and just keeping my mind focused on Christmas.


So, that’s it!  Thanks for reading!  I am really tired now, so I’m going to go!  Tomorrow I will have a special little present post for you!  Talk to you soon!  Merry Christmas Eve Eve & Happy Holidays!


Countdown To Christmas: Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Hey guys!  So about a week ago, I made chocolate chip cookie bars, and today I am going to share the recipe.  I’m going against my little ‘OCD’ by putting this in my Christmas series, but I thought it kind of went with the whole theme of Christmas…you know…’santa’?  Haha, anyways, I’m still enjoying them now because they are ridiculously sweet and I haven’t burned through them yet.  This makes quite a few, so be prepared!  These would also be great for like Christmas Eve, or Christmas dessert.  Here we go!

You will need:

1 1/2 cups of melted butter

4 cups of flour

2 tsp of baking soda

3/4 tsp of salt

1 cup of granulated sugar

1 1/2 cups of brown sugar

2 eggs

1 tablespoon of vanilla extract

1 (large) bag of chocolate chips


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit, and butter a 11×17 baking sheet.

2. In a bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, and salt.

3. In a bowl with an electric mixer, cream butter and sugars on a medium setting for about 2 minutes.  Add eggs and vanilla.  Add flour mixture (step 2).

4. Mix (I’d recommend with just a spoon) in chocolate chips.

5. Spread dough into the baking sheet.

6. Bake rotating the pan halfway through.  Bake for 20-25 minutes.

7. Transfer to wire rack, and make sure it’s cool before transferring out of the pan.


There you go!  Only a few steps, and they are delicious.  They don’t look really “deadly”, but the ingredients in it are!  They are super sweet, even for me, and one small piece is all you need in one serving.

These also would be great to make as Christmas gifts!

Talk to you guys soon!  Enjoy!


6 Days & 3 Hours Until Christmas!


Recipe & Picture from Martha Stewart.

DIY Ombre Speckled Shirt

Hey guys!  So I found a DIY a long, long time ago, and I don’t think I’ve ever showed you guys!  I am planning on doing it sometime, because it looks so good!  I thought I would share it with you now, with Christmas coming up, so maybe you could make it for presents!  They use hot pink with a t-shirt, but you could of course try it out with different colours, and a long sleeve shirt.  Maybe even a sweater?


Here’s a link to the tutorial! 


Thanks to for the awesome tutorial!  I know I will be trying it out soon!  It seems super simple and easy, and you don’t have to spend a fortune on it.  Like I said, it seems like a great holiday gift idea, and I’m sure whoever you give it to will love it, because tee shirts are great gifts when you don’t know what to get somebody!

Talk to you soon!  Thanks for reading!  Let me know if you try this out…I’d love to hear what colour you used!



PS, I know this isn’t a Countdown To Christmas post, but there’s only 10 days and two hours!!

Countdown To Christmas: Simple & Easy Gift Ideas For Girls/Women

Hey guys!  So this post is apparently cursed.  First, the picture wouldn’t insert, and then when I finally wrote it with a link to the picture, when it was all ready, I hit publish, and it said “are you sure you want to do this?” and now it’s not here.  So in other words, I’m re-writing this.  And no, I didn’t move it to trash.  GRRRRRRR….I spent so much time!  Haha, well anyways, it’s going to be not as good as the original because I just spent the past half hour working on it, and now it’s gone.  That’s what you get for not saving it!  But at least now the picture I want is in it!  Haha.  So because Christmas is approaching, you may have some people that are a little hard to buy for, so I thought I would give you some ideas.  I am aware that these are sort of on the more beauty&fashion side, but I few bonus ideas at the bottom!

8 Days & 1  1/2 Hours Until Christmas!!

-candles (and candle holders)
-spa/bath sets
-iTunes gift cards
Talk to you guys soon!  I’m going to save this before I hit publish and see what happens.  Goodness.
Happy Holidays!