May 2015Darling, We're Adventurers: May 2015

Sunday, May 31, 2015

May's Book Reviews

Hey guys!

Here's a list of the book reviews that I wrote this month with the links in case you want to check them out.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Leaving My Cats Behind For The Summer

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So as you all know, it's summer vacation! I'm off to the states for this summer. I'll be there for 2 months. This is the longest I'll be away for my cats and it's honestly quite nerve wrecking. There are no pet hotels in Sudan, all my friends are travelling so they can't watch my cats, and taking them with us to the US is out of the question.

Instead, my maid will be taking care of them. She'll come over every single day to feed them and clean the kitty litter as well as her normal work. She'll make sure everything is okay. We'll also have our guards look after them if need be.

The reason we refuse to take them to the United States with us is because they'll be stuck in quarantine for a whole month before I get to be with them. They'll probably be issues with housing - my grandparents aren't fond of pets and we're staying at their place. Also, we'll have to deal with giving them a check up, shots and everything. I mean yes they're all good with their vaccines but they'll still have to do a check up and whatever vaccine the US might require. It'll be really expensive and tedious. Not to mention, something could happen to them before we get to the US, on the way, in a layover, when we arrive, on our way back home, etc. There are endless possibilities, and it's just better to leave them here no matter how much I'll miss them. Also, costs of it all is ridiculous.


Happy Saturday #2

Hey guys!

So I'm back with another Happy Saturday! Yay! I hope I can keep this going because it's always nice acknowledging the things that make you happy. Anyways, let's get on with it.

10 Things That Made Me Happy This Week

1. Game of Thrones
I am officially caught up on Game of Thrones. WHO HERE SAW THE NEWEST EPISODE?!

What time's it? Summer time! It's our vacation!

Okay, okay. I know. Old joke. Oldie but goodie? Or not. I don't know. I loved High School Musical okay?! Anyways, we had our last day of school on Thursday which is kinda depressing but it was fun.

3. Poetry Competition?
Okay, sounds boring right? It was actually really fun because our houses got really competitive with who could cheer most. Well truth is, it was only two houses. Lions and Crocodiles - I'm a Croc. And no it isn't Gryffindor and Slytherin sadly. Nope, it's Hufflepuff and Slytherin. I know, that'd be amusing as. xD But seriously, I had so much fun cheering. I didn't think cheering was fun until then.

4. Ice Cream!
So, I went out for ice cream with two of my friends and it was honestly, kinda boring, but I was just happy to have ice cream. xD

5. Girls Night
I had two of my girlfriends over, as a last night sort of thing (it was supposed to be 3 but one got sick) seeing as one is moving. :( It was really fun though. We didn't sleep. That kinda sucked for one of them seeing as she had school the next morning. xD I went to bed when she left.

6. Tea <3
So if you read my May Favorites post, you'd know that I have grown completely obsessed continued my obsession with iced tea. I've also really been loving hot tea. I just really like tea and I've had a lot of tea this week.

7. Ozone
So Ozone is this restaurant here in Sudan and I went with my friend and it was actually fun. Well, being with her was fun.

8. Cedars
Another restaurant in Sudan that I went with my friend.

9. Facetime
So I facetimed my entire American family. I haven't seen them in like 2 years you guys! Isn't that insane?! I get to see them in person soon though. <3

10. The Violet Hour
It's a book tour I'm apart of. I finished reading the book this week. You'll hear all about it when I post my post for it.


Friday, May 29, 2015

May Favorites

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I saw this over at Becoming Adorable and thought I should do it too. I mean, I always see monthly beauty favorites and I always wanted to do them, but I don't get new make up every month and so I never did it. I don't know why it never occurred to me to do an overall favorites post. Whatevs, better late than never right?

Thursday, May 28, 2015

My 2015 Summer Bucket List

Hey guys!!!

Sooo it's finally summer! Woo! Well at least summer vacation. :P Anyways, you can check out my summer bucket list here or simply read the rest of this post. xD

  1. See my best friend (Kate)
  2. Get Paris Jackson's new haircut
  3. Drink only detox water for an entire week
  4. Get a Starbucks card
  5. Get a tan
  6. Pull an all-nighter
  7. Buy a new bikini
  8. Get a new piercing
  9. Make a big summer video
  10. Go to a fair/carnival
  11. Have a summer fling
  12. Get a Dunkin' Donuts card
  13. Get my eyebrows done
  14. Get a Brazilian wax
  15. Read 6 books
  16. Get laser hair removal
  17. Go horseback riding
  18. Take at least 100 pictures
  19. Go on a shopping spree with Kate
  20. Watch at least 3 movies in the cinema
If you guys have any suggestions please comment them. I need suggestions!


Wednesday, May 27, 2015

2015 Bucket List Update

Hey guys!

I know I never actually made a blog post about my 2015 bucket list, but you can access that here. I realize some of these goals are ridiculous, but whatever. A girl can dream right? :)

Anyways, here are the ones that have been completed so far!

#34: Do something that scares me
Well... I admitted to my crush that I like him finally. It was literally just the other day actually. xD It was all pointless though. :(

#47: Give blind-folded makeovers with someone
My friend and I had a sleepover one night, and we were so bored so we decided we might as well. :P It was hilarious.

#58: Eat a whole tub of ice cream
*a few
Hahaha. No seriously, I've had quite a few entire tubs. This is why #11 and #12 are never coming true. xP

#70: Apply for a scholarship
I applied for a scholarship for the precollege program at the Cleveland Institute of Art. I don't know if I've gotten it yet though. I'll find out in early June.

#72: Finish my IGCSEs
So as many of you know, I only did the second year of the IGCSEs so taking the exams were majorly stressful. I've finished taking all of my exams though thankfully! Now I just need to wait to receive my results. I know I didn't do well in physics though sadly. :/

If you guys have any suggestions for more bucket list ideas please feel free to leave them as a comment! I'll be posting about my summer bucket list soon.

Artist Spotlight: Veronica Galathil Falcioni

Hey guys!

So I thought I'd make a little post about this new artist that I discovered on DeviantArt. I absolutely adore her artwork.

About the Artist:
Name: Veronica Galathil Falcioni
Art Medium: Traditional Art
From: Italy

My Favorites:

What do you guys think?


Monday, May 25, 2015

Musical Monday #17

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Welcome to another Musical Monday which is a weekly link-up hosted by My So-Called Chaos.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Happy Saturday #1

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So, I saw this on Why Girls Are Weird. Krysten usually posts on Fridays, but seeing as it's now Saturday, I decided to make mine on Saturdays. xD

10 Things That Made Me Happy This Week

1. I finished my IGCSE exams!
Woo! I'm finally done with them! They were so stressful, it's insane. So I'm done with school until next school year. The rest of the school has another week of school though. :) I love laughing at my brother about it. Also, a lot of the other people taking IGCSE have more exams due to history and music - I don't take those.

2. I got accepted into the Cleveland Institute of Art 2015 Precollege program.
I honestly thought I wouldn't get accepted but late last night I received an email saying I was accepted. I honestly cannot believe it.

3. I was autoapproved by a publisher on Netgalley.
It's the first time that I've been autoapproved on Netgalley so I just thought this was insane.

4. I skyped my uncle.
I haven't spoken to any of my relatives from the US in nearly two years now so that really lifted my spirits.

5. I got ice cream.
That's pretty self explanatory. Ice cream is life. <3

6. My friend and I binge ate at a local diner.
It was fun. We went after school and just stuffed our faces in food and cake and iced tea.

7. I finished watching season 4 of Game of Thrones
Oh my lord I love Game of Thrones so much. Like omg I can't even.

8. The amount of iced tea I had 
I may be addicted to iced tea you guys.

9. My mom's birthday
It was on the 19th so happy belated birthday again mommy! :*

10. I watched Stuck In Love again
It's my favorite movie and every time I watch it, I just get so motivated to become a writer. I just really love that movie.


Taylor Swift 1989 Inspired Ask Me Anything Tag!

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So I found this post on My So-Called Chaos from earlier this month and I thought it'd be fun to do it as well. She found it from Printcess & Living a Goddess Life and Chasing My Extraordinary. I don't know why people act so embarrassed to be fans of certain people/things. So what if people don't like the same things as you sometimes? Be proud of what you like! So I'm gonna be a proud swiftie and do this tag.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Musical Monday #16

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It's Monday again, so here's my Musical Monday. For those of you who don't know, Musical Monday is a weekly link-up hosted by My So-Called Chaos.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Musical Monday #15

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I'm starting up my Musical Mondays again :) So here's this week's Musical Monday.

Friday, May 8, 2015

My 5 Essentials to Staying Focused and Productive

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So I'm really bad at staying focused, but when I need to, I can. Though, it's usually last minute - this explains why I stayed up till 3:30 doing art for an entire week (and waking up at 6am btw) for my art IGs. I took it as an accomplishment, being focused on my art from the moment I got home until 3:30 am, plus during classes (and no I don't mean just art class. I'm such an awful student xD). However, I'm usually super good at it in the beginning of the school year, I just loose my motivation ya know?

Anyways, here's my list of 5 essentials to staying focused and productive.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Monthly Goals: May

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I used to love these so I decided since I'm getting back into blogging, I might as well do them. This is a link-up hosted by My So-Called Chaos and A Peek at Karen's World.

Four Things Tag

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I realize I've been majorly absent, but I'm back now and I thought why not start off with a fun little tag?! I saw this over on Kenzie's blog and thought it'd be fun to do. Sooo here's mine. :)