photo dump

hey! it’s brooke. today i’m going to be sharing some photos that encompass these past couple of months that i’ve been gone.

* don’t steal these πŸ™ƒ

one of my favorite songs, lemon boy πŸ‹ by cave town, you should give it a listen πŸ™‚
my dog, midnight
some cute marigolds
another one of my favorite songs
an arrangement of flowers i got for my 15th birthday
the beach on a gloomy day
some peaches
a chicken
some really cute pumpkins
pumpkins
THE CUTEST BABY PIG EVER
golden hour for the pumpkins πŸ€ͺ🀩🀠
some spooky pumpkins
fireeeeee
some cool aperture tricks
my jack o’ lantern, i think it turned out pretty good
mangoes πŸ₯­πŸ€€
THE BEST VEGAN SOPAS EVER
they were loaded with refried beans, tomatoes, onions, avocado and some other stuff

i hope you liked these pictures!

if you couldn’t tell, these pictures are much

better quality than my previous ones. it’s because

i got a new camera, the canon rebel t6.

but i’ll talk more about that in a later post.

bye !

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I’M BACK ❀️

hi! it’s been a while. i’m sorry?

i’ll just skip this awkward intro. i wanted to let you guys know that i have launched a brand new blog!! it’s going to be centered al around my vegan + gluten free journey. i’d love it if you went over and gave a follow!

in addition to that exciting news, i also wanted to let you know that i’m going to be posting on here once a week again!

so yeah, here’s the link to my new blog-

MY NEW BLOG πŸ€ͺ

also happy late thanksgiving! πŸ¦ƒ this was my first thanksgiving as a vegan 😌.

bye!

how to get clear(er) skin

hi! what’s up? today i’m going to be sharing some tips on how i manage to keep my skin clear (for the most part). before we get into this post, please remember that i’m not a dermatologist or anything like that.without further ado, let’s get into the post!believe it or not, packing on less makeup does a wonder for your skin. like all living things, your skin needs some time to breathe and by layering powders over it, your skin will get irritated. this summer i’ve managed to not wear anything heavy over my skin because, 1. i’m too lazy to even try, and 2. my skin feels so much better. since the beginning of the summer, i’ve noticed a huge difference in my skin.okay, i’ll admit it. i’m not the cleanest eater all the time. i like the occasional candy bar or bag of chips, but for the majority of time i try my best to not eat a ton of junk food. when you fill your body with artificial colors, sugars, and oils, it’s bound to react negatively. so if you’re looking for a quick way to help your skin out, cut back on the bad food.i know that you can’t exactly control how much stress you’re out under, but you can minimize it. find a way to eliminate the problem or to cope with it. when you stress, your body freaks out and causes your acne to go haywire. now that it’s summer, you finally have some time away from tests and stressful exams (unless you’re in summer school).this is one that i struggle with SO much. it’s just a really bad habit. when i’m bored, i touch my face. when i stress, i touch my face. it may seem hard to break out of this habit but i promise that when you do, it’ll be worth it. your hands carry millions of germs and bacteria and smearing it all over your face is a recipe for disaster.i hope you guys enjoyed this post and that it helped you out! like i said, i’m not an expert but from experience, these have helped.have a great day!

5 things NOT to do this summer

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i couldn’t think of an cool intro so here ya go.

what’s up? it’s brooke :). today i have a really cool post in store. if you couldn’t tell by now, it’s time for an overload of summer posts. today i am going to be sharing 5 things toΒ not do this summer. i’ve never seen a post like this, so give me a big round of applause for being unique and posting twice this week. anywaysssss, i’ll stop rambling and move on to the post.

*before any of you get offended or whatever, please know that this is for comedic purposes only because, 1. my writing sucks and 2. no one ever takes me seriously

1. SKIPPING OUT ON OPPORTUNITIES

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don’t be this person/fish/bikini bottomer who turns red at the thought of doing something different (i had this gif here for a different rule but was too lazy to find another one)

okay before we even start let me just feel you that i have a TON of experience when it comes to missing out on big opportunities. i was given the chance to talk to a celebrity (megan fox) but i chickened out. i was sitting at a restaurant when i saw megan fox walk in and sit at the table across from mine. i immediately recognized her and freaked out. but i was too shy to say hi. the point is, when given the chance to do something unique or fun this summer, do it. whether it’s skydiving, taking a summer camp or even cutting your hair, go for it!

2. SETTING UNREALISTIC GOALS

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i have a feeling this whole post is going to have spongebob gifs

i sort of already touched upon this in my summer goals post, but this is an extension of that. i hateeeee seeing posts where people put things like, ” shed 50 pounds this summer!” or “learn german fluently in a month!”. while having goals for the summer is good, you also have to remember to have fun and not stress yourself out.

3. HAVING A “SUMMER FLING”

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meeeee. i have a crush on 3 people; me, myself, and i.

well, i have no relationship experience at all but based on examples in my life plus dozens of chick flicks and YA novels, i’ve seen that summer flings never do anyone good. sure, you may have fun for a while but in the end there are broken hearts all across the board. but i’m not saying that you should isolate yourself from guys (or girls) completely. for example, right now i have a crush on this guy but i know nothing will ever happen because school ends in a few days. have fun but to an extent.

4. DOING ABSOLUTELY NOTHING

this was me the whole school year… oops

yeah i may be a bit of a hypocrite on this one…

don’t get me wrong, laying in bed for hours and watching netflix might seem like the perfect plan for summer but trust me, you’ll regret it. this summer i’m going to be super busy. i’m going to yosemite in june, show choir camp in july, taking summer classes, and running this blog. as you can tell, i’ve got my hands full. but in those little slivers of time i’m going to be so bored. so take up some hobbies this summer! learn how to knit (okay maybe not unless you want to be a grandma), make origami, or even start a business. there are so many things to do!

5. DON’T REGRET

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this is actually me.

for this point, i’m speaking from a ton of personal experience. i have a super bad habit of letting things slip. and once i realize what i’ve said, i instantly have a wave of regret washing over me. i think about what i could have said or what i shouldn’t have said. it sucks. but i’m making it a point this summer to just let go. sure, i may have said that one stupid thing but it was a mistake. like my favorite quote says, “just keep swimming”. because that’s all you can do. you can’t reverse time (unless you can like doctor strange).

i realyyyyyy hope you guys liked this post! i’m finally starting to get back into my regular posting now that jail school is basically over.

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summer goals // tiny q & a

before moving on with this post, open up a new tab and play the song “driving to hawaii ” by summer salt. it sets the mood for this post.

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goals. we all have them. they can be finishing a netflix series (13 reasons why), eating healthier, or just cleaning up your life in general. but for the most part no one can keep them. last summer i had 5 goals.

  1. hit 500 followers by the end of the summer βœ”οΈ
  2. write a lot more βœ”οΈ
  3. get a life (sadly, that didn’t happen)
  4. get a laptop and camera βœ”οΈ
  5. be raw vegan for at least a week βœ”οΈ

as you can see, i achieved 4/5 of these goals. getting a life and friends wasn’t as easy as i thought. but i did hit 500 followers. and i went raw vegan for a week. and i did write a ton. i proved to myself that i could achieve these goals that seemed impossible on the first day of summer.

so today i’m going to reset the clock and set more goals for me to achieve.

  1. go paleo
  2. save up money for a dslr camera
  3. change up my style
  4. convince my mom to let me get my second ear piercing
  5. restart my youtube channel

now that i’ve set my goals, why don’t you set yours? if you couldn’t tell after all this time, i’m an extremely lazy person so if i can do it, you can too. just think of the benefits you’d reap if you kept up with these goals and achieved them ( wow i’m feeling inspirational today).

now on to the next part of the post. ⬇️

i’m going to answer a few questions from my last q & a that i couldn’t fit in. these questions also go along with the summer theme of this post.

  • what do you do during the summer?

well i live in california so there’s a lot to do. when i’m not binge watching youtube in my room, i like to go outside and take pictures. besides that i go camping with my family. going to the beach is also really fun but it’s always super busy.

  • what’s your favorite summer snack?

fruit popsicles.

  • do you have any summer essentials?

yes, water!

  • what theme parks do you go to during the summer? (this is a weird question πŸ˜‚)

six flags ( i loveeeeee roller coasters), disneyland (it’s super expensive) and knott’s berry farm.

well that just about wraps up this post!

“sea” you later! (omg i’m so embarrassing)

Things that I love seeing

You may be looking at the title and be staring at it like, “what?”. But don’t worry, I can explain.

Basically, we as humans are drawn in by what we see, hear and feel. Well, I being a (pretty) normal person, feel many things just by seeing one thing. ( did that make any sense at all??) Anyways, I’m basically going to be sharing a list of things that I love seeing.

Let’s go!

* also, I’m re-booting my YouTube channel, so stay tuned for more videos. My channel name is, “itsbrookejade” It would be AWESOME if you subscribed! πŸ’•

  • People genuinely complimenting each other
  • Silly dogs
  • Adorable kittens ( especially cat videos!!!)
  • Random acts of kindness
  • When people pay for random strangers things at stores
  • Strangers helping people up when they trip or pick up their groceries when they fall
  • Animals being cute in general ( in fact, here’s a cute picture of my dog, Midnight)
  • Seeing people recycle ( yes I’m weird)
  • β€’ Hearing people say please and thank you
  • Watching really sweet rom-cons
  • RAINBOWS 🌈Well that just about wraps up this post!

See ya later!

oops jk πŸ˜‚πŸ“Έ

Here’s this really pretty picture I took yesterday-