big sur 2019

hiiiii !! i’m just popping in to share some pics from my vacation to big sur, california . i went last week :). it was absolute bliss.

enjoy !

this trip was so amazing and much needed. i spent a week away from all electronics and internet and it felt great.

bye โค


my return to the blogosphere

hi!! i’m back, AGAIN. i’m so, so sorry for my absence. i’ve just been super busy. but i can absolutely promise that i am back for good. a lot of things have been changing in my life these past two months. it’s been an absolute whirlwind. anywho, i have a ton of fun stuff to share with you guys.


i am absolutely IN LOVE with so many netflix shows and movies. here are a few that i’ve been obsessed with.

  • stranger things
    • rim of the world
  • this movie was absolutely hilarious and it’s one of the best ones i’ve watched this summer. PLUS one of the main actors is ๐Ÿฅต๐Ÿฅต
  • the LOML ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

    • the society
  • and there are SO many twists and turns.
  • soo those were some of my favorite
  • shows this summer.


  • i’ve taken soo many photos this summer, it’s crazy. here are some of my favorites.


    here’s a link to my spotify playlist if you want to know what i’ve been listening to this summer.

    a trip to nowhere- brookeโ€™s summer playlist

    so that’s it. that’s my update haha. i’ll see you guys later (but definitely not two months from now

    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 ๐Ÿ™ƒ

    one of my favorite songs, lemon boy ๐Ÿ‹ by cave town, you should give it a listen ๐Ÿ™‚
    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
    golden hour for the pumpkins ๐Ÿคช๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿค 
    some spooky pumpkins
    some cool aperture tricks
    my jack oโ€™ lantern, i think it turned out pretty good
    mangoes ๐Ÿฅญ๐Ÿคค
    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 !

    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

    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 toย 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


    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!


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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.


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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.


    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!


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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.


    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.


    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 โœ”๏ธ
    2. write a lot more โœ”๏ธ
    3. get a life (sadly, that didn’t happen)
    4. get a laptop and camera โœ”๏ธ
    5. be raw vegan for at least a week โœ”๏ธ

    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. โฌ‡๏ธ

    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 ๐Ÿ˜‚)

    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)