Scrabble Date❤️

My friend Beka and I are hooked on Scrabble and so I invited her to play with me all afternoon.


We work together and help each other out sometimes and I believe we get better and better every game.


I had so much fun and we’re gonna meet up again soon to play more! 

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Wednesday Night Fun🌙

Last night one of my good friends Beka came over to have a teenager sleepover! 😅

She came over and we played a bunch of board games that I own, including Rummikub!

Beka didn’t know how to play Rummikub so I taught her and she picked up the game really quickly. Soon enough she was making runs and sets like nobody’s business! ❤️

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After we played a few games I thought it’d be really fun to build a fort with her giant blanket she brought over and a few chairs from my dinning room!

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We then ran downstairs to grab some chairs and draped the big blanket on top of them.

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The fort was big enough for us big kids to climb inside! 😄

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My friend brought her light-up fidget spinner and it brightened up the entire inside of the fort. 🔦

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Beka and I played a few rounds of dominoes inside our fort using my sister’s mini set! 😅

We went to bed shortly after midnight and we woke up at around 8:20.

My mom bought us some cinnamon rolls to throw in the oven and we ate those for breakfast… I just forgot to take a picture of them when they were done. We ate them so fast I didn’t have the chance! 😝

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Baka and I played many games of Scrabble together and we both scored over two hundred almost every game!

One of the games Beka won 236-234! My score was soooooo close! ❤️IMG_1594

Building the fort made us feel way younger and playing Scrabble may have expanded our minds… ya never know! 😂

I had a really good time and we had so many laughs…. ❤️

Thanks for coming over Beka!

Spending Sunday With My Friend ❤️😊

Today my best friend spent the whole day with me. We met up at the mall and then I drove her to my house.

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We stopped at the grocery store on the way home and grabbed some snacks. We bought a jug of sweet tea and some cheese puffs and well as some clementines to feel like we’re staying healthy. 😅 We were both so excited to see each other again and we had a great time!

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We played Mancala for a really long time while talking, eating, laughing, and catching up with each other! 😇IMG_1310

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We baked some chocolate chip cookies and enjoyed eating those with milk! ❤️🍪

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I saw a pineapple on the kitchen counter and then just randomly asked Sofia, “Would you like to take some pictures with fruit?!” She said yes and so I set up my Canon and we took a ton of funny photos! 😄

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This one was awesome. I’m eating flaming hot Cheetos and she is karate kicking the air to try and protect her cookie. 😄  IMG_1384IMG_1398

Slumpy shoulders… 😂

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I thought this one was cute because I bent down to her height and then we both just started laughing. ❤️

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In this one we were trying to figure out what pose we would try next.

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This one is so cute! ☕️

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There were many goofy moments to be sure! 😝

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This picture was basically a balance-a-fruit-on-top-of-your-head- contest! 😃

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There were so many funny moments and adorable times and today will never be forgotten! Thanks for spending the day with me Sofia! ❤️

Weekend Adventures 🌳🎅

Here in Tampa there’s a salvage place that has a lot of cool stuff. When I say “cool”, I basically mean old and dusty. 😅 The place is called Schiller’s and my family and I went there in hopes of finding some pretty wood for a bench that we want to build. When we arrived, the first thing I saw was this HUGE Santa statue standing right in front of the building. Even though it’s nowhere near Christmas, I just had to take a picture with him!☺️

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There’s a big yard in front of the building with wood, statues, and old pieces of who knows what. Then you go up few stairs and there’s a ton of stuff inside the building. From old tools to creepy signs, this place has it all.

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There’s definitely a lot of weird stuff in that store but I just kept walking and tried to ignore it. 😂 We didn’t end up finding anything we wanted at Schiller’s so we went right down the road to another place called Barn Works which is a reclaimed wood warehouse.

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This place was really interesting. If you need wood, they got wood. There were a ton of planks and slabs of wood that really caught my eye and it was pleasing to look at.

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Barn Works, like Schiller’s, had a front yard with lots of stuff in it.

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My parents found two really pretty pieces of wood that were perfect for our bench that my Dad is gonna build. FullSizeRender-8

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The lady that showed us around was named Susan. She was really nice and she helped us find the wood that we were looking for. She even had her dog with her at work and my sister and I were able to pet her.

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The dog’s name was Lily and she was a sweetheart. ❤️

I had a great day with my family shopping for wood at these salvage stores. 😅❤️

Thanks for reading this blog post!

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My New Teddy Bear 🐻

I know what you’re thinking. This is just another teenage girl who got a three foot tall teddy bear. Well, you’re wrong. This is just another teenage girl who got an EIGHT FOOT tall teddy bear! 🐻

Yesterday one of my friends Ray came over to my house and he brought me a late birthday gift. I had been wanting one of these since before Christmas but I never dreamed I’d actually get one! It took my friend and I about seven minutes to get through all the tape and plastic wrapping be able to see it.

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The teddy bear was folded up and squeezed into a vacuum bag to be able to be shipped and I cannot believe it fit in the box that it did!

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The teddy was too heavy for me to lift by myself, so my friend just lifted him up and he was so dang big. Seriously! The bear was so much taller than when he was sitting down and it would be scary if he wasn’t so soft and cuddly. ☺️

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Later we went down to a beach restaurant and had a few drinks and some food outside on their patio. We played some cards and then had to go inside the restaurant around sundown because the bugs were eating us up. 😂

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When I got home I had a little bit of a hard time getting my bear up into my room and I probably should’ve asked for help but I eventually made it! 😂 He is a lot heavier than he looks! 😄

He is so big I could probably just chunk my mattress and just sleep on him instead. 😅 I haven’t thought of a name for him yet so if you have any suggestions lemmie know! ❤️

I love my teddy bear so much! ❤️

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My New Fidget Spinner 😍

Hey y’all! So my parents gave me a fidget spinner today and I wanted to tell everyone about it because it’s really cool! 😂

If you don’t know what a fidget spinner is, or haven’t seen one, then you obviously haven’t been out and about lately. 😄

It’s the newest fad and it’s particularly popular with children and even teenagers like myself. 😇

This toy was originally made for people who fidget. Like for people who bounce their knees up and down and click their pen top a lot. It was made so that, instead of bouncing around in your chair while you’re at work or in school, you actually have something to do with your hands that isn’t embarrassing. 😇

Honestly, it has become much more than that now and even though kids (like me) don’t have a fidgeting problem, they buy one just to play with!

Anyways, It’s a cool toy that spins around and around endlessly and it’s super fun and addicting. The spinner I got is red with black bearings!

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We took a trip today to the mall and then Starbucks. I took a whole bunch of photos and so I just decided to post them here! 😂

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I took a few photos at the house before we left. ♡ I posted this one on my Instagram. Click HERE to see it!

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I took a picture in this mirror at the Foot Locker store at the mall… that’s why you can see a giant wall of beautiful shoes behind me. ☺️

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We drove to Starbucks after that and my parents bought me a Mocha Frappuccino. ♥︎

Oh, and this picture has no filter! ♡

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Whenever I get a drink at Starbucks, I always use the Snapchat dog filter on the little mermaid lady… I think it’s cute. 😍

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I had a great day chilling with my new fidget spinner and my family! I really love my family!❤️

Also, if you’d like to see my most recent YouTube video on how to make your own fidget spinner out of some bearings and zip ties, click HERE!

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Fries Before Guys 😚🍟

Hey everybody! Today is a very special day and I wanted to notify all of you. Five years ago today, I started this blog. Yes, I know what you’re thinking. FIVE YEARS IS A LONG TIME!… And I agree with you completely. Although there have been times where I’ve gone few days –OKAY!… MONTHS– without posting, this blog has been a continuous part of my life and I’m so grateful for that! So today, I’m announcing that my blog is no longer “Four Years In the Making”, but is now “Five years In the Making”! ❤️

Alright, so I just went to McDonalds a few minutes ago and I wanted to post some pictures of me and the fries that I ate!

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I really wanted some fries from McDonalds and so I asked my parents if we could go and grab some.

They, being the most awesome and spontaneous parents, decided that spending fifteen bucks on four large fries wasn’t such a bad idea after all! 😇IMG_4968IMG_4989

My mom bought me a a little tote bag this past year for Christmas that says, “Fries Before Guys”. I just thought, it’s only fitting for my blog post! ❤️IMG_4981

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I really wish that I could say that I went out to grab fries to celebrate this anniversary… but I can’t because that’d be a lie. 😂 I got the fries first, took the pictures, uploaded them to my computer, and not until then did I realize that today is my fifth year anniversary because I checked my notifications tab. 😇

Alright, so… if I hadn’t just decided tonight that I wanted fries from McDonalds, I never would have thought about posting or checking my notifications tab and I never would’ve remembered that today’s my big day! 😇

So I guess that all that happened tonight was for a reason and I’ll put this date in my calendar so I won’t forget next year! ☺️

Anyways, that’s all for tonight! Thank you for reading!

#fiveyearsinthemaking ❤️

Ricotta Cheese 🧀

Today I fed R2-D2 some ricotta cheese and strawberries. He always enjoys having fruits, vegetables, and cheese. I always give him variety but today he was very partial to the ricotta. I know he’ll eat the strawberries later when all the cheese is gone. 🙂

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My Braided Hair 💁

Just this past week I had my hair braided by my friend’s mom. All my hair was braided up and then into two little buns. I kept the braids in for three whole days and enjoyed not having to check to make sure if my hair looked okay. :p

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I took a few photos of my outfit and hair at the pool when I went last week and the sunlight was perfect for it. When I did finally take my hair out, it was really curly and poofy and too ugly to go anywhere in! 😂

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Last Tuesday’s Photos ✰

Good morning everyone! I wanted to share some photos I took just this past Tuesday.

I really enjoy riding my longboard and I ride it almost everyday. These photos were taken right before the sun went down and they are all without filters because that’s the way I like it.

I posted one of these photos on my Instagram. Click the username below to see it:

@blondetexan

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I am trying to get back into the habit of posting more often! ❤︎

Sweatshirt Selfies 📸

Today’s post will be short. I just wanted to post a few photos. 📷 Last night I took a few photos with my Canon in my Pink sweatshirt that I thought looked cute. It’s not everyday that my hair looks this good. ☺️

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I put my hair in a little bun and called it good. 👩🏼

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I tried to get the back of my sweatshirt in the photo but as you can see, that didn’t work out too well! ☺️

 

A Notebook and A Sharpie📓🖊✂️

Whenever I am doing homework I try to procrastinate. I doodle on the margins of my paper and I trace scribbles with my pen until there’s a scratch in my paper. I draw hearts, balloons, stars, candy, little stickmen and even rainbows on my work paper. Sometimes my drawings actually turn out well and then its on the side of my homework paper and I can’t get it off without chopping it off with scissors. 😆✂️📝 Now there are blue and red lines going through my little doodles and I just can’t seem to get them off… 😂😊 I was working on something this morning and I ended up doodling on the side of my page. I thought I would post a few photos to give readers a better idea of what I mean.

This little drawing was actually inspired by the book I’m currently reading. Pride and Prejudice.

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You can tell how simple but meaningful this drawing is. Yeah, not all of them are meaningful… Most of them don’t mean anything at all. They are just there as if to say, “Hi my name is Toni and I’ll do anything as long as it means procrastinating from homework.”

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I thought that this one was cute. I had my camera outside with me and I just thought to draw it. Yet again my doodles that are worth keeping are on my homework paper…img_4645img_4660

I didn’t put too much thought into this one and I’m considering writing it over again in a pretty font in my sketch book instead of on my homework paper. 😊img_4635…And here you can see the beautiful weeds that I have yet to pull from my yard… As well as the book that I’m currently reading…😂😄img_4636Now that I’m done writing this post, I’d better get back to my homework…😂😀😉 Thank you for reading.💌