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The One with the Quarantine Birthday | Thoughts&Daisies

The One with the Quarantine Birthday

The One with the Quarantine Birthday | Thoughts&Daisies

And just like that, I had my 21st Birthday in quarantine… and it wasn’t awful. So let’s recap

I totally expected to spend my birthday sitting on the couch snacking and watching Disney +, and instead, I had a wacky day filled with surprises.

My family made all these signs to create a ‘Friends’ themed cups and ice party. Which included creating party hats with the cups. Continue reading

Let’s Chat February Favorites

Let's Chat: February Favorites |Thoughts&Daisies

The end of February has come, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t more to talk about. The beginning of March brings midterms so I’m spending time getting studying done and chilling around my dorm and dreaming of California because it is MUCH too cold to be outdoors.

(I’m looking at you groundhog and your lies of early spring)


For the end of February, I thought I would talk about my February Favorites that I think everyone should know about.

*Disclaimer: Nothing on this post is sponsored I really do just love all of it*

Winter Converse

Winter Chuck Taylor All Star Velvet Brown/White/Black

People who know me know I am a Converse girl. My go-to shoes are a pair of my high top Converse. I even wore Converse to my junior prom. The problem once I got to Ohio was that canvas shoes are not ideal for the winter conditions, and just when I thought all hope was lost I found the best thing. High tops that can survive the weather. They are made of leather, not canvas, and inspired by hiking boots. They’ve got fleece lining to keep your feeties toasty and a sole with extra traction. I know I sound like an ad but these shoes are just perfect if you want to wear sneakers in the winter I totally recommend them.

Shop them here

Songbirds by Ben Thornewill

I found this song accidentally a few weeks ago from the ‘recommended for you’ list on Spotify. I have been playing it nonstop since. The piano part is absolutely beautiful and I am so mad that there is no sheet music for me to learn it.  Do yourself a favor and listen to it.

Starbucks Order- Iced Peach Green Tea Lemonade

I am much more of a tea person than a coffee person. You can flavor tea and have it taste like that flavor where coffee no matter what you do it will always have that lingering coffee taste. My go-to drink lately has been the Iced Peach Green Tea Lemonade. You can order it without the added lemonade but I add it because when I drink it I can almost pretend that it is summer instead of 20 degrees outside. 

Que water bottle 


This is my new favorite thing. I have a problem with drinking enough water and this bottle makes it almost fun to drink water. It is perfect to take wherever you go because it squishes down when you are done with it. It comes in different sizes and colors and totally worth it as a travel bottle. 

Shop the Que Bottle 

Blue Light Glasses from Livho 

I jumped on the blue light glasses bandwagon and I am here to stay. I spend a lot of time on my laptop doing homework and studying and I was starting to get headaches from it. Some of my favorite people I follow on Instagram have the cutest glasses from this brand and knew I wanted some too. I linked the frames I bought below. They have them in all different colors, I got the light pink and they are SO cute.


Take a look at the glasses on amazon   

Uggs Earmuff Headphones

Last but not least, the Uggs Earmuff Headphones. In the dead of winter with 20 mph winds and a 10-degree wind chill, these are a lifesaver. My ears stay warm AND I can listen to music as I walk to class. It is seriously one of my favorite things. I can not recommend them enough.

UGG Women's Classic Tech Earmuff 1

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What have you been loving this February?


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Creating Resolutions that Stick + a Look into My Own for 2020

Creating Resolutions that Stick |Thoughts&Daisies

I’m sure I am not alone in feeling completely thrown by the fact it is January 2020. On the third day of January, I wrote 2018 and that is basically how me accepting it is the 3rd week of January is going. At this time of the year, all of the new year resolutions that were created have been given up or are dwindling, and now creating a realistic idea of what goal to give yourself for the year is beginning. 

Speaking from experience I am HORRIBLE at actually keeping my resolutions, and after years of it going wrong after the third day of the new year and proceeding to call it quits I realized something… all of my ‘resolutions’ were grand scale things that were on the complete opposite spectrum of how I had been living. And there lied the problem and why resolutions never tend to stick. 

You see it every year. The new year comes and everyone decides they are going to go to the gym and workout every day. They are going to stop eating out. Stop eating sweets. Stop drinking soda. Get up every day at 7am or 6am or 5am. Stop going to bed late. Go to bed at 10pm. The list goes on and on. The problem isn’t that these are bad things, the problem is we all go into the new year expecting to take these resolutions that are so outside the habits we have created and expect them to change overnight as if the new year has a giant reset button that will take away the months or even years of habits we have instilled.  Continue reading

The One with the Routine

Happy New Year! 2019, once it got going, went so fast that I honestly can’t tell you where the middle portion of the year went, which is probably why I wrote 2018 as the date 3 days into 2020. In other news, if you are new to the blog, welcome!, and you probably don’t know the love I have of Friends. I watched the whole series for the first time when I was a junior in High School and now that my brother has reached his junior year he watched it, and being us we have taken the love for it a tad bit too far. Meaning it has turned into us quoting Friends all the time and now includes recreating famous scenes from the show. For Thanksgiving, we made Rachel’s English Trifle which you can see HERE

Now if you have never seen Friends or your memory is fuzzy on some episodes, season 6 includes the episode “The One with the Routine,” where our story begins. 

The plot is Joey, Monica and Ross get to be a part of filming “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” and while Joey is busy trying to figure out how to kiss his date on fake midnight, the Geller siblings are doing their best to get on the dance platform so that they get on tv. After a number of failed attempts, they believe that their only option is to bring back their brother/sister routine from elementary school. “We got honorable mention in the brother/sister dance category!”

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Adventures in Golfing

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5am. A time of still darkness, ignoring the world and continued sleep.

5am is too early to be a functioning human being, except for 2 very specific reasons: 1 is going to Disneyland and 2 it is Christmas. Other than that there is never really a good reason to be up at 5am… unless I am being forced to get up.

This fourth of July turned out to be one of those forced 5am days.

Read about my adventures last year on the Fourth >here

My grandparent’s community has a golf course and my brother was adamant that we should go golfing. I had never been actual golfing but I thought “sure, why not.” 

1st mistake.

My brother is very particular with times and I should have known that his idea of the perfect golf time was the 6am tee time. 

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So there we were at the golf course getting our cart by 6:10am, the sun not yet having come above the clouds, and I was missing my bed. 

It took us just about 2 hours to play 9 holes and overall it was pretty successful. Because we both are extremely mediocre golfers instead of writing down the number of strokes it took us we kept track of the number of balls we lost. 12 for my brother and only 1 for me. Though I was sad when I lost my ball because I had been doing so good. Thanks for nothing duck pond for stealing my ball. 

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Hole 2 and 3 were probably my best holes because everything went downhill after that when real golfers caught up to us and we couldn’t golf fast enough.

Meaning the rest of our game was a combination of speed golfing and chucking our balls as far down the green as we could because we were not hitting well. At all. 

Something I have learned about myself is that I do NOT do good under pressure. By the 7th hole, I could hit nothing. The ball was there in front of me and I was swinging into the air. It would take me like 15x to actually hit the ball and it went like 9 feet. Meanwhile, my brother could only get better and it made for an interesting time of sprinting down the green to avoid the golfers behind us getting mad.

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Not to mention all of the added “water obstacles” (sprinklers) that were on because of how early it was. Though I will say it was fun to run through the sprinklers and over the hills, especially when I started singing and performing “Bet on It” for my brother from High School Musical. Since what would even be the point of being on a golf course if I didn’t recreate Troy Bolton’s choreography. 

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All in all golfing was a lot of fun though I do not think we could have done the full 18 holes and I really want the entire course to myself so I can attempt to golf correctly. The plan is to go again sometime but I do think the next stop should be the driving range to actually learn how to hit the ball…

How did you spend your Fourth of July?

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Adventures in Golfing | 5am. A time of still darkness, ignoring the world and continued sleep. Unless you go along with your brother's​ crazy idea to get up and golf.