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Tiaras through the Ages

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I’ve loved princesses and tiaras for as long as I can remember. My mom likes to make a point that when I was little I would just have a tiara on all the time with every outfit. Although I don’t think that has changed much, I will say I don’t wear tiaras as often just because what was once thought of as a cute kid thing is not as normal in the day to day college life. Sad I know. I think we need to change that. Petition to wear tiaras every day in college.

Now it seems the only acceptable time to wear a tiara out in public is on your birthday, so naturally, I have begun to take advantage of that every chance I get. Continue reading

5 Perfect Gifts to get your Mom this Mother’s Day

5 Perfect Gifts to Get your Mom this Mother's Day |Thoughts&Daisies Mother’s Day is coming up in two weeks and now would be a good time to start getting ready for it. Before the day sneaks up on you and go scrambling to find something for your mom the night before.Mother’s Day is coming up in two weeks and now would be a good time to start getting ready for it. Before the day sneaks up on you and go scrambling to find something for your mom the night before. The great things about moms are as long as your gift comes from your heart you don’t have to go spending hundreds of dollars. Unless you want to and your gift is taking your mom on vacation to somewhere she has always dreamed.

But in general, the best gifts are the small meaningful ones. Like…

1. Take your mom out to dinner

Spending quality time with your mom on her day is one of the best gifts you can give her. Go out to dinner, chat, and enjoy some good food and each other’s company.

2. A handwritten card

Handwritten cards always feel more special in this day and age. It shows just how much you care when you take the time to hand write it. Express to your mom just how much she means to you in a cute note.

3. Something she has been talking about

Giving her a gift of something she has been talked lets her know you listen. Has she been asking for a new pan because hers is old? Maybe a new purse she saw online that she has been keeping on eye on? Whatever that may be she will appreciate this thoughtful gesture.

4. Photos of the two of you

Create an album or just a frame photo that she doesn’t have and see how much she will love this gift. You can even put the photo on an item like a mug and she can always have the two of you close by even when you aren’t.

5. Something that reminds you of her

If there is something that you see and it always reminds you of your mom get it for her. Whether that be a bouquet of flowers, a book, or even some stationary and pens.

What are some things you do for your mom on Mother’s Day?

5 Perfect Gifts to Get your Mom this Mother's Day |Thoughts&Daisies Mother’s Day is coming up in two weeks and now would be a good time to start getting ready for it. Before the day sneaks up on you and go scrambling to find something for your mom the night before.

 

5 Perfect Gifts to Get your Mom this Mother's Day |Thoughts&Daisies Mother’s Day is coming up in two weeks and now would be a good time to start getting ready for it. Before the day sneaks up on you and go scrambling to find something for your mom the night before.

Bloggers/Instagrammers I’m Loving Right Now

Bloggers/Instagrammers I'm Loving Right Now |Thoughts&Daisies As the month comes to a close I thought I would write a roundup of some Instagrammers and bloggers that I have been into lately. 

As the month comes to a close I thought I would write a roundup of some Instagrammers and bloggers that I have been into lately. 

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https://www.instagram.com/autumrainn/

Autum is someone I have been following since a little after I started my blog. She had close to 10 thousand follows and since then has skyrocketed to a whopping 25.8K. And she deserves every one. Her style and attention to detail are flawless. She works so hard on every one of her posts. She is very genuine with her followers and even does a video of her dancing every time she reaches a new thousand followers. But I mean seriously look at this gorgeous feed.

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https://www.instagram.com/ceciliapappas/

I found Cecilia’s page over a year ago now and decided to follow her after watching one of her live videos. She is a Catholic faith and fashion blogger and is always so unafraid to show tell the world about Jesus. She is also totally down to post ‘dorky’ photos that show her personality and somehow still look perfect with her feed. Her style rocks and so does her messages.

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https://www.instagram.com/kaliannakali/

Kalianna is just a ray of sunshine. Her feed is insanely colorful. Her photos are so unique and she makes the craziest things look so eye-catching and beautiful. Her Instagram color scheme is everything I could dream of. I love the bright colors and how she makes it all pop. She has the coolest heeled boots and did I mention she has a pig named Pumba?

 

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https://www.instagram.com/megannmillls/

Megan started her account a few months ago and I found her through Kalianna. Her Instagram is also filled with gorgeous colors and she is really sweet and has amazing style. I would love to steal some of her outfits.

 

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https://www.instagram.com/bethlucyblogs/

Beth Lucy is among one of the first people I started following along with on my blog. She writes about books, fashion, and travel. She works really hard to create her Instagram feed each line is a different theme and I admire her dedication. Her travel blogs give me the itch to go travel but at the moment I live vicariously through her photos 😜

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https://www.instagram.com/everyjuly/

Victoria blogs about college/lifestyle and a lot about travel and all the photos she takes on her adventures are breathtaking. Again, making me want to go see these places for myself. Everywhere she goes looks so fun and beautiful.

https://everyjuly.com  

 

These are just a few of the people I follow. I can’t believe this is the last Saturday of April?? Only three more days of the 30 Day Challenge. Be sure to subscribe to follow along. Let me know what else you would like to see me write about!

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Who Remembers This Disney Show

Who Remembers This Disney Show |Thoughts & Daisies Today I wanted to talk about a show near and dear to my heart that I feel only me and my mom actually remember. And that show is... *drum roll*

 

Today I wanted to talk about a show near and dear to my heart that I feel only me and my mom actually remember. And that show is… *drum roll*

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Someone, please tell me you have heard of it!?

It aired from 2001-2004 and was one of my most favorite shows on Disney’s Playhouse Disney, now rebranded as Disney Junior (RIP Playhouse Disney)

For those of you who don’t know what this is… the show follows the adventures of Stanley and his pets Dennis the goldfish, Elsie the cat, and Harry the Dog. Stanley owns the Great Big Book of Everything given to him by his grandmother. The book has every type of animal and can be used to travel to the habitats of these creatures to learn more about them.

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Stanley uses this knowledge of animals to help him through his own situations. Also, I need to mention his pets can talk and they sing, well Dennis doesn’t like to.

This show really was my childhood. It was why I was able to state a ton of random animal facts and is one of the reasons that for a while I wanted to be a marine biologist.

I can still remember the episode where they went to learn about cheetahs and how fast they run. I love cheetahs so this episode was one of my favorites. Not to mention that whatever animal he is learning about he has the ability to turn into so in this episode he got to race the cheetah. It was super cool.

Stanley was always teaching you something new, about animals and about life. All I wanted was the Great Big Book of Everything and a Dennis. Then there was Henry and Elsie always there to lend a hand… and sometimes get into a bit of trouble. They also always sang the book’s theme song and were there to stop suspecting adults from going into the book.

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Sadly since the rebrand, it no longer airs on TV but I know it is out there somewhere just waiting to be shown again. Disney really should bring this show back. Get rid of The Lion Guard and just show reruns of Stanley. The kids will love it!

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Did you watch Playhouse Disney? If you have seen Stanley let me know because we need to talk.

 

 

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15 Fun Facts About Me

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Coming to the end of the 30 Day Challenge I thought it would be fun to tell you some fun random facts about me!

 

  1. My favorite food is pozole. Which is a traditional Mexican dish, basically a soup. It is made with hominy- maize kernels that have soaked in a lye or lime solution, and meat usually pork. Then topped to your liking with items like lime, raddish, cabbage, onion, and chili. Best served with warm tostadas!  I like the red pozole the most. I will literally eat it for every meal.

 

 Pretty much every year I ask my grandma to make it for my birthday.

2. I played soccer for 10 years. From age 3 until the end of middle school with one year of the club. It interfered with theater rehearsals so I ultimately quit. Though I do miss playing.

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3. My cars name is C3PO. Though he has had a long life and I think his time to go is coming really soon.
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4. I played Fiona in Shrek the Musical my sophomore year, besides Mushu in Mulan Jr. it may be my favorite role to date.

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5. My favorite ice cream is mint chip. Specifically Häagen-Dazs mint chip. It is the white not dyed green mint chip and it is SO DELICIOUS. Best ice cream.

6. I am not a night person, nor am I a morning person. I am best between 12-3pm. It is a very small window. Though, little me was a morning person, ask my parents 😉

7. I hate hate hate hate spiders. I was ‘trapped’ upstairs one day because there was a big spider on the stairs and every shoe I threw missed, and I was home alone. I always make my brother kill them and he is not always happy about it… like when I wake him up early in the morning to do it.

 

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8. I had pretty much straight hair until about 6th grade where it magically turned curly. Let me tell you I had a bad hair day for about 6 years until I learned that a brush is NOT my friend and it will take 1983741 years to blow dry it partly dry to avoid extreme frizz. I still don’t really know what to do with it.

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9. When I first moved to California from Las Vegas everyone would ask me if I lived in a casino.

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10. My favorite color is purple and always has been.

11. Cinderella is my favorite princess. And I have been here for halloween multiple times and my mom modeled my Sweet Sixteen dress off of it.

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12. I am Pinterest obsessed. I have way too many boards but it is FINE.

13. I thought a plane tarmac was called a tarMAT up until last year.

14. I am a sneakers girl and even bought white converse specifically to wear at my junior prom.

  1. Spring is my favorite season. Which I talk more about >here<

 

Tell me a fun fact about yourself!
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