Aesthetically Pleasing Bookish Character Mood Boards! | The Aesthetic Tag

Hi everyone!

I hope that you are all having an awesome Sunday! I know that I’ve already posted less than a week ago, but my lovely friend Rosie tagged me to do this (thank you so much Rosie!) and I just couldn’t resist posting it today!

So this is how the tag works!

  • Thank the person that tagged you and leave a link to their blog.
  • Add the following picture to your post.

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  • Leave a link to the original post (you can check it out here!ย )
  • Create aesthetics for the three characters that the person who tagged you gives
  • Make sure to use your own aesthetics
  • Tag at least three bloggers providing links to their blogs
  • List your own set of characters for the people you tagged
  • Have fun!

I have never actually done aesthetics before this so please excuse them if they are bad haha..I had a lot of fun while putting them together though! It was really exciting to look for pictures that speak about the characters and their stories!

-DRACO MALFOY

-POCAHONTAS

-THE WHITE RABBIT (From Alice In Wonderland)

I hope that you liked them!

Here are the people who I tag toย  do this wonderful (and very aesthetically pleasing!) tag! ๐Ÿ˜

Ilsa

May

Tabi

Jasmine

Dhiyanah

Samantha

Andย anyone else who wants to do this tag!

I can’t wait to see what you all come up with! I’m sure it’s going to be AMAZING! โค๏ธ

-ANNABETH CHASE from The Percy Jackson series

THOMAS from The Maze Runner series

BELLE from Beauty and The Beast

I hope that you all have as much fun as I did while doing this! ๐Ÿ˜Šโค๏ธ

What do you think of my aesthetic (hopefully anyway!) mood boards?? Are you following the AMAZING Rosie yet? If not then don’t forget to check out her blog! You are going to love it! Also, what sort of aesthetics are you interested in? Who are some of your favorite book characters? Let me know in the comments down below!

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Looking Back at 2017 + Saying Hello To 2018 | Goals, Ideas And Dreams

 

Hi everyone!

I hope that you have all been having a great week so far! Or should I say great year..?ย I honestly cannot believe it’s 2018 already!! It feels so unreal. I’ve also got to get used to writing ‘2018’ on everything nowย haha..

I really wanted to post this during the last week of December, but for some reason the WordPress app keeps freezing and crashing and whenever I attempted to read any body else’s post or type up my post and tried to save it, everything just kept getting deleted which was quite odd..? (I am going to email WordPress about it and hopefully the issue will get resolved soon!)

Anyway! It’s 2018 everyone!! That means it’s a new year which also means new goals and a whole new year of opportunities! ๐Ÿ˜Š

2017 was an amazing year. Definitely a year that would be impossible to forget. I learnt so much and experienced so many things that I literally could have only dreamed of experiencing!

But before I get onto that, I just want to look back at my 2017 goals and see if I successfully accomplished them last year. I actually did a blog post on this last year as well,and it was really fun! You can check it out here.

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  • Reach 500 followers โŒ (We didn’t hit 500 yet, but it was really close!)
  • Guest post on other people’s blogsโœ”๏ธ (I only gust posted once, but it was still really fun!)
  • Design another person’s blog โŒ
  • Redesign my own blog โœ”๏ธ (You can check out my Blog Makeover Series, here, here and here)
  • Start a Bullet Journal โœ”๏ธ (I started one but I still haven’t gotten around to using it regularly yet)
  • Collaborate with more peopleโœ”๏ธโœ”๏ธย ๐Ÿ™‚
  • Blog regularly every week โŒ ๐Ÿ˜ญ (Unfortunately I couldn’t accomplish this but I’m definitely trying!)
  • Complete one year of blogging! โœ”๏ธ

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  • Do well in School โœ”๏ธ (this one was kind of vague but I definitely worked really hard last year and I think it paid off quite a bit ๐Ÿ˜Š)
  • Read over 50 books โœ”๏ธโœ”๏ธ (I read over 140 books last year which was AMAZING!)
  • Smile at least 5 people in one dayโœ”๏ธโœ”๏ธ ๐Ÿ˜
  • Experiment with different stylesโœ”๏ธโœ”๏ธ (I experimented a LOT during the holidays and I tried to dress up as a fun character every day. I had a blast!)
  • Visit a place I haven’t ever been to before โœ”๏ธ (I explored a couple of other local places too, but you can check out my Singapore travel diary here)
  • Make Unicorn poop! โŒย (Hopefully I can try it out this year)
  • Get better at photography โœ”๏ธ (I hope I did at least haha..)
  • Learn to Code โœ”๏ธ (I did learn a few of the basics but I still have a LOT more to do, I can’t wait to learn it all though!)

Goals wise-I think I did pretty well? I mean I didn’t accomplish everything but I still had a lot of fun, and I’m just going to use the goals that I haven’t accomplishedย as motivation to do better this year! ๐Ÿ˜Šโค๏ธ

I made a couple of goals for this year and I hope that when I look back onto this post (next year! ๐Ÿ˜) I can say that I’ve accomplished my goals!

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  • Reach 700 followers? (I’m dreaming big! ๐Ÿ˜Š)
  • Start up ‘Positive Vibes Only’
  • Collaborate with TONs more people
  • Try to blog regularly (I’m definitely going to try my hardest to accomplish this one!)
  • Start up a new series
  • Experiment with new kinds of blog posts! (Blog about something that I haven’t blogged about before!)

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  • Learn a new language! (I’ve started to learn Italian and I’m really enjoying it so far!)
  • Get better at coding
  • Read 200 books! ๐Ÿ“š
  • Try out different at least 3 different kinds of food.
  • Successfully make slime? ๐Ÿ˜‚
  • Take up a new sport!
  • Experiment with new things and challenges!
  • Do well in school (And work harder! ๐Ÿ˜Š)
  • Bake more! (I haven’t been baking very much lately, and I really miss it)
  • Write, Write and Write some more!

Like I mentioned in my post last year, I want to keep my goals fun and achievable (well hopefully anyway!) so that I can enjoy doing them! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Last year was lovely and I enjoyed every single minute of it! Nothing in life is perfect but sometimes you just have to stop looking for perfection and just LIVE in the moment.

A little motto I had on holiday was- Have No Regrets! And that included not doing anything silly but just making the most out of every opportunity that I got. And I did it.

Usually I’m quite a cautious person, but last year I’ve learnt that if you don’t grab your opportunities when they come, you might never get them back.

It’s like time. Once it’s gone, it cannot be replaced or bought back. So from now on, I’m hopefully going to make the most out of every moment! Because it’s something to truly treasure and it’s precious. So I don’t want to take advantage of it but simply value it.๐Ÿ˜Š

Blogging wise, I had a blast! I really really enjoyed being able to blog last year and although I did take quite a number of hiatuses, I’m still pleased with how the year went because I was able to genuinely enjoy the whole blogging process, and not stress myself out too much. And although it did get a bit overwhelming sometimes, it was all a part of the learning process!

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The stats for this year have been quite unbelievable! In fact, IM ABSOLUTELY THRILLED! Thank you all so much for all of your support! (The reason I’m not mentioning the actual numbers is because I have already mentioned it in my blogerversary posts. Also, numbers can’t always do justice to the amount of love and support you all gave me!)

Although, I did take quite a few hiatuses, I did blog quite a bit and I really want to share my absolute favourite ones!

I know there are quite a lot of ’em but I just couldn’t resist!

I’ve got a TON of things planned for this year as well, (Including the posts that I wasn’t able to post last year) so I’m really really excited!!

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and Sam!

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Thank you all so much again for everything!!

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DIY Motivational Pom-Pom Pillow!

Hi everyone!

I hope you are all having an awesome Tuesday! This post was originally going to be another ‘Motivational Monday’ post (hence the delay) but I decided not to, because I didn’t want to do two Motivational Mondays in a row but I still did want to share this DIY with you all! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Lately I’ve been going through a bit of a cute throw pillow making obsession. For some reason it’s very very satisfyingly to just sit for and make something completely original and then stuff it and just watch it come to life! It’s just really fun! ๐Ÿ˜

I even think it’s becoming a bit of problem ha ha..I’ve already made about three pillows and I’m not even close to overcoming it? ๐Ÿ˜‚

So I decided to make the most of it and share one of my favorite DIY pillows with you all! I hope you like it!

  • White Cloth (or cloth in any other colour of your choice)
  • Paint (in any colour of your choice. I chose black paint) and Paint brushes
  • Markers or Paint Pens (if you don’t want to paint)
  • A Pom-Pom trim. (If you don’t have this, then you could use any other lace or ribbon that you have at home)
  • Stuffing
  • A pencil
  • And a Scissor

  • The first thing you will need to do is cut your cloth to the size that you want your throw pillow to be and map out your design on the cloth. Make sure to fold it in half so that the cloth is perfectly even on both sides.

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  • For the next step, you will have to grab your paint or your markers and do a little outline of the word that you have chosen and fill it in with paint. or you could even leave it as it is.

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ided to try and replicate a picture of the word instead. (If that makes any sense at all haha..)

Here's what I used to help me! (I just typed out the word in my fave calligraphy style font and looked at it for inspiration!) โค๏ธ

  • After that,you have to either glue or stitch your trim along three edges of the pillow. This is to close up the edges and to attach the trim. For me this was the hardest step as I’m not very good at sewing but it was also quite relaxing and even a bit satisfying? ๐Ÿ˜‚

Important Things to Remember.Don’t forget to leave one edge open so you can add in the stuffing.

  • If you are using glue then make sure to turn the pillow inside out before glueing the sides.

  • Now it’s time for the really fun part. STUFFING!! Stuff the pillow with as much stuffing as you possibly can! The more the stuffing the more cuddly and cosy it’s going to be! ๐Ÿ˜โค๏ธ just have fun with it!

And that’s it!

Here’s how my pillow turned out!

It’s not perfect but I’m still really pleased with it! ๐Ÿ˜Šโค๏ธ

What do you think of my pillow? Are you going to try this DIY out? I do hope so! Oh and if you do, what will you write on your pillow? I’d love to know!! ๐ŸŽ‰Alright now it’s..Time for the Comment of the Week! ๐ŸŽ‰
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Motivational Monday : Seven Inspirational Quotes to Brighten Up Your Week!

Hi everyone!

I hope that you are all having a lovely Monday! I know that Mondays can sometimes be the most unappealing days of the week. Especially after an amazing weekend that didn’t deserve to end so quickly. How dare Monday just take that pleasure away? Right?๐Ÿ˜‚

Anyway, the reason I started up Motivational Mondays is to (hopefully) help with those Monday Mornin’ Blues and help to brighten up your week! โค๏ธ The last time I did this was almost a year ago, which is absolutely crazy to think about. I shared some tips on how to make Mondays less stressful and more fun.

This week, I decided to share some of my favorite quotes to help you (and me!) make this week AMAZING! Let’s do this!

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I found all of these AMAZING quotes on Pinterest so the quotes do not belong to me, but the designs do! I designed each of these quotes for all of you so that you can use it as a wallpaper on your phone or print it out and tape it up on your wall! (If you do share this, please don’t forget to give credit!)

Overall, I just hope that it helps you get inspired and (hopefully!) makes your Monday a bit brighter!

What do you think about Mondays? Do you like any of these quotes? Oh, and if so,which one was your favorite? I really want to know! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Comments of the Week go to..๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

Tabi! And..Ella! Thank you all so much for your lovely comments and for reading this post!

Sasha Chats : A MASSIVE Apology + Why I LOVE Blogging! ๐Ÿ’—

Hi everyone!

It’s been simply ages since I’ve last blogged and I can’t tell you all how terribly sorry I am! ๐Ÿ˜ž๐Ÿ˜ญ I’ve been trying to think of exactly what to say in this post for ages, but I still think that nothing I can say is going to do this post complete justice? (Wow that sounded so intense)

So I’m just going spill it all out. That’s the only way that I think I can explain it all.

The past few weeks had been a whirlwind and it carried me away with it. I had TONS of exams to start with and quite a few extra curricular activities (okay, and I got carried away with some fab new books ๐Ÿ˜‰) and in the midst of all of that, I suppose I just didn’t have the time or energy to create a good and interesting blog post. I did make a few DIYs for some fun blog posts though! (I can’t wait to share ’em with you!).

Another major reason was probably because I didn’t prioritize properly? Blogging has and will always be within my top list of priorities, but because I procrastinated so much, I just had cram all of my studying into the last couple weeks. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜ญ (Thank goodness it’s all over now!)

I actually think that it’s been quite a good learning experience for me because absence makes the heart grow fonder, right? โค๏ธ And I’ve missed my blog and all of you so much, it’s actually crazy. I suppose you could call this break an ‘ Unintentional Hiatus Due To Sasha’s Procrastination’ ๐Ÿ˜‚

Anyway, I’m really really really sorry for not blogging (and apologizing!) sooner!! I genuinely do LOVE blogging and I simply cannot imagine life without my blog and all of you lovely people. โค๏ธ

Blogging is and has always been something that I’ve loved and enjoyed doing. Ever since I started my blog, my mindset about things has changed immensely and I’ve been able to learn so many new things. I know it sounds a bit clichรฉ but it’s true! I’ve been able to experience and learn and enjoy so many things that I wouldn’t even have dreamed of doing. โค๏ธ

And blogging for me has not been just a hobby, but a passion and it’s like one of those things where you join or start up and expect something good but the result of it is just blows your mind? (If that makes any sense at all haha..)

I just wanted to type up a quick little (but hopefully still meaningful) post to explain everything. I actually kind of think The Break (I’m going to call it that now) was also kind of needed? Now that I’m back, I’m just bursting (I really am) with more fun ideas and posts and so much more! AHHHHH I’m just SO excited to be blogging again! ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ˜Šโค๏ธ

I also want to just thank all of you from the bottom of my heart for constantly supporting me and being there for me and for just being lovely people in general! You are all amazing! Thank you so much! โค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Š

I’ve got a TON of fun posts coming up including :

  • Some SNEAK peeks into a book that I’m writing with the AMAZING Ilsa Nite (The most amazing writing partner ever!)
  • A post with my sister! ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰ (this one is going to be super exciting!)
  • Wacky Wednesday! (I did something that nobody thought I would do and I can’t wait to tell you all about it!)
  • A Three DAY Donut PARTY! ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ˜ (DONUTs are AMAZING and they need to be appreciated more!)

And many many more fun posts and other things! I would say more but that would spoil the surprise. ๐Ÿ˜‰โค๏ธ

Prepare The Confetti! ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’—| Interviewing Ella Marie! | BLOG TOUR

Hi everyone!

So todayโ€™s post is a very very special one and I couldnโ€™t be more excited for it! Iโ€™m awfully sorry for not being able to blog sooner..Iโ€™m actually going to make a full post on that soon, but for now, itโ€™s time to bring out the big guns!

And of course, by that I mean guns of confetti.

Itโ€™s a blog tour after all!! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜‰


My  amazing friend, Ella Marie started up a new blog-February Fairy, and Iโ€™m taking part in her wonderful blog tour!! 

If you missed out on the rest of the tour, be sure to check out the rest of the posts and catch up. โค๏ธ

Here is a little list of the other lovely people who took part in this tour-

Wednesday-25th October 

Ilsa – Twitter post.

Audrey Caylin – Blogger interview.

Seriah – Twitter post.

Thursday-26th October

Michaila – Author interview.

Abbiee – Instagram post.

Totally Graced – Twitter post.

Friday-27th October

Two Girls, Two Mountains – Blogger interview and mini guest post.

Charis – Blog mention.

Abbiee – Twitter post.

Saturday-28th October 

Megan – Blogger interview/discussion.

Me-Blogger interview.

Abbiee – Facebook post.


For my part of the tour,Iโ€™m going to be interviewing Ella! *throws confetti* I absolutely love getting to know people better, and I thought that an interview would be the perfect way to introduce Ella and her blog!

Before that though, hereโ€™s a little bit about Ella and her blog!



Ella Marie is a teen lifestyle blogger with a passion for inspiring other girls. She is a Christian, ENFP, aspiring actress, night owl. and lover of lemons and ice cream (not together of course). If you enjoy simple encouragement or are ready to dance to Meghan Trainor songs with her, then sheโ€™s ready to rock the world with you! 

Ellaโ€™s Blog | Ellaโ€™s Pinterest | Ellaโ€™s Instagram 

  • Q-Describe your new blog in 3 words.

Pink. Inspiring. Happy.

  • Q-Would you rather be able to blog only once a year or not blog at all? (Iโ€™m sorry, I know itโ€™s a really extreme question ๐Ÿ˜‚)

Ugh, I’m not sure. I think if I blogged only once a year I would totally overthink that one post, and end up being really stressed about it. It would also make me miss blogging all the more. So I think I’d choose not at all. 

  • Q-What is your favourite part of your new blog?

The simplicity. I adore how clean and organized everything looks. 

  • Q-What are some of your fave blogging tips?

Hmm. There’s always, ‘Be yourself’, which can be helpful and confusing. The real flesh and blood, me, doesn’t say flesh and blood. The real me almost faints at the sight of blood. The real me has bad grammar and laughs at everything. The real me loves being with crowds of people I know, but feels awkward when she meets new people. The real me doesn’t hardly talk about my blog, and blushes when her sister brings it up.  

But the internet me, uses excellent grammar (I hope), doesn’t mind telling people about her blog and is generally… Different. I think everyone has their unique differences, and if we just write, they will flow into our writing naturally. It’s okay for other bloggers to have the same header as you. If you like yours, keep it! Honestly, ‘Be yourself’, is the best advice out there. In the end, I’d rather look back at myself for maybe being similar to others, and happy, than totally different and unnatural.  

  • Q-What are some of your best blogging moments?

When all of you guys agreed to help with my blog tour is a big one. When I finally finished my theme I was super excited as well. But it really comes down to meeting people. I LOVE meeting new bloggers.

  • Q-Who are some of your biggest role models?

My older sister. She has gone through so much hardship. Things no one should every experience. And yet, she is one of the sweetest most innocent and loving people you will ever meet.  

  • Q-If you could blog about only one thing for the rest of your life,what would that thing/topic be?

Encouragement. I know I can give encourage on many different topics, but I feel like it ends up being in one category.

  • Q-What was your inspiration behind your amazing blog name? 

I had been trying to come up with a name for quite a while. One day, while I was sitting doing a puzzle with my little sister, it just struck me. I was super excited because I felt it summed up the purpose of my blog. To help girls feel as feminine and lovely as fairies. And then the “February” part of it is because that’s my birth month. So, if your birthday was April, then you’d be an April Fairy.  

  •    Q-If you could go and live inside any book, which book would it be? Oh, and why?

A Narnia book all the way. I mean, unicorns! I could ride unicorns! And to see Aslan, it would be amazing. I’ve actually dreamt I’m in Narnia many times before. There’s also the prospect of their gorgeous dresses.   



  • Q-Would you rather have a spider or a snake for a pet?

 I hate them both. But if it came down to it, I guess I’d choose a snake. I really small one. And I would give it a nice secure cage and never let it out.  

  • Q-Would you rather have a million puppies or just one kitten?

One kitten. Puppies are adorable, but a million of them would be overwhelming. Plus, I’m more of a cat person.

  • Q-Do consider yourself more of a mermaid or a unicorn? (Or a fairy? ๐Ÿ˜‰)

Out of a mermaid and unicorn, probably a unicorn. But if you add in fairy, then I think I’d have to go with that.

  • Q-If you could rule the world, what do you think it would look like?

I don’t think I would be a very good ruler, but I would definitely try! There would be no hunger, because there’s more than enough food for everyone. Rape and child slavery would come to an end. I would make sure every person had access to a good education. I would do everything I could to make sure the world was a healthier safer place.  

And thatโ€™s it! (Unfortunately ๐Ÿ˜ญ) I had an absolute blast interviewing Ella and I adore all of her answers! Oh, and I think that she would make a fabulous ruler.๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ’— I love her tips on blogging as well! She just did an awesome job answering my questions! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜โ˜บ๏ธ

A huge thank you to Ella (donโ€™t forget to check out her blog!) for giving me the opportunity to join her tour, it was lovely to be a part of it and I really really enjoyed it!! โ˜บ๏ธโค๏ธ so thank you Ella! 

Thank you all so much for reading!


Isnโ€™t Ella AMAZING?! Are you following her blog yet? If not, then donโ€™t forget to go check it out! Itโ€™s just filled with Girl Power, Positivity and Awesomeness! And of course fairies! Also let me know some of your answers to any one these questions in the comments down below! Iโ€™d love to know! ๐Ÿ˜Šโค๏ธ


โค๏ธ A Tribute to My MUM!! + Why Mums NEED To Be Appreciated More!

Hi everyone!!

Todayโ€™s post is going to be something a tad bit different…because today is my mumโ€™s birthday (yay!) so I thought that I might pay a tribute to her in this post! Of course, I never will be able to fully appreciate all that she has done for me, but Iโ€™m definitely going to try my best. Last year, I wasnโ€™t able to do that, (unfortunately!) so Iโ€™m going to make the most out of this year!

My mum has been such an inspiration and support to me, all throughout my life-but I think I began to notice it more when I started to blog. She would always be the first one to tell me that she enjoyed reading my post and give me a hug. And whenever I had a spot of trouble with anything at all, she was the first to help me out and not just with my blog but with everything in life,school,friends and everything in between! Oh and not to mention the fact that she knows exactly how to deal with any situation and is also super kind! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Mothers are honestly so so important to all of us and I think each and every single mum is extra special in her own way. But the sad thing is, us kids and teens donโ€™t always fully appreciate them and what they do for us, which is really awful when you think about it, because they do everything to make us happy. They sacrifice everything-from time to food to friends-for us! And we donโ€™t even notice sometimes. 

Iโ€™ve finally realized this and I want to tell my mum today (and to mums all around the world) that I appreciate her and I love her for everything she has done for me. Just simply being her daughter is special and Iโ€™m incredibly blessed and lucky to have her as my mum. ๐Ÿ’—

I think mums should be celebrated everyday and not just on their birthdays or on Motherโ€™s Day so..go and give your mums a gigantic hug and let them know that you appreciate them!! Trust me, you will make their day. 

They are precious so make the most of every moment! And not just mums, even dads and grandparents and relatives! all of them are also equally important so show โ€˜em some love too!

Appreciation is Always Appreciated [The Stylish Dreamer]

I know this was quite a short post but I hope that you enjoyed it anyway! Donโ€™t forget to give your loved ones a hug and let them know you appreciate them! 

Comment down below two-five things that you love about your mum (or dad or any other loved one really!). Iโ€™d LOVE to read them!!


P.S- HAPPY Birthday MUM!! โค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Š