REAL NEAT BLOG AWARD

REAL NEAT BLOG AWARD

Okay so first up: I was nominated by a beautiful potato who’s humor almost killed me so thank you because that literally made my day.

You can find her blog down below and it would make me so happy if you commented something meaningful on her latest post.

BEST BLOG EVER

1.YANNY OR LAUREL?

If any of you heard Laurel, I’m disappointed in you. Like how in de name of ice-cream does that sound anything like Laurel. I’m going to leave the links to some ear doctor’s down below coz y’all need help.

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Disclaimer:I’m kiddingggggggggg.Not really

2.WHAT’S THE CRAZIEST THING ONE OF YOUR TEACHER’S HAS DONE?

a) Forced us to dance on the tables and show off the cringiest dance moves we knew

b) Forced us to sing after a few of us lost things on tour. If you lost something you had to sing in front of the whole grade 7 class.This guy in my grade had a flashlight identical to mine and I freaked out coz I thought it was mine. Fun fact about me:My friend’s say I’m a good singer, I am sometimes but I lose every single bit of talent when I’m nervous so I flopped singing in front of my entire grade and class. Turns out the flashlight wasn’t mine and I had completely embarrassed myself

c) Called me Mrs… My crush was in my class and somehow the whole school knew I liked him and when my class rocked up to the teacher’s class she called me by his surname and I answered before my brain registered it.

3.WHAT’S A QUOTE YOU HATE AND WHY?

Most of you already know that I’m in love with quotes but the dumbest one in the entire universe has got to be “Well, life isn’t fair.” Like hello, do you think I would be in trouble and having to hear that pointless quote if it was fair. And I always get in trouble because of this quote because instead of me replying I do this:

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4. WHAT’S THE DUMBEST WAY YOU’VE BEEN INJURED?

So, this is super embarrassing and totally cringey but, the dumbest way I’ve been injured is stretching. My friend and I were in the gym and she was stretching her leg and she pulled a muscle and I asked her what happened and she was like “All I did was…” and then me being me discarded the bit about her pulling a muscle from doing it and did it. I couldn’t walk for TWO DAYS!

Because I’m me I couldn’t just include one event so here’s the next dumb thing I’ve done. I ran into a wall.

NOW BEFORE YOU START JUDGING ME

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I was three years old and it was Christmas time. My cousins and I decided to play touches in the house. Naturally the adults told us we would get hurt but did we listen, I mean at first my cousins kinda did, but then I was like nahhh they being extra besides the point, we were running in the house. And I was being chased and I turned around to look at where my cousin was and I did something similar to the GIF down below.

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Except there was blood and a gigantic gash in my head and loads of tears, I still have the scar.

5.WHICH CELEBRITY DO YOU LOOK LIKE?

So I took a quiz…

Ariana

HOW IN DE NAME OF CHOCOLATE DO I LOOK LIKE ARIANA GRANDE!??

So because I was lied to by a website I took another quiz.

Can I please just say I look absolutely NOTHING like Emma Watson!!

So I took another quiz…

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So the internet is a lie. *rolls eyes and slams door angrily* (She wanted Jessica Capshaw)

But it’s fine *sighs dramatically* I’ll just pretend I have the ability to sing *wipes fake tear away*.

6.WHAT IS ONE RIDICULOUS THING SOMEONE HAS TRICKED YOU INTO DOING OR BELIEVING?

So it was the last day of term last year and naturally my friends and I brought tons of unhealthy food to eat. So we were sitting down laughing, talking about boys, the usual. And my friend pulls out a packet of Oreos and she gives everyone except me and I whined and threw a hissy fit (I was joking) and I pretended to be upset and walk away. 10 seconds later I walk back to the group and get given an Oreo I devour it in one mouthful and then my friend does the meanest thing ever. She tells me she spat in the Oreo. I died inside. And my friends laughed at me like the wonderful savages they are.

7.ON A SCALE OF 1 TO 10 HOW’S YOUR DAY GOING SO FAR AND WHY?

My day’s been like a 3 so far because I’m tired af and I’m too lazy to make myself something to eat and I’m hungry. But it’s been kinda fun at the same time because I’ve been writing this lovely post about the cringiness that is my life.

Hope you enjoyed this post and if you haven’t checked out Bayyy’s Real Neat Blog Award. It’s worth it so go read it!

I nominate

Hannah 

Zovi

Grl Behind Screen

MY QUESTIONS

  • Chocolate flavoured poop or poop flavoured chocolate (I know I’m evil)?
  • What’s the funniest thing you’ve seen a kid do?
  • What’s the most useless product around today?
  • Would you rather have skin that changes colour based on your emotions or tattoos appear all over your body that depict what you did yesterday?
  • What’s something weird you recommend people do at least once?
  • What is something people are obsessed with but you don’t understand?

xxxChips

How rare and beautiful you are

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13 THINGS IN 13 YEARS|SELF LOVE SERIES

13 THINGS IN 13 YEARS|SELF LOVE SERIES

Heyyy

So this is a post that I’ve been wanting to do for a while, I’ve been doing a lot of self discovery lately and now felt like a good time to do a little advice post😊

1. FITTING IN ISN’T ALWAYS GOOD

As I get older, I’ve been noticing that a lot of people who I used to be close friends with are making choices that I don’t agree with. Being a teenager is hard and right now I’m at a point in my life where I really couldn’t care less about what other people are doing. Seeing a psychologist and getting medication and help for my depression and mood lability has really helped me see that life is worth living. Right now I’m too focused on improving myself and working towards my goals to be caught up in everybody else.Fitting in isn’t always the right thing.

2. TRUST YOUR GUT

I’m going to be straight with you and tell you that over the past 5 years I’ve gotten into a fair amount of trouble, but the truth is that I wouldn’t be where I am today if I hadn’t taken the chances that I did. Trust yourself.

3.PAVE YOUR OWN PATH

This is something I think almost everyone can relate to. You know what you want and everyone around you has their own ideas about what you should be doing with your life and it can be really difficult if you feel like you’re not being supported. If you have a dream or a goal then don’t let other people determine whether or not you try working towards it.

4. DON’T BE AFRAID TO REACH OUT

I still remember the first day I reached out to my favourite blogger and rolemodel Claire Cramphorn.  It was the first time I’d ever talked to another blogger and it was the best thing I ever could have done for myself. Not only did I do my first collab Girl Talk with Claire but I made a best friend in the process.Don’t be afraid to a) ask for help b) reach out to a blogger you admire or c) market/advertise your blog on social media.

5.MAKE YOURSELF YOUR EVERYTHING

Lately I’ve been thinking about how to some people my life would seem boring. I don’t go out much, I’ve somehow managed to become socially awkward and I prefer being alone. Most of my time is spent blogging, writing or taking photos in my room all whilst dancing to Lil Xan. But after 21 days of self discovery I’ve started loving myself again and I’ve decided to stop finding myself and finding acceptance in others and start loving and accepting myself first.

6.SELF NURTURE IS KEY

I recently learn that there is a big difference between self care and self nurturance. Self care refers to “… any necessary human regulatory function which is under individual control, deliberate and self-initiated.”In other words it’s pretty much hygiene. Self nurturance however refers to the act of loving and taking care of oneself. In short, self nurturance is self-love.  I used to put everybody’s needs above my own and I ended up stressed and unhappy because I had been way to involved with other people’s well-being that I had forgotten to nurture and love myself.

I’ll leave a list of self nurturance ideas below for those of you who are interested.

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7.YOU NEED TO KNOW WHEN TO THROW PUNCHES AND WHEN TO ROLL WITH THEM

So…I’m notorious for being dramatic,having hectic mood swings and anger management issues-a dangerous combination. I also have very strong views on EVERYTHING and I believe things should happen a certain way and 99.9% of the time my way is the best way. I’ve suffered through countless group projects and it’s taught me two things a) group projects suck and b) you need to know when to throw punches and when to roll with them. I am extremely quick to voice my opinion about everything and I genuinely fear for people who get on my bad side. Over the past five years of my life I’ve learnt just how consequential that can be. Over the past year or so I’ve been trying to find the balance between being opinionated and my mood swings, which hasn’t been easy as I get angered quickly but I’m slowly learning that sometimes it’s better to let karma handle things. But be warned if karma doesn’t handle you: I will.

8.PASSION PROJECTS CHANGE EVERYTHING

DID YOU KNOW?

Seventeen Wishes started out as a passion project

Seventeen Wishes started because I was bored. Seventeen Wishes is what it is today because my passion fuelled something so much bigger. Whether it be art, writing, athletics or even blogging finding something your passionate changes your life completely. Trying new things is incredibly important and so is taking a chance on your ‘passion project’ it could change the game completely.

9.GOALS.GOALS.GOALS

Goals are necessary for success and happiness. Ever since I was little I would make lists, to do lists, things that make me happy lists. You name it, I had a list for everything. Setting goals not only helped me to stay motivated but it’s kept me from straying off the path I’ve set for myself. There are times when I’ve seen people on Instagram doing things that I don’t agree with, and just to be clear I’m not saying this to be rude or mean in any way. But the question that has constantly bounced itself around my mind when seeing this is ‘How could this possibly be helping someone achieve their goals?’. Now I’m not saying there is anything wrong with having fun but to me when I see people doing certain things I can’t help but think… ‘Why?’

I strongly believe that if you know the goals you have for yourself you’re a lot less likely to stray off the path of achieving your goals plus there is nothing more satisfying than achieving a goal you’ve worked hard for.

10.EDUCATE YOURSELF

This is one of the most important and rewarding things you can do for yourself. I love learning. I love reading and watching TED TALKS and talking about things that need to be talked about and not shying away from controversy. I feel like it’s one of the main reasons I talk (not in a bad way) and feel older than I am constantly. I’ve been told since I was about 5 years old that I was incredibly mature.When I was 5 my teacher told my mum I had the reading ability of a 16 year old. And it’s literally an integrated part of me. I honestly believe that learning is such an amazing thing and I would not be the person I am today without it.

11.OWN THAT SH*T

I’m going brutally honest with you and tell you that this year my self confidence was at an all time low. I became  more depressed and I isolated myself from everyone and then I stopped talking, to tell you the truth the day I stopped talking was the day I realised that I truly had lost myself these past few months. And I’m not going to lie to you and tell you that it magically fixed itself overnight, it took therapy and medication and an unforgettable group of people to gain my confidence back. And you can bet your ass that it’s back for good. Nothing changes if you don’t believe in yourself.

NEWS FLASH!

You are a badass and it’s time for you to own that sh*t!

12.DANCE PARTIES ARE NECESSARY AND SO IS SPOILING YOURSELF

Congratulations on owning that sh*t. I’m proud of you now go dance to your favourite song because I’m proud. You deserve to spoil yourself every once in a while. Go on, turn that Lil Xan song up, we both know you want to.

13.SOMETIMES YOU FIND FAMILY IN THE PEOPLE YOU CALL YOUR FRIENDS

Truth be told, I’ve found family in the people I call my friends. I’ve found family in the blogging community and I’ve found family in my rolemodels. They’ve been there for me for everything and supported me and given me advice and I’m so grateful to have my friends and the people in the blogging community and I’m so grateful that I can call them family because they’ve always treated me like I was.

I hope you enjoyed this post because I had so much fun writing and I did take a dancing break which was extremely fun.

Love you 

“I no longer force things.

What flows, flows

What crashes,crashes

I only have space and energy

for the things that are meant for me”

xxxChips

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I’m back. I think.

I’m back. I think.

Heyy everyone

So tomorrow, would have marked a month since I’d last posted anything. I’m truly sorry for not posting anything for so long but I really couldn’t bring myself to write anything except sad, moody poetry.

A month away from blogging felt like a lot longer than 30 days. And it gave me a lot of time to think, think about myself as an individual and the direction I want Seventeen Wishes to be going in. I didn’t come up with any solutions just a lot of new songs, poetry and mixed emotions.

So I decided to ask you. All of you. What you think, as well as what you like and don’t like about Seventeen Wishes. The things you would like to see more of and the things you don’t enjoy as much.

xxxChips

I don’t care what your mind says

You deserve to be happy

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MY BLOGGING ESSENTIALS|BLOGGING TOOLBOX

MY BLOGGING ESSENTIALS|BLOGGING TOOLBOX

Heyy

So this is a very interesting post for me as I’ve never gone into much detail about how exactly I blog.There might possibly be a post about that later-this is not it.Today’s post is about all my MUST-HAVES when it comes to blogging. I came across a post like this when I was still very new to the blogosphere and it saved me!!!

It didn’t however teach me that it’s gramatically incorrect to put three exclamation at the end of a sentence😂

These are the things I live by they saved me and hopefully they’ll save you too

TECH

LAPTOP

So I have the HP 250 G5 Notebook and I adore this baby with all my heart! So I type all my posts onto my laptop and then add images and emoji’s on my phone. I would love to get a Mac someday, but for now my HP is perfect for blogging,planning and school.

PHONE
This is is probably one of the most important things I own.90% of all my blogging apps are on here  and I would probably get a lot more done if it wasn’t constantly in need of charging😂. I have the iPhone 6 in silver and honestly I love the camera on it so much,it’s just as good as my camera.And I just love the fact that I could manage my entire blog from my phone if I wanted to!

CAMERA For any newbies (lol, who am I to talk?) I just want to make it very clear that you do not need a fancy, expensive camera to take amazing photos. To be fair I only started taking photos recently, but a phone, like I said above, is just as good as a camera. For any of you wondering, I have the Canon Powershot SX60 HS, it’s quite fancy for a beginner but I got it at a great price and even after four days my photography has improved majorly!

GRAPHICS AND STOCK IMAGES

CANVA

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So before I figured out that there were apps and websites that could make graphics I was lost. And then I heard of Canva, and my life changed forever. Seriously, I use Canva for EVERYTHING. It even has a template for Instagram stories:#LIFE

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PINTEREST

I’ve been using Pinterest since 2013, I am just as madly in love with it now as I was back then. I use it to find inspiration and market my own posts, you can find literally ANYTHING on here!

PIXABAY|PEXELS|UNSPLASH

These are my go-to websites for stock images. These websites have extremely high quality photos and they’re free, so what’s not to love?

GIPHY

Ahhh, the world of GIFS *smiles longingly into the distance*

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Organisation

GOOGLE

Google has saved my life more times than I can count. From Urban Dictionary to Power Thesaurus to googling different things until my blog came up.Honestly so useful if I don’t understand words, or if I’m feeling pretentious and wanna use big words.

GMAIL

My Gmail is the biggest mess ever! Which is why I decided to get an organising app for my email so I use Polymail as well. And as soon as I see emails flying in I scroll through them and delete all the ones that don’t interest me or anything I know I won’t read. Recently though, I’ve started making folders just because I feel like that’ll  help sort out the mountain of emails I keep getting sent.

EVERNOTE

There was a point in my life where I would use Evernote everyday,but I don’t really use it anymore and just keep it around because it has a few blog post ideas and other bits and bobs that are important and are things I can’t be bothered to move. This app is amazing if you want to organise your life, there’s a voice note feature so you can even record your thoughts and ideas on-the-go.You can doodle and make to-do lists, add images and attachments: it really is the best organising app out there!

A PLANNER

Over the past few years I’ve bought countless planners, and notebooks in an attempt to be more organised. I used some of them for a few weeks before I got bored or I stopped because I missed a few months and hated seeing the many blank spaces in my planners. If there’s one thing I’ve learnt it’s that when you decide to use a planner, the most important thing is your system.

So my system focuses on reminding me of my goals and making sure I know that the tasks I see as pointless, are actually going to get me closer to achieving them.

**PS: For everyone who wanted to see a ‘How I organise my planner’ post, I’m waiting until school starts to write that because since I’m on holiday there’s not much I really need to do.

POWERPOINT

So I started using Powerpoint about a week ago to help me plan out all my blog posts and figure out  when I want to post. I literally just made a calendar and filled in blog posts I want to do and I feel like having it on Powerpoint is so much better than having it on Google Calendar (but that might just be my opinion because my life used to revolve around Google Calendar until I started hating it).

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APPS

AFTERLIGHT

Without a doubt this is my favourite editing app ever!MY LITERAL BAE! I use this to edit my blog and Instagram and the Dusty filter has changed me in ways I cannot even begin to explain.🙌

TWITTER

I.DON’T.UNDERSTAND.WHY.PEOPLE.DON’T.USE.TWITTER.

So I joined Twitter sometime last year, it’s probably one of my favourite apps next to Instagram or Pinterest! This is where I ask about the type of posts you’d like to see and share all my posts but it’s also a lot more insightful about my life than any of my Insta Stories, like you can tell exactly how I’m feeling just by looking at the type of posts I’ve been liking recently,overall this is probably one of the most used apps on my phone and my absolute favourite.

INSTAGRAM

So I have two Instagram accounts:

One for my blog

One for me

Either way, I spend a LOT more time on here than I should.

PLANOLY

This app has honestly, changed my Instagram for the better. I can visually plan,schedule or draft any photos I want to upload PLUS I can manage my stories as well! Honestly, this app is just so amazing!

BLOGLOVIN’

This app has brought in so many new followers, shoutout to my Bloglovin’ Babes  ✌🏽. I don’t use the app as  much as I should but I have been starting to use it a lot more in the past few weeks and I’m seeing a huge diference!

WORDPRESS

This one is pretty obvious, for those of you who don’t know I blog on WordPress. I tried out Wix for a bit but I wasn’t liking it and I decided to switch back. Honestly I don’t think there’s a better blogging platform out there than WordPress. All in all it’s up to you but I would DEFINITELY RECOMMEND WordPress.

INSTASIZE

This is yet another app I use for my photos, I don’t really use the app for anything over than to give my posts a white background but there are some really cool features I’ve been meaning to use. The only downside I can think of is the ads that constantly pop up because I don’t have Instasize Premium, other than that it’s a great app

WE HEART IT

If Pinterest had a baby it would be We Heart It😂. It’s my inspiration go to and (kinda random) but it’s the reason I’m learning Spanish. And you probably don’t care about that but We Heart It is phenomenal so you guys should definitely check it out if you haven’t already.

So I know this post was kinda long, but I hope this helped any new bloggers or just anyone in general. I love you guys so so much and you mean the world to me❤️

xxxChips

No impidas que se vaya pero haz que se arrepienta