• December Wrap Up

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    Hello Blogging world!

    I have returned from the middle of the earth with a new blog post. Hope you all had a lovely Christmas/Holiday 🙂
    I am getting back into the roll of things now so let me update you on a few things that have been going on this month!

    WHAT I READ IN DECEMBER

    Also there is a possibility I read all 3 of these books in a 36 hour time period… don’t think I’ve read that much… ever.

    Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur – ★★★★★
    I’m a sucker for a good poem/ poem book and fell in love with everything in this one. Every page was absolutely beautiful. Got through it in an hour. The way the author divided it up into 4 different and important subjects made me love it more.

    Until Friday Night by Abbi Glines  – ★★★★★
    This novel was actually so interesting.
    Not going to go much further because there is definitely going to be a book review coming!

    Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon-★★★★★
    THAT PLOT TWIST! PEOPLE!!! THIS ACTUALLY TORE ME HEART OUT. BOOK REVIEW COMING! AHH

    WHAT MOVIES/TELEVISION SHOWS I WATCHED

    Greys Anatomy – Last time I talked about this I was on the 5th season at the beginning of November. I am now on season 10, the only reason I slowed down is because SCHOOL BE KILLING ME RN. Honestly if you have debated watching it please do… I beg of you. You will be hooked.

    Gilmore Girls Revival – Gilmore girls over the years has become such a large part of me and my family’s lives because it is a show you just hold onto and remember. I have most likely watched all 7 seasons 5 times… not even kidding. When the revival came out I WAS PUMPED. Took me a few days to get to it because I needed the time to watch them all in one day and it was great reliving it. BUT SERIOUSLY WHAT THE FRICK THEY NEED A SEASON 2 I WILL BEG ON MY KNEES IF NEED BE.. SERIOUSLY THOSE PEOPLE CANT LEAVE US WITH THAT CLIFF HANGER… THE CHEEK OF THEM.

    The Imitation Game – I got recommended this several times over the past few months and normally I’m not one for war time setting movies but this was actually incredible. I loved it.

    Dear Santa – OBVIOUSLY this was included in my list. Its not christmas unless you watch this movie. ALL TIME FAVOURITE CHRISTMAS MOVIE.

    Annie – See this movie came out like 2 years ago and I just never got around to watching it. But I watched it today and honestly… ehhh.. I love Cameron Diaz but sorry this just was not a good role for her. Everything else though… honestly perfection. I’m a sucker for Annie.

    WHAT I DID IN DECEMBER

    Went to a mother daughter winter tea- Sounds absolutely prissy and strange but… actually nope can’t even deny that HAH. Thought the cucumber sandwiches were good hahaha!!

    Attended my schools semi formal – Went with a small group of my friends because I had never gone to one before. Lets just say it was held on the coldest Canadian night and I was in a dress… ahh. *Insert actually the grossest picture of myself, just did this to entertain you and get you laughing at that face hahahahah*

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    Had the 4th annual gingerbread house building event with my best friends-

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    Visited my grandparents on Christmas Eve- Always quite an adventure.. All documented on my snapchat btw.. be sure to check out @AwkwardLauryn on snap to see my further endeavours.

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    LASTLY LOTS OF EDITING… LIKE TONS –  For my film and media class I had to film a video and edit it myself (which isn’t that different from what I normally do but I was dumb and chose to put the pressure on the editing side.)so it took up a good two weeks…. OH DANG THAT REMINDS ME! I HAVE A BLACK WALL IN MY ROOM NOW.
    If you are wondering what I’m talking about you can check out my two newest videos right here!

    Christmas 2016 | Short Film

    Change | Visual Poem

    FAV BLOGGERS/ BLOG POSTS FROM THIS MONTH.

    Okay I know this is horrible.. but I have none… for either. Blogging has been on the back burner for the past month and a half.  JUST stress.. worst excuse I know. But Senior year really is pretty tough.. especially with MATH BLEH.

    TRUST ME I’M COMING BACK! LOOK OUT FOR MY NEXT BLOG POST! NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS! OUT DECEMBER 30th 🙂

    In the meantime have a great rest of the week!
    xoxo

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  • 10 Movies You MUST Watch Before You Die!

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    Hey everybody! Yes I had a wonderful 10 day break from the blog thanks for asking hah… but really everyone needs a break sometimes! But LOOK! I’m back!! Happy November btw!

    Alright so all my life I’ve grown up in a family that enjoys their movie nights… maybe a little too much. Everyone here has their own favourite genres and movies that they want to watch so usually it ends up with us fighting over what to do. So over the years I have watched wayyy to many different types of movies. I also know a lot of you guys are probably movie addicts aswell so I thought I would share my weird knowledge on this stuff.
    Anyway if you’re looking for a movie to watch you have definitely come to the right place haha!

    Here are 10 movies you MUST watch before you die… in no particular order!

    #1 . Ruby Sparks.
    ALSO KNOWN AS MY ALL TIME FAVOURITE MOVIE.. well for now anyway… it tends to change.. a lot.

    Ruby sparks is about:
    “Young author Calvin Weir-Fields (Paul Dano), once a literary darling, who is having trouble composing his next novel. Following a therapist’s advice, Calvin pulls out an old manual typewriter and creates a vivacious, flame-haired woman he dubs Ruby Sparks (Zoe Kazan). Overnight, Ruby leaps from the page into Calvin’s home as a real flesh-and-blood woman. And, what’s more, she’s unaware that she’s actually a fictional character and that her actions and feelings are dictated by whatever Calvin writes.”

    I absolutely love everything about this movie. Its such a unique idea and being somewhat of a writer myself I enjoyed the whole concept! This is more of a Romance/Comedy/Fantasy type of movie if you are interested in that!

    #2 . The Lake House.

    This will forever be one of my favourite movies. I first watched this when I was pretty young maybe 7 or 8 and it has stuck with me.

    The Lake House is about:
    “A lonely doctor (Sandra Bullock), who once lived in a beautiful lakeside home, falls in love via letters with its latest resident, a frustrated architect (Keanu Reeves). When they discover that they are living two years apart, the pair must unravel the mystery behind their incredible romance.”

    This movie is so interesting and yet still kind of gives you the “what the heck is going on” type of feeling.. not in a bad way. Its just so.. DIFFERENT?! This is more of a Romance/Drama/Fantasy type of movie.

    #3 . Dear Santa. 

    Okay this is my favourite christmas movie, not real with the whole “Elf” trend. Been watching this one for years! So quirky and cute!

    Dear Santa is about:
    “Crystal, a rich party girl, finds a little girl’s letter to Santa asking for a new mother, and she vows to win over the father and daughter before the holidays.”

    Just give this movie a chance! 100% you will love it! This is more of a Drama.

    #4. The Fundamentals of Caring.

    My god one of the funniest movies I have ever watched also it has Selena Gomez in it and you can’t turn down a Selena Gomez movie!

    The Fundamentals of Caring is about : “A writer (Paul Rudd) retires after a personal tragedy and becomes a disabled teen’s caregiver. When the two embark on an impromptu road trip, their ability to cope is tested as they start to understand the importance of hope and friendship.”

    So funny seeing the two of them banter back and forth! This is more of a Drama/Comedy.

    #5. Parent Trap.

    Now if you didn’t watch this growing up I’m gonna assume you lived under a rock. Thought for the longest time that Lindsay Lohan actually had a twin… obviously I was dumb.

    Parent Trap is about:
    “Twins Annie and Hallie (Lindsay Lohan) are strangers until happenstance unites them. The preteen girls’ divorced parents, Nick (Dennis Quaid) and Elizabeth (Natasha Richardson), are living on opposite sides of the Atlantic, each with one child. After meeting at camp, American Hallie and British-raised Annie engineer an identity swap, giving both the chance to spend time with the parent they’ve missed. If the scheme works, it might just make the family whole again.”

    Just watch it even if you already have, AHH MEMORIES! This is a Comedy/Romance/Drama/Family film.

    #6. Accepted.

    Hilarious movie. Thats all I have to say! After watching this even I wanted to go to that college! haha!

    Accepted is about:
    “After receiving his latest college rejection letter, senior Bartleby Gaines devises a novel way to fool everyone into thinking he is college-bound: Open his own university. Bartleby and his similarly stymied friends take over an abandoned building, create a fake Web site, hire a friend’s uncle to pose as the dean, and — presto — a school is born. However, they do their jobs too well, and soon many other rejects try to gain admittance to the nonexistent South Harmon Institute of Technology.”

    This is a Comedy movie.

    #7. Back to the future ( THE WHOLE FREAKING TRILOGY!)

    This is definitely one of those movies you cannot skip. An ABSOLUTE CLASSIC!

    Back to the future is about:
    “1980s sci-fi classic, small-town California teen Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) is thrown back into the ’50s when an experiment by his eccentric scientist friend Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) goes awry. Traveling through time in a modified DeLorean car, Marty encounters young versions of his parents (Crispin Glover, Lea Thompson), and must make sure that they fall in love or he’ll cease to exist. Even more dauntingly, Marty has to return to his own time and save the life of Doc Brown.”

    You have to watch all three, they are so amazing. This is a Comedy/Action/Science fiction/Fantasy film.

    #8. In your eyes.

    MY GOSH THIS IS GREAT.. well all the movies listed so far have been great by wow. I watched this movie with my sister and in the end we were both shocked by how good and engaging this movie was!

    In your eyes is about:
    “Two seemingly unconnected souls from different corners of the United States make a telepathic bond that allows them to see, hear and feel the other’s experiences, creating a bond that apparently can’t be broken.”

    This is a Romance/Fantasy/Comedy.

    #9. What If (The F word) 

    Have watched this movie at least 3 times, definitely a great one..  probably because of Daniel Radcliffe but thats besides the point haha!

    What If is about:
    “Wallace, who is burned out from a string of failed relationships, forms an instant bond with Chantry, who lives with her longtime boyfriend. Together, they puzzle out what it means if your best friend is also the love of your life.”

    This is a Romantic Comedy/ Drama.

    #10. The Age of Adeline.

    Such a beautiful movie! Blake lively is so great in this one! Had to watch it again!

    The Age of Adeline is about:
    “Adaline Bowman (Blake Lively) has miraculously remained a youthful 29 years of age for nearly eight decades, never allowing herself to get close to anyone lest they discover her secret. However, a chance encounter with a charismatic philanthropist named Ellis Jones (Michiel Huisman) reawakens Adaline’s long-suppressed passion for life and romance. When a weekend with Ellis’ parents threatens to expose the truth, Adaline makes a decision that changes her life forever.”

    This is a Romance/Fantasy/Drama.

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    Hope you have found one you haven’t seen before, or if you’ve seen them all.. YOU ARE FREAKING AMAZING!

    Let me know in the comments if you have seen any of these and what you think!?
    Have a great weekend!

    xoxo

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  • October Wrap Up!

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    WRAP UP TIME! *Happy Halloween BTW*

    So I love to read these types of posts and I used to do something like this but you know what I want to make it more of a thing here so… GUESS THIS IS THE START!

    WHAT I READ IN OCTOBER 

    Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella– ★★★★★ (MY REVIEW!)
    Absolutely LOVED this book. Was so into it that I got through it within a day and a bit!
    SO GOOD a must read!

    How My Summer Went Up In Flames by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski – ★★★☆☆
    Interesting read, there were so many ways the book could have gone and it made wonder what the author was going to do. Honestly a little disappointed in the end but a good read between classes!

    What Movies/Television Shows I Watched 

    Greys Anatomy – I literally started Greys on the first of this month and I am on the 5th episode of the 5th season, If that doesn’t explain how much I LOVE IT, I don’t know what will. Seriously people if you are one of the final people on earth who have not got a look at McDreamy then you are missing out
    Be somebody– Honestly only watched this movie because It had vine star Matthew Espinosa. Although I did really enjoy it and was surprised by his acting skills this movie reminded of Starstruck also known as the movie I watched at age 10 hah (ANYONE ELSE FIND THE SIMILARITIES UNCANNY)
    Halloween Town #1,#2 – Come on you can’t go through October without watching Halloween town! Still one of my faves!
    ATM – My sister literally made me watch this movie Saturday night, It was a good movie and very tense. Also Josh Peck was in it so instantly I was intrigued of course 😉 If your looking for more of a thriller rather than horror this is for you.

    What I did in October 

    BUFFER FESTIVAL – Although this month was mainly focused on school (and greys of course) I was lucky enough to get my hands on tickets to the Daily Vlogger Screening at Buffer Fest in Toronto this month! Got to go see people like Shay Carl, Estee Lalonde, Jenna Marbles, Julien Solomita, Louis Cole and so many other amazing creators! Had a great time and even saw a woman with her pug in a stroller, you know typical Toronto things haha

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    Favourite Bloggers of October

    Abbiee from Abbiee Music Blog – SHE IS HONESTLY ONE OF THE BEST WRITERS OUT THERE, I always love to see what this girl comes up with, been following her blog for maybe 4-5 months now and love to see her posts show up in my inbox. Also CAN I MENTION HOW CONSISTENT AT POSTING THIS GIRL IS!?!?! HOWWWW DO YOU DO IT??
    Rachel from A Silver Mess – I have so much praise for this girl! First of all her blog photography!? Wow, Rachel its so beautiful, just love to go and stalk your instagram sometimes… wow that sounds horrible.. YOUR PHOTOS ARE GORGEOUS LETS SAY THAT AND MOVE ON BEFORE I SOUND LIKE A LUNATIC! Love Rachels writing, I can 100% relate to all of it as we are going through the same type of Senior STUFF haha!

    Grace from Totally Graced – Girl I see you commenting 😉 Absolutely love reading your comments and going through your blog, YOUR GIFS GIVE ME LIFE hah <3 PLEASE check her out!

    BLOG POSTS OF THIS MONTH!

    Alright so I have been trying my hardest basically all month to do 2 days a week of blog posts. I think I have successfully made it through.. 3 weeks. wow… thats a lot I am shocked. I am never this consistent *High fives self*
    Anyway here are the Highlights!

    Who is Lauryn?+Announcement!
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    Book Review | Finding Audrey
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    How To Survive NaNoWriMo!

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    How To Get Through A Bad Day

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    xoxo

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  • Things that make me happy.. | 42-52 |

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    HAPPY FRIDAY EVERYONE!

    Hope you’re all having a lovely day! Got some more things that make me happy to add to the list! Hope you enjoy and feel free to go back and look at my previous posts in my “Things that make me happy” series! Be sure to leave something that makes YOU happy in the comments!

    42.BOOKSTORES. (I HAVE NO IDEA WHY I DID NOT INCLUDE THIS SOONER?!)
    43.Midnight snacks (Thanks mom for bringing home fries at 12:30 last night you rock *wink wink*)
    44.Listening to people talk about what they love.
    45.Chai Tea Lattes ( Really can never go wrong with those!)
    46.Greys Anatomy (….I think I have an obsession…)
    47.Seeing other people with curly hair like me. (Its like we’ve already got a bond even though there is a 99.7  percent chance we haven’t talked before…)
    48.Watching movies with my sister. (Even though she has horrible taste in them.. sorry Emma)
    49.GIANT EMPTY SPACES (Fields, rooms, roads, you name it I love to just be stupid in them!)
    50. Oceans/Lakes (They are so dang peaceful to watch… I feel really typical for saying that but you know its true!)
    51.When teachers let you out of class a little earlier than normal (DUDE U ROCK, I WILL TELL MY CHILDREN AND MY CHILDREN’S CHILDREN ABOUT YOU HAHA)
    52.Long Weekends (Thank you school system for making today a P.A. Day hahah)

    xoxo

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