Weekly Wishes #4


Hi guys! So today is week 4 of Weekly Wishes for me. Can you believe it’s been almost a month since we revived our blog?! Me neither. There have been periods of Wow, is anyone even reading this? but there have been more I love blogging, why did we even stop? moments. I’m learning things about blogging that I didn’t know before, finding great blogs to read and connecting with bloggers but most of all, I’m having fun writing so that’s good, right?

Anyway, today’s Weekly Wishes picture prompt is Innocence. I bet you’re looking at the peacock and wondering what could be so innocent about it. The story behind this photo is that a couple of years ago my mom decided to take us on a spontaneous day trip to the local bird park. Looking back at the pictures, a few years really makes that much of a difference. We were younger, more naive, more carefree with fewer major decisions to make and our biggest responsibility was school. Definitely reminds me of innocence.

A recap of last week’s wishes:

  1. Get things on my non-blogging list done. Okay, I probably worded this wrongly. I meant non-online list. How did I do? Poorly. You know that feeling when you know you should be cleaning up but thinking about it makes you tired and you procrastinate until a whole week is over? Yes, I confess, that was how I felt. I did manage to do small bits here and there but definitely not everything I planned on doing.
  2. Drink more water. This was a semi-success. For the first few days I was drinking enough to actually refill my bottle and then my mom needed to remind me to drink so there you go.
  3. Find easy, delicious recipes to make. I stalked Pinterest for recipes. I probably shouldn’t have done that while I was hungry, LOL. You can go over to my Pinterest account (please click this link, not the button on the sidebar because that account’s not updated) and check ’em out under the board Food. Warning: do not go there if you’re hungry right now. I actually did follow some of the recipes and they turned out better than expected. Skye is a big fan of the Caprese chicken that I made, yay! She even asked me to make it again this week.
  4. Build a light box. Yeah. Fail. Nuff said.
  5. Cheer on other bloggers’ ventures/projects. Hmm, I think I did quite well on this. I actually found more blogs in the process.


The Nectar Collective

This week’s wishes would be to:

  1. Again, get things on my non-online to-do list done.
  2. Leave more comment love especially on posts that I like and could lend my opinion to. I feel horribly awkward when leaving comments on other people’s blogs. Either many people have already commented and I feel like my comment wouldn’t make a difference or I feel like my opinion isn’t worthy of posting or I feel like I’m going off-topic and don’t want people to be like what is she talking about or I feel like I’m annoying people or something along those lines that make me hesitate to comment. What. is. wrong. with. me?
  3. Write more posts.
  4. Find a gift for my friend who is leaving for college in another country soon. Guys, help me out here please. What is small and practical but meaningful and says I appreciate your friendship, good luck in your endeavors overseas? I’m drawing a blank here.
  5. Cook more. Hopefully.

Whew. I think that’s enough for the week. What are your weekly wishes? Don’t forget to link up with Melyssa.


In case you missed them, here’s what we blogged about last week:

  • I picked a song from a rom-com as my song of the week.
  • I did a 20 things you should know about me post since I know we’re kind of ‘new’ to the blogosphere.
  • This ship inspired my Wordless Wednesday post.
  • Skye started her own weekly series called Adventures with Art – yay so proud of her! New and amateur artists are welcome to join her on her mission to acquire mad art skills. Leave her some encouragement! You know how hard it is when you’re just starting out and you have days when you feel like you’re not good enough, right?
  • I featured some of my favorite blogs in this post. I’m glad I made your day, guys. Keep rockin’ that keyboard and cranking out kickass posts.
  • Totally slipped my mind that it was Friday so I was unprepared for last week’s Fashionable Friday. Still, you can check out these outfits and tell me which one you’d most likely pick.
  • Our ‘major’ news came out on Saturday. Hopefully you will embrace the change and find us more relatable(?).
  • Last but not least, my 2nd post in the series Overcoming Anger and Stress.

Wow, did we really blog that much last week?! Crazy. If you enjoy reading most of our posts, wait for more this week. 😀

Have a great Monday, everyone!


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16 thoughts on “Weekly Wishes #4

  1. Leaving more comments is on my list for this week too, I feel the same as you when it comes to leaving comments.
    What about getting a nice photo frame and putting a picture of your and your friend in it for her, other than that I’m drawing a bit of a blank other than some sort of overseas survival kit.

    • I’m not the only one? Thank goodness. Ugh I always feel so inadequate when commenting.
      A photo frame is a good idea.. why didn’t I think of that? Thanks for the suggestion !

  2. I’m glad you’ve been enjoying your blogging ‘comeback’! 🙂 And you really have no reason to feel awkward about commenting on other people’s posts – I’m sure I’m speaking for a lot of bloggers when I’m saying that I love receiving all sorts of comments, because what could be greater than having people interact with your content and noticing that they actually care about what I am writing? Plus, it’s great way to make friends, especially when you’re newer to the blogging game. 😉

    Good luck with your goals!

    • You’re so sweet Melanie! I have been trying not to be so self-conscious when commenting. And you’re right – my posts are so long and when people actually bother reading till the end and leaving a meaningful comment, I’m always thrilled. Thank you for leaving such wise words !

  3. Raine, you are awesome! Though I’m bummed to hear about the light box fail but hopefully you’ll figure out a way to make it work! Leaving comments is also super awkward for me but every time I do I am always amazed at the interaction that comes from my act of comment love. Also, since I love getting comments I figured I needed to give some good vibes back to the blogging world. And it is now super fun!

    • Hi Amy! I’m glad I’m not the only awkward one, haha. I feel the same when people reply to my comment with such love and gratitude! I’ll have to conquer my self-esteem issues and start leaving more comment love.
      I don’t think the light box is going to be built any time soon though. 😛

    • Hi Kayli! Uber late reply I know. Sorry! I can’t believe I missed out on replying to 2 comments, argh. I’m great at making lists but terrible at actually following them. Thank you for coming by and good luck to you too!

  4. Finding easy recipes sans Pinterest is on my list, too! I refuse to set up an account there and get addicted to one other thing online, but I feel like it is the perfect place to find easy recipes! Wah!
    I need to use up some ground pork I have chilling around in my fridge…
    Britt @ One&20

    • Hey Britt! I’ve only recently hopped on the Pinterest bandwagon but I do still Google for recipes and go to non-Pinterest sites. It’s great – looking for recipes!
      Haha, I know tons of people who are addicted to Pinterest and I can see why but I’m not one of them. In fact I always forget to log in. >< Mmm what did you get around to making with that ground pork?

  5. One of my recent blog goals has been to leave more comments too. For some reason I tend to read tons of posts but never leave comments. It’s hard to get used to..but I’m working on it!

    I’m also working on drinking more water too! It really helps with weight loss and appetite issues.

    Happy Monday!!

    • Me too! I read a lot of posts but I always hesitate to comment. Need to work on this!
      I’m guilty. I really should drink more water.
      Thank you for coming by and have a great day!

  6. Honestly comment all the time!
    I use to be like you and would never comment, or if I did I would think no body would read it. What changed my views was when I started getting comments myself.
    My wish for this week is to comment on every ones blog who has linked up to Weekly Wishes.
    I find it so rewarding to leave comments and feedback so I strongly recommend it.
    Hey I’ll let you into a secret as I’ve not published a post about this, but I was contacted yesterday by a website who had seen my comment on a blog and now want me to write for them.
    So comment away, you never know where it might lead you to!

    • ah I’m sorry for the late reply! I truly appreciate your comment and your advice. Yes, I will definitely try to comment more. It is rewarding to receive feedback – I love it myself. That’s wonderful news that you were contacted to write for a company!
      Thank you for leaving such an encouraging and inspiring comment Becky! <3

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