just to say hello // a reminder

warning – graphic-less post ahead

Hi! I’m still not sure about the internet situation while I’m away – so this is a friendly reminder that I may not post. Just a heads up ๐Ÿ˜‰

Also, if you could leave some comments for a q+a I’m thinking of doing, that would be amazing! I’ll try and respond to them, but if I don’t have wifi, I don’t have access to all your lovely comments. Meaning I can’t reply ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ

Looking forward to hearing all your questions! When I get back I’ll be doing a little recap of my holiday (including the destination!) – obviously no pics though.


– don’t stress out if I don’t post – I’m not dead, just wifi-less

– questions for a q+a would be greatly appreciated! I’ll take anything ๐Ÿ™‚

Rhi xxx


halloween haul! ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ ft. lots and lots of candy. lots. ๐Ÿ˜œ

On Wednesday night I was extremely productive. I went to an activity (4-5.30) and still managed to get ready and meet my friends at a local park by 6pm. That’s not too bad!

But onto the actual point of this post. A halloween haul! If seeing this much chocolate is going to torture you, now is a good time to grab some of YOUR halloween candy. Or here *passes fantale*

Done? Good. Be prepared for a LOT of photos, I did EXTREMELY WELL.


a quick glance at my total stash. note: there was more, but i gave some away to my dad and friends


some red things. one house was giving away FULL-SIZE choc bars – I gave it to my dad though since I don’t really like fruit and nut.

lollipops. i know the chupa chups will be good, but i’m not so sure about the wizz fizz…

two very delicious (i’ve eaten the milk one by now… i’m saving the milk s’mores!) squares of chocolate

chewy lollies. one of my friends quint has this big thing about not saying candy – to the point where everytime i say it i feel guilty! the sherbies look interesting…


random assortment ๐Ÿ˜‚



we used these for a game we played at my party… the same one mentioned in my october recap (I can’t link for some strange reason…)

a pretty rainbow of chocolate and lollies ๐Ÿญ

Well, that concludes my little haul! I did pretty well, don’t ya think?

Did you go trick-or-treating? What did you go as?

farewell, rhiana

october wrap up // no ideas

Hello! Umm, I don’t really know what I’m doing, but this is a recap. Of October. As it so nicely says in the title. I just died of mortification and lack-of-words-syndrome

Let’s start again.

Hi! Welcome back to another monthly recap post!

f a v o u r i t e s ~

+ painnt (read my not-really review there)

+ books {lola offline//fan art//what if it’s us}

+ board game making (as a school project, but it’s still fun! I created a game a little while ago for my birthday – to play with friends. We all enjoyed it, so I used that idea to make the game!)

+ halloween ๐Ÿ‘ป ย prep (I’m going as a twin goth girl with one of my friends – wish me luck for trick or treating tonight!) (a haul shall be arriving per your request on Saturday)

+ stealing mini packets of cereal

+ dying my hair red again!

+ having TATBILB suck – I didn’t finish the book, but am going to watch the movie!

+ table tennis (we got a table! My dad and I have also been playing ‘air tennis’ – where the ball never actually hits the table ๐Ÿ˜‚ …)

+ singing & creating playlists

+ writing songs with Abbi

+ re-watching a TON of gilmore girls

+ putting off writing this post ๐Ÿ˜‚

+ meeting at a local park with friends

+ all the halloween candy!

+ the good place season three episode ‘jeremy bearimy’ย ๐Ÿ˜‚ย ๐Ÿ˜‚ย “the i broke me. the, the dot on the i, it broke me” (I love Chidi so so much)

+ songs {seeย my playlist}

+ quote “You got shanghaied into a gig as the Grim Reaper because the afterlife was running low on skilled social workers?!” – A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares, Krystal Sutherland. Sugar cookies I love that quote.

+ font – I have no clue. Too many good onesย ๐Ÿ˜‰

g o a l s ~

Umm, so I basically am going to quit doing the goals section of my recap. And posts list. Basically, I’m cutting out everything except for favourites, and I’ll be adding in outfits of the month. ๐Ÿ˜‰ BUT I may as well round it off with my last month goals.

re-dye my hair //ย yes; take lots of photos on holidayย // YES DEFINITELY; write a lot of posts in downtime // uh, sure, why not?!ย ; comment on a post a/every second day (try) // who the salted caramel knows; write another 2-5 chapters of a story Iโ€™ve been working on (just for fun, and theyโ€™re short chaptersโ€ฆso I think Iโ€™ll make it) // nope; read to all the boys I’ve loved before + watch the movie //ย I did neither. #productivity;ย go sugar free for a period of time //ย  yes! two flexible weeksย ๐Ÿ˜‰ย 

I got 4. Out of 6, and two of those were halves. (I fully did two). Wow. Nice one Rhi *slow clap*

p o s t s . i . p l a n n e d ~

Again, a finale for this month!

share my entire bujo // yes!ย ; collab! (I have one planned, kinda) // no, they went on a hiatus ๐Ÿ˜ฆย ; aesthetics/colour palettes/mood boards // in my drafts folder half completed!; tags //ย one. I repeat, ONE.ย ; best fonts/combinations // no, in fact I entirely forgot about this idea! I’m keeping it for next month ahaha; geek girl // ย nope-a-doodle; some short book reviews // yas I did two go me whoo hooo!; other stuff I donโ€™t know yet ๐Ÿ˜ƒย //ย well I obviously did that.

p o s t s . o f . t h e . l a s t . m o n t h ~

I will obviously be continuing this.

  1. stick auctions // ft. laughter, random calligraphy, and of course stick collecting
  2. the liebster award // ft. latin, split lips, and technicalities
  3. october journal // out of this world
  4. shades of pink // ft. songs + more songs + weird colour associations
  5. FIRST BOOK REVIEW!!! // because youโ€™ll never meet me
  6. fan art // ft. me screaming about this book READ IT PLEASE
  7. painnt // photo filter app + announcements

Seven. Not too bad.

u p d a t e s + a n n o u n c e m e n t s ~

So. I’m doing things differently this month (aka I HAVE NO CLUE PLEASE HELP) and I have literally no clue how this’ll work from now on. If you wake up to my next recap and it’s also a mess, I profusely apologise. Maybe I’ll just do favourites. WHO THE VANILLA BEAN KNOWS?!?! (Yes, I say that.)

Also sorry for not including any images. It’s sad, I know.

Thanks for reading through this absolute disaster of a post xox


painnt // photo filter app + announcements

No, I didn’t spell ‘Painnt’ wrong. That’s the name of the app.

How are y’all? Good? I’m glad. Me? Well, I’m even happier now that I’ve discovered this app.

DISCLAIMER: This is not a sponsored post. I’m purely posting this to spread the word about the AWESOME app known as Painnt.


Iโ€™m so sorry for all the terrible image stuff lately. I promise theyโ€™ll get better ๐Ÿ˜Š

Today is a bit of a mixed up post – I’ll be sharing a bit of photos, and also at the end a few announcements. PLEASE READ THEM ๐Ÿ˜‰

I’ll be starting off with this app. I LOVE IT. Here are a few photos I’ve edited with it:

note – all photos are from unsplash or pexels unless otherwise specified.

The one above is mine – MINE. Please do not steal it without crediting to me.


I also (just as a bonus) chose to make a quick video of how I edited one of them! If it doesn’t load, head over to the website!


It was one of the first few I ever did, so there was quite a bit of experimentation!


  1. I’m changing my schedule. AGAIN. To once a week – Saturday mornings. There will, however, be the occasional post on Wednesday’s ๐Ÿ˜‰
  2. I’m changing my blog design… either on the New Year or for November. WHAT DO YOU GUYS WANT?!
  3. Do you guys want a Halloween haul? (Chocolate wise)
  4. I just realised I’m going to be posting this coming Wednesday for my October wrap up. So much for the new schedule ๐Ÿ˜‚I promise you won’t see a post from me the Wednesday after ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‚
  5. Oh, and I’ll be away without WiFi for a few weeks in November (I’m going away) so you won’t see a post from me then either!

Five announcements is probably plenty, don’t’cha think?! Please comment on the couple of questions I’ve asked you guys (Halloween haul post? and new design – now or new year?) – and have a lovely week! I’ll see you guys on Thursday for a wrap up, October’s gone so fast!

fan art // ft. me screaming about this book READ IT PLEASE

THIS BOOK IS INCREDIBLE. just had to say that ๐Ÿ˜‰

Title – Fan Art

Author – Sarah Tregay

Publication Date – ??

Started/Finished – Tuesday16th/Wednesday17th

Rating – FIVE โญ๏ธ

I adored this book so so much. I’ve convinced friends to read it, I kissed it’s pages at one point (it was a library book, so not literally. but I wanted to so, so bad). I’m an avid supporter of this book.

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synopsis (fromย goodreads)…

Senior year is almost over, and Jamie Peterson has a big problem. Not collegeโ€”thatโ€™s all set. Not promโ€”heโ€™ll find a date somehow. No, itโ€™s the worst problem of all: heโ€™s fallen for his best friend.

As much as Jamie tries to keep it under wraps, everyone seems to know where his affections lie, and the giggling girls in art class are determined to help Jamie get together with Mason. But Jamie isnโ€™t sure if thatโ€™s what he wantsโ€”because as much as Jamie would like to come clean to Mason, what if the truth ruins everything? What if there are no more road trips, taco dinners, or movie nights? Does he dare risk a childhood friendship for romance?

This book is about what happens when a picture reveals what we canโ€™t say, when art is truer than life, and how falling in love is easy, except when itโ€™s not. Fan Art explores the joys and pains of friendship, of pressing boundaries, and how facing our worst fears can sometimes lead us to what we want most.


basic review…


  • Mason was adorable
  • Gumshoe was the best ever
  • I loved the ending oh my gosh it was the best
  • Those two kissing is incredible
  • And Eden’s drawing was so cute I could imagine it so well with Jamie’s messy hair and Mason just being adorable
  • Challis’ comic was moving (I basically cried)
  • I also cried when Jamie talked to his mum about not coming out to Mason yet
  • I cried a lot in this book (for me)
  • Mason was so adorable
  • Poor Bahti, thinking someone loves her and then finding out it was all a ruse
  • The only thing I didn’t like is that there isn’t going to be a sequel. BUT THERE IS GOOD REASON
  • Not bad, huh.
    Also Stan was amazing
    He threw a pride party HOW COOL (and embarrassing)IS THAT?!?!
    Have I mentioned Mason was adorable yet?!



The plot was a tad predicatable. But nonetheless I loved it still. In how the predictability plays out though… very unpredictable. Overall I loved it ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ

rating – 4.5 โญ๏ธ


The characters made the story. Eden was probably my favourite, but Mason definitely too. Also Challis. And how can I forget Jamie OH THERE ARE TOO MANY GREAT CHARACTERS! Watching different relationships (friendships AND romances) grow and get broken and JAMIE WAS THE SWEETEST EVER

rating – six-even-though-I-can-only-give-it-five-but-who-cares-this-is-my-blog โญ๏ธ

cover art…


I loved it. The heart was a perfectly done inside joke (although I would’ve liked if the rest of the cover was entirely black and white) And I’m a sucker for aesthetic brush fonts.

rating – six โญ๏ธ

AVERAGE RATING – 5.5 โญ๏ธ

I just realised that was my second book review in a week! Of course it takes me this long to get around to doing one, and then I bombard you with them *shrugs* Be prepared for lots of bookish content, because after reading new books I’ve been writing reviews. Of course, these have all been scheduled, so I only post them a week after I’ve read the book!

Thanks for sticking around ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ

Rhi xxxx

FIRST BOOK REVIEW!!! // because youโ€™ll never meet me

Title – Because You’ll Never Meet Me

Author – Leah Thomas

Publication Date: 2nd June 2015

Started/Finished Reading – two days! (started on Sunday 14th, finished Monday 15th)

Rating – 4 โญ๏ธ

Hello! Today… (drumroll please) I shall present… my first ever book review! I’ve been wanting to do this for a while, but I have to write the review pretty soon after I finish the book (this is a scheduled post ahaha) or I forget. A lot.

Let’s jump straight into it!

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synopsis (from goodreads)…

Ollie and Moritz are best friends, but they can never meet. Ollie is allergic to electricity. Contact with it causes debilitating seizures. Moritzโ€™s weak heart is kept pumping by an electronic pacemaker. If they ever did meet, Ollie would seize. But Moritz would die without his pacemaker. Both hermits from society, the boys develop a fierce bond through letters that become a lifeline during dark timesโ€”as Ollie loses his only friend, Liz, to the normalcy of high school and Moritz deals with a bully set on destroying him.

A story of impossible friendship and hope under strange circumstances, this debut is powerful, dark and humorous in equal measure. These extraordinary voices bring readers into the hearts and minds of two special boys who, like many teens, are just waiting for their moment to shine.


my overall review…

I loved this book. (I give most books a 3.75, but this one got a 4 ๐Ÿ˜‚) The growing friendship between Ollie and Moritz was heart wrenching, and MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD!!!!

  • The literal ending with Oliver coming to (assumed) meet Mo is incredible. More on the actual ending later.
  • And the laboratory *shudders* HOW CAN SOMEONE DREAM UP SOMETHING LIKE THAT!?!?!?
  • ย Moritz being thrown in there by Auburn-Stache (I’m just going to call him AS now) OH MY POOR BABY

the story…

I thought the story developed quite slowly – while a few of the letters throughout provided intense backfill/info, all the information came in a rush at the end in my opinion. It worked with the story though – Leah couldn’t have given more away earlier, so it was difficult. The storyline was extremely well thought out, however – so I have to give Leah some kudos for that.

The end didn’t really work. It was a friendship-comedy (oh yes, I loved how it was friendship over romance!) (although I do quite like romantic stories. a lot) (with contemporary bits) the whole way through, and then suddenly changed to sci-fi? What?! I won’t spoil it, but the ending is weird. REALLY WEIRD.

rating – 3.5 โญ๏ธ


OH I LOVED THEM!! Moritz was my baby though (out of the main two). Favourite out of all, you ask? Definitely Fieke. She was just… I can’t describe her without spoilers, so I’ll leave it for you to find out.

rating – 4.5 โญ๏ธ

setting (where was it?)….

The setting of the story – the lab, forest (SPOILER –

how clever was the fence finding!?!?!


and school was all thoroughly thought out, and yeah – I ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ the setting.

rating – 4 โญ๏ธ

cover art…

9781408862629The power lines really made sense, but the rest was not really in line with the story

(no rating)

AVERAGE RATING – โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ (4)

I’m out. That was exhausting. I’ll see y’all on Wednesday! (I’m going away without wifi though… so while I’ve scheduled my next post, it may not appear until Thursday sometime)

Rhi xo

shades of pink // ft. songs + more songs + weird colour associations


They are just a few of the shades of pink I’ll be covering. Just to clear that up!

Recently I created a new playlist (as I sometimes do – this one was #9) – and as I was listening to it on a longish drive we did (just under 3 hours!), I started to randomly think of a colour I connected with the song. Let me just say A LOT of those songs were shades of pink. Then I started to think of other pink songs. Then I thought about creating a blog post. Then I started to type this up. Then

Without further ado, here is my ‘shades of pink’ playlist, complete with little paint swatches to symbolise the colour. It took me forever – what with going between different apps, cropping, etc!

*and yes, I know a few of these are borderline red/purple. please ignore that.

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Yep! Here the songs are in list from, just in case the photo isn’t loading. Alternatively, you could head on over to the website!

*I forgot to credit myself on the image… just give all credits to me if you are sharing please!

+ say my name // destiny’s child

+ peroxide // nina nesbitt (on the picture it is meant to be ‘peroxide’ with the ‘i’!)

+ piece by piece // kelly clarkson

+ four pink walls // alessia cara

+ breathin’ // ariana grande

+ ocean eyes // billie eilish

+ jar of hearts // christina perri

+ paper thin // astrid.s

+ your song // rita ora

+ pon de replay // rihanna

screenshot (16)and that’s a wrap folks!

what did you think of my playlist? have you heard any of the songs? more importantly, do you like them?! would you like more playlists?ย tell me in the comments please!

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october journal // out of this world

Before we begin I just want to say sorry for not posting Wednesday. There was this thing called LIFE. (Essentially going-back-to-school-and-being-really-busy-so-this-isn’t-even-a-scheduled-post-like-normal)

Looking at the title, take a guess about this post. And the theme for my October journal. (I figured you knew that much ๐Ÿ˜‚)


I forgot to put @ marshmallow harmonies on there. Oh well, just credit it to me please! I’m really reminding myself of a sloth today ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜‚

For the sake of simplicity and also time because I want to get back to watching Gilmore Girls I will only be doing a short explanation for each. It’ll be a bit of a boring post I’m afraid.

Oh yeah, sorry for the terrible editing. I didn’t have enough time to find a editor that could blur, so I just used markup in photos. (I use an iPad mini) IF ANYBODY KNOWS AN EDITOR LET ME KNOW PLEASE!

This is pretty self explanatory- I forgot to do a title page so I just squeezed October down the side there. I gotta say, it’s some of my best calligraphy work! I added a little ‘space/galaxy’ quote at the bottom (great book btw), a little birthdays section, and yeah.

I didn’t care too much about covering up the goals – I already mentioned them in my september recap post. This was a pretty simple media page.

A blog page… with ideas ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ The blogosphere section was for me to write down any good posts to use in recap!

Finally, my trackers page. I got bored of having to colour ONE or two or three boxes only for my mood tracker, so I just did something else.

There was also a brain dump page, but there are too many scribbles on it to cover up ๐Ÿ˜‚

That’s it! Sorry for the extremely short post guys ๐Ÿ˜ญ See you on Wednesday/maybe Saturday!

xo, rhi

see, that’s how lazy I’m being. Not even using my signoff ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ

the liebster award // ft. latin, split lips, and technicalities

A new award! It’s been so long!

As you all know (if you read my recap post), in October I plan to conquer my ever growing list of tags. I have so many to do – plus general nominations that look like fun! Today I shall be tackling the Liebster Award!

Thank you to Anna who kindly nominated me for this! (Technically I kind of nominated myself… it makes more sense when you read the post she did!)

Oh yes – I’m sorry my images have no ‘real structure’ to them. I’m trying to figure out some fonts I like and would be happy with to become regular, if you know what I mean.

1. What haircut do you have?

Reasonably longish (10cm past shoulders??? Maybe 13) with a fringe that I try to not sweep to the side too much. But when my hair is dirty, it’s another story.

2. What is your favorite animal?

Fox. 100% ๐ŸฆŠ๐ŸฆŠ๐ŸฆŠ๐ŸฆŠ๐ŸฆŠ๐ŸฆŠ

3. What reminds you of friends?

Books and being tied up ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

(Long story… I split my lip by falling onto a wooden cabinet corner while hopping around with my wrists and ankles tied up at our Christmas party last year.)

4. Do you like carnival rides? If so, whatโ€™s your favorite?

Umm, I’ve never really done that sorta thing, so…???? I’m not a fan of rollercoasters, but I like waterslides.

5. Do you go to summer camp?

Oh no. No, no, and no. I would rather… do something else than do that.

6. Pencils or pens?

Ooh, that’s hard! But pens. You can do rub out after all *wink wink*

7. What does your go-to outfit look like?

My denim jeans with a cute astronaut fox top Lilah gave me. (I plan on doing a post about why everything goes with denim jeans… to break up the monotonous tags.)

8. Do you like musicals or no?

Umm, I don’t know, really?? They’re ok???

9. Which is worse, spiders or snakes?

Spiders. My cousin actually got a pet snake a little while ago – I know!

10. Football or Baseball?

I don’t know baseball, so footy.

11. Walmart or Target?

We don’t have Walmart in Australia (at least not that I’ve seen), so automatically Target!

The rules (from Anna’s post) also say I must do 11 facts… here they are.

i. A lot of people say my mum and I look alike… but neither of us can see it.

ii. I have a lot of tags sitting in my drafts folder.

iii. I know a lot of bloggers combine tags but since it’s kind of tag month I have to make these stretch out for as long as possible.

iv. I read a lot of books. Like, a lot a lot. (It would be a struggle to fit all the books I’ve ever read in my house if I owned them all. But that would be amazing!)

v. This is a scheduled post aha!

vi. ‘Prohibido excrementos’ means ‘no pooping’ in Spanish.

vii. We are hopefully getting a table tennis table this summer!

viii. I love doing calligraphy

ix. My favourite quote is “I’m super lazy today. It’s like regular lazy, but I’m wearing a cape.”

x. “In Omnia Paratus” means “Ready for Anything” in Latin

xi. And “Mendex, mendax, braces tuas conflagrant” is “Liar, liar, pants on fire” in Latin. Thank you books + tv ๐Ÿ˜‰

(Basically I learnt both the above things from a form of media – the first from Gilmore Girls, and the latter from The Penderwicks (one of the books))

Yeah, ok. I’m done now. ยกAdios amigos! (I think I did that wrong, but whatever. If someone knows Spanish please help me out here!)

stick auctions // ft. laughter, random calligraphy, and of course stick collecting

Yes. I’m not kidding. There is such a thing as a stick auction. In fact, I’ve held (a kinda successful) one. How, you ask, does it happen? Well, you’re in luck – because the whole point of this post is to educate you… uneducated-in-the-art-of-stick-auctions people.

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Materials ~

+ an area where there are HUNDREDS OF STICKS.

+ a wide open area with plenty of room

+ people. a minimum of 4, and a maximum of whatever-you-want

+ random stuff to auction off (this could be inspirational quotes, pens, etc)

Method ~

i. Give everybody a well timed (ie – with a WATCH (or phone timer)) 2 – 5 minutes – decide as a group on the amount of time – to collect sticks. You can leave the bidding area at anytime to go collect sticks during the auction, but any bids you have placed will disappear like that *clicks fingers*

ii. Make sure everybody has at least one random item to auction off. I like to make little quote cards, but you could do anything! Then, choose a ‘starter auctioner’. Bidders take turns to auction their items off.

iii. Instead of money, bid with sticks.

“Do I hear 1 stick?”




The best auctions go like the one mentioned above. At least for part of it ๐Ÿ™‚

iv. Continue until there are no more items to be auctioned. Bid everybody “good day” haha see what I did there ‘bid’ no it wasn’t funny but come on help me out here

And THAT is how you run a stick auction. I made little inspirational quote cards with fancy hand drawn fonts to auction off – let’s just say I had a BIG pile of sticks at the end. I’m going to be sharing some examples (because I auctioned off the actual ones) of what you could do RIGHT NOW!


PRO TIP – Organise your sticks into piles of 10 or 20 while someone is bidding off stuff you don’t want. It’s so much easier to pay someone! Instead of having to count out all the sticks, just gather up piles. Voila!

Well, thanks for reading lovelies, have a beautiful week and I’ll meet you again here on Saturday! xoxo

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