A simple summer break is enough for me

Hey, everyone! My name is Q’Zion and welcome or welcome back to my corner of the internet! ♡

Considering that in less than a month now, school will be starting for me, I’ve been thinking about doing a review of my summer break. And while I was originally going to do it on one of the last days of summer, I recently found out that it’s National Simplicity Day.

Now, it may seem like this National Day has absolutely nothing to do with summer break. But the thing is, my summer has been pretty simple. Despite the fact that we haven’t done anything extravagant, so far, me and Goodmommy have still had an amazing time simply being in the moment, resting, and spending some quality time, together.

The truth is, you don’t have to do a bunch of things to have a great summer break. So, today, I will be sharing some of the everyday things that me and Goodmommy have done to make the most of my summer break, with many of the photos that I’ve taken to keep our summer memories alive.

Let’s get started!

I went to Barnes and Nobles for the first time in years. It was so exciting and overwhelming to see all those books in one building. I can’t wait to go again!

I bought 3 new books–and thoroughly enjoyed them all! It had been a while since I got some new books to add to my large bookshelf, so I was super thankful to be able to get into the swing of things when it comes to reading.

I’ve had two strawberry milkshakes–and used them to practice my photography skills. To be honest, I think I’ve developed a bit of an obsession lol.

I’ve had a lot of fun hanging out with my betta fish baby, Peace. Isn’t he adorbs, y’all?

I enjoyed some delectable desserts at Panera Bread, and found the best cinnamon roll that I’ve ever tasted. Great, now I want another one, lol.

I’ve had several fun trips to Michaels–my favorite arts and crafts store.

I rediscovered my love for Rainbowloom, and I’ve made a lot of bracelets and figures to grow my collection. Sometimes it’s crazy to think about how much I’ve made in one month.

I’ve had a LOT of tasty food, considering that Goodmommy is such an excellent chef.

I’ve gotten closer to my Heavenly Father God through constant prayer, gospel music meditation, and the reading of His Word. He has truly blessed me mightily.

And of course, through it all I’ve spent a lot of quality time with my Goodmommy! I feel as though us being home so much has brought us even closer together, and I am thankful to God for a mother-figure like her.


As you can see, although the first half of my summer break was fairly simple, each of the things that I have done with the ones I love has been such a blessing. Sometimes, simply enjoying each of the everyday aspects of life can make your summer that much sweeter. And while we have several fun activities planned for the second half of my time off—including a visit to MOSI and possibly completing obstacle courses at a local park–I am grateful for all the fun that I’ve had so far.

Yep, a simple summer break is just enough for me. ♡

LET’S CHAT~How did you/have you been spending your summer break?

Have a beautiful and blessed day, everybody? See you next time!

Selfies, milkshakes, and birds…lots of birds | Go Out With Me #2

What’s up, y’all? How is everybody doing today…Fantabulous? I’m so glad to hear that!

So, yesterday me and Goodmommy went out to complete some more errands, so I decided to make these ‘Go Out with Me’ posts a series since they’re a lot of fun. Anyway, I happened to see a lot of birds while we were out of the house, and I’m curious to find out exactly how many. In fact, I think I’m going to do a bird count throughout the entire post to see the exact number.

Get ready for some cute new selfies, milkshakes and plenty of bird photos sprinkled in between. Starting…right now. ♡


Bird Count: 1

So the first bird friend that caught my eye (on one of our first couple stops, in fact) was this one. It honestly surprised me that it was on top of bushes. I didn’t understand why until I saw it almost fall on it’s face to catch a lizard as a snack lol. I eventually Google searched a ‘white bird with a yellow head’ and figured out that this species is called the cattle egret. Cool, right? And the bird even looked at me to say ‘bye’ as we pulled out of the parking lot.

You guys already know that I had to take a few cute new selfies, so I might as well show a couple of them. I love my my nameplate is perfectly centered in these photos. It’s almost like my statement piece, and I try to show it in all of my selfies. My efforts definitely payed off!
And I’ve got to admit, these earrings are sparkling bright, today. I LOVE my diamonds and my hearts.

Bird Count: 10

On our next stop, I saw an entire flock of birds, which I count to be nine. At this point, I was a little surprised at how many feathered-friends I was seeing. Little did I know that I was in store of many more. Seriously though, this isn’t even half of the bird count.

Next up, my Goodmommy was super sweet to drive by Steak n’ Shake to get a milkshake. It has been YEARS since I’ve gotten any flavorexcept the classic strawberry, but today I was in the mood for something different. I ended up ordering chocolate, instead. This was one of those things that tasted super good just because I hadn’t had it in so long.

Bird Count: 32

This is where the number starts doubling…or in this case, tripling. When we went to a couple of grocery stores as our final stops, we saw this huge flock of birds on the roof of a clothing store.

Plus, I also saw a portrait of two birds in a building, as well as a black bird, which was what I believe to be a Common Grackle (which appears black, but has an almost iridescent blue and purple head and body), therefore, that adds obvious to the bird count.

FINAL Bird Count: 35


As you can see, we had a whole lot of fun yesterday. And we saw a lot of birds, too. I absolutely love animals, so I am thankful that God placed them in my path for me and Goodmommy to see and learn about. Birds are super beautiful to look at.

Thank you so much for reading, and I’ll see you all next time! ✨

Just two gals, running some errands | Go Out With Me

Hey, everyone! I hope that you are all having an amazing weekend, so far. On yesterday’s post, I talked about some of the things that I like to bring when I go out in public. While I explained that I’m a homebody, and I don’t like to leave the house often, we decided that today would be a great girls’ day out. We took LOTS of photos on our little drive around, both out and indoors. I’m super excited to show y’all what we did. <33

You all already know that selfies are my thing, so I had to take lots of them! I even took a few before we left, but they turned out a little blurry, so I decided to include this one, instead. I must admit that the natural light was popping today, which is always the best weather for picture perfect photos. Of course, photoshoots are always necessary!
And of course, we had to bring some Gatorade with us since we knew we would be out for a few hours. Cherry is not me or Goodmommy’s favorite flavor, but it did us justice.
Before we went to a craft store and Petco to get Peace some more supplies, we went to get me a milkshake. I remember we used to get milkshakes from this particular restaurant all the time. Although we don’t go as often anymore, I’m glad that we are able to stop by once and a while. Plus, it makes for a great day of bonding.

Although I paid for it with my allowance (Goodmommy didn’t get one for herself, today) I thank God that Goodmommy was super kind to take me. Strawberry is my absolute favorite flavor! Though, I will admit that the chocolate shakes are a close second. As soon as my Goodmommy offered to take me to get a sweet treat, I didn’t hesitate to agree.

On our way to the craft store, we took a bit of a drive around town. We were able to take a lot of beautiful pictures, one including this one of two cows eating some grass on a large field. I don’t know if it was me or Goodmommy who took this pic, in particular, since I asked her to take some closer shots from the driver’s seat. It honestly doesn’t matter though; this shot is absolutely perfect, in my opinion.

I don’t know what it is, but for me, it’s absolutely the chef’s kiss. Feel free to comment your rating of the photograph from a 1-10. Thanks, you guys! ✨

Although we originally went to Michaels to pick up an online order, we couldn’t help ourselves: we had to take a look around! During our browsing, we were able to get a glimpse of these adorable letter tabletop decorations in different pastel colors.

At first, I was tempted to get all the letters of my name: Q’Zion. But considering that they were 8.99 a piece (5.00 if you considered the 40% off discount), I decided to only get my first initial, Q, in the pretty purple. Still, I’m very happy with it and I’ll be sure to put it in my room before I go to bed.

Finally, we stopped at Petco to get our betta fish, Peace, some new equipment for his tank. Today, we got him a leaf bed to put towards the top of the tank to give him another space to sleep comfortably. I think it looks great and although he hasn’t completely laid inside his leaf yet, he has hovered over it and observed it, so I’m glad that we made the extra purchase.

We’ve also got him a heater, a thermometer (which he has a hilarious OBSESSION with,) some strips to test the water pH, and we made a net out of stockings to cover the filter. It’s super exciting to be able to get to know Peace more. He is very observant, and he loves to swim up to us when we are near. He is definitely more introverted (he looks before he leaps and explores different parts of the tank) and his personality is super mellow, calm, and peaceful, which is a big part of why we named him Peace. His bright colors are beautiful to look at and match the entire tank super beautifully!

So, as you can see, we did a lot today. I’m honestly super glad we did; anytime with Goodmommy is a great time (and I know she feels just the same way<33.) I hope you guys enjoyed going out with me and seeing what we did, where we went, and what we bought on this girls’ day out.

God bless you all and I’ll see you later! ✨