Birthday Haul 2017

Well, I’m officially an old soul.

Hey guys, and welcome to my first ever birthday haul! I recently had my birthday, and I thought it would be fun to share what I got! (Hint: lots of books and clothes. ๐Ÿ˜„ #teenager)
And before you guys comment saying “WHEN IS YOUR BIRTHDAY???” I’ll just warn you that I am not telling. My birthday could have been yesterday, or it could have been two months ago. Not tellin’.ย ๐Ÿค๐Ÿค๐Ÿค

I’m super excited to share what I received, so let’s begin!ย ๐Ÿ˜€


Quick disclaimer: In no way, shape or form am I trying to brag. I am extremely thankful for everything I received this year. ๐Ÿ™‚

First off, I received the Puffin in Bloom version of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland! Since I was in Alice in Wonderland, I wanted to have a copy of the book for myself. This edition is absolutely beautiful and is beautifully formatted and illustrated. ๐Ÿ™‚

Secondly, I also got the boxed set of Anne of Green Gables! I loved these books and am really excited to finish the series. ๐Ÿ™‚

OKAY GUYS I KINDA HAVE TO BRAG ABOUT THIS ONE. My beautiful friend Bella got me theย complete set of Keeper of the Lost Cities! AND she pre-ordered Nightfall for me!
I mean – HOW AWESOME IS THAT? Thank you SO much, Bella-dear! Keeper is amazing and I’m sooo happy to have the complete collection!ย ๐Ÿ˜˜

Next, I got a camera T-shirt that I absolutely love! It’s so perfect.ย ๐Ÿ˜Š

[I also got an awesome pineapple shirt, but was unable to get a photo. ๐Ÿ˜› ]

My mom bought a “How Lucky We Are to be Alive Right Now” shirt fromย Elly and Grace! This shop hasย tonsย of amazing Christian and Hamilton-themed shirts, and I JUST LOVE THIS!!! *flails* Thanks SO much, mother-dear! ๐Ÿ˜€

That concludes my birthday haul!ย ๐Ÿ˜€ But before I go, what do you think of the blue background versus the white? Also,ย I’m getting braces! What color(s) should I get?


Did you enjoy seeing what I got?
Which was your favorite?


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118 thoughts on “Birthday Haul 2017

    Well, happy late birthday, Grace! โค You're a wonderful friend. ๐Ÿ™‚
    I love that camera shirt! ๐Ÿ˜ YAY! I'm glad you have the Keeper books! ๐Ÿ˜€ Now you can re-read them a million times and look for stuff you missed. ๐Ÿ˜›

    -Clara โค

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    ahem. HAPPY BELATED BDAY, GRACE YOU WONDERFUL BEAN! Puffin in Bloom books’ covers are simply the cutest things, and that camera shirt is goalsss. ๐Ÿ˜„

    ALSO YES I’M VERY VERY EXCITED FOR YOUR NEW BLOG. have you created/designed it yet?? can I get a sneak peek??? *screams*

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  3. The T-shirts are so cute! I wishy parents got me that many books. They don’t believe in buying books. They say the library is all we need, so I have to buy any books I want.๐Ÿ˜•

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  4. HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRACE! Have some mallowmelt, rifflepuffs, and custard bursts. *hands you plate full of elven treats and forces you to eat* OH THAT SHIRT!!!!! *dies* Do you have Lodestar? Guess what?! I beat Camp NaNo AND I won a copy of Nightfall! Come November, it will arrive on my doorstep, courtesy of Bella. I think my favorites of your presents are the KOTLC books and THAT SHIRT!!!!!

    ๐ŸŽ‡๐ŸŽ†!!!!!HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! ๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ‡


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  5. KEEPER YES!!! I’ve been making up headcannons with my sister all day. ๐Ÿ˜„ Isn’t the Nightfall cover just gorgeous??!!
    Your background is a beautiful color, although I think it seems a bit washed out next to the white. Ack! Braces? Heads up, you will be in pain for the first few days. :[] But, for colors, blue is always pretty. Whatever color you get is going to turn greenish-yellowish, so maybe you could go with green to try to keep the color, or colors on the red spectrum. Those don’t get green.


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  6. HAPPY BIRTHDAY (ish) GRACE!!!!!!!! AND. oh. my. goodness. I LOOOVE THAT SHIRT “how lucky we are to be alive.” It’s just perfectly beautiful!!!! Are you thirteen or fourteen now? (if you’re aloud to say. I thought you were twelve, but that could very well be wrong. ๐Ÿ˜„ )

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  7. Ooh, cool stuff! I want those books … especially the complete series of Anne of Green Gables. I wouldn’t be too averse to getting the Keeper of the Lost Cities books and reading them. I’ve only read the first so far. My TBR list is crazy!

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  8. Oh wow, wow, wow! Those are awesome presents! I LOVE that camera shirt – and I was like ‘BOOKS!’ Let me know how they end up being… ๐Ÿ˜€
    On the note of braces, I have braces. And… since my favorite color is teal, I always get teal because it matches almost all of my outfits (including the one I have on, the one I wore yesterday, and the one before that, and last Sunday, and um, yeah…. I hope you get the idea). Plus, it’s pretty funny when people are like, “Did you know your braces match your outfit?”
    ~ Light4theLord

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  9. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MY FRIEND! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ This was quite fun to read. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Ooh yes, those are all wondrous books! We actually have all of those books and I love them. Also OH MY GOODNESS MEGAN HAS THAT CAMERA SHIRT! That’s hilarious!

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  10. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! *throws confetti and gives all the mangoes* And omgggg can I please have that Hamilton shirt. (Though one of my friends actually got a t-shirt from the Broadway show and I’m just like JALKDJFLKAJDSLKFJADSLF. At least she got me a playbill??? That I tore a bit whoooops.) Ack I have to read Lodestar! It’s probably at my library now, along with the six other books I’ve put on hold there… ๐Ÿ˜„ Wow, those copies of Alice in Wonderland are GORGEOUS!

    Oh, have fun with braces! …Not. ๐Ÿ˜„ I’m getting mine off this June, so that’s funny! Hmm, I personally love pink and lavender, but that’s just what looks good on me. ๐Ÿ˜› Also, you wrote “Also:” at the end of your post and then ended??? What also??? I need to know???

    PS I would ask you your age, but I don’t think you could tell me. ๐Ÿ˜„ (Gosh that sounded so mean… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ )

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    • THANK YOU!!! Haha yessss (and omigoodness SERIOUSLY. How awesome!) YES YOU DO! Super duper good.
      Haha, thanks! ๐Ÿ˜€
      (Actually, I had the braces thing at the end, and copied and pasted it from the bottom to the top, but must have forgotten to delete that part! ๐Ÿ˜„ )
      PS You are correct. *solemn smile*

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  11. Happy Birthday, Grace! Even if it was two months ago! ;D When I got this in my feed I was like- DO WE HAVE THE SAME BIRTHDAY??? – then you said what you did….;D
    Those things you got are really cool! YES FOR KEEPER ALL THE WAY!!!

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  12. Happy birthday!! This is awesome! I love that cover of Alice in Wonderland, it’s really cute! And the SHIRT omg is awesome!!! I did something like this for one of my friends, who also loves to read of course, because the rest of my friends and I planned to each buy her a book, so that she would end up with a little library of birthday books! ๐Ÿ˜„

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  13. SQUEEEEEE GRACE HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY! *ginormous mix of hugs, confetti, cake, and more hugs* I hope you had the most AMAAAAZING birthday yet, only to be topped by every year after! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Your presents are AWESOME! ๐Ÿ˜€ I hope you enjoy them! ๐Ÿ˜€ (I’m thinking of asking if I can read KOTLC sometime soon… just kinda nervous that I’ll get a no bc it’s fantasy or something… ๐Ÿ˜„ )

    Congrats on getting braces! That’s so exciting! When I was thinking about getting braces vs. Invisalign, I was going to go with silver so it would match with everything. But was also thinking about a gorgeous teal / aqua! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Tehehe, I was just thinking of the time you beta-read Loyalty and you said “It appears a stray P has made its way into your draft. ๐Ÿ˜„ ๐Ÿ˜„ ๐Ÿ˜„ ” (I’m thinking about that because I’m editing my second draft now… I was my family’s alarm clock at 4 AM this morning, wailing at the top of my lungs in misery as I opened my terrifying manuscript. Ay yi yi. ๐Ÿ˜„ )

    Anyway, happy belated birthday once again! โค โค โค I hope you enjoy aaaaall of your wonderful presents! ๐Ÿ˜€ Oh, and I absolutely adore the blue background! It's beautiful!

    It appears a stray P has made it's way into your draft ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Sorry, I don't know why that's so funny. ๐Ÿ˜„


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    • Aw, THANK YOU!!!! That’s so sweet of you. โค
      Thanks! Oh yes, you MUST read Keeper! It's nice a clean, super exciting, and just awesome! ๐Ÿ˜€
      Haha, thanks! My teeth are actually super duper straight (like, legit), but my bite doesn't fit and my teeth don't line up so… ๐Ÿ˜„
      HAHA. Oh, the good 'ol days of reading Loyalty. *sigh* I really miss it. SO HURRY UP WITH DRAFT 2 (or 3??) AND LEMME READ IT!!! ๐Ÿ˜„ But seriously, I love reading your novel! And I'm glad that you think I'm funny.
      Once again, thanks! Your comments brighten my life. โค ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

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      • Aw, you’re so welcome!! โค

        Oh my gosh, it sounds SO awesome! I’m so glad it’s clean, I’m totally gonna ask if I can read it now! ๐Ÿ˜€

        Hahah, that’s wrong ๐Ÿ˜‚ Lamesauce. Hopefully it won’t take too long to fix! My teeth are crooked AND my bite and teeth don’t fit / line up. Double lamesauce. ๐Ÿ˜‚

        I’m adding SO much to it now — I’m in the midst of rewriting and entire part of chapter 2 and adding in a whole ‘nother (small) plot element to it [the chapter]. I really hope I can make the first few chapters better X’D ALRIGHT I’LL HURRY ๐Ÿ˜„ Awww, I’m SO glad! ๐Ÿ˜€ And my dear, I KNOW you are funny. Based on the amount you make me bust out laughing. ๐Ÿ˜‚

        You’re so very welcome, and awwww, that makes me so glad to hear! *tries to find the hug emoji on her very unupdated laptop*

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      • Aw, thanks again! Yes, Keeper is amazing! There’s magic, which not everyone thinks is good, but it’s clean and appropriate and just AWESOME! ๐Ÿ˜€
        Thanks! I’m hoping so too…he said only 14 months so that’s good! ๐Ÿ˜€
        YAY! Sounds AMAZING! I can’t wait to see what awesomeness you burst forth from your brain. ๐Ÿ˜„
        Thanks once again! ๐Ÿ˜€ *hugs* (I WANNA MEET YOU SO BADDD)


  14. Happy birthday! Your presents look wonderful, and I will certainly have to look into the Keeper of the Lost Cities!

    I love the blue versus white background! Two of my favorite colors. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  15. hey grace, will you be posting TWPC soon? or is that cancelled because Allie left?
    Also HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I literally love the shirt’s because THEY LOOK SO AMAZING. I wish I could see the pineapple one because PINEAPPLES. I’ve been wanting to read Keeper Of The Lost Cities for a while now and THE COVERS LOOK SO PRETTY! *dies* I like the blue backround better, surprisinlgly. I normally always opt for white but this looks so wonderful. Maybe you should just get black braces or just normal/clear ones? I don’t know, I’m a crime to fashion.

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  16. Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR GRACE, happy birthday to you!!! *throws confetti* *hands you chocolate* ๐Ÿ˜„


  17. Happy Birthday, Grace! The book covers are literally BEAUTIFUL because who doesn’t love books with awesome covers? The t-shirts look so pretty!!!!!!! I can’t ever decide a favourite. Which fonts did you use for your new blog design? They look awesome.

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