Back To Homeschool Expectation VS. Reality

I thought I had scheduled this post! Maybe I did and it never posted… I was camping this week and was hopeful that it went up, but it didn’t. Anyways, here it is. Better late than never!



Hey y’all! Today I thought it’d be fun to do something totally original (mhm…) – a back-to-homeschool expectation versus reality! For those of you who don’t homeschool, most of these will relate to you anyways. Some of these expectations versus realities may be a little exaggerated, but enjoy reading them anyways. From planning to sleeping and everything in-between, this is going to be one hilarious post. So, without further ado, let’s float this boat!



Expectation: You have a planner. It’s a cute one you found and ordered off the internet. It’s absolutely perfect. You start planning immediately!

Reality:  It’s the week before school, and you don’t have a planner. You look all over the place for one. Why don’t any stores that I want my planner from have two-day shipping?! UGH.


Expectation: You line your pencils up perfectly. Your erasers are stacked. Your folders  and notebooks neatly labeled. Everything looks so aesthetic!

Reality: Scrambling all over the house to find pencils, you find one! But… its the one you chewed on during math. Great.


Expectation: A clean, organized desk. No clutter, no dust, it’s spotless. This is going to be the best school year yet!

Reality: You swipe everything off your desk. Oh, great. There’s a huge paint stain from that history project you did last year. Well, you’ll have to work with what you got.


Expectation: Yum! The selection in the pantry is looking de-lish. One glance and you can imagine yourself breaking from a long language arts lecture and grabbing a chocolate pudding.

Reality: You open the pantry. Moving pasta sauce and a huge bag of … ew, what is that?! Mouldy cheese? Why is that in the pantry? Tossing it aside, you finally spot something. Victory! There are a couple granola bars. You look at the expiry date – just in case. Just what I expected. 2 months past the best-before date. Oh well, it can’t be that bad…


Expectation: You shut the light off, get into bed, and close your eyes. Dreaming of unicorns and rainbows, you sleep soundly. What a great start to the year!

Reality: You check your clock. It’s 1:54AM and you haven’t yet got a wink of shut-eye. So much for getting my beauty sleep…

Waking Up

Expectation: You yawn and stretch. You had an amazing sleep, and now you’re ready to tackle the day. You jump out of bed, get dressed, and head to the kitchen just in time for bacon and eggs. This isn’t so bad!

Reality: The beeping sound of your alarm wakes you up. You’ve had the worst sleep you’ve had in the longest time. Come to think of it, who’d call it sleep? You groggily get out of bed and head to breakfast. Cereal again. 

First Day of Online Classes

Expectation: You enter the online classroom, and type “Hi” into the chatbox. You notice people from your previous other classes. Wait, what? People actually remember me! This is great. I’m not just a fly on the wall! I’m known!

Reality: You enter the online classroom. Typing “Hi” into the chatbox, not expecting anyone to reply. Yep, predictable. 


Expectation: You receive your homework list for the week. Just have to read one chapter of the book – that’s it. Huh! Not so bad!

Reality:  You check your list of homework for the week. A quiz, two homework uploads, and a 1,000 word essay. Hello there, friend! Remember me? Yes you do. Dreaded homework. I’m so glad that you’re here for another 8 months. We’re going to have so much fun together!


I had so much fun writing this post.  I hope you had as much fun reading it as I did writing it!

Hold up…one more thing! My blog currently has 36 followers. I need just four more to reach my goal of 40! If you know someone who would be interested in my content, let them know about my blog. Thank you!


Do any of these relate to you? Are you excited for the new school year? If so, why? If not, why?


Getting Realistic with Goal Setting + 1,000 Views!


Welcome back to my blog! Before we start this post, I wanted to thank you so much for 1,000 views and 30 followers. I would never dream having so many people viewing blog, and I’m so thankful and grateful for each and every one of you who takes time out of your day to visit my blog and read my posts. My initial goal for August was to gain 40 followers, and we’re almost there. If you know of anyone who would enjoy the content on my blog, please share it with them! And if you haven’t already, please take my blog survey. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. Again, thanks! ❤ Read More »

10 Trending Room Decor DIYs

Helloooo everyone! Let me start by saying that I cannot believe that summer is half-way over. Like…. what, even? Well, I’m going to try to make the most of it, and I hope you will to!

Anyways, I searched the internet (literally it was like finding needles in haystacks… 😛 ) to find 10 DIY room decor items to share with you today!


Flower Letter This DIY room decor piece goes well with any themed room. Plus, it’s super simple to make!

Hanging Polaroids  If you have pictures that you have lying around your bedroom and need an idea of how to display them, this is it!

Mason Jar Succulent Plants Mason jars… the glass cylinders that can be turned into just about anything! Why not combine some plants and these jars into some modern, aesthetic decor?

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What? A New Name?

cropped-joyunnewheader.jpgI know, I know. It all happened so fast! But I just couldn’t resist. So, why the change of name?

The name I “chose” in October of 2016 wasn’t really working for me anymore. It didn’t seem to be fitting, either. I thought over new name ideas, and after a while, I settled on “Joy Unspeakable”.

cropped-untitled.pngTo define the words…

Joy noun \ˈjȯi\ the emotion of great delight or happiness caused by something exceptionally good or satisfying

Unspeakable adjective \ˌən-ˈspē-kə-bəl\ incapable of being expressed in words

If we phrase them together they read “great delight and happiness incapable of being expressed with words”. Basically, inexpressible happiness.

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15 Comforting Truths + Bible Verses

The feature image was giving me so much trouble today – moving the font so that it’d fit and formatting it all was challenging! It’s a good lesson to learn that not everything will work the first sixth time!


Hi there! Okay… now that I’m done rambling and you’ve finished reading about my technical problems, it’s time to turn our thoughts and hearts toward higher things… in other words, Jesus!

Today, I’m sharing with you 15 comforting truths (with Bible verses) that I personally thought were really encouraging. I hope they are the same to you!

Christ is…

My Comfort – “The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.” Nahum 1:7

My Joy – “These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.” John 15:11

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The Liebster & Sunshine Blogger Awards + 20 Followers!

Let me start off this post by saying THANK YOU for 20 (as of now* 21) followers! I can’t believe it! I am so thankful for each and every one of you… I’m not able to partake on this journey without you 😉


Thank you Rayne AND Angela for nominating me for the Liebster Blogger Award! This is my first award I’ve received in blogging – I’m so honoured!


I was asked to share ten random facts about myself, so here I go!

  1. I’m 5’2″.
  2. I’m home schooled.
  3. I’m an INFJ.
  4. My favourite movie series is Little House On The Prairie.
  5. I’m more of a right-side brain person than a left-side brain.  Meaning, I’m musical, creative, and imaginative.
  6. I play(ed) Ultimate (Frisbee) this past spring and loved it!
  7. I live in a place where we have snow for 9 out of 12 months in the year… kind of sad, I know.
  8. I love design, specifically graphic design. It could possibly be a future career option for me!
  9. I’m a follower of the one true King – Jesus Christ – and my life goal is to serve him!
  10. I love spending time outdoors with family and friends, enjoying God’s beautiful creation!


Time for the nominations! I’m nominating…

Zielle from My Homeschool Notebook

Anika from This Journey Called Life

Bella from The Daydreaming Damsel

Danielle from Near but Far

Mirra from A Young Writer’s Dream


Here are all those fancy smanshy rules 😬 (no, really, they aren’t THAT bad):

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  2. Display the award on your blog.
  3. Provide ten random facts about yourself (optional)
  4. Nominate 5-11 bloggers whom you feel deserved this award and have less than 200 followers.
  5. List these rules.
  6. Inform nominees.


Thank you Carol for nominating me for the Sunshine Award! This is my second blogging award I’ve received in 2 days… thank you SO much!

4(rather questions)

  1. When it comes to books, what’s your favorite genre to read? Historical fiction!
  2. Are you a righty or lefty? Righty! I know people who were lefties and trained their right… that’d be an awesome goal to set!
  3. Do you scream for ice cream too, or is it only me? Meh… I like ice-cream, but I’d rather have cake 😛
  4. Are you a tomboy or a girly girl? Honestly, a mix.
  5. If you had to choose one, would you choose flight, mind-reading, or invisibility? Mind reading would be kind of creepy, and so would invisibility. Flight is cool, but I’d have to choose invisibility (watch out, I may be right beside you…)
  6. Can you twitch your ears? Lol, nope.
  7. Describe yourself in three words. Creative, Musical, and tries to be athletic (pathetic, I know).
  8. Do you prefer walking flights of stairs or taking the elevator? Depends.
  9. Give one silly fact about yourself (your choice). I can roll my tongue in half….
  10. Who do you look up to the most/who’s your role model? Jesus!
  11. Lastly… do you wanna build a snowman? Haha… no. Just, no.


Time for the nominations!

Sarah from For All Who Wander

Nicole from Mirror Me

Sara from Embracing the Moment

Clara from Clara’s Craft Corner

Taiya from Taiya Maddison

Madeline from A Paper Reverie

Balie from Nerd in New York

Hope from The Nerd Notebook

Chloe from My Hobbit Hole

Mahriya from My Bookish Life

Madison from Madi Grace

*wipes forehead* (just kidding 😀 )


  1. Thank the person(s) who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
  2. Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you.
  3. Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
  4. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post and/or on your blog.


Have you ever received a blogging award? If so, what award was it? What have you been up to this week? Are you enjoying summer?


Pssst… don’t forget to share my blog with your friends. If you’d like to share buttons, mine’s over there in the sidebar!

*July 11th at 3:40 PM