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A short note

I’m sorry if the title made you feel like I’m leaving WordPress πŸ˜‚

I mean- it did to me, soo, um, yeah?

Rewrite~

I’m obsessed with “~” again πŸ™‚

Rewrite 2~

Yep, this is the final one-

So all I wanted to say, is…..

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honestly I’m not making so many dots again, it takes TIME

Hey, that’s not “all” I wanted to say.

Alright, being serious now.

not really πŸ™‚

So, I’m going on a break. Not long- just for 1 or 2 weeks. I’m definitely having a new year post on 1st Jan, so I guess that’ll be fine for you all? I want to catch up with all the work I have cause I want it all to be done before the end of the year. You know, for a new start! Till then, I will be catching up with your post so it’s not a proper hiatus anyway. Bye!

~Betty ✨

PS: sorry for the unnecessary stuff in this post. I just can’t help *shrugs*

PSS: Thank you for 1500+ likes!

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It’s the day before ChristmasπŸŽ„~ A lot of things.

Woahhhhhhhhhhhh

It’s 24th!! The day before Christmas! Following my September-started tradition, I shall say it again-

NEW YEAR IS COMING SOOOOOONNNNN!

I can’t wait for new year~ there’s a lot I want to show you! I HAVE A BIG SURPRISE ~ I’m the creator of a new blog!

oops, I wasn’t supposed to say that so soon 😬 Anyway, get excited, cuz you should πŸ™‚

Right, now going on with the post, there are few things I was supposed to do today~

A lot of things #1

Secret Santa stuff ~

πŸŽ„Aamy to Amelia

Hey Amelia! I got you as my Secret Santa buddy for betty’s contest.Β I love your blog design and the logo, just *chef’s kiss*

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Have a very merry Christmas (:

πŸŽ„Rudrani to Divi

Hey divi,

Hope you’re having a great day…Happy Christmas to you, and happy new year in advance as well.Hope you have your best Christmas this year. Sorry i couldn’t prepare anything for you, all because of exams, hope you understand.Hoping to get to know you better, and be friends with you soon, betty might have given you my mail id so you can always msg me up on hangouts (Gchat) or just send a mail.Once again Merry Christmas!!😊Warm regards,

Rudrani.

πŸŽ„Prashansa to Kunjal

πŸŽ„ Kunjal to Prashansa

Hello prashansa! this is me kunjal! Before i present you what i have made for you for the secret santa, let me tell you that I hope you have a very pleasant christmas!. And maybe it is not just about christmas, the year is ending too! And so I have made something for you! I don’t know you but I still hope you have a reason to smile 

 at this year’s end!

πŸŽ‡Merry christmas!

A lot of things #2

The winner of the fashion show

So… the winner is…

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I can make it longer, but I don’t have time πŸ™‚

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INDEX FINGER!!

congrats!

Gtg now, I need to do my work ): Byee

Stay safe and stay happy!

PS: THIS POST IS WRITTEN IN 10 MINS, okay 16 mins. BUT LOOK AT MY WRITING SPEED πŸ™‚

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

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Christmas themed book recommendations by Anoushka!

It is that time of the year again when white snow falls through your window and magic coats the air as well as all the wonderful book covers sitting peacefully on your bookshelf.

Everyone runs to the neartest candy shop to kidnap as many candy canes as we can possibly get our hands on. There’s snow ball fights and snow angels and more snow ball fights. And there’s also gifts (SO MANY OF THEM) and amazing FOOD (!!!) and HUGE CHRISTMAS TREES that cannot fit through the doorway because we turned into extremely excited little humans and forgot to measure the height (oops) And did I mention snow ball fights? I don’t think I did. BUT, in other words, THE BEST TIME OF THE YEAR has arrived, the holiday season has began and the Christmas craze is ON!

Now, I know what youre thinking. β€˜But, Anoushka, I’m not allowed to go out because – COVID! I’m not allowed to run out the frozen doorway and stick my tongue out and swallow a delicious little snowflake (which is honestly so sad), or do anything else, because COVID.’ I KNOW. And THAT, innocent little olives, is the reason I have brought along… olives. I mean, SOLUTIONS.

BUT wait a second. Since sweet little Betty asked me to provide a brief introduction, lets get to that BEFORE we start with the snow ball fights (because we might get very umm… intense, and forget about said intro and we do not want that)

So. I’m Anoushka, fellow olive and bookwom extraordinaire. I blog over at dipped in ink (or at least pretend to), a book blog (okay, who am I kidding? Its more of an olive-advertising blog at this point, but we need to keep the readers interested through some β€˜slight’ mind manipulations, don’t we?) THANKS SO MUCH TO BETTY FOR LETTING ME DO A GUEST POST ON HER WONDERFUL BLOG, IN HONOR OF SANTOSPHERE!

And with all of that out of the way, we can start with the real REASON I’M HERE. As in – THE SNOW BALL FIGHT. Disguised in the form of Christmas themed books for you to DEVOUR AND FALL IN LOVE WITH. No, no, I wasn’t babbling like a lunatic about that snow ball fight for so long. I told you, IN DISGUISE. We can always hurl the book recs at each other accompanied with lots of screaming, and call it a very successful book ball fight. yes.

Allow me to present to you – THE ONE AND ONLY, CHRISTMAS THEMED BOOK LIST CREATED BY ME, THE OLIVE.

Disclaimer: I haven’t read *any* of these books, but due research has been conducted. Selected on the basis of synopsis, reviews from fellow bloggers and goodreads members, as well as some late night google searches. Photos link back to goodreads synopsis. Most books are from the YA category since that is the majority of what I usually read! Recommendations ready for take off.

1.       Recommended for You by Laura Silverman

So let us, for a moment, get this straight. THIS BOOK IS SET IN A BOOKSHOP. and a bookshop = heaven for every single bookworm out there = a place we could spend the rest of our LIVES in = TRUE LOVE FOR ETERNITY GUARANTEED. That is reason enough to read it. BUT I can see some of you suspicious little beans out there, so umm, some more delicious reasons? It contains Jewish representation, and also RIVALS-TO-LOVERS ROMACE, and did I ever mention that IT. IS. SET. IN. A. BOOKSTORE?

2. Of Curses and Kisses by Sandhya Menon

A beauty and the best retelling SET AT A BOARDING SCHOOL. I mean, TALK about intriguing premises. But like its also contemporary, SO THAT IS SOMETHING DEFINITELY VERY UNIQUE and… well, curious anyone? Plus the author also mentioned that it has got “is it magic or isn’t it” vibes and YES, THAT SOUNDS AMAZING. 

3. The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand

I AM TELLING YOU. JUST GO READ THAT SYNOPSIS AND THEN YOU WILL BE DESPERATE FOR THE BOOK. So, in short, it has a concept for the subplot borrowed somewhat from the Christmas Carol? One fine christmas eve, 5 years ago, three ghosts had visited Holly to try to get her to fix her ways, but she refused. And then she died. But there’s more. There’s Scrooge too, and a company, and stuff happens. Things change. Yes, I’m definitely not doing a good job of explaining this, so i suggest, THE SYNOPSIS.

4. The Holiday Swap by Maggie Knox

Charlie and Cass are identical twins, but with very different lives. But one fine day, they decide to secretly trade places (EXCITING). The synopsis sounds KIND OF like the princess switch (which, by the way, I AM CURRENTLY VERY MUCH OBSESSED WITH). Oh and did I mention that there’s baking involved? What better way to spend the holidays than huddled up in some blankets, sipping hot cocoa while simultaneously having your mouth water over delicious descriptions of baked CAKE, am I right?

5. A Snowfall of Silver by Laura Wood

Set in 1931, A Snowfall of Silver follows a girl as she runs away from home to pursue her career as an actress. To make things even better, the love interest is a play writer, AND β€˜WRITER’ IS EXCITING, OKAY? It’s a book about following your dreams, and its also historical fiction, and yes, SNOW.

6. Little Women

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20893528-little-women

This is the only book in this entire list that I HAVE read, and GAH, I LOVE IT TOO MUCH, OKAY? Jo is basically PERFECTION, just saying. And she is also a writer (love because #relatable) The book starts off with Christmas, and the entire story is just so heartwarming and amazing, and I DEFINITELY RECOMMEND THE MOVIE TOO.

7. Girls made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust

It is a snow white retelling, along with an evil father, plus a protagonist with a heart made of glass because it was cut out by her dad so long ago she can’t even remember it, and he replaced it with one of glass. And there’s the other girl. Created from snow by a magician. Created to look exactly like her late mother. Yes, fellow olives, I can feel the excitement rolling off you.

8.   Where Dreams Descend by Janelle Angeles

This contains magicians, which is AMAZING on its own. But it takes that excitement and pulls it to a new level. Now, tell me, what do you think of… missing magicians? Yes, that’s right, olives, THIS BOOK – THIS BOOK – has it. There’s also magic and secrets and some mentions of darkness (I LOVE) in the synopsis and also a lot of MYSTERY. And people have also compared it to Caraval and The Night Circus, so yes, that’s something. ALSO, DO YOU SEE THAT COVER?

9.   Down comes the Night by Allison Saft

See that cover, IT GIVES OFF SUCH STRONG WINTER VIBES WHILE ALSO KIND OF REMINDING YOU OF A MIXTURE OF GOLDILOCKS AND HANSEL AND GRETEL. No? Is that just me? *cue awkward throat clearing* BUT it’s fantasy and apparently also has gorgeous writing and enemies-to-lovers romance *melts* AND MAGIC!!! MAGIC IS KEY!!! MAGIC IS EVERYTHING.

LET’S CHAT!

Have you read any of these? Are they on your TBR? What do YOU usually do during the winter break? Thoughts on olives and hot cocoa (but eaten/drank individually of course)?? What are some of YOUR favorite books to read during the holiday season?


HELLO! WONDERFUL! PEOPLE!

So here was the second guest post in my blog πŸ™‚ Thank you anoushka for it cuz I had ALMOST stepped out of my 10 day blogging streak :l. Mind ne not detailing much, IM BUSY SO YEAH. Anyway, talk to later, or maybe in the comment section byee!

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Santosphere day 7 || A Christmas Playlist by me!

Hello Wonderful people! Happy Day 7 of Santosphere!

If you don’t know about Santosphere(the blogging version), It’s nothing but just MY version of blogmas. Please don’t use the term “Santosphere” for blogmas in your blog because it’s copyrighted, in my blog.

Click here, to check out all the Santosphere post I’ve written till now!

Please CLICK HERE before reading the post to know more about this blog post series!

Now, for today’s post, there’s a short Playlist (songs collected by me!) Of chirtmassy songs I like! Thank you, Spotify for helping me find the songs! Find the Playlist here-

Here are the songs-

β˜… Jingle bells rock- Bobby helms

β˜… The Christmas song- Meghan Trainer

β˜… Santa tell me- Ariana Grande

β˜… Christmas Tree Farm- Taylor Swift

β˜… Santa Claus is coming to town – The Jackson 5

β˜… Jingle bells

That’s all for todays post! you can save this playlist in your Spotify account if you want to! I hope this playlist brings you a bit in the Christmas spirit!

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Santosphere Day 6 || A letter to Santa by Aamy || ITZ SOMEONES B’DAY!

 π™³πšŽπšŠπš› πš‚πšŠπš—πšπšŠ,

π™²πš‘πš›πš’πšœπšπš–πšŠπšœ πš’πšœ 𝚊 πšπš›πšŽπšŠπš πšπš’πš–πšŽ 𝚘𝚏 πšπš‘πšŽ πš’πšŽπšŠπš›. 𝙸 πš”πš—πš˜πš  𝙸 πš‘πšŠπšŸπšŽπš—’𝚝 πš‹πšŽπšŽπš— 𝚐𝚘𝚘𝚍 πšŠπš•πš• πš’πšŽπšŠπš›β€¦πšŠπš—πš 𝙸’πš– πšœπš˜πš›πš›πš’ πšŠπš‹πš˜πšžπš πšπš‘πšŠπš, 𝙸’πš– πš—πš˜πš πšœπšžπš›πšŽ πš’πš πšŠπš—πš’πš˜πš—πšŽ πšŒπšŠπš— πš‹πšŽ πš™πšŽπš›πšπšŽπšŒπš. π™Ώπš•πšŽπšŠπšœπšŽ 𝚍𝚘 πš—πš˜πš πš™πšžπš πšŒπš˜πšŠπš• πš’πš— πš–πš’ πšπš’πšπšπšœπŸ₯Ί, 𝙸’πš•πš• πšπš›πš’ 𝚝𝚘 πš‹πšŽ πš‹πšŽπšπšπšŽπš›. 𝙸 πš”πš—πš˜πš  𝙸 πš πš˜πšžπš•πš’𝚟𝚎 πšπš˜πšπšπšŽπš— πšŠπš—πšπš›πš’ πšœπš˜πš–πšŽπšπš’πš–πšŽπšœ πš‹πšŽπšŒπšŠπšžπšœπšŽ πšœπš˜πš–πšŽπšπš‘πš’πš—πš πšπš‘πšŠπš 𝙸 πš‘πšŠπšπšŽ πš˜πš› πš–πšŠπšπšŽ πš–πšŽ 𝚜𝚊𝚍 πš‘πšŠπš™πš™πšŽπš—. π™±πšžπš 𝙸 πšπš’πš πšŒπš˜πš–πšŽ πšžπš™ πš πš’πšπš‘ πšœπš˜πš•πšžπšπš’πš˜πš—πšœ πšŠπš—πš πš‹πš’ πšπš‘πšŽ πšŽπš—πš 𝚘𝚏 πšπš‘πšŽ 𝚍𝚊𝚒, 𝙸 πš™πš›πš˜πš‹πšŠπš‹πš•πš’ πš πš˜πšžπš•πšπš—’𝚝 πš‹πšŽ 𝚜𝚘 πšŠπš—πšπš›πš’ πš˜πš› 𝚜𝚊𝚍. π™½πš˜πš , πš’πš 𝙸 πš†π™°πš‚ 𝚐𝚘𝚘𝚍 πšŽπš—πš˜πšžπšπš‘, πšŒπšŠπš— 𝙸 πš™πš•πšŽπšŠπšœπšŽ πš‘πšŠπšŸπšŽ 𝚊 πšπš’πšπšπšŽπš πš˜πš› 𝚝𝚠𝚘 😊 ? 𝙸 πš›πšŽπšŠπš•πš•πš’ πš•πš’πš”πšŽ πš™πš˜πš™-πš’πšπšœ πšŠπš—πš πšœπš•πš’πš–πšŽ (πšŽπšŸπšŽπš— πšπš‘πš˜πšžπšπš‘ πš’πš’𝚜 πš—πš˜πš 𝚊 πšπš’πšπšπšŽπš). π™ΌπšŽπš›πš›πš’ π™²πš‘πš›πš’πšœπšπš–πšŠπšœ, πš‚πšŠπš—πšπšŠ ! π™±πš’πšŽ!

~Amelia  

Hello Wonderful people! Happy Day 6 of Santosphere!

If you don’t know about Santosphere(the blogging version), It’s nothing but just MY version of blogmas. Please don’t use the term β€œSantosphere” for blogmas in your blog because it’s copyrighted, in my blog.

Click here, to check out all the Santosphere post I’ve written till now!

Please CLICK HERE before reading the post to know more about this blog post series!

So this was a little letter to Santa by Aamy @ Aamy’s imaginations, can you relate to it too? We all know we haven’t been good all 365 day, right?

If you could ask Santa for ANY gift, what would it be? Comment below! What’s W+πŸŸ₯(A color)+TH? Comment below!

Also, TODAY IS SOMEONES BIRTHDAY!

RAYNA!

Check out this post by Chloe and give SO many birthday wishes that she’s not even able to read them all! HAVE A GREAT DAY MOONLIGHT!

That’s it for todays post, Ignore the fact I didn’t know about her birthday before stay safe and happy!!!

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Santosphere Day 5 || Christmassy Hands!

Hello Wonderful people! Happy Day 5 of Santosphere!

If you don’t know about Santosphere(the blogging version), It’s nothing but just MY version of blogmas. Please don’t use the term β€œSantosphere” for blogmas in your blog because it’s copyrighted, in my blog.

Click here, to check out all the Santosphere post I’ve written till now!

Please CLICK HERE before reading the post to know more about this blog post series!

Well it’s the 5th day of Santosphere’s post, WHICH I’m writing on 1st December. So today, I was doodling in my hands and making faces on my fingers, and then, as blogmas begun today, (1st dec) I saw Snowmans and Santas and trees and decided to mix these things up = AN IDEA FOR SANTOSPHERE!

What I mean cuz I’m too confusing

So, when you think about Christmas, what do you see? You see a snowman, Santa, Christmas tree, candy canes, wreath and so much more! So the five things out of ALL of these I’ve chosen for this post are-

  • Snowman
  • Santa Claus
  • Gingerbread man
  • Christmas tree
  • Eleve

Now,

Once upon a time, the five fingers of Betty’s left hand were having a fight that who could be the best actor/actress out of them

Then, the pinky finger, the smallest, but the cleverest got and idea.

“What about we have an fancy dress competition and do some sort of poll to find out who looks the best” she said.

“Well, your fancy dress competition does not prove who’s better at ACTING, but it does sound fun, so let’s do it!” Said the ring finger

Everyone agreed and decided to keep the theme CHRISTMAS, and contacted the right hand for help in designing. The right hand is always ready for help, with some sketch pens, cloths and other things. It was now the time for them to start the show!….

Here they are (:

And now, was the time to announce the winners! Who wins? Who decides?

YOU!

So click here or here to do a pole and chose who looks the best!

That’s all for today! Stay safe, and happy!

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Santosphere Day 4 || Logo’s get a Christmas makeover

Hello Wonderful people! Happy Day 4 of Santosphere!

If you don’t know about Santosphere(the blogging version), It’s nothing but just MY version of blogmas. Please don’t use the term β€œSantosphere” for blogmas in your blog because it’s copyrighted, in my blog.

Click here, to check out all the Santosphere post I’ve written till now!

Please CLICK HERE before reading the post to know more about this blog post series!

*cough* *clears through* A terrible an editor here! Today I’ll be editing some- logos and make ’em look christmasyy

so…. that’s it?

yep

#1- CANVA!

Yes, Canva, ’cause why not? my very favorite and the most useful site πŸ™‚ Canva has a very simple makeover, her you go-

All I’ve added here is santa’s cap, a candy cane and some color changings, looking’ good enough to use throughout your holidays?

#2 WordPress!

one of the most used apps by me- wp! It’s a quite messy one this time, not much but……..

THOSE SNOWFLAKESSSSSSSSS AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

#3 Spotify!

It was kinda hard re-designing spotify’s logo, but I tried my best, and here’s what I made at last-

I love that musical-note thingy at the bottom middle. It’s amazing right?

#4 Windows

hehe.

hehe (i love the Santa’s cap btw)

#5 Google!

YEESSSSS, are amazing google, having fun doodles πŸ™‚ (wow, that rhymes) Google anyway will have it’s own redisign for xmas, but here’s how I designed it’s logo-

I like this! I actually do!

#6 WhatsApp!

Okay….this took me a lot of time, it’s the messy-est. Here, think of it being messy with me πŸ™‚

#7 Pinterest

I liked Pinterest’s one, It’s one of my favorites, simple and easy to make-

– having a golden tree and the north star :))

#8 Instagram

Well I like the way I’ve designed Instagram’s logo too! I mean, It’s c o o l !

treeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssssss

Well, that’s it. I’m tired now. It’s 8:47. Classes start in 3 minutes. Let me stop now. πŸ™‚

PS: I’ve written this post on 17 dec, aka yesterday. Seriously, I NEED WRITING BOTS !!!!

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Santosphere day 3 || My Favorite Things About Christmas!- Guest post by Maggie!

The box of Wonder!

Hi guys!! It’s Maggie from Maggie’s Doodles. I’m excited to be guest posting on Betty’s blog today! 😍❀️ I’m sharing my favorite things about Christmas through doodles! I hope you enjoy. πŸŽ„

By Maggie!

Hello Wonderful people! Happy Day 3 of Santosphere!

If you don’t know about Santosphere(the blogging version), It’s nothing but just MY version of blogmas. Please don’t use the term β€œSantosphere” for blogmas inyourblog because it’s copyrighted, in my blog.

Click here, to check out all the Santosphere post I’ve written till now!

PleaseCLICK HEREbefore reading the post to know more about this blog post series!

So as you’ve read already, this was a small guest post by Maggie @ Maggie’s Doodles! You should go and check out her blog if you haven’t seen it already! Also, she is hoisting Doodlemas (her version of blogmas) so do check out them to right

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Santosphere day 3 || My Favorite Things About Christmas!- Guest post by Maggie!

Hi guys!! It’s Maggie from Maggie’s Doodles. I’m excited to be guest posting on Betty’s blog today! 😍❀️ I’m sharing my favorite things about Christmas through doodles! I hope you enjoy. πŸŽ„

By Maggie!

Hello Wonderful people! Happy Day 3 of Santosphere!

If you don’t know about Santosphere(the blogging version), It’s nothing but just MY version of blogmas. Please don’t use the term β€œSantosphere” for blogmas in your blog because it’s copyrighted, in my blog.

Click here, to check out all the Santosphere post I’ve written till now!

Please CLICK HERE before reading the post to know more about this blog post series!

So as you’ve read already, this was a small guest post by Maggie @ Maggie’s Doodles! You should go and check out her blog if you haven’t seen it already! Also, she is hoisting Doodlemas (her version of blogmas) so do check out them to right here!

And that’s all for the post, What are YOUR favorite things about Christmas? Which doodle by Maggie was your favorite? Comment below!

Santa’s Questions Today-

What’s ⏰ – ck + s? Comment below!

tricky?

goodbye! Stay happy! And stay safe!

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