The Westing Game | My Favorite Book

Hey friends!

The Westing Game is my all time favorite book! It’s a mystery and I absolutely LOVE it!

Plot Summary

Sunset Towers is a new apartment building on Lake Michigan, north of Milwaukee and just down the shore from the mansion owned by reclusive self-made millionaire Samuel W. Westing. (Despite its name, Sunset Towers faces east – into the sunrise.) Sam Westing was a wealthy businessman who made his fortune in paper products. He was very patriotic and never smoked, drank, or gambled.

As the story opens, Barney Northrup is selling apartments to a carefully selected group of tenants. He claims that chess is not allowed in the building. After Sam Westing dies, at the beginning of the book, it emerges that most of the tenants are named as heirs in Westing’s will. The will is structured like a puzzle, with the 16 heirs challenged to find the solution. Each of the eight pairs, assigned seemingly at random, is given $10,000 cash and a different set of baffling clues. The pair that solves the mystery will inherit Westing’s entire $200 million fortune and control of his company.

 

The first time I read it, it was a little confusing. But once I read it the second time, oh wow! I knew it was my favorite book! I’ve read the book multiple times and it never gets old! 

 

What are your favorite kind of books? What’s your favorite book? Let me know in the comments, love hearing from you!

Love, Cassia

Sunshine Blogger Award

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Hey friends!

I got nominated by Christina from christina and camera

Here’s how this works:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions given to you.
  • Nominate 11 other bloggers and write them 11 new questions.
  • List the rules and display the sunshine blogger award logo in your blog post.

Thank you so much Christina!!! I had a lot of fun doing this one! ❤️

Christina’s Questions:

Is your room clean or messy right now?

It’s clean! I always keep my room super clean!

Favorite and least favorite social media (you don’t have to have it)?

My favorite is Instagram! LOVE IT! And least favorite is Tik Tok. Do not like it.

What is your favorite word?

Oh man….the word I use the most is “annoying”. So maybe that’s my favorite 🤔 😂

What’s something amazing you’ve accomplished (it can be big or small)?

I love singing and sometimes I try to sing something hard. I once got this note that I didn’t think I could get and I was like AHHHHH. 

What’s your favorite flower?

Sunflower!!

Do you enjoy summer break?

Yes I doooo!!! It’s pretty great!

What is your favorite movie?

Cinderella and Hidden Figures are my top two favorites!

Do you have a favorite quote?

No, I don’t!

Favorite book you’ve ever read?

OOOOO!!! I can’t give that away yet!! I’m doing a post about it soon! You’ll have to wait and see!

What are you wearing right now?

T’shirt and shorts!

What’s an interesting fact about you that most people don’t know?

I’ve never been out of the states! I really want to, but it’s never happened sadly.

 

I nominate:

DW

Jenna

Lydia Therese

Esther

Hiddenzzzzz

Maddison

Hope

Madison

Autumn

Keziah

Lydia

 

Questions for my nominees:

  1. What has been your best moment of the year so far?
  2. Are you more of a movie or book person?
  3. Why did you start your blog?
  4. Jeans or leggings?
  5. Dress or skirt?
  6. What’s your favorite food?
  7. What’s your favorite vacation spot?
  8. Are you left handed or right handed?
  9. How many siblings do you have?
  10. Do you have any nieces or nephews?
  11. Do you prefer Spotify or Apple Music?

 

Hope you all have fun answering the questions!!!!

Love, Cassia

Top 7 Favorite Instagram Accounts

Hey friends!

I’m sharing with you some of my favorite Instagramers!

Let’s jump in, shall we?

#7. Abigail Houston

She is so beautiful and her love for Jesus is so encouraging! Be sure to give this beauty a follow!

#6. Hannah Elizabeth

This girl is SO encouraging and has such lovely photos! She talks about her faith, plants, coffee and fun stuff! Go give her a follow!

#5. Gabrielle Odom

Brie is so fun and energetic! Her feed is cool and her writing is so good! If you can, go follow her!

#4. Abi Grace

This adorable babe is a traveling blogger/vlogger! Her pictures are so aesthetic and the places she visits are 😍If you want to see beautiful pictures, follow her!

#3. Elana Zahn

This beautiful girl is one of my good friends. I’ve watched her grow her Instagram and am so proud of her. Her words are so encouraging and true. Give my babe a follow!

#2. Sadie Robertson Huff

Most of you probably know who she is! I follow her because I love seeing her pictures and what’s going on in her life!

#1. Tay Ruth Welgoss

This girl is my ALL TIME FAVORITE! She’s HILARIOUS and full of Godly advice. She and her family are so fun and always making me laugh! You should totally give her a follow!

Do you like Instagram? What’s your favorite app? Let me know in the comments!

Love, Cassia

How I Edit My Photos

Hey friends!

I’ve gotten questions about how I edit my photos, so now it’s time for me to share!!!

I got a new preset a couple months ago and I LOVE IT! It’s totally my style and goes with all my photos! Here is the link if you’d like to check it out. 

It’s a Lightroom preset and all I have to do is paste it on my photos. Sometimes I have to fix some of the lighting for it to look how I want it but it’s pretty easy!

Here are a before and after photo:

Before

After

Hope that was a helpful! 

What do you use to edit your photos? I’d love to hear from you in the comments!  ❤️

Love, Cassia

9 Random Facts About Myself

Hey friends!

It’s been a while since I last did some random facts about myself!!! So here are 9 new ones!

  1. I’m obsessed with soundtracks.
  2. I don’t really enjoy cooking that much.
  3.  I love driving.
  4. My favorite tv show is Psych.
  5. I’ve only seen 9 movies in theater.
  6. My favorite skittle is the red one.
  7. I don’t really enjoy playing games.
  8. My phone is an iPhone 7plus.
  9. I’ve been in three weddings.

 

Thanks for reading! What’s a random fact about you?

Love, Cassia

Photo Shoots

Hey friends!

I had some friends visit last month! My friend Elana came for 4 days and my friends Hannah and Lisa came for a day!

This is Elana! She’s amazing! There’s so much I could say but it would make this post super long, haha! But I love her so much and she’s a blessing for sure!

(thank you to Bekah my sister in-law for taking all these pictures)

 

Then a couple days later, Hannah and Lisa came to visit!

So blessed with amazing friends! Miss you all lots already 🥺

Hope you enjoyed this post! What are some other posts you’d like to see? Let me know in the comments!

Love, Cassia

Collab with Ainsley from Ainsley Beth

Hey friends!

Ainsley and I both contacted each other at different times wanting to do a collab! We couldn’t figure out what kind of collab but then we just decided to ask each other some questions! We both sent each other 10 questions and are going to answer them on our own posts! 

I’ve known Ainsley for a while and she started her blog a couple years! Her posts are so fun and her blog has really grown! Go check out her amazing blog and give her a follow! You won’t be disappointed! 

 

Now it’s time for me to answer the questions Ainsley sent me!!!!!! Let’s get started:

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Favorite vacation spot?

On the east coast at a beach!!!

(I couldn’t find a picture with my baby doll so I chose this one of my brother and I instead)

Your first memory?

Playing with my baby doll Sarah baby!

Favorite blog post of yours?

This one! Here

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Favorite clothing brand?

I don’t have a favorite brand. I like going thrift shopping!

What do you miss most doing while in quarantine?

Going to Starbucks and shopping with my siblings!

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Dream car?

A jeep!!

Favorite Starbucks drink?

My favorite favorite drink is the iced peach green tea lemonade! SO GOOOOOD

Do you want to go out of the country?

YESSS!!! I really want to go to Europe!!

Favorite musical?

Hamilton, Newsies and Wicked!

(I made this cool picture when I got to 100 followers)

Best blogging memory?

Getting to 100 followers! I felt so accomplished! Post here.

 

Make sure to go check out her blog and her collab post! Thanks so much for doing this with me Ainsley! 

Anybody else interested in doing a collab? Let me know!!!

Love, Cassia

Meeting Isa

Hey friends!

I got to meet my sweet niece for the first time last week! She’s so tiny and precious!

Do you have any nieces/nephews? Let me know in the comments! I love learning new things about you all!

Love, Cassia

My Top 5 Favorite Starbucks Drinks

Hey friends!

We had some friends come and visit last week and we went to Starbucks! It gave me the idea to share what my top 5 favorite Starbucks drinks are!

Let’s get started!

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#5. Hot Caramel Cloud Macchiato:

I had this for the first time in November and it’s SO GOOD! It’s a good fall/winter drink!

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#4. Hot Caramel Macchiato:

This is not much different from the Cloud Macchiato, just less foam! 

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#3. Caramel Frappuccino:

This was my first love, just kidding. But I used to ADORE this drink. It was the only thing I ever ordered.

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#2. Strawberry Acai Lemonade:

This SOOOO amazing! It’s delicious and so refreshing! It’s definitely a great summer drink 🤗

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#1. Peach Green Tea Lemonade:

This is also so delicious! It’s a lot like the Strawberry Acai Lemonade! I sometimes get it without the cane sugar, it tastes about the same!

 

I highly recommend all those drinks! If you’ve never tried any of them, you definitely should!!! It’s fun to try new drinks every once in a while! 😄

What’s your favorite Starbucks drink? Let me know in the comments!

Love, Cassia

My Life Lately: Part 2

Hello friends!

I meant to get this posted like a month ago 🙈so sorry! 

Let’s head into March!

To start off March……….my older sister got ENGAGED!!!! The proposal was set for March 20th but due to COVID-19, he had to do it a couple weeks earlier. My parents, sisters and I drove up on Friday (the day he was going to propose) We found out he was doing it on March 6th just a couple days before lol. We left on Friday morning early and got there that evening!

But on our way, we stopped at the Kansas capitol building!

We got to the place where he was proposing and waited till he proposed. It was us, his family and some of his close friends. We waited till he texted to head to the spot. Getting his text we then started our walk to the spot. It was so exciting!

As we were getting closer we were trying to stay quiet. (which is the opposite of our family, lol) When we were almost there Jason yelled out “SHE SAID YES”. We all cheered and she was like “WHATTT!!! What are you guys doing here?” Total surprise to her, that she loved!!! We walked up and all hugged and there were some tears shed. (mostly by my dad and I)

After that, we headed over to where an after party was held! It was so so great!

We stayed the night and were there for Saturday! She worked most of the day so we stayed at the coffee shop and got lots of work done! We also explored downtown Manhattan and it was so cute!!

Found a cute little theater!

We went bowling that night and it was SOOO fun! I did pretty good the first game but did terrible the second game lol.

The next morning we packed up and headed back home!

The next week was super laid back and we didn’t do much of anything. But the week after that my sister and I went to see some of my best friends!!!

We went exploring, shopping and took pictures!

The week after that, I voted for the first time!

The last couple weeks of March were also laid back because of COVID-19…..so no more pictures for March 🙁

In the starting of April my brother and his fiance surprised us with a visit! They stayed for almost two weeks! It was so great!

On April 7th little sweet Isabel Grace was born 😍

On Easter night, my sister and her fiance came and surprised us! Two surprises in one week 😱😄 They stayed for almost two weeks as well!

The rest of the month was laid back! 

Hope you enjoyed this post, I’m going to try to post more often 😊

Love, Cassia