Monthly Archives: February 2015

Dear Hope: Does He Like Me or Her

Dear Hope,dear hope
Okay, so this guy that I like is into another girl. I’m trying to accept it, but the problem is he keeps flirting with me. The girl he is kind of dating goes to another school so he doesn’t see her all the time. We see each other every day and he is super flirty. My feelings start up again then he cools off and is back to her. What is the deal does he like me or her?
– Kristina

Dear Kristina,
If he keeps going back and forth, he might be playing you both. Ask him straight out what is going on. Find out if he is into you or the other girl. You deserve his honesty. If he likes you both and is just having fun, that’s his choice. If that’s not what you want, move on. If it gets your hopes up every time you flirt, you might end up getting hurt. Find out what he is doing and then figure out what you want.

Thank you for being brave and sending in your question.

dear hope

Accent Tag Video

Today I decided to do the Accent Tag. I first saw it done on Sweetly Petite’s blog.  If you are not familiar with this Tag, it’s all about how we say words.  After I did my video, I got stuck online watching videos from all kinds of accents.  It’s pretty interesting to hear how many ways people say things.

If you decide to make, or have already made and Accent Tag video, let me know in the comments! I would love to watch!

– ttfn G –

11 Questions and Answers

Cutegirl5, one of our favorite bloggers, nominated us for the Liebster Award. We feel so honored that she thought of us! As much as we appreciate it (and we seriously do), we do not qualify as we have more than two hundred followers.

We thought Gabriella would still answer the questions for fun.
Let’s get to the questions:

1. What is the hairstyle you wear the most?

I almost always leave my hair down. My hair is naturally curly on the bottom and wavy on the top. I love leaving it natural. It’s super easy! But when I am home it is always up in a messy bun.

2. Do you like eyeliner or eye shadow more?

Eyeliner! It makes your eyes stand out. Right now my favorite is Urban Decay. Lately I have been using a brown called demolition, but I love to mix it up. I always keep black as a staple, but sometimes I mix in some blue, grey, or purple.

3. Do you prefer performing or doing behind the scenes work?

I like performing. I’ve always loved being on stage or in front of people. Even though it makes me super nervous, I love that energy.

4. What is your favourite sport or physical activity?

I’m not gonna lie, I suck at sports. I can be pretty uncoordinated which doesn’t help, but I love playing basketball, or soccer with my friends. They don’t judge my uncoordinatedness.

5. Which Hogwarts house do you think you would be in and why?

How can I pick just one? I had to take the Sorting Hat quiz and it told me I belonged in Ravenclaw, which makes sense. I have always been into academics, knowledge, and wit. But my heart feels like it belongs in Gryffindor. Maybe I just have multiple personalities and could live in both.

6. Why did you start your blog?

I started this blog because I wanted to give teens and young adults a place to be inspired and know that they are important. I love having a blog because I get to use writing as a way to share hope and meet new people.

7. What cell phone do you have, if any?

I have an iPhone 6.

8. Do you like straight or curly hair more?

Both are super cute! But if I have to choose, I will go with curly. My hair is naturally curly, and it feels like it has a personality of its own.

9. What would your dream pet be?

I love animals! This one is hard because there are so many! I have always wanted a pet pig or a miniature goat (they are so adorable). Right now I have three dogs and three cats which I adore.
My family likes to collect rescue animals
Dogs: Cats:
Mandie – ( Mandelina Ballerina) Mittens – ( Mittie mit)
Shaie – (Shaie Shaie Shalailai) Monkie – (Munk Munk)
Cassie – (Cassilinda Princess of our house) Mr Snuffleupagus- (Snuffie)

10. What is your most important makeup item?

Mascara! I am all about eyes! Mascara is awesome! Whether you are wearing a lot of makeup, or just want a quick, easy way to open your eyes.

11. Close your eyes. Now open them. What did you look at first?

My blue fuzzy slippers. I am AlWAYS wearing my fuzzy slippers when I am home. They are soft and keep my toes warm when it’s cold outside.


Thanks again cutegirl5! I had fun answering these questions  I always enjoy sharing and reading everyone’s answers.  It’s a great way to learn more about other bloggers.

Make sure you go check out cutegirl5’s blog.  Her blog is a place for her to express herself and talk about all the topics she loves.  She gives beauty tips and reviews, talks about sports, and anything else on her mind.

– ttfn G –

Dear Hope: Just Shy or Does He Not Like Me?

Dear Hope,Dear Hope Shy
Hey! I’m in high school and there is this boy I’ve been liking since November! We have been texting for about 4 months now! I know he likes me and he knows I like him! We really click and we can have conversations for hours over the phone! One problem we have……we have only hung out once and it was in a group setting!!! I know he is a VERY shy guy but still….. I ask if he wants to hang out and he always want to but when the time gets close to us hanging out he backs out last minute. For example…. I invited him over and then an hour before he said his dad made dinner and so his family was having “fam” night! I just don’t understand!!!!! I like him so much and I just don’t know what to do! Do you think he is shy or honestly just doesn’t like me?!? I’m getting tired of him backing out last minute! Tell me what I should do and what you think please!!!
– Vivian

Dear Vivian,
When someone is VERY shy, doing certain things can be difficult. He might feel uncomfortable or nervous with it just being the two of you. That does not mean he doesn’t like you, but he probably just feels more relaxed with the group. As long as he has not given you any reason to distrust him, give him some more time. Plan a few more group dates and give him time to build his confidence.

When you are talking for hours on the phone, gently bring it up. Ask him if he is nervous to hang out. See how he responds. Let him know you understand that he sometimes has other plans, but backing out at the last-minute is frustrating.

Give it some more time and see how it goes. If things don’t start to improve in the next month, it’s possible he is not ready to date someone.

It’s great that you really like him, but remember to always do what is best for you.

Thank you for being brave and sending in your question.

dear hope

Spread Some Love!


Spread some love today!

Love can be shown in so many ways. Do something sweet for your boyfriend or girlfriend. Let your friends know that they matter to you. Remind your brothers and sisters that you care about them. It doesn’t matter if you are dating or single, you can still have a day full of love.


Do something good for yourself this weekend! You deserve it.

Come on guys, all we need is love!

-ttfn G –

5 Easy Gifts to Give Someone You Love

Here are 5 easy gifts to give someone you love!

They are not only easy, but affordable too.

1. A jar of love

Fill a jar (or whatever cute container you like) with little love notes. The great thing about this gift is it is practically free, it comes from the heart, and everyone will love it.

2. Kisses! The chocolate kind…

Hello! How cute are Hershey kisses! And you can’t go wrong with chocolate.

3. “Read this when” notes:

Write things you love about them and encouragements on little cards. On the front of the cards, write “read this when” and then fill in the blank. For example: “Read this when you are having a bad day,” or “read this when you think of me”. Its adorable and they will be reminded of how much you care in the future.

4. Cookies

Who doesn’t love cookies? EVERYONE loves cookies. Buy some yummy cookies and put them in a cute bag: instant gift (if you buy them, just remember to take them out of the store packaging). Or, if you are feeling chefy, make homemade cookies. It’s super thoughtful and delicious.

5. A selfie

Take a selfie, but instead of posting it, print it and frame it. You can buy frames for a super low price or make your own.

These gifts can work for anyone, boyfriends, girlfriends, best friends, and even your mom.
Remember, whatever gifts you give, you can’t go wrong if they come from the heart!

– ttfn G –    – NBL V –

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