Blog tour: 5 things by Emily at The Beaming Blonde

Em from Two Girls Two Mountains (who I collabed summer bucket lists with) is starting a new blog- The Beaming Blonde(!), and what better way to kick everything off than with a blog tour? Her first post will be this Saturday (thanks Olivia), and that is when my suspicions that her blog is going to be fantastic will officially be confirmed.

But, before the actual part where she talks about five things that are important to her and why, a quick-ish sidenote.

I am both surprised and delighted that you (Em) spelled “blond” blonde. Until this evening as I’m writing this intro, I’ve always thought that “blonde” was just the British version of the word, but, according to this post, the story goes deeper than that.

In British English, you use blonde for girls and blond for guys: the blonde girl, she’s a blonde, the blond guy, he’s a blond. In American English, you still use blond whenever it’s for a guy: the blond guy, he’s a blond, but you also use blond every time it’s an adjective for a girl: the blond girl. The only time you would use blonde is as a noun for a girl: she’s a blonde.

Which prompts my follow-up thought: where did you (Em) learn about the great and mysterious subtleties of blond vs. blonde? And also, thank you for starting your new blog and doing a blog tour and letting me be part of it- otherwise, I don’t think I would’ve ever realized there was a bigger difference to blond vs. blonde than what side of the pond you’re on.

Okay, the word blond is starting to look weird now, so I’m going to take that as a signal to move onto the actual blog tour part of this post. After your eyes cross the line, you will (mostly) be reading words written by Em.

First of all, thank you Annie for coming up with such a cool idea! (Editing Annie: You’re welcome even though oops, I guess this is a good time to mention that this was not something I thought up. I completely stole the idea from the podcast called ahem, Five Things.) I hadn’t heard this question before…and it was harder than it looks 🙂

But. Here are 5 physical items that are important to me (in no particular order):

1. My bullet journal 


Is that cheesy? idk. (No, that’s not cheesy at all. :)) But it holds basically my whole life-to-do lists, what I’ve read, mood trackers… I’ve been keeping a bullet journal actively since the beginning of the year (so over 8 months when this is published!) (Whoa, nice.) and to be honest it’s made such a big difference in my life and productivity. It’s far from perfect, but I love it anyway 🙂

2. My laptop/phone

I’m combining these because they’re both electronics (that’s not cheating…right?) (Haha, you’re good.) and also because I use them for blogging, schoolwork, and photography (my phone.) All of these things combined take up a pretty big portion of my time so they definitely can’t be overlooked 🙂

3. My Kindle

Okay, so, storytime: I had a kindle and I loved it so much, it had been over 5 years and it was like my baby. And then one day I came home from school and half of the screen was frozen. (Ahh, oh no.) And that was the end of my kindle… But I’m still putting it on here to represent my love of books and in honor of my dead kindle

(Let’s take a moment of white space for Em’s beloved kindle.)



4. My Polaroid camera


I saved up for it for so long. I did so much research before buying it. I use the film very very rarely and try to save it because it is so expensive. And I really do love it. I have a wall of Polaroid photos in my room (well, part of a wall) and it’s one of my favorite parts of my room. (I don’t have a Polaroid, but I think they- the photographs and the camera itself- both look so cool.)

5. My white converse

So I was trying to think of a clothing item or something that I could put down for this…and I immediately thought of my white low top converse shoes. I love them so so much and I wear them all the time…they’re my favorite of the shoes I own, and I’ve had them for a long time ( I think it’s time for a new pair…) but they’re so worn in and nice.



It’s me (Annie) again.
Do you write any words the British way? For some reason, I tend to spell “theater” theatre and sometimes “gray” grey. I’ve never spelled “color” colour though.
What would your five things be? I’m going to try and do this fast and not over think it: library card, one of my notebooks or maybe a pen, earbuds, my from God necklace, and my backpack.
Did you know about blond vs. blonde? And finally to end this post, another weird grammar thing:

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19 thoughts on “Blog tour: 5 things by Emily at The Beaming Blonde”

  1. I loved reading this post! I spell the British way but (I’m not sure) I think WordPress is American and it makes a RED SQUIGGLY LINE under everything I write which is really annoying! I sometimes spell American though like gray and something else which I can’t remember but apparently have been spelling wrong my whole life?? It’s weird. I loved finding out about Em’s likes! Great post! xx

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    1. Thank you! HA, that’s funny about the line- but aggravating too, I’m sure. Hm okay, from what I can tell, I think the company that created WordPress is based in San Francisco- so yea, I think it’s American too. Do you remember what the other word is now? I did too! Thank you. :))

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      1. No problem! It’s SUPER AGGRAVATING. Oooh research ❤️😂 That probably explains everything! No, I think it was like soldier or realise or something! 😂 No problem! xx ❤️😀

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  2. I spell every thing the British way, because, funnily enough, I’m English (what a surprise 😂) I’be seen that grammar thing before and it’s so crazy that we do that instinctively!

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  3. Interesting! I never delved that deep into the difference between Blond vs Blonde! I’ll spread the words about my fellow English learners! lol
    And I’m sorry for your lost of your beloved kindle… have you got a new one yet?

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    1. Me either! Hahaha, sounds good. I hope they find it interesting too. :)) Oh oops, let me clarify- the list part of the post is written by Em for her blog tour! So it was her who sadly lost her kindle, not me.

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  4. Oooh cool idea!! My five would be, in no particular order:
    1. My electronics (phones&laptop) for the sake of Spotify alone. Music is a very important way that I worship God and process my feelings, so without it, I feel isolated.
    2. My Bible. I have a 1999 NIV Life Application Study Bible that I’ve written in, highlighted, stuffed bookmarks in, and cried over. If I lost it, I would feel a HUGE loss.
    3. My stuffed Penguin. I’ve had him since I was 7, and he’s been a physical comfort to me through the hardest times of my life. Obviously, he’s not a living being, but in my heart he almost is.
    4. RIP my perfect mechanical pencil… I loved it way too much and then I lost it and can’t find the exact model on Amazon.
    5. My relationships with people are super important to me. 🙂


  5. I love this post! The 5 things idea is super interesting, but I think I would just overthink it if I tried to come up with my five things. XD Also, I’m so excited for Em’s blog, too!
    As for the blond/blonde, I’ve ALWAYS WONDERED. Now my wonderings are confirmed. Personally, I’ve always just spelled it blonde because blond looks incomplete to me. Apparently I have been grammatically incorrect all these years, but oh well. 😉
    The grammar part at the end of that post is SO cool! I never thought about it, but the order of adjectives totally matters. It’s like an unspoken rule. I don’t know if you can tell by this comment that I’m a grammar/English nerd, but if you couldn’t…I am. XD

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    1. Thank you! Hahaha, that was what was happening to me when I was trying to come up with my answers. Ahhh yes, Em’s blog!
      AH I’m very honored to have confirmed your wonderings. :)) Oh, interesting! And ha, that’s funny.
      I know right? Yea, an unspoken rule! And what makes it even cooler is that it’s not just an unspoken rule, it’s camouflaged too. It’s a rule that everybody knows but one nobody knows is an actual rule. Hahaha, that’s awesome. :))

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  6. interesting! my 5…hmmm. the Libby App because FREE Audiobooks (it links to your library card), my tea mug, my diamond heart earrings gifted to me for my birthday 10 years ago (I wear them every single day), my dogs ashes, my vintage wedding set that were my husband’s Grandmother’s. That IS hard LOL.

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    1. Thank you! Whaaaat? The Libby App sounds amazing- how have I never heard of it until now? I will check that out asap, thank you for mentioning that. I know right? And I love love your 5. What does your tea mug look like?


  7. Hey Annie! Thank you so much for being a part of my blog tour 🙂 Honestly I don’t know why I chose to spell blonde with an e … I didn’t even think about it until you said it! Also I spell grey with an e too…maybe I am secretly British haha
    Thanks again!

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    1. Em! You’re so welcome, I’m glad that I was able to. Ha, that’s funny! I guess your grammar is so good that you just do things naturally. ;)) Haha, it sounds like it! You’re welcome again. :))

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