Tuesday, August 26, 2014

So excited!

Hello everyone, I just wanted to drop ya'll a quick note to tell you I've been interviewed! =D It was by Micaiah, the same girl I just interviewed! So, if ya'll want to check out the interview and her beautiful blog just go >here<!

Monday, August 25, 2014


'Ello, first off, I want to apologize. You won't be getting a 'My Life' post this week because I wasn't able to upload the photos. =P I'll try not to miss next week! So, instead of a my life post I'll be sharing an interveiw with a good friend of mine, Micaiah! =D I hope you enjoy getting to know her and I hope you'll cheack out her blog http://adventuresbeyondthehorizon.blogspot.com/. =) 

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The little guy is her nephew. =) 

Hello and welcome to The Bubblegum Ballerina, I'm so glad you have you here!

Hi! Thank you for having me! I’m happy to be here.

Could you tell us a bit about yourself?

I am a fourteen-year-old teenager, a Christian, a writer, a singer, an aunt to six, a sister to five, and a daughter and friend of Christ Jesus.

How long have you been Blogging? 

I have only been blogging since June of this year, but I love it!

Why did you begin Blogging? 

So I could talk about all the books, music, and movies that I love...without talking the ears off of my family members!

How did you choose your blog title? 

I love adventure fiction – or just adventure, period -  and I think that there are tons of adventures out there if you go and look. Hence the title ‘Adventures Beyond the Horizon.’

What’s your favorite blog?

Hmm...I would probably say Word Painters. My favorite author writes on Word Painters and there is a ton of good advice for aspiring writers!

What are some of your hobbies? 

I love reading, writing, singing, photography, rollerblading, and, recently, I’ve been interested in baking!

What three words describe you best? 

I’d say: Dramatic, creative, and adventurous. And that’s not just me talking...my family came up with those words! I had to ask. =) Oh, I can also be very bubbly.

What’s your favorite book? 

Brothers at Arms by John J. Horn is one, or To Birmingham Castle by Alicia A. Willis is another. They’re both amazing stories!

What’s your favorite movie? 

That’s a hard question! I don’t know! My favorite Disney movie is Tangled, and I’d say another movie that I like is The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.

What’s your favorite TV series? 

Signed, Sealed, Delivered or When Calls the Heart from Hallmark! How could I pick? They’re both heartwarming and hilarious.

What is your favorite color? 


What’s your favorite animal?

I love horses, polar bears, and my dog. =) I honestly wish I could own my own horse!

What’s your favorite word?

It may sound funny, but I like the words ‘fjord’ and ‘adventure.’

Do you write? If so, what’s your favorite genre?

I do, and I love writing historical adventure fiction - which happens to be the genre I enjoy reading!

Which do you prefer, email or phones? 

Email, definitely. I am kind of awkward on the phone...trust me!

Do you have a Pinterest account? If so, attach the link.

I do! I am new to Pinterest, but I love it! I could (and do!) spend hours on there... http://www.pinterest.com/micaiahkeough1/

If you could meet one person, who would you meet? 

Only one? =) Well, besides Jesus, I think I’d say either John J. Horn or Braden Russell!

Who is your favorite fictional character? 

Another hard question... I love both Lawrence and Chester Stoning from Brothers at Arms and Secret of the Lost Settlement by John Horn, but, if I had to pick just one, I think I’d say Millie Keith from the A Life of Faith: Millie Keith series by Martha Finley.

Thanks for giving up your time so we could get to know you!

Thank you! I had fun. =)


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Sky, water and an award.

Hello. Your probably going to get triad of me by time this week is over because I plan on posting a lot. =) So, I was just lounging on the couch, listening Avalon music and scrolling though blog posts and I suddenly remembered I had been tagged! So much for having a good memory. ;) 
Ty over at http://life-of-ty.blogspot.com/ nomanted me, you should really check out her blog! =D 
So onto the award, it didn't come with any rules so I'm just going to answer the questions. =) 

1. Do you have any pet peeves? 
I hate people making misc noises like rapping their fingers and such. =P Also it just drives me up a wall and through the ceiling when people correct my spelling and grammar, which is probably one I should not have but I do. =P 

2. I am in a breakfast rut. Tell me what you typically eat for breakfast.
Um, I normally don't. I usually just eat lunch and a snack around 3:30 and that's about all. =P Though occasionally we have biscuits and eggs. =) 

3. Have you had any super awkward moments lately? (Sorry, I want to hear :) )
Umm, this morning I pulled in the cord to my dads laptop then imitatly tripped over the cord but that wasn't really awkward it was funny. I don't have many awkward because most of the things people consider awkward like tripping in front of people and such is just normal life to me. =/

4. Are you better with babies or older people?
I think I'm better with babies because they don't talk. But to be honest babies don't like me and most older people don't eather. I'm best with 13-25 year olds. I'm really good with 20 year olds. =)

5. What all is on your Christmas wish list so far? (I made mine in May)
Um, we're not doing presents this Christmas so I don't have a wish list. Though I'm saving up for a computer and I might have enough to get one around then. =) 

6. If you could go anywhere in the world, for free, tomorrow, where would it be?
South Carolina. Period. I would love to do some book research there for the book I'm writing right now and I REALLY want to meet Jessica Joy and Rachelle Rea. =) 

7. What all have you done this summer?
Wow, do you have a week to go though that list? ;) Well to sum it up in a semi sort list: I did school (lots of it. =D), read a lot of Nancy Drew's, wrote in two different story's, edited, wrote a short story, took a lot of photos, worked on projects for our etsy store, painted a glob, discovered how much fun window art is, made a mascuarde mask, spent to much time on Pintrest, had a ton of fun emailing my friends and spent a lot of time with my family. =D Yea, its been an awesome summer so far, but we still have some left! =D

8.  Tell me about your siblings!
Sarah is 24, shes an awesome writer, jewelry maker and well everything! Rose is 23 a filmmaker, hospital volunteer and shes just about the perkyist, prettyest person you could meet. Micheal is 21, a nurse to be, comedian and regular genius hes amazingly fun to have as a brother. Grace 19, is, boy, how do you discribe Grace? Shes just about like me, except four years older, not as quirky and serious as me. =) Rebekkah is perfect. Shes 17, a seamstress, great photography subject and shes generally quiet but boy when you get her talking... ;D My family is AWESOME!!! =D 

9.  Dating or Courting?

10. What traits do you admire and not admire in guys?
I hate guys. Okay. Boys are a pain (Sorry if you a boy and reading this). I guess if I had to pick out traits for a perfect guy for me I would say honest, understanding, comical with a sense of when to be comical, sensible and smiley. =) 

I nominate: 
Michiah from http://adventuresbeyondthehorizon.blogspot.com/
Julia from http://awesomecowgirl.blogspot.com/
Another Julia from http://writingforhisgloryblog.blogspot.com/
And whoever wants to be! =D 

My questions: 
Whats you favorite craft to do? 
Are you interested in Mascurades? 
Have you ever writen about a farie? If so, what type was it? 
How many siblings do you have? 
Whats your thoughts on Nancy Drew? 
Have you watched "You can't take it with you"? 
Do you highlight your bible? 
What have you done today so far?
Do you like pictures of the sky? 

Sorry, sidways. =P

Please comment and tell me if you do the award! =D 
Okay so, lots of photos but I hope you enjoyed it anyway! =D

Monday, August 18, 2014

My Life (In as Many posts as it takes) #9

Boy ya'll are awesome. You know that right? Even though we're not face to face its still great to hang with ya'll. =D So, I've got some exciting news (Well, at least I think its exciting) the girls of my family, Sarah, Rose, Grace, Rebekkah and I are starting an Etsy store!!!! =D Its going to be an assortment of jewelry, flower hair clips, fun paper styles and some other random stuff! =D The store is mainly to earn spending money for our next vacation so I'm hoping it gets off to a good start! =) Do any of ya'll have Etsy stores? If so message me the link, I'd love to check it out! =) 
So, today I'm here to share about my part of the store, Paper Styles which is essentially, small dress's made out of paper meant for decoration. You may have seen them in some of my earlyer post  but I thought I'd show you a bit more of my stuff for making them and my files of ones I've made. =D

My embellishment. Ribbon, beads, mini hangers and stick on jewels.

My paper, Sarah bought me a thick set so I could do this. =) 

The books I take inspiration from and work off of.

Now that I have Paper Fashions Of Yesterday I have all four books. If you've ever been to my house you've most likely had to endure me showing you my whole set because I LOVE making these. =D

My eleventh, and most recent, folder of desins. 

I don't have very many yet in this folder...

My preivias desins

A dress I made to sell.

What do you think?

Have you heard of Paper Fashions? What do you think of them? Would you be interested in buying these? 
I plan on posting latter this week so see ya then! =D 
Thanks for reading, or just looking! =D