Monday, June 29, 2015

My Life (In as many posts as it takes) #51

In which I give you an update on my challenges. 

Hello everyone! I am here to give you an update on my summer challenge. For the first month out of three, I think I'm doing pretty good, but I am beginning to regret my writing challenges just a tad because there are a lot and I've only got one done. But, I have a plan to get them all done. =D 

I'm going to go in category just like my first summer post here and give you individual updates. Throughout this post is one of my challenges, a photo challenge I found on Pintrest. The challenge was to take one photo a day in the category they gave so the caption to each one is the category. Enjoy!

A photo of myself.
A photo of what I wore that day.
A photo from a high angle.
A photo of my favorite place to be.

I made great progress this month with reading. One of my problems in the first part of this year was that I got so caught up with school, and writing and stuff, I didn't read as much as I wanted so now I'm back on track and am making it out of June with a grand total of eleven books read. There would have been twelve, but I was reading it on my sisters kindle, and the kindle brook so I'm having to wait until I can get it on another device to keep reading it. 

Below are the books I read:

A photo of whatever I pleased.
A photo from a low angle.
A silueet. Yeah, I know, I didn't do so great. =P
A close up.
A photo from a distance.

I have not done as well in this area, I only finished one story and no plotting in other storys, but I was well sadufyed with my result. 

I finished "Are We There Yet"! =D

Photo Via Pintrest

When Kelly and Travis are detained from leaving on their honeymoon, they have to find another way to get to there destination. In classic Kelly and Travis style though, no situation is without some humor in it.

A photo of whatever I pleased.
A photo in black and white.
A bokeh photo.
A photo edit you like.
(P.S. I don't really like much of any photo edits, so this was the closest I could come. =P)

A photo focusing on the eyes.

I hosted a giveaway!! =D That was my big goal and it is now done. I was super excited at the turnout for my giveaway and I hope to have another in the future! =D 

I've only done one writing post, so I don't know if I'm doing much better at them, but I'm trying. =) 

A photo of whatever I pleases,

A photo of light trails.
A street light.
A photo depicting an emotion. Seriously. ;D
A photo of a landscape.


I have been jogging consistently all month. I think I missed two days, but that was because we left for town only a little bit after I got up so I didn't have time. =P But I think, considering my previous attempts, that I'm doing pretty good at this. =D

A photo of whatever I pleased.
A photo of the sunset.
A photo of someone you love. <3
A photo that reminds you of your childhood.
A photo with a color sceam.

As evidence by all the photos in the posts, I'm doing really well on the photogerphy challenge. Not so well on the drawing. But, I intend to fix that by right after I'm done here going and drawing. =) 

A photo of whatever you please.

A photo with the sun as your lighting.

A photo experimenting with shadows.

A photo incorporating motion.
A photo of clouds.
A photo of whatever I pleased.

A photo of the side of the bookcase, where I keep bages of my completed challenges. =D

This is a reading challenge I was doing with a freind. It was suposed to last all year, but I went a little fast. 

At the end of next month I'll give you another update. Thanks for reading! =D

Friday, June 26, 2015

Food For Thought #22

About someone who has influenced me. 

Hey everyone, before I dive into my post, I wanted to tell ya'll that this one of hopefully a lot to come of a short little story in my life about someone or something that really impacted me and hopefully it will inspire ya'll as well. Enjoy!

Once there was a girl who wanted to try out being an actor. So, my older sister Rose, was working on a film project one time and they needed extras, and she asked if I wanted to go. I said yes very quickly and the next day we went very early in the morning. I was a bit of the odd one out, because all these people had spent all week together and knew each other when I had just come in for the day. I was going to a separate set then my sister, so I got into the van with five other people to go to our set. I sat in the back seat alone, while a married couple sat in the front, and two girls and one guy sat in the middle. I was beginning to feel very left out after 20 minutes in the car and I still hadn’t been spoken to. Then, out of the blue, the guy in the middle seat turned back and said; “I’m sorry, we’ve kind of been ignoring you. Are you okay?” I have absolutely no idea what I responded, but I can tell you I was beaming ear to ear. I later learned the guy’s name is J.C and to this day, over three years later, J.C. is still one of my heroes. Its people like him who actually make a difference in stranger’s lifes. I have never seen him again, and I don’t know if he would even recognize me if I did, but I wish I could so that I could thank him.

Never underestimate the power of a simple kindness. J.C. has influenced the way I treat people, all because he did was say hello to the girl in the back seat.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Giveaway winners

Hey Everyone, its been a week and a half since I posted about the giveaway. I don't know about you, but its been a long week for me. I've REALLY wanted to see who won this thing. Well, so you won't have to wait any longer; the winners are....................

Micaiah K won the Paper Styles!! 

And Hannah M won the CD!!!! =D 

Congradulations girls!! =D I will contact you soon.

Thank you to everyone who entered, it really was awesome to see such a good response to my first giveaway. =D

Monday, June 22, 2015

My Life (In as many posts as it takes) #50

Hello everyone, I have been tagged three times this month! Once for the Liebster and twice for the "Best Blogging Buddies". So here is the long post with all of that! 

And if you haven't already entered my giveaway, it's not open for much longer so please enter! It will be at the bottom of this post for you to easily enter!

Just a small note: these are all photos I took much earlier this year, but have just gotten around to posting! =) 

Katie from A Writers Faith nomanted me for this one. Thank you Katie! =D


Thank the person who nominated you and link to their blog.
Answer the 11 questions from the blog who nominated you.
Nominate 11 bloggers to receive this award.
Come up with 11 questions for your nominees!

- Why do you write?
Because I've got about a hundred people stuck in my head and I didn't write I think they would drive me crazy. ;D Honestly though, I write first because I hope that I can share God's love through my stories, second because writing is where I find solic no matter whats going on.

- If any fictional character could be your best friend, who would it be?
Emma Woodhouse from Jane Austins Emma. Emma and I were twins, I'm sure we almost exactly alike and it would be awesome to have someone I could understand as well as I do Emma. =) 

- What's one really weird dream you've had?
Hum, I don't really know. I ushally forget my dreams very soon after waking up.

- If you found a portal that could transport you to any fictional world of your choice, where would you go?
None. Call me silly, but I like the Lone Star State in 2015, in my family, better than any fiction story out there. 

- Paperback or Kindle? Why?
Paperback, because I don't own a kindle! I think I prefer paperback because its so cool to be holding a book. But I actually do like kindle a lot, its so easy to carry around!

- What's one post you've written that you're most proud of? 
I think <this one>

- What's an interesting quirk that you have?
I've got tons!! ;P Probably one of my more interesting ones is that while I am writing comedys I like to watch this old show called F Troop. The reason this is a quirk is because I watch the show, and type without watching the keyboard at all. I have had people express doubt that I can actually know what I am typing and what I am watching at the same time, but somehow I do!


- Can you share a picture of your bookshelf? 
I'd love to. 

- What are three things on your bucketlist? Or do you even have a bucketlist?
I do not have a bucket list. 

- How old were you when you started writing?
I was eghit. I wanted to write a story about something that could actually happen. I also wanted a book written about kids, written by a kid because most of the books I had read about kids did not sound like kids.

- Share the last sentence of your WIP with us!

We seemed to have that effect on a lot of people today. 

My nominations:

Sorry I'm not nominating more! Feel free to do this if you want to but didn't get tagged!

My questions: 
1. What is the funnest thing you've done this week? 
2. Are you on summer break? If so, what are you doing with your free time? 
3. What is ONE of your favorite songs? 
4. If you could do anything right now, what would it be? 
5. What book(s) are you reading right now? 
6. Whats your favorite part of blogging? 
7. What are some of your blogging goals? 
8. What's the hardest part about blogging for you? 
9. What is your favorite word?
10. Could you share a miscellaneous fact about yourself for us?
11. Sweet or unsweet tea?

I was also nominated for the Best Blogger Buddies award by Shelby at Every Bit of Lovely. Thanks Shelby! =D

You must make a post to show your award on your main blog.

You must tag the person who nominated you in your post.

You must nominate all of your best buddies, and those whom you want to become best buddies with, who, to your knowledge, have not been nominated for this award.

(Note: these are their rules not mine, so don't get offended and think your not my buddy if I don't nominate you. Why do they even make the rules like that???) 

You must ask your buddies at least 15 questions in your post.

You must answer all of the questions your buddies ask you on your post.

How long have you been blogging?
I have been blogging for almost two years now. 

What was the last thing you did?
Read over a list of terms I need to memorize for Biology. 

If you could travel back in time three years and visit your younger self, what advice would you give yourself?
Look for the beauty in situations around you. I wasn't very good at that. But I wouldn't have to travel back in time to tell myself that, someone told me then to do that. =) 

What five words do you think most describe you?
Self Confident, quirky, stubborn, cute, critical. 
(Those things are always so hard.)

If you could make an imaginary world, what would it be like? 
I have created one for a series of books I'm writing that is my favorite. Its set around medieval time, its called Thaylon, and its a combination of the English and Spanish cultures. Thaylon is a country much like others, it has good and bad. All the books I have written about it are about its royalty though, so I haven't gotten to know the peasants as well. ;D

Would you rather read a book or watch a movie?
READ!! Probably 99.99 present of the time I would rather read. I like movies sometimes for relaxing. But, given the choice I'd always rather have my nose stuck in a book. =) 

If you could be any animal, what would you be? Why would you be that animal?
I guess a dog. There always so happy. Though I have to admit, I've always been partel to being a human.

What is your favorite movie?
Bell and the Beast.

What are some of your hobbies?
Reading, writing, photography, a lot of miscellaneous crafting, blogging, and school. =) 

And my other nomination for this award came from Katie at Sparkly Ambitions! Thank you Katie! =D

1. Are you more of a cat or dog person?
Dog. I like cats for a nice animal to cuddle while reading, but dogs like you back. =) 

2. What's your favourite fandom? 
I'm really not into fandoms. At all. 

3. What's your favourite song?
Healing Begins by Tenth Avenue North. Secondary would be Forgiveness by Toby Mac and That's How You Change the World by Newsboys. =) 

4. If you could travel anywhere instantly, where would you choose? 
Washington State. I've heard its gorgeous there and also I have a friend there I would really like to meet. =) 

5. Frozen or Tangled? Or neither?
Tangled. Its cutter.

6. What's your favourite word?

7. What's your passion?
Relationships and Writing.

8. Have you been to Disney world? Disney land?
Nope. I'm not a big fan of Disney.

9. What's your favourite summer movie? 
Hum, I've never really thought about that. I guess Overcome. 

10. What book are you in the middle of right now?
Just Jane. I'm actually re-reading it. Its a novel version of Jane Austen's life. =D

11. What's your favourite blog(s)?
Oh, there are so many good ones to pick from. My top ones would be Defying Depravity, (Almost) Perfectly Pink, A Writers Faith and Adventures Beyond the Horizon
Sorry I can't narrow it down from those four, but I always feel like putting all the blogs I follow up there!!

12. Do you prefer drawing or writing?
Writing. I adore drawing but writing is where my heart is.

13. Sweet or salty?
Normally salty. But I do love sweet. =) 

14. What's your favourite thing to do in your free time?
Write and hang out with my friends and family.

15. What's your favourite animal?

My nominations:

My questions: 
(These are all the 'last' type of questions so they will all somewhat have to do with each other. Also, its kind of interesting. ;D)
1. What is the last book you read? 
2. What is the last movie you watched? 
3. What is the last song you listened to? 
4. What is the last subject in school you did? 
5. What is the last thing you had to drink? 
6. Last person you emailed? 
7. Last blog you were on? 
8. Last sentence you wrote in a story?  
9. What is the last person you talked to? 
10. Last thing you smiled at? 
11. Last photo you took? (Please insert it!) 
12. What is the last thing you would want to be going right now? 
13. Last color you painted your nails? 
14. Last person you hugged?  
15. Last picture that made you smile? (Insert if possible!)

Well, that should keep people busy for awhile! Have fun! =D 
My giveaway is just below, please, go ahead and enter! Theres not much time left! You can enter by just commenting and asking me questions for an Q&A video!