Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Thinking About... Happy 1st Year Aniversary!

Guess what! Today is my blog's 1st year anniversary!!! I can't believe it has been so long; but I am excited with all the progress that I have made in just a year :)! This was the first post I ever published: 1st Post

I have come a long ways since then, and now have:
4,222 page views
and I am also getting close to 100 posts!

Thank you all for supporting my blog! You mean so much to me and I enjoy every comment I get :D.
I hope you all have a wonderful Tuesday!

"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together." Vincent Van Gough
"Little by little, a lot becomes a lot." -Tanzanian Proverb

Monday, February 22, 2016

Thinking About... The Infinity Dreams Award

My answers for the Infinity Dreams Award! Yay! Thank you so much Jessica Dawn for tagging me! This was such a fun tag.

Here are the rules:

  • Use the Infinity Dreams Award picture
  • Thank the blogger who tagged you
  • Tell us 11 facts about yourself
  • Answer the 11 questions
  • Tag 11 bloggers

Tell 11 facts about yourself

1. I love camping so much. We have a pop-up trailer that we take camping. I will sometimes just hang out in it even when it is parked at my house :).
2. I'm trying to learn how to play the ukulele, and slowly getting better!
3. I love Pringles, so much!
4. My favorite colors are
blue and lime green.
5. I hope one day to have a published book.
6. I also hope one day to own a Camaro.
7. My favorite kind of dog is a Bull Terrier. Their noses are so cute :).
8. My Myers-Briggs personality type is INFJ. This personality type makes up less that 1% of the population, pretty interesting :)!  (I'll have to do a post on Myers-Briggs personality types some time!)
9. I love making bread, eating bread, and the smell of bread :).
10. I love planting plants and watching them grow.
11. I love quotes!

    • 1. What is your favorite movie? Ooh, hard question! I have lots of favorite movies... but the one I can think of at the moment is, Catch Me If You Can (it is an amazing movie. It really gives you a different view on how you trust someone due to what they looks like and how they act. There is one scene that needs to be fast forwarded though, just so you know.

      2. Favorite genre of books? Fiction definitely, but besides that I like pretty much anything :).
      3. Books that are releasing in 2016 you are looking forward to reading? The Last Ride: An Andrea Carter Book by Susan Marlow!
      4. If you could travel anywhere in the U.S., where would you go? Back to Disneyland!!! I had such a great time there :)!
      5. Do you play any instruments? 
      I can play the ukulele and the piano.
      6. What is your favorite classical song? I really don't listen to very much classical music, except on the rare occasion that I am studying and feel like listening to classical music. But I  have played Fur Elise on the piano and I like that song.
      7. Surprise! You've just been given a ticket to meet your favorite author! Who is it?
      AAAHHH I don't know :)! I don't really have a favorite author, but if I wanted to talk to an author I think I would choose J.R.R. Tolkien or C.S. Lewis. They are such amazing authors and I don't think we would run out of thinks to say :). I will need a time machine though :D.
      8. Favorite outdoor activity? I love ultimate Frisbee and Cliff jumping in the summer time :D
      9. Would you rather do laundry or clean the kitchen? (I know, I'm making you work ;P) 
      Laundry definitely! Even though hanging up clothes isn't the most fun; it is still better than dealing with dirty dishes.
      10. What is you favorite book in the Bible and why is it your favorite? Probably Psalms :). I have memorized a lot of Psalms, and I like how it is written poetically :).
      11: Who is your favorite historical character and why? 
      Ooh good question! There are many people I like and appreciate! For some reason while thinking of an answer to this question, I remembered George M. Cohan. He wrote the song "You're a Grand Old Flag" and many other songs. There is a statue of him in Time's Square in New York.

      "Cohan was called "the greatest single figure the American theatre ever produced – as a player, playwright, actor, composer and producer."[3] On June 29, 1936, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt presented him with the Congressional Gold Medal for his contributions to World War I morale, in particular the songs "You're a Grand Old Flag" and "Over There."[20] Cohan was the first person in any artistic field selected for this honor, which previously had gone only to military and political leaders, philanthropists, scientists, inventors, and explorers." -wikipedia.org

      Ok here are your questions!

      1. What is your favorite snack?
      2. Do you play any musical instruments?
      3. What is your favorite book?
      4. What is your favorite song at the moment?
      5. Do you prefer cats or dogs? Why?
      6. If you could buy anything in the whole world, what would it be?
      7. Do you like summer or winter better? Why?
      8. Do you like morning or night better? When do you feel most awake?
      9. Have you heard of miniature houses? Would you live in one?
      10.What is your favorite candy and least favorite?
      11. What is your favorite dessert? Why?

      Pretty much everyone I would have nominated has already done this tag :D. But I am going to nominate:
      Amber Jones

      To anyone who has already done this tag, you can answer my questions in the comments section below if you want to :).
      Have a great rest of your day everyone!

      Sunday, February 14, 2016

      Happy Valintine's Day ♥!

      Happy Valentine's Day!!!

      The heart... clearly sees things denied to the eyes. You have to be careful not to blind it's sight with anger or bitterness..:

      "There are some people who could hear you speak a thousand words
      and still not understand you.
      And there are others who will understand
      without you even speaking a single word." -Anonymous

      Valentine's Day is such a pretty holiday, I love all of the flowers, and candy, and balloons...  :).
      I painted my nails pink, they turned out really pretty. Did you do anything to get ready for Valentines Day; decorate, make crafts...etc :)?
      We didn't really decorate except for flowers and balloons :).
      I got these beautiful tulips.

      Anyways, I hope you all have a wonderful holiday ♥!

      Saturday, February 6, 2016

      Thinking About... The Wonderful Book Tag!

      Hey everyone! I've been so busy lately, but I really wanted to do another post.
      Blessing Counter nominated me for the Wonderful Book Tag, and it looked like so much fun, I couldn't pass it up :).

      Here are the rules:

      1. Answer the 10 questions

      2. Tag at least 3-5 people

      3. Have fun! : ) 

      Okay here we go...!

      What are your top two favorite books?
      I think I've told you all this a million times...sorry :) My top two favorite books are The Giver and The Westing Game.

      What are your top two favorite series?
      I love the Circle C Adventure and Milestone series and The Wilderking Trilogy. I really want to read The Maze Runner series, but just haven't gotten around to it yet :). I love all the Mazes Runner movies; I just watched Scorch Trials for the first time! It was really good, but really scary too:).

      Who is your favorite fictional character?
      I have a lot of  favorite fictional characters but one of my favorites is Jonas from the Giver (of course :D lol). 

      If any one of your favorite books could be made into a movie which one would you want it to be? Ooh good question... :) Most of my favorite books have already been made into movies, but if  all of the books in the Giver Quartet were made into movies, that would be amazing, especially the book Messenger :).

      What is your favorite genre to read?
      Definitely fiction. But besides that, I like mysteries, dystopic novels, historical fiction... yeah all that good stuff :).

      Do you have a favorite author?
      Not really... I like Louis Lowry, Ellen Raskin, Susan Marlow... and lots of others :).

      Is there a book that you can hardly wait for it to come out?
      Probably the last Circle C Milestone book: The Last Ride! I can't wait to read it :).

      What was one of your favorite childhood books?
      I loved the Cobble Street Cousins, A to Z Mysteries, The Magic Tree House...  

      What was one of you favorite books when you were late elementary to middle school age?
      Nancy Drew! I loved reading the old Nancy Drew books, they were so good (and still are :D)!

      What is your favorite book of the Bible?
      Probably Psalms :)

      Okay now if you would like to answer these questions, here they are so that you can copy them :).
      What are your top two favorite books?
      What are your top two favorite series?
      Who is your favorite fictional character?
      If any one of your favorite books could be made into a movie which one would you want it to be?
      What is your favorite genre to read?
      Do you have a favorite author?

      Is there a book that you can hardly wait for it to come out?
      What was one of your favorite childhood books?
      What was one of you favorite books when you were late elementary to middle school age?
      What is your favorite book of the Bible?

      I am nominating:
      1. Sydney over at: https://elliotcountenance.wordpress.com/
      2. Amber Jones over at: http://amberjones14.blogspot.com/
      3. And... All of you!
         to answer these questions!

      I hope you enjoyed reading my answers! Have a great weekend!