8.31.2014

Pictures with words in them

Hi! I just edited some pictures and put some words in them. All pictures shown were taken by me and the sentences in the pictures are also created by me. I hope you enjoy viewing these!



















Hope you have a good day! Bye!!

8.30.2014

Hey Guys!

Hey guys! Today I'm just doing a quick update. Just two days ago I came back from the summit of Discovery Girls magazine! I'm so excited that I got to participate at the summit and that I will soon be in the magazine. I met so many wonderful girls and one of these girls is actually in the blogging community and is an amazing writer of stories (do you guys know who I'm talking about?). I will post pictures on California later when I have more time but I will of course have to make the people in pictures really really fuzzy (for safety and stuff like that). Any way, it was an amazing trip to California.

 Also, June made a Stop Bullying Button (I put it on my sidebar) and I encourage you to do the same!


Bye!! I know this is a short post. I will do some longer summer related ones later probably that include pictures. Also, I know this is published today but it was actually written a few days ago so....

8.20.2014

Poem (I don't know what to call it yet)

You were always there
until you were not
you disappeared
you were gone
your realness hidden away
lost in a circle of taunting fears
of nonacceptance                                      
caged by the veil
you laid upon yourself
concealing 
you,
your beautiful self
your strong emotions,
your deep thoughts.
I used to admire you
but how can I now
when you've changed everything about yourself? 




8.19.2014

Lots of Awards

Hi! This week I've been tagged four times! I'm so delighted that I've been tagged so much! Any ways in this post I will do all the awards!

First up, the 50 facts award from Kat! Thanks for nominating me Kat!

50 Facts:
1. I'm kind of nervous about writing 50 facts.
2. I'm so excited because tomorrow is the day I'm leaving to California to meet all kinds of wonderful girls (One of those wonderful girls girls is a fellow blogger, Oakstar)
3. I think that mangoes are awesome!
4. I think that pineapples are awesome!
5. I have really thick poofy curly hair.
6. My eyes are dark dark dark brown.
7. I tend to talk a lot!
8. I'm a messy eater.
9. I have no idea how I'm going to finish these 50 facts,
10. Whoo! I'm one fifth of the way done!
11. I started watching Gilmore Girls and I really like it!
12. I'm a Harry Potter fan and I think I might start a tag having something to do with Harry Potter.
13. I recently have watched the movie, The Giver.
14. I'm really short. Most of my friends are around 8 inches taller than me!
15. My voice sounds really high over the phone. In real life though, my voice isn't that high!
16. I'm not a crafty person.
20. I don't have a favorite food.
21. At restaurants I obsessively drink water.
22. I don't have any siblings.
23. I just looked over all the facts I have and realized that I put to many exclamation points in them. I just took a bunch of exclamation points out of this post!
24. I like emoticon! :) :) :)
25. I'm halfway done!
26. I've only watched 3 episodes of Dr. Who. I should really watch more.
27. Yesterday, I added a profile picture.
Profile picture:

28. The picture above took a long time to upload
29. I love reading.
30. I love writing.
31. I'm bad with duct tape.
32. Did I mention that I'm bad with duct tape?
33. I really like my profile picture. 
34. I edited my profile picture to like it does with Corel Paintshop which is an awesome picture editing software!
35. So. Many. Facts.
36. I'm bad at writing book reviews.
37. I don't like roller coasters.
38. I like simulation rides.
39. I like watching things in 4D
40. I admire so many blog!
41. The computer I'm using is kind of falling apart.
42. I prefer shorts to skirts.
43. I prefer shirts to dresses.
44. I really don't like leggings or tights.
45. I really don't like chap-stick
45. Only 5 more facts to go!
46. I'm sure that this is going to be a long post!
47. I just finished eating breakfast.
48. I like to use google chrome as my browser.
49. I don't have Microsoft 2013 only the 2010 version.
50. I'm finished!

This was a fun but hard tag! I'm really bad at writing facts!
For this tag I nominate:




Next is the......
Liebster Award from Kat! Thank you Kat!
Rules are:
- Post eleven facts about yourself
- Answer the eleven questions provided by the person who nominated you
- Create an eleven question set for the next group of nominees
- Choose eleven people to nominate and link them in this post
- Let your nominees know they've been tagged- and no tag-backs!

1.Which string instrument is your favourite?
The violin?
2.If you could only do one thing for a day, what would it be?
Spend time with family and friends.
3.Horse or car?
Horse
4.What's your favourite Gods? (e.g Geek, Norse, ect.)
I don't really get what you mean with this question.
5.Where is your favourite holiday spot?
Home!
6.What is your favourite city? (doesn't matter if you haven't been there)
The city where I live!
7.Who would you rather be, Elizabeth Bennet or Jane Bennet? (Pride and Prejudice)
I've never read Pride and Prejudice so I can't answer this question.
8.How many siblings do you have and who are they?
I'm an only child!
9.If anyone you knew would start blogging, who would you want it to be?
My really good friend.
10.If you could be either, which would you be, homeschooled or go to school. (doesn't matter if you are educated the way you want best)
Go to school.
11.Are you homeschooled or do you go to school?
 I go to school.


It is kind of hard to keep track of who has done this and who has not so for this time I will not be nominating anybody.


Next is the Liebster Award from Sammie! Thanks for nominating me Sammie!

1) What is your dream job?
Pediatrician/Writer2) What do you splurge on?
I don't really splurge on anything.
3) Coffee or tea?
I don't know.4) Would you rather be a mermaid or a fairy? Why?
A fairy because of the magical powers! :)5) What is one store that you would want unlimited shopping for the rest of your whole life?
Umm..... Target?6) If you could do one thing for the rest of your life, what would you do?
I have no idea!7) What is your favorite color?
Blue!8) Pancakes or waffles?
Waffles!9) If you were to be a fictional character, who would you be and why?
Hermione because If I were her I could go to Hogwarts!
10) What is your current state of mind?
Excited!11) What is your Starbucks order? HAHAHA
I don't go to Starbucks.

It is kind of hard to keep track of who has done this and who has not so for this time I will not be nominating anybody.


My last tag is......
The beautiful blog award from Oakstar! Thank you for nominating me Oakstar!
1. Prim and trim or scabby knees and climbing trees?
In-between both of the choices would have to be my answer.2. Do you like eggs?
Yes!
3. What colour describes your personality?

Blue/Yellow
4. Ending of a book you want to change?

I don't know right now.
5. Stars or clouds?
Clouds!
6. Do you think Gandalf promotes smoking amongst teens?

Yes, I actually do.
7. Pick a colour and a tool: What pops into your head? Is it a red hammer?

I know that trick! And yes, the first time I did it I thought of Red Hammer!
8. Have you ever used a spork?

Nope.
9. Name nine fictional characters you wish would exist. 
Uriah, Auggie, Summer, Hermione, Luna, Ginny, Voldemort! (hahah, just kidding!), Anne, Dumbledore, Snape
10.  What was your favourite obsession as a young child?

I'm not sure!

It is kind of hard to keep track of who has done this and who has not so for this time I will not be nominating anybody.



All these awards were fun! 

8.18.2014

Entry to Kat's writing contest


 Most Friendships
are like gum.
You keep on chewing and chewing 
 the delicious minty flavor,
but then its gone.
No taste anymore
No excitement
Just an insipid piece of gum.
But with you,
I can still taste the flavor
And, 
with each day I can taste it
a little bit more.
Each day I can taste 
that our friendship 
is growing stronger
It won't give up
it's flavor.
Our friendship 
is one of the defiant ones
that won't take no for answer.
I can't find any object to describe out friendship 
but
our friendship is special
it has more value that an object
 and I'm going to enjoy it.

8.17.2014

The Giver (Review)

     Many of you guys probably know that the movie "The Giver" came out a couple of days ago! And, since I'm a big fan of  the book "The Giver" I rushed to see the movie based on it. I wanted to make a tiny tiny review on it so here it is!

The Giver Trailer

After seeing the trailer I wasn't so sure about watching the movie. The trailer seemed very different from the book. After seeing the movie though, I realized that the movie was very true to the book. Sure, some parts were changed but in the most part everything was the same! I rate it 5 stars!


The Characters

I loved the choice of actors for the characters! They were exactly how I portrayed them to be while I was reading the book! Also, the actors acted really well!

Plot

This whole section is a shout out to the author of The Giver! I love the plot! It was created so wisely and keeps you reading/watching! 

Visuals

I really loved how the first part of the movie was in black and white! I thought that that was nice because it showed the community as how it looked to people (who were not the receiver of course) 


Age Recommendation

The Giver is a PG-13 movie but I would recommend it for mature 10 year olds and up! 





8.16.2014

Writing Contest Winners

Hi! Today the winners of the writing contest will be revealed! There will be a first place, a second place, and two honorable mentions! It was so hard to pick the winners. I even had to ask other people to help me pick and we argued over it a lot. Thank you to everyone that participated in this writing contest! It means a lot! And, I didn't think I would get so many entries! I really enjoyed reading all the entries! All of them were great! You can find links to all of the entries on the post about the writing contest. 



So the First Place Winner of this contest is.........
Elisabeth!
Congratulation!

Elisabeth's Entry

softly we tread
softly we tread
on the stars of dreams
escaped
from deepest slumber


softly we tiptoe
the dreams are waking
colors
leaking from the shadows

softly we tread
past the darkness
back into light


s  o  f  t  l  y

Below is your button!  Prizes: Elisabeth, you can either choose from having your button on my sidebar for 3 months or an interview.


Reflections of a Jollygirl

The Second Place Winner is.......
Chloee!

Chloee's Entry

Can

That little box I keep.
Tucked in the closet.
Engraved with a tulip.
That you don't know of.
It holds all my hopes dreams and secrets.
The glittering gold that glows form the box.
Those are my dreams.
And that shining silver shooting from it.
Those are my hopes.
And that blue drifting out.
Those are my secrets.
But that black that seeps from the box.
Those are my fears.
It slowly slips out showing them what lays at the bottom.
Hidden beneath all my hopes dreams and secrets.
Laying at the bottom.
Hoping no one will find them.
The foul smell.
And it's the stuff nightmare's are made of.
It taunts and teases.
The silent screams come from the box at night.
And they whisper for me to turn the key.
That'll let them out to roam.

Below is your button!
Reflections of a Jolly Girl

Now, the honorable mentions!
1. Oakstar!
2. Eve!

Congrats! I loved all the entries! Thank you for entering! I'm really happy that 9 people entered! That proves that I have awesome followers!

8.13.2014

Accentuate The Positive and "The Beautiful Blog Award"

    Hi! Wow! I've gotten two more entries for the writing contest since yesterday! I now have nine entries! That is way more than I thought I would get! I expected 3 entries but I got 9! That is awesome! There are links to all the entries on the writing contest post! Remember that the 15th of August (which is in two days) is the last day to enter.
 

So the video below is the song "Accentuate the Positive" Please listen to it. It is a great song! I have the words of it memorized! I think the whole message of the song is really nice and should be followed. Optimism is really important and I don't think it is valued enough.
THE LYRICS
Gather 'round me, everybody
Gather 'round me while I'm preachin'
Feel a sermon comin' on me
The topic will be sin and that's what I'm ag'in'
If you wanna hear my story
The settle back and just sit tight
While I start reviewin'
The attitude of doin' right

You've got to accentuate the positive
Eliminate the negative
And latch on to the affirmative
Don't mess with Mister In-Between

You've got to spread joy up to the maximum
Bring gloom down to the minimum
Have faith or pandemonium's
Liable to walk upon the scene

To illustrate my last remark
Jonah in the whale, Noah in the ark
What did they do just when everything looked so dark?

(Man, they said "We'd better accentuate the positive")
("Eliminate the negative")
("And latch on to the affirmative")
Don't mess with Mister In-Between (No!)
Don't mess with Mister In-Between

(Ya got to spread joy up to the maximum) 
(Bring gloom down to the minimum) 
(Have faith or pandemonium's)
(Liable to walk upon the scene)

You got to ac (yes, yes) -cent-tchu-ate the positive
Eliminate (yes, yes) the negative
And latch (yes, yes) on to the affirmative
Don't mess with Mister In-Between
No, don't mess with Mister In-Between






Also, Kat was nominated for The Beautiful Blog Award! Kat, thank you for nominating me!
Rules:
+Answer the questions given to you
+Give some answers for the people you nominate
+Tell the people you have nominated that they have been nominated

1. Who is your favourite actor/actress?
This is kind of odd but I don't have one.
2. What is your favourite ice cream?
Vanilla with Marsh-mellows!
3. Do you snore?
Nope
4. Who is your best friend?
My best friend is a really creative crafty girl! 
5. What do you like best in people? (eg. Good manners, sense of humour, humility...)
Kindness.
6. Who is your idol?
My Parents
7. KFC or MacDonalds?
I've never been to KFC and have only been to MacDonalds once so I'm not absolutely sure. But, I'm guessing that I would  like KFC better.
8. What's your favourite movie?
All of the Harry Potter movies!
9. Who is in your family?
Mom, Dad, and me!
10. What's your least favourite veggie?
Olives
11. Who's the first friend you ever had?
I don't remember much about my first friend. I just know that at some point my first friend started ignoring me.
I nominate:


8.12.2014

Followers

I know I already posted today but I wanted to let people know that my followers button has not been working for a few days. While I try to sort things out, instead of following with GCF please follow with bloglovin and email. Also, do any of you know if there is any way to fix my follow button? I will let everyone know when my follow button starts working again. The only way to follow now is to click the two squares beside the follow button and then clicking follow. The bad thing is, not many people know that they can follow like this so......

I'm happy!

   Hi! Yes, I know the title is a little weird but...... So any way, as you guys probably know (from the title) I'm happy! Also, I've kind of gotten tired of the song "Happy" but it describes my emotions so.......

Reasons why I'm happy
1. Click on each of the pages on my blog and you might notice the first reason why I'm happy. You know that button on your blogger dashboard that says pages? Well, I only found it now. I really should have found it before but I guess I didn't. Anyways, so before I created  different blogs (and they looked very different) and linked them together to make pages. I'm really happy with how my pages look after using that section on your dashboard called pages. The only bad thing is that now I have 3 random blogs (writing, reviews, extras) that I'm not going to use anymore and I don't know how to delete them.
2. I've gotten another follower!
3. I finished making the buttons for the winners of the writing contest (winners will be chosen and revealed on the 16nth)
4. I've gotten lots of entries (7 entries) for the writing contest

So those are 4 reasons why I'm happy! But, the reason that has made me super happy is that......
I'm going to California in a week and a half to make 35 more friends!!!!! I will be seeing Oakstar there and I can't wait to meet her and the other girls! 


That is it for today! Bye!!!

8.11.2014

The Kindred Spirit Tag

     Hi! Eve made up a new tag: The Kindred Spirit Tag and I'm participating in it!


Rules:
1. Answer the questions you are given.
2. Nominate anyone you'd like.
3. Give 10 questions for others to answer (you can use Eve's questions if you'd like).
4. Share the picture above^ with the post you make and link it back to Eve's blog.

1. Who is your favorite character in Anne of Green Gables?
Anne! I just love hearing her talk! One of my favorite parts of the book was when Anne was talking to Matthew at the beginning of the book. I don't know why but Anne's rambles are always so interesting. 
2. Are you more like Anne or Diana?
Diana!
3. What is your favorite quote from the book/movie?
I have quite a few! Some of my favorite quotes from the book are below!
“Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think. It's splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world.” 
“True friends are always together in spirit.” 
“My life is a perfect graveyard of buried hopes.” 
“There's such a lot of different Annes in me. I sometimes think that is why I'm such a troublesome person. If I was just the one Anne it would be ever so much more comfortable, but then it wouldn't be half so interesting.” 
“People laugh at me because I use big words. But if you have big ideas, you have to use big words to express them, haven't you?” 
“But if you call me Anne, please call me Anne with an 'e'.” 
4. What was the funniest moment in it?
Probably the part with Gilbert and the slate! You know what I'm talking about, right? 
5. Would you rather have Diana's raven black hair or Anne's carrot red hair?
Raven Black Hair!
6. What do you think of Gilbert?
He is awesome!
7. What are your thoughts on puff sleeves
Puffed sleeves are awesome because Anne said so.!
8. Have you ever been to Canada?
Nope!
9. How would you describe Anne?
High Tempered, Creative, Imagninative
10. Favorite word Anne uses in the book/movie?
I would need to reread the book but I really like Anne's names for different kinds of things! 


I'm going to nominate 3 people. I'm not really sure if anyone of them has read Anne of Green Gables or watched the movie so if you have not then you don't have to do this. Also, if you have read or watched Anne of Green Gables and are nominated but don't want to do this, then you don't have to do this.
Nominations:

Note: The Writing Contest is ending on the coming August 15. That is only four more days to enter. I am very surprised and pleased that I have gotten seven entries already! Before I said I would do only a first place but now I will also do a second place and maybe an honorable mention. First and second place will get their piece published on my blog and a button. Also, first place will get some additional prizes to pick from. I will announce the winners on either August 16 or August 17! 




8.09.2014

Followers, Pictures, and When was my blog started?

     Ok, so a few different things are going to happen in this post. First of all, I would like to say thanks to my first 12 followers. It's a wonderful feeling to know that 12 people are reading your blog. I've set a new goal of 25 followers by December 30,2014. Followers, thanks so much for reading and commenting on this blog.
     So you might notice in the archives that the first post on this blog was in February. The weird thing is, I started caring about my blog in the summer. Before July I just wrote posts. I never changed my blog design, advertised, or did anything else. So the confusing thing is: did I start my blog in July or February. Its a tricky question because I wrote my first post in February but I started caring about this blog and adding gadgets, changing templates, etc in July. Let me know in the comments of when you think I started my blog, February or July.
 Below are some nice pictures that I took on my visit to California. It is odd that I'm showcasing these pictures now because last time I went to California was in December. California is a lovely place. I'm glad that I get to visit it again soon.
The Beach which had a skateboard rink in it
                                 
The ocean

The Golden Gate Bridge (There is a lot of traffic here)
The Hollywood Sign

Tall Redwood Trees


So those are some pictures of California. I will take more when I go next time and will post them sometime in September probably.


Note: I added a new page to this blog called extras. It has some information about contacting, guest posts, button swaps, etc.... Also, there are several links of blogs that I like. I wish I could have linked all the blogs I like but I didn't want to put way too many blogs on that page so..... You can comment on the extras page if you want your blog in the links but don't see it.




     



8.07.2014

Best Person I Can Be

"Whats your goal in life," the dark haired girl whispered. "Guess," the other girl replied.
" Is your goal to be rich? To be famous?" 
"Nope"
"Is your goal to please everyone? To be smarter than everyone?"
"Nope"
"Is your goal to be more successful than other people? Have people amazed by you?"
"Nope"
"Is it to be the best at your profession? To have everyone else look up to you as a role model?"
"Nope" 
"Then what is your goal? What else could it be?"
"My goal is to be the best person I can. I don't have to be better than everyone else. I don't need anyone else to say I'm amazing or surpass what anybody else did to make me feel good. I don't even have to know that I did anything amazing. I just need to know that I tried to be the best I could. That is enough for me to make me feel good about myself."










8.05.2014

3 Liebster Awards!



    Hi! I've been tagged for the liebster award from 3 people! Thanks you Girl Radio from http://thebestguidetobeingme.blogspot.com/, Ella from http://scribblesbyella.blogspot.com/, and Hannah from http://hannahmitter.blogspot.com/!
RULES
1. Post eleven facts about yourself.
2. Answer the eleven questions provided by the person who nominated you, an then create an eleven-questions set for the next group of nominees.
3. Choose eleven people to nominate and link them in the post.
4. Let your nominees know they've been tagged--and no tag-backs!




  I know that since I've been nominated by 3 people I should have 33 facts about myself but I'm very bad at writing facts so for my sake and yours I will only write 11 facts. 
1. I'm really picky about summer camps. I've never been to a summer camp that I thought was great!
2. I saw a bird trying to catch fish today. It was interesting to see!
3. I like typing smiley faces on the computer! :) :) :) :D :D :D 
4. I follow a lot of blogs (74) so I read around 15-20 posts every day!
5. I like to comment on other people's blogs.
6. I like it when other people comment on my blog1
7. I am an ambivert.
8. I'm excited for an unknown time in 2015.
9. I'm getting hungry.
10. I'm a fast typer.
11. I'm so glad that this is my last fact.

Now, lets get going with the questions! First: Ella's questions!
1. What is your life goal?
I won't answer this question just now, I think I might devote a whole post to it later.
2. Who is your idol?
I don't really have one.
3. Have you ever wanted to do something crazy or just be someone else for a while?
Sometimes when I'm in a doctors office I can want to do crazy things.
4. What is your favorite quote?
I don't really have a specific favorite quote but the list below is some quotes that I like.

5. If you had one wish, what would you wish for?
More wishes.
6. Do you have and/or want any pets?
I don't have any pets but it would be nice to have one!
7. Do you prefer coffee or tea? (Or neither?)
I've never tasted tea.
8. What was the last book your read?
It was something about the Civil War.
9. How many countries have you visited in your lifetime?
3
10. What do you think your spirit animal would be?
A deer?
11. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would you change?
I wouldn't change anything! I like myself just the way I am!


Next is: Hannah's questions!
1.Favourite day of the year?
 I don't have one.
2. Hot chocolate or tea?
Hot chocolate!
3. Lunch or dinner?
Dinner?
4. Morning or evening?
Morning!
5. Writing or reading?
Reading
6. Blogging or noveling?
I write poetry more than I write novels so I would say blogging because I don't write stories that often.
7. Strawberries or blueberries?
Strawberries!
8. Skirts or shorts?
Shorts!
9. Dancing or sport?
Dancing!
10. Frozen or Tangled?
Frozen!
11. Loose hair of ponytail?
Ponytail!

Next is: Girl Radio's questions!

  1. Least favorite ice cream flavor?  : I don't know                                                                                
  2. Singing or dancing? : Singing
  3. What have you been doing over the summer?: Going to summer camps, going to my friends house, staying home,etc............
  4. West Coast or East Coast (of the US)?: I don't get what you mean by this question.
  5. What's your lucky number?: 24
  6. What was your last dream about?: It was about this teacher that turned out to be nice even though everyone said that they were strict!
  7. Weird question - do you prefer public transit or walking?: Public Transit
  8. Can you juggle?: Nope
  9. What was the last book you read?: As I said before, some book about the Civil War.
  10. What was the last movie you watched?: Antz?
  11. What was the last song you listened to: Thousand Years                                                                                                                                          
I nominate anybody who has commented on my blog at least once and has not done the Liebster Award in 1 week or more. I also nominate anyone who's blog title has the letter "J" in it. I also nominate whoever types "A noisy noise annoys an oyster:!

Reminder: You should leave a link in the comments with the link to your piece of writing for the writing contest by August 15, 2014. I've only got one entry so far but a few other people said they would enter too! So, I'm looking forward to all the entries! If you have no clue what I'm talking about, then just find the post in my archive that says writing contest. It will be the one before this post.