Thursday, June 22, 2017

Survey Results


My survey ended today, so I have some results to share! Thirteen people took it- thank you guys so much! <3 


So, the type of posts you all enjoy most, according to the survey, are as follows:

1. Life updates

2. Photography

3. Drawings and other artsy things

4. Tags

5. Fashion ideas posts

6. Inspirational posts

7. Recipes

8. Book reviews


So life updates and photography posts are your favorite posts! :) Well, overall. *winks*


 As for the days I'll post... every Tuesday and Saturday won. So that's the blog schedule I'll attempt to stay on, starting this Saturday! :) I hope you guys will forgive me if I miss a day in the next couple weeks, because we've been fairly busy working on our house, then I'm going to be leaving for a week... ;P I'm sure I'll find time though.


Thank you all for your suggestions and kind words about my blog! I'll probably be changing my design sometime, as some of you suggested, but right now I don't really have the time. 

So those are the results! Again, thank you all so much! =D


MISSED THE SURVEY? YOU CAN SUGGEST THINGS IN THE COMMENTS! ANY LAST THOUGHTS BY Y'ALL WHO DID IT?

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Forties- Style Photo Shoot


Here are some pictures I took of my sister the other day. It's kinda a forties look. :) 

Hope you enjoy!


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note: I think these are all unedited, besides turning one black and white


FAVORITE PHOTO?



Friday, June 16, 2017

June 2017 \\ Currently



Here's the CURRENTLY post of June for y'all! I'm trying to change it up, as you'll probably see. I'm going to putting less details, because otherwise I just kinda repeat some of the same things in my monthly highlights post. 

So, currently this month!



\\ THINGS HAPPENING \\

We've been working on our house a lot. When we have to have the AC off because the windows are open... talk about sweating. *dies* That makes it so much worse to spend so many hours there. ;P

Going to Chick-fil-A with siblings on a day we took off from working at the house. :) Then we went to the store, and me and two of my sisters split a big bag of jelly beans. *grins* Those awesome little jelly beans with allll the different flavors. I'd like if there were a little more coffee flavors, and buttered popcorn. xD 
Then driving home with the window down and music on. 

Hanging out with friends and family most Sundays for Bible study. We're not having this week though.


\\ CURRENTLY STUCK IN MY HEAD\\



Alone by Hollyn is a song I recently heard for the first time. It has a little more of a "wild" beat than what I normally listen to, but I like it. It's passionate, and has a good message. *winks*


\\ CURRENTLY READING \\



Dare by Tricia Mingerink

Two of my sisters love these books, so it's pretty much a guarantee I'll love them. ;P It's been good so far! A little creepy too, because Vane... yikes. And the evil king.



\\ CURRENTLY EATING \\



Jelly beans, what else?


And these peanut-butter chocolate-chip cookies I made, of course. SO GOOD. Who else loves things with peanut butter in them?


\\ CURRENT BEST PHOTO \\



This one. <33 Love how it turned out.


\\ MOMENTS \\


Ordering your food at a restaurant and you kinda know the person working there. First having to correct something you said, then asking "what?" a million times because you didn't hear what they said. ;P Nice.

Your brother, putting some stuff that kills cockroaches behind the refrigerator. "Ah, I could put this in someones lemonade!" *shakes head*

Your brother with what's left of a can of something that cleans up oil paints and stuff. Puts some on a stick thing and lights it on fire, then puts it into the can. All fascinated, of course. Boys and fire. *winks and laughs*

While painting trim and such at our house, my brother's (again) make-belief thing about owning the best paint company, and we're his workers. His pretend\story things are so funny. xP

Taking a walk down the road with my sisters, with our bowls full of jelly beans. xD 

All the twilight\night walks with siblings, with the fireflies, the moon, the stars, and the smell of summer. *sigh*



DO YOU LIKE POPCORN JELLY BEANS? DO YOU HAVE A "MOMENT" TO SHARE? *winks*

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Photos: Summer Silhouettes


I'm doing a photography post on this blog? Yep! I might start doing them on here again, and stop blogging much on my photography site.

I took these the other evening. Hope you enjoy them! :)

I edited out the wire in this one




darkened this one


DO YOU THINK I SHOULD START DOING ALL MY PHOTOGRAPHY POSTS ON HERE AGAIN? WHICH PICTURE IS YOUR FAVORITE?


Friday, June 9, 2017

Attention all Readers! \\ Changes and a Survey


Hey to all readers! I need your help today. I don't know how many people read my blog, though I do know I have nineteen followers on google plus, and twelve blog followers. Thank you, guys! Even if you don't follow but still read my blog. *showers you with chocolate* 




So I know my blogger world isn't that big, and that is OK. However, I want some more organization in my blog, which might help those who come upon it (and those who already have) to enjoy it more. I kind of want to bring my blog up to another level, where it's not just a diary of sorts where I throw everything I do, plus a few creative ideas. I'd like my plan of what I post and when I post to be a bit more "professional"... make sense? I think it would be refreshing. In short, I want to do more of "real" blogging. Most of my posts would no longer be sporadic, and I would try have more topics than just my life.



How does it sound? I'm trying to improve! I might re-design my blog again too... man, that happens way too often. ;P

So, how can you help me, awesome readers and followers? Well, I'd love if you'd take a few minutes to do this little survey for me! I would so appreciate your honest opinion and ideas! Even if you just found my blog not long ago, you definitely can take it!  *more chocolate as a bribe* 

In the first thing, you will click the arrows on each option to rate how you like it in compared to the other options. 1 means you like it best, 2 second best, and so on. You probably already knew this, but I'm just making sure. ;P If there is some topic you think I'd be good blogging about that is not in the options, you can write about it in the comment box last. I welcome all your ideas! :)







I'll have this up until the 22nd, so hopefully all readers have a chance to do it. I don't know if very many will anyhow, but I'm trying it out. *winks* After I get the results I'll probably figure out my schedule. Hopefully it's an improvement! ;)


all photos from pixabay.com

You can also share any thoughts and ideas in the comments! I hope I was able to put out my thoughts in an intelligible way. ;P 



WHAT DO YOU THINK? DO YOU HAVE A POSTING SCHEDULE?



Monday, June 5, 2017

Summer Plans \\ How I've Been Starting the Season


Driving, cleaning, drawing, blogging, getting together... and staying up late every night, just because it's hard to make myself go to bed when I could be reading or doing something creative. Yep. I should probably have a schedule so I can get the most out of summer but, *reels back in repulsion* I don't exactly like schedules. I like spur-of-the-moment things, and I like to be able to stay up reading or drawing if I want to. But I probably would like it if I actually started. Ugh.

So summer has started, despite the fact that I still have to finish some Chemistry up. I think I'll be skipping quite a few of the activities, so it won't be too much longer. As of now, I feel the summer excitement. :)

I got a little over TWO HOURS of driving in one day recently! *grins* Just driving my mom around. And driving on a road with a speed limit of 70 mph, then having to hit the brakes so I don't miss my next road. ;P And going through the drive thru at a restaurant for the first time! An introvert having to talk loud at a speaker. *shakes head* Then when we opened the window to get our food... the car sounded like a beeter. ;P It even started shuddering when I hit 65 on the 70 road. *dies* It's kinda funny.




We also have chirping in (or by) our chimney from time to time. *nods* That's just the weirdest, but I think there's a bird nest in there. So I decided to go onto our roof one day. We climb a little tree to get up there. *winks* There was a bird's nest in there, but no eggs. They probably all hatched. 



The roof shingles were hot! It'd probably be a good, place to suntan. LOL, more like getting roasted on a burner! xD
Plus the mail person drove by while I was up there! I just walked to the other side and hid. xP
I didn't see any nest by the chimney... maybe there's one inside, or just lower down on the side of the house. *shrugs*


Another day, we all went to a bigger town\city with my mom for some more errands. At Sam's Club we all got something to eat. I chose the Berry Sundae instead of protein. ;P 


NOW THAT IS SUMMER, GUYS! xD



On Saturday we cleaned at a couple of my dad's houses. The one that was mostly finished was the best, because there's AC, and it's not as dirty. *winks* Plus, after working you can go lay in one of the closets with the door closed and stare up at the ceiling and into the attic opening for awhile. It's relaxing, lol. ;D I also got my little brother to sleep in one of the closets. Hehe.



The beauty of a new house... ;)


SO NOW, THE SUMMER PLANS?

WELL, I've got some good ones. First of all, there's July. I'm going with some friends of ours to somewhere three hours away for a week! *squeal* We are going with some Christian mission organization that helps people in need. I think we're building a house or something. *flexes invisible muscles* Uh, so I might get fit during this trip. xP We'll probably take plenty of breaks, so despite sweating in the July heat wearing long pants and t-shirts, I should be fine. Should be. ;P *hopes for the best* It sounds so fun though!! There's probably going to be a lot of new people to meet... if I can manage that, ha. Plus a few people I know- the ones I'll be traveling with. We'll have free time to hang out, and... it just sounds like it's going to be awesome! :D

The other big thing happening this summer is our family reunion in August! It's going to be so much fun seeing all my cousins again!!!

Besides those set things, we'll be working on our house. I hope that gets mostly done by the time the July event passes. *smiles smugly because I don't have to work on it for that week* Hehe.

And I hope to do plenty of reading, baking, drawing, hanging out, swimming, driving, and earning money in between. *grins* Sound good?


HOW SOUNDS MY SUMMER PLANS, PEOPLE? ARE YOU GETTING INTO THE SUMMER EXCITEMENT YET?



Thursday, June 1, 2017

So it Begins \\ Summer

   

feeling natures magic... the trees, stretching far above, bursting in green, singing with creatures; fountains, bubbling down the rocks, splashing cold, sparkling like running gold in the sun. The sky, so clear, so blue, endless and full of the wonderment of future adventures.

-summer and nature


warm sun, cool breeze 
bright blooms, thick trees 



oceans, mowing, ice cream, swimming, barbecues, chatting, reading, laughing, staying up late, relaxing, sunshine

any summer words to add? *winks*



laughing around the campfire, full moon through the trees, marshmallow between your fingers, fireflies in seas. 

-of hanging out on summer nights



bare feet, hot sand 
something cold, in my hand
salty water, in my eyes
endless rushing, never dies

-the ocean



So it begins! I know, summer technically starts on the twenty-first, but the first day of June is summer enough for me! =D Time to begin the adventure of summer 2017.

And those were just some fun summer-y captions... or something, I made up. *winks* You can count this as a tag and copy me if you want. ;P

WHAT ARE SOME THINGS YOU'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS SUMMER? WHICH LITTLE CAPTION FEELS THE MOST LIKE SUMMER TO YOU?