Liebster Award//Random Photography

Hey Everyone.

I hope that you are all well and healthy amidst all of the current craziness with the coronavirus. I am excited to be sharing an award with you all for the first time in forever! Kaelyn from Kaelyn’s Life (thank you!) nominated me for the Liebster Award and here I am.

Let’s jump right in!


The Rules

  1. Thank the Blogger who nominated you
  2. share 11 facts about yourself
  3. Answer the questions the blogger gave you
  4. Nominate 11 bloggers
  5. Create questions for your nominees to answer
  6. Comment on their blog to let them know they’ve been nominated


11 Facts About Me

  1. I love big dogs, as long as they don’t lick me. 😀
  2. Dull pencils drive me crazy, they have to be super sharp!
  3. I am the oldest kid in my family.
  4. History is one of my favorite subjects to learn about.
  5. Reading is one of my favorite ways to spend my free time.
  6. I find how different systems of government work fascinating.
  7. Nature photography is the type of photography that I do the most (as is obvious by looking at my blog). 😀
  8. I love dark chocolate, especially with toffee chunks.
  9. I really enjoy reading biographies (be on the lookout for a few posts about about women who I’ve read about).
  10. Dried mango and pineapple are my favorite dried fruits.
  11. I drink hibiscus tea almost every day.


Questions From Kaelyn

What is your favorite creative outlet?

Singing, coloring and writing. I love singing, absolutely love it. Writing is still pretty new to me, although I have been journaling for years.

What is your favorite brand?

Chaco and Old Navy. I love my chacos and Old Navy jeans. 😀

Do you have any siblings?

Yes! I am the oldest of a bunch of kids.

What is your favorite song (at least right now)?

That is an impossible question to answer. I love musical soundtracks, I have been listening to some of the songs on the (clean) Hamilton soundtrack and of course the Greatest Showman soundtrack. For Christian music I have been enjoying Riley Clemmon’s newest single and Elle Limebear’s album.

Do you like to read?

I love reading! Books and stories have kept me sane through many difficult seasons of my family’s life. Books and stories are a huge piece of who I am.

Are you homeschooled, private schooled or public schooled?

I am homeschooled, always have been and will be until I graduate.

What is your favorite place to go outside of your house?

The ocean, I love everything about the ocean, the smell, the freezing cold water, the beauty of the waves and the salty breeze.

What is your favorite book/verse in the Bible?

Psalms, I love how it talks about God’s unfailing and faithful love over and over again.

What app do you use the most?

Musica and then probably email.



My Questions for My Nominees

  1. Who is your favorite Avenger (if you have seen Marvel movies)?
  2. Have you read the KOTLC series/
  3. How do you feel about the fact that we are destroying our planet? Does it make you angry or do you never think about it?
  4. Who is a person, a public figure, who you admire?
  5. Have you seen the new Little Women? Thoughts?
  6. What is a current issue that you feel passionately about?
  7. Do you have plans for after you are done with highschool or is it too scary to even think about?
  8. How do you feel about dogs?

Nominees

Abigail – Books, Life and Christ

Jo – livsnjotare

Christina – Christina and Camera

Amie –Amie Anne

Clara – Midnight Mind

Enni – The Blanket Burrito



I hope that you enjoyed this post! It was really fun to do an award after not having done one for months. Thank you, Kaelyn!

I’d love to see your answers to my questions! Answer them in the comments! What you are doing while you are at home?

Liebster Award #2, #3, #4

Hey Everyone!

I keep getting nominated for this award! It seems like maybe everyone is running out of bloggers to nominate? Not that I mind being nominated! I love answering fun questions about myself and what I love.

Thank you to Maysa, Olivia and Farmgirl for these nominations!

I’m really excited to answer all these questions, so let’s jump right in!


My Answers

1: What is something that you really enjoy doing?

Reading is still my favorite way to spend my free time. It is as natural and easy to me as breathing.

2: Do you have a pet peeve or something that you can’t stand?

It drives me crazy when my siblings don’t close their drawers or the kitchen cabinets. I’m not sure why but it does.

3: What was the last movie that you watched?

The first Hobbit movie. My siblings have already seen all three of them with my grandpa, but at the time I wasn’t interested, so now my dad and I are watching them for the first time. I am still surprised by how much I enjoyed the movie, because as a general rule I much prefer light-hearted movies to serious or intense ones.

4: Is there something that you feel like you just can’t live without?

CHOCOLATE, I intensely love chocolate and could almost live on it.

5: What is your favorite genre of music?

Christian music, I guess. That is most of what I listen to.

6: What is one piece of advice that you have for other bloggers based off of your personal experience?

Hmmm. I guess don’t try to write about things that you don’t enjoy and to be yourself as much as possible.

7: Would you be brave enough to jump out of a plane flying several thousand feet in the air without a parachute for someone you love? (considering it is for a good cause)

Yes, if it would save their lives, but if it wasn’t absolutely necessary I would not.

8: If you had all the Legos in the world to build with, what would you build first?

A life-sized aqua convertible. Not sure why, but I would.

9: What are your thoughts on lying? Lying is a sin, but do you think there is ever a time when it is right to lie? (Consider Jonathan and Rahab and the lies they told to help others in danger. Find as many Bible verses as you would like to support your answer)

Honestly, I am not sure. Yes and no, I guess.

10: Would you prefer having tea or coffee with talking red foxes or with talking deer?

I would love to have tea with talking red foxes.

11: What is one character flaw you hope will someday be a thing of the past with God’s help?

Probably how easily I get annoyed with my sisters.

12: If you were to go on one long journey from history, which journey would you make? (Example, with Columbus when he discovered America, or with Lewis and Clark on their expedition. Pick any journey or expedition from history.)

I would have wanted to go west with the pioneers. They were so brave take the risk of leaving everything they knew and loved to make a new life for themselves.

13: What is your favorite book of all time (besides the Bible)?

I really can’t choose. It’s like asking me if I have a favorite sibling (which I most definitely do not)!

14: What is one animal you dream of owning?

Someday, when have more time I would love to own a horse again.

15: Would you rather fill a journal with only drawings or fill a journal with only poems?

I would rather fill a journal with only drawings and doodles.

16: If you had everyone’s attention in the whole world and they promised to listen to you for one hour, what would you tell them?

That is so difficult to even imagine! The first thing I would tell would be that God loves them, no matter what you have done.

17: What inspired you to start blogging?

I first discovered WordPress through the blog Tween You And Me. I immediately loved the blogging community and slowly got more involved, it seemed natural to want a blog and when my parents said yes, I was thrilled!

18: What is your favorite instrument to listen to?

Pianos for sure.

19: What is your favorite sport to watch?

I am not really someone who enjoys watching sports, but I do love watching gymnastics and ice dancing.

20: What is your favorite season and why?

I think spring is my favorite season, although I do love summer as well. I love watching all the new life come forth.

21: What is your favorite flower?

My favorite flowers are lilacs and roses, I also love quince flowers.


My Questions

  1. What is your favorite type of tree?
  2. Would you rather go for a walk early in the morning or late at night?
  3. Do you journal on a regular basis, or at all?
  4. What is your favorite spring flower?
  5. Would you rather spend your whole day writing essays or doing math?
  6. Do you hate, like, love or LOVE chocolate?
  7. If you could live anywhere in the world for six months doing anything you want, where would you go and would you do?
  8. What is something about you that most people don’t know?
  9. Do you prefer tea or coffee?
  10. What is your current favorite song?
  11. If you could meet someone famous (anyone from the president to a movie star), who would you want to meet?

My Nominees

Amy – Crazy A

Isa – The Art Of Being Isa

Aria – Aria Photo Blog

Ani – Ani’s Books

Sophie – The Girl In The White Shirt

Hannah – Striped Plaid

Jenna – Jenna Terese

Jo – Pananaw

Truly Beautiful


The Rules

  • Thank the blogger that nominated you
  • Display your award
  • Answer the questions you were asked
  • Nominate 5 to 11 other bloggers
  • Come up with 5 to 11 new questions for your nominees
  • Let each nominee know you’ve nominated them and give a link to your post

Mini-Update

I know that I have been pretty much MIA for the past month and I am sorry. Life gets busy in the spring and I just needed a break. I will most likely be taking another couple week break in June, but I definitely want to keep blogging.

I am done with Weekly Verses for this school year, I will probably bring them back in the fall though. My thought for my summer posting schedule is that it will be more relaxed and probably only one post a week. I’ll keep you all updated though.


I’d love to hear how your May has been so far!! Did any of my answers to the questions surprise you? Feel free to answer any of the questions!

A Collection Post #1

Hey Everyone!

This is my first Collection Post, my version of what I have seen other bloggers call their random or ectera posts. For today’s Collection Post I have a tag and two awards to share with you! This is already going to be long so here you go!! I apologize in advance if this overwhelming!


50 Things That Make Me Happy Tag

Hannah tagged me for this several months ago and this is my first chance to post it. Thank you so much for tagging me, Hannah!


1. Reading a good book

2. Cooking 

3. Baking

4. Chocolate, lots and lots of chocolate 

5. Hot cocoa, especially with marshmallows 

6. My siblings 

7. My parents 

8. My Tia

9. My grandparents 

10. My beautiful little cousins

11. Chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream frosting 

12. Warm cookies, yum

13. Making and eating burritos 

14. Caramel, in any form and with anything and everything 

15. Organic candy canes, we got a bunch for Christmas and I just finished mine recently 

16. Watching a good movie with friends or family 

17. The Greatest Showman 

18. White Christmas 

19. The Lion, the witch and the wardrobe 

20. The Sound Of Music

21. Mary Poppins 

22. Enna Burning 

23. Goose Girl 

24. The Keeper Of The Lost Cities 

25. Books by Melanie Dickerson

26. Spending time around horses

27. Paint The Wind

28. Disenchanted: Cinderella 

29. When it snows!

30. Spring and summer rain

31. Summer break

32. Spring, when all the trees have baby leaves 

33. Fall, all the beautiful colors!

34. My friends 

35. Hot ginger, lemon, honey tea

36. Hot coffee 

37. Journaling 

38. Stretching (usually:)

39. Blogging 

40. Coloring in the verses in my coloring books

41. Sharp, dagger like pencils 

42. Colored pens, especially gel pens

43. Letters and notes from family and friends 

44. Starting brand new notebooks and journals 

45. Listening to music 

46. The Greatest Showman soundtrack 

47. Hillsong Young and Free’s live albums 

48. Making friendship bracelets

49. Writing letters

50. Taking pictures 
  

I am tagging:

Sophie – The Girl In The White Shirt

Meg – Meg’s Life

Misty Rain – Hello Misty Rain

Abbie and Sophie – Costal Twins

Isabel – Chasing Fantasia

Feel free to do the tag even if I didn’t tag you! 😀



The Awesome Blogger Award!

Clara nominated me for this. It was really fun to answer all of her questions and make up my own questions.


Without further ado:

1. What is your opinion on beluga whales?
They are pretty cool I guess. Kind of ugly. 

2. Disney or Pixar?
Disney all the way (sorry Clara). 😀

3. What’s your favorite thing about summer?
Camp, my birthday, swimming, warm weather, no school. Honestly I just love summer!

4. What is your opinion on handshakes?
Handshakes are okay. I haven’t really shaken many (or any) hands, though, so I’m probably not qualified to answer this. 😂

5. What’s something you’ve done that most people haven’t?
I have slaughtered chickens multiple times. 

6. How do you pronounce “ukulele”?
U-ka-lay-lee. What’s the right way??

7. Would you rather never read another book or never leave your home state?
Definitely never leave my home state. 

8. What’s your least favorite mythical creature?
Trolls. I just don’t like them, any of them. 

9. What’s one thing you hope will be invented in your lifetime?
Huh…….I’m not sure. 

10. What’s the #1 thing on your wishlist right now?
Probably a laptop, unrealistically and realistically a brand new Life Proof case for my phone. 😀


Thanks again for nominating me, Clara!

My Questions are:
1. Cats or dogs?
2. Rain or snow?
3. Have you heard of or read the series The Keeper Of The Lost Cities?
4. Would you rather read a book or watch a movie?
5. Do you like chocolate? If not why?
6. What is something that you think makes you unique?
7. Would you rather be super hot or freezing cold?
8. If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go?
9. What was last movie you watched or book you read?
10. Have you ever left your home country?

My Nominees are:

Maggie – Dreaming Of Guatemala

Penny Wood – A Southern Belle With Stories To Tell

Eleanor –Pointe To Christ

Sydney – The Weekly Adventurer

Kaelyn – Kaelyn’s Life

Rules:
Thank the person who nominated you.
Tag your post with #awesomebloggeraward.
Answer the questions you were asked.
Nominate at least 5 bloggers and inform them of their nominations.
Give them 10 new questions to answer.


The snow melted and it was raining, everywhere was like a stream.

Kaelyn nominated me for this award! Thank you so much, Kaelyn!!


1. What is your favorite fruit and why? 

I love freshly picked strawberries, when they still taste like sunshine. I can’t wait to go strawberry picking again. 

I also love apples, because they store so well that all through the winter we can have fresh, local fruit. 

2. Do you like to sing in the shower? 

Very rarely. 

3. What is your favorite Bible verse? 

Habakkuk 3. 17-18 is my favorite verse right now. 

4. When did you start blogging and how long have you been doing it

I started blogging in late August 2018. 

5. How do you feel about unicorns? 

They’re cool. 

6. What is one of your talents, hidden or not hidden? ( don’t be shy about it  ) 

Ummmmmm, I’m pretty good with kids, most of the time. 

 7. What is your favorite genre of music?

Christian and Gospel. I also love movie soundtracks. 😀

8. Do you like to read? If you like to read, how much? If you don’t like to read, why do you not enjoy it? 

I love, love, love reading! It is so amazing to immerse yourself in a wonderful book. Books are such a gift, thank you to all the writers out there!!

9. What is your favorite Sonic drink?

Ummm….what’s a sonic drink? I’ve never had one. 😀

10. What is your favorite board game and video game? 

I’m not really a game person but I like the dice game Quix. 

11. What is your most cherished childhood memory/toy/tv show?

I had (still have somewhere) a stuffed lion named Lion (so original I know) that I slept with for years. 

11 Facts About Me:

  1. I am the oldest of eight kids (yes eight). 😀
  2. I have brown hair and brown eyes.
  3. My mom and I share a birthday. ❤️
  4. Two of my favorite movies are Sister Act and The Greatest Showman.
  5. When people first meet me they always say my name wrong.
  6. I have no social media accounts.
  7. I hate the thought of ever wearing makeup. (No offense to my makeup wearing readers.)
  8. The first movie I ever watched was the Sound Of Music.
  9. My favorite ice cream flavor is Dutch Chocolate Orange.
  10. I love singing!
  11. I love having a routine.

My Questions are:

  1. What is your favorite book?
  2. Who is your favorite musician/artist?
  3. What is your favorite meal?
  4. What is your favorite dessert?
  5. Who is your favorite author?
  6. What is your favorite book?
  7. Which season of the year is your favorite?
  8. Do you have a favorite song?
  9. Which instrument is your favorite to listen to/play?
  10. What is your favorite animal?
  11. Hot cocoa or tea?

My Nominees are:

Cat R. – a little bit of runion

Emily – This Wifestyle

Hannah – Crafts Of All Seasons

Maddy – Maddy’s Digital Diary

Aria – Aria Photo Blog

Amie – Crazy A.

Allison – A Farm Girl’s Life

Rhi – Marshmallow Harmonies

Covah – Dancing In The Rain

(I know this is only nine blogs, but I couldn’t think of others I really wanted to nominate that hadn’t already done this award at least once.)

Rules:

  1. Acknowledge the blog who nominated you for this award.
  2. Answer 11 questions the blogger gave you.
  3. Give 11 random facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate 11 blogs.
  5. Notify them.
  6. Give them 11 questions to answer.

Which tag or award was your favorite? Which of my answers did you like best? Was this post way too overwhelming??