Sunday, September 21, 2014

Chocolate Book Tag

Hi everyone! I found this amazing tag over at Erin's lovely blog. It combines some of my favorite things in life. Reading and chocolate!!!

1. Dark Chocolate (A book that covers a dark topic)
A Child Called "It" by Dave Pelzer. The author tells his story about his abusive mother and all the struggles he went through in his boyhood. It's a story of a boy who felt worthless, and unloved. It may not sound that great but it's a very interesting read. You get to see what life is sometimes like for an abused child. Once I started reading it, it was like I was living his life. I felt as if I was going through his horrific struggles, and feeling the ways he had felt. This was unlike any book I've ever read. There were no fairy unicorns to save the day, only cold harsh reality. It was extremely sad and a very dark topic to read about. Nonetheless it is a topic that we all need to know about and be aware of children still suffering from abuse.

2. White Chocolate (Favorite light-hearted/humorous read)
The Casson Family series by Hilary Mckay. I know it's more than one book but I couldn't pick only one. It's about an artistic family in England and their funny, quirky life. Each book is based on the point of view of one of the Casson children. I loved it!

3. Milk Chocolate (A book with a lot of hype that you're dying to read)
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. It's no like I'm dying to read it though. I'm just curious on why so many people like it. I must find out!! ;)

4. Caramel-filled Chocolate (A book that makes you feel all gooey inside)
To tell you the truth, I don't really like a lot of lovey-doveyness (that's a word I just created) in the books I read. Divergent (by Veronica Roth) had some romance in it but it wasn't totally based on that. I read Lydia's Dream... it's an Amish romance novel. I did not like it!! It was so depressing!!!! If you know me pretty well, you know that I don't like to stop reading books before I'm done with them. The whole story was a bit much. I think Lydia had to choose between a widower with rowdy sons or a man whose whole family had dwarfism. The author also changed a little boy's eye color. She described the child's eyes as blue and then as brown... I guess she may have forgotten which color it was...O_o

5. Wafer-less KitKat (A book that has surprised you)
Someone Named Eva by Joan M. Wolf and Feathers by Jacqueline Woodson. I found them on sale, and I only got them because they were so cheap. They turned out to be incredible books! It was definitely surprised!

6. Snickers (A book you're going nuts about)
Legend (by Marie Lu)!  I love it! Let me tell you, I had my doubt about this book, but I fell in love with it!!!

7. Hot Chocolate With Mini Marshmallows (A book you turn to for a comfort read)
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery. :) Amazing! It's always my go-to read.
Anne of Green Gables

8. Box of Chocolates (A series you feel has something for everyone)
The Harry Potter series!!! It has adventure, mystery, romance, betrayal, friendship, sacrifice, and the list goes on and on. ;) It's just an amazing series that I'll never get tired of.

 So that's the tag! I hope you had fun reading it!
I know I definitely enjoyed answering the questions. :)

I tag:
anyone you says, "I'm a bookworm!" in a comment below. It doesn't matter if your the first one or not. Everyone is welcomed to do it!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Cloudy Autumn Day

I took another walk on a path and on a road (there's a lot of road construction so it wasn't busy). It was a perfect cloudy autumn day. :)

How I love sweaters!

I've finished Ledgend and am continuing on with the series. Currently I'm reading Prodigy and I'm loving it!!

Lunch; Ramen noodles and broccoli

 ~chocolate chip cookies~

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Photo-shoot | Blog Shop News

My little sis really wanted me to do a photo-shoot with her. Last week I decided to get out my camera and take some pics of her. She chose her hairstyle, attire, and props. She had so much fun! Since she's so photogenic, it was very easy to get good photos of her. Here are a few photos I took.

Also you may notice that my design site is currently private and does not show up when you click on it. This is because I am perfecting it for the grand opening (which I'll tell you when it happens). I'm extremely excited to introduce my new site's layout and store. I'm going to be making premade templates as well for people to buy. As I'm working on this, I will also start finishing up all my design orders. If you have ordered one from me I sincerely apologize for the wait. I will finish it soon! I hope you all have a lovely week! :)

Friday, September 12, 2014

Tour Through Blogland/Tributes to Writers Tag

I was tagged in the Tour Through Blogland tag. I was tagged by my lovely blog friend Katrina. If you are tagged answer the questions I answered. 

What am I working on?
I've been working on so many blog designs. Currently I have 12 or so to do. Even though I know that most people would find that hectic, I really enjoy helping people out with their designs. I've also been working on my design shop. Since my designs will no longer be free I must figure out a way to let people pay for them. I've been looking all over for a way to make a little shop on my site but it's harder than it seems. I've also been taking pics of my little sis which I will post right after this. :)

How does my work differ from others from its genre?
I think my blog has a lot of options for people. I share do-it-yourself projects, recipes, photography, and blog design tips. Sometimes I show a glimpse of my life and share my writing pieces. I'm not one of those people who pretends to be perfect so I try to tell my readers about the good and not so good days in my life.

Why do I write/create what I do?
I write and create what I do because I simply love to do it. I love sharing easy diy ideas, and bits and pieces of my life. I'm so glad I'm apart of this blogger community where I know I have so many internet friends that got my back. It's great to know that i have so many friends from all over the world. I wish that someday, all the teen Christian bloggers could meet. Now that would be epic!

How does your writing/creating process work?
Well first of all, I try to think of something original for a post. I don't want to copy what other bloggers have done. I rather think up my own unique idea. If I ever have writers block I simply do a life update or maybe share a poem.

You're supposed to nominate three bloggers, so here I go.:)

I nominate:
Sarah Grace- Her blog is full of lovely photography and writing pieces. It's always a joy to see a new post from her. :)

Bethan-Her blog is just so awesome. She loves to read (like me), and she has such a beautiful writing style.

Danielle-Her blog is amazing. :)  I love her post and her giveaways! I'm in awe of her amazing photography!

1. Answer All Questions
2. Put the picture in your post (has to be linked back to Jollygirl)
3. Tell what you love about writing (if you like writing. if you don't, then you don't have to do this award)
4. Share one piece of writing.
4. Nominate 3 other writers/ bloggers. (no tag backs) and make up 5 new questions for them to answer.
5. Have fun!


1. What is your favorite type of writing?
I really love poetry. To me, they're so beautiful. I like how everyone seems to find a different meaning of what a poem means.

2. When did you start writing?
I've always loved to write. When I was around 10 I started writing songs about Jesus's love and nature. Then I started writing poems. I never really thought I had a talent for writing until I entered my poem in 4-H and won grand champion. Not that I think I'm a great writer now but I just never knew people would even like what I wrote.

3. Your favorite author?
Oh goodness! Hmmm... Let's see.
Lois Lowry.

4. Have you ever finished a novel?
I've started many novels about futuristic alternate societies, but I've never finished them. Maybe I could share them with you all sometime if you like. I am currently writing a short story for school. It's going to be based in World War II and I've thought of a really cool storyline to go along with it.

5. On a scale of one to ten what would you rate writing?

Why I like writing:
I like writing because I can express my thoughts, hopes, and even fears in ways speaking can not. I think writing is a way for people like me, to show who they are and who they hope to become.

A piece of my writing:
Why Rush
To tell you the truth,
I'm not in a rush to grow up.
Some girls
are in such a hurry to
to be independent
and go out in the world alone.
But as for me...
I'm not in a rush.
I want to savor each moment of my childhood
and my teen hood.
I'm not the kind of girl who is anticipating her future,
or living in her past.
I just want to be me.
Right here.
Right now.
Because I can't go back in time,
or speed up the clock.
I want to just live,
and be thankful for every moment.
I have my whole life ahead of me.
Why rush?

I tag:
Anna-She definitely has a knack for writing and it shows through her blog (Banana and Bear). 

Celia-Her blog (Crazy,Crazy,Crazy) is full of lovely poems and stories. They're absolutely beautiful!

Brittany-I love to read her stories. Her writing is amazing. She is such a talented young lady. (Daughter of the King)

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Big News

So I have some super duper big news!!!!
Starting  on September 14, 2014, I will be charging for my blog designs. If you have already asked for a design then don't worry. I'm not going to charge anyone who has already ordered a design. I will finish all the blogs on my waiting list. It's sorta a bitter sweet moment for me. Although I extremely enjoyed doing it for free, I know now that I have to move on to the next chapter in my designing career.