A Few Words // Cassia’s Photo Contest! Day 1. // A tag from Clara

Hello!

It’s actually cold. We’ve got the heat on. We set out the chipped pumpkin flower pot. And I’m wearing my yard sale striped bunny socks.

It must not be Summer any more.

Well, I haven’t done many posts where I’m just talking and talking for many a word until I say “I guess that’s good for now,” So Today’s The Day™. (Does it seem right that I just pictured myself as some sort of interesting looking superhero then? Teeheehee)

 

 

So, starting out, may I just say….

I’ve abandoned Inktober.

I know, I deserve the shaming shake-of-the-head, but it really wasn’t my thing, you know? The prompts just weren’t my style, aand I wasn’t really enjoying it like I ought. (Does the, “like I ought” strangely remind you of Little Women like it does me?)

I’m still drawing every day for the rest of this month, but the prompts are out the window and crushed under a moving car. (Wow, no need to be harsh, Audrey!) Anyway, I guess I’m still technically “doing” Inktober, but promptless.

I’m trying to get back in the rhythm of drawing more realistically, so I’ve been working on eyes. They’re a fun thing to draw and paint.


 

Yippee! Today’s the first day of Cassia’s photo contest, and the “prompt” today was door. Now, you wouldn’t believe the puzzle I had this morning taking a picture of doors. It was a fun challenge, though! Our door handles were a fun shape and color against our sage colored doors.

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From Clara’s blog. Cuuutteee!

 

Clara was so sweet to tag me for the “10 THINGS THAT MAKE ME HAPPY TAG” and what better time to do it?

Rules: List 10 things that make you happy. (Linking to them, sharing pictures, writing poems about them, telling jokes, etc. are all encouraged but not required.) Then, tag 10 people who make you happy (and notify them of their tag).

No. 1: Maisy Lou Hoo (Maisy (: )

Maisy makes me so happy, when she’s jumping in the air, snoring, or ferociously biting my ankles (for fun, of course, I think… maybe…).

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No. 2: Pen pals and letter writing.

Have you ever gotten a personalized, beautiful piece of mail? Whenever I make or get letters, I always am so happy.

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No. 3: Music, both ways.

I play lots of instruments, Piano, Guitar, Violin, Ukulele, and I love listening to music as well. I get moved by music. It’s such a wonderful thing!

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No. 4: Teaching Music

I’m a piano teacher, and there’s something bout it that’s just so great. I love seeing my students progress and enjoy their playing.

No. 5: Bullet Journaling

Now, you people know me. I Bullet Journal, and It’s one of my very favorite things. The personalization of it is the best part, and they’re so effective and cute!

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No. 6: Leaves

It’s that time of year! I LOVE Autumn and the beautiful leaves and pumpkins that are out.  The best part of the year!

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No. 7: Puppies

Aww! Who could go wrong with puppies?

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No. 8: Brush Lettering

This is something I’ve loved learning and it is so pretty. I love all the pens as well(:

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No. 9: Pens + stationery

AH! How I do love these things. Pens have been my collection able items since Gel pens were the rage. (I still love me a good juicy gel pen!)

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No. 10: Photography

I’ve been into this since I got my first dSLR camera, It’s so fun, the different varieties of things to photograph. I’m so glad cameras were invented, where would we be without them?

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That was so much fun! Thank you, Clara!

Now for my tag-ees………

Cassia

Ariana

Meredith

Hannah

Abigail

Starling

Sydney

Rosy

Gracie

Esmeralda 

I hope you all enjoy! And if you were not tagged and wish to do this, feel free! I’ll enjoy seeing what makes you happy(:


 

So, life is busy. Does it seem like it just gets busier and busier as you get older? I know I’ve talked about this before, but time is such a gift. I’m putting some elbow grease into working on savoring every moment as I am now, a teenage girl.

Side note…

IT’S HARD!

Sometimes we look forward to something and look forward to something, that we rush away the days that matter more. Now, that’s a bit extreme, but still, I remember times when I would be dying for Christmas to come, and Thanksgiving and things that mattered would be trampled under my Santa’s elf slippers. I mean, wow.

I even had a Rudolph costume, complete with a harness with bells and a red nose. Mmm. (Being ten, ya know? XD)

The remaining slice of October is quite jam-packed, but I like it.

I am doing a lot of school now that I’m in High school, but we still get up at the crack of dawn to go yardsaling on Fridays and Saturdays. Hey, it’s economics class! (:

 

Doesn’t it seem like the plural of “Moose” would be “Meese,” like “Goose” is “Geese?” Hmm.

I miss Morty the moose!

(from our trip out West)

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The color is still here, but, luckily, its’ cool now. The mornings have been in the 40º’s!

Do you like cold weather?

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Well, this is nearing 1,000 words, a length of posts I haven’t done in awhile, so this has been fun! Do you enjoy a variety of things in a post, or just one topic? I can’t decide. I think I like reading both.

What do you have coming up this week?

Look back for a few days to see my photography for Cassia’s contest. I’m looking forward to the different shots I’m going to take! It’s going to time out perfectly for some of the shots, we’re going to Peachtree City (near Atlanta) and Stone Mountain for the Country Living Fair (post coming!).

I hope you’re having a wonderful day, and I can’t wait to see if you’re doing the tag!

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Do you like batman? Do you have striped bunny socks? What’s your favorite part of Autumn? Do you say “Meese?” Can you drive? 

P.S. Exactly 1,000 words!

Real Neat Blogger Award

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I was recently nominated by Ezra to do this awesome award! Thank you so much, Ezra! Be sure to go check out his blog. It’s super neat!

Let’s go!

So, the rules are:

  1. Put the award logo on your blog
  2. Answer the 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you
  3. Thank the person who nominated you and links to their blog(s)
  4. Nominate any number of bloggers and link to their blog(s)
  5. Come up with seven questions for the people who nominated you

Onward!

Ezra’s questions…

  1. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Hmm… Well, I love America, so I would probably want to explore a little more of it, but internationally I’d say Scotland/England or Switzerland(:

2. What is your favorite genre of music?

Ooh. Well, I like a lot of different types. I would definitely say Christian (such as Chris Tomlin, Bethel, Switchfoot, etc.), Rock (Like the Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, and others), and Indie/Folk (Like Ingrid Michaelson, Sarah Bareilles, and others).

3. What is your favorite book series?

Ahhh!!😱 SO HARD! I LOOOVE the Chronicles of Narnia, the Little House series, and the Mysterious Benedict Society. (If you call that a series(: )

4. Why did you decide to start blogging?

Hmm. Well, A long time ago when I was much younger I had a blog about American Girl dolls called Dollventuresblog. In 2016, I got locked out (for some odd reason) and couldn’t get back in. After taking a long break from blogging and playing with my dolls, I wanted to start it up again. Then I started theJunebugblog in September 2017(: I wanted to show the things I was interested in and inspire folks!

5. What is your least favorite food?

Hmm. I don’t really know! I like most foods. Maybe Cajun food? I know that sounds strange, but the past few times I’ve had it, it wasn’t the most enjoyable! 🤪

6. What’s the strangest food you’ve ever eaten?

Mexican candy. Definitely. It was supposed to be edible paper with this gel frosting pen that you can use to write on it. Then you eat it.🤢 It was, *ahem* interesting.

7. What’s your favorite color? 

I like dusty blue, Blush pink and Turquoise(:

That’s it for the questions. Those were fun! Much thanks to you, Ezra!

Now my nominees are (Linking to their most recent post so it notifies them):

Sydney

Clara

Rosy

Lillian

Ani

Rhi

Olivia

And my questions:

  1. Would you prefer chocolate or vanilla?
  2. Where’s the most interesting place you’ve been to?
  3. Do you prefer reading or writing?
  4. What is your dream job?
  5. Do you say “y’all” or “you all?”
  6. What’s your favorite season?
  7. If you could have any natural ability (such as being a math major at 12, or being a pianist by ear, or an amazing baker), what would it be?

Thank you smooch for reading! If you would like to do this award and I didn’t nominate you, feel free to do so!

I hope you’re having a wonderful day!

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Also: There is an online race going on right now. The registry closes on March 25th. It is called “Spring100” and it is for runners and walker to run or walk 100 intentional (not just from your couch to the fridge to get a snack!) miles between now and June 21st. This is my first year doing it, and I’m excited! It’s totally free. Click here if you’re interested! I will be planning to post a little bit of my progress on the way. I am looking forward to it!

Awesome Blogger Award

Hello, Friends!

Have you all been inside by a fire in this terribly rainy weather? It’s been raining here for 3 days and (so says the weather people) doesn’t plan to stop until Monday!?!

Is it raining where you live?

Lydia kindly nominated me for this award, and I’m excited to do it(: Thanks much, Lydia!

Okay, let’s get started! *rubs hands together excitedly* 😄

So, the rules are:

Thank the person/blogger who nominated you

Tag your post with #awesomebloggeraward                                                                 

Answer all the questions given to you

Nominate at least 5 bloggers and inform them of their nomination                           

Give them 10 new questions to answer

Okay! Let’s go.

1. Out of the 5 senses, which is your favorite? Oh dear. Well, I do love my sight dearly, but speaking and hearing come close behind. (But I do like the others, too😄)

2. What is your favorite flavor of ice cream? Oh Nooo! Is there really only one flavor that has to be your favorite?! Hehe. Well, I love cookies and cream. And chocolate. And turtle pecan, to list a few(:

3. What is your favorite day of the week? Hmm… Well, I really like Fridays in the Spring/Summer because of yard sales, but then I like Wednesdays because that’s our busiest day, but mainly because that day combines many of my favorite things; Piano, cross-country (well, more of just running), seeing friends, etc.

4. Out of the 4 taste buds, which is your favorite? Hmm.. This question was a little confusing, but I think I understand. I would say sweet is first, then salty😄

5. What is your favorite restaurant? Chipotle. (or Chick-fil-a!)

6. Where is the best place you’ve been on vacation? Well, I’ve only been to New York City once, and i enjoyed that, but other than that I’d say Destin, Florida(:

7. What is your favorite school subject? Hmm.. There are so many! I like language arts. (which includes reading and writing for me😄)

8. What is your favorite movie? We recently watched “War Room,” and I really liked it.

9. What is your favorite type of transportation? Well, I guess I’d have to say car, because I’ve never been on a plane, and one time I rode on the Marta bus, but It really wasn’t my favorite😆

10. What is your favorite candy? Heeheeehee. 😏 Chocolate. Anything chocolate. (: See my “About.” 

That was fun! Those were fun to answer(:

Now I nominate…

Meg

Abby Rose

Olivia

Ariana

Christina 

Y’all will be receiving a notification soon(:

And here are the questions:

1. If you could go anywhere, where would it be?

2. Would you choose Ice cream or cake?

3. Do you play any instruments? If so, what? Are there any you want to play?

4. What is the best book you’ve ever read?

5. Would you rather text, email, or write your friend?

6. Do you like drawing or painting? 

7. What is your favorite food?

8. If you could have any color hair, what would it be?

9. What is your favorite desert?

10. Coffee, tea, or hot chocolate?

Thank you all for reading and thanks again, Lydia, for nominating me!

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Bye! Come back soon!

Looking back: January

Hello!

Can you even believe it’s FEBRUARY? I sure can’t. Man, January went like a rocket! (Well, for me it did.)

Well, I made quite a few posts in January, and I am going to be looking back through the month!

Well, The first post I made was “A fresh beginning” where I updated my blog theme. (Click HERE to see it)

The second post I did was “Looking back: 2018” (Click HERE)

Then the third (fourth, fifth, sixth, all the way until tenth) Post(s) I did was a series on Bullet Journaling. (HERE)

The Eleventh post I made was “(Pen-Pal) Letter Art.” I really enjoyed this n’. (Come see it HERE)

Then the Twelfth, “Yet Another Clump” (See it HERE)

Then, my last and thirteenth post, “50 Things that make me Happy” (Tagged by Meg) This was fun! (See that HERE)

Thank you so much for helping me launch into 2019! Happy February!

New Posts coming SOOOOOOON!

~theJunebugblog

Tag: 50 Things That Make Me Happy

Dear Readers,

Hello! Yesterday Meg, from Meg’s Life  tagged me in this fun challenge and I am very excited to do it! Thanks much for the tag, Meg!

Well, to get right in to it, here are my first few answers!                                                    #1  My Heavenly father                                                                                                                     #2 Chocolate 😜 (Can y’all tell by now? I LOVE IT.)                                                                  #3 My family                                                                                                                                                                 #4 My dear friends                                                                                                                        #5 Piano                                                                                                                                                #6 Guitar                                                                                                                                               #7 Ukulele (pretty much any stringed instrument)

img_8873#8 FOOD!                                                                                                                                             #9 Louisa May Alcott books. (Especially An Old-Fashioned girl and Eight Cousins)  #10 Autumn                                                                                                                                       #11 Spring                                                                                                                                              #12 Summer                                                                                                                                          #13 Winter (mainly if it snows, though. I don’t like being cold❄️)                                           #14 Smoothies (I like Strawberry Banana and Kiwi Strawberry😁)

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#15 Flowers (Roses, Pansies, Tulips, Peonies, Petunias, and Violets)                                           #16 Water                                                                                                                                                   #17 Brush Lettering                                                                                                                              #18 Music (and Music lessons!)                                                                                                           #19 Warm Wintry Fires                                                                                                                               #20 Giving + receiving letters in the mail.                                                                                             #21 My camera                                                                                                                                       #22 Looking at old pictures

img_8934#23 Sunsets and Sunrises                                                                                                                #24 Ponds. And Lakes. And Rivers. And Oceans. And Pools.                                                        #25 Good Books                                                                                                                                       #26 My Pooch (Maisy)                                                                                                                           #27 “War Room” (Movie. So good!)                                                                                                     #28 Drawing                                                                                                                                            #29 School Breaks(:                                                                                                                                #30 The Beach

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#31 Birds                                                                                                                                                   #32 Good Movies                                                                                                                                     #33 Fruit (except Citrus. Allergies!)                                                                                              #34 Plays (I loved “Kidnapped,” “A Christmas Carol,” and “Ever After”)                              #35 Cross Country (pretty much all running in general)                                                              #36 Cameras                                                                                                                                          #37  Good Cheese pizza😍

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#38 Barns                                                                                                                                            #39 Friends                                                                                                                                             #40 Blogging (😄)                                                                                                                                   #41  Barns                                                                                                                                         #42 Shoes (:                                                                                                                                              #43 Sleeping                                                                                                                                             #44 Fairy Lights

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#45 Pens. (Any Kind! I love ’em!)                                                                                                 #46 Bible Verses                                                                                                                                       #47 Baby Animals                                                                                                                                    #48 Making Cards to send                                                                                                              #49 French                                                                                                                                                 #50! (We made it!) Warm Sunny Days.

TaDa! 50 things that make me ‘appy! Much thanks to Meg. Now, I shall tag five of you good people!

Rosy @ Rosy’s Writings

Laura @ Lula Boo

Maddison @ Sticky Notes and Ice Cream

Birdie @ BirdieGirl Days

Anna @ A Storynerd’s Life

Thanks so much for reading, y’all!

Have a good day!

~theJunebugblog

*Also* Sorry for the strange way the words showed up; The pictures threw it off a wee bit(: