Back from Summer Break + PHOTOS

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Hi guys! Today, I’m officially back from summer break. I’m so excited to be consistently blogging again, but I enjoyed taking a short break as well.

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Summer Photos:

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SMORES!! It was SO hard to get a good picture of these. I had around 20 that I deleted, and even this one isn’t great.

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My sleepy sister- XD!

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She loves the little tie- so sweet.

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She decided to pose for me 🙂

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Now she fell asleep on me…

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My crazy brother posing for me- he’s so silly!

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Comment below if you know what book this is!

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I tried to get some good pictures of our Jamaican cherry tree.

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I don’t know why I like this picture, but I do.

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❤ B U L L E T   J O U R N A L   P I C S ❤

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This post was shorter then normal but hopefully short and sweet.

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RATC Week 2

Hey guys! I’m actually coming back from summer break officially tomorrow! I’m so excited. I’ve really missed blogging every week.

Now onto RATC!

 

 

This challenge is hosted by:

Ariana

Liz

Christina (you’re here)

Rhiana

 

Check out the post where I introduce this contest before you ask any questions- the answers might be there.

Week 2 Challenges:

Remember, there are 3 categories: Photography, Writing, and DIY. You don’t have to choose one category- you can do as many as you want.

Photography:

Love Photo: 15 points

Garden Photo: 10 points

Photo of your choice: 5 points

Stories:

Write a article about your favorite animal (5)

Write a cliffhanger story: 1,200-1,500 words (15)

Write a script for your favorite tv show/youtube channel: 1,000-3,000 words(20)

DIY’S:

Back to School DIY: 15 points

Music DIY: 15 points

DIY of your choice: 5 points

 

Remember, you don’t have to do everything! I recommend doing at least 2-3.

Teams + Participants

 

Team 1 :  Bird: 60 points
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Shekina- 30 points

Take a picture of something unique (15)

Take a picture of a sunset/sunrise (10)

Take a picture of something of your choice (5)

Shekina: 30 points

Maelyn
Kaylean: 30 points (can’t upload photos, but check out her post: https://kaelynslife.wordpress.com/2018/06/25/ratc-round-1-go-team-bird/
Team 3: Squirrel: 40 points
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Kate
Eleanor
Lila: 40 points
Birthday Diy (15)
Summer DIY: 10
Unique Photo: 15
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RATC Week 1

Hey, guys!

I’m officially back from my summer break on June 29, but I’m actually one of the hosts of this awesome challenge- RATC!

This challenge is hosted by:

Ariana

Liz

Christina (you’re here)

Rhiana

 

Check out the post where I introduce this contest. It has the answers to your questions! You can actually still sign up until Wednesday the 27th at midnight EST, when the first week of challenges are due. So go sign up NOW! I promise, this will be SO. MUCH. FUN.

And now, the first week’s challenges:

There are 3 categories: Photography, Writing, and DIY. You don’t have to choose one category- you can do as many as you want.

Photography:

Take a picture of something unique (15)

Take a picture of a sunset/sunrise (10)

Take a picture of something of your choice (5)

Stories:

Write a story about a lottery of your choice, 1,300 words. (10)

Write a story about a grieving girl, how she grows from it, 1,750 words. (15)

Write a story about a boy saving a girl’s life, 1,500-2,500 words. (20)

DIY’S: Birthday DIY (15)

Summer DIY (10)

Baby Shower DIY (10)

 

If you choose to do EVERYTHING (I don’t recommend that…), you would get 110 points! That is quite a bit, but I really don’t recommend doing all of them. I think that the average amount of points that people will get is 15.

 

Teams + Participants

So far, these are the participants, but remember that you can still enter until next Wednesday!

Team 1 :  Bird
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Lilah
Maelyn
Kate
Team 2: Mouse
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Hannah
Eleanor
Shekina
Team 3: Squirrel
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Kaelyn
B Y E   G U Y S !
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RATC Challenge ANNOUNCMENT

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Announcing: The RATC Challenge!

This challenge is hosted by:

Ariana

Liz

Christina (you’re here)

Rhiana

CLICK THOSE LINKS!!! I promise, you will love all of those blogs 🙂

 

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What is R.A.T.C?

R.A.T.C is the Random Awesome Topics Challenge!

What are the topics and how do I find them?

Every Thursday, Ari, Rhi, Liz, and I will be posting the challenges for the week. (Their blogs are linked above- give them a follow while you’re at it. They deserve it 🙂

What do I need to do?

There are 3 categories: Photography, Writing, and DIY. You can do only 1 or as many as you want. Each one will give you a certain amount of points. (Example: Writing- Write a short story about a summer vacation gone wrong {15 points}). You’ll need to submit your work by the next Wednesday at midnight.

How do I submit my work?

You have a couple options for this one:

  1. Post it on your blog and put the link in the comments on Ari, Liz, Rhi, or my blog! It’s that easy 🙂
  2. Email it to Ari, Liz, Rhi, or me. You can find my email on the contact page.

 

  • There are three teams! The teams are: Mouse, Squirrel, and Bird. We will decide which people go on which team.

A note about teams:

There are 3 teams- Mouse, Squirrel, and Bird. We’ll just assign all of you to a random team, so don’t worry about that :).

Okay, I’m hooked- How do I sign up?

Take this simple poll to enter the contest. Enter your name and blog if you have one to enter. Please don’t put Anonymous- if you can’t say your name, you can make up a code XD! That’s way more fun than putting Anonymous.

Check out the poll here to sign up.

 

 

 

 

May Recap + June Goals

Hi guys! Today is my recap of this month + my goals for June.

May Recap

This month’s goal recap:

  1. Use my bullet journal every day, with the exception of 1 day per week. ✖ I sure did not do this one… but I did get do this for the last half of the month. Hopefully I will be able to do this in June!
  2. Review my new planner. ✔ I definitely did this! If you haven’t checked out that post, go do that!
  3. Write 5 posts for this month. ✔ I posted 5 times this month… yay!
  4. Plan ahead 2 posts for June. ✖ Sadly, I did not do this one.  😦
  5. Clean out my desk and computer files from school things. ✔I did this one!
  6. Send out emails every Monday and Friday this month. ✔ I did this!

This month’s posts:

April Recap + May Goals

Bullet Journal Essentials (Video post)

Calico Critters Photoshoot

Blog Update (yet another video post)

Recent Photagraphy

My Plum Paper planner review

Yay, I posted 6 times this month! That’s past my goal! I also posted 2 other posts, but they are contest/giveaway reposts.

This month’s stats:

Note: I’m scheduling this ahead of time, so these might not be acurate… 😖

Total followers: 71 9 new followers in a month? I can’t believe it!!! WOW

Top three countries:

America wins with 257 views (not as many as last time)

Malaysia comes to a close second with 19 views, and

India gets 3rd place with 14 views. Again, Malaysia and India! That still amazes me!

Views: 313

Visitors: 105 1 less visitor that last time, lol. These numbers are staying pretty steady.

Likes: 94 Again, staying steady/

Comments: 47 Last time, I got 108. I’m not complaining at all, I promise, it’s just weird how the numbers are so different!

Those are this month’s stats. I think that this month was okay with the stats, but it’s been better.

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May Goals:

  1. Use my bullet journal every day, with the exception of 1 day per week. Re-doing this one!
  2. Write 3 posts for this month.
  3. Take photos on my  blogging break.

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Okay, about that blogging break…

Since it is summer, I think I’m going to take a little break from blogging this summer. I love it, but I don’t want to be pressured to post, if that makes since. I will be a little unpredictable this summer, lol, but I will try to keep getting things up for y’all.

I’m going to take an official break from June 4-22, which is about 2 1/2 weeks. I will try to get a post up at the end of the month telling you guys what I did during the summer (photos included!) and then I should be back on my regular blogging schedule for July on. If that’s too ambitious later on, I will let y’all know that my break will be extended!

 

Thanks so much for making my blogging experience awesome! I can’t wait to come back after the summer!

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