Ask Away// Q & A

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I’m going to do a Q and A, so I need questions!

RULES (for questions):

  • nothing personal (I can’t share where I live specifically, my age, my picture, you get the picture!)
  • I have the right to pick which ones to answer
  • You can send as many as you like!

Thanks,

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Recent Art {+ GIVEAWAY!}

This is for a giveaway 🙂

A Farm Girls Life

Hello, dears!

I haven’t done a recent art post OR a giveaway for rather a while – I think it’s high time for both. 🙂 Today I’m going to show you guys some sketches, paintings, and LOTS of envelope art, and if you stick around to the end, there will be a fun little pen-pal/artsy giveaway which I’m so excited about!

Ahem, let’s get started.

First up we have my new sketchbook! I got a lovely brown paper journal at Walmart for, like $5, and I LOVE it. It lays flat and it’s perfect for drawing with black brush pens/markers.

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I really like this spread. ❤

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Colored pencil looks pretty nice on this paper too.

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When Megan and I were cleaning out our room, I found a bunch of old photographs, random art, and colored coloring pages that I didn’t quite want to throw away but I didn’t quite want…

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How I write my blog posts

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Have you ever wondered how I write my blog posts? It’s definitively not one size fits all, but my current method works well for me.

Planning

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This step might seem minor, but it’s actually very important! About a month in advance, I pick the posts for the next month from a list that I keep of things I’d like to post. Then, I add them to an excel sheet that I keep (excel is like sheets for google) going.

I used to use monday.com for this step (just because I had a 30 day free trial) but it’s expensive if you want to keep using it, so I just decided to use an excel sheet.

Here’s an example of my excel sheet for June, July, and August:

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Once it’s added to the excel document, I open a google docs and start planning the post. For example, in my bible journaling post, I listed all the supplies I would include and found links and prices for all of them. Most of the time this is just a simple bullet list of what I want to include in the post (for some posts, I don’t even do this, like a photography post).

Photos

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I try to include photos in all my posts, even if I grab them from Unsplash (like the one above). If I need to actually take photos with my camera, I do that, but if I’m getting the photos online, I pick the one’s I plan to use. Then I add EVERY SINGLE photo that will be in the post to an empty draft. This includes my “Hello” Photo, signature, and dividers.

Writing

 

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This step is pretty self explanatory: actually writing the post! This includes typing captions for photos, and actually building a post. I generally do this in 1-4 stages (depending on how much work it is).

Then, I schedule the post! I write my posts about 1-2 weeks before they go live, which relives me of stress. For some posts that are more personal and need to be written closer to when they go live, I try to prep as much as possible ahead of time.

I hope you enjoyed this little peek into my blog post planning+preparing process (triple points for alliteration)!

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RATC Week 3

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Do you like my new hello gif? I was inspired by Clara (clara-and-co.com) to make one. I really like it, but it doesn’t really match the blog theme…

Time for RATC! Oh, and by the way, I totally messed up.

 

 

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 3 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:

Take a  photo of books (5)

Take a photo of an animal or pet you don’t own (your neighbors pet, a friends pet, an animal from the zoo…)  (10)

Take a photo of something you think is beautiful (15)

Stories:

Write a journal entry (it doesn’t have to be about you) (5)

Write a story about yourself as a child (could be true or fictional) (10)

Write a story (between 500-1500 words) about a character running a business (bakery, lemonade stand, store…) and the trials they go through (15)

DIY’S:

Sketch a drawing of yourself (5)

Draw a picture or series of pictures showing a dream you once had! (10)

Make a craft where you can only use  paper, Popsicle sticks, glue or tape, your choice of drawing utensil (pencil, crayons, markers…), photos from a magazine, and streamers. You don’t have to use them all: be creative!

 

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

Week 2 Submissions

 

 
Shekina
Kaelyn  https://kaelynslife.wordpress.com/
Team 1 :  Bird: 30 points
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Shekina- 30 points

Love Photo (15)

Garden Photo (10)

Take a picture of something of your choice (5)

Maelyn
Kaylean:
Team 3: Squirrel: 40 points
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Kate
Eleanor
Lila: 30 points!
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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.

 

 

 

 

Blog Update

Hi guys!

Please watch this video:

 

Again, I promise, I’m not leaving! If you are struggling with the same thing, please, contact me, so we can chat and hopefully help one another out!

 

Thanks for reading (and watching)

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400 Followers GIVEAWAY: HUGE 112 Fonts & Graphics Bundle // Creativeqube Design

Clara & Co.

Good morning, friends! I have some super exciting things to share with you today! 😀

First of all, here’s something awesome – my blog reached 400 followers a few weeks ago! Thank you all SO much! It means a ton to me that you guys enjoy my posts. Blogging has been such a fun and rewarding experience for me, and by far the best part has been meeting all of the amazing people in the blogging community! 🙂 I’d like to give a huge thank you to Lainey, Sassafras, LorenAllisonTess, Samantha, K.A., SuzyJaclynn, Savannah, Hayley, and Megan, who were some of my very first followers and are all such friendly and amazing people! Annie, Emma, Sarah Beth, Jo, Anna, and Faye are some of my most recent followers – thanks so much…

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