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GUUUYSSS MARCH IS GONE CANYOUEVENBELIEVEIT || hello april

Friday, March 31, 2017


L I F E   I N   M A R C H -
- spontaneously designed Julia's poetry book and ordered it (like, did it in four hours or less)

- did a q&a video with ju

- got my lulu tutorial featured

- updated my blog design (and worked on ju's - like, okay, nothing more satisfying than digging into HTML and changing something to look how you envisioned it)

W R I T I N G -
- *clears throat* well, writing was pretty much nonexistent but plotting was pretty on top. GUYS I HAVEN'T WRITTEN SINCE LIKE THE END OF DECEMBER. like three months? waahhhtt. i'm super excited for nano and feeling pretty prepared! just hope it doesn't all flop at the last moment tho hahahhaa *nervous laugh*

how you feel having spent four straight hours plotting

R A N D O M   M O M E N T S -

little sis: *pinches her arm*
me: what are you doing?...
sis: seeing if this is a dream 

- when you legit get one strand of hair caught in the car door 

me: you're cutting that wrong. you are supposed to do the knuckle thing so you don't cut your fingers off
julia: eh i've got ten of em 

- when you are baking with nutella:
- freedom is being able to move from your desk to bed to get your notebook without having to take your headphones off

bro: *looks at algebra* whoa. that looks like gibberish 

- when all you have is vowels
little sis: knock knock
older sis: who's there
little sis: *silence* ummm. *turns to mom* - what was it again?

bro legit first thing as i come home from errands: ya know I can put a whole orange in my mouth?
me: uh hi

- when a friend in your writers group has a college project and you end up with a pencil between your teeth to rate how happy you are 

little sis: wanna play...baseball? basketball? ooorrrrrr...tic tac toe?
- when your in the store shopping and this elderly gentlemen goes "excuse me, love" with an ahmazing accent

me overhearing in hardware store:
guy one on lift: did i mention i was afraid of heights
guy two looking up: that's why your the perfect guy for the job 

me: *gets paper cut from paper plate*
(i've been getting so many paper cuts recently it's not even funny)

me: *locks julia out of the house*
me: WHATS THE PASSWORD
julia: PLLLZZZ
me: NOPE. wrong password. 

- RANDOM FACT - humans actually glow in the dark, but our eyes aren't strong enough to see it
 - making cookie dough truffles when you have no power and melting the chocolate over a 700 degree woodstove and basically melting yourself from the heat
little sister: *pops head in room* tomorrow is the green daaayyyy (aka st. patrick's day)

- that moment when you are cleaning your ring and almost drop it down the drain *mini heart attack*
me: do you know what day it is?
little sis: nooo. oh wait - I know it! it's spring. Jula told me yesterday was the first day of spring so i knowed it. 

- when you get your baking in the oven at the same moment as the oven finishes preheating 

- when you end up fishing the soda cap from your cup bc when you were putting it back on it flung into your cup #how
brother: how do you get an unbirthday?
me: haven't you ever watched alice in wonderland?
bro: yeah. but where do you get one?
me *laughing*: it's a birthday gift 

me: *goes barefoot on the first warm day* FFFRREEEDOOMM

- that moment when apples to apples names you 'delicious' 
me outside: *sees younger bro looking for the snake* YOU ARE STEPPING ON IT

little sis: what's a refrigerator? *laughs at herself* ohhhh. a 'frigerator

julia: i just inhaled pretzel
me:

P O S T S   I   L I K E D:
writing is hard, and messy, and worth it by imogen - woowww this post basically hurt with it's truth. so beautifully written  <33
why blogging and shadow of light by sophia noelle - basically, sophia blew me away with her awesomeness this month. also, her birthday was this month so hop on over and wish her a (late) happy birthday :D 
growing older + some thoughts on that by katie grace - it was katie's birthday as well and she wrote a super deep and true post about turning a year older. *guides you over to her blog to wish her a (late) happy birthday as well* xD
dear writer, hows your heart and dear writer, whats your testimony by jonathan - these posts hold such truth and questions that every writer faces at some point. wonderfully written *shoos you off to check them out*
to my fellow dreamers by audrey caylin - and omw ouch. audrey wrote a beautiful post about how us blogger people stick together <33


M A R C H   G O A L S:

- start my new novel, or finish plotting it - I've finished plotting it am I'm ready for camp nano. i think xD

- take the carpet out and paint my bedroom floors - this has actually been postponed for next month. so. xD

- keep on track with algebra - weeelll. I'll give myself a half for this one. I've been doing pretty good through the business. xP xD

- read 8 books and work on the 2017 Reading Challenge - GUYS I FAILED THIS. WHAT EVEN. I was like one and a half books short

A P R I L   G O A L S:
- complete camp nano and reach my word goal

- try writing in a new formatting style. i've already got it pictured out how it will hopefully look xD ah a perfectionists problems xP

- stop getting papercuts. seriously. stop.

- learn something new in HTML

- don't die from the busy stuffs (GUYS. OKAY. why am i aiming for 50k and school (like 10477372038 algebra problems to do) and blogging and life. but ah, never fear I won't be taking a blogging break bc nope *nods resolutely*

- finish going thru that 600 page name book - i'm like halfway through and idk anymore lol

- - - - -

well peeps, March was pretty awesome. i'm looking forward to next month cuz (hopefully it'll be warmer) and also starting my new novel*flails* SO MANY IDEAS FOR THIS THING *actually has ideas for sequel too. heh*


something you'd like to accomplish in april??
fav random moment?

camp nanowrimo

"warm weather" = barefeet || preparing for nano + a 600 page name book

Sunday, March 26, 2017

GUUUUYYYYSSS. WARM WEATHER. (okay it was only 60 degrees. stop laughing at me you people with desert-like weather you) when i took these pics it was warm anyways. today it's rain/sleet and like 30ish degrees. *wraps self into burrito* 

basically that warm weather brought me out in barefeet along with several snakes, wasps and mosquitoes. but I still love the warm weather - even those things can't dissuade me. heh. so, I was cleaning and moved my hand over and legit two inches from my hand was this huge black-ish looking wasp. *cue heart attack*

ALSO. GUYS. NANO IS REALLY SOON 

*doesn't even bother to count the days anymore* I've pretty much given up on getting Julia to plot her novel for camp nano. basically me trying to prompt julia to plot:
she'll prob come to me during april and be like: "I SHOULD HAVE PLOTTED" or she'll whiz thru 50k and be like whateves. who knows with Ju anymore. *throws hands up*

I'm relatively plotted. I still have to get some character names - basically, I'm working through another 600 page name book and making a list *headdesk* so. many. names. halp. so my current goal for camp is 50k. but, tbh, I'm such a horrible estimator that we'll just have to see what happens lol. i mean, i estimated my last novel to be 50k and it ended up 105k. *blinks* ohhhkaayy.

also, syncing your phones (clicking play to the same song at the SAME moment) when you don't have the speaker in the car is the coolest
whats your word goal for camp nano?
have you ever tried syncing phones to make a "speaker"??

thoughts

creation vs evolution + my thoughts || 5 billion years?...

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

I was at the library just wandering around and saw this book on Evolution. I was curious. I wanted to see the other perspective. 

it was interesting. So this guy was trying to figure out what he believed - and even then, he was stating some things as a FACT, not just a personal assumption or belief. 

I didn't want to just go on what any one person is saying. So I did some research. (which is a challenge in itself considering how many articles written from biased perspectives there are out there). I just wanted facts. tbh, those are hard to find.

so I googled: How old is the world?

here's what i got:

^^ I have no problem with people stating their options. but when you google something like this and get this answer as a FACT - something is obviously wrong.
wanna know the chances of winning the national Powerball Lottery every day for 365 days in a row?
okay now, this is compared to life starting on it's own. just one thing...instead of just 2,881 zeros (above) imagine the chances as 1 out of 1,201,000 . . . then add 10,837 more zeros.
those are the chances of 18,000 letters of DNA forming together in the correct order and starting life. Not to mention the animo acids needed (and yet, scientists haven't been able to create the correct ones needed to start life. also, if any oxygen is present amino acids cannot be formed and yet, the earth shows that oxygen has been around since the beginning. sooo. how could life have formed?) Not to mention the cell membrane needed. Not to mention the chances of the protein having to be correct. Not to mention that heat is necessary to form proteinoids, but heat destroys proteins. as well as who knows what else we don't even know about. 

basically. i've arrived at the conclusion that...it's impossible. yet, scientists are still saying this. saying it as a fact that the world and everything on it is the result from a supposed chemical explosion.

I dunno about you, but it seems to me that maybe this "missing link" they are searching for isn't some intermediate creature...maybe the missing link is God. The link the world has lost as it's grown further and further from Him. Impossible for random chance? I think so anyways. Impossible for God?
"For with God nothing will be impossible." Luke 1:37
*this info is from online, books and mostly personal rambles. i am in no way picking on anyone, just a couple things i've found on my own journey and research. feel free to agree, or disagree!

if you survived this post, go you! what are your thoughts on the subject?
what are you looking forward to the most this summer?

design

a new blog design || its freezing + summer will you plz hurry up

Saturday, March 18, 2017

notice anything different around here?

SUURRPPRIISSEEE *waves arms around* GUYS LOOK - I changed my design. DUN DUN DUUNNN. but yes. I have had my past design for almost a year (come May) and decided I needed a bit of a change. a bit of a "spring cleaning"

I've actually been keeping this a secret for a while *cough cough* i bought a template offline, put it on my blog, aaannddd then i decided i didn't like it 

after a couple grumbles i set out to change it to my liking. i dug into the html for what seemed like F O R E V E R changing this one font size and then somehow it just...changed itself later?... #hasnoideawhathappened #codingbelike
Julia and I did a mini photo shoot for it and everything (aka it was FREEZING outside) basically, I've updated everything around here 

anyways, I finally got it right and now I love it so much. i've had this ready for a couple days now and i kept opening my private design blog like
even though it's "warmer" now, taking pics in the spring is prob the time I dislike most. like ugh the shadows and harsh light all day and sharp blue sky with no clouds. basically i am sick of winter and cold

LIKE OKAY CAN I TAKE A PICTURE OF SOMETHING OTHER THAN DEAD TREES *headdesk* *wills summer to start soon*

p.s. camp nano is in 13 days halp


waddya think of the new design??
did you get to pinch anyone yesterday?? (bc of st. patricks day)

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how we can encourage + siblings || also i got my monopoly fix

Monday, March 13, 2017

























our power was out for two days last week so I was brainstorming some things to keep my siblings busy with. I ended up getting out a bunch of notebooks and my character name book. soon they were brainstorming ideas and looking for character names. then I introduced them to the word "plot" and soon they were plotting everything #justsocuteokay

but I guess I just forgot what it felt like when I was their age. when I was eight or so I quit writing because I let my older siblings writing skills and the monster of comparison take over bc they were "better than me." I quit writing for basically four years.

FOUR. YEARS.
I guess what I'm saying is, by encouraging our younger siblings in their writing (and other things) it'll make what they are doing feel more important. even if they are young. even if they don't use quotation marks yet. even if their plots are super cliche and their "books" are 5,000 words long. it doesn't matter - younger siblings are constantly looking for recognition. They want to feel included. I know this myself being a younger sib.

my younger bro has been asking me if he can do that "writers thing" I've been doing. (aka camp nano) but I just discovered they don't have a young writers camp nano - why is this not a thing??



so Julia's friend brought over Monopoly (THANKS GIRL) and legit she got this monopoly from the UK and its just the coolest. but anyways, I went to jail like four times and it was just like:
I was in the store today and I guess my cart was in the way of his and this elderly guy goes, "excuse me, love" in the most amazing accent. like, OKAY WHY DOESN'T EVERYONE TALK LIKE THAT


do you have younger siblings?? do they write?
AREN'T ACCENTS AMAZING??

PERSONALITY TYPES - what's yours?? || i'm an INFJ

Wednesday, March 08, 2017























personality types and about them are sometimes crazily on point. like, sometimes scarily true.


I'm an INFJ-A (I legit just took the test five minutes ago and got the same result as before so ohhkayyy)

obv everyone is different (like apparently most INFJ's cry a lot but srsly - i. do. not. cry. like, never. no joke.) but some things are sometimes just so true. (I just love those pinterest things for how a personality type would react like okay - check pinterest out for them they are so hilarious)

okay so here is the free test to see what your personality type is (if you don't already know, that is) take your free personality test here then see if you can relate -


personality types when they get lost/take the wrong way:

never got lost: ESTJ, ISTJ, INTJ, ISTP
goes back to the start: ISFJ, ESFJ, INFJ, INTP
tries to go back but doesn't remember the way: ISFP, INFP
goes ahead because doesn't want to admit being lost: ENTJ, ENFJ, ESFP
goes ahead because going back is too boring: ESTP, ENFP, ENTP

MTBI letters explained:

I | E - how you get your energy
I - you get mental energy from being alone
E - you get mental energy from being with people

N | S - how you take in information
N - you take in information via patterns, impressions and possibilities
S - you take in information via the five senses

F | T - how you make decisions 
F - you make decisions based on how you feel
T - you make decisions based on logic

P | J - your preferred lifestyle
P - you prefer to let things play out by themselves
J - you prefer to have control and plans

*inspiration and info/fun personality things from pinterest

(also googling to see how rare your personality type is is super interesting - google says only 1% of the population are INFJ's and tbh i have met so many INFJ's in the blogger world that i believe we have all flocked into blogger land lol)



what is your personality type?? how "rare" is your type?
random fact about your personality?

PAGE 45 - FIRST SENTENCE || scrapping plots + camp nano nearing

Saturday, March 04, 2017


my sister and I have a random group chat and sometimes weird and cool things get randomly sent. (or it's often used to text each other to come downstairs or a "WHERE ARE YOU" in the store lol) this time, Bree sent this random thing from pinterest that said this — 

choose the book closest to you. turn to page 45. tell us the first five words on the page.


*ahem* also. remember arthur? *note the chat name*



okay so do this and tell me your sentence in the comments, 'kay? yep.



also. guys. i may or may not be freaking out bc like legit - CAMP NANO IS COMING (if you don't know about this epicness check out this link - it's on online camp for writers. dooo itttt) and basically, I'm still in brainstorming mode with my novel. heh. *is totally not freaking*

basically I've scrapped the plot for this novel like...*counts* two times?...or was it three?...




p.s. i really wish the weather would make up its mind already. thunderstorms one day and snowing the next like okay plz stop. oh, and like four lightning strikes hit to-ground in that thunderstorm btw *blinks*

what was your random sentence??
are you participating in april camp nano? are you almost ready?

hello there fellow human. i'm sarah - the introverted extrovert. just a teenage girl who apparently likes to embarrass herself {as you will see here}

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