Monday, June 22, 2015

3 Tags

Hello:)
Thank you to Autumn over at Autumn's Readings and Writings for nominating me for the Infinity Dreams Award! Definitely go check out her blog! Its awesome:)


Rules:
Thank and link to the blogger who tagged you
Answer the 11 questions 
Nominate 11 bloggers and ask them 11 questions

Autumn's Questions:

1. If you could trade lives with one person for an entire day who would it be and why?
Thats hard! I think it would be interesting to trade lives with a nun for a day, maybe. I'm not Catholic but I have always thought that nuns were interesting.

2. How did you meet your best friend?
I have two very close best friends. One of them I meet at a park when I was 5. We were so much alike! We are going on our 10th "friend-aversary" this summer! My other very best friend and I meet each over each others blogs. We have known each other for only a year but its as if we have known each other for 10 years because we are so close and have grown so much together!

3. What is your favorite physical attribute about yourself?
My hair I suppose. I have always wanted red hair, but blond is nice as well.

4. What is the most embarrassing thing that has happened to you?
Oh man! Well, you see. I was at church and I was getting some coffee at our fellowship/ snack table and this guy behind me said, "so how are you doing?" My back was turned and I out of the corner of my eye he was turned towards me. I thought that he was talking to me and I said "I'm good, how about you?" He wasn't talking to me after all and him and the old lady that he was talking to (that I didn't see)  started laughing! It was quite funny, but an honest mistake! Ok, please don't tease me! :)

5. Do you believe it is vital to everyday life to know what is happening in the world around you?
Yes, I think so. It is important to know how the world is changing and what is happening around us.

6. Which is better-a novel or a movie?
It depends on my mood. Some days I feel like reading a fat novel with a cup of Orange Spice tea in my hand, and other days I just want to watch a good movie. Speaking of movies. Has anyone seen Jurassic World yet? I really want to go watch it with my brother. It looks pretty creepy!

7. Are you spiritual or religious in any way? If so, how?
Yes, I am a Christian and I believe in the Lord Jesus Christ who came and died for me on the cross and now if I believe and trust in him I will go to Heaven some day.

8. How would you describe yourself in three words?
Full of dreams.

9. Do you know your heritage?
Like inheritance? Not really...

10. On the first day of ruling the world what would you do?
I would make sure everyone has read The Book Thief and I would give out free ice-cream!
Really stupid answer, I know, this is what I would do in a fairytale world!

11. Jeans or jeggings? 
Jeans. Period.

My questions for y'all:
1. If you could ask your future self one question, what would it be?
2. What is  your middle name?
3. What shoe size are you?
4. What would your hero name be?
5. Do you like Nutella on toast?
6. What is your favorite foreign accent?
7. Describe this scene in  3-8 words:
8. Have you ever taken a train?
9. If you had to sing a solo for a concert, which song would you choose to sing?
10. How do you do your hair on a busy morning?
11. If you could automatically obtain a skill which skill would it be?

I nominate: 

The second award I received was from Christine over at Everything Is Blogsome! Please go check out her amazing blog! <3

Rules:
Nominate 15-20 blogs and notify all nominees via their blogs
Thank and post the link of the blog that nominated you
Share 5 facts about yourself with your readers

1. I love sweatshirts! I'm always wearing one!
2. I want to travel to Wales someday.
3. I had a thing about boys choirs.
4. My favorite nut is the cashew.
5. I play the piano, and I want to learn the organ and the dulcimer.
If you want more facts about me, check out this post: 

I Nominate:


And the third tag was awarded to me by Alicia from Sweet and Salty! Thank you so much, Alicia! Please go check out her blog as well! Its amazing! <3


Rules:
Thank the blogger who nominated you linking back to their blog
Put the award button on your blog
Answer the ten questions
Make up 10 new questions for your nominees
Nominate 10 bloggers

1. Do you prefer dresses/skirts or pants?
I like all three! I mostly wear pants, but on special occasions, like meeting up with friends at a park or something I'll wear a skirt.

2. Favorite Disney movie growing up?
I didn't really watch Disney while I was growing up besides Winne the Pooh:) But lately I have grown to love Tangled:)

3. Name one character from a book you wish were your friend?
Liesele from the Book Thief or Prince Caspian from Prince Caspian.

4. If you could have any animal in the world for a pet what would you pick?
Probably a song bird or a brown stallion.

5. If you could learn a new language in a month, what language would you choose?
I would choose to learn welsh. Its such a pretty language:)

6.  Who is your favorite author?
I don't really have only one favorite author. The author that I have read the most books by would be Janette Oke. 

7. Is there something you collect?
I collect old books. I love hunting antique shops and finding books:)

8. If you had just one wish would would it be?
I wish I could be the lead in a play.

9. If you had a million dollars what would you do with it?
I would pay my way to college and get a music degree and become a choir director and start a boys choir for young boys, and me and my choir would travel all over the world singing in different places like Mozarts church in Europe!

10. How do you feel about thunderstorms?
I personally love them! Its so fun to watch the lightning in the sky.

My questions:
1. Do you like dramatized audio books?
2. What is your favorite quote?
3. What are some of your favorite books?
4. Make up a poem about this picture
5. What was your favorite childhood tv show?
6. What are three of your pet peeves?
7. Do you have a bad habit?
8. What is your favorite pastime?
9. Do you prefer kittens or puppies?
10. What is your favorite candy?

I Nominate:
Anyone who wants to do this tag! 

I'm so excited to see your answers!
-Clara



Friday, June 19, 2015

Girls, Listen Up!

Hey girls,
I got this great newspaper article in the mail from my wonderful grandma the other day. It was entitled 'Your beautiful is beautiful.'
The article was about this photographer that put on a "no makeup allowed" photo shoot with some high school girls. No editing was involved in the photos. The girls really liked their photos, but some were afraid to put them on the internet or show anyone the pictures. The photographer encouraged the girls to show others and they did eventually. The girls got really great responses and were very encouraged that they looked beautiful even without make-up on! The girls were inspired to make a video to encourage others that they are beautiful just the way they are. Here is the video. Please watch it. It was so encouraging to me and it will be to you as well.


Wow! Wasn't that amazing!? I have struggled with being myself around other girls my age. Its always hard when you have to be around those girls who seem 'perfect' and treat everyone like they aren't. They dress really cute, their make up is just perfect, and their hair does whatever they want it to do. Its hard for me to accept that I have my own clothing and hair style and I may be bigger and taller that everyone else. I don't have to follow the crowd, because I am me and I am beautiful. No matter how I wear my hair or what style of clothes I put on, I am beautiful just the way I am. And so are you! Girls, listen up you are beautiful!  Write in your mirror or put sticky notes by your bed or on your desk that say good this about yourself. I'm going to try to accept myself for who I am and not for someone who I am not. Are you up for the challenge?


I am self-confident
What are you? 
Say something good about yourself
I am....(Fill in the blank) in the comments

-Clara

Sunday, June 14, 2015

You


You are the books you read, the films you watch, the music you listen to, the people you meet, the dreams you have, the conversations you engage in. You are what you take from these. You are the sound of the ocean, the breath of fresh air, the brightest light and the darkest corner. You are a collective of every experience you have had in your life. So drown yourself in a sea of knowledge and existence. Let the words run through your veins and let the colors fill your mind.
-Unknown-

-Clara

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Questions

An orphan....
A Train.....
A Suitcase.....
The Unknown.....

Who am I? Where am I going? Will anybody just tell me?! These questions entered and exited the girls mind alternately. Her stomach was churning, hands shaking, mind thumping, and fear seeping into her very soul. Her eyes were fixed on the floor of yellow, dirt stained carpet in the train. She tried to keep calm. She wanted to scream inside. She stomped her foot on her old suitcase with its hinges almost rotten from age, in anger. Strangers across the isle starred for a moment at the angered girl. She scowled back. They knew nothing. They did not understand. 
 She had known nothing but the orphanage and now she was being sent away. No one would tell her where they were sending her or why. No one cared.
The train began to move. The wheels clacking as the engine attined speed. She was heading into the unknown, where she knew no one at all and no one knew her.

-Clara



Sunday, June 7, 2015

30 Things You Don't Know About Me


1. I love raw okra
2. I start getting drowsy when people play with my hair
3. I have always wanted a twin
4. When I was a little kid I would change my name every week at sunday school.
The teachers were always guessing:)
5. I hate eating raw carrots....did you know that your finger is as dense as a carrot?
You could bit through a human finger when as much strength it takes to bite a carrot...
That's just gross in my opinion.....
6. I love acting, but I'm really bad at it:)
7. I destroyed a home sewn quilt when I was 6
8. I wanted to be a politician when I was younger
9. I love black licorice. Most people find that strange...
10. I hate sweet pickles
11. I have ate a fried frog leg
12. I choked on a oyster :p
13. I have played piano for 7 years
14. Public speaking is hard for me to do
15. My favorite flavor of jelly bean is popcorn
16. I broke a trampoline once
17. I love British and Australian accents'
18. I have always wanted a weirdly painted mailbox
19. Someday I want to have a paint fight with my friends
20. I have not yet found a "Share A Coke" with my name on it
21. I don't like hunting
22. I love the crushed jalapeƱo sauce at Taco Johns
23. I have a really weird sense of humor
24. I'm really bad at wrapping presents
25. When I start laughing...there is no stopping me
26. I sleep with 5 comforters and a sleeping bag
27. Still say yes sometimes to getting suckers at the bank when the teller asks me if I want one:)
28. I think weird thoughts like I have never seen my face in person....just reflections and pictures....
29. At movie theaters I usually eat all the popcorn while watching the previews
30. I have always wanted red hair

What are some facts about you?
-Clara