1,000 Followers Giveaway!

I STILL CAN’T BELIEVE IT, GUYSSSS! 1,000 FOLLOWERS! EXCEPT BECAUSE I TOOK SO LONG TO POST THIS, NOW IT’S 1,190 FOLLOWERS!!! OH MY GOODNESSSSSSSS! Just think… before being featured on WordPress Discover, I had 150 followers. That’s really pretty great! And now…. *GASP* It’s simply amazing.

Thank you all soooooo, so much! You guys are one of my top favorite parts of blogging. ♥ I’ve met Clara, Grace, Hayley, K. A., Misty, Rebekah, Josie and so many more lovely girls through blogging. I love you! ♥

In celebration of this momentous moment in my blog’s life, I’m hosting a giveaway (in case you haven’t noticed). 😀

» The Prize «

 The prize will include two things:
  1. A miniature garden kit to make a garden similar to this one. This includes the following:

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  • 1 glass terrarium globe
  • A mini-bag of soft, green, dried moss
  • A mini-bag of blue glass pebbles
  • 3 clay succulents (made by me)
  • 1 clay mushroom (made by me)
  • 1 shiny, marbled clay stone (made by me)
  • Plus a few other tidbits I might throw in 😉

2. Your choice of one of the following coupons for my Etsy shop:

  • 30% off any item
  • Free shipping on any item

» How to Enter «

  • If you are under 18, please get a parent’s permission before entering this giveaway.
  • I will need your email address and/or your address so I can notify you and give you the prizes. But of course I will NOT share either of those – they’re safe with me. 😉
  • To enter, comment saying you would like to enter (well duh), and include a bible verse, quote, or riddle (or all of the above) that you like.
  • NOTE: This giveaway is only open to my readers living in the United States. I’m so sorry about that, but shipping gets complicated (not to mention expensive) otherwise. 😥

» To Collect Extra Entries… «

  • Take my survey to collect one extra entry – but please take it only if you actually read my blog or it won’t help me much. 😉 (By the way, this is a new survey, so none of you have taken it yet as far as I know.)
  • Share this post on Pinterest or social media to collect one extra entry. (NOTE: You may share this post as many times as you like, but you still will only get one extra entry.)
  • Share any other post from my blog on Pinterest or social media to get one extra entry. Please pick a post you actually like instead of randomly sharing any post. (Again, only the first share will give you an extra entry, but I’m ecstatic if you want to share more! 😀 )

»When Will This Giveaway Close?«

  • This giveaway will close October 28th at 12:00 am, ET. You have only two weeks!
  • On October the 29th I will announce the winner. I’ll also add the bible verse, quote, or riddle they included with their entry, as well as my favorites from the rest of the participants – just to add a little extra fun. 🙂

AAAAHHH THIS IS SO EXCITING! Thank you guys once again for reading my blog. ♥



Let’s Play a Little Game Answers + News

Ahem. This post is scheduled because I am getting my wisdom teeth out on Monday morning! *Sniff* It’s kind of exciting, but… yeah. 😦 I would appreciate prayer for a quick recovery. ♥

Also, I have exciting news that is way happier and not as painful. XD My blog and I are going to be featured on Discover today! (This post was featured before, but this time they’re featuring my whole blog.) I’M SO EXCITED OH MY GOODNESS YAY! Check it out here on the Discover page. It’s not up yet, but it should be sometime today. 🙂

Okay. Now that the news part is done, we can move on to the game answers.

I simply matched up the vegetables with the correct number of flower. (Heh heh, that’s more confusing than simple I guess – just look at the pictures instead. XD )

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And the extra flower is…

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A nasturtium which incidentally can be eaten too. XD

I think garden flowers are neat because some (like the okra flower) look like real flowers, and others (like the lettuce flower and asparagus berries) I was surprised to see at all! You don’t really think of lettuce having a flower (at least I don’t).

And the winner is…










CutePolarBear! You officially get the Green Thumb Award. XD

This was a pretty hard game, but you did a great job guessing, CutePolarBear! 😀

Thus ends your before-school nature lesson. XD


P. S. One last piece of news. We got our entries and ribbons back from the fair! My sister and I were pretty successful this year. 😀 I always love entering things in the fair!

WordCrafters 2!!!

~If you signed up to participate in WordCrafters 2, please read this post!~

GUYS, IT’S FINALLY HERE! I’m just a tiny bit HUGELY excited, as you can tell. 😀 I hope you are too! We need to go over a few little things, and then I’ll give you the character profiles.

For the sake of the other participants who are eagerly awaiting their turn, please try to send in your story within 3-5 days of the last chapter being written. If you’re on vacation or you’re too busy to write, the next person in line can take your place. If you just can’t write your chapter, I can take you off the list completely, but I would appreciate if you tried your best to participate since you signed up in the first place. 🙂

Try to make your chapter less than 1,000 words and end your it with somewhat of a cliffhanger to give the next person a start. Click here to read the whole WordCrafters 1 story for examples.

If you have a blog, send me a link to your chapter. If you don’t have a blog, email me your chapter.

If you need to refresh your memory on the complete rules, click here.

Now, ready for the good stuff? I came up with a starter idea, and Josie wrote this wondermous first chapter! Definitely check it out. I will add her chapter to the “WordCrafters 2” page which is under the “WordCrafters” page. Make sure you know where the page is, because that’s where you can read the story as it grows so you know the background for writing your chapter.

And now for the character profiles! These are the main characters you will be writing about. Guys, I had entirely too much fun creating these. 😀 I hope you like them as much as I do!

Sorry Vivi and Pippin, but I just couldn’t resist putting two pictures of Esme on because they were so pretty. 🙂

Esme (Esmeralda) Kokani:

There are so many Esme pictures! Ahh this is perfect! She is so beautiful... I LOVE this!:




Esme is a gentle soul. She is very timid around strangers, but loves being with her friends. She is kind, tender, and affectionate, but also a bit vain and fragile – she’s afraid of getting her hands dirty or her dress torn. Although she is easily frightened and often cries about small things, in true trials she is amazingly strong. Esme loves animals, especially baby animals. She can’t stand to see anyone be in pain, but she’s squeamish at the sight of injuries. She is a brilliant artist with a vivid imagination. She always carries a small bear in her pocket to comfort her, but she is too embarrassed to tell her friends about it.

Esme is small and slender, with long, straight black hair; dark brown eyes; and creamy skin. She is eleven years old. 

Vivi (Vivian) Brown:

Vivi at last! My favorite picture of her.:


Vivi is always on the go. “Vivacious” is the perfect adjective for her – she seems to have an endless supply of energy. She stands up for her friends if they are bullied or looked down upon. Vivi is athletic, outgoing, and very smart, but sometimes her strong nature gets the better of her and she becomes bossy and overbearing. Vivi also has a short temper; she never cries, but easily gets angry. She is very strong, both mentally and physically. Vivi shares Esme’s love of animals, but she prefers the big, noble animals like elk, bears, wolves, and eagles. She is a very good nurse.

Vivi is short and wiry, with shoulder-length, wavy blond hair; gray-blue eyes; and tanned skin. She is thirteen years old.

Pippin Merlin:

Character Inspiration: Pippin?:

{via} I couldn’t find a very good picture of Pippin, but this is sort of him. Just imagine that his hair is curlier and he has a huge grin.

Pippin is always ready with a grin and a laugh. He often plays pranks on his friends, but he is tender-hearted and quick to comfort his victims. Pippin is easy-going, funny, and loyal, but he sometimes unintentionally hurts people with his frank comments, and is always accidentally getting himself and others into trouble with his lighthearted pranks. He is prone to spouting off terrible puns. He hates being called “Pippi.” Pippin is always prepared – he adores wearing clothes with lots of pockets which he stuffs with a conglomeration of useful and not-so-useful objects. Pippin is an optimist with an eager sense of humor that lightens every situation.

Pippin is tall and lanky, with curly red hair; twinkling hazel eyes; and freckled skin. He is sixteen years old.

Which character is your favorite? Mine might be Esme, but I love them all (since I’m their creator XD ).

*Drum roll* It’s time for the list! (I’ll also add this list to the WordCrafters 2 page.) This is the order in which you’ll write your chapters. Aria, it’s your turn to write a chapter now!

1. Josie

2. Aria

3. Grace 

4. K.A. 

5. CutePolarBear

6. Zielle

7. Nicole

8. Clara

9. Loren

10. Anika

11. Hayley

12. Katie T. (thewritingpegasus)

13. Daisymermaid

14. C.

15. Thegirlofmanyfictionalnames

16. Lily

17. Megan 

18. Lainey

19. Chaespeedreader

20. Bella (Book Sweet)

21. Suzy 

22. Danielle

23. Misty 

24. Rebekah 

25. Bella (Many Marigolds)

27. Maddy (K. A.’s sister)

26. Allison

If you have any questions at all, please drop me a comment!