Don't Just "Forget"

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I'm just going to say it, I'm not the type of person who's always happy through everything, even when people are mean to me and everything. I'm the type of person who bursts out crying and sinks to the floor, rocking back and forth, hoping that, somehow, I can get out of this pain. That if I can just forget it, all my problems will be solved. Then I don't have to think about it, and everything will seem normal, so, in a way, it will be normal.

That's the biggest lie. Like ever.

Even if you just "forget" about the pain, it's still there. You'll think you're alright, you'll go through the motions of life, you'll feel happy, think you feel joy, and you do, but then something happens; and suddenly, suddenly, it's all there, pouring down on you like a pounding rain. And you don't even understand it, but it's all there: all those feelings, all those fears, everything that you tried to push back, and for a moment, you're crying almost about nothing, but crying about everything.

I know this, because I've gone through it. My first reaction to something that hurts, something that I just want to ignore, is to try and just through it fast; just forgive them or whatever it is, just get on with it, just so that I can forget that pain, that hurt, that sadness, that longing. I just want to forget it, I just want it to go away. But then whenever it comes back up again, I turn into a crying wreck that doesn't even make any sense to me.

That's when that moment comes. When I realize what it really all boils down to. It's so hard to believe that one little thing, one thing that means so much to me, can make me feel so insecure about so other things, and makes me so sensitive to any correction or anything.

I finally got it all out. The thing that I didn't even realize was bothering me. I finally got words to it. I finally got it out of me. I finally realized what it was that made me so sensitive to certain things that most people would just say "OK, sure" or just wave it off; I finally found out why all of these things bothered me. It just hit me, and I could finally get it out.

I just want to say that if you do that, like me, if you just want to get things over with and forget, don't. I know it's painful, I know you just want to get over it, but you'll save yourself so much more pain and hurt and sorrow and can possibly save future relationships. Be open about your feelings, even if they might not be the best. Tell your friends and family what you're feeling and why you're feeling it, and try to work through it with them. And remember that God is always there for you, whatever happens. He's never going to leave you or forsake you. He loves you.

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” ~Deuteronomy 31:6

Be a hero,
Anna

*IMPORTANT* PLEASE READ >>

OK, so, Kayla has decided not to take the Let's Go Somewhere theme, so you know what this means? It's still open! If you're still interested in winning this theme, comment on this post, and I will draw your name! I will wait until the end of today. I will tell whoever won tomorrow. (If nobody has commented because of unknown reasons, I will wait until somebody does.)

Can't wait!

Be a hero,
Anna

150 Followers Blog Design Giveaway Winners

So, guess what I just spent the last ten minutes or so doing? You got it. Writing out everybody's names on little slips of paper and drawing them out of a glass bowl. =P Well, we've got four lovely winners! I'm excited to tell you guys who won! And for everyone who didn't? Thanks so much for entering! (if you wanted one of my designs, I would be more then happy [ecstatic, in fact] to make a design for you, just email me at andriaandalexdragorn@gmail.com and we can get started)

However, we do have four winners still, and I'm very excited to tell them to you.

(as I said earlier)

And who are these four?

The winner of the Let's Go Somewhere Theme by me is...

...Kayla!

The winner of Britt's design is...

...Lindsay!

The winner of the Pixie Bells Theme by me is...

...Heidi! (ahh! I can't find your URL! So sorry. You know who you are. :))

And, finally, the winner of Gradient Grays is...


(note: I know some of you didn't get your first one, which might be kind of confusing. If you would rather have a different blog design, if you won one, I can redraw that blog design and give you another free one)

Congrats, everyone! :)

If you won one of my themes, you can invite me to your blog via email. My email is andriaandalexdragorn@gmail.com. Then I will accept, you turn me to admin, and I can install your blog design. :)

If you won Rose's design, go talk to Rose over at her blog, Truly. Madly. Deeply.

If you won Britt's design, go talk to Britt over at her blog, Daughter of the King.

God bless!

Be a hero,
Anna

Narnia + Music



I haven't watched The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian in more then a year. I only watched it once--and that was on YouTube. (you can imagine how hard it was anyway, what with all of the dark scenes and not always having it in the best quality... not to mention that I missed parts of it. Like them leaving...?!) So you can imagine how excited I was when I went to the library and saw that they had Prince Caspian and The Voyage of the Dawntreader!!

Me: *jumps up and down and starts squealing*

Of course I immediately grabbed both. Last night I got to watch Prince Caspian, and I'm planning on watching the Voyage of the Dawntreader today. *feeling excited*

Oh my gosh, though. Peter was being such a big jerk!!! Sorry if you love Peter, but I wanted to punch his nose off! UGH. I can't even think about it. I'm going to get too mad. =P lol One of my favorite parts was when Edmund put his dislocated arm back in. haha oh wow, that was so funny. :D (sorry if I sound horrible... he was just being such a big jerk and all)

It was kind of funny, because I was watching it with my parents, and my mom, who studied some French when she was in high school, was like, "Man, Caspian sounds French." I kind of gave her a look like, "He's from like this other country. He's not French." Though thinking of him as French kind of made him sound more French and... yeah... (by the way, has anybody else noticed that really awkward moment when they've just met Caspian and Edmund and Susan come over the rise?? That was just... wow... awkward... Susan, I feel your pain...)

Susan... I've always told myself not to like her because in the end, I know she stopped believing about Narnia and thus doesn't get to come with the others back. That has always just made me so sad. But in Prince Caspian, it made me realize, especially in that one scene where Lucy and Susan are talking while the others are asleep, just how much like a real person she seems. As for her kissing Caspian... *cough cough puke puke*

Which gets us to Edmund. Oh my word. He's so nice. Come on. Admit it. Since he's learned not to be a jerk after his confrontation with the White Witch, he's just been cool. Like the kind of big brother awesome cool dude that you want. (he actually reminds me of a kid I know. Kind of. Like just how he looks and sometimes moves. It's weird. =P) He got a lot of my favorite lines in the second film, too. And when he's the only one who believes Lucy that she saw Aslan? *sob sob sniff sniff* I think I'm going to cry. That was just epic. High five, Ed.

And finally. Lucy. My favorite character ever. I've always loved Lucy. Her relationship with Aslan sometimes reminds me of me and God. I always just want to run into God's arms, just like Lucy always runs to Aslan. I love that. That's so great. She always hopes. She's so loyal. So kind. So scared, and yet so brave. She reminds me of myself in so many ways. Lucy is so amazing. <3 I will always love her character. <3 And I think Georgie Henley does an amazing job portraying her in the movies. <3

Yeah, well, sorry about my rather long talk about Narnia and everything. :) I just love it so much; it's such an amazing world. I love the books and the movies, which is pretty rare in today's world, if you ask me. Who's your favorite character? What's your favorite of the three movies and your least favorite? Who's your favorite Pevensie kid? Who's your favorite actor? Which actor do you think does the best job? My favorite movie, by the way, is the first, then the third, and then the second. ;)

And now onto my next announcement.

Well, I don't know if you get these, but do any of you guys get those frosted mini wheats with the Monsters University advertisements on the back? Well, my mom and I decided to get some music downloads, so guess what? I got to pick! As you can imagine, I was very much excited about this... (I mean, come on... music+from my favorite Disney movies=awesome writing music) And so what did I pick?

The first one is like my favorite listening-and-writing-song... EVAH. It's the main theme of The Pirates of the Caribbean. (actually, it was a form of it, we couldn't find the official theme) I've been wanting to get this song for like forever, and now we finally have! I was so excited. This song is just so... so... so epic and amazing! If you haven't heard it, just type up Pirates of the Caribbean Main Theme on YouTube. Then you will know this awesomeness. <3

And what was the other one?

Well, there's this one song off the Narnia Soundtrack called "Only the Beginning of the Adventure." (don't know that one? Don't sweat. Just look it up on YouTube. If you've watched Narnia, I'm almost positive that you'll recognize it.) It's soooooo pretty and beautiful. I love it so much. <3 I love both of them so much. =D

I'm listening to them right now on replay. Oh, the joys of music...

Well, I'll talk to you later. God bless.

Be a hero,
Anna

P.S. It's your last day to enter the giveaway! Go quick and enter!

Top Blog

I'm going to be a judge for Claire's Top Blog Contest! How exciting! lol =D

So now you can start nominating all of your favorite blogs! Just click here and start voting! (I have already nominated quite a lot. lol ;D)

Hope you guys enter my giveaway! I'm so excited! :)

Be a hero,
Anna

150 Followers Blog Design Giveaway

Welcome to Hero's 150 Followers Blog Design Giveaway!

Well, I finally got around to getting all of the designs in order, and now we're ready to go! I got two awesome designs from some very awesome designers who happen to be really amazing friends of mine.

Rose

Rose is offering a blog design called Gradient Grays. Click the link to check it out!


Brittney Ann "Britt"

Britt's offering a header and button!



(top: header; bottom: button. DO NOT PULL THESE OFF.)

I, too, am offering two designs:


Click the links to check them out!

And the best part? You could win one of these! How amazing is that?!
(note: Rose's and my designs might need your email. We will not use it for anything bad.)

So, how do you get to win one of these?

Here's the scoop: to make sure that all designs are taken by the end of the giveaway, you place what you like in what order you would want them. Example:

1. Gradient Grays.
2. Britt's design.
3. Pixie Bells Theme.
4. Let's Go Somewhere Theme.

So, if this was real, your #1 would be Rose's, your #2 would be Britt's, and your #3 and #4 would be mine. See how easy this is? Just copy the outline and fill it out with your own answers.

rules
1. You must be a follower of this blog, Hero.
2. You must follow the outline.
3. You cannot enter more then once.
4. You must comment on THIS post with your outline.
5. If you don't win, please be kind to those who have.
6. If you don't follow the rules, you will not be included in this giveaway.
7. This giveaway ends Friday, August 30th, 2013.
8.Have fun! :)

Can't wait! :) Have fun! :) And if you have any questions, just ask... >>

Be a hero,
Anna :)

Take a Hike!

No, I didn't get mad at somebody and yelled, "TAKE A HIKE!" No, nobody got mad and said that to me. Actually, I went and took a hike... (read previous post. This hike was my adventure.)








We started out in a cute little park area. The lighting was just beautiful on the green trees. Of course when I saw that Mom had brought the camera I took it and got a few pics... though they can hardly show just how beautiful it was when I saw it. #wishingeyescouldtakepictures


As you can see, there was an awesome bridge with a little waterfall. AWESOME. We had some fun taking pics on this bridge. (well, I was the one taking the pictures. They were the ones posing. =P) I love the sounds of a waterfall...



Ah, yes. The Stone Bridge. Actually, I have no idea what the name of it is. I just decided to name it that like, um, right now. Mostly because it was an awesome huge stone bridge that I had lots of fun taking pictures of. (yes, I did spare you several more pictures of this. See, you should be happy! :)) For some reason it reminds me of like Narnia or something. Strange...


The steps up the hill. Thankfully not as much a muscle killer as I thought. #finallyagoodthingaboutrunning Dad was a real trooper. Even though he has cancer, he was just moving along...


I turned backwards and took a picture of the steps. What? =P


Picture of the kind of view from the top of the trail. Soon comes the part we have to go down the hill...


A rock. How lovely. Well, come on. We had some pictures on top of it. So of course I was going to take a picture of just itself. :)







This is all part of a huge rock outcropping with that was hollow inside. The above two pictures are inside, and the first one in this series of pictures shows the way in... The other ones are of the outside of the rock. Now that was fun to climb into. The rock inside was all smooth, and I was told that was because of all the people who'd been in there. This is me--"You mean that it's smooth because of hand grime?!" Yeah, great job, Anna...


And, finally, the wooden stairs that led us to the bottom of the trail again. Ah. What a very nice mental hike following my one yesterday. lol =D

Well, I hope you enjoyed following--err, going in front of me??--on my hike from yesterday. Do you like hiking? What's your favorite part? Do you like more challenging trails or do you like the easy ones? Do you like taking trails in the country or trails in the city, say, like, at a park or something?

Ta ta for now...

Be a hero,
Anna

P.S. Last night I had a really strange dream. I dreamed that I had another blog that had like 1000 followers. It was very strange...

let's go on an adventure \\ short


i'm going on an adventure. not sure when i'll be back. most likely some lovely water and lots of hiking involved. my lazy saturday turned into the busy saturday that i thought i wouldn't have. but that's ok. it'll be fun. sometimes the unexpected things are fun.

so take your friend's hand.
let's fly.
let's glide
let's go on an adventure.

this post is kind of a strange mix of inspirational/confusing/short/explanation post. sorry if that's kind of confusing. i have other things on my mind... and lowercase? that's because it's fun. :)

grab your friend's hand \\ let's go on an adventure

be a hero,
anna

p.s. what're you doing today? what do you usually do on saturdays?

Elegant Blogger Award and Interviews

So I guess I'll post the interviews really quickly here... :)

If you took the interview, you can drag this off. I don't care if you do or don't. Your choice. :)

Two interviews by Lydia Mellon (I really enjoyed this interview, by the way, Lydia! Unfortunately, I don't have the links to your blogs, so if you could give me those, that'd be great...):

1. What is your favorite type of story? (fantasy, mystery, etc.)
fantasy mysteries...

2. What is your favorite season?
Summer! I love to swim <3

3. What is/was your favorite subject in school?
History! I love learning about all the wars. 
4. What do you want to be when you grow up/or already are?
I would really like to be an author...and I think maybe a substitute teacher.

5. If you could have a pet--any kind, even magical, mythical, not real...--what would you have?
A pony! Or a dog.
6. What do you think I look like? (hair color, eye color, etc.)
brown hair, brown eyes, 

7. What is your favorite eye/hair combination?
I love brown and yellow. 

8. What's your favorite type of blog? (a story blog, random blog, etc.)
A story blog. 

9. What is your favorite color?
light blue, violet,

10. What are some of your favorite foods?
I love popcorn, spaghetti, calamari,(squid)

11. What's your favorite thing about blogging?
I love blogging because, #1, I get to make a lot of online friends #2 because I love to post my stories there.

12. If you could change your name, what would you change it to?
Skylar! 

13. If you could live anywhere in the world--or magical worlds--where would you live?
PONYVILLE! 

14. What is your favorite blog?
I like all the blogs I follow! 

Or you can take this one (and if you've taken the one above, you can take this one, too):

1. First off, please introduce yourself.
I'm 9, my name is Lydia, I love writing stories, horses, reading, MLPFIM, and american girl dolls.
2. And what blogs do you have?
I have Mommy and Me, American Girls and Books, and Story Central. 

3. Awesome! What are your blogs about?
American Girls and books is about american girl dolls, Story Central basically ramblings and abviously my stories, and Mommy and Me is a blog especially for my family, (though anyone can read it.)

4. Sweet. How did you get introduced to blogging?
I stumbled upon a really great blog called American Girl Fan.com. Then, I started a private blog a few years later. I finally made them public. 

5. Please tell us a little bit about yourself.
I live in a housing community, (a really woodsy one)I love to ride bikes, I have 3 blogs, I have 8 american girl dolls, 

6. What are some things about yourself that we probably don't know?
I LOVE stuffies! Most people would hae given away most of there stuffed animals by now. 

7. What do you think of yourself as? (example: I consider myself artistic)
I consider myself...creative

8. What's your religion view?
God sent his only son Jesus Christ to save us from our sins, and we will have eternal life if we believe. 

9. Why do you believe that? What are your thoughts on that?
Everything in the bible is right. It's such a wonderful story.

10. What would you say the goal of your blogging journey is? (example: recording your life, making people smile, etc.)
Sharing my stories. Maybe a publisher will one day stumble upon my story and say..."Now that's something I'd like to publish!" xD 

11. How do you deal with the fact that you can design your blog? (example: I design my own, I use free designs, etc.)
I hired a free website designer. (She's my friend) It's called Dazzle Design Studios. 

12. Do you think that you will continue to blog the rest of your life?
YES! 

13. What are you looking for when you visit a new blog? (example: that the author is a Christian, etc.)
Stories, Christian Author, good writing and capitalization. 

14. Do you think of yourself when you think of your person on blogger, or do you kind of think of that new name (etc.) that you use on blogger as kind of different?
i'm less shy, I am funnier...

15. And again, what's your name? ;) Thanks for taking this interview! :)\
My name is Lydia. 


Then two interviews from Abrielle Lindsay:

1. First off, please introduce yourself.
Hi! I'm Abrielle Lindsay and i'm 12 years old.

2. And what blogs do you have?
http://indonesiaaroundme.blogspot.com/, http://thegirltipsblog.blogspot.com/, http://foodindonesianstyle.blogspot.com/, http://thebooksbooksbookblog.blogspot.com/


3. Awesome! What are your blogs about?
My 1st one is about my life in Indonesia. The second is has lots of tips, 3rd is a food blog, and lastly I have a book blog

4. Sweet. How did you get introduced to blogging?
My mom, she blogs

5. Please tell us a little bit about yourself.
I love reading and writing, I'm hoping to become an author {soon}!

6. What are some things about yourself that we probably don't know?
Hmmmm, my favorite color is aquamarine! (a bit lighter than turquoise) 

7. What do you think of yourself as? (example: I consider myself artistic)
a reader

8. What's your religion view?
I believe Christ died for me, and that we have a choice to choose forgiveness

9. Why do you believe that? What are your thoughts on that?
Because that's what the Bible says! And I choose Him

10. What would you say the goal of your blogging journey is? (example: recording your life, making people smile, etc.)
So people would know about my crazy life, tips for girls that can't watch youtube videos, RECIPES!!!, and really good books I've read. :P

11. How do you deal with the fact that you can design your blog? (example: I design my own, I use free designs, etc.)
I use Natalie's (http://proverbs31girldesigns.blogspot.com/) design blog! {theyre free!)

12. Do you think that you will continue to blog the rest of your life?
YES!!!!

13. What are you looking for when you visit a new blog? (example: that the author is a Christian, etc.)
If the girl is a Christian

14. Do you think of yourself when you think of your person on blogger, or do you kind of think of that new name (etc.) that you use on blogger as kind of different?
I feel as if my posts are a little bit jumpier than the real me

15. And again, what's your name? ;) Thanks for taking this interview! :)
My name is Abrielle Lindsay. Youre welcome! It was fun!!



The other one...

1. What is your favorite type of story? (fantasy, mystery, etc.)
hmmmmmmm, a little of all??

2. What is your favorite season?
Summer, it's all i have

3. What is/was your favorite subject in school?
Geography and LA

4. What do you want to be when you grow up/or already are?
A teacher

5. If you could have a pet--any kind, even magical, mythical, not real...--what would you have?
This is simple - a Newfoundland

6. What do you think I look like? (hair color, eye color, etc.)
I think u have brown hair and blue eyes

7. What is your favorite eye/hair combination?
red hair and blue eyes

8. What's your favorite type of blog? (a story blog, random blog, etc.)
A Christian blog

9. What is your favorite color?
Aquamarine

10. What are some of your favorite foods?
Burritos, pizza, nasi goreng

11. What's your favorite thing about blogging?
letting people know what my life is about

12. If you could change your name, what would you change it to?
hmmmm, Lydia Grace

13. If you could live anywhere in the world--or magical worlds--where would you live?
Narnia

14. What is your favorite blog?
Go Teen Writers (http://goteenwriters.blogspot.com/), A Proverbs 31 Girl (http://uniquelynatalieforever.blogspot.com/), and A Girl After God's Own Heart (http://a-girl-after-gods-heart.blogspot.com/)



And two from Bekah Joan:

1. What is your favorite type of story? (fantasy, mystery, etc.) Either action-adventure or fantasy. Both put together is best.

2. What is your favorite season? If it's summer, fall. If it's fall, summer. If it's winter, summer. If it's spring, summer. So summer I guess (except for right now. :p)

3. What is/was your favorite subject in school? English. Or Art, if you can count that. ;) I love art so, so much. It adds beauty to the world in so many different forms.

4. What do you want to be when you grow up/or already are? A Christian and a writer. I might be starving and on the streets, but if I have my God and my characters, I'll be happy.

5. If you could have a pet--any kind, even magical, mythical, not real...--what would you have? A dragon. Absolutely a dragon. Or a unicorn. But probably a dragon, because they can flyyyyyyyyyyyyy!

6. What do you think I look like? (hair color, eye color, etc.) Hmm. I've always imagined you as a lovely girl with light brownish hair and green eyes. You're a bit on the shorter side, with a few freckles sprayed across your cheeks and nose. It’s almost like an artist found the perfect shade of paint for those freckles, dipped his brush in the paint, and then flicked right at you. You always tilt your head back when you laugh. I dunno. :p

7. What is your favorite eye/hair combination? Ginger with brown eyes. Ohhhhh my goodness, yes. (I seriously want to marry a redhead just so I can have kids with red hair. I am that obsessed.)

8. What's your favorite type of blog? (a story blog, random blog, etc.) Hmm. Story blogs are nice because I love to read, but I don't always have enough time to go through everything there. Food blogs are great because, well, FOOD! But if I follow too many of those I'll get fat. :p Blogs about the lovely things in life are probably my favorite, especially when there are lots of pictures.

9. What is your favorite color? Blue. I decided that one day as I was strolling out of Wal-Mart with my mom. It was in the evening. I glanced up at the sky and then did a double-take. It was perfect. Near the horizon, it started out as a light blue. As my eyes followed the sky upward, the blue deepened until it was almost black at the top. The few stars shining throughout the sky gave it a dazzling effect. So I fell in love with blue.

10. What are some of your favorite foods? Hmm. Milk, even though I'm lactose intolerant. :p I love most fruit, a few veggies, along with corn, mashed potatoes, caramel popcorn, spaghetti, and macaroni and cheese.

11. What's your favorite thing about blogging? The people I meet online. I think it's so cool how we can be connected with each other. We can follow along with other people's lives, even though we've never met them. It's fascinating.

12. If you could change your name, what would you change it to? Oh. Well. That’s a terribly hard decision to make. Names are so cool. I suppose, though, I’d go with either Xenia or Amber. Probably Xenia.

13. If you could live anywhere in the world--or magical worlds--where would you live? In the world: I think Europe would be nice. London, England, probably. Magical worlds: probably the one in my head and in numerous Microsoft Word documents of mine. It’s called Abif, and it’s awesome.

14. What is your favorite blog? Hmm. Well, yours is pretty awesome. :p I really like Hannah Nicole’s blog. (http://blog.imhannahnicole.com/) 


Or you can take this one (and if you've taken the one above, you can take this one, too):

1. First off, please introduce yourself. I’m Bekah Joan. :)

2. And what blogs do you have? Found and Cherished (http://foundandcherished.blogspot.com/)

3. Awesome! What are your blogs about? Found and Cherished is about my adventures, however big or small, throughout life. I talk about my struggles through my faith, I’ll occasionally have the guts to post some of my writing, and I absolutely love posting pictures I’ve taken.

4. Sweet. How did you get introduced to blogging? A friend, Miss Josie. (http://inthetreesandshade.tumblr.com/)

5. Please tell us a little bit about yourself. I’m a sixteen-year-old girl who loves writing, photography, and art in general. But above all that, I am a subject of King Jesus and will serve Him willingly with all my heart.

6. What are some things about yourself that we probably don't know? Hmmm...I don’t like cats. I have two sisters, but no brothers. I’m the middle child. I danced when I was younger. Now? I can barely get my arabesque above 90 degrees. (For those of you who don’t know, that’s not good.)

7. What do you think of yourself as? (example: I consider myself artistic) Well, not to brag, but I *do* consider myself artistic. I may not be able to express my ideas very well, but in my head there are some beautiful things.

8. What's your religion view? I’m Christian, and I love it!

9. Why do you believe that? What are your thoughts on that? It’s the only thing that makes sense. There’s so much evidence and proof it’s overwhelming. God has worked in my life in so many ways it’s impossible for me to deny Him and be in the right.

10. What would you say the goal of your blogging journey is? (example: recording your life, making people smile, etc.) Along with recording my life, I also look at it as a way to make new friends and minister to people who aren’t Christians.

11. How do you deal with the fact that you can design your blog? (example: I design my own, I use free designs, etc.) I use the free ones.

12. Do you think that you will continue to blog the rest of your life? I have no idea. Probably. It’s fun.

13. What are you looking for when you visit a new blog? (example: that the author is a Christian, etc.) First and foremost: proper grammar. I know that’s crazy, but it’s very hard for me to get through. I will follow blogs with bad grammar, but not too often. I also love unique perspectives on different arts like photography, writing, dancing, etc.

14. Do you think of yourself when you think of your person on blogger, or do you kind of think of that new name (etc.) that you use on blogger as kind of different? It’s a bit different, but not too much. I definitely don’t say as much to most people as I do on my blog, that’s for sure.

15. And again, what's your name? ;) Thanks for taking this interview! :) Bekah Joan. <3

Thanks so much for doing this, Storyteller! I had a lot of fun doing this. :)


And then, finally, one from Connie:

1. What is your favorite type of story? (fantasy, mystery, etc.)
Historical Fiction The witch of blackbird pond and the bronze bow are some of my favs

2. What is your favorite season?
Winter especially if it snows wich it doesn't much here, i also like spring because i like to go barefoot:)

3. What is/was your favorite subject in school?
History or Spanish i love both!
4. What do you want to be when you grow up/or already are?
An extroadinary mom and cook!:)

5. If you could have a pet--any kind, even magical, mythical, not real...--what would you have?
Deffinately a Fennec Fox, you know those little yellowish foxes with huge ears!

6. What do you think I look like? (hair color, eye color, etc.)
Short dark brown hair and a light complexion.

7. What is your favorite eye/hair combination?
Jet black hair and Violet eyes

8. What's your favorite type of blog? (a story blog, random blog, etc.)
I like blogs with a lot of fun stuff like giveaways and interviews and things to vote for:)

9. What is your favorite color?
Lime green and robin egg blue:)

10. What are some of your favorite foods?
Ice cream, STEAK, and Mimi's banana pudding!

11. What's your favorite thing about blogging?
reading other peoples posts,and giveaways! (I'm not very consistant with my own blog, it's been a while since my last post. 

12. If you could change your name, what would you change it to?
Well, my sisters say I look like a Hannah or Olive, but I kind of like the name Echo(it's Greek)

13. If you could live anywhere in the world--or magical worlds--where would you live?
Somoa, Guam, or Thailand:)

14. What is your favorite blog?
I love yours and Daughter of the king!

Thanks so much Anna! I had a lot of fun with that! -Connie


Loved these, girls! :) Thanks so much for taking!! :)

Onward to the award >>


Whoo hoo!! Now I'm elegant! haha =D


the rules
  • When you receive the award, link back to keepcalmandsparkle1099.blogspot.com and the blog that nominated you
  • Display the award button in the post
  • Answer all of the 12 questions given in this post (Do not make your own questions)
  • Nominate 12 bloggers
  • Notify them that they have been awarded

THE QUESTIONS

1. What made you decide to start blogging?

Well, uh, I'd heard that a friend of mine had a blog--we weren't the closest, but she was really nice--and I wanted to get one to put my stories on. As you can tell, it's progressed a lot beyond just stories. =P

2. What is your fashion style?

Horrible. haha :D I am not like a total fashion diva or anything like that, and hate shopping. There are, though, some things I like. I would say that my style is simple and bright... kind of.

3. What is something none of your followers know about you?

Let's see... I tell them a lot... something they don't know... no, that ruins a post idea... hmm... let's see... um.... hmm.... no, you guys already know that (I think)... I did ballet for about a year/year and a half with some friends who were teaching it, because I'd always wanted to be a ballerina. (don't blame me... blame those Barbie movies =P) That was when I was pretty young, though... like seven or something... and we never continued it...

4. What are some of your blogging goals?

Hmm... I... um... hmm... well, I suppose it's always kind of been a goal of mine to get like 1000 followers one day or something haha :D 
5. Where is your favorite place to shop?

THRIFT STORES. Oh yeah, baby...

6. What would your ideal amount of blog followers be?

Well, what I think would look cool is like five hundred followers and such, but of course I love meeting everybody new who comes to my neck of the woods. :)

7. What are your talents?

Well, what I consider my talents (my family might beg to differ...) are writing, designing, artistic-things-in-general, and typing really fast. ;D
8. Are you a leader or a follower?

I am a total follower. Unless I'm with my friends. Then I lead them around. Until there's something that needs lots of confidence. Then I drag my friends forward with me. lol

9. What is one of your favorite quotes?

I actually just found this this morning in an Economics book, but I liked it...


"We are perishing for want of wonder, not for want of wonders." ~G.K. Chesterton

(don't know who that guy is, but he's smart)
10. Do you have a favorite book or book series?

Well, I don't have an exact fave, but I really like the 39 Clues series and the Codebearers series. (ya know... Hunter brown??) And some other books like War Horse and stuff. ;)
11. Out of all of the synonyms for elegant, which would you describe yourself with (smart - stylish - dressy - graceful - dainty - fine)?

Smart.
12. What is your favorite flower?

I'm not a favorite flower kind of person, but I think that Prairie Roses and azaleas are really pretty. :)


Okey dokey. Twelve people to nominate?! What a nightmare. JK lol ;D

OK, the nominees >>

(MUST CONSULT DASHBOARD)

Hrm...

OK...

Jess@Whispers of the Wind
Britt@Daughter of the King
Mackenzie@think. eat. write. read.
x emma x@Infinity ∞
Kayla@Laugh 'an Love!
Mandy@amanda grace - writer + photographer
Hannah Justina@Simple, Being Me.
Rose@Truly. Madly. Deeply.
Christina@Idlewild
Maddie May@Totally Me!
Aimeebob@The Princess Corner!
Autumn@Autumn's Reading & Writing

WOW, THAT WAS A LOT OF URLS. YEEEEEEEEK.

Anyway, I'm off to go and tell the awardees. :) (and if you want it, by all means, just grab it...)

Be a hero,
Anna