Unique Ways To Describe Me Tag

Unique Ways To Describe Me Tag

Hi everyone! I hope that you’re all having a beautiful Sunday. 🙂 ❤ Before I introduce you guys to today’s post, I am very happy to say that my mom came home from the hospital today! We went there early that afternoon to get her. 🙂 We are all so happy! Thank you for your prayers and support; I truly appreciated all of your comments. ❤ Alright, now let’s check out this post!

Today, I am sharing with you guys my answers to the Unique Ways To Describe Me tag! My lovely friend Gracie, who blogs over at Through The Eyes of Gracie, tagged me on her post a few days ago. You can read her response to this tag here! I thought this looked like a fun thing to participate in, and it has been quite a while since I shared any tags/awards. Let’s get right into this!

What two candies describe your personality? Why?

Nerds, because I am one (haha) and I’m also both sweet and sour, and White Chocolate Reese’s Cups; I may seem average at first, but I’m also unique (hence white chocolate instead of milk chocolate). lol

You can only answer in song lyrics.
What’s one thing you want others to know about you?

“I said goodbye to my chains, when I said ‘hello’ to Your perfect love … I said goodbye to my shame, when I looked upon the face of love … giving me a reason, giving life a meaning, giving out hope, that’s what You do … all I ever needed, all I ever wanted, all that I seek is found in You …” – the first few verses of ‘Best of Me’ by Jordan Feliz. My life song!

What movie is literally your life?

Goodness, I don’t know … all of the movies I’m thinking of are either adventure or romantic comedy, neither of which are relevant to my life. Oh, I’ve got it! La La Land. I have felt like my dreams are too big to pursue at times (the main characters feel like this), but in the end, with enough motivation, you will find (just like I have) that nothing is insurmountable if you dream big enough. ❤

What season describes your view of life?

Spring! It may have its trials (i.e. allergies), but as a whole, there is so much hope – all things are made new!

What scent holds memories for you?

Sunscreen! It reminds me of summers past, spent either at a swimming pool, or visiting an amusement park.


For this tag, I nominate all of you! If you think this looks interesting (I had fun answering these unique questions!), just copy and paste the questions into your own post, answer them, and tag some other bloggers to do it. 🙂

Happy blogging!

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The Fall Tag!

The Fall Tag!

Hi guys! I hope that you’re all doing well. 🙂 I have something really exciting to share with you today! To celebrate the wonderful month of October, and because it’s been six months since I made the Awesome Blogger Award (haha ok not really), I decided to make The Fall Tag!! It’s this fantastic little tag where everyone answers the same 10 questions, then passes it on to all the other fall-loving bloggers they know. xx If you’d like to participate in this tag, comment ‘Tag me!’ down below, and you’re in!

Let’s get right into this!

The Fall Tag

Rules:

  • Put the tag badge and rules in your post.
  • Answer the 10 fall-related questions.
  • Tag at least 5 other bloggers to join in the fun!

  1. What’s your favorite fall outfit? I love pairing my crimson red tee with jeans and a blue and red plaid shirt tied around my waist. It makes me feel so festive!
  2. What is fall weather like where you live? Starting in late September and lasting until around mid-November, the air turns very crisp here in Georgia, and the leaves change to beautiful fall colors (red, orange, yellow, gold). It doesn’t rain very often in the fall (we had a bad drought last year!), but our bitter and rainy winters usually make up for that, haha.
  3. Your favorite drink to have in the fall? My year-round go-to is any caramel-flavored coffee drink. If I’m feeling really chilly, I’ll get it made hot, but I almost always prefer iced drinks!
  4. Does your family have any fall traditions? If so, what are they? We get out all of our fall decor on October 1st, which I absolutely love because seasonal decorations make me so happy!
  5. What are some activities and events you enjoy going to in the fall months? We go apple-picking most years, and even if we don’t manage to do that, we love going to state parks. In Georgia, it’s too cold in winter and too humid in the warm months to really do anything out-of-doors, so we honestly spend most of our falls outside.
  6. What’s your favorite fall-scented candle? ‘Pumpkin Spice.’ A classic!
  7. Tell us about one of your favorite fall memories. Last year, I went up to Jasper, GA with my family. We were on our way to a new farm we’d found online, but we stopped there to eat lunch and explore the downtown area. I took lots of pictures of all the beautiful scenery there, and after we finished eating, we drove further through the mountains up to where the farm was. That scenic drive was a wonderful experience, save the period of time when my parents thought we were lost, haha! When we got to the farm, I went zip-lining with Joshua (my first time, and it was amazing!), bought some apples (we were there too late in the season to pick some ourselves), and just overall had fun exploring everything that farm had to offer!
  8. What are some fall movies you enjoy watching? Honestly, I don’t think there are any for me. ‘Love Comes Softly’ is a pretty fall-ish movie, and I do love that one!
  9. What’s your favorite fall treat? Apple pie!! Although I would happily have that one year-round haha
  10. If you celebrate Halloween, what is the best costume you’ve worn? I think that the one I wore these past couple of years (pirate) was the most creative! The dress I used was super authentic, and my mom helped braid thin strands of my hair, adding a few silver beads here and there, and a feather and wooden beads to a tendril in the front. I felt legit!

Nominees:

A Little Mad Smith || Amelia in Hull || Christ, Crafts & Cuisine || Incomplete Thinking || Kittyp0p || Maysa Rose || Oxria || Peeking Beneath || PrincessBlabbermouth| She Lives Love || Trail of Lights || Veronica Marie || and YOU! Comment ‘Tag me!’ down below!

Thank you soooo much for reading, guys! I would love it if you would participate in this tag with me. I absolutely love fall, and spreading the festivities to other bloggers is my goal for the whole of this month! ❤ Happy blogging!

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Three Fun Blog Awards!

Three Fun Blog Awards!

Hi there, guys!! I hope that you’re doing well. 🙂 I have an award post to share with you today! I haven’t done one in a while (just looked, and it’s been over a month haha), so I wanted to do one again now. They’re lots of fun to write, but can definitely get repetitive! For this round, I have compiled together three awards that three lovely bloggers recently nominated me for. I had fun answering all of their questions, so let’s get into this!

Blogger Recognition Award

Thank you so much for nominating me, Victoria! You guys should definitely go visit her blog; she is, by far, my favorite book blogger! Her subscription box posts are my favorites from her. xx They’re so much fun to read!

How My Blog Began

Well, back in January of this year, I really wanted to start blogging again. I hadn’t been keeping up with a blog for a while, and I missed it. Writing has always been a big part of my life, and from the time that I was ten years old, I’ve gone through so many blogging phases. The last blog I’d had, I stopped posting on in the summer of 2016 and I felt like it was time to start a new one.

I didn’t know what website I wanted to use this time, but after a bit of trial and error, I made a new WordPress blog. It ended up being on the same account as my book review blog.

At first, I though that Dreaming of Guatemala was just going to be a place for me to talk about my life (more like a personal blog), and while I still do write those kinds of posts, I never imagined that I’d get to where my readership and blog content is now!! It has basically turned itself into a Christian lifestyle blog instead, which I absolutely love.

Blogging has made me happy for years, but Dreaming of Guatemala has ended up being my favorite out of all the blogs I’ve ever made!

2 Pieces of Advice

  • Write posts about what makes you happy. While I also think that it’s a good idea to keep in mind what your readers would like to see, never sacrifice your happiness for a blog challenge, schedule, or series! Having a personal blog is all about doing what makes you happy, whatever that may be. If you find yourself getting caught up in doing something you’re not enjoying anymore, please don’t ever hesitate to stop, reevaluate what you’re posting about, and change that to something you’d now enjoy. Do YOU!
  • Make friends with other bloggers. Having blog readers is very important to many of us, and I personally believe that the best way to do that is to reach out to others, stay connected to the people you know, and create blog friendships. The best readers are the ones that you know better than just as a reader, because then both of you can relate to each other more!

Nominations:

Peeking Beneath

Oxria

Veronica Marie

Instructions: tell us about how you started your blog, give new bloggers two pieces of advice, then pass on the award to some other bloggers!

Mystery Blogger Award

Thank you for giving me this award, PrincessBlabbermouth! I am a huge fan of your blog, and I love the variety of posts you come up with. 🙂 I really recommend her blog, guys!

3 Facts About Me

  1. I love watching ASMR videos. That’s a fancy way of saying watching relaxing videos in the evenings makes me happy, haha!
  2. Every time I’m outside, I love looking up at the sky. Identifying cloud formations and just taking in the magnificent beauty of the great blue expanse above me always makes me grin and acknowledge the greatness of my Creator. ❤
  3. I only recently began having coffee in the morning. Up until now, I just had an iced frappe or some such every few weeks, haha!

PrincessBlabbermouth’s Questions:

  1. Have you ever embarrassed yourself in public and do you want to share? Yeah one time when I was maybe four years old, I skipped on over to the string cheese section at Walmart, grabbed a package of the kind that I enjoyed eating, and promptly threw it in [what I thought was] my mom’s shopping cart. Nope. It was an old woman’s shopping cart. She was so nice about it, but I was absolutely HORRIFIED, hahaha!
  2. Sour or sweet candy? It depends on my mood, but I usually choose sour!
  3. Indoors or outdoors? That’s completely dependent on the season, but since we’re in a fall month right now, I’ll say outdoors!
  4. Letters or numbers? This is an interesting question. I’d have to say letters, as stories > math hahaha
  5. Which do you hate more: toothpaste adverts or deodorant adverts? Toothpaste ones! I really don’t want to hear about what dentists recommend or approve of, and I don’t appreciate seeing people with perfect, shining white teeth because that makes me agitated and jealous lol

Nominations:

Kittyp0p

Elle Online

Incomplete Thinking

Instructions: tell us three questions about yourself, answer the questions I’ve given the nominees below, then pass on the award to other bloggers!

Questions:

  1. What are a few things you’re passionate about?
  2. Describe the state of your room right now.
  3. Are you a good cook?
  4. Describe your dream outfit.
  5. What would you do if you won the lottery?

Real Neat Blog Award

Thanks so much for this award, Cat! If you guys aren’t already following this wonderful girl, go do so now!! Haha okay not really, but I do think that you would enjoy her blog. She writes about life as a college student, her interest in fashion and beauty, as well as blog awards and the occasional ‘what’s in my bag’ posts! Go check out Cat, guys! 😀

My Answers to Her Questions:

  1. What’s your favorite book? Hamlet by William Shakespeare! I will never get enough of it; it makes me laugh, cry, scream, grin – all the best emotions. haha
  2. For how long have you been blogging? Since 2010! (But this blog was created in January of this year.)
  3. Are you more of a cat person or a dog person? Dog person, most definitely.
  4. What’s your favorite plant? I love succulents of all kinds, but I actually think that sunflowers bring me the most joy!
  5. If you had an opportunity to wish whatever you want, what would it be? (Don’t ask for more wishes). Hahaha I love your guidelines! Let’s see … I’d wish for a lifetime subscription to Amazon Prime for me and my family. We really appreciate having this when buying products, watching shows, and listening to music!
  6. What’s your favorite hobby? That would have to be writing! Whether that’s a blog post, a short story, something for school, or a journal entry, one can always find me writing because I absolutely love it.
  7. If you could change your first name, what would it be? I honestly can’t imagine my name being anything apart from the name already given to me. (: ❤

Nominations:

Jirah Merizz

Amelia in Hull

Starring Pamela

Instructions: answer the questions I’ve given my nominees, then pass on the award to other bloggers!

Questions:

  1. What are your favorite treats?
  2. What was your last dream about?
  3. The best prank you’ve ever played on someone?
  4. Your favorite things to do when you have free time?
  5. What’s your favorite zoo animal?
  6. Broken any bones? If so, when and where [on your body]?
  7. A favorite quote of yours?
  8. What’s the last blog post you read?
  9. Have you ever built a snowman?
  10. Are you happy with the layout/design of your blog right now?

Thank you so much for reading, guys! I had fun writing this post, and I hope that you liked reading it. Have a fantastic day! xx

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