ANSWERING YOUR QUESTIONS//Q+A

Hi guys!

So, last Tuesday, I asked you to kindly send questions you’d like to get answered. And now, I’m here to answer them all! It was so much fun responding to all of your awesome questions, and I’m sure you’re ready for those answers…

So, without further ado, let’s get into it!

Questions from @Wellgoread:

What is your favorite of the latest fashions?

I probably need to work on this, but I’m not very up-to-date with the latest fashions. I did notice though that scrunchies worn on the wrist are making a come back and I think they’re cute. Other than that, I guess I really don’t know the answer to this question. Hehe Sorry 😑

I’m trying to be a VSCO girl 😎

What are your goals for your blog, if you have any?

Oh I definitely have goals for my blog! One that I’m working on is reaching 100 followers. Then I might upgrade from the free site, so I can add my own designs and such. After that though, I’ll probably need some new goals. XD

What is your favorite fictional book?

My favorite fictional book has got to be “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee

Have you ever been injured?

Ya know, now that I think about it, I don’t think I’ve ever been injured. That is, if injured means broken bones or stitches.

What is your favorite subject in school?

Hands down Health class.

Favorite beverage on cold days?

Hot chocolate!

Are you a hot or a cold person?

Definitely hot person 🙂

Questions from @kaelynslife:

Do you have a favorite book series?

I love to read, but I don’t read too many series. If I did have one, however; it’d probably be “Diary of a Wimpy Kid.” I know, that’s probably not the best choice, but I do read plenty of sensible books as well! 😛

How many siblings do you have?

I have 2 brothers. One older, one younger. #middlechild

Do you have any pets?

No, but I wish I did!

Are you close to your grandparents?

Yeah, I am

Do you like chocalate?

Of course I do! Like, who doesn’t?

What is your favorite snack food?

That has got to be yogurt pretzels. And btw, anyone reading who hasn’t tried them. GO GET SOME NOW!!! LOL XD

Favorite animal?

I don’t really have a favorite animal right now, but when I was younger it used to be horses.

Do you like cookies?

Yep! With a passion! Especially oatmeal and raisin!

What was your favorite childhood TV show?

Hmmm good question! I had a few, but some that would make the top 2 are Dora the explorer, and the Fresh beats.I was young, don’t judge me XD

Questions from @Cicisdelucks:

How is homeschooling life?

Homeschooling life is so much fun! Even though it’s a LOT of work, I’m so grateful for this opportunity I have to learn at home! Like, whoever made this up was a genius.

When did you become a Christian?

I guess one could say I’ve always been a Christian since I’ve been in church my whole life, but I REALLY became a Christian when I received the gift of the Holy Ghost speaking in tongues when I was about 6 years old. Then I was baptized in Jesus’ name! #beapostolic

Question from @Haileycreates:

What are 2 of your favorite colors?

2 of my favorite colors are pink and turquoise! Probably the same as a lot of other teen girls as well hehe.

Questions from @Middlemary:

How were you inspired to blog?

I was inspired to blog by my mom! A couple years ago I had loved (and still do) taking pictures of things. She herself was a blogger, so she suggested it to me. And, here I am!

Did you design your blog yourself? If not, who did? And would you re-do it?

My mom and dad helped me design my blog. Also, Ariana @arianasarchvies helped with my blog button! No, I don’t think I’d re-do it right now.

What is the weirdest thing you ever ate?

Hmm… I think it’d have to be liver or kidney. Don’t try it guys, please.

Do you have any tips for a new blogger?

I’m a fairly new blogger myself, but my advice would be to be consistent! (I too need to follow this advice hehe)

What holiday do you despise?

I despise Halloween. All the darkness and evil portrayed as fun is one of the reasons I hate it.

Which shirt of yours is your favorite?

It’d have to be…

…this one!

Dream Car?

Definitely a Mercedes Benz!

Congratulations guys! You have reached the end of this Q+A!! Thank you so so so much for all those questions! I had an absolute blast answering them. If you enjoyed this post, be sure to like, and comment what your favorite question was! (yes, it can be your own haha) Also, if you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe to this blog for more posts like these. I think that’s all I have to say for today so until Thursday (I’ll do my best to post then), stay smart!😎👌

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FIRST Q+A!

Hi guys!

As you can probably tell by the title, today we’re doing our first Q+A!! I’m pretty new to blogging, and haven’t really shared too many personal things yet, so I thought it’s be fun today, if you asked me all the questions you’d like to have answered! You can either leave a comment, or email me from the contact page!

So, ask away!!

WHY I WAKE UP EARLY

Hey guys!

I don’t know if I’ve said this before, but every morning I wake up at 4:45 A.M. Being homeschooled, this may come as a surprise to some. Because one of the most frequent questions I get is “do you get to sleep late?” So today, I will be giving some reasons for why I wake up so *unreasonably early!

devotion

picture from Google

One of the main reasons I wake up early is so I can have my devotion time. Yes, I could also do this before bed, but I want to give God more of a sacrifice by giving him the first fruits of my day.

exercise

I have time to exercise! You probably know this, but exercise is EXTREMELY important. It helps with sleep, metabolism, weight loss, increased energy, and reduces risk of chronic diseases. When I wake up early, I can make exercising a priority.

blogging

Yes, guys! When I’m not busy preparing for a test or finishing up homework before school, I blog fairly early in the mornings just to make sure it actually gets done (if not I might forget 😐). Blogging before the sun is up also leaves me more time to decide on future topics and schedule posts in advance!

school

*sighs* Now it is time for the dreaded school that takes up most of my day. I don’t know about you guys, but I like to get this done fairly early in the day. Because I wake up at 4:45, whenever I start school on time, I can finish around noon! (Now that’s a win-win! 😂)

free time

Guys, I think I might say that this is the best part of waking up early… FREE TIME!!! Since I get most of my work done earlier in the day, later in the afternoon and evening, I have more time to do some fun things! (not saying that devotion, exercise, bible quizzing, blogging, and school isn’t fun hehe 😉)

You’ve reached the end guys! I wanna thank you all so much for reading today! If you enjoyed, be sure to like and follow this blog for more posts like this! Also, comment what time you wake up on a normal day. Looking forward to hearing from all of you guys, and until Tuesday, stay smart!! 😎👌

2019 BIBLE QUIZZING RECAP!

Hey guys!

The 2018-2019 Bible Quizzing season has officially ended. It was truly amazing! I had sooooo much fun, made so many new friends, and learned many important lessons this year. For today, I thought it’d be fun to share some of this season’s best moments… so here we go!

EAST COAST INVITATIONAL:

This was the very first competition for the 2018-2019 Bible Quizzing season. Even though it was our very first tournament in a new division, we placed first!! 😆

First place!
Celebration time!!!

NORTHEAST EXTRAVAGANZA:

Our second competition of the year! We didn’t do as well in this competition, but it was still a great experience.😉 I started to make friends in the senior division at this competition.

devotion
Our team placed 5th, and didn’t get a team trophy, but I did come first on the all tournament team!

NABQT:

This was the VERY LAST COMPETITION OF THE YEAR!!! We were very blessed to go, since for this competition you either have to qualify at an Extravaganza, or district finals. Honestly, we weren’t expecting this, but out of about 60 Intermediate teams, we placed fourth our first year!!! My mom was also voted the coach of the year for the second time in a row! And, I was the 2nd Quizzer of the Year runner-up as well as the second highest scoring quizzer for the final competition! 😜😊

Fourth place our first year!
My mom is coach of the year!! (Lady farthest to the right)
I was the second highest scoring quizzer!
2nd runner-up for Quizzer of the Year!
My VA friends!

This year we didn’t go to as many tournaments as I would have liked, but we plan on going to a lot more in this new quizzing season!

But anywaysssss.. thanks so much for reading guys! If you enjoyed this post, please be sure to like, comment, and follow this blog! I love you guys soooo much and I’ll see you on Thursday! So until then, stayyyy smart!!😎👌

SUMMER RECAP! (FT. KENECHI)

Hi everyone!

WOW! It has been a long time since I’ve posted here! I’m super excited to be back from our super long trip, and back to our normal schedule. 😆

I have some exciting news for you all though, today is my very first collaboration as a blogger! Whoo-hoo!!! *confetti and balloons start streaming from the screen* So today’s post is featuring one of my best blogging friends, Kenechi! She is such a talented writer and artist and it’s an honor for me to be working with her today. As soon as you’re done reading this post, please make sure to check out her part of the collab! (also, it’d be nice to give her a “follow” while you’re there 😉)

I know everyone hates long intros so I apologize. TODAY we’ll be doing a recap of the ENTIRE summer! (Really our Missouri trip) So let’s get into it!

Traveling!!

I started this summer recap with traveling because… we were on a LONGGGG trip to Missouri! Here are some mixed pictures of our traveling!

Joel, my brother, and his team came 9th place in Beginner Bible Quizzing, in Branson, MO!!
We went to Sight and Sound!!! Have you guys ever been?
On our way to NAYC from the hotel in St. Louis, MO!!
We were in club seating at the very top section XD
37,000 Young Apostolics worshiping at North American Youth Congress (NAYC)

School

School has been… well, school. There’s not much I can say about it, we’ve been working hard since we came home, but I don’t really have any pictures, Sorry!

Bible Quizzing

Yes, this could’ve fit in the traveling spot, but giving Bible Quizzing it’s own section is even more fun!

Tired after a long day of quizzing. Can you guess where we’re having dinner?
We came fourth place our first year in the Senior division!! (Why am I the only one not looking at the camera XD)
Second highest quizzer of the competition
2nd runner-up for quizzer of the year!!

We are so grateful to God for all the awards we won at this competition!

Other

Now it’s time for the best part… random photos of me!!! (during summer, of course)

At the laundromat in MO. With such a long trip and our family of five, we had to stop to do the laundry
Dinner at the Chateau with my family. (that’s my older brother)
My friends from Virginia
My brothers
Hanging out with my Texas friend at the Awards Banquet
Me playing cards with some of my best BQ friends

Thank you guys so much for reading! I just realized that was a whole lot of pictures LOL. Which one was your favorite? Also, what fun things did you do this summer (or not so fun things)? Also before you guys forget, go check out Kenechi’s blog! It is so amazing and you will not regret following her. Anyways though, since we’re back in our normal schedule, until Tuesday, stay smart! 😎👌

MISSOURI TRIP SHOPPING HAUL!

Hey guys!

Wow, it has been a while since I was last on! I am not even joking when I say I had every intention of posting yesterday, but unfortunately never got to it. However, I have a great reason… I was out with my grandmother shopping for our MO trip!!!

I’m super excited about this post, ’cause I’m doing my very first SHOPPING HAUL!!!! Woohoo!!!

So we went to a bunch of stores but only ended up getting things at Lord & Taylor and Banana Republic. By the way, it was my first (and probably last) time in Banana Republic. Like, is it just me or are they WAY too expensive? Comment below.

OK guys, this intro is getting a bit long so now we’ll jump right into some of the clothes we I got!

BTW, the blue denim skirt I’m wearing, is actually mine. I wore it to the store.
Also, please excuse my hair in the pictures, I just got it washed, the next step is to get it styled
Isn’t this blouse super cute. The length of the sleeves is also amazingly modest!
Now with a nice cardigan!
Brand new top and skirt!! These last pics are in front of our home
I love bell sleeves so much! Do you?
I love this top so much! It came in some other colors and designs too. But, white was pretty much the best one.
I LOVE THIS DENIM SKIRT!!! It was pretty expensive, and I did have to leave some clothes behind to get it 😦 but it was totally worth it!

Ok guys, so that’s about it for Lord & Taylor!

We only got one thing from Banana Republic, but it was so beautiful!!

This is it at the actual store. I had to come out of the fitting room to let my mom see it XD
The dress did come with it’s own belt, but doesn’t this bow belt look great with it?
You know something guys? The dress had pockets!!! I know, it’s so perfect, Right?

That’s it for our MO trip shopping haul guys! I’ll mix some of my older pieces with these new pieces, and that’ll make up my closet for this two week trip.

I hope you enjoyed it! If you did, be sure to leave a like, and comment what your favorite piece was! Thanks so much for reading guys! Since we’ll be travelling though, my next few posts will be a little infrequent. But stay on the lookout for them and until then, stay smart! 😎👌

Liebster Award!!

Thanks so much Ariana at Ariana’s Archives for my very first nomination as a blogger! Make sure you guys go check out her awesome blog!

I’m completely new to this, so I had to look up the rules LOL.

Here they are:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you
  2. Answer the questions given to you
  3. Provide 10 random facts about yourself
  4. Nominate 5-11 new bloggers
  5. Ask your nominees questions of your own
  6. List the rules in your post
  7. Inform your nominees of their nomination

Here are the questions I was asked!

Q: What is your favorite side hobby?

A: Hmmm… I think it’d have to be singing. I LOVE singing so much, maybe even more than listening to music or playing it!

Q: What is one person you look up to the most?

A: Jesus. When he was on earth, he was a role model for what everyone should strive to be.

Q: Do you like to journal?

A: I’ve tried journaling a couple of times, buuut I can’t seem to commit to it, so I end up stopping.

Q: What is your favorite memory?

A: My favorite memory is when I received the Quizzer of the Year award last year on our MO trip! (BTW, we’re going again this year for 2 weeks, starting next Friday)

Q: What is your favorite book?

A: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Q: Are you organized?

A: Well, yes…actually, not really. I’m very organized with my school work and books. But regarding my room, I think I have a system in my mind of where everything goes but to others, it just looks like a mess. But I DO have a system, kinda.

Q: Extrovert or introvert?

A: Does 70% introvert and 30% extrovert count as an answer??

Q: Do you have a lot of pictures in your room?

A: So here’s the thing. We just moved into a new house and my room is kind of…blah. I do plan on decorating it with some pictures and other things once we’re settled though.

Q: Would you rather take pictures or be in them?

A: I think I’d rather be in them.

Q: How long have you been blogging?

A: Altogether, I think I’ve been blogging for about 2 years?? I had another one that I would post on every one-in-a-while, if I remembered. This one though, “Elizabeth Anne”, I’ve had for about five months.

Q: If you could change your name, what would it be?

A: Honestly, I love my name so much. But if I could change it, it would probably be a shorter name like Annie or Lilly, or something like that.

WoW! Those questions were so much fun to answer!

Now, here are 10 random facts about me!:

  1. I’m 13 years old
  2. Because I’m really tall, most people think I’m in my late teens
  3. We just moved to a new house this year
  4. I need to go clothes shopping
  5. I am in Senior Bible Quizzing
  6. I skipped grades 6 and 8
  7. I sleep with my bible by my side
  8. I play the piano and the clarinet
  9. I love to blog
  10. I’m constantly trying to make new friends!

Time for my nominees!:

Hailey

Maddie

Miranda

Kaelyn

Mary

Gracie

Arabella

Okaaay nominees, since I’m being lazy right now (typical), you get the same questions as I did! Yaaaaaay!!!

OK, so I guess that’s about it for this post. Thanks again so much Ariana, for the nomination, this was so fun to do! Please go check out her blog and all my other nominees’ blogs! I hope you guys enjoyed! If you did, be sure to like, subscribe, and leave a comment. Love ya’ll so much and until next Tuesday, stay smart!! 😎👌