My BIBPC Category #4 entry+ County Fair Photos!

Hello everyone! Megan let me join her BIBPC contest (long story made short: Someone dropped out of the contest and Megan kindly let me enter)

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The theme was celebration, so here is my photo, the celebration of the fair! And no, I do not own a drone, or an airplane, but I did ride the Farris Wheel and got the picture from the tip-top of the wheel!

Here are some more photo’s of the fair:

 

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Me on a super crazy ride! (photo credit: my dad)

I also did flower arranging at the fair, they have this on the spot free, flower arranging contest for kids 9-13, they have a senior group for 14-18, and they have a 0-8 group for the younger kids!

I won 5th place for the 9-13 group!

Here is a photo of me with my arrangement:

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Here are some photos of my arrangement:

 

I hope you enjoyed this post even though it was kind of (really) short!

Don’t forget to enter my giveaway!

 

Go team Coconut!

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50 followers + Giveaway!

Hello everyone! I just can’t believe it! 50 followers!

I am halfway there, halfway to 100 followers, remember my goal?

Lets look at some stats:

Views: 2,728

Visitors: 574

Likes: 496

Comments: 527

NOW TIME FOR THE GIVEAWAY!!!!

OK, OK maybe I did go a bit overboard with the huge lettering but….lets just get started, shall we?

Here is what I am giving away!

This beautiful Adult coloring book!

Giveaway!.

 

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Here is the beautiful cover!

Here are some of its pages:

 

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Oooo here is a pretty page!

 

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I love the mountains!

 

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Oh! Isn’t this pretty!

 

I just love adult coloring books and thought many kids and adults did too so I decided to give one away!

Requirements:

  • This giveaway is open to adults and kids living in the U.S. and Canada. (sorry)
  • If you are under 14 then please ask parental permission.
  • You must be following my blog!

How to enter:

  • Comment below this post
  • If you do not have WordPress or prefer you can Contact Me
  • Please have your entry in by midnight September 14
  • I will announce the winner on September 15

To get extra entries:

 

Thanks again everyone for 50 followers! It means the world to me!

Don’t forget to check back September 15 for the winner!

P.S. This is my 100th post!

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Random post #1….

Hello everyone! Welcome to a very random post!

So anyway first I wanted to tell you all about Samantha’s  Back to School Giveaway!

Also, recently my grandma got me a Wizard of Oz adult coloring book! It is like SUPER DUPER LOOOONG!

Here is what I have done so far!

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Next or should I say third, I almost have 50 followers, I am going to do a really neat giveaway when I get 50! #so excited!

4th, I want to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who has signed up for my email list! You know who you are and you are all so awesome!

I also wanted to show you some flower pictures I took awhile ago!

 

Most of them were pictures of flowers from my trip!

1 more thing, here is my blogging notebook!

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Are you on this list?

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Well that’s it did you like it?

I hope you enjoyed this post! Have a great Wednesday!

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Paint and Pens #3

Hello everyone! Welcome to Paint and Pens #3!

 

Today we will work with some watercolor paint to make 2 really beautiful ATC’s!Read More »

Email Lists!

Hello everyone! Happy Sunday! I got the idea from Charis  about starting an email list!Read More »

The Music tag and the Liebster Award!

Hello everyone! Recently I received 1 award and 1 tag (I combined them in this post)

Let’s start with the Music Tag!

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A big thank you to Rebecca for nominating me for this tag!

 

The Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to there blog
  • Link back to Michele’s blog
  • Display the Music Tag image
  • You can add questions that you think would be fun to answer!
  • Nominate as many people as you would like!

 

The Questions I was asked:

What is your favorite song, and why? Hmm, I really like Contemporary Christian Music, so probably Garden by Kari Jobe, or something from Lauren Daigle!

Who is your favorite historical composer and why? Mozart probably, I really like his music.

Who is your favorite modern composer? Probably Kari Jobe or Lauren Daigle!

What type of music is your favorite? Contemporary Christian!

What it the song that you last played on your instrument, if you do play one? Well I play piano, so I last played, hmm, well that would have been yesterday. I think that I last played something called William Tell Overture. It is a final achievement piece for my second book.

What is the last song you were singing/playing in your head? I do this ALL THE TIME! I was just humming First by Lauren Daigle, as I was typing her name up there!

When is your favorite time to listen to music? Probably when I am mad, it helps me to relax!

 

The questions I am asking you!

  • Do you play an instrument, if so which one?
  • Have you ever taken music or voice lessons?
  • What is your favorite type of music, why do you like it?
  • If you could play any instrument what would it be?
  • Who is your favorite historical composer?
  • What is you favorite song?

 

I Nominate………

Gracie

Rebekah

Enni

 

Next up The Liebster Award!

Note: I had already done a different Liebster Award awhile ago but decided to do it again!

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I was nominated by Kristina for this award!

The Rules:

  1. Recognize the blogger who nominated you.
  2. Answer the 11 questions you were asked.
  3. Tag 5-11 other bloggers
  4. Create 11 new questions for your nominees.

 

The questions I was asked:

Where are you from? I live in a small town in Ohio.

If you could move anywhere where would it be? I like where I live now!

Favorite Childhood memory? A few years ago I went to New York City with my dad, and had a lot of fun there!

What is your strangest fear? Probably going downstairs in the middle of the night!

What is your all time favorite movie? I like Dolphin Tale 2, especially because I got to see it in theater!

Why did you start a blog? I had to do it for school, but, then I just kept it gong I guess!

What is your favorite thing to do in your spare time? Read, Craft and take pictures of things outside!

What is your dream vacation? Going to Paris for a few weeks!

What is at the top of your bucket list? White water rafting!

What are your goals before 2017 ends? For blogging: To create better quality posts, and to gain 100 followers!

What is your favorite food? Chocolate! Hands down!

My questions!

  1. Why did you start a blog?
  2. What is your favorite thing to take pictures of?
  3. Outside or inside?
  4. Ice cream or Cupcake?
  5. Have you ever been to the ocean?
  6. Favorite color?
  7. Favorite Candy?
  8. Do you like to read?
  9. Do you make goals or not?
  10. Have you ever been skiing?
  11. Do you play a sport?

 

I nominate…

I am going to nominate anyone who would like to be nominated!

 

Have a great day, and happy Friday!

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I am changing my blog design!

Hello everyone! As you saw in the title I am changing my blog design! I am actually pretty much going to update everything to make it more professional looking and easier to use! I really like these blog designs: Rebecca Allison Rebekah  

I want a lot of watercolor to be incorporated in it, and I am also hoping to get a button, custom header, and some graphic’s.

The blog design will be completed September 30 2017.

I will still be posting the same and doing everything the same, just a different design~!

 

Outdoor photoshoot with Grace!

Hello everyone! Today I decided to take a photoshoot with Grace! I think it turned out pretty cool!

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Paint and Pens #2

Hello everyone! Welcome to the second episode of my craft series!

Note: I have decided to call my craft series “Paint and Pens”

Have you ever colored adult coloring books? I have and really like them! Today we are going to make Adult Coloring ATC’s, they are really easy and super fun to make!

For today’s ATC’s you will need an adult coloring book page, pencils or fine tip markers, gel pens (optional but highly recommended)

  • This is a super easy ATC to make!
  • Draw 2 1/2″ by 3 1/2″ rectangles onto the adult coloring book page with a pencil.
  • Note: Make sure to be careful of where you draw out your ATC’s, for example if there is a pretty flower that you want in your ATC make sure not to cut it in half 🙂
  • Cut out the traced rectangles.
  • Now time for the fun part!
  • Color in the ATC’s with markers or pencils.IMG_3080
  • I like to outline the shapes with gel pens, especially the glitter kind! It adds a pretty shine to them! (thanks to my clever friend Anna for the idea)

Here are some of the Adult coloring book ATC’s that I made!

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This uses such pretty colors!
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I love this one! I am going to give it to my friend Isabelle!
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I only used gel pens for this one!
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This one is my favorite! It might even be my favorite ATC that i have made!

 

I hope you had fun making ATC’s with me! Watch out for next weeks episode of Paint and Pens!

Sneak peak for next week!

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Have a great week!

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Solar Eclipse Ideas!

Hello everyone! As you probably know there will be a total solar eclipse over parts of America on Monday! (I unfortunately am not in the path of totality, BUT I am in the 85% range!)

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My family decided to have a solar eclipse party! We have invited 3 other homeschool family’s!

So I wanted to show you some of the things that we have been doing to prepare for our party!

 

How much do you know about solar eclipses Pop Mini Quiz!

Looking up the answers is not allowed!

Answers listed at the end of this post

  1. Why does the sun look bigger then all other stars?
  2. What is the part of the sun that you can see during a total solar eclipse?
  3. Is it safe to look directly at sun during a solar eclipse?
  4. True or False: During a solar eclipse the temperature drops a little bit.
  5. When is the next solar eclipse in America?

Make sure to grab a piece of paper and record your answers, then compare them with the answers at the end of this post!

 

DIY Solar Eclipse T-shirts!

Don’t these T-shirts just look fabulous! My mom did most of them and I think they look awesome!

  1. Get a solid black T-shirt (we got ours at Walmart)
  2. Cut a piece of thick cardboard and slip it inside your T-shirt, this protects the back in case any paint bleeds through.IMG_3094
  3. Get some fabric spray paint (we used Tulip Gold and Tulip Gold Sparkle, found at Jo-Ann Fabrics)
  4. Trace a plate or other round object onto some cardboard. Cut out carefully. This will be the circle on your T-shirt.
  5. Using a hot glue gun “draw” “2017” onto a piece of parchment paper, make sure all of the numbers are connected. Let the hot glue dry.
  6. Take the circle and center it on the T-shirt (Note: Hold the cardboard circle in place while spraying, if you are young ask someone to hold it for you and help you spray)IMG_3096
  7. Spray lightly around the circle with gold, make sure to leave room for the 2017!
  8. Hold down the 2017 and spray around it with either gold or gold sparkle.IMG_3083
  9. Add some sparkle to your T-shirt if you want!

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    Here is a T-shirt drying!
  10. Let the shirt dry completely then put it on and watch The Great American Solar Eclipse!

Here is the finished T-shirt

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How to safely view a solar eclipse!

These are all safe and great ways to view the eclipse. Be sure not to look at the sun without your Solar Eclipse Viewing Glasses, as it could damage your eyes.

You CAN look at the sun once it reaches totality but only if you are in one of the areas that will reach totality!

Make a pinhole viewfinder!

This is a really easy craft where you can project the sun and watch the solar eclipse without Solar Eclipse Viewing Glasses

  1. To make the pinhole viewer take a piece of white cardboard and cut it 8″by 8″
  2. Punch a hole with a needle or pin in the center of the cardboard.

How it works:

  • Stand with your back to the sun and hold the pinhole viewfinder.
  • Watch the projection of the sun under the viewfinder.
  • You can easily and safely watch the eclipse like this!

 

How a solar eclipse works game!

This is a really fun game to play with 3-4 kids! You will need 3 people to hold up the props and perhaps another person to choreograph everything. 

Note: We will make the Sun, Moon, and Earth then play the game.

  1. To make the props you will need a very large bowl, a medium bowl, and a smaller bowl. The Sun will be made from the largest bowl, the earth from the medium bowl and the moon from the small bowl.
  2. Trace around the top of your bowl onto a piece of thick white cardboard. Do this for all 3 of your bowls. Cut out the 3 circles.IMG_3087
  3. Using acrylic paint, paint the circles, yellow for the sun, blue and green for earth, and gray for the moon. Let dry.IMG_3091

Time to play!

  • Gather 3-4 people together and have each person choose a circle.
  • Line up the people so that the earth and the sun are facing each other.
  • Have the moon go and cover up the sun, creating a solar eclipse!

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If you have very small kids it is a good idea to play this game before the eclipse, when the eclipse comes the kids will know what is going on!

The answers to the pop quiz!

Question in bold  Answer in italic

  1. Why does the sun look bigger then all of the other stars? Because the sun is a lot closer then any of the other stars.
  2. What is the part of the sun that you can see during a total solar eclipse? The corona. 
  3. Is it safe to look at the sun directly during a Solar Eclipse? No, it is not safe to look at the sun, UNLESS you are in the path of totality and only when the eclipse is in totality. Otherwise you could seriously damage your eyes!
  4. True or False: The temperature drops a little bit during a solar eclipse? True, the temperature will drop a little, you will be able to feel it, but you won’t need a coat!
  5. When is the next solar eclipse in America? April 8th 2024, in 7 years.

I hope you had fun reading this post and doing the activity’s! I sure had fun making this post! Have a great weekend! Happy Friday to all those who have gone back to school this week!

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P.S. I now have 30 followers! Help me get to 50 and we will have a celebration!