Posted in Awards

Winner of the Giveaway!!!

Are you curious to know who is winning this beautiful NIV coloring Bible? Keep reading to find out!!!

Thank you to everyone that entered. I had such a fun time hosting this giveaway! I hope the winner loves this gift. I have the same one and I use it all the time.

The way I picked a winner was through a random name generator. I made sure to include all the extra entries too. Without any more rambling,

The winner is……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

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Hayley!!!

 

I have been in contact with Hayley and will be shipping this out to her ASAP. Thanks to everyone who entered!

On another note (wow I’m going to completely be changing subjects, haha), I wanted to talk about something else relating to this upcoming school year. I know a lot of you have already started school (I don’t start till the 5th). As many of you know I’ve been home schooled my whole life. In just a little over a week though I will be starting a new adventure at a nearby private school.

I’ve never gone to school before so this will be really different but I am so excited for this opportunity. With that said, I have no idea what that may mean for my two blogs. I do not know yet how heavy my workload will be or what my schedule will be like with homework, sports, social stuff, church, etc.

I’m certain I will be posting more on WYPTW then here but I don’t know how much “more” will be. So bear with me during this transition. If you want to pray for me I would really appreciate that!

What that also means is that I have opportunities to take some different classes. Such as the digital photography course I’ll be taking!! For that you need a DSLR camera which means….. I got one!!! It is the Nikon 3400 and I love it. The pictures it takes are gorgeous. I’m still figuring out how it works.

Well, I guess that is it for this post. I hope your school years are off to a great start! Talk to you in the comments  😉

-Rebekah

Posted in Awards, writing

Guess who was nominated for Some Awards? (Me!)

A few days ago I was nominated for two awards, the Selcouth award (which I had never heard of) and the Blogger Recognition award (I’ve done it before in this post). I hadn’t done an award post in FOREVER so I though it would be fun to do one or two so here I am :D!!! I was nominated by Rachel and Julia! You should really check out their blogs because they have awesome content 🙂

(Selcouth award) Rules:

  • Thank the blogger that nominated you (and a link if you’re willing).
  • Nominate 5-10 blogs (links too!).
  • Answer the 13 questions given, and give the definition of your favourite (or just beautiful) word.
  •  Ask 13 questions of your own. They must all be about writing, reading, books or book characters. Make them as creative/wacky/selcouth as can be!
  1. What do you want to do with your life?

Well, that’s a deep way to start this post. Ultimately, I want to show people God’s love (so much so that they come to a relationship with him) and I want to be bold in following God wherever he leads me. Everything else falls under those two things.

2. Do you live with your character (mourn with them, rejoice with them)?

Not really. Though I think if I was a full time author or I wrote everyday on a certain story I would start to do that 😀

3. What’s your favorite book turned movie?

The Chronicles of Narnia! I love that series and the movies.

4. How do you get your writing ideas?

A few different ways. Sometimes I’m just sitting thinking and an idea just pops into my head. Other times through reading things on Pintrest, books, and WordPress or through real life experiences. I get inspiration from everything and I try to write it down as soon as I think of it (otherwise I’ll forget 😉 )

5. Which book would you burn?

The Illiad! I had to read it for school recently and I really did not like it. It is just really long winded and there is wayyyyy to much strife.

6. Which book would you like to take credit for?

The whole Percy Jackson series (be prepared for a lot of PJ and HoO mentions up ahead!) Rick Riordan’s writing is so captivating. He’s really good at sarcasm too. He introduced me to the third POV. I always think I know what is going to happen in his books and then it’s never what I thought. I could keep going but I won’t because I’m sure you get the point. I would love to take credit for his work.

7. Which book character would you like to be your brother or sister?

This such a hard question! It think Jason (Heroes of Olympus series), Tanner (Forever Faithful), and Peter (The Chronicles of Narnia) would make great brothers. I would like Piper (Heroes of Olympus series) or Jenny (Forever Faithful) as sisters.

8. Which book do you wish was a movie?

I wish they would make The Angles Walking Series into movies or make The Percy Jackson Series into movies based ON THE BOOKS.

9. How would you re-write Swiss Family Robinson? I really don’t like that book!

I haven’t read the book so I don’t think it would be fair to try to re-write it 😉

10. Which book character would you like to take out of a book and which book?

PERCY JACKSON (The Percy Jackson series/Heroes of Olympus)!!!

11. Which character is your soulmate?

No book character I’ve read so far embodies my soul mate.

12. Which author would you like to meet?

I would love to meet Karen Kingsubury. I love her books and she really inspires me.

13. How would you best describe Lucy from The Chronicles of Narnia?

Empathetic, innocent, kindhearted, trusting. Lucy is adorable 🙂

My favorite word is average but I love the meaning. Haha, I just said it! Love.

Alright, now onto my questions:

  1. If you were only allowed to have one book (and read nothing else) what book would that be?
  2. What is the most boring thing you’ve written or been forced to write?
  3. When did you start reading?
  4. What book character is your soulmate?
  5. Who is your favorite character that you’ve created?
  6. If you could rewrite one book what would it be?
  7. Do you prefer writing nonfiction or reading nonfiction?
  8. What book would you like to take credit for?
  9. Which author would you want to meet?
  10. How do you get your ideas for you books?
  11. What is our favorite type of fiction to write (action, fantasy, romance, etc.)
  12. What book would you erase from existence?
  13. How would you write about a character that you hate?

The Blogger Recognition Award! – Love My Dollies

  • Thank that awesome nominator! And give a link to their blog(S)
  • Write a post about this award
  • Give a short bit about how/why your started your website
  • Give two bits of advice for bloggers.
  • Nominate 15 bloggers
  • Tell those 15 bloggers via comment!

Thank you Julia (Love My Dollies) for tagging me!! I was so excited to get to do this again 🙂

How I started my blog:

In 2014, I had watched some YouTube videos and read some blog posts about dolls and I thought that it was cool. My friend Hayley and I then participated in a website coding class. We didn’t learn enough to make our own websites, but Hayley told me about WordPress. Through plenty of prompting by her I started americangirlguide (if you want to read more about me and why I blog click here)

My advice:

  1. Resize your pictures. I wish someone had told me this when I started blogging!  If you don’t you’ll use up three GB worth of space pretty quickly. It’s really easy to do and saves lots of space. All you have to do is put the pictures into an editor (I use Picmonkey) and click resize. I like mine 400X300.
  2. Don’t let your blogging become a stress. I know, I know, easier said then done. You should enjoy your blog. If you are staying up way past when you should, just to get out a post (that might not even be the best quality) or not letting yourself take a break because you don’t have any time.You need to take a breather. Blogging should be fun.

Nominations:

For both awards, I nominate anyone who wants to do them!


I hope you like reading awards as much as I do!

Have a blessed day. Talk to you in the comments 😉

-Rebekah

Posted in About, Awards

Leibster Award

I was nominated twice for the Leibster Award!! Yay:) Thank you Loren and Rutvi (check out their blogs! They both are super cool)

Rules:

  • Link back to the person who tagged you
  • Answer all 11 questions
  • Tag 11 bloggers who have less than a thousand readers
  • Ask them 11 questions
  • Let them know you’ve tagged them through social media
Loren’s question’s:
1. What is the longest word you can think of?
I don’t know why but I’m thinking of the word sassafras. I know there are longer but that’s what I can think of xD
2. Dream job?
I have lots of ideas some of my top ones include: a professional blogger, photographer, counselor, and stay at home mom.
3. Last movie you watched?
Courageous! It’s super good but it is PG13.
4. If you could give any advice to your younger self what would it be?
Dear little Rebekah,
Have way more sleepovers with Hayley!
Keep your shoelaces tied.
Go on the power swing!!
 Those are a few:)
5. Favorite fan art? I don’t even know what fan art is. I’m not a fan girl. Sorry 😦
6. Guilty blogging habit? 
I have a lot but I’ll name my top three.
– I say I’ll post on a certain day and then don’t
– I read other people’s post but I get to lazy to comment
– I take pictures, realize they aren’t good quality but I usually don’t feel like retaking them
Lesson to learn, don’t be lazy.
7. If you could have one role in any major movie what would it be?
I don’t know if I’d want to be in a movie, it’s not really my thing. It would be cool to be in the TV series Fuller House, though.
8. What do you prefer snail mail or email?
Snail mail! I have many friends that have moved away who I love writing. It’s so fun to get letters in the mail.
9.  Are you in a scouting group?
No, but my brother did cub scouts and I like Girl Scout cookies. Does that count?😊
10. Have you ever made an ATC?
Yes, I have. I actually did a post about it. Check it out here.
11. Do you have any social media accounts?
I have Pinterest. I am obsessed. You can follow me here.
Rutvi’s questions:
1. If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be?
I don’t know! I have never really wanted to leave the country. I like America just fine, but I’ve always wanted to go the Grand Canyon for a sunrise Easter service. (Very specific I know xD)
2. Which doll would you rather buy Maryellen or Lea? Why?
Maryellen! As soon as she was released I fell in love. When I saw Lea at 2am New Year’s Day I didn’t really like her.
3. What dolls are on your wish list right now?
I’m not planning on buying anymore dolls anytime soon but some of my favorites are,
Isabelle GOTY 2014 (so adorable)
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Maryellen Larkin Beforever
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Kit Kittredge Beforever
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Josefina Montoya Beforever
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MYAG #21
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MYAG #27
4. Backpacks or purses?
I like both! But I like to use backpacks because they hold more stuff (I’m an over packer as well)
5. Why did you start blogging?
 I went to a tech class on how to use HTML and CSS. My friend Hayley and I decided to start blogs. She helped me out a lot. Check out her blog here.
6. Flip-flops or sneakers?
Well, I like boots the best 🙂 I guess I’d pick sneakers.
7. Are you a girly-girl or a tomboy?
I’m neither. I am in the middle if I had to pick. Probably leaning a bit more toward the girly-girl side.
8. Cats or dogs? 
I love both! I have one of each.
9. Do you play any instruments?
Yes, I play piano. I am currently lacking a teacher though.
10. Painting or drawing?
Painting!!!
11. Journey girls or our generation?
OG. They have some really cute stuff.
 Thanks again Loren and Rutvi for nominating me. I love doing awards:)

I nominate:

 Mya

Christian Homeschooler

Ava

Caroline

Ella

Sunny

Maddi

Morgan

Kayla

IrishAG

Genna

My questions:

1. What is your favorite food?
2. What advice would you give to younger you?
3. Have you ever made an ATC?
4. Do you use Pic Monkey?
5. What do you wish you had more of on you blog (your answer can’t be followers) such as more DIYS or more pictures?
6. Do you like hot drinks (Tea, Coffee, Hot Cocoa)? If so which ones?
7. Have you ever been to a water park?
8. What season do you like the most?
9. What kind of candy describes your personality?
10. Have you been to Starbucks? Is the coffee as good as everybody says it is?
11. What is your favorite thing to photograph?
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I know I haven’t posted in over a week. I’m in the middle of two very long posts and I was on vacation. Hopefully I’ll get back to a routine posting schedule soon:D

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Wait! I almost forgot here is my coloring page for K.A. and Megan’s coloring challenge.
Thanks for reading:) Talk to ya soon!
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