May 30, 2012

How kind!


Wow! I won an award! Thanks Sea! She is the one who nominated me if you didn't know. This is a lot of work... and I have things to do, but I'll make a bit of time- as long as it won't take too long!

Kreativ? Really? Get your spelling right!
The rules (who's big idea was it to have rules?):  I must answer ten questions (Do I have to?).  I must give ten random facts (I'm simply overcome with joy).  I must pass it on to seven doomed recipients (I hope they survive it).
What is your favorite song?  I have a lot of favorites, but I'd have to say God Gave me You by Blake Shelton (sigh)
What is your favorite dessert?  My grandma's cherry pie! No wait, ice cream? I don't know. Who invented these dumb questions anyway?
What ticks you off?  My brother playing with the radio while he's driving. There's the end of me (he drives me everywhere and can't settle on a station)!
When you’re upset, what do you do?  I get super quiet and go sit down with a huge bowl of mint chocolate chip ice cream to read.
What is your favorite pet?  My favorite pet..... well if the question was who is my favorite pet, it'd be Shirley, because that's the only pet I have. But my favorite animal is a horse.
Which do you prefer: black or white?  Neither (they're both super boring colors), but if I had to pick one, it'd be white because in the summer black soaks up all the sun and makes you super duper hot (temperature wise).
What is your attitude?  Um.... let me rephrase that: What is my attitude when I'm eating cookies? Extraordinary.
What is perfection? Perfection is when you care so much it just irks the people around you. I am one of those people (the one around you). I have something against perfectionists. Actually some of my really good friends are perfectionists and I love them dearly *Still wondering how I manage*
What is your guilty pleasure? Eating actual German chocolate in front of all the guys in my class while they're all drooling and begging. I take pleasure in the oddest things....
And now, here are my ten facts:
1. I have driven my dad's truck even though I'm not allowed to legally drive yet
2. I had a boyfriend in preschool
3. I know a congressman personally: I've talked to him a few times
4. I'm sure you all know this but I LOVE reading and writing obviously ;)
5. The worst grade I got in school was an E- otherwise I'm a strait A student 
6. My favorite food is either grilled hamburgers or my mom's chicken noodle soup
7. I am part of a cheerleading team 
8. The cheerleading team is not what you think it is! It's for my dad's and brother's church league
9. The thought of barbecue and ranch dressing on pizza disgusts me (they have those instead of pizza sauce now-days)
LAST ONE! WHEW! 
10. I'm gonna run a sub-four (under four minute mile) which is nearly impossible to do in high school when I'm "fit and focused!"


Another award is the following one.


At least this one's spelled correctly....







Ooh! Look, look! This one has rules too! Mr. Rule-Maker has been busy indeed.
Rules:
  1. This award is for book bloggers only. To receive this award the blog must be at least 50% about books (reading or writing is okay).
  2. Along with receiving this award, you must also share your top five favorite books you have ever read. (More than five is okay).
  3. You must give this award to 5-10 other lucky book blogs you adore. Those of you who I've nominated, copy and paste this into your blog and just do what it says ;)
Really? Do I have to adore the blogs? It isn't enough to find them amusing and an interesting way to pass time? *Sigh* Fine. I'll "adore" them.
  1. Canterwood Crest, Jessica Burkhart
  2. The Mother Daughter Book Club, Heather Vogel Frederick
  3. 39 Clues, assortment of authors
  4. I am Number Four, Pittacus Lore 
  5. The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

There are so many great books and it's hard to choose just five. But alas, here we go with the awards being passed out. I must hasten on, for I have exams to study for!


Here are the recipients of the awards that I am being forced to give out. The awards go to the following:







 Thanks again Sea! Love ya! But please don't nominate me for anything again. This took me forever!
July

May 26, 2012

Sorry

Hey guys, sorry I haven't been on my computer all weekend.... so I haven't posted. Well I can't any more tonight, but I promise I will post again tomorrow so don't panic!
July

May 23, 2012

Last soccer game: results!

Hey everyone! Yesterday I mentioned our last soccer game and it turns out, we won! Last time we played that team they smashed us, but this time we won 3:1! I was really happy and all. But my friend Emaline got headed in the face and today at school she had a big black and blue mark around her eye from it... It was really fun though and at the end of the game we got a big Gatorade and a very nice card that she wrote specifically for all of us. I'm kinda sad that the season is done and can't wait for next year! Thankfully this summer I'll be doing a soccer camp with the 8th grade coach and another great teacher Mr. Angler. I can't wait but sadly Christine is not doing it with me because she doesn't want to improve her skills. Actually she had another excuse, which I thought was kinda lame (no offense Christine) but it's too long to type out. Who else played sports this year and how did you all do?
My brother is in high school and he got his year book a couple days ago... I looked for the girl's hockey (my favorite sport) picture, BUT THEY ONLY HAVE GUYS HOCKEY! I'm sooooo mad! Ugh. I'll just have to find another team somewhere. My dream is to be on the USA Olympic ice hockey team.... BUT THAT CAN'T HAPPEN IF I DON'T PLAY ON A TEAM FIRST! Sorry, you can see that I really want to play on a team. Ok before I bore you more with my sports life, I should go work on a math lesson.
IGTS,
July

May 22, 2012

Last Game today!

Hey readers! Today is my last soccer game..... I'm kinda sad, but it will be good to have some time to myself again. Soccer takes up a ton of time! Wish Christine and me luck! I really have to work on some homework before the game, so I'll talk to you later. In your spare time take this quiz that I discovered today while trying to find a picture of a cartoon dog... it said I was Po by the way.....
It's a cute quiz and NO I'm not three years old although if you ask Sea, sometimes people might think so...
July

May 19, 2012

I'm Backkk!

Hey girls! I've arrived home from camp! Thanks so so much for your advice, but my final decision was to  come home. I was much happier that way anyway because if I wouldn't been there I would have been worrying all day about not being home and, well you know. It was very fun though and we picked a school theme for next year and learned how to be leaders (since we'll be 8th graders next year and the younger kids will be looking at us to see how to fit in). I swam in the lake with Chris (tine) but Sea and Rianna (another good friend of ours) didn't want to. They also had a high ropes course which was 32 feet high, a outdoor rock wall, and a zip line! That was really fun. We also had to go Geo-cashing but my groups GPS didn't work so the teacher in charge of that station just told us where to go. The theme we picked is Shaped by Christ with the verse
Isaiah 64:8
Yet, O Lord, you are our Father. 
We are the clay, you are the potter; 
 we are all the work of your hand.



I really liked another theme better, but this one is great too. The other one I liked was G.R.O.W.T.H (God remembers our words then helps) with the verse 
Psalm 34:17
The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them;
he delivers them from all their troubles.



My favorite one was my idea, but I couldn't find where it was found in the Bible for the life of me when I really needed it! I still presented the idea because I knew the general message to the verse but another one in my group won over it. My theme was Bold as a Lion with the verse
Proverbs 28:1 (now that I'm home I could look on my little sheet with my favorite verses and find it)
The wicked man flees though no one pursues, 
but the righteous are as bold as a lion.



Oh well, because over all I had a great time.


Just a note, the sentence story will be ending very soon, so feel free to wrap it up if you can. Thanks so much for participating! All the slots are filled up but if you want to still add to it, make your own slot and color that hasn't been used yet.
Thanks again for your support with camp, it means more than you think.
July

May 15, 2012

Today, I need *your* advice!

Hey guys,
You know I'm usually the one to give advice, but today I would appreciate your advice so, so much. So we have a camp coming up for our school and last time we went, I got so homesick to the point of barfing... ok you didn't need to know that, did you? I get homesick every single time I go anywhere over night. I don't do sleepovers, unless they are at my grandma's and I'm feeling really good because even though it's at my grandma's house, I still don't do them. But the problem with this camp is that it's like an hour and a half away so I can't come home if I really need to. Plus we are going with the 8th grade teachers, who I don't know and they don't know me or my problems. So I have two options:
1- tough it out no matter how many times I hurl
2- go home at night with a teacher who is not staying and come back in the morning

Which one should I pick because those of you who have been sick with the stomach flu lately, know how un-fun it can be with a stomach ache.
I don't want to miss anything, but I don't want to be stuck there with a gross taste in my mouth just wishing I was home and not having any fun at all.
Have any of you had any experiences like mine at camps or am I the only one with this problem?

HELP ME!
July

May 13, 2012

And the winner is......

Hey guys!
So you know I had a pole for the cover of my book (you could vote for your favorite cover and title). The title options were Stephie or Dancing in the Rain and the winner was.......... Dancing in the Rain! 
*Just a note*
The title and cover may change in the future so don't be alarmed.

And the cover that won... I'm sure you're all wondering, belonged to Abbi from http://abbisbookblog.blogspot.com/
Congrats Abbi! Your cover won the vote! Thank you so much for making the cover for me.



And everybody else, I really appreciate your submissions for the contest, every single one of yours was great too.

Make sure that you remember to vote for the horse name as well! And click here to visit our sentence story, it looks like that has come to a pause and we need more writers! Thanks for your help!

One more thing, I promise, just one. Click here to visit Sea's and my shared blog. Please follow us and submit recipe and craft suggestions to either
seana.j.vixen@gmail.com
or
julya.emmance@gmail.com
Love to my fellow bloggers,
July, oh and Happy Mother's Day to you all!

May 10, 2012

The Creative Clique!

Hey everybody!
Big news! Sea and I decided to start a blog together called The Creative Clique! But don't be fooled by the name, we welcome all followers with open arms! Check it out here and try to be the first to follow besides Sea and I who follow our own blogs. Yup I know, cheesy, right?
Can't wait to meet you there!

May 09, 2012

Reminders

Hey everybody! Just a reminder that there is only one day left to vote for which cover you like best (on the right side of my blog)! So if you haven't done that yet click here to see the covers that are up for option. Also, make sure you vote for the horse name you like best (also on the right side of my blog) soon. I really appreciate your opinions!

Another little house cleaning thing is that I have a sentence story thing going and I need your help keeping it running! Click here for info and here get to the story! Make sure that you read the instructions before you write and enjoy!
July


May 08, 2012

Armswag ;)




 The first time I heard the term "Armswag" was in the Brazilian blogs that are always at the cutting edge of fashion. It basically consists of using multiple bracelets in various designs, colors and styles, all at once, making a mix that creates a different and bold look - gold, silverneon,beads, leather, thinthick, even the watch can join the danceThe keys are mixing and composingTo avoid falling into exaggeration or ridicule one has to use not only creativitybut also to have good taste, so that the pieces harmonize with each other and are mixed with consistency,charm and elegance, but in a style that is  fun either. So now is we have to go for it, gather all the bracelets we have at home, choose them carefully,adorn our arms and join the freedom to innovateShall we?

~ Aida (http://cottoncandy-peaches.blogspot.com/)

Or in my definition: Random bracelets that you find around the house and then cram all on one arm haphazardly and call it "Armswag".


































Thanks to Aida from
http://cottoncandy-peaches.blogspot.com/
for the first definition and pictures!

Have fun arranging girls! 
Julyabelle