Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Cotton Eye Joe -and last day to sign up for my free giveaway!-

Rules: Put your music player on shuffle. Then answer the following questions by using the title to each song that plays while on shuffle. Then tag 6 people.
Are you male or female? Dueling Banjos - The Raleigh Ringers
What do people feel when they are around you? Endangered Love - Veggie Tales
Describe your current relationship: Carol of the Bells - Mannheim Steamroller
Where would you like to be right now? Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) - Chris Tomlin
How do you feel about love? Shake Yourself Loose - Vickie Winans
Whats your life like? I'm not ashamed - Newsboys
What would you wish for if you only had one wish? When the sand runs out - Rascal Flatts
Say something wise? Happy Together - The Turtles
If someone says "Is this okay. . ." You say? Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys
How would you describe yourself? Ballerina - Nat King Cole
How do you feel today? What a Wonderful World - Newsong
What is your life's purpose? Everyday People - Nicole C. Mullen
What is your motto? The Hamster Dance - Hampton
What do your friends think of you? Every Move I Make - Various Artists
What do you think of your parents? Again I Say Rejoice - Israel & New Breed
What do you think of very often? The Champion - Carmen
What is 2+2? The Change Inside of Me - MercyMe
What do you think of your best friend? Dance With Me - The Platters
What is your life story? (Love is like a ) Heat Wave - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
What do you want to be when you grow up? It's Not Just Me - Rascal Flatts
What will you dance to at your wedding? Windy - The Association
What will they play at your funeral? Ball of Confusion (That's What the World is Today) - The Temptations
What is your hobby/interest? Sing, Sing, Sing - Chris Tomlin
What is your biggest fear? Innocent - Stellar Kart
What is your biggest secret? Dance Me if You Can - The Cheetah Girls
What do you think of your friends? See Me Through - Rascal Flatts
What will you re-post this as? Cotton Eye Joe - The Hit Crew
I tag:
♥Bleah♥Briann♥ @
Have fun with this guys! I know I laughed while filling this out! :P
Also, MAKE SURE you sign up for my giveaway TODAY! It is the last day to do so!!!!!!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Teen Girl's Daybook #11 (wow...)

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Date... March 29, 2010
Starting time... 9:41 AM
Mood... A mixture of things....
Outside my window... is a light rain
I'm thinking... about Ashley and the mountains
I'm reading... Two or three different things
I'm listening to... Indescribable by Chris Tomlin
I'm wearing... clothes ( :P )
Yesterday... I got to see Mrs. Tammy!!!!! :D :D :D
I'm sad because... we didn't get to go to the mountains this week :'(
I'm hungry for... I have no idea. I'm just hungry! :P
The song stuck inside my head is... The Pirates of the Caribbean song
I want... to finish my current math book SOON
I love... mountain air
I loathe... empty batteries
This week, my goal is... to have a clean room at some point in time this week
Did I meet last week's goal?... We sure did! WOOT WOOT! :P
Ending time... 9:53 AM
Don't forget to enter my giveaway ( )!!! It ends on Wednesday, so hurry and get in on that! :)

Thursday, March 25, 2010


I just bought this Christian book on for 99 cents for my Kindle! I haven't gotten to read it yet, so I can't tell you if it is good or not, but one of my favorite authors, Wayne Thomas Batson ( ), posted on his blog about this and he has assured us all that this book is worth reading. You can go to his blog to see what he wrote about it.
I just thought you all might want to know about this. It is sure to be a great read! :D

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Old Dogs (the movie)

So I recently watched Old Dogs. In my opinion it was a great movie! I loved it! It was HILARIOUS and very sweet at the same time. I love funny movies :) . Anyway, it is about a guy who just recently learned that he is actually a father to a set of seven-year-old twins. When their mother has to go away for two weeks, he ends up taking care of them along with his best friend. However, at the same time these two men are also trying to pull off the biggest business deal of their lives.
I just thought I would let you all know that I liked this movie A LOT and maybe you might like to watch it sometime. If you do (or already have for that matter :P ) tell me what you thought in a comment!
And don't forget to sign up for the giveaway! :D

Monday, March 22, 2010

Teen Girl's Daybook #10

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Date... March 22, 2010

Starting time... 11:07 PM

Mood... Blah....

Outside my window... It is warm-ish.

I'm thinking... about several things

I'm reading... "The Last Thing I remember" by .... I don't remember who it is by... :-/

I'm listening to... chicks in the kitchen chirping

I'm wearing... my comfy pj's!

Yesterday, didn't have to wake up as early as usual :D

I'm sad because... not really sad

I'm hungry for... salad from the Mexican restaurant....

The song stuck inside my head is... Rockin' Robin

I want... new books.... :'(

I love... drama team

I loathe... kids with attitudes

This week, my goal is... to win March Madness!!!! :P

Did I meet last week's goal?... ah, no. :-/

Ending time... 11:26 PM

DON'T FOR GET TO SIGN UP FOR THE GIVEAWAY! I only have two people in it right now and it ends NEXT WEEK. So get in on it while you can ;) .

Also I seem to have missed posting on my two year anniversary :( . On March 19th I reached my two year posting anniversary! :D Although I haven't even reached my 100th post yet ( :( ), I plan to do that in the next few months. Perhaps I will have another giveaway for that? Hmm...

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Help me, please? :-/

So I tried to make a contest button. I designed the button, but I am terribly confused about how to make it an actual button and not just a pretty picture. So can anyone help me??? :-/

Monday, March 15, 2010

Teen Girl's Daybook #10, A Tag, and my very own GIVEAWAY!

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Date... March 15, 2010
Starting time... 5:09 PM
Mood... a bit disappointed
Outside my window... spring is starting to come into action! :D
I'm thinking... about basketball
I'm reading... The Odyssey (still)
I'm listening to... my mother and my sister discuss all the commercials that come onto the tv
I'm wearing... an OBX tshirt and leggings
Yesterday, I... flamingoed some yards! :D
I'm sad because... a few different reasons.
I'm hungry for... Chocolate... *sigh*
The song stuck inside my head is... "No One Like You" by Barlowgirl (I it's by them anyway...)
I want... I have no idea...
I love... my family
I loathe... unpleasant surprises.
This week, my goal is... to memorize Isaiah 49: 28-31
Did I meet last week's goal?... That would be a negative :(
Ending time... 5:52 PM

I had to stop in the middle of that. A very serious case of Law & Order going on, you see :P .

Here is the tag from Eldarwen ( :

1. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be? Umm... Probably Greece. We have been learning about it in school and I have always like it.

2. Why did you start blogging? Well, I starting blogging two years ago, when I was 13, and I don't really remember having a specific reason. I think I just thought it would be incredibly cool. (And I was right! :D )

3. What is your ambition? Ah, now that is a good question. As of right now, I am just trying to figure out what God wants me to do. I would like to become a photographer.

4. How many siblings do you have? I have three siblings. Jackie (13), Joseph (11), and Benjamin (4).
5. What's your favorite subject in school? Er... Well, I really don't have a "favorite". But I do like reading and music.

6. What is your favorite Bible verse? WAY to many to chose from! But I like Joshua 1:9, Isaiah 49:13, and Philippians 4:13. Just to name a few. ;)

7. What is one of your hobbies? Writing. I love to write. I just recently started a new story tat I call 'Fire'. If anybody wants to know what it is about post a comment!

8. If someone handed you a five dollar bill, what would you do with it?
a. slip it in your wallet and think, "Ooh, this will buy me a yummy meal at Sonic!"
b. shove it in your pocket and forget about it, then while you're doing laundry you find it and say, "Hey, mom! Here's that five dollar bill I got the other day!"
c. give it to your younger sibling. It's just five dollars.
d. use it to buy that homeless man a meal.
hmm... probably 'a'. Just take out 'yummy meal at Sonic' and then insert 'book at the used bookstore!' :P

9. If your sibling came to you with their math book and asked for help, you'd say:
a. "Oh, here, let me help you."
b. "Too bad. I'm not good at math. Go ask mom."
c. "I'm sorry, I'm not very good at math. Can you go ask someone else?"
d. "I'm not good at math, but I'll try!"
Probably a, but then they would most likely go to mom anyway because I confused them further! :P

10. If you could have one of the following abilities, which would it be?
a. singing
b. sewing
c. skateboarding
d. song writing
e. guitar playing
f. swimming
g. writing
h. riding a bike
I think I would pick d. That would be so great! :D :D :D

I tag anyone who wants to put this on their blog!

So about this giveaway then! I have decided that I am going to have a giveaway for my two year blogging anniversary! :D So I am going to be giving away a Katie's Kreations necklace and a pair of earrings. You can go to to see the necklaces and to to see the earrings. You will be able to pick out the colors you want in your necklace or earrings and then I will ship them to you. :D

Here are the rules:
1. To be entered, just post a comment saying that you want to be entered into the drawing.
2. For extra entries:
a. become a follower of my blog (if you are already a follower it still counts, but please tell me that you are follower. Also, if you become a follow on bloglovin it counts but you have to tell me! )

b.write a post on your blog about my giveaway

c. if people find their way over to my giveaway from your blog, have them tell me that you were the person who sent them over! I will give you another entry for every person that you get to enter.

d. create a design that I could use for a blog button. I would like it to say 'Playing for Him' and then somewhere to say 'Joshua 1:9' or the actual verse if you have room. Besides that, be creative! I want to see what you get out of my blog on that button! ;)

e. If you don't know how to make a blog button (don't feel bad! I don't either :P ) post your favorite Bible verse in a comment.

3. There will be two winners that I will randomly select. The first person will get a necklace and the second will get the earrings.

4. I will only ship within the USA. Sorry! :-/


Now, I may add more to that, and if I do, I will let everyone know! Also, feel free to take the pictures of my jewelry from those pages up there for your blog posts! The giveaway ends on the last day of March, so hurry and get in on it all! ;)

Saturday, March 13, 2010


Does anyone else love the rain? Or, to be more exact, the sound of rain? I sure do! Someone should record the sound of rain and sell it. Of course, a recorded version could never even touch the sound of real rain. I especially like to listen to it when I am going to sleep, or when I am under a tin roof. Sometimes I will even stand on something and put my ear up against a low ceiling just so that I can hear more distinctly the sound of each drop hitting the roof. It is like God is telling me that He loves me. Like He is wrapping me up in His wonderful arms and telling me that it is going to be alright whenever I have had a bad day. Like yesterday, I just woke up feeling all depressed and lonely and pretty much went through the day feeling like that. Later that night, I was reading my Bible and came to Isaiah 49:13. It says:
" Shout for joy, O heavens;
rejoice, O earth;
burst into song, O mountains!
For the Lord comforts his people and will have compassion on his afflicted ones."
As soon as I finished reading that, it started raining! Immediately I felt better. I knew that God and sent those few minutes of rain just for me.
Does anything make you feel this way? I hope so.

Friday, March 12, 2010

A GREAT Giveaway

Erin over at The Vintage Pearl ( is having an AWESOME giveaway! She is giving away TWO $50 gift certificate to there online shop ( . Her jewelry is BEAUTIFUL.

Also, be on the look out for a possible giveaway of my own. My two year blogging anniversary is coming up and I want to celebrate it some way.....

Tag! :D

This tag is from Rachel at . All you do is grab the closest book to you, flip to page 123, go the fifth sentence on the page and then post the next five sentences.

"A badge swung from a striped lanyard that hung around his neck. Robert ignored him and spoke directly to Harlan.
'One hundred and thirty-four people,' he said.
Harlan blinked.
'We confirmed that number right?...' "

That is from 'Burn' by Ted Dekker and Erin Healy. I haven't actually finished this book yet, but so far it is great!

Okay, I tag:

Mac and Kat @ Beautiful Elegant Designs

Kendrabelle @ ~Carpe Diem~

And anyone else who is a Ted Dekker or Erin Healy fan!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Happy 13th Birthday, Jackie!

Tuesday was my younger sister's 13th birthday! Jackie is now an official teen!
We started the day out by taking the whole family out to eat for breakfast. Then my parents, Jackie, and I all went to the mall to get Jackie a pair of black Converse that she has been asking for for a while now.

While we were at the mall we decided to take a ride on the carousal. You can see my dad below riding on his faster-then-lighting zebra! Jackie decided on a panda and I rode a tiger that came complete with a very hard, plastic back! :D My mother decided to just take pictures.

We went out to eat for lunch and then it was off to the beach for Jackie's birthday pictures. Each year, my Mom takes us out somewhere and we do our birthday pictures. Jackie chose the beach. So while Jackie and Momma went around taking pictures, Daddy and I went around trying to find shelter from the chilly wind. I also took a few pictures with my digicam.

I know that Jackie isn't actually in this one, but I really like it! What do you think?

And then! We went to COLD STONE CREAMERY!!!! If you have never been to this place, you need to go ASAP. It's awesome. Anyway, that picture down there is my mother, Jackie, and I all enjoying our various ice creams. YUM.

So happy 13th birthday, Jackie! I love you!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Teen Girl's Daybook #9

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Date... March 8, 2010
Starting time... 9:03 pm
Mood... excited
Outside my window... Is very black
I'm thinking... about tomorrow
I'm reading... The Odyssey
I'm listening to... a basketball game on the tv
I'm wearing... my Cornerstone youth shirt, jean shorts
Yesterday, I... went to church
I'm sad because... I finished the Katie Weldon series this week :(
I'm hungry for... I don't really know! That's very rare. :P
The song stuck inside my head is... When the saints come marching in
I want... to read good christian fantasy book
I love... photography
I loathe... bad lighting
This week, my goal is... To write at least two pages in my new story that I'm writing, "Fire"
Did I meet last week's goal?... Yup
Ending time... 9:26 pm

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Tag from Eldarwen

If I were a gemstone, I would be a Blue Topaz.

If I were a scent, I would be fresh cut grass.

If I were a shoe, I would be a... Sandal.

If I were the weather, I'd be that rainbow that come right after a heavy rain.

If I were a facial expression, I'd be one of those funny faces that you make at you best friend.

If I were a car, I'd be on of those really old orange trucks.

If I were a time of day, I would be the time of day I would be dawn.

If I were a month, I would be June.

If I were a place, I would be a book store.

If I were a drink, I'd be ice tea.

If I were a taste, I would be sweet.

If I were an animal, I would be a horse.

If I were a food, I would be Greek salad! (YUM.)

If I were a color I would be orange.

If I were an instrument, I would be a stand up bass.

If I were a flower, I would be a hydrangea.

If I were a song, I would be "We Shine" by Stellar Kart.

If I were a planet, I would be Saturn.

If I were an object, I would be an old book.

If I were a fruit I would be a kiwi.

If I were a sound, I would be rain hitting your roof while you fall asleep.

If I were a day, I would be Thursday.

Okay, just so you know, I listed all the things that I really like. I have no idea how to compare myself with a smell, so I just decided to list things that I like. :P
I tag:
Just so you all know if I didn't tag you and you still want to do it, go ahead! Tell me you did it in a comment and I will come read it! Oh, and you don't have to put picture with all the answers, I just did it to make it a little more interesting. ;)

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Basketball has come to a (almost) close!

Well, the church basketball season ended today for my team and I. We played two games. We won the the first and lost the last. In the first game, I hit three 3 pointers plus another 2 pointer basket! In the second game I had to come out of the game during the fourth period because I got an elbow to the nose. My nose started bleeding pretty bad, but it stopped about ten to fifteen minutes after the blow and now all the swelling has gone down! :D All that's left is a headache.
Below is the whole team. I am in the green jacket and Jackie, my sister, is over two people from me.

And here I am holding ice up to my nose after the bleeding had stopped.

Now, the reason I say that the season has almost come to a close is my church as an annual "March Madness" night. That night the church ladies go against the church girl youth in basketball! The same thing happens for the all the men and boys. I can't wait for it to happen! Last year the girls and boys youth won. I wonder if it will be the same this year???

Tomorrow is my Mom's birthday ( )! So, just in case I can't post tomorrow, I want to go ahead and say Happy Birthday to my Mom. I love you, Mommy!

Friday, March 5, 2010


I have to admit. Bladen is quickly becoming my favorite pet. :D
Tomorrow, I have my last two basketball games of the season! Please be keeping my team and I in your prayers. We would love to go out with bang! ;)

Monday, March 1, 2010

Teen Girl's Daybook #8 and Blog Party!

First of all, here it the Teen Girls Daybook! If you would like to participate in a Teen Girl's Daybook, click here.
Date... March 1, 2010
Starting time... 3:28 pm
Mood... expecting
Outside my window... I can't see outsidde my window... It has curtains right now.
I'm thinking... about piano
I'm reading... Some thing for school as well as a few "pleasure" books.
I'm listening to... My Momma talk to Mrs. Jamie.
I'm wearing... ankle brace, my Liberty basketball shirt, and basketball shorts
Yesterday, I... went iceskating!
I'm sad because... we didn't get to go to the State basketball competition to watch my friends.
I'm hungry for... A watermelon slushie from Sonic...
The song stuck inside my head is... "Indescribeable" by Chris Tomlin
I want... to do some dama (or creative movement... whatever you wanna call it. :P )
I love... books
I loathe... boring books
This week, my goal is... to figure out what I am going to get my mother and sister for their birthdays!!!
Did I meet last week's goal?... Actually, yes!
Ending time... 3:36 pm

AND NOW! THE INTERVIEW QUESTIONS FOR THE BLOG PARTY!!!!! (You guys should really check that out! It is gonna be AWESOME! Just click the button on teh sidebar over their --> to see about it!)

1. What's your favorite time of the day, and why? Hmm... I don't really have a 'favorite' time of day, but I do like meal times! :P

2. If health wasn't an issue, what food could you live off of? Aw, man. I could TOTALLY live of off Fettuccine Alfredo and garlic bread... Yum....

3. If you could have one wish granted (besides wishing for more wishes), what would it be? Well, now, that's a bit of a hard one... I guess that I would wish for World Peace... Just kidding! :P I really have no idea what I would wish for!

4. What's one thing that you get teased about a lot? That would be my feet. I have very big feet. I trip over them a lot. It's really quite funny most of the time.

5. If you could choose one movie, book, or TV show to spend your life in, which would you pick? What type of character would you be? Probably either Bryan Davis' series "Dragons in our Midst"/"Oracles of Fire" or Wayne Thomas Batson's "The Door Within" series. As far as the character goes, I would be the quiet one in the back, waiting to see what is going to happen.

6. If you could have one talent that you don't already have, what would it be? To be able to read school books faster, yet still retain everything... Yes, that would be quite heavenly :D

7.If money were no object, where would you go on vacation? I would go all over the world and take pictures to my heart's content.

8. If you were an awesome singer, which genre would you sing? Contemporary Christian.

9. If you could have a $10,000 shopping spree to one store, what would it be? Biggest book store in the world!

10. If you could live in any point in time, when would it be? Well, I kinda like the time I'm living in now.

11. If every outfit in your wardrobe had to be one color, what would it be? Green or orange.

12. If you were one of the seven dwarfs, which one would you be?(Doc, Grumpy, Sneezy, Sleepy, Bashful, Happy, or Dopey) A mix between Doc and Happy.

13. What's the last album you listened to? Er... I don't know! I pretty much just listen to my iPod on shuffle. I think that last song I heard was "We Shine" by Stellar Kart.

14. What's something we'd be surprised to know about you? Well, let's just see here... Hm... Um. I guess you might be surprised to know that I have written a 27 paged paper on how we can get God back into America's media. That's about the only thing I can think about.....

Well, there you are, folks! Make sure you go on over to the blog party and check it out! There are some AWESOME giveaways over there!

Speaking about giveaways, Mac and Kat, over at Beautiful Elegant Designs, are having an awesome giveaway! Make sure you check it out also! Just click on their button.