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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

QQ Buttons!

Updated~If you want to know more about my QQ (Quotes Quiz), click HERE to go to my first post about it, and click HERE to learn more about the rules and prizes. The link :::MY QQ POSTS::: just below my header will take you to all the posts about QQ.
Notice~I am not trying to take anything or anybody away from Jo March's Movie Quotes Quiz, or from anyone else's. I'm just doing it for fun.

And the first place winner is...Hayley! Congratulations! (Of course, you've probably seen most movies I've seen...but still, good job!)

Here is your button, Hayley~
(I couldn't find any pictures with just the girl in the pink hat, but this is the closest I found...Tell me if you want me to change it for you, or make a different one.)

Here's Ashley's button~
And EchoOfMercy's Button~
Just let me know if you guys want me to change anything!

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

QQ Winners!

Alright, here are this weeks quote quiz winners!


1st place~ Hayley! Congratulations!


2nd place~ Ashley! Woohoo!


3rd place~ EchoOfMercy! Yay!!!

You guys may comment with your specifications on background pictures, fonts, and font colors! If you want a little more information on this, look at the post below. :) Next week I'll post the next quotes!

I have a question for you guys. Should I post the answers and/or points the contestants scored, or just keep it as it is?

Lastly, do any of you know of a blog makeover contest? I really need a permanent makeover, preferably by My Designer Girl (I love her work!) Anyone know of a contest?...

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Friday, September 24, 2010

Even more!

Last night I came up with an addition to the movie Quotes Quiz idea. So, without further ado, here it is!
At the end of every month (usually two complete quotes quizzes), the person who has the most points will (1) get a 'Winner of the Month' award with the choice of the background picture, font and font color, and (2) be announced here on my blog, along with their blog button and an urging from me to visit their blog. However, if a person wins twice in a row, the person in second place will be mentioned (I will mention it if this happens). Also, every month the second and third place winners will also get their personalized awards to put on their blogs. All other participants will get an, 'I participated' button, which the first, second, and third place winners do not get.
If you have any questions, just comment!

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Movie Quotes Quiz #1!

Sorry, but I completely forgot about the movie quote quiz I wanted to do! Actually, I've decided to start a weekly movie quotes contest. I'll post the quotes, and the next week I'll give the answers, and the next week I'll post more quotes! I might even throw in a bonus button for the prize! By the way, the quotes will be from both animated and live-action movies, but every once in a while, I'll make it either just animated or just live-action. Here are the rules that must be followed to participate.

  1. You may ask a family member or call a friend to help you on a quote quiz, but no looking it up on the internet!
  2. If this is your first time participating, I'd like it if you followed me (if you don't already). Doing so will give you an extra point, whereas posting about it will give you three points, and putting my blog button and/or the QQ button on your blog will also give you three points!
  3. If you want to have your name put on the list of people who will participate in future QQ's, please comment and ask for me to, and I will.
  4. If you guess both the person(s) who said it and the movie it's from, you get 2 points, but if you only correctly guess one of the two, you get 1 point.
  5. The person with the most points (got the most questions right, unless a first-timer) wins!
  6. Have fun!
Here are two different pictures you can put on your blog, if you want to-

Whew, I did so much planning I almost forgot the quotes! :P Anyway, here they are-

#1. "Some people would rather have nothing than settle for less."

#2. "Don't think you are, know you are."

#3. "Two new species in as many minutes."

#4. "Knocked over!"

#5. "Think, Danielle, think really hard."

#6. "Sully, you're not supposed to name it. Once you name it, you start getting attached to it!"

#7. "Don't worry. I'm not going anywhere."

#8."Well, he's never gonna stop bouncing, that's for sure."

#9. "Oh, that meat-lover's pizza's not loving me back at all..."

#10. "How about this- you write four copies of a letter, and I'll send my four fastest ships."

#11. "Off with their heads!" (Easy one, I know.)

#12. "Hey, ho, what's that sound, all the mammoths are in the ground."

#13. "Do your very best not to scream."

#14. "It's so fluffy I'm gonna die!"

#15. "Dude. I'm from Detroit."

And there you are! I really hope you enjoy this post, and also the future ones! If you have any suggestions for improvements, or just ideas, they are greatly appreciated!

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Day 30 (and the very last!)

Wow, I can't believe this is the very last challenge post! It went by so fast... Anyway, I've been thinking and thinking and thinking of a motto or philosophy, and I didn't think of one until today (9/17). So I am again a day late. Ugh. And it's the last one, too! Well, I looked up a random quote in a book, and here it is- "Be friendly to all and a burden to no one. Let your manner be courteous, your forgiveness willing, your promises true, and your speech wise."

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Day 29

Hopes, plans, and dreams I have for the next 365 days... Well. I (think you know this one) really, really, really want to publish a book, or rather take the first steps to getting one published. There's a hope, plan, and dream all in one.
Wow, now that I think of it, I can't think. I mean, can't think of anything else I'm really wanting to accomplish in the next year. :) I mean, well, I would like to finish 9th grade, and I'd like to read a lot of books (including those on my Kindle [yes, I did finally get it!]), and I'd like to go hunting this fall, and I'd like to get something while I'm hunting this fall, and... Wow, I guess I do have more things I'd like to do this next year! How 'bout that...

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Day 28

Oooh... I think I have a pretty good scar-tellin' story. There's a scar on the tip of my ring finger of my left hand. I got it from unsheathing a knife my next-to-oldest brother had just bought. The irony of the whole thing, though, was that my mom had told me just before to not cut myself. I assured her I wouldn't, and then, holding it in just the 'right' way, I slid the knife out. I had put my ring finger just at the spot where the blade was coming out. Actually, I didn't feel anything (which means it was deep), except that the tip of my finger was cold all of the sudden. I think when I saw it, I was thinking, "Wow. That's bad." Anyway, there's only a roughly 6 mm scar left to tell the tragic tale. (Yes, I did measure it. Call me weird if you want, but I was kinda curious.)

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Monday, September 13, 2010

Day 27

I know Jillian at His Handmaidens has chosen this particular physical feature, and probably others, but I like it, and I use them the most- hands. You can do so many things with them, and very few things without them. One of my favorite thing to do with them is (you guessed it) writing.
There are also many unique things to do, like make a really weird face (for instance, look at the picture below).
And there you go, with the 27th challenge post! Wow, I'm almost finished! That went by fast...

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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Day 26

Here's a childhood memory of mine- I remember going on a homeschool field trip to a sort of amusement park thing a looooong time ago. All I really remember is walking into a large whale's mouth and seeing Jonah inside. But, sadly, no one can back up my memory, because everyone I've asked that I think went there doesn't remember! I'm sure it wasn't a dream, because I also remember it being very warm, and lots of times my older family members and friends wouldn't go on a ride with me. :( Oh well.

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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Day 25

In today's post, here's a recipe for y'all. I hafta warn you, though, I'm copying it from a card my brother wrote, and his handwriting isn't the greatest, so if your lemon bars end up coming out burnt or green, it isn't directly my fault.

Lemon Bars

2 C. plus 4 Tbsp. flour. Separate.
1 C. butter-softened
1 C. powdered sugar
4 eggs
1 C. sugar
6 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. baking powder

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Combine the 2 C. flour and butter and powdered sugar. Press into 13x9" pan. Bake 20 minutes.
  3. Beat eggs w/mixer. Add sugar; blend well. Add lemon juice; beat well. Add baking powder and 4 Tbsp. flower; beat well.
  4. Pour mixture over hot crust; do not let cool. Bake 20-25 minutes. Dust top with powdered sugar.

And there you are! Hope you enjoy it!

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Friday, September 10, 2010

Day 24 / Eldarwen's giveaway

The Bourne Identity. That's a movie I'm pretty sure at least some of you wouldn't think I'd love. I just watched it, along with the second and third one, for the second time last week. I'd forgotten how good they were! I think I might just have to put that series up to my favorite series and movie(s). (And by the way, we use Clearplay for it!)
Maybe some of you who know me more are really thinking, "Yup, that sounds like the type of movie she'd like, knowing her," but I don't know that, so I chose it anyway.
By the way, Eldarwen is having a 500th post giveaway which includes a really neat-looking Eldarwen-made bag and a pretty wallet. To go to her blog, you can click HERE.

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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Day 23

A way in which I want to be remembered?...Uh...I'd want to be remembered as a..................................................................................................................................................writer. Bet you couldn't see that one coming. ;) Yup, it was probably totally unexpected. But I would like to be remembered as, if not an actual has-at-least-one-book-published authoress, at least someone who loves writing.
Because y'all know how much I love it. Come to think of it, almost every challenge post I've written has been either about reading or writing. Huh, imagine that. :)

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Day 22

For a website, I've (obviously) chosen NaNoWriMo. But it's not the main site, like on the button above. It's the YWP (Young Writer's Program). If you want to write a novel but don't have the right motivation, I strongly suggest this! If you have any questions about it, you can comment and I'll answer all questions if I can. Here's the link-
And here's the main site, if you want it-

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Day 21

One thing (of many) that I do differently than most people would be that I never stop reading at the end of a chapter. I stop a couple sentences into the next chapter first. I don't really know why, but I just do. :/

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Monday, September 6, 2010

Day 20

For me, reading would totally be a hobby. There is rarely a day that goes by when I haven't read at least a little. And loving to read makes it even better.
Yup, that photo is pretty much how it is.

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Sunday, September 5, 2010

Day 19

Well, my mom said that a talent of mine would be drawing. I don't know who else has chosen this already, so I'll do it. One thing about my drawing, though, is I can't just come up with something out of my head and have it turn out even mildly good or how I wanted it to be. Kinda like this-
(That's not something I drew, by the way.) I can only draw copies of other people's work. Not trace it, but just look at the drawing, and sort of imitate it. Anyway, that's my post!

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Saturday, September 4, 2010

Day 18

I think a time when I felt passionate and alive was when I was while I was doing NaNoWriMo, because I honestly love writing.
And writing a thousand words every single day for a whole month was bliss. I can't wait until this coming November, when I'll get to do it again. Click on this link: HERE to go to my writing blog and get information about NaNoWriMo.

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Friday, September 3, 2010

Day 17

For today's challenge, I was supposed to pick out an art piece, and so I looked through my e-mails for an amazing art piece, and I found it-
Isn't the detail amazing? And get this- it's all made completely out of sand! Here's a different view of the same thing-
I though that it was totally adequate enough to put on. Hope you liked 'em!

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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Day 16

I really can't think of a song that's makes me cry. Not even the happy kind of tears. So I guess I'll just name another song... Rugs from Me to You by Owl City. That song didn't make me cry, but I like it, and I thought that I should probably post about a song. Anyway, there it is!

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Day 15 / Blissful Makeover

Updated! There's a great giveaway at Bliss! Just reading the button will tell you everything about it. You really should enter if you need or want a complete blog makeover! Below's the button, and you can click the link above to go to the post.
I'd say that a person I admire would be Agatha Christie. She was an amazing writer. All of her books are so complicated and so good, it's--well--amazing!
I think she even got knighted (I think that's what it's called) by the Queen of England for writing such great books. I admire her because she's such a good writer, and because I love writing myself.

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