26 November, 2014

50 Reasons

 Hey everyone :) So, obviously tomorrow is Thanksgiving, which is so awesome, and kind of scary.  I mean, Thanksgiving is the second to last big holiday before Christmas, and after Christmas is New Years, and we'll be in 2015. Woah - what?  Can't believe this year flew by so fast.  Seems like yesterday I was thinking about March and how amazing it would be to have all the snow melt and we would be in summer.  Unbelievable. But this is one of the most exciting times of the year too, so that's pretty cool too.  Anyways, I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving tomorrow.  :)


  One of my friends actually raises turkeys and sells them at Thanksgiving, which is pretty awesome.  A couple days ago they started butchering the turkeys and one of her customers came in to get the turkey. It was actually pretty funny, because when they were butchering one of the turkeys it flapped its wings so hard that one of them fell off.  Well, it was hanging on by a piece of skin, so basically it was off.  So they told the customer that they could give her the turkey that flapped its wings off for a discount. She went in, took one look, and started shrieking "Oh my goodness!" Yeah, kind of funny. lol. 

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  But yeah, what do you guys usually do for Thanksgiving? I don't really do that much, it's basically a kick back and relax day, but we'll see about this year. Oh yeah, and when do you guys get vacation? I get off today, so yesssss! Anyways, today for this week's post, in honor of Thanksgiving (is that, like an actual expression? Do people say "In honor of Thanksgiving"? No? OK. *awkward silence*) I decided to do a post where I list fifty things I'm grateful for.  Basically ever since I was little, I've noticed that people like to make each other say stuff they're thankful for around Thanksgiving. Yeah, I guess it makes sense, but it's always kind of hard to think of things you're "thankful" for, so I decided to put my great brain (nope, not being "uppity" there... just finished reading the book The Great Brain.... so that's probably why my mind is kind of...well...being the way it is....) to work and make a list of things I'm happy for. Yeah, some of them are kind of cheesy and said by everyone, but it really does mean something to me, so rest assured I won't be putting something down just for name sake. So basically that's what this post is going to be about and, let's get on with it :) 

50 REASONS I'M THANKFUL
  
  1.  My friends. Both online and in real life. Without them, life would be pretty boring.
  2. Life. Every day is a new day from Jesus and I feel privileged to have the honor of being allowed to live. 
  3. Jesus Christ. He's my Lord and Savior, and I already said that without friends, life would be pretty boring, but without Jesus, life would be hopeless and not just boring, it would be  horrible.
  4. Blogger. Basically if I hadn't started blogging, I probably wouldn't have some of this boldness that I possess today.  When I started I was so freaking shy and I still am pretty timid, actually I'm still very people-conscious, but I'm not as shy, and part of that reason is because people online actually listened to my ramblings and gave their thoughts without criticizing unnecessarily. :D 
  5. Food. Man am I happy for this stuff. 
  6. Friendship. Kinda goes along with the whole friend thing. But I'm happy this exists. 
  7. Bible.  Without this, well, who knows where I'd be? This is where I go to every single day for encouragement. For the stuff I need to survive.  It's God's Holy Word, and this is what my life is based on. 
  8. Pinterest. I've been finding new photo sites, but Pinterest is very helpful. Very often. Pinterest has great inspirational quotes and they always cheer me up, plus, can we talk about all the other amazing pics?
  9. Internet.  Let's not even talk about this. It's an amazing blessing. 
  10. Fuzzy socks. They're super uper warm and I really like them. 
  11. Writing. God has given me the gift of writing, and I'm really happy about that. I write 'cuz I love it, and I really do love it. Writing is a way to express myself in a way that I couldn't in any other way. I love writing and I'm very thankful for it. 
  12. Music. Please. Let's not even get started. It's such a awesome blessing. It's a way to connect with God, and it's also such an encouragement. Recently I just found the playlist for the movie God's Not Dead, and it's been playing non-stop on Spotify. Really loving those songs. 
  13. Cameras. I love taking pictures (like you all would know :) and cameras are so freaking amazing. Whoever invented them I would like to know. They must have been some kind of genius. 
  14. Christmas. It's coming up and whenever it's the holiday season, I get all excited. Can't wait for it!
  15. For time. And in this case, I need to hurry up because I'm only at #15 and I have 45 reasons left to go. 
  16. Family. Love my family so much <3
  17. For pretty fonts. If I'm designing a header or something, these are really amazing. 
  18. Volleyball. I love love this sport so much. It's my sport and even though I'm not professional at it or anything, it's still pretty amazing. 
  19. Computers. They're a really amazing invention, I gotta say.
  20. The mall. I'm gonna face it, I really do like the mall. It's such a nice  place to be, plus if you're smart, you can have a really good time without spending too much money. (*snorts* Right........please note sarcasm)
  21. Violins. I play violin, so I'm glad they made it.
  22. Sunshine. It makes me happy. 
  23. Snow. I like talking about weather apparently..... But I do love freshly fallen snow, it's so awesome :) Probably one of the best aspects of winter.
  24. YouTube. I think we all spend too much time on this website. Huh? Yeah..... But it's a very nice website in all honesty.... (ranking next to Blogger of course:) 
  25. Happiness. Mainly right now because I'm halfway done with this oh-so-FREAKING-long list. But being happy is such a wonderful feeling. Btw, I did a post on it too, if you want to check it out?? :) here  
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26. GIF's. Those little pictures with moving objects in them? You know what I mean? They are literally so hilarious.
27. Weekends. I'm all for the weekend, guys. Mondays are bleh.
28. Summer. Summer is literally the best season. Hands down.
29. Chocolate. Mmm, the delightful sensation of it sliding down your throat. Love it<3
30. The human brain. It's so complicated and awe-striking. It's only the Lord  Jesus Christ who could've ever made something like it. 
31. Sleep. Such a wonderful, beautiful thing that we all adore.
32. Inspiration. I don't know what category this would fall under, but it's such a wonderful feeling when you get a sudden flicker of inspiration that grows and grows till you have a wonderful idea. (basically talking about all of my post ideas here)
33. Nutella. Now I know not everyone can eat this stuff, but it's really sugary and sweet, and even though I know it's not  healthy for me, sometimes I find myself eating it. *guilty face*
34. Pens. I've always loved glittery pens. They're so pretty. And they actually make my handwriting look decent. 
35. Fall. It's the second best season of the year for so many reasons which I'm not going to go into now. 
36. Thanksgiving. It gives one a break from school, which I am all for. Always. 
37. Black Friday. Love this day so much. I don't know, I've always been a night owl and an early bird, so I literally stay awake till 11:59 P.M. and get up 15 minutes later at 12:15 on Black Friday.
38. Good humor. Such a sweet thing when one has it. 
39. Headphones. They make everything sound so much more better and I always feel really secretive wearing them.
40. Subs. Like you know Sub-Way and those little sandwich thingys we call subs? Yeah, they're amazing. Even after you stay awake for five hours making them. Yup. I seriously did guys.
41. Restaurants. I just love going out to eat.
42. Fairy lights. They're super trendy and they're really cute. And I've never owned any of my own.
43. Water. Swimming pools, showers, and the list goes on and on. Plus, water battles. They're one of a kind.
44. Balloons. They make me feel really happy. 
45. Pillows. They're perfect for pillow fights. And that's really random.
46. Life hacks. Like who knew sticking a straw through a strawberry took the little green thingy out! But really, they're pretty amazing. 
47. Shelter. I'm very grateful for this. If I have a roof over my head, I'm so blessed. 
48. . Brownies. Kinda goes along with chocolate, but they're super yummy :)
49. Good conversation. Staying up late with friends and having awesome conversations and being goofy is so awesome. Even otherwise, just talking and being with your besties is so special. 
50. Being thankful. I'm thankful for the ability to be thankful.  

 

I DID IT!!! Can someone just hand me a container of chewy chocolate chip cookies and pat me on the back?  So there you have it folks - 50 things I'm truly thankful for. What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? 
Thanks for reading and God bless ♥ 
Autumn

P.S. HAPPY THANKSGIVING :D


19 November, 2014

Catching up on a few tags.....

Hello all :) Today I decided to catch up on a few (specifically speaking, two. Doesn't "few" sound better though?)  tags that have been pending lately, mainly because I never felt like sitting down and dishing up an "official" tag post. Well, today I did, so basically this is the result! I'm not going to launch into a big "life update" introductory paragraph, 'cuz that's what I usually end up doing anyways on most of my posts. *guilty smile*. So I hope you guys like this post, and a big thank you to the ones who awarded me :D 

Yeeeaaahhh it’s Friday




Thank you Chloe AND Lydia AND Lydia (two different Lydia's, I assure you:) for awarding this to me! Go check out their blogs if you haven't already :) 

*drumroll*

The Rules:

♥ Thank the person who nominated you.
♥ Leave a link to their page.
♥ Give a brief story about how you started blogging, and share some tips.
♥ Nominate 15 other bloggers
♥ Notify your nominees by email or comment.


HOW I STARTED BLOGGING : 

Well, basically, this is my second blog that I've started.  My other one, (check it out here)  I started in, well, actually I'm not even sure. I think either 2012 or 2011. Probably 2012. Anyways, it's called Onedolloutthere, which if you can kind of tell from the title, is about dolls. Well,sometimes people who own American Girl dolls start YouTube channels where they make videos with them. I used to literally be obsessed with them, and I wanted to make a YouTube channel too. But as it turned out, I wasn't allowed, so I waited. Finally I noticed all these people had something called a blog. I would check out all of their blogs, and would be so crazed about this thing called Blogger. So I asked for permission to start a blog. And I got permission. I didn't want to reveal my real name, so I chose Autumn as a pseudonym, because since the day I had learned Mark Twain's real name was Samuel Langhorne Clemens, I had wanted a pseudonym too. (true story there folks) So happily, I started my first blog. And, I'm going to say it here. The design wasn't the best, and the post quality wasn't exactly to die for either.  But gradually, I learned more and more. Soon I realized I wanted to post about non-doll related stuff as well. Since I wanted to keep Onedolloutthere strictly for dolls, I started Autumn's Readings and Writings. Yeah, the name is pretty pathetic, but oh well. And basically, that's how this blog came about to be. And every day, I still don't know how I got 50 people who actually want tor read my blog posts. Literally insane. ♥ 

SOME BLOGGING TIPS:

Well, I really don't consider myself that wise in the blogging niche, but here are a couple extremely cheesy ones that you've probably heard a gajillion time before :P (But they do really help) 
  • Comment on other people's blogs :) This way they know that you appreciate them, and they in turn will check out your site.
  • Follow other people's blogs. Same as above.
  • Don't do it for page views or followers. Absolutely canNOT stress how important this is. Trust me, I know. If you do it for the fame, you may get it, but it may or may not be because you really tried. But more often than not, you actually won't get that fame. Do it for yourself, to make yourself happy. Do it so that when you see that website pull up in front of you, you can smile at your masterpiece <3 
  • Have a nice design. Pretty much a no-brainer.  People are attracted to a blog with a nice design. Funny that Autumn's saying it, who's had the same design for over a year and it's getting pretty ugly. Yeah well, I'm trying to work on  a new design too.. so yeah... but there are people out there who will design your blog for free, or for a small cost. Look for the free ones, and if they're all gone, try to find the cheapest one. Just a hint :D 


NOMINEES: 









Thank you June for awarding this to me. Go check out her blog! 

RULES:


1.  Thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog.
 
2.  List the rules and display the award.

 
3.  Add 7 facts about yourself.

 
4.  Nominate 15 other bloggers. 

 
5.  Follow on blogger the person who nominated you




 7 FACTS ABOUT ME:

♥ I really really love playing volleyball.

♥ there is a quote that has literally revolutionized my life :
 
 via pinterest
 
♥ I'm kind of a chocolate addict. 
 
♥ If you get to really know me, I'll literally never shut up.  Like ask any of my really close friends, and they can tell you all about it. Honest. 

♥ Since we're on the subject of talking, I really love that British accent. Like, really, how awesome is it? 

♥ I like snow, but I really don't like winter. I like snow days from school, but I don't really like winter.  I like wintr-y clothes and Black Friday, but I don't really like winter. I like Christmas and Christmas break, but I don't really like winter. I like... you get the point. 

♥ I have  nicknames penned to me that are sort of unusual since they do not relate to my name in any sort of way: Lobster, Potato Princess, Potato Machine. Not lying or exaggerating. Promise. 



NOMINEES: basically I'm nominating the same ones I did for the above post. Just a tad too lazy here :)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Thanks for reading this post and God bless <3 
Autumn
 
 P.S. Post ideas?