My Bucket List!

Hey guys! I decided to show you my bucket list! A lot of these include traveling and visiting places.

  1. Road Trip across America!

Now this would be really cool. I have taken shorter road trips, but I’d love to go out west more, so that would be pretty epic!!

2. Become close-to-fluent in another language.

So, I am starting to learn French, and I hope to one day become close-to-fluent in either French or another language.

3. Go to India

My bff’s family is from India, I’d love to visit! I’ve seen photos and it looks beautiful!

4. Travel somewhere with my BFF

If we are still close, we have been talking about traveling together when we’re older. It combines two of my favorite things: traveling and my BFF!

5. Visit all 7 continents

I’d love to try to visit each continent! Maybe not Antarctica, though. I still think this is a super cool idea, though.

6. Visit the four corner states!

This would be SUPER cool! I’ve never been, and it would be pretty fascinating to go!

7. Write a Story!

I enjoy writing, so writing a story would be awesome! Even if it was a picture book. that would actually be pretty cool too.

8. Ride in a hot air balloon!

This would be really cool.

9. Visit all 50 states!

Now this would be awesome! I’ve already visited a bunch, and this would be part of my road trip across America.

 

Also, I have an announcement. I won’t be posting for a little bit (besides AAWC 3 in a couple days), because I’m going away. I will (hopefully) be able to post this week a bit, but I am very busy.

Do you have a bucket list? If so, what’s on it?

~ Arabella

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Guess What?!

Ariana's Flying Life

Hey guys, so I feel like starting the new off right, even if we are 13 days into it. 🙂

So, I have made my first photo tag! Then on January 17th a little while ago Zella and I decided we were both going to contribute to our blogs. 🙂 I am going to talk about Humility, and she is going to do a Bible Verse Wednesday for us. And because she is so prepared she already had it done. *claps*

But, I want to give one more fun thing to January, spring, a new year, amazing 2018!

So…I am hosting a blog party! Yes, yes, I know, you are like “You just had one.” 

Actually, if you look at it in the right way…it was a year ago. *winks mischievously* Besides, now I have more followers and I want them to be able to share their blog.

If…

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Comparison between Homeschool and Public School {Collab with Hope}

Heya! Hope and I are doing a really cool (at least in my opinion) collab. Check out her blog if you haven’t! First, both Hope and I will be answering some questions, and then I will answer a couple other questions as well.

1. What time do you wake up in the mornings?

Me: I wake up about 6:00-6:45 to make sure I have time before the bus comes.

Hope: Sometimes, usually just in math or at the end of the year.

2. Do you have tests?

Me: Yes, but only at the end of certain units or the  beginning/end of the school year.

Hope: Sometimes, usually just in math or at the end of the year.
3. What is your usual schedule?

Me: First we have our main subjects. Then is recess and lunch, after that is special.

Hope: I don’t really have a schedule, I just do my work and then I’m done!
4. What time do you normally finish school?

Me: About 2:15 every day, but I don’t get home until 3 (the bus ride isn’t that long, though)

Hope: It really depends, usually sometime before lunch. (me: Lucky!!)
5. What time do you usually start school?

Me: About 8:30 in the morning, but I have to leave earlier.

Hope: After breakfast and worship time.
6. If you become a parent, will you want to homeschool them or have them go to public school?

Me: I like the idea of Homeschooling and public school, but it depends on how many kids I have, and what the kid’s needs are. I also like the idea of Christian private school, but it depends on how religious we are.  Also, if I do end up traveling for my job (or just travel a lot), I may decided to homeschool because my kid(s) may have to miss a lot of school if they go to public school.

Hope: I really don’t know, I’ll probably homeschool, but if I couldn’t for some reason then I’d put them in a Christian private school.

7. Do you have to go to school if you are sick?

Me: If I have a cold, then yes. But if I have a fever, no.

Hope: Yes, I do if I feel Ok enough to, but if I’m really sick then I don’t.

 

Now I am going to answer a few questions about public school…

1. Do you like public school?
Yes, but sometimes it feels like school never ends!
2. How many people are in your class?
About 24, but we mix up for some classes, and some kids go to different classes.
3. Are there mean kids?
A couple, but not that noticeable. And that’s mostly roasting type stuff.
4. Do you have a lot of friends?
I do have a couple friends, I feel like my school is very friend-friendly. XD
So there are some big differences but also some similarities too! Oh, and Hope, I may have changed a couple of my answers. Hehe.
This collab was super fun! I hope you had fun too, Hope! Definitely check out her blog if you haven’t!
~ Arabella

 

Wish: AAWC 2

Hey guys! I’m here with the Ardent Author’s Challenge 2. In case you didn’t know, I’m on team Summer. I had a really great idea for this one, and I am using all three prompts plus a couple photos.

 

I laid down on my bed, dreamily, right next to Flora.

“Whatcha thinking about?” She asked. She has a tendency to know when I’m daydreaming and such.

“A wish I made when I was 4 years old.” I replied. Right now I felt kind of weird for telling her this, but she’s my best friend. Hopefully she’ll understand.

“Wait… 9 years ago. Let me show you something in my Mythological book I checked out from the library today. Page 33 paragraph 1. Read it aloud.” She stated and handed me a very large, bright red book.

“The nearest star is 4.37 light years away from Earth. Which is why most wishes take at least 9 years to come true.” I read aloud. Wait. WAIT.

“What was your wish about? We could find a way to make it come true!” Flora exclaimed, wishfully.

“Uh… it may take a bit of an adventure… We may have to go into town and do some exploring first.” I reply.

“Really?”

“What? I was 4! So are we doing this or not?” I ask.

I lead her out the front door and to Flannigan’s Chicken Park. Her eyes bulge out as she screams,

“THE CHICKEN PARK??” I nod my head, just as this guy riding a chicken passes.

 

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“Ok… just follow me, please.” We passed through all the chickens, and as soon as we were far away enough, I found the place I was looking for.

 

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It was a gorgeous forest with colors of red, orange, yellow, and green. It was almost fall, but still summer. I didn’t understand why the colors would be more fall-ish. I guided her into the forest and into a mini tunnel.

“Follow me, again. This time we are not going to a chicken park. Don’t worry.” I said.

The tunnel was small, but wide enough for the both of us together.

“Wait a minute. How in the world do you know where to go?” Flora asked.

“Oh, I have my thoughts. Will you help me open this door?” I asked. We had reached a shed-like building, it was very small, made of wood. We both pulled as hard as we could until it swang open. It was full of….

Bracelets and a safe?

“What in the world is this? You can look at the bracelets while I do my thing.” I tell Flora. By now, she’s already gazing over the jewelry. I walk over to the safe and start figuring it out.

Flora picked up a bracelet, and shoves it in my face.

 

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“Oh my, this would look so cute on you!”
“Be quiet! I’m trying to crack this safe.”

Next to the safe, there was a manila folder labeled “SAFE HINTS, IN ORDER” I picked it up and opened it. Each photo was labeled with a number. I assumed these were hints, in a certain order.

 

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Photo 1 (my pic)

 

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photo 2 (mine)

 

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photo 3 (my photo)

 

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photo 4 (mine)

Hmmm… Love, Shoes, Baby, A?

“Can you help me, Flora?” I ask. She walks over.

“How about L, S, B, A? As in the first letter of each word?” She thinks. We try this combination, but it does not work. Suddenly an idea pops into my head.

“A, B, S, L? Like the first try backward?” We try it, again, no luck. Flora is already back at the bracelets.

I try E, S, Y, A, as in the last letter of each word. Nope. What about shoe, instead of shoe?

E, E, Y, A!

It clicks open, and out pops…

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The End! Cliffhanger!

Prompt count = 3

Photo count = 6

Total = 17 (2 points per photo, 1 per prompt, 1 for submitting, 1 for using team name) 

Did you enjoy reading it? I enjoyed writing it, and I hope I give my team some more points to catch up!

 

 

 

 

~ Arabella

 

 

Top 8 Feel-Good Songs

Everyone has bad days now and then. I’m here with a couple songs that will hopefully get you in a good spirit and make you feel good about yourself :). I love these songs, I hope you check them out!

  1. Scars to your Beautiful by Alessia Cara
  2. Fight Song by Rachel Platten
  3. Brave by Sara Bareilles
  4. Best Day of my Life by American Authors
  5. I don’t want to Live Forever by Taylor Swift + Zayn
  6. Rise Up by Andra Day
  7. Boomerang  by JoJo Siwa
  8. Stand by You by Rachel Platten

Sorry for a short post, but I hope you check these songs out! What are some of your favorite songs? What are some songs you really like to listen to? Let me know in the comments!

~ Arabella

Unique Blogger Award

Bekah nominated me for the unique blogger award! Thanks Bekah! Check out her blog!

Rules:

1. Answer all the questions asked by the blogger who nominated you


2. Share the link of the blogger who nominated you


3. Nominate 8-13 bloggers for this award


4. Provide 3 questions for your nominees

Questions: 

Questions will be normal, answers will be in italics

  1. Do you like chocolate?

YES!! I love, love, love chocolate! 

2. What shoe size do you wear?

Woman 7, but my some of my shoes are 7 1/2

3. Do you have any pets?

I had 2 cats, but one died, so now I have one. I really want a dog, though! Anyone else here dog fans? Or cat fans?

Nominees:

I don’t feel like adding links (I’m super lazy), but I’ll name the blog.

Hope (@ agdolldreams)

Kaylyn (@ Kaylyn’s World)

Grace (@ Grace the Blogger)

Laura (@ Lula Boo)

Sam (@ the Starr Family)

Rachel (@ Nancy Drew)

Gracetypes (@ Gracetypes)

Sadie (@ Sadie the Wallflower)

Questions:

  1. What’s one song that describes your mood/life right now?
  2. What do you want to be when you are older?
  3. How many languages do you know? Are there any you want to learn?

 

Be on the lookout for some more posts in the near future! If you didn’t get tagged but want to, you may try this tag if you’d like!

~ Arabella

 

 

 

 

 

Life Lately + random

Hey guys! I decided to do my first post focusing on my life lately and some other random things. So let’s get to it!

SNOW!!! I live up north, and we get tons of snow! I love sledding and snowball fights with my siblings, it’s super fun!

I’m having a birthday party soon! It’s for me and my little sister. I love birthdays, even if they’re not mine.

I got a new doll! Here’s a picture:

 

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sorry for the not so great photo. I took this in the bathroom.

Her name is either Lila or Delilah (she would go by Lila)

I’ve been reading a lot lately! I’ve really liked Amina’s Voice, My Louisiana Sky, and Keeper of the Lost Cities. I recommend them all :).

I’m saving up my money for a camera! I’m hoping to buy a Canon Powershot SX400. It may be a while, but my photos should be even better once I get the new camera!

I’m in love with candy!! I ate SO much chocolate on new year’s day… hehe…

I keep saying I’m going to post my songs, but I don’t. I’m sorry about that! I’ll try to post more writing and songs.

I’m going to be taking a short break because I’m traveling.

I think I’m going to post a “dear future me” post! Be on the lookout for that!

I made a blog buttons page! I added comments on the page, so if you’d like to swap you may ask there!

Well, I think that’s it for now!

What posts would you like to see? What’s been going on in your life lately? Let me know in the comments!

~ Arabella