One year ago today, on January 15th, my blog was born. And although it's certainly been a challenge adding in blogging to my other life activities, I can honestly say that it's one of the best things I've done. Because of blogging...
// I met so many amazingly wonderful friends whom I cannot imagine life without. <3
// For the first time, I shared my writing with other people outside my family.
// My photography drastically improved.
// I was convinced to do NaNoWriMo and thus wrote my first "official" novel.
// I found a ton of fabulous books (my TBR is sky-high now--thanks, guys ;P).
// I discovered a lot of people who like Lord of the Rings as much as I do. (Hey, this was worth noting. XD)
// I branched out and tried new things, such as free verse poetry.
// As cheesy as it sounds, I found a place where I could feel comfortable in my own skin and really express myself in a way that I usually can't in person.
So I owe you all one HUGE thank you! All of you fantabulous people who read and comment on my blog are the reason Sunshine and Scribblings exists. Since I don't make friends easily in person, I feel incredibly blessed to know you all. Each of your comments sends a thrill of delight down my spine and gives me a warm, fuzzy feeling. Your unflagging encouragement and support mean the world to me.
NOW. Enough of the sappy stuff. Let's get on to the celebration! XD
I HAVE AN EXTRA SPECIAL SURPRISE TODAY. Another video! And this time you get to meet my sister. :D
We did the Beanboozled challenge (which was awful/hilarious and revealed how wimpy my taste buds truly are XP). It was *cough* interesting...
Be warned, because this video is even longer than my first video. So don't feel obliged to watch the whole thing if you don't want to. (I still have no idea how to edit videos. Anyone have any advice?)
*shudders in memory of the spoiled milk jellybeans* Hope you enjoyed...heh. :P
That's right, another Q&A! I know, I know...I'm so original. ;)
I'm not sure when I'll actually get around to answering your questions (what with my hopeful hiatus soon), but feel free to fire away! I'll be open to questions up till I actually do the post.
I have a little problem, though. I'm not sure if I should do it in vlog format or a regular blog post. What do you all think?
Since I'm a poor little dragon, I decided to make all my prizes. They aren't perfect by any means, but I think their flaws somehow make them even more personal. This is my little way of showing you guys how much you mean to me. I poured a lot of thought and time into them, and even though they don't look "store-worthy," I'm still proud of my work.
Unfortunately, I can't afford international shipping costs so I'm afraid all my lovely Canadian, Australian, British, and other international friends won't be able to enter. SOWWY. :( Maybe next time I'll be able to do it.
ANYWAY. Here are the pics of my prizes! I'm giving away a knitted headband and cozy pocket thingy (I know, I'm so technical. XD), as well as several different corner bookmarks. *squeals*
My apologies for the dim lighting. Of course, it would rain on the one day I chose to do photography. *rolls eyes* (And nope, books and pens are not included. I doubt the library would take kindly to my sending you some of their books. ;P)
|Knitted bow headband|
|Knitted pen/pencil cozy|
|Me modeling the headband. XD|
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To all of you who have come alongside me over the past year, I'm so so so grateful to know you. You're the reason I do what I do--LOVE YOU ALL. <333