Elly Lily: March 2015

Wednesday, March 18

Blog awards

Hi everyone! so a few people nominated me for awards a pretty long time ago so I finally decided to do them! first the beautiful Anna from Demigods and Unicorns nominated me for the You are Amazing and so is your Blog Award! thank you Anna! :)
 
Picture by Anna! credit goes to her. (if you would like me to take the picture down Anna then just tell me) ;)
 
Rules:
1. Copy and paste these rules on to your award post. 
2. Come up with at least 5 fun questions for your nominees to answer. 
3. Nominate at least 5 people who you think are amazing and have a amazing blog. 
4. List at least 1 reason why you appreciate the people you nominated
5. Put this award on your sidebar of award/tag page if you were nominated.
6. Leave a comment on your nominees blog letting them know they've been nominated


Anna's questions:

1. If you had to choose to go a year without swimming or a year without dancing, which would you choose?

ooh, this is sooo hard! I can't decide!!!

2. What is your favorite thing to do on a rainy day?
 
probably read and draw.
 
3. Dogs or Cats?
 
they are both super cute, but cats!
 
4. Do you prefer sour candy or chocolate?
 
it depends, but it is usually chocolate!
 
5. What's your favorite book series?
 
Harry Potter!!! I love the Percy Jackson series to though!
 
6. Would you rather wear a blue shirt or a pink shirt?
 
I love both colors but probably pink.
 
7. Elephants or Tigers?
 
elephants. :)
 
thank you Anna for the questions!
 
I nominate:
Rose from Self Known Rose is INSPIRING! and her blog is really cool! :)
Maiya from Wispy and Willowy Maiya is Fabulous! and I love all of her posts!
Bethan from Fiction and Tea Bethan is AWESOME! and her blog is great!
Sophia from Someplace in the Midst Sophia is AMAZING! and so is her blog!
Cadence from Words passing you by Cadence ROCKS! and I love the writing on her blog! :)
 
my questions for the nominees:
1. if you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
2. what is your number one thing that you love to do?
3. if you were to need a weapon, what weapon would you choose?
4. what are you wearing right now?
5. what are three things that you are into right now?
 
 
the awesome Lydia from The Fashion Cheetah nominated me for the Best Blogging Buddies Award! thank you Lydia! :)
 
RULES:
- You must make a post to show your award on your main blog.
- You must tag the person who nominated you in your post (also take the cute owl with you!).
- You must nominate all of your best buddies, and those whom you want to become best buddies with, who, to your knowledge, have not been nominated for this award.
- You must ask your buddies at least 15 questions in your post.
 
- You must answer all of the questions your buddies ask you on your post.
 
Lydia's questions:
 
1. Favorite season?
either Fall or Spring!
2. Worst movie ever?
I am not really sure I am not big into little not very good animated movies and the first Percy Jackson movie was good but it was pretty much nothing like the book but other then that I am not sure which one is the worst.
3. Favorite song?
I like lots of songs so this is hard! it changes a lot! but right now I am into:
Sabrina Carpenter, Middle of starting over.
 
and
Sabrina Carpenter, Best thing I got
(this song is awesome!!!)
 
4. What was the last book you read?
right now I am reading the first book in the second series that is like Percy Jackson, by Rick Riordan (not sure how it is spelled) it is called the Lost Hero.
5. Do you enjoy sewing?
Yep I love to sew! I just finished making a doll jean jacket that I am really exited about!
6. Do you have any hobbies?
yep lots! like photography, crafting, acting, singing, dancing, drawing, blogging and lots more!
7. What camera do you use?
I use a Nikon digital D50 DSLR
8. What color is your hair?
it is like a dark strawberry blond.
9. Favorite kind of cake?
I like all cake. cake is my friend! :)
10. Do you wear makeup?
nope.
11. Do you absolutely positively adore Starbucks? ;)
absolutely! :D
12. Do you enjoy tags?
you bet I do! ;)
13. Favorite store?
It depends on what kind of store. I like Target though!
14. Do you follow me? ;)
not at the moment but I will probably follow you soon! :)
15. Do you knit?
I used to knit some, but not really anymore.
thank you for the questions! :)
 
I nominate:
 
My questions for the nominees:
1. If you could go to any other planet and you wouldn't die from the heat and all that where would you go?
2. favorite song?
3. what have you been into?
4. what are you wearing right now?
5. go to hairstyle?
6. if you could be on any TV show or movie what would you like to be in? (and in be in I mean actually live in there world not act in)
7. what is the fictional character that reminds you most of yourself?
8. favorite character in Frozen?
9. what is the thing that you like to draw most?
10. have you heard that there is officially going to be a Frozen 2, if so what do you think of that? :)
11. favorite animal?
12. what is the last thing you ate?
13. favorite flower?
14. quote that inspires you?
15. do you like to write or read better?

thank you Anna and Lydia for nominated and tagging me for these awards, they were really fun! :)

-Elly <3
 


Friday, March 13

Zendaya edit


Evanna Lycnch edit


Elsa


DIY wall art

Hi everyone!

here is a DIY on how to make cute and easy wall art!

Items you will need:

a canvas or paper that you can paint on
paint
paint brushes or sponge spownser type thing
and tape

 
first take your tape (I cute mine in half because the canvas was small) and lay out your design

(sorry for the blurriness of the picture) 
then remembering to be careful around the tape edges sponge or paint on what ever colors patterns ect that you want! 

 
carefully take off the tape, let it dry and you are done! :)
 
if you make this and post it on your blog comment with a link to the post! so that I can see it! ;)

Wednesday, March 11

Rose from Self Known guest post

Hi everyone!

today the fabulous Rose from Self Known (check out her awesome blog by clicking on the link) is doing a guest post on my blog! I am also doing a guest post on her blog so look out for that! ;)
anyway here is her post:



Hello everyone! It's Rose from Self Known. The lovely Elly has given me the chance to post something on her blog, so I decided I'd share several of my journal entries. Enjoy. :)

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12.9.14

exhaustion is abundant tonight,
the moon is nowhere to be seen -
not that I’m looking for it again.
but I did want to remind myself
of our collective promises and since
the moon was our witness I thought -
“I’ll have to remind myself by searching.”

11.15.14

my heart is like a volcano—unpredictable.
when it erupts, my emotions hit everyone.
strangers become covered in my easy brushing ash,
but personals are pelted with my hard-hitting boulders.
it hurts to be this way—it’s not what I want.
holding it in won’t help, it just allows for things to build.
so I guess what I want to say is; it’s okay to explode.
(sometimes.)

9.17.14

the pain of separation cuts deep within one’s soul, especially when they are separated from something
that completes them. as one needs most of their organs, we’ll find that people become our substitutes. when someone leaves it’s like a surgery is performed to remove the symbolic organ the person was. if you left me, I’d die. because one cannot live without their heart.

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Thanks for reading. <3

Bio:

Rose is a teen blogger who believes creative expression and self-knowledge are important things every person needs to live a fulfilling life. She owns a web design shop and enjoys indulging herself with peanut butter cups as she procrastinates. She takes enjoyment in word experimentation, dancing to crazy teeny bopper tunes and laughing at her own jokes. Learn more about her here.
 

Monday, March 9

It's beginning to look a lot like springtime!

Hi everyone!

today it was really nice weather so I took some pictures and then edited them. enjoy! <3







I just finished the last Percy Jackson book, and started the first book in the next series! so far it is awesome! (please no spoilers though) ;)


 
 
-Elly <3
 

Sunday, March 8

Interview with Rose!

Hi everyone!
 
so I interviewed the wonderful Rose from Self Known! make sure to check out her blog! she also will be interviewing me so be sure to stay tuned on her blog for that! ;)
anyway without further ado lets get into the interview!
 
1. why do you blog?

I blog to express, create and relate to others. :)

2. which fictional character reminds you most of yourself?


Cath from Fangirl. She greatly reminds me of myself. I surely can't relate to all the scenarios she's put through throughout the book, but if I were put in her place, I would probably make the same choices. :)

3. a film you could watch on repeat for the rest of your life?


Oooh, that's hard. I'm going to have to go with "The Incredibles". It's a Disney classic. ;)

4. if you were stranded on an island and could pick one food to live off of, what would you pick?

I'd definitely pick pizza. I would never get tired of it.

5. when did you start blogging?


I started blogging in October of 2011 (I've been blogging for a little over three years now).

6. favorite song?

I have many - but my current top favorite is "Miss Movin' On" by Fifth Harmony. :)

7. if a tree falls in the forest but no one is there to hear it, does it still make a sound?


The world may never know.

8. what is a quote that inspires you?


This one: “Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

9. what is your favorite season?


SUMMER. I'm free from school and the warmer weather is ahh-mazing!

10. name one thing that is on your bucket list?


Marry the love of my life. <3
 
 
thank you Rose for answers!!!
 
-Elly <3

Sunday, March 1

My entry for Hannah's writing contest!

Hi everyone!

Hannah from A Southern Girls Life is having a writing contest!!! you should totally enter! click HERE to learn about it and enter! anyway here is my entry:

I chose Prompt 2 and picture 2.




My story:


I was here, at the train station. ready to run away from the life that I had ones called mine. or so I thought. the idea had seemed easy a month ago when I had made the decision to escape. but now as I stood here, my luggage in my hands and a new life waiting in front on me, I realized something.
running away is a lot harder than it seems.


-Elly <3

Zendaya


Zendaya


Emma Watson