Did You Notice Anything New?


Did you notice anything new about my blog? (If you didn’t you’re either blind, or are using reader). Anywho, thanks to somebody who is AMAZINGLY AWESOME I, Rachel, have a new header!

Thanks to Megan (A Barefoot Gal)I have a spectacular, ridiculously cute, adorable, amazing, undeniably AWESOME LIKE MEGAN, super cool header!!! I am so thankful to her for making the header of my dreams! I also want to give a shoutout to Clara (Clara’s Craft Corner because her header was sort of the inspiration for mine (I told Megan that I liked the font and color change effect thingy)

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Top Five Tuesday (2)


     *Cool intro music* Welcome to the second round of: Top Five Tuesday ! *Cheers, roses, applesauce (wait, applesauce? I thought applause…No!!!)

*Commercial break : are you fat and ugly? Just be ugly by coming to exercise with us!*

   *After cleaning up from that excursion*  Today’s top five is: *music screeches* ummm, what is the topic? Commercial ? No? Umm… oh, I have it ! *Music resumes*

Top Five Blog Topics !

Alrighty, here we gooo!

  1. Books…I’m kind of biased there😉
  2. Doll…Most of.my “fanbase” is made of doll bloggers, and I love reading their blogs!
  3. Craft/art blogs…I love DIYs I can actually do myself !
  4. Personal… Although it depends on who’s writing, I like (most) personal blogs! I enjoy farm personal blogs a lot, too !
  5. Faith and Religion

I hope you enjoyed today’s TFT!


(Kiki, I’m on that prize, today or tomorrow)

Boring Into Beautiful Contest #4


If you haven’t heard about Megan (A Barefoot Gal)‘s photography contest, you should go check it out!

Anyway, I am on team fox (credit to Megan for making that picture above) and even though I started a bit late, Megan was nice enough to let me join!

Alright, the contest ends January 30th 3:00 PM! The category is…THE VIEW FROM ABOVE. I was confused, yet excited, about this, so I pulled an old picture from the summer! I love it! Sorry it was 2 minutes late, someone let our computer die!






YA Contest Ending Soon


     I have had so many amazing entries from amazing, talented people for the Young Authors Contest ! It was so much fun hosting, and I loved reading everybody’s stories!

     As the title says, the contest will be closing soon! Please comment your entries, or give me a link to the post! 

So far, in the running, we have…

Cupcakegirl10-Chapter from her book

Rainbow Girl-Stargazing Part 2 chapter 10

Volcana Shard-Lady of the Wolves

Kaylatot-Journey through the 6th Grade
I have been told by


Mary Louise

That they will be entering ! Unless you two get a chapter/short story by Feb. 1, I can’t accept you, sorry!

Great job to those who have entered, and I hope to see more soon!


I Think I Read That Wrong…


Spectacular, wonderful, amazing, unbelievably awesome, super, undeniably sweet, fun, supportive, cool, indescribable (even though I just described YOU in 10 different ways) people!!! 

     Yes, yes, this is another “oh, Rachel got an acheivement and is going to bore us all telling us all the boring details”. Yep! You are right! A boring acheivement post! 

     What acheivement, you ask? Well, I’m glad you asked! *Breaks into dance number and starts singing*

     No, I’m kidding. Sort of…

Alright, the acheivement is…. (Drumroll, por favor¡) 

NANCY DREW HAS 40 FOLLOWERS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

YES !!! I HIT 30…Just 22 days ago 😮😮😮😮😮😮😮😮😮😮😮😮😮😮😮😮

Oh My Goodness thank you SO much!!! You are amazing people! I just can’t believe it! And I’m so close to 50, too!!!!!!!! I can’t help but write in bold!!!!!!

     Okay, everybody, thank you!!! You guys are so supportive ! I love you all!


(Oh, and Cherrycola22, I’ll get your prize information up today or tomorrow !)

Part Two of That Unnamed Story


     If you’ve read Free Choice Friday, you know that I started a story! If you haven’t read it…Do! Free Choice Friday (I don’t know if this ‘ll work)

     Now, onto the story!

     Riley was surprised, but it felt…Right. She had already loved the transition of day to night. She had already loved thinking about time, it was just so strange. Now, being able to…Control…it felt normal, like it was meant to be, in her bones and blood.
     She stayed in the attic for the week, playing with her newfound power. She made less time for Uncle Rick’s farming by bringing the sun down, and her lack of water made it easy to create a lack of water on the farm. 

     One day, as she sat contemplating whether to let it rain on Uncle Rick’s head or not at all, she heard the very man stomping up the stairs.

  “Come,” he said. That was all. He turned around, paused, and walked down the creaking stairs.

  “Why?” Riley asked, causing him to stop.  “You shut me up here with little food and water, and now you expect me to follow you?” She was indignant.

  “I know what I’m doing,” he came and roughly grabbed her hand, pulling her towards the door.

     Aunt Darla, sewing in the living room, barely glanced up as Riley passed by. 

     They stepped out of the house, Christopher looking on with astonishment from afar.

  “What are you doing ?” Christopher asked, running up to his father. He showed the most concern he had ever shown to anybody, and Riley was surprised.

  “Taking Riley to…Her home,” Uncle Rick answered.

  “I thought this was her home.”

  “With her father,” Uncle Rick held up his hand to stop further questions.

     Natural night soon fell, and Riley was feeling tired when they arrived. It was a home, indeed.

     The tall towers were smooth and glossy, intricately carved windows were placed generously about. There were bright depictions of happy scenes, dark illustrations of angry fights looked so real Riley jumped in horror when a scene of a raging battle came into view. A tall spire made of intricate glass weaving mesmerized Riley. Uncle Rick, though, walked through it like he had seen it millions of times, not stopping to study the intriguing murals.

  “Uncle Rick,” Riley began, but was quieted.

     She realized why he had shushed her: they were at the door. He took the knocker in one hand, in the other he grasped Riley.

     The resounding clang of the knocker against metal was deafening.

     Riley was afraid nobody would answer. She was also afraid somebody would. 

  “I’ve come to see my brother,” Uncle Rick’s cry pierced the night. The door opened, and Riley was pulled in.

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