Q+A ANSWERS

Hey, you all! I'm going to answer those q+a questions today!
I am going to answer the old ones first, and then the new ones.
If you want the link to the old post, here it is :)
Here we go!

ALSO ITS JACYRAYN'S BIRTHDAY GO SHOW HER SOME LOVE!

warning: there may be some controversial topics in this q+a. these are my personal beliefs and convictions.

QUESTIONS FROM SUMMER:

Q: What inspired you to start a blog?
A: I get asked this question so much, and honestly, it's kind of funny.
My older sister, Amber, had just started a blog, and so naturally I wanted one too! I watched her as she designed her blog (using Shabby Blogs, of course), and was just so in love with it. I never said anything about wanting to make a blog myself, because my thoughts were: What eleven-year-old has a blog? People will think it's something to laugh at. But I finally got the nerve to ask my mom if she thought it would be weird if I made one, and was totally on board with me making one! So I did. I didn't have any social media (which at the time there was no Instagram, so Facebook was the "popular" thing to have), so it was a way to post things that I wanted to update my family and few friends that read my blog. I soon made so many new friends that were ironically the same age as me, and were new to the blogging world too! It's been a great experience. A lot has changed in four years, though, haha!

Q: How did you advertise your blog to make it more popular?
A: Haha, I find this question kinda funny because I didn't think my blog was popular! But if you want to build your blogs followers count in the beginning, put yourself out there. I made so many friends, and also gained followers, by visiting others blogs. What I would do is, if I followed a blog I liked, I would click on their Blogger profile and see what blogs they followed, and check them out. I would then follow, and leave a nice comment! Now, I wouldn't just follow any blog out there just to get followers. If I follow a blog I genuinely like it. I just happened to most of the time get a follow back. New bloggers appreciate other new bloggers! Also, tags and sharing buttons. Tags are a great way to gain site views! Your blog link (if the tag rules are correct) will be shared in several different blogs if you start it! Buttons aren't as popular anymore, but when I started pretty much everyone had a button and code for you to copy and paste on your blog, if of course, you liked their blog and wanted to share! You can get a lot of traffic that way. And if you have social media, promote it there!

Q: What are some of your favorite blogs?
A: I have a page at the top of your screen that has some awesome blog links!
I also wrote a post about it awhile back that I'll link HERE!
I need to update, though, because I have recently found some really rad blogs. But that will be answered later ;)

Q: And did you do your lovely design yourself?
A: At the time this question was asked, and actually until last week, yes! I always design my blog completely on my own, but the template I have now I really loved the look, but ha homegirl ain't pro enough to do this amazingness yet, and so I am using a premade template. I haven't used a premade template since the VERY beginning of my blogging journey, so I feel really strange doing so. 

QUESTIONS FROM SARA JAYNE:
(P.S. HEY GIRL! Long time, no talk!)

Q: Whats your style?
A: Could you have asked a harder question?!
No one can pinpoint my style. Not even myself. I love graphic tees, black, grey and white, and combat boots. For that reason, and because I have a thing for a strong iced coffee, folk rock, and a flowing Instagram theme, my friends classify me as "hipster". But I also still have a little bit of girliness in me that has turned more classy, so my good friend evaluated me for awhile and told me I'm "hipster-classy", hahaha!
Clear as mud?

Q: What does modest mean for you?
A: Modesty is very important to me. For me, being modest isn't whether you wear pants or skirts. But with that being said, be modest in both! Some people think as long as you have a skirt on you are automatically modest. But I've seen some people wearing skirts that look more seductive-looking than the person beside them wearing pants. For me personally, if I wear jeans I wear a shirt that fully covers my bottom and the top of my hips, and I don't wear the jeans skin-tight. With shirts, I don't wear them tight or low-cut. Bathing suits are my worst enemy and I hate even thinking about shopping for one. I choose not to wear bikinis (ha even if I did have the stomach for it)... I usually always just end up wearing a swim shirt and shorts for swimming. It's more comfortable for me. And with shorts/dresses/skirts, my dad really likes me to wear them no shorter than above my knee, unless of course, it's a tunic-type-dress and I wear it with jeans. So yeah I think that sums up all the clothing categories. This may sound so extreme to some people, and by no means do I expect everyone to dress like me, but that's just how I feel like I should dress. God deserves your modesty, ladies! I want people to be drawn to my countenance, not certain parts of my body!

QUESTIONS FROM NINE:
hey, girl heyyyyyyyy (haha, I love how I know all you guys)

Q: What are your thoughts on how to dress modestly?
A: Answered above :))))

Q: Do you ever read romance books? Even Christian ones?
A: Um.... Yes and no. I don't read your typical YA romances. I don't feel like it's healthy to be filling my mind with something I don't need to be! I don't need to worry about love for quite awhile. (I'll explain more in the next question) I've seen examples from adults I know personally who read them, and they are discontented with their marriage and are constantly comparing their husband to the "Prince Charming" in their book. They expect this fantasy that isn't at all reality. Not to say that no one can ever truly love you, no! Not at all, but I am careful with romance books because I don't want to be that wife who complains about how un-romantic my husband is. "But the guy in my book does this for his wife!", "Why doesn't he do _____ for me?!" You get my point? And as for Christian ones, they aren't too different anymore! I would only read a select few. But, I do enjoy some Jane Austen/Louisa May Alcott books! But they are a lot different. They were written way back when, they're clean, and not as "lovey-dovey" as ones written today. So I dunno, I guess it's just how you look at it!

Q: Thoughts on boyfriends?
A: Hey wanna know something absolutely shocking?!!? I don't date and don't plan to for a good while!
I personally feel like dating is a practice for divorce. You date this guy, then you get tired of each other, and break up. I just feel like if you could do that so easily now, won't it just get easier? But not only that, I want to be able to tell my husband that I have never loved anyone else, and he has my whole heart. Wouldn't that make him feel special?! And plus, I really don't get the point of dating at 14. I mean, what you need a boyfriend fo?! Just enjoy being young!

Q: Why do you believe wearing pants in public is wrong? (You DO believe that right?)
A: I don't know what little Aaliyah said to give this impression, but no, I don't believe it's a sin or anything LOL! I mean, I wear them *laughing emojis* But just like I said above: be modest while wearing them!

QUESTIONS FROM RUBY:

Q: Do you like reading?
A: YES! I am a major bibliophile!

Q: What is your favorite book?
A: OH MY GOODNESS WHY?! CAN I PICK AT LEAST THREE?! Yes? Okay.
I have chosen not to fangirl in this post over the books/movies I mention because we will be here awhile. BUT I WILL TOTALLY MELT WITH YOU IN THE COMMENTS ASDFGHJKL!

These are not in any particular order, but I really love:
i. October Baby by Eric Wilson
ii. The Giver by Lois Lowry
iii. Hadassah: One Night with the King by Tommy Tenney
(I got to meet Tommy when I was younger, and I completely fangirled. I was the biggest Esther-fan there so he gave me the book and movie AND SIGNED IT WAH)

Q: What is your favorite movie?
A: Again, I NEED TO HAVE THREE OPTIONS PLEASE.
Besides all the movies to those books above, I love:
(in no order)
i. Unconditional
ii. The Book Thief
iii. Pride and Prejudice (2005 version, obvs)
But that's only scratching the surface.

Q: Do you think movies/books like Harry Potter are okay to watch/read?
A: Honestly..... No.. I don't. :-\
I don't think witchcraft is anything to play with. So many people take it way too lightly. I pray I never become sensitive towards it. I have done an in-depth study on the Illuminati's involvement in the film and music industry, and it's shocking. With all the knowledge I have, I can't sit and watch things like that. And also, considering even the trailers feel totally demonic to me, I can't imagine the movies. I know a lot of people don't see a single thing wrong with it, but I just cannot be okay with it. :( 
And some people might say: "Well J.R.R Tolkien was a Christian and there are witchcraft and wizards in Lord of the Rings!" And my reply would be: "Well... What does light have to do with darkness?
"No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other." Matthew 6:24

Q: What about the Hunger Games?
A: I haven't seen the Hunger Games, and honestly don't know much about it, so I can't answer this properly. The only thing I know is that the teenagers do this thing where they fight to the death..? I dunno, my mom said she'd check it out first. 

QUESTIONS FROM ALICIA:

Q: Do you always wear skirts?
A: This was kinda answered in Sara Jayne's question.. My dad really likes for me to wear skirts, so I try to as much as possible.

Q: What is our biggest spiritual struggle?
A: I can't answer this for everyone, but something I struggle with a lot is setting aside time for God.
I find that it's a lot easier to do this either at night or early morning, depending on what you like. I'm a night owl, so me-time is always at night. So I have recently set aside time every night to pray and read my Bible. I have a big family, so it's so hard for me to do this any other time. So I feel like that's a major struggle. Setting aside the time to give your complete and undivided attention to God. :)

QUESTIONS FROM AVA:

Q: What sorts of animals does your farm include?
A: We have a horse, around fifteen chickens, two dogs, and around ten meat cows! We hope to get a milk cow soon. We also have two beehives. :)

Q: Where do you live?
A: I live in southern Kentucky!

Q: How many siblings do you have?
A: I have soon-to-be eight siblings! All together there's four boys and my mom is pregnant with the fifth girl!

Q: What's your favorite animal?
A: I'm not a huge fan of animals, to be honest. I probably just lost 99% of my followers, lol. I think babies of any kind is adorable, though!

Q: Who are some of your favorite new bloggers?
(not sure if you mean new as in new to the blogging world, or new to me, so I'll answer this both ways!)
A: Well obviously you, dear Ava! I love your blog! Welcome to the blogging world. :) It's a wonderful--and crazy--adventure!
But I recently followed:
i. haley jane | homeward bound (I've followed Haley on Instagram for ages now, but just recently found out she has a blog!)

Q: If you could have lived in another time period, what would it be?
A: Wow. Hard question. I love the early 1900's. (think Downton Abbey), but I also really love the 1950's/1960's. (I mean, can we just take a second to acknowledge the fashion and dances?! My recent sock hop experience was a dream for me.) And I also love the 1800s (theee dannnccceeessss innn Prriddee andddddd Prejjjjuuudddiicceeeee ooohhhmyyyyggggoooddnessssss). SO many choices. Ugh! Every one of these choices I'm considering is because of the fashion or dances. No lie. But I think I would love to visit every era and see what it was like. But you can't possibly make me choose between those three. I'd have to play eeny-miny-moe or something.

QUESTIONS FROM MARYKATE:
hehe heyyyy

Q: If you could have one fictional creature, what would it be?
A: PSSSHHH GURL PAAALLEEEAAAASSSSEEEE. Is this even a question?! A UNICORN DUH!
Yes. Unicorn. So original, I know, but I mean... Unicorns.... I'm so happy Apple finally made a unicorn emoji. I use it way too much. IT'S JUST SO BEAUTIFUL!

QUESTIONS FROM ABBIEE:
ohmygoodness hiiiiii 

Q: Your top three favorite Switchfoot songs, obviously.
A: ABBIEE. YOU KNOW HOW HARD THIS IS SO WHY MUST YOU! At least ya gave me three options; thanks, man. I thought about including some Jon Foreman songs but it would be easier to just stick to one 'cause they BOTH SO GREAT! THESE ARE IN ABSOLUTELY NO ORDER. 
i. This is hard already. Um... Okay, Liberty. The lyrics are just amazing. asdfghjkl
ii. Oh man... ABBIEEEEEEEE, WHY?! Okay.... Love Alone is Worth the Fight.
iii. *screams and wails for all eternity* Too many choices. I do love Let it Out, though.
BUT THERES JUST SO MANY OTHER CHOICES.

Q: Dream job?
A: I have several interests I would love to pursue.
So I'm going to give a list of future things that I am seriously considering going to college for, and things I want to do more soon. (Soon, as in like when I'm old enough to get a job, or even if I decide not to go to college. Future, as in serious professions that would take a ton of education.) 

Future:
i. Graphic designing. I am such a secret techy nerd. I love designing so much. HTML, CSS, headers, they all give life to my bonneeesss. I love it. It's also something I could do at home, cause I plan to be a momma someday. ;)
ii. Music. This isn't something that would necessarily take a lot of "education" depending on what I'm doing, but it's something more intense than the things below, LOL.
I'm not sure what exactly, but music is so important to me. It's always been a huge part of my life, and something that I have not only always loved, but I love it more every day. One of my recent, but major goals in my life is to learn to play as many instruments as I can get my hands on. I picked up two this year--and surprisingly quickly--, so I feel like I'm going strong ;)

Soon:
i. Coffee shop. Yes. Maybe this gives me another excuse to call myself "hipster", but I would seriously stinkin' love to work at a little hole-in-the-wall coffee shop. #pleasecaniyesokaythxbye
ii. My local pregnancy crisis center. I am an extreme pro-life advocate. I volunteer there whenever I can, but I would love to actually work there every day. I have to be eighteen, though. *cries* If I do work there, I would be ecstatic to work at anything, but I would especially love to be an ultrasound technician (which I'd have to take some classes for), or work at the front desk. Weird, I know, but a secretary job sounds so appealing to me. #seefriendsitoldyoubeingorganizedandcleanwouldgetmeplaces
iii. Library. I just feel like being surrounded by books every day would fill me with so much joy and totally just send me through the roof with happiness. I dunno.  I COULD RUN MY FINGERS ACROSS THE SPINES OF THE BOOKS AND SMELL THEM EVERY SINGLE DAY WUT THIS IS MAJESTIC!


Q: If you could live anywhere in the world for a month, where would you go?
A: If you had asked me this when I was 10, I would have immediately said, "PARRRIISSSSSSSS!!!" I was high-key in love with Paris for like several years of my childhood. But Israel is an absolute dream for me. I would hate to be away from home for so long, but hands down ISRAEL. plz and thx. I want to walk in the footsteps of my Lord, see his tomb, and sail on the Sea of Galilee.

Q: Favorite season of Downton Abbey??
A: This is hard for me to answer because I'm only at the end of season three. The reason being, I jumped on the bandwagon late, and I have had no way to watch it since my mom cancelled our Netflix DVD membership, and our Amazon Prime membership ran out and we never paid it back. *cries*
Season three is prettyyyyy good, though. It's the first t.v. show that has made me cry, so that says something.
I also hate it because they made ONE OF MY FAVORITE CHARACTERS DIE LIKE PLEASE I CANNOT HANDLE THIS PLEASE I WASN'T PREPARED FOR THIS HELP!!!! HELPPPPP!!!! It made me cry and it wasn't even my all time favorite character. How am I to handle Matthew's death?! HEEELLPPPP MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ABBIEE!!
Update (2.24.16): I watched Matthews death last night. I cannot. I just.... I thought I was prepared, but no. Not at all. My mental state caused by British shows is even worse now. I shall be okay perhaps.
"But this season is still quite AMAZINNGGGG", I say as I wipe away my tears.
 But I'd have to say.... season two. JUST SO MANY HEART-WRENCHING, BEAUTIFUL, SAPPY THINGS BETWEEN MATTHEW AND MARY IT WAS JUST WAH. ASDFGHJKL. 'Nough said.

Q: What's the best thing about having a bunch of siblings?
A: Wow. Having a bunch of siblings is really an interesting thing. I truly have a big family, and I don't realize it until I see people staring at me as I walk through Walmart mid-day on a weekday. Every time we go to town my mom and I say this to each other: "Ever get the feeling you're getting stared at?" and then the other replies: "Every day." I guess one of the best things is always having a baby around. There's never been a time in my life where that hasn't been a baby or toddler in my house. I LOVE BABIES. And there's always something going on. There is literally never a dull moment here. I mean, my family consists of eleven people!

QUESTIONS FROM MICHAILA:

Q: What is your dream horse breed?
A: Do unicorns count? If so, then that's settled. But for like an actual non-fantasy breed, I think Shetland ponies are addoorrrraaabbbllleeeeee.

Thank you all so much for the questions!
If you didn't get the chance to ask one, or even want to ask more, feel free to keep the q+a going!
A xx



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4 comments :

  1. Dear, this was fantastic!! It was so awesome to be able to get to know you more. :) You are one neat gal.
    (And it was so sweet of you to list me as one of your fav bloggers ^ 3 ^ )

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    1. Awh, Ava! Thank you so much!

      And you're welcome! You deserve it :)

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  2. YAYYY Q&A IS HEERRRRE!! *throws confetti about* omg yes remember Shabby Blogs??! For the longest time I couldn't part with my Shabby Blog background.. *sniff* It was cyan blue and had a typewriter and it was like that favorite stuffed animal that you just CANNOT BY ANY MEANS THROW OUT. (until I discovered how much I loved white. *cough*) Also I started a blog because my older sis started a blog. XD IT'S JUST HOW THINGS HAPPEN OKAY

    Hipster-classy is a thing and that's also what my sister is. ;) Also it's AWESOME. I always correct people when they mistake hipster and hippie. I'm like, "HIPPIE. MY STYLE IS HIPPIE." Because there's such a difference. xD I guess I'd also fall into the boho/organic (bc it's not really vintage?? idk) category. I loooovve comfy clothes and flowy hippie pants are like the best things ever omw.

    "They were written way back when, they're clean, and not as "lovey-dovey" as ones written today." < UM YES. Like seriously -- I loooove Jane Austen books so much but really they're not all shallow like most romance books are! They actually have some really deep messages and discussions and they are just very well-rounded. ^.^ "Pride and Prejudice (2005 version, obvs)" *closes eyes and nods*

    GOOD CHOICES ON THE SWITCHFOOT SONGS THO. Let it Out just makes me SOO HAPPYY IT'S JUST SO HAPPY. gah. (not to mention that song's sequence in Fading West. GAAAAAAAAH. oki i'm done. Girl, that is so cool that you want to get into music someday!! I DEFINITELY RECOMMEND. Because it's amazing. ♥ haha.

    OH MY GOODNESS LET US FLAIL OVER THE MISERY THAT IS SEASON 3. *cries into pillows* I know, dude. Sybil was my favorite character. And then Matthew, of course (bc i mean those eeyyyyeesss come on ♥) but yes. The last scene of that season finale, man. HEARTBREAKING. gah. YES SEASON TWO IS GLORIOUS. I loved all the war aspects of it, too. It just felt so authentic to the time period and very well-done. :)

    KK THIS WAS AWESOME. you're awesome.
    love,
    abbiee

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    1. first things first: your comments literally make my day no lie.

      SHABBY BLOGS WAS LITERALLY THE THING WAY BACK WHEN. AND ONDOJNDJNKN I KNOW WHAT TEMPLATE YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT. IT WAS LITERALLY ADORABLE. But whiteeeeee isss soooo muuuuchhhh betttttterrrrr. I BET YOUR SISTER HAS A FAB BLOG ASDFGHJKL

      SHEW. So I'm not crazy?!?? (which is actually still true.) AND HA FR. Hipster and hippie are wayyyyyyy two completely different things. Yes. YOU UNDERSTAND BLESS.

      *Pride and Prejudice* (psh only 2005 version obvs) is life itself.

      *LET IT OUT* TOTALLY MAKES ME HAPPY TOO.

      Sybil was like on my top three. Matthew at the top (lol obvs) and Granny and Mary competing for third place. Hehe. The season finale was literally the most hurtful thing ever. WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT?!?! IT WAS HEARTBREAKING! And like Mary just sitting there so happy and Robert all like, "We have two healthy, living heirs" HA NO YOU DON'T BUDDY! Golly, it was literally awful. I LOVED THE WAR STUFF TOO OHMYGOODNESS EN POINTE

      psshhh you're awesome-er. k? k.

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