31-Day Blogging Challenge: Days 17-21

Hello everyone! Let me start off this post by saying that I am SO sorry I haven’t been around the last few days. This week has been really busy for me, and every day, by the time I was able to do a post, it was either too late or I was too tired. :/ But anyway, right now, for day 17 of this challenge, I’ll be telling you about my dream job!

Day 17-Dream Job

Okay, a job that I think would be really cool to have would be a world traveler. I really love visiting new places and I want to travel to so many countries around the world. So I think it would be really cool if that was my occupation in life!! 😀

Another job that I think would be fun is a pet photographer (mainly one who takes pictures of dogs, because I’m a total dog person. 🙂 ) I absolutely love taking pictures of my own dog, and I think it would be so much fun to be around dogs all the time, taking snapshots of them. You just never know what to expect with dogs, plus they always make me laugh and help me feel better if I’m sad or stressed. That would be such an awesome job to have! I’d always look forward to going to work every day. 😉

Now for day 18…my favorite childhood book!

Day 18-My Favorite Childhood Book

I’ve said this before, but my favorite book when I was little was The Poky Little Puppy. (It’s a pretty famous book, so I’m sure most of you have heard of it or read it before, but if not, click here to find out more about it.) It was basically about a curious puppy who would always wander away from his brothers and sisters and would end up in trouble. 😉 So cute!! My dad would read this book all the time to my sister and I, and we loved it!! 😁 (I think my dad loved it too, but don’t tell him I told you that!! ;))

Onto day 19…

Day 19-Five Favorite Blogs

Okay, I decided to take a different approach to this, because I love so many blogs and could never pick five favorites, plus I wouldn’t want anyone to get offended if I didn’t pick them. So instead, I’m going to list five blogs which I love, that not many people seem to really know about yet. Here we go.

1.Dolls Are Best Friends Always-Nikki is from the United Kingdom, which I think is really cool! Her posts are usually told from one of her dolls’ points of view. And boy, does Nikki have a lot of dolls! Not just AG, but tons of other cool brands, such as My Twinn, and some I’ve never even heard of! Nikki’s most recent post (told from the point of view of her doll Elyssa) was very amusing, so just check out her site if you’d like to read it!

2. God’s Bright Light-Maddi is a newcomer to the blogosphere, and I’ve only recently discovered her blog. But despite all this, I think Maddi is a terrific blogger! One of her most recent posts was on how to stay cool during the summer (which is very important!), and I thought her ideas were really neat. 🙂 I also enjoyed reading about her vacation to Canada and Maine. If that sounds like something you’d like to read about, just click the link to Maddi’s blog!

3. A Girl With A Book In Her Hands-BookwurmGirl writes about so many great things-fun trips she’s taken, CD reviews, family life, and so much more. Her most recent post was about her grandmother’s friend who has just died. 😦 I’m sure she would appreciate it if you kept this friend in your thoughts\prayers….and also checked out her blog!

4. Craig & Christian Music-If you are a fan of Christian music like I am, you’ll definitely want to check Craig’s blog out. He doesn’t post very often, but his older entries are really fun and interesting to read. I love hearing his opinions on songs, albums, artists, etc. And lately I’ve been the only person commenting on his blog, so I think Craig would appreciate some new readers. 😉

5. Every Bit of Lovely-Shelby is a really cool girl who loves God, photography, and a bunch of other things. Her posts are always really fun to read and her photography skills are amazing! If you stopped on over and said hi, I’m sure it would make her day! 😁

Got any other cool blogs you’d like me (or anyone else) to check out? Let me know in the comments!

Day 20-An Old Picture of Me

OK, I had to get creative with this one, since I can’t put a picture of myself on the internet for privacy reasons. 😉 So I decided to show you guys an “essay” that I wrote in second grade about birds and bats. I don’t remember writing this at all, which is really funny. Anyway, here it is:

I am going to tell you about bats and birds. Bats and birds are both animals, but bats can see in the dark and birds can’t. Bats are nocturnal, which means they sleep in the day, and they’re awake at night. Birds aren’t nocturnal. Both animals have wings and they can both can fly. I think bats and birds are cool because bats hang upside down and birds don’t. That’s all about bats and birds!

Haha, wasn’t I cute? And did you catch the mistake I made in there? Comment and let me know if you did. 🙂

Day 21-Favorite Recipe

I’m going to share with you my yummy grilled cheese recipe. 😉

Sunny’s Great Grilled Cheese

You will need:
-a frying pan
-a microwave (hey, I’ve gotta include it–it’s important!)
-a spatula
-two plates
-a stick of butter
-a knife
-two slices of bread
-some cheese slices
-ketchup
-mustard
-a stove to cook everything on!!

Here’s what you do:

1. Using the knife, cut a piece off of the stick of butter and put it on one of the plates. Then put the plate in the microwave. (It can not be a paper plate because those will burn in the microwave.)

2. Heat the butter in the microwave for about 5-10 seconds until it’s soft enough to spread with a knife.

3. Take the butter out of the microwave and spread some of it on one bread slice.

4. Place the bread slice butter-side down in the frying pan (which should be on the stove!).

5. Put the cheese, ketchup and mustard (my signature ingredients for this!!) on top of the slice of bread.

6. Take the other slice of bread and butter that.

7. Put the bread slice butter-side up in the frying pan.

8. Heat up the stove and use the spatula to slide the sandwich around in the pan for a few minutes, until you hear the pan sizzle. Then flip the sandwich over. Keep flipping the sandwich over a couple of times until both sides of the bread are golden brown.

9. Grab the pan in one hand and the spatula in the other, and using the spatula, take the sandwich out of the pan and put it on the other plate. (This one can be paper!)

10. Cut the sandwich (optional) and enjoy! 😁

I hope you liked learning about how to make a grilled cheese sandwich! It tastes delicious, and it’s pretty easy to make, so if you want, give it a try sometime!

31-Day Blogging Challenge: Days 15 & 16… And Tablet Pictures

Hi everyone! I can’t believe we’re already more than halfway through this challenge! I’ve decided that from now on, I’ll be doing these posts every other day, because it’s becoming really tough for me to do this every single day. So that means today I will be doing both day 15 and day 16.

First off, I’ll be sharing with you all what ten of my favorite foods are. So, let’s get started!!

Day 15-My Favorite Foods

1. Chicken Tenders (or any kind of chicken)
Most of the time when my family goes out to eat, I usually order chicken tenders\fingers. They’re just so good! The delicious breading on top, the yummy meat inside…and some honey mustard and ketchup to dip the things in! And, of course, you can’t forget the french fries! Yum!
I also really like fried chicken (delicious!!!), and anything chicken-related, really. My mom makes the best barbecued chicken. 😉

2. Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
I make grilled cheese for myself all the time. It’s actually pretty easy to make… and I add my own little twist to it…;) Plus it tastes delicious!

3. Seafood
My family has seafood for dinner a lot, mainly either shrimp, tilapia, or flounder. It’s all so tasty!

4. Hot Dogs
This past week, we had hot dogs for dinner several times, and I never got tired of eating them! They are so many ways to enjoy them: with mustard, with ketchup, with relish, with cheese, or just plain. 🙂 With that many options to choose from, how can you get tired of them?? And with our hot dogs, my family sometimes has some tasty macaroni salad, which brings me to number 5….

5. Macaroni Salad
Macaroni salad is basically just macaroni noodles, cut-up peppers, and things like that mixed in mayonnaise. It’s a great dish to have on hand at a summer barbeque, because it goes great with hamburgers, hot dogs, or really anything!

6. Brownies
Seriously, who doesn’t love brownies? They’re so delicious and chocolatey and fudgy and just all around good! And they go great with ice cream!

7. Ice Cream
Ice cream isn’t just great with a brownie or on top of apple pie- it’s wonderful on its own, too! I love all kinds of ice cream- chocolate, vanilla, mint chocolate chip, and especially fudge brownie! You just can’t go wrong with ice cream!

8. French Fries
When my family goes out to McDonalds or another restaurant, I always love having french fries with my meal. It’s always so much fun to dip them in ketchup or mustard….and then gobble them up! 😀

9. Spaghetti
I always know we’re going to have a good meal when my family has spaghetti for dinner. I love pouring the sauce over the noodles, sprinkling cheese on top, and then mixing everything together. And you sure can’t forget the meatballs and garlic bread! 😉

10. Chocolate chip cookies

Chocolate chip cookies are by far my favorite kind of cookie. In my opinion, the more chocolate chips on the cookie, the better! These go great with a big glass of milk, too. 🙂

Alright, well, those are 10 of my favorite foods! Now let’s move on to day 16-when I get to talk about the best thing that happened to me this year. 🙂

Day 16-Best Thing to Happen This Year

This is a pretty easy one for me, actually. The best thing to happen this year was definitely when I started my blog-on March 13th, 2015. If I had never done that, I probably would never have met all of you amazing people. You all make me feel so good about myself, and it’s so much fun to talk back and forth with you through the comments. 🙂 I really don’t know what I would do if I didn’t have all of you as internet friends. ☺

Okay, well, I guess that just about covers it for now! But before I go, here are some pictures of my brand new tablet that came on Friday.

Please note that in order for me to get this tablet right away, I agreed to give up my allowance for a couple of months, until I’m able to pay the price of this tablet off. My parents are very generous and nice to make that deal with me. So I just want to say, before we get started with this little introduction, thank you so much, Mom and Dad! I really appreciate this. 🙂

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First of all, this is the box that the tablet came in. 😉

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The awesome cover! I love the fact that it’s lime green. For some reason, my tablet didn’t come with a case, so we had to order this separately. But we got a great deal on this case, so I’m very happy that I was able to get it. 🙂

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Here’s what my tablet looks like when you open up the case. Isn’t it so adorable-looking? It’s a 7-inch tablet, so it’s on the small side, but I love it. I think it’s the perfect size!

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Here’s a comparison picture with my old tablet and my new one. My old one (which was a 10-inch RCA) looks like a giant compared to my new tablet. Plus it had a keyboard and was sooo much heavier than my Acer. I definitely do not miss the bulkiness of my old tablet, and I surprisingly don’t miss the keyboard as much as I thought I would. The on-screen keyboard I use now is pretty nice. I sometimes even use voice text, which means you just talk at the screen and your words show up on there without you having to type anything! I’ve used it a little in my recent posts, and it sometimes gets words wrong, which is why you may have noticed some silly mistakes on here. 😉

But anyway, yes, I am absolutely thrilled with my new tablet! I think it’s worth giving up my allowance for a couple months, don’t you? Besides blogging, I also use this tablet just for fun stuff, and also for my schoolwork. So, yes, I’ll really be getting my money’s worth out of this. I really hope it lasts a long time!

OK, that’s it for today. Have a great rest of your Sunday and stay cool–it’s hot out there! 🙂

An Exciting Find!

Today my family took a road trip, and one place we stopped at was K-Mart. We were looking around at the snack foods there and stumbled upon a bag of Rold Gold Cheddar Tiny Twist Pretzels. My sister and I were super excited, because that is our absolute favorite flavor of Rold Gold Pretzels, and they are SUPER hard to find in our area. I haven’t had them in a long time, though-the last time I ate them was probably about 6 years or so ago-that’s seriously how tough they are to find here! Luckily, we did buy a bag of them today, and they are just as good as I remembered them! I couldn’t stop eating them earlier, once we got home. I was able to stop to take some pictures for you guys, though. 😉

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First of all, this is the bag of pretzels. Of course. 🙂

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And here is a picture of what a typical pretzel in the bag looks like. You can’t really see it in the picture, but there’s a coating of cheese on top of each pretzel. The pretzels have kind of a sharp taste to them. I can’t describe it exactly, but the cheese coating’s just a tad spicy and really adds a great kick to the flavor of the pretzel.

Drooling yet? (haha!) 😉

Seriously, though, these pretzels are out of this world, and if you happen to spot them next time you’re at the store, I’d highly recommend picking up a bag. You definitely won’t regret it. One bite and you’ll see why my sis and I are such big fans of these!

*Sunny

P.S. Later this week, I’m going to a book sale at my local library, so keep your eyes peeled for a “book sale haul” post in the next week or so (that is, if I actually find something-which I hopefully will!!).