Natural Hair Tag!✨

Last summer I did a natural hair series documenting my journey while inspiring others with confidence and tips along the way. I’ve been mentioning doing more posts on the subject so I’ve been planning and brainstorming ideas behind the scenes but recently, I came across a natural hair tag that I couldn’t pass up on. I came across this tag on kozdiaries and thought it would be the perfect way to introduce natural hair to my blog again. Be sure to visit kozdiaries after reading!

Let’s get started!

When did you start taking better care of your hair? 

Back in 2015 is when I knew I needed to take better care because my hair was starting to thin and break off. I went to the bathroom and chopped off a significant amount leaving me with the Dora cut. I wasn’t really getting relaxers anymore at the time, twice a year at most but I was still getting my hair flat ironed, which of course causes heat damage. I didn’t start my official journey until June of 2016 when I got the big chop. I haven’t used a relaxer or heat since January or February of 2016.

What’s your two favorite natural hair products?

This was hard, I think I’m still testing products out lol. Any good conditioner or moisturizer is a favorite of mine but if I have to just pick two things and be specific I’d say True By Made Beautiful Nourishing Leave-In Conditioner and my Denman brush. JBCO came very close!

What’s your ultimate goal length? 

If my hair grows past mid-back length (when stretched) I’ll probably cut it. Nothing longer than that.

Which do you prefer healthy or long? 

Healthy. If it is healthy most likely the length will come also.

What’s your favorite part of your hair regimen? 

Conditioning! Oh, and when I’m finished with the whole process lol.

The most annoying part of regimen? 

Detangling and styling. When I’m having a bad wash day this is what makes me rethink my whole journey and lately, I’ve been getting lazy with styling. But I always get over it, I never regret making the decision.

Oils or Butter? 

I use both occasionally. But lately, I’ve just been using JBCO.

Wigs or weaves?

I’ll say a good wig because when I’m tired of it, need to wash or miss my natural hair I can just pull it right off. Yes, I’m wearing a wig pictured below and it was my favorite. I’ve had two.

What’s your take on growth aids? 

In the beginning of my journey, I really wanted that quick growth so I added Wild Growth hair oil to my regimen. It may or may not have worked, I didn’t really keep track because I didn’t use it consistently. I didn’t like the smell. Now in my journey, I won’t be buying any products made specifically for growth aid. I’ll just take care of my hair with a good regimen, live a healthier lifestyle and let it do its thing.

What’s your take on salons? 

During school, my dad would take me to the salon once every two weeks. I do believe that my stylist helped keep my hair healthy (while relaxed) but with our natural hair, some stylists just don’t know what they’re doing- or there’s that evil chance that they do. Either way, I prefer to take care of my hair myself now. If I want something done that I can’t do myself, I’ll go to a close family member I can trust. Usually, one that has done my hair before.

What product do you feel is underrated?

I think aloe vera gel is quite underrated. Most people use or started with eco styler gel, myself included. But I have been using aloe vera gel lately which I now prefer.

What do you dislike about your hair?

My hair is very thick, and while that is a good thing it can also come with negative experiences. I go through products very quickly, I have to use so much to cover each section. I also dislike that it can get extremely dry. Detangling and styling can also be a pain but other than that I love my hair.

I hope you love yours as well and have enjoyed this tag, I am tagging any naturalist that wants to participate. Stay tuned for more natural hair posts, an update on my journey coming soon. Thanks for reading!

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Myers-Briggs Personality Type|My Results!✨

According to the Myers-Briggs test (MBTI), there are 16 different types of personalities. The assessment is believed to measure psychological preferences in how an individual perceives the world and makes decisions.

The first time I took the assessment was back in high school, I can’t remember what grade but I remember getting INFJ as my personality type. I recently revisited Myers-Briggs once back in October 2017, and more recently… Today (Jan 28)

Were my results the same???

Not quite, but for the most part yes. In October, my results were INFP instead of INFJ:

The Mediator
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Today, my results are still the same, INFP with slight changes in percentages. In my opinion, it is thoroughly accurate.

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Fantasy worlds, in particular, fascinate Mediators, more than any other personality type. The strength of their visionary communication style lends itself well to creative works, and it comes as no surprise that many famous Mediators are poets, writers, and actors. Mediators have a talent for self-expression, revealing their beauty and their secrets through metaphors and fictional characters.”

In the “Explore Your Type” section, you can get insight on your strengths and weaknesses, romantic relationships, friendships, parenthood, career paths, and work habits.

“First and foremost is seemingly every Mediators’ dream growing up – to become an author. While a novel is a classic choice, it is rarely an accessible one, and there are many viable options for freedom-loving Mediators. The internet brings to the world the opportunities of blogging and freelance work – as organizations expand their reach beyond their native tongues, they will come to depend on Mediator personality types, with their gift for language and written expression, to take their rougher translations and stale pitches and inject them with a sense of beauty and poetry. Some Mediators will prefer a still more personal touch, being able to work face-to-face with clients, seeing that their personal effort really impacts another’s quality of life. Service careers such as massage therapy, physical rehabilitation, counseling, social work, psychology and even academic roles and retraining can be exceptionally rewarding for Mediators.”

Have you taken the Myers-Briggs personality test before? What were your results? Did you find it to be accurate?

You can find out your personality type by taking the assessment at 16personalities.com

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Interviewing A Lovely Blogger✨

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Happy almost Friday:)

Today I am back with another interesting interview with a lovely blogger. Laura from Lauzie’s Lifestyle. I will say that behind the scenes of this interview was full of struggles for Laura and I. Pictures weren’t attaching, I was already late sending in the questions but my notifications for her responses were also delayed. Still we managed to get it done and I just love how detailed Laura’s answers are. These kind of interviews are the best in my opinion, where you can clearly tell that the person interviewed is fully engaged. This also shows a great side of personality. I’ve grown to love doing these interviews over the past few weeks so this definitely will not be the last I do. Just the last for this series:)

Let’s get to it! Laura’s answers are in Italics.

  1. If you could have your own modeling agency right now, what would you name it? Lauzies Lifestyle of course!
  2. If you had to, would you rather wear yellow or green lipstick for a month straight? Definitely yellow. I always loved when Jennifer Lopez wore that yellow lipstick in her video for ‘Live it up’. I think it would suit my skin tone more and green reminds me of a witch or something – no offense to the colour!
  3. Would you do a photo shoot with 50 snakes surrounding you (non poisonous) for $50,000? If they were non-poisonous, I would happily pose with them.
  4. Can you name 5 public figures that inspire you? 
    1. Jennifer Lopez. I mention her a fair amount on my blog. She was really my childhood inspiration. 
    2. I do not know if this will count, but I could mention many Old Hollywood stars – specifically Lauren Bacall.
    3.  Mary-Kate and Ashley. I love that they stay true to themselves and do not seek out fame. They are very original.
    4. Lisa Eldridge. I have always admired her makeup work and how she launched her career. I believe she started by working in retail at Harrods.
    5.SJP  (Sarah Jessica Parker). She grew up in a very poor household and went on to become a global style icon. Again, I admire her originality. I will also mention the late Aaliyah. She had such a unique look and didn’t give in to pressure to dress a certain way. I think for girls that do not fit the ideal current shape, they can really look to her as someone who was sexy regardless of her ‘curves.
  5. Do you have any modeling advice you can give? Anything you’ve learned or any tips. I am very new to the world of modelling. I suppose one thing that I realized was that signing to an agency – however credible, does not guarantee work. I know of a model who signed to the one of the biggest agencies in the world and she ended up leaving because all they ever did, was send her to free castings for test shoots. You have to treat it like a business because people will always try to take advantage. You have to have really thick skin and be prepared for people not to like your look. For general modelling tips, practice in front of a mirror and try to recreate modelling poses you see in the magazines, to figure out  what comes natural to you. This is some great advice! Can’t you all agree?
  6. What is the healthiest meal you’ve eaten this week? This week has not been my healthiest. I did have a stir-fry though. It was flavoured tofu, noodles with lots of herbs and sesame oil, roasted broccoli and butter beans. 
  7. Is there a photo shoot you’ve done that you was more nervous about than any other?  I was really nervous about shooting video. A cinematographer asked me to be involved with his latest project and it was completely different to photographic modelling. I had to continually move, try and look relaxed whilst also conveying a character. I will be posting a snippet of it today as an Instagram throwback.
  8. If your blogs name couldn’t be Lauzieslifestyle, what might it be instead?
    I have thought about this before and I have never been able to conjure up an alternative. Lauz and Lauzie (law-zee) is a nickname of mine and I have always loved how the term sounds next to lifestyle – which is really the main focus of my blog. Lauzie is a pretty cute nick name:)
  9. Is there anything you want to do in the future that others might think is crazy?
    I am a huge dreamer and I live with the mindset that the sky is my limit. This alone, makes people think that I am crazy. I have big dreams to be a successful writer and business woman. I plan to learn as much as possible about things that inspire me. I don’t believing in labeling myself into one box and this shows with my career changes.
    I can relate to this answer so much!
  10. What are the last 5 words to an inspiring poem of your choice?
    I am actually going to use one of my own poems. The last 5 words are “and now my life begins”. The poem is personal and details a bad relationship where I suddenly realised that this person is no longer worth it and that it is time to move on.
    “No more wasting good times on bad people, pray for me as I fly high like an eagle, I wish you well, and now my life begins”. Wow, perfect choice! I love this.
  11. What would you say are the top 5 items needed for a simple every day makeup routine? Assuming that skincare does not count – I would say a base product (foundation, concealer etc), eyebrow product, bronzer, mascara and lipstick. These are the products that I generally use and one’s that I would always apply on a client.
  12. Finish this random sentence: Because of ___ I will never wear ___ again:
    Because of old photographs, I will never wear a denim skirt again. Unless they somehow make a fashion comeback, I will stick to denim shorts. Aha, I’ve seen some cute ones but not many. I guess some people just know how to rock it very well. I’ve never worn a denim skirt.
  13. Can you attach a picture that describes your exact mood right now?
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    The mood is happiness and contentment. This picture is really pretty Laura! The words health and peace came to me.
  14. If you could choose 1 person to work out with, 1 person to do a modeling shoot with, and 1 famous writer to spend a full day with, who would they be and why?
    To workout with, I would choose Shaun T who is a popular trainer and is known for his fitness programs such as Insanity. As hard as they are, working out with him would ensure the best workout possible. To do a modelling shoot with, I would choose someone like Giselle. She would make me feel insecure, but I feel that I could learn a lot. For writing, I would say an interviewer like Diane Sawyer. Someone who met a variety of people. OMG I remember Shaun T commercials Lol! That man be working out FOR REAL! 
  15. Attach a photo of the 5th photo in your camera roll, a photo of a healthy meal you’ve eaten, and a photo of something you’ve written, could be part of a poem or whatever you wish to write, or anything you’ve done before.
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    AWWWW so cute!!

    The meal is a stew of lentils, quinoa and Bulgar wheat, carrots, chopped tomato, spinach, harissa, lots of herbs and seasoning – paprika, cumin, mixed herbs, coriander and a handful of cheese.
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    You’re a great writer. Your writings always take me to a deep place, mainly an inspiring place, making me think about things in my own life. I especially love your poems. I’ll be enjoying reading and being inspired by more of your work!

I hope you all enjoyed this interview and maybe even learned something from it. If you’re not already following Laura’s blog, go over and check her out! The link is posted right in the beginning:) Also, check out her Instagram while you’re at it.💙

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An Interesting Interview☺️

Hey everyone! I am back to share another interesting interview with you all. I had the opportunity to interview 5 bloggers (on #4 now) and this week I interviewed Dakota from Essential Living With Dakota. This whole week was dedicated to her blog.
I have just one more blogger to feature next week, and then I’ll be beginning my new journey, I’m so excited yet nervous at the same time.

But enough of that, we’ll talk more about that later. Let’s get right to the interview. Dakota’s answers are in italics.

    1. What is your favorite thing about having only boys? The connection. They say little boys fall in love with their mama, and there’s no better feeling than when they think I’m Super Woman. Wow! That must be an amazing feeling. 
    2. What is the toughest thing about having 3 boys? Exhaustion and I don’t have a clue what I’m doing. lol. They never sit still. We’re constantly on the move. Mentally/emotionally, I have a hard time keeping up with them because they do a lot of crap where I’m like “wtf!? Is this a boy thing or a kid thing!?” LOL! I can only imagine!
    3. If you had 3 daughters, what would you name them? This one is tough. My husband and I have had the same girl name for 7 years. Hannah. 💜otherwise, I have no idea. Obviously my subconscious wants boys. but I like Avery and Rowan, too! Avery is such a pretty name, my very first best friend actually had that name.
    4. What are 3 boy names you like other than your sons names? Logan, Clayton, Landon. 
    5. If you had to choose a different name for your blog, what would it be? Honestly, I have no idea. When I decided a blog was what I was going to do, Essential Living with Dakota was all that came to mind and I never looked back.
    6. If you had to create a new oil right this minute, what would be the first ingredient you’d grab? Frankincense! It’s the bomb dot com!
    7. What is your least favorite scent? In general, I don’t like floral scents. I’m more of a woodsy, citrusy, subtle chick. 
    8. If you could combine 2 scents into one, which 2 would they be? Peppermint and Lemon! Bright, fresh, energizing! Peppermint and Lemon actually sounds very refreshing, I’d love to try that scent combo.
    9. If you had to choose between changing diapers every 5 minutes (literally) or putting a crying baby to sleep every 5 minutes for a whole day, which would you choose? Diapers. My mama heart aches with a screaming baby and I’ve had my fair share of crying every five minute days over the years.
    10. Finish this random sentence: “When my kids ____ I ____.” When my kids all play together, nicely, I thank God for a moment of sanity. Seriously guys, these kids are like velcro. I’m so thankful they want me to be a part of every little thing they do, but I’m so so thankful when they explore and use their imaginations together and let me pee in peace. 😂
    11. I saw that you recently had a girls night out. What is your ideal girls night? Honestly, I don’t think I’ve ever had a girl’s night in the 6.5 years of mommin’. I’ve always felt guilty for leaving my kids. But that’s part of my promise to myself, that in order to be happy and healthy, I need to take some me time. All that to say – my ideal girls night would probably be grabbing my sister and going to get our nails done, grabbing dinner and a few drinks together. We rarely have time to catch up anymore. ❤
    12. If you had to choose one of these pets for your boys, which would you choose? A hedgehog, an iguana, or a chinchilla? Uhh, none? Lol. We don’t have pets. I’m not a pet person. But Maybe one day the boys will talk me into it, so for the sake of playing a long – hedgehog!
    13. What is the funniest moment you can remember with your husband? Oh man, I don’t know that I can pick just one. This guy keeps me laughing. I’m so blessed to have him walk this life with me. One particular moment doesn’t stand out for me, I just get the warm fuzzies and recall lots of laughter.
    14. What day of the month did you get married on? (Only the number) and give 1 hint about what month it is. 17. Warm! Hmmm, can any of you guess which month it is???
    15. Can you draw a football, a bottle of oil, and a strawberry? (I picked items relating to boys, your Instagram, and blog) The drawings don’t have to be perfect, this is for fun. Be sure to take a picture of your drawings and attach. strawberry😂 clearly I am no artist!

 

 

Lol I’m thinking my own drawings would look very similar.

I hope you all enjoyed reading Dakota’s answers. Do any of you have a son? Can you relate to any of Dakota’s answers? Comment below.✨

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This Q&A Gets Interesting!☺️

Today I woke up feeling much better than yesterday and I couldn’t be happier about it. Of course I’m still dealing with and working on things but I don’t feel completely down. Yay for me and please stay for me! Word to brighter days.

As you all know, I’ve been doing these fun interviews with a few bloggers (the 5 that won my 500 follower Q&A Game). This week I’m featuring Cherylene from livingvsexisiting and today I’ll be sharing just how fun and interesting this interview got 😉

I’ve been coming up with questions/tasks that relate to the blogger or their blog, and questions they may have never been asked before to make it more interesting. Let’s see what questions I came up with for Cherylene and how she responded☺️

Questions for Cherylene (her answers are in italics)

1. Name 3 things that rhyme with love.
Three things that rhyme with love – dove, glove and shove.

2. If you had to choose a different name for your blog, what would it be?
If I had to choose a different name for my blog, I would probably call it Chery’s Perspective.
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Ooh I like that Chery!*

3. What is the healthiest thing you’ve eaten today?
Fruits – watermelon slices with an orange and a small portion of grapes to be exact.

4. What are the first 7 words to the last song you listened to?
“Even if we can’t find heaven, heaven” – from the song Stand By You by Rachel Platten.
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This sounds beautiful.*

5. Would you rather have nightmares every night for the next 5 months, or never be able to dream again?
Those options aren’t all that great. I’ll have to pass on the 5 months of nightmares and settle for never being able to dream again. I would settle for a peaceful night sleep any day! 

6. If you had to choose one or the other for a pet, which would it be: Spider or snake?
Lee, why are you doing this to me? No fish, puppies girlfriend even an ant farm had a better chance at ending up at my house. I’ll take the spider.
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LOL! I apologized for putting her in this horrible situation but I knew she had never been asked this before… “No fish, even an ant farm”😂*

7. Can you remember a line you’ve used from any of the rap battles you’ve had with your son?
We usually just rap off the top of our heads but let’s see, ok here’s one. “You think you’re so cool trying to play me for a fool but you know little boy that just not cool. I’m going to show you that mummy still rules!!!!” We just have fun with it going until someone can’t flow or gives in. We both enjoy them.
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I love this!:)*

8. When was your last fun family outing?
Our last fun family outing was a trip to the mall on Tuesday. The kids were financially rewarded for doing well in exams so they got a mini shopping spree.
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Good for them! They definitely deserve the reward:)*

9. Is there a song that can always put you in a great mood or make you want to dance?
“Can’t Stop The Feeling” by Justin Timberlake
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Great song choice!*

10. What is your favorite thing about summer and your favorite thing about winter?My favourite thing about summer is that here in Trinidad we get that type of weather most of the year outside of the rainy season. Winter is not something I’ve had the opportunity to fully experience but I love the idea of being able to play in the snow.
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Wow! I hope you’re able to experience playing in the snow one day. The snow to me is what makes winter so beautiful.*

11. What is the first thing you can think of that is the color blue (other than the sky or ocean)
Oh that’s easy, my navy blue Toyota Collora.

12. Name 5 things you must have in your dream home.
Five things I must have in my dream home include:

1. Smart home devices for various parts of my home.

2. Mini Movie Theatre so the family and I can watch movies on a big screen.

3. Walk-in closets for each bedroom.

4. Self-cleaning pool

5. Lots and lots of storage.
Lee, I forgot to ask who was paying for all of this.
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Hmmm? Maybe one day we will both become financially able to fulfill these dreams lol.*

13. Mango or avocado: which do you like best?
Avocado hands down. I can eat it with almost anything and by itself.
*Can you believe I have never tried avocado?*

14. Would you prefer cloud watching or stargazing?
Although there is beauty to be seen both at day and at night I think I would go with cloud watching because the clouds change shape and sometimes you can see different images. I think that’s amazing and fun.
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Definitely agree that there is so much beauty in both. I’d love to stargaze as much as I cloud watch.*

15. Can you draw a tree, an umbrella (because I noticed you like the rainy season) and 2 identical things of your choice (it can be 2 hearts, 2 people, whatever you choose) the drawings don’t have to be perfect this is just for fun. Please take a picture of your drawings and attach.


Okay, can we talk about how cool Chery’s drawing is?! I love the palm trees and the 2 cars on the road. You’re really creative and definitly have an artistic ability. I enjoyed this whole interview and I’m glad you did too! I also love the bit of your personality I’ve learned through the interview and behind it:)

If you like Chery’s drawing let her know in the comments. What question and answer did you find the most interesting? Did you relate/agree to any? Comment below.✨

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Fun Q&A With Pamela; StarringPamela☺️

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Today is Pamela’s 4th feature which means there is only 1 left before we move on to our next winner. These weeks have been flying by! I really enjoyed doing the fun Q&A with Maggie and mentioned that I would do one for each winner, so that’s what today’s feature will be and I’m so excited! Am I the only one that loves Q&A/interviews? I try to ask fun questions that they my not have already been asked, like the traditional “What’s your favorite color?” “How long have you been blogging?” questions. Those can still be asked, but to make it more interesting you put a little twist on it:)

Let’s get started (Pamela’s answers are in blue)

  1. If you could create and name your own retail store what would you name it? I would love to name it something along my blog name. Maybe like Words and Stars? (I’m picturing a book store.) 
  2. If StarringPamela was taken, what would you use as your blog name? I really liked Words and Stars from above so let’s go with that! 
  3. What is a beauty product you’d love to try but it just costs so much? I’ve wanted to try the La Prairie foundation after I saw Tati (GlamLifeGuru on YouTube) do a WTF video on it. But it’s so pricey! 
  4. If you could be anywhere in the world right now doing anything you wanted, where would you be and what would you be doing? I would love to go to Mexico to see my grandfather. Then I’d somehow get him to come with my family to Cancun for a nice vacation! 
  5. If your new name had to be the last thing you ate and the last think you drank, what would your new name be? (Mine would be cookie water lol) Hahahaha! Love it! Mine would be Pasta Water. I think we’re related! 
  6. What is one dessert you could eat everyday if it were healthy? Ice cream for sure! It’s literally my favorite thing! 
  7. If you were granted 3 wishes, what would you wish for? 1) I’d definitely wish for a lovely farm so I can get a ton of horses and dogs. Well maybe like 2-4 horses and like 2 dogs. 2) Lifetime subscription to Broadway in Chicago (transferrable to any city if I move). 3) Free quality education for all. 
  8. If you could only have 3 colors in your entire wardrobe, what colors would you choose? I’d pick black first since it’s a great color to wear overall, blue next as I love wearing jeans and blue clothing, and probably pink since that’s a pretty color overall. 
  9. What is the first thing you can think of that is the color red? The bottle of nail polish on my desk that looks red but is actually pink. 
  10. What is the last movie or tv show you watched and if it described your life what would your life be like? I watched a film version of the musical Love Never Dies which is a continuation of the musical The Phantom of the Opera. If it described my life then my life would be quite dramatic! 
  11. What is the longest word you can think of on the spot? Quick answer!Onomatopoeia. And I didn’t even have to spell check it! 
  12. Where are 5 places you would like to visit that you haven’t already? 1) London. 2) Cancun. 3) Machu Picchu. 4) Rome. 5) Boston. 
  13. If you could only be known and famous for one thing which would you rather it be for: Cooking/baking, dancing, or, photography? I think I will pick dancing for this one! 
  14. Imagine this was your new horse, what would you name him/her? 
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    Ruby! 
  15. Can you draw a dress, a horse, and a star? It doesn’t have to be perfect this is meant to be fun 🙂 take a picture of your drawings and attach. Not very well but here they are!
    pameladrawspameladraws2Aww look at the horse lol, I’m going to assume her name would be Ruby!
    Ruby looks very friendly and cute 🙂 Thank you so much Pamela for your awesome answers. Onomatopoeia was the first word I thought of also. I really like Words and Stars for a bookstore, I’d shop there! We MUST be related lol only i’m guessing i’d be the bad apple in the family with Cookie as a name compared to a healthier choice like Pasta LOL.
    & free quality education for all?! Im down!

I hope you all enjoyed reading this fun Q&A. Do you have anything in common with Pamela? What would you answer differently? Let us know in the comments below💖

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Fun Q&A With Maggie; Dreaming Of Guatemala☺️

Hello all! For today’s feature of Maggie, I had the opportunity to give her this fun interview:) I didn’t want to ask the usual questions you see in interviews, that way you can learn something about her you may not already know and just see more of her imagination.✨

It was only right since she interviewed me recently. I thought this would also be a really great way to feature all 5 of my winners so yes, all 5 of them will have a fun Q&A during their week with new questions each time:)
Let’s get into the interview, I am in bold, Maggie is in italics:

  1. If you could be a unicorn or a mermaid which one would you choose and why?
    I’d rather be a mermaid, but I do think it would be tons of fun to ride a unicorn!! Haha I feel like mermaids (in stories, you know) have more freedom and aren’t hunted as much as unicorns are. But I wouldn’t want to be a scary siren or evil mermaid; think Ariel! Lol I’d definitely wan’t to be a nice mermaid like Ariel too 🙂

  2. Would you rather be trapped in your favorite book or your favorite movie? What is your favorite book or move? Book! (Avid reader here.) The one that I most recently read ended up being one of my favorites, so I’ll choose that: Short-Straw Bride by Karen Witemeyer. The main characters spend most of the novel on their own land out in Texas territory (it’s a historical fiction novel), and it would be SO cool to get to go there myself! However, they did go through some rough hardships in the book … oh well, haha. Wow, I’ve never heard of that book before. I would like to visit Texas in the future.
  3. Which color do you like best, orange or yellow? Orange. It’s easier for me to pair clothing and accessories with, it doesn’t fade on paper as much as yellow does, and most sunsets are comprised of the color orange, which is what makes them so beautiful! Nothing beats the beauty of a sunset’s warm glow. Ahh yess! Sunsets are so beautiful because of the colors.

  4. Imagine you were floating on a cloud right now, describe your thoughts and feelings: Depending on whether or not I felt secure, I would either be enjoying the ride, or freaking out from fear of falling out of the sky. I’m not magic-minded enough, so really I’d just be hanging on for dear life. (Although, is there anything to hold on to on a cloud?? Lol! Probably not, just imagine the cloud holds your weight and you are completely safe:)

  5. If you could name your new brother or sister which name would you choose? For boys, I really like the names William and Paul, and for girls, I love Isabella and Meredith! I really like William and Isabella, Meredith would go nice with Maggie though aha.

  6. If your blog name couldn’t be Dreaming Of Guatemala, what would it be? I honestly have no idea. I am horrible at coming up with blog names, and usernames, too. Proof of that is that my mom helped me come up with Dreaming of Guatemala!! It’s so cool that your mom helped you, and even that you know you have her support, because that definitely shows her support!

  7. If your life described the last song you heard, what would your life be like and what song? Right now, I’m listening to Best Of Me by Jordan Feliz, so my life would be pretty inspirational and kind of party-like. The fun thing is, it would be focused on the Lord, too 🙂 I need to check out this song!
  8. Tell us something in Spanish:) with translation: 

     ¡Eres todos muy genial! y muchas gracias para leer (You are all very cool/awesome! And thank you so much for reading. – Google Translate verified the validity of these sentences, but I came up with them!) Nice! I wish I had the patience to learn fluent Spanish. Of course I had to take the class in high school but I only learned a few words and phrases.

     

  9. Look to your right, what is the first thing you see? Our dining room table and chairs. My mom has a nice flower arrangement in a glass vase on the table, too.

  10. What month were you born in? If you could choose any other month to be born, which month would it be? April! Which is pretty cool, aside from it being pollen season. I’d choose October, most definitely! It’s when it finally starts getting cool outside here in Georgia, plus stores start carrying all of their fall/Halloween items. My favorite month by far! I love both of those months for different reasons. So many October babies in my family though and even on Halloween. I agree about it being a good month for shopping!
     
  11. If a teddy bear or doll randomly started talking to you how do you think you would react? Lol: Oh goodness I would freak out. I’d be hysterical. Even if it was friendly. Different books I’ve read and games I’ve played have encouraged this fear hahaha. Lol it would be so creepy and interesting at the same time.

  12. What is a game you love to play? JustDance on our Wii! I have three different editions of them, I love it that much, lol. I enjoy mastering the moves and dancing along to catchy songs, which are usually ones I hadn’t ever listened to up until playing the game, which is cool. Cool you dance!
  13. What things would you like to do with your younger siblings when you’re older? (25+) Surprise them with a trip to Six Flags (after verifying it with our mom haha)! It’s such a fun place to go, and I think it’d be fun to drive all of us there for a day. Taking them out to lunch at their favorite restaurant would be a blast as well (and definitely much cheaper!) – basically, I’d treat them to things we only do occasionally, since I’d have the money and I could drive us! That does sound like so much fun! You’re a great big sister! 🙂
  14. What are 5 things you want to do before you turn 25? Become fluent in Spanish, own my dream car (the light green VW Beetle), write a full-length novel (hopefully 50k words), get married (why this is fourth on the list I don’t know lol, I guess that shows that I’m happy to wait on the Lord’s timing), and maybe become fluent in ASL, too. Good luck Maggie, you can do it! No rush on marriage, you’re right it will happen in the right timing 🙂
  15. Can you draw a flower, a bird, and a baby? Take a picture of them:) It doesn’t have to be perfect at all this is supposed to be fun and I tried to use objects from your blog: Sure! Here they are:
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    After much consideration and a few failed attempts, I decided to combine your drawing challenges and draw them all together. Hahaha! It’s a freehanded ostrich, with a Hawaiian-type flower on its potato-shaped head, and a nature-loving baby riding on it. Cute, huh? Lol I’m sorry if this is a bit too extreme!

    Not too extreme at all right?! It’s perfect because it’s so creative. I definitely would have done them separate without a thought of combining them into one drawing. I love the description also:)

    Did any of you learn anything new about Maggie from this interview? Anything you would have answered the same? How would you answer any of these questions? Comment below and be sure to be following Dreaming Of Guatemala 💖

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