Introducing The Summer Bored Games

Hey guys! Yesterday in my post (Introducing…Meow (+photo shoot)) I mentioned there was a really exciting post coming today that you wouldn’t want to miss. Well, now it’s here! Guys, if you are scrolling past this on Reader wondering if it’s worth your time, I’m telling you that it DEFINITELY is! You WANT to see this!

So now, I am introducing…..

*drumroll please*

The Summer Bored Games

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Ever had one of those days… or weeks.. maybe even entire SUMMERS, where you just felt like you wasted eternities of time sitting around because you had NOTHING to do? Well, no more! We have the Summer Bored Games now! A fun and creative way to not only bust your own boredom, but to make others around you smile as well! Full of thoughtful challenges and crazy activities, the Summer Bored Games will give you a summer full of memories, fun, and so much more! The more challenges you complete, the more points you get. And on top of shooing boredom out the door, having fun, and making others’ days, you can even win an amazing prize by earning enough points!



Megan // A Barefoot Gal

Clara // Clara & Co.

K.A. // Cuddly Critters Blog

Allison // A Farm Girl’s Life


We four hosts (Megan, K.A., Allison, and I) will take turns posting a challenge post, one a week, for the month of July.

Each post will have 35 challenges, ranging from 1-4 points each – the harder the challenge, the more points you earn! Super hard or courageous challenges earn you Mega Points, which means 10 points instead of 1-4.

Participants collect points by successfully completing challenges. You don’t have to do the challenges in the order we list them, and you obviously don’t have to do them all (but then you won’t get as many points). However, you must complete any weekly challenges within the week that they are posted for those points to count. If you miss a week, feel free to do the challenges just for fun, but they won’t earn you any points toward the giveaway.
Also, please understand that honesty is always the best choice. Do not say you did a challenge when you really did not. No one wants that. I trust every one of you to follow the rules and not do that. Please don’t make me lose that trust.

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In each of the challenge posts, a survey will be provided that participants can use to send their points from the completed challenges to a (only one) host blogger for a chance to win a prize (host bloggers are not eligible for the prize). However, if a participant would rather conquer the challenges just for fun and not win a prize, then they can simply complete the challenges however they wish and not worry about keeping track of points.

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Prizes come in a three-tier winner system. Participants are entered for a chance to win the prize corresponding to their point range.

If, at the end of the challenge, you have 0-50 points, you are not eligible to win a prize. If you are in the lowest prize tier, which is for participants with 51-250 points, you have a chance of winning a $5 Amazon gift card. If you are in the middle prize tier, which is for participants with 251-400 points, you have a chance of winning a $10 Amazon gift card. If you are in the top prize tier, which is for participants with 401+ points, you have a chance of winning a $15 Amazon gift card.

At the end of the challenge, we’ll tally up each participant’s total points, fit them into the proper point tier, and random-generate the winners. If you work hard, you can earn yourself more of a chance for more of a prize!

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Challenge Post #1: Clara & Co. on July 2nd

Challenge Post #2: A Barefoot Gal on July 9th

Challenge Post #3: A Farm Girl’s Life on July 16th

Challenge Post #4: Cuddly Critters Blog on July 23rd

Challenge Winners: Clara & Co., A Barefoot Gal, A Farm Girl’s Life, and Cuddly Critters Blog on July 30th


To sum up the above info, you can look at this helpful graphic made by some of your amazing hosts!

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  • The challenge is open to participants worldwide, and to ages 10-18.
  • Please get a parent’s permission before signing up.
  • Please sign up just once, on any one (but not more than one) of the hosts’ blogs.
  • Sign up to participate in the Summer Bored Games 2018 with the contact form below! (If you’re on WordPress Reader, the contact form probably won’t show up until you visit my actual blog.)


I hope you’re as excited for The Summer Bored Games as I am! If you want to help spread the word, we would LOVE that! If you could share this post to Pinterest, Facebook, or other social media, repost it on your blog, and tell your family and friends, it would mean so much! Even if you don’t win a prize, you can still have fun competing with your siblings or friends to see who can get the most points. 🙂 Just don’t forget to have fun if you do this! It’s not just about the points! It’s about making your summer- more specifically your July- more exciting and productive!

Thanks so much for reading, and don’t hesitate to post questions in the comments below if you have any! Thanks so much again, and I can’t WAIT to get your sign-up emails!


Introducing…Meow!(+photo shoot)

Hey guys! I know it’s been FOREVER since I last did a post on this blog that I actually wrote! Crazy, right? I used to do one almost every day! 😉 Or sometimes twice a day! Anyways, here I am!

So, as the title simply states, I am here to introduce to you a very very special member of the blog! MEOW!!!! Now, if you can’t tell, Meow is a cat. He is actually not very little, I just haven’t really made time to tell all of you about him! He is SO sweet and cute! I will do a quick little “Profile” about him, and then I will move onto the fantastic photo shoot of him! Which I think you guys will really love, as he is the most photogenic animal I have ever come in contact with! 🙂 So first:



Meow is a sweet, gentle cat. His hobbies include being a good barn cat, taking naps, and watching mice. (as to how many he actually catches… I’m not sure. ;)) He also loves drinking bits of cow milk that are given to him. But his favorite thing to do is to play with his owner (aka the one in the family that loves him the most, me) and snuggle into her arms.

Gender: Boy
Breed: Uh..barn cat
Color: Tabby
Nicknames: Mow (pronounced ow (pain) with m), Mew… etc
Owner: Meeeee
Companions:… me? and he likes the chickens..and sometimes the milk cows

Okay, now that you know a bit about this handsome little fuzzball (who, did I mention is extremely lazy), I will move on to the adorable pictures of him! Hold on tight, because some of these are TOO cute for bearings!


Isn’t it neat how the light through the trees almost looks like a spotlight?

DSCN9745.JPGDSCN9751.JPGDSCN9753.JPGDSCN9756.JPGDSCN9733.JPGDSCN9758.JPGOkay, so I had to post both of these, even thought they look so similar(the one above this and below this), because the one below was taken right after the one above…notice any difference? Yes, his neck is slightly longer and taller in the second one! XD The vacuum in the house started going at that moment, and he heard it and was trying to decide whether to stick around for some more modeling, or to run for his life. Thankfully he stuck with choice A. But I like to look at both of them, because in the first he’s just chilling there, and the next it’s a life or death choice on his mind. DSCN9759.JPG




HOW IS THIS CAT SO PHOTOGENIC?????? None of my other animals hold still enough for me to use the close-up setting!!! I LOVE YOU MEOW!



Is this not just super cute? He looks shocked. XD


This is one of my favorites! Just because of the lighting, clarity, and how the picture is centered!


This one is for sure my favorite. Look at those amazing eyes. I love this guy so much!


Anyways, there is the end of the photo shoot and introduction of MEOW!!!

Goodbye, and have a fantastic day! Also, please drop me a comment on which was your favorite pic, and how you’ve been lately! Miss you guys, and stay tuned, for an EXCITING post tomorrow that you will NOT want to miss!!!!


Your blogging buddy,


Guest Post- By Ally

Hello, my dear fellow blogging friends! How are you guys?

I have really missed talking to all of you! It has been quite a year so far, 2018! Wow… can you believe it’s already April? I’m sorry I have abandoned this blog for so long, everyone.

But I have been planning some posts coming up! There has been SO much going on lately! This post is about Ally, so please concentrate on that! I will have a catch up post soon, hopefully, but for now, I will just let you know that I am alive, and I want to talk to you in the comments a lot! NOW…  introducing Ally and her blog!

Red Ain’t Blushin’

By Ally

Here is her guest post/interview! Questions are in bold, her answers are normal, my replies are italics! 🙂

What’s your name, do you have any pets, and what are their names? (If you do have pets)
Ally, I have no pets
Ally is a pretty name! Aww, that’s too bad, but maybe you can get one sometime!
What is your favorite color?
Red, def!!
Cool! I like red too, although coral and teal are my favorite colors…
How many animals do you have?
0 (dreaming of a kitten :D)
Oh yes, Kittens are so precious! If only they stayed kittens forever… but I still love “my” cat.
When did you get your blog?
Wow, that’s pretty new then! Congrats, and welcome to the blogosphere- as we bloggers call it! May I just give you a round of applause. *starts clapping* *motions for everyone else to clap too*
Do you like Blogging?
More than anything! (except maybe waffles)
Awesome! Haha, yeah… waffles are pretty good!
What is your favorite food? What is your favorite desert?!
Mac and Cheese!! S’mores
WHAT? Wow, we are TWINSSS!!!! *high fives you* I LOVE mac and cheese! S’mores are pretty great too!
Do you like making crafts? If so, what are a few you’ve made?
Nope…I’m hopeless at it 😦
Ehh, that’s alright! It’s definitely not for everyone!
What’s your favorite season?
ME TOO!!! Well.. kind of… out of Summer or Winter, definitely summer. But I really like Spring too…..
What is your favorite book series or just one book?
THE land of stories (Chris Colfer)
Hmm…. I don’t think I’ve heard of it! I should look into it!
What is your favorite type of animal?
Yep, they’re great
If you could have ANY one animal in the world (that isn’t extinct) which would it be?
Kitten (you probably got that I love cats)
Haha, yep!
Do you have siblings?
Fun… that’s always fun, right?
Are you the youngest kid in your family?
Haha, that’s alright. Older siblings are awesome in my opinion. At least mine are.. 🙂
Do you post: 1 time a week, 2 times a week, every day, every other day, or about once a month or other?
Once a week
That’s good… better than me… Heh heh. *guilty smile*
Do you play with your animals? If so, what do you do with them?
no animals *imma cry now*
*pats your back* It’s okay.. just have a good cry.. Someday… Someday….

Anyways, thanks so much for the interview, Ally! That was awesome! I hope you’ll get your kitten someday, and enjoy your Mac and Cheese and S’mores! Thanks so much for being with us today!

And to all my other readers, please welcome Ally if you haven’t met her already, and check out her blog- Red Ain’t Blushin’

Thanks for joining me today! Have an awesome day, guys, and thanks for reading!



Your girl, K.A!

The Horse’s Pasture Life… (+lots of pics)

Why the long face? Maybe some horse pictures would cheer you up!

We went to pasture a while back (where a lot of our horses are) and I got quite a few pictures! I decided that since it’s been QUITE a while since I made a REAL post, I would do one now! 😉

So why do we put our horses out to pasture?

So the horses go out in this pasture throughout the summer and then come back to our place in about September or October… November if we’re lucky! 😉 Now, when I say I like them being out to pasture, I don’t say this because I don’t like them being at our place…but when they can be out on grass, it is not only WAY better for their health, but also is great for them to be able to have that kind of space and nature…and a lot less expensive. We have one horse that gets respiratory problems when she eats too much hay, so we can’t use her too much unless she’s out to pasture (she doesn’t eat grain), so it’s good to get her out to pasture. We also have Huddy (the flea-bitten gray(a color)), who is pretty old (24ish?), and she is way healthier when she can be on grass out to pasture. So there are way more pluses than negatives to having them in pasture. And don’t worry, we always make sure they have access to plenty of water when they’re out to pasture. So just a few reasons why we like having them out there!!!

Pros and Cons about Pasture:


  • It helps them be healthier.
  • It’s less expensive.
  • They love the space to run around and exercise.
  • If any of them bully each other in small pens, a lot of time they won’t in pasture because they have more space.
  • They absolutely love it!


  • They get cockle burrs more easily.
  • They sometimes aren’t as easy to catch and pet (the younger ones) after being out to pasture.
  • They have to be picked up and dropped off. (which isn’t usually a huge big deal)
  • We sometimes get calls saying the horses got out of the pasture, and we have to go catch them and lead them back in! XD (that one is actually pretty funny most of the time! Only after the fact, of course.)
  • We have to check the water to make sure it doesn’t run out.
  • When they start running out of green grass, we need to bring hay.
  • We have to make sure they have a salt block out there so they get their minerals. (which we do that when they’re home too, but we have to haul it out to pasture on the fourwheeler when they’re out there. )

But see, even the cons aren’t always cons! The fact that we have to bring them hay when they run out of grass is more of a fact then a bad thing… I mean, it’s not hard! 😉  It’s fine. I love having the horses out to pasture, and even though it may seem that there are more cons than pros, the pros even out and make it all perfect, and I love having them out there! But when they’re at my house, I can play with them and ride them easier! 😉

Now that I’ve bored you to death with information you probably already knew and didn’t care to hear, do you want to see some slightly more interesting pictures???

Do you???

Are you ready? Here we go!!!

So, we first headed out to the main pasture just to check up on everyone. This is when we were first approaching the horses on the fourwheeler!



A horizon picture!

(picture below) It was the cutest thing ever- when we drove up, Pepper saw us and just started walking all the way to us while the other horses just stared! Keep scrolling to see more pictures of that! It’s hilarious!DSCN8548.JPG


I love this picture!

DSCN8569.JPGThis next picture is great because this horse (Cricket) like NEVER lets me pet her, so I got a picture of me petting her!DSCN8567This is Autumn!!! In a silhouette! DSCN8559.JPGDSCN8555.JPG


Now we’re in the other pasture, with two different horses: Daisy, and Harley.


She’s such a poser!


And again!


Random sky picture! 😉



This is one of my favorites! *featuring random horse tail hair!*

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That’s all of them!!!! I hope you enjoyed that! 🙂 I’ll try to be back soon… I need to do a photoshoot of a special horsie outside….BEFORE I INTRODUCE HER!!!! Stay tuned for that special post! 😉 😀 Bye everyone, thanks for looking at this post!

If you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comments below!

How have you all been doing lately?

Have you had lots of thanksgiving things going on?

I want to know what y’all are up to, so please let me know in the comments!



3,000 Followers GIVEAWAY!

YAY! Allison made this post with an AMAZING giveaway! You should TOTALLY enter if you live in the U.S! Please read the post below for more information! It’s an AMAZING giveaway! Thanks so much, Allison for doing this!! Also, don’t forget to congratulate Allison on THREE THOUSAND FOLLOWERS!!! WHOO WHOO!!! Okay, I’ll let you read the post now! 🙂 Also, I have some fun stuff that I’ll be posting about soon! 😉 Stay tuned!

A Farm Girls Life

(Despite what the title seems to proclaim, no, I am not giving away three thousand followers. Sorry about that.)

AHEM. I am very excited to announce a pretty…. um, exciting giveaway in honor of reaching over 3,000 followers! AHH I STILL CAN’T BELIEVE IT! You guys are even more amazing than the giveaway. 😀 ♥ I expounded your wonderfulness at greater length in my last post, along with some blogging tips, so be sure to check it out if you haven’t yet. 😉

Anyway, let’s proceed. Are you ready to see what I’m giving away?


What You’ll Win

This is mostly an arts/crafts type of giveaway because I love that sort of thing and I know a lot of you guys do too. Plus, I post about arts and crafts sometimes on my blog, so I thought that would make sense. 🙂 Here’s a breakdown of what you’ll receive if you win:


  • one super fine-tip…

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The Back to School tag!

Thank you so much to Zielle for tagging me!! I’m so excited! 😀

You should really go check out her blog if you haven’t! 🙂

The Rules|

  1. Thank the person who tagged you. (#shamelessselfpromo)
  2. Answer the questions.
  3. Post new questions. (Or a blank copy of the old questions, if you’re too lazy to make your own (or you just love my questions))
  4. Tag as many (or as few) people as you want. (Try to make sure they’re still doing school!)
  5. Wear something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue. (I can’t confirm this, BUT I’LL KNOW IF YOU LIE, OKAY? MAGICALLY!)
  6. Don’t die. (Death is terrible for the complexion, dearie)

Note from Kellyn:

I tried to include of mixture of questions for homeschooled and publicly-schooled peeps, so … this should be good for most everyone? If a question doesn’t apply to you, don’t answer it.



When’s your first day of school?

It was last Monday! 🙂

What do (and don’t) you look forward to about entering the realm of the dead? Uh, I mean the learned?

Haha! I look forward to getting to be smart again (the summer is my lazy not-smart time of the year) and having something to do. I don’t look forward to after I start and then I want summer back and don’t feel like I have time for anything. I really like writing, and sometimes it counts for certain subjects, so I enjoy that! 🙂 Also, I enjoy getting new schoolbooks and getting new school supplies. (I don’t know why I do, I already have too many notebooks and pencils anyways! XD)

Homeschooled, public schooled, or private schooled?

HOMESCHOOLED! It’s so great! I love it!

What grade are you going into? (if you’re okay sharing)

8th grade!

How many more years of torture do you have to endure learn?

Haha! I’m not sure. I was hoping to graduate at like 13 or 14, but so far, it doesn’t look like that will be happening for me! (jk about being serious wanting to graduate that early!) Hehe! I’ll probably graduate in 4ish years.. 😉 Buuuuut.. to be what I kinda want to be when I’m older, they make this weird thing where you have to go to college and do MORE school (as if your first 12 grades weren’t enough!) so that you can do that so… haha! I might end up going to college! 😉

What are your goals for this school year?

Hm. Good question! I haven’t really thought much about it.. probably to get at least half-way through my spanish class I’m doing (duolingo! Anyone have an account that wants to be my friend?) and to finish my other school books! Because… I don’t always get them finished in the school year.. 😉

What’s your favorite season to school in? Fall, winter, or spring?

Probably Spring, because I love the anticipation of being SO CLOSE to summer break again! But then it’s also kind of sad cause our Homeschool co-op is over. :/

How is schooling going to effect your blogging?

Well, I’m not supposed to get on my blog until I’m completely done with my school, so I won’t be getting on as early in the morning (not like I really did before either.. 😉 ) and I probably won’t be on as much either…but who knows! 😉

What’s your favorite school subject?

Well, it’s not really a school subject, more of a daily habit, but I’m doing it as a subject so that I’m more motivated- reading my Bible! My mom got me this Study Bible and I’m doing a three year plan and it’s a lot of fun to do that in the morning! But as far as normal boring subjects go, probably math! I like it right now!

Your least favorite?

Oooh… Grammar. I thought I liked it, but it leaves a pretty bad taste in my mouth.. :/

What subject are you best at?

Haha!!!! 😐 All of them None of them. I mean, I’m decent at Spelling and Math so far…buuuut.. I’ve only been doing it like a week soo.. yeah- let’s see how long that lasts! 😉

What subject are you worst at?

Grammar. 😐 Or right now maybe Spanish.. it’s not working so well. :/ :[] O_O Anyways, my brain hurts, so I’m not really thinking much…thinking about school doesn’t really help much! Hehe!!!!

What extra-curricular activities are you planning this year (if any)?

Probably some of Music, Art, my dad said training horses should count for something school related (YES) and then I just read that Blogging sometimes counts so.. *thumbs up* Yeah! 🙂 Probably others too that I’m not thinking of!

How are you preparing for life/college this year (on a conscious level)?

Uhh.. I don’t know. I will hopefully do more study into vet technicians, and I really really hope to go on more missions trips, so both of those might be somewhat of a future development! ALSO, I’m getting my first car probably!! YAY!!! 😀 😀 😀 We haven’t gotten it yet, but my sister and I are going to buy it together, then she’ll teach me how to drive it and by the time she gets her truck fixed next year, I’ll have my permit and can buy her half and drive it! That’s what we’re HOPING to do at least! 🙂

Do you play any sports in school?

No. I was playing ultimate frisbee, but we had to stop. :/ I hope to work on some of my gymnastics skills though! (mostly just for fun! Hehe!)

Is there any way that schooling is going to help your blogging endeavors? Or how has it helped your blogging skills in the past?

Not really, but kind of the other way around! Blogging has helped my grammar and my spelling a LOT. It’s also really helped my writing skills I think! 😉

How much time a day is school going to take for you?

It’s really hard to say. It all depends on how quick I want/need to get it done, how lazy I am, how tired I am and how late I do my chores how late I get up.

Are you looking forward to seeing friends more often during the school year?

Since I’m home schooled, it’s not the same as it would be for public-schoolers, but I’m still excited to go to my homeschool co-op and see my friends there once a week!!

Are you dreading or looking forward to the event (or did you, if it’s already happened)?

Looking forward to it mostly! 🙂 I enjoyed being able to have something to do more, and I like doing Math actually!

What are you most looking forward to about school?

I was looking forward to … getting my new schoolbooks (and some other goodies mom gives us with those! 😀 :D) and just starting school I guess! 🙂 Also going in to eighth grade is fun!! 😀 Because I’ll “graduate eighth grade” next year! :O Which is kind of ridiculous if you ask me because really why do you want to get yourself all excited for it when you still have more school left. It’s like telling a little kid “okay! You can have all the candy you want!” And then waiting another 4 years before you give them their candy. Yeah, that was a bad analogy. I’m good at bad analogies…anyways…..don’t get me started on 8th grade graduations, I could go on for hours! XD haha!

How are you planning to fit actual life in with your school schedule?

No idea. Hopefully somehow… another perk to being homeschooled! 😉 I can double up on one day, and get the next off!! But… i can’t just skip a day usually. :/

What are your overall thoughts on school?

Hmm.. it’s not too bad, but learning isn’t always fun, and it isn’t always supposed to be. I don’t like that we don’t get snow days off or sick days.. sometimes we get holidays off, or we’ll do school on the holiday and take a different day of the week off. What’s nice is if we skip a day we can double up the next day, but that’s also not too fun.. it’s got its good things and its bad…but I’m overall looking forward to the rest of the school year! And especially co-op!

There you go everyone! I don’t know who has started/not started school yet, so consider yourself tagged if you are:

  1. wearing a gray hoodie
  2. have a blue bracelet on
  3. borrowed something from your sibling within the past week (haven’t we all! XD)
  4. feel like doing this challenge
  5. really want some skittles right now wait, does that mean I have to redo it?

And here are the questions! I’m just using Kellyn’s original ones! 😉

  1. When’s your first day of school?
  2. What do (and don’t) you look forward to about entering the realm of the dead? Uh, I mean the learned?
  3. Homeschooled, public schooled, or private schooled?
  4. What grade are you going into? (if you’re okay sharing)
  5. How many more years of torture do you have to endure learn?
  6. What are your goals for this school year?
  7. What’s your favorite season to school in? Fall, winter, or spring?
  8. How is schooling going to effect your blogging?
  9. What’s your favorite school subject?
  10. Your least favorite?
  11. What subject are you best at?
  12. What subject are you worst at?
  13. What extra-curricular activities are you planning this year (if any)?
  14. How are you preparing for life/college this year (on a conscious level)?
  15. Do you play any sports in school?
  16. Is there any way that schooling is going to help your blogging endeavors? Or how has it helped your blogging skillz in the past?
  17. How much time a day is school going to take for you?
  18. Are you looking forward to seeing friends more often during the school year?
  19. Are you dreading or looking forward to the event (or did you, if it’s already happened)?
  20. What are you most looking forward to about school?
  21. How are you planning to fit actual life in with your school schedule?
  22. What are your overall thoughts on school?


Okay! have a nice day!! I’m also excited about getting back in the habit of working out at the gym with my friends! YAY! Let’s BUILD that muscle! 😉 Hehe!




This is an amazing post that my friend Nellye made on her blog. Please check it out, it is REALLY good! I love this post and how much it makes you think about how you think about others and yourself. THANKS FOR POSTING, NELLYE!


A few days ago, I was chatting with a friend of  mine trying to explain some of my quirks. You see, I’m one of those people who sometimes feels the need to clarify why I do or say certain things, and I was in one of those “clarifying” moods on that particular day. As it turns out, this friend of mine already understood what I was trying to lay out so plainly. When he let me know this, I sat back and pondered that a moment. Oh, I thought to myself. So he already understands me?  Curious, I asked, “So you understand why I say and do certain things?”

“Oh, yeah,” he replied. “You are an easy book to read. At least for me.”

At first, I wasn’t sure how to take that. It was great to be understood, but at the same time I wondered, Is…

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