Random Post #12

*waves* What’s up, everyone? I haven’t posted in a while! I hope you’ve all had a great February. ๐Ÿ™‚

I haven’t done a random post for a pretty long time, so that’s what I’ll be doing today. You can click here to read my past random posts if you’d like. ๐Ÿ˜€ Let’s get started, shall we?

Random Topic #1: Photography Studio

Here’s a fun fact: We bought a photography studio! ๐Ÿ˜€ It has soft boxes, umbrella lights, and an enormous backdrop. I’ve had a lot of fun taking pictures in it. Here’s a photo of me with my adorable Pusheen to demonstrate. XD

pusheen

I’ll try to include some more photos that I’ve taken with it in a future post! I’ve wanted something like this for a while, so it’s pretty exciting. I’m going to take the lighting setup with me next time I go to the animal shelter in an attempt to get better photos. ๐Ÿ˜€

Random Topic #2:ย The Awesome Blogger Award

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McKenna nominated me for this award. Thank you so much! You guys can click on her name to check out her lovely blog. ๐Ÿ™‚

Theย Awesome Blogger awardย was originally created by Maggie @ย Dreaming of Guatemala. This is an award forย the absolutely wonderful writers all across the blogging world. they have beautiful blogs, are kind and lovely, and always find a way toย add happiness and laughter to the lives of their readers. that is what truly defines anย awesomeย blogger. ~coffeelovingbookoholic

Rules:
1) Thank the person who nominated you
2) Include the reason behind the award
3) Include the banner in your post
4) Tag it under #awesomebloggeraward in the Reader
5) Answer the questions your nominator gave you
6) Nominate at least 5 awesome bloggers
7) Give your nominees 10 new questions to answer
8) Let your nominees know theyโ€™ve been nominated!

McKenna’s questions:

1) whatโ€™s your absolute favorite post youโ€™ve ever written?

Ahh, that’s hard! I really enjoy writing all of my random posts and I’m rather proud of my more recent short stories, but probably the post that’s been the most fun to create isย Egg Adventures. It’s really silly and random and you guys seemed to enjoy it. I might do another post like it sometime.

2) what do you hope to do in the future?

I’m not quite sure how to answer this question, so I’m just going to list some of my top goals for my future. I want to get my driver’s license, finish high school, go to college (and possibly study abroad), visit all 50 US states (I’m halfway there!), travel the world beyond the US, read my entire Bible, become a published author, adopt a shelter dog, continue blogging, grow my photography skills, and meet my online friends.

3) whatโ€™s one of your biggest blogging goals at the moment?

To reach 400 followers before the end of the year. I have over 350 at the moment, so I’m pretty confident that I can accomplish this goal. ๐Ÿ™‚

4) who is someone you want to meet in your lifetime more than anyone else?

There are so many people I’d love to meet. I would absolutely love to meet my pen pals Megan and Allison, along with all the rest of my blogging friends. I’d also like to meet any of my favorite authors, especially J.K. Rowling and Lemony Snicket. If I could time travel, I’d also love to meet Roald Dahl, C.S. Lewis, and A.A. Milne.

5) what music would you be most likely to blast if you were alone in a car?

Hmm… most likelyย Where I Wanna Go by NEEDTOBREATHE. It’s a great road trip song – it’s so bouncy and happy. It’s actually unreleased, but you can listen to it on YouTube by clickingย here.

6) whatโ€™s your favorite quote and who said it?

Oh, wow… I don’t think I can choose a favorite. XD I love pretty much any A.A. Milne quote, and there are countless Bible verses that I love. A few others are “It is up to you to see the beauty of everyday things” (Anonymous), and “The earth has its music for those who will listen.” (Reginald Holmes.)

7) if you could be granted one wish, what would you wish for?

Unlimited wishes. ๐Ÿ˜€

8) who is your hero?

Jesus. ๐Ÿ™‚ He’s the most incredible artist ever. And if you’re talking about people here on earth, then I look up to anyone who goes out of their way to make someone else’s life better.

9) what is your all time favorite book?

I never have a decisive answer to this question. XD Harry Potter is probably my favorite series, but as for one book that’s my favorite, I really can’t choose.

10) are you in any fandoms? if so, which ones?

Yeah, I’m in a lot of fandoms. ๐Ÿ˜› Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, Pixar, KOTLC, Disney, MBS, etc. I could go on all day. XD

My nominees:

Bekah

Sara

Josie

Suzy

Danielle

My questions:

What is your favorite thing to wear?

What are 3 things you’re looking forward to in 2018?

Do you consider yourself to be a good cook?

What is your earliest memory?

What are your top 5 favorite songs?

Do you have any interesting/odd habits?

What is your hidden talent?

What’s the hardest you’ve ever laughed?

Do you prefer winter or summer, and why?

If you could travel back in time to anywhere in any time period, where would you go?


That was a fun award! Thanks again for nominating me, McKenna. ๐Ÿ™‚ Your questions were really interesting and creative!

Random Topic #3: Wreck This Journal

I bought a Wreck This Journal a few months ago, and lately I’ve been quite busy wrecking it. It’s so much fun to work on and it’s super relaxing because I don’t have to worry about making it perfect. Some people try to make theirs super artistic and some people completely destroy it – I’m somewhere in the middle, I think. ๐Ÿ˜€

Here’s what the cover looks like. I glued random small items all over it, and I think it looks pretty cool. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m going to share just a few of the pages that I’ve done below, since I’m saving most of them for a future post.

Here’s the very first page. That’s my little sister’s hand, by the way – she helped me with these photos by holding the book open since it won’t stay open by itself. Aren’t her nails pretty? ๐Ÿ˜€ (She’s actually hosting a giveaway for an Amazon gift card on her blog right now in celebration of 100 followers. Click here to check it out!)

This page was extremely messy. I loved it. XD

This page was so much fun! I threw a ton of markers at the page, and then dipped various paintbrushes in paint and used those, too. I made a rather large mess. XD

This page took me a super long time, but it was worth it!

This page smells like rose perfume. ๐Ÿ™‚

I hope you enjoyed this little sneak peek into my Wreck This Journal! Do you have one, and if so, what’s your favorite page you’ve done? Would you be interested in a giveaway for a Wreck This Journal?

Random Topic #4: A Few Bookย Recommendations

I love when people recommend books to me, so I’m going to recommend a few to you guys. ๐Ÿ˜€ I’ve read quite a few books within the past year that deserve a lot more attention that they get, and I hope you’ll check them out. You can click on the cover of each one to see it on Goodreads.

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Have you read any of these books? They’re all unique and excellent. ๐Ÿ˜€ Do you have any book suggestions for me? Leave them in the comments below!

Random Topic #5: Introducing an Awesome Blog that Deserves More Followers

Today’s incredible blog is….

Galactic Daydreams

Suzy’s blog has a gorgeous design and her posts are hilarious and super creative! I hope you’ll check it out and follow. (If you don’t know how to follow a Blogger blog through WordPress, then click here to see a tutorial.)

Comment below with some blogs that you think deserve more attention!

Random Topic #6: My New Favorite Shirt

SO. Last month, I bought a really awesome t-shirt. I’d been wanting it for over a year, and I finally ordered it as a late birthday gift. It’s officially my new favorite shirt. ๐Ÿ˜›

Prepare yourself for extreme awesomeness:

random-stranger

Isn’t it great? I LOVE IT SO MUCH. XD (You can clickย hereย to see it on Etsy.) What do you think of my shirt? What’s your favorite funny t-shirt?

ย Random Topic #7: Random Trivia

Do you enjoy learning random facts? (Hint: the answer is yes.) I made a trivia/quiz/thingy created to test your knowledge on random facts. It was a lot of fun to make, and I think it’ll be fun to take. Hopefully. XD

Click the button below to take it:take-trivia

Tell me your score in the comments below!

Random Topic #8: Recent Posts I’ve Enjoyed

20 Things You Can Pray Forย Dailyย //ย The Young and Dreamingย 

An Astrophile’s Dream // Galactic Daydreams

5 Struggles of a Shy Blogger with Online Social Anxiety // Wild Pennings

Introducing THE SURVEY // A Barefoot Gal

ASMP Day 3 // Design Pique Studios

How To Get People To NOT Follow Your Blog!! (Super-Duper Helpful Tips You NEED) // When Words Fly

~ goodbye ~ // A Farm Girl’s Life

if you ever return // stars and stories

Random Topic #9: Spring Photography

I don’t know about you guys, but I am SO ready for summer. Long nights and swimming and fireworks and peaches are coming, and I can’t wait. It started to warm up here a few weeks ago, and I was so excited! Our pear tree has exploded in flowers over the past few days, and I took a few photos to share with y’all. ๐Ÿ™‚

Aren’t the flowers pretty? Their petals are all over the yard. ๐Ÿ˜€

Which of these photos was your favorite? What is the weather like at your house?

Thanks for reading this post! โค I hope you enjoyed it and that you’re having a wonderful day. See you next time! *waves*

Which random topic was your favorite?

76 thoughts on “Random Post #12

  1. OMG OMG THAT JOURNAL CLARA. I had one of those and couldn’t bear to make it messy xD You are the perfect balance of messy and artistic though ๐Ÿ™‚
    ๐Ÿ˜ฎ when did you get the photography studio?! It looks awesome! And of course Pusheen is a cutie pie as always โค
    woah woah woah. I got on a list with The Survey?? That thing was amazing.
    The weather is crazy! It’s March. And the flowers are Already. Here. But yeah Summer needs to get here already crosses fingers

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    1. AHH THANKS! Haha, I can understand that. XD Thank you!!
      We got it a few weeks ago! It is pretty awesome.
      Your post was great! Haha, yeah, The Survey was incredible. ๐Ÿ˜›
      The weather has been pretty crazy! I’m okay with an early spring, though. ๐Ÿ˜€
      Thanks so much for leaving a comment, Abby! โค

      -Clara โค

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  2. I’m excited to see your photography from your new set! Haha, Pusheen. Ah, a Wreck-it-Journal! That reminds me: I totally want to do one. Yours looks awesome! My favorite page is the one of the planets. The photos of the flowers are beautiful. Haha, my score on the poll was 55%!

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  3. I liked the 2nd to last photo best, although they were all gorgeous. I got 40% on the quiz (I was tempted to look up the answers, but I didn’t), I think a Wreck this Journal giveaway would be cool, and I love your T-shirt.
    This was a very Point of fact comment XD ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  4. wreck this journals are awesome. i really need one. XD
    and hmm, I think today i’ll recommend 1, Eragon. its amazing, (DRAGONS!!!) you won’t regret it. ๐Ÿ™‚ (until the last few chapters of the last book…..slips away crying) 2, Wings of Fire. its actually narrated by dragons, (awesome, right?) and its like…an easy read but SO MANY DRAGONS DEAD. by the time i was halfway through the first book i had learned not to get attached to the side characters. which is impressive, given how tiny those books are. XD and 3, Ranger’s apprentice. just to shake things up, and my sibs are re-reading it, so its been lying around. ๐Ÿ˜›
    I have two favorite t-shirts, one has crafty ninjas on it, and the other says ‘sorry, i only date fictional characters’ XD
    i got 45% on the quiz, because i was like ‘whaaaaat?’ on most of them, and guessing on the rest. XD
    oh my gosh, pear trees are just so pretty! i absolutely love them, my family thinks that they smell awful, but they don’t smell bad to me at all, so. shrugs
    Most crazily, ~Olive

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    1. Haha, you do need one. XD They’re so much fun!
      Ooh! Thank you SO much for the book recommendations!! I love books about dragons, so those looks awesome. Have you ever read The Last Dragon by Silvana De Mari?
      Your t-shirts sound awesome. XD
      Haha! Well, thanks for taking it! ๐Ÿ˜›
      Pear trees are beautiful!! I agree, they do smell nice. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thank you for leaving a comment, Olive! โค

      -Clara โค

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  5. Yay! Thank you so much for nominating me, Clara! Wreck This Journal looks so fun. I have no idea why I havenโ€™t gotten one yet XD. That shirt is just awesome, like, I canโ€™t even. My favorite shirt is a way oversized t-shirt my dad gave me. I have no idea what it says (because I forgot XD), but I’m pretty sure it says something to do with college. The trivia wouldnโ€™t load my answers, but I think I did really bad XD. Iโ€™m excited for summer too (though winter is still better).
    ~Danielle

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    1. You’re welcome, Danielle! ๐Ÿ˜€ I hope you can get a Wreck This Journal soon! Your favorite t-shirt sounds awesome.
      NOOO, summer will always be better than winter. glare XD

      -Clara โค

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  6. OH MY WORRRDDDD I WAS ALREADY LOVING THIS POST AND THEN YOU MENTIONED MY BLOG AND I COLLAPSED INTO A PUDDLE OF HAPPY GIGGLES AND I LOVE YA SO MUCH GIRL ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™ i’m probably overreacting, but nobody’s ever gone so far as to feature my blog and that was just really niceeeeee. thanks fam. ๐Ÿ™‚

    also d u d e. you’re WTJ is so flippity flopping cool, i love ittttt. i did get one years ago, but my 8 year old self had too much fun scribbling and less fun actually being artistic soooo i uh. kinda need to get myself a new one so it can look right. ๐Ÿ˜… (altho my inner space nerd was freaking out over that perfectly doodled page of the planets and i just wanna cry)

    love the pics too!! so purty. are those dogwoods? or am i blind and oblivious to anything that grows?? (which wouldn’t be surprising tbh)

    YES OF COURSE I LOVE THAT SHIRT, WHY THE HECKLES WOULD YOU THINK OTHERWISE. GIMME.

    and thanks for the nomination too!! a lot of those questions have some uh. interesting answers, so this’ll be fun to make a post about. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

    okay i’ve been rambling so i’ll shut up now lol.

    suzy | galactic dreams

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    1. Haha aww you’re welcome!! โค I’m so glad that made you happy. ๐Ÿ˜€ I hope lots of people check out your blog and give it the attention it deserves!
      Thanks so much! Ooh, I bet if you do get a new one it’ll be great. The flowers are actually pear blossoms! Haha, don’t worry, I know next to nothing about plants. XD
      I LOVE MY SHIRT SO MUCH. Nooo, you can’t have it. hides
      No problem!! Can’t wait to see that post. XD
      Thanks for commenting, Suzy! โค

      -Clara โค

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    1. Oh, whoops! I just edited the settings on the quiz so you can see the individual results for each question. Thanks for letting me know about that!

      -Clara โค

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  7. WOW your journal is so pretty. Goodness. XD
    YAY NEEDTOBREATHE! I’m going to go listen to the song now because I figured out a way to do it with the data thing. If only it will load… XD
    Remember to wear the shirt when we meet! XD I like that shirt. ๐Ÿ˜›
    All of your post suggestions (or the majority of them, since there a few I’ve yet to read) were great! Thanks for suggesting my post!
    I love your photography. Or have I mentioned that?

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    1. Wow, really? XD Thank you so much!! ๐Ÿ˜€
      OOH, yay! Did you listen to it? What did you think of it?
      I will do that! XD I like it as well. ๐Ÿ˜›
      I’m glad you liked them, and you’re welcome! The Survey was truly amazing.
      Aw, thanks so much! ๐Ÿ™‚ I love your photography, too!

      -Clara โค

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  8. As always, I enjoy your random posts ๐Ÿ˜€ ! It’s neat how you did the circles page in your Wreck this Journal! I should consider finding some Lemony Snicket books…
    And I got 20% on the quiz. I basically just guessed each of them. XD XD
    ~Gracie

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    1. Yay! Thank you, Gracie! ๐Ÿ˜€ Ooh yes, you should read some Lemony Snicket books, they’re great. Haha, thanks for taking the quiz! XD

      -Clara โค

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  9. Cool post! I WANT A WRECK THIS JOURNAL SO BAD. I really love your random stranger shirt! I have a shirt that says, “Come to the dark side, we have cookies.” XD Going to take the trivia now.

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  10. OH MY GOODNESS, I LOVE YOUR ‘WRECK THIS JOURNAL’. Especially what you did to the cover. squeals and the pencil shavings – asdfghjkl! You’re SO creative! Like, how????

    That top is too awesome! I’ll go take the trivia now, sounds fun!

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  11. That’s so cool that you got a photography studio, Clara! I’m really looking forward to seeing pictures you take using it. From where did you buy it?
    Also, I love how you decorated the front of the Wreck this Journal. It’s so crafty, random, and cool! ๐Ÿ˜€ I like how you interpreted the instructions in the book, too. ๐Ÿ™‚
    I did take the trivia, but I only got 50%, because i basically guessed on the questions. It was fun, though. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Your flower pictures are so pretty and spring-ish! I’m really looking forward to spring, but it’s not quite here yet.

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    1. I think so, too! Thank you! We bought it on Amazon. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thanks so much, I’m so glad you like it! ๐Ÿ˜€
      I’m glad the trivia was fun! 50% is actually a pretty good score considering most everyone so far has gotten around or below 50%. XD
      I hope spring starts at your house soon! Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thank you for commenting!

      -Clara โค

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  12. Aah, your Random Posts are always the bomb! ๐Ÿ˜€ I’ve seen Wreck This Journals all over the web and they look really neat. I love your pages!
    My favourite part of this post was probably the picture of those white flowers, they were SO beautiful! โค And congrats on that photography studio! I wish I had a design studio or something, that would’ve been really sweet, haha. ๐Ÿ˜›

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    1. Aww, thanks!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Wreck This Journals are a lot of fun. I’m so glad you like mine!
      Thanks so much! โค Haha, yeah, it’s pretty cool to have. ๐Ÿ˜› Thanks for leaving a comment, Mukta!

      -Clara โค

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  13. Wow that journal looks awesome!! ๐Ÿ˜€ The sewing page is really cool! Also the planets look really good and Mike??? ( is that his name I haven’t watched that movie in ages XD ) The blossoms are beautiful I like the second to last best! Weather at my house has been rainy the last couple days, but today it’s pretty sunny but there are still some clouds. Off to take the quiz ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much, Liz!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Haha, yeah, his name is Mike. I love that movie. XD
      Thanks! Ooh, your weather sounds nice. I hope you have fun taking the quiz!

      -Clara โค

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  14. I love your random posts, Clara! Today’s was no exception. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I only got 35% on the quiz though…apparently I am quite horrible at knowing random facts. XD Also, I love your Wreck It Journal! I’ve always wanted one, but I’m kind of a perfectionist, so I’m a little worried I wouldn’t be able to bring myself to properly wreck it. Anyway, fabulous post!

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  15. I got…drumroll…a sad 40%. I failed. Oh well. XD Your studio kit sounds so cool, and I love your wreck this journal!! I’ve wanted one for ages, but I still haven’t gotten one yet. sigh Oh and thanks so much for mentioning my blog post!! That makes me so happy!! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ Those pear tree flowersโ€”omigoodness, they’re so beautiful!! And your photography is gorgeous as always. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. applauds XD Hey, that’s actually a pretty high score compared to what most people got. ๐Ÿ˜›
      Thanks so much!! I hope you can get a Wreck This Journal soon, they’re awesome. Oh, no problem, I loved it! ๐Ÿ˜€ And thank you so much. ๐Ÿ™‚

      -Clara โค

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  16. YAYYYY, I FINALLY got to read this post! I’ve been looking forward to it for a while. ๐Ÿ™‚ AHH. OKAY.

    Oh. My. Goodness! That is SO exciting, Clara! I love the Pusheen picture and I can’t wait to see more about the studio in future posts. ๐Ÿ˜€
    1) Ooh yes, I loved Egg Adventures! XD 4) AHHH I reeeeeeally want to meet you too. longing look ๐Ÿ˜›
    OH my goodness, I loved this category! Eeep! The cover of your Wreck This Journal looks amazing, and my favorite page by far is the sewed one. jaw drops But I loved looking through them all, and can’t wait to see the WTJ post! Also now I really want a Wreck This Journal. XD YES I WOULD BE INTERESTED IN A GIVEAWAY. ๐Ÿ˜›
    Oh book suggestions! YAY. I’ve read Bridge to Teribithia; Carry On, Mr. Bowditch; and The City of Ember, but none of the others. I shall have to check them out! And for you, I suggest The Chestry Oak, At Home in Mitford, and The Story of the Van Trapp Family Singers. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Ha ha, yesss, Suzy’s blog is hilarious! XD
    HA HA AGAIN. XD The shirt IS pretty funny, and I love the picture. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Oh dear oh dear, I only got 45%. O.o XD That was so fun, though! Also, the hippo milk question… :’D
    Aww, I’m so glad you liked my “goodbye” post!
    (Um… also 8? Oops. XD) OH MY GOODNESS I LOVED THOSE PICTURES. They are goooorgeous, dear! My favorite was probably the first, but I loved them all. I wish our trees were blooming. sigh At least they’re budding – that’s a start!

    Once again, a wondermous random post from Clara. ๐Ÿ™‚ I loved it so much! My two favorite categories were definitely the WTJ and the pear blossoms. โค Thanks for taking the time to write the post for us, dear!

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    1. YAAAY, thank you SO much for taking the time to leave such a ginormous comment, Allison! Now to reply… takes a deep breath XD
      Ahh, I know, right?? It is exciting, and thank you so much!
      I’m so glad you like my Wreck This Journal – thank you!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Ooh, you SHOULD get one – they’re so much fun. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Ooh! Thank you very much for the book suggestions – I can’t wait to read them!! ๐Ÿ˜€
      Thank you! I like that shirt, too. XD
      Yeahhh…. it seems that most people are getting a score of less than 50%. Maybe I made the quiz a little TOO hard… XD XD Thanks for taking it, and I’m glad it was fun!
      WHOOPS thank you so much for noticing the messed up numbers! I just fixed it. THANK YOU ever so much! Aw, I hope your trees bloom soon – I can’t wait to see pictures of them when they do! ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thank you again for leaving such a lovely comment! ๐Ÿ˜€

      -Clara โค

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      1. You are so welcome, dear! Thanks for taking the time to reply. XD
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        YES! I hope I can sometime!
        Sure thing! Thank YOU for yours! ๐Ÿ™‚
        Hee hee. XD
        Ah, well, it’s more fun if it’s hard. ๐Ÿ˜‰ You’re most welcome!
        Ha ha, of course. I probably wouldn’t have noticed except for I number my points on these posts. ๐Ÿ˜› Yes, me too! Hee hee, and I can’t wait to take them. ๐Ÿ™‚
        You’re very welcome, Clara – thank you for the lovely post. โค

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