// cwwc | challenge six //

hello, my friends!

there’s a solar eclipse today, right? is anyone going to be watching that? i have been told that you need special glasses to wear while you look at it so you don’t go blind. i do not have any of these glasses. eh, that’s not going to stop me from looking at rad space stuff.

i got entries from the names in bold:

ellie (hope in full)
rebekah (head in the clouds)
jordan (daythinker nightdreamer)
daisymermaid (the girl with auburn hair)
audrey (please just one more page)
allison (a farm girl’s life)
mia (creative castle)
cora (cora’s bits and pieces)
c.a. peetz (cliff’s brink)
katie

points from this round: 15

total points: 123

sarah
lauren (comma hangover)
  clara (clara and co.)
sari (penumbra reviews)
rose (sun on a cloudy day)
hope (the nerd notebook)
poppy
arunima (dreamer’s dreams)
madi

points from this round: 35

total points: 137


olive (hidden hollow ag crafts)
jess (the artful author)
danielle (near but far)
suzy (ends&odds)
k.a. (bursts of inspiration)
dara
wysteria (head in the clouds)
charis (charis rae)

points from this round: 34

total points: 151

 chloe (my hobbit hole)
megan (a barefoot gal)
annecy (free fallin’ girls)
orchid (crochet buddies)
sarah (for all who wander)
kiki (the thoughts of a girl with aspergers)
nicole (worlds beyond words)
anika (this journey called life)
carol (peeking through a kaleidoscope)
madi (madi grace)

points from this round: 28

total points: 182

team shire got another member (madi), so they once again have ten writers, and will no longer be receiving extra points.

if you wrote a story, but don’t see your name on the list, let me know so i can fix it.

here are the prompts for the sixth challenge:

x

x

x

why are my prompts getting darker as cwwc progresses?? who knows.

your stories for the fifth challenge are due by midnight on august 24th.

write a story/poem/whatever inspired by these prompts. you’ll get two points for posting the story within the time limit, and one point for every prompt you use.

at the beginning of your cwwc post, please make sure to say how many prompts you used. this makes it so much easier for me to count up the points.

once you’ve finished your story, leave a comment on this post with a link to it. for those submitting their stories by email: send it to me at happyhouseofag@gmail.com.

feel free to display your team’s button on your blog.

have fun. :)

xo

loren

// love the skin you’re in tag //

hello, my friends!

rutvi nominated me for the love the skin you’re in tag. it’s a wonderful tag about self-love, but i think it might be a bit difficult for me to do, because i’m not very fond of my appearance. but i’ll try anyway. :)

1) one feature you love about yourself?

my eyes are probably my favorite thing about myself. my friend randomly mentioned one day how pretty they are. she said that they’re green around the pupil, then blue, and then a line of teal around the edge of the retina.

2) one feature you wish/wished you could change that you are trying to accept or have accepted?

i’ve never really liked my eyebrows, a lot of people tell me they’re too thick and dark. but when i was at camp, something rather nice happened to me. a group of really beautiful high school girls came up to me at about midnight. they said they’d been meaning to tell me all week that i’m gorgeous and that they love my eyebrows. :)

3) have you ever thought of getting surgery to change you imperfections?

nah. everything to do with doctors freaks me out, so i wouldn’t be able to have surgery, even if i wanted to.

4) has a family member or friend ever put you down about your physical appearance? if so, what for?

i get lots of comments on my height and weight. i’m about 5’2 and under 100 lbs., which means i get told how short and thin i am quite often, and sometimes in a slightly rude way. i don’t mind being called tiny, but i feel rather weird when people mention how much i eat.

5) something you love about your fashion sense or style?

i don’t really have a style, i don’t think? i like soft grunge, but i know that i don’t dress like that. i guess i like how comfortable my clothes are, even if they don’t look that great. and i have some pretty cool t-shirts, like a nasa one and one with the marvel logo.


6) why is your body a great place to be?

because if i wasn’t in my body, i would just be a disjointed blob of consciousness, i guess? (which wouldn’t actually be that bad, but whatever.)

i tag mckenna, eva, julia, and nabila. if you weren’t tagged, but would like to do it anyway, please go right ahead. :)

xo

loren

// cwwc | challenge five //

hello, my friends!

hopefully i’ll post something other than cwwc soon. but bear with me for now. :)

i got entries from the names in bold:

ellie (hope in full)
rebekah (head in the clouds)
jordan (daythinker nightdreamer)
daisymermaid (the girl with auburn hair)
audrey (please just one more page)
allison (a farm girl’s life)
mia (creative castle)
cora (cora’s bits and pieces)
c.a. peetz (cliff’s brink)
katie

points from this round: 28

total points: 108

sarah
lauren (comma hangover)
  clara (clara and co.)
sari (penumbra reviews)
rose (sun on a cloudy day)
hope (the nerd notebook)
poppy
arunima (dreamer’s dreams)
madi

points from this round: 29

total points: 102


olive (hidden hollow ag crafts)
jess (the artful author)
danielle (near but far)
suzy (ends&odds)
k.a. (bursts of inspiration)
dara
wysteria (head in the clouds)
charis (charis rae)

points from this round: 38

total points: 117

 chloe (my hobbit hole)
megan (a barefoot gal)
annecy (free fallin’ girls)
orchid (crochet buddies)
sarah (for all who wander)
kiki (the thoughts of a girl with aspergers)
nicole (worlds beyond words)
anika (this journey called life)
carol (peeking through a kaleidoscope)

points from this round: 34

total points: 154

team hogwarts and team half-blood have both lost a member, so each team will be getting five extra points each round to make up for it.

if you wrote a story, but don’t see your name on the list, let me know so i can fix it.

here are the prompts for the fifth challenge:

Execution of the butterfly

x

rainydaysandblankets: “ And Then You // Greg Laswell ”

x

x

your stories for the fifth challenge are due by midnight on august 20th.

write a story/poem/whatever inspired by these prompts. you’ll get two points for posting the story within the time limit, and one point for every prompt you use.

at the beginning of your cwwc post, please make sure to say how many prompts you used. this makes it so much easier for me to count up the points.

once you’ve finished your story, leave a comment on this post with a link to it. for those submitting their stories by email: send it to me at happyhouseofag@gmail.com.

feel free to display your team’s button on your blog.

have fun. :)

xo

loren

// cwwc | challenge four //

hello, my friends!

i got back from camp yesterday. i had a wonderful time and i wish i had had more than one week there. 300+ photos from the week means that there will be a lot of camp posts in the future. :)

challenge two

i got entries from the names in bold:

ellie (hope in full)
rebekah (head in the clouds)
jordan (daythinker nightdreamer)
daisymermaid (the girl with auburn hair)
audrey (please just one more page)
allison (a farm girl’s life)
mia (creative castle)
cora (cora’s bits and pieces)
c.a. peetz (cliff’s brink)
katie

points from this round: 19

sarah
indigo
lauren (comma hangover)
  clara (clara and co.)
sari (penumbra reviews)
rose (sun on a cloudy day)
hope (the nerd notebook)
poppy
arunima (dreamer’s dreams)
madi

points from this round: 25

mya (life from behind a camera)
olive (hidden hollow ag crafts)
jess (the artful author)
danielle (near but far)
suzy (ends&odds)
k.a. (bursts of inspiration)
dara
wysteria (head in the clouds)
charis (charis rae)

points from this round: 27

 chloe (my hobbit hole)
megan (a barefoot gal)
annecy (free fallin’ girls)
orchid (crochet buddies)
sarah (for all who wander)
kiki (the thoughts of a girl with aspergers)
nicole (worlds beyond words)
anika (this journey called life)
carol (peeking through a kaleidoscope)

points from this round: 37

team half-blood lost a member, so they’ll be getting five extra points each round to make up for it.

if you wrote a story, but don’t see your name on the list, let me know so i can fix it.

challenge three:

i got entries from the names in bold:

ellie (hope in full)
rebekah (head in the clouds)
jordan (daythinker nightdreamer)
daisymermaid (the girl with auburn hair)
audrey (please just one more page)
allison (a farm girl’s life)
mia (creative castle)
cora (cora’s bits and pieces)
c.a. peetz (cliff’s brink)
katie

points from this round: 30

sarah
indigo
lauren (comma hangover)
  clara (clara and co.)
sari (penumbra reviews)
rose (sun on a cloudy day)
hope (the nerd notebook)
poppy
arunima (dreamer’s dreams)
madi

points from this round: 19

mya (life from behind a camera)
olive (hidden hollow ag crafts)
jess (the artful author)
danielle (near but far)
suzy (ends&odds)
k.a. (bursts of inspiration)
dara
wysteria (head in the clouds)
charis (charis rae)

points from this round: 20

 chloe (my hobbit hole)
megan (a barefoot gal)
annecy (free fallin’ girls)
orchid (crochet buddies)
sarah (for all who wander)
kiki (the thoughts of a girl with aspergers)
nicole (worlds beyond words)
anika (this journey called life)
carol (peeking through a kaleidoscope)

points from this round: 35

if you wrote a story, but don’t see your name on the list, let me know so i can fix it.

here are the prompts for the fourth challenge:

x

x

writing prompt

x

your stories for the fourth challenge are due by midnight on august 16th.

write a story/poem/whatever inspired by these prompts. you’ll get two points for posting the story within the time limit, and one point for every prompt you use.

at the beginning of your cwwc post, please make sure to say how many prompts you used. this makes it so much easier for me to count up the points.

once you’ve finished your story, leave a comment on this post with a link to it. for those submitting their stories by email: send it to me at happyhouseofag@gmail.com.

feel free to display your team’s button on your blog.

have fun. :)

xo

loren

// playlist: songs for summer (2) //

kelsie — swing, swing from the tangles of my heart. (the all-american rejects)

i think some people are like bubbles. they’re beautiful but sometimes can’t help but float away. (about to burst)

a fair in pennsylvania.

sweaty summer job.

i said that you are prettier than the flowers and i meant it.

a fair in north carolina.

see part one here.

« post idea from mason‘s rad blog. songs in bold are explicit. »

the reckless and the brave // all time low

ride // twenty one pilots

revolution radio // green day

ocean avenue // yellowcard

l.a. devotee // panic! at the disco

teenage satellites // blink-182

fourth of july // fall out boy

hello, brooklyn // all time low

unbelievable // owl city

kings of the weekend // blink-182

she’s a rebel // green day

young volcanoes // fall out boy

bulletproof heart // my chemical romance

with you around // yellowcard

america’s suitehearts // fall out boy

last young renegade // all time low

even though it’s nearing the end of summer, it feels like the most summery time for me, probably because i get to go to the week-long camp that i’ve been talking about for months. it’s about two hours away and one of my favorite places. we leave sunday morning (i’m writing this on the 5th), and i haven’t actually started packing yet, but it will be fine.

there are so many wonderful things at camp, like the jellyfish in the lake, the tepee on the island, the totem poles, the archery range, etc. it’s a boy scout camp, but they let my scouting group, ahg, use it for one week. we work on badges while we’re there, and the ones i’m doing are fishing, shooting sports, search, survival, and rescue, and possibly cinematography. my friend izzy will be there, too, and she’s taking all the same classes. that’s nice for me, because i would feel extremely out of place without her.

i never shut up about this camp, sorry. and i never even post pictures of it. but we get a lot of free time this year, so i’ll (hopefully) be able to get lots of photos. :)

xo

loren

// cwwc | challenge two & three//

hello, my friends. :)

the 5k i’ve been talking about was today. this is the second year my friend izzy has convinced me to do it with her. it was quite fun, actually, and it didn’t seem nearly as hard as the first time we did it. i’ll talk more about that once i get back from camp.

speaking of camp, i am going to be away for a week, without any internet access. so i’m posting the third challenge now, along with the second one. i won’t be able to approve comments while i’m gone, but they’re still going through, don’t worry.

i got entries from the names in bold:

ellie (hope in full)
rebekah (head in the clouds)
jordan (daythinker nightdreamer)
daisymermaid (the girl with auburn hair)
audrey (please just one more page)
allison (a farm girl’s life)
mia (creative castle)
cora (cora’s bits and pieces)
c.a. peetz (cliff’s brink)
katie

points from this round: 31

sarah
indigo
lauren (comma hangover)
  clara (clara and co.)
sari (penumbra reviews)
rose (sun on a cloudy day)
hope (the nerd notebook)
poppy
arunima (dreamer’s dreams)
madi

points from this round: 29

mya (life from behind a camera)
olive (hidden hollow ag crafts)
jess (the artful author)
sam (redhead with a book)
danielle (near but far)
suzy (ends&odds)
k.a. (bursts of inspiration)
dara
wysteria (head in the clouds)
charis (charis rae)

points from this round: 32

 chloe (my hobbit hole)
megan (a barefoot gal)
annecy (free fallin’ girls)
orchid (crochet buddies)
sarah (for all who wander)
kiki (the thoughts of a girl with aspergers)
nicole (worlds beyond words)
anika (this journey called life)
carol (peeking through a kaleidoscope)

points from this round: 48

team shire lost a member, so they’ll be getting five extra points each round to make up for it.

if you wrote a story, but don’t see your name on the list, let me know so i can fix it.

here are the prompts for the second challenge:

x

x

x

your stories for the second challenge are due by midnight on august 8th.

here are the prompts for the third challenge:

x

x

Blasphemy // Bring Me The Horizon

x

your stories for the third challenge are due by midnight on august 12th.

write a story/poem/whatever inspired by these prompts. (for anyone who is wondering, you can only use the prompts from the current challenge. so when you’re writing your story, you can only use the prompts from challenge two. and then when you go on to the third challenge, you can only use those prompts.) you’ll get two points for posting the story within the time limit, and one point for every prompt you use.

at the beginning of your cwwc post, please make sure to say how many prompts you used. this makes it so much easier for me to count up the points.

once you’ve finished your story, leave a comment on this post with a link to it. for those submitting their stories by email: send it to me at happyhouseofag@gmail.com.

also! feel free to display your team’s button on your blog.

have fun. :)

xo

loren