9.27.2016

New Author!

Hey everyone my name is Nabila! If you don't know me I blog over at Hot Town Cool Girl which you can find here.  And if you haven't guessed already I am a new author at this amazing collab blog. I am absolutely so exited to be doing this. In this post I am just going to tell you guys some about me.



I am an 11 year old tween girl. I live in Houston, Texas with my 2 sisters and my parents. Currently I am in 6th grade. On here I am planning on posting once a month.

I love to blog, take photos, hang out with friends, listen to music, read, write, watch tv, play online games, pin a million pins on pinterest, pick out clothes, do graphic design, read comments on my blog, read other blogs, act, sing, talk, take videos, and obsesses over things. Here are some of my favorite photos that I have taken recently. 















Bye! I hope you enjoyed my post and see you next time!

9.26.2016

Birthday Cake Puppy Chow Recipe || A Guest Post

Hello, everyone! Today's theme is a guest post, and I am thrilled to have the lovely Megan from Pen and Ink  here to share a yummy recipe with us today!  Megan has a beautiful blog, so make sure you check it out before you go! 




Hello, everyone! I am super stoked to be able to post on this lovely blog today! Many thanks to these amazing girls for asking me!!

Today, I am going to be sharing my favorite recipe for puppy chow!! You know, that extremely messy but insanely delicious snack mix with peanut butter and chocolate and allll the powdered sugar? This recipe is a variation of that, and it just happens to taste like BIRTHDAY CAKE. Yup, you heard that right. It is AMAZING. Also: it has sprinkles, so that is absolutely a reason to make it, because SPRINKLES. SPRINKLES ARE HAPPY THINGS.
If you want a last-minute snack, or if you just want to be happy because of sprinkles, this is the perfect thing to make! So...GO MAKE IT YO. You won't regret this!! (unless you eat it all at once, of course. ;p) 

                                                    Birthday Cake Puppy Chow
5 cups corn Chex cereal
10 oz. vanilla flavored almond bark coating
1 tsp. vegetable shortening
1 1/2 cups yellow cake mix
1/2 cup powdered sugar
sprinkles (as many or as few as you want)

Measure out the cereal in a medium sized bowl, and set it aside. 
In a large bowl with a lid, combine the yellow cake mix and the powdered sugar. Set this aside also while you melt the almond bark. 

Cut the almond bark into smaller pieces. In a double boiler over medium heat, melt the almond bark with the shortening. Be very careful! White chocolate is extremely easy to burn, and it will be RUINED if you aren't careful. Stir it constantly, and remove it from the heat while it still has a few small chunks in it. Keep stirring until it is completely melted.  

Carefully pour the almond bark over the cereal, then stir it gently to evenly coat it. Make sure you are careful not to break the cereal. Stir in the sprinkles, making sure they are distributed evenly.
Now add the Chex to the powdered sugar and cake mix. Put the lid on the container and toss the cereal to make sure it gets evenly coated. There should be no more wet cereal or stickiness! Once you have finished, let it cool, then you are free to eat it! (Remember: Not all at once!! :D)
GAH This stuff is SO GOOD. It has allll the delicious flavors and sugar and SPRINKLES and YES. Make it. Now. Ok?
(Eep, doesn't that look amazing!?!) 

I want to give a HUGE thank you to these lovely girls for inviting me to flail around in their blog space for a day! Their blog is awesome, and they are super awesome too!! Thanks, girlies!! It's been heaps of fun! ♥ 



Thank you, Megan, for the delicious recipe! We are so happy to have you on A Friend Loves At All Times, and I can't wait to try out your yummy recipe! :) 

Thanks for reading, and have a lovely day!

9.21.2016

Diary Entry || Viewpoints



Sometimes 
It takes a while
For our prayers to seem to work
We see it
From our narrow viewpoints
And not from God's
Who sees it perfectly
Much better than we do
When we're tempted 
To give up
To give in
To anger
And hate
And bitterness
We should remember
How narrow
Our viewpoint really is
And how His plans
Are so much better
Than ours 

These are just some scattered thoughts, jotted down in  poem form, and probably written at midnight. But you know what? They're absolutely true! Our viewpoints as humans are so narrow. We don't see the big picture. We don't see what's really going on, what's really God's plan. So that's why we need to rely on Him in every situation- whether we think  we know what's going on or not. You'll never go wrong trusting Him! That reminds me of Proverbs 3:5-6- "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths."  That is my favorite Bible verse, for so many reasons. It applies to every area of  of our lives.  
Keep trusting in the Lord, and don't count on your own view of things! That sounds like a good paraphrase. :) 


I hope you enjoyed reading these rather scattered thoughts of mine! Keep trusting in Him, and thanks for reading!




9.15.2016

My 10 Favorite Movies

Hey y'all!

It's Allie, and today I will be posting about my favorite movies.


1. Tangled
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Synopsis: When the kingdom's most-wanted bandit, Flynn Rider (Zachary Levi), hides in a convenient tower, he immediately becomes a captive of Rapunzel (Mandy Moore), the spire's longtime resident. Crowned with 70 feet of magical golden hair, she has been locked away for years and desperately wants freedom.  The feisty teenager strikes a deal with Flynn, and together they begin a whirlwind adventure.

Tangled is the best movie!  I absolutely love the songs and the scenery in this movie.

2. War Room
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Synopsis: With greats jobs, and a beautiful daughter (Alena Pitts) and a dream house, the Jordans seem to have it all.  Appearances can be deceiving, however as husband Tony (T.C. Stallings) flirts with temptation and wife Elizabeth (Priscilla Shirer) becomes increasingly bitter, crumbling under the strain of a failing marriage.  Their lives take an unexpected turn for the better when Elizabeth meets her newest client, Miss Clara (Karen Abercrombie), who encourages the couple to find happiness through prayer.

War Room is such an amazing movie!  It is about prayer and how prayer is vital to your life.  If you haven't seen this movie, you should really see it!

3. Frozen
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Synopsis: When their kingdom becomes trapped in perpetual winter, fearless Anna (Kristen Bell) joins forces with mountaineer Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his reindeer sidekick to find Snow Queen Elsa (Idina Menzel), and break her icy spell.  Although their epic journey leads them to encounters with mystical trolls, a comedic snowman (Josh Gad), harsh conditions, and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff bravely push onward in a race to save their kingdom from winter cold's grip.

Frozen is a Disney movie, mainly about family.  It really shows the importance of family and it is really funny.

4. Monte Carlo
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Synopsis: Best friends Grace (Selena Gomez) and Emma (Katie Cassidy) quit their waitress jobs in small-town Texas and head to Paris for a summer adventure, accompanied by Grace's stepsister, Meg (Leighton Meester).  The prepackaged tour fails to meet their expectations, however, and soon their spirits sag.  But, when Grace is mistaken for a British socialite named Cordelia, she and her companions head to Monte Carlo to enjoy a week of yacht parties and cute bachelors -- then the real Cordelia arrives.

Monte Carlo is absolutely hilarious!  It keeps you on the edge of your seat the whole movie!

5. Matilda
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Synopsis: This film adaption of a Roald Dahl work tells the story of Matilda Wormwood (Mara Wilson), a gifted girl forced to put up with a crude, distant father (Danny DeVito) and mother (Rhea Perlman).  Worse, Agatha Trunchbull (Pam Ferris), the evil principal at Matilda's school, is a terrifying strict bully.  However, when Matilda realizes she has the power of telekinesis, she begins to defend her friends from Trunchbull's wrath and fight back against her unkind parents.

Matilda is a movie based on the book by Roald Dahl.  I read the book after I watched the movie, and they were a lot alike, but I like the movie better.  Matilda is extraordinary and I love watching this movie, it really shows how you can overcome bad situations and hard times.  When I watch this movie, I am more aware of how blessed I am with kind and caring parents.

6. Grace Unplugged
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Synopsis: Musically gifted, teenage Grace (AJ Michalka) wants to do more than perform in her father's church band.  She longs for pop stardom, but her father, a former music idol, warns her that fame often comes from a high price and that using her gift in the service of God is a loftier goal.  When his former manager pays a visit, Grace decides to take his offer and shot at the big time.  But, the more successful she becomes, the more she feels pressure to compromise her religious values.

This movie is an all-around great movie.  It definitely shows how loving your family can be after you go through a tough time.

7. You've Got Mail
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Synopsis: Struggling boutique bookseller Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan) hates Joe Fox (Tom Hanks), the owner of a corporate Foxbooks chain store that just moved across the street.  When they meet online, however, they begin an intense and anonymous Internet romance, oblivious of each other's true identity.  Eventually Joe learns that the enchanting woman he's involved with is actually his biggest rival.  He must now struggle to reconcile his real-life dislike for her with the cyber love he's come to feel.

You've Got Mail is a classic!  I love this movie!  It is just absolutely perfect....just perfect!

8. While You Were Sleeping
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Synopsis: Lonely transit worker Lucy Eleanor Moderatz (Sandra Bullock) pulls her longtime crush, Peter (Peter Gallagher), from the path of an oncoming train.  At the hospital, doctors report that he's in a coma, and a misplaced comment from Lucy causes Peter's family to assume that she is his fiancee.  When Lucy doesn't correct them, they take her into their home and confidence.  Things get even more complicated when she finds herself falling for Peter's sheepish brother, Jack (Bill Pullman).

While You Were Sleeping is a great movie!  The first time I saw it I was roped in, I couldn't look away!  There are a few inappropriate parts in it, for younger people, but it is still one of my favorites!

9. Radio Rebel
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Synopsis: Tara Adams is a very shy seventeen-year-old senior at Lincoln Bay High School who dreads speaking to anyone in the school hallways or getting called on in class.  But in the privacy of her bedroom, she rocks out as a podcast DJ named "Radio Rebel".  Her alter ego gives inspirational messages to her fellow high school students and in turn they become her protegees.  Except, for one student, mean-girl Stacy, who despises Radio Rebel for her extreme popularity.  She also constantly taunts and insults Tara for her timid personality.

Radio Rebel is a Disney Channel Original and it is an amazing movie!

10. Lemonade Mouth
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Synopsis: The Disney Channel Original movie tells the story of five high school students who meet in detention and form a band to stand up for their beliefs and to overcome their individual and collective struggles.

This movie is also a Disney Channel Original and I love the relationships in this movie.  The closest friends start an adventure together, with some ups and downs, but in the end, they are all together.

Those are my favorites!

Have a great day! :)

9.14.2016

My Favorite Movies



Hello! Mikayla here with a list of my favorite movies!
(These are not really in any order.)
1.      Belle and the Beast

Belle And The Beast: A Christian Romance

This is a Christian version of Beauty and the Beast and it is AWESOME!!
2. Emma

Emma (2009)

Emma is my favorite of Jane Austen's novels and this captures it so well.
3. The Challenge for Robin Hood

A Challenge for Robin Hood [Region 2]
4. The Encounter

The Encounter

5. Persuasion

Persuasion 2007

6. Pride and Prejudice

Pride & Prejudice [Blu-ray]

Yeah, I really love Jane Austen
7. Matthew

Matthew: Visual Bible

This is probably the most incredible movie I have seen. Ever.
8. Overcomer

Overcome
9. The Lego movie

The LEGO Movie (DVD) Special Edition
Silly, but true.

10. Mandie and the Secret Tunnel

Mandie And The Secret Tunnel DVD


So what are some of your favorite movies? Have you watched any from this list?


9.07.2016

My Favorite Hairstyle


Hello everyone! Mikayla here with my favorite hairstyle. Or hairstyles as the case may be. I have three that I do on a regular bases. So here are my top three:

Number 1:
Down with a headband.


If you meet me, this is probably the hairstyle you will see, because I just love having it down. Although you will probably not see my hair looking this great. I don't know how it happened to look this amazing for the photo, but believe me, it normally does not look like that.


Number two: Side braid.




This is my simple go-to when I need it out of my way during projects. Also it keeps it off my neck on hot days.


Number three: A twist.


This is my lazy braid. It takes me about twenty seconds to put this in my hair. Which explains the clump of hair that's not in the braid.

So, what's your favorite hairstyle?


9.05.2016

Favorite Hairstyle

HIIIII 

I'm Ellie. But call me Bernie. (it's a nickname)
And I'm a new blogger over at this beautiful blog.
Today I'm posting about my favorite hairstyle.
Although mine isn't as exciting as everybody's, I'm going to share anyway.
Most of the time I try new hairstyles they turn into a big knot that I have to end up ripping out of my hair. But that's okay.
I really love putting my hair up in a simple ponytail.
Everyday when I get up I put my hair in a ponytail and don't take it out until I lay down in my bed that night.
I don't know if it even has a name, but I really like this hairstyle.
This first one is bad quality but it shows that it looks like a bun kinda.


I hope you like!

Please comment your favorite hairstyle so I can know!

Thanks for reading!


bouncing in to say bye,
                                 bernie

9.01.2016

5 of My Favorite Quotes

Hey y'all!

Today I have some of my favorite quotes to share with y'all.  I randomly chose these today, looking through my Pinterest boards.


"Write relentlessly, until you find your voice. Then, use it."

"You don't have to have it all figured out to move on."

"God is calling you, equipping you, preparing you, according to his purpose."

"You did not wake up today to be mediocre."

This quote, "What would you do if you weren't afraid?", has really been impacting me lately.

Which one if your favorite?  What are some of your favorite quotes?