I Need Some Post Ideas!

Hello everybody! I hope your week is going well! I’m pretty good, but I did get sick on Monday. πŸ˜• I’m feeling a bit better now, though.

So, I’ve been in a bit of a blogging slump lately. I haven’t had a lot of ideas, so please give me some post ideas in the comments! I do know I have a lot of tags to get caught up on, so you might see quite a few of those for my next few posts. πŸ˜„ If you have anything you really want to see on my blog, now is your chance to tell me! I will also have a crochet pattern coming on Monday, so keep a lookout for that! Okay, don’t forget to give me any ideas in the comments if you have any! I didn’t feel like writing a full blog post today, as I’m still getting over my sickness, so this is all for this post! Have a lovely weekend!

~ Rebekah

Answering Y’all’s Questions

Hello! I’m back with a new post this week! I’m going to be answering the questions you guys have asked in this post!

Thanks so much to Addie and Maggie for asking some questions! Be sure to look at both of their blogs, because they share some great posts!

Let’s get into the questions, now!

Addie’s questions:

1. Have you ever been out of the U.S.? If so where did you go?

I actually haven’t ever. I think it would be really fun to travel sometime, though! I just don’t like plane rides.

2. Do you have any pets? (you may have answered this question before I just can’t remember lol)

I think I did before, but I don’t mind answering it again!! I have a cat named Luna! πŸ₯° Here is a pic!

3. What’s your favorite hobby?

Uhhhh…this is a hard one, considering the fact I have so many hobbies! πŸ˜… Writing, crochet, and running have to be my top three. I don’t think I can choose just one!

4. If you could live anywhere you wanted in the world where would you go and why?

I would really like to visit Italy or France! If I had to choose one, though, it would probably be Italy! I’d love to go there for many reasons, one being the food! Pasta, pizza, gelato…yum! I don’t know if I’d like to live there, but just for a visit would be fun! To live…I’m not sure! I don’t have a very good understanding of different places, because I haven’t traveled a lot, so I don’t know if I would be able to answer that!

5. Any college/future plans?!

It’s funny you ask this because it’s something I’ve been thinking a lot about lately. I plan to become a doula when I’m out of high school, and then maybe go to college to become a midwife if I like that career area!

Maggie’s questions:

1. Would you rather visit a library or a bookstore?

I like them both for different reasons! I love bookstores because I can actually buy the books, whereas at a library I’d have to return them in a few weeks. I also really like the library, especially if I don’t have any money to spend on books. Overall, though, I’d have to go with a bookstore!

2. What’s your favorite savannah animal?

Elephants! For some reason, I’ve just always loved them, and I don’t know why, but that’s definitely what I’d choose for this question!

3. What are a few countries you’d love to visit?

Like I said earlier, Italy and France are two countries I’d love to visit! I also really like Ireland!

4. Do you prefer lemonade or tea?

I like both, but lemonade is my favorite!

5. What were some of your favorite games to play when you were little?

When I was little, I really loved to play Monopoly and Risk! I love the games that rely heavily on strategy, instead of just luck. These games sort of combine the two, so I really enjoyed them! I also liked Scattegorites, I think, though that was a bit later.

6. How would you describe your art/decorating style?

I like really simple and cute decorations that are bright and cheerful! 😊

7. Do you prefer drawing or painting?

I don’t do much of either, because I’m not the best at it, but I do like drawing better.

Thank you all for reading! And, thanks again to Addie and Maggie for asking some questions! I had so much fun answering them! See y’all Thursday!

Bye!

~ Rebekah

Taking a Short Break + Ask Me Some Questions

Hey everybody! I hope you’re having an amazing day, and I hope you had a great week! ❀️😊

So, for the next couple of weeks, I’ll be taking a short break, because I’m going to be visiting family! I’ll be back mid-August with some amazing posts!

For now, I’d love it if you could ask me some questions! I’ll answer them when I get back! If there are any I don’t feel comfortable answering, though, I won’t. Looking forward to all of your questions!

Okay, that’s all for now! πŸ˜ƒ I don’t know if I’ll be checking my notifications much, but I might reply to a few comments. I also don’t know how much of y’all’s posts I’ll be able to read, because I want to spend as much of the time as I can visiting. When I get back, though, I will definitely catch up on y’all’s posts, and check my notifications!

Okay, thanks for reading! Remember to ask some questions! Bye! ☺️

~ Rebekah

Reacting to and Answering Your Assumptions About Me

Hello everybody! I hope you are having an amazing day!

A couple of weeks ago, I reached my one-year blogiversary, and I asked for y’all to comment with some assumptions you had of me! Today, I’ll be reacting to these assumptions! πŸ˜ƒ Thanks to everyone who commented with their assumptions! I had such a fun time reading them, and answering them!

Heidi’s assumptions:

You enjoy road trips

I do! I love traveling, as well as going on fun road trips! There’s just something so exciting about them, even if I am crammed in the car with my siblings for hours. We can usually find some fun things to do, and activities to keep us occupied! I can’t usually read in the car very well, or crochet because I get car sick, but I love to listen to audiobooks and music during car rides!

You like to hang out with friends often

I would like to, but most of my friends don’t live super close, so I don’t see them a lot. I do like talking to them, though, and talking to all of my blogging friends on here!

You like Mac and cheese over pizza

Mac and cheese is really good, but I still like pizza better! Pizza is one of my favorite foods, if not my overall favorite! πŸ˜‹

Briar’s assumptions:

You like the color blue

Yesss! Blue and yellow are my favorite colors! 😊

You own a cat

I do! Her name is Luna, and she is adorable! Here are a few pictures of her:

I went on my photos app to find a picture, but I couldn’t find one that was from the past three years. I realized that most of the pictures I have of her are on my camera, so I went outside and took a few pictures! Isn’t she so cute?

You like alpacas

I guess I do. I’m not super into them, but they are cool!

Maggie’s assumptions:

you love puppies and kittens!

I do! They’re adorable! πŸ˜πŸ’•

you like neutral color palettes

I do like neutral colors! They are one of my favorite color palettes. However, I do really like pastels and blues as well!

you’d love to go canoeing

I love canoeing! My family has a couple of canoes, and I love going out on the lake with them! It is always a chaotic thing: my brothers intent on crashing into the other boat, or one of the little kids crying because we’re drifting too far from the shore, but it is a really fun thing, and definitely a great family bonding experience! πŸ˜ƒ

you’re more of a saver than a spender

Absolutely correct!

you like butterflies

Yes, they are very pretty!

Victoria’s assumptions:

You like birds

Yes, birds are really nice!

You like cute animals

Doesn’t everyone? πŸ€”

You prefer pop music to rock

Yes! I don’t really enjoy listening to rock unless I’m in the right mood, which isn’t that often. Rock music just isn’t my favorite. I don’t totally know what is considered pop music, but I listen to Taylor Swift a lot, and she does pop music I think.

Your favourite ice cream is strawberry

Strawberry ice cream is nice, (especially the kind with the chunks of strawberries πŸ˜‹) but my favorite is probably mint chocolate chip, or some type of chocolate fudge ice cream!

You don’t like math

I actually usually enjoy math! I used to like it even more before I started algebra and geometry, but I still like it quite a bit! (Yes, I know it’s weird.)

Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed today’s post! Were you surprised by any of my answers? Are there any more assumptions you have of me that I can answer in the comments? I’d love to hear from y’all! πŸ˜€

See you in a little while! Have an amazing day!

~ Rebekah

My One Year Blogiversary πŸ₯³ // Comment Some Assumptions // Blog Redesign

Guys!! Guess what?!?! Well, you probably saw from the title: I’m celebrating my one year blogiversary! (Blog + anniversary) πŸ₯³πŸ₯³ Books and Hooks is one year old!

I’m so happy to have this blog and to be in this wonderful community of bloggers. Everybody’s so kind and amazing! Thank you! I have had so much fun this past year with my blog! I think that blogging is an amazing way for me to share things about my different hobbies with people, and to talk about my thoughts! I totally love blogging, and plan to continue doing it through the next few years! ❀

Here are the stats on my blog from the past year:

Total followers: 126

Total published posts: 84

Total comments: 670

Total likes: 1,212

Total visitors: 1,419

Total views: 4,507

To celebrate, I thought I would ask you guys to submit some assumptions you have about me! Please comment them down below and I will react to them in a separate post! If there is one that I don’t feel comfortable with, I am not going to include it in the post.

Also, if you’re reading this on my blog (not in WordPress reader), you might have noticed that I have a new theme, new colors, new headers, and everything!! I just felt like my blog needed a change! I also created a new blog button, so if you’ve swapped with me, you can update it on your blog if you like! πŸ˜€

I’m also going to be having a new posting schedule, starting next week: I’ll be posting twice a week again, on Monday and Thursday!

Thanks again to everyone who has been kind, and commented or liked my posts! I really love the blogging community, and I think that you’re all amazing! πŸ₯°

Thanks for reading today’s post! Remember to comment with any assumptions you have of me! I hope you have an amazing day, and I’ll see you guys soon! πŸ’•πŸ™‚

~ Rebekah

Photography Contest: Winners!!!

Hello everybody! I hope you had a lovely weekend! Today, I’m going to be posting the winners of the photography contest that I hosted! ☺

First, let me just say that everyone’s photos were amazing, and I had such a hard time choosing which ones would win. But of course there has to be a winner, so let’s get into the post! I’ll be linking everyone’s blogs who have participated, as well as their photos!

First place: Maggie

Here is a link to Maggie’s blog, Maggie’s Doodles!

I chose the photo she entered, because I love how the colors work in the photo, and the hedgehog is just so cute!! It’s very unique as well.

https://maggiesdoodles.com/2022/05/03/my-submission-for-beckys-springtime-photography-contest/

Second place: Khushi

Here is a link to Khushi’s blog, Duo Disseminators!

This is a really nice picture! I love all the yellow, and the photo came out really sharp and clear. The quote just completes the whole thing!

https://duodisseminator81314070.wordpress.com/2022/05/11/photography-contest/

Third place: Corrie S.P.

Here is a link to Corrie’s blog, Miraculus Homeschool!

I love this photo because the cat is super cute, and it really reminds me of spring with all the sunlight and green plants!

https://miraculushomeschool.wordpress.com/2022/05/03/spring-is-here/

Other contestants:

Heidi’s photo

Here’s a link to Heidi’s blog, Heidi Lane!

I love these flowers! The colors are really pretty, and the angle that the picture was taken at was really great! The flowers are also really clear and sharp!

https://heidilane1.wordpress.com/2022/05/12/beckys-springtime-photography-contest/

Brendan’s photo

Here is a link to Brendan’s blog, Total History!

Honeysuckles always make me think of spring, and the picture turned out really great! I can see a lot of little details in this photo, which is amazing!

https://totalhistory787513859.wordpress.com/2022/05/19/celebrating-100-followers-beckys-springtime-photography-contest/

Stara’s photo

Here is a link to Stara’s blog, The Pool of Thoughts!

This photo is great; I like it because the dog is super cute and I love the little pop of yellow the flowers add! Definitely reminds me of springtime!

https://stara665483257.wordpress.com/2022/05/03/beckys-springtime-photography-contest/

Thank you all for entering! I had such a fun time seeing the creative and beautiful pictures you all entered! I actually got more people entering than I expected, so that was nice! πŸ’–πŸ˜Š

What reminds you of spring? What’s your favorite season? Do you like photography? I’d love to chat in the comments!

Okay, I’ll see you guys on Monday with a monthly wrap up! Have a great day, and thanks for reading! Bye!

~Rebekah

Photography Contest!!

Hello! I hope everyone’s having an amazing day so far!! πŸ˜ƒ

Tomorrow is May 20th, the last day you can submit your photo for the photography contest I’m hosting to celebrate 100 followers!! Click here to read about the rules, and how to participate!

Here are all of the contestants so far:

Maggie
Stara
Duo Disseminators
Corrie S.P.
Heidi

If you entered a photo, and I didn’t include it in that list, please comment, so I can add it!!

Thanks for 100 followers, again, and I’ll be excited to judge all of the photos!! ❀ Have an amazing rest of your day!

~ Rebekah

One Week Until the Deadline: Photography Contest!!

Hello, and welcome back! I’m just coming on here to remind y’all that there is only one more week left to enter the photography contest I’m hosting to celebrate 100 followers! The deadline for entering is May 20th! I have five people who have already entered, so that’s great! If you want to enter my springtime photography contest, check out the original post for all the details! Okay, that’s all I have to say! I’ll try to post on Monday, and have a great weekend, everyone! Bye! ☺

~ Rebekah

Celebrating 100 Followers: Becky’s Springtime Photography Contest

Hello! Welcome back to Books and Hooks! A little while ago, I reached 100 followers! Thank you so much everyone!! I was trying to think of a good post to do to celebrate, and I finally decided on a photography contest! Thanks to The Pastel Bicycle who suggested I create a new tag, which gave me this idea!

Because spring is here, it is going to be spring-themed!

Rules

  1. Choose one photo that you took in 2022 that makes you think of spring! (animals, nature, flowers, etc.)
  2. Make sure the photo is appropriate. Any photos that I don’t think align with this, I won’t include in the final judging and post
  3. Write a blog post including the photo you chose, and the rules, as well as a link to this original post
  4. Tag it ‘beckysphotographycontest’ so I can see all of your posts
  5. Comment on the original post when you’ve published your blog post, so I can see it
  6. The deadline is May 20th
  7. The photos will be judged and I’ll announce the winners on May 31st
  8. All of the photos that were entered will be included in the post, along with links to everyone’s blogs who have participated

Any blogger can enter this photography contest if they want to! If you have any questions, just comment down below! I can’t wait to see everyone’s pictures!! Thanks again for 100 followers!! πŸ₯° Ya’ll are the best! See you next week, probably with a fun book review!!

~ Rebekah

Thank You For 100 Followers! πŸ’–

Hello, happy weekend! Today’s post is a short one, but important nonetheless! I just wanted to thank everyone for following: I have 100 followers now! One of my goals for 2022 was to get 100 blog followers, but I never thought that it would happen as soon as April! Thank you sooooo much, guys! πŸ₯°

I’m wanting to do a celebratory post, but I don’t really have an idea as to what to do. When I got 50 followers, I did a Q&A, so I’m not really wanting to do that again. Maybe assumptions about me? Or would you rather? If you have any other ideas, I’d love to hear them down below!

Thank you again for 100 followers!! πŸ˜ƒ I hope you have an amazing rest of your weekend, and I’ll see ya’ll on Wednesday! Bye!

~ Rebekah