30 Jun 2014

You Have My Heart {a poem}

^ Photo credit goes to my sister, Grace.

You have my heart
You hold it in your hands
You have my future
And all of my plans
You are the only one there
To catch me when I fall
You are the only one there
To start me up again when I stall

And something tells me
I can trust you, I can trust in you
And maybe it's the way you see
You see that we're all beautiful

I can trust You
You wiped my tears when I cried
So it must be true
You said and You have never lied
I put my trust in You

You have my heart in your hands
And something tells me
You will take care
You will hold it gently

I know because
When I was alone
 I didn't know what to do
There was no one
But there was you.

God loves us so much...some days, mostly on the worst days, a ray of God's brilliant love breaks through the clouds of depression and loneliness, into your day. And because of the contrast those dark clouds create, His love shines even brighter than you imagined.
Sometimes, when I really believed that I was alone in this world, I found Him waiting to hold me in His arms.
He never leaves us alone.

This poem was about the moment when you realize, someone really does love you with all of their heart, someone does care for you in the most beautiful way.
And, guess what? That just happens to be the Creator of this whole universe.

27 Jun 2014

she missed simplicity

When was the last time her life had felt simple?
When had it gotten so complicated?
There had been chaos, there had been frustration, anger, fear sorrow, there had been magic moments, beautiful and perfect moments, and moments when she felt as though she could go no farther.
There had been those happy days where she'd spent her time walking and singing in the garden among the flowers and trees, or inside the house with a book in her hands, when her problems had not  felt so severe, even though they were still there.

But where was the simplicity? The same simplicity that had always around when she had been younger?

And she missed it.

23 Jun 2014

here goes...I am now charging for my designs

...now charging!

Hey there. I have good, and maybe bad, news.
I've decided to start charging for each blog design I do. Not too much - in American currency, $5, and in South African, R50, and when it comes to pounds, probably 3 pounds, per blog design. Of course, if I am only going to be design a certain area(s) of your blog, it will be less. (see on my design page)
Also, I will soon make a design blog. Hopefully.
Life is great. I love living and learning, particularly when it comes to designing and coding.
(All who are already on my waiting list are 'safe' from being charged, meaning that I will still design those blogs for free. I have six on my waiting list at the moment.)
I don't really think my designs are so great that I just have to charge for them, I just want something back for the work and time I put into them, if you know what I mean.
So...what do you think? Do you think it's stupid that I'm charging now?
And, do you think what my customers would get in return would be worth it? (judge by looking at my portfolio and clicking through to the blogs I have designed)
Thank you for reading, I appreciate it.

18 Jun 2014

there is a creator // poem entry for Hannah's challenge

Image is my own.

do you see
the patterns on those leaves
and how softly
a newborn breathes
do you see
how gently the wind blows
and how strong
the ocean waves roll
do you see
the star that twinkles most
and the way
the bold moon glows
do you see 
those big oak trees swaying 
and do you see
those young ones playing
do you see
the light coming through the trees
or the darkness
where the shadows play and tease
do you see
her eyes close with sleep
and do you see
her lashes touch her cheek

because I see-
and I can bet,
there is indeed
a creator yet.


That...was a poem that I am entering in Hannah's challenge. Click HERE to read about it and visit her blog...she's a really lovely gal. You should enter, if you're up to it. ♥
So what did you think?
I hope you are having a lovely Wednesday, as I am.

P.S.: Why don't you go check out Friendship Through Faith? It's a blog I am busy designing - a blog by a friend of mine, Jemma. She's wonderful and so is her blog. Perhaps you'll follow? And, maybe, tell me what you think of the design? ♥

16 Jun 2014

Warm Hugs Tag

Hey there.
I promised to do a post that has nothing to do with a writing challenge...and...here it is.
I was tagged by both Kayla, Madeline and Lauren (ohmygoodness you all have lovely names). Thank you SO much, girls, you are all amazing...I'll be answering all of your sets of questions, so, yep, I have a lot and I need to get answering.

 Follow the blog(s) that tagged you (optional)

 Post two or more pics that include your fave characters, books, movies or lyrics from songs (they can also be your own edits and pictures

❅ Tag five or more bloggers and tell them

 Answer the ten questions the blogger that nominated you has written, related to books, characters, etc.

❅ Create your own questions having to do with the same thing

Pics: (specially picked out from a personal point of view by yours truly)

Ever since I read that book... Divergent fan all the way... :) I still haven't watched the movie yet, though, and I can't wait to. And Tris is one of my all time favorite characters from a book. So, yeah, those are the two photos concerning movies, books, and characters...now one for lyrics from a song...

I love that song. The rhythm, her voice...I could just listen to it all day. #lovely

My fave Disney movie...

And another Disney movie that I'm warming up to. (catch my drift?)

Wait. Wait...one more...(not concerning princesses, though Katniss could probably be a pretty good one)

Oh, Peeta...
I ♥ these two in The Hunger Games movies + I ♥ reading The Hunger Games Trilogy books...
And don't get me started on The Fault In our Stars. I've added enough pics. But I will say...I'm a fan of that, too.

That's all.
Was it too much? (all pics via Pinterest or Google search, none my own, I take no credit)
Moving on. (heads up, this is going to be a long post)

Madeline's questions:
Favorite Disney quote?
answer: Hmm...I don't know many...so, I can't give an answer. Sorry. 
Favorite fictional characters?
answer: Tris, Tobias, Augustus Waters, Katniss, Peeta.
If you could party with one fictional character, who would you want to party with?
answer: Um...let's see...need someone who is funny, energetic and slightly witty for a party...I'm gonna go with Uriah from Divergent. I think.
Favorite Disney princess movie?
answer: Tangled.
Would you rather spend a day with your favorite fictional character in their world or have an unlimited amount of money to spend on books for the rest of your life? (hehe evil >:) )
answer: That is evil, Maddie. :P But, I'm able to answer. I would like to have an unlimited amount of money to spend on books for the rest of my life - gives me more happiness for longer, the other would (obviously) be over in a day.
Have you ever been to Disney Land? If you have, how many times?
answer: Nope, never. You see, I live in South Africa. No Disneyland here.
What song describes you the most?
answer: I'm afraid I can't answer.
Which character death made you the most sad?
answer: Tris or Augustus. :'( Quite hard to choose...
Which fictional character can you relate to the most? 
answer: I can relate to a few, but only slightly...I guess books aren't written about people like me that often. Anyways, I won't be able to answer this question, either.
What is your favorite message in a Disney movie and why?
answer: I kind of like the message in Frozen - love will thaw a frozen heart...why? Because it's true that if you show enough love, you can change someone's heart.

Kayla's questions:
Favorite movie series?
answer: I haven't watched too many, actually. But...there's a really old series called the A-Team...you might have watched the new movie...but that is my fave series.
Favorite Disney princess?
answer: Anna. ♥
Favorite Disney song?
answer: Let It Go.
Frozen or Tangled?
answer: Tangled.
M&M's or kisses?
answer: M&M's.
Fact about yourself?
answer: I don't like coffee.
Favorite book character?
answer: Tris.
Favorite singer/band?
answer: Taylor Swift.
Favorite quote?
answer: Impossible to choose. #ilovequotestoomuch
Favorite season and why?
answer: I think that my favorite season is Autumn, because of the way everything feels fresh, and because the temperature seems just right.
Lauren's questions:
What is your favorite Disney film?
answer: Tangled.
If you could spend a full day with any fictional character, who would it be?
answer: Tris Prior  or Tobias Eaton or even Peter Hayes. (why Peter? Dunno. Don't be shocked. I just think I'd like to learn more about him. Hopefully he doesn't stick a butter knife in my eye) Actually, you know what, on second thought, definitely Peeta Mellark.
If you could go to Hogwarts, or a school with five of your favorite fictional characters in your class, who would you choose?
answer: Because I'm homeschooled I'm let off this one, right? ;)
If you had to marry a fictional character and spend the rest of your life with them, who would you choose?
answer: OK, then. This is tough. Peeta Mellark...maybe...
If you had to live in a book for the rest of your life (with the characters, and in the place they life, etc.), which book would it be?
answer: OK, here's one where I can't (won't) choose Divergent. And...I don't have an answer.
What is your favorite Disney song?
answer: Let It Go.
Favorite fictional characters?
answer: I'm sure I answered this one and the one above before already. But, doesn't matter... Tris, Tobias, Augustus Waters, Katniss, Peeta.
Favorite fictional authors?
answer: Suzanne Collins and Veronica Roth.
Which song describes you most?
answer: I can't answer.

Now, my questions... Here's what I'm going to do. I'm going to choose ten questions out of the ones I answered above - my favorite ones, or the most creative ones. And then just one bonus question for Divergent fans.
1. Favorite Disney princess?
2. Favorite fictional characters?
3. What is your favorite Disney movie?
4. Favorite singer/band?
5. Fact about yourself?
6. If you had to marry a fictional character and spend the rest of your life with them, who would you choose? (gave this one cos it's hard)
7. If you had to live in a book for the rest of your life, which book would it be?
8. What is your favorite song(s)? (OK, that one isn't recycled, just one I wanted to ask)
9. Favorite book character?
10. What is your favorite message in a Disney movie and why?
Bonus question for Divergent fans:
Who would you like to live instead of die most out of the characters Veronica Roth killed in Divergent? (I gave you an evil question, like Madeline did me...)

I nominate:
and...anyone who comments Tris Prior. (for fun, for the people who want to do the tag but weren't nominated)

I'm done. Thanks for reading. ♥
PS: When I hit 70 followers (yay, I've got 66!), I'll host a writing challenge/contest.

3 Jun 2014

Entry for Eve's writing contest // Go Somewhere

with the windows let down, let's sit in a fast car and drive to somewhere far away
[VIA. Not my own image]

Let’s leave right now, just you and me
I don’t know where we’re going
Guess we’ll have to just wait and see
So let’s grab the car keys

We can drive with the window down
Let the fresh air in and feel the wind blow
We can go from town to town
I don’t know where we’ll go but I want to go

Let’s get in the car,
Drive to some place far
‘Cause I need to get away for awhile
Need to feel the return of a smile

You can hold the pedal down
We can sit back and listen to the engine roar
I’ll put some music on
The kind that sends shivers to your core

Starting now I want to go somewhere
As long as it’s not here I don’t care

Let’s leave right now, just you and me
Let’s get in the car
and go someplace far

‘Cause I long to explore
I want my life to be so much more
Then what it was before
I’m hungry to taste a new world
and I want you to come as well

It’s not that I don’t like this place
I guess you could say it’s a desperate case
I just want to see things I haven’t seen
and go to all the places I haven’t been

Starting now I want to go somewhere
As long as it's not here I really don't care

Author's note: Hmm...my conclusion is that this poem is about wanderlust. I didn't know till now, I just let it take me where it wanted to.

Hey guys! I know I said I'm meant to be really busy with packing up and stuff, but I decided I would enter Eve's writing contest with this (two days till the deadline!).

Oh, and, Eve's contest is awesome. You should check it out and enter. Thanks for hosting it, Eve. :)
Thank you so much for reading, it means a lot to me. Love all of my followers! What do you think of my entry? I was slightly disappointed with the way it turned out, but I don't have much time to write another one now, so, here goes...

Postscript: Hello June! What do you mean to me? Well, since I live in South Africa, Somerset-West, you mean cold, windy, and wet as Winter begins. Preparing myself. I love you but I somehow find myself dreaming about December or January whenever you come around...strange thing is that I wish for you when they are around. ♥

(You may be slightly confused, person who is reading this postscript...well, only if you're American. But anyway, most of you probably already know, that when it's your Summer time, it's my Winter time.)