Celebrating Rainbows, by RG

Everywhere you go

People spread their feelings

Of hatered for others

Why do this

When you could spread your love

We all are capable

We all are human

Doesn’t matter where you come from

Doesn’t matter how you speak

It all started the same

In the very same week

We are all made the same

Just in different shades

We’re meant to be a rainbow

Not to all be the same

Celebrate yourself

You are who you are

And as long as you stay true

No one can lead you too far

We’re all meant to be

Who we are

Celebrate yourself

Your part of a beautiful Rainbow.

Your heart knows the truth

You know who you are

We just get lead astray

By those who see you different

Just tell them all ‘no!’

Don’t pay attention

Just remember we were all made

with the same intention

Celebrate yourself

You are who you are

And as long as you stay true

No one can lead you too far

We’re all meant to be

Who we are

Celebrate yourself

You are part of a beautiful Rainbow.

Rainbows all are made

After the storm

But you can move it along

If help end the battle

Celebrate yourself

We are who we are

And we’ll all make a Rainbow

And defy all the odds

We all are beautiful

We all share the same world

Doesn’t matter who you are

Either boy or girl!

Celebrate yourself

You are who you are

And as long as you stay true

No one can lead you far

We’re all meant to be

Exactly as we are

Celebrate yourself

You are part of a beautiful Rainbow!

Butterbeer Cupcakes!

Heyo, Lovelies!

A while ago I promised you guys a recipe. Well, here it is:

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Butterbeer Cupcakes!
(If you hadn’t already guessed that.)

You will need:

FOR THE DOUGH:

  • 2 cups Flour 
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 3 large Eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon Butter Flavor
  • 1/2 cup Buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup Cream Soda

FOR THE FROSTING:

  • 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter
  • 1/3 cup Gnace or more
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon Butter Flavor
  • 1/8 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 16 oz. pkg. Powdered Sugar
  • Milk or Heavy Whipping Cream as needed

FOR THE GNACE:

  • 1 11 oz. pkg. Butter Scotch Chips
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream

Instructions:

FOR THE CAKE:

Mix all dry ingredients except for sugar. Set aside. In a separate bowl, mix all remaining ingredients in order listed. Then add the dry ingerdients. It helps to use a mixer. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until toothpick poked through comes out clean.

FOR THE GNACE:

Melt chips in a pan over medium heat. When fully melted, add heavy cream. Set aside.

FOR THE FROSTING:

Mix all ingredients in order listed. If you want to make it easy for yourself, use a mixer.
Frost cupcakes, then drizzle Gnace over top. I put some in the center of the cupcake too. Just poke a hole in it with your finger and drizzle some gnace into it.

Have fun eating them!

DFTBA!!!

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The Writer’s Ink Challenge!

Heyo, Lovelies!

I was nominated by the Lovelie Gracie Chick to do this Fantabulous tag. Thanks!

Ruley-Rule-Rules!:

  • Thank the writer who nominated you √
  • Answer the amazing writer-related questions √
  • Nominate at least five other bloggers to do the challenge √

Yay! Let’s Do This Thang!

Questions:

  1. When did you first start writing?
    As far back as I can remember, I’ve been writing. But I didn’t really start writing real stories until about two years ago.
  2. Have you always been interested in writing?
    Well, when I was about six I wanted to be a veterinarian, but that changed when I learned how much gross stuff they had to do 😄 since then I’ve narrowed my list down to art, music, writing, and acting.
  3. Why do you like writing?
    Writing gives me an outlet for my feelings. I can express myself through the characters, sometimes without even realizing it! It also allows me to speak my mind, which is something I don’t feel I can do other times.
  4. What genre do you write in?
    I am drawn to Fiction, Realistic Fiction and Fantasy books, and that tends to be what I write too. I love being able to play with the characters and going on adventures with them!
  5. Do you write Poetry?
    Yes ma’am! You can find my poetry page here.
  6. Have you ever written a story with a friend?
    No, not yet. But I’m hoping to someday!
  7. How do you write your stories? First tense or second? Past tense or present?
    Usually I will get random ideas for stories or characters, and jot them down somewhere (Like in my phone). Then I’ll start writing a few chapters, and if I still like the story, I’ll continue with it. Usually I tell my stories from the main character’s point of view.
  8. Where do you see yourself writing related in one month? A year? Ten years?
    In one month I see myself still working on WHWWWU, finished with The Glen People, and possibly posting another story I’m working on… 😉 Hehehe
    In one year I see myself Starting in on a few new stories, and maybe even finding a publisher for some of them….
    In ten years I see my face inside the covers of books in millions of bookstores everywhere. I will be a household name!

And The Nomination Goes Too…

Cupcake Girl!

May!

LIFE IN A BLOGSHELL (You write, right?)

Izzy, Rachel!

Yay! Have fun you guys!

DFTBA!!!

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History Mysteries

Heyo Lovelies!!!

Just going to say right at the beginning of this post in big bold letters so y’all see:

If you have conflicting views at all during this post, either keep them to yourself or comment in a civil way. I will not tolerate any rudeness or just flat-out mean behavior. These are just random things that go through my head. Please keep that in mind.

Okay, now that’s over with, we can get on with this post.


 

Hitler.

Rude girls in your school.

Rioters in the 1960’s.

People deemed as ‘mean’ are everywhere. And while some of them do deserve the ‘mean’ tag, some of them don’t. It’s all about back round, social influence, and situation. What people do in certain situations has to do with a whole platter of feelings, influences, and other stuff. So sit tight, turn up the volume on your hearing aid if you have one, and grab some food. ‘Cause we’re going on a rant ride.


 

This may not happen to everyone, but sometimes I have lots of time on my hands to just think, and sometimes I wonder about villans throughout our history. Where did they come from? What was their early life like? What were their parents like? What where some of their influences to do the evil things they did? And it makes me want to really study these people. Because everyone knows about the evil things they did, but not a whole lot of people know why they did those things, or if they were just acting based on their current situation. For example, that girl who called you names in class the other day might have done that because she was feeling depressed because her Grandma just got diagnosed with cancer. That doesn’t give her the right to be mean to you, but thinking like that puts her feelings into perspective so that you can understand her actions more. I’m just wondering if everyone would be more forgiving if they understood the situation factors that go into everyday life. (Again, I’m ranting so not all of this may make sense. Just re-read it, and try to understand. 😉 ) So that’s one thing. And I’m noticing that humans tend to make hasty decisions, usually based on a bias or a selfish desire. One of the books I’m reading, Eden’s Wish by M. Tara Crowl, has really put that into perspective for me. Eden is a genie, and she talks about how the humans that she grants wishes to usually wish rapidly, and usually they are the only ones who benefit from these wishes. You know, money and that sort of selfish thing. She says she’s only had two people who’ve asked for things for other people, like a woman who wanted to save her son from colic. So now I am trying my hardest to consider my options before jumping into something, and I’m trying to think of other people, because I don’t want to end up in a mansion full of hot chips. (Read the book and you’ll get it 😉 ) But back to our original topic….
It’s almost like these people’s history has vanished, because all anyone can concentrate on is how evil they were. Nobody really looks at how they weren’t always evil, or how they were raised, as that might be why they are the way they are. So the next time your going to get that person in the lunch room back, think about their possible feelings, and what you know about their situation. Where do they go after school? What do they dress like? Think of where they come from, and always think of stress levels.

I hope that all made sense to you guys! Whew, that was a lot to type.

DFTBA!!!

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WHWWWU 14, By RG

WHWWWU

Chapter 14

By RG

I woke suddenly because someone was shaking me.
I rolled over. “Humphhua?”
“Hey, Evelyn, wake up. Do you want to see something awesome?”
“If you let me go back to sleep again, that would be really awesome.” I smiled, but quickly changed my face when I saw how disappointed he looked. I sat up and hugged my knees to my chest. “All right, what is this awesome thing?”
Echo brightened. “Follow me and I’ll show you.” He crawled out through the small opening in the brick wall. I followed him, scraping my hands slightly on the broken bricks. The bricks I broke, I reminded myself. He was waiting outside the sand hole, and when I broke out he offered me his hand. I took it, and he helped me out. He led me away from the town, and up a large rock formation that looked to me like an odd sort of fist. Then he sat down, and motioned for me to do the same.
“Look,” he said, gesturing forward. For the first time, I took in the scenery.
The rock formation sat atop a high wall of sand, which changed into dirt and then rock as I looked further down. The wall was cut off sharply, almost as if by a giant knife. It went down a good 300 feet, and at the bottom was a large valley. It stretched as far as I could see, with small trees and bushes dotting further into the distance. At the edge of the horizon, a long trail of ginormous mountains stood out against the breath-taking sunrise, which was a beautiful mix of purples, oranges and reds. I realized that while I was busy taking in the view, Echo had been watching me.
“Quite a view, huh?” He asked, breaking the long silence.
I nodded, and smiled at him. “It really is. Thank you for taking me up here.”
He smiled back. “Anytime. You want to head back to camp to get ready to leave?”
“A few more minutes,” I replied, “I’ve never seen a sunrise like this before.”
And I wanted to take as much of it in as I could.

Stereotypes And Why They Should All Go Die Somewhere

Hello, Lovelies.

I’ve wanted to post this for a while now [EDIT: A few months now, actually.], so sit tight and listen because this may be long and sarcastic. Or it will be long and random.
Or both.
Either way, YOU WILL LISTEN TO ME RANT BECAUSE YOU LOVE MY RANTS YOU KNOW YOU DO!!!


A few days ago, I took a walk. (I know, so fancy.) I was wearing black leggings, combat boots, my black leather jacket and my rainbow knit beanie. I’m still developing my style, and I really like my boots and jacket (COMFY), and I didn’t feel like changing into something else just because I was going out for a walk. Anyway, I went for my usual walk around my town, stopped to pick up a few things at the grocery store, and then walked home. And all throughout my walk, people were staring after me like I had just robbed a bank or something. And yes, I know that there are some kids who do stuff like that, and yes, some of them dress like I was. But that does not mean that every kid you see in a leather jacket is a bad person. But I bet you that if I walked into that same grocery store five minutes later in a pretty sundress and flats, none of the people who seen me before would recognize me.
And it’s all because of stereotypes.
I bet most of you are familiar with that word, but for those who aren’t, it’s pretty much when a large group of people are grouped together with a specific labeling. In this case, that could be that, say, you assume anyone wearing a leather jacket is a bad person or a motorcycle chic. And, pardon my wording, but that’s just stupid. That’s like saying all people with glasses are nerdy, or that all people with black hair are Asian. (Note: I want to add I have nothing against Asians. It’s just an example. Or people with glasses. I don’t have anything against them either.) But the problem is, every one of us has been raised with stereotypes! And yes, there are stereotypes that make sense. For example, I have been raised with the stereotype that all ravens have wings, injuries and birth defects aside. And yes, that stereotype is, essentially, correct. But that’s more of a fact, rather than a stereotype.
Stereotypes are a problem everyone has to deal with in his or her life at least once. I try as hard as I can to not be stereotypical of people, but when certain ones are drilled into your head, it’s hard to not at least think of them every now and again. But if you constantly think different about people, then eventually, that stereotype will go away from your brain. I hope that someday, we will live in a stereotype-free world.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this rant, and that you don’t stereotype too.

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The Sunshine Blogger Award x2!

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Hello, Lovelies!

So let me just say first that I’ve already done this award, but the questions from May and Gracie were just too good to pass up. So here we are, and you will listen to me as I answer questions. And have fun. Fun is important to. YOU WILL HAVE FUN OR YOU WILL NOT BE NOMINATED, JUST A WARNING.
You totally just said that like I was shouting at you in your head, didn’t you? 😄 😄 😄

OKAY SO RULES

  • Thank the person(s) that nominated you and link back to their blog
  • Answer the 11 questions that your nominator(s) gave you
  • Nominate 11 new people
  • Give them 11 questions to answer
  • List the rules + Display the award.

Okay, now that that’s over with *gasp* *deep breaths* Let’s move on.

From May,

What do you do on a daily basis?
Not to surprise you or anything, but I read a lot. I know, crazy, right? You totally would not have guessed that at all by reading my blog.  And, another shocker: I draw too!
And I sing, and of course I have to do school but you know 😦 it’s kind of necessary to get anywhere in life.

Where would you like to travel one day?
So glad you asked, dear May! I’ve been doing a lot of geography in school lately (One of the reasons I hop off the couch and go run four laps when I finish) (Because I’m so bored) but anyways, so I’ve been discovering loads of new places, and I would love to go to Greece, or Italy, or the Bahamas. (‘Course, I think everyone wants to go their but SPRING IS COMING, GUYS JUST HANG ON A LITTLE LONGER)

What is your dream future?
Glad you asked this one, too.
At some point (Haha, stalkers, you thought you could get some age info out of me?! Guess your WRONG!) in my life, some random rich person is going to die and leave me an allowance of 50,000 big ones per year, on my birthday. With that I’m going to buy a house, new wardrobe of clothes, etc. I’m going to be a famous author, actress, and I’m also going to be known for the songs and poetry I write. This blog is one step on that ladder. (Just going to take this opportunity to thank you guys for being here and reading my stuff.) So yes, my future is one thing I have solidly planned out.

What positive things do you see when you look in the mirror?
Are we talking real mirror here, or examining yourself on the inside? Because I’m going real mirror.
What I see in the mirror, is my eyes. Everyone in my family loves my eyes. They’re big and dark, and I have naturally black thick lashes, (Because I’m fabulous) so I don’t need makeup. I also see my eyebrows, big, dark forests growing above either eye. I will NEVER shape them! They are perfectly imperfect, like me.

How has blogging influenced you?
I would have to say it have made me much more outspoken. Through my blog (Where no one knows me) I have been able to share my voice, and gather an army of loyal followers who comment each day, assuring me that yes, I am fabulous. So I suppose it has made me more comfortable in who I am, too.

If you had one free day to do what you want, what would you do?
Go outside. I constantly feel like I don’t get out enough, but what can I say? I’m an indoor person.

What’s one smell you absolutely LOVE?
Lilacs. I always love that smell each spring/summer.

Who do you look up to and why?
My mom.
Duh.
No explanation needed, peeps.

If you could pursue one hobby, what would it be?
May, your killing me.
It would have to be either art or writing, I can’t choose HELP MEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeee……. X-/

What’s your favorite food?
May, stop. WHY YOU MAKE ME CHOOSE SO MUCH?!?!?!?!
Either prunes, pineapples, pizza, or pickles.

Look up at the ceiling and name the first five things that come to mind 😉
Why is this song popular?
How did that spiderweb crack get into our window?
Man, it’s nice out today.
Our living room looks like a tornado sped through it.
Ouch, Pins and needles, pins and needles! Foot, why you have to fall asleep?
*phew* Almost halfway through!

Questions from Gracie:

What words do you live your life by?
I’m Fabulous. ~ RG 😄

How do you think that you can personally change the world?
I haven’t exactly figured that out yet. But I know I’m destined to change it, though. Look for me someday, and be proud to say that you knew me when it began.

What do the words ‘A Light In The Darkness’ mean to you?
To me, they mean you stand out. That you shed light in corners and dark places where few people go. That you help in a small-seeming way, that’s actually a big deal.

What do you want more than anything else in the world?
To truly stand out, for everyone to know I’m here and for them to listen to what I have to say.

Who do you aspire to be like?
See, ‘Who do you look up to?’.

What is the story behind your blog name?
Sit down, chiddies, because it’s story time.
I have gone through more blog names over the seven months I’ve been blogging that really should have been necessary. Each time I changed it, it felt okay, but never for long. So I’d set out to find a new one.  And I thought I found the best one when I settled on Born to Be Me, but then it lost it’s feeling for me. So now I have this one, ‘The Fabulous Rainbow Blog’, which I love to pieces, currently. 🙂 😉

What book left you speechless?
When Friendship Followed Me Home by Paul Griffin. I cried, twice. Then I mourned for three days. And I was unusually quiet the whole time. You know, I’m getting a knot in my throat right now.

Describe one memory you would never want to lose.
Good greif, now that you’ve asked me, I can’t think of any!
I don’t know, but once I think of it, it’ll probably be something private so… Yeah.

What song could you sing for eternity?
Loads of One Direction songs, but also some Jason Maraz songs. Watch for that song coming next Song-Spiration.

Which blogger in the bloggospere can you relate to the most?
There are far to many! I tend to follow people who I relate to, so… Pretty much everyone.

What in life challenges you the most?
Myself. I can never seem to figure out me, or who I am. I feel like I figure it out, but then I do something that rips that idea into a million pieces. So yes, me.

WHOOOHOOOO WE’VE FINISHED!!!!

Actually, not yet.

I nominate the first 11 people to like this. If you don’t want to do it, fine, but  you are nominated either way.

Questions:

  1. What’s the weather right now?
  2. What would you say is your proudest moment?
  3. What are you wearing right now?
  4. What are you planning on doing today? Or are you just going to be lazy?
  5. What’s your favorite fashion era?
  6. Describe one weird/out of the ordinary thing you used to collect/still collect.
  7. What’s your favorite tv show?
  8. What’s your current favorite song and why?
  9. How many blog names have you gone through and why did you change them?
  10. What would you say is your style?
  11. Finally,  What’s your favorite part of my blog/why are you following me? She asks all innocent but really just wants feedback.

Okay, phew. That’s over, now I have to do school 😦 and go draw for art  🙂

DFTBA, peeps!!!

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