I Have 12% Of A Plan Blog Tour: The FaceTime Fiasco! // A Photostory Feat. Diamond @ Build A Bears Furever!

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I sat on the floor of the living room, scrolling through random posts on Emmie’s WordPress reader.

But a post called Surprise! from Build A Bears Furever caught my eye. I clicked, curious.

What?! I thought as she read the post. Diamond is starting a personal blog? That’s crazy! I have to FaceTime the Stones!

The phone rang…and rang…and rang! Ugh, this is taking forever. I waited impatiently for a few moments, before Cloud answered the phone. “Um…who is this?”

“CLOUD! It’s me, Maryellen! From American Girl World? Helloooo? Remember me?”

“Oh yeah! I know you. Why are you calling?”

“Well…” I lowered my voice dramatically. “I saw that Diamond posted something very important on the stuffie blog. Something about…a surprise.”

“WHAT SURPRISE?” Candy butted in. “Who is this?”

“Maryellen,” I said. “I saw that Diamond is starting a new blog.”

“Oh, really? She hasn’t told us. Cool!” Cloud said.

“But here’s the thing – ever since Emmie started her personal blog, Emmie’s posted like two posts. TWO POSTS. And how many of those was I in? NONE!”

Candy gasped. “You don’t mean…”

“Yes,” I nodded solemnly. “Diamond is going to forget all about you!”

“WHAT?!” Candy shrieked. “No! No! That can’t beeeeeee!” She wailed. “That means less presents! How dare she?”

“Oh no! I love the blog. She can’t abandon us!”

“Sorry to break it to ya. But that’s what happens!”

Just then, Alexandra came into the room. “Hey, Ellie! I’m home!” Then she noticed I was on Paris’s iPad. “Ellie! You’ve gotta stop doing that! You’ve reached your device limit for today. Hand it over.”

“But I can’t! I’m calling the Stones to tell them that Diamond is starting a new blog and she’s going to forget all about them. See?” I shoved the phone in Alexandra’s face for emphasis. Candy and Cloud waved from inside the phone.

“Maryellen! Why would you tell them that? That is so not true.”

“But it is! Haven’t you noticed that Emmie hasn’t done any posts since like August? Which just so happens to be the month she started her new blog?”

“That’s not true – Emmie’s been working hard on transferring to the new website all weekend. Plus, she’s also been so busy with school and dance that she even missed last week’s post on her new blog!”

“Oh…”

Alexandra took Paris’s iPad right out of my hands. “I’m so sorry, Cloud and Candy! Diamond still loves you, she’s just going to be spending a little time getting her new blog started at first.”

“YES!” Candy cheered. “More presents!”

“Phew!” Cloud sighed in relief.

“Okay, I’ve got to start packing. Maryellen, say bye to the Stones!”

“Bye!” I waved, and Alexandra hung up.

“But you do realize that Emmie hasn’t posted about either of us all summer, right?”

“We’re in a post right now.”

“Oh.”

Hey guys! I had so much fun collaborating with Diamond to make this cute photo story for her blog tour for her new blog, I Have 12% of a Plan! I love the pictures she took – thank you so much, Diamond! I really hope you guys liked this photostory, Diamond and I worked super hard on it!

Do you like the photostory? What do you think of the little living room setup? The FaceTime editing? Maryellen’s new freckles? The little iPad I made? Diamond’s adorable photos?

And…hmm…what could Alexandra possibly be packing for?

September 12th: Build a Bears Furever

September 13th: Middle Mary

September 14th: Taking the Cake

Spetember 15th: Liberty

September 16th: Pananaw

September 17th: American Girl World

September 18th: Treasured Script

PS. I FIGURED OUT WHY HER BLOG IS CALLED 12% OF A PLAN MWAHAHAHA (hint: it’s a marvel thing)

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Just The Beginning: AGMV (Ft. Original Song By Emmie!) // Camp Pineapple FINALE!

When Tenney discovers that Camp Pineapple is hosting their annual end-of-summer talent show, she has to sign up! But, she’s facing writer’s block on her newest song. As she thinks back to all of the memories she’s had at Camp Pineapple, can she finally write the song and perform it in the talent show?

Just the Beginning – LYRICS:

(Verse 1) Got a couple things left to say, hey

Before we all just go away, hey

Been such a crazy journey

Come on and sing along and dance with me

(Transition) Summer’s almost over, don’t got much more time

So come with me, while we still got daylight

I know it’s been such a crazy ride

But right now everything just feels so right!

(Chorus) Let summer last forever

Just all of us together

This isn’t ending

It’s just the beginning

We’ll party all day, laughing in the sunshine

Singing by the campfire in the moonlight

This isn’t ending

It’s just the beginning

This isn’t ending

It’s just the beginning

(Bridge)

Summer’s almost over, we’re running out of time

But you can trust me, everything will be alright

School’s out

Surf’s up

And we all start laughing

Sun’s out

Hands up

And we all start dancing

All of us, fireworks, light the sky

The night of our lives, yeah!

(Repeat Chorus)

Lyrics by Emmie

Vocals performed by Emmie

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What did you think of the final episode? Are you sad Camp Pineapple is over? Check back soon for a brand-new photostory!

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Camp Pineapple Ep. 4 | How to Make DIY Friendship Bracelets for 18″ Dolls (Video)

Hey guys! Once again, I’m sorry I’ve been slacking on posting regularly – I actually just got back to school yesterday, and I’ve been super busy with that plus volleyball and keeping up with my other blogs!

I’m super excited for today’s video – it’s the second-to-last episode in the Camp Pineapple series! I worked super hard on it, and I hope you guys enjoy. Friendship bracelets bring back so many memories of summer camp, and I’m really sad summer’s over for me!


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good memories // a lyrical photoshoot

(song by Matthew Parker — listen here)

We grew up in a small town

And everybody knew us

You were crazy as a Betsy bug

And I was just clueless

You said let’s hit the road we’ll go together

Where’s your sense of Adventure?

Soon we’re stranded in Nevada on an empty freeway

You said this trip has gotta be the best mistake we ever made

As we looked out on the desert bathed in silver moonlight

I said we won’t forget these memories for the rest of our lives

Don’t you worry, don’t you worry, I could never forget

All the memories, all the good times, all the happy moments

We’re living like we’re dying

Until the day we die

Cause we won’t forget these memories for the rest of our lives

We were young, we were trouble

Never had a dull moment

You came up with the crazy plans

And I always just rolled with it

You said it’s now or never

Before September

Summer won’t last forever

We were walking down a boulevard

One day in LA

Only had a couple dollars

And a little pocket change

I was anxious to make it back home

But you said we’re fine

I’ll bet we won’t forget these memories

For the rest of our crazy lives

Don’t you worry, don’t you worry, I could never forget

All the memories, all the good times, all the happy moments

We’re living like we’re dying

Until the day we die

‘Cause we won’t forget these memories for the rest of our lives

These are the good days

These are the good memories

That we keep

We keep them forever

‘Cause we won’t forget these memories

For the rest of our lives

‘Cause we won’t forget these memories

For the rest of our crazy lives


Hey guys! For today’s post I decided to change things up and do something different than what I normally do, instead of the normal Camp Pineapple Episode. (By the way, the last two are coming soon!) So, here’s this fun lyrical photoshoot for you guys!

I’m cringing at the date of my last post – July 15? Really? I’m super sorry I’ve been kinda inconsistent lately – on top of traveling, focusing on my new blog, back to school stuff, and okay, generally me just being lazy, I’ve been slacking on posting on here.

If you want to see conistent once-a-week content from me, head over to my new lifestyle blog, Diary of a Daydreamer! I’m going to be focusing on that blog for a few weeks as I adjust to a new blog, new topic, new style, and get things figured out (and also, I’m sooo excited to finally be able to post on there! :P)

Thanks for reading! 😀 Love you guys, and thanks for sticking with me through all these years! (Why am I getting randomly sentimental? IDK.) Anyways, see you next time!

(P.S. Quick shoutout to Madi, she recommended this album to me!)

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Camp Pineapple: Episode 3 | Facing Fears (A Photostory)

Tenney was peacefully enjoying a dream about accepting her 19th Grammy Award when an annoying beeping sound startled her awake.

She sat up in her bed – but instantly got hit in the face! “Owww!” She groaned. She lied back in bed, rubbing her, head, confused.

Just then, she heard someone walking through the door, and the lights turned on. She blinked, adjusting to her surroundings. Then she remembered: she was at camp!

“Rise and shine, Phoenix cabin! We need to get dressed and then we’ll head on over to the Mess Hall for breakfast.”

Paris groaned and yawned loudly, while Tenney pulled the covers over her head, moaning.


At breakfast, Tenney munched her food thoughtfully. She felt a little out of place here, and sort of missed home. But she would never admit that to Paris or Jade. “So, what are we doing today?” Paris asked Jade, taking a big bite of bacon.

“Well, after flag and cabin cleanup, we have specialty until lunch. Paris, you’re in basketball this week, right?” Paris nodded. “And Tenney, this week you’re doing music.”

“Cool!” Tenney says, forgetting about her homesickness. She started to imagine herself impressing the whole specialty with her musical talent and songwriting skills.

“And after lunch, we have ropes!”

Tenney instantly stopped imagining, paused her eating, and froze. She could almost hear a record scratch, like in cartoons. “Wait, we have ropes today?”

“Yeah! There’s the Zipline, the Screamer, the Leap of Faith, the Bushwacker, and the Ropes Course. We have a really small cabin this year, so you guys could go on every single ropes if you want to!”

“Yes!” Paris exclaimed happily. “Last year I couldn’t even do any because I had, like, six girls in my cabin – and one of them got stuck at the top of the Leap Of Faith and started crying. They actually had to belay her down, which I think is scarier than actually going on the Leap.”

“What’s the Leap of Faith?” Tenney asked, her heart even beating a little faster at the thought of being dozens of feet in the air, with nothing but a harness and rope to hold her.

“You have to climb up this really shaky pole, and then you have to stand up on top of it, and then you have to jump off of the pole and try to grab the bar. If you don’t grab the bar, you fall for a few seconds and then it catches you and they belay you down. It’s so fun!”

“Doesn’t sound that fun to me,” Tenney muttered. “Um, what else is there?”

“The Screamer is like a giant swing – there’s a huge platform you jump off of , and then you swing back and forth. And the Bushwacker is another big platform, but you have to do a ropes course to get up there, and then you swing around in this huge circle. It’s awesome! And in the Zipline, there’s a tightrope you walk across (but there’s ropes you can hold on to), and you step off of the platform and zip around the woods. And the ropes course is really easy – it’s pretty self explanatory. I mean, it’s a ropes course.”

“Wow. I think I’m going to do the…” Tenney took a deep breath. “…ropes course?”

“Nice choice!” Jade said. “I went on that one during training week. It was awesome!”

Tenney forced herself to choke down a cinnamon roll. Suddenly, she wasn’t so hungry anymore.


“That was INSANE!” Paris squealed happily as Phoenix Cabin walked along the trail to the Ropes Course. “The zipline is my all-time favorite. We were so high! Ugh, I loved it!”

Jade high-fived her. “Too bad Tenney didn’t want to do it! But it was fun being your zip partner. We rocked! Are you sure you don’t want to do anything else, Ten? Just the Ropes Course?”

“I’m sure,” she said nervously, still regretting her decision to do ropes at all.

“Hi! You guys must be from Phoenix. I’m Kisha! I’m going to be your Ropes Coach for the Ropes Course today. Which one of you guys is doing the Course?”

Reluctantly, Tenney raised her hand. “I’m doing it.” She felt sick to her stomach, and her legs shook – and she was still on the ground! But something inside her told her that she needed to do this. She needed to face her fears.

She was shaking as Kisha clipped on her harness. “Tenney, are you sure you want to do this?” Tenney nodded reluctantly. “Let’s pray before you go up there.”

They all embraced in a group hug as Kisha and Jade prayed together. …and please keep Tenney safe, and help her to be confident and trust in you. Help her to know that you’re with her every moment. Amen!”

“You ready?” Kisha asked.

“I-” she looked up again, at the course, and suddenly it didn’t seem so high anymore.

“I’m ready.”

Kisha clipped the rope to her harness. “Can I get spotters over here?” Paris and Jade came over to the rope ladder and held their hands up. “Spotters ready?”

“Ready,” they said. “Belay secure?”

“Belay secure.” She turned to Tenney. “Climber ready?”

She took a deep breath. “Ready.”

“Climb on!”

She stepped onto the ladder, starting to think that this wasn’t so bad. She climbed up and up, getting past the rungs easily…until she reached the top.

“You can do it, Tenney!” Paris cheered.

That was when she looked down, realizing how tiny Paris and Jade and Kisha looked, and her stomach did a backflip. She held on to the ladder so tightly her knuckles turned white!

“God,” she prayed. “Please give me the courage to keep going.”

Suddenly, the shaky, scared feeling melted away. Bravely, she grabbed the first obstacle….

And then the next….

….And the next!

She was shaking with adrenaline, and still kind of scared. But this was actually kind of fun!

Finally, she made it to the tree on the other side, where a counselor was waiting to catch her and belay her down to where Kisha stood at the stump of the tree. “Did you have fun?” He asked.

“Yeah,” Tenney said. “I actually did.”


Thanks for reading! I really hope you enjoyed this post, I worked so hard on it! Here’s some fun facts about this post:

  • I photographed this backwards over a span of three weeks!
  • The Bushwacker, Screamer, Leap of Faith, and Zipline are all real rope courses at my camp I go to every summer!
  • Tenney “put on a jacket” in the middle of the series because I couldn’t find the hoodie!
  • I used my little sister’s actual mini “ninja warrior” course for this photo story!
  • The woods were background-swapped (but you could probably tell :P) and this was photographed in my front yard!

What was the coolest fun fact? Have you ever been on a ropes course? Are you excited about this series?

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PPS: Diamond, your craft will be featured in the next video episode!

WE SURVIVED! | Diary of a Daydreamer Blog Tour Wrap-Up (GIVEAWAY WINNER)

Hey guys! Check out this post on Diary of a Daydreamer to catch up on all that happened during the launch tour week and find out who won the giveaway!

Diary of a Daydreamer

Hey, daydreamers! I can’t believe that Diary of a Daydreamer’s launch is over! This has been such a fun week, and it’s been so crazy exciting to see how all of you guys are supporting and liking this project I’ve worked so, so hard on. I honestly can’t believe it!

Here’s the thing: It’s not about followers! But, somehow we were able to reach almost 30 followers within one week? Guys, that’s crazy! Thank you so, so, much, your support means absolutely everything, and I’m so happy you guys liked my blog enough, you followed along!

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Let’s take a look at what happened this week on the DD blog tour – and at the end, we’ll find out who the giveaway winner is! (But don’t. Scroll. To. The Bottom. Without. Reading. The Wrapup. 👀 I’M WATCHING YOU.)

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Here’s What “DD” Really Means | I’m Launching A Lifestyle Blog!

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It took months and months of planning. Writing. Designing. Brainstorming. Organizing. Changing. Creating. And now, DD is ready for the world to see.

But what does DD even mean? What’s this secret project, anyways? Well, you’re about to find out.

But first, here’s what DD doesn’t mean. 😂 (Awesome guesses on the survey, guys!)

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“I think that DD means uuuuuuuuuuum………*thinks for 10 minutes* something?”

“Nope 😝 maybe a new doll? I have no idea”

“No earthly idea lol”

“Either a book or an impressive video.”

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You’re releasing one of your books??? Nooo idea. XD

“DD… does it have Doll as one of the words?”

“Hmm, another doll??”

“You’re going to publish a book?”

“Videos of your dolls dressed as tap-dancing rainbow llamas? (no idea)”

(I’m 99% sure that last one was Natalie. 😂😂😂)

And here’s some guesses that came pretty close to what DD really means:

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“Is there a new blog or business?”

“Hmmm, a new blog maybe? A blog design service?”

“Giveaway?”

But, there’s only one guess that got it spot-on:

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“IT’S A PERSONAL BLOGGGYYYYYY”

Yup, you read that right! (You also read the title which completely gave this all away, but oh well 😂) I’m finally starting a lifestyle blog – an idea that’s been bouncing around in my brain ever since I first started AGW. It’s been my dream to have a lifestyle blog – and now that dream is coming true!

But wait – what does DD even mean? What does that have to with anything?

Here’s the deal: My new blog is called Diary of a Daydreamer, which is what DD stands for!

The name Diary of a Daydreamer came to me like a whisper in the middle of the night. I kept flipping back and forth between different names, trying to decide what fit DD the best. But then I came up with that name – and I knew it was perfect. I set up some polls to see which one my audience liked the best, and Diary of a Daydreamer won by a landslide!

This new blog is a place where I share my ideas, stories, tips, tutorials, life, songs, and daydreams. At Diary of a Daydreamer, every Saturday you’ll find posts on Blogging, Dance, Fashion, Lifestyle, Music, and Writing. Make sure to subscribe and follow on the new blog so you never miss another post!

CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT DIARY OF A DAYDREAMER!

But here’s the best part – to celebrate DD’s launch, we’re hosting an epic giveaway with amazing prizes! And here’s the best part – the giveaway is COMPLETELY virtual, meaning the only address you’ll have to give me is your email! 😉

YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS OUT ON THESE AMAZING PRIZES! CLICK HERE TO ENTER!

And don’t forget to follow the blog tour! This week, 6 different blogs and I are going to be posting some awesome content for you guys about Diary of a Daydreamer!

7th: Kickoff Post @ American Girl World
First Post @ Diary Of A Daydreamer

8th: Liz @ Home With The Hummingbirds

9th: Bekah Banister @ Questionable Tortoise Couture

10th: Natalie @ Taking the Cake
Emmie @ Standing Firm in My Faith

11th: Morgan McCartie @ Swingsets & Snapshots

12th: Enni @ On The Wings of a Dream

13th: Jo @ Pananaw
Wrapup Posts @ American Girl World & Diary Of A Daydreamer

I’m so excited for this new blog, and I can’t wait for all of the amazing opportunities! Thanks for reading this post, and I hope you’ll check out Diary of a Daydreamer!

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