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Happy Halloween, boo.

^ Horrid photo quality, but I wuv it anyway. <3
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Okay, I think it's official. Halloween is my all time favorite holiday. Forget about Christmas and Thanksgiving and Easter, Halloween is where it is at. You get to dress up, eat tons of candy AND get scared - or if you're lucky, scare others. What's not to love?
Now, last Halloween I just threw some clothes on and said, "I'm an apocalyptic survivor. Where's the candy?" This year, I actually put a little thought into it. Of course, I did throw my costume together at the last minute but we don't have to focus on that. Let's just look at the end product.


^ My sisters and I. I was goth this year - and I totally rocked it. ;)
Which was this.
This year, I was goth. I had black nails, black lipstick, black clothes and a whole lot of attitude. I felt wicked awesome in this getup. I wish to go back and relive trick-or-treat - that's how much fun I had.
My question for you, lovely readers is: Are y…

NaNoWriMo - are you ready?

National Novel Writing Month
50,000 words, 30 days. Can you handle the pressure?
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As most of you are probably already aware of, NaNoWriMo starts in just a few short days. I am going to be participating, but because I'm going to be balancing the writing of 2,000 words a day with my school work, blogging, youth group activities, personal projects and who knows what else, some things may start slipping down my list of priorities. Blogging is one of them.

I will have some posts prepared, but for most of the month of November, Truly. Madly. Deeply. may seem pretty dormant. I'm going to do my best to post content - maybe even some sneak peeks of my NaNoWriMo writing - but no promises. I'm sure you guys won't mind my lack of posts though. You'll probably be too busy working on your own writing projects. ;)

Okay, now that I've related to you the boring news of my blog, let's get down to the core of this post.

National Novel Writing Month is a huge deal (for me…

"it doesn't hurt anymore."

it doesn't hurt anymore.

when you and the thoughts of you invade my internal space, i repeat these words over and over until i'm rocking and shaking and stopping my daily task to escalate this statement into a mantra that forces me to keep breathing. you hurt me so bad and i let you do it to me because i thought that was how things worked. you were looking for someone experienced and as i've never stepped out of my house to observe, how could i have known you held the script of true partnership between your fingers?
you should have held my fingers.
but instead you had to be right and i was dropped into the crater of abandoned souls who were too good for you. i was generously welcomed, almost able to smile at my surroundings, but it was hard to see due to the tears of hurt that drew up between my eyelids.
"oh, the pain the pain the pain." i cried.
i spent many hours inside that hole. and these hours eventually transformed to days, which transformed to weeks and shif…

GIF Quest

Thanks for tagging me, Lily! Here are the rules:
RULES
+ Include the tag image (above)

+ Tag 2 or more people when you're finished

+ Try not to use GIFs that other people have already used. If you do, it's still okay!

+ Come up with your OWN, UNIQUE 10 scenarios

+ Scenarios must be consecutive or relate to each other in some way


Scenario Reactions:

1. Your best friend says something hilarious




2. You laugh so hard, milk shoots out of your nose




3. Someone attractive walks by




4. Your arch-enemy walks by




5. You discover that your best friend has a bad taste in music




6. You think you see Kenzie




7. Your teacher gives you a packet of homework over the weekend




8. Just as you grab the last (any food item), someone else takes it




9. Looking down at your phone, you notice that your blog got a negative comment




10. You get an F in your best subject





My 10 Scenarios:
Use the same ten scenarios as above.

1. Your best friend says something hilarious

2. You laugh so hard, milk shoots out of you…

Balloon Chasing (mainly just pictures)

A few weeks back my siblings and I helped set up a hot air balloon. There was a lot of sass and work involved (I'm pretty sure I strained some shoulders muscles), but it was amazing. I hope to do it again someday. :)
Here are some photos from my adventure.









^ Morgan and I took a lot of car selfies... Don't give me that look. She had the camera out, and I didn't want to be an awkward photo bomber. :P







^ They were inflating the balloon (if that's even the right word). Now, don't let all these pictures fool you. I did help. I helped lay the balloon out.



^ Oh, I love these photos. <3
And that is all! I hope you enjoyed this photo-filled post. :)

Until next time,
xx Nicole Rose

Life Lessons + Selling Cookies To Strangers

A recent realization I've had is that I never post about myself. I'm always posting some sad writing piece I conjured up, or some song I fell in love with. Nothing with personal depth.

Today, I've decided to change that by telling you about my recent life learnings.

+ With the start of the new month I've started many new WIP projects - as well as a business project for Nicole Rose Designs. :) I'm super excited and I hope to share some details of this with you guys later. So stay tuned! This lesson: stay focused, believe, and you will get to where you want to be.

+ It's October now and we all know what that means. Halloween! I'm super excited. I have no idea what I'm going to be. Maybe a uni-human, or perhaps a cigarette (so I can go up to people and say "Hey, look at me! I'm a metaphor!"). This lesson: be who you want to be. Express yourself.

+ Lately I've been contemplating life and the brilliant persistence it takes to live. There ar…

How To Add A Border To Your Blog

Hey readers! Long time, no tutorial, eh? ;) Hehe, let's get started.




Go to your blogger dashboard and select the blog you'd like to add a border to.Next, go to Template >>> Customize >>> Advanced >>> Add CSS.Paste the code below into the box.
.content-outer { border: solid 5pxblack; } Look below for how to customize this code. :)

Red: Replace this with dotted, dashed, or double to see the different border types.

Blue: Insert a larger number to thicken the border.

Green: Replace this with any color code.

Don't forget to save your changes!

If you have any questions, comment below. :)

xx Nicole Rose

The LG Award

Thank you Marykate for tagging me to do the LG award. :)



The Rules
+ No tag backs

+ You must give credit to the person who nominated you

+ Answer the 8 questions given to you by the person who
nominated you and then give 8 more questions to your nominees

+ Nominate 8 people and let them know that they were nominated (make
sure you link your blog url)

+ Put the award on your sidebar or a special page you have for
your awards

The Questions (for me)1. Do you play minecraft?

Occasionally, yes. :)

2.What is your favorite time of year? (Christmas, fall, etc.)

Christmas for sure. It smells good and involves hot chocolate, family time, and sugar.

3.Why did you start blogging?

I started blogging because I found Liz at American Girl Fan's blog, and it inspired me to create my own blog. :)

4. What's your favorite drawing?

This one:




5. Are you a fangirl?

YES.

6. If you are a fangirl what do you fangirl over?

Anything and everything.

7. Cats or dogs?

Stuffed.

8.Whats the craziest dream you've…

when we were comrades.

we used to lay under the stars together, butting heads and combining dreams. i'd point at one of the twinkling masses above and you'd say what job it had in granting our wishes.
we called them our miracle stars.

while we waited for the stars to grant our wishes and fill our needs, we grew to a point where we were so caught up in each another that nothing but us - what we were - mattered.

we dug into our souls, creating a silent, private world out of ourselves. as we auctioned our bits away, stripping ourselves of insecurities and doubt, i noticed something strange in the pieces of you that touched my eyes. with your protective flesh peeled away, i saw how deep your wounds were. your bones were cut, your muscles not quite healed.

i cried out when i saw you because i'd never seen this part of you. i never knew how wounded you were.

when your eyes met mine, i saw the hurt behind them. you hadn't realized this would strip you so much. the earth shook as you backed away, the lig…