TWO YEAR BLOG ANNIVERSARY

Saturday, August 27, 2016
(see how I sneakily wrote "blog anniversary" instead of "blogoversary" since MOST OF YOU THINK THAT'S INCORRECT SPELLING. *sigh* :P)



The title kind of gives it away, but in case you skimmed past that...

Wow. I'm not sure what to say other than wow. TWO YEARS IS A LONG TIME. And yet it's so short. You feel? Crazy how time passes.

Several exciting things are happening. First of all, you've probably noticed that I have a new blog design?! Excuse me while I scream forever.

The amazing Claudia helped me make this design happen, and I couldn't be happier. I love how it still has the same color scheme, but it looks so much more professional and clean and asjkfd;l it's so cool to have it up and running. TODAY IS SO EXCITING I JUST CANNOT.

Hopefully you love the design as well! It makes me happy. ^.^

ALSO, if you currently have my blog button on your blog, I now have a new button. (you know. just in case you want to *cough* update the button *cough* xD)


Before we move on to other exciting parts of the post, let's take a trip back on memory lane.

(also, random shout out to Liz and her blog because it's her anniversary too?? her blog is also turning two years old?? on the same day??? we must be connected because that is the best coincidence ever.)

f o l l o w e r s:
August 27, 2014 // under ten. (rough estimate, because I didn't track it then.)
August 27, 2015 // 121.
August 27, 2016 // 308.

p o s t s: 
2014 // twenty seven
2015 // fifty-five
2016 // forty-three (so far, mwahaha)

p a g e v i e w s: 71,000. 

c o m m e n t s: 4,800 (ALMOST 5,000. EEK.)

I started my Saturday posting schedule last October, so that makes almost a year of consistent posting! Schedules are hard, but one of the best things you can do for your blog. Sometime I'll have to write a post about this. *nod*

I hit three hundred followers and seventy thousand pageviews in my two-year blog anniversary month, which is pretty exciting. That's... a lot. And kind of weird. I don't understand. xD

My most viewed/popular post of all time was "That End Of The Year Wrap Up Post." (which only means that there will be another one this year, mwahaha.)

My novel guest posted on my blog, which was hands down my favorite post to write. Maybe Tan will make another appearance? Ooh, or his brother. If you're interested. :D

I wanted to make a list of amazing people that have encouraged me through blogging, but as I started writing names, I realized that the list could fill several hundred posts and it's an impossible endeavor. I'll just share extra love (and pizza!) in the comments. ;)

Moving onto more exciting things...



I'm giving away an absolutely lovely WRITE notebook (so you can jot down your ideas or hand write a novel if you chose) and a pack of my favorite pens. These will be separate giveaways, so you have more of a chance of winning part of the awesomeness.

I own my own copy of the write journal, and it is definitely the best journal I have ever received. (and I have a lot of notebooks. Emphasis on the A LOT.) It has plenty of pages, the ruling is nice and thin, it's sleek and gorgeous, plus it has a binding that helps it lay flat without bending the cover. It's amazing.

As for the pens, they're super thin pointed (*happy sigh), so they're perfect for writing, journaling, arting (<-- totally a word), and whatever else you please to do with them. (just don't poke people in the eye. They might make good weapons, but that doesn't mean they're meant for that.)

Also, the pens don't explode all over your bag when you bring them in a plane (been there, done that...). So that's good. :P

The giveaway will be open until the midnight on September 2nd. I'll then contact the winner on the third. :D

I hate to say this... but this is not international. I really wanted it to be, but then I looked at international shipping prices and my wallet started crying. Sorry. :/

a Rafflecopter giveaway


This is definitely one of the more terrifying parts of this post, but I'm also REALLY EXCITED. I got an insane amount of questions, and the fact that I tend to ramble didn't help me in answering lots. :P So I only got to a select few, but I hope you enjoy anyways!


(it should be embedded in the post, but if that doesn't work, hop on over to view it on youtube.)
(also excuse the cringy parts and the awkward cuts and all -- there's a first for everything!)

(and if you can, watch it in HD since it'll be better quality. *nodnod*)


AND I WAS A TOTAL DUMMY IN THE VIDEO AND DIDN'T ANSWER THE MOST ASKED QUESTION. xD I started explaining what my favorite kind of pizza was, but then my scattered brain decided to move onto other things. 

So, my favorite kind of pizza is cheese pizza. :P *hugs mah pizza* 

// katie grace

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING AWESOME. I love you all. *hugs*
What's your favorite kind of pizza?

114 comments :

  1. OH MY GOODNESS KATIE!! I LOVE the new design. *squeals forever*

    YES more Tan, or his brother. Whatever. That was a brilliant post. xD

    THE VLOG WAS GREAT! *dies of laughter* Go Katie. :) I'd pick homemade pizza as a favourite *dreamy eyes*

    Two years! Oh my Katie, that's really cool. You've been such an inspiration to me over the time I've followed you. *wishes we could meet one day* :D

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    1. AHHH ISN'T IT LOVELY? It makes me so happy. ^.^

      Mwahaha. I shall do more of that, then. They're fun posts to write.

      Homemade pizza... *dies* That sounds so lovely. I need some. Now. :P

      Awhh, that makes me so happy! *hugs* You've been so awesome and encouraging through my blogging years. It makes me happy to see your name at the top of the comment section, my Australian friend. xD

      (also, come to Reno for Realm Makers. That is all. xD)

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    2. *hugs back* So cool. <3 It's been wonderful kinda knowing you.

      IF ONLY PASSPORTS DIDN'T COST A ZILLION BUCKS THAT I DON'T HAVE. Realm maker is my dreeeaamm. :D

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    3. *curses the passport prices* SOMEDAY. SOMEDAY IT MUST HAPPEN.

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  2. THE NEW DESIGN IS SO GORGEOUS!!

    And also, YOU'RE SO CUTEEEEEE I loved watching the vlog x)
    congrats on 2 years!!!! <33

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    1. EEEEP THANK YOUUUU. <3 <3 <3

      Your comments make me so happy. ^.^

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  3. Ahhhh, Katie, I loved your vlog!!!! I was laughing so hard and so completely relating to you!!!! :) Thanks for letting us meet Laura. She's so sweet! This was so completely awesome. You must do another vlog!!!

    This new design is beautiful! It's going to take me awhile to learn how to navigate it--the comment section was hiding from me. (grr). But I founded it. :)

    Happy 2 year blog anniversary!!!! :)

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    1. Oh, and by the way, I don't think you have an accent. You talk completely normal--very much like I do. :D You must live in a northern-ish state?

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    2. Eep, thank you! :D I will have to think about doing another vlog. :D
      (also, I watched your vlog and really loved it. :D)

      BOTHERSOME COMMENT SECTION. I will fix that. *nodnod* There are still a few tweaks that need to be made, but I love the design as a whole. <3

      Thank you!!

      (yes, I live in Minnesota. :D)

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    3. Eeek, you watched my vlog? *cringe* You're brave. That vlog was terrible--I was so nervous! Actually, this Wednesday I'm going to launch a new super-cool thingy (UGH WORDS) that is all about vlogs. And I'm announcing it in a vlog! It should be super fun. I just hope my readers will be as excited as I am about it. :)

      (sheesh--how many times can I say 'vlog' in a paragraph?!?)

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    4. OH MY GOSH THIS SOUNDS SO EXCITING! *cannot wait until Wednesday* I will be very excited to see another vlog from you. :D

      vlog vlog vlog vlog vlog vlog vlog vlog vlog vlog vlog vlog. (well, apparently not as many times as I can? ;)

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  4. The new design is sooo pretty!!! Happy 2 year blogiversary!

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    1. Eeep, thank you, Petra! You're so awesome and we must war again soon. :D

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  5. Katie, that design is SO gorgeous!!! Talk about beauty. :)

    And your vlog is so neat!!! Your voice is sooo pretty(and so are you). I love your accent too. =)

    Happy blog anniversary!!!!!!!

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    1. Oh! And 2 questions I forgot. :) I was wondering where you got your pens and journal? I might want to get them if I don't win. =)

      And lastly, I was wondering if you purposely took off your Google followers box? Just wondering!

      Such a fun blog! I always think of Katie's blog as sort of the central point of all other blogs. Hehe. ;)

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    2. Awhhh, thank you! That makes me happy. ^.^

      I got the pens at Target, and the journal at Half Price Books. (I think you can get it at Barnes and Nobles as well.)

      ACK. I didn't! It's back up -- thank you for letting me know. Still getting everything sorted out on the new design. xD

      Oh my gosh. You are making me grin too much. Thank you for being such an encouragement to me, Hannah! <3

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  6. Happy blogiversary!! And your new design is really pretty! ♥

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    1. Oh, and I have to say that I think your vlog was perfect. You and your answers are so lovely!! =)

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    2. Eeep, thank you! <3

      *hugs and pizza*

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  7. Oh my gosh, congrats Katie! *commences firework show* I love the new design! I will have to go and change your button now. :) (Oh, and it's actually spelled 'blogiversary' with an I.) Your blog is one of my favorites to read and always brings a smile on my face every time I read it! You totally deserve every follower you have and more! Love ya! <3
    Oh, and my favorite pizza is either cheese or BBQ chicken. :P

    darlinginspirations.wordpress.com

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    1. EEEP. Thank you for changing the button!

      SIGH THAT'S HOW A LOT OF PEOPLE SPELL IT but I will forever like to see it as blogoversary. xD

      Oooh, BBQ chicken isn't bad. It's a very interesting thing. xD

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  8. Oh my goodness, Katie! I LOVE your new design! I love the old one too......but this one is simply stunning.

    Do not be ashamed of that blog. It was 100% awesome and adorable!!!

    Hooray for blog anniversaries!

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    1. Eeep, thank you! <3 <3

      It was slightly embarrassing, but oh well. xD

      Thank you! It's exciting. :D

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  9. HAPPY, BLOG ANNIVERSARY! You are awesome and inspiring. *hugs* <3

    Ooh. The new blog design is absolutely BEAUTIFUL. But I can't lie when I say that it will take some getting used to. :P

    Ahhh, that WRITE journal! *very much loves it already* Too bad I probably won't win since I don't have twitter or a blog or anything. xD But that's okay... I'll buy it myself, then, since you said it's really good. (aaaand I don't really need another notebook, but hush.)

    Also... I didn't see the giveaway for the pens? *scans post*

    AH, THAT VIDEO WAS SO AWESOME! Your voice is so sweet to listen to, and you are so, so pretty. o.o And it was so fun that your sister made an appearance! Haha, I guess my questions were a little too deep to be answered on a Q+A vlog, huh. :P

    Hufflepuffs unite! *high five* :D

    OHHHH fall is definitely the best time of year. And now I live in Alabama on a mountain where everything turns to mist and fire in autumn. *intense sighing* I CAN'T WAIT. (and I agree about summer's stickiness. JUST NO.)

    Eeeep this was so fun! THAT VLOG WAS THE BEST. The new design is absolutely beautiful, and though it will take getting used to, I LOVE it so incredibly much. <3 (also, when you announced you were going to change it, I screenshot the old one because it was just too pretty to be forgotten forever. :P)

    Again, happy blogoversary!! :D

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    1. Oh, and YES, we need more guest posts by your novels. xD *nods vigorously* And maybe an interaction between snarky Tan and his younger (but bigger? :P) brother.

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    2. UGH EMILY I CANNOT THANK YOU ENOUGH FOR BEING SO ENCOURAGING AND EPIC AND AWESOME AND AMAZING AND FANTASTIC IN BETA READING (I really hope you're willing to read TSDS because you were fantastic :P) and I am just so thankful for you. <3 *got really rambly there but oh well*

      AH WELL I HOPE YOU WILL WIN. Boo, next time I'll make sure to put up more options for those who don't have any social medias. Because that's sad. :P

      The giveaway for the pens is linked to the journal, so your entry counts for both of them. :)

      YAY HUFFLEPUFFS!

      ew summer. yesss to the fall. I used to not like fall when I was younger but now I LOVE IT YES. <3

      (yes I will need to get used to it too but I AM EXCITED.)
      Oh my gosh you are the smartest person ever. CAN I HAVE THE SCREENSHOT? xD Are you okay with emailing it to me? Because I was not smart and totally didn't think of doing that. :P

      Mwahaha. I shall have to do that, then. :D

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    3. YES YES, I WILL TOTALLY BETA-READ TSDS. Even if I'm crazy busy when that happens, then I WILL MAKE TIME. Cause I can't be left hanging! Goodness, that SotD ending. *fangirls* And I'm so happy that I was helpful! :D

      Ohhh, I see. :)

      Seriously though, that design is already growing on me enormously. SO MUCH PRETTY. You are so awesome at design, and so is Claudia. (I checked her blog out, and again, prettiness! :D)

      YES, I will totally email it to you if you want! xD I just need to find it in my endless sea of useless documents and folders. :P

      Yes, you shall. :D

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    4. OH ALSO your questions were totally the ones I was referencing. xD

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  10. AHHHH. YOU ARE SO AMAZING. *hugs* the design is EPIC. so much awesomeness. YOU SERIOUSLY HAVE OVER 300 FOLLOWERS?! THAT IS AMAZING, GIRL! and only two years of blogging? TOTAL EPICNESS.

    oh. gosh. those pens. THAT NOTEBOOK. GAHHHHH. even if I don't win, I MUST FIND THEM. (pen and paper addict here. :P)

    *sighs* so much happiness

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    1. *many hugs* EEEP THANK YOU SO MUCH, SARAH. You are such an inspiration with your blog and I love your posts and you always make them interesting no matter how short they are and you make me happy. ^.^

      YESSSS. YOU MUST. The pens are from target, and the journal is from Half Price Books. (or barnes and nobles) Eeep!

      *happy sigh*

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  11. AWDVWDVEJDJEIDICIIDJSJSNCHVJDIWOSKSCKCKVJC

    I MISS YOU SO MUUUUUUCH AHHHSDVISDJCDSCH

    I love your voice and your face <3 and the new design is sooooooo pretty #jelly

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    1. Oh and I forgot to mention - I literally just bought that journal this month and it is GLORIOUS SO EVERYONE ENTER THE GIVEAWAY YESYESYES

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    2. ASJDFKL;AJSFALKSJDFL;ASJF. *incoherent screaming*

      I MISS YOU TOOOO GAH I CANNOT WAIT UNTIL NEXT YEAR I'M SO HAPPY THAT IT IS A CONFIRMED THING EEP.

      YES I saw that on facebook and it makes me so happy that we are notebook twins. ALSO DID YOU KNOW THAT BOTH CAROLINE AND AIMEE HAVE THE BLACK ONE?? so almost all of the tricky six has it and WE HAVE TO TAKE A PICTURE TOGETHER WITH OUR NOTEBOOKS NEXT YEAR ASDJFKLAS;FD. *is a genius* xD

      I LOVE YOU THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING AWESOME AND YOU AND AH.

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  12. I love your new design and your Q&A video was so much fun! (YOU ANSWERED MY QUESTION FIRST! That made me so happy!)

    Congratulations on two years and all the followers!

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    1. AH THAT WAS YOUR QUESTION? Eep, that makes me happy. ^.^

      THANK YOU FOR BEING SUCH AN AWESOME PERSON, Sarah! Seriously. You have made these two years so much better. <3

      *allll the love and pizza*

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  13. Hi, Katie! Congrats on your two-year anniversary! Your blog design is beautiful, by the way. And I love the WRITE notebook! I have one as well, only it's in black. =)

    Looking forward to more of your posts!

    Tessa
    www.christiswrite.blogspot.com

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    1. Eeep, that's awesome! It took me forever which notebook to get for the blog celebration. xD

      Thank you so much, Tessa! It makes me happy to see you around here. <3

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  14. I love this post!!!!!! The video was so funny and neat!!!!!!!!!1

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  15. KATIE!!!!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS ON TWO YEARS!!! THAT'S SO EXCITING!!!!!!!!!!!

    You've come so far in two years oh my gosh. Like, you're the blogging queen. TEACH ME YOUR WAYS!!!

    I love how you got around it and wrote "blog anniversary" XD You're smart.

    I LOVE YOUR DESIGN SO MUCHHHH! OH MY GOSH! It's absolutely gorgeous oh my word. It's so clean and professional, I'm in love. The header looks great!

    Three hundred followers oh my word. 0.0 YOU GO GIRL!

    Eek I totally entered the giveaway like, as many times as possible. The pens and journal look amazing!

    I LOVE THE VLOG! It's so much fun and you're so cute oh my gosh. Are you from michigan or minnesota? I have a friend from up there and y'all have almost the exact same voice oh my gosh it's kind of blowing my mind. XD

    And the best pizza ever is pineapple.;)

    Can't wait for your next year of blogging!

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    1. IT IS SOOOO EXCITING AND IT MAKES ME HAPPY THAT OUR BLOGOVERSARIES ARE FAIRLY CLOSE TOGETHER. xD

      You are the best and so inspiring and I loved watching your vlog as well. EEP. I am so happy to be able to know you! <3

      AHHH YAY. I live in Minnesota. xD SO IF YOU EVER VISIT YOUR FRIEND MAKE SURE TO VISIT ME BECAUSE YES.

      You and my sister would get along well, then. xD

      I cannot, either! :D And I can't wait for your next year of blogging. :D

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  16. HAPPY BLOG ANNIVERSARY! It's so awesome that you've been doing this for 2 years (that's like almost exactly 4x longer than me!!) Cannot wait to see what you do next :D

    THE BLOG DESIGN IS SO BEAUTIFUL!!! Not too different (yay!) but super cute and aesthetic ^.^

    The giveaway looks so awesome, so of course I entered!! Notebooks that lay flat, yes! I bought one the other day not because I need one WHAT AM I SAYING I ALWAYS NEED NOTEBOOKS but because it laid flat. I hate nothing more than having to slay a notebook in the middle of writing. *shudder*

    *ahem* That vlog, hon. That was amazing. I almost feel like I've met you now!!!!!! You were exactly what I expected with your personality and cuteness and such. BUT certain things I didn't expect. Like your voice--awesome! (don't judge, I have no idea what I was expecting, but the truth was glorious.) I was sitting there listening to you and thinking you should totally read my audiobooks for me. Or play in my favorite movies. It was amazing. Maybe that's just the difference between Texas and Minnesota? Because you definitely had an accent to my ears. Everything was a little more proper sounding (okay, a lot more.) "Aunt" is "ant" and "bag" is "baaaaaag" (as in the sheep) here. Seriously. Like everything is animals. I kind of love the way you say things, though. It's all so much deeper and richer. XD

    Anywho. You're so awesome and it's about darn time I got to "see" you in person like that! Vlogs are evidently a really good way to meet your readers. I should probably do one. But the idea of talking to a camera terrifies me more than I can say. XD

    Okay, I'm leaving now. Happy blogiversary!! (yes that's how it's spelt. You just replace "ann" with "blog.) Seeing you as a human and not just a person behind a screen has made me love you even more. And the fact that YOU HAVE DONE THINGS FOR ME??? *screams* Seriously. Let's be friends for life. *nods*

    Oh. Also, your hair. *is jealous*

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    1. Eeep, hopefully you can make it to two years as well! (because I love your blog and need to read allll the posts from my critique partner. :D)

      YES I need journals that lay flat. It drives me crazy having the front flap go *whoop* up and it looks so evil. (I'm not making sense but just nod your head and pretend like you understand I'M REALLY TIRED. xD)

      I've had several people say that my voice was higher than expected, so maybe that's it? xD OH RIGHT I forgot that I say "aunt" differently as well. It cracks me up when people say "ant," because then I picture that person as an ant and it's just so weird. :P

      PLEASE DO A VLOG. I need to see your face. Badly. xD

      LET US BE FRIENDS FOR LIFE BECAUSE IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THING AND YOU ARE AWESOME. I cannot wait for the day that we can meet. Because it WILL happen. *nodnod*

      *flips hair epicly* xD
      (usually it's annoying but I yelled at it until it behaved for the vlog :P)

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  17. Love the new blog design! And congrats on 2 years of blogging!!!! :) I was shocked when mine came up in April. Time flies so fast!

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    1. Thank you so much, Claire! <3 I love having you around here. :D

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  18. Happy blogoversary Katie :) (*spins on her chair and throws confettis around. Now you remind me that I missed my own, oops :( I am a week late!

    Anywho, you are an adorable piece of human my fren. I love the way you speak, like I honestly thought for a second (okay, 8 minutes) that you were actually like a undercover British spy hiding her identity by staying in the US! Really maybe it's just me but it is a delight to listen to you. Please do more videos!!!

    Does Canada count as international XD

    I really want that notebook though, it's lovely (totally random thought but you draw really well too). Where did you get it?

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    1. THANK YOU, TAISHA! *happiness* wait, you have a blog? Can I have a link? It's not linked to your name you comment under, so I've never been able to find it.

      Oh my gosh. That makes me laugh. xD I will definitely consider doing more, because it would be fun. :D

      UGH SADLY NOT. I looked it up after your comment and shipping would cost over $30 dollars and I just can't. *sobbing* IF YOU WANT TO DRIVE AND GET IT GO AHEAD xD

      (ooh, well thank you! <3 :P) I got it at Half Price Books, but I think barnes and nobles carry it as well.

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    2. Well I gotta be honest with you and say that I neglected my blog A LOT over the past few months. Something about waiting fo4 my parents to read them for approval XD

      Plus it's in French unfortunately but I'm debating about switching it to English since all the blogs I read are in English!

      betailande.blogspot.com in case you just want to check th3 design XD

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    3. That makes sense. :P

      Oooh, how cool! *wishes I could read French* xD

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  19. That was awesome. xD Somehow, you always make me grin. xP

    Hey, Laura! ^-^ I'm an INFJ, too, I think. :-P

    And. Yes. That pun was awesome. ^-^ Your first course of action. *silly grin*

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    1. Oh, and your new blog theme is lovely! I like the fall leaves. ^-^ I love fall colors so much.
      And your description of summer is so right. xP I totally agree with you on that.

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    2. Well thank you, Mellon. The same goes for you. It has been awesome showering orange glitter over each other through all the Mitchtam years. :D

      I MAY BE RIDICULOUSLY PROUD OF MYSELF OVER THAT PUN. xD

      *happy sigh over fall and growls at summer* I hope we can meet someday because that would be the greatest thing ever. :D

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  20. THIS WAS AWESOME I JUST CANT EVEN SAY WORDS RIGHT NOW WHAT IS HAPPENING I LOVE PIZZA THAT VIDEO WAS AWESOME. WHAT EVEN ARE WORDS??

    Okay, well, I kinda freaked out right there. *cough*

    This was SO COOL. I am GOING to do a blogiversary vlog for my blogiversary! Yay!

    Your video was so cool! I almost died laughing! I actually started crying. *wipes away tears* ^.^ Your sister is so nice! And your Dad sounds pretty cool too. ;)

    Hehehe, well I just wanted to say CONGRATS AND THIS WAS AWESOME OH NO IM FREAKING OUT AGAIN. I BETTER STOP BEFORE I FILL UP THE WHOLE PAGE.

    ^.^ Anika

    PS: YOUR DESIGN KATIE YOUR DESIGN!!!! *screams*

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    1. YAY FOR PIZZA. YAY FOR NEW BLOG DESIGNS AND VLOGS. xD

      Freaking out it totally okay here. *nodnod*

      YAY FOR VLOGS! They are quite fun. Oh y gosh, I feel bad for making you cry so often. XD

      THANK YOUU. You make me so excited. ^.^

      *screams over the new design as well*

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  21. That was one of the most fun videos I have ever seen!!! HAPPY TWO YEAR BLOG ANNIVERSARY!!!!! You are doing an amazing job! (And I must ask you, how do you get so many comments?) XD

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    1. EEP THANK YOU GABRIELA! It has been so much fun skyping and giggling with you with our group and you are so awesome. <3

      (I DO NOT KNOW. IT'S KIND OF CRAZY. xD)

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  22. YOUR BLOG DESIGN IS SO COOL I LOVE IT!! *flailing*
    Also, you are SO ADORABLE.

    I have that exact same notebook. I LOVE IT. I got it at Half Price Books, which is like a Goodwill but full of books and movies and notebooks and it's basically the best store in the world!

    HAPPY TWO YEAR BLOG ANNIVERSARY!! You are doing a fabulous job and you should never stop writing! ♥♥♥

    ~Megan<333
    (megans-journals.blogspot.com)

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    1. EEEK, THANK YOU SO MUCH, MEGAN! :D

      That's exactly where I got it as well! Half Price Books is the best. :D

      *hugs and pizza* Thank you. <3

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  23. Beautiful design! I'll have to come back and watch the vlog as soon as I get a chance :)

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    1. Thank you, Eliza! *happiness* I hope you enjoy!

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    2. I loved the vlog! It was so much fun seeing a video of you :D

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  24. Happy Anniversary! I enjoyed your vlog very much. I'm honored to have been mentioned in it re: killing the wolf spider! DIE-DIE-DIE!

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  25. THE DESIGN IS TO DIE FOR!! Seriously fabulous. Just beautiful, man. I love it! Also: Happy Blog Anniversary!! :D I hope your next year of blogging is even more stellar than the first two. :) Keep it up, yo! And your vlog was the bomb dot com. Seriously so adorable!! You are the best! GAH this was just awesome :-)

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    1. THANK YOU! It's been awesome having you along in this journey. :D

      *flailing and happiness and pizza*

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  26. So I opened up your blog and almost gasped when I saw the new design. It's so pretty!
    ALSO HAPPY ANNIVERSARY/BLOGOVERSARY/BIRTHDAY TO A WRITER'S FAITH! *confetti and cake and much dancing*
    Also the video! I love your voice so much. *queen of creepy compliments* Also you and your sister are so cute and I loved seeing what you're like off the page. =D

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    1. Eep, thank you!! :D

      Thank you for your creepy compliment. :P (though, it wasn't creepy, so don't worry xD) Isn't that fun? I hope other blogs do some vlogs, because it's so cool to see what they're really like.

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    2. I'm glad it's not creepy. XD Yes! I love seeing people's true personalities, because they're always different from their written personality (if that made sense). I've been thinking about perhaps doing vlogging in the near future. I think I'm moving out of being a faceless internet ninja. XD I have a nice camera, but zero video-editing skills, so I'll have to work on that. And on the topic, what editing program did you use?

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    3. DO IT. PLEASE DO THE THING. I would love to see that. :D

      I just used iMovie. It was a free app that came with my phone, and it worked well, so why not? xD

      But I'll say this again: do the thing. I would looove to see a vlog by you. :D

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  27. It was so nice to hear your voice! (Is that creepy? I hope not..)

    And your new design looks so professional, and congratulations on two years of blogging! I'm looking forward to many more years of your posts. :)

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      Eek, thank you, Jessica! <3

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  28. Okay like my phone and your blog have a love hate relationship because this is the fifth time the page has reloaded after typing another long comment again. Anyways.

    Happy two year blog anniversary, Katie! Ice cream cake and cheese pizza all around! *offers ice cream cake and cheese pizza* I love your vlog! Twenty-One Pilots, ack!!! Ack = a very long TØP story to explain. But plotting-- I know it's not necessarily the easiest thing (literally I do not plot 99.123456789% of the time) but it helps SO much for the writing process, especially for NaNo and after rewriting everything for what feels like the umpeenth time. And I love your British accent, yes!

    The Write notebook and the pens are so aesthetic! I wish I could enter, but I can't (partially because it's my parents rule & the other reason is because it takes so long to mail things up here). Hopefully your blog goes well this upcoming year, as well as your giveaway!

    xoxo Morning

    P.S. The way you announce "bag" and "tag" is adorable, like oh my gosh!!! xDDD

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    1. SIGH that makes me so frustrated. I don't know why it's not working?? I haven't heard of anyone else having problems (aside from the occasionally crash), so I wonder if it's your phone. That makes me sad. :(

      Huh. Now I'm very curious about your Twenty One Pilots story. :P

      P.S. Awhh, thanks? xD

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    2. I'll send you a screenshot on Instagram during my free period tomorrow to show you how your blog appears on my phone... It's kind of slanted of to the right. Although, if I change the link to alter it to the web version, it's not as bad.

      As for the Twenty-One Pilots story, basically what happened was when I was in the Philippines on vacation, my cousin gave me a chance to go to this super cool concert, and she was like, "Yeah, there's going to be this cool band, etc." But since I was busy interning at a publishing company in the city and had to get up at five (who gets up at five on vacation?), I couldn't go. Later, my brother, the cousin and another cousin were like, "OHMYGOSH WE SAW TWENTYONEPILOTS AND THEY SHOWERED CONFETTI ON US."

      And then my naive self, who had little info about who they were at the time and had referred to as The Band With the Cool Ø symbol, was like, "...Who?"

      It's very anticlimactic, but that's practically my TØP story. You may do the darkest, most sinister punishment of all time: shame me with marshmallows. *puts on protective shield* Even now I don't listen to them often, which stinks because getting into new artists is so hard, even after being educated on them by my friends!!! But they're one of the artists I want to get into listening so bad!

      xoxo Morning

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    3. Oh my goshhh. *shames you with marshmallows* XD
      I'm glad that they aren't your favorite band ever, because that would be soooo frustrating to know that you came *this* close to going to their concert. STILL!

      I hope you get into listening to them! Because they are seriously the best band ever. <3 <3 <3

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  29. Hahahaha! This is so funny. Once I tried to make a video of myself... it failed.
    Ooh, I'm and ENFP too!
    ♥Megan

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    1. Videos are hard. :P

      ENFP buddies! *highfives*

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  30. HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY!!! Congratulations on 2 whole years of blogging!! That is AWESOME! :D *toots horn* *throws confetti* *hands you pizza*
    That video was seriously amazing!! I think it's one of the best Q&A videos I've ever watched! You are SO FUNNY! XD Your rambling makes the video feel so natural and like you're just talking to friends - I love it! :)
    That. is so sad. About your donut shop. I would crawl into a ball in a dark room and cry. DONUT SHOPS SHOULD NOT CLOSE!!!!
    Well, anyway - congrats again and I hope you continue with this blog forever! It's on my top 5 favorite blogs list ;)
    ~Jaclynn~

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    1. *toots horn* <-- that made me laugh. xD

      I KNOW. IT MADE ME SO SAD THAT THE DONUT SHOP CLOSED AND I STILL HAVE NOT RECOVERED FROM THAT UGH.

      Awhh, thanks so much, Jaclynn! It's lovely to have you over here. ^.^

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  31. OMGGG KATIEEEEEEEEEE HAPPPPY BLOG ANNIVERSARYYYYYY.
    ALL THIS EXCITEMENT I CANNOT CONTAIN ALL OF THIS EEEEEEEEPPPPPPPPPPPPP!!!!!!! THIS IS SO SO SO SO SO EXCITING WHERE DO I BEGIN AAH.

    Okay so first off *hands you all the pizzas and waffles and ice cream and CAKE obvs* CONGRATS DUDE LIKE SERIOUSLY over 300 FOLLOWERS AND 5k COMMENTS IN TWO YEARS YOU ARE GOING TO BE SO BIG AND FAMOUS ONE DAY. Like seriously you are going to become this great and amazing book blogger who has tons of published best-selling books.

    Also the VLOG!!!! EEEEPPP!!! It's so amazing to hear your voice and see you in person. MY FELLOW ENFP FRIEND YEAAAAASSSS. I can totally see how you're ENFP too. Like you're so cute and happy and friendly and bubbly with that awesome sense of humor too. ^_^
    And I didn't reallly notice an accent? I don't know, I'm not southern or anything so maybe I don't notice that as much. BUT YOU SOUND REALLY CUTE THOUGH. Like that's the one word I thought of. (IN A TOTALLY NOT CREEPY WAY.) haha :)

    lol and that donut shop turned vitamin sounds hilarious :) AS MUCH AS I LOVE VITAMINS I FEEL FOR YOU BC DONUTS ARE AMAZING.

    You should totally do more vlogs in the future! I love seeing all of my favorite bloggers doing vlogs it's so amazing and cool. *le sigh* Guess we'll have to wait and see if in the far far future I'm allowed to do one :)

    BUT EEEEEEEEEEPPPPP THIS IS SUPER HAPPY AND EXCITING AND I'M SO EXCITED FOR YOU AND THIS IS SO AWESOME <33

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    1. OMG AUTUMN IT'S ONE OF MY FAVORITE PEOPLE YOU MAKE ME SO HAPPY EEEK. *happiness* ^.^

      I love how lots of people are trying to comment on my voice in a non-creepy way. xD

      I REALLY HOPE THAT YOU'LL BE ABLE TO DO ONE EVENTUALLY. Because, yes. It needs to happen. *nodnod*

      *flailing* THANK YOU FOR BEING AWESOME, AUTUMN. You are so encouraging to me. <3

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  32. Hey, I'm Maddi. First of all, I wanted to tell you how awesome that post was! I also love your name AND your blog name :) I THINK I entered the giveaway. I've never entered that way before so I'm hoping I did it right! :D I love your blog. It's super cute. My blog is: godsbrightlight.wordpress.com. Anyway...ooh. Random question. Do you like music? I do! I LOVE music! I play guitar with my two amazing youth leaders on stage at my church. It's so much fun jammin' with them. I also sometimes sing. I love that God blesses each and every one of us with talents! Do you know who Kari Jobe is? She's my all time fav singer!!!

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    1. Hey, Maddi! I love how you spell Maddi. So cool. :D

      I LOVE MUSIC. Music is amazing. <3 Huh, I haven't heard of Kari before. I'll have to look her up. *nodnod*

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  33. Hey! Absolutely loved the post! You've gotten so many followers very quickly. You should really be proud of yourself. You post great content on a regular schedule, you have amazing followers, and you've created an amazing blog.
    I love the new design!!! It's so clean and professional looking. I'll replace your old button with the new one, right now.
    And the video was so fun. Doing a vlog was definitely a good idea. Maybe I'll do one for a blog anniversary sometime. And you and your sister were so funny.
    Entered the giveaway for the notebook :) I would enter the one for the pens as well, but I can't find it.
    Congratulations!!

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    1. Brooke! *hugs*

      You should totally do a vlog eventually, because vlogs are awesome. (And since I've met you, I know you would be awesome at it. It would be so fun to see!)

      They're linked to the same giveaway -- sorry if I made that confusing. :)

      Thank you for being amazing! <3

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  34. I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS AND I LOVE THE GIVEAWAY GIFTS AND YOUR NEW BLOG DESIGN AND I AM GOING TO WATCH THE VIDEO NOW OKAY YES

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    1. YOU HAVE THE CUTEST VOICE EVER I LOVE IT!!!!! YOU'RE SO CUTE ON CAMERA!!!

      Confession: when you were pronouncing "tag" and "bag" I HAD NO CLUE WHAT YOU WERE SAYING WOWWWW IM SOUTHERN *laughing emojis*

      UMMMMMMM CAN WE TALK ABOUT HOW YOU HAVE YOUR NOVEL PRINTED AND THE COVER??????????????????????????????!!!!!!! GORGEOUS???!!!!!!!!

      wow your pizza obsession inspires me so much

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    2. AH THANK YOU MUCH EEEP. *flailing*

      omg, that is so funny. OH SO SINCE YOU'RE SOUTHERN DO YOU KNOW WHAT POP IS? xD (aka: soda)

      EEEEP YES IT MAKES ME THE HAPPIEST.

      wow thank you much.

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    3. Umm heheehhehe um *continues to nervously laugh* hehehee um yes I do know what pop is because that's what I say hehehehe *backs into corner*

      I'M TOTALLY CHILL WITH PEOPLE SAYING "SODA" BUT PLEASE DO NOT (DO NOT) SAY "SODA POP"

      IT'S LIKE, "OH I DON'T KNOW WHICH ONE I WANT TO SAY SO LETS SAY THEM BOTH??!!"

      no

      just

      no

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  35. I LOVE THE NEW BLOG DESIGN SO MUCH!!!!!

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  36. HELLO I IS HERE AND JOINED BY MY SISTER ABIGAIL! (she says she wants a turkey and wants to know if you have them or if they are wild because she has chickens and ducks and wants turkeys...)
    Yas! *high fives* Twenty One Pilots is amazing! I actually have a favorite, and I know it's like the most popular one, but Ride is so amazing and I can rap all of it, so *flops* I don't know, it's fuuuun.
    That was so fun! I have to do mine again...because...yeah...I lost the first one...Ok, I'm going to stop rambling and just like click publish. This was coollll

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    1. HEY, ABIGAIL! xD
      Nah, we don't own turkeys. They just like to roam around the area near our house and go in the trees. xD

      Ride is amazing. I can rap all of it as well. XD (actually, I can rap nearly all of their songs...)

      Thank you! And didn't you say that you were going to do a vlog soon? Will that still happen?

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    2. Yup! It will...I just need to re-video it...because it was twenty minutes long...and then post it...NEXT WEEK I PROMISE! My friends are all asking that toooo

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  37. CONGRATS, BBY!!!! And Staedtlers <3 I have the 36 pack and just YAS. So if it draws my name for the pens, just skip me and draw someone else. I'm only interested in the journal ^.^

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    1. omg, 36 pack? o.O THAT IS SO AWESOME.
      Noted! I will hopefully find a way to choose a different name if that is to happen. xD

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  38. ACK THE NEW DESIGN IS GORGEOUS!!! I haven't commented in like five hundred years (MY BAD), but I just had to let you know how much I love the new look! ALL MY BUDDIES ARE CHANGING UP THEIR BLOGS, AND IT'S AWESOME. <3

    Oh goodness, you are ADORABLE! You have the cutest voice, and such a bubbly personality. ^_^ I feel like when I talk I sound like...really lame. :P Yeahhhh, I do not have a "cute" voice. XD

    HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY, KATIE!!! You're blog is fantabulous and adorable and hilarious and just asdjglsdsl. I LOVE IT. Of course, I just HAD to let everyone know about your giveaway in my latest post! EEP. Journals and pens are totally my jam.

    (By the way, I'm just sitting here in shock because wuuuut?! HOW DO YOU HAVE SO MANY COMMENTS. :O)

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    1. MARY! It's good to see you over here again. :D
      I know. o.o So many people are changing their blogs. A part of me dies a little bit because "noooo not the old design!" But the new one is always super pretty.

      Eep, thank you! And I'm sure you do have a cute voice. It's hard for people to like their own voice. (Like me. I can't watch the vlog without cringing xD)

      EEP, thank you! :D

      (I DON'T KNOW. o.O It's kind of insane. But it makes me happy to connect with so many frens. xD)

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  39. HAPPY (*cough* belated *cough*) BLOG ANNINVERSARY!!! *tosses pizza*

    OH MY GOODNESS YOUR NEW DESIGN. I LOVETH IT SO!!! Also, funny story, I forgot you were changing the design and when I clicked on the link I FREAKED OUT because WHAT HAD HAPPENED TO MY KATIE'S BLOG?! AND then I realized it was supposed to look different and decided it was really epic XD.

    THE JOURNAL. THE PENS. *promptly enters giveaway*

    Oh my goodness gracious, YOU MADE A VLOG!! *dances happily around the room forever and a day* I HAD SO MUCH FUN WATCHING IT!! And (along with EVERYONE else, apparently) I love your voice! And your bookshelf! And your books! AND SCYTHE HAS AN AWESOME COVER. I am quite pleased that I asked the questions about covers, otherwise I never would have seen the cover for Scythe XD.

    NEVER ASK ME ABOUT FAVORITE PIZZA, KATIE. THAT'S CRUEL. BUT it would probably be something with meat on it XD.

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    1. I forgot that Claudia was installing it that night for a moment, and then someone messaged me saying, "OMG I LOVE YOUR NEW DESIGN," and I had a mini heart attack thinking, "what design?!" :P

      ENTER THE GIVEAWAY. DO IT. *hopes you win* *says that to everyone but I really do hope you win* xD

      EEP, THANK YOU! Oooh, I thought you might've been the one who asked that question. It was fun guessing who was who. :P

      Ooh, meat. I like sausage pizza. But I don't love pepperoni. Ew. XD

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  40. I love the new design! it reminds me of autumn because it's just sooo waarm. *cries loudly* If the giveaway isn't international... please tell me where to purchase such a lovely notebook and also those pens *cries* I can't wait to watch your q and a vlog. :D

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    1. I got the pens at Target and the journal at Half Price Books. ^.^ I hope they have those over wherever you live!

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  41. sadfja;sdlfkjas;ldfjas;lfkjas;ldfjas;dlfkjas;dlfjas;lkdf;laksdjf

    HAPPY BLOGVERSARY, BLOGOVERSARY, BLOGIVERSARY, WHAT HAVE YOU!!! (I think it's cool to see how individuals prefer to spell it.) Our blogs are twins! Also, I LOVE YOUR NEW DESIGN. I mean, I liked your old one too, but this one is so exciting and bootiful!

    Cheese pizza is my favorite kind too, although bacon and cheese pizza is a close second.

    I loved your video. I wish I could comment on everything in it, but my brain isn't working so well right now. I know I share the same difficulties in trying to pick a favorite twenty one pilots song, although I know I probably listen to Car Radio the most. But then I remember how much I love The Judge and Fall Away and Friend, Please, and all the others and sdlfja;lsdfja;lskdjfa;lskdjfal;sf.

    So I'm just curious, why is Illuminae separating your Brandon Sanderson trilogy? I figure you probably have a system to that. Have you not read the last one yet?

    Also, thank you for the shoutout! :D I really appreciate that. And thank you for the giveaway! :)

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    1. *ajskdl;fa's with you*

      THANK YOU. Ugh it's so confusing that there are so many different spellings! xD *will forever and ever spell it blogoversary because it just LOOKS RIGHT*

      Bacon... and cheese pizza? o.O Dude. I haven't heard of that before.

      FALL AWAY. Ugh, that song. I love it so much.

      HA. Hahahaha. Ha. Ha. Ha. Someone noticed. XD So I put all of my favorite books right in the video angle because, well, their my favorites. (aside from Red Queen. That one was just there to look pretty) but I was setting it up so fast that I didn't realize my mistake until AFTER THE VIDEO. It's bothering so much right now and I cannot stand Steelheart standing over there so lonely. Sigh. XD

      Of course! :D

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  42. Sorry I'm responding so late. I thought I had commented, but I guess I forgot.
    CONGRATULATIONS on two years! That's awesome! And you still come up with new, fresh, interesting, and inspiring posts EVERY SINGLE TIME. I just love your blog, Katie, and I love your personality, and I don't comment enough to tell you. Hope someday I can meet you cuz that would be so amazing!!!

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    1. I do that ALL the time. I mean to comment on posts, but then it doesn't happen, and I forget, and it's just an endless cycle. XD

      Eep! I hope to meet you too someday. You should definitely come to a writer's conference. *nodnod*

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  43. Happy Bloggoversary (who cares that it's not really a word, it's a word to the bloggosphere XD)! I love the new blog design! Here's to another year of great blogging!

    storitorigrace.blogspot.com

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    1. Whoah, I've never seen it spelled with two g's before. XD

      Thank you, Victoria! :D

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  44. HAPPY BLOG ANNIVERSARY AHHH *showers in confetti and pizza toppings*!!

    Just found your blog, and honestly it's all so good! (love the theme!!). The vlog was so fun to watch; I completely agree that ILUMINAE was stunning, and that it's evil to make someone pick a top 3 of food/books/music etc. CRUEL WORLD.

    I'm thinking of participating in a NaNoWriMo this year (but very apprehensive!), would you recommend it??

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  45. I love the new design, and the vlog was super enjoyable. You were quite good at it!

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  46. Happy Blogiversary!! Loved your vlog!
    I'm celebrating mine too. ^_^
    My favorite pizza used to be just plain cheese, but ever since I tried some with pineapple, now I have to have pineapple. :D

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  47. I'm late to the party, but HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY, KATIE! I love your new design... *drools over header*

    And your vlog. Oh my goodness. You are adorable and hilarious and I feel like we'd have a blast in real life. XD The funny thing is, a little while ago I tagged you for something related to vlogs and totally failed to let you know. http://traceydyck.blogspot.ca/2016/08/infinity-dreams-award-vlog-style.html Oops! But now you've done a vlog anyway, so yay!

    Love those giveaway prizes, and I understand international shipping costs being causes for crying wallets! That's why I could only give away something small and lightweight in my blogoversary giveaway last March. *nods*

    Here's to another year of pizza, writing, and awesome blog posts! :D

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  48. HOW ON EARTH DID I MISS THIS POST AND THIS VLOG OF GLORIOUSNESS asdfghjkl i'm a disgraceful potato omg. BUT SCREAMING THIS IS SO CUTE YOU ARE SO ADORABLE AND SO IS YOUR SISTER AND THIS WHOLE VIDEO IS JUST PERFECTION OKAY. Also I think I was one of the people who asked about the favorite Twenty One Pilots song and I formally apologize because YOU ARE SO RIGHT YOU CANNOT JUST PICK ONE IT ALL DEPENDS ON LITERALLY EVERYTHING AND YES YES YES EXACTLY WHAT U SAID. *nods violently* :''''')


    <3 LOVE YOU TO BITS
    abbiee

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