Tuesday, April 8, 2014

April Celebrations

Today is the birthday of my best friend Sarah! (You guys should hop on over to her blog and say hi!) Since she loves green, as well as a certain lyric from "Let It Go" (of Frozen fame), I made her a framed print of this as one of her gifts:


April also happens to be the month my mom and I adopted the cutest dog ever our dog Brandy. We’ve had her for five whole years now, making her six-years-old in total. Brandy is obviously ecstatic about this fact…


I’m celebrating other things this month as well, such as my seven-year blogging anniversary! (I originally started blogging on LiveJournal, in case anyone looks through my archive and thinks I’m really bad at math, haha.) And on the 15th, it will be two years since I first came up with the idea for Echo Effect. Can you believe that? Because I can’t. I have so many other ideas that are much, much older, but Coco and Nicholas are the ones who wanted their story told now, so here we are…

Anyone else celebrating anything this April?

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  1. Happy 7 year blogging anniversary! That's such a long time! Congrats on being such an awesome blogger! I think I've been reading your blog for a long time now. I used to post using a different name now though.

    I used to have a LiveJournal and I don't know what I did with it but I hope I deleted it.

    Aww, your dog looks so adorable! And sleepy!

    Well time really does pass quickly.

    I think I'm only celebrating my nephew's birthday. You're so lucky you have things to celebrate this month. Hope your April is lovely! :D

    And Happy Birthday to your friend Sarah! I'll go check her blog out.

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    1. Haha, yeah, it's definitely been a long time. Crazy how fast time will speed by when you're not even looking!

      Poor LiveJournal is no better than a ghost town now. I still try to cross-post there, but I may stop eventually, since it has so many issues anymore.

      And thank you! I hope you have a fantastic April as well, and that your nephew has a good birthday! :)

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    2. I know. Sometimes I just feel like I need a time machine or soemthing or find some way to slow things down.


      I know. I deleted my LiveJournal last year or something because my blog went a bit loopy and it was a nightmare getting through the process and even logging in. I feel bad though because I used to really love LiveJournal.

      Thank you. I am hoping this month goes well but I'll see.

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    3. I know what you mean about LiveJournal. It used to be so much fun, especially when the community was active. I still hang out on LJ, since a few of my blogging buddies continue to post there, but it just doesn't feel the same...

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  2. 7 years blogging? Wow, that' awesome! :) Your dog is adorable, too.

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    1. Thanks! I might be biased, but I think she's adorable, too. ;)

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  3. Not much really goes on in April for us, but I do enjoy the warming weather. And happy idea anniversary! :)

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    1. Thank you! Enjoy the warming weather! :)

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  4. Wonderful celebrations! I'm thankful for the awesome ski trip my in-laws take us on every year in April, my youngest daughter's newest activity (kayaking), and an upcoming wedding for one of our nieces!
    Happy blog and idea anniversary!

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    1. Wow, you have a lot of awesome things going on in April! Hope you enjoy the ski trip and wedding! :)

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  5. Happy birthday to Sarah! Your dog is adorable!

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    1. She's even more adorable in person! ;)

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  6. Brandy's totally adorable!! Congrats on your 7th bloggy anniversary, and congrats to Sarah on her birthday - I'm sure she'll love her present. :)

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    1. Thank you! And yes, she did love it! ;)

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  7. Happy birthday to Sarah! Love the present you made for her--I'm a big fan of that song as well! I'll be sure to check out her blog! :)

    I can't believe you've been blogging for seven years! That makes my four months look like a drop in the bucket in comparison! :)

    And yes, your dog is sooo cute! But I think you already know that! :)

    Looking forward to Spring Break in April and hopefully a trip to the beach. Fun, fun!

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    1. Who doesn't love "Let It Go"? ;)

      And I can't believe it's been seven years, either. Time totally sped by me!

      Enjoy your spring break, as well as the beach, if you do manage to take a trip there! :)

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  8. Whew! There's a whole slew of reasons to celebrate. Congrats on all of them! You've really been blogging for 7 years? How did we not run across one another sooner? (Oh yeah, I was being anti-social for 3 of them.)

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    1. Thanks, Crystal! And LOL, my first blog hadn't been on Blogspot, which is probably why we didn't cross paths sooner! (Doesn't help that I'm pretty unheard of in the blogosphere, haha...)

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    2. LOL. Still, I'm glad we did connect. My life wouldn't be nearly as awesome without Nicholas and Coco. ;)

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    3. Aw, thanks! I feel the same. I don't know what I'd do without all the blogging buddies I've met through Blogspot... :)

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  9. Thank you for all the birthday love and sending your friends along with well wishes, too! It really helped make this day better than I thought it'd be. You already know I LOVE that framed Frozen piece you made me, but funny story: I was telling my mom about it and the Jelsa stickers and my mom started fangirling - no lie. I'll tell you more about it in chat this week, but basically she's seen both and loved them) and basically died when I told her there was a fandom that supports it. LOL!

    Anyway, so cool to share this month with a dog as cute as Brandy and also the birth of Echo Effect! April is a huge birthday month in my family (there are 5 of us in April, 4 of those just days apart from each other).

    Wow, I can't believe it's been 7 years of blogging - impressive! I don't know how many years total I've blogged, but I know it's only been 4 steadily. All the blogs before that are dead and gone. :/

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    1. No problem, Sarah! I'm really glad I could help make your birthday a tiny bit brighter, despite living so far away! :)

      And LOL, your mom started fangirling? Fun! Looking forward to hearing more about that later this week...

      I can't believe I've been blogging for seven whole years already. You might not know the exact total for yourself, but even four years is impressive! Hope to see you blog for many more years on top of that!

      Anyway, I think it's safe to say that April is full of awesomeness... ;)

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  10. I think this April makes 5 years since I've been blogging... wow. Time flies.

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    1. It certainly does! Congrats on the five years! :)

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  11. 7 years! That's amazing. And I agree, Brandy is adorable. Dogs are great. And you thought of Echo Effect on tax day. Is there a connection? The only reason I'm thinking this is I just struggled to get all my taxes done. Each year I wait closer and closer to the deadline. It's going to bite me in the butt someday.

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    1. LOL, I didn't even realize that was tax day. (I don't have to worry about taxes yet, since I'm still looking for a job, and I don't earn enough from my art at the moment to make filing taxes necessary...)

      And I agree, dogs are most definitely great! ;)

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  12. Happy blog anniversary. Your dog looks so excited, I'm surprised he's not a blur in the pic.

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    1. You should see her when she actually is excited about something. It's the cutest thing ever!

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  13. What awesome things to celebrate! Your doggy looks so cute!

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  14. Happy Birthday to Sarah. Love the shade of green.

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    1. There were so many different shades of green to choose from, so I'm glad you think I chose a nice one! :)

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  15. Happy birthday to Sarah and yay for a very cute dog! :) This month it's my husband's and son's birthdays. Lots of cake!

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  16. 7 years that's awesome, congratulations! Your Brandy is so cute, glad he found a forever home. Daughter number 1 has birthday this weekend and then hubby week after, busy month in our house for birthdays!

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    1. Wow, your April really is birthday-filled! Hope everyone has a good time! :)

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  17. Congrats on the seven year anniversary. No birthday for my gang in April but, of course, we are celebrating Easter.

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  18. 7 Years, holy wow - that's awesome. Your dog is a cutie. :)

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