Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Interview: Cornet Crazie!

Welcome to another week's interview with a blogger genius, Cornet Crazie! (Oh, and remember that there is only one "o" in Cornet... I made that mistake, but we learn from them, yes?)

Cornet Crazie is the blog owner of Treble Clef, and I totally recommend checking her awesomeful blog out!
If you are interested in being interviewed by me on AGoMC or in interviewing me for your blog be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom of this post to read the specifics
Alrightey, I'll not keep you a minute longer... I present to you, Cornet Crazie!!!

Prism: How did you come up with your username?
Cornet Crazie: Well, I'm pretty much the world's biggest band geek, and my first band instrument was the cornet. {That's part of the trumpet family, but it's much more compact with the same tube length, and it's conical and not cylindrical making it have a mellower sound} Anyway, that's what got me into the best thing that's happened to me: band. For the second part of my name, I wanted to show people my band obsessiveness and also into the hyper side of my world. But, I really didn't like how 'crazy' looked, and anyway it was an adjective. So I simply changed it to make it much more unique, and a noun. Plus I love the letter 'z'.

Prism: Cats or dogs?
Cornet Crazie: Totally cats. Even though I've got a 4+ allergy (highest rating) to both of them, I love cats and they love me. Dogs on the other hand, seem to hate me.

Prism: What is your favorite style of music?
CC: I really like everything but my favorite to listen to is new age. I absolutely adore music by Owl City and Enya. When I'm playing one of my many instruments however, it's jazz all the way. I love the syncopation, the different styles, the solos, competitions and of course, the high notes. The other kind I really love to play on my trumpet is those really slow, soft, emotional songs in concert band. They're so pretty, and I love showing people that a trumpet does not just play loud obnoxious parts but can really almost sing sweetly. Seriously, I can make my band director cry with that kind of playing.

Prism: What is the purpose of your blog?
CC: Well, I have two blogs, Anecdote and Treble Clef. Anecdote is a place to share my writings, mainly short stories and poems. Treble Clef is my main blog where I mainly write about my life, hold some contests, and for me it's a great creative outlet. I love making blog designs, and connecting with other bloggers.

P: How long have you been blogging?
CC: Well, I had a warrior cats blog, SunClan, with Olive Tree back in 2008 I believe. That blog is long gone, and I started Treble Clef in January of 2009, and I plan to continue blogging there for a very long time!

P: Ice cream or cake?
CC: That's such a hard choice, it really depends on how I'm feeling that day!

P: What is your favorite subject in school?
CC: You've probably figured that one out already! Band. I have the most amazing band director; she's the best teacher I've ever had. In band my main instrument is my professional grade Yamaha Xeno silver trumpet, and then my Conn Director cornet for the mellow tunes, but other instruments that I play spattered around in concert band and training jazz band are trombone, clarinet, piano, bass, mallets and a tiny bit of drum set.

P: What is your favorite color?
CC: Green. I just love how it is springy and fresh. Plus it's one of the only colors I'll wear. (I mostly wear green, blue, aqua, purple, some gray and black cause yellow, red and orange look awful on me.)

P: CDs or MP3 players?
CC: Hard choice again. It really depends on where I am. (Whether I'm on the couch at home reading a good book, or skiing down the terrain park and double black diamonds for instance)

P: If you could go anywhere in the world for a week, where would you go?
CC: There are so many places! I'd love to go out to the Rockies for a week to ski, or go to somewhere like Greece.

P: Thanks a bunch for allowing me to interview you, Cornet Crazie!!!
Want to be interviewed or interview me?
Email me at:
girlofmanycolors *at* gmail *dot* com
with the subject line "INTERVIEW" and with your blog address somewhere in the body of the email. After checking to make sure your blog is clean, I'll contact you about dates and the interview itself.
God Bless,

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Take It From the Top!

Take It From the Top, Album 51, by the Adventures in Odyssey Team is the latest addition to the Christian audio adventures. Long time fans will enjoy the new adventures while new fans will find that they have no problem getting to know the citizens of Odyssey. Many new families and characters have been added to the adventures, but the familiar classic characters like Connie, Whit, and Eugene, are still around.
This album is full of good lessons like responsibility, perseverance, and storing up treasures in Heaven, with laughs, fun, and history in nine episodes.

The Inspiration Station: Connie tries out Whit's new invention and finds out that she's spending a bit too much time there, while Matthew feels guilty for tinkering with other people's things.

Clutter: The Parker family finally decides to clean up their house for a garage sale, but they find that it's a bit difficult to let go of everything.

Game for a Mystery: The new Jones & Parker Detective Agency is on the case! Emily Parker's brother Barret can't stop playing his favorite video game when his dad want him to trim the hedge. While procrastinating, his game disappears!

Target of the Week: Matthew is the school bully's "Target of the Week", but he's determined not to let the bully get the best of him. He's ready for revenge, but revenge sweet or will Matthew get into even more trouble?

For the Birds: Camilla want a puppy more than anything, but can she prove it to her parents by taking care of a baby bird? And why is Eugene wanting to shave his head?

When You're Right, You're Right: Emily decides to play matchmaking when she sees her brother with a girl. What she comes up with is a hilarious disaster.

Grandma's Visit: The Parkers are all shocked when their Grandmother comes for a visit with the news of their aunt's marriage... at their house! What ensues is an overpacked house, meetings in the bathroom, and... a mariachi band?

Finish What You...: Olivia Parker is determined to prove her dad wrong and stick to an activity, but she soon bites off more than she can chew. Can she learn to handle her time?

The Jubilee Singers: A talking portrait tells Olivia the tale of African American students in their quest to save their college by singing.

I totally enjoyed listening to these episodes. My favorites were The Jubilee Singers, When You're Right, You're Right, and Grandma's Visit. Old fans will notice the change of Whit's, as a new actor has inherited the role and his overall "look" has changed. One cannot expect the voice to be exactly the same, but I must admit the new Whit (not just the voice) is a bit disappointing, which is why I give this album four stars out of five.
However, I just love the way the people at Adventures in Odyssey make the Bible seem so alive and practical to children, teens, and adults! They've done wonderfully with the stories... I can't wait for more!

Note: This album was provided freely to me by Tyndale publishers

God Bless,

Monday, March 29, 2010

A Cowboy's Ten Commandments!

Note: This is not my photo!

A Cowboy's Ten Commandments

  1.  Just one God.
  2.  Honor yer Ma an' Pa.
  3.  No telling tales or gossipin’.
  4.  Git yourself to Sunday meeting.
  5.  Put nothin’ before God.
  6.  No foolin’ around with another fellow’s gal.
  7.  No killin’.
  8.  Watch yer mouth
  9.  Don’t take what ain’t yers.
  10.  Don’t be hankerin’ for yer buddy’s stuff.

I saw this the other day in an art gallery for art for sale. It made me smile, so I thought I'd share it!

God Bless,

Friday, March 26, 2010

Randomness Friday: As Buzzy as a Bee!

Thank you, Libby!

Welcome, welcome, one and all,
to my random Friday...  we'll have a ball...

If I can ever learn how to make a rhyme sound like a rhyme....
Dudes and Dude-etts, please welcome to AGoMC this beautiful week....


Alas, Shelby, blogger is not omnipotent, and I am most certainly not omnipotent. Basically I can't find a link for you. If you'd like a link with your name, I'd be more than happy to post one if you can supply it.

Can you tell I'm in a hyper mood today? Perhaps even seem more jovial than normal?

*laughs* If not, then I assure you, I am...

Wanna know why?

I am terrified.... Mortified... Wanna-stick-my-head-in-the-sand-and-disappear scared!!!

Okay, perhaps that's an over-exaggeration...
I'm a teensy bit nervous about a piano competition I have tomorrow...Oh, and after that? I have to take a music theory test.

Double EEK!

*slips on geeky glasses*
Did ya like my little joke in the title of this post??? *laughs nasally*

Buzzy, not busy... Like in a bee... You know, bees buzz?

*dead silence, then crickets chirping*

*groan* Alright, ya'll, this is why I am not a comedian.

Really, this week has been a whirlwind of sorts.

I got sick, my family got sick, I had to teach Sunday school last minute, I had a lot of school after spring break, I had numerous quizzes, several tests, several tests coming and who knows how many quizzes, I have to review several books and CDs, and I need to work on two reports over the weekend...

Oh! Then there's my competition tomorrow...

Buzzzzzzzy, ya'll!

I've been interviewed! The wonderful blogger who tolerated my insanity this week was Buttercup!

Clicky here to see!

God Bless,

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Interview: Abigail Prudence!

Welcome, welcome to the weekly interview portion of AGoMC! This week I am privileged to interview an amazing young lady, Abigail Prudence, blogkeeper of Women of Virtue!
If you are interested in being interviewed by me on AGoMC or in interviewing me for your blog be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom of this post to read the specifics
Now, what we've all been waiting for...Abigail Prudence...Revealed!!!

Prism: If you had to describe yourself with one word, what word would you pick?
Abigail: fun, spontaneous, skilled, girly, adventurous? It's hard with only one word.

Prism: What is your favorite part of your blog?
Abigail: definitely my playlist, I love the music there, I listen to it all the time.

Prism: Sports or music?
Abigail: Tennis is one of my only sports, I am the 4th generation of tennis players in my family line. Horse riding is my favorite, I hardly ever get to ride, but when I do I feel wonderful! As far as music goes, anything soft and relaxing I really enjoy. I started learning to play the harp last year, it is going slowly, but I am really enjoying it. I am not into the contemporary Christian music at all, I like the hymns and country songs about life.

Prism: What is your favorite animal?
Abigail: It's a toss up between the jaguar or the horse, both are beautiful animals!

Prism: What is/was the best thing that happened to you?
Abigail: Giving my heart to my Father, we have a wonderful relationship.

Prism: Have you ever been in another country?
Abigail: No, but I would love to visit many places! The top 3 being, Australia, Egypt and Ireland

P: What is your favorite/life Bible verse?
A: Proverbs 31:30 Favour is deceitful and beauty is vain, but a women that feareth the LORD; she shall be praised.

P: Who is your favorite fiction author?
A: Jane Austen

P: What is your favorite movie?
A: Pride and Prejudice

P: Where would your dream vacation be?
A: A 3 month tour of the world's most beautiful places.

P: Thanks so very much, Abigail!

A: Special thanks to A Girl of Many Colors, for this interview opportunity! I have very much enjoyed it, and if you would like to find out more about me and my writings, please visit the following link to my blog, Also, lately I have been having trouble finding something to write about on my blog, if you have any suggestions feel free to contact me through commenting on my blog! May God bless you all and thank you so much for taking the time to read this interview!
Want to be interviewed or interview me?
Email me at:
girlofmanycolors *at* gmail *dot* com
with the subject line "INTERVIEW" and with your blog address somewhere in the body of the email. After checking to make sure your blog is clean, I'll contact you about dates and the interview itself.

God Bless,

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

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God Bless,

Monday, March 22, 2010

Saving, Chaining, and Bein' Cool Like That!

Recently (like, over spring break) I had the privileged of reading several AWESOME books- all free! I got them from Amazon Kindle for the iPod touch, but from my understanding, there are versions available for Macs and PCs. The books below were free to me, but some may or may not be available as free. However, I'll give my honest opinion on all of these.

Saving Sailor by Renee Riva was definitely one of the cutest books I've ever read, and I say it in a good way. A.J. is a Italian Catholic tomboy who loves being nine and spending the summer with her family and her dog, Sailor. The book recounts her encounter with a very Oklahoman, therefore southern-ish, family and a bond that forms between the families. Many adventures, trials, and fun fill the pages, and I highly recommend this sweet book, which is clean and Christian.
The author speaks through the types words with such clarity and sincerity, as a nine/ten year old girl would. A.J. is so real in the book, even though she and her family are a little on the different side at times. The ending is sooooooo adorable, I was probably looking like a fool, grinning from ear to ear at two in the morning, staying up just to finish the novel. 20 out of 10 stars!

Daisy Chain by Mary E. DeMuth is a tragic book, to be sure. Daisy, Jed's best friend, disappears one night when Jed should have walked her home if it hadn't have been for his demanding and abusive father, who is a preacher in their town. Jed is devastated, and things get worse when Daisy doesn't show up for weeks and Daisy's mother begins blaming Jed. Will Jed be able to fight his father back? Will Daisy return? Will their faith disappear?
I won't lie. I felt like crying once or twice during this book, it was so depressing. Yet the truth of God's word and the beautiful writing of the author pulled it through for me in the end. Yes, this book is full of darkness, but the light shines so beautifully. I give this book 8 out of 10 stars.
NOTE: I read the sequel of this book, and though Daisy Chain is pretty sad, the sequel, A Slow Burn, was meant to be read by adults only. I would probably not allow those thirteen and under to read the next book in the series, and I would probably talk with my child about Daisy Chain if you decide to let them read.Violent content.

 Cool Like That by Nikki Carter is the story of a teenage girl who heads off to a college summer camp with her best friend, who is also her very-likely potential boyfriend. Meet Gia, a girl who gets to have a blast on the funnest summer of her life. Little does she know what awaits her... More specifically, who awaits her. On the way to camp, Gia discovers a totally cute boy who is sweet and calls her "Princess". It's head over hells in love, over the summer, but with who?
I love the humor in this book and the way the author describes certain things. However, the lingo threw me off from page one. I didn't know where I was for a while, if this strange language was from the '80s or from now, I wasn't sure. I was starting to think this book did take place back then until I saw iPods and facebook come up... A little lingo is okay here and there, but I was a little unhappy that I was unable to understand some terms. I give this book a 5 out of 10 stars. 

Have you read any of these books? If so, what is your input?

NOTE: I recommend parents read the above books before allowing their children to read. There may be violence or other unhealthy content in the books I review. Some books I recommend may not appeal to your standards, some may.

God Bless and Happy Reading!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Randomness Friday: Keep the Memories Coming...

Thank you, Libby!

Since I posted the names of all you awesome followers, I will not be posting the new ones at this time. Follower updates will resume next Friday. Thank you all for following (or reading, or visiting!)

So I've been fine this whole week, but illness sneaked up last night. Today I feel terrible, honestly. Sore throat, throbbing headache, and general soreness from Tae Kwon Do last night. Strangely, I was fine then, but now I feel awful.


But that won't stop me from posting RF!

What have ya'll been doing for spring break? I stayed at home, organized my closet and music, and got some over spring break homework done.

I spent some time with Lil' Sis and Arista, laughing and playing, marveled over how beautiful my dog is, and shared some time with my parents.
I so enjoyed spring break... It was beautiful really. I didn't realize how much I needed it until it actually started. Sleeping in late, not rushing to school, reading all I want.

I think I read nine books this week. And no, they were not all picture books...

Memories can be beautiful or haunting things. That which you want to remember slips away, and that which you want to forget is crystal clear...

I never realized how letting go of school for a week could let all of these memories come back. I started remembering little scenes from my childhood- both good and bad.
It's bittersweet. I think of all the things I have done, all of those friendships I should have kept, but those I decided to throw away.

It's amazing really... Why would all of these memories come now of all times?
I want to remember the occurrences of my childhood, such as the year I was a soccer player or the years I was a quizzer in JBQ. Yet all I remember were little glimpses of that time... A smile here, a funny occurrence here, the love of my family...

This has been a pretty interesting week.
God Bless,

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Interview: Buttercup!

 This week I am privileged to interrogate *cough* I mean, interview, Buttercup! :) This awesome girl is involved in many awesome blogs, but today I'll feature two, but check out her blogs and profile to find out more!!!

Mission Minded Teens
If you are interested in being interviewed by me on AGoMC or in interviewing me for your blog be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom of this post to read the specifics
Now, what we've all been waiting for... THE INTERVIEW!!! :)

Prism: What is the one word you probably say the most?
Buttercup: hmm...let’s see...probably either “okay” or “right.” But, I really don’t know.

Prism: Do you like singing, acting, or both?
Buttercup: Singing, definitely! Not saying I’m good at it though...hehe

Prism: Can you speak any foreign languages? If not, what language would you love to speak?
Buttercup: I don’t, unfortunately, unless English counts as a foreign language. I want to learn French and sign language, though.

Prism: What is the purpose of your blog?
Buttercup: To build up other believers, encourage them, tell unbelievers about Christ, and well, to have fun!

Prism: Chocolate or vanilla?
Buttercup: Depends on what it is...Ice-cream - vanilla, cake - chocolate, etc. lol.

Prism: Would your friends in real like say you're the same in the blogging world?
Buttercup: Probably.

Prism: What's your favorite color?
Buttercup: Ooh. I don’t have one, I have a three...I like pink, blue, and purple!

Prism: Do you have any pets?
Buttercup: Yep! Four fish, and an adorable 8 week old puppy named Maggie!

Thanks so much, Buttercup! Ya'll give this awesome girl a hand... That is, after you visit her blog and tell her how cool it is... Come on, who doesn't love comments?
Want to be interviewed or interview me?
Email me at:
girlofmanycolors *at* gmail *dot* com
with the subject line "INTERVIEW" and with your blog address somewhere in the body of the email. After checking to make sure your blog is clean, I'll contact you about dates and the interview itself.

God Bless,

Monday, March 15, 2010

Awesomeful Followers!

I feel like I haven't done this in a long time, and we've had some new awesome people join, so...

Thanks to every one of you followers!!!!!!

Jon M.
~Miss Zara~
Emma Michaels
Sara Kathryn
Emily Shae
Glow Fish
Jare and Lib
Twinkle Toes
Silver Angel
Jo March
The Cowgirls
The Cornet Crazie
Abigail Prudence
Charity Anne
anna :)
Nahla of the Eastern Winds
Le Promeneur
Camellia Dayla
Maggie S.
Wild Rose
Alec S. Kindred
Elizabeth Kauffman
Lyceria Dulane
Jacob R. Parker
Ashleys Twin
God's Soldier
The Golden Eagle
Hannah Ross

Wow... every single guy and gal following me is so cool. Their blogs are truly worth checking out.

If there is no link with your name, I couldn't find one. I'd appreciate it if you commented with the correct link.

God Bless,

Friday, March 5, 2010

Blogger Break!

Hey ya'll! I know spring break isn't the coming week, but school is pretty crazy right now, and I've been forced to prioritize. Therefore, the coming week of March 7-14 will not consist of any posts. I will return, though.

But I'd like to welcome a very special new follower, Racheal, blogger of Fire Refined Lark!
Welcome and thank you so much for following!!!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Interview: Hannah!

Today I am privileged to interview Hannah from Aspire! This girl is running a blog so special in so many ways. The layout is PHENOMENAL, and I mean it. The layout and graphics are genius, but what's even more gorgeous is the writing that takes place there and the girl behind it all.


What are you waiting for? Go check it out! (After reading the interview, of course!)

If you are interested in being interviewed by me on AGoMC or in interviewing me for your blog be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom of this post to read the specifics


PRISM: When did you first start blogging?
Hannah: When I was eleven, on, with the username of Hannah11. I switched to blogger a little over a year ago, and now blog at

PRISM: If your school (or homeschool group) put together a play, would you be the main star or behind the scenes? 
Hannah: I'd probably do both, truth tell. It would depend--I would probably be in charge, and whether or not I'd star too...well, that's the question. ;)

PRISM: What's the biggest thing you want visitors to your blog to know?
Hannah: That I am CELEBRATING the beauty that God has placed in our world in any way I can. I aspire to that beauty. Hence the name. ;)

P: Drama or comedy? 
H: Oohh...a bit of both, perhaps. ;)

P: Favorite/Life Bible verse? 
H: Romans 12:2. My verse. ESV version, preferably.

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

P: What do you post about the most on your blog? 
H: It really depends--I like to write some posts that are deeper; sometimes I'll post about my life; I put pictures up at times; just a variation of one overall THEME--that of aspiring in my life.

P: What are some exciting places you've been? 
H: Ha, honestly, I've never traveled out of the country. I passed through 12 states when my family drove to CA though. The Grand Canyon was pretty cool. But if I had to say exciting, it would be in the trip that I my grandparents took my sister (Chloe) and I on this summer. Nine whole days with them, going down to Colorado, and passing through/staying in several states. It was amazing--the time spent with them and my aunt (who had a soccer tournament for her college team down in Colorado) was truly a blessing.

P: Where do you think you'll be in 5-10 years? 
H: Married with kids. A graphic designer still, and definitely a photographer--professional, I don't know. Maybe a book published. Maybe. I'll have to see. Definitely praising God though. I can see that clearly.

P: Favorite fiction book? 
H: I can honestly not name one. However, I'll give you a list of my favorite authors instead of that. K? ;) (in no order) J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, L. M. Montgomery, Ted Dekker, Frank Beddor, Lois Lowry, Shannon Hale, Madeleine L'Engle, Christopher Paolini, Jennifer L. Holme, and a few more that I can't remember at the top of my head...^^

P: Favorite color? 
H: It used to be green, but I've been feeling the blue phase since I was about eleven. ;)

P: Thank you so much, Hannah!

Want to be interviewed or interview me?
Email me at:
girlofmanycolors *at* gmail *dot* com
with the subject line "INTERVIEW" and with your blog address somewhere in the body of the email. After checking to make sure your blog is clean, I'll contact you about dates and the interview itself.

God Bless,

Monday, March 1, 2010

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