Thursday, March 24, 2011

30 day blog challenge!

First I want to share my excitement about a drawing I won!!! I follow a lovely young lady's blog, and she recently did a giveaway for basket of goodies from Whole Foods! Her blog name is "Eats, Love and Happiness". What's not to love about a name like that?! Thank you Amanda!

It's now been one week since my broken foot diagnosis. Last night my shoulders finally started having spasms and I woke up today with a stiff neck . I'm sure it's from the crutches or because my balance is all off...seems like a pretty crappy side effect/irritation of the whole thing.

But in my effort to see the sunny side - and since I seem to have a bit more time on my hands, I decided to take on one of those 30 day blog challenges. I've seen them on some of the blogs I follow and it looks like fun. I have also read time and time again, to become a better writer, you should write every day. The direction my career is taking right now will actually have me contributing posts to several blogs, so I think it will be good practice for me as well.

To kick it up a notch however, and stay in the theme of my blog, it is called Amybeads after all, I also decided I will also post something 'beady' for 30 days also! I am going to TRY to make something every day. But if that fails I will just have to search my stash of completed pieces and see what I can come up with!

While I looked for a 30 day challenge list of topics, I was amazed to see that there are tons of them out there. Here are a couple I I figured each day I could pick one, or a few, to answer! Here are the lists:

Day 1 – your favorite song
Day 2 – your favorite movie
Day 3 – your favorite television program
Day 4 – your favorite book
Day 5 – your favorite quote
Day 6 – 20 of my favorite things
Day 7 – a photo that makes you happy
Day 8 – a photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 9 – a photo you took
Day 10 – a photo taken over 30 years ago of you
Day 11 – a photo of you recently
Day 12 – something you are OCD about
Day 13 – a favorite fictional book
Day 14 – a favorite non-fictional book
Day 15 – your dream house
Day 16 – a song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17 – an art piece made by you (drawing, sculpture, painting, etc)
Day 18 – my wedding/future wedding/past wedding
Day 19 – a talent of yours - direction
Day 20 – a hobby of yours
Day 21 – a recipe
Day 22 – a website
Day 23 – a youtube video
Day 24 – where I live
Day 25 – your day, in great detail
Day 26 – your week, in great detail
Day 27 – my worst habit
Day 28 – whats in my handbag/purse
Day 29 – hopes,dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 – a dream for the future

Day 01 — Your favorite song
Day 02 — Your favorite movie
Day 03 — Your favorite television program
Day 04 — Your favorite book
Day 05 — Your favorite quote
Day 06 — Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 07 — A photo that makes you happy
Day 08 — A photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 09 — A photo you took
Day 10 — A photo of you taken over ten years ago
Day 11 — A photo of you taken recently
Day 12 — Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 13 — A fictional book
Day 14 — A non-fictional book
Day 15 — A fanfic
Day 16 — A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17 — An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)
Day 18 — Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 19 — A talent of yours
Day 20 — A hobby of yours
Day 21 — A recipe
Day 22 — A website
Day 23 — A YouTube video
Day 24 — Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 25 — Your day, in great detail
Day 26 — Your week, in great detail
Day 27 — This month, in great detail
Day 28 — This year, in great detail
Day 29 — Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 — Whatever tickles your fancy

Day 1. What was a changing moment in your life?
Day 2. Has a painful experience ever had a positive impact in your life?
Day 3. What are three of your biggest passions?
Day 4. What is your dream career?
Day 5. What in life is most beautiful to you?
Day 6. Describe a specific moment where God obviously was working in your life.
Day 7. What is your place of refuge?
Day 8. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? What about now?
Day 9. What song has moved you recently?
Day 10. Who is your "best self"?
Day 11. What is your favorite age?
Day 12. If you knew you would die in two weeks, would you change anything about your life now?
Day 13. Why do you keep a blog? What is your favorite part of keeping a blog? Least favorite?
Day 14. When do you feel most alive?
Day 15. Have you ever regretted something you DIDN'T do?
Day 16. How do you spend time alone?
Day 17. What kind of impact do you want to make on the world?
Day 18. If you had a friend who talked to you like you talk to yourself, how long would you allow that person to be your friend?
Day 19. What is your favorite Bible verse and why?
Day 20. Are you an optimist, a realist, or a pessimist? Which would you rather be?
Day 21. What do you miss most about your childhood?
Day 22. How are you inspired?
Day 23. What is a quality about yourself that you like? That you're striving to change?
Day 24. Who is someone who changed your life for the better?
Day 25. How is God working in your life right now?
Day 26. If you could write a letter to your thirteen-year-old self, what would you say?
Day 27. What do you like best about each member of your family?
Day 28. If you could do one thing to make the world a better place, what would you do?
Day 29. At this time in your life, do you think you're fulfilling God's plans for you?
Day 30. Share your testimony.

Day 0: The 30 Day Challenge Explanation and Description
Day 1: Introduce, recent picture of yourself, 15 interesting facts
Day 2: Meaning behind your blog name
Day 3: Your first love
Day 4: Your parents
Day 5: A song to match your mood
Day 6: A picture of something that makes you happy
Day 7: Favorite movies
Day 8: A place you've traveled to
Day 9: A favorite picture of your best friend
Day 10: Something you're afraid of
Day 11: Favorite tv shows
Day 12: Something you don't leave the house without
Day 13: Goals
Day 14: A picture of you last year - how have you changed?
Day 15: Bible verse
Day 16: Dream house
Day 17: Something you're looking forward to
Day 18: Favorite Place to Eat
Day 19: Something you miss
Day 20: Nicknames
Day 21: Favorite Picture of yourself ALL TIME Why?
Day 22: What's in your purse?
Day 23: Favorite Movie
Day 24: Something you've learned
Day 25: Put your iPod on shuffle, first 10 songs
Day 26: Your Dream Wedding
Day 27: Original Photo of the city you live in
Day 28: Something that stresses you out
Day 29: 3 Wishes
Day 30: a picture of yourself this day and 5 good things that happened since you started the challenge

See you tomorrow for Day 1!


  1. I am looking forward to this! I love when you post (although I don't get to them every day) so this should be fun!

    Hugs and healing thoughts!

  2. I'm going to do the last challenge it looks interesting!

  3. Thanks for this list. I'm gonna start my 30-Day Blog Challenge too.

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