Happy Sixth (WHAT) Birthday, A Barefoot Gal! (ft. Favorite Posts, Fond Memories, and a Rather Yellow Giveaway)

Hey guys, check out Megan’s blogiversary and giveaway post!

A Barefoot Gal

It’s so satisfying, somehow, to make lengthy titles.

Anyway hi! How are you today?

Get ready, because today’s post is a very exciting one! 🙂 My blog is SIX years old as of Thursday, the 20th! My goodness that seems old.

But it also does seem like I’ve been blogging for a while (it’s getting closeish to half of my life!), and it has been so much fun! Just some quick stats for those of you who enjoy them… This is kind of an odd tradition, now that I think about it, but who am I to break it? XD


Followers: 1,722

Posts: 590. (Good night! Oof remember when I used to post every day? Yeah sorry about that. The quality was considerably lacking in several of those posts.)

Views: 124,000+

Visitors: 29,000+

Total words written: 211,437 (so basically if I compiled all my posts into a book it’d…

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What is Your Favorite Disney Song? – Poll

Hey guys! Just out this awesome poll and vote! It has tons of cool Disney songs on it, I’m super excited to see the results! Check out Esther’s blog as well! Also keep your eye out for a post coming soon!!!!!

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Hi, everybody! Here’s the large poll I was talking about in this post; people commented quickly with so many songs that I decided I wouldn’t have to wait a while before posting the poll! I hope you enjoy it. I will probably post the results in a week or so. I’ve decided that if three or more songs tie, I will post another poll with just those songs, and you get to vote again. And, if you re-blog this post on your blog (scroll down and click the “Reblog” button that is right beside the “Like” button) to get more voters, you’ll get your blog’s name put on my sidebar for two weeks!

I set the settings so it’s a multiple choice poll, but you can only choose up to five songs. I added an “Other” box at the bottom so if you don’t find the song you like, add…

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My Travel Bucket List | 7 Places I'd Love To Visit

Hey there! I hope you are having a great year so far! Today I am going to be sharing 7 places I’d love to visit, and this is all from my head. I am not going to be looking up places to visit or whatever.

I’m super excited to share these with you guys! Hopefully, someday in the future I will be able to visit all these places & more. I’m hoping that when I’m older, I’ll have the chance to travel a lot!

Just to let you know, none of these are my photos. They were all found from Unsplash.

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France

I would honestly love to go to France! I am learning French and it would be fun to speak it there! France just looks so amazing and I’m obsessed with all things France so it would be fun to visit!

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India

My best friend is from India, so I have learned a lot about India. I think it would be cool to visit, like Mumbai, even though I do not speak Hindi or any other language, though I do believe that many people speak English, so… anyways, I think it would be fun!

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Indonesia

My best friend and I did a research project in 6th grade and got Indonesia. It was so fun learning about Indonesia, which makes me want to go there so badly! Also, rice. Who doesn’t like rice??? my sister

aerial photo of city during golden hour

Canada

So I have flown over Canada, live like 6 hours from Canada, have step cousins in Canada, but have NEVER been there? I really want to go there! There’s so much I could do and see! I’d love visiting the cities, and Nova Scotia. Though I need to get a passport first… XD

aerial photography of houses and dome building near sea at golden hour

Croatia

Soooo, let me explain. My best friend and I are writing a book and one of the main characters is from Croatia. So I decided to research Croatia a bit, and found that it was really interesting! I’d love to visit Croatia, along with Greece, and visit all the beaches, cities, and churches!

red and white wooden house in front of body of water

Norway

I think it was last year when I started getting interested in Norway. I’d love to visit the cities, and especially see Aurora Borealis! I’ve seen pictures and it looks stunning, so seeing it for myself and taking pictures would be amazing!

approaching red train across mountains

Switzerland

Lastly, I would love to visit Switzerland! The mountains would be gorgeous to see. All the pictures on Google look AMAZING, and I know I should not rely on Google for things but ya know, just look at the pictures and you’ll see why I want to visit Switzerland.


So, that’s my list of top 7 places I’d love to visit! Of course, I’d love to visit all of the countries in the world, but these are my top 7!

Where would you like to visit? Have you been to/live in any of the countries on my list? I’d love to chat!

What Would You Like To See?

Fall trees aesthetic! Not sure why I am posting this when it’s winter, but it’s pretty cool! Also, not my pictures.


Hey there! I’m very sorry for the short post, but I am thinking about the new year and what I’m going to do with the blog. Wow, that sounds so drastic! What I mean is, the design, the posts, etc.

I’d love it if you all could just let me know a few things you’d love to see! You can just comment down below, I really would love to see what you guys want! Also, if you have any design ideas/things you would like to see regarding design that would be great as well, but not needed that much. Thank you so, so much!!

I will be going back to regular posting soon, just wanted to post this first! Thanks!



I'm Back | 2019 Recap & 2020 Goals

Hey guys! I am officially back for 2020! I am super excited to get into posting more, I think the break was good but I’m glad to be back.

So today I’ll be posting my 2019 recap and goals for 2020. I did not take pictures a lot in 2019, and one of my goals is to take more pictures (mostly so I can remember what I did all year XD)

Also, I cannot believe that it is already 2020! A new decade, wow. I feel so old having lived in 3 decades already! I’m only 14 though…

So here’s a recap on 2019 for me! All these photos are from the blog since I didn’t take many photos (also as a clarification, I did take a lot of photos, but not everyday, life-y ones).

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JANUARY 2019

In January, I went back to school, and yeah. I started off with an “18 Day Blogging Challenge”, which I thought would be great but I stopped midway through. That’s pretty much it, yikes…

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FEBRUARY 2019

In February, I had school & a break, hosted a Q+A, and wrote a poem called Some Days! I honestly don’t think it’s the best, though… Other than that not much.

MARCH 2019

In March I took a bunch of nature photos (as you can see above). I also posted a blog post poem, which you can check out here. I also had my 2-year blogiversary! Also in March, I had a kind of strange pink and blue design… Also, I can’t seem to think of anything much in my life from March besides school, I’m sure that there are tons of things I’m just not thinking of right now. XD

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APRIL 2019

In April, I had school and a break! I started a spring break diaries but that did not work out. I got a raincoat, I guess? I actually love it, it’s a magenta color, and it’s a great size! That’s pretty much the only thing I wrote about on the spring break diaries. I got a haircut because my hair was kind of long a tangly, it was great to get it cut to about my chin, which is a little short, but now it’s a great length (about my shoulders).

I also had exams/tests in English and Math that we do yearly, which were not so bad but this year I have to do science as well, which is my least favorite subject. I did better in math than I thought, mostly because I was in honors last year. This year I am not in honors, which is so much easier for me. I also started track, which was really fun! I’m hoping to do it again this year!

I also started an aesthetic blog! It did not go a very long way but it was fun for the bit that it lasted!

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MAY 2019

In May, I made a lot of aesthetics as you can see above! I also continued track. That’s pretty much it. XD

JUNE 2019

In June I posted a great amount! I worked a lot on my friend’s and I’s book, which we still have not finished but are just about to (we took a hiatus from it XD), and finished school. I took a trip to Pennsylvania, which was fun! I also went camping, and yeah. Also, I totally forgot, I saw Rachel Platten in a tour with Pentatonix, met her, and got some cool things like a shirt and a bag!!

JULY 2019

In July, I did not post that much. I don’t remember doing much, though I left for a trip (I’ll write about in August since the majority was in August, I think). I remember making tye-dye cakes/cupcakes with my grandma which was fun!

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AUGUST 2019

August was a great month! I continued my trip to the beach, which was super fun! I saw tons of family I hadn’t seen in a while, and had lots of fun! We had a bonfire and there are tons of pictures, but I cannot post them for privacy reasons XD. Later in the month, I WENT TO DISNEY! It was SO fun!!! Apparently my friend was there at the same time, though we didn’t see each other. I also found out I have the same teachers as last year (long story don’t worry). When we got back, I had an open house, though that was with barely any students since we missed the real one. My sister saw her friend though! And I bumped into my teachers… almost all of them… kinda awkward XD. And just like that I was in 8th grade!

SEPTEMBER 2019

In September, school had just started which was great! I did not post much, but that’s good since I was so busy. I started cross country, which was better than last year, so… I still don’t love distance running. That’s pretty much it!

OCTOBER 2019

Again, I did not post much though I did do a Q+A here. I finished up cross country, and started STEM club and yearbook! I also celebrated Halloween with my friend which was fun!

NOVEMBER 2019

In November, I remember having my first break of the year and Thanksgiving, which was so much fun! And I got new glasses which are AMAZING! I went to the dentist… I guess that’s it!

DECEMBER 2019

December was a great month! I had two snow days before we came back from Thanksgiving break, which was great because we got 2 extra days off! I took a hiatus, so I only posted twice I believe. My school took a field trip which was postponed twice and was super cold there, so… We also had a surprise party for my dad, and my cousins came since they could not come for Christmas. I had the winter break and celebrated Christmas, so on Christmas Eve we went to mass and then to my cousin’s house for a big party, then went home and on Christmas morning drove to my grandmother’s house for Christmas. It was super fun! I also celebrated my birthday, and yeah! We ended the year counting down until midnight!

So, I am not going to focus on my 2019 goals since they were… honestly… strange? I’ll list them here, but you’ll see what I mean.

  • Gain 100 followers by the end of June– Yes, I did do this!
  • Sell crafts and baked goods to earn money.– No, I think I need to find the right time to try this, it might happen this year though!
  • Save more money– I don’t really know, I did save quite a bit of money for my Disney trip if that counts? Though a large portion of it was money from family and friends, I saved over $80 I think which is great considering I rarely ever save over $50.
  • Read at least 50 books (hey I’m not a huge reader, so 50 is a reasonable goal)– I tried the Goodreads challenge, I did not make it to 50, and at the end I stopped counting, but I’d say maybe 35 books? I read a good amount though!
  • Become a better blogger– I am not sure what I meant by this, I blogged pretty well?
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And now, for my 2020 goals! I’m excited!

  • Blog- Gain 300 followers, create a brand for myself, and focus on blogging a bit more
  • School- I want to study harder in order to get better grades (mostly science)
  • Fitness- I want to improve my fitness and try to do a 30-day fitness challenge!
  • Photography- Take more photos (at least one a day) & maybe improve my photography a bit.
  • Possibly start a business? This isn’t an important one though. This could include making money somehow like publishing a book with my friend!

I’m sure that there are many more that I may think of later, in which I will update this post!

I’m hoping to brand up the blog a bit, get certain colors, and make my design a bit better. I like this design, I just need to update it a bit.

What are some of your goals for the new year? Any big things happening? I’m going into high school! That’s all I can think of!

Something HUGE is Coming. — Announcing my Christmas AGSM 2019! + My 3 Year Blogaversiary 2nd Draft

Hey guys! Please check this out!!!

American Girl World

Three years ago, nine-year-old me started a little blog about her three American Girl Dolls because she was inspired by a little Blogger site and pretty much copied everything from there. Little nine-year-old me had no idea – absolutely NO IDEA – that her blogs would grow into something that’s this big of a part of her life.

And even though my blog isn’t so popular anymore, or sometimes it might feel like nobody wants to read what I have to say on here, I’m still so incredibly grateful for all of you. 🤗 Thank you for your support and friendship. I love you all! *squeezes all of my internet besties in one giant virtual group hug* 🤗🤗🤗

I just want to say thank you to all of you!! Y’all are the people that keep me going. Thanks for caring enough to read my posts and click the follow button…

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Update!

Hey guys! I’m not quite back yet, but I have some updates for y’all!

I decided not to go through with my crazy plan from my last post… yet…. but I have some news as well!

I’m going to be taking a break for December (with the occasional pop-in) but coming back for 2020! Hopefully 2020 will be a great year!

And who knows, I may change my plan and do some crazy December posting thing…

Anyways.

I had a great Thanksgiving with family and had a great break off from school!

And this time I will (hopefully) be replying to comments!

Have a great December!