In Which The Cookie Queen Dominates The World (if only for one day)

Happy Friday, Cyberspace!

Now I know that this post is rather out of the blue, seeing as though I absolutely never post on Fridays, but it has come to my attention (via the wonderful bean, Jethan [GO CHECK OUT HER BLOG, GUYS]), that today is probably the most special day that has ever sprung into existence.

And what is this most glorious day, you might ask? What could possibly pull the Cookie Queen out from her lumbering sleep on a Friday such as this?

Well now, dear beans, the answer is quite simple.

Today is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day.

So of course I had to post something to honor this most momentous occasion! After all, a Cookie Queen should acknowledge her noble subjects on their special day, should she not?

Of course she should.

And so, in honor of National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, I have come to fling ALL OF THE COOKIES at your beautiful faces.

Because I am just that amazing, obviously.

So here you go, my marvelous followers!!!


*flings cookies everywhere and disappears*


A Fantastical Q&A (but only with your help [because you’re the Chosen One, obviously])

SURPRISE, CYBERSPACE!!!!! Bet ya didn’t think I would ever post this early on a Friday morning, did you???


Well, you were wrong, so let us take a moment to bask in the glory that is my spontaneity.

And also to weep violently in the nightmare that is my current predicament, because #help.

See, if you were just randomly sucked into this post by force of my sheer and rather overpowering will and never got a chance to actually glance at the title, you would have absolutely no idea what I’m talking about, which is that I am planning on doing A Fantastical Q&A for next Tuesday’s blog post!!! WHOO!!

Because what better way to blast much more personal information than is healthy onto the Great and Terrible Cyberspace than by doing a Q&A, am I right?

Of course I’m right.

There’s just one little problem.

I have no questions to answer.

And since it is physically impossible to answer questions that do not exist, I have decided to come to you, my fellow marshmallow peeps, with a plea for help.

Because I need you to make this Fantastical Q&A actually work.

I need you. I need your brain meats. I need all of the weird, wacky, writerly, and completely random questions you always never wanted to ask me.

I need you to ask these questions, which I will then flawlessly answer like the majestic blogger that I am.


It’s sort of a game, see? A way for us to connect, get to know me each other a little better.

And all I need you to do is ask me ALL OF THE QUESTIONS down in the comments below!

Want to know what my favorite cheese is? Ask it! Want to know what the earliest writing project I can remember was? (HINT: it’s probably about horses) Ask it! Want to know why I became a writer, what my favorite cookie is, or why in the world did I decide to begin blogging in the first place???

Ask it!

Ask me ALL OF THE QUESTIONS, and I shall do my best to give ALL OF THE ANSWERS!

And if this decides to turn into the giant flop that I foresee happening in my near-future, we’ll just completely forget this ever happened and move on with our daily lives like the happy little biscuits that we are.

And now, without further ado–

Let The Questioning Begin!!!

*flings cookies in the air and disappears*

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My Amazing (and completely impossible) Summertime Goals (In Which I Disappear For About A Month [or three?])

Happy Tuesday, Cyberspace!

Now, I’m not sure if any of you have noticed this, but it seems that no matter what blog I happen to stumble across in the maniacal blogosphere lately, every human, cyborg, and chocolate chip cookie is posting their totally envious writing/blogging/life goals for this upcoming summer. And seeing everyone get so excited to make goals and be held within the gnarly, snaggled claws of accountability of the Great and Terrible Cyberspace, well…

I was inspired.

I mean, what better way to stick to your writing goals than by blasting them out into the internet for everyone to see? If you happen to achieve them, everyone cheers and applauds and throws cookies at your face in celebration.

And if you fail, everyone screams at you like a wild black-toothed banshee and stabs you in the left toe with a rusted metal pitchfork.

Or, in other words, you feel extremely ashamed of yourself and stab your own left toe with a rusted metal pitchfork whilst looking like you just got the worst sunburn across your face because #SHAME.

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The Sunshine Blogger Award (YET AGAIN!)

Good afternoon, Cyberspace! I have come to the conclusion that I must be the most sunshiney person on this beloved planet, because WHAT DO YOU KNOW?

I have been tagged YET AGAIN for the Sunshine Blogger Award!! Which is fantastic, because obviously I love telling all you stalkers sane human beings ALLLLL about me and the relatively boring life that I lead.

Anyway, this time around, I have been tagged by the amazing Anna from Writerly Wonderings (and you should totally go check out her blog, because it is one of my absolute favorites).

Thank you SO much for nominating me, Anna! I absolutely love doing these tags… (not to mention they provide a ‘get out of doing an original blog post free card’ [but we shall not linger on that fact…]) I am literally dying to answer these (especially 1, 2, 3, and 8), so I’m going to just jump straight in, because I’m really bad at intros.

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The Arts and Crafts Center Polls

Hey there, Cyberspace!

Today we’re going to be doing something a little bit different. And when I say ‘a little bit different’, I mean ‘majorly different’.

As in, strap yourself into your hazard suits, folks; we’re going on an adventure.

You may remember a couple months ago when I mentioned starting up the Arts and Crafts Center here on Smudged Thoughts. Maybe you’ve been waiting patiently for my first bookish craft tutorial to be posted.

Maybe you’ve completely forgotten about the whole thing and honestly couldn’t care less whether I made craft tutorials or posted a video of me stuffing my face with cheerios.

Well, today we’re going to find out how you really feel.

Below you will find two polls. The first is about which type of craft you would prefer me to post on, and the second is for what kind of things grab hold of your intrigue and make you squeal like a fangirl.

Or a baby piglet. Each is an acceptable option.

This is my first time doing a poll, so I really hope you guys participate and help me out here. I’d really like to know what kind of crafts I should be posting, or whether I should just stick to my normal posts for a while.

Alright! I think that’s about everything… So, without further ado, the polls!!!

The North Poll:

The South Poll:

Well, that’s pretty much everything. I have no idea how to end this post, so I’ll just throw cookies at you and leave.

*throws cookies at your face and disappears*

Alrighty then! Do you have any additional thoughts on these polls, the Arts and Crafts Center, or Smudged Thoughts in general? I’d love to hear anything you have to say! Even if it happens to be screaming at me to upload a video of me cramming my face full of cheerios.

A very happy shout-out to monkeyeverything for sharing the ancient secret of poll-making! I shall forever be in your debt, dear friend!


Taking A Break (because I am an exhausted bean…)

Good afternoon, Cyberspace! As some of you may have noticed, I’ve been failing to hit my usual Tuesday blog posts. This is not, as some of you may believe, due to my usual problem (*ahemprocrastinationahem*[okay, maybe a little bit]). Rather, it is because of one of the most stressful jolliest times of the year!


That’s right, folks. This Sunday is Christmas, and I could not be more excited!

Or stressed out.

Because I am making gifts for about a million different people, and I am not even close to being done yet.

*distant sobbing*

So, as I am going to be kicking it into high-gear over the next couple of days, I’m not going to be able to keep up with my blog posts for a while, which means that Smudged Thoughts–The Worst Blog in Cyberspace–shall be out of commission.

For the rest of the year.

I know, I know. It truly is a shame. But don’t you cry, sir, because next January (January 3rd, to be precise), Smudged Thoughts will be back up and running with a wonderful post about something! And, with a little luck, my arts and crafts section will be ready to go, too.

(Because everyone knows people become magically crafty on January First, right?)

However, before I take a bow and leave the Smudged Thoughts studio for the rest of the year, I would like to thank each and every one of you who have followed/read/commented/liked this blog. I honestly thought, when I first created Smudged Thoughts, that it would be a giant flop. Yet here we.

Thank you all so much for accepting me into the great and terrible void known as Cyberspace. May God bless you and your family, and may you never forget the true meaning of this wonderful season.

It’s not about the presents, or the food, or even spending time with our families. Christmas is about the birth of our Savior. It is about God sending us His one and only son so that we could be saved, even though we did not deserve it. Christmas is not just another commercial holiday; it is a miracle, a hope for a world that is dying.

It is love.

Thank you again for all of your support and kindness! I hope you all have the merriest of Christmases, and the happiest New Year!

I shall see you all in 2017!

Merry Christmas!!!

*throws cookies in the air and disappears*