Welcome to MHN!

Hi fellow book lovers, writers, bloggers and other lovelies!

Welcome to MHN. This is the blog of me; a girl who loves to write. I love pouring out my thoughts, and this blog will be a compilation filled with my ramblings, writings, readings, homeschool life, and the other joys of being me.

I started this blog because I wanted a place to pour out my thoughts, and because the thought sounded good. I gave it quite a long break, and then I went back to blogging life. I enjoy it, but sometimes I think I spend too much time on it. I love emojis (which is totally why there aren’t any yet in this post XD ), so prepare to see a bunch of them!

I love likes, but I love comments even more, and would love it if you guys could leave a after reading. ๐Ÿ™‚ I will do my best to respond to them! Look out for secret messages as the end of some posts as well!

Please be polite, respectful, and God-honoring around here, and you may stay as long as your heart desires. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Define That Word TAG

Hi everyone!

As you probably know by now if you’ve been reading my blog, I hosted a Define That Word game a couple days/weeks ago, giving you guys some made-up words which you would give defenitions too. For the tag, since I am starting off, I’ll give you guys some made-up words for you to define.

Le Rules/Instructions

  • Define the words the person who tags you gives you.
  • Tag the person who tagged you.
  • Tag back to Zielle.
  • Tag as many bloggers as you like.
  • Create at least 3 made-up words for the next blogger/s to do.
  • Say I made a word and passed it on to a blogger, and then that blogger passed another word on to you. If you like that word that I did, and would like to define it, then feel free to do so. But please define at least 2 words that blogger gave you, otherwise it wouldn’t be fair to them. ๐Ÿ™‚


  • Galipoe
  • Elims
  • Jenapol
  • Meeps

Haha! Have fun! ๐Ÿ˜‰

I tag:

Enni@HoovesAndPens | Mirra@AYoungWritersDream | Danielle@NearButFar | Maddy@MaddysDigitalDiary

And I also tag the first 6 commenters! ๐Ÿ˜€


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My Corner of The Charis Rae Launch Tour

Hi everyone! Charis has officially launched her new blog, CHARISRAE.COM. I’m so excited for her! Most of you will most likely know her as Grace (TheGirlUpstairs), which is greek for Charis.

About the Author:

Among many things, I am a dreamer, dancer, writer & photographer, blogger, bibliophile, and daughter of the King. I enjoy blogging and am excited to move my blog to the next level.

About Charis Rae:

Charis Rae is a self-hosted, more professional version of my former blog, The Girl Upstairs. After blogging for quite a while, I decided to switch to a more professional platform and share more about me, my life, and my name. ๐Ÿ˜‰ On Charis Rae, Iโ€™m going to be sharing my interests, abilities, and journey through life and blogging, with all of you along for the ride.

My Blogging Journey:

My journey in the vast universe of the World Wide Web began at about age 9. My dad set up a private, Blogger-hosted blog read only by my friends and close family. I loved blogging, and although I wasnโ€™t consistent, I enjoyed creating content.

Now, several years later, I am creating my own self-hosted, professional blogging platform.

My Hopes for Charis Rae:

I hope that Charis Rae will become just as successful as The Girl Upstairs, but will reach more people, and eventually grow into something beyond my wildest dreams. Iโ€™m also excited to โ€œlearn the ropesโ€ of self-hosting, coding, and WordPress.org. I canโ€™t wait to see what the future has in store!


Design (4/5 stars)

I love the font, and the flowers are all so pretty! I think it could use a bit more graphics, though. Overall, I think it’s a lovely design!

Content (4/5 stars)

I’m just gonna give it a 4/5 star rating, because she hasn’t really posted anything yet, although I’m sure, judging by what she’s put on The Girl Upstairs, her content will be worthy of five stars. ๐Ÿ˜‰ย  But I like what Charis has put on her pages.

‘About’ page (5/5 stars)

I enjoyed reading her about page (and by the way Charis is pronounced cair-iss, and it rhymes with Paris ๐Ÿ˜‰ ok, admit it, you needed you needed to know that; how beautiful is her name!! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ โค ). It covered a lot of the lovely things about her! Go read it! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Finding Stuff ๐Ÿ˜› (5/5)

There is a search box at the top of the sidebar, and the pages are really easy to find.

Overall (4.5/5)

Overall, her blog is lovely, and I’m super excited to see what amazing things she’ll do with it! ๐Ÿ˜€

Don’t forget to check out her website, CHARIS RAE.


Follow along with the blog tour!


{ June 16 } – Abi Leah –ย Bella –ย AnikaPip & Lollyย 

{ June 17 } – May –ย DanielleNicole – Enni

{ June 18 } – Rebecca Hope –ย NabilaCourtney

{ June 19 } – Light4theLordZielle (MEEEE!)ย  –ย Evelyn


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Do you think Charis Rae.com is pretty? ๐Ÿ™‚ Do you think the name Charis is lovely? Will you check out Charis’s blog? Are you mad at me for not posting in a long time? ๐Ÿ˜› What do you think of Charis Rae?

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Define That Word Results

Hi everyone!

I’m really sorry I didn’t post this sooner! :/ Well, without further ado, here are the results.

Best definitions for




JITTERS! By Enni, withย  3 votes

Aunseddour is…



someone of the royal family (e.g an official, a general etc.) by Zielle with 3 votes

Heshy is…



When someone is impatient but doesn’t show it, by Megan


Chocolate marshmallow, by Zielle’s brother, both with 2 votes

Pretans is…




A new kind of healthy pretzel, by Zielle’s brother with 4 votes






ZIELLE’S BROTHER, with a total of 6 votes!

Yay! Congrats, everybody, and thank you to the people for voting and entering. ๐Ÿ™‚ Next time I do this, I will be sure to post the results earlier.

See ya!

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A Day In The Life Of A Homeschooler

I wanted to get an early start today, so I was up and sorting my clean clothes which had been piled on the foot of the bed. That was at 7:15 to around 7:30. After that, I trooped into the kitchen and filled up the pitchers of rain water. I like to surprise my Mom when she wakes up sometimes, so I filled up the ice trays she had left on the bench the night before. I went outside and filled up the pitcher with water from the tank water tap; my Mom prefers rain water. ๐Ÿ™‚

I cooked some oatmeal (porridge) and by that time Mom and Dad and my brothers and everyone else were awake and ready to leave for school/work.

For some horribly horrible reason, my arm started hurting near my shoulder. When I moved it a lot of pulled or lifted heavy things, it hurt. It doesn’t hurt as much now, though.

My Mom moved some furniture around the house and my brother and I had a quick game of soccer and basketball. The soccer game was shocking play. I mean I was terrible goalie and so was my brother. ๐Ÿ˜›

Then I went ahead and did my school, then I remembered it was Thursday. And you guys know what Thursdays hold for you? Yup! Thursday Cookups! ๐Ÿ˜€ Well, I have been slacking of the past few weeks… Y’ know, I didn’t post for it….*tries to hide shame* But today I made a really quick and easy meal.

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Sorry for the bad quality. This was taken on a phone. I can’t use my camera because I don’t know how to put the photos from it onto my laptop. I’ll find out soon. ๐Ÿ™‚

You’re probably wondering, “Whaaaat? Of all the things to cook, why broccoli?”

Well, for one, I happen to like broccoli. For another, I had no idea of anything else to cook, and for a third thing, it was quick and easy and that’s what we had in the fridge. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I’ve always wanted to cook fancy things that are always hard to make, but my Mom came up with the idea, so I took it. I cut up the two broccoli heads we had, and chucked them into the stir fry pan. I made the mistake of not sauteing the onion and garlic first, so I got some more into a separate pan and fried them till they were brown. Then I added them in. I fried it with butter. I added soy sauce, a little bit of chicken broth that my Mom made (I have no idea why I did that; I just did. Don’t judge XD ), salt and sesame oil. It was actually pretty good!

My brother ran to my Mom and said, “Mom, can you make more of the broccoli stuff? It’s really good! Superb! Amazing! Fantastically deliciously delicious!”

Ok, so I added in the last 5 words. But he really liked it. So I guess that’s a bonus for me! It was pretty good, if I do say so myself. ๐Ÿ˜‰

After that, I ate my masterpiece, cleaned up a little after myself and now I’m sitting on this beanbag surrounded by books with the sun streaming in the window behind me.

chat with me!.jpgHow was your day?

Do you like broccoli?

Do you think I should make a TAG version of Define That Word?


Don’t forget to do the Define That Word! If you’re wondering why you saw it up already before, it’s because I popped it back into edit so that a few more people could have a chance to play. ๐Ÿ™‚ See ya! And also, don’t expect to find secret messages in every post, because unfortunately, there won’t be one in every post. :/ But, there may be one in this post! ๐Ÿ˜‰ And I will soon post my June Goals and May Recap. Ok, see ya!

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Yes, I changed my sign off again. I think I like it WAY better than the other one. Do you? ๐Ÿ™‚

Define That Word Poll

Hi everyone!

My Mom and I have been using this writing book for school called, “Writing From The Inner Self”. After reading a little bit, I wrote a small writing assignment Mom gave to me. ๐Ÿ™‚ I thought I share it with you people, so here it is!

Question: How can writing touch and transform many different aspects of yourself?

Writing can expand my imagination, bringing me into new worlds. Writing can also help me to pour out my mind and my thoughts, helping me to see things in a somewhat imaginative and slightly different way.

For me, when I write, I feel so good about myself; I feel like I’m in my characters’ life. And that helps me when I write. ๐Ÿ™‚

When I write and just let my mind flow, it brings out my creative self and it helps me to see the little things differently, because every little thing as a story! ๐Ÿ™‚ I cannot imagine (well maybe I can ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) what my life would beย  like if I never wrote; if I never even knew the art of writing. Writing is a thing where I can use every bit of my imagination even if it sounds silly.

Another aspect that could change about myself is my lack of courage and self assurance. That could happen once I’ve put a story out there for other people to see and critique. That could help me better in my future writings.

And something else that could change is the fact that I’m poor. ๐Ÿ˜› Money comes when publishing a book, I believe, and that’s certainly something I’m looking forward too. ๐Ÿ˜‰ lol


I got a few entries to my Define That Word game, so here is the poll where you guys can vote for the best definition/s. ๐Ÿ™‚ Vote away! The results will be published within a near future post once I receive enough votes. Feel free to vote for your own doll if you think it is the best definition. ๐Ÿ™‚ You can vote more than once by clicking ‘return to poll’, but please don’t vote for your definition more than once.


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How do you feel about writing? How do you think it could change some aspects of yourself?

Do you think I should do more Define That Word games?

Do you think I post too much? I think maybe I do and if I keep doing it, readers won’t be able to see my later posts, even if they were just posted the day before or something like that. Do you think I should have a schedule when I post? Although I’m not really a fan of that, because when I think up something to write, I don’t like waiting to post it. I like to post it straight away. ๐Ÿ˜›

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Define That Word #1

Hi guys! (really sorry for the bad quality picture! I think it’s because of the size is picked.)

On my old blog I started this game like thing where I give you guys random made up words and you come up with your own made up defenitions of them. When I get a few defenitions, Iโ€™ll put a poll up for each word, and you guys can vote for the best definition. This was also in a page (and it still is) but I thought I’d put it in a regular post as well so that you guys can see it easier. ๐Ÿ™‚

Here are the first four words:



(I used this word in another Define That Word game on my old blog, but I wanted to use it again) Keezies


Comment down below with your defenitions and Iโ€™ll let you know in another blog post when the poll is ready. ๐Ÿ™‚

Also, I have a few rules for you guys:

  • You may vote for yourself, but only if you think it actually is the best ๐Ÿ˜‰
  • You may submit up to three defenitions

Thatโ€™s it! Have fun!

Ready, set, define!

As you can see I added a backround to my header. I wanted to ask you guys if you liked it better than my old one with just the white backround. I think I liked the white backround better, but then I though maybe I should have some sort of notebook in my header (credit to Megan for making it) since my title is ‘My Homeschool Notebook’. And if I keep this in my header, should I also add some sort of notebook in one of my buttons as well? Comment below about what you think. ๐Ÿ™‚