My 1 Year Blogging Anniversary!! + Q&A

It’s my blog’s 1st birthday! 🎉🎊🎆

Whilst I made this WordPress account over 1 year ago, I only really started using this blog on Saturday 18th June 2016, writing about my Work Experience with the local town council. So much has changed since then and I am truly blessed to have been on this wonderful blogging journey 😍☺️

Let’s go through some of my blogging numbers…

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Accepting Awards (Long Post Ahead!)

Hey guys! I’ve realised how many award nominations I’ve received recently over the last few months, and I have gotten SO far behind! It’s honestly embarrassing how I’ve let myself slip to the point of having to compile EIGHT nominations for awards! I’m honestly astounded that you guys consider me deserving of these awards. My blogging family has given so much to me that all I can say is a huge THANK YOU!! ❤

You lovely people inspire me so much with your kind words each and every day. ❤

Now, onto the awards…

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Original Poetry Shorts

I am a great lover of poetry, especially that of Kayil York and Tyler Knott Gregson. Every now and again, I feel really inspired to write my own poetry, so I wanted to share a few of my own poems today with you guys. If you really enjoy it, let me know in the comments and I’ll upload some more ❤

Just to clarify, not all poems are written from my own point of view, or necessarily from a female perspective. It is your choice to interpret and analyse them as you wish.

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Rapid Fire Book Tag

I feel like I am constantly apologising for my lack of posts, but with studying it is just too hard to juggle this with everything in my life! 😦 I hope you understand, just to put it into context, I’m currently on Easter Break, but still attending school during some week days – I’m just that busy! 😦  But thanks for being there for me when I need you guys! Ann’s Reading Corner! I’m sure you all know who she is by now, but if not, go check out her blog because her content is amazing and she is super friendly!

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Cover Reveal: Chasing Cars and the Lessons We Learned by Michele G Miller & Mindy Hayes

Boy, am I excited to reveal the cover for this book! This is the third book in the sensational ‘Paper Planes’ series co-written by Michele G Miller & Mindy Hayes. Not only is their writing exceptional, both collaboratively and independently, but these two are also lovely if ever you should have the opportunity to connect with them on their social media 🙂 Please go buy their books, they are 100% worth it!

I know they say don’t judge a book by it’s cover, but with one like you’re about to see, how can you not? And the writing is excellent, I promise!

Moving swiftly on to the cover reveal…

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My Love for the Classic Movie Musical

A recent trip with a friend to see La La Land in the cinema, a modern-day homage to old Hollywood musical films, which I absolutely loved, has ignited a fierce and sudden passion for all things movie musical, especially the classics with the likes of Sinatra, Kelly, Astaire and others. Whilst I had delved previously into the genre, having sang some of these songs in various choirs and watched some of the most famous on the television around Christmas time, I had not really immersed myself in the classic movie musical world.

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2016/2017 Tag

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The Rules:

1. Mention the creator – David @ theguywhosaidalwaysno

2. Use the image that you find in this article

3. Mention the blogger who has chosen you

4. Answer the questions

5. Mention 9 bloggers/friends and let them know through a comment on their blog

I was nominated by the lovely Ann of Ann’s Reading Corner! I love her blog so much, and she is absolutely lovely, so go and click that link and check out her posts! 🙂 She also celebrated her 2 Year Blog Anniversary today, so huge congratulations to her, and I hope for many years more of her blog! 😀 

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The Valentine’s Project

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My idea for a Valentine’s Day post was to collect different interpretations on what love is from a variety of viewpoints. I wanted to show the fact that love isn’t just for those ‘in love’. I’ve asked friends, family and fellow bloggers the question:

“What does the word ‘love’ mean to you?”

The responses I have received are raw, honest, poetic at times and, perhaps most importantly, diverse. I wanted to share with you today, on Valentine’s Day, many people’s different viewpoints on the definition of love. What love means to each of these individuals may differ in wording, but beneath it all, we are all motivated by the love for the people who touch our hearts daily. I have decided to name this little collection ‘The Valentine’s Project’

I will now share with you some beautiful, varied perspectives on love…

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Requesting Help With A Post!!

For my Valentine’s Day post I’m going to be writing about alternative perspectives on love. In order to do that, I’m going to have to collect some statements about my given topic from different people. So, my question to you is: ‘What does the word ‘love’ mean to you?’

By love, there is no limit! It can be:

  • Love for a hobby
  • Love for a pet
  • Family Love
  • Love between friends
  • The Love of God
  • Romantic Love
  • And literally anything else you can think of!

Make your statement whatever length you choose, and in whatever format. It can be an image with caption (please ensure this image is your own/royalty free), a picture of a handwritten statement, a tweet or just plain text. It is up to you, and get as creative as you feel. Furthermore, if you would prefer to keep your statement anonymous, then I will make sure that that is the case! Simply specify whether or not you want this anonymity. 🙂

You can make your statement in a number of ways:

  1. Filling out the contact form below!
  2. Sending me a tweet/DM on my Twitter which is @StateOfLawson (probably best for photos)
  3. Posting a photo (if you choose that method) on Instagram and tagging my handle @hannah_grace2001 or sending it via DM
  4. Sending me a link and password to a password-protected post as a comment to this post (I won’t approve the comments so it won’t be visible to anyone else!)

I will not accept any statements with obscene or profane nature. We’re trying to spread the love here! ❤

If you can, please help out, it would mean a great deal! I could also shout out to any bloggers who submit statements but do not mind anonymity if you wish!

Deadline: 13th February 2017!

Thank you always,



What I got for my 16th Birthday + Meal Highlights


As you probably know from my ‘Birthday Tag’ post three weeks ago, it was my birthday recently. On Saturday 21st January, the day after my birthday,  I celebrated my sixteenth by having a birthday meal at a local Tex-Mex with my best friends. It was a really great night, where I was surrounded by friends, food and lots of fun! ❤


My outfit for my birthday meal (c) Grace Galvin

I’m just going to touch on all of the wonderful gifts I was given for my 16th birthday from friends and family members, considering they were all so lovely and thoughtful! To me, pricing doesn’t really matter when it comes to gifts. As long as some thought was put into it, that’s all that matters! 😀 I am not in anyway boasting or bragging about my birthday presents, simply thanking those who gave me them and showing you guys, so maybe you can be inspired.

I am not, in any way, trying to boast or brag about my birthday presents, simply thanking those who gave me them and showing you guys, so maybe you can be inspired.

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