Interview with Life of Heritage – Ryana Lynn

Welcome back to Photos by Abby Rose! Today I’m back with yet ANOTHER interview with Ryana Lynn! My questions are in bold! Let’s get started!



Welcome to Photos by Abby Rose Ryana! Can you tell us a bit about yourself?

I certainly can! My Name is Ryana Lynn. I am…

A Homeschool Graduate, a Multi-published Author, a Born-Again Independent Baptist (and Preacher’s Kid!), a Pro-Life Advocate, a Proud American Citizen, a North Carolinian, a lover of Autumn and a Ginger 🙂

Do you have a blog (what’s it’s name…a little info about it)?

I do! My blog is called Life of Heritage Corner. I post devotions, bookish posts, history articles, writing advice and things of that nature. Most of my history topics are Civil War related at this point because I am writing about that time period. My on-going series are Soldier Life, 10 Totally Random Facts, My Favorite Research Books and Writing 101.


You write, right? What kind of books do you enjoy writing and where can we find your books? 

I am the author of The Battle for Heritage Series (book 4 is due to release in a few months!) and Coffee Shop Christmas, a First Responder Christmas Novella. So, my genre of choice is Historical fiction. I do have a few modern day stories up my sleeves (the First Responder Christmas Novellas and a 9/11 based series) and a medieval-themed story is trying to push its way in, but I’m not committed.  My next big project will revolve around WWII Lord Willing. You can find my books at my website, Life of Heritage


What are some things that help you concentrate when writing?

Music! I love listening to time period music as I write. Bobby Horton and the 2nd South Carolina Stringed Band are great for my Civil War books, as are the Gods and Generals soundtrack, Gettysburg and Sons of Georgia. They are amazing! Chewy Sweettarts candy helps too!


Describe how you first got into blogging?

Well, my writer buddy Victoria Minks started me thinking in that direction. Originally, I just wrote as I had an idea and posted it. Now, I’m trying to keep a schedule and write posts I wish had been out there when I first started writing/researching!


If you could do three unique things what would they be?

Fun question! I would love to meet a Holocaust survivor…hmmm…visit the Black Forrest (I would say visit Isreal, but just about everybody wants to do that!) and…attend the Gettysburg Reenactment! That would be so much fun!


Do you have a favorite Bible Verse?

Jude 22. “And of some have compassion, making a difference:” It’s my missions statement and my goal as a writer: to have compassion and make a difference!


What’s one of your favorite hymns?

I adore the older Southern Harmony hymns like “What Wondrous Love is This?”, but my favorite is “How Firm a Foundation.” It’s the theme song of my book “The Rivers of Sorrow.”


What would you say your hobbies are?

Writing and reading! Seriously, that’s my favorite thing to do. But I love outdoor activities, running, biking and taking walks with my siblings. I also enjoy baking (my little sister adores my chocolate chip cookies) and funny as it sounds, I love coloring! I have a neat advanced coloring book full of country sayings and I adore it! Oh, and I love making iris folded cards and working on my bullet journal!


 I’ll have to come over and sample these chocolate chip cookies! They sound AMAZING!   Okay last question (a fun less serious question) If you were given a choice to buy a monkey, giraffe, or a squirrel which would it be (you have to pick one) and what would you do with it?

A MONKEY! I’ve always wanted a monkey! And I would set right to work teaching it the alphabet in Sign Language, then learn more sign language myself so I could teach him. And if I could choose the kind I got, I would go for a chimp! (Technically an ape, I know, but they are my favorite!)

Where you can find Ryana Lynna:

My Website~ Having Compassion. Making a Difference Great Christian Music and Programming for the Whole Family!


Thanks so much for allowing me to do a interview with you Ryana! I’m really looking forward to reading more of your work! Everyone go check out Life of Heritage it’s totally worth it!



Fun E-Cards to Send Family/Friends!

Hello all! Today I’m back with some fun e-cards you can send to your friends and family. Everyone likes getting something fun and incouraging!  

Let’s get started! 


A great reminder to send people when they are having a tough day!
One you could send a friend to let them know your praying for them!
This one is just too funny!
I fell in love with this one the minute I saw it!
A reminder from the Lord!
Haven’t talked to a friend recently? What a great card to start a conversation!
Who knew there is Turtle Day? But this one is cute!

Okay that’s it! I found these all on Crosscards. Anyone likes to feel special so sending them something that’s cute with a little note on it saying “hi” helps cheer anyone up! 


So which one was your favorite? Let me know in the comments!



-Photos by Abby Rose is not doing this for payment of any kind.


Interview with Beautiful Things!

Hey guys! Today I’m back with another interview (this time it’s a human)! Laura is a Christian author, blogger, full-time writer, and an amazing person! Her answers are in bold! Also, I’m hoping to do more interviews with bloggers, authors, and just people in general! So let me know in the comments if you’d like to do that! So…let’s get started!


What’s your name (or pen name): My name is Laura.  I don’t exactly have any pen names, but a friend is helping me work on that. 🙂 

Favorite color? Navy because it goes with practically everything.  I do also like purple and yellow…Those are my other favorites. 😉

Favorite book? It seems to change every time I read a new one!  I think the first book I ever really went on and on about was a WWII story, “Brothers in Arms,” by Jack Lewis Baillot.  This gifted writer worked in the story of redemption in a way that you didn’t realize until the end!  This story almost has you crying.  

If you could choose between spring, summer, fall or winter, which would it be? Summer…I love camping, campfires, staying up late, going outside and hearing the crickets, having extra time for writing, and enjoying blue skies and sun!

If you were given an elephant and you can’t sell it or give it away. What would you do with it? If money weren’t an option, I’d build it a big barn and make a pasture for it.  I’m not quite sure what I’d do after that…Maybe train it to pull a wagon?

If you could do three unique things in your lifetime what would they be? Go to Israel, write a lot of novels, live in an exotic place for an extended period of time, maybe even on a missions trip! 

Someone gives you a million dollars what would you do with it? I’d give monetary gifts to each of my parents, donate some to a Christian organization, put a lot of it in savings, and spend a little on something I’ve always dreamed about getting.

Have you ever written a book or plan to? (tell us a little bit about the book) Yes!  I’m, the author of a short story entitled, “Even in the Grey.” It is set in WWII, but the main focus of the story isn’t the war. Info about the book below! 

Tell us a bit about your blog and what it stands for. My blog is called Beautiful Things.  I want to help others find creative ways to express who they are in Christ.  Whether that be through writing, creating things with their hands, or something else!…I want to help other people my age to create Beautiful Things.

What are some things that help you concentrate when writing? Being in a quiet room.  I’ve tried to write with people around me, but it doesn’t work.  I know a lot of writers listen to music as they write but I can’t.  I may hear an epic music score and get ideas for my story through that, but I don’t listen to music as I’m writing.

What are a few things that inspire you? My family, especially my brother, other writers who’ve put their entire hearts into writing beautiful stories, some very well done movies, people and things I see around me, and the need to create things that honor God and draw others to Him.  

Do you have a favorite Bible verse? Joshua 1:9 “Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.”

Okay, last question: What does blogging mean to you? It’s a fun activity that helps me connect with others, and forces me to do some writing.

even in the grey

As promised here is the info about Even in the Grey and where you can buy it! Here’s the blurb from the book!… Daniel Rogers, a young American soldier, harbors bitterness against the man who ruined his life. Memories torment him, and he can’t seem to forget the past. How can a horrible train accident, a pretty French artist, an unplanned reunion, and a pocketful of crayons help him see through his dark world and into the light of forgiveness?

You can find Even in the Grey on Amazon…just click here!

Trust me its totally worth buying!! Come on it’s on sale! Go check it out! 


Okay, I hope you enjoyed it! Hopefully, I can do a lot more interviews soon! 


Hey guys! I was recently reminded by a friend about what we share on social media! So I thought it’d be a great idea to repost this! Enjoy reading and consider carefully what you post and what you want others to see…this World is filled with “creeps” as some would call them and we have to be careful about what we want others to see…now that doesn’t mean go hide under a rock and never say anything on your blog or other social media accounts…just be wise about what you’re saying and posting.

Writing Well Pt. 3 Today, I’m going to move out of the realm of novel/story writing and focus on other types of writing such as blogs, emails, and social media. Guys, and Gals, we need to be extremely careful of what we’re putting out there on our blogs, social media, and even our emails. Sometimes […]

via — ~ Beautiful Things ~

Hey guys! Victoria Lynn is having this awesome giveaway on her blog! Go check it out and sign up! 

Spring is almost here! For some of you it has already arrived and I am going to try really hard not to be jealous about that. *glares at all you warm birds* For me here in Michigan, I am more on the side of willing spring to be here and refusing to wear a coat…

via GIVEAWAY: Happy Spring! — Victoria Lynn Blog

Awesome Blogger Award!


Welcome back! I thought you might be bored to death with all the photos I’ve posted lately! So here I am with a blog tag from Ezra’s Everything Spot! Thanks, Ezra!!! So let’s get started


– Thank the blogger who nominated you.

– Tag your post with #awesomebloggeraward.

– Answer the questions given to you.

– Nominate and inform at least 5 bloggers.

– Give them 10 new questions to answer.

The questions from Ezra are in bold:

1. What’s your favorite holiday? (excluding Christmas)

I’d have to say Memorial day! It’s so fun!!!

2. What’s your favorite post you’ve ever made? (you can like put a link to it)  

Dewey (the cat) I’d have to say that’s my favorite because Dewey is just so fun to post about!

3. If you were stuck on a deserted island with only 3 items what would they be?

Food, water, and probably more food! (I’d say my family and Tirzah but are they items)?!

4. What’s your favorite superhero?

Hehe…I’ve watched one superhero movie “The Incredibles” so I have no idea!

5. Do you prefer cooking or baking?

Cooking so much less complicated and you don’t need recipes all the time!

6. If you could go to a football game or a concert which would you pick?

I’ve never been to a football game so I’d have to say a concert!

7. Who’s your favorite musician?

Umm, I can’t really think of one…does my brother count?!

8. What’s your favorite breakfast food?

Depending on the day…though eggs and toast are AWESOME!

9. What kind of pets do you have? And if you don’t have any pets, what kind would you want?

A dog and 4 cats…not sure chickens count!  And I’m going to answer the second part of the question too…I would have a cute Siberian husky!

10. What song is always stuck in your head?

At the moment “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms” for a while I had “I’s the b’y” stuck in my head and it was terrible!


And now I must think of 5 bloggers…oh how will I choose??!!

Lydia’s Blog

Rosy’s Writings

Earthquake Ranch

A Storynerd’s Life

Beautiful Things

My questions are:

What’s your favorite thing to do outside?

Book or movie?

Favorite instrument?

Which do you like better Sunrises or Sunsets?

Favorite thing to read about or favorite thing to watch?

Favorite food for dinner?

If you could learn 2 languages what would they be?

What would you do if you were given a million dollars?

Your dream job would be?

Dogs or cats (be careful how you answer this…Tirzah is watching)!


Have fun guys! And thanks again for tagging me Ezra!

A Trip of a Lifetime pt.3

Hello! I’m back with more pictures from our recent trip! They’re kinda random but some are pretty cool! So let’s get started!

Campfire in March
Cute little Sealions (but don’t let that get you…they are terribly stinky!
Ocean again!
Not sure if this is blurry but it’s really cool!
Sleepy Sealions
So stinky…’cough’ I mean cute!
So sleepyyyyy
What a beautiful day!
I’m King of the rock!
Hehe…Ocean again!
And again!
Annd again!
So I went swimming with my normal clothes on and had to wear my swimsuit everywhere else!
So pretty!
Peek a boo, I see you!
More flowers and such a pretty trellis… 

Well, that’s it! Not sure if I’ll be adding pt. 4 as I’m running out of pictures (unless you want to see more Ocean and flower pictures)!

Let me know in the comments which are your favorites!


A Trip of a Lifetime pt. 2

Welcome! Today I’m coming back to show you a few more photos from our trip recently! The ocean pictures were actually the first time I’ve REALLY seen the ocean! It was amazing…and cold!

Let’s get started!


He didn’t really move so we thought he was stuffed!
God’s creation!
It’d be so fun to be a bird flying over the ocean!
We told her NOT to get wet…did that stop her?!
A wonderful clear day for pictures!
So fun to see them run and try to get the shells before a wave comes back!
Waves are so fun!
Birds are so awesome to take pictures of!
What a fun picture! You could stand there until a wave comes and then you need to run for it!
Such huge shells you just have to go swimming to find……
Wouldn’t this make a nice snuggly pillow??? LOL
A bright sunny picture!
Doesn’t this look like a mountain? (let me know in the comments)
Mother and son!
I can see me jumping off that rock! What about you???? hehe

I’m hoping to have a pt. 3 & pt. 4 coming up soon…though I’m not sure if we’ll get to pt. 4 you might get a bit annoyed!

Let me know in the comments which were your favorite!





The Trip of a Lifetime pt.1

Hey guys! So this past month (sort of) we flew out to visit a good good friend! It was my first time flying so it was really cool! Anyways I’m sorting through photos now and want to post some for you all! Let’s begin!

Selfie time with Dad!
Taking a walk!


“I’m having a bad hair day and you ask me to smile for the camera…how rude”!
Lemons…on a tree…who knew!
Different timezones…so I was up early when everyone was still sleeping!
I know…I’m taking photos of snowstorms one day and lemon trees the next!
Someone told me not to step on it seconds after I do……ouch!
Kinda looks like a lemon/kiwi having a terrible hair day (just like the chicken) and getting electrocuted at the same time!
Taking a three-mile walk…with cheap shoes on (torture) 
I knew better than to step on these…
A beautiful wooden fence…in the middle of nowhere (that makes sense right)?!
Imagine taking a warm sunny walk and suddenly looking down and realizing your walking through hundreds of stinging nettle.
So pretty!!

There will be more to come but that’s it for now! Didn’t want to overwhelm you…too much!


Which is your favorite picture? What do you think about the rest?!


Hey guys! So today I thought I’d share with you a few pictures I took this past week! The first three pictures of the chickens are actually the only chickens we have at the moment because of an animal that got most of them! So now we have a total of 4 chickens, 2 guineas, and 1 duck living in the barn (weird combination right)! Let’s get started!

“If I own the ground I walk on, I might as well act the part”!
Chicken 1 and Chicken 2 (not sure of their names)
“I shall act dignified or perish in the attempt………….I suppose I shall perish!”
“Hello! Are you food???????”


Okay! Hope you enjoyed some fun pictures! Let me know what you thought about them in the comments and which is your favorite!