Don’t forget…

Hey all! Don’t forget if you wanted to send any photos in for the contest (CLICK HERE for more details) they are due TOMORROW (Friday).

Send them to 

I can’t wait to see who wins! The photos I’ve seen so far are amazing! I will email the winner early next week and let the rest of you guys know once I hear back from them! 

See you guys next week! 

Photography Contest @ Photos by Abby Rose

Hello everyone! Yes, I’m still here 🙂 I’ve appeared to run out of blogging steam…but I’m back with a great and easy contest for you all!

Photos by Abby Rose is hosting a small Photography contest for anyone and everyone! *You can enter up to 3-6 photos which can be photos that you took years ago or ones that are more recent. I’ll be judging skills and creativity with your photos…though remember any photos that are inappropriate or stolen work will be disqualified.


The winner will receive……..



So email in your photos to before January 31, 2020! The winner will be announced in the first week of February!

Can’t wait to see your guys work!



*I will only judge this contest if 3 or more people enter, as I want to give everyone a fair chance 🙂

Blogger Recognition Award

Hello everyone! Today I’m back with the Blogger Recognition Award! Lydia from In His Service and Loving it tagged me and I’m super excited to do this post! Thanks so very much, Lydia!

blogger recognition award

Award Rules

• Write a post displaying your award.

• Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you, and provide a link to their blog.

• Tell the story of how your blog started.

• Give two pieces of advice for new bloggers.

• Nominate other bloggers for the award.

• Let the nominees know that you have nominated them.


So how did my blog start? Well, early last year I became a vivid follower of Beautiful Things and Litaflame. I loved reading their posts and started to want to share my work with others too! It was a late evening when I came into our computer room and asked my mom if I could blog….and she said yes! Which shocked me a little that she didn’t make me wait for an eternity for her to decide. I immediately sat down and started finding sites to start my blog. I started with Weebly but then moved my blog over to WordPress when I found I could do some different blog formats. I’ve really enjoyed blogging and absolutely blogging! Thanks to all the people who’ve helped me grow along the way!

My advice? 1. Don’t worry about having thousands of followers! Having just a few loyal ones is awesome! 2. Don’t try to change the way you blog to match what other blogs are doing…having your own way of doing things is awesome!


My Nominees? 

Hannah Guadette @

Ezra @

Rosy @


Have an amazing day everyone!

12 Christmas Blessings

Hey guys! Annie over at Annie Writes tagged me for 12 Christmas Blessings! And because it goes the whole way through January, I’m doing it today!

Let’s get started!!


twelve christmas blessings


I’m tagging: 

Laura @

Julia @

Ryana @

Kassie @




Blessing #1: The Christmas season started with the play…basically back in November because we had to practice and it ended December 7th, which was awesome and sad at the same time!







Blessing #2: Riding lessons started up next! It was the first time I’ve ever had to post and do all that “stuff” while riding! It was super painful and not really that fun…it’s getting better now that I kinda know what I’m doing! Note: the horse is shaved so he doesn’t overheat (he’s about 22 years old).







Blessing #3: Caroling! Our church carols every year around neighborhoods…it was super fun and really cold! Not many people wanted to stay around to sing for long so it was kinda sad when we only sang one verse to a song. Either way, it was super fun!! I love caroling every year!







Blessing #4: My brother coming home was the next Christmas blessing! We had so much fun and played Ticket to Rids, Monopoly Deal, and many other fun games! He was able to be home for two Birthdays in the family which was also really cool! 









Blessing #5: A Christmas Choir recital was next! That was super fun and really beautiful! We had so much fun and a bunch of people came to watch it and listen!














Blessing #6: Next up was our “early Christmas present”, when my little sister and I got our ears peirced! Which was kinda painful in a not so painful way!









Blessing #7: Christmas party! We had an amazing party at our house which was super fun and cool! It was such a blessing to have everyone together!









Blessing #8: Christmas Eve services! I LOVE Christmas Eve…not so much when Church falls on that night just because it’s awesome to stay home and hang out with family…but either way, we went to two Christmas Eve services and both went awesome!








Blessing #9:  Another fun aspect of Christmas is when the family gets together! We went over to our grandparents on Christmas Eve for a quick time of opening presents together! It was great 🙂







Blessing #10: Christmas day….SO fun!! Both sets of grandparents came over and we opened presents…and had an AMAZING meal together! 











Blessing #11: I know it’s after Christmas but as a tradition every year we went to this amazing woman’s house named Mrs. H! She has us over every year and we go to this light park which is super cool! We had an amazing time and got to wear really fun party hats!




Remy ❤

Blessing #12: My last blessing isn’t just for Christmas…I really appreciate the job I have and my amazing employers. Without the job, I wouldn’t be able to afford Winnie’s care and gifts for my family. So that’s my last blessing….thanks J & B (and Remy)!








Have a great weekend, everyone!




Happy New Year!!

Hey guys…WOW!! 2020 is finally here and boy it’s still hard to think that 2019 is over! Rosy Marr over at Rosy’s Writings inspired me to do some photos from 2010 to my most current photos! Unfortunately, I can’t find a photo from 2010 so here’s a few from 2011! 


I would be about 6 (maybe 7) years old in these photos 🙂



About 10 years later…..


Well, I’m off to have a New Years’ dinner with the family (and have my traditional sauerkraut to fulfill my once a year tradition of eating that odd green stuff).