The Pen-Pal Tag

Hello everyone! Today I’m here with a really fun tag that Rosy over at Rosy’s Writings nominated me for. Thanks so much, Rosy! Just to let you know this post is a bit counterproductive to this tag…you’ll see what I mean when you start reading 🙂


QUESTION 1: WHEN DID YOU START SNAIL-MAILING? So I just found out what snail-mailing means…and now that I know what it means (thanks google), I’d say I started “snail-mailing” when I was around 5 🙂

QUESTION 2: HOW MANY PEN PALS DO YOU HAVE? Sooo currently….none 🙂 All my friends just text me. The last time I actually sat down and wrote a letter was about 5 years ago, to my pen-pal at the time…we don’t talk anymore though unfortunately. 

QUESTION 3: DO YOU DECORATE YOUR ENVELOPES? If I did write letters I probably wouldn’t unless it was for a birthday or holiday.

QUESTION 4: THEMED LETTERS OR RANDOM? I’m a super random person so definitely random. 


QUESTION 6: WHY DO YOU WRITE LETTERS? If I did write letters they’d be for fun and just to write random fun stuff but also to just talk about life stuff 🙂

QUESTION 7: DO YOU WRITE LONG LETTERS OR SHORTER LETTERS? Kinda depends on who I would be writing…I have friends who write in abbreviations and other friends that write super long emails…which I think is fun! I’m definitely not an abbreviations fan…though I can adjust for their sake.

QUESTION 8: WHEN DO YOU RESPOND TO LETTERS AND HOW QUICKLY? I guess it depends on how long the letter is. When people email me I usually respond in less than 24 hours but it just really depends on the length of the email/letter 🙂

QUESTION 9: HAVE YOU EVER WAITED TO OPEN LETTERS? When I was younger I don’t think I did. I’m not very patient, though I do keep letters from when I was younger and read through them once in a while. 



And the last thing is to write down 5 Things I like to do with pen-pals…I can’t honestly say I have 5 things…so I’m just skipping this one 🙂


My nominations are: 

Beautiful Things

Soldier Girl Stories annnd

Lula Boo



And that’s it! Thanks again, Rosy! See you guys soon 🙂

And the Winner is……

Hey guys! Wow!! I was so blessed with so many amazing entries for my Photos by Abby Rose Photography Contest!  I had 9 awesome people enter and a total of 42 photos entered. Let me tell you though…this was a very tough decision! All of the photos were SO good! You all have so much talent! And because picking a first-place winner was so hard I wanted to let you know who came in 2nd and 3rd place. I’m posting the photos I thought were the coolest for the 2nd and 3rd place winners 😀


3rd place…SCompere!! I thought their photos were really unique and fun! I’m definitely more of a creative photographer so I thought these were so cool! 

2nd place…Maddy!!! Maddy’s photos were professional and had some pretty neat shots. It was super hard to decide because of the fun twist she has on her photos! 

Annnd the 1st place winner is…ANNIE!!!!! Annie’s photos were cute and original and were so fun! This first photo was the real deal-breaker because of fun and creative yet super professional! 

I just want to thank all of you who entered! I absolutely loved every photo!! And for those of you who entered please email me at if you would like to hear my thoughts on your photos! 


Stay tuned for some fun new blog posts coming up! See you all soon 🙂

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!