The Original Outstanding Blogger Award

Hello, Abby here! I just realized I was nominated back in May by Bekah’s Blog and I didn’t notice till now! 

Rules:

  1. Provide the link to the creator’s original award post. Colton Beckwith
  2. Answer the questions provided.
  3. Create 7 unique questions.
  4. Nominate 10 bloggers. Ensure that they are aware of their nomination. Neither the award’s creator, nor the blogger that nominated you, can be nominated.
  5. At the end of 2020, every blog that ping-backs the creator’s original post will be entered to win the 2020 Outstanding Blogger Award!

 

Bekah’s questions:

1. What is your worst allergy that you suffer from? (If you have one). I’d say shrimp. Thankfully I haven’t gone to the hospital from it but it makes me super sick but also sad cause shrimp is THE best!!

2. If you could make a difference in the world what would you try to do? Does going back and stopping Covid count? 

3. Does it bother you when people drive really close behind you or do you not mind it? It bothers me, I’m one of those drivers who gets annoyed when people pass me so it definitely bugs me when their driving on my “rear”.

4. Would you prefer a Laptop or iPad? Laptop 100% 

5. Are you one that will try new things or stick with what you know, wear, and have already tasted? I’d say I’m more of the kind of person who doesn’t like changing it up. I love tradition (most of the time).

6. Do you like your height? Wellll…I’d say I don’t mind my height but I sometimes wish I could be taller!

7. If there was one thing you would want to change about yourself, what would it be? Probably less of a procrastinator. You wouldn’t see it to look at me but I procrastinate ALOT! 

I really don’t have time to nominate anyone or write new questions so please use the ones Bekah asked me and do the award yourself!

Have a great day guys!

Calling All Photographers!

Hey guys, Abby here! I need your help! This upcoming week I’m doing photography for a church thing that’s pretty small, but I really wanna do a good job. So I need any tips, ideas, advice, literally anything!

 

Here’s a little bit of the setting: I’m struggling to decide if I should use my iPhone 7 plus or Canon DSLR Camera. The event is a week of a summer kids club and the theme is a lot of outside things and growing in Christ. I want to capture the kids as well as the events and decor.

So PLEASE PLEASE PLEASEEEEE if you have any tips, ideas, or advice email me at photosbyabbyrose@gmail.com or go to my contact page HERE and let me know!

Rock Wall Project – Abby

Guys, Abby here 🙂 I can’t believe I didn’t post about this! Back in April my dad and I decided to tackle a project that has been a real problem child! 

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Notice how the mulch was kinda seeping into the driveway?

So we counted and measured and ordered ALOT of blocks (I’m really not sure how many).

And after so much work…

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I love seeing the transformation of this project! All in all this project was probably the most expensive so far. It rounded out to about 600 dollars for the block, gravel, mulch, and concrete glue for the last two rows. Yes, it was expensive but so rewarding! We also bought three holly bushes and one weeping cherry tree. We’re eventually planning to make some sort of swing/bench to replace the chairs.

 

See you all soon! Stay safe,

Abby ❤

Awesome Blogger Award -Abby

Hey, guys (Abby here)! Rosy from Rosy’s Writings nominated me for the Awesome Blogger Award back in April and I’m doing it now, thanks Rosy!

The Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Credit the creator (Maggie @ Dreaming of Guatemala)
  3. Answer the questions you were asked.
  4. Nominate at least five bloggers and inform them of their nomination.
  5. Give them ten new questions to answer

 

Questions from Rosy (her questions are in bold): 

  1. Do you like playing freeze tag? Well, I actually like playing freeze tag…but I’ve only really played it at camp and boy was it scary haha. Imagine 100 people running after you and your group *shivers* 
  2. What’s your favorite board game? I’d have to say Ticket to Ride but I love Monopoly too!
  3. Outside game? I don’t play many outside games though I really liked this game (I’m not sure what the name is) but where basically you had to run around in this circle while people who are “stuck” together tag you and then you’re stuck to them! It’s a blast!
  4. How many siblings do you have? For privacy reasons, I will answer 7 but a few of them are animals 🙂
  5. What year were you born? I can’t make this to easy for you guys, you’ll have to refer to THIS blog post and then do the math! If you can figure it out… you’re a genius! 
  6. What’s your favorite part about blogging? Being able to post pictures, stories, and life stuff! I love knowing that I could be cheering someone up without knowing it!
  7. What are a few of your favorite blogs? Just so you guys know, I’ve posted 167 times so it’s tough picking a few favorite posts! Here are two of them: New Arrival/Interview & My Story
  8. Favorite song? My favorite song would have to be A Million Dreams.
  9. Do you like broccoli? I actually love broccoli! It’s really good with vinegar and a little garlic! 
  10. What country would you most like to visit that you’ve never been to? That’s a tough one! I really like many countries so I think England would be fun or Ireland! 

 

My nominations are:

Life of Heritage

Julia – Litaflame

A Storynerd’s Life

Soldier Girl Stories

An Unfinished Story 

 

My 10 questions for you guys are:

  1. Coffee, tea, or neither?
  2. What’s your favorite color?
  3. What place in the world is your favorite?
  4. If animals could talk, what animal would be the most annoying? 
  5. What is the highlight or most anticipated thing during your year? 
  6. If you had enough money that you never needed to work again, what would you do with your time?
  7. Who has been the biggest example in your life? Why?
  8. Do you have a hobby?
  9. What’s your favorite dessert?
  10. What’s your favorite random quote?

Nature…ain’t it beautiful? -Abby

Hey guys, Abby here. This summer, I planted three rose plants…red, yellow, and pink long-stemmed bushes. So far the yellow and pink bushes bloomed the most and I was able to take 5 pictures of the blooming process!

 

Some more flower pictures:

 

And some random pictures I took today (note the quality is really low because of some upload problems):

 

Also, I’m getting my wisdom teeth out so wish me luck on Monday the 13th.

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Mailbox project! -Abby

Hello guys, Abby here! Sorry for not posting a ton! My dad and I started this project a few weeks ago and actually just finished today! About 15 years ago my grandpa built a mailbox for the property we currently live on. That mailbox was falling over and needed a pick-me-up…

So I decided why not make a whole new mailbox with even a bigger mailbox for packages and stuff!

We then went out to our old mailbox and knocked it down…

 

We then went back and finished all the things on the mailbox and set it up!

 

Power tools used: screwdriver, saw, and chainsaw. All the materials we used were leftovers from other projects. The only cost was: screws/nails, paint, concrete, numbers, and the actual mailbox.

 

What do you guys think of it? Anything fun or interesting you noticed?

Happy Father’s Day! – Abby

Happy Father’s Day guys!

Abby here 🙂 I hope your day is going well! Today is the day we celebrate our fathers! Every year I always try to buy something fun for my dad! And this year he wanted…….a drill?! How is a drill exciting? Either way, my mom, siblings, and I pitched in and bought him his impact drill…

I know some families don’t get dad’s gifts and that’s totally alright! I just love doing it because it’s so much fun and I mean who doesn’t want to get a gift?!

 

Have an amazing day, y’all and stay safe! -Abby ❤

 

wanna know the history behind fathers day? Check out my post from last year! HERE

Camp Pictures :) -Abby

Hello all, Abby here! So my dad and I went down to camp annnd I decided to take a bunch of different pictures… they’re all very random but super fun!

Let’s get started:

First off we have textures of sorts….

 

Next nature…..

 

Some fun ones….

 

Anddd that’s it! I have a small project to share which will be my next post! Have a great day and keep smiling y’all!

Jayne’s Endeavour – Abby

Hey guys, Abby here! Sorry for posting late! Lauren contacted me about a month ago with a book she published called Jayne’s Endeavour. It’s newly released annnnd she’s even doing a giveaway for it! Let me tell you a bit about it….

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“Reids never give up.” The words once held so much truth. But at eighteen, Jayne Reid is beginning to wonder if she can live up to that standard.

When puzzling strangers appear and odd things start to happen, Jayne and her two younger sisters must find a solution-or lose everything.

What mystery lurks in the shadows of the Australian bush? Who is the man in town who thinks he can buy and bully anyone he wishes? And is it all somehow connected with their new farmhand?

Journey with Jayne as she struggles to change fear into boldness and boldness into a trusting relationship with her Heavenly Father. What adventure lies ahead?

Life in 19th century Australia overflows with hardship . . . Will Jayne have the courage to find the answers?

You can find the book CLICK HERE

 

My Review: I LOVE new books! But let’s just say I procrastinated reading Jayne’s Endeavour…but then once I read the first chapter it drew my attention! Lauren has a fun writing style and it was interesting to see the story unfold. 

My favorite character was obviously Jayne, as she had a cool and fun personality! She was well explained and had a very emotional story behind her which made it very interesting to read!

This book took me an hour and a half to read tops (though I am a fast reader so it may take longer). I’ll give this book 4 stars for the quality and story behind it!

 

Author Photo Lauren Compton

About the Author: Lauren Compton lives in Australia on a sheep farm–surrounded by mountains and plenty of Aussie wildlife! From a young age she has loved books and writing-related things (yep, that includes spending ages in the writing supplies department!). Now she has embarked on a mission to write books that both entertain AND encourage. Her desire is to weave stories that point readers to her Heavenly Father while at the same time being a whole lot of fun!

I was able to one on one talk with Lauren a bit and she is fun and super cool! You can find her at these many places:

Website: www.NovelsThatEncourage.com.au

Blog: http://novelsthatencourage.com.au/index.php/blog/

Email: lauren@novelsthatencourage.com.au

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/19591537.Lauren_Compton

Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B088NC286W?ref_=pe_1724030_132998540

Newsletter Signup: http://novelsthatencourage.com.au/index.php/subscribe/

 

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Anndd you can find the giveaway CLICK HERE! 

So go check out her blog and follow her & also check out the giveaway! 

See y’all soon! Abby out ❤

10 Favorite and Least Favorite Things Tag -Beka

Hey guys! Beka here with a post that lets you get to know me better! It’s also a new tag that I came up with! So at the end of the post, I’ll nominate 4 people…let’s get started!

Rules for this tag:

Link back to the creator of this tag Photos by Abby Rose

Name 10 favorites and 10 least favorite things in your life

Nominate at least 4 people (or more)

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10 Favorite things of mine: 

  1. Garden – it’s super therapeutic and cool fun to grow food and it’s also very sustainable! 
  2. Farming – you get to watch new life being born every spring, it’s hard work but VERY rewarding.
  3. Smoothies – I LOVE SMOOTHIES!!!! I have one every single morning packed with veggies, fruit, and nut milk (hint hint smoothie recipes coming soon)!
  4. Rabbits – Their the most amazing animals on earth….their clean, loving, sweet, adorable, amazing, cute, etc….
  5. Horses – There’s nothing better than the thrill of riding a horse. Brushing it, feeding it, and loving it (and yes I’ve kissed a horse….DON’T JUDGE it was cute).
  6. Friends – My best friend Cam and I get together as often as we can and have literally so many adventures and take so many selfies on my sister’s phone it can get pretty crazy when we’re together.
  7. Swimming – ANYWHERE, ANYTIME, ANYPLACE! I love swimming in cold water (yes I’ve swam in March).
  8. Family – my amazing siblings are always there for me and SUPER silly. My mom and dad are the best parents any person could have. ❤
  9. Organic hair/skin products – There are so many unhealthy brands out there that basically smell good and may look good but are harming our bodies from the outside in…here’s the link to my favorite hair care products: Shampoo & Conditioner & Rosewater
  10. Religion – Recently with the virus going on we’ve had church online…which is super fun! I’m not saying I don’t like going to church every Sunday, but spending time with my family and being able to focus on God, and not those around me has really encouraged me!

 

10 of my least favorite things:

  1. Dog hair, dog hair, dog hair, and more dog hair! If you haven’t noticed we have some dogs at our house and it’s EVERYWHERE! 
  2. Uneven eyebrows – I don’t know about any of you, but uneven eyebrows drive me crazy!
  3. Did I mention dog hair? 
  4. Dirty carpets – I really don’t like the feeling of dirty carpets under my feet, so I always try to sweep them before I go to bed.
  5. Snakes – though I love all living creatures and I would never harm it without reason…snakes really freak me out! Their beady eyes and their tail *shivers*
  6. Smells – I love some scented healthy candles and essential oils I really really dislike stuffy rooms that smell like dogs (did I mention I don’t like dogs).
  7. Brushes covered with hair –  I remember coming into my sister’s room and finding her hairbrush filled with a tiny mouse! I’d immediately steal it and end the poor mouse’s existence.
  8. People who abuse animals – sure I said I don’t like dogs…but seeing animals mistreated or tied outside really bugs me. If you have an animal it’s your responsibility to keep it healthy and happy.
  9. Overcooked or undercooked food – it reminds me of chicken butchering (don’t ask).
  10. We began with this one and we shall end with this one…DOG HAIR!!! I love our dog Tirzah (and Winnie) but dog hair really gets everywhere and seems to grow!

 

I Nominate:

A Barefoot Gal

The Striped Plaid

Beautiful Things

A Farm Girl’s Life

 

See you next time! Beka  ❤