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).

Drumroll, please…………

Hey guys! As we say goodbye to 2019 and hello to 2020, it’s fun to think about all the things that happened this past year! 



January: It turned 2019 and along with that school started back up! Nothing big to report happened then though 🙂

February: I turned –, which was so fun! It was more laid back though I did find out later that they were planning on getting me a dog…though they didn’t because of a big trip we did in March!

March: We went to the PO (you’ll need to figure that one out yourself)! It was my first time flying ever and after flying in 6 different airplanes I definitely got my fill for airplanes for a while!

April: Let’s see….that was a rougher month. A bunch of different things happened but the most exciting was…I got WINNIE! The joy of my life and the sweetest pup I’ve ever met!

May: I got a job! Where I get to walk a dog twice a week for 90 minutes! It’s so fun making a little money and being able to pay for my little pup and save up for a rainy day!

June: I did a lot of photography that month! I also was able to witness my first hot air balloon (no I didn’t get in), but I got to see three take off! It was also Winnie’s first vacation which was so fun and exciting for her!

July: That was the best and worst month! I went to a Summer camp which was awful, got to be a cowgirl for a night at VBS, got to see the Billy Graham Museum, annd found out I’m allergic to shrimp…fun right? 

August: I was able to be in an acting camp which was super fun! I also got my first “marriage proposal” from a goofy friend of mine! My brother came home for a visit and I celebrated my first year of blogging!!

September: Another month of photography, Winnie had her back dewclaws removed, I became a leader in church youth group involving leading song time every once in a while during youth events, school started, and I went on a fishing trip with my dad, Winnie, and grandparents!

October: That was the month of food making, a fun trip to a historical involving graduation pictures for L being taken, and A LOT more dog walking!

November: A lot of wood projects that month and Thanksgiving!!!

December: The play, our brother coming home, and Christmas…that’s pretty much all that happened!


Annnnd that’s it! I don’t have any 2020 goals because I find that I don’t fulfill them or something changes that don’t work well with my plans 🙂


See you guys next year!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone!


 These past weeks have been a blur! I can’t believe tomorrow is Christmas! It feels like just yesterday it was Summer out 🙂 I’m just going to do a quick recap of what I have been doing these past weeks! And then I’ll get on with a more Christmasy post! 


We had caroling last week and because it was dark out I don’t have any photos but I wanted to share this hilarious Studio C video I think you’ll enjoy that depicts carolers!


The next exciting thing was that I got my ears pierced! It didn’t really hurt though I did feel like passing out. 



Next up is a Christmas concert my sisters and I had! That went really well and afterward while L and dad went to get the car my little sis and I decided to snap a few silly selfies (blurring for privacy reasons)! 


We had a Christmas party at our house and had about 30 guests which was awesome! Annd again I don’t have any photos…but here’s a photo that I think depicts the rush for everyone to get snacks very well!

crazy christmas


So a few days ago we decided to give Winnie one of her presents early and if you know her at all she LOVES tennis balls!! Sooo we got her a giant one! You should have seen her eyes when I gave it to her! 



Another exciting thing was the beautiful Christmas eve service tonight! I sang Mary, did you know…which I’ll be sharing with you guys soon. Here’s the fun selfie we took right before the service!



I’m linking my Christmas post HERE from last year (2018) that I did so you guys can read the Christmas story! I’ll be doing a post next week of gifts and what we do tomorrow!


See you guys soon! Merrrry Christmas, everyone!