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…
No…we didn’t get him a box of tissues too haha
He got his drill with a light haha
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
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….
“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?
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!
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:
Name 10 favorites and 10 least favorite things in your life
Nominate at least 4 people (or more)
10 Favorite things of mine:
Garden – it’s super therapeutic and cool fun to grow food and it’s also very sustainable!
Farming – you get to watch new life being born every spring, it’s hard work but VERY rewarding.
Smoothies – I LOVE SMOOTHIES!!!! I have one every single morning packed with veggies, fruit, and nut milk (hint hint smoothie recipes coming soon)!
Rabbits – Their the most amazing animals on earth….their clean, loving, sweet, adorable, amazing, cute, etc….
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).
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.
Swimming – ANYWHERE, ANYTIME, ANYPLACE! I love swimming in cold water (yes I’ve swam in March).
Family – my amazing siblings are always there for me and SUPER silly. My mom and dad are the best parents any person could have. ❤
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
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:
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!
Uneven eyebrows – I don’t know about any of you, but uneven eyebrows drive me crazy!
Did I mention dog hair?
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.
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*
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).
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.
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.
Overcooked or undercooked food – it reminds me of chicken butchering (don’t ask).
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 never thought when I started this blog I would reach 100! You guys are such amazing followers and your comments always make my day! You are amazing! So just to show you how much I appreciate you, I’m doing a giveaway!!!
Yay! I am so excited!
A couple things before you enter:
This is for U.S.A residents only. I know I have followers from the UK and i’m sorry to say you wont be able to enter. 😢 It’s not that I don’t love you guys it’s just with shipping overseas it can be expensive.
The winner will be announced May 28th! You can enter up to the 27th!
Entering will get you 1 point. There are 2 other things you can do in the form where you enter…
Happy National Apple Pie Day! Today is a super exciting day! The amazing Jenna from Pen+Pine sent me one of her gorgeous items to review and give away. Before we get into the review, let me just say that this is one of the coolest items I’ve ever given away! I really think y’all are […]
Hey, guys (Abby here)…so yesterday, I got tired of reading and wanted something fun to do! Sooo instead of painting my wall (which I was extremely tempted to do) I went and got a paint can and boom started painting…..my dresser! It’s something I had actually done recently but didn’t like the color that much as it didn’t match the decor of my room.
I absolutely LOVE how it turned out! I’ve been trying to get all my room to match better so I love having a brighter color in my room!
Also, I have some BIG news! There’s a new blogger in our midst! So hop on over to Bekah’s Blog – Owl Serve Jesus and follow her (she’s not related to my co-writer Beka lol)! I’ll be doing an interview with her very soon so you guys can officially meet her!
Hey guys! Beka here with an exciting DIY face mask! I’m really looking forward to blogging here and I’m so excited to show you some fun ways to take care of your body!
Activated Charcoal has the ability to pull out toxins from your pores.
Bentonite Clay has the really fun ability to pull out heavy metals (and no I don’t mean steel and tin foil).
Tea Tree Oil is antifungal meaning it helps opens your pores and remove acne (acne is basically an infection on your face).
Raw Honey has the ability to maintain a soothing effect and helps remove oils from your face that aren’t supposed to be there.
Here is an example of what you’ll need:
Directions (DO NOT use a metal spoon when touching bentonite clay):
1 & 1/2 Tablespoon of Bentonite Clay
1 teaspoon Activated Charcoal
4 drops of Tea Tree Oil
A dash of water
1 & 1/2 teaspoon of raw honey/regular honey (we used about a spoonful)
Stir together Bentonite Clay and Activated Charcoal with a plastic or wooden spoon till mixed thoroughly. Mix in Tea Tree Oil and water till paste-like. Add honey and mix till combined (note if you use raw honey, it won’t like mixing together so it’ll take a bit of patience).
I have a beautiful model here and after having her clean her face with cold water, I got her to sit still and I put the charcoal mask on with my CLEAN hands avoiding her eyes, mouth, nose, and eyebrows (warning the mask will stain them so BEWARE)!
With the Mask…..
Let the mask sit for 15 minutes (or till it begins to feel dry & tightened). This also is a great way to get your siblings to be quiet because it quite literally glues their mouths shut (not permanently) lol. Get a hot washcloth and drape it over their face and let it sit till the washcloth is cold. Allow them to finish washing it off with warm water and pat it dry with a clean towel.
AFTER the Charcoal Mask: After using Bentonite Clay and Charcoal their face will be pretty dried out so I made an oil cleanse with some Almond Oil (just a dash) and had her massage it into her face for a minute. Follow up with a hot washcloth (use a new one) and allow it to cool once again. Then pat it dry with a new clean dry washcloth.
And that’s it! A quick easy way to help treat your skin from any scaring, oil/dry, and dirty pores. Remember not every skin type is the same so use what’s best for you! This has been something my family has found useful and creative (also makes you look like a panda, which is cool).