Blogging Updates, Events, Goals, and Surveys

Super Exciting News!!

I finally did it. I got up the nerve to go ahead and send off an article to The Rebelution blog. If you're not familiar with the "Rebelution" and "do hard things", let me explain. "The Rebelution" was a movement started by Alex and Brett Harris and their book, Do Hard Things. They say that… Continue reading Super Exciting News!!

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Life Experiences, Thoughts, Tips and Advice

Beauty, Insecurities, and Contentment

I sigh as I look in the mirror. My hair is a mess, my face just had an outbreak of acne, and I feel depressed. I've worked on trying to get a hairstyle right for an hour, and I just can't make it look like the picture online. Finally, I give up and settle for… Continue reading Beauty, Insecurities, and Contentment

Hair, School

5 Cute AND Easy Back-to-School Hairstyles

Can you believe it's that time again?! Time for new pencils, new grades, and new experiences. It's time for school! I always look forward to my first day of CC, and I like to dress up a little. One of the things I struggle with is finding an easy AND cute hairstyle. Today, I'm going… Continue reading 5 Cute AND Easy Back-to-School Hairstyles

Life Experiences, Thoughts

My Testimony

Tears streamed down my face. I had tried so hard to follow the rules and had failed. I was stuck and didn't know what to do. I'm in a big, Bible believing family, and I have gone to church all my life. I would say that I've always seemed pretty religious. I've seemed to be… Continue reading My Testimony

Life Experiences, Thoughts, Tips and Advice

An Open Letter to the Girl Who is Moving

Hey there, friend. I know how hard it is. Moving is tough, and today I want to encourage all of you who are moving this summer. First, I want you to remember that God is with you. Even if your friends desert you; even if no one welcomes you, God is still there. Even if… Continue reading An Open Letter to the Girl Who is Moving

Life Experiences, Thoughts, Tips and Advice

A Running Start

So you want to join track? Already planning for next spring? If so, today I'm writing for you. As you probably know, I joined a middle school track team this past spring and had a great experience. I'm not a track or running expert by a long shot, but today I want to give you… Continue reading A Running Start

Life Experiences

When Your Car Breaks Down 1.5 Hours Away From Home

Yes, it happened again. Instead of my brother's car, it was our family mini van. There was a lot of deja vu (because of the last time this happened), but there was also a lot of kindness that was shown to our family. I even got a ride in a police car! But don't worry,… Continue reading When Your Car Breaks Down 1.5 Hours Away From Home

Blogging Updates, Events, Goals, and Surveys, Life Experiences, Thoughts, Tips and Advice

2019 Summer Challenge

Pretty much everyone is relieved when summer break comes. We try to take advantage of our free days and times... How? By doing nothing. Eventually, "bored" is an everyday word, and we end up dreading our summer break and longing for it to be over. Today, I want to challenge you: take advantage of your… Continue reading 2019 Summer Challenge

Crafts, Life Experiences, Recipes, Tips and Advice

Making Macaroons: What YOU Can Learn From MY Mistakes

Recently, I have been experimenting with pastries. I tried cream puffs, macaroons, and I am hoping to learn how to make baklava. Here is what I learned from my most recent recipe: buttercream macaroons. And don't worry… they are hard to make, but still doable.  If you like meringues you will enjoy these!   1. Don't… Continue reading Making Macaroons: What YOU Can Learn From MY Mistakes

Life Experiences, Tips and Advice

Getting Up When the Alarm Goes Off

"Beep ! Beep! " There goes my alarm! I groan and hit the snooze. Getting up in the morning is extremely difficult for me. Sometimes I press the snooze for hours. Sometimes I get up and freshen up for the day and then decide to go right back to bed. Then, there are those miraculous… Continue reading Getting Up When the Alarm Goes Off