The Liebster Award!


Hello! I have been nominated for the Liebster Award, by the lovely Eleanor! Thank you so much, girly! ❤


The Rules:

  • Acknowledge the blog that nominated you for the award
  • Answer the questions they gave you
  • Give 11 fun facts about yourself
  • Give them 11 questions to answer
  • Nominate 11 other bloggers for the award


The Questions and my answers:

  • If you could have dinner with any person (dead or alive) who would you invite over?

One of my blogger friends, either Bekah or Lizzy! ❤ 

  • Favorite comfort food?

I do not really have a comfort food, but maybe chocolate or fruit, depending. 🙂 

  • Describe yourself in three words.

Christian, caring, creative. (haha, all Cs) 

  • Dogs or cats?


  • Favorite song?

Currently is it:

  • If you could close one fast-food chain which one would you pick?

Umm…maybe, MacDonalds, just because it’s food is bad for you. But it is super popular, so that would be crazy if they closed down!!

  • Would you rather have unlimited chocolate for life or unlimited pizza?


  • What makes you laugh?

Funny people!! 😀 

  • What is one adventure sport you want to try?

Umm…I am not exactly sure what you mean by “Adventure sport” but I googled it and out of those options, probaly skateboarding. 😛 A lot of them involve being up high…and I don’t really like heights. 

  • What is your favorite sport to watch?


  • Do you have any siblings?

Yes, two younger siblings. 



11 Facts about me:

  1. I have to have a calendar on my wall next to my desk!
  2. I love to plan
  3. I have had a watch for over 5 years
  4. I share a bedroom with my little sister
  5. I have 11 ink pads
  6. I put leftover change in an old Snapple bottle and once its full, I’ll count it all, and maybe take it to the bank!
  7. I have trouble with thinking of facts about me
  8. I have a pink alarm clock on my nightstand
  9. I have one American Girl doll
  10. We are having a thunderstorm as I type 
  11. I hate lightning!!



My Questions:

  1. What is your biggest fear?
  2. What is the weather like?
  3. What is your favorite hobby?
  4. Do you like being nominated for tags/awards?
  5. What are you most looking forward to this Summer?
  6. Rain or Snow?
  7. What time do you wake up on the weekend?
  8. Is your bedroom usually clean or dirty?
  9. What is one of your pet peeves?
  10. How long is your hair?
  11. What is your favorite thing on your desk?


My Nominees:

  1. Rachel
  2. Coastal Twins
  3. Rebekah
  4. Hope
  5. Gianna
  6. Jo
  7. Ty
  8. Noel
  9. Mirra
  10. Faye
  11. Laura


Have fun!! And no pressure to do it! ❤ 




Q&A With Brad

Q&A With Brad

Hi! Today I am doing a collab with, Brad!! Please check out his blog, it is awesome!!

I’ll be asking him some questions on my blog and then he will ask me some on his! Let’s do dis!! *dances*


Message from Brad:

Hey there! My name is Brad, and I live in Southwestern Ontario! I am a homeschooled teenager going through high school! I live in the country and love outdoor activities including hockey, volleyball, swimming, biking, and trampoline! Some of my favourite hobbies include listening to Adventures in Odyssey, Blogging, Online Shopping, and exploring the world of Real Estate! My plan is to be a Real Estate Agent when I am older in Northern Ontario! I hope to one day build my dream log home on the lake! (With an indoor pool, of course 😉 ) I have my own blog, ‘Total Bradness,’ and really enjoy blogging! I hope you enjoy the Q&A Collab I do with Gracie!


Bold= Me

Normal= Brad


Gracie: What is your favorite thing to blog about?

Brad: Things that I find Fascinating! #FascinatingFriday!

 Haha, very nice! I like those too!


Gracie: What do you like most about living in Canada?

Brad: I love Tim Hortons! I also enjoy the scenery in Northern Ontario, with large trees, rocks, lakes, and gorgeous fall colours!

Sounds very pretty!!


Gracie: Do you like being homeschooled?

Brad: Yes, it is awesome! I wouldn’t change it for the world!



Gracie: Besides blogging what do you like to do in your free time?

Brad: Listen to Adventures in Odyssey, Explore the world of Real Estate, shop online, rollerblade, bike, play hockey, listen to music, plan family vacations and getaways, and prepare for my future!

Very fun!


Gracie: What is your dream job?

Brad: Real Estate ALL THE WAY!!

Haha, I should have guessed! 


Gracie: What is your favorite thing about Real Estate?

Brad: Interacting with, helping, and getting to know the people I work with!



Gracie: How many US states have you been to?

Brad: I am only going to count ones that I have stayed in, not traveled through. Florida, Vermont, Michigan, South Carolina, and Indiana. (I’m sure I’ve stayed in hotels in other states for a night while traveling, but the main ones I have visited are above.)

Awesome! I have not been to any of those, but I want to!!


Gracie: Do you like to read?

Brad: Not really. I enjoy reading if the subject is about something that I am interested in or can relate to. So, I like AIO books and Real Estate books. Generally, I prefer listening to audio.

Gotcha. 😉


Gracie: What are you most looking forward to this summer?

Brad: Flying to Florida to visit my cousins!!

That sounds soo fun!! 


Gracie: What is your favorite Bible verse?

Brad: I’m not sure which is my favourite, but I really like:

 Proverbs 3:5-6: Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

That is a great one! 


Gracie: When do you listen to music?

Brad: Ooh, thanks for asking!! I listen while I work on schoolwork, while I bike or rollerblade, and on car rides.

Awesome, I listen to music a lot!


Gracie: What is your least favorite subject in school?

Brad: Not sure… English and Logic are pretty difficult right now.



Gracie: What is your favorite chore?

Brad: Probably cleaning my room, because although it isn’t always that fun, it is SO rewarding when I am done!

Haha, very true. I love having a clean bedroom! 🙂 


Gracie: What are you most hoping will happen within the next year?

Brad: I hope to get my driver’s license!

Very exciting!! You will have to blog about it!


Gracie: Who is your favorite AIO character?

Brad: Ahh!! Help, this is WAY too hard! I really like both Jason and Connie. Episodes with Jason are so exciting, especially when he is working on a case. And Connie is an incredible actor! AIO would not be the same without her, she adds so much fun to the show! (But, there are many other characters that I enjoy as well )

Haha, gotcha! 🙂 


Gracie: What writing tool do you like to use the most?

Brad: I highly recommend Grammarly! It is a free writing program that is FAR superior to Microsoft Word. You can download it onto any device or write things online in their app. They also have a free extension for your browser that catches writing and grammar issues on whatever you do online! Whether writing a blog post, messaging a friend, or sending an email, Grammarly will save you from many embarrassing mistakes that you wouldn’t have realized until you hit send.

Agreed, Grammarly is awesome! It has helped me SO much!!


Gracie: What were you doing 12 minutes ago?

Brad: Answering other questions

Oh…I should have thought of that. 😛 


Gracie: What is something you want to get better at?

Brad: I want to get better at blogging! 🙂

Nice! You are, and will continue to! 


Gracie: Do you plan before writing a blog post?

Brad: It depends. Certain ones require a fair bit of preparation like if I were to do a photography post, I would have to go out beforehand and snap some photos. Other posts I can write without a lot of preparation.



Gracie: What is your favorite word?


J – Jesus First

O – Others Next

Y – Yourself Last

I find this word a great reminder of what brings true joy.

Awesome, I love that!!!



That was so fun! Thank you so much for doing this with me, Brad!! It was fun to get to know you better!

Don’t forget to check out Brad’s blog to see my part of the Q&A! 🙂





-a-blogging-hiatus-|My first one|


Happy Sunday!

If you just read this title of this post and thought *what? Gracie is taking a hiatus?!* Then you should read this post before you keep reading!

This is just a quick reminder and update post. 🙂

First off, if you have not taken the survey please do! All the feedback I have gotten has been a help, and more would be awesome! So please take it if you have not already! 

Secondly, my hiatus will be starting this Thursday, the 24th, and will go until the 31st, possibly later. 😉

Thirdly, during my hiatus you will still see posts from me…so it is kinda like hiatus-ish! 🙂 I will not actually be blogging but I will have about 3 posts on this blog and 1 on Welcome to Odyssey, that will be scheduled. I will probably reply to comments, but I may not…I will see. I also signed up for Lydia’s Photography Challenge…I was so excited about it, I forgot about my hiatus! 😛 Three of the weeks I will not be on my hiatus, but then the last week I will be, half-way, so you may see one post for that as well. 🙂



I will miss you all! But hopefully, in June I will be more refreshed and be a better blogger! ❤ You will still see a couple more posts from me before and on Thursday! 🙂


Manual Photography Class -Overview-

Manual Photography Class - Overview-

Howdy friends! As the school year in finishing up for me, I thought it would be fun to show you all the photos I took for the Manual photography class I took at my co-op!


Week 1: Self Portrait-

Gracie's (1)


Week 2: Fast and Slow Shutter Speed-

Gracie's Fast Shutter

Gracie's Slow Shutter


Week 3: Shallow and Deep Depth of Feild- 

Gracie's- Shallow

Gracie's- Deep


Week 4: Manual Photo of anything-



Week 5: Kelvin Photo-

Gracie's (3)


Week 6: Portrait-

Gracie's (2)


Week 7: Portrait- 

Gracie's portrait

Week 8: Manual Photo of anything-

Gracie's (4)


Week 9: Manual Photo of anything-

Gracie's photo

Week 10: Three photos of anything-

Gracie rocks

Gracie's robin

Gracie's flowers


There ya go! We had 12 weeks of class, but 2 weeks we did not have homework.

What did you think of my photos? Have you ever taken photos using Manual mode? Or taken a photography class?


The Cute Critters Tag

Hello! I was nominated for the Cute Critters Tag, by Rachel, the creator of this tag! Thank ya, girly! ❤



Thank the person that nominated you with a link to their blog.

Add the picture above in your post.

Tag at least 6 other bloggers with links to their blogs

Add a link to this original post (

Answer the 6 questions.

Give at least 6 questions (Animal or Pet related)

Have tons of fun!


Questions & My Answers:

  1.  Do you have a pet? If so what’s he/she’s name?- We have some pet chickens/roosters. 
  2. How did you get your pet? What breed is it?– From Big R and a lady. They are different breeds. 
  3. If you don’t have a pet, whats your dream pet?– I do not have a dream pet. 
  4.  Whats your favorite animal and why?– I do not have one. sorry! I am not much on an animal person. 😛 
  5. Share a funny story that happened to you/pet/ or with an animal you saw:– Can not think of any. 
  6.  Share a funny joke about animals:  uhhh…why did the turkey cross the road?! Because the chicken was retired…ya, I made that up.  😀


Sorry, that was kinda boring *hides* I nominate anyone who has and likes pets! 😀





Sunshine Blogger Award

Hey! I got nominated for the Sunshine Blogger award by Bayance in February (sorry this is soo late) and by Ann last month! Thank you both so much!! 🙂


• Thank the blogger who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
• Answer the questions the blogger asked you.
• Nominate new blogs to receive the award and compose new questions for them to answer.
• List the rules and display The Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post.




First I will do Bayance’s:


  •  Favourite romance movie?

I don’t watch any romance movies. 😛

  • What’s the earliest thing you remember?

Not sure, haha!

  • If you could travel anywhere right now, where would you go?

The Eastern US States! 

  • What teacher in school made the most impact on you and why?

I have always been homeschooled and have only gone to a co-op for a couple years, and I have had a lot of the same teachers. So I am not sure.

  • All time favourite quote?

This is not my all-time favorite quote, but it is one of my favorites. 🙂
Image result for inspirational quotes

  • What are your top 3 favourite books?

The Bible, and lots of other books. It is always changing. haha! 

  • Your most recent embarrassing moment?

Laughing at something that was not even that funny, it was not that embarrassing, but oh well! 

  • What age do you feel right now and why?

Uhhh…I feel 16, I guess. I am not sure. 😀 

  • If you could revive someone from the dead, who would it be?

That is tough. I do not know. ❤ 

  • What is your weirdest spam comment? 

I know I have had lots, but I don’t usually read them all, haha! 



Now Ann’s:


• What inspires you to write blog posts?
My followers! ❤ 
• What has blogging taught you so far?
More about writing, graphic design, and the blogging world! 
• What’s your favourite place to write posts? (Maybe your bedroom, living room or garden?)
At my desk in my bedroom.
• Which post on your blog is your favourite one and you’re proud of it?
It kinda changes, but I am pretty proud of the Farm Sale one I did last August when I was just getting back into blogging! 🙂 
• What type of blogs do you like?
I like photography, art, life advice, and blogs about peoples everyday lives. 
• How much time, on average, do you spend to write one blog post?

Probably anywhere from 20mins-3 hours. It depends on the length and if I have lots of graphics/photos. 


————————Thank you two again! ❤


I nominate anyone who has not done this award yet! 🙂 Feel free to answer any of the questions!!

Thanks for reading!!