a n e c k l a c e
oops, I forgot to post this yesterday. 😀 Do you like to wear necklaces? 📿
a n e c k l a c e
oops, I forgot to post this yesterday. 😀 Do you like to wear necklaces? 📿
Blog. Of course, I hope to blog much more this summer. 👩🏽💻
ISH. Sadly I barely blogged this summer until mid-August, but I think a little break was needed.
Naturally Curly. I would like my hair to be just my natural curls more often, and less straightening and curling.
YES. I wore my hair with natural curls almost every day. I think I only straightened my hair twice this summer! So I am quite proud.
Sandals. I want to wear my sandals more and get a fun tan line. 🙂
YES. I wore my sandals a lot. I have feet problems, and these shoes actually don’t make my feet hurt as quickly! Though…I have gotten a few blisters from walking in them too much. 😛
Cold Treats. Eat lots of popsicles, ice cream, slushies, etc. 🍧🍦
YES. Didn’t get a ton, well I guess 1 slushie, 4 iced coffees, and a good amount of ice cream…so I guess I did complete this.
See more sunrises. I am a night owl and like to sleep in. But I have found out that I do enjoy sunrises and being up earlier. ☀
NO. This is a sunset…I saw a lot of beautiful sunsets! 😛 But never woke up early enough to see any sunrises, expect a few at the very beginning of the summer… oops.
Watermelon. Eat lots of yum, yum, yummy, watermelon. 🍉
YES. I could have eaten a lot more, but I got a good amount. (This photo looks weird, but the sun was soo bright) 😛
Laugh & smile. Laughter is so amazing, I hope to laugh a lot this summer. A simple friendly smile can change anyone’s day. 😀
Laughter is always 100% when hanging out with this goof.
LaCroix. Besides, water…this is the best refreshing beverage everr!
YES. La Croix makes life better!
Tan. Get a nice tan but no lobster sunburn this summer, please.
YES. I feel like I got pretty tan this summer, and no sunburn at all, yayy!
Watch my favorite show. I love Christopher Robin so much!! I have already watched it twice, and random parts of it many times. But I want to watch it all the way through again. ❤
YES. Ahh, this show never gets old. Such cuteness. 🥰
Driving. Get better at parking, city driving, night driving, and pass my driver’s license test!! 🚙
YES. Well, I have gotten better at driving…but not good enough at coming to complete stops at the stop signs to be a licensed driver. 🙄
YouTube. My bro and I might start a YouTube channel, we shall see.
NO. We haven’t started one yet…but might at some point in 2019. 😀
Cousin time. Hang out with this goof. We are always talking, laughing, and being funny. Want to hang out with you lottss! ❤
ISH. Only got to hang out 1 on 1 with her once, but got to see her a few other times. But want to hang out again soon! 💞
Youth Group & Bible study. Enjoy time, fellowship, and fun with the youth in my church, and grow closer to God.
YES. Got to hang out with this sweet girl and be goofy at our church garage sale!
Go barefoot. My cousin and I have started taking walks, barefooted, painful, and maybe slightly dangerous. But oh, so memorable, and fun. 😀
NO. Well a few times at the beginning of the summer, but then I was too focused on getting my sandal tan line to walk with barefooted, on walks. Though I did just walk around outside barefoot sometimes.
Babysitting & Job. I hope that I will be able to do more babysitting, and possibly try to get a job, or start babysitting more full time. 👶🏼🧒🏼👧🏼
YES. Ha, crazy times. But also so fun, and I love the cuddles!
Friends. Hang out with friends, I don’t have a ton of super close friends, but hopefully, I can change that this summer and strengthen the friendships I do have. 💞
ISH. Didn’t hang out with many friends besides Kyler and my cousins, but they are all dope so it chill. 😎
Kyler. Speaking of friends, Kyler who is one of my great friends was one of my best friends in my childhood. He lives overseas and is coming to the states for college, and he will be in CO for a few weeks. Can not wait to see him and make more memories like we did during our childhood summers. 🎊
YESS. Him, my siblings, and I got to hang out a lot as well as just him and I twice, so that was wonderful! Really miss him being in CO and getting to hang out.
Move. Our house is under contract, we have to be moved out by the end of July, now we just need to find a house to move into. This will be a busy part of the summer, but exciting. 😀 🏡
YES. We have been living in our house for over a month now already, and it has been great!!
Finish this book. Yes, I still need to finish this book so I can finish that blog series and finish my review. As well as learn from the wisdom of Kristen and Bethany. 🙂
NO. Oops! I feel bad about this, and I will really try to get it done before 2020.
Mini Golf. It’s something we do every summer, usually with the youth group and our cousins. I am not too good at it, but I always have fun!
Yes. Didn’t get to go with our cousin which was sad, but did with your youth group and that was a lot of fun!
Enjoy the outdoors. The winter months here in CO are so long, and the warm summer months are very short, so I would like to get outdoors and enjoy the warmer days more.
ISH. Not as much as I would have liked, but whenever I did it was fun.
Photography. Yes, I want to, and know I will take lots of photos this summer! 📷
YES. I took lots and lots of photos on both my camera and phone. I also got to take someone’s engagement photos! ❤
Hike. This has to do with photography and getting outdoors. I am not a very athletic/outdoorsy human, but I do enjoy taking nature photography a lot, so that is good motivation to go on hikes. 🗻
Only went on one hike sadly. 🙃
Yayy! I was nervous the colors wouldn’t match once I got them, but they did!
Isn’t it so pretty?! ❤
Ahh! Perfect! 😀
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Choose to seek Him with all of your heart. You were made for intimacy. You were made for yada.” -Sex, Purity, and the Longings of a Girl’s Heart
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I have an awesome giveaway to share with you teen girls!! Check out this great book that will be launched this April!!
Giveaway dates: Mar 17 – Apr 15, 2019
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Have a great weekend and keep your eyes out for more news and posts about this book in the next few months! 🙂
How was your Valentine’s Day? Mine was pretty chill. I spent the day doing school, working on this post, making homemade pizza, and hanging out with my family.
The day before Valentine’s Day I made my nails look fancy! Last month I went to a Color Street Nail Party!! 🙂 Color Street nails are like stick on nails. Super neat! I will be showing you how I did mine below.
This is how the packaging looks.
First, it is very important to clean your nails with an alcohol wipe to remove any oils from your nail so the stickers will stick.
There are a few steps in between this…but once you find the right size and do the steps it tells you, it will look something like this. 😀
Since my nails are smaller I can use one sticker for two nails!
After sticking them on all your nails…
You will trim the stickers either with your fingernails on your other hand, or with a cuticle thingy, and/or fingernail trimmer.
I added a top coat…not sure if that is good or not, but it seems to work well for me. 🙂
It’s all done!! They are super easy, so much healthier for your nails! Plus…the first time I did these (this is only my second time) they stayed on for two weeks!!
Happy Valentine’s Day!! ❤ I got new glasses a few weeks ago!! 😀
Before I got my new glasses- the last photo with my old glasses. 🙂
Okay yes, my new glasses don’t have anti-glare…getting new lens with anti-glare this week!! But besides the bad glare, I love my new glasses!!
Ruby and I with our new glasses! 😎
Evergreen. Snow. Blue Skies.
Ruby picked up this block of snow and named it…Frank, I believe. 😛
Silas and Ruby sledding.
The sky was so pretty, lots of fun clouds! ❤
Welp, would you look at that–that snow was a lot deeper than I thought. 😀
Look at my snazzy bro! 😎
Country. Muddy. Dirt Driveway.
Ruby wanted to try to get a photo of her throwing snow. 🙂
Snow angel time.
This photo looks kinda weird…can you even see the snowdrift I was trying to capture? 😛
Sparkly snow. ❄
Do you like snow photography?
How much snow have you gotten in January?
Last week we had a big snow storm (today too, actually) and we went sledding! I braved taking my phone out with me so I could take some pictures…and only dropped it once. 🙄
Mom and Ruby getting ready to sled.
Silas made a cute little snowman!
Snazzy selfie with Ruby. ❤
I dropped my phone is the poweredery snow right after taking this. 😛
Silas sledding trying to snowboard on a sled. 😀
A week ago I had a belated, but very lovely birthday party with some of my friends! It was so much fun!! I thought I would share some photos from that fun day! 🙂
After eating a yummy lunch and talking some, we went up to my room and did each other’s hair and makeup! We also listened to random music and talked about random things. 😛
After we got all pampered up, we went out into the cold and 6 inches of snow to take some pictures, besides it being cold, it was a lot of fun!!
A classic selfie with my wonderful friends!!
My pretty, cute, loving friends! ❤
Our album cover photo 😀
Ahh! I love this photo..so aesthetic feeling. 😍
After taking lots of fun, cute, snowy pictures we came inside and had some hot tea and brownies and chatted.
It was a wonderful couple of hours. My friends made me feel very special and loved. *hugs* They all blessed me with gifts, and very sweet cards!! If any of you girls read this, I just want to say thank you again for the wonderful day you gave me. LOVE YOU ALL! ❤
My mom got me this neat nail kit…so let’s see how this works!
The kit actually only included the two middle items…I had to buy the two that say ‘Gel’.
First, you apply two coats of the step one miracle gel…
Then after those two coats are almost dry you gently apply this fun powdered stuff…
It adds a fun shimmer to your nails, sorry the photo isn’t great…
then you add this special top coat over the shimmer…
Then you add the final top coat…
All done! They look different in different lights, and are shimmery and fun! I did these kinda quick..but they turned out pretty neat! I will do them again for sure! 😀
Welcome back to part two! If you haven’t read part one, please do so now. 🙂
How to Be “Just Friends” with Guys:
“Don’t make your guy friendships all about the two of you. Do your best to keep your friendship focused on group settings. Work hard to incorporate others into the relationship'”
“Don’t make the relationship deeply emotional and feelings oriented. Try to not share deeply from the heart in ways that would draw you two together in an unhealthy and emotional way. Save the deep emotional stuff for your girlfriends.”
“Evaluate your heart, motives, and actions, and make sure your goal is to honor Christ.”
Is It Okay to Date a Non-Christian?:
“Since dating should lead to marriage, it wouldn’t be wise to date a guy who isn’t a Christian”
“Obey God’s Word”
“Trust that His ways are better”
“Place God first in your life”
Qualities to Look For in a Future Husband:
“A husband’s job is to wash his wife in the water of the Word”
“He needs to have a solid relationship with Him”
What To Do When He Comes Calling:
“…Build an intentional friendship before you jump into romance.”
“Getting to know your guy’s heart is key.”
“Ask God for strength to embrace holiness and purity in your relationship. Pray. Pray. And then pray again.”
Romance without Regrets:
3 Key things to pursue during the relationship process:
“God’s plan for purity and holiness is a blessing because it keeps us on the right path.”
“A God-honoring relationship must be built on self-sacrificing love, not self-gratifying lust.”
3 Strategies for pursuing purity:
“…Pray diligently. Pray long and hard every day. Pray for your relationship. Pray for yourself. Pray for your guy. Pray for strength, wisdom, and conviction.”
“We serve a real and living God. He is the source of our strength and power.”
Ten Red Flags to Look For in a Relationship:
“Think of the type of man you hope to spend the rest of your life with.”
“Use wisdom and seek outside counsel from a wiser, older Christian.”
How Do I Know if He’s “the One”?:
“Rather than trying to find our perfect soul mate, we need to make wise decisions guided by the principles from God’s Word.”
Instead of asking, “Is he the one?” Ask yourself, “Is he the one I want to commit the rest of my life to?”
“The more we focus on Christ, the more our marriage thrives.”
What Married Women Want You to Know:
“When you, as a single woman, learn to take all your cares, fears, and concerns to the Lord Jesus Christ on a daily basis your heart will be strengthened.”
“Appreciation from a wife has the potential to inspire her man to become the leader God created him to be.”
“Homemaking is the art of making a house a home.”
“Choose to tap into the endless wisdom and counsel available to you from the godly women in your life.”
A Love Story Worth Fighting For:
“The more we’ve focused on God’s truth, the easier it has become to stand strong.”
“You job is to trust God and serve Him faithfully.”
That concludes my 2 part summary of Love Defined. I hope you enjoyed these two posts. 🙂 This book was a really good read. So many good tips and thoughts. In the back of the book, they have some lists of questions to ask both yourself and your boyfriend. 👍🏼
If you are a teenage girl I highly recommend this book, as well as Kristen and Bethany’s other books, YouTube, and blog.
Have you read this book before?
What are your thoughts?
What do you think of this type of post?
*This was not a sponsored post, just my own thoughts and take on the book*
*All quotes are from the book*
First I want you girls to watch this YouTube video by Girl Defined.
Now I am going to show you some fall outfits that I found on Pinterest!
I’m not big on jeans with holes in them, but I don’t think holes in the knees are as immodest. But as long as the shirt isn’t too low cut, this is a super cute, fashionable, modest fall outfit!
This is another classy outfit, I love the long sweater style ( I personally don’t have one though 😦 )
This is very fall-like. The skirt may be a tad on the short side, but you could always wear leggings/tights. 😉
Now, this outfit isn’t on anyone, so it is a little hard to see how modest it actually is, but it looks pretty cute and modest.
I’ve liked that mustard color on brunettes for years, but I have never had that color in my wardrobe, haha!
This dress is so classic, I love it with the denim jacket!
Here is the mustard color again! It looks like a cozy outfit for a chilly fall day.
There wasn’t too much gold everywhere, but it was kinda neat to see all the different shades of the trees.
The sunlight through the golden trees.
Family selfie…though I don’t know where Silas is. 😛
So, I had them on for…2 Years,5 Months,8 Days.
And lowers ones for…1 Years,8 Months,25 Days.
Now for some pictures of me, beware there are a lot of them, but I am a big fan of before and after photos, so here we go! 😀
Wow, I look so young. I think I was 13yrs old then. See my messed up teeth?!
Little bigger of smiles here, so you can see more of the crookedness. 😉
I am pretty sure I took this right before I went to the orthodontist, not a great pic, but oh well.
Here I was just hours after getting them on, it looks like they are already moving!
Just a few weeks after having braces! Lookin’ a bit better!!
Me the last night with braces, I was soo excited to never have to wear rubber bands again 😛
(excuse the weird glare) I am very excited right before going to the orthodontist!! 😀
More up close 🙂 Look, the wire is actually straight now!
Me with my amazing orthodontist, right before getting my braces off!!
Smiling with free teeth, at Chick-fil-A! 😀 I must say, it was weird to eat without having to worry about having food in my braces!
Ahh! Yay!! No more metal in my mouth, snagging on my cheeks and, yea… FREEDOM!!
My beautiful retainer case…and not so beautiful retainers. 😛
You can not see them as much in the photograph, but if you look closely you might be able to, haha! The retainer is kinda annoying but oh well, it is worth it!
One last photo, a before and after!
Have you had braces? Or a retainer?
Do you like before and after pics?
My hair had gotten pretty long, and the ends were pretty damaged. So I was really needing a haircut.
All done! Wow, it looks a lot shorter, I kinda like it though! 🙂
After my mom cut my hair, I brushed it (it was still wet) then I applied some stuff to my hair for when I flat iron it later!
I don’t have my own flat iron, so I used my mom’s. 😀
Wow, I am not used to my hair being so straight. 😛
Do you flat iron your hair?
How do you like to have your hair?
How long is your hair?
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This was the first time I ever did these, and they went pretty well! They stayed on for about a week. I was helping at camp and using my hands a lot so that did not help.
But if you use the right amount of glue, and don’t play gaga ball a lot, then they should last for around a week! 😛
Have you ever used acrylics?