What did I check off my bucket list this summer?

Happy September everyone. Well, school has started up so summer is over. Time for an overview of what I accomplished on my bucket list for this summer!


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. 

LaCroixBesides, 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 showI 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. 🙃


Pretty glad about what I accomplished this summer on my bucket list. What did you do this summer?



Chapters 1-5 of Sex, Purity, and the Longings of a Girl’s Heart



Hey, girlies! I hope you all are having a great week so far. Today I will be going over the first 5 chapters of Sex, Purity, and the Longings of a Girl’s Heart. 

❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤


     1. We are all sexually broken

“Whether we struggle with a secret sin, occasional lust, sexual promiscuity, homosexual desires, pornography addiction, masturbation, or something else, one thing is clear: we, as women, are sexually broken.”




“He wants to forgive your past (see 1 John 1:9). He wants to redeem your future (see Isa. 61.3). He wants to renew your heart and mind ( see Rom. 12:2). He wants to free you from habitual sin (see Ps. 51:10). He wants to reclaim your understanding of sexuality (see 2 Tim. 2:21). He wants to transform your brokenness into beauty for His glory.”





2. Lust: A girl’s problem too




“When we fantasize about a hot guy who is not our husband, we’re not honoring him and we’re not acting in holiness toward God. We’re lusting when we behave that way. Plain and simple. In the same way, when a guy looks at a woman and undresses her in his mind, he is not honoring her and he is not acting in holiness toward God.”


3. When everything right went wrong

“We no longer know what’s right. We no longer know what’s good. Sex is no longer linked to marriage. Truth is no longer linked to God.”


“Unlike animals, which were created with sexual instincts, humans were created for sexual intimacy.


4. Four cultural lies about our sexual design

“When we choose to embrace anything but God’s good and original design for our sexuality, we buy into an inaccurate reflection of who God created us to be.”


Lie #1: Sexual Identity Is Determined by Personal Desires

Lie #2: Marriage Is a Union Between Any Two Partners

Lie #3: Sex Should Be Embraced in Whatever Way Seems Right

Lie #4: Feminity Is About Being Seductive and Powerful

“We, as Christian women, need to be strong and diligent in chasing down truth.”

“Sex is an amazing life-giving gift from God.”


5. The Hero Every Woman Needs

“Just as Adam and Eve needed a hero then, we too need a hero today. We need someone to forgive us of our sins and guilt.”

“Instead of acknowledging my need for a hero, I was trying to be the hero. And that’s why I wasn’t experiencing long-term change.”

“Jesus offers freedom. He offers forgiveness. He offers restoration. He offers new life.”


What do you think? Have you read this book yet? What are your thoughts on the subjects discussed? 🙂 



Upcoming Posts :)

Heyy friends! …This is my third time writing this intro, and second time writing the whole post. It keeps not saving. WordPress, why?!

So I was super blessed to be able to be a part of the book launch team for Girl Defiend’s newest book – Sex, Purity, and the Longings of a Girls Heart


Get to know, Sex, Purity, and the Longings of a Girl‘s Heart!




Being part of the launch team I was blessed to get the book for free, along with some other bonuses! 


Two pretty quote photos. 


Sista’ hood bandanna. 


A fancy Girl Defined highlighter.


Ahh! I love the cover of the book, it is so pretty! ❤


 “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.”


A super cute sticker! Now…what to stick it on? 😀


So, be on the lookout for a few posts about this book, as I review it and give you a peek inside! 🙂




Sex and the Christian Girl (Part One)



❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ 







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







As you read through the pages of this book, here’s what you’ll discover:




Have you pre-ordered this book yet? What are your thoughts on this subject? 🙂



Sex, Purity, and the Longings of a Girl’s Heart (PRE-ORDER NOW)


 I am so excited to share this new book with you!


Sex, Purity, and the Longings of a Girl’s Heart is officially available for preorder!! This book is going to radically transform the way we view sex & purity. Click the link to see all of the amazing bonuses you will get if you pre-order the book ♥





Please share the word about this amazing book!! Thanks!! ❤ 




Little Winnie the Pooh Books


E n j o y    t h i s    p o s t    o n    W i n n i e    t h e    P o o h

H e    i s    s o    c u t e

I    l o v e    h i m

 L e t    m e    k n o w    w h a t    y o u    t h i n k    o f    t h e s e    t i n y    o l d    W i n n i e

t h e    P o o h    b o o k s    a n d    t h e    p h o t o s ! 🙂  


“It’s so much more friendly with two.”
― Winnie-the-Pooh

“We’ll be Friends Forever, won’t we, Pooh?’ asked Piglet.
Even longer,’ Pooh answered.”

“When you fall on somebody, it’s not enough to say you didn’t mean to; after all, he probably didn’t mean to be underneath you. ”

― Winnie-the-Pooh

“When selecting a new bell-rope for your front door, make sure it isn’t someone else’s tail.”

― Winnie-the-Pooh

“Always watch where you are going. Otherwise, you may step on a piece of the Forest that was left out by mistake.”

― Winnie-the-Pooh

“If the person you are talking to doesn’t appear to be listening, be patient. It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear.”

― Winnie-the-Pooh

“If the person you are talking to doesn’t appear to be listening, be patient. It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear.”
― Winnie-the-Pooh

“Love is taking a few steps backward maybe, even more, to give way to the happiness of the person you love.”

― Winnie-the-Pooh

“People who don’t’ Think probably don’t have Brains; rather, they have grey fluff that’s blown into their heads by mistake.”

― Winnie-the-Pooh

“A day without a friend is like a pot without a single drop of honey left inside.”

― Winnie-the-Pooh

“What should happen if you forget about me?” asked Pooh.

“Silly old bear, I won’t ever forget about you,” said Christopher Robin.”

“People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.”
― Winnie-the-Pooh

“A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise.”
― Winnie-the-Pooh

“When going around a spinney of larch trees Tracking Something, be sure it isn’t your own footprints you are following. ”

― Winnie-the-Pooh

“When having a smackerel of something with a friend, don’t eat so much that you get stuck in the doorway trying to get out.”

― Winnie-the-Pooh



What   is   your   favorite   Winnie   the   Pooh   quote? 🍯


Love Defined { Kristen Clark & Bethany Baird} PART TWO

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:


  • Is this guy a genuine Christian?
  • Are we both mature enough to enter into a serious relationship?
  • Could I see myself potentially marrying him?

“…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: 

  1. Worship 
  2. Purity 
  3. Holiness


“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:

  1. Memorize Scripture
  2. Establish boundaries 
  3. Seek accountability 


“…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:


  1. He has a shallow relationship with God 
  2. He pulls you down spiritually 
  3. He’s stuck in habitual sin 
  4. He pressures you to compromise sexually 
  5. He’s rushing the relationship 
  6. Wise people in your life don’t support the relationship 
  7. He has very few spiritual convictions 
  8. He doesn’t keep his word 
  9. He wants to keep the relationship a secret 
  10. He’s obsessed with himself 


“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*


Love Defined { Kristen Clark & Bethany Baird} PART ONE


Hello girls! Today I am going to be sharing my thoughts on Love Defined



What are the chapters in Love Defined? 


  1. Love, You Are Oh So Complicated 
  2. Seeing through the Fairy Tale Facade 
  3. The Merry-Go-Round Method for Modern Relationships 
  4. From Little-Girl Crushes to Big-Girl Relationships 
  5. Getting to the Heart of Love, Marriage, and Sex 
  6. Taking femininity into Your Love Life 
  7. God’s Timeless Method for Lasting Relationships 
  8. When Your Heart’s Desire Is Unfulfilled 
  9. Five Strategies for Thriving When Your Heart’s Desire Is Unfulfilled as a Single Girl 
  10. How to Be “Just Friends” with Guys 
  11. Is It Okay to Date a Non-Christian?
  12. Qualities to Look For in a Future Husband 
  13. What To Do When He Comes Calling 
  14. Romance Without Regrets 
  15. Ten Red Flags to Look For in a Relationship 
  16. How Do I Know if He’s “the One”?
  17. What Married Women Want You to Know 
  18. A Love Story Worth Fighting For 


Let’s break down this book chapter by chapter! ❤

Love, You Are Oh So Complicated:

Not much to say. It is only a few pages long, more of an intro. 🙂

Seeing through the Fairy Tale Facade: 

“The Fairy Tale Facade is like a beautiful false front…The exterior looks great, but behind the false front is nothing more than a wreck” 


“The Fairy Tale Facade promotes the idea that we can completely ignore God’s design for love, sex, and romance, and still have lasting, satisfying results”

The Merry-Go-Round Method for Modern Relationships:

“The primary goal of the Merry-Go-Roud Method is rooted in and fueled by a desire to please self”

This chapter talked about how we as girls join the Merry-Go-Round Method. It is all only to bring attention to yourself, and it’s not real love. When Mr. A disappoints us, we cry then move on to Mr. B…and it just keeps going, like a Merry-Go-Round.

From Little-Girl Crushes to Big-Girl Relationships:

“God wants to teach you powerful truths from His Word”

This chapter talked about Kristen’s and Bethany’s crushes. And what they learned from those relationships.

Getting To The Heart of Love, Marriage, and Sex:

“God’s perfect Word contains more wisdom than every chick flick and romance novel combined”

“Marriage. A magnificent institution created by God Himself”

“God intentionally created the act of sex to be powerful and bounding in marriage”

“Embracing God’s plan for marriage, and sex will radically change your life”


This chapter talked about a lot of really good stuff, but definitely for an older teenage girl. 😉 

Taking Femininity Into Your Own Love Life:


Four ways to bring femininity into your love life: 

  1.  Let him initiate 
  2. Encourage Godly Leadership 
  3. Promote purity
  4. Point him to Christ 

“Let us use femininity to promote purity in the lives of the men around us”

“Don’t initiate and pursue out of fear of losing the guy”

God’s Timeless Method for Lasting Relationships:


“Glorifying God should be the goal for every stage of the relationship process”

Use God’s Timeless Method Vs. the Merry-Go-Round Method

The goal of God’s Timeless Method = Glorifying God.

Step 1: Cultivate the right heart

Step 2: Choose to seek wisdom 

Step 3: Concentrate on God’s truth 

Step 4: Count on Christ to satisfy you 

Step 5: Continue to trust God if it ends 


“Instead of being on the hunt for Mr.Right, we need to be in the Word, becoming Miss Right”

“We must center our feelings on God’s truth, to see clearly”

When Your Heart’s Desire Is Unfulfilled:


“If our trust in Christ is secure, our worries and concerns about getting married will quickly fade into the background.”

” True joy can only be found in the Lord”

“Trusting God is one of the simplest but most difficult concepts to actually live out.”

Five Strategies for Thriving as a Single Girl:


Live all out for Christ 

Intentionally grow in Godliness

Look for opportunities to serve 

Embrace the unique aspects of this season

Expand your community beyond only singles 


“Get outside of your normal friend groups and experience the benefits offered by those in different seasons”


Okay, this post is already 600 words…so I just decided to make this a two-parter. 🙂 I will cover the rest of this amazing book in part two!! 



What have you thought of Love Defined so far? 

Have you read this book before?

Any thoughts? 


*This was not a sponsored post, just my own thoughts and take on the book*

*All quotes are from the book*


Girl Defined-Book & Blog Recommendation –




Hello, ladies!! I hope y’all are having a great week!

–Today I have a book and blog recommendation!!–

This past summer I was in a book club with some of the girls from my church, we read about three books (all great) but, one I really liked was Girl Definedtoday I am going to tell you ladies more about it!





Their online shop

Topics discussed:

  • Feminity Gone Wrong
  •  Getting Back to God’s design 
  •  When It Comes To Beauty, True Love, and Hard Work
  • Choosing to Become a Girl Defined by God
  •  Feminity Worth Fighting For





That’s hard, haha. Everything they talk about is great. I loved the book, but I like their blog posts and YouTube videos just as much, maybe more. They talk a lot about modesty and relationships, very helpful!!

Some of their tips for dressing cute, and modest, are my favorite!!



They post something weekly, and they post YouTube videos every Wednesday. They cover many topics that Christian teenage girls (and Christian women) deal with. It is very helpful.

If you are a Christian girl, teenager or not, I DEFINITELY recommend it!! 


Here is the link to their blog.







Have you heard of Girl Defined before?

Did you check out their blog and book?



*This was not a sponsored post*

Book Review of Little Men by Louisa May Alcott



This is my first book review!

BeFunky Design-Book review

*Yes, I made this graphic before I changed my name, and I don’t wanna make a new one 😛 *

~This book was written by Louisa May Alcott~

Little Men--

I have never done a book review before so this might be interesting 😛 BUT…I’m still gonna give it a try 😀

Sooo without further ado, here I go! 


Author: Louisa May Alcott

Illustrator – Anna Marie Magagna 

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap, Inc.

Copyright – 1963

Pages – 312


So, I started reading it this summer, but just now finished it :D…Don’t worry bookworms, I was busy and was reading other books, so that is why. 😉

I had been looking for a book to read one night and thought *I should start reading Little Women* But, to my shock, WE DID NOT HAVE IT!! So, I decided to start reading Little Men instead. I really enjoyed it…


|Overview: There are about a dozen young boys and about 2 young girls that live at an informal school called, Plumfield, run by Jo March, now Jo Bhaer. Their days consist of school, chores, and playing outside. There is always a lot of excitement like you’d expect from a bunch of young boys. They go through everyday life together, hardship and rejoicing. 


|The Characters:

Jo Bhear/ Aunt Jo– Kind and loving

Mr. Laurence/ uncle Laurie– Kind and a Father

Nat– Adventurous and 

Tommy Bangs/Teddy– The “baby” and caring

Daisy(twin)– Cheery and homemaker wanna be

Demi(twin)– Love for learning and a book lover

Nursery — The “Nanny”

Emil– Quick-tempered and older

Dick — Merry and young

Dolly — A boy and 8 years old

Ned — 14 years old and a hard worker

Jack — Sly and smart

Silas– Farm help, kind and hardworking 

Asia– The maid, so a great cook

Bella — Little and very pretty

Dan — Adventurous and older 

George / Stuffy– Loves food and kinda plump 

Billy — Very smart  

<I think that was all of them, I am probably missing a few>


|What I thought about it: I really enjoyed it!! I loved the adventure part of it! It was a little hard to follow, their grammar and such. But, I will probably read it again. I read it over the course of about 4 months, so I don’t remember as much as I would have liked, but I still really liked it!! I would recommend it! Well, that’s all I’ve got to say 😛 


<<Some quotes>>



This slideshow requires JavaScript.


So…I don’t think I did very well, but I need to get this posted 😀 So I hope it made sense and that Y’all like it 🙂







Have you read Little Men or Little Women?

What book are you currently reading? 

Should I do another book review post?


By the way, this is my 100th post!! YAY!! *dances*