Desk Tour

Desk Tour

Hey guys! Today, I’m going to give you a tour of my writing desk! πŸ’œ I am so excited that I finally got to write about this because I’d been wanting to for a while. IΒ took some great pictures to go along with it, so I hope you enjoy! πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•

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{My Desk}

I’ve had it since the summer of 2015. My mom got it for me from a secondhand store, and I absolutely love how unique it is. Plus, the reflective black top is really cool!

The funny thing is, it’s the first desk I have ever had. At the last house we lived in, I didn’t have enough space in my room for one. Now that I have space in our new(ish) home, I have loved it that much more!

Without further ado, allow me to introduce it to you! Here’s the overview:

my beautiful desk.

It seriously makes me soooo happy!

The little white lights that my mom got me add such a nice, soft glow to my whole room. Without them, I wouldn’t like my living space half as much. They’re so pretty!!

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If you’d like to learn a little bit more about each thing on and around my desk, keep on reading. 😊

This is where I keep all of my writing utensils, as well as different card games! I got it from Hobby Lobby for $15 last summer, and that was sale price. I think it’s so cool! I love the geometric designs.

This is my little CD player! I got it for $3 from a secondhand store, and even though it can be finicky (there isn’t an on/off button, so I have to plug and unplug it haha), and it will quit playing altogether sometimes if I accidentally hit it with my finger, I still love it.

The chickadee figure ($7) is from a souvenir shop in Tallulah Falls, GA, and the BB-8 plush ($8) was from (out of all the places that sell Star Wars merchandise) Publix. Haha!

The glass candle holder on the left ($2) was from Hobby Lobby, as was the piggy bank, which I’ve had for so long that I can’t remember how much it cost. The gray and white cup was something my mom won in a giveaway, which she gave to me, as she didn’t have a use for it.

Now, on to my favorite part of my room – this blanket! πŸ’œ My mom found it at a secondhand store we went to recently, and my heart just about melted when she showed me. It reminds me so much of the colors in handwoven blankets at markets in Guatemala, and I knew I just had to have it for my room. It was only $3, but I would’ve happily paid more for it! 😍

 

Now I’d like to introduce to you my button collection! I’ve been collecting buttons since 2010, and I’ve gotten quite a lot. I recently went through them and arranged my favorites on this board. It’s a blank canvas that I covered with fabric from Hobby Lobby! It cost less than $5 to make and I love how it turned out.

I got the ‘Grateful’ wooden sign from a craft fair for $5. It’s so cute!

This was from – you guessed it! – Hobby Lobby. If you couldn’t already tell, I buy most of the stuff for my room from there! I got this cacti print for half price at $15 and I love it so much!

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Thank you so much for reading! I hope you liked this tour – I’ll definitely do another one in the future when I redecorate it! πŸ’š

— Maggie

The Blogger Tag

The Blogger Tag

Guess whaaaat! I got tagged for the first time since creating this blog! πŸ˜„

My mom (yep, we’re both bloggers!) over at Living Lighter in Atlanta tagged me to do The Blogger Tag! I’m so excited because I love stuff like this. lol

Hope you enjoy learning a little more about me! πŸ’œ

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The Blogger Tag

1: How tall are you?

I’m 5’6″, although I thought for a while that I was 5’7″. πŸ˜‚

2: Do you have a hidden talent?

I’m really good at photo editing; I love making Disney scene collages, as well as filtering pictures I take at photoshoots.

3: What’s your biggest blog-related pet peeve?

When people tag incorrectly. If I’m browsing a particular tag, I don’t want to see completely unrelated posts pop up!

4: What’s your biggest non-blog-related pet peeve?

When people take God’s name in vain; it really affects me.

5: What’s your favorite song?

That’s such a hard question; I love so many songs! Well … as of recently, I’ve been listening to Castle on The Hill by Ed Sheeran, and Not Afraid Anymore by Leeland, but there are soooo many more that I could list!! πŸ’š

6: What’s your favorite social media website?

My all-time favorite is Pinterest. I’ve been on there since 2011, but I’ve had different accounts over the years. Go check me out!

7: What’s your favorite way to spend your time when you’re alone?

By praying and reading the Bible.

8: What’s your favorite junk food?

FRENCH FRIES

9: Do you have a pet or pet(s)? If so, what kind and what are their names?

I don’t have any pets. However, I used to have a guinea pig named Oreo. RIP to the sweet girl. ❀

10: What are your number one favorite non-fiction and fiction books?

That’s like asking which child is my favorite! Books are my life!

Okay, not really. But I have been reading for a very long time.

If I had to pick favorites, I’d choose The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien and A Proper Pursuit by Lynn Austin for fiction, and for non-fiction, The Bible.

11: What’s your favorite beauty product or tool?

Goodness, I don’t know; I’m not into makeup at all. I love EOS lip balm, though! πŸ˜‚

12: When were you last embarrassed? What happened?

Nothing recent enough to discuss that wasn’t degrading.

13: If you could drink only one beverage (besides water) for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Cherry Dr. Pepper, because I’m a bit obsessed with it! It’s definitely my favorite drink.

14: What’s your favorite movie?

I love Saving Grace, Leap Year, and National Treasure. I can’t pick just one!

15: What was your favorite subject at school?

Either biology or chemistry.

16: If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?

Guatemala. ❀

17: PC or MAC?

PC, because I know how they work; I’ve never even used a Mac.

18: Last romantic gesture from a crush, date, boy/girlfriend, spouse?

I honestly cannot remember. That sounds sad, but I’m fine, really πŸ˜‚

19: Favorite celebrity?

I really like Johnny Depp. 😍

20: What blogger do you secretly want to be best friends with?

There isn’t one, really; I’m already friends with my favorite bloggers!

21: Who is your biggest inspiration?

My mom. She’s my best friend, teacher, cook … πŸ˜‚ Just kidding on the last part! Kind of. I love her so much; I don’t know what I’d do without her.

22: What is your favorite blog to read?

Rainy Day Writings!! 😊

23: What is your favorite high street shop?

There’s an awesome chocolate shop in Dahlonega, GA. I can’t remember the name, but the treats were delicious (all made in-store!), and the aroma of the place was indescribably beautiful.

24: Are you in education or do you work?

I guess you could say I’m in education. πŸ˜‚ Eleventh grade, homie!

25: One thing you are proud of?

My writing. I’ve come a long way from where I was, both in stories I’ve written and on online blogs!

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That was so much fun!! πŸ˜„

Alright, I nominate…

Rainy Day Writings

Trail Of Lights

trendingwithtrina

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Anyone else who wishes to participate, please feel free to do so!

— Maggie

Finding God’s Voice

Finding God’s Voice

When I first came to know the Lord, it was my desire to audibly hear His voice in response to my prayers … but most of the time, that isn’t how the Lord speaks to His children.

In this post, I’d like to share with you how I went from seeking His voice with my ears … to seeking His voice with my heart.

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Any time in the past that I would ask the Lord something that I really desired to have an answer on, I would pause, hoping to hear a response from Him. There would be nothing clearer to me than an audible reply, and because I didn’t know of any other way at the time, that was what I sought.

I never heard anything.

From my young perspective, it appeared that He didn’t care. But as I’ve grown closer to Him, I can clearly see that each and every time He was silent, He was silent out of love – and here’s why.

In seeking His voice and His loving guidance elsewhere, He has taught me to focus more on Him. Merely voicing a request and instantly gaining a response won’t strengthen my faith at all – or, at least, not as much as He desires.

Yes, it would be great to immediately hear from Him sometimes – and when the time is right, He never hesitates to come to our aid. But my faith could not grow if I didn’t encounter trials and difficulties.

We can not fully learn to trust in Him within our comfort zones; He must coax us out of hiding, He must call us to live a life devoted to Him. The more distress we go through with our hearts firmly relying on Him, the stronger our love for Him will be, and the stronger our faith in His timing will be.

When I pray now, I have the firm reassurance that He is always listening, even when He is silent. Thus, I am not concerned that my prayers ever go unheard.

At the perfect time and often in the most unexpected of places, He answers my heart’s desires.

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If our eyes and our hearts are open, He is faithful to respond. Take a look around and see. ❀

— Maggie

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