Be Happy, Get Happy

Be Happy, Get Happy

Hey guys, and happy Monday! ❤ This morning, I wanted to share with you a beautiful, inspiring post that my sweet blog friend, Cherylene, shared with her followers today. If you’re looking for a bit of inspiration to start off your week, I highly recommend that you read this post and check out the rest of her blog! Happy blogging! ❤

Be happy, get happy Right now in this moment, Right where you are I dare you! Near or far shine bright Like the star that you ARE!!! Be happy, get happy Because it may be your last chance When you walk out that door You don’t know how your day will go Those who…

via Be Happy, Get Happy — LivingvsExisting

December Photography Challenge || Week Two

December Photography Challenge || Week Two

Hey guys! I hope you all had a beautiful week. 🙂 ❤ This is week two of participating in my blogging friend Gracie’s December photo challenge. You can check out the photos she’s shared so far here!

As you saw last week, I’m posting my photos for each prompt on the Sundays in December. Let’s see what pictures I took last week!

Day 3 – Family

Because there are so many people in my family, it’s a challenge to get everyone in the same place (also in the same mood, haha) at the same time. However, Samuel was enthusiastic about posing in front of the Christmas tree with me! He’s looking a little beat-up right now because he lost his first baby tooth recently (he was so happy!), and he has a scar between his eyes from falling last month.

Day 4 – Angel

A birthstone ornament of my brother’s! I love the green of its robe, and the detail of the tree lights reflected in the glass of the angel’s body is just beautiful. I’m very happy with how this picture turned out!

Day 5 – Sky

The beautiful sky above our house that afternoon! Our weather has been pretty scattered and varied recently; some clouds, a bit of sunshine, lots of rain, a bunch of fog – and it’s slowly getting colder. I love when the clouds look like they do in the above picture; they appear to be a huge cotton ball blanket, or something. It’s so pretty!

Day 6 – Something Gold

You can see our Christmas tree reflected in a few of the bells! I love seeing this little decoration up in December; usually we have it on a door, not the wall, so that we know when someone goes in and out of the house / room. lol

Day 7 – Something White

My snowman mug! I’m not using it as a drinking cup currently, since I really like it as a decoration. It’s such a nice addition to my other Christmas / winter decor!

Day 8 – Under the Tree

Some of the beautiful presents we have wrapped! Samuel has really enjoyed getting to wrap all the presents he bought / made for us this year, and I love wrapping presents, too. It’s fun seeing these under the tree all month! (Well, until Christmas morning, hehe)

Day 9 – Something Green

This is Samuel’s favorite little elf stuffed animal! My mom got it for him last Christmas, and he was very happy to be reunited with it this year. It has such a cute little face, and it used to sing ‘Deck the Halls,’ but quit working when we got it out last week (which made Samuel very sad). Still, we all think it’s very cute 🙂


Thank you for reading, guys! I’m excited to get to share more photos next weekend. Until next time, I hope you all have a beautiful new week!

Spotlight Saturday – Gracie from Through the Eyes of Gracie

Spotlight Saturday – Gracie from Through the Eyes of Gracie

Hey guys! I hope you’re having a beautiful weekend. x Today, I’m happy to share with you today a new interview that I recently wrote with one of the nicest bloggers I know! I hope you all enjoy!


Spotlight Saturday #19

Hey everyone! Thank you for coming by this Spotlight Saturday post. ❤ This week, I have gotten to interview a lovely blogger that I met last month. She writes about her life, such as photography, crafts, and her other hobbies! Please welcome Gracie from Through the Eyes of Gracie!

Hello everyone!! I am very excited to be a part of Maggie’s lovely blog!! This should be super fun!

Yes, definitely! I can’t wait to get started (: Let’s begin with this first question: Why did you decide to start your blog, Through the Eyes of Gracie?

Good question, haha. Well, over a year ago I found my friend Sophie’s blog and thought it would be fun to start a blog, and post crafts so I started Craft Time I posted occasionally, but not very often. Then this past August I started posting more often. But mostly photography and everyday life, so I decided to change my blog name a month or so ago, and that is where I am at now. 🙂

That’s awesome! I love it when friends and family inspire us to try something new. 🙂 Blogging is such a wonderful experience! My next question for you is, what are your favorite kinds of posts to write? And can you share some posts you shared recently that fall under those categories?

My favorite posts to write are DIY, photography, tags, and life…wow, haha. That is basically my blog summed up, haha. I just really enjoy blogging, no matter what it is. 🙂

Hehe same!! I love writing a variety of posts, as well. Those are all great posts that you’ve shared! Your ‘Thankful For Photography Challenge’ was a lot of fun to follow along with. ❤ Here’s my next question: what inspires and motives you to blog?

Thanks! I am not sure, I would probably have to say, my followers. I have many awesome followers, and they are all so encouraging in what I am blogging about! ❤

You’re welcome! And that’s wonderful 🙂 Followers are such an encouragement. ❤ Do you have any blogging advice you’d like to share with other bloggers?

Yes. It is kinda common advice but, DO NOT get discouraged if you don’t have a ton of followers, it will happen! Also …

” … even if you don’t have lots of followers, post like you do, because one day you will, and then you will already have great posts for them to read!”

That’s really good advice! It’s discouraging for most bloggers at first, but if you’re consistent in posting and reaching out to bloggers, they will come! ❤ Now that we know a good amount about your blog, tell us about yourself! What are some of your hobbies and interests? Why do you love them?

I am really into photography, blogging (obviously), violin, and crafting. I love photography because it helps you capture the beauty of God’s creations! I’ve kinda already told why I like blogging. I have wanted to play the violin for years, then a few years ago my Dad’s parents found a violin at GoodWill!! I was so excited, I did not get lesson until a year or so after that. I have been playing for about a year and a half now. 🙂 As you can probably tell, I am a very artist-y girl, I love being creative and expressing that!

Ooh those all sound amazing! What a wonderful way to begin playing the violin. I love surprise finds at thrift stores! It always makes my day! ❤ Aw I’m the same way! Being artistic and creative is so much fun. Here’s my next question for you: Why are you thankful for blogging?

I am thankful for blogging because it allows me to shows others DIYs, photography, and encourage other blogger and readers. But, most importantly, show the love of Jesus Christ.

Amen! Those are all beautiful reasons to enjoy blogging. Thank you so much for letting me interview you, Gracie! I really enjoyed this. 🙂 xx

Thank you. That was so much fun!!


Thank you so much for reading!

I know that you guys will enjoy Gracie’s blog. ❤

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Happy Saturday to all of you!

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