Sunshine Blogger Award, Pt. 2!

Sunshine Blogger Award, Pt. 2!

Hello there everyone!! How’s your Monday going? (: The weekend is sadly over, but hey, it will be back before we know it! On top of that, always remember that we have the power to make today the best day ever, even if it is a Monday. ❀ Just a bit of weekly motivation for you there, as I definitely need it at the beginning of the week!

For this post, I’m back with another award, as I’ve really enjoyed doing these lately. xx Two different wonderful bloggers gave me this award, so I’d like to shout out to them here!! Patsy from Patsy Arts is a lovely girl that I recently met in the blogosphere – she shares all of her beautiful artwork and photography over on her blog. I really like her site! The other blogger is Princess Blabbermouth, whom I’ve known for a bit longer. Her posts are always cracking me up. I love her sense of humor, and reading all the different posts she shares is such a joy! I highly recommend that you go check out those bloggers and their awesome blogs.

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Now, let’s do this award!

My answers to Patsy’s questions!:

  1. What is your favorite Disney movie? Ooh Robin Hood, most definitely! It never gets old; I could watch it all the time.
  2. Do you prefer cooking or baking? For most of this year, it was strictly baking, but now I love a good balance of both.
  3. How long do you do blogging? Do you mean on a daily basis? ‘Cause if so, then too much, haha. In case you meant how long have I been a blogger, seven years.
  4. Favourite memory? Meeting my favorite band (Leeland) was one of the best moments of my life so far. I still need to write a post on that experience!
  5. Are you a gamer? I love a good strategy game every now and then, but no, I wouldn’t consider myself a gamer. I’m just a person who loves playing games sometimes. I think there’s a difference? haha!
  6. What social media do you use? Twitter, Pinterest, and Goodreads!
  7. What is your favorite quote? “Invest in those who invest in you.”
  8. Do you play any instrument? Yes; the piano keyboard.
  9. Use three words to describe yourself. Creative (especially in writing), funny (I’m always cracking a joke), and curious (I love coming to better understand the world around me).
  10. Do you watch any YouTubers? I used to, but I don’t anymore.

On to the questions Princess passed on!:

  1. What’s the best thing a blogger can give to their readers? I have a few things: good content, a solid online presence (whether that’s posting a few times a day or once a week, it depends on the blogger), and thoughtful conversation in the comments section!
  2. What has been your strategy for creating visibility to yourself and your blog? I read lots of other blogs and am always talking to my buddies here on WordPress, and many of them come by my blog, as well. I also tag accurately so others can find me through the Reader πŸ™‚
  3. Name some of the bloggers whom you look up to and why? If I’m always showing up in your notifications, then you are someone I truly admire as a blogger! Y’all know who you are ❀
  4. What do you find most challenging about blogging about your topic? Well, for months I loved writing posts about the Lord, and that has slowly (sadly) gotten harder to do. It may be because I have so many different topics to write about that that one gets pushed to the side, but I really think it’s simply where I am in my walk with the Lord. πŸ™‚ To answer the question, writing about one’s favorite topics can actually be harder than one would think.
  5. Can you tell us a little about yourself? I am seventeen years old, I love the Lord and my family, blogging is my favorite thing to do, I’m always listening to music, and one day I desire to work in the mission field. ❀
  6. What would be your ideal working environment? Probably a place that serves coffee – basically, a cafe!
  7. How do you want to improve yourself in the next year? I’d love to develop more patience and understanding for those around me, as well as for myself.
  8. Tell me about your proudest achievement? I completed five Spanish courses on a language learning app over the course of about eight months! That’s over 1700 words and phrases!
  9. What is your greatest achievement outside of blogging? Since I answered that above^ I’ll give a blogging achievement here: keeping up with a blog for this long (all of 2017 so far) has been an absolute joy, although quite difficult at times! (Remember the May blogging challenge, guys? haha)
  10. What’s your best advice for making money online? I have very little knowledge of maintaining an online business or anything like that, so I really couldn’t say. However, bloggers, Etsy shop owners, and YouTubers all get lots of greenbacks for what they do, so becoming one of those might be the way to go!

I nominate:

The Beyoutiful Gal, CC&C, Kittyp0p, and My Blessing By Grace! all four of you lovely ladies add SO much sunshine to my Reader! xxx

My questions for you:

  1. What’s something you did recently to make someone else laugh or smile?
  2. Where’s somewhere that you loved visiting?
  3. What are your bag/purse essentials?
  4. What’s at the top of your bucket list?
  5. One of your favorite inspirational quotes?
  6. Do you have any nicknames? What are they?
  7. Which celebrity crush have you had for the longest?
  8. Favorite type of treat?
  9. Your favorite song to listen to on road trips?
  10. What was the best moment of your week so far?
  11. What’s one piece of advice you have for other bloggers?

Thanks so much for coming by my blog today, guys! I have a very fun post to share with you tomorrow; I loved writing it and can’t wait for y’all to see it. πŸ™‚ Also, congratulations to my nominees – thank you so much for doing what you do!!

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August Twentieth, Two-Thousand Seventeen

August Twentieth, Two-Thousand Seventeen

Hi there, guys! I hope you’re all having a beautiful day. πŸ™‚ It has been a while since I did one of these life update/happenings posts, so that’s what I’ll be sharing today!

This afternoon, I went out with my mom and little siblings to go to our favorite mall, which is called Sugarloaf Mills! It had been years since we went, so I’m very happy we got to go back today.

Just like we did at Zoo Atlanta a couple months ago, my mom went around with Samuel and Elizabeth while Joshua and I went off together. I love having these types of outings with him, and today was great!

First, we browsed around Booksβ€’Aβ€’Million, which is the first store you come to from where we parked, then we headed to the back of the mall. We passed by this awesome larger-than-life Batman, and we had to take a selfie with it!

We also took a picture with Deadpool (which you can see to Joshua’s right), but I accidentally cut off the figure’s head in the pic! πŸ˜‚β€οΈ

Once we were finished there (which was a music store, by the way), we went to Dave&Busters (a huge arcade) for Joshua to enjoy playing some games.

I followed him around and experimented with pictures, as I didn’t feel like spending money on arcade games today!

The picture above is of him playing one of his favorite games there. It’s a robot shooting game, so it wasn’t too graphic haha!

We looked around the prize shop, where he got some candy with the tickets he earned, and I got excited when I saw this pillow. Made me think of you, Beyoutiful!

With that, we headed back out to the mall.

We ended up passing by a store I forgot was there, called Earthbound. They have beautiful clothes, notebooks, room decor, etc. from all over the world, and I love looking around there! Many of the things were out of my buying range, but I didn’t mind. However …


When I found the section with things made in Guatemala, it was meant to be!! Both of these worry doll packages (which I’ll show you in a moment) were affordable and I’m so happy I got them!


GUYS!! I love them so much! πŸ˜‚πŸ’•πŸ’• I’ve been eyeing Guatemalan worry dolls for months on Etsy, and what do you know, the Lord provided a little gift for me today. xx

Now, let’s talk about the wonderful food Joshua and I got:D

He and I both love pretzels (I love ’em more), and Auntie Anne’s has some of the best!! I got the sugar bites, and he got the pretzel hot dog bites.

Once we finished our treat, we walked over to my favorite thing to do at the mall – mini car racing!

Call me immatureπŸ‘ΆπŸΌ but this race track is super fun – and affordable!!! I even won first place today which was AWESOME since I was the only girl racing πŸ˜‚πŸ’–πŸ’πŸΌ

We passed by Mom, Sam and Elizabeth after we left the racing place, so we talked to them for a few minutes. After discussing where we’d meet a little later in the afternoon, Joshua and I went to a store with lots of cool things from China – including katanas (pictured above), which J loved looking at haha!!

With that done, we went to the last store for the day, which was Bass Pro Shops. It was our first time there and MAN, was it huge!! Joshua loved looking around at the guns, bows, fishing poles … and I loved looking at these signs!

It’s so accurate, it hurts! πŸ˜‚

So you’ll have to tell me what YOU’VE been up to today, guys! Anything awesome or fun? Relaxing, even? (That’s the best type of weekend honestly haha) Definitely let me know in the comments below! πŸ’š Thanks for reading!

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Spotlight Saturday | Christ, Crafts & Cuisine

Spotlight Saturday | Christ, Crafts & Cuisine

Hello there, guys! I hope that you’re all having a fantastic weekend. πŸ’œ Wonder of wonders, I managed to have two Spotlight Saturday interviews to share with y’all two weeks in a row! *brain explodes* That’s pretty amazing, and it was only possible because of the beautiful ladies I had the opportunity to interview. ❀ Last week, it was Shannon from Kittyp0p, and this week, it’s … well I’ll let you find out in the rest of the post below!

Have fun reading πŸ˜€

My words are in italics, and hers are in bold.

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Spotlight Saturday #13

Hi guys!! Thanks so much for coming by this week’s spotlight(: Today I would like to introduce you to one of the sweetest bloggers I know on WordPress! She loves writing about the Lord, DIYs she’s done, recipes she makes … haha actually, that’s all in the name of her blog! πŸ˜‚ Please welcome the lovely writer behind Christ, Crafts & Cuisine!

Thank you, thank you! I am so honored to be here! Thanks so much Maggie for your kind words and this opportunity, you rock! I want to give a big “HELLO!” to all of you fabulous readers out there! I hope you find this just as exciting as I do!

You’re very welcome! Ahh yes I’m excited as well πŸ˜€ My first question for you is, why did you decide to start your blog, CC&C?

I decided to start this blog because it seemed like a really fun idea! I loved the idea of posting things and people responding and getting inspired. I really enjoy sharing my passions with so many people as well. I hope that through this all I may have the honor of inspiring people to live a life dedicated to following God, eating “healthier” alternatives, and getting creative πŸ™‚

That’s wonderful! I have loved blogging for years (I made my first blog in 2010!), and I’ve always had fun with it. πŸ™‚ I love seeing your posts pop up in my Reader! They always inspire me. xx My next question for you is, what are three posts that you really enjoyed writing, and what are they about?

You have been blogging for a long time, that is awesome! I am so glad you like them!

As for my top three posts that I enjoyed writing:

Living With Actions– This post is about an amazing youth service I had gone to and an important life lesson I learned

Revelation on Worship– This post is about a mind-blowing revelation God gave me, concerning true worship, and how it all came about.

Vegan Cookies– This post is a yummy cookie recipe, plus I got creative and slightly strange and wrote a really fun introduction!

Overall though, I enjoy writing all of my posts!

Hehe yes, I am quite the experienced blogger! Ooh those all sound like amazing posts. The Revelation on Worship one has such a beautiful and powerful message! ❀ Next, I’d like to know, what are your favorite things to do when you’re not blogging?

Thank you so much 😊 My favorite things to do when I’m not blogging are: Baking-of course, walking, watching YouTube videos, singing using the StarMaker app, taking pictures, searching Pinterest-only for a few minutes πŸ˜‰,and hanging out with family and friends!

You’re welcome! Aww that’s all amazing! xx I’ll have to look up StarMaker; never heard of that before:) My next question for you is, do you have any advice for new bloggers? And what have you learned during your time of blogging?

Oh yes, it’s an awesome app! My number one advice for new bloggers would be to not stress yourself out. Unless you plan to make blogging your career, do what you can, when you can. That is something I am still learning πŸ˜‚ 

A great thing I have learned from blogging is that there are many other Christians, particularly my age, going through the same things that I am going through. For example, you Maggie! It’s so good to know that I am not the only one. 

Awesome advice! Stressing myself out with blogging is something I’m guilty of too often πŸ˜‚ I’m still learning, even after all these years! And I agree, it’s so comforting to know that we’re not alone in whatever we’re going through. πŸ’– My next question is, what inspires you to blog?

Oh, I am pretty sure we all are guilty of that one!! It really is. I would say my followers are a big inspiration.

I love when they respond to my posts and interact with me. Just knowing that people are interested in what I am saying is so inspiring. It gives me that boost to keep going, which is definitely needed at times 😊

Followers are a huge encouragement to me, too! Having a community of blogging friends is so much fun. πŸ˜ŠπŸ’• Thank you so much for allowing me to interview you, girl! This has been so much fun. xx Do you have anything else you’d like to say before we go?

Yes, it is! All I have left to say is: This was so fun! Also, thank you so much for thinking of me 😊 I am so thankful for the opportunity to be introduced to some fantastic followers, on a wonderful blog and not to mention the amazing, God-loving young lady behind it all. Thanks, Maggie ❀️

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Thank you all so much for reading, guys! It would be a big blessing to both of us if you could go by her blog for yourself. She’s always coming up with unique, interesting post ideas – I’m sure that you’ll find something you like there!

So, are you following CC&C? Let me know
in the comments below!

Happy Saturday, guys! I’ll see you next week. ❀