My Ultimate Christmas Music Playlist: A Collab

My Ultimate Christmas Music Playlist: A Collab

Hello everybody! I pray that you’re all having a good week. ❤ Today, I have a collaboration post to share with you! Gracie from Through the Eyes of Gracie decided to join me by sharing our Christmas music playlists! If you’d like to see some of her favorite holiday music, definitely go by her blog! Now let’s look at my current and past favorite Christmas songs ❤ Hope you enjoy!

Christmas Albums

  • Snowed InHanson. This 90’s boy band was my absolute favorite when I was between the ages of nine and ten!! I still think fondly of different songs by them, especially What Christmas Means to Me!
  • Once Upon A ChristmasKenny Rogers & Dolly Parton. My mom has been playing these songs during the holidays since I was little, so I absolutely love this CD! I enjoy listening to most of the songs, but the title song means the most to me – I highly recommend that you listen to Once Upon A Christmas.
  • Rudolph The Red-Nose ReindeerSoundtrack. You’re lying if you tell me you don’t like this soundtrack! lol Just kidding, but I do think you’re missing out if you don’t like Rudolph, or haven’t listened to this music. I gave the link to the soundtrack on YouTube instead of Amazon because I couldn’t find it. I love every single song in the movie, but the Overture is especially good.
  • Let It Snow – Beckah Shae. She’s one of my favorite Christian singers and cover artists (you have to check out her Christian song covers on YouTube!), and I’m excited about listening to this album this year. She has another Christmas album, as well, called Emmanuel! I can’t wait to listen to her rendition of Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.
  • Christmas Michael Buble. I really like his voice, but I haven’t listened to this CD much! I definitely need to this year. xx

Single Favorites

  • Born TonightJamie Grace. This song is SO beautiful! Its lyrics are fantastic; I keep listening to it on repeat.
  • Have Yourself A Merry Little ChristmasHannah Kerr. This is a new Christian singer I had the pleasure of meeting last year! She’s such a sweetheart, and she has a beautiful voice. I can’t stop listening to her jazz rendition of this traditional song!!
  • Baby, It’s Cold Outside Different Artists. I’m always humming this song in December; it’s such a sweet, soft song! Some of my favorite versions are by Zooey Deschanel and Matthias & Amanda Faye (see bulleted link).
  • All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey. It’s a classic, haha! I only like a few songs by her, and this is definitely one of them. It’s so fun and festive.
  • God With Us (You are Emmanuel) Leeland. It isn’t specifically a Christmas song, but it really feels like it to me!

Thank you so much for reading, guys! One of the main reasons I love this time of year is because the music is so wonderful. ❤ Let me know in the comments below:

What are YOUR fave Christmas songs?

Updated Desk Tour ~ Nov. 2017 ft. My First Laptop!

Updated Desk Tour ~ Nov. 2017 ft. My First Laptop!

Hi guys! I hope that you’re all having a beautiful day. (: For this Thursday’s post, I am so excited about sharing my new desk setup with all of you! Every few months, I change things around to keep the look fresh, so that even if I haven’t purchased any new decor, I can have a new setup to look at. I love getting creative with organizing the accents I usually keep on my desk, as well as the minimal wall art surrounding it. Let’s take our first look at this wonderful updated desk tour!

I can’t believe how different I was able to make it look using everything I already had, haha!

Well, except for one thing.


Last week, my dad bought me my very first laptop!!! I could not be more grateful, and I absolutely love it. I now have my very own space to write blog posts, work on stories, organize photos, and anything else I might like to do! Organizing the top of my desk around the space where I keep it turned out successful (hence this post, hehe) – it is such an inspirational place to work now! I can’t wait to show you guys an up-close look at the little details. 🙂 So, without any further introduction, let’s jump right into this!

This is the first time that I have put my writing utensils box over to my right. It never really looked right before, but I love how it looks there now with the laptop to its left!

Let’s work our way over from left to right.

This is where I keep my blogging planner (one of my top favorite things), my copy of Invisible (one of the prettiest music albums ever), my beloved chickadee figurine, and my tiny ‘Dream Big’ sign. All of these things, especially the latter, always seem to have a place on my desk. Just above these things, on the wall behind them, you can see my printable calendar. I’m always needing to figure out which blog posts should go up when, so this is helpful!

Immediately to the right of these things are my laptop (*gentle hug*) and some inspirational quotes on the wall. You can also see my little whale mug, where I keep my hair ties, and the pretty purple computer mouse my dad got for me!

On the right side of the desk are the rest of the things on my desk, which I have featured before.

We have one of my all-time favorite picture frames, my writing utensils box, some notebooks, and a pretty greeting card.

Above my whole desk, one can see my usual assortment of wall decor!

That ‘grateful’ sign is so pretty. I never get tired of looking at my button collection, and I love that bit of cacti art!

That’s all for today, folks! I absolutely loved writing this post. I hope that you all enjoyed my updated desk tour (: I’ve mentioned it before, but they are definitely my favorite kind of post to write, as well as to read. I’ll see you guys again this weekend! ❤

thanks to jirah and elline for my signature! xx

Rainy Day Book Haul!

Rainy Day Book Haul!

Hi guys! I hope that you’re all doing well. ❤ I have such a fun post to share with you today! On the last Saturday of October, I got to go to Goodwill with my dad and my brother. I had a cold at the time, and as I had been hanging out at the house those past couple of days, I appreciated being able to be out and about that afternoon, running little errands and browsing at Goodwill. (Thank you for convincing me to go, Mom! ❤ ) I found some books that I’m excited to share with you guys!

The reason I called this a ‘rainy day book haul‘ is because when I was checking out, it had gotten quite dark outside, and by the time I finished up at the register, it was pouring down rain. lol Also, I’m sure that all of these books will be fantastic future rainy day reads!

Rainy Day Book Haul

First up, we have …

Head in the Clouds by Karen Witemeyer! I read this beautiful book (and reviewed it, as well) a couple months ago, and as I thoroughly enjoyed it, I knew that owning this like-new copy would make me very happy. It’s a historical fiction romance, and I just love all of the main characters! (The pretty cover just makes this book that much more wonderful.) I definitely recommend it if you’re into reading either or both of the genres I mentioned above!

Next, I found …

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien! This was assigned reading for school a few years ago, and I couldn’t have fallen more in love with it. All of the characters are fantastic, and the plot and settings are crazily awesome. It’s a great adventure fantasy novel! If you haven’t already read it, I highly suggest that you go do so. haha

The third book I found is …

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen! I have been wanting to read this for a few years, but kept putting it off. Each time I’ve come across a copy at thrift stores, I’ve wanted to buy it, but finally did this time because this one had the best cover. (No joke. I don’t know who picks the covers for these great books!) A few years ago, I watched the movie with my mom and I absolutely loved it, and I know that I’ll love the actual book, as well!

The last one I found is …

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald! This is the first splurge purchase I’ve made in a long time, as I already own a copy of this awesome classic lol, but it has such a BEAUTIFUL cover! I couldn’t pass this up! At such a cheap price, it was absolutely worth it to me.

I am so happy with what I found at our most recent visit to Goodwill! I don’t usually come out with this many items, I promise, haha, but either way, this was such a nice little haul. I’d like to thank my dad for funding this post; it was so sweet of him to buy this stuff for me! ❤

Thanks for reading, and I hope that you all have a beautiful day!! Let me know in the comments below:

Have YOU read any of these books?

thanks to jirah and elline for my signature! xx