Giveaway Winner!

Hi there! I hope you’re having a great day! ❤ It’s time to announce the giveaway winner! I’d like to thank everyone who entered. I enjoyed hosting my first giveaway!

And the winner is …

Hannah from Crafts of all Seasons!

Congratulations, girl!! 😀 I hope you enjoy having a printable of your choice from Oxria’s shop! She will be in contact with you very soon.

Thanks for reading!

— Maggie

You Are More Powerful Than The Stars

You Are More Powerful Than The Stars

Hi guys! Happy Sunday to you! ❤ I am pleased to share a beautiful post with you today, which was written by Savannah over at Rejoicing in Hope! She writes immensely inspiring devotionals every week that absolutely brighten up my Reader. ❤ I highly recommend that you check out her blog, as well as read this particular post, which really encouraged me! Happy blogging!

Rejoicing In Hope

Have you ever stopped to think about how small you are in the universe?

I’m not at all trying to say we’re insignificant or don’t have a purpose. But have you ever just looked up into the sky and allowed yourself to be filled with the vastness of everything that exists?

Forget about outer space and the around 100 billion (guys, that’s 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000) twinkling lights in the sky. Let’s focus only on our little planet.

There are 7.6 billion (7,600,000,000) people on our floating rock. If you live in the USA, you are one of roughly 326,481,100 people. Then narrow that down by state, then county, then city, then neighborhood, then house until it’s JUST YOU.

Feeling small yet?

Now, besides the fact that this realization can bring some healthy equilibrium to our pride, it also can be super encouraging!

How?

Well, did you know that God has all…

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My Succulent Photography

My Succulent Photography

Hi there! Happy Thursday to you. ❤ This is going to be a fun, short, and lighthearted post showcasing some of my recent photography! One of my favorite things to take pictures of by far is succulents. They’re fun to look at, easy to care for, and some of the leaf textures of different varieties are just amazing! If you adore succulents and little cacti as much as I do, I know you’ll enjoy this post. Happy reading!

Note: The only succulent that is mine is the little one in the featured image! The rest I photographed at a store:)

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Emotional Bank Account

Hi there! Happy Saturday to you. ❤ A few days ago, I read a wonderful, inspiring post by a new blogger I just met, and I had to share it with you! I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did. ❤

Hey Guys! I’ve never heard of this term before until a couple of weeks ago while I was attending a professional development seminar, and it really stood out to me. If you’re like me, a newbie to this term don’t worry I’ll explain it all in a few. Just like a regular bank account, we […]

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50 Reasons To NOT Commit Suicide!! READ THIS BEFORE YOU DO IT!

50 Reasons To NOT Commit Suicide!! READ THIS BEFORE YOU DO IT!

Happy Sunday, guys! ❤ I have a beautiful post by a blogger I just met this weekend to share with you. If you’re going through a tough time, or know someone else who is, PLEASE read this post and share it with others. It brought tears to my eyes as I was reminded by Jessica of how much each and every one of us matters, especially to the Lord! Don’t hesitate to reblog this beautiful list of encouragement for others to see, as well. The Lord loves you! ❤ ❤ ❤

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  1. It does get better. Believe it or not but eventually it will get better.
  2. You are amazing!
  3. Sometimes God redeems your story by surrounding you with people who need to hear your past, so it doesn’t become their future.🙌
  4. Sometimes God assigns certain mountains to your life to show others that they can be moved.
  5. It  may not feel like you’re making progress but believe me, you are. That’s why others are watching. Keep going.🏃💪
  6. Your breakthrough is not attached to the ones who tried to break you.
  7. Don’t give up. Things can change in an instant.
  8. We would miss you.
  9. You are loved! (Psalm 34:18) God is close to the brokenhearted & saves those who are crushed in spirit.
  10. There is beauty in your breakdown. 💋
  11. For some, the only thing you did wrong was pick them! It’s not losing your life or sleep over.
  12. God created you for…

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Surprise Spotlight | Jordan From Dreamer’s Outlet

Surprise Spotlight | Jordan From Dreamer’s Outlet

Hi there, and Happy Saturday to you! ❤ I have a very fun, exciting post to share today! Yesterday, I was thinking about how I miss doing my Spotlight Saturday series on the weekends, because those posts were a great way to learn more about the people behind this awesome blogging community. However, after compiling and writing as many as I did last year, I grew tired of the format – they all take a while to do, and it became tiresome much of the time. I didn’t want to stop spreading the news about wonderful bloggers, though, so I’ve come up with a new idea for a series that can teach you guys more about some of the best bloggers I know!

For this weekend, I decided to spotlight a very dear friend of mine. Over the past few months, we’ve become really close friends, and that friendship means a lot to both of us! I’m so happy we met – we get along so well, and we honestly have the same sense of humor, haha!

In this post, I will be giving you a mini tour around her blog, introducing you to who she is, and letting you know some of my favorite aspects about her site.

I am very happy to introduce you to …

Jordan from Dreamer’s Outlet!


“I’ve got a whole little world in my head- a world of poems,
pictures, and prayers that can build and build and build until I fear my little world may explode into shards of unpursued dreams and undiscovered potential. And I have a feeling I’m not alone. So, with the good Lord and a keyboard, I hope I can spread some sunshine onto even just one other’s little world.”

— Jordan


Meet The Blogger –
4 Things About Jordan

First of all, you must know that Jordan is one of the sweetest people I’ve ever met. She is extremely easy to talk to, will go out of her way to be kind and encouraging, and she loves sharing this inspiration in all of her blog posts, too!

At the moment, she is pursuing a career in education/counseling. First, she was thinking about becoming an elementary school teacher, but in following the Lord’s leading, she now desires to be a middle school counselor! I honestly think this is the perfect job for her, because as I mentioned, she is so much fun to talk to, and I can tell that she adores children, as well. I can’t wait to see where the Lord will take her on this career path! ❤

After having the pleasure of reading some of her work, I can confidently say (haha) that Jordan is a fantastic writer! She has dreamed of creating an inspirational Disney book series for children/preteens these last couple of years, and just recently began working on the first manuscript. I love that her passion for this book series is fueled by the desire to market fantasy novels that are fun and uplifting, because just like her, I’ve noticed how many Disney spin-off shows and books become dark fairytales very quickly. I know that the series she’s writing will be a hit with children everywhere!

The fourth thing I’d like to tell you is that she is very open, honest, and inspiring. She’s mentioned to me before that one of the most beautiful ways we can be a witness to others is to tell them of how the Lord is working in and through us! When we go through hardships and He helps us grow through them, they make for beautiful stories to tell later. She’s who she is now because of who the Lord has created her to be – and that fact is absolutely beautiful to me. ❤ You can see her honesty in every post she writes; she never fails to brighten up my Reader!

Some of her most frequently used blog categories are …


My Top 4 Favorite Posts
From Jordan’s Blog

Why It’s Okay to Change Your Mind–
Over and Over and Over Again

— In this post, Jordan went over some of the recent decisions she’s had to make, as well as related thoughts she’s been having, too. I enjoyed getting to read this life update, especially since things are looking up for her career-wise! It blesses me to know she has peace of mind with these career decisions. Read this post here!

Monday Mantra: Fairytale Edition

— Jordan has been doing this series every Monday for a while now, and if I’m being honest here, it is one of my all-time favorite blog series to read! This particular edition focuses on Disney (which she absolutely loves, by the way!) and storywriting (another specialty of hers!). These posts always ensure a great start to the new week – especially mine. xx You can read this post here!

3 Steps to Promote Productivity Today

— Like I mentioned a bit earlier in this post, Jordan is very inspirational! In this post, she encourages readers through three easy steps to promote greater productivity, and I personally appreciated these reminders. Being aware of how and where we’re spending our time is one of the ways she mentioned we can be more productive, which I completely agree with. Read this post for yourself here!

Why You Shouldn’t Share All Your Resolutions

— Around the start of the new year, Jordan wrote about the beauty behind at least one of our resolutions being something we keep to ourselves! While some goals certainly need encouragement and motivation from others (there’s nothing wrong with that), it is also wonderful to inspire ourselves to complete something … even when no one else knows we desire to do it. Read this great post here.


It would make me and Jordan so happy if you could check out Dreamer’s Outlet for yourself! Her blog is so much fun to read, and is extremely inspirational, as well.

If you already follow Jordan, that’s awesome!! You’ll have to let me know in the comments below:

Which post of Jordan’s is YOUR favorite?

Also, if you’re reading this, Jordan – SURPRISE!! I hope this could brighten your day. ❤

— Maggie

December Photography Challenge || Week Three

December Photography Challenge || Week Three

Hello guys! I hope you’re having a wonderful Sunday. ❤ This is week three of the December photography challenge! My lovely blogging friend, Gracie, started it and invited her followers to join in. You can go check out the photos Gracie has shared on her blog here! I’m happy to share with you this week’s pictures. 🙂

Day 10 – Fun

The fairy lights I have up in my room! They’re very fun, haha, and make my room so cheery. ❤ Do you have little lights like this in your room? I really recommend them if you’d like to brighten up your living space! White/gold ones aren’t exclusive to Christmas time, which is nice 🙂

Day 11 – Today’s Temp.

I took the photo immediately after reading the prompt for the day, haha, so it was still pretty cold outside that morning. I think the high was in the low-50’s that day, and it has also been quite windy recently. 🙂 Also, you can see our ‘countdown to Christmas’ board behind the thermostat!

Day 12 – Christmas Tree

You can see some of the different ornaments we’ve decorated our tree with in this pic! We made those little paper snowflakes last year, I think – Samuel likes putting them on the tree. 🙂 ❤ Also, you can see Plankton (from SpongeBob) in the middle right; my brothers insisted that he be perched on our tree this year, haha

Day 13 – Christmas Card

My family and I haven’t had a chance to drive to the post office yet, so if any Christmas cards have arrived for me yet, I don’t know it, haha! For this reason, I was sadly only able to take a picture of a beautiful holiday card my mom bought last year. It’s so pretty and sparkly!

Day 14 – Joy

Elizabeth has been being so cute lately!! She loves exploring the outdoors, trying new foods, playing games with us, and dancing along to the shows she watches. ❤

Day 15 – Christmas lights

I love experimenting with lights and the blur effect for certain photos, so I thought it would be fun to do this with Christmas lights! I just waved my phone camera all around near the tree while taking photos, and this is the one that turned out best, haha. It looks pretty neat!

Day 16 – Ornaments

This little guy is one of my favorite ornaments! My brother and I each made one to hang on the tree back in 2007, I think it was, and they’ve been ornaments on our tree every year since.


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!

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…

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