Blogging Updates, Events, Goals, and Surveys

I Need Your Questions! (+ I buy your next cup of coffee)

Hey there, friends! I know I usually don't post on Tuesdays, but I wanted to pop in to ask for your help! I'm planning to do a fun video Q & A this weekend, and I need your questions so I can make the video. I need all your questions by Friday at noon (EST).… Continue reading I Need Your Questions! (+ I buy your next cup of coffee)

Hair

How to Keep Your Curly Hair Frizz-Free and Beautiful

I have 3A curly hair, and while my hair is generally easy to style, it can be difficult to keep it frizz-free. Over the last couple years, I've learned about tricks and products that make caring for my hair much easier. Some of these tips might be surprising, so be sure to read under the… Continue reading How to Keep Your Curly Hair Frizz-Free and Beautiful

Christian Living

Who’s the Focus of Your Resolutions?

Almost everyone I know was excited to start 2021. People like the opportunity the New Year offers: a chance to start afresh. New goals, new hobbies, and a new year. While making goals for the new year, I read something that shed some light on my goals. Lydia Brownback, in her book Flourish, asks a… Continue reading Who’s the Focus of Your Resolutions?

Life Experiences, Recipes

Christmas Cookies

Two weeks ago, I said I was going to make a bunch of cookies when I got on Christmas break. And I did. Yesterday was basically the start to my Christmas break, so my little sister and I turned up the Christmas music and made close to 200 cookies. We baked for about four hours… Continue reading Christmas Cookies

Christian Living

What Does “Making a Difference” Really Mean? (TheReb)

True worth is in being, not seeming,— In doing, each day that goes by, Some little good—not in dreamingOf great things to do by and by. For whatever men say in their blindness,And spite of the fancies of youth,  There's nothing so kingly as kindness,And nothing so royal as truth. -Alice Cary “I just want to make a… Continue reading What Does “Making a Difference” Really Mean? (TheReb)

Recipes

5 Cookies for December Baking

I love cookies. Plus, I live with several cookie monsters who can go through cookies quicker than anyone else I know. Because of the high demand for cookies, the Christmas giving season, and my love for baking, I'm counting down the weeks 'till Christmas break so I can go on a cookie baking marathon. While… Continue reading 5 Cookies for December Baking

Christian Living

Beauty and Self-Esteem: the Point We’re Missing (Pt. 1, the Love of God)

Can we be real for a moment? Sometimes the “feel good” phrases don’t help. Sometimes even reciting Bible verses doesn’t change anything. We know in our heads we’re supposed to put our worth in Jesus. We know in our heads we’re loved, and that the attention of the world doesn’t matter. But sometimes ”knowing it… Continue reading Beauty and Self-Esteem: the Point We’re Missing (Pt. 1, the Love of God)

Book Review

“Beyond Priceless”: the Book that Speaks Truth to Real Emotions

Note: I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. Emotions are real. Very real. Depression can block out our hope. Doubts can make us give up faith completely. Emotions can be intense, and in the middle of those emotionally-charged moments, it sometimes feels impossible to do the right thing.… Continue reading “Beyond Priceless”: the Book that Speaks Truth to Real Emotions

Christian Living

Run to Jesus

I failed again. I had let my jealousy and pride control me, and I indulged in my sin guiltily. I was like a child who got her hand stuck in the cookie jar. Jesus saw me, and I hated that I was sinning, but I only grabbed tighter. I saw other girls getting attention, other… Continue reading Run to Jesus

Crafts, Life Experiences

August BUJO Spread

You enjoyed my bullet journal post back in January, so I thought you might like to take a look at my BUJO spread for August as well! I’m kind of proud of my August BUJO spread, and I’m excited to share it with you! XC is off to a good start, and school is going… Continue reading August BUJO Spread