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Showing posts from July, 2017

Colorado Trip Recap

Hey y'all! So if you have been seeing my posts on Instagram, you have seen that I went to Colorado!! We went to Estes Park, a small town by the Rocky Mountain National Park! Today I am sharing pictures and what we did, enjoy!

DAY 1:
Our first day in Colorado was spectacular, the drive to Estes Park was absolutely beautiful! The road was in the middle of two mountains next to the Big Thomson River. It was gorgeous!! 

When we got to our campsite, my mom and I immediately went to town and started shopping!

My favorite store had bath bombs, soaps, oils, and salts from Mixture! The store was called Trendz. I will do a blog post soon about the things that I bought from Colorado soon! 

When we got back shopping, the other families that we were traveling with had made it to the campground. We decided to stay at the campsite and explore!

It was breathtaking, everywhere you looked you saw trees, mountains, and at least one water source. My friends and I finished the night by watching a movie in o…

Bible Study: God's Unexpected Ways of Helping You

Hey y'all! I am currently reading Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance and found a certain page in the book very interesting. It talks about how God sends help, but sometimes you don't even realize it. This passage is blunt but has purpose, enjoy!

"A young man was sitting at home when a terrible rainstorm began. Within hours, the man's house began to flood, and someone came to his door offering a ride to higher ground. The man declined, saying "God will take care of me." A few hours later, as the waters engulfed the first floor of the man's home, a boat passed by, and the captain offered to take the man to safety. The man declined, saying "God will take care of me." A few hours after that, as the man waited on his roof--his entire home flooded--a helicopter flew by, and the pilot offered transportation to dry land. Again the man declined, telling the pilot that God would take care of him. Soon thereafter, the waters overcame the man, and as he stood be…

Short Story: My Conversation with God

Hey y'all! If you don't know already, I LOVE writing. In my spare time I love to write blog posts and short stories. This short story is one of my new projects! Please leave feedback in the comment section if I should continue the story. Thanks and enjoy!

My Conversation with God Preview: God: Are you sure? Me: Yes. God: Remember, after this decision there is no turning back, no second chances. Me: I understand. God: Then I will do it. Remember, I love you, my daughter. Me: I love you too, my Lord.
Chapter 1: The perfect blue sky, the puffy white clouds, the smell of sunscreen, and the taste of watermelon would seem like a perfect day at the lake. The Day had all of these details however, thirty seconds of that day changed me forever. I remember the day so clearly, like it was yesterday, however it has actually been 22 years since The Day. But even now, I remember it all. How is it that our minds can remember every detail before a life changing moment? Sometimes I wish my mind would for…

I'm Going to Jail! Just Kidding

Hey y'all! Today I am sharing a hilarious story about one crazy pool day with my brother, it left us both laughing and a memory we will never forget, enjoy!

It was about a week ago, I had the day off from work and I was playing with my brother in our pool. My brother wanted to play prison so he ran to his room and got his play metal hand cuffs. I allowed him to put them on me since I am never home and we haven't played together in a while. He puts the hand cuffs on me and about 5 seconds later I demand him to take them off because they were so tight on my wrists. He laughs and gets the key and puts it in the hole. Suddenly, I hear a SNAP and my brother is pale. I say "Uh Gavin what was that". Gavin pulls the key out of the hole and the top part of the key is gone! It had snapped inside the hole. Now I am panicking, I have these tight metal hand cuffs on and the key is broken. We get out of the pool and get our mom. She at first laughs then stops when she realizes that…

How to Prepare Yourself Before a Race

Hey y'all! When I first started swimming and playing tennis, I would get so nervous before the race or match. I would get shaky or lose confidence. Other times I would feel drained before the race or match or not motivated. I have found 10 great ways to solve these problems! Enjoy!

1. Go somewhere quiet, close your eyes, and imagine what you are going to do during the race/game/match, are you going to start out slow? Fast? What are you gonna look like? What are you going to be thinking about? Imagine you saying the score of the point, diving in the pool, etc. Also go through a check list of technique things that you are going to do, for example, I tell myself to kick hard and have fast flip turns.
2. I do a mini prayer before I race, so if that's something you are comfortable doing go for it!
3. Stretch. But not too much, don't want to be sore before you take off!
4. Drink lots of water the morning of your race and A LOT on the night before your race.
5. Eat healthy. Eat carbs …

College Review: Missouri S&T

Hey y'all! I took a break from blogging for a few days because I was busy getting ready to go then leaving to a engineering camp in Rolla Missouri! I got to stay at a college called Missouri S&T in a dorm, I stayed at the college from July 9-13. I got to experience so many things and today I am sharing what I did! Enjoy!

When I first got to the camp, I decided what 5 fields of engineering I wanted to learn about. I chose: Geology, Chemical, Mining/Explosives, Aerospace, and Environmental! Here is what I did in each class:

Geology: The professors took us to a local park to inspect the river. We got to catch very small bugs with special equipment and look at them. We also used tools to measure the depth, width, and how fast the water traveled through a certain area. Then we went back to campus and went to a classroom. A professor talked about what she does and all of the experience she has and where she has traveled. For example, she got to spend 8 months in the middle of the ocea…

Q&A from Instagram Followers

Hey y'all! Today I asked my Instagram followers to DM me questions about anything so I can answer them on the blog, enjoy!

From @pinkeinstein:
What's your go to outfit during the summer?
My go to outfit during the summer is a Jadelynn Brooke shirt, Nike shorts, and tennis shoes since I am always either running, playing tennis, hiking, or at the pool.
Favorite summer snack?
My favorite summer snack is pineapple. I also like s'mores!

From @radieantlyrylie:
What do you use to take your pics?
I use my phone, however I am wanting to buy myself a camera soon!
Tips for growing your blog?
Have interesting content, have nice quality photos, put lots of effort in each post, be different from other bloggers. (These are tips I am using right now too!)
Editing tips for bloggers?
I use VSCO to edit my pictures, they have lots of filters and it is easy to use.
Favorite blogs?
I did a blog post about my favorite blogs/bloggers a while back, click here to view it!

From @sunshinestatejulia:
How old are you…

A Few of My Favorite Things

Hey y'all! Today I am sharing some of my favorite things, which includes clothing, accessories, bloggers, decorations, and more! Enjoy!!

I found these adorable shorts at Francesca's a couple weeks ago and I love it! It have hidden pockets and is very comfy. Click here to view SIMILAR shorts (I could not find these on their website). 

A friend of mine who is now in college painted this for me, it's so cute and it was only $3! Click here to view her business Instagram account. 

I found this jem at Kirklands! It was only $6.99, what a deal! Click here to view a SIMILAR journal (could not find this journal on their website). 

I got these bath bombs, hand sanitizers, and hand lotions at Bath and Body Works! Click here to view the online store.

I received these adorable postcards from Lilly Pulitzer in the mail and I love them! I am not sure what I am planning to do with them, either use them for DIYs or actually use them as postcards lol. 

I found this mini portrait at Kirklands and …

The Best Lake Hat

Hey y'all! This spring I was a Jadelynn Brooke ambassador and in one of my rep boxes I received this super cute hat!  The reason why I think this hat is the best for going out to the lake is one, it stays on your head! My mom bought a blue ball cap today at a marina while we were on the boat and it kept falling off of her head no matter how much she tightened it. I wore my Jadelynn Brooke hat and it didn't fall off once! Second, it dries very fast! When I jumped in the water, I forgot that I had my hat on and it got soaked, when I got back in the boat and we were heading back to the campsite it was dry in minutes! Third, it's so adorable and I love the crown!! 

View the hat here.

Thanks for reading!