Ask Boldly. // A devotion.

Praying can be tricky sometimes; knowing what to say, people to pray for, they’re necessary to God, but he doesn’t mind if you stumble a little. When you spend time with him, he spends time with you.

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He wants us to ask boldly for the things we need. He doesn’t want us to be shy in our prayers, be bold and have courage!

He doesn’t want us to feel like we have to pray, but want to.

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Reading his word daily and talking to him can create the want for time with him.

Praying and reading his word can also bring joy to your heart and mind. God wants our hearts with him, not things or places or people.

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God stores up our prayers in gold bowls in his kingdom, and he never wants the bowls to run dry.

Talking to God daily is a big step into being in eternity with Him. Keep your golden bowls filled!

I hope you all have a great day!

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It’s June // Bullet Journal Setup

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Hi Friends!

It’s been awhile! I’m excited to be back with my June bullet journal setup. I really like how this month turned out and I can’t wait for you to see.

This is the month where Spring turns to Summer! Is anyone else excited for swimming and gardening and no school? 😄 I love it. It’s already gotten to 95º here in Georgia, so it’s started out very… Summer-y. How’s the weather where you are?

My opening page has and overview of the calendar and days. The theme I chose was these really cotton candy/pastel colors: blue, pink and purple. I decided to do these really imperfect flowers, and I like the way they turned out.

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My calendar section I made to alternate the same colors I used on the left. I really love pastels like this. It’s very pleasing to the eye!

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I used the same colors and flowers on my habit tracker page* here. My habits this month are pretty much the same as last month’s, drink 5+ 8oz. glasses of water a day, read a chapter of my bible (or more) a day, use witch hazel as a part of my daily routine, floss teeth 2x a day, and practice piano for 1+ hours daily.

(*photos were taken at the beginning of the month. Progress has been made 😀 )

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My June letter tracker used the same flower/color mixture. I made them look like letters, the boxes, I mean, and the little square in the top right corner, what looks like a stamp, I check off if I respond to the sender. I also made it so I can add more rectangles if need be.

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I used the same sort of lettering and flowers for my Spring100 tracker. It ends this month and I only have a few more miles left! Are any of you doing it?

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My to-do’s used the same pink and lettering, but I decided to go for a neater look.

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That is it for my Bullet Journal setup this month. I hope you enjoyed! Here is some recent art I’ve done lately:

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I love this one(:

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One of my favorites. 😀

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Hehe. Ignore the “no no no’s” That’s for the next painting ((:

I thank you for reading! I hope you all have a wonderful day(:

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Do you Bullet Journal? What are your favorite colors? Do you like to draw? What art supplies are you favorite? What are you doing this Summer?

Recommended Etsy Products pt. 2 || Giveaway!

Hey all!

Maddy is doing an awesome giveaway on her blog, go pay her a visit!

Hello everyone! Today I will be doing a pt. 2 post of recommended Etsy products. Etsy is such a fun place to shop, and I love sharing some of my favorite items! I got a lot of messages after my last post from people who really didn’t know where to start with shopping on Etsy, so I hope these posts are helpful. 🙂 There’s also a giveaway at the end of this post so make sure to check it out!

Also, for those who are wondering what happened to my photography posts, those are coming back! Right now is a really busy time for me with graduating high school and getting ready to move, and I really haven’t taken any pictures lately. I thought these Etsy posts would be fun to do while I’m busy with other things, but I’ve started taking pictures again and will continue with photography posts…

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Better Late Than Never//May BUJO Setup

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Hello, Friends!

Did you all have a happy Mother’s Day with your Moms? Ours was quite delightful. We went to see the new movie “Breakthrough” that is a true story. SO GOOD! Have any of you seen it?

Well, I believe I haven’t done too well with posting this month, so I am making up for that by showing you all May’s setup (although it’s late… *ahem*).

I have been using my Bullet Journal a lot lately because we’re preparing to go out of town (Savannah, Georgia), and it has my packing lists and to-do’s that I keep referring to. That’s one of the many reasons I love Bullet Journaling. You don’t have to have all different things in different journals and notebooks, it can be all-in-one!

My opening calendar page I decided to go for something simple, so I just did calendar squares with pink. I have a calendar, but I always go to this because I use it all the time and can see it all at a glance.

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I had to stretch the calendar one three days, so instead of leaving that a blank page, I put my month’s goals and to-do’s (my main ones).

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I love to track my letters, incoming and outgoing, so I went with that same pink color to fill in the rectangles. I used my Koi Coloring brush pens for the pink color.

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My habit tracker for this month I used the same technique I’ve been using since March. I like to have the habits laid out in separate groups. My habits this month are to drink 5 or more glasses of water a day, flossing my teeth, practicing my piano for 1 hour or more, keep my room straight, and use witch hazel twice a day.

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This is my tracker for walking. My Mom and I are participating in the Spring100 over at Shiloh Photography, so I’m tracking that as well.

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I made a packing list to help me be more organized. This is very helpful in case you ever go on trips (And it’s also fun to check the squares(: )

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That is it for now on my Bullet Journal. What page was your favorite?

Well, I also have some artwork and photography that I’d like to show y’all. Keep on ‘a scrollin’ to see!

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Thank you so much for reading! I hope you enjoyed. What was your favorite part? I’d veto hear from you below!

Have a wonderful rest of your Monday!

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Adventures In… Letter Art (and other things)

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Hello Everyone!

Are you all enjoying Spring?

I have written lots of letters lately, and I love doing art on the cards and envelopes, and I thought y’all might like to take a peek!

I do lots of different styles, but they all mainly include brush lettering and/or watercolor.

Bible verses are some of my favorite things to put on cards. They’re fun to look up, fun to write, and they look nice on cards(:

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I really like to use watercolor and quotes in the making of my cards. I have a section in my bullet journal where I stash my favorite quotes and I have another journal that I write down my favorite verses in. It helps to write these things down so you don’t have to go ‘a searchin’😁

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I really like drawing scenes in colored pencil as well. (Sorry, this one isn’t my greatest😆)

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Themed cards and envelopes are really fun to do.

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Doing a outline around the addresses and stamp with a theme (ex. leaves or black lines like in picture 3) can add a little sumpin’ sumpin’ to your envelopes.

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ATC’s! My favorite(:

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Well, that wraps it up for this (shorter) post. I hope you enjoyed reading this! Let me know which envelope/other was your favorite, I’d love to know!

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I hope you all have a wonderful day!

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What was your favorite? What’s the longest letter you’ve ever written (mine was ten pages–yesterday!)? Do you have a pen-pal?

 

Liebster Award!

Hi there!

The wonderful Maysa Rose nominated me for the Liebster award, and I’m very excited to do it! If you don’t know Maysa Rose, be sure to give her a “hello!”

The Rules:

  1.  Thank the blogger who nominated you.
  2. Display your award.
  3. Answer the questions you were asked.
  4. Nominate 5 other bloggers.
  5. Ask 6 new questions.
  6. Let your nominees know they were nominated and give them a link to your post.

My questions from Maysa Rose:

  1. What is something you really enjoy doing?

I love art and photography, but as piano is taking me into higher levels I’m really enjoying playing it, and ukulele and guitar. As it’s getting warmer being outside is really inviting. Yardsales out out now, too!

2.  Do you have a pet peeve or something you can’t stand?

Smacking, clocks ticking, etc.

3. What was the last movie you watched?

Christopher Robin (Recommended!)

4. Is there something you feel you just can’t live without?

Jesus, piano, friends, my family, art, running shoes….

5. What is your favorite genre of music?

Ooh, ouch..tricky. I really like Christian songs (hymns and bethel/hillsong-like) and we listen to a lot of 70’s-80’s music(:

6. What is one piece of advice you have for other bloggers that is learned from personal experience?

Probably just to be yourself and to really find out what your writing style is. Don’t compare yourself, go for what you like!

I nominate…

Ani

Meredith

Ezra

Olivia

AbbyRose

Questions:

  1. Do you prefer reading or writing better?
  2. What’s your dream job?
  3. What would your dream home look like?
  4. How would you describe yourself in 5 words?
  5. What’s your favorite season?
  6. Baking or cooking?

 

Thank you all so much for reading and congratulations if you’re nominated, I can’t wait to see your answers!

Have a great day!

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Copic Markers // Recent Goings-On

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Hi Everyone!

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend! We did. It was very warm and sunny here, which was nice!

I recently got a pack of Copic markers and I’ve been trying to figure them out.

If you don’t know what Copics are, they’re alcohol based markers used for illustrations and blending. There are the Copic Ciaos, Copic Originals, and Copic Sketch markers. I have the Floral Favorites Copic Sketch set.

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The barrels of the markers are really nice, and I like how they have the color number on both caps, and the color name. The brush end is marked with a grey band on the barrel, which is very convenient ( the brush is my go-to!). The only thing that would make these great would be if the cap ACTUALLY FIT on the end!!? (It’s 100% necessary.)

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They’re really bendable, and the same color can layer and get darker very nicely, which is great for shading. The only problems with these markers, and doing a lot of layering, is that it bleeds pretty bad through the paper. They work really nicely on watercolor, bristol board and card stock paper. I have been using them in my sketchbook lately, even though they bleed to the next page. I can still sketch over them(:

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Before I got these Copics I used these knock-off brand from Dick Blick, but they don’t hold a stick to the Copic markers! I still use them with may new markers, though.

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I did some quick sketches to test the blending abilities, and to just figure them out in general! I want to do a more in-depth review, but now I shall move on to other things(:

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Now, there has been a long time since my last post, so I’m going to do some little picture updates!

FLOWERS. EVERYWHERE.

There are so many beautiful flowers blooming everywhere around us, and I’ve been filling my memory card up so much with flower pictures😆

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Heh. #AwkwardSlantingEyes

Thank you so much for reading! Y’all are such dears😚

I hope you all have a wonderful day!

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What was your favorite picture? Do you have Copics? Do you like markers or paint better? Are there flowers where you live?

 

Springtime // Things I Am Loving

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Hello Friends!

It’s funny. When you leave something for a little bit it feels like you must go back to it! Habits are a good thing, and blogging has become one over the past year and a half. I missed it, and you all as well!

I am enjoying many different things as of now, and I wanted to share them with you. I love learning what people’s favorites are.

Let’s get on with it!

1. SCRUNCHIES

Oooh. I love scrunchies! My hair is pretty thick, and I never thought they would hold my hair. They do, though, so yay! My sweet Aunt sewed me some for my birthday about two years ago, and I LOVE them. I wear one on my arm all the time, and usually one’s in my hair. They’re super cute and (all of a sudden) really popular right now. I know that most places sell them. I really like the satin ones out there. There are so many different styles of them!

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2. FLORAL PATTERNS

I have been attracted to floral lately, and I love it. I really love knee-length floral dresses as well. It’s a good time of year for it, too!

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3. MAXI/LONG DRESSES

I really like long dresses near this warmer time of year. The maxi dresses are fun, too!

They’re not extremely practical for me day-to-day, but I love wearing them to church and events.

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4. PASTEL POLISH

I have brought out my sandals now (although that gives my feet more of a chance for poison ivy😳) and I also pulled out my nail polish. I really am liking this dusty blue color for spring.

5. COLORFUL EARRINGS

I really like colorful earring to make a pop with an outfit. This dusty blue/blue-green color must also be one of my favorites. It’s in all the pictures!😝

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6. HEADSCARFS

I have seen lots of pictures of these (especially in aesthetics. see here) headscarfs, and when we went to one of our local thrift stores and I found a blue scarf, and later some more. they’re fun on buns, braids, and i’ve worn them over my head (like in the 50’s) before.

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Some other things I’m enjoying right now is playing my ukulele, running and walking, painting with watercolor, sketching things, and whistling. (I whistle all. the. time. s o r r y m o m m y((; )

I hope everyone is having a lovely day! New posts to come.

Goodbye for now!

And WAIT! One more thing: THANK YOU SO much for 100 followers, guys!!!! WOW!

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WHAT ARE YOU LOVING RIGHT NOW? DO YOU LIKE SCRUNCHIES? ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO EASTER?

April is here! // April Bullet Journal Setup

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Hi, everyone!

It seems like it’s been awhile. I’m glad to be back! I took a little pre-Spring break, umm.. break!

April is here! I can’t believe that it is. March went flying by so quickly! It was a good month. We have had a great March, and I am very excited for April! Lots of things are coming up for this month; Things to looks forward to!

Well, I have a new bullet journal setup I wanted to show y’all, so here I am!

The color theme was purple, coral, and greens, and I used watercolor and my Tombow Dual Brush pens. (Some with water on them. This creates a watercolor effect.)

I wanted to keep the “intro” page simple and since April showers bring May flowers, I wanted to incorporate some “Rain Inspired” thing. I went with an umbrella and a green circle, also incorporating the calendar.

I used watercolor on the umbrella, since, well, it includes water! (:

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I like to track who sent me a letter and when, just to track how long it takes to get one back after I sent one. It’s a fun tracker!

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This is my collage page I do. It contains my monthly goals, to-do’s, and “I hope to’s,” and I love to look back on the end of the month and see if I did all of these!

Some of my goals are:

  1. Read a complete book
  2. Walk and run a lot
  3. Read my bible everyday

I have many more, but those are some of my main goals this month.

I used my Tombow Dual’s here with my Pentel water brush pen on top.

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Then my first two weekly logs. I like to change them up each week. Instead of making a big monthly calendar, I decided to just break it down into weeks.

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I actually don’t know what those green things are up there😆

That ends it for the setup this month, what did you think?

I will end with a picture of a chubby little bird sitting on our redbud tree. SO CHUBBY!🤩

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I hope y’all are having a wonderful day!

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Do you have a Bullet Journal? Do you have any fun plans for April? Are you excited for Easter?