Monday, January 27, 2014

photo contest

Hi girls!  To make my giveaway more fun, I decided to make it into a photo contest with the prize being the headband.  The rules are the same (click here to see the post before), but you will also need to take a picture of whatever theme I decide on.  You can send the picture to my email ( and I will do a post of it once I get a few.  The new deadline will be March 1st.  So......the theme is Music!!  Here is an example:

But really, it can be anything music doesn't have to be a person.  Do the best with what you have!  Be creative!  But most importantly, have fun!  Looking forward to seeing what kinds of pictures we can come up with! :)

p.s. editing is allowed :P

Tuesday, January 7, 2014


Hey girls!  Guess what?  I'm having a giveaway!!  I crocheted  a super adorable headband! sister volunteered to model it for me :) WIN!!  It was even in the negative who-knows-what degree weather today! :P

sorry, this one's kinda dark


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 The deadline is February 1st!  I will announce the winner then and will email them with the other details.  Have fun!!!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Book Review - Gladys Aylward

Oh dear...I apologize for the lack of attention to my blog!!  But the truth is that we've been super busy lately and I didn't really have anything to write about when I did have time! 
I've been reading a LOT of fiction books lately...I love to read!!  My favorite author is Lori Wick.  She writes Christian romance novels, which I love!  A friend of ours just gave me a bag full of books by her so I've been reading tons!  Now, to start off 2014, my mom wants us to take a break from reading fiction, and read things like biographies and other non-fiction books.  I chose to read a book about Gladys Aylward, who was a missionary in China in the early 1900's.  I've read this book before, but it is so good that I'm reading it again!  It's by Janet and Geoff Benge...they have written lots of biographies about missionaries and I've read quite a few of them.  There is also a movie about Gladys Aylward called Inn of the Sixth Happiness but I haven't seen it since I was really little so I want to see it again soon.  The only problem is that nobody else in my family really wants to see it again because it's pretty graphic considering all the horrible things that the Chinese people used to do...maybe still do.  That kind of stuff has never really bothered me that much though, unlike my sister Carrie :P but I'm getting off the subject.... I highly recommend this book, but although not as much as the movie, it is graphic too.  I also recommend other books by the same authors...some of the ones I've read are Jim Elliot, Mary Slessor, Hudson Taylor, George Muller and Betty Greene.
Thanks for reading!!  Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!