The Fall Tag 🍁

Hello and a happy Tuesday to all of y’all! Today I am sharing my answers to a tag that I was nominated for; It’s the ‘Fall Tag’! It was created by Maggie over at Dreaming of Guatemala and she just so happens to be the one that nominated me as well! Thank you Maggie ❤ The purpose behind this tag is to spread the joy that Fall brings! So, without further ado, let’s do this thing!

~The Fall Tag~

Rules:

Put the tag badge and rules in your post.

Answer the 10 fall-related questions.

Tag at least 5 other bloggers to join in the fun!

img_4744What’s your favorite fall outfit? Well, I have an absolute favorite top that I think is perfect for fall, it’s kind of difficult to describe, so I decided to just add a picture. This has been my favorite fall-ish shirt for years! I paired it with some skinny jeans, boot socks, and boots.

 

 2.) What is fall weather like where you live? Well, that’s a sad story. Let’s just say it is currently 83 degrees and that is the coolest it’s been in a little while. #thatsfloridaforya BUT, good news! It seems like everyday it get closer to the wonderful weather I love, and for that I am super grateful 🙂

3.) Your favorite drink to have in the fall?  Herbal tea. Although I enjoy drinking it every season, it just feels so right in the fall! This year I really want to try some fall inspired flavors! WAIT! I also LOVE warm apple cider, it’s amazing!

4.) Does your family have any fall traditions? If so, what are they?  I really don’t think we do….unless you count Thanksgiving?! Then in that case, yes! We always have a big and delicious meal 😛

5.)What are some activities and events you enjoy going to in the fall months? An activity I really enjoy is taking photos, usually of my siblings! As for events, we really don’t go to too many, but in the past we have been to fall festivals/trunk or treats which I always enjoyed!

6.) What’s your favorite fall-scented candle? I am going to go with, ‘apple cinnamon’. It’s scent just gives me those autumn tingles, haha!

Image result for autumn tree7.) Tell us about one of your favorite fall memories.  One of my favorites was one from having a photo-shoot with 2 of my three siblings. We got into our most fall-ish clothing and began taking a bunch of pictures! I love looking back at them and laughing at all the amazing memories. The same day we made big piles of leaves to jump into! It’s funny, because we didn’t have many leaves, so we asked our lovely neighbors if we could take their leaves into our yard….let’s just say they were more than okay with it, haha!

8.) What are some fall movies you enjoy watching? Hmmm….I am not sure if I really know of any fall movies. I guess this could be a good time to mention some t.v. shows that I watch that have began a new season this fall though! There is: Heartland, Once Upon A Time, The Flash, and soon The Good Witch should be coming back!

9.)What’s your favorite fall treat? PUMPKIN PIE. No doubt. It’s the absolute best!

10.) If you celebrate Halloween, what is the best costume you’ve worn? I have had an array of costumes throughout my years, (I talk as if I have been around for a very long time, lol!) my dad used to make me AMAZING costumes when I was younger! But, for the sake of lending my memory a hand, I am going to choose something more recent, haha! I am going to say: a hula dancer. It was the most simple of my costumes, but it was the most comfortable! My second choice would be what I was last year-my made-up character, Bob. He is a man in his 30’s-40’s who is an auto mechanic. Don’t judge 😉

Well that is all of the questions! I hope you enjoyed reading! Now for the nominations:

Dancer 4 the King, beYOUtiful, Daughter of Grace

Typically Untypical Teen, A Farm Girl’s Life

 

Oh yes, one more nomination……YOU!

Tag you’re it!

If you decide to take part in this tag please leave a link in the comments so I can check it out ❤

 

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Interview Me~Answers!

Hi there! On August 5th I posted a post asking you for some things you’d like to know about me, so you can get to know me better. I did it in a pretty strange way too….If you haven’t had the chance to check that out you can do so here: Interview Me~Got Questions. 

 

Anyhow, here is my follow-up post with all of the answers to your terrific questions! Thanks to all who have responded with questions! For a special “thank you” I will leave a link to every blogger’s site that left me feedback!

Let’s get started!!

**These questions are not in ANY particular order!**

 

So how did you learn cooking? I have learned a lot from my parents, especially the fundamentals. Nowadays I learn a lot by watching the Food Network and experimenting!

 

What game or movie universe would you most like to live in? I know I have an opportunity to be super creative here, but mind has gone blank, so I am just going to say, ‘The Teen Beach Movie’ Who wouldn’t love to travel to the 60’s?!?!

 

What’s your favorite way to start the day? Waking up early, eating breakfast, drinking hot herbal tea and reading/studying the Bible. Sadly, I rarely follow through with this…

 

Are you interested in anything that most people have never heard of? Decoupaging-Okay, so this is just a fancy word for gluing pieces of paper onto an object and then finishing with a few coats of sealant. The process may be known, but I would say the word is a little more rare 😉

 

Would you rather go hang-gliding or white water rafting? Why? Huh…I guess I would rather go hang-gliding. It seems like it could be peaceful once you started, where as white water rafting is a constant state of high energy and craziness. Honestly, I will probably never do either of these two.

 

What is something that a ton of people are obsessed with but that you just don’t get? Pokémon

 

 Would you rather spend time with friends going to the mall or have a hiking adventure? Although I do enjoy shopping; I would choose a hike. I love exploring nature and involving a friend would make things even better!

 

Hershey’s or Reese’s? Dark chocolate Hersheys!

 

Dogs or Cats? Dogs, all the way!

 

Pixar or Disney? There are some amazing Pixar movies that I love, but I have to stick with Disney 🙂

 

TV show or Movie? TV! I enjoy movies, but I am more often in an episode kind of mood!

 

Someone who’s exactly like you for a friend, or exactly opposite? I think both could be healthy. Having somebody that is the opposite is good, especially with me being an introvert they help me be bolder. Also, I find it enjoyable to have somebody just like me, since we share a lot of things in common.

 

Winter or Summer? Spring or Fall? Summer and Fall. Out of them all, it is FALL FOR SURE!!

 

Big animals or little ones? Overall I would say little ones!

 

 What’s your favourite breed of dog? If we are going with looks then it would be: Border collies! We actually have one:

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Isn’t he so cute?!?!?!

Favourite colour? ORANGE!!

 

What movie could you watch over and over and still love? I am going to say the first thing that popped into my head: ‘Soul Surfer’ I’ve watched it many times and I still love it!

 

Favourite movie? I have SO MANY! God’s Not Dead, Soul Surfer, Tangled, The Blind Side, This is Our Time, and the most recent, The Next Karate Kid!

 

Favourite song? I cannot even list them all!! I am going to limit myself to one:  I Surrender by Hillsong United

 

What is your favourite craft? I really enjoy clothing DIY’s and seasonal decor. Neither of which I have ever posted about….I wonder why?!

 

What is your perfect pizza? Stuffed crust supreme pizza. Plenty of sauce, cheese, and toppings. 

 

Have you ever danced in the rain?
Yes, I am pretty sure I have….I think the fact that I am even doubting it means it needs to happen again!!

 

What was the last picture you took? Let me check….oh no, this is embarrassing. I know I have to be honest though. The last picture I took was one of my headphones cord tangled in my arm hairs….Why would I take a picture of that?! *note~This was last week and no I do not have this picture anymore, haha!*

 

What was your first thought when you woke up this morning? I believe it was me being thankful that my dream was not real!

 

What is your earliest memory? I am not sure how old I was, but the earliest I can recall is when my oldest, younger brother ran into a body mirror and cut his head open 😱 

 

What is one meal/cuisine/cooking technique that you just can’t master? I have MANY techniques to explore yet. To be honest, I can’t think of one I am struggling with at the moment. I think that means I need to try some new things!!

 

When did you start following God? Fantastic question! I was saved at the age of 10, so that was almost 8 years ago!! Though I was saved, it was only a few years ago where I started a REAL relationship and began to wholeheartedly follow Jesus! 

 

 

I want to give another big thanks to all of those who asked me questions! As I promised, here are the links to all those who asked questions! Please check out all of these wonderful blogs:

 

Dreaming of Guatemala  |Ute’s Smile | Lindsay4Dance |Cuddly Critters Blog

 

 

God is Awesome and at Work |Little Swan | Whimziville

 

I hope you enjoyed learning more about me! As always, have an amazing and super blessed day 🙂

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The Sweet Blogger Award

The Sweet Blogger Award

 

Hello to all of my beautiful readers! I have been nominated for the “Sweet Blogger Award” by Maggie from ‘Dreaming of Guatemala’. She is an amazing blogger and I am so very honored to have been nominated by her! Please check out her blog and her award post right HERE!!

This award is only slightly over 1 month old!!  It was created by a blogger named Maha, she has a lovely blog named Beyoutiful! Wondering what this award is all about? Well this is what Maha had to say, “The Sweet Blogger Award is for bloggers who are inspiring writers and beautiful souls and always take their time to shower other people/bloggers with  so much love & care! They tend to always give encouraging  & thoughtful comments, appreciate their work, and supportive in making them a better blogger 🙂

Do I even deserve this?!?! I mean, that is such an amazing award  ❤

As always, here are the rules:

Thank the person who nominated you. 

Include the reason behind the award and who created the award 

Include the logo in your post. 

 Answer the questions your nominator gave you. ✔

Nominate at least 5 awesome bloggers. ✔

Give your nominees 10 new questions to answer. ✔

Let your nominees know that they’ve been nominated! ( I shall do this after I post it!)

 

HERE WE GO!!

What is something most people don’t know about you?

Oooohhh!!! Well there are a lot of things the blogging community does not  know about me (which shall be fixed in an upcoming post!) As for people actually in my life and around me? I would say not many people know that I am a huge weirdo, haha! I tend to hide that side of me when out in public places, but I am trying to be the true, weirdo and all 😉,  me 100% the time, no matter where I am at!! Let me be the first to say, IT IS NOT EASY!!

Your favorite song at the moment?

Ughhhh!! Favorites are so hard for me! Especially when it comes to music!! I could literally give about 20 favorite songs at the moment, but I don’t think I should do that (maybe I can make that a whole other post?!) The group I have been listening to a lot lately is: Hillsong Young and Free. For the sake of not straining your eyes out, I will just name three of my favorites by them: Sinking DeepReal Love, and Falling Into You!!

Are you allergic to anything? If so, what?

Nothing major, no. But, I may have a slight allergic reaction to bananas. Only if they have already started to get brown, otherwise it is okay! If I eat a browning banana the roof of my mouth and my tongue start to burn 😮 Guess who still eats them, though?!?!

If you could trade lives with any fictional character, who would it be and why?

Hmmmm….creative question, this one definitely has me thinking!!

“Real life” person: Christy Miller from the book series: Christy Miller Collection (haha!) By: Robin Jones Gunn- Y’all, this is my favorite book series! Just thought I’d add that in! Why would I choose her? Well she is an amazing God-follower, she has amazing friends, she spends a lot of time at the beach, and one more reason: Todd Spencer. Only people who read the series will know why I added that name 😉

If we go a little less realistic, then I would possibly choose: Rapunzel! She is adventurous, spontaneous, super fun, faces all of her fears, she rocks short hair, owns a sassy pet chameleon, becomes a princess, marries Flynn Rider. The end!

What are a few things you love to do?

I really enjoy baking, walking, and taking pictures of sunsets and nature!!

Your favorite moments from 2017 so far?

Is it bad that I can’t even remember yesterday?!?! Okay, after some thinking time I have managed to come up with a few things:

-Staying the night at a beachfront hotel with my Momma! Although it was rainy for the majority of the time we had a lot of fun!

-The 4th of July! We didn’t do a whole lot, but it was such a happy moment! my family and I watched some fireworks, played with some sparklers, acted so silly, took many pictures, and laughed a lot. I REALLY enjoyed it ❤

-This year I also went on my first date, like ever! It was fun, although things did not workout it was still a new and exciting experience!

 

Do you have a lucky number? If so, what is it?

I wouldn’t say it was my lucky  number, but growing up my favorite number was always 16. Before I was homeschooled my number in every class and grade was 16, because they did things in alphabetical order. So, it was always my favorite!!

A few places you want to go?

Australia, Hawaii, and I am not sure if you’d consider this a place or not, but I really want to go to a Christian concert!!

Something that never fails to make you grin?

Okay, so I could take two totally opposite paths with this question….I could be serious and sweet, or I could just name something funny?! I have answers to both, so I guess I shall just do both!

Tim Hawkins. he never fails to make me smile, not only smile, but laugh until I can no longer breathe too well!! Just looking at his facial expressions makes me crack up, EVERYTIME 😂

As for something more serious: Seeing my parents being cutely romantic! Whether that is them cuddling on the couch while we watch a movie, them being silly, or a simple kiss. I just have to smile 😊 I hope to have a marriage like they do someday ❤

What are you thankful for?

SO MANY THINGS!!! My family- especially these past 5 or so months I am so grateful for my parents, they rock 🙂 answered prayers, God’s guidance and voice, a good friend, an amazing church and youth group. I could literally go on forever!

That was so fun! Thanks again, Maggie ❤

 

My nominees:

Abi Leah , Eva  Liz C. , Kristin , &  Cat

My Questions:

1. Rain or sunshine?

2. What is your dream job?

3. Best advice you have ever received?

4. What is the most awkward thing that has ever happened to you? 

5. What current trend makes no sense to you?

6.What topic could you spend hours talking about?

7. Favorite, must see every year, Christmas movie?

8. If you had to live in another decade, which would it be? Why?

9. Have you ever made up your own motto/saying? If so, which is your favorite?

10. What food do you crave most often?

 

Hope all of y’all have an amazing and blessed day ❤ I am excited to see your answers!

 

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The Blue Sky Tag

Hello my lovely readers 🙂 I have been nominated to do the Blue Sky Tag by Diary of a nineteen year old! Thank you so much for nominating me for this tag 🙂 Also, be sure to check out her blog, she writes about relatable things that have been on her mind❤

Rules:

Thank the person who tagged you  ✔

Answer the 11 questions given to you  ✔

Give 11 questions  ✔

Nominate 11 people to continue this tag  ✔

QUESTIONS:

 1.) What color do you think defines you?Hmmmm….probably yellow or orange, aside from them being my favorite colors, I see myself as a bright and cheerful person, which I believe those colors address 🙂

2.) Who / what would you say inspires you in life? Aside from God, my family is definitely my biggest inspiration! They are very supportive in everything I do and they encourage me to pursue my dreams❤

3.) Hobbies? Baking, cooking, crafting, blogging, walking, listening to music, and talking with friends

4.) Favorite social media platform? I don’t do social media…

5.) Which Millennium Development Goal would you say is closest to your heart? I guess it would be ‘to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger’ Those kind of situations break my heart💔

6.) Which Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) character is most like you? Honestly I have no idea…I do not know anything about these dudes. 🤔

7.) Comedy or horror? Comedy for sure!!! NO DOUBT AT ALL! Horror is disgusting😲

8.) Do you believe in superstition? NO, not even a little bit!!

9.) Coke or pepsi? Well, I rarely drink anything but water, but if I had to choose, I would pick Coke.

10.) What’s the thing that you find most annoying done by people? Mmmm….When people pretend to care about what you are talking about, that is just terrible😔

11.) Favorite quote? Well….I love MANY quotes, but I guess I will choose one of my favorites…  “God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.” – C.S. Lewis

My 11 Questions for my Nominees-

  1. What is your perfect pizza? (thin/thick crust, toppings, homemade/delivery)

  2. If you could only have one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?

  3. What cheers you up?

  4. What is your favorite t.v. commercial?

  5. What is your favorite of the four seasons? Why?

  6. What is your favorite ice cream flavor?

  7. What is your favorite smell?

  8. What is your dream job?

  9. Who is your biggest role model?

  10. What are your top 3 goals in life?

  11. What is the best decision you have made recently?

My 11 Nominees:

  1. Happily Abi

  2. My Life Online

  3. Dreaming of Guatemala

  4. Proverbs 31 Teen

  5. Mandies World

  6. Confessions of a Reborn Girl

  7. THE UNIQUE WOMAN

  8. imjustafollower

  9. Forth as Gold.

  10. Stay Strong Daily Warrior

  11. 1timothy412girl.

  12. And….YOU!! YES, YOU!! If this looks fun, then do it 🙂

I am excited to read your answers! Have an amazing day!! I hope you have enjoyed this❤❤❤❤

My Revelation on Worship

Okay, so I promised to write a post on my revelation of worshipping, so, here it is 🙂 If you have not read the first post on this topic, please check out it out HERE! First of all, I want to thank the people who replied and left comments, your answers are greatly appreciated! Okay, so here we go…

 

My experience: If it was beyond my closed bedroom doors, I was scared to worship God. I desired to worship so freely, but I was so intimidated by other people’s thoughts. I was previously terrified to raise my hands and praise God, as a matter of fact, there was a time where I was even afraid to clap my hands! 

As you just read, I was scared of other people’s thoughts about me, but here is how God brought me through this, this is my breakthrough moment:

God asked me this question, “What do you think about people who truly worship Me?”

My response, “Well, I think they are brave, devoted, passionate, bold, fearless, free, and pretty awesome”

God’s response to me after that is quite funny~

 He said, “And you are scared people are going to think those things about you?! You are scared that people will think you are bold and devoted?!”

After slapping my face in a complete, ‘duh!’ moment, let me just say, MESSAGE RECEIVED! Sometimes I can be so oblivious, even to things I wonder about! God is so awesome! He is really funny, too! Thank You Jesus 🙂

I know I am not sharing this just for me, this is meant for somebody, I believe it! Worship and praise God with no limits!! Even if there are people who think negative things about you, that is not your problem, that is between them and God! BE FREE! 

Here are three of the replies I had to this question and my response to them:

K marie “I think that it is good to be passionate about worship as long as it is genuine. I enjoy the people at my church who are so deeply moved by the service that they put up their hands. As long as they are not doing it to impress people around them and they are genuinely praising God with zeal then I think it can be a positive thing.”

My response: I agree with this. People are either scared of what people think, so they don’t do anything, or they are scared of other’s thoughts, so they fake it. Neither way is appropriate, though. Worship is NOT about what people think about you. The only thing you need to be concerned about is: God and you. That’s it.

twilightpaint “I agree with K Marie, but sadly some of the people at our church do not raise their hands. But my family does and I can sometimes feel awkward that sometimes we are the only one who raises our hands. But our people at church do sing aloud, so I am great full for that. I totally love worshiping and singing to our God”

My response: You go girl 🙂 I understand that there are times you may feel awkward, but keep digging deeper! Forget your surroundings, this is a time for you and God, and you two only!

HisSparrowBlog“I agree completely with K Marie. Another thought I have to go with it, though, is what if you don’t raise your hands or show outward emotion because you’re scared of what others will think? I struggle with this since I’m shy. I know we all worship in our own ways, but I’m not sure NOT raising my hands (because I’m scared) is any better than doing it for attention.”

My Response: Oh my goodness! So this lovely lady responded after I wrote this post, but before I had published it!! God is good! Basically this whole post is my response to her!

Takeaway: Worship and praise God no matter what! Do not worry about other’s thoughts. This is between you and God, not man!

**Let me just say, I am still learning how to completely let go of myself during worship, but I did take a HUGE leap!**

Prayer:

Thank You Jesus! Thank you for this revelation! I pray that this will affect people, I pray it will touch their Spirit. I pray that it will compel people to freely worship You with ALL of their heart! I pray for breakthroughs in EVERY life right now, in the name of Jesus. I ask that each one of Your sons and daughters that may struggle with this,  may leap forward into You, with NO fear. I declare these things in the name of Jesus. Amen!

 

For an Extra bonus Here are Some Bible Verses on Worship and Lifting your hands:

1 Kings 8:54

“When Solomon had finished praying this entire prayer and supplication to the LORD, he arose from before the altar of the LORD, from kneeling on his knees with his hands spread toward heaven.”

Nehemiah 8:6

“Then Ezra blessed the LORD the great God. And all the people answered, “Amen, Amen!” while lifting up their hands; then they bowed low and worshiped the LORD with their faces to the ground.”

Psalm 63:4

“So I will bless You as long as I live; I will lift up my hands in Your name.”

1 Timothy 2:8

“Therefore I want the men in every place to pray, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and dissension.”

Lamentations 3:41

“We lift up our heart and hands Toward God in heaven;”