Peach Blossom Photography

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A few days ago, our peach tree (finally) blossomed, and I was super excited to photograph them. I’ve been waiting for the tree to blossom so I could take pictures!!! Here are some of my favorites from the shoot. πŸ™‚

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I love this one!

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I love this bee!! ❀ 

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And that’s it! I love how this photoshoot turned out!! πŸ˜€ ❀

~R ❀ 

“…the Lord, Who created the heavens and stretched them out,
Who spread forth the earth and that which comes from it,
Who gives breath to the people on it,
And spirit to those who walk on it:” Isaiah 42:5Β 

OΒ Lord, how manifold are Your works!
In wisdom You have made them all.
The earth is full of YourΒ possessionsPsalm 104:24

 

 

Photography contest WINNER!!!

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Photography contest WINNER!!!

Hello everyone! πŸ˜€

I came here to say something. I just can’t remember what. What could this blog post possibly about? πŸ€”πŸ˜‚πŸ˜œ

Oh yes! The winners of my photography contest. Although I can’t imagine why you would possibly be interested.

Ok, enough of that! πŸ˜‚ WE HAVE A WINNER! After talking it over with both my parents and lots of deliberation….. (It was SO hard to choose!) And also, to be fair, I did not know who took what picture until after I was finished judging. πŸ˜‰

The winner gets 3 bookmarks, hand painted by me, and some fun stickers! πŸ˜‰

The winner is…..Β 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Susy Hubler!!!!!

YAY girl, I’m so happy for you!!! Your picture is amazing. (And colorful!)Β  It looks really professional! ❀ I love it!!!

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Good job, Susy! ❀ πŸ˜€


And now, I have a surprise… Since I got quite a few entries, I decided to pick two runners up, who will each get one bookmark! Those to runners up are…

Abby Rose!

Wow, your picture is so pretty, and very well done! I love it!

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And…..

Kyra Petzold!

I love the colors in this one, and the water droplets are so pretty. ❀ Awesome job, Kyra!

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Ok, I will contact each of you about your prizes soon! Great job everyone, and thank you to all who sent pictures. I loved looking through them all! Everyone did awesome! ❀

Hope everyone is having a great day!

~RosyΒ 

300 Followers + Photography Contest!!!

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Hey everyone! πŸ˜€

I’m so excited to announce that… Rosy’s Writings now has over 300 followers! Thank you so much to everyone who has followed and read my blog over the last few years. πŸ™‚ ❀

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Here are some random, fun stats from Rosy’s Writings. πŸ˜€

Top Commenters:Β 

Lydia Potter

Kyra Rose

Hattush Reschly

Thank you, guys!! πŸ˜€ ❀

Here are all the countries that have viewed my blog. Wow! (Now I just need Greenland and Brazil, lol!) XDΒ 

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My blog’s most popular day is Tuesday, and the most popular hour is 2:00 PM.Β 


So, to celebrate….. I am doing a photography contest here on Rosy’s Writings! I’m so excited about this!!

How it works:

I will give you a prompt, and all you have to do is take a picture that you think fits with the category. Next, email it to my Mom’s address: Sweethairlooms@gmail.com, and she will show me the pictures (without telling me who took what). Photos will be judged according to quality, creativity, and how well it fits with the prompt. πŸ™‚Β 

Who Can Enter:

Anyone with a camera or phone, or anything that takes pictures. πŸ˜‰Β 

Is there a prize?

YES! (The best part! ;P ) The winner will receive 3 book-marks (hand painted by me), and well as some cute stickers. πŸ˜€Β 

Rules and info:

All photos must be original.

Only one entry per person, please.

This contest is only open to people living in the U.S.Β 

You may edit your photos (Contrast, saturation, exposure, etc…) but you may not add filters. πŸ˜‰

The Prompt is…

Colorful!

You have until March 18 to send in your pictures! I’m so excited to see what y’all come up with. πŸ™‚

Please feel totally free to contact me if you have any questions! πŸ™‚

~RosyΒ 

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Sunshine Blogger Award

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Sunshine Blogger Award

Hey everyone!!! πŸ˜€

Lydia from In His Service and Loving It tagged me for the Sunshine Blogger Award. Thank you, Lydia!!

RULES:

  1. Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog
  2. List the rules and display an award logo on your blog post
  3. Answer the 11 questions the blogger(s) asked you
  4. Nominate 11 other bloggers to receive the award and notify them by commenting on any of their posts
  5. Ask the nominees 11 new questions

Here are Lydia’s questions, with my answers. πŸ˜€

Have you ever used a fork to eat cereal?

Probably? We don’t really eat cereal that much. πŸ˜‰

What is a question you’ve been asked too many times?

I love questions, so I can’t really think of any!

What was your favorite thing to eat as a toddler?

Hmm… That was a long time ago. ;P Maybe those orange fish crackers things. XD

How often are you caught in a day dream?

Sometimes, not very often tho. πŸ™‚

When was the last time you did situps?

It was the last time I was inspired to exercise. (Didn’t last very long…) XD πŸ˜‚

Have you ever tried a diet that lasted less than a day that you originally thought you would do for a while?

Nope πŸ˜‚

Have you ever been so tired, you couldn’t think?

Oh yeah! 😴

In the past year, have you blown a bubble with bubble gum so big that it got in your hair?

No, I was never very good at blowing bubbles, and we don’t chew much gum anyway. πŸ™ƒ

Which emoji do you use most?

A lot!! These are my favorites: πŸ™ƒπŸ˜‚β€οΈπŸ˜πŸ˜‰πŸ˜πŸ˜†πŸ€”πŸ˜œπŸ’•πŸ˜…πŸ˜€. So yeah, a lot. πŸ˜†

Have you ever been told, β€œYou talk too much!”?

When I was little, yes. Like, a lot. πŸ˜‰ XD

When was the last time you laughed so hard you cried?

I’m not sure when it was… Probably not too awful long ago. πŸ˜‚

Those were very fun, creative questions Lydia!

I shall nominate…

Hattush

KeziahΒ 

ElleΒ 

Kaelyn

Ellen

And Kyra, to answer the questions in the comments!!!

Your questions are…

  1. Coffee or tea?
  2. Pens or pencils?
  3. What books are you reading right now?Β 
  4. Do you wear a watch?
  5. Do you like to wear jewelry?
  6. Do you know how to paint?
  7. What’s meal did you your last birthday?
  8. What’s your favorite style of shoes?
  9. Penguins, dolphins are peacocks?Β 
  10. Favorite movie?
  11. What was your favorite of all the above questions?

Thanks again, Lydia!!


Before I leave, I want to share with you guys my friend, Kyra’s Youtube channel! She just got it fairly recently, and she posts awesome Christians songs that she plays on her guitar. (She’s VERY good at it!) Her channel is called Guitar for the Glory of God. Please go check it out, and give her a follow! πŸ˜€

Here’s one of her awesome videos. πŸ™‚ ❀

 

~Rosy ❀ 

P.S. This is my 200th post!! πŸ˜€

A Monday in the Life of Me

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A Monday in the Life of Me

Hey guys! πŸ˜€Β 

So, I’ve been wanting to do this post for quite a while, but have never gotten around to it. But finally, here I am! Here is what a “normal” Monday looks like for me. πŸ™‚

6:50 AM: I wake up at but decide to stay in bed until my alarm clock goes off, which is at 7:00. When my watch starts beeping, I get up, brush my teeth, get dressed and read my Bible. πŸ™‚

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At 7:45Β We start eating breakfast (Eggs and leftover pancakes), and at 8:00 I go to pick up our maid, Lucia, and her daughter.Β  (They come twice a week.) πŸ™‚

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When I get back, I put on beans for lunch. (They can often be quite dirty, so they take a lot of cleaning!!!) XD

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By around 8:45 I’m ready to start school! πŸ™‚

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11:00: I take a break from school and practice guitar and piano. After half an hour, I return to finish school.:)

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11:55: I finish my school, and there’s still a bit of time before lunch, so I work for a while on a painting that I’ve been working on.

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12:30: We eat lunch. (The beans I cooked this morning) πŸ™‚

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1:00-1:30: In which I kinda just hang around doing nothing….. XD

1:30: I work on my after-lunch chore – organizing toy cabinets. (Again!!!) XD

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2:30: I bring Lucia to the store and then drop her off at her house. πŸ™‚

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3:30: *Starts to make cinnamon rolls*Β  *Aaaand we don’t have yeast* XD So I sit down to read for a while instead. πŸ™‚

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4:30: Mom and Dad leave on a date, while I stay with the kids. The first thing I do is start making popcorn for supper… ;P

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Yum!!!!! πŸ˜€Β 

5:00: We eat popcorn and cheese for supper while watching a movie. (We watched Drive Thru History) πŸ™‚

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7:00: My parents are home, and my sister Susie and I start making cinnamon rolls her birthday tomorrow. (She’s turning 5!) πŸ™‚

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8:15: I am now sitting here at the computer, writing this post…. πŸ™‚

Welp, I guess that brings an end to my Monday. Its been a great day! Thanks for joining me!!! πŸ˜€

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In Christ,

Rosy ❀ 

How was your day? Should I do another one of these posts? If so, which day of the week?Β 

 

 

 

 

Thank you! + Trip to Arizona

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Thank you! + Trip to Arizona

Hey everyone! πŸ™‚Β 

First off, I want to thank everyone who bought a painting from me. Every single one of your purchases made me so happy, so THANK YOU so much!!! πŸ˜€


Yesterday we got home from a 5 days trip to Arizona (!!!) for our friend’s wedding. (We were only there two days – the rest was driving, lol.) XD The wedding was awesome, and it was also great to see friends. πŸ™‚ ❀

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Group games are the best -, especially with awesome friends! πŸ˜€ ❀ 

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It was an awesome trip, even though we ended getting sick and having to leave a day early. (That was definitely pretty very sad.) 😦  But I am very grateful that we got to go! πŸ™‚ ❀

In Christ,

Rosy ❀ 

 

Happy Sixth (WHAT) Birthday, A Barefoot Gal! (ft. Favorite Posts, Fond Memories, and a Rather Yellow Giveaway)

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Here’s a super fun, yellow giveaway hosted by Megan on her blog! Check it out!! πŸ˜€

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It’s so satisfying, somehow, to make lengthy titles.

Anyway hi! How are you today?

Get ready, because today’s post is a very exciting one! πŸ™‚ My blog is SIX years old as of Thursday, the 20th! My goodness that seems old.

But it also does seem like I’ve been blogging for a while (it’s getting closeish to half of my life!), and it has been so much fun! Just some quick stats for those of you who enjoy them… This is kind of an odd tradition, now that I think about it, but who am I to break it? XD


Followers: 1,722

Posts:Β 590. (Good night! Oof remember when I used to post every day? Yeah sorry about that. The quality was considerably lacking in several of those posts.)

Views:Β 124,000+

Visitors:Β 29,000+

Total words written: 211,437 (so basically if I compiled all my posts into a book it’d…

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My Paintings are Officially for Sale!!!

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Hey guys! πŸ˜€

I’ve been working on this for a while, and I am super happy to announce that… my paintings are officially available for sale!!!! πŸ˜€ I’m SO excited about this!!!

You can see and buy my paintings HERE. πŸ™‚ The prices are listed below each painting, plus $5 shipping and handling. πŸ™‚

If you want to buy a painting, all you have to do is tell me which one you want, and I will send you a PayPal invoice with that amount, plus shipping. πŸ™‚ It’s easy!

I will be shipping out any sold paintings on the 21st of February when we are in the States. (U.S. addresses only, please) πŸ™‚ If you want to buy painting this time, you will need to order before then, as they will not be for sale again until closer to our next border trip. πŸ™‚ #livinginmexico πŸ˜‰Β 

If we are seeing you during this upcoming trip to Arizona, you won’t need to pay to ship, as I can just hand deliver. πŸ˜‰Β 

Remember to click THIS LINK to see the paintings! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜‰ And if you have any questions, please feel free to ask. πŸ™‚

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In Christ,

Rosy πŸ˜€ ❀ 

The Pen-pal Tag

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Averey over at The Providential Blogger, tagged me for this really fun looking tag!!! πŸ˜€ Thanks, Averey!!! πŸ˜€ ❀

RULES
1. Thank the person who tagged you.
2. Answer the 10 questions.
3. List 5 things you like to do with pen-pals.
4. Tag as many other people as you would like.

QUESTION 1: WHEN DID YOU START SNAIL-MAILING?

I started when we moved to Mexico, to keep up with my friends from the States. πŸ™‚

QUESTION 2: HOW MANY PEN PALS DO YOU HAVE?

I’m not even sure. XD Only a few faithful pen-pals, but I have quite a few people that I write on a semi-regular basis. πŸ™‚

QUESTION 3: DO YOU DECORATE YOUR ENVELOPES?

Sometimes yes, when I feel like it, or when I’m not in a big hurry. Which I often am, lol! I love to do it though. πŸ™‚

QUESTION 4: THEMED LETTERS OR RANDOM?

Almost always random, but I like the idea of doing themed letters…

QUESTION 5: IN WHAT COUNTRIES DO YOU HAVE PEN-PALS?

Just the U.S. πŸ˜‰

QUESTION 6: WHY DO YOU WRITE LETTERS?

1) To keep up with my friends in the States! 2) It’s so much fun!!! πŸ˜€

QUESTION 7: DO YOU WRITE LONG LETTERS OR SHORTER LETTERS?

It totally depends. πŸ˜‰

QUESTION 8: WHEN DO YOU RESPOND TO LETTERS AND HOW QUICKLY?

Well, living in Mexico, it’s a bit complicated as we have to go all the way to the border to get and mail letters. So it usually ends up being at least several weeks. πŸ™‚

QUESTION 9: HAVE YOU EVER WAITED TO OPEN LETTERS?

Yes, sometimes! (Actually, I try, but usually, fail…) XD

QUESTION 10: DO YOU CORRESPOND IN FOREIGN LANGUAGES?

Well, I can talk in Spanish, but I don’t have any pen-pals who speak another language.

5 Things I like to do with pen-pals
1. I love exchanging different flavors of tea!
2. Mail tag
3. Exchanging stickers, washi tape and such. πŸ˜‰
4. Movie/song/book recommendations
5. Exchanging bible verse cards and coloring pages

Now let’s see, I shall tag…..

❀ Hattush

❀ Abby Rose

❀Amie

❀ Anna and Pearl 

❀ Audrey Kate 

Thanks again for the tag, Averey! This was fun!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜‰

~Rosy

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Newest painting πŸ˜‰