My name is Rosy Marr and I am 17 years old. I am a daughter of the King, and I love Jesus with all of my heart! Some of the things I love doing are practicing my art and photography skills, singing, playing instruments, blogging, writing letters, and more!
My family is missionaries the Tarahumara Indians of Cuauhtemoc, Chihuahua in Mexico. Please pray for us as we seek to serve the Lord in every aspect of our lives down here! :D
Everything came in good time, and in good packaging. The envelopes Susan used for her products are really cute, and I’ll definitely be reusing them in the future!
First off, I received some adorable succulent stickers, which I absolutely love and can’t wait to use! This 50 piece set is only $4.64. Check it out here!!
These craft paper samples are perfect for journaling and scrapbooking. There are all sorts of colors, designs and textures – so much variety. I’m really happy with this set! Check this product out here!
I picked out my favorite pieces, and got them together for a picture. Some of them seem almost too pretty to use!
The last product I received is this sticker sample pack. There were so many stickers, of every style you could ask for, which was a lot of fun! There are some random stickers that I know I’ll probably never use, but it was still worth it for me, because there were also a lot of pretty ones. Here’s the link to this fun sticker set!
Here are my favorite stickers of the whole batch!
She also added a a little thank you note, with a coupon for my next purchase and some extra fun stuff, which I thought was really thoughtful and sweet!
I would rate this shop 5/5 stars, and highly recommend it for all stationary lovers like myself. I’m sure I’ll be ordering more from her as soon as I start running low again! So go ahead check out TheIlluminatingBox, and tell me your favorite item from the shop in the comments below!
I want to thank Susan for allowing me to review her shop! It was an absolute pleasure. 😀
If you’re interested in advertising, or getting your products reviewed, CLICK HERE for more information!
Hey everyone! I’M BACK!! After a trip, and getting sick for a few days, I’m finally here and ready to blog again. I’ll have more details about that later! 😁
Oh and yeah, so sorry this post is so late. Again, I was sick. XD Let’s see how much of September I can even remember – at least from the beginning!
*ALERT: Lots and lots of pictures ahead…. Enter at your own risk* ;P
~Well, you already know about our Apple Harvest. That was a good productive time!
~Right after that, my Grandma and (13 year old) Aunt Abigail came to stay with us while my parents went on a trip together. It was so much fun to get to spend some time with them!
Lizzie and I with Abigail
I love all these pictures of Grandma and each of us kids! ❤️
Mom and Dad went to the Copper canyon together, which is a few hours away from here. They rode the world’s longest zip-line, hiked, went boating and did other fun stuff together!
When they got back, we had a hotdog roast for my brother Andy’s 13th birthday
We planted pumpkins for the first time ever, and I love them! I definitely want to start planting them every year. They’re so pretty! Can’t wait to make some pies and other pumpkin-y treats with them. 😀
After that, I think we just did normal stuff, got sick, and got ready for our trip. So skip all that, and now you’re caught up to the fun part! You’re welcome. 😉 😂 😀
~FAMILY CAMP! This was probably my highlight of the entire year… It was amazing to spend a couple of days with our great friends at Heritage Baptist Church. I don’t have a whole ton of pictures – instead I’m making a video. But it’s not done yet, so. 😅 I do have some though!
We sang a LOT during camp. Friday night, we played guitar and sang until around 11:30 I think, and I pretty much lost my voice the rest of the night.😅 Totally worth it though, because I enjoyed that time so much. 😀
My fellow redhead, Gabby, and I braided our hair together, which was really fun/funny! 😅
Camp was amazing – way better than I’m making it sound at the moment. 😂 Hopefully I’ll be able to share the video I’m making about it later. For now, gotta keep working on it! 😉
~While there, we also visited another church and had some good fellowship with friends we hadn’t seen in awhile, as well as some new friends. 😀
~After Family Camp, we stayed in AZ for another week or so to visit with friends, and also for a wedding! (Pictures of that will have to be in a future post, since that happened in October, not September… lol.)
Anyway, we had a great visiting our friends, the Hublers. We got to spend a good bit of the day with them. We took a spur of the moment trip to the store for ice cream, which we brought home and ate with homemade cookies. So fun!!!!
A few days later we went to the Petzold’s house, which was awesome, and a whole new fun adventure in itself!
I did some recording with Kyra, which was a lot of fun!!
Last time we were together, we accidentally took a picture where it looked like Annika’s arm was really long. We decided to try and redo that picture, and here are our results. I think it turned out pretty good, haha!! 😂
Well, I’d probably better start to bring this post to an end now, so let’s get on with this month’s stats. 🙂
(A lot!) XD
~The Princess Bellaheld by Julie Sutter (5 Stars)
~Scout – The Treasure of Rodynsteyn Castle by Piet Prins (5 Stars)
~Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (5 Stars)
~The Giant Killer by A.L.O.E. (4 Stars)
~The Confessions of St. Patrick (4 Stars)
~ The Haunted Room by A.L.O.E. (5 Stars)
~Courageous by Randy Alcorn (5 Stars)
~Jane of Lantern Hill by L.M. Montgomery (5 Stars)
~ Red Rover, Red rover by Perry Elisabeth Kirkpatrick (5 Stars)
~Plan to Fail by Perry Elisabeth Kirkpatrick (4 Stars)
~Bad Things, Small Packages by Perry Elisabeth Kirkpatrick (5 Stars)
~Tutor, Nanny, Spit-up, Sky by Perry Elisabeth Kirkpatrick (5 Stars)
~A-Spying we will Go by Perry Elisabeth Kirkpatrick (5 Stars)
~Once Upon a Dime by Perry Elisabeth Kirkpatrick (5 Stars)
~Five Star Spy by Perry Elisabeth Kirkpatrick (5 Stars)
~Fair in War by Perry Elisabeth Kirkpatrick (5 Stars)
IT’S FALL!!! I’ve been looking forward to autumn for a while, and I’m so excited it’s finally here! Autumn is one of my favorite seasons. 🙂 🍁 🍂 😄 YAY for fall!!
So of course, my theme for October is… Autumn! 😀
The cover page is a lot more complicated than I normally make, but I really love how it turned out!! It’s soo fall-y! XD 😀
Next we have a quote made (Which I love!!), and A Line a Day. 🙂
Habit and Mood Tracker. 🙂
Sleep Tracker, Bible Reading Tracker and my social tracker. 🙂
So far I have only a couple of books written down, but don’t worry – the entire page will fill up before long. 😁 For now, here’s just the corner of the page that I have. XD
And lastly, here’s my daily log, which I think turned out really nice and atumn-y. 😄 🍂
And there we have it! This is one of my favorite set ups I’ve ever done. 🍁 Did I mention I love Autumn? I love coziness, reading books and drinking tea, all the pretty colors… I’m really looking forward to doing all the autumn-y things, and checking off my bucket list (which I hope to post later!)
Anyway, we have a two week trip coming up the day after tomorrow (which I’m SO excited about!), so I have to go continue getting ready. So I won’t be posting for a couple of weeks and my September Recap may be a few days late, but I’ll be back soon, hopefully with some fall posts! 😀
Rosy ❤️ 🍁
P.S. Even though this was posted today, I actually wrote it on September 22, at 4:30 PM. XD So when you read this, assuming you read it shortly after being posted, we’ll probably be on our trip and having an amazing time. 🙂 Consequently, I may not be on the computer to moderate and answer comments, but I will soon. Have a great day!! ❤
What’s your favorite season? Do you prefer “Fall” or “Autumn”?
Every year around August or September my family has apple harvest, where we process and can apples in many various forms. It’s a lot of fun – for the first couple hours! After hours and hours and days, it does get quite tiring though. However, it’s definitely worth it to have apples saved for the rest of the year!
We have two apple trees, but the majority of the apples, we bought and picked from our neighbor’s trees.
For two days, we cut, chopped, sliced, peeled, juiced, froze, mashed, boiled and cooked apples. We made apple cider, apple pie filling, dried apples, frozen apples, canned apples, apple sauce, apple butter and more. You name it, we probably made it!! 😂
For lunch, since we didn’t really have time to make anything, Dad got hamburgers, which is a special treat. T’was a bright spot in a rather long, tiresome day. Lol!
After lunch, we resumed work. Apples, apples, apples! These are a fraction of the jars that we canned. I think most of these are apple cider, which will be awesome during the fall and winter months!
The next afternoon, we (finally!) we were mostly finished, except for a little bit more dehydrating we did here and there for the next few days. 🙂
Here are the estimated results of our harvest, (which we have affectionately dubbed “Apples Party”
~Canned 62 quarts of apple juice ~Canned 29 quarts of apple sauce ~19 gallons of juice for the freezer ~8 quarts of apple sauce for the freezer ~19 gallons of apple slices for the freezer ~Filled the 9 tray dehydrator 7 times ~9 quarts apple butter ~24 pints apple butter ~27 quarts of apple pie filling
Roughly 800 lbs of apples were processed. Yay!!
What’s your favorite apple product? Red or green apples? (Green all the way for me!)
Can you believe it’s already September?! I’m especially excited for this month, because 1) AUTUMN! and 2) We’re planning on taking a trip to go to Family Camp with our Church there. We haven’t seen them in a year now (which is waayyy too long), and we’re really, really, extremely excited!!! That’s near the end of the month, and I’m very sure you’ll hear lots about it in future posts. 😀 So exciting!
This post, however, is about August, not September, so let’s get into it!! 😀
Early in the month, our family traveled to a town a few hours away to visit some good friends of ours and to start of some evangelical meetings there. We stayed for a couple of days, and had a really good time!
A bunch of us got up early(ish) in the morning to go hiking with our friends in the mountains Ok, large hills by the town. We hiked for a couple of miles, but it felt like longer, as some parts weren’t super easy going. It was loads of fun though! The little kids did a great job keeping up. 😄
The view was really pretty from the top!!
Later that afternoon we played soccer until we were tired out, and then they taught us a Mexican game that I forget the name of…. It was kinda similar to baseball, but also quite different. I don’t even know how to play baseball. But they told me it was similar, so. Lol!
After that we rested, and watched the kids get wet and muddy, and catch toads. It was really hot and dry, so the water felt good. 😂
That evening we held a meeting inside our friend’s pizza place, which went well. 🙂 We left at around… 8:00 maybe? And got home around 11 or 12. 😄 It was a really good time!!
I can’t think of any other major events or anything that happened after that, so here are a few random photos for you guys. 😀
Some pictures of our family on a walk. I got carried away taking pictures with my brother’s camera. The selfie stick was fun, lol! I won’t post all the pictures (there were a lot XD), but here are a couple of the best ones.
In August I…
Children of the Storm by Natasha Vins (5 stars)
Journey’s of Four by Rebekah Jones (5 stars)
Beautiful Girl by Karen Andreola (4 stars)
Her Mother’s Secret by E.D.E.N. Southworth (5 stars)
Jacob DeShazer by Janet and Geoff Benge (5 stars)
Scout and the Sailing Slueths by Piet Prins (4 stars)
I did read as much as I would have liked to, but hopefully I will get more reading in this month!
Can you believe it’s already September?! 2021 is just speeding by like crazy! I’m so excited though for fall though. It’s one of my favorite seasons!
As I said in my August set up post, I used up my entire teal bullet journal. So I got a new one, and I really love it – even more than my old one! The color is beautiful, and it’s like twice as long.
I’m super excited about my new journal, and I love it so much!!! Can’t wait to use it more in the coming months. Now on to my September spread!
Originally I was going to do a pastel themed spread, but I just wasn’t feeling it, so I did a little poll on my blog with a few different ideas. A lot of you voted that I do a lavender theme, and I really liked that idea so I went for it! I really enjoyed making, and I love the way it turned out! 💜
~Cover page and calendar
~Quote page and gratitude log. That empty space going to have my word of the month when I decide on it lol…!
~Habit Tracker! Anyone have an idea for that last space? Haha. 😅
~Mood Tracker! Getting all the spaces in the circle even and the same size was hard, and it still looks a bit uneven, but that’s ok!
~Bible and reading trackers, and my social tracker. My favorite and most used page as usual!! I haven’t written in the books I’m reading yet (I still don’t know!), so I guess you’ll have to find that out in my September Recap post later on. 🙂
~Sleep tracker and activity tracker. The activity tracker is something new I’m trying. Basically it’s for workouts and exercises, and tracking how many minutes I spend each day doing them. I’m interested in seeing what the numbers are. And if it works well, maybe I’ll make it a regular! 😀
~My daily log. 😀 I’ve realized that for the longest time I’ve only done the same, super simple spread for my daily logs, and decided it was time I did something a bit fancier! I quite like how it turned out! As usual, I didn’t write in most of the dates, so that if I skip a day I won’t waste space. 😉
And there you have it!! My very first set up in my brand new journal. I hope y’all enjoyed, and that this post was inspiring to you!!
Hello everyone! Today I have the privilege of reviewing some items from my friend Josephine’s new Etsy shop, GraphicsbyJosie. Her all digital shop is full of useful, fun printable, and art. Everything is digital, which means you don’t have to pay shipping! It’s all is super affordable, and well made.
Josephine kindly sent me her Digital Adult Coloring Book, and two of her Large Group Portraits for me to review here on the blog. So exciting! And so, without further ado, on to my review!
Starting off with the Large Group Portraits. I loved this so much!! Josephine was super fast getting the drawings done and sent, and she did a phenomenal job. I really, really love how they turned out!!
She drew this picture of me and my siblings, as well as one with my whole family. I love them so much! The sibling one is definitely my favorite of the two. ❤ I keep staring at it, because it’s so cute! XD
These are the original photos. 🙂
Now get this… These portraits cost only $5.00 on her shop! That’s an amazing price for the work that she does. However, that’s only an introductory price, so get yours quick before the price goes up!! Get it HERE!
My favorite things about it: 1) Super simple, easy to color 2) Since it’s printable, you can pick and choose which pages to color, as well as print them out over and over whenever you want!
What I didn’t prefer: 1) Most of the pages weren’t as detailed as I generally prefer, but that’s a matter of preference. 🙂
I picked out a few pages to print out, and tested them with several different mediums. I found that water color paint work well on the pages that have a lot of empty space, where as if I used colored pencils or pens, it would have taken a bit of time to fill. But I didn’t mind that with the watercolors, in fact, I really enjoyed it.
The other pages with more detail, were perfect for colored pencils, pens, and markers. 😀
This picture was colored with colored pencils. I love all the random and fun shapes in there! I enjoyed coloring this one immensely.
I colored this page with watercolors! Watercolor paint was perfect, because I feel like, for me at least, it would have taken too much time to color with pens or pencils. And I love how it turned out! Painting the galaxy was a blast. And guys, the quote…? Love it!! ⭐️ ✨
And lastly, I colored this one using markers. Guys, coloring this, choosing the colors, watching it come together… It was so satisfying and relaxing! I used tons of colors in this, and I love this way it turned out. This picture was well drawn, and had the perfect amount of detail, without having too much.
And here are my finished pictures! I definitely had a good time coloring these, and would recommend this coloring book. 😀 It costs only $3.95, which is only like… 25 cents per picture – how cool is that?! So go check it out!!!
All in all, Josie’s shop was lovely, she keeps adding more fun stuff, and it’s all at a pretty affordable price. She was also great to work with, and got my products to me in very good time. So yeah. Go check out her Etsy Shop! 😀
Hey everyone! I’m super excited to be writing this blog post! Hopefully you didn’t read the title of this blog post, so it’ll be a surprise…. (Not likely, but one can always hope!)
Anywho. My parents gave me a laptop!!! I was SUPER surprised and excited!!!! I’ve been wanting to save up for a while…. But it was going to take me probably 1,307 years to save up the money for the one I wanted…! So I thought maybe I might be able to finally save up for one when I am… *calculates how old I will be in 1,307 years* 1,324 years old.
😂 😂 😂
So yeah, I’m slightly (VERY) excited! I’ve been having a lot of fun designing and customized to fit my style, needs and wants. Designing the background was a blast! Here’s what I made.
As you can see, I designed the background with category, so that I can organize the apps and folders I have on my desktop screen. And of course, I made it “me” by making it light teal color, and adding some pretty flowers. 😀 Sometime, when I bored of this one, I can make pretty easily make another with a different theme. 😀
I also added a Bible verse in the upper left corner. (Colossians 3:23) “Whatever you do, do your work heartily as unto the Lord… It is the Lord whom you serve.” I put that there to remind me to make sure that everything I do on this laptop is honoring to God. 😀
So yeah, really love how that all turned out!!
Thank you so much, Mom and Dad!!!! 😃 ❤️
And now, time for some very random memes (To make this post longer, more interesting, and funnier…! ) 😂 ENJOY!!
Oh, and one more thing real quick before I leave. I can’t decide what theme to do for my September set up…. Here are a few of my ideas. Which ones would you be most interested in seeing? (no promises to necessarily do any of them, but I likely will, and really want to hear what you think!!!) Please let me know in the comments!!!
A. Pastel Colors
B. Purple Lavender
C. Art (and art supplies)
And let me know if you have any other ideas you’d like to see!
Hope you guys enjoyed this very random post, laughed at the memes, and just maybe found the laptop design inspiring. 😁
Have a great day!!!
Rosy 🦋 ❤️
P.S. I’m currently sick and laying and bed…. But that’s ok, because it’s raining, and the thunder is sooo cool!! And, with my laptop, and can even write this blog post while I’m resting…! Haha! 😂 😁
I know I just posted a couple of days ago, but I have some exciting news that I can’t wait to share. I am going to start doing reviews and advertising on my blog! That means that:
I will review a product(s) from your business or shop
I will will advertise for you on the sidebar of my blog
Product review is totally free! Add a giveaway, and that will be only $5. All you have to do is send me one or more items from your shop.
Advertisement will cost $6 for one month, $15 for three months, and $28 for 6 months. I will put your advertisement on the sidebar of my blog for the amount of time specified and paid for. 🙂
As you can see, I’m starting out pretty cheap. These prices will be guaranteed until the end of the year, and may go up after that, so take advantage of this opportunity soon!
All the information is on THIS PAGE, but I want to share it here as well. Here are the packages that you may choose from, and some more information. 🙂
Product review – I will review a product from your shop or business on my blog = $0. Add a giveaway = $5.
Vlog/Video product review up to 5 minutes. Will be posted on both my blog and youtube channel. = $15
Sidebar ad for 1 month = $6
Sidebar ad for 3 months = $15
Sidebar ad for 6 months = $28
*Feel free to provide your own advertisement, however I can make it for you for a one time fee of $5. Graphics must be square.
Review, Giveaway and 3 months advertising = $28
*Prices guaranteed to the end of the year.
What products should I send you?
Feel free to send me the product(s) of your choice, or give me a choice between a few items in your shop.
Who will ship the product (prize) to the giveaway winner?
I will send you the name and address of the giveaway winner,and you will ship them the product.
Will you review just anything?
Company and product must be wholesome and clean, and I reserve the right to refuse any item.
How long will it take to review my product?
Due to us living in Mexico with no mail service, we use a U.S. mailing address. It may take me 4-6 weeks for me to receive the package. However, I will commit to getting the post up within two weeks of receiving the product in hand.
What can I advertise?
You can advertise anything, from your business, etsy shop, blog, youtube channel, etc!
Please contact me if you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, or if you have any questions. I’m so excited to jump into this!
Are you interested in collaborating with me through reviews or advertising? 😀
Hey everyone!! Can you believe it’s already August? I know I say this every month, but… IT’S CRAZY! This year is going by sooo fast!!
But we’re here to talk about July, not August, so. What happened this month anyway? I forget half of it.. XD But hopefully I shall remember as I go. 🙂
Well, it’s been raining nicely this year! The last couple of years, we have been in a pretty bad drought, and hardly got any rain. But this year, it’s actually been raining, so praise God for that! It’s getting really green, and I love it so much.
I’ve been doing classes with my youngest siblings, which has been fun! 😀
Reading Glaucia the Greek Slave, given to me by my friend, Susie!! It was really good! 😀
Our family goes on walks together frequently in the summer. It’ really fun, and the weather as been beautiful!!!
Later this month (just a few days ago) Ruthie, Susie and I went with Dad to the border! We go every every so often to get our mail, go shopping, and whatever other errands we need to do. 😀 I always love going.
We left at 3:30 in the morning, and got there around 9:30. The sunrise that morning was really pretty!
It rained a lot on the trip, was was so much fun! The weather was beautiful……!!!
It looks like Dad is sleeping while he’s driving, but DON’T WORRY! He’s just blinking. 😉 LOL!!
We went to Coldstone Creamery while we were in El Paso! It was my first time going, and it was AMAZING….. I got coffee ice cream with chocolate and caramel and nuts….. Ahhhh!! We got to watch the lady making it, witch looked super fun, and I decided what my future job will be. LOL!
Sadly, I didn’t get a picture of the ice cream. Sorry, I was just too busy eating it. XD
James and I took picture of each other with these purple flowers. He was quite proud of the pictures he took himself! 😀 ❤
In July I…
~Iceland Intrigue by C.R. Hedgcock (5 stars!)
~So Stick a Geranium in Your hat and be Happy by Barbara Johnson (5 stars)
~Augustines Confessions by Augustine of Hippo (5 stars)
~The Basket of Flowers by Christof Von Schmid (5 stars)
~William Carrey by Janet and Geoff Bence (5 stars)