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Visiting our Grandparents (April, 2021)

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Hey everyone! I’m just popping in to tell you guys all about our trip to our grandparent’s house a couple of weeks ago. πŸ˜„ (I mentioned it briefly in THIS POST) πŸ™‚ I showed y’all a few pictures, but I have a bunch more here for you guys!

Warning: This may be a long post, so get ready! XD

My grandparent’s live in the mountains of Coahuila, Mexico, about a days drive from our house. We left early in the morning (around 4:00 am, I think). And somehow I was actually able to doze on and off a bit between 5 and 6, which was nice! At around 7:30, we stopped at a burrito stand for breakfast. (If you know me, you know that’s my favorite part of any trip – getting burritos from one of those burrito stands on the side of the road.) Ok, maybe not my FAVORITE, but I love it. Don’t worry, being with my grandparents was much better.πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚

Waiting for our burritos in Parral, Chihuahua 😁

After that, we settled down for our long journey, listening to the daring adventures of Ranger Bill along the way. (Ever since our friends, the Cooks, gave the audio drama to us, no trip has been complete without it!)πŸ˜‚

(Oh, and I forgot to mention, Lizzie brought her dog Jock. He actually did really well in the van.) πŸ™‚

And this is how we entertain ourselves in the car… LOL! Poor dog! 🀣

After that, everyone had to try on the sunglasses. 😎

Bekah and I worked in our bullet journals for a while, despite the constant bumping and jostling of the car. (Mexican highways are so much bumpier than in the States) XD We didn’t end up doing for too long though, so we wouldn’t end up ruining our journals forever. πŸ˜‚ But it was still fun!

Me. Taking a photo. In the gas station bathroom. Brilliant, I know! XD LOL.

After that, we spent the rest of our time reading, being weird and laughing too hard, singing to instrumental bluegrass hymns, being bored, and looking forward to getting there. πŸ˜€

I also found some neat photography opportunities at a couple of the gas stations. πŸ˜€ I really like how they turned out! πŸ˜€

My sister, Grace, tried taking a picture of me… The sun was so bright, it uh, didn’t exactly turn out…! 🀣 πŸ€“ β˜€οΈ So yeah, enjoy this super weird picture of me. πŸ˜‰

Well, after driving for most of the day, we finally arrived!

The mountains around their house are so pretty!!! ❀️ β›°

While there, my friend Carolina (Caro) came for a visit. It was so awesome to finally be here after being friends online for quite a while! πŸ˜€ We had a lot of fun together!!! πŸ’•

Caro and I!

We took LOTS of pictures. I’m only showing you a few of them, haha!

Love this one!!!

And of course, we had to take at least 1 silly picture. Or 35. But I’ll save your guy’s sanity, and only show you one. πŸ˜‰

Caro, Ruthie and I!
Abigail and I!

More fun pictures!

And more….!!! πŸ˜€ ❀

On Friday, we went to church, and my dad preached and led singing. πŸ˜„

After Church, we (SURPRISE) took even more pictures! Haha!

Caro and I! (well, our hands at least…!) Haha!

While we were there, my parent’s celebrated their 19th anniversary, and my Grandma, Aunt, Sisters and I set up a date night for them in the bedroom. πŸ˜€

I made this cards to put on their table. (And it was my first time using a real calligraphy pen, so that was super fun!) πŸ˜€

And yeah, I think that’s about it!

And, I just realized, I have no pictures with my grandpa, or grandpa! (How did that happen?!) 😲 Well, I love you very much Grandpa and Grandma, and I’m sorry I didn’t get pictures with you guys. To make up, I’ll just have to post this pictures from another 2019.

(I love you, Grandpa and Grandma!!) πŸ’–

Hope you guys enjoyed the pictures. It was an awesome, super fun trip! ❀

Love,

Rosy πŸ’– 🌻 🌈

April 2021, Recap

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April 2021, Recap

Hey everyone!

I’m so sorry about my unannounced break from blogging. XD I was super busy, we went on a trip, I was unmotivated for a while, and I just never found time to sit down and make a post. Between all those things, I’ve been gone for almost a month now… In fact, my last post was my March Recap. Oops!!

Anyway, back to the original purpose of this post…. IT’S MAY!!! (Well, as of tomorrow) πŸ˜‰ (Is anyone else as shocked as I am? Comment below) XD

April 2021

~ I got the books in the mail that I talked about in my Book Haul post! (Very quick background story: I bought the book Little Women on a used books website, and it ended up being a very revised kid’s version… So I bought it again!)

This time, it was the original, and IT’S SOOO THICK!!! I love it…. 😍 I’m really excited to read it. (I love thick books!!!)

And I also tagged on two Anne of Green Gables books, since I had a $5 coupon. I’m excited for those too! πŸ˜€

~ A couple pictures from Church.

~I planted a (very) small flower garden! I planted zinnias and sunflowers. I’m really excited for them to come up!!! πŸ˜€ I’ll probably post pictures when they bloom, but until then, you’ll have to content yourself with this beautiful picture of… dirt.

My poor flower bed looks rather forlorn at this point, but don’t worry, something will *probably* come up. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‚

~ I sewed a skirt and an apron! I really love how they turned out. πŸ˜„

~ Selfies with Lizzie XD (Believe me, I had to search through the pictures for a decent one that wasn’t too goofy) πŸ˜‚

And honestly, not a whole ton else happened (that I remember at least…..) XD

ONLY THE HIGHLIGHT OF MY MONTH!

(In case you thought I had no more pictures to show you…. Believe me, I have a lot.) However, I want to do a ful post on it later, so I’m going to *try* and choose only a few to show you for now. πŸ˜‰

~We went to my grandparent’s house this month, and we had a super fun time!! I had a lot of fun with my grandparents, and my aunt, and I also got to meet my uncle’s girlfriend, Carolina. πŸ˜€ I’d been friends with her online for a while, and it was so great to finally meet her! πŸ’–

And I have a TON more pictures, that will just have to wait till a later post. πŸ˜„ It was a great time though! πŸ˜€ ❀️

In April, I….

Read:

~Riddle of the Ruby Ring by C.R Hedgcock (4.5 Stars)

~Set Apart Femininity by Leslie Ludy (5 Stars!)

~ Scout and the Haunted Castle by Piet Prins (4 Stars)

~Romance God’s Way by Eric and Leslie Ludy (4.5 Stars)

~Paula the Waldinsian (5 Stars!)

~The Treacherous Trail by C.R Hedgcock (5 Stars!)

Watched:

~An Adoniram Judson Documentary

~The Wednesday Morning Breakfast Club

Favorite Songs:

~Be Thou My Vision by BYU. (I’m not mormom, by the way!!) πŸ˜‚

~O Sing My Soul by Matt Boswell

~Take the World but Give me Jesus by Coffey Ministries

Blog Posts:

~March 2021 Recap

Youtube Videos:

~I will Call Upon the Lord Acapella

(Yeah, I wasn’t very active this month….) XD


Anyways, there was a recap of our last month! It was really good, and I’m really looking forward to May!!!

~Rosy πŸ’– 🌻

How was your month? Do you have any plans for May?

It’s Spring//Spring Photoshoot (YAY!!!)

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Hey everyone!

IT’S SPRING! Yaaaayyy!!!! I’m kinda really excited….. πŸ˜€ It’s starting to warm up a bit, and I can’t wait until it’s started getting green!

This morning, I decided to do a First-Day-Of-Spring Photoshoot! I hope you guys enjoy!

(Note: For some reason, it looks like WordPress is taking down the quality of the photos… Sorry about that!)


When you step out our back door, here what you see. πŸ™‚

Our peach tree budded, and the flowers are so pretty! I always love photographing them every year. 🌸

I hope you guys enjoyed this photoshoot! I really enjoyed taking the photos. πŸ˜„ Which photos were your favorites?

Well, bye for now, and YAY FOR SPRING!!! πŸŒ… 🌸 πŸ¦‹ πŸ’ 🌹 🌳 🌷 ❀️

~Rosy πŸ’– 🌻

What is one thing you are looking forward to about Spring?

Sale on Pen Pal Kits! (+Plus, a Cool Book you Should Check out)

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Hey guys! Just poppin’ on here real quick, to let you know that… there’s a 14% off sale on the pen pal kits! So go CHECK IT OUT, and get yours nows while the sale lasts!

Also, the giveaway ends tonight, and I will be posting the winner tomorrow. CAN’T WAIT!!!!

One last bit of news before I sign off… One of my friends, and favorite authors is publishing a new book! Doesn’t it look amazing?? Go find more information here!! And pre order a kindle copy of the book here!

Stay tuned for the giveaway winner tomorrow!!!

Rosy

Thrift Store Haul

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Thrift Store Haul

Hey everyone!

A few days ago my mom, a couple sisters, a friend who was visiting us and I, went on a girl’s date. We went out to eat, and to a thrift store. It was a really good time!

I enjoy reading other people’s store hauls, so I thought it would be fun to do a haul of everything I got at the thrift store we went to. πŸ˜„ (I’m going to save my favorite thing for last, so stay tuned for the end!)

  1. The first thing I got is this purple star sweatshirt. The star is made of sequins, which I don’t usually love, but I liked the star, so. πŸ˜‚

2. A striped blue and tan shirt. I love the colors!

2. A white and teal plaid shirt. I love the colors on this one too.

3. A purple t-shirt. I don’t really have almost any purple clothes, so I wanted to change that. 😜 This one will have to be saved for when it warms up though.

4. A pink and white skirt. Talk about colorful, lol!

6. An oversized navy blue sweatshirt. This one is so comfortable!

7. A hat. I don’t wear hats all that often, but I like the way they look, lol. πŸ˜…

8. A pair of black flats. my other pair was getting worn out, so I’m glad to have found these. Plus, I really like them!

9. I was really surprised to find this necklace with an “R”!

10. And now for the last, and my absolute favorite item. A gray jumper. I LOVE this, and it really comfortable, and can dress up and down easily. So glad I found this!

Oh, and also, this is NOT something I bought, but sometimes Lizzie and I like to try on the highest, weirdest looking high heels we can find, just for fun. 🀣 We were falling around trying to walk in them, lol! It was really fun/funny. πŸ˜‚

Thanks for reading this post! I hope y’all enjoyed. Which outfit was your favorite? πŸ™ƒ

Rosy ❀️ 🌻

January 2021 Recap

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January 2021 Recap

Hey everyone!

January was a good month, and a great new beginning to a new year. (I love new beginnings.) πŸ˜‚

Here is a recap of January, at the Marr house!

(Beware – tons of random picture, of tons of random things.) πŸ˜‚

~We made and canned LOTS of salsa!

~ I put pictures onto this photo thing my friend Kyra gave me! I LOVE it! ❀

~ Took selfies with my youngest brother, who happens to be adorable. 😍 (Understatement) He’s my buddy!

~ Played Settlers of Catan with my family several times. We just learned it, and we’ve bene enjoying it!

~ Took photos of stars ✨

~ Video called several friends πŸ˜€

~Made this healthy coffee drink thing that I made up, only to realize later it’s basically a frappuccino. (I’d never even seen a frappuccino before, soooo….) πŸ˜‚ It was super good! (And thanks to Hattush for giving me this amazing mug for my birthday!!)

~Piano lesson with my fellow redhead πŸ˜„

~New shoes XD

~A sunrise 😍

~Fun with a friend, who came to visit us from the States!

~Started a new art series on my youtube channel. (Check it out!)

I read:

~Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus by Nabeel Qureshi (5 Stars!)

~Born Broken by Kristen Berry (4 stars)

~Vanya by Myrna Grant (4 stars)

~The Lost Art of True Beauty by Leslie Ludy (5 stars!)

~Hostage by Nancy Mankins (3.5 stars)

Random Thinks I did

~Learned to play Catan, and played it several times

~Sewed a shirt

~Made a movie

~Helped make tons of freezer meals

~Did several paintings

~Did extra schoolwork

Blog posts:

~Blog Survey

~Writerly Memes

~Art Lover Award

~February Bullet Journal Setup

Youtube Videos:

~Dessert Moon Painting Timelapse

~3 ways to Reuse your Old Calendars from 2020

~Create this Book Episode 1

All in all, it was a great month for the most part, and I’m looking forward to all the Lord has for us in February!

Love,

Rosy

Let’s chat!

How was your month? What was your favorite part of January? Do you have any plans for February? πŸ™‚

Blog Survey

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Blog Survey

Hey everyone!

I know I haven’t posted in a good little while…. To be honest, I’m kind of lacking post ideas at the moment. So, after after quite a lot of thinking (literally, for days), I decided that a survey of my blog was in order. I would very much love to hear all of y’all’s ideas and feedback!

Thank you guys so much! And I’m hoping to get back to regular posting soon. πŸ˜€

Love,

Rosy

P.S. This is my first post of 2021. (So exciting, huh?!) Lol XD Happy very late New Year, and hope you all have an amazing year. ❀

Christmas Quiz!

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Christmas Quiz!

Hey everyone!!! πŸ˜„

During the last few days, my friend, Kyra and I have been making a Christmas quiz for you all! We really enjoyed making it, and we hope that you enjoy doing it. See if you can answer them without looking up the answers! Here it is! (Click the photo) πŸ˜€

Love,

Rosy (And Kyra!) ❀️

Comment below and tell us your score, and your favorite question! πŸ˜€

Making Christmas Cookies for the First Time – Lessons on Failure

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Making Christmas Cookies for the First Time – Lessons on Failure

I’ve always wanted to make Christmas cookies. You know, those sugar cookies, skillfully and beautifully decorated with icing. I thought they were just so pretty, and would be so much fun to make! It really appealed to the artist in me. πŸ˜€

Photos from Unsplash and Pexels. (These were not made by me!!)

I really wanted the experience of making them, however, we don’t really use almost any sugar in our baking, ands as we’ve been trying really hard not to get sick, we weren’t going to use any. Plus, food dye is also not healthy, and I don’t remember ever even having it in our house. So, there were several obstacles I would face trying to make these.

  1. No Sugar
  2. No Food Coloring
  3. No cookie cutters
  4. No pipping bags or tips
  5. Absolutely no experience making them

Did that stop me? Um, no way. πŸ˜‚

I watched a bunch of cookie decorating videos, and got really inspired. It was so satisfying watching the icing glide from the piping bag, and land smoothly onto the cookie… The colors were so vibrant and pretty, and the designs were Christmas-y and fun, and AHHHH…..!!!!!! 😍 (And I being dramatic?? Naw.) I really wanted to do this.

So I asked mom if I could try, and she said yes, though she seemed a bit skeptical. XD (WHY?!) lol. Well, I made excitedly plans… I would use some healthy “sugar” that we had, and make food colorings out of stuff we had.

Last night I made the cookie dough so I wouldn’t have as much to do today. This morning I rolled it out, cut it, and baked it. My solution for no cookie cutters, was that I printed out some outlines from the computer, cut them out, and then just laid them on the rolled out dough, and traced around them with a knife. It worked great, but was super time consuming! The only problom I had with the cookie dough, was that it broke very easily, but it was ok.

The actual cookie turned out great. I don’t think I would have asked for them to be any better! This success encouraged me, and I was more enthusiastic then ever.

After that, I attempted to make “royal icing”. It didn’t turn out quite so snazzy… Although I was using powdered “sugar”, it turned out quite granul-y, and bumpy. Not the right consistancy, and not at all smooth and silky! But I didn’t let that discourage me – no sirree! (Well, not too much. Ok, maybe a bit.) XD

I went on to prepare my coloring substitutions. I used beet powder for pink, turmeric for yellow, and chlorophyll (not to be confused with chloroform) for green.

When I mixed them up, pink and yellow worked great, but green…? Turned about terrible. Thankfully, I started mixing the colors in small batches to make sure it would actually work, so I didn’t waste too much when I threw it in the trash can in disgust. XD

So I now had three colors – pink, yellow and white. I was quite sad with the loss of the green. I really wanted that for the trees! Oh well, I would just have to be satisfied with oddly colored Christmas trees.

I finally was able to start the part I was by far most looking forward too – icing them! I use zip lock baggies instead of piping bags, and cut holes in the corners.

Well, let’s just say it didn’t turn out to be quite as amazing as anticipated. It was still fun, but they were definitely not turning out how I wanted them too. They were thick and gloppy and bubbly and gooky and claggy (etc, etc, etc!). And they refused to stick to the cookie without a fight!!!

By the time I was part way though with the decorating, I was feeling more discouraged. This was totally not what I had envisioned. In fact, it looked like a total mess! I made myself use the rest of the “icing”, so I wouldn’t waste it. I kind of had fun, but it was also quite stressful!

When I was done, I had what I decided were a pretty sorry bunch of cookies in front of me. Not pretty, not Christmas-y…. On top of that, I didn’t think they tasted all that great. I definitely felt like I had totally failed.

After leaving them for a while, they started to grow on me – a bit. A very small tad. Well, a tiny dab. πŸ˜‰

We ate them. Some of the kids liked them, and some of them thought they were too sweet, which I agree with. One or two cookie was ok, but any more is too much! I liked the ones that didn’t have a lot of icing, like this snowflake.

My favorites were the stars, snowflakes and gingerbread men. πŸ™‚ So yeah, it wasn’t a total failure.

So anyway, there are many lessons to be learned though this tragic experience. (Ok, ok, I’ll stop being dramatic.) There’s actually only a couple of lessons I learned, at least, that I’m thinking of.

  1. Failure isn’t necessarily failure if you had fun in the process. This may not be true in every situation, but if I think about it, I really did enjoy making these. It was an experience, and you know what? Next time I’ll probably do better because of it.
  2. Failure isn’t the end of the world. Well, at least not when it comes to cookies. When I saw how weird the cookies were turning out, and how stressful everything was becoming, I honestly wanted to cry. But I didn’t. (Barely). I realized that next month, next week, probably even tomorrow, this isn’t gonna seem like that big of a deal.
  3. It doesn’t have to be perfect. Yep, those cookies are definitely not perfect, by any means. But that’s ok. They were made by an imperfect person, so what do you expect?! 😜 😁
  4. Use real sugar and food coloring…. 🀣

Wow. That was deep. Who knew I would learn all that from Christmas Cookies?

Rosy πŸ’–

Have you guys ever made Christmas Cookies?

Fall Tag! (+Fall Photos)

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YAY FOR FALL! I don’t know about you, but Fall is one of my top four favorite seasons! (And that’s saying a lot!)

Beka, from Photos by Abby Rose, started this epic looking tag, and nominated me. Thanks Beka! (Check out her post HERE!) I’m really excited to do this tag, because… I love fall!!! ❀


Beka’s Questions

Have you ever been to a pumpkin patch?

Sadly, No XD

Do you like apple cider?

YES!

What one word would you use to describe fall?

Cozy (sometimes) Cool, fun… (Oh, was that three?)

How would you spend a classic fall evening?

What even IS a classic fall evening? I spend evenings in autumn the same way I do other evenings. πŸ˜‚

Have you ever eaten a squirrel?

Nooopeee…..

What animal do you think would blend best with fall?

Foxes!

What’s your favorite fall food?

I like eating all food in the fall ;P (Expect maybe….. liver.) XD

Do you perfer to say autumn or fall?

Good question! It’s funny, because I say both… I guess maybe I say “Fall” more often!

What’s your favorite fall movie?

I’m not sure I’ve ever watched a movie that was specifically about fall. XD


Awesome questions, Beka, and great tag! THANKS!

I’m going to nominate…

Hattush

Jehosheba

Kaelyn

Grace

And Kyra, in the comments 😁

My Questions

  1. Do you like red or green apples?

2. Best fall drink?

3. Sweaters or hoodies?

4. Best fall dessert/treat?

5. Favorite thing about fall?

6. Hot chocolate or apple cider?

7. What’s your favorite kind of pie?

8. What do you associate with fall?

9. Do you like like wearing scarves?

Thanks for reading! And feel totally free to answer one or two (or all) of the questions in the comments. I’d LOVE to hear your answers!!!

Rosy