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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’– 🌻 🌈

March 2021 Recap

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March 2021 Recap

Hey everyone! πŸ˜€

I’m sorry I’m a little late with this post, but here is a recap of the month of March at our house! πŸ˜„

~In March I made several meals with my three youngest siblings, Philip (7), Susy (6) and James (4). They’re quite the adorable little chefs, LOL! πŸ˜‚ ❀️ πŸ‘Œ

Making pizza pocket things

Making spaghetti

~For her birthday, Susy picked mini pizzas. Everybody had a small crust, and got to make their own. πŸ˜„

Pizza making party!!! πŸ˜πŸ•

~It snowed! XD We thought most the the cold was mostly over, but we had another cold snap earlier this month, and it snowed a super tiny bit. ❄️

Being silly with my little brother XD

~I made butter for the fits time ever! I’ve always wanted to try it, and it was really fun to do. πŸ™‚ I made normal butter, as well as cinnamon butter, which my siblings loved.

Playing Catan πŸ˜€

My grandparents (My Dad’s parents) visited this month. We had a good time with them! Sadly I didn’t get many pictures, but here is my Dad and Grandma playing a game together.

In March, I….

Read:

~Peril on Providence Island by C.R. Hedgecock (5 stars!)

~Scout by Piet Prins (4 stars)

~Quest for Love by Elisabeth Elliot (4.5 stars)

~Hammer of the Hugunots by Douglas Bond (4 stars)

~Questions Jesus Asks by Israel Wayne (5 stars!)

~Living Proof by Clebe McClary (4 stars)

~Be Still my Soul by Elisabeth Elliot (4.7 stars) XD

~By Searching by Isobel Kuhn (5 Stars!)

Blog Posts:

~March 2021 Bullet Journal Set Up

~My Favorite Music for Writing

~It’s Spring//Spring Photoshoot

~Book Haul

Youtube Videos:

~Painting on Pennies!

~Trying Gouache Paint for the First Time!

~Bike with Flowers Painting -Time Lapse

Well, there you guys have a quick run down of my March highlights! It was a great month. πŸ˜€

Love,

Rosy πŸ’– 🌻

How was your March? Do you any plans for April?

Book Haul!

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Book Haul!

Hey everyone!

I love books…. But I’ve literally never, EVER bought a book for myself. Like, ever. Until now.

I’ve always just read my family’s books, and have never lacked another book to read, and still don’t. (We have the equivalent of 10 bookshelves…) But there’s just something about OWNING a book…. It’s awesome.

Books are just to expensive to buy new, and I wasn’t willing to spend my life savings on one book. So I never did.

HOWEVER.

(That “however” is a very important part of this post.)

I recently found an online book store called ThriftBooks. There, I found a bunch of great books, many for only $4-5!!!!

*queue shocked gasps*

Of course, there were some more expensive then that. But the main books I wanted were around that price. And WOWWW, I’m just like…. I CAN FINALLY AFFORD BOOKS!!!!!!!

And I bought 7 books. For $26 dollars!! A pretty awesome deal for a little over a month’s “income”, if I do say so myself! πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜„

I really had to restrain myself to not buy more than 7. Talk about self-control, folks! LOL πŸ˜‚

This is a picture representing my excitement, before I calmed down enough to take decent pictures…

Anyway, now that that rant is over, here are the books that I got. πŸ˜€

First, I got this little series by Jeri Massi. Some Through the Fire, and All Through the Blood. I’ve read several other good books by this author, so I’m excite for these! Plus, look how THICK they are!! 😍

Next, I’ve always wanted to read Little Women, but I haven’t yet. (Although I’m very familiar with the story.) However, it ended up being a condensed version for kids, which was a bit disappointing, but I’ll still enjoy reading it, lol! And it only cost like 3 dollars, so I’m not mad about it. πŸ˜‰ I’ll probably buy the real one later though!

The last 4 books are ALL by Leslie and/or Eric Ludy. I love their books, and these were actually the original books I was going to buy. Her books are very encouraging and I’ve learned a lot from the ones I’ve read.

I am looking forward to reading this one the most probably. πŸ˜€

So yeah, those were the books I bought right there! I haven’t read any of them yet actually. They just came in the mail yesterday! (I was over the moon excited when I was opening them! XD) I can’t decide which to read first!!!!! #bookloverproblems 🀣

Ok, now, I wasn’t planning on buying any more books after having just bought those. But when I went to find the original Little Women (on another site similar to Thriftbooks) they gave me $5…. HOW CAN I PASS THAT UP?!?! So I bought the Little Women book, and then I threw in 2 Anne of Green Gables books. So I spent another $10. But for 3 books!!!!

My wallet is still recovering.

BUT I’M SO EXCITED!!!

I can’t show you pictures of the actual books, because I uh, just bought them literally MINUTES ago, and for some reason, they haven’t come in the mail yet. But here’s the closest to a picture I have – a screenshot of the cart! πŸ˜‚

(And yes, I know that those Anne books are not in order…. My sister said it would OK to not read them in order, and these are the ones she thought I’d like best. I’ve only read the first one so far. πŸ˜‰ )

So yeah. I’m more than a little excited to read these books!!

I hope you guys enjoyed this post!

OH, before I leave!!!! If you guys want to get cheap books from ThriftBook too, use THIS LINK to get 15% off, (and give me points toward a free book!!) πŸ˜€

~Rosy πŸ’– 🌻

P.S. Have you guys read any of these? Have you ever bought from ThriftBooks?

Disclaimer: I can’t fully recommend these books as I haven’t read them yet, however all of these books I am either very familiar with, or trust the author. πŸ™‚

March 2021 Bullet Journal Set Up

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Hey everyone!

I’m sorry I’m a little late with this post. πŸ™‚ But I finally finished my March bullet journal spreads! Speaking of…. Can you guys even believe it’s March?!?!?!?!? I can’t. Wow. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

This month’s theme is…..

Music!!!

I’ve been wanting to use this theme for quite a while, and I’m finally doing it. XD I also decided to make my spreads fairly minimalistic, unlike what I usually do. And if I used color, it was a light purple or blue. πŸ™‚

The cover page! And a few random goals for this month. πŸ™‚

The calendar page. I really like this.

The word of the month page, and a gratitude log! My word of the month for March is Joy. πŸ™‚

Guys, I just want to say. That habit tracker took me SO. LONG. So long. Never again people, never again. Nevertheless, I love how it turned out!! And the mood tracker is also different from what I normally do. The different notes signify different moods, and I also tied a stress tracker in there! The higher the note, the more stressful the day was, and vice versa. I wonder if this would be playable at the end of the month…. That would be SO fun to “play my month”, lol!!

A tracker for my blog and youtube channel, and a page for the cooks I’m reading. I didn’t read a whole lot in February, but I’m hoping to read a lot more this month!!

Some random little trackers, that I didn’t feel like needed their own page.

And lastly, my weekly spreads. If you notice, I didn’t go through and write the date on the days. The reason for that is, sometimes I skip a day, and that littler box gets wasted, and after a while, all the little wasted spots add of to a lot. This way, I can just write in the day whenever I use it! (Thanks to my friend Emma for this little piece of ingenuity.) 😁 πŸ‘Œ

Wow, for being “minimalistic” these pages sure took a while, haha! I am quite pleased with the end result though. πŸ™‚ It’s different than what I normally do, and I like different. (In this case at least, haha!)

I hope these pages were inspiring to you, and that you enjoyed looking through them!

Y’all comment below, and tell me how your February was, and if you have any plans for March! My family is planning to visit my grandparent’s in Coahuila, Mexico, and after that, our grandparents from Colorado are coming to visit us. πŸ˜€ We’re very excited! πŸ˜‹

How you guys have a great day, AND month!!

Love,

Rosy πŸ’– 🌻

February 2021 Recap!

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February 2021 Recap!

Hey everyone!!

IT’S ALREADY ALMOST THE THIRD MONTH OF 2021!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wooow!!!!!!! I find that hard to believe… February just flew right by. It was a great month though! At least I think it was. I forget what even happened. Consequently, I’m just as excited as you to find out, LOL!

~Sometimes near the beginning of February, our family, plus our friend Susanna who was visiting us, had a hotdog and s’mores roast. T’was a lot of fun! We used healthy homemade marshmallows for the s’mores. πŸ˜„ πŸ˜‹

~Sometime around the same time, mom, Grace, Lizzie, Susanna and I went on a girl’s date kinda thing. We went out to eat, and to a thrift store! (you can see what I got at the thrift store HERE!) It was a BLAST!

~We went out to eat (AGAIN?!) with Susanna. It’s kinda a tradition to take our American friends to this restaurant when they visit, so we had no choice. We don’t usually go out to eat this much, lol!

Shortly aftwerwards, Susanna left, and we all missed her lots. ❀

~Siblings selfies! πŸ˜‚ πŸ‘Œ

~Doing a class with a couple of my siblings πŸ˜„

~A few days ago was the 5th anniversary of our ministry here in Mexico! Here is a picture of us last Sunday.

~Last Monday (the 22nd), Ruthie, Susy and I went to the Border with Dad to get mail, go shopping and stuff like that. πŸ™‚ It was a very fun trip!

πŸš™ πŸ›£ πŸ‘Œ πŸ€“πŸŒ… πŸ‡²πŸ‡½ β†’ πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ πŸ˜„ 😎 πŸŒ„ πŸ’Ÿ 🧒 πŸ˜‚

We got ice cream there! Which again, is not normal, and was a VERY special treat!!!! Dad and I got a Reeses Overload, and the girl’s split a Strawberry Cheesecake flavored one. SO DELICIOUS! 😍 πŸ’–

YUUUMMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

In February, I….

Read:

~Summer of Suspense by C.R. Hedgcock (5 Stars!)

~Arby Jenkins Meets (read aloud to the kids!) By Sharron Hambrick (5 Stars)

~Hand of Vengeance by Douglas Bond (4.5 Stars

~For the Love of Money God by Mike Richardson, MY GRANDPA! (5 Stars!)

~1 Corinthians (5 Stars, lol!) XD

I didn’t read a whole lot this month sadly, but I’m hoping to read more next month!

Blog Posts:

~January 2021 Recap

~Thrift Store Haul

~I’m Selling Paintings Again (+500 followers, and GIVEAWAY!)

~Giveaway Winner

Youtube Videos:

~Heart Sunset Painting

I only got one video posted this month!!! πŸ™ˆ Oh well, hopefully I can get more in next month!

Random:

~Sold several paintings!

~A juice fast

~Survived Day Long Power Outage. (More on that later maybe!)

~Played a lot of piano

~ Reached 500 followers on my blog! (Current count is 513) πŸ˜„

~Researched a lot about gouache paint, so I can try it out soon!!

~Probably a lot more, but my brain just died and I can’t remember anything about my life.

And here’s a few memes that made me laugh this month. XD

And yeah, that about it! I’m pretty sure more things happened, but those are some of the highlights! I hope you all enjoyed, and that you all had a great month as well. And have an awesome March!!!

Love,

Rosy πŸ’– 🌻

P.S. Stay tuned for my March Bullet Journal set up soon! It may end up being a bit late, but it’s a-comin’! 😁

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™‚

February Bullet Journal Setup

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February Bullet Journal Setup

Hey everyone! πŸ˜€

IT’S FEBRUARY!!! Well, actually it’s not. Yet. TWO MORE DAYS! πŸ˜€ It’s hard to believe the first month of 2021 is over. Well, technically not, but practically!πŸ˜‚

Ok I’ll stop now, LOL.

This months Bujo theme is……

Red/Pink/Hearts!

SO unoriginal, I know. I’m sure you guys are shocked that I would even think of such a thing for February.

Ok, all sarcasm aside….. I know that this is a super unoriginal theme for February, and I was planning on doing something else at first. However, I just decided that I felt like doing hearts and everything, so I’m doin’ it. (Even though probably 53,490 people have probably already done it before!) πŸ˜‚ 😜

Ok, so here is the cover page, and a Bible verse that I thought fit well with the theme.

After that, I have my February calendar. I messed up on the edge of the second page, so I just decided to cut it off, and try a dutch door for the first time. πŸ™‚ I think it turned out pretty good.

On the other side of the dutch door, I have random trackers, and then a mood tracker.

My habit tracker… πŸ˜€ I used a similar design as I did last month, because it worked really well for me.

And I gratitude log, where I shall *attempt* to write down something I’m thankful for each day.

I made a Blog and Youtube tracker to track my posts, as well as a page to track the books I’m reading.

And lastly, here is the first of my weekly spread. Yes, I am very aware that I spelled “February” wrong on this page. And yes, it bothers me tremendously. Lol! XD

I hope you guys enjoyed this post! Feel free to copy anything I do in you own journal. πŸ˜€

I’m really excited for February, and I hope y’all have a great month!!

~Rosy

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˜€

A Visit with Friends

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Hey everyone! πŸ˜€

Yesterday we went to visit some friends we haven’t seen since earlier this year. πŸ™‚ In fact, here’s a blog post I wrote about last time we visited them! We had a very good time with them. πŸ™‚

We brought and roasted hot dogs for lunch, which was fun!

Roasting Hot Dogs
The moms (and Gracie) talking.
A few of the little kids πŸ˜€

We got to ride horses! It was my first time really riding a horse. It was a blast!! (Yes, I woke up in the morning extremely sore, but… WORTH IT!) 😁 πŸ˜‚

We all enjoyed our time very much! πŸ˜€ And we got very sunburned! 😜 πŸ˜‚ (Again, worth it!) I’m very glad that we were able to go. πŸ™‚

Rosy 🌹

The Sunshine Blogger and Avid Reader Awards

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The Sunshine Blogger and Avid Reader Awards

Hey everyone!

Today I have two different awards I’m going to be doing! We have the Avid Reader Award, from Hattush, and the Sunshine Blogger Award from Joshua. Thanks guys!! πŸ˜€

Hattush’s Questions:

1. What is a book that you’ve read three times?

I’ve read a LOT of books 3 times, and many much more than than! xD So it’s hard to figure out one I’ve read exactly three times. XD *after some consideration* I think I’ve read Anne of Green Gables around 3 times. πŸ™‚


2. Your favorite character in a fantasy story?

I haven’t read a lot of fantasy, so I’m not sure… πŸ˜‰


3. If you were to write a story but had to include one element of another story, what would it be?

I’ve always dreamed of writing a WWII story, with elements from The Star Under the City. πŸ™‚


4. A book that you absolutely hated?

I don’t usually read books that I hate, though I’m sure I have before… It was probably a school book or something, lol!


5. A book that you liked the idea of, but didn’t like the way it was written?

Again, this is hard. πŸ˜…


6. Favorite quote from a non-fiction book?

I don’t keep track of these things, HAHA! XD Well, here’s one that I was thinking about recently. by Corrie Ten Boom in the Hiding Place. Actually, I’m not sure if this was actually IN the book or not, but oh well. πŸ˜‚

β€œThere are no ‘if’s’ in God’s world. And no places that are safer than other places. The center of His will is our only safety – let us pray that we may always know it!” Corrie Ten Boom


7. Favorite fiction author?

Rebekah Jones, Maggie Cyr, and Malachi Cyr. 😁

8. One book that you wish was a series?

I’ve wished lots of books were series. XD


9. Favorite book of all times?

AH, hard! I have tons of favorites, I can’t pick just one! I love…

The Star Under the City

Though all Things

All Book by Rebekah Jones

The Hidden Hand

The Rivers of Judah

And more…. πŸ˜€

Thanks so much for that tag, Hattush! That was so much fun!!! πŸ˜€ ❀


Next up we have the Sunshine Blogger Award from Joshua! πŸ˜€

Joshua’s Questions:

  1. What was the best birthday present you’ve ever got?

I think my favorite was my 13th birthday, when my parents gave me a camera! πŸ˜€

2. What Bible verse has been on your mind the most recently?

Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.” 1st Peter 5:7 ❀

3. What’s the best book you’ve ever read?

The Bible ;P πŸ˜€

4. What book do you want to read someday?

Lots!! A few new books by Rebekah Jones, and Kiara by Kate Willis are a couple. πŸ˜€

5. Who’s your favorite Bible character?

Hmmm… I like Joseph a lot.

6. Do you do Instagram?

Nope. πŸ™‚

7. Who’s your favorite preacher?

My Dad, Jason Young, Mark Hubler, Israel Wayne, Allister Begg, Kevin Swanson, and I feel like there’s more I’m not think of right now. XD

8. How many blogs do you have?

I have one, my sister and I share one, and I’m also part of Master Piece Artists. πŸ˜€

9. Who do you think should be the next U.S. President?

I think Donald Trump should be re-elected

10. When the virus finally goes away, what place do you want to visit?

I’m not sure! There’s not really any place I’m not going to, that I wouldn’t have gone to with the virus. xD


And that’s it! Thank you two so much for the tags – they were so much fun! πŸ˜€

Love,

Rosy Joy ❀