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Book Haul!! (+Vlogmas Weeks 3 and 4)

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Book Haul!! (+Vlogmas Weeks 3 and 4)

Hey everyone!! πŸ˜€

I have a really fun post for today. I recently bought several books from Thriftbooks, and I’m going to do a book haul, and show you guys what I got!!

Thriftbooks is my favorite place to buy books, as you can often get them for an incredibly cheap price. They are used, but are generally in good condition. πŸ™‚

As you can see, I was pretty excited to get the packages! Getting books in the mail is one of the bestest and funnest feelings ever…!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ“š

I bought 9 books altogether, for around 35 dollars. To me, that seems like an awful lot of money, but when you consider that it’s only a little over 3 dollars per book…. Super good deal!! Anyways, here’s what I got, and what I spent on them!! (And believe me, I spent a long time very carefully contemplating which books to get!) πŸ˜‚


Roses for Mama by Jannette Oke ($4.67)

I haven’t read this one yet, but my mom really loved it when she was younger, so I’m excited to read it!

A Gown of Spanish Lace by Jannette Oke ($4.19)

Another one by the same author, because I love her books!

A Father’s Promise by Donna Lynn Hess ($3.99)

Several of my siblings love this book, so I had to get it. Plus, I love WWII stories. I have a feeling this book is going to make it into my list of favorites. πŸ™‚

Through the Fire by Diane Noble ($4.39)

The first books of the Mysteries and the Minister’s Wife series.

A State of Grace by Traci Depree ($3.99)

And the second book! I read these a long time ago, and loved them. I’m excited to read them again!!

Deepest Roots of the Heart by Chautona Havig ($4.39)

Another WWII story!!! I’m just starting to read this author’s books. πŸ™‚

Emma by Jane Austen ($3.99)

Been wanting to read this one for quite awhile! So far the only Jane Austen books I’ve read is Pride and Prejudice, which I loved. I’ve heard a lot of good things about Emma. πŸ˜€

Joni – And Unforgettable Story by Joni Earekson Tada ($4.79)

An autobiography by a very inspiring lady! I’ve watched a movie about her, but haven’t yet read any of her books. πŸ™‚

Calico Captive by Elizabeth George Speare ($3.99)

The is another one my siblings have read and liked. I’ve wanted to read it for a long time, and I also love the other books by this author!

And there you go! I’m SO excited to read these books!! I had some credit from past orders, so one of these books was free, but I don’t remember which. Also, since I spent over $10, shipping was free, which was awesome! I would totally recommend Thriftbooks to anyone who loves books, but doesn’t have a lot of money to spend on them. (Also, if you don’t mind your books being a little worn, if you choose the cheapest option) πŸ™‚ It’s awesome!!


Vlogmas Weeks 3 and 4

Here are the last two parts of Vlogmas that I did over on my Youtube channel. Hope you guys enjoy! I posted Vlogmas Weeks 1 and 2 HERE, so go check these out if you haven’t yet!!

Vlogmas – Week 3

Vlogmas – Week 4

Love,

Rosy ❀️ πŸ“š

Have you guys read any one these books? Do you buy from Thriftbooks, or know of any other cheap book websites?

December 2021, Recap

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December 2021, Recap

Hey everyone!

Between Christmas, and seeing some of our family and friend, December was a great month!! For once, I don’t think that I will have any trouble finding good photos for you guys. I have lots to go through, so let’s just get into it!

In early December, we got together with some friends of ours to celebrate Thanksgiving. Late I know, but that was the time that worked for everyone. πŸ˜‰ We had a really good time!

All of the kids together!

My brother, Andy, broke his arm while we were there, playing Capture the Flag. Everyone signed his cast.

One of our December traditions is to have a paper snowflake party, complete with Christmas music. It’s always a lot of fun!

We celebrated Christmas as a family on December 17th, since we were going to be on a trip for Christmas day. We had cinnamon rolls, bacon and eggs for breakfast, which was really good!!

We played the Christmas Ball together, which is another family tradition. You can see how it works HERE. It’s a lot of fun!! I didn’t get any pictures of it, but you can watch us doing it in this vlog. πŸ˜€ It was an awesome day, celebrating the birth of Jesus. πŸ˜„

I did lot of baking in December. I made cookies, marshmallows (twice), enchiladas, cinnamon rolls, and more!

I did a mini photoshoot of my brother James (5). He’s adorable!! I love this pictures. πŸ’•

On December 21st, we left on our trip to my grandparent’s house. We visited some friends on the way. πŸ˜€

Over the next few days, we had a great time visiting with my grandparents, uncles and aunts!

My Aunts, Anna and Abigail, and my cousin Mikayla.
My grandpa and Me!

My uncle Joshua and Me
I love this picture!!
Abigail and Me!

While there, I straightened my hair for the first time in quite a few years! It was a lot of fun, and I really like how it turned out. It’s so different though!!

It was a great, and memorable time! πŸ˜€

We drove home on the 25th, and the rest of December was just recovering from the trip, and getting school and chores going again. πŸ™‚


In December, I…

Read:

~A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (5 Stars)

~A Christmas Carol Society by Rebekah Jones (5 stars)

~Mandie and the Holiday Surprise by Lois Gladys Leppard (3 stars)

~Questions God Asks by Israel Wayne (5 stars)

~Anne’s House of Dreams my L.M. Montgomery (5 stars)

~Christmas Jars by Jason Wright (5 stars)

~It’s a Jungle out There by Ron Snell (5 stars!)

I forgot to add that last book to my collage, which is too bad, since it’s one of my absolute favorites!!

Bible:

~1 Kings

~2 Kings

~Matthew

~1 John

~2 John

~3 John

~Titus

Blog Posts:

~November 2021, Recap// Celebrating November’s National Holidays

~Vlogmas – Weeks One and Two

~Spell the Month in Books: December

Youtube Videos:

~Vlogmas – Week One

~Vlogmas – Week Two

~Vlogmas – Week Three

(There will be a week four, but it’s not quite finished yet.) πŸ˜‰


How was your December? Can you believe it’s almost 2022?!

Love,

Rosy

November 2021, Recap// Celebrating November’s National Holidays

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November 2021, Recap// Celebrating November’s National Holidays

Hey everyone!!

I’m feeling quite un-inspired about how to introduce and start this post, lol. So I think I’m just going to call this very poor excuse for a paragraph an intro, and just get into it. πŸ˜‰.😁

I seriously cannot think of much that happened in November…. So I’ll just think of things as I go, and hopefully come up with some stuff. I’ll also tell you guys about how I celebrated some of November’s National Holidays, so hopefully it won’t be too short a post. πŸ™‚


My sister Grace, and brother Philip each had a birthday this month. Grace turned 17, and Philip turned 8! πŸ™‚

My sister, Grace, and I get to be “twins” for a bit each year. Since we were born 11 and a half months apart, we’re the same age for about 12 days!! We took these pictures while we were both 17. πŸ™‚

Grace, Lizzie and I decided to match plaid turtlenecks for church that day, which was really fun!


Then my 18th birthday happened the next day, which of course, you probably already know about from past posts, so I won’t talk about it here. But I’ll re-post a couple pictures. πŸ˜€


A few of my siblings and I. πŸ™‚

This was our family’s Thanksgiving dinner! πŸ˜€

Bekah and Ruthie did a great job making the rolls!

My youngest siblings and I, while I teach them school. πŸ˜€ πŸ₯°

And my friend Kyra insists that I share this bit of writing with you all… πŸ˜› πŸ˜‚ Basically, while learning about writing good news articles in school, one of my assignments was to write two different news articles about a nursery rhyme, but from two different biased points of view. I chose the old rhyme that says, “Ding dong, pussy’s in the well. Who put her in? Little Johnny Flynn.”πŸ˜‚ Here are my articles. They kind of silly, but they were a lot of fun to write!! XD

And this one is from the opposite bias as the last one. πŸ™‚

In November, I…

Read:

~The Minstrel by Malachi Cyr (5 stars!!!)

~Child of Mine by Beverly Lewis (5 stars!)

~Anne of Windy Poplars (2.5 stars)

~In Search of Honor (5 stars)

~Snow (4 stars)

~Children of the Angels (5 stars!)

~Scout’s Distant Journey (3 stars)

~Not Regina (4 stars)

Bible:

1 Samuel

2 Samuel

1 Thessalonians

2 Thessalonians

Jude

Blog Posts:

October 2021, Recap

The Bookworm’s Tag

My 18th Birthday

December 2021 Bullet Journal Setup

Youtube Videos:


Now on to…

Celebrating November’s National Holidays!!

Before November started, I wrote down all it’s National holidays, so that I could celebrate as many as I could. I was able to get nearly all of them, but I really enjoyed the ones I did get to!!

November 1st – National Cinnamon Day

I made cinnamon toast. Mmm!!

November 2nd – National Deviled Egg Day

November 3rd – National Sandwich Day

We made Patty Melts for supper, which are kind of a mix of a burger and a sandwich… But we’re just calling it a sandwich. πŸ˜‰

November 8th – National Cappuccino Day

November 14th – Spicy Guacamole Day

I didn’t get a picture, but I did make some!! Yum!!

November 15th – National Clean out Your Refrigerator Day

I should have gotten before and after pictures… You probably don’t want to see the before picture though. It was pretty messy…!! lol!

November 20th – National Peanut Butter Fudge Day

Didn’t get a picture of this either… 😦 But it was so good!!


These were sooo much fun, and I hope to do it again soon!!

I hope everyone had a great November, and that you all have an awesome Christmas season. This is one of my absolute favorite times of the year, and I’m really excited about it! πŸ˜„ πŸŽ„ ❄️

Love,

Rosy ❀️ ⛄️

What are your highlights from November? What are you most looking forward to this Christmas season?

My 18th Birthday!

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My 18th Birthday!

Hey everyone! πŸ˜€

A few days ago was my 18th birthday…!! Frankly, that’s a little bit (lot) hard to believe. It’s crazy. Seriously, I feel like I should still be 14… 🀣 But I’m not, so moving on. XD

Here’s a recap of how my day went. πŸ™‚

In the morning I worked on making my birthday dessert, a special new invention of mine – Rosy’s Famous Quadruple Layer Pumpkin Pie Extraordinaire. I hadn’t even made it before when I named it, so don’t ask how it was even famous. I wasn’t sure if it would work well when I was making it, but it turned out amazing!! The four layers were… Cream cheese, marshmallow, pumpkin pie pudding filling, and lastly, whipped cream!! Here are pictures of how I assembled it.

I made each layer from scratch, and it’s all completely healthy!!! (Except for the crust, in which I used real graham crackers.) πŸ™‚ It was sooo much fun to make, and it turned out delicious!! πŸ˜‹

For the meal, I chose a favorite of mine… Enchiladas Potosinas, which is probably unlike any enchiladas you’ve ever seen before.

You make corn tortillas with a red salsa sauce, and fill it with cheese, onions and salsa, and fry it. They’re kind of like quesadillas, but in a totally different league. They took almost all afternoon to make, but it was totally worth it.

This is the cheese mixture, and the corn tortillas dough.

I didn’t get get any picture of most of the making process, but basically we flattened the dough into a tortilla shape, fill it with cheese and folded it in half. Then we cooked them, and when they were all cooked… We fried them – a very important and in-excludable step. πŸ˜‹

Here is the finished meal – featuring beans, avocado, and all the other stuff that you eat with enchiladas potosinas. It was so good!!! πŸ˜€


For my birthday, I got some yummy tea from my brother Andy, and make-up from my parents! (The tradition, is we get to wear make-up when we turn 18.πŸ˜‚)

All of my siblings and me!! πŸ˜€ ❀️

That evening, my mom and a few of my sisters had a girl’s movie movie night, and watched part of Pride and Prejudice. It’s around 6 hours total, so we didn’t watch nearly the whole thing…!! It was a fun time!!


I had an amazing birthday, and I’m thankful to God for giving me another year of life – I’m excited to be 18! Thank you to everyone for the birthday wishes, and for making my day really special!! ❀️

Love,

Rosy 🌸

P.S. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!

Nature Quiz (+Giveaway Winner!)

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Nature Quiz (+Giveaway Winner!)

Hey everyone!! I hope everyone is doing well. This is just gonna be a pretty quick post today- I only have a couple of things to say. πŸ™‚

First off, I have a fun nature quiz for you guys to do. Let me know your scores in the comments, and have fun with it!!


And now, it’s time to announce the winner of the giveaway I posted a little bit ago. This winner will be receiving a planner and sticker pack created by Bethany, from The Ruby in the Rough.

The winner is…..

Grace Fetterhoff!!

Congratulation, Grace!! You will be contacted by Bethany shortly!

Thanks so much to everyone who entered the giveaway, and thank you Bethany for hosting it! I hope y’all enjoy the nature quiz, and have a great day. πŸ™‚

Love,

Rosy ❀️ 🌸

October 2021, Recap

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October 2021, Recap

Hey everyone! πŸ˜ƒ

How was everyone’s month? October went by so fast for me! That may be because I spent more than half of it pretty sick with Covid. More on that later. Thankfully, I’m getting really close to being being better!

October started with us still in Arizona, visiting our friends there. It was a really good time!! October 2nd was my good friends, Maggie and Jon’s wedding. ❀️

It was a really beautiful wedding!! ❀️

Love these people!!
Me with my amazing friends, Gabby and Kyra

It was a great trip!! It was amazing too see our friends there after quite a while.

We drove home soon after, and everyone was super tired from the trip. We all got sick almost as soon as we arrived. πŸ˜‚ I didn’t do a whole lot during that time except sleep, read and do a bit of school when I could. That sickness lasted for about a week I think, and we were all glad when it was over. πŸ™‚

I decorated my bulletin board and dresser for fall. I pressed some leaves, printed some pictures, and my friend Kyra made the “thankful” sign. I love how everything ended up looking!! 🍁

Mmm, pumpkin pie!! πŸ₯§

Playing Catan with some of my siblings. πŸ˜€

Some friends of ours that we don’t get to see very often visited us for Church. It was a really good time!!

Vannesa, me, Yeseña and Grace. ❀️ It was really good to visit with them!!

Soon after that, we got sick… again. This time even worse – we’re pretty sure it was Covid. Almost all of us lost our taste and smell, which was not fun! It lasted a couple of weeks, but thankfully, we’re all mostly better now.

Since we were sick for so much of October, I don’t really have many more pictures or interesting things that happened. It was sad to be sick so much then, because I love October – but hopefully November will be better!!

In October, I

Read:

~A Man Called Peter (5 stars!!)

~Scout and the Abandoned Mill (4 stars)

~Memorable Women of the Puritan Times Volume One (4 Stars)

~The first part of Little Women (5 Stars)

I didn’t end up reading very much October – maybe it’s because I burned myself out reading 16 books in September, haha! I’m hoping to read more in November.

Bible:

~Judges

~Zecheriah

~Acts

Blog posts:

~September 2021, Recap

~TheIlluminatingBox Etsy Shop Review

~November 2021 Bullet Journal Set Up 

Youtube Videos:


Despite being sick a lot of the time, October was still a great month. πŸ˜€ As Anne of Green Gables once said… “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” πŸ˜‰ I’m glad we have Novembers too, and I’m really excited for this month!

Love,

Rosy

What did you do in October? Do you have any plans for November?

September 2021 Recap

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September 2021 Recap

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!

Giant selfie! (Or Us-ie…?) XD

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. πŸ˜€

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. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜€

~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. πŸ˜… 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.πŸ˜… Totally worth it though, because I enjoyed that time so much. πŸ˜€

My fellow redhead, Gabby, and I braided our hair together, which was really fun/funny! πŸ˜…

Congregational singing

Camp was amazing – way better than I’m making it sound at the moment. πŸ˜‚ Hopefully I’ll be able to share the video I’m making about it later. For now, gotta keep working on it! πŸ˜‰

~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. πŸ˜€

~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!!!!

Playing Chess with Gabby. She creamed me big time, but it was still lots of 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!! πŸ˜‚

They made some amazing, delicious pies!!

Well, I’d probably better start to bring this post to an end now, so let’s get on with this month’s stats. πŸ™‚

I read:

(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)

Altogether roughly over 3,200 pages! πŸ˜‚

Bible:

~Deuteronomy

~Joshua

~John

~Zepheniah

~Philipians

~Colossians

Blog Posts:

~August 2021, Recap

~Apple Harvest

~October Bullet Journal Set Up


September was an awesome month, and probably my favorite of the year so far. It was so great to see family and friends! I hope you guys had a great month as well!

Love,

Rosy ❀️ 🍁 😘

What did you do in September? Are you excited for Fall? Have you read any of the books I read this month?

Apple Harvest, 2021

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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!! πŸ˜‚

My adorable brother, James

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. πŸ™‚

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!)

Love,

Rosy 🍎 🍏 ❀️

August 2021 Recap

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August 2021 Recap

Hey everybody!!

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. πŸ˜€ So exciting!

This post, however, is about August, not September, so let’s get into it!! πŸ˜€


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. πŸ˜„

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. πŸ˜‚

That evening we held a meeting inside our friend’s pizza place, which went well. πŸ™‚ We left at around… 8:00 maybe? And got home around 11 or 12. πŸ˜„ 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. πŸ˜€

James and Me!
Mom and the youngest kids doing school
Andy and a garter snake he caught

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.

Dad doing a Bible study with some friends of ours in the mountains
Dad and a few of the kids at a restaurant during a border trip

In August I…

Read:

  1. Children of the Storm by Natasha Vins (5 stars)
  2. Journey’s of Four by Rebekah Jones (5 stars)
  3. Beautiful Girl by Karen Andreola (4 stars)
  4. Her Mother’s Secret by E.D.E.N. Southworth (5 stars)
  5. Jacob DeShazer by Janet and Geoff Benge (5 stars)
  6. Scout and the Sailing Slueths by Piet Prins (4 stars)

Bible:

~Numbers

~Ecclesiastes

~Lamantations

~Job

~Psalms

~Luke

I did read as much as I would have liked to, but hopefully I will get more reading in this month!

Blog Posts:

~July 2021, Recap

~Advertisement/Review Opportunity

~My New Laptop (+ Some Random Memes to make this Post moreΒ Interesting)

~β€œGraphics by Josie” Etsy ShopΒ Review!

~September Bullet Journal SetΒ Up


Love,

Rosy

How was your August? Do you have any plans for September?

“Graphics by Josie” Etsy Shop Review!

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“Graphics by Josie” Etsy Shop Review!

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. πŸ™‚

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!


And now to review the coloring book!

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. πŸ™‚

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. πŸ˜€

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. πŸ˜€ 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! πŸ˜€

Have a great day!! πŸ˜€

Love,

Rosy

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