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May, 2022 Review

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May, 2022  Review

Hey friends! ❀️

I realize that, yet again, I have skipped a reviewing a month… I didn’t post a recap of April, because I had very few photos, and wasn’t really feeling motivated to do it. So yeah. Sorry about that. XD

Whatever the case, I’m back with a recap of the month of May! πŸ˜€

Near the beginning of this month, the Oduber family, who was moving across Mexico to a town a few hours from us, stayed at our house for a few days. It was really fun to get to know their family!

A couple of weeks later, one of the churches my dad frequently preaches at held a conference. The Oduber family was able to come again, and stayed at our house during the duration of the conference. It was fun, and the conference was really good! Quite a few people came. πŸ˜€

The men visiting

Lizzie and I went on a short walk/hike with some of the women. We climbed to the top of a hill, and the view from up there was amazing!!! Sadly, I didn’t have a camera, so I don’t have pictures of the view. But it was really fun!

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A painting I did
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The kids doing a science experiment with their friend, one of our neighbors.
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My sister Lizzie, turned 15 near the end of May. πŸ˜€ The first two pictures of of her birthday, and the last one is from a photoshoot I did of her bit later.

Memes I saved in May

I’m thinking about making this a regular section in these recap posts because who doesn’t love good memes? πŸ˜‚ Here are a few of my favorites that I saved last month. πŸ™‚

Books I read in May

  1. Having a Mary Spirit by Joanna Weaver (5 stars)
  2. Kilmeny of the Orchard by L.M. Montgomery (5 stars)
  3. Kate’s Capitol by Sarah Holman (4 stars)
  4. Phantom Write by Jerry Jenkins (4 stars)
  5. Double Fault by Jerry Jenkins (3 stars)
  6. Authentic Beauty by Leslie Ludy (5 stars)
  7. Volition by Chautona Havig (5 stars)
  8. The Last Gasp by Chautona Havig (4.5 stars)
  9. Imprisoned with ISIS by Petr Jasek (4.5 stars)

I read a lot of good books in May! I bolded my favorites, and linked to the reviews of the ones I reviewed on Goodreads. πŸ™‚

Blog Posts and Youtube Videos

Blog:

  1. May Bullet Journal Set Up
  2. 5 Things I would tell my Younger Self
  3. Yet Another Thriftbooks Haul

Youtube:

  1. Blue Butterfly Painting

May was a such a great month for us here! How did your month go?

Love,

Rosy πŸ’•

May, 2022 Bullet Journal Set Up

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Hello friends!! πŸ’•

I don’t know if anyone noticed, but I took a needed break from bullet journaling in April. I tried to put something together, but it just wasn’t working out and was getting stressful, so I just decided to skip a month. πŸ™‚ But now I’m back, with my set up for May! The theme is…

🌸 Spring flowers!! 🌸

I didn’t feel up to doing anything super artistic on the cover page, so I decided to make a collage with some Spring-y photos and quotes I got printed recently. I think it turned out really pretty!

I did an activity tracker (which I probably should have called a workout tracker) and a sleep tracker, both of which I hadn’t done in a while. I decided that since I did nothing in April, I wanted to do extra in May, so. πŸ˜‚ 😁

There are several different trackers here, including a gratitude tracker, social tracker, and a little section for goals and rewards.

My favorite spread, the book tracker of course. I’m really excited about the books I’m reading this month. As you can see, I’ve already read quite a bit…. πŸ˜‚ (And by the time I’m writing this I’ve already finished a couple of them….) XD


I really like how this set up turned out. My favorite thing about it is probably all of the pretty colors! I’m really excited to be getting back into bullet journaling. πŸ˜€

If you guys have any themes that you’d like to see me do in the future, please let me know in the comments. I’d love to see your ideas!!

Happy May!!

Rosy 🌸 ❀️

Sunshine and Rainbows Tag🌞🌈

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Sunshine and Rainbows Tag🌞🌈

Hello everyone!! I haven’t done a blog tag in quite a while, so when my friend, Anna, tagged me for the Sunshine and Rainbows blog tag, I decided it was time I did one. πŸ˜€ So thanks for tagging me, Anna!! (Be sure to check out her lovely post HERE!) Let’s do this!!

The Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who tagged you
  • Share the badge and rules in your post
  • Include this blog tag statement: β€œThe sunshine & rainbows blog tag is an award created to show appreciation for bloggers who bring positivity and happiness into our lives!”
  • Answer the tag’s 5 questions
  • Tag 5-10 bloggers whose blogs you love reading!
  • Include a custom message to your nominees about why you tagged them
  • Keep on blogging!Β We love that you’re a part of the blogging world!

The Questions

  1. What are your favorite kinds of posts to write?

Well, I love writing monthly recaps each month! I also enjoy bullet journaling posts. However, I’m currently feeling very un-inspired with my blog, and I’m having a bit of a hard time coming up with new posts. So if you have any ideas for me, let me know in the comments, and I’d greatly appreciate it!!

2. What’s a post you’d love to write, but haven’t yet?

You know, I’m not sure… I’d love to write more devotional type blog posts, based on lessons I’ve learned. I’d also enjoy doing some art and craft tutorials and DIYs! What do y’all think?

3. In what ways do you enjoy helping other people?

Hmm… I love helping my siblings with school, as well as serving my family in other ways.

4. What (or who) inspires you?

Oh, LOTS of things….. Music inspires me, as does nature, rain, flowers, rainbows, books, movies, art, colors, and other pretty things…. As well as my friends and family, and God. And lots more. And chocolate. Lol! πŸ˜‚

5. What do you love to see on other people’s blogs?

I love seeing little bits of their life, pictures, art, DIYs, more art, tutorials, photography, and other fun things like that! πŸ˜€

My Nominees

(No pressure at all to do this, only if you want to!) πŸ˜‰

Kaley: You’re a great blogger/writer! I had lots of fun writing that story with you the other day!

Hattush: Girl, you’ve been a super good friend to me the past few years! I really love your blog and seeing pictures of your adorable sugar gliders. My favorite posts you do are the ones with life updates, and pictures of your family!

Reese: I like your travel posts. It’s super fun to see the pictures from other countries!

And that’s it for today, folks! I’m going to go work on my bullet journal set up for August (CRAZY!), so look out for that post sometimes in the near future!!

Have a great day!!

Love,

Rosy 🌻 ❀️

What kind of things inspire you? Do you have any post ideas for me? πŸ˜€

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’– 🌻 🌈

James’ Birthday!!!

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Yesterday was my brother, James’, 4th birthday! πŸ˜€

He is such a precious boy, and I love him so much!! ❀ It’s so hard to believe it’s been 4 years since he was born.

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The dessert he picked was chocolate chip cookies and ice cream! πŸ˜‹

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Smile!! XD

Opening gifts

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For his birthday,Β  I made a piΓ±ata, and he helped me paint it. πŸ™‚ 😁

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Putting up the piΓ±ata

James and I

I love this picture! β€οΈπŸ’–

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Philip, ferociously attacking the piΓ±ata! πŸ˜…πŸ˜‚

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PiΓ±ata hat XD (LOVE THIS KID!)Β 

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We had an awesome time! πŸ˜€

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JAMES!πŸ’–

~Rosy

P.S. Comment below if you think James is one of the cutest kids you’ve ever seen. πŸ˜œπŸ˜‚πŸ˜β€οΈ

P.S.S If you haven’t seen it yet, check out my last post, What are your Assumptions?. If you haven’t added your assumptions yet, I’d love if you did! πŸ˜€Β 

 

A Blast From the Past!

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As I am sitting down to write this blog post, I literally have no idea what to write about. I don’t know why, but for reason, I haven’t had much blogging inspiration, which I usually do. Hmmm… I’m going to try to think of something interesting. XD

*Is thinking*

*Crickets*

*10 minutes later*

Hey, I think I have an idea… A few days I found something I made years ago… Let me see if I can find it. πŸ˜‰

Ok, here it is! So, when I was twelve, I really wanted to start up an encouraging magazine for girls. So, I made the first issue of Future Homemakers! It was also the last, but… XD Yeah, I never did do anything with it. But it’s crazy fun looking back on what I did almost 4 years ago, lol!

So, here it is! (P.S. Please ignore all the millions of typos and awkward sentences, AND terrible graphic design skills, lol!)

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There you have it! Hope you enjoyed this random little piece of the past! ;P

~Rosy

P.S Maybe someday I’ll try seriously starting up this magazine for real.

Someday.

Maybe. XD

How Well do you Know Rosy – 2

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How Well do you Know Rosy – 2

I’m back with another quiz! Yay! (Cause quizzes are awesome, lol!) This is a part two to the How Well do You Know Rosy quiz I did a while back. If you didn’t get to it, HERE IT IS. πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€

And now… Part two! This quiz may turn out to be a bit harder than the last one. (Maybe because I was running low on questions, lol. It took me forever to think up all those. XD) So don’t worry if you get a low score. πŸ˜‰ Have fun!


How Well do You Know Rosy - 2!


Can’t wait to see all of your answers!!!

_Rosy

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Time with a Friend!

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Ok, I know y’all are probably really tired of hearing about our trip… After all, that’s what my last few posts have been about… XD So, I promise, this will be the last one! Probably. ;P πŸ˜‚

Anyway, I wanted to share some pictures AND A VIDEO!! Ahem, about our visit with Amie (From Crazy A) and her family. πŸ™‚ πŸ™ƒ

*10 minutes later*

Ooookay, the pictures are refusing to upload… The internet’s working pretty bad here. Oh well, I’ll keep trying. πŸ˜‰

*A few hours later*

Whew! They’re all loaded! Man, that took a long time! XD Anyway, here they are! 😁Picture credits go to my sis, Gracie. πŸ˜€

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This one turned out really good!

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I think I was trying to be serious in this one… XD (Also, don’t you think our van makes an amazing background?? ;P XD)

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Aaand, now I’m tired of being serious!

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The lighting in this one is cool!

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I really like this one!

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And this one!

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This is one of my favorites!!!!!!!! πŸ˜€

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This one definitely has an interesting perspective. I like it! Amie’s eyes are sooo pretty… πŸ˜€

Ok, that’s all the pictures! Now for the video… It turned out so good! Amie did a great job making it! πŸ˜€ Hope you enjoy!! πŸ™‚

We all had an awesome time with Amie and her family. Our families are so similar, and we had a blast!! πŸ˜€ Thank you for making our time with y’all so enjoyable Amie!! πŸ˜€ Love you! ❀

~Rosy 🌹

p.s. Haha, I found this so funny! XD Also, don’t worry, you’re not an idiot, even if it says you are… It just doesn’t know! πŸ˜‰Β  Oh, and I totally fell for it! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚35351c1f2b694546fb069cb25f3e5e84

 

We’re Back!!!

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Hey everyone! We’re finally back from our trip!! πŸ˜€ (In case you don’t know, our family went on a two week trip to Alabama for a family reunion. We also went to Georgia to visit several friends. We had a great time!!) πŸ˜€

Here are some pictures from our trip. πŸ™‚ (Btw, I vlogged (video blogged) about the trip too, so ya’ll will get to see that video soon! πŸ˜€ )

We got the see the ocean for the first time on our way home! It was so beautiful! πŸ˜€ ❀

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James is so cute! ❀ 

Beach photography!Β 

Our Uncle and Aunt took us to the zoo. Sadly, I forgot my camera, but here are some pictures off my uncle’s phone. πŸ˜‰

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Some of my siblings and I (Lacking two), and my cousin. (The boy in the green shirt.)

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Cousins!

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Philip and Susy make great lions!

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OH! And I finally got to meet my good friend Amie!!!! πŸ˜€ We hadΒ suchΒ a fun time together! Her whole family is awesome. πŸ˜‰ β€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œ

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We had a BLAST! πŸ˜€ We also made a video together, which you will get to see… later. πŸ˜‰

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Andy and Cousin Eddie invented a new way to have water balloon fights… Just smash the baboons on each other’s heads! LOL! XD I guess they weren’t getting wet enough the real way… ;P

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Mom and her new-found cousin and Uncle. Probably more on that in a later post. No promises, but… probably! πŸ˜‰

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Lizzie and a friend’s dog.

We spent a looong time in the car… Like, 6 days worth of driving… Ugh! To pass the time, we listened to a lot of Jonathan Park, Brinkman Adventures, and sermons by Israel Wayne. πŸ™‚ So it wasn’t so bad. πŸ˜‰ WeΒ didΒ have a few really carsick kids though… XD

Y’all. I LOVED the South. It was sooo pretty, and I loved the people, the accent (lol!), the trees… And guys, the GREENNESS!!! πŸŒ³πŸŒ²πŸƒΒ It was so beautiful! I loved it all! Except for the ticks.Β Death to all ticks. Seriously, if it hadn’t been for the ticks, I probably would have moved there. Ok, maybe not quite… ;P XD

Well, I hope you enjoyed these pictures! Keep on the look out for a video about the trip, where you can see all you just saw, and lot’s more! πŸ™‚ And also the video about our visit with Amie. (Amie’s making that one.) I can’tΒ waitΒ to see it!! :D😁

See you soon! (Figuratively speaking.) πŸ˜‰

Rosy

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Have you ever seen the ocean?

Are you looking forward to seeing the video about our trip?Β Β 

 

Rainbow Aesthetics

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Hey! You may be wondering how I’m posting this, while we’re on a trip far away from our computer… Well, the pure and simple truth is… this post is scheduled! πŸ˜€ I’m actually writing this on the Saturday, May 25. So, by the time you read this, it will be about a week and a half later than now. (That was a strange sentence… XD)

Anyway, I was inspired to this post by Hannah, who did a post like this recently. πŸ™‚ I really enjoyed making these aesthetics a lot! I made one for each color in the rainbow. πŸ™‚

Red

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I love the shoes in this picture…! ❀ 

Orange

Orange Aesthetic

Yellow

Yellow Aesthetic

Green

Green Aesthetic

Green might be my favorite… I’m not sure!

Blue

Blue Aesthetic

But I LOVE this one!!

Purple

Purple Aesthetic

I hope you enjoyed!! πŸ˜€

Rosy

Which aesthetic was your favorite?Β 

What’s your favorite color?