Friday, November 6, 2015

Fashion Friday || Julia

Hey all!! 
Julia here! I'm so happy to be doing a Fashion Friday for Eden's blog. :) 
 Being modest is very important to is being comfortable. ;) And, for me, finding a modest dress is VERY difficult. It's always too low, too tight of a fit, or just plain ugly. So, when eShakti offered to give me a dress to review on my blog, I was in complete agreement! I got to give them my measurements so it would fit me - personally. It was AWESOME! I felt that it was a bit on the short side..but as long as I wear flats (or barefeet haha!!) it is fine. I cannot wait for summer again so I can wear it! 
 Dress: eShakti
Headband/sash: eShakit
Bike: somewhere along the road (YES! The bike is part of my outfit ;))

Thanks again Eden, for asking me to do this. :) 
Have a WONDERFUL Friday!!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Hello World

Hey Everyone! 

Oh wow... I've sorely neglected my blog for quite awhile!!! But... what can I say... between Nutcracker rehearsals, singing competition prep (if you want to know anymore information about that, click HERE to hit my YouTube channel and see what I just recorded), school, and everything else, I've been extremely busy!!! Therefore, I just wanted to hop on here really quick to say hey and to assure you that I'm currently working on lining up a giveaway, and that bro/sis movie... yeah, I haven't forgotten about it, I promise! Just finding a moment to film it with Jordan is a rather large task haha. ;) Anyway, I hope to get back in the swing of blogging as soon as possible, and in the mean time, I'm always on the lookout for Fashion Friday volunteers, so go ahead and drop me a comment if you want to do one!!! 

Also... leave a comment below and let me know what your favorite thing about the fall season is... not gonna lie, I'm not a huge fall person, but that's only because it's the stark truth that summer has finally come to an end. :( I know a lot of people are into all fall flavors... you know, pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin pie, pumpkin soup, apple pie, apple cider, etc. Because of that, I decided I should share this amazing pumpkin bar recipe that I came across recently! This recipe got high ratings in my family, so I'd totally recommend giving it a try. I've listed it below! 

<<Pumpkin Bars>>
Bar Ingredients: 
2 cups all-purpose flour 
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt 
4 eggs, lightly beaten
1 15-oz. can pumpkin
1 2/3 cup sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
1 recipe Cream Cheese Frosting
Frosting Ingredients:
1 8-oz. package softened cream cheese
1/2 cup softened butter
2 tsp. vanilla
1  cup(or more if you have a sweet tooth. ;))powdered sugar (I used organic granulated cane sugar ground in the Vita Mixer)

~Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 15x10-inch baking pan, I oiled mine with coconut oil. In a medium bowl, stir together the first five ingredients. In a large bowl, combine eggs, pumpkin, sugar, and oil. Still in flour mixture. Spread batter in prepared pan.
~Bake 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. 
~In the meantime, mix all the frosting ingredients except sugar with a mixer on medium/high until light and fluffy. Then, gradually beat in sugar until you've reached desired spreading consistency. 
~Spread pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting and lightly sprinkle the top with freshly ground nutmeg or ground cinnamon for added flavor and pretty presentation! (I used cinnamon and it was great!)

I totally think you all should try these, and if you do, come back and let me know how they turned out! 

Hope you all have a blessed day!!! :):)
Until Next Time... which will be soon, I promise! 

Friday, October 16, 2015

Fashion Friday || Avalee C.

First, I would like to thank Eden for asking me to do this post! I am a twelve year old homeschooled girl. I live on a farm and I have almost 10 siblings! I love my life, family, and most of all, Jesus Christ! 

Here is my outfit! I like this outfit because I can wear it in the summer and winter

Where I got everything:
Dress: a friend
Necklace: gift
Shoes: thrift store

I hope you like it! 


Friday, October 9, 2015

Fashion Friday || Bonnie

Thank you so much, Eden, for letting me do this post!
My name is Bonnie and I am a 17 year old home-schooled teenager living in the beautiful South Island of New Zealand. I am blessed beyond measure to be one of ten children. I'm a chocoholic and an addict of all things journaling. I love to dance, play my violin and spend time writing and with friends.  I blog at Bonnie's Blessings.

Outfit details:
Cardigan: Kmart
Top: Hand-me-down
Skirt: Farmers
Scarf: Trademe (came in a bulk lot)
Shoes: Some random shoe shop :P
Earrings: Made by me
 The thing I love about this outfit is the versatility of it. The minute you find a scarf that goes nicely with a couple of your tops, you've got several outfits right there.

Pair this outfit with jeans and there's a more casual look. Dress it up with a more formal skirt and high heels and there's something a lot dressier.

My fashion advice for you ladies today is this:
- Never underestimate the handiness and usefulness of a simple black cardigan.
- Plan your outfits. Saves last minute scrambling to find something to wear
- Earrings are great for dressing up and down outfits

May you all have a rewarding and super day!

Blessings from New Zealand! :)

Friday, October 2, 2015

Fashion Friday || Hannah

Hey Everyone! 

Today I have another Fashion Friday for you all featuring my lovely friend, Hannah! :) 
 Hannah sent me two really cute and "Fall-ish" (is that a word?) outfits! The first one is on the casual side, and the second one is a bit more dressed up. 
Shirt ~ Goodwill
Skirt ~ Goodwill
Converse ~ Free on a Craiglist deal! 

 Sweater ~ Goodwill
Skirt ~ Goodwill
Boots ~ Thrifted
Infinity Scarf ~ Handmade
And there you have it! Two cute and perfect-for-fall outfits!! Hope you all enjoyed that, be sure to check out Hannah's other Fashion Friday by clicking HERE.  Don't forget to leave Hannah a comment and let her know what you thought of her outfits.  Thank you so much for helping me out with a Fashion Friday, Hannah! You did a great job. :) 

For everyone else, the brother+sister movie is on it's way, we've just been extremely busy! So be patient cause it's on its way. ;)

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Hello Seattle

Recently my family and I were up in Seattle for a quick mini conference.  Even though we were only there for about a day, we were able to explore some of the city. :) (Sadly we didn't have time to stop by Pasfici Northwest Ballet.... yes... that was a bummer... in my book. Haha!!)

Pike Place Market was our first stop... and no, the weather was not as dismal as the picture makes it seem. I think it was just where I was standing when I took the picture. The weather was actually beautiful, sunny, and a few clouds. ;)  So yeah.. Pike Place Market was pretty neat, but at the same time...really dirty and crowded. ;)
The Gum Wall!!!!! Umm... all I can really say is... there was a lot of gum there! (Duh)
The faces say it all... this picture too, even though it's really blurry and washed out. ;)
Wandering through Seattle streets... I'm not really sure what we're all doing in this picture. ;)
Selfie sticks are bomb! Seriously!
We stopped by the waterfront which was so pretty! 
Oh no! Don't throw Judah in! ;) 
"Hey I want to be in the picture too!"
Always time for dancing! Yeah... due to some complications we couldn't get the pose totally correct... but hey, we look decent, right?! 
Hey they look good! 
Ok, so not everyone's on the right foot, but I think it looks pretty cool. ;) 

So there's a small snapshot of our day in Seattle! We had an awesome time and made some lasting memories! I'm so thankful for the amazing times that I get to spend with my family... they're pretty awesome! <3  Sorry I don't have very many pictures, but I hope you all enjoyed that post! Look forward to seeing your comments! :) 

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Skylark Clothing || Shop Feature

Hey Everyone! 

I'm doing a shop feature for Skylark Clothing, so be sure to check them out!

 Skylark Clothing is a MikaRose retail store. For more information, click HERE.

My top two favorite items are...
The Liberty Dress - $65.00

The Alexis Dress - $55.00

Friday, September 18, 2015

Fashion Friday || Moriah P.

 I love this outfit! From the puffed sleeves of my blouse, to the princess line jumper, I feel like a small-town princess! ;~) Barefooted princess to be precise! Heehee!!
Jumper = Mom's (I love stealing clothes from her closet ;~) but then again she steals clothes from's a win-win situation!)
Blouse = Hand-me-down
Head-covering = Dollar General
Necklace = From a Friend

I have to say, I absolutely love the pockets in this jumper. They are quite handy and perfectly sized! Not to mention this jumper is comfortable and perfect for dressing down or for dressing up. Tis one of my go-to jumpers! :~) 

---Moriah Peters loves to read, write, dance, sing, teach, serve, hike, bike, and more! With 4 sisters, 3 cats, 2 loving parents, and an awesome God, she loves to brighten peoples day with her blog. She blogs at where she has fun with posts about fashion, homeschooling, and other random things!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015


Hey Everyone! 
Yeah so I've been really busy... like seriously extremely busy, and therefore, I haven't been able to get any posts up!  

A lot of you were asking if I would do a Brother/Sister Q&A so if you want me to do that with my brother Jordan, comment below with 1 or more questions! Think funny, memory, story, etc. type questions.  Looking forward to seeing your submissions! 

BTW: If anyone wants to do a Fashion Friday, please comment with your email and name and I'll get in touch with you.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

24 Hour California Trip

Ok, that title sounds pretty crazy, but so was our recent flash trip to California. ;) On August 11, my mother, three older siblings, and I boarded a plane headed to California to complete two very important missions. Mission Number 1: See Phantom of the Opera. Mission Number 2: Spend time with Grandma (who was recovering from some illness) and spend time with cousins!!! <3 
Being that we bought our plane tickets rather late and completely with miles, our seats were kind of scattered around the back of the plane.  Shiloh and I ended up directly in the back... but hey, we got to sit by each other AND we even got free gourmet chocolate out of the deal!  (The gourmet chocolate was, in fact, so gourmet that it actually wasn't very good and mine ended up in the trash... but we can skip that part. ;))
Hang loose people! Once we arrived in California, the plan was to change into our fancy performance clothes at our old church, then head to dinner to meet up with Cousin Hope, Aunt Laurie, and longtime friends.
All ready to go!!!
  After making some important stops on the way, we finally arrived at the restaurant for food (very important), fellowship, and tons of fun! >>Side note, selfie sticks are awesome.<<
Sisters, cousins, and best-friends. 
Hope and I!!!!!! (Don't ask... I have no idea what is up with my eye. :P)
Enjoying dinner at Soup Plantation!!! :) (This particular Soup Plantation has so many memories! :P)
After dinner we split up in different cars and headed over to the Segerstrom Center to see Phantom of the Opera!!! Complete with Bethany, Ilan, Mommy, Mrs. S., and I, we totally had the party car. ;)  (You should have heard the conversation, it was hilarious!)
Upon arriving at the Segerstrom Center, we met up with Cousin Grace!  Now, lets just say that when all or any of us cousins get together, the energy level goes WAY UP.  But when Grace and I are together.... well, yeah, the energy level skyrockets. :P So yeah, the energy level and hyperness was running high. ;)
 Ok, so yes, Grace and I took a lot of pictures together... but whatever.
The stage!
 Getting excited and totally ready for the performance to start!!!!
Grace and I got this awesome picture in front of the stage... I love my cousin!!!! <3 <3 <3
So the show was phenomenal and absolutely breathtaking.  I'm not even going to try to describe it for you all... I'm just going to tell you to go see it. For real... if it comes to your area, go see it. You won't regret it.
Picture time!!! They had an awesome backdrop complete with special lighting and props... so yes, we took quite a few pictures. ;)
Don't even ask for an explanation on this picture... you won't understand it. :P Just know that it is a Grace and Eden picture haha! :P :P :P
Action shot!!!!!
Love these people so much!
 My older siblings and dear Mother! Don't know what I'd do without these crazy people! <3
Haha ok... this is another action shot...a very very brief explanation of this photo would be: Hope as Meg, Grace as Madam Giry, Bethany as the Phantom, Jordan as Raoul, Me as Christine, and Shiloh as Carlotta.

After we finished taking pictures, we said goodbye to our friends then headed over to Grandma's house for movies and a cousin sleepover! :D  All of us cousins stayed up till 3am (somehow we didn't wake Grandma up!) and things got really wild/crazy (big surprise haha). Now, I do have some pictures from that point in time... but if I posted them, I'd have a lot of explaining to do. :P So we're gonna move on lol. The next morning, Grandma had us all awake at 7:15am because, as she put it, "Life is too short to be in bed when we're all together!" I totally agree, couldn't have said it better! ;) We had to leave at 3:30pm to catch our flight back home, so we spent the rest of the day hanging with cousins and spending time with Grandma! :) And pictures! We took so many pictures haha.
Ready to jump into Grandma's pool!
Cousin love!!!!!!!
Jordan and Grace! <3 
By now you probably think Grace and I took a lot of pictures... don't worry, you've only seen like 1/4 of them. :P  But hey we can't help it!!!!! <3
Mark and I! <3
Grandma and I!!!!!! I love my grandma so much, she's amazing! 
 All too soon it was time to leave... so of course we had to take a group picture. ;) Yeah... no one was really ready for the photo haha. ;) 

So there's a snapshot of our 24 hour trip down to SoCal. I'm so thankful to the Lord for all His amazing and bountiful blessings!!!! I love and miss my extended family sooo much and can't wait to see them again soon (and see the ones that I didn't get to see this time around;))!!! <3  Hope you enjoyed seeing some of the pictures I took... my siblings Jordan and Bethany will also be posting about the trip, so be sure to keep an eye on their blogs: and

Oh, and just for kicks... I did a toe touch off of my grandma's diving board (fyi they are way easier off a diving board compared to normal ground lol) and had my cousin film it... so if you wanna watch it, I'll embed it below. ;)

Until next time!