Thursday, August 21, 2014

My Personal Farmers Market

This year I have an over abundance of vegetables (and sunflowers!) in my garden. I have jalapenos and tomatoes growing out my ears! Seeing as I have way too many veggies to eat with my family alone, I decided to set up a little stand in front of my house to sell some! I had quite a large variety of veggies, and I thought all the colors looked so lovely together together. I put all of my produce on a cherry-covered tablecloth (which I thought made my stand look very authentic and country!), made some little baskets of out paper plates, set up a few signs, and opened my Farmers Market!
It was pretty slow business at first, but by the end I made a good chunk of change; so worth the time! :) I also reduced my vegetable count by quite a bit, which was the main goal. I had a lot of fun at my personal Farmers Market, and I might do it again soon! (I still have more veggies growing, haha! x)

Does anybody else have a garden? What do you grow?


Monday, August 18, 2014

The Liebster Award

After having been nominated for the Liebster Award about 4 times, I have finally taken some time to figure out what it is all about. At first I thought it was just some odd scam or promotion, but after reading some blog posts about it I fell in love with the idea! I believe The Liebster Award is a great way to get to know your fellow bloggers, and I would love to thank Sarah for my most recent nomination. x Hope to get to know you better!

In case you are new to this, here's the basic rules:
After being nominated, you first should read through your nominators post. (It's just courteous!) Next, if you choose to accept the award, you create a post where you state 11 facts about yourself, answer the 11 questions your nominator left for you, and then create 11 questions for the people you nominate to answer. (Lot's of 11's I know!) You should try to nominate 11 other blogger all with less than 200 followers.
This is a wonderful way to get closer to the blogging community, so I hope everyone I nominate participates! (Link me if you do, I'll read it!)

11 Things About Me.

1. I live on a farm! I have horses and goats and chickens etc., and it's always funny to see peoples reactions to this because I don't look like a farm girl at all!
2. When I grow up I simply want to be happy. I want to travel the world, and have a career in writing or in beauty!
3. I adore singing. I actually really want to upload videos of me singing, but I'm not sure I'm good enough.
4. I also really like drawing, and I actually do think I'm alright at this. xx
5. I'm kinda addicted to Youtube. No, not kinda. VERY addicted to Youtube, haha!
6. My favorite holiday is Christmas! I love the jolliness and all the decorations!
7. I am obsessed with all Disney. I have practically every Disney movie, including VHS tapes. x
8. Reading and writing dictates a large part of my life. I am a huge bookworm and I love to write. 
9. I'm currenly watching America's Next Top Model! (New season, eeeeck!)
10. I'm starting sophomore year this year. (high school) 
11. I hope I continue blogging for many years, and I hope you keep enjoying reading my posts for many years!

11 Questions From Sarah.

1. Who are your 3 favorite bloggers?
Zoella, Niomi Smart, A Beautiful Mess, and WonderForest. (Thats 4... I'm a cheater!)
2. Why did you start a blog?
I started this blog because I wanted a creative outlet. I love to write, and I love beauty and cooking. Nobody really was interested in listening to me gab about this
 stuff for hours, so I made a blog. x
3. Favourite shop to get clothes?
I love Forever21 and H&M.
4. Favourite shop to get makeup?
Sephora and Nordstrom Rack, haha!
5. Favourite food?
Philly cheese steak or watermelon.... or pizza ;)
6. Favourite colour?
Light, baby pink.
7. Any hobbies?
Blogging (obvi.), reading, singing, photography, gardening, biking, hanging with friends x
8. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
England or Italy!
9. Out of the 3, which could you not live without... makeup, skincare, or haircare?
Haircare! I can not stand greasy, tangle hair.
10. What's a makeup product you couldn't live without?
I honestly think I could live without any makeup, but I do really favor lip products and mascaras! *cough, They're Real, cough*
11. What's your proudest moment? 
A few years ago I won the Integrity Award at my school :)

11 Questions for my Nominees.

1. What's the farthest you've ever been away from home?
2. Favorite smell?
3. If you were only allowed 3 makeup products a day, what would they be?
4. What is your go-to school outfit? (jeans, skirt...?)
5. Do you play any sports?
6. If you could be any animal, what would you be?
7. What language would you love to be fluent in?
8. Would you ever get a tattoo?
9. What's your biggest pet peeve?
10. What time did you fall asleep last night?
11. Choose one: Blogger, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram?

I nominate Laura, Emily, Sinead AND anyone and everyone else who reads this! I love you all for reading, so you all deserve a nomination xx

See you tomorrow with a new post!


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

A Disassembled Bouquet of Wildflowers

Hi again, internet! I just got home from a week-long road trip/camping adventure with my family in Glacier National Park and Yellowstone. I was without social media for the whole trip and I was pleasantly surprised to discover that I didn't miss social media at all. It actually felt like a chore having to come home and scroll through endless Instagram pictures. This trip kinda opened my eyes to what's really important in life; It's not money or fame or how many likes that you get on a picture that keep you alive, or that matter at all, it's family and love and nature. So please, grab a cuppa tea, kick off your shoes and take some time to view nature and reflect on life. Here's some pictures of wildflowers I took on my trip to get you started. xx 


Monday, August 4, 2014

Summertime Flowers and Honeybees

A few days ago I was biking the back roads with one of my best friends and we came across this adorable field of purple flowers! I snapped a couple pictures of some bees flying around....being very careful not to get to close. (I've gone 2 years without a bee sting- not going to mess it up now!)

I'm going on vacation to Canada with my family tomorrow and I am so ready to get away from technology for a week or so! I love being connected to everything, but sometimes you just need a break. Have any of you ever been to the Glacier National Park/Canada area? Any place in particular we should check out? :)

I hope you enjoyed this little photography oriented post!