Hey y'all! I've got a super exciting post today! I have decided to do a giveaway! There isn't a particular reason for this, (although I did just pass my 20 posts mark๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ˜‰) but I thought it would be fun to do! So, what am I giving away? A $10 giftcard to a place of your choice! Amazon, Walmart, Chick-fil-A, Starbucks, the possibilities are endless!Here are the rules:Follow my blogIf you subscribe to it as well, you get another entry!Share my blog/this post with at least one friend; for every extra friend, you get another entry! (And no, posting it on your blog doesn't count, sorry!)Comment on this post how many entries you should get, plus where you would want your $10 giftcard to!The contest lasts 1 week. That means you have until next Monday to enter!The winner will be announced Tuesday of next weekJust for clarification: if you follow my blog, share it with 1 friend, and comment telling me where you would want your giftcard to if you won, you get one entry. If you d…


8:07 EST, Sunday, August 9th, 2020, NC
I glance at my clock while finagling my necklace, trying to get it untangled from 10 other necklaces. Shoot. I should have been downstairs 2 minutes ago. As I try to think of what else I need to get before leaving for church, my thoughts are interrupted by a low rumble. What in the world? Is it thundering? Suddenly, I feel a slight movement under my feet. I look up, and the necklaces that are hanging in my closet are slowly swinging back and forth. They were still just two seconds ago. A quick thought flashes through my mind. Earthquake? But it couldn't be! We never have earthquakes in North Carolina. And if we do, we almost never feel them!Was that just me? Am I imagining things? "Chad?" I hear my mother calling my Dad's name from downstairs in the kitchen. Nope, definitely not just me. "What was that?" I come out on our landing as Mom asks the question. 
Yes, it was an earthquake. Nothing devastating, of course, but it…

A Quick Life Update

Hey y'all! I just wanted to write a quick post today! School is starting soon (I start next Monday), and it seems crazy to me that summer is drawing to a close. With school starting soon, I wanted to let y'all know that I might not be able to post as much, due to my busy schedule (I know, I'm really not posting enough right now!). But hang in there. I've got some ideas, and with a little bit of time, they will turn into super fun blog posts (hopefully ;))! Also, is there anything you would like me to write about? I've thought about doing a series of blog posts (like a part 1,2, & 3 type of posts), but I don't know what that would look like. Any ideas? 
The weather here in NC has been HOT. Like, we are sweltering over here. We have had several big thunderstorms, with thunder loud enough to shake the house, lol, but besides that, it has been in the high 90's. As in 90 degrees. Phew! Life has been pretty busy lately, due to getting ready for school. 
So, wha…

Behind the Blogger Tag

Two tags in a row! That's crazy! I wasn't sure if I should post two tags in a row, but I have very little patience and so I decided to go ahead and do it. I love these things! Thanks, Ellie for nominating me for this tag! Here we go!
Behind the Blogger Tag
The Rules:
1. Thank the person who nominated you 2. Answer the Questions 3. Pingback to the creator: Ellyn 4. Nominate 5+ bloggers to do the tag
The Questions:
Why did you start blogging, and why have you kept blogging? I started blogging because I wanted to connect with people and be able to share my passions with others. I've kept blogging because I really enjoy it and I seem to have made an influence on some of my viewers, which is what this blog is all about!
What is your type of blog post to write? Probably tags, lol. I also love sharing about my life.
What are your top three favorite blog posts?5 Lessons I've Learned from the SouthAnswers to the Q&A, and The Story of Ms. Tonya
What are some of your favorite things t…

I'm Back! My Favorite Things Tag

Hey y'all! I can't believe it's been almost 2 weeks since I last posted! That's crazy! The past week was a very busy one, as my youth group was having camp from Monday-Thursday from 5:00 PM-9:00 PM and I had volleyball camp from Wednesday-Friday from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM. It was extremely busy, and kept me moving, but this is just my cup of tea. My Mama always says she has to have white space on her calendar, but the busier my calendar is, the happier I am. However, everyone has a breaking point, and, well, let's just say that I'm glad this week is over, lol! What have y'all been doing this summer? Lots of people are saying it's the worst summer ever, but this has been one of the best for me! I've really enjoyed driving around and hanging out with my best friend at the park.
My, it's good to be back on the blog! It's such an energy reliever for me. If you're thinking of starting one but aren't sure, I would definitely recommend! Aaaaannnn…

Jellystone National Park

Hey, y'all! In the last post, I mentioned I was going on a four day trip with my grandma, sister, and two cousins, Jonah and Sam. I had so much fun!! There are tons of pictures to share, and normally I post them all at the end of a post, but each picture has a story, so I'll just post a picture as the story comes up. Grandma rented a cabin, and it was the same cabin we had rented 7 years ago for Jonah's 1st birthday. Cydney and I slept up in a loft, the boys slept on a pull out couch, and Grandma slept on the queen sized bed in the room. The best thing about traveling was the country roads. There was one road we drove on that had no lines, was very thin, and was pretty much traveling straight up a mountain. Do y'all like car rides? I do, but I'm not a huge fan of long ones.

There wasn't as much to do as normal, because of the virus. The waterslides and kiddy pool were closed, as well as the big float that was normally in the middle of the lake. However, the po…

4th of July Weekend!

Hello friends! I hope you all had a wonderful July 4th! This year was a busy one, for sure! On Thursday, my cousins from South Carolina (shout out to Kaitlin and Tara, the same cousins from this post ;)) came in town, and we spent pretty much the entire weekend with them. On Friday, they came over to my grandparents, and we spent *a lot* of time on the golfcarts, plus we fulfilled the new tradition of the trailer ride to the Farmer's Market, this time with my uncle driving the tractor, and my cousins' dad driving behind us for safety. Friday night, we had a bonfire in my grandparents' field, and Tara and I went to pick up pizzas from Pizza Hut (where is your favorite place to get pizza? My entire family agrees Pizza Hut is the best), and then we made s'mores. We also had sparklers, which we were able to get some cool pictures with! My uncle, who had also came in town from SC, had to leave Saturday morning, so we drove over to my grandparents to see him one more time be…