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Tent Camping?!?

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Dear readers, I am not a "camping" type of person. I can't say I've ever enjoyed "roughing it." I've always loved the beach, and all thing around the beach. Between mountains and beach, I would definitely choose beach (One of the greatest things about living in North Carolina is that is you go one direction, you can go to the mountains, but if you go the other direction, you meet the seashores!). However, one of my favorite parts is relaxing at the hotel. This coming week, my grandma, sister, and I are headed down to South Carolina to go camping...in a tent. I have always been one to look forward to new experiences, but I can't say I was thrilled when I heard we were going for an ENTIRE WEEK. However, as the time has drawn closer, I am looking forward to this trip very much! I have packed (probably too much, lol) and prepared for several months now, complete with a Pinterest board specifically for this trip, lol. This means that I won't be able …

Answers to the Q&A!!

*Drum roll please* It is finally time for the answers to all of your Q&A questions from last week! I had sooooo much fun answering all of your questions! Thank you so much! Also, I apologize for not posting this entire week; I've had a bit of a case of writer's block (ugh).

What is your middle name? Rae. If you remember last week's post, I mentioned that my Dad wanted to spell my name Caelea. Wouldn't that be soooo confusing if my name was Caelea Rae? Imagine spelling that for someone­čśé

Do you have siblings? If so, how many? Yes! I have a younger sister who's eleven.

How long have you been saved by grace? Since I was about 5 or 6, I don't remember the exact date.

What is your favorite book of the Bible? This is hard, but probably Proverbs.

Why did you start a blog? I wanted to connect with people, as well as share my passions and hobbies with others.

Do you drive yet? Yes, I have my driver's license.

What books do you like (What is your favorite book)? Anne of…

Q&A!!

So, my lovely new friend, Sarah Grace, gave me a very good idea for a blog post! A Q&A!! I am super excited about this! Also, Ellen from Ellen's Musings is doing one at the same time, so that should be fun to do it alongside her! However, she is also doing assumptions, so that is extra cool! Ask me questions in the comments below, and I will be answering them next Thursday! Please don't ask me my birthday, but pretty much all other questions are good to ask (if one happens to be too personal, I just won't answer it). Have fun!

Also, I know some people might be a little confused on how to pronounce my name, lol. It's pronounced like "Kaylee" NOT "Calley." I know, it is different, but I like it! Btw, my Dad wanted to spell it Caelea (My mom vetoed that, lol) My middle name would have made that spelling even more confusing then it already is (heyyyyy that's a question you can ask "What's your middle name" ;))

Why I Named My Blog What I Did + An Awesome Blog Post

I suppose y'all can see now why I named my blog, "Caleigh's Random Thoughts." Even after only 4 days, I'm already all over the place. So far there's a welcome to the blog post, a Happy Mother's Day post, a Southern post, and a recipe. This is just one example of my thought process on a regular basis. In fact, when I decided to start a blog, I got the classic "Welcome to My Blog" post written out, as well as the "Happy Mother's Day" post. That was super easy. On Mother's Day afternoon, I'm standing in the kitchen, washing dishes, when suddenly it hits me. What now? What do I write about now? I started laughing, because this is so like my personality. I get the slightest idea about something, and jump in gung-ho. Then I ask questions. Like, in this case: "Okay, I've started a blog. Cool. What do I post about?" Well, Daddy was standing in the kitchen when I had my sudden outburst of laughter. He, naturally, asked…

Banana Bread Mini Muffins

Last Monday, I decided I was going to make my mom breakfast for Mother's Day. I had found the perfect recipe for mini muffins*. I got up early Sunday morning and went downstairs to start working on the breakfast. They didn't take very long to make, and they were delicious! This recipe is definitely a keeper! I did tweak it just a little, due to mom's allergies to dairy.

Banana Bread Mini Muffins
Makes 12 Muffins 
Ingredients
3 ripe bananas 2 eggs 1/2 cup full-fat greek yogurt (I used coconut milk yogurt) 1/3 cup honey 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour (as I didn't have whole wheat flour on hand, I just used regular all-purpose flour) 1 teaspoon baking soda
Toppings
strawberries, diced 1 cup dark chocolate chip (I used mini semi-sweet chocolate chips; I also didn't measure, lol) blueberries walnut, chopped
Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius) 2. In a large bowl, mash the bananas into a fine paste using a fork 3…

5 Lessons I've Learned From The South

Living in North Carolina, I consider myself a true Southerner. There are so many things I would say I learned simply from living in the South. Here are 5 life lessons I've learned from living in the South.

Mind Your Manners!
This is huge. You say "Yes ma'am" and "Yes sir". Always. I've heard it can be considered offensive if you say it in other places, but here in the South, it's offensive if you don't say it to your elders. "Please" and "Thank You" truly are magic words in the South. Goodness, those words right there could determine whether you got what you wanted or not. You always address someone older than you with proper respect. "Mr." and "Ms." are always used, unless they're close relatives. Minding your manners will get you very, very far in the South.
Writing Letters
Writing letters is, unfortunately, becoming a lost art. However, down here, you are still expected to write thank you notes. Say A…

Happy Mother's Day!

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As the whole country (and other parts of the world, as well) have been affected by this COVID-19, this Mother’s Day certainly looks different from any other. I mean, imagine a muffled “Happy Mother’s Day!” as people hand their mothers a vase of flowers with gloves and a mask on! Well, maybe not, but many of us aren’t able to go to church today. My church had a parking lot service, where you pull into the church parking lot and tune your radios to a certain station to hear a message of God. But Mother’s Day is about honoring all the wonderful moms, mine being one!
There are sooooo many things I could say about Mama; she is so amazing! I’ve narrowed it down to three questions.

What are the top three best things about your mom?

First of all, her food. Oh. My. Goodness. I don’t think anyone can beat this lady’s cooking! Her fried fish is the literal best, and no one can touch her meatloaf. She is so very understanding! I have come to her, crying, feeling like my world was ending for one re…

Welcome To My Blog!

Hi! Welcome to my blog! My name is Caleigh, and I’m so glad you’re here. Here’s a little about me:

    I am a sixteen year old homeschooler who lives in North Carolina. My favorite color has been the same since I can remember (seriously, I don’t ever remember having another favorite color!). That color is yellow, because it reminds me of happiness. I am a total bookworm, and I really enjoy writing short stories and novels. I also enjoy cooking, however, cleanup is something I do NOT particularly like. I love playing the piano, and have been taking lessons for the past 4 years. I love all animals, especially dogs (specifically pitbulls), and I have a pet bunny named Jellybean. However, my favorite animal would probably be a horse or a llama. I can never decide! I also enjoy hanging out with my family! My biggest passion is following my Savior, Jesus. I am utterly in love with My Lord, and my ultimate goal is to serve Him by serving others. That’s a little snippet of my life and what I l…