Monday, February 20, 2017

30 Day Writing Challenge!

Hey friends! Today I am starting a 30 Day Writing Challenge. I will blog every day. (hopefully ;)) But I am just going to add to this post. By doing this, I hope you can get to know me a little better. Besides just a person on a screen! :) So come back every day to see this updated post.
Day 1: Write 10 things that make you really happy.
1.Jesus time  2.Baking and cooking  3.Children  4.My small group and youth group 
5.Using Snapchat filters with my siblings  6.Haiti. Period.  7.Smiley faces :)
8.Hanging out and laughing with friends  9.Doing acts of kindness/serving
10.Shopping with my sister 
Day 2: Write something someone told you about yourself that you never forgot.
"You continuously blow me away and inspire me to love others with a greater capacity! Never stop being YOU for you reflect the love of Jesus in such a special way!"
Day 3: List your top 3 pet peeves 
1. When someone says "Down Syndrome Kid" or "Downs kids" instead of "Child with Down Syndrome" 2. When a recipe says baking time is 1 hour and it ends up not being done till 1 hour and 40 minutes. 3. When recipe says "Makes 5 dozen cookies" and it only makes 2 dozen.
Day 4: Write about someone who inspires you
Mother Teresa. Period. The way she gave up her life and lived it for others and God is truly inspiring. She loved others with such a great love. Every time I think about her or read one of her quotes, I get inspired all over again. She was amazing and is such an incredible role model!!! <3
Day 5: List 5 places you want to visit
1.Ukraine  2.Africa  3.India  4.Columbia  5.Indonesia *I'm not counting Haiti because I have already been there. But if I am counting any country, Haiti would most certainly be on the top of my list! :)
Day 6: Your Favorite Comfort Foods
Anything cheesy or casserole like. Mac and cheese, tater tot casserole, etc.
Day 7: Your top 5 favorite songs right now.
1."If We're Honest" by Francesca Battistelli  2."One Drop" by Plumb  3."Home" by Phillips Phillips  4."Okay" by The Piano Guys  5."Let the Waters Rise" Mikeschair
Day 8: What you eat on a normal day
Breakfast: Eggs, smoothie, or on a special occasion, my mom makes baked oatmeal
Lunch: Smoothie, eggs (if I didn't have one for breakfast) or leftovers from supper the night before
Supper: Usual meal is spaghetti, taco, or soup. Sometimes my mom or I make something unusal.
Day 9: What you wear to bed
T-shirt and pajama pants. Each night. Every Night.
Day 10: If you had to live off of one food and one drink what would it be?
The drink would be water and the food would be cheesy potatoes.
Day 11: What is your favorite quote
"A life not lived for others is not a life" - Mother Teresa
Day 12: What is your favorite thing to do in your free time?
Acts of kindness, service projects, and crafts.
Day 13: What are you currently looking forward to?
I'm going back to Haiti in April!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (I'm not at all excited ;))
Day 14: Movies you never get tired of watching
Sound of Music---Fiddler on the Roof---Pride and Prejudice---Elf
Day 15: 3 Celebrities you want to marry if you could
Tom Hiddleston---David Tennant---Chris Evans
Day 16: Your Siblings and one thing about them
Sarah (18) is going to college to be a nurse. She wants to be a medical missionary.
Isaac (12) is currently loving archery and has been competing in local competitions.
Grace (12) loves animals and was adopted from Ukraine when she was 9
Rebekah (10) loves crafts and is going to be in a musical of Fiddler on the Roof
Elijah (9) is super adorable and super naughty at the same time! ;) He was adopted at age 3
Rachel (7) enjoys anything her sisters do and she came home from the hospital on Rebekah's birthday
Jonathan (6) is my little "baby" and loves kindergarten! Did I mention he is super stinkin cute?!?
Day 17: How I waste time
Pinterest. I love wasting time on Pinterest! :)
Day 18: Something you miss from when you were young
When my brother and I were like 4 and 2, every morning we would get up, go into my mom's room and climb into bed with her. She went downstairs, got us milk in a sippy cup, and then we would watch Sesame Street in her bed while she took a shower. <3
Day 19: What you wore today
T-shirt and pajama pants till I had to change to go to youth group. Then, jeans and shirt. Basic huh?
Day 20: Where would you like to be in 10 years?
Driving, married, have at least one kid. :)
Day 21: What is your guilty pleasure?
Day 22: What book are you reading right now?
"I am Malala"
Day 23: Your favorite book from when you were little
"Bear snores on" and "The Little mouse, the red ripe strawberry, and the big hungry bear"
Day 24: What are you currently learning?
ASL - American Sign Language
Day 25: Something you are currently obsessed with doing
Signing the song "Tremble" by Mosaic MSC. Just ask me sometime, I will show you. ;)
Day 26: Something you sleep with every night
My fuzzy purple blanket and either my puppy or teddy bear. #imnotashamed
Day 27: Your first love
No it's not a boy. It's a little Haitian girl by the name of Nadie who I fell in love with. She stole a piece of my heart and I will never, ever forget her. And I pray almost daily that we meet again.
Day 28: Your most valued childhood friend
Her name is Maggie. I have known her all my life. And I love her. <3
Day 29: Your favorite midnight snack
Day 30: Favorite holiday
Christmas. I mean who doesn't love Christmas? Unless you are Scrooge.

This has been lots of fun!! I hope you learned at least one new thing about me! :)

Friday, February 17, 2017

National Random Act of Kindness Day!!

Today is National Random Act of Kindness Day. On one of these last days of RAK week, let's all try to be a little extra kind. Although, you shouldn't have to have a national day to do something kind, you should be kind no matter what the day, week, or year! Be kind! Don't be afraid to show God's love! Acts 1:8 is a website helping Christians share the  gospel through kindness! Go check it out! There are so many other websites too that just focus on kindness. Go Google some!

"If you have the power to make someone happy, do it. The world needs more of that" - Unknown
"What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you are going to make" - Jane Goodall 
"Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see" - Mark Twain
"No act of kindness is ever wasted" - Aesop
"Spread kindness to one person each day. Imagine the amount of happiness you would dispense in a lifetime!" - Unknown
"How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it" - George Elliston 
"Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible" - Dalai Lama
"Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be Kind. Always." - Unknown
"You don't need a reason to help people." - Unknown

Thursday, February 16, 2017

RAK Week Day 4!!!!

So today, (again, yesterday) I did two things but didn't get pictures of either. Ha I'm so good! ;) But I'll tell you anyways. With or without pictures. :)
#1: I gave a babysitting kit to a friend who wants to start babysitting! :) She loved all the fun stuff I included for her to bring with her babysitting. 
#2: Went to Culver's and gave away two free scoops of ice cream! :)
There you go. My beautiful post without pictures. :)

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

RAK Week Day 3!!!

Happy Valentine's Day!! Today also happens to be day 3 of Random Act of Kindness Week. ;) So today called for a little bit extra of love. <3 So I made these adorable heart shaped brownies and brought them to a V-Day I went to.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

RAK Week Day 2, Day Late!!!!!

Today (well yesterday cause today is really day 3 but...) was day 2 of Random Act of Kindness week!! Have you shown any love and kindness yet? If not, I encourage you to do so!! :)
I babysat for a Grandma for free so she could go get her hair cut. 
I also bought these two balloons then headed to a local nursing home. I picked out two tired looking nurses, walked over, and brighten their day! :)

It brightened my day just as much as it did theirs!! I strongly encourage you to go out of your way to do something nice for someone. Do more than hold the door for someone (although that is awesome if you do!). Buy flowers or balloons for someone not expecting it! That's what makes it random! :) Pay for the person behind you at Starbucks. Bring in donuts for your co-workers. There are MILLIONS of ways you can celebrate RAK week. Just pick one. I challenge you to just do one act of kindness this week. Just one. Please help make this world a better place. <3

Sunday, February 12, 2017

RAK Week, Day One!!!

For kick-off of RAK week, I made cookie bars for my small group and made a gift basket for my firefighter youth leader!! :)
As you can tell, I am one of those awesome bloggers who takes pictures of everything. NOT!! Haha, here is a picture of the plate the bars were on ;) Hey, they were good!

And the basket that I also took a picture of. NOT! His wife sent these to me from their house cause I forgot to take a picture. Haha I'm the worst! :)

But aren't those rubber duckies ADORABLE?!? <3
Well that's all for today. Planning tomorrow though! :)
You have plans for random acts of kindness this week?

RAK Week 2017!!!!

Hey friends! February 12th-18th is National Random Acts of Kindness week!!! Are you ready to spread some love and kindness in this world? Make you sure come back to check up with what I am doing to celebrate this awesome week!! <3 For now, check out these articles!!