The Liebster & Sunshine Blogger Awards + 20 Followers!


Let me start off this post by saying THANK YOU for 20 (as of now* 21) followers! I can’t believe it! I am so thankful for each and every one of you… I’m not able to partake on this journey without you 😉


Thank you Rayne AND Angela for nominating me for the Liebster Blogger Award! This is my first award I’ve received in blogging – I’m so honoured!


I was asked to share ten random facts about myself, so here I go!

  1. I’m 5’2″.
  2. I’m home schooled.
  3. I’m an INFJ.
  4. My favourite movie series is Little House On The Prairie.
  5. I’m more of a right-side brain person than a left-side brain.  Meaning, I’m musical, creative, and imaginative.
  6. I play(ed) Ultimate (Frisbee) this past spring and loved it!
  7. I live in a place where we have snow for 9 out of 12 months in the year… kind of sad, I know.
  8. I love design, specifically graphic design. It could possibly be a future career option for me!
  9. I’m a follower of the one true King – Jesus Christ – and my life goal is to serve him!
  10. I love spending time outdoors with family and friends, enjoying God’s beautiful creation!


Time for the nominations! I’m nominating…

Zielle from My Homeschool Notebook

Anika from This Journey Called Life

Bella from The Daydreaming Damsel

Danielle from Near but Far

Mirra from A Young Writer’s Dream


Here are all those fancy smanshy rules 😬 (no, really, they aren’t THAT bad):

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  2. Display the award on your blog.
  3. Provide ten random facts about yourself (optional)
  4. Nominate 5-11 bloggers whom you feel deserved this award and have less than 200 followers.
  5. List these rules.
  6. Inform nominees.


Thank you Carol for nominating me for the Sunshine Award! This is my second blogging award I’ve received in 2 days… thank you SO much!

4(rather questions)

  1. When it comes to books, what’s your favorite genre to read? Historical fiction!
  2. Are you a righty or lefty? Righty! I know people who were lefties and trained their right… that’d be an awesome goal to set!
  3. Do you scream for ice cream too, or is it only me? Meh… I like ice-cream, but I’d rather have cake 😛
  4. Are you a tomboy or a girly girl? Honestly, a mix.
  5. If you had to choose one, would you choose flight, mind-reading, or invisibility? Mind reading would be kind of creepy, and so would invisibility. Flight is cool, but I’d have to choose invisibility (watch out, I may be right beside you…)
  6. Can you twitch your ears? Lol, nope.
  7. Describe yourself in three words. Creative, Musical, and tries to be athletic (pathetic, I know).
  8. Do you prefer walking flights of stairs or taking the elevator? Depends.
  9. Give one silly fact about yourself (your choice). I can roll my tongue in half….
  10. Who do you look up to the most/who’s your role model? Jesus!
  11. Lastly… do you wanna build a snowman? Haha… no. Just, no.


Time for the nominations!

Sarah from For All Who Wander

Nicole from Mirror Me

Sara from Embracing the Moment

Clara from Clara’s Craft Corner

Taiya from Taiya Maddison

Madeline from A Paper Reverie

Balie from Nerd in New York

Hope from The Nerd Notebook

Chloe from My Hobbit Hole

Mahriya from My Bookish Life

Madison from Madi Grace

*wipes forehead* (just kidding 😀 )


  1. Thank the person(s) who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
  2. Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you.
  3. Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
  4. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post and/or on your blog.


Have you ever received a blogging award? If so, what award was it? What have you been up to this week? Are you enjoying summer?


Pssst… don’t forget to share my blog with your friends. If you’d like to share buttons, mine’s over there in the sidebar!

*July 11th at 3:40 PM

Food for Thought | Summer Edition




It’s a hot summer day, and that means two things. 

The heat is becoming unbearable, and your hunger levels are soaring. Let’s solve that issue by exploring some super yummy treats you can make this summer to pull out of the freezer and devour immediately! (I mean, hey. You have to splurge on something this summer!)

Berry Yogurt Popsicles Let’s talk about these for a minute. Fresh fruit + yogurt = yumminess, right? It also equals lots of good stuff for your body, too. Fresh berries are some of the most powerful disease fighting foods, because they are high in vitamin C and antioxidants. Well, would you look at that! In two sentences, we just found out that this treat not only tastes good – but it actually gives us some great nutrients, too!

No-Bake Ice-cream Cake  The recipe description for this treat explains it perfectly… “layers of ice cream, homemade whipped cream, vanilla ice cream sandwiches, Oreo cookies, and hot fudge come together in this extraordinary cake”. ‘Nuff said.

Confetti Ice-Cream Pops Who doesn’t love confetti? How about confetti AND ice-cream? What could be better?! As the recipe says “beneath the confetti-candy covering of these ice cream pops lies a marvelous surprise: a soft-in-the-center miniature candy bar on a popsicle stick.” Sounds pretty good, huh?

No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars Let us take a moment of silence for cookie dough *crickets* Okay, okay. Now let’s talk about these treats. The soft gooey goodness of cookie dough combined with chocolate chips sounds amazing, right? And the bonus is, the cookie dough is actually safe to eat! They have all the flavor of real cookie dough without actually using it. Mind-blown, I know.

No-Bake S’mores Cheesecake Of course we can’t forget about s’mores. But wait. I’m not talking about the classic campfire treats. I’m talking about s’mores in a cheesecake. Okay, now who couldn’t resist that?!

Banana Split Kabobs You all know what kabobs are. But fruit kabobs? Now we’re talkin’. All you have to do is stick some ingredients on a stick, and thereby go. A perfect summer treat to enjoy every day of the summer. Well, maybe not EVERY day…

Raspberry Cheesecake Ice-Cream Ice-Cream. Possibly the most well-known treat on the planet. Add raspberries and cheesecake, and you’ve got one of the yummiest foods ever.

All these treats sound so good to eat, and I am looking forward to (hopefully) trying to make at least one of these this summer!






What is your favorite summer treat?

Which one of these recipes would you like to try?

What are your favorite ways to spend your summer?





Psst… in the future, I’m going to be doing different versions of “Food for Thought”. Thanks to @happilyabi for the idea!


A Mari Usque Ad Mare


“He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth.” Psalm 72:8

Hey Y’all! It’s Canada Day! And that means that today’s post is all about Canada (of course).

Canada’s motto, a Mari usque ad Mare, translates from Latin “From Sea to Sea”. It’s amazing to think that 150 years ago, Canada became a country! Although, it is kind of embarrassing knowing that we didn’t have to fight for our country’s freedom like the Americans did…. but anyways 😉 To celebrate Dominion* Day, I’m sharing with you 10 facts about Canada, that you may or may not have known before. I mean, hey – some of you probably didn’t even know Canada was turning 150… right? Anyways, onto the facts.

  1. “Canada” is an Iroquoian language word meaning “Village.”
  2. Aside from being the second-largest country in the world, Canada is the most educated country (who knew? 😛 )
  3. The coldest it’s ever been was the year 1947…. it was -63 degrees Celsius… approximately -81.4 degrees Fahrenheit!
  4. In Canada, due to a chronic shortage of coinage, playing cards were once used as currency.
  5. The North American Beaver is the national animal of Canada.
  6. Canada has the largest coastline in the world, and more lakes than all the world’s lakes combined. We are sure one wet country!
  7. The U.S. / Canada Border is the longest international border in the world *cheers*
  8. Canada’s official phone number is 1-800-O-CANADA…. 😀
  9. The Eiffel Tower was almost temporarily relocated to Canada in 1967. Hard to believe, I know…. but hey, our langauges are French and English, so we’re kind of related, right?
  10. Stretching 1,896 km (1,178 mi), the Yonge Street in Canada is the longest street in the world!

To conclude this post, I’m going to share with you our country’s National Anthem.

O Canada! Our home and native land.
True patriot love in all thy sons command.
With glowing hearts, we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free.
From far and wide, O Canada,
We stand on guard for thee.

God, keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

O Canada! where pines and maples grow.
Great prairies spread and lordly rivers flow.
How dear to us thy broad domain
From East to Western sea.
Thou land of hope for all who toil,
Thou True North, strong and free!

O Canada! Beneath thy shining skies
May stalwart sons and gentle maidens rise
To keep thee steadfast through the years
From East to Western sea,
Our own beloved native land,
Our True North, strong and free!

Ruler Supreme, who hearest humble pray’r,
Hold our dominion within thy loving care.
Help us to find, O God, in thee
A lasting, rich reward,
As waiting for the Better Day,
We ever stand on guard.

Happy Birthday, Canada – the true, north, strong and free!


*Dominion of Canada is the country’s formal name, though rarely used. It first applied to Canada at Confederation on July 1st of 1867.

Summer Tag

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Hey there friends! Today’s post is a summer tag. I was tagged by Rachel who asked me 10 questions, which I’m going to answer in this post. Here we go!

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? This is so hard! I’d like to go so many places – but if I had to choose one, it would have to be Ireland.

Who is your biggest inspiration? Hmm… this one is hard, too! My biggest inspiration is probably [Lol I forgot to put my biggest inspiration 😂😂 but anyways it’s probably my fellow bloggers].

Sunflowers or lilacs? Lilacs!

What is your favorite part of summer? My favorite part of summer is enjoying free time with no school with family and friends!

If you were able to do anything career/future wise, what would you do? I would take graphic design classes!

What is something on your bucket list? I don’t really have a bucket list, but one thing I hope to do is to gain 50 subscribers by the end of this year.

If you had to describe yourself in five words, what would they be? VSA-er, Creative, Musician, Christian, Happy.

What is something that makes you happy? Seeing my family and friends happy is something that makes me happy 🙂

How do you feel about talking on the phone? I personally like talking in person or through email than the phone… no clue why 😛

Sweet, savory, or sour? Sweet!

Okay! I’m tagging Megan @abarefootgal, Charis @charisrae, and Liv @livalittle. Answer these questions in a blog post or in a comment below!

Which is better, ice-cream or popsicles?

Would you rather go to Disney Land or Disney World?

What time do you go to bed during the summer?

What time do you wake up?

What is your favorite vacation you’ve been on with your family?

If you could only read one book this summer, what book would it be?

If you could pick one flavor of food to eat this summer, what would it be? (e.g., lime ice-cream, lime cupcakes, lime flavored fruit, etc.)

What is your favorite part about summer?

What is your least favorite part about summer?

What is one of your goals for this summer?


What post ideas do you have for me?

How do you like to enjoy summer?

Have an awesome day and keep smiling! 😉