Tuesday, December 30, 2014

End of the year survey 2014!

Hey everyone! I stopped by to ask my wonderful readers to take my end of the year survey! I'd love to get a feel of what you like and don't like about this blog, and get a better grasp on how to become a better blogger. :) Thank you! The link is below. ;)


Have a great day!

Friday, December 26, 2014

My Christmas Decorations

Hey everyone! I hope you guys have had a wonderful Christmas! I've taken a small break, as you guys know, to celebrate and spend time with my family. Even though I'm sharing them a day late, I hope you like our Christmas decorations!
Before I get started, I would like to answer a reader's question: What is a Jesse tree? Well, Clara, sadly we did not get to do a Jesse tree this year due to all the illness in my family this December, but I'll include this link and hopefully it'll paint a clear picture in your mind of what a Jesse tree is. :) I'm hoping to make one next year!
How to make a Jesse tree  
Now on to the decorations!

This is a delicious snack I had last week. Mmm...it was so good!
I even put gingerbread marshmallows in my hot cocoa. ;)

Our first Christmas tree. We put our Christmas trees in the schoolroom, so our cats aren't let in that room during the holiday season. They have a tendency to climb in it and chew on the branches. :P

This is our family Christmas tree. Each of us get a new ornament every year for Christmas.
This year I got Merida. (A Disney princess from the movie Brave)

Outside decorations

Our gingerbread houses. The one in the front on the right is mine.

Here are more Christmas decorations outside.

And here's how it looks from the road. This is a pretty bad picture. :P
They all look yellow, but they're colourful as you can see in the individual pictures. :)

My bed with a few of my Christmas things. I love that Vanilla Noel lotion from Bath and body works! :)

Our ninja bread cookies! They were really fun to make. :)
The side with the E on the top of the wrap are my sister Emma's cookies she decorated, and the side with D are the ones my brother Drake decorated.

All the ones on this pan are mine except for the 3 in a row in the middle. Those are Drake's.
Quite a few of mine turned out to look a little like maniacs. Haha. :)
Well, I hope you guys have a beautifully blessed day!
And I will do better about keeping up with blogging, we do have 4 birthdays coming up in the next 2 months though, one of them being mine!! :)
I'll be 15!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

13 fun things to do to get in the Christmas spirit!

Hi everyone!
So I decided today I'll share with you some of my ideas to do to get in the Christmas spirit!

1. Have a living room dance party with favourite Christmas songs.
2. Have a hot cocoa night, and read Christmas classics.
3. Pull our mattresses and have an under the Christmas tree slumber party with friends or family.
4. Have a funny Christmas photo shoot.
5. Have a "fancy dress code" for dinner one night.
6. Make Christmas cards for a local children's home.
7. Visit an elderly home, and hand out homemade cookies and carol.
8. Make paper crowns.
9. Create a Jesse tree.
10. Have a northpole breakfast (shaped pancakes, snowballs (white doughnut holes)).
11. Have a cookie decorating party.
12. Paint ornaments at a local pottery store.
13. Have a holiday movie night. (Santa Clause, Polar express, etc.)

I hope you like these ideas! Feel free to add to this list in the comments below!
Have a great day!

Friday, December 12, 2014

My Life 2//Nature Pictures!

Hey everyone!
Sorry, I haven't been around lately. Crazy things have been going on around our house!
I'm getting over a cold, and so is most of my family. And our pipes had to be dug up in front of the house because a tree root had grown into the pipes, so...yeah. We couldn't flush the toilet, and run any other sort of water in the house (washer machine, dish washer, shower, etc.) so that was no fun. Luckily it's all over. The dirt everywhere from where they dug up the pipes isn't so pretty with our christmas decorations though. :/
So to good news! We got our christmas trees up! Yay! I'll have to post a picture of them soon. Maybe I'll do a post of our christmas decorations....
So this is why I haven't posted lately. Haha.
I'll be having a couple of tags, and some christmas posts up soon though. ;)
Now here are some nature pictures for your viewing pleasure:

                                                         Purple's my favourite colour. :)

I just love this picture.

Isn't this picture cute?


Wow, this is beautiful!
Thank you everybody for stopping by!
I am going to try to do better about blogging more frequently, I have just been so busy with everything going on here.
Have a beautifully blessed day!
P.S If I don't get to responding to your comment within a couple of days, don't worry because I respond to every single comment when I have the time. ;)

Thursday, December 4, 2014

One Lovely Blog Award

Hey everyone!
I'm sorry for my absense from blogging this past week...I've been crazy busy!
I am finally getting around to posting my One Lovely Blog Award Sammie from Sammie the stargirl. Thank you so much for nominating me, Sammie! I suggest you go check out her blog; it's really awesome! ;)

So here are the rules:

1. Thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog.
2. List the rules and display the award.
3. Add 7 facts about yourself.
4. Nominate 15 other bloggers.
5. Follow on blogger the person who nominated you.
So 7 facts about me...hmmmm....
1. I love meeting new people, and making new friends!
2. I love to draw! If you would like, I could (try) to take a picture of one of my drawings and post it. I'm not sure how well it would turn up though, since I use a pencil to draw everything. ;)
3. I can never get enough spicy food!!!
4. I've been a vegetarian since I was 4 years old.
5. My favourite colour is purple, but I really like pink and red also. :)
6. I hate math! :P Anyone else?
7. Pomegranates are like my favourite fruit! :)
Ok, so I honestly don't know 15 other bloggers that I haven't nominated already for another award, so I've decided for anyone who would like to do this award is nominated!
Have a great day everyone!
Thank you again, Sammie, for nominating me! :)

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

I hope you guys have all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

What are some of your Thanksgiving traditions?
Do you travel or stay at home for Thanksgiving?
Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Cute animals 2 :)

Hey everyone! So today I've decided to share with you some funny/adorable photos I found. :) (Just to let you know, I've been tagged for two things, and don't worry I'll be getting to them! I've just been so busy! ;))
Here ya go!

Aren't this all adorable?!
Which one is your favourite?
Have a great day everyone!
P.S I have added a GFC gadget to the side of my page. ;)

Friday, November 21, 2014

Book Review: Chia Vitality

Hey everyone! So today I have a book review to share with you guys.
The book is called Chia Vitality and it's by Janie Hoffman (Founder and CEO of Mamma Chia).

This book is all about the Chia seed. I liked this book overall. It had a few good recipes inside it that I would like to try using the chia seed. :) Some things included in this book are: flexible meal plans using chia seeds, yoga routines, and meditation course. It tells you everything you need to know about the chia seed: where to buy it, how to store it, and how to use chia seeds in cooking. I recommend this book to anyone who's interested in getting a healthier diet. Overall, I would give this book 4 stars. :)
If you haven't ever tried a chia seed, you definitely should. You don't actually really taste them, and they can be added to pretty much anything, smoothies, soup, salad! :)
If you're interested in purchasing this book you can buy them here:
Books A Million
Barnes and Noble
I hope you all have a great day everyone!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

My Life 1

Hey everyone!
So I realized the other day, I haven't really told you what I've been up to lately, and I think now is a good time to start!
I have been incredibly busy lately! School, books, puppy preparation, shopping, American Heritage Girls, P.E class, so many things.
So last Sunday we decided to get a puppy! Now, this was not planned at all, but when we saw her video on the shelter's facebook page we just fell in love with her!! We have 2 cats, and one of them is very protective over his territory...so yeah, it's going to take some getting use to for him. Here's a picture of her:

She's the one on the left. ;)

She is  so playful! We've decided to name her Luna. :)

She is growing SO fast. It's crazy! I can tell a difference in her size in just a week's time. She's a labrador retriever mix and she's suppose to grow really quickly. :/
I'm so excited though! All they have to do is spay her before we can take her home! And they're hoping to fit her in tomorrow! :D
So for American Heritage Girls (it's kind of a Christian version of 4H) we're suppose to take in a 2 layer cake this Tuesday to decorate. So me and my siblings (I have on younger sister, and one younger brother) are all going over to one of my best friends house and I'm going to make a cake with her and my siblings are going to hang out with her siblings! So much fun! :)
I love going over to her house. I always have so much fun with her!
So I guess I best get going!
Have a blessed Sabbath everyone!
Does anyone like the idea of me doing a Christmas series of sorts (pictures, stories, crafts, things like that) ? I would probably start it this sometime in December. ;)

Friday, November 14, 2014

Tea Exchange Sign up Ends this Wednesday!

Hey everyone! I just wanted to let you know that sign up for the tea exchange coming up, ends this Wednesday. If you're interested in participating or know anyone who would like to participate, just email me at earthykatie@gmail.com . I have one person signed up right now, and I'll need at least one more to continue through with the tea exchange. :)
Have a great day everyone!
P.S Does anyone think it would be a good idea for me to start posting some about my life, and what I do, or would that be boring? :)

What I'm Thankful for: (Part of the Give Thanks X7 challenge)

Hey everyone! So today I'm sharing with you what I've been thankful for through the Give Thanks X7 challenge the KBR magazine is hosting. So here's what I've been thankful for the past 13 days!
Day  1:

1.The chance to have an education when so many other children don't have that opportunity.
2. My wonderful family who's always there for me.
3. A loving and forgiving God who is always watching each and everyone of us.
4. Beautiful autumn colours all around.
5. The chance to reach out to people on my blog, Lilies of Grace.
6. Freedom of religion when so many others are killed if they believe in our Lord, Jesus Christ.
7. A warm house on such a cold, dreary day.

Day 2:

1.A beautiful sunny day today.
2. Our electric fire places to warm us on cold days.
3. All my wonderful penpals.
4. Clean drinking water
5. Soap and shampoo so I can take showers, when so many other people don't have those simple luxuries.
6. Warm socks.
7. The opportunity to have food on our table, 3 times a day. So many people don't even have food 1 time a day.

Day 3:

1.Hot chocolate on cold days. Mmmm! :)
2. A clear blue sky on a cold day.
3. My cell phone so I can keep in touch with all my friends. :)
4. Running water in our house so we don't have to go pull it out of a well everytime we need a bath or a drink.
5. Music
6. My delicious breakfast I have every Sunday morning, cinnamon rolls. Mmm!
7. Books


Day 4:
1. The book of Philippians. It has so many wonderful verses that I love. :)
2. All of God's promises. He has so many, and I know he'll never break any of them.
3. Internet
4. Clothes in my closet.
5. This opportunity to get to know all you girls and remind myself of all the wonderful things God has given me.
6. Our car
7. The recipe I received today in the mail. I'm participating in a recipe exchange, and I was very happy to receive my first new recipe. :)


Day 5:

1.The fun times I had this morning in my p.e class with my friends.
2. Tea!
3. Rain
4. Delicious pomegranates! I love them!
5. Family dinners. I'm glad we have the time to sit down a couple times of week to have a family dinner together, even when we all have busy schedules.
6. All of the beautiful sights God has given us. The mountains, the oceans, the aurora borealis! God truly shows us just how creative he really is.
7. The free midwifery course Julia Ryan sent me the link for! I am so glad she shared it with me! Thank you! :)


Day 6:

1. The nice weather so we can have the windows open. :)
2. The windy day we're having. It feels very nice out!
3. The warm Sweet Tangerine tea I had this morning with my homemade oatmeal.
4. Dinner tonight- we're having one of my favourites: tacos!
5. My warm fleecy pajama pants! They're so cute!
6. All of our great schoolbooks we have!
7. Our two sweet kitties, Alice and Jasper!


Day 7:

1. The delicious stirfry we're having for dinner tonight!
2. The beautiful windchimes playing outside our front door.
3. The opportunity to be in a fun group, it's called American Heritage Girls, and I have a great time there!
4. Pens and pencils so we can write.
5. Our cool stamps we have so I can write to my penpals. :)
6. The 2 new followers on Google+ I got yesterday and today. I love knowing that people enjoy reading what I write. :)
7. The ginormous salad I had for lunch! It was so good! We have just a big salad for lunch every Friday for lunch. :)    

 Day 8:

1. The delicious ice cream sundae I had last night for dessert!
2. A warm house
3. My red hair. :)
4. My snack of cookies and chocolate soymilk, while watching this show called Business of being born, with my mama.
5. Being able to sleep in this morning until 9.
6. Our trampoline!
7. My hello kitty snuggie my friend got for my birthday this year. :) It's so warm, and I love it!

  Day 9:

1. The Cheerio treats we're having later for a midnight snack.
2. The cute puppy we looked at today in the shelter. We're thinking about adopting her!
3. All the groceries we got today during our monthly shopping trip.
4. My boots
5. My pretty calendar hanging in my room.
6. Pineapples!
7. All the cute cups and mugs we own.


Day 10:

1. The cute clothes we got for our puppy!
2. The fun week of autumn outfit post I did today over at my blog. I had a lot of fun doing it!
3. The delicious brownies we're going to have for dessert! Yum!
4. The Pepsi we're going to have as a special drink tonight for dinner!
5. Our library. I don't know what I'd do without it! I'd hate to have to buy every book I want to read, and I really don't like reading ebooks. :)
6. That the whole family agreed on the name Luna. We all love it so much! We went through quite a few names before we found the perfect one we all liked. :)
7. The yummy vanilla spice tea I had the other day with my breakfast.


Day 11:

1. We got approved to adopt a new puppy! Yay!
2. An expert cake decorator who's coming into my class tonight as a guest speaker. :)
3. Quesdillas with fire sauce for dinner tonight. I just LOVE spicy food!
4. The encouraging blog I read and all the blogger friends I've made. :)
5. For God's protecting hand.
6. The cool breeze blowing in through our windows right now.
7. KBR magazine!


Day 12:

1. That our cat is ok. He was drooling like crazy. Turns out he ate the liquid inside of a glowstick and it tasted really bitter.
2. We got to skip our schoolwork this morning. :)
3. My cute Washington D.C. bracelet my friend got me as a souvenir a few months ago. I love it!
4. My cotton candy coloured socks!
5. Text messages.
6. God's eternal love
7. My cute cat leggings! :)


Day 13:

1. My delicious cup of Assam Black tea I had this morning with our homemade oatmeal.
2. That my delivery from Bath and Body works is suppose to come today or tomorrow. :)
3. Taco salad for dinner tonight!
4. Thanksgiving coming up soon!
5. We picked up some Taco Bell the other night as a special treat. Since we're going to get a new puppy soon, money's tight, and I'm glad we had the opportunity to have something special. :)
6. The little flurries of snow falling from the sky. It's our first snow this winter!
7. Weather radars
Have a blessed day everyone!
P.S This is my 50th post! :)

Monday, November 10, 2014

A Week of Autumn Outfits!

Hey everyone!
So today, I have a special post! Libby over at A noble calling is hosting a week of autumn outfits challenge.

Here are my outfits:
                                                               Here is my first outfit:
                                                                 Shirt: Target
                                                                  Jeans: Old Navy
                                                                    Sweater: Old Navy
                                                                       Purse: Christmas gift

Shirt: Christian Bookstore
Jeans: Old Navy
Boots: Birthday gift from Target I think

Dress: Hannahlise

Shirt: Disney Store
Skirt: Handmade


                                                                    Shirt: Blair
                                                                    Skirt: Handmade

I liked doing this picture, except for the fact I was in the hurry because there were big trucks everywhere. They were about to repave our road.
Dress: Hannahlise
Shirt: Blair
So I hoped you liked this post! Have a great day!
Did you like this post? Comment below!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

The Blogger Recognition Award

Hey everyone! I've been awarded The Blogger Recognition Award!
Thank you so much for nominating me, M from The Life of Little Me! :)

So here's what I'm suppose to do:
1. Thank the person who nominated me, and provide a link to their blog. Did that!
2. Give a brief story on how I started my blog, and a one or two tips for other bloggers. :)
3. Choose 15 other bloggers to nominate for this award.
4. And comment on each of their blogs to let them know I nominated them!
Here it goes:
Why I decided to start a blog:
I started my blog because I really wanted to spread the Word of God, and inspire and encourage other girls. I had been reading a couple of other blogs, and I realized, I wanted to start my own. This is all happened in a span of a day! I just woke up, and felt the calling to start my blog. By the end of the day, my blog was created, I had my first post, and even my first comment! :) I was so excited! ;)
I really want to encourage other girls through this blog with inspiring Bible verses and stories, and get to know other wonderful girls who also blog. :)
Some advice ;) :
My advice is just be yourself when blogging. My recent post I did is called 13 random facts about me. I enjoyed doing this post because my readers got to know me better. It's sometimes hard to tell a person's personality when you're reading their blog, if they're not being who they truly are. :) Like I said, I'm really weird, silly, and clumsy. I like sharing little bits of random things about myself so my readers can get to know me better. I love it when other bloggers do posts about random facts about themselves! :)
Another piece of advice: I personally prefer to respond to my readers comments. Not everyone has time to do that though. :) I like letting them know I read their comments, and really appreciate each and everyone one. Comments always make me smile. :)
So I nominate for this award:

1. Jessica Joy from (Almost) Perfectly Pink
2. Libby from  A Noble Calling
3. Brooke from Blooming in his Light
4. Clare from Clare's Spot
5. Kara from Cooking with Kara 
6. Bree from Cover Up for Christ 
7. Olivia from Fresh Modesty
8. ? From Gentle Joy Photography
9. Emily from Ooh! La la! Cakery 
10. Christina from Our Wood Home 
11. Clara from Reasons to Smile
12. Mikayla from The Bubblegum Ballerina
13. Stephanie from The Enchanting Rose
14. ? from Wholesome Joy Photography
15. and Julia from Writing for His Glory
I can't wait to see all of your guys posts (assuming you're interested, of couse :))!
P.S I've been nominated for another award too, so be expecting that sometime soon! :)
Have a great day!