Thursday, January 31, 2013

Two Blog Awards!

I have some awesome followers!  Clare Mckenna at Picturesque nominated me for the Most Inspiring Blogger Award(:  And Amanda at Everyday Adventures nominated me for the Liebster Blog Award(:  Thank you, girls!

I have to answer a few questions, and nominate a few people.  For the Most Inspiring Blog Award, I have to list seven facts about myself, thank the blogger who nominated you, place the award on your blog, and nominate 15 other blogs (I'm going to do three, if y'all don't mind.  15 is a little much(:  lol ).  Then, for the Liebster Blog Award, you list 11 facts about yourself, answer the 11 questions the blogger before you left for you, ask 11 new questions, choose 11 new bloggers with under 200 followers to nominate, go to each blogger's page and let them know that they won the award, and thank the person who nominated you and link to their blog.  I think I'm just going to list 11 facts about me for both, cause I'm not that interesting and I don't have very many random facts(: lol  All of my awards will be listed on my "Awards" page, so you can go there to get both pictures.  


Here we go!

11 Facts About Me

1. I haven't chewed gum while I've had my braces)))::::
2. I volunteer at the library at least once a week
3. I crochet like crazy(:
4. My mom, sisters and I just opened up an Etsy shop
5. I'm addicted to GoldFish(:
6. I met an amazing friend through my blog- complete God Thing!
7. I looovvveeee Pinterest
8. Not big on tomatoes- more like a deep hate for them(: lol
9. Super Bowl Sunday is our dog, Fraulein's 1st Birthday!
10. I mow all of our 17 acres of grass.
11. I love to water ski and snow ski(:

Okay, now to answer the Liebster Blog questions from Amanda(:

1. Which is harder for you? Answering the questions on these awards or coming up with them?
Coming up with them.  Definitely.
2. What’s something unique about you?
ummm, I have a blonde streak in my hair that I was born with!
3. Favorite color?
Brown or Pink
4. Rate how much you like reading on a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being hate it and 10 being “I gobble up books faster than you can say ‘what’s that book called?’”
10, 10, 10!!
5. One thing you wish was different about your favorite book.
Absolutely nothing!
6. Favorite school subject?
Writing or Language
7. Who’s your hero from history?
Abigail Adams
8. What’s your favorite thing about something you like to do? For example, your favorite thing about photography could be “it helps others see things they don’t usually see.”
I love to play the violin, and my favorite thing about it is to let the music speak Jesus' word through me.
9. What’s your favorite dessert?
Chocolate cake or chocolate pecan pie(:
10. Do you have a favorite country (other than the one you live in)? If so, which one and why?
I love France and England- I've been to each one time, and I LOVED it.  I think both are so picturesque(:
11. Do you know any languages other than English? More than a couple phrases of, that is.
No...I'm learning Spanish right now, or at least trying to...(: lol

Okay, now for the people I award, here are the questions I ask you...(;

1. What is your favorite verse in the Bible, if you have one?
2. Would you rather be in a pool or a lake/creek/ocean?
3. What is your favorite color?
4. If you could live in any country, where would you live?
5. Have you ever played a musical instrument?
6. Who is your favorite singer/songwriter?
7. If you could go back in time to any year, which would it be and why?
8. Do you have any pets?
9. What is your dream job?
10. What is your favorite book?
11. Any favorite quotes?

Okay, now the nominations:

All of my amazing followers!

You guys are just so awesome that I couldn't resist(:  Have fun with it!


Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Route 66 Skirt(:

So, after an idea from my Mom, I decided to start posting what I wear on my blog.  Tell me what you think. (:

This is what I wore today!

Shirt- Mom's- Banana Republic
Skirt- Marie Madeline Route 66 Skirt (Christmas!)
Boots-Hand me down's from Target
Shrug- Hand me down from Banana Republic


Tell me what you think!  I looovveee this skirt(:

Love Always,

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Completely Amazed!

So, I was just looking, and I've had over 12,000 page views!  I mean, for a small town girl like me, that's a bunch.  I started this blog when I was around 7 or 8 (that's why if you go far enough back, you'll see tons and tons of mis-spellings, weird posts, and just odd, odd things(:  lol).  I would have never imagined that you guys would be so sweet, and that I would have over 80 followers!  So awesome.  I'm completely amazed, y'all!

Yep.  This was the little girl who started this blog.  (:

I started playing the violin not long after I started this blog.  


After I was off Blogger for a while, I started it back up.  Instead of my old title "Mermaid Maiden" (I know. ughh) , I called it His Daughter (:

Father Daughter Retreat 2011

Puppies in MN 2011

Me and Emma

Family 2011


Me, my mom, sisters, and grandparents

Father Daughter Retreat 2012

Recent Picture- NYC 2012 at the Top of the Rock (:

So, what do y'all think?  Has my hair grown a bit?  lol Have a great weekend!  We are all headed off to hunt deer- last weekend of deer season!  I pray that we get something big(:

Love Always,

Monday, January 21, 2013


I'm reallllyyyy wanting to host a giveaway.  Who would like to be a dear and sponsor a giveaway for me and my followers?  I would love to have it mid-February or early March.  Any people who would like to sponsor me?  Comment or email, please(:

Saturday, January 19, 2013

A Fun Weekend

Last week, me, my friend Morgan, and my older sister all went for a little photo shoot at the beach, and down a really pretty road in our town.  Enjoy(: plus all of our weird pictures(: lol

Me and Morgan!

My sister braided mine and Morgan's hair together(: EXACT same color!

arabesque at the beach(:

Love her!


She cracks me up! 

Riding home with hair flying out the window!

It was SO tangled!

Arabesque on our street

isn't this baby precious?  

Oak Street

I've known her since I was three..(:

Goofing off


A man offered to take our picture! (:

We had a great weekend!



in·spire  [in-spahyuh r]  , in·spired, in·spir·ing.

to fill with an animating, quickening, or exalting influence:
to fill or affect with a specified feeling, thought, etc.

So, I think you guys can tell that I haven't been 'inspired' lately.  I just haven't felt like blogging. ):  I know that people change, and that we grow out of likes/dislikes, but my blog is one that I want to keep forever!  I think I just needed a break.  Sometimes, it is so hard for me to get inspired.  I try and read other blogs, or read a good book.  But, no influence has been coming to me lately.  Tonight, I felt really happy, but I didn't know how to turn that into inspiration, if you know what I mean.

What I realized is that I can turn that happiness/inspiration into something for the Lord.  Like, when I read my favorite books of the Bible, I never feel empty, or like I have nothing left.

"He counts the stars, and calls them all by name.  How GREAT is our Lord!  His power is absolute!  His understanding is beyond comprehension!"
Psalms 147:4-5

I'm sorry, but how inspiring is that? Seriously.  OUR GOD KNOWS ALL OF THE BILLIONS OF STARS BY NAME!  That is jaw-dropping, special, amazing, and glorious all wrapped up in one!  When I read that, I feel happy, important.


So, if one of my few followers feel like they have been drained lately, read your Bible.  That sounds so cliche, but it works. Read Psalms.  That book does wonders in my relationship with my Father.

I love you guys so much!  Email me if you have any questions or thoughts.  (:

Wednesday, January 9, 2013


Hi everyone!

How was your New Year?  We all had a great day.  It was also my little sister's birthday (the 31st)  Emma had a wonderful day.  Also, Alabama went to the National Championship.... AND WON!!!  Yay!  hehe

Mary got her license, too(:  She's been driving me around, and it has been SO much fun.  On Friday, we are going to coffee with a friend, and she is coming over that night.  WinterJam is also coming up, too.  I'm VERY excited!(:

Short post, but if anyone has Instagram, my username is @ggdawg

Have a great week!