πŸŽ„ My Christmas Playlist πŸŽ„

Hey y’all!

Today I’m sharing with you my Christmas playlist!

YES, CHRISTMAS! Time to crank up the Christmas tunes! I absolutely LOOOOOOVE Christmas music! (also Christmas πŸ˜‰πŸ˜†) It’s so pretty and makes me happy!

My playlist consists of so many different songs! Here are a few of the artists you will here: Pentatonix, Lady Antebellum and Michael Buble! There are bunch of other atrists, but you’ll have to check it out to see who!

So here is my Spotify Christmas playlist!

 

I can’t decide what my favorite Christmas song is. πŸ˜­πŸ˜‚ What is your favorite Christmas song? Let me know in the comments! If I haven’t heard it, I’ll listen to it! πŸ˜†

Love, Cassia πŸŽ„

 

Happy Thanksgiving

Hey everybody!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! Hope you all have a fantastic day!

Also, I just wanted to say I’m so sorry about not posting last Friday and Monday. I was busy and then totally forgot. 😬

I’ve decided that I’m going to change up my post schedule again. I’m going to be posting whenever! Just like I did before!

 

What are your plans for Thanksgiving? Let me know in the comments!

Love, Cassia

 

Versatile Blogger Award

Hey followers!

I was nominated by Nikky for The Versatile Award. Thank you so much girl! It’s been a long time since I’ve done one of these posts, so this is exciting!

 

THE RULES:

  • Write your own Versatile Blogger Award blog post.
  • Thank the lovely blogger who nominated you.
  • Introduce yourself by writing 7 facts about yourself,
  • Finally, nominate 15 bloggers that you think deserve this award and let them know!

 

THE FACTS:

  1. I share car ownership with my brother
  2. I love Pinterest
  3. The last movie I watched was Cinderella
  4. The last book I read was The Secret Garden
  5. I love driving
  6. My favorite song right now is No Longer Slaves: Voices Of Lee
  7. My favorite fall outfit would be a sweater, jeans and converse

 

THE NOMINATIONS:

Esther @ Misty Rain

Ariana @ Ariana’s Flying Life

Liz @ Home with the Hummingbirds

Faye @ Create. In. Me.

 

Have fun girls!! And if you would like to be nominated in the future please let me know in the comments!! πŸ˜†

Love, Cassia

 

Sweet Sixteen

Hey y’all!

As you can see from the title, someone had a sweet sixteen! Well, that person would be me! πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜†πŸ˜

So for my birthday I knew we were doing something, but didn’t know what it was. I was really excited though!

These lovely ladies all surprised me!

What happened was my sister and I left the house and were headed for Galena (I didn’t know where we were going though). We were driving for a while, then she said she needed to go to the bathroom. So we stopped at a gas station. I was lying down because I didn’t feel good.😟 I sat up and saw my sister looking past me at something, so being a normal human being I looked to see what she was looking at. A car had just pulled in. It was one of my friend’s older brothers, I laid back down and was kinda confused. Then I shot back up and looked back at them and was like “wait, is that Kira??”. I got out of the car and ran to give her a hug. I was really surprised. 😲

We got back into the car and started driving again. We were driving for a while, and I had to go to the bathroom, so we stopped at a Starbucks. Can you guess what happened? If you guessed that someone surprised me there, then you are absolutely right! πŸ˜† My friend Ambria was there. I was super excited, but I had to run to the bathroom. πŸ˜‚Β When I walked out of the bathroom, guess what happened? My friends Hannah and Lisa were standing there. So I was super surprised AGAIN. πŸ˜‚

We got our drinks and were back on the road again! I still had no idea where we were going though. We listened to some music and talked most of the way there. When we were getting closer I realized where we were! 😏 I had been to Galena a few times and recognized it. I was excited of course! My mom and two little sisters were already there and they both came running out to greet us. πŸ˜ƒ

We figured out where everyone would sleep and then headed upstairs. We started playing some games while my mom cooked dinner. My mom said, “Hey Cassia, there’s one more person coming.” I literally had NO idea who it was. I was excited though! πŸ˜ƒ

We were still playing some games when my mom said, “Your last guest is here. Your friend from CO.” I was confused at first. In my mind I was thinking, what is CO?? Then I suddenly understood what she meant, COLORADO. I was like, “NO WAY!! WHAT?!? OH MY GOSH!” I ran outside and met her while she was walking up the steps. It was ELLE from Colorado! The friend I hadn’t seen in about 7 years. 😱😱 You don’t even know how happy I was to see her, I almost cried 😊😊

So, that’s the story! πŸ˜†

They attempted to hold me. It kinda failed. πŸ˜‚ Basically what happened was, I started dying of laughter while they were trying to hold me and when they told me to relax, they almost dropped me. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Nobody’s paying attention, except me. πŸ˜‚

From left to right: Ambria, Lisa on Ambria’s back, Kira, Elle on Kira’s back, Me and on my back, Hannah!

So on my birthday we went to downtown Galena (which is super cool and cute by the way). We went to a bunch of cute shops, took tons of pictures and had lots of fun!

Stair pictures were a must. πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜πŸ˜†

There were so many hugs! πŸ˜†

Check out my amazing friends who are literally models 😍😱😍😱😍

We were laughing 99% of the time we were together.

Attempting the can can. πŸ˜¬πŸ˜‚

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This was something really special! We all got matching necklaces with our birthstones. 😍

Beautiful ladies! ❀❀❀

Another attempt. But this time it was the pyramid. πŸ˜‚

As you can see from this picture it also failed. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

 

I hope you enjoyed that VERY long post! It was a really special time and I wanted to share it with you all! Thanks for reading!

Which is your favorite pictures? Let me know in the comments!

Love, Cassia

 

A Giveaway

Hey everybody! Today I’m telling you about a giveaway my sister in-law Lauren, is doing on her blog!

If you follow her blog, you will be entered in to win a $20 Starbucks card!! The contest runs from November 4th until November 18th.

A Wandering Soul

Lauren’s blog is a lifestyle, faith, and travel blog. Lauren and Phil (my brother) are super passionate about God, working with teens and young adults and helping them grow stronger in their faith. She shares snippets of their lives, things they are learning, and topics they have spoken about such as missions, making your faith your own, friendships and finding your identity.

I really enjoy reading Lauren’s post. They are always really well written and you can tell she put a lot of thought and time into them!

So make sure and go check out her blog and give her a follow!

Thanks for reading and it’s good to be back! πŸ˜†

Love, Cassia

 

A Day in Chicago

“Chicago, Chicago that toddling town”

 

As you can see by the title, I went to Chicago for the day! I went with my older sister Danielle and our friend Lydia. It was a really fun day!

First, we went to the Garfield Park Conservatory. It is such a beautiful place. We were there for about an hour or so and tooks lots of pictures and just enjoyed the beauty. 😍😍

HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY! πŸ˜†

After the conservatory we went to lunch at Giordano’s. (deep dish pizzaπŸ˜‹) I don’t have any pictures from lunch, but lemme tell ya. IT WAS DELICIOUS! I’d been there a few times before, but if you go to Chicago, you must go to Giordano’s.

The Chicago theater! I’ve never been inside it before, but I love the outside. It’s so cool and I love taking pictures of it.

I wasn’t very happy right here. πŸ˜‚ I stubbed my toe and couldn’t get on the balcony.

I finally got on the balcony. πŸ˜†

The bean! This is a must go to place in Chicago! #beantheredonethat

We found this adorable coffee shop called Hero Coffee. I love the lights and the sign. 😍 I also love how they turned the alley into a cute coffee shop and eating area. The inside was super cozy and cute too!

Welp that’s all for today! Hope you enjoyed seeing the pictures and hearing about my day in Chicago!

 

Have you ever been to Chicago? If so, how did you like it? If you haven’t, have you been to any other big city?

Love, Cassia

 

O c t o b e r

picture by: me!

Hey followers!

I know I just took a break off of blogging in June and July, but I’m going to be taking another break. πŸ˜”πŸ˜”

But not for as long as I did the first time. I’m taking a break until November 2nd. So only 3 weeks! And I’ll still be liking and commenting on others peoples blogs! And I’ll answer any comments you guys give!!

Sooooo…… I will see you all back here on November 2nd!

 

What are some ways you find inspiration for your blog posts?

Love, Cassia