What’s Happening

Hey friends!!

I know I’ve been gone a lot lately and not been posting and I feel so bad. 

But I wanted to jump on here and tell you all what’s gonna be happening.

I’m going to be taking a break off of blogging from tomorrow till September.

Life is just to crazy for me to be doing blogging and also the summer is going to be crazy busy also. 

I hope you all understand! I’m gonna miss you guys. See ya in September! 👋👋

Love, Cassia

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Hey friends!

I’m sorry it’s been so long since I last posted. Life has been CRAZY.

I got nominated for 3 awards! Two of them are the Liebster. Haha, I think I’ve been nominated for this one at least 5 times now. But it’s fun to do it! Here is the first Liebster Award.

Thank you Olivia for nominating me!!! 

Rules:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you.
  2. Display your award.
  3. Answer the questions you were asked.
  4. Nominate 5 other bloggers.
  5. Ask 6 new questions.
  6. Let your nominees know they were nominated and give them a link to your post.

The Questions:

1: What inspired you to start blogging?

My mom inspired me to blog. She encouraged me to do it for school and to get better at writing!

2: What is your favorite instrument to listen to?

I love listening to any kind of instrument!

3: What is your favorite sport to watch?

Baseball definitely! Most of my friends think it’s boring, but I don’t agree. 😂😝

4: What is your favorite season and why?

I LOVE SUMMER!!! BECAUSE IT’S WARM AND I GET TO SEE ALL OF MY FRIENDS AT CAMP!

5: What is your favorite flower?

Baby’s breath! 😍😍

6: If you could have any animal for a pet, what would it be and why?

I actually am not a animal fan so…….😂🤷‍♀️

 

Now to the next Liebster Award!

Thank you to Lydia for nominating me!

Rules:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you.
  2. Display your award.
  3. Answer the questions you were asked.
  4. Nominate 5 other bloggers.
  5. Ask 6 new questions.
  6. Let your nominees know they were nominated and give them a link to your post.

The Questions:

1: Who is your favorite pianist?

I really enjoy listening to the Piano Guys and also Paul Cardall.

2: Do you live in the country or the city?

I live more in the country.

3: If you could choose to live anywhere in this world where where would it be and why?

Europe!

4: What’s the craziest thing you can do under water?

ummmm……🤷‍♀️😂

5: What is one thing you really regret you did when you were younger?

I honestly don’t know.

6: What are you more afraid of and why?

I’m afraid of tornadoes. They are one of my biggest fears.

7: (bonus question 😉 What’s your favorite emoji? 🤷🏼‍♀️)

😍😍😍

 

Now to the Honor Thy Mother Tag!

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The Meaning of this Tag:

A mother is someone who loves her child unconditionally, nourishes them, protects them always, teaches them values, disciplines them fairly, and wants the best for them. For that, we should always, ALWAYS have respect for our mothers. They are designed to bring beautiful life into this world and nurture that precious life as God created them to. Mother’s Day is about reminding your mother how much you appreciate her, but I hope this tag will perhaps remind you this month how blessed you are to have a mother at all.

Now, I don’t want anyone getting the wrong idea about this tag. Trust me, I study psychology in college currently and I know there is no perfect relationship with a parent. If you have been abused, neglected, or abandoned by your mother then you probably will not enjoy the idea of honoring her. And you know what? There is nothing wrong with how you feel. She hurt you, and that hurt may never go away depending on how severe it was. Your mother may be an addict, a narcissist, an abuser, a cheater, a liar…the list goes on and on. I am blessed to have the mother I have, because I think of her as pretty close to perfect, but many are not as blessed as I have been.

However, (I know, that’s never a fun word to hear), we are called to honor our mothers. For me, that’s easy. My mother is my best friend and is the most amazing person in existence besides Jesus in my mind. Honoring her is the least I can do for everything she has been through, everything she has sacrificed, and everything she does daily to be the incredible person and mother she is. ❤

But, like I said before, many don’t feel that way about their mothers and the last thing they may want to do is call their mom, send her a card, or give her a present for simply giving birth to them. (Trust me, I have a step-mother and two grandmothers I don’t speak to). So…how does one honor their mother in that case?

Pray for her. What she did or didn’t do in childhood has many ramifications, many of which you may live daily, and exposing yourself to her abuse for the sake of Mother’s Day is not a good idea and I don’t encourage it. What I have learned from dealing with other family members is that it’s okay to love and honor someone from afar. It’s better to learn to love and forgive someone from a distance than to hate and hurt up close. ❤ Don’t be ashamed for doing that. Honoring someone does not mean letting them hurt you anymore. Just say, “Thank you for being in my life as God willed it, I forgive you for what you’ve done, but I am going to love you and honor you from a safe distance.” 😉

May I share some words of encouragement? I know it may make this tag a bit long, but I feel like there’s someone that needs to hear this:

  • Your mother wasn’t kind to you, but that does not mean you are not worthy of kindness.
  • Your mother wasn’t there for you, but that does not mean no one ever will be.
  • Your mother abused you, but that does not mean you deserved it.
  • Your mother lies, but that does not mean you don’t know the truth.
  • Your mother manipulates, but that does not mean you can’t get control back in your life.
  • Your mother loved you as she was capable of loving you, but God loves you unconditionally and will give you the love she was unable to give.

Honor your mother, whether it’s through a simple prayer or a sweet gift on Mother’s Day. If you can’t do it for her, do it for you. And, if you believe in Him, do it for Him. ❤

Dollfaced Writer

Thank you Saege for tagging me!

Rules:

1. Thank the person who nominated you to participate.

2. Link back to the original post. (here)

3. Use the original featured image.

4. Copy and paste the meaning of this tag into your post.

5. Answer the questions.

6. Nominate one or more people to participate.

7. Enjoy the rest of your month!

The Questions:

1: What is your relationship like with your birth mother, if anything at all?

It’s a good relationship! I’m pretty close with my mom!

2: What is one thing you would change about your birth mother if you could? What is one thing you wouldn’t change?

I wouldn’t change anything about her!

3: Who do you celebrate on Mother’s Day (your mother, step-mother, grandmother, aunt, etc.)?

My mom!

4: What was the most valuable thing she taught you?

She taught me about Jesus! And I am so grateful for that.

5: What is one thing she does (did) that you would never do?

I don’t know.

6: How do you honor her on Mother’s Day?

We usually get her presents and then have a special meal!

7: How has your relationship with her impacted the person/parent you are today?

It has made me a better person.

 

Thank you all for tagging me!!! I had fun doing them!

Love, Cassia

Hello + Spring Outfit

Hey friends!

Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve done a post on here. Sorry I’ve been MIA.

Life has been crazy busy for me lately. As you all know, my family is in the process of renovating a house and moving! We are moving tomorrow! WOHOO!

We are so excited but exhausted.

I’m so excited to move yet I want to stay at the same time. I know we’re moving to a bigger house and that I’ll be able to have some opportunities to do more things. And I’m moving closer to my best friends.

But I’m sad to leave the house I’ve grown up in, the people I’ve grown close to, and just leaving. But the Lord has wonderful plans in store and I’m excited.

I wanted to check in and tell you all hi and that I’ve missed you. I miss writing but I have not had the time to do it.

I also wanted to do a little fashion post since it’s been forever since I last did one!

Get here

I got this jumpsuit from Target. It is so comfortable, cute and fashionable! And, IT HAS POCKETS!!! It runs big so I got a size S. Target has a lot of cute jumpsuits this year, go check em’ out! Here

Similar one

This jacket is from TJ Maxx. TJ Maxx has some awesome stuff. My sister found it for me while she was shopping. Thanks Danielle! 😍

Similar ones

And last but not least, THE SHOES! These are really comfortable and I LOVE THEM! They go with pretty much everything. I’ve had them for a few years already so they don’t sell them anymore. 😔 But I linked some similar ones!

I just posted a video on my channel. It’s an update on the house! Check it out here.

Have you ever moved? Do you like jumpsuits? Have any posts you’d like to see? Let me know in the comments! I love hearing from you and I’d love to hear your ideas!

Love, Cassia

New Video!!!

Hey friends!

My siblings, their friends and I went to the park yesterday and enjoyed the beautiful weather! I am so excited that SPRING IS FINALLY HERE! I made a  fun little video of our time at the park! Hope you enjoy it!

😃😄😁

Love, Cassia

Friendship + Friends Photoshoot

Hey friends!!!

I wanted to write about friendship today because God has blessed me with some pretty AMAZING friends!

Most of my friends live on the east coast which is kind of hard for me since I live in Illinois. 😑 I met them all at summer camp and we’ll see each other every year and then stay in touch for the rest of the year! 😆 Lots of facetiming, texting and letters! 

I also have my some of my best friends and close friends who live a few hours away. I don’t get to see them much, but hey, it’s better than nothing! 

I met a girl a few years ago in an orchestra group and we stayed in contact for a little while but then stopped talking. We saw each other at an event last year and were so excited to see each other. 

We see each other almost every week now which is so awesome! 

One thing I appreciate about my friends is that they are always there to pray for me.

Even if it’s the smallest thing to pray for, they’ll pray for it. 

Last year I grew so much closer to God and I had a bunch of my friends there helping me. They were always there to give me encouragement. To pray more and read my bible more. 

My older sister is one of my best friends and she has been an amazing friend and sister. She is a great example of what a Godly woman and older sister should be like.

I am so blessed with all of my amazing friends and I am so so thankful! 

If you don’t have any friends who are encouraging you in your walk with God, I would strongly encourage you to pray and ask God to help you find some friends like that. God has ceratinly blessed me and I want you to have the same experience as me.

Ok, now for some pictures from a photoshoot my best friend, her sister and I did last month on Valentines Day! We took over 200 pictures so here are just a few! Hope you enjoy our silliness! 😆 

(these were all taken with my iPhone 6 and edited on VSCO with the A6 preset)

We were laughing 99% of the time 😊

Whenever I visit we talk for hours and hours. We have so much to catch up on and just talk about silly stuff. ❤

My sweet Hannah! Love this girl to death. ❤❤❤ We used to call each other twin, we thought we looked so much alike. We even dressed up in the same outfit for an event and tricked people. 😂😊😏

This literally shows you our true personalities right here. We are so silly and very crazy!😆😉😝

LISA!! She is such an awesome amazing person! She is one of my closest friends and we have so much in common too! 😆❤

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For this picture we sat my phone on the trunk of a car. ❤ The things we girls do to take pictures 😂 Also, it took us a half hour to figure out what all of us were gonna wear. 🤦‍♀️😂🤣

 

Hope you enjoyed the pictures! ❤

Are you thankful for your friends? Has God put a certain person in your life who you don’t know where you’d be without them? Which was your favorite picture? Let me know in the comments!

Love, Cassia

My Top 5 Favorite Soundtracks Right Now

*from pexels*

Hey friends!

It has been a while since I last posted a music post, so I thought it was time for another one! 😆

I think I’ve told you all that I love soundtracks. And if you don’t remember, now you know! 😉 But ever since my older brother started showing me soundtracks I’ve loved them ever since. Me and my brothers listen to them so much we sometimes play a game on road trips where we have to guess the composer, the name of the song and what it’s from. It’s so fun!

I’ve been listening to mostly soundtracks lately. They just give me the chills. And if I’ve seen the movie, it makes it even better!

Ok, now for my 5 top favorites right now!

Hidden Figures:

HIDDEN FIGURES!!! WHERE DO I EVEN BEGIIIIIIIN?? Man oh man, this is such a good movie and soundtrack. If you haven’t watched it, I would totally recommend! It’s my second favorite movie! 😍 Check out this post to see what it’s about! 

Cinderella:

Cinderella is my favorite favorite movie!!! Such a cute movie! I love Lily James and she is the perfect Cinderella. The music is so beautiful and fun! I’ve seen this movie about 20 times. (maybe even more times) 😍😍😍

National Treasure:

First of all, this is a hilarious movie and so well made. Second, THE MUSIC IS SO GOOD! That’s all I’m gonna say about this one. 😊

The Italian Job:

I have never seen this movie, but the music is so great! 😏

Bolt:

I saw this movie when I was a little girl and hated it lol. It made me sad. But I love the soundtrack. It’s really really good! 😆

 

Just wanted to give a shout out to my brother. He took all these pictures (except for the top one from pexels) and edited them! He’s amazing right??

 

Do you like soundtracks? If so, what are your favorites? What is your favorite genre? Let me know in the comments! I love hearing from all of you!

Love, Cassia

EXCITING NEWS

Hey friends!!!

Today I have some exciting news for you all! But………..you have to watch the video to find out! Hope you enjoy it!

Comment and tell me what you think of the news! I love hearing from all of you! ❤

Love, Cassia

Nominated for The Liebster Award Twice!

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Hey friends!! I was nominated for the Liebster Award TWICE!!! Thank you to Maysa Rose and Lydia! Make sure to check out their blogs!

The Rules:

Acknowledge the blogger that gave it to you and display the award.

Answer 11 questions that the blogger gave you.

Give 11 random facts about yourself.

Nominate 11 other bloggers and notify them of their nominations.

Ask your nominees 11 questions.

 

Ok, so now I’m going to answer Maysa’s questions:

1: What is the outfit that you are quick to grab in the morning?

Most of the time I’ll grab jeans and a sweater or if I’m feeling lazy I’ll grab a huge sweatshirt and leggings!

2: Do you have a dream that you hope to achieve?

I would love to go on Broadway!

3: What is your favorite season?

Summer! I’ve probably said this in many of my posts but it is such an awesome season!

4: Which do you prefer: milk chocolate, dark chocolate, or white chocolate?

I can’t pick…….they are all so delicious. 😋

5: What is your favorite thing to do during your free time?

I love reading, cleaning, making a baked good, or getting on pinterest!

6: How do you deal with stress and anxiety?

I pray and listen to music!

7: What is the biggest lesson that you learned in 2018?

That you should always go to the Lord with everything.

8: Is there a particular song that you love right now? 

Yes! Either I Will by Citizen Way or Still Rolling Stones by Lauren Daigle.

9: What subject/class do you struggle with most in school?

Math. 😭😞

10: Are you organized?

Yes, I would say that I am!

11: Are you a morning person or a night owl?

Night owl definitely!!!

 

And now Lydia’s questions:

1: Are you usually early or late for an event?

I’m usually early!

2: What takes too much of your time?

Hmmmm……..my phone. 🙈

3: Do you have any pets?

No I do not. I am not a big animal person.

4: Do you play any instruments?

I play the violin and ukulele! (Maybe I’ll record me playing the ukulele and post it sometime! 😉)

5: What’s a small thing that makes your day better?

A hug or an “I love you” from one of my siblings!

6: Have you ever broken a bone in your body?

No I haven’t, thankfully!

7: How do you relax after a busy day?

I like just sitting on the couch! Listening to music or hanging out with my family!

8: What’s the farthest you’ve ever been from home?

800 miles I think….

9: What are you looking forward to in the next 10 years?

Hmmm…getting married maybe!

10: What do you hope never changes?

My relationships with my family and friends!

11: What is your plan for the future?

To get married and be a mom!

 

11 Facts About ME:

1: My favorite online boutique is Roolee

2: I use an app called DrinkWaterAquarium to help me keep track of how much water I’m drinking a day

3: My perfume scent is be Enchanted (smells SO GOOD)

4: I like to laugh…..a lot 😉

5: I’m lovin’ the caramel m&m’s

6: The last time I traveled was in January

7: I’m craving pizza right now

8: I’m learning Spanish

9: My favorite vacation spot is Sandy Cove in North East, Maryland

10: I get on pinterest way to much

11: I’m obsessed with Old Navy jeans

 

My Nominees: (I only did 9 though🙈)

Aria

Esther

Clara

Nikky

Gracie

Autumn

Hannah

Faye

Ainsley

 

Nominees questions:

1: Who is your hero?

2: What is your favorite drink?

3: If you could live ANYWHERE you wanted, where would it be?

4: What are you craving right now?

5: Walking or running?

6: Favorite tv show?

7: Favorite place to travel?

8: What is your favorite social media?

9: If you could meet a celebrity, who would it be?

10: Who has had the biggest influene on your life?

11: Do you drive?

 

Thank you again girls for nominating me! Have you ever been nominated for the Liebster Award? Talk to me in the comments!

Love, Cassia

Collab with Hannah from The Striped Plaid

Hey friends!!

This is my very first collab and I am so excited! The lovely Hannah from the striped plaid contacted me a few weeks ago asking me if I’d like to do a collab and as you can see, I said yes!!! Make sure and check out her blog and cute etsy shop!

So let’s start this thing!! Hannah asked me 15 fun random questions and now I’m going to answer them!

1: Current favorite song? – It would be I Will by Citizen Way. I would recommend checking it out, such a good song.

love this song!!

2: Leggings or skinny jeans? – Both are awesome!!! But I definitely wear skinny jeans more! They are super cute!

I am obsessed with ripped and distressed jeans. 😍😂

3:Birthday? – My birthday is November 1st.

me when I was 3! 😆

4: Who inspired you to start blogging? – My mom!

my beautiful momma!!!

5: What is one thing you’d like to get better at w/ blogging? – I would like to get better at posting. I used to post twice a week but then kind of ran out of stuff. So if there is anything you’d like me to post about, let me know in the comments!

*from pexels*

6: Favorite food? – Chick-fil-a. Hands down, THE GREATEST FOOD EVER!

this is from chick-fil-a appreciation day a few years ago! our whole family dressed up and went!

7: Cake or Ice Cream? – Ice Cream DEFINITELY!!! Give me ice cream any day. It is the best thing EVER! My favorite kind is chocolate chip cookie dough and chocolate!

I used this for my photography challenge last year! 😆

8: Do you enjoy shopping? – Yep! I could shop aaaaaaaaall day. I love going and just trying on clothes to!

*from pexels*

9: Favorite store? – Old navy for sure!!! All of my jeans, half of my shirts and half of my dresses are from there! 😆😆

my whole outfit (minus the shoes) is from old navy!

10: What/who inspires you/motivates you? – God, my family and my friends!

my amazingly awesome family!

11: Favorite season? – Summer! I love tanning, swimming, being outside, hanging out with my friends, camp and lots and lots of ice cream! 😋😍

this was from camp last summer!

12: Do you like hand-lettering? – Yes, but I’m not very good at it lol.

this is not mine. this is my sisters! but maybe sometime I will do a post and do a one! 😉

13: Do you have a bullet journal? – I don’t, but I do have a planner that I write in!

my be you tiful planner!

14: Neutral or Bright colors? – Neutral colors definitely!

Styling: Marie Graunbøl Photography: Line Thit Klein #brostecph #interior…
*from pinterest*

15: Dresses or skirts? – Hmmm…that is a hard one! I love dresses, but then I love skirts! I wear dresses more though!

(both pictures linked)

Thanks for reading! Hope you enjoyed this post! Make sure and go check out Hannah’s post!

Have you ever done a collab before? Let me know in the comments!

Love, Cassia