15 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Me ๐Ÿ˜‰

this was from last summer haha

Hey friends!

Wow, I am so sorry that I have been MIA. I’ve been super busy with school, other stuff and also just not having anything to post about.

Anyways……..

So I know pretty much every blogger does this kind of post haha, butย Aria @ Aria Photo Blogย recently did one and I realized I hadn’t done one in a while! So I’m going to tell you 15 things about me that you probably don’t know! (and some random photos that I found)

throwing leaves in the air is a classic fall picture!

I’ve never been out of the country:ย I know so crazy right??? Well not too crazy. But I am hoping toย sometime soon! I have been to a lot of different states! I think I’ve been to a total of 21! Hoping to go to more soon!

I don’t really like dogs:ย I’m sorry but yes, it’s true. I know you all probably hate me now. ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜ญ

I’m a sophomore in high school:ย Nothing to write about this one!

I love organizing:ย Yes! I love organizing! It just makes me feel so good after I’m done! Also if I have my music to jam to while I’m doing it that’s always a plus.

this was a few years ago! my sister and I did a photo shoot together! I was in a field of ragweed which I’m super allergic to haha, but didn’t realize it till after.

I was born in Elmhurst, IL:ย Not much I can say about this one either.

My favorite book is The Westing Game:ย This book is so good!!! It’s a mystery! (the best kind of books) I would 10/10 recommend reading this book! Most people have to read it twice to get it but after that you’ll LOVE it!

I got a phone when I was 15:ย I got a phone because I was starting to babysit! I got an Android for my first phone but now I have an iPhone!!! Having a phone is awesome, but sometimes I’m on it to much so I take a break off it!

The only country singer I like is Thomas Rhett:ย So I’ve never really liked country music. But Thomas Rhett is a really good singer and I love his songs! He sings about his wife Lauren in a lot of his songs and they are so sweet! He and his wife are Christians which is also so cool! I recommend listening to Life Changes and Sweetheart! ๐Ÿ˜†

my sister and I did a quick photo shoot before I left for a trip. as you can tell, we do a lot of fun little photo shoots! one of the benefits of having a sister who is a photographer lol.

The last movie I watched was:ย The last time I watched a movie was a few weeks ago! And it was Peter Rabbit. I’ve seen this movie about 5 or 6 times hehe. It’s so so good! If you haven’t seen it you should definitely check it out!

I’ve only been to the ocean once:ย Some of you might be freaking out right now. But yes only once. ๐Ÿ˜ž Buuuuut, I have been to the beach several times! But they were lakes not the ocean! The first time I went to the ocean was last year in June for my sister-in-laws bachelorette party! It was so awesome! I LOVE LOOOOOVE the ocean! I literally spent a solid hour or more in the water talking to my friend! SO AMAZING!

My favorite app is vsco:ย This app is pretty legit! It’s so fun! I use it to edit ALL of my photos! I would 10/10 recommend this app for editing photos! ๐Ÿ˜†

I love ๐Ÿ˜ Chick-fil-a:ย Ok, WHO DOESN’T LOVE CHICK-FIL-A????? (I won’t hate you if you don’t like it though haha) It is the greatest place!!! First it has the most amazing food ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜, second the service is great, and third it’s a Christian place!!! I think it’s cool that it’s closed on Sunday since it’s a day of rest. Though sometimes that can be a bummer because sometimes we’ll say “hey let’s go to Chick-fil-a, oh wait, IT’S CLOSED ๐Ÿ˜ญ”.

not sure what’s going on with my face haha. I was second shooting a wedding with my big sis! this was in september of last year!

I’ve moved once:ย Only once! I was 8 when we moved! It was a hard move but I’m all good now!!!

My favorite store is old navy:ย Ok so probably 90% of my clothes are from old navy haha. But I love that store so much! ๐Ÿ˜ They have the cutest stuff and really comfortable stuff too! I 10/10 recommend old navy to anybody!

I have blue eyes:ย Probably nobody reading this knows this fact about me hehe. But I do have blue eyes! Which is annoying sometimes because blue eyes are extra sensitive to the sun. ๐Ÿ˜ญ But I’m thankful for my eyes and their color anyways!

Hope you enjoyed reading this post! What are some facts about you? I’d love to hear from all of you!

Love, Cassia

 

3 Books I’m Reading | A Series

Hey friends!

Today I’m starting a series! Every time I read 3 books I’ll do a post about those three books and tell you a little bit about them and what I thought!

I used to read allllll the time, but the past few years I haven’t been. I’m always doing something else or just don’t want to. So I decided that it was time to change that. Soo I got a bunch of books together and am going to read them all this year!

#1. Love Does by Bob Goff

I’ve read Love Does before, but it was a long time ago. I am enjoying it so much! It is full of funny/encouraging stories! Bob Goff, even though I haven’t met him, seems like an amazing, fun guy! He has a huge smile on his face in every picture he’s in and is an encouragement to so many people (including me). I whole heartedly recommend this book!

#2. The Genius of Generosity by Chip Ingram

Wow wow wow. This book was so good! It’s taught me a lot about how to manage my finances wisely and how to be generous! Chips story is so cool! I really recommend reading this one too!

#3. Radical by David Platt

Ok so I haven’t read this one yet. But I am so looking forward to reading it! David Platt also has a podcast called Radical.

What are some books that you enjoy? Let me know and I’ll check them out!

Love, Cassia

 

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year friends!!!

Wow, I cannot believe that 2018 is over. SO SO CRAZY. ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

2018 was a crazy, fun and awesome year! We did a lot of traveling this year, made lots of new friends and had lots of change. God has blessed our family so much this year. He kept us safe with all the traveling we did and brought amazing friends into my life.

I hope you had an amazing and blessed year! Thank you for all of the support you all have given me this year! Thank you for all of the comments and likes! Can’t wait to see what the next year brings!ย Hope you have an amazing 2019!

Love, Cassia

 

 

Positivity Blogger Award

I was nominated by Gracie for the Positivity Blogger Award! Thanks girl!

 

Rules:

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you.

2. Display the award photo and rules in your post.

3. Share the reason behind the award.

4. Answer the set of eight questions.

5. Nominate the bloggers whose blogs you love!

 

The Positivity Blogger Award was started byย Maggie @ Dreaming of Guatemalaย to encourage and uplift other bloggers. Our journeys as online writers can be an arduous one, so remembering why we started, as well as going back to our roots as a blogger, is a beautiful way to stay inspired and motivated to keep on writing. Hereโ€™s to the world of bloggers!

 

Questions:

Why did you start your blog?

I originally started it to write on for school but then I turned it into a photography blog, then a recipe blog and then just decided to do tons of random stuff!! haha

Are you still blogging for that same reason?

^^^

What is your favorite thing about your blog?

I can’t decide. haha

Isย yourย blog your favorite blog? (Because it should be!)

Actually no, my blog is not my favorite. My favorite blog is the little duckwife

What posts of yours are the happiest with?

Photography and Fashion!

What is your favorite kind of post to write?

Recaps of trips!!

What is something you could do to improve your blog?

Post more and getting more followers!

Are you happy with your blog?

Mostly. haha

 

Nominees:

Mary Kate @ The Little Duckwife

Lauren @ A Wandering Soul

Ainsley @ Simple Things

Hannah @ Crafts Of All Seasons

Faye @ Create. In. Me

Nikky @ NKKRD

Esther @ Misty Rain

 

Love, Cassia

 

Christmas Cookies

Hey everybody!

I know I haven’t posted in forever but I’m back!! I’m hoping to be posting more often!

It’s the holiday season, which means it’s time to make some Christmas cookies!

My favorite Christmas cookies are gingerbread and sugar cookies!

I found this recipe the other day is so delicious!! So, I thought I’d share it with you all!

 

Recipe:

2 cups of sugar

2 sticks of softened butter

2 eggs and 1 yolk

4 cups of flour

2 tsp of vanilla

1 tsp of salt

3 tsp of baking powder

 

Directions:

Cream the butter and sugar. Add eggs then add rest of ingredients gradually. Let stand covered for a couple of hours in refrigerator before rolling out. Take a portion of dough out at a time. Roll and cut into desired shapes. Brush with beaten egg yolk, sprinkle with chopped nuts or put a piece of candied cherry on top of cookie. Bake at 350 for 10 to 12 minutes. After baking, put on cooling rack.

 

I decided to cut out snowflakes!

ready to go in the oven!

yummy yummy yummy!

Do you like making Christmas cookies? What are your favorite Christmas cookies? Let me know in the comments, I’d love to hear from you!

Love, Cassia

 

๐ŸŽ„ My Christmas Playlist ๐ŸŽ„

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜†) 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. ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜‚ What is your favorite Christmas song? Let me know in the comments! If I haven’t heard it, I’ll listen to it! ๐Ÿ˜†

Love, Cassia ๐ŸŽ„

 

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. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

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