Monday, August 19, 2019

50 Things That Make Me Happy Tag


Here's just fifty things that make me happy...

1. Laughing (duh, I know!)
2. A summer breeze
3. Sisters
4. Cousins
5. My whole fam
6. All the farm animals
7. Rosie
10. Mama's cooking
11. Memories through old pictures
12. Country roads and open fields
13. Sunflowers
14. The sky, with it's ever-changing colors
15. Good books
16. Blogging
17. Writing
18. Singing
19. Gardening
20. HOT CHOCOLATE DRINKS!
21. Babies
22. Puppies
23. Sunsets! I love sunsets so much!
24. Mountains
25. Getting mail
26. Giving gifts
27. Taking pictures
28. Baking
29. Four wheeler riding
30. Working out
31. Archery
32. French toast for breakfast
33. Family vacations
34. Painting
35. Designing
36. Reading
37. A clean room
38. Nighttime swimming
39. Solving mysteries
40. Inside jokes
41. Jewelry with feathers on it
42. Cookies
43. Tacos!
44. Adventures that aren't too adventurous *winks*
45. Writers inspiration
46. Making soap
47. Handlettering
48. Finding commonalities with others
49. Using asterisks
50. Writing this post!


So I wasn't technically tagged for this, but I read this tag over at Ann's Space, and thought I would do my own list! Since I wasn't tagged, I won't be tagging anyone, but if you would like to do this, go for it! It was super fun coming up with things that make me happy! 

What makes you happy? Comment below! 




Wednesday, August 14, 2019

My Notes from the book Own Your Everyday // Part Two


Last Monday, I did part one of sharing the notes I took from the book Own Your Everyday. Read last Mondays post HERE. Today, I will be sharing the second part, covering chapters 7-12.

Let's get started!


Chapter Seven: Overcoming Comparison with Compassion and Communication

-The danger in comparing our everyday reality with the ideals or expectations we have comes when our real experience don't measure up to our expectations.
-When we fixate on what life "should" be or how things "could" look, we can lack direction in the here and now.
-Remember your "why." Replace jealous thoughts with joyful thoughts. Practice gratitude and cheerful generosity. Let her win. Communicate.
-Keep the purpose behind whatever you're doing in mind, and use that to help you focus on owning your everyday, not theirs.
-Ask more than you assume and communicate more than you compare.

Chapter Eight: Overcoming Perfectionism by Prioritizing

-The root of perfection is insecurity.
-Living in perfectionism is like living inside a hours with mirrors for windows.
-Living our purpose doesn't make us the point, it makes us point to the One who is the point.
-When I operate under the fear of failure, I'm weighed down by the pressure to prove myself and I lose sight of the one priority that matters: what God has given me to do in this season of life.
-You won't bee able to give your best because you'll be so distracted just trying to be the best.
-Purpose is found not in trying to prove we're worthy but in prioritizing what's important so we can be more present in who we're made to be.
-Faithfulness in the small things trumps striving for flawlessness in all things.

Chapter Nine: Overcoming Distraction in Discipline

-Distractions make me a consumer of the world rather than a contributor to the world. But the contributors are the ones who change the world.
-If we feed our souls garbage, or unhealthy distractions, we'll live our daily lives without discipline or direction. When we're unprepared or don't have a plan, we feel overwhelmed and will be much more likely to put unhealthy choices into our "carts," or into our hearts, because they appeal to us in the moment.
-The more passive we become, the less passionate we'll be, leaving us unable to pursue the purpose we're made for.
-Self-awareness is key to overcoming every distraction.
-Make sure the big and small decisions you make are good for both Present You and Future You.
-Write a "to-be" list to prioritize...

Chapter Ten: Focus on Who You Are, Not What You Do

-I can only do what I'm made to do when I know who I am.
-We try to derive our with and identity from what we do and the labels we wear, rather than letting out lives reflect who God is in us and who He says we are.
-When I find my identity in the things of the world-- such as my circumstance, appearance, accomplishments, reputation or status-- purpose will always be out of reach because putting my identity in such places lead to insecurity.
-Insecurity locks the doors. Identity-- knowing who God is in you and living as if you are who He's says you are-- opens them.

Chapter Eleven: Redefine Success

-When I lose the heart, I forget my "why," and that's a disaster. That's when we begin to replaces excellence with the pressure to melt expectations.
-The woman who draws her worth, purpose, and power from her status or other peoples opinions of her will always be a slave to the pressure to be the best.
-The pressure to succeed at everything people see can take away from the ability to truly be successful in the places that are unseen.
-The pressure is off when I accept the fact that I won't always fit the mold of who the world, the church, or other people expect of me to be. I won't always measure up to someone else, and maybe that's ok. 
-Take your eyes off the success and status symbols online and consider what success looks like in your personal life.

Chapter Twelve: Let It Go, Girl

-Living with purpose begins with releasing the comforts that have a hold on us so God can do a work in us.
-We must be changed on the inside so we can be the change in the world.
-When our hearts are healthy, we can fearlessly make the hard choices to shed whatever needs to be removed so we can experience real, lasting change. We flourish only when we release control of the lifeless things we've held on to, the things that suck the life out of us, choke the health out of our hearts, and hold us back from living as we should.


So there you have it! Those are the notes I took and sentences that stood out to me while reading Own Your Everyday by Jordan Lee Dooley! I know I've said this before, but I highly recommend reading this book! It is so good! 

What chapter notes stood out to you the most? Are you going to get a copy of Own Your Everyday? Did you read part one of my notes? 

Also, I wanted to say a huge thank you to all my blog followers!!! I hit 60 followers, and I am just so thrilled! So THANK YOU everyone who reads and has followed Showers of Blessings, y'all are amazing! 

Comment below! 









Monday, August 12, 2019

My Notes from the book Own Your Everyday // Part One


Today, I'm going to be sharing a few notes I took while reading the book, Own Your Everyday by Jordan Lee Dooley! I highly recommend reading this book if you struggle with finding your purpose, or if you have unfigured-out dreams!

I hope you like reading through these notes I took as I read this book! And just FYI, I will be quoting some of the book, so I didn't come up with most of these notes but these words are from the book, Own Your Everyday...


Intro:
The world puts a pressure on us to "have it all figured out" but this perspective on finding your purpose can be dangerous because it implies that our purpose is something we have to search for, find, and grab hold of, whether it's a job, a title, a degree, or a business. We have shrunk purpose down to what we do on the outside rather than who we are on the inside.

Chapter One: You can't walk through walls

-Doors are essential in life. Doors are the only way we allow others in and the only way we step out. They are also the only way we move beyond the little walls we tend to build around ourselves.
-There is profound purpose in simply meeting other people right where they are at, in stepping into, not away from, their struggles and sharing them.

Chapter Two: What are you really after?

-The Truth? We'll miss who we're made to be when we focus on what we think we're supposed to be.
-God always has a bigger purpose for us than we have for ourselves... we can be so small minded sometimes, focusing only on making it through the door in front of us instead of opening the door of our hearts to see what God has for us.
-Don't try to find your purpose in roles, seasons, or spaces.
-Small steps (before it all makes sense) are really the big steps.

Chapter Three: Breakthrough begins with you

-We waste a lot of time building an image we want the world to see instead of taking responsibility for breaking through the limits we create in our own heads and becoming who we're made to be.
-Covering up the surface only causes more problems beneath the surface, allowing the pesky insecurities to linger longer and have way more power over out lives than they deserve.
-We need to start looking at what's going on deeper, often in our hearts, instead of picking ourselves apart.
-We've got to stop the surface level "show" we put on to prove ourselves.
-To build something great, you must first go beneath the surface. You've got to start in the heart.
-Own up to your insecurities. Acknowledge they exist, and then take action for how you'll deal with them at the root. You get to take responsibility for how you respond.
-If you wouldn't say it to your friend, don't say it to yourself.

Chapter Four: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome with Intentional Action Steps

-You haven't lost your purpose just because you missed an opportunity or failed on your first try.
-I think we cling to the labels more than we realize because labels give us something to quickly impress others with.
-Start envisioning your life as a path to walk on, not as a box to sit in.
-Don't nearly expect failure, but actually prepare for how you will respond when it comes.
-It's not failure, it's learning.
-Don't try to be the person you perceive others expect you to be. Be you, with your wild ideas and funny quirks and unfigured-out dreams and lack of expertise.
-Try stuff before it makes sense, because it doesn't need to make sense in order for God to use it.

Chapter Five: Overcoming Disappointment with a Different Perspective

-We long for clarity, but perhaps true purpose requires closeness with God.
-The most important lessons are the hardest to learn.
-Worry and insecurity lose their grip when you com to grips with the fact that you're not in control (no matter how many prayers you pray) and that you can't trust anything outside of God.
-Maybe we need to fail at what we think we want so we can learn to be faithful with what we already have, right where we are.
-Don't overlook the purpose and opportunity right in front of you. Get back to what really matters, not what you think you missed out on.

Chapter Six: Overcoming Shame by Sharing

-When we see ourselves through a lens of shame, we don't see reality. Wee see what's "wrong" with us rather than who we are. We see a distorted view of what's really there.
-Our insecurities and unrealistic expectations shape the person we believe we should be and lead us to hid who we really are just to prove we are worthy.
God doesn't see us as a set of labels, He sees us through a lens of love-- and love breaks through the warriors we build.
-Humility + vulnerability are necessary for faith and freedom.
-Vulnerability is the key to overcoming the trap that shame sets.
-God gave me a story because it needs sharing-- even when I'm afraid that others will think it's lame.


So those are the first half (Chapters 1-6) of notes I took from reading Own Your Everyday! I hope you liked reading what stood out to me the most! If you haven't read Own Your Everyday, I suggest you go get yourself a copy!! It's so worth it! Trust me. 

Part Two will on Wednesday... So stay tuned! 

Have you ever read Own Your Everyday? What chapters notes stood out to you the most? Is this book something that you think you would want to read? 
Talk to me in the comments! 












Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Flying Above, Eventually // A poem


Flying Above, Eventually
Written by Brooklyne 

One brush stroke
That creates 
A wisp, a feather
Of a ink world 

One keyboard 
A story 
Takes roots, like trees 
Of a ink world

Flying above, eventually 

~~~

Artists turn
Mistakes into 
Masterpieces 
Of a ink world

Authors turn 
Edits into 
Fangirl confetti 
Of a ink world 

Flying above, eventually 

~~~ 

Ink worlds always 
Remember 
Humble blotches 
And meager drafts 

Ink worlds never 
Are confined 
Breaking through all
Barriers 

Flying above, eventually!!! 



I wrote this poem for a contest a while back, and thought I'd share it with ya'll today! It's suppose to remind us that our creativity can't be confined in the worlds labels or boxes. Or that's what it reminds me of anyway. But I'd love to hear what you think of it in the comments! It's kind of a abstract poem, so we all can get a different message from it... :) 

What are your thoughts on this poem? Let me know in the comments! 



Monday, August 5, 2019

Sunshine Blogger Award // Liebster Award


Today's post is super fun! Because I'm doing two tags in one post! It's the Sunshine Blogger Award tag AND the Liebster Award tag!

~Sunshine Blogger Award~

Rules:
~Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog so others can find them. (Thank you Julia!!)
~ List the rules and display an award logo on your blog post. (Up above!)
~ Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
~ Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and notify them by commenting on any of their posts.
~ Ask the nominees 11 new questions.

1. What or who has been your greatest inspiration in life?

Um, wow! That's a hard questions to answer! I would say my whole family inspires me, but also reading the Bible and hearing about how Jesus lived when He was on earth, really inspires me too.

2. What’s your cure for when you’re having a bad day?

Boy howdy, another hard one! Lets see, I guess it depends on the bad day. Sometimes taking a four wheeler ride clears my head, or other times I need to go and workout for awhile to work off some steam. Then, somedays I just need to write out my feelings. Or listen to music helps too. Or, help someone with their problems, then you won't focus on your own so much...


3. If you could do anything in the world (and I mean ANYTHING) what would you do?

I would want to rescue all the animals and children in the world who are unloved, help the hurting, and give food and shelter to the homeless.


4. What about people inspire you most/what characteristic do you respect most in people?

I admire when people are genuinely kind.

5. If you could only accomplish ONE thing in your life, and that is what you will go down in the History books known for, what would you want your one great accomplishment to be? 

I don't do good with questions like this! I can't ever make up my mind! Um, lets see, I'd want to be known for the girl who didn't do anything "big" in her life, but somehow touched the lives of many in a deep and unforgettable way.


6. Most life changing book and why?

The Bible. It is the most life changing book that has ever and will ever be written. Why? Because it is the inspired word of God! It doesn't get more life changing than that!


7. What does a successful life mean/look like to you?

These are deep questions, girl! To me, a successful life means being content and living in the here and now. In being present for those you love, and working hard but always having time for the things that matter the most.


8. What’s your MBTI type? 

Either INFJ or INFP but I'm not sure! *headdesk*


9. Favorite song and why?

I can't decide! I like music too much to have only one favorite song!


10. If the meaning of your name determined your personality, what would you want your name to be? (+include its meaning!)

Adalie means a kind or a kind-hearted person.


11. Everyone’s life is a story, when yours comes to a close, what message do you want it to give? 

I would have to think long and hard on this one...


~~~ 


I nominate the first 11 people who comment!!!


Here are your questions:
1. What is one thing you like about your middle name?
2. If you could play any instrument without having to learn it, what would you play?
3. What's your favorite veggie?
4. How much would you have to be payed to go skydiving?
5. What is your favorite plant and why?
6. What was the first thing you woke up thinking today?
7. Would you rather go swimming or lay out?
8. What is your favorite song to sing with your best friend?
9. Can you do a cartwheel?
10. What is your MBTI type?
11. Do you keep your room clean or messy?



~Liebster Award Tag~  


Rules: 

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you. (Thank you, Lilly!!!) 
2. Display your award. (Up above!)
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.

Questions: 



1. If you could change one thing about your life, what would it be?

I would change my tendency to be a afraid of the unknown. 

2. What's your preferred pet?

Dogs, horses, and goats! I love 'em all though! 

3. If you could live in any era, which would you choose?

I don't know! The Wild West might be kinda cool...

4. If you could rename your siblings, would you?

Nah, I like their names! 

5. Do you have any nicknames? If so - which is your favorite?

I go by Ben, Brooke, May-May, and Maym... but I like May-May best because my little sister came up with it when she couldn't say my real name, so it kinda stuck after that! 

6. What is your ideal height?

I use to want to be really tall, but now I like my height at 5'7''!

~~~

I nominate any five people who had pancakes for breakfast this morning! And if you didn't and still want to steel this tag, go for it! 

My questions for you are: 
1. What is a song you learned in school to help you memorize something?
2. What is your favorite pancake topping? Or are you a waffle fan?
3. What is your cure for having a bad day? 
4. Favorite Bible verse you know by heart? 
5. Favorite sea creature? 
6. What is your favorite season and what do you like about it? 

How did you like reading these tags? Are you looking forward to anything this week? Did any of you do anything exciting last week? (I did, but I will have to write a post about it!) Are you going to do any of these tags? Lets talk in the comments below!



Wednesday, July 31, 2019

July Wrap-Up Post


July has come and gone, and its left me in the dust wondering what just few by. Yes, that's exactly how I feel! So many things happened this month. A few awesome things, and a few awful things. But isn't that life?

So lets wrap up July!


✭Forth of July party✭Fireworks✭Flag cake (Yum!)✭Family and friends from church✭Patriotic music✭Went jet skiing✭Horse lessons✭Putting up our pool✭Super hot out!✭Good food✭Movie marathon✭Stacking 500 square bales in the hayloft #girlpower✭Writing✭Camp Nano✭Meeting new friends in camp cabin✭word sprinting✭went to a OC "picnic" aka a camp cabin activity where you bring one or two of your original characters to a literary picnic (my sisters laugh, but I think it's fun!)✭Frozen hot chocolate drink while writing!! ✭Bought a lot of veggies at a auction to process✭Make salsa✭Made cucumber salad✭Froze zucchini, onions, and yellow squash✭Found a four leaf clover (check that off of my summer bucket list)✭Also made lemon blueberry zucchini bread which was AMAZING!✭Swimming with lil sis✭Taking pictures of flowers, butterflies, hummingbirds, and dragonflies✭Practicing songs for VBS✭Helped take senior pictures✭Sunset drive for ice cream✭Painting pottery with friends✭Hayfields✭Storm clouds✭Homemade lemonade✭A foggy morning✭Book mail! I bought The Old River Road by Hailey Rose!✭VBS✭My first time helping with song service and games✭July 23 was the hardest day of 2019✭Workouts✭A day at the fair✭Getting excited about a new opportunity God opened up✭Also, can we all just take a moment to throw some *confetti* because: I won Camp Nano! This morning, I finished my goal of 30 hours✭30 hours is a long time! But I got a lot done!✭Honestly, a big chunk of July was really hard because my dog, Bella Baby passed away. She had been with us for 17 years, and I don't remember a time without her. She was my baby and followed me around everywhere. She was my best friend, she knew all my secrets and was always there for me when I needed her✭So yes, its very tough✭Prayers would be appreciated✭Anyway, I'm still Living✭Laughing✭Loving✭and Learning✭


✩At tongue twisters✩At VBS kids✩At inside jokes✩etc✩

Speaking of tongue twisters... here's a glimpse into my writing life: 
~~~
Me: my WIPs are like tongue twisters for my brain.
Me: I need a break.
Me: but I need Camp Nano hours.
Also Me: I guess I'll try my hand at flash fiction...
*1000 words later* * and still going* *already starts to plan plot, characters, etc*
Me: ok, now I have a brand new WIP. Great. Just great.
#sendhelp #writerswouldknow
~~~
Also, this made me laugh: 



✮My family✮My friends✮My animals✮All the summertime things✮


⭑Wow. Not really sure what to say in this part, because I've learned a lot this month, sort of⭑I've learned to keep persevering even when it's tough⭑That 30 hours is a big Nano goal⭑that God's got this⭑That life is hard⭑Crying is ok⭑But the empty feeling is not⭑Don't harden your heart when the going gets tough, let Jesus heal you⭑God works in mysterious ways⭑His plans are always good⭑There is a time and a season for everything⭑Keep going⭑Prioritize your daily goals⭑Make time for the people who matter in your life⭑Social media isn't everything⭑Show up for the here and now⭑Don't keep looking at the future, shine where your at⭑You are never alone⭑

~Mini Photo Dump~ 


^^ Ice cream and a good book, what more could I ask for? 


^^ Rosie with a new braid!


^^ My VBS "Staff" shirt! :)


^^ Pottery I painted! 


^^ Workout pic


^^ A hummingbird!!!


^^ Lemonade at the fair!



~Goals~

July goal recap: 

~Participate in Camp Nano! Check!
~Continue blogging twice a week. Yes! 
~Ride Rose. Sort of, I groomed her a few times and got on her a couple...
~Help pull off the fourth of July party at our house... Yes! It was a success!
~Eat Forth of July cake! Yes! And it was amazing! 
~Do some continuing education research. Nope, that will have to be a goal for next month.
~Garden. Not really. 

August goals: 

~Blog twice a week.
~Plan a surprise for my 100th post! (It's already in the works!)
~Ride Rosie.
~Garden.
~Write 5,000 words.
~Edit some of my WIPs.
~Read one book.
~Do something on my summer bucket list!

First off, how is it I'm already making goals for AUGUST?? How? Why is summer flying by so fast? So tell me, how are you spending these summer months?
 And if it's not summer where you live, how are you spending these winter months?
 Do ya'll still like my wrap up posts or do you want me to try something different for a wrap up? How was your July? I'll see ya in the comments! 



Monday, July 29, 2019

Answering Assumptions



In this post, I am going to be either proving you right or proving you wrong! Last Monday, I asked for y'all to try your hand at assuming some things about me. And you did! Now, lets see how well you know me! Prepare yourself for a super long post...

Also, I will be answering each of these with either Yes, No, or Sometimes... then give a little exclamation.


~YOUR ASSUMPTIONS~

Number One: Your favorite color is red or yellow.


My Answer: Sometimes

As some of you might think, red and yellow which are the color scheme of my blog, are my favorite colors. Although this is a good assumption (and a very observant one) it is not completely true. Yes, I love a cheery yellow color, and I also love red because it's our farm color. But... they are not my favorite color. In fact, I have no clue how the color scheme for Showers of Blessings happened. It just did! 

Number Two: You've always been a bit of a tomboy.


My Answer: Sometimes 

Well, my answer is yes and no on this one... Why? Um, well because yes, I can be a tomboy. I like adventures, don't mind getting dirty, not afraid of hard work, and don't care for girly girl types of things. But I'm also not afraid to paint my nails, fix my hair, and dress nicely now and again. (But make up it a no no. I just don't get into it... I can do a little lipstick and blush is nice, but all the other eye stuff I can't stand still for!) And, I will admit, I am kinda scared of doing daredevil stunts.

Number Three: Summer is your favorite season.


My Answer: No

Ok, so I like some things about summer. But I prefer spring or fall because they're not extremes. Summer is nice and I do enjoy it, but it gets crazy hot and my family likes to joke that I'm allergic to the sun... aka I get sunburns really easy! So, as much as Summer is a great season (and I like it better than Winter) it's not my favorite season.

Number Four: Historical fiction/non-fiction is your favorite genre of books and movies.



My Answer: Sometimes 

I love reading Historical fiction! And it is one of my favorite genres of books! But, I also like Christian contemporary, western fiction, funnier kids books (don't know what genre they would be considered...) and some non-fiction. So, technically my answer is yes, but I don't have just one favorite... (because as we have already discovered, I can't choose favorites!)

As for movies, I really don't know what genre I like! To be honest, I haven't given it much thought, I either dislike or like a movie. I really enjoy series though... 

Number Five: You're a pretty organized person.



My Answer: Yes

I'm glad you added "pretty" in the assumption! Yes, I am a fairly organized person. I love feeling organized, but I'm kind of weird about it. In other words, I'm organized in the things I do, but my organization skills fail to do their job when it comes to keeping my room clean and bathroom picked up... Just ask my sister.

So, yes, I'm fairly organized! 

Number Six: You write every day.


My Answer: Sometimes

I write most everyday. I usually don't write on the weekends, and somedays get to busy. But I try to write everyday...

Number Seven: You want to homeschool your own kids one day.


My Answer: Yes

If I ever get married and have kids one day, I definitely want to homeschool them!

Number Eight: Your favorite color is red or blue.

My Answer: Yes

Yes to blue! My favorite color has always been blue! Ever since I was three years old. I love sky blue! 

Number Nine: You love horses

My Answer: Yes!!! 

Yes, yes, and YES!!! I will always love horses! 

Number Ten: You'd rather live in the country than in the city

My Answer: Yes

Absolutely! I love country living! I don't think I would last a week if I had to live in a big city...

Number Eleven: You love adventures but dislike change

My Answer: Yes

Um, yes! Girl, you are spot on with this assumption! I'm always up for a good adventure, but change drives me crazy! 

Number Twelve: You love frozen hot chocolate drinks

My Answer: YES!

Yes! I love FROZEN HOT CHOCOLATE DRINKS! You know me so well! *winks*

Number Thirteen: You like reading Louis L'Amour

My Answer: Sometimes

So, I really like westerns and Louis L'Amours books are really awesome... But sometimes they aren't my favorite. I really like Ride the River because it was about a girl, and most of his books don't have woman MCs. (Most of the girls are damsels in distress....*rolls eyes*) And, I like the Sackett brothers pretty well. So, my answer is sometimes because it depends on the storyline, characters, etc.

Number Fourteen: Horses are your favorite animals

My Answer: Yes

Horses and dogs are my favorite animals! <3 

Number Fifteen: You don't eat meat

My Answer: Yes

That is correct, I am a vegetarian.


Number Sixteen: You are the second to the oldest

My Answer: Yes

Yup! I'm the middle child! 

Number Seventeen: Your favorite breed of horse is Morgans

My Answer: Yes

So I am slightly biased because Rosie is a Morgan horse, but yes, Morgans are my favorite breed of horse! Some other favorites are Arabians, Quarter Horses, and Mustangs. 

Number Eighteen: You would rather be outside than inside

My Answer: Sometimes

I would rather be outside, yes. But it really depends on the weather or if I need to get some stuff done in the house. 

Number Nineteen: You love drawing, painting, and designing

My Answer: Yes

Drawing, painting, and designing are some of my favorite hobbies! And hopefully, design will someday be apart of my career...

Number Twenty: You LOVE Frozen Hot Chocolate Drinks

My Answer: YES!

Y'all know me so well! Yes, I'm obsessed with these! 

Number Twenty-one: You like eating healthy

My Answer: Yes

I love eating healthy, but it's hard to keep it up. I try, though! 

Number Twenty-two: You like writing poetry

My Answer: Yes-ish 

Yes, I like writing poetry! And the "ish" about it is I don't care for reading poetry, in fact, I really have no idea why poems come to me. 

I like writing non-fiction, fiction, poems, long emails or texts, and blog posts! So basically anything! 


Number Twenty-three: You enjoy blogging -- a lot XD

My Answer: Yes

I am SO glad I decided to start Showers of Blessings! Blogging is one of my favorite things now! 

Number Twenty-four: You prefer Western over English and bareback over Western :)

My Answer: Yes

I like riding in a western saddle over a English saddle (although I learned to ride with a English saddle...) But, I also love our treeless endurance saddle too! And bareback is always fun!

Number Twenty-five: Red is your fave color

My Answer: Sometimes

My favorite color is blue, although red is one of my favorites!

Number Twenty-six: Probably wear flannel and denim more than anything else

My Answer: Sometimes

Definitely in the winter!!

Number Twenty-seven: You like drawing

My Answer: Yes

I love drawing!

Number Twenty-eight: You like to cook

My Answer: Yes

Cooking and baking is a lot of fun! And I love seasoning things... I'm kind of known for that in my house.


Number Twenty-nine: Your the dare devil of your family

My Answer: No

Nope, as much as I'm intrigued by the dare devils, I'm not one of them... Although when I was younger, I was probably more so a dare devil. 

Number Thirty: You prefer baking to cooking

My Answer: Sometimes

I probably cook more than I bake. But in certain seasons, like fall and winter, I love to bake more!

Number Thirty-one: In the summertime you’d rather go barefoot

My Answer: No

As much as I like the romanticized idea of going barefoot in the summer, I like wearing shoes. My feet are too sissy I guess! (You should see me try to walk on our gravel driveway barefoot! It can get comical...)

Number Thirty-two: You love animals

My Answer: Yes!

I love all animals! I'm just one of those people!

Number Thirty-three: You’ve yet to read all the Circle C Milestones

My Answer: Yes

Your right, much to my dismay, I have not read all the Circle C Milestone books... I have read Thick as Thieves, but non of the others. I want too read them, but at the same time, I don't want Taffy to die!  All the Circle C fans will understand my anguish... right?

Number Thirty-four: While making food you’d rather improvise then follow the recipe exactly

My Answer: Yes

So, um, yes. I think recipes are great, but I also like to let my creative side shine while I cook, so oftentimes that means breaking a few of the recipe guidelines... what can I say!

Number Thirty-five: If you were to travel out of the USA you’d probably choose to go to Europe

My Answer: No

I've never thought about going to Europe before... But that probably wouldn't be the place I'd travel outside of the US.


So how well do my readers know me? Score out of 35 assumptions: 9 Sometimes, 22 Yes, and 4 No! So, I'd say ya'll know me very well! Great job everyone! Thanks so much for assuming some things about me, this post was super fun to put together! 

Did any of these assumption answers surprise you? Out of all of the yes answers, which one didn't surprise you the most? Did you like this style of post? What is one way you are enjoying your summer? Comment below!