Wednesday, September 26, 2018

September 2018 Early Wrap-Up Post


Hi everyone! Fall is officially upon us, and so far, it has been super rainy. Thus, making it super muddy (especially in the horse pastures!) Today's post is a wrap-up post, and yes, I know, September is not over yet, but this is the last Wednesday in September, so.... that is why I called it a early wrap-up post!

Want to hear something crazy?? There is exactly 96 days left of 2018! Like.... What?!? How can that be possible! So, let me ask you this: What are you going to do in 96 days? Challenge yourself to stick to something, whether it be doing a devotion every morning, or working out twice a week, you name it! Kind of like a end-of-the-year-resolution instead of a new year resolution. Tell me in the comments below, and I will cheer you on! :)


(This quote was taken off of Pinterest... all other photos are mine)

Now lets start wrapping up September! *hopes this post is not to random for you guys*


➳➳➳Late nights➳Going to the hospital because my grandma broke her wrist➳Youth church service➳Made goats milk soap➳Started selling my goats milk soap➳Trying new "Fall" scents in soap➳Shopping at thrift store➳Buying two books at thrift store➳Had a karaoke/concert with my family :) ➳Went to the fair➳Ate a LOT at said fair➳Movies➳Hot and humid weather➳Woke up at 4:30 AM to take my Grandma to get surgery (It went well, btw)➳Eating cafeteria food *makes face*➳Entering prompt contests➳Late night ice cream venture➳Packaging soap with wax seals <-- Quite the process➳Feeling tired➳Thinking about starting a Goodreads account➳Shopping at Costco➳Walking horses to the barn because of weather➳Watching a LIVE studio C➳Watching more studio C videos➳Finding out that I can write flash fiction...who knew!➳ FROZEN HOT CHOCOLATE DRINKS!!!!!!! 'nuff said!!!➳Got hair cut, six inches taken off➳I drove into "big town!"➳Goofing off with Lil' Sis➳Picking buckeyes➳Went to a convention➳Took marketing classes➳Ate veggie burger *yum*➳Mini photo shoot with Big Sis➳Being exhausted➳I. Need. Sleep. *glares at my dog for waking me up 2x a night*➳Went on a mini weekend trip➳Did a TOUGH MUDDER! (Want to read a post on how it went?? Comment if you do!)➳"blasted" our favorite songs in the car! XD ➳Being a part of the best team ever... my family rocks!➳Eating at Schlotzsky's aka the best sandwich place ever!➳Participated in a READATHON! *throws confetti one last time* (If you don't know what I'm talking about, just know that I went a little crazy with the confetti while participating in the readathon)➳Didn't quite meet my goal, but I got pretty close, and it was SO MUCH FUN!➳First day of Fall!➳Having "game night" at out barn for our church➳Eating 6 cookies in one setting➳Playing pit, spoons, and uno➳Early morning, 2 mile jog...IN THE RAIN!➳Trying to get ready for Nano➳Taking our pool down➳Working with dad aka power washing stuff!➳Test driving a jeep with dad➳Watching a field being planted by a helicopter! It was pretty cool!➳Making more soap➳Mismatched socks➳PB&J smoothies!➳Volleyball➳Four wheeler riding➳Living
➳Laughing➳Loving➳And learning➳➳➳



➳➳➳With Lil' Sis➳At cousin (6 hours in the car and consuming lots of sweet tea can do some crazy things to a person!)➳At Studio C videos➳Laughing so hard at our old "movies" us five girls made when we were younger!➳At the crazy socks you see these days
 (does anyone know what I'm talking about?)(also, I just realized that I wrote about socks twice in this post! *headdesk*) ➳At myself for no reason➳And just because➳➳➳



➳➳➳My amazing family!➳All our furry friends➳Time together
Fall vibes (Is that a thing?)➳Taking pictures on the Winds of Faith➳And sunsets➳➳➳



➳➳➳That God is trying to teach me, even when I can be so stubborn at times➳That paying attention to where you park, is very important! (Yes, that means stop taking selfies and know were you park in a parking garage! Just trust me!)➳That trials are refining us
➳That this world is not our home➳That the Bible is 783,137 words long!➳That I can read and listen to music/singing at the SAME TIME! Now that is talent!➳To take a deep breath➳That it's ok to not know my next step, because God's plan and He timing is perfect➳And to embrace where I'm at➳➳➳


Here's a mini photo dump from September...! 













Isaiah 48:17 
"Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, The Holy One of Israel: 'I am the LORD your God, who teaches you to profit, Who leads you by the way you should go."

How was your September? Can you believe that there is under 100 days left in 2018?How are you going to challenge yourself? What is one of the things that you learned this month? How has God been working in your life? How did you like reading this wrap-up post? Lets talk about it! =)



36 comments:

  1. Awe, I REALLY like your wrap-up posts!!!

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    1. Thanks for commenting, Lexah! I'm so glad you liked reading this wrap-up post! I had a lot of fun writing it! I hope you have a great October! ;)

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  2. Trying to stay above in my classes, early mornings at the coffee shop while chatting with the lovely Baristas, being a coffee critic to the new baristas all the while, turn up to class for a field trip and on the way up, get into a verbal brawl partly because of months of disagreements/me not getting along with certain student, and partly because a lot of caffine at one time makes me loud and crazy, at least 2 times making mistakes on my way home from school that took me on random shootoff roads i'd never been to in sktechy areas near the Graham - Haw River border then into parts of the inskirts that are filled with run down and collapsing textile factories, done badly on 2 test, one I should have passed but i used the inch symbol when I was supposed to use the foot one, a failed race, the joys of Hurricane Florence , and as of now, preping to turn in a major assignment tomorow and test 1 for Friday, and going to coffee shop with to see one of the Baristas who wanted me to come see her tonight. As of begining of the month to today, that bout sums up everything

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  3. Seems like you had a good month! :D

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    1. It was pretty good! But it sure went by super fast! Thanks for reading, Gray! <3

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  4. Does Gabrielle like her hair? This month was a crazy but almost my birthday. It looks like you had fun I mean living on a farm is fun.Living on a farm does have some downs. My goal is to be more open about my feelings.another goal is to look at the positive side :-);-).

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    1. Gabrielle LOVES her new hair color! Happy early birthday!!! My September was great! Living on a farm is a lot of fun, but like you said it does have it's ups and downs...
      Those are great goals! Learning to be more open with our feelings is really important. Nothing good can come of it if we keep our feelings bottled up inside. And looking at the positive side is another very important goal! At times, it will be hard to see the good in any situation, but pray that God will help you see it, because there are always things to be thankful for!
      Thanks so much for reading about my September! I hope you have a GREAT October! =)

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  5. Aww cool!! Such a nice post, as always!!

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    1. Aww! Thanks so much, Danielle! I'm so happy that you like reading my posts! <3

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  6. Ninety six days left?! :O I literally saw some Christmas advertising this morning too and it's so crazy to think we're that close to the end of the year.

    Soap making sounds cool! It's a great cottage industry. :) And yes, it's so great when you find books in thrift stores! That's my favourite place to buy them, actually. :) Nice photos too - I enjoy seeing them. It sounds like you've had a busy and profitable month! xx

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    1. IKR! It's crazy! We are already planning our Christmas/wintery soap scents ('course they do take seven weeks to cure!) But the nights are already starting to get colder!

      Making soap is really fun! The sky is the limit for all of the scents, colors, and designs! (That's one of the reasons I like it so much!) *heart eyes* Today, we cut our soap bars that we scented pine needle and are calling them "frosted pine."

      It's so awesome to get good deals on books at the thrift store! Actually, this was the first time I had bought books at that particular store... I haven't read them yet, but I hope they are good! :)

      Thanks! I love taking pictures! I especially thought that last one turned out really good of Rosie! No filters or anything...

      It was pretty busy, but if flew by so fast! It seems like the closer we get to the end of the year, the faster the months go by! Thanks for commenting, Jessica! ;)

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  7. WHAT EVEN, its already fall? Ahh yess, totally embracing it! I'm loving all the cold weather and sweaters and PUMPKIN EVERYTHINGGG. ;DDD
    Ayeeee, I'm glad I'm not alone with the cold drinks. I srsly just was drinking an iced coffee and its like below zero her. :O What evennnn.
    Ahhh! You had a fun month! I hope October is good to you. *wink wink* btw, do you have Instagram?

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    1. I KNOW, can't believe it! All of the fun fall themed posts popping up around the blogosphere kind of helped me move past summer, and now I'm getting excited! Watching the leaves change colors, and sitting by the fireplace all cozied up with a good book sounds pretty good to me!

      Oh! We made a batch of pumpkin pie soap! *whispers* But can I tell you a secret? I'm not big on eating actual pumpkin pie... I'd rather have apple or cherry pie!

      Yay! I've found another cold/frozen/iced drink girl! Like cold drinks should not be seasonal to summer, they are good ALL year round! *high fives*

      Thanks for reading this wrap-up post, Victoria! Um... No, I don't have Instagram, BUT I am thinking about getting a Goodreads account! Do you have one? Do you like It? I also just started a facebook for my soap business. :) And I have Pinterest. But that just about sums up my social media life. :D

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  8. *gasps* what is that chocolaty drink?!! must. have. it. now.

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    1. *applauds loudly* Someone has finally asked about my summer obsession!

      Like, It is the BEST CHOCOLATE DRINK EVER! It definitely lives up to the ALL CAPS when I mention it in my posts! I had never had a FROZEN HOT CHOCOLATE DRINK until this summer, and it has changed everything! *whispers secretly* Like it might even top ice cream! <-- and I am a BIG ice cream fan! :) *whispers again* And I was really bad because I had both, a amazing drink AND ice cream, today... within a couple hours of each other!

      Anyway, we get it at a gas-station-type-place that is original to our little town. It's not iced hot chocolate, but FROZEN HOT CHOCOLATE! And sometimes, you can get it with caramel drizzle too! The whip cream adds such a nice touch! It's cold, creamy, chocolatey, and just a whole lot of amazingness!

      *realizes that I just wrote this long reply rambling about a frozen drink* Um... But its not just a "frozen drink," it's a FROZEN HOT CHOCOLATE DRINK!!! :)

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    2. *takes a bow* You're welcome! *laughs*

      Oooooh, do you think I could try and make it myself? It sounds SO good. And oooooh, I LOVE caramel!!

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    3. *winks* Hmm, I think you could probably try to duplicate it. I'm pretty sure they have some sort of machine, but I think it would work with a blender too. I should really ask them how they make it, but I think it is just milk (we get ours with almond milk), hot chocolate mix, chocolate drizzle, ice, then of course the whip cream. If you ever attempt to make it, let me know how it worked for you! =)

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    4. I am a cow milk free person anyways, (it makes me sick) so I would use almond milk. *winks*
      Ok, thank you! I will surely let you know!

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  9. Wow! 96 days left in the year?! That’s hard it believe! The year seems to be flying by! ;)
    I loved reading about all of your highlights! It sounds like September has been a fun month for you. :)
    Great post, Brooklyne! I enjoyed reading through it and seeing all the pictures. :D

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    1. YES, 2018 is zooming by! It is kind of unbelievable, isn't it?!
      I'm so glad you liked reading about my September! :)
      Thanks, Rebekah! Wrap-ups are always fun to write! <3

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    2. I forgot to comment about this earlier, but you mentioned you are thinking about starting a Goodreads account. Have you decided if you'll do that or not? :)

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    3. I really want to, but I'm not quite sure how it all works! Do you have one?? :)

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    4. Yes, I do have one. It's pretty easy to set up. The hardest part for me was coming up with a password! ;)
      You can mark the books you are currently reading, the books you read, and the books you want to. It can be fun. You can chat with your friends about books. :)

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    5. Sounds fun, I'll have to start one sometime soon! ;)

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  10. Sounds like you've been having some great adventures!! I laughed about remembering where you park...that's something me and Jessica would do. I'll try to email you soon, my apologies.

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    1. September was full of adventures! The tough mudder being on the top of the list! (I might write a post about it sometime.)

      *laughs along with you* It actually happened with me and my sister! We had just about talked ourselves into think that we parked on another level when she spotted our car. Lesson learned: pay attention! ...and don't take selfies when you should be noting where you parked! :)

      No rush, take your time! :)

      Thanks so much for commenting, Rachel! <3

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    2. I'd like to read about that.
      Haha. The joys of trying to be 'growed up'! Or you could include wide areas in your selfies so you can recognize the spot. :)
      <3

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  11. AJAHAJAJAHAJAHAHAJAJH WE JUST STARTED 2018 we cannot have under 100 days left?!?!!!??

    This is not good. Abort abort. There’s so much stuff I want to get done....

    Sounds like you’ve had a fairly good month, though I’m so sorry for your Grandma, poor thing. Also, running in the rain can be fun. It also can be one of the most miserable experiences of your life.

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    1. AJAHAJAHJAH ITS CRAZY!!! I can't can't seem to wrap my mind around the fact that 2018 is almost OVER either!

      I agree! There's too much I want to get done!

      Yes, my grandma(Nannie) breaking her wrist was quite the fiasco. She was in the horse pasture and tried to get a horse fly off of Rosie. Rosie swung around and she jumped out of the way and fell. We were gone from the farm when my grandpa(Papa) called. Long story short, my uncle drove her to the hospital, about 1 1/2 hours away, and we met them there... that was a very late night (they didn't get to seeing her until 5 hours of waiting in the waiting room!)
      But, she had surgery. She was in a lot of pain for awhile, but she is doing much better now!

      Running in the rain was not as bad as I thought it would be, although I didn't care for wet tennis shoes! :)

      Thanks for reading, Julian! Hope you have a great October!

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  12. How time flies! Just, ugh, I was supposed to be finished with the first draft of my novel BEFORE 2019 - NaNo will be my last chance to get this goal done. It feels like there's just not enough hours in the day! Praying for your Grandma!

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    1. It really does fly! You still have three months left, I bet you can meet your goal! YOU CAN DO IT! And NaNo is the perfect motivation! *cheers you on*
      Thanks for your prayers, she is doing lots better now. Therapy is helping her move her fingers more and more!
      Thank you for stopping by, Julia!!! :)

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  13. I can't believe how fast this year is going. Awesome wrap up, love all the pictures!

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  14. I love your wrap-up posts! :) I can see how your month went by with just a bunch of random phrases/sentences...such a great idea. :D

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    1. Thanks so much, Mallory!!! Your comments always brighten my day! =)

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