Tuesday, June 16, 2015

I'm leaving...//New blog!

Hey everyone!
So I've decided not to continue with the Lilies of Grace blog. I just can't think of very many posts for this blog, and I feel the need for a fresh start...
But I've decided to start a new blog, and it would mean so much to me if you would check it out, and share it! Here's the link: Sparkly Ambitions 
Thanks!
Have a beautifully blessed day!
~Katie

Friday, May 22, 2015

Summer Posts: Need ideas! ;)

Hey everyone!
I'm finally almost done with the school year!!!
All I have left is some math. I know I haven't been posting lately. I have been really busy with a lot of stuff including lots of studying for my past tests.
So here's what I want to know:
What would you like to see me post about this summer??
I am going to have extra time on my hands and I'm hoping to use some of that time to become a better blogger, since I haven't been really good at it lately.
I already have some ideas about what I could post about, but I would like to hear what you have to say. Any input would be very much appreciated! :)
Thank you! I can't wait to hear from you!
You can comment it below, or if you would prefer to share through email, you can email me at earthykatie@gmail.com 
Have a beautifully blessed day!

~Katie

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

15 Summer Boredom Busters

Hey everyone!
So summer's approaching, and that means a long couple of months with no school! Which is awesome, but can get boring really quickly.
I have compiled a list of really fun ideas to do over the summer, and I thought I'd share it! Feel free to add ideas; I'm always open to more! ;)

1. Go Stargazing! Whether it's just in your backyard, or out in the open, just take a night to enjoy the beautiful night sky God created.

2. Draw a chalk mural on a sidewalk or your patio.

3. Create a dance routine.

4. Make the ultimate ice cream sundae!

5. Start a garden.

6. Go on a nature hike.

7. Go to the library and choose out a good book to read. And then make a day out of reading it. Relax outside or inside if it's raining, enjoy some lemonade, and enjoy!

8. Have an overnight movie marathon with all of your favourites!

9. Cloud watch

10. Catch lightning bugs.

11. Swap favourite books with a friend.

12. Write a book, poem, or a song!

13. Clean and redecorate your room.]

14. Tie-dye something!

15. Go camping!


There you have it! 15 things to do during the summer to keep from getting bored! :)
Anymore ideas?

~Katie

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Summer Devotions Pursuit!


Hey everyone!
So I would like to share this really awesome summer devotions challenge my friend introduced me too! It is so cool, and I can't wait! Ok, so here are the details:


We would like to invite you to join us for the 2015 Summer Devotions Pursuit - a special time of seeking Jesus from June 1st - August 31st
WHO: You and Jesus
WHERE: Wherever you are
WHEN: June 1st - August 31st, 2015

WHAT IS INVOLVED:
- 15 minutes of devotions a day
- Memorizing 1 verse a week
- Choosing and contacting an accountability partner once every 2 weeks
... and an amazing summer with Jesus!

REWARD: When you complete the Summer Pursuit: You send in your chart by September 7th and you receive a reward in the mail - in addition to the best reward of knowing Jesus!
This year's reward will be a special surprise package!



Isn't this awesome?! Here is the link to the website: Summer Devotions Pursuit

This is going to be so much fun, and I'd LOVE it if you would join me in this challenge for encouragement, and prayer request exchanges! :)
Just let me know!
Have a beautifully blessed day!
~Katie
Philippians 4:13, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. :)

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Tell Me About Yourself!

Hey everyone!
So you know me...but I don't really know my followers! 
One of my blogger friends did this kind of post a little while ago, and it seems like fun so!
So I'm going to ask some questions (random, and silly!) and you can answer them in the comments below!
1. Do you like spicy food?
2. What's your favourite animal?
3. If you could transport anywhere in the world, where would you choose?
4. If you could have any super power, what would you choose?
5. What's your favourite movie?
6. How would you describe yourself in 3 words?


I can't wait to see all your answers! :) :)
~Katie
Have a beautifully blessed day!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Cute Baby Animals!


Hey everyone! So today I've decided to share some REALLY cute animal pictures! Because who doesn't like baby animals??
So here they are!


Baby Kitten!

                                                            Baby Kitten and its mother!

                                                                       Baby Puppy!

                                                                            Baby Bunny!

                                                                         Baby Duckling!

                                                                       Baby Pig!

                                                                         Baby Turtle!

                                                                       Baby Lamb!

                                                                         Baby Wolf!

                                                                        Baby Fox!

                                                                     Baby Panda!



Which one is your favourite? I love them all!
:)
Have a beautifully blessed day!
~Katie

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Question and Answer Part 1

Hey everyone! How are you?
So today I'm going to be doing part one of my question and answer posts! :)
So let's jump right in!

1. Would you rather travel through time or space?
Good question! Hmm....I would say space!

2. What is your blog mainly about?
I like posting fun things, like tags and pictures, but  I also like posting about faith and virtues as well.

3. How did you get the name of your blog?
To be honest, I just was thinking of pretty names and testing them to see if they were taken! :)

4. Be honest! What is one thing that you truly hate?
Something I hate? High pitched noises, like when someone scrapes their fork against a glass plate. I hate that!! :P

5. What do you do with your free time?
I like writing, reading, listening to music, and just having fun!

6. What are some of your favorite blogs?
I have a LOT! I like (Almost) Perfectly Pink, The Short End Of Things, and Writing for His Glory Blog, and SOOOO many more!

7. Do you like writing or emailing better?
That's hard! I really like writing and receiving letters, but sometimes emailing is so much more convenient!


8. What is your favorite color?

Purple!

9. Would you rather stay home and watch movies, read a book, or go shopping, etc?

Hmmm...To be perfectly honest, It really depends on my mood! :)
10. Your favorite book?

WARRIOR CATS! 

11.The author of your favorite book just showed up at your front door, Who is it? Whats your reaction?

Well, Erin Hunter is the author of warrior cats, and that's just actually a pen name for 3 authors who work together to write the books. I have no clue what they look like so I'd be wonder why there were 3 strangers standing at our door, BUT if I did happen to recognize them, I'd be asking them to sign every single warrior cat book I own! ;)

12. Do you have any siblings? 

Yep! I have 2 younger siblings, a brother and a sister. 

13. What is the best vacation memory that you have? 

Probably our vacations in disney world. We had a lot of good times there! 

14. What is your favorite song?

I have no clue at all! I like WAY too many songs to even possibly choose one! :) 

15. You have to spent the rest of your life on an island, you can only ask for one thing besides clothes and food. What is it? Or who?

WOW! This is hard! Well, I can't take my whole family, so....maybe a communication device to I can keep in touch with my family and friends! 

16. If you could pick one place to stay for the rest of your life, where and why? 

I'm really not sure...Hmmm...I'm not sure! :)

17. What is your dream vacation?

I would love to go to Alaska! 

18. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter? Why?

I like them all! I love spring a lot, but all the seasons have their own uniqueness,and there's something I love about every season. :) 

19. If you could spend the day with the President what would you do?

Explore the White House! 

20. Its 12:00 A.M. your best friend knocks on your door the first thing you ask is? (Why are you here, Is something wrong etc.)

I'd be like, What are you doing here, is everything ok??

21. Whats your favorite, Night or Day? 

Night! 

22. Favorite show? Why?

H20!!! And because it's AWESOME!

23. You just found a wallet with over $1,000 in it, your first thought is too?

Who dropped all this money?!
 

24. If you could go one place for a week where would you go?

Hmmm...Maybe a trip to Alaska! 

25.Do you like Jane Austin? 

I've read some of her books, but not all them! But I do!

26. Do you like musicals? Do you have a favorite, if you like them? :) 

I actually don't think I've seen a musical! :)


Thank you guys for all the questions! I'll be answering more sometime soon! ;)
Have a beautifully blessed day everyone! 
~Katie

Friday, April 10, 2015

Lately I've been...

Hey everyone! How are you?
So I've seen some of the blogs that I follow do this kind of post, and I thought, hey! this sounds like fun! So here it goes:
Lately I've been....
Reading: My warrior cats books, and require school reading.
Writing: My book (which I'm not disclosing any details about yet ;)), and a report for my health class.
Eating: Out a lot lately, but we're getting back on top of things. It's been a bit rough because we've all been sick.
Watching: H20, it's an awesome show!
Playing: Diner dash (It's one of my favourite computer games, has anyone heard of it?)
Excited about: Having lunch with one of my best friend's this Wednesday.
Cleaning: My room for like forever today.
Looking: At the gloomy weather outside. It's been raining a lot the past few days.
Wanting: Dinner right now because 1. I'm hungry, and 2. It's homemade pizza! One of my favourites!

So what have you guys been up to??
Oh, and I want to thank everybody who gave me questions for my question and answer post! Thanks you guys!
I'm still open for more questions though. It'll probably be a two parter. :)
Have a beautifully blessed day everyone!
~Katie

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Questions needed! ;)

Hey everyone! 
So I've decided to do a question and answer post from my readers! So, I would like you guys to comment questions, ANY amount that you would like me to answer! I can't wait to see the questions! 
Have a great day everyone! 
~Katie

Monday, March 30, 2015

Pictures! ;)

Hey everyone!
Wow, it's been over a week since I've posted....:P I feel like I needed to start posting less so that I could focus more on more important things, like school. So, I've decided to share some pictures with you guys today! :)
Enjoy!
               I really like this picture! I took it in black and white which made it look a lot cooler. ;)






                      He (Jasper) decided to lay on my lap, so I covered him up with my snuggie. :)

                                                                     His cute paws!


                                                            Alice must have been tired!

                        I hope you guys enjoyed this post! Have a beautifully blessed day everyone!
                                         Any questions or comments? Let me know! ;)
~Katie

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

Hey everyone! 
So I've been tagged by Shelby from Country Christian Girls! Thanks Shelby!
Here's what you do!
Thank the person who nominated you.
Put the tag logo on your blog.
Answer the ten questions they've asked you.
Make up ten new questions for your nominees and nominate 10 other people.



1. What is your favorite movie?
Wow! This is hard! I really like the movies Frozen and Tangled, but I also really like the Hunger games as well! :)

2. What are your top 5 favorite actresses?
Another hard one!
Let's see....1. Jennifer Lawrence
                    2. AnnaSophia Robb
                    3. Dove Cameron
                    4. Demi Lovato
                    5. Reese Witherspoon

3. If you could be invisble for a day, what would you do?
I would definitely play some jokes on my family and friends! ;)

4. If you could travel back in time, what time period would you like to go back to?
Probably back to Jesus' time!

5. When did you become a Christian?
I think I was 8 or 9. Somewhere around there.

6. If you could have a super power, what would you have?
It would be cool to be able to read other's minds!

7. Tea or coffee?
Tea! But coffee's good too.

8. Favorite singer?
Oo, that's hard! I really like Demi Lovato, and Dido.

9. Dogs or cats?
CATS!!

10. What is your happiest memory?
I have so many! Maybe when we use to go on Disney world vacations.

Now for my questions for you:
1. What's your favourite food?
2. If you instantly transport yourself to any place in the world for a day, where would you choose?
3. Do you like pomegranate?
4. Where do you go when you need to relax and think?
5. What's your favourite book?
6. What's the worst book you've ever read?
7. Frozen or Tangled?
8. What is the best day you ever had?
9. What's your favourite thing to do in summer?
10. What about in the winter?

And now I tag YOU! Anyone who thinks this tag sounds like fun is welcome to do it! :)
Have a great day!
~Katie


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Tea Exchange for spring 2015!

Hey everyone!
It's time for my spring tea exchange! I can't wait! So if you're not familiar with how this works, you email me if you're interested in participating (earthykatie@gmail.com), and I'll pair you up with somebody. Depending on how many people sign up, I'll have to figure out if you'll be sending tea to  somebody and a different person sends you tea, or if I pair you up and you send each other teas. So we'll just have to wait and see! Just send me an email if you're interested. Sign up ends April 2nd!
Thank you, guys! I can't wait to see who signs up! :)

~Katie

Thursday, March 12, 2015

What is the definition of beauty anyway?

Hey everyone!
Well, it's the first post of March... :P
But I've decided to dedicate this post to the topic of beauty. Now, what is beauty? Well, society's definition of beauty is pretty much perfection. If you don't look "beautiful", then you aren't. But what's your definition???
So what if your hair isn't thick and shiny like the girls' you see on advertisements? So what if your skin isn't flawless and you're not skinny like the models you see on magazines? Beauty isn't all that! True beauty is what lies on the inside. I would way rather be friends with the shy girl who's considered "uncool" because she prefers hanging out with her family over going to inappropriate parties and volunteering at an elderly home, instead of shopping at the mall; rather than the "pretty" popular girl who thinks she's better than everyone else and makes of the fun of the ones who don't meet her standards. Wouldn't you?
Sometimes you really have to think about that...
Don't tear yourself down because you don't think you're good enough or pretty enough! Next time you find yourself envying the perfect hair/other feature of models, think about everything good about you! Would you rather be standing under a hot light, your skin covered with makeup, ready for the next magazine shoot, or be relaxing at home with your family in your pajamas, watching a movie, with popcorn?
You think about it, God made you, and God is perfect. He doesn't make mistakes. He made you exactly the way he wanted to. I mean, he knows how many hairs are on your head!
The definition of beauty is so distorted in today's society, that girls feel like they have to change for people to like them. The thing is, you don't!
In a world where you can be anything, be yourself!
Have a blessed day everyone!
~Katie

Friday, February 27, 2015

Giant Snowman and Ice Storm!

Hey everyone! How are you? We have been having a LOT of wintry weather lately! :P I'm ready for spring! So on Monday (not last Monday, but the last), we had an ice storm, which is no fun. The power went out, but we were lucky and had it back on within a few hours, unlike  quite a few of the others who had their power out after the storm. Then the other day, we got some more snow,but not enough to build a big snowman. The second picture is the tinier snowman. Then just yesterday, we built a big snowman. We got about 6" of snow, which is rare where I live. So yeah, enjoy the pictures!


We were kinda trying to make this one look like an alien man...






What do you like to do in the snow? Do you build snowmen?
Have a great day, everyone! ;)

Thursday, February 26, 2015

New Blog!

Hey everyone! 
I've been invited to join a new group blog! I can't wait, and I'm definitely looking forward to it! :) I'd love it if you guys would check it out; we don't have much yet, but it's getting there. ;) The site is: girlslivingforgodsglory.wordpress.com
Thanks! Well, my internet is being slow, so I can't upload my ice storm and snowman pictures yet. :P I got in about 30 minutes ago from making a big snowman (it was taller than me and I'm 5'6"!) So yeah, I'll have to post those later. ;)
What kind of weather have you guys been having? It snowed like 6" last night or something like that.  :)
Have a blessed day!
~Katie

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Warrior Cat series book review (a must read!)

Hey everyone! I finally found a browser that will let me upload photos! Yay! Thank you guys all so much for the inspiration;  it means so much to me! :) So lately we've been hanging out at home, due to all the winter weather. I actually just got in a few minutes ago from building a mini snowman. :) So, anyway, I have just recently gotten back into a series that I've read like a million times over. I just can't get enough of the books! If you know me, I absolutely LOVE cats; and the book series is all about cats. Lol. The series is called Warrior cats by Erin Hunter, and if you haven't read it, YOU JUST HAVE TO! I can sit down and just read them by the hundred pages! ;) It's a really long series, and has a lot of "extras" books. The books are about this "kittypet" (a cat who lives with humans(which are called twolegs in the book)) who joins a group of cats out in the wild named Thunderclan. They are four clans in all who live in the forest, Thunderclan, Shadowclan, Windclan, and Riverclan. Each group of cats has their own territories. Now I'm not going to get into all the details, I don't want to give anything away! ;) The books really are interesting; not the boring sounding description I just gave you! Lol. So anyway, if you would like to check out the books the first one is named Warriors: Into the Wild.
I would suggest putting them on hold at your public library. I personally own most of the books, but that's because I read them over and over. For a book list of the rest of the series, I would suggest either googling warrior cats books or going to their website warriorcats.com
Do these books sound interesting? Let me know below! And if you do read them, you are going to have to tell me if you like them. ;) 
On a different note, last...oh....November or somewhere around there, I hosted a tea exchange. Would you guys me interested in participating in another one this coming spring? I want to hold it now, but I've decided to patiently wait until spring so it can be a spring tea exchange. :) 
Well, I hope you guys all have a wonderful day!
I have some really pretty pictures from the ice storm we had a few days ago, so I'm already planning a post on that. ;)

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

My life//post ideas needed!

Hey everyone!
How are you guys?
Gosh, life has been crazy. I still can't upload photos. :P
But anyway, last Monday we got an ice storm, and the power went out. Luckily, we got it back on within a few hours. There are quite a few big branches down in our backyard, and a tree down in another yard in our neighbourhood. We got some snow this morning as well. So, I'm going to try to upload photos on a different computer sometime and see if that works. I'm sorry for not posting so often, but life has been so crazy and I've had little inspiration. What do you guys want to hear from me?
~Katie

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Technical Difficulties :/

Hey everyone!
I thought I would let you know that for some odd reason blogger won't load up the pictures I keep trying to load on my posts. :P I'm not sure why. I was writing a post on Friday and was about to upload photos but it said lost connection to server, so I'm not sure what that's all about. I'm going to be back blogging as soon as possible, but quite a few of my posts include photos so I need to figure out why it's not working. Has this ever happened to any of you guys?
Well, I should get going, I have an oral book report due on Tuesday, and all I've done is read the book! That's what happens when you have a crazy busy schedule. I have literally been out all day going monthly grocery shopping!
Have a blessed Sunday everyone! ;)

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

It's been awhile!

Hey everyone!
Yes, I know, it's been forever! I'm still alive. Don't worry, I'm going to start blogging again soon! Our school schedule changed recently, so I've been focusing on my studies more. :)
So yeah, tomorrow is the pet donation party! I'm very excited! My sister and I spent hours yesterday baking cupcakes, and we frosted them today. We made over 200 I think, but they're mini ones. ;) I'll be doing a post on the pet donation party so I'll show you if it's success. Though, I have to tell you, we bought a lot of donations ourselves! We used at least $50!
How are you guys doing? What have you been up to? Please let me know! I haven't had a lot of time to read blogs lately, but I'll be getting back into it! ;)
Have a beautifully blessed day!
~Katie

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

My Life Lately

Hey everyone!
How are you guys? I'm doing pretty well overall. My shoulder has been bothering me for the past week, but luckily it seems to be getting better. ;)
My daddy's birthday was last Wednesday. For birthdays, we always like to have fun at home as a family. We don't really throw birthday parties with our friends.
Today we went to go visit my grandmother, who is in the hospital. She had to have her spleen removed. Now, she's doing a lot better!
And...my birthday's tomorrow! :)
Technically we won't actually be celebrating it until Sunday though.
Me and my sister decided this year, instead of receiving gifts, we would like to receive donations to give to the local animal shelter! We're going to be having a donation party at my co-op on Feb. 4th!
So yeah, that's been my life lately. I hope to be blogging more often soon though!
~Katie

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Guest post over at Majestic Golden Rose

Hey everyone!
I thought I'd drop in quickly and let you know I did a guest post over at the Majestic Golden Rose blog!
If you would like to check it out, here's the link: Post.
While you're over there, you should check out the rest of her wonderful blog! :)
Have a great day!
~Katie

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Stranded on a Deserted Island Tag

Hey everyone!
So I've decided to create a tag of my own! My friend Julia created one a few months ago, and I was like, hey, it sounds like fun to create a tag! So here we go: I call it, Stranded on a Deserted Island tag.
1. You thank the person who tagged you.
2. Answer the questions below.
3. Tag a few other bloggers (3,5,10,15, any amount!) and let them know.



So here's the scenario: You are stranded on a remote island for 1 year. Keeping that in mind, answer the questions below:

You can have one food item (besides all the fish you can catch!). What would you choose?
Well, hmmm....I'm going to say mac and cheese! I love mac and cheese, haha. :)
You can have only one beverage (besides fresh H20)?
Probably tea. I love tea, and that's a smarter decision than pepsi. ;)
What ONE outfit would you bring to wear (top, bottom, and shoes)?
I'm going to be assuming this island is warm/hot, so I'll choose a t-shirt, shorts, and my tennis shoes.
1 Author: You get all the book they've ever written.
Definitely Erin Hunter! I absolutely love her books, and she has written a LOT of books. :)
1 Magazine: You'll get one each month!
Probably American girls or the King's blooming rose magazine.
1 Freebie item, it can be anything (other than your cell phone, I wouldn't imagine you would get a good reception anyway. ;))
Wow, this is hard! Hmm....maybe a pillow! :)
While struggling to survive, what cool thing could you do for 1 whole year?
Hang and play in the forest!
Best thing about solo island living: the beach, do WHATEVER I want, great tan, or lot of "alone time"?
Either the beach, or getting to do whatever I want.
Ickiest thing about your so-called paradise: too much alone time, awful sunburn, learning to fish, or sand in everything?
Probably too much alone time. I do enjoy alone time, but not a whole year's worth.
Yay! You're finally rescued! Who is the first person you'd want to see?
I can't choose just one person! I'd have to just choose my family. :)
First thing you'd want to do?
Take a shower!!
First thing you'd want to eat?
Anything but mac and cheese! Maybe some spicy tacos. ;)

So I tag:
Jessica Joy 
Micaiah
Bree
Sammie
Mikayla
Grace
Julia

I hope you guys all enjoyed this post! I loved making it. ;) I can't wait to see where it goes! :)
Have a great day!
~Katie

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Inspirational quotes to brighten your day!

Hey everyone! It's been a crazy past week since school just started back up; I just need to get back in the groove of things. :) I thought I'd share some inspirational photos with you guys today. I'm a little tired today, and have a headache so something simple today. :) I'm  planning some outfits posts though, and a few other special posts. Actually, in a few days, I'm doing a guest post over at a blog I read, so I'll let you know the details when the post comes out. :)
Anyway, on to the pictures!











 
 
 
I hope you guys enjoyed this post! I really enjoyed making it! If you guys enjoyed this post, I'll do more posts like this in the future. :)
Have a beautifully blessed day!
Please let me know how you liked it in the comments below! Which one is your favourite?
~Katie
 

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Winter Wasteland Tag

Hey everyone! So I was tagged to do the Winter Wasteland tag! I was actually tagged in November...:)


So anyway, here's how it works:
You make a list of 5-15 things you do in the winter when you're bored, and then nominate 5-10 other people to do it, and let them know on their blogs! :)
Easy, right? ;)
So here we go:
1. If it's snowing, go play in the snow! Build a snowman! Build a fort! Have fun!
2. Cozy up by the fireplace with a warm drink, and read a good book.
3. Have yourself a dance party to warm yourself up!
4. Play a game with your siblings or family.
5. Bake a special treat for yourself, family, or friends!
6. Curl up and watch a nice movie.

Gosh, I want to do these things now! Haha! I tag:
Grace from The Short End of Things
Libby from Simplicity and Domesticity
Bree from Cover Up for Christ
Micaiah from Adventures Beyond the Horizon
Christina from Our Wood Home 

Thank you so much for tagging me, Clara! It was so much fun putting this post together! ;)
Have a beautful day!

~Katie

Friday, January 2, 2015