Saturday, March 10, 2012

My favorite travel blogs.

I love reading travel blogs! They are full of so many great pictures from all around the world. Today I'm going to share some of my favs with all of you! (I'm writing about the blogs in the order I discovered them)

#1. Mr and Mrs Globe Trot
They share some amazing photos from their travels around the world. Right after their wedding they ran away  and had an incredible 6 month honeymoon. They are photographers by trade, so the pictures are phenomenal! 

I love the little synopsis of their adventures of each area. By looking at their pictures, I feel like I am understanding the culture and people that live there. They are very talented writers and photographers!

*All of these photos are from

#2. Traveling Triplets

They are 3 triplet sisters who love to travel! All three of them share this website and post on the various experiences they have had. From teaching english in China to making videos in Peru, they've done a lot! Recently one went to France and currently she is sharing about that trip. The blog posts are very fun to read and to the point. Here are some of my favorite pictrues:

They don't always take themselves so seriously as you can see. ^ This is a picture from one of their "Freaky Friday" posts, which they do every Friday.

They even have an etsy shop inspired by their travels; there are even a few authentic pieces from places they visited!

*All of these photos are from


Please stop by and take a look at these amazing blogs! What are your favorite blogs to read?

Thursday, March 8, 2012

mud balls.

The name doesn't make them sound very nice, but they are delish! I saw this recipe on pinterest and decided I had to try it. These mud balls were so quick to make, it only took 20 minutes from start to finish!

Here's the recipe:

1/4 Cup Peanut butter
1/4 Cup Honey
1/4 Cup Wheat Germ or Oat bran
1/4 Cup Chocolate Chips
1/4 Cup Coconut
1/2 Cup Oatmeal

Melt the peanut butter and honey together over low heat. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir together. Once cool enough, shape into little balls. Enjoy! Makes about 12 balls, but this recipe could be easily doubled or even tripled. Very simple and no bake/minimal mess.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

what have I been up to?

Lately I've been kinda busy. I am involved in FFA and my winter contest is ag sales. I love it! We go into a room and mock sell whatever product we choose to a couple judges. It's very fun and i enjoy getting to know other members from all over the state.

I'm going to start doing some more blogging again. I kind of  hopped off the train a few months ago, but now I miss it. Coming up next is a recipe for chili and enchiladas. mmmmmm

 P.S. If you're wondering which one I am, in the first picture I'm in the middle and in the second I'm on the right. In the last one I'm second to the right.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Today I'm inspired by:

I stumbled upon this blog where the lady took a picture of one of her collections every day for a year. Here are some of my favorite collections:

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Craft Room inspiration

My craft room is a little lacking in the beauty department. It's very functional, but not mouch more than that. I would like to create a beautiful craft room on a small budget. Do you know of any blogs who have done this?

I love the simplicity of the both of these rooms. The one on the right looks so functional!

These aren't sewing rooms, but they sure are neat. I love the storage on the right. It has the right balance of rustic and functional.

Friday, November 11, 2011


It's 11-11-11. This won't happen again until 2111, when most of us won't be around. I find this day so exciting because it's veterans day and it's 11-11-11! 

Please remember all of the soldiers, the ones who have returned, the ones who are serving, and especially the soldiers who have paid the ultimate price.

When it turns 11:11 remember to make a very important wish! What will you be wishing for?

Monday, October 24, 2011

Weekend Recap

 What have I been up to this weekend? Mostly relaxing and getting ready for the 5 day week coming up. I have my last volleyball game on Monday so then I'll have more time to craft and blog!

Today I made a few bows...

I planned on only making a couple
but then I saw some really cute prints!

I also started painting some frames. I am planning on hanging them up in my room once I get new bedding and the walls painted. The colors are so beachy and fresh!
 P.S.I used my hair bow tutorial.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Perfect Pencil Pouch: a Tutorial

Here is a tutorial one of my favorite pencil pouch! I use it every day at school to carry my pencils, pens, and calculator from class to class. It would be great for stashing things in your purse to keep them organized.


striped fabric
a zipper

To start determine how big you want the pouch to be. I suggest 6"x8" for a standard pouch. This will fit a calculator, pens, and pencils. You can switch up the sizes for fitting different things.

 Cut out the pieces: 2 of each.

Pin them wrong sides together and make sure the sides match up.

 Sew lines down the stripes. Make sure to be careful to go straight--the stripes can be kind of an optical illusion after a whiel! I suggest about 5 seams to hold it in place. Repeat with the other set of denim and fabric.

 Pin the zipper on upside down to the striped fabric. Sew a 1/8 inch seam. This is to hold it in place for the next step.

 Flip it over and pin the panel up onto the zipper. Sew along the zipper on the fabric.

 This picture shows the nice piping effect you get from sewing the zipper on this way.

 Turn it inside out and pin. Make sure to open the zipper up 1/2 way so you can flip the bag inside out when we're finished. The bottom seams should match up so you can sew a 1/4 inch seam along the bottom.
  Next pin it so the zipper and bottom seam match up. Sew the short sides.

 Flip it inside out, trim any extra strings and there you have it, a perfect pencil pouch!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Do you know your ABC's?

Here are the ABC's of me :) Most of them are favorites but a few are facts about me.

Age: 16

Breakfast: Baked Oatmeal (I'll have to share the delish recipe sometime!)

Color: Turquoise, white, gray, and coral

Dessert: ice cream! (cookie dough to be exact)

Essential Clothing Item: a simple necklace

Food: Ham and tapioca pudding...not together of course

Gold or Silver: Silver

Height: 5'11"

Ice Cream Flavor: Cookie Dough

Job: babysitter and uh blogger if that counts :)

Knick-Knack: A glass seahorse we got on vacation

Least Favorite Chore: isn't very rewarding

Movie: Food, Inc.

Name: Abby (no, my real name isn't Abigail. it's just abby)

Overnight Hospital Stay: The answer is no and let's hope it stays that way.

Pop: Don't drink pop. I like water though!


Righty or Lefty: Righty

Siblings: One sister and one brother, both younger

Time you wake up: weekdays 6:20 weekends around 8:00

Under your bed: An extra leaf for our dining room table. 

Veggie you like: Beets and asparagus are my favorite

Why do you run late?: I usually don't. I go by the FFA motto: "Early is on time and on time is late"

X-Rays: Just for dental stuff

Yummy food I make: Tapioca pudding and chocolate chip cookies :)

Zoo Animal: Giraffe

Please do this tag too! Let me know if you do it because I would love to read yours.