BIBPC the Sixth, Category 1: Cozy – Plus Bonus Photo – Plus Camera Update!!!

Hello! Happy December!

This post is for my entry to Megan‘s contest, BIBPC (Boring into Beautiful Photography Contest).

This photo is for Category 1, “Cozy,” and I am on Team Owl. Go Owls!! 🙂

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It was fun setting up this cozy scene… and then drinking the chai tea afterward! 😉

 

Here’s a bonus picture from my photoshoot of this setup…

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Callie decided my tea smelled interesting and photo-bombed the shot to look at it. 😉 Can you see her?

 

Now for the camera update… I got a new camera!! A big thanks to my brother for passing his Canon EOS Rebel T3i down to me! I am really enjoying learning to use it and the manual controls!

 

What do you do to get cozy in the wintertime? 🧣☕

 

Have a blessed day!

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A Basket of Thankfulness – Results 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope you are having a blessed day so far! Do you have any plans for the day?

I’m here today to share with you the list we’ve compiled of things we are thankful for! This year we had 8 contributors to the list, and we compiled a total of… 64 things we are thankful for! 

Thank you all for contributing! I hope this list will bless you and inspire you. Here it is!

1. Holidays
2. Music
3. Listeners
4. Encouragement
5. The Bible
6. Great friends
7. Other bloggers
8. Puppies
9. T.V.
10. A wonderful church/youth group community
11. Fall Colors
12. Books
13. Cameras
14. The Internet/Blogging
15. Warm Sweaters/Sweatshirts
16. My parents
17. My family
18. My dog
19. Nutrition labels
20. Words
21. Love
22. Writing
23. Faith
24. Jesus
25. My laptop
26. Insulin
27. AG Dolls
28. Art
29. Flowers
30. Nature
31. Family
32. Freedom
33. Christian Music
34. God’s/Jesus’ love for us
35. Empty notebooks, waiting to be filled
36. my dolls
37. my dad
38. my mom
39. my house
40. our horses
41. my health
42. doctors
43. the police
44. our veterans
45. fresh water
46. good food
47. being home schooled
48. my pawpaw and mawmaw
49. my aunt’s and uncles
50. cars (not the movie)
51. our president
52. our chickens
53. our 2 cute dogs
54. God’s grace
55. that God forgives us and sustains us
56. for the big green earth
57. trees
58. fresh air
59. my blogging friends
60. my furry family members
61. love from family and friends especially in times of trouble
62. the ability to sing
63. a heart of compassion
64. hugs

 

And here are all the contributors:

Gracie (Me)
Lucy
Hannah
Emmie
Jaylin
Diamond
Maria
Xyra

Thank you so much for contributing and reading!

 

Have a Blessed Thanksgiving!

 

“Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving,

and perform your vows to the Most High,

and call upon me in the day of trouble;

I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.” -Psalm 50:14-15

 

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Rainy Day with Caroline and Grace + A Reminder

Hello!

The other day it was very rainy, so Caroline and Grace got dressed up to go out in the storm and enjoy the weather. I’ve been planning to do this photoshoot for a while, so I’m excited to finally be posting it! Enjoy the photos!

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I hope you enjoyed!

This post is also a reminder… Thanksgiving is coming up in just a couple days (on the 22nd)!! So remember to comment on my Basket of Thankfulness activity to share what you are thankful for! On Thanksgiving day I will post the list of everything we said!

Visit the post and comment here! 

 

Which picture was your favorite? Do you prefer rain or sun? Are you excited for Thanksgiving??

 

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A Basket of Thankfulness – Thanksgiving Activity 2018

Hello everyone! Happy November!

Welcome to Smile and Craft AG’s third annual Basket of Thankfulness activity!

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Here is a link to view the ones from 2017 and 2016!

I love Thanksgiving; it is probably my favorite holiday! I love hosting these activities each year and seeing the many things that you all are thankful for! It’s such a blessing to me, and I hope to you as well!

So, let’s get into it!

What is A Basket of Thankfulness?

In case you weren’t here last year, or if you forgot, A Basket of Thankfulness is an activity that occurs each November to inspire us to be thankful. The process is simple: you comment with a list (or just one thing is OK too!) of things you are thankful for, and on Thanksgiving day I publish a post with a big compilation of all of the things we thought of over November!

 

What are the Rules?

  • Comment below with things you are thankful for. You can comment with as few or as many things you want! However, make sure you are thoughtful about the things you comment. Don’t just write down everything that’s sitting on your desk at the moment.
  • Then, on Thanksgiving day, I will compile and post all the things we’ve listed (without repeats) and put them in a big numbered list of things we’re thankful for! I will also list the contributors. 🙂
  • Please note, if I, and/or my mom, decide that anything posted is inappropriate or against our convictions, we can remove any item commented from the list.

Also, please spread the word about this activity–I would really appreciate it! Let’s make a list bigger than ever, and grow in thankfulness in the process!

 

So, what are you thankful for?

 

 

Have a blessed day!

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American Girl at Costco

Hello!

You’ve possibly seen some posts around the ‘blogosphere’ regarding Molly, or other AG items at Costco… and here’s my contribution! 🙂

Recently I went to Costco, and it was surprising how many American Girl things they had! I’ve seen dolls sold there before (such as Caroline when she was retiring, which is actually where my Caroline is from!). But they had a lot of other AG things there, too, this year!

(Including Molly 🙂 ! )

Here go the pictures!

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This first picture has some glare, but you can see they had an American Girl horse as well as a ballet set.

 

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Here are American Girl pets, Wellie Wishers, Bitty Babies, and Maryellen! I’m not sure why they put Maryellen at Costco. Has anyone else seen her or a different doll at Costco?

 

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And last but not least, Molly, back from retirement! 🙂

 

Have you seen any AG items or dolls at Costco this year? Anyone see any other dolls besides Maryellen and Molly?

 

Can you believe that we’re already in the middle of the fall season? November is nearly here which means it’s almost time for the annual Basket of Thankfulness activity!!

I also have a photoshoot coming up featuring Grace and Caroline, so stay tuned for that 🙂 !

 

Have a blessed day!

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