Christmas Ornament Exchange 2018!!

November 7, 2018

HIYA EVERYBODY!! I know, I know.. I kinda fell off the face of the earth in the blogging world. My life has been kinda crazy since my last blog post, but that's a LLLOOOOONNNGGG story for another time. Since my life has been crazy, I wasn't sure if I wanted to host another ornament exchange but then I remembered what a wonderful time we had last year so of course, I was like "Yo, we are doing it again". 

I am very excited to be hosting this event but before I rush into all of the details let me tell you why this exchange is happening.

 As Christians, we are to fellowship and encourage one another as we walk the path that God has set before us. In this world, it is becoming harder to find a believer who will be there for you through the thick and thin and who will encourage you to live for Christ. My goal through this exchange is that you have fun during the holiday season, make a new friend who will an encouragement to you, and that you are an encouragement to a new friend! And who doesn't love pen-pals, am I right?  Now for the details! 

Please read the entire post for the complete details. P.S. There is a giveaway at the end of this post! 

This exchange is open INTERNATIONALLY (yay!)
Whether you live in Costa Rica, Africa, or America you can join the fun!

Now let's talk about the rules:

1.) You must make or purchase an ornament to send to your ornament recipient. Please be sure not to send a broken or chipped ornament.

2.) Send a Christmas themed item such as stationary, a hot beverage, candies, treats, etc. in the package.

3.) Include an introductory letter,  (stating who you are, what state you live in, what your hobbies are, etc.) your favorite bible verse, and why. 

 During this exchange, you will send an ornament to a new friend and you will receive an ornament from a new friend. After you receive a package you are required to send a thank you note to the sender.  In the end, you will gain two new pen-pals which is double the fun! 

You must fill out the registration form to participate. 

4.) If you sign up you are committed to sending a Christmas ornament. If you are unable to participate please let me know before November 22.

 The sign up will begin today, November 8, and will end on November 22. I will email each of the participants between November 23-29 with the information that you will need to send your package.

 After you receive the information it’s time to send out the package. The package must be sent out no later than December 2. If you choose to ship internationally you should send your package out as soon as you receive your partner information because shipping can take up to two or more weeks. 

 PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE share the news of this exchange with your friends. My goal is to have as many women as possible participate so that new Christian friends are made. Bloggers feel free to encourage your followers to participate too!

 If you have any questions please feel free to contact me here or direct message me on my Instagram account. Please remember to have fun during this exchange and let the Christmas ornament exchange begin!

 Those who participate in the Christmas Ornament Exchange will be automatically entered in this giveaway! 

 I am giving away glitter snowflake stickers, gel pens, and Christmas cards. All three of these items are very glittery so I'm really excited for the lovely lady who wins them. This giveaway is open for the exchange participants only, so I suggest you join the exchange by filling out the form!


What You Should Know About Introverts

April 26, 2018

I recently discovered a website called Introvert Dear filled with articles about Introverts. After reading several articles I was hooked, every single pin-point totally explained how I, an ISTJ introvert, feel and think. As an introvert, I have been accused of "people hating", being "un-social" and many other popular false beliefs that people have about introverts, and I have realized that introverts are often falsely interpreted. With that being said, I would like to clear up many of the misunderstandings that people have about introverts in hopes that you may be able to understand the introverts among you.

"Introverts are not necessarily socially awkward. Just like shyness, social awkwardness is a separate trait from introversion. Many introverts can actually be quite charismatic in social situations.  -Introvert Dear
Introverts are often thought to be shy and socially awkward people but that isn't true! I know introverts who are the complete opposite of shy. My father, for instance, is an introvert and is not shy at all. My Mother, who is an extrovert, is very shy in front of new people. That just shows that not all introverts are shy and extroverts can be. I am a very shy (and sometimes socially awkward) introvert.

Introverts don’t hate people. An introvert’s lack of chitchat is often misinterpreted. People take it as a sign that we don’t like others. The truth is the opposite. Introverts often avoid small talk because we consider it to be inauthentic. We crave a more meaningful connection with the people we talk to. -Introvert Dear
 I am accused of hating people all the time. I don't hate people at all. But what I do hate are small meaningless conversations. In other words, I could be doing other things. But if you want to start a meaningful conversation I will gladly lend an ear!
Introverts aren’t rude. Yes, if an introvert is completely out of social energy, we might start getting a little crabby or simply zone out. But we’re not trying to be rude — and we’ll be a lot more friendly if you give us some time to recharge alone. -Introvert Dear
Social events drain all of the energy out of my body and it doesn't matter if I am having an enjoyable time or not. Whether I am attending a party or sharing tea with a friend, afterward I usually end up locking myself in my bedroom for a good solid hour. And as much as I hate to admit this, I do get crabby after all of my social energy has been drained out!

Now that we have a few of those misunderstandings cleared up, my friends on Instagram have a few questions about my introvert-ness.

Are people suprised you're an introvert? -Megan
 Not at all! After I took a personality test (twice) I learned that I am 15% extrovert and 85% introvert so I think that my personality has introvert written all over it.
Do you often wish you were an extrovert? -Jana
Yes and no. I love being an introvert but believe it or not, sometimes I envy extroverts! When I attend a big social event (which I rarely do) I tend to stay close to the walls and avoid the center while extroverts tend to stick to party central. Sometimes I wish that I would have the guts and want to enjoy the center crowd but at the same time, I am completely content in my own little corner.

Do you get along with extroverts or introverts? -Emmaline
 Most of my close friends are extroverts and I love being around them. I get along with both personality types but I hit it off better with extroverts.

Have you ever had extrovert moments? -Shannon
Like I mentioned earlier I am 15% extrovert and 85% introvert so I would say that I occasionally have extroverted moments. Whether you are an introvert or an extrovert you can have times where you act or feel like the opposite personality type.  

Do you have special powers as an introvert over an extrovert? -Hadassah
Yes, we do! We are people watchers and probably know more about you than you think we do, just by watching. I know that sounds creepy to be people watchers but it's the truth!

Are you an introvert?
Do you understand us better now?
Are you surprised that I am an introvert?
-Karina aka Miss Introvert

browns and denim.

March 16, 2018

This outfit! Ahhh. It lights up my heart when I wear it. I have worn this outfit three times in one week. Don't worry, I washed it before I wore it again. 

This outfit has a subtle '80s vibe which is hella cute!

The shirt is from TJ MAXX, jean jacket from LEVI'S, jeans from CHARLOTTE RUSSE, shoes NIKE. The purse is a vintage camera case!