I’m Allison, and I’m so happy to see you here! Let me start by telling you a bit about my blog, and then I’ll introduce myself more properly. 🙂
About this Blog
I started this blog in May of 2014, mainly because my sister Megan had to start a blog for school, and it looked so fun that I made one too. I’ve loved blogging ever since, and I never want to stop.
As you can probably tell from its title, this is a lifestyle blog. I mainly post about photography, adventures on the farm, art, and writing, but if something else interesting pops up, I’ll probably stick that in too!
I hope my blog can shine a little ray of sunshine into your inbox and into your day. 🙂 I write posts to bring myself and you guys joy, but most importantly, to bring God glory. If you have a suggestion for how to improve my blog, I’d love to hear it!
About the Blogger
I’m an 19-year-old Christian, artist, photographer, reader, crafter, and blogger. I also enjoy playing piano, baking, writing, and just creating things in general. 🙂 I live on a farm in Eastern U. S. A. with my amazing family and a collection of pets.
Here are some more facts about me, in no particular order:
We used to live on a dairy+poultry farm (shown above), but we moved to a different farm in early 2018. The farm we live on now is about 450 acres, and we also own a 250-acre farm about five minutes down the road. We kinda live in the middle of nowhere, and that’s just how we like it. 🙂
I call myself a farm girl simply because I live on a farm and love it. I love all of the wonderful space to explore, I love watching the crops grow and get harvested, I love having my dad come in for every meal and hearing what he did that day, and I love the many wonderful farm traditions that I get to participate in. Would I like to try living in the city sometime? Nope. 😛
I have loved the color purple for practically my whole life. I also like cool colors in general… actually I JUST LOVE COLORS.
I’m the oldest of five kids: I have two brothers, Logan and Jefferson; and two sisters, Megan and Carmen. Megan has a blog as well.
We have a fluctuating number of pets, but currently we have one dog, two cats, three rabbits, one donkey, and seven chickens. 😀
I enjoy deep conversations and thinking about big things, but I also like to just laugh and have fun sometimes as well.
Some things I love: stars and sunsets; succulents; watercolor; the book of Romans (and the whole Bible, of course); NEEEDTOBREATHE and Switchfoot’s music; pen pals and handwritten letters; wildflowers; rabbits; washi tape; fruit of all kinds; good books; cameras; the beach; friendly debates; and the smell of honeysuckle or mint.
I enjoy listening to, playing, and singing music. The only instrument I know is the piano, but I love playing it.
I like words in various forms – in a book, in a word game, in writing (especially poems), and also just in talking. 😀
Capturing and creating beauty is what I strive to do through any means I can – art, photography, and writing. I find beauty everywhere I look, and I can’t wait to see the shadows of loveliness on earth fulfilled in Heaven.
I went to private school through third grade, and was homeschooled from 4th-12th. They were both great experiences, but I prefer homeschooling. 🙂 Now that I’m out of school, I have more time for art, which is my passion and one of my jobs. Currently I run my Etsy shop, The Color Box Studio, where I sell my art.
Probably the first thing you’d notice about me is that I’m very tall: 5′ 11″. My whole family is tall, actually.
I LOVE BOOKS. Always have, always will. Other than the Bible, a few of my favorites are The Mysterious Benedict Society series, the Anne of Green Gables series, the Narnia series, Total Truth, Do Hard Things, A Severe Mercy, Jane Eyre, and the Little House books. Classics are one of my favorite genres, if you can call it that. 🙂
I’m an introvert, but I do enjoy being with my friends, and I’m pretty smiley and laugh a lot around other people. I have kind of a two-sided personality – I’m imaginative but practical, serious but funny, a leader or a follower, and logical but still feel deeply. Maybe that’s why I always see two sides to everything and why I think I get a different result every time I take a personality test. 😛
Strangely enough, seeing how I’m a farm girl, I prefer to be inside. You can often find me in my studio (picture above), making art, writing letters to pen pals, reading, or doing stuff on the computer. However, I LOVE nature, and one of my favorite things to do is explore the farm with my family.
Last but definitely not least, I believe in the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. I believe we are all sinners, in desperate need of God’s grace, and that we can be saved by trusting in Jesus for salvation, by faith alone. I believe that even our best efforts can’t save us, but rather that good works flow from true Christianity and a desire to please and glorify God. If you want to ask me more about what I believe, I’ll be more than happy to answer to the best of my ability. 🙂
There we go! Hopefully you enjoyed getting to know me a little better. Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you’ll take off your shoes and stay a while. Have a lovely day, dear!