About

Hello, dears!

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. πŸ™‚

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. πŸ™‚ 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. πŸ™‚ I live on a farmΒ  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:

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We used to live on a dairy+poultry farm (shown above), but we moved to a different farm in early 2018.Β  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. πŸ™‚

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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. πŸ˜›

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I have loved the color purple for practically my whole life. I also like cool colors in general… actually I JUST LOVE COLORS.

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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.

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We have a fluctuating number of pets, but currently we have one dog, two cats, three rabbits, one donkey, and seven chickens. πŸ˜€

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I enjoy deep conversations and thinking about big things, but I also like to just laugh and have fun sometimes as well.

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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.

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I enjoy listening to, playing, and singing music. The only instrument I know is the piano, but I love playing it.

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I like words in various forms – in a book, in a word game, in writing (especially poems), and also just in talking. πŸ˜€

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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.

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I went to private school through third grade, and was homeschooled from 4th-12th. They were both great experiences, but I prefer homeschooling. πŸ™‚ 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.

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Probably the first thing you’d notice about me is that I’m very tall: 5′ 11″. My whole family is tall, actually.

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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,Β and the Little House books. Classics are one of my favorite genres, if you can call it that. πŸ™‚

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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. πŸ˜›

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Strangely enough, seeing how I’m a farm girl, I prefer to be inside.Β  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.

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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. πŸ™‚

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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!

***Allison***

383 thoughts on “About

  1. I loved reading your “about me” page! We like, have a lot in common!!! πŸ™‚ Country living is the best! I love reading, writing, artsy things, etc. Can’t wait to read more of your blog!
    -Brooklyne

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  2. Hi, I’m Maddison/Maddi from over at stickynotesandicecream.wordpress.com.πŸ˜‰ I just discovered your blog, and after reading your “about me” page, I found I related to about 99% of what you said! I look forward to reading future posts!😁

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      1. I am a country girl through and through, one of 5 kids, class of 2018, enjoy hand-lettering, am a Christian, was homeschooled, completely agree with #6, am an introvert, etc. Need I say more?😜 It’s nice to “meet” you, as well! I love getting to know fellow bloggers.πŸ˜‰

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    1. Good question. Um… I don’t remember all of them, but I usually get IN something… XD Maybe INTJ and INFJ, but then Mom looked and thought I was something like ISFJ or… I HAVE NO CLUE. XD XD Honestly the letters just kind of go over my head and I forget what they were since I don’t think they’re that accurate. XD Wow, you got TONS of different results! Hee hee, me too!

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      1. Wow! I am a cross between INTJ and INFJ, as well! Split personalities are real, haha! No wonder we have so much in common… 😜 I got ISFJ once, but I didn’t feel it was accurate.πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ I have posts on INFJs- you should check them out and see if you can relate at all!πŸ˜‰

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  3. OOOOO!!! What an amazing ‘About’ page, Allison! You incorporated facts and pictures about yourself, all the while making it simple and fun. Great job! (P.s I’ve followed your blog for HOW LONG and I JUST NOW visited your ‘About’ page. That’s pathetic…. XD)

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  4. Hi! I just found your blog. This is BEAUTIFUL!!! Thank you for the work you put into this and how you honor God while doing it. I also live on a farm and can relate with what you do! This is such a fun place!

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  5. Hi Allison! πŸ™‚ I’ve been following your blog for a while, and I love it! You are so talented at writing and photography! ❀ You inspired me to save up for and buy a Nikon d3500 in November (originally I was planning on a d3400, but the d3500 was on sale at the time πŸ˜‰ ).Thank you for sharing your photos and writing! I do enjoy them! πŸ˜€

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    1. Hello there, Sara! I am SO happy to hear that I inspired you to get a DSLR! That’s super exciting and I hope you have fun using it! πŸ™‚ Thanks for the sweet comment. ❀ ❀

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      1. Hehe, yep, I am having fun with it. πŸ™‚ Of course! ❀
        I was watching your behind the scenes video of the Color Box Studio, and I noticed that you hold your pen in a similar way as I do! I just thought that was neat, because I don't think I know anyone who writes with their thumb across their pencil (but I don't really look around at how people write, hehe). I've tried writing the "real" way, but it's uncomfortable for me. πŸ˜€

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  6. Awesome picture of the moon!!

    Why do introverts blog? Lol!

    Piano is awesome! It makes no sense to me. I’m oblivious to middle c (or whatever y’all call it lol!)

    I love farm life! I’d do small scale farming but my wife doesn’t care a thing about it…

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    1. Why thank you!
      HAHA, good question. XD Maybe because we like to process things in writing rather than out loud? I dunno.
      Yes, I love piano! Ha ha, well middle c is the middle key on the piano. πŸ™‚
      Me too! Heh heh, well that’s too bad.
      Thanks for visiting!

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  7. hey Allison! just found your blog- I’ve been following Megan but I didn’t know her sister blogged?? that’s super weird, but I’m here to correct that mistake! your about page is perfect- I love books and I DEFINITELY have a two-sided personality. maybe even three sides? four? I don’t know lol. however, I’m crazy short while you’re crazy tall- ’tis all good I’m not salty at all XD

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  8. Wanted to say hi, as I was browsing around wordpress, looking for blogs that would hopefully give me inspiration seeing other peoples work and writing; visiting yours here I see that we share similar interests and wanted to tell you I’ve enjoyed looking over your blog and through your pictures.

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