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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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. ๐Ÿ™‚ 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. ๐Ÿ™‚ I live on a farmย  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.ย  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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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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. ๐Ÿ˜›

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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. ๐Ÿ˜€

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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. ๐Ÿ˜€

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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. ๐Ÿ™‚ 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,ย and the Little House books. Classics are one of my favorite genres, if you can call it that. ๐Ÿ™‚

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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. ๐Ÿ˜›

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Strangely enough, seeing how I’m a farm girl, I prefer to be inside.ย  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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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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***

387 thoughts on “About

  1. Wait, sorry, actually your sister is designing MY blog, not Arhan’s. That’s my brother. Sorry. I wanted you to tell your sister she’s great! Sorry, she’s not designing his, it’s mine, actually. I would ask that you follow MINE: anotebookonepenandme.wordpress.com
    Sorry for confusion!

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    1. Hee hee! Ooh, ACTUALLY, if you count roosters, we have 27,000. But anyway. XD Oh it takes quite a while – pretty much all day with one person. But someone works for us full-time so we mostly just have to help on the weekends. ๐Ÿ™‚ Also the eggs come out on conveyor belts which is *quite* helpful. XD

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      1. WOW! That’s alot wow add 3 more thousand thats unbelievable yoi are so blessed to have all this! When is your birthday?

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          1. Ha ha. That’s a cool birthday! Mine is January 29! I wonder want your middle name? P.s you are SOOO pretty!!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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              1. That’s cool! Aww wow I like that middle name I have 3 friends with that middle name and that’s my aunt’s name and my mom’s middle name XD mine is May!

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                  1. XD XD goodthing I told you LOL! Me to really may is my grandma’s on my mom and dad’s side middle name lol we have a lot in common what is your eye color?

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                    1. Hee hee! Wow, that’s neat! Um, it’s sort of hazel – partly brown and partly bluish-greenish-gray. XD There’s a picture of my eyes on my Portrait Photography post. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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                  1. Lol me too! I’ve known her for over a year I see her every Sunday morning and night and some youth things and her brother and me go to a kids club where 12-13 year olds are next level so yeah she’s really nice you should meet her

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        1. Is your hair like Madi’s color? Ooh yes, I love turquoise. ๐Ÿ™‚ Well my hair is kind of caramel colored, like in the pictures, and my favorite colors are purple, mint, and blue. ๐Ÿ™‚

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          1. That’s so cool! Yeah like those colors too! Yeah your hair is so pretty๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜ and yeah I figured now that your hair is longer mine is madi’s same length and the same color. Do you have an more questions?

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            1. Aww thank you! ๐Ÿ˜€ Oh, neat! Hmm, let’s see. Ooh, what is your favorite food? Favorite book(s)? Are you homeschooled, private schooled, or public schooled? Annnd… What are you wearing right now? ๐Ÿ™‚

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              1. Oh, Gosh that’s hard๐Ÿ˜… I don’t know does fruit count? I don’t know does the bible count? XD I don’t read books much. Lol I am home schooled! I am wearing skinny jeans converse shoes and a T shirt thats blue! What about you?

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                1. Ha ha! Sure and sure! I also LOVE fruit, pretty much any kind of fruit, and the Bible too! ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m homeschooled too, but I love to read books. ๐Ÿ™‚
                  Right now I’m wearing dark blue capri jeans, a blue plaid shirt with lots of other colors on it on top of a coral sleeveless shirt, and bare feet. ๐Ÿ™‚

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                    1. XD Well thanks! You’re pretty close – I’m 17. ๐Ÿ˜‰ How old are you? And yes! When did you start school, or have you started school already? We’ll start a little bit next week and officially after Labor Day.

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  2. Cool! I was close -_- lol guess how old i am…..yes sadly I started school lol I started Monday that’s so cool! Have any questions about me?

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      1. Yeah! I’m going go be 13 in January! Good guess! It’s great at least I’m home schooled XD! I have 2 younger anoyying brothers but there ok and funny lol I live in Tampa FL! What are you like Scottish Irish that kind of stuff?

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        1. Ha ha, I guessed that because you said you were in the youth group or something for 12-13 year olds. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Yes, being homeschooled is really nice. Ha ha! Nope, not really – I live on the East Coast of the U. S.. I think our ancestors came from Germany or something, but that was a looong time ago, so we’re just American. ๐Ÿ™‚

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          1. Oohhh I should of thought XD๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰ yeah it better then going to a public school๐Ÿ˜‚that’s cool I’m American Jewish native American and a little Irish LOL๐Ÿ˜Š Do you have annnyyyy more questions?

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            1. Ha ha! Yes, I agree. Oh, neat! Well… I’m afraid I can’t think of any more at the moment and I have to get off the computer. :/ I’ll tell you if I think of any more later!

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    1. Hey, Sara! I’m doing well, how ’bout you? I thought of some more questions! ๐Ÿ™‚
      Do you like watching movies? What movies are your favorite?
      We’re having a movie night tonight. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      1. Hey, Alison! I’m great! Ok yes I like watching movies though I don’t watch them much. Umm.. I don’t really have any favorites but star wars is ok I don’t watch very much tv but I love to watch movies with family! That’s so cool us to! I don’t know what it’s called but what are you watching?

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        1. Yes, we like watching movies together too! We watched Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2. XD It was pretty funny, but not as good as I remembered it.
          Do you have any questions for me?

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          1. OH MY GOOOOSSSSHHH๐Ÿ˜ฑ I can’t believe it your kidding!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…WE WATCHED THE SAME MOVIE! After we watched one movie then we decided to watch another and we watched cloudy with a chance of meatballs 2 the strwberry is adorable and the weird guy with the orange vest is a weirdo lol wow it’s a small world! I know the 1st one was ok but Cloudy with a Chance of Meatball 2 is kind of weird. XD! And wow you and Megan look a lot alike!!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜ umm…. whats your favorite color? Favorite animal? Umm.. What is your favorite dessert? What is your favorite type of food? If you were to have another brother or sister would you want a boy or girl? Hmm…. are you the oldest sibling and your family?

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            1. THAT IS SO WEIRD. XD Ha ha, really? I don’t think we look alike, but usually you don’t think so when you’re sisters. ๐Ÿ˜‰
              My favorite colors are purple, mint, and blue! Favorite animal… I like rabbits, giraffes, and deer. ๐Ÿ™‚ Favorite dessert… hmm, that’s hard. Well one dessert I like is chocolate pudding, like we had tonight for dessert. Mmm. Favorite type of food… FRUIT! Hmm, maybe a boy so then we would have three boys and three girls. ๐Ÿ™‚ Yep, I’m the oldest sibling in my family.

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              1. IKR!๐Ÿ˜ IT’S CRAZY! ๐Ÿ˜‚XD XD! ๐Ÿ˜ŽYeah! ๐Ÿ˜ŽWell you don’t look like her a whole lot! ๐Ÿ˜…But you just look like your sisters which I actually figured out today!๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™‚ Lol ๐Ÿคฃon her post she said something about you and then I was like oh there sisters LOL! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚Oh yeah I forgot you told me your favorite colors those are all pretty ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜my top three are turquoise, bright orange, and purple. โ˜บโ˜บโ˜บThat’s so cool I love those animals but I also love all animals. ๐Ÿ˜Š except for snakes and rats you know ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ™„my top three favorite animals are horses rabbit and hummingbirds ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜Žand I also love deer.๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜ŠYum I love chocolate pudding. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—My favorite type of dessert is๐Ÿค” I don’t know. ๐Ÿค”There is a lot of type of desserts I like. ๐Ÿ˜ŽYeah! No duh ๐Ÿ˜›who doesn’t like fruit??๐Ÿ˜›๐Ÿ˜›๐Ÿ˜›๐Ÿค” That’s also my favorite. FRUIT!๐Ÿ˜™ XD XD!!!๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ™‚ That is so cool ๐Ÿ˜ŽI already have two brothers I don’t know I would probably choose another brother.๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ™‚ LOL๐Ÿ˜‚ wow you’re the oldest sibling in your family that’s cool me too! ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜‹Do you have any questions about me?๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค” umm..๐Ÿค”. I’m going to think of 5 more questions to ask you๐Ÿ˜€

                1. What is your favorite type of fruit?๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹

                2. When did you start to paint, draw, color. So good?๐Ÿ˜

                3. Do you have a favorite movie?๐Ÿ˜Ž

                4. What’s your favorite book? ( besides the Bible)๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜Š

                5. Do you think you can think of 101 facts about yourself like Madison did?๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚

                Very, long comment. -sara โค โค โค

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                1. HA HA! Yep, we’re sisters. ๐Ÿ˜‰
                  I liked reading your answers, Sara! (Long comments are great. ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) Let me see. Questions for you… What is your favorite game? What do you mostly do in your free time? What is your favorite and least favorite subject in school? (Did I already ask you this? If so, you can skip it. ๐Ÿ˜› ) Annnnd, what kind of music do you like?
                  Now let me answer your questions for me. ๐Ÿ˜€
                  1. THIS IS TOO HARD. I love honeydew, pineapple, peaches, clementines, mangoes… pretty much any and all fruits except I don’t love bananas and apples as much – I like them, but don’t love them.
                  2. I’ve always loved to draw, since I was little. But I think I’ve really started to improve in the last few years, and even months!
                  3. Hmm. I like The Incredibles, The Sound of Music (though it’s super long), and The Giver was pretty good too. I like lots of other movies, though, and quite a few Disney-Pixar movies. ๐Ÿ™‚
                  4. Well I LOVE the Mysterious Benedict Society! Have you ever read it? If not YOU REALLY SHOULD BECAUSE IT’S AMAZING. Also I have tons of other favorite books, some of which I wrote down in this post: https://afarmgirlslife.wordpress.com/2017/07/22/25-incredible-books-to-read-this-summer/
                  5. Ha ha, I guess I probably could, but it might take a while. XD I want to update my About page and add some random facts to it… but maybe not quite 101. XD
                  Oh goodness, my comment was quite long too! Oh well, long comments are fun, right? ๐Ÿ™‚

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                  1. HA HA! That’s cool!๐Ÿ˜€Yeah! It’s fun typing and reading comments๐Ÿ˜‰ umm.. What type of game? Bord games? Or like out side games? I read the Bible in my free time i also like to write, play with my rabbit and go on a walk๐Ÿ˜„ i like spelling and math a little bit bit dislike History and science although science can be interesting. (Sometimes)๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜› i like planet shakers and alot of Christian songs. Oohh those are awesome fruits i LOVE raspberries blieberries and all fruit GOSH i dont know ehy but i really dont like bananas I’ll eat them if I (have) to but yuck lol I don’t like apples very much either! Wow we have a couple things in comman!๐Ÿ˜Š COOL! I loved to draw and paint when I was 3 and up and got better and better (not as AWESEOME and intelligent as you are ๐Ÿ˜‰) wow I have the movie the sound of music me and my family watched it 3 days ago! And the incredables is so funny to! Whoa ok I’ll have to check that book out ๐Ÿ˜‰ ok I’ll check out the post to! Lol I’ve tried making 101 facts about me but I only got to like 30 XD I’m kind of boring LOL yeah right? Long comments are fun!๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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                    1. Hmm. Well let’s do your favorite board game/card game AND your favorite outside game! ๐Ÿ˜€ And I liked reading your answers! Aww thank youuuu! What do you like to draw best? Neat! Ha ha! XD Well maybe you could think of more if they were really random…? Maybe I should try that sometime and see how far I get. XD

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  3. Wow I did a lot of emojis that time XD XD!! Wow not even a single typo that’s crazy that’s like not normal for me cuz I always make typos

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  4. Hmm… my favorite bord or card game I don’t know I dontbplay board or card games much but uno can be fun! What about you? Playing hide a seek is really fun when you have alot of people but doing it in fl is harder becouse of all the critters lol๐Ÿ˜‚ I like playing water balloon fights! Aww.. your welcome. I like to draw horses and animals but not very good at drawing horses they are pretty hard! But your are super good at drawing horses! XD it’s kind of hard I thinking going to try and think of 100 face about me XD do you have any more questions? How about… What’s your middle name? I might have already asked you this but idk lol

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            1. Oh yeah! I’m so sorry I totally forgot about that. XD But my preference would be Team Lavender, and then if that doesn’t work, I don’t have a strong opinion either way for my second choice. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  5. Loved this! 27,000 Chickens??? wow! I have four(: I’m guessing that all those chickens don’t have names…right? XD
    ~Audrey Kate/theJunebugblog

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  6. Nice to meet another farm girl! I live on a farm in South Africa with lots of siblings ๐Ÿ™‚ I also enjoy drawing, baking and photography ๐Ÿ™‚ You have a great blog!

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    1. Hey, Zielle! Ooh, really? I don’t know if you told me before or not, but I’ll go check it out! Unfortunately I don’t think this is the best time for me to join a writing contest as my family is pretty busy fixing up the new farm for when we move, so I don’t have a very predictable (or empty) schedule. :/ So sorry about that, dear, and I hope you can find someone to fill in!

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      1. Thank you so much for checking it out! I don’t think I told you this, but it is my Mom’s blog. Did you follow? I was just curious, but you don’t have to follow.

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  7. I’m also in the process of starting a blog about our farm family. My husband and I have 4 girls so its based around the 4 girls and life on the farm. Its only in the beginning stages so I wanted to find others that blog about farm life to get an idea! Your site is beautiful and I look forward to reading through all of your past blogs.

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    1. Heyyy, Jo! ๐Ÿ˜€ Ha ha, weird is okay. XD Yeah, we’re doing alright, I think! It’s a little crazy with going back and forth between farms, but hey, it certainly adds spice to life. ๐Ÿ˜‰ HA HA no, I did not drink too much of their sweet tea. XD The renovation is going… well, pretty slow, honestly. But it’s exciting to see all the new fresh paint!
      Thanks for checking in on us, Jo. That was so sweet! โค

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  9. The happiest of birthdays to you, Allison! Thank you for being one of the kindest bloggers around – you’re one of the most admired users on WordPress, I can assure you. โค Thanks for being a wonderful friend and pen pal and for being such an incredible artist – HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

    P.S. I sent something in the mail a few days ago, so hopefully it should arrive soon! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  10. Hey Allison.. I know I’m a horrible friend for not saying it sooner since it was your birthday a very long time ago…but…
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! *toots horn* *blows one of thost little… rolly thingys* *sings birthday song* Anyways… I hope you had a WONDERFUL DAY!!!! And I’m sorry I haven’t sent you anything yet… I hope you don’t mind a really late birthday present in the mail…? If you do, then I don’t have to send anything… But I probably will anyways.. If I have time, I’ll try to send it soon, if not.. it can maybe come the same time as Megan’s birthday present…which would be a long time from now…but.. ANYWAYS…
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR FRIEND! Thanks for all the ways that you’ve encouraged me through comments and posts these last few years of our friendship! Love you girl! I HOP YOU HAD AN AWESOME DAY!

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    1. Oh K. A., you’re not a horrible friend at all! You’re an AMAZING one, and I’m so blessed to know you. โค And really, no worries that you forgot – I do that too. XD
      But anyway… THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH! (By the way I never know what to call the rolly things either XD.) I did have a great day! And hee hee, of COURSE I don't mind a late birthday present! I'd love that! Sure, whenever you want to send it is totally fine with me. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Awww thank you so much again, and thank YOU for doing the same! โค

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      1. Aww… Don’t you go and make me cry! ๐Ÿ˜‰
        Haha!! XD You are SOOO welcome!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ I love you, Allison! Thanks for all you’ve done for me as well!! ๐Ÿ˜€ No problem!

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  11. Hi! I just found your blog and I’m excited to learn more about you! How many siblings do you have and what are their ages? How old are you?

    P.s I LOVE your name!

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    1. Oh dear, I don’t know how I didn’t see this until now! O.o Anyway, I guess I’ve kind of already answered all those questions by email, but thank you so much for the comment! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  12. Wow! I’m homeschooled, soon to be a middle schooler, I love reading and writing (I want to be an author), I’m Christian, I love drawing, I love animals, I love green, blue, and mint, I love baking, I have hens (only 12 and they don’t lay yet), and I love doing crafts. I love this blog!

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  13. Dear Alison,

    I just discovered your blog when I googled ideas for pen pal letters xD I love it! You seem like such a kind and genuine person, and I bet we would get along very well, as we both like to read a lot! (I haven’t read War and Peace tho……very impressive! ๐Ÿ™‚ I once had a blog, technically it’s still active, but I haven’t posted in forever (cause you know, life gets in the way sometimes). Anyway, here’s the link if you want to check it out! Again, I love your blog and can’t wait to see more of it!!

    ~Mary Grace
    https://theroadtothereandback.weebly.com/

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    1. Hi there, Mary Grace! It’s so nice to meet you! Wow, really? That’s great! ๐Ÿ˜€ Aww, thank you so much. โค
      Yep, I sure love reading! ๐Ÿ˜€ Ooh, I'll definitely go check out your blog. ๐Ÿ™‚ (And ha ha, I know what you mean – it's hard to keep up a consistent blogging schedule sometimes. :/)
      Thanks for the comment, dear, and I hope you enjoy my posts!

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  14. Ooh, I love seeing your finally completely updated post! And the last picture. ๐Ÿ™‚ And the second to last. I seriously love that one…

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