>Anne<

Ghost in the Graveyard…?

Every so often, my grandfather will take a few of us kids to Pennsylvania to plant flowers around graves of our relatives.
One year, my younger sister Grace and I decided to go with him on his upcoming trip. Our brother had told us that there was a tomb at the cemetery, and we wanted to see it.
So, we went with our grandfather and planted flowers around the graves. After we were done, we told our grandfather of how we wanted to see the tomb. He pointed to the top of a hill where we could see part of the tomb He told us he would drive around to the other side, and we could meet him there after we saw it.
Grace and I were very excited as we trudged up the hill with our camera and flashlight
When we finally reached the tomb, we were rather scared. Five cement steps led down to the tomb door.
Slowly, we descended them, and I began a video on my camera.
Cautiously, we walked to the metal door and looked in.
At the left there was a shelf… a coffin laid on that shelf.
That alone freaked us out.
All of a sudden, we heard a rustling sound within the tomb!
I exclaimed, “Grace? What was that?!”
Without a word, she took off up the steps, screaming as loudly as she could!
This startled me, because I wasn’t expecting her to do so. I took off running after her and we both ran down the hill and jumped into our grandfather’s car.
We never knew what that noise was.
I convinced Grace that it was a rodent of some sort, but sometimes I wonder…
How did it get in a sealed tomb with only a small broken window?
The sound we heard was made by something large…
Something too large to fit through a broken window…
Was it a rodent at all?

I know that there are a lot of girls out there who may be depressed about being still single. I found this quote and thought it was very neat. I also felt compelled to post it. Hope it helps someone out there.

FullSizeRender

So I’ve tried tons of acne solutions, store bought and home made.

I’ve tried most of these home remedies just so I could make this post and tell you, from experience, how it worked out. So if any of you want to try them, here’s how they worked for me.

                                    Home Remedies

  1. Honey-Cinnamon mask: I didn’t stay with this one for long because I didn’t like the feel of it. It was very sticky(as you probably guessed😉) and after you wore it for a while it kinda started to burn a bit(probably from the cinnamon content). But this is how it goes. Mix 2 Tbsp. of honey with 1 Tbsp. of cinnamon. I had to add more honey to make it a paste, so just add however much you need to to make a mask texture. I left it on for 15 min. but you can leave it on for less or more. It’s up to you.
  2. Aspirin mask: I just tried this once and it seemed to work really well and fast. Crush as many aspirin tablets as you want (or just enough to make a mask) and add a couple drops of water to the crushed aspirin. Not too much or it will be too watery. If you have a lot, spread it over your entire face or just do spot treatment. I left it on for maybe over 15 min. This is also a good treatment to leave on over night. It dries in a matter of minutes and you don’t have to worry about getting it on your bedding like the honey mask.

 

                                     Store Remedies

450
Biore products are rather expensive and these two that I’ve used have made my face all red after their use.
biore-deep-pore-charcoal-cleanser
Be careful how long you leave Biore on. It can be harsh on sensitive skin.
41gyannui1l
I’ve used this for a couple months. At times I thought it was working and other times I wasn’t sure. Equate Beauty products are cheaper than St. Ives and they probably work just as well.
41kni-5pwcl
This stuff is amazing. It leaves your face feeling so fresh and clean. I didn’t use it for long but I haven’t given up on it yet.
52db795d-1504-40ee-9b61-c3580be144a9_1-69942cb2762f3776c60cd9ec36702d05
I just bought this stuff at Wal-Mart. It’s relatively cheap and I’ve been using it every morning. It seems to be working. The bottle says not to leave it on too long and I did once and it made my face all red. Be careful  if you’ve got sensitive skin.

 

Everyone in their life struggles with forgiveness. No matter how much you may want to tell yourself you are perfect, you just aren’t. I’m sorry. It’s the plain, naked truth.

Sometimes I don’t want to tell myself that I haven’t forgiven someone. I desperately want to forget about it, so that I don’t have to forgive them. That isn’t the way it works, though.

The first step to forgiveness is realizing your sin. You have to take a step back from life and think about it. Realize that you have sinned, and then determine to fix that.

Second, you need to make yourself right with God, because you can’t have the relationship he wants you to have with him if you are holding hurt/angry feelings against someone else.

Third, no matter how hard it is, you have to forgive the person. God has forgiven you, He even sent His own Son down to earth to save you from your sins! Even though it seems like the end of the world when you have to admit your wrong, it isn’t. Just remember what God did for you.

I am still working my way through this… I don’t often hold bad feelings against people, but sometimes it is just too hard to forgive someone. I have been holding on to my anger for almost five years, and it’s weighing me down. I didn’t even realize I was holding this pain until three years ago. I have seen how it has affected my life. I want to get rid of it, but the only way to do that is to admit “I was wrong. I’m sorry.”

Is there someone you are having a hard time forgiving? Do you not know where to start in your forgiveness process? Here is a collection of verses from the Bible. Go pull your Bible out and search these verses to help you.

  • 2 Thesalonians 1:11

  • Ephasians 6:10-17

  • Psalm 103:8-12

  • 2 Corinthians 5:17

  • Colossians 2:13

  • 1 John 1:9

  • Colossians 3:13

  • Psalm 31:24

  • Psalm 121:7-8

  • 2 Thessalonians 1:11

  • James 1:19-20

  • Proverbs 15:1

  • Colossians 3:8-10

  • Ephesians 4:31-32

  • Philippians 4:8

-Brook

Dakota is our Morgan Paint mix……I think. I know for sure she is part Morgan but I’m guessing about the paint part. 😉

I was going to ride her today but after realizing how long it’s been since I rode her last, I quickly changed my mind. She was being really snobby because she’s been in practically all winter. She stays at my grandparents’ house and they live just outside  a small city. There is a really busy road right by them and we don’t have a lot of land to ride her on. But last year I rigged up a sled behind her and i rode her all around while pulling my siblings on the sled. It was tons of fun.

I brushed her out down by the house and she protested the whole time. I’m hoping that maybe tomorrow that my sister and I can take her up to a field behind us and lunge her. She really needs it. I just have to find my lunge line.

SDC10033
An almost clean horse. Is that even possible?
SDC10034
Someone needs her bridle path cut.
SDC10027
Say cheese!
SDC10030
My audience.

 

I was really disappointed when I forgot to shut her paddock door and she got out in the mud. Does anyone want to take a guess what happens when a freshly groomed, rebel horse is loose in the mud?

SDC10043

I was very lucky to get any pictures today. She totally refused to pose . I had to be quick.

SDC10041

SDC10053

SDC10064
My baby Hadley follows me every where. Probably not the best idea around a skittish horse.
SDC10062
Skippy

I finally got sick of her attitude so I found my lunge line and lunged her despite all the mud.

IMG-20170412-00075

IMG-20170412-00077IMG-20170412-00076

IMG-20170412-00078
Country girls like mud……because they don’t have a choice.

What girl DOESN’T  like clothes?

                  None!! 🤗

What girl DOESN’T like to go shopping for clothes?

                   None!!🤗🤗

Anywhere I go and I see clothes, I go crazy! 😍And I’m not particularly a girly-girl. I love the outdoors and often have mud splattered on my blue jeans. But I’m a girl. I’ve got that girl instinct to love clothes. If you dumped me in a jungle with only one outfit i would probably go crazy. Something i love a little more than clothes is shopping for clothes. 😉

So in this post I’m gonna give some tips for shopping.

  1. If you know you are going shopping that day then wear a shirt that buttons up the front. That way when trying shirts on, you don’t have to worry about messing up your hair updo.
  2. Wear slip in shoes instead of boots or boots that zip up the side and are easy to put on and take off.
  3. When it comes to purses  and shopping , the best kind is a big purse with handles. I just think that’s the best kind because 1.) it won’t get lost in piles of closes like a small wallet would and 2.) you can hang it on a peg in the dressing room.  Or if you prefer, put a lanyard on your wallet so you can at least hang it up and keep an eye on it. Nothing would ruin your shopping spree more than to lose your money.
  4. I have one rule when shopping: Fall in love with the price before the item. It is unwise to spend an outrageous price on a shirt just because you loved it so much. So I avoid new clothes that just came in and I go straight for the clearance rack. If I see a cute article of clothing, I look at the price first before looking at it more or trying it on. You feel much better at the end of the day knowing you didn’t buy the full priced items.

So those are my shopping tips. I hope they helped y’all. ~Anne