Wednesday, February 26, 2014


Hey everyone! Head over to  Sarah's blog for a great giveaway! Her blog is sooo awesome, she's really done a great job posting on all sorts of stuff, funny, elegant, and yummy! Hope y'all win :)

Monday, February 24, 2014


My older brother took this picture a while back.
I love this pic! I took it a few years ago, and I'm very happy with how it turned out ♥
My older brother also took this picture.
I can't wait for spring!!!!

Ideas For Recycling Odd Socks

Hey y'all!

You'll have to forgive me if I speak (or rather write ;) a bit southern, I'm a southerner, and it's just kinda how I talk :) I hope you all don't mind!
  A few years ago, I was given a book called " Lost Sock! 200 Clever Ways to Use Your Single Socks"". It inspires those who have single socks (I'm not the only one who has that problem! :) to recycle them. Today, I hope to share a few ideas from that book with you.

The amazing book! You can order it from

1. If you have a dog, try tying  3 or 4 single socks together, knotting the ends securely.Tada! Now you can play tug-o-war with your puppy.
2. If you're in a more mischievous mood, you can stuff a bone or some treats inside a sock, then tie the ends. Have fun watching your dog go CRAZY trying to get to them!
3. If you want a toy you can play fetch with, put a tennis ball in the toe of the sock, tie a knot, put in another ball, and then tie another knot. Voila! You are now ready to play fetch.
4. If you have a cat, stuff a small sock into another small sock, tie a knot, and attach a string or old shoelace to the ends. Pull it around the house, and your cat will be in hot pursuit. You can also tie it to a door knob so that it dangles down, so the cat can bat at it.
5.If you have some catnip on hand, pack a sock with it and a few other small socks, tying or sewing the ends together.
  Okay, for those of you who don't have pets, here are a few more ideas.
6. If you are fixing to get on the phone, and would rather not be interrupted by your darling little siblings, hide around 25 socks, one with a special treat inside, and have the kids try to find them all. The winner is whoever finds the sock with the treat inside.
7. To make a sock jump rope, tie approximately 15 long socks together, or for something a little fancier, cut off the toes and sew a tube out of a variety of colored socks.
8. You can make a sock puppet by slipping a sock over your hand, and then drawing a face on it with a sharpy marker.
9. Fill a sock with stones and then tie the end for a small doorstop.
10. Instead of a coaster, slip the toe end of a sock over the bottom of a drinking glass in place of a coaster.

I hope you all were able to get some helpful ideas out of these suggestions :) Have fun!!!
    Abby Sue♥

All of these ideas are taken from "Lost Sock! 200 Clever Ways to Use Your Single Socks", with  a few slight alterations.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

To My Readers ♥

I just wanted to let everyone know that I'm very sorry I haven't been as regular at posting as I wish I could, I have a few posts I'm working on at the time that will be coming soon!!! Right now, life is very busy, as we will be moving sooon (surprise!). So, if I'm late on posting... please forgive me ;)

Saturday, February 22, 2014

All natural homemade face and body moisturizer

Recently, I visited one of my Mom's and my favorite blogs. Miss Jacqueline at Deep Roots at Home shared an all natural coconut based recipe for dry skin (face and body). Really, It's quite simple. And it WORKS!!!!!! Your skin will feel sooo soft after you put it on. I almost always put some on when I get out of the shower, or after I wash my face. Another great thing about using this moisturizer is that it helps with acne! Thankfully, I don't really struggle with acne, but once in a while I'll get a pimple. It actually makes your whole face look cleaner, and makes your pimples less noticeable!  So, here is the miracle moisturizer recipe :)

You will need: A small jar with lid
~enough Virgin Coconut Oil to fill the jar allowing 1/2″ head room
~approx 5-10 drops of your choice of Essential Oil(s) for every 1 TBSP of coconut oil.
Count out how many TBSP of oil you will need to fill your jar. Place them in a bowl along with your essential oils, and stir. Spoon into your little jar, and seal, being sure to write what essential oils you used on a piece of tape, or sticker. If you want a clean refreshing scent, try using Geranium (Rose), Sweet Orange, Lemon, or Grapefruit. For something more romantic, try Sandalwood, Cedar Wood, or Ylang Ylang. Or if you want something to encourage you to get the day going, try using Frankincense, Jasmine, or Mandarin. A lot of you probably don't have essential oils, but you can order some from Mountain Rose Herbs.  Hope you guys try this out, and find it as awesome as I do!

 P.S. Using this does not promote oily skin as long as you don't put tons on. Also, depending on the temperature you store your jar of moisturizer, it will either harden (if it's in a cool room) or turn into a liquid  soup (if it's in a warm room).

Thursday, February 6, 2014

The Sunshine Award!!!!!!

Hello everyone!
   Recently, a dear friend of mine awarded me the Sunshine Award. It is awarded to whoever's blog is the most creative, or interesting by the nominator. The way I understand it is, whoever is one of the nominees has to answer the nominators questions, and award the given amount of blogs the Sunshine Award, listing their own list of questions that they wish their nominees to answer. And it continues on and on. Pretty neat, huh?  
  First off, I want to thank Julia, over at , for nominating me. Thanks Julia!!! Now I'm going to answer her eleven question. Here goes;)

  1. What is your favorite chore? Probably rearranging and declutterizing (though it's not really an assigned chore :)
  2. What is your favorite book? Next to the Bible, probably Pearl Maiden, The Eagle of the Ninth, Little Women, Jo's Boys, or King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table ( I think they all tie :P)
  3. Do you like making pies? Yes.
  4. Have you ever been on a train? And if so, where were you going? No, never!
  5. Would you rather be cold or hot? Um, probably hot, 'cause then you can go swimming!!!
  6. What is your least favorite chore? Cleaning THE BATHROOM!
  7. Have you ever gotten a ripped up letter in the mail? If so, who was it from? Actually, I think I did once. If I remember correct, it was from my grandpa.
  8. What is your favorite birthday that you ever had, and why? I don't really have a favorite, I enjoyed them all!
  9. Did you like the last meal you ate and what was it? Yes, I did, it was a bagel with strawberry cream cheese spread, and honey roasted sunflower seeds. Yum!
  10. When was the last time you laughed and why? Probably just 50 minutes ago, when I put my cute little brother to bed ♥
11.What was the first thing you did this morning? Open my eyes.

Okay, now I'm going to announce my nominees, and then list 11 questions for you to answer. ♥ This is so fun!!!
 Julia, at
Sarah, at
Abigail, at
Noemie, at
Katrina, at
and Bree, at

1. What is your most used article of clothing?
2.What is your favorite quote?
3. If you wear nail polish, what is your favorite color?
4. If you had to choose, would you rather read a book, or watch a movie?
5. Do you have a favorite hobby?
6. Can you play an instrument? If so, what is it?
7. What is your favorite movie?
8. Have you ever made soap?
9. What did you do before you read this blog post?
10. What is your favorite color?
11. What is the best thing you ever did?

I can't wait to see your answers! Some of you have been nominated several times, those of you who have, just answer my questions on a comment you can leave on my blog. If you haven't been nominated before, I would love to see a blog post on your blog answering them and nominating your nominees!!! The only rules you have to follow are nominate as many people as you can, ask 11 questions, and answer mine.
  Hope you all enjoy this post!