Friday, January 30, 2009

Bookmark Giveaway

Everyone who loves reading, this will be a GREAT giveaway for you. Hannah is having a book mark giveaway. She is giving different styles, that she has created by hand. You can go HERE for the directions of entering this contest.


I am not sure what has gotten into me. But all of the sudden I am drawing. I am not a really good drawer yet. But I can only draw straight stuff like houses and buildings.

This is what I drew:

Two story house. The top part looks a little darker. I also drew a garage connecting to the house.

My most colorful drawing I drew. It is an old-fashioned school house.

Dog house with spike collar. This was also my first dimensional drawing.

I drew a barn long time ago. I think I chose the wrong color.

All of these drawings were free-handed. I hope that I'll be able to draw people and animals in the future. If I draw anymore pictures I will post them.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Wordless Wednesday #1

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

A Young Maiden's Daybook: Week 2

Today... Jan. 26, 2009
Outside my window...Cloudy and a bit warmer
I am thinking... about the future
I am thankful for... friends
I am wearing... denim skirt, brown shirt, and bare feet
I am reading... So much more by the Botkin Sisters, and The Princess Adelina by Julie Sutter
I am creating... clean clothes
One of my favorite things... listening to music
For education this week... book report and crafts
A keeper at home skill I am using/learning... cleaning
A spiritual lesson I am learning...gossip, see last post
A godly character trait I am working on... gossip, see above
Bible verse I am memorizing... Proverbs 13:2
For the rest of the week... I am still doing laundry and hopefully do the bed sheets
Picture I thought of showing you...

Above: This is our newest hen, China.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

My Blog and Life


This is where I'll be posting about my life, simple living, and my daily experiences about being a handmaiden.

I wanted this post to be about my life and what my blog is about. So let me get started by telling a little about myself.

My name is Alli. I am a 16-year-old home-schooled, Christian girl. I have been home-schooled since I finished eighth grade,. I am now in tenth grade. My family and I are urban-homesteaders, trying to live our lives like God wants us to live.

The only animals we are raising are two flocks of hens and chicks, two dogs, two cats, and three fish tanks. Every spring and summer we do a lot of gardening. Every year we try new things to grow. We are also trying our best to grow a fall crop.

I love singing, blogging, writing, drawing, and reading the Bible. I believe in homeschooling, gardening, and God. I go to almost every youth service at my church.

I am living under my father's roof until God brings me my prince, if it is His will. When I grow up I want to marry a good, country, Christian guy. I want to start my own family, home-school my kids, and Iive a country life.

I want to do everything in my life to please God. I am also trying be feminine.

I hope that you will like my blog, and that I might encourage you. Every Monday I will do a "Young Maiden's Daybook", and every Wednesday a "Wordless Wednesday".