We reached 100 FOLLOWERS! Thank you!

309 days ago, on August 1, 2021 I posted for the first time on this blog. Ever since then I have learned so much about marketing, my writing skills have improved, I’ve met so many other amazing teenage and Christian bloggers, I’ve gotten wiser and I’ve gained a total of 100 of you guys (my loyal and amazing followers; 98 WordPress and 2 emails!!!

🎉 WE DID IT, Y’ALL! 🎉

Oh, but did you think that was all? Nope! As an extra bonus, today was the day where we reached 1,000 likes on The Joys and Trials of a Christian Teen!

I want to give thanks to God for giving me the perseverance of to post almost every day and bringing me you guys, my Goodmommy for constant love and support, and all of you for going out of your way to follow my blog—especially those of you who frequently like and/or comment on my posts. I appreciate you all, and I thank you for joining me on my journey.

In celebration of this huge milestone, I would like to do an 100 followers special. After brainstorming and considering all of your suggestions, I decided that this time I would like to do an assumptions about me post. But there’s one thing that I need to do that . . . your assumptions.

To join me in this amazing achievement that wouldn’t be possible without you all, I would really appreciate it if you would comment a few things that you assume about me based on my appearance, personality, writing style, hobbies, or other things that you know about me already. Feel free to get creative with your questions! The only type of questions that I won’t permit is those seeking personal information such as age, DOB (date of birth), etc. Otherwise, have fun and ask away!

After I have received a good amount of responses, I will answer your questions for the special. I’m super excited to read and answer your assumptions about me! And thanks again for all your love and support. I’m truly thankful for every single one of you.

Have a happy day, God bless you all, and I’ll see you next time! Bye guys! 🎉

Happy Memorial Day 💙🇺🇸💙

On the last Monday of May every year, which is May 30th in 2022, people all across America are celebrating Memorial Day, when we honor the lives of American soldiers in the Navy, Army, Coast Guard, Air Force, and Marines for all the sacrifices they make every day, beginning in the moment they made the decision to serve our country.

Although my family doesn’t throw a huge party for this holiday—despite the fact that several family members of mine have served us–I firmly believe that Memorial Day is a holiday that deserves to be acknowledged; it gives us a chance to thank the people who leave their families for long periods of time to protect the people of the United States.

I’m quite sure that is a hard thing to do, especially being all the way across the world from home. Especially all while risking your life in wars, and sometimes loosing close friends in them. The nobility of every soldier deserves to be recognized.

Many families in America celebrate Memorial Day in a wide variety of ways. While some visit their loved ones at cemeteries, others join in at a local parade or have a family barbecue in celebration. I’m really curious, do you celebrate Memorial Day. If you observe the holiday, what do you do in order to celebrate?

I’m quite sure not all of you live in America, but it would be super cool if those of you who do have a family member who is or was an American soldier and celebrate Memorial Day would share how you observe the special day in the chat.

Once again, thank you to all American soldiers for your dedication and constant service to the people of our country. I pray that you have a peaceful, loving, happy, blessed day with those who you love, both today and many days to come. May God bless you all. ♡

Have a beautiful and blessed day everybody! See you next time! 💞🇺🇸💞

26 Simple Things that Make Me Happy ♡

Happy Saturday everyone! ♡

Everyday of our lives may not go exactly how we expected. But even when this happens, there tends to be some of the small things–the everyday gems that some can take for granted–that never fail to put a smile on your face. Believe it or not, it’s the little things in life that can make the most memorable, joyful, and brightest days of all. Here’s some of my everyday gems that never cease to make me happy.

1. Laughing with the ones I love.

2. The soothing sound of rain. It’s perfect for naps.

3. An unexpected hug.

4. Art. Whether I’m making it or viewing someone else’s it always makes me happy.

5. Matching my entire outfit. From my jewelry, to my socks, to my hair.

6. Hot chocolate. Especially on a cold or rainy afternoon.

7. Reading the Bible in the morning–there’s no better way to start my day.

8. Spending time with Goodmommy (a.k.a. my grandmother). She’s my best friend.

9. My betta fish, Peace; he’s like the baby of the house.

10. Singing. I can be a little shy when it comes to doing it in front of others, but I still love it.

11. A hot, long bath, particularly after a really busy day.

12. Binging my judge shows–and cooking competitions, too.

13. Helping and inspiring others.

14. Milkshakes.

15. Staying up late on the weekends.

16. Seeing people be kind to one another, regardless of their differences.

17. Taking naps

18. Roller coasters, even though I haven’t rode one in FOREVER due to COVID.

19. Organization. If you can’t already tell, I’m a perfectionist ;).

20. Writing and blogging.

21. Good music.

22. Chocolate. Boy, do I love chocolate.

23. Reading novels on the couch in my living room.

24. Rainbows, but especially when they are super vibrant.

25. The feeling of being early.

26. Pop Tarts–strawberry is my favorite.


Believe it or not, thankful people are some of the happiest people in the world. I truly hope that this was a reminder to you all that it’s important that we never take the little things in life for granted. Making a list of the things that make you smile is a great way to practice being thankful for all of life’s small (but valuable) treasures.

LET’S CHAT~What are the top 5 things that make you feel happy?

Have a beautiful and blessed day everybody! God bless you all and I’ll see you next time! ♡

5 Thoughtful Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day 💖

This Sunday is also known as Mother’s Day, where we celebrate the wonderful women whom God has blessed to deliver us into this world. No matter how old we are, our mothers are always an important part of our lives. They have given us their time through their nurturing kindness, everlasting wisdom, and love that lasts a lifetime.

So, on this special day of the year, it is important that we honor our mothers for their contributions in our lives, families, and communities. As a helping hand to everyone who has been contemplating what to do for their mothers this Mother’s Day, here are 5 thoughtful gift ideas that are sure to put a smile on her face.

Her Favorite Flowers

We can’t go wrong with a classic: a simple bouquet of our mom’s favorite flowers. Chances are, your mom has tossed around the flower or color of flowers that she likes the most. Not only are flowers beautiful with equally elegant aromas, but they can also show your mother that you pay attention to her comments and interests. A bouquet is a perfect way to show our moms how much we care.

A Gift Card

Most women have at least one favorite store or shop that they visit whenever they get some free time on their hands. Again, a good tip for gift giving is being attentive to little details such as this. A gift card is a cheap, simple, yet sweet way to treat your mother to a little something nice. After all they’ve done and bought for us on our special days, the least we can do is return the favor.

“Best Mom Ever” Mug

Does anyone here have a mom who loves a cup of Starbucks or home-made coffee in the mornings? If your response is “yes,” then a perfect gift for this Mother’s Day could be a quirky “Best Mom Ever” mug. A cup that our mothers can see and use daily serves as a constant reminder of our gratitude for every sacrifice that they’ve made for us.

Girls’ Spa Day

Most moms would love a day of relaxation. Therefore, what better way to meet that desire than by treating them to a nice spa day? Even if you don’t have the money to go out or you prefer to stay at home, you can easily whip up homemade face masks, a few robes, some cucumbers, and a nice dinner (with the help of a parent or guardian, of course.) No matter where the spa day takes place, your mom will surely enjoy it.

Sweet-smelling Perfume

Although every woman isn’t fond of the sweet scent of perfume, many (and I dare say most) are. If your mom happens to be a fan, then consider buying her a perfume of a scent that she enjoys. This is a great option for a gift, specifically if you are looking for something that will be long-lasting; a bottle of perfume could last your mother until next Mother’s Day!


Sure, materialistic gifts for Mother’s Day are always nice. However, we should never forget that the best gift our mothers could have for their special day is our time. Don’t feel pressured to get her something out of this world expensive; as long as she spends the day with her children, she will have a wonderful Mother’s Day, both this year, and every year to come. That’s something that no money could buy.

Thank you so much for reading, everybody! God bless you all! 💖

My early Valentines gift!!! | The Gift of Giving ❤️

Hey y’all! I hope you are having a beautiful Friday and week! Me and Goodmommy went out today for some errands, and we saw a lot of Valentines Day gifts in the front of our local grocery store. This year, many people are getting gifts for their loved ones early, which isn’t too surprising due to the latest grocery shortages.

While I was in my live class today, Goodmommy came over to my desk with this beautiful chocolate bouquet. She immediately told me that it was from her guy friend: he bought it for me as an early Valentines Day gift. I immediately let out a small “Aww.” Even though I was in my class, I couldn’t help but be touched that Goodmommy’s friend guy thought about me and got me something (after getting Goodmommy a beautiful red rose bouquet, which is absolutely gorgeous.)

I really appreciate that he bought one that comes with a cute glass and a balloon. They can both serve as souvenirs to help me remember the sweet gesture. The next time I see Goodmommy’s friend guy, I will be sure to tell him “Thank you!”

I absolutely love my gift, so much that I don’t want to open it and mess it up, LOL. I took a bunch of photographs with it, and I made a couple of collages, too (such as the one you see above.)

At this point, I think I’m going to wait until Valentines Day to open it. This way, I will be able to savor the gift and take pictures of it with my other gift—Goodmommy already told me that she got one for me. She truly is the best Goodmommy ever!

I thank God for all the gifts I’m my life, and this one is no exception. Giving and receiving presents is a blessing that we can use to spread the love of God. I love how when you give, you can put a smile on someone’s face. Just as this gift did, for me.

We should all remember that it doesn’t take a lot to give. Gifts don’t have to be big to have meaning or be special. The best part of a gift is that, if they come from the right place they are meaningful, no matter the size.

After all, God loves a cheerful giver!

Have a beautiful, blessed, and happy day everyone! God is good!✨

Top 5 Christmas Traditions that Help Make the Holidays Memorable | Blogmas Day 9

Top 5 Christmas Traditions that Help Make the Holidays Memorable

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Christmas is a special holiday, filled with love, family, joy, giving and sometimes gifts. While there are so many things that make this day special, there is nothing like the Christmas traditions. These activities that many people do each year to celebrate can make amazing memories and allow for quality time with our families and friends.

Let’s take a look at some of my favorite Christmas traditions ! ⭐️

Decorating the Christmas Tree

Every year, me and Goodmommy never forget to set up a festive Christmas tree. It’s just so satisfying to add our personality to it with unique ornaments and garlands to add a little texture. And that final angel or star on top wraps it all together like a bow does a gift. To me, Christmas trees are one of the best ways to light up our home with the Spirit of Christmas.

Christmas Movie Marathon

Sitting on the couch, binging classic and new Christmas movies is definitely a favorite in my house! The nostalgia that I get, and the laughter that it causes is so memorable, and a huge part of the reason for why it’s a tradition. Hallmark Christmas movies are our favorites to splurge on as soon as November begins!

Advent Calendars

I think that advent calendars are so whimsical, and bring even more excitement to the holidays as you wait for Christmas Day to arrive. The suspense from not knowing what trinket you’ll receive next makes them so fun to have. Especially as a family.

Gingerbread Houses

A good gingerbread house can definitely be a joy, especially when you have a close family member or friend by your side. Sure, they can be a little tricky, and messy, to put together, but it’s super fun to look at your work, when you’re done. And the best part? They’re edible, of course!

Christmas Dinner

When Christmas Day finally arrives, the anticipation is over. Me and my whole family get together, and we have a wonderful Christmas dinner. A huge part of Christmas is spending time with family, so any tradition that centers around my loved ones is one of my favorites.


Christmas traditions are simply ways that we celebrate the Christmas season. To be honest, these examples are just a glimpse of the many things that you can do with your family this time of year. The list is almost endless with many festive possibilities!

Have a blessed day, y’all! ✨

Gifts — Should We Keep Them a Surprise or Get Validation? + Poll

Gifts — Should We Keep Them a Surprise or Get Validation?

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Who doesn’t love getting gifts for the holidays? Sure, it isn’t the main reason why days like Christmas, Thanksgiving, and our birthdays are such a big deal, but it never hurts to get a present, large or small! But, one question that I think is overlooked about gifts is how we want to receive them.

Let me explain; some people might prefer their gifts to be a surprise, while others think that asking them what they want is better. A separate group might be in the middle, and think anything is fine. While all sides of the argument are solid, I want to discuss them today.

So, let’s get started!

Surprise Gifts: To be fair, I know a lot of people really like surprises. The ‘surprise factor’ can be what makes the gifts that we receive so special, especially when it’s exactly what we wanted. It could kind of ruin part of the fun when we already know what we are most likely getting for a special holiday (not that we shouldn’t be thankful for it.) And what if we don’t like the gift?

Asking them What they Want: Although this option might ruin the whole ‘surprise factor’, doing so will make it much more likely that we will be gifting a person with something that they truly love. This allows us to spend our money wisely, and it will make the person that we give the gift to happy, as well! It’s a win-win, as long as the giftee. (or the person who receives the gift,) isn’t a fan of surprises.

I truly think that whether my gift is a surprise or not, I will be thankful for the thought, in spite of. A gift is a blessing, and I know that no one has to give me a gift, unless they are doing it out of the kindness of their heart. Therefore, even if it isn’t what I would have picked, it’s the thought, or true intentions, that count.

I want to get you all’s opinions, as well. To get a good feel of which side is most popular among this community, new or not, I would really appreciate it if you would answer the following poll:

As well, please comment which answer you choose and why you choose it down below in the comments!

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Also, remember, the best gift of all is another second, minute, hour, and day alive! Each moment of our lives is a representation of God’s grace towards us. We should never take that for granted! 💙