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Hello there! Nice to meet you, my name is Margaret.
I am a homeschooled high school student and I am the second oldest of 7 kids.
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This is my great-grandmother’s fudge sauce recipe. I make it all the time and it is one of my favorite things to put on ice cream so I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Ingredients:
Hello friends! It has been a hot minute since I was on here but I thought I would share a few pictures from a recent project. One thing I always look forward to during the Christmas season is decorating. My mom always has me do a good chunk of it and this year, I gotContinue reading “Decorating our house for Christmas”
I have recently developed a habit that I thought I’d share with you guys. A lot of times, at the end of the day, it is tempting to go to bed feeling like a failure or some other negative thing of the sort. It is easy to look only at the bad things that happenedContinue reading “Toothbrush Affirmations”
Hello my friends! As I’m sure you know, Halloween was this past week and I wanted to share a little bit about my family’s Halloween with you. We have never done trick-or-treating simply because the neighborhood we live in does not have it. We do, however usually make costumes. I help my younger siblings doContinue reading “Our Halloween family feast”
Well, life happened (as it tends to do) and I am late with this post. Oh well. I want to talk today about a wonderful person whom I have the privilege of knowing. Her name is Elisanna. I have mentioned her on here before but this time I am dedicating an entire post just toContinue reading “An amazing friend”
I have read a lot of books and have gone through various phases of liking different kinds of books but I have always had a certain top 5 books that are my favorite.
My little brother, William is totally obsessed with animals, especially cats. We have had two cats in the past and they were outdoor cats. They both ran away, breaking William’s heart. Three weeks ago he discovered a kitten that was born in our backyard. He decided that he was going to get that kitten. AndContinue reading “We adopted a stray kitten!”
I make this salad dressing all the time for my family. It is very simple and only takes a few minutes. Ingredients: 3/4 cup olive oil 1/2 cup vinegar- I prefer balsamic but apple cider is great too if you like a little more tang 3/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 teaspoon pepper 1 tablespoon mustard
I just visited my birth place and favorite city anywhere, Washington D.C. I go there at least once a year and it always makes me so happy. This trip was even better than it usually is.My father, one of my brothers, and I went and stayed with our family’s best friends. They had another boyContinue reading “The best trip of my life: Best friends, march on Washington, and more”
I don’t have much of an “about” on my blog currently but that is changing! I am going to let you all get to know me a little more and just give you some facts about me. After I post this I will add an about page to my blog so you can easily seeContinue reading “Who am I? (my new bio)”
Hey guys, These are some of the ways I give myself energy and motivation to do the things I need to do or even to just get through my day. Of course, everyone is different so these might not work for you but I hope you can find something helpful Workout or go for aContinue reading “My top 5 ways to get motivated”
I have a lot of pen-pals. Some of them are a lot more faithful than others which can get a little annoying. So if you freak out about responding to letters or if you just don’t know how hopefully you can pick up a tip or two here. Don’t try to make it too fancy.Continue reading “How to write a no-nonsense letter”
Hello there friends! I thought I would share a quick, short little post about some of the books I am reading this summer. I finished my school year yesterday (WHOOO!!) so it is now summer reading list time! My mom just gave me a stack of books to chose from and read this summer. HereContinue reading “My Summer Reading List 2020”
My family has a tradition (for no particular reason) of having pancakes every Thursday morning and I am usually the one who makes them. Making pancakes for my family of 9 is a bit of a task but with a huge griddle and a very large cast-iron frying pan it only takes about 45 minutesContinue reading “Thursday Morning Pancakes”
COVID-19 has changed my life in a lot of ways as it has for so many people. Some of them are good and some of them are bad. This article is about all the things that have come out of this time for me. Writing this post gave me a much better insight into howContinue reading “How coronavirus has changed my life”
These are a few bible verses to read when you are feeling down or need encouragement. I have done something in my room which I have really liked and I hope you will consider doing the same thing.I have little cards all over the wall of my bedroom and office with bible verses, song lyrics,Continue reading “Bible verses of encouragement”
This is a list of my favorite books. Anyone who know’s me knows that I really don’t like fantasy. I don’t think it is evil, or scary, or anything like that. I just am not into it. All the books on this list are completely non-fantasy. 1. Heaven to Betsy by Maud Hart Lovelace ThisContinue reading “10 Non-fantasy books for teen girls”
I am making tacos today (it being Taco Tuesday) and I thought I could share with you what I do. You will need: 20 Taco shells or flour tortillas (depending if you like hard or soft shell) 1 cup grated cheese; cheddar, mozzarella, or anything you like 2 cups chopped Romaine lettuce 1 pound groundContinue reading “Taco Tuesday! Simple taco recipe”
Guacamole is one of my favorite things in the world and it can be hard to find ready-made sometimes. So make your own! I make this all the time and have for years. This recipe makes enough for one person to make a meal out of, or for about 4 people if you are usingContinue reading “Delicious Guacamole recipe”
If you are looking for some good, clean, upbeat songs for teen girls I have the list for you! Confident-Demi Lovato 2. The fools who dream- Emma Stone from “La La land” 3. Stand by you-Rachel Platten 4. Fight song-Rachel Platten
Pretend to go to sleep This is probably the best tip I have for you. If you are doing something other than just lying with the baby they will know that you are about to get up and leave them before too long. Don’t let them think that. They should feel like going to bedContinue reading “Tried and True Tricks to get a toddler to sleep”
I mean like, a REALLY MESSY room. Seen those? Maybe you’re a messy kid, a messy adult, or you have a messy kid. Either way, you might feel completely overwhelmed at the thought of attempting such a project as cleaning that person’s bedroom. It may seem impossible. Well that is where I come in. DON’TContinue reading “How to Clean a Really Messy Room”
This is a yummy, healthy, and easy smoothie. It checks all the boxes! I make this every morning and I think it is a great way to start my morning. You will need: 1 frozen banana 3/4 cup yogurt 2 tablespoons milk 1 tablespoon cocoa powder 2 tablespoons peanut butter Put everything in a blenderContinue reading “Banana, Chocolate, Peanut butter smoothie”
This is one of my favorite projects to do. Try it out! You will need: -Mod podge -Scissors -Old magazines (clothes magazines are best because they have the most colors) -Piece of cardboard, cardstock, or a jar made from glass or plastic -Foam paint brush and/or a popsicle stick
I discovered this one day when I was having a surprise party for my mom that happened to be the day after Halloween and needed my siblings to help me clean up without any fuss. All you need is a bag of skittles, jelly beans, or other very small individual candies. (Mints or chocolates areContinue reading “The Amazing Skittle Trick (how to get kids to clean up)”