Around the internet

Hi there. Happy Tuesday and National Dog Day! Yesterday was August 25th. Do you know what that means? Four months until Christmas. That’s so weird. Anyways. Did everyone have a nice weekend? I spent time doing some of this…


Reading + drinking coffee + hanging out with Lola. Jimmy was right beside me, too. He just started reading A Game of Thrones and said he recommends it if you enjoyed the TV series. It’s the best feeling when I have some of my most favorite things all in one place!

I’ve been seeing a lot of blogger friends post links to interesting articles and websites lately, and I totally love those types of posts. It’s fun to discover new blogs and interesting information, so I thought I’d join in on the fun and share what I’ve been finding around the internet lately! I have a lot of randomness to share, so I organized everything into categories.

In the news

Magnitude 6.0 Earthquake Strikes Napa Valley – A slideshow of pictures and information about the earthquake that hit Northern California on Sunday. I’m definitely keeping Northern Cali in my prayers.

Call for Peace Ahead of Funeral for Michael Brown – The family of the teenager who was shot during a protest in Ferguson, MO has called for peace during his funeral.

Docs Urge Delayed School Start Times for Teens – What’s your opinion on this? I know my little sister is totally on board with a later start, haha.


Feeding Your Canine Athlete – An interview with a professor of clinical nutrition and sports medicine at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine on how much exercise qualifies a dog as an athlete and his opinion on raw food diets for dogs.

Beating Boredom – What Indoor Cat Owners Need to Know – Ten ways to fight cat boredom and stimulate your feline friend.

Six Tips for Mastering the Dog Walk – Cesar Milan explains how to get your dog to behave on your daily walk.


There’s Something You Should Know About Me – A wonderful post by author Holley Gerth about being an introvert. I can relate to pretty much everything in this post!

9 Bible Stories Hollywood Should Adapt Next – I would love to see the ones on Esther and Ruth. Those are two of my favorite Bible stories!

Why You Shouldn’t Give Up on The Church – “Solitude is wonderful. But many things in life, maybe most things, are better enjoyed with others. Including God. That’s why we’re called to worship with others, to study with others, to pray with others. And church is the outlet for that, an imperfect outlet, but the outlet nonetheless.”


20 Signs of a Hard Winter – Have you noticed any of these? I don’t even want to think about winter.

The Photography Tips That 96 Photographers Wish They Would’ve Learned Sooner – I’m always interesting in learning more about photography, and I think basic concepts can make a huge difference–fancy camera or not.

21 Ways Creative People Keep Themselves Inspired – Some ideas for keeping your creativity flowing.

From Blogger Friends

That One Time We Could Have Died by Rach at This Italian Family – A scary accident caused Rach to blog about her perspective on death and how God is the only One who we can fully trust.

Hope in Front of Me by Nicole at Just Live It! – “I see worse-case-scenario, and I panic over what might happen.  Instead, I should be looking to the future with hope.  The same God who has stood by my side in the past (who has shown me miracles) is still by my side now.”

The Craziest, Most Foolish, Best Decision I’ve Ever Made by Christina at Christina Does It All – Christina married her husband at age 20 and discusses why this decision was so crazy and awesome for her.

What interesting things have you read on the internet lately?

Feel free to share links in the comments!


  1. Your collection of links is very diverse and varied. 🙂

    I read this on this internet this morning. It’s interesting to me because I grew up reading the Little House on the Prairie books. Now, for the first time ever, Laura Ingalls Wilder’s autobiography is going to be published, “unveil[ing] experiences that informed her children’s books”.

    1. Thanks!! I was hoping I would share links that could please everyone!

      Thanks for the link to the Laura Ingalls Wilder autobiography! I can always count on you to find the coolest stuff out there! I added it to my Wish List on Amazon. I loved Little House on the Prairie books sooo much. Probably too much, because I always used to pretend to be a pioneer, haha.

      1. Haha, I did exactly the same thing! I used to pretend I was Laura and that the family Labrador was my pioneer pony! 😀 They are great books…I can’t wait to introduce my nieces to them.

  2. I love it when bloggers post articles like this! The Theres something you need to know about me is right on with me too!

    1. Thanks, Shelby! It was actually a lot of fun to make this post, haha! I always enjoy when other bloggers make posts like this, too, because I always end up reading funny or interesting new things!

      Isn’t that blog post by Holley Gerth amazing?! I just had to share it! It really hit home with me because I’m definitely and introvert, so I could relate to everything she said. I tend to feel guilty about being an introvert because I do want to do everything, but doing everything just doesn’t mesh well with my personality, haha.

      Thanks for your comment 🙂

    1. Any time, Leigha! I love learning new photography tips!! It’s definitely one of my favorite things to research (and attempt to apply to my life… haha). I’m glad you were able to spend some time reading. It’s definitely so relaxing. Love it! What book are you currently reading?

  3. I read a Game of Thrones! I totally ate up the whole series this summer! It is so addicting but I warn Jimmy…it’s super vulgar and sometimes I got a stomach ache reading it! However, George R.R. Martin writes his characters so well, some of the other content is worth suffering through. I never want to see the show after reading the books!

    1. I remember seeing that on your blog!! He told me that the show is pretty vulgar, too and that kind of annoyed him because he, like you, LOVES the character development by George R. R. Martin. I guess there are pros and cons to every book/author, huh?! Anyways, I will let Jimmy know you loved the whole book series! I’m sure he’ll be glad to hear that because he’s only on the first one now 🙂

  4. I love me a good link party! The article on being an introvert hit the nail on the head and I book marked the photography tips page. Thanks chica!

  5. Aww, I love seeing my blogger friends who are friends with my other blog friends! Small world even in the blog world. 🙂 I’m checking out the photographer tips one too! Thanks! 🙂

  6. later start time for high school? that’s some kind of brilliance. i’m a morning person now, but i remember struggggling to wake up as a teen – i’m not sure i was fully awake and functioning until second period. maybe i shoulda learned about coffee sooner? hehe 🙂

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