Saturday, December 22, 2018

Short Story Writing Contest

So, I decided since people seem to love contests so much and most bloggers are writers, I'm gonna have a short story writing contest.

well, I'll get straight to the point.


1. try to use the 5 points of writing a story:


2. incorporate these three topics into the story:

and the color yellow

3. try not to have more than 1100 words, just so it doesn't take me forever to read it

4. send your story to my email:

keep in mind that each story will be judged by how well you use the 5 elements of writing a story. and how cleverly you use your words. here's two examples:

"he put the star on top of the Christmas tree."

or "he dodged the green fir's prickles and gently placed the glittering star on the very top of the branches."

 I like detail. which one made you feel more like you were right there with the characters?

there'll only be a first place winner, and the prize will be a set of six homemade coasters that I woodburned on.

coasters are fun because they keep your drink from spilling on your mom's favorite table cloth, and they're super cute to have around the house.

if you win, I would recommend  you wait and give the prize to your mom for Mothers Day. or, you can always be selfish, too.

the contest ends FEBRUARY 1st, 2019 and I'll announce the winner on FEBUARY 15th. 

i probably won't be posting anything 'till after the contest, just so it will stay at the top of the page and you can get to the rules and deadlines easily. and plus, I really feel like a month long blogging break and this'll cover it up nicely.

I'm not going to run the contest if there's not more than two entries. so c'mon! don't tell me your not a good writer- or a writer at all. I need entries!! 

well, see y'all in February!


Friday, December 7, 2018

Top Ten Favorite Blogs Tag


1. Link back to the person who started the tag (Beth In Boots)

2. Thank and link back to the person who tagged you

3. show the main picture above

4. list your top ten favorite blogs and link back to them

5. include the rules! this is very important!

6. tag at least seven people if possible

7. have fun!







Livi Jane





Now I tag:







Livi Jane

Thanks for tagging me Alice!


Thursday, December 6, 2018

Animals, Snow, FOOD, and Art

here's some pictures of what I've been up to. I'm trying to get used to all the snow, dressing warmer than usual and doing less outside.

homemade brown-buttered Hershey's hot chocolate. I repeat: hot CHOCOLATE. distinctly different from hot cocoa and a million times better. here's my recipe (It's 100% made up by ME):
Serving size: 1 mug full


half bar of Hershey's chocolate (the same stuff you use on smores)

about 1 1/2 cup milk

2 tbsp. cream

2 tsp. brown sugar

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

2 tsp. butter

1: heat the milk and cream on the stove top

2: heat the butter (in a microwave or on the stove. we don't have a microwave so I just put it in a 2 cup measurer and melt it on a stove top burner) until it's bubbling and brownish colored. just don't let it burn.

3: add the Hershey's chocolate to the butter and let it melt. then add the vanilla and brown sugar.

4: add all ingredients to a magic bullet, vita mix or blender and blend till well mixed and frothy. then pour it into your mug and enjoy.

<3 <3 I love seeing all the cows lined up enjoying the grain I spoil 'em with. the sunset and haybales just make the picture.

My favorite kitty (mostly because she ain't orange)

I woke up one mornin' to a world covered in crystal snow. I rode my horse and her mane and tail was coated with a thick frost. it was gorgeous.

It was also foggy out. it woulda made a realll pretty photoshoot. besides the cold.

peppermint stuffed mini marshmallows over a candle. yummm. especially after getting your nose freezed off doing chores.

Landon and I went to our friends house for a couple days. My friend and I made LOTTTS of food.

^ potatoes fried in pig lard (I know PIG LARD sounds discusting, but its super delicious and not bad for you like deep fat fried French fries or donuts you'd get at McDonalds or something.)

our own made-up recipe of buttermilk garlic breaded chicken nuggets (GUYS. those things turned. out. AMAZING. i'm not tryin' to brag, but they were totally worth getting splattered with grease a million times. in the EYE specifically.)

and then for desert, we made NUTMEG CINNAMON DONUTS. <33333 and we ate them with icecream and watched Little House On the Prairie while we laughed our heads off at Nancy Olsoen.

 for breakfast the next morning we made crepes (and for the filling of them we made whipped cream and frozen berry sauce) and bacon. DELICOUSNESS!

here's our Christmas pics. we took them on Thanksgiving morning because it was nice out and the trees were covered with gorgeous crystal snow.

Ma and Pa


Landon Trae

Lawson Clae <3


Larissa Shae

I took these pics while riding with Law. I LOVE this one! It's so satisfying to watch him enjoy Nala. he can handle her just great. he clicks to go (he LOVES cantering the most, too), steers her with leg signals and they both just love jumping.
this picture above is what I imagined and pushed for the whole time I trained her. what a perfect pair, dontcha think?

playing my fiddle <333

I just love Dove mint chocolate. its the best.

more of my hot chocolate. while doing math.

We also weaned the calves. that means LOTS of sorting. it took two days for us to get finished because it gets dark so soon. and some of them got mixed up again so we had to re-sort. But its all finished now and I feel so satisfied.

well, that's what I've been up to! I've been adding to this post since even before the last one, that's why its taken me so long.



But the fruit of the spirit is love joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. and they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. if we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. let us not be desirous o vain glory, provoking one another envying one another.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Mini Forge

so, I was told that the pictures are unviewable. I tried to fix it, so comment and tell me if it worked please!!

tonight Lawson, Landon and I tried out our little mini coal forge that we made. (Mostly Landon made it though) He even made a set of mini tongs (only about 4 inches long) and a hammer. It's mostly for the horseshoe nail hooks that I make to put on my woodburned art. But tonight we made a mini knife only about an inch long. it's adorable!!

^my hand next to the tools^

Monday, November 5, 2018


I really haven't been posting much lately... so I'll try to make up for it in this post.

on Friday we got the cows in and gave 'em shots and pour-on. I didn't get any pictures :( :( :( :(
I ran the headgate and endgate of the chute.(so that means I opened the tailgate for a calf or cow, and when they'd come in I'd shut it real fast so another one wouldn't come in and squash it. then after it got pour-on and (if it were a calf) a shot i'd let it out. Dad did the shots and Landon did the pour-on and we had a friend get them in from the corral behind the barn. he kept growling a the cows to scare them, it was the funniest thing.  we got all of them done that SAME day before the snow came. their was still some stragglers so we went riding to get them. the horses were really frisky because it was windy and cold. that made it more of an adventure though.

also Lawson had his eighth birthday not long ago. my cousin and I made him a chocolate cake (it was really good, but we didn't have powdered sugar for the frosting so it wasn't the right texture because I just blended crystal sugar in the Magic Bullet. haha...) and mom and him filled a pinyata with toys and candy. the only thing that day lacked was balloons. haha we had some we just forgot.

these two are just the cutest pair :)

law and I went riding before the snow. it was sooo much fun. we set up jumps in the arena and Nala (Lawson's palomino that  I'm training for him) just loved it. she's got such smooth gaits I love it. just perfect for a little rider like Lawson. then I asked him if he wanted to go check on the cows in the pasture and he said, "well, whatever you decide determines what we'll do." lol!

I've also been woodburning. and knitting presents for people. (Because if I make Christmas presents now, they won't suspect anything. ;) )


Larissa made this dirty chai for me. it was SOO. good.

I love my watch. :) and my married (and now pregnant!!! yay I'm so excited!!!Guys, I finally get to be an aunt! I guess its gonna be a boy. but I'm not sure. the only sad thing is that they live 9 hours away AND in a different country) sister brought that cowrie shell home from her recent mission trip and made it into a bracelet for me. <3


Sunday, October 14, 2018

Wood Burned Art

Hi!! I'm back to wood burning again!! I just added a new CUSTOMIZE YOUR OWN PAGE today!you can check out my new stuff at The Wood-Burners Corner

here's a little sample:

~lexah rae

Wednesday, October 10, 2018


This morning it snowed big, fluffy white flakes! I'm sorta surprised 😳
 I wanted to horse around more before it got slippery. Oh well. At least we have a cozy barn. In the winter I don't train my horse as much as I sit on her or brush her out, and I feel like we bond a lot more. So I think this winter will be pretty fun even if I won't  be riding and roping and galloping.

Here is a picture


Short Story Writing Contest

So, I decided since people seem to love contests so much and most bloggers are writers, I'm gonna have a short story writing contest. ...