Summer / Giveaway!

Hey everyone! Sorry that I haven’t done a post in awhile, I’ve had a very busy summer so far. I went on a road trip with my family ( which I’ll be sharing pictures of soon! ) and then I’ve been doing summer intensives at my dancing school, which means dancing for 35 hours a week. 😉 It’s been so much fun being able to dance so much, but I am glad that I get a month off now. What have you guys been doing this summer?


As a lot of you know, I started an etsy shop back in January, and I have decided to giveaway a few of my photos


There will be three winners, and each one will receive both the mountain and bird photo shown above. This giveaway will last exactly one week long, which means that it ends on July 21. Comment to let me know that you’d like to enter. You can also do the things below to earn extra entries. You get an extra entry with everything you do, just make sure to let me know which ones you do in the comments. 🙂

  1.  Follow my Blog via Email
  2.  Favorite my Etsy Shop
  3. Comment below on your favorite summer memory so far from this year



29 thoughts on “Summer / Giveaway!

  1. Hey Maddy! I’d like to enter! I already follow your blog, and my favorite summer memory is when my 14 year old friend Wyatt came and hugged me on the fourth of July and “my own personnel flurry!” He’s so goofy and sweet! I’m about to go favorite your shop!

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  2. I follow your blog and have favorited your shop. Your photography is super awesome! It’s been a really awesome summer…swimming, taking tons of photos and no school. xD

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  3. I don’t know if I can enter yet, but my favorite summer memory is when we went hiking in the Rockies. We ran out of water, but at the top you could drink straight from the streams! Also, because the top of the Rockies are a lot colder, we had a snowball fight in July. It was awesome.

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  4. Those photos are so beautiful!! And I’d like to enter! 😉

    Hmm… My favorite memory. Well, I’ve had my own room for about five years, but now that we’re moving and my older sister and I don’t have livable rooms yet, we’re having to share with my younger sister in her tiny room. They are sleeping in a bunkbed, and we don’t have room for another bed, so I’m sleeping in a hammock. On the first night both my sisters were telling me to be careful (though I’ve slept in hammocks before), so I was faking falling off for my little sister, and I almost fell off for real. It’s a lot funnier if you were there. 😛

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  5. I already favorited your shop and I follow your blog. =)

    My favorite memory so far this summer was going over to a friends house and they wanted to swim, but I hadn’t brought a swimsuit, so I just jumped in. It wasn’t very wild or daring, but I had so much fun, it was awesome. =)


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  6. Hi! I’d like to enter-I think I already follow you by email, but I’m not sure. I don’t do Etsy. Hmm…my fave memory of this summer…singing and playing guitar on my church’s stage with the praise team, being with my sweet cousins and going on a mini vaca with my family.

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  7. I’d like to enter. I have already favorited your shop. My favorite summer activity from this year was when I went camping to the beach with my family.

    If I win this giveaway I will re-give it away on my blog, if that’s alright with you.

    Thanks Maddy, for this giveaway! 🙂

    Allie D.


  8. I would love to do the giveaway!! My favorite summer memory is my weekend at Rodeo Bible Camp and I think I’m following your blog via email. I know I’m getting your posts in my reader but I’m not sure if that counts. Anyways, beautiful pictures and have a blessed day.


  9. Yay Maddy! 🙂
    I followed you blog. (well I already follow it)
    I favorited your etsy shop. (your pictures are amazing)
    And my favorite summer memory so far is going to camp with my youth group. (which I might be making a new one soon.)
    You’re awesome Maddy! 🙂


  10. Oh, yay! You have an Etsy shop! Well done!!! I have an Etsy shop, closed at the moment, but I plan to reopen summer/fall/when I get settled. I make handcrafted soap. I love that there are so many talented people on Etsy, such as yourself! : D


    1. It’s not very well known, but I do have one! 😂 That is so cool that you used to have one! Was there anything that you did to make your shop known? Id love for my shop to get more popular, but don’t want to seem pushy of course. You’ll have to let me know when you open it again! That is so cool that you make soap! I’ve only tried it once but it was a lot of fun. XD

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      1. I make melt and pour soap, and there are a lot of etsy shops also making melt and pour. I wouldn’t say I had a huge following or even medium, but I did get orders. There were countless times I saw others on soaping pages (I joined a few on Facebook, since I have a Facebook) who never got any orders. When I first opened shop, it was April 2014. And I only got like one order if not two. I messaged a soaper who had a decent following, and she said it took about two years for her business to become a business. Which is average. It takes about two years. I had my shop opened from 2014- to July 2016 (I moved from AR to FL, and now moving back to OH, which is why my shop is technically on vacation) I looked at competitors’ pictures. What did I like, what didn’t I like. And I had seen a comment that recommended using scrapbook paper. So I use scrapbook paper as a background when I photo my soaps. And that seemed to catch people’s eyes. I also try to have a variety of molds and fragrances, essentials oils in my soaps for people to try. Don’t sell yourself short, and don’t give up. Make it a product you would be interested in buying. If you don’t enjoy how it looks, see what others do that you like. And then put your own take on it. : )


      2. Thanks for the tips. That definitely helps. XD I am going to have my photography at some local craft fairs this summer which I am excited about. 😊I hope that the move goes well! My family is thinking about moving to a different state because of a new job my dad found, but we might stay here.

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      3. If you go to a fair, just check to see if you need a business license. (There is always some technical stuff when trying to sell, which isn’t fun. It depends on your state.) You should be fine because you can make so much $$$ before you even need to start counting that for taxes. But I say this, just so you’re aware. I see a lot of people who have no knowledge of the legal part, and I’d rather you have that information before you need to use it. I wish you the best with the summer fairs! That will be exciting! I just need God to guide my heart, and trust in Him giving us a phone call we need. Once we have that, I can get through this stressful move. But even now, I know He is at work, and I am leaning on Him to guide me to breathe, and let go of what I can’t control. Cause God can control all things. Prayers for your family, to do what is best for you all : )


      4. You don’t need a business license where I live. My mom has an etsy shop and has been doing fairs for years and she knows a lot about the whole business stuff. Thanks so much for your concern though. It means a lot to me that you’d tell me about it. I am praying for your family as well. We have moved before and I know that it can be stressful.

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      5. Oh that wonderful to hear! I’m so glad your mom knows about that stuff. I barely know enough, but wanted to share, just in case. That’s awesome you don’t have to worry about a license. Some places you don’t need them, others you do. Etsy you don’t. I’ve considered making some soaps this summer for a farmer’s market.


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