t o d a y

today it’s been raining basically the entire day long. it’s one of those cozy days that you just wanna do nothing except read and drink coffee. except someone drank the last of our coffee and i need a new book to read, but i think i have one in mind annnd i can always go make a fresh pot so it’s still a good day. ;)

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what does your day consist of? :)

-jess ann

My cute cousin + update on life ;)

One of the things I love about photography is taking pictures of my adorable little relatives. :)

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He turned one in February and he is soo serious!!

IMG_5373IMG_5328 IMG_5296 IMG_5281 And he’s seriously so cute. <3IMG_5247I started writing this post 2 days ago but a lot of stuff has happened so for a quick run down; on Monday, my Great-Great Aunt passed away and her funeral was yesterday. She was 104 years old!!!!IMG_3590So this week has been busy preparing for that and some of our friends came down for the funeral and so we went shopping yesterday afternoon. 11156224_1595829534006640_6453812504843365839_nAnd now tonight there’s a volleyball game….so that’s basically it for now. ;) I really should go study (or rather, make) my Sunday School lesson for tomorrow sooooooo I will now depart. ;D Have a great weekend!!

-jess ann

You are special.

I’m not athletic.

I don’t look like a model.

I have a ton of quirks.

I’m not a very sociable person.

I talk about photography way too much.

I have a hard time making new friends.

I am messy.

I’m not great at school.

I giggle way too much.

I’m not a great singer.

I have a hard time putting my thoughts on paper.

I’m a very weird person.


But all of this is ok. Just because I’m not great at sports or school or singing; it doesn’t define my self-worth. Just because I don’t look like a model, doesn’t mean I’m not pretty. Mine (and your) personality isn’t based on how we look and the things we’re good at. Instead, it’s based on how we act and how we treat other people. I guess what I’m trying to say is, our flaws do not define who we are as a human being. Just because you don’t look like your best friend or weigh more then they do, it doesn’t make you any less worthy than them.

Psalm 139:13-14 says this: “For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.”

We look exactly how we were suppose to look. God created you and I the way he wanted to and He makes no mistakes. If God wouldn’t have wanted you to have blonde hair and freckles or maybe brown hair with brown eyes or any other color-He wouldn’t have made you like that.

“He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.” -Ecclesiastes 3:11

“But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.” -1 Samuel 16:7

So don’t try to look like everyone else. Don’t try to be like everyone else. There is only one you in the world, and you are unique. No one else is exactly like you and you are beautiful. Don’t let anyone try to tell you different. ;)

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-jess ann

Window Photoshoot

I have so many weird/odd/I-don’t-even-know-what ideas for photoshoots…..I was doing my school in my room, and it was raining outside as I was looking out my window and I got this idea that if I stood in the hall, I could take pictures like this: IMG_5118 IMG_5132 IMG_5219 IMG_5159 IMG_5151 IMG_5129    So that is how they turned out…..it was funny because everytime we heard someone coming, we’d duck back inside the window because I’m sure if someone would’ve seen two girls with their heads hanging out the window; one with a camera, the other with a hat (hat credits to Abigail btw ;)) they probably would’ve had their things to think about us..haha ;) 11121905_1592550591001201_559387448_n 11165824_1592550697667857_1532452559_n

-jess ann

Instagram Happenings?? 

Hey y’all! Ok so first of all I’m sorry if this post looks odd, I’m writing it on my iPod soo we’ll see how this goes. ;) I use Instagram kind of like a “photo diary” and I just post random snapshots/happenings of my life. So I thought I’d share a post of some of my recent Instagram pictures.

  ^this post is still comin’ ;)

 ^i LOVE ‘dreary’ weather like this :D

 ^Pretty much self explanatory :)

 ^the one on the left is my cousin and best friend, Abigail. :) Middle, me. Right, a friend. :)

 ^love Oklahoma sunsets!!

 ^already blogged about this ;)

 ^annd with Oklahoma, come tornadoes. :P

If you want to see more “Instagram Inspired” posts likes this, let me know!! :D

-jess ann

cake in a cup

Hey y’all :) today I’m sharing with y’all an awesome recipe which I got from here. It’s for a chocolate cake in a mug. I put the recipe in half as my mug wasn’t very big…..buuut I forgot to also half my cooking time lol….let’s just say you do NOT wanna overbake it!!!IMG_48571

  1. All Purpose Flour –  4 tbsp
  2. Sugar – 3 tbsp
  3. Cocoa Powder  –  2 tbsp
  4. Baking Soda – 1/4 tsp
  5. Milk  –   3 tbsp
  6. Oil   –   2-3 tbsp
  7. Vanilla Extract  –  1/4 tsp (optional)
  8. Chocolate Chips –  1 tsp (i used mini chocolate chips)

“In a microwave sagve mug(12 oz)/remkin, combine all the ingredients in and mix well using a spoon. Top it with some chocolate chips or nuts.
Make sure the batter fills only the half of the mug as the cake will rise while cooking.
Keep the mug with the batter in a microwave.
Microwave in full power for 2 minutes.
Cooking time might vary depending on the microwave, if the center of the cake is not cooked well even after 2 minutes and 30 seconds, microwave for a few more seconds.”

I would suggest to mix up everything first and then put your chocolate chips in and mix it. Also, I put in some extra chocolate chips. :) IMG_4864When my mother is in the kitchen, this is what happens…IMG_4865IMG_48671

And then it’s done!…IMG_48801Of course you need ice cream. ;)

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It’s amazing and so chocolatey and gooey. ;)

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-jess ann

Random Ramblings..

Hey y’all! :) So not too much has been happening around here….yesterday I did school, babysat, worked some in my garden, and rode horse with one of my best friends. I can’t wait until school is out and it’s warm every single day. Tomorrow I babysit as well. This summer I am going to babysit 3 little boys, two days a week, on the same day. Last summer it was just 2 little boys so I now have another one added on. So expect a lot of pictures. ;) Well…like I said, there isn’t too much going on around here. Actually, there’s hardly ever anything really going on since we live in the country in a small community…but that’s ok because I couldn’t imagine it any other way! :D Hope y’all have a good day!!! :)

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-jess ann