Hello, my friends!
I’m Allison, and I’m so happy to see you here! Let me start by telling you a bit about my blog, and then I’ll introduce myself more properly. 🙂
About this Blog
I started this blog in May of 2014, mainly because my sister Megan had to start a blog for school, and it looked so fun that I made one too. Blogging has been a big part of my life for 7 years now. I love this community – that means you guys! ❤
As you can probably tell from its title, this is a lifestyle blog. I mainly post about photography, adventures on the farm, art, and writing, but if something else interesting pops up, I’ll probably stick that in too! I hope my blog can shine a little ray of sunshine into your inbox and your day. 🙂 I write posts to bring myself and you guys joy, but most importantly, to bring God glory.
About the Blogger
I’m a 21-year-old Christian, artist, photographer, writer, and blogger. I also enjoy playing piano, exploring our farm, and just creating things in general. I live on a farm in Eastern U. S. A. with my amazing family and a collection of pets.
Here are some more facts about me, in no particular order:
We used to live on a dairy+poultry farm (shown above), but we moved to a different farm in early 2018. The farm we live on now is about 450 acres, and we also own a 250-acre farm about five minutes down the road. We kinda live in the middle of nowhere, and that’s just how we like it. 🙂
I call myself a farm girl simply because I live on a farm and love it. I love all of the wonderful space to explore, I love watching the crops grow and get harvested, I love having my dad come in for every meal and hearing what he did that day, and I love the many wonderful farm traditions that I get to participate in.
I have loved the color purple for practically my whole life. I also like cool colors in general… actually I JUST LOVE COLORS.
I’m the oldest of five kids: I have two brothers, Logan and Jefferson; and two sisters, Megan and Carmen. Megan has a blog as well.
We have a fluctuating number of pets, but currently we have one dog, two cats, five rabbits, and one miniature goat.
Authentic, deep conversations are one of my favorite things. But also laughter.
Some more things I love: stars and sunsets; making art; Romans and Psalms (and the whole Bible, of course); NEEEDTOBREATHE and Switchfoot’s music; handwritten letters; wildflowers and houseplants; fruit of all kinds; good books; cameras; the beach; friendly debates; and the scent of honeysuckle or lavender.
I enjoy listening to, playing, and singing music. I can only play one instrument – the piano – but I adore playing it.
I like words in various forms – in a book, in a word game, in writing (especially poems), and also just in talking.
Capturing and creating beauty is what I strive to do through any means I can – art, photography, and writing. I find beauty everywhere I look, and I can’t wait to see the shadows of loveliness on earth fulfilled in Heaven.
I went to private school through third grade, and was homeschooled from 4th-12th. They were both great experiences, but I prefer homeschooling. 🙂 Now that I’m out of school, I spend most of my time either working on the farm for my dad or making/selling/teaching art, whether through giving private art lessons or running my Etsy shop, The Color Box Studio.
Probably the first thing you’d notice about me is that I’m very tall: 5′ 11″. My whole family is tall, actually. My brothers are both taller than me now… *sniff*
I LOVE BOOKS. Always have, always will. A few of my favorites are The Mysterious Benedict Society series, the Anne of Green Gables series, the Narnia series, A Severe Mercy, Jane Eyre, and the Little House books. Classics are one of my favorite genres, if you can call it that.
I’m an introvert, but being with my friends makes me happy, and I’d probably be quite animated and smile-y if you met me. I have kind of a two-sided personality – I’m imaginative but practical, serious but funny, and logical but still feel deeply. I see two sides to everything.
You can often find me in my studio (picture above), making art, writing letters to pen pals, reading, or doing stuff on the computer. However, I LOVE nature, and one of my favorite things to do is explore the farm with my family.
Last but definitely not least, I believe in the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. I believe we are all sinners in desperate need of God’s grace, and that we’re saved by trusting in Jesus for salvation, by faith alone. I am passionate about my faith and could talk theology for hours, but that won’t all fit into an “About Me” page. If you want to know more about what I believe, please feel free to ask!
There we go! Hopefully you enjoyed getting to know me a little better. Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you’ll take off your shoes and stay a while. Have a lovely day, my friend!