13 years ago today…..

Hello hello friends! Today I’ve got some exciting news to share! I’m officially a teenager! πŸ˜€ Since today is my birthday, I thought it would be fun to share some pictures of me from younger years + some goals + 50 (extremely random) facts about me!

And before I start, I want to thank you all so much for your kind birthday wishes! Already I have received some, and they have all made my day!

Also, I’m leaving for camp later today, so I will be at camp till Friday afternoon, so I if don’t reply to your comment or birthday wish, please know that I will be reading it when I get back, and desperately wish I could haul my computer to camp with me XD

Now for pictures! These aren’t in order or anything, and these are some of my favorite photos from past years!

Please know that if my outfits look um, interesting, that I don’t wear the 5-9 year old style anymore. XD


I absolutely adore this photo! I just look so happy don’t I? πŸ˜€


Isn’t that ice-cream funny? I can see why I was so excited though. πŸ˜€


This is probably one of my favorite photos from my childhood, me and my dad sitting (with his favorite hat that he still wears) on the edge of a sailboat. And hey, my outfit actually matches this time, so we’re all good. XD πŸ˜›

DCF 1.0

Baby me. πŸ˜›

Fun Fact: As a baby (and young toddler) my hair was super curly. Then for the longest time it was stick straight. And now it’s wavy again? Like isn’t that weird? Also, you can’t see my hair wavy in my profile picture, I think I straightened it that day.

H 1


I’ve always liked to design things. I have no idea how I ever thought I could make that complicated doll backpack at age 7 (or 8) XD


Ok, this is a funny picture. We used to have chickens, and I was very frightened of them (for some weird reason) Even when they were babies! XD My parents really wanted to get a picture of me holding one of the baby chicks, and so this is the one they got. Ahem, a very scared me. πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜›


This was sort of recent (2016) and it is the only picture that I actually like from that photo-shoot. I really dislike my hair that length (I was growing it back out from when I donated it), I hate that jacket, thingy, and I don’t really like the skirt. The boots and the shirt are okay though. XD

Self pic

This is a picture of me last summer, with super short side bangs. I’m not going to tell you the story behind those bangs, it’s complicated. Ahem, I used this as my profile picture for a long time, and actually sort of like it still. (except for the ugly shadow, yikes) XD

Another random thing that I really can’t understand is why my hair (in most of the older pictures) was always parted straight down the center. I don’t know why that bothers me but it does. XD

-13 Goals For 13

  1. Pray every day. And by pray every day, I mean not just mumbling the words, but actually having a conversation with God. πŸ˜‰
  2. Start a new self-hosted website + business.
  3. Finish writing and editing my book.
  4. Do some form of exercise every day.
  5. Bullet Journal – I’ve totally fallen off the wagon. XD
  6. Read, and not just magazines.
  7. Work harder at school.
  8. Be more productive.
  9. Take more pictures.
  10. Be more organized and keep my spaces clean.
  11. Grow in my relationships with others.
  12. This ties to the last point: Be more friendly with others.
  13. Do something dangerous + daring. To some extent.

-50 Facts About Me (just for fun)

  1. I love making things.
  2. I like pretty things.
  3. I live in a small town.
  4. I want an I-pad.
  5. I used to crochet more.
  6. I am currently super busy.
  7. I like flowers.
  8. I have a lot of favorite books.
  9. I have a lot of ideas.
  10. I have a lot of hobbies.
  11. I’m really tired right now.
  12. I like skinny jeans.
  13. I got a pair of converse for my birthday.
  14. I am listening to Overcomer by Mandisa right now.
  15. It is 4:59 P.M.
  16. I just got a solo at piano, and it’s really hard.
  17. I’m going to camp and am not very excited.
  18. Today is 7/24/18
  19. I like doing nothing with friends.
  20. I haven’t been to the beach in forever.
  21. And I want to go back.
  22. I use a PC.
  23. I don’t like laptops.
  24. I love emoji’s.
  25. I like tea.
  26. I stay up way to late.
  27. My hands are sweaty from typing.
  28. I just finished writing for the day.
  29. I have to go grocery shopping tonight.
  30. I haven’t packed anything except books for camp.
  31. I take way to long to pick out outfits.
  32. I love going shopping.
  33. I love October.
  34. If this were a perfect world there would be school on the weekends and none on the weekdays.
  35. I wish school didn’t start so soon.
  36. I wish there were only 100 days of school rather than 180.
  37. I’m starting to complain.
  38. I need to go pack.
  39. I love music.
  40. I like listening to music while I write.
  41. I want to own a popular business.
  42. I like expensive things.
  43. I love reading the Magnolia Journals and HGTV Magazines.
  44. I’ve only got 6 more facts to write πŸ˜€
  45. I’m on Chapter 8 of my book.
  46. I’m trying to write 400 words on my book every day.
  47. I use Photoshop to make my graphics.
  48. I use a desktop computer to write.
  49. I’m listening to Favorite Song by Toby Mac now.
  50. I’m really excited that this is the last fact! πŸ˜€

I hope you enjoyed that! It was supposed to be one of those mostly meaningless posts, just for fun! πŸ˜€

Have a wonderful day!

Watercolor sign-off.

80 thoughts on “13 years ago today…..

    1. Aww, thank you so much! Sure, I’m going to a sleepaway church camp. I can’t say exactly where it is, if you know what I mean! πŸ˜‰

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  1. Happy birthday, Hannah! Wow…13 is exciting! Hope you have a marvelous birthday and a great week at camp.

    Ps. I’d love to see a post on how to bullet journal, or bullet journal ideas sometime. Do you also keep a travel journal?

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    1. Thank you so much Ashley!
      I’ve bullet journaled on and off, but I will consider that idea! πŸ™‚


  2. Happy birthday Hannah! My birthday is in 5 months and 2 days, then I’ll offically be a teenager! XD The pictures are adorable, no matter how “ish” the outfit is.

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  3. Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a great day and camp isn’t too rustic!! You have some very interesting and ambitious goals! Looking forward to seeing you fulfill them!! What type of business do you want to start? Blessings!!

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  4. Happy birthday Hannah!!! πŸ˜€ ❀ Funny thing, while I was reading through the fifty facts about you, I found out that we have a lot in common. πŸ™‚ Hope you're enjoying camp! πŸ˜‰

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  5. Happy happy happy birthday Hannah! I hope you have an awesome one and a great year! I’m not much at giving advice, but lemme tell ya, so many kids this age don’t know who they are, (identity crisis) It’s ok to figure that part out, as long as you are absolutely sure of one thing: that you are a child of God. πŸ™‚ Also, don’t be afraid to do something daring, even scary! that’s the stuff of new experiences. Ak! I didn’t mean to spam you with advice, but this really helped me, and maybe it’ll help you. πŸ˜€ Have the best of birthdays! *sends you those fancy gel pens I saw at Walmart the other day*

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  6. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I know this will be an amazing year for you full of personal growth and new experiences. I agree with you 13th goal – taking a step out of your confort zone is one of the greatest ways to become a better you. By taking risks, you’ll realize that you really can do whatever you put your mind to! Good luck with all of your goals, and I hope your 13th birthday is as wondeful as you are. πŸ™‚

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  7. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    #twinzies (we both have Summer b-days)
    Oh, I almost forgot the cake and ice cream:
    πŸ¦πŸ°πŸŽ‚πŸ¦πŸ°πŸŽ‚πŸ¦πŸ°πŸŽ‚πŸ¦πŸ°πŸŽ‚πŸ¦ (there is 13 cakes and ice-creams in honor of you 13th b-day)

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  8. Very happy birthday! Hope it’s fab! I hope you have an amazing summer too, enjoy it all, I can barely remember being 13 haha, I feel very old now! Best wishes Hannah x

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  9. HAPPY (belatedπŸ˜‰) BIRTHDAY to YOU, happy BIRTHDAY to YOU! HAPPY BIRTHDAY dear Hannah, HAPPY birthday to YOU! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ You are awesome, and I hope you had an amazing birthday, Hannah.😊

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  10. Happy Late Birthday!! I hope that your 13th birthday is WONDERFUL – you’re such a wonderful blogging friend and amazing crafter – I hope that you have many more beautiful years in your life! Also, those old pictures of you are so cute! ❀

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  11. A.W.E.S.O.M.E. post!! ❀ I really enjoyed reading it. All the photos are great and super cute! You're such a lovely girl πŸ˜€ I hope you'll reach all of your 13 goals for 13 πŸ™‚ Also, the 50 facts you have shared about you are fun! We have a lot in common! For example, I love music too. And I love emojis hehe πŸ˜€

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