Tuesday, November 19, 2013

 I was tagged by my sister Noelle to post "10 things about myself"! So here goes!:)

 (Rules:)
1. Put the name of the blog that tagged you on post
2. Write 10 things about you
3. Tag as many friends as you want
4. Have fun!!!

Here are 10 things about me:

1. I am 5'7

2. When I was a baby, I ate a dead lizard :) I know.....

3. My best friend is also my sister, and I honestly could not live without her.

4. I am in a relationship with a British lad named Harold :)

5. I am absolutely in love with One Perfection...woops! Direction!

6. Music is a huge part of my life

7. I am in love with Jesus Christ

8. I am going to name my first daughter Darcy and my first son Harold

9. I love singing and dancing

10. I have met so many absolutely amazing friends over blogger, and I have many best friends who live all over the world :)
Hope you all enjoyed! And I tag...

JesusChick
Sara
KayleeBeth
Aimee

And anyone else who wants to do it!:)

Kisses,
Isabelle <3xx

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

so, you all have probably noticed the new blog name (yay!)! you're probably wondering what it means...so i thought i'd explain it a little ;)

well, i've been thinking about changing my blog name lately, because "singing for life" didn't really seem to define my life at the state that i'm right now. i absolutely adore singing, but i realized my blog really wasn't about singing, and i really didn't post videos of myself singing. so i decided i would change the name. i wanted to do something unique, and different, and i was thinking through a list of songs i enjoy listening to, and this one really popped out to me. "...she's not afraid". it really means more to me then just talking about not being afraid of little, unimportant things, but it made me think of it in a Christian way. as being a fearless Christian. that's the kind of person i want to be. bold. fearless. determined. nothing holding me back, and no one holding me down. being able to live my faith loudly. boldly, and determined. not being afraid of what circumstances there might be, but knowing i stood up for what was right, now matter what the results. that's the person that i long to be. and i know that i'm not exactly that person. i strongly desire to be that person, and i know that it is possible for me to be that person. and as i grow and strive to be that person, i want this blog to be a place for me to come to and put down my thoughts and how i'm becoming that person. a place to encourage me in becoming that person. and a place where i can encourage others to be that person as well. that's what i long for.
so this title means more to me now than what my last name meant. this name really has a meaning. she's not afraid. i'm not afraid. i am fearless. i am reckless. i am determined.
that's who i want to be, and that's who i want others to be and long to be.

"There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love."

kisses,

isabelle ♥ xx

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

When I see your face
There's not a thing that I would change
'Cause you're amazing
Just the way you are
And when you smile
The whole world stops and stares for a while
'Cause girl you're amazing
Just the way you are
you're insecure.
 don't know what for.
you're turning heads when you walk through the do-o-or.
don't need makeup.
to cover up.
being the way that you are is {enough}
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you don't know you're beautiful.
that's what makes you beYOUtiful
"that's the thing about inner beauty: unlike physical beauty, which grabs the spotlight for itself, inner beauty shines on {everyone} catching them, holding them in its embrace, making them more {beautiful} too"
 
this world really shines a light on outer beauty. the hair. the eyes. the nose. the skin. the body. everything. and if you fit this certain mold, you feel like you're not good enough. like you won't be accepted. like if your face isn't good enough, neither are you. and that's the opposite of how it's supposed to be. when God created us, he made our hearts, and chose to have a human form to cover us. but He knew what mattered was the HEART. what we look like on the outside isn't even important. i have seen so many people that are gorgeous on the outside, but what was on the inside shown through, and if that wasn't beautiful, it automatically made their face less beautiful. when God looks down at us, does he see look at our face? No. He could care less what we looked like on the outside. when God looks down at us, He looks at our hearts. and he can either see a beautiful, loving person, or he can see an ugly, hateful person. and i can so often become caught up in what i look like on the {outside}, i feel like that's all that matters. and i think "well, if i look good on the outside, surely that's all that matters". i might not say those exact words, but that's really what i'm thinking. why would i ever think that was true? because the world wants us to think that's true. that, even if you have a nasty heart, as long as the {outside} looks good, you'll be accepted. but i have seen SO many people who are not particularly, in the worlds view, "attractive" on the outside, but their inner beauty was so strong that it shown through and made them one of the most attractive people i had seen. i know i've posted about this many times, but i felt like i should post about it, because i've been thinking about it lately. i do NOT want to just fall into the mold of the world, and look just like the rest! because, if you do that, how are you being different? you want to be noticed, and unique, but if you're trying to fit in with the world, then that's the last thing that will happen. you'll just look like the rest of the crowd, and you'll just be passed over. if you want to be noticed, be {different}.
beYOUnique
beYOUtiful
be yourself
because you are BEAUTIFUL. and no one can ever steal your glow. you are one of a kind, dear, and you are beautiful just the way you are
Stay beautiful
so true!
Smile
 
Little Things~ One Direction
Little Things ♥
so smile today, lovely. because you're beautiful :)
 
kisses
isabelle <3 xx

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Hello :)

Hello lovelies :)

Wooowwww....it has been forever since I last posted. 5 months! I'm so sorry it's been so long. I feel like I should let y'all know why exactly I took the break, and what's going on in my life!

When I decided to take the break, I felt like my Christian walk really wasn't that strong. I felt almost like a hypocrite. Doing these "perfect" sounding Christian posts, about how to be a "good Christian" and everything, when I myself really wasn't growing in my walk with God. I hardly ever even read my bible, and my prayer life had really grown weak. now, im not saying that now im a perfect person....far from it! i am still working hard on growing in Jesus, and He continues to point out sins in my life ever day. God has pointed out many sins in my life that I had been holding onto, that I really just needed to rid from my life. First of all, I had started to get really obsessed with non-Christian music. Now, not all non-Christian music is bad (obviously not, because i still love one direction ;D), but you really need to give yourself guidelines. Now, the last thing I want to do is give you all rules for what you can and can't listen to, but I felt like for in MY life, it wasn't best to be listening to all the secular music. So a couple months ago I decided to remove ALL secular music from my life except for one direction. I don't really necessarily feel like one direction's music is sinful, but even sometimes I can get carried away with them. So, no matter what music it is you enjoy, it isn't really necessarily "bad", unless YOU make it that way! By making them into an idol. And I'll be the first to admit that I have done that. That's why i decided I needed to remove a lot of it from my life. So, just wanted to get that out of the way, and let y'all know what was goin' on ;) so from now on, I'm going to try my hardest to make this blog an uplifting place to come to, to receive encouragement when you need it, and really just to point you to the one and only person that you really need....and that's Jesus Christ. 

Now, to catch up a little on my life (yay!), I thought I'd post some pictures to give ya a little sneak peak of my summer :)


Mother's Day 

Baseball game :) 


5k race :) 

I got to see my dear friend, Parker, again :) yay for 1D tops!




The braces came off!!!




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I hope you have a fabulous rest of your day :) and remember, you're beautiful.

Kisses

Isabelle ❤ xx

Thursday, April 4, 2013

hey guys!!

I just wanted to let you know that i'm going to be taking a break from blogger for a little while... i'm not sure how long, though. so, i won't be posting on here for a little bit.

I hope y'all understand!

Kisses,
Isabelle <3 xx

Monday, March 18, 2013

hey guys xx

sorry it has once again been foreverrr since i last posted... no exuses, really ;) but i just wanted to do a quick update!

first of all, i knowww y'all are waiting on the video of me singing! and i'm sorry it's taken me sooo long, but i promise you i'm working on posting it! i'm not able to get the original video of me singing it at the talent show, but i'm gonna film it {today} hopefully and then post it really soon!

i thought i'd just post some random funny pictures... WARNING: these pictures are basically for Directioners... so if you don't understand most of the pics, it's because they're basically "Directioners Only" ;)


 




story of my life ;)

Omg, this is soooo unbelievably true....
yep, i've already made it public to my family that from now on i'm talking in a british accent ;)
 
Love y'all
 
Kisses,
Isabelle xx
 


 

Friday, February 22, 2013

Hey guys!

This is gonna be another short post {sorry!}, but I just wanted to post my OOTD (outfit of the day ;)) Love you guys!


Kisses!
Isabelle <3

Monday, February 18, 2013

Heyy!

Soooo, first of all, I'll definitely try to post a video of my singing Only You by the David Crowder Band SOON! I sang it at a talent show a few weeks ago, and somebody was taping it, so i'll try to see if I can get that video to post on here! Sorry It's been taking so long :/


Lately I've been listening to a lot of Lecrae, and I reallllyyy love it! His songs have such great words. I have a couple of his albums, and it's basically all I listen to :) One of my favorite songs of his is right now is Boasting. The lyrics are just sooo good, and they've really spoken to me. It's so true... this life IS a loss if we aren't seeing and feeling Christ.

If this life has anything to gain at all
I'll count it loss if I can't hear you, feel you, 'cause I need you.
Can't walk this earth alone.
I recognize I'm not my own, so before I fall
I need to hear you, feel you, as I live to make my boast in you alone.

With every breath I take, with every heart beat,
Sunrise and the moon lights in the dark street.
Every glance, every dance, every note of a song.
It's all a gift undeserved that I shouldn't have known.

Every day that I lie, every moment I covet

I'm deserving to die, I'm just earning your judgment.
I, without the cross there's only condemnation.
If Jesus wasn't executed there's no celebration.
So in times that are good, in times that are bad
For any times that I've had it all I will be glad.
And I will boast in the cross. I'll boast in my pains.
I will boast in the sunshine, boast in his reign.
What's my life if it's not praising you?
Another dollar in my bank account of vain pursuit.
I do not count my life as any value or precious at all.
Let me finish my race, let me answer my call.



Tomorrow's never promised, but it is we swear.
Think we holding our own, just a fist full of air.
God has never been obligated to give us life.
If we fought for our rights, we'd be in hell tonight
.Mere sinners owed nothing but a fierce hand.
We never loved him, we pushed away his pierced hands.

I rejected his love, grace, kindness, and mercy.
Dying of thirst, yet, willing to die thirsty.
Eternally worthy, how could I live for less?
Patiently you turned my heart away from selfishness.
I volunteer for your sanctifying surgery.
I know the Spirit's purging me of everything that's hurting me.
Remove the veil from my darkened eyes.
So now every morning I open your word and see the Son rise.
I hope in nothin, boast in nothin, only in your suffering.
I live to show your glory, dying to tell your story.

Glory was solely meant for you.
Doing what no one else could do.
With All I have to give, (With all I have to Give)
I'll use my life, I'll use my lips. (My Lips Yeaaah)
I'll only glory in your Word. What gift to me I don't deserve.
I'll live in such a way that it reflects to you, my Praise.
I hope you take time to listen to it :)
Well, I'm sorry this is so short, but I'm kinda in a hurry, but i'll try to post a longer post soon!
Kisses,
Isabelle <3


Friday, January 25, 2013

Hey everyone!
 
I'm sorry I haven't posted in so long... but i wasn't really able to get on the computer, so I asked my babe Parker to post for me! Thanks SO much, Parker! Wasn't she awesome guys??! :) haha :)
 
So, anyways, I thought I'd start out with a fashion tip!
 
Well, pretty much ever teen/tween struggles with getting pimples every once in awhile. Sooo, here are some tips on how I {try} to keep it under control! First of all, even though I love to wear makeup, it's good to give your skin a break every once in awhile... to let it breath :) I try to go makeup-less at least once a week... it really helps to let you skin breathe. So, try to go fresh-faced today!
 


Also, if you don't wear makeup (and if you do!), eating lots of fruits and vegetables and drinking LOTS of water is really good too. Also, try to stoke up on vitamins... you need to take your vitamins daily. Not only for the good of your skin, but for your overall health.
And if you have a cell phone that you use a lot, try to clean it often. Because you might not notice, but every time you use your phone, you're getting oil and germs from you face onto the phone and then you keep re-using it, and it just continues to put germs onto your face, which can cause breakouts.
Also, try to change your pillow case at least once a week. That can really help to control breakouts.
 
So, even though I try to follow all of these tips, of course I still get some pimples sometimes, but following these tips helps to keep it under control.
 
Another fashion tip is this. Right now jeggings and spandex are really popular. I have a few pair of jeggings, and one pair of spandex. When wearing them with boots, it looks really cute to have some leg warmers on under the boots, so that they're showing at the top. My favorite winter outfit is jeggings and hoodies... that's basically been my everyday outfit since day 1 of winter.  If you don't want to wear spandex or jeggings "alone", then try wearing a long top, or a mini dress over it, and finishing it off with a pair of uggs/boots! It looks really cute, fashionable, and modest.
 
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So, i guess y'all have been wondering about FL! We had a great time! My main plan was to tan every.single.day. we were there, but I wasn't quite able to do that. We went to the beach twice, but it wasn't super sunny, so I didn't really get that dark tan that I wanted... actually I barely tanned at all. When we got home from FL, I spray tanned before I even went into public... i was so embarrassed. Yeah. It was THAT sad. Haha :) But we had a lot of fun. We went to the beach, went to the zoo, went surfing (yay!), had girly shopping days, and lots of other good stufff :)We actually didn't get a lot of pictures, though. I forgot to bring my camera, so I just counted on my mom to take lots of pictures... but we didn't get wayyy too many. I'll try to upload some soon though.

Well, I decided that I'm going to FINALLY post a video of me singing! But I wanted y'all to vote on what song I should sing! Ok, here are the options:

Only You by the David Crowder Band
Never Alone by Barlow Girl
 orrr, I could just play a song on the piano w/out singing to it. Y'all vote!

I'll close this with my favorite song right now! This is the BEST song ever, and I hope you'll take a minute out of your day to listen to it!

 
Kisses!
 
Isabelle <3

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Guest Post from Parker part 2

hey ya'll...again!

This is sooo much fun. Issy wants me to post again (wellll, i sorta asked her because it was sooo much fun)

This time I wanted to do something along the fashion area..... So im gonna show you some pictures of some really cool hair styles I LOVE to do/or think are pretty!


 
So hope you all like them as much as I do!!!!!
 
xoxo, Parker


Sunday, January 20, 2013

Guest post from Parker!!:)

Hey everyone! This is Parker (one of Isabelle's bffs)!!!! Isabelle asked me to post soooo thats what im gonna do:)

First of all, im gonna tell you a little bit about me cuz i know my blog is blocked so only ceratin viewers can view it... Im 14... and im fore sure, CrAzY! I love to dance, blog, play bball, hang with mah friends and all that jazz. I really wanna go to cosmetology school and do somthing in that area. I also am 1 out of 4 children and my youngest bro is from CHINA!!!!!!!

One of my absolute bffs is Miss Issy and she is SO amazin' yall. im sure u all have figured that out but she is omg.. STUNNING:) I met her a few weeks ago and seriously yall..... shes soooooo beautiful. We skype like a tonnn and are always, always emailin'....its sooo much fun.

Sooo yea......

 
Thanks babe for letting me post on your blog and luv u SOOO much, Parker<3

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Hey everyone!

Once again, it's been forEVER since i last posted on here!! But i'd been in Florida for a week and a half, and I just got back today!! We had a really awesome time, and I'm going to be doing a longer, more detailed post with pictures soon!! BUT, the biggest highlight of the trip for me was meeting THIS girl!!!
YEP! I finallllly got to meet Parker!! You probably just saw my last post saying HOW much I wanted to meet her, and I finally got to!She is SOO gorgeous... inside AND out, and she is truly the best friend I've ever had! I LOVE YOU PARKER!

Kisses,
Isabelle <3