Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas Everyone!
Welcome to Captured Thoughts!

I hope everyone is having a very Merry Christmas!
I know I am! =D

My family celebrated with the usual, Christmas story (Luke 2:8-20), unwrapping the baby Jesus and putting him in the manger (the one from our nativity scene), stockings, breakfast, presents and a ham dinner with all the fixings.
We had, ham, mashed potatoes, yams, corn, carrots, brussel sprouts, asparagus, and rolls. 

What are some of your Christmas traditions?


Sunday, October 30, 2011

Snow anyone?

As the first loverly snow plow of the "winter" season rumbled past our house, I could only think of one thing as I ran to the window to watch it pass:  "It's starting!! Winter is here at last!!".  The weatherman says we'll be getting 5-10 inches of snow with this one storm, I'm quite excited for the snow since it's the first, but I think it's beginning a little too early. Don't you? I mean, it's only October! True, it's the end, but surely before November is too early!
The part I don't like is that as I'm writing this, the lights keep flickering. They say the power may go out.  I sort of hope it does, in a way, but having the power out is more fun in the summer because it's not so cold.

So I've been thinking, Miss Bea's Scrapbook doesn't really suit this blog anymore. It was an interesting name for it at the start, but I'm not sure I really like it anymore.  Though I've done scrap booking,  I've never really gotten into it, so I don't think scrapbook goes very well.  And Miss Bea sounds so...formal.

{So.  I was wondering. If you loverly followers, would help me a bit.  Maybe suggest some new names for my blog?  I would very much appreciate it.}

If I get enough suggestions I'll make up a poll and have y'all vote. Sound good?
I'd also like to know what kinds of posts I should do.  I'll admit I have been feeling rather disappointed with my blog lately.  See, my sister has a blog too. Hers is pretty popular and all, and I'm feeling kinda...jealous.  But, the thing is, she has something to post about.  Ya know? I'm still not sure what to post about.  I keep feeling like nobody wants to hear about me, me, me, all the time.
And true, I have photography, but it takes time to upload all those pictures and find the ones I like and...blah, blah, blah.  I'm rambling.  I also feel kinda selfish talking about myself all the time. I'm sure anyone who reads this knows what I mean right?

So anyway, you have a reason for my lack of posts since...*checks how long it's been since I last posted*...August.  Sheesh! I didn't know it'd been that long.
But I'd better go bundle up in some nice warm pj's and settle down for the night since the power keeps going out. So, good night all.  *cue song from the Sound of Music* "So long, fair well...."


Sunday, August 14, 2011

Two days left to enter!

Old-Fashioned Charm

Miss Laurie over at Old Fashioned Charm is hosting a birthday giveaway for Miss Anne Elliot!

Anne Elliot is the heroine of Jane Austen's Persuasion.

The giveaway ends on August 16th (in two days!) so make sure you head over and enter right away!

As a side note, sorry for the blogging break (I can't believe I haven't posted since June!). As summer came, so did the busy schedule. =) I hope you all have been having a wonderful summer so far!

Miss Bea

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

My Prize!

On  May 9, I won this lovely hair bow from God's Daughter's May kick off giveaway! =)

I got it last Wednesday, all wrapped up in a cute little blue bow.

Miss Raquel is so nice, and I enjoyed chatting with her a little bit via e-mail.

The bow is gorgeous, and although I haven't quite found an outfit to wear it with, I'm sure I will in the near future! =)

A side note, I had someone say that they'd like to win one of my homemade bags, so I'll have to post some pictures. I've made 2 recently and I forgot to take pictures of one! =( 
So my next post will probably be that...hopefully soon! 

Yours Truly,
Miss Bea

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

June 1, 2011

On May 31, 2010

{1 year ago yesterday}

I started this blog. Some of you may remember reading this post.

Although rough, it's been fun.
Thank you all {all 20 of you} for making this a great first year in the blogging world.

Okay, enough of the mushy stuff, and on to something else. =P

 I really wanted to do a giveaway, but it just isn't working out.
Maybe Sometime. ;)

Do you have any questions you'd like me to answer?
Anything you've been wondering about me or my blog?
Be thinking on that. I'll post an Ask Me Anything sometime soon if you do.

I'll have to post pictures of what I've been working on lately. =)
I have some change purses that I crocheted and I think you might just like them.
{You'll have to tell me whether or not you'd actually like to win one!}

Miss Bea

Monday, May 23, 2011

A Few Edited Pictures

I don't normally edit my photos, and it probably shows greatly, but this time I was bored so I did some editing. =)

Sunday afternoon I decided since it was fairly dry out, I would take some pictures of my Purity Ring with some flowers. I think they turned out pretty well, but that's my opinion. =)

I've tried taking pictures of my ring before, but it was always to dark or whatever and they didn't come out very good.

Here's four I edited with my ring in them:

And some other random-ish edits:

^^^And look I have NAILS!!!!^^^
(I used to bite my nails....constantly)

Which is your favorite?
Yours Truly,
Miss Bea

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

I may not be the best...but I'm the best me there is.

I may not have the best blog design....but I designed it myself.

I may not have the best photography....but I do the best I can with what I have.

I may not be the best writer....but I'm pretty sure I know how to say...

I may not be the best at editing photos...(^^^like that one^^^) but hey, I don't edit on a regular basis!

I may not be the best at anything....but I'm the best me there is.

I updated a bunch of design, header, blog button...
And there's music! Do you have any song suggestions? I could use some more variety! =)

What do you think I should do as an 'event'?
Ask me anything, a review, photography contest?
Let me know. =)

Thank you!
Miss Bea

P.S. Miss Bea's Scrapbook has 18 followers! Yay! =D

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Spring Cometh To This Place

"For, lo, the winder is past, the rain is over and gone;
The flowers appear on the earth; the time of singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land; " -Song of Solomon 2:11&12

"Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:
Casting all your cares upon him; for he careth for you.
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: " -1 Peter 5:6-8

"And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. " - Psalms 1:3

"Make a joyful noise unto God, all ye lands;
Sing forth the honour of his name; make his praise glorious." - Psalm 66:1&2

"The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose." - Isaiah 35:1

"Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice." - Philippians 4:4

"Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee." - Deuteronomy 31:6

"And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;" - Colossians 3:23

Have a wonderful day! =)

Friday, May 6, 2011

Of Birthdays, Easter and Weddings

First of all, I totally keep forgetting about the birthday post I promised to, I'll only post a couple pictures (because I have someone to thank!). So here goes...

Thank you A-pach-E Crafts for this apron! I love it! =)
My sister won this from A-pach-E Crafts and gave it to me for my birthday...isn't she sweet?

I had these wondrous cupcakes...they had yellow frosting, sprinkles and lucky charms!

Did I mention they were rainbow?

Moving on to Easter. I had a *new* dress that I wore...
We found it at Good Will for $5. Mama had to do a few alterations on top, but otherwise it fit great! =) (We think it's homemade, which makes it even better! =)

And on to weddings. I love weddings. =)
Last month...(it's May already! How did it get to be May?) we went to Maryland to a friend's wedding. Really, it was Miss Laurie's friend, but our families have been friends for years...
Miss Laurie was in the wedding, as a bridesmaid!
{For anybody who doesn't know, Miss Laurie is my sister and if you'd like to see more pictures you should check out THIS post}
Anyways, on to pictures! Don't we all love pictures? =P

Laurie in her dress! ~~~~~~~~ Laurie's Hairdo
Miss Laurie's wedding hairdo took 110 bobby pins and tons of hair spray...just to look that good!

The Bride and Groom ~ Amanda and Daniel

Me and Miss Laurie all dressed up! (And I wore my new dress) =)

And...that's it for this post. Sorry it's so short, I'm out of time!
I promise I'll do another post soon-ish with flowers and things. =)

Have a great night!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Resurrection Day!

I thought about a fancy post but, I had no idea what do put in it. So I'll just say this:

God is SO good.

He is Risen! Hallelujah!
Jesus died for our sins, paid it all for us. Three days later he rose from the dead.

I hope today, you know the real meaning of Easter. Nowadays in this world, Easter is made to be anything but what it was meant for.
Now it means bunnies and candy....and all those things.
Easter wasn't ever meant to be like that. It's a time for rejoicing in what God did for us!
It's the best gift anyone ever gave us, and if we only accept it, then we'll go to live with Him in heaven! {I'm pretty excited about that, if ya know what I mean ;)}

Sure, easter egg hunts are fun, and bunnies (who doesn't like biting the ears off of a chocolate bunny?!), and toys are really cool (for a little while). Those things are nice, but when you compare celebrating those things with celebrating what Easter is really about? I think the best choice is celebrating what Jesus did on the cross. And, everything here on earth, it's nothing. Nothing compared to heaven, and all of the wonderful things that are waiting for us there.

At my house, we've always celebrated Easter {or Resurrection Day, we call it both}. We get our Easter baskets filled with jelly beans and little chocolate crosses...usually some little goodies like pencils or something. But it's not just that. We don't just do that. We celebrate the fact that He Is Risen! Not just today, but all year round. Giving God the glory, not ourselves. Not the candy. Not the toys or the "Easter bunny", but God.

I pray friends, that you are having a wonderful Resurrection Day!
Enjoy your goodies! ;)

P.S. I'm not trying to sound like I'm against all those things. They're fun and add a little variety to the day, but candy isn't all that Easter is about. =)

All photos via google

Friday, April 22, 2011

Are we giving thanks always for all things?
Miss Bea

Monday, April 18, 2011

Ten Days & A Giveaway!

Ten days since I last did a post. *sigh*

Alright, reason for this post:

There's a giveaway going on at Follow God {Every Day}

It's a great big giveaway (a whole 6 items!) =)
It ends at 2pm on the 23rd so hurry on over and enter!

A verse I found and loved for today. I didn't get much sleep and with a busy day ahead of me, I needed to be reminded of this before I started my day complaining...don't we all? =)

"The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower. I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praise: so shall I be saved from my enemies." ~ Psalm 18:2-3

Friday, April 8, 2011

Fan Girl Ramblings

So, as you may have guessed from the title, I. Am. A. Crazy. Fan-girl.
On St. Patrick's Day, Miss Laurie and I watched one of our favorite Celtic music groups perform their *newest* DVD concert (on TV). And, {although old enough to know better} we squealed along with the other crazy fan-girls watching the show.

Okay, you may be wondering, "Who is this Celtic group that Miss Bea is a fan of?" wait no longer! You'll get your answer in a second...hold your horses let me find a picture! ;)

These guys!!
Celtic Thunder

They are probably the one "band" I listen to ALL the songs they ever have....
I know, I know, I'm bad. Let me guess, your mouth is hanging open and you're thinking..."Bea!! That's awful!! Why don't you have any other favorite bands?!?!"
And all I can say is..."Wow, I never really thought about it...."

Alright, on to "fan-girl favorites!" *ahem*
This fan-girl's favorites from Celtic Thunder are...

Favorite Singers:
Damian McGinty, Neil Byrne, and the *newest* member, Emmet Cahill

Favorite Songs:
Oh my, that's hard. Well, from their newest concert Heritage my absolute
favorite was the last song, A Voice in the Choir. But I liked all the songs pretty well.

A Place in the Choir ~ Makem & Clancy
This is the song I mentioned, although not sung by Celtic Thunder and it's called by a slightly different name. But it's still really good.

Alrightie fan-girls! Since you (probably) have a favorite "band" (or a few) which are your favorites? Have you heard Celtic Thunder before? If so, who do you like best? Which is your favorite song?

As a Side Note:
I was also wondering, would any of you be interested in putting together a new header for this blog? Once I get some nice pictures of myself, that is. Maybe. We'll see. Just putting it out there as an idea if anyone would like to help me with that... ;)

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Another Giveaway!

There's another giveaway going on!
Over at Miss Lucia's blog, From Under My Little Umbrella

She's giving away this lovely little necklace:

The giveaway ends April 18th so head on over quick and enter!

{This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only, aged ten years and older.}

I know, I'm a bad blogger. =( Pictures are coming from my birthday, I just haven't really had the *want* to post about that yet. I'll get to it don't worry!