Around November/December each year, I like to take a deeper look into Joy Because Grace’s analytics to see which posts have done well over the year so I can continue creating similar content in the upcoming year. These last few weeks are no different :) So as I was planning out my blog’s calendar for 2018, I looked at the top ten posts from 2017. As I did so, I thought, “Hey, this could be a fun end-of-the-year post idea!” more »


A few months ago, I saw the movie 17 Again for the first time. And OMGoodness! I loved it SOOO much! (I have no clue why I hadn’t seen it sooner. For one, I love the movie 13 going on 30, and from what I knew about 17 Again I thought it was similar to that. For two, it has Zac Efron in it… and I had a major crush on him when I was 12. #TroyBolton #Sighs.) Anywho… My favorite part was when the more »


I am sad. I am sad because I am finished with school. You see, this past Friday, I graduated. Which is great and happy and all, but I’m gonna miss my university and my professors and my friends so much!! This last semester has been so crazy busy. I’ve been student teaching and taking my teacher certification tests and taking my very last Spanish course. Swamped. I’ve felt swamped and stressed out.   But now it’s over and I’m sad. more »

Fun fact about me: I LOVE surveys! I love taking them and hosting them. So thus I take several reader surveys throughout the year. This is Joy Because Grace’s end of the year survey, and I would love, love, LOVE it if you would take a second to fill it out :) The results will let me get to know you a bit, as well as know how to plan out 2018 for Joy Because Grace. You can take the more »


About a month ago, I broke up with Instagram. And let me tell you, it hasn’t been as easy nor simple as I thought it would be. Going this long without Instagram is really, really, really hard. One of my friends deleted Instagram the same day I did. I admitted to her a few times that it’s been really hard staying off of Instagram, and I asked her if she had been having the same struggle. She said she hadn’t been, more »