Chatbooks are pretty much my most favorite thing ever. I discovered Chatbooks through the families I babysat for this past summer. The moms used this simple way of scrapbooking as a way to record their kids’ lives. Well, I don’t have kids, but I am a busy college student who wants to physically record my adventures without breaking the bank. And Chatbooks is a great way to do so. It’s so fun! If you’ve been around Joy Because Grace for more »

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What if I told you there is a way you could quickly turn a set of notecards into a customized practice test? Or that you could use those terms to play a game against fellow classmates… when you are miles apart from each other? Well, with Quizlet you can do all that and more! Quizlet is a fantastic, versitile study tool that allows you to create “study sets” of terms and definitions and then study them like note cards. Quizlet more »

one more shoe box

Guess what time it is??? It’s time for OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD!!! **Throws confetti** Whoo hoo!! Operation Christmas Child is an amazing program. In case this is your first time hearing about it, OCC is a branch of Samaritan’s Purse, which is an international relief organization that helps hurting people and tells people about Jesus. Pretty cool, right? More specifically, OCC is made up of people, like you and me, filling shoe boxes with simple items. (More on these boxes in more »

The Joyful Girl's Guide to College

This post contains affiliate links. This means that at no additional cost to you, if you purchase something through these links I will receive a small commission.  When your alarm goes off in the morning, do you ever check social media while you await the snooze? I’m definitely guilty of this. Twitter, Facebook, E-mail, Bloglovin’, Instagram, and now Periscope- they all need to be checked right away so the little red notification bubble can go away. (I can’t stand those red notification bubbles!!) more »

20 Lessons from Freshman Year

Those hard AP classes really do prepare you for college. You may not keep in touch with all of your high school friends, but that makes the two or three you do stay friends with even more special. The first round of tests of the semester is always awful. Community bath isn’t really that bad. Sometimes you don’t have to open the book you bought for the class. So be sure you find your text books as cheep as possible. more »