the votes are in!
did your favorites win?

francesca battistelli

{Female Artist of the Year!}
Our favorite, Franny, also won the K-Love Fan Award for Female Artists of the Year! Check out what she has to say about feeling truly beautiful, in our newest interview with her! 

carrie underwood

{Favorite American Idol Artist!}
Have you heard one of Carrie's newest tune,
"Something In The Water"? We love it! 

moriah peters

{Woman of the Year!} 
We were not at all surprised that she won this category! Get to know Moriah in our latest interview with her, and her husband Joel in the Love Story Issue! 

TIED! RE-VOTE:
favorite girl power you-tubers?
gardiner sisters vs cimorelli

FAVORITE GIRL POWER YOU-TUBERS?

Cimorelli
Gardiner Sisters

cinderella

{Movie of the Year!}
We can learn so much from Cinderella's beautiful tale. As God's Princesses, He can exchange our ashes and burnt up lives for something breathtakingly beautiful.  

high school musical (1, 2 & 3)

{Favorite Old School DCOM -
Disney Channel Original Movie!}
Does anyone else think it's about time for a HSM cast reunion? 

tied! re-vote:
Favorite up-scaling project from the 90's?

FAVORITE UP-SCALING PROJECT FROM THE 90'S?

Fuller House
Girl Meets World

19 kids and counting

{Favorite TV Show of the Year!} 
Have you memorized all their names yet? Better get them down soon, because the family keeps growing! 

TIED! RE-vote:
fav disney princess of the year? 
Belle vs rapunzel 

FAV DISNEY PRINCESS OF THE YEAR?

Belle
Rapunzel

oCEANS 

{Favorite Worship Song of the Year!} 
 by Hillsong United.

the sound of music 

{Favorite Classic Masterpiece!} 
Let's all give it up for Julie Andrews, Do Re Mi, the best movie ever!

love story

{Favorite Old School Taylor Swift Song!} 
Because we're all in love with this music video. 

Lies young women believe

{Favorite Non-Fiction Book of the Year!} 
By Nancy Leigh DeMoss & Dannah Gresh.

pride & prejudice 

{Book That We'll Cherish Forever} 

for king & country 

{Favorite Live Concert to Attend!} 

TIED! RE-vote:
favorite group of guys who make up a band {we won't call them a "boy band"} - 
Newboys vs tenth avenue north

FAV GROUP OF GUYS WHO MAKE UP A BAND?

Tenth Avenue North
Newsboys

jill duggar dillard

{Favorite Crown of Beauty Magazine Interview of 2015!}
Check out our full interview here!

jamie grace 

{Interview You'd Most Love To See In a Future Crown of Beauty Issue!}  
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Cozy Autumn Breeze...

Everybody loves Autumn! The weather, the colors, the AMAZING food... Ahhh... It's fantastic!

Here are 3 lovely ideas to help you get into that cozy, happy harvest mood.

1.) A hot cup of coffee, tea, or even spicy apple cider is a sure-fire way to get that warm autumnal cuddly feeling.

Be sure to turn on your favorite music & grab a book to read!

2.) Chilly-time is sweater-time! This time of year is perfect for chunky sweaters and scarves. Pair them with some boots & a beanie and you are all set.

3.) Anything scented or flavored with cinnamon, sugar, or spice is always nice!! (As is rhyming...) Pull up some of your favorite holiday recipes & have some fun in the kitchen.

you might also like...
fall fashion advice. 


Happy Summer!
Our Top 13 Favorite Fourth of July Pins <3 

Pinterest is a dream world for any teen girl. Hidden treasures are buried beneath endless pages of party ideas, Disney quotes, fashion ideas, and wedding dream boards. A girl can wistfully spend her days planning for her future family, the cake she will bake for her future husband, and the clothes she will dress her future children in. Sadly, we can spend less time thinking about tomorrow, than we do actually taking those ideas, and making them happen today! Here are some surefire ideas to beat the summertime blues, tackle boredom, and spice up your life! Start planning how you will celebrate the Fourth of July!

Not sure where to get started? No worries, 'cause we're ready to share our Top 13 Favorite Fourth of July Pins! 

1) Starry Nail Art

2) Morning Hair Prep...

3) Outfit Inspiration 

Love this look! It's simple, girly, and elegant. The jean cardigan adds a whisper of good ole' American pride, without being too patriotic. ;)  

4) Wear Your Colors

Dress up a simple pair of jeans, by adding some adorable red, white and blue cuffs! This DIY is perfect for the girl who doesn't know what to wear on the Fourth!
Learn how to make your own here. 

5) Yummy Breakfast

Mini pancakes with strawberries, blueberries, whipped cream and bananas! 

6) Celebrate Freedom

"So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed." John 8:38. 
Our freedom wasn't free. Jesus paid the highest price, so that we could walk in His freedom everyday of our lives! That is surely a reason to celebrate! Use your freedom to love others and serve Him!
Reach others with acts of love, to light up just like an illuminating sparkler, or a burning glow stick, on the Fourth of July. <3  

7) Afternoon Snack

Put flavored coconut water and assorted fruits in a popsicle mold. Let cool in freezer for several hours. Pull out in the afternoon for a yummy (and healthy) treat.

10) All Lit Up

8) Frozen Yummies

Yogurt + strawberries + blueberries +
waffle cones + the freezer =
a super yummy frozen Fourth of July snack! 

9) I Scream,
You Scream...

Dip an ice-cream sandwich into red white and blue sprinkles. ;)


Decorate your midnight, firework viewing party space with this adorable Mason Jar Lanterns! Learn to make your own here.  

11) Best Idea Ever

Summertime Math:
Chocolate chip cookies +

Roasted marshmallows =

THE BEST 'SMORES EVER.

(Another fun flavor favorite is 'smores on peanut butter cookies!) 

12) Party Popcorn

No firework viewing show is complete without popcorn! Mow down on some dressed up kernels...add pretzels and chocolate candies for an amazing, sweet 'n salty mix! 

13) Start the Spark

Take fun pictures with your friends, using sparklers in the dark. (With your parents permission and supervision of course.) 
For a full tutorial on how to use your camera to capture images like the one above, check out this blog. 









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