Friday, January 27, 2012

A Entry

A Ray of Sunshine is hosting a photo  challenge. I am entering two photos. (I hope that that is all right)

Here's a new photo challenge for you all! Photo Edit. Use your creative abilities and add a lovely new look to a photo you love! Add both the before and after photos. 
Here is my entry:




What do you think?


Trinka over at {Amazing Love} tagged me to answer a few questions about myself. Here goes...

1. post these rules. {ha ha, check!}
2. post 11 random things about yourself.
3. answer the questions set for you in their post.
4. create 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer.
5. go to their blog and tell them they are tagged.
6. tag people.

1. My favorite color is pink.
2. I love vintage-y things.
3. I am purposing to read the Bible in 90 days...I am not behind, thank you Jesus
4. I am reading Shiloh Autumn by Bodie Thoene at the moment.
5. I have a stuffy nose.
6. My  ETSY shop is finally open.
7. I love to read.
8. I love taking photographs. BTW, I will be entering a photo challenge tomorrow.
(check back to see my entry)
9. I want to go to England at some point in my life. I love there accents! Don't you?
10. I don't really like writing in script. Everything looks like i's and e's to me, but my mom says it has improved. :|
11. I am home schooled. I went to school up to the sixth grade. My parents felt from the Lord to begin homeschooling me and since the seventh grade, I have really been enjoying it.

I was asked:
1.Do you like thrift stores? I love thrifting. I haven't found anything overly amazing or vintage, but when I do, I will share a few photographs of my finds.
2. What's your nickname{s}? My uncle calls me Nani, short for Kianna. I have been called Kianna Banana too. In fact, my little sister called me Kianna Banana yesterday.
3. Have you given anybody a nickname? If so, what is it? I am not too creative when it come to nick naming people or making jokes up for that mater. Right Ali?
4. Have you ever made scrambled eggs? Yes, I made them this morning. or purple? Definitely pink.
6. hats or scarfs? Scarfs.
7.Do you like mustaches? Not really
8. Do you have a mustache? NO!
9. Have any {not classic} books to recommend? I really like The Sound of Red Returning, Alienation,
House of Secrets...
10. Do you sleep with your socks on or off? I have tried to sleep with my socks on, but by the time I wake up, they are no longer on my feet. I think they get tangled up in the blankets.
11. Who do you love the most? Jesus, for sure and for certain.

Here are the questions I am asking:
1. How tall are you?
2. What was the most embarrassing moment of your life?
3. Do you have pets?
4. Do you like frozen veggies?
5. Have you ever flown on an airplane? If so, where to?
6. What is your favorite era?
7. Do you love Jesus? 
8. What time do you wake up?
9. What is your dream job?
10. What is your favorite memory verse?
11. What is your ALL TIME favorite song?

I am tagging the following ladies to answer my questions:
Perrin @ PerrinPhilippa
Stella @ Tease Your Toes
Lily Marie @ Lily In His Field

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A Grand Opening ~ My Etsy Shop

Readers, I have a wonderful announcement to share with you. Today, January 24, 2012, I, Kianna Rose am not only a blog author, but have become an entrepreneur. Yes, I have opened my Etsy shop.

Kianna's Korner shop is a place where you'll find an assortment of bright and beautiful adornments. Take a look at a few of my items.

I have many more items in my shop. You can visit Kianna's Korner shop and check out the rest of my items.

I will be adding many more items in the near future, so stay tuned to my blog for updates.

Thank you for looking at my shop.

Book Review: Alienation A C.H.A.O.S Novel

Alienation written by Jon S. Lewis is the science fiction novel of sixteen year old Colt McAlister.

All Colt wants to do is return to his old life... where aliens don't exist... where mankind hasn't been targeted for destruction... and where his parents are still alive. Unfortunately life doesn't work that way.

The United states government believes Colt holds the key to our survival, so they're sending him the the CHAOS Military academy along with his best friends Oz and Danielle . They'll be trained to defend Earth against a swarm of alien shape shifters known as the Thule. But someone is trying to eliminate colt before he can lead that charge. Shocked to learn about key events in his past and unsure who he can trust, he is alienated and on the run.

In a world of high tech gear, shape shifting aliens, stimulated reality, and hover boards, Colt must step into his true destiny before our world falls into chaos.

As you may have noticed, Alienation is very different from the books I normally read and review. Aliens, space crafts and such are strange topics for a girl who reads Amish novels, among other genres. I did enjoy this novel though.

Though the events of this book were strange, I enjoyed the humor. I didn't feel lost, which is great because this book is the second in the C.H.A.O.S trilogy. The author's style of writing is intriguing and extremely descriptive. I do warn you though, there was a bit of violence which included a few car chases.

On the other hand, there is  biblical truth weaved into the novel. Colt's grandfather gives him a medallion upon joining the academy. The words God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in time of trouble are inscribed on it. The verse in Psalms 46:11 is a key in Colt's life.

I was also intrigued by the cliff hanger chapter endings. I finished this book very quickly because of its enthralling plot

I'd recommend this book to teenagers who are interested in science fiction. It may be too much for younger readers, but is well paced.

If you'd like to purchase and read Alienation you can purchase it from Amazon, Amazon Kindle, CBD and e-Reader.

I received this book from Litfuse publicity in exchange for my honest review.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Counting My Blessings

I had a delicious bowl of Honey Bunches of Oats with freshly sliced strawberries.

We had family night, playing a few rounds of Connect Four. I won nearly every round. YEAH!!!


I am grateful to the Lord that He has allowed me to remain on track with my Bible reading plan.

 Through the car window

Bare trees

Sun flares

 My sister, mother and I went out to pick up my mother's new glasses.

After we went to pick up the glasses, we all enjoyed a delicious lunch together.

 We were able to pack these little bundles for children in the Dominican Republic. A brother in Christ from our church is going on a mission trip to spread the gospel. Please pray that the Lord may prosper his trip and that many may come to know Jesus.

Bare trees and a beautiful blue sky

I am not too sure what this bush is, but it is still green and has some sort of berries

Dead hydrangeas

Ali and I baked some cupcakes. We baked strawberry and lemon cupcakes for a baby shower. They came out delicious!

Are you counting your blessings? I'd love to read of the wonderful things God is doing in your life. Feel free to leave you link below so that my readers and I can also be blessed.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

For The Love of Vintage

Vintage things are lovely. They transport me to a sweeter, simpler, and lovelier time. Every piece of vintage jewelry I see, there is a beauty that isn't seen today. Brightly colored bracelets and intricately fashioned necklaces are beautiful. Vintage clothing is so modest, but still so fashionable and feminine. Vintage decor is elegance at it finest.

via Pinterest

What are you favorite vintage things? I'd love to hear about them. 

Blog Design~ God's Graceful Girls

Throughout my blogging journey, I have become friends with many godly young ladies. One graceful girl in particular encourages me with her comments. I felt it in my heart to create a blog design for her and this is how it came out.

Here is the design I did for her:
If you like to see the design better, head over to her graceful blog.

Eva over at God's Graceful Girls is a dear. She offered to sponsor Kianna's Korner with a treat for my readers. (keep checking back for updates on that giveaway)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

A Year... In Pictures {2011}

January snowfall

Fourth of July

Fourth of July BBQ

My Birthday, July 5

Girls retreat 2011

Garden of Faith

Circle Line boat ride

Circle Line boat ride

The day I got baptized

Summer sunsets
Summer sunsets and silhouetted trees

Swan mother and her ducklings

Sunset views off the bridge
A trip to the zoo
A trip to the zoo

Something Aizess and I call, The Blue Carpet"

A gift from Autumn

Yummy cookies

Thanksgiving dessert

Thanksgiving dessert


A birthday party

I am looking forward to the adventures 2012 will bring, and the many pictures I will share with you, my readers. 

What are you most looking forward to for this year? 

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Counting My Blessings

...they will proclaim the works of God and ponder what He has done.
Psalm 64:9

I will begin this year proclaiming God's works and pondering what He has done. Counting My Blessings will be a journal where I will share what God has done in my life throughout the coming weeks. 

 Sunday, January 1, 2012
Me. Forgive me for not smiling:) (above)

My lovely mother and I. (below)
New Years was great, especially spending it with the most important and encouraging people in my life, my brothers and sisters in Christ. The service began with praise and worship. Then, we joined in the Lord's Supper, a beautiful act in remembrance of Christ's sacrifice for us. As the night drew on, several shared testimonies.  God is so good!!!

After a snack and many laughs with friends and a funny uncle, we headed upstairs to continue the blessed service. I truly enjoyed myself in the Lord's presence, and expect to see more of His goodness.


My mom and I went to my grandmother's house. We enjoyed a snack together and she made us a pitcher of a delicious oatmeal drink.

My dad was off from work and we enjoyed a day together.


This was the first Tuesday prayer service of the year. I prayed for my continued health and thanked the Lord that He has provided for my divine health.  

My mom, sister and I went food shopping and I thank God that my little sister behaved so well and we made it back home in record time!!


I wrote out my goals for this month.  I also memorized my scripture memory verse which is: 
Exodus 14:14, "The Lord Himself will fight for you. Just stay calm."


This was the first Thursday service of the year.  Pastor preached from John 5: 1-15.  Persistence is key!!!


We went to Target and scored on some great finds.

There was also a box of Gobstoppers, but the box is nearly empty:|

My mom attempted a new recipe tonight and it was really good:)

I would enjoy to read all the wonderful blessings that the Lord is showering you with.  Link up your "Counting My Blessings"!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

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