Sunday, December 26, 2010

Grab Our Button!

Grab our Bloom! Magazine button that our graphic designer, Becca, made a while back. Feel free to put it on your own blog! :) It is now located in our sidebar.


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Blog Makeover!

Well, if you haven't noticed, some major changes have been made to our little blog! The amazing and talented Hannah of Beauty Blog Designs did this makeover for us! I don't know about you, but I love, love, love it!!! I think it looks absolutely fabulous.

She also made us a blog button, so feel free to grab it and put it on your own blogs!

I, as well as Hannah, would love to know what you think!! Leave us a comment letting us know your thoughts! :) Also, be sure to check out Hannah's fabulous blog design business (everything is free!). Hannah is patient and a joy to work with, check her out and possibly have her design your own blog! Be sure to take a look at her personal blog and leave her some love, too!

Thank you, thank you, thank you, Hannah, from all of us over at Bloom! Magazine!!!!!! You are wonderful and extremely talented, too!! :)

Bloom! Magazine Editor/Creator

Friday, November 19, 2010

Please Vote!!

Hi everyone! This is Emily P. I put up a poll and would really appreciate it if you all could vote! Thanks so much! Also, the November issue was amazing! Great job!! =)

Friday, November 12, 2010

Recipes, Anyone?

Hello! I am working hard to finish up the November issue of Bloom! Magazine, which will be released November 15. I hope you are as excited as I am!

One thing that I need from you ladies is your favorite Thanksgiving recipes! Only one person has submitted a recipe so far, so I really need some of you to send your recipes to Thank you!

If you are a subscriber, we want to know what your favorite thing is about Bloom! Magazine. Please comment on this post letting us know your answer and your answer could be used in an upcoming issue! Also, if you are a subscriber, please comment to tell us what you are thankful for this Thanksgiving.

Thank you!


P.S. Staff members, I would really appreciate it if you refrain from posting on this blog about your personal blogs. I know that you want to get the word out about your blogs and giveaways, contests, etc. but this blog is to be used for Bloom! purposes only. Sorry!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Photography Contest

I'm having an "I am Thankful For" Photography Contest! I'd love it if you entered!
You may enter up to 4 pictures.
They can be edited-if you can, tell how you edited them.
Leave me a comment with the link to your pictures.
The deadline is next week. (November 14th)
1st place gets a custom made friendship bracelet made by yours truly + a 1st place button for their blog.
2nd and 3rd place get a button for their blog.
Please spread the word and have fun!!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Hey girls!

I'm hosting a Fall Photo Challenge! Go on over and enter! You can enter up to 3 pictures, the deadline is November 20th, and the theme is, well, fall! All you have to do is e-mail your entries, your name, and your blog address to me at


Monday, October 18, 2010

The Window to the Soul Photo Challenge

Dear Sirs and Madams,
     I am pleased to announce that a pleasant blogger friend, Allie, and I are co-hosting a photography contest! It is called The Window to the Sould Photo Challenge, due to this Yiddish proverb...

The eyes are the windows to the soul.

Below are the rules and the buttons; go to my blog or Allie's (link above) to enter.

1. The theme is EYES; the photograph can be of anything with eyes; the more focus on the eyes, the better.

2. You can enter up to three photographs in the contest.

3. They can be edited, but please specify how if possible.

4. One way to enter is to e-mail Allie at

5. The other and likely most convenient way to enter is to post your photos on your blog, and comment on one of our blogs with the link.

6. If you do the latter method mentioned above, leave a comment on ONLY ONE of our blogs; NOT both.

7. There will be first, second, and third places, along with three honorable mentions.

8. We will judge by what pictures are the most creative, clear, picturesque, and eye-focused; NOT on favoritism toward the photographer.

9. We'd love it if you'd take one or both of the buttons,  post about the contest, and/or tell your friends!

10. Enter as soon as possible; we don't want you to forget!

11. Have Fun!!!!

12. (Lots of it!)

The contest started the 14th and ends on the 29th!
In case you are wondering about the prize, we have it planned but have not discussed whether to tell now or not is a surprise! Please enter, and as soon as possible!

Amy Hollis

The Window To The Soul Photo Challenge


The Window To The Soul Photo Challenge

Saturday, October 16, 2010

About the Chat Box...

Hey again!
I just wanted to let everyone know that for the time being I removed the chat box because we had at least three or four spammer/stalker type people commenting with random links on it.
Maybe we could put it back up later but I hope you girls understood why I took it down!
--Mary Catherine

Another Amazing Issue!

This is going to sound extremely unoriginal.
We totally awesomely ROCK!
I'm once again in awe of the tireless effort that everyone put into the October issue.
I sat and read EVERY last article.
It took about thirty good minutes, but it was entirely worth it. You know why?
Because every word was GLOWING with the image of Christ Jesus and His word.
And that's what counts the most. Congrats on another amazing issue, everyone!
--Mary Catherine

Friday, October 15, 2010

October Issue!

The October issue has been released! Check your email for the link!

Can't wait to hear what you think! :)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Psst...a giveaway!

Hey girls, this is Staff Photographer Hannah M.  I just wanted to let y'all know about the giveaway that's running on my blog right now. If you're in need of a darling, autumn handbag, do head on over to this post of mine where I'm giving away a choice of three adorable bags from OhSewStylish - a fabulous esty of a friend of mine:)  You've got until the 25th - Looking forward to seeing ya!

Love and Blessings,
Hannah <3

PS - By the way, I am so excited for the second issue of Bloom! Magazine coming out in a few days.  Being on Staff 1, I'm looking forward to being completed surprised and astounded ;)  Like, yay!

Monday, October 11, 2010


Oh my goodness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Only four days until the second issue!!!!!!!!!!  I don't know about you, but I'm jumping out of my skin! Can't wait!!!! 

Monday, October 4, 2010

Giveaway Winner!

I have exciting news!! I'm about to announce the winner of the 100 subscribers giveaway!

Thank you to all of you who entered and posted on your blogs, Facebook, etc. about us! All of you have helped our numbers to continually rise!

The winner of this giveaway will receive books 1-4 of Nicole O'Dell's Scenarios for Girls series!! Nicole is a great author and I hope you enjoy her books!

Without further ado, the winner of the 100 subscribers giveaway is......Tirzah!!

Congratulations, Tirzah! I will email you for your address so that you can receive the books! Thank you to everyone who entered!

Also, update: We now have 155 subscribers!! :)

Bloom! Magazine Editor

Happy Monday

Hey Girls, This is Ashley Jean from the staff.

Over at my blog I am having a photo challenge. Its called Happy Monday and the theme this week is called the gold hour. Pretty much just capture a picture an hour before the sun goes down. I would love for you all to hop over a join in. This is the link to my blog-- here

In the end I will really appreciate it if you entered :) Thanks!

Ashley Jean

Friday, October 1, 2010

Teen Talk Radio

Hey, girls!!! Just wanted to let you all know that my radio show last night went pretty well (atleast I think so) and thank you for all of your prayers!!

If you would like to check it out, visit this link and click on the top "podcast" on the right, it's in a gray box that says RECENT SHOWS and click the one that says 9/30.

Thanks, girls!


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Hello everyone!
I just wanted to tell you that my photography contest ends tomorrow and I would really like you all the enter! Have a great Tuesday!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

CIY: Durango, CO

Hey, girls! It's me, KyAnn. Just wondering: Does anyone have any plans to attend CIY (Christ In Youth) summer camp in Durango, CO?
I thought it'd be super awesome if there was some of our girls there so we could meet each other!

Bon après-midi, amies!

Hello! My name is Allison. I'm a photographer on Staff 2 . . . and, like everyone else, I'm ecstatic about it and the fact that our first issue has come out looking spectacular and amazing. I'm also a servant of the Most High God, a sinner saved by His grace.
My favorite color is the color of the sky; my favorite time of day is when the stars are out; my favorite songs are a hymn called "Be Thou my Vision" and a song called "W
onderful, Merciful Savior."
I am fascinated with history in general and ancient Egypt, the W
ar Between the States and the Reign of Terror/French Revolution in particular.
I love to write any kind of teen fiction; I can't get enough of it, and someday I am going to get a book (or, preferably, many books) published. I also love photography, and editing my pictures on Picnik. If I were choosing a career, it would be a combination of both, but my dream is to be a wife and a stay-at-home mother, a light of Christ; and they will be a side-note in my life, not the focus. I pray that glorifying God and serving my family will always be my focus!

For His glory,

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Picture' em Photography Contest

Hey everyone! I having a photography contest over at my photography blog and would love you all to enter!


How To Enter:
You can post three pictures on your blog. They can be edited and must be taken by you. Then leave a link though a comment.

Contest ends next week, September 28th.

There will be a button for the 1st place, 2nd place and 3rd place winners

My New Blog!

Hello! I have created a new blog. It is currently called "Quotation Marks" but it might very well change in the future. I'll simply post some quotations every other day or somewhere around there. HERE's the link. Of course, I don't have any followers yet, but I'd love to! This is more of a beneficial opportunity for YOU because it's {almost} a quote of the day. Though I'm sure many of you have something similar on your blogs....please check it out!
-Amy H.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Hearts Journey Photography Contest!

Hey Guys,
My name is Jessi and I had a photography contest on my blog. I would really like it if you guys would go and vote on which pictures you like. A few girls from the Bloom! Staff submitted some pictures.  Thanks guys!


Saturday, September 18, 2010

New Magazine!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hey ya'll! Seeing all the online magazines for christian girls has encouraged me to start my own! It's still a bit disorganized, but I am trying to fix it! I need staff, too!


Friday, September 17, 2010

What Did You Think?

Hey, girls! I want to know what all of you thought of the first issue. I want your honest thoughts-what you loved, what you didn't like, what you want to see in the next issue, etc.

Also, do you have any ideas for articles or columns you would like to see in future issues? Do you have any interview ideas?

I really want to hear your thoughts! This is your chance to tell us what you would like to see! ;)

Bloom! Magazine Editor

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

It's astounding!!!

Oh my goodness! The magazine is AMAZING!!!! I can't believe you guys did it!!
Thank you so much, KyAnn, for starting it! It's been so much fun.
God has really worked through this magazine, hasn't He?
I can't wait 'til it's my turn! ;)


Great Job!!!!!

I just wanted to say GREAT JOB to everyone who worked on the first issue because it was SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GREAT! =) God worked though each and everyone of you! Awesome job!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

First Issue Comes Tomorrow!

Hey girls and fellow readers and writers and photographers!

I just wanted to say that I think we should all give a shout out to KyAnn for organizing this whole thing. None of this would be here without her! She had an amazing vision for this magazine and now we all get to see it tomorrow. How cool is that? All of our hard work in one place. That's such a God-thing. Christian teen girls influencing Christian teen girls - that's what it's all about, don't you think? I'm pretty sure God is smiling down at us all right now. Don't forget that he loves us all!

--Mary Catherine

Bloom! Staff Writer

Monday, September 13, 2010

What's In Your Soul/Sole!

Hey Guys!
So I went to a Catholic Media camp last month and we worked on a video to help the Christians in the Holy Land. If you have ever seen the "What's In My Purse" videos on YouTube you will understand the beginning of this video. We are trying to get people to show us their soul/sole instead of their purses and to get people praying for the Christians in the Holy Land. So please make a video response or share!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

An awesome giveaway!

Hello friends!
My pal Grace is having a giveaway. She'll be announcing the winner tomorrow, so get your entry in tomorrow! Click HERE and it should be the second post down, unless she posts again! Aren't the scarves beautiful?
-Amy Hollis

Written September 11: Thank you for the entry in my contest, Emily P. I got them and you can head on over to my blog, (it's on the list ~Life Through the Left Window ->) to see how you did and the prizes!
I can invite you to be a temporary writer for my blog, but I'll need your e-mail address. You need to be a member on Bloom! for me to send you a message, I think. My parents don't want me to post my e-mail address on blogs, you see.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

100 Subscribers Giveaway!!

Hey, girls! I have some exciting news! As of today, September 8, 2010, we have 107 subscribers!!!!! This is so exciting! Thank you to each and every one of you! ;) 

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, we are having a giveaway since we reached 100 subscribers. Nicole O'Dell, a wonderful Christian author, has offered to give away books 1-4 of her Scenarios for Girls series. Nicole also has a radio show called Teen Talk Radio which I will be featured on for about 10-15 minutes on September 30, be sure to check it out!  

Anyone, even staff members, are eligible to enter this contest.

Here's how to enter to win books 1-4 of the Scenarios for Girls series:
-Become a subscriber, it counts if you are already a subscriber, too! (1 entry)
-Blog, Facebook, or Tweet about Bloom! Magazine (1 entry per thing you do)
-Put the Bloom! Magazine button up on your blog (2 entries)
To put the Bloom! button up on your blog, follow the instructions here
-Become a follower of our staff blog (1 entry)

Please leave a separate comment for each thing that you do.

This contest starts today, September 8, and ends September 29.

Good luck!

Bloom! Magazine Editor

Monday, September 6, 2010

Something Beautiful Photography Contest!

Hello, girls! Rachel here. I have made up all the rules for this contest, as well as a name, and chosen the theme. I have decided that this will end on September 20th, exactly two weeks from now. I figured that that amount of time was not to little, and not too much. So, what you have to do to help me do this? Well, first of all, in advance, thank you to anyone who helps me!!! All you have to do is copy and paste the following rules and such into a new post on your blog, titleing it: "Something Beautiful Photography Contest" When the contest is over, I will select ONE photo from each contestants entry, and post them on my blog. Then, I will give ya'll the link to that post, and you can judge. And, when someone leaves a link to their entries, please, leave a comment so that they know they were entered! Oh, the FIRST THREE people that post about this will be judges. So, here is what you copy and paste: If this doesn't make sense, please comment!

Something Beautiful Photography Contest:

Hi! I am helping host a photography contest with my online friends! Please read the rules and enter!

Post four pictures on your blog. Be sure to leave a link back to this blog.
Come back to this blog, and leave a link to that post. Leave the link in a comment.
You will recieve a comment on that post so that you know we saw your entries!

You may only enter four photos.
They can be edited, please say how you edited them.
Photos must be your own, taken by YOU.
Photos must follow the theme.


This contest will end on September 20th, 2010. It starts today! Please enter and tell your friends!

There will be: ONE First place winner
And: ONE Second place winner
The winners each will recieve a pretty button saying that they won.

When this contest ends, Rachel will select one photo from each contestants entries and will post those on her blog! You can check them out, while the judges choose two photos out of that selection!
So, get entering! You will get a comment on your post so that you know your entry has been seen. :)

Who will help?

Hi ya'll! So, who will help me with the photography contest? If you would like to, please comment!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Interview Complete

Hey girls. Its Ashley Jean again. I've been posting about interviewing some teen girls and Allie, one of the staff members was the first to be interviewed on my blog. Go check it out here don't forget to leave a sweet comment :) Also I am going to be doing 2 more interviews very soon.

If your still interested in being interviewed just email me. I got different questions for each girl!

-Ashley Jean

I thought if would be fun if...

Hey ya'll! I hosted a Modest Fashion Contest on my blog a little while ago, but no one entered, well, another girl hosted it with me, and she got a few entries. I thought it would be kinda fun if we all hosted a Photography Contest together. I could write the rules, you post them on your blog, then we gather up all the entries and choose a winner? And we can all judge, too. What do you think? Bad idea? I was just thinking if we all co hosted this together, we could get a decent amount of entries from all of our blogs put togther? Tell me what you think!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Interview Questions

Don't worry if you want to be interviewed and haven't left a comment on the previous post I will still interview you. I am willing to do as many interviews as needed.
Again, if you didn't leave a comment you can still email me with your answers.
I am so happy to see that four of you want to be interviewed! If it comes down to you all wanting to be interviewed I will do more than just 3 interviews. No doubt.

These are the questions.- with a little more info at the bottom
When did you decide to become a photographer?
What does photography mean to you?
Can you recall the first photo you took that made you go WOW!?
How does your personality change when you look through the camera?
How much time a day do you spend taking photos?
Who or what or where would you love to shoot that you haven't already?
What other thoughts would you like to share?
Do you have a favorite friend or sibling you enjoy taking photos of?
What program do you edit your photos on? Tell me a little about it.
How long have you loved photography?
I am guessing your very familiar with i heart faces, whats your favorite face photo?
What do you find the most challenging thing about photography?
What would you like to be doing in 5 years from now?
Best piece of advice you have been given?
Why did you choose to blog about your photography?

Do you have any website(s) you would like me to link to from this interview?
Photography blog:

Any other info you want to share?

Please attach 6 or more photos of your work (watermarked is optional)
A photo (or two) of yourself (optional)
Please. Copy and paste what is above and e-mail your answers and photos to- please. Take your time there is no due date. I will be sure to keep you updated (through email) on when your interview will become public. If you have any questions just leave a comment or email me :) Thanks!

Ashley Jean  my blog-

Friday, September 3, 2010

Interviewing a photographer!

I think I have the right to post about this... But first you should get to know me. My name is Ashley Jean. I will be 14 years old this month. I live in Iowa with my dad, mom and 2 brothers. Along with another brother, moved out with his family of 5. I am a huge Christian and love photography. I enjoy reading, dancing, blogging, and taking pictures. I am so happy to be part of the bloom staff and you can find my photography blog here. Ok now back to the interview :)

I have come to the interest of interviewing a photographer. I have been wanting to do this but now I am really up to it. I have thought of many questions to ask. Prayed. Hoped. Thought more. And prayed much more.

 Things you should know before the questions come--
-The interview will be featured on my blog and can be featured on your photography blog if you want.
-I have a wide variety of questions you must answer at least 10 of them I already have 15+ questions. The questions are just about your photography (nothing is very personal)
-I will interview any of you if you have a public source (to your photos) on the internet for me to link to
-I will need at least 6 photos of your work and will except more :)

If you have any interest in this interview please just comment telling me so. If I get a comment or two or even more I will post the questions on a separate post on this blog. Just so you can see the questions then email me the answers if your interested :) I really hope to be able to interview one or two (maybe three) of you young ladies this is a huge opportunity for myself.

Ashley Jean

Thursday, September 2, 2010

My Friends

I thought it would be fun to tell you guys about my best friends, Kala (pronounced Kayla) and Katrina! Well, here goes:

Kala! :)
Kala is 16, and she is homeschooled just like me! Even though she hasn't been homeschooled all of her life, she still loves it. I've known Kala since I was six years old. We met when I first started going to her church. She is a bit quiet, but once you get to know her, she is a lot of fun to be around! She loves music, and she takes clogging. She also enjoys acting (as do I!).  Her family is from Alabama, and her older sister (Jordan, who is also a really great friend of mine!) just recently moved there, taking an internship with a place called The Ramp. Kala is a wonderful, kind, and loving friend, and she is like my sister and will be forever. <3

Left: Me   Right: Katrina

Katrina is 12 years old (13 in December!), and she attends a private, Christian school. Katrina is a funny & outgoing person, and she knows how to make me laugh! She enjoys sports, and is a tom-boy through and through. She goes to the same church as Kala, which is where I met her. I did not get to know her at first like I did Kala, because at the time she was only 4 years old and she attended the preschool classes at the church. Katrina loves watching movies, and at the moment, her favorites are the six Star Wars movies!! (which is due to me, because I persuaded her to watch them, all 6 of them, when she was at my house once. She was hooked!)  :) Katrina and I are very close, and tell each other all our secrets, not having to be worried if the other will 'spill the beans'. We understand each other, and help each other with problems and such. Katrina, like Kala, is like a sister to me, and forever will be. <3

This is a really old picture, but I love it! <3


Perhaps this is old news....

Hello, wonderful fellow staff members! Maybe you've heard this before, but I'm having a photography contest over at my blog...

It's on the sidebar; it's ~Life Through the Left Window.

Any way, I'm not sure if we're supposed to just get on here anytime and write a post, but I think it's okay!

I've been going through a lot of changes (it is my first contest) and you may have seen the rules earlier. Here they are as they will stand:

*It's called A [Slightly Odd] Photography Contest

*The subject is seating (that's where the odd part comes in)

*You can enter up to three photos

*If you have my email address, it'd be best to e-mail the pictures directly to me; if not, just post them on your blog and let me know

*There will be a runner-up and a winner, and likely some honorable mentions

*The FINAL (believe, there's been plenty) deadline is a week from now, September 9

Now, that may seem like short notice, but I started August 20 and have three entries. Please enter!

With joy and my computer,

Amy Hollis

I need....

Hi ya'll! If there are anymore people that are on the staff, but have not been invited to join this blog, please, leave a comment WITH your email address, or email me at so that I can invite you! Thanks! 
So it's probably to late but I have idea for the Sept. issue. I was thinking it would be nice to have an arictle about how to prepare for school for homeschoolers. I know I would like to read that, but it's just an idea.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Hi! I'm Emily and I'm a writer for Bloom!Magazine and I don't speak French, just so you know! I am a Christian homeschooler going into 10th grade. My interests include, walking barefoot, writing stories while drinking tea or coffee, Irish dancing, blogging and countless other things! I love socks and slippers and my favorite season is fall. I play the tin whistle, piano and have started learning the fiddle! I'm pretty bad right now but I hope to get better and be able to play a bunch of things! I'm really happy to be on the Bloom staff and having more things to write! Yay! =)

My Blogs:

Monday, August 30, 2010

Hey Girls!

Hello my name is Grace! :) I really enjoy writing descriptive paragraphs and writing about things that are important to me such as purity, modesty, and what God is showing me in my life :)
I'm a girly girl who loves wearing skirts, and doing my hair and wearing jewelery. But I'm also a country girl that loves to throw on an old pair of jeans and go horseback riding! Oh ya, and I love black, high top Converse with frilly skirts :) I know, not the most popular style, but it's me and I like it haha :)
I'm involved in a youth group that I love and I long to live a set-apart life for my Savior!!
I'm so excited to be writing for Bloom! Magazine and I hope to get to know some of your girls better :)

Hey Guys!

Hi Guys!
Im Jessi. Im 13... going to be 14 in three weeks. I am a writer for bloom. I love God with my whole heart. He is the #1 man in my life. I love the arts. Like music, writing, drama, art... stuff like that. I enjoy so much hanging out with my family and friends. At school I play the clarinet and wouldn't trade it for the world. I am addicted to butterflies and have limited my self to drawing three a week. Right now I am trying to save my money up for a Canon Rebel XSi. I love to blog...

(This pic was taken by my dear friend

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Hello Everyone!

Hi guys! My name is Hannah and I'm a writer on the Bloom! Staff :)
Here is a little bit about me:
1. I love to write poetical things :)
2. I'm 12 years old (almost 13!)
3. I love love love photography!
4. I'm very thankful for who I am.
5. I love the Lord with all my heart and soul.

My favorite color is the color that glimmers with love, flows with beauty and dances with moonbeams. In other words, I haven't found it yet.
My favorite season is the season that brings cool streams from heaven that nourishes the pink and yellow beauties, followed by sunshiny radiance that smells of green earth and happiness, along with chilled noses and hot cider, and finally, sparkling crystal covered pines and toasty orange flames in a stone fireplace.
In other words, I don't have a favorite season. I love all of them!
I enjoy hanging out with neighborhood kids, being active, playing my guitar, teaching myself songs on the piano, painting with watercolors, daydreaming and expressing myself in my writing and photography. I am a follower of Christ and try to do His will every day of my life. I am so happy and honored to be part of Bloom! and I can't wait to get started!
You can find me at my main blog, my photography blog, and this writing blog!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Hey Y'all!

I'm Autumn, and I'm a writer for Staff #1. I cannot wait for the first issue of Bloom!

For right now, I will tell you all a bit about myself:
Name: Autumn Elizabeth B.
Age: 14 (B'day- March 28, 1996)
Family: Mom, Dad, Isaac (brother) who is 17, Tana (sister) who is 21, and Brandon (brother-in-law) husband to my dearest sister Tana.
Interests: writing, drawing, photography, fashion, babysitting, skateboarding, softball, bowling, anything that involves being active, anything vintage, and of course, blogging!!

An Autumn Day
The Writings of an Aspiring Authoress
Writers' Tea Shoppe
The Bookworm Band
.: Illustrating with Imagination :.
Pencil Shavings

And of course, this blog!
I am a Christian, and have been all of my life.
I have 9 pets, 5 cats and 4 dogs. I love them all very much! I live in Central Georgia, and I love being a Southern Belle! Pecan pie is one of my favorite desserts! ;)I have been a writer (primarily of  fiction/fantasy novels) since I was about eleven years old. I am homeschooled and have been all of my life! I'm very happy for that, and I'm glad to say that due to being homeschooled all of my life I will be graduating high school when I am 16. I have a Flickr account if any one is interested. Just be warned, it isn't in the best shape at the moment! Well, if y'all would like to know anything more about me, just ask! :D



Hello, lovelies!

Hey, gals!  I'm Hannah - a Bloom! Staff Photographer who is super-excited to be a part of this wonderful organization that lovely Kyann has started.

Goodness, that didn't define me in the least. Many of the staff members are photographers, and I think we're all pretty excited to be a part of the fabulous Bloom! Magazine.  As for more about myself-

I am a daughter, sister, dreamer, blogger, photographer, and Princess of Christ.  I'm thirteen years old and am home schooled by my wonderful momma, and I am so grateful for the time my parents invested in home-educating me as a Christian.  I live in Missouri with my parents and three younger siblings who make my day...daily.  I'm a lover of chocolate, sewing,flipflops, coffee (preferably a White-Chocolate mocha from Starbucks, or even better, a Cappuccino from Rome, Italy, which is, of course, very rare), reading, singing, music, computers..and, of course, blogging.

I take violin, dance Ballet and Tap at a fabulous dance studio, and attend an amazing co-op where I take classes such as drama, speech, science, writing, and the like. 

I have a passion for finding beauty in the mundane (and the not-so-mundane) and capturing it with my camera.  I recently bought a Canon Rebel T2i, and, let's just say I'm in love.  I continue to improve in my photography.  I'm certainly not the best, but if I look at the photos I was taking a year ago, even six months ago, I see quite the improvement.  I am looking forward to seeing where this talent of mine brings me, and am so glad to be able to take pictures as a Staff Member here.

 I wish my life to be glorifying, beautiful, and pleasing to the Lord, but so many times I fall short of this. Jesus accepts me as I am, though, and for that I am eternally grateful. If it is God's will, my wish is to one day be a wife, home-schooling mother, and professional photographer.

I'm so excited to get to know you all through this site, and through the magazine.  If you'd like to find out more about me, you're welcome to visit my main blog or my photography blog


Everyone leave a link please....

Can all you staff members leave a link to your blog (s) if you have one? Also, if there are any staff members that have not been invited to join this blog, please comment, leaving your email address so that we can invite you! Thanks!


Grammar Girl (Katie's Blog) (Please follow and I will be sure to check out your blog and comment!! )

Thrifty, But Pretty If you are intersted in joining me on this blog, please say so!

my life mixed with my photography or My 365 photographic journey

KyAnn's Blog

You need an invite to view KyAnn's blog so email her at if you're interested. She would love to have you follow!

Emily's Cancer Blog

My Nutty Life and Find That Creative Spark

Treble Clef (my main blog) Anecdote (writing blog, email me at if you'd like to join!) ~Cornet Crazie

Jo Bekah Photography Hey girlies! :) I will try to follow back and comment back to everyone!

blogs belonging to Hannah M:
Hannah's Hangout - The Writings of a Christian Girl
Clicked and Captured Photography
~Life Through the Left Window This one is Amy Hollis Taylor's! Please check it out and maybe follow!

Allie's blog! My 365 blog.

Hello Everybody!

Hello dear readers and fellow authors! I'm Sally (though here on blogger please call me Cornet Crazie), I'm 14, and a photographer on the Bloom! staff.

Hmm. Well, I'll start with this. I've always thought that God must have put me here on Earth for a reason, and I have come to understand that that reason is to share my music. Can music make this world a better place? I don't know, but I'm going to try. As you can see from the picture I'm a trumpet player (as well as playing cornet, trombone, clarinet, piano, bass, percussion, mallet/vibe percussion and many more instruments soon to come!) and I often surprise people with my abilities after learning that I'm only 14. There's even more surprised when I give them the list of instruments and tell them I conduct and compose and arrange music as well! It's a beautiful gift God has given me, and my musical talent makes me feel truly blessed.

But enough of that. What else do I do? Well, there's that place that I'm 'forced' to go to every day for nine months a year, five days a week. But really? I don't mind school that much. I'm going to be heading into my freshman year in three days time, and I have to say, I'm excited! I obviously love my band classes but I enjoy French very much and I'm a total history junkie, especially when it comes to the World Wars and the Holocaust.

Other things I love?

Church, Pilgrim Lodge (my church summer camp.), friends who are like sisters/brothers, my camera, skiing, snow, puffy white clouds, good books, colored pencils, Owl City, deep quotes, blogs, field hockey, being vegetarian, laying in the grass, my family, cute little kids, writing, poetry, hot french fries, luna moths, softball, the smell of valve oil in the morning, plants, purple pens, chipmunks, my MacBook, drawing in chalk, weeping willows, snail mail, my iPod, other band geeks just like me, and the true beauty of Creation.

~Cornet Crazie


Hi, everyone! My name is Amy Hollis and I'm a photographer for Bloom! Magazine.

I'm also a Christian, daughter, sister, cousin, niece, and, I'm sure, plenty other things in the family department. As for my own self, I'm an avid reader, an addicted blogger, a nature-lover, and a preschool-fan! Also, a home-schooler. I'm just starting the eighth grade and I just moved to the mountains. Have you ever walked bare-foot in the dewy grass? I'm afraid I've missed such an experience until just this morning.

I'm so excited about this blog, my new friends, and Bloom! in general. I'm on Staff 2, so you won't see any of my photographs until October. Unless you check out my blog,

Hoping you have a blessed day,
Amy Hollis Taylor

Hey Everyone!

Hi everyone! My name is Allie and I'm a photographer for Bloom! Magazine! I'm so excited about this magazine and can't wait to see what everyone does!

I am a 14 year old photographer. I am a Christian and I love God with all my heart! In the fall, I will begin my freshman year of high school; I've been homeschooled all my life and love it! Playing piano is one of the things that keeps me busy. I am the second oldest of four children, I have one older sister, one younger brother, and one younger sister. I love being in a big family even though it's not that great all the time! In my spare time I enjoy taking pictures, editing them, and blogging them! You can find my work at allie photography. I want to share my pictures on Bloom! Magazine in hope of encouraging other girls her age.

I guess that's it about me! :)


Hello everyone!

Hello Everyone! My name is Emily, and I'm a staff writer for the Bloom! magazine. I am very very happy to be able to contribute to the magazine and especially to make lots of new friends.

I'm sixteen and I live in Southern England with my parents and little brother. I'm really lucky to have a fantastic Christian family and lots of great friends too. I'm generally a happy person and I enjoy doing lots of things, either active things like swimming or more relaxing things like reading and writing. I like travelling and have been to lots of different countries. I also am a bit of a history geek and I enjoy learning about really cool old things (told you I was a geek!). I'm fighting a daily battle against cancer which isn't exactly great, but I love knowing that God is walking on this journey with me.

I don't know about all of you, but I can't wait to see the first issue of the magazine! 



Hi! My name is Rachel, and I am a staff photographer, and occasional writer. I'm really excited about this magazine, and can't wait until the first issue comes out! A little bit about me... well, I live out in the middle of nowhere, near a little community that isn't even a town. The nearest city is about 40 miles away, but we shop in a city an hour and a half away. I have six siblings, age ranging from sixteen to two years old. Some of my hobbies are reading!, photography, blogging, outdoors (whenever I'm not sneezing my head off), gardening, writing letters, cake decorating, and a LOT more! My favorite singers are Tim Mcgraw, Martina Mcbride, and Craig Morgan, and anyone else who is a country singer! My favorite movies are the 2009 adaption of Emma, Sense and Sensibility, The Princess Diaries one, The Princess Diaries two, The sound of music, Avatar, and Legally Blonde. My favorite actor? Definitly Julie Andrews! 

Friday, August 27, 2010

Hello There!

Hey girls! My name is Mary Catherine, and I'm a staff writer and occasional photographer for the Bloom! magazine. I am so excited about this magazine and the influence that it will have on all girls our age.
So here's a little bit about me!
First of all, I adore writing, obviously. I am totally looking forward to getting more experienced through being a magazine writer. I am interested in a lot of things, like photography, interior design, fashion design, horses, singing, and piano. I focus best when music is playing. I adore kittens but can't have one because my brother is allergic. :) I'm an organization freak and my closet is color coded. I have a library of over one hundred books and all of them have been read at least five times each. If pink was an addiction, I would be an addict. I have a pet albino rabbit who's name is Cloud. He was born on the Fourth of July. Don't give me any grief over the un-original name - I got him when I was seven and automatically computed white, fluffy, Cloud!
I like old movies and actors and my favorite place is Williamsburg, Virginia, the living museum. History is my favorite subject and I love bizzare facts about anything. Like did you happen to know that MGM owns the rights to the "Happy Birthday" song?
I became a Christian when I was five and was baptized when I was eleven. I love Christ with all of my heart and do everything that I do for Him. I hope you will be able to learn more about Him as I do with this magazine and that it will encourage you to learn more about Him.
Well, I suppose that's about it. I hope you will follow this blog and subscribe to the magazine. Come along with us on our spiritual journey!
--Mary Catherine


Hello! My name is KyAnn and I am the creator and editor of Bloom! Magazine. I couldn't decide which picture I liked better, so I posted two, I hope you don't mind! :) I am 14 years old and I strive to serve Jesus in everything I do! Some things that I love to do are reading, writing, photography (with my new Nikon D3000), graphic design, and running Bloom! Magazine. I also enjoy hot chocolate with extra whipped cream and fuzzy blankets! :) I have two younger sisters, ages 12 and 5, and a younger brother, age 9.

Bloom! Magazine and all of the girls on the staff and the subscribers are such a blessing to me! All of us who make this magazine happen (aka: the Bloom! staff) appreciates you looking at our blog and we hope you enjoy it! Be sure to leave a comment thanking Rachel, one of our wonderful photographers, for creating this blog! ;)

If you like our blog, be sure to follow! Oh, and if you haven't subscribed yet, be sure to send an email to to subscribe or you can join the site!

Bloom! Magazine Editor/Manager


Hi ya'll!
      Welcome to Bloom! Magazine Staff blog! My name is Rachel, I am a staff photographer/writer on staff one. If you are a staff member who would like to be added as a blog admin/author, please comment. Also, if you are part of the staff, and a blog author here, please make a new post with a picture of yourself and a bit about you, just so we can get to know you. After each post, please sign your name so we know who you are. :) Thanks!

I would also like to say "Thank you!" to KyAnn for making this magazine!