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I learned to love the journey, not the destination. I learned that this is not a dress rehearsal, and that today is the only guarantee you get.

–Anna Quindlen

Hi! I’m popping in with a quick post to let you know what’s new with me.

I’ve said it a million times, but I love autumn. I love it so much. The air is so fresh, so clean, so crisp. Along with pumpkins and apples and leaves, Fall also brings cozy evenings and a sense of comfort and warmth.

We have a pond in our backyard, and in fall and winter we take a lot of walks to the pond to watch the wildlife. My mom took the photos above today, and it’s amazing how colorful the leaves are.


Doesn’t this look like something out of a fairytale?


In Autumn, I have a lot of lazy days where I’ll snuggle up on the couch with Charlie and do my homework.


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I love keeping my hands busy, so I crocheted a placemat thing and ended up giving it to my mother. I’m not sure what I think about the grey part. I added it in as an after thought, but something about it seems off. Either way I’m happy with the way that it turned out!

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I know this post was a bit random, I just wanted to share a few photos from my week with you. I wanted to take photos of my newest make today, but it was raining outside, so hopefully we’ll take pictures tomorrow. Stay tuned for the next post. Thank you for reading!




Crochet Coasters

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Bonjour! I just finished my French homework and I thought I would write a quick post.

I love to crochet, but I’m still a beginner (I’ve only been crocheting for about a year and a half). I was feeling crafty a few days ago, so I asked my mother if she wanted me to crochet her anything, and she requested some coasters. I spent some time on Pinterest (by the way, my username is Abigail08) looking at coasters, and I saw some adorable coasters, but I wanted an easy coaster pattern that I could actually understand.🙂

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I used a tan/mustard colored yarn for the coasters. I know that there are much more fancy and beautiful coasters out there, but I just wanted to crochet something simple, so I just crocheted for a basic circle.

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I went a little coaster crazy and ended up making eight coasters. The first ones that I made turned out a bit hole-y because I was forgetting to do the slip stitch at the end of each round. The other ones turned out nicely, though. I was feeling lazy so I didn’t weave in the ends. Oops.🙂

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Overall, I’m pretty pleased with the result! The coasters are simple, but they serve their purpose. Once I begin making Christmas presents, I may make some coasters with different colors, or I’ll try to crochet some fancier coasters. 

Here is the tutorial I used:

Thank you for reading!


My Five Go-to Fall Hairstyles

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Autumn is upon us, and it’s my favorite season! With fall comes apple picking, crisp air and leaf raking, and boots & infinity scarfs. In today’s post, I’m going to be sharing with you my five go-to fall hairstyles. Let’s begin!

#1 Dutch Braid

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A dutch braid is similar to a french braid, but it has more volume. I love dutch braids, and I personally prefer them to french braids. Whenever I want to get my hair out of my face on a windy fall day, I will put it in either a french or a dutch braid. Both styles are protective hairstyles and look perfect with any outfit!

#2 Fishtail

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The fishtail braid is a well known hair style, but I wanted to include it anyway because fishtails are such an easy style and there are so many different ways that you can do your hair in a fishtail. I love fishtails because they are stylish, but (like I said about the dutch braid) they keep my hair out of my face.

#3 Half Up Bun

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This is my favorite hairstyle that I’m sharing with you! It’s effortless and only took me one minute to do. It’s just a half up bun–like the other styles, it is very simple. But honestly, sometimes simple is a good thing! With many of my outfits in the fall, I’ll wear a few layers, an infinity scarf, and jewelry. So, I don’t want to go too overboard with my hair, which is why a cute yet basic hairstyle is ideal.

#4 Ponytail With A Twist


Ponytails are a classic, right? You can do so much with ponytails. High ponytails, low ponytails, side ponytails, loose ponytails, tight and sleek ponytails…the options are never ending. Half of the week I’ll put my hair in a ponytail, and every time I’ll switch it up. My favorite version of a ponytail is to add a few braids into the ponytail. From the front, it looks like a normal ponytail, but no. Never judge a ponytail by its appearance from the front.

#5 Bun


‘Cause you can never, ever go wrong with a good ol’ bun. This bun is almost as large as my head…There’s nothing like a bun to create a statement! I have very thick hair, and so when I normally put my hair in a bun, it will just fall out and I will keep having to re-do it. So thank heavens for bun donuts! They are a life saver.


Thank you for reading, and I really hope that you enjoyed this post! Lately I haven’t been sure what to write posts about, so if you have any posts that you would like to read on my blog, let me know in the comments!




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Unposted Sewing Projects

Hello there fellow readers, bloggers, and fashionistas!

There are always those little sewing makes that never get posted…well, in today’s post, I’m going to be giving four small sewing makes the spotlight!


First, we have this gorgeous zippered pouch. I always love a good zippered pouch, and I constantly need them for makeup, brushes, pencils, etc. I was super careful when I sewed in the zipper, because I wanted it to be as perfect as possible, and I’m proud with the way that it turned out.

My family keeps asking about the stitches at the bottom–yes, they were intentional, I sewed them because I thought it might look nice, but I’m regretting doing that.


The lining turned out very well also, so I’m happy with this pouch, and I’ve already used it a lot!


This is supposed to be a knit fabric headband. I’m on a cross country team, and hair always comes out of my ponytail and hangs over my eyes. I decided one day that I needed to practice my hand-sewing skills, so I cut a two long rectangles of knit fabric and attempted to sew a fabric headband. My messy stitches don’t show at least, so overall I’m pleased with the result. This will get a lot of use.


You’re probably wondering what this could possibly be. Well….I’m actually not sure, but whatever it is, it’s pretty darn useful! I’ve had this upholstery fabric in my stash for awhile and was planning on making another zippered pouch. In June, we went to Cape Cod, and I needed something to store my beauty products. I thought a drawstring bag would be perfect, but I accidentally sewed the part where the string goes shut. Oops.


I finished sewing it nonetheless and ended up with a rectangle of fabric. A snap would have made this rectangle useful, but I didn’t have any snaps. What about velcro? I couldn’t find the velcro. So, I took it on vacation anyways and just folded the bag/pouch/rectangle/thing over, and it worked out ok! The fabric is really cute and holds up even when I pile it with stuff. I just found my velcro yesterday, so I’m probably going to sew on some velcro so that it closes.


My last little project was really fun to sew. It’s a mood board! I sewed it up within 20 minutes and printed out a few emojis. This is a great idea for a present, or for something to make for your bedroom. I actually got the idea for this online, but in the video that I watched, they used hot glue instead, so there are different options.Unknown-5.jpeg

That’s all for today! Thank you for reading, and let me know which project was your favorite in the comments. Have an amazing day.



Well, I guess it’s official

Hello fellow bloggers, readers, and followers! I guess it’s official…I’m a teenager. And I have been for a few weeks now, I just couldn’t find the time to write a blog post about it. My birthday was the 26th of August. Here are a few photos:


When in doubt, just take a selfie.


This photo got a little blurry, and please excuse the odd expression on my face…


What is this, you are probably wondering? It’s a Dead Sea Mud Mask, and I’ll be doing a review on that later, if I ever get around to it.

My birthday was tons of fun, it included shopping, facial masks, and mexican rice bowls, because you can never go wrong with rice bowls. Oh, and I made a Pinterest account! My account name is @Abigail08, feel free to leave your Pinterest username in the description and I’ll follow you.🙂

I feel horrible that I haven’t written a post in so long, but I have some great posts coming up–two sewing posts, a review post, and possibly a few other things that are up in the air. Thank you for reading, and have an amazing day!



Guest Post from the TweenInBetween

Write Me A Guest Post!

Why hello there! Recently I made a post on writing a guest post for the freckledfashionista. I have some great bloggers lined up to share their post on my blog. The first guest post is from the Tween in Between. Enjoy her guest post, and don’t forget to comment and let her know what you think of it!

Hi! I’m Tweeninbetween, the author of the blog Tween in Between! I’m super excited to be doing a guest post here on Freckled Fashionista!

School is starting really soon!!! (Those can be exclamation points of excitement, or of tragedy, depending on what kind of mood you’re in!)

Because school is just around the corner, I wanted to share with you five different back-to-school outfit ideas, complete with sketches! I’ve been sketching and sewing for about three years, and since we’re all so excited to go back to school (NOT!), I thought this was the perfect thing!

The first one is The Rebel’s School Uniform.


I really love this one! I think it’s just super cute and fun! I like the boots just because…well, they’re boots! Who needs another reason??? The shirt is probably my favorite part, because it ties the whole outfit together and is definitely the statement piece of this sketch. I like how this outfit could be worn at any time of the year, because, like I said, it’s so cute, but it gives off just enough ‘school’ vibe that it makes the perfect back-to-school outfit!

The Preppy (But Still Stylish) A+ Student


This outfit is (as the name suggests) pretty preppy, but it’s still very stylish! I like the way the pink looks with the blue jeans! Of course, the shirt has a collar, and the model is wearing capris and black flats – the outfit has to live up to its name! However, I think this one does a great job of being preppy without being childish! In the back to school category, it gets an A+++ in my book!

“I Wish it Was Still Summer!”


I think this one just might be my absolute personal favorite! I love, love, love the boho-beach-chic vibe it gives off, and it’s definitely clear the wearer does not want summer to end! (Hmmmm…maybe that’s why I like it so much. I don’t want summer to end either!) I really like how all the colors go together! This outfit is so versatile, too! The sandals are super cute, and so is the skirt! You could wear it to the beach or to a restaurant! In my opinion, that makes it an ideal school outfit!

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Ooh, this is another good one! I just think it’s sooooooo stylish and absolutely adorable! The sweater, pleated schoolgirl skirt, and messy bun bring the ‘nerd’ element, and the fishnet tights and boots add just the right amount of pizazz! This outfit just has everything! Cute boots? Check! Adorable skirt? Check! Girly sweater? Check! Just-the-right-amount-of-messy hair? Check! I would definitely wear this to school!

“I Woke Up Like This.”


Guys, let’s be honest! We all wish we could wake up like that! This is another one of my favorites, simply because it’s got the perfect amount of looking like a nonchalant, thrown-together outfit. But it’s not so shabby-chic it couldn’t be worn to school! Now let’s break it down: I absolutely adore all the parts of the outfit! I love the off-the shoulder sweater, the ripped jeans, the comfy-looking UGGs, and especially the hair! (Messy bun half-up updo? Yes, please!) All in all, this is, in my opinion, a fabulous back-to-school outfit!

That’s it! Thanks for reading, and of course, an enormous thank you to Abigail for letting me post here today! I had fun, how about you?🙂 Comment which outfit was your favorite!

And there you have it! Thank you! Be sure to check out Tween in Between’s blog. It’s not too late to write a guest post for the freckledfashionista! Apply here. 

Write A Guest Post for the FreckledFashionista!

Hello, hello!

I want to grow the freckledfashionista to be bigger and better! I have loved featuring other bloggers in the past, in a guest post, and it’s truly great to see fresh new content on my blog. Well, I want more guest bloggers, and YOU could write a guest post for my blog! This will help you get tons of exposure to your blog. Write Me A Guest Post!.jpg

How it works: I have written an application sheet with some questions so I can get to know you better. If you have a blog that has sewing, makeup, fashion, or healthy living posts, I would love for you to write a guest post for my blog!

Here are the questions:

  1. What is your blog’s name? (Please give the link.)
  2. Describe your blog in five words.
  3. Tell me a bit about yourself and your blog!
  4. If you were going to write a guest post for the freckledfashionista, what would you write it about?
  5. Why do you blog?
  6. What blog post are you most proud of publishing? (Please give the link.)

Once you have filled the application, email your answers to me to be considered! My email is freckledfashionista.wordpress@gmail.com. Or you can contact me via the Contact Me page.

I’m going to go over the applications, and I will be emailing people that I am interested in.

Thank you!


A Day In Woodstock!

Hello lovely readers! A few days ago, my family and I spent the day in Woodstock.It’s a charming town about an hour from my house, and it’s filled with boutiques, shops, cafes, clothing stores, and a lot more! The whole town is very artsy.

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The first stop was a wonderful sewing shop called Sew Woodstock. They sell vintage clothing, fabric, notions, and they teach sewing classes, as well as doing alterations. I loved the shop the second I walked in. The shop is bright, colorful, and inviting, which is everything a sewing shop should be.

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All in all, I really enjoyed Sew Woodstock, and if you are ever nearby it I would recommend going in there! I got a few things from the shop.


After going to Sew Woodstock, we continued to walk around the town. Each of the shops are so diverse and unique, which is part of what makes Woodstock such a cute town.


We found this lovely peace sign on the sidewalk! To end the afternoon, we got lunch at the “Yum Yum Noodle Bar”.


It was a wonderful day! If you are ever near Woodstock, go and check out the town!

Thanks for reading!






Calia Products Review

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Hello!  Recently I had the opportunity to try out a few products from a company called Calia. I was introduced to their company through Sarah Nagel’s videos, and I fell in love right away! Calia has hair and skin care products, as well as essential oils! They have a wide range of products from cleansers to toners, to shampoo and lotion.

I got sent a box full of goodies, and today I’m going to tell you about each of the products that I received, and let you know what I think about them!


First, let’s talk about the shampoo and conditioner. Calia has a few different shampoos and conditioners on their website, and I chose to try out the Hydrating shampoo.

My hair has been a rocky road. I use to curl and straighten it a lot, which made it dry in some parts and oily in other parts. Some of my hair was healthy, but a lot of my hair was brittle and dried out. I started using coconut oil on my hair, which helped it grow and made it a lot healthier. I also got a wooden brush, and I saw an improvement from that as well. I honestly tried all kinds of things, but the one thing that I couldn’t figure out was shampoo and conditioner. I considered the No Poo method, but like I said, my hair tends to be oily in the summer and dry in the winter, so I wasn’t sure if that would work.

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I read tons of reviews and found lots of shampoos and conditioners that I wanted to try. I settled on Mane ‘N Tail, and that was the last straw. My hair was so brittle and dry after using it, and it got worse the more I used it. Eventually I realized it was because of the sulfates in the shampoo. Sulfates literally strip your hair of its natural oils. I did even more research and I found Calia! I fell in love right away and wanted to try some. I emailed Calia and here I am!

My favorite part about the shampoo & conditioner is the ingredient list. It’s nice to actually know every single thing on the list! Calia also keeps bad things out of their products–here’s the list:

  • No Animal Testing
  • No Sulfates
  • No Dea (diethanolamine)
  • No Sodium Chloride (Salt)
  • No Propylene glycol

Also, their products are 100% Canadian and environmentally friendly, and most of the ingredients are organic! They use a lot of essential oils in their products, which I’m all down for. So, onto what I thought of it…


It smells HEAVENLY. While I was washing my hair with it, all that I could think about was the smell. It smells like roses and clean air, and who doesn’t want their hair to smell like that? My hair felt really clean while I was washing it, and once it dried, I was shocked at how silky and smooth it felt. After a few more uses, Calia has removed the buildup from other products on my hair. My hair is so silky and it’s not dry anymore! This product really lives up to its name, my hair is so hydrated now.  It is literally a miracle shampoo (and conditioner)!

Onto the other hair-related product that I received: Intensive Conditioner!


This stuff is my life. I love it! The s & c really helped with my brittle hair, but this intensive conditioner gave my hair more moisture and made the brittle hair go away for good. :) In between days that I wash my hair, I use this to keep it healthy. This is like a hair mask–you put it in your wet hair for about two  minutes, and then rinse it out.

The intensive conditioner does not have much of a strong scent like the shampoo and conditioner, but I was fine with that! It was smooth and my hair loved it!🙂 I was shocked at how my hair felt once I rinsed it out, and my hair dried.  My hair was like silk, and it was so clean and soft! I’m going to order more of it as soon as I run out.


Lastly for the cleanser! I’ve only gotten to use this a few times, but I really like it. It has a cool feel and lathers nicely! A lot of cleansers that I’ve used have stung, because I have very sensitive blemish-prone skin. In the evenings I use cleansers that have lots of chemicals in them, and while those have helped clear up my face, they have made my face really fragile and sensitive.

I wanted to try out this cleanser to give my skin a break for a bit! And I wasn’t disappointed! I used this after I ran once, and my face felt really clean afterwards, so I’m convinced that it got the sweat and oil out of my pores! My face was soft afterwards, so I’m going to keep using it and we’ll see what happens.🙂


My verdict? I’m obsessed with Calia and I will never, ever, ever switch to different hair and skin care products!


  • Their products are inexpensive
  • Calia has high standards for their products, so you can expect quality products.
  • They have high quality, organic ingredients!
  • Their products do NOT have sulfates, which is a huge plus!
  • They have many different products, like toner, cleanser, hairspray, shampoo and conditioner, essential oils, lotion, and more!
  • You will actually see results from using their products!


  • It ships from Canada, so you do have to pay for shipping. It is worth it, though!

So, what are you waiting for? Head to Calia’s website and take a look at their products! If you have tried their products let me know how they worked for you! Thank you, Calia!


Note: Calia sponsored  this post. 100% of my opinions  in this post are my own!

4th of July

imageimageimageimageHello! I just wanted to make a quick post to say Happy 4th of July! Although I’m a little bit late…:) I’ve been back from vacation for a few weeks now, and I’m so excited for my next posts. I have some new clothing items to share with you, a guest post, and a suprise.🙂 I hope you have a wonderful week! I had a great start to the week by someone telling me I looked 17…