Caravan Sonnet: About

About



Hi y'all! Thank you so much for stopping by!

Caravan Sonnet is a Travel, Lifestyle, and Fashion blog and tells the story of desiring to live a beautiful, creative, inspired, and intentional life. I delight in finding God in simple beauty and ordinary days.


A little bit more about the girl behind the blog... I am fully in love with my precious Lord & Savior, I am an English girl at heart, My heart sings when I dance, I love the outdoors, I love thrifting & making something pretty out of nothing, I love History, I would like to be fluent in sign-language to become an interpreter, I am trying to learn French, I delight in fashion, I love tea & coffeehouses, I am amazed by color (and flowers), I will always choose flowers over chocolate, I feel completely home in nature- especially at a place called “camp”, I love learning and am would like to obtain my PhD, I am a writer, I adore music, I love cooking, I carry a book everywhere with me, I have a heart to support our military men and women, I am passionate about helping those with chronic illnesses and children in the foster care system & I fully acknowledge that I once thought I was born a century too late because I love the Jane Austen era…

Here are a few of the most frequently asked questions that I receive...  (If you are looking for the RESOURCE page for a list of resources for all of the different topics on this blog you can find the Resource page HERE!) 
Where do you live and what do you do? 
I currently live with my family, splitting my time between the sweet south and upstate New York. I absolutely love having the combination of two different cultures in me. I worked as a High School teacher for seven years before taking time off to fight for my health. I hope to return to teaching as my health stabilizes. As I fight Advanced Late Stage Lyme Disease, I currently am focused on a few different projects. I am an author and speaker, and am a full time blogger. I own an Etsy shop called December Caravan, which donates a portion of all of its proceeds to charity and started a new luxury Christian Book Crate Subscription, The Novel Garden. I am also the founder of "Grace Engaged" which is a ministry for high school girls and Lyme Caravan Foundation which is an Instagram Community designed to encourage those with Lyme Disease. 

When is your next book releasing and what is your next book about?

I am so honored and humbled by these questions. I have several upcoming book projects for 2017 including the sequel to December Caravan, September Caravan (which you can read more about HERE) will release on September 1st. 

In addition to this my newest Lyme Devotional, When Truth Refreshes released on May 1st, 2017! 2017 will be a busy year for me with writing and additional books will be released. You can find out more about my upcoming book projects by clicking HERE

Can you come Speak at my event?
I am honored and humbled by your request. I would love to hear more details and will prayerfully consider your request. Please email me to discuss further details. You can also fill out the Speaking Request form on my personal website which you can find HERE.

Are you Single?
Yes, I am currently single although I long to be married and to be a mama. I pray daily (many times hourly) for my future hubby and kiddos. I know that for those of you who are single and longing to be married this can be a tender subject. You can find posts written on singleness on the blog by clicking HERE. In 2015, my book, "Prayers for the Single Journey" (for women) was released and is available where books are sold and on Amazon. Stay tuned because in 2017 I will be announcing another book for singles that will be released soon! You can read more about it HERE

You have shared that you have Advanced Late Stage Lyme Disease. What is it?
I was correctly and accurately diagnosed with Advanced Late Stage Lyme Disease in 2013 after seeing over 273 doctors. You can read more about Lyme Disease and what it is in a post that I wrote HERE

If you are a Lymie looking for encouragement you can find my latest book, When Truth Refreshes HERE or check out my blog series called, The Lyme Diaries. You can also find my other books for Lyme patients, Path of Hope, When Light Dawns or Praying through Lyme Disease where books are sold and on Amazon. 

I shared recently that there are several exciting updates for Praying through Lyme Disease and Path of Hope. Praying through Lyme Disease, the 2nd edition will be released on June 1st, 2017 along with a Large Print Edition. Path of Hope (the Large Print Edition) will be released on July 1st, 2017. You can read more about these updates HERE

My next Lyme Book, "When Lyme Invades: Encouragement and Practical Tips for Loving Your Friend Through Lyme Disease" will be released on November 1st, 2017! You can find out more information about it HERE! More devotional books for those with Lyme Disease are coming and more news will be coming on the blog soon or you can find out more about all of my upcoming book projects by clicking HERE

You have mentioned on the blog that you also have had Cancer. How are you doing?
Thank you so much for asking! I was diagnosed with Skin Cancer within three months of my Advanced Late Stage Lyme Disease diagnosis in 2013. Thankfully there have been no new Cancer spots in the last 4 years and in May of 2018 will be able to officially say that I am Cancer free. We rejoice in this fact and are humbled by this as I know many who are walking the unthinkable and difficult road of Cancer. If this is you my heart and prayers are with you. You are truly my hero. You can read my personal health updates on the blog under the section: Notes from the Porch

What kind of camera do you use? 
I take pictures with my Canon T5i. I absolutely love it! 

I love your pictures! What editing softwear do you use/own?
Thank you so much! That is so sweet of you! I actually do not own any editing softwear programs simply due to cost. I love learning how to use my camera to acquire the shots that I take. It has been a learning experience and a fun journey. I also sometimes do some small editing and put the watermark on my photos with PicMonkey, which I have found to be extremely affordable.

Do You Sell Your Photos?
 If you are interested in a photo that you see here on the blog or are interested in a collaboration I would be happy to chat with you! Please feel free to email me. 

I recently started a blog and would love some blog advice...
First, congratulations! Blogging is a wonderful creative outlet! I hope that you enjoy it as much as I have! Second, you can find blogging advice that I have given by clicking HERE. Third, you can find all sorts of helpful tips and thoughts on the RESOURCE page on the blog HERE

What are your degrees in?
hahaha. For some reason this question truly makes me laugh, but since I receive it quite often... *smiles* I have a bachelor of arts degree in Bible Comprehensive (religion), a masters degree in Public Administration (emphasis in government), a graduate certificate in Women & International Human Rights Law, and have completed additional graduate work in Legal Studies at the University of West Virginia. 

I am excited to get to know you more! My prayer is that your time here leaves you encouraged about God's ever present love. My hope is that you find this little bloggy home a place of encouragement, refreshment, and joy as we explore the lovely simplicity of grace and hope in the promise of ordinary days. Thank you for stopping by today! May you be blessed abundantly!

If there is anything that I can pray for you about or you would just like to say "hi"- please feel free to email me at: caravansonnet@gmail.com.


If you are interested in learning more about my writing, or to contact me regarding a speaking event, please check out my personal website: Rebecca VanDeMark
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22 comments:

  1. thank you so much for stopping by my blog and introducing yourself! I, too, LOVE finding other Christian bloggers. I'm your newest follower and can't wait to get to know you more!

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  2. Hi friend! I found you through the North East Bloggers Network. Just wanting to stop by and say hello from a Southern North Easterner :)
    I just recently moved to upstate NY.
    Can't wait to dive more into your blog!

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  3. Hello Rebecca! Stopping over from the NE Blog Hop. Thank you for your feedback and welcome to my blog. :-) Caravan Sonnet is lovely and I can't wait to read more.

    Kelly
    http://beso519.blogspot.com/

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  4. I wish I was part of the Jane Austen era too! Except only if I was from a wealthy family, otherwise it seemed kind of rough. Lovely blog by the way :).
    Amanda

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  5. Thanks so much for stopping by and for leaving such sweet comments! It is delightful to have y'all here!
    :) Rebecca

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  6. Hey lady! I'm so glad you found my blog so I could find yours!! Blessings lady!

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  7. I found you on Mandi's blog and I'm so glad I did! I think you will be seeing a sponsorship from me sometime soon. ;)

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  8. Hey there! I can't wait to read more - your blog is adorable!!!! :-)

    Chelsea
    www.mypinkscribbles.blogspot.com

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  9. Hi Rebecca! You are the first person I have ever followed on blogger (hence I am just learning how everything works). I am also excited to learn more about you. I am also working on higher education to teach at the college level. I am in a masters program right now. I'd love to hear more about your PHD program sometime!

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  10. I am a new follower via bloglovin. I found you from the "Let's Be Friends" blog hop. Thanks for hosting! I can't wait to read more about you and be encouraged by you!
    mrsmaugeri.blogspot.com

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  11. Wow..we have a lot in common! ;) So glad you found my blog and twitter so that I can follow you now!! Your heart is beautiful.

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  12. Rebecca! I just discovered your sweet little blog and I LOVE it! I see we have a lot in common, I'm studying to be an ASL interpreter, as well! Look forward to reading your blog and getting to know you better! :)

    Kailey | living in the rain
    www.kaileyrogers.com

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  13. Hi rebecca, I am so happy I found your blog. Praying for you as I write this. I think i'll be visiting more often. There's just one thing i wanna ask about the font style of your blog header.. Can you please tell what style is it? It's crazy awesome! Thanks..

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    1. Hi Dawn! Thank you for stopping by! I couldn't reply to you through email because you are a "no reply blogger" but I did want to answer your question. My blog design came from "Carrie Loves Design". I definitely recommend her if you are looking for a WONDERFUL blog designer! Here is her info: https://www.etsy.com/shop/carrielovesdesign
      Thanks so much for your sweet comment! Looking forward to connecting with you!

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    2. Oh i see. Thank you for letting me know!! God bless you big time. Btw, my blog is dawntalks.wordpress.com..

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  14. Hi Rebecca, I linked to your blog from a post where you were mentioned in Chasing Happy. I just want to share that I can feel your energy through your blog and I love your posts. I'm so glad I found you.

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  15. Just found your blog! So excited to follow along. Cause God is so crazy amazing in the midst of the everyday.

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  16. I am so glad I found your blog through Peony Project. I love what I have read so far and look forward to reading more.

    God Bless
    Kimberley
    peculiartreasuresblog.com

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    1. Welcome Kimberley!! I am so glad that you have stopped by! Looking forward to connecting more with you!!
      :) Rebecca

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  17. Hi Rebecca. I enjoyed reading about you. Thanks for taking the time to share with us.

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  18. You are precious!!! Excited to follow along and learn your story!

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