Liebster Award


The Bookshop Barista (I love that name) nominated me for the ‘Liebster Award’. To be honest, I don’t know if any of us bloggers knows what that means, at least I sure didn’t. So I looked up the word and I think it basically means ‘dearest’. Anyways, check out the Bookshop Barista’s lovely blog.

Onto the rules;

The Rules:

1. Acknowledge the blog that gave it to you and display the award.

2. Answer the 11 questions that the blogger gives you.

3. Give 11 random facts about yourself.

4. Nominate 11 blogs. (I am NOT going to nominate that many people… That’s a lot of people.)

5. Notify those blogs of their nomination.

6. Give them 11 questions to answer.

Now for the questions, my dears.

1. Favorite book?


Well I wouldn’t say I have an all-time favorite book, but one of my favorites is Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. Such a beautiful, sad, moving, and important book.

2. What type of music do you find yourself listening to most?


Okay so I use Spotify to listen to music, and if you have premium, they give you a review of your year at the end of the year, and they tell you cool stuff like what artist and what song and what genre you listened to most. It told me the genre I listened to most is ‘Neo Mellow’ which I had absoloutly no idea that a genre named that even existed. Anyways, the genre includes songs by Five for Fighting, Daniel Powter, Gregory Alan Isakov, and The Head and the Heart. So almost indie chill sorta? But I listen to soooooo many types of music, 40s, 50s, 60s, country, pop, Christian, indie, instrumental, crooners, jazz, folk music, opera, soundtrack, bluegrass, and even a little electronic. So yeah…

3. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?


Italy. Without a doubt. I’ve always wanted to live there, and when we visited there, I knew that would have to. I’m seriously hoping to live there for at least 6 months when I’m like in my 20s.

4. Have any siblings? How many?


Yes! I have six siblings, all older than me. (I also have two brothers-in-law and a sister-in-law.) We also babysit my two nephews during week days, so they’re basically like little brothers.

5. What color is you bedroom?

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here you can see some of the blue with the white.

Oh yeah! I was gonna do a room tour! Once I finsh putting up all my decor I shall do that. Anyways I have several colors in my room. I have a dark indigo wall with white splotted all over, like a night sky. I have a mellow soft-ish blue on most of the other walls and the ceiling, and in my window seat I have a pinkish-red (the only pink I actually like) that reflects sunlight so beautifully.

6. Do you like road trips? Or not so much?


Yeah! For the most part. I normally enjoy them. I wish cars were more comfortable and everyone could control their own air with out affecting other people, but I love listening to music, reading books, watching movies, eating snacks, taking pictures, seeing new places, and staring out the window dramatically.

7. Is there any food you will not eat for anything?


Well I mean for a couple thousand dollars maybe, but yeah, I’m a picky eater. I don’t like tomatoes, meat that has pink, mangoes, coconut/coconut flavored things, and lots more.

8. What are your hobbies?

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Well, photography, blogging, crafting, painting, singing,  pretending/attempting to play guitar, banjo, and ukulele, thrift shopping, movies, pinterest, and eating haha.

9. Favorite movie?


Wow so many tough questions. I’m gonna go with Mary Poppins, The Patriot, Return to Me, Enchanted, Saving Mr. Banks, Cinderella (2015), and Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. But I like so many movies.

10. Favorite musical? If you have one.



Probably Mary Poppins and Sound of Music. Because Julie Andrews = But I do enjoy many musicals.

11. Favorite/usual coffee drink? It can be tea if you’re not a coffee person.


Makes me happy you noted that maybe not everyone in the world loves coffee. I personally dislike coffee. So I love Bigelow’s Vanilla Chai Tea, and basically any chai tea. But tea in general is just awesome. Also hot cocoa is amazing.

Alright, now for eleven random facts about me:

  1. I am basicaly allergic to Asian cuisine. Even the smell nauseates me.
  2. I fell out a second story window once. Now, thankfully, I didn’t land on the ground, there was a roof beneath, but it was very scary. I was probably eight or so.
  3. I have technically been to five countries, because, the Vatican in Italy is actually the smallest country in the world. I don’t normally count it though.
  4. I really don’t like white chocolate. At all. There’s this one type of cookie that is dipped in white chocolate and that’s about the only white chocolate thing I like.
  5. I’ve had this blog for almost two years!
  6. I have never broken a bone.
  7. I have held a baby fox before, at a wildlife rescue thingy at our old library.
  8. I am afraid of frogs, sharp things that can puncture my skin, and wading deep in a big body of water.
  9. I strongly dislike the smell of lavender.
  10. I like old movies and music. And by old I mean 1930s-1950s, not like the 90s.
  11. Rain makes me incredibly happy. Also, I always prefer to be colder than warmer.

That was so difficult, way more difficult than you would think. I don’t know why coming up with eleven facts is so hard but it is.

Here are the questions for the the people I am nominating:

  1. What book were you expecting to be amazing, but it wasn’t?
  2. Have you any irrational fears?
  3. What’s your biggest pet peeve?
  4. If you could have lived in any decade, which decade would that be?
  5. Which do you think is more poetical: The sea, or the sky?
  6. How long have you had your blog?
  7. What do you think of people who buy everything name brand?
  8. Have you ever seen a play in a theater? If so which ones and how many?
  9. What fictional world do you wish you could live in?
  10. Does the idea of being a celebrity or famous person appeal to you?
  11. If you could eat any food right this minute, what would it be?

Now to tag some people. Not eleven, but some. I nominate:

And that’s all I’m gonna nominate. Note to those of you whom I did nominate, please do nooooot feel obligated to do the tag, it’s fine if you don’t, my feelings will not be hurt haha, I just think y’all deserve the award 😉

What’s your irrational fears? What’s your emotions on lavender? Thanks for reading 😀


I Love Jane Austen Week- the tag

Thank you to Hamlette @ Hamlette’s Soliloquy for making this fun tag!

1.  Which did you experience first, a Jane Austen book or a movie based on one?


It was a movie. I just don’t know if it was Pride and Prejudice (2005) or Sense and Sensibility (1995). My sister is sure it was the former, but I think it was the latter.

2.  What is your favorite Austen book?


I like Sense and Sensibility a whole lot, and also Northanger Abbey, but Pride and Prejudice is my favorite, and I do not wonder why it is her best known/loved work.

3.  Favorite heroine?  Why do you like her best?

e999dc2205e5e673e31feecc97587e3aThis is a great question. One that I don’t really have an answer to. I mean, movie wise, probably Emma Woodhouse from Emma (2009) and Jane Bennett from Pride and Prejudice (2005), but book wise probably  the Dashwood sisters. I love both Marianne and Elinor are both pretty great, with their virtues and faults, their ‘sisterliness’ and their sense and sensibility at times.

4.  Favorite hero?  Why do you like him best?           Mr. Bingley Emma Reaction GIFs - Knightley Edition 4

Okay. All of them? Perhaps Henry Tilney and Captain Wentworth if we are talking from the books. They are pretty terrific. From the movies, I love George Knightley from Emma (2009) and Charles Bingly from Pride and Prejudice (2005). I love Mr. Knightley because he’s amazing, and Bingly because of how quirky and amusing and adorably akward he is. Plus, his hair.

5.  Do you have a favorite film adaptation of Austen’s work?

Emma (Romola Garai) and Mr. Knightley (Jonny Lee Miller) in Emma by Jane Austen…     “Grace of Manner” | 10 Things You Didn't Know You Were Attracted To

Yes! I love Pride and Prejudice (2005) and Emma (2009). Pride and Prejudice is so visually pleasing, and the soundtrack is so amazing, and Rosamund Pike as Jane, and all that, and is a therefore very lovely movie. Emma is just wonderful. I’m not sure why I like it so much, but I do.  I binge-watched it when I was sick last year, and I loved almost every minute of it.

6.  Have your Austen tastes changed over the years?  (Did you start out liking one story best, but now like another better?  Did you think she was boring at first, then changed your mind?  Etc.)

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In a way, yes. I thought I was going to hate her works, because my sister scared me into thinking ahead of time that she was boring. But I read eight of her novels in a row, and loved most of them. I still think they can be a bit redundant, and that sometimes it seems a bit formulaic.

7.  Do you have any cool Austen-themed things (mugs, t-shirts, etc)?

No, but I would love to have some! I would especially like:

Jane's Men / women's slouchy sweatshirt Jane Austen by Brookish:      Jane Austen Playing Cards   Mug with Jane Austen quotes. So cool!:   Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

8.  If you could ask Jane Austen one question, what would you ask her?

“Teach me your ways!” Or “how did you chose your character’s names?”

9.  Imagine someone is making a new film of any Jane Austen story you choose, and you get to cast the leads.  What story do you want filmed, and who would you choose to act in it?

Edward, Elinor, Colonel Brandon, Marianne, and Willoughby

Woah! Sounds awesome to do. Perhaps… Richard Madden as Edward Ferrars and… Anna Popplewell as Elinor Dashwood and Colin Ferrel as Colonel Brandon and Eliza Bennet as Marianne and Ioan Gruffudd as Willoughby to star in a new Sense and Sensibility? That’s either perfect or horrible and I don’t think it goes in between wonderful and disastrous. It’s one or the other.

10.  Share up to five favorite Jane Austen quotations!

24 Jane Austen Quotes That Still Ring True Today:
This is so true.

Her own thoughts and reflections were habitually her best companions. Mansfield Park, Jane Austen.:

To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love - Jane Austin #dance #quote:

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Well this was certainly a fun tag! I enjoyed doing it, especially since I’ve been out of ideas for any posts. Jane Austen, thank you for giving us these terrific books.

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Five Favorite Fictional Couples Tag

This is a follow up to my Fictional Male Characters Tag and my Fictional Female Characters Tag, and this is also taken from Coffee, Classics, and Craziness and has basically the same rules as the previous two.

[Disclaimer: I watch these movies (the ones that need it) with filters, so I do not endorse the parts of the movies that are not appropriate.]


1.) Pick one couple from each category
2.) Tagging is optional
3.) Link back to Meanwhile, In Rivendell


1) Period Drama Couple
2) Sci-Fi/Fantasy Couple
3) Superhero Couple
4) Preferred Couple (from a love triangle)
5) Couple Ended Too Soon

1) Period Drama Couple


Jane Bennett and Charles Bingley~ Pride and Prejudice (2005) First of all, I’d like to note that I simply adore both these characters on their own, but together they are just terrific. They are both so sweet and complying, though, their relationship must have been interesting. But I can picture them as an old couple, Bingley’s amazing hair no longer so red and full, Jane’s posture less straight, but both still so elegant. Bingley would be telling a silly joke and doing his funny little laugh thing while Jane smiles sweetly at him.

(also I’d like to give a shout out to Maria and Captain Van Trapp from Sound of Music as a favorite)

2) Sci-Fi/Fantasy Couple

The Island (2005) Dir: Michael Bay Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Ewan McGreggor, Djimon Hounsou, Steve Buscemi In 2019 a mercenary (Djimon Hounsou) pursues two clones (Ewan McGregor, Scarlett Johansson) who escaped from a research facility after learning their true fate. Watch the movie here:

Lincoln Six Echo and Jordan Two Delta~ The Island This is one of the few Dystopian movies I enjoy, I’m not big on Sci-Fi, but this one was good. I love Jordan and Lincoln’s relationship in this movie, and the way the interact with each other and the people they meet on their trip is pretty amusing.

3) Superhero Couple

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Look at that huge dopey grin and terrific eye roll! How can you not love ’em?

Gwen Stacey and Peter Parker~ The Amazing Spiderman (1 and 2) They’re so cute look at that gif, you can just see their adorableness! But I’m not a huge fan of most of the superhero couples (even though I love superhero movies), so this one is out of a few I like.

(of course, I also love Mr. and Mrs. Incredible!)

4) Preferred Couple (favorites out of a love triangle)

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Captain Jack Sparrow and Elizabeth Swan~Pirates of the Caribbean  I honestly don’t like Will and Elizabeth together at all, but I really wish Jack and Elizabeth had become a thing. They are hilarious together and although it’d be horrendous for Elizabeth, it would have been really funny.

5) Couple Ended too Soon

Okay, I have two.

Ellie & Andy were just so cute together! She was definitely my favorite of Andy's many girlfriends.:

Andy Taylor and Ellie Walker~The Andy Griffith Show Especially when you compare her to Helen Crump or Miss Peggy? She’s so terrific and their quarrels are always resolved in the cutest ways and they are both so wonderful together!

Carl and Ellie~Up  *spoiler* Okay, yes, they got a whole life together, but still! It’s so sad when she passes! He loved her sooooo much! I wish, for their sake, their relationship could have lasted forever! (and no I didn’t intentionally have two Ellies in this category)

Hope you enjoyed this post! Are any of these your favorite movie couples? Let me know in the comments!

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Fictional Male Characters Tag

Same as the Female Characters Tag, (which I did here) I found this one on Coffee, Classics, and Craziness, which is just a great blog.

The rules are the same I think;

1.) List 5 of your favorite male characters (book or screen)

2.) Tagging other people is optional

3.) If you are tagged link back to the person that tagged you

4.) Link back to Revealed In Time (not endorsed by me)

The catagories are different, though;


1.) Hero

2.) Villain

3.) Anti-hero

4.) Best book-to-screen adaption

5.) Best character perception


1) Hero




Prince Kit~Cinderella (2015) Okay, he might not be the main character or even the definition of a hero, but he is to me! He is so good and kind and wonderful. He stays true to her. He sends all them to go look for her once she’s disappeared and actually went along to make sure she was found. He is so lovable and one of my favorite male characters. I also love his and his dad’s relationship. “It’s you, isn’t it?”

2) Villain


Ian~National Treasures Perhaps it’s just because I like Sean Bean so much, but he is just a very good villain in my opinion. Perfectly bad enough but also an interesting character. “I’ve arranged several operations of… questionable legality.”

I couldn’t choose just one, there were several that really stood out;

Jason Isaacs as Colonel William Tavington in The Patriot (2000):

Colonel William Tavington~ The Patriot Jason Isaacs is a brilliant actor. He portrays the charters he plays so well. And in this instance he is playing one of the most despicable and heartless characters I’ve seen on screen. He is a horrible, horrible, character, but it makes the movie all the better (more emotional, sob-worthy, heart-wrenching, etc). “But you said we’d be forgiven!” “And perhaps you will, but that is between you and God.”

3) Anti-Hero (a central character in a story who lacks the usual heroic attributes)

Quite fond of James McAvoy across the board, but I had to pin him in Mr. Tumnus mode, because who doesn't love Mr. Tumnus?:

Mr. Tumnus~Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe He really is a hero, but as he is cowardly and a traitor at first, you might not really think of him as being one, so that is why he is an anti-hero. He’s so lovable and funny, and it’s so sad to see him frozen by the White Witch when he chooses to do the right thing. (Not to mention, he’s pretty amazing at playing that Narnian flute.) “How would it be, if you came and had tea with me?”

4) Best book-to-screen adaption

Jim Carrey:

Count Olaf~ Series of Unfortunate Events I thought about doing him for the villain, but he really is so exactly like he should be. Like completely 100% spot on. He is just like he is in the book. “Wait! Give it to me again!”

5) Best character perception

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Travers Goff~Saving Mr. Banks To be honest, I’m not entirely sure what ‘best character perception is, but I would assume it means a character that really is perfect for what it should be, and is portrayed really well. I would say Travers Goff is that. The character is so lovable and it just breaks your heart when he can’t be the perfect father you see glances of throughout the movie. He is so wonderful, but at the same time, so deeply flawed. “Don’t you ever stop dreaming.”


So there you go! That’s my answers for this tag, which was really quite fun to do!

Would any of these make your favorites in their categories? Do let me know what you think!

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Blogger Book Tag

Thanks to Emily @For the Bookish, I’m doing a tag (she did an open to all tag)  about books! Yay!

1. Name a book you’re embarrassed you haven’t read.

Oliver Twist. Yes, yes, I haven’t read it! But I will! I don’t really want to, it’s rather hyped- but I’m sure it’s a classic for a reason… I suppose. My family greatly suggests it, so that is probably next on my list.

2. What is the strangest thing you’ve ever used as a bookmark?

Hmm… Any thing. Usually I use thick things since I often have trouble finding my spot if I use thin things. So anything handy that isn’t gross or dirty or wet?

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3. Look at your bookshelf. What is the first yellow-spined book you see?

The Cricket in Times Square. Aw what a cute book! I haven’t read that for a long time, but I miss it! And the illustrations are so lovely and fun. I really liked it when I was younger, it’s still such a great one.

Look at how cute she is!

4. If you could have one new book from a deceased author, who would it be?

Hmm… I still haven’t read all of Dicken’s or C.S. Lewis’s, but once I’ve gone through both of their collections, I’m sure I’ll wish there were more.


5. Name an author who deserves more readership. 

Hmm. I can’t really think of one.

6. Bookmark or random piece of paper?

Sticky notes? That’s what I’ve been using the most lately. My sister (the girl’s got skill) also made me some of the most amazing Jane Austen bookmarks last year for my birthday… which I seem to have misplaced. I actually cried. Come to think of it I don’t think she knows. Perhaps she won’t read this…

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7. Can you stop anywhere in a book or do you have to finish the chapter? 

Um. I go through phases, I guess. And it depends on the books. If they’re short chapters I really have no reason not to finish it, but if they’re long, I stop if I need to.We all say this #reading #books #quotes:

8. One book at a time OR Several?

I used to read many at a time, but I would end up not finishing most of them, or getting the stories confused, so for the last several years, I read a pleasure book and often times a book I’m assigned for school.

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Usually one at a time, because as you can see, reading several at a time is a little difficult.

9. Do you read ahead or skip pages?

No, I try my best not to, I never read ahead purposely, but very occasionally, I’ll skip a paragraph of long boring descriptions.

10. Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?

Like new! I cherish books’ pristine-ness, even if they are aged and well worn they can be kept nice. So I try to do that.

11. What books do you regret reading?

Mmmm. There are some. But I honestly cannot think of any specifically…

On average, how many books do you read per year? 

This is actually the first time I’ve kept track. My goal is 50, but I haven’t counted in a while. It’ll be interesting to see how many I do end up reading.

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A sea of books.

13. What book can you read hundreds of times and never get tired of?

Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers, The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare, Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen, The Shoe Books by Noel Streatfeild, Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis, Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, and probably many others.

14. What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned from a book?

I. I. My that’s a big question. I’m not sure! Books in general teach me lessons all the time. But umm…

15. What is the most recent book you’ve read?

I’m rereading the Shoe Books by Noel Streatfeild for the manieth (please pretend that’s a real word) time (it’s just as wonderful as always) and I just finished up Theater Shoes.

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16. Name a book quote you’ll never forget.

The spirit of adventure was rising in them all, and no one really wanted to be back at school.

~Prince Caspian

17. How many books do you own?

I own between 110-120 (including children’s books, but not including comic books).

Evolution of filling up a bookshelf.

18. Of the past year, what is the greatest book you’ve read? 

Tale of Two Cities is the most amazing higher reading level book I have ever read. It was incredibly written, interesting, plotted wonderfully, etc. I really just adore it. It’s was so emotional, and there are also so many deep and beautiful quotes. “Will you never understand that I am incorrigible?” ~Sydney Carton, Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens)Romantic Quote Poster - A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens Literary Print for Home or School - Echo-Lit:

So that’s the tag! It was really fun to do, and to find good pictures and gifs, and I hope you enjoyed reading it 🙂

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What was the last book you’ve read? What is a book quote that is very memorable to you? Please, share in the comments!!

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Five Fictional Female Chatacters

This is a tag that I found on a blog that I just love, Coffee, Classics and Craziness. I wasn’t actually tagged in this, or in the other two tags I’ll be posting later on this month, so I suppose that’s cheating, but I’m doing them anyways.

These are the rules for the tag:

1.) List 5 of your favorite characters

2.) Tagging other people is optional

3.) If you are tagged link back to the person that tagged you

4.) Link back to Revealed In Time (blog not endorsed by me)



1) Protagonist

2) Villain(ess)

3) Superhero

4) That I would want to be friends with

5) That I wish had better development


1) Protagonist

Princess Ann~Roman Holiday Sigh, she is so terrific. She’s so human and wonderful and cute, and just darn hilarious. The whole movie is cute and beautiful and funny and romantic. But, Ann, she takes a break and does all the things she’s ever wanted to, and then returns to her duties with wonderful new memories.

2) Villain(ness)

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Lady Tremaine~Cinderella (2015) She is so perfectly evil and despicable, but she still has that touch of humanness. Cate Blanchett did an incredible job and portrayed a very nasty character in a perfect way.

3) Superhero

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Violet~Incredibles  Really the only female superheroes that I’ve seen in a movie are Black Widow, Scarlet Witch, Elastigirl, and Violet, and Violet is definitely my favorite of those (although there’s nothing wrong with Elastigirl :D). Violet is shy and grouchy and a little angry, but she cares what people think of her and she’s tired of being weird and keeping her emotions inside. She’s really relatable. Not to mention I love her dry wit. “Wait a minute. You left Jack-Jack, alone?” “Yes, Mom, I’m completely stupid”.

4) That I would want to be friends with

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Wendy Darling~Peter Pan (2003) She’s captured parts of Wendy from the book and the classic movie and added something new too. She’s adventurous, a story teller, beautiful, and kind. She understands what it’s like to have to grow up but will always keep a part of her childhood with her. I think we would get along well and she’d help bring out the (almost invisible) adventurous side of me.

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Christine Daae~The Phantom of the Opera (2004)  First of all, may I just mention her incredible hair?!? So gorgeous. Anywho, although she is one of the main characters, we really don’t get to know her at all. Before I started reading the book (which is way different than the movie, btw), I didn’t know anything about how she started hearing the Phantom, and how she Raul used to know each other, etc. I think they could have delved in to her background a little more. All this is not to say I don’t like the movie (or her), for I love it, it’s just her character is a little weak in my opinion.

So there you go, my opinions on some very interesting movie characters!

Stay tuned to read a Fictional Men and Fictional Couples tags that are similar to this one.

So are any of these your favorites of their categories? Do you have totally different answers? I’d love to know your thoughts, so please, comment away 😀

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Sweater Weather Fall Tag


Hello, hello, my friends! The season of autumn is upon us. Technically. It hasn’t arrived where I live, and when it does the actual weather will be short-lived. I still love to enjoy the season though, and one way to do that is to do an autumn post. So here is a tag about Fall! Hooray! Anywho, I wasn’t technically tagged, Deborah @ The Road of a Writer  (Thanks, Deborah!) openly tagged everyone who wanted to, and I want to. So here goes.



 Favorite Candle Scent?

Hmmm… Considering they are all amazing, that’s hard to answer. I mean, I’m a candle-holic. But I have an amazing one that has no label, I think it’s vanilla soy beeswax something or other, and it’s spectacular!

7b4bb4477bd080d9c4af00b5ad0619fbCoffee, Tea, or Hot Chocolate?

Ooooooh… Hot chocolate on a day that really reads autumn, but tea on other occasions.


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My Love Song (The Hopeless Romantic)What’s the best Fall memory you have?

Ooh almost any Thanksgiving memories. I love Thanksgiving. Also those days where it would rain really hard and my siblings and I would go play in a ditch we called The River for hours in the cold. We would then come inside, take a hot shower, hang our wet clothes by our pipe stove, and drink hot chocolate and eat graham crackers and such. Oh and drawing on the windows for ages in the frost. Ah to be six again!

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Best Fragrance for Fall?

Vanilla, apple (anything apple, but especially pie!), pumpkin, and all the smells of cooking and baking!

Favorite Thanksgiving Food?

Hmmm…. Artichoke with the amazing sauce my mom makes. My uncle’s mince meat pie. NOT REALLY! I hate mince meat pie. I’m not real big on any of the ‘staples’ of the Thanksgiving meal, but we have appetizer traditions to please any stomach. I love little smokies (beef), and the french onion dip, etc. And our family has a Thanksgiving Dessert Contest so there’s always something new and amazing for that part!

What is Autumn Weather like where you Live?

Warm. It’s usually not ’til early November we actually feel the breezes or drizzles that ring reminiscent of Fall. And that only lasts a little past Thanksgiving, but we enjoy it while it’s here by lighting all the candles and running around in the rain 😀

Most Worn Hoodie?

Well, shame on me, but I don’t hardly ever wear hoodies. Or really much warm clothing, but I do have a nice sweater, that’s a lovely gray and pink that I like to wear if it’s cold enough.


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Football Games or Jumping in Piles of Leaves?

We don’t even have tv. I mean, we have a television, but not like signal tv or whatever that is called. And we’re not real big into sports. But on the other hand, I was always the one kid I knew who really did NOT enjoy jumping in piles of leaves. It would take ages to get the twigs and leaves out of my clothes and hair, and there would always be pokey big sticks. Also, my expectation was something of the feeling of jumping into a cloud and little leaves fluttering up all around me, and that was never how it felt. I still love the idea of it though.

Skinny Jeans or Leggings?

Well if it actually got cold here, I would say leggings. You can wear them around home or cover up with a skirt while out and about and look so cute and feel so cozy, but since it’s warm here, skinny jeans.

Combat Boots or Uggs?

Neither! But Uggs if I must. But there are many other kinds of boots I would choose before either of those.

Love offering He Put her in a pumpkin shell and there he kept her and loved her very well. :):
Not sure why I’m including this. Perhaps it’s to say, instead of eating pumpkins, we should just let little adorable mice make cute houses out of them.

Is Pumpkin Spice Worth the Hype?

I’m NOT a pumpkin food person. I hate pumpkin pie, and most other pumpkin related foods. except for chocolate pumpkin bread, only if my sister makes it, and only if it has chocolate chips. (Hint, hint, sister, please make some this year!)

Favorite Fall Tv Show?

Not sure what that means… is there specific shows for Fall?

What Song Really gets You in the Mood for Fall?

Huh. I don’t know… maybe Slice by Five For Fighting, just because it mentions pie (not actual pie you eat, but ok.) and it’s a feel good old timey song. Oh, and Kitchen by Craig Morgan.

What Do you Want to be for Halloween?

We don’t do Halloween, but if I were to dress up, I’ve always wanted to dress up as Alice from the movie, Alice in Wonderland (2010). Or someone who gets to wear a ballgown.



Hats or Scarves?


What’s your #1 Favorite thing about Fall?

Thanksgiving and just the feeling in the air!


I tag… FaithSong @Story of Fire!

Feel free to answer any of the questions in the comments below! Happy Autumn!






30 Song Challenge (and an apology for not posting in so long)


So… I failed at posting. My activity on this blog has been minute and pathetic and I need a slap on the cheek and to get myself into action! I actually wrote out this about  ago, but never got around to posting it… I would come up with excuses, but basically the truth is I’m lazy. Which isn’t very classy, so here we go.

Thanks to FaithSong from Story of Fire I have a post! (Lol, Faith, I’m so dumb for taking so long :P) Although she didn’t specifically tag me, she threw her hand in a general direction and ‘tagged’ anyone. So I’m someone.

These links all lead to youtube, the videos themselves are all clean, but please be wary, my friends, of sidelines! This world can be weird to say the least, so watch out.

Since I’m rather a music fanatic, this will be most difficult (do something hard/new everyday, right?), but I will try! Most of these will be perhaps one of many in that catagory, versus being the actual answer… ’cause that would be impossible. So here goes:

1. Your favorite song

M-, no no, um… L- nope… um. All of them? 0.0  This is suchhhhh a toughy! Right now, right this moment, I would say Knee Deep, by the Zac Brown Band (feat. Jimmy Buffet), or My Way, by Frank Sinatra. Oh, and Shenandoah by Peter Hollens. Yeah. But it will most likely have changed by next week.

2. Your least favorite song

Let it Go. From Frozen (as if I had to say that!). I don’t like Frozen (*raises hand to protect self from people who are Frozen fanatics*). And it’s long and annoying.


3. A song that makes you happy

My Rifle, My Pony, and Me, by Dean Martin and Ricky Nelson (sorry, I couldn’t find a very clear version). It makes me really happy. Not exactly sure why, but it does. And Dean is one of my favorite singers.

4. A song that makes you sad

Hmm… a lot of Coldplay songs make me sad, like Fix You, oh and The Blues by Switchfoot. It’s called The Blues, so just the title invokes that it will be sad.

5. A song that reminds you of someone

When You and I Were Young Maggie reminds me of my Grandpa, he usually forgot the words, but it was so sweet when he sung it out. House of Gold by Twenty One Pilots reminds me of my sister. She plays it on her ukulele very well now a days.


6. A song that reminds you of somewhere

Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) by Hillsong United, reminds me of a spot at a camp I’ve been to.

7. A song that reminds you of a certain event

Springsteen (by Eric Church) and I Don’t Dance (by Lee Brice) remind me of my brothers graduation party.

Well, that’s an interesting question. My family says I have a huge ‘gift’ for memorizing lyrics. I have sheets and sheets of lyrics that I’ve printed out and memorized, from hymns to pop songs. Um, so the most recently memorized one was For the Dancing and the Dreaming, and I prefer the version by Peter and Evynne Hollens. He has an amazing voice! So melodic and beautiful and he does so much with it!

9. A song that you can dance to

None? Um… I like to dance to a lot of songs, so long as I’m by myself. But I don’t think people could technically call it dancing.

10. A song that makes you fall asleep

Any Enya song, like Only Time. Makes me feel good and is nice, lovely, and pretty.

11. A song from your favorite band

God Only Knows by the Beach Boys.

12. A song from a band you hate

Hhhhhmmm. How about artist? So Count on Me by Bruno Mars. I don’t hate him, but I don’t like him, but this song isn’t that bad.

13. A song that is a guilty pleasure

Yeah, I don’t think any… Least wise, not that I know of… Oh, how about one that I let myself listen to it all the time? Island in the Sun by Weezers.

14. A song that no one would expect you to love

Everything is Awesome , from The Lego Movie. Most people get really annoyed by it, but I actually like it! Don’t know if I exactly love it. And the ‘rapping’ part is really annoying. But the singing part, I enjoy.

15. A song that describes you

I don’t know of a song that describes me. That’d be hard to do.

16. A song that you used to love but now hate

There are many I used to hate but now love, but I’m not sure about this question…

17. A song you often hear on the radio

He Knows My Name by Francesca Battistelli. It’s on Air One quite often.

18. A song you wish you heard on the radio

Can I generalize this? I wish they played Disney songs on the radio! Ughh.

19. A song from your favorite album

Volare by Dean Martin. (The album is Dino: The Essential Dean Martin.) Safe by Phil Wickham (Album: Heaven and Earth). The quality of this video isn’t great but I like actually seeing the artist sing.


20. A song you listen to when you’re angry

Stressed Out by Twenty One Pilots. It’s kind of a strange song. Actually pretty wierd. You have to be a fan of TOP to like it. But it cools me off and reminds me that even if I’m having a rough day, there are/were always good ones.

21. A song you listen to when you’re happy

It depends on what mood of happy I’m in, if that makes sense. I’d say a song like Hot Air Balloon by Owl City. Or any song by them, really.

22. A song you listen to when you’re sad

Well, this also depends on something. If I feel like having a pity party and staying in a sad mood, then I’d listen to White Horse by Taylor Swift. But if I wanted to rouse myslef out of my mood I’d listen to something like Dirt by Florida Georgia Line.

23. A song you want to play at your wedding

You Make Me Feel So Young by Frank Sinatra, Would You Go With Me by Josh Turner, and many more.

24. A song you want to play at your funeral

Shall We Gather at the River (couldn’t find any performances I like so just pretend it’s a good one), and the Funeral March.


25. A song that makes you laugh

Everybody’s Got a Water Buffalo. No further explanation needed.

26. A song you can play on an instrument

Mary had a Little Lamb? I don’t play any instruments, so… I took a little piano, but didn’t get far at all.

27. A song you wish you could play

On My Way  by Phil Collins. Love this song and the instruments are really lovely, I also would like to be able to whistle the part, too.

28. A song in a foreign language that you like

Ooh! Yay! This is theme to the Gladiator movie. I don’t like the movie but I like the song, Now We are Free. I’m 90% positive it’s Latin. This video is beautiful, and again, I love Peter Hollens. This is a great cover of an already good song.

29. A song from your childhood

Three Little Birds, the version by Connie Talbot, and You Two from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. This whole scene, wow so many memories!

30. Your favorite song this time last year

That is a great question! I really don’t know what the answer would be though. I couldn’t pin down a certain one in my head.



Hopefully I’ll be MUCH MUCH MUCH MUCH MUCH more on top of posting and NOT go months without posting. I’d love to hear what you all think of this post. If you have your own blog, feel free to do it since I’m not actually tagging anyone since basically the only blogger I know is the one I took this from. Or answer a few of these here in the comments! Also, please remember how encouraging just a simple comment could be for the author of the post (me!).


Do you know any songs that describe me/remind you of me? Do you have different ‘moods’ of happiness? Are you ready for this post to be over? (Don’t answer that)