Thursday, May 23, 2013

In which I do some catching up

I have been tagged a few times in the last couple of weeks and I'm finally pulling it together and doing them. :)

I'll start with the "Getting to know you" tag from Miss Melody Muffin. I have to say, I love the questions on this one. It's gonna be fun!

The rules from last to first...just because I want to mix it up a little. *Grin*

3.) Tag 5-10 People and let them know you tagged them.
2.) The tagged people have to mention who it was that tagged them
1.) And Answer the Questions!

Thank you Melody! I really love getting tagged. :)

1. Coffee or Tea?
I'm a coffee sort of girl. Drink ALL the coffee!!! Becausedrinkingallthecoffeeaddssomuchawesomnesstolife!

2. You win a thousand dollars! What would be something fun that you do with it?
I think I'd like to buy a bell for my Church. Except I think bells are more expensive than a thousand dollars. And my parish does not yet own it's own building...we rent a place. But! I'd still like to buy a bell.

3. You're given the opportunity for the lead part in a play. Would you take it?
Is it a musical? YES PLEASE! :) Well, even if it wasn't a musical I'd probably still take it. 

4. Would you rather sing, play an instrument or listen?
I do all three, actually, but I'd like to sing the best. Like, when I see musicals or stage performances of anything, I never think to myself, "Hey, I'd really love to be first flute in that orchestra!"...Yeah. No.
 I'm like, "I want to be the lead singer, thanks very much!" lol. 

5. Are you more of a chit-chat person? Or sporty?
I'm kinda a sporty girl. But I don't play any sports. *Nods* It's true! I just prefer to be outside and doing stuff. If I can be outside doing stuff with my sisters or friends and we're all chatty then I like that too. I like to chat while I sport. 
I do. 
I sing and play badminton at the same time all the time!  But I ramble...

6. Did you ever have an unrealistic dream as a child? If so, what was it?
I was a day-dreamer and always in my own little world. I used to wish I could get myself into some sort of an adventure...
But strangely enough, I don't think I really did have any unrealistic dreams. *Sniffle* That makes me sounds so boring! lol. I've always wanted to be a wife and mother, even when I was really little. 
Oh! I guess I've always wanted to be a famous singer. (Since about 13, really.) Does that count as unrealistic  (If you say yes, you've never heard me sing. LOL! I do but jest.)

7. Have you fulfilled any of the dreams you had as a child? If so, what were they?
Well, I'm not married yet! Hehehe. And I'm still not a famous singer. So...Nope.

8. What's the one place in the world that you've always wanted to visit?
Italy has always been on the top of my list of places to visit. But if I'm being honest, I'd just like to do one of those Grand Tours they did during the 1800's. Now your talking!

9. What book character do you always find yourself imitating?
When I was younger, I liked to imitate Lark from the book "Lark." (Which, by the way, I want to do a book review on. :) She is still one of my favorite heroines  and I still rather fancy that I still act like her. 

10. What's your favorite season? Why?
Honestly, I'm really adaptable season wise. I love the change of the seasons and really do enjoy all of them. Now, that being said, winter isn't at the top of the list of favorite seasons. I think summer are tied in their awesomeness and autumn is so beautiful...

11. What are some of your favorite blogs to read?
I have quite a nice list of blogs that I enjoy. 
I love Jack's blog, it's really fun. :)
All of my sisters blogs are pretty fun.
I love both Natasha's blog and Kellie's blog. So sweet!
Elizabeth has a really pretty blog and I enjoy her posts a lot.
Heck, just take a look at my side bar! They're all there. 

12. How long have you been blogging?
I think it's been a little over two years. To be honest, it took me the first year to just get mildly comfortable with the fact that I had a blog! 

I think I'm going to not tag anyone on this tag. Just because everyone I know has already done it. So I guess it ends here. 

Right. On to Bella's tag. This one is that eleven facts tag that seems to never stop going around! But that's okay. 

Here I go.

- If you are tagged/nominated, you must post eleven facts about yourself.
- Then, you must answer the eleven questions the tagger has given you and make eleven questions for the people you are going to tag.
- Next, tag eleven more bloggers. (Seriously, that's never going to happen, but whatever.)
- Tell the people you tagged that you have tagged them.
- No tagging back.


1.) I am trying to grow a vegetable garden this year. There weather has not been much in my favor so far!
2.) I'm listening to the Phantom of the Opera right now. --"A toad, Madam? Perhaps it is you who are the Toad!"..."Croak!" ......"A-hahahaha! AAAA-Hahahahaha! Behold! She is singing to bring down the Chandelier! Aaaaaa-Hahahah!"
3.) I can whistle on my hands. And now you too can learn how to do this. Impress your friends later. Your welcome.


4.) I don't much care for chewing gum.
5.) I like the feeling of sneezing. 
6.) I really love chocolate covered, frozen bananas. Recipe here. Even if you don't care for banana's you should try these. They are very yummy.
7.) I can touch all of my fingers to my wrist. It's very cool.
8.) I watched 'The Life of Pi" a few days ago and was bitterly disappointed in it. The survival story was awesome. The rest of the story was rubbish. And the zebra died.
9.) When I laugh hard, tears pour from my eyes. It's a bit annoying when I happen to be wearing make-up.
10.) I talk to  myself when I'm happy.
11.) I want to watch a Psych tonight.


1. What was the most recent movie you've seen and what did you think of it?
Actually, I think it was Life of Pi. And I thought it was rubbish! As I said above, I loved the survival story that went on, but the theme was absolutely wishy-washy. And weird. And I hated grown-up Pi. How such a brave and resourceful young man could turn into such a fop as an older guy I have no idea. 

2. Would you rather live on the beach or in the mountains?

I'm totally a mountain girl.

3. What's your favorite Disney Princess and why?

Oh, probably Rapunzel or Bell. They're both spunky and interesting. :)

4. What's your favorite book? (Or, if you can't decide, what are your three top favorite books?)

I refuse to answer this question!

5. Would you rather live in Narnia, Middle-Earth, or 1860's England?
Middle-Earth. The Shire please. Their gardens seem to do rather well. Or Rohan, because they are so cool.

6. Who is your favorite movie or book character?
I'm going to go with movie character and It's James J. Bradock from the Cinderella Man. He is such the best! *Gaaaaah!*

7. Have you ever heard of Focus on the Family's Father Gilbert Mysteries? If so, what do you think of them?

Er. Nope!

8. If you could pick anywhere in the world, where would you want to live when you get married?

I don't know. I love where I live now, but I'd also like to own a couple acres of land, and that doesn't really happen in this town. I'm gonna let God pick. :P

9. What's your favorite musical?
The Phantom of the Opera.

10. Cake or ice cream?
Ice Cream?

11. How many times have you been to Disney World?
I have never been to Disney world or Disney land. Sad story, isn't it? 

My turn!

I am going to nominate:

And since I don't feel like making up new questions, I'm going to do the 11 I made up the last time this went around. *Smirk* 

1.) Would you rather have a talking cat or be able to speak dog?

2.) Are you a sucker for period drama or action/adventure films?

3.) Do you like to wear makeup?

4.) Do you prefer tall guys or short guys?

5.) Have you ever eaten shwarma?

6.) Would you rather be a spy during WWII or the American Revolution?

7.) Are you the sort of person that prefers long hikes up in the mountains, or a dress-up tea party with some of your friends?

8.) If you had to choose one person from a TV show to go on a date with, who would it be? It HAS to be a TV show character and yes, you HAVE to pretend you'd get the chance to go on a date. *Smirk*

9.) Would you rather live in the city or out in the country?

10.) Would you rather sing in front of a large audience, or give a speech?

11.) Would you rather take a dance class or learn how to fence?

So there you have it, my friends. *Wipes brow wearily.*  Now I must go and drink some tea. And watch a Psych. 'Heeeeere's Lassie"...Perhaps.

God Bless!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

The great outdoors

Number one thing I love about warm weather--I can go hiking again, People! It's the best! I am very blessed to live in an area that has some of the most beautiful hiking grounds ever. (Beware, this post is inundated with pictures. *Smirk*)

I mean, Just look at how gorgeous it is.

There are lakes and streams and waterfalls all tangled together in the mountains. Mid-spring is the perfect time to hike around here if you want to see the falls at their best. The snow is still melting and the run-off is incredibly strong.

The air is crisp and fresh--the smell you can only get with pine trees and fresh water.

How lovely is that?

There is nothing quite so restful as being out among the beauty that only God could create. He definitely knew what He was doing! :)

I am slightly frustrated with the quality of the pictures. I mean, for taking these on a cell phone, they're pretty good, but they are not as crisp as I'd like them to be. I'm trying to decide if I should get myself a digital camera. Any of you have some suggestions for a fairly good, reasonably priced camera? 

What are some of your favorite spring/summer activities? Have any of you had a chance to go hiking yet this year? 

God Bless!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Thoughts of the week

I love this prayer. 

Just because I think these are pretty...

These are so me...

And how cool is this?

God Bless!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Avengers Assemble!

Last Sunday my family did an Avengers Party. Can you say, "pretty stinkin' awesome?" Cause it was.

It all started with cups. 

A few weeks ago, some of my sisters and I found ourselves at Walmart rooting around in a bin full of Avengers party cups. Well, obviously we had to buy some! Twenty, at least. 

Once you have party cups, you are almost obliged to have a party. Am I right?

Well, if I'm not, it was a wonderful excuse anyway!

It was so much fun! We dressed in Avenger's themed clothes, had some tasty snacks...and Shawarma after.

Yep. Shawarma. 

Let's go in order of awesomeness, shall we?

The Captain America cake.

I sweet-talked my sister into spending a good 45 minutes decorating this cake! It's not very easy frosting colors like that. She's assured me she will never do it again, but I don't really believer her. I'm sorting hoping to have her do it again for my Birthday in September. *Smirk* 

It turned out really brilliantly.

The Hulk Dip.
Which was quite harmless guacamole. We should have called it 'Hulk Smash.'

Thor Hammers
I love pineapple.

And the Iron Man Salsa!
Because it just seemed so right!

I somehow completely forgot to take picture of the shawarma, but it was very tasty. :)

This here is Thor...with a tinfoil helmet. No comment please. It will help keep the aliens at bay. Trust me. *Wink*

And Captain America!
Note the shield. :D

It's days like these when I wonder what exactly our neighbors thing of us. 

After dinner and clean-up, we had our cake and watched the Avengers. Because that was how the evening had to end.

It was one of the most relaxing parties ever! 

I'm not sure when it was exactly that I turned into this geeky-nerdy person, but my life has become much more interesting since it did! 

Superheroes are the best! 

God Bless.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Blog award, Saturday style, and complete ramblings

I feel like a really bad blogger. *Blink. Blink*

I start the week with such good intentions--at least two posts a week. That's do-able, right?


But sometimes it just doesn't happen. :)

Like when I get hired very unexpectedly and almost instantaneously at a very lovely little florist shop. Which really is awesome, but also very scary/stressful because I freak-out very easily and I now have to learn a whole new job! *Shu-reeek!*

Or when the weather is so lovely outside that my free-time is spent lounging in the sun or practicing  different sports with my sisters.

Thus, I find myself once again already at Saturday.

But hey. It is my blog and I suppose as longs as I'm happy with it, everything's fine...right? :)

Anyway, on to the good stuff.

Today's style is nice and easy. I just tied a scarf around my head like a headband and left well-enough alone.

Orange and blue is such a nice collar combination.

I got awarded by Rose over at the Golden Road! Thank you so awards are such a happy thing to get. ;)


Copy & paste the award to your blog.
Answer the questions given below (everyone answers the same questions every time).
Award 1-5 bloggers who are some of your favorites, give a quick description of why you chose them, and let them know you tagged them!


1.)What are some of your tips for the background of blogs? Layout, colors, etc.? 

I suggest going with a color that sort of feels you. Make sure to keep things fairly easy to find and don't write in a hard to read font. As tempting as that may be. ;)

2.)What are your favorite blog topics to write about? Book reviews, baking, everyday life, sewing, etc.? 
Yeah...In case you haven't noticed, I'm sort of all over the place. I guess I am mostly an 'everyday life' sort of blogger. That and whatever I happen to be really into at the time. 

3.)What are some of your favorite blog topics to read? 
Hmmm. I'm not sure. I read a lot of kinds different blogs. I just like it when the writer has found their little niche and are enjoying themselves. It makes it fun to read.

4.)What is your biggest blogging tip for newbies? 
Try to post regularly. (Says the girl who is still trying to master that one!:) I think if you work on your blog once or twice a week, you'll notice that you get more comfortable with writing posts and people with follow you more.

5.) Why did you start blogging? 
I wanted a reason to make myself write a bit more. One of my sisters had a blog and it seemed like a good way to keep motivated with different things and practice writing at the same time. 

I nominate:
Jack at However Improbable

And thanks again, Rose. :)

Things that have made my week fun.

It really does't take a whole lot to entertain me. I found this Orange Chocolate at the store and had way more fun opening it than is probably normal. I mean, how many people photograph their chocolate because they think it's so cool?

But come on! It actually looks like an orange!

I have this strange fascination with the German language. I don't remember when exactly this started, but I've dabbled here and there with trying to learn some German...and mostly failed at it. :D
Anyway, a while ago, my sister found this book for me called, 'German in 10 minutes a day.'  It's a pretty cool book and I finally took it out and started doing some of the lessons.

This book as label stickers. *Pause for a moment.*

You can LABEL things with their German word! Now that is sheer brilliance, my friends.

I love stickers.

My house is now proudly labeled. *Smirk*

My little sister has gotten me started on Once Upon a Time and I'm really enjoying it. There is one thing that totally bothers me, but I'm not going to go into that right now. lol. Let's just say, Snow and Charming are a really cute couple, and their relationship should not have been mucked with. Other than that, it's really fun.

This has sort of been my song for this week. :)


God Bless!