Friday, February 19, 2016

infinity dreams // tag you're it

GUYS SO I HAVE A NEW BLOGGER FRIEND YAY. And she tagged my for an award so x2 YAY. Maggie's a fan of laughing, letter writing, her big family, and JESUS. So, obviously you need to go check out her blog right HERE right now.
The tag is technically to list 11 facts about yourself and then answer 11 questions that the nominator chose, but I'm actually way too excited for these questions, so I'm gonna skip to that part. Oops. But guess what? I actually told everyone tons of random stuff in response to fab questions in my vlog the other day, so if you're really just dying to know more about me (I know you are) you can go check that out HERE! Self promo for days. Anyway, let's get to the good part now.
1// Everyone is an artist in some way.  How are you an artist? Mmm. Deep stuff. I'm a writer, and artist (like painting and drawing), and I like taking pictures with nice aesthetics, but wouldn't consider myself a photographer. I feel like my answer should be more profound than this.... sorry.
2// Come up with a creative answer to why you don't own a hippo (or why you do!) Because they're mean, and fat, and messy, and take up lots of room, and they prefer to be free and roam the lands of Africa. Also, my great aunt once had a hippo and when it died it broke her heart, so, you know, self preservation. (Is that good??)
3// What is your favorite type of shoe? This iz hard. I really, really want a pair of white converse, but ain't nobody got money for that. I also like my black/dark gray/white nikes. And my solid pair of supple leathery brown combat boots.
4// Describe your favorite pair of pants. LET ME WRITE A DISSERTATION REAL QUICK BRB. Just kidding. So, they're these dark gray oversized sweatpants with pockets... That's it.
5// Do you prefer to write letters on lined paper or in cards?  (I won't judge if you say lined paper!) Line paper to be honest. It feels more raw, and authentic, and real. For some reason. And you can generally fit way more on lined paper. And it's just how I've been writing letters to friends for eighty years, so it's also what I'm familiar with.
6// If you had to go a whole day without either sharpies or scissors, which would you choose? Scissors.
7// Would you rather maintain a garden for a year, or be the only one to clean the kitchen for a year? Maintain a garden!!! For sure. I've actually been wanting to do that for awhile, but the ground around our house isn't great, and also I just haven't seriously tried yet. I feel like it would be good for my soul though. You know?
8// If you had to change your hair color, what would you change it to? ooh. That's so hard. I've always liked my hair and never really wanted to change it. I always thought it would be cool to do something crazy like this though. Or this pretty ombre look. Or just this long dark beautiful hair. DECISIONS ARE HARD.
9// Do you like the New Testament or the Old Testament better, and why? That's hard to say, cause like. They're both God's Word. But if I had to choose I'd say the New Testament. Because everything in the Old Testament is just a shadow, a foretelling of the New. Everything in history has led up to the moment when Jesus entered our messed up world. And that's in the New Testament. So.
10// How many stuffed animals do you own, or did you own as a kid? SO MANY. O.O Maybe like 50? I have no idea. I still have some in my closet. Stuffed animals are the best.
11// What would you say to me if I urgently entreated you to rescue my pet kumquat named Pluey before it got kidnapped by a walrus?  Would you think I was crazy? NO. THIS AN IMPORTANT EXAMPLE OF HOW KUMQUATS RIGHTS ARE CONSISTENTLY AND BRUTALLY ABUSED AND IT CANNOT BE IGNORED ANY LONGER. We cannot allow Pluey to become a martyr for the cause. Were those not the best questions ever????????????????? They totally were. Now, for mine.

1. What's your favorite meal?
2. Do you have bookshelves in your room?
3. What is something you like about yourself?
5. Sweaters or flannel?
6. Greeks or Romans?
7. Favorite book of the Bible and why?
8. Name you would name your first boy and girl?
9. Best candle scent?
10. One sentence to describe your best friend? (I know it's hard- I don't care)
11. Spirit animal?

Nominees: Sophia // Nicole // Madelyn // Lydia // Eve // Elisabeth // Abbie // Kate // Melinda // Grace // Colleen

Wednesday, February 17, 2016


So it's here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Guys, the video is literally 37 minutes long. I AM SO SORRY. I thought about doing it over, but it literally took almost a whole day to download O.O So that's not happening. Hey, at least I got to all of y'all's questions. OH except for the ones I didn't get to. I'll answer those below the video. Just start watching it. I promise you'll be halfway through before you realize what you've done. ;) And I thought about changing the thumbnail but I was like "Nah, this is my life".

Kate from goodness revolt asked for a “Random snippet of song lyrics that you feel like were written for you?” First of all, all of Into the West by Annie Lennox/Howard Shore from the end of Return of the King- I just feel like that song was meant for me. It makes me feel so ready for heaven. Also, “Stressed Out” by twenty one pilots (this is definitely more than a snippet sorry):

Sometimes a certain smell will take me back to when I was young,
How come I'm never able to identify where it's coming from,
I'd make a candle out of it if I ever found it,
Try to sell it, never sell out of it, I'd probably only sell one,
 It'd be to my brother, 'cause we have the same nose,
Same clothes homegrown a stone's throw from a creek we used to roam,
But it would remind us of when nothing really mattered,
Out of student loans and tree house homes we all would take the latter.

And, last one, Autumn from Autumn's Readings and Writings asked, "best compliment you've ever received?" That's hard. But I always remembered a note that's part of a letter that's written on the inside of a book by a friend of mine that she gave to me a couple years back.. "everyday, as far as I can remember, you have been a blessing and Christ-like example to me.. to be like you in your patience and honesty and gentleness." :') Too many feelings for me. (hint: it's the same friend I mentioned in the video)
Aaaaand I'm pretty sure that's it. Enjoy, guys, and for the billionth time thanks for all the questions!!!

Saturday, February 13, 2016

VLOG ALERT // questions needed

Guys. I'm thinking about actually doing a vlog. What. I'm actually nervous about this what is wrong with me. I just totally got inspired by Abbie's totally awesome vlog. I feel like it gives you so much of a better glimpse into people's lives and what they're actually like and their mannerisms and what they look like (like I'm probably not gonna look like this instagram perfect picture^ hahaha). So, I thought it was a great idea. But at the same time- stress. I've never like recorded or done anything like that before, so brace yourselves for bad quality and me stumbling over my words and laughing at myself and being uncomfortable in front of the camera. Wow, you guys have so much to look forward to.
sorry this is so big and scary it won't let me change it *refer back to gif for my reaction*
So, go ahead, fire away- don't start singing titanium. Is there anything you've every wanted to know about me- like random quirks or my entire plan for life? Well, now's the time to ask. (PS I FIGURED OUT GIFS. YES. anticipate many gif appearances in the near future) Here's to hoping that I actually stick with this plan.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

the tag of happy

Thanks to Olivia (yes, there's another one and she's like twice as amazing as me so go check her out ;) over at the cwtch for nominating me for this tag!!!!!! It's one of my favorites cause it's short and sweet and makes me happy (you know, hence the name). Nominations are at the end!
BOOKS // Currently dying over All the Light We Cannot See. Literally go read it right now. Devour it. I haven't even finished it and I'm already dead. Also dying over the enormity and insurmountability (not even a word) of all the books to be read ever. Mostly at the library. I'm just handling and holding so many different books  (and maybe secretly stroking their spines- whOA THAT SOUNDS REALLY CREEPY SORRY), and I just get overwhelmed at how much I want/need to read. Also in love with books written from the point of view of children. They're SO revealing. Gahhldjkf.
WORDS // Luminous, clairvoyance, nova, fluent, insipid, sublime, incandescently happy (this one word, okay), steadfast.
MOVIES+TV // Jurassic World aka Chris Pratt!!!!!! Fixer Upper, The Office, and, to be honest, Despicable Me.
SCENTS // Coffee, the library, tacos, clear, bright air, lavender candles, my new deodorant hahahahaha, sorry not even sorry.
SONGS // Stressed Out (twenty one pilots), Fix You (Coldplay), The Words (Christina Perri), Man of Sorrows (Hillsong), River Flows in You (Yiruma), Tale as Old as Time (Beauty & the Beast), Shine (Benjamin Francis Leftwhich), Lord, I need You (Chris Tomlin), The Last Goodbye (Billy Boyd). Guess what though guys!?? I just made a Spotify playlist of these and its my first ever ahhhhh. So these songs are slightly randomly assorted for a playlist but you definitely need it in your life, so go and check out my first ever playlist right here and tell me how you like it!!!! Or if that doesn't work for you just go look them up on Youtube :)
MISCELLANY // Y'all's comments like lskfjlsdkf. Raspberries. A wall collage of random stuffs in my room. The fact that Trump didn't win Iowa hehe. She Reads Truth. Barefoot walk yesterday on our road at dusk. Coffee shops (!!). My literature teacher aka best friend who won't admit it. The fact that I'll be in Florida in a little over a month. Sunsets. My job and also that today is my off day. Birthdays. THIS TAG. <3

I tag Grace, Vanessa, Ava, Cally, Mary Shelley, Rachel, and I know some of you don't usually do tags, but at least now the others might go check out your stunning blogs ^-^ And also anyone else who wants to do it, please do it and just say I nominated you and  no one will ever know!!!!!! Let me know if you did cause I want to read all the happy tags and just be happy. xxx