Tuesday, May 17, 2016

the power of words tag

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and give a link to their blog (optional: give them a waffle for tagging you!) THANK YOU FOR TAGGING ME, ABBIE. A SHIPMENT OF WAFFLES IS OBVIOUSLY ON ITS WAY TO YOU RIGHT NOW.
  2. Answer the original 6 text-themed questions
  3. Add a typography/word related question of your own for those you tagged to answer
  4. Tag 6+ bloggers and let them know (via their blogs, social media, whatev)
  5. Include these rules in your post. I almost was a rebel and didn't follow this one, but.

Wow. I'm not sure if you actually know how possible it is to overthink this question. I've been thinking about it for like a day. I think it's W. I've always liked double u he always seemed like a little misfit. Cutie. At the same time though, in all actuality, deep down my favorite is probably I, because I use it 24/7 and unfortunately am constantly focused on myself. But I like W better.
Cerulean (shout out to Cally the babe for this one). Celestial. Cadence. I ONLY DID C WORDS BECAUSE THERE ARE SO MANY WORDS THAT I'VE FALLEN IN LOVE WITH THAT I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO.
Mediocre. Acrimonious. (ok I actually like that one- I just wanted to include it). Flabby. STAP.
This is so deep. Wow. Okay, so I have a page in one of my writing notebooks and for the name of a sorcerer I was looking up elvish words for darkness, cold, soul, and whatnot, as one does, and I came up with the name Morchant. It means shadow, but it's a combination of the words morn:dark and cant:shadow. Since that's a word I've already come up with and had written down, there you go. And, obviously, it wouldn't be used as a name.

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Y'all. I don't do fonts. I'm too technologically challenged to figure out my fonts, although I will on occasion drool over other peoples vast array of fonts.  *muffled cries*

Nostalgia and gentle and cancer. And yeah. I did three.

 You know that country Qatar? How about it be pronounced how it looks, mkay? Apparently, it's pronounced Cudder. (?!?!?!?!) Unacceptable. It should be pronounced KA TAR or KAY TAR. I'm fully aware that there are more pressing words that I would like to change pronunciations for, but oh well. I'll think of them later and get upset. 

/ TAGS /

If some of you don't do tags, I guess that's too bad. You'll have to do it anyway. 
PS I also like the word melodramatic.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

beautiful people #17 // asa

okay first of all if you don't know what this link up thingy is 
it's a fabulous idea. i hadn't worked on this novel idea in forever,
but this linkup totally inspired me again. this character profile thing 
is for one of my supporting characters. i'm already way too emotionally attached tbh.
here's what I have on my figment. it's just a few minutes long, so go read it pls 
and i'll definitely love you forever (but i probably will love you forever anyway)
it's called flame and shadow and here's my baby named asa. tell me what you think about him 
and tell me all about any of your lovely supporting or main characters!!!!


asa : healing / physician / cure
he's dark haired and light olive skinned and quiet and funny and has a heart of gold or something less rich and more pure
  1. How often do they smile? Would they smile at a stranger? Often, sometimes for the benefit of others. Yes.
  2. What is the cruelest thing they’ve ever been told? And what was their reaction? First of all, please stop hurting me in this way, Cait. Too many feelings. Okay. *deep breath* His dad once told him when he was younger that he wished he'd never slept with Asa's mom, so he would never have been born (except said with more colorful language). That he's more pain than he's worth. That he's the reason for his mom's hurting.
  3. What is the kindest thing they’ve ever been told? And what was their reaction? His mom told him when he was younger that he was the light of her life- a small, bright, warm candle, keeping her company through the night, and that she wouldn't take the world over him. Hugged her almost as tight as his throat felt. From that point on, she went downhill.
  4. What is one strong memory that has stuck with your character from childhood? Why is it so powerful and lasting? This is too hard- maybe I'll share later. Don't wanna reveal too much, heh.
  5. What book (a real actual published book!) do you think your character would benefit from reading? Um, THE BIBLE. But okay, other than that.... possibly "And the Mountains Echoed" by Kahled Housseini. *continues overthinking late into the night*
  6. Have they ever been seriously injured? How severely? How did they react? Repeatedly, intermittently beaten and bruised by his father, who is a long time drunk and looks as hardened on the outside as he is inside. Bore it in as much silence as he could despite cries of pain and silent angry tears at the injustice of it and his helplessness to prevent it. Eventually learned many natural remedies, from the mom of his friend, a nurse.
  7. Do they like and get along with their neighbors? Yes, but his neighbors are kind of distant and absentee on a consistent basis.
  8. On a scale from 1 to 10 (1 being easy and 10 being difficult) how easy are they to get along with? 3. Compassionate, kind, selfless, but has firmly grounded standards of integrity that are core to his character and hard for him to see violated.
  9. If they could travel anywhere in the world, where would they go? Possibly travel to England for it's history or any Welsh countries, for some reason.
  10. Who was the last person they held hands with? His mom in anticipation of his dad coming home. More recently, with a girl. *smirks*


Friday, May 13, 2016

morning routine // forever loved

Forever thankful for Colleen, who volunteers to fill in for me while I'm trying to juggle things in my life and who finds a way to mention smoothies and waffles in her guest post. I want to be her. ;) So, now that I've got your attention with waffles, go ahead and read her post and then head on over to her little corner of the internet at Forever Loved and show her some love!!! We have way too much in common- except she's more fabulous ;)
[ps sorry to colleen that this took so long- I was having formatting issues earlier and I'm technologically challenged so]
[ps to my followers I had my last final for my college classes yesterday so hopefully gonna be back on the grid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!]
Hi there! My name is Miss C, and I blog over at Forever Loved. Olivia and I recently became blogging friends, and I’m so excited to be hanging out with ya’ll today!!

Forever loved is my little place on the internet where I share what God has been teaching me lately and some very random ramblings with a few pictures thrown in. I’d love it if you’d go check it out!

Today, I’m going to be talking about what my morning routine looks like! It’s always a little different (some days a girls’ just got to sleep in those 15 minutes, you know??) but here’s what I usually try to make happen!

6:00 am- wake up time! This may seem early to some people, but I don’t usually stay up past 10:30 at night - that way I’m rested and ready to go the next morning.
6:05 am-I usually do my hair first thing in the morning, and then if I feel like putting makeup on, I will. Somedays I just like to let my skin BREATHE. Because sometimes it just needs a break. I also wash my face in the morning. Finding the right face wash has become quite the ordeal in my life. Right now, I am using a Neutrogena Face Wash that I really like. (I found it at Target.) I also use a moisturizer that I buy from a company called Melaleuca.

6:15-I’ll head out to our living room with Bible and journal and highlighters in hand and have devotions. This is most definitely my favorite part of my morning, and I try to be intentional as possible with getting this done no matter how rushed I am. By the way, I don’t always drink Izze while having devotions…. there was just that one time.

6:40-It may sound cliché and teenager-ish to you, but I like to have my outfit picked out the night before. I HATE picking out what to wear. Honestly. If I have it picked out before-hand, I can usually save quite a large amount of (ahem) some time. Pinterest often helps with this. When looking at style pins, I try to find something similar to what I have in my closet, which makes outfit picking go much smoother. I’m slowly transitioning my wardrobe from winter to spring/summer, but this gets a little interesting when we have snowstorms like the one we had on Saturday where I live! Comfort is the main thing I look for when I buy clothes, if I don’t feel comfortable, I don’t feel beautiful! I always need some new outfit inspiration, so I thought I’d share with you some outfits that I love. I love wearing the black dress to church because it’s so versatile. I am a receptionist (I have to dress up when I go to work) so the other three outfits are examples of what I would wear to work.

6:45-Some mornings I am heading out the door right now with a NAKED  (please raise your hand if you’re with me that NAKED is the best) smoothie in one hand and my Psychology book in the other hand. I take classes at my local college with a dual enrollment program, and my class starts at 7:30. Yep, you read that right. 7:30. & it takes about a half hour to get there and I am one of those people who are obsessed with being early- which means I try to leave the house at 6:45. Mornings that I don’t have class, I will go downstairs and work out until it’s time for chores and breakfast.

7:15-Breakfast! My family tries to eat most of our meals together, so breakfast involves everyone but my dad who left for work long before I woke up. We will often have homemade smoothies or oatmeal. I’m not a big breakfast person, unless it’s waffles. obviously because waffles are life.

7:45-By this time breakfast is over, the chores are almost done, and it’s time to sit down for school!

Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed it, and maybe I’ll catch you later at www.foreverlovedblog.wordpress.com?! If you’re from my corner of the world wide web, be sure to give Olivia a follow because she is the BEST.