Thursday, December 31, 2015

The Daniel Fast

Hello everyone!  It's so hard to believe that Christmas has come and gone already.  I hope you all had a marvelous one!  Me and my family for the past three years have been doing the Daniel Fast for 21 days every January.  It is a time for not just spiritual growth and refreshing, but also to get back on track for eating healthy, and cleaning out our bodies from all impurity's.

 We normally eat healthy foods, but when the holidays come around it's, let's say more challenging.  There are baked goods, and you just want to eat whatever you want.  So now it is time to say so long to all of the good tasting unhealthy for you foods.

 If you don't know what the Daniel Fast is, it's from the Bible when Daniel fasted for 21 days, if you would like to read about it is in the 10th chapter of the book of Daniel.  You eat only, fruits, vegetables, whole grains, water (drink), nuts and seeds, legumes, quality oils, tofu, salt, herbs, and spices.  So no sugar, meat, dairy, bread, beverages, solid fasts, and deep fried foods.

I am so glad to get back on track with eating healthy!  I love eating healthy, it not only tastes good but makes you feel good, to.  I normally read a lot this upcoming month, so below are some books I would like to.

  Here are some books I have on my list so far: Blessed Child by Ted Dekker and Bill Bright, Five Glass Slippers, The Priest by Francine Rivers, Prophet or The Visitation by Frank Peretti, The Beaches and Brides Romance Collection, An Ocean Away by Lisa Harris, Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, Witness In Heaven by Gilbert Morris, Sons of Thunder by Susan May Warren, and Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.  I don't know if I will read all of those, but we shall see.

I hope you all have a happy New Years!  Cheers!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Ask Me Anything Answers!

First off, thank you so much for the questions, ladies!!

Ms. Meredith asked:

1. What is one of the worst movies you've seen?

Hmmm well, I didn't care for Transcendence with Johnny was...odd...shall we say.

2. Do you have a favorite piece of furniture in your house?

My favorite piece of furniture would have to be my antique vanity that my Dad painted for me.

Here she is!  I love the little bits of pink and that it's vintage.

3. Where do you best like to read?

I like to read on my bed mostly, or sitting on the couch.

4. When was the last time a book made you laugh out loud?

I think I laughed at some point in one of the Apocalypse Diaries books by John Hagee.  I can't remember an exact scene.

5. If you could spend one day with any fictional character, whom would it be?

This is so hard.   Ummm Farimir?  Obi-wan, Aslan or Robin Hood...I really don't know.  Any of them would be awesome!

6. What is your favorite Christmas movie?

Well, White Christmas, Polar Express, The Nativity, Elf, Christmas in Connecticut, and Miracle on 34th Street.  I know its more than one, I couldn't help myself! :D  But if I had to pick just one it would probably be The Nativity, because it is so wonderfully told and is the most important part of Christmas.

7. If you have a bookshelf in your room(if not, then just choose one from somewhere in your house), how many books are on it?

I actually have two book cases, on my big one I have one hundred and fifteen books, on my second one that is smaller I have thirty-one.  I had no idea I had so many books! 

These are some of my Mom's books, I guess you know who I got my love for reading from. :)

Thank you so much, Meredith!  Great questions!

Ms. Abigail asked:

1. Who is your favorite author?

C.S. Lewis, Francine Rivers, and Frank Pretti. 

2. Favorite Book/Series

The Chronicles of Narnia, and the Mark of the Lion series by Francine Rivers.

3. Do you have any siblings? (answer only if you want to)

Yup.  I will put us in age order.  Andrew, Madison, Me, Zachary, Nathan, Millie, Mackenzie, and John-David.  Eight in total, four boys and four girls.  If you'd like to read more about our story, you can visit my Mom's old blog and look through the posts, at

4. What would your dream job be?

To be an actress in Christian Movies or to do Voice-Overs.

5. If you could describe yourself in three words, what would they be?

Creative, Thoughtful, and Kind.

6. So you have any hobbies?

I like to play piano, sew, write songs, bake, sing, and taking pictures.  I also like to play on our wii with my family.

This is one of my pictures, no filter.  God is such an amazing artist!

7. Are you a morning person or night owl?

Morning person.  Definitely.  I don't like staying up late.  At all.  I get too tired. :)

Thank you so much, Abby!  Awesome questions!

Ms. Olivia asked:

1. Which TV shows, if any, are on your to-watch list?

Well, I missed most of season two for When Calls The Heart, and I would eventually like to watch that because I enjoyed the first season.  Maybe Downtown Abby?  I have heard that it is pretty good, so I am interested in that one.  Maybe Agent Carter, my brother watched it and loved it so I think I would enjoy it, but other than that I don't know.  Suggestions?

 2. Is there a book you know you'll have to read eventually (i.e. for school) but know (or think) you won't like?

I graduated this year, so I don't have to read anything for school, and I am not in college.  But this last school year I had to read Beowulf and I wasn't looking forward to that, but I read it and it wasn't my personal favorite.

3. What motivated you to start blogging? (It's fun to read how different people got into it, no?:D)

I don't really know, to be honest.  I guess I thought it would be fun, but then I didn't do anything with it for months, and then I commented on your blog, Olivia, and you responded to me and put my blog on your Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious blogs page, and commented on my first blog post and it made me feel like I could do it.  So that is when I decided to pick back up and keep going. :D

4. What's your favorite season?

Fall, I love seeing the leaves change color and the air is getting crisp, it's so wonderful.

5. Do you have any pets?

We have two dogs and a pot-bellied pig named Georgia.  

This is my girl, Pepper, she is a Shih Tzu and Poodle mix.  You can't see her eyes because they are so dark!

And this is Theodore, he is a Schnauzer and Poodle mix.  He's my sister's dog, they are both so sweet!

And last but not least, Georgia, she is a Pot Bellied Pig.

6. What genre of music do you most often find yourself buying on iTunes, or if you don't have an iPod/iPhone, what is your favorite genre of music in general?

I do have an iPod and I like mostly Christian music, Third Day, Newsboys, Toby Mac, Crystal Lewis, and Amy Grant.  There's more but these are some examples.  I also have Into The Woods, Julie Andrews favorite Disney songs, Piano Guys, and some Phantom of the Opera songs.  My favorite genre is more upbeat/rock, I like to tap my foot or get into it with bobbing my head up and down. :D

7. Top 5 favorite LotR characters? 

Gandalf, Samewise, Aragorn, Farimir, and Eowyn.

8. What is your biggest pet peeve?

I am a neat freak, so I really don't like it when there are things in a mess, dishes in the sink, things sitting out, that kind of thing.

9. Water, milk, or juice--which one do you drink more often?

Water, it's so good for you and refreshing.

10. Do you have any especially fun Christmas or New Year traditions?

We normally take a baking day before Christmas Eve and make all kinds of yummy things.
We always open a gift on Christmas Eve, and leave out summer sausage, cheese and crackers for Santa.  As for New Year's, it's my brothers birthday so we go out to eat, and lately I have just been going to bed earlier than midnight, I like my sleep. :)

Thank you, Olivia!  Fantastic questions!

Thank you so much, everyone!  That was a lot of fun, maybe I'll do it again some time.  Thanks again, and I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Ask Me Anything!

Hello everyone!  So I don't really have any post ideas, so I think it would be fun to do an Ask Me Anything post.  Please ask as many or few questions as you like!  I can't wait to read them!  And here are some pretty pictures I found on Pinterest just for fun.




Thanks guys!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The C.S. Lewis Tag!

So today I am going to be doing Abby's C.S. Lewis Tag!  Even though C.S. Lewis week is over, we will never forget the wonderful author who has inspired us, encouraged us, and has shown through his work the love of Christ.  Fun fact, C.S. Lewis was born in the year 1898 and I was born in the year 1998, one hundred years later.


1. Thank or link back to the blogger who nominated you.

2. Answer the questions. :) Put as much as you want, or as little.

3. Tag some of your blogging friends, to get the tag around!

1. How did you hear about C. S. Lewis?
 I don't remember a specific time that I heard about him, you just kind of know, you know?

 2. What was the first of his books that you read?

The first one I read on my own was The Lion the Witch and The Wardrobe.  My Mom has read some of the others to me, and my Dad has, too.

 3. Which one of his book(s) is your favorite?
I like all of them, but these are my favorites, in no specific order; The Horse and His Boy, The Last Battle, and Mere Christianity.

 4. Describe what you feel when you read his books.
Excited, joyful, happy, and sad, especially when it is over.  Like a good tea that you want to get the last drop and then it is gone.  The good thing is is that you can always brew more, or read it again. :)
 5. How have you been touched or impacted by his works?
I love that he has put in Jesus in such an impacting way.  It is definitely not pushy at all and yet it is still so evident.  He has shown me to never lose faith, everything will turn out all right in the end.  That you don't ever have to be afraid, stand up for what is right.  And above all, never stop seeking the One who loves you with all of His heart.

 6. What would you say to anyone who hasn't read any of his books?
They are wonderful, you should definitely read them!  He did so much more then just fantasy, which in my opinion are still scrumptious.  He wrote things that make you think.  Really think.  And that is good, you don't always need to be entertained by a book or movie, sometimes its good to get your brain going and take in all that is happening.

 7. If you could write a letter to Jack, thanking him, or asking him questions, what would it be? (show us as your answer.)

Dear Mr. Lewis,
I have enjoyed reading your work, immensely.  You have brought into words things that are to hard for others to do.  Thank you for sharing your work with the world, the Good Lord knows we all need it.  You have a wonderful gift, and I can't wait to read more of your books. 
Thank you for reading!  As for the tagging, I leave it open for any one who wants to.  Enjoy!