Friday, May 27, 2016

Fascinator Hats!

Hello everyone!!  Long time no see?  Well, today I thought I would share with you all some Disney fascinator hats I made.  It was a lot of fun to get my creative juices flowing.   If you aren't familiar with fascinator hats, they are meant to be smaller and worn on the side.  Without further ado, let's do this!

Here's the lot of em.

This is one of my favorites.  I really love the material. <3

And this is how it looks on.

Star Wars!!  So the one on the left is a top hat inspired one and the right is a good old fashioned Mickey Mouse hat.

Last, but not least, my Mickey Mouse one.  I really like how the bow turned out and I think the tulle is a fun touch.  This one is quite a bit different than the other ones, but I like them all!!

That's it for now, guys!  Talk to yah later! :D

Have you ever heard of fascinator hats?

Which hat was your favorite?

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Book Review: Dawn at Emberwilde

Publisher's Description

Isabel Creston never dared to dream that love could be hers. Now, at the edge of a forest filled with dark secrets, she faces a fateful choice between love and duty.
For as long as she can remember, beautiful and free-spirited Isabel has strained against the rules and rigidity of the Fellsworth School in the rolling English countryside. No longer a student, Isabel set her sights on a steady role as a teacher at the school, a safe yet stifling establishment that would enable her to care for her younger sister Lizzie, who was left in her care after her father’s death.
The unexpected arrival of a stranger with news of unknown relatives turns Isabel’s small, predictable world upside down, sweeping her and her young charge into a labyrinth of intrigue and hidden motives.
At her new family’s invitation, Isabel and Lizzie relocate to Emberwilde, a sprawling estate adjacent to a vast, mysterious wood rife with rumors and ominous folklore—along with whispers of something far more sinister. Perhaps even more startling, two handsome men begin pursuing Isabel, forcing her to learn the delicate dance between attraction, the intricate rules of courtship, and the hopes of her heart.
At Emberwilde Isabel will discover that the key to unlocking the mystery of her past may also open the door to her future and security. But first she must find it—in the depths of Emberwilde Forest.
First off, isn't this cover gorgeous?  I think it is.  I just now saw that this book is actually a second book in a series.  oops.  I think it could stand alone, I had no idea there was a book before it.  O well.  Let's get to the review! :)

I must say, most of this book to me, wasn't that interesting.  It didn't really draw me in and leave an imprint on my heart. The descriptions and writing style were nice.  How characters were feeling or what they were seeing was described very well.  Though the overall story didn't wow me.  It was pretty slow paced for most of the book. Until the last ten chapters or so.  I like that it was romance along with some mystery. 

I like the romance between Colin and Isabel.  It was sweet and enduring.  Like I said, most of the book is pretty slow, and to be blunt, boring.  But the end, wow.  It wraps up very nicely with a happily ever after that I very much enjoyed reading.

Overall, this book is a nice Christian romance novel.  It was just to slow for my personal taste, until the end when things picked up nicely.  If the whole book was like the end, I probably would have given it a higher score.  Thank you for reading!

3 out of 5

*I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Book Review: Sins of the Past

Publisher's Description

Three Novellas from Bestselling AuthorsIn Dee Henderson's "Missing," a Wyoming sheriff is called to Chicago when his elderly mother goes missing. Paired with a savvy Chicago cop, the two realize her disappearance is no accident, and a race against the clock begins.

Dani Pettrey returns to Alaska with "Shadowed," introducing readers to the parents of her beloved McKenna clan. Adventure, romance, and danger collide when a young fisherman nets the body of an open-water swimming competitor who may actually be a possible Russian defector.

Lynette Eason's "Blackout" delivers the story of a woman once implicated in a robbery gone wrong. The loot has never been found--but her memory of that night has always been unreliable. Can she remember enough to find her way to safety when the true culprit comes after her?
I am going to review this trio individually.  Sound good?  Here we go.
Missing was my least favorite out of the three.  It was more slow going and felt repetitive.  The kidnapper wasn't obvious, which was good.  There really isn't much to say about this one.  The couple didn't kiss at all, which is good.  Though it was obvious they liked each other, which is fine and dandy with me.  Overall, like I said above, not my personal favorite.
Shadowed was...ok.  It had more of a fast pace which was better than the first one.  But the couple only knew each other for a day before they I did not like that at all.  This one was set in 1979 which was nice.  The other two were in modern day.  It had some nice twists in it, one at the end I did not expect. 
Blackout.  This one was my favorite.  It was scary, thrilling, and overall a great mystery.  I like that the girl didn't remember really anything and then it comes back here, and there.  You get to go along with her for the ride.  The couple knew each other for two years, which was nice.  I got a little scared myself since I was reading it at night.  :) 
Overall these were clean books.  They take you on a little adventure that has some twists and turns along the way.  I normally don't read books like this, but I am glad I tried it out.
3 out of 5
*I received this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my honest review. 

The Hankie - A Poem by Me

So, this is my 50th post!!!  Thank you everyone for all of your comments and kind words.  You'll never know how much they mean to me. <3  I thought I would share this poem I wrote last month.  I like writing poems,  tis fun!  Anyways,  here you go...

                                                                      "The Hankie"
                                                                By Morgan LuaAnn

                                                            There once was a Hankie
                                                            Plain and white
                                                            It belonged to a little girl
                                                           Who had no sight

                                                           One day the little girl tripped
                                                           And fell
                                                           The Hankie tried so hard to

                                                           But the little girl could not see
                                                           So she gentle felt the ground
                                                           The Hankie tried to tell the girl where
                                                           He lay, but alas!  There was no sound

                                                           She felt and felt for as long as
                                                           She might
                                                           But she could not do much with her
                                                           Loss of sight

                                                           So she got up and felt her way
                                                           And now our little Hankie is
                                                           All alone...

                                                           When the girl got home she cried
                                                            To her Dad
                                                            And told him what happened to her Hankie
                                                            And how she was sad
                                                            Her Dad took her by the hand
                                                            And told her to show him on what sort
                                                            Of land

                                                            She led him right to the spot
                                                            By feeling her way, a brave
                                                            Little, tot

                                                            Her Father crouched down to look
                                                            All around
                                                            And saw her Hankie down on the

                                                            He picked it up and dried her
                                                            Gave it to her and said,
                                                            "Don't cry"

                                                            The Hankie was so glad to be back
                                                             In her pocket             
                                                            With the little girl romping around
                                                             Like a rocket

                                                                         The End

Saturday, May 7, 2016

A Few of my Favorite things tag!

I was tagged by Jesseca to do the A Few of my Favorite things tag!!  Thank you, Jesseca!!

The Rules:
-Write down ten of your favorite things
-Tag at least three others!

These are not in any particular order.  Just kind of random. ;)

1.  Vintage things.  Ahh...I love the clothes, books, cameras, furniture (especially when it is painted in pretty pastel colors), and random little knickknacks and such.
Gorgeous!! <3

2.  FOOD!!  Especially (wait for it), SWEET POTATO FRIES!!!  <3 ;D
3.  Doing my hair up in pin curls. 
4.  Books.  They take you on adventures and you don't even have to go anywhere!  They are one of the best kind of escapes. <3
5.  Getting creative.  Meaning, crafts/sewing.  I love to find a project and go for it.  It's so much fun to do whatever you want and make it your own style.  I would like to personally thank Pinterest which helps give me great ideas and endless projects I want to do. =D

Drool.  Its...its...beautiful.
6.  THE LORD OF THE RINGSSSSS.  Yes precious, you know we loves it. teehee. :)
7.  Music.  I love music so much.  Tis wonderful. <3
8.  Traveling/road trips are the best!! <3
9.  Can I do a couple places?  Yes?  Good.  Two of my favorite places (besides home, I am literally Bilbo, in this sense, but I still love to travel.  Yah feel me?) are Disneyland and Lake Tahoe. <3
10.  I'm going to say movies.  Cause movies are so much fun and yeah, I want to be in one. =D

What fun!!  Wow, there were a lot of hearts in this post.  Ok one more for the road. <3  As for the tagging I leave it open for anyone who wants to!  If you decide to do I'd love to read your answers!  Thanks again, Jesseca!! =D

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Life Update~April

O goodness!!  Time sure flies!!  Here we are already in May!  I thought I would share with you guys somethings I did in April. 


To these lovely albums...

The Imperials are a Christian group.  If you have time, here is one of my favorites right HERE.

Love them all!! <3


Room for Hope by Kim Vogel Sawyer, you can read my review HERE.

Land of Silence by Tessa Afshar, which I reviewed HERE.

Counted with the Stars by Connilyn Cossette, which I also reviewed HERE.

I read two short stories from Sherlock Holmes.  I read A Scandal in Bohemia and The Final Problem.  I believe I read them in April, though it could have been March.  I can't remember. ;)


Our new kitty.  Allow me to introduce you to...

Cooper Casanova!  He is a Persian cat and such a love muffin!  Of course, he does like to play, but he also loves to nap!!  I love cats!! :D   He is super sweet! <3  And he has one eye that's green and one that's blue, which makes him unique! <3


So we got to do a trip to L.A.  We went to Disneyland for a couple days for my sister Millie's 9th birthday!!  She's getting so big!  Then we went to the L.A. Coliseum to celebrate Azusa on Saturday. It was a great revival that took place in Southern California on Azusa Street 110 years ago.  On Sunday we went to the Rose Bowl which is a big stadium that has a flea market outside of it once a month.  It was really cool!  I got some antique scarves and this lovely camera...

I just love it! <3

I have also been able to go to my favorite thrift store several times.  I got some records, skirts, books, blouses, dresses, and I got this neat little thing and some other stuff.

I painted it. :) 

Overall April was a good month.  Here's to May!  Cheers!

Monday, May 2, 2016

Quote Tag ~ Day 3

I was nominated by Hosanna to do the 3 Day Quote challenge!!  Thank you so much, Hosanna!!


  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Nominate 3 new bloggers everyday
  • Post a new quote everyday for 3 consecutive days

I thought I would end this with a quote from Mr. C. S. Lewis.  I love this quote.  He refreshes us with "pleasant inns," but they are not our home.  No matter where we go or what we do, God is always with us and we just need to keep our focus on Him.  And someday, we will be home in Heaven, with Him forever. 

I nominate