Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Back in Time

Continuing 100 Things that make me Smile :)

21. Listening to Pitbull!! (and this is where Back in Time comes in)

22. Watching Rhett and Link's Job Reference. HAHA

23. Playing Quelf

25. Hurrying things up.

26. Playing football with my older and younger brothers. :)

27. The TARDIS humming

28. Dance Central 4. Yesss I just said it.......

29. Reading blogs

30. Scrapbooking

31. Looking at pictures

32. Ice cream

33. Seeing sister-in-laws. :)

34. Boat rides.

35. Acting (not professionally, though)

36. Seeing my sister audition for a play

37. Snakes

38. Encountering magicians in New Orleans

39. The Saints

40. Walking through New Orleans with friends.

I like New Orleans a lot. We go only a couple times a year, even though we're only 45 minutes away from it. It's a sort of treat to go with friends. :)


Sunday, April 28, 2013

100 things that make me smile

I got this idea from another blogger, Padme, and I really like it. I'll break it up into bits, though, twenty at a time....
Here goes, 100 things that make me smile.

1. Seeing Doctor Who tshirts at the mall.

2. Wearing Converses.

3. Running.

4. Tim Hawkins.

5. Seeing Tom Burgeron on Dancing with the Stars.

6. Seeing friends. A couple spring to mind instantly (Clara, Grace, Chloe. Lilly&Emma. Miss you!!)

7. Swimming in big waves, really big waves.

8. Dogs.

9. Watching Doctor Who and Warehouse 13.

10. Seeing a favorite actor/actress in a picture or movie.

11. Writing.

12. Listening to awesome soundtrack.

13. Watching the Catching Fire trailer. GASP.

14. Walking in the woods.

15. Seeing my cutest ever niece and nephews.

16. Drawing.

17. Things like Rhett and Link's videos.

18. Tales of Goldstone Wood.

19. Entering my World of Imagination.

20. Drifting into sleep on the greenest grass with fern stuck here and there next to a running brook with a book in one hand and a notebook&pencil in the other in a place only I know about and nobody else does that can only be found by walking across a log over a big ditch.
     No, I've never experienced this, but it's my dream-to-come-true.

Thank you for reading, dearest. That last bit was quite fantastic, and I'm glad you bothered to read it. ;)

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Silence Will Fall.

**I updated this post, so if you have seen it before, yes, this is different...**
Silence will fall.

You don't remember seeing this, do you? Well, you have seen it before...
Silence will fall.



Tick, tock, goes the clock, even for the Doctor...

Monday, April 22, 2013

A post to make you smile.

>:) :P

Agnes! :)
Oh, the south. I love this so much.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

A Hobbit Birthday

You are invited to a Hobbit birthday with Gillian Adams over at ofbattlesdragonsandswordsofadamant.blogspot.com. Enter the giveaway for a chance to win an awesome speculative fiction book!

I have just started following this awesome blog, which helps with writing about Villains and the like. I AM LOVING IT. So yes, three winners are to be selected with a random thingy and win a book of their choice from the list given. Go see! :)

Thursday, April 4, 2013

P.S. I adore you.

Dearest Readers,
   I don't normally post this often at all. I wasn't even thinking of posting today until I saw this post at Shabby Blogs, and just HAD to repost it. PLEASE visit Shabby Blogs to learn about P.S. I Adore You. Although Shabby Blogs also has the link I will also share, after you read Shabby Blog's post, read this. I hope you will join us and read this amazing story and mail Brielle.


Love from,

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Heartless review!

Title: Heartless
Author: Anne Elisabeth Stengl
Series: Tales of Goldstone Wood
Pages: 368
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Genre: Fantasy
My rating: Five stars.

"Beyond the final water falling,
The Song of Spheres recalling,
When the sun descends behind the twilit sky,
Won't you follow me?"

Clara sung this lovely verse (albeit more than this) so gorgeously. I kid you not, I have listened to her video countless times. I just love it. You might like it. Anne Elisabeth did! Listen here!


Princess Una of Parumvir has come of age and will soon be married. She dreams of a handsome and charming prince, but when the first suitor arrives, she finds him stodgy and boring. Prince Aethelbald from the mysterious land of Farthestshore has traveled far to prove his love--and also to bring hushed warnings of danger. A dragon is rumored to be approaching Parumvir.

Una, smitten instead with a more dashing prince, refuses Aethelbald's offer--and ignores his warnings. Soon the Dragon King himself is in Parumvir, and Una, in giving her heart away unwisely, finds herself in grave danger. Only those courageous enough to risk everything have a hope of fighting off this advancing evil.

My thoughts:

 Miss Anne Elisabeth is one of my favorite authors; you know I have many favorite books, but I have only around five favorite authors, and Anne Elisabeth is one of them.

About the BOOK now before I start wandering off....
     Una and Aethelbald are my favorites, of course! Una's a girl who likes to do things on her own, leading to some messes...Aethelbald is...well, hard to describe. He's a calm, loving person who everyone likes (or at least I hope everyone likes him!).
     Anne Elisabeth is a Christian author, and the book is written with hints toward the Bible. I hadn't really realized this *blushes and dies of embarrassment* (thanks to Hannah W. for supplying me with that appropriate sentence a while ago...) until my sister Rachel pointed it out, and then I read it again and I saw it all over the place. It made me smile when I recognized something out of a few favorite bits of the Bible.
      Which means, also, that of course everything in there is good. :)
The Dragon, the Death-In-Life....one of the best. villains. ever.  Of course, there's some more villains in the other books, and aren't they just so good.

Una looks just like this:
This is Clara! One of my dearest friends, I'm very happy to say. Anne Elisabeth (and lots of others like me agree) said that Clara looks just like the Princess Una of Parumvir.

     I'd have to say, although I've never personally met her, Anne Elisabeth is one of the sweetest people I know. Clara met her a bit ago and confirmed it. But I know she's sweet, and I know because it's partly the fault of her fantabulous blog which just has the greatest fun!

     Anne Elisabeth is going to hold a fan-fiction contest (I have mentioned this) and Hannah just gave me the most brilliant idea for it. Hee hee it's awesome. I can't wait to see what Hannah and Clara and Beka and Meredith and just everyone come up with! (yup we have lots of fun. I have mentioned this.)

     Heartless is all around just really good. My favorite out of the series (so far) is Starflower; I adore Imraldera and Eanrin. so much. a lot a much. a ton a much.

Review and pictures coming later...


P.S. oh yeah speaking of pictures the post below is full of those suckers---Dragon's teeth, please excuse my language! ;)

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Long Forgotten Pictures and an Excerpt...

Ah, so, I was browsing through pictures to look for something in particular, and I stumbled against some pictures I took a while back, when I actually *gasp* would pull out a camera and upload my pictures to the computer! I wanted to share my unedited pictures with you today; my blog has been bereft of some photos.

 Blackberry flowers. :)
 Mochas I made last year, or some summer ago...


And that's it for now....plus, guess what. I'm going to share an excerpt of my latest story. Did I just say that? Whaaaaat! Yes, folks, it's up for critiques! This one is one that I know I'm going to finish someday, and you're gonna get yourself a look-see!
  It's from 'Plainly Beastie', a retelling of Beauty and the Beast. I've cut out a slightly large bit in the beginning so as to not give away a whole chapter, but other than the beginning, the rest is original. Here goes...


Bella joined Abaddon the next morning for breakfast.
     “Do you have a library?” she asked.
     “Yes,” Abaddon said, finishing the remains of his breakfast. “You can look for it yourself.”
He left the room; shortly afterwards, so did Bella.
     Now, if it were up to me, where would I put a library? Bella pondered.
She decided to venture the opposite side of the castle. Some hallways, a few stairs, and lots of chambers later, Bella burst into an enormous library; about three stories tall. She gasped and almost collapsed. How many adventure books did it hold?
Grinning to herself, Bella selected a few books that looked interesting and decided to read them in the comfort of her room. Hopefully, Jill would have a roaring fire on for her.
     Bella walked out of the library and instantly realized that she was lost. It was a much bigger castle than she realized.
     Where to? Bella wondered.
She took a few hesitant steps, then finally walked to the right. She didn’t have a very good sense of direction, so she wasn’t even sure if she was going the right way. As she walked past a hallway, a glint of steel caught her eye.
She walked backwards until she stood in front of the hallway again, then went towards the steel.
     It was a brass knocker on a beat-up, faded red door. Curious, Bella opened the door. It didn’t creak at all, which was slightly what Bella had expected it to do. She hefted her books onto her left arm and pushed aside some see-through curtains. All sorts of junk and antiques were scattered on old tables and chairs, and some small dressers, too.
     Bella forgot about everything as she walked through the odd room. She stopped short when she saw a balcony, wondering why the rain wasn’t coming through it. Then she realized it was some glass doors protecting the room from cold rain and wind. She took some steps forward, and saw a leather-bound notebook on a glass table. She also noticed some swords and guns, and was about to examine them when she accidentally banged into a chair. It scooted across the floor with a noisy screee, startling Bella.
     “What are you doing here?” Abaddon suddenly appeared, his face looking more terrifying from the dim light streaming through the rain.
Bella screamed and fell down, her books scattering all over the floor.
     “I told you that the West Wing was forbidden!” Abaddon growled, advancing on Bella.
As if it would help, Bella tried to shield herself with her arm as she scooted backwards.
     “I-I’m sorry!” Bella cried. “I didn’t know that this was the West Wing! I got lost an-and I was just exploring, and I didn’t know! I didn’t!”
     “GET OUT OF HERE NOW,” Abaddon yelled. Bella had never in all her nightmares imagined just how petrifying one man’s look could be, but Abaddon’s sent her adrenaline racing sky-high as she stumbled out of the room. “GET  OUT!”
She ran all the way to her room and grabbed her cloak and satchel. She stumbled outside of the castle’s gates, running until she felt like collapsing, and even then she pushed on, the angry face of Abaddon filling her vision.
Bella shrieked as she heard the bloodcurdling howl of a wolf. She tripped over a root and landed face-first into the snow, the wolves gaining on her. Bella was dazed when she sat up, her vision bleary. She hardly saw a wolf ready to spring on her. Its claws swiped at her, making a large, red line appear on Bella’s arm. She cried out in pain.
     THUMP shhinng.
The wolf lay dead. Its pack, angry, turned to the attacker and started pouncing on him. Bella vaguely saw Abaddon fighting them off before she collapsed into an unconscious heap, traumatized.


    Say anything you want about it, I 1) definitely don't get offended easily and 2) need any comments/critiques on it that I can get my hands on.

Sooooooo what do you think?