Friday, November 27, 2015

       Hi guys, it's me. Who? Ya know, I'm not even sure anymore. I know it's been a while because this new post template is looking awfully unusual. I've gotten so used to new microsoft word documents for essays and project write-ups over the past few months that I've forgotten what blogging is really like. 
        What can I say, life is different now than it was in the summer. And it just so happens that my new life is not exactly compatible with the blogging world in the way my old life was. Yes, this will be my last post. I said it. I'm sorry.
        I've been working and hunting and fishing and building and climbing trees and watching movies and laughing with dear friends, reading and watching movies and snuggling my Tilly and Eponine and Stockton, writing and dreaming and hoping and crying a little bit, and wasting time on Pinterest. And school, there's always that. My 19 semester units are almost over though, and then I have a three week break before I start 22 in the spring. It's crazy, but it's working out. 
        I'll miss y'all. Hehe, when the Civil War trailer *asdfghjkl* came out I almost decided to post about it, but then I had an essay to write. Although I won't be posting here on my dear little blog, I'll still be on Blogger and looking at all the blogs I follow, which means I'll still be lurking and reading and commenting, but mostly lurking. 'Cause that's just who I am. And I still will most definitely be on Pinterest, as you have probably noticed if you're on and follow me. So yeah, I'm a bit sad, but it's time, and I'm not completely gone. I can't give up my precious yet. ;)
        So long friends - it's been fun.


Friday, July 31, 2015

My Favorite Movie Wardrobes

        Most people in the period drama (or other movie) blogging world have done some sort of a post like this, so as I'm a costume nut as well as a fangirl I thought I'd give it a go. As much as I'd like to share every single glorious dress from each character, I'll limit myself so that this post will take less than two hours to load. You're welcome. ;) Okay, here we go (these are not in any particular order):

Anne Shirley
        Of course. I especially love her dresses in the sequel. They're so elegant, yet pretty simple (for Edwardian times) and serviceable. I would wear most of her outfits.

Vera Brittain

        It seems like all of a sudden, all of my period drama blogging friends watched this movie about a month ago. I confess, I jumped on that bandwagon as well, and loved the movie. Of course, the clothes were especially splendid.

Margaret Hale

        As well as being one of my favorite literary and screen characters, Margaret has some lovely dresses. From the crinoline era, her wardrobe is my favorite.

Molly Gibson

        Molly is another one of my favorite literary/movie characters, and her wardrobe in the movie is a breath of fresh air amidst the outlandish dresses of her stepmother and stepsister. They are simple and elegant (my style :P). I especially like the blue jumper in the top left corner.

Peggy Carter

        Who would have thought that I'd have someone from a superhero movie in here?! :) In The First Avenger, Peggy wears mostly army uniforms, which I really like (they are flattering and feminine and very smart), and we also get to see some lovely dresses of hers in Agent Carter.

Emma Woodhouse (2009)

        This is probably my favorite Regency wardrobe. Emma's clothes are pretty as well as modest, and I would wear most of her dresses. They're a bit bright, but oh so gorgeous!

        That's all for today! What are some of your favorite movie costumes/wardrobes?


Thursday, July 23, 2015


        I've made a lot of plans this summer. I decided what I'm going to study in college. I decided I'm going to build a house on our land within the next couple of years. I decided to sell my alpaca, Sheba, because keeping her isn't profitable unless I can have her grazing all the time. I decided I won't be going to Discipleship Groups this year at church. I decided to add to my book collection books that I got from the library and loved over the past few years. I decided to take a trip to the East Coast in mid-September to play piano in my great-grandma's memorial service (she passed away in June less than a month after she turned 100). And more.
        Some of these things are trivial, some of them will affect the rest of my life, but they all matter to me. And you know, some of them will probably change. I love James 4:13-15 because it means that when things don't go my way I don't have to freak out. Which I used to do, by the way. 

Come no, you who say, "Today or tomorrow will will go into such and such town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit", yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. Instead you ought to say, "If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that."

        So, if the Lord wills, I will get a degree in business. If the Lord wills, I will build a house soon. And if He doesn't will that I should do that, blessed be the Lord! His plans are far superior to mine, and I can take comfort in that.

        My dear friend from Maine stayed with us until we took her to her ballet camp in the city on Sunday. We spent nine days talking, giggling, watching movies, and and playing with the animals. It was wonderful. There are very few people I can talk about everything with, who really understand me and struggle with the same things. She's one of them, and it's so hard having an entire continent between us! She'll be back on weekends, though, before she goes back home on the 9th. I'll get to see her again (and her whole family too - she has three wonderful sisters) when I visit the east coast. (That was to explain my two week absence).
        On August 17, school starts up again. I am taking six classes, although I might petition for overload so I can take one more. It's a 1-unit computer software class required for my major and 20 semester units isn't really that much more than 19. That's going to be crazy as it is. My blog posts might be a bit sparse for a while, but I think I'll survive. Until then, I'll be finishing up my summer to-do list, and sewing. I just bought some fabric for a few new skirts, and I hope to use my treadle sewing machine to sew them!
         I'm sorry I've been neglecting the blogging world, but I really would love to hear what's been going on with y'all!