Sunshine Blogger Award

My dear friend Miss March recently nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award!  *huzzahs and confetti*  Do go and check out her blog, peeps -- she's awesome and she writes awesome posts.  Thank you for the award, Miss March!  

1. What was the last book you read? The last book I read was a short story called A Flame Shall Spring from the Embers, written by none other than our very own Heidi Pekarek!!! *confetti* It was awesome :)

2. On a typical evening at home, what are you most often found doing -- reading a book, watching a movie, playing games with your siblings, twiddling your thumbs...what? Watching something with my parents. Lately we've been watching a lot of Leverage or Andy Griffith or Inspiring Dramas.

3. You have the choice of being an only child or having twenty siblings. Which do you choose? *blinks*  Umm . . .

(I seriously don't know.)

4. Do you prefer bike riding or walking? Walking, I guess. I haven't done a whole lot of bike riding, which may be the thing . . . I do like it when I do it, though.

5. If you had to create your own family made up of characters from literature (or film) who would you choose to have as your father? As your mother? Choose a brother and a sister, too, just for the fun of it. :) Yikes, good question.  Atticus Finch as a father, perhaps . . . maybe Mrs. March as a mother . . . aaaaaannddd . . . let's say Wendy Darling as a sister :)  Oh, OH, and I saw Miss Meg's answer to this question, in which she said that she'd choose Edmund Pevensie as a brother, and I was like YAAAAAASSS.

6. Did you ever receive money under your pillow after losing a tooth?  Nope :'(  You may now all mourn for my cheerless childhood.

7. What's your favorite color?  I'm pretty sure my favorite colors are blue, pink, purple, and green.

8. Would you rather wash dishes or iron clothes?  Wash dishes :)

Because reasons.

9. What is your opinion on zoos? Interesting or boring?  Y'know, I've been to zoos before, but to be honest I don't really remember it so I don't know that I could say :-/  I really like aquariums, though.

10. Growing up, did you have a favorite doll? What was her name?  I'm not sure that I could say I had a favorite doll . . . but I spent a LOT of time with my American Girl squad.  Josefina, Julie, a Bitty Baby named Jasmine, and Bitty Twins named Johnny and Rebecca :)  (Full disclosure: I still sometimes want to get them out and play with them.)

And now for my questions!

1.)  Is there a particular fictional genre to which you keep returning? (i.e. period drama, action, fantasy, etc.)
2.)  What type of toothpaste do you use? ('Cause I'm weird like that.)
3.)  In general -- can be for yourself or for others or for both -- do you prefer straight, curly, or wavy hair?
4.)  Do you like musicals?
5.)  What is your third favorite season?
6.)  Jewelry -- yea or nay?
7.)  Have you seen any of the live-action remakes of the classic Disney movies (Maleficent, Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, The Jungle Book, etc.)?  If so, what are your thoughts on them?
8.)  Are you adept at cookery?
9.)  Is there anybody you really wish would start a blog?  
10.)  Do you know what your Myers-Briggs personality is?  If so, do share.

I nominate . . .

Jessica Prescott (in the comments)
Rosie McCann (in the comments)
Rilla Blythe (in the comments)

Have fun, fam!  I shall close with a picture that has been cracking me up for  a few days now:


  1. OH what lovely answers! Could I maybe answer your questions in the comments?

    1.) Is there a particular fictional genre to which you keep returning? (i.e. period drama, action, fantasy, etc.)

    Historical Fiction, Period Drama.

    2.) What type of toothpaste do you use? ('Cause I'm weird like that.)


    3.) In general -- can be for yourself or for others or for both -- do you prefer straight, curly, or wavy hair?

    1940's curled bob all the way!

    4.) Do you like musicals?

    me.. not like musicals?! my dear friend they are my LIFE. Also.. One Month till My Fair LADY OPENING NIGHT! *shrieks into pillow*

    5.) What is your third favorite season?


    6.) Jewelry -- yea or nay?

    Jewellery* Yes, I have a ring on my right hand and a locket round my neck

    7.) Have you seen any of the live-action remakes of the classic Disney movies (Maleficent, Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, The Jungle Book, etc.)? If so, what are your thoughts on them?

    ADORED Cinderella, didn't really like the other ones.. SO excited for B and B though!

    8.) Are you adept at cookery?

    I wish..

    9.) Is there anybody you really wish would start a blog?

    Miss Meg! Jessica and Rosie too! :-D

    10.) Do you know what your Myers-Briggs personality is? If so, do share.
    ISFJ! =D

    I'm off to uni now! Toorah!

    1. Oh, I'm so happy you did, Evie! I meant to nominate you in the post, so :P

      Period drama all the way *high fives*

      MFL opening night?!?! Eeeeekk, this sounds exciting! Like, is your university doing it or is there a new revival or…? Tell me! :D

      Hehehe -- the difference between American and British spellings xD Yeah, I wear three rings all the time, and I often wear earrings and/or a necklace.

      BatB for the win!!! :D

      Same . . . GIRLS! PAY ATTENTION!

      Awesomeness ;)

  2. Pshh, who says we're too old for dolls? I will probably be 80 years old and still stressing up my darling Katrina (she was a Heart2Heart doll. They're like Barbie's except all felt).

    Thanks for the tag! Right now my blog is on a small hiatus, but I would still love to do this when I'm blogging again (not too far away, probably sometime in March :D).

    1. That's the spirit! ;)

      No problem! Ah, yes, that works too :D

    2. "I can [so-and-so]." << Me, all the time, in way too many circumstances.

  3. AFSS IS awesome! I'm planning on reading it in all its published glory very soon. I can't wait. :D

    Edmund Pevensie as a brother. YES. Sign me up, please!

    "Because reasons." :D I love how you say that in real life, too. (*Stops typing to dwell on the fond memories from Missouri.* :))

    Awww, you have Josefina? She was one of my favorites. I have Felicity. I STILL WANT TO PLAY WITH THEM SOMETIMES, TOO. The problem is, my imagination isn't what it was at ten years old or so. :P *cries for my lost childhood*

    HAHA. That last image is so accurate, except I would also include a child with her nose in a book, crying over fictional characters. Because that would be me. When I'm not the child eating food. :P

    (Side note: It's SO wonderful having you blogging semi-regularly again! :D)

    1. Indeed so! :D Ach, 'twas so cool to actually hold a book written by a blogging friend in my hand. :)


      Hahaha, yes . . . I say it too often, actually, in all probability, but that's okay. *saaaaaaaaame*

      Oh, Felicity's awesome! One of my sisters had her. :D *cries with you*

      Hahahaha YES. "We seem to have but one mind and one manner of thinking." xD)

      (Awwwwwwww! Thank you! It's nice to be blogging semi-regularly. :D Happy Valentine's Day!)

  4. I got tagged!!!!! *scatters confetti everywhere* *then hugs you* <3

    Okay, real quick b/c of homework:
    1. Historical fiction. I'm a total history nerd, and I really like seeing historical themes illustrated through a compelling story/characters :-) #AnnRinaldiThough ;-)
    2. Heehee. Colgate (sheesh, is that even how you SPELL it?)
    3. Ermmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm . . . I don't know. I HAVE wavy hair, though.
    4. MUSCIALS. YES. I ADORE THEM AND LISTEN TO THEM CONSTANTLY. Favorites: Hamilton, Les Mis, Newsies.
    5. 3rd favorite?? Errr . . . winter? Yes, I think it's fall, spring, winter, summer. Summer is DEFINITELY last. *shudders to think of Memphis heat*
    6. Jewelry--yep! I love it, although it's usually very small and un-fancy b/c that's kind of me. :-)
    7. I've seen Cinderella 2015 and, while Cinderella in general is not my FAVORITE fairy tale, I did love the film. I'M SUPER STOKED ABOUT BEAUTY AND THE BEAST TOO.
    8. Cookery? #nope
    9. I wish Miss Meg would start a blog <3
    10. INFJ *hugs you again b/c Kindred Spirits*

    Have a beautiful week, darling!! <3

    1. *returns hug* Thanks for your answers; they were fun to read :D

      1. SAME. YES.
      2. Haha, yep, I think that's how you spell it.
      3. Fair enough :D
      4. I KNOOOOOOOW. Good choices!
      5. Okay, so MY STRUGGLE: I can't decide whether winter or summer is my least favorite . . . IT'S JUST HARD TO CHOOSE.
      6. I know how you feel; I like it, too, but generally prefer more understated pieces. *marvels at how pretentious that sounds*
      7. Yeah, it's not my favorite either, but the '15 version is PRECIOUS :) And, of course, BatB. Yaaaaasss.
      8. "#nope" Perfect answer xD
      9. Me too <3
      10. INFJ "high five for morale!" *is excited because of spontaneous applicability of Leverage quote*

      You too, love! <3

  5. Aw! Thank you so much, Olivia!! :D I absolutely can't wait to do this tag! It's funny, there's actually another Sarah in the blogging world of people I know, so I always have to click the link to the tagged blog to see if it's me or not, and this time (surprisingly) you tagged me! <3


    1. You're most welcome, Sarah! I look forward to your answers! Hahaha, I know, tags can be tricky businesses xD

      Blessings back!

  6. Imma just steal this tag, thanks dear---

    Seriously though, nice answers! And that meme at the end XD

    1. "Imma just steal this tag, thanks dear" << HAHA. Me.

      Thank ya! Haha I know right xD

    (And I still occasionally get them out and play with them. I say this unashamedly. )

  8. Another post from Olivia! Yaysies! Thanks so much for filling this out, my dear. :) And thank you, too, for your kind words about my blog. *blushes* Really, though, you're too sweet. :)

    2. Ditto. We're always watching movies in the evening here, too. (Love the Andy Griffith show!)

    3. Oh come on. It wasn't that hard of a question was it? *wink, wink*

    4. I haven't done a whole lot of bike riding either. I guess because it's just easier to take a walk than to go and dig the bikes out of the shed. Haha. ;)

    5. ATTICUS FINCH?! Yeeeees!! An excellent choice, indeed! And Edmund for a brother. Aww. Love it!! <3

    7. Ohh! Those colors sound lovely. They'd actually go very well together, I think. :)

    10. Ah yes. The American Girl dolls. We used to love poring over those magazines and looking at all the lovely accessories you could get. I never actually had one of the dolls, but if I had it would probably have been Molly. :)

    Hahaha. That ending picture,though! Love the little guy's face in the background! :D

    Thank you again so much for filling this out, Olivia! :D

    1. Awww, right back at you! ;)

      Haha, I'm so glad we're not the only ones. As you know ;)

      It probably shouldn't have been, but it was for me, for some reason xD

      Hehehe, quite . . . one needs no equipment for walking, after all. (Except maybe a stick with which to beat off potential Bad Guys.)

      Thank ya! Heehee, well, Miss Meg came up with the Edmund as a brother thing before I did :-P

      They do, rather, don't they? Colors in general are just such beautiful things. *happy sigh* What're your favorite colors? I don't recollect as I've ever asked you.

      I loved fantasizing about all the elaborate accessories, too! We had a few of them, but not many. Oh, one of my sisters had Molly!

      Hahahaha, it still gets me xD

      Thanks again so much for tagging me! :D

    2. Potential Bad Guys? Haha. I hadn't even considered that, but good point. Keep that stick handy, girl. ;)

      My favorite colors are probably pastels. Baby pink, baby blue, light yellow, mint green...oooh! They're just delicious. :D

      My pleasure! I'm so glad you had time to do it! :)

    3. Haha, quite so ;)

      Ahh, yes, pastels! Pastels are wonderful things.

  9. Aww, thanks for tagging me dear! I just finished a short paper and shall now reward myself by filling out your lovely tag.:)

    1.) Is there a particular fictional genre to which you keep returning? (i.e. period drama, action, fantasy, etc.) Hmm. I love period drama, but I'd have to say historical fiction. I got/get/ to read a lot of novels set in the time periods I was/am studying for history throughout my school. Best part of school, haha. Have you ever read The Witch of Blackbird Pond? (Don't get thrown off by the title, nothing supernatural in it;)) Because it is MARVELOUS and I think you would like it! (Also if you've read it/plan to read it we can squeal about together--I mean converse intelligently like the mature young adults we are.;)

    2.) What type of toothpaste do you use? ('Cause I'm weird like that.) You're not weird! I love original questions. Pepsodent and sometimes Colgate.
    3.) In general -- can be for yourself or for others or for both -- do you prefer straight, curly, or wavy hair? Well, mine is curly, so maybe I'm biased, but yes that and wavy.

    4.) Do you like musicals? LOVE THEM. Singing In The Rain, Good News, Seven Brides For Seven Brothers...<3

    5.) What is your third favorite season? Spring.

    6.) Jewelry -- yea or nay? YEA. Especially earrings.

    7.) Have you seen any of the live-action remakes of the classic Disney movies (Maleficent, Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, The Jungle Book, etc.)? If so, what are your thoughts on them? Cinderella, and it was beauty and elegance and goodness all in one glorious place. I loved the music and colors, and how the prince actually possessed a CHARACTER. And what girl isn't obsessed with their first dance...:)

    8.) Are you adept at cookery? Hehe. I wish.

    9.) Is there anybody you really wish would start a blog? Miss Meg and Jessica Prescott.

    10.) Do you know what your Myers-Briggs personality is? If so, do share. INFJ. Yeah, Life.;) Can't wait to be 40 haha.

    Thank you so much Olivia! Your blog is one of my happy places.:) I hope your day went well, and that the rest of your week will be lovely.<3

    ~Rilla Blythe

    1. You're most welcome! :D Ooh, what was the paper about? (If you don't mind my asking ;))

      THE WITCH OF BLACKBIRD POND. UM YES. Let's Converse Intelligently. (Nat, though. And when John comes back and goes straight to Mercy. <3 <3 <3)

      Haha awww, well, thank you ;) I think I am, a little bit, but I guess we've all got our quirks xD

      YOU KNOW SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS?!?! Rilla, that movie is kind of my jam. I LOVE IT SO MUCH. I haven't heard of Good News, though -- what's that one about?

      "Especially earrings." -- Ditto.

      "beauty and elegance and goodness all in one glorious place" -- couldn't agree more! Such a truly special film.

      Hehe, same here.

      And you're an INFJ?! (Wait . . . did I know this?) High five because twinsies!! Haha oh, what's that joke about being 40? I don't think I have become privy to it yet :D

      Awwww, gee! *blushes* Really?! That makes me so happy :D Thank you, dear!! I hope you're having a wonderful Saturday <3

    2. It was for religion--about Baptism.:)

      YOU'VE READ IT!!!! OK LET ME CALM DOWN. *Breathes deeply* Yes, NAT!! He has such a fun, sweet but realistic character. And that part you mentioned is truly heart-rending in zee best of ways.<3 I love that book so much and I'm super happy you love it too!!!:D


      Good News is a 1940s musical with June Allyson and Peter Lawford and it's great!! I highly recommend it and I think you'd enjoy it.:) Color and songs and cheeriness and adorableness.:D

      Twinsies!!:D Ah yes, I meant that hopefully 40 means having learned to steer better my ship of emotions and such.;) I guess it's a process.

      Aww I'm glad Olivia!:) Have a lovely day dear!<3

      ~Rilla Blythe

      P.S. I'm dying to read your Christy post but am planning on reading the book so am avoiding spoilers--AGONY.;)

    3. Oh, neat!

      YAAAAAAAASSSSSS. Also, thanks for reminding me of it -- I should re-read it!!

      Heehee, ditto ;)

      Aww, that sounds cute! "Color and songs and cheeriness and adorableness" are right up my alley; I shall have to keep on the lookout. :D

      OHHHH, okay, I get it now. In that case, same.

      p.s. Oh, sure thing! Thanks for letting me know! You must tell me what you think of the book when you read it :D

  10. I'm tagged!!!! *claps hand and jumps up and down* You are so sweet to tag me!!! You have made my day full of sunshine! ;D

    1. Fantasy and Classics. I know, I really jump back and forth.

    2. This is a fun question! Crest, though I don't really like it.

    3. For me I prefer straight. For others, I'm not sure.

    4. Yes!!!!!!!!!! I love them!!!! My favorites are Singin' in the Rain and The Music Man.

    5. Fall, the list goes Winter, Summer, Fall, Spring.

    6. I like it but I never really wear it. Exept my cladagh ring.

    7. I have seen, Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, Hook, and I can't wait for B&B!!!!!!!! (Love the picture you put!!!!!!!) Alice in Wonderland was a little dark, but I want to see the sequel. Cinderella was lovely!!! I have always loved Hook!!

    8. No. I'm terrible.

    9. My little sister, and Miss Meg.

    10. No, I'm sorry I don't.

    Thank you so, so, so, much for tagging me Olivia!!!!! *hugs*

    1. Awww, you're more than welcome! :D

      Haha, yeah, me too xD

      Oh, I'm sorry you don't like it! Which kind of toothpaste do you prefer?

      I need to see The Music Man -- I should start searching for it :D

      Claddagh rings! Yesh! I have one too <3 Do you wear yours "correctly"? I don't xD

      Ooh, thanks for reminding me of Hook -- I ought to try that one sometime. (BATB YASSS)

      Haha, hey, most of us are, it appears :P

      Of course, of course! Anytime *hugs back*

    2. :D

      It happens!

      Anything that is minty!

      Yes, yes, and yes!!! You need to!!!!!!!

      Oh how cool! I put it on and take it off so much (doing the dishes), that I just put it on how it is. :D

      Yes, yes, yes again!! That is a very good one! (I can't wait!!!!!! :D)

      Yeah, the worst part of mine is the clean up. :P

      *goes off smiling* :D :D

    3. Mint for the win! I knooooow -- I really do. Haha, fair, fair. *smiles back*

  11. Yay, a tag!! Me happy. Here goes then.

    1.) Fantasy! Right now I'm reading the Inkheart trilogy ...

    2.) I don't actually know! I think it's red and blue. (okay, I just checked Jessica's answers. It's called Colgate :P)

    3.) Curly, so curly! My hair is straight, however.

    4.) There are actually people who don't like musicals?! KIDDING. But yes, I luvvvv them.

    5.) Winter.

    6.) Yea. But no earrings, as I don't have my ears pierced!

    7.) I've seen Cinderella all the way through, and enjoyed it! I did think that if I were to make a Cinderella remake it would be quite different from what they did, but I liked what they came up with as well. As for the others I've only seen parts of them, so really I oughtn't pass judgement.

    8.) Mm. I think so? I can make a decent full week of meals&desserts. Beyond that I cannot go.

    9.) Miss Meg. Myself. Also, Jessica Prescott :)

    10.) INTJ!! Yay, so rare :D

    1. 1) Inkheart!!! Yussssss <3 <3

      4) I KNOW RIGHT. I myself was shocked when I was told of such humans.

      5) I thiiiiiiink winter is my third favorite, too . . . it's either that or summer.

      6) Fair enough!

      7) "That's a very neat and diplomatic answer." ;D

      8) Um . . . that's pretty good. Just sayin'.

      9) & 10) Haha, YES! :D

    2. Hahaha. #7 *bows* Thank you! And also #8, thanks :D

  12. Thank you again, Olivia! I posted my answers here!
    It was so much fun and the questions felt like a breath of fresh air. :)

    1. Sarah, you're so welcome! I'm so glad you enjoyed it; your answers were fun to read! :D

  13. Okay, so I'm FINALLY back, and can attempt to catch up on all your lovely posts!! :D

    Oh, I love your fictional family going on here!!! Atticus - YES! Mrs. March - YES! Wendy - YES! And Edmund! <3

    Oh, oh! What's that second last picture from - the couple holding hands?!! 'Cause it looks hauntingly familiar...


    (I was just reading the comments (they were all very interesting!) and kept seeing my name pop up and oh my gosh!! YOU GUYS. You're all so sweet! *blushes* Good gracious, now I feel like I have great expectations to meet if I do get a blog. :P But thank you, I'm so honoured!!)

    (Fun post, by the way, Olivia. :D)

    ~Miss Meg


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