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Thursday, November 19, 2015

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I was nominated by Olivia Knight over at Summer of 1999 for the Liebster Blogger Award! Thanks, Olivia, for nominating me!

I actually get to type this tonight because I have no homework!!! For the first time in like three months. Legit. Hope you enjoy the questions below! I had fun answering them :)


1. Who is your favorite teacher you've had so far and why?

This is a really hard question, just to put that out there. I've had so many great teachers. My preschool teachers will always hold a special place in my heart. They were always so understanding with me, and they put up with me even though I cried every day. (They called me "tender-hearted.")

2. What do you do to destress?

I have to destress way too often, as in every day after school. I pour myself a nice strong cup of coffee and just chill. "Chilling" is usually writing or playing the piano, and on occasion going outside to shoot some photos.

3. What is the first book you remember reading? or If you could choose one children's book to read to your child which would it be?


"In the great green room 
There was a telephone 
And a red balloon 
And a picture of
The cow jumping over the moon 
And there were three little bears sitting on chairs 
And two little kittens 
And a pair of mittens 
And a little toy house 
And a young mouse 
And a comb and a brush and a bowl full of mush 
And a quiet old lady who was whispering “hush” 
Goodnight room 
Goodnight moon"

I am seriously getting the feels right now.

4. What is the last item you purchased?

I just recently went shopping with madre and bought some fall/winter clothes, but I believe I paid five dollars for a youth group t-shirt yesterday. Does that count??

5. When and how does your family first begin to celebrate Christmas (if you do)?

My family loves Christmas. As soon as we can, after Thanksgiving, we go get a tree at Hilltop Christmas Tree Farm in Six Mile. There's a man there who looks like santa. And they give out hot chocolate free of charge. And it's altogether magical. Then, we take it home and put it up, and then we lay all our ornaments out on the dining room table and slowly but surely decorate the tree. (If we had an "official" decorating time, there wouldn't be a time where everyone could be there at once. We're always in different directions.) On Christmas morning, we have Christmas brunch instead of Christmas dinner, and then we pretty much just hang out after we open gifts and such. We're a laid back family. But before any of this happens, we begin to listen to Christmas music. We're enjoying that right now. I started November first, by the way.

6. If you could choose to have any color hair, what would it be?

I've always wanted red hair. My last name actually means "red," and it was likely started because someone way back when had red hair. My hair is almost auburn, but not quite. It's honestly just a mix of everything, to be honest. But I would love to have red hair.

7. Favorite movie that has come out in the last year (or two, whatevs)?

I loved the recent Cinderella movie. Except I missed the part where the prince's father dies, and when I came back into the theater, I had no idea what was going on. But it was a great movie. "Have courage, and be kind." Always.

8. Favorite book of the bible and short bit on why?

Wow, this is hard. Like really hard. I loved Hebrews when I read through it. But I also love Romans. And all of the gospels. And then there's Ruth and Esther, which, being a girl, I also love. UGH. I just can't answer this question for the life of me. 

Okay, I've decided (though it's subject to change): Ruth. I love the way the story progresses and how Ruth keeps her faith. I think it's a beautiful picture of God's love for us and His faithfulness through everything we go through. God has a greater plan, and I love seeing that illustrated in Ruth.

9. What time do you usually go to sleep and wake up (psh what even is a sleep schedule)?

My brain shuts down after 8:00 sharp. I try to study/read in the wee hours of the morning, but it just doesn't work out for me. So I like to go to bed at 9:30-9:45, but I often stay up till 11:45, and I'm not really sure why. 

I try to get up at 5:45 so I'll have time to drink my coffee and have time in the Word, but I have this great talent called "turning your alarm(s) off in your sleep." I could seriously go to the Olympics for it.

10. Which Disney princess do you want to be when you grow up (because we all know this is an important decision that we're going to have to make at some point in our lives)?

BELLE. I love Belle. Belle is me. I love gold dresses and books and I try to see the best in people, and I think Belle is a great example of that. And yes, this is a very important question for every young adult lady to consider. I applaud you, Olivia.

11. Well, I thought that I only had to come up with ten questions and I was happy with that last question being my last one, but then I realized I had to do eleven. Soooo. Do you like to color with crayons, markers, or colored pencils?

(Eleven is a weird number.)
I’m not a huge fan of crayons. They’re too waxy. And markers bleed through, so I guess I like colored pencils?? I don’t really color that often (except in biology class -- go figure), so I wouldn’t know.

11 Facts About Me:

1. I’m currently wearing two shades of gray, and I might die (they’re PJ’s folks, no worries).
2. I say “no worries” as much as the average Australian.
3. I love Australia. Like if a stranger showed up at my house with a plane ticket to Australia I’d probably take it. (Don’t get any ideas.)
4. My brother is playing “sleigh ride” in the kitchen off of his Pandora and I’m really liking the vibe it gives off. I love Christmas :)
5. I’m running out of facts. It’s really hard for me to talk about myself.
6. We Reids are big southern people. I never say “you guys.” Only “y’all.” It’s the proper term, even though it’s underlined in red on this word document.
7. My favorite food is Mac ’n’ cheese, the really unhealthy southern kind with bread crumbs on the top.
8. I have a list of adjectives that I hate, and if you say them around me I might cry.
9. My hair is taking so long to grow. It’s agonizingly annoying.
10. Tomorrow is my last day of school before Thanksgiving Break, and my teacher just announced that my bio test is postponed until the Thursday after break!!!!
11. I’m out of facts. Sorry, y’all. No worries, though. You can learn plenty about me by checking out my social media. (Especially my twitter. Yesterday, there was a roach on my bedroom ceiling, and I cried, then tweeted about it.)

My Questions:

1. What is your favorite season and why?

2. Do you have any weird/quirky habits or talents? 

3. Describe your personality in three words. (This isn't a question, but hey, I think it's okay to bend the rules a little.)

4. If Peter Pan came to your window right now and said he'd fly you to Neverland, would you go? (I would, just so you know.)

5. What's your favorite room in the house and why?

6. Are there any talents you don't have that you wish you did?

7. What has God been showing you lately?

8. If you could snap back to any moments right now, what would it be? 

9. What is your favorite movie and why?

10. What are your Thanksgiving traditions, if you have any?

11. If you could talk to anyone right now -- and I mean anyone -- who would it be?

I nominate:

Madilyn (who I actually know in real life, by the way) at Thoughts of a Wildflower

Jess at Living Joyfully 

The Rules:

1.Thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog. 

2.Display the award on your blog.

3.Answer 11 questions about yourself, which will be provided to you by the person who nominated you.

4. Provide 11 random facts about yourself.

5.Nominate 5 – 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have a less than 1000 followers.

6. Create a new list of questions for the blogger to answer.

7. List these rules in your post (You can copy and paste from here.) 

8. Inform the people/blogs that you nominated that they have been nominated for the Liebster award and provide a link for them to your post so that they can learn about it!

Well, that's a wrap, folks! I hope y'all enjoyed this silly/fun post! Happy [early]  Thanksgiving!


  1. Ooh, it's exciting that you love Australia! I'm an Aussie, and it really is a great place to live.:) You should visit sometime, especially seeing as you've got the 'no worries' down pat! (Though I might add that 'y'all' won't fit in. :)

    And I remember that book, 'Goodnight Moon', with it's old illustrations... It's fun to think about childhood books, and all the memories they have attached.

    By the way, I don't think I've been on your blog before, but I shall certainly visit again! Your about page is really good (as are your posts!), and it seems we have quite a bit in common. Keep writing for God's glory, and He'll be sure to use you in ways you can't imagine. xx :)

    1. Hey, Jessica! That is SO AWESOME!!! I would LOVE to visit Australia :)

      Goodnight moon is basically my whole childhood. It's crazy to think about how fast life has flown by already.

      Thank you for stopping by!! It means so much! And I've always wanted to have something in common with someone from Australia :)

      God bless!!

    Yes. Belle. And the Cinderella Movie. And Goodnight Moon. AND RUTH. So much goodness.
    Also literally me about sleep schedules. I'd basically love to go to sleep at like 8 every night but somehow end up awake until midnight??? what even
    ps i love your blog design so many heart eyes

  3. This post makes mah happy!I feel your pain with the hair growing thing...and also I love the Christmas vibe. Love everything Christmas ♥
    And I love how you picked Ruth. I really think I'm gonna go re-read that book actually...

    1. Yes, Ruth is a great book of the Bible, and I think it especially is good for us girls because we connect with Ruth and Naomi so well. I think I might reread it soon, too :)


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