Sunday, March 16, 2014

* The Sunshine Award *

Don't you just love sunshine? I do, and when it decided to show me it still existed a couple days ago, I was overjoyed. :)

Sunshine also popped up in another place besides the sky within the past week and a half, and that place was through the blog Raindrops on Roses and Whiskers on Kittens. Natalie kindly awarded me with the Sunshine Award! Very sweet of her to award me, and it's been a good while since she did. :) So here I am, finally answering the questions from the award!

1. What would you do on a rainy (but not stormy) day?
Stay inside and read a good book with steaming cup of tea and a bulky sweater. :)

2. Heels or flats?
I have to say flats. I love flats. However, I'm sure someday I'll find a pair of adorable heels that I love. (I've seen some that come close, but I've never bought them) Plus, heels aren't good for your feet. :)

3. Is there any particular music/song that ever gives you chills from the beauty or inspiration of it?
Oh yes, there are several songs, and albums that give me chills and make me feel inspired. Most of them are Soundtracks (Narnia, Schindler's List, Everafter, Emma (2009), Prince of Persia, Red Dawn (never watched it), Hugo, the list could go on..) But there's one song, from a soundtrack of a movie I've never watched, that is just so beautiful and chill worthy. You must listen to it.  Someone removed that song, so alas, I must replace it with another. The Theme from Schindler's List. I played this for a recital once (on the piano) but the original is much more amazing. (The violins are chilling)

4. Would you find a mud battle hilariously fun or positively gross?
My first thought is positively gross. However under certain circumstances, it might be hilariously fun. :)

5. Is there anything you feel God has taught you over the past year?
Oh so so many things. The first couple that come to mind are, love for His Word, learning to be teachable (it is SO hard sometimes), and giving me the desire to be a godly young woman who focuses on becoming one during these teen years. 

6. Favorite sidekick/best friend character from literature?
I've had to sit here and think on this for awhile! I think I have to resort to best friend, because side kick makes me think 'funny' and I don't really read humorous books. :) My favorite best friend (practically ever) is from Little Women, Jo's best friend: Teddy. As much as everyone hates the fact that he and Jo didn't get married, I don't mind. And the years before they start thinking about that are so fun and wonderful. I love their relationship.  :) Other best friends that come to mind are Diana (Anne Shirley's) and Samwise Gamgee (Frodo's) from Lord of the Rings. :)

7. What do you like to do for exercise?
I have to say walking. :) Outside in the sun along a dirt road. *sigh*

8. A favorite movie/TV show nobody would expect you to like?
Uh.... I don't really know? Maybe Road to Avonlea. (A Canadian tv show based on the town of Avonlea) I don't really know what other people think I like. :) So maybe if they heard I like action and superhero's they would be shocked. *shrugs* who knows. :D

9. E-mailing, telephoning, texting, or snail mail?
I *love* receiving snail mail, but I am way more efficient with emailing. And as for telephoning, I love it. I could take for hours on there. While some people struggle with talking on the phone it seems to come quite naturally to me. :P I text sometimes, but not that often.

10. Describe your dream dress:
I'm thinking dream dress as in ball-gown-that-I-would-never-be-able-to-wear-except-to-a-ball dress. So: Long full skirt, the waist line would be a slight V, the neckline would probably be square with lace and small somewhat full sleeves. The bodice would have embroidering on it as would the skirt, and probably lace the skirt too. The coloring would either be gold and red, or green. (either dark or a low saturation green) So basically a 1800's dress. :P  

11. Favorite Biblical name?
Favorite girl names that come to mind: Abigail, Leah, and Lydia. Favorite boy names are Seth and Jared. I love those two names!

My Nominees: 
Grace Anna Rose from Dreams of a Narnian 
Hope from Hope's Treasures  
Pur et Simple

Here are my questions for the nominees (I'm using some of Natalie's questions!):

1. What would you do on a rainy (but not stormy) day?
2. Is there any particular music/song that ever gives you chills from the beauty or inspiration of it?
3. Is there anything you feel God has taught you over the past year?
4. What comes to mind when I say the color red? (this is really random because I forgot include a 4th question originally)
5. Favorite sidekick/best friend character from literature?
6. Favorite Biblical name?
7. What would you do if you found you had a completely empty day ahead?
8. What is your favorite book of the Bible?
9. Do prefer dresses or skirts?
10. What book are you reading at the moment?
11. If you could own a book store what would the dominating book type be, and what would be its name? (Don't think to hard about it :))

Even if I didn't award you, I'd love for you to answer the questions!! Please let me know if you do, I know I would enjoy reading them! (you could even answer them in the comments if you want!)

Enjoy the sun as spring approaches!!

<3 Eva

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Little Letters; Edition II

Dear Summer, I am so excited for you. I hope you're worth that wait, and are lovely, with heat to match the description of your season. *hint hint*

Dear Piano, I adore playing you so much, and I love that I can pick up a song and learn it. That's just awesome. (and I'm sorry I sometimes get frustrated, its the fingers' fault not yours)

Dear Followers, Thank you for visiting my blog even though I rarely post anymore. I'm sorry. I really am.

Dear Books, Can I just apologizes? I have sadly neglected you lately and i'm sorry. I will try better this month. I promise.  

Dear Clothing, you are so fun, especially when I find out that I can dress like the 50's even though it's not. My Oxfords are the most worn shoe in my closet.

Dear Drawing, Well aren't you exciting? Its been a blast finding out that I can do more than line-art. Though admittedly its nice easy..

Dear Pinterest, Stop it. Just stop.

Dear Narnia, after watching The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe again last night, I have completely fallen in love with you again. Thank you so much for being what you are.

Dear C.S Lewis, Thank you for creating Narnia.

Dear Life, You are so lovely and I have been so incredibly blessed that its overwhelming.

Dear Laziness, why do you have to be a part of me? You're so mean. I'm guessing I will be fighting you the rest of my life..

Dear Writing, Wow, you are amazing. Its so fun to see what I can create through words. Through simply different arrangements of 26 little letters. :)

Dear You, Do you have any requests or ideas for posts? If you do I would love to hear them!!

Dear Music, You are really amazing. But what really strikes me is that I can be humming a part of you when I go to sleep and wake up humming it still. *sigh* So much for the turning it off and turning it back on again method.

I do not like/listen to the band that wrote this song. In fact, I know barley anything about them. But I really like this song, and this cover is so well done!

Dear Busy-ness, As much as you can be overwhelming at times, I like you. Probably because my busy is a really lame and spoiled busy. Just don't go comparing it with other peoples. :) 

Dear Darkness, Do you know how many emotions come from you? Sun gets, for the most part, one emotion: happiness. But with you there's fear, respect, admiration, mystery, suspicion, loneliness, and so many more. Another thing that is interesting is that you can feel heavier and more dense on certain nights than others. You are not something that has weight, however, you are simply the absences of light. Nothing more. Yet you have so much power over emotions.

Dear Quotes, I love each on of you, but this has been my recent favorite:

Dear Tomorrow, I believe you are close so I better go to bed. :)

<3 Eva
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