“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” – Dr. Suess

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Top 10 Books

My brother gave me the idea of doing a post with a list of my 10 favourite books I have read for the first time this year awhile back and now that it is the end of the year I can finally post it.

1. "The Phantom of the Opera" Gaston Leroux

2. "Do Hard Things" Alex and Brett Harris

3. "Dracula" Bram Stoker

4. "The Inheritance" Louisa May Alcott

5. "The Tale of Despereaux" Kate Di Camillo

6. "An Old Fashioned Girl" Louisa May Alcott

7. "Captivating" John and Stasi Eldredge

8. "Sawdust in his Shoes" E. J. McGraw

9. "I Kissed Dating Goodbye" Joshua Harris

10. "Torn Pages" Sally Grindley

If anyone reads this and makes their own list I would love to see it!

Friday, December 11, 2009

A Tag

Six Names you go By:

Three things you are wearing today:
Voice for life wrist band
A cardigan

Three things you want very badly Right now:
A zip so I can finish the dress I'm making (I'll post photos when it's done.)
It would be nice if the dog next door stopped barking.
The sun to shine.

Three things you did Last Night/Yesterday:
Watched "The Last Samurai"

Ate chocolate

Two things you ate today:
Fudge cake

Two People you last Talked to on the Phone:
I don't remember the last time I talked on the phone, I don't do it often.
It was probably Dad or Nana.

Two Things you are going to do Today/Tomorrow:
Hopefully finish my dress.
If the rain stops I'll walk Emily.

Your Three Favorite Beverages:
Chocolate milk
Fruit Juice
Icy cold water

I Tag:
Eveyone who wants to do this tag.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Whats Your Opinion?

What do you think of the new background? Is the header to harsh for it?

Fudge Recipes (especially for you Lydz)

You have probably seen these ones before, Lydz, they are in the Edmund's cook book, but I find they work wonderfully.

Chocolate Fudge

1\2 cup milk
2 cups sugar
25g sugar
1Tbls cocoa
vanilla essence

Put milk, sugar, butter, and cocoa into a saucepan and bring to the boil. Boil for FOUR minutes. remove from heat, add vanilla. Beat with electric mixer until thick and pour into greased tin. cut when set.

Russian Fudge

1 1\2 cups sugar
1\4 cup milk
1\4 tin condensed milk
60g butter
1\2Tbls golden syrup

Put sugar and milk into sauce pan mix thoroughly and slowly bring to the boil, add condensed milk, butter,salt and golden syrup. Boil 1\4 hour stirring constantly. Take off heat and beat with electric mixer till thick. Pour into greased tin. Cut when set.

And this one I found in a recipe book from the library a while ago.

Grandmas old Fashioned Fudge

2 cups sugar
2 cups milk

Place both ingredients in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Boil to the 'soft ball' stage. Take off the heat and beat with wooden spoon till the mixture has lost it's shine and is quite thick (this could take a while). Pour into greased tin and cut when set.

I find this one is a bit harder to get right, but I hope you all have fun trying them out!

Note: The photos are not of the actual finished product. I just got them from the internet.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

A Tag from Jo March

Do you like to write?

Favorite books?
An Old Fashioned Girl, Rilla of Ingleside, Rose in Bloom, and other beautiful books like that.

Do you compose music/write songs?

Do you like poetry?
Ah....Ogden Nash?

Love someone so much who made you cry?
umm...I cried at Grandad's funeral.

Broken a bone?
Yeah I broke my little toe on my right foot, it made me miss my hockey game. I wasn't impressed.

Been in a police car?

Been on a boat?
Yes, I don't really like boats though, except for canoes.

Fallen asleep in school?
Lol. Technically I fall asleep in school every night!

Did you sing today?
How could I not sing today?

KFC, Popeyes, or Church's?
I don't even know what Popeyes ( I hope they don't only serve spinich) or Church's are (I presume they are fast food restaurants) so it would have to be KFC.

Chick-fil-a or What-a-burger?

Starbucks of McCafe?
Starbucks!! I love their caramel cream frapachinos( I don't know how to spell that).

What's your favorite time of year?
hmmm.....Probably Summer.

Do you ever talk to yourself?
Haha, yes.

Do you have a favorite treat you like to buy on occasion?
Umm, anything sweet is good.

Do you believe the Bible is the literal Word of God and is infallible?

What's your favorite sport?
Hockey and a game called Sonic that we made up, a sort of mixture between Soccer and Net Ball.

What color is your ipod?
Green, though it is a mp3 player if there is a difference.

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?

If you could go to any fictional place, where would you go?
Narnia would be cool.

Do you love to write or do you just like writing? Or do you write at all?
I don't write at all.

What do you want to be when you’re a grown up?
A wife and mother, but I'm open to whatever God has in store for me (I took this answer from Jo, but it suits me perfectly too.)

Favorite animal?

Favorite song?
I could never pick just one favourite song I love too many!

Do you like school?
No, not at the momment.

Are you a people person because I’m getting the idea that you are?
How are you getting the idea that I'm a people person??? But yeah I like to be around other people though I don't find it easy to make new friends.

Do you like to talk?
Not particularly, I like to listen to other people talking.

Favorite food?
I like food in general.

Sewing, and ummm does baking count?

Favorite author?
Louisa May Alcott, L M Montgomery

Favorite weapon?
ah... weapon?

Is this a fun tag or are you getting bored?
It's pretty fun.

Do you like Hannah Montana and all those girly people and movies like Highschool Musical?
Hahahaha Oh they are my absolute favourite!!! (note the sarcasim)

What are you scared of?
Hmm, not sure about that one.

Favorite flower?
Anything that smells nice and looks pretty

What is the expression on your face?
ah well probably pretty weird 'cause I am biting my lips.

Color of your eyes?
Greenish, once I was told they were red.

and as to tagging people,


And any one else who sees this and wants to do it.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Photography Contest

I have entered a photography contest over at Looking Through the Lens.





Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Tagged By Siminy


Who are your favourite male fictional character(s) and what book(s) did he come from?
Walter Blythe (Rilla of Ingelside)

Who is your favourite female fictional character(s) and what book(s) did she come from?
Elinor Dashwood (Sense and Sensibility)

Who is your favourite author(s) and what is your favourite book/series by him?
L. M. Mongomery (Anne of Green Gables Series)
Louisa May Alcott (An Old Fashioned Girl)
Jane Austen (Sense and Sensibility, Persuasion)

If you are writing a book, answer this question: Who is your favourite character in the book/series you are writing?
I'm not writing a book

If you are not writing a book, answer this question: Who is your favourite character in a friends book/series?
I have only read short stories by my friends

Any other favourites you want to mention?
To many. I just threw these lists together, it was what ever entered my thoughts first.( This is Siminys answer but it works here too)

Least favourite character from a book you read?
Pat Gardiner (Pat of Silver Bush, Mistress Pat)

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Star Wars Soundboards

My brothers found this game yesterday and it's too funny not to share!

Star Wars Soundboards

Friday, July 3, 2009

A Few Quizzes

Who are you in Anne's circle of friends?
Who are you in Anne's Circle of Friends?

Your results:
You are Qui-Gon Jinn

Qui-Gon Jinn
Obi-Wan Kenobi
Jabba the Hutt
Jar Jar Binks
Princess Leia
Overall, you're a pretty well balanced person.
But maybe you focus a little too
much on the here and now.
Think about the future before its too late.

(This list displays the top 10 results out of a possible 21 characters)

Click here to take the Star Wars Personality Test

Just a few pictures of the dress I finished the other day.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Friday, April 17, 2009

My Top Ten Literary Heroes

10. John Thornton from North and South

9. Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice ( I couldn't deiced which Mr. Darcy I liked best)

8. Roger Hamley from Wives and Daughters

7. Faramir from The Lord of the Rings

6. Allan Woodcourt from Bleak House

5. Johannes from I am David

4. Mr Kinghtly from Emma

3. Samwise Gamgee from The Lord of the Rings

2. Colonel Brandon from Sense and Sensibility

1. Walter Blythe from the Anne of Green Gables Series

Well, there you have it. Sorry I haven't written anything about the fellows on the list but I really don't know what to put.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The Answer to the Question

1. Put Your [media player of choice] on Shuffle.
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
3. You must write down the name of the song no matter how silly it sounds!
4. Put any comments after the song name.
5. Tag [as many or few friends as you want]

What do your friends think of you?
Majesty-Cademonds Call

If someone says, "is this ok?" You say?
Who am I- Casting Crowns

How would you describe yourself?
Chris Lewis- Chris Lewis Remix

What do you like in a guy/girl?
Where the Streets Have no Name-Chris Tomlin

How are you feeling today?
Forever-Chris Tomlin

What's your life's purpose?
God of Wonders-City on a Hill

What is your motto?
Shall We Gather at the River-City on a Hill

What do you think about often?
I Surrender All-Newsboys

What is 2 + 2?
Sabbath Prayer-Forty Second Street Singers

What do you think of your best friend?
Trouble Is-Jars of Clay

What do you think of the person you like?
City on a Hill-Third Day

What is your life story?
Ruins-Bebo Norman

What do you want to be?
Love Liberty Disco-Newsboys

What do you think of when you see the person you like?
My last Amen-Downhere

What will you dance to at your wedding?
I Know Now-Bebo Norman

What will they play at your funeral?
Take my Hands(Praises)-Newsboys

What is your hobby/intrests?
For the Love of God-Rebecca St James

What is your biggest fear?
The Gathering-City on a Hill

What is your biggest secret?
Rock Star(Live)-Third Day

What do you think of your friends?
Tea and Sympathy-Jars of Clay

What will you post this as?
The Answer to the Question-Tree63

I'm not going to tag anyone so if you want to do it go for it!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009