Saturday, August 22, 2015

Summer Evenings

I've never been particularly fond of summer. I've always preferred the cool breeze of autumn and the icy chill of winter. Hot weather really isn't my thing. But there is something about summer that I truly love : summer evenings. It's the time of day when everyone is home, safe n' sound. A time when the air gets a little cooler and begins to lets go of its thickness. And the sun drifts to ground, making everything golden. It's the time of day when God creates to perfect lighting to capture memories with. Here are a few photos I took of one recent summer evening. <3

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Aspiring Bloggers 04: Olivia

Hey everyone! I haven't done an "Aspiring Bloggers"post for a long while, so I thought I would share the interview I did with Olivia. 
Hey Olivia! Could you tell us a little about yourself and your blog?
Sure! I'm Olivia (as you already know), a 15-(*panics, at the disco*)-year-old Marvel-lover, Netflix-watcher, and popcorn-over-eater (wow, that was a lot of dashed words). Life as a Young Lady is where I post life rants, all-caps fangirl posts, and some of the best Spotify playlists you will ever hear (and I'm not just saying so myself).

Why did you decide to start a blog?
In August 2013 I started Life as a Young Lady, prompted by a school assignment. I originally created a blog--with a horribly embarrassing title which I can't even bear to share--on WordPress but, annoyed by the restriction on design, I moved to Blogger. And I'm happy I did.

What's your favorite ice cream flavor? 
I actually don't like ice cream. Or I guess I don't not like it, but I just don't particularly like it. Did that make sense? That didn't make sense. Oh, well.

Who are some of your favorite bloggers? 
Aside from you, I love Sarah at A Free Mind's blog--we have a lot in common in music tastes and fandoms. Kelsey at Empty Boxes is just sort of randomly hilarious but at the same time honest and full of feels. Dian at The Happy Candle does beautiful hand lettering work and always has sweet words for everyone. Nicole from Self Known is simply a coding genius. And of course I enjoy fellow fangirls MorningTime4 (The Ups and Downs of My Not-So-Average Life), Rcubed (Random Rants by Rcubed), Jo (The Bearable Blog), and Noor (A Little Bit of Sunshine).

Who is one person through history that you would want to chat with?
 I think besides Jesus (just thinking about that opportunity blows my mind ohmygoodness) I think women like Harriet Tubman or Sojourner Truth, who helped fight slavery and were strong independent women, would be really great to chat with and glean wisdom from.

What's your all-time favorite book? 
Besides the Bible, I'd have to say the entire Hunger Games series will stick with me forever.

What are two of your favorite colors? 
That's a perfect question, as I really only have two favorite colors but it's difficult to just pick one when someone asks

 IF you could meet one fictional character, who would to meet? 
Wow, there are so many. I think either Rue or Cinder. Loved Rue's depiction in both the book and the movie and I think she'd be really sweet to talk to.

What is a song you never get tired of hearing? 
Car Radio by Twenty One Pilots is just so soothing to me for some reason. I'll also never get sick of Birdy's cover of Skinny Love.

If you could be the author of one of your favorite books, which would it be and why? 
Divergent isn't one of my faves because I don't like how the whole series ended--I feel like Veronica Roth took the easy way out. I'd author it so that it ended properly, and all the dedicated readers were rewarded something for sticking through that series, because although it was just three books, those books were thick.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Tea Time

Today I had a tea party with my younger sisters. It was so fun to pretend that we were such refined ladies as we spoke in the best British accents we could muster. And of course my little sisters wore the poofiest and fanciest dresses they could find. Even though we didn't have tea (simply because none of us like it), we had chocolate milk and lemonade. For food we had fruit, cucumbers, sandwiches, and also swiss cake rolls for dessert —which is such a delicacy, I know. ;) 
So here are a few photos from our very "grand" event.