Thursday, November 15, 2018

#CoverLove Tag

A little while ago the lovely Elanor tagged me with the #CoverLove Tag, and I'm quite excited because I just love beautiful book covers (as I'm sure many of you know by now!). So, this tag is the perfect excuse for me to share some of the pretty books on my shelf. (Some of my answers might have been different if I had all of my books here with me at college, but seeing as I don't, I'm just working off of the ones that I've already taken pictures of. ;))

A book cover featuring a gorgeous dress

So I know most of this dress isn't pictured on the cover, but I feel like there's lots of "scope for the imagination" because of that. I adore the rich, emerald green color and the lace collar, and I'm sure it's every bit as lovely from the front.

As to the book itself, I'm currently just a few chapters away from the end, and I am loving it so far.

A book cover with no people, just pretty scenery

This was a surprisingly hard prompt! So, I'm going to go with "A Jane Austen Devotional" because the cover features mostly scenery.

A book cover that's 'well-loved'

This vintage set of three Anne books is well-loved, I would say! My granddad bought them for me in September from a lovely bookshop we visited in La Grande, Oregon. Ah, take me back...

A book cover that just makes you smile

This beautiful Puffin in Bloom copy of Anne of Green Gables is so cheerful!

A book cover that is your favorite color

My favorite color changes quite often, but at the moment I'm rather into this deep, emerald green shade.

A cover of a book with fond memories attached to it

I picked up this neat little biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder in Wall, South Dakota this past September. Since she lived in that state for quite some time, I thought it a perfectly fitting souvenir! Just like the vintage Anne books I shared, this book will always remind of my family's road trip. :)

A book you wanted solely because of the cover

If I'm being honest, many of the books on my shelf could fit this description! What can I say? Pretty covers never fail to capture my attention. ;) But I particularly remember that being the case with "Jane of Austin"!

Thanks so much for the tag, Elanor! If any of you lovely readers would like to do the #CoverLove Tag, pleaser feel free to do so! I'd love to see the beautiful books you choose to share.

Much love,

Friday, October 26, 2018

A Few of My Favorite Things Tag

"Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens, brown paper packages tied up with string--these are a few of my favorite things!"

My friend Bri from Forget Not His Benefits tagged me with this little Sound of Music-inspired tag, and it looks like such fun!

The rules are as follows:

Thank and link back to the person's blog who tagged you. -- Check!
Thank and link back to the person's blog who started the tag. -- Thanks, Beth in Boots!
Write about seven of your favorite things in your post!  Add at least one picture of everything.

Alright, let's get into it! I shall endeavor to make this interesting and share mostly things that you may not know about me yet. :)

Good, old-fashioned snail mail. There's nothing quite like writing and receiving handwritten letters.

Music. I'm pretty much always listening to music, whether it's old jazz, worship songs, or epic period drama soundtracks. In the words of (the odious) Mrs. Elton, "Without music, life would be a blank to me."

Hot tea and iced coffee. I simply cannot choose one or the other! I love having iced coffee in the morning (and sometimes in the afternoon, too) and a relaxing cup of tea in the evening.

All things art. Freshly sharpened colored pencils, ink pens, new sketchbooks, watercolor paint, pastels, quick sketches, detailed truly is my passion.

Autumn. God's creation is just stunning this time of year.

Beautiful old homes. They have such charm and character!

Window seats. This is rather random, but ever since I was a little girl, I've dreamt of having a window seat where I could curl up and read! The above picture looks like absolute bliss.

Cats! I know, I know, I've already shared seven of my favorite things, but I couldn't resist throwing this one in there. It's the perfect excuse to show y'all my family's adorable new kitten, Ginger! She's incredibly sweet and I'm just a little smitten with her. ;)

Now, I'm supposed to tag at least seven other bloggers, so... 

I hope you all have a lovely weekend!

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

The Great American Road Trip, Part 4 // The Grand Canyon

'Tis time for the fourth and final installment in my road trip series! Today I'll be sharing photos from my family's visit to the Grand Canyon. This was the last major place that we visited on the way back home, and it was truly incredible to see such an iconic place in person.

 My youngest sister. <3

An absolutely beautiful sunset.

I really hope you've enjoyed these photos from my family's road trip! It truly was the trip of a lifetime, and I'm so grateful to have had the chance to go. I had such an amazing time making memories with my family and marveling at the creativity of my Savior. <3

And now, I'll leave you with this quote which perfectly captures my feelings towards God's gorgeous creation:

"When you get among such grandeur you get to feel how little you are and how foolish is human endeavor, except that which reunites us with the mighty force called God." - Elinore Pruitt Stewart, Letters of a Woman Homesteader

Thanks so much for reading!

Much love,

P.S. If you're curious as to what camera I used while on this trip, I used my Nikon D3000 with a 35mm lens. :)