Saturday, January 14, 2017

A Period Drama Tag

Hello, dear readers! I was so excited to see that Miss March had tagged me in this fun period drama tag earlier this week, so I'm here today to share my answers! :) 

1.) What's your favorite Period Drama movie?

I'd have to say Pride and Prejudice 1995, definitely! Oh, it's just absolutely amazing. I could watch it over and over again and never tire of it. I love it so much. <3

2.) What's your favorite Period Drama series?

Well, I'm in the middle of watching Cranford right now, and so far I'm enjoying it! So let's go with that. 

3.) Which Period Drama do you dislike the most?

Let's see...I'm going to go with Pride and Prejudice 2005. After seeing the 1995 version, I just don't like this one as much as I used to. 

4.) Anne of Green Gables or Little Dorrit?

I've never seen Little Dorrit, so Anne of Green Gables it is! I love that movie, anyways. :)

5.) Your favorite Period Drama dresses?

Ooh, I like this question! Here are a few of them...

I love this dress that Lizzy wears. The color is so pretty!
This dress is such a lovely shade of green, and I really like the lace around the collar.
I love the neutral color palette of this dress. Plus, those sleeves! <3
Another dress of Lizzy's, this time the one that she wears to the Netherfield Ball. It's quite simple, but very elegant. :) 

(Some of Emma Woodhouse's dresses would have definitely been on this list, but seeing as I already did a post about that, I thought I'd try to be a bit more creative!)

6.) Who's your favorite Period Drama character? (Okay, pick at least five.) 
  • Elizabeth Bennet. She'd have to be my very favorite! I love her wit, clever remarks, and how she isn't afraid to speak her mind.
  • Anne Shirley. This girl is like a literal ray of sunshine!
  • Jane Bennet. She's such a sweet-tempered girl, and I admire her for her kindness and optimistic outlook on life.
  • Emma Woodhouse. Although I wish she wouldn't meddle so much in other people's affairs, she really is a caring person with a good heart.
  • Lucy Pevensie. She's such a sweet, kind, courageous character. :)

7.) If you could join a royal ball, which dress would you wear? (Pick a period drama dress)

I'm going to go with Emma's ball gown. It's such a dainty, shimmery, girly dress! I would love to dance an evening away while wearing it. 
8.) What's your favorite Jane Austen movie?

Pride and Prejudice 1995. Emma 2009 comes in close second, though!

9.) Downton Abbey or Call the Midwife?

Well, I haven't seen Call the Midwife, and although I have seen the first two seasons of Downton Abbey, I wouldn't consider myself a huge fan of it or anything. So I suppose neither?

10.)   Sybil Crawley, Jenny Lee, Emma Woodhouse or Marian of Knighton?

Emma Woodhouse. 

11.) Which couples of a Period Drama do you like the most? (Pick at least four)

Ooh, another fun question! Time for some adorable pictures. :)
Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy from Pride and Prejudice 1995. These two are simply the best, and they're so perfect for each other.
Emma and Mr Knightley from Emma 2009. These two make such a sweet pair! My favorite thing about their relationship is how much Mr Knightley helps Emma grow and mature. :)

Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe from Anne of Green Gables. These two are so adorable! (Although they're even cuter in the books.)

Catherine Morland and Mr Tilney from Northanger Abbey. They're soo cute together!

12.) And last, which Period Drama villain do you like the most? 

Oh, this one's easy...not! Umm...I actually don't have one! I don't particularly like villains, so I really can't think of a favorite. 

Well, that's it! Thank you so much for tagging me, Miss March! I really enjoyed answering these questions. I'm not sure who out of my readers has already done this tag, so if you haven't and want to, by all means do so! You may consider yourself tagged by me. :)

I hope you all have a lovely weekend!

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Oh, The First Snowfall of the Winter...

Well, here in Virginia, that is! Snowy weather came to us a bit earlier this winter than usual, and boy, did it deliver. I think we had about eight inches of snow by the time it stopped snowing yesterday, and it looked like a true winter wonderland outside! The ground, cars, houses, street, everything, was covered in a blanket of pure white snow, and it couldn't have looked more beautiful.

Snowy days and hot chocolate go perfectly hand in hand, especially when one is drinking out of a Jane Austen mug. I got this as a gift for Christmas last year. Isn't it awesome?!
Oh, how I love snow days. I still find it exciting to wake up in the morning and look out the window to see a wintry world of white. It makes me feel like a little kid again! And I love seeing my younger sisters' enthusiasm as they run around the house, excitedly asking, "Can we go outside?! Can we go outside?!" While part of me sort of just wants to stay in and enjoy looking at the snow, what would a snow day be without actually going out in it, at least for a little? So my brother and I tag along, and despite the bitterly cold wind blowing in my face and my fingers and toes going numb, I'm glad I didn't stay indoors. 

Because I love hearing the sound of powdery, fresh fallen snow crunching beneath my feet, with snowflakes falling softly all around me. I love how quiet, still, and peaceful everything seems. (And I love going back inside afterwards and warming myself up with hot chocolate, because let's be real, I'm a wimp when it comes to cold weather!) 

I've always liked what my dad has often said about snow: the way that it covers everything in pure white and makes even the bare trees look beautiful is similar to how Jesus' precious blood cleanses us from our sins and makes us "as white as snow." (Isaiah 1:18) Isn't that such a lovely comparison? :)

And just for fun, here's one of my favorite songs from White Christmas, all about snow! I especially love the line where Rosemary Clooney sings, "I want to wash my hands, my face and hair with snow." So funny! :)
I hope you've enjoyed this random, snow-appreciation post! Now I'm off to just relax with my family and maybe watch a movie or TV show. That is, after all, what one does on a snow day, is it not? ;) (That's another thing I love about snow days: having an excuse to just hang around the house and do nothing!)
Has it snowed yet this winter where you live?
"Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool." -Isaiah 1:18