• q+a

    Best Friends Q+A + photos (also, blog anniversary!)

    Hello friends! Recently, Emma (one of my closest friends) and I were at Stone Mountain together. We both had cameras, and enlisted my brother to do a mini-photoshoot for us. We got a few photos together, so Emma was inspired by this post to do a Q+A post. In the past week we’ve pulled this together – hopefully it will be enjoyable! There will be a mix of selfies, photos from Stone Mountain, and photos from when we were little.     It also so happens that Monday was my blog anniversary, so this is as close as I’m getting to a blogiversary post. How have I been blogging for…

  • Life,  Tags

    Liebster Award 2018 (2x!)

    I was tagged to do this twice, by Victoria the first time and Anna the second time (both lovely bloggers!) towards the beginning/middle of the year and I’m just now getting around to doing it. Shame on me. At least I’m doing it before the end of the year this time. 😛 As usual I’m not following the rules, so I won’t even repost them. You can find them here if needed. The way I’m going to do this is pick six of the questions that each blogger asked me, because when I tried doing all of them the post was just too long. Anna’s questions 1.Describe yourself (as if…

  • Life,  Random

    On a summer evening in July.

    This is how it feels on a humid summer day, the fourth of July, when everyone’s waiting for the fireworks to go off and everything is chaos. We always sit on the outskirts of where everyone is, so some of the parents take the older kids through the square – there’s a big line of us trailing along, and I’m never quite sure if we have everybody or if somebody got lost in the crowd of people. Everything is exciting here. There’s a band playing live music, and I see myself on the big screens. You can hardly see the concrete for the people and their possessions – blankets and…

  • Life,  Random

    Some things I’m doing right now

    Hey, I’m baaaaack! I disappeared and took an accidental hiatus, but hopefully I’ll be able to post more soon.   So what am I posting about today? This is just a really random post about things I’ve been doing where you can admire my unedited phone photos*.   *Sarcasm   THINGS I’VE BEEN UP TO Bookbinding. I got a cool book from the library with a ton of ideas, and I’ve made a couple projects from it… some turning out considerably better than others. I made two more with the binding I usually do (one as a gift for a friend), a little mini one, a spineless book that turned…

  • Random

    10 REASONS WHY RECORD PLAYERS ARE AMAZING

    *all images mine* So I’ve been searching and searching for a Beach Boys record, because I LOVE the Beach Boys, and I finally found one and have been listening to it dozens of times. It’s really scratched up but I don’t mind. It’s called “All Summer Long” and is making me crave summer. IT’S SO CLOSE (yet so far away :P). Also there’s this epic track on there with their recording mess-ups and goofing off – it’s just plain funny! I just listen to it and crack up… Maybe I’ll record it for y’all so you can hear it. BUT ANYYYWAY. The whole Beach Boys record thing has put me…

  • Life

    Sixteen going on seventeen

    So I turned sixteen. What. It’s kind of weird, because sixteen was the age in books and movies where characters had boyfriends and cars and were Practically Grown Up™. They seemed SO OLD to Zane-a-long-time-ago. I mean, that’s Liesl’s age. In The Sound of Music. (LEISL!!!) AND I’M SIXTEEN NOW. (As of last Wednesday.) Help. At least I can sing “I am sixteen going on seventeen!” EXTREMELY LOUDLY and really mean it! (Although I haven’t even been able to because I have either an awful cold or allergies  or something and can’t sing a note.) So, in honor of my sixteenth birthday, I’ll be telling you sixteen random facts about…

  • Life

    2018: QUARTERLY RECAP #1

    Last year when I started blogging, I hated doing monthly recaps, but I did them because everyone else did them*.Toward the middle of the year I decided, what’s the point? If I hated it, why do it? *um… NOT A GOOD REASON. So at the beginning of 2018, I decided I’d do quarterly recaps, one every three months. And I would do them ANY WAY I LIKED. So, if you’re not too terrified, here’s my quarterly recap. LET US PROCEED.     BOOKS (JANUARY – MARCH)   The Blue Castle This is a truly beautiful book that I adored. I already reread it and forced it on my best friend…

  • Life

    Birthdays, updates, and where has the time gone?

    1. My brother’s birthday was yesterday. He’s fourteen.   He told me I should write a blog post about how awesome he is, teasing me. so guess what? I am.* Kind of, at least. ; )   *90% of this is because it’s been a crazy few days and I don’t know what to post about. So why not post a random post full of nonsense? Maybe you’ll like it. I don’t know.   Birthdays have been quite prevalent this week. My brother’s party last Sunday, singing happy birthday to my brother and one of our friends in youth group on Wednesday, bringing balloons and leftover cupcakes to our co-op…

  • Tags

    Q + A! (sunshine blogger tag + blue sky tag)

    So, today I’m doing two tags from ages ago that really should have gotten done sooner but I went on hiatus right after I was tagged for them. :’) I was tagged for the Sunshine Blogger Tag by Lisa, and the Blue Sky Tag by Allison. Lisa tagged me in September, and Allison tagged me in *cringes* August. Thanks, girls! I do love tags, it’s just that I haven’t had much time to do them.   They both have summery names, so I guess it’s ironic I’m doing them in the middle of winter. Oh well…   But I’m doing them now, so that counts for something??   Here we…