Sunday, December 31, 2017

2017 Wrapped

It's that time of year again.

Your inbox is flooded with:

"End of Year!"

"HOW COULD IT BE OVER ALREADY"

"I have no idea what the heck happened this year, but i'm going to try and write about it"


I like to think I'm a mixture of all three. Well, I'm going to try at least





Life 

2017 definitely had it's ups and downs. 

I learned a lot about myself this year. I learned that what you look like does not define you. I learned that it's okay to feel sad for no reason once in a while. 


My relationship with my dad hasn't been the greatest this year. Now that I'm older I understand a lot more and it's weakened our relationship. I don't hate him, but we don't really see eye to eye most of the time. Is it wrong to dislike your own father? Sometimes he will say something that maybe he thinks isn't so bad, but it really shakes my confidence and sticks with me. 

But he's my dad and I do love him. 


My mental health had some ups and downs this year, too. I had some episodes where I just felt depressed and lonely. I listened to sad music and fell into a hole of self-loathing. I've never really been confident with the way I looked. My body type is a little on the heavy side and clothes fit me kinda weird because of that. I would look in the mirror and hate myself. 


But I've accepted the way I look and you are beautiful no matter what you look like. 


I am going to make 2018 a recovery year. A year of discovery and happiness. I want to be able to smile at a mirror and be happy with what I look like. I want my dad and I to have a better relationship. Blogging has really helped me a lot during 2017 and I want 2018 to be even better. 



Blogging


This blog has 12 followers!!! 12!!! Thank you for following me!!!! 


My most popular post is my song, Him *is excited about this*

My songs are actually the most popular posts on this blog. I was so scared to post them on here but now I'm glad I did. Honestly you should have seen me after I posted the first song, I almost gave myself a panic attack. But then I received all the lovely comments from you guys and that really inspired me to keep writing. 





I'm going to comment more on blogs in 2018. I don't do it often and I really should. Most of followers are bloggers too, so if you post something and I don't comment on either the day or the day after you posted it, feel free to come over here and yell at me. Don't hold back, let me have it!!!



Shout-outs

Dear, sweet sister o' mine. You have stuck with me through thick and thin. During my bad moments and during my good ones. Even though you just had to graduate college and leave me You are the best "adopted" sister a girl could ask for!!!


Kat
Bestest friend in the world, your conversations throughout this year have helped me a lot. You've cheered me up, teased me ridiculously about Certain People, and let me hug you, even though you hate hugs. :D :D 


 Other bestest friend in the world, you are awesome!! You give me books that make me cry......but I still love you! Your blog posts always make me laugh! Thanks for letting me read your stories. I can't wait to say that I got to read them before they were published, when you're famous and people trample each other to buy your books. 



               Blog Shout-outs

I love your blog so much and thank you for creating Rebellious Writing. Even though I'm not a member, I still support it!! 

Your comments make my day. Every time I get a notification that you commented, it makes me smile. Thanks for being a good friend :) 

Our names are pretty much alike and I love reading your blog!!! 

Your blog is so aesthetically pleasing to read and your posts are great!








(Because why not!!!!)



Favorite Books and Movies!!!

Books

Heartless
(ouch, still hurts)


Six of Crows/Crooked Kingdom

The Grisha Trilogy 


Whisper to Me 

Damsel Distressed

A Reason to Run

The Ship of the Dead

Open Road Summer



Movies


The Man From U.N.C.L.E. 

Wonder Woman

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Big Hero 6




Music 

 

I think Spotify is telling me my favorite artist is Taylor Swift.........


I listened to a lot of new musicals this year! 

Waitress

Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812

Anastasia (!!!!!!!) 

The Greatest Showman (still haven't seen it but listened to the soundtrack) 

The Lightning Thief: The Musical 

They're all great!!! 






Thanks for a great year you guys. Hope 2018 is even better!!!! 


Lilah
 



Saturday, December 30, 2017

A Christmas Tag

Hi guys!!!


So Catherine tagged me for this and I'm so excited to do it!!!!






(she let me take her picture <3 <3)




1. What is your favorite Christmas movie?




Seriously though, this is a really good movie!!!


2. Have you ever had a white Christmas?

Yes, we actually had one this year!!! It was our first one in years! It doesn't really snow here, in southern Ohio. :( :(




3. Where do you normally spend Christmas?

We actually host Christmas at our house. All of my aunts come and my sister and her fiancé and my nephew come. It's really fun!





4. What's your favorite Christmas song?

HOW DO YOU POSSIBLY EXPECT ME TO ANSWER THIS!!!!!!!! 

Ok fine......... Happy Xmas




5. Do you ever open up any gifts on Christmas Eve?

We used to go to my Grandma's every Christmas Eve and open her gifts but since we moved away from her, we don't open any gifts on Christmas Eve. 


6. What holiday traditions do you look forward to the most? 

We actually don't really have any holiday traditions......





7. Is your Christmas tree real or fake?

We actually have two trees yes we're those people  and they're both fake :D 




8. What's your favorite holiday food or sweet treat?

We make enough Christmas cookies to feed a small country, so I really love Christmas cookies!!!

These are our Hershey kiss cookies. My sister put eyes on a couple of them :) :) 


9. Be honest: do you like receiving or giving gifts better?

I like both!!!



10. What's the best gift you ever received? 

My sisters bought me a Hunter Hayes t-shirt for Christmas four years ago. BEST. PRESENT. EVER.





11. What would be your dream place to visit during the holidays?

UM ENGLAND!!! 



I MEAN, LOOK AT IT! SO PRETTY!!


12. Are you a pro present wrapper or do you fail miserably?

I FAIL MISERABLY!! I fail so hard!


13. Most memorable holiday moment?

I have no idea. All of my holidays are pretty normal. :D 




14. What made you realize the truth behind Santa? 

I never really believed in Santa. So when someone told me he wasn't real, I was like, "that's cool." 




(PRETTY WOLF) 



15. Do you make New Years Resolutions? Do you keep them? 

I TRY!! But then I fail. But this year, I am really going to try and keep them. Wish me luck!!


16. What makes the holidays special?

Family
Joy
Jesus
Good food
Friends




I'm leaving this open. Feel free to take it!!!


Lilah








Monday, December 18, 2017

A Huge, Squishing of Tags!!!!////I'm Am So Late With These//Hehehe

Hi guys!!


As the title suggests, I'm going to be doing 3 tags in this post.


The BBC 100 Books Challenge, I was tagged by Mary Kate back in July



1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
5. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
11. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
33. Tom Sawyer/Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
41. Animal Farm by George Orwell
46. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
57. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
65. Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
98. Hamlet by William Shakespeare


I didn't include the whole list, but you can find it on Mary Kate's post, which I linked to above. These are all the books I have read out of that list.



The Animation Tag!!! I was tagged by MovieCritic!!!



1. Who is your favorite animated heroine?

Gosh, this is a hard answer.


Anastasia!!! I just really love her!


2. Who is your favorite animated hero?



 I mean, nuff said :D :D :D


3. If there was a sequel(or even a third, fourth, or fifth part) of an animated movie, what would you like it to be about?


I've always wanted a sequel to Anastasia, about Anya and Dimitri's life after the movie takes place. 


4. Which couple from an animated movie do you think is highly underrated? 


Maria and Manolo from The Book of Life. They're so cute!!!!!!


5. Which couple do you like the most?


Kayley and Garrett from Quest for Camelot. I love this movie so much!!!!


6. Which song is your favorite?


Evermore



 I See The Light



7.  And if you should chose a song that isn't likely to be chosen by you, one that didn't immediately come up in your mind but is still a favorite, which one would it be? 


                                                                 
                                                                  Out There 



8. What animated movie did you first think you wouldn't like, but eventually did? 

I've like all animated movies from the beginning, I never thought I wouldn't like one. 


9. Which two do you always consider a couple, even though they are not a definite couple, but almost no one else does? 

I have no idea, any two I ship are usually a couple :)


10. Which girl from an animated movie has the best hairstyle? 


I mean.......



11. Which is the best dress? 

Its between Anya's evening gown and Aurora's gray and black dress



12. Which sidekick is the best, according to you?

Percy from Pocahontas 





13. What's your favorite Disney princess movie? 



The Little Mermaid!!



14. What's your favorite animated movie? (no Disney princess movies included) 



I love this movie so much!!!!!



15. What is your Disney personality?

I got the same thing as Catherine *sigh*



16. What animated girl do you think looks like you the most? 



I have brown hair and brown eyes, soo Belle!


17. Which fan statement do you think is true?

I like the idea of Anna, Elsa and Rapunzel being cousins. and...... Tarzan and Elsa and Anna being siblings, yeah I don't think that one is possible. 


18. What animated movie did you expect much of, but turned out to be much worse that you thought? 




This movie was the most inappropriate movie I have ever seen!! I just..... no words. Don't watch it!!!!



The Versatile Blogger Award!! I was tagged by MEM 


The rules: 

Thank the person that gave you this award (Thanks MEM!!!!!)

Include a link to their blog (Done!)

Select 15 blogs/bloggers that you've recently discovered or follow regularly

Nominate those bloggers

Finally, tell the person who nominate you 7 things about yourself


I'm not going to nominate anyone, but if you see this and want to do it, consider yourself nominated!!!


1. I'm a night owl

2. I'm obsessed with Christmas rom-coms

3. I memorize musicals rather quickly

4. I'm an ENFP 

5. My favorite singer is Hunter Hayes

6. I LOVE MUSICALS

7. Books are my life!!



I'm going to leave these open, anyone who wants em' can have em'


Lilah









Thursday, November 23, 2017

The Literary Dinner Party Tag

Hey guys!!!


So I didn't get tagged for this. That's right, I stole it!!!! *cue gasp of horror*
For this tag, I get to invite 11 character to dinner with me!! (and maybe a few party crashers, if you guys are interested)


I stole this from Lila over at The Cheapskate Bibliomaniac. We all had a fun time in the comments section XD Go check her out!!!



Without further ado :D

(Actually before we begin, I changed my blog look!! How do you guys like it? Tell me in the comments :))






One Character Who Can/Likes To Cook




Sally Jackson/Blofis from the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. GASP We could have blue food!!!!! 


One Character Who Has Money To Fund The Party



Maxon Schreave from the Selection series. He's a prince! He can give us all the strawberry tarts we want :) 


One Character Who Might Cause A Scene


Kaz Brekker from the Six of Crows duology will definitely cause a scene. But it will be very subtle and he will be sitting very calmly amid the chaos. 


One Character Who is Funny/Amusing



Alex Fierro from Magnus Chase always makes me laugh. He would bring a layer of hilarity to the party 


One Character Who Is Super Social/Popular



Noah Estaban from Embassy Row is very social. He would talk to everybody! 


One Villain 




Jim Moriarty would be very interesting at this party, just saying :D



One Couple-Doesn't Have To Be Romantic



HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA WHY WOULD I NOT PICK THEM PERCABETH!!!



One Hero/Heroine



Cammie Morgan!! She could teach us some cool defense moves :)



One Under-Appreciated Character



Gilan from Ranger's Apprentice is a very under-appreciated character. I loved him right from the start. #TeamGilan







One Character Of Your Own Choosing




Carswell Thorne from the Lunar Chronicles. I think he and Gilan would be fast friends :)


And that is the end of the tag! I'm not going to tag anyone but if you want to do it, feel free to steal do it :D

Happy Thanksgiving!

Lilah









Sunday, November 12, 2017

When You Are Eighteen












When you are eighteen
You're a man who is ready
Who is strong and is steady
You know what I mean?
When you are eighteen
Then you should be respected
And you don't need protected
When you are eighteen






When you are eighteen
You are braver and bolder
Than that crowd who are older
You know what I mean?
'Cos when you are eightenn
With all those years to prepare you
There's nothing can scare you
When you are eighteen






I'm ready to travel 
To follow my star
To the places I've been dreaming of
I'm ready for living;
I'm ready for life
And I know that I'm ready for love...






When you are eightenn 
With the world all around you
It can sometimes astound you
You know what I mean?
Just how little they know, ha!
All those cowboys and chancers
I've got more of the answers...






And I'm only eighteen 







Edit:  I have made a mistake (why do most of my conversations start with this???) I wrote this at like 11:30 at night so I forgot to add that this is NOT my song. I was tired, in my defense. This song actually is my favorite group Celtic Thunder, so please go check them out!!! Sorry for the confusion. 




Lilah






Sunday, November 5, 2017

Open Road Summer

Hi guys!!!!


So this is sort of a NaNo update and you get a song I wrote!! Yay!!! I've gotten one song completely finished and am working through snippets on others.

So without further ado!





Open Road Summer





Verse 1

We met when we were both 16
You told me my dress was pretty
And we talked all night
Soon enough we were acting like
we had know each other our whole lives



Chorus

I remember the wind in my hair
The radio playing, our favorite country songs
Sittin' in the shotgun seat next to you
In that open road summer


Verse 2

I can still see my daddy on the porch
Waiting for us to get home from our date
As we pulled into the driveway, you smiled so wide
We didn't want the night to end
But that was just the first of many

Repeat Chorus

Bridge 

Driving through this old town now
I can still see us in your car
Me next to you in that shotgun seat

Repeat Chorus 


How's NaNo going for you guys?
Let me know in the comments, I love to talk!!

Lilah



Friday, October 20, 2017

The Sunshine Blogger Tag!!

Hi guys!!!!

Ivie from Ivie Writes tagged me for this, back in August..........(I put the "pro" in procrastinate)

But I am here now!!! Thanks Ivie for the tag!!!!!






1) What fandoms for a book/movie/t.v. show are you a part of?

Ok I don't even know how many fandoms, I'm a part of, so this will be a loooong list

Musicals:
Anastasia 
Newsies
Hamilton
Phantom of the Opera
Les Miserables
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Dear Evan Hansen
Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812
Waitress
Showboat
Kiss Me, Kate
Beauty and the Beast
Annie Get Your Gun
My Fair Lady
State Fair
Oklahoma
Sound of Music 
Into the Woods
Singing In The Rain
The Lightning Thief 

Books:
Percy Jackson and the Olympians
Heroes of Olympus
Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard
The Trials of Apollo
The Ranger's Apprentice
The Gallagher Girls
The Heist Society
The Embassy Row Series
Six of Crows Duology
The Grisha Trilogy 
Throne of Glass
The Winner's Trilogy 
The Ascendance Trilogy 
The Waterfire Saga
To All The Boys I've Loved Before
The Summer I Turned Pretty 
Anna and the French Kiss Series
P.S. I Like You 
The Fill-In Boyfriend
The Selection 
The Lunar Chronicles 
Heartless
Second Chance Summer
The Unexpected Everything
The Start of Me and You
Open Road Summer
Anne of Green Gables
The Emily Series
The Blue Castle
The Chronicles of Narnia


Movies
Pirates of the Caribbean
The Princess Diaries I and II
Star Wars
Rogue One *sobs*
Leap Year
Letters To Juliet
Anne of Green Gables
The Chronicles of Narnia
Mirror, Mirror
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015)
Ever After
Cinderella (2015)
Beauty and the Beast (2017)
The Quiet Man
The Scarlet Pimpernel (1982)
The Princess Bride
The Parent Trap
27 Dresses
StarStruck
National Treasure
Little Women
Pride and Prejudice (2005)


T.V. Shows
 BBC Robin Hood
BBC Sherlock
BBC Merlin
Arrow
The Flash
Once Upon A Time
NCIS
NCIS: Los Angeles
NCIS: New Orleans
Bull
Supergirl
When Calls the Heart <3 <3

Whew..... I'm done.





2) What genre do you prefer to read or write?
I loooove reading fantasy! Writing? I'm more of a contemporary kind of person :)


3) If you could have any fictional creature, what creature would it be?


I don't...........I can't..........help........




Just kidding!!!!!


He's my favorite :D







4) How long have you been blogging? 

My friend Kat and I started a blog, Catholic Girl Stuff, back in September of last year. This blog, however, I started in March, 2017.




5) Do you like slushies? If so, what flavor?
I LOVE slushies!!! My favorite flavor to get is sour green apple with Nerds mixed in.



6) What is your personality type? (Meyers Briggs)
My personality type is ENFP. I'm an extrovert but I have my introvert moments.



7) What's your favorite color? 

Sea Green


8) What is your favorite quote?




9) What is your favorite book? 

P.S. I Like You by Kasie West



10) Pen or pencil? 

Pens :)



I'm going to leave this tag open. So whoever wants it has my blessing to steal borrow it.


-Lilah


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