Text Tag Game

My awesome classmate, Grace Anne (check out her blog here), nominated me for this tag!

The Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to them
  2. Answer the original 6 text-related questions
  3. Add a typography/word related question of your own for those that you tagged to answer
  4. Tag 6+ bloggers and notify them
  5. Include the rules in the post

The Questions!

  1. What is your favorite letter of the alphabet?

Hmmm, I’ll go with ‘L.’ You can make it really pretty and swirly with calligraphy/lettering and such, plus it’s the first letter of my name xD

2. What are three words you love?

Right now, I really like the word delighted/delightful/pretty much any version of delight. I think it’s such a pleasant, adorable word that’s not used enough – although, maybe that’s why I like it. I also love the words scrumptious and glint.

3. What are three words you hate?

Dang. I don’t know if I really hate any words lol. I’m a writer, so words are kind of a writer’s thing haha 😛 I do think, though, that the word “love” is overused and has lost some of it’s meaning.

4. If you could create a word, what would it be and what would it describe?

Lillica ~ the love between friends. I feel like this would clear up a lot of confusion xD Plus, then the actual word “love” would regain some of its meaning.

5. What are your three favorite punctuation marks?

The exclamation (!), dash (-), and the curly symbol (~) if those last two count haha.

6. What are your three favorite fonts?

Times New Roman, French Script MT, and not sure if this counts, but probably italics.

7. Grace Anne’s question, favorite adjective or descriptive word?

Oo that’s a hard one! There are so many beautiful words! Right now, I think I’ll go with ardently – a classic, romantic adjective.

My question: do you prefer using the bold font or italics?

I tag Gianna, Ally, and Cherri. Have fun! 🙂

Mad Lib ~ The Sandbox

Words: noun

verb

adjective

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noun

adjective

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verb (-ing)

adverb

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Mad Lib: While her ______ was not sight, it did _____ Isla something most ______ people were not privileged to have – a way to ____ the world. _____ could see the outline of the world in black and white through her magic. It was like a ______ sense that sent ______ into her mind. However, exerting her magic could often be _______. Which was why she had decided to have daily sessions ______ she stretched herself, in the hopes that _____ would increase her endurance.

Original: While her magic was not sight, it did afford Isla something most blind people were not privileged to have – a way to see the world. Isla could see the outline of the world in black and white through her magic. It was like a sixth sense that sent images into her mind. However, exerting her magic could often be draining. Which was why she had decided to have daily sessions where she stretched herself, in the hopes that it would increase her endurance.

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Family Lake Trip

Last week, my family and I drove up to North Carolina. We were meeting my dad’s side of the family at a lake house in the Appalachian Mountains for a get-together-vacation. The scenery was stunning! Even though I’ve grown up living in a mountainous area, these mountains were far grander! The size and magnitude of it made me marvel at God’s creation. And to think, that he spoke something of such vastness into being!

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“And God said, ‘Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.’ And it was so.” Genesis 1:9

As we drove up the narrow, dirt road of the Appalachian Mountains, my writer mind was bouncing off the wall with ideas. If I could have, I would have stopped the car and spent hours taking pictures! Inspiration was everywhere.

When we finally arrived at the lake house – which was beautiful – I had a bit of a mini-crisis. Wi-Fi was not abounding. And given the fact that I’m a bit…attached to my internet connections, it was definitely not something I was particularly happy with. It ended up being a good thing though, since I actually wrote in my diary and looked at some magazines I had been meaning to look at, but had never taken the time for.

I also did a few “firsts” on this trip. I tried kayaking for the first time, and actually liked it! I even went by myself for a bit (this is coming from a non-risk-taking/adventurous person, so you must understand the significance of this lol :p). I also tried paddle-boarding, though I didn’t go as far out on the lake with that as I did with the kayak.

On one of our days there, my mom, grandmother, and I drove into the local town of Cashiers. They had beautiful pieces of furniture, and several antique stores. We went to one store, called Gracewear. They had really cute t-shirts, cups, and jewelry in the Gracewear collection. This was actually the original Gracewear store and as such, we were able to meet the owners. It was really neat and we talked about Jesus together for a while.

We had a great time at the lake, and I thought it would be a great spot to come back to for future vacations!

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My brother and I on the dock of the lake.

 

~ Southern Dreamer