Thursday, February 18, 2016

I Did Get Officially Tagged! -- Infinity Dreams Award

I feel so special!  My very first tag!  By name, that is.  I've done one tag before, but that was only because I really wanted to do it, not because the tagger actually tagged me specifically.  I think it's a whole lot more specialer when you're tagged by name.  It's true, that Lydia tagged me after she published her post because she forgot me the first time, but it still counts.  She just forgot the first time around, and that is okay!

One of the rules of the tag is that you have to thank the person who tagged you, but I would thank Lydia even if it wasn't one of the rules, because tag posts seem so fun.  So thank you for tagging me Lydia!

On to the festivities!

The rules are...
  • Use the Infinity Dreams Award picture
  • Thank the blogger who tagged you
  • Tell us 11 facts abut yourself
  • Answer the 11 questions
  • Tag 11 bloggers
Oh boy, 11 facts...
  1. When I was a baby, I had a random tooth in the roof of my mouth that had to be pulled.  And now I have braces because of one tooth that would have gone horribly awry without braces.
  2. I have never moved once.  Right before I was born, my family moved to this house, and this is the place I'll always call home, even after I move out.  I mean other than my true home, heaven.
  3. I own three bathrobes.  All of them are special, and I still use each one.  (I wear the biggest most of the time, the middle one goes under my pillow, or, when it's cold enough, under my biggest bathrobe, and the smallest is wrapped over my pillow.)
  4. I used to want to be a ballerina, many, many years ago.
  5. Once I got so sunburnt that I got a bad fever, and had to take an oatmeal bath.
  6. Apparently I'm allergic to sesame seeds?  (Pfft, yeah right.)
  7. I get my lefts and rights mixed up very easily.
  8. I like to address envelopes with a color that's on the card.  So if you ever receive a letter from me, chances are, if the address and return address are written in color, that color is on the card somehow.
  9. I have this pair of pants with huge-mongous pockets, and I LOVE THOSE PANTS MAN.  They are the most comfiest.  I am wearing them now, in fact!  I love them.
  10. I received my Bible on my 7th birthday, and once it got rained on profusely, and now it looks like a wrinkly old man, minus the man part.
  11. I've never changed the color of my hair in any way, unless you count chalk pastels dying.  (I don't.)
I just know you wanted to see my special pants, so here they are, along with my biggest bathrobe, and a pair of socks that I love.
Those questions I was asked...

1.  What is your biggest hobby?
Card making of course!  I hope it's not only a hobby though.  I hope it turns into a business!

2.  Who is your biggest inspiration? very hard.  I either have very many, or not many at all.  I choose very many, which makes it hard to narrow it down.  Okay, I'm going to go the overly cliche route, and say Jesus.  Because if I could only pick one, that truly would be my answer.  He influences every single area of my life.  It's through Him I learn how to live my life.  How can He possibly not be my inspiration?  Me knows not how.  There are lots of other people who are my inspiration also.  Like for art stuff, my sister Katie Beth is a big one.

3.  What is your favorite piece of music (can be either classical or modern)?
I don't have to think about that one!  I Wish You'd Stay by Brad Paisley!  It's beatifuuul and I love it.

4.  What is something you wish you knew more about?
Haha, uh, blogging?  Maybe photography too.

5.  What is your favorite quote?
I don't have a favorite quote, I don't think.  But, here is one that I love.  (Let's use the picture from my pinterest board.)
I like to think that quote describes me.  Dr. Seuss is great, isn't he?

6.  What is something you look forward to doing each day?
Creating something at my desk!  There are seriously a bunch of things I look forward to each day, but this is a big one.

7.  What is your favorite way to get exercise?
Probably...pull-ups and chin-ups.  We have a bar in our hall right outside my room, so I get lots of practice.  Currently I can do 3 to 7 of each, going all the way down each time.  I also like to run, but that's harder to keep up with.

8.  Describe yourself in three sentences.
I am a daughter of the Creator, and thus, I am a very creative individual, just like every other person, whether they realize it or not.  I take particular joy in creating, laughing, and playing with kids.  I have bright red hair and green eyes.  (How'd I do?)

9.  What has been your biggest life achievement so far?
I.  Have.  No.  Idea.  I guess...the only thing my brain is going to is last year when I sang in front of an audience for the first time.  That was pretty dang exciting.  I wasn't even nervous somehow, but a few years ago, I wouldn't have believed I could do it.  So I guess you can call it an achievement.

10.  What is something you learned recently?
Recently?  Weell, I've been learning more and more recently that God is good.  Just, God is good.  That simple truth has been very meaningful to me lately.  His plans are good, and I have no need to fret about a single thing.  Ever.  (Not saying it doesn't happen.)  So, I don't know if that answer really counts, since I have known it for many years, but I have been noticing it a lot more recently.

11.  Where is the most interesting place you have ever gone?
Ergh, that's a hard one too.  I had to ask my sisters for help!  Hum, I'm going to go with a suggestion from my seester Rebecca, which is: there's this really artsy place called The Scrap Exchange over an hour from where we live, that Katie Beth took me to once for my birthday.  That was very interesting, first in a weird artsy sort of way, but by the end, in a very good I-need-to-come-back-to-this-place sort of way.

Yay, now I get to ask questions!

1.  Everyone is an artist in some way.  How are you an artist?
2.  Come up with a creative answer to why you don't own a hippo (or why you do!)
3.  What is your favorite type of shoe?
4.  Describe your favorite pair of pants.
5.  Do you prefer to write letters on lined paper or in cards?  (I won't judge if you say lined paper!)
6.  If you had to go a whole day without either sharpies or scissors, which would you choose?
7.  Would you rather maintain a garden for a year, or be the only one to clean the kitchen for a year?
8.  If you had to change your hair color, what would you change it to?
9.  Do you like the New Testament or the Old Testament better, and why?
10.  How many stuffed animals do you own, or did you own as a kid?
11.  What would you say to me if I urgently entreated you to rescue my pet kumquat named Pluey before it got kidnapped by a walrus?  Would you think I was crazy?

And I tag...

1.  Alyssa at My Woods Between the Worlds
2.  Anna at Demigods and Unicorns
3.  Anna at Girl With the Binder
4.  Emily at The Leisurely Dilettante
5.  Faith at Princess Faith
6.  Grace at Experiencing His Joy
7.  Meaghan at LotsAndLotsOfDIYStuff
8.  Moira at Original Me
9.  Olivia at Summer of 1999
10.  Robin at A Sparrow For Jesus
11.  Tane at Fifth Out of Ten

I know a bunch of y'all don't post very often, and that is exactly the reason I'm tagging you!  You have to do it, because I said so and also because I want to know what your favorite pair of pants is like.  Oh and my sister Anna, you especially have to do it because you didn't do the other tag I tagged you for!  And because you are my little sister, so you automatically have to obey whatever I command you, and I command you to do this.  :)

Go!  Do your bidding!


  1. This is great Maggie! I have learned a few more things about you besides being a crafty person, having a sense of humor and loving the Lord!

    1. Thank you Libby! I love incorporating my sense of humor into my blog posts, and even more my love for the Lord. He's the reason I do what I do. :)

  2. This is great Maggie! I have learned a few more things about you besides being a crafty person, having a sense of humor and loving the Lord!

  3. THESE ARE SERIOUSLY THE GREATEST QUESTIONS OVER OH MY WORD. I am so excited to do this tag!!! Ahhh! Thanks for tagging me ^-^
    ps YES about oversized comfy pants with pockets (SAME)

    1. I AM SO HAPPY YOU THINK THAT. I tried to come up with some that would make people laugh, because laughing is quite splendiferous. And I'm so excited to read yours!

      I love those pants so much! Huge pockets are the best!

  4. Oh Chubby. You are so sweet and full of joy.

    1. VA, as in my seester? Well hi there, and honks a bunch! Joy is something I hope never leaves my side. :)



    DUDE. DUUUDEEEEE. That was so stinkin' cool. I don't universally love country but man. Sing more and POST it for me to listen to.

    Pretty much everything about this post is awesome. So *highfive*

    1. The cover? OHOHOH. I just realize what you meant! MY cover! Yay, I am SO happy you liked it! Man, and I loved singing it. I'll never forget what a wonderful experience that was! I just LOVED being up on that stage in front of 200+ people singing my heart out. Which is super strange - I'm definitely an introvert, and that was the first time I'd ever sung in front of an audience at all! (Unless you count sisters.) Anyway, as you can tell, I'm still pretty excited about it. Thanks for watching it - and liking it! It means a whole lot. Your comment is just wonderful and it makes me squeal a lot. In my head, at the very least. Heheh.

      Thank you thank you thank you! :D *high fives you back*

  6. Yeah...I still can't believe I forgot you. -_-
    It was a lot of fun to read your answers Maggie! Thanks for doing this!
    You definitely earned my respect when you said you liked to do pull-ups and chin-ups. I can't do even one. :(
    Love your quote! Dr. Suess is rather good isn't he?
    I looked up your favorite song. It's interesting. I can't say that I have ever heard a country song I liked the sound of but the lyrics for that one were sweet.

    1. Haha, it's totally okay. :)

      It was so much fun to do!

      Well thanks. :) I practice them a lot, so I've gotten pretty good at them. Haha, before Katie Beth corrected me on ow I was doing them, I could do a LOT more! But don't feel bad - I understand not being able to do something like that. I am so unflexible. We all have our weaknesses! :)

      Yes, I love Dr. Seuss!

      Oh my, country is my favoritest genre. A bunch of the stuff that plays on the radio these days is lame, but there is so much good country too. Brad Paisley's old music is wonderful. Yes, that song especially is super sweet. I love it. :)

  7. Lovely post! <3 Thanks for the tag!

  8. HEYYYY THERE MAGGIE!! I just found your blog (I think?? GOSH I THOUGHT I SAW YOU SOMEWHERE THIS IS WEIRD) via Olivia @ Summer of 1999 and gaaahhh I LOVE ITTT. You're basically just awesome okay?? OKAY. also this tag is epic. "and now it looks like a wrinkly old man, minus the man part." < ALSO YOUR SENSE OF HUMOR IS GOALS. xD and fuzzy bathrobes sound amazing right now (bc it's the weekend??idk) OH AND YESSS YOU HAVE A PINTEREST. following there and here and forever. ;) keep up the great work!!


    1. OOH HI ABBIEE! OH MAN, YOUR COMMENT IS SO NIIICE. You're too sweet! I've seen you around. Many places. So you know what's funny? I JUST "met" Olivia, so I felt sort of weird/creepy tagging her so soon after I met her, but I'm glad I did. She's really nice. There are so many ice people around! Ooh yeah, I just LOVE TO LAUGH, so I'm honored that my sense of humor is goals! Eep, that's exciting! I laugh at myself all. the. time. YES BATHROBES. I like dem. Yay, and thank you so much for following me on Pinterest! I followed you back!

      Eeee, thank you for the splendiferous comment!


    And I think it's soooo cool that you make cards. I used to do that a LOT a couple years ago, but writing and blogging has kind of taken over that now. Someday I'll have to drag out the supplies again, because it's so awesome handing or mailing out a handmade card. It just makes it all the more meaningful. <3

    1. Me too! :) I hope I never, ever ever, forget that.

      Thanks! I really love it. Haha, I don't really have the option of letting blogging and writing take up too much time to make cards, because that's what I blog about! But I really do LOVE to make cards, and wouldn't stop if I could! (Which, technically, I can. But I won't.)

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Katie Grace!

  10. Congratulations on being tagged! It is a nice feeling. :) It was interesting and great to read your answers, and the questions you asked were great as well - you've got a good sense of humour. :)

    Also, I just read your previous post as well, and that card-making idea is super creative - you are talented!

    1. Thanks Jessica! It IS a nice feeling isn't it? I expect that if I get tagged for things a lot more in the future, I won't be as excited about it, but for now, I am enjoying it a lot! And thanks, I love to laugh. :)

      And, thank you once again! It was fun to make!

  11. Pants with big pockets seem like a life saver! I get so annoyed with the little pockets on every single pair of jeans I buy!

    1. I love theeem. I know, I get so annoyed with those too! It's a bummer - I love to wear my yoga pants all the time, much more than jeans, but yoga pants don't have pockets and jeans do. I still wear yoga pats way more than jeans though. I would wear my big-pocket-pants all the time if I could. Alas, they're PJ pants. :P

      Thank you for commenting, Vanessa!

  12. This was such an awesome post Maggie! I did this one too! I also did another tag recently if you would like to do that one as well. I really love doing tags too! I mean answering questions about yourself? Super fun XD Also I wanted to let you know I am back from a break of blogging and have a lot of posts planed! Thank you!

    Kiley from ~

    1. Thanks! It was fun to do! I don't think I will do that other tag you mentioned, if you don't mind, just because I have lots of crafty posts in my head that I'd like to do, and this is a craft blog. Plus, I've been tagged a bunch already for things, and I didn't do I feel like if I do a tag again, it should be one that I was tagged for first, if you know what I mean. But, it is fun to think about what I'll be doing in ten years! (That's the tag you were talking about, isn't it?) Thanks for your comment, Kiley!


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