Thursday, February 26, 2015

16 Curly Hair Problems

Curly-headed girls often get this said to them:

"Wow! You're so lucky! Some people spend a hundred dollars on a perm to get curly hair like that - and you get it for free!"

But curly-headed girls know that this is very, very false. Because no, curls are not free.

Curls come at a very big price.

Whether you're a curly girl yourself, or whether you are simply interested in finding out what it's like to be one of us, I hope you enjoy this list of the many woes of having curls.

Note: Not all of these will be relatable to everyone, as these are just the problems I myself have faced.

1. You wake up every morning looking like a curly-haired monster.

2. Your curls can not be tamed. No matter what products you use, no matter how expensive your bottle of shampoo was - your curls do what they want.

3. You sometimes find bobby pins in your hair while shampooing it.

4. You get called cruel nicknames. My brother occasionally calls me Weird Al.

5. One word: Humidity. No no no no.

6. If you want to straighten your hair, it takes hours. ...and it only lasts a few hours before it starts curling again.

7. Limited hairstyle options. Can't do no milkmaid braid, yo.

8. You vaguely resemble Mia Thermopolis...before her makeover.

9. Messy buns are your best friends. Because at least you meant for it to look messy.

10. You go through more conditioner in a week than most people go through in a month.

11. You refuse to leave the house without a hair tie.

12. You envy girls who are able to keep their curls under control. MUST BE SORCERY!

13. You find twigs and leaves in your hair after a walk in the woods.

14. You receive shocked looks from people after telling them that you don't brush your hair. "Trust me, it would make things worse."

15. When you pluck up the courage to actually wear your hair down for once, you step outside and the wind makes it look like a tumbleweed. Well, good thing I brought a hair tie...

16. Hairstylists don't know how to deal with you.

It's a tough life, that's for sure. But in all seriousness, having curly hair can be cool sometimes. I mean, if I ever want to cosplay Merida, I don't have to buy a wig! #win #curlyhairdontcare


Monday, February 23, 2015

3 Simple & Healthy Food Ideas

i. Greek yogurt with blueberries, a sprinkle of granola, and a drizzle of honey.
ii. Healthy pancakes made using this recipe, with the addition of blueberries, cinnamon, and golden syrup.
iii. Apples sandwiched together with peanut butter. The best.

What snacks do you enjoy making (and eating)?


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The Epic Reads Tag

 I came across the Epic Reads Tag a little while ago when a bunch of Booktubers (for example: this one) posted it on their channels. I wasn't tagged by anyone to do this tag, but it looked so fun that had to go ahead and do it anyway. I'm cool and rebellious like that.

1. If you could invite one author and one of their fictional characters to tea, who would you invite and what would you serve them?

The loveliest thing I can think of is having C. S. Lewis and Lucy Pevensie over for Afternoon Tea. I'd serve scones, a bunch of different cakes, and cucumber sandwiches.  We'd have a good old chat about Narnia.

2. What book do you wish the author would write the prequel for?

 I've often thought that a prequel to The Hunger Games trilogy would be epic. Not about Katniss or any of the characters we already know, but a story taking place during the early days of the Capitol. Honestly I just want more dystopian from Suzanne Collins :(

3. Which two characters (NOT from the same book) do you think would make a good couple?

Mwahahaha, I like this question! Let's see...Minho (from The Maze Runner) and Annabeth (from the Percy Jackson series) would make the absolute sassiest couple in existence. It probably wouldn't work out very well, but the banter would be outrageous.

4. If you ran into your favorite author on the subway and only could say one sentence to them, who is it and what would it be?
[Sarah from Inklined gave this same answer. Great minds think alike?] I'd love to meet Megan Whalen Turner, the author of The Queen's Thief series, and say: "I love your books so much; PLEASE TELL ME WHEN THE NEXT BOOK IS GOING TO BE RELEASED." I'd finally solve the mystery that torments us fans!

5. What book made you a reader and why?

I wasn't much of a reader when I was really young. When I was eleven, I decided to give Louisa May Alcott's books a try, and from then on I haven't stopped reading. Little Women was probably the book that made me a reader.

6. Your bookshelf just caught fire! What is the one book you would save?

Oh my gosh, these kinds of questions give me panic attacks! Uh...maybe my Folio Society edition of The Wind in the Willows? That's the most beautiful book I own, and I love it to pieces.

7. Which dystopian world would you want to live in and why?
Hmm. Well, all dystopian worlds are terrible...otherwise they wouldn't be dystopians. I think I might have to go with The Maze Runner world. It's a disaster, certainly, but at least I could hang out with Thomas and Friends before I inevitably died.

8. What is your most Epic Read of all time?
I'm in a Lunartic sort of mood because I just recently read Fairest, so I'm going to go with The Lunar Chronicles. Marissa Meyer has created an incredibly detailed and complicated futuristic world in this series, filled with cyborgs, plagues, and unbelievably awesome characters. Those books are most certainly epic.

 I tag Olivia from The Cwtch, Hannah from Fantasy Gypsy, and Elizabeth from Incidents of a Literary Nature to do this tag if they wish! However, anyone can join in whether or not they've been tagged. That's what I did, and no one has showed up to arrest me. Yet.


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The Art of Baking Cookies

Baking chocolate-chip-oatmeal-raisin cookies is an art, and don't let anybody tell you otherwise.

That is all.


Saturday, February 7, 2015

17 Things Fangirls Do

Fangirls are scary, scary humans. We all know this.

It's a horrifying thought, I know, but have you ever stopped to consider that you might be a fangirl? It's important that you make sure. In this post, I will be identifying the symptoms of this mania to help you decide whether or not you have this problem.

So, without further ado:

1. You use the phrases "I ship it", "The feels!", and "I can't even!" in your everyday conversations.

2. You have a Pinterest board and/or a Tumblr blog dedicated to one of your fandoms.

3. You squeal or flail when your OTP does something cute.


4. You know what an OTP is.

5. You've had actual fights over which Avenger is the best.

6. You know that using all-caps is PERFECTLY ACCEPTABLE.

7. You feel inexpressible pain when your favorite web-series ends.

8. You exaggerate. Big time.

9. You have so many crushes on fictional boys that you can't even count them all anymore.

10. You own fandom merch. 

11. You know what fanfiction is, and you either write it, read it, or run away from it as fast as you can.

12. You have a hard time keeping calm when a favorite author retweets or favorites your tweet.

13. Your favorite people don't even know you exist.

14. You literally scream when a book ends in a cliffhanger.

15. You get angry when other fangirls ship the wrong ship.

16. Your greatest fear is series finales.

17. You have so many feels. So. Many.

Still unsure of where you stand on the Fangirl Chart? Here's a helpful guide.

If None of these relate to you: Great news! You are not a fangirl! Your life must be so very comfortable...

If 1 - 6 of these relate to you: Hmm, looks like you have a bit of a problem. You are certainly showing some symptoms. Don't worry, it's not too serious - as long as you keep it in check.

If 7 - 12 relate: FANGIRL ALERT. Things are getting out of hand, I'm afraid. The good news is that it's not too late to start working on your problem. Just remember - conceal, don't feel. Don't let them know.

If you relate to 13 - 17 of these: I am sorry. I am so, so sorry.

Later, everybody! I'm off to go marathon a couple of web-series and add a couple more hundred pins to my Doctor Who board!


Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Watership Down

“All the world will be your enemy, Prince with a Thousand Enemies, and whenever they catch you, they will kill you. But first they must catch you, digger, listener, runner, prince with the swift warning. Be cunning and full of tricks and your people shall never be destroyed.” 

I am currently reading Watership Down.

While reading about the journeys of the brave rabbits, sometimes I picture it happening in the fields that are just behind my house.

Inexplicably inspired by this, I took a break from school yesterday afternoon, put on my wellies and mittens, and went out into the fields to take some photographs.

I even spotted some rabbit holes.