THE ANSWERS YOU SEEK


For Both:

 

What Is The First Movie You Remember Watching? 
Please. I don't even remember where I put my tea. -K
The Little Mermaid -L

What Is You Favorite Movie Genre? 
Action/Spy-K
Marvel! -Lia

What Is Your Favorite Book Genre?
(Dark) Fantasy -K
Fantasy -L

Why Do You Watch Movies?
Why not?(Do not answer that) -K
Movies are cool. I like them -L

Why Do You Read Books?

Because if not, I would go insane. (Insaner?) -K
Same -L

What Is Your Favorite Movie? 
That, my friend, is classified.(In other words, I have no idea) -K
GAH Ummmmmm  I don't know -Lia
What Is Your Favorite Book?
What? You can't ask a book lover that? TREASON!
But, one I would suggest to literally ANYONE is "I'd Tell You That I Love You, But Then I'd Have To Kill You" by Ally Carter. Go read it. So good. -K
NO I CAN'T ANSWER THIS!!! THERE'S TOO MANY -L


What Is Your Least Favorite Movie?
Well, not counting ones that I hate for moral reasons...Actually, I don't hate many movies. Mostly they just annoy me. That is one problem with loving spy stuff. You get super picky during movies. It's like the "That isn't how it was in the book" thing, except it's a "they can't actually do that IRL, because of Law blah blah blah, article blah blah..."
I think I'm going with the Percy Jackson movies. *cringe* -K
YES PERCY JACKSON MOVIES ARE TERRIBLE. DON'T WATCH THEM -L
(i'm starting to realize I have waaaay too many caps in this post)

What Is Your Least Favorite Book?

There are also a lot of books I hate/dislike...but I kind of hate them all the same? Or maybe it's the INTJ thing in me. My brain sees things that it hates (people, places, books) and just kind of goes "Well, we not even going to bother thinking about that." and just kind of wipes it out of out life and we move on.  A book I would say DO NOT READ is Also Known As by Robin Benway. I thought I was going to get something like the Gallagher Girls. Nope. Cardboard characters, bad plot and inaccurate spy stuff. So much gag -K
The Hunger Games -L



When And Where Do You Like To Read? 
Anytime, anywhere. -K (Depends on the mood)

ALL THE TIME -L
What Is Your Favorite Bible Verse?
 Job 39:19-25 (Bet you can't guess what my favorite animals is)

There actually are a couple, but this is the first one to come to mind. (The others are war ones.)
(Though this one kind of is too.) -K
Same -L

What Have You Learned From Blogging? 
Learn? LEARN?- K
Bloggers are some of the nicest people ever and we should all get together and have a big party -L


How Did This Blog Come About? 
I was like, LIA WE SHOULD START A BLOG TOGETHER! And then, months and months later and started the account and called Lia and told her how to log in, etc. The rest is history -K
This is literally what happened. Word for word. XD -L


How Do You Choose What To Write About? 
Well, we have our monthly post, and I try to post some prayer or something on the monthly topic. We also try to do one Dual Post a month that isn't our Month Post. If not, I post whatever comes to mind. (Which normally isn't much, which is why Lia posts the most)-K
I write about what I'm inspired to write or something that I am currently obsessing over. -L







For Lia:

What Is Your Favorite Season? 
Fall!!!!! I am like obsessed with the colors and the chilly weather and big sweaters and just everything about it.
Would You Rather Swim or Ice Skate? 
I have never actually ice skated before. So swimming :)
What Is Your Favorite Food?

 Ummmmmm Crab legs. 
What Is Your Favorite Animal?

Wolves. I want one :D
What Are Some of Your Favorite Song Lyrics That You Have Come Up With?
This is actually from a song I haven't posted yet. So y'all get an exclusive preview

"I wanna be the girl sittin next to you in the shotgun seat"

Do you play an instrument?
I actually don't. But I am learning how to play the piano this year. So yay!!

What is your favorite hobby?
Reading, singing, writing. They're all together in my daily routine.

What is your least favorite food?
Meatloaf. Bleck!








For Kat


What Is Your Favorite Color? 
Dark Green, Rich Blues and Black

What Is Your Favorite Smell? 
Molasses and corn (feed) and alfalfa. Coffee. Earl Grey Tea. Sun warmed apples. Wind blown grass.


Would You Rather Eat Carrots or Broccoli?
What are we talking here? Raw? Cooked? In Chinese food????
(Probably carrots)

Do you like to garden?

 Do I garden? Yes
 Do I like it? eh....

What Is One Of The Best Books You've Read This Month?  
  Dragon Slippers by Jessica Day George -K



-Kat
 and Lia-

Rebellious Writing Blog Tour/Website////// I Am Late So Sorry.

Hi everyone!

 The Rebellious Writing website is up!!!   Go check it out!



                                                               Gray Marie Cox

                                                                Audrey Caylin

                                                                    Clare A.

                                                              Melissa Gravitis

                                                                  Lila Red

                                                             Catherine Hawthorne 

                                                               Abigail Lennah 

                                                             Faith Thompson

                                                                 Anna C.S.

Go check all of their blogs out!!


What is Rebellious Writing you may ask?  Let me 'splain. (no, too long, let me sum up.)



We believe
In light
In truth
In goodness
We believe in tomorrow's generation
In creating a better world
Through words
Through books
We believe in fighting for what we believe
We believe in high expectations
That we are capable of anything we set our minds to
We the youth
Believe in Rebellion 
Rebellion for Righteousness
For light
For verity in a world of lies
For beauty in a world of darkness


Watch this video to find out more!




 Here


                                                   
Go join the Rebellion!!!!!!

-Lia
                                                               

Friend and Sister, One and the Same

Hello guys!

                                                        R.I.P. Chocolate Mousse


From a recent comment on a post, you guys finally found us out. That's right, I know Catherine from the Rebelling Muse in person. I've seen her face and everything! You guys might remember a post I made in May about my sister graduating college and leaving. That was her. We have been keeping this a secret ever since she started her blog. We finally decided to tell you all. Here are some questions that Catherine came up with that hopefully answer some of your questions!



1. How long have we known each other/how and when did we meet?
Catherine and I have known each other for almost 5 years. She and I were introduced in the car when we picked her up for the first time. It was really awkward for the first couple weeks. When we arrived at church, my mom asked me to show her around. Literally all I was thinking was "this is literally the most awkward conversation I have ever had with anyone" Thankfully we warmed up to each other within a few weeks and now we can't seem to stop talking. Lol.


2. Over the course of our friendship, what are some of the things that Catherine introduced/dragged me into?

Catherine has been fangirling to me about all the Welsh music she has found over the last couple weeks. So now I have a new found appreciation for Welsh music. She also made me watch Rogue One. I am still very upset over that movie's conclusion and I told her so and all she did was laugh her head off at me. Catherine also introduced Spotify to me. I am now obsessed with Spotify. It's great!
Oh Pinterest, how could I forget about Pinterest. She sucked me into that deep dark hole. XD


3. What was the most embarrassing moment that we shared?

My little brother decided to play matchmaker and he wanted my older brother and Catherine to start dating. It was hilarious!!!! Catherine will probably tell you that it was embarrassing for her but from my perspective, it was incredibly funny!


                                                (This is a picture from a trip we took together)


4. Out of all the movies and TV shows that we have watched together, which one was the most memorable?

Definitely When Calls the Heart. We wanted to watch a period drama for Valentine's Day. I realized I never watched it with her. Cue lots of weekends of Catherine coming over and us binge-watching it to death. So. Much. Fangirling.


5. What is the funniest moment that we shared?

We have a mutual friend who has an interesting younger brother. He is really, really, really, really annoying. (yes, all the really's were necessary) He did something to me that was really embarrassing and when I told Catherine about it, she suggested that we handcuff ourselves together to avoid hurting him. We laughed so hard about it, we almost woke up the whole house. 


6. What is one fact about me that I haven't told Catherine yet?

I have no idea what I would do without her.  :)



                                                      (another picture from the same trip)


7. We are constantly scheming, which castle-in-the-air we created was my favorite?

My favorite is that someday we would move in together and have a cute little apartment. I think this one has a good chance of coming true ;)


8. Which Jane Austen Character are we most like?


                                                                     (Me!)


                                                                 (Catherine!)





Ok so some backstory on this question. Catherine and I were talking on the phone while we were typing these out. We decided to take a quiz, Which Anne of Green Gables Character Are You Most Like? WE BOTH GOT ANNE!!!! So we took a which female fictional character are you most like?
We got the same thing again!!!!! We took like 6 quizzes and we got the same thing every time!
So we decided to take the one above. and we finally got someone different. I took it for me and then for her. 


9. What is one thing one of us loves and the other one hates?

I really love Les Miserables and Catherine can't stand it. 


10. Random Facts About Catherine

Catherine is very practical which is good cause she knocks some sense into my crazy ideas. :D

She loves people very deeply

She is one of the funniest people I know

Her laugh is very contagious

She get hiccups if she laughs too hard, it is so funny!


11. What is the sweetest memory of our friendship that I remember?

She is an amazing listener. Every time I complain about my brothers and a certain person I can't get out of my head. She never hangs up on me. :) which this really doesn't answer the sweetest memory question but now I will. Confiding in each other about future plans is one of my favorites.

                                       All pictures in this post belong to Catherine, please do not repost



Hope you enjoy this look into our friendship!

-Lia















Awkward and Awesome: Besties

 

Awkward: 

  • When she sends prank emails from your account
  • When you live far away from each other
  • Can't have a conversation without anyone eavesdropping
  • When someone makes your friend sad, so you have to kill them and end up getting blood on your new shoes.*

    * Please note: This is hypothetical.
  • Liking the same things DOES have disadvantages.
    Friend: Where did all the chocolate cake go?
    Me: *shrugs* No idea
    Second Friend: It's got crumbs on its jacket-sess!
  • When one is the people person and the other one wants to hide in a corner at social gatherings and hiss at anyone who comes near them. But they want to spend time together, so....
  •  Buying one of your best friends her graduation present..... three days before her graduation.#Procastination #WorstFriendOfTheYear

Awesome: 

  • When you can fan girl to each other
  • Spending time with each other
  • Reading each other's journals (with permission, of course)
  • Sleepovers!
  • Looking at each other and being able to understand what we are thinking
  • Which can lead to random burst of laughter (sometimes in church)
  • Mostly in front of people who then think we are crazy (But everyone thinks we're crazy, so no biggie.)
  • Singing along with musicals and screaming as soon as the villain in a period drama comes on screen.
    "You!"
    *Pillow hits screen*
    *TV falls off wall*
    Me: (smugly) Got 'em
  • Rapid fire texts and google chats
  • Might I just say "Period Drama movie marathons?" The ones where you all pile together like a stack of kittens and get all toasty and warm and your legs go to sleep, but you refuse to move?


-Kat
  and Lia-



Monthly Devotions for August and A Look Into The Past (As in July)

Like last time, Lia and I will be doing a dual post reviewing last month and giving next month a intro.

-July-

Hello! Lia here. 

July was actually not a bad month for us. We reached 5,000 views this month! *throws confetti everywhere*

We have 9 followers!
(You guys are the best!)

Page views last month:1,007
Page views all time history:5,255 (WOW)

July Posts
Curveballs (Lia)
Top 5 Biggest International Viewers This Month
Spain
United Arab Emirates
Brazil
Germany
Netherlands

I honestly have no idea what the United Arab Emirates are looking at our blog for. *scratches chin*

I am leaving you know and letting Kat take over now! Bye!

-Lia 

-August-

The monthly devotion for August, since this is the month when every one is going off to school or back to school, is vocations and finding our calling in life. 

Just like last month, we are going to try and post more. 

The Feast Days This Month

Aug 4: St. John Vianney 
Aug 8: St Dominic
Aug. 10: St. Lawrence
Aug. 11: St. Philomena
Aug 14: St Maximilian Kolbe
Aug 15:  The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Aug 23: Rose of Lima
  

Wow, the intro part of the post IS really boring....

(Restraining my overly competitiveness....) 
(Restraining.) 

Nope

At the very least I have to tell you my (pathetic) clown joke. 

Ok. Get ready for it.....


If you ever get attacked by a gang of clowns....






Go for the juggler. 


(Oh boy -Lia)


Ok, I tried. 

-Kat 

100 Blog Posts Celebration!!!!!!!!!!

Hi guys!!!

We have reached 100 posts on Catholic Girl Stuff!!!!!!!!




To celebrate, we will be doing a Q and A!!!!

So send in your questions! 

You can send in question for me(Lia) and Kat to answer separately and you can send in questions you want us both to answer! 

We look forward to giving some A's to your Q's. :D 

-Lia


When Your Family is Driving You Crazy....

Hello all!

Extra post today!


So my post Curveballs . Before I continue, THANK ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR NICE COMMENTS!!! They mean the world to me.

Anyway, we were sitting around the table on Saturday, eating lunch, when my dad looks at me and says

"you know, I finally figured out what you look like with chicken pox. You look like Madam Mim."

My whole family sat there for a second and then burst into laughter. My older brother was crying, he was laughing so hard.

In case you don't know who Madam Mim is. here's a picture




Disney's Sword in the Stone is where she's from. Sigh. My family has not let this go ever since. 

My sister keep trying to get a picture of me so she can do a side by side comparison. 



                                                  ( Me when my sister tries to take my picture)



My family may drive me up a wall, but I love them for it. 


-Lia


Curveballs

Hi guys,


You know that saying, "When life throws you a curveball, grab a bat and swing it."
Well, life threw me a curveball back in January when I caught pink eye from who knows where. Little did I know, it threw another curveball and it took til now for it to smack me upside the head.  Clearly this time, I swung and I missed. 


You all may be a little confused right now.  All these baseball metaphors and what not.  And you are waiting for me to get to the point.  Which I will do now. 
What I thought was an allergic reaction to some medicine the dentist gave me for a tooth is actually chicken pox. 


Yep. That's right.  I have chicken pox.  I never got it when I was little (well, little-er)
But I got it now.  And let me tell you,  I am miserable. Very itchy and I am covered in pimples. 
I am glad I got it now, because of the risks of getting when you are older but I cannot wait until I am finished and done with this. 


This has been kind of a rant of the horribleishness of chicken pox. Has anybody else here had chicken pox. Comment if you have or haven't. 


LIA

10 Movies To Watch This Summer


---A dual post by Lia and Kat---

1. Kat's Musical Suggestion: Singing In The Rain (1952)

2. Kat's Romance Suggestion: North and South BBC Mini Series (2004)

3. Kat's Animated Film Suggestion: Disney's Atlantis (2001)

4. Kat's Family Movie Suggestion: The Blind Side (2009)
***Warning. There is some language and drug use, so your parents should probably watch it first and make sure they're ok with it.***

5. Kat's "Perfect Summer Film" Suggestion: The entire Lord of The Rings Trilogy.

                  What? You're just sitting inside anyways.




6.  Lia's Musical Suggestion: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)

7.  Lia's Romance Suggestion: The Inheritance (1997)

8. Lia's Animated Film Suggestion: Quest for Camelot (1998)

9. Lia's Family Movie Suggestion: Your's, Mine, and Ours. (1968)

10. Lia's"Perfect Summer Film" Suggestion: Pride and Prejudice (2005)


So go forth and watch movies!


-Kat
 and Lia-


5 Things I Hate



  1. "You're not a REAL fan....."

    Ummm. Yes. They are. And fandoms are for enjoyment. Are you really telling someone they aren't enjoying it the right way? Can you actually believe that you are allowed to say this? And knowledge doesn't make you a "better" fan. My brothers probably knows more about comics then I do, but they don't really care. Just because you have knowledge doesn't make you a fan. And just because your a fan, doesn't mean you have to know about every detail of everything.
  2. "The people who mock girls who like comics or say they only go to watch the movies because of the lead male actors"

    I'm not kidding. 45% of the people who went to watch Guardians of the Galaxy II were women. And what did they "experts" say?  
    They went for Chris Pratt.
    Seriously? Seriously. For the record I went for a talking raccoon and epic sword fighting. And baby groot. And spaceships.

    And the guys who come up to girls and start quizzing them on the comics to see if they're a "real fan."

    Stop. Just stop. Nobody quizzes you on the band shirt your wearing and start asking you if you know the lead singer's favorite color or favorite subject in the second grade.

    So chill
  3. Cat callers.

    Oh, I have a wonderful idea. You know how when your bike riding and a dog runs up and starts barking at you? You're (amongst other options) supposed to take your water bottle and spray them in the face with it. You know what I say?

    Next time someone catcalls you, spray them in the face with your water bottle and say "If your going to treat me like a dog, then I'm going to treat you like a dog." and then walk away.

    (Note to self: Carry water bottle with me everywhere)

    Secondary choice. Throw a doll or stick for them, say fetch and then tell them.
  4. When you have to eat GF because your allergic or intolerant and somebody thinks your just doing it because it's popular. Like wise the people who do this. Gluten Free food is DISGUSTING. Why, WHY would you do that to yourself?


    Also the people that think you don't NEED to eat GF because your ONLY intolerant to it. Ha ha...no. Some people with Gluten Intolerance have worse reactions then some people who are allergic, They just react differently.
  5. Teenage Boys.

    I don't actually HATE them, I'm just very very annoyed with them. Probably because I have encountered boys who fell under the last 4 things on this list.

     I know that there are nice teenage boys somewhere. SOMEWHERE. But not here. I don't know many amazingly polite teenage boys. I think I know ONE guy who I would say was a polite helpful person. And he still annoys me.
And there you have it. My happy little rant.

Kat

I SAW BRETT YOUNG IN CONCERT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hi guys!!!!


(Note: this post was supposed to go up yesterday but due to helping my sister move Sunday and yesterday, I ran out of time yesterday to write and post this. Sorry!)


As you can probably guess from the title, I saw Brett Young in concert! *excited squeal*

There's a festival in my town that is near Fourth of July weekend. The town invites one or two country artists to come and perform.

This year one of them was Brett Young. If you have no idea who Brett Young is, here is his latest single.




I'm literally obsessed with this song and when he started to sing it, I almost cried.


He is so funny, by the way, all the stories he was telling before he would perform the songs were sooooo funny!!! I was cracking up.


-LIA


Music of the Week #17

Oh boy, I have not done one of these in a while........sorry!


Anyway get ready for a doozie this week, I got a new musical that I have not stopped listening to since the album came out last week.


Anastasia!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The movie was my childhood. I can quote it and I know the songs by heart and when I heard they were making a musical, I literally danced around my house!!!




As some of you may know, Ramin Karimloo is starring in this. He plays Gleb, a Russian official who is replacing Rasputin as the villain.  Ramin also plays the Phantom in the 25th anniversary edition. 
As soon as he started singing on this Anastasia album, I busted out laughing. All I could think of was, "why is the Phantom in Russia? Is this where he went after Christine left?" Aaaaaaaand now every time he sings, I laugh.( sorrynotsorry)


So I won't be doing just 5 songs this week, because I can't pick just 5. This album is amazing!!
(and yes, I totally looked up how much Broadway tickets are and I am poor and sad :(  )



A Crowd of a Thousands



Stay, I Pray You


In My Dreams



Once Upon A December




My Petersburg





Meant To Be



We'll Go From There



Quartet At The Ballet



Crossing A Bridge



Land of Yesterday



Everything To Win





Ok, so ummm, that was 11 songs. Somebody should probably send help. Nevermind it's too late for that. 

Hope you enjoy!!!
Comments if you listened to this an unhealthy amount of times too!!
Or if your interested in listening to it

LIA


P.S. Derek Klena as Dmitry. I just.......*swoons*

Books To Read This Summer

Do you know what's annoying?

The struggle to find new books that don't have drugs, swearing or *ahem* adult content?

And I'm not reading "adult" literature. Nope. I'm in the children or Young Adult section.

(If you want to hear more about this, I suggest you check out #RebelliousWriting. It's a growing movement in the blogging sphere. The post that started it all can be found HERE)


And I'm here to give you a list of clean books you can read this summer!

1. I'd Tell You That I Love You, But Then I'd Have To Kill You by Ally Carter
            Teenage girls who live at a Boarding School that is actually training them as spies.
     Another thing about this book, if you continue to read the six book series. At one point, the Main       Character meets a group of nuns. And I was sitting there thinking "Oh, this is going to be great."         And you know what? It was, I was very happy with the way they were handled. They                           sounded like...nuns.

2. P.S. I Like You by Kasie West
       I've been trying to branch out and read more contemporary novels. Which is hard since they tend        to be the ones that are a little ......eeegh. But this one was not! It's a cute fluffy (slightly                        predictable) story. It's PERFECT for summer. Bonus Points? Both her parents are there, they               actually seem like realistic parents and she actually had a family.

3. Faro's Daughter by Georgette Heyer

   If you love Jane Austen, then you HAVE to read Georgette Heyer's books. (A word of warning, some of her books have questionable content. These books include: Venitia, Cousin Kate and These Old Shades.) Some of her other good books include: Sylvester or the Wicked Uncle, Arabella, and Black Sheep.


4.  The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
       *gasp* This series is amazing. I know it sounds a little weird and overly sci-fi, but I promise you         it is not! The first book is Cinder.



5. A classic (like Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Call of the Wild) or something different.      Like a play? I HIGHLY suggest The Twelfth Night by Shakespeare. It's just so deliciously woven        together.



And those are my reading suggestions for this summer!

-KAT

Monthly Devotions for July and a Look Back At June

Lia and I decided to try something new. We post alternating weeks, with her posts coming up on Mondays and mine coming up on Wednesdays. (And an occasional Friday music post)

As you can see I already broke that new arrangement. Whoops.

But not really since this is a dual post,

I guess?

---JUNE---


Pageviews last month: 1, 151
Pageviews total: 4, 200

And it's kind of weird since there was a giant spike on the 15th and 16th. We didn't even post on that day. 

Followers: Nine

*restraining random LOTR reference*


June Posts:


(As you can see, we didn't do such a great job posting this month. Let's see how we do next month.)


Top 5 Biggest International Viewers This Month
(The viewers themselves aren't big. I mean the country that has the most page views after the US and....You know what I mean.)

Russia
Germany 
France
Ireland
Ukraine

Top 5 Biggest International Viewers OF ALL TIME
Russia
Ireland 
Germany 
Australia
France


Are Russian's actually reading our blog? Why? Do they do it to learn English? Do they translate the page? Are they actually KGB??? (Ignore the Cold Fan Fanatic Weirdo over here) 

Ok. Now I'll leave you and let Lia take over. 

KAT

---JULY---

Hello everyone! Lia here. 



The devotional theme of July is the Precious Blood. We will be posting the Precious Blood novena sometime during this month. 

We will definitely be posting more this month than we did last month. (Sorry)
I can tell you we have some very fun posts planned for July. 


Tell us if your doing Camp NaNoWriMo this month also!!!


LIA



Paint Your Toes

Summer is here.

Which means sandal season is here.

Which means people have to see my feet,

And my disgusting toes. 



Luckily there is a way to fix this! 

With a pedicure! 

And since I'm sure some of you are as broke as I am, that means we have to do it ourselves. 



STEP ONE: Blank Canvas

In Step One we prepare our nails by 
a. Removing old nail polish
b. Filing them
c. Trimming them
d. And if you want to be extra special: Buff them

STEP TWO: It's Jacuzzi time! 

Soak your feet for 4-5 minutes
(If you are doing your hands, they only need 2-3) 

STEP THREE: Cuticles! 

You know those pieces of skin at the bottom of your nails? (And no, I do not mean your fingers.) 
Those are your cuticles and the key to having professional looking manicure or pedicure is to shove those cuticles (which are now really really soft) back against the other fleshy part (This time I actually do mean your finger) 

Some people push the cuticles back with their fingers and others use a special tool just for the job. If you are using you fingernails and are not doing a manicure, then you need to make sure they are really clean so that you don't shove dirt and germs under your cuticles. 

STEP FOUR: Moisture is a good thing

A pedicure (or manicure) isn't just about your nails. It's about the whole foot (or hand.) So grab some hand lotion and rub it on! 

Before we get to the fun part though, you need to take some nail polish remover and clean off your nails. Becuase you just rubbed lotion all over your hands and there is bound to be some on your nails and if you have oily lotion, your nail polish won't stick.

STEP FIVE: Nope. Not the fun part yet. 
Base coat! This is literally just clear nail polish. You can find it in your grocery store under clear nail polish, base coat or top coat! 

Using a base coat makes things last longer. So if you just want your nails to fade and chip off by the end of the week (so that you can paint them again!) I give you permission to skip this stage

STEP SIX: THE FUN PART

Take out your favorite nail polish and paint it on. The professional (oooh. Professional) way is to paint down the middle first and then do both sides. 

STEP SEVEN: Literally just Step Five....again.

And now you put a top coat on! (Make sure your nails dry between Steps 5-7)

STEP EIGHT: You know you do it
Now sit patiently and wait for it to dry. 

waiting


waiting

Oh, well. It's pretty dry now. I won't ruin it if I move three inches. 


Congrats! 

You now have smeared nails! 

-Kat





YA Theme That Really Annoys Me!!!!!!!!!!

Hi guys

Long time, no see. (or read, in this case) I will put up a post soon on what I was doing this past week as to explain why I hadn't posted anything.



Anyway on to the post.


This one specific theme in YA books that annoys me so much!!!!!!!!


Character A and Character B are in a relationship. Character A is having a problem in their life or if its a summer romance and its the end of summer. Character A's thought process is, "I better break up with Character B so I don't break their heart!"



*REPEATEDLY SLAMS HEAD INTO WALL*


AUTHORS, PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF PEANUTS, STOP. DOING. THIS.

(I happen to really like peanuts)


This theme is just so stupid. And then later Character A will be all, "Oh I made a mistake, can you please take me back?"

UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGH

This is the one theme in contemporary novels I have noticed. Not all of them have it, just some of them. But still!


Thank you for getting to the end of my rant. I will hopefully have another the promised post up on Monday.


Love,
-Lia

Bookish Book Lovers Tag

Oh look it's Lia, who hasn't posted in three weeks!!!!!

I'm sorry guys, life just got a little crazy. This is the first of two tags I have been nominated for. Look for the second one on my second blog!!! (soon)

Catherine at the Rebelling Muse tagged me for this tag!! Thanks Catherine for adding another tag to my growing pile! (just kidding I love tags)  Her post is HERE









Rules:
Have to use the tag banner
Answer the questions
Use lots of book covers!!
Tag your bookish friends





1. What book(s) are you currently reading?

The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson.

So far it's really good!!





2. What was the last book you finished?

As Old As Time: A Twisted Tale by Liz Braswell

I picked this up at Half-Price Books because, hello, Beauty and the Beast. It was amazing!!! The author has other books in the series and I will definitely be picking them up.







3. Favorite book you've read this year?

So many!!!! Just one? :(

Heartless by Marissa Meyer. It may have broken my heart but it was so well written.




4. What genre have you read most this year?

Contemporary. I started to dip my feet into those and some of the ones I found are really great.

One I would recommend is Open Road Summer by Emery Lord




5. What genre have you read the least this year?

Historical fiction/romance. None of the books I found interested me that much. Though Catherine has some good suggestions.



6. What genre do you want to read more of ?

Fantasy. I love fantasy books!!



7. How many have you read this year and what is your goal?

I honestly have no idea how many books I've read so far but I am pretty sure it is above 50. My goal is to read as many books as I can.



8. What's the last book you bought?

I bought the first three books of the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer and As Old As Time by Liz Braswell.







9. What books are you saving to buy next?

Oh man! So. Many. Books.  I want to buy the next three books in the Lunar Chronicles. Just so many.




10. How many books did you check out on your last library trip?

I actually haven't checked any books out of the library since I was 9. (unless Kat checking them out and letting me borrow them counts)



11. What's a book you can't wait to read?

The Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan. So excited!!!!!!!


                                                           So pretty!!!!!!!!


12. What is a series I would recommend to everyone?

The Gallagher Girls by Ally Carter. Teenage girl spies at a spy school. Seriously, go read it!





13. Who's an author you're hoping will write more?

All of the authors I like are currently writing more so no one really.


(oh wait, The Borrowed House by Hilda van Stockum. I always wanted a sequel to that. Can someone get on that please)




14. A few books your heart adores?

Ahem. PRETTY MUCH EVERY BOOK I HAVE EVER READ!!!! sorry sorry capslock off now.



The Blue Castle by L. M. Montgomery. The way she writes it is so beautiful. It made me want to pack up and move to P.E.I as soon as possible.







15. What series conclusion made you sad?

Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan. I was sad because it was over but then I started the next series so the sadness didn't last long.




16. What books are on your wishlist?

I actually have a board on Pinterest specifically dedicated to this. One of them is All Fall Down by Ally Carter




Phew finally done.


I tag:


Cait at Paper Fury


and everyone who wishes to do this tag!!!!



Love,
-Lia

5 Things You Need For An Awesome Summer:

Summer is starting!

Ok, actually it's not. Summer doesn't officially start until June 21st.
But whatever. Work with me here.




  1. A crazy plan that may or may not happen. 
    Hike the Appalachian trail? Go on an epic road trip? Make some crazy plans and try to make it work. But don't be too disappointed if it fails.
  2. A no less fun plan that you can  make happen. How about some fun things that will happen? Make a bucket list. Go watch a new  movie, go ice skating, (indoor naturally,) rent some kayaks and head up the river. Bonus points if you find a rope swing over the water.
  3. A new skill to learn.
    Want to write with your non dominate hand? Go for it. Cartwheels? Run a 5K? Do it.
  4. A reading list
    Or if you want to try something else, a list a movies to watch. Want to watch every old John Wayne cowboy movie? Re watch all your favorite war movies with your dad? Musical Movie Marathon? Watch EVERY DISNEY MOVIE EVER? Then do it.

  5. Try something that scares you. 
    You want to cut your hair, but are worried about the sudden change, or what other people will think? Want to take Martial Arts, but are scared of starting lessons? Close your eyes, take a deep breath and go! Live your dreams! Don't hold yourself back. (Oh, You should open your eyes after the deep breath) 

Have a great summer.

Cheers mates,
-Kat

Banana Cream Pie Recipe (because Ascension and food.)

Tomorrow is the feast of the Ascension. Ascension Thursday. Our Lord's Ascension into heaven.

(The Poison. The poison for Kuzco. The poison chosen  specially for Kuzco. Kuzco's poison.)



*ahem*

So, many of us have younger siblings living with us and the rest of us love food, so I decided to include this happy little banana cream pie recipe.

Ummmm  Kat???


(Yes?)


What does Banana Cream Pie have to do with Ascension Thursday?

Well, it's like this.

First, does everyone know what a Banana Cream Pie looks like?

Well, I'll tell you. Yellow banana pudding, fluffy white stuff on top. *ding* and there you go.

And the Ascension Thursday part?


Well,, on the Ascension, the Lord rose up into the clouds (aka fluffy stuff at the top) and the apostles down below...

wait for it

...went bananas.



*laughing*

(And yes, I have been waiting since November for my chance to post this.)



But where's the pie? You promised us a DIY Banana Cream Pie!



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Ingredients! 
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup corn starch 
  • 1/2 tsp* salt 
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  • 3 cups milk
  • 2 large egg, slightly beaten
  • 3 Tablespoons butter 
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Nine Inch pastry shell, baked
  • 2 large firm bananas
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped

  • Got it? Good. 

    In a large saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch, salt and milk until smooth. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly, Reduce heat, cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from heat. Stir a small amount of hot filling into eggs. 
    (Note, you have to let it cool first, or it will cook the eggs and you'll have a scrambled egg in your pie. And that's gross. mixing a tiny bit in with the eggs make the egg mixture a little closer in temperature to the custard.)  
    Return all to pan. Bring to a gentle boil: cook and stir for another two minutes. 

    2. Remove from heat. Gently stir in butter and vanilla. Press plastic wrap onto the surface of custard, and refrigerate for 30 minutes. 

    3. Spread half of custard in pastry shell. Slice bananas and add a layer of them over the top of custard. Pour remaining custard over bananas. Spread whip cream over the top. Refrigerate 6 hours or overnight. 

    Serves 8. 


    Enjoy and happy Feast of the Ascension!


    -Kat