Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Beautiful Blog Award!

We've been awarded the Beautiful blog Award, twice in fact!

1. Thank the blogger who awarded you.
2. Answer the ten questions he/she asked.
3. Nominate ten bloggers to receive the award. (we might have to flub a bit on this one)
4. Ask them ten questions.
5. Let them know they've been awarded.

Like our last tag, we'll do our color coded answers, Becca = blue and Bethany = purple.

Paige's questions:

1. How would you describe your personal style?
Oh dear...this is a hard one.  I love vintage style, especially from the 50's, but from a day to day basis I would say, vintage/practical/...there was going to be a third adjective here, 
but I can't think of one. :)

Hmm.... Well, I'm with Beth with loving vintage styles,
 but on a normal day it's mostly practical/whatever-is-in-my-dresser.

2. What was your first pet? 
Well, our first family pet was an orange cat named Jack.
 My personal first pet was a siberian dwarf hamster named Honey-bunch that I bought with money from my 9th birthday.

My first pet was one of Honey-bunch's babies, 
(and no, we didn't breed hamsters; she came pregnant)
Her name was Chum-Chum.

3. What is your ancestry (e.g. German, Italian)?

This answer is for both of us.

Dutch, Irish, Scottish, English, French, and Iroquois Indian.
Pretty impressive, right?

4. Dill pickles or sweet pickles ;) ?
Dill, usually, unless it's our neighbor's refrigerator pickles!

Both favorites! :)
(kudos if you get the quote... what are kudos?)

5. What Bible character do you relate to the most (it can be character, life experiences, or anything like that)?
I have no idea...

We thought a long time on this one,
 (we even went to wikipedia to see a list of all the women in the bible)
But I have no idea either... I'd like to be like Jemimah, but I doubt I'm the most beautiful in all the land :)

6. What is the first favorite scripture verse that comes to your mind?
1 Timothy 4:12
Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

Philippians 1:6
And I am sure of this, the He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.

7. Do you have any food allergies?
Thankfully, no.


8. You would be really excited if you woke up tomorrow morning to the smell of ____ cooking.
Cinnamon rolls!

or sausage, sausage is good too...

9. What are you looking forward to this summer?
Our family vacation.

Yes! yes! yes! I agree wholeheartedly :)
That and working on our camper.

10. What is one thing you've learned from blogging?

Bethany and Becca's answer:
That there's a lot more stay-at-home daughters/Whovians out there then we thought!
Really, it's been so fun to find so many like minded young women, when sometimes it can feel like we're the only ones.

Jill's guestions

1. What is your favorite article of clothing you own?
A white button-up shirt with black pin stripes that I found recently at Good Will. The brand is Ruff Hewn, which I seem to be attracted to. The sleeves have just a bit of a gather at the cuff, and I love the cut of it.

I think my favorite article of clothing is.....
My beautiful rose colored Gunne Sax dress!
 I have no idea where I could wear it, it has a very long skirt and long sleeves that button at the cuffs

2. Do you have any hidden talents?
I can do accents, but never on the spot. It has to be completely impromptu. :)

I can do a "Big Head Kid" impression :)
(He's funny in small doses, too much exposer and he becomes grating.
 If you don't know who he is, look up "Blimey Cow")

3. Do you give yourself any clothes shopping "rules" that you must stick to?

We have modesty guidelines: skirts and dresses should reach the knee, necklines should be high enough so that you feel comfortable bending over without being able to look down your shirt. Clothes shouldn't be too clingy. And we try to buy things that would be practical, unless we decide it could go for a costume for something.

Bethany: "I still think we should have bought that long, shiny blue dress with bat wing sleeves and silver sequined cuffs. We could have made our own Star Trek or Doctor Who Alien costume with it." 

Becca: "But we did buy that shiny silver shirt at the rummage sale,
we could use it for a Cyber-man costume."

4. What colors do you see the most of when you open your closet?
Grey, blue, green, and purple.

 Varying shades of blue, green, cream and pink. 

5. Have you ever refashioned a piece of clothing? If so, what did you make?
I once made a bed sheet into a dress, and then into a skirt. I've done some other refashioning projects too, and they are really fun.

Just this morning Beth helped me refashion a dress into a skirt, it's my first one ever!  :)

6. If you had the chance to share just one Bible verse with someone, which would you choose?
Romans 5:8
But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we are still sinners, Christ died for us.

That's a good one, can I do that one too?

7. Do you have any pets?
Currently, we have three Mini Rex rabbits, Steve, Simon, and Sarah Jane, and a Shih-Tzu, Mocha.
Oh yes, and Horatio, Archie, and Mr. Bush, our goldfish. They live in a little pond outside.

8. What is your favorite vintage/antique item you own?
My Jadeite glassware collection.

My lace crinoline.

9. Do you know more than one language (ASL, Braille, etc. count too.)
Well, we tried learning Spanish and Dutch once, and we know a little sign language.
10. Flats or heels?
I like wearing heels, but my dad gave me a rule that I can never wear a pair that makes me taller then him. :)

I like the look of heels :)

Okay, now it's our turn to ask the questions!

#1 If you could enter any book and be one of the characters,
what book would you chose and who would you be?

#2 What is your favorite recipe to make?

#3 "Would you like a jelly baby?"

#4 What would you do if you saw a "big red threatening button"?

#5 What's your favorite BBC period drama?

#6 How many states have you visited?

#7 What's your favorite handcraft? (Embroidery, crochet, drawing...)

#8 What's your favorite children's book?

#9 What's your favorite hairstyle?

#10 If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?

We are not going to tag people (we don't know ten bloggers), 
anyone is welcome to participate.
You could do your own post or just answer in the comments.


  1. That is such a great way to restyle a dress! The color and length are perfect! Awesome answers as well...what a fun read!

  2. Yay, it was fun reading your answers! :)
    Becca, you did a beautiful refashion! :D

  3. Oh, and I'll go ahead and answer your questions too, just because it's fun. ;)
    1) That is a hard one. How about Margaret Hale from North and South.
    2) This is another hard one...probably "tropical fruit pancakes", which are just crepes. :)
    3) I know this is from Dr. Who, but not being a Whovian, I don't know if it's yes or no. O.o
    4) I wouldn't be quite curious enough to touch it. ;)
    5) Pride and Prejudice, North and South, Wives and Daughters, and Cranford are my #1's.
    6) Four, counting my home state. :)
    7) Crochet
    8) I enjoyed many books as a child! As far as books I still have on my shelf, how about Harry the Dirty Dog.
    9) I think my all-time favorite is down when it's behaving. Besides that, a horizontal French braid + side bun.
    10) Ireland!

    1. Fun answers! We've just been reading North and South, BBC did some pretty perfect casting, didn't they?

  4. The fifties is a fun vintage era. I like it too, but I have the hardest time wearing anything from it because I am the wrong shape. I am hoping to someday make my own clothes styled after the 50's/

    I saw one of you is reading The Shadow Throne!! Do you like it?

    1. Yes, I just finished it and now Becca is reading it. I really liked it! It's a great series too, but I think the first book is my favorite.

  5. Yay for you two!! I truly enjoy reading your blog :)

    Now, to answer your questions...
    1) Moses, from the Bible (of course), because God spoke to him as He would a friend. Ex 33:11
    2) Friendship Tea
    3) After Googling? "Jelly Baby", I can safely say, "Yes, a Bumper, please."
    4) Push it....
    5) Poirot
    6) 32 and Washington D.C.
    7) Does scrapbooking count? Otherwise, sewing.
    8) "A Day on the Farm" It's a Golden Book, I still have a copy :)
    9) Down, but slightly pulled back
    10) Belgium


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