Thursday, November 16, 2017

~ Fall Things ~


// Crunchy leaves// Smoke in the air// Rainy days by the fire with a book and a cup of tea// Pumpkin Cookies// Fuzzy blankets// Rain on the roof// Cold starry nights// Fluffy Jackets// Dragging your feet through the leaves// Pumpkin Pie// Sweaters with sleeves you can pull down over your hands// Chai Tea Latte's//


// Watching Little Women on a cold day// Picking apples// Apple cake// Apple scones// Apple sauce// All things apple// Nature walks// Good books// Thanksgiving// When the wind blows tons of colorful leaves through the air// Days that are cold, but not to cold// Stomping around in Wellington's// Listening to Colonial and Celtic music// 


// Those little moments when you suddenly feel very thankful for school because it brought you those amazing people that you never expected to become friends with// My birthday!// Building the first fire of the year in the hearth// Scarves// Puddles// The loveliness of the word November//


Yours Truly,
Miss Woodhouse

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

In Which I Ramble Off a Short Complaint, And Try Doing One of Those Ten Minute Posts...



Dear NaNoWriMo,
          Why oh why oh why do you have to be during the month of November?! Why during one of my busiest months of the year! I want to participate sooooo badly, but there is no possible way! My itchy writing fingers say yes, but five classes and midterms say no. So here I stand before you, "A tired Rabbit, a humble Rabbit, a why-oh-why-does-it-always-happen-to-me Rabbit." (Ahh beloved Winnie the Pooh). But I digress...
          I will try next year!! I really really will! Or I'll do Camp NaNo. But right now it's not going to happen. I am in the depths of despair. My life is a perfect grave yard of buried hopes.
Disappointedly yours,
Miss Woodhouse 


Dear School, 
You are quite distressing. There is far to much of you for one girl to handle on her own. I am most seriously displeased! And stressed. And tired. 
Exhaustedly yours, 
Miss Woodhouse 

P. S. All the above mentioned may prevent me from posting more frequently. I'll do my best though. 
P. P. S. This post took much longer than ten minutes to write XD

Friday, October 13, 2017

Couples That Never Were, But Should Have Been...



Soooo....

Everybody knows those movies where guy meets girl, guy and girl become friends, guy and girl are together all the time and you are just bouncing up and down squealing "OH MY GOODNESS THIS COUPLE IS SOOOO CUTE ILOVETHEMSOMUCH!!! HOW MUCH LONGER TILL THEY PROCLAIM THEIR LOVE FOR ONE ANOTHER!?!" And then you watch in anticipation as the end of the movie draws closer... and closer... and closer... and then suddenly... IT. ENDS. 

The movie ends and does the unspeakable...

THEY DON'T END UP TOGETHER

If you are anything like me you will proceed to scream and cry and wail and throw your popcorn bowl at the screen (don't worry, it's empty because you finished your popcorn before the opening credits were even over) and then you will gain control of yourself and say that you are over it, until somebody accidentally mentions said movie, in which case you will climb up onto your soap box and begin to tell the world how mad you are that guy and girl didn't end up together, and why guy and girl were perfect for each other, and how if you had been the producer of this movie, things would have been different. You then consider writing a letter to the producer to tell him how seriously displeased you are, which then morphs into the idea of producing your own remake of the movie just so that guy and girl will end up together, but then you remember that you don't even have enough money to buy a drink at Starbucks, therefore leaving you with nothing to do except complain to your friends and family members or whoever you can get to listen to you. 

Thus is the plight of many of us poor movie watching girls. 

All that to say... this post is mostly going to be me complaining about mislead lovers. If you don't want to listen to that, then you better leave, really fast. But you might feel the same about some of these characters! So if you haven't left already, do read on! 

Btw, there will be A TON of spoilers. Pretty much this entire post will be spoilers so if you have not seen any of these movies than I suggest you wait until you have. But I digress...



This Beautiful Fantastic; Vernon and Bella


Ok, so I should first say that I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS MOVIE TO LITTLE BITTSY PIECES (review coming soon!) and I have nothing against the way it ended. BUT... I do think it would have been absolutely adorable and the sweetest thing for Bella and Vernon to have gotten married. Bella was such a doll, so cute. AND VERNON!!!! OHMYWORDOHMYWORD!!!! He's just... I mean... he's just... ASDFGWLTYPEHRGK!!!!!!!



Ok, if you have not seen this movie you won't understand all this fangirling, but if you have, DO YOU NOT AGREE!!! Vernon was the sweetest, awesomest character in the entire movie. He was adorable, and lovable, and GAAAAHHHHH!!

GUYS!! THIS SCEEEEENE!! Just Watch This. WATCH IT




DID YOU WATCH IT!!! DO YOU NOW UNDERSTAND!!

"How long has it been since you've been hugged?"
"It's been awhile."

Just sniffles and smiles and happiness <3




They would have been an adorable couple, and I thought that was what was going to happen at first, but then Billy showed up and ya'll know what happened after that. 

SUCH SADNESS MY HEART WENT THROUGH AT ANOTHER CERTAIN PART...

You know, that part where Vernon finds Bella asleep at her desk and they start talking about Billy...

"So what does Mr. Wonderful do?"
"He creates mechanical animals."
"Oh. At least he's got prospects."

SOB. The SADNESS in Vernon's great big brown puppy-dog eyes, because he loved Bella :(



*sniffle sniffle*

I DID like Billy, he was very sweet and was just the right amount of "odd" for Bella. I liked them together, BUT BELLA AND VERNON WERE BETTER!!!!

Think of it! Vernon and Bella would get married, and Vernon's darling little girls (they were stinkin' adorable btw <3) would have a mama again, and they would all live happily ever after. But alas, not all things are meant to be. 



P.S. I will hopefully be doing a post just about Vernon soon! Let me know in the comments if you'd be interested in such a post!


Cranford; Dr. Marshland and Mary


So I know I'm not the only one who hoped for this pairing. I've heard many a Cranford fan complain that they didn't end up together. They would have been a great couple!! Yeah, I've always been a little bugged with Dr. Marshland for creating that whole mess for poor Dr. Harrison (scowls at Dr. Marshland), but Mary was there to set him straight, which she did a capital job of! Can I hear an Amen!!


So yeah... I can't really think of anything else to say about them, except that I would have really liked to see Mary have a romantic attachment, and Jack Marshland would have been perfect!

Sorry for the bad quality, it was the only other pic of them together 

Pride and Prejudice; Mr. Collins and Mary Bennet




WOULD THESE TWO NOT BE PERFECT TOGETHER

I'm not sayin' that Jane Austen didn't know best, and I know that if these two had gotten together it would probably have thrown the whole book off, but you gotta admit that they were exactly each others cup of tea. (Mr. Collins just didn't go for her cause she wasn't pretty. Talk about conceited)

But anyways, Mary was very into reading and philosophical stuff, so was Mr. Collins. She took pride in being a very book learned person, so did Mr. Collins. They both enjoy criticizing their friends and family quite condescendingly. WHAT MORE COULD YOU ASK FOR!!

At one point in the book, it states that Mary would not have minded marrying Mr. Collins at all, and would have liked for him to notice her. So there was at least a one-sided attraction. 


But look at Mary's face!! She was REEEEEEALLY hoping that Mr. Collins was going to ask her for the first dance. I feel so sorry for her at times :(.

My word, this post has gotten long! I believe I will stop here and maybe do a second post later! Thanks ya'll for enduring my gushing and complaining! Sorry that I have been so bad about posting lately, it's been a crazy school year *sigh*. But I will try to be better...



P.S. New blog look (in case you haven't already figured that out :P) It was time for a Fall look. What do you think?! Bye!


What say you? 
Do you agree on any of these couples? 
Who are a few couples that you would have liked to see end up together?
Let me know in the comments!












Sunday, October 01, 2017

Other Way, Mr. Collins!

Howdy all!! I'm here to announce the winner of the caption contest!! Congratulations to...

AMARIS!!!



This was hilarious Amaris, you did a capital job!!! I was clapping when I first read it ;)!! And I LOVED everyone else's too, you were all so clever! You guys thought up so many awesome ones! Thank you all so much for playing! Hope you enjoyed it!!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Caption Contest: Which is your favorite?

Hi all!! Here's the entries for the caption contest! You can all vote for whichever one is your favorite, but each person can only vote for one caption... Here they are!


For any of you who missed the post, this is the picture being captioned.

Farm Lassie's entry...

1."But..but...what happens if I don't find someone to marry?? What if I'm stuck marrying my BROTHER-IN-LAW???" 

Movie Critic's entries...

1. "You told them what, about the fish in our pond!!!?????"
2. "The best part of your day is Mr. Martin told you that cattle eat grass!!???"
3. Somebody looks shocked.

Esther's entries...

1. "oookay then! I can see we'll have to work on our etiquette... again."
2. when she tells me she hates books.
3. "and this, Harriet is what you look like when you have a cold. Don't look like this."

Amaris's entry...

1. "WHAT DO YOU MEAN MR. COLLINS IS COMING?! HE ISN'T EVEN IN THIS BOOK!!! #TRIGGERED

Rae's entries...

1. When your friend says they hate Jane Austen.
2. What have you done?! Mr. Elton is supposed to fall in love with you, and you draw THAT?! 

That's all of 'em!! I thought they were all extremely clever, or in the words of Sir Lucas, "Capital! Capital!!" 

Now! You may vote away ladies!!




Saturday, September 09, 2017

Sink me! I feel the need for a game!!!


Odd's fish M'dear! I feel like a bit o'sport!! Therefore, I pronounce....

Notes From a Hartfield Girl's first game!!! *shoots off glitter canon*

You get to caption this photo...


Here's how to play...

Think up a caption for the picture above and leave a comment with the caption. No more than 3 caption ideas for each person (if you even feel like doing more than one, which if you don't, that's fine too.)

Then I will post all the captions, and everybody gets to vote fore their favorite.

And then I will announce the winner! There's no prize, this is just for fun :)

So you may get to it if you so wish!!  Comment away! 

P.S. I know the picture is ridiculous, that's why I chose it. That way it's all the more fun ;)






Sunday, August 27, 2017

In Which I Tell You Allllll About Mine Self : Part 2

Happy Sunday all!! Here we go guys. Part Two...


Rachel asks...

What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
Well for a long time Mint Chip was my favorite, but lately I've really been liking Cherry Garcia. Ice cream in general is just good!!

Do you have a pet? And yes, which one?
Ok here comes a long list... two horses, two dogs, four cats, five goats, twenty-three chickens,  one rooster, and two ducks. Pheeew, sorry guys, Farm Girl here :)



What is your current favorite book right now?
 Candle in the Darkness by Lynn Austin

If you won a trip to a country, where would you love to go?
Well I've always really wanted to go to Ireland, Scotland, Italy and England so any of those would be great!!  


What is your favorite movie?
Right now my favorite is The Hundred-Foot Journey. MARGUERITE'S WARDROBE. I. MUST. HAVE. IT.


 
What's your favorite color?
Probably blue, but purple and pink run a close second.



Do you wear make-up?
I don't wear make-up on a regular basis but I will wear it for special occasions, and occasionally I will wear tinted chap stick. Usually make-up just bugs me because I feel like I always have to be really careful not to rub my eyes, or smile to big cause I'll smear something ;)

Are there hanging any dresses or skirts in your closet?
Oh my, tons!! Not so many skirts as dresses (cause I'm a little obsessed with dresses) but still plenty of both!

Mr Knightley (Emma 2009) or Matthew Crawley (Downton Abbey)? 
MR. KNIGHTLEY FOREVER AND ALWAYS, AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! actually I haven't seen Downton Abbey, but even if I did I'm sure it would still be Mr. Knightley. Sorry Matthew fans (Actually I'm not sorry at all cause Mr. Knightley!!)


What is your favorite flower?
Uh oh this one again... I'll just go with Dahlias though I don't think that's my absolute favorite.

Would you rather be a princess of a just a random girl?
Just a random girl. Unless by being a princess I could get a closet like Mia's from Princess Diaries 2...

Cause who wouldn't want a closet this size!!  

Who's your favorite actress?
Well here's another actress that I really like...



Lily James


Cordy Asks...

You're wandering a forest and you come to a fork in the road, do you go right or left?
I think I would probably go right, because you know it just sounds right! But if I was feeling especially adventurous, I would probably go left.


What's your dream career?
My dream career is to be a stay-at-home-mom/author/illustrator. I want to have a studio behind my house where I can go to write and illustrate my novels. 

Would you rather be able to travel to the past or into the future?
Oh the past definitely. THAT WOULD BE SO AMAZING



What does your dream date look like? (And I'm not really referring to the gentleman...haha.)
Ooohh boy, I've been waiting for this one!!! Well I've always thought that it would be really sweet to just do something really fun and simple. Like go get ice cream together, or take a picnic and sit and watch the sunset, stuff like that. After that we would go dancing (cause this guy will know how to dance). Or we will go do something delicously naughty like setting all the watch alarms in Walmart to the same time so that we can listen to them all go off and watch everybody panic :P. 

Hoping for this kind of adorable relationship

And as for the gentleman (cause c'mon I have to say something on his behalf) he must be tall and dark with an alabaster brow... actually he should be tall with dark hair, but I don't know about the alabaster brow. And he must know how to dance.

A song you can't get out of your head at the moment? 
*turns about five different shades of red* 

uuuummmmmmmm.... 

 Shut up and Dance by Walk the Moon

 *runs away to hide*

Anna asks..

Why is this last post Mr. Magorium themed? 
Haha this last post was Mr. Magorium themed because it is such a sweet movie and I was just going to use one picture from it, but then changed my mind and decided to do the entire post Mr. Magorium themed!

My sis and I are cracking up over this gif


Have you seen "The Princess Bride"? 
Yes I have! But it was years and years ago so I don't remember to much. I should re-watch it!

If you have, then what are a few of your favorite lines? 
Well you gotta love " My name is Inigo Montoyo, you killed my father, prepare to die!"
also the entire conversation between Inigo and Miracle Max is hilarious...
 "But this is Buttercup's true love - If you heal him, he will stop Humperdinck's wedding!"
 "Wait, wait. I make him better, Humperdinck suffers?"
 "Humiliations galore!" 
 "That is a noble cause. Give me the sixty-five, I'm on the job." 

Who are some of your current favorite music artists/favorite songs? 
Lately I've been liking Ed Sherran's Perfect and Hearts Don't Break Around Here, Owl City's Waving Through a Window and Fireflies, Aldrine Gurrero's CMJ and Ice Cream, and always period drama soundtracks. 


Amaris asks...

If you could go back in time and meet any historical person, who would it be and what would you ask/say to them?
Oh I would want to meet Abigail Adams because she is someone I really admire. I would probably ask her questions about being right in the mix of the Revolutionary War, was it hard being apart from John all the time, and how active was she in helping him with legal matters and advice.

Do you prefer individual books, or series (such as trilogies)?
Both are good. Some books I am perfectly happy with one and don't feel like there is a need for them to keep going, but there are some books where I must know more, and in that case I like series.




Do you have a favorite Bible character?
Probably Esther or Ruth. They are two women whose example I would like to follow.


Do you read Jane Austen? If so, what is your favorite book of hers?
Yes I do!! So far I've only read Pride and Prejudice, and I am half way through Emma, and I really like both of them so far!!

Rae asks...

What made you decide to start your blog? 
Well a little more than year ago I discovered Amy's blog and I was really enjoying it, which led to the discovery of many other period drama blogs and eventually I said, "This is what I want to do!" Also I wanted a way to get my writing out in the world a little bit more, so I started my blog!!



Why is this post Mr. Magorium themed? 
You can see my answer for this one above in Anna's questions :)


Have you seen North and South? Or read it? 
Yes I have! I've seen it and I began reading it while working at a bookstore with a friend, but I didn't own it so when the job was over I didn't get to finish it, but I still want to! Both a kind of funeral-happy, but they're still good!


What is your favourite couple in Emma? 

Definitely Emma and Mr. Knightly. But I like Harriet and Robert Martin too!



Do you prefer chocolate or other kinds of candy?
CHOCOLATE FOREVER AND EVER AMEN!!!

What L. M. Montgomery have you read?
I have read the entire Anne series, the entire Emily series, The Story Girl, The Golden Road, Chronicles of Avonlea, Further Chronicles of Avonlea, and I am half way through The Blue Castle. L. M. Montgomery is AMAZING!!!


So that's all the questions! I hope you guys enjoyed reading :) Btw, I changed my blog look again! What say you?


Talk to you all later!!