My 17th Birthday| The Gifts

I never do this. Ever.

Until today.

This is a ‘what I got’ post. What I got for my birthday. My birthday is today by the way… 😀

First off…the photography stuff. Continue reading “My 17th Birthday| The Gifts”

Crazy Easy Valentine’s Silly Putty


So…I was sitting around one day thinking about Valentine’s. I like crafting and almost anything diy. Then I was having fun on pinterest and came across something called diy silly putty. So I put my own twist on it!


  • Arrowroot powder (or cornstarch).
  • Dish soap (preferably colored, instead of white or clear.).
  • 1 tbsp measuring spoon.
  • heart shaped cookie cutter ❤ .


This is the very basic method:

  1. Put 2.5 tbsp of arrowroot powder into bowl.
  2. Pour 1.5 tbsp of dish soap into bowl.
  3. Stir together.
  4. Knead with hands.
  5. Shape with cookie cutter.
  6. You may also add food coloring if you want more color.

One thing I noticed is I had to add more arrowroot to the mixture so it wouldn’t be sticky. If it’s too dry, add soap. Too wet? Add arrowroot.


haha. Just being silly (get the pun?) 🙂 .


Merry Christmas!






“For to us a child is born,
    to us a son is given;
and the government shall be upon his shoulder,
    and his name shall be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
 Of the increase of his government and of peace
    there will be no end,
on the throne of David and over his kingdom,
    to establish it and to uphold it
with justice and with righteousness
    from this time forth and forevermore.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.”

~Isaiah 9:6-7

“No one is really neutral about whether Christmas is true. If the Son of God was really born in a manger, then we have lost the right to be in charge of our lives. Who can be objective about a claim that, if it is true, means you’ve lost control of your life? You can’t be.” ~Tim Keller, Hidden Christmas (page 72)

Merry Christmas!



Merry Christmas!


Christmas Tree Drawing

This is a simple post!

A very simple drawing, too. I drew a Christmas tree for my very last art class ever. You probably know I stopped art classes. But this was my very last drawing. My art teacher’s words were: “It’s harder than it looks.”. And my friends, it actually was a LOT harder than it looks. One advantage is that most anyone could probably do it just by looking at it! But it was a lot of fun just the same. 🙂


Title: “The Christmas Tree” Drawing by: Me 🙂 Media: Mixed. metallic marker,  prismacolor colored pencils, black ink pen, green and black sharpie markers.


So, Merry Christmas (soon!) from The Misty Mountain ;p  !


12 Christmas Questions



Everyone is posting Christmas stuff. Not too surprising…seeing as though Christmas is a little more than a week away! EEEEKKKKK. I am so going crazy right now. I didn’t get tagged to do this but I wanted to anyway. Who am I going to tag? If you’re reading this post right now YOU ARE TAGGED. That’s right. All of you are doing this next (if you want to) 🙂 .

So here goes nothing…

1. What is your favorite Christmas tradition?

Oh, without a doubt putting up the tree and each of us putting on our special ornaments. A close second is us siblings getting/making each other gifts every year. 



2. Where do you spend Christmas?

It varies every single year. The common factor is it’s normally with extended family. This year we’re spending it with friends 🙂 . Something new I guess.

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3. What is your favorite Christmas song?

Oh…that’s a good one. I have a lot of favorites. Some of them are “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” (Bing Crosby or Josh Groban), “Believe” (my favorite person who sings this is Jackie Evancho), “Silent Night” (no particular artist), and then another one is “Baby Please Come Home” (I’m thinking of Michael Buble’s version). 



4. Do you decorate before or after Thanksgiving?

We literally start decorating right after Thanksgiving. That’s when the tree shows up 🙂 . 


5. Tinsel or Garland?

Always garland, never tinsel here. 



6. Who are you most excited to see this Christmas season?

Our friends.

Not these friends exactly, but they’re friends so it works, right? 😉


7. Do you own an ugly Christmas sweater?

Hmmm. I am not quite sure if I do or not. I would say no…but then, what defines an ‘ugly’ Christmas sweater?


8. What is one Christmas food you cannot live without?

That’s a rather strong way of putting it. But one that I love on Christmas and Thanksgiving both is mashed potatoes and gravy. One funsy is peppermint bark (so good!).  🙂




9. Peppermint or Gingerbread?

Peppermint. I’m a spicy girl 🙂 . 


10. Have you ever tried a fruit cake?

No, but I wish I had. 😦

11. What is one thing you asked for this Christmas?

Oh, easy one! My DSLR camera (I already got it, too!). 


12. If you could be any Christmas movie character, who would you be?

I think I would be Mary Bailey from “It’s a Wonderful Life”. 



Now it’s your turn! Don’t forget to mention that I tagged you!

Merry Christmas soon!