pink flamingos & old pictures

hey guys.  so recently I was reading this post by Morning, and I was really inspired to start writing more posts that are more interactive with  you guys.  I mean, this blog is for you guys and me, right? Sure I blog for myself, but I'm also doing it for you guys too.  So I'll still keep my "inspired" series, but hopefully some of the other posts are more kind of like...I don't depth? OK, that probably didn't make a whole lot of sense...but hopefully you kinda get my gist.

anyways, so the end of the school year is approaching soon, and while that's super awesome *smiles*, I'm probably not going to have a overflowing abundance of free time.  so that's just kinda a little warning if there's not a whole lot of posts around this time of the year. =)

so this morning I was going through a whole folder of pictures on my computer of photos from when I was younger.  like literally, they were from when I was like really little till like I don't know...five years ago? they were pretty cool :P It's amazing to see how much I've changed.  To think that the little girl in those photos was  and since I'm not planning to share any photos of myself, whether from years and years ago or a selfie I took two minutes ago, I can't really post a lot of those photos.  *sigh* But there were a few pictures from a zoo trip I went I thought I'd post them today.

yeah yeah, not the most interesting topic I know... but it was fun to look back on and I thought it'd be fun to post a few.

do you guys see that chick beside the bird? i mean, wow. compare that turtle to it and be amazed.

so yeah , that wraps up this post, and I hope you liked scrolling through.  Have an amazing week and don't forget to smile =)

- autumn 

inspired #04

“There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.” 

― Linda Grayson

♦ ♦ ♦ 

  the theme for this post was friendship, so yeah. and that quote is literally so on point too. 


s p r i n g

+ rainy days
+ green grass
+ blossoming flowers
+ flowy skirts
+ tree buds

+ the smell of earth
+ streams of sunshine
+ rushing brooks
+ combat boots

+ pastel colors
+ chirping birds 
+ gentle breezes

Ah, how wonderful is the advent of the Spring!—the great annual miracle.... which no force can stay, no violence restrain, like love, that wins its way and cannot be withstood by any human power, because itself is divine power. If Spring came but once in a century, instead of once a year, or burst forth with the sound of an earthquake, and not in silence, what wonder and expectation would there be in all hearts to behold the miraculous change!... We are like children who are astonished and delighted only by the second-hand of the clock, not by the hour-hand. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. Colossians 1:16

Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night. ~Rainer Maria Rilke

Recently the weather has been turning so beautiful, with sunshine-y days and gentle breezes, mixed in with a few gray days.  It's been a real spring, which is a welcome feeling from this past winter.  Like honestly, there is real green grass growing again, and it looks amazing.  Spring has got to be one of the most wonderful seasons - a time of renewal and freshness of life.  That's why I wanted to dedicate a post to spring, it's just so beautiful.  And the fact that the One who made all this still cares us - wow. I took all these pictures over the course of this past week, and it's been funny to see how much the weather changes in one week.  From summer weather down to dreary, wet days, and then back into the 60s...pretty cool.  And then I found some amazing quotes about spring, which, how could I resist showing you guys? =P

have a amazing week  ♥

Interview: O @ Life as a Young Lady

Hey guys =) So recently I had the honor of doing an interview with O from Life as a Young Lady (If you haven't already checked out her blog, what are you doing? You HAVE to check her out =P ) She also did an interview with me on her blog, if you wanted to check that out when she posts it.  I personally loved all her answers, so without further ado, here is O's (fabulous) interview!

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1. What's your name, or blogger name?
 O Williams is my blogger name, but I refer to myself as Olivia a lot on my blog so everyone's probably put the pieces together by now :P

2. What kinds of books do you like best? (genre)
 I mostly like futuristic dystopian (makes me sound weird, I know >_<) but that genre just seems interesting to me; I like reading people's theories on what's going to happen in the future.

3. What types of blogs do you like best? (writing, artistic, random)
 I really like all kinds of blogs--writing, reading, DIY, etc.--but I guess my favorite would be called lifestyle (I think?) because I like reading about people's lives and stuff.

4. What is your favorite food?
 EVERYTHING. LITERALLY EVERYTHING. (except for sweet potatoes, carrots, watermelon, and probably a couple of other things that I can't really stomach)

5.  Favorite blog(s)?
 I got asked this before and it was soooo hard because all of the blogs I follow are fantastic (of course they are, why else would be following them? :P), but I guess if I had to pick: Random Rants by RcubedNote + RainSelf Known, and Lynde Avenue

6. If you could possibly change your name, what would you change it to?
 I...have no clue. To be honest, the name Olivia fits me really well. I can't even imagine having another name but this one.

7. What is/was your least favorite subject in school?
 SCIENCEEE UGGHHH right now I'm taking Physical Science and I just wanna scream every time I crack open that textbook. Like what is up with all these equations to memorize? All this math I have to do in science class? Like seriously? Yeah I can't stand science. I'm also taking Early American History this year and it's boring me to tears.

8. Why did you start a blog? 
I actually started my blog because it was a school assignment: in eighth grade I had a computer class assignment to start a blog, and so I did! (It actually took me one Wordpress blog and another Blogger blog to get where I am today--which is still the bottom :P)

9. What do you like best about blogging?
 Ummm I think I would say I like interacting with my followers; I love when they comment responses to my post and I can tell they read it and stuff...I just like sharing myself with other people and them actually being interested in what I have to say. Because it's hard for me to experience that in real life.

10. If you could go to any country in the world, where would you go?
 Canada. It's really cold there but they mostly speak the closest English to ours and I've been there before several times so I'd be [sort of but not really] used to it.

11. What's your most favorite animal? 
Not really an animal person...I kind of have a major fear of all animals/bugs/etc....

12. What's your favorite midnight snack?
 I rarely ever get to have midnight snacks but when I do it's usually like chips or something lame like that haha

13. Who is the first person you call when you have a bad day? 
This is really unhealthy, but when I have a bad day I usually just bottle it up. And when I'm having a really bad day that I just can't handle, I pray about it.

14. Would you rather play basketball or hockey? 
Hmm...too short, scrawny, and slow for basketball...too scared of being hurt for hockey...I guess I'd go with...neither? :P

15.  Favorite Sundae topping? 
Never really eat family is vegan, I'm allergic to soy, and the kind of sundaes I can have (which I rarely ever find) don't really taste that good...

*claps* Thank you so much for letting me do this, O :) It was so much fun! If you haven't already, go check her blog out here :)

And I wish everyone a happy Easter. It is on this weekend we take the time to remember that Christ died for us (I mean, really, we do all the time, but especially on Easter/Good Friday) and how much He loves us. This time of the year is so special and we have so much to be grateful for.  Have a wonderful weekend  ♥

- autumn