A-Z Tag

Hi everyone. Happy Spring! A little bit ago I saw Tabi do the A-Z Tag and I thought it seemed fun, so I have decided to give it a go. Basically, you just put whatever pops into your head for each letter of the alphabet (pertaining to you)


A– Aesthetic

B– Bees are dying at an alarming rate

C– Chicago

D– Dogs

E– Energetic

F– Feminism

G– Goats

H– Hats

I– Indecisive

J– Jeans hater

K– Kid at heart

L– Lipstick

M– Memes

N– Naps

O– Outdoors

P– Pancakes

Q– a Queen

R– Reading

S– Sunrises/Sunsets

T– Tidy

U– Um

V– Vegan

W– Wanderlust

X– Xenodochial

Y– Yellow

Z– Zealous


Since Tabi tagged everyone, I’m also tagging everyone! I would love to see what you guys choose!

Alicia

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Who Am I Tag

Hi everyone, so I’ve seen a ton of people do this tag, and I’ve decided to do it as well, because who doesn’t want to know more about me? All jokes aside, this is actually a really cool tag because the questions aren’t “What’s your favorite color?” or “What’s your mom’s name?” but really intriguing questions. Let’s get started.


What is the meaning of my name?

There are a few different meanings of my name, but since I am predominantly German, I’m going to use the German meaning, which is sweet. I can be sweet sometimes, key word is sometimes.

What is my Myer-Briggs personality type?

My personality type is INTJ, also known as the architect. My %s are Introverted – 67%, Intuitive – 69%, Thinking – 86%, Judging – 60%, Turbulent – 94%. Almost no one believes that my introverted % should be that high (or be on the introverted scale at all) because when I’m around people I know and am comfortable with I’m super outgoing and I can talk A LOT, but I’m really awkward and anxious in new social situations so… I don’t know.

What is my Zodiac Sign?

I’m a Gemini (June 12th and don’t forget it… kidding) Everyone gives Geminis so much shit and I still have no idea why. I mean everyone thinks all Geminis have that double personality thing going or whatever (but who doesn’t have a double personality). Like I can really hit it off with someone and then I’ll be like “yeah I’m a Gemini” and all of a sudden they’re out the door. Obviously, this isn’t always but it has happened at least once, which it shouldn’t.

What is my Hogwarts House?

I took the quiz and I got a tie between Gryffindor and Slytherin… That makes 0 sense. I’m basically Draco and Hermione’s love child. I dig that

What are my learning styles? 

I got a multimodal learning preference which basically means I can learn from any of the VARK methods. I did get the most for kinesthetic, but only by 1.

Am I right or left brain dominant?

I got equal. 44% left and 56% right, so I’m a little bit more right brained but not too much.

What is my Blood Type?

O positive. The Red Cross sends me emails like 5 times a day asking me to donate.

What career am I meant to have?

I GOT SOCIAL ACTIVIST AND I AM CACKLING THAT IS SO TRUE

Which Divergent Faction do I belong in?

Okay, I never read/watched any of the Divergent books/movies. Well I watched about 10 minutes of one and it reminded me too much of the Hunger Games (which I also didn’t like) so I have no idea what this means, but I got the Divergent faction.

What does my birth order say about me?

I’m the firstborn in my family and it basically says that I am a natural leader, ambitious, and responsible. I can be a leader when I have to, I am usually ambitious, and I’m pretty responsible (unless I have to make my own doctor appointments… no thanks)


Okay that was really fun, I learned a lot about myself through this and I hope you guys all learned something about me too. I am not going to tag people because I feel like everyone should do this, If you end up completing this tag, tag me in it or something because I want to know how similar/different we are!

Alicia

Ringing in the New Year Tag

Hi everyone, I was just tagged this morning by Sophie from Blame Chocolate for the Ringing in the New Year tag. Now, I’m not really a book blog… I don’t think I’ve ever posted anything book related actually, however, I’m an avid reader and follow quite a few book blogs. So, I figured I’d give a whirl at this tag. Once again thanks to Sophie for the tag and don’t forget to give her blog a look.


Best book/series you’ve read in 2016?

I read the book The Girls by Emma Cline and I really loved it. It’s a book that takes place in the late 60s, about Evie Boyd and her friends. Evie becomes enthralled with a girl Suzanne and her friend group and drops everything to become as close to them as possible. Then shit gets real and I don’t want to spoil anything. I really loved that book and I hope to read more of Cline’s work this year.

Authors that you’ve recently found and would like to read more of in the new year

Emma Cline, as I just said haha.

Most anticipated book turned TV/Movie show

Technically I haven’t yet read the book either, however, a friend has recommended The Mountain Between Us and it is in my top 10 books to read this year. So, if the book does live up to my friend’s rave reviews then I would love to see the movie.

Name a character that you wouldn’t mind sharing a kiss with at midnight

I feel like every book I read, girls are main characters. Any guy in any book I almost ever read is a douche and I don’t want to kiss them, so shit, maybe Marley from Marley and Me is the only one I’d want to kiss.

What’s on my TBR for 2017?

Okay, I have 25 books that I own that I need to read, and then about 250 links bookmarked to books I need to buy. I don’t have a set list. Basically, I just pick up a book and start reading, so I don’t really have like a set TBR.

How many books do you plan to read in 2017?

My goal is 52, one a week, but I know that things happen where I won’t bring a book on vacation or once school starts up and I’m too busy studying. But for now, my goal is 52.

Will you participate in the Goodreads reading challenge or any other?

I’m participating in the Beat the Backlist challenge this year so I really don’t want to join a ton of challenges, but I would definitely join the Goodreads reading challenge in the future.

Any New Year’s resolutions (bookish, blogging, or otherwise)?

I have my New Year’s Resolutions post up so I have a few for all of those categories 🙂


Well, that tag was actually really fun and it makes me want to sit down and read. I’m not going to tag anyone because I have seen a few people do it and I don’t really know how many of my followers love reading and I don’t want to pressure anyone into doing this tag. So, if you want to have a go at the this tag, be my guest 🙂

Alicia

Blogger Recognition Award

Hi everyone, I was nominated by Jamie the other day for the Blogger Recognition award. Thank you so much for nominating me and I definitely recommend checking her blog out, it’s one of my favorites. Let’s get started.


Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Write a post to show your award.
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  • Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
  • Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.

How I started blogging:

I have been blogging since I was 14. I stumbled upon someone’s summer bucket list blog and I decided that I wanted to make one as well. So, that summer and the summer after, my friend Molly and I made a summer bucket list blog. We are no longer friends, however, I wanted to continue blogging so I have made a few blogs over my lifetime to continue blogging, mainly just random writings and a bit of food tracking. However, last October, I decided that I wanted to document my time in college so that’s how I started this blog.

2 pieces of advice to new bloggers:

The biggest piece of advice I have is to be social. Follow people, like people’s posts, comment on posts, etc. With all of my other blogs I never did that, however, with this blog, I like, comment, and follow so many people’s blogs and have met so many awesome people because of it.

Another thing is to be consistent. If you’re going to post like once a month people really won’t follow you or keep up with you. I’m not saying you have to post daily, but make a schedule and try to stick with it. Yes, there will be times that you won’t be able to maintain it, say during finals or vacations, but definitely try your hardest to stick to a schedule that is pretty frequent.

I nominate:

Lu Reads       Blame Chocolate        Unexpected in Common Hours      Sit Back and Just Live

Fabled Haven       Renxkyoko’s Space          Pirate Patty         Beafree       PTContender

Kisses from Jess        Styled by Lauren        Idiot Views        A Dreamer’s Library

Mermaid Moon Child       Maggie’s Simple Life

 

Once again, thank you to Jamie for nominating me for this award and be sure to check out everyone that I nominated because they are definitely some of my favorite blogs to read!

Alicia

Black Cat Blue Sea Award: Part Dos

Hi everyone, yesterday I was nominated by Lia from Lost in a Story to do the Black Cat Clue Sea Award. I wasn’t going to do it, since I’ve done it and blogmas, but Lia gave me a bonus questions having to deal with my blog title so I figured I would go on and do the award anyway. Let’s get to it.

The Rules:

  1. Anybody nominated can nominate eight other bloggers.
  2. The nominee answers three questions posed by the nominator.
  3. The questions you ask while nominating can be any three questions.
  4. If any of the questions asked are offensive or the nominee simply does not want to answer, the nominee does not have to answer them to earn the award.

My answers to Lia’s Questions:

  1. What are you most passionate about? I don’t really think there is one thing that shines about above the most, so nothing I guess
  2. Have you ever considered stopping blogging? And why? I have taking blogging hiatuses in the past where I thought I’d never blog again, but I miss it. I miss the people, I miss the feedback, I miss writing. With blogging, it gives me an excuse to write, it makes me write, if you will. When I don’t have a blog, I don’t write as much, and that in itself is a reason to not stop blogging.
  3. What is your favourite hobby? Probably writing
  4. Bonus Questions: What does your blog name mean and how do you pronounce it? Okay, so my blog name is Live Pulchritudinously. Pulchritude is just a synonym for beautiful. So my blog name means Live Beautifully. Pulchritudinous is pronounced (pull-cri(like Chris but without the s)-tude-in-ous)

My Questions:

  1. Why did you start blogging?
  2. What is your favorite holiday?
  3. What is/was your favorite part of school?

I’m not going to nominate anyone for this because most of the people I woul have nominated for this has either already won it or are doing blogmas and probably have no free blogging time. If you want to do this, please do as I am curious as to what the answers to te questions I asked are.

Until tomorrow’s Blogmas post

Alicia

The Winter Wonderland Tag

Hi everyone, Debbie from Debbie’s Library tagged me to do The Winter Wonderland Tag. Be sure to check out her blog, very cool stuff. When I saw this I got extremely excited. I am one of those people who believe the Holiday season starts November 1st. When my local radio station started playing Christmas music on Friday at 4:05pm you better believe that I was ready just like I’m ready for this tag.


The Questions

Do you like the cold?- okay okay okay okay. So unless you live in Russia, some of those most extreme winters are found in Midwest and upper North America. I do not like when the temperature is -7 degrees Fahrenheit and with the wind-chill it feels like -20 degrees Fahrenheit. I do not enjoy the cold where I can’t walk 5 feet outside with wet hair and have it be frozen. I do enjoy colder weather. I like being able to see my breath in the air and being able to go out comfortably with a hat, gloves, coat, and scarf. I don’t even mind when my nose is red from the cold. So, I like the cold, I just don’t like the extreme cold Chicago and Wisconsin choose to bestow on me most days from November to April

Favorite part about Winter- Going to the German Christkindlmarket every year with some family and friends after breakfast at Seventh on Heaven.

Does it snow where you live- DOES IT SNOW?!?!?!? All I can say is hell yes it snows.

Favorite clothing item in winter- Scarves. I can wear them with sweaters if it’s somewhat decent of a temperature outside or with my winter coats for when it’s a lot colder

Your favorite winter memory- Probably last winter when I came home from San Diego and seeing my sister because of how excited she was.

Favorite hot drink- Peppermint Mochas from Starbucks. Soy milk and no whipped cream of course.

Best winter book to read curled up in a blanket- Milk and Honey- Rupi Kaur

Best winter movie to watch- How the Grinch Stole Christmas, the real version not the cartoon one. It is hardly ever on anymore and it is always a treat when it does make its appearance on ABC family.

Do you do any winter sports (skiing, snowboarding, ice-skating)- Okay, story time. A. No I cannot do any of these things. When I was in fourth grade, my best friend had her birthday at an ice skating rink. Her mom and my mom (she was our neighbor so it was convenient) piled 10 girls into their minivans and we made our way to the rink. Like most of the other girls who went, I also had never ice skated. A bunch of my friends and I stayed on the edge holding onto the railing so we could get the hang of skating. As I was trying to skate I stepped too far forward or the girl in front of me stopped quickly (I don’t remember it was 10 years ago) and basically we linked skates and both ended up on the ground. She was fine but I ended up falling directly on top of the other skate, piercing my butt. My butt was bleeding, my pants had ripped, I was crying, and finally ended up with a bruise the size of a softball and couldn’t sit for weeks.

Favorite Christmas/Holidays/New Year tradition- Every year on New Year’s Eve, I go to one of my two friends’ house and we do a secret Santa gift exchange and then wait until midnight to ring in the new year together with a ton of super cute photographs.


I Nominate…

Triz          Sally          Anna          Cassie          Jenny          Lia          Britt


Hope you guys all take part in this and can’t wait to see what you guys say!

Alicia