Monday, November 30, 2015

Remembering L. M. Montgomery

    Happy birthday to one of my most favourite authors EVER! 

L. M. Montgomery
Lucy Maud Montgomery

      She penned the Anne of Green Gables series, Emily of New Moon series, and The Story Girl (just to name few;) I thought it would be fun to share a few of my favourite quotes with you, as I'm sure you've seen them popping up here and there already!   (all photos courtesy of Pinterest)

Isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet? - Anne Shirley (L.M. Montgomery):

Free printables of L.M. Montgomery quotes from

L.M. Montgomery, The Selected Journals, Vol. 3:1921-1929:

Free printables of L.M. Montgomery quotes from

Miss Montgomery you kissed my cheek when I was a child and I have smiled ever since because of that touch:

     Now that I've gotten that out, have you read any of her books?  Which one is your favourite? Seriously, I'd love to know!


Friday, November 27, 2015

All Saints Day 2015

Hello there!  Whew! November? All ready? It sure snuck up on me this year! Happy-Day-After -Thanksgiving! (because that's totally a legitimate holiday :)

Anyways. Here are my dolls' costumes for All Saints Day (which was Nov. 1. don't laugh)

Lily dressed up as St. Bernadette 

                             St. Bernadette was a little French girl from Lourdes, France. When she
                           was fourteen years old, Our Lady appeared to her in a grotto (a niche in 
                           a rock) and gave her a very important message for the whole world.

You can read more about Saint Bernadette here.

Here we have Bridget dressed as St. Elizabeth of Hungary.
Fun Fact: I took her as my Confirmation saint :)

As you can see, St. Elizabeth was a Hungarian princess in the
early part of the 13th century ( High Middle Ages ).

She married the landgrave of Thuringia (Germany) and, after his 
death devoted the rest of her short life to the poor and sick, founding 
many hospitals. Read more here.

And finally, Felicity as St. Genevieve. 

Saint Genevieve lived near Paris in the 5th century.

It is said that when Attila and his Huns threatened to overtake
Paris, she encouraged the people to fast and pray. Thus, Paris was 
saved and she is now known as its patroness. 

More on this brave saint here.

  So, did you have a favourite costume? I think mine is Bridget's, but its hard to decide ;)

  Did all of you American readers have a nice Thanksgiving?  I can't believe its that time of year again! I mean, Christmas was last year, wasn't it? Well, there are lots of fun things to look forward to!
Tomorrow is my family's annual "Wreath Making" party at my grandparents house.  Everyone goes out into the woods and picks greens (pine, spruce, laurel, berries and, if it's a good year, Princess Pine!) So much fun!

  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


p.s. My dad and my brother took me on a trip to a doll clothes shop nearby. I believe I've mentioned it before;) I'll share pictures soon!

p.p.s Gearing up for another sale next week! Wish me luck!