Wherein an Explosion Occurred in the Blogging Universe

by - 2:22 PM

Hello all! Welcome to my corner of the Internet! I had a spectacular introduction cooked up, but it seems all my plans have abandoned me at my utmost time of need.

So. We shall see what my completely confuzzled cranium decides to create.

Firstly, my name is Mary. I've been exploring the blogging world for quite some time now (almost a year), reading all my friends' delightful blogs and bombarding their comments sections with nonsense. I finally buckled down and started my own blog, Sunshine and Scribblings!

Here are some random tidbits about me because you obviously are dying to know more about this wonderful person, aren't you? :)

~ I am obsessed with Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. (The only real Elves are those from Middle-earth.)
~ I'm still checking my closet for Narnia. (You never know when you might discover it!)
~ I live and breathe books. They are necessary for survival. *nods*
~ I love the cold, and winter is my favorite season. (Although autumn is an equally delightful time of year.)
~ Writing is in my blood. I fancy myself to be a writer and am hoping to use this blog as a place to strengthen my writing skills and connect with other writers.
~ I have a fairly odd obsession with umbrellas. (I mean, c'mon. They're just plain awesome! Besides, they're also called bumbershoots, which is such a fun name.)
~ I also have an obsession with Star Wars and Pirates of the Caribbean, and you will find me quoting them on a daily basis, savvy?
~ Gingerbread is the best cookie ever. End of discussion.
~ I desire to learn Elvish and archery. (Do I even need to explain this one?)
~ I play the violin.
~ I love classics, especially Pride and Prejudice. (Also, Jane Austen novels are beautimous things <3)
~ I firmly believe in happily ever afters.
~ I listen to Christmas music in the summer.
~ I have a severe case of wanderlust.
~ Antique stores and bookstores are my downfall. Seriously, they do significant damage to my pocketbook.
~ I would love to visit the '50s.
~ I am a terrible multi-tasker, unfortunately. I can't even listen to music while I write.
~ Disney movies are the answer to anything.
~ I'm a neat freak and germaphobe. (Germs are serial killers, I swear.)
~ Cookies solve any and all problems.
~ I'm an introvert whose idea of a good time is snuggling beneath blankets with a cup of cocoa and a book.
~ I love all the arts, if you couldn't already tell. Music and art fuel my passion.
~ Most importantly, I am a child of the King of kings. Jesus is my Savior and the reason I live.

Well, I think I've bored you long enough. Thanks so very much for stopping by! I look forward to partaking in this adventure called Life with all you lovely people! ^_^

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  1. Eeep, you have a blog! ^_^ *is excited*

    Oh my goodness, THAT LIST!! *flail* I think I'm like two thirds of those things! :D LotR, Narnia, books, writing, happily ever afters, BOOKSTORES, neat freak, introvert, lover of arts and Christian... SO MUCH SIMILAR! :D (I totally want to learn Elvish and archery too...)

    I wouldn't say I'm obsessed with umbrellas, Star Wars, and PotC but I definitely enjoy all three of them! (Bumbershoots?? O_O THAT IS SO COOL!) I'm not sure I've ever had true gingerbread but I want some now...

    You play the violin?? COOL! I've always thought violins, cellos etc. are some of the most beautiful sounds! ^_^

    You could never bore us! This was an awesome post! ^_^ (I also approve of your Tolkien quote and Legolas fangirldom on the side. ;))

    Congratulations on embarking on this epic journey! I hope you will enjoy blogging and I look forward to future posts! :D (Now I just need there to be a "follow by email" option. XD)


  2. Aaaah, thank you so much!!! Your comment totally made my day ^_^

    *flails with you* OH MY GOODNESS WE ARE SO SIMILAR!!! Books and Tolkien and art just make my heart happy.

    Hehe, I have quite a few...obsessions. I think (?) I highlighted most of them in this list, but I seriously love a lot of things so I'm not sure. (Isn't it such a cool name?? I just love saying it.) *le gasp* You've never had gingerbread?? You MUST try it! It's sooo scrumptious.

    Yes, I do! I love all the stringed instruments as well :)

    Aww, you're so sweet <333 (They were necessities. XD)

    I'm sure I will! I have literally no idea what I'm doing at this point, but we shall see how it goes. (I really need to figure out how to add that. I just got this up and running this afternoon so I haven't fooled around a whole lot yet.)

    D'AWW YOU'RE DA SWEETEST THING!!! Thank you so much :D :D :D

  3. Well, look at you! Your own blog! Too cool :-)

    I'm with you on almost all of those things you listed. I disagree about cookies (chocolate-chip forevah) and I'm not actually obsessed with umbrellas (just fond of them), I'm not a neat freak, and I don't play the violin (piano and trumpet, and once upon a time, flute). But aside from that, absolutely! Mmmm, I do love winter. Especially when it's Actually Winter, filled with glittery snow, and not a lame excuse like this winter has been so far. I keep hoping.

    Anyway, good luck with the blog! I look forward to watching it take off and soar :-) Since you love period dramas like P&P05, are you thinking of joining Miss Laurie's Period Drama Challenge?

    1. Awww, thank you so much, Hamlette <3

      Oooh, chocolate chip cookies are YUM! (Cookies in general are just scrumptious little pieces of heaven!) That's so cool that you play all those instruments! I love the piano and was actually considering taking flute at one point. AND YES! You totally understand me! The snow and cold weather MAKE it winter!

      Thank you! I'll have to check that out, but it sounds like something I'd definitely be interested in. Thank you so much for commenting!


    I think we're like long lost sisters or something, because almost every single thing on your list is totally me! It's crazy! (Middle Earth Elves! *fistpump*)

    I am just ecstatic you have a blog! Are you going to put the Google Friends Connect widget thing so I can follow you? That way your new posts will appear on my dashboard and I can read all the new Mary-goodness. ^_^


      We totally are!!! I always find myself nodding along when I read your blogs because WE ARE SO SIMILAR! (Yesh! Middle-earth Elves all the way!)

      Thank youuuuu! <333 I will definitely have to add that! There are still a bunch of things I have to tweak on my baby bloggie. Thank you so much, girl!

  5. Welcome to the blogging world and I love your introduction here! :) It looks like we have a lot in common... LOTR, Austen, Disney, etc. etc. etc?!?!? Yay! Most exciting. ;D I look forward to popping in and reading more as you're able to post!

    ~Heidi P. - http://ladyofanorien.blogspot.com/

    1. Thank you ever so much! Yes, it sounds like we do! It's always wonderful to meet people who share my interests :) I was skimming through your blog, and it looks positively splendid! I look forward to reading your blog as well! Thank you so much for all your kind words.

  6. You started one! THIS IS SO EXCITING!!!!

    Lovely introduction! Yep, basically, yes. Can't wait for more posts! WELCOME TO THE BLOGOSPHERE!!!!!!! :D

  7. D'awww thanks, girl! YOU'RE DA SWEETEST <3

    Eeee, thank you so much! I can't wait to do more posts, and I'm so glad to have you along for the ride :D

  8. Wow, all of those things on the list are true to me as well! The only exceptions are: I like chocolate chip over gingerbread, I play piano(not violin), I'm mediocre(not awful) at multi-tasking, and I only like(not love, sadly) umbrellas.

    Anyways, I love the way you have this blog set up, and I'll look forward to reading your future posts. Thanks again for linking my sites! :)

    1. Mmm...chocolate chip cookies are delicious, too! I really just love any cookie ever because, I mean, who doesn't like cookies? The piano is a lovely instrument! I sadly don't play it as of yet, although I've taken a couple lessons. I hope to eventually be able to do more than just bang on the keys ;)

      You're so sweet! Thank you so much for commenting! And 'twas no trouble at all! I very much enjoy your lovely blogs :)

  9. YOU STARTED A BLOG, YOU STARTED A BLOG!!! *happy dance* I's excited, if you can't already tell.

    That's a wonderful list, and many of them fit me as well. LotR, Narnia, introvert, writing, interest in archery, arts, Disney (well, most of their movies--not all), cookies... ^_^

    I can't wait to see what you'll be posting in the future! <3

    1. P.S. Ack, you're so sweet for linking to my blog! Thank you!

    2. YES I DID, AND I'M SO EXCIIIIITED! Your enthusiasm is making me even more stoked! ^_^

      Eeeee, yes! You can't go wrong with any of those things. (Well, except being an introvert. It makes social gatherings...challenging. XD)

      Thank you so much!! <333

      P.S. YOU'RE the sweet one for always being so encouraging! I always love hearing anything from my Tracey :D

  10. You may or may not have known this already but, in case you didn't...WE ARE KINDRED SPIRITS. I am THRILLED that you have finally started a blog! Congratulations!!!!

    Thanks for linking to my blog, by the way.


    P.S. How in the world did you end up with 15 comments on your first post??? You lucky chick. TELL ME YOUR SECRETS.

    1. YES! We totally are! Just by reading your blog, conversing with you over the comments section, and looking at your Pinterest account I can tell we have a lot of things in common :) Thank you so much! <3

      My pleasure! The world needs your blog :)

      P.S. Well, it wasn't anything I did. I've gotten to know quite a few bloggers, and I've been consistently commenting on their blogs. They wanted me to let them know when I got my blog up-and-running so I did. They were just kind enough to comment!

  11. I LOVE LOTR, too! My favorite movies of all time!! Narnia is Enchanting, exciting and wonderful. Antique stores...I LOVE them. Books are awesome! Star Wars and Pirates? YES! Archery and Elvish? Right on. :) And Jesus above all. He is the best! Blessings, Morgan

    1. EEEEP YES! LotR is the best! They're my favorite movies of all time, too!

      Thanks SO much for commenting, Morgan! It's always wonderful meeting other like-minded people in the blogging world :)

  12. Welcome welcome welcome! We have so much in common! :D

    1. Thank you thank you thank you! Yay, another twin! *links arms and strolls into the sunset with you*


Hey, look at you. You found the comments section. *applauds* So proud.

Now, if you're nice and keep your comment clean, I miiiiight just give you a cookie. *grins*