Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Review

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After I finished Star Trek: TNG, I needed something new to watch during quarantine. I had already watched the pilot of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries a couple of years ago, but never continued. I decided to give it another try. I’m very glad I did!

The show follows the adventures of the Honorable Miss Phryne Fisher, a wealthy woman living in Melbourne during the late 1920’s. She’s certainly not a “typical” woman for that time period. She loves to speed in her new motorcar, marriage doesn’t interest her in the least, and she runs her own detective business. Helping her investigate her cases are her companion, Dot, Detective Inspector Jack Robinson, and Constable Hugh Collins, along with some other regularly-appearing characters.

There were a lot of things I loved about this show, but also a few things I disliked. I’ll be discussing them in this post!

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3 Things I Learned from Giving Up Social Media

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So as some of you might know (I’ve mentioned it on the blog before a few times), I gave up social media for Lent this year. It was about 47 days of no Snapchat, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, VSCO, Goodreads, or Pinterest.

I did this last year as well, but I kind of failed. My willpower gave out about halfway through. I really wanted to try it again this year and commit! So that’s what I did. I learned a lot of things throughout this challenge, so I thought I’d share some of the them with you guys!

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Star Trek: The Next Generation Recap

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Although Star Trek might not necessarily be of interest to most of my readers, I just recently finished up all seven seasons of The Next Generation, its most popular and arguably best show of the franchise. I have been blogging for years and have always done a Star Trek recap on whatever show I have finished (TOS and VOY so far), so I thought I’d continue the tradition here. ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ll start with my top 5 favorite episodes, top 5 worst episodes, a character ranking, and finally some rambly thoughts on the show. Let’s get started! (Be warned: this will be a long post. I’m a shameless Trekkie and I have a LOT of thoughts. ๐Ÿ˜‚)

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Busting the Quarantined Blues

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If you’re like me, you’ve been at home all month. When my extroverted self heard the news that my school was switching to remote instruction, I died a little inside. What am I supposed to do with no social interaction besides my family for so long?!

The break hasn’t been as bad as I thought it would be. On day who-knows-what of not leaving the house, I’m a little stir crazy, but I’ve been able to do a lot of things I normally wouldn’t be able to do with school still in session — especially since this quarantine happens to fall during Lent, so I can’t use social media or watch YouTube like I normally would be.

Are you looking for things to do while you’re quarantined? I’ve compiled a list of some things that I’ve been doing to stay sane! ๐Ÿ™‚ Hopefully some of them look like fun and will inspire you!

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My Top 10 Favorite Music Artists/Bands

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Music. I listen to it a lot; I used to almost constantly. And one thing about me — when I find a band or singer I love . . . I LOVE them. When I find a new band, you can be positive I’ll listen to their music on replay for a few weeks, then listen consistently for years afterward. ๐Ÿ˜›

I’m also quite picky about my music. With my Christian music, the lyrics need to be unique and interesting OR the singer needs to be really passionate about what he’s singing about. Preferably both. With my non-Christian music, the songs just need to be bops. I’m less picky about non-Christian. ๐Ÿ˜› Most of these bands/singers don’t swear, either, in case you’re concerned about that.

So, I thought I’d compile a list of all my favorite bands or singers, ending with my very favorite at the number one spot. Here we go!

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Recently – March 2020 (#2)

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It’s been a pretty crazy month, hasn’t it? With the COVID-19 outbreak and stay-at-home orders, schools being cancelled, and stores being shut down, it’s pretty hard for people.

I think it definitely is good in a way, though. It provides time to relax and take a break from the business. When we come back to school or work, we’ll enjoy it a little more because of the long break. It teaches us to rely on God more, too. We aren’t in control, but He is, and He knows what He’s doing.

Anyway, this is what I’ve been doing with my free time this month! ๐Ÿ™‚

This is a lovely picture I got on one of my many walks.
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Bookshelf Tour (#1)

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I absolutely LOVE books — not only reading them, but collecting them. They’re one of my major weaknesses. I’ll already have 3 copies of one book and buy another one because it’s pretty, or vintage, or I just found it for a good deal at a thrift store. This is probably why I own hundreds and hundreds of them . . . I regret nothing. ๐Ÿ˜‚

I have four different bookshelves throughout my house which hold all of my books, so I thought it would be fun to give you guys a look at some of them, how I organize my shelves, and what I have in my collection! I have too many to show all of their covers, but I’ll share some pictures of particularly cool volumes.

The first one I’ll be doing a post about it one hanging on a wall of my bedroom. This is what catches your attention when you first walk into the room, so I have mostly collectors’ volumes of books and ones that have pretty spines. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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An Afternoon Walk (Photos)

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I’m here with a quick post just to share some photos I took on a long walk my sister and I went on this afternoon. We’ve been cooped up in the house without leaving it (except walks) for about six days, so we spent a long time exploring our neighborhood. We are blessed with lots of nice walking trails around us, so there’s always somewhere new to go.

I thought this heart-shaped puddle was so cool!
My sister running and getting her energy out. I did the same thing. ๐Ÿ˜›

Thanks for reading!

Which photo was your favorite? Have you been going on a lot of walks to get out of the house too? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Lydia

My Planning Method (Organized and Color-Coded)

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Anyone who knows me knows I’m a very organized person (or at least I try to be!). I love planning out my days and weeks and knowing exactly what I need to accomplish before it’s over. This is especially helpful because as a high school student, I’m always super busy! It seems like I always have something going on or a school project that’s due. I know that applies to a lot of people.

Over the past few months I’ve made a system that has really helped me and worked for me, so I thought I’d share it with you guys!

Recently – February 2020 (#1)

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I used to do this annual “Recently” series on a couple of my old blogs, and I thought since it’s technically the end of February (I’m a little late) I’d do one of those for this week’s post. It’s just a way for me to look back on the month and see what I’ve gotten accomplished. Since I’ve just gotten back into blogging, I don’t have many pictures, but hopefully in the future I’ll have more of those, too.

I’m adding a bunch of different categories for all of my different interests — of course, the staples such as what I’ve been reading, listening to, and watching, but also some others. ๐Ÿ™‚

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This background picture is a beautiful winter scene we saw during a drive this month. 

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