Crackers…just crackers.


I recently downloaded the WordPress app but never got around to posting (heck, I haven’t posted even on the computer…yikes). So today I’ve decided to give it a go.

So what am I going to talk about today?

Crackers my darlings.

Homemade saltines, attempted for the very first time today. And you all get to hear about it.

For some odd reason I found myself slightly nervous to make them. Sure, everyone on Pinterest was raving how easy they were to make…but I don’t trust people of the Internet that easily.


My mum ended up sending me a few recipes then threatened me talked me into making them.

So I printed up The Prudent Homemaker’s recipe and got to work.

Now I did make some minor changes to her recipe. Instead of shortening, I used butter and instead of kosher salt I used Himalayan pink salt. And instead of kneading by hand, I cheated and did everything in my Kitchenaid mixer. The dough was a little dry so I added about a tsp of water and kneaded it some more.

The dough looked something like this:


It smelled like the butter fairies had come and kissed it.

Now that the dough was kneaded, I had to…DUN DUN DUN! ROLL THE DOUGH OUT!

I can do a lot of things, but rolling dough out sadly isn’t one of those things. After putting on some purple Hulk pants, I got really angry and rolled the dough out. It was fairly thin.


At this point I was tempted to throw that sucker on the pan and cook it up as one giant cracker. But no, I was a good girl and made it look pretty.


After that I used my pastry cutter to make a bunch of little squares (were all they all perfectly two inches? Hahahah…no.), plastered them with water and salt, and threw them into the oven. They took a total of 12 minutes to cook and came out looking like this:


They only look half eaten because as I was on my fifth cracker, I remembered to take a picture. Long story short, Mission: Crackers was a success.

So there you have it folks. After weeks of not posting all I have to offer to you is my adventures in cracker making.







Now my dear readers…may the force be with you!

*drops the mic*

Personality Type Interview: INTJ Drew


Yippe! Back and ready to finish posting these! The interviewee, Drew, was really fun to talk with and I loved reading his answers.

Name: Drew Kirst

Age: 16

Personality Type: INTJ

Gender: Male

A bit about me: I’m a guitarist/singer/songwriter who lives on a small hobby farm and has been homeschooled all his life. I enjoy reading and writing and am approximately 98.2% awesome.

Me: When taking the test, did you ever receive a result that differs from your personality type now? Or have you always consistently been this type?

Drew: Well, I’ve only taken the test two or three times… I’ve always got the same type except once when it was INTP instead of INTJ.

Do you think your personality type affects your writing at all?

D: I would assume so… I put a bit of my personality into everything– my music, my interactions with people, my own thoughts… It would logically follow that it affects my writing as well.

Do you fit into any of your personality type stereotypes?

D: From what I’ve read, pretty much all of them. There are one or two little things that fit the INTP a bit better, but for the most part it’s right on.

How do you handle positive emotions?

D: You say that like positive emotions are a bad and/or unusual thing and need to be dealt with 😛 lol I’ma rephrase the question a tiny bit if you don’t mind to make it a bit more clear… If its not how you intended it just let me know and I’ll give you a different answer 🙂

How do you react to positive emotions?

But even that isn’t perfect… Hmm. Because that raises the question, someone else’s positive emotions or your own? I’m going to assume my own, because it seems to make the most sense in light of the current interview lol
It kind of depends, I think… If they’re caused by another person, my first reaction is to try to cause them back. For example if someone does something to make me happy(says something nice, gives me a gift, etc) I generally try to do the same for them. Now, looking at that from the viewpoint of my personality, I don’t know if it’s because I’m a nice guy, I just feel like we have to be even and I can’t be outdone by someone else, so whatever they do I have to do right back. That’s not running through my head all the time, but it’s there, deep down.
Now if positive emotions are coming from an inanimate or abstract source, like a book or a package from Grandma who lives five hours away, I can’t exactly make the book feel as happy as it made me feel, or just send grandma a package right back. So instead I try to use a happy feeling to inspire me in something– my writing, my music, or something else I might be working on.

Okay, that’s probably a lot more than you were looking for… Props for putting up with my ramblings lol

How INTJ of you 😛 Alright the next question is: How do you handle/react to negative emotions?

D: I suppose correcting that WAS pretty INTJ of me XD

Negative emotions are different. Pretty simple, actually. I isolate myself and spend (a possibly unhealthy amount of) time thinking about why I’m right and whatever is causing my negative emotions is wrong. Simple! 🙂 Lol eventually I read a book or start playing my guitar or something and kinda just let it go.

How do you deal with confrontation?

D: Hmm… That depends on who’s right… If I can see the confronter’s point, I generally take it really well, kinda talk it over and figure out how to do it better next time. If, on the other hand, the confronter has no idea what s/he’s talking about, I won’t have it. If I’m right, and I know for a fact I’m right, I will make very sure that you know for a fact that I’m right. I tend not to care who you are or what you think when it comes to that.

How do you take compliments?

D: Ugh, compliments are hard… I normally just try to act thankful for a minute and then sorta change the subject or deflect the attention to someone else… Not sure why, but being complimented really makes me feel awkward…

What’s a big misunderstanding about your type?

D: We always think we’re right. that’s not entirely true, or at least not for me. Either I KNOW I’m right, or I’m willing to accept that maybe I’m not this time– but I’ll learn from it so I will be next time! Lol

What’s a positive trait of your personality type?

D: I’m always right, of course! Lol jk… I would say a positive trait about my personality is that I always want to know the answer, so I’m very motivated to listen and learn. I’m not one to talk a lot, I would much rather listen to what others have to say, and then I test it against what I know or what someone else said and let the truth rise to the top. So in a way, I am always right… But only because I’m highly motivated to make sure of it.

What’s a negative trait?

D: A negative trait of my personality is that I’m prone to pridefulness, probably more than most other personalities would be.

What personality types do you get along with the most?

D: Mostly other xNTx types I think, preferably introverts but not necessarily.

What personality types do you not get along with?

D: I generally don’t get along with anyone with S or F. Not necessarily both.

Mind naming some of your hobbies?
D: Reading, writing, singing, songwriting, playing guitar, listening to music, running.

What are you favorite books?

D: Oh, gosh, that’s tough… I don’t even know XP I guess a few I’ve liked are Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson, the Keeper of the Lost Cities series by Shannon Messenger, Pilgrim’s Progress, and others like those. I would say LOTR but I never personally read all the books myself, just had them read to me when I was younger(but still old enough to understand the basic concept) so I feel like I need to do that myself before I can claim that lol

Favorite movies?

D: Hmm… I don’t really watch a lot of movies and I enjoy even fewer… I don’t think I could pick a favorite… I guess LOTR jumps out when I compare to any others I can think of. I’ll go with that.

Favorite shows?

D:Well, when you don’t have a TV or netflix or really any time to watch TV shows, the only ones you catch snippets of tend to be your favorites… I’d say Leverage and Doctor Who.

You’re about to battle a dragon. What do you do?

D: I would scout it out as much as possible so I know what I’m up against, and then use that knowledge to decide what type of equipment I would need, what weaknesses to take advantage of, etc. knowledge is power, they say 😉

Do you think you could handle being a character in your own stories?
D: Hmm… That depends on which stories. I write a pretty big variety. For instance, I could totally handle being in my latest one, because it’s about my dream career and I could totally see myself doing it. If it were one of my insanely complicated Fantasy stories, on the other hand, I’m not so sure. I’d like to think so, but until tested I can neither confirm nor deny that. And I don’t think it’ll be tested any time soon 😛



Hello there my dear readers! After taking a break from my blog to focus on NaNoWriMo, I am back and ready to start posting again! 😀

So, let’s start this off with talking about NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). What is it? NaNoWriMo (NaNo for short) is where you set out to write a novel, 50,000 words, within 30 days/the whole month of November. It’s a pretty crazy thing to do, but so worth it even if you don’t win!

Last year I finished about two days before the month was over. This time I finished at 2 AM on the 20th with 50,105 words. And for this year I did some very minor plotting (just the beginning), but most of it was a lot of “hey this sounds cool!” and a lot prayer. I mean like a lot of prayer.

Let’s just say Jesus kept me from going insane. 😀

Surprisingly the middle of this novel was pretty fun to write. In fact I had so much fun writing my middle that I didn’t want to stop. The end started to near and I was like a chicken with my head cut off!


The most horrifying thing happened: At around 5K from finishing, I already sort of had an ending. After adding in a bunch of songs (I may or may not have been reading the Hobbit and listening to Celtic Music while writing this novel), I only added around 1.5K words to my word count.

That’s when I started to panic and freak out. I ended up bringing a character back from the dead and finished it with the main character having a dream and then coming out of that dream (and a really weird “thank you for reading this” poem at the end as well). Needless to say the ending was weird.

BUT, the ending had some answers to questions I hadn’t knew the answer for. Nice little bonus.

Like all first drafts, this little novel of mine will need some good old fashion TLC, but not as much work as my novel from last year.


(Let’s all pretend this is me looking all clever like.)

Now, while I was doing NaNo a few of my writing buddies asked me if I was going to post any prompts on my blog and some even just asked for prompts (which is nice to know everyone likes them!)

Since it’s been a little while since I’ve posted anything, I’m going to share with you all three writing prompts. 😀

Hope these inspire you!

As night fell, the sun begin to rise and burn everything.

“Remember how you asked me to buy some groceries? Well I sort of bought a machine gun instead. But don’t freak! It was on sale!”

After all those years, she still thought I was the one sending her flowers.

Now my noble steeds, WRITE ON!!!

*You proceed to neigh righteously*

Personality Type Interview: ENFP Remi

interviewThis is the first Extrovert interview and I’m very happy to be posting it 😀

Name: Remembrance “Remi” Baker

Age: 14

Gender: Female

Personality Type: ENFP

Say a Little About Yourself: Hi! I’m Remi. I’m bubbly, outgoing, very compassionate, and a tad bit crazy. I love musical theatre and acting, singing, and all that jazz (Sorry bad pun! Couldn’t help it! 😉 ) I love standing out and standing up for things I believe in.

Me: When taking the test, did you ever receive a result that differs from your personality type now? Or have you always consistently been this type?

Remi: I’ve always been an ENFP. Never changed.

Do you think your personality type affects your writing at all?

R: Absolutely. I don’t write very well with the dark depressing matters and elaborate on the happy, fluffy moments.

How do you handle positive emotions?

R: I generally love to share it with the world, even excessively to the point where they get annoyed. Generally frozen yogurt is required during extremely positive stuff.

Negative emotions?

R: Oooh. I have a strong fiery temper, which can fly off the handle a lot. I’ve always been this way even when I was little. When I’m sad, I over-react…a lot.

How do you handle stress?

R: This one is a biggy for me. Its very easy for me to snap under pressure and completely break down. I’ve found while researching a lot of ENFPs have PTSD from a stressful event (myself included). I tend to have block out where everything just goes dark. I can hear you, but its my brain’s way of handling stress.

How do you deal with confrontation?

R: This, I’m pretty good at. I can come up with witty retorts on the fly. But if I’m in a depressed mood or recently experienced a PTSD flashback or etc, I bundle up and accept everything they are saying.

How do you take compliments?

R: I thrive on compliments. Its something that gets me going. If someone notices my work or something about me, it makes me proud and want to achieve more.

What’s a big misunderstanding about your type?

R: I think in general people think we are happy all the time. Guess what? We’re not. There are times where I just want to drop everything and curl up in a ball.

What’s a positive trait of your personality type?

R: We’re bubbly, willing to make friends, and can’t hold grudges very well. Like, I think the longest I’ve held a grudge is a week.

What’s a negative trait?

R: I tend to blame myself for every little thing that happens. It’s all my fault, even if I’m not in control of it.

What personality types do you get along with the most?

R: Most of the time, an IN. We balance each other out nicely. My best friend is an INFJ.

What personality types do you not get along with?

R: Hmm…well, I’ve never asked my ‘enemies’ what personalities they are, but I don’t get along with arrogant, straight-minded people, or ones who think that everything they say is correct in life.

Mind naming some of your hobbies?

R: I love to be onstage, acting, singing, dancing, and performing in general. I also love to write, be it poetry or novels.

What are you favorite books?

R: Handpicked by Melissa Gunther, Celia’s Journey (also by Melissa Gunther), The Girl Who Could Fly by Victoria Fester, and all the Harry Potter books.

Favorite movies?

R: Hmm…I don’t really watch movies often. It’s too mindless, too much sitting for me. Probably the Harry Potter movies if I had to pick.

Favorite shows?

R: Reba is definitely one of my favorites. I love to laugh! Others are Agents of SHIELD, and Psych.

You’re about to battle a dragon. What do you do?

R: Insist on going alone. I’m not brave or courageous; I hate to put any of my friends or family into danger. From there I’d probably hide until I figure out their weak spot and form a plan.

Do you think you could handle being a character in your own stories?

R: If it were based only on being an ENFP, then absolutely. But I have Hashimoto’s disease, where a side effect is getting sick if I over-exercise. A lot of my stories have tons of action and fantasy battles, in which I wouldn’t be able to keep up. But mentally? Yep!

NaNoWriMo Orlando Kick Off Party


Ohh look at that awesome NaNoWriMo sticker I got 😀

Yesterday was the Orlando Region Kick Off party and it was the first ever NaNo event I’ve gotten to attend. I was very excited (and nervous) to go and I’m very glad I did.

See the little blonde girl? That's me! At the mic stand is Brad Shreffler, Orlando ML.

See the little blonde girl? That’s me! At the mic stand is Brad Shreffler, Municipal Liaison for Orlando.

Despite showing up a little late, there was still cake and I got to chat with some fellow writers. It was really nice being able to talk my ideas out for NaNo and hearing others ideas 🙂  And getting a sticker made me happy too. I’ll definitely be hitting some of the other events!

(P.S. There would have been more pictures, but I had got so caught up talking. Luckily my mum was there and took a few pictures for me 🙂 )

cookesOf course all that talk of writing made me hungry, so the fam and I went over to Disney Springs and ate at Cookes Of Dublin. It’s one of our favorite quick service places there and worth checking out if you’ve never been.

Overall, I can say yesterday was an awesome day 🙂

Now cheers to the final prep week for NaNo!

Preview of me when I win NaNo 2015

Preview of me when I win NaNo 2015

Personality Type Interview: INTJ Rose

interviewBEHOLD! THIS WEEK’S INTERVIEWEE IS A FEMALE INTJ! :O As rare as the Male INFJ, these mythical creatures are hard to find and when you find one…feel lucky! You’ve basically found a unicorn of a human 😀

Name: Rose

Age: Young Teen (13-15 years old)

Personality Type: INTJ

Gender: Female

About me: (LOL WHAT DO I SAY ABOUT MYSELF!?) I am a teenager who lives in Montana, a really cool part of America, where we often see all kinds of wild animals including bears, elk and millions of deer. I enjoy reading, writing, listening to music while writing, writing on my laptop, writing longhand, and basically all kinds of writing…. (Agh, I seriously have no clue what to say here). I am also a fangirl – big-time. I like hanging out with my close friends but strongly dislike social gatherings as a whole. I hate meeting new people although I can do it if I make myself. =)

Me: When taking the test, did you ever receive a result that differs from your personality type now? Or have you always consistently been this type?

Rose: I received answers I didn’t think fit me completely. Although most of the answers were pretty accurate. I took it not that long ago, so I doubt I’ve changed much. I know from the time I was nine or ten to now, my personality has changed a LOT, though.

Do you think your personality type affects your writing at all?

R: Yeah, I can have my characters use cool sarcastic retorts that I come up with. 😛

Do you fit into any of your personality type stereotypes?

R: I’m not sure. Maybe the judging one. I know I tend to be very judging.

How do you handle positive emotions?

R: Emailing or calling my friends, OK, so my FRIEND, with whatever the good news is.

How do you handle negative emotions?

R: Listen to music on my iPod until I cheer up, writing in my journal.

How do you handle stress?

R: I don’t handle it! I HATE stress! I either have a meltdown or go cry or, if feeling particularly controlled, go do something that takes my mind off of it.

How do you deal with confrontation?

R: By staying in control and using sarcasm. If I’m really mad, I’ll yell though.

How do you take compliments?

R: VERY awkwardly. Smile and say thank you and hastily change the subject.

What’s a big misunderstanding about your type?

R: That we’re always perfectly in control of a situation and never get intimidated.

What’s a positive trait of your personality type?

R: We think. We don’t dive into something without practical thought.

What’s a negative trait?

R: We judge. Although I kinda like that in a way. =)

What personality types do you get along with the most?

R: INFP and ENFP. Now the only reason I say that is because I have two good friends with those personality types and we get along really well.

What personality types do you not get along with?

R: I don’t get along that great with my brother, so maybe ESTJ. LOL. Other people with my personality type intimidate me too.

Mind naming some of your hobbies?

R: Reading, writing, fangirling, but only with people I know well, obsessing, talking on the phone with my BFF…idk, my brain isn’t working right.

What are your favorite books?

R: Left Behind, Left Behind the Kids, anything by Louisa May Alcott, almost anything by L.M. Montgomery (including the entire Anne of Green Gables series of which I LOVE the last book), Bible times historical fiction like The Robe and the Big Fisherman, Les Miserables, some books by Charles Dickens, some books by Bodie Thoene, The Cross and the Switchblade, The Shepherd of the Hills, Viking Quest series (ok, so these are books I read as a kid but they’re still fun and made a huge impression on me), and of course my own book I’m working on which I ADORE.

Favorite movies?

R: God’s Not Dead, Courageous, Anne of Green Gables, and old classics

Favorite shows?

R: We don’t have TV, so I watch almost none.

You’re about to battle a dragon. What do you do?

R: Wake up. 😛 OK, so I ready my sword, try to act like I’m not scared in the slightest, and look with cool contempt upon said dragon until he turns and flees.

Do you think you could handle being a character in your own stories?


Be Prepared! NaNoWriMo 2015 is coming upon us.

NaNoWriMo 2015 is near and the time to prepare has come…well okay already started. Hey! Better late than never right?

While planners are plotting and outlining, and pansters are hoping for the best, I’m there somewhere in between.

I typically find myself coming up with a general plot, the characters, and then I start a private Pinterest board for the story. I’ll take the MBTI test for my characters, do a little research, and let it set. Like a word stew, I put it on simmer for the whole month of October and when it comes time to serve…hope that it’ll taste good, er uh, write good?

anigif_enhanced-buzz-9380-1419700491-4Yeah that works.

I also do research on my character’s personality types and anything else I feel that needs my attention on (location, weapons, etc.).  But outside of that, I pretty much let the story flow.

That’s of course just prepping for the writing bit. 😀

I don’t have a job outside of the house *hisses at driver’s test, hisses at uniforms, hisses at schedules* and since I live with my family there, my job is…THE COOK!

cb7dde7854711eb5d17ebe28b169b09aThat means I have to plan the meals for the whole week, cook most of them, and come with desserts occasionally. That also means mother dearest has asked me to plan Thanksgiving and Christmas! I’m a little nervous, obviously excited, and well…honored.

Yes, it’s going to be a little stressful and a lot of hard work, but it’s going to be totally worth it. Of course my family isn’t the kind to just flop something in my lap and make me find for myself, so I will have help along the way.

99ffba45d531a71ea58ac18a7f9604a8What?! I couldn’t find a better gif to explain team work. Do you see those dance moves? Do you see how perfectly in time they are? Are you not amused at Captain Amazing, The Winter Sass, and The Fab!?

I am very amused mortals!


Anyway, time to hop off and start planning for Thanksgiving Dinner (and all of November’s meals).