MILLIE'S STEADFAST LOVE || day 11 of blogmas

Alohaaaa, its Amanda, doing a guest post while Victoria dies on the couch because she is tiiiiiired

ALSO ALERT ALERT THERE IS MAJJJJJJJORRRR SPOILERS IN THIS REVIEW

because Amanda cannot hold spoilers in. its bad.

Millie’s Steadfast Love was probably my favorite book in the Millie Kieth series, it was very fun and enjoyable to read. [ what about book six??!!!!???!!?!?!?]

At the beginning of this book Millie is leaving her Uncle Horace’s plantation, after staying there for a year to heal her lungs after being sick. The slaves she helped escape, Laylie and her brother, Luke are long on their way.

On the long way home she travels with a girl named Gavriel, and Gavi’s sister and brother, Jaz and Jeb, are mysteriously are going to see Millie’s Aunt Wealthy.

They are driving up a mountain when suddenly the drivers face appears, hanging, quite dead out the window. the stagecoach goes out out of control.

Millie and Gavi take action and climb out of the moving stagecoach to save the passengers. They next go to see Millie’s Aunt Wealthy, who is under quarantine for small pox.

Millie’s mother is in Lansdale, nursing Aunt Wealthy, and Millie’s father decides to stay and help while Gavriel and her siblings go to Pleasant Plains with Millie.

Its so great to see Millie reunited with friends and family and to catch up with all the amazing characters in Pleasant Plains.

In the end, this book had so many memorable scenes, here are a few:

~Millie catching Cyril smoking

~The bear killing Bob-For-Short

~Gavi revealing she is married

~Fan being tricked into thinking she is a cow

~The Christmas ball

~Zillah and Wallace

All of these amazing parts just make up a wonderful book, and series! i hoped you enjoyed reading this very boring book review, hehe

~Amanda~

3 CHRISTMAS MOVIES TAHT AREN’T ACTUALLY CHRISTMAS MOVIES || day ten of blogmas

alohaaaa from a dead victoria who sat listening about soil literally from 9-6 ahhhhhhhhh i’m so tired

so we are pulling up a draft from a few days ago hehe

Christmas is one of the best times of the year to watch movies. And we watch a lot of movies around Christmas that aren’t actually Christmas movies…. but we still consider them “Christmas movies”…

SOoOO, today for day two of blogmas, I decided to share three of my favvvvorites

|| SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS

I REALLY love a good 50’s musical. literally my favorite thing ever. and this one is definitely my top favorite. I think the reason I classify this as a Christmas movie is because they are snowed in for like five months and that seems a little relatable to us who are farther north.

|| LITTLE DORRIT BBC

this is actually a 14 episode mini series and we binged this last Christmas and it is amazinggggg. It also requires a lot of attention bc its kinda a mystery and you need to pay attention to everything for it to all fall into place but it is so gooddddd

|| MEEEEEET ME IN ST. LOUIS

okay i thought i hated this bc i watched it like five times once and i just rewatched it and AAAAAHHHH IT WAS SO SO SO SO GOOD 🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩 definitely a fav of mine

ANYWAYS GOOD NIGHT

VICTORIAAAAAA

ravioli adventures || day nine of blogmas

aloha everyone!! it is MONDAY AND today i decided to do something a bit differentttt

AHHH everyone remember those horrid tomatoes that filled half of a freezer WELL BING BING BING I USED TWO BAGS OF THEM TODAYYYYYYYYY

todayyyy i had no school ( i was way too happy abt this 😂😂) and decided why not dust off our pasta machine and make real RAVIOLI AHHHH.

so i started by cooking the beef for the filling with spinach and a few different spices

AND THEN, i was like LETS MAKE PASTA SAUCE TOOOOOO

so bing bingggg

and then i started on the pasta dough and i actually was not sure how it was going to turn out since it was super dry buuuuuuut i added some water and then it fiiiiiinally came together

and so i put that those the pasta machine and it took a good hour to form alllllll the lil raviolis haaa

and then i boiled them and was a bit skeptical because when you boil fresh pasta it goes harrrrddd and then soft which is SO WEIRD butttt

then i fried it for some extra texture in butter and ahhh it was beautiful crispy and turned out pretty well

and it only took all of 5 hours

but it was fun

have you ever made fresh pasta?? what was your experience with it?

ALSOOOO

me: *thinking we’re leaving around noon* “oh what time are we leaving tmr?”

dad: “hmm around 6ish”

me: “hahah…….wait, actually?”

ANYWAYYYYYYS!

au revoir!

VICTORIA

WEEKLY PLANS || day eight of blogmas

aloha everyone! this week is going to be different than my normal one, and I thought it would make a fun post!

NO SCHOOLLLLL

I just finished all my school for next week and I AHHHH I am so excited for a entire week off!!!! I literally did school ALL day last week and just barely made it out alive.

PAINTINGGGG

I actually just started up on my papaya watercolor again today so hopefully I will finish that up and start on some Christmas-y type stuff.

SOIL CONFERENCE

AHH, me and my dad are going to a soil conference and staying at my sisters so I am suuuuper excited and it sounds really interesting so we’ll see how that goes!!

MY SISTER COMES HOME FOR CHRiSTMAS BREAK

We are also picking up one of my sisters, Emily from the airport for Christmas break which will be fun!! she just flew home for a few days in November which I forgot to mention and that was nice!

A NEW AUDIOBOOK

I haven’t listened to an audiobook in FOREVERRRR but I just started Words of Fire by Jennifer Neilson and I am lovingggg it! hopefully get some fun painting hours in with this one

And i’ll probably do a few other things like cleaning my room ( always aha) my laundry and preparing a bunch of blog posts!!!

ANYWAYYYYS,

au revoir!

ViCTORiA

PAPAYA WATERCOLOR PAINTING || day 7 of blogmas

ALOHAAAAAAA!!!!! todayyyy I am going to be sharing a lil bit about my new watercolor which is just all about papayas!

The orange has been so much fun to work with! I literally never use orange, but it is so funnnn

I used Mont Marte tube watercolors and I love them! they are super cheap but have a very professional feel. I have been dyyyyyyying to get windsor & newton pocketbook watercolors but I haven’t let myself buy them haha

the seeds have also been SO FUN to paint! it was a bit challenge to get the texture right but it is coming along

ANYYYYYYYYWAYYYYYYS,

today was a short post buuuut I have some (more) school I want to get to so

au revoir!

ViCTORiA

BABY ITS COLDDDD OUTSIDE || bonjour december, au revoir november (&& october ) || also day six of blog-mas

RACHEL, are you proud me for my French??!!???!!! hahaha.

ITS ALREADY DECEMBER AHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

I think November is my least favorite month of the year. It is usually snowy and wet and dreary out and blehhhhh. its down there with February, the odd month between seasons. haha. But is OK

November was a veryyyyy boring month and I was literally just doing school. Most of the time. And just barely finishing it all before it was due. ( I literally sent in a social assignment 4 minutes before it was due. talk about living on the edge much )

I did some suuuper fun art pieces though and I am in the middle of one that will hopefully be on here in a few days :DDDDDDD

I DECLUTTERED AND MINIMALIZED ALLLLLLLLL MY STUFF.

It was amazing. I only have 2 boxes of my “junk” and I minimalized my clothes down and put away some out of season pieces I wouldn’t be wearing for awhile.

Andddd then a few days later I went shopping and bought more clothes. heh

I also got rid of over 100 books. One thing that drives me nuts is keeping stuff i’m never going to use or didn’t enjoy and so when it came to books, I had so many books I bought spur of the moment and never read and I will never read.

I also had so many I didn’t like and will never read again. SO, I gave the ones I got for free to my local library and decided to sell the rest, since I had spent a good amount on many of them.

I DECORATED FOR CHRISTMAS.

i’m not super thrilled for Christmas right now unlike the other 97% of the world. ITS TOO EARLY. LETS WAIT AT LEAST ANOTHER WEEK

update: Christmas can come now, it snowed haha (and it is coldddddd)

We went black Friday shopping and I have something to say….BLACK FRIDAY IS OVERRATED. SO many people. SO much JUNK. SO many SALES. Literally there is Red Thursday, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday. your just going end up buying a buuuuunch of stuff you don’t even need arghhh.

i miss arnold so much 🤩😭

And why does Canada even do these sales when Black Friday is supposed to be the after-thanksgiving sale and Canadian thanksgiving is wayyyyy back in October?!

*end of my ramble*

I ORGANIZED OUR FREEZERS

We had SO MUCH JUNK in our freezers and random freezer burnt things and so I had a lotttt of fun [lol] going through that and sorting the freezers. hahaha.

we literally filled up a full deep freeze full of tomatoes. I died a little bit

PNEUMONIA PLAUGE

Some of our cattle got pneumonia and sooo many died, including two of my bottle calves ;'( Andddd, we thought that was over and it restarted, and so I just helped run them through for shots again.

ANDDDD that was literally November. i also did a lot of school and i was on the verge of death from it. heh

ANYWAYYYYYS,

au revoirrrrr,

ViCTORiA

winter photography || day 5 of blogmas

alohaaaa! Here I am, tired and wide awake from the 4 hours of sleep I got last night but actually super awake thanks to that cold brew I had.

I have literally just been staring at my computer allllllllllllllllllllllllllll day [ school arghhhhhh] and I decided to take a break and take advantage of the camera my sister lent me and snap a few pictures .

this is our cows being sassy && sticking together against pesky dogs. aka dixie.

another suuuper cute cow

This is Max. Max thinks he is amazing. Max is also a very dramatic cat.

lil max being sneaky && hiding from his best pal dixie.

the most cutest && most photogenic cat ever ahhhhh I love max xx

TOMORROW, [or maybe Saturday] I am going to be blogging aaaalllll about my boring November including some more good old decluttering, and a lil rant about how annoying black Friday sales are, ha

annnnywayyyyyys

au revoirrrrrrr,

v i c t o r i a a a a a a