The Dragon’s Loyalty Award [Tag]

One of my favorite people on the internet, Like Gwen Stacy, nominated me for a Dragon’s Loyalty Award this weekend!

Similar to the Liebster Award and Creative Blogger Award, Dragon’s Loyalty is a way to link up bloggers and is an award for frequent visitors, fans and friends!
The rules are as follows:
  1. Visit and thank the blogger who nominated you.
  2. Acknowledge that blogger on your blog and a link back.
  3. You must share  7  things other bloggers may not know about you.
  4. Nominate up to  15  bloggers for Dragon’s Loyalty Award, provide a link to their blogs in your post, and notify them on their blogs.
  5. Copy and paste the award somewhere on your blog.
Seven Things About Me:
  1. I wasn’t much of a reader until the beginning of 2014, with the exception of the big ones: Twilight, Harry Potter, Hunger Games. It was The Selection series that kind of ignited this passion that has since spiraled into a full-on obsession with the written word.
  2. I met my now-husband my senior year of high school, when I asked him to prom & he turned me down! It’s a long – yet hilarious – story. We didn’t start dating until almost 5 years later.
  3. I spent 3 years working in a video rental store, which was easily the greatest job I’ve ever had. If they could pay me what I make now, I’d go back there in a heartbeat.
  4. One of my favorite guilty-pleasure movies is a little-known gem titled, Spectacular!, which is essentially Nickelodeon’s attempt at a High School Musical movie. It’s about Show Choir & stars Nolan Gerard Funk, who you may remember from a few episodes of Awkward or Glee.
  5. Oh, right – I was in Show Choir from 6th grade through Senior year in high school. No, it’s nothing like Glee. But it was still an awesome experience. I only performed one year, but I did stage crew all the other years. Because…
  6. I’m a TERRIBLE dancer.
  7. I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up.
My nominations!
  1. Anna @ Nerdy Alerty
  2. Liz @ Nerd In The City
  3. Cat @ Cat’s Shelf
  4. Caitlin & Leah @ How to Fangirl
  5. Cayt @ Vicarious Caytastrophe

As always, only participate in this tag if you WANT to. I like to spread the love about my favorite blogs, so there you have it! 🙂

Until Next Time ❤

Creative Blogger Awards [Tag]

Ooooh, it’s almost FRIDAY. This has been a long week. I’m not sure why it’s felt so slow, but MAN. Friday will be welcomed with open arms (once I get past my morning grogginess).

So, earlier this week, I was nominated by jjbookloversblog for the Creative Blogger Award. The rules of this tag are as follows:


1. Nominate 10-20 blogs and notify all nominees through their social media/blogs.

2. Thank and post the link of the blog that nominated you.

3. Share five facts about yourself to your readers.

4. Pass these rules onto them.


1.  I was accepted to the Savannah College of Art & Design in 2009, but some life stuff got in the way of me going – I would still love to finish out my degree if I ever find time/ money to do so!

2.  One of my best friends sometimes calls me “Christa-pedia” due to my ridiculous amounts of useless knowledge.

3.  I make lists for E-VER-Y-THING. I have 5 different task management apps on my phone… do I ever remember to use them? Of course not.

4.  I have two fandom tattoos: Sally Stitches from Nightmare Before Christmas & a Storm Trooper

5.  I refuse to leave the house without filling in my eyebrows – the rest of my makeup routine be damned, eyebrows are where it’s at.



1. Draven @loudlysilent

2. Kendall @ distracted blogger

3. Gwen @ like gwen stacy

4. Caitlin & Leah @ how2fangirl

5. Joie @ joie fatale

6. Meli @ melificent

7. Jessica @ pyreflies

8. Rosie @ rosie reads

9. Gladys @ usagi in wonderland

10. Kayly @ my open sketchbook

OBVIOUSLY, nobody should ever feel obligated to participate in a tag like this, but I thought it would be a fun way to highlight some of my current favorite blogs & share a little more about myself, so THERE.


Big thank you to jjbookloversblog  for nominating me! It was such a lovely surprise 🙂


Until Next Time ❤

All-Access Pass

Hey! So I’ve had this little space for a minute or two (2 months-ish), and although this is probably the 5th time I’ve attempted to start blogging, it is the ONLY time I have actually made it longer than one month! To me, that’s an accomplishment worth celebrating. Even if I haven’t been very consistent – you know what? We can’t expect miracles here, people.

I can’t even express how fulfilling this experience is, so far. I am bursting with creativity & plans/ideas for future posts. You might wonder why this attempt stuck when the others never did. Well, it’s embarrassingly simple: I tried in the past to start blogs that mimicked the ones I love to read – DIY, Interior Decorating, Style, Beauty, & Trends. Those blogs are all great and I love absorbing that content from other sources, but it’s just not something that I excel at creating. You know what I do excel at? GUSHING. Finding something I love & telling the world about it.  Geeking out with like-minded people about superheroes & books & Buffy. That’s why this is different. I have found my people – and I love you.

So, since I’m still new to this world, I thought it’d be fun to do a get-to-know me questionnaire and maybe spark some fun conversations if you find we have something in common. So, ready?



What is your Name? Christa

Do you have any nicknames? Christa Mae

How old are you? 27

Where do you live? Iowa

What does your URL mean? That I obsess over everything

What’s your sexual orientation? Heterosexual

In a relationship? Married

Children? One and only one. 🙂

What is your astrological sign? Taurus

What time is it? 12:30 PM – Lunchtime!

 What is your heritage? Not entirely sure – there’s some Irish & Norwegian in there, though

What’s your favorite color? Blush


What are 6 of the songs you listen to most? Right now it’s: Pumps by Amy Winehouse, The Big Bang by Katy Tiz, Move by Little Mix, Natalie by Bruno Mars, Zombie by the Cranberries, and Wasted by Tiesto

What’s the last song you listened to? Nobody Love by Tori Kelly

What is your favorite band/ musician? I LOVE Sara Bareilles and Grace Potter & The Nocturnals. The Beatles are always in that mix, too.

Most attractive singer of your opposite gender? Justin Timberlake, hands down.

 What’s a song that always makes you happy when you hear it? Move by Little Mix

Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 23, give me line 17. “I…don’t…want…him..t-t-to come!” Dudley yelled (HP/Sorcerer’s Stone)

 What was the last book you read? The last book I finished was To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. I’m kind of in a slump right now 😦

Give me your top 5 favorite blogs.  Super Space Chick, HONY, The Alison Show, Vintage Revivals, The Book Nosher

What was the last film you saw? Bring It On. Yeah, that’s right. And it felt so good.

An actor/actress you’ve seen in more than 8 movies? Name the movies. Paul Rudd (<3): Clueless, Wet Hot American Summer, 40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, I Love You Man, Admission, Wanderlust…is that 8? Yeah. God, I love Paul Rudd.

A film you could watch on repeat for the rest of your life? There are a couple, but I’m gonna go with Pitch Perfect here.

A film you wish had a sequel? Fanboys! (you hear me, Kyle Newman?)

What’s your favorite movie director? Joss Whedon

A movie that holds a special place in your heart? The Mummy.  Idk what it is, but I have watched this movie SO many damn times in my life. It’s like it’s always been there. Same with Singin’ in the Rain ❤

Mainstream movies or indie movies? BOTH! Never make me choose!

A film with an amazing soundtrack? Guardians of the Galaxy (duh), 50 Shades of Grey (haven’t seen it, but the ST is amazing), and Spiderman 2 (one of my favorite ST’s of all time, believe it or not)

Most anticipated film of 2015? Holy crap, how can you ask this of me? Well, Age of Ultron is way up there, as are Pitch Perfect 2 and Force Awakens. But there’s also Ant-Man, Jurassic World, and Jem and the Holograms… this year is a good one for movies!!


If you could meet anyone on this earth, who would it be? Probs Joss Whedon.

What do you think about most? What I should be doing instead of whatever I’m currently doing.

Do you have any strange phobias? Idk that it’s strange, but I’m growing increasingly more arachnaphobic as I get older. Like, a spider was crawling up my curtain across my living room last night & I got so worked up I cried. Yes, that happened.

If you are outside, what are you most likely doing? Sitting in the sun or else trying to get inside as quickly as possible 😛

Do you believe in karma? To some extent.

Who is your celebrity crush? Uh. I have a number of them. Right now I’m gonna go with Carlos Valdes (Cisco on The Flash)

How do you vent your anger? Usually by writing or having a girls’ wine night.

Do you have a collection of anything? My makeup collection is pretty substantial. My comic book collection will soon surpass it, though.

Do you prefer talking on the phone or video chatting online? I honestly prefer instant messaging. I’m a much more eloquent writer than verbal communicator.

Are you happy with the person you’ve become? For the first time in a long time, I can honestly answer this question with a YES.

What’s a sound you hate; sound you love? I hate the sound of sneakers squeaking on a gymnasium floor. I love the sound of my daughter giggling.

Do you believe in ghosts? How about aliens? Skeptical but open-minded on both.

Stick your right arm out; what do you touch first? Do the same with your left arm. Right: Monster Energy Drink, Left: iPhone

Choose: East Coast or West Coast? EAST.

Do you believe in luck? Absolutely. So much of life comes right down to luck & timing.

Do you have any obsessions right now? Ha. Too many to list. Tumblr is an uber obsession right now. It’s kind of out of control. Also, my hair 🙂

Do you believe in magic? Certain types of magic, absolutely.

Do you tend to hold grudges against people who have done you wrong? Only if the wrongdoer shows no remorse & is an asshole. Otherwise, I’m an incredibly forgiving person.

Do you save money or spend it? Spend it. And then feel guilty for weeks.

Can you touch your nose with your tongue? Nope, but I can touch the bottom of my chin. Lol.

Is there anything pink within 10 feet of you? Some sticky notes. And the lining on my purse.

Are you wearing socks right now? This is a silly question. I almost never wear socks.

What is your secret weapon to get someone to like you? Don’t try too hard? Lol. Just be a nice person. It’s pretty basic.

Where is your best friend? I would assume at work right now. Across town from me.

What is a saying you say a lot? Either “I mean…” or “That’s a thing”

What is your current desktop picture? Rotating folder of DesignLoveFest’s “Dress Your Tech” wallpapers

You just got a free plane ticket to anywhere. You have to depart right now. Where are you gonna go? Italy. Is there another option?

If the whole world were listening to you right now, what would you say? You are not alone.


 How many tattoos do you have? Six (heart on left foot, spade on right foot, ankh on hip, “Beautiful Disaster” ambigram on wrist, Sally Stitches on shoulder, Storm Trooper on back ribcage)
What is the single best decision you have made in your life so far? Starting this blog.
Where were you yesterday? At work, then work, then home eating pizza & watching Netflix
What’s the worst injury you’ve ever had? When I was 4, I shattered my radius & ulna and was in a cast for something like 9 months.
Ever had a rumor spread about you? The only ones that I know about are: 1) In HS, there was a rumor that I was sleeping with a teacher (hilarious because I was a virgin then) and 2) A very bitter person tried to start a rumor that my husband is not the father of our daughter. Luckily he trusts me.
What’s the last thing you purchased? My Darth Vader #megettingdarker T-Shirt in Florida ❤ (see below)
Do you drive? If so, have you ever crashed?  Ugh. yes I drive & I have been in too many accidents. 2 within the last 12 months – I swear to you, they were in NO way my fault. People are just stupid.
What’s your biggest “what if”? What if I had followed through & gone off to art school?
What does your latest text message from someone else say? “How About Now?”


Ha. some of those were pretty random & required some serious thought. If there’s anything else you want to know about me, don’t hesitate to ask! If any of my answers struck a chord with you, let me know so we can talk about it – I’m feeling chatty 🙂


Until next time ❤


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