Sunshine Blogger Tag

A couple weeks ago, Christine Eyre at Overflowing Mind & Pen tagged me! I’m a bit of a slowpoke, so I’m only now getting around to filling it out. I’ve been incredibly busy this week so I didn’t tag anyone myself, for which I hope you’ll all forgive me.

What’s something simple and mundane that you get excited about? Fire and thunderstorms. I really like any excuse to light candles. Also– wind. I get really, really excited about wind.

What’s your newest favorite song? I think my sister is getting annoyed at all the ABBA I’m listening to right now.
Favorite cake flavor? I don’t know if I really have a favorite! Sometimes I’m in the mood for a chocolate-y cake, and sometimes something buttery and vanilla-y. I’m usually up for trying any type of fancy flavored Pinterest-esque cake, so long as it’s not too fruity. (I don’t like fruit.)

Homemade 6 inch funfetti layer cake is filled with sprinkles and decorated with vanilla buttercream flowers! Find the easy recipe and cake decorating video on
What inspired your blog name? (Borrowing this one from Chelsea because it’s a good question!)  Originally this blog was going to be called “Only a Novelist” (inspired by the Jane Austen “only a novel” quote) but I wasn’t sure if it sounded down-to-earth and cozy enough. Then, I was admiring my bookshelf (which I do from time to time 🙂 ) and figuring out which Barnes and Noble Leatherbound classic I wanted to get next. And that’s when it hit me…Leatherbound. Bookish but cozy. And there you go.
What blogger has inspired you the most? (Also borrowing from Chelsea.) A friend recommended K.M. Weiland’s Helping Writers Become Authors blog a few years ago, and it’s been one of the most helpful blogs I’ve ever followed.
Favorite Middle-Earth race? (Elves, Dwarves, Hobbits, Men, Ents, etc.) I may have to go with hobbits on this one. There are aspects that I like about all the races of Middle Earth, but ultimately, Hobbiton would be my happy place.
What is an art medium or hobby you’ve always wanted to try, but haven’t yet? I’ve always wanted to try kickboxing. My college has kickboxing classes, so I’m hoping that when school starts again I can work up the motivation to attend.
What’s an aesthetic that really moves your heart? (E.g. starry skies, or a stack of books with a cup of tea, or a lamppost in a wood. 🙂 ) It depends on my mood, but I’ve actually created a pinterest board literally labeled “aesthetically me” so I think I might be able to show you this one better in pictures than words (although, I do also love stars and outer space, which doesn’t really fit as well on this board? I should make a space aesthetic board. That’s what I should do.)

Favorite color combination? hmmm….I like mossy greens and soft purples, but I also like warm burgundy and gold….and dusty rose with pretty much anything.
What’s an obscure topic you know a lot about? Well, I’m not sure if the topic is obscure, but I probably know more than the average person about Batman. I also keep a mental list of odd history facts to access during awkward silences. (The difficult thing about awkward silences, of course, is that what makes them awkward is that you forget all those facts and just sit there…awkwardly.)
Do you have any relics from your childhood that you’re never throw out? (E.g. plastic horses, an old Winnie-the-Pooh bear, or your first pair of glasses [and yes, these are items I’ve hung on to through the years. 🙂 ) Yes! I have a lot, actually. But the first that comes to mind is my dolls- I still have a bin of all my Barbie dolls, and of course, my American Girl and A Life of Faith Dolls.

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