12 Days of Christmas: Day 7- Dashing Through the Snow Book Tag


I was recently nominated by B from Getting Through Anxiety to do this tag and I thought it was perfect for my 12 days of Christmas!


Thank the curator (Astra @ A Stranger’s Guide To Novels). Thank you!

Tag five people to spread the Christmas joy

Have fun!


1. Name a book you would like to see under your Christmas tree.  Mindy Kaling’s Why Not Me– I read the first one last year and I really want to read her second one, she’s hilarious and inspirational in my opinion. 

2.) A book you’ll be reading over the Christmas season. I’m not sure, hopefully the one above, or maybe Grace’s Guide because I really need to learn how to be an adult. 

3.) Favorite Christmas movie. I’ll use this for promotion of my post earlier this week, but also I’ll answer it with probably The Polar Express. 

4.) Do you like snow?  No. I like when it looks pretty and I don’t have to go outside, however, there are very few times that I don’t have to go outside when it snows, therefore, I usually hate it. 

5.) Name a character you’d like to spend your Christmas day with. I think it would be fun to spend Christmas day with Harry and Ron when they stayed at Hogwarts, however, I would want to be the same age as them then, not the age I am now because that would be weird. 

6.) To give or receive. I love to give people Christmas presents, I think it’s because I like to shop. I also like to see the reactions when I get someone something they love. 

7.) What fictional place would you like to spend Christmas at? I guess I already answered this but Hogwarts. 

8.) Fondest Christmas memory? I just love spending Christmas Eve and day with my family every year. 

9.) Can you say Christmas tree ten times FAST in a row (pronouncing it correctly). Like B said I whispered it to myself and I could do it haha. 

I tag all of the Christmas lovers to do this post!



My Happiness

Okay so this has to be quick because I want to finish my lab report by midnight. First and foremost, not one of you asked me a question so none of those to answer. Just saying I asked nicely. Anyway, so today I’m just going to do an opposite of a rant to reverse my bad mood. Basically I’m just going to write a list of things that I’m happy about.

  1. This time next week I will be on my way to Boston.
  2. I have so many good friends that I can go to with anything and they’ll listen and give honest input.
  3. My family is the strongest support system I could ever ask for.
  4. The people who aren’t supportive or loving towards me make me laugh so it’s okay.
  5. I finally got my VoxBox and I look forward to finally reviewing and taking care of it this weekend.
  6. I’m going to get chocolate cake tomorrow because I deserve it.
  7. My skin is soft.
  8. I find support and encouragement from people on WordPress who just share their story.
  9. My hair game was strong today until I took it out of the bun.
  10. I’m going to buy Camp Takota to watch on the bus next week. (camptakota.com check it out.)
  11. Some One Direction is pumping me up right now, don’t judge.
  12. I’m going to try and start reaching out to some bloggers about helping with blogvention so if anyone wants to help let me know before I start talking to others.
  13. I get to see little Alex on Saturday who is now not so little.
  14. I only have to work for a few hours this weekend.
  15. I think I’m going to start daily vlogging even though no one really encourages it, I still want to do it.
  16. Getting on here everyday and seeing new followers or likes, or comments just makes my day and puts a smile on my face. Blogging is one of the few things in life lately that make me happy.
  17. It’s supposed to be warm again this weekend.
  18. Easter is less than a month away, which means french fries are less than a month away.
  19. Less than two months of classes before summer.
  20. As soon as I get a better job I’m going to convince my mom to go to the big mall with me and go on a shopping spree (not until the summer).
  21. My anxiety has been slightly better lately and I’ve only had two attacks this week. Progress is progress.
  22. When I have panic attacks they’ve been a lot shorter and I’ve been able to control myself a lot better.
  23. I should have time to finally clean my room tomorrow.
  24. I’ve completed the hardest section of my lab report.
  25. There’s been Playlist daily vlogs this week featuring lots of Zalife and Troyler, oh the feels.
  26. It’s almost baseball season.
  27. Next year my college is finally getting a baseball team.
  28. If I don’t get to go home all weekend there’s a musical here I get to see.
  29. If I get to go home all weekend I get to spend time with oodles of people I haven’t seen in a long time.
  30. The year is almost out and I’ll have four months off.

After any rough week when all you want to do is complain, what you have to do is fix what’s wrong. The hallway might still smell like burnt popcorn, I still might not be happy with my grades, and I might have two and half more pages on my lab report, but looking at the positives it can balance out. I know it’s a lot easier to complain and find things I don’t like because I do that at least once a week.

Two quick questions for people that you can answer if you want (I’m sure no one will). After knowing me (kind of) by reading my blog and thoughts, what do you think would be a good major for me? Maybe one of you can decide, plus I’m just curious as to what people think about I would be good at. Secondly is mostly for other bloggers, how many tags do you write and does WordPress develop them for you? Before I could just do one or two but WordPress would pick out key words so I never had to type them, does anyone know how to do that again? Okay so that was more like three, oh well. Thanks for reading!



13 Questions Tag

Guys I know none of you like tags but I just love them so much.  So here is the 13 Questions Tag. I hope you enjoy. Side note: feel free to check out my youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/marysaverageadventur/about and follow me on twitter and instagram @mrmilligan13 :) Thanks for reading!

The 13 Questions Tag

1. What do you order at Starbucks?

If it’s hot out iced coffee with either caramel or hazelnut and if it’s cold either a caramel latte with extra foam or a regular coffee with room for cream.

2. What’s one thing in your closet that you cannot live without?

Probably my leggings or my collection of oversized sweatshirts, seriously that is like what I wear everyday.

3. What’s one thing that most people probably wouldn’t know about you?

I can’t wear socks to bed without feeling like I’m suffocating.

4. Name one thing that you want to do before you die

I want to go to at least one country on every continent- including Antarctica.

5. What’s one food that you cannot live without?

French fries that’s why I’m fat.

6. What quote/phrase do you live your life by?

One of them is a text post from tumblr and it goes like this:  “do you think God ever gets sad like “what do you mean you don’t love yourself i worked so hard on you….”  and then someone comments exactly what I’m feeling “…why is this so uplifiting?” but it really is, whenever I feel bad about myself I think about this and I know that He wouldn’t want me to feel like that because no matter what He loves me and made me in His image and I should love that about myself.

7. What do you like and dislike about the WordPress community?

I really like the support that everyone gives through comments and how no one is really tries to self-promote their own blogs through comments.  I don’t think I have really been around long enough to find something I don’t like about the community yet.

8. What’s your number one most listened to song on iTunes?

The last time I checked it was “The Best Laid Plans” was, it’s by We the Living and I was obsessed with it for like all of tenth grade (I think) but basically that was all I listened to.

9. What kind of style would you define yourself as having?

A relaxed style- I can really dress up a pair of leggings.

10. Favorite number


11. Two hobbies

Crocheting and building random things

12. Two pet peeves

I have to many but I guess to big ones are people who abbreviate words with numbers just shorten words in general. I also don’t like when drawers are wide open, it drives me insane.

13. Guilty Pleasure