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Hi everyone! It’s finally here! I am answering your assumptions! This is seriously going to be so fun… *evil laugh* ๐Ÿ˜€ You all had some great assumptions! Some of them are scarily accurate, and some… not so much, haha! So– here we go!

Psst– you can click on each person’s name to check out their blog!

Haley assumes…

You enjoy dressing up.

Yes, I do! Especially if it’s historical fashion. ๐Ÿ˜›

Photography is a passion of yours.

Yes! Though I haven’t been able to do it in a long time because I no long have my own camera. But I miss it deeply!

You like makeup, as long as it looks natural.

True! Though I don’t mind red lipstick, which isn’t really a natural look.

If you could have any career, you would choose to be a music teacher.

Mostly true– I am also hoping to be a professional soprano soloist one day, and to be a mother. ๐Ÿ™‚

You donโ€™t like to read.

You couldn’t be more wrong, lol! I ADORE books.

You love art.

Um, I wouldn’t say I “love” it, but I definitely have an appreciation for it. Both my mom and my sister are artists.

You dress in vintage fashions most days.

I never really consider it vintage, but probably yes. It is at least vintage-inspired, I suppose.

You wear more skirts than pants.

I haven’t worn pants in probably two years at least!

You love all animals, but you prefer domestic animals.

Hm… I’m not sure!

You are an introvert.

Nope, nope, nope! I’m as extrovert as they come! Ask any of my friends. ๐Ÿ˜›

Rosy assumes…

You play piano, as well as violin.

Yes, but not well. Piano is totally self-taught.

You live in the southern United States.

Yes! I live in Georgia.

You want to go to England, or anywhere else in the UK.

Alba gu brath!!!! (Long live Scotland!) I have wanted to visit the home of my great-grandparents my entire life, and I’m still trying hard to make that dream a reality. I wish I lived there. โค

You enjoy photography.

Yes, I do!


You love reading.

Yes, indeedy!


You arenโ€™t really into outside things like camping, fishing, outdoor games, and such.

Amen! I love the beautiful creation the Lord made, but I had to spend two years of my life camping, and I never want to do it again!


You are the oldest of your siblings.

Yes!


You love arts/crafts.

It depends on what it is. I am a TERRIBLE artist.

Grace assumes…

You like vintage stuff.

Yes, I do! I wish everyone still dressed in either 1940’s fashion, or Victorian fashion. ๐Ÿ˜›

You enjoy sewing.

Yes, I do! I can’t read patterns very well yet though– but I’m working on it!

You like to teach people.

If it’s music I’m teaching, then yes! ๐Ÿ˜€

You love chocolate.

I wouldn’t say I “love” it, but I do like it.

You think dogs are better than cats.

Nopity nope! Cats are better. ๐Ÿ˜›

You are a night owl.

Unfortunately, yes. Usually.

Hattush assumes…

You want to have a career in teaching.

I already do, and it’s definitely one of my dream jobs!

You love classic books.

Correct! I read almost exclusively classics.

You donโ€™t like movies.

Incorrect, haha! I love movies– depending on the movie, of course. They transport me to another world just like books do.

You are a leader.

Um… I guess? I do tend to end up being the person that “organizes” everything, so…

Jasmine Rose assumes…

You nearly always dress vintage.

I never really thought of it as “vintage” until you sent that assumption, haha! But I realize now that I do pretty much always dress at least “vintage-inspired”. I’ve just always considered it “my style”, haha!

You are a Christian.

By God’s grace, yes!

You and your sister get mistaken for twins.

Yes! Though it used to happen more often than it does now– now she is usually mistaken to be the older of us two!


You hate swimming.

I don’t like or enjoy it– but I don’t know if I could say that I “hate” it.


You want a typewriter.

YAAAASSSS!!!


You love autumn weather.

Another hearty “yes!”


You love Charlotte Bronteโ€™s books.

Correct!

You love kids.

I do indeed!

Greg assumes…

As a kid, you were never the type who wanted to be just like everyone else.

Yes, and I’m still like that, haha!


Youโ€™ve been a musician for most if not all of your life.

Yep! I started playing violin when I was four, and I started singing in choirs when I was nine or ten.


Youโ€™re usually dressed nicely.

I hope so, haha! ๐Ÿ˜›

Moinunfel assumes…

You love photography.

Yes, I do!

You like being alone.

NOOOOO! I’m an 100% extrovert. So, while I do like having some me time, most of the time I want to be where the people are. ๐Ÿ™‚

You love all sorts of instruments.

Yes! I have the highest appreciation for stringed instruments though.

You like traveling.

I LOOOOVE traveling, yes!

You love blogging.

Yes, I wish I had more time to put into it though.

You are a teacher of a small choir.

Two small choirs, yes!

Hadassah assumes…

Autumn is your favorite season.

It is indeed!

You want a lot of kids.

Ten children, to be precise! ๐Ÿ˜›

You always wanted to get married young.

For as long as I can remember, yes. When I was eight or nine, I determined that I wanted to get married at fifteen, haha! I’m glad I didn’t then, but I’m definitely ready for the Lord to let me start a family now. ๐Ÿ™‚

You were an artistic child.

Mmmm… I don’t know. I’ve never been good at drawing, but I have been doing photography and music since I was really little… So I don’t know if that counts, lol!

Tori assumes…

Youโ€™re 22 years old.

I’m actually just 20! I’ll be 21 in May though. ๐Ÿ˜›


You have beautiful handwriting.

Nooo, siree! I wish I did, but my handwriting has been a plague to me for many years, haha!


You love springtime and flowers.

I actually like Autumn and Winter better than Spring and Summer– but that said! I do love flowers, and how “alive” the world is in Springtime!

Could I ask a question too? If you knew you could not fail, what is one thing you would like to do?

I love your question! It’s a tough one though… I think the answer would be trying to rebuild my relationship with my dad.

Zainab assumes…

I assume youโ€™ve loved music since you were young!

That’s correct!

Hope assumes…

I assume you are a talented lady whom Jesus loves and who loves Him.

This is seriously the sweetest assumption ever, and I’m so honoured that you think this of me! Any talents I may have a gracious gift from my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, Who I do indeed love dearly! โค

Thank you all so much for participating in this post, and sending me so many sweet, kind, and interesting assumptions!

We’ll definitely have to do this again someday, yes? Comment your thoughts, and whether you think I should do this again sometime!

Till next time!

Maggie

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You’re assuming…?


Yup. I’ve finally succumbed. I’m going to do the popular thing bloggers are doing right now– an ‘Assumptions About Me’ post! I’m kinda nervous but mostly looking forward to seeing what you all come up with! Just…please don’t leave me hanging and not comment! That would really stink. ๐Ÿ˜ณ And don’t go over to my About page so that you can get all your assumptions right, either! ๐Ÿคฃ

So, if you have an assumption, or assumptions, about me, drop them in the comments below, and I’ll post a reply post next week, Lord willing! I’ll also link your blog, if you have one, when I reply to your questions. โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ’•

So excited!

Maggie

P.S. Is that photo of me awful or artsy? ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿง

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Antique Scotland Map Stationery Set is here!! ๐Ÿฅณ


Read original post on The Nightingale Stationery Co.’s blog here.

For the lovers of Scotland and the lovers of maps, The Nightingale Stationery Co. brings you it’s newest stationery set design! These beautiful envelopes are made from brown paper bags, and printed with antique maps of Scotland, highlighting a few large Scottish cities– Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Inverness. Each envelope includes it’s own matching sheet of stationery paper, also made from a brown paper bag. This one-of-a-kind stationery set it repurposing at it’s very best!

โ†’ Envelope’s measurements are 4 x 5 1/2 inches.

โ†’ This set includes four envelopes and four sheets of stationery paper.

View the full listing in Mercari!

Want a custom set made with the location of your choice? Email me at magaidh@nightingalestationery.com! I can’t wait to make your set!

I can’t wait to hear what you think! Let’s chat in the comments below!

Happy snail mailing!

Magaidh

P.S. You’re awesome.๐Ÿ˜‰

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Don’t forget to enter my ‘Caption This’ Contest! // Ends May 31st!


Hey everyone! Just wanted to remind you about my ‘caption this’ contest that I created a few weeks ago! It was part of the second half of a blog post, so I’m guessing not many people saw it…which it totally my fault… Anyway, right now I only have one contestant!๐Ÿ˜ฌ Rough right? So help me out and submit your answers before May 31st! I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Your friend,

Magaidh

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10 Creative ideas to keep you happy while you’re stuck at home ๐ŸŒผ// ‘Caption This’ Contest!


Hi everyone! I’m back and this time with 10 creative ideas that you can test out while you are stuck at home. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Write a haiku.
  • Write down ten things you’re thankful for on sticky notes, and stick them on the wall next to your bed.
  • Write a short fantasy story and read it to your younger siblings (if you have them๐Ÿ™‚)
  • Memorize a short psalm.
  • Sew a pretty change purse by hand. Maybe even embroider your name on it!
  • Send a letter to an old friend. Don’t forget to decorate the envelope!
  • Take a picture of a bird. ๐Ÿฆ
  • Polish your church shoes. (Believe me–this is SO satisfying!)
  • Start learning a new language. (It’s more fun than you think!)
  • Give your mom a hug.โ™ฅ๏ธ

What keeps you afloat while you’re stuck at home?


Now it’s time for something a little different–you could make this number eleven on the list, if you like.๐Ÿ™‚ I’m going to put up some of my photography below, and you get to caption it! Please put your name, the photo number and your caption in the comments below, and the winner of each photo will get their name and blog name listed with their winning caption in a post of winners! I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Photo No. 1
Photo No. 2
Photo No. 3
Photo No. 4

Looking forward to seeing your entries! This is going to be fun… ๐Ÿ˜

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The Hope to Come


What better way to start the new year than with a collection of Bible verses about hope? We all need a little encouragement sometimes.๐Ÿ’œ Do you have a favourite? Post in the comments and I’ll add it to the list! Hope you all have a wonderful 2019!

In Christ Alone,

Elizabeth

Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he [it is] that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.

Deuteronomy 31:6

But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew [their] strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; [and] they shall walk, and not faint.

Isaiah 40:31

And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope [is] in thee.

Psalm 39:7

For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off.

Proverbs 23:18

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I Need Your Suggestions!


Hello Everyone! Like I mentioned the other day, there are some changes coming up for The Nightingale in 2019! If you have a suggestion for new content, something you’d like to see, blog design, or anything else; I absolutely want to hear it! Be sure to let me know what it is in the comments, or in the contact form below. I can’t wait to hear what you all think!

In Christ Alone,

Elizabeth Baillie


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Changes Coming in 2019


Hello Everyone!

I hope you had a wonderful day yesterday! I got a sewing machine (yay!) What was your favourite present that you received or gave?

Well, the new year is approaching startlingly fast! With it are coming some awesome changes on The Nightingale! Firstly, I finally own my own domain, so pretty soon here my URL will be http://www.therealnightingale.com. Looks nice doesn’t it? It’s so nice to finally have that after what…five years? My, but this blog has been through a lot of changes! Do any of you remember when it was still “Blue Eyed Magi”? And then there was that very brief period where it was “Maeflower”.

So the other change that you’ll see soon is that I will probably be changing my theme again. Okay–I know that isn’t really anything new. I probably change my theme on average every two months… But I’m going to be using one of the paid WordPress plans now, so I think I’ll be able to make the blog even more beautiful than before. I know what you’re thinking; “How could it possibly be any more beautiful than it is now??!!!” Well it can.

Just kidding.

One more thing you’ll see different: my name. Elizabeth Baillie is actually a pen name! In 2019 I’ll be using my real name, just in it’s Gaelic form. So that should be interesting…for you, anyway.

Well, I hope you’re as excited as I am! Be sure and leave a comment if you have any ideas for what The Nightingale should include in the great 2019!

God bless you all!

Elizabeth Baillie

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Breakable


Tremble softly, perhaps nothing will fall.
Only the inside of you will break-
but do not stir!ย  the whirlwind will return.
Tied down by chords invisible,
bruised by hurt invincible,
in my glass palace I lay.
Everything I touch is breakable,
my shaking has shattered my heart.
Slippery as ice and not half as nice,
the floors of my life trip me.
If I fall-it breaks.
Breakable, breakable.ย  Everything
is breakable.
And I walk fragile;
trembling.

Elizabeth Baillie