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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.


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.


You love autumn weather.

Another hearty “yes!”

You love Charlotte Bronteโ€™s books.


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!


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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!


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

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Reblog: A Postcard to Henry Purcell // Violin Solo โ€” Maggie Bryan

This piece is called โ€˜A Postcard to Henry Purcellโ€™, written by Dario Marianelli. If it sounds familiar to youโ€“ thatโ€™s becauseโ€ฆ

A Postcard to Henry Purcell // Violin Solo โ€” Maggie Bryan
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Updated photos for floral greeting cards!๐Ÿ˜

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Posted in autumn 2020, blog, life, photography, Rain, Travel

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Today was perfect. It was chilly but not too chilly, rainy but not too rainy, and just grey enough to make inside seem super warm and cosy. I got just a few photos from the delightful cup of of coffee my best friend, my sister and I had before tonight’s performance (which went SO well, by the way!).

My sister Ruth (left), and my best friend Bekah (right). They look so cute! ๐Ÿ˜
They had the coolest chandelier.
The gorgeous vintage coffee bar.โ˜•
A rather weird selfie…๐Ÿ˜ถ๐Ÿ˜‹
A cool light fixture thingy.
More wonderful vintage-ness. ๐Ÿ˜
My awesome “Bach Bach Bach” bag!
My sister, daydreaming.

Hope you all enjoyed these photos! How are you all doing?

God bless!


Posted in autumn 2020, Holidays, life, photography

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I’m back with more photos from Thanksgiving! I took so many photos that I decided to put them in two separate posts. Hope you enjoy them! Sorry if I accidentally put some of these in twice…I can’t remember all of the ones I put in part one…๐Ÿ˜‚

The dining room chandelier.
Our dog Sacha, chilling under the table.
Pitchers in the window.
Wee velvet pumpkins.
Looking into the den.
The entryway.
The entryway light.
A painting
Me, finally getting ready.
The table, all set and ready!
Me, still getting ready…
Cute pilgrim hand towels.
A blurry picture of me with my brand new headwrap from WHICH I LOVE! Go check them out!
Seriously, these Garlands of Grace headwrap are so beautiful and well made. Love them!!
Centerpiece, butter, salt + pepper.
The cosy den.

I hope you enjoyed all of these! Thank you for all of the sweet comments you sent me in part one– I really appreciate every one of them! โ™ฅ๏ธ

God bless!


Posted in autumn 2020, Holidays, life, photography

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Every year for as long as I can remember, we’ve gone to my grandmother’s house for Thanksgiving. And my grandmother’s house is beautiful. My grandfather, who I never met, built it– and he modeled it after the beautiful homes in colonial Williamsburg. So since my grandmother’s house is a Williamsburg reproduction home, and as such, it’s very photogenic! I took pictures of all of the decorations and setting up for Thanksgiving, so I hope you all enjoy them!

My sister and Grandmother, setting the table.
The beautiful china and silver.
Selfie. ๐Ÿ˜‹
Pretty chandelier.
More pretty place settings.
Even more…๐Ÿ˜‹
I love old windows. There’s just something about them, do you agree?
A peek up the stairs.
A Fall decoration.
The entryway light.
I.LOVE.THIS.PIANO!!! It’s an antique– real ivory and ebony keys! It’s sadly of tune, but I still play it anyway. ๐Ÿ˜‹
Looking out on the screen porch.
Cosy rocking chair.

Wee china houses.
Wooden pilgrims and porcelain pumpkins.
The entryway.
The gorgeous piano again. ๐Ÿ˜
The living room.
Silver pumpkin and a china bird bowl.
A wooden turkey on the side table.
My great great grandparents. I think. There might be one more great. ๐Ÿ˜‹
My sister and I, each taken when we were twelve.
The table centerpiece.
Decorations in the kitchen.
The dessert china and silverware.
Thankful napkins. โ˜บ๏ธ
Looking outside.
Adorable bear hugging a candle…๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿป
Tea, sugar, and styrofoam pumpkins.
The Thanksgiving playlist. I love Phillip Glass’s piano pieces.
The cornucopia and carmel filled Hershey’s kisses.
Our pumpkin cake! My sister and I made this and we were so proud of it. โ˜บ๏ธ
We also made those orange meringues. They were pretty, but a bit chewy. ๐Ÿ™„

Which photo is your favorite? What are your family’s Thanksgiving traditions? Do you have a favorite Thanksgiving food?

Stay tuned for part two!

God bless!


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Music Monday // Duet No. 2 for Violin & Flute PERFORMED!

Hi everyone! Remember the piece of music that I composed and posted, last Monday? Well guess what?! The wonderful twins, Sammi and Alex, who I wrote the piece for, made a video of them playing it, and sent it to me!! I absolutely could not resist sharing it with you lovely peeples, so– here it is!

Give Sammi and Alex a round of applause in the comments! Aren’t they awesome?!

Till next time!


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Music Mondays // All I Ask of You

Good morning (or whatever it is where you live…) everyone!!

This week I have another favourite of mine for you all– the recording is not me, it is from the original soundtrack. ๐Ÿ™‚ The INCREDIBLE singers are Sierra Boggess and Hadley Fraser. Hopefully next week I can get back to doing my covers– I’ve been really busy these past few weeks so I haven’t had time!

So I really hope you enjoy it as much as I do! Broadway might not really be your thing… but the song is a great listen. ๐Ÿ™‚

What do you think? Have you heard this before? Do you like Broadway?

Love you all!