Music Monday

So there’s this new thing going on now at Majestic Adventures! It’s calledddddddd…

♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ MUSIC MONDAY! ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫

I love music. Don’t you? (you say: yes.) Good! I’m glad. Music Mondays will be something to look forward to! So since this is the first ever Music Monday, I’ll just explain a couple things so you know what to expect.

1) MUSIC MONDAY’s will be…

every Monday! Considering I don’t forget. Which is likely to happen. So it might be Music Thursday sometimes. And that’s okay. Music is good on any day of the week and not just Monday. (thank goodness!)

2) MUSIC MONDAY’s will

include three things: I. A new song each week; II. Brief paragraphs of who artist is, the name of the song and why I chose this song; III. And finally the song as featured in a video that I found on YouTube. (Yay for YouTube!)

Alright? (you say: alright.) Alright. Now that we got that out of the way,

It’s time for our first music Monday.

This week I chose a song by Jamie Grace.

jamie grace ready to fly

Jamie is an amazing singer and I love her songs so much! She’s funny and talented and you can learn more about her by going here. She has two albums: One Song At A Time and Ready to Fly – both of which are AMAZING. (I know. I own both of them.) The song that I chose is titled Beautiful Day. The reason I chose this song is that every day is beautiful, and sometimes I just can’t resist singing the line “It’s a beautiful day!”, especially when the sun is shining and the sky is blue! A reminder to be thankful for the day God’s given us, ya know? :) (That was a short paragraph, right? Don’t want to take too much time talking and not enough time jammin’ to the music!)

Alright, alright. And now without further ado, you may now listen to Beautiful Day by Jamie Grace. :) Thanks for stopping by everyone! See you on the next Music Monday, I hope! (Unless I post something else sooner…but most likely Monday.*)

*That is, if I remember. I meant to start Music Mondays last week. Music Thursdays, people! I’m telling ya. ;)

Have a beautiful day. xxx

Beautiful to Me – A Poem

Good afternoon! I hope you’re all having a marvelous day today. :) And you know what…. Spring is coming!!! Finally. It’s been such a long winter, and I do like winter, but I love spring. I can’t wait until the flowers and leaves come back! What you’re favorite part about spring?

Today I thought I would share a poem that I wrote. I’m sure you all know by now how much I love to write. I love to combine the 26 letters of our alphabet in gazillions of different ways, but most of all I love to write because I want to bring glory to Jesus through my writing. :D So here is my God-poem; Jesus gave me the words and I wrote them! It’s titled Beautiful to Me. All the glory; all the praise goes to God. <3

Beautiful to Me Poem | Majestic Adventures

Beautiful to Me

They made fun of her again,

and it’s not the first time.

She’s weeping in the corner.

They said she was ugly, awkward and weird,

and she’s wondering, “Is it true?”


She feels Someone’s arms wrapping around her shoulders.

He draws her near and holds her close.

He comforts her; He rocks her.

He tells her everything is going to be alright,

and after a moment of soothing silence,

when her tears have ceased,

He begins to talk softly.


“I know they make fun of you,”

He whispers in her ear.

“I know you’re wondering if their words are true;

if you’re really ugly, awkward or weird.

But I need to tell you something:

Those nasty things they said about you,

Princess, those words aren’t true.

You’re beautiful to Me.”


He continues and His voice is soothing and warm.

“Come to Me, precious princess.

Come to Me and let Me give you rest.

Don’t listen to what the others say.

Listen to what I say, for I am the King of all Kings.

I am God of the Universe; I made you.

Precious princess, I love you.”


He kisses the top of her head as He says,

“You’re beautiful just the way I created you.

It doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks.

You’re beautiful to Me.


“When the others make fun of you,

when they tease you about the way you look or act,

just remember one thing:

People look on the outward appearance,

but I look at the heart.

I don’t want you to forget, My daughter,

You are beautiful to Me.

You are My precious princess.

I don’t want you to ever forget it.”


 He lays a gold crown atop her head and says,

“All princesses need their crown, especially you,

My daughter, you are a princess of the King.

Always wear your crown and know that you are loved.”

He turns so He can face her,

and tears come to her eyes as He whispers,

“Precious princess, I want you to know,

you’re beautiful to Me.”

10 Questions Link-Up

Today is the last day of January! That went fast, though we’re that much closer to spring. :D Who’s ready to see blue sky, the sun, grass, and a thermometer that reads 70 degrees instead of -10? (*raises hand* Meeeeeeeeee.) Don’t get me wrong, I do like the snow, but after a while it gets old. What’s your opinion on the winter weather? Yay or nay? :)

I love flowers.
I love flowers.

Alrighty, well, I’ve been nominated by Jacquie @ She is Modest to participate in a 10 question link-up. (I keep thinking of the Sound of Music song ‘A Few of my Favorite Things’ because a few of the questions ask about my favorites. XD ) My first ever link-up, yay! Shall we begin?

1. What is your dream job, and why?

There’s so many things I’ve love to do, but does professional bookworm/writer/traveler/music-listener count?

2. Is there a sport/hobby that you are currently not doing and would like to do?

I’m not currently playing softball (as it is winter) but I would like to play it again. As for trying something I’ve never done before (which I suspect is the real question), I would like to ice skate. I’ve only gone once before, years ago, but I thought it was fun and I’d like to do it again!

3. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be, and why?

THE WORLD. I would love to travel the world. Seeing all the marvelous sights and beautiful buildings and the stores (because I love shopping) – would that not be wonderful? Ah. Someday I pray I can travel the world. :D

4. What is your favorite book?


so true!

Thank you. Someone sums up a bookworm’s feelings entirely. Nevertheless, I was asked to answer the question, just don’t blame me if it gets a little…long winded. Maybe I’ll just name my favorite authors. I think that would be better.

I love Robin Jones Gunn’s books. And Janette Oke’s; and though I’ve only read three of Lynn Austin’s books, I love those as well. And (and and and I keep saying and at the beginning of each sentence) Neta Jackson’s Yada Yada series. Shall we stop there?

5. Who are your favorite bloggers/blogs?

I actually don’t read that many blogs – I read the blogs of my friends and a few others. Alright, favorite bloggers coming up!

And there you have it. :D

6. What is your favorite song?

My favorite song changes from time to time. Currently I am in love with Building 429 and their songs – Made For You, Impossible, Listen to the Sound, and Where I Belong. (the first two I cannot seem to find anywhere except a Deluxe version of their album We Won’t Be Shaken.)

7. Do you have a favorite quote?

‘Don’t forget to wear your crown; you’re a princess (or prince) of the King’ and ‘You’re worth more than gold.’ Think the song Gold, by Britt Nicole. :D And ‘Smile.’ I love to smile. It always brightens me day when I smile and someone smiles back.

8. Who is your favorite book and/or movie character?

My favorite book and/or movie character…gosh this is hard. Just as hard as choosing a favorite book! Anyways. My favorite book/movie characters are Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey from the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. :) And of course Christy Miller from the Christy Miller series.

9. What is your favorite movie? Why?

I watch so many different kinds of movies. Romance, fantasy, sci-fi. All time favorite? Probably Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit trilogy. Or maybe Ever After, or Little Women, or the Sound of Music. (See? I told you this was hard!)

10. What is your favorite bible versE?

My favorite Bible verse changes too! Right now my favorite is Phillipians 4:13 – “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.” But then there’s Psalm 8:1 – “O Lord our Lord how majestic is your name in all the earth. You have set your name in the heavens.” <3


Alright my friends, there’s the end of my first (and hopefully not last!) link-up. I nominate Annalise @ From My Eyes and Koko @ His Little Elephant to answer those ten questions. (If they want; it’s completely optional, though I would love to see their answers.)

And now, my readers, what about you? (First of all, my thanks for reading this post. It was longer than usual! Your reward is chocolate. *hands out chocolate*)What did you think of my answers? What are your answers to the ten questions? Sound off in the comments below, because I love hearing from you all, or join the link-up by answering them on your own blog!If you do link up, be sure to mention it with a comment so we can hop on over and see your answers!

Happy February! Until next time. :D


The New Year, The Hobbit, and Books. Lots and Lots of Books.

Merry Christmas (a week late or a year early, whichever you prefer) and Happy New Year! It’s 2015! I love watching the clock turn from 11:59pm to 12:00am. And now I have to retrain myself to write ’15 instead of ’14. There’s so many things to look forward to this year. Spring. And summer. And winter again. And another New Year…but let’s not get ahead of ourselves here. It’s January, it’s 2014 (I mean 2015). It’s a brand new year, full of blessings and adventures and just…amazingness in itself. :D

Everyone talks about having resolutions for New Years, and I really don’t have any in mind. Nothing that I wasn’t trying to do before the new year, anyways. XD I do have a goal, though. What’s that, you ask? Well, I’m glad you asked!

My goal for 2015 is to read 100 books in a year. I love to read. So I’m excited. Who wouldn’t want to try and read 100 books in 12 months? :D I’m kicking it off by reading The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. And, as big a fan I am of the movies (which, by the way, I went to see The Hobbit: Part Three: Battle of the Five Armies in theaters, and it was magnificent. Ahhhhhhh.) I have never…actually…read…the…books…. :O

I know! I know! But I’m going to change that, starting…well, starting December 30, 2014. (wow that seems like so long ago now.) I actually sorta cheated on the 100 books for 2015 thing, (because technically I shouldn’t have started until today, Jan 1) and started the Hobbit last night. I couldn’t resist, okay? It was too tempting. Hobbits and Wizards and Dwarves and Smaug and…it’s amazing, I’m telling you. The movies are also amazing. I know they’re long, but I’m telling you, it’s worth it. It really is.

And, speaking of The Hobbit and Battle of the Five Armies and everything else Middle Earth, Jacquie @ She Is Modest made an amazing Tauriel costume, which she posted about here. Seriously, it is amazing. You must go check it out. (If you want to, it’s completely optional, just highly recommended.)

In addition to reading The Hobbit, I’m going to read the Lord of the Rings trilogy. (surprise surprise) So I’m pretty excited about that. I want to rewatch the movies as I read the books, because…I don’t really know why. Because it would be cool, that’s why. :D

I was considering naming all my favorite LOTR characters, but then decided that the list would be too long, and I’d much rather hear about your favorites instead. Pray tell, your favorite Hobbit and Lord of the Ring characters!

What else am I going to read this year, in addition to fantasy featuring Strider and Frodo and Gandalf? Well, that would be The Katie Weldon Series by Robin Jones Gunn. I’ve read both the Christy Miller series and the Sierra Jensen series by her, both of which I loved, so I’m pretty stoked about this series as well. Hehe, yay!

Anddddd…well, I might as well stop there. I have a reading list I’ll never finish, and I have a feeling you don’t want to spend all your time sitting here while I tell you about all the amazingness I’m going to partake in.

BUT. OH. I just want to tell you about this a moment before I end this. I got the book God’s Smuggler by Brother Andrew with John and Elizabeth Sherrill, and I am going to read that as well. :D I’ve read God’s Smuggler before, and it was such an amazing book. It really demonstrates God’s power and just…wow. It’s just a WOW book. :’) So if you want a really good WOW book full of God-Things, I recommend this one.

Alright, enough yakking. (For now.) I want to hear about you! Have a good Christmas? New Years Eve? Have you read any of the books I mentioned, or seen the Hobbit? (Don’t forget that you were going to tell me your favorite LOTR characters :D)

Until next time, faithful readers! Thanks for sticking with me for this past year, with my scattered blog posts and randomness. I appreciate your comments and look forward to blogging with you for another year!

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Happy New Year from Emma @ A Bookworm’s Majestic Adventures!


I Wrote a Guest Post!


I’m very excited.

As if you couldn’t tell.

The other day I was asked by the very lovely Koko Down Under to guest post on her blog, His Little Elephant. :) The post went live last night, so I am going to redirect you all here, where you can read it. The post itself is about a couple Christmas traditions of my family: Seafoam candy and the game called Dirty Bingo. If you like my blog (which you must if you follow it) you’ll like Koko’s, I am sure. :D

So, my followers, I want to thank you ahead of time!

Merry Christmas! (again.)

And it’s December!


Hello, hello! Tis the season to be jolly! Merry Christmas and happy December, everyone. :) And because I love countdowns, there’s fourteen days until Christmas. :D Seeing that little bitty number next to ‘until Christmas’ scares the procrastinator in me. I haven’t decided what to do for Christmas presents yet. XD

Ah, but the tree is up and the decorations are out – ooh, I just love Christmastime! The music, the decor, the smell of fresh pine, the snow. Oh man, this truly is the most wonderful time of the year. I hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and got some good Black Friday deals if you went out. (I didn’t. I stayed inside and shopped online. Oh yes.) And I hope that everyone is as happy and excited about Christmas as I am.

So, what exactly is this post about? Not sure. A little bit of everything, I suppose. Everything that has to do with Christmas, that is.

First subject for the Christmas post will be…music! I’m a huge fan of music. I especially love Christmas music. It’s so happy and festive. And while I haven’t ever listened to a Christmas album–I listen to individual songs by various artists. All the songs that are played on the radio and sung at church. :D And while I have a zillion favorites, this year I’ve been listening to Jingle Bell Rock and O Holy Night. Does anyone have a least favorite Christmas song? :D

A tradition, a very yummy tradition, is decorating Christmas cookies. It never gets old. I love to frost and sprinkle cookies at Christmastime. :D We’ve been doing it since I was little. So delicious!

One thing I’ve really been thinking about this Christmas is giving. I’m just so excited to open presents. I’ve got a lot of great stuff on my list. Which, I don’t think is a bad thing at all. Man, who doesn’t get excited to open presents?! Just when we get so consumed in ourselves and our desires for the holidays, it’s easy to miss the opportunities we have to serve God by helping others, and even easier to miss the true Reason for the Season. Jesus. :) <3

So there is my serious paragraph in a post full of holly-jolliness. :) Before I bow out….

Who has favorite Christmas decorations? Anyone? :D Is it a special ornament, a stuffed snowman, a nativity scene? Only curious, I love hearing about people’s favorites. :) The favorite that’s been in our house for as long as I could remember, is a Star Trek: Next Generation Captain Picard ornament. Boom, baby! Oh, yes. I found this picture off Amazon.

Pretty cool, right? :D Now that I’ve had my fun, why don’t you tell me what your favorite decoration is, Star Trek or otherwise? :) Favorite carols? Anyone? :D

EOS Hand Lotion

WHOAAAAAAAAA. What is this! Another post! So…soon?! :O

Heheheheheehhe. I know! Aren’t you surprised to see another post so soon? What minor miracle has occurred that there would be two posts within the same month?

I blog when I have something to blog about. Who knows, after this, you might not see another post for seven months! (Just kidding. I actually enjoy blogging and will do the promised Christmas post after Thanksgiving, presuming life doesn’t keep me too busy for blogging.)


EOS Hand Lotion | Majestic adventures wordpress blog


Back to topic. Today I have something to blog about. That something happens to be a review on the newest Evolution of Smooth product. What is that product? I am so glad you asked! As says the title, EOS hand lotion is now for sale! Hand lotion?! EOS?! Yes! Isn’t it amazing? I picked up the EOS hand lotion at the Target check out lane last Monday as a quick “This looks awesome I need to try it,” thing. From what I can tell, it’s also sold at Wal-Greens. Both stores offer it online for $1.99 each (which is also the price I purchased it at Target for).

There are three different scents of lotion: Berry Blossom, Cucumber, and Fresh Flowers. Target only sells Berry Blossom, and sells it both online (out of stock as of November 2014) and in stores. Wal-Greens sells Fresh Flowers, but only online, it’s not available in stores (as of now). Cucumber is advertised on Wal-Greens’ website, but isn’t availible for purchase in stores or online. For more information, visit EOS’ website. :)

NOW. For what I thought of the lotion! The lotion itself is 96% natural, made of shea butter, aloe, oats and antioxidents ‘to keep your hands beautiful, soft and smooth.’ Sounds wonderful already! Natural? All for it.

As said, I bought Berry Blossom. The lotion is smooth and rubs in easily, and best of all, isn’t greasy forever and a day after applying. Just as described. The berry scent is sweet,  with what I interpret as a small twang of citrus. The scent is light – one of my favorite things about EOS lotion versus Bath & Body Works’ stuff. It doesn’t overpower.

Unlike the EOS lip balm (which is a great product by the way), the lotion is in a shape that can be slipped into a purse or even a pocket without that huge bulging lump the lip balm gives you.

Would I buy EOS Hand Lotion again? You bet!

Do I recommend this product? Sure do! It’s cheap, natural, and feels wonderful. Smells great too!

EOS is doing a great job with their lip balms and lotions – I’m impressed! Can’t wait to see what they do next. :)

So, tell me! What do you think of the EOS Hand Lotion? Yes; no? Have you tried it? Are you going to? :) I love hearing from you!

PS: Another brand of lip balm that I have recently tried is SoftLips. Perhaps you’ve heard of it? Review of that coming soon!





Happy November!

Hello and good evening to all my friends in the blogging and internet world! Today’s post will be about fall and winter and Thanksgiving and possibly some ramblings. I almost included Christmas in the selection, but I’ll save that for another post. After Thanksgiving. ;)

Well, it’s here. November. (How did it come so quickly? Time sure does fly!) Nearly the end of the year, though we won’t get into that too much today. We still have 45 days before 2015 to go, let’s enjoy it to its fullest. How have you enjoyed this wonderfully chilly autumn weather? My schedule’s been pretty filled up, but not too filled to notice the beautiful colored leaves and the sun  (when it decides to make an appearance) and the need for hot cocoa again. Sometimes I think it’s easy to get caught up in the busyness of life that we, or at least I, don’t always take time to appreciate everything going on around me. Especially lately when the weather is too cold and too cloudy for my taste, and the snow comes earlier than expected.

At least I have plenty of hot chocolate mix.

Anything can be fixed with a smile and a mug of hot chocolate, loaded down with puffy marshmallows. Don’t you agree?

As I was saying, autumn and winter are both so gorgeous! I can’t keep it all to myself, so I thought I would share a few pictures of mine with you.

Colorful leaves | majesticadventure wordpress blogI liked the colors of the leaves and the grass, and the bright red leaf there. :)

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I thought my little camera, Samsung ST66, did on picking up the droplets on the leaf. :) Pleasantly surprised!

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And my personal favorite of the bunch, what I have dubbed, The Frosted Leaf picture, taken quickly before leaving for church one morning after a cold frost had enveloped the remaining and scattered leaves that still remained on the ground. (That was a long sentence. But I liked how it sounded so it’s going to stay.)

So there’s a little bit of beauty I wanted to share with you. :)

Other than leaves and the change of temperature that come with fall and November, there’s also Thanksgiving. I love Thanksgiving! When I think of Thanksgiving, first thing that comes to mind is family. Family and food. Of course, there’s more to Thanksgiving than pumpkin pie and turkey, so tell me – what are you thankful for today? Five things. Comment five things you’re thankful for. That is your task. Mine? I have many, but…well, here they are.

1) A God who loves and listens and answers prayers

2) A loving family

3) Beautiful friends

4) My dog (my dog is awesome, and I had to put him in the list somewhere.)

5) Pie. (Yes, I know you saw that coming. But I love pie. Whoever invented it, invented deliciousness. And I love deliciousness.)

SO! Do you remember your assignment? Comment five things your thankful for. Ready? GO!

Girls Craft Club – GCC

GCC Cake I made for a snack at one point
GCC Cake I made for a snack at one point

This post is going to be about a club that I formed and was a part of for several years. I called it Girls Craft Club – or GCC for short. I encourage other girls (or guys) to start clubs like this as well! It doesn’t matter what age you are, getting together with friends and being a part of a “club” is still fun.


I formed Girls Craft Club in 2011. The idea was for girls to have a chance to get together regularly with their friends, a chance to get to know each other and have a good time. The idea was simple. Once a month I would invite my friends over, we would do a craft, have a snack and then play some games inside, or if the weather permitted, outside. So I could easily contact everyone, I created an email loop that everyone was invited to, and through it I could email all the details about the exact date and if they needed to bring any supplies. The time we met was 1pm (after lunch) until 4pm.


It was a huge hit. I loved it and it was so much fun to be able to get together with my friends once a month. The crafts I chose I got off Pinterest (Pinterest is probably one of the best places to get craft ideas from, I highly recommend it.), and I tried to keep the cost of supplies pretty low considering that I didn’t have a big budget. Some of the things that we’ve done include making stepping stones, chocolate covered pretzels (which were so delicious we did these a few times), cards when people were sick or needed encouragement and a lot more.


After the craft, which generally took an hour or so to complete, we had a snack. (Unless we made something edible, in which case we just ate our craft :)) For the snack we had crackers and cheese or cookies or popcorn or something else of the sort. Munchies, really. After our snack we played games like Capture the Flag or volleyball – anything we were interested in. Soon it was four and time for my friends to depart. They brought their crafts home with them and we all were very eager for next month’s meeting. :)


So that was GCC in a nutshell. After doing it for several years I finally ran out of crafts to do within my pricerange, and we were all moving on with our lives. I decided to officially end Girls Craft Club, although we all promised to keep getting together to hang out or playing some games.


As I said before, I encourage you all to think about starting a club of your own. Maybe you could form the next GCC or maybe you could think of something entirely on your own. Either way, I’m going to try and post regularly about the crafts we did so you could gather ideas for your own club, or maybe your just a really crafty person and you’d be interested in trying some. Let me know if you have any questions about GCC that I may be able to answer, or if you’re going to start a club of your own! :D


I hope you enjoyed the post, and have a wonderful day! Thanks for stopping by.

Anne’s House of Dreams – L.M. Montgomery

Anne’s House of Dreams


Anne's House of Dreams - L.M. Montgomery
Anne’s House of Dreams – L.M. Montgomery

Anne’s House of Dreams (L.M. Montgomery) was a really great book! Anne is now married (husband’s name will remain anonymous for those of you who have not read it) and lives in her little house at Four Winds. At Four Winds she meets her opinionated neighbor, Miss Cornelia Byrant, Captain Jim who’s an old sea captain full of tales and Leslie Moore, a beautiful woman whose past is full of tragedies. With her neighbors and husband, Anne begins her new life. She solves problems of her own and tries to help others with theirs.

The fifth book of the Anne-Books was a very good one. Again, Anne met new people and I really liked their personalities and their part in the story. There was lots of humor, I thought, coming from the stories that Anne’s neighbors (specifically Miss Cornelia) told.


On the other hand, a lot of the stories were sad ones. Some of them I found a bit depressing. It was different than the happy-go-lucky stories that the friends generally told, and I do understand that everyone has a bit of a sad background, but this was just tragic. And this book was about Anne’s first year of marriage, I thought, but her husband was away much of the time and they only quarreled once throughout the whole story. Those two things were a bit disappointing, but other than that I loved every bit of it. There were happy times, there were sad times, there were joyous times, and there were grieving times. All in all, I found that Anne’s House of Dreams was a very, very good book and I recommend it! (Although, I must say that my personal favorite is still Anne of Windy Poplars. ;))


Thank you lovely readers for reading my post. :) Tell me now, have you read any of the Anne-Books I have posted about? If you have, please comment how you liked them! If you haven’t read them, perhaps you’ll start them soon? I’d love to hear your comments. :)