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note to self: go outside

"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." —  Henry David Thoreau credit My phone died recently. Not like died because of its charge — permanently died. I'm not the only one whom this has happened to, I'm sure, and this isn't a complaint. Rather, it's an observation on how different the landscape of my life has been without it. I've been reading more, watching more TV, doing less doomscrolling. I found that I've missed my phone a lot less and simultaneously a lot more than I expected. And I've been noticing a difference in my mental state. My mental health is, apparently, linked in part to the device I hold in my hand 99% of the time. Who knew? However, it's still been challenging lately, for more reasons than just my phone, and my sister invited me to go outside with her. Th

The Author's Giveaway Winners

And now, I would like to introduce my very first vlog, starring me, Georgie, and Fin. :)

Anna Mittower, you won the typewriter print donated by Emily @ Anna Delores Photography!

Keaghan, you won the Shakespeare Inspiration Dice donated by Jennifer @ Palimpsestic!

Charity, you won the ornament donated by Faith from Inspirations by Faith!

Ashley, you won the notecards donated by Marguerite @ Piccadilly Post!

Melody, you won the author silhouette by Kirsten @ Hello Grey Day!

Winners, please email me at mountainfireflower[at]gmail[dot]com. Please email me by this weekend, otherwise we shall have to choose different winners.

Also, Anna, Ashley, and Melody, you get a choice on which prize you get, so please include that in your email.

Thanks for entering, and congratulations to those who won!

You may be able to bribe us into doing more vlogs. Just leave lots of offerings of cereal, rainbows, and other pleasant things.


  1. Keep Calm and Call Batman..always. always call Batman ;)

    Congrats to the winners!

    much love♥

  2. Haha, I loved watching this. Great job guys! :P

  3. Wow! Thank you guys for hosting this! It was so much fun to read everyone's answers to the questions...


  4. For some reason, I can't send my says your email address isn't recognized....Is there another address I can send it to?

    Oh, and yes, I did remove the AT and DOT. lol

    1. Hey Ashley, I wrote back to your message on your Facebook page, but just in case you didn't see that, can you try emailing me at If not, let me know and we'll work something else out. We will most definitely get you your prizes. ;)


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