Solstice Celebration

Tagged by Ash at For the Love of Books and Danielle at The Introverted Book Nerd, I now present – The Winter Tag! As I say every time I’m tagged for something – I appreciate it SO much!

The Rules

  • Share 12 random facts about yourself
  • Answer the 12 questions
  • Tag 12 bloggers (if you can)

Random Facts About Moi

  • I am an outpatient therapist and I adore my job and [most] of my clients.
  • I chipped my tooth on the side of a condo pool in Florida when I was little and probably had my first panic attack.
  • I literally grew up with my cat, Happy – she lived to be 21 years old!
  • I’m a natural swimmer.
  • I yell at the TV at all times.
  • My grandmother called me her ‘fruit eater’ because I only ate fruit at her house. Little did she know, I did so to avoid her awful cooking!
  • I didn’t have Christmas spirit this year; I never even put up a tree…
  • I wish I had a magic wand.
  • I’m obsessed with cute/fun/quirky/cool office supplies!
  • I tend to believe inanimate objects, especially stuffed animals, have feelings. I just discovered this is called anthropomorphism.
  • The color coral reminds me of my favorite grandmother – she always wore coral lipstick.
  • I wish I could regret my ending marriage, but I can’t because we made two perfect babies together. Maybe some people are meant to be together solely to make people who are meant to be in this world…

The Questions

What are your favorite things about winter?

I wish I could say snow, but in the South, at least where I am, we rarely get ‘real’ snow. So, my favorite things about the ‘winter’ I get to experience regularly are getting long weekends/breaks from work, the anticipation of a few snow flurries, and the [sometimes] icy, cold weather! Oh, and totally whipping out my winter wardrobe, which I get to do for a few weeks if I’m lucky!

What is your favorite winter outfit?

My favorite winter getup is totally warm, fuzzy pajamas! However, to go out in public – and I’m not opposed to being seen in said warm, fuzzy pajamas – I love a cozy sweater, layered over an amazingly soft long-sleeved t-shirt, with jeans and wintry shoes! Oh, and hilarious socks that really don’t match my outfit.

What is your favorite winter food?

Soups and stews are my favorite foods to eat in the winter. Really, anything homey and warming is delicious!

What is your favorite winter drink?

I love eggnog, hot apple cider, and spiced tea.

What is your dream way to spend a winter’s day?

Cuddled up somewhere wonderful and reading fifty books.

What are you hoping Santa brings you?

Santa brought me what I wanted – surprises for my babies! My favorite thing they got is a vintage-y play kitchen!

What are the first three things that remind you of winter?

  • The ‘fall back’ time change
  • The start of the NCAA basketball season
  • A fire in the fireplace

What is your favorite winter song?

My favorite winter song is probably Silent Night or Jingle Bells!

What is your favorite winter memory?

I remember about 1000 years ago, when I was five years old or younger, and we miraculously got 18 inches of snow – in Tennessee! I recall hopping around outside and wading through snow drifts; we even made a snowman and saved it in the freezer!

Another top winter memory is helping my beloved Grandmother decorate her white flocked Christmas tree every year!

What is your favorite winter scent?

My favorite winter smells are definitely that of a fire in the fireplace, home cooking, and pine or spicy-scented candles.

Finish this sentence – If I could have anything this Christmas, it would be…

…to be content with where I am and optimistic about where I’m going.

I tag…

Erin @ Bluestocking Bookworm

Jackie @ Bookworm Cafe…

Sarah @ Book Hooked Nook

Paige @ Books and Belle

Dorka @ Berries and Books

Cassie @ Messy Life of Cassie Winters

Olivia Anne @ Books and Big Ideas

Lucy @ That Book Gal

Lindsay @ Singer of Stories

Lori @ Reading with Lori

Ash @ For the Love of Books

Shawn @ The Bookish Librarian

Love, Maggie


  1. Ashleigh Williams

    21 years old, that’s amazing! My cat is 17 and I hope she has he 21st birthday too 🙂

    08 . 01 . 2018
    • Maggie

      Aw! I hope your precious kitty has a 21st birthday also! 😀

      08 . 01 . 2018
  2. Linda

    You had a cat named Happy? that’s awesome. I’m kind of imagining it being a grumpy cat lol.
    I yell at my tv too!!
    Yess to all the hilarious socks that don’t match outfits. My socks never match my outfit, and that’s how I like them.

    08 . 01 . 2018
    • Maggie

      Happy was definitely a grumpy cat! LOL! I drive people nuts with my TV screaming and today I wore a gold top with green cat socks! 😀

      08 . 01 . 2018
  3. LORI

    HAHAHA I LOVED THE RANDOM FACTS THAT I DIDNT KNOW ABOUT YOU. The are sooo funny. Gosh I love intimate posts like these. BTW SORRY ABOUT YOUR MARRIAGE NOT WORKING OUT… it wasn meant to be and you have someone else perfect for you. Love you!

    01 . 01 . 2018
    • Maggie

      Aw! Thanks so much, Lori, for your kind words about the divorce. <3 I'm tickled you liked my random facts - I had so much fun coming up with them! 😀

      08 . 01 . 2018
  4. Danielle

    You can have all my snow! Happy nEw year!

    01 . 01 . 2018
    • Maggie

      Gimme gimme!!!! LOL!!! I hope you’re having a fabulous 2018 so far!

      08 . 01 . 2018
  5. KRIS

    I am constantly yelling at or talking to my tv!! My bf gets so annoyed lolol

    01 . 01 . 2018
    • Maggie

      LOL! I drive people insane doing it too! I just can’t help it – I even scream for people to get to the front faster when they get called on The Price is Right! LOL!

      08 . 01 . 2018
  6. Jordan @ The Heart of a Book Blogger

    I live in California and do not get any “winter” weather ever! haha I also love wearing cozy pajamas during winter!

    31 . 12 . 2017
    • Maggie

      Cozy jammies are the BEST! 😀

      08 . 01 . 2018
  7. Diana @ The Bookish Sisters

    Love this tag!! I yell at the TV from time to time too!

    31 . 12 . 2017
    • Maggie

      LOL! Thanks, Diana! 😀

      08 . 01 . 2018
  8. Libby

    i talk back to the tv as well girl you are not the only one

    30 . 12 . 2017
    • Maggie

      LOL! I especially scream when the news is on!

      31 . 12 . 2017
  9. Sarah Campbell

    😂 you tell at the TV at all times 😂

    30 . 12 . 2017
    • Maggie

      I yell at the TV so much, somebody would probably think I was crazy if they walked in on me – yelling at myself! 😀

      31 . 12 . 2017
  10. Dorka

    Loved your answers! Thank you for tagging me! 🙂

    30 . 12 . 2017
    • Maggie

      Thanks, Dorka and you’re so very welcome!

      31 . 12 . 2017

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