Over four years ago, I started this blog with a Lemony Snicket quote, and my home page boasts a picture of Lemony Snicket books. Without a doubt, Snicket is my favorite monikered children’s author. His proverbs are quite wise, including this one:
“Sometimes words are not enough.”
― Lemony Snicket
“Morning is an important time of day, because how you spend your morning can often tell you what kind of day you are going to have.”
― Lemony Snicket
What do you get when you cross snickerdoodle cookies, lemon, oatmeal, and children’s books? An amazing morning!
Lemony Snicket Oatmeal (Lemon-Snickerdoodle Cookie Batter Oatmeal)
- 1/2 cup oatmeal
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/4 cup yogurt
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
- Combine all ingredients in a sealable container
- Mix it up
- Refrigerate over night
- Eat! (It really is that easy!)
I have always been a reader, but my love of reading blossomed in fourth grade when my teacher challenged each student in our class to read 100 books during the school year. To this day, many of my favorite authors and books are from the piles I read that year. If you have a young reader struggling to meet his or her summer reading requirements, pull a book by one of the following authors. They are sure to fall in love!
Top Ten Authors for Kids in Upper Elementary
1. L. Frank Baum
2. Lemony Snicket
3. Lewis Carroll
4. Kate DiCamillo
5. Lois Gladys Leppard
6. Nancy Rue
7. Pseudonymous Bosch
8. Valerie Tripp
9. Beverly Cleary
10. C.S. Lewis
What were your favorite books as a child?
“I don’t know if you’ve ever noticed this, but first impressions are often entirely wrong.”
―Lemony Snicket, The Bad Beginning
I am a huge fan of Lemony Snicket, and I have found that he knows a lot about life. Therefore, assuming that he is correct on this matter, I hope that you hate this post. Please, try your hardest to find me dry, boring, and uninteresting–just make sure to check back in a few days for another post.
Now that we have that settled, let me introduce myself. I am Kat, a college student on a simple mission to make straight A’s, not gain my freshman fifteen, have a little bit of fun, pay for college, and fall in love with my Heavenly Father. Easy as pie, right? Speaking of pie, I absolutely am obsessed with sugary foods–which is going to make it hard to keep off the freshman fifteen!
I have divided my life into 9 categories for the sake of this blog:
- My Spiritual Life
- My Healthy Life
- My Social Life
- My Scholarly Life
- My Frugal Life
- My Artsy Life
- My Adventurous Life
- My Fashionable Life
- My Organized Life
Hypothetically, all of my posts will fit into these categories, and if they don’t, I will just pretend that they do and keep going :). As far as this post goes, well, we are going to call it adventurous–it’s not every day that you start a blog! Here goes!