Friday, January 5, 2018

Ask Me Anything // Answers!


What do you typically bake for Christmas?   Many different things!  The main staples are butter pecan fudge, sugar cookie cutouts, molasses cookies, and Mexican wedding cookies.  

What is your favorite liturgical season?   The Christmas and Easter seasons are tied.

What are your favorite hobbies?  At the moment I don't really have a a hobby.  I do love to read about minimalism and anything off-grid or old-fashioned.  I'm also considering taking up the accordion (I've played the piano for a handful of years).  If camping is a hobby, add that to the list!  

What is your favorite spiritual reading book?   Divine Intimacy for sure.  I can't say enough good things about it.  

When did you start going to the Traditional Latin Mass?   2014.  We decided to get confirmed at the TLM said by our English Mass priests (in full communion with Holy Mother Church, just to clarify).  We decided to start attending before the confirmation so we knew what was going on and never stopped after.  It's been one of the best things that ever happened to me.

What is your favorite movie?  I don't have a favorite movie (I'm not a big movie person).  The ones I do like are The Passion and any history/nature documentaries.  Sometimes I'll watch an episode or two of Sarah Palin's Alaska.

From Claire:
What is your middle name?  I'd rather not answer that one.

What is your confirmation saint?  St. Therese.
What are some of your favorite books?  Divine Intimacy, A Story of A Soul, and anything set in a different time period that isn't a "love" book.  

How many different states have you lived in?  Just one.

When is your birthday?  Right when Spring arrives (at least in my book).  My favorite time of year! 

Do you prefer skirts or pants?  Pants, as long as I have something long enough on top.  Otherwise, skirts.

Do you exercise everyday?  Off and on.

What diets have you tried?  I've never officially tried any.  I just try to eat whole foods.  If I can't make that work, that's ok.  I also try to focus on getting good veggies, proteins, and fruits during the day.  My latest thing is trying to lower my sugar intake. 

Do you prefer drying or putting away the dishes (not that you do either)?  I prefer drying. 

Do you wear makeup?  No.  I prefer to go with the organic, raw look.  Plus, most makeup on the market today are full of chemicals. 

From Eowyn:

Did you get to have a croissant that your brother and sister are working on in the second to the last picture? They look good.  I did!  Delicious.  They're actually Butter Horn Dinner Rolls, not croissants (though they do look similar).  My sister Elizabeth makes them. 

Thank you all for your questions!  I had a lot of fun answering them all.  If you want to ask more questions or want me to clarify something, comment in the comment box below or send me an email at  

Have a wonderful, blessed day!
In the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus,




  1. This post was so much fun to read, Emma!

    I've never heard of Mexican wedding cookies...what do they look/taste like?

    Christmas and Easter are tied for me too....I love Midnight Mass, but I also love the Vidi Aquam.....

    That is so awesome that your priests say both the English and the TLM! Not many priests do that...

    I wasn't a big movie person either as a kid. I was more accepting of them when I was in high school and became a full on movie junkie when I was in college (mainly due to the influence of my "little sister" Lia).

    I usually don't like to wear pants anymore, but I need to have them in case I need them for work. I still need to find a style of long shirt that doesn't look weird but will give me the modesty (and mobility) that I need.

    I can't stand makeup either - I'll wear it to cover up my acne occasionally, but it is really itchy on my face. Besides, I prefer the guys see me as I truly am, not to fall in love with any of my physical beauty but ME as a person.

    Have a blessed Epiphany!!


    1. Thank you!

      Mexican wedding cookies are one of my favorites. They're crunchy, rather crumbly, and melt-in-your-mouth delicious! Here's a recipe I found that's almost exactly like ours:

      It's so hard to pick between liturgical seasons! They all have their own beauty. Yet another thing about our Holy Mother Church that I love.

      We are very blessed with our priests. I'm glad they offer both English and Traditional Latin Masses.

      I (along with my two younger sisters) switched to all skirts about 3 or 4 years ago. Save a few short stints, I never strayed from them. That all changed this winter. I've never been a shopper, so it got to the point were I only had a few clothes left (mainly well-worn items). I decided to fill the empty gaps in my meager wardrobe with knit pants (I've loved them since....forever. They're so long as they're not tight) along with tunics. I've found the few that I have on Thred-Up, an online thrift store. I'm actually thinking of getting an easy pattern and sewing them.

      Have a blessed Epiphany to!

      Thanks for commenting and God bless you and your family!


  2. Thanks for answering my question.
    I love how you describe not wearing makeup. :D

    1. Your welcome, Eowyn! Thanks for commenting!

      Have a wonderful evening,