a welcome to the nest

// artwork © laurel beth //

Hi there! Welcome to Oh, Restless Bird! I've noticed a couple of new lovely faces around here over the last couple of weeks, so I thought it would be a good idea to introduce myself (again) before I continue to blog on.

Here are a few things about me that aren't covered on my about me page . . .

( 1 ) 
My heart longs for Scotland and I'm not even Scottish. Nope. I blame my love of Scotland on the Loch Ness Monster and Amy Pond.

( 2 ) 
I tend to contradict myself and my loves/likes a lot with some seriously major contrast, but I'm completely okay with that fact. (Example: I love buying shoes, but I hate wearing them.)

( 3 ) 
I've been in love with the same guy for over 3 years; and supposedly "Operation Engagement" is underway, or so I've been told. *EEP* I cannot wait to marry my best friend!

( 4 ) 
I work at a Christian bookstore, and answer the store phone like I'm involved in an Old
Western Shoot-Out or something every.single.time. My purple apron is my phone-gun holster, I kid you not. My favorite section to stock at the store is (duh!) of course the Fiction section.

( 5 ) 
I thought I was a pretty fast talker, being born a city kid, who later in life moved to the mountains and whatnot, but then I met my blogger friend Meghan. Meg's waaaay faster at talking than me! I guess us Southerner's just talk a bit slower naturally, eh?

( 6 ) 
I'm working on writing a YA Fantasy Novel, which leads me to research crazy things like Herbology and Mythical Sea Creatures

( 7 ) 
I talk with my hands a lot and eat food like an Italian-beast. My favorite restaurants are Olive Garden and Carrabba's. Oh, and I can make some mean homemade Chicken Marsala too! Speaking of Italy . . . I'd so love to go there someday!

( 8 ) 
I love photography, but rarely take photos of myself . . . like, ever. I prefer to take pictures of other people, architecture and nature. 

( 9 ) 
I've been a Christian since I was an itty bitty, though I really didn't claim my faith as my own until I was 16.

( 10 ) 
I love Animated Stop-Motion (Frankenweenieand Hayao Miyazaki (Howl's Moving Castlefilms

( 11 ) 
I'm obsessed with Doctor Who. I mean, its a crazy-handsome man and a flying blue box for crying out loud! Who wouldn't be obsessed with The Doctor!?

( 12 ) 
I'm a BIG TIME movie watcher and usually associate certain foods with certain movies. I associate Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Disney's The Fox & The Hound, and Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans with Twilight. Oh, and I am just as weird when it comes to watching TV too. For instance, I associate Spaghetti with The Walking Dead and Japanese Food with Fringe.

( 13 ) 
My current career goal in life is to become an author/wife/mother. Tall order? I think not.

( 14 ) 
I use elipses way too much in my blog posts . . . See I told ya!?

( 15 ) 
I'm a lover of stories. Fairy Tales have always been my favorite kind.

( 16 ) 
I've picked One-Word to focus on for the past two years. Last year my word was PEACE and this year it's EMBRACE

( 17 ) 
I review books from time to time for Blogging For Books, DJC Communications, Team Novel Teen and the Z-Street Team. I absolutely love reading YA Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy and Dystopia. 

( 18 ) 
I've been playing piano since I was 6 (ahem, that would be for nearly 18 years.) Woot! 18 for 18.

( 19 ) 
I am here to be an encourager, to document my life and to make Jesus famous.

( 20 )
I am an INFJ. Knowing this fact might just help you to understand me all the better. 

( 21 )
My closet is color-coded, my DVD's are all alphabetized and my bookshelf is organized by book-height. In short, I love cleaning/organization!

( 22 )
I'm in love with all things Phantom and Les Miz.

( 23 ) 
I'm a recovering perfectionist. Like, seriously . . . You don't even want to know how long it took me to come up with the *perfect* 23 unique things to tell ya'll about myself! (Pssst! By the way, I chose 23 things because, well, I *am* 23!)

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I'd love to get to know you too! So, why not tell me 5 unique things about yourself in the comments section below?


  1. I've played the piano since I was about 5 or 6, too. And my closet is also color-coordinated. :) My books are alphabetized and my classic movies are organized by year (my others are just wherever I have the space, LOL).

    I've been reading your blog for a while but I still liked learning new things about you!


    1. Ooh, I like your book system, Kristin! Though, I'm not sure I could do that seeing as how some of my books are hand-size and others are coffee-table-size. I'd love to see your library sometime! ;-)

    2. I've been watching a lot of book reviews on Youtube lately and I love watching bookshelf tours. I just really love seeing other people's shelves! I've been toying with the idea of filming one of my own (even started filming it last week), but I'm so awkward that I don't know if I'm brave enough. :)

    3. Hehe. I'm awkward on camera too, which is why I'd gladly take photos of my bookshelf, but no one will (more likely than not) be getting a virtual tour from me anytime soon. ;-)

  2. Ah, Sarah, I love you. And all the Doctor Who references. Have I thanked you lately for creating this monster? :)

    I didn't know we were calling it Operation Engagement! That. is. perfect. *grins*

    1. Yes, Doctor Who AND Operation Engagement! Teehee! *grins*

  3. Freaked me out a bit when I opened up this page! On that note I have a very bittersweet story about the pictures used...

  4. Hooray for another recovering perfectionist! I still have my perfectionist ways but am feeling more and more at peace with my imperfections and God's perfections. Loved reading this post, girl! It's so much fun to get to know fellow bloggers. :)

    1. Thanks for giving me the inspiration to do this post, Kiki! :)

  5. I love Phantom and Les Mis too! And Amy Pond is my favorite of the Doctor's companions. :) And I don't think that number 13 is a tall order at all! I think it is one of the best things there is. :)

    1. Yes, isn't Amy Pond just brilliant? I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks wife/mommy-dom is an incredibly noble calling too. ;)

  6. Doctor Who, Phantom, and Les Mis? Kindred spirit.

    And I'm obsessed with Scotland, too...but my reason's David Tennant. ;)

    1. Well, David Tennant is pretty spectacular! Have you watched 'The Decoy Bride?' It has Tennant and the lady voiced Princess Merida in Disney/Pixar's 'Brave.' It's a rom-com that is set in Scotland, and it's brilliant!


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