Monday, July 25, 2016


Merry Christmas in July, friends!!!

While it certainly doesn't feel like Christmas outside, we're still super excited. Unfortunately the people who manage the TV schedule do not share this enthusiasm (no specials? Really?), so Momma and I made bought (since we have no stove) cookies and decorated them.

You: why

Because it's CHRISTMAS IN JULY!!!

Sadly, this post will have to be a little shorter. Our new dishwasher (the lightning took the other one) has NOT arrived yet, so I need to go help Momma with the dishes... As you may have guessed, the pun will be Christmas themed!

Instead of entering through the door, I think it better soots Santa's personality to come down the chimney.

Merry Christmas in July, Y'all!
Your Royal Paleness

Friday, July 22, 2016

Praying for Munich

"Surely he has borne our griefs
and carried our sorrows;
yet we esteemed him stricken,
smitten by God, and afflicted.
But he was pierced for our transgressions;
he was crushed for our iniquities;
upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace,
and with his wounds we are healed.
All we like sheep have gone astray;
we have turned—every one—to his own way;
and the Lord has laid on him
the iniquity of us all."

Isaiah 53:4-6

Remember the people of Munich as you lift up your prayers tonight.
Your Royal Paleness

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Tea Day Has Come and Gone...

...and it's STILL hotter than blue blazes. So today:

When I'm not drinking tea, my beverage of choice is Dr. Pepper!

Y'all stay cool now!
Your Royal Paleness

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

FREE TEA DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

How many of you know that I like sweet tea?


How many of YOU like sweet tea?


Well, it's Free Tea Day at McAlister's whether you like it, or not! That's right, friends. This Thursday, July 21st is the annual event that we Southerners live for.

To go with your summery goodness, here's a bit of trivia about sweet tea:
  • Sweet tea began as a luxury item due to the expensiveness of tea, sugar, and ice.
  • The earliest known sweet tea recipe contained green tea and was found in a community cookbook in Virginia in 1879.
  • 85 percent of the tea consumed in America is iced.  Prince Harry, won't you join me for a glass (or jar)?
  • If you make sweet tea at home, it costs approximately 3 cents per cup (before sugar). You may pay up to 10 times that amount if you order it in a restaurant.
  • The term 'sweet tea' means iced tea which is sweetened with sugar at the time that it is brewed.
There you have it. So I leave you with this: Enjoy your tea, y'all (And remember, sweet tea tastes best in a Mason jar)!

Your Royal Paleness

Monday, July 18, 2016


Hi guys!!! SO, I know you're thinking "ugh, that mysterious teenager didn't post AGAIN." And you're right! But I have an explanation...

You: Mmm hmm

Okay, I'll admit didn't write anything Monday morning, but I had started a post after driver's ed (I passed, by the way!!). I put my computer down to do something, probably eat dinner, and BANG!!

You: *jumps in sheer terror* What???

Our house was struck by lightning! The chimney-thing in the house started smoking and our oven was sending out sparks. It was all very scary. We later learned that a branch right on top of the house was struck first, preventing a fire (praise the Lord, I can barely handle no AC...).

However, the storm did take our internet/cable, along with the oven (no surprise there), dishwasher, and both TV's. We got our internet and cable back last night (just in time to watch Return to Amish on the computer...)

So anyway, sorry for my absence. We just got home from somewhere a little farther south, where I visited my new cousin and grandparents. We also visited this little gem right here...

The Varsity, home of the Frosted Orange, peach pie, and the best fries you'll ever taste. Know what you want when it's your turn, though-- if you don't, you'll find yourself in the back of the line!

And like I said, I finally passed driver's ed. I was not aware there was a final until the day before however... But I guess it worked out.

In other news, we have some new friends on the blog! Just this week, we welcomed readers from the island country of Mauritius!

(That's from a really good movie, by the way. Y'all should watch it.)

Now on to the most wonderful pun of your week! It will be about lightning, so something good will have come from the past few days...

Lightning often strikes things it shouldn't because it doesn't know how to conduct itself.

Stay inside during storms! (Especially you, Mauritius, you just got here)
Your Royal Paleness

Friday, July 8, 2016

Jesus Loves You!

Hey guys!

In wake of recent events, I thought I would share a Bible verse with y'all:

"In this is love, not that we have loved God but that He has loved us and sent His Son as a propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another."
1 John 4:10-11

As you go about your weekend, remember that you are beloved by Jesus and that we ought to share this love with our fellow people. We are all saved by the same blood of Christ.

See you on Monday!
Your Royal Paleness

Monday, July 4, 2016


Hello, friends and patriots! The day is July 4th, which means it's AMERICA'S BIRTHDAY!!!

Today marks USA's 240th birthday as a nation, and might I say, it doesn't look a day over 239. We're celebrating at our house with giant sparklers!

YOU (yes, you!) can celebrate 'Merica's birthday by grilling out, attending a parade, or even visiting your local McDonald's (for all you European readers). You're welcome, world.

Sadly, extreme patriotism does not last forever. Tomorrow... *dramatic sigh*

...I start Driver's Ed. *dun dun dun*

I'm not sure if they have DE in Europe or any other place, but I'll explain just in case. Basically it's a class you take about traffic laws, etc. before you drive around with an instructor, then get your permit. Then you can get your license. I've never met anyone who even minimally enjoyed Driver's Ed, but it's another step towards driving myself!

Anyway, it wouldn't be Monday (especially not 'Merica Monday) without a pun! Of course, DE doesn't seem very punny, so we'll stick with AMERICA.

As Americans, we prefer both sweet tea and liber-tea.

Happy Birthday, 'MERICA!
Your Royal Paleness