Ivy Miranda


  My blogging timeline is well over 14 years now and this blog is slowly approaching its tenth anniversary. Time goes by fast when you're having fun. 

     Writing-obviously-is my primary passion as well as reading and watching movies/shows which normally lead to reviews for both. I still love going to the movie theater! And I tend to get terribly sucked into television programming, usually British Drama (Poldark, Downton Abbey, Call The Midwife, etc.) and I feel no shame. I will admit that I tend to be pretty competitive when it comes to movie reviews...

    In 2012, I unexpectedly found myself sucked in the MCU back when I saw The Avengers and I haven't regretted it since. I've loved Harry Potter since I was a kid and pretty much grew up believing in Narnia. 

     For years I've battled my weight (nothing too extreme), but my health wasn't good. So, I took the initiative and started to carefully monitor my eating and has reaped some wonderful benefits! Believe it's possible! I also love the gym and working out is stress relieving for me. 

    Most of my life has been in childcare services. I spent 3 months as a housekeeper to a lovely family with 6 children and then jobbed as a waitress for almost a year (which was quite the humbling experience). All that led me to my current employment at the YMCA in my city area. I work as a child counselor/attendant and do front desk membership (basically a receptionist), both of which I love.

     I live out in the country-literally 7 minutes away from the real Radiator Springs-and consider myself a country girl, but certainly not a nature girl. Meaning, no camping. At all! Reading underneath my family's Bradford pear trees is absolute heaven.

And Barnes & Noble.

That's heaven too!

Name: Ivy Miranda

Birthday: November 23, 1990

Birthplace: Norfolk, VA

Siblings: Four sisters and four brothers (and I'm slap bang in the middle of the boys)

Pets: 5 cats. Kizzy, Scamp, Oliver, Thor and Hobbs

School: Homeschooled from K-12.
Graduate of Paul D. Camp Community College-Class of 2016.

Eclectic fandom lover: Downton Abbey, Call the Midwife, Game of Thrones, Grantchester, 24, Leverage, Robin Hood (BBC), Smallville, Gilmore Girls, Merlin (BBC), The Vampire Diaries, Harry Potter, Foyle's War, Arrow,  Supernatural, The Originals, Avengers, Star Wars, The Musketeers 


Color: Yellow

Animals: Otters, bluebirds

Dessert: Brownies, ice cream

Drink: Glaceau Vitamin Water, lemonade

Not a Swan, The Last Midwife, Caddie Woodlawn, Harry Potter series (favorite books - The Chamber of Secrets and The Prisoner of Azkaban), The Chronicles of Narnia (favorite books - The Magician's Nephew and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader), Anne of Green Gables, Ivanhoe, The Three Musketeers, Ishmael, The Devil's Arithmetic, Ann Rinaldi fiction, Julie and anything relating to history, royalty or art!


Musical Artists: Sarah Brightman, Celine Dion, Carrie Underwood, Allison Kraus, Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban, Hillsong, Nicole C. Mullen, Twila Paris, Newsboys, Chris Tomlin, Michael W. Smith, Point of Grace.


Actors: Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, James McAvoy

Actresses: Sandra Bullock, Anne Hathaway

First celebrity crush: Christian Bale

Genres: romance, drama, biography, comedy, documentary, indie.

Proud Ravenclaw!
After meeting online 12 years ago, 
my friend and I finally met (quite accidentally) in Washington D.C.

Before I Die...

1. Meet my best friend

2. Travel to India

3. Travel to Switzerland and find my family's history

4. Celebrate Christmas in Germany

5. Buy one Chanel item 

6. Design a wedding gown

7. Visit the Paris Opera House and the Moulin Rouge

9. Walk through a vineyard and watch how wine is made

10. Learn horseback riding

11. Learn archery

12. Go to the Vatican Library, the oldest library in the world

13. Write and publish a novel

14. Attend a Broadway show

15. Climb the Excalibur, the tallest rock wall in the world

16. Travel to Norway and learn about its mythology

17. Buy Parisian perfume

18. Check out a book from The Library of Congress

19. Write and publish a children's book

20. Go on a cruise

21. Make a glass ornament/artifact

22.  Visit Oxford University

23. Walk through the Metropolitan Museum of Art

24. Eat traditional made bouillabaisse

25.  Go bungee jumping

26. Go skydiving

27. Do floral arrangements for a wedding

28. Learn how to make sushi

29. Buy a Swarovski accessory

30. Watch a sunrise on the beach

31. Learn to swim

32. Swim with dolphins

33. Visit Highclere Castle

34. Learn ballroom dancing

35. Attend a masquerade ball

36. Learn to make art journals

37. Have my own Bath & Bodywork line in VA Soaps & Scents

38. Cook the Thanksgiving meal for my family by myself

39. Teach math or English to a class for a day

40. Learn how to speak French

41. Go to Chincoteague

42. Make my own lampwork jewelry

43. Go on a mission's trip

44. Learn to knit and/or crochet

45. Write a fanfiction series

46. Attend the Carnival of Venice


  1. Hi! :) I LOVE YOUR BLOG. <3 It seems we have a lot of the same interests. <3 (I love Tolkien, and I love Les Mis, and I LOOOOVE Downton. And I like Jane Foster.) Anyway! Awesome.

  2. I love Downton Abbey! Thank you for becoming a "member" of my Downton Abbey fan blog!
    And thank you for becoming a follower of my main blog, 'Wonderland Creek'- I'm truly delighted to find another D A fan!

  3. Hi, thank you very much for your comment on my Harry Potter post! I like your blog, so I'll be following with Bloglovin'! :)


  4. Hi! I found your blog through Sarah's (How to Watch a Movie), and…I think I'm really going to like it. Gilmore Girls…Call the Midwife…BBC Robin Hood…Lord of the Rings…yes indeedy:D

  5. Hi Ivy, I was searching and I came on your lovely blog!
    I love Downton Abbey, Robin Hood BBC and Call the Midwife!

  6. Hi, Ivy! Thank you so much for agreeing to participate in my We Love Lucy blogathon!

    I have one teeny request and it's completely my fault. I had to change the blogathon button backgrounds. I discovered I was accidentally violating copyright by changing the color of the background I had used (it's the same as my blog background and the artist who I purchased from is the only one permitted by copyright to change the colors). So the backgrounds are new on all the buttons. Would you mind going and selecting a new button for me? I'm so sorry for the hassle, but would really appreciate it. ❤


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