Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Beautiful Trinkets

A few days ago my sister came home from school with these wonderfully unique bracelets and I knew I had to have them. These, friends, were bent, silver eating utensils. They were 3 dollars each, and all of the proceeds went to a certain charity. Some students had made them out of donated silverware and sold them at lunch in the cafeteria. My sister got 3 spoons and 3 forks, gave one of each to me, and intends to spray-paint one of each bronze.

Aren't they fabulous? I think they are so cool! I wore the fork to school today :) It was so fun to walk down the dim-lit halls with it decorating my wrist.

{Sorry about the poor camera quality, my digital is acting up, these were taken with my phone :P}

But alas, I can marvel in their beauty no longer, I have too much homework. Am I allowed to use the same smiley in one post? :P

An Inspired Young Woman's Daybook (1)

I decided to try out this daybook by Melody at Vividry. If I do continue to do it, it will be posted on Wednesdays. I'll still keep doing the Teen Girls' Daybook on weekends as well.

Find out how to do An Inspired Young Woman's Daybook here:

Today I tried to convince someone to give me "just one fourf!" of a brownie by talking in a baby voice. It failed, but succeeded in keeping my entertained for ten minutes.

I'm feeling tired, bewildered and a little worried.

My outfit is the top half of my school uniform and Christmas Stewie pj pants (aka, the weirdest combination ever).

Outside my window the evening sun is shining in my eyes and the snow is melting away.

A song that's stuck in my head is Can You Read My Mind by the Killers.

Something (a book, song, movie, person..) that's inspired me recently is a blog I found called Bre's Random Escapades. It talks, in some posts, about our relationship with God and little things we can do to strengthen it. Also, a retreat held at my school for 7th graders last Wednesday inspired me to start a journal and write a brief letter to God each day, and to read a Bible passage and reflect on its meaning and how it can relate to my life.

A prayer of my heart this week is that I will gain confidence and self-esteem in school and elsewhere. I've been having trouble reading my writing to the class or talking to certain people, and I'd like God to help me change that.

I am creating a stronger friendship with the people around me and a stronger feeling of belonging.

I am reading Point Blank by Anthony Horowitz, the sequel to Stormbreaker and a fascinating story about a boy spy in present-day London, and To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee for school.

I am thinking about the epic game of Dots I played with my 'mates instead of researching for Expression.

A scripture verse or passage that's stuck out to me this week is the story of the wedding that Jesus and Mary went to, where the wedding party ran out of wine and Jesus turned gallons of water into the finest of wines. I can't remember the chapter, but it made me realize that God can do anything, and His miracles are everlasting.

A spiritual lesson I'm learning is to trust God's plan and His guidance for my life. I may not understand at first, but everything He does happens for a reason. I need to trust that in time, I will know the reason and be ever grateful to God.

An attribute of God I've seen this week is His creation. Everything I see seems to be so beautiful! I'm even seeing some things in a new light and appreciating their glory.

A picture I'd like to share is of some bracelets my sister got for me. They were $3 each and all of the proceeds went to charity. I think the art department made them out of old donated silverware.

I'll post the picture of the spoon in the next post.

A creative goal for next week is to draw and color some beautiful artwork to put on my corkboard.

Did I complete my goal from last week? n/a

Great daybook, Melody! I think I'll continue doing it :)

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Teen Girls' Daybook Week 15

Wow, I feel like I haven't posted in FOREVER, but it's only been 4 days.

Date... Saturday, February 22, 2010

Starting time... 6:55 PM

Mood... tired and hungry

Outside my window... it's very dark

I'm thinking... about Lent

I'm reading... Emma, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Stormbreaker

I'm listening to... an HGTV show downstairs

I'm wearing... tan boots, black sweats, music abercrombie tee, gray and black vans hoodie

I'm excited for... writing to Jesus every night for Lent :)

I'm sad because... I have to do a whole Social Studies project and work on a WINGS project

I'm hungry for... chicken pot pie, but alas, we are having tacos.

The song stuck inside my head is... a good song that's name escapes me

I want... a taco

I love... God, and my family

I loathe... procrastination

This week, my goal is... to finish my projects (there are THREE)

Did I meet last week's goal?... half of it :

Ending time... 7:00 PM

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Happy *Belated* Valentine's Day!

I think I'm stuck in a weird sort of Dreamland where everything I do is wonderful. Oi.

Oh, how the sky has changed- from the light rosy hue of last midnight, to the dismal, pale grey that it is now. We have another snow day, thankfully, but I'm almost beginning to feel like I need school. Curse my acid tongue! I only speak the truth, though. The world out my window looks limp and cold, but it has an eerie beauty...

I can't get the pictures to load, but I'll keep trying :)

The neon lights of the nearby grocery illuminate the midnight sky and new-fallen snow in a soft pink glow as I drift off to sleep. I lift an ear for the familar sounds of a quirky film circa-1932 drifting from my sister's domicile, but I hear nothing. The silence envelopes me until I fear my gentle tapping to be heard. I long for the warmth of the creature napping lazily down the hall. The world doesn't seem real at this time of night, especially when the ground is buried in a foot and two inches of hard, cold snow. My skinny arms yearn for the comfort of the darkness under my quilt as I type quietly, solemnly. I hope for a better tomorrow.

I'll post pictures of my Valentine's cake and my puppy tomorrow. It is midnight, and I need sleep. Au revoir,

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Teen Girls' Daybook Week 14

Date... Saturday, February 13, 2010
Starting time... 11:46 AM
Mood... excited/hungry
Outside my window... are fat robins sitting in a tree
I'm thinking... about eggs, hashbrowns, and bagels... Mmmm
I'm reading... Emma and the Shakespeare Stealer
I'm listening to... the sounds of cooking; microwave beeps, pans landing, plates being moved, and the soft thud of cabinets being shut
I'm wearing... Stewie pj pants, big fuzzy pink booties, MIAMI tee, brown Aero jacket with the vampire collar
Yesterday, I... laughed :)
I'm excited for... my cousin Barb coming today and the wondrous breakfast downstairs
I'm sad because... my other favorite cousin Mel isn't coming ):
I'm hungry for... eggs! hashbrowns! bagels!
The song stuck inside my head is... The Best Thing
I want... foooood
I love... "Breakfast is ready!"
I loathe... interruptions
This week, my goal is... to cook more and to see Valentine's Day
Did I meet last week's goal?... Yes
Ending time... 11:52 AM

Friday, February 12, 2010

Ridiculously Awesome Tag

Seriously, it's ridiculous. -ly awesome. (it made sense in my head...)
Yet another tag, from Glow Fish (thanks!):

What is your salad dressing of choice? Balsamic Vinaigrette. Anything else isn't worth it
What is your favorite sit-down restaurant? Applebee's!
What food could you eat for 2 weeks straight and not get sick of it? Sandwiches
What are your pizza toppings of choice? plain cheese, or ham and pepperoni
What do you like to put on your toast? Butterrr. or plain. i like plain.
How many televisions are in your house? Don't make me count. 1... 2... 3...... 6.
What color cell phone do you have? red and black with a little silver
What does your first text message in your inbox say and who sent it? WE WON! with a picture of our POP state trophy, from Abbie
Who was the last person to call you? Mom
Are you right-handed or left-handed? Lefty, baby!
Have you ever had anything removed from your body? Nope, not even my tonsils.
What is the last heavy item you lifted? my backpack
If it were possible, would you want to know the day you were going to die? Not really. Yes and no.
I you could change your name, what would you change it to? It would be cool to change my name whenever i wanted, but i like my name.
Would you drink an entire bottle of hot sauce for $1000? It depends how hot, but I ate a pepper from Steak 'N' Shake for $10, so... yes.
How many pairs of flip flops do you own? a lot, like... 5?
Last time you had a run-in with the cops? Yea, what about it? (jk, never)
Last person you talked to? my dad
Favorite month? March (birthday) and June
Missing someone? Yes. ):
Mood? hungry and disappointed
What are you listening to? my laptop whirring and humming and my typing
Watching? the screen. i have the cool Windows 7 feature with the 2 pages next to each other :)
Worrying about? POP on the 25th
What's the last movie you watched? Penelope
Do you smile often? Yes! i laugh easily
Do you always answer your phone? Yes, if i have it with me and on (rare)
It's four in the morning and you get a text message, who is it? my phone isn't on at 4, but it would probs be one of my "stalkers"
If you could change your eye color what would it be? I'd want to change it at will, but i like my color-green. my eyes are the only perfect, unblemished part of my face. i could do a whole post on eyes...
What flavor do you add to your drink at Sonic? I only ever get chocolate milkshakes, but there's one up the street :)
Do you own a digital camera? Yesiree, my very own
Have you ever had a pet fish? yes, but they all died
Favorite Christmas song? Winter Wonderland or Let It Snow
What's on your wish list for your birthday? a Flip video camera. its in a month!
Can you do push-ups? Ehh... fairly.
Can you do a chin-up? not really :P
Do you have any saved texts? Yes :) memories...
Ever been in a car wreck? never. and lets keep it that way
Do you have an accent? Nope. But i do a mean British
What is the last song to make you cry? no idea
Plans tonight? i wish. oh wait, i do: to play Littlest Pet Shop. sad, right?
Have you ever felt like you hit rock bottom? yes :,(
You ever been given roses? never roses plural
Current hate right now? This one kid, he makes me so mad!
Met someone who changed your life? Yes (:
What were you doing 12AM last night? sleeping, dreaming, fidgeting
What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up? I don't want to go to school and I don't want that dream to end.
I tag...
anyone who loves hot chocolate and cozy lighting

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Clothing Tag and EVEN. MORE. SNOW.

I didn't think it was possible. We got even more snow over night. So, another snow day, and another 24 hours to make plans for. I might see a movie later with my awesome friends, but maybe not. Yesterday, on my first snow day of the week, I built an epic snowman (my first in years, the snow was perfect for packing), had a snowball fight with Abbie, went sledding with Gracie, went frolicking and exploring with Katie, and played Just Dance and hot-tubbed with all of them. Hot-tubbing at night in the snow is a must.

Here's a cool tag from Glow Fish:

Skinny jeans or flare jeans?

Do you like graphic tees?
Ask my two drawers full of them

What is your favorite store?
PacSun, Nordstrom, Delia's... Don't make me choose *puppy face*

Do you prefer the Preppy look or Gothic?
probably preppy, but i don't really wear either

The mall or the thrift store?
The mall! So shiny.

Do you wear makeup?
A little, sometimes.

What is your style like?
Comfortable and random

Do you wear designer clothes?
sometimes, i don't have a lot

What type of shoes are you addicted to?
All kinds! Right now, boots.

Do you like dresses?
Yes! But i can never find an excuse to wear them ):

What type of plaid do you prefer?
All kinds

What is your designer nickname?
hmm... i don't believe i have one

I tag:
All of you!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Snow Day and Kreativ Blogger Award

SNOW DAY!! I'm so excited XD Between today, last night, and yesterday, we got like a foot of snow! It's so pretty outside and it's still coming down hard. I can't wait to suit up in overly puffy layers and brightly colored snow gear and go outside and play (: I am a child.
I wonder if there is still a paprika gang of robins gathering around my garage...

I was awarded by Adria! (grr, can't get the link to work!)

7 things about me:

1. I am a democrat

2. My favorite football teams are the Bengals and the Saints

3. I'm left-handed

4. I am half Croatian

5. I still love "kid" shows and toys :P

6. I support gay marriage

7. I don't like my nose

And I award this lovely award to:

Emma from Summer Girl

The Trendy Fashionista

Kiki :)

Thanks again, Adria!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Teen Girl's Daybook Week 13

Date... Sunday, February 7, 2010
Starting time... 2:47 PM
Mood... hopeful
Outside my window... is a sonw-covered tree with pretty red berries
I'm thinking... about all the fat robins in my driveway
I'm reading... The Shakespeare Stealer
I'm listening to... my sister watching an old movie downstairs. the sound really carries
I'm wearing... black sweatpants, a black and gray Vans sweatshirt, a purple and yellow Grr tiger tee, popcicle socks, and light tan boots
Yesterday, I... was really sick!
I'm excited for... my mom coming home tonight
I'm sad because... my stomache is being weird
I'm hungry for... love
The song stuck inside my head is... owl city- hot air balloon
I want... to skip the super bowl and just eat chicken wings!
I love... penguins. (everybody loves penguins)
I loathe... suffering
This week, my goal is... to read a chunk of Emma
Did I meet last week's goal?... yes?
Ending time... 2:53 PM

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Random Tidbits You Were DYING To Know

- i spent Saturday night at La Rosa's with some very interesting people -
- today i won the seventh grade homeroom Catholic Schools Week essay contest -
- i also won Cassie's photography contest: edited landscape -
- i wrestled a high school sophmore this weekend. he sat on me. we are not related -
- i went all day without even noticing that i was wearing 2 different socks of the same color scheme. no one else noticed either -
- when i was little i was obsessed with dress up and that game where you get jewelry and tiaras as you play. i made my dad wear the tiara -
- sometimes i take pictures of random people without them knowing if i think their outfit is cool -
- i am totally allowed to use these random facts for other tags, awards, or milestones -

- i am half asleep -