Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Guest Post

Hey everyone - I posted a guest post on my Mom's blog.
Follow the link below to check out my post on my favorite ever Disney Attractions!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Beautiful People - August Edition

So since I've pretty much stuck with Elle Moser since the beginning of Beautiful People - I decided that I was going to keep her. She's definitely one of my favorite characters that I've ever had.
I have realized something, though. I kind-of share Elle with my best friend, Kylie. So it's a little hard to do that. But she's gonna have to be okay with me doing this. :) I know she will be.
And if not... well, she'll get over it in time.
I'm adding Elle's Polyvore set here, so that you can have an idea as to what she wears and such. :)


Without further ado, the questions.

  1. What is their biggest accomplishment? I think that Elle's biggest accomplishment is finished her first novel. In the story, she's working on getting it published, toward the end of the book, which is really cool.
  2. What is one of their strongest childhood memories? They definitely include her best friend, Will. The two of them met when they were 5, and have been friends ever since. (They are 18 and turn 19 in the book). They had so many fun times growing up, it's hard to put them all here.
  3. What is their favorite food? She just loves food, period.
  4. Do they believe in love at first sight? I would have to say she believes in 'love at first speak'. She has a crush on a guy that has a British accent. Enough said.
  5. What kind of home do they live in? Elle lives in a two-story house that has 4 bedrooms. She shares her room with her bigger sister, Sharon.
  6. What do they like to wear? See above.
  7. What would they do if they discovered they were dying? She would live the last of her days to the fullest, for sure. Spend time with the people that she loved and do some things that she never go to do, but would love to: Go to England, bungee jump...etc.
  8. What kind of holidays, or traditions do they celebrate? In the book, they're just celebrating Thanksgiving with her family and Will's. Christmas is coming up soon in the book as well.
  9. What do your other characters have to say about them? Will thinks that Elle is one of the best things that ever happened to him. He thinks that she's funny, smart and nice. He doesn't know what he'd do without her.
  10. If they could change one thing in their world, what would it be? The fact that she's growing up and has to become an adult - and all that comes with all of that. She is coming to the realization that she might not always be able to be best friends' with a guy - so she thinks that growing up stinks.
Thanks for reading about Elysse Marie Moser. She and I both thank you.

The Story in Which the Earth Quakes

So today I was just minding my own business, sitting in my Mom's room, doing my science - The Human Body (Apologia). I was reading about some different things about anatomy when I felt the room start to shake.

Being the ever graceful girl that I am, I ran from her room and down the stairs, leaving my school books behind. I mean seriously, who cared about school books when the whole house was shaking?

Anyway, I ran down the steps and yelled, "DID YOU FEEL THAT?". Mom, from the dining room, said that yes, she had felt it, but wasn't sure what it was. We were both freaked out.

Of course, our worst thoughts were that the house was falling down or something of that sort. Obviously you can tell we're not the most optimistic people in the world, eh?

After looking outside and noticing that the neighbors were having work done to their garage, we were pretty sure that could be the source of our house shaking. So we let it go for a while.

Until a few minutes later we noticed that people were writing emails and posts on facebook about this amazing phenomenon that was happening on the east coast.

An earthquake in North Carolina? This just didn't seem right.
Aftershocks in central PA? Even weirder.

Thinking about earthquakes on the east coast just sounds strange and a tad bit scary. i mean sure, we've got hurricanes and tornadoes, but earthquakes? I thought no way.

So today, as I felt the house shake and thought the bookshelf in my mom's room was going to fall on me, I realized that even though things might not be COMMON where we live, that doesn't mean that it won't happen.

I just hope that we don't ever have to experience that again.
Because earthquakes are scary.
Even if it's just a tremor.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Ashlynn Nicole

Ashlynn Nicole

Wrap dress
£275 - austique.co.uk

Tie shirt
£185 - austique.co.uk

Silvian Heach short sleeve shirt
€30 - welikefashion.com

Long sleeve shirt
$25 - tillys.com

Winter Kate pleated mini skirt
€259 - jades24.com

Converse sneaker
26 CAD - gravitypope.com

Toms shoes
$54 - toms.com

Wet Seal flat shoes
$13 - wetseal.com

Monday, August 8, 2011

Owl City

SO, my best friend introduced me to Owl City probably a year ago. I told her that I would probably never like Owl City, and I would never, ever buy an Owl City CD.

Haha, I ate those words. I went to Target a couple of weeks ago and bought the All Things Bright and Beautiful CD because it was on sale and I wanted to give Kylie the benefit of the doubt. I'm really glad that I did. I really, really like Owl City now. Actually, Adam Young's voice definitely made him go to the top of my favorite bands list! I have no idea how that happens.

Maybe because he writes about being a hopeless romantic, and fireflies, and dentists. Not even kidding. He writes about going to the dentist. Who does that?
Adam Young, of course.

I brush my teeth and look in the mirror
And laugh out loud as I'm beaming from ear to ear
I'd rather pick flowers instead of fights
And rather than flaunt my style
I'd flash you a smile of clean pearly whites

I've been to the dentist a thousand times
So I know the drill, I smooth my hair
Sit back in the chair
But somehow I still get the chills

"Have a seat", he says pleasantly
As he shakes my hand and practically laughs at me
"Open up nice and wide", he says peering in
And with a smirk he says, "Don't have a fit
This'll just pinch a bit", as he tries not to grin
[| From: http://www.elyrics.net/read/o/owl-city-lyrics/dental-care-lyrics.html |]

When hygienists leave on long vacations
That's when dentists scream
And lose their patience

Talking only brings the toothaches on
Because I say the stupidest things
So if my result goes south
I'll swallow my pride with an Aspirin
And shut my mouth

Golf and alcohol don't mix
And that's why I don't drink and drive
Because good grief, I'd knock out my teeth
And have to kiss my smile goodbye

I've been to the dentist a thousand times
So I know the drill, I smooth my hair
Sit back in the chair
But somehow I still get the chills