Monday, August 29, 2011

Life Right Now

I have been very bad at keeping up my blog, but I've been busy. Really I have. :)

So bear with me as I try to post more.


Yesterday my family and I went to some people from church's house for a barbecue. It was lots of fun! They have an amazing backyard and their house isn't so bad, either. All of us got into their pool and swam around for a while and then had dinner. Afterwards, one of the boys took my brother, my sister, and I to see his pet alpaca. Then we sat around and had dessert and talked.

So that's one thing I've done.

I've done a little bit of school as well.

Oh, and I'm leaving on Thursday until Sunday, so don't expect any posts during those days.

On Saturday I went to the fair - that was tons of fun! :)

And drinking orange juice with a twisty straw from my special cup while watching Pride and Prejudice on YouTube is always fun, too!

So, that's my life right now. What have you been up to?

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

10 True Beauty Tips by Audrey Hepburn

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.

For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.

For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.

For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day.

For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.

People, ever more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone.

Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of each of your arms.

As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.

The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries or the way she combs her hair.

Friday, August 19, 2011

An award and other lovely things.....

Okay, I just found out yesterday that a movie that I very much need to see is coming out. Are you ready for this??????

The Adventures of Tintin.

It comes out December 23, 2011, and I don't think I can wait! I've always loved reading about Tintin. Everyone needs an adventurous, treasure-hunting-type story once in a while! :)

Here are two movie trailers for The Adventures of Tintin, enjoy!

I started doing a curriculum called the One Year Adventure Novel. You can find the website for it HERE. I highly recommend it for any aspiring writers who need a little push in the right direction... and even for those who don't! :)

Alistar of Woodland from "The Writings of an Aspiring Author" has awarded me the Liebster Blog award. Thanks, Alistar!

The goal of the award is to spotlight up and coming bloggers who currently have less than 200 followers. The rules of the award are:
1. Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.
2. Reveal your top 5 picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
3. Copy and paste the award on your blog.
4. Have faith that your followers will spread the love to other bloggers.
5. And most of all - have fun!

My top five picks are:

Shimmer the Cat @

Thursday, August 11, 2011

If I were a...

If I were an instrument I'd be a violin.

If I were a pair of shoes, I'd be bright red flats.

If I were a sea animal, I would be an orca.

If I were a fruit, I would be a watermelon.

If I were an animal, I would be a dog.

If I were a candy, I would be licorice.

If I were a drink, I would be a root beer float.

If I were a sound, I would be a laugh.

If I were a flower, I would be a violet.

If I were a season, I would be winter.

This is me.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

I can be so forgetful sometimes...

I went into the basement of my house to get my Bible the other day and I started playing piano and completely forgot why I was there.

Then, this morning, I went into my room to clean it and started typing on my novel. Again forgetting my original purpose.

Ah well.

Anyways, I have been quite busy of late. Yesterday I had a friend over and we baked and played Wii together. I don't actually like Wii that much, but when I'm playing with a friend, I do like it.

I especially like playing Wii with that particular friend because she gets very into it. :)

And we baked blueberry oat bars. YUM. They were so, so, so, so good!!!

I also went to a friend's birthday party. She turned fifteen (happy birthday, friend whose name I cannot name!). We played Cowboys and Indians in the woods on their property (they live on a farm) and we made beads out of paper and we made bracelets. And we ate cake.

I have also been working on a novel. It's going fairly well, though I tend to get a bit unrealistic in my novels, which bothered one of my friends. But I brought it back on track at the end, so she was satisfied. In her words, "Very good! XD"

She told me that via email, by the way. Hence the "XD." ;)

Just finished reading a very awesome book called The Centurion's Wife by Davis Bunn and Janette Oke.

Highly recommend it.

And I have been doing some yard work.

Tonight someone is coming for dinner, tomorrow I'm going to the park with a friend and her family for a barbecue.
So that about sums up what I have been doing.

What have you been doing?

Monday, August 1, 2011

Flowery Photoshoot

When I was on vacation, a friend and I did a photo shoot of a flower in a glass.

Here are some of my favourite pics, I hope you don't mind that you have to look at most of them sideways!

Which is your favourite?

Oh, and here are the answers to my last post!

Picture #1: Spellbound - great movie!!! I love true stories!

Picture #2: Second Hand Lions - now that was a strange movie. It was definitely interesting, not quite sure what I think of it

Picture #3: Love Comes Softly - that was a good movie! The book Love Comes Softly is good too

Picture #4: The Waltons - who doesn't like this charming TV series???!

Picture #5: Sense and Sensibility - another Jane Austen masterpiece!