Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
The story is pitiful and the writing almost cringe-worthy in certain places (despite-or maybe because of-the fact that I edited...in about a week). But who cares? :)
And in other exciting news...I may possibly be getting a dress form! Or at least the frame of a really nice one that only needs to be repadded and covered...
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
2. Pick 10 bloggers who deserve this award.
3. Leave a comment on the blogs of the people you tagged letting them know they were awarded.
4. Answer the questions along with your post.
1: Apples, Oranges or Bananas? Apples.
2: How many siblings do you have? One- a brother.
3: How old are you? Nineteen.
4: Do you live on/in a prairie, woodland, swamp, city or other? I guess maybe a woodland? Definitely not a prairie, swamp, or city. =)
5: Scissors or glue? Scissors.
6: Describe your dream house. Wow, that's a whole post in itself. It's a beautiful old two-story farm house. There is a huge wrap-around porch, with rocking chairs and a swing. There is a driveway leading up to it that is lined with trees or hedges. There are several huge trees in the front yard, and one of them has a tire swing hanging from it. There are orchard trees around the house, too. Inside, it's decorated in a quirky vintage style. The walls are painted beautiful colors. There is a library. The kitchen is yellow and white and red. And that's only the beginning. =)
7: Is your room clean? Pretty much. It's a little dusty, but it's pretty orderly.
8: If you could be a movie character for a day, who would you be? Hmm...well, it would depend on what day I would be that character. I would like to be Lizzie Bennet, but not on the day Mr. Collins proposed. =) If it were going to be a good day, I would say Lizzie Bennet or Penelope (minus the pig snout) or Lucy Pevensie.
9: Italy, Greece, France, Spain or England? All of the above. =) I would choose England over the others, though.
10: What denomination are you? Well, I've always gone to a Pentecostal Holiness church, but I'm not a member.
11: Do you sleep with a stuffed toy? Not really. There's one on my bed, though. I used to sleep with one, and I also used to keep every stuffed animal I owned on my bed (which was no easy task).
12: Gum, chocolate, or jelly beans? Chocolate! I chew gum constantly, but I would choose chocolate. I hate jelly beans. Ugh.
13: What is your favorite book? Single book: "Pride and Prejudice," by Jane Austen. Book series: "The Chronicles of Narnia," by C.S. Lewis.
14: Favorite ice cream flavour? Mint chocolate chip.
15: If you had to eat one type of food for two weeks, what would that food be? And not gain weight? Chocolate. =) And gain weight? Peanut butter and strawberry jelly sandwiches.
16: What is your favorite Olympic sport? I don't watch the Olympics. I'm not into sports.
17: If you woke up and discovered that you had turned into Miley Cyrus for the day, what would you do? Ugh. Go back to bed and hope that I would wake up the next morning as myself again.
18: Describe yourself in three words. Quirky. Introvert. Vintage.
19: What chore do you hate? Maybe mopping? It's not a chore I have to do around the house, but I've had to do it at work some and I'm not fond of it.
20: If Elmo came into your room with a gun, what would you do? Take it away from him and dispose of it. After all, he can't be very strong or threatening. Then maybe give him a hug, because it sounds like he's having a bad day.
Anyone who'd like it! I would award to individual bloggers, but I've seen this award around and I'm not sure who has already received it and who hasn't. So go ahead and take it if you don't have it! =)
By the way, guys, don't forget that I now have Formspring. If there's anything you'd like to know, go ahead and ask me some questions!
Until next time,
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Saturday, June 12, 2010
1. Operation Beautiful.
I finally worked up enough courage (and found my Sharpie again). I started my part in Operation Beautiful yesterday. Between these two days, I posted three notes: two in bathrooms, one in a changing room (the one about worth and size), and one yet to be posted. It was so much fun! I couldn't help but smile and feel more positive when I put them up. You guys should totally try this! My mom also put one up that I didn't get a picture of, but it said, "This life was meant to shine! operationbeautiful.com," coming from a line in a new MercyMe song.
And Andy's slower, haunting version, which I love:
Thursday, June 10, 2010
I liked it. It was weird and bizarre, but isn't that what the story is all about? The sets, costumes, and special effects weren't very good (especially when compared to films that came out just years later, like "The Wizard of Oz"). Still, this version includes a lot of obscure bits of the book that other movie versions leave out...even though it doesn't follow the book in order and sort of mixes those parts in. But I was skimming through the book last night (I need to read it again), and some of the lines were word for word.
Tomorrow, my mom and I are going shopping. I am incredibly excited about this, because with my work study here lately, the only shopping I've done is a 10 minute run into Hobby Lobby on my lunch break. Also, I'm getting paid for three weeks' worth of work on Monday, and I'm dying to spend some of that money (I'm only partially joking there). Because of some new blogs I've been reading, I have the strong urge to go thrift store shopping. Now, I already shop at thrift stores, but never really for clothing or accessory items. I shop for fun stuff at thrift stores, not fun, practical stuff. I buy records. I looked for a vintage train case to use as a sewing box during the Great Train Case Search (I found one and never posted a picture! I must do that). I have never really thought to look for quirky, vintage clothes or accessories. So tomorrow should be very interesting. =) If I come home best friends with the clearance racks and thrift stores, I will post my finds. If not, there will still probably be a post...maybe involving Andy Griffith and Cary Grant (again)?
Sunday, June 6, 2010
This morning, I came across three lovely new blogs. They are all so beautiful and inspiring, and I have spent way too much time reading them today, while I'm supposed to be writing an updated/revised fairy tale for College Composition II. Mine is a version of Cinderella set in 1930s/1940s Hollywood. =) Anyway, here are the new blogs I'm following so you can check them out: Bess' Bag, Bramblewood Fashion, and Sewing in the Past. I promise you won't be disappointed. Among other things, these blogs have made me really want to sew, got the song 'Tradition' (from "Fiddler on the Roof") stuck in my head, reminded me of how much I want to see "Anne of Green Gables" again, and given me the strong desire to go thrift store shopping.
Speaking of sewing, here are two orders I made last weekend. This one is a small purse for a little girl whose birthday is next week. Her grandmother asked me to make it for her. It's a small version of the Buttercup Bag.