Saturday, November 27, 2010

Book: Hidden Treasures of Glaston

ItalicHi! I recently finished a book called The Hidden Treasures of Glaston. I loved it. I read lots of books but this is my personal favorite. It is about a boy who lives in a monastery and loves books. He discovers a cave where lots of treasures are hidden from long ago. It is a mystery story, which is very exciting.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanks Giving!!

I hope everyone has an absolutely amazing thanksgiving!! I can't wait to have all our friends over to pig out on all the wonderful food!! Does anyone agree with me that food on thanksgiving has a better taste than eating that same food just on a different day? Our bishop is saying the thanksgiving mass today also so in and hour we'll be going there before we start cooking!!
Love,
Kayleigh

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! After 3 days of cramming school, tests, and chores in, I'm going to enjoy spending 4 days of relaxing. Today, I'm going to pig out on my dad's stellar turkey, my mom's creamy homemade mashed potatoes, my super-duper dressing, my brother's gravy, cranberry jello, rolls, green bean casserole, and, of course, pumpkin pie! Tomorrow, my family and I are braving the crowds and are going shopping on Black Friday.

Since it's Thanksgiving, I'm going to mention just a few things that I'm thankful for:
God, my family, my friends, a roof over my head, nice clothes, great food, my somewhat annoying 5 brothers, my baby brother who always makes me smile, our piano, my flute, school (well, only writing), good books, movies, the internet, the two super blogs I write for, all of my favorite blogs, my drawing, acting, singing, crafting, and musical skills, my comfy cardi that I wear all of the time, fashion, and of course, all of you! Have a very happy Thanksgiving, and, if you want, comment below on what YOU are thankful for!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Christmas consumerism

The reason I didn't have a very long post yesterday is because I had to be in my town's Christmas parade for an organization I'm in. "A Christmas parade, before Thanksgiving?!?" you're all probably saying. Yup, a Christmas parade before Thanksgiving. Now, I have absolutely nothing against a Christmas parade, as it is extremely fun to ride on a float that you decorated with your friends, nor do I have a problem with my town promoting its small hometown businesses during the parade to get residents to purchase items from them, but the whole point is that the world has the problem of consumerism. Most people in the world today are too worried about material things, that is why Christmas doesn't really mean what it should. They are too concentrated on what they are going to get out of Christmas, instead of what Christmas is really about, Our Lord coming into the world. Don't get me wrong, presents at Christmas are not bad, it's just when they are the only thing that matters about Christmas. So, if you already don't, before you open your presents at Christmas this year, spend a little time in prayer, sing Christmas hymns, and do anything else religious so that you may just keep in mind the true meaning of Christmas.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

A quick post

Hey there everyone! As Anna said, I'm Audrey, the new blogger here on Simply Catholic. I don't have much time right now, but I thought that I would post some link to some clothing items I am drooling over right now.

Most boots over at American Eagle are $10 off, so these cute 'n' comfy boots are definitely on my want list!
http://www.ae.com/web/browse/product.jsp?catId=cat120147&productId=prod620131

DownEast Basics has a lot of cute stuff, but this skirt is so pretty it's beyond words!
http://www.downeastbasics.com/customcoutureskirt.aspx

Sorry for such a short post, I'll write more later!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

New Blogger!!!!!!

I am happy to announce we have a NEW BLOGGER!! Audrey, one of the fabulous Saint Maria's Messenger bloggers, will be joining us. Yay!

Accessories!!!

All of these are from Down East Basics.
Strech Pearl Bracelet $7.99
Polka Dot Bangle $7.99
Bauble Necklace $8.99
Pink Stone Necklace $8.99(This is my fave!!)
Flower Chandelier Earrings $6.99
All of these can be found here:

Adorable earings!!!

I was just on another Catholic blog(http://blog.saintmariasmessenger.com/?p=1067#comments) when I saw a post for these super cute earrings:
Aren't they cute!? Heres how you make them:

What you need:

Earring hooks

Craft wire

Pair of headphones

Pliers

Needle

Take the headphones and cut off the ear buds, leaving a little bit of cord attached. With the needle, poke a hole in the cord and string the wire through. Twist the ends of the wire twice with the pliers. Loop the wire, with the headphone attached, through the earring hook and twist so it doesn’t come undone. That’s it! Now you have a pair of unique earrings. Voila!!


Love,

Kayleigh

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Oliver Twist

If you haven't heard of Oliver Twist, you must have been locked in basement with no contact to the outside world. I'm about a fifth of the way in to it, but I'm already gonna recommend it because it is such a good book. Books usually don't make me cry, but I was in tears while reading it. People need to read more classics. I'm trying to get better about that myself.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Music These Days

I know I haven't posted in forever, but I promise I will get better about that.

Music is a huge influence on society. Artists who rule the charts on iTunes have a stunning effect on listeners' minds. Studies have shown that songs with positive messages help people to be more positive, so why wouldn't it be the same for negative messages?

That brings us to Katy Perry. I'd post here lyrics on here, but, frankly, I don't even think that should go on a Catholic blog. With sites like girlslife.com and other teen sites recommend such filth its no wonder that her new album was #1 on the charts for so long and is extremely popular with teenage girls. About a month ago, I was riding my skateboard down to the park, when I saw this girl, maybe about 9, walking listening to "Teenage Dream" blasting so loud that I could hear it clearly through her headphones. She had a full face of make up, tight clothes and just looked like a mini pagan 17 year old. I was shocked. I'm gonna cave and give you the lyrics: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20101004013547AAY1bSX . This so sad, people.

Anyway, be careful about the music you listen. It will affect you and your life.

Anna

Monday, November 15, 2010

Simply Catholic

Anna and I were wondering if anyone here would like to start helping us just by posting on here occasionally??? As you can see, me and Anna have been really busy and don't have a ton of time to post on SC so some help would be AWESOME. If you want to help just comment telling us that you want to.
Thanks,
Kayleigh & Anna

Sunday, November 14, 2010

I'm just going to post a few faves I found today Some of them are like super expensive and i'd never buy them for that reson but here they r anyway:
American eagle--$$69.50

Isn't that adorable?? IIt'd look great with jeans(dark wash)and black boots.

Old Navy -$29.50
I love this one!!!!


Hollister-34.50 (personally, i think thats ridic. 4 a scarf...)

Hoped you liked one!!



Sunday, November 7, 2010

Rainy day

So today it was SUPER rainy, like all day poring rain, were I live. yuk. So, after going to 10:30 mass, me and my sister did our chores in record time!! (We changed all the sheets on the beds, cleaned the bathroom, cleaned our room and vacumed it in 30 minuets!!)
Since my family just started getting Netflix movies ( you can even get the on you Wii!!), we finished 2 movies that we started the other day(Home Alone 2:Lost in New York, and The Sand Lot 2, both pretty good!! Sandlot has bad language though) then we watched Nanny McPhee!!! It's really great prob more for little kids but i still LUV it!! lol.
After that we had and early dinner (we had breakfast for dinner!!) then we went upstairs to play "News Station", a game me and my brother made up when we were like 5 or 6. We used to write up a news paper and everything, but now since we have a video camera we make a movie of it!!

Yesterday, for my dads birthday, we went to Muir Woods which is a hiking place with a bunch of red wood trees. To get there though we had to go over **drum roll please!!** the Golden Gate Bridge!! which, BTW is not gold its red. Then we went through a tunnel that had rainbow painted over it!! I took videos of both and might post them L8r.

<3,
Kayleigh

wow i haven't been on in ages!!

Sorry about that!!! School got all over whelming all of a sudden and i completely forgot!! I'll start posting more now. (hopefully :/)
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