Thursday, June 30, 2011

Awkward and Awesome Thursday


Awkward
Me trying to surf.  I am so bad at it! Usually it ends in me falling and the board going up in the air. The people around my get some laughs though....


I haven't had a life at all for the past few weeks so I don't really have any


Awesome
The camp I am doing right now (More on that)


Catching my first wave and standing up on a surf board






Thats all I can think of right now!

Summer Days

I would love this outfit! (though I already have the sunglasses and they are AWESOME; inexpensive, sturdy, and extremely stylish)
Summer Days

Summer Days by fsl324 featuring a denim jacket






Chain pendant
$15 - shopruche.com




Bracelet
$18 - francescascollections.com




Sunglasses
$11 - amazon.com




Shorts Play Suit
$44 - bodenusa.com








Monday, June 27, 2011

We have some (new) winners

Unfortunately (sad face), the two winners of the latest giveaway never got back to me, sooo it's time to choose some new winners.




The new winner of the chocolate chip cookie studs is jhitomi!




The new winner of the crab sushi studs is Abbi (wow, just what you wanted! That's coincidental!)




So, you two need to shoot me an email at coveredblog@gmail.com to claim your lovely prizes. Congrats girlies!

One dress, three ways


One dress, three ways

One dress, three ways by AudreyElizabeth featuring strap watches



Sunday, June 26, 2011

Mass Outfit


Church Outfit

Church Outfit by AudreyElizabeth featuring a silk blouse



Saturday, June 25, 2011

Giveaway from Snowflower Pie!

Time for a new giveaway! This weeks sponsor is Amber from the etsy shop Snowflower Pie. She has generously donated a $5 gift certificate to her shop. Here are some things you could buy with it.

Jade Flower Earrings ($5)





Coral Resin Flower Earrings ($8....I love these!)



Cruel Summer Red and Aqua Flower Necklace ($14)


Here's how to enter:


Mandatory--Follow our blog and "heart" Ashley's etsy shop . Please leave your etsy username. Do this in ONE comment stating "I follow your blog and hearted her etsy shop (username xxx)". If you don't have an etsy account, tell us what your favorite item from her shop is instead of hearting her shop. Without this entry, no others will count.


Extra entries: Blog, tweet, or post about this giveaway on Facebook.


Add our button to your blog and leave the link


This giveaway will end Wednesday, July 6th at 9:00 pm Eastern time. Good luck!


And also a reminder to our past 2 winners, Emily and Rose, please email us at coveredblog@gmail.com to claim your prize!





We have some winners!

So, since our last giveaway had two prizes, we have two winners. Here we go!

The winner of the cookie stud earrings is Emily!

And....the winner of the crab sushi studs is Rose!

Congrats Emily and Rose! Email us at coveredblog@gmail.com within 48 hours to claim your lovely prizes.

And thank you to our lovely sponsor Ashley from adcdmc and to all those who entered the giveaway.

If you didn't win, don't be down because Frances is announcing another giveaway today!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Awkward and Awesome Thursday






Well, today was Kayleigh's turn, but she's gone today and I'm doing it for her.



Awkward





Making spoonerisms*, all of the time





Going a whole day with a cami on, then discovering at the end of the day that it was backwards...





Having 4 first day of school dreams, already. Come on, I know that it'll be the first time I'll actually go to school (except for preschool), but 4 dreams already....really?





Telling my brothers about my first day of school dreams. They think I'm just chicken...





Awkward silence beats all awkward-isms








Awesome




Getting a white nail-art pen to do french manicures today. It is freakin' awesome!





Finally finishing my room redo! The aquamarine is such an improvement over the light pink!





Going B2S shopping in about 3 weeks! I can't wait to get some pretty sweet clothes for my big high school debut. (jk, it's not that important)





Having wonderful sponsors for giveaways! Thank you so much ladies!








Welp, that's it for today... another new giveaway starts this Saturday, so stay tuned!






*definition of spoonerism: a mixing up of usually the initial sounds of two or more words (as in "tons of soil" for "sons of toil")




Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Today was an interesting day (and I learned a couple lessons)....

Why? Well, because 1, I caught a stray dog, and 2, our house almost exploded. I’ll explain myself, don’t worry

1: I caught a stray dog
This black Labrador has been wandering all over our neighborhood for the past 3 days. The poor thing was extremely friendly and loyal. It was also filthy, very thin, and had no collar. Since we also have a black lab, Bishop, everyone kept calling us and asking if he had run away. We, of course, said no, because ,even though Bishop has gotten through our electric fence 4 times now, had not run away. So, because of these somewhat annoying phone calls which occurred quite a few times a day, we jumped at the chance to capture the stray. When the dog was in our neighbor’s lawn, we fed it treats and managed to get an extra collar over his head, and our neighbors took him to their house, where he is currently (and happily) residing until we find him a nice house where he will be loved, and not dumped without a collar of license!

Lesson learned: Never dump a dog just because you don’t want it anymore. Especially a nice, sweet dog like the one I caught today. Please, just give it to an animal shelter, don’t let it run around until it dies of starvation!

2: Our house almost exploded
We were getting ready to make hamburgers, and since it was raining, my brother Alex moved the grill into our garage. Alex ignited the grill, turned it on high, closed the lid, and went inside to make the hamburgers. A few minutes later I went outside to put a garbage bag in our garbage cans, and I noticed the whole garage was filled with smoke and that the grill WAS ON FIRE! I rushed inside and told my brothers, who turned off the grill and extinguished the flames with water. The scary thing was that if I hadn’t gone out to the garage until 2 or 3 minutes later, the fire would have reached our propane tank and it would have exploded, causing our house to blow up! Whew, that was a close one!

Lesson learned: Never leave a grill alone, in a garage, turned on high, with the lid closed.

Exciting day, huh? Tomorrow we’re most likely going to my state’s capital where my dad works to have lunch with him, which we do every summer, so that ought to be fun. Well, more like it will be fun getting all dressed up to go to the “big city.” I think I’ll just wear my chambray button-up, roll-up high-waist khaki shorts, lots of bangles and a braided top knot. (Don’t tell Seventeen but I am totally stealing the top knot from their second last issue) Another exciting thing is that part of my (distant) family joined the blogging world. So, go say “hi” to my (1st, 2nd????) cousin Matt over at his new blog!*

*I’ve never actually met Matt, but my brother Evan and my mom have met him. He lives in a state far, far away....

Aside from exploding grills and super-nice-stray-dogs-that-I-want-to-keep, dont' forget to enter our giveaway. It ends this Friday, and then Frances will be posting another awesome giveaway, so stay tuned!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Mass Outfit

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Giveaway at True-Blue Abbi!

Hey girls! Abbi is giving away some pretty awesome stuff over at her blog to celebrate 100 followers, whom she has worked very hard for. Head on over there and enter, and tell her "congrats" for accomplishing her dream of 100 followers!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Awkward and Awesome Thursday

Awkward:



At driver's ed, I raised my hand to ask a question. A sec later, the coach looked in my direction and asked who wanted to ask a question. I thought he was talking to someone behind me. There was this long silence (in front of about 100 kids) before someone hissed that he was talking to me. Ouch.


Forgetting where to drive in the little driving course (a big parking lot) and then having the coaches yell at me.


Waving at someone I think I know, and then realizing it's the wrong person. O_o



Getting tangled in my cross-body bag. Seriously. I should be able to remove my own purse.


Awesome


I am going to see my cousins on Thursday!!! (the day you're reading this)


Eating my first ice cream cone of the summer last weekend and Dippin' Dots. So good.


Getting a new camera after saving up for so long!! It's coming today in the mail.


Driving! Now that I have my learner's permit, I can drive around town a lot. (with one of my parents with me)


That's all for today. Don't forget to enter our giveaway! (Didn't mean for that to rhyme ;))

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Saint Saturday

Today's saint is St. Barnabas, the loyal assistant to St. Paul:


All we know of Barnabas is to be found in the New Testament. A Jew, born in Cyprus and named Joseph, he sold his property, gave the proceeds to the Apostles, who gave him the name Barnabas, and lived in common with the earliest converts to Christianity in Jerusalem.

He persuaded the community there to accept Paul as a disciple, was sent to Antioch, Syria, to look into the community there, and brought Paul there from Tarsus. With Paul he brought Antioch's donation to the Jerusalem community during a famine, and returned to Antioch with John Mark, his cousin. The three went on a missionary journey to Cyprus, Perga (when John Mark went to Jerusalem), and Antioch in Pisidia, where they were so violently opposed by the Jews that they decided to preach to the pagans.

Then they went on to Iconium and Lystra in Lycaonia, where they were first acclaimed gods and then stoned out of the city, and then returned to Antioch in Syria. When a dispute arose regarding the observance of the Jewish rites, Paul and Barnabas went to Jerusalem, where, at a council, it was decided that pagans did not have to be circumcised to be baptized. On their return to Antioch, Barnabas wanted to take John Mark on another visitation to the cities where they had preached, but Paul objected because of John Mark's desertion of them in Perga. Paul and Barnabas parted, and Barnabas returned to Cyprus with Mark; nothing further is heard of him, though it is believed his rift with Paul was ultimately healed.

Tradition has Barnabas preaching in Alexandria and Rome, the founder of the Cypriote Church, the Bishop of Milan (which he was not), and has him stoned to death at Salamis about the year 61. The apochryphal Epistle of Barnabas was long attributed to him, but modern scholarship now attributes it to a Christian in Alexandria between the years 70 and 100; the Gospel of Barnabas is probably by an Italian Christian who became a Mohammedan; and the Acts of Barnabas once attributed to John Mark are now known to have been written in the fifth century. His feast day is June 11.

This was taken from Catholic Online.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Awkward and Awesome Thursday

It's my turn for A&A Thursday this week, so here goes

Awkward

Playing Animal Crossing even though I'm going to be 15 this August

Getting braces.....it's kinda awkward

Seeing someone I know, but I can't think of anything to say to her....awkward silence


Awesome

Getting a new dress yesterday

Redoing my room this weekend. My pale pink paint is a little young for me, so I'm painting it aquamarine instead

Going to Ikea tomorrow to get stuff for my room redo

Going swimming 2+ times a week!


That's about it! Don't forget to enter our new giveaway. Seriously, I'd die for those earrings.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Another giveaway!


Ok, first of all, I'd like to thank everyone for entering our last giveaway. Secondly, concerning all of those whose blogs I follow, I am sorry for the lack of commenting. My blogger account keeps on registering me as anonymous every time I try to post a comment, and then it gets stuck in an endless loop....so let's just say it won't let me post comments

Most importantly, We have a new giveaway! Ashley from adcdmc is offering 2 lovely prizes:







Cookie Stud Earrings



Crab Sushi Earrings


So, since there are two prizes, there will be 2 winners. Here's how to enter:







--Follow our blog and "heart" Ashley's etsy shop . Please leave your etsy username. Do this in ONE comment stating "I follow your blog and hearted her etsy shop (username xxx)". If you don't have an etsy account, tell us what your favorite item from her shop is instead of hearting her shop. Without this entry, no others will count.


Additional Entries:
--Blog, tweet, or post about this on Facebook and leave the link. (+ 1 entry)

--Add our button to your sidebar and leave the link (+1 entry)



So, good luck to everyone. The giveaway will end on Thursday, June 16 at 9 pm EST.


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Giveaway winner!!!

The giveaway from trashion fashion ended and the winner was......


*Drum roll please*


Ali Holmes!


Congratulations!!


Since you didn't leave your email address, please contact us at, coveredblog@gmail.com within 48 hours to claim your prize.

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