Thursday, June 30, 2011
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
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 by fsl324 featuring a denim jacket
$50 - ae.com
$15 - shopruche.com
$18 - francescascollections.com
$11 - amazon.com
$44 - bodenusa.com
$12 - shopruche.com
$38 - francescascollections.com
Monday, June 27, 2011
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 email@example.com to claim your lovely prizes. Congrats girlies!
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Jade Flower Earrings ($5)
Coral Resin Flower Earrings ($8....I love these!)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize!
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 email@example.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
Well, today was Kayleigh's turn, but she's gone today and I'm doing it for her.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
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
Church Outfit by AudreyElizabeth featuring short sleeve dresses
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Saturday, June 11, 2011
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
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
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
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:
--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.
--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
*Drum roll please*
Since you didn't leave your email address, please contact us at, firstname.lastname@example.org within 48 hours to claim your prize.