Friday, November 30, 2012

Mountain Trip: Day 1!

Hello friends! How has your week been? Today I'm gonna do a post on our trip to the mountains for Thanksgiving! We left on Wednesday to go to the North Carolina mountains, and we had a BLAST! The car ride there, was pretty boring, but we watched a few movies, and that was fun...

Okay, funny story behind the next sequence of pictures.   ALL. DAY. I was trying to get a picture of me and my mom, and we literally tried all day. Every picture we tried to take, there was just something wrong with'll see what I mean.....

I guess that one (the largest one) will just have to do...haha, oh well :)
Anyways, we were lost for a while, (and being lost in the mountains at night, on a road that is straight down one side, straight up the other side, and super curvy is not fun) but thanks to my mother's GPS we were able to find the hotel, by 8:00 pm, and we had dinner at this amazing restaurant! After dinner, well first I should explain that this inn we were staying at, was like you stepped back in time! When you walked in, it had this GORGEOUS piano (you know me, and how I love pianos, haha :)) and a beautiful parlor. But it really is so hard to explain, so take a look at the pics...

Anyways, after dinner, we all went and sat in the parlor and chatted for a while. :)

 Well, come back soon, and see what we did for Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Music Monday: Christmas Music!!!

Well, it's that time of year. For my birthday I got a few Christmas albums, by my favorite artists, but I was determined NOT to post them until after  Halloween and Thanksgiving. I can't stand it when stores start playing Christmas music in like July! (Sorry Hobby Lobby, i'm talking about you :)) Sooo, with that being said, since it is now after Thanksgiving, I'm am posting one of my favorite Christmas songs, off of my Francesca Battistelli Christmas album! The song is called Marshmallow world, and it's just overall a fun song! Enjoy :) And don't forget to pause my playlist :)

Do you have a favorite Christmas song?

P.S - If you were wondering what Hobby Lobby is, it is a craft store that sells anything from fabric and yarn, to candles and wrapping paper, and decorations! Anyway, Me and my sister, Hannah, went to their store in July, and they already had their Christmas decor for sale, and Christmas music playing throughout their store :)

Friday, November 23, 2012

Fashion Friday: Belts, Belts, and More Belts!

Today I have a fun post for ya'll! I have been inspired to write this post, by my own personal experiences! Belts.  Below are three different outfits, and each one has the same belt incorporated into it.  I just wanted to show that  you don't need to by ten thousand belts, one for each outfit. I'm not saying that you can't have a few, but this is a simple way to change it up a bit, without spending too much money. (belts can be expensive) I just took a black belt (one almost identical to the one I have) and put it on average outfits, school outfits, church clothes, or dressier clothes!

I hope these tips were somewhat helpful to you, and have a great weekend!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Adventure's in Badminton!

During the summer, my dad ordered a badminton set for us. My dad LOVES badminton and really wanted to teach me and my sister to play. Well, at the time he ordered it, it was much too hot to play (somewhere between 99 and 109 degrees) so we waited until November, when the weather cooled down.  Well, last week, my dad finally got around to putting it up, and the following day, we played for a bit :)  It was going pretty, well, (but I did figure out, I don't have a future in badminton, haha) and we practice a couple days last week, and we were getting a little better. Well, my dad was not feeling too well on Saturday, but he said he would watch me and Hannah play for a few minutes.  Well, he couldn't resist - after about five minutes, he told me I wasn't serving right, and showed me how. It was so much fun playing with someone who could actually hit it back! hahah :) After I thought I was finally getting the hang of it, I accidentally hit the birdie in a near tree and it got stuck.  He tried throwing the rake up in the tree, but in the end, it got stuck too...

We ended up getting the birdie down (because my dad threw the pitchfork at it, haha) but the rake is still in the tree. I'm not sure how we are going to get it down....


Sunday, November 18, 2012

Photo Shoot!

Last week, we had (more) gorgeous weather, and what with the leaves and everything, it was the perfect stage for a photo shoot! Dante is such a ham, and was pretty happy to have us following him  around, taking his picture! haha!

Then there were some funny, goofy pics...

"Yeah right, i'm not dropping this leaf..."

heheh, the sun was in his eyes!

Funny story behind this one...we were trying to get a picture of him and drop leaves behind him, but he just caught them in his mouth, and that is what happened. hehe!
Well, i'm sorry, but I uh, couldn't help NOT squeezing in a couple of scenery pics...

Well, that's it! Have a wonderful week!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Fashion Friday: Skirts 'n' Boots!

Hey! Happy Friday! I hope you're all doin' well! Today, I have a (kinda short) fashion Friday post - skirts with boots! I don't know about you, but I love the way boots look with skirts! So, here's an example:


Hope you have a fun weekend!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Music Monday: Yours Forever!

Hello friends, and happy Monday! I hope you had an good weekend! Well, to start off your week, what's better than a great song?! Well, your in luck, i've got one for ya! It's called "Yours Forever" by Dara Maclean. I love listening to this song sooooo much, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I have!

Have a great day, and God bless!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Pumpkin Carving!

Hey, Hey Hey! How are all my awesome followers doing this week? Good, I hope?! Well, this may sound a bit strange, but last week, I carved my FIRST pumpkin.  I know, I know, you're thinking, your 13 years old and haven't carved a pumpkin before??? Well, that's the truth. Anyways, It was very fun! And the best part, was that just as we (my family) we about to start carving, my best friend called to see if we could skype! ( I said of course) I carved (with some help from my mom) my pumpkin to look like a cat sillhouette. I think it came out pretty great, if I don't say so myself...

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Piano Festival!

Hello Friends! I hope each of you are doing AMAZING! Last weekend I played (piano) at a Monster Mash. (aka, Halloweenish, fair type of thing)  it was sooooooo fun! It was all outside, but it was a little bit cold that day, and windy, so after a while, I was ready to go! Anyway, I played as soon as we got there, and i think it went pretty well...

Me playing...

Me with my awesome teacher ^^^  
After I was finished playing, my mom wanted to take Dante on a little hayride...

He LOVED it, but mostly, he just wanted to roll around in the hay. haha :)
Well, this weekend (November 3rd) I played in more of a competition, at our local music store.  It went really good too, and I came home with a ribbon, and music pin :) Sorry, no pics from that one!

Have a wonderful week!

Friday, November 2, 2012

I've Been Awarded!

Hey friends! I have been awarded by Lindy the sunshine award!

The rules are simple: Answer the eight questions, and tag eight followers, and spread some sunshine!!!

1. What is your favorite holiday movie?
hmmm.....It's a Wonderful Life :)

2. What is your favorite flower?

3. What is your favorite drink?
Tazo Passion ice tea :)

4. What is your passion?
Playing piano!

5. What is your favorite time of the year?
6. What is your favorite time of the day?
Around 4:00pm when I'm (normally) done school, and can go outside!

7. What is your favorite pshyical activity?
Swimming :)

8. What is your favorite vacation spot?
I don't know...probably the beach :)
And now I award...

Isabelle at Singing for Life

Marrissa at Mildred Cakes

Jessica at The Lives of us