Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Case Of The Missing Camera

In my previous post I promised you photos from Spring Formal, and I'm intending on posting them... As soon as I can find my camera. My camera has gone missing. It's probably in my messy room on my messy desk, under a pile of messiness. Where ever it is, I'm going to find it!



Saturday, April 21, 2012

It's not Prom. It's Spring Formal.

As some of you might know I (Madeline) am homeschooled. My boyfriend (Cristian) isn't. Last fall he invited me to Homecoming at his school which was fun and we were intending to attend Prom together this Spring. Sadly the Prom was scheduled for a weekend that I was out of town so I couldn't go. But instead I signed up for the Homeschool Prom, only it's not Prom. It's Spring Formal. Not exactly sure why they don't call it Prom, but to each his own.

Sadly you have to be a homeschooler to go to homeschool Spring Formal so I couldn't bring Cristian along as my date. Well even if he was homeschooled you're not allowed to bring a date. (Crazy homeschooler rules)

So I went with my friend Liliana and Ben!

Liliana, Liliana's Dad, Ben and I.

Please excuse the fact that I didn't heed my mothers advice and "make sure to hold in my stomach for pictures"

OOOOH! OOOOH! See the dress I'm wearing? Yepp! THE BLUE ONE! Well... Not meaning to brag or anything... But I made it. I actually more so "re-fabricated" but it's pretty darn cool if I do say so myself. There were a ton of people who were saying "I love your dress, where did you get it?" and it was so satisfying to reply "Thank you! I made it myself." One person refused to believe me. I promise with my whole heart I will post better pictures soon!



Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Four Generations Of Crafty Ladies

I love looking through my basement. There are so many memories buried down there. Now, mind you, ours isn't a fixed-up basement that you can live in or have Superbowl parties in. It's a never-let-the-guests-down-there-or-they'll-never-come-back kind of basement, which makes it all the more intriguing I think. It's where we put all of our old furniture along with the boxes of Christmas decorations, baby toys, books, and videos, not to mention the boxes still unopened from when we moved here five years ago. (Merging households with my grandpa and late grandma is hard enough without having to get rid of the double appliances and an extra house-worth of stuff!) We had to gut the basement after a flood that kindly left our house unharmed except for a few thousand dollars in ruined homeschooling books and rotted panelling and carpet. (No sarcasm there. There were people that actually died in this flood- one of them being my uncle.)
    The other day I was nosing around in some boxes of my grandma's when I found a box full of buttons. (Maddie, I'm sorry I didn't tell you, but I wanted to keep them to myself. This could be a real test to our friendship. ;-) Now, I'm sure you've noticed that I'm a bit cheap and I like to use things that I found on sale or that I have on hand for my crafting projects. Well, my grandma was the queen of crafting. When she was seventeen she knit a dress for herself. Yeah. That's right, a dress. She taught me how to knit when I was nine, so I learned from the best. (Sidenote: Eight years later, I still have yet to knit a dress.) She came by it honestly because her mom was also a crafty lady. I like to think that I came from four generations of crafters. And even though my mom isn't always actively crafting, she doesn't give herself enough credit. She's pretty handy with the glue gun. Unfortunately, my grandma and great-grandma also passed on the gift of hoarding, and my mom and I have been trying to minimize that gift ever since we moved in. That is why there are still the boxes upon boxes of yarn and buttons and the Lord only knows what else collecting dust down in "the cave".
    This box of buttons was kind of like a pot of gold at the end of a huge rainstorm for me. It hasn't always been easy to live here in a small town with my grandpa. It reminded me that even after five years, blessings are still popping up out of the blue and really, they're just starting. So I'm just going to keep trusting the One who put me here because I know that He knows the plans He has for me. I hope that's encouraging to you, too!

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29:11

By the way, I do have pictures from New York that I will be posting shortly. I already pinned a few on Pinterest. Also, if you want to hear more than the few and far and getting fewer and farther between posts you can follow myself and Maddie [on Twitter. I did update daily on the trip to  New York I took with my school's marching band.



Monday, April 2, 2012

EOS Mini Review

Haha just realized, yes that is indeed my
Hunger Games movie poster in the background!

So after first hearing about the chap stick (minus the stick part) EOS two years ago at Kamp I finally broke down and *had my mom* purchased some.

I got the fruity one and I love it. The shape is so much fun and it will be much easier to find in my purse than a normal tube of chap stick. It tastes good too, which we all know counts for something when getting chap stick.

Ever since I review THG I guess I think I'm just the queen of reviews... Been going a bit review crazy.

So next time you're out and about, pick up a little "pod" of this! I don't think you'll be disappointed!

Your faithful review queen,