Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Pretty Thrifty: Amy, 4-H, and Pride and Prejudice

Hi, everybody. This week I decided to take pictures of my sister Amy for my Pretty Thrifty post. It worked out well. Her outfit was much better than mine anyway.
 ~ She made her skirt ~


The truth is this: I was too lazy to get pictures of myself. Amy looked great Sunday, so I simply announced we were going to take pictures of  her instead of me. Good thing she isn't too camera shy. :)
This week is the 4-H fair, so we worked hard to get our cakes and photographs finished Thursday and Friday. By working hard, I mean two hours of practicing on Thursday and four on Friday. I think I probably made somewhere around eight batches of icing. Yep, all icing. No fondant. But I got a blue ribbon. Yay!

In Photography I earned:
and Blue! 
So overall not bad for my first year.

I've been reading House of Hades. It's not as creepy as it sounds. Just the next installment of the Heroes of Olympus series, in which the next, and I believe the last installment, doesn't come out until this fall! UGHHH!

I rented the old Pride and Prejudice this week at the movie store and watched it Sunday afternoon. It wasn't bad but kind of boring. It put Amy to sleep. That doesn't happen often at all. But I was determined to see it through, and I did. I do like Elizabeth's character. I actually took a "Which Austen character are you?" quiz and came out as Elizabeth. I think I do prefer the new version of Pride and Prejudice with Keira Knightley as Elizabeth, but I haven't seen it in a long time. I think I'll try to borrow it from my friend this week to watch it.

Well I'm going let y'all go. We're having chili tonight and we're going to watch Superman: Man of Steel. Ought to be interesting!
God bless!
Teen for the Lord

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Sunday, June 8, 2014

Disney Q & A !

  I am sorry I haven't posted anything since Easter.  We've been a little distracted and busy at my house as of late. I am finally posting again, and I hope you enjoy it.
  These questions were part of a blog party that Anna hosted on her blog. Check it out. Also, my friend Natalie posted her answers on her blog. I was too late to join the party, but I decided to answer them anyway. The ones that took the longest to decide? Favorite male character and favorite prince.

So I invite to pull up a chair, as Blogger  proudly presents...
My answers.

1. Why do you love Disney?
    The music.

2. Who is your favorite Disney princess?
    I have been trying to decide. It comes down to Belle and Pocahontas.

3. Who is your favorite Disney female character?
    The Wardrobe in Beauty and the Beast. I love her to pieces! She'd be the perfect lady in waiting.

4. Who is your favorite Disney prince?
    Wow. Ummmmmm..... I'd have to say Edward from Enchanted. He's handsome, sings incredibly, loves passionately... he just needed an adventure to help him find his "beautiful lady".

5. Who is your favorite Disney male character?
    I don't know.  But if all else fails...
6. Who is your favorite Disney Villain?
     Captain Hook. We used to watch Peter Pan ALL THE TIME when I was little. So he holds a special place in my heart.~smile~
7. What is/are your favorite Disney Song(s)?
    I reserve judgement. I've Got a Dream from Tangled is VERY high on the list, but I won't declare a favorite. But here are few more:  Savages, Just around the River Bend, Hakuna Matata (LOVE IT!), Mother Knows Best ( and Reprise), Mine, Mine, Belle, Trashin' the Camp, and the list goes on and on.

8. What is your favorite Disney Movie?
     Pocahontas. It has my favorite soundtrack.

9. What was the first Disney movie that you saw (or remember for that matter!)?
     I don't know. I have a really old memory of Snow White, but I don't think it was the first one I ever saw.

10. Do you prefer the older Disney movies or the newer ones?
     In the middle ones?? : ) Tangled, Beauty and the Beast, Pocahontas, Pirates of the Caribbean...

11. Tangled or Frozen? (Mwaaahhhaaahhaaa! ;))
     TANGLED!!!! Sorry! Please, if you start a Frozen v.s. Tangled revolt on me, I may end up looking like this...


12. Favorite Disney Pixar Movie?
     "He took the name Metroman. I chose something a little more humble...

 Incredibly handsome master of all villainy!"
(Truthfully, he's my favorite "villain". But really, does he even count?)

Disney pictures from Google Images.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Pretty Thrifty: Easter Sunday

  Happy Easter!
We opened the restaurant yesterday! It went pretty well for our first day. Continued prayers for peace, provision, and success are appreciated!
  Amy, for taking such great pictures!
So, I just have to say that my mom looked awesome today! She bought a new dress, and she rocked it. The pictures simply don't do her justice! And thank you,

So I made this skirt this weekend. I wasn't sure how it was going to work, but I am really pleased with it. If you go back to my previous tutorial on jean skirts, you can see the basics on how to make one for yourself. I'll go back and make a note for making knee length skirts. I don't know if you can tell, but it does cover all of my knee. I think the length may vary depending on the hem length and the length of the jeans to start out with. 
Jewelry (all made by me): $0.00
Jacket (garage sale): $1.00
Tank top (given to me): $0.00
Skirt (made by me): $1.50
Sandals (garage sale): $0.50
Total: $2.00

Well, I wasn't in service today, so I don't actually know what our Pastor was talking about. I was in the children's church helping with the class. But I still was blessed. I got to watch as the kids opened Easter eggs that contained miniature nails, crown of thorns, coins, etc. that represented what Easter is really about. The teacher then asked, "Is the reason for Easter bunnies?"  
"Is Easter about candy?"
"What is Easter about?"
Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings, as they say. We are to have this same, simple, child like faith as they do to enter heaven. We don't believe in Jesus, His death, and Resurrection because we have proof! We believe because the Bible says so. Do I sound naive? That's the point. Children believe because it's what they have been taught by their parents or Sunday school teacher. We are to believe because it's what our Heavenly Father has told us.  
Teen for the Lord