Wednesday, May 17, 2017

May 2017\\ Currently


Another month is flying by. *gasps for breath* Life is going by too fast, guys! 

Okay, time for the currently post of May. ;)


HAPPENINGS SO FAR\\

\\ Strawberries! 



\\ My grandparents came for a little while, so we had a family get-together. A barbeque, ice cream, talking walks down the road, you know. That came with some interesting adventures, but it was fun. *winks*

\\ Pruned bushes... so exciting.

\\ Got up early in the morning to go garage-saling! I found an amazing deal on a nice tri-pod!


\\ Hanging out...

\\ I attempted to curl my hair (why do I even try?) using this method I found once (the link- it's the first pin on there). You put your hair in a ponytail and curl that, but I ended up curling it more after taking the ponytail out. It still wasn't very curly. *glares at my straight hair* It makes it look so easy, but maybe that's because the person doesn't have as thick of hair as me. However, it wasn't all a loss. 



I still got waves. *winks*


\\ On Sunday my family, relatives and some other people started a Bible study. I helped with all the kids. ;) It was fun seeing people.

\\ We haven't done much this month, so far, but there is ONE big thing happening. We bought a house! After living in a rental for almost three years, we are finally going to move into our own place. Pretty exciting, even though I'm sure I'll miss this place. ;)


CURRENTLY READING\\


A Love so True by Melissa Jagears


CURRENTLY EATING\\

\\ Today we ate potato salad, baked beans, and hot dogs (no buns) for supper. Isn't that just the perfect summer dinner? *sighs*

\\ And then yesterday (I think) I made some fries for myself, with salt, pepper, and thyme. ;D



\\ Sorry for not ceasing to put pictures of Chick-fil-A. You guys are probably rather annoyed. xP But we went there again, and I got... what I get, and it was so good, once again. *winks*


\\ CURRENTLY LOOKING FORWARD TO

\\ Summer

\\ Finishing 11th grade

\\ All the good days to come.  The sibling town outings and everything else. ;)


This was probably driving to Chick-fil-A. ;)


\\ Getting my license already. I want to get it like, next month. I can dream, right? ;P


SO, HOW IS MAY GOING?




Friday, May 12, 2017

Book Review: The Chapel Car Bride



MY REVIEW


This book tells the story of a chapel car preacher and his daughter, Hope, who travel to a mining town to minister to the people there. They make new friendships, and face hardships and danger, some involving moonshiners who might shoot first and ask questions later if you stumble upon their illegal operation.

So... this book really wasn't my thing. Most of the book wasn't all that interesting to me. Building a church, fixing up the miner's homes, the scoundrel telling huge lies and doing scoundrel things... Plus the story skipped through time a bit. You don't really get to see Hope and "her guy" first get to know each other. It just tells that it happens. 

I didn't really care for the romance. Some of it felt kind of cheesy to me. I'm kinda picky about how the romance is in books. ;P

The end was probably my favorite part, maybe because what most of the book was about was over with, and we got more of Hope and Luke's relationship? 


So I'm not saying I didn't enjoy any of it. All in all, it just wasn't for me. You might love it, so don't let my review keep you from checking it out! :)



*I received this book from Bethany House publishers in exchange for my honest review


Kind of a cheesy review, but that's that.  All the "maybe's" and "kinda's". ;P This review might be a little late too...
 It's too bad I didn't love the book, because the cover is pretty. :)




Sunday, May 7, 2017

Garage Sale Haul



Yesterday morning found my mom, sister and I up at 5 something in the morning to garage sale with some friends of ours. That was early, but more so by the fact that I'd only gotten five or six hours of sleep. ;P

So maybe I shouldn't exactly call this a haul, as I probably didn't buy as much as last time. Remember? In October me and my mom went garage-saling on the military base, and I got my record player for $10? Yesterday we went to what must be the spring base garage sales. *grins* And yes, I got another good deal. The photographers here may be interested. *winks*  

OK, so the things I found...


This little Eiffel Tower key chain! OBVIOUSLY I had to get it. *winks* It was probably like... 25 or 50 cents. Can't you imagine it hanging from the keys of my future little mazda car or my teal 70's pickup? ;D Okay, okay, just dreams. ;P


Yes, spray paint. ;P Just 25 cents too.


I'm collecting the Mandie series, so I picked this up for 25 cents. It was actually at a church garage sale and not the base one.



Here are the clothes I got! A pretty red tank-top- which I'm happy about, 'cause I want more red shirts. ;) A darker reddish shirt, a skirt (to wear with leggings, don't worry ;P), and some high-waisted skinny jeans! The jeans still had tags on them, and they were $2! I'm excited about those. *winks* My mom actually paid for a dollar of them, which is always nice. ;) She bought some other clothes that I might use too, so yea.

The greatest deal of the day, though, was this totally awesome tri-pod! *photographer squeals* My mom's is broken so I haven't been able to use a tri-pod for awhile. And this one was $5


Just look at it! It looks like such a nice one. *grins*


The top can extend up so high, which is really nice!


And it has little leveler things on it. ;D


And I think the feet are pretty gripping.

So yea, that's an exciting buy! Camera gear! I tried it out today to photograph my church outfit. I love it! Now I don't have to have my little sister come take the pictures for me. ;)

It was a really fun time. I always love spending money, especially if the things are cheap! 

Me and my sister went to a friend's house today, and just hung out there for quite a while. Just talking. It was pretty fun! I love having people to hang out with. :)

I'm excited for summer, with all the hanging out and fun things to come!! Yesterday was pretty cold, but today was nice. 


There was a pretty clear sunset last yesterday though. :)


And I pruned our bushes the other day. I just went outside and saw the bush, and decided I wanted to prune. It must be my artistic nature, but I've done it before and it's actually kinda fun. ;D The first, nearest bush turned out nice. The farther one was harder because it was much taller... and just more difficult. ;P My little sister went and finished it for me- clipped the far-back branches that were sticking up. ;P Some of the others might've slightly helped me too. A little bit. 

Anyhow, hope you enjoyed this post! Compared with how I usually am, I've kinda been neglecting this blog. Maybe it's good I'm laying back a bit. ;)

BEEN GARAGE SALING YET THIS YEAR? EVER PRUNED BUSHES? *winks*

Monday, May 1, 2017

April 2017



   April was quite certainly the best month of 2017 so far. So many things happened, and most pretty exciting and hopeful. *grins* What a month.

HAPPENINGS\\

\\ The earliest date I could take my driving test has passed. I do not have enough hours yet. *sighs* However, I do continue to work at it! There's so much to do and practice! Ahhhh! 


\\ "Hit the town" with my siblings (ages 12 to 20) a couple of times... just having fun going out to eat and going to stores. ;)
The picture above is from the latest- we went to Chick-fil-A. *cheers* And I got the usual spicy chicken sandwich, and tried a frosted lemonade. =D Don't mind my messy hair in that picture. ;P


\\ Went to Florida! Of course, my last post gave you many details... sorry. ;P It was an awesome vacation!

\\ I got a tan, guys. From the above. ^^  *winks*

\\ Finished watching When Calls the Heart season 4. There were at least a couple great episodes in there, but the last one was... well, a bit lame. Like, SERIOUSLY, make Jack and Elizabeth get married!!! Season 5, come soon!



 This was my outfit. :) I look kind of weird in this 
picture, but whatever. ;P And I didn't realize how 
fast my curls fell out...
\\ Then last Friday, me and my sister went to our homeschool group's first high school banquet!! It is an event to take the place of prom, and it was really fun! I got to dress up in a semi-formal dress with heels and pearls. :D And so we went and had dinner with all the other dressed-up high-schoolers. It was a fun new experience. :)
After that we went to a church and changed into casual clothes for a scavenger hunt! It was dark by then. My sister, cousin, and I ended up the only ones on our team. ;P We had an adult driving us around, and there were all these things we could chose from to do, each giving us a certain amount of points. We did a lot of crazy thing! Hanging upside down from monkey bars, bagging someone's groceries, washing the windshield of someone's car- and we had to get a picture of each. We even got a picture with a policeman (after walking up to the back door of the police station and getting their attention through the window. xP I know.), and a fire truck. It was so fun though! =D Sometimes I like to be crazy.
We didn't win, but I think we were close. *winks* 
Back at the church we played some games. The last was volleyball. That was so much fun! I found that I do really like it! =D 

We stayed until midnight. Like, I've been waiting my whole life for this. Maybe that's exaggerated, lol. ;P Fun memories made.

\\ The day after that full night, me and my sister went to a little party- a secret sister's reveal party. That was nice enough. Then we went home with one of the girls- to thus hang out for a while. :)

\\ And on the last day of the month, Sunday, we went to my aunt and uncles for a cookout, and stayed there all day. My grandparents were here and leaving the next day. I had a very nice time hanging out with all the cousins. *winks* Having a few... adventures. ;P 


READ IN APRIL\\

I uh... *smiles sheepishly* did not finish any books this month. 
*all the bookworms raise their eyebrows in shock*
Yes, it's bad. BUT! I have an excuse. I went to Florida for ten days, and did not bring my current book, A Time to Die by Nadine Brandes. SO, I started one of the books my sister brought: All in Good Time by Maureen Lang. But then we came home and a review book had come for me, so I had to start that, and have not finished it yet. It is The Chapel Car Bride by Judith Miller. 
I've been more busy, thus reading less. Sorry (like you care ;P).


POSTS OF APRIL\\

So... you pretty much fail at everything when you're busy-er? Because I like, only gave you guys, ahem, three post this month? Yea. Poor neglected blog. ;P

Anyhow, I will link those three little April posts. ;)











THE MOMENTS\\

\\ When you keep cracking up over a picture you took, when someone is making the most hilarious face. *dies laughing* ;P It's so funny.

\\ When you hit your first possum while driving. ;P

\\ When you've been eating way too much sugar, but it's there so... just keep eating it. Like, two doughnuts? Whatever. ;P


THANKFUL FOR FROM APRIL\\

\\ Time spent with relatives! SO awesome!

\\ Beaches and Florida-ness. ;)

\\ Finally feeling like I might be  getting a social life. Maybe I'm starting to break out of my shell. ;) Such a great feeling.

\\ Chocolate *grins* I got a giant Hershey chocolate bar, so that's been disappearing...


So really, just a very blessed month! <3

(I may add some pictures of the banquet and things, but it's too late right now)


WAS APRIL AWESOME FOR YOU TOO? TELL ME! *winks*