Friday, September 30, 2016

September Highlights

  September is over already! Fall is on the way as well- I'm enjoying the cool weather. :) 
  I had thought I might do a summer highlights post... but I don't think I will. 
   Here are my September highlights. :)


I helped in my cousin's wedding... 

...And I turned 16 that same day! :)

I returned home after over a month on vacation(s). 

Had my 16th birthday party. :)

My home school group co-op started. I'm taking three classes: essay writing, a trivia class, and art. :) Guess which is my favorite? Art, of course. ;) I've been painting, charcoal drawing (for the first time in my life, I believe), and all that. :)

Went to hang out with youth from my home school group and played "gaga ball". It was actually fun. :D

 Oh, started school. :P Fun, right? I'm currently in 11th grade. Yikes, I'm "almost" graduated already! Only one more year after this. Do you ever feel like yourself is growing up extremely fast? :P One day you wake up and realize your childhood is over. *sniff*

Fall came! :) At least for now. It's been blessedly cool lately. And some rain. I love the nights where you're hanging out outside and it's cool... like enough to make your hands cold. :) Just from experience the other night.

I'm on my way to getting a driver's permit... sort of. I'm reading the driver's manual, which takes a long time because it just isn't very interesting. :P I JUST NEED TO FINISH IT SO I CAN START DRIVING!! Er- take the test and start driving IF I pass. Let it be so. ;P 
  I had a dream the other night that I was driving... probably in a parking lot. And then I think I pushed the gas pedal instead of the brake and lurched toward the parked cars! Maybe I woke up after that. :P But that actually happened to me- I pushed the gas instead of the brake! Eek, scary! :P At least I was only practice driving and not on the road.


  I thought I was pretty rich this month, and bought a lot of stuff. ;P
On the far right is the one thing I colored

  First of all, I got this lovely Godey's Fashions coloring book! I found it on ebay for like, maybe around three dollars? With free shipping, too. :) Click here to to see one for $3.49 plus free shipping, if you're interested in something to do while you're curled up by the fireplace with a cup of hot cider during the nearing cold days. :D Doesn't it look great, though?

    My Walmart has had lots of sales lately. I found this lovely scarf there for $3. :) The color is like mint green- my love. ;D This picture dulled the color, for some reason.


  The other thing I bought there on sale is this skirt, for $5. Isn't it pretty? I think it's kind of country-style, which I like. :)

   Here are a bunch of little things I've bought (from top-left): red lipstick (I should dress up 1940's, right? :D), green eye-shadow, and pink nail polish. The rest of the things, besides the feather ring, were all together for $2. They were on sale. Extremely on sale, because I think they were originally $11 or something. :P Who would pay that much?   

   And I bought The Inheritance (plus it has three other movies on it) for $5 at K-Mart. K-Mart had so many movies for only five dollars, and they weren't all junk (like at Walmart :P).

   I found this awesome mini pan at Goodwill ($1.59). I've cooked eggs on it. :D

  These last things are things that I just got... I didn't buy them. 


    A wonderful birthday present from my sister! :) They are The Messenger by Siri Mitchell (my review is on my Book Reviews page :) ), a pretty journal, and this lovely photo album! I need to order some pictures from all my summer "travels" to put in it. :D

  I'm taking an art class in my homeschool group co-op, and I got this AWESOME sketch book! :) That drawing is my still-life drawing (what I had to do for home work). :P



  I decorated my birthday cake, which many of you probably already knew. :)

  I made a cake with only wheat flour (because I couldn't find any white :P). Then I made a glaze for it. It was good, but you could definitely taste the wheat flour.


Then I made this cake, and decorated it. :) Good practice.

(the inside ;) )

      I also helped my little sister put together\decorate this cake. ;) (she made it.)

     Yea, lots of cake stuff this month. Oh yea, I helped with cakes at my cousin's wedding, which was this month (on my birthday), as well. I got lots of practice. One thing I've learned is that my hands are going to get full of frosting while decorating cakes. :P Probably just my messy-ness. 


It's a Wonderful Life
  I may not have watched this in September, but it was probably pretty close. :) Good movie.


   The Inheritance

I watched this by myself on my dad's laptop, and I enjoyed it. :D

  Re-watched one or two other movies. :)


  The only book I read this month was King, by R. J. Larson! It was really good! Read my review here.

  And now, I am currently reading The Captive Maiden, by Melanie Dickerson. :)


    Star photography! :) See this post for the "details".


 Here are the posts I've done this month:


  1. I enjoyed this post!! =D
    Sounds like a busy month. You are probably looking back and thinking, "That ALL happened in September alone!?" ;P
    You're scarf and skirt are so pretty!! =D
    Ooohh!! I love those bracelets! (I love bracelets) :D
    I've never watched "The Inheritance". What is it? Was it good?
    Do you like watching movies alone? Sometimes I wish I could find time to watch something alone. It's hard enough to find a good time to watch a movie with just us girls. Which I want to do again soon... maybe now that we have our own room. ;)
    You're cakes are beautiful!!! I wish I could do that!
    And that coloring book looks soo fun!! =D

    1. I am glad you enjoyed it! ;)
      Since I've gotten home, it doesn't seem like THAT much has happened... but since I was on vacation September too... kind of a lot HAS happened. ;)
      Yes, and I got a very good deal on them! :)
      Yea, the gold one's my favorite. :D
      It's based off a book by Louisa May Alcott. And yes, it was good. :) It was kind of like a Jane Austen movie (don't know if you've watched any?) but just set in a different time. :)
      Yes, sometimes it's just nice to watch something alone. :D I've hardly ever done it, though.
      Thank you! :D
      Yes, I know! :D It's a really cool coloring book.

  2. You definitely did a lot this summer. :D

    Yes, FALL IS HERE! I am super excited. The cool weather has forced me into heavy clothes to keep warm, but I like it. ^_^ (and fall smells like memories. I don't know why.)

    Ahh, that scarf is so pretty! <3

    Oh my, I still can't get over how beautiful your birthday cake was! :O I really need to get back into cake decorating... but who has the time during the fall?? NOT ME. *sniff* ;)

    1. I know! :)

      It is! :D It's been a nice relief from the heat! And I like the cloudy-ness too for some reason...

      Isn't it? ;D

      Ah, thank you! :) I hope you can find time for cake decorating- it's just fun. ;)

  3. Looks like you had an epic September! OOH, you read King? I read Prophet and Judge (and loved them!) so now I REALLY need to get my hands on King *nods*.

    ~ Savannah

    1. It was a good month! =D Yes, and it was good! :) Aren't they great books?