Monday, August 29, 2011

Summer slump

so tomorrow school starts, which also means Summer ends. so in this post i thought i would do 2 things and say what i have done and what i seem to have missed on my Summer list.

i went to Alexandra's swim meet for the first time!
 i tye dyed my first shirt!

i highlighted my hair for the first time!

i went into a cave for the first time!

we had Alexandra's going away party and also had to say good bye to her for her 2 year journey in China

aaaand went to the beach!

sooo that's pretty much what i did and of course more, less interesting, things. now onto my Summer List. haha this didn't go as well as  planned - i didn't watch all of the Harry Potter movies, i didn't make macaroons, and I DIDN'T BE A VEGITARIAN for a week or so. wahh wahh. oh well - i will do all of the things i missed at some point!!

anyway, i really don't want to go to school tomorrow and have to wake up at 6:30 every morning.

oh well. here's what i think - i start my day with photography everyday and end it with spanish everyday. i also get my permit this school year and i'm no longer a freshman! i really do think this will be a great year :)

hope every elses Summer went super well!!

Saturday, August 27, 2011


i could watch Titanic all day if i had the chance. great movie and fantastic actors.

it's definitely one of my top favorites!

Titanic, 1997

Friday, August 26, 2011

mother nature

so apperently hurricane Irene is on its way! i think it's supposed to start raining here Saturday night and then all day Sunday. i'm not sure what it will be like, but probably no big deal. the other day we had an earthquake (which i didn't feel at all, but apperently everyone else in York did, so that's kind of weird.) this weather is craziness. and a perfect way to begin school - dreary and sad. ;)

oh and check out this website!! my friend, Jennette, posted about it on tumblr and i just remembered it because i saw it in all the posts i liked. it's pretty awesome, and i love giraffes haha

p.s. the last 4 episodes of Degrassi: Now or Never are this week!! this is SO exciting!

Thursday, August 25, 2011


this past week i did a lot of shopping (well not that much, but i'm really happy with all the stuff i got!) i'm trying to change my room around, but since my bed is so huge, i really can't do much, so i'm getting new stuff (not a new bed, just new pictures etc.) to sort of switch it up ;)

i got this floor lamp, which is pretty cool:

i got this poster and framed it:

 i got these shoes ($14 at Target!!):

oh, and my dad got a new car to get to and from his new job! (sorry for the picture quality - i took it from my phone and then made it bigger on here which made it all pixely):

and i got the Movie Valentine's Day, which i haven't seen for awhile, so i'm really excited to watch it!

a lot of change going on now a days haha plus school starting in less than a week. where the heck did summer go?!

hope you all are having a good week :)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

phone case

this phone case is so cute! i think i'm getting an iPhone in December, so i have to remember this!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Applesauce Breakfast Cake

so the other day i was making Applesauce Breakfast Cake and i make it so often that i thought i should share it with you! this is really easy and it tastes really good. the recipe is actually from my 6th or 7th grade cooking class!

here's the recipe:

first you pre heat the oven to 350 degrees F and then in a small bowel mix 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1 tablespoon butter, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (and 1/4 cup walnuts if you wish)

then in another bowel you mix 1 cup flour, 1/3 cup sugar, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon baking soda, and a dash of salt

and you're supposed to do this in another separate bowel, but i think that's a waste of a bowel and more cleaning, so i just mix it with the dry ingredients. in the same (or separate bowel) mix 1/2 cup applesauce (which is actually a whole cup of the applesauce you normally eat)

may i also point out my stick on nail "polish"! it looks so real and it's holding on pretty well too!

anyway, along with the applesauce you mix, 1 egg, 1/4 cup of vegetable oil, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

it actually doesn't make many, so to fill all of these i had to make 2 batches

stick them on the middle (or closer to the top) rack of the oven

for 20 minutes

and then the worst part - cleaning up

aaaand i forgot to take a picture of the final result?? shoot. well they are really good and you can barely taste the applesauce, so i call it my secret ingredient ;) also, if you noticed, this was the first time i tried it as a muffin. it's supposed to be a cake! oh well, it's really good either way!

try it sometime and let me know how you liked them!!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

perfect spot

this is one of my and probably everyone else's favorite places to take pictures. there's a little shed that looks like a house and a perfect place to sit right in front of it. i would love to have a picnic or something there sometime! isn't it perfect?

the first 2 pictures were from the photoshoot with Abby and i yesterday and the last one is from awhile ago. we will probably always take a picture at this spot!

Friday, August 19, 2011

too many thunderstorms

tonight we were supposed to go to a pool party, but once again there is a thunderstorm, so i think we might just be going to dinner. which is okay, but you know. i love thunderstorms during the day, but they are happening everyday, so i think they can stop now :)

my friend Abby let me borrow this dress and i love it! we went on a photoshoot earlier today when it was sunshiny and perfect, so i will show you some of those pictures in another post.

i was also looking through my webcam photos and saw some good ones with my dog, Cody, so i took a few more with him - because i'm lame. but isn't he cute!?!

hair makeover app

i found this app a little while ago and it's so fun! you can crop your face and then they have several hairstyles to choose from. it was mostly fun to just play around with it haha here are 2 styles

and then this one was one of the man styles that i just had to try hahaha!

isn't that so fun?! haha

TGIF :) hope everyone has a great weekend!


this is SUCH a good shot, by kinoshaman, on flickr!!

there's a thunderstorm happening here right now!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

gif making

look! i made a gif! i have to admit, these get on my nerves sometimes, but i'm really proud for making one! this is my friend Jennette and i on one of our random photoshoots :)

(ok looks like you have to click on the picture to make it work. or else it's just my computer? i don't know, but if it doesn't work on your computer, then click on the picture and it will take you to a blank page with the gif!)

hope your week is going well!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

airplanes and big cities

aw i really love this picture!! it makes me not only want to ride on an airplane, but take a trip to big city also! it's like i can't stop staring at this picture.
by krobbie, on flickr

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

tree house

Tree House

A tree house, a free house,
A secret you and me house,
A high up in the leafy branches
Cozy as can be house.

A street house, a neat house,
Be sure and wipe your feet house
Is not my kind of house at all-
Let's go live in a tree house.

i thought we could use a little Shel Silverstein poetry. :)

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Bath & Body Works

today my friend Abby and Emmy went to the mall, which i surprisingly haven't been to in a REALLY long time! it was really fun. we just kind of looked in some stores and went to Jimmy John's for lunch and were going to go to Ulta, but we'll do that some other time. anyway, it was just a nice day.

but i have decided that Japanese Cherry Blossom is my new favorite scent! i LOVE it! i have always loved it, but i sprayed it on my wrist and i can't stop smelling it. so they had these $5 bottles, and i had to get it!

i also got a Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin candle, and i love the smell. i can't wait to light it around Halloween time. it makes me really excited for Fall, even though i don't want Summer to end :)

oh, and keep checking out my Tumblr! i have 12 followers!! pretty exciting.

anchor tattoo

i can't stop thinking about this tattoo! when i go to college i'm so getting an anchor tattoo like this on one of my ankles.


Saturday, August 13, 2011

thunderstorms and thank you's

today it's raining here in PA, which is good for a few reasons. i don't have to water my neighbors plants! it makes me feel better that we left OC because i'm pretty sure it's raining there too. and just because rain is relaxing! you know when it's raining and a dreary day, you listen to certain songs? well i was looking on tumblr and someone posted this song by Kate Nash, and i really like it and think it goes well with the rainy day :)

oh hey! i have been thinking about a new name for this blog. i know this would be the third time i've changed it, but i really like this one: a la mode! isn't that so good?! i'm really temped to change it and i think it just might happen ;)

also, i just want to thank anyone that follows me. it makes me feel so good that people actually look at what i post and rant and complain and am happy about and have me on their dashboard! so thank you :)