Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011, you've been good

ok, so i just found this really funny :) sorry 2011 :/

 i think 2012 is going to be a very good year! there will be a lot of change in the upcoming year. i'm really looking forward to it. i always say i'm going to try to change myself and become more outgoing or more talkative in school or something, but that never happens. i guess i can still try though - haha!

i would do a post with pictures of things that i have done in 2011, but:

1. i haven't moved my pictures onto my laptop yet
2. i did a post of things that i accomplished in Summer, and that's pretty much when i did all things interesting. so if i were to do a 2011 post, most of it would be the same things i did in that post. but go over and check out that post to see what i did!

oh, and Australia has a beautiful New Year's! look at it!! my neighbors are moving to Australia and it will be so cool for them to experience this!


are you excited for 2012?

Happy New Year's Eve!

Harry Styles, you've said it all

Friday, December 30, 2011

Friday Fancies - New Year's Eve

the theme this week on {av}'s Friday Fancies is obviously NYE! is it stupid that it took me a while to figure out what "NYE" stood for...? oh Katie, it clearly means "New Year's Eve"! anyway, every year my friends and i plan to have a "party" (more like us dancing in the basement and watching movies the rest of the time), but it never seems to happen. usually at least, my friend Abby comes over and we play Sing It on the Wii, but this year she won't be here! so i guess this year is just one of those stay at home years where you actually have to try to stay up late because there's nothing you can do to entertain yourself enough to stay awake.
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BUT, let's say i WAS going to New York to watch the ball drop..... this would be a fun outfit! once again, heels - not my thing. but in some outfits, all i can see it with is heels. like this one! plus it's New Year's, why not?! i'm kind of on the fence about the top, but whatever. too much ruffle? but look at that necklace!! it's an anchor! i don't think this outfit needed a necklace, but i love that one!! i'll probably be using it again.
what are your plans for NYE? ;)

Thursday, December 29, 2011

pictures that remind me of Summer

sem título by mary_robinson on Flickr.

when i'm on Tumblr, i always find pictures that remind me of Summer. and then that's the first thing that comes to my mind - "this makes me want Summer sooo badlyyyy!" these are just a few pictures that i came across, so i thought i would share... even though it snowed here today... so i guess we have a little ways until Summer.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

you are beautiful.. stickers!

ahh! look what i found! it's a website designed the spread the word of 'you are beautiful'. umm kind of perfect for me?! this is exactly what i want to spread!! and you can get STICKERS that say 'you are beautiful' on them to put all over the place to remind people that they are beautiful! all you have to do is send in a self addressed stamped envelope and they will give you stickers!

i'm so excited to receive my stickers! :)

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Flowery Toms

they have floral Toms?! these are fabulous!! i definitely have to put money aside for these some time.

Monday, December 26, 2011

day after Christmas blues

look at all of these cute necklaces from Forever 21! i went there on Friday and wish i saw these. they are all less than $4 and so cute!! i LOVE the Boat Wheel Necklace. so cute! i want to go back now and get all of them.. :)

hope you all are having a great day-after-Christmas haha it's always so sad when Christmas is over :/ no more Christmas music on the radio, no more 25 days of Christmas and eventually everyone takes down their decorations. i feel like i didn't get enough of all of it! at least we still have New Years. that's always a fun time! but for now i'm still trying to get over this horrific cold :(

Sunday, December 25, 2011

a very fun visit

look! it's Alexandra!! i FINALLY got to see her on Friday!! it was SO awesome! i get to see her again on the 30th... but then she heads back :( it was really great though - we  had so much fun together like she never left. the same with Jennette! it was great to have us all back together and hanging out like we would on a random weekend :)

i would say this has been a wonderful Christmas season, with Alexandra and Jennette coming back and getting what i got for Christmas! tonight we are having Christmas dinner at our house, so i will see the family and we will play Wii like we do every year and it will be awesome! the only bummer this year was being sick :/ it was terrible to see all my friends and have a cold and i was so nervous i was going to get everyone sick, which i may have :( i will get better!!

as i said before i hope you all have a fantastic Christmas!!

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night


hey everyone!! Merry Christmas!! sorry i haven't been posting :/ my computer has been acting pretty stupid. but guess what?! i will now post more because i got a new computer!! wooo!! so this is my first post on this new computer and it's fab! hope you day is wonderful and i will be posting again shortly :) :)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

One Direction

you all have hopefully heard of the group, One Direction? they are so cute!! look at them! their music is pretty good, i would say so. my favorite is Harry Styles, on the bottom left corner ;)

here's a closer look, so you can see. isn't he beautiful?!?

and here's, i guess, their most famous song, What Makes You Beautiful. pretty good!!

hope you all had a good day... my day has been going downhill all day. i mean, just to prove it, i just spilled eggnog all over everything i own. ...ok maybe it was just my bag for school, and the floor, and a little on a pair of shoes. but nothing good has happened today!! i was so glad to end the day. hopefully tomorrow will be better! and i get to see Alexandra soon!!!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

me and my hair

who got a hair cut?! i did! just a trim, cause i'm really working on growing it out a smidge. i mostly just wanted side bangs, check!

she also blow dryed it and made it all perty ;) to bad i have to sleep on it haha

hope you all had a great start to the week! :)

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Fix a Heart

It's probably what's best for you
I only want the best for you
And if I'm not the best then you're stuck
I tried to sever ties and I ended up with wounds to bind
Like you're pouring salt in my cuts

And I just ran out of band-aids
I don't even know where to start
'Cause you can bandage the damage
You never really can fix a heart

Even though I know what's wrong
How could I be so sure
If you never say what you feel, feel
I must have held your hand so tight
You didn't have the will to fight
I guess you needed more time to heal

Baby, I just ran out of band-aids
I don't even know where to start
'Cause you can bandage the damage
You never really can fix a heart

Ooh, ooh
Whoa, whoa
Ooh, ooh
Whoa, whoa
Whoa, whoa
Oh, oh

You must be a miracle worker
Swearing up and down
You can't fix what's been broken, yeah
Please don't get my hopes up
No, no, baby, tell me how could you be so cruel?

It's like you're pouring salt on my cuts

Baby, I just ran out of band-aids
I don't even know where to start
'Cause you can bandage the damage
You never really can fix a heart

Baby, I just ran out of band-aids
I don't even know where to start
'Cause you can bandage the damage
You never really can fix a heart
Oh no, no, no
You never really can fix a heart
Oh no, no, no
You never really can fix a heart
Oh-oh, oh, oh-oh yeah-oh, oh, oh, oh
You never really can fix my heart

i love this song by Demi Lovato! i can't stop listening to it. so good, right?!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Friday Fancies - Sparkle and Shine

Friday! which means... only 9 days til Christmas!! this week {av}'s theme was sparkle and shine! perfect for a really fancy holiday party! i enjoyed this one - i went with a skirt this time instead of a dress because i think i choose dresses too much. i know there are plenty of sparkly shirts out there, so i went with this one! but i mostly thought i would focus on sparkly jewelry. i just realized i forgot a bracelet! oh well.

i chose the black and silver heels because i though they went perfectly! even though i probably wouldn't wear them haha and look at that ring! it's a penguin! too.cute. and great for this outfit+the holidays :)
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that skirt is only $12! hmmm... are you thinking what i'm thinking? ok, that's always a weird question.
happy weekend!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

a whirlwind December


so this week has been kind of crazy with the workload and all that junk. some days i'll only have one thing to do and others i'll have tons! i feel pretty good though because i actually finished the things that have been sitting in my agenda forever. wooo! but tomorrow i have an english test about a book. i'm SO not good with book tests. at all. so i stayed after today and she told us all the things we needed to know (hopefully) and i have so much written down. i came home today and studied my butt off, so we'll see! :)

and then next week i'll have tons of tests and quizzes that teachers just want to have before break, so that's great. oh my. well, i don't like rushing time, but i hope Christmas comes sooner! not just because it's Christmas, but because i want these tests to end! craziness.

but 1 week from today my lovely Alexandra comes home from China for a visit!! and in 8 days we will be having a sleepover together just like she never left! :) i'm so so so excited!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas List 2011 (for the most part)

so i thought i would share some items i have on my Christmas list! i feel like it's kind of... dumb? i don't really know the right word - but i feel like on Christmas, presents shouldn't be all that people talk about. i admit to doing it and on December 26 i'll probably be all excited to tell you what i got! so i mean i know we love the gifts Christmas morning, but remember what Christmas is really about as well!

so anyway, here's a few things i'm hoping to find on Christmas! :)

Freaks and Geeks on DVD

Titanic (we have this on VHS, but i would like to watch it in my room. hehe)

Mylo Xyloto by Coldplay

Unbroken by Demi Lovato

i really really wanted these Floral Boots from Forever 21, but they don't have my size anymore :(

Justin Bieber's perfume, Someday

HCR Tour T-Shirt (they had these when i went to their concert, but i didn't have enough money)

plus things like:
-an iTunes gift card (or any gift card)
-polka dot sheets for my bed :)
-the HTC Rhyme
-tons of other movies
-and more ;)

i also love giving gifts! wrapping them is not my thing AT ALL, but i do love giving them to someone and then seeing their face when they get it! or just knowing that you gave someone something. it's so awesome!

i think i have a pretty successful list this year! what's on yours?!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

do you like my whiskers?

first of all, i have to get these.

(speaking of mustaches... this is awesome!)

second of all, i'm so in love with these sweaters! i got another super comfortable sweater and i wish i would wear it everyday.

third of all, i need to come up with more interesting posts.

Monday, December 12, 2011


alright. i want combat boots. like really badly. aww man i just love them!! they are so beautiful! i'm keeping my eyes peeled for a really good pair and then, if i can, i'm jumping on them! don't you agree?!

hope you had a great weekend! i had a busy one, so it flew by!

Friday, December 09, 2011

Friday Fancies - Holiday Party

this week {av}'s Friday Fancies theme was a holiday party outfit. this outfit actually took me awhile! it's a holiday party, so there's so much to wear! first i really wanted these tights, but then i found these other shoes that were perfect for a holiday type party. they were so cute! but the shoes and tights wouldn't have gone together well, so i went with the tights. then i was going to go with a cardigan, but i ended up with a blazer, which i like. and then i put the Justin Bieber perfume on my Christmas list, so might as well wear it to the "party" haha ;)

we are actually hosting a Christmas party at our house tomorrow! it's not quite this dressy, but i would totally wear this anyway haha we have this party every year and usually go caroling, but we aren't this year :( oh well. it's supposed to be super cold here tomorrow - so it would be way too cold for me. i'm a baby.

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anybody else have any Christmas parties coming up? i have a very busy December!

Tuesday, December 06, 2011


for my project in global studies we had to choose a country and do a powerpoint on it with a group. then we go on and watch each groups presentation on the computer and choose which country we would most want to visit. i've only looked at 2 so far, but the first one i read about was Italy, and it was fabulous! the pictures that the group put in that powerpoint definetly made me want to visit! ahh so pretty

hey - 19 days til Christmas!

Sunday, December 04, 2011

good up to a point

so. today from like 4:00 pm onward, was just not my day at all. from me accidentally exposing extremely good film i took to my nana being the most annoying she's been in ages.

i really don't want to talk about it, but if i didn't i feel like i would be leaving you on a cliffhanger or something. it was just today i was stupid and forgot to press the button on the bottom of my camera and rewound it first and got it all screwed up blah blah blah. great. then my nana starts telling me at dinner how to use money, and what to go to college for AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN. and then telling us how to plan our meals as a family and telling us to not hate anything and this is also being said in about a 2 and a half hour time span.

she was just WAY more annoying than i have ever seen. and even my pop-pop was telling me how i don't get enough sleep on week days - so i need to get a shower now grandparents: get out of the bathroom and let me shower so i can sleep. ugh it was far worse than it sounds. there were tears tonight because they were getting so crazy. and i don't mean the happy kind.

anyway, i needed something to cheer me up, and no pictures make me more happy than pictures of a lit up city! ahh, sooo pretty. and the second one i just couldn't resist putting on here - isn't it so eye catching?!

aaand of course it's Sunday. onto a 5 day week. this is going to be a long one, i can feel it. but i'm no Debby Downer! have a great week! send me good mojo. ;)

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.
Rabindranath Tayore

Friday, December 02, 2011

Friday Fancies - Inspi(red)

This week {av}'s Friday Fancies theme was red! i like the was she talked about it too. since it is getting to be Christmas and red is the holiday color and because yesterday was AIDS awareness day and red is the color to look out for! some things you can buy and the proceeds go to help AIDS - but only if it's red and says that the money goes to help that organization.

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this outfit definitely looks like something i would want to wear! it took me awhile to choose a dress - there were so many cute, red dresses. tonight i went to the city tree lighting and then out to dinner with my family, and i feel like this would have been a good thing to wear for that. the purse took me a little while too, but the only thing i could see with this outfit was a really small change purse type bag. agree?

this Friday Fancies thing is so fun, but makes me mad, because finding all of this cute stuff makes me want to own it so badly! i mean, that dress is TOO cute, but $541? the price tag isn't. and the cardigan! $170? geez. ah well, i love doing this. and now i have to wait another whole week to do it again.

Thursday, December 01, 2011

back to December

ahh Christmas in the city. so pretty! i like how in this picture, it's dark out, but it looks light because of the snow and the lights on the trees. too great. this year flew by!! crazy. next year is going to go by super fast too, but that's another post :) it sure is December weather here though! and this was the first song that came to mind when writing this post haha just because it has "December" in it